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Heinrich Wilhelm Schweer

M, #15926, b. 19 August 1828
Last Edited14 April 2023
Relationship(s)5th cousin 4 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ReferencesBremer Descendency Chart

Parents

Father*Ernst Schweer (d. 22 February 1849)
Mother*Engel Maria Sophia Charlotta Gresel (b. 28 February 1794, d. after 1831)
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Family: Catharina Maria Dorothea Nacke (b. 4 January 1827)

Biography

Birth19 August 1828Birth: Heinrich Wilhelm Schweer was born on 19 August 1828 at #16B in Rehrweihe, Schaumburg, Niedersachsen, GermanyB.1
Marriage16 February 1853Marriage: Heinrich Wilhelm Schweer and Catharina Maria Dorothea Nacke were married on 16 February 1853 at St Martin Lutheran ChurchB in Hohnhorst, Schaumburg, Niedersachsen, GermanyB.1
NameHeinrich Wilhelm Schweer was also known as Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Schweer.2
Baptism24 August 1828Baptism: Heinrich Wilhelm Schweer was baptized on 24 August 1828 at St Martin Lutheran ChurchB in Hohnhorst, Schaumburg, Niedersachsen, GermanyB.1

Citations

  1. [S780] Information from Karen Rowe
  2. [S486] Information from Art Hitzeman

Catharina Maria Dorothea Nacke

F, #15927, b. 4 January 1827
Last Edited14 April 2023
Relationship(s)5th cousin 3 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer

Parents

Father*Cord Heinrich Nacke (b. 4 February 1802, d. 21 March 1855)
Mother*Catharina Engel Piephoe (b. 20 May 1802)
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Family: Heinrich Wilhelm Schweer (b. 19 August 1828)

Biography

Birth4 January 1827Birth: Catharina Maria Dorothea Nacke was born on 4 January 1827 at #21B in Gross Nenndorf, Schaumburg, Niedersachsen, GermanyB+.1
Marriage16 February 1853Marriage: Heinrich Wilhelm Schweer and Catharina Maria Dorothea Nacke were married on 16 February 1853 at St Martin Lutheran ChurchB in Hohnhorst, Schaumburg, Niedersachsen, GermanyB.1
Baptism7 January 1827Baptism: Catharina Maria Dorothea Nacke was baptized on 7 January 1827 at St Godehardi Lutheran ChurchB in Bad Nenndorf, Schaumburg, Niedersachsen, GermanyB.1
Name16 February 1853As of 16 February 1853, Catharina Maria Dorothea Nacke was also known as Catharina Maria Dorothea Schweer.1

Citations

  1. [S780] Information from Karen Rowe

Cord Heinrich Nacke

M, #15928, b. 4 February 1802, d. 21 March 1855
Last Edited14 April 2023
Relationship(s)6th cousin 2 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer

Parents

Father*Cord Heinrich Nacke (b. 30 April 1767, d. 18 February 1803)
Mother*Engel Maria Tatge (b. 29 September 1772, d. 22 January 1834)
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Family: Catharina Engel Piephoe (b. 20 May 1802)

Daughter*Catharina Maria Dorothea Nacke (b. 4 January 1827)

Biography

Birth4 February 1802Birth: Cord Heinrich Nacke was born on 4 February 1802 at #21B in Bad Nenndorf, Schaumburg, Niedersachsen, GermanyB.1
Marriage5 November 1826Marriage: Cord Heinrich Nacke and Catharina Engel Piephoe were married on 5 November 1826 at St Godehardi Lutheran ChurchB in Bad Nenndorf, Schaumburg, Niedersachsen, GermanyB.1
Death21 March 1855Death: Cord Heinrich Nacke died on 21 March 1855 at age 53.1
Baptism6 February 1802Baptism: Cord Heinrich Nacke was baptized on 6 February 1802 at St Godehardi Lutheran ChurchB in Bad Nenndorf, Schaumburg, Niedersachsen, GermanyB.1

Citations

  1. [S780] Information from Karen Rowe

Catharina Engel Piephoe

F, #15929, b. 20 May 1802
Last Edited14 April 2023
Relationship(s)4th cousin 4 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer

Parents

Father*Hans Heinrich Piephoe (b. 29 December 1768, d. 20 October 1811)
Mother*Engel Anna Dorothea Bock
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Family: Cord Heinrich Nacke (b. 4 February 1802, d. 21 March 1855)

Daughter*Catharina Maria Dorothea Nacke (b. 4 January 1827)

Biography

Birth20 May 1802Birth: Catharina Engel Piephoe was born on 20 May 1802 at #23B in Gross Nenndorf, Schaumburg, Niedersachsen, GermanyB+.1
Marriage5 November 1826Marriage: Cord Heinrich Nacke and Catharina Engel Piephoe were married on 5 November 1826 at St Godehardi Lutheran ChurchB in Bad Nenndorf, Schaumburg, Niedersachsen, GermanyB.1
Baptism22 May 1802Baptism: Catharina Engel Piephoe was baptized on 22 May 1802 at St Godehardi Lutheran ChurchB in Bad Nenndorf, Schaumburg, Niedersachsen, GermanyB.1
Name5 November 1826As of 5 November 1826, Catharina Engel Piephoe was also known as Catharina Engel Nacke.1

