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 ????

Not much information is available on Christoph and Johanna. They lived in an area of Prussia that today is part of Poland. Most of their nine 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 Liatkowe, Prussia (modern-day Latkowa, Poland)
died March 7, 1840 in Liatkowe, Prussia (modern-day Latkowa, Poland)

Christiane was baptized at the Lutheran church in Gontkowitz (modern-day Gądkowice) on Jan. 19, 1840. She died before reaching the age of two months.

2. Johanna Jammer
born March 26, 1841 in Liatkowe, Prussia (modern-day Latkowa, Poland)
died January 22, 1843 in Liatkowe, Prussia (modern-day Latkowa, Poland)

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

3. Gottlieb Jammer
born February 11, 1843 in Liatkowe, Prussia (modern-day Latkowa, Poland)
died October 7, 1852 in Liatkowe, Prussia (modern-day Latkowa, Poland)

Gottlieb was baptized on Feb. 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 Jan. 18, 1846.

5. Anna Rosina Jammer
born January 12, 1846 in Breslawitz, Prussia (modern-day Wrocławice, Poland)
died April 9, 1847 in Liatkowe, Prussia (modern-day Latkowa, Poland)

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

6. Anna Rosina (Jammer) Gräber
born July 17, 1848 in Liatkowe, Prussia (modern-day Latkowa, 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 Liatkowe, Prussia (modern-day Latkowa, Poland)
died May 11, 1853 in Liatkowe, Prussia (modern-day Latkowa, Poland)

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

8. Caroline (Gammer) Dombrowe Brenner
born February 3, 1857 in Liatkowe, Prussia (modern-day Latkowa, Poland)
died January 4, 1938 in Abbotsford, Wisconsin

Caroline was born with the name Johanna Christiane Karoline Jammer. Later in life she was known as Caroline, and the spelling of her last name was Americanized. She was baptized on Feb. 15, 1857, at the Lutheran church in Gontkowitz. Caroline married Emil Dombrowe on Apr. 20, 1881 and they had six children together before moving to the United States. Emil arrived in New York City on Sept. 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, Wisconsin, outside of Neillsville, they had two more children. The family briefly moved to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin before moving to Colby, Wisconsin, and then in 1912 they moved to Abbotsford. Emil died at their home there on Nov. 26, 1924.

On July 25, 1932, Caroline married Christian Brenner, who was also widowed, in the Lutheran parsonage in Dorchester, Wisconsin. Christian previously lived in Lafayette, 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, Indiana. Caroline and Emil are buried at Abbotsford Cemetery.

9. Karl Ferdinand Jammer
born May 11, 1860 in Liatkowe, Prussia (modern-day Latkowa, Poland)
died April 12, 1880 in Kollande, Prussia (modern-day Kolęda, 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 a month before his twentieth birthday.

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