Danke. I do have ancestry.com subscription but it is somewhat
limited. I did find William Buccholz on it marrying to Augustine
Koehler in supposedly August 25, 1845 in Dodge County, Wisconsin.
This is very likely a transcription error as she, her father, and
sisters did not arrive in Amerika unti 1846 from Zehden,
Prussen/Germany. But I did find that her father Ferdinand Koehler was
a Shoemaker, and that he did have land in Dodge County, Wisconsin
very likely right next to Wilhelm Buchholz. Subsequently, he met
Augustine and married her in August 1848 (this date according to his
own handwriting in a German English writing per his Civil War pension
I honestly don't know when he came across from
Prussia/Prussen/Germany but according to the 1900 Census he was
living with his daughter Henrietta who married to Carl Kressler up in
Lolo, Shoshone Co, Idaho....on this census page it indicates that he
immigrated in 1844. I tend to wonder about this year of immigration.
He supposedly was born 19 Januar 1826. But I have no idea if this is
correct or not. He said it in his Pension Papers. (If only my Great
Grandma Buchholz would have passed down to me the genealogy and
photographs that she had...her sister threw it all in the garbage!)
BUT thankfully I have managed to obtain duplicates of her husband
Lloyd Buchholz father William F. Buchholz, son of Wilhelm Buchholz
and Augustine Koehler).
I am wondering if these other Buchholz folks that immigrated to
Wisconsin may be related but the descendants just don't know it.
There are so many questions and not enough answers about this
Buchholz family. I am thankful for what I do have though very much
so. I would like to find other descendants of the siblings of William
Frederich Buchholz, such as Henriette, Sophie, etc etc. Surely they
Douglas Lloyd Buchholz
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> I don't know how much luck you will have. Do you have a
> ancestry.com? They have a new "German Section" were you may look.
> you do not, let me know and I will look while I still have mine (I
> cancel it next month just because I seem to have gotten all I'm
> to get from it).
> From what I understand, a lot of records that we would just love to
> hold of went poof in WWII. Don't people realize we are going to
> those things?! For example, my sis-in-law is a wills and trust
> and had to go to Germany over a contested will. She went to a lot
> government and various other resources but could find no
> that part of the family because all had been destroyed. I know that
> am getting pretty frustrated at times. I know that is not much use
> there you have it. Maybe doing a google search for something
> like "German genealogical resources".
> I know that PA is known for its large German influx, but I know
> looking for my own family records that the midwest really had its
> share. My maternal grandfather was Raymond (W?) Landgraf (lived in
> Chicago) and his parents were from Prussia. I have had no luck
> beyond finding my grandfather's parents on the census. It's the
> deal with my paternal grandmother (also lived in Chicago) who was
> generation American with Prussian parents. She was Bertha Johanna
> Then my mother's aunt married Herman Ludwig, also first generation
> Chicago. I know much more about that family's death (husband, wife,
> daughters) because they all perished in the Iroquois Theatre Fire
> December 1903 in Chicago.
> BTW, I had family in Outagamie County, WI also (not German). They
> in Appleton. I wonder if they ever met...