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my name is Alice J. Wagner and Carl is my 2 great grandfather on my mothers side. I live 5 miles from where carl is buried with two of his daughters in Union, Ill. There is an older daughter - Maria who married Charles Beu from Huntley, Ill. She had 13 childen - l daughter and the rest all sons. I come down thru Fred who married Minnie Voss in Yellow medicine co. in minnesota and moved to mchenry co. My grandfather was August Frederick Johann Gritmacker born in Garden Prairie, Ill. He married Emma Theresa Volz Oct. 11, 1911. They had 6 children three sons and three daughters. My mother was the second child Rose Caroline Wilhelmina who married Jesse Hemmingsen and had three daughters. I am the oldest, THen Phyllis and Patsy. I married Richard Wagner and we have three children, Robert-Married Dawn Thompson- parents of DeAnn and Cindamon- Laurene - never married and David married Cheryl Zablicki -parents of Eziekel Wagner. I do the family history for the gritmackers. We are having a family reunion this sunday (26 September 2010) at my cousin Don and Karen Gritmacker in Richmond, Ill. We just lost a aunt in Alaska- Lucille Gritmacker- She was married to Bill Gritmacker from Canby, Minn. Part of Fred's children went to canby,minn and the rest stayed here. Rachel and Caroline are buried with their father, who died of throat cancer, and several of their children and grandchildren in the cemetery at Union, Ill. My son Robert is the care taker of the cemetery and the records. I could go on for days with this but i will give you a chance to answer me. My mailing address is 350 East Forest Street. Marengo, Ill-60152
I am so glad I found you. I am 71 years old.