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Cleveland and its Germans: 1897-1898

At the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland I picked up a book with bios on many early German-American residents of Cleveland. The original was in German, written by Jacob Mueller, and this translation is by Steven Rowan.
The book begins with a quote by Goethe:

America, you have it better
Than our continent, the old,
You have no fallen castles
And no basalt.

The old master Goethe, when he directed the verses above to the United States in his “Delicate Zenias,” could add, “And you do not have great cities with their bustling life and striving, with their splendor and misery, with smoking chimneys and unhealthy tenements.” Much has changed in the meantime. Today, to be sure, one may still look in vain in America for picturesque castle ruins such as decorate the banks of the Rhine, but it is certainly possible to find decayed, ruined cities whose founders and inhabitants once believed their new settlements would be numbered among the most populous in the land in a few decades. On the other hand, there are little places whose names were barely known by any European, at least in the year Goethe wrote that verse (1827), that have grown to great cities. One of these is Cleveland, the Forest City.

The following is a list of people whose biographies were written up in Cleveland and Its Germans: 1897-1898:
Franz Adler
John Aenis
Rud. von Ahlefeld
Hermann Anhäusser
Daniel Appel
Georg F. Arnold
Friedrich Axel
Michael Baackes
Wm. Backus Sr.
Gustav A. Balzer
Benjamin R. Beavis
W. H. Beavis
Jakob Beckenbach
Fred Beilstein
Edward Belz
Joseph Beltz
Wilhelm Beutel
Emil Bierfreund
Jacob A. Blodt
Ed. H. Bohm
Heinrich Born
H. Brockhausen
Frank Büttner
Stephen Buhrer
Karl Burkart
Carl Claussen
Karl J. Cobelli
Georg J. Dahler
Leopold Dautel
Hans Demuth
W. Dertinger
Wm. Dewald
J. S. Dickle
F. H. Dietz
Friedrich Dietz
Kilian Egert
Ferdinand H. Eggers
Leopold Einstein
Adalbert Ernst
John J. Ernst
Franz V. Faulhaber
Jon Feihl
R. H. Fetterman
W. F. Fiedler
O. H. Franke
Christ. Frese
Albert Friedl
John Friedl
Godfrey Fugman
Philip Gänsslen
Albert Gehring
Carl Ernst Gehring
F. W. Gehring
John A. Gehring
Christ. Geiger
Georg Gernhard
John Götz
Amalia L. Groll
Georg C. Groll
John C. Groll
Georg F. Gund
M. Hablützel
Joseph Hackman
Hermann Hamm
Louis Harms
G. L. Hechler
G. Heidenreich
Chas. Heiser
Chas. Herrman
Ed Hessenmüller
Dr. Rudolph Heym
Simon Hickler
C. R. Hildebrandt
Jacob Hiller
Martin Hipp
Jacob Hirt
Joseph L. Hitz
Heinrich Hoehn
W. F. Hoppensack
Bishop Ignatius Horstmann
C. F. Hunger
Friedrich Jampen
David Jankau
Chas. L. Jaster
John Jaster
Nikolaus Jung
Herman Junge
Ernst Kappler
Gustav A. Kärcher
August Kimmel
John Koch
Chas. Koebler
Joseph Krug
Georg Kühn
Theodor Kundtz
Julius Kurzer
Rudolph Lack
Franz C. La Marche
Georg Lambert
H. G. Lambert
John B. Lang
Joseph Lang
Dr. George F. Leick
Isaac Leisy
Otto Leisy
Johann Lendy
Robert Lenz
Rev. Theophil Leonhardt
Henry Leopold
Jul. H. Leppert
Moritz Liebich
August Loew
Carl Lorenz
H. W. Luetkemeyer
Chas. W. Maedje
Christian Maedje
Wm. E. Maedje
F. W. Maier
Jackob Mall
R. B. Martinetz
Friedrich Mattmueller
Adolph Mayer
Edward S. Meyer
Dr. Edward S. Meyer Jr.
Franz Joseph Meyer
John C. Meyer
Dr. Wm. Meyer
Karl Michel
Charles Miller (of Holzhausen)
Chas. Miller (of Baltimore)
John Miller
Conrad Mizer
Arnold Moser
Antoinette Muhlhauser
F. Muhlhauser
C.A. Müller
Gottlieb Müller
Jacob Müller
Jacob G. Mueller
Johann Müller (of Weinigen)
Johann Müller (of Königheim)
C. A. Muerman
Georg V. Muth
Wm Neracher
Franz Neubauer
Felix Nicola
J. H. Niemann
W. Noville
Isidor Nunn
John J. Nunn
Ed. M. Oerl
John Olderman
Robert Opitz
Albert Petzke
Otto Petzke
August Pfaff
Rev. Nicolaus Pfeil
John Piper
John L. Piper
Leonhard Platt
F. Rannacher
John Reich
Daniel Remelius
Friedrich Ries
Emil Ring
Rev. J. H. C. Röntgen
Dr. W. L. Rosenberg
H. G. Rudolph
Herm. Jul. Rütenik
Chas. Sältzer
Johann Schaber
Philip Schäffer
Bernhard Schatzinger
A. B. Schellentraeger
C. C. Schellenträger
E. A. Schellenträger
Dr. J. D. Schenk
Adolph Schildhauer
John Schlitz
F. von Schluembach
F. W. Schmidt
Friedrich Heinrich Schmidt
Johann Schneider
Philip Schreiber
Fred P. Schröder
John Schröder
Christ. Schüpbach
Dr. H. C. Schwan
F. C. Seelbach
Louis Seelbach
Henry g. Slatmyer
George B. Solders
Georg J. Sommer
Jacob Stein
Rev. J. H. Steppler
Gustav Stern
John Stofft
Gottlieb Strasser
August Thieme
Rev. C. A. Thomas
B. Villwock
Chas. W. Voth
H. B. Votteler
Jacob Wageman
John Wagner
John C. Wagner
Fritz Walter
Dr. Gustav C. E. Weber
John c. Weideman
G. A. Weitz
Henry Welf
Joseph Welf
Albert Weske
Rev. Franziscus Westerholt
Friedrich Wick
Carl L. F. Wieber
Jacob B. Wieber
John Wilhelm
Lorenz F. Wilhelm
Hermann Woldmann
Dr. S. Wolfenstein
Wm. Woltman
Philip Jacob Würtz
John A. Zängerle
Dr. Karl Zapp
Jacob Züllig
August Zwierlein

