19th Century Emigrants from
Noerdlingen, Germany to the United States

settling in St. Clair County, Michigan

Researched and submitted by Cindy Cooper.

Further information to be posted in German at noerdlingen.de.


Akte StA Noerdlingen File, City Archives, Noerdlingen
GtoA Germans to America book series (transcribed and indexed passenger lists)
Knabe Aufbruch in die Ferne, Deutsche Auswanderungen zwischen 1803 und 1914 am Beispiel Bayerisch-Schwaben
(Setting Off for Afar, German Emigration between 1803 and 1914, taking as an example Bavaria-Schwaben) by Wolfgang Knabe, 1990 DMH-Verlagsgesellschaft, Augsburg

Surnames

Abt Metzger
Bachmann Meyer
Bader Moetzel
Bauer Mueller
Beyschlag Muenzinger
Brenner Pfeifer
Buser Pilschter
Eber Strauss
Engelhardt Sturmer
Heissler Tuffentsamer
Hirsh Wagner
Hubel Weidner
Hueber Welser
Husel Weng
Klinger Wuensch
Kuenzler Wuest
Lanzer Zapff

**NOTE** Additional names associated with the Husel family to be found at the end.

Babette Abt
Born: February 23, 1846
Emigrated 1854, age 10, travelled to father Michael in America; Germania, Brem-NY, arrived July 10, 1854
- German Sources: Akte StA Nördlingen; GtoA Vol7 p209; Passenger List 0175498 M237-142


Johann Abt
Born: September 26, 1849
Emigrated 1854, age 5, travelled to father Michael in America; Germania, Brem-NY, arrived July 10, 1854
1860 Census: St.Clair, Ward 2, with Michael Abt [1417 1385]
- German Sources: Akte StA Nördlingen; GtoA Vol7 p209; Passenger List 0175498 M237-142
- US Source: 1860 US Census


Katharine Abt
Born: May 9, 1844
Emigrated 1854, age 12, travelled to father Michael in America after mother died in Germany; Germania, Brem-NY, arrived July 10, 1854
- German Sources: Akte StA Nördlingen; GtoA Vol7 p209; Passenger List 0175498 M237-142


Michael Abt
Born: January 22, 1810
Emigrated: before 1854, alone to America
1860 Census: In St.Clair with John Abt
- German Source: Akte StA Nördlingen
- US Source: 1860 US Census


Anna Bachmann
Born: August 1856
Sister(?) to Mary (Bachmann) Eber
Emigrated: about 1868
1900 Census: 2nd generation Andrew Eber household, St. Clair, Anna Bachmann, sister, born Aug.1856; 32 years in US
- US Sources: 1900 US Census


Margarita Bachmann
Born: 1838-1841 (42 in 1880 Census, 53 in 1894, 59 in 1900)
Sister to Mary (Bachmann) Eber
Emigrated: about 1868
1880 Census: born Bavaria, sister-in-law in Andrew Eber household, St.Clair
1894 Census: household of 2nd generation Eber siblings, St.Clair Ward 1, aunt
1900 Census: 2nd generation Andrew Eber household, St. Clair, Margaret Bachmann, aunt, born Mar.1841, 32 years in US
- US Sources: 1894 Michigan Census; 1900 US Census


Katharina Bader
Born: January 1, 1830, Noerdlingen
Emigrated: 1852, followed Karl Friedrich Strauss; intending to marry; travelled with family Hubel
Married: October 10, 1852, Frederick Strauss, Christian Hubel witness
- German Source: Akte StA Nördlingen
- US Source: St.Clair Marriages


Friedrich Bauer
Born: August 1, 1826, Moenschdeggingen
Occupation: Carpenter [in Germany]
Emigrated: 1854
Married: 1856, Anna Margaretha Metzger, 9 children (first born in St.Clair, others in Marine City)
Child: 1878, 13-year-old daughter Cathrine died of unknown causes
1870 Census: Village of Marine City, carpenter and joiner, wife, 8 children
- German Sources: Knabe; STAA:BA-Di 2028 I
- US Sources: St.Martins Lutheran Church, Marine City; 1870 US Census; GENDIS ledger P94 Record 2513


Emma Beyschlag
Born: January 30, 1850
Emigrated: 1851
- German Source: Akte StA Nördlingen


Karl Beyschlag
Born: January 3, 1846
Emigrated: 1851
- German Source: Akte StA Nördlingen


Karl Eduard (Charles) Beyschlag
Born: 1828-30, [32 in 1860 Census, 50 in 1880 Census]
Emigrated: 1851
Occupation: Butcher [Germany & US], butcher shop owner [US]
Married: Caroline Metzger, 10 children
Witness: 1856, marriage of Christina Hubel and Frederick Sowers
St.Clair Alderman: 1876, 1877, 1878
Died: November 24, 1890, St. Clair
Granddaughter married grandson of Gustav A. Strauss
- US Sources: Info from Susan Swartz; Diary G.A.Strauss; St.Clair Ward 1, 1860, 1870 US Censuses; St.Clair, 1880 US Census; A.T.Andreas History of St.Clair County, 1883; St.Clair Marriages


Karl Friedrich Benedikt Beyschlag
Born: February 4, 1816
Emigrated: 1851, ship India; Emigrated further to St.Louis 1864-9
Occupation: "Literary man" [in Germany]
Residence: 1870, Indianapolis until death in 1883
- German Source: Akte StA Nördlingen
- US Sources: St.Louis City Directory; Indianapolis News; Marion County (IL)


