Buffalo County, Wisconsin 1998 Query Page

Betsy  December 29, 1998
I am looking for other decendants of Charles Schaettle. Willing to share information. Betsy.

Kay Bloom  December 20, 1998
John Bloom, my grandfather lived in Buffalo when he first moved to WI. His first child was Lona Bloom Born in 1884. He also lived in Hixton township where he had a total of 8 children. Any information on John Bloom would be appreciated DOB April 1857 in Iowa. Looking for other Bloom's related to him. He had a brother George, two sisters (Rosa/Rose) and Josephine. His father was believed to have been Henry Bloom. Thank you in advance.

P. Gappa  December 10, 1998
I am looking for information on the following people to put my family history together. Albert Joseph GAPPA 1889-1944. He was born in Germany. He lived in Marshland WI, Buffalo County with his family. His parents were Matthew GAPPA 1835-1908 and Katherine Cole GAPPA 1841-1917. Albert had a brother August. Albert and August worked on the railroad. Albert married Pauline Julia NEUMANN 1892-1968. Her parents were Peter Paul NEUMANN 1842-1926 and Elizabeth Manke NEUMANN 1851-1929. They lived in Bluff Siding,WI, Buffalo County. They lived on a farm on top of a bluff that can be seen from Winona. There were two sons: Joe and Paul. Albert GAPPA and Pauline NEUMANN raised their family in Winona. They attended St. Joseph's Catholic Church. I am their Grand-daughter. Any information would be appreciated!! Especially their country of origin and city. My parents were Irvin Albert GAPPA 1915-1959 and Wilma(Billie) Carson GAPPA 1915-1966, Winona, MN. Thanks! P. Gappa

Candace Brown  July 7, 1998
I have information on the following surnames from Buffalo County:
STEINKE from Canton;
I would be interested in coresponding with anyone who has additional information on these families.
I also have information on the St. Paul's Lutheran cemetery in Canton
Please direct mail to Candace Brown.

Donna Potts Walling  June 8, 1998
I am looking for the descendants of Jacob (Jake) and Minnie POTTS. All I know is he was born about 1839 born to John and Elizabeth POTTS of WV, then moved to Monroe Co, Iowa about 1855. All I know about Jake is what is written on the back of a Photo of them in Nelson, Wisconsin.

Karen Savage  May 31, 1998
I am looking for a John KIRCHNER from Prussia.
What I'm going on is from the Kessinger's history, which lists a John KIRCHNER as being born in Freyenwlde, Prussia.  He settled 4/4/1855 in Waumandee, and was a farmer.  He may have had a wife Caroline, however name is not confirmed.  I do know one sons name is Albert.  John has land in Buffalo county as of 1860.

Constance Ward  May 27, 1998
I am looking for records about Jacob SCHUMACHER - born in Germany.  Came to USA as a very small child with his parents.  Was related to an ALDERMAN family.  I have a picture of other family members.  Frame says Gesell (studio) Alma, Wis.  Jacob later migrated to Sonoma, CA. late 1800 or early 1900.   Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Karen Dearmit  May 15, 1998
I am searching for information of the family of George ARNOLD (born on July 23, 1829 in Hessia, Germany) and Catherine ZIEGLER ( born on March 17, 1834 in Baden, Germany). They had several children, Barbara who married Herman Klug; Anna who married John Fritz Kreher; Ellen who married Charles Hensel; Erline; Adam who married first Louisa Hensel and then after her death married Josephine Hensel; Charles who married a Augusta; William who married Anna Edelback, Henry who married a Mary; Bertha who married Ed Manning and Herman who married Maggie. This family first showed up in Glenco Township, Buffalo County in 1860. Some of the family were found in the city of Arcadia, Trempealeau Co. later.

I Am also searching for the family of Edward HENSEL and Wilhelmina MOLDENHAUER. They had Charles who married Ellen Arnold, Louisa who married Adam Arnold, Matilda who married Charles Kenyon, Josephine who married Adam Arnold, Julius, Martha who married a Woodruff and then later married a man named Ross, Guy who married a woman named Doris, Grace who married a Vernon, Franklin, Viola and Harvey. This family lived in Buffalo Co., Glenco Township and across the board in Trempealeau Co. in Arcadia. Any help would be appreciated.

Julie Kuntz  May 14, 1998
I am looking for the FLORIN family.   My grandfather was David FLORIN.   He immigrated to join other family members in Buffalo Co. from Sweden.   He then moved to St.Paul MN., where he married Grace Olson.   They then moved to Calif.   He moved back to St. Paul in later years.

