States: Kansas: Nemaha
My husband is a descendant of John Frederick William Rosenthal, the son of F. W. and Leonore Rosenthal. William was born 1829 near Tantow, Prussia, and emigrated to the United States and to Wisconsin before 1854. His mother, Leonore Rosenthal arrived in the United States August 15, 1857 with her son-in-law, August Ganz/Gans, and her daughter Hulda, and four grandchildren. They are on the 1860, 1870 and 1880 census of Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. There is a Christian Fregin living with them, and he is called uncle on one census. Leonore's maiden name was Fregin/Vregin, so assume this is her brother. On 13 Feb 1858 at Manitowoc Rapids, Wisconsin, (Index v.1, p. 235), William Rosenthal married Wilhelmine Weyer, daughter of Fred and Maria Weyer. According to family story, they went to Kansas in 1858. Wilhelmine died of "prairie fever" in pregnancy probably in 1859 or 1860. William went to Illinois, where he married Susan Ann Waynick Green in March of 1868. William was found shot November 1, 1873. He is buried in the Orendorf Cemetery West of Hopedale, Illinois. His mother Leonore is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. She died in 1883. Do you have any further information on William and Wilhelmine? I know he proved up on land in Nemaha County, Kansas. Do you know the exact location? We have the original Warrant dated 5 Dec 1865, SE1/4 Sec. 21, Twp. 3, Range 11, containing 160 acres. Did the Weyers purchase this land from him? Any information you might have would be appreciated. Thanks, Joanne Walker
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