Friday, March 22, 2019

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 daughter Lydia (Stacke) Revie was my great-grandmother.

Friedrich Stache
born 1822
died ????

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

Friedrich and Johanna were presumably born in the same region of Prussia (now Poland) where their children were born. Their parents and background are unknown.

Friedrich's first wife was Johanna (Brüche) Stache. Johanna was born on Feb. 9, 1827, and she had five children with Friedrich before her death on Mar. 17, 1867, in Breslawitz (modern-day Wrocławice, Poland). Friedrich married Johanna Bergander two months later, on May 12, 1867, at the Lutheran church in Gontkowitz (modern Gądkowice). They had two children.

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, Poland)
died October 17, 1852 in Brelawitz, Prussia (modern-day Wrocławice, 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, 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, Poland)
died ????

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

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

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

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

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

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

Carl was born with the name Carl Friedrich Stache, which was Americanized later in his life. Like all of his siblings, he was baptized into the Lutheran faith in the town of Gontkowitz. Carl and his future father-in-law Emil Dombrowe emigrated to the United States together, arriving in New York City on Sept. 30, 1891. Carl married Emil's daughter Augusta Martha Dombrowe on Jan. 10, 1897, at First Saint John's Lutheran Church in Neillsville, Wisconsin. They lived at farmed in Pine Valley, Wisconsin, until about 1909, when they moved to rural Colby, Wisconsin, where they had a dairy farm and raised their eleven children.


Carl developed stomach cancer in 1930, and died at a hospital in Marshfield. Augusta died on Apr. 30, 1976, in Neillsville. 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, Poland)
died ????

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

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