Grandchildren of Magdalina Pfisterer and Jacob Widmann


1. Jacob Friderick Widmann (10/19/1811-11/10/1811 Zuffenhausen) -- died young

2. Johann George Widmann (12/7/1812-2/21/1814 Zuffenhausen) -- died young

3. Jacob Friderick Widmann (9/21/1814-9/23/1814 Zuffenhausen) -- died young

4. Conrad Melchior Widmann (9/22/1815, Zuffenhausen-1/26/1877, Raymond, IA) married Catherine Fetzer -- 12 children -- Emigrated: 5/31/1867 (SS Bellona and list)
-----4a. (Christoph) Conrad Widmann (4/5/1847 Haubersbronn-12/28/1926 IA) married Maria Dorothea Koepke -- 7 children
-----4a. Johann Gottlob Widmann (10/7/1848-7/19/1849 Zuffenhausen -- died young
-----4a. Wilhelm Freidrich Widmann (6/21/1850 Zuffenhsen-9/2/1925 IL) married Elizabeth Krieger -- 5 children
-----4a. (Elisabetha) Catherina Widmann (4/14/1852 Zuffenhausen-7/8/1926 IA) married Frederick Mahnke -- 9 children
-----4a. Mary Magdelana Widmann (11/30/1853 Zuffenhausen-3/3/1937 IA) married Adolph Klaus -- 8 children
-----4a. Carolina “Carrie” Widmann (7/2/1855 Zuffenhausen-3/1937 IA) married Leo Meinzer -- 5 children
-----4a. Sophia Widmann (1/17/1857-1/1/1858 Zuffenhausen) -- died young
-----4a. Johann Gottlob Widmann (9/4/1858-10/27/1859 Zuffenhausen) -- died young
-----4a. (Sophia Louise) Pauline Widmann (12/11/1859 Zuffenhausen-5/13/1917 IA) married Rev. Imanual Gihring -- 7 children
-----4a. Johann Heinrich Widmann (9/16/1861-8/15/1862 Zuffenhausen) -- died young
-----4a. Sophia Widmann (8/15/1863 Zuffenhausen-6/1869 IA) -- died young
-----4a. Anna Widmann (6/20/1868 IA-11/14/1951 IA) married William Faller -- 5 children

5. Maria Magdalena Widmann (2/3/1818 Zuffenhausen-?) married Johann Matzger -- unknown descendency
-----5a? unknown children in Germany (not found in America)

