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Philip Wolfgang Polster

Rev. Philip Wolfgang Polster
b. 31 Jan 1889 Huff twp, Spencer Co., Indiana
d. 7 July 1937 El Paso, Texas
bur. St. John Lutheran Ev. Church Cemetery, Spencer Co., Indiana

Rev. Philip Wolfgang Polster gravestone

Rev. Philip Wolfgang Polster gravestone

m. 16 July 1916 Pocahontas, Perry Co., Missouri
Lucy Alvina Mueller
b. 21 January 1891, Missouri
d. 30 September 1975, Cupertino, California

Children with Lucy Alvina Mueller

  • Rev. Theodore Louis Polster (1919-1987)
  • Gertrude “Trudy” Polster (1920-)
  • Rev. Arnim Polster (1922-1982)
  • Ruth “Loide” Polster (1923-2000)

Rev. Philip Polster was the son of Johann George Polster and Anna Margaretha (Purtzer) Polster. He married Lucy Mueller, daughter of Heinrich Fuercutegott Mueller and Katherine Kieninger. He was a student at Concordia College in Ft. Wayne, Indiana and later entered Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. Following his time at the seminary, he led congregations in various towns in Nebraska before retiring to San Antonio and El Paso, Texas. His obituary from the Rockport Democrat cites two brothers at the time of his death, Henry of Schribner, Nebraska, and Walter of Evanston. A third brother named Albert predeceased Philip by 15 years. The obituary also names four sisters, Mrs. Henry Braun of Evanston, Mrs. Zabel of Austin, Texas, Mrs. Walter Uebelhack and Mrs. Fred Reialfski of Indianapolis.

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

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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