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Klatt, Voth

Posted: 25 Feb 2006 12:46AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Witthuhn, Ikard, Klatt, Voth
I am looking for information on descendants of
Victor Frank Witthuhn and Doris Katherine Klatt of
the Columbus and Watertown area of Wisconsin.

My daughter, Dorothy, is Victor's great-granddaughter,
and we know little or nothing about these families.

Doris was also married to a Gordon John Voth, and I
believe there were children of this marriage, too.

All I have in the Witthuhn line is Dorothy's father,
Dennis Victor, Jr, son of Dennis Victor, Sr. and
Dorothy Mae Ikard. Dennis, Sr. is the son of Victor
Frank and Doris.

If anyone has any information that they would like to
share-I'm interested in tracing both names back as
far as possible.

If you prefer not to post publically, you may email me at
spotdot34@yahoo.com. Please reference 'Witthuhn' in the
subject line.

Thanks!

Re: Klatt, Voth

Posted: 25 Feb 2006 6:53AM GMT
Classification: Census
Surnames: Witthahn, Witthuhn, Kressine, Kresine, Voth, Klatt
Sumarie,

I see you have posted this same request on more than one surname board, but I'm only going to answer here on the VOTH board. The search engine will find this easily.
Checking the census records for Wisconsin, beginning in 1930 and working backwards in time, I found the following:

1930 United States Federal Census > Wisconsin > Columbia > Columbus > District 4
Sheet 19B; Line 80
73 Poet Street; Dwelling 556; family 573

WITTHAHN, Emil E., head, owns home, value:$1200, had radio set, not a farm, M, W, age 42, widowed, did not attend school during the year, able to read and write, born Wisconsin, both parents born Germany, occ: Gardner
WITTHAHN, Alvina, mother, F, W, age 65, widowed, did not attend school during the year, able to read and write, born Germany, both parents born Germany, German was spoken in the home prior to immigration; immigrated 1881, naturalized citizen
WITTHAHN, Victor F., son, M, W, age 15, single, attended school during the year, able to read and write, born Wisconsin, both parents born Wisconsin, occ: Paper Route Delivery
WITTHAHN, Earl E., son, M, W, age 13, single, attended school during the year, able to read and write, born Wisconsin, both parents born Wisconsin, occ: Paper Route Delivery
WITTHAHN, Herbert O., son, M, W, age 11, single, single, attended school during the year, able to read and write, born Wisconsin, both parents born Wisconsin
WITTHAHN, Hazel E., daughter, F, W, age 7, single, attended school during the year, born Wisconsin, both parents born Wisconsin
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1930 United States Federal Census > Wisconsin > Dodge > Clyman > District 15
Sheet 1B; Line 86
Dwelling 24; family 24

KLATT, Theodor, Head, Owns home, value $6000, not a farm, M, W, age 41, married, age 28 when first married, did not attend school during the year, able to read and write, born Wisconsin, both parents born Wisconsin, occ: salesman of autos and machinery, veteran of WW
KLATT, Effie, wife, F, W, age 34, married, age 21 when first married, did not attend school during the year, able to read and write, born Wisconsin, both parents born Wisconsin
KLATT, Leon, son, M, W, age 11, single, attended school during the year, able to read and write, born Wisconsin
KLATT, Doris, daughter, F, W, age 8, single, attended school during the year, able to read and write, born Wisconsin
KLATT, Bruce, son, M, W, age 6, single, attended school during the year, able to read and write, born Wisconsin
KLATT, Ned, son, M, W, age 1yr 10 mos, single, did not attend school during the year, born Wisconsin
KRESSINE, Kate, mother in law, F, W, age 59, widow, age 24 when first married, did not attend school during the year, able to read and write, born Wisconsin, father born Massachusetts, mother born Germany
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1930 United States Federal Census > Wisconsin > Columbia > Columbus > District 4
Sheet 14A; Line 30
833 Ludington St.; Dwelling 386; Family 401

