Reply to Ron Klein <firstname.lastname@example.org
I didn't find anything about an epedemic - but, it wasn't uncommon if one person in the household became ill - that the entire household could perish. Did you try the library resources?
ADAM -DEC- JUNGBLUTH WI Wood County E.D. 104 Lincoln Township 1890
CHRISTINA -W- JUNGBLUTH WI Wood County E.D. 104 Lincoln Township 1890
1890 Veterans Schedule
Adam Jungbluth Christina Jungbluth Lincoln, Wood, Wisconsin Private 1864-1865
Peter Jungbluth Marshfield Ward 5, Wood, Wisconsin abt 1867 Wisconsin White
On-line sources to check:
Did you try Ask McMillan - while they do not do genealogical research, they will do a quick lookup for you: http://www.scls.lib.wi.us/mcm/library/askmcm.html
Recent obits can be obtained from WI Newpapers On-line - http://www.wisinfo.com/
Wood County WI - http://www.co.wood.wi.us/
Forms and Applications http://www.co.wood.wi.us/forms/index.asp
I am not related to nor have any additional information on these surnames. If there is a question of error in this transcription, please consult the original documents.
R/S MAK http://www.rootsweb.com/~wiwood
Does anybody have any information on any sort of epidemic in the Marshfield area in the spring of 1882?
My g-g-grandparents, Adam and Christine BECKER Jungbluth, lost 4 of their 10 children between March 8, 1882 and April 23, 1882. They ranged in age from 5 to 20 years of age. In addition to that, Adam himself died on March 19, 1882 after being kicked in the head by one of his horses.
The only explanation I can think of is that perhaps there was some sort of fatal disease epidemic at the time?
Christine lived until 25 January 1914 when she died at the age of 78 at the home of her son George at his farm 2.5 miles east of Klondike Corner.
Any information would be appreciated.
Ron Klein <email@example.com