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Braun Family

pre-1970's photographs

Andreas Braun/Brun
Sebastian Clad
& Anna Maria Rieblin
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Jean Jacob Braun (~1620-~1661)
& Anna Clad (~1625-1686)
Michael Schaffhauser
& Marie Ritter
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Balthazar Braun (~1654-1714)
& Barbara Schaffhauser (~1663-1717)
David Andres
& Ursula Weyland
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Joannes Balthasar Braun (1691-1742)
& Regina Andres (1699-1777)
Johannes II Kastler
& Barbara Andres
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Heinrich "Henry" Braun (1739-1826)
& Anna Barbara Kastler (1737-1836)
Joannis Petri Koenig
& Anna Mariae Bollecker
Johannes Voigt (1596-____) 17
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Andreas Voigt (____-1702) 17
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Tobias Voigt (1684-____) 17
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Andreas Voigt (1725-1791) 18
& Maria Elisabeth Jaeger (1732-1808)
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Ignaz Voigt (1771-1841)
& Gertrude Rheinlander (____-1845)
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Johann Peter Braun (1772-1827)
& Gertrude Koenig (1774-1836)
Henry Kiffmeyer
& Elizabeth Wittkamp
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Bartholomaeus Voigt (1794-1864)
& Anna Marie Waldman (1806-1896)
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Xavier Braun (1813-1904)
& Magdaline Lindel (1819-1912)
Theobald Rabischung (1813-1892)
& Rosilia Tschirhart (1820-1907)
Gertrude Kiffmeyer (1829-1933)
& Henry Landwehr (1808-1881)
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Wilhelm Voigt (1834-1880)
& Theresa Meier (1842-1912)
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John Braun (1861-1934)
& Susanna Rabischung (1862-1896)
John Landwehr (1863-1893)
& Margaret "Gretchen" Voigt (1863-1929)
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Alphonse Braun (1886-1975)
& Theresa Landwehr (1889-1968)
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Donald, Marjorie, baby girl, Robert, James, Louise, Mary, Frances, Helen (details at TribalPages.com)
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Joannes Jean Jacob Braun/Brun & Anna Clad

Online, at least one person has referred to him as "Jean Jacob Braun De Que Burille."12. The title "De Que Burille" means he was a farmer.13

Jean lived approximately from 1620 to 1661 in Lautenbach Zell, Canton Guebwiller, Alsace, France. He married Anna Clad on 17 February 1654 in Lautenbach Zell.

Anna was born in approximately 1625, and died on 16 February 1686.

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Balthazar Braun & Barbara Schafhauser

Balthazar was born in Lautenbach Zell in approximately 1654. He married Barbara Schafhauser on 27 August 1680. He died on 20 February 1714 in Lautenbach Zell.

Barbara was born in 1663 in Lautenbach Zell, and died 29 May 1717 in the same town.

Children:

  1. Joannes Jacob (1683 - 12 January 1747), married Catharina Knecht on 14 January 1717.
  2. Josephus (1687 - ?)
  3. Anna Maria (3 July 1689 - 1734), married Paulus Graff on 11 February 1716)
  4. Joannes Batlthasar Braun
  5. Margaretha (12 August 1693 - 17 February 1756), married Peter Deiller/Theiller on 3 February 1720

Further descendants are listed at TribalPages.com.

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Joannes Balthasar Braun & Regina Andres

Balthasar was born and baptised in Linthal, Haut-Rhine, Asace, France on 9 November 1691. He married Regina Andres of Lautenbach Zell on 11 February 1722. He died on 20 April 1742 in Lautenbach Zell.

Regina was born 25 December 1699 in Lautenbach Zell. She died 19 February 1777.

Children:

  1. Maria Ursaula Braun (30 January 1723 - 6 March 1725)
  2. Caecilia (27 February 1725 - ?)
  3. Ignatius (25 May 1727 - ?)
  4. Franz Joseph Braun (3 May 1730 - ?)
  5. Johann Heinrich "Henry" Braun

Further descendants are listed at TribalPages.com.

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Johann Heinrich "Henry" Braun & Anna Barbara Kastler

Henry was born 13 July 1739 in Lautenbach Zell, Canton Guebwiller, Alsace, France. He married Anna Kastler on 22 November 1763 in Lautenbach Zell. He died 2 September 1826.

