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Apolonia Marie Ziegler Macht
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Birth: Feb. 8, 1842, Russia
Death: Aug. 2, 1934
Wabaunsee County
Kansas, USA

Born in Koehler, Saratov, Volga, Russia.


Husband: Josef Macht
Born 1839 in Koehler, Russia
Died 8/9/1892 in Koehler, Russia from Cholera


12/24/1902 Immigration; S.S. Chemnitz, sailing 11/29/1902 from Bremen Germany to Galveston TX.

Apolonia Macht, 50 [60], German from Köhler Russia, can read/write, no cash. Destination is Wamego, KS. Relative in U.S., son-in-law Gottlieb Reichenborn in Wamego KS.
Gottlieb Macht, 16, son, German from Köhler Russia, can read/write.

Note: Apolina traveled with oldest son Joseph Macht, Joseph & Catharina Ruhl, and Christopher Bellinder.


Mrs. Alphona Ziegler Macht was born Feb. 8, 1839 in Kabler, Russia and passed away, August 2, 1934 at the ripe old age of 95 years, 8 months and 25 days, at the home of her oldest daughter, Mrs. Gottlieb Richmond at Alma, Kansas.

When a young woman she was married to Joseph Macht, Sr. To this union ten children were born.

Her husband died August 9, 1892, being 42 years ago. Five children also preceded her in death.

The five living are three daughters and two sons. Mrs. Gottlieb Richmond, Alma, Kansas; Mrs Geo. Gareis, Flush, Kans.; Mrs Antone Klug, Julesburg, Colo; Joseph Macht, Wamego, Kansas; and Gottlieb Macht, Julesburg, Colo. She was a kind and loving wife and mother, always thinking of others before herself, and doing what she could for all those in need, especially the sick. She was a faithful member of the Catholic Church.

She came to this country in 1903 with her son Joseph Macht and family, and has made her home with him and kept house for him a number of years since his wife passed away, until the last couple of years her health prevented her to do it any longer. So her daughters took turns in keeping her and taking care of her. She was always a great hand to visit all the children and do all she could for them.

The funeral services were held Saturday morning at 8 o'clock at St. Bernard Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Friesbury officiating. Burial was in the Catholic Cemetery.

The pall bearers were her grandsons, Joe Richmond, Joe Macht, John Gareis, Leo Gareis, Andrew Gareis, and George Macht.

Wamego Reporter, 8/9/1934
Provided by Tom & Nona Prockish


Funeral services were held at the Catholic church in Wamego Saturday morning for Mrs. Apolonia Macht, who died at the home of her daughter Mrs. G. Richmond here Thursday at 6:15 p.m.

Apolonia Ziegler was born Feb. 8, 1839 in Kahler, Russia, and when a young woman married Joseph Macht Sr., and 10 children were born to them, five of whom are living.

In 1903 Mrs. Macht came to this county and has made her home with her son Joe near Wamego, except for the past few winters which she spent with her daughters.

The surviving children are; Mrs. G. Richmond of Alma, Mrs. Geo. Garies of Flush, Mrs. Antone Klug and G. Macht of Julesburg, Col., and Joe Macht of Wamego. She also leaves 33 grand and 52 great grandchildren.

Among the relatives at the funeral were Joe Richmond and Ed Tenbrink and their families and Mr. and Mrs. G. Richmond of Alma, and Mrs. Othmar Undorf of Topeka.

Alma Enterprise, 8/10/1934


Abolona Macht, 1844-1937, on tombstone. Buried 8/4/1934 at St. Bernard's Cemetery, Wamego. - Tom & Nona Prockish
Family links: 
  Magdalin Macht Richmond (1861 - 1938)*
  Joseph L. Macht (1866 - 1954)*
  Anna Marie Macht Klug (1867 - 1941)*
  Peter Macht (1872 - 1903)*
  Susan Macht Gareis (1877 - 1963)*
  Adam Macht (1879 - 1962)*
  Gottlieb Christopher Macht (1885 - 1967)*
  William Macht (1891 - 1970)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Bernard Cemetery
Pottawatomie County
Kansas, USA
Created by: David Haspert
Record added: Dec 16, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 121802491
Apolonia Marie <i>Ziegler</i> Macht
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Apolonia Marie <i>Ziegler</i> Macht
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