Patti Simpson's
AMMAN Genealogy Page



My grandparents:

Ervin Herman Theodore AMMAN
Marie Veda RUOPP

Ervin Herman Theodore AMMAN was born on 08 JAN 1896 near Wilcox, NE. He was one of six children born to Carl (Charlie) AMMAN and Sophia BOLDT.

Ervin grew up on a farm located north of Naponee, Nebraska. On 22 JUL 1918, at the age of 22, Ervin was called up to go serve in World War I. He was sent to an army training camp and served with Service Park Unit No. 451, Motor Transport Corp. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On 01 DEC 1918 Ervin was promoted to Sergeant, Motor Transport Corps. After serving less than a year, Ervin was then honorably discharged as a Sergeant from the army on 08 APR 1919.

I would like to note that upon writing the U.S. Government in 1995, it was learned that Ervin Amman's military Record was lost in a fire in 1973. The government issued a formal letter of service but all records were lost. Upon his return from the war, he went back to work on the farm and raising livestock. He began dating Marie sometime before 1920.

Marie Veda RUOPP was b. 25 DEC 1902 at Bloomington, Franklin County, Nebraska. She was the youngest of four children born to Chris and Minnie RUOPP. Chris RUOPP moved the family often. Marie first attended school in Bloomington. In 1911 Marie is listed as attending school in Axtell, Nebraska Dist. 57, Kearney County with her sister Ella. Marie graduated from Bloomington High School, Bloomington, Franklin County, Nebraska in 1919?.

In the early 1920's before Ervin and Marie were married, they were part of a musical group called " The Turkey Creek Hawaiians". They played and sang at gatherings. Ervin played the violin and Marie played the ukulele. Other members of the band included, Esther AMMAN, Walter AMMAN, and Helena SINDT.??

Ervin AMMAN was baptized, confirmed and became a member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church located north of Republican City, Nebraska. He attended Sindt School through the eighth grade, one year at the St. Paul Lutheran School, one year at a church school in Sterling, Nebraska and one year at a mechanics school in Kansas City, MO. He was a veteran of World War I, serving as a mechanic until he was honorably discharged on 08 APR 1919. He was a member of the American Legion Posts of Bloomington and Naponee. He served on the Naponee School Board and Town Board for many years.

During the summer of 1920, 1921 and 1922, Marie attended Normal School to further her education in teaching. She attended Kearney State College's Normal School in 1920 and 1921 and then the University of Nebraska at Lincoln's Normal School the summer of 1922.

Marie applied for her first teaching position at the Sindt Country School for the 1920-21 school year. Her friend and future sister-in-law, Esther AMMAN went with her to apply for the teaching position in front of the School Board. Charlie AMMAN, Esther's father and Marie's future father-in-law was on the school board at the time Marie applied. When the School Board said she didn't have any previous experience, Esther AMMAN spoke up and said, "How's she supposed to get experience if you won't hire her?" Marie got the job.

Marie taught in the Sindt School District #14 for the 1920-21 and the 1921-22 school year which consisted of nine months each. She was paid $90.00 a month. She then taught in the Naponee School Dist. #4 for the 1922-23 and 1924-25 school year for $100.00 a month. Marie taught school until she married Ervin in November 1925.

Marie remembers Ervin taking a load of cattle to market at Kansas City and only coming back with her diamond engagement ring. Ervin never did tell Marie what the ring cost.

Ervin was married to Marie Veda RUOPP on 25 NOV 1925 in Bloomington, Nebraska. To them four children were born:

(1) Shirley Beatrice AMMAN, b. 27 SEP 1928, m. 28 DEC 1952 to Leonard Paul DICKE. (Write for more information);

(2) Lois Evelyn AMMAN, b. 08 MAR 1930, m. 03 DEC 1950, to James Elroy BUTTERMORE. (Write for more information);

(3) Glenn Ervin AMMAN, b. 28 DEC 1932. Glenn never married. (Write for more information);

(4) Lorene Ella AMMAN, b. 11 OCT 1937, Holdrege, Phelps County, Nebraska, m. 18 NOV 1956, Naponee, Nebraska to Rodney Jerol RICHTER. (Write for more information)

Around 1935, Ervin and Marie moved to Perth, a separate section of town located just southeast of Naponee, Nebraska. This is the about the time Ervin started a hauling business with Marvin Jackson. On 24 SEP 1948 Ervin assumed full ownership of the business that turned into his gravel business, Amman Sand & Gravel. Hauling gravel was not easy in those days. Every load had to be shoveled on and off by hand.

