Rick, Do you think Schwietzer and Schwister could be the same?
Please let me know if any of the names below are familiar.
My gggg-grandfather was George MICHELS who arrived in the US in 1840.He married Anna Marie THELEN or THIELEN.They had the following children that I know of:Eva, ann, Elisabeth and Joseph...
My gggrandfather was Christian LENGER. Christian married Eva MICHELS. (He later changed his name to LINGER)...he had a son named Joseph LINGER.
Some of these families attended a mission church in West Granville, Milwaukee County ,Wisconsin called St. Martin's--the church no longer exists, but the old graveyard does..I've been there..unfortunately, most of the stones are weather worn, broken and over grown.
These families had relatives in Waukesha County, Jefferson County and Milwaukee County, Wisconsin..some migrating to Stearns County, Minnesota.
My great grandfather was Dr. Joseph LINGER.He was born in Oconomowoc on November 10, 1871.He died October 5th, 1941 in Sturgeon Bay, WI..aged 69 years 10 months 15 days.
In his funeral book, Edwin SCHWISTER signed his name under "Relatives Attending".Also signing the book were:Clara SCHWISTER (likely Clara JONEN who married Henry SCHWISTER) and Mr. and Mrs. Henry SCHWISTER.
In the 1910 and 1920 U.S. Federal Census, Henry Schwister lived in Granville, his occupation listed as "farmer".
Henry Schwister married Clara Jonen on 19 November 1902.
These are the Schwister(s) I currently have in my data base: Alvin born abt. 1909; Anna born abt. 1918; Edwin born abt. 1914; Elsie born abt. 1904; Gertrude born abt. 1914; Henry born abt. 1874; Henry born abt. 1908; Irma born abt. 1915; John born abt. 1906; Josephine born August 15, 1867; and William born abt. 1912..
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