Katharina Sophia Beyschlag
Born: June 5, 1820
Emigrated: 1851
- German Source: Akte StA Nördlingen


Johann Friedrich Brenner
Born: April 17, 1847
Occupation: Miller [in Germany]
Emigrated: before 1872
Married: September 24, 1872, Sophia Margaretha Engelhardt, 2 children
- US Source: Familienregister, St Martins Lutheran Church, Marine City, MI


Johannes Brenner
Born: January 20, 1850, Trochtelfingen
Occupation: Mason [in Germany]
Emigrated: before 1871
Married: November 22, 1871, Regine Reichle (born 09.06.1849 Ulm), 11 sons
- US Source: Familienregister, St Martins Lutheran Church, Marine City, MI


Anna Maria Buser
Born: July 28, 1834, Zoltingen
Emigrated: 1854
Married: September 7, 1858, Johannes Weng
Died: June 23, 1883
- German Sources: Knabe; STAA:BA-Di 2028 I
- US Sources: Familienregister, St.Martins Lutheran Church, Marine City; St.Clair Marriages


Andrew Eber
Emigrated: 1850, age 29,
Aristedes, Brem-NY, arrived October 21,1850
Married: October 26, 1854, Mary Backmann
1860 Census: grocer, wife, 2 daughters, 1 son in St.Clair
1870 Census: grocer, wife, 7 children
1880 Census: St.Clair, general merchant, wife, 6 sons, 2 daughters, sister-in-law Margret Bachmann, brother Henry Eber
Children: October 1880, 2 sons die of scarlet fever
1882: Treasurer of St.Clair
Died: February 2, 1894, age 73
- German Source: GtoA Vol1 p324
- US Sources: Diary G.A.Strauss; LDS International Genealogy Index; 1860, 1870, 1880 US Censuses; GENDIS; A.T.Andreas History of St.Clair, 1883


Frederick Eber
Born: about 1873 (21 in 1894 Census)
Cousin to children of Andreas Eber
Emigrated: before 1894
1894 Census: household of 2nd generation Eber siblings in St.Clair Ward 1: Annie 36, Andrew 35, George 33, Mary 30, John 26, Albert 19 plus cousin Frederick Eber 21 and aunt Margarita Bachman 53
- US Source: 1894 Michigan Census


Henry Eber
Brother of Andrew Eber
Age: 51 in 1880 Census
Emigrated: before 1880


Anna Sophie Engelhardt
Emigrated: 1871


Balthasar Engelhardt
Born: October 24, 1841, Baldingen
Occupation: Shoemaker [in Germany]
Emigrated: 1867
Married: July 4, 1867
- German Sources: Knabe; STAA:BA-Nö 1301
- US Sources: Familienregister, St Martins Lutheran Church, Marine City, MI


Johann Engelhardt
Emigrated: 1871


Johann Engelhardt
Emigrated: 1871


Margarethe Engelhardt
German information: Herman
Emigrated: 1871


Maria Christina Engelhardt
Emigrated: 1871


Sophie Margarethe Engelhardt
Born: June 16, 1848, Baldingen
Occupation: Mason's daughter [in Germany]
Emigrated: 1871
Married: September 24, 1872, Johann Friedrich Brenner, 2 children
- German Sources: Knabe; STAA:BA-Noe 938/41
- US Source: Familienregister, St Martins Lutheran Church, Marine City, MI


Anna Barbara Heissler
Born: 1850 Neresheim
Emigrated: 1852
Died: Easter Monday 1852 in Buffalo, NY
- US Source: St.Martins Lutheran Church


Bernhardt Heissler
Emigrated: 1852
Died: September 21, 1898
- US Source: St.Martins Lutheran Church


Elisabetha Barbara (Schwarz) Heissler
Born: May 6, 1822 Schweindorf
Married: October 16, 1849, in Schweindorf, farmer's daughter
Emigrated: 1852
Children: Two chidren died during the trip to America; two children born in Newport, MI, 1854 and 1856 reached adulthood
Died: January 21, 1907
- US Source: St.Martins Lutheran Church


Johann Georg Heissler
Born: February 17, 1852, on the ship Copernicus
Emigrated: 1852
Died: April 18, 1852, in St.Clair, MI
- US Source: St.Martins Lutheran Church


Anna Katharina (Haerpfer) Hirsch
Born: 1808
Emigrated: 1855
1860 Census: St.Clair, widow living alone
1880 Census: household after Metzger's
- US Source: 1860, 1880 Censuses


Friedricke Katharina Hirsch
Emigrated: 1855
1860 Census: in Beyschlag household
Witness: 1866, marriage of Joseph Laffery and Barbara Metzger


Georg Friedrich Hirsch
Born: 1797
Emigrated: 1855, followed George and Regina (Haerpfer) Metzger
1860 Census: Laborer in St.Clair, in household following Beyschlag's
- German Source: Akte StA Nördlingen
- US Source: 1860 Census; St.Clair Marriages


August Hubel
Emigrated: 1852, age 6
- German Source: Akte StA Nördlingen


Babette Friedericke Hubel
Emigrated: 1852, age 4
1880 Census: Widow Stein with 2 children and mother in St.Clair Township
1900 Census: Front St., St.Clair, with brother-in-law
- German Source: Akte StA Nördlingen
- US Sources: 1880, 1900 US Censuses


