Anna Schwarz

F, b. April 1835, d. before 1910
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAnna Schwarz was also known as Maria.
Married Namecirca 1864As of circa 1864,her married name was Brei.
  • Anna Schwarz was born in April 1835 at Germany.
  • She married John Baptiste Brei circa 1864.
  • Anna Schwarz died before 1910.
Census DateLocation
12 June 1900Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinAnna Schwarz was listed as wife in John Baptiste Brei's household on the 1900 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; living next door to his son Mike Brei.1
     Anna Schwarz had 6 with 3 living in 1900 children.

Children of Anna Schwarz and John Baptiste Brei

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED134. Dwelling 107.

Michael Fellner

M

Child of Michael Fellner and Margaretha Schwarz

Margaretha Schwarz

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Fellner.

Child of Margaretha Schwarz and Michael Fellner

Joseph Brei

M, b. 1873, d. 1955
Father*John Baptiste Brei b. Sep 1838, d. a 1920
Mother*Anna Schwarz b. Apr 1835, d. b 1910
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJoseph Brei was also known as Joe.
Census DateLocation
1 June 1905Bear Creek, Sauk, WisconsinJoseph Brei appeared on the census of 1 June 1905 at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.
3 May 1910Bear Creek, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
23 January 1920Willow, Richland, WisconsinHe was listed as father in Walter Leo Brei's household on the 1920 Census at Willow, Richland, Wisconsin.2

Children of Joseph Brei and Otilla F. Nachreiner

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED110. Dwelling 111.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920; Census Place: Willow, Richland, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_2013; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 209; Image: 428.

Otilla F. Nachreiner

F, b. May 1879, d. 1926
Father*Joseph X. Nachreiner b. 11 Jun 1846, d. 1925
Mother*Theresa Brneckl b. 1852, d. 1894
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationOtilla F. Nachreiner was also known as Otilie.
Name VariationOtilla F. Nachreiner was also known as Hottilica.
Name VariationOtilla F. Nachreiner was also known as Ovilla.
Name VariationOtilla F. Nachreiner was also known as Ottillie T.
Name VariationOtilla F. Nachreiner was also known as Nachriner.
Married Name29 January 1902As of 29 January 1902,her married name was Brei.
Census DateLocation
1880Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinOtilla F. Nachreiner was listed as a daughter in Joseph X. Nachreiner's household on the 1880 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
7 June 1900Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinOtilla F. Nachreiner was listed as a daughter in Joseph X. Nachreiner's household on the 1900 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
1 June 1905Bear Creek, Sauk, WisconsinOtilla F. Nachreiner appeared on the census of 1 June 1905 in the household of Joseph Brei at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.
3 May 1910Bear Creek, Sauk, WisconsinOtilla F. Nachreiner was listed as wife in Joseph Brei's household on the 1910 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.3
23 January 1920Willow, Richland, WisconsinOtilla F. Nachreiner was listed as mother in Walter Leo Brei's household on the 1920 Census at Willow, Richland, Wisconsin.4
     Otilla F. Nachreiner had 3 with 3 living in 1910 children.

Children of Otilla F. Nachreiner and Joseph Brei

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 104C.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED134. Dwelling 52.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED110. Dwelling 111.
  4. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920; Census Place: Willow, Richland, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_2013; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 209; Image: 428.

Joseph X. Nachreiner

M, b. 11 June 1846, d. 1925
Father*Michael Nachreiner b. 7 Oct 1817, d. 14 May 1896
Mother*Franciska Frank b. 15 May 1824, d. 30 Jul 1908
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJoseph X. Nachreiner was also known as Joseph K.
Name VariationJoseph X. Nachreiner was also known as Nachriner.
Census DateLocation
31 August 1860Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinJoseph X. Nachreiner was listed in Michael Nachreiner's household on the 1860 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
28 June 1870Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinJoseph X. Nachreiner was listed in Michael Nachreiner's household on the 1870 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
1880Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinJoseph X. Nachreiner was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.3
7 June 1900Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.4
2 January 1920Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as father in Daniel Nachreiner's household on the 1920 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; living next door to Rob A. Nachreiner.5
     JOSEPH X. NACHREINER, a prominent and leading farmer of Franklin
Township, has been a resident of Sauk County more than sixty-two
years, and through all that time the name has been associated with good
works and those influences which mean most to any community in the
matter of advancement and progress.
Mr. Nachreiner was born in Bavaria, Germany, June 11, 1846, a son
of Michael and Franzika Nachreiner. The founder of the family in Sauk
County was Michael Nachreiner, who came in 1854 and settled on 120
acres of raw and unimproved land in Franklin Township. That land
under his capable hands changed from a portion of the wilderness into
a cleared and improved farm, and for years it responded to his efforts
as an intelligent husbandman and agriculturist. Michael Nachreiner
died in June, 1895, and his wife in July, 1908. Their children were
Joseph, Alois, John, Michael, Caroline, Teresa, Frank, Anna and Simon,
all of whom are still living except Michael.
Joseph X. Nachreiner was eight years of age when his family came
to Sauk County, and he grew up here and received the somewhat limited
advantages of the schools of that early day. He developed his opportunities
at first as a farmer, and became the owner of a highly developed
place of 160 acres. This farm he has since sold to his son Rudolph, who conducts it as a model dairy farm, keeping about thirty head of
cattle and milking twenty cows. Mr. Nachreiner is a republican and a
member of the Catholic Church.
On June 13, 1872, he married Miss Teresa Brueckel, daughter of
Daniel and Mary Brueckel, of Franklin Township. Their children are:
Joseph M; Robert, who married Bertha Weishan; Daniel, who married
Matilda Malloy; Otilie, wife of Joseph Brei; Albert, who married Mary
Magli; Ludwine, wife of George Alt; Margaret, wife of William Ring;
Herbert, deceased; and Rudolph, who married Rosella Heiser. Joseph X. Nachreiner immigrated with Franciska Frank and Michael Nachreiner in 1854.

