Re: Anthony Edelbrock
Hi Cousin Mary - My great great grandfather was Johan Edelbrock, brother of Fransiscus Antonius (Anton) Edelbrock.I show Johan as born in Dernekamp, Germany, 23 Apr 1823, married to Gertrude G. Klieman in Dernekamp 16 Jul 1850.He died in St. Cloud 03 Oct 1909.
I inherited a book, Worship and Work, copyright 1956 by the Order of St. Benedict, Inc., Collegeville, Minnesota.American Benedictine Acdemy, Historical Studies No. II, Library of Congress Catalogue Card #56-10530.My Aunt said Anton Edelbrock was the first German settler in St. Cloud and that they came to the US in 1850 and arrived in St. Cloud in 1854.Anton's brother, Joseph, came in 1855.
This book is all about how the Benedictines arrived in the St. Cloud area.It mentions that Anthony Edelbrock (son of Anton), at age 13, rowed the ferry that delivered some of the first Benedictines to St. Cloud nd that he later became the second abbot of St. John's (Alexius Edelbrock).There is a picture of him.
There is more info scattered throughout the book.I'm located in Berkeley, CA.Where are you?