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LOUISE SCHUKAR SCHWAN FELLWOCK

Louisa Schukar Schwan Fellwock

Louise Fredericke Auguste Schukar, dau. of Peter and Henrietta Grawunder Schukar
- born 16 July 1832, Bernickow, Koenigsberg Neumark, Brandenburg
- died 24 June 1915, Evansville, Indiana, buried in Lutheran Cemetery
- married 2 September 1852, Dodge County, Wisconsin
1. Carl Gottlieb Schwan, son of Carl Fr. Schwan & Augusta Redlein.
- born 6 February 1825, Rufen, Soldin, Pommern
- died 29 December 1878, buried St. Paul, Fayette County, Illinois
Carl emigrated with his parents and siblings on Barq Russia, arriving in New York on September 15, 1846, the same ship with the Sasse and Fellwock families.
Louise emigrated with her parents from Hamburg on the Julie, arriving in New York on 25 May 1852.

Only a few months after Louisa's arrival in Dodge County, Wisconsin, she and Carl were married 2 September 1852 at the St Paul Pankow Church.
Carl kept a Family Register in which he recorded his marriage with Louisa, and the births and baptisms of his children.
They moved with their children to Wilberton Twp., Fayette County, Illinois in the 1860's. Carl died there in 1878, leaving Louisa with 6 children at home, the youngest only about 18 months ago.
On 15 January 1880, Louise married
2. Fred (Johann F.) Fellwock whose first wife Wilhelmine Sasse had died leaving him with several young children.

Photo of J. Fred Fellwock and Louise Schukar Schwan Fellwock New

Photo of Four Generations,
Louise Schukar Schwan, Marie Schwan Horstmann,
Alvina Horstman Grandt and little Leona Grandt



