Husband: John George Nicklas (1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8)
Born: 02 Jul 1806 in Lenabach Hessen, Dormstadt, Germany
Married: 1833 in Cumberland Co., PA.
Died: 02 Dec 1884 in Platteville, WI (9)
Father:
Mother:
Spouses:
Wife: Anna Catharine Betsch (10 11 12 13 14)
Born: 09 Aug 1809 in Lenabach Hessen, Dormstadt, Germany
Died: 05 Jan 1889 in Platteville, WI
Father:
Mother:
Spouses:
Children
01 (M): Peter Benjamin Nicklas (15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23)
Born: 05 Jul 1834 in Blue Ridge, Cumberland Co, PA
Died: 23 May 1904 in WI
Spouses: Doratha L. Harriet Schlucke
02 (F): Elizabeth Nicklas (24 25 26 27)
Born: 13 Feb 1836 in Cumberland Co., PA.
Died: 27 May 1905
Spouses: George Leonard VonBerg, Sr
03 (M): John Nicklas (28)
Born: 05 Oct 1837 in Cumberland Co., PA.
Died: 27 Aug 1838
Spouses:
04 (M): John Nicklas (29 30 31 32)
Born: 26 Jun 1839 in Monroe Co., IL
Died: 27 Jan 1914
Spouses: Amelia Kreutz
05 (F): Catharina Nicklas (33 34 35 36)
Born: 01 Jan 1842 in Monroe Co., IL
Died: 11 Mar 1917
Spouses: Sam Linderman
06 (M): George Nicklas (37 38 39 40 41)
Born: 10 Oct 1845 in Monroe Co., IL
Died: 06 Dec 1867
Spouses:
07 (M): William Nicklas (42 43 44 45)
Born: 09 Feb 1847 in Monroe Co., IL
Died: 18 Nov 1927 in Charles City, Floyd, Iowa
Spouses: Emma Schlick
08 (F): Carolina Nicklas (46 47 48 49)
Born: 24 Jun 1848 in Laffeyette Co, WI
Died: 15 May 1924
Spouses: George Kreutz
09 (M): Jacob Nicklas (50 51)
Born: 03 Nov 1851 in Georgetown, WI
Died: 03 Jan 1873
Spouses:
Additional Information

John George Nicklas:

Buried: Georgetown, WI

Notes:

John George Nicklas 1806 - 1884 and
Anna Catherine Betsch 1809 - 1889


February 23, 2007

Dear Children

Tonight I will tell you about the Nicklas Family. Anna Adelaide Nicklas was Nana's mother. She married William Wesley White on March 16, 1899 in Platteville, Wisconsin. This is the story of her people.

The first Nicklas ancestors that we know of were John George and Anna Catherine Betsch Nicklas. They were first cousins, born in Leonabach, Hessen, Darmstadt, John George Nicklas on July 2, 1806 and Anna Betsch on August 9, 1809. From 1567 to 1806, the year John was born, Hesse-Darmstadt was a state in the Holy Roman Empire. From 1806 until 1918, after the Holy Roman Empire dissolved, the area was called the Grand Duchy of Hesse, It was a member of the German Confederation and then the German Empire. From 1918 to 1945 it was called the Peoples' State of Hesse and it was a state of Germany during the Weimar Republic. It's located in west central Germany near Frankfurt.

In Germany John was a hooked rug designer. He and Catherine came to Pennsylvania in 1832 and were married in 1833. Their first three children, Peter Benjamin, Elizabeth, and John were born there in Cumberland County. Baby John died before he was eleven months old. By the time their next baby was born in June of 1839 they had left Pennsylvania and moved to Monroe County, Illinois, along with the mother of either John or Anna. We can see her listed on the 1840 census, but only by age, not by name. Monroe County borders the Mississippi River down in southern Illinois. John and Anna really wanted a John in their family so when the next baby turned out to be another boy, they again named the baby John. They had four children during the ten years they lived in Illinois; after the 2nd John came Catharina, George, and William. Then they put all their belongings on a boat and came up the Mississippi River to Wisconsin. First they settled in Lafayette County where Carolina was born, and then they moved to Grant County where their last child, Jacob was born in 1851. They lived and farmed in the township of Georgetown for thirty years. When they were very old they moved into Platteville and they died there, John on 2 December 1884 and Anna on 5 January 1889.

