The Early Settlers of St. John's Parish at Union Hill in
By Victorin J. Ruhland June 1967
The Christ Trappens came from Wilsecker, Germany, where the two had become acquainted with each other. Christ came to this country in the early 1860's. His wife to be, Margaret Weinard, came later and the two were married in this country. They came to Union Hill and settled on their farm a half mile west of the church. She died in 1891. Her husband died about twenty years later from cancer of the throat at age of 86.
The Trappen family consisted of six daughters and one son. The daughters were Mrs. Peter Schneider of Bovey, Minnesota; Mrs J. Lueurs and Mrs. J. Shields of Belle Plaine; Mrs. Pat Casey (Lena) of Slayton, Minnesota; Mrs. Thomas Meade of Black Duck, Minnesota; and Mrs. Fred Lux of Kewaunee, Illinois. Bernard of Tintah, Minnesota was their only son.