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Generations 1& 2 in Franklin Co. In.
Posted by: Lucie Fritz Date: December 01, 2000 at 07:23:41
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Our direct ancestor was named Johann(es) Franzmann, and he emigrated to America
in 1851 with his wife Anna Maria (Enk)
when they were in their early 40's. they had 6 children at the time with them,
ranging in age from 16 down to 4 years old. They settled in Southeastern Indiana
on a farm, in an all German community. They had one more child in 1861, My great
grandfather William. One of the older sons fought in the Civil War, (we recently
were contacted by a man in Vermont who had found his New Testament Bible,
written in German. We know it was lost during the war, because in it, was a
statement saying that if he was killed in the war, the Bible was to be sent home
to his father ). He did not die in the Civil war, but became a merchant first,
in our little community, and then later in Indianapolis. His descendants are
lost to us. Two other brothers are only names to us. We know absolutely nothing
of them. The fourth brother, Phillip married and also moved to Indianapolis, but
we lost contact with his children, too. The daughters of Johann married and
stayed in our community, so we know their descendants pretty well. Johann and
Anna Maria are buried in our little country churchyard.
1 Johannes & Anna Maria (Enk)
Jacob- no futher records
Catherine- married a Hilkene
Johann, Jr.- no further records
Peter- Married a Katie(?) Merchant
Mary-Married Gesell, moved to Iowa
Philip- Married Katherine Meissemer
2. William------- married Mary Bauer


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