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The Families from Whom My Children Descend
The Families from Whom My Children Descend

Kuennen
Huinker
Meyer
Pitzenberger
Kuehner
Einck
Winter
Witte


By 1855 several more families had moved to the area. A church record book contains the names of the contributors to the church in 1855. The pioneers of St. Luke's Parish were: Juliana Duclos, Mathias Duclos, Widow Duclos, Bernard Foreman, Herman Kruse, Gerhart H. Kuennen, H. Henry Kuennen, John Bernard Kuennen, Wenceslaus Kuennen, Gerhart Limke, Casper Meyer, John L. Meyer, John Nieman, John Nieman, Jr., Theodore Rusabeck, Joseph Schabager, Anton Stathel, Francesca Stathel, John Steffes, Lucas Toenjes, John Wesling, Widow Woeler and Michael Wurzer.
Foreman
Kramer
Kruse
Künnen
Limke
Nieman
Schlichte
Schneberger
Schwickerath
Toenjes
Wesling
Wurzer

The St. Lucas Cemetery was established on top of the hill and the first burial was John Foreman in 1855.

Saint Lucas Church Cemetery


Between 1855 and 1860 these families joined the community.

Ignatz Aigner Balk
Bodensteiner Vondersitt


The town of Belgium in Ozaukee Co., Wisconsin was originally settled by Catholics from France, Belgium and Luxembourg. In the 1870's the Blong, Budke, Croatt, Nepper, Lusson and Perry families moved from Belgium to St. Lucas.
Blong
Budke
Croatt
Lusson
Nepper
Perry

Rev. Francis X. Boeding was born on September 5, 1853 in Neuenkirchen, Nordheim-Westfalia. He studied at Paderborn and in Montreal, where he was ordained on December 22, 1877. He was assigned to the Guttenburg parish in 1878, and remained there until his assignment to St. Luke's. He arrived on September 22, 1882 and was the pastor of St. Luke's for 46 years.

Rev. Frank Boeding Biography
The Boeding Family

Ascendancy Chart

back row, l-r - Anton Wurzer, Anna (Boeding) Wurzer, Edward Boeding, Elizabeth (Lohman) Boeding,
John Schmitt, Betha (Boeding) Schmitt
front row, l-r - Betha Boeding, Rev. F.X. Boeding, Conrad Boeding, Rev. Arnold Boeding,
Herman Boeding, Mary Elizabeth Boeding

More families settled in the St. Lucas area.
http://www.angelfire.com/ia2/stlucas/schmitt.html

Ameling


Baumler


Boyer


Bruess


Drilling


Elsbernd


Franzen


Greteman


Hackman


Hageman


Kappes


Kuehner


Langreck


Lusson


Martin


Mihm


Meinert


Ott


Schmitt


Steinlage


The St. Lucas families met many of the Festina area families. Several owned farms between St. Lucas and Festina. Many of these families became connected to the Festina families through the marriages of their children.


The Festina Families


In 1864, the families of Ferdinand Lippold, Frank Drilling, Joseph Todt, George Nolte and Joseph Bohmer left New York and traveled to St. John's in Lake Co. Indiana. On rented land, they planted seeds. After the harvest, they traveled from St. Johns through Chicago to Winnesheik Co. They arrived in Ossian on 3 November 1864. They bough land and created farms near Festina.


Bengfort


Bullerman


Brincks


Bucheit


Busch


Cremer


Dessel


Dietzenbach


Ehler


Elpert


Gehling


Hemesath


Heying


Holthaus


Huinker


Imoehl


Kamphaus


Kriener


Lechtenberg


Lensing


Lütkenhaus


Moellers


Schones


Tekippe


Thuente


Tieskotter


Timp


Wenthold


Untereiner


Wichman


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Saint Lucas 1880 Census


My Grandparents Joseph Konrath and Elizabeth Meyer
Elizabeth Meyer, born 22 August 1874 in St. Lucas, daughter of John Frank Meyer and Franziska Aigner.
She died on 3 January 1933 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Alliance, Nebraska
She was buried at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Montrose, Nebraska.

The information on these families has been collected from various sources on the internet, census, newspapers, books and information provided to me by many cousins. I am grateful to Lorraine Bodensteiner Kuennen, Denis Kuennen, Margaret Clark, Carmel and Collette Ameling, Alberta Bouska, Ursula Buchholz, Carol Froode, Doris Harrigan, Diane Smaby, Carolyn Reif, Jane Schrandt, Rev. Terry Tekippe, Joan Williams, and many others. The only families I have personally researched and verified are Aigner and Meyer.
The information provided here is to assist you in researching your family.


If your family is from this area, please contact me as I have many records for other families.




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