1)      Wilhelm Friedrich KRAUTZ, Sr. workman, 27, from TURNOW

2)   Anna KRAUTZ, born March 1870, from TURNOW

On the ship  “S.S. Aller,” arriving NEW YORK CITY, NY, 16 Mar 1889, with 4 fellow Wends, Matthes KULLOWATZ, Chris SCHULTZE, Martin SCHERGUN, and Martin POST.


Wilhelm Friedrich KRAUTZ was from TURNOW, near DRACHHAUSEN, the son of Matthias KRAUTZ and Anna TUCH; born in 1862. He and all the men traveling together, went to FORT MADISON, IOWA, where they attended ST JOHN’S CHURCH.


About 2 years later, on May 5, 1891, Wilhelm Friedrich KRAUTZ married the Wend Marie Anne MUSCHICK (who immigrated in 1889), in FORT MADISON, IOWA, where they have at least two more children recorded in those church books:


1)    William F. KRAUTZ, Jr., born 9 Jan 1895

2)    Johann Christian “John” Martin KRAUTZ, born 7 Jan 1897,

The godparents of William Jr. were Wends: Frau KULLOWATZ, (Hanna BARTEL), the new wife of William Sr.s shipmate, Matthes KULLOWATZ and Carl JURTH, who immigrated in 1899. John’s godparents were his father’s immigrating shipmates; Martin SCHERGUN and Martin POST, and Wilhelm Sr.’s sister, Anna KRAUTZ Oppenheimer. The family is not found in US or Iowa census, so it is presumed they moved on, by 1910.


The boys registered for the draft in World War I. On 5 June 1918, John shows he is single, living with his mother Anna at 919 Metropolitan Avenue, in LEAVENWORTH, KS, where John works with for Vogel Box Company; while 22 year old brother, William, fills out a slightly different form; states he is a printer at Times Publishing Co., single, living at the same address, revealing no information about his parents.


Anna KRAUTZ married in 1891 non Wend Adam OPPENHEIMER. She lived in 1910 in Ford Madison.

Revise 15 Mar 2010           





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