We know a great deal about the descendants of John and Anna Nicklas because of their granddaughter, Sophia Driskill of Yukon, Oklahoma. During the last ten years of her life she worked on compiling information on all the Nicklas descendants she could find. Before she died she sent me a copy of her work, titled Nicklas Family History. She also wrote me a number of letters over the years and they are printed in the sources for John George Nicklas. Two of their sons died as a result of their Civil War service. Baby John died in infancy. From the remaining six children they had 29 grandchildren.

I am calling them John and Anna. However, they may have been called George and Catherine. Many Germans immigrants seem to have had a peculiar custom of giving their children a first name and a middle name and then calling them by the middle name. On the 1840, 1850, and 1860 census he is George, she is Catherine (except that only the head of the family, usually male, is listed before 1850.) On the 1880 census he is John G. and she is Anna C.

On the last page of her book Sophia has a list of "Nicklas Characteristics." How many of these can you see in your mom's family?

tall and slender
slow
religious
neat
stingy with money
queer in some ways
stomach trouble
curvature of the spine
Also senile
Many teachers and doctors
not talkative
Poor business people

Doesn't sound like your mom to me! Maybe your grandpa.

Among John and Anna's descendants were many teachers and doctors, so I don't think when she said "slow" she was talking about brain power. I found one who was an English professor right here in Madison while we've been living here and we didn't even know it. That was Irving Kreutz (b. 1917). It bothered Sophia that along with brilliance, the family seemed to have a dark side. Sophia thought perhaps it was because of George and Anna being first cousins. Nowadays its against the law for first cousins to marry because there is a greater risk of having babies with abnormalities, but it used to be quite common. We have a good number of marriages between first cousins in our family tree besides John and Anna. One time when Sophia said to a cousin that she wished she had known more about her grandparents the cousin replied, "You would NOT want to KNOW about them." (See Sophia Driskill Letters G and H) There were a number of cases of mental illness and at least two suicides among their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.. Sophia thought those cases were due to their having been cousins. We will never know for sure.

Now I'm going to tell you a little bit about each of John and Anna's nine children.

John and Anna Nicklas's first child was Peter Benjamin Nicklas, born 5 July 1834 in Blue Ridge, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. He is our ancestor. More about him later.

John and Anna Nicklas's second child was Elizabeth Nicklas, born 13 February 1836 in Blue Ridge, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Elizabeth grew up and married Leonard VonBerg who was born in Germany. They had one son that was a doctor, and another was a dentist. The third died in a dormitory fire when he was at college. They also had tthree daughters. Some of their descendants lived in Iowa.

John and Anna Nicklas's third child was John Nicklas, born 5 October 1837 in Blue Ridge, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. He died in infancy.

John and Anna Nicklas's fourth child was John Nicklas, born 26 June 1839 in Monroe County, Illinois. He married Amelia Kreutz in 1870 in Wisconsin. Amelia's brother, George Kreutz, married John's sister, Carolina Nicklas. John and Amelia had six children, two boys and four girls, with many descendants in Iowa. Their youngest daughter committed suicide by throwing herself down a well.

John and Anna Nicklas's fifth child was Catharina Nicklas, born 1 January 1842 in Monroe County, Illinois. She married Sam Linderman on 25 February 1870. They had two adopted children. It was reportedly an unhappy marriage.

John and Anna Nicklas's sixth child was George Nicklas, born 10 October 1845 in Monroe County, Illinois. George was a private in Co. K of the 47th Wisconsin infantry in the Civil War. He died of Tuberculosis several years after the war ended. Many Civil War soldiers suffered from TB. Over 6,000 died during the war and countless others, including George and his brother Jacob, succumbed after they returned home.

John and Anna Nicklas's seventh child was William Nicklas, born 9 February 1847 in Monroe County, Illinois. He married Emma Schlick in 1876. They settled in Floyd County, Iowa and had seven children, the youngest of whom was Nicklas family historian, Sophia Nicklas Driskill. Many of their descendants lived in Iowa.

John and Anna Nicklas's eighth child was Carolina Nicklas, born 24 June 1848 in Lafayette County, Illinois. She married George Kreutz in 1868. GeorgeKreutz and Amelia Kreutz, John Nicklas's wife, were brother and sister. George and Caroline had six children. The youngest, Earnest, was seven feet tall and committed suicide.

John and Anna Nicklas's ninth child was Jacob Nicklas, born 3 November 1851 in Georgetown, Wisconsin Sophia says Jacob served in the Civil War but I haven't found his record. If he did he would have had to do so as a very young teenager. He died in 1873 of Tuberculosis.

