Before My Time is about the ancestry and extended family of my four grandparents: John Samuel Krentz (Indiana/North Dakota), Margreta Tjode Hedwig (Gertie) Buss (North Dakota), Rosmer Pettis Kerr (Pennsylvania/Michigan), and Evelyn Elvina Hauer (Michigan). Archives, Labels (tags), and other links appear at the bottom of the page.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Surname: Wolfschlager

Marriage record of Johann Peter Wolfschlager & Maria Elisabeth Wigger
24 May 1829 ~ Helden, Westfalen, Preußen
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The Wolfschlager surname comes to me via my grandma Evelyn Hauer. Her great-great-grandfather was:
  • Wilhelm Wolfschläger, a Catholic farmer of Helden, Westfalen, Preußen. He would have been born by or about 1780. He married Anna Gertrud Merren. They were my fourth great-grandparents.
  • Johann Peter Wolfschläger, born about 1804. On 24 May 1829, he married Maria Elisabeth Wigger in the Catholic church at Helden, Westfalen. They immigrated, arriving at New York on 16 August 1845 aboard the ship Cotton Planter from Antwerp, Belgium. My third great-grandparents, Johann Peter and Maria Elisabeth settled in Detroit, Michigan. They had ten children.
  • Theresa Wolfschläger, born 16 October 1843 in Helden. She married Joseph H. Hauer 146 years ago today, on 29 March 1864, at St. Clements Church, Center Line, Michigan. Theresa and Joseph were my great-great-grandparents.


Marriage record of Joseph H. Hauer and Theresa Wolfschläger
29 March 1864 ~ St. Clement's Church, Center Line, Michigan
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The marriage record above was included as part of Theresa's documentation when she filed a claim for a Civil War widow's pension.

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Our Family in Books: A Bibliography

  • My Ancestors in Books (a library of resources and notes pertaining to Reverend Samuel Stone, Major General Robert Sedgwick, Elder John Crandall, and other early Americans in the forest where my family tree was grown)
  • The Zahnisers: A History of the Family in America by Kate M. Zahniser and Charles Reed Zahniser (Mercer, Pa. 1906)
  • History of St. James Lutheran Church [full title: A little of this and a little of that in the 141 year (1861-2002) History of St. James Lutheran Church, Reynolds Indiana] by Harold B. Dodge, published at Reynolds, Indiana, 2002; 170 pages.
  • Lisbon, North Dakota 1880-2005 Quasuicentennial, published at Lisbon, North Dakota in 2005; 391 pages.
  • The Paschen and Redd Families of Cass County, Indiana by Alfred Paschen, c. 2005 (Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD); 322 pages.
  • Sheldon Community History: Sheldon Centennial 1881-1981, published at Sheldon, North Dakota in 1981; 376 pages.
  • Sheldon, North Dakota 1881-2006 - 125th Anniversary: The Queen of the Prairie, published at Sheldon, North Dakota in 2006; 498 pages.
  • A Standard History of White County, Indiana, written under the supervision of W.H. Hamelle, c. 1915 (The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago and New York).
  • The Roots of Coventry, Connecticut by Betty Brook Messier and Janet Sutherland Aronson, c. 1987 (Coventry 275th Anniversary Committee, Coventry, CT); 206 pages.
  • "Elder John Crandall of Rhode Island and His Descendants" by John Cortland Crandall; New Woodstock, New York, 1949; 797 pages.
  • "The Descendants of Robert Burdick of Rhode Island." Nellie (Willard) Johnson, Pd.B.: H & L Creations, LLC.

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