Citations

  1. [S780] Information from Karen Rowe

Catharina Engel Maria Schweer

F, #15930, b. 2 March 1831
Last Edited14 April 2023
Relationship(s)5th cousin 4 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ReferencesBremer Descendency Chart

Parents

Father*Ernst Schweer (d. 22 February 1849)
Mother*Engel Maria Sophia Charlotta Gresel (b. 28 February 1794, d. after 1831)
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Biography

Birth2 March 1831Birth: Catharina Engel Maria Schweer was born on 2 March 1831 at #16B in Rehrweihe, Schaumburg, Niedersachsen, GermanyB.1
Baptism8 March 1831Baptism: Catharina Engel Maria Schweer was baptized on 8 March 1831 at St Martin Lutheran ChurchB in Hohnhorst, Schaumburg, Niedersachsen, GermanyB.1

Citations

  1. [S780] Information from Karen Rowe

Engel Maria Gresel

F, #15931, b. 16 January 1796, d. 5 June 1852
Last Edited14 April 2023
Relationship(s)4th cousin 5 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ReferencesBremer Descendency Chart

Parents

Father*Johann Conrad Gresel (b. 5 December 1757, d. 11 October 1822)
Mother*Catharina Engel Hecht (b. 2 January 1763, d. 18 May 1813)
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Family: Johann Christoph Koeritz (b. 28 June 1797, d. 1 December 1881)

Son*Johann Conrad Koeritz (b. 12 September 1820, d. 2 March 1842)
Son*Johann Christoph Koeritz (b. 27 March 1826)
Son*Heinrich Cord Wilhelm Koeritz (b. 2 September 1828, d. 8 December 1832)
Daughter*Catharina Maria Dorothea Koeritz (b. 22 January 1831, d. 3 February 1893)
Daughter*Sophia Justine Louise Maria Dorthea Koeritz (b. 20 March 1834, d. 26 January 1888)
Son*Cord Heinrich (Henry) Friedrich Otto Koeritz+ (b. 16 June 1838, d. 16 July 1919)

Biography

Birth16 January 1796Birth: Engel Maria Gresel was born on 16 January 1796 at #16B in Rehrweihe, Schaumburg, Niedersachsen, GermanyB.1
Marriage26 December 1825Marriage: Johann Christoph Koeritz and Engel Maria Gresel were married on 26 December 1825 at St Martin Lutheran ChurchB in Hohnhorst, Schaumburg, Niedersachsen, GermanyB.1
Death5 June 1852Death: Engel Maria Gresel died on 5 June 1852 at age 56 in Niengraben, Wunstorf, Hannover, Niedersachsen, GermanyB.1
Name26 December 1825As of 26 December 1825, Engel Maria Gresel was also known as Engel Maria Koeritz.1

Citations

  1. [S780] Information from Karen Rowe

Johann Christoph Koeritz

M, #15932, b. 28 June 1797, d. 1 December 1881
Last Edited14 April 2023
Relationship(s)Partner of Engel Maria Gresel (4th cousin 5 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer)

Parents

Father*Johann Christoph Conrad Koeritz (b. 1 January 1754, d. 20 February 1801)
Mother*Sophia Eleonore Kerkmann (b. about 1760, d. after 1800)
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Family: Engel Maria Gresel (b. 16 January 1796, d. 5 June 1852)

Son*Johann Conrad Koeritz (b. 12 September 1820, d. 2 March 1842)
Son*Johann Christoph Koeritz (b. 27 March 1826)
Son*Heinrich Cord Wilhelm Koeritz (b. 2 September 1828, d. 8 December 1832)
Daughter*Catharina Maria Dorothea Koeritz (b. 22 January 1831, d. 3 February 1893)
Daughter*Sophia Justine Louise Maria Dorthea Koeritz (b. 20 March 1834, d. 26 January 1888)
Son*Cord Heinrich (Henry) Friedrich Otto Koeritz+ (b. 16 June 1838, d. 16 July 1919)

Biography

Birth28 June 1797Birth: Johann Christoph Koeritz was born on 28 June 1797 at # 6B in Nordbruch, Schaumburg, Niedersachsen, GermanyB.1
Marriage26 December 1825Marriage: Johann Christoph Koeritz and Engel Maria Gresel were married on 26 December 1825 at St Martin Lutheran ChurchB in Hohnhorst, Schaumburg, Niedersachsen, GermanyB.1
Death1 December 1881Death: Johann Christoph Koeritz died on 1 December 1881 at age 84 in Niengraben, Wunstorf, Hannover, Niedersachsen, GermanyB.1

Citations

  1. [S780] Information from Karen Rowe

Johann Conrad Koeritz

M, #15933, b. 12 September 1820, d. 2 March 1842
Last Edited14 April 2023
Relationship(s)5th cousin 4 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ReferencesBremer Descendency Chart

