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Joseph Adolphus Whittaker

Joseph Adolphus Whittake
birth: 28 Feb 1876, Pleasant Township, Johnson Co., Indiana to Nimrod and Susan N. (McCord) Whitaker
death: 3 May 1956, Indianapolis, Marion Co., Indiana
burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson Co., Indiana

marriage: 8 Nov 1898
Minnie Pearl Sheek
birth: 12 Aug 1875 at Pleasant Twp, Johnson Co., IN,  to Jacob A. Sheek and Martha E. Church
death: 16 Aug 1953 at Indianapolis, Marion Co., Indiana
burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson Co., Indiana

Children of Joseph Adolphus Whittaker and Minnie Pearl Sheek:

  • Infant, stillborn 8 Dec 1899, Pleasant Twp, Johnson Co., IN, buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson Co., IN
  • Susan Elizabeth Whittaker, b. 17 Jul 1901 at Pleasant Twp, Johnson Co., IN, d. 12 Sep 2001, Batesville, Ripley, IN, m. 14 Apr 1933, Marshall Merle Edmonds at Indianapolis, Marion, IN
  • Charlotte Mae Whittaker, b. 19 May 1903 at Pleasant Twp,  Johnson Co., IN, d. 16 Nov 1994 at Greenwood, Johnson Co., Indiana, buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson Co., IN, m. 1 Oct 1921 at Indianapolis, Marion, IN, Fred Bunch
  • Mildred Viola Whittaker, b. Jan 1905 at Pleasant Twp, Johnson Co., IN, d. 21 Jul 1905, Pleasant Twp, Johnson Co., IN, buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson Co., IN
  • Josephine Belle Whittaker, b. 19 Dec 1905 at Pleasant Twp, Johnson Co., IN, d. 30 Sep 1989 at Pleasant Twp, Johnson Co., IN, buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson Co., IN, m. 4 Sep 1926 at Indianapolis, Marion, IN, Paul C. Duke
  • Rosa Leota Whittaker, b. 11 Aug 1908 at Pleasant Twp, Johnson Co., IN, d. 16 Dec 1972, Normal, McLean Co., IL, buried at Eastlawn Cemetery, Bloomington, IL, m. 13 Jul 1930 at Indianapolis, Marion, IN, Frederick Joseph McElroy
  • Naomi Pearl Whittaker, b. 4 Sep 1912 at Indianapolis, Marion, IN, d. 18 Feb 1999 at Indianapolis, Marion, IN, buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson Co., IN, m. 18 Jun 1932 at Indianapolis, Marion, IN, Arthur H. Braun
  • Winford Wendell Whittaker, b. 26 May 1916 at Indianapolis, Marion, IN, d. 27 Jul 1982 at Indianapolis, Marion, IN, buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson Co., IN, m. 29 Jun 1935 at Indianapolis, Marion, IN, Mable L. Hittle

Joseph Aldolphus Whittaker Lived In:

  • From birth – about 1908: Pleasant Township, Johnson County
  • Lived on Pearl Street in Greenwood for a short time
  • Then moved to unknown street in Indianapolis
  • Then lived on National Street in Indianapolis
  • Then built a home on Brill Street
  • Left home on Brill Street due to ill health and lived with oldest daughter Susan Whittaker Edmonds on Edwards Street in Indianapolis
  • Both he and his spouse lived their entire lives in Indiana

Other Information:

Joseph Aldolphus Whittaker’s last name was originally spelled “Whitaker”, but he changed it sometime while living in Johnson County because his mail kept getting mixed up with cousin J. Whitaker’s.

Joseph Aldolphus Whittaker is submitter’s grandfather. All of Joseph and Minnie’s children were born and died in Indiana except Rosa Leota (Whittaker) McElroy. Her family moved from Bloomington IN to Bloomington IL due to Mr. McElroy’s job with S. S. Kresge.

