LOOKING FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON EDWARD AND ROBERT LESSIG/LAESSIG.
Edward L. Laessig, the patriarch of our central Wisconsin USA Laessig
clan, was born in Saxony, Germany 5 July 1835. As a young man he came to
America in the year 1855 according to the 1860 Chicago, Cook County,
Illinois census records. It is possible that he came with his brother
or cousin, as a record of two young men has been found, "Eduard age 21"
and "Robert age 24" sailed from Bremen to New York on the ship "Orpheus"
arriving in the USA 1 September 1855. His naturalization papers have not been located. According to family, it was
in Chicago that Ed met Jeanette Baenen, born 6 January 1836, an
immigrant from s'Hertogenbosch, Holland. Her parents were Francis J.J.
Baenen b. 15 Oct. 1806 - d. 14 Nov. 1887 and Clara Vande Vaart b. 28
Sept. 1803 - d. 24 Jan. 1851. Jeanette immigrated with her father,
step-mother, Cornelia (Van Grunderbeek) and siblings. Jeanette remained
in Chicago and married Edward circa 1856 or 57, and her family moved to
the town of Scott, Brown County, Wisconsin, to a small village known as
Bay Settlement, near Green Bay. Later Ed and Jeanette relocated to a
small community of Weber or Webertown located in Marathon County, WI where
they remained and raised their family.
I would like any information on Edward/Eduard and Robert Laessig, contact
with descendants of either/both. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org