In 1948 they moved to a home located on lots 5, 6, 7 & 8 in block 11 in the Village of Naponee, Nebraska. The purchased the home for $1,500.00 from Ernest Hausermann located one block south of the Naponee water tower right next to where the Boswick irrigation canal goes under Naponee. This is where they continued to live.

Ervin worked his gravel business until his retirement. His son Glenn began working out at the gravel pit after he returned from the service and his son-in-law Rodney RICHTER began work with him after Rodney married his daughter Lorene. His son-in-law Jim BUTTERMORE also worked some with Ervin out at the pit when he was first married to his daughter Lois. Just about all of Ervin's grandsons also worked some summers out at the gravel pit.

The following is a copy of a write up by Ervin and Marie for their 50th wedding anniversary celebration in 1975:

"Ervin and Marie were married November 25, 1925 at 5:00 p.m. at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chris RUOPP. Will Sindt was best man and Helena Sindt Haecker was bridesmaid. Esther Amman McClary played the wedding music. Parents and close relatives attended the wedding. After the wedding, the young couple traveled to Holdrege and attended a concert by the famous Sousa Band.

"The first years of marriage were spent farming on the Charles Amman home place north of Naponee. These first years were a little rough. During the first year of marriage, Marie had to have major surgery in Omaha. Along with this, the dust storms, grasshoppers, and low, low prices made it a little tough to keep going. Ervin (dad) remembers selling eggs for 5 cents a dozen, hogs for 3 cents a pound and cattle for 5 cents. After about ten years of this, they decided to move to Naponee.

"Ervin started his own trucking business hauling most everything he could. I might add some of the trucks he used would have never passed an inspection test now. He had a few hair raising experiences with them. It was during this time he started selling sand. This was during the depression and business was a little slow most of the time. Nevertheless they managed to raise four children - Shirley, Lois, Glenn and Lorene. We never had any modern conveniences but we never went hungry and we always had warm clothes to wear. A standard joke around our table was always - please don't fix beans and potatoes. We all have memories of eating mostly green beans and potatoes one winter. Mom raised an ample supply that year and had canned plenty so that it seemed to be the only thing we ever had. It really wasn't that bad though. Mom always canned everything she could get her hands on and she still does.

"We never had TV in those days but we always had fun gathering around the piano while mom played, dad would play the violin, and we would all sing. Mom and dad taught us all to love music and this has carried on to all the grandchildren as well.

"Marie and Ervin have 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Shirley is married to Leonard DICKE. They live in McCook and have three children - Larry, Janice, and Karen. Larry is the oldest and is married. His wife's name is Deann and they have a little daughter 8 months old named Chantel Marie.

Lois is married to Jim BUTTERMORE. They live in Republican City and Alma. They have four children - Diana, Jim, Gary and Alun. Diana is married to Tim MILLER and they have two children - Chris and Michelle. Jim is married and his wife's name is Maria (nee LOVERSO). They are the newly weds in the family.

"Lorene is married to Rodney RICHTER. They live in Naponee. They have three children - Cheryl, Patti and Steven.

"Glenn is single and living at home.

"We have many wonderful memories of our family life together. We are so glad we have shared a part of your first 50 years together."

Ervin AMMAN passed away unexpectedly on 03 DEC 1983 at Bryan Memorial Hospital in Lincoln, NE. He is buried at the Naponee Cemetery in Naponee, NE.

