Tag Archives: Purtzer

Margaretha Purtzer

Margaretha Purtzer
b. 10 August 1851, Huff, Spencer County, Indiana, to Nicolaus and Kunigunde (Eckert) Purtzer
d. 12 June 1922, Winslow, Nebraska

m. 15 May 1877, Evanston, Spencer County, Indiana
Johan B. Wittman
b. 25 May 1850, Oberfranken, Bayerin, Germany
d. 11 October 1912, Evanston, Spencer County, Indiana

Children with Johan B. Wittman:
• Anna K. (1878-1947)
• Anna M. S. (1880-1959)
• Margaretha L. (1882-1966)
• Hilene M. (1884-1971)
• Johann H. C. W. (1886-1972)
• Kunigunde L. (1888-1976)
• Heinrich M. (1890-1964)
• Amilie P. (1893-1982)
• Katherina C. (b. 1897)

Living in the same area from birth, Margaretha then emigrated from Huff, Spencer County, Indiana, about 1913.

Submitted by:
Marlene Petty Polster
Crown Point IN
E-mail: mars@mail.incongrp.com

Johann Purtzer

Johann Purtzer
b. 17 June 1865, Huff Township, Spencer County, Indiana, to Nicolaus and Kunigunde (Eckert) Purtzer
d. 17 February 1943, Madison, Nebraska

m. 12 October 1893, Platte County, Nebraska
Mary Elizabeth Born
b. 20 October 1876, Bavaria, Germany
d. October 1915, Madison, Nebraska

Children with Mary Elizabeth Born:
• Gustav O. (1894-1922)
• Walter G. (1896-1984)
• Oscar R. (1898-1984)
• Clara (1900-1902)
• Clarence (1903-1910)
• Stanley (1905-1990)
• Earl A. (1907-1974)
• Viola (1909-1993)
• Evelyne V. (1910-1977)
• Laverne A. (b. 1912)
• Edward J. W. (1914-1986)
• Anname (1915-1987)

Johann left Huff Township, Spencer County, Indiana, in 1892.

Submitted by:
Marlene Petty Polster
Crown Point IN
E-mail: mars@mail.incongrp.com

Johan George Purtzer

Johan George Purtzer
b. 14 October 1859, Huff Township, Spencer County, Indiana, to Nicolaus and Kunigunde (Eckert) Purtzer
d. 7 March 1948, Norfolk, Madison County, Nebraska

m. 29 December 1885, Huff Township, Spencer County, Indiana
Therese Elizabeth Detzer
b. 19 November 1866, Fremont Center, Sullivan County, New York
d. 1931, Norfolk, Madison County, Nebraska

Children with Therese Elizabeth Detzer:
• Edward F. (1886-1937)
• Amelia (1888-1890)
• Louis G. (1890-1978)
• Mathilda E. (1893-1988)
• Estella M. (b. 1898)

In 1886, the family emigrated from Huff Township, Spencer County, Indiana.

Submitted by:
Marlene Petty Polster
Crown Point IN
E-mail: mars@mail.incongrp.com

Heinrich Nicolaus Purtzer

Heinrich Nicolaus Purtzer
b. 24 December 1869, Huff, Spencer County, Indiana to Nicolaus and Kunigunde (Eckert) Purtzer
d. 2 March 1965, Holton, Kansas

m. 25 December 1887, Lynn, Kansas
Sophia Marie Emma Lohmeyer
b. 17 September 1867, Beacher, Illinois
d. 8 October 1954, Netawaka, Kansas

Children with Sophia Marie Emma Lohmeyer:
• Clarence J. C. (1898-1972)
• Laura E. (1900-1985)
• Alma (b. 1901)
• Charlotte (b. 1906)
• Arnold N. (b. 1912)

In 1886, Heinrich emigrated from his birthplace of

Huff, Spencer County, Indiana.

Submitted by:
Marlene Petty Polster
Crown Point IN
E-mail: mars@mail.incongrp.com

Thomas George Herring

Thomas George Herring
b. 21 January 1864, Huff Township, Spencer County, Indiana, to Johann and Sarbina Barbara (Distler) Herring
d. 20 October 1942, Herman, Washington County, Nebraska

m. 31 May 1910, Evanston, Spencer County, Indiana
Anna Kunigunda Wittman
b. 26 March 1878, Spencer County, Indiana, to John B. and Margaretha (Purtzer) Wittman

Children with Anna Kunigunda Wittman:

  • Adolph Ludwig (1911-1990)
  • Sarah Maria Sabina (b. 1914)

Thomas George moved with his family to Herman, Washington County, Nebraska, sometime after the1920 U.S. census and before 1930 U.S. census. He was a farmer in both Indiana and Nebraska. He is buried at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Hooper, Nebraska.

Submitted by:
Marlene Polster
Crown Point IN 46307
E-mail: marlenepolster@sbcglobal.net

Katherina Wittman

Katherina “Clara” Wittman
b. 1 September 1897, Spencer County, Indiana, to Johann B. and Margaretha (Purtzer) Wittman
d. 27 October 1998, Nebraska

m. 2 January 1921
Edward Fischer
b. 28 June 1895
d. 15 June 1979, Hooper, Dodge County, Nebraska

Children with Edward Fischer:

  • son (1921-1921)
  • Edna Marie married Irwin W. Panning
  • Mildred Margaret married Victor Bartling
  • Helen Clara (1926-1971) married Allen O. Mueller
  • Alice May married to Norman Bartling
  • Leroy Edward married Joyce Ann Eschliman

Clara was born in Huff Township of Spencer County, Indiana. She moved to Nebraska with her family around 1913. She was a farmer’s wife and lived the rest of her life in Nebraska and died there in 1998.

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

Amilie Pauline Wittman

Amilie Pauline Wittman
b. 20 April 1893, Spencer County, Indiana, to Johann B. and Margaretha (Purtzer) Wittman
d. 3 August 1982, Hooper, Dodge County, Nebraska

m. 1 January 1914, Winslow, Nebraska
Charles Fredrich Busch
b. 5 January 1886, Hooper, Dodge County, Nebraska, to Henry and Lucinda (Geisler) Busch

Children with Charles Fredrich Busch:

  • Gretchen Margaret Lucinda (1915-2001) married Wilbert Ludwig Mueller
  • Laverne John Charles (1916-1998) married Doris Henrietta Hilgenkamp

Amilie was born in Huff Township of Spencer County, Indiana. She moved to Nebraska with her family around 1913. She was a farmer’s wife and lived the rest of her life in Nebraska, dying there in 1982.

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