Christian Gottfried Sylvester Hubel
Born: January 3, 1815
Emigrated: 1849
Occupation: Baker
Married: Susanna, (Akte StA Nördlingen; Knabe)
Children: Richard & unknown (Akte StA Nördlingen)
Witness: October 10, 1852, marriage of Frederick Strauss and Catherine Bader
- German Sources: Akte StA Nördlingen; Knabe
- US Source: St.Clair Marriages


Christine Katharine (Hager) Hubel
Born: March 19, 1812
Emigrated: 1851
Married: January 1, 1856, Frederick Sowers, Charles Beyschlag witness
- German Source: Akte StA Nördlingen
- US Source: St.Clair Marriages


Elisabeth Barbara (Moetzel) Hubel
Emigrated: 1852
- German Source: Akte StA Nördlingen


Johann Daniel Hubel
Born: February 21, 1819
Emigrated: 1851, followed brother Christian Hubel
- German Source: Akte StA Nördlingen


Johannes Hubel
Born: October 20, 1849
Emigrated: 1851
1870 Census: In boarding house in Detroit with cousin John, both age 20, one a steel engraver, one a picture canvasser
- German Source: Akte StA Nördlingen

- US Source:
1870 US Census


Johannes Hubel
Emigrated: 1852, followed brother Christian; travelled with Katharina Bader; intended destination mentioned in 1854 application of K.A.Moetzel
- German Source: Akte StA Nördlingen


Johannes Hubel
Emigrated: 1852, age 2
1870 Census: In boarding house in Detroit with cousin John, both age 20, one a steel engraver, one a picture canvasser
- German Source: Akte StA Nördlingen
- US Source: 1880 US Census


Karl Hubel
Emigrated: 1852, age 5
- German Source: Akte StA Nördlingen


Karl Philip Hubel
Born: September 30, 1850
Emigrated: 1851
- German Source:
Akte StA Nördlingen


Marie Amalie Hubel
Born: July 28, 1847
Emigrated: 1851
Married: September or October 12, 1866, Joseph Johr, 6 children, moved to Henrico, VA about 1872
- German Source: Akte StA Nördlingen
- US Source: St.Clair Marriages; info Sandy Robins


Richard Hubel
Occupation: Harnessmaker
Died: December 18, 1883, East Saginaw, Saginaw Co, MI; 39 years old, married, of consumption
- German Source: Akte StA Nördlingen
- US Source:
GENDIS Ledger P76 Record 387


Karl Hueber
Born: May 1826
Emigrated: 1852, Hermann, Brem-NY; travelled to acquire training in a trade
Married: September 7, 1853, Friederike Zapff in St.Clair, Fred Strauss witness
1870 Census: Alpena, MI, butcher, wife and 2 sons
1880 Census: household in Alpena, butcher, wife, son, brother-in-law and domestic
- German Source: Akte StA Nördlingen
- US Sources: Diary G.A.Strauss, St.Clair Marriages; 1870,1880 US Censuses


Rosine Elisabethe Hueber
Born: October 4, 1831
Emigrated: 1853, Herman; planned at trip to brother Karl Hueber
Married: August 13, 1854, Gustav Adolph Strauss in St.Clair, Frederick Strauss witness
- German Source: Akte StA Nördlingen
- US Source: Diary G.A.Strauss


Andreas Husel
Born: September 1, 1831, Huernheim
Emigrated: 1850, Aristedes, Brem-NY, arrived October 21, 1850
- German Source: GtoA Vol1 p324
Married: December 3, 1852, Anna Maria Husel (widow of Frederick Husel, Andreas' brother), 7 children; witnesses: John Oltman & Eunice Oltman; officiated by Jacob Krebiell
Witness & Hosted: January 1, 1856, wedding of Edward Moeser and Margaret Klingler
Witness: February 3, 1856, marriage of George Husel and Anna Maria Fuchs
Military: Private, Company I, 4 Michigan Infantry (2d Organization)
1870 Census: "Andrew Hazle" - farmer with wife 7 children, China, St.Clair County
1880 Census: China, St Clair, Michigan, Andrew Husel, 48, Ger, Farmer
- Mariah Husel, wife, 47, Bavaria, keeping house
- Charles Husel, son, 26, MI, Farmer
- Mary Husel, Dau, 22, MI
- Andrew Husel, Son, 19, MI
- Lana Husel, Dau, 17, MI
1894 Census: China Twp, p 10 - Andrew, 62, M, Husband, Bav, Bav, Bav, Farmer
- Anna M., 61, F, Wife, Bav, Bav, Bav, Housewife
Died: August 27, 1916, St.Clair
- US Sources: LDS IGI; St.Clair Marriages; A.Husel Autobio.; Letter; 1870, 1880 US Census; A.T.Andreas History of St.Clair County, 1883; 1894 Michigan Census

