Heinrich Christian Friedrich Schwiesowwritten and contributed by Charmaine Becker Heinrich Christian Friedrich Schwiesow born January 02, 1817 in Schwerin, Germany and Sophia Dorothea Harnack-Schwiesow born February 21, 1818 in Stowe, Germany were married on June 12, 1846 in Wodorf, Germany. They came to America aboard the ship "The Weser" on June 01, 1857 from Hamburg, Germany to New York, New York with their four small children Anna Maria, Hanna Sophia, Johann Friedrich and Johann Martin, Sophia was six months pregnant with their fifth child. They setteled in Columbus, WI and by October of 1857 Elise was born.
Johann Friedrich Schwiesow meet and married Friedrike Christine Magdalena Becker on September 12, 1870 she was the daughter of Joachim Becker and Magdalena Laefsoro-Becker born on September 14, 1853 in Germany and emigrated to America in 1866. While living in Columbus, Wisconsin thirteen children where born with only nine making it until adulthood. August Johann br. 8/15/1871 Wilhelmina Elise br. 12/18/1874 . Franziska Wilhelmina br. 12/18/1876
In 1902 Johann & Friedrike sold their farm in Columbus and purchased 340 acres North of Loyal, Wisconsin for $17,000.00 and called it the "Spring Brook Stock Farm" and moved with six of their children to a large house that had once been part of a lumber camp. It had a larger than average barn to house the horses for the hauling of logs and farm work. Johann had two stallion for breeding named Brett and Rocket for servicing of draft horses. He and Sophia moved off the farm and into town in 19??. Johann died on 1918 and Sophia died in 1919 and both are buried in Loyal, Wisconsin in the City Cemetery.
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