Posted By: Linda Smithberger Flaherty (email)
Date: 9/15/2005 at 23:16:37
According to the History of the Elkhorn Valley, Nebraska (1892(), the segment on Werner's son, Louis states Werner was born on
April 23, 1823 in Wuerrtemburg, Germany. Three
LDS records say April 27, 1823.
His German education included liberal educa-tion and as cabinet maker apprentice.(NE history)
In 1853, he sailed to the United States (New York)and was in the cabinet buisness in Cincin-
ati(history). He married Josephine Rottler, also
from Wuerrtmburg, in Cincinnati(the history)maybe on April 18, 1854 (family idea).
They stayed in Cincinnati a year, then moved to Guttenberg or the area, where he died seven years later. (history book) Death cause unknown.
Their children were Amelia; August, who died young; Louise, August's twin who died at birth; and Louis,(history) who married Wilhemina Zahn in Stanton, NE.Amelia married John Darling in Stanton, NE (Darling family Bible page, Stanton Co, NE marriage record, John Darling Stanton Co. 1880 Census). There is confusion about the years Amelia and the twins were born.
Before moving to Stanton, Josephine married
Mathias Leopold of Oxford or Iowa City, IA. Their
child was Ella Leipold, who married in Nicholas Kern in Stanton. (Stanton Co, NE marriage record)
They are buried in the Stanton City Cemetery. (Stanton cemetery records-birth and death dates)
(Tobias Mack Stanton Co 1880 Census)
In (Omaha?)Nebraska, Josephine married Tobias Mack and had son, Arthur Mack. Arthur married (in Omaha?), but died and is buried in Stanton, NE. The three latter are buried in the Stanton Cemetery. (cemetery records-J & T: birth & death dates, A-death date)
Louis Smithberger (Sr.) was a cattleman/farmer
in Stanton Co. He and Wilhemina are buried in the
Stanton Cemetery (death dates-records; birth: their Stanton Co. marriage license, headstones, and obituaries)
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