Parents

Father*Johann Christoph Koeritz (b. 28 June 1797, d. 1 December 1881)
Mother*Engel Maria Gresel (b. 16 January 1796, d. 5 June 1852)
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Biography

Birth12 September 1820Birth: Johann Conrad Koeritz was born on 12 September 1820 in Bokeloh, Wunstorf, Hannover, Niedersachsen, GermanyB.1
Death2 March 1842Death: Johann Conrad Koeritz died on 2 March 1842 at age 21.1

Citations

  1. [S780] Information from Karen Rowe

Johann Christoph Koeritz

M, #15934, b. 27 March 1826
Last Edited14 April 2023
Relationship(s)5th cousin 4 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ReferencesBremer Descendency Chart

Parents

Father*Johann Christoph Koeritz (b. 28 June 1797, d. 1 December 1881)
Mother*Engel Maria Gresel (b. 16 January 1796, d. 5 June 1852)
Interactive Pedigree Chart

Biography

Birth27 March 1826Birth: Johann Christoph Koeritz was born on 27 March 1826 in Idensermoor, Wunstorf, Hannover, Niedersachsen, GermanyB.1

Citations

  1. [S780] Information from Karen Rowe

Heinrich Cord Wilhelm Koeritz

M, #15935, b. 2 September 1828, d. 8 December 1832
Last Edited14 April 2023
Relationship(s)5th cousin 4 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ReferencesBremer Descendency Chart

Parents

Father*Johann Christoph Koeritz (b. 28 June 1797, d. 1 December 1881)
Mother*Engel Maria Gresel (b. 16 January 1796, d. 5 June 1852)
Interactive Pedigree Chart

Biography

Birth2 September 1828Birth: Heinrich Cord Wilhelm Koeritz was born on 2 September 1828 in Idensermoor, Wunstorf, Hannover, Niedersachsen, GermanyB.1
Death8 December 1832Death: Heinrich Cord Wilhelm Koeritz died on 8 December 1832 at age 4.1

Citations

  1. [S780] Information from Karen Rowe

Catharina Maria Dorothea Koeritz

F, #15936, b. 22 January 1831, d. 3 February 1893
Last Edited14 April 2023
Relationship(s)5th cousin 4 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ReferencesBremer Descendency Chart

Parents

Father*Johann Christoph Koeritz (b. 28 June 1797, d. 1 December 1881)
Mother*Engel Maria Gresel (b. 16 January 1796, d. 5 June 1852)
Interactive Pedigree Chart

Biography

Birth22 January 1831Birth: Catharina Maria Dorothea Koeritz was born on 22 January 1831 in Niengraben, Wunstorf, Hannover, Niedersachsen, GermanyB.1
Death3 February 1893Death: Catharina Maria Dorothea Koeritz died on 3 February 1893 at age 62 in Idensen, Wunstorf, Hannover, Niedersachsen, GermanyB.1

Citations

  1. [S780] Information from Karen Rowe

Sophia Justine Louise Maria Dorthea Koeritz

F, #15937, b. 20 March 1834, d. 26 January 1888
Last Edited14 April 2023
Relationship(s)5th cousin 4 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ReferencesBremer Descendency Chart

Parents

Father*Johann Christoph Koeritz (b. 28 June 1797, d. 1 December 1881)
Mother*Engel Maria Gresel (b. 16 January 1796, d. 5 June 1852)
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Biography

Birth20 March 1834Birth: Sophia Justine Louise Maria Dorthea Koeritz was born on 20 March 1834 in Niengraben, Wunstorf, Hannover, Niedersachsen, GermanyB.1
Marriage1 May 1864Marriage: Heinrich Diederich Pinkenburg and Sophia Justine Louise Maria Dorthea Koeritz were married on 1 May 1864 in Idensen, Wunstorf, Hannover, Niedersachsen, GermanyB.2
Death26 January 1888Death: Sophia Justine Louise Maria Dorthea Koeritz died on 26 January 1888 at age 53.1
Name1 May 1864As of 1 May 1864, Sophia Justine Louise Maria Dorthea Koeritz was also known as Sophia Justine Louise Maria Dorthea Pinkenburg.2

Citations

  1. [S780] Information from Karen Rowe
  2. [S1038] Information from Robin J Smith's WorldConnect - db=:2702428

Cord Heinrich (Henry) Friedrich Otto Koeritz

M, #15938, b. 16 June 1838, d. 16 July 1919
Last Edited14 April 2023
Relationship(s)5th cousin 4 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ReferencesBremer Descendency Chart

Parents

Father*Johann Christoph Koeritz (b. 28 June 1797, d. 1 December 1881)
Mother*Engel Maria Gresel (b. 16 January 1796, d. 5 June 1852)
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Family: Anna Grote (b. 4 April 1844, d. 18 December 1904)