German immigrants to Cleveland 1861 +

Here is the final chunk from the “List of Honor” of “pioneer” German immigrants to Cleveland in The Jubilee Edition of the Cleveland Wächter und Anzeiger 1902. According to the book, the immigrants named below arrived in 1861 “and the start of the 1860s”. This list gives the name, year of birth, place of birth, and occupation.
1861: Armbruster, Jacob, born 1843 in Röthenbach, Württemberg, bookbinder.
    Beutel, C. F., born in Plochingen, Württemberg, smith.
    Buchmann, Mathias, born 1825 in Adelsdorf, Bavaria, insurance agent.
    Büchler, John, born 1841 in Habitzheim, Hessia-Darmstadt, private person.
    Darmstadter, Mrs. Gabriel, born 1823 in Peddersheim, Rhenish Hessia, private person.
    Döhn, Herm. Ludw. F. W., born 1842 in Stavenhagen, Mecklenburg, carpet weaver.
    Frey, Josef, born 1840 in Darmstadt, Hessia-Darmstadt, shoemaker.
    Gentz, Heinrich, born 1826 in Strassburg, Prussia, printer.
    Gerstenschläger, P., born in 1835 in Darmstadt, Hessia-Darmstadt, product business.
    Goldbach, John, born 1842 in Dammwiesen, Bavaria, butcher.
    Gröschel, Peter, born 1829 in Kreppling, Württemberg, private person.
    Hessenmüller, Otto, born in Harburg, Hanover, merchant.
    Hoffmann, Christ., born 1842 in Obersülzen, Rhenish Palatinate, wagon maker.
    Höner, August, born 1837 in Lemgo, Lippe-Detmold, private person.
    Hunger, C. F., born 1847 in Ostsilwer, Westphalia, photographer.
    Kees, Wm. H., born 1842 in Trippstadt, Rhenish Palatinate, insurance business.
    Klein, Ernst.
    Knauss, Andreas, born 1831 in Düdesheim, Hessia-Darmstadt, cabinetmaker.
    Koch, John, born 1835 in Osthofen, Rhenish Hessia, streetcar agent.
    Köhn, Jacob, born 1848 in Gundersheim, Hessia-Darmstadt, cabinetmaker.
    Märkle, Joh. Fried., born 1832 in Lustnau, Württemberg, butcher.
    Melter, Ludwig, born 1842 in Liedolsheim, Baden, cooper.
    Oswald, Daniel, born 1841 iun Heppenheim, Hessia-Darmstadt, cabinetmaker.
    Plotz, Wilhelm, born 1847 in Wildburg, Prussia, smith.
    Regenauer, Josef, born 1844 in Otterstadt, Rhenish Palatinate, wagon inspector.
    Sarstedt, Bernhard, born in Emmerle, Hanover, cooper.
    Schade, A. C., born 1845 in Bernburg, Anhalt, porcelain business.
    Schade, Henriette, born 1819 in Bernburg, Anhalt, private person.
    Schmidt, Carl, born 1843 in Subsin, Mecklenburg, wine and liquor business.
    Schott, Emil, born 1837 in Esslingen, Württemberg, ironwares dealer.
    Schultz, Fred, born in Mecklenburg, smith.
    Schworm, George, born 1845 in Alsenz, Rhenish Palatinate, mason.
    Siegel, Albert, born 1847 in Markrönigen, Württemberg, tavern keeper.
    Spring, Fried., born 1835 in Dirkirchen, Rhenish Palatinate, tailor.
    Stiebeling, John, born 1838 in Rabelshausen, Electoral Hessia, railway official.
    Striebel, Chas., born 1839 in Sasbach, Baden, wagon manufacturer.
    Trebing, Henry M., born 1841 in Volkmarsen, Hesse-Nassau, wood turning.
    Vogler, John, born 1845 in Wickersheim, Alsace, tailor.
    Ziebert, Jacob J., born 1841 in Frankenthal, Rhenish Palatinate, tavern keeper.
    Zimmer, Ernst, born 1839 in Espa, hessia-Nassau, newspaper carrier.