Eugene Gillen  May 11, 1998
All were in Fountain City and surrounding area in the 1850's. Some are still there. My mother was a HERDEG, born 1900 in Fountain City. Her parents were Michael HERDEG and Rosa DECKER, both also born Fountain City. Her paternal grandparents were Alois HERDEG and Mary Ursula DORSCH. Maternal grandparents were William Henry DECKER and Anna Margaret DOELLE. Grandparents were all born Prussia (Germany). Especially interested in the DECKER and DOELLE genealogy.
Please reply to Gene Gillen at: epgillen@worldnet.att.net OR Genegillen@aol.com

Bonnie in Spokane  April 27, 1998
Researching HOEFLING and MARKY
I am looking for descendants of either of these two families. John MARKY, a native of Switzerland, is aged 49 in the 1860 Buffalo Co. census. His wife is Mary. Their children are Henry (born 1837) John and Jacob (1847) Samuel (1849) and Frenna (called Franny) (born 1852). They are long-time residents of Nelson.
As for the HOEFLING line, I' d love to exchange information with anyone who knows anything about this family who emigrated from Germany circa l861. They also lived in Nelson.

Bob Grady  April 24, 1998
Looking for Ferdinand and Catherine HORST's parent names and where in Germany they came from.
Ferdinand settled in Buffalo County, WI in mid or late 1850's. He bought land and supposedly farmed there until late 1800's.  I could not obtain a death certificate from WI. His many sons farmed with him until his death then most of them moved out west to Washington. (Alvin,Arthur,Otto,2 drts Julia and Amanda) One daughter Ottolie married locally but cannot find out more .
I would appreciate any info concerning the HORST family in Buffalo county.  Thank you.

Nancy Gumbert   April 4, 1998
Looking for any information on a Helena McPHEARSON. She was born in 1845, possibly in Trempealeau County. She married William GUMBERT on 5 July, 1867 in Alma, WI. She had one daughter, Matilda, born 1867 in Buffalo County. Helena died in 1870 or 1871 in Buffalo County. I would like to try to locate cemetary and also any information on the daughter, Matilda. Please contact me if you have any information.

Maureen Polack  February 19, 1998
I am currently searching the family of Samuel George CARTWRIGHT and his wife Louise Jane THOMAS who are known to have been in Buffalo County and Pepin in the 1860-1890's. At least three of their children where born there:
Nelson Steven CARTWIGHT b1873, George Wesley CARTWRIGHT b1872, John (Jack) CARTWRIGHT b1880's.
Am interested in searching the family as well as the land and development. Look forward to hearing from anyone who may have a connection. Maureen

Dale E. Ebersold  January 17, 1998
I am looking descendants of:
Karl EBERSOLD and Margarette (BALMER) EBERSOLD (1st wife);
Karl EBERSOLD and Mathilde (ROCQUE) EBERSOLD (2nd wife).
Town of Alma around 1865-75. I have some information and will share it with anyone interested this early settler.

Les E. Heinemann  January 15, 1998
My name is Les Heinemann, originally from Buffalo City, Buffalo Co. I moved to Colorado in 1982. I started collecting my families ancestors in 1992. I presently have around ten thousand people in database. Not all from Buffalo Co., but quite a few.
I am trying to find a line from my grandmother Elizabeth BURMEISTER. My gggrandfather was Jacob FLUEKIGER b. Aug 1824 in Hutwyl, Canton Bern, Switzerland, d. Jan 2 1902 in Alma, Buffalo Co Wisconsin. He immigrated to Alma in 1881 along with his son Johann (John) b. 1859 in Bern. Johann married Emilia GROB Jan 9 1884 in Nelson, WI. They had three children in Buffalo Co: Edmund b. Sep 13 1884, Alfred b. Dec 28 1890 and Emma b. Apr 29 1892. No one seems to know what happened to this part of the family. Someone thought they went West.
I found in The Buffalo Co. Journal Feb 28 1895 "For Sale" my farm four miles from Alma consisting of 65 acres, 10 acres cultivated the rest weedland and meadow with good buildings and spring, is for sale at a bargain.. Then, May 16 Casper GROB is advertising Johns farm for rent. Then in the 1920 state of Washington census I find John FLICKINGER age 60 living along with his wife born in WI living on 331 Home St., Montesano City, Greys Harbor Co. Washington.
I am almost sure, because birthplaces and ages make sense that this is the family I am looking for. But that is where my information on the family stops.