Alma, a daughter of Joseph Schweitzer, lived in Milwaukee, WI. She married Alois Leo Koch, son of John Koch of Milwaukee. My notes on Joseph Schweitzer are as follows:
"On June 2, 1900, a census taker visited a Schweitzer family in Milwaukee, WI ward 7. The head of this family was Joseph Schweitzer who was 37 having been born in June 1862 in Germany. His parents were also German-born. He was a butcher and came to America in 1880. His wife was Annie age 34 born in March 1866 in Germany to German-born parents. They had been married for 15 years. She had given birth to 8 children but 2 had died. Living at home were Adolph age 12 born May 1888, Olga age 11 born Jan 1889, Freddie born May 1892, John July 1894, Alma January 1896 and Charley born June 1897. (Census enumeration district 181, sheet 3B)
On the 20th of April 1910 a widower named Joseph Schweitzer and seven children were living at 1116 19th Street in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Joseph was 47 having been born in Germany as were his parents. His wife had given birth to 9 children but only 7 were still alive. However, this information was listed after Joseph's name. He had arrived in the United States in 1882 and was working as a butcher. His children living at home included Olga 21, Adolf also 21, Frederick 17, Hans 15, Alma 13, Charles 12 and Bruno 9. These children had been born in Wisconsin. Also living in the home was a boarder named William Hoffman. He was 43, single and had been born in Germany as had his parents. He was a cabinet maker and came to the US in 1886. (Page 103)
In January 1920 the Joseph Schweitzer family was living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Joseph age 57 came to the United States in 1884 and became a naturalized citizen in 1890. He was renting his home. He was a butcher who's parents had been born in Alasce. His wife was Caroline age 49 born in Iowa to German-born parents.
In April 1930, Joseph Schweitzer and his second wife Caroline were living in the home of his son Bruno in Milwaukee. Joseph was 67 years old and was married the first time at age 24. He had arrived in America in 1882 and was a naturalized citizen Caroline had married the first time at the age of 18 and she was 60 now. She had been born in Iowa to German-born parents. Joseph was a butcher in a meat shop."
Regards, Jack Stevens
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