Re: Ackerman of LaSalle Co., Illinois
Here are the few things I have that may help in Cass County.I know that Andrew Schwarzenbach and his wife Caroline Ackerman (or Stoplar or whatever her maiden name was!)were in Cass County from 1869or 1870 until 1880 when they moved to Shelby County, Iowa.They came to Cass County from LaSalle county, Illinois.Their son Fred, was born near Atlantic, Iowa on March 4, 1873.The year might actually be 1874 or 1875.Their daughter Anna may also have been born in Cass County.I have no birth information on her.The other children are accounted for.In Andreas" History of Iowa there is a listing of Cass County patrons of 1875.Andrew Schwarzenbach shows up in Section 14 of Washington Township as a farmer.States he came to Iowa in 1870.Post office Atlantic, Iowa.Birthplace Bavaria, Germany.
I haven't found Andrew and Caroline Schwarzenbach on any 1870 census yet.I did find an Andy Switzembaugh in Cass County in 1870 (might have been 1880) in a census index.Haven't seen the actual listing to determine if this is the same person.I have seen Schwarzenbach spelled various ways, like with a t before the z, and ending with a k.So it may not be too far fetched.
Wish I could be of more help.Let me know what you find out.