52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Relationships

Ever since I began researching the history of the Witte section of the Jaeger Witte Cemetery, I have become curious about the relationships among the individuals buried in the lower Witte section. Family cemeteries function as a sort of “phone book” detailing who lived in the general area. But I found that some individuals such as the Teagues and Brandts lived in neighboring towns and were more closely associated with other families that had their own cemeteries. Grace Boehnemman, the younger sister of David Lange, explained that families often buried their loved ones in whichever cemetery was most readily accessible. Young children who died unexpectedly were often buried near their grandparents or great grandparents. Such is the case with the Stoerner children, Louis Lane Teague, and the Schlick children.

The following diagram lists the burials, beginning with Carl and Marie Louise Hagedorn. Parents and spouses who are buried elsewhere are presented in italics.

Carl and Marie Louise (Kippling) Hagedorn

  • Ferdinand
  • Anna Marie (Hagedorn) and Victor Witte
    • Marie Lisette Witte
    • Marie (Witte) and William Brandt
      • Walter Brandt
    • Francisca (Witte) and Albert Naegeli
      • Elsie (Naegeli) and Otto Dittrich
        • Infant
      • Lena (Naegeli) and Alfred Stoerner
        • L
        • E
        • Manfred
    • Armin Witte and Bertha (Menn)
      • Infant Son
      • Flora (Witte) + JT Jordan
        • Rita Fern (Jordan) + Willie Vester Teague
          • Louis Lane Teague
    • Rudolph and Henrietta (Menn)
      • Rudolph Jr.
      • Laura
      • Elsie (Witte) and Paul Altman
        • Merton
        • Paula (Altman) and Bernard Lange
          • David Lange
    • Helene Franciska (Witte) and Albert Schlick
      • Oscar
      • Agnes
      • Nellie
      • Edward
  • Adele (Hagedorn) and Herman von Bieberstein
    • Fritz
    • Rudolph


2 thoughts on “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Relationships

  1. McKenzie Ussery

    I’m Flora Witte’s granddaughter. My mother is her youngest daughter. I would love to connect with y’all. I’m trying to learn our family’s history.

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