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Re: May Utech

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Surnames: Utech Sacker McCoy Goldsmith Barr Toepfer Loeffer Casterline McCauley Nelson
Hello, Ms.Forrest. I apparently am your third cousin, once removed, if I have this figured right. My file on May herself is missing from my computer after a crash and restoration, but here is some pertinent information:

UTECH, August David, 1806-1897. Born June 25?, 1806, in Prussia. Married Wilhelmina Sacker Nov. 26, 1829, in Prussia. Father of five children: Ernest Ludwig (18??), Friedrike Emilia (1837), Augusta Wilhelmina (1841), Charlotte Caroline Henreatta (1844), and Herman Wilhelm August (1846). Father-in-law of two sons of Jeremiah Barr; great-great-grandfather of Brian Nelson. Died ``from the effects of grippe turned into dropsey'' on March 30, 1897, age 90 years 9 months 5 days. An obituary appears in the April 4, 1897, edition of the Tonica newspaper. ``They were both born and raised in the Evangelical Lutheran Church ... They together came to America, June 18, 1854.'' The family farmhouse was in Mount Palatine, Illinois. Ï Friedrike Emilia Utech Goldsmith, sister, family document, c. 1911.
Hamburg shipping records show an A. Utech, gardener, with wife and six (sic) children, boarded the Deutschland, under Capt. P. Popp (?), bound for New York, on May 1, 1854. His birthplace is listed as Claushagen. Port of New York records show an A. Utech, 47, a gardener; his wife, Wilhelmine, 50; sons Ernst, 19, Wilhelm (sic), 18, and Herman, 6; and daughters Friderike, 16, Wilhelmine, 13, and Caroline, 10, arrived on the Deutschland on June 12, 1854.
There were at least five towns named Klaushagen in the area of Prussia known as Pomerania. The largest appears to be in the lake district about 60 miles east of Szezczin (formerly Stettin), in what is now western Poland.
The Deutschland carried 315 passengers, mostly farmers, of whom nine died during the voyage. A survey of the passenger manifest shows 69 farmers, five artists, three butchers, three joiners, three sailors, three tinkers, three weavers, two clerks, two masons, and one each from these trades: baker, carpenter, coachman, gardener, merchant, sadler, seaman, servant, shoemaker, and workman; 53 wives, 18 unmarried women, and five ``women''; and 135 children.
The family farmhouse was in Mount Palatine, Illinois. -- Friedrike Emilia Utech Goldsmith, family document, c. 1911.

UTECH, Wilhelmina SACKER, 1802-1856. Born September 25, 1802, in Prussia. Married August David Utech Nov. 26, 1829, in Prussia. Mother of five children: Ernest Ludwig (18??), Friedrike Emilia (1837), Augusta Wilhelmina (1841), Charlotte Caroline Henreatta (1844), and Herman Wilhelm August (1846). Mother-in-law of two sons of Jeremiah Barr; great-great-grandmother of Brian Nelson. Died of consumption June 2, 1856, in the farmhouse at Mount Palatine, Putnam County, Illinois, age 53 years 8 months 8 days. Buried at Mount Palatine; reburied in Lostant, Illinois, in southwest LaSalle County, by her husband. ``They were both born and raised in the Evangelical Lutheran Church ... They together came to America, June 18, 1854.'' -- Friedrike Emilia Utech Goldsmith, family document, c. 1911.

UTECH, Ernest Ludwig ``Lewis,'' 18??-1???. Born August 9, 18??, in Prussia, the son of August David and Wilhelmina Sacker Utech; first of five children. Married Cynthey McCoy Sept. 15, 1859, in Mount Palatine, Illinois. Father of four children: Lewis (18??), Clarence (1867), Ida (1861), May (1864). Brother of two daughters-in-law of Jeremiah Barr; great-great uncle of Brian Nelson. Died April (1?), 1??? (record is crumbled); buried in Cromwell Corners, Adams County, Iowa. However, records of the Mount Palatine (Illinois) Congregational Cemetery list an Ernest J. Utegh as being buried there. No gravestone has been found there.
``All of us five children... were baptized in our infancy in the Lutheran Church.'' -- Friedrike Emilia Utech Goldsmith (Lewis' sister), family document, c. 1911.

UTECH, Cynthey McCoy. Married Ernest Ludwig Utech Sept. 15, 1859, in Mount Palatine, Illinois. Mother of four children: Lewis (18??), Clarence (1867), Ida (1861), May (1864). Daughter-in-law of August David Utech; great-great aunt of Brian Nelson.

UTECH, Lewis, 18??-18??. Born after 1859. Son of Ernest Ludwig and Cynthey McCoy Utech; first of four children; named after his father. Grandson of August David Utech; first cousin twice removed of Brian Nelson. ``Died little.''

UTECH, Ida, 1861-19??. Born Oct. 23, 1861. Daughter of Ernest Ludwig and Cynthey McCoy Utech; second of four children. Married Will Toepfer or Loeffer (?) on Feb. 14, 1894, in Streator, Illinois. No children. Granddaughter of August David Utech; first cousin twice removed of Brian Nelson. An article about her wedding appears in the Feb. 17, 1894, edition of the Tonica newspaper.

UTECH, May. See CASTERLINE, May UTECH.

UTECH, Clarence, 1867-19??. Born April 1, 1867. Son of Ernest Ludwig and Cynthey McCoy Utech; last? of four children. Married Francis McCauley July 23, 1890, in Streator, Illinois. Father of two children: Ida (18??), Lewis (1891). Grandson of August David Utech; first cousin twice removed of Brian Nelson.

UTECH, Ida, 189?-1???. Daughter of Clarence and Frances McCauley Utech. One of two children. Probably named after aunt, Ida Utech Toepfer or Loeffer(?). ``Died little.'' Great-granddaughter of August David Utech; second cousin once removed of Brian Nelson. Articles, probably about her birth and death, appear in the March 2, 1894, and November 26, 1897, editions of the Tonica newspaper.

UTECH, Lewis, 1891-19??.®MDNM¯ Born May 17, 1891, to Clarence and Frances McCauley Utech. One of two children. Named after grandfather, Ernest Ludwig ``Lewis'' Utech, and uncle, Lewis Utech. Great-grandson of August David Utech; second cousin once removed of Brian Nelson.
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