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Juliane Karoline "Ada" Keseberg
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Birth: Apr. 17, 1843, Germany
Death: Feb. 23, 1847
Nevada County
California, USA

A member of the Donner/Reed Party.
Little Ada, aged 3 years, was rescued, along with her mother, Philippine, by the 1st Relief. Philippine carried her daughter as long as her arms had strength. When she could no longer carry her, she offered a gold watch and twenty-five dollars to anyone who would carry Ada, but there were no takers. The mother marched on, but later it was evident the daughter could no longer hold out. She died somewhere in the area of the Yuba Bottoms.

Reason Tucker took little Ada's body, laid it in the snow and covered it the best he could. He later wrote, "Her sperrit went to heaven, her body to the wolves."

Note: Ada was a twin to another daughter of Lewis & Phillipine named Mathilde Elise. The twins were barely a year old when the family came to America from Germany. Little Mathilde died two months after they arrived. 
Family links: 
  Louis Keseberg (1814 - 1895)
  Phillipine Zimmerman Keseberg (1823 - 1877)
  Juliane Karoline Keseberg (1843 - 1847)
  Johann Ludwig Christian Keseberg (1846 - 1847)**
  Pauline Keseberg (1853 - 1881)**
  Matilda Keseberg Kummerfeldt (1857 - 1874)*
  Bertha K. Keseberg Catlett (1862 - 1949)*
  Augusta Keseberg (1863 - 1889)**
*Calculated relationship
Body lost or destroyed
Specifically: Rescued by the 1st Relief, Ada died on the trail
Created by: Cindy Baldogo
Record added: Sep 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58737621

I'm thankful your Father found you but so sad no one seems to care how it happened. I scattered forget-me-not seeds near the place where God tenderly placed you in the palm of His hand. May You Rest in Paradise with your Beloved Family.
 Added: Jun. 16, 2016

- The Genealogy Genie
 Added: Feb. 19, 2016

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