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From: "Cindy" <>
Subject: Nickolaus or Nick Wagner from Glarus
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 21:13:20 -0500
Since 2002, I have been researching several family members that originate from the Volga River region of German Russians.I believe my grandfather Nickolaus (sp?) Wagner (born on 7-17-1893) left via Bremen with his brother Johannes papers. His ticket indicated the name Johannes. I have found a Johannes Wagner arriving in Baltimore from Glarus in 1913. Nickolaus also had a sister, Emelie Wagner Kern (born 8-6-1888) that also left with her family, Levin Kern daughters Hermina and Emma one week prior. All were from Glarus. Also on that manifest was a brother named Peter. I believe Peter returned to Glarus and his family that lived there, at a later date. Parents of Nickolaus and Emelie are believed to be Henry and Marie. Nickolaus was confirmed at Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rosendamn (Rosenthal?). Nickolaus went for a few years to Detroit, Michigan and later settled in Sheboygan, Wisconsin and founded Wagner's Sheboygan Sausage.
My cousin (another of Nickolaus's grandchildren) is Van Grafenstein, whose grandfather was David Grafenstein from Zurich. David was married to Emelie Lutz also from the same region. My records show that Emelie's father's name was Frederick. David's father's name was Samuel. David and Emelie married on December 25, 1912 in Zurich, Russia at Christ Hirchelman Eben Aiden Lutheran Church. The couple emmigrated in 1914 and settled in Danube, Minnesota and later Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
Also, how do I use the 1798 census of Glarus to help trace my ancestors? There are two Wagner families listed and one Kern family. I have no idea if these are Nickolaus Wagner's ancestors.
I appreciate anybody's help!
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