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Descendants of David (Abraham?) Umbreit


Generation No. 2


2. JOHANNES2 UMBREIT (DAVID (ABRAHAM?)1) was born July 31, 1811 in Wolfes, Dukedom of Heisen, Coburg Gothan, Germany, and died 1898. He married ANNA ROSINA WAGNER August 30, 1835 in Wolfes, Dukedom of Heisen, Coburg Gothan, Germany. She was born October 28, 1819 in Wolfes, Dukedom of Heisen, Coburg Gothan, Germany, and died Abt. 1881.

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OHANNES UMBREIT:
The Johannes Umbreit family came from the village of Wolfis in Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, near Leipzig, Germany, in 1853.

Johannes, son of Abraham Umbreit was educated in the grade school which he finished at the age of 14. He received religious instruction in the Lutheran Church. He learned the shoemaker trade and became a Master Cobbler. He served in the army and when 24 years of age, he married Anna Rosina Wagner, who had helped her blind father in business. John, besides making shoes, did some farming also and was a talented musician.

In the spring of 1853 he sold his property in Germany, and on July 24, 1853, after a religious farewell, the John Umbreit family including 4 sons and 2 daughters, boarded a train at Distendorf. Then they boarded a two-masted sail-ing vessel, the "Rhine" and after a rough voyage of 49 days arrived in New York on Sept. 29.

Mr. John Umbreit had planned to settle in Milwaukee to engage in the music business here, but was persuaded to move on a farm. On Oct. 17, 1853 the family settled on an 80 acre farm in Section 32 of the Town of Manchester, in Green Lake County, Wisconsin. They found a log house on this farm into which they moved. The children worked the farm while John, the father, made shoes. In 1858 a stone house was built. In America another son was born whom they named Philip. Two daughters married in 1857 and later the other children scattered, William moved to Iowa and Philip lived his last years in Canada.

John Umbreit was refined and cultured, and after his conversion, a fine Christian man. He and his family made an impact for good in his community. This community was at first called Centerville but later the government changed the name to Salemsville, and placed the Post Office in Henry Umbreit's house, where it remained for 12 years.





     
Children of J
OHANNES UMBREIT and ANNA WAGNER are:
3. i.   TRAUGOTT3 UMBREIT, b. February 06, 1836, Wolfe, Duchy Sze-Coburg, Gotha, Germany; d. 1899.
4. ii.   PAULINE HENRIETTA THERESA UMBREIT, b. September 24, 1837, Wolfe, Duchy Sze-Coburg, Gotha, Germany; d. 1922.
  iii.   FRANZ UMBREIT, b. December 10, 1838, Wolfe, Duchy Sze-Coburg, Gotha, Germany; d. 1845.
5. iv.   HEINRICH EMIL UMBREIT, b. January 14, 1840, Wolfe, Duchy Sze-Coburg, Gotha, Germany; d. 1929.
  v.   AUGUST HERMAN UMBREIT, b. March 20, 1841, Wolfe, Duchy Sze-Coburg, Gotha, Germany; d. May 1841.
6. vi.   JOHANN CHRISTIAN FREDERICK AUGUST UMBREIT, b. April 26, 1842, Wolfe, Duchy Sze-Coburg, Gotha, Germany; d. 1921.
  vii.   EMMA AMANDA UMBREIT, b. June 27, 1844, Wolfe, Duchy Sze-Coburg, Gotha, Germany; d. 1846.
  viii.   FRIEDRICH HERMAN UMBREIT, b. October 25, 1846, Wolfe, Duchy Sze-Coburg, Gotha, Germany; d. August 1852.
7. ix.   ADOLPHINE CAROLINE UMBREIT, b. August 19, 1848, Wolfe, Duchy Sze-Coburg, Gotha, Germany; d. 1923.
8. x.   FRIEDRICH WILHELM UMBREIT, b. April 19, 1851, Wolfe, Duchy Sze-Coburg, Gotha, Germany; d. 1932.
  xi.   PHILLIP JOHN UMBREIT, b. April 22, 1854, Manchester, Green Lake County, Wisconsin; d. 1940; m. (1) SOPHIA COLIPP FOURNESS; b. 1855; d. 1937; m. (2) CLARA ELIZA ST. JOHN, February 08, 1876.



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