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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