 

Submitted by:
Sonia L. Austin
Email:soniajim1@msn.com

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Wolfgang Mulzer

Wolfgang Mulzer
b. 28 September 1832, Sophienthal, Oberfranken, Bavaria, Germany, to George Stephen Voit and Margertha Barbara Mulzer
d. 21 February 1925
bur. St. John Lutheran Ev. Cemetery, Evanston, Spencer, Indiana

Mulzer gravestone

Mulzer gravestone

m/1. 11 November 1858, Spencer Co., Indiana
Ann Huebschman
b. 9 March 1841, Egloffstein, Oberfranken, Bavaria, Germany, to Johann and Margaret (Polster) Huebschman
d. 27 July 1860, Spencer Co., Indiana
bur. St. John Lutheran Ev. Cemetery, Evanston, Spencer, Indiana

m/2. 30 September 1862, Kratzburg Trinity Ev. Church, Fulda, Spencer Co., Indiana
Margaretha Huebschman
b. 19 May 1843, Egloffstein, Oberfranken, Bavaria, Germany, to Johann and Margaret (Polster) Huebschman
d. 10 May 1869
bur. St. John Lutheran Ev. Cemetery, Evanston, Spencer, Indiana

m/3. 31 May 1870, Spencer Co., Indiana
Anna Keller
b. 17 December 1843, Preussling, Oberfranken, Bavaria, Germany, to George and Barbara (Kiefner) Keller
d. 14 June 1924, Evanston, Spencer, Indiana
bur. St. John Lutheran Ev. Cemetery, Evanston, Spencer, Indiana

Children of Wolfgang and Anna (Huebschmann) Mulzer:

  • Johann (1859-1942) married Anna Mary Lottes

Children of Wolfgang and Margaretha (Huebschmann) Mulzer:

  • Anne Elizabeth Maria (1865-1939) married Christopher Braun
  • Veronica Wilhelmine Louise “Minnie” (1867-1956) married Ludwig Keiper

Children of Wolfgang and Anna (Keller) Mulzer:

  • George Friedrich D. (1873-1898)
  • Margarethe Sophia (1874-1965) married Christoph George Bauer
  • Heinrich Wilhelm (1877-1966) married Friedaricka Margaretha Schultz
  • Anna Margaretha (1879-1971) (twin) married George Ludwig Bauer
  • Anne Matilda (1879-1901) (twin)
  • Clara Emilie (1881-1972) married Johann Heinrich Christian Wilhelm Wittman
  • Ludwig Friedrich (1883-1905)
  • George Edward (1884-1901)
  • Charles W. (1886-1973) married Theresa Katharine Vogel
  • Katharina Lydia (1888-1937) married Phillip Peters
  • Herman Rudolph (1890-1949) married Margarethe Louise “Clara” Polster

Wolfgang and his mother, Margaretha Barbara and her husband George S. Voit, along with several others immigrated to North America in 1851. They traveled to Bremen, Germany where they boarded a ship bound for New Orleans, Louisiana, landing in November of 1851. They made their way up the Mississippi to the Ohio River and disembarked at Troy, Perry Co., Indiana. They took up farming in Spencer County. Wolfgang had befriended the Johann Hubschman family. Johann and Margaret E. Polster had given Wolfgang their permission to marry their eldest daughter, Anna, before their deaths in 1855 and 1856. With that permission, Wolfgang had promised to take care of the Hubschman children. Wolfgang then took into his home the five younger children. Anna was very ill from consumption and died at the age of 19, the day after her and Wolf’s only son’s first birthday. On September 30, 1862 Wolfgang married Margatha Huebschman (his first wife’s younger sister). She was also ill of consumption and died, but not before giving Wolfgang two daughters.

In 1870 Wolfgang married Anna Keller. Anna came to America with her father and mother, George Keller and Barbara Kuffner, arriving in New Orleans. Anna and Wolfgang were blessed with eleven children. Wolfgang attended school until he was 14 years old, and was considered to be highly educated. He was part of the core group of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Evanston, Spencer County, Indiana. All of his children were baptized there. He was an Elder in the church and when the pastor was gone, he would read the sermons.