So that's the story of our immigrant Nicklas ancestors from Leonabach, Hesse, Darmstadt.

Here is how you're related to John George and Anna Catherine Betsch Nicklas: They had a son Peter, Peter had a daughter Addie, Addie had a daughter Helen White, Helen had Paul Stevens, Paul had Dawne, and Dawne had Sarah, Becky, Timmy, and Hannah!

Hooray for John and Anna! (Or George and Catherine.)


Love
Granny


I don't know how much you know about the Nicklas family. My father spoke very little about them. They left quite a sum of money to the children in the will. Our cousin found the will in a trunk. - Sophia Driskill Letter A

Anna Catharine Betsch:

Cause of Death: high blood pressure

Buried: Georgetown, WI

Notes:

From S. Driskill history, p. 1:

"Anna Catherine Betsch Nicklas died January 5, 1889, of huigh blood pressure, age 79 years, 4 months, 27 days. She was born August 9, 1809. In 1832, she came to the U.S. from Lenabach Hessen, Dormstadt, Germany. In 1833, she was united in marriage to John George Nicklas. He preceeded her in death 4 years before. She was a faithful member of her church since 1845. God comfort the relatives and meet again in heaven.

J. F. Steiner, minister, Platteville, Wisconsin."

(06) George Nicklas:

Cause of Death: TB

Notes:

John and Anna Nicklas's sixth child was George Nicklas, born 10 October 1845 in Monroe County, Illinois. George was a private in Co. K of the 47th Wisconsin infantry in the Civil War. He died of Tuberculosis several years after the war ended. Many Civil War soldiers suffered from TB. Over 6,000 died during the war and countless others, including George and his brother Jacob, succombed after they returned home.

(09) Jacob Nicklas:

Cause of Death: TB

Notes:

John and Anna Nicklas's ninth child was Jacob Nicklas. Sophia says Jacob served in the Civil War but I haven't found his record. If he did he would have do so as a very young teenager. He died in 1873 of Tuberculosis.

Footnotes
  1. Sophia Nicklas Driskill, Nicklas Family History (copied & dispersed by the author, Yukon, OK 6/18/1986).
  2. John George Nicklas, Nicklas, John George - Will (Grant Co., WI, Judge Wm. McGonigal 5/29/1880), Nicklas.
  3. Driskill, Sophie - Letters.
  4. Census, Federal - 1850 - Grant Co, WI, Eastern District, Ancestry p. 99 of 218.

    Geo. Nicklas age 44 b. Ger
    Catharine " 42 "
    Peter " 16 Penn
    Elizabeth " 14 "
    John " 11 Ill
    Catharine " 8 "
    Geo. " 6 "
    Wm. " 4 "
    Caroline " 2 Wisc

  5. Census, Federal - 1860 - Grant Co, WI, Smelzer Grove, Ancestry p. 4&5 of 25.
    (24 Jul 1860)

    Line 34

    George Nicklas age 54 Farmer real value $3000 personal $725 b. Hesse Darmstadt
    Catharine 52 "
    John 21 IL
    Catherine 18 "
    George, Jr 16 "
    William 16 "
    Caroline 12 WI
    Jacob 8 "

  6. Census, Federal - 1880 - Grant Co, WI, Smelser, Ancestry p. 19 of 26.
    (18 Jun 1880)

    Line 46

    Nichols, John G. age 73 aged retired b. Hesse, Darmstadt f.b. Hesse m.b. Hesse
    Anna C. 72 at home " " "

  7. Census, Federal - 1840 - Monroe County, Illinois, Ancestry p. 12 of 43.

    George Nickles

    Males under 5 - 1
    5 & under 10 - 1
    30 & under 40 - 1
    Females under 5 - 1
    30 & under 40 - 1
    70 & under 80 - 1

  8. Census, Federal - 1870 - Grant Co., Wisconsin, Smelser, Ancestry p. 33 of 33.
    (11 Jul 1870)

    Line 1

    Nickolas, George age 64 Farmer Real-$7,800 Personal-$800 b. Hesse Darmstadt
    Catherine 61 Keeping House "
    Jacob 18 helps on Farm WI

  9. Wisconsin Vital Records Death Index.

    Wisconsin Deaths, 1820-1907
    about John G Nicklas
    Name: John G Nicklas
    Death Date: 02 Dec 1884
    County: Grant
    Volume: 01
    Page #: 0116
    Reel: 030
    Image: 0302
    Index Volume: -
    ImageNum: 103826
    Sequence #: 277934
    Level Info: Wisconsin Vital Records Death Index.

