where are we from?
Some think of this as an area of Bohemian and Swiss settlers, but of course we of the Table Rock area are from many more places. There are even a number of families from the tiny country of Luxembourg.
The Buchholz family is from Graue (no longer exists) in the Hannover province. My Ahntholz family came from a community near Graue that does still exist. The town is Wietzen. The history of the property at 120 Wietzen indicates that in 1883 "the Ahntholz family wandered off to America". The Antholz family (gets related to the Rottmann family) also immigrated from Graue, #26.
I have a great grandmother born in Luxembourg and came over here in the 1870s as a child. She was a Uri. Her future husband, Peter Klein, was born in the Saarland of Prussia and came over with his family in 1882 at the age of 14. His father, my great great grandfather, had been in the Prussian infantry and was in the Franco-Prussian war of 1870.
sherry, sharla, & sandy sitzman
All 12 of us are "Heinz 57." Our dad's side was from Prussia, from Munich, Germany, the Lorraine area of France, and from way back in colonial times but from where.? Our mom's side was from Ireland in the late 1700s, and the rest fromway back in colonial times but from where dunno.
Summary of information as told to Sharla Sitzman.....
My great grandpa Gottfried Burow came from the Province of Pomerania in the Kingdom of Prussia of the German Empire. He came to America in 1855 and to Table Rock in 1857. In 1872, he married Eliza Frank, also from the Province of Pomerania, having come here 5 years before.
the binder family
William Binder and his wife Katherine Keller both came from Germany. He was born in Bodenhein, Germany and Kate in Wertemburg, Germany. They both went to Minnesota first, she in 1872 and he in 1879. They married in 1880. He came in 1879, she in 1872. They made their way to Table Rock in 1893.