Francis X. Maurer - b. 1824
I'm looking for information on my g-g-grandfather, Francis Xavier Maurer, b. 1824 in Switzerland. Married Catherine Darnutzer Helbig, (b. 1825 in eastern Switzerland) in Wapello Twp, Louisa County, Iowa in 1855. They had 3 sons - Louis John, my g-g-grandfather, b.4/2/1858 in Wapello, Ernest, and Christian. I've found a great deal of information regarding Catherine, but seem to have hit a wall regarding Francis. If anyone knows who his parents were and/or where in Switzerland they came from, I'd appreciate the info. I do know that Francis was a carpenter. He died 11/19/1869 at the age of 45. He is buried in Wapello Twp.