Anna was born 2 February 1737 in Lautenbach Zell. She died 13 January 1836.

Not much information is available for Henry and Anna. They apparently had three sons, but the only one known is Johann Peter Braun.

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Johann Peter Braun & Gertrude Koenig

Peter was born 11 October 1772 in Lautenbach Zell. He married Gertrude Koenig on 16 April 1806 in Lautenbach Zell. He died 17 February 1827 in the same town.

Getrude was born 30 July 1774 and died 28 April 1836, both in Lautenbach Zell.

Peter was a weaver by trade, owned enough land to raise his own grapes, fruit, and vegetables. He raised feed for a cow and pig or two and made enough wine for his amily and helpers. 2

Children:1:

  1. Henry Braun (September 1807 - ?)
  2. Franz Joseph Braun (18 February 1809 - 7 March 1896), married Franciska "Frances" Fischer
  3. Theresa Braun (1 November 1811 - ?)
  4. Xavier Braun (18 April 1813 - 29 February 1904)
  5. Ann Marie Braun (1814 - 1872)
  6. Jean Baptista Braun (1817 - ?)
  7. ¿ Franciska ? "Frances" Braun (1818 - ?)
  8. Catharina Braun (1819 - ?)

Further descendants are listed at TribalPages.com.

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Xavier Braun & Mary Magdelena Lindel

Xavier and Magdelena's migration, minus a possible stop at New York:13
map of Xavier Braun's migratino

Children1, 11:

  1. Marie Anne Braun (9 April 1843-1906), born in Lautenbach Zell, married Andrew Fritz
  2. Théophile/Theofiel Braun (1846-1867), born in Lautenbach Zell. Died in Saint Cloud, Minnesota, U.S.A.
  3. Magdelena Braun (1849/1851-1885), maried Henry Herschbach (1837-1913)
  4. Elizabeth Braun (1853 - ?), married Friedrich A. Julius Kuck/Cook
  5. Frank Braun (1854-1912), married Rose Rabischung (1858-1896)
  6. Barbara Braun (January 1857 - 1939), married Edward Doerner
  7. John P. Braun
  8. Gertrude "Gertie" Braun (1864 - 1928), married William Ernst

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Further descendants are listed at TribalPages.com.

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John P. Braun & Susanna Rabischung
John P. Braun & Margaret Voigt

John Braun was born 15 Aug 1861 on Xavier's farm south of the young city of Saint Cloud in Stearns County, Minnesota, U.S.A. John started his own farm and operated a dairy in Mayhew Lake Township, Benton County, Minnesota. He died 23 July 1934 in Saint Cloud.

Wife #1: Susanna was born 28 June 1862 in New York, U.S.A. She married John P. Braun on 23 October 1883 in Saint Cloud. She died of pneumonia on 4 February 1896 near Mayhew Lake, Benton County, Minnesota. As John Braun was unable to both farm and raise a family, the children were "farmed out" to other families, though son Alphonse stayed to help his dad.

Wife #2: Margaret "Gretchen" Voigt was born 2 June 1863 in Schachtebich, Eichsfeld, Thuringen, Germany. She immigrating into the United States in 1880. She married John Landwehr on 5 May 1885 in Saint Augusta, Stearns County, Minnesota. It was a double-wedding with August Landwehr and Anna Voigt. Gretchen & John Landwehr farmed near Sartell, Benton County, Minnesota. Unfortunately John Landwehr died of typhoid in 1893, while Margaret was pregnant with their fifth child. Upon his death, the farm was lost for financial reasons. Margaret and the children moved in with her sister Anna's family in southern Saint Cloud. Margaret married John Braun on 6 November 1897 in Saint Cloud, Minnesota. John Braun's children from his first marriage were removed from their temporary homes with extended relatives and merged with Margaret's to form a new, large family. In addition to the combined family, they had three additional children. She died 28 June 1929 in Saint Cloud.

Wife #3: At the age of 71, John married again, to the widow Ida Wimmer.

John, John, Susanna, and Margaret are buried in Calvary Cemetery of Saint Cloud, Minnesota.

