The family of my greatgrandmother, Anna Loretta Wittlin
(09/08/1877-09/15/1970) is being currently traced. I have
her grandparents, Burkart Peter Wittlin (03/07/1818-
07/12/1878) and Catherine Degan (10/16/1816-02-27-93),
both born near Basel, Switzerland who were the first Wittlins to arrive in America in 1845. From New Orleans they came to Germantown,WI and then moved on to Appleton, Outagamie County WI.
One of Burkart Peter's sons was another Burkart, born
in Germantown WI (01/18/49) who was the father of my great-
grandmother Anna Loretta (Etta).
I am seeking information on the specific ship that the
Wittlins arrived in New Orleans on, and where exactly in
Switzerland they are from.
I have Anna Loretta Wittlin's parents as Burkart C. Wittlin and Mary Hardy. She was married to Charles Sacksteder. I have her grandparents from Oberwiller, Basel, Switzerland. I do not know which ship they came on.
Re: Burkhardt Wittlin
I also have info that the Wittlin's were from Oberwiller, Basel, Switzerland and that Burkart C. Wittlin married Mary Hardy, daughter of Owen Hardy and Catherine Newcomb Hardy.
Anna Loretta Wittlin married Charles Sacksteder on June 20, 1900 in Stephensville, Wisconsin (St. Patrick's Church).
Do not have ship records for Wittlins.
Wondering if you happen to have Burkhardt Wittlin &Mary Hardy marriage date? It is believed they were married at St Nicholas Catholic Church in Freedom.
Mary Hardy was the daughter of Owen Hardy and Catherine Newcomb Hardy. She had one brother John Hardy (my great grandfather) and one sister, Julia Hardy. She was born in 1852 in Outagamie County, Wisconsin.
Mary Hardy and Burkart Wittlin were married at St. Patrick's Catholic church in Stephensville, Wisconsin. Burkart was the son of Mr & Mrs. Burkardt Wittlin of Basil, Switzerland. His parents purchased a half section of land in the town of Center for their four sons in 1864. Burkart Wittlin and his brother Julius Wittlin married the Hardy girls, Mary and Julia. Arnold married Sarah McIver and John Married Catherine Durick, a neighbor of the Canavans. Mary and Burkart Wittlin had a very comfortable and pleasant farm home. When they retired they lived on North Superior St., Appleton, WI. They were members of St. Mary's Catholic Church and are buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Stephensville, Wisc. They had five girls, Mary Wittlin (Mrs. Irwin J. Werner; Julia Wittlin, Etta Wittlin (Mrs. Charles J. Sacksteder; Rose Wittlin and Lucy Wittlin (Mrs. Elmer Wolf). The Hardy Family History book contains more information on your family. I hope this was helpful to you.
Pat Hardy Macaluso