Louise's signature from an 1883 document in Fayette County, Illinois. New


    CHILDREN of Louise Schukar and Carl Schwan.
  1. Augusta Louise Ernestine Schwan,
    - born 31 January 1854, Wisconsin
    - baptized 12 February 1854, sponsors: Johann Gottfried Schwan, Ernestine Schwan, Frederick Schukar, and Wilhelmine Grewing
    - died 11 July 1931, Allen County, Indiana,
    - buried 14 July 1931 Allen County, Indiana, St. Martini Lutheran Cemetery
    - married 17 April 1873, Fayette Co., Illinois
    Louis (Johann F. L.) Gerke, son of Johann Diedrich Gerke & Agnes Elisabeth Trier
    - born 23 November 1848, Wayne Twp., Allen County, Indiana
    - died 3 December 1936
    - buried Allen Co., Indiana, St. Martini Lutheran Cemetery
    Augusta was the godmother of Fr. Wm. David Kuebler, and Oskar Otto Oswald Horstmann (son of her sister Maria Schwan Horstmann) at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Amherst, Buffalo County, Nebraska.
    Louis was accepted as a new member at Immanuel, Amherst, Nebraska, at the January 1886 meeting. He served several terms as lead singer. Not mentioned in Immanuel records after March 1895. He was godfather for Geo. Art. Luehr, Emma Leske, Eleonore Schukar (dau. of Carl Schukar & Emma Schukar). In Augsburg, Illinois, he performed the baptism of Ed. Bertram in absence of the pastor.
      CHILDREN:
    • Fritz (Carl F. L.) Gerke,
      - born 17 Jan 1874 Fayette Co., Illinois
      - confirmed 1888, Amherst, Nebraska, Immanuel Lutheran Church
      - died 19 November 1960, Allen County, Indiana
      - buried 22 November 1960, Allen County, Indiana, St. Martini Lutheran Cemetery.
      - married 7 June 1905, Allen County, Indiana Wilhelmine Rennekamp
      According to church records at Immanuel Lutheran, Amherst, Nebraska, Fritz was the godfather of Minna Ehresman (daughter of Wm. Ehresman & Mary Schukar). Fritz was confirmed there 9 Apr 1888.
    • Louise (Anna M. L.) Gerke,
      - born 5 May 1875 Fayette County, Illinois
      - confirmed 1889 Amherst, Buffalo County, Nebraska, Immanuel Lutheran Church
      - died 5 January 1979, Fort Wayne, Indiana
      - buried 8 January 1979, Fort Wayne, Indiana., Concordia Gardens
      - married 8 September 1898, to Henry C. Schwehn.
      According to church records at Immanuel Lutheran, Amherst, Nebraska, Louise was the godmother of Robert Oertwig (son of Fritz Oertwig & Johanna Wollenschlager), and Eleonore Schukar (dau. of Carl Schukar & Emma Schukar) in 1893. Louise was confirmed there on 14 April 1889.
    • William (Fred. W.A.) Gerke,
      - born 5 January 1878, Illinois, baptized 3 February 1878, Immanuel Lutheran, Fayette County, Illinois.
      - died 6 October 1956, Fort Wayne, Indiana
      - buried 8 October 1956, Fort Wayne, Indiana., Concordia Cemetery
      - married 30 March 1902, Allen County, Indiana, to Sophia E. Haugk.
      William was confirmed on 15 May 1892 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Amherst, Nebraska. At baptism, name was Carl Wilhelm August Gerke. Sponsors: Wilhelm Knospe, August Schukar, Anna Schwan, Anna Schukar.
    • Louis (Carl Louis) Georg Gerke,
      - born 6 April 1879, baptized 13 April 1879, Immanuel Lutheran, Fayette County, Illinois
      - died 17 May 1880, buried 18 May 1880, Immanuel Cemetery, Fayette County, Illinois
      At baptism, sponsors were George Hammel, Carl Schukar, Emma Schukar. According to his death record, he "died on Pentecost Monday, in convulsions."
    • Anna Louise Dorothea Gerke,
      - born 12 March 1881, Illinois
      - baptized 27 March 1881, Immanuel Lutheran, Fayette County, Illinois; sponsors: Louise Fellwock, Carl Oertwig, Wilhelmina Dorothea Knospe
      - died 12 September 1961, Fort Wayne, Indiana
      - buried 15 September 1961, Fort Wayne, Indiana., Concordia Cem.
      - married 1 September 1898, Allen Co., Indiana William H. Dickmeyer
      She was confirmed on 7 April 1895 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Amherst, Nebraska
    • Emilie Sophie Katharine Gerke,
      - born 27 October 1885, baptized 15 November 1885, Immanuel Lutheran, Buffalo County, Nebraska
      - died 2 April 1946, Allen County, Indiana,
      - buried 5 April 1946, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Concordia Cemetery
      - confirmed. 1899 Fort Wayne, Indiana, Zion Lutheran.
      - married 15 August 1906, Ernst H. C. Fuhrmann.
      Godparents: Robert Fellwock, Mary (Mrs. Henry) Herbst nee Thurnau, and Katharina (Mrs. Wm.) Luhr nee Brockschmidt.
    • Julie Minna Lydia Gerke,
      - born 23 March 1888, baptized 1 Apr 1888, Immanuel Lutheran, Buffalo County, Nebraska
      - died 1 May 1931, Allen Co., Indiana, buried 4 May 1931, Allen Co., Indiana, St. Martini Lutheran Cemetery
      - confirmed 1902, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Zion Lutheran
      - married 23 November 1907 Fred G. Hormann.
      Godparents: Mrs. Baumgarten, Carl Lieske, and Mrs. Frike.
    • Ida Amanda Hellena Gerke,
      - born 21 August 1890, baptized 7 September 1890, Immanuel Lutheran, Buffalo County, Nebraska
      - died 6 August 1979, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
      - buried 8 August 1979, Fort Wayne, Indiana., Concordia Cemetery
      - confirmed 1904, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Zion Lutheran
      - married 30 Nov 1911 Herman J. W. Bruick.
      Godparents: Hellena Heins, Ida Schukar, Wilhelm Albrecht.
      Called Edith Ida Amanda H. in the records in Fort Wayne from Richard Scheimann.
    • Christian Edward Louis Gerke, born 8 October 1892
      - baptized 6 Nov 1892, Immanuel Lutheran, Buffalo County, Nebraska; sponsors: Wilhelm Luhr, Karl Schukar, Louise Gerke, his older sister
      - died 27 June 1982, East Jackson, Michigan
      - buried 30 June 1982, Clear Lake, Indiana., Lutheran Cemetery
      - married 22 June 1917, to Ella Bleeke
    • Arthur Bernhard Christian Gerke, born 1 February 1895,
      - baptized 3 March 1895, Immanuel Lutheran, Buffalo County, Nebraska; sponsors: Amanda Schukar (daughter of Carl Schukar and Emma Schukar), Julie Meyer, and William Muller.
      - died 5 September 1953, Clear Lake, Indiana
      - buried 9 September 1953, Clear Lake, Indiana., Lutheran Cemetery
      - married Janette Johnston