VOTH, Herman A., Head, owns home, value $3000, has radio set, not a farm, M, W, age 65, married, age 27 when first married, did not attend school during the year, able to read and write English, born Germany, both parents born Germany, German was spoken in the home prior to immigration, immigrated in 1881, naturalized citizen, occ: laborer digging ditches, not a veteran
VOTH, Emma M., wife, F, W, age 61, married, age 23 when first married, did not attend school during the year, able to read and write English, born Wisconsin, both parents born Germany
VOTH, Albert C., son, M, W, age 37, married, age 23 when first married, did not attend school during the year, able to read and write English, born North Dakota
VOTH, Mary C., daughter-in-law, F, W, age 35, married, age 20 when first married, did not attend school during the year, able to read and write English, born Wisconsin, occ: waitress for the boarding house
VOTH, Gordon J., Gr. son, M, W, age 13, single, attended school during the year, able to read and write, born Wisconsin
VOTH, Mary E., Gr. daughter, F, W, age 12, single, attended school during the year, able to read and write, born Wisconsin
VOTH, Coroyl J., Gr. daughter, F, W, age 10, single, attended school during the year, able to read and write, born Wisconsin
VOTH, Albert Jr., Gr son, M, W, age 5, single, attended school during the year, born Wisconsin
VOTH, Ruth F., Gr. daughter, F, W, age 2 yrs 6 mos, born Wisconsin
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1920 United States Federal Census > Wisconsin > Columbia > Fountain Prairie > District 9
Sheet 11B; Line 55
Farm; Dwelling 262; family 264

WITTHUHN, Emil, Head, owns home, mortgaged, M, W, age 32, married, able to read and write, born Wisconsin, both parents born Germany, German spoken in the home, occ: Farmer of a general farm
WITTHUHN, Alma, wife, F, W, age 26, married, able to read and write, born Wisconsin, both parents born Germany, German spoken in the home
WITTHUHN, Victor, son, M, W, age 5, single, born Wisconsin
WITTHUHN, Earl, son, M, W, age 3 yrs 6 mos, single, born Wisconsin
WITTHUHN, Herbert, son, M, W, age 1 yr 1 month, single, born Wisconsin
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1920 United States Federal Census > Wisconsin > Dodge > Clyman > District 37
Sheet 8B; Line 87
Dwelling 170, family 174

KRESSINE, Emil, Head, owns home, no mortgage, M, W, age 54, married, able to read and write, born Wisconsin, both parents born Germany, German spoken in the home, occ: Salesman in a Saloon
KRESSINE, Kate, wife, F, W, age 48, married, able to read and write, born Wisconsin, both parents born Germany, German spoken in the home

Line 89; Dwelling 170, family 175

KLATT, Theodore, Head, rents, M, W, age 30, married, able to read and write, born Wisconsin, both parents born Wisconsin, occ: automobile salesman
KLATT, Effie, wife, F, W, age 23, married, able to read and write, born Wisconsin, both parents born Wisconsin
KLATT, Leon, son, M, W, age 1 yr 6 months, single, born Wisconson
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1920 United States Federal Census > Wisconsin > Columbia > Columbus > District 4
Sheet 1A; line 27; 833 Ludington
Dwelling 9; family 40

VOTH, Herman, head, owns home with a mortgage, M, W, age 55, married, immigrated in 1885, naturalized citizen in 1890, able to read and write, born Germany, German is mother tongue, both parents born Germany, German is mother tongue, occ: boardinghouse keeper
VOTH, Emma, wife, F, W, age 50, married, able to read and write, born Wisconsin, father born Switzerland, mother born Germany
VOTH, Albert, son, M, W, age 26, married, able to read and write, born N. Dakota, occ: plumber
VOTH, Anna Mary, daughter in law, F, W age 25, married, able to read and write, born Wisconsin
VOTH, Gordon, grandson, M, W, age 3yrs 6mos, single, born Wisconsin
VOTH, Mary, granddaughter, F, W, age 2yrs 5 mos, single, born Wisconsin
VOTH, Carys, granddaughter, F, W, age 5 mos, single, born Wisconsin
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1910 United States Federal Census > Wisconsin > Columbia > Fountain Prairie > District 17
Sheet 7B; Line 77
Dwelling 126; family 128

WITTHUN, Frank, Head, M, W, age 52, married once for 24 years, born Germany, German is native language, both parents born Germany, immigrated 1883, Farmer of a general farm, able to read, unable to write
WITTHUN, Alvina, wife, F, W, age 46, married once for 24 years, mother of 3 children, 3 still living, born Germany, German is native language, both parents born Germany
WITTHUN, Amil, son, M, W, age 22, single, born Wisconsin, able to read and write
WITTHUN, Louisa, daughter, F, W, age 20, single, born Wisconsin, able to read and write
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1910 United States Federal Census > Wisconsin > Dodge > Clyman > District 10
Sheet 6A; Line 1
Swelling 69; family 69