German immigrants to Cleveland 1855-1860

After the banner immigrant years of 1852-1854, arrivals dropped off some. The list below, from the The Jubilee Edition of the Cleveland Wächter und Anzeiger 1902, shows the year of arrival in Cuyahoga County, followed by name, year of birth, place of birth, and occupation.
1855: Dröge, Friedrich, born 1828 in Celle, Hanover, furniture maker.
    Kneiss, Louise M., born 1837 in Frankfurt am Main, Hessia-Nassau, private person.
    Rink, J. P., born 1832 in Zweibrücken, Rhenish Palatinate, private person.
    Sältzer, Carl, born 1829 in Ilbersheim, Rhenish Palatinate, bookkeeper.
1856: Clauss, Jeanette, Deidelsheim, Baden, private person.
    Freese, Christoph, born 1834 in Rabbar, Hanover, smith.
    Ganss, Jacob, Frankenthal, Rhenish Palatinate, police sergeant.
    Kauel, Christian, born 1829 in Switzerland, railroader.
    La Marche, Franz C., Blieskastel, Rhenish Palatinate, furniture business.
    Lards, Heinrich, born 1833 in Stavenhagen, Mecklenburg, building contractor.
    Mayer, Adolph, born 1826 in Mettenheim, Rhenish Hessia, merchant.
    Seeholzer, David, born 1829 in Baden, Baden, private person.
    Stohlmann, J. H., born 1839 in Bünde, Westphalia, cabinetmaker.
    Stüber, Christian, born 1829 in Obersilmingen, Württemberg, cabinetmaker.
1857: Brommhardt, Jacob, born 1839 in Schlierbach, Electoral Hessia, tavernkeeper.
    Ebert, George E., born 1831 in Central Franconia, Bavaria, smith.
    Egert, Kilian, born 1834 in Oberzelle, Electoral hessia, private person.
    Giessen, Carl, born 1834 in Zweibrücken, Rhenish Palatinate, private person.
    Harm, Michael, born 1841 in Freinsheim, Rhenish Palatinate, wagon manufacturer (the subject of my thesis).
    Krauss, George, born 1830 in Rhenish Palatinate, private person.
    Lätsch, William F., born 1842 in Leipzig, Saxony, letter carrier.
    Löber, C. W., born 1836 in Darmstadt, Hessia-Darmstadt, cabinet maker
    Löber, Julia, born 1839 in Homburg, Hessia-Darmstadt, private person.
    Miller, Charles, born 1857 in Holzhausen, Hessia-Darmstadt, tanner.
    Schendel, Ludwig Sam., born 1831 in Colmar, Prussia, insurance business.
    Schuch, John, born 1838 in Hattenbach, Electoral Hessia, house painter.
    Trope, George, born 1833 in Lüchte, Waldeck, private person.
1858: Behm, Whilhelm, born 1844 in Motsdorf, Mecklenburg, farmer.
    Heidinger, Josef, born 1838 in Baden-Badenm Baden (sic), baker.
    Lang, Josef, born 1832 in Romelsbach, Württemberg, private person.
    Morawetz, Isidor, born 1831 in Kranwitz, Prussia, tailor.
    Stern, Jacob, born 1837 in Ziegenhain, Electoral Hessia, shoemaker.
1859: Beil, Sigmund, born 1833 in Stetten, Baden, shoemaker.
    Kunze, Carl, born 1837 in Angermünde, Prussia, iron founder.
    Moser, Arnold, born 1837 in Burgdorf, Switzerland, bookkeeper.
    Müller, Ferdinand, born 1836 in Lübersdorf, Mecklenburg, coal dealer.
    Reissland, Auguste, born 1835 in Rudolfstadt, Schwarzburg, private person.
    Schmidt, F. W., born 1840 in Wimmern, Hanover, shoemaker.
1860: Bittschofsky, Carl, born 1827 in Breslau, Silesia, private person.
    Emerich, U., born 1839 in Odenheim, Baden, saddler.
    Forsch, Abraham, born 1840 in Teschenmostel, Rhenish Palatinate, insurance agent.
    Gehring, John, born 1842 in Walsheim, Rhenish Hessia, farmer.
    Hach, John, born 1842 in Uttrichshausen, Electoral hessia, saddler.
    Heck, Paul, born 1841 in Schönengrund, Württemberg, baker.
    Müller, Christine, Brecksville, farmer.
    Schröder, Fred W., born 1824 in Trabitz, Prussia, teacher.

