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Margaretha BALZER

Female 1854 - 1936  (81 years)


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  • Name Margaretha BALZER 
    Born 27 Nov 1854  Marienthal, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Baptism Abt 1872  Pordenau, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    History Her new style birth date was 9 Dec 1854. Gerhard & Margareta settled in McPherson County in Kansas. They had 11 children, 2 daughters & 3 sons died. Margareta was baptized by immersion in 1880. 
    Immigration 2 Jul 1878  Strassburg; New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Reference Number 011mr 
    Died 13 Jun 1936  McPherson Co., Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I22658  Reid Family | Lynn's side of the family
    Last Modified 1 Mar 2014 

    Father David BALZER,   b. Abt 1820 
    Mother Margaretha BUHLER,   b. 29 Sep 1820, Neu Osterwick, Chortitza Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1859  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 29 Feb 1840  South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F22353  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gerhard NEUFELD,   b. 12 Feb 1836, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1916, McPherson Co., Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 4 Mar 1875  South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Margaretha NEUFELD,   b. 14 Dec 1882, Inman, McPherson, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1962, Buhler, Reno, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    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 F13774  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Jun 1936 - McPherson Co., Kansas Link to Google Earth
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  • 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. 137.

    2. [S173] Die Mennonitische Rundschau, (Published in Elkhart, Indiana 1880-1908; Scottsdale, Pennsylvania 1908-1923; Winnipeg, Manitoba 1923-2007), 26 Aug 1936, Pg. 4.

    3. [S192] Zionsbote, 24 Jun 1936, Pg. 10.