Son*Heinrich J. (Henry) Koritz+ (b. 9 April 1863, d. 13 April 1898)
Daughter*Elizabeth Koritz (b. 1865)
Son*John W Koritz+ (b. 1867, d. 1945)
Son*Otto Bismarck Koritz (b. December 1868, d. 1948)
Daughter*Mary Koritz (b. 1870, d. 1960)
Son*Carl Koritz (b. November 1872)
Son*Alfred A Koritz+ (b. April 1874)
Son*Amos Christopher Koritz+ (b. 8 February 1877, d. 13 August 1965)

Biography

Birth16 June 1838Birth: Cord Heinrich (Henry) Friedrich Otto Koeritz was born on 16 June 1838 in Niengraben, Wunstorf, Hannover, Niedersachsen, GermanyB.1
Marriage18 June 1862Marriage: Cord Heinrich (Henry) Friedrich Otto Koeritz and Anna Grote were married on 18 June 1862 at St Johns Lutheran Church of Eagle LakeB in Beecher, Will, Illinois, United StatesB.1
Death16 July 1919Death: Cord Heinrich (Henry) Friedrich Otto Koeritz died on 16 July 1919 at age 81 in Thawville, Iroquois, Illinois, United StatesB.1
Baptism22 July 1838Baptism: Cord Heinrich (Henry) Friedrich Otto Koeritz was baptized on 22 July 1838 at Sigwards Lutheran ChurchB+ in Idensen, Wunstorf, Hannover, Niedersachsen, GermanyB.1
ImmigrationJuly 18582
Memo1860Memo: Cord Koeritz (known as Henry all his life), was from the town of Idensen, a village of less than 1000. Neingraben, where Heinrich Koritz was born, is now a village of 4-6 houses/barns, on the edge of Idensen. His date of birth of 16 July 1838 is cited in Lutheran Church parish records. However, the Thawville Cemetery monument states his date birth was 16
June 1838.

He was a farmer, but was trained as a weaver in his homeland. His family were peasant farmers, with little land of their own. They worked for other farmers during the day and at night they returned to their home on the edge of town and wove linen on their own looms to bring in additional money.

Henry, being the last of numerous male children born in his family, didn't have a chance of having even the smallest patch of land for his own, and the wars of the 1850's in Germany would have soon drafted him into the army if he had not left for America. He emigrated to America when he was 20 years of age.

Cord arrived in America in July of 1858. It appears that he arrived in the New York harbor on the 4th of July but was not released from immigration procedures on Castle Island until July 6. He had arrived on the sailing ship Orpheus from Bremerhaven, Germany.2
Census (F)11 June 1880He and Anna Grote were enumerated on the census of 1880 in Ridgeland Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United StatesB.3
Memo1893Memo: From: Portrait and Biographical Record of Iroquois County, Illinois;
Chicago, 1893, pgs 222-223:

"Henry Koritz, one of the self-made men of Iroquois County, is a well-known farmer and stock-raiser of Ridgeland Township. He claims Germany as the land of his birth, having been born near Hesse-Cassel June 16, 1838, and is a son of Christopher and Mary Koritz. The family of this worthy couple numbered five children, as follows: Conrad, who died
in 1850; Christopher, who is still living in Germany; Catherine, the wife of Christopher Pinkenburg, also a resident of the Fatherland; Sophia, who became the wife of Henry Pinkenburg, and died in 1882; and our subject. The subject of this sketch is the youngest in the family. He was reared to manhood in his native land and his education was acquired in the
public schools, which he attended until fourteen years of age. At the age of sixteen, he began earning his own livelihood. He learned the weaver's trade, which he followed for a number of years, or until his emigration to America, in 1858.

Wishing to try his fortune in the New World, of whose advantages he had heard so much, he crossed the Atlantic in a sailing-vessel, and after a voyage of five weeks landed in New York City on the 4th of July, 1858. He did not remain long in the eastern metropolis, but at once journeyed Westward to Chicago, and thence went to Crete, Will County, Ill. He had borrowed money to bring him to America and had again to borrow in Chicago to bring him to Crete. He began work on a farm at $8 per month, and was thus employed for a period of five years, after which he rented land for two years and engaged in farming on his own account.2
Census (F)7 June 1900He and Anna Grote were enumerated on the census of 1900 in Ridgeland Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United StatesB.4

Citations

  1. [S780] Information from Karen Rowe
  2. [S1038] Information from Robin J Smith's WorldConnect - db=:2702428
  3. [S1041] 1880 Census; IL, Iroquois Co
  4. [S1039] 1900 Census; IL, Iroquois Co

Anna Grote

F, #15939, b. 4 April 1844, d. 18 December 1904
Last Edited14 April 2023
Relationship(s)Partner of Cord Heinrich (Henry) Friedrich Otto Koeritz (5th cousin 4 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer)
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Family: Cord Heinrich (Henry) Friedrich Otto Koeritz (b. 16 June 1838, d. 16 July 1919)

Son*Heinrich J. (Henry) Koritz+ (b. 9 April 1863, d. 13 April 1898)
Daughter*Elizabeth Koritz (b. 1865)
Son*John W Koritz+ (b. 1867, d. 1945)
Son*Otto Bismarck Koritz (b. December 1868, d. 1948)
Daughter*Mary Koritz (b. 1870, d. 1960)
Son*Carl Koritz (b. November 1872)
Son*Alfred A Koritz+ (b. April 1874)
Son*Amos Christopher Koritz+ (b. 8 February 1877, d. 13 August 1965)

