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Sutter Family from Switzerland/Kruger/Touve/Oestriech/Poehler/Hofheinz
Posted by: gayla voss (ID *****1572) Date: June 07, 2009 at 11:57:13
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I have been in search for the correct "Sutter" family from Switzerland for too many years and hope someone can help me.
My Sutter family members are listed on a ship manifest. They arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana aboard the ship named "Forest State" on 21 Mar 1857. They departed Europe through the port of LeHavre, France.

Sutter family members listed on the manifest are:

Elisabeth Sutter Birth: abt 1852 -md. Fred Hofheinz
Gotlieb Sutter Birth: abt 1854
Jacques Sutter Birth: abt 1797 -1st
Jacques Sutter Birth: abt 1815 -2nd
Jacques Sutter Birth: abt 1849 -3rd md Louisa Geiger
Jean Sutter Birth: abt 1842
Marie Sutter Birth: abt 1853
Susanne Sutter Birth: abt 1845
Verena Sutter Birth: abt 1850
Verena Sutter Birth: abt 1817-wife of 2nd

This is obviously 3 generations traveling together. The 2nd Jacque(Jacob) Sutter is my gg grandfather. He later moved to the Centralia, Marion Co., IL. area. I cannot find where his wife (Verena) died.
The 3rd Jacque(Jacob) Sutter married and worked for the Centralia Railroad.
( Image Source: Year:1900; Census Place; Centralia
Marion County, IL.; Roll: T623 327; Page : 34A;
Enumeration District: 20.)

Their address was: 111 E. 11th St.
Centralia, IL.

This family was of the Lutheran faith. By the 1880 Census the 2nd Jacque was married to a Frances and the daughter Minnie was still living with them in Centralia---Minnie (Wilhelmina) is my grt grandmother and married John Henry Poehler.

The 3rd Jacque(Jacob) Sutter had 4 children in the Centralia, Marion Co., Il. area and they were---
Bertha md Kruger
Marie md Touve
William md Ida ?
Pauline md Oestriech

Please contact me if any of this is familiar. I'll never give up searching. Would definitely like to know from where in Switzerland this family came from so that I can write for records. Pleas help!!

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