Friday, March 22, 2019

Christoph Jammer, Johanna Brüche, and their children

Christoph Jammer and Johanna (Brüche) Jammer were my great-great-great-great-grandparents. Their daughter Caroline (Gammer) Dombrowe was my great-great-great-grandmother, her daughter Augusta (Dombrowe) Stacke was my great-great-grandmother, and her daughter Lydia (Stacke) Revie was my great-grandmother.

Christoph Jammer
born ????
died ????

Johanna (Brüche) Jammer
born ????
died ????

Christoph Jammer and Johanna Brüche lived in Silesia, a region that at the time was part of the Kingdom of Prussia, but today is part of Poland. Most of their children died in infancy, and only two or three of them lived to the age of twenty.

Their nine children:
  1. Christiane Jammer (1840-1840)
  2. Johanna Jammer (1841-1843)
  3. Gottlieb Jammer (1843-1852)
  4. Friedrich Wilhem Jammer (1846-????)
  5. Anna Rosina Jammer (1846-1847)
  6. Anna Rosina (Jammer) Gräber (1848-????)
  7. Karl Ferdinand Jammer (1851-1853)
  8. Caroline (Gammer) Dombrowe Brenner (1857-1938)
  9. Karl Ferdinand Jammer (1860-1880)
1. Christiane Jammer
born January 14, 1840 in Liatkawe, Prussia (modern-day Latkowa, Gmina Milicz, Milicz County, Dolnośląskie Voivodeship, Poland)
died March 7, 1840 in Liatkawe, Prussia (modern-day Latkowa, Gmina Milicz, Milicz County, Dolnośląskie Voivodeship, Poland)

Christiane was baptized at the Lutheran church in Gontkowitz, Prussia (modern-day Gądkowice, Gmina Milicz, Milicz County, Dolnośląskie Voivodeship, Poland) on January 19, 1840. She died before reaching the age of two months.

2. Johanna Jammer
born March 26, 1841 in Liatkawe, Prussia (modern-day Latkowa, Gmina Milicz, Milicz County, Dolnośląskie Voivodeship, Poland)
died January 22, 1843 in Liatkawe, Prussia (modern-day Latkowa, Gmina Milicz, Milicz County, Dolnośląskie Voivodeship, Poland)

Johanna was baptized on April 4, 1841, at the Lutheran church in Gontkowitz. She died before her second birthday.

3. Gottlieb Jammer
born February 11, 1843 in Liatkawe, Prussia (modern-day Latkowa, Gmina Milicz, Milicz County, Dolnośląskie Voivodeship, Poland)
died October 7, 1852 in Liatkawe, Prussia (modern-day Latkowa, Gmina Milicz, Milicz County, Dolnośląskie Voivodeship, Poland)

Gottlieb was baptized on February 19, 1843, at the Lutheran church in Gontkowitz and died when he was nine years old.

4. Friedrich Wilhelm Jammer
born January 12, 1846 in Breslawitz, Prussia (modern-day Wrocławice, Poland)
died ????

Friedrich was the twin brother of Anna. He was baptized at the Lutheran church in Gontkowitz on January 18, 1846.

5. Anna Rosina Jammer
born January 12, 1846 in Breslawitz, Prussia (modern-day Wrocławice, Gmina Milicz, Milicz County, Dolnośląskie Voivodeship, Poland)
died April 9, 1847 in Liatkawe, Prussia (modern-day Latkowa, Gmina Milicz, Milicz County, Dolnośląskie Voivodeship, Poland)

Anna was the twin sister of Friedrich. She was baptized at the Lutheran church in Gontkowitz on January 18, 1846. Anna died when she was one year old.

6. Anna Rosina (Jammer) Gräber
born July 17, 1848 in Liatkawe, Prussia (modern-day Latkowa, Gmina Milicz, Milicz County, Dolnośląskie Voivodeship, Poland)
died ????

Named after her deceased older sister, Rosina was called by her middle name. She was baptized on July 23, 1848, at the Lutheran church in Gontkowitz. At the same church, Rosina married Gustav Gräber, a man nearly thirty years older than her, on May 20, 1872.

