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Johann "John" Marx of Berry WI

Johann "John" Marx of Berry WI

Posted: 8 Nov 2005 2:58AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Marx
Does anyone have any info on the Johann "JOhn" Marx family of Berry? John and wife Margretha/Margaret were both born in Prussia, were in WI by 1858, fhe birth of their first child, and had 9 children in total.

Re: Johann "John" Marx of Berry WI

peggy walker (View posts)
Posted: 8 Nov 2005 1:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Marx
I forgot to say that I am particularly interested in finding out where in Prussia they came from. Any ideas how to research that?

Re: Johann "John" Marx of Berry WI

Posted: 9 Nov 2005 2:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
It says in the 1900 census for Madison, Dane Co., that he and Margaret both immigrated in 1856.
Says he was born Dec 1828, and she was born dec 1836.

There is a death record for Margaret.
Wisconsin Deaths, 1820-1907 Record
about Margareta Marx
Name: Margareta Marx
Death Date: 05 Feb 1907
County: Dane
Volume: 04
Page #: 0184
Reel: 017
Image: 1213
Index Volume: -
ImageNum: 103364
Sequence #: 244335
Level Info: Wisconsin Vital Records Death Index.


You can get a copy from the wisconsin state historical society, or Dane county vital records. It may have her birth location.

You could also try to find there immigration records.
I do not have a subscription to ancestry's immigration records, so I do not know how complete they are, if you have access to a library, they may have a subscription to ancestry, that you could access those files.

Hope this helps.
Erin

Re: Johann "John" Marx of Berry WI

Posted: 12 Nov 2005 9:55PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Marx, Endres, Reis
There is a reference in the "History of Dane County, Wisconsin-1906" under a biographical sketch for John Reis. "About ten years ago (John Reis), he moved to the city of Madison (from the town of Westport), sold his farm and invested in city property. His widow owns, not only her residence at 30 N. Basser St., but six other houses in the city. She was Miss Margaretha Marx, daughter of John and Margaret (Endres) Marx, now residing at 324 Doty St. They were old settlers of the town of Berry, and the postoffice of Marxville, was named after him. He is somewhat of an exception to the usual type of home-keeping farmers, for he has crossed the ocean five times. About sixteen years ago he moved to Madison. His daugther, Mrs. Reis, was born in the town of Berry."

Re: Johann "John" Marx of Berry WI

Posted: 12 Nov 2005 10:18PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Marx
You will find a long lineage for Mathias Marx and his descendants at the "Families of Dane County" link:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~danecountyfamilies/...

The reference states that John Marx was born 08 December 1828 in Baldringen, Germany.

Johannes "John" Marx and Marxville

Posted: 13 Nov 2005 3:56PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Marx
According to "The Place-Names of Dane County, Wisconsin", by Frederic G. Cassidy, here is the origin of the naming of Marxville. Marxville is noted as a village named "for Johannes Marx, owner of considerable land at and near the crossroads settlement at the junction of secs. 3, 4, 9, and 10, (Town of) BERRY, the site of the village. Marx, tho he came before 1860, was not one of the earliest settlers; so there was some resentment when the PO was established in his name. It was felt that it should have been 'Myer's Corner', and that Marx's friendship with the town chairman had unduly influenced the decision. Marx is said to have reconciled things by setting up a barrel of beer for the villagers' celebration (Walser)."
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