Marie AMMAN lived at home in Naponee, Nebraska with her son Glenn up until her death. Marie passed away on Friday, May 24, 1996 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska after a two week illness. Marie was 93 years old. She was loved by everyone who knew her and I miss her terribly.


My great grandparents:

Carl "Charlie" Gottlieb AMMAN
Sophia Marie W. BOLDT

Carl "Charlie" Gottlieb AMMAN , was born on 16 MAY 1867 at Waverly, Iowa. He was the oldest child of 14 born to Gottlieb AMMAN(N) and Elizabeth GROSSMANN.

Sophia Marie Wilhemena BOLDT was born on 16 SEP 1870 at Mecklenburg, Schwerin, Germany. She was the oldest child of six born to Fredrick BOLDT and Fredricka KOPCKE.

Carl AMMAN was married to Sophia Marie Wilhelmena BOLDT on 06 SEP 1888 and to them 6 children were born:

(1) Adolph Gottlieb AMMAN, b. 04 JUN 1889 Ash Grove, Wilcox, NE, m. 06 MAR 1912 Naponee, NE to Anna SINDT, d. 14 AUG 1940 Holdrege, Phelps Co., NE, buried St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Republican City, Harlan County, NE . (Write for more information);

(2) Hilda Julia AMMAN, b. 25 APR 1892, m. 04 JUN 1913 to William FRATZKE, d. 05 MAR 1950 Naponee, NE, buried St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Republican City, Harlan County, NE. William FRATZKE was b. 1889 and d. in 1971 and is buried at the St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Republican City, Harlan County, NE. (Write for more information);

(3) Ervin Herman Theodore AMMAN, b. 08 JAN 1896 Wilcox, NE, m. 25 NOV 1925, Naponee, NE to Marie Veda RUOPP, d. 03 DEC 1983 Lincoln, NE, buried Naponee Cemetery, Naponee, Franklin County, NE (See their section above for more information);

(4) Esther Elizabeth Frederica AMMAN, b. 17 NOV 1902 Naponee, Franklin Co., NE, m. 13 APR 1929, Paduch, KY to William Raymond McCLARY, d. 21 MAY 1986 Rock Port, Missouri, buried Brownville, NE . (See their section for more information)

(5) Walter Franz AMMAN, b. 29 JAN 1904, m. 04 JUN 1926, Ames, IA to Hildegard BREDOW, d. 06 JUL 1961 Mary Greely Hospital, Ames, Iowa. (See their section for more information);

(6) Margaret Pauline AMMAN, b. 22 MAR 1913, m. 22 SEP 1937 to Alun MORRIS. (Write for more information)

In the 1905 Standard Atlas of Franklin County, Nebraska there is a listing of residents. Charles AMMAN is among them being listed as a resident of Franklin County since 1878. The atlas lists the following: "AMMAN, Chas., Side Hill Stock Farm, Breeder of Duroc Jersey Hogs, Section 19, Township Farmers, P.O. Naponee, 1878."

Charlie AMMAN was employed as a carpenter, livestock breeder and farmer. One note of interest, is that Marie Amman remembers Charlie Amman as having very big hands.

Carl (Charlie) AMMAN died on 21 JUL 1924 and is buried at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery located North of Republican City, Nebraska.

At an early age Sophia was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church, remaining a faithful member all her life. At the age of two years she traveled with her parents to America at first staying with friends at Detroit, Michigan, later moving to Ashton, Ill. In the year 1879 Sophia's family moved to Nebraska where they settled on a homestead near Wilcox, NE. Here they lived in a sod house. Sophia and Carl Amman were married for 35 years at the time of Carl's death in 1924.

On 02 APR 1929 she was united in marriage to Emil Sindt. In the fall of 1931 she suffered a stroke and was in failing health until she passed away on 23 JAN 1950 in Riverton, NE at the age of 79 years. I would like to note that I think the dates given in the obituary this was taken from could be wrong. The 1931 could have been "1941".

