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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

Johann Georg Streckfuss

Johann George Streckfuss
b. 3 March 1814, Windsheim, Bavaria, Germany, to Johann and Margaretha B. (Schneider) Streckfuss
d. 12 December 1880, Okawville, Washington County, Illinois

m. 16 May 1847, Willshire Township, Van Wert County, Ohio
Margaretha Blaseneck
b. 17 August 1818, Rosstal, Bavaria, Germany, to Michael and Margaretha Barbara (Steignmann) Blaseneck
d. 19 May 1882, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa

Children with Margaretha Blaseneck:

  • Christiana Frederika (b. 1849) married Bruno Miessler
  • Erhardt August (1851-1867)
  • Johann Freidrich (1852-1924) married Maria Eirich
  • Johann Adam (1855-1899) married Amalie Mennicke
  • Katharina Dorothea Louisa (b. 1858)
  • Maria Catharina Elisabeth (1860-1869)

Johann and Margaretha Streckfuss immigrated to Adams Township, Allen County, Indiana, from Willshire Township, Van Wert County, Ohio, in 1856 and emigrated from Indiana to Okawville, Washington County, Illinois, in 1860.

Pastor Streckfuss was a student under Pastor Loehe in Germany, 1844-1845, and was sent to America in 1846, landing in New York on 8 May. On Easter Sunday 1847, he was installed as pastor of the German Lutheran congregation in Van Wert County, Ohio.

Later in 1847, Johann traveled by buggy with Pastor Adam Ernst of Marysville, Ohio, to Chicago for the founding of the Missouri Synod. At that meeting, Streckfuss was examined and accepted as a charter member. In 1856 he moved to Allen County, Indiana, where he served as pastor of the Holy Trinity and Martini Lutheran churches until his removal to Illinois in 1856.

Two family bibles that belonged to Pastor Johann Georg Streckfuss are now housed at Concordia Historical Institute, 801 DeMun Ave., St. Louis MO 63105.

Submitted by:
Willis Braun
N. Ridgeville OH