Children of Joseph X. Nachreiner and Theresa Brneckl

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 161. Dwelling 1221.
  2. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 11. Dwelling 78.
  3. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 104C.
  4. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED134. Dwelling 52.
  5. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED164. Dwelling 8.

Theresa Brneckl

F, b. 1852, d. 1894
Father*Daniel Brickl b. c 1823, d. 21 Aug 1887
Mother*Maria Retzer b. c 1820, d. b 1865
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationTheresa Brneckl was also known as Teresa.
Name VariationTheresa Brneckl was also known as Theresia.
Name VariationTheresa Brneckl was also known as Brueckel.
Name VariationTheresa Brneckl was also known as Breikl.
Married Name13 June 1872As of 13 June 1872,her married name was Nachreiner.
Married Name13 June 1872As of 13 June 1872,her married name was Nachriner.
Census DateLocation
1880Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinTheresa Brneckl was listed as wife in Joseph X. Nachreiner's household on the 1880 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Children of Theresa Brneckl and Joseph X. Nachreiner

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 104C.

Gustave Julius Breitzke

M, b. 29 July 1876, d. 1923
Father*Charles Breitzke
Mother*Emilie Reetz
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationGustave Julius Breitzke was also known as Gustaf.
Name VariationGustave Julius Breitzke was also known as Gust.
Name VariationGustave Julius Breitzke was also known as Gustav.
Census DateLocation
1 June 1905Ableman, Sauk, WisconsinGustave Julius Breitzke appeared on the census of 1 June 1905 at Ableman, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
15 April 1910Ableman, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Ableman, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
3 January 1920Excelsior, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin.3
     Gustave Julius Breitzke immigrated on 7 April 1896 to final destination Chicago, Illinois, New York, Arrival Date: 7 Apr 1896
Ethnicity/ Nationality: German
Port of Departure: Rotterdam
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Spaarndam. On 26 January 1923 Gustave Breitzke returned home from the sanitarium, but he is not much improved.
Madison Capital Times February 1, 1923 - Gustave Breitzke returned home from the sanitarium, but he is not much improved

Children of Gustave Julius Breitzke and Anna Sophia Dwars

Citations

  1. [S364] Wisconsin State Census Wisconsin State Censuses, 1895 and 1905, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 74.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED113. Dwelling 17.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED152. Dwelling 36.

Anna Sophia Dwars

F, b. October 1881, d. 17 October 1960
Father*Gustav Dwars b. Dec 1845, d. 8 Feb 1926
Mother*Mary Schmidt b. Apr 1854, d. 1942
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAnna Sophia Dwars was also known as Dewars.
Name VariationAnna Sophia Dwars was also known as Anna K.
Married Name9 May 1903As of 9 May 1903,her married name was Breitzke.
  • Anna Sophia Dwars was born in October 1881 at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of Gustav Dwars and Mary Schmidt.
  • Anna Sophia Dwars married Gustave Julius Breitzke, son of Charles Breitzke and Emilie Reetz, on 9 May 1903 at Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • Anna Sophia Dwars died on 17 October 1960 at Madison, Dane, Wisconsin.
    Anna K. Dwars Breitzke obituary 17 Oct 1960 The Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Census DateLocation
23 June 1900Excelsior, Sauk, WisconsinAnna Sophia Dwars was listed as a daughter in Gustav Dwars's household on the 1900 Census at Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
1 June 1905Ableman, Sauk, WisconsinAnna Sophia Dwars is listed as wife on the census of 1 June 1905 in the household of Gustave Julius Breitzke at Ableman, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
15 April 1910Ableman, Sauk, WisconsinAnna Sophia Dwars was listed as wife in Gustave Julius Breitzke's household on the 1910 Census at Ableman, Sauk, Wisconsin.3
3 January 1920Excelsior, Sauk, WisconsinAnna Sophia Dwars was listed as wife in Gustave Julius Breitzke's household on the 1920 Census at Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin.4
1940Madison, Dane, WisconsinAnna Sophia Dwars was listed as a housekeeper for the Fred Spaulding family on the 1940 Census at Madison, Dane, Wisconsin.5
     Anna Sophia Dwars had 4 with 4 living in 1910 children. On 4 June 1928 Confirmation dinner by Mrs. John Breitzke for her daughter Clara. On 6 June 1928 Surprise party for Margaret Friede.