Biography

Birth4 April 1844Birth: Anna Grote was born on 4 April 1844 in GermanyB.1
Marriage18 June 1862Marriage: Cord Heinrich (Henry) Friedrich Otto Koeritz and Anna Grote were married on 18 June 1862 at St Johns Lutheran Church of Eagle LakeB in Beecher, Will, Illinois, United StatesB.1
Death18 December 1904Death: Anna Grote died on 18 December 1904 at age 60 in Thawville, Iroquois, Illinois, United StatesB.1
Immigration18562
Name18 June 1862As of 18 June 1862, Anna Grote was also known as Anna Koeritz.1
Census (F)11 June 1880She and Cord Heinrich (Henry) Friedrich Otto Koeritz were enumerated on the census of 1880 in Ridgeland Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United StatesB.3
Census (F)7 June 1900She and Cord Heinrich (Henry) Friedrich Otto Koeritz were enumerated on the census of 1900 in Ridgeland Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United StatesB.2

Citations

  1. [S780] Information from Karen Rowe
  2. [S1039] 1900 Census; IL, Iroquois Co
  3. [S1041] 1880 Census; IL, Iroquois Co

Heinrich J. (Henry) Koritz

M, #15940, b. 9 April 1863, d. 13 April 1898
Last Edited14 April 2023
Relationship(s)6th cousin 3 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ReferencesBremer Descendency Chart

Parents

Father*Cord Heinrich (Henry) Friedrich Otto Koeritz (b. 16 June 1838, d. 16 July 1919)
Mother*Anna Grote (b. 4 April 1844, d. 18 December 1904)
Interactive Pedigree Chart

Family: Sophia C Peeken (b. November 1869)

Daughter*Dora Koritz (b. January 1893)
Daughter*Ida Koritz (b. August 1894)

Biography

Birth9 April 1863Birth: Heinrich J. (Henry) Koritz was born on 9 April 1863 in Will, Illinois, United StatesB+.1
Marriage15 February 1892Marriage: Heinrich J. (Henry) Koritz and Sophia C Peeken were married on 15 February 1892 in Iroquois, Illinois, United StatesB+.2
Death13 April 1898Death: Heinrich J. (Henry) Koritz died on 13 April 1898 at age 35.1
BurialBurial: Heinrich J. (Henry) Koritz was buried in Thawville, Iroquois, Illinois, United StatesB.1

Citations

  1. [S780] Information from Karen Rowe
  2. [S254] Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1763–1900 & County Marriages, 1800-1940

Elizabeth Koritz

F, #15941, b. 1865
Last Edited14 April 2023
Relationship(s)6th cousin 3 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ReferencesBremer Descendency Chart

Parents

Father*Cord Heinrich (Henry) Friedrich Otto Koeritz (b. 16 June 1838, d. 16 July 1919)
Mother*Anna Grote (b. 4 April 1844, d. 18 December 1904)
Interactive Pedigree Chart

Biography

Birth1865Birth: Elizabeth Koritz was born in 1865 in Thawville, Iroquois, Illinois, United StatesB.1
MarriageMarriage: Russell Chaffey and Elizabeth Koritz were married.2
NameElizabeth Koritz was also known as Elizabeth Chaffey.2
Census11 June 1880Census: Elizabeth Koritz appeared in the census on 11 June 1880 in Ridgeland Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United StatesB.3

Citations

  1. [S780] Information from Karen Rowe
  2. [S1038] Information from Robin J Smith's WorldConnect - db=:2702428
  3. [S1041] 1880 Census; IL, Iroquois Co

John W Koritz

M, #15942, b. 1867, d. 1945
Last Edited14 April 2023
Relationship(s)6th cousin 3 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ReferencesBremer Descendency Chart

Parents

Father*Cord Heinrich (Henry) Friedrich Otto Koeritz (b. 16 June 1838, d. 16 July 1919)
Mother*Anna Grote (b. 4 April 1844, d. 18 December 1904)
Interactive Pedigree Chart

Family: Mary Dreamer (b. 1873)

Daughter*Anna Koritz (b. 18 March 1893, d. 19 March 1981)
Daughter*Minnie Koritz (b. 22 February 1899, d. March 1987)
Son*John Henry Koritz (b. 8 September 1902, d. October 1971)
Daughter*Sarah Sophia Koritz (b. 21 December 1904, d. 11 October 1999)
Daughter*Bertha M Koritz (b. 17 October 1907, d. 30 September 1986)
Son*Woodrow Wilson Koritz (b. 29 January 1913, d. 24 May 1988)

