This is information that has been handed down to me by my grandfather Raymond William Ulmer who received it from his sister Ella (Ulmer) Cunningham.
Mathaus Ulmer, Who is my Great-Great Grandfather, was born Nov. 4, 1836 In Colonie Johannesthal So. Russia. He was a son of Zachoria Ulmer who was born in 1794 in Markgioninger Marbach Wuttenberg Germany. I have no information regarding the wife of Zachoria Ulmer. In the year 1831 Zacharia Ulmer, with his family, immigrated from Wuttenberg Germany to Colonie Johannesthal So. Russia.
Mathaus married Katherine Delzer in Johannesthal. Information about Katherine is sketchy, but she died in Johannesthal So. Russia at an early age.
There were five children from that marriage. Andrew, Catherine (Shultz), Caroline, Maria(Redmond), Jacob and Christian.
Elizabeth Klink who was born March 31, 1841 to Johann Klink and Annetta Haar who had immigrated to Colonie Johannesthal So. Russia from Wuttenburg Germany where Elizabeth was born. Elizabeth worked in Oddesa as a young girl as a house maid until she was married to Christian Ulmer, a cousin of Mathaus Ulmer's, at Johannesthal. There were three children from this marriage. Gottlieb, Wilhelm and Christian, Jr. Christian, Sr. died in Johannesthal, the date is unknown.
Elizabeth married his cousin Mauthas Ulmer in 1870 in Johannesthaul. This marriage produced six children. Fredricha (who married Adam Herboldt) and Carl were born in Russia. In 1874, when Mathaus was 37 years old and Elizabeth was 34, they immigrated to America with their children and briefly settled in Yankton So. Dakota. They later settled in Menno So. Dakota where Louise (who married Jacob Heckenliable), Lydia (who married Jack Haar), John, Emanuel and Emma (who died when she was only eight years old in Menno So. Dakota) were born.
Mathaus Ulmer died in Menno So. Dakota on January 26, 1906 at the age of 70 Years and Elizabeth died many years later in 1914 Menno, SD.
All together there were thirteen children. Their lineage (as I have pieced together) is as follows:
Mathaus Ulmer and Katherine Delzer begot:
Andrew who was 18 yrs when he came to the US
Catherina was 15 yrs
Caroline was 10 yrs
Maria was 8 yrs
Jacob was 5 yrs
Christian and Elizabeth begot:
Christian, Jr. ULMER, Christian F. b 12-4-1815 prob Eur. m Susanna GRAMM/KAMM b 11-18-1823 PA, w/chldrn Jacob b1846 Christian F. b 9-1-1847 & Elizabeth b c1852. Family in Lanc. Co. PA 1850 Census. Both Christian F. Ulmers went by Frederick C. Ulmer also.
The ages of these children when they entered the US is unknown.
Mathaus and Elizabeth begot:
Fredricha was 2.5 yrs when she came to the US
Carl was 1 yr
Born in the US were:
Emanuel - Emanuel is my great grandfather. I am in the process of working on the information on him and the other children. My grandfather, Raymond William Ulmer and his wife, Birdella Caroline (Hennies) Ulmer are still alive and I am getting a very lively account from them. I will update this information as soon as I am able to piece it together. Ray and Della moved to Puyallup, WA from So. Dakota in the early 1940's when my father Eugene Raymond Ulmer was five months old. They have four sons:
Eugene (deceased 5/6/78), Larry, Robert and Dennis who all reside in the State of WA.