Children of Anna Sophia Dwars and Gustave Julius Breitzke

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T623_1816; Page: 14B; Enumeration District: 132.
  2. [S364] Wisconsin State Census Wisconsin State Censuses, 1895 and 1905, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 74.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED113. Dwelling 17.
  4. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED152. Dwelling 36.
  5. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Madison, Dane, Wisconsin; Roll: T627_4469; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 13-40.

Gustav Dwars

M, b. December 1845, d. 8 February 1926
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationGustav Dwars was also known as Gustave.
  • Gustav Dwars was born in December 1845 at Germany.
  • He married Mary Schmidt circa 1872.
  • Gustav Dwars died on 8 February 1926 at age 80.
Census DateLocation
June 1880Excelsior, Sauk, WisconsinGustav Dwars was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
23 June 1900Excelsior, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
12 May 1910Excelsior, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin.3

Children of Gustav Dwars and Mary Schmidt

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 84C.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T623_1816; Page: 14B; Enumeration District: 132.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1736; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 113; Image: 865.

Mary Schmidt

F, b. April 1854, d. 1942
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMary Schmidt was also known as Maria.
Married Namecirca 1872As of circa 1872,her married name was Dwars.
  • Mary Schmidt was born in April 1854 at Germany.
  • She married Gustav Dwars circa 1872.
  • Mary Schmidt died in 1942.
Census DateLocation
June 1880Excelsior, Sauk, WisconsinMary Schmidt was listed as wife in Gustav Dwars's household on the 1880 Census at Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
23 June 1900Excelsior, Sauk, WisconsinMary Schmidt was listed as wife in Gustav Dwars's household on the 1900 Census at Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
12 May 1910Excelsior, Sauk, WisconsinMary Schmidt was listed as wife in Gustav Dwars's household on the 1910 Census at Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin.3
     Mary Schmidt had 7 with 5 living in 1900 children. She had 7 with 5 living in 1910 children.

Children of Mary Schmidt and Gustav Dwars

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 84C.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T623_1816; Page: 14B; Enumeration District: 132.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1736; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 113; Image: 865.

Michael Alt

M, b. December 1867, d. 1940
Father*Wolfgang Alt b. 31 Oct 1831, d. 4 Sep 1911
Mother*Margaretha Bindl b. 15 Dec 1849, d. 25 Jan 1897
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMichael Alt was also known as Mike.
Name VariationMichael Alt was also known as Michel.
Census DateLocation
1870Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinMichael Alt was listed in Wolfgang Alt's household on the 1870 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
9 June 1880Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinMichael Alt was listed as a son in Wolfgang Alt's household on the 1880 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
20 June 1895Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinMichael Alt appeared on the census of 20 June 1895 at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin, 4 male and 2 female; 6 born in US, 0 born in Germany; living next door to W. (Wolfgang Alt) and 3 houses from And. (Andreas) Alt.
19 June 1900Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin, living next door to Wolfgang Alt.3
16 January 1920Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.4

Children of Michael Alt and Catherine Pletzer

Citations

  1. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1870; Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: M593_1739; Page: 78A; Image: 161; Family History Library Film: 553238.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED251. Page 13. Dwelling 107.
  3. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED134. Dwelling 167.
  4. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED164. Dwelling 130.

Wolfgang Alt

M, b. 31 October 1831, d. 4 September 1911
Father*(?) Alt
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationWolfgang Alt was also known as W.
  • Wolfgang Alt was born on 31 October 1831 at Bavaria, Germany, also reported as Oct 1835.
  • He was the son of (?) Alt.
  • Wolfgang Alt married Margaretha Bindl, daughter of Ignatz Bindl and Catharina Roetzer, circa 1866.
  • Wolfgang Alt died on 4 September 1911 at age 79.
Census DateLocation
1870Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinWolfgang Alt was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
9 June 1880Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
20 June 1895Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinHe appeared on the census of 20 June 1895 at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin, 5 male and 4 female; 7 born in US, 2 born in Germany; living next door to M. (Michael Alt) and 3 houses from And. (Andreas) Alt.
19 June 1900Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin, living next door to Mike Alt.3
29 April 1910Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as father in Leo Alt's household on the 1910 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.4
     Wolfgang Alt immigrated on 8 June 1863 to New York Arrival Date: 8 Jun 1863
Place of Origin: Schemersdorf
Port of Departure: Bremen, Germany
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: America
on same ship as future wife, Margaretha Bindl.