KRESINE, Emil F., Head, M, W, age 49, married once for 15 years, born Wisconsin, both parents born Germany, occ: laborer - working out; owns home, not mortgaged, not a farm
KRESINE, Catherina, wife, F, W, age 38, married once for 15 years, mother of one child, one still living, born Wisconsin, father born Wisconsin, mother born Germany
KRESINE, Effie, daughter, F, W, age 13, single, born Wisconsin
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1910 United States Federal Census > Wisconsin > St Croix > Cylon Twp > District 189
Sheet 6A; Line 10
Dwelling 105; family 103

KLATT, Carl, Head, M, W, age 53, married once for 26 years, born Germany, German is native language, both parents born Germany, immigrated 1869, citizenship applied for, speaks English, Farmer of a general farm, able to read and write, rents home, it is a farm
KLATT, Alvina, wife, F, W, age 47, married once for 26 years, mother of 8 children, 6 still living, born Germany, German is native language, both parents born Germany, immigrated 1883
KLATT, Willie, son, M, W, age 22, single, born Wisconsin, farm laborer on the home farm
KLATT, Theodore, son, M, W, age 17, single, born Wisconsin, student, able to read and write, attended school during the year
KLATT, Alma, daughter, F, W, age 12, single, born Wisconsin, able to read and write, attended school during the year
KLATT, Otto, son, M, W, age 10, single, born Wisconsin, able to read and write, attended school during the year
KLATT, Martha, daughter, F, W, age 7, single, born Wisconsin, attended school during the year
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1900 United States Federal Census > Wisconsin > Saint Croix > Cylon > District 142
Sheet 4A; Line 30
Dwelling 65; family 71

KLATT, Carl, head, W, M, born march 1858, age 42, married for 16 years, born Germany, both parents born Germany, immigrated 1870, lived in the US for 30 years, citizenship applied for, Farmer, able to read, write and speak English, owns farm freely
KLATT, Alvina, wife, W, F, born April 1863, age 37, married for 16 years, mother of 7 children, 6 still living, born Germany, both parents born Germany, immigrated 1883, lived in the US for 17 years, alien, housewife, able to read, write and speak English
KLATT, Mary, daughter, W, F, born Oct 1884, age 15, single, born Wisconsin, Servant girl, able to read, write and speak English
KLATT, Albert, son, W, M, born April 1886, age 14, single, born Wisconsin, Student, able to read, write and speak English
KLATT, William, son, W, M, born Nov. 1887, age 12, single, born Wisconsin, Student, able to read, write and speak English
KLATT, Theodore, son, W, M, born Oct 1892, age 7,single, born Wisconsin, Student, able to read, write and speak English
KLATT, Alma, daughter, W, F, born Feb. 1898, age 2, single, born Wisconsin
KLATT, Otto, son, W, M, born Sep 1899, age 8 mos, single, born Wisconsin
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1900 > WISCONSIN > DODGE > ELBA
Sheet 6B; Line 89
Dwelling 108; family 113

WITTHUHN, Francis, Head, W, M, born Dec 1857, age 42, married for 13 years, born Germany, both parents born Germany, immigrated 1882, lived in the US for 18 years, naturalized citizen, Farmer, able to read, write and speak English, owns home with a mortgage, lives on a farm
WITTHUHN, Alvina, wife, W, F, born May 1864, age 36, married for 13 years, mother of 3 children, 3 still living, born Germany, both parents born Germany, immigrated 1880, lived in the US for 20 years
WITTHUHN, Emil, son, W, M, born June 1887, age 12, single, born Wisconsin
WITTHUHN, Louisa, daughter, W, F, born Oct 1889, age 10, single, born Wisconsin
WITTHUHN, Emma, daughter, W, F, born Feb 1891, age 9, single, born Wisconsin
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1900 > WISCONSIN > DODGE > CLYMAN
Line 23
Dwelling 270; family 224

KRESSINE, Emil, head, W, M, born June 1865, age 34, married for 6 years, born Wisconsin, both parents born Germany, the rest of the line is faded and difficult to read
KRESSINE, Kate, wife, W, F, born Oct 1871, age 28, married for 6 years, mother of 1 child, 1 still living, born Wisconsin, father born Massachusetts, mother born Germany
KRESSINE, Effie, daughter, W, F, born Sep 1896, age 3, single, born Wisconsin
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Then I went to the USGenWeb.com website and followed the links to Wisconsin state and on to Columbus County. I found the following cemetery entries:

Hillside cemetery:
Lot #45
Division IV -
born: 12-8?-1857
died: 6-13-1913
buried: 6-15-1913
name: Witthuhn Frank E.
From the Columbus Newspaper 1913

Frank Witthuhn

Mr. Frank Witthuhn died at his home in this city last Friday. He was born in Netzow, Germany on December 8th, 1857, and came to America as a young man, locating at Columbus. He also lived a few years in Watertown and Fountain Prairie.
He is survived by a wife, two daughters, and one son. Mr. Witthuhn was a faithful member of the German Lutheran Church, honest, upright, and diligent.
The funeral was held Sunday afternoon from the Lutheran Church, Rev. O. H. Koch officiating, internment was at Hillside Cemetery.

http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/message/an/localities.nort...