Also in the 1905 Standard Atlas of Franklin County, Nebraska, Charlie AMMAN is listed as a land owner in the Farmer Township of 240 acres. Specifically, the land was located in the E1/2 of NW1/4; W1/2 of NE1/4; SW1/4 of NW1/4; NW1/4 of SW1/4 Section 19, Township 2, Range 16. No house is shown located on the map, but this is the area that Charlie and Sophia AMMAN did live.


My great-great-grandparents:

Carl Gottlob AMMAN(N)
Elizabeth GROSSMANN

Carl Gottlob AMMAN(N) was born on 04 NOV 1843 in Memmingen, Bavaria Germany to Karl Gottlieb AMMAN(N) and Christian Anna KELLER.

Elizabeth C. GROSSMANN was born on 14 AUG 1849 in Hasse-Darmstadt, Germany to Rev. George Martin GROSSMANN and Nannie STEPPES.

Carl Gottlob AMMAN was married to Elizabeth GROSSMANN on 10 APR 1866 in Waverly, Iowa. To this union 14 children were born, two dying in infancy:

(1) Carl Gottlieb AMMAN, b. 16 MAY 1867 Waverly, Iowa, m. 06 SEP 1888 to Sophia BOLDT d. 21 JUL 1924, buried St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Republican City, Harlan County, NE (See their section above);

(2) Paul George AMMAN, b. 22 JUN 1869, never married, d. 04 APR 1947, buried St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Republican City, Harlan County, NE ;

(3) Gottfried Herman AMMAN, b. 04 SEP 1872, m. 30 DEC 1896 to Augusta Caroline PETER, d 16 JUL 1934;

(4) Wilhemina Anna Mary AMMAN, b. 21 APR 1874 Waverly, IA, m. (date?) to Tecumseh Sherman WORSHAM, d. 28 MAR 1955, buried ?;

(5) Anna Amelia (May) AMMAN, b. 23 Feb 1879 Waverly, IA, m. 08 MAY 1897 to U. Grant ETHERTON, d. 10 SEP 1930, buried ?;

(6) Emma Barbara AMMAN, b. 05 AUG 1878 Waverly, IA, m. date ? to Adam KLEBER, d. 22 MAY 1913, buried St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Republican City, Harlan County, NE;

(7) Albert Frederick AMMAN, b. 17 AUG 1880 Wilcox, NE, m. 01 Jan 1907 to Bessie CARTER, d. 12 JUL 1955, buried ?;

(8) Bertha Heneretta AMMAN, b. 24 JUL 1882 Wilcox, NE, m. date ? to Emanuel HACKENBERGER, d. 01 MAY 1940, buried ?;

(9) Martha Caroline Julia AMMAN, b. 09 JUN 1884 Franklin Co., NE, m. 06 DEC 1908 to George M. FISHER, d. 13 JAN 1981, buried ?;

(10) Adolph G. AMMAN, b. 1886 d. 1886, buried St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Republican City, Harlan County, NE;

(11) Ida M. AMMAN, b. 1887 d. 1887, buried St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Republican City, Harlan County, NE;

(12) Nannie Marea Fredericka AMMAN, b. 23 AUG 1889 Franklin Co., NE, m. 28 MAY 1913 to August KLEBER, d. 03 MAY 1974, buried ?;

(13) Amanda Sophia AMMAN, b. 12 OCT 1891 Franklin Co., NE, m. 07 MAR 1920 to Karl SINDT, d. 21 JAN 1945, buried ?;

(14) Frederick Gottfried Johannes AMMAN, b. 16 NOV 1893 Franklin Co., NE, m. 05 APR 1920 to Erna BREDOW, d. 22 FEB 1957, buried ?.

In 1884 Carl & Elizabeth AMMAN live on the SW1/4 of Section 20, Township 3, Range 16 in Franklin County, NE. Their oldest six children then attended School District #36 in a sod house.

Carl AMMAN(N) died on 16 NOV 1933 at Karl and Amanda SINDT's located north of Naponee, Nebraska. He is buried at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery located North of Republican City, Nebraska.

Elizabeth GROSSMANN passed away in 1916 and is buried at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in Republican City, Nebraska.

