|Birth: ||Jun. 24, 1837, Germany|
|Death: ||Apr. 24, 1896|
Johanna Marquart married Wilhelm Gust in Germany. They had 8 children: Albert, William, Carl, Anna, Bertha, Robert, Mathilda and Herman. They came from Ladolnikmule, near posen, which was sometimes in Poland andsometimes in Germany, depending on the politics at the time. However, the Gusts wer always German. Six of the children immigrated to the U. S. and two did not: herman and Mathilda remained in Germany.
Wilhelm died in 1878. After his death, Johanna worked cutting grain with a scythe in the fields to support her two youngest children, Carl and Anna. Several of her sons had already come to America to avoid compulsory military service in the German Army.
Not wanting to see her mother work in the fields as a laborer(no Social Security in those days), her daughter Bertha Liebenow made arrangements for their passage to America.
They sailed from Bremershaven, Germany. The fare was $45.00 each including meals and rail transportation to Davenport, North dakota. The trip took two weeks on the ocean and several days from Baltimore, Md. to Davenport.
They arrived in Davenport on July 4, 1887. It was not easy to make people understand what they wanted since they spoke only German. One man in Davenport sensing they must be german sent them to the hotel where the proprietor was German.
They asked if he knew Julius Liebenow. Yes, he lives 5 miles morthwest.
Bertha Theresa Gust Haney (1868 - 1952)*
Canaan Moravian Church Cemetery
North Dakota, USA
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Record added: Apr 22, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26215767
In honor of your great great-granddaughter Ginny.|
Douglas Kirk Sorensen
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In memory of my great great grandmotherwho came to this country in 1887.|
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