Children of Wolfgang Alt and Margaretha Bindl

Citations

  1. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1870; Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: M593_1739; Page: 78A; Image: 161; Family History Library Film: 553238.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED251. Page 13. Dwelling 107.
  3. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED134. Dwelling 168.
  4. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1736; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 115; Image: 893.

Margaretha Bindl

F, b. 15 December 1849, d. 25 January 1897
Father*Ignatz Bindl b. 26 Feb 1816, d. 20 Aug 1898
Mother*Catharina Roetzer b. 14 Jun 1818, d. 20 Feb 1895
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMargaretha Bindl was also known as Marg.
Name VariationMargaretha Bindl was also known as Margareta.
Name VariationMargaretha Bindl was also known as Margaret.
Married Namecirca 1866As of circa 1866,her married name was Alt.
  • Margaretha Bindl was born on 15 December 1849 at Bavaria, Germany.
  • She was the daughter of Ignatz Bindl and Catharina Roetzer.
  • Margaretha Bindl married Wolfgang Alt, son of (?) Alt, circa 1866.
  • Margaretha Bindl died on 25 January 1897 at age 47 47y.
Census DateLocation
1870Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinMargaretha Bindl was listed in Wolfgang Alt's household on the 1870 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
9 June 1880Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinMargaretha Bindl was listed as wife in Wolfgang Alt's household on the 1880 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
20 June 1895Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinMargaretha Bindl is counted on the census of 20 June 1895 in the household of Wolfgang Alt at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; 5 male and 4 female; 7 born in US, 2 born in Germany; living next door to M. (Michael Alt) and 3 houses from And. (Andreas) Alt.
     Margaretha Bindl immigrated with Ignatz Bindl and Catharina Roetzer on 8 June 1863 at New York; Arrival Date: 8 Jun 1863
Place of Origin: Schemersdorf
Port of Departure: Bremen, Germany
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: America
on same ship as Margaretha's future husband, Wolfgang Alt.

Children of Margaretha Bindl and Wolfgang Alt

Citations

  1. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1870; Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: M593_1739; Page: 78A; Image: 161; Family History Library Film: 553238.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED251. Page 13. Dwelling 107.

Joseph Alt

M, b. June 1873, d. 1936
Father*Wolfgang Alt b. 31 Oct 1831, d. 4 Sep 1911
Mother*Margaretha Bindl b. 15 Dec 1849, d. 25 Jan 1897
Census DateLocation
9 June 1880Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinJoseph Alt was listed as a son in Wolfgang Alt's household on the 1880 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
20 June 1895Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinJoseph Alt is counted on the census of 20 June 1895 in the household of Wolfgang Alt at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; 5 male and 4 female; 7 born in US, 2 born in Germany; living next door to M. (Michael Alt) and 3 houses from And. (Andreas) Alt.
19 June 1900Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinJoseph Alt was listed as a son in Wolfgang Alt's household on the 1900 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; living next door to Mike Alt.2
16 January 1920Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinJoseph Alt was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.3

Children of Joseph Alt and Rose Gruber

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED251. Page 13. Dwelling 107.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED134. Dwelling 168.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920; Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_2015; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 164; Image: 83.

Rose Gruber

F, b. March 1879, d. 1965
Father*Michael Gruber b. 23 Apr 1849, d. 30 Jan 1931
Mother*Frances Ruhland b. 24 Oct 1848, d. 9 Apr 1925
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRose Gruber was also known as Rosina.
Married Name4 June 1902As of 4 June 1902,her married name was Alt.
Census DateLocation
1880Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinRose Gruber was listed as a daughter in Michael Gruber's household on the 1880 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
5 June 1900Bear Creek, Sauk, WisconsinRose Gruber was listed as a daughter in Michael Gruber's household on the 1900 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
16 January 1920Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinRose Gruber was listed as wife in Joseph Alt's household on the 1920 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.3

Children of Rose Gruber and Joseph Alt

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Family History Library Film 1255446 Page Number 102C.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T623_1816; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 129.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920; Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_2015; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 164; Image: 83.

