Johann Graesch/Groesch

Johann Graesch/Groesch
b. 15 April 1812, Dahlherda, Baiern, Germany, to John Heinrich and [–?–] Gresch
d. 19 April 1884, Wabash County, Illinois

m. 29 January 1837, Dahlherda, Baiern, Germany
Gertraud Gutermuth
b. 8 February 1811, Dahlherda, Baiern, Germany
d. 6 January 1891, Wabash County, Illinois

Children with Gertraud Gutermuth:

  • Anna Maria Werling (1838–1922)
  • John Henry (1840–1924)
  • Catherine Fuhrman (b. 1843)
  • John (1845–1924)
  • Barbara Kirsch (1848–1930)
  • Suzanna Kirsch (1850–1882)
  • Friedericka Bosecker (1853–1934)
  • Louisa (1860–1879)
  • Margaret (b. 1862)

Johann immigrated to Indiana from Stark County, Ohio, about 1843. He emigrated from Adams County, Indiana, to Wabash County, Illinois, in 1870.

According to family tradition, on the trip from Germany, Johann and Gertraud’s first child died and was placed in the arms of an old man who had also died. Both were buried together, perhaps at sea.

Submitted by:
Karin Marie Kirsch
Evansville IN

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