Biography

Birth1867Birth: John W Koritz was born in 1867 in Thawville, Iroquois, Illinois, United StatesB.1
Marriage1893Marriage: John W Koritz and Mary Dreamer were married in 1893.2,3
Death1945Death: John W Koritz died in 1945 at age ~78.1
Census11 June 1880Census: John W Koritz appeared in the census on 11 June 1880 in Ridgeland Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United StatesB.4
Census (F)20 April 1910He and Mary Dreamer were enumerated on the census of 1910 in Gilman, Iroquois, Illinois, United StatesB.5
Census (F)19 January 1920He and Mary Dreamer were enumerated on the census of 1920 in Artesia Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United StatesB.6
Census (F)7 April 1930He and Mary Dreamer were enumerated on the census of 1930 in Buckley, Iroquois, Illinois, United StatesB.3

Citations

  1. [S780] Information from Karen Rowe
  2. [S1038] Information from Robin J Smith's WorldConnect - db=:2702428
  3. [S917] 1930 Census; IL, Ford Co
  4. [S1041] 1880 Census; IL, Iroquois Co
  5. [S908] 1910 Census; IL, Iroquois Co
  6. [S1042] 1920 Census; IL, Iroquois Co

Otto Bismarck Koritz

M, #15943, b. December 1868, d. 1948
Last Edited14 April 2023
Relationship(s)6th cousin 3 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ReferencesBremer Descendency Chart

Parents

Father*Cord Heinrich (Henry) Friedrich Otto Koeritz (b. 16 June 1838, d. 16 July 1919)
Mother*Anna Grote (b. 4 April 1844, d. 18 December 1904)
Interactive Pedigree Chart

Family: Mary Augusta Fuoss (b. May 1881)

Biography

BirthDecember 1868Birth: Otto Bismarck Koritz was born in December 1868 in Thawville, Iroquois, Illinois, United StatesB.1,2
Marriage1900Marriage: Otto Bismarck Koritz and Mary Augusta Fuoss were married in 1900 in Iroquois, Illinois, United StatesB+.2
Death1948Death: Otto Bismarck Koritz died in 1948 at age ~80.1
BurialBurial: Otto Bismarck Koritz was buried in Thawville, Iroquois, Illinois, United StatesB.1
Census11 June 1880Census: Otto Bismarck Koritz appeared in the census on 11 June 1880 in Ridgeland Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United StatesB.3
Census7 June 1900Census: Otto Bismarck Koritz appeared in the census on 7 June 1900 in Ridgeland Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United StatesB.2

Citations

  1. [S780] Information from Karen Rowe
  2. [S1039] 1900 Census; IL, Iroquois Co
  3. [S1041] 1880 Census; IL, Iroquois Co

Mary Koritz

F, #15944, b. 1870, d. 1960
Last Edited14 April 2023
Relationship(s)6th cousin 3 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ReferencesBremer Descendency Chart

Parents

Father*Cord Heinrich (Henry) Friedrich Otto Koeritz (b. 16 June 1838, d. 16 July 1919)
Mother*Anna Grote (b. 4 April 1844, d. 18 December 1904)
Interactive Pedigree Chart

Biography

Birth1870Birth: Mary Koritz was born in 1870 in Thawville, Iroquois, Illinois, United StatesB.1
Death1960Death: Mary Koritz died in 1960 at age ~90.1
Census11 June 1880Census: Mary Koritz appeared in the census on 11 June 1880 in Ridgeland Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United StatesB.2

Citations

  1. [S780] Information from Karen Rowe
  2. [S1041] 1880 Census; IL, Iroquois Co

Carl Koritz

M, #15945, b. November 1872
Last Edited14 April 2023
Relationship(s)6th cousin 3 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ReferencesBremer Descendency Chart

Parents

Father*Cord Heinrich (Henry) Friedrich Otto Koeritz (b. 16 June 1838, d. 16 July 1919)
Mother*Anna Grote (b. 4 April 1844, d. 18 December 1904)
Interactive Pedigree Chart

Biography

BirthNovember 1872Birth: Carl Koritz was born in November 1872 in Thawville, Iroquois, Illinois, United StatesB.1,2
Census11 June 1880Census: Carl Koritz appeared in the census on 11 June 1880 in Ridgeland Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United StatesB.3
Census7 June 1900Census: Carl Koritz appeared in the census on 7 June 1900 in Ridgeland Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United StatesB.2

Citations

  1. [S780] Information from Karen Rowe
  2. [S1039] 1900 Census; IL, Iroquois Co
  3. [S1041] 1880 Census; IL, Iroquois Co

Alfred A Koritz

M, #15946, b. April 1874
Last Edited14 April 2023
Relationship(s)6th cousin 3 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ReferencesBremer Descendency Chart

Parents

Father*Cord Heinrich (Henry) Friedrich Otto Koeritz (b. 16 June 1838, d. 16 July 1919)
Mother*Anna Grote (b. 4 April 1844, d. 18 December 1904)
Interactive Pedigree Chart

Family: Lilley M (b. 6 April 1883, d. March 1974)

Daughter*Edna M Koritz (b. 1903)
Son*Alfred A Koritz, Jr (b. 19 May 1906, d. 16 June 1996)
Daughter*Sylvia Ethel Koritz (b. 27 May 1909, d. 20 April 2008)
Son*Henry W Koritz (b. 2 January 1913, d. May 1985)