Michael Gruber

M, b. 23 April 1849, d. 30 January 1931
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMichael Gruber was also known as Mike.
Name VariationMichael Gruber was also known as Bernard.
  • Michael Gruber was born on 23 April 1849 at Bavaria, Germany, also reported as May 1849.
  • He married Frances Ruhland, daughter of Franz Xavier Zilker and Barbara Ruhland, on 20 August 1872.
  • Michael Gruber died on 30 January 1931 at age 81 Michael Gruber, Sr. was born in Waldmuenchen, Bavaria, Germany April 26, 1849 and departed this life Friday January 30, 1931 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Brechtl, aged 81 years, 9 months and 11 days. The funeral services were conducted at St. Luke's chapel, Plain by the Rev. Frs. Beschta, Surges and Zaun, interment being made in St. Luke's new cemetery. The decedent came from Waldmuenchen to Buffalo, New York in 1871 and in 1872 was united in marriage to Miss Frances Ruhland. To this union, eleven children were born; three sons, Joseph, Michael, Jr. and Anthony; and eight daughters, Mrs. John Brechtl, Mrs. Alois Pletzer, Mrs. John Blau, Mrs. Jos. Alt, Mrs. Jos. Blau Sr., Mrs. John Haas, Mrs. Simon Nachreiner and Mary Ann who died at the age of nine months. Mr. Gruber also leaves to mourn 64 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. In the year 1874, Mr. Gruber moved from Buffalo, New York to Wisconsin and as one of the early settlers, worked hard at clearing land and building a home for his family. His first location was on the farm now owned by Jos. Alt where he resided 28 years. From there he moved to Plain to recuperate his health. Then he went to Big Hollow on the farm of Michael Jr. and in 1913 bought the farm now owned by his son Tony. In 1916, he moved to Spring Green where he resided until the death of his wife in 1925. When he went to Plain and spent his declining years with Mrs. John Blau and Mrs. Brechtl.
  • He was buried after 30 January 1931 at St. Luke's New Cemetery, Sauk, Wisconsin.
    Death of Michael Gruber, father of Mrs J J Haas 08 Feb 1931 The Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Census DateLocation
1880Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinMichael Gruber was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
5 June 1900Bear Creek, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
20 May 1910Spring Green, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin, living next door to Michael Gruber Jr..3
24 April 1930Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as father-in-law in John Baptist Brechtl's household on the 1930 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.4
     Michael Gruber immigrated in 1870.

Children of Michael Gruber and Frances Ruhland

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Family History Library Film 1255446 Page Number 102C.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T623_1816; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 129.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED126. Dwelling 91.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED13. Dwelling 91.

Frances Ruhland

F, b. 24 October 1848, d. 9 April 1925
Father*Franz Xavier Zilker
Mother*Barbara Ruhland b. 24 Jun 1817
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationFrances Ruhland was also known as Franziska.
Name VariationFrances Ruhland was also known as Francis.
Name VariationFrances Ruhland was also known as Ruland.
Married Name20 August 1872As of 20 August 1872,her married name was Gruber.
  • Frances Ruhland was born on 24 October 1848 at Bavaria, Germany, also reported as Oct 1849.
  • She was the daughter of Franz Xavier Zilker and Barbara Ruhland.
  • Frances Ruhland married Michael Gruber on 20 August 1872.
  • Frances Ruhland died on 9 April 1925 at age 76.
Census DateLocation
1880Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinFrances Ruhland was listed as wife in Michael Gruber's household on the 1880 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
5 June 1900Bear Creek, Sauk, WisconsinFrances Ruhland was listed as wife in Michael Gruber's household on the 1900 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
20 May 1910Spring Green, Sauk, WisconsinFrances Ruhland was listed as wife in Michael Gruber's household on the 1910 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin; living next door to Michael Gruber Jr.3
     Franziska (Frances) Ruhland was born October 24, 1848 at Untergrafenried, Kreis Cham, Oberpfalz, Bayern, Germany. She was the daughter of the unmarried couple, Xaver Zilker (of Hocha) and Barbara Ruhland. Catholic church records at Ast, Kreis Cham, show the baptism was October 24, 1848; the sponsor was an aunt, Walburga Dietl of Obergrafenried. Frances Ruhland immigrated in 1870. She had 12 with 10 living in 1900 children. She had 10 with 10 living in 1910 children.

Children of Frances Ruhland and Michael Gruber

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Family History Library Film 1255446 Page Number 102C.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T623_1816; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 129.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED126. Dwelling 91.

Lidwina Nachreiner

F, b. 7 April 1884, d. July 1978
Father*Joseph X. Nachreiner b. 11 Jun 1846, d. 1925
Mother*Theresa Brneckl b. 1852, d. 1894
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLidwina Nachreiner was also known as Ludwine.
Married Name19 October 1904As of 19 October 1904,her married name was Alt.
Census DateLocation
7 June 1900Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinLidwina Nachreiner was listed as a daughter in Joseph X. Nachreiner's household on the 1900 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
19 April 1930Menomonie, Dunn, WisconsinLidwina Nachreiner was listed as wife in George Alt's household on the 1930 Census at Menomonie, Dunn, Wisconsin.2
     Lidwina Nachreiner obtained US Social Security Card at Wisconsin; last residence Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Children of Lidwina Nachreiner and George Alt

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED134. Dwelling 52.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED15. Dwelling 422.

