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Teutsch Family--Germantown, Louisiana
Posted by: Michael Epley (ID *****0849) Date: July 31, 2010 at 12:42:57
In Reply to: Austin Teutsch by Betty Zeigler of 28

I am a great-great-great grandson of William (?) Teutsch and wife, Philobena Teutsch, who emigrated from Germany in the early 1830's with a religious leader, Bernhard Mueller (also known as Count Leon), first to Economy, Pennsylvania, and then to North Lousiana. The "Count" died at Grand Ecore, near Natchitoches, and the rest of the group settled at what became known as Germantown near Minden in 1835. There were several sons in this Teutsch family, all supposedly born in Germany, and one daughter, Mary Magdalene, who was born in Pennsylvania. She was my great-great grandmother and married, first, Matthew Pleasant McMahen, who died of wounds suffered during the Civil War. They had three sons and a daughter. Mary Magdalene later remarried to Seaborn Yelvington and had one more daughter. Your Teutsch family is part of this same family. I'll be glad to share information with you. I would like to confirm that the father in the original family was named William and to know the maiden name of his wife, Philobena. One source says her maiden name was Blystein. I'd like to know if anyone has more information about them and their families in Germany. You may e-mail me at

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