Is there any chance that some of your ancestors settled in Southeastern Wisconsin?
I am related to a Catholic DIETRICH line...the DIETRICHline goes back to Christian Lenger and Elizabeth Glesius.They were my immigrant couple from the Trier area of Germany.
This couple came to Milwaukee, settling 1st in the Township of Greenfield, then in the Granville area of Milwaukee County.One of their children (Margaret) married aDIETRICH...but we do not know who, where or when..we do not know where she and her are buried..or where they attended Church.
Margaret LENGER was a sister to my Christian LENGER/LINGER who was born in 1838 near the Trier area of Germany.Christian married Eva MICHELS--who was born in Thienesville/Mequon area.They married at St. Anthony's in what was Fussville (just south of Menomonee Falls).
It is very likely that Margaret attended St. Martin's Catholic Church which was on Appleton Avenue--now no longer in existance--only the cemetery survives--and that is in a very poor state.Then, perhaps later attended at St. Anthony's in Fussville.
Margaret would have been born about 1836.
1860 Milwaukee County Census, West Granville, Vol 3 page 2: Christian Linger aged 22,born in Prussia Laborer on farm of Louis Marnetz
Christian also lived in Jefferson, Jefferson County, Wisconsin, possibly for a short time in Aztalan, Jefferson County, Wisconsin; Oconomowoc, Waukesha County Wisconsin; then returned to Milwaukee where he died November 03, 1910.He is buried in Calvary Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin.
The younger siblings of Margaret and Christian LENGER, stayed for a brife time in Aztalan, then moved to Stearns County, Minnesota.
There were Dederich's in Fussville, Waukesha County, Wisconsin and Belgium, Washington County, Wisconsin
I am hoping that something in here may sound familiar...please e-mail me at the address below, as I do not often return to this board.
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