|Birth: ||Sep. 16, 1824|
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
|Death: ||Feb. 3, 1865|
Johanna was born in Buechenbach, Mittelfranken to Johann Michael Hoenninger and Barbara Rudelt-Petsch. She sailed for America in 1847 and was married to Georg Brandmueller in early 1848 at St. Alphonsus Church.
They had at least six children; all but two of them died very young. She had a psychiatric event in 1858 in which she killed one son and attempted to kill her other children. It was a highly publicized event at the time. Johanna was put on trial, convicted, and ordered to a hospital in the area (it is unclear which one, as medical records in Maryland are sealed). By 1860 she is listed on the census as living at home. She died in 1865 of consumption.
After her passing, her small remaining family stayed in Baltimore until 1869 when they moved to Dane County, Wisconsin, where Georg's half-sister, Margaretha Weller, had settled. Georg and son John are living in Dane Co., Wisconsin in the 1870 census, but I do not know where Margaret is (she did not marry Peter Annen until 1877, but she does not seem to be living in Dane Co. with the rest of the family at this time).
Her husband, Georg disappears after the 1870 census. His death is not noted in St. Martin's registers in Springfield, Dane Co., the parish the Wellers belonged to. However, there was a probate file for him in Dane County in 1874 indicating that he killed himself and died without a will. Further, there is a newspaper clipping relating the story of his death. He may not have been buried in a cemetery (or at least, not a Catholic one), because Catholics did not allow persons who committed suicide to be buried on consecrated ground during this time period.
Georg Brandmueller (1824 - 1874)*
Margaret Brandmueller Annen (1850 - 1891)*
Michael Brandmueller (1855 - 1858)*
John M. Brandmueller (1860 - 1944)*
Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery
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Record added: Apr 30, 2010
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