My name is Marv Schrader, and I am researching the Klier, Thon and Engmann families. I came across your postings and thought I'd see if your email address was still the same as well as asking if you could assist me in my research. Things are getting a little confusing and I would like to try to sort them out. The Thon, Engmann and Klier families resided at some point in time in the Twn of Day & McMillan Marathon Co., WI in the late 1880's.
Briefly, starting with the Thon Family:
John Louis Thon b: 1924 to John Edward Thon & Mabel Schroeder (my ggreat-aunt).
John Edward Thon b: 25 May 1894 to Louis Ludwig Thon & Magdalena (also called Mary Lena) Engmann.
Mary Lena was married to a John Kloos and had 4 children by him (Katie, Theresa, Clara & Martin). After John Kloos died Mary Lena married Louis Ludwig Thon and had John Edward Thon.
Magdelena b:Sept 1857 in Illinois to Wendelin Engmann & Magdalena Klier.
Other children of Wendelin b: circa 1827 in Hese-Darmstadt & Magdelena b: circa 1839 in North Carolina (I'm not sure on the birth place) are:
Phillip b: 1859
Mary b: circa 1863
Angelina b: circa 1865
Anna b: circa 1868
Margaret b: circa 1870
Barbara b: circa 1872
John b: circa 1876
Apparently there were several more children, but I have not been able to locate them.
I'm planning to travel up to the Town of Day and visit the Catholic cemeteries some time in the near future for additional information.
I've been researching the Thon side of my Schroeder family for about 4 months now and am very interested in learning more about the Engmann and Klier families, including sibs, parents, marriages, and origins on both sides.
Any information and assistance you or anyone else researching these families would be greatly appreciated.