BATHEY, HUSEL, KLINGERS, NICHOLS, PARSONS posted by 1883 History of St Clair, MI
Andrew HUSEL, farmer, Section 11, P. O. St Clair, was born at Hurnheim, in the western part of Bavaria, Germany, September 1, 1831; his father's name was Zacharias J. HUSEL, was a manufacturer and dealer in woolen and cotton goods, and served as Town Councilor for fifteen years prior to leaving his native place. Andrew received a liberal education in the public schools of his country up to his fourteenth year; after that he received some private tuition in the higher mathematics. In 1850, his father with his family emigrated to the United States and the same year came to St Clair, and the following year bought the land which is now owned and occupied by his son, Andrew. After their settlement Andrew became a pupil in the High School at St Clair, his object was to obtain knowledge of the English language. In the winter of 1851, he entered the employ of John NICHOLS, woolen manufacturer, and the following year he with his two brothers began to clear the land his father purchased; his father died the same year, and Andrew assumed the management of affairs; he was married December 3, 1852; his wife's maiden name was Miss Maria Ann KLINGERS; she was born in Deggingen, Bavaria. Since then Mr. HUSEL has been successfully engaged in farming; during the war he enlisted and served in the Fourth Regiment Michigan Infantry, in the Army of the Cumberland, and was discharged in 1866; has served as President of the Farmer's Protective Association of China Township and is President of the German Mutual Farmer's Insurance Company; has served as member of Executive Board of County Agricultural Society, and is actively identified with the interests of the town and county. Mr. and Mrs. HUSEL have seven children-Fred, lives in the town of St Clair; Charles, at home; Mary in Dakota; Jennie, now Mrs. PARSONS; Helen, now Mrs. BATHEY, in Dakota; Andrew, now in Dakota; Laura, at home. pg. 722 China Twp
- Source: Biographies from History of St Clair County by A.T.Andreas (1883)


Anna Margaret Husel
Born: May
1, 1819, Huernheim
Emigrated: 1850,
Aristedes, Brem-NY, arrived October 21, 1850
Married: Fred Lanzer
1860 Census: with children, St.Clair Ward 1
Child: Mary, died May 12, 1882, age 20, died of double pneumonia
1900 Census: St.Clair Ward 2, in son-in-law's household
Died: September 16, 1901
- German Source: GtoA Vol1 p324
- US Sources: 1860, 1870 US Census; 1894 MI Census; St.Clair Marriages; GENDIS Ledger P142 Record 4282; 1894 Michigan Census; A.Husel Autobiography


Frederick Husel
Born: February 23, 1829, Huernheim
Emigrated: 1850, Aristedes, Brem-NY, arrived October 21, 1850
Married: "Frederick Hersel" - November 1850, Anna Maria Klingler, age 18, witnesses: Fredrick Turner & Andrew Hull; H H Morgan JP
1880 Census: St Clair, St Clair, Michigan - Fred Husel, 27, Farmer, MI, F-Bavaria, M-Bavaria
- Jennie, Wife, 20, Keeping house, MI, F-NY, M-NY
- Addie B., Sister-in-law, 20, At home, MI, F-NY, M-NY
Died: 1851, age 33, dies and is the 9th buried in cemetery
- German Source: GtoA Vol1 p324
- US Sources: St.Clair Marriages; Obituary, Mrs. Andrew Husel; 1880 US Census


Georg Joshua Husel
Born: April 20, 1822, Huernheim
Emigrated: 1849, travelled with Fred Lanzer
Married:
(1) November 5, 1850, Christiana Riche, age 28 (d. June1855), officiated by H. H. Morgan
(2) February 3, 1856, Anna Maria Fuchs (d. Nov. 13, 1879, St. Clair), witnessed by Frederick Lanzer and Andrew Husel
; officiated by Daniel Never
Occupation: Farmer in St.Clair
1860 Census: "George Hoosler" - Farmer with wife and 2 daughters, St.Clair Ward 2
Military: Private, Company H, 13 Michigan Infantry, travelled with General Sherman from Atlanta to the Sea
Died: May 2, 1865, New Bern, North Carolina; (Civil War); measles

- US Sources: A. Husel Autobiography, St. Clair Marriages,
1860 US Census


Johann Husel
Born: February
27, 1836, Huernheim
Emigrated: 1850,
Aristedes, Brem-NY, arrived October 21, 1850
Died: June 27, 1853, drowned in river while working at saw mill
- German Source: GtoA Vol1 p324
- US Source: A.Husel Autobiography


Zacharias Husel
Born:
May 5, 1791, Huernheim or May 4, 1791, Neideraltheim
Married:
Anna Barbara Weinbergen
Emigrated: 1850,
Aristedes, Brem-NY, arrived October 21, 1850; followed son, Georg Husel
- Zacharias Husel buys building three days after arrival in St. Clair. Corner of 2nd and Adam Streets, building was formerly the home of the Frederick Lanzers. First Masonic Lodge of St. Clair was organized in it in 1843. In 1913 owned by Charles Otter.
Died: August 26, 1852, St. Clair
- German Sources:
Knabe, p290; GtoA Vol1 p324
- US Source: A. Husel Autobiography
(1913)


