John Selmer (Johann Gottlieb Zellmer)

John Selmer
birth: 21 Jun 1824 at Wiemislaff, Kr. Chodziesen, Posen, Prussia to Martin and Anna Rosine (Ribelski) Zellmer
death: 7 Apr 1904, Cass Twp, Pulaski Co., IN
burial: St. John Cemetery, Pulaski Co., IN

1st marriage: likely prior to 1843 and in Prussia
Wilhelmine Kuk
birth: date unknown to Joseph [?] / George [?] Ribelski and [–?–]
death: probably 1854 in the United States
burial: unknown

2nd marriage: unknown
Wilhelmine Kottke
birth: unknown
death: unknown
burial: unknown

Children of John Selmer and Wilhelmine Kuk:

  • Ernst Julius Zellmer, b. 25 Jun 1843, d. 1[?] Sep 1843
  • Caroline Emilie (or Emilie Carolina) Zellmer,  b. Aug 1844, d. 15 Sep 1864
  • Wilhelm August Zellmer (William Selmer), b. 1 Jan 1848, d. 23 Jan 1929, m. Amalie “Mollie” Wegner

Children of John Selmer and Wilhelmine Kottke:

  • Emilie Selmer, b. 2 Nov 1855, d. 28 Aug 1856
  • Augusta Selmer, b. 17 Jun 1857, d. 26 Jun 1936, m. (1) Christ Prien, (2) Gustav Kottka
  • Pauline Karoline Selmer, b. 7 Aug 1858, d. as infant
  • Albertine/Ernestine Selmer, b. 9 Feb 1860, d. 12 Aug 1828, m. Julius Steinke
  • Julius W. Selmer, b. 7 Nov 1861, d. 18 Mar 1938, m. Rosa Spenner
  • Amelia Emma, b. 16 Aug 1863, d. 16 Jan or Feb 1875
  • Anna Julia Bertha Selmer, b. 26 Mar 1864, d. 17 Dec 1943, m. William Wagner
  • Heinrich Gustav Selmer, b. 4 Apr 1867, d. 13 Jun 1933, m. Josephine Wolknitz
  • Ida Selmer, b. 1 mar 1869, d. 7 Mar 1950, m. William Spinn
  • Herman Carl Gottlieb Selmer, b. 4 Nov 1870, d. 18 Jul 1937, m. Pauline Louise Rosenbaum
  • Wilhelmine Emma, b. 16 Jan 1873, d. 12 jan 1879

John Selmer lived in:

  • Wiemislaff, Kr. Chodziesen (later Kr. Kolmar), Posen, Prussian, now Chodziez, Wielkopolskie, Poland
  • 1854 – 1856: the Michigan City area, LaPorte County, Indiana
  • 1856-1904: Cass Township, Pulaski County, Indiana

Submitted by:
Marsha L. Selmer
Email: mselmer@comcasat.net

 

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