Joseph Esch with the birthdate of 24 Oct 1871 coincides exactly with my information. His parents were Anton (Anthony) Esch and Anna Maria Trierweiler both of Westphalia Michigan. Joseph was the fourth of thirteen children of this marriage, and after the death of his mother in 1886, Anton remarried and fathered one more child.
Anton Esch was the sone of Engelbert Esch and Christina Baltes. Engelbert was born in 1799 in Wimbach, Eifel, Rheinland, Germany and immigrated in 1842.
Anna Maria Trierweiler (my relative) was the daughter of Mathias Trierweiler and Catherine Trierweiler.
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