  10. Rev. J.G. Steiner, minister, Platteville, WI, Nicklas, Anna Katharina Betsch article.
  11. Sophia Nicklas Driskill, Nicklas Family History (copied & dispersed by the author, Yukon, OK 6/18/1986).
  12. Census, Federal - 1850 - Grant Co, WI, Eastern District, Ancestry p. 99 of 218.

    Geo. Nicklas age 44 b. Ger
    Catharine " 42 "
    Peter " 16 Penn
    Elizabeth " 14 "
    John " 11 Ill
    Catharine " 8 "
    Geo. " 6 "
    Wm. " 4 "
    Caroline " 2 Wisc

  13. Census, Federal - 1880 - Grant Co, WI, Smelser, Ancestry p. 18 of 26.

    Line 46

    Nichols, John G. age 73 aged retired b. Hesse, Darmstadt f.b. Hesse m.b. Hesse
    Anna C. 72 at home " " "

  14. Census, Federal - 1860 - Grant Co, WI, Smelzer Grove.

    Line 34

    George Nicklas age 54 Farmer real value $3000 personal $725 b. Hesse Darmstadt
    Catharine 52 "
    John 21 IL
    Catherine 18 "
    George, Jr 16 "
    William 16 "
    Caroline 12 WI
    Jacob 8 "

  15. Sophia Nicklas Driskill, Nicklas Family History (copied & dispersed by the author, Yukon, OK 6/18/1986).
  16. Wisconsin State Historical Society - Veterans Museum, Civil War - Certificate of Service.
  17. White, Addie - Photo Album.
  18. Census, Federal - 1850 - Grant Co, WI, Eastern District, Ancestry p. 99 of 218.

    Geo. Nicklas age 44 b. Ger
    Catharine " 42 "
    Peter " 16 Penn
    Elizabeth " 14 "
    John " 11 Ill
    Catharine " 8 "
    Geo. " 6 "
    Wm. " 4 "
    Caroline " 2 Wisc

  19. Census, Federal - 1880 - Grant Co, WI, Smelser, Ancestry p. 23 of 26.
    (21 Jun 1880)

    Line 1

    Nicholes, Peter age 45 Farmer b. Penn f.b. Hesse Darmstadt m. b. Hesse Darmstadt
    Dorothy 39 wife Hanover Hanover Hanover
    George L. 17 son - works on farm WI PA "
    Evlina 13 dau " " "
    Anna 8 dau " " "

  20. Census, Federal - 1900 - Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, Rush Twsp, ED 41, Ancestry p. 14 of 19.
    (11 Jun 1900)

    Census, Federal - 1900 - Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, Rush Twsp, ED 41, Ancestry p. 14 of 19.
    "line 84 dwelling house # 151 family # 182

    White, Wesley, head 36 occupation farmer
    White, Addie wife 27
    White, Wilbur son 8/12 (should be 3/12)

    line 87 dwelling #151 family # 183

    Nicklas, Peter head 65 occupation retired
    Nicklas, Dorthea wife 58
    Nicklas, Evilina dau 33."

  21. Census, Federal - 1870 - Grant Co., Wisconsin, Smelser, Ancestry p. 12 of 33.
    (2 Jul 1870)

    Line 26

    Nicholas, Peter B. age 36 Farmer personal estate $400 b. Penn.
    Dorothy 28 Keeping House Hanover
    George 8 at home WI
    Lena 4 " WI

  22. Census, Federal - 1840 - Monroe County, Illinois, p.12 of 43.

    George Nickles

    Males under 5 - 1
    5 & under 10 - 1
    30 & under 40 - 1
    Females under 5 - 1
    30 & under 40 - 1
    70 & under 80 - 1

  23. Census, Federal - 1860 - LaFayette Co., Wisconsin, Elk Grove, Ancestry p. 10 of 33.

    Line 10

    Peter Nicholas age 24 Farm laborer b. Pennsylvania

    [This Peter Nicholas is working on the farm of John Metcalf. His wife is not to be found.]