George Alt

M, b. circa 1884
Father*John Alt b. 1847, d. 1924
Mother*Franciska Wild b. 10 Mar 1856, d. 12 Mar 1935
Census DateLocation
19 April 1930Menomonie, Dunn, WisconsinGeorge Alt was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Menomonie, Dunn, Wisconsin.1

Children of George Alt and Lidwina Nachreiner

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED15. Dwelling 422.

John Alt

M, b. 1847, d. 1924
  • John Alt married Franciska Wild.
  • John Alt was born in 1847.
  • He was buried in 1924 at Old St Lukes Cemetery, Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.
    John and Franciska Alt tombstone
  • He died in 1924.

Children of John Alt and Franciska Wild

Franciska Wild

F, b. 10 March 1856, d. 12 March 1935
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Alt.
Name VariationFranciska Wild was also known as Francis.
  • Franciska Wild married John Alt.
  • Franciska Wild was born on 10 March 1856.
  • She died on 12 March 1935 at age 79.
  • She was buried after 12 March 1935 at Old St Lukes Cemetery, Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin, tombstone death date not filled in, so likely buried elsewhere.
    John and Franciska Alt tombstone

Children of Franciska Wild and John Alt

Francis Alt

F, b. September 1880, d. before 1920
Father*John Alt b. 1847, d. 1924
Mother*Franciska Wild b. 10 Mar 1856, d. 12 Mar 1935
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1899As of circa 1899,her married name was Bauer.
Married Name18 January 1899As of 18 January 1899,her married name was Bauer.
Census DateLocation
13 June 1900Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinFrancis Alt was listed as wife in George Bauer's household on the 1900 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
21 April 1910Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinFrancis Alt was listed as wife in George Bauer's household on the 1910 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
     Francis Alt immigrated in 1888. She had 1 with 1 living in 1900 children. She had 6 with 6 living in 1910 children.

Children of Francis Alt and George Bauer

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED134. Dwelling 110.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED115. Dwelling 40.

George Bauer

M, b. December 1877, d. after April 1930
Father*Joseph Bauer b. 10 Oct 1835, d. 14 Mar 1910
Mother*Anna Leis b. 10 Aug 1837, d. 25 Jun 1914
Census DateLocation
1880Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinGeorge Bauer was listed as a son in Joseph Bauer's household on the 1880 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
13 June 1900Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinGeorge Bauer was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
21 April 1910Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.3
9 January 1920Ethan, Davison, South DakotaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Ethan, Davison, South Dakota.4
18 April 1930Ethan, Davison, South DakotaHe was listed as father-in-law in Albert M. Feiner's household on the 1930 Census at Ethan, Davison, South Dakota; living next door to Alois (Albert) Bauer.5

Children of George Bauer and Francis Alt

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 102C.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED134. Dwelling 110.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED115. Dwelling 40.
  4. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED66. Dwelling 86.
  5. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED5. Dwelling 21.

Joseph Bauer

M, b. 10 October 1835, d. 14 March 1910
  • Joseph Bauer was born on 10 October 1835 at Bavaria, Germany.
  • He married Anna Leis circa 1858.
  • Joseph Bauer died on 14 March 1910 at age 74.
  • He was buried after 14 March 1910 at Old St Lukes Cemetery, Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.
    Joseph and Anna Bauer tombstone
Census DateLocation
1880Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinJoseph Bauer was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
13 June 1900Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as father in George Bauer's household on the 1900 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
     Joseph Bauer and Anna Leis immigrated in 1873.

Children of Joseph Bauer and Anna Leis

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 102C.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED134. Dwelling 110.

Anna Leis

F, b. 10 August 1837, d. 25 June 1914
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAnna Leis was also known as Annie.
Married Namecirca 1858As of circa 1858,her married name was Bauer.
  • Anna Leis was born on 10 August 1837 at Bavaria, Germany.
  • She married Joseph Bauer circa 1858.
  • Anna Leis died on 25 June 1914 at age 76.
  • She was buried after 25 June 1914 at Old St Lukes Cemetery, Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.
    Joseph and Anna Bauer tombstone
Census DateLocation
1880Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinAnna Leis was listed as wife in Joseph Bauer's household on the 1880 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
13 June 1900Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinAnna Leis was listed as wife in George Bauer's household on the 1900 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
19 April 1910Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinAnna Leis was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin, living next door to Alois Bauer..3
     Anna Leis and Joseph Bauer immigrated in 1873. Anna Leis had 12 with 7 living in 1900 children. She had 7 with 5 living in 1910 children.

Children of Anna Leis and Joseph Bauer

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 102C.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED134. Dwelling 110.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED115. Dwelling 35.

