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Heinrich H. BALZER

Male 1820 - 1896  (75 years)


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  • Name Heinrich H. BALZER 
    Born 17 Aug 1820  Kommerau, Graudenz, West Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism Abt 1837  Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    History This family immigrated to Mountain Lake, Minnesota. He was residing in Alexanderkrone in 1862 and 1874 per the Molotschna school registers. One family record says he was born 17 July. Mountain Lake 1877 p. 25: Attest from Margenau. 
    Immigration 2 Jul 1878  Strassburg; New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Reference Number 011he 
    Died 25 Jun 1896  Delft, Cottonwood, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 27 Jun 1896  Voth Cemetery, Bingham Lake, Cottonwood, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I14533  Reid Family | Lynn's side of the family
    Last Modified 1 Mar 2014 

    Father Heinrich BALTZER,   b. Abt 1769, Kommerau, Graudenz, West Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1828  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Mother Elisabeth GOERZ,   b. Abt 1798,   d. 5 Oct 1829  (Age ~ 31 years) 
    Married 11 Dec 1818  Kommerau, Graudenz, West Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F21346  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Katharina REIMER,   b. 23 Sep 1824, Muntau, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1901, Delft, Cottonwood, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 24 Jan 1846  Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
    +1. Maria BALZER,   b. 12 Oct 1846, Waldheim, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1922, Mountain Lake, Cottonwood, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +2. Heinrich H. BALZER,   b. 28 Aug 1852, Muntau, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1898, Delft, Cottonwood, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     3. Katharina BALZER,   b. 24 Jan 1859,   d. Abt 1880  (Age 20 years)
     4. Jacob Heinrich BALZER,   b. 24 Jun 1861, Alexanderkrone, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1948, Mountain Lake, Cottonwood, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     5. Susanna BALZER,   b. 19 Nov 1863
     6. Peter H. BALZER,   b. 12 Feb 1866
    Ships
    S.S. Strassburg-1872
    S.S. Strassburg-1872
    The steamship STRASSBURG was built for Norddeutscher Lloyd by Caird & Co, Greenock (yard #166), and was launched on 24 May 1872. 3,025 tons; 107,06 x 11,89 meters (length x breadth); straight stem (first Norddeutscher Lloyd high-seas vessel so built), 1 funnel, 2 masts; iron construction, screw propulsion, twin single-expansion engine, service speed 11 knots; accommodation for 60 passengers in 1st class, 120 in 2nd class, and 889 to 900 in steerage; crew of 70 to 100. The STRASSBURG was the "name ship" of the 13 vessels of Norddeutscher Lloyd's Strassburg Class of passenger vessels, and was built for the Line's New Orleans service. 3 September 1872, maiden voyage, Bremen - Southampton - New York. 16 October 1872, first voyage, Bremen - Havre - New Orleans. 1874, given new boilers and compound engine, service speed 12 knots. Made one voyage to Hankau for a cargo of tea, being the first German steamship through the Suez Canal. 16 February 1881, first voyage, Bremen-Baltimore. 11 November 1881, first voyage, Bremen-South America. 1883-1896, primarily to South America. 1885, refitted in Bremerhaven. 2 August 1893, last voyage, Bremen-New York (12 roundtrip voyages). 25 January 1896, last voyage, Bremen-South America. August 1896, sold to Tardi & Co, Genoa, for scrapping. 1897, scrapped at Genoa.
    Family ID F10265  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - Abt 1837 - Molotschna Colony, South Russia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Jan 1846 - Molotschna Colony, South Russia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Jun 1896 - Delft, Cottonwood, Minnesota Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Balzer, Heinrich H.-1820 (HS)
    Balzer, Heinrich H.-1820 (HS)

  • Sources 
    1. [S112] Migration From the Russian Empire, Lists of Passengers Arriving at the Port of New York, (published by the Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1995), Pg. 134.

    2. [S88] Mennonite Families in the Montau-Gruppe/Schoensee Region: 1800-1840, by Goertz, Adalbert.

    3. [S358] Profile of the Mennonite Kleine Gemeinde 1874, by Delbert F. Plett, ISBN 0-920035-33-7., Pgs. 242, 307.