Joseph Bumen & Clara Strobel
Joseph and Clara
lived their lives in Kieschlinsbergen Germany, along with their
family. The only one of their children that came to the US was
Gottlieb. Joseph sold a cow to give Gottlieb the money to travel to
the US. Gottlieb was in contact with his family after he left and he
told them how wonderful life was in Madison Indiana.
Gottlieb's brother, Sebastian longed to come to the US. Brigitte
Spechtmeier, his great-great grandaughter, said that her family knew
that Sebastian always wanted to come to America, as
Gottlieb told them how wonderful
it was. However, Sebastian's wife, Magdalena Schneider was very rich
when he married her. This made Sebastian very wealthy, however
she did not want to go to the U.S.. Gottlieb traveled back one time to Kieschlinsbergen, to
receive his inheritance.
Joseph Bumen and Clara Strobel marriage record
Kieschlinsbergen, Germany, where the Bumen and
Strobel families lived
Kieschlinsbergen church, THE church where Joseph
and Clara were married.
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