On September 1, 1856 Wolfgang became a citizen of the United States at Rockport, Spencer County, Indiana. Johann Mulzer, Wolfgang’s first son was born in Spencer County, Indiana. He married Louisa Wilhelmina Maier in 1884. Five children were born to this union. After Louisa’s death, Johann married Anna Mary Lottes Dersch at Trinity United Church of Christ near Fulda, Indiana. To this union, two children were born. Johann and his wives were very hard-working farmers in Spencer County.

Submitted by:
Marlene Petty Polster
Crown Point IN
E-mail: marlenepolster@sbcglobal.net

Christopher Braun

Christopher Braun
b. 6 September 1854, to John and Katherine (Heuring) Braun
d. 11 March 1935, Spencer County, Indiana
bur. St. John Lutheran Ev. Cemetery, Row 25, Plot 17, Evanston, Spencer, Indiana

m. 5 May 1842
Anne Elizabeth Maria Mulzer
b. 4 May 1865, Spencer County, Indiana, to Wolfgang and Margaretha (Huebschman) Mulzer
d. 11 September 1939, Spencer County, Indiana
bur. St. John Lutheran Ev. Cemetery, Evanston, Spencer, Indiana

Christopher Braun and Maria Mulzer gravestone

Christopher Braun and Maria Mulzer gravestone

Children of Christopher and Anne Elizabeth Maria (Mulzer) Braun:

  • Friedrich Ludwig (1881-1954) married Amelia Anna Hartzing
  • John Henry (1884-1961) married Anna Alvina Polster
  • George (1885-1947)
  • Anna Katherine (1887-1969) married Charles W. Peters
  • Elizabeth Emile (1889-1968) married Manford E. Hart
  • Edith “Ida” L. (1893-1968) married Alvin S. Dersch
  • Heinrich Martin (1895-1974) married Meta M. Polster
  • Johann Arthur Otto (1897-1902)
  • Catherine Clara (1900-1975) married Thomas Ludwig Polster
  • Wilhelmine A. (1902-1997) married Adolph Jacob Foertsch
  • Rudolph W. N. (1912-1994) married (living)

Christoph was born in Spencer County, Indiana, and attended church at St. John Lutheran. He married Anne Elizabeth Mulzer who also attended St. John Lutheran. They had 11 children. They were farmers in Spencer County, Indiana, all of their lives.

Submitted by:
Marlene Petty Polster
Crown Point IN
E-mail: marlenepolster@sbcglobal.net

Margaretha Laura Magdalena Bauer

Margaretha Laura Magdalena Bauer
b. 13 June 1820, Birk, near Creussen, Bavaria, Germany, to Johann Nicolaus and Maria Barbara (Hereth) Bauer
d. 19 December 1891, Atchison, Atchison County, Kansas

m/1. 27 December 1843, Spencer County, Indiana
Henry Frederick Wilheim Racine
b. about 1812, Hannover, Germany,
d. 1847/48

m/2. 20 October 1848, Rockport, Spencer County, Indiana
Stephen Vogel
b. 8 February 1822, Affalterthal, Bavaria, Germany
d. 28 December 1880, Spencer County, Indiana

Children with Henry Frederick Wilheim Racine:

  • Louise Katharine (1843-1932) married George Wolfgang Kiefner
  • Henry (1845-1892) married Margaretha Lottes
  • Margaretha Barbara (1847-1935) married (1) John Busch, (2) Jacob Fella

Children with Stephen Vogel:

  • Catherine Anna (1849-1941) married Johannes W. Braun
  • George H. (1851-1914) married Frances Agnes Welch
  • Anna K. (1853-1855)
  • Mathais (b. 1855) married Magdalena Huebsch
  • Nicholas (1857-1945) married Augusta Emma Schwope
  • Kunigunda Julia (1860-1948) married Joseph Stengell
  • Anna Margaret (1862-1938) married Henrich J. Braun

Margaretha emigrated from Bavaria in 1839 to Spencer County, Indiana. All her children were born in Spencer County, Indiana, and it was not until sometime before 1888 she moved to Atchison, Kansas.

Her first husband fell overboard from a flatboat going down the Mississippi River and his body was never found. Both of her husbands were farmers

Submitted by:
R. Bruce Willstaedt
Townsville NC
E-mail: bwillstaed@nc.rr.com