Tag Archives: Kiefner

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

George Wolfgang Kiefner

George Wolfgang Kiefner
b. 25 March 1839, Schnabelwaid, Oberfranken, Bavaria, Germany to Andreas and Margaretha Ann (Graff/Grafin) Kuffner/Kiefner
d. 20 June 1892, Atchison, Atchison County, Kansas

m. 23 January 1866, New Boston, Spencer County, Indiana
Louise Katharine Racine
b. 24 November 1843, Huff Township, Spencer County, Indiana
d. 13 September 1932, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri

Children with George Wolfgang Kiefner:

  • John William Bell (1861-1940), an adopted son, married Josephine Elizabeth Persinger
  • Anna Margaretha Barbara (1868-1952) married John Schneider
  • Margurethe Louise (1872-1953) married James Barber
  • Anna Katherine (1874-1969) married (1) Benjamin Franklin Juvenal, (2) Tona Aquilla Nance
  • Johann Stephen (1877-1948) married Delia Viola Hogue
  • Amelia Kunigunde (1879-1974) married Daniel Bernard Norton
  • Friedrich Wilhelm (1881-1885)
  • Theresa Henrietta (1884-1970) married Theodore Ralph Willstaedt

George emigrated from Bavaria in 1839 to Spencer County, Indiana. He fought for the Union in the Civil War and was wounded in Red River Exposition. His children were all baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church in New Boston, Spencer County, Indiana. He and many of his children later moved to Atchison, Kansas and George died there in 1892.

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

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