Anna Maria Klingler
Born: December 25, 1832, Deggingen, Bavaria
Emigrated: 1850,
Aristedes, Brem-NY, arrived October 21, 1850
Religion: 1851, joins German Methodist Church; 1862, joins Methodist Episcopal Church of St. Clair
Died: December 3, 1897 or later (March 2, 1898, according to A. Husel Biographical Sketch)
Obituary: "Mrs. Andrew Husel dies after more than 45 years of marriage. She is survived by her husband, his sister, Mrs. Lanzer, son Frederick J. of St. Clair town, son Charles Z. with his father on the homestead, daughter Mrs. M.F.Washburn of Cooperstown, N.Dak., son Andrew H. of China township, daughter Mrs. Chas. L. Cooper of Victor, Col."
- German Source: GtoA Vol1 p324
- US Sources: LDS IGI, St.Clair Marriages; Obituary, Mrs. Andrew Husel; A. Husel Autobio.; A.T.Andreas History of St.Clair County, 1883; 1870,1880 US Census; 1894 Michigan Census


Anna Margarethe Klinger
Born: March 15, 1838, Moenschdeggingen
Emigrated: before 1853
Married: Andreas G. Eduardt (born 1827 in Bleitheride Dreyson), 12 children
1894 Census: Cottreville Twp., St.Clair Co., Edward, Margaret and 4 children
- US Sources: St. Martin Lutheran Church, Marine City; GENDIS; St.Clair Marriages; 1894 Michigan Census


Johann Jakob Kuenzler
Born: March 7, 1798, Schmaehingen
Occupation: Tailor [in Germany]
Married: (1) 1829, Oberringingen
Emigrated: 1854
Married: (2) Rosina Pischter [in US]
Died: May 18, 1863
- German Sources: Knabe, STAA:BA-DI 2028 III
- US Sources: Familienregister, St Martins Lutheran Church, Marine City, MI


Matthaus Kuenzler
Born: April 2, 1822 or 1827, Aberringingen
Emigrated: before 1857
Married: December 14, 1857, Wilhelmina Kuhn, 10 children
Occupation: Daily worker
- US Sources: Familienregister, St Martins Lutheran Church, Marine City, MI


Fred Lanzer
Emigrated: 1849, t
ravelled with Georg Husel
Married: Margaret Husel
Child: Mary, died May 12, 1882, age 20, of double pneumonia
Witness: 1856, 2nd marriage of George Husel
- August 17, 1856, marriage of Michael Sherryger & Sophia Ingleburt
1860 Census: "Fred Lancer" - Joiner with wife and 3 children, St.Clair Ward 1
1870 Census: illegible -
St Clair Ward 1, St Clair, MI1870 US Census, Library of Michigan Roll 698-699 Page 448
1894 Census: St Clair Ward 1, p 50; Adams Street
- Frederick "Lancer", 69, Husband, Bav, Bav, Bav, No Business
- Marguerite, 73, Wife, Bav, Bav, Bav, Housewife
- Rosa, 40, Daughter, MI, Bav, Bav, At home
- US Sources:
1860, 1870 US Census; 1894 MI Census; St.Clair Marriages; GENDIS Ledger P142 Record 4282


Anna Margaretha Metzger
Born: December 20, 1832, Herkheim
Farmer's daughter, widow [in Germany]
Emigrated: before 1855
Married: 1856, Friedrich Bauer, 9 children
Child: 1878, 13-year-old daughter Cathrine died of unknown causes
1870 Census: Village of Marine City
- US Sources: St.Martins Lutheran Church, Marine City; 1870 US Census; GENDIS ledger P94 Record 2513


George Friedrich Metzger
Born: Noerdlingen
Married:
Regine Haerpfer
Born: July 16, 1814
1860 Census:
household included 6-year-old daughter Rosa, born in Michigan, who would later marry Marcus Simpson
1880 Census: widow keeping saloon in household with Simpsons
Died: July 14, 1880, St. Clair, of heart disease

- German Sources: Akte StA Nördlingen; Knabe, StaNö:B2 Bd.3a
- US Sources: 1850, 1860, 1880 US Censuses; GENDIS Ledger P158 Record 2455
Children:
Katherina - emigrated at age 16; Akte StA Nördlingen; Knabe, StaNö:B2 Bd.3a
Karolina - emigrated at 11; [German Sources] Akte StA Nördlingen; Knabe, StaNö:B2 Bd.3a
- - Married: Charles Beyschlag, 10 children
- - Witness: 1894 marriage of daughter Nellie to Julius Lieberman
- - US Sources: Susan Schwartz; St.Clair, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900 US Censuses; Front St., St.Clair, 1894 MI Census; St.Clair Marriages
Rosine - emigrated at 2; [German Sources] Akte StA Nördlingen; Knabe, StaNö:B2 Bd.3a
Regine - emigrated at 3 months; [German Sources] Akte StA Nördlingen; Knabe, StaNö:B2 Bd.3a
Emigrated: 1849
Occupation: Proprietor/Landlord; Owned Guesthouse Moon Shine
1850 Census: Laborer, St. Clair
1860 Census: Grocer, St. Clair; household included 6-year-old daughter Rosa, born in Michigan
Witness: marriage of Adam Lornicker and Maria Weng
Died: before 1880
- German Sources: Knabe; StaNö:B2 Bd.3a.

