My great grandfather was Johann Deitrich KETTLER, born 23 Feb 1826 in Osnabruck, Germany.He died 27 Jun 1880 in St. Louis, Missouri.I believe he came to the US around 1850, but I have been unable to verify. He married Louise (possibly Caroline) DAMMERMANN in 1857 in St. Louis. They are found in the 1860 census and again in the 1880 census in the city of St. Louis. (sometimes spelled Ketler) THeir children: 1. Caroline Katherine Louise KETTLER, born 1856 2. Anna Augusta KETTLER, born 1859 3. Lisetta KETTLER, born 1861 4. Dietrich KETTLER, born 1864 (died at 15) 5.Carrie KETTLER, born 1865 6. Elisabeth KETTLER, born abt 1870 7. Clara KETTLER, born 1871 8. Henry KETTLER, born 1874 9. William KETTLER, born 1876 10. George Frederick KETTLER, born 1879 Two more children died as infants.
I believe that Johann could have had a brother named Frederick who was also in the St. LOuis area at that time. I have been unable to locate Johann in any immigration lists.There are many Johann and Dietrichs, but none that match the correct age.
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