6. Esther Regina Widmann (11/11/1820-2/19/1842 Zuffenhausen) -- never married/died young

7. (Jacob) Friderick Widmann (5/23/1823, Zuffenhausen-1870s, Dubuque, IA) married (1) Sophia Barbara Jung (1826 Germany-1854 sea/NY) and (2) Veronica Rauch (5/1834 Bavaria-10/26/1919 MN) -- 10+ children (census: 1860, 1870, 1880, 1885, 1900, 1910) -- Emigrated: 8/21/1854 (Lamont)
-----7a. Fred Widmann (7/1851 Germany-) MAYBE married Helena Unknown (8/1862 Germany-) -- (census: 1880?, 1900, 1910) -- not positive this is correct, since no Iowa tie and couldn't find him in IA in 1880...
----------7b. Anthony/Anton Widmann (7/1885 MN-)
----------7b. Theresa Widmann (8/1886 MN-1900s MN) -- died young
----------7b. John Widmann (6/1889 MN-)
----------7b. Mary Widmann (6/1891 MN-)
----------7b. Julia Widmann (6/1896 MN-)
----------7b. Jennie Widmann (~1903 MN-)
----------7b. Louis Widmann (~1905 MN-)
-----7a. Sophia Widmann (~1854 Germany-) -- unknown descendency
-----7a. William Widmann (1859 IA-2/17/1937) married Veronica Luger (1844-1890s MN) and (2) Margery Unknown (~1856 Canada-10/28/1925 MN) -- 4+ children (census: 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930)
----------7b. William A. Widmann (12/6/1883 IA-7/24/1963 MN) married Victoria Krzyzaniak (~1888 MN-) -- 3+ children (census: 1910, 1920, 1930)
---------------7c. William Andrew Widmann (12/11/1909 MN-7/30/1974 MN)
---------------7c. Genevieve Widmann (~1915 MN-)
---------------7c. Violet E. Widmann (2/15/1917 MN-11/20/2001 MN) -- never married?
----------7b. Florence Widmann (1/1886 MN-)
----------7b. George Widmann (4/1/1888 MN-10/1970 MN) married Clara Rusted (~1889 MN-) -- 5 children (census: 1910, 1920, 1930)
---------------7c. Cecelia A. Widmann (~1912 MN-)
---------------7c. Margaret F. Widmann (~1914 MN-)
---------------7c. Caroline V. Widmann (~1916 MN-)
---------------7c. Catherine I. Widmann (~1918 MN-)
---------------7c. George Widmann (~1920 MN-) married Elizabeth Hutcherson
--------------------7d. George Frederick Widman (12/28/1946 MN-) married Lois Eileen Horntvedt
-------------------------7e. George Marc Widman IV (10/25/1979 MN-)
--------------------7d. Kathleen Louise Widman (9/1/1948 MN-)
----------7b. Arthur William Widmann (1/27/1891 MN-11/2/1962 MN) married Margaret Dillon (5/29/1879 Ireland-1965 MN) -- 1 child (census: 1920, 1930)
---------------7c. Eleanor Marion Widmann (1919 MN-1983) married Harry Williams (1918-1970)
-----7a. Andrew Widmann (2/1861 IA-5/24/1918 MN) married Mary Diesifa (8/1877 Germany-) -- 3 children (census: 1900, 1910, 1920)
----------7b. Mary/Marion Widmann (4/1897 MN-)
----------7b. Severance J. (male) Widmann (7/14/1899 MN-7/11/1976 MN) married Marie M. Haberer (1897-) -- 4+ children (census: 1920, 1930)
---------------7c. Severance James Widman, Jr. (7/29/1922 MN-5/15/1981 FL) married Aileen Elizabeth Groos (1922-)
--------------------7d. Margot Mary Widman (3/30/1948 MN-) married Robert J. Richter
--------------------7d. Severance James Widman III (10/25/1950 MN-) married Terri A. Olafson
--------------------7d. Valerie Anne Widman (10/4/1953-) married John P. Kjellberg
--------------------7d. Scot Leo Widman (2/18/1955 MN-) married Cheryl Lee Knutson
-------------------------7e. Shannon Jo Widman (11/14/1977 MN-)
-------------------------7e. Cassie Ann Widm,an (9/1/1984 MN-)
--------------------7d. Jeffrey Paul Widman (11/15/1957 MN-) married (1) Robin Rae Hinchcliffe and (2) Ann Leslie Griggs
-------------------------7e. Joseph Jeffrey Widman (12/5/1985 MN-)
-------------------------7e. Meggi Rae Widman (7/8/1987 MN-)
-------------------------7e. Katie Lynn Widman (3/10/1989 MN-)
-------------------------7e. Samuel Adam Widman (2/12/1993-)
-------------------------7e. Ariel Lynn Widman (11/11/1997 MN-)
-------------------------7e. Brynn Madison Widman (5/20/1999 MN-)
-------------------------7e. Jeffrey Paul Widman Jr. (6/8/2001 MN-)
--------------------7d. Christopher Jude Widman (2/10/1959 MN)
---------------7c. Marilyn C. Widman (~1925 MN-)
---------------7c. Jean Marie Widman (1930 MN-)
---------------7c. Jerome Joseph Widman (3/2/1937 MN-) married (1) Margit Kaethe Reiling and (2) Mary Ann Happe
--------------------7d. Angela Maria Widman (12/25/1961 MN-)
--------------------7d. Christine Ann Widman (5/20/1963 MN-)
--------------------7d. Heidi Monica Widman (11/11/1964 MN-)
--------------------7d. Heather Therese Widman (11/13/1974 MN-)
----------7b. Francis (female) Widmann (~1902 MN-)
-----7a. Henry Widmann (~1863 IA-) -- unknown descendency
-----7a. August Widmann (~1866 IA-1870s IA)
-----7a. John Widmann (~1869 IA-1910s MN) and (1) Mary A. (12/1876 MN-) and (2) Margaret Brennan [Esch] (6/1862 MN-) -- 7 stepchildren (census: 1900, 1910)
----------7b. (stepson) George Esch (10/1884 MN-)
----------7b. (stepdaughter) Ada Esch (12/1885 MN-)
----------7b. (stepdaughter) Rena Esch (7/1887 MN-)
----------7b. (stepson) Percy Esch (9/1888 MN-)
----------7b. (stepdaughter) Gertrude Esch (10/1891 MN-)
----------7b. (stepson) Cleveland Esch (9/1892 MN-)
----------7b. (stepdaughter) Vera Esch (10/1896 MN-1900s MN) -- died young

-----7a. Josephine Widmann (7/1871 IA-) (census: 1900) -- unknown descendency
-----7a. Annie Widmann (~1873 IA-) -- unknown descendency
-----7a. Julia Widmann (7/1876 IA-) (census: 1900) -- unknown descendency