- US Sources:
Susan Schwartz; 1850 & 1860 US Censuses; St.Clair Marriages


Marie Barbara Metzger
Emigrated: Travelled with aunt to parents in America
1860 Census: in father's St.Clair household
Married: May 21, 1866, Joseph Laffery, had at least 2 sons
Witness: 1866, marriage of Adam Lornicker and Maria Weng
Died: November 28, 1885, in St.Clair of blood poison
- US Sources: 1860 US Census; St.Clair Marriages; GENDIS Record 2265


Anton Meyer
Emigrated: 1850, Aristedes, Brem-NY, arrived October 21, 1850
1860 Census: St.Clair, tailor, wife Catharine, Joseph 7, Terrace 4, Mary 2, Katharine 1

- German Source:
GtoA Vol1 p324
- US Source:
1860 US Census


Franz Anton Meyer
Emigrated: 1857
- US Source: Larry Myers


Franz Xaver Meyer
Emigrated: 1857
1860 Census: St.Clair Ward 2, age 33, with wife Mary 33 and son Anthony 3
- US Sources: Larry Myers, 1860 US Census


Josef Meyer
Emigrated: 1857
- US Source: Larry Myers


Maria Meyer
Emigrated:
1850, Aristedes, Brem-NY, arrived October 21, 1850
- German Source: GtoA Vol1 p324


Michael Meyer
Born: Flotzheim
Emigrated: 1854
- German Source: Knabe, STAA:BA-Do NS 2025
- US Source: Larry Myers


Theresia Meyer
Emigrated: 1857
- US Source: Larry Myers


Karl August Moetzel
Occupation: Merchant
Emigrated: 1854, age 22, travelled to sister Elisabeth Barbara (Moetzel) Hubel; Cajute, Westphalia, Brem-NY, arrived April 3, 1854
- German Sources: Akte StA Nördlingen; Passenger List 0175498 M237-142


Eduard Gustav Mueller
Occupation: Brewer [in Germany]
Emigrated: 1853, age 19, Wheland, Brem-NY, arrived June 1853
Married: 1862, Anna Elisabetha Hoffman in Port Huron
- German Sources: Knabe, StaNö:B2 Bd.3a, B2 Bd.7a; Passenger List 0175484, M237-128
- US Sources: St.Martins Lutheran Church Records


Heinrich Muenzinger
Emigrated: 1855, age 30, travelled to siblings Philipp Muenzinger and Marie Barbara Wuensch in Ranking Illinois
- German Source: Akte StA Nördlingen


Marie Barbara Muenzinger
Emigrated: 1854, age 23, followed (Wilhelm) Heinrich Wuesch to St.Clair with intention to marry; First Cabin, Germania, Brem-NY, arrived July 10, 1854
Married: July 6, 1854, William Wuensch in China
- German Sources: Akte StA Nördlingen; Passenger List 0175498 M237-142
- US Source: St. Clair Marriages


Philipp Muenzinger
Occupation: Confectioner [in Germany]
Emigrated: 1854, age 28, accompanied sister Marie Barbara; Steerage, Germania, Brem-NY, arrived July 10, 1854
Occupation: Worked with Ferdinand Wuensch as pastry cook [in US]
- German Sources: Akte StA Nördlingen; Passenger List 0175498 M237-142
- US Sources: Diary G.A.Strauss


Johannes Christian Pfeifer
Born: June 22, 1839, son of Regine Rosine Louise (Hueber) and Johannes Christoph Pfeifer, Shoemaker
Occupation: Shoemaker [in Germany]
Emigrated: 1855


Rosina Pilschter
Born: May 26, 1798, Aberringingen
Married: 1829 Oberringingen; Tailor's daughter
Emigrated: before 1862
Died: May 26, 1862
- US Sources: Familienregister, St Martins Lutheran Church, Marine City, MI


Gustav Adolph Strauss
Emigrated: 1854, Applied for permission to visit his two siblings; wrote in journal that he wanted to join his long-term girlfriend Rosine Hueber;
- sailed on Hermann, Brem-Southampton-NY, arrived August 3, 1854
Married: August 12, 1854, Rosine Hueber, Fred Strauss witness; 4 children (grandson married granddaughter of Charles Beyschlag)
Occupation: Shopkeeper in St.Clair and nearby cities; 1854 joined brother in grocery in Casco
Residences: 1856 moved to Port Huron; 1859 left Port Huron for St.Clair to Grand Haven on Lake Michigan; 1860 left Grand Haven for Grand Rapids; 1864 moved to Detroit; 1867 bought brother-in-law Charles Hueber's house in St.Clair, started grocery; 1872-3 Treasurer of St.Clair; 1878 Mayor of St.Clair; 1880 grocer in St.Clair
- German Sources: Akte StA Nördlingen; GtoA Vol7 p 466
- US Sources: Diary G.A.Strauss; St.Clair Marriages; 1880 US Census; 1894 Michigan Census; A.T.Andreas History of St.Clair County, 1883


Johann Christian Strauss
Born: January 1, 1829
Occupation: Harnessmaker [in Germany]
Emigrated: 1853
Married: Anna Katharina Fredericke Wuesterberg, 8 children
1870 Census: Village of Marine City, harnessmaker, wife and 5 children
Died: September 17, 1876, of dropsy
1882 daughter married Edward Moeser, son of Edward Moeser and Anna Margarethe Klingler
- US Sources: 1870 US Census; St.Martins Lutheran Church; LDS IGI