The following story was written by Wilhemina Anna Mary AMMAN WORSHAM, the oldest daughter of Carl AMMAN(N) and Elizabeth GROSSMANN:

MEMOIRS OF HER FATHER AND MOTHER

TOLD BY THEIR OLDEST DAUGHTER:

"At a very early age they immigrated to this country settling in the vicinity of Waverly, Iowa. It was there they met and married on April 10, 1866. He was 21 and she was 17.

"They were married in a little country church in the Saint Sebald community in Iowa by her father, Rev. Grossman. (Great Grandfather Grossman was Dean of Music at the Lutheran School in Waverly, Iowa.)

"They started housekeeping on a little farm near by. The country was very new at this time -- little land being cleared up. Strawberry Point which is now a city, had only one log cabin at the time. It was a lonely place for a young bride. Often papa didn't get home until after dark and mama was glad for a big New Foundland dog which wouldn't let any one come near the house until mama spoke to him.

"Both these young folk were fine Christians and on their first morning in their home, they set up their altar, reading the Bible, singing a song, and having prayers; and this they kept up as long as they lived, letting nothing interfere no matter who was there or what was to be done.

"When they had six children, papa took the 'Western Fever'; so they equipped a covered wagon and prepared to leave for what was then called the West (middle Nebraska). Papa had been corresponding with a Rev. Hass who was trying to establish a Lutheran congregation; so that was their destination.

"A covered wagon is a small place to store what a family of eight would need, but a little place was reserved where it was handy for a Bible and prayer book, and every morning before starting, a chapter was read and prayers were said. When we arrived at the Missouri River, we crossed it on a ferry at Plattsmouth. We also took with us our big New Foundland dog (Carlo) who saved us children from being bitten by rattlesnakes several times.

"It was a long trek-- between three and four weeks. To rest ourselves, we children often ran behind the wagon. We always stayed in camp over Sunday. Mama washed and got things in shape for another week. As we traveled along, other wagons joined us until there were around eight or nine.

"When we arrived at Rev. Hass's we found they lived in a dugout, and I can hear mama say, "Have I come to this?"

"We lived in a little abandoned sod house about 14' by 14' until papa homesteaded on a quarter of land about four miles from what is now Wilcox. While we lived in this soddy, during an awful storm, lightening struck the house. We were all in the room, but none of us were hurt, and we had a Thanksgiving prayer service. These were hard times. We had to haul water in barrels on a sled for a mile. One winter all the vegetables we had was turnip kraut. Papa trimmed a tumble weed for a Christmas tree.

"The folks always made much of Christmas. Papa always trimmed the tree himself. When everything was ready and the candles all lit, we would go in. Sometimes there weren't many presents, but there was always something for everyone.

"So many things crowd in on my memories, but these are two outstanding ones -- the first, I call 'The Thrill of My Life'. After living there about three years, I was told that I could go with papa to see a town. I rode about 20 miles on a load of wheat. It rained on us most of the way, but what did that matter when I was going to see a town! Papa and I slept in a livery barn and came back the next day. Then there is the time when Paul and Herman got lost in the fog. They started to go to the Post Office about two o'clock in the afternoon. They hadn't been gone but a little while when a heavy fog come up. The Post Office was three miles East from us, but the boys didn't get there but were lost. When the boys didn't return, the folks became alarmed and started out to find them. Night came on and still they hadn't found the boys. Mr. Boldt and a bachelor neighbor helped in the search. The night was pitch dark. No one could see where he was going. Mr. Shaw finally found them at a little sod house where two old folk lived. They had come there about two o'clock in the morning. It was six miles from home. They had walked in a circle of about ten miles. Paul said the coyotes howled and Herman cried most of the time, but he kept hold of his hand and kept going. Paul was nine and Herman seven.

"Albert and Bertha were born here. Rev. Hass had come West for his health (he had T.B.) but did not improve and after several months passed away. He had established a Lutheran Church of the Iowa Synod, but a group of folk from Illinois moved into the community who belonged to the Missouri Synod, and it wasn't long before a minister from this Synod was called and after that papa wasn't happy in his church life, and decided to move into a different location. He traded the homestead for some land seven miles South from where we were living, and here again he had to start from the bottom as there weren't any buildings on the place.