Lot #45
Division IV -
born: 5-20-1865
died: 5-28-1950
buried: 5-31-1950
name: Witthuhn Alvina
notes: Wife of Frank Witthuhn

Lot #45
Division IV grave #4
born: 6-20-1887
died: 7-23-1958
buried: 7-26-1958
name: Witthuhn Emil

Lot #45
Division IV -
born: 4-3-1894
died: 3-12-1929
buried: 4-22-1929
name: Witthuhn Alma Tiedt
notes: Wife of Emil Witthuhn

Lot #32 Blk H, 1915 Add -
born: 1864
died: 1951
buried: 10-60-1951
name: Voth Herman

Lot #32 Blk H, 1915 Add -
born: 1869
died: 1949
buried: 5-5-1949
name: Voth Emma
comments: Wife of Herman Voth

Sharon

Re: Klatt, Voth

Posted: 25 Feb 2006 7:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 21 May 2006 4:56AM GMT
Sharon,
Thank you so very much! I can't afford to subscribe to
some of the 'gen' sites, and have been trying to do this
just using the 'Net. Naturally, I haven't been able to
find very much.

You just saved me hours upon hours (perhaps more!)
of searching and pulling my hair out!

You are an angel, and many blessings to you from
the Witthuhns of Alabama.

Sumarie

Re: Klatt, Voth

Posted: 25 Feb 2006 10:16AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Klatt
Here is some additional census records for the KLATT line.

1870 United States Federal Census > Wisconsin > St Croix > Cylon
Page 1; Line 1
Dwelling 1; family 1

KLATT, Henry, age 42, M, W, Farmer, Real Estate value: $1200, person Estate value: $300, born Mecklenburg, both parents foreign born
KLATT, Katrina, age 32, F, W, Keeping house, born Mecklenburg, both parents foreign born
KLATT, Carl, age 13, M, W, in school, born Mecklenburg, both parents foreign born
KLATT, Mary, age 73, F, W, born Mecklenburg, both parents foreign born

1880 United States Federal Census > Wisconsin > Saint Croix > Cylon > District 236
Page 359; Line 16
Dwelling 4; family 4

KLATT, Henry, W, M, age 52, single, Farmer, born Germany, both parents born Germany
KLATT, Carl, Nephew, single, works on farm, born Germany, both parents born Germany
KLATT, Catherine, W, F, age 44, sister, widow, Keeping house, born Germany, both parents born Germany

1900 United States Federal Census > Wisconsin > Saint Croix > Cylon > District 142
same page as Carl and his family
Line 46

KLATT, Henry, head, W, M, born June 1827, age 72, single, born Germany, native language is German, both parents born Germany, immigrated in 1853, lived in US for 47 years, naturalized citizen, able to read, write and speak English, owns home freely, lives on a farm

For your info, the USGenWeb website is a free site. The info on Rootsweb.com is free; information on the LDS site familysearch.org is free. Check your local library and see if they subscribe to HeritageQuest/ProQuest. If so, the census records are available thru them with your library card. If they don't then find out if a library in a larger metropolitan area is a subscriber and get one of their library cards. Many libraries offer online access to HeritageQuest.

Also, you have enough info now to order films from the LDS Family History Library at your local LDS Church. German records are very tidy. Germans were excellant record keepers. You can get the microfilm of those records sent from Salt Lake City to your local Family History Center (FHC) for a very modest charge - usually less than $5. You don't have to be a member of the LDS church, nor will they bug you to become one. Netzow (Nitzau, Nitzow) was a town in the state of Brandenburg, Germany and that is where Frank Witthuhn's obit says he was born. And according to the census above, Carl Klatt was born in Mecklinburg, Germany.

Sharon

Re: Klatt, Voth + Frank Witthuhn

Posted: 17 Jun 2009 8:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
I was intrigued by a post that you receved some years back where there is a reference to Frank Witthuhn being born in Netzow. If it was Netzow near Templin then my great-great grandfather (whose name was Johannes Heinlein) was the school teacher in this town. I have visited this tiny village. At the time of Frank's birth there were about 150 people in the village and my family had 11 children.

I have a poorly translated copy of a diary written by my great-great grandfather.

Phillip Kerle
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