German immigrants to Cleveland in 1854

From the The Jubilee Edition of the Cleveland Wächter und Anzeiger 1902, the list below shows the year of arrival in Cuyahoga County, followed by name, year of birth, place of birth, and occupation.
1854: Abel, George M., born 1828 in Bernhausen, Württemberg, formal gardener.
    Barner, David, born 1825 in Oethringen, Württemberg, weaver.
    Beckerle, Heinrich, born 1833 in Biblis, Rhenish Hessia, machinist.
    Bennhoff, Hermann, born 1847 in Barkhausen, Hanover, machinist.
    Blahd, Heinrich, born 1826 in Bernkastel, Rhenish Province, merchant.
    Butter, Katharina, Landeshut, Prussia.
    Daus, William, born 1827 in Kirchbrack, Brunswick, machinist.
    Diener, Adolph, born 1846 in Radolfzell, Baden, mason.
    Eckhardt, A. W., born 1846 in Amorbach, Bavaria. machinst.
    Eisel, Philipp, born 1835 in Gemünden, Nassau, insurance business.
    Emde, Christ. F., born 1832 in Mengeringhausen, Waldeck, shoe business.
    Etzenberger, Jacob, born 1826 in St. Gallen, Switzerland, shoemaker.
    Gaennsslen, Philipp, born 1830 in Metzingen, Württemberg, bookbinder.
    Günther, Emanuel E., born 1833 in Nagold, Württemberg, bookbinder.
    Guenther, Felix, born 1843 in Wied-Selters, Nassau, art dealer.
    Häfele, Jacob, born 1832 in Flochberg, Württemberg, vegetable gardener.
    Haller, Martin, Württemberg, butcher.
    Haker, John P., born 1839 in Gewerzien, Mecklenburg, bookbinder.
    Hoff, John P., born 1825 in Pansweiler, Rhenish Province, private person.
    Hoffmann, Heinrich, born 1826 in Hattenbach, Electoral Hessia, silk weaver.
    Kachel, Johann, born 1832 in Stetten, Württemberg, private person.
    Käufer, Heinrich, born 1827 in Weingarten, Rhenish Palatinate, tailor.
    Kimmerle, Jacob, born 1836 in Württemberg.
    Kleinschrodt, Christian, born 1828 in Ermetzhofen, Bavaria, shoemaker.
    Köckert, August C., born 1830 in Renden, Saxony, shoe business.
    Kohlmaier, Adam, born 1832 in Rehborn, Rhenish Palatinate, tailor.
    Krämer, H. S., born 1827 in Bunde, West Prussia, iron founder.
    Lohrer, Jacob, born 1835 in Donaueschingen, Baden, police captain.
    Menke, Carl, born 1835 in Woldegk, Mecklenburg, tailor.
    Miller, Philipp, Dürkheim, Rhenish Palatinate, shoe business.
    Portz, Johann, born 1832 in Saarlouis, Rhenish Province, shoe business.
    Scherwitz, Friedrich, born 1835 in Rheinbischofsheim, Baden, butcher.
    Spengel, Friedrich, born 1821 in Hungen, Hessia-Darmstadt, tailor.
    Wagner, John, born 1832 in Kastel, Rhenish Province, building contractor.
    Weber, Dr. Gust. C. E., born 1828 in Bonn, Rhenish Province, physician.
    Wendorff, Louis, born 1835 in Neubrandenburg, Mecklenburg, oven facgtory.
    Wetzel, Katharina, born 1831 in Halger, Hessia-Nassau, private person.

