First Families in Vanderburgh, IN
submitted by Lynn Westphaelinger
John Westphalinger 31y4m25d
b. 1862-63 In Germany
d. 15 Mar 1893 Evansville IN according to the Index to death records Vanderburgh CO, IN 1882-1920 Inclusive Col7 Letter W-Z. However, the tombstone transcription has Johns death 15 Mar 1892 31y4m25d.
Jacob Westphalinger 21y4d
b. 5 Nov 1855
d. 10 Nov 1876
S.O. George and Elisabeth
Both are sons of George and Elisabeth (which is Katherine E Kick) Westphalinger . The family immigrated from Germany on 8 Mar 1866 on the Ship Borussia. George and Katherine E are buried in Ridgway, Gallatin Co, IL @Asbury Church.
Heinrich Westphalinger (brother) married into the Papenmeiers and moved to Inman IL. So the book states, he walked into Inman, IL and set up the first blacksmith shop. Both buried in Ridgway, Gallatin Co, IL @Asbury Church along with all their children minus one.
Louise westphalinger married a Doerner and moved to the White County IL, buried somewhere in Norris City.
Katherine Westphalinger married Windhaus and ended up in Texas.
There is a another Westphalinger
Katherine Westphalinger 61y6m24d
d. 3 Oct 1890 IN
wife of John
(couldn't find stone)
I haven't verified if this is the wife of the John above -- ages don't seem right.
There is a tombstone in concrete -- Not sure if this guy is related to us yet but I have his information
Heinrich Westphaelinger 23y
b. 1842 in Indiana
d. 15 Mar 1869
s.o Heinrich of Ungstein Baiern and Anna M (Rettinger) of Wachenheim Baiern
Mother, Anna, disappears in the genealogy mysteries, but his father,
Heinrich, and siblings end up in Sharon, Le Sueur, MN.
Elizabeth (Alizabeth) Westphalinger
Anne Maria (Mary) Westphalinger
John (johanna) H Westphalinger
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