Anna Justina Gruber

F, b. 30 October 1877, d. 8 February 1958
Father*Michael Gruber b. 23 Apr 1849, d. 30 Jan 1931
Mother*Frances Ruhland b. 24 Oct 1848, d. 9 Apr 1925
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name5 October 1898As of 5 October 1898,her married name was Blau.
  • Anna Justina Gruber was born on 30 October 1877 at Plain, Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of Michael Gruber and Frances Ruhland.
  • Anna Justina Gruber married Joseph Blau, son of Michael Blau and Barbara Dobmeier, on 5 October 1898 at Plain, Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • Anna Justina Gruber died on 8 February 1958 at Sauk, Wisconsin, at age 80 Mrs. Anna Blau, whose parents were Mr. and Mrs. Mike Gruber, was born October 30, 1877, and died February 8, 1958, at Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held at St. Luke's Catholic Church Tuesday, February 11. A Solemn Requiem High Mass was conducted by Fr. Haines. Fr. Brechtl and Fr. Adams. She was a Gold Star Mother and a member of the Christian Mother's Society. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Anna, a son, Simon, and her husband, Joseph. Survivors include five sons; Joseph, Frank, Albert, Anthony and George; three daughters, Catherine, Margaret, and Clara; two brothers and five sisters, 43 grandchildren and 50 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were her grandsons, Edward Blau, Edwin Blau, Fred Ostermeyer, Francis Brey, Dan Blau and Dean Blau. Burial was in St. Luke's Cemetery.
Census DateLocation
1880Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinAnna Justina Gruber was listed as a daughter in Michael Gruber's household on the 1880 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Children of Anna Justina Gruber and Joseph Blau

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Family History Library Film 1255446 Page Number 102C.

Joseph Blau

M, b. 3 April 1861, d. 11 May 1930
Father*Michael Blau b. 25 Aug 1825, d. 25 Dec 1892
Mother*Barbara Dobmeier b. 25 Dec 1833, d. 1920
  • Joseph Blau was born on 3 April 1861 at Bavaria, Germany, also reported as 1862.
  • He was the son of Michael Blau and Barbara Dobmeier.
  • Joseph Blau married Anna Teresa Brickl, daughter of Daniel Brickl and Maria Retzer, on 12 November 1884 at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin, They were married November 12, 1884 at St. Luke Catholic Church in Plain by Father Henricus Keonig. Witnesses were Michael Blau and Elizabeth Voelker. The Weekly Home News of November 13, 1884 reported, "Mr. Joseph Blow [Blau] and Miss Annie Brickle [Brückl] were united in the holy bonds of matrimony at St. Luke's Church Tuesday, by Rev. Father Koning of Keyesville. At the same time and place Mr. Daniel Brickle [Brückl] and Miss Mary Blow [Blau] were married by the same gentleman."
  • Joseph Blau was listed as a beneficiary in Michael Blau's will on 3 January 1893 at Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • Joseph Blau married Anna Justina Gruber, daughter of Michael Gruber and Frances Ruhland, on 5 October 1898 at Plain, Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • Joseph Blau died on 11 May 1930 at age 69.
    Joseph Blau obituary 12 May 1930 The Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Census DateLocation
June 1880Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinJoseph Blau was listed as a son in Michael Blau's household on the 1880 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Children of Joseph Blau and Anna Teresa Brickl

Children of Joseph Blau and Anna Justina Gruber

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 100D.

Michael Blau

M, b. 25 August 1825, d. 25 December 1892
Father*Georg Blau
Mother*Margaretha Gruber
  • Michael Blau was born on 25 August 1825 at Bavaria, Germany.
  • He was the son of Georg Blau and Margaretha Gruber.
  • Michael Blau married Barbara Dobmeier, daughter of Franz Dobmeier and Anna Maria Schinabeck, on 7 July 1862 at New York.
  • Michael Blau died on 25 December 1892 at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin, at age 67.
  • He was buried after 25 December 1892 at Old St Lukes Cemetery, Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin, 67y 4m.
    Michael Blau tombstone
  • His estate was probated on 3 January 1893 at Sauk, Wisconsin.
    Probate for Michael Blau - Sauk, WI 03 Jan 1893
Census DateLocation
June 1880Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinMichael Blau was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
     Michael Blau and Barbara Dobmeier - Family History Gleißenberg, Germany

Michael Blau and Barbara Dobmeier were born in the small town of Gleißenberg, which is located in the Oberpfalz, in the eastern area of Bavaria, Germany. Nearby towns are Furth im Wald, located near the Czech Republic border, and Waldmünchen, which was formerly the county seat. The city of Cham is now the county seat.

Michael Blau was born on August 25, 1825. His baptism document lists Georg Blau, a shoemaker in Gleißenberg, as his father. The birth date of Georg Blau has not yet been determined. Michael’s mother was Margaretha Gruber from Geigant, Germany.