7. Karl Ferdinand Jammer
born January 15, 1851 in Liatkawe, Prussia (modern-day Latkowa, Gmina Milicz, Milicz County, Dolnośląskie Voivodeship, Poland)
died May 11, 1853 in Liatkawe, Prussia (modern-day Latkowa, Gmina Milicz, Milicz County, Dolnośląskie Voivodeship, Poland)

Karl was baptized at the Lutheran church in Gontkowitz on January 19, 1851. He died when he was two years old.

8. Caroline (Gammer) Dombrowe Brenner
born February 3, 1857 in Liatkawe, Prussia (modern-day Latkowa, Gmina Milicz, Milicz County, Dolnośląskie Voivodeship, Poland)
died January 4, 1938 in Abbotsford, Clark County, Wisconsin

Caroline's birth name was Johanna Christiane Karoline Jammer, but she later dropped the first two names and Americanized the last two. She was baptized on February 15, 1857, at the Lutheran church in Gontkowitz.

Caroline married Emil Dombrowe on April 20, 1881 and they had six children together before immigrating to the United States. Emil arrived in New York City, New York County, New York, on September 30, 1891, along with his future son-in-law Carl Frederick Stacke. Caroline and the six children followed, arriving in Baltimore, Maryland on May 19, 1892. After settling on a farm in Pine Valley, Clark County, Wisconsin, outside of Neillsville, Clark County, Wisconsin, they had two more children. Their children were Augusta, Frederick, Augusta, Louise, Otto, Paul, Rudolph, Oscar, and Edith. The family briefly moved to Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, before moving to Colby, Clark County, Wisconsin, and then in 1912 to Abbotsford. Emil suffered a “stroke of paralysis” several years before his death, and died at their home in Abbotsford on November 26, 1934.

On July 25, 1932, Caroline married Christian Brenner, who was also widowed, in the Lutheran parsonage in Dorchester, Clark County, Wisconsin. Christian previously lived in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana and had six children with his first wife. This marriage doesn't seem to have lasted, because when Caroline died of “old age complications” in her home less than six years later, there was no mention of her second husband in either of her published obituaries. Christian moved back to Lafayette and died there on March 24, 1947. Christian was buried with his first wife at the Asbury Cemetery in Shelby, Tippecanoe County, Indiana. Caroline and Emil are buried at Abbotsford Cemetery.

9. Karl Ferdinand Jammer
born May 11, 1860 in Liatkawe, Prussia (modern-day Latkowa, Gmina Milicz, Milicz County, Dolnośląskie Voivodeship, Poland)
died April 12, 1880 in Kollande, Prussia (modern-day Kolęda, Gmina Milicz, Milicz County, Dolnośląskie Voivodeship, Poland)

Ferdinand was born seven years to the day after the death of his namesake older brother. He was baptized the day after his birth at the Lutheran church in Gontkowitz and was called by his middle name. Ferdinand was murdered, and his body was found in a forest a month before his twentieth birthday.

Friedrich Stache, Johanna Karoline Bergander, and their children

Friedrich Stache and Johanna (Bergander) Stache were my great-great-great-grandparents. Their son Carl Stacke was my great-great-grandfather, and his great-granddaughter Lydia (Stacke) Revie was Mary's birth mother.

Friedrich Stache
born 1822
died ????

Johanna Karoline (Bergander) Stache
born 1831
died ????

Friedrich Stache's first wife was Johanna Brüche. Johanna was born on February 9, 1827, and she had five children with Friedrich before her death on March 17, 1867, in Breslawitz, Prussia (modern-day Wrocławice, Gmina Milicz, Milicz County, Dolnośląskie Voivodeship, Poland). Friedrich married Johanna Bergander two months later, on May 12, 1867, at the Lutheran church in Gontkowitz, Prussia (modern-day Gądkowice, Gmina Milicz, Milicz County, Dolnośląskie Voivodeship, Poland). Friedrich and his second wife had two children. The national borders in Silesia, the region where they lived, changed over the years. A part of the Kingdom of Prussia until the formation of the German Empire in 1871, Silesia became a part of Poland after World War II.