8. Johann Georg Widmann (10/7/1825-10/20/1825, Zuffenhausen ) -- died young

9. Carl Widmann (twin) (10/17/1826-11/6/1826, Zuffenhausen) -- died young

10. Carolina Widmann (twin) (10/18/1826-11/2/1826 Zuffenhausen) -- died young

11. Johann Gottlob Widmann (11/6/1827, Zuffenhausen-10/8/1888, Dubuque, IA) married (1) Catherine Siegel (-1868 Zuffenahusen) and (2) Mary Unknown (~1843 Germany-1870s/80s IA) -- 9+ children (census: 1870, 1880?, 1885) -- Emigrated: 6/10/1869 (SS Bremen)
-----11a. Maria Magdalena Widmann (1856-1856 Zuffenhausen) -- died young
-----11a. Jakob Friderich Widmann (1857-1859 Zuffenhausen) -- died young
-----11a. Johann Gottlob Widmann (1859-1860 Zuffenhausen) -- died young
-----11a. Gottlob Widmann (1861-1862 Zuffenhausen) -- died young
-----11a. (Johann) Heinrich "Henry" Widmann (1863 Zuffenhausen-) married Ella Blitsch (12/1861 MO-1920s IA) -- 2? children (census: 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930) (Curious, Henry and Ella married in 1892 but Frank lists Ella Blitsch as his mother on the 1925 census...)
----------11b. Frank Widmann (~1886 IA-) married Josie Froelich (~1883 Germany-) -- 2 children (census: 1925)
---------------11c. Clarence Widmann (~1905 IA-)
---------------11c. Edwin J. Widmann (~1907 IA-) married Renalda Unknown (~1912 IA-)
----------11b. William Widmann (1/1890 IA-1900s?) (census: 1910?, 1920?, 1930?) -- unknown descendency; appears to have died young
-----11a. Johann "John" Gottlobe Widmann (1864 Zuffenhausen-) married Christine Burgmeyer (12/1863 IA-1936 (train)) -- 5 children (census: 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930)
----------11b. Madeline "Mad" Josephine Widmann (6/14/1889 IA-9/1973 MT) married (1) Guy "Leo" Eugene Freer (1886 MN-) and (2) Elvis B. Williams (-1974) (census: 1920, 1930)
---------------11c. Mabel Elizabeth Freer (9/19/1910 MT-6/26/1956 CA) married (1) Kenneth Lemuel Cox (1913 WV-6/1956) and (2) Cecil Adrian Favors (census: 1930?)
--------------------11d. Camille Cox
--------------------11d. Kenneth Cox
-------------------------11e. Living
-------------------------11e. Living
--------------------11d. John "Bud" James Cox
--------------------11d. Living Favors
---------------11c. Leo John Freer (1911 MT-1966) married Thelma Unknown
--------------------11d. Gail Freer
----------11b. Henrietta "Etta" Widmann (3/1892 IA-) married August Erickson (~1890 Sweden-) -- 2+ children (census: 1920, 1925, 1930)
---------------11c. Carl J. Erickson (1915 MO-)
---------------11c. Earl W. Erickson (1927 IA-)
----------11b. Leo J. Widmann (11/1894 IA-1890s IA) -- died young
----------11b. John Lewis Widmann (3/1898 IA- (RR accident)) married Mabel Unknown (~1902 MN-) -- 1+ child (census: 1920, 1930)
---------------11c. Lewis Widmann (MO-)
----------11b. (adopted) Hilda Van Buren Widmann (5/1900 IA-) married Lappin (1930?)
-----11a. Jakob Friderich Widmann (1867-1867 Zuffenhausen) -- died young
-----11a. Katherina Widmann (1868-1868 Zuffenhausen) -- died young
-----11a. Mary Widmann (~1871 IA-) -- unknown descendancy

12. Catherina Widmann (6/16/1830, Zuffenhausen-?) married Heinrich Manis -- unknown descendency
-----12a? unknown children in Germany (not found in America)

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Notes: Conrad's line is known with certainty from descendants. Fred's line was gained entirely through census data. While most is of high confidence, some is not. Clearly the family did move to the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, as none could be found living in Iowa on the 1900 census, while all had been there on the 1885 census. All that can easily be found (males and unmarried females) were found in the Minneapolis area, including matriarch Veronica. When the name and age fits, the person is born in Iowa and the parents were born in Germany, the certainty is near 100% that this is a match -- the one concern is Fred born 1751 in Germany -- this may not be correct, as it may be a different Fred with a similar birthdate in Germany. The female lines can be added in if marriage records are located or if someone from their family is contacted. (Note that this may or may not help to ascertain if this is the correct Fred in Minnesota in 1900 -- Veronica was not his mother, so it is uncertain which children she is including in her count of 9-8 and 9-6 children born-living in 1900 and 1910 -- which doesn't match to the 9 known living plus one deceased (August) children above. It is not clear if Veronica included both Fred and Sophia as hers, or neither; but if neither, then there would have been another child of hers who died young.) Conversely, John Gottlob's family is known with certainty, as a Cox descendant was contacted -- but the Johann Gottlob-Johann Heinrich-William lineage is still uncertain. It appears that Maria Magdalena Widmann Matzger and Catherina Widmann Manis stayed in Germany, although it is certainly possible that some or all of their descendants emigrated at a later date -- their descendants were not researched, which at this point would require examination of all the German records by hand (should they become computerized in 2020 as planned, it would be much easier to add to this information).

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