Cleveland German immigrants in 1853

From the The Jubilee Edition of the Cleveland Wächter und Anzeiger 1902, the list below shows the year of arrival in Cuyahoga County, followed by name, year of birth, place of birth, and occupation.
1853: Amann, John G., born 1824 in Württemberg, private person.
    Diemer, Frederike, born 1830 in Württemberg, private person.
    Faulhaber, Martin, born 1834 in Königheim, Baden, private person.
    Fix, George, born 1830 in Lichtenau, Baden, butcher.
    Geissler, George, born 1827 in Central Franconia, Bavaria, smith.
    Hanf, Andreas, born 1838 in Altmannshausen, Bavaria, cigar maker.
    Hitz, Joseph L., born 1838 in Obersäckingen, Switzerland, insurance agent.
    Kaltenmacher, Magdalena, born 1834 in Unterwalden, Switzerland.
    Kraus, C. F., born 1834 in Hirschfeld, Saxony, wood dealer.
    Kurtz, Johann George, born 1842 in Betzingen, Württemberg, machinist.
    Marquardt, Bernhard, born 1832 in Messkirch, Baden, private person.
    Meckes, John, born 1843 in Maikammer, Rhenish Palatinate, merchant.
    Mitchel, Katharina, born 1825 in Heidelberg, Baden, private scitizen.
    Ortli, Fridolin, born 1835 in Glarus, Switzerland, sheet metal worker.
    Probeck, Philipp, born 1834 in Oestrich, Nassau, private person.
    Rauch, Carl, born 1845 om Standenböhl, Rhenish Palatinate, wagon factory.
    Riedel, Jacob C., born 1850 in Neuhofen, Rhenish Palatinate, janitor.
    Riedel, Michael, born 1835 in Neuhofen, Rhenish Palatinate, farmer.
    Rinderspacher, John, born 1833, tailor.
    Ruhland, John, born 1827 in Münster, Alsace, butcher.
    Schlatterbeck, George A., born 1829 in Sinbronn, Bavaria, insurance agent.
    Semlow, Theodor, born 1824 in Burg, Mecklenberg, private person.
    Spitzig, Wilhelm, born 1832 in Königheim, Baden, building contractor.
    Stein, Jacob, born 1842 in Rheingönnheim, Rhenish Palatinate, perviate person.
    Tripphahn, Friedrich, born 1825 in Anklammer, Pomerania, private person.
    Würtz, Christopher, born 1836 in Ottersheim, Rhenish Palatinate, sheet music dealer.
    Young, John P., born 1833 in Krumbach, Prussia, private person.