Biography

BirthApril 1874Birth: Alfred A Koritz was born in April 1874 in Thawville, Iroquois, Illinois, United StatesB.1,2
Marriage1903Marriage: Alfred A Koritz and Lilley M were married in 1903.3
Census11 June 1880Census: Alfred A Koritz appeared in the census on 11 June 1880 in Ridgeland Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United StatesB.4
Census16 June 1900Census: Alfred A Koritz appeared in the census on 16 June 1900 in Brenton Township, Ford, Illinois, United StatesB.2
Census (F)1910He and Lilley M were enumerated on the census of 1910 in Brenton Township, Ford, Illinois, United StatesB.5
Census (F)17 March 1920He and Lilley M were enumerated on the census of 1920 in Brenton Township, Ford, Illinois, United StatesB.6
Census (F)19 April 1930He and Lilley M were enumerated on the census of 1930 in Brenton Township, Ford, Illinois, United StatesB, with Sylvia Ethel Koritz and Henry W Koritz.3

Citations

  1. [S780] Information from Karen Rowe
  2. [S1040] 1900 Census; IL, Ford Co
  3. [S917] 1930 Census; IL, Ford Co
  4. [S1041] 1880 Census; IL, Iroquois Co
  5. [S1043] 1910 Census; IL, Ford Co
  6. [S1044] 1920 Census; IL, Ford Co

Amos Christopher Koritz

M, #15947, b. 8 February 1877, d. 13 August 1965
Last Edited14 April 2023
Relationship(s)6th cousin 3 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ReferencesBremer Descendency Chart

Parents

Father*Cord Heinrich (Henry) Friedrich Otto Koeritz (b. 16 June 1838, d. 16 July 1919)
Mother*Anna Grote (b. 4 April 1844, d. 18 December 1904)
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Family: Huldah Bertha Gerth (b. 21 September 1883, d. 8 June 1971)

Son*Lloyd Amos Koritz+ (b. 27 May 1902, d. 25 February 1974)
Son*Henry William Koritz (b. 16 June 1905, d. 19 February 1906)
Daughter*Wilma Bertha Koritz (b. 21 March 1907, d. 27 September 1998)
Son*Alvin C Koritz (b. 1 October 1910, d. 13 February 1995)
Daughter*Evelyn Amanda Koeritz (b. 27 July 1913, d. 2 July 2005)
Daughter*Evelyn Koritz (b. 1914)

Biography

Birth8 February 1877Birth: Amos Christopher Koritz was born on 8 February 1877 in Thawville, Iroquois, Illinois, United StatesB.1
Marriage1 January 1901Marriage: Amos Christopher Koritz and Huldah Bertha Gerth were married on 1 January 1901 in Thawville, Iroquois, Illinois, United StatesB.2
Death13 August 1965Death: Amos Christopher Koritz died on 13 August 1965 at age 88 in Gilman, Iroquois, Illinois, United StatesB.1
Census11 June 1880Census: Amos Christopher Koritz appeared in the census on 11 June 1880 in Ridgeland Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United StatesB.3
Census16 June 1900Census: Amos Christopher Koritz appeared in the census on 16 June 1900 in Brenton Township, Ford, Illinois, United StatesB.4
Census (F)10 January 1920He and Huldah Bertha Gerth were enumerated on the census of 1920 in Ridgeland Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United StatesB.5
Memo1966Memo: "My Parents" by Wilma Koritz Bernard.
"My parents were great, and always backed their children, giving us a sense of security. I loved and respected them, and I'm very proud of my heritage.

"My dad, in my estimation, was an inventor, a veterinarian, a gambler (explained later), and a believer in a good education.

"As an inventor he carefully designed and drew plans for a farm machine (a field cultivator . . . ask a farmer to explain it to you city folks) which probably would have been the first on the market, but- when he arrived in Washington, DC to get the patent, another had been submitted with similar details, so he didn't get his patented. Naturally, he was very disappointed, but he also invented other things. I'm sure that we had the very first motor driven washing machine and
butter churn. Dad took a small gasoline motor, hooked it to a pulley system, and it worked just fine. I sure wish that we had found a way to haul water to the wash house by machine. And, oh yes, we had a bath tub out there, with a big stove to heat the water. What a luxury!! "Dad spent many nights with his animals: pigs, sheep, etc.- helping to
deliver their babies. He also kept records on his cows, and checked them often when "due." He generally was able to diagnose all of the animals' ailments, so we rarely needed the services of the local vet. "If you know anything about farming, and the grain market, you will understand why I call my dad a gambler. First, of course, is the weather, and how it affects the crops. But then watching the market (every morning at 6 o'clock on the radio from Chicago), he'd have to decide whether to sell, or wait. He also bought beef cattle to fatten, using his own specially blended and raised grain feed. It was risky, for if one steer died, the profit was reduced, and sometimes a loss resulted. The sale of all of the livestock had to be carefully timed to avoid a loss, and try to make a profit.

