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)
Part IV: MARY SUTTER'S ANCESTORS 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 William. 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 dealer. 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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