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Carl Friedrich and Friederika


Carl Friedrich Oertwig born 1817 in Prussia
married Friederike ---, born about 1816 in Prussia
- immigrated on the Habsburg, arriving in New York on 7 May 1880.

[This man may be the one listed in records in Nahausen, where a Carl Friedrich Oertwig was born 22 November 1817 to Gottfried Oertwig and his wife Dorothea Maria Niemann. He was baptized 30 November 1817 in Nahausen. Unfortunately, later records which could include the marriage of Carl and Friedrich Oertwig, along with the baptisms of their children, are not available.]

They were in Kaskaskia Township, Fayette County, Illinois, in the 1880 census, but have not been identified in any later censuses or other records. Mrs. Oertwig was listed as Friederike on the passenger list, but as Lucretia in the 1880 census.
Known children

  1. Louisa Oertwig, born about 1849
    - immigrated May 1880 on the Habsburg
    - living with her parents in the 1880 census. No more information

  2. Fred "Fritz" Carl Otto Oertwig, born 28 Oct 1849, Nahausen, Brandenburg, Prussia
    - immigrated 1874 on the Ernst Moritz Arndt
    - farmer in Fayette County, Illinois
    - died 20 Oct 1910, buried at Augsburg, Fayette County, Illinois
    - married 9 February 1880, Fayette County, Illinois to
    Auguste Dorothea Wilhelmine Schukar, daughter of Johann David Schukar and Friederike Hollmichel
    - born May 1860, Koenigsberg, Brandenburg, Prussia
    - immigrate September 1879
    - died 1951, buried at Augsburg, Fayette County, Illinois
    No children. After Fritz died, Auguste married on 28 July 1914 to Henry Hahn, b 1857, died 1934.


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