Children of John P. Braun and Susanna Rabischung:

  1. Cecelia Braun (20 November 1884 - 11 Feb 1972), married Floyd Harrington
  2. Alphonse Edward Braun (24 February 1886 - 27 October 1975)
  3. August Braun (1887 - 1887)
  4. Clara Rose "Braunie" Braun (2 May 1890 - 23 September 1976)
  5. Magdalena Braun (1893 - 1928), married A. Schubert
  6. Roman "Romie" Braun (1895 - 1966), married Amanda May, married Helen Ryoberg

Children of John Landwehr and Margaret "Gretchen" Voigt:

  1. Bernard "Ben" Landwehr (28 February 1886 - 10 January 1959), married Magdalena Metz
  2. Andrew "Jack" Landwehr (1887 - 1950), married ¿ Murphy ?, married ¿ Helen ?
  3. Theresa Landwehr (1889 - 1968)
  4. Further research: Buried in the same grave as John Landwehr is a "Baby Henry." According to FindAGrave.com, Henry Landwehr died on 12 April 1891. Is baby Henry the son of John?
  5. Adolph Landwehr (15 April 1892 - 21 December 1979), married Magdalena Kraemer
  6. Eleanore "Sister Madeline" Landwehr (21 February 1894 - 24 October 1986)

Children of John P. Braun and Margaret "Gretchen" Voigt:

  1. Rose Braun (1900 - 1991), married Frank Cassidy
  2. Arthur Braun (20 September 1901 - 27 August 1959), married Shirley Russell, married Jeannette Voice
  3. Raymond Braun (1904 - 1961), married Erma Peters

Further descendants are listed at TribalPages.com.

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Alphonse Edward Braun & Theresa Landwehr

Alphonse was born 24 February 1886 in Mahew Lake, Benton County, Minnesota, U.S.A. He died 27 October 1975 in Saint Cloud, Stearns County, Minnesota.

Theresa was born 6 May 1889 near Sauk Rapids, Benton County, Minnesota. She died 14 November 1968 in Saint Cloud, Minnesota.

Each Alphonse and Theresa had lost a parent in the 1890's. The surviving parents, John P. Braun and Margaret Voigt were married in 1897. Thus, Alphonse (age 12) and Theresa (age 9) became step-siblings. Alphonse was sent out of the house, and moved to Washington state. He eventually proposed to and became engaged to Theresa via U.S. Mail. He and Theresa were married in 1911.

Despite a strong interest in carpentry, Al's father requested that Al take over the dairy farm in Saint Cloud, Minnesota. It became known as "Braun Dairy."

Tidbit: According to his daughter, Marjorie, the incoming payments from customers were kept in a sack behind the living room couch.

The long driveway along Al's northern property line, adjacent to the Don Lansing place, eventually became a permanent road named "Al-Don Drive." The farm was redeveloped into the "Island View Acres" residential neighborhood.

As Al & Theresa's children grew, they scattered across the continent. So as to maintain communication, a round robin letter was established.

In 1973, Al Braun organized the first Braun Family Reunion, a biannual gathering of his descendants. It is a tradition that has continued over the years.

His grave in Assumption Cemetery of Saint Cloud, Minnesota is documented at FindAGrave.com.

Sample documents of his trust are available online, thanks to Mary (Braun) Kuhn who preserved them for decades.

Thank you to their daughter Marjorie for relaying this complex courtship and career story.

Further descendants are listed at TribalPages.com.

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Ignaz Voigt (1771-1841)

Ignaz had at least one son, Bartholomaeus Voigt, and at least one daughter. 17

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Bartholomaeus Voigt and Anna Marie Waldman (1806-1896)