"Shortly after moving, papa looked around to see if he couldn't get a church started. Two well-to-do farmers on Turkey Creek offered to help and the settlers in the hills were notified and a day set for services. A minister promised to come once a month and on the other Sundays, someone read a sermon. All they had at first was an old abandoned sod shack, a few half-windows, just straight benches. The ceiling was willow with sod and then filled with dirt. One Sunday the children in front acted frightened and it was found that a big snake was crawling up in the willows. They killed the snake and the services went on. It wasn't too long before they built a little church. Mr. Fritz donated some land, and everyone came to help -- some broke sod, some hauled it, and some laid it up; and by night the walls were ready for the roof. When it was finished, it was quite comfortable, and here we attended church for a good many years. We always had to get up an hour earlier on Sunday as we had to drive five miles with a team.

"Here papa and mama lived a full life, bearing all things to all men. He was a peace-maker, spiritual advisor, also had a full medicine chest and helped a good many sick folk get well. Mama was always called when there was a confinement case and other sickness. No one was ever turned away who needed help in a way they could give it. I have always thanked God for my parents' faithful teaching and example.

"Six more children were born while we lived here, two dying in infancy. Four of us were married while living here. How the folks kept us all in food and clothing is still a mystery to me with a drought year after year, grasshoppers, chinch bugs, hail, and blizzards. How did they???!

"We had good times too, but we had to make them ourselves. We always had a fine literary Meeting; everyone taking his turn doing something. Then there were the debates. Mr. Brebner, Elmer Weston, S.Y. Hart, and Mary Ross were all good debaters. We younger ones learned a lot from these debates. And what a big day the Fourth of July was -- a big picnic with races of all kinds, pink lemonade-- big jars full. But most of all it was Christmas that was the really big event of the year. In the morning everyone went to church, then that big dinner, and everyone stayed for the evening. And what fun we did have playing all kinds of games and pranks on each other. Papa always brought out the lovely Christmas Carols, and we had a 'Sing Fest'. How he did love to sing, and he and mama had such fine voices.

"In 1900 the folks again were hard-pressed with debts; papa having lost a lot on a horse deal; so again they went West to Colorado where papa had salvaged some land, and again they started from the bottom. They attended church in a Russian Settlement. They lived there until 1911 then came back to Nebraska to make a home for their son Paul who had never married. While they lived with Paul they celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary (April 10, 1916). Mama wasn't very well at the celebration, and she never got better, but passed away that Fall. Amanda kept house for Fred and Paul until she and Karl were married; then papa made his home with them until his death.

"Fred said he remembers one incident. Father Amman went to Stratton (while he lived in Colorado) with a team and wagon (of course). A terrible blizzard came up. The snow covered the horses' eyes. Father Amman some how got into a fenced pasture and drove around and around. A number of times he was close to home. Mother Amman hung a lighted lantern on the windmill tower and only through it and the protection of the angels did he make it home in safety.

"I read a letter (German) Father Amman wrote to Grandmother Grossmann in 1913, the day after Ella Amman Buising was born. He said Mother had helped at the time of the birth and was very tired that evening, and had already gone to bed at 7 o'clock since she was up most of the night before. (sent in by Erna BREDOW AMMAN)."


My great-great-great-grandparents:

Karl Gottlob AMMAN
Anna Maria BUDER

Karl Gottlob AMMAN was born on 20 SEP 1812 in Memmingen, Germany. He was one of ? children born to Michael AMMAN and ?. Karl was confirmed on Thursday before Palm Sunday in 1826. His occupation was a Gurtler. Carl came to the U.S. on 04 APR 1850 and established the Frankenhilf colony in Michigan in 1850.

Anna Maria BUDER was born 29 AUG 1810 in Memmingen, Germany.

