Re: Keller/Weidler St. Clair IL
Actually, something I just remembered when viewing more records.The Margaretha who came with Jakob may not be the same one.I forgot that Valentin Weidler Sr. was married to her sister, Katherine first.Then he married Margaretha after she died.
I found this family in the 1860 US census in St. Clair, IL:
So was this older Cath married previously to a Keller?Or are these an uncle and aunt or something?According to other records, her name actually was Margaret Catherine Westerman and she and Fred Lindauer were married in 1854.But I can't find anything on who she was married to before that.
Then, Maria is about the same age as the Margaretha that I am looking for. That was a common combination for German names.However, once again, I am looking for corroborating information.