? Eggert Family Genealogy 

    Caroline Dorothee Kohlmeier  

Birth:        19 Aug 1822 Evesen, Petzen, Schaumburg-Lippe, Germany
Baptism:      26 Aug 1822 Petzen, Schaumburg-Lippe, Germany
Death:        30 Nov 1892 near Lyons, Burt, Nebraska, United States
Burial:       1 Dec 1892 near Lyons, Burt, Nebraska, United States
Religion:     Lutheran

Father:    Johann Heinrich Kohlmeyer (~1784 Evesen, Petzen, Schaumburg-Lippe, Germany ✝︎1852 Röcke, Petzen, Schaumburg-Lippe, Germany)
Mother:    Cathrina Margretha Strübing (*1791 Barksen, Kleinenbremen, Westfalen, Germany ✝︎1867 Eitzen, Houston, Minnesota, United States)

Married	Carl Ludwig Spannuth (*1825 Hespe, Meerbeck, Schaumburg-Lippe, Germany ✝︎1864 Jefferson Barracks, Carondelet, St. Louis, Missouri, United States)
	     10 Apr 1853 Bückeburg, Schaumburg-Lippe, Germany
    1. Caroline Maria Dorothea Gertrud Spannuth (*1854 Franzosenbusch, Cook, Illinois, United States ✝︎1886 Ellinwood, Barton, Kansas, United States)
    2. Carl Heinrich Friedrich Spannuth (*1856 Franzosenbusch, Cook, Illinois, United States ✝︎1943 Conner, Ravalli, Montana, United States)
    3. Margarethe Henriette Anna Spannuth (*1858 Franzosenbusch, Cook, Illinois, United States ✝︎1936 Seattle, King, Washington, United States)
    4. Maria Sophia Christina Spannuth (*1860 Franzosenbusch, Cook, Illinois, United States ✝︎1888 near Lyons, Burt, Nebraska, United States)
    5. Carl Heinrich Spannuth, Rev (*1862 Wilmington, Houston, Minnesota, United States ✝︎1939 Centralia, Lewis, Washington, United States)
    6. Heinrich Ludwig Friedrich Spannuth, Rev (*1863 Portland Prairie, Houston, Minnesota, United States ✝︎>1902)

Caroline served as a maidservant for a painter named Hofmeier in Bückeburg. She emigrated to America with her new husband immediately after marriage. After the death of her husband in the Civil War, she stayed on the farm near Eitzen Minnesota for a year and a half. She tried to find work in Chicago but failed, so she returned to Minnesota and bought another 40 acres next to her land, renting out all but 16 acres. This property was in the extreme southwestern corner of Winnebago township, the west half of the southwest quarter of section 31, right on the Iowa state line. She was a founding member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Eitzen, Minnesota in 1871. She sold her farm to J. Deters and moved to Nebraska, arriving on 10 May 1872 with relatives, where she bought another farm from Mr. Geisler just east of the Eggert farm. In the spring of 1885, she moved to Ellinwood Kansas with two of her daughters and their families, and returned to Nebraska in the spring of 1887. She suffered from asthma.

Taufpatin: Dorothee Kuhlmanns aus Evesen.

SP.47 gives her birthday as 18 Aug 1822, but this is certainly in error. EE.1 and SFR.1 give the same date, but probably copied the error from SP.47. In her baptismal record, her father is listed as Friedrich Wilhelm Kohlmeier.

LYONSLVS says she died Tuesday night (29-30 Nov 1892).

Sources: EE(Page: 1), SCHA(Page: 107, ID: 1475), SP(Page: 47), CEN1860(Proviso, Cook, Illinois), CEN1880(Oakland, Burt, Nebraska, ED41, Page 13, Sheet 339A), FYH(Page: 4, 21), SFR(Page: 1), RIM, JP(Item: I, Page: 1–2), ASR(Dates: 19 Aug 1880–1885, 1887–1889, 1891, 1892, 30 Nov 1892, 1894, 1895, 1 Dec 1892), PETZ, GTA(Volume: 5, Page: 42), LYONSM, LYONSLVS, HCOH(Page: 54), STAB(Signatur: L3 Ua Nr. 4h S.3-6), KOHL, PETZ2, KOHL4, EE4, CEN1885NE(Oakland, Burt, Nebraska, ED 96, Page 26B), REW20(Page: 27, 43), SPAN7, KOHL28, HESP2(Page: 77), CEN1865MN(Winnebago, Houston, Minnesota, Image 3), EITZEN3, SDGCEM, CIVPI1883, CEN1883NE(Burt, Nebraska, Page: 717), FINDAGRAVE(ID: 47804659), AFSL(Page: 87), AFSL(Page: 80), PRF(CD: 42, PIN: 464969, Submission: MM9R-8HN), NYPL0(Ella, 3 Jun 1853)
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Last changed: 13 Jan 2017