The Early Settlers of St. John's Parish at Union Hill in
By Victorin J. Ruhland June 1967
John Etten upon completing three years of military service in the Prussian army in 1862 left his home of Walsdorf for this country. He came with his brother Lawrence and settled in Kenosha Co., Wisconsin. Here John married Mrs. Theodore Zimmer nee Anna Barbara Meyer, a widow. She had come from Alendorf with her family in 1854 to Kenosha County.
The Ettens located on 160 acres in Section 1 of Derrynane Township upon their arrival in Union Hill in 1867. Lawrence also came to Union Hill and lived with them.
John and Barbara had a family of eight children. They were Mrs. Godfred Widmer (Mary), St. Bonifacius, Minnesota; Mrs John Reintzes (Gertrude), St. John, North Dakota; Mrs Charles Hoffmann (Anna), St. Paul; Mrs. Thomas Schoenecker (Kath), Union Hill; Lena and Henry, Union Hill; and Mrs Henry Busch (Elizabeth), St Benedict. Another son, John, died while a child of five years.
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Edert, John was born in the district of Luxembourg, Europe, October 29th, 1824. He married February 14, 1849, Elizabeth Leis. In May, 1852, he moved to the United States and lived tow and one half years at Aurora, Illinois. From October, 1854, until May, 1857, he resided in St. Paul, then came to Shakopee and erected the St. Paul House, of which he was proprietor nine years. In 1866 he built the Union billiard hall, which he still conducts; he also carries on a farm of 340 acres in this county and owns 320 acres of land in Renville county. Mr. Edert held the office of treasurer of Scott county fourteen years. While residing in Luxembourg two children were born to them, both of whom are deceased: Susie and Libbie. Anna, now Mrs. J.H. Huntsman, of this place, was born at Aurora. Another daughter is the wife of Ed. Gellenbeck, also of Shakopee. Maggie was born at this place in 1866.
From the book, History of the Minnesota Valley,
Entrup, Dr. Carl Augustus born June 16, 1857, is a native os Shakopee, Minnesota. His parents, Anthony and Lizzett Entrup were among