"Now for education- perhaps his interest was fostered by his attending Gilman High School when his family lived there. He probably was one of the very few farm boys having such an opportunity. Anyway, he always wanted the best for his children. As an example, we started school in a small, one room country school. Dad was on the school board for that district. He decided that we would attend Onarga High School rather than Thawville High School, as it was accredited and would thus qualify us to later attend college. Attending a school outside of our district required tuition expenses, and Dad had to worry about transporting us, but he wanted the best for us, so he did it. We had horses to ride, or drive, and a car to use when the black dirt muck roads were not too wet. I've always been thankful to my Dad for the education that he gave me. "Dad was the first in many ways- he loved the newest machines. I wish that I could remember the brand name of his first car- it was so beautiful! He had the first radio with a battery in the basement, and with ear phones, the first tractor in the area, the first gas stove (for Mom), etc.
"Guess that I could write a volume about my Dad. He was the youngest of ten children, not too robust, but he lived to be 88 years of age. Perhaps the occasional nips of bourbon helped? "He was great!!!"2

Citations

  1. [S780] Information from Karen Rowe
  2. [S1038] Information from Robin J Smith's WorldConnect - db=:2702428
  3. [S1041] 1880 Census; IL, Iroquois Co
  4. [S1040] 1900 Census; IL, Ford Co
  5. [S1042] 1920 Census; IL, Iroquois Co

Johann Christoph Conrad Koeritz

M, #15948, b. 1 January 1754, d. 20 February 1801
Last Edited14 April 2023
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Family: Sophia Eleonore Kerkmann (b. about 1760, d. after 1800)

Son*Johann Christoph Koeritz+ (b. 28 June 1797, d. 1 December 1881)

Biography

Birth1 January 1754Birth: Johann Christoph Conrad Koeritz was born on 1 January 1754 in Lauenhagen, Schaumburg, Niedersachsen, GermanyB.1
Marriage26 July 1783Marriage: Johann Christoph Conrad Koeritz and Sophia Eleonore Kerkmann were married on 26 July 1783 in Lauenhagen, Schaumburg, Niedersachsen, GermanyB.1
Death20 February 1801Death: Johann Christoph Conrad Koeritz died on 20 February 1801 at age 47 at # 6B in Nordbruch, Schaumburg, Niedersachsen, GermanyB.1
Burial22 February 1801Burial: Johann Christoph Conrad Koeritz was buried on 22 February 1801 in Hohnhorst, Schaumburg, Niedersachsen, GermanyB.1
Baptism1 January 1754Baptism: Johann Christoph Conrad Koeritz was baptized on 1 January 1754 in Lauenhagen, Schaumburg, Niedersachsen, GermanyB.1

Citations

  1. [S780] Information from Karen Rowe

Sophia Eleonore Kerkmann

F, #15949, b. about 1760, d. after 1800
Last Edited14 April 2023
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Family: Johann Christoph Conrad Koeritz (b. 1 January 1754, d. 20 February 1801)

Son*Johann Christoph Koeritz+ (b. 28 June 1797, d. 1 December 1881)

Biography

Birthabout 1760Birth: Sophia Eleonore Kerkmann was born about 1760 in Rodenberg-Algesdorf, Schaumburg, Niedersachsen, GermanyB.1
Marriage26 July 1783Marriage: Johann Christoph Conrad Koeritz and Sophia Eleonore Kerkmann were married on 26 July 1783 in Lauenhagen, Schaumburg, Niedersachsen, GermanyB.1
Deathafter 1800Death: Sophia Eleonore Kerkmann died after 1800.1
Name26 July 1783As of 26 July 1783, Sophia Eleonore Kerkmann was also known as Sophia Eleonore Koeritz.1

Citations

  1. [S780] Information from Karen Rowe

Johann Conrad Gresel

M, #15950, b. 30 March 1798, d. 25 November 1839
Last Edited14 April 2023
Relationship(s)4th cousin 5 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ReferencesBremer Descendency Chart

Parents

Father*Johann Conrad Gresel (b. 5 December 1757, d. 11 October 1822)
Mother*Catharina Engel Hecht (b. 2 January 1763, d. 18 May 1813)
Interactive Pedigree Chart

Family: Engel Maria Heine Behrens (b. 23 June 1806, d. 15 April 1874)

Son*Johann Heinrich Conrad Gresel (b. 27 March 1829)
Son*Johann Philipp Gresel (b. 5 March 1833)

Biography

Birth30 March 1798Birth: Johann Conrad Gresel was born on 30 March 1798 at #16B in Rehrweihe, Schaumburg, Niedersachsen, GermanyB.1
Marriage2 February 1829Marriage: Johann Conrad Gresel and Engel Maria Heine Behrens were married on 2 February 1829 at St Martin Lutheran ChurchB in Hohnhorst, Schaumburg, Niedersachsen, GermanyB.1
Death25 November 1839Death: Johann Conrad Gresel died on 25 November 1839 at age 41.1
Baptism4 April 1798Baptism: Johann Conrad Gresel was baptized on 4 April 1798 at St Martin Lutheran ChurchB in Hohnhorst, Schaumburg, Niedersachsen, GermanyB.1

Citations

  1. [S780] Information from Karen Rowe