  24. Census, Federal - 1850 - Grant Co, WI, Eastern District, Ancestry p. 99 of 218.

    Geo. Nicklas age 44 b. Ger
    Catharine " 42 "
    Peter " 16 Penn
    Elizabeth " 14 "
    John " 11 Ill
    Catharine " 8 "
    Geo. " 6 "
    Wm. " 4 "
    Caroline " 2 Wisc

  25. Sophia Nicklas Driskill, Nicklas Family History (copied & dispersed by the author, Yukon, OK 6/18/1986).
  26. Census, Federal - 1900 - Floyd Co, Iowa, Charles City, Sheet 11A; Ancestry p. 21 of 47.
    (7 Jun 1900)

    Line 44 203 Blair St.

    Von Berg, George L. head b. Sep 1827 age 72 m. 45 years GER GER GER imm: 1845 Na
    Elizabeth Feb 1836 64 45 9 chil b./2 living PA " "

    Geo cont: Occ: Landlord Owns Free House

  27. Census, Federal - 1880 - Floyd Co., Iowa, St Charles.

    page 33

    Von Berg, Leonard age 52 farmer Wirtenburg Wirtenburg Wirtenburg
    Elizabeth 44 wife PA Darmstadt Darmstadt
    John 21 son WI Wirtenburg Darmstadt
    William 19 son WI Wirtenburg Darmstadt
    Lydia 18 dau WI Wirtenburg Darmstadt
    Leonard 9 Iowa Wirtenburg Darmstadt
    Elizabeth 2 Kansas Wirtenburg Darmstadt

  28. Sophia Nicklas Driskill, Nicklas Family History (copied & dispersed by the author, Yukon, OK 6/18/1986).
  29. Census, Federal - 1860 - Grant Co, WI, Smelzer Grove, Ancestry p. 4 & 5 of 25.

    Line 34

    George Nicklas age 54 Farmer real value $3000 personal $725 b. Hesse Darmstadt
    Catharine 52 "
    John 21 IL
    Catherine 18 "
    George, Jr 16 "
    William 16 "
    Caroline 12 WI
    Jacob 8 "

  30. Sophia Nicklas Driskill, Nicklas Family History (copied & dispersed by the author, Yukon, OK 6/18/1986).
  31. Census, Federal - 1850 - Grant Co, WI, Eastern District, Ancestry p. 99 of 218.

    Geo. Nicklas age 44 b. Ger
    Catharine " 42 "
    Peter " 16 Penn
    Elizabeth " 14 "
    John " 11 Ill
    Catharine " 8 "
    Geo. " 6 "
    Wm. " 4 "
    Caroline " 2 Wisc

  32. Census, Federal - 1880 - LaFayette Co., WI, Shullsburg, Ancestry p. 39 of 40.
    (16 Jun 1980)

    Line 13 dwelling 389

    Nicholis, John age 40 OCC: Farming IL GER GER
    Amelia 37 GER GER GER
    Wilemina 9 WI IL GER
    Matilda 7 same
    Geo 5 "
    Amelia 3 "
    John 5/12 "

  33. Census, Federal - 1860 - Grant Co, WI, Smelzer Grove, Ancestry p. 4 & 5 of 25.

    Line 34

    George Nicklas age 54 Farmer real value $3000 personal $725 b. Hesse Darmstadt
    Catharine 52 "
    John 21 IL
    Catherine 18 "
    George, Jr 16 "
    William 16 "
    Caroline 12 WI
    Jacob 8 "

  34. Sophia Nicklas Driskill, Nicklas Family History (copied & dispersed by the author, Yukon, OK 6/18/1986).
  35. Census, Federal - 1850 - Grant Co, WI, Eastern District, Ancestry p. 99 of 218.

    Geo. Nicklas age 44 b. Ger
    Catharine " 42 "
    Peter " 16 Penn
    Elizabeth " 14 "
    John " 11 Ill
    Catharine " 8 "
    Geo. " 6 "
    Wm. " 4 "
    Caroline " 2 Wisc

  36. Census, Federal - 1880 - Floyd, Iowa, Ulster, Ancestry p. 19 of 20.
    (1 Jun 1880)

    Linderman, Samuel age 48 Farmer PA PA PA
    Catherine 38 wife IL Hesse D Hesse D
    George E. 12 adopted son MO unknown unknown
    Lena M. 10 adopted dau MO " "

  37. Sophia Nicklas Driskill, Nicklas Family History (copied & dispersed by the author, Yukon, OK 6/18/1986), p. 9.
  38. Ancestry.com, Civil War Service Records.

