The Fuerst family came to Cass County, Iowa in 1875. Nicholaus wa born Aug 8, 1814 in Kersers, Fribourg, Switzerland & m. Catherine Tuersher June 1, 1855 in Upper Sandusky, Ohio.Catherine was b. June 26,1826 in Bern, Switzerland. Their Children were: Louise Susan Shoemaker, by Catherine's first marriage,was adopted by Nicholaus,b. Feb 18, 1852, m. George Pigg; Edward Henry b. June 6, 1856 In Merrimac, Wis. m.Ida Mae Porter; Isabelle Henryetta, b. Dec 5, 1857 in Merrimac, Wis.(this was my ggrandmother who m.Frank D. Joy) & Helene Ida b. Aug 9, 1861 in Merrimac, Wis.m. George Arnold. Would love to hear from any relatives of these families, especially Edward Fuerst who d. in Washburn, North Dakota March 21, 1948; & Helene Ida Arnold d.June 15, 1935 Bridgewater, Iowa.