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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

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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

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

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