20 December 2017

William and Henrietta POTTSCHMIDT

William POTTSCHMIDT was born about 1819 in Germany. He married Henrietta, who was born about 1821 in Germany. The couple were married in Germany.

William and Henrietta had 7 children that I know of: Friedrich W (b. abt 1840), Wilhelmina (b. 25 Sep 1843), Herman (b. abt 1845), William F (b. Apr 1847), Lizzie (b. abt 1852), Hannah (b. abt 1855), and Charles. Friedrich and Wilhelmina were born in Prussia, Herman and William were born in Ohio, and Lizzie and Hannah were born in Indiana.

In 1845, the family immigrated from Schlage, Prussia (modern day Slawno, Poland) ot the US. They departed from Bremen on 1 Apr 1845 and arrived in New Orleans on 26 Nov 1845.

I have the following censuses for the family:

  • 1857 MN Territorial Census in Shakopee, Scott, MN on page 13
  • 1865 MN Census in Eagle Creek, Scott, MN as household no. 20


29 November 2017

Carl and Dorothea PAGEL

Johann Charles Philipp "Carl" PAGEL was born 11 Feb 1828 in Pommern, Germany. His first marriage was to Caroline Friedricke Augustine REIMER on 24 Nov 1848, most likely in Pommern. Caroline was born 14 Dec 1826 and the couple had 2 children together: Wilhelmine Friedricke Caroline (b. 24 Sep 1849)1 and Johann Christian Carl (b. 30 Nov 1850  d. 22 Jul 1851). Caroline died 8 Mar 1851.

Carl's second marriage was to my ancestor Dorothea Caroline Friedricke Wilhelmina BATHKE. She was born 16 Feb 1830 in Pommern and went by Friedricke.

They were married 4 Oct 1852 and emigrated with their children from Hamburg 26 Mar 1873 on the British Queen to Liverpool. There they changed boats to the SS Minnesota and arrived in New York on 15 Apr 1873. After that, they settled in the Wausau, Marathon county, WI area.
Passenger list for the British Queen

Page 1

Page 2, the family is on the bottom half of the page
Carl became a citizen on 26 Mar 1873.

Carl and Friedricke had 10 children that I know of together: Johann Albert Christian Fiedrich "John"2 (b. 2 Dec 1853), August Johann Albert (b. 2 Nov 1856)3, Johann Friedrich Carl "Carl" (b. 8 Feb  1859)4, Carl Friedrich Albert "Fritz" (b. 2 Feb 1861)5, Johann August "Herman" (b. 18 Dec 1864)6, Augusta Wilhelmina Carolina (b. 30 Apr 1866)7, Wilhelm August Friederich (b. Sep 1867)8, Carl Henry Frierich "Henry" (b. 21 Oct 1869), Bertha Johanne Friedricke (b. 3 Aug 1871)9, and Wilhelm Friedrich August (b. 22 Aug 1873)10. All the children but Wilhelm were born in Germany (most likely Pommern) and Wilhelm was born in Wausau, Marathon county, WI.

Friedricke died 23 Dec 1893 in Wausau and Carl died 20 Dec 1895 in Wausau. Carl was buried in St. Peter's Cemetery in Wausau. I suspect that Friedricke was buried in the same cemetery. Here's Carl's findagrave memorial.

I have the family on the following census records:

  • 1875 WI Census - (a tallied census)
  • 1880 US Census page 10 for Wausau, Marathon, WI
  • 1885 WI Census - (a tallied census)
  • 1895 WI Census - (a tallied census)

1 Wilhelmine married August BORCHARDT, had 5 children, and died 5 Feb 1918.
2 John married Mathilde KRUGER and had 4 children.
3 August married Albertine, had 9 children, and died 14 Dec 1938 in Jamestown, Stutsman, ND
4 Carl married Augusta HOEFFNER, had 4 children, and died 25 Aug 1924.
5 Fritz married Caroline GLESE, had at least 1 child, and died 14 Aug 1947.
6 Herman married Bertha HOLZ, had 4 children, and died 7 Dec 1931.
7 Augusta married Julius SCHUBRING, had at least 1 child, and died 23 Jun 1900.
8 Wilhelm married Ida, had at least 3 children, and died in 1932 in Winthrop, Sibley, MN
9 Bertha died 29 Sep 1871 in Germany at a month old.
10 Wilhelm died 12 Dec 1873 in Wausau at 3 months old.