The five children of Friedrich and Johanna (Brüche) Stache:
  1. unnamed infant daughter (1852-1852)
  2. Karoline Stache (1854-????)
  3. Wilhelm Stache (1857-????)
  4. Christiane Johanna Stache (1858-????)
  5. Rosina Stache (1862-????)
The two children of Friedrich and Johanna (Bergander) Stache:
  1. Carl Frederick Stacke (1868-1930)
  2. Auguste Stache (1870-????)
1. unnamed infant daughter
born October 17, 1852 in Breslawitz, Prussia (modern-day Wrocławice, Gmina Milicz, Milicz County, Dolnośląskie Voivodeship, Poland)
died October 17, 1852 in Brelawitz, Prussia (modern-day Wrocławice, Gmina Milicz, Milicz County, Dolnośląskie Voivodeship, Poland)

This child was either stillborn or died on the day of her birth.

2. Karoline Stache
born April 29, 1854 in Gontkowitz, Prussia (modern-day Gądkowice, Gmina Milicz, Milicz County, Dolnośląskie Voivodeship, Poland)
died ????

Karoline was baptized on May 5, 1854, at the Lutheran church in Gontkowitz.

3. Wilhelm Stache
born November 1, 1857 in Breslawitz, Prussia (modern-day Wrocławice, Gmina Milicz, Milicz County, Dolnośląskie Voivodeship, Poland)
died ????

Wilhelm was baptized on November 8, 1857, at the Lutheran church in Gontkowitz.

4. Christiane Johanna Stache
born December 21, 1858 in Breslawitz, Prussia (modern-day Wrocławice, Gmina Milicz, Milicz County, Dolnośląskie Voivodeship, Poland)
died ????

Christiane was baptized on January 2, 1859, at the Lutheran church in Gontkowitz.

5. Rosina Stache
born September 5, 1862 in Breslawitz, Prussia (modern-day Wrocławice, Gmina Milicz, Milicz County, Dolnośląskie Voivodeship, Poland)
died ????

Rosina was baptized on September 14, 1862, at the Lutheran church in Gontkowitz.

1. Carl Frederick Stacke
born August 16, 1868 in Breslawitz, Prussia (modern-day Wrocławice, Gmina Milicz, Milicz County, Dolnośląskie Voivodeship, Poland)
died December 13, 1930 in Marshfield, Wood County, Wisconsin

Carl was baptized at the Lutheran church in Gontkowitz, Prussia (modern-day Gądkowice, Gmina Milicz, Milicz County, Dolnośląskie Voivodeship, Poland) on August 23, 1868. Carl and his future father-in-law Emil Dombrowe immigrated to the United States together, arriving in New York City, New York County, New York, on September 30, 1891. On January 10, 1897, Carl married Augusta Martha Dombrowe, who was also born in his hometown, at First Saint John's Lutheran Church in Neillsville, Clark County, Wisconsin. They lived and farmed in Pine Valley, Clark County, Wisconsin, until about 1909, when they moved to rural Colby, Clark County, Wisconsin, where they had a dairy farm and raised their eleven children: Martha, Lydia, Herman, Emma, Adolph, Louise, William, Frieda, Walter, Adeline, and Ethel. During this time, the spelling of the family name was Americanized from Stache to Stacke.

Carl developed stomach cancer in 1930, and died at a hospital in Marshfield. In 1940, Augusta was living with her son Adolph and his family in Colby. She later moved to Curtiss, Clark County, Wisconsin, and Abbotsford, Clark County, Wisconsin, before moving to the Memorial Nursing Home in Neillsville on April 6, 1966, living there until her death on April 30, 1976. Carl and Augusta are buried in the Colby Memorial Cemetery in Colby.

2. Auguste Stache
born August 23, 1870 in Breslawitz, Prussia (modern-day Wrocławice, Gmina Milicz, Milicz County, Dolnośląskie Voivodeship, Poland)
died ????

Auguste was baptized on September 4, 1870 at the Lutheran church in Gontkowitz.