I'm looking for information on my GGGgrandmother, Christine Brewer (surname possibly Brauer prior to English translation).
She married Theobald Herberger on 12 Dec 1855 in Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois.Theobald Herberger was born 1 Jul 1832 in Rheinsheim, Heidelberg, Baden, Germany, son of Johann Michael Herberger and Eva Catharine Wittmann.
I have been unable to find the parents or birthplace of Christine Brewer/Brauer.I believe that Brauer was the original last name, and that Brewer was the English translation.She was supposedly of German descent, just like her husband.I found the marriage record in the Illinois statewide marriage index located on the internet at: http://www2.sos.state.il.us/cgi-bin/marriagehttp://www2.sos.state.il.us/cgi-bin/marriage.
Theobald and Christine (Brauer/Brewer) Herberger had (at least) the following children, possibly more: 1.Caroline "Carrie" Herberger (b. 22 Jul 1863 in Waukegan, Lake Co., IL; d. 11 May 1953 in Kenosha, Kenosha Co., WI), married Nicholas Frederich Schutz, son of Frederich and Anna Schutz.Had 8 children, 7 of whom survived to adulthood. 2.Amanda "Mandy" Herberger (dates unknown), married John R. Lynch on 19 Oct 1886 in Lake Co., IL. I do not know whether they had any children.
Christine Brauer/Brewer died when her first child, Carrie, was between 8-12 years old (Bet. Abt. 1871-1875?) and Theobald Herberger re-married, to a woman named (Martha?) Schumacher.They resided for a short time in Waukegan, IL but then moved out to the Los Angeles, CA where Martha had a brother.They both died in Los Angeles (Theobald in 1917).
If anyone can help or has any information on the parents and/or siblings of Christine Brauer/Brewer who resided in Waukegan, Lake Co., IL in the 1850's I'd be most appreciative.
Thanks a lot, Stephanie Sampson Los Angeles, CA FamilyTrasearch@hotmail.com