Saturday, May 18, 2019

Wolterman Genealogy - Week 19

Nordlohne, Germany
This week’s post is about my husband’s 3rd great-grandfather, Albert Herman Lutchel. Albert was born in 1813 in Nordlohne, which is a village in the Lower Saxony county of Bentheim. Germany. His parents are unknown at this time. Sometime before 1848, Albert made his way to America.

On 20 February 1848, he married Anna Adelheid Dauenberg in Cincinnati, Ohio. On 5 September 1850, Albert purchased land in District 7 of Dubuque County, Iowa where he established his farm. He and Anna had the following children: Herman Bernard born 1850; Anna Maria Elisabetha born 1852; Anna Catharina born 1853; Maria Sophia born 1855; Anna Maria born 1857; and Elisabeth born 1859.

Albert died 15 March 1859 in New Vienna at the age of 46, when his youngest child Elisabeth was just 8 days old. Anna was left a widow with children ages 9, 7, 6, 4, 2, and a newborn. On 26 July 1859, Anna married Johan Wilhelm Pottebaum at St. Boniface Church in New Vienna, Dubuque County, Iowa. She and the children moved to Johan’s farm in nearby Liberty Township. They had a son, Henry, who was born in 1860 when Anna was 42 years old. Anna died on 26 February 1861.

By the 1870 census John had remarried and the census shows that his and Anna’s son Henry was living with him and his new wife, in addition to three children he had with the new wife. None of Albert and Anna’s 5 children (their daughter Anna Catharina died at the age of 10 in 1863) remained in the household of their stepfather. One can only imagine how terrible it must have been for them to lose both of their parents so young, and to then be separated from each other.

This post marks the end of the Lutchel family line in my research.

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