I don't know if I am related, but will share what I have:
These lines settled in South Eastern, Wisconsin...below are some of the clips I've sent to different bulletin boards. If you find
anything familiar, please contact me...
Related names include:
Wittmann, Hoppe, Nenning, Brunner, O'Neill, Meyer, Petta, Kappler/Koeppler, Mueller, Schaefer, Vogt, Ott, Schottler,
Linger/Lenger, Jonen Schwister, Schmitz, Schmits
My HOPPE line came from East Prussia/Pommerania, from a small town called Arnsburg--near Roby/Robe--Kreis
Griefenburg now in northwestern Poland. The settled in North Milwaukee area in Wisconsin.
I am related to an Anita WITTMANN (1905-1991) who married Raymond J. HOPPE (May 21, 1903-January 23, 1969).
I will be going to search for Anita's obituary in the next week or two. She is intered at Pinelawn Memorial Park.
Her husband: Raymond HOPPE
Birth record # 356-460; Milwaukee, WI
Not married in Milwaukee, WI--married before 1925/6
Ray J. Hoppe will # 436-757 died 23 Jan 1969.
Classified section page 1 col 3:
Ray HOPPE: of 2145 N. 35th St. Jan 23, aged 65 years, husband of Anita (nee WITTMAN) brother of Flora Nenning.; Dr.
Herbert O. HOPPE, Fred, Harvey and Ralph. Brother-in-law of Barbara, Anna, Dora and Ruth Hoppe. Mr. and Mrs.
William BRUNNER, Mrs William John O'NEILL, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert MEYER and Mrs. Marlen WITTMAN further
survived by nieces and nephews. Services Saturday, January 25 at 1:30 completely at Ritter Funeral Home 5310 W. North
Avenue., interment Pinelawn Memorial Park. Friends may call on Friday between 7 and 10 PM.
If anyone has any information on these person's who appear in the SSDI for Social Security cards issued in Wisconsin and last
residence was Milwaukee, please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or c/o Andrew Petta; P.O. Box I; Palmyra, WI 53156
Other related lines are: Kappler/Koeppler, Mueller, Schaefer, Vogt, Ott, Schottler, Linger/Lenger
Adeline 11 March 1902-30 December 1996
Anna 11 May 1889-Nov 1973
Clara 30 Dec 1912-July 1995
Esther 21 Feb 1923-Feb 1994
George 16 April 1896-7 Jan 1989
Gustave 23 Jan 1903-Sept 1981
John 2 June 1888-March 1965
M. 26 June 1904-3 Oct 1993
Mary 25 Feb 1892-Dec 1979
Minnie 24 Feb 1897-Jan 1976
Raymond 3 June 1922-13 June 1997
Richard 20 Jan 1927-Aug 1983
William 25 Jan 1927-22 April 1993
There are 32 Wittmann's who appear in the 1921 Milwaukee City Directory--I will look "WITTMANN" up for anyone who is
interested. Contact me at email@example.com
I am currently in Wisconsin assisting with the estate of my mother (Coreen Louise HOPPE-PETTA) who passed away on June
6, 2001. My usual e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. snail mail: 27532 State Hwy 3 NE; Poulsbo, WA 98370
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Other WITTMANN Researchers to contact:
Wittmann Family Web Page is at http://www.btigate.com/~mish/wittman.html
I don't know if this is a tradition with your family, but in the Catholic records which I have researched at St. Anthony's Catholic
Church in what was Fussville, Wisconsin (near Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County), it was the practice to name the infant
after their baptismal sponsor/godparent..i.e. the godmother for Eva Catharine Wittmann would have been
Catharina-somebody, the godfather of Johann Michael would have been a Micheal somebody...and these are usually family or
relatives in some way.) Many of these people lived in what was called West Granville (Milwaukee County, WI) and attended
a St. Martin's missionary church..which no longer exists and the burial ground/graveyard is surrounded by apartments. It is
located near Tmmerman Filed (airport) off Appleton Avenue. When St. Martins closed, many of the members transferred to
St. Agnes Church in Butler or to St. Anthony's in Fussville.
Names in this church include Holzem, Jonen, Michels, Schwister, Schmitz, Schmits and Weiand..these are mixed German lines
more commonly from the Rhine Province area.North Central and Northwestern Germany.
Please look at the info above...I am finding that some of the Milwaukee lines were Catholic, others were Lutheran...the
Catholics attended St. Joseph's Church on 11th and Cherry...no longer in existance since the freeway went through, but I have
read microfilm records for the church. Many of these people came from Bavaria/Bohemia. Names in this church include: Ott,
Schottler, Schaefer, Linger/Lenger, Boehm, Brahm, and Michels. Many in this church came from Bavaria, Bohemia, and
Other Wittmanns from Waukesha County and Milwaukee County area may have been Lutheran. Including: Hoppe, Nenning,
Brunner, O'Neill, Meyer, and Vogt This group seems to have come from Pommerania--Kreis Griefenburg. Now a part of
Northwestern Poland--Northeastern Germany.
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