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Boehm from Wisconsin

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Re: Boehm & many others, from Wisconsin

Posted: 23 Jun 2013 8:25AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Jun 2013 8:29AM GMT
Surnames: Ott Boehm Böhm Becker Bittner Bolker Hoppe Klienschmidt Kraus Linger Meerschaert Michels Ott Schottler Schramm Shubert Tiegs Wendte Czyaplewski Garski Geyso Hilkoske Hills Jurska Kujath Lazinski Nowak Rogowski Rogers Visniskie Wisniewski Wise Witkowski
"My gggrandmother was Catharina Boehm. (November 01, 1841-December 03, 1918). She was Catholic. Married George Ott. Katharina Boehm was born November 1, 1841 in Bavaria, Germany--on her death certificate her father is listed as Thomas Bolker--she married George Ott and they lived in
Milwaukee, Wisconsin ..."

You may have collected them already, but I've indexed multiple family death notices and an obit. w/photo for your Katherine Ott, née Boehm. These are some of the 300 entries or references from the local German papers collected in "Milwaukee's German Newspapers; an index of death notices and related items" (1844-1950).

"... Becker, Bittner, Boehm, Bolker, Hoppe, Klienschmidt, Kraus, Linger, Meerschaert, Michels, Ott, Schottler, Schramm, Shubert, Tiegs, Wendte; and the following Polish-German names: Czyaplewski, Garski, Geyso, Hilkoske (Hills), Jurska, Kujath, Lazinski, Nowak, Rogowski (Rogers), Visniskie, Wisniewski (Wise) and Witkowski ..."

There are about 175 entries or references to either Boehm or Böhm -- be sure to check both spellings in any of Milwaukee's record collections!

Most, if not all of the Germanic surnames you've listed, and some of those Polish names are also found in the growing index.
Gary Rebholz, compiler/editor
Milwaukee Wis.
gary.rebholz@gmail.com
Indexing Milwaukee's German newspapers continuously since 2007... helping family researchers collect evidence of our historic German-American culture.
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snokes_1 7 Mar 2000 6:15AM GMT 
Walter Christian Behm 27 Jun 2000 9:28AM GMT 
snokes_1 2 Jul 2000 11:15AM GMT 
Jennifer Hard... 31 Aug 2010 9:23PM GMT 
pabbiehl1 1 Mar 2012 12:24PM GMT 
rebholzgary 23 Jun 2013 2:25PM GMT 
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