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Katherine Elizabeth Tressell Purpus
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Birth: 1810
Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Death: 1875
Brown County
Illinois, USA

Children: Carolina Elizabeth 1837-died Germany
Charles Eugene 1838-1910
Leopold 'Leo' 1840-1862
Ludwig 'Louis' 1842-1915
Wilheim 'William' 1846-aft 1910
Anton 'Anthony' 1848-?
Jacob 'JC' 1850-aft 1910

Katherine Elizabeth Tressell parents were Carl Jacob Tressell and Anna Elizabeth Geib of Germany. She and her husband purchased land in Buckhorn Tsp, Brown County, Illinois and raised two generations there. Both are buried in the Purpus Cemetery on the original property.
Source: Family History and 'The Purpus Family History' which was documented by Eugene R. Purpus of California through extensive research and travel to Germany in 1990's. Eugene R. Purpus was the great grandson of Ludwig 'Louis' Purpus. 
Family links: 
  Carl Purpus (1812 - 1890)*
  Charles Eugene Purpus (1838 - 1910)*
  Leopold Purpus (1840 - 1862)*
  Anton Purpus (1848 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
Wife of Carl 'Charles' Joseph Purpus Sr
Note: Immigrated to the United States from Germany with 6 children 14 Jun 1853 on the Ocean Queen from London to NY. Husband came in 1851
Purpus Burial Ground
Brown County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Purpus Family Plot - Kellerville, Buckhorn Twp, Brown, Illinois
Created by: Lila J Hess
Record added: Jun 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92122773

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 Added: Sep. 19, 2012

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