Cleveland German “pioneers” in 1852

From the The Jubilee Edition of the Cleveland Wächter und Anzeiger 1902, the list below shows the year of arrival in Cuyahoga County, followed by name, year of birth, place of birth, and occupation.
1852: Back Marianne, born 1840 in Grossweier, Baden, private person.
    Backus, William, born 1834 in Neubamberg, Rhenish Hessia, merchant.
    Bähr, Mrs. Jacob, born in Friesenheim, Baden, private person.
    Bauer, Simon, born 1831 in Niederluststadt, Rhenish Palatinate, vegetable gardener.
    Becker, Carl, born 1832 in Eckstein, Baden, cooper.
    Bender, Martin, born 1841 in Gülstein, Württemberg, shoe business.
    Bittel, Jacob, born 1830 in Hamm, Hessia-Darmstadt, private person.
    Bohland, John, born 1828 in Heidesheim, Hessia-Darmstadt, private person.
    Dorn, John, born 1836 in Oberkallbach, Electoral Hessia, shoe business.
    Eitelmann, A., born 1839 in Ruchheim, Bavaria, police lieutenant.
    Fliedner, Carl, born 1832 in Flonsheim, Rhenish Hessia, private person.
    Flück, August, born 1825 in Coblenz, Rhenish Hessia, farmer.
    Focke, Dr. W. G., born 1825 in Münden, Hanover, physician.
    Fuldheim, Louis, born 1827 in Grenzhausen, Nassau, merchant.
    Giel, Conrad, born 1821 in Büchelberg, Bavaria, private person.
    Hach, Balthasar, born 1832 in Uttrichhausen, Electoral Hessia, shoemaker.
    Hammer, Louis, born 1827 in Mutterstadt, Rhenish Palatinate, merchant.
    Joos, Heinrich, born 1830 in Glarus, Switzerland, shoemaker.
    Jordan, E., born 1826 in Büren, Westphalia, carpetmaker.
    Koch, Katharina Elis., born in Flonsheim, Rhenish Hessia.
    Köhl, Jacob, born 1833 in Föhrenlinden, Rhenish Province, smith.
    Koklauner, Joh. H., born 1829 in Osnabrück, Hanover, shipbuilder.
    Kriegel, Andreas, born 1821 in Dachstadt, Upper Franconia, private person.
    Löhr, Wilhelm, born 1836 in Weilburg, Nassau, baker.
    Matthes, Elisabeth, born 1824 in Frauenbrunnen, Switzerland (Sandusky).
    Mudler, Carl, born 1827 in Neudenau, Baden, clockmaker.
    Müller, Katharina, Hessia-Darmstadt.
    Nepper, Johann, born 1824 in Baden, private person.
    Neubauer, Franz, born 1827 in Albig, Rhenish Hessia, private person.
    Nunn, Isidor, born 1833 in Königheim, Baden, undertaker.
    Niedes, George, born 1833 in Edesheim, Rhenish Platinate, butcher.
    Oster, Jacob, born 1832 in Illerich, Rhenish Prussia, carpenter.
    Oster, Johann, born 1828 in Illerich, Rhenish Prussia, farmer.
    Pfeffer, Christine, born 1827 in Neckarelz, Baden, private person.
    Probeck, Peter Jos., born 1825 in Oestrich, Nassau, butcher.
    Reisser, C. W. F., born 1833 in Hesslach, Württemberg, cabinetmaker.
    Roteck, Dorothea, born 1824 in Wismar, Mecklenburg, private person.
    Schlather, Leonhard, born 1834 in Jebenhausen, Württemberg, brewery owner.
    Schmidt, Gustav, born 1840 in Kirchheimbolanden, Rhenish Palatinate, lawyer.
    Schöllkopf, Jacob, born 1827 in Kirchheim, Württemberg, wagon maker.
    Seefried, Otto, born in Esslingen, Württemberg, flour business.
    Stettenfeld, Chas., born in 1825 in Scheinfeld, Bavaria, shoemaker.
    Straub, Jacob, Alsace, farmer.
    Votteler, Henry, born 1837 in Reutlingen, Württemberg, sheet music dealer.
    Weber, Christiane, born 1833, private person.
    Weiss, Adolph, born 1833.

German “pioneers” in Cleveland 1851

From the The Jubilee Edition of the Cleveland Wächter und Anzeiger 1902, the list below shows the year of arrival in Cuyahoga County, followed by name, year of birth, place of birth, and occupation.
1851: Augspurger, Henry, born 1830 in Willsingen, Rhenish Palatinate, retired.
    Auer, George, born 1826 in Hirschbach, Rhenish Province, carpet business.
    Bohm, E. H., born 1837 in Alstedt, Saxony, justice of the peace.
    Borger, Daniel, born 1838 in Weidenthal, Rhenish Palatinate, iron dealer.
    Dreher, Anton, born 1834 in Illreichen, Bavaria, instrument maker.
    Funk, Maria
    Halle, Moses, born 1835 in Wilmer, Bavaria, merchant.
    Jaster, Ch. L., born 1849 in Neubrandenburg, Mecklenburg, merchant.
    Keyerleber, Fred., born 1825 in Freudenthal, Württemberg, farmer.
    Krause, Dr. Bernhard, born 1831 in Walkenried, Brunswick, physician.
    Mürmann, C. A., born 1829 in Petershagen, Prussia, insurance agent.
    Remelius, Daniel, born 1827 in Laumersheim, Rhenish Palatinate, furniture maker.
    Schwan, H.C., born 1819 in Horneburg, Hanover, minister.
    Siegrist, Jacob G., born 1846 in Alsenz, Rhenish Palatinate, recorder.
    Uhl, C. F., born 1847 in Gaugrehweiler, Rhenish Palatinate, jeweler.
    Uhl, Daniel, born 1841 in Gaugentweiler (sic), Rhenish Palatinate, oven manufacturer.
    Wagner, Henry, born 1838 in Württemberg, inspector.
    Witzel, Joh. Dorothea, born 1826 in Brunswick, Brunswick, private person.
    Weintz, John, born 1826 in Germersheim, Hessia-Darmstadt, private person.

