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Henry Braasch (1850) and Auguste Wagner (abt 1852)

Henry Braasch (1850) and Auguste Wagner (abt 1852)

Posted: 3 Jun 2008 7:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Braasch, Wagner, Floore
I am trying to locate information on this couple. Both of them were born in Germany.

They had seven children: Charles (1852), Bruno (1858), Helena (1860), Emma (1862), Jenny or Penny (1964), Herman (1867) and Minna (1873). The first three children were born in Wisconsin, the last four were born in Illinois.

Charles married Louise Floore (Moore) born about 1850 in Missouri. They had three children: Hennie (1886), Cora (1888) and Louis (1891). All three children were born in Illinois. Louise died in 1914 in Birmingham, Alabama.

Cora Braasch was my grandmother.

Any assistance that any one can provide would be greatly appreciated as I have come to a dead-end.

Thank you.

Re: Henry Braasch (1850) and Auguste Wagner (abt 1852)

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 7:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Is this the typical spelling of Brack in Germany? my Grandmother was Fredericka Brack, father Albert Brack, and mother Willamina. both born in Prussia.. Fredericka married Patrick J O'Brien and they settled in Baltimore, Md. any info would be appreciated..i am a guest so please email me at , waniyetuwin1998@gmail.com
thank you!

Re: Henry Braasch (1850) and Auguste Wagner (abt 1852)

Posted: 29 Jun 2013 6:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Braasch Wagner
This is not my family, but I recently have seen an antique silhouette picture that is of the great grandfather and great grandmother of Henry Braasch. It was found in a cabin in northern California by someone hired to clean out the place (which had been abandoned and standing empty for a long time, with folks coming in and squatting).
I have pictures of both the front and the back and will try to attach here. I am going to try to get a better photo of it and will add that if I get it.
Hand written on the back is the following (I might not have all the spelling correct - the old cursive is hard to read):

Mr. and Mrs. Braasch
Silvetts
1750
Great Grand Father-Mother
of
Henry Braasch
born in
Schleswing Germany
(Segeburg - lived here also)

Henry Braasch father of

Charles Surveyor
Bruno Clothing Salesman
Helene Milliner
Emma Hair goods wig maker
Jenny Dressmaker
Minna Artist

married Augusta Wagner (Ma)
Ma was born in Sachsen Chemmintz Germany
Pa was 17 Ma was 16 when they came to America
became citizens right away and were fine Americans
Attachments:

Re: Henry Braasch (1850) and Auguste Wagner (abt 1852)

Posted: 29 Jun 2013 6:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Also found this link: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=71...
which puts Henry and possibly some of his children in California - which makes sense since the silhouette was found in northern CA. It would be very interesting to know if one of them came north to be a miner or something.
Good luck in your search!
I am not sure what the person who actually has the silhouette is going to do with it. I know he was offered a good sum for it by a collector.

Re: Henry Braasch (1850) and Auguste Wagner (abt 1852)

Posted: 29 Jun 2013 6:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
Got a better photo of the front of the silhouette!
Attachments:

Re: Henry Braasch (1850) and Auguste Wagner (abt 1852)

Posted: 29 Jun 2013 6:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
Can you tell me where in Northern California this was found? My grandmother, Cora Braasch, lived in Trinity County for a while.

And thank you so very much for the information!!!

Re: Henry Braasch (1850) and Auguste Wagner (abt 1852)

Posted: 29 Jun 2013 7:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 29 Jun 2013 7:51PM GMT
You are very welcome!
The picture was found in a cabin by the Klamath river, in Siskiyou County - someplace like Ash Creek. Siskiyou and Trinity counties connect, and the Klamath runs through both. This picture surely belonged to one of your family members, I suspect. How exciting!
I know the person who actually has the picture was offered $400 for it by a collector who buys that kind of thing to resell.
I could probably put you in touch with the person who has it (smart for saving it instead of tossing it in the trash!) if you want.

Re: Henry Braasch (1850) and Auguste Wagner (abt 1852)

Posted: 30 Jun 2013 3:40AM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm absolutely not in a position where I could purchase that picture from him ... I wish I was! I've had a very difficult time learning much at all about my great-grandfather Braasch.

This is incredible though, and very exciting! I'm so glad you posted it!!

Re: Henry Braasch (1850) and Auguste Wagner (abt 1852)

Posted: 30 Jun 2013 4:34AM GMT
Classification: Query
Too bad. I will see if I can at least get a really good quality pic of the front for you. I hope you downloaded those pics to save for yourself at least to keep with your genealogy records. The dealer I emailed earlier replied to me and said that if the silhouettes are real (not a copy - and I do believe they are real) - she would pay over $400 for them.

I am so happy to at least have shared this info with you. Others have helped me to fill in my family tree - always nice to pay it forward!

Re: Henry Braasch (1850) and Auguste Wagner (abt 1852)

Posted: 30 Jun 2013 6:56AM GMT
Classification: Query
Honestly, I have not worked on my genealogy for several years because life became too crazy. But I was really feeling bad because I could find very little on my grandmother, Cora Braasch. The poor woman had a very sad life. Thanks to you sharing what you found, I now have a renewed interest. I most certainly saved the images and am eternally grateful for your post. Thank you very, very much!
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