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Michael Friedrich Oertwig, son of Martin Oertwig
- born 15 September 1812 in Nahausen, Koenigsberg Neumark, Brandenburg
- immigrated on Isaac Allerton, from Hamburg, arrived in New York 11 October 1854
- lived in town Theresa, Dodge, Wisconsin
- moved to Fayette County, Illinois, in the 1860's
- died 5 October 1869, buried in St. Paul, Fayette, Illinois
- married 1) 4 October 1838, at Nahausen, to
Dorothee Marie Rehberg, who died about 1851
- married 2) Dorothea Maria Mueller born 30 March 1823
- died 12 May 1886
After Michael Oertwig died, Dorothea married 12 Dec 1870, in Fayette County, Illinois
to Carl F. Sasse, son of Martin and Rebecca (Loest) Sasse
Dorothea and Carl Sasse are buried in the Immanuel Cemetery, Augsburg, Illinois.

Scans of a "Matrimony Booklet" of Michael and Dorothea Rehberg Oertwig. Handwritten entries include the date and place of their marriage, and birthdates of their children.

    CHILDREN of Michael and Dorothea (Rehberg) Oertwig:
  1. Louise Dorothy Wilhelmina Oertwig, born 4 July 1839, Nahausen, Koenigsberg Neumark, Brandenburg
    - married about 1862 to
    William Schaumburg, born September 1832, Prussia
    - immigrated about 1858
    This family was in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, at the time censuses of 1870-1900. Not much else is known about them at this time.

  2. Michael Friedrich Oertwig, Jr. born 4 March 1841, Prussia, died 13 July 1932, Illinois
    - married 14 December 1870 in Illinois to
    Elise Marie Elhorn, born 1847 in Prussia, died 1934

  3. Fred Christian Oertwig, born 1843, Prussia, died 1931, Nebraska
    - married 18 February 1874 in Illinois
    Johanna F.W. Wollenschlager, born 1856 in Germany, died 1926, Nebraska

    CHILDREN of Michael and Dorothea (Mueller) Oertwig

  4. Carl William Oertwig, born 1856, Wisconsin, died 1915, Illinois
    - married 10 June 1880 in Illinois to
    Anna Emilie Schwan, born 1857, in Wisconsin, died 1947, Illinois

  5. Maria Augusta Oertwig, born 1859, Wisconsin, died 1917, Illinois
    - married 23 October 1879 in Illinois to
    Ludwig August Malchow, born 1858, Prussia, died 1938, Illinois

  6. August Herman Oertwig,
    - born 1861, in Wisconsin,
    - died 1889, buried in St. Paul, Fayette County, Illinois
    - married 17 February 1887, Fayette County, Illinois, to
    Emma W. A. Bauer
    - born 1869, Illinois
    August and Emma had one daughter:
    • Josephine Oertwig, born 1 Dec 1887 in Fayette County, Illinois.
    Emma married on 29 January 1891 to Michael Hanke (Honkey)
    At the time of the 1900 census, the family lived in St. Louis, Missouri. No more information.


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