German “pioneers” in Cleveland 1849-1850

From the The Jubilee Edition of the Cleveland Wächter und Anzeiger 1902, the list below shows the year of arrival in Cuyahoga County, followed by name, year of birth, place of birth, and occupation.
1849: Cohen, Mrs. Jacob, born 1827 in Posnan, Prussia, independent.
    Dorn, Nicolaus, born 1827 in Oberkallbach, Electoral Hessia, building contractor.
    Frey, Gallus, born 1834 in St. Gallen, Switzerland, painter.
    Grossman, Fred. born 1827 in Central Franconia, Bavaria, construction carpenter.
    Graf, Martin, born 1825 in Mutterstadt, Rhenish Palatinate, private person.
    Gleim, Lorenz, born 1825 in Bebra, Electoral Hessia, stone cutter.
    Kaiser, Wilhelm, born 1829 in Vogelbach, Rhenish Palatinate, farmer.
    Königslow, Heinrich, born 1823 in Hamburg, machine manufacturer.
    Lütkemeyer, H.W., born 1830 in Lewern, Prussia, ironware dealer.
    Müller, Jacob, born 1822 in Alsenz, Rhenish Palatinate, former governor.
    Noville, Heinrich, born 1842 in Hungen, Hessia-Darmstadt, tavernkeeper.
    Noville, Wilhelm, born 1844 in Hungen, Hessia-Darmstadt, fruit essences.
    Ohländer, Marie, born 1831 in Straubing, Bavaria, private person.
    Pfeiffer, Susanna, born 1826 in Mattenheim, Rhenish Hessia, farmer.
    Rauchfuss, Gottlieb, born 1820 in Gunderitz, Saxony, retired.
    Rock, John, born 1838 in Röthges, Hessia-Darmstadt, quarry-owner.
    Schmidt, Paul, born 1828 in Winzingen, Rhenish Palatinate, wine dealer.
    Schmidt, Friedrich, born 1827 in Obersültzen, Rhenish Palatinate, railroad foreman.
    Sieber, Jacob, born 1827 in Freiburg, Baden, shoemaker.
    Wehrschmidt, D., born 1822 in Hersfeld, Electoral Hessia, private person.
1850: Bergholz, John H. born 1822 in Strelitz, Mecklenburg, cigar dealer.
    Brickmann, Leonhard, born 1850 in Darmstadt, Hessia-Darmstadt, newspaper carrier.
    Dennerle, Marcus, born 1828 in Kleinfischlingen, Renish Palatinate, building contractor.
    Dienst, Kilian, born 1825 in Rottweil, Baden, butcher.
    Hipp, Martin, born 1830 in Sondelfingen, Württenberg, flour dealer.
    Junghans, Karl, born 1824 in Scwarzburg, Thüringen, musician.
    Knecht, C.A., born 1837 in Mittelscheffelenz, Baden, wine and liquor.
    Kraus, Chr. Aug. born 1827 in Hischfeld, Saxony, wood dealer.
    Neracher, Franz Jos. born 1818 at Aargau, Switzerland, carpenter.
    Richner, Johann, born 1830 at Aargau, Switzerland, cheesemaker.
    Selzer, Jacob D. born 1838 at Freinsheim, Rhenish Palatinate, private person.
    Smithnight, Louis, born 1837 in Saxony, pharmacist.
    Vogel, Ludwig, born 1834 in Mosheim, Electoral Hessia, private person.
    Völer, Barbara, born 1824 in Rheingönnheim, Rhenish Palatinate, retired.
    Wagner, C.H., born 1846 in Tilsit. Prussia, machine manufacturer.
    Weber, Christian, born 1823 in Offstein, Hessia-Darmstadt, retired.

Cleveland’s oldest German pioneers

The Jubilee Edition of the Cleveland Wächter und Anzeiger 1902 contains a section that lists “the Oldest German Pioneers of Cuyahoga County,” although it only includes the names of those still living who were residents in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County in 1902. For the benefit of those who may be researching genealogy who don’t have access to this publication, I’ll post the list below. (I’ll do it in batches, since it’s quite long.) The list shows the year of arrival in Cuyahoga County, followed by name, year of birth, place of birth, and occupation.

