Saturday, May 11, 2019

Wolterman Genealogy - Week 18

Herman Bernard Luchtel, my husband’s 2nd great-grandfather, was born 28 July 1850 in New Vienna, Dubuque, Iowa. He was the oldest child of Albert and Anna (Dauenberg) Luchtel. When he was born his father was a farmer in District No. 7 in the County of Dubuque. After his father died in 1859, his mother remarried and Herman and his siblings moved to his stepfather Johan Wilhelm Pottebaum’s farm in Liberty Township in the County of Dubuque.

By the time of the 1870 census, 19-year-old Herman was working as a laborer on the farm of Henry Steffen in New Wine Township in Dubuque County. On 16 July 1872, he married Sophia Grote in Petersburg, Delaware County. Herman was a farmer in Wheatland Township, Carroll County, and he and Sophia had the following children: Mary Anna born 1873; Anna born 1874; Henry born 1876; Clemens Anton born 1880; Frank Herman born 1882; and Clara Sophia born 1891.

By 1910 Herman was no longer farming, but owned a home in Wheatland Township. He died in Breda at the age of 73 on 15 August 1923. He is buried at St. Bernard Cemetery in Breda.

Luchtel stone

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