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Haag, Rita / If you look back, it's not that far: memories of Mary Stella Sutter Haag recorded at age 103

Part IV: Mary Sutter's ancestors,   pp. 65-67 PDF (956.2 KB)

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Thanks to Nancy Zwetter Sutter and her son Tom of Mt. Horeb,
for sharing the genealogy materials from which the following
information is taken.
LUDWIG SUTTER (Mary's paternal grandfather)
Ludwig Sutter was born November 9, 1825 in Leinheim, the
Granduchy of Baden, Germany. His father, Franz Joseph was a
tailor. His mother's maiden name was Agatha Scheible. His
parents were married July 25, 1821 in the parish church at
Leinheim in Baden, Germany. His paternal grandparents were
Xavier Sutter and Verena Scheible. His maternal grandparents
were Johan Scheible and Elisabeth Schneider.
He enlisted and served as a soldier in the revolution of
1848. One source says that when the war ended, he went to
Switzerland where he stayed until he emigrated to America. He
arrived at the port of La Havre in New York on May 27, 1850
aboard the ship Bavaria. He was 24. He worked his way across
the country, spending time in New York, New Jersey and Illinois
before settling in Madison in 1854. There he applied for
citizenship September 25, 1857.
On April 12, 1958, he married Kreszentia Heller at Holy
Redeemer Church in Madison. The priest was Father Michael Haider
and the witnesses were Leopole Eichmann and Mathian Moehmer, both
of Madison. Ludwig and Crescentia had 10 children: Joseph,
Julia, August, Frank, Ludwig Jr., Mary, Frances, Leo, Grace and
They continued to live in Madison for 13 more years. He was
involved in various occupations over the years, working at one
time for Judge Vilas. He also became acquainted with many
farmers throughout the area later on when he worked as a wheat
He moved to Perry in 1871 where he bought a farm. In the
winter "he augmented his meager income by hauling loads of sawed
wood (for fuel) to Madison. When the sleighing was good, more
frequent trips were made with teams of horses, sometimes daily.

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