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Name Caroline Ann BALDER18
Birth 10 March 1854, Peterwitz, Silesia, Prussia36
Death 15 February 1918, Foley, Benton Co., MN64
Burial Duelm, Benton Co., MN64
Immigration On 20 Apr 1870 Left Hamburg On The Saxonia And Arrived In New York On 6 May 187064
Father Carl F. BALDER (1820-1897)
Mother Maria RATTER (1820-1895)
Spouses
1 Martin HERBST18
Birth 2 November 1838, Obereschach, Baden, Germany61
Death 7 December 1913, Duelm, Benton Co., MN62
Burial 9 December 1913, Duelm, Benton Co., MN62
Occupation Employed By A Freight Train Company In IN; Farmed In MN And Was Also The Town Clerk63,64
Cause of death Chronic Myocarditis Caused By Pulmonary Congestion62
Immigration 15 Feb 185365
Mother Katharina SPECK
Marriage 28 December 1871, Duelm, Benton Co., MN64
Children Joseph Charles (1872-1949)
Charles Joseph (1874-1945)
Albert F. (1877-1915)
Adolph Robert (1880-1957)
Clara Theresa (1883-1965)
William Joseph (1886-1959)
Alma Mary (1892-1975)
Notes for Caroline Ann BALDER
Caroline, the fifth of nine children, was born in Mar of 1854 in what is now the area of Silesia in Poland - but at that time was the town of Kanitz, Schlessian, a part of Prussia . Her father Carl was a brewer and married to Marie Ratter. On the 20 of Apr 1870, the Balders set sail for America onboard the "Saxonia", which left from Hamburg, Germany. They arrived in New York on May 6, 1870. They settled in Duelm, Benton Co., MN where Caroline was married a bit more than a year later. Caroline spoke Polish and German, and apparetnly was quite outspoken, unlike Martin who was more reserved. Caroline was a sturdy, hard-working, and outgoing farm wife. They lived on a farm next to her parents and raised their 8 children there. Their children grew up speaking Polish and German and, like most kids in that era, they learned English only after starting grade school. 70

Caroline's daughter, Alma, lived with her in Foley, Benton Co., MN after Martin passed away. She took care of her mother, who was suffering from diabetes. Caroline was impressed by Alma's beau, Anthony Kroska. He used to push her in her wheel chair while they went on walks. 71
Notes for Martin & Caroline Ann (Family)
Married by Father Joseph Buh and witnesses were Caroline's brother, Charles Balder, and Magdalena Megis.64
Last Modified 6 December 2007 Created 15 September 2008 using Reunion for Macintosh

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