Seeking info My GGGGrandparents, *Samuel Friedrich VOIGT and Caroline Augusta ACKERMAN, and their predecessors (of whom I have no knowledge). Samuel died at sea on way from Saxony,(Germany)>Texas; Widowed, Caroline arrived w/all children, (EXCEPT my GGGrandfather, **August Voigt, who remained in Saxony; he later entered USA, via NYC, NY - see below); My information is:
Samuel Fredrich VOIGT of Limbach(-Oberfrohna), Saxony (Germany) m. Caroline Augusta ACKERMAN (b.1 Nov 1801,Oberfrohna,Saxony? d. 15 Nov 1880, TX); Caroline Augusta Ackerman VOIGT, widowed at sea, came to US, via TX, in 1847-1848. She settled near Lockhart, CALDWELL CO, Texas. They had had the following children, while in Saxony:
**August, (My GGGrandfather)b. 12 (or 18th) Dec 1818
**August VOIGT (b. 12(or 18th) Dec 1818) m.1842 in LuthernChurch in Limbach, Saxsen (Saxony)to Caroline RAETZER (b. 17 Nov 1823 Oberfrohna, Saxony, d. 1869,) They had children:
August Emil b. 3 Dec 1842;(Believe he was father of Emma VOIGT McCann of Texas)
Constantine b 21 Sept 1845
***Alexius Ferdinand, b. 4 Aug 1847;(my GreatGrandfather)
Otto b. 20 Oct 1850 - d. 22 Jan 1851
Ottilia b. 18 Aug 1852(m. a Herman PESTER of TX.)
Cecelia b. 14 Dec 1854; d. very young).
***Alexius Ferdinand VOIGT, (b. 4 Aug 1847;Kingdom of Saxsen; his name appears as Aloysius on his marriage certificate; and his middle name sometimes appears as "Fernando") m. 3 April 1869 to Johanna Emilie Margaretha OTT, (b. 10 Sept 1848, d. 4 April 1889, Wayne Co., PA, USA; She was also referred to as Emma Johanna OTT on her German language Confirmation Certficate). They had following children, all b. in Wayne CO., PA, USA:
Otto A., b. 1871 (Settled in TX)
Alma O., b. 1874 (m. Victor Gretter of Frankfurt, KY)
Inka C, b. 1876
****Arno Constantine, b. 14 January 1878
George F.,(M.D.) b. 1880; m.; died young.
Cora M., b. 1881; unmarried (Lived KY)
Florence Cecelia, b. 1 Sept 1883(m. Philip MONAGHAN of Wayne Co.)
Martha E., b. 1886 (M. George SCHMIDT)
Two add'l children b.; died in infancy.
****Arno Constantine Voigt, M.D. (b. 14 Jan 1878, My grandfather,) m. 5 Oct 1904 to Elizabeth Loretta SHANLEY (b. 25 June 1878 d. 14 Sept 1910).
*****One of their children is my 91 year old (very alert mentally and physically) mother. We would love to have more info as to our VOIGT family history with which to surprise her! We are looking for any of the TEXAS VOIGT connections as well as those in existence ANYWHERE! Look forward to hearing from you with great anticipation!
Beth firstname.lastname@example.org in PA, USA
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