Karl and Anna were married on 04 JUL 1836 in Memmingen. To them the following children were born:

(1) Michael AMMAN, b. 08 OCT 1838, Memmingen, d. 01 OCT 1838, Memmingen;

(2) Anna AMMAN, b. 05 JAN 1840, d. in infancy;

(3) Anna AMMAN, b. 02 AUG 1841 in Memmingen, confirmed Quasimodogenti Sunday 1855 at St. Sebald, m. 19 FEB 1860 to George SCHUCHMANN, d. 06 FEB 1917 at St. Sebald, Iowa. Came from Gross Bieberau, Hessen, Germany to U.S. in 1852;

Anna Marie BUDER died on 16 MAY 1842 in Memmingen, Germany. After her death, Karl AMMAN remarried on 18 AUG 1842 in Memmingen to Anna Christina KELLER.

Anna Christina KELLER was born 02 MAR 1816 in Memmingen, Germany to an innkeeper. She was confirmed in the Lutheran Faith in 1829. Karl and Anna KELLER AMMAN had the following children:

(1) Karl Gottlob AMMAN, b. 04 NOV 1843, m. 10 APR 1866 to Elizabeth GROSSMANN, d. 16 NOV 1933; (My Direct line. See their section above)

(2) Fredrich Wilhelm AMMAN, b. 10 MAR 1845, d. 20 APR 1845 Memmingen, Germany;

(3) Maria AMMAN, b. 18 MAR 1846, d. 06 NOV 1846;

(4) Katharina AMMAN, b. 18 APR 1848, Memmingen, m. 12 MAY 1869 to Karl Gottlob KREBS, d. ?;

(5) Christine AMMAN, b. 14 SEP 1851 at Frankenhilf, Michigan, baptised 17 SEP 1851, sponsor Christ HUBONGER of Frankenmuth;

(6) Johannes AMMAN, b. 12 JUN 1853 in Frankenhilf, baptised 19 JUN 1853, godfather was Johannes DEINDORFER, pastor of Frankenhilf.

Karl Gottlob AMMAN died on 20 DEC 1877 of diabetes and dropsy. He was confirmed on the Thursday before Palm Sunday in 1826. His occupation was a Gurtler. Karl came to the U.S. on 04 APR 1850 and established the Frankenhilf colony in Michigan 1850. Due to doctrinal differences he moved to Iowa in 1853. He helped found St. Sebald Lutheran Church and Iowa Lutheran Synod. His funeral was held on 21 DEC 1877 by Pastor G. H. Fuchs with the sermon text Matthew 25 verse 21.

Anna Christina KELLER died 29 JUL 1872 at 4:00 AM at Strawberry Point, Iowa. Her funeral was 30 JUL 1872 by Prof. Sigmund Fritschel. She is buried at St. Sebald, Iowa.


My great-great-great-great-grandparents

Michael AMMAN

Michael AMMAN was born 14 AUG 1782 in Memmingen, Bavaria, Germany. His occupation was a Handelsmann. The name of his first wife is unknown. He had three children with her:

(1) Karl Gottlob AMMAN, b. 20 SEP 1812 Memmingen, Germany, d. 20 DEC 1877;

(2) Anna Katharina AMMAN, b. 16 JUN 1811 Memmingen, Germany;

(3) Johannes AMMAN, b. 04 OCT 1815, Memmingen, Germany;

After Michael AMMAN's first wife died, he remarried Anna BASSLER (BEBLER?) on 18 APR 1816.

Anna BASSLER (BEBLER?), was born 14 (11?) AUG 1792 in Memmingen, Germany. Michael and Anna had the following five children:

(1) Anna Susanne AMMAN, b. 17 (04?) APR 1817, d. 25 AUG 1826 (1876?);

(2) David AMMAN, b. 16 APR 1820;

(3) Auguste AMMAN, b. 07 JUN 1821;

(4) Konstantin AMMAN, 01 OCT 1822;

(5) Anna Barbara AMMAN, 30 NOV 1827.

Anna BASSLER (BEBLER?) died on 13 FEB 1858 in Memmingen, Germany.


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