Bartholomaeus was born 23 April 1794. He died 13 July 1864. 16

Anna Marie was born 14 Sept 1806. She died 27 Feb 1896. 16

Descendants of Bartholomaeus and Anna Marie: 16

  1. Christoph Voigt, lived in Schachtebich, Germany
  2. Johann Georg Voigt, lived in Saint Augusta, Minnesota (unknown if descendants)
  3. Ignatz Voigt (7 July 1829 - 31 Mar 1914), married Maria Catherine Glorius (1829 - 1862), lived in Schachtebich, Germany. It is unknown to this author as to how many children they had.
    1. Friedrich William Voigt (7 May 1853 - December 1939), married Maria Katharine Messman (1853 - 1939). "William" Voigt immigrated to the United States in 1880, settling in Saint Augusta. He married Catherine Messman on 19 October 1881. 18, 19
      1. John Henry Voigt (1882 - 1945), married Rose Mysterik (1893 - 1972)
        1. Julianna Catherine Voigt (1926 - 1941)
        2. Joseph Bernard Voigt (1928 - 1928)
        3. Therese Gertrude Voigt (1929 - 2020)
        4. Nicholas B Voigt (1930 - 1992)
      2. Bernard Ignatius Voigt (1883 - 1962), married Anna Helen Kenning (1892 - 1983)
        1. Clemens William Voigt (1914 - 1947)
        2. Alma Ann Voigt (1916 - 1989)
        3. Helen Elizabeth Voigt (1917 - 1990), married Edwin Fredrich Fuchs (1920 - 2005)
        4. Roman Edward Voigt (1920 - 2001)
        5. Sylveser F. "Sy" Voigt (1921 - 2003)
        6. Wendelin Tobias Voigt (1923 - 2008)
        7. Ervin V Voigt (1925 - 1983)
        8. William A Voigt (1927 - 1997)
      3. Paul August Voigt (1886 - ____)
      4. Anna B Voigt (1887 - 1976)
      5. Mary Theresia Voigt (1888 - 1982)
      6. Elizbeth Anne Voigt (1889 - 1981)
      7. August A Voigt (1891 - 1941)
      8. Tobias Henry Voigt (1894 - 1983), married Mary Elizabeth Kloeppner (1893 - 1966)
        1. Gerald W. Voigt (1922 - 1988)
        2. Loretta Mary Voigt (1924 - 1952), married Norman John Jansky (1919 - 1996)
        3. Cyril George Voigt (1926 - 2006), married AnnaMay Mary Schroden (1928 - 2010)
          1. Leonard Voigt (____), married Julie _____ (____)
          2. Robert Voigt (____), married Maggie _____ (____)
          3. Kathy Voigt (____), married Randy Porwoll (____)
          4. Richard Voigt (____), married Gretchen _____ (____)
          5. Marion Voigt (____), married Brian Philippi (____)
          6. Paul Voigt (____), married Theresa "Terry" _____ (____)
            1. Stephanie Voigt (____), married Adam Sperl (____)
            2. Jessica Voigt (____)
          7. Larry Voigt (____), married Karla _____ (____)
          8. Joseph Voit (____), married Kelly _____ (____)
          9. Gary Voigt (____), married Patricia _____ (____)
        4. Roger Bernard Voigt (1930 - 2012), never married
        5. Jeanette Erma Voigt (1933 - 2003), married Zeno Frederick Gohman (1930 - 2020)
        6. Dennis Vincent Voigt (1934 - 2015), married Janett Ann Gohman
          1. Loren Voigt (____), married Marisol _____ (____)
          2. Ronald Voigt (____)
          3. Sharon Voigt (____), married Randy Stoick (____)
            1. Brandon Stoick
            2. Jeffrey Stoick
          4. Connie Voigt (____)
          5. Mary Voigt (___), married Richard Mullvain (____)
            1. Garrett Mullvain
            2. Samantha Mullvain
          6. Susan Marie Ann Voigt (1962-1962)
        7. James Mathew Voigt (1940 - 2018), married Pat _____ (____)
      9. Vincent John Voigt (1897 - 1974), married Gertrude M. Kieke (1896 - 1979)
        1. Gilbert William Voigt (1924 - 1997), married Julia Elizabth "Judy" Bauer (1926 - 2016)
          1. Gilbert Eugene Voigt (1958 - 1958)
        2. Leonard Henry Voigt (1926 - 1927)
        3. Olivia Mary Voigt (1928 - 2020)
        4. Ralph Frederick Voigt (1931 - 2004)
      10. Alphons August Voigt (1900 - 1982)
    2. Christoph Voigt (8 Sept 1858 - 17 Oct 1933)
      1. Ignatz Voigt (22 Nov 1895 - 29 Jun 1961)
        1. Gerhard Voigt (29 Nov 1932 - ?)
  4. Margareth Voigt, lived in Uder, Germany
  5. Heinrich Voigt, lived in Berlin, Germany
  6. Wendelin B Voigt (14 July 1842 - 16 Nov 1916), married Theresia Fietsam (? - ?), lived in Saint Augusta, Minnesota
  7. Elisabeth Voigt, lived in Schachtebich, Germany
  8. Marie Elisabeth Voigt, married __________ Witzel, lived in Burgewalde, Germany
  9. Wilhelm Voigt (29 July 1834 - 28 Dec 1880), married Theresa Meier/Meyer (3 Feb 1842 - 17 July 1939), immigrated to Saint Augusta, Minnesota

