Pauline Reiser was born in Etzenrot, Baden, Germany to Josephus Reiser(1797) and Appolina Schwab(b.1801), who were also born in the same town. She became pregnant with her eldest son, Andreas (Andrew) in 1854 while unmarried. The father, Johannes Anderer (b.1834 in Etzenrot), married her 5 years later as German law required the father to have enough money to support a family in order to marry. Johann was a factory worker at the time of Andreas' birth on 21 Feb 1855 and presumably did not make enough to support his wife and child according to German law. The couple did marry on 23 April 1860, presumably at at St Katharina's Catholic Church in Busenbach, Baden (now Baden-Wurttemberg), Germany where they had both been baptized.Their family grew to include Ottila Thekla Anderer(b.1862) (later m. Heil)and Franz Anton Anderer(b1870) and Joseph(b 1881/1882?). Pauline immigrated aboard "The Germaine" , arriving to New York City on 18 May 1882 with her daughter, Ottila Thekla ("Tille") and son Franz Anton ("Frank"), and infant son, Joseph. Immigration records indicate she was bound for Ohio, where her son, Andreas had already arrived in in the US, possibly one year earlier with his wife, Maria Anna Rimmelspacher (b.1856 in Etzenrot). Presumably Pauline's husband, Johann had died in Germany as he is not listed on the ship records. Pauline then lived in Tiffin,OH with her son, Andreas and his family.
The above information comes from FamilySearch documents, the passenger list of The Germaine, and http://www.landesarchiv-bw.de/web/49338 documents for Etzenrot births and marriages.
Andrew (Andreas) Anderer (1855 - 1922)*
Francis Anthony Anderer (1870 - 1950)*
Note: Immigrated to US from German in 1882
Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery
Plot: Row 17 Grave 6
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Record added: Mar 18, 2013
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