Re: Ballou & c.
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Re: Ballou & c.
Frank came to America from Canton Lucerne, Switzerland.
Notes for Frank Lohry --
Frank came to America as a very small lad.Later he moved to Saunders County, Nebraska where he homesteaded land north of Ashland.Frank spent his entire life at that location.
Notes for Frank's wife --
Augusta Louise Ziegenbein was born July 6, 1856 in Gabesee, Germany, and died Dec. 31, 1940 at her home in Marble precinct, at the age of 84 years, 5 months, and 25 days.Augusta spent the first 14 years of her life in Germany.During that time she received her education and was confirmed in the Lutheran church.
In the year 1870, she came with her parents and the family to the United States.While coming over the mother and some of the children were taken ill and Augusta was left to care for her younger brother during the long journey.The family landed at New York and journeyed overland to Omaha and a little later they homesteaded northwest of Memphis.
Shortly after her arrival in the new land, not being able to speak or read the English language, she began working for the Wiggenhorn family of Ashland where she learned to speak and write the language.Later she worked for other families in the community.
-- Frank was born Nov 22, 1841.My interpretation of “very small lad” is under 6. (don’t know why, just seems good.)
-- The Ziegenbeins came to the U.S in 1870 and, it appears, came almost immediately to Nebraska.
-- Frank and Augusta were married in Nebraska May 21, 1875.
Frank’s movements from about 1847 to 1875,,, I don’t know.I also haven’t been able to find who his parents were, or any of the rest of his family.
Wish it were otherwise.