Re: Gruhn's from Germany to Illinois?
I am researching several family lines.The John Henry Bullerman family came from Germany and settled in the Chicago Ill area.I'm told John Henry came to U.S. with his brother, Wilhelm.John Heny had a son, Conrad Wilhelm Bullerman m. Dorothea Sophia Leipetz, bn l847.
I have so much information it gets confusing.
My connection is Friedrick Theodoor Heinrick Gustav Bulerman bn l872 m. Anna Appleberg, bn l872.They had our Great Grandmother, Esther Bullerman...
One of her sisters, Theresa bn l894 married William Benard Westphaln in l9l5.They live on a farm north of Fullersburg, Ill. They had three children.
Their daughter Harriet Ann Westphaln, bn l9l6 married Adolph Messing Gruhn who was born March 8, l9l7.
Harriet and Adolph Gruhn's children were:David William and Walter Leonard Gruhn.David Gruhn was bn 4/24/l947 and m. Marilyn Rose Biediger and had two children.
Walter Gruhn was bn 2/l/l949 and married Karen B. Farkas.
My records show that Teresa and William Westphaln moved to Pasedena, California when there children were young.My research is ongoing so I have not gotten into this family as much as I wish.
I have tons of information and photos.If you think there is a connection, let me know.
Mary [email protected]