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Michael F., Jr. and Elise
(Elhorn) Oertwig

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Michael Friedrich Oertwig, Jr. son of Michael Fr. Oertwig
- born 4 March 1841, probably in Nahausen, Koenigsberg Neumark, Brandenburg
- immigrated 11 October 1854, arrived in New York on the Isaac Allerton
- lived in Dodge County, Wisconsin until about 1864
- farmed in Wilberton Township, Fayette County, Illinois
- died 13 July 1932, buried in St. Paul, Fayette County, Illinois
- married 14 December 1870 in Fayette County, Illinois to
Elise Marie Elhorn
- born 31 December 1847 in Prussia
- died 6 August 1934, buried in St. Paul, Fayette County, Illinois
Clipping about Michael and Elise Oertwig

Michael Oertwig signature
Signature of Michael Fr. Oertwig, 1886
From pension application of Maria Juhr Sasse

    CHILDREN:
  1. Frederick Heinrich August Oertwig, born 19 August 1872 in Illinois
    - died 23 February 1953, buried in St. Paul, Fayette County, Illinois
    - married 14 December 1899 in Fayette County, Illinois to
    Anna Elizabeth Meyer, daughter of Frederick Meyer and Sophie Wiese
    - born 5 May 1876 in Illinois - died 25 April 1951, buried in St. Paul, Fayette, Illinois
      CHILDREN:
    • Edwin Frederick Oertwig, born 7 September 1900 in Illinois
      - died 14 Septempber 1977, buried in Fayette County, Illinois, Immanuel, Augsburg.
      His WWI Draft Registration in Marion County describes him as medium height and build, blue eyes, dark hair
      - married 17 October 1926 to
      Eleanor A. Meseke, born 17 September 1905
      - died 2 April 1975, buried in Fayette County, Illinois, Immanuel, Augsburg.
      Two sons and two daughters including:
      - Living Oertwig, married Irene Minnie Moeller, born 25 February 1929, Kaskaskia Twp, Fayette County, Illinois
      - died 4 May 1998, Effingham, Illinois
    • Edna Johanna Barbara Oertwig, born 29 May 1905 in Illinois
      - died 8 October 1990 in St. Louis, Missouri
      - married about 1927 to
      Walter Neale, son of Richard and Hannah Neale
      born 11 January 1902, died July 1984, St. Louis, Missouri
    • Dora Emma Emelia Oertwig, born 5 November 1907 in Illinois; died 1957
      - married "Pick" Melner
    • Eleanora Sophia Eliza Oertwig, born 5 March 1903 in Illinois
      - died November 1987, St Louis County, Missouri. Never married.
    • Clara Louise Maria Oertwig, born 1910, died 1910, buried in St. Paul, Fayette, Illinois
    • Louisea Oertwig, born 1911, died 1911, buried in St. Paul, Fayette, Illinois
    • Laura Sophia Oertwig, born 26 September 1912, Illinois
      - died December 1984. Had lived in Denver, Colorado
      - married Fred Chandler
    • Adolph Dietrich August Oertwig, born 21 August 1916, died May 1982
      - married Berniece Jasper, born 6 September 1924, died August 1973
      Had lived at St. Peter, Fayette county, Illinois

  2. Louise Maria Oertwig, born November 1878 in Illinois
    - died February 1928
    - married Heinrich Henrichsmeyer, son of Ernst Henrichsmeyer and Frederieke Muelke
    - born 30 April 1878, in Illinois
    - died 24 December 1944, in Vandalia, Fayette, Illinois
    - buried in St. Paul, Fayette, Illinois, St. Paul Lutheran.
      CHILDREN:
    • Rose Margaret Henrichsmeyer,
      - born 22 August 1903, in Illinois, died 18 December 1991
      - married (1) Albert Remmert. Drowned.
      - married 22 November, 1947, in Metamora, Illinois, as his second wife,
      (2) Herman C. W. Sasse, son of Frank (Franz) Sasse and Carolina Harmeier
      - born 5 September 1895, in Fayette County, Illinois
      - died 16 February 1969, in Vandalia, Fayette, Illinois
      - buried 18 February 1969, in Fayette County, Illinois, Immanuel, Augsburg
      - lived and farmed in Kaskaskia, Fayette, Illinois
      Herman had several children by his first wife
      Gravestone of Herman and Rose Sasse
      As his second wife, Rose
      - married (3) John Louis Schroeder, (son of Fredrick Schroeder and Emelia Eichmann)
      - born 19 November 1895, in Sharon Township, Fayette County, Illinois
      - lived and farmed in Wilberton Township, Fayette, Illinois
      - died 1987, buried in St. Paul, Fayette County, Illinois
    • Walter Ernst Frederick Henrichsmeyer, born 14 July 1905 in Illinois, died September 1984.
      - married Dena Demange, born 4 May 1903, died January 1979
      - Had lived at Metamora, Woodford County, Illinois
    • Olga Anna Carolina Henrichsmeyer, born 3 January 1908, died March 1979.
      Had lived in Decatur, Macon County, Illinois. Never married
    • Elna Louise Mathilde Henrichsmeyer, born 7 April 1910, St. Paul, Illinois
      - died 23 October 1992 in Centralia, Marion county, Illinois
      - married 6 November 1921 at Shobonier, Illinois, to
      Louis Schmid, 16 November 1902; died April 1982. Had lived at Patoka, Marion county, Illinois.
      They were survived by two daughters.
    • Alma Emma Louise Henrichsmeyer, born 5 January 1913 in Fayette County, Illinois
      - died 21 December 1997 in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois
      - married 31 October 1934,
      Ernest Petzel, 15 July 1909, died 12 March 1997. Had lived in Peoria, Illinois.
    • Carl Henrichsmeyer, born 14 January 1916, died 2 October 1979
      Had served in the military during World War I.
    • Living Henrichsmeyer,
      - married 14 February 1946 at St. Paul, Fayette County, Illinois, to
      Albert William Torbeck, born 9 May 1912, in Illinois
      - died 11 November 2001. Had lived at Kinmundy, Marion, Illinois

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