Karl Friedrich Strauss
Born: February 9, 1827
Emigrated: 1851,
brother's diary records emigration as 1850
Occupation:
Baker (Lebkuechner)
Married: October 10, 1852, Katharina Bader, Christian Hubel witness
Witness: 1854, marriage of brother Gustav Strauss and Rosine Hueber
Witness: 1856, marriage of Charles Beyschlag and Caroline Metzger
1856 left St.Clair to run tavern in Detroit
1862 moved from Port Huron to St.Clair
1870 Census: 8-person household in Detroit
- German Source: Akte StA Nördlingen
- US Sources: Diary G.A.Strauss; St.Clair Marriages; 1870 US Census


Adam Friedrich Sturmer
Born: February 9, 1828, Noerdlingen
Occupation: Clothmaker [in Germany]
Emigrated: 1852, Wieland, Brem-NY, arrived November 5, 1852
Married: Anna Catharina Waekelen (born January 9, 1835 Geisslingen), 9 children
Children: 1874, 16-year-old son died of typhoid fever; 1876 2-year-old son died of croup
1870 Census: Village of Marine City, ships carpenter, wife and 6 children
1880 Census: Marine City
- German Source: GtoA Vol4 p141, Passenger List 0175477 M237-121
- US Sources: 1870, 1880 US Censuses; St.Martins Lutheran Church Records; GENDIS


Christine Tuffentsamer
Occupation: Domestic [in Germany]
Emigrated: 1856, age 22, travelled to relatives in St.Clair; Republic, Brem-NY, arrived November 17, 1856
- German Source: GtoA Vol10 p318


Charles Wagner
HUSEL, WAGNER posted by 1883 History of St Clair, MI
Charles WAGNER, farmer, Section 11, P. O. Smith's Creek, is a native of Germany and was born February 27, 1840. He emigrated to this country in 1857, and came to this State and lived in Saginaw five years, and worked in a saw mill and lumber woods. He then went to Lake Superior and lived there three years, and then went to California, and was on the Pacific coast nine years engaged in mining. In 1871, he bought the farm where he now lives, and came here and engaged in farming in 1880. He also owns eighty acres elsewhere. In 1880, he married Miss Mary HUSEL, a native of this county. They have one son, Charles WAGNER. pg. 734 Columbus Twp
- Source: Biographies from History of St Clair County by A.T.Andreas (1883)


Maria Anna Wagner
Born: Thalheim
Emigrated: 1854
- German Source: Knabe, STAA:BA-Di 2028 V
- US Source: Larry Myers


Robert Wagner
Born: Thalheim
Brother of Maria Anna Wagner
Emigrated: 1856
- German Sources: Knabe, STAA:BA-Di 2028 V
- US Source: Larry Myers


Johann Leonhard Weidner
Born: March 25, 1799
Emigrated: 1850, Aristedes, Brem-NY, arrived October 21, 1850
- German Sources: Akte StA Nördlingen; GtoA Vol1 p324


Margarethe Elisabeth (Frieselin) Weidner - [widow Hubel]
Born: September 12, 1794
Emigrated: 1850, Aristedes, Brem-NY, arrived October 21, 1850, followed son Christian Hubel
- German Sources: Akte StA Nördlingen; GtoA Vol1 p325


Andreas Welser
Born: May 13, 1828, Oberringingen
Emigrated: 1855
Married: Maria Margatethe Weng
Died: December 10, 1905
- German Sources: Knabe; STAA:BA-Di 2028 V
- US Sources: Familienregister, St.Martins Lutheran Church, Marine City; St.Clair Marriages


Rosa Welser
Born: about 1868 (12 in 1880 Census)
Niece of Mary (Welser) Weng
Emigrated: before 1880
1880 Census: in household of John Weng, Marine City
- US Source: 1880 US Census


Anna Maria (Maier) Weng
Born: July 27, 1792, Oberringingen
Emigrated: before 1869
Died: December 28, 1869
- US Source: St.Martins Lutheran Church, Marine City


Anna-Maria Ursula Weng
Born: October 22, 1834, Oberringingen
Occupation: Weaver's daughter [in Germany]
Emigrated: 1857
Married: April 18, 1858, Johann Ulrich Graule (*January 20, 1829, day laborer)
Died: May 13, 1907
- German Sources: Knabe; STAA:BA-Di 2028 V
- US Sources: Familienregister, St.Martins Lutheran Church, Marine City; St.Clair Marriages


Eva Maria Weng
Emigrated: 1865, age 25
Married: February 21, 1866, Adam Lornicker in St.Clair, witnessed by George & Barbara Metzger
- US Source: St.Clair Marriages


Johann Michael Weng
Born: April 11, 1794, Schmaehingen
Occupation: Weaver [in Germany]
Emigrated: before 1870
Married: September 20, 1816, Anna Maria Maier, 12 children
Died: July 26, 1878
- US Source: St.Martins Lutheran Church, Marine City


Johannes Weng
Born: July 11, 1827
Occupation: Shoemaker [in Germany]
Emigrated: 1857
Married: September 7, 1858, Anna Maria Buser
1870 Census: Village of Marine City, shoemaker, wife, 3 sons
1880 Census: 5 sons plus neice Rosa Welser in household
- German Sources: Knabe; STAA:BA-Di 2028 V
- US Sources: Familienregister, St.Martins Lutheran Church, Marine City; St.Clair Marriages; 1870, 1880 US Census


Marie Margaretha Weng
Born: September 17, 1830, Oberringingen
Emigrated: 1857
Married: Andreas Welser, 9 children
- German Sources: Knabe; STAA:BA-Di 2028 V
- US Sources: Familienregister, St.Martins Lutheran Church, Marine City; St.Clair Marriages


