MICHELS, LINGER, LENGER, HAUSMANN, THELEN, HETEBRUEG, OLLINGER, FISCHER, GENGLER
I have just found out that some of my collateral lines are related to the GENGLER's. There were three GENGLER's who
signed my great grandfather's (Dr. Joseph LINGER, November 10, 1871-October 05, 1941) funeral book back in 1941.
Dr. Joseph LINGER's father was Dr. Christian LINGER--who had changed his name from LENGER to LINGER at some
point in time. There was a sister of Christian LINGER/LENGER, Margaret LENGER, who married a DIDERICH.
Christian LENGER/LINGER married Eva MICHELS, the daughter of George MICHELS and Anna Marie THELEN. On
checking naturalization records for George Michels I found a record for a George Michels born in the year 1795. He was 45
at the time of his arrival in the Port of Baltimore on August 16, 1840. In checking the ship record, I did not see a wife or
children listed..so am wondering if they arrived at a later date on another ship--or if George MICHELS married after arriving in
Vol 14, page 36
Port Washington, Wisconsin
Date and Port of Arrival: August 1840--Baltimore
Date of Declaration: Dec 25, 1844--Circuit Court
Date of Naturalization: October 27, 1854--Circuit Court
Date and place of birth: Prussia--aged 45 years
Witness: John Hovenkost
1850 Washington County Census page 216:
George Michels aged 41 born in Prussia
Mary Michels aged 37 born in Prussia
Elisa Michels aged 16 born in Prussia
Ann Michels aged 7 born in Prussia
Avah Michels aged 3 born in Prussia **
John Hafman aged 45 born in Prussia (laborer)
**Eva, future wife of Christian LENGER/LINGER (September 09, 1847-December 13, 1919)
I have been unable to find a Naturalization for Christian LENGER or LINGER. (1838-November 03, 1910)
Yesterday, I was able to get up to the Washington County Courthouse in West Bend, Wisconsin. It appears that the Gengler's
may have settled in that County in or around the Town of Trenton.
Other related names may include: MICHELS, LINGER, LENGER, HAUSMANN, THELEN, HETEBRUEG, OLLINGER,
FISCHER and DIDERICH.
I am also very interested in any families who settled/lived in an area of Milwaukee County known as GRANVILLE and
ENGELSBERG. Some attended a a mission church (St. Martin's) on what is now Appleton Ave..the church is no longer in
existence, but the cemetery is still there. I am told that the church records are in the keeping of St. Agnes Church in
Butler...originally it was a mission extension of St. Anthony's in Fussville, Waukesha County.
I would be interested in exchanging information with you, however, I will be relocating shortly after Christmas (Dec 26th
2001-January 7th 2002). My address after that time will be:firstname.lastname@example.org
27532 State Hwy 3 NE
Poulsbo, WA 98370
I look forward to hearing from you (or anyone other researchers possibly related to this line) who may read this in the future.