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Verena Waegelin Fritz


Posted By: Jacob O. Fritz (email)
Date: 3/3/2004 at 01:17:58

Verena Waegelin was born 8 May 1817 in Diessenhofen, Thurgau, Switzerland to Jacob Waegelin and Verena Anna Fischli. Her family can be documented back to 1593 in the same Swiss village. Verena married Ludwig (Louis) Fritz 27 January 1847 in Diessenhofen. Ludwig was a German national. Verena and Ludwig had eight children in Switzerland, two daughters and six sons. A daughter and two sons died in Switzerland. Verena, age 49, and three children immigrated 17 October 1866 to the U.S.A. on the ship, "Ericsson" from Antwerp to New York City. The children were Elisabetha, age 18; Conrad, age 17; and Wilhelm age 7. Ludwig and two sons, Jacob and Ludwig E., had immigrated the previous year(1865) and settled in Allamakee County, Iowa. Verena died 30 January 1894 and is buried in the Lansing Ridge Cemetery, Allamakee County, Iowa.

- source of info: "Ericsson" Wisconsin Historical Society microfilm #P 77-1023
- written & submitted by Jacob O. Fritz


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