  2. Mary Mathilde Schwan, born 14 May 1855, Dodge County, Wisconsin,
    - baptized 27 May 1855, Dodge County, Wisconsin; sponsors: Wilhelm Schwan, Ernestiene Schwan Pahl, Marie Sasse, Wilhelmine Grewing, Friedrich Schukar, Mrs. Fr. Jagow.
    - died 1941, buried Evansville, Indiana, Lutheran Cemetery
    - married 1 November 1877, Fayette County, Illinois
    August Henry Horstmann, son of Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Horstmann & Anne Dorothee Louise Christine Hundertmark
    - born 18 December 1849, Hahlen, Germany
    - died 1935, buried Evansville, Indiana, Lutheran Cemetery
    Accepted as a new member at Immanuel, Buffalo County, Nebraska, in April 1893.

    AUGUST HORSTMANN FAMIllinoisY
    Horstmann Family
    Click on photo for larger image.
    Photo courtesy of A. F Grandt, Jr.

      CHILDREN:
    • Martha Louise C. Horstmann, born 24 August 1878, Illinois
      - Married Mr. Bartels
    • Wilhelm "August" Friedrich Horstmann, born 12 May 1881
      - confirmed 18 May 1894, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Amherst, Nebraska
      - died 1954, buried Evansville, Indiana, Lutheran Cemetery
      - married about 1905 to Mary ---, born about 1887
      Nine known children.
    • Alvina Horstmann born 3 March 1883, in Square Town, Wilberton Twp., Fayette, Illinois
      - Died 18 March 1968, Vandalia, Fayette, Illinois
      - Married 5 February 1910, to Herman Grandt born 14 November 1884, died 7 March 1968
      Six children.
    • Agnes Horstmann, born June 1885 in Illinois
      - Married Mr Zulig
    • Josephine Horstmann, born October 1887, Illinois
      - married Mr. Hester
    • Arthur Horstmann, born April 1889, in Missouri
      - worked in a furniture factory in Evansville, Indiana
      - died about 1965
    • Walter E. Horstmann, born 2 July 1891 in Missouri
      - worked in a furniture factory, Evansville, Indiana
      - died November 1968
      - married about 1916 to Henrietta ---, born about 1891
      Five known children.
    • Otto Oskar Oswald Horstmann, born 9 July 1893, Buffalo County, Nebraska
      - baptized 6 August 1893 Amherst, Nebraska, Immanuel; godparents were William Luhr, Robert Fellwock, and Augusta Gerke nee Schwan
      - worked in a furniture factory worker, Evansville, Indiana
      - died May 1967; buried Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, Lutheran Cemetery
      - married 1) Pearl ---, born about 1893
      - married 2) Lillian Green nee ---, born about 1907
      Two known children
    • Hulda Horstmann, born July 1895 in Nebraska, died 4 June 1901
    • Marie Horstmann, born 19 Oct 1897 in Nebraska
      - died Aug 1986
      - married about 1923 to Henry Ruff, born about 1900
      Three known children.