One of the earlier known spellings of the Blau name was Plab. The Plab name was changed to Blab in the mid 1700's and within 3 generations the name evolved into Blau, which means "blue" or "drunk" in the German language. No one can say for sure why the name was changed so many times, but church records confirm all three spellings. Other variations of Blau found in Germany are Blaw, Plob and Blow.

Barbara Dobmeier was born on December 25, 1833. Her baptism document lists Franz Dobmeier as her father. Franz was a farmer in Gleißenberg. Barbara’s mother was Anna Maria Schinabeck whose father was from Arnschwang, Germany. The Dobmeier name also has various spellings: Domajer, Dobmajer, Dobmayer, and the earliest known spelling, Thomayer. Barbara's baptism record listed her last name as Domajer. Michael and Barbara were baptized in St. Bartholomäus Catholic Church in Gleißenberg.

Michael Blau and Barbara Dobmeier’s first child, Joseph, was born on April 3, 1861 in Gleißenberg. Michael and Barbara were unmarried at the time of Joseph's birth.

On February 8, 1862 Michael (age 36), Barbara (age 28), and their infant son Joseph, went to the Königliches Landgericht, the Royal Judicial Office, in Waldmünchen to register their intent to emigrate to North America. In the protocol, Michael stated that he hoped to have a better future in America than in Bavaria. Michael possessed a fortune of 175 florin, which he stated would be more than enough money for the journey. He hoped to find work in America, and hoped that his many friends from the Gleißenberg area would help him. Florin is an old name for gulden; and at this time, 175 gulden would equal about 297 German marks. A house cost approximately 1,000 marks in the 1860’s. In 1871, the currency changed from gulden to marks.

In Barbara's protocol, she stated her sister Maria Meindl, who was married to Nikolaus Meindl, had emigrated to America six years earlier. Maria wrote to Barbara several times asking her to come to America and described America in such a way that Barbara decided to emigrate, too. Barbara also stated in her protocol that she had an illegitimate son named Josef, and that Michael Blau from Gleißenberg admitted to being the father. Barbara stated that Michael would emigrate with her to North America, and that she would also take her child.

They planned to travel from Nürnberg to Bremen where they would board the vessel Gauss. Bremen is located in the northern part of Germany. It is not known how long the voyage lasted, but the vessel arrived at the Port of Baltimore, Maryland, USA on June 12, 1862.

Buffalo, New York - Plain, Wisconsin

Michael, Barbara, and baby Joseph made their way to Buffalo, New York where it is assumed the Meindl's helped them find a home. Within three weeks after their arrival in America, Michael and Barbara were married. They were married on July 7, 1862 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Buffalo, New York. Their second child, Mary, was born on December 25, 1863 in Buffalo.

By May of 1864, records show that Michael and Barbara Blau and their children moved from Buffalo to Plain, Wisconsin. They purchased the Charles Lamb farm, which was their home until their deaths. The farm is located about one mile southwest of Plain in the Township of Franklin, Sauk County, Wisconsin (Section 7, Town 9 North). In 1871 and 1877, Michael Blau also purchased land in Section 19, Town 9 North in Sauk County.

Seven more children were born to Michael and Barbara: Michael B., born October 29, 1865; Barbara, born January 20, 1869; Frank, born September 19, 1870; Alois, born October 2, 1872; John, born March 17, 1874; Theresia, born August 29, 1876; and Anna, born April 25, 1878.

Author: Debbie Blau.

Children of Michael Blau and Barbara Dobmeier

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 100D.

Barbara Dobmeier

F, b. 25 December 1833, d. 1920
Father*Franz Dobmeier
Mother*Anna Maria Schinabeck
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationBarbara Dobmeier was also known as Daekmeyer.
Name VariationBarbara Dobmeier was also known as Meyer.
Name VariationBarbara Dobmeier was also known as Dabmaier.
Married NameHer married name was Blau.
Name VariationBarbara Dobmeier was also known as Dobnier.
  • Barbara Dobmeier was born on 25 December 1833 at Bavaria, Germany.
  • She was the daughter of Franz Dobmeier and Anna Maria Schinabeck.
  • Barbara Dobmeier married Michael Blau, son of Georg Blau and Margaretha Gruber, on 7 July 1862 at New York.
  • Barbara Dobmeier was listed as a beneficiary in Michael Blau's will on 3 January 1893 at Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • Barbara Dobmeier died in 1920.
Census DateLocation
June 1880Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinBarbara Dobmeier was listed as wife in Michael Blau's household on the 1880 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
21 June 1900Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinBarbara Dobmeier was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
19 April 1910Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinShe was listed as mother in John Blau's household on the 1910 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.3
14 January 1920Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinBarbara Dobmeier was listed as mother in John Blau's household on the 1920 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.3
     Barbara Dobmeier had 7 with 5 living in 1900 children.

Children of Barbara Dobmeier and Michael Blau

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 100D.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED134. Dwelling 184.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1736; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0115; Image: 886; FHL Number: 1375749.