1832: Scheekley, Carl, born in 1825 in Zell, Württemberg, livery stable owner.
1833: Krehbiehl (Crable), John, born 1828 in Wachenheim, Rhenish Palatinate, insurance agent.
1834: Hecker, Karoline, born 1825 in Klingenmünster, Rhenish Palatinate, retired.
    Hoffman, Fritz, born 1829 in Steindorf, Nassau, oil business.
1836: Beckenbach, Katharina, born 1833 in Klingenmünster, Rhenish Palatinate, retired.
    Hecker, Elizabeth, born 1822 in Klingenmünster, Rhenish Palatinate, retired.
1837: Dietz, Gregor, born 1823 in Weissmain, Bavaria, clockmaker.
1839: Denzer, John, born 1826 in Württemberg, farmer.
    Kölges, Margaretha, born 1835 in Heppenheim, Hesse-Darmstadt, retired.
    Wägenbauer, Eva, born 1835 in Erlenbach, Rhenish Palatinate, retired.
1840: Burger, Katharina, born 1823 in Mandel, Prussia, retired.
    Lauterwasser, Leonh. Friedri., born 1823 in Ilsfeld, Württemberg, retired.
    Klein, Abraham, born 1820, in Unsleben, Bavaria, retired.
    Repp, Philipp H., born 1830 in Mutterstadt, Rhenish Palatinate, retired.
    Schüttheim, Peter, born 1827 in Hamm, Rhenish Palatinate, insurance agent.
1841: Ball, Karl, born 1822 in Asbach, Alsace, farmer.
    Adam, Stephan, born 1821, retired.
1842: Bretzmeier, George, born 1822 in Rothenacker, Württemberg, retired.
    Körper, Peter, born 1825 in Weiber, Prussia, farmer.
1843: Böhning, Ernst Heinrich, born 1833 in Barthausen, Hanover, farmer.
1844: Buhrer, Stephan, born 1826 in Zoar, Ohio, wine and Liquor.
    Henke, Franz H., born 1824 in Hanover, furniture business.
    Kappler, Ernst Johann, born 1814 in Ittersbach, Baden, retired.
    Umbstätter, Pauline, born 1824, retired.
1845: Fuldheim, Mayer, born 1818 in Grenzhausen, Nassau, retired.
    Risser, Christian, born 1815 in Schwabing, Bavaria, retired.
1846: Heil, Heinrich, born 1825 in Eichen, Electoral Hessia, tailor business.
    Schaab, Valentin, born 1831 in Darmstadt, Hesse-Darmstadt, retired.
    Steinbrenner, Andreas, born 1833 in Zuzenhausen, Baden, furniture-maker.
    Walker, Heinrich G., born 1832 in Barkhausen, Hanover, painter.
1847: Comery, Elisabeth, born 1838 in Oggersheim, Rhenish Palatinate, retired.
    Gintz, Elisabeth, born 1827 in Stade, Hanover, retired.
    Kindsvater, Paul, born 1822 in Böhl, Rhenish Palatinate, retired.
    König, Anna, born in Coburg, Saxony-Gotha, retired.
    Mehringer, Rosina, born 1831 in Oggersheim, Rhenish Palatinate, retired.
    Müller, Louis, born 1823 in Alsenz, Rhenish Palatinate, retired.
    Nungesser, Adam, born 1831 in Münster, Hesse-Darmstadt, oven-maker.
    Ortli, Josua, born 1822 in Glarus, Switzerland, smith.
    Paillon, Ferdinand, born 1844 in Oggersheim, Rhenish Palatinate, shoe business.
    Probeck, Johann, born 1825 in Dirmstein, Rhenish Palatinate, tailor.
    Pfeil, Lorenz, born 1820 in Königheim, Baden, baker.
    Schöninger, Conrad, born 1827 in Werldistadt, Württemberg, building contractor.
    Unkrich, Jacob, born 1829 in Hochstetten, Rhenish Palatinate, building contractor.
    Urban, Jacob Philipp, born 1829 in Ungstein, Rhenish Palatinate, pharmacist.
    Wirtz, Mathias, born 1838 in Horethen, Rhenish Province, hauling contractor.
    Zurlinden, Charles, born 1845 in Massmünster, Alsace, butcher.
1848: Albrecht, Louis, born 1829 in Pforzheim, Baden, jeweler.
    Brunner, Heinrich, born 1834 in Switzerland, shoemaker.
    Heine, Anton, born 1822 in the Black Forest, Baden, painter.
    Jassaud, Friedrich, born 1817 in Hagen, Westphalia, smith.
    Maedje, W. E., born 1847 in Börsum, Brunswick, bookkeeper.
    Köhler, J.P., born 1822 in Wertheim, Baden, tailor.
    Seckel, Karl, born 1828 in Krailsheim, Württemberg, paper merchant.
    Tiedemann, Claus, born 1823 in Steinburg, Holstein, farmer.
    Tiedemann, Hans, born in 1832 in Steinburg, Holstein, bank director.