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Caroline Lena "Carolina" Bausmann Kessel
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Birth: Mar. 3, 1861, Germany
Death: Apr. 10, 1903
Lee County
Illinois, USA

Caroline Lena Bausmann was born on March 3, 1861 in Wörrstad, Germany to Phillip Lorenz Bausmann and Maria Christina Unverrich. Around 1880, after her fathers death, Caroline removed from Germany and moved to the land where her uncles had moved to years before - Illinois.

Shortly after her immigration, Lena married George Kessel on May 19, 1883 in Brooklyn Township, Lee, Illinois. George was a 29 year old who was widowed two years before his marriage to Caroline. George had two children, Elizabeth Katherine (1878) and Anna Barbara (1880).

George and Lena had their first child, Ida Caroline Kessel, on May 5, 1884 in Brooklyn township. They had 8 more children: Mildred Elizabeth (1885), John Michael (1887), Lillian (1888), Clara Katherine (1890), Mabel Caroline (1892), Elmer Albert (1894), Lena M. (1897), and an infant child whose name we don't know.

On April 10, 1903, in Brooklyn township, Caroline Lena Bausmann Kessel passed away. She died at 3:20 pm. She was 42 years of age and left 8 of her own children, and 2 stepchildren. The ages of her children ranged from 5 to 18.

On April 24th, the newspaper recorded her death: "Mrs. George Kessel, nee Lena Bausman, died at her home in Brooklyn township on Friday, April 10th, aged 42 years. Surviving her are her husband and eight children."
Family links: 
  George Kessel (1854 - 1936)*
  Ida Caroline Kessel Swope (1884 - 1940)*
  Lillian Kessel Stout (1888 - 1978)*
*Calculated relationship
Brooklyn Lutheran Cemetery
Lee County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: Tyler James McCane
Originally Created by: Bonni Kaiser
Record added: Jan 22, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103967427
Caroline Lena Carolina <i>Bausmann</i> Kessel
Added by: Bonni Kaiser
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May you rest in peace, Caroline. She is my 3rd great grandmother.
- Tyler James McCane
 Added: Feb. 15, 2013

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