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Wilhelm Voigt and Theresa Meier/Meyer

Wilhelm was born 29 July 1834. He died 17 July 1939 in Minnesota.

Theresa was born 3 Feb 1842. She died 19 Feb 1912.

Wilhelm and Theresa emigrated from Saxony, Germany in 1879. They settled in Saint Augusta Township, Sterns County, Minnesota.

Descendants of Wilhelm and Theresa:15, 18

  1. Gretchen/Margaret "Maggie" Anne Voigt (1863 - 1929), married John Landwehr, married John Braun
  2. Anna Marie Voigt (18 Feb 1865 - 7 Dec 1942), married August Landwehr (2 April 1861 - 15 Dec1921)
    1. George Landwehr (? - ?), married Francis McMullen (? - ?)
    2. Joseph "Joe" Landwehr (? - ?), married Earle H. Lyons (? - ?)
    3. Augusta T. Landwehr (? - ?), married Louis Wittrock (? - ?), married Ed Wittrock (? - ?)
    4. Robert Landwehr (? - ?), married Mary "Mamie" Reinbold (? - ?)
    5. Irmine "Irma" Landwehr (? - ?), married William Reinbold (? - ?)
    6. Leo W. Landwehr (? - ?), married Ragina "Reggi" Thorberg (? - ?)
    7. Florentine Landwehr (? - ?), married Frank Martin (? - ?)
    8. Olivia Landwehr (? - ?), married William "Bill" Hoffman (? - ?)
    9. Regina Landwehr (? - ?), married Henry "Hank" Odermann (? - ?)
    10. Arthur "Art" Landwehr (? - ?), married Francis Rambur (? - ?)
  3. Andrew Voigt (7 Feb 1867 - 17 July 1939), married Anna Berger (21 Sept 1868 - 12 Nov 1931)
    1. William "Bill" Voigt (? - ?), married Margaret Witt (? - ?)
    2. George Voigt (? - ?), married Martha Packineau (? - ?)
    3. Edward "Ed" Voigt (? - ?), married Agnus Kowasch Greenshields (? - ?)
    4. Anna Theresa Voigt (? - ?)
    5. Joseph "Joe" Voigt (? - ?), maried Mary "Mamie" Tomhave (? - ?)
    6. Victor "Vic" Voigt (? - ?), married Madaline Bosch (? - ?) (more info at Geni.com, including this tree)
    7. John Voigt (? - ?), married Francis Gondringer (? - ?)
    8. Frank Voigt (? - ?), married Emma Gress (? - ?)
    9. Clara Voigt (? - ?), married Carl Schettler (? - ?)
    10. Rose Voigt (? - ?), married Peter "Pete" Bosch (? - ?)
  4. Adolf Voigt (1868/9 - 1945), married Elzabeth "Lizzie" Dorenkemper (1866 - 1934)
    1. Hurbert Voigt (1903 - 1965)
    2. Angeline "Angela" Voigt (1905 - 1982), married Joseph "Joe" Juenaman (1894 - 1967)
      1. Madelon Juenemann (1931 - 1997)
    3. Auguste Elisabeth Voigt (1872 - 1951), married John Juenemann (1861 - 1937)
      1. Theresa Juenemann (? - ?)
      2. Sister Perpatua "Gertrude" Juenemann (1892 - 1989)
      3. Sister Demetria "Margaret" Juenemann (1894 - 1972)
      4. Nicholas Juenemann (1897 - 1984)
      5. William Juenemann (1899 - 1983)
      6. Leo Juenemann (1902 - 1989)
      7. John Juenemann (1904 - 1987)
      8. Paul Juenemann (? - ?)
      9. Edward "Ed" Juenemann (? - ?)
      10. Louise M. Juenemann (1911 - 1994), married Cyril Jack Willhoff (? - ?)
    4. Henry John Voigt (13 Sept 1874 - 13 Nov 1951), married Clara Josephine Walz (1882 - 1964)