Mathaeus Weng
Born: October 8, 1832
Occupation: Shoemaker [in Germany]
Emigrated: 1857
Died: September 27, 1866
- German Sources: Knabe; STAA:BA-Di 2028 V
- US Sources: Familienregister, St.Martins Lutheran Church, Marine City


Christoph Friedrich Wuensch
Born: 1817
Emigrated: 1859, travelled to son Ferdinand Wuensch; New York, Brem-Southampton-NY, arrived July 26, 1859: Wunsch, Freid. 47 M MECH GR000 USA
- German Sources: Akte StA Nördlingen; GtoA Vol12, p471


Ferdinand Wuensch
Occupation: Patry [pastry?] cook
Emigrated: before 1854
- German Source: Akte StA Nördlingen


(Wilhelm) Heinrich Wuensch
Emigrated: 1849
Became property owner in St.Clair
Married: July 6, 1854, Barbara Muenzinger in China
Witness: October 3, 1854, marriage of Alford Wuench and Frederika Schwarz, in Belle River
- German Sources: Akte StA Nördlingen; Knabe, StaNö:B2 Bd.4a
- US Source: St. Clair Marriages


Oscar Wuest
Born: 1838
Emigrated: 1856, age 18, Amalie, Brem-NY, arrived December 2, 1856
Married: November 11, 1864, Marianne Cook
1870 Census: minister with wife and 2-year-old daughter in Kirchhami, Jackson Twp., Washington Co., WI
1880 Census: Fredonia, Calhoun Co., MI, minister with wife, Ann 12 and Benns 9 born in WI, Theodore 8 and Edwin 6 born in NY, Ida 3 born in MI
1890 Directory: in St.Louis, MI
- German Source: GtoA Vol10 p345
- US Sources: LDS International Genealogy Index; 1870, 1880 US Censuses; 1890 Directory, St.Louis, MO


Hermann Zapff
Stepbrother of G.A.Strauss, brother of Margarethe Friederike Hueber
Emigrated: 1871, age 28, Hansa, Brem-NY, arrived July 17, 1871
1880 Census: in brother-in-law's (Charles Hueber's) household in Alpena MI, butcher
- Ge
rman Source: GtoA vol25, p323
- US Sources: Diary G.A.Strauss; 1880 US Census


Margarethe Friedrike Zapff
Born: 1830
Emigrated: 1853
Halfsister or stepsister to Karl Friedrich and Gustav Adolph Strauss
Married: Se
ptember 4, 1853, Karl Hueber in St.Clair, Fred Strauss witness
1870 Census: Alpena, MI with sons Charles, 8 and Herman 6
- German Source: Akte StA Nördlingen
- US Sources: St.Clair Marriages; Diary G.A.Strauss; 1870, 1880 US Censuses

Additional Names Associated with the Husel Family from Germany

Mrs. G. Q. Bathey
Parents: Andrew and Maria Anna Husel
Died: September 1883, of Central City, Col.
- Source: Obituary of Mrs. Andrew Husel, St. Clair Historical Museum Collection


Andrew Hasel
1920 Census: North Bellriver Road, China Twp
- Andrew H., 58, MI, F-Bav/Ger, M-Bav/Ger, Salesman, Cristal ?ats
- Alma C., Wife, 56, MI, F-MI, M-MI, No occ, Own home free, able to read/write
- Source: 1920 Census


Andrew Husel
Born: 1831, St Clair, Michigan
- Source: LDS familysearch.org IGI ????? [incorrect location?]


Charles Husel
1894 Census: China Twp, p 10 - Charles Z., 40, M, Husband, MI, Bav, Bav, Farmer
- Effie, 32, F, Wife, MI, MI, MI, Housewife
- Rollin P., 7, M, Son, MI, MI, MI, At school
- Harold L., 5, M, Son, MI, MI, MI, At home
- Source: 1894 Michigan Census


Sophie Husel
Born: November 7, 1820, Huernheim
- Source: A. Husel Biographical Sketch


Barkey Nazel
1900 Census: St Clair Ward 2
- Nazel, Barkey, head, M, Mar, 1840, 60, W, Ger-Ger-Ger, 1873, 26, nc, Molder
- Lanzer, Anna, mother-in-law, F, May, 1819, 81, W, Ger-Ger-Ger
- Source: 1900 Census


Frederic Sehl & Catharine Strauss
Married: March 20, 1856, at the house of Strauss; groom: 25 yrs, bride: 26 yrs; witnesses: Andrew Husel & F. Selbaugh; officiated by: Daniel Noyer
- Source: St. Clair Marriages 1838-1857, Book 1 (rootsweb.com)


1857.Oct.25 Getauft: Nancy. Father ? Andreas Husel u. ? Maria geb. Klingler, ? geboren Am 16 Juni 1857 und getauft Am 25 October 1857. F. Schneider
- Source: Salem Methodist Church of Salem Township Church Records


1857.Nov.22 Getauft: Maria Karloliena, geb. Am 30 Oct 1857.Father Friedr. Lanzer ?? Anna Margaretha geb. Husel, Am 22 November 1857. Friedr. KapphahnSalem Methodist Church of China Township
- Source: Salem Methodist Church of Salem Township Church Records