Tag Archives: Purtzer

Louis Fuchs

Louis Fuchs
b. 15 November 1868, Spencer County, Indiana, to Mathias and Dorethea (Zahn) Fuchs
d. 10 January 1948, Telbasta, Nebraska

m. 1 May 1905, Evanston, Spencer County, Indiana
Anna Maria Sophia Wittman
b. 1 February 1880, Spencer County, Indiana, to John B. and Margaretha (Purtzer) Wittman

Children with Anna Maria Sophia Wittman:

  • Ella Anna Mathilda (1906-1979) married Wesley John Graulich
  • Charlotte Lydia (1907-2000) married Edward William Stock
  • Dorothy Edith (1910-1991) married George William Bloemaker
  • Oswald Theodore (1911-1989) married Leona Ida Hagerbaumer
  • Rudolph Henry (b. 1912) married Edna Alsabein Maria Stork
  • Irma Bertha (b. 1919) married Elmer William Stork

Louis was born in Huff Township of Spencer County, Indiana. He moved his family to Sheridan Township, Washington County, Nebraska, sometime after the 1930 U.S. census was taken. He was a farmer in both Indiana and Nebraska.

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

Heinrich Martin Wittman

Heinrich Martin Wittman
b. 27 September 1890, Spencer County, Indiana, to Johann B. And Margaretha (Purtzer) Wittman
d. 29 June 1964, Winslow, Dodge County, Nebraska

m. 1 December 1914, Winslow, Dodge County, Nebraska
Martha Marie Louise Moeller
b. 16 January 1896, Nickerson, Nebraska, to William and Louise (Hoegermeyer) Moeller
d. 8 May 1965, Fremont, Nebraska

Children with Martha Marie Louise Moeller:

  • Agnes Lydia (1917-1964) married Vernon Henry Louie Hilgenkamp
  • Clarence Henry (1919-1984) married Marguerite Carolyn Feiler
  • Arnold William (1922-1973) married Anna Marie Walther
  • Leona Louise married Floyd John Walter Hilgenkamp

Henry was born in Huff Township of Spencer County, Indiana, but moved to Nebraska with his family around 1914. Like many ancestors of that era, he was a farmer.

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

Margaretha Purtzer

Margaretha “Maggie” Purtzer
b. 8 October 1851, Spencer County, Indiana, to Nicolaus and Kunigunda (Eckert) Purtzer
d. 12 June 1922, Winslow, Dodge County, Nebraska

m. 15 May 1877, Spencer County, Indiana
Johann “John” B. Wittman
b. 25 May 1850, Germany
d. 11 Oct 1912, Spencer County, Indiana

Children with Johann B. Wittman:

Maggie was born in Huff Township of Spencer County, Indiana, and spent most of her life there. Her husband farmed in Spencer County, died there, and is buried there as well. After his death, Maggie moved to Dodge County, Nebraska with one of her sons. She died in Nebraska but was returned to Indiana for burial.

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

Johann Heinrich Christian Wilhelm Wittman

Johann Heinrich Christian Wilhelm Wittman
b. 9 April 1886, Spencer County, Indiana, to Johann B. and Margaretha (Purtzer) Wittman
d. 18 April 1972, Fremont, Dodge County, Nebraska

m. 5 June 1913, Evanston, Spencer County, Indiana
Clara Emilie Mulzer
b. 9 February 1881, Evanston, Spencer County, Indiana to Wolfgang and Anna (Keller) Mulzer
d. 10 April 1972, Fremont, Dodge County, Nebraska

Children with Clara Emilie Mulzer:

  • Arthur Henry (1914-1998) married Norma Emma Minna Dunklau
  • Wallace E. (1915-1988) married Hilda D. C. Katt
  • Rudolph Henry Carl (1917-1965) married Helen Mary Jensen
  • Narvin Otto married Verna L. Pressley
  • Oscar (1920-1986) married Ruby Doris Peck
  • Erwin George married Rita Ann Fisher

Johann was born in Huff Township of Spencer County, Indiana. He took his family and moved to Winslow, Dodge County, Nebraska, in 1916. He and Clara were married at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Evanston, Indiana, and are buried next to each other in the Memorial Cemetery in Fremont, Nebraska.

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