      1. Norbert "Norb" Adolph Voigt (1902 - 1981), married Mercedes "Sadie" Mary Voigt (1911 - 1981)
      2. Walter "Wally" John Voigt (1904 - 1980), married Verena "Beans" Theresa Beumer (1908 - 1998)
        1. Joan Anne Voigt (1931 - 2018)
        2. Donna Mae C. Voigt (1933 - 1950)
      3. Arthur "Art" Andrew Voigt (1906 - 1999), married Marie M. Hall (1909 - 1985)
      4. Alfreda "Freda" Julia Voigt (1908 - 1982), married George Schueller (1902 - 1959)
        1. Richard Henry Schueller (1929 - 2000)
        2. Jerome Victor Schueller (1931 - 1979)
        3. Mariet Gertrude Schueller (1933 - 2020)
        4. Joseph Schueller (1936 - 1936)
        5. Robert Arthur Schueller (1937 - 2015)
      5. Albert "Dempsey" John Voigt (1910 - 1978)
      6. Albin (or Alvin) Voigt (1910 - 1910)
      7. Lorinda "Rinda" Margaret Voigt (1912 - 1986)
      8. Wilbert "Bud" John Voigt (1914 - 1965), married Madeline Odermann Nygard (? - ?)
      9. Fr. Robert Joseph Voigt (1916 - 1994)
      10. Roman "Sonny" Ignatius Voigt (1918 - 1987), married Veronica "Fronnie" Eleanor Fiedler (1921 - 2013)
        1. Robert Sylvester Voigt (1948 - 2003)
      11. Rosceil (or Rossile) Voigt (1919 - 1919)
      12. Rosemary Marie Voigt (1921 - 1961), married Lowell Emerson Rudy (1923 - 1985)
      13. Donald "Casey" Lewis Voigt (1923 - 1991), married Kathleen "Kay" Schettler (? - ?)
    5. Ignatius "Shorty" Bernard Voigt, (29 Aug 1876 - 4 July 1966), married Mary Kramer Schroder (? - ?)
      1. Marie Schroeder (? - ?)
      2. Anna Schroeder (? - ?)
      3. Peter Schroeder (? - ?)
      4. Edward Schroeder (? - ?)
      5. Fr. William Schroeder (? - ?)
      6. Leo Schroeder (? - ?)
      7. Matt Schroeder (? - ?)
      8. Hilegard Schroeder (? - ?)
      9. Fr. Roman "Stephen" Schroeder (? - ?)
      10. Sister Almas "Edwerdelle" Schroeder (? - ?)
      11. Leona Schroeder (? - ?)
    6. Ferdinand "Fred" John Voigt (7 Aug 1878 - 27 July 1948), married Myrtle Cooper (21 Feb 1895 - 13 June 1973)
      1. Lewis Voigt (? - ?)
      2. Robert "Bob" Voigt (? - ?)
      3. Leslie Voigt (? - ?), married Mary Ann Holtan (? - ?)
      4. Ervin Voigt (? - ?), married Ann Holding Eagle (? - ?)
      5. Estella "Stella" Voigt (? - ?), married John Kock (? - ?)

    Works cited:

    • 15 Voigt Family Tree, compiled for the 10th biennial Voigt Reunion held July 1988 at Indian Hills Resort, 31 miles west of Garrison, North Dakota.
    • 16 Shepherd (Michigan) Public Schools: 5th Grade Wild West Unit by Mrs. Kimberly Voigt; specifically, her pages about Andrew Voigt and Wilhelm's descendants. Website has since been removed.
    • 18FamilySearch.org
    • 19Saint Cloud Times, 21 December 1939

17 Data provided via email communication with Jeff Voigt, a great-grandson of Wendelin Voigt.
18 FamilySearch.org


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