    U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 about George Nicklas Jr.
    Name: George Nicklas Jr.
    Side: Union
    Regiment State/Origin: Wisconsin
    Regiment Name: 47 Wisconsin Infantry
    Regiment Name Expanded: 47th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry
    Company: K
    Rank In: Private
    Rank In Expanded: Private
    Rank Out: Private
    Rank Out Expanded: Private
    Film Number: M559 roll 22

  39. Census, Federal - 1860 - Grant Co, WI, Smelzer Grove, Ancestry p. 4 & 5 of 25.

    Line 34

    George Nicklas age 54 Farmer real value $3000 personal $725 b. Hesse Darmstadt
    Catharine 52 "
    John 21 IL
    Catherine 18 "
    George, Jr 16 "
    William 16 "
    Caroline 12 WI
    Jacob 8 "

  40. Census, Federal - 1850 - Grant Co, WI, Eastern District, Ancestry p. 99 of 218.

    Geo. Nicklas age 44 b. Ger
    Catharine " 42 "
    Peter " 16 Penn
    Elizabeth " 14 "
    John " 11 Ill
    Catharine " 8 "
    Geo. " 6 "
    Wm. " 4 "
    Caroline " 2 Wisc

  41. Wisconsin Veterans Museum (http://museum.dva.state.wi.us/CivilWar/Soldiers.aspx).

    NICKLAS, GEORGE JR ENLISTED 1/23/1865 9/4/1865 MUSTERED OUT OF SERVICE SEPTEMBER 4, 1865.
    SMELSER
    47TH WIS. INFANTRY, CO. K - See more at: http://museum.dva.state.wi.us/CivilWar/Soldiers.aspx#sthash.LkVNJulm.dpuf

  42. Sophia Nicklas Driskill, Nicklas Family History (copied & dispersed by the author, Yukon, OK 6/18/1986).
  43. William Nicklas Obituary (unknown newspaper).
  44. Census, Federal - 1860 - Grant Co, WI, Smelzer Grove, Ancestry p. 4 & 5 of 25.

    Line 34

    George Nicklas age 54 Farmer real value $3000 personal $725 b. Hesse Darmstadt
    Catharine 52 "
    John 21 IL
    Catherine 18 "
    George, Jr 16 "
    William 16 "
    Caroline 12 WI
    Jacob 8 "

  45. Census, Federal - 1850 - Grant Co, WI, Eastern District, Ancestry p. 99 of 218.

    Geo. Nicklas age 44 b. Ger
    Catharine " 42 "
    Peter " 16 Penn
    Elizabeth " 14 "
    John " 11 Ill
    Catharine " 8 "
    Geo. " 6 "
    Wm. " 4 "
    Caroline " 2 Wisc

  46. Census, Federal - 1860 - Grant Co, WI, Smelzer Grove, Ancestry p. 4 & 5 of 25.

    Line 34

    George Nicklas age 54 Farmer real value $3000 personal $725 b. Hesse Darmstadt
    Catharine 52 "
    John 21 IL
    Catherine 18 "
    George, Jr 16 "
    William 16 "
    Caroline 12 WI
    Jacob 8 "

  47. Sophia Nicklas Driskill, Nicklas Family History (copied & dispersed by the author, Yukon, OK 6/18/1986).
  48. Census, Federal - 1880 - LaFayette Co., Wisconsin, Wiota, Ancestry p. 7 of 35.
    (8 Jun 1880)

    Line 41

    Kreutz, George age 44 farmer b. Prussia f. b. Prussia m.b. Prussia
    Caroline 32 wife WI Hesse Hesse
    Evalena 10 dau WI Prussia WI
    Anna A 6 dau same
    Caroline 4 dau "
    George W. 1 son "

  49. Census, Federal - 1850 - Grant Co, WI, Eastern District, Ancestry p. 99 of 218.

    Geo. Nicklas age 44 b. Ger
    Catharine " 42 "
    Peter " 16 Penn
    Elizabeth " 14 "
    John " 11 Ill
    Catharine " 8 "
    Geo. " 6 "
    Wm. " 4 "
    Caroline " 2 Wisc

  50. Sophia Nicklas Driskill, Nicklas Family History (copied & dispersed by the author, Yukon, OK 6/18/1986), p.19.
  51. Census, Federal - 1860 - Grant Co, WI, Smelzer Grove, Ancestry p. 4 & 5 of 25.

    Line 34

    George Nicklas age 54 Farmer real value $3000 personal $725 b. Hesse Darmstadt
    Catharine 52 "
    John 21 IL
    Catherine 18 "
    George, Jr 16 "
    William 16 "
    Caroline 12 WI
    Jacob 8 "

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