  3. Anna Emilie Schwan, born 13 April 1857, Dodge County, Wisconsin
    - baptized 26 April 1857, sponsors: Fr. Schukar, Wm. Schwan, Wm. Pahl, Rosaline Schwan nee Mieske.
    - lived in Fayette County, Illinois, but in the 1930 census, was in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
    - died 4 July 1947, buried St. Paul, Fayette, Illinois
    - married 10 June 1880, Fayette County, Illinois
    Carl William Oertwig, son of Michael Oertwig & Dorothea Mueller
    - born 6 June 1856 Dodge County, Wisconsin
    - farmed in Fayette County, Illinois
    - died 12 May 1915, Altamont, Effingham, Illinois; buried St. Paul, Fayette, Illinois
      CHILDREN:
    • William A. Oertwig, born September 1882
      - died 1958, buried Evansville, Indiana
      - married Carrie Hoffherr
    • Rose Emilie Oertwig, born 28 November 1884, baptized 14 December 1884, St. Paul, Fayette, Illinois.
      - confirmed 1898, St. Paul, Fayette, Illinois, St. Paul Lutheran
      - died 6 March 1966, St. Peter, Illinois, at the home of her son Martin Wollin
      - married William Wollin
    • Carl L. Oertwig, born 27 June 1887
      - confirmed 1901, St. Paul, Illinois, St. Paul Lutheran
      - died 22 June 1973, Normal, McLean, Illinois
      - married 8 June 1911, to Emma Lena Ranft
    • Edward Johannes Hermann Oertwig, born 1 Jul 1889
      - baptized St. Paul, Illinois., St. Paul Lutheran
      - confirmed 1903, St. Paul, Fayette, Illinois., St. Paul Lutheran
      - died February 1966, residing Bloomington, Mclean, Illinois
      - married June 1910, Clara Louise Wilhelmine Rebbe.
    • Johanna Maria Augusta Oertwig, born 24 December 1891
      - confirmed 1906, St. Paul, Illinois, St. Paul Lutheran
      - died August 1980, residing Bloomington, Mclean, Illinois
      - married about 1917 to Fred H. Mueller
    • Bernhard Herman Heinrich Oertwig, Gravestone, Lower Amherst Cemetery, Portage Co., Wisconsin
      - born 7 March 1897, baptized 21 March 1897, St. Paul, Illinois, St. Paul Lutheran
      Sponsors were Hermann Torbeck, Heinrich Lange, and Marie Malchow
      - served in World War I.
      - resided 1973, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
      - died May 1976,
      - married about 1928 to Meta O. Schultz
    • Alvine Bertha Louise Oertwig, born 16 April 1900
      - baptized 29 April 1900 St. Paul, Illinois., St. Paul Lutheran, sponsors were Hermann Rubin, Bertha Malchow, and Louise Oertwig
      - died 20 May 1989, resided Princeville, Illinois
      - married about 1926 to Julius Eberle

  4. Martha Louise Schwan, born 19 October 1858, Dodge County, Wisconsin
    - baptized 19 October 1858, sponsors: Gottfried Schwan, Wilhelm Schwan.
    - died 6 October 1860

  5. Amalia Helene Schwan, born 27 July 1863, Dodge County, Wisconsin
    - baptized 27 July 1863, sponsors: Joh. G. Schwan, Rosaline Schwan, Ernestine Schwan Pahl.
    - died 27 July 1863.

  6. Carl Schwan, born 27 November 1867, Fayette County, Illinois
    - baptized 7 December 1867, sponsors: Friedrich Schukar, August Schukar, Bertha Petermann Schukar
    - died 16 July 1868, buried St. Paul, Fayette, Illinois.

  7. John August Fredrick Schwan born 6 September 1872, Wilberton Twp., Fayette County, Illinois
    - baptized 22 September 1872, sponsors: Friedrich Schukar, Heinrich Gerke, Louis Gerke, Bertha Petermann Schukar
    - died March 1949, in Fort Wayne, Indiana
    - buried Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne, Indiana
    - married 30 January 1896 to Christine F. W. Graff, 1875-1904
    - married 18 May 1905 to Mayme Callahan, 1873-1954
    These two women are buried next to Louisa Schukar Schwan Fellwock at Lutheran Cemetery, Evansville, Indiana
      CHILDREN:
    • Louis A. Schwan, born 13 February 1898, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana
      - died 27 October 1964, residing Evansville, Indiana
      - married Anna ---, died 21 September 1964
    • Paul B. Schwan, born 12 May 1900, died 15 March 1901, Evansville, Indiana
    • Ida C. Schwan, born 6 December 1901, Evansville, Indiana
      - died 24 November 1997, residing Evansville, Indiana
      - married about 1923 to Albert Klein, florist in Evansville, Indiana
      - born about 1902, died 28 April 1967, Evansville, Indiana. They had 5 children.
    • Carl Schwan, born August 1903, died 21 August 1904, Evansville, Indiana
    • John A Schwan,, born 7 January 1904, Evansville, Indiana; may have died as a baby.
    • Edward J. Schwan, born about 1906, Indiana
      - died 3 September 1956 in Georgia
      - married Loena ---

  8. Hulda Louise Schwan, born 5 July 1877, Fayette County, Illinois
    - baptized 8 July 1877, sponsers: Heinrich August Horstmann, Emma Schukar, Maria Elhorn Heilker
    - married 2 December 1906, to George Lambring
      SON:
    • Herbert Albert Lambring, born 9 June 1912
      - died December 1983
      - married 27 Jun 1937 to Flora Johnson

Thanks to Skip Gandt for the photos of the Horstmann family.
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