Betty Wessels Von Kaltenborn

Bremen, Germany
Death 19 Jul 1878 (aged 38)
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot Sec. 2, Block 13, Lot 4
Memorial ID 182838535 · View Source
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Betty Wessells (sic), parents John H. Wessells and Charlotte Schaffer, m.8 Jun 1872 Milwaukee, WI, to Rudolph Kaltenborn, born Germany, parents George Kaltenborn and Augusta V. Baumbach

* A bio of Rudolph von Kaltenborn-Stachau says that he met Betty on board ship, she was on her way to America to teach German. They had one daughter and then Hans. The mother died at her son's birth.

* Rudolph and Betty's children were Augusta Maria, Bertha and Hans Rudolph.

* Betty's parents were Johann Heinrich Wessels and Magdalena Charlotte Henriette Schaffer.

* Betty and her sister Anna Martha Elizabeth #53966226 came to America in 1865 settling in New York. Martha's daughter's brief obit names her "dear cousin H. V. Kaltenborn." Some time between 1865 and 1871 Betty returned to Germany because she arrived at the Port of New York on 1 Sep 1871 on the N.G.S.S. Frankfurt giving her origin as New York. Also on board was R___ Kaltenborn, 30, merchant, origin Germany.

* Thank you to Jennifer Madison for full death date and burial location detail.

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  • Added: 29 Aug 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 182838535
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Betty Wessels Von Kaltenborn (22 Oct 1839–19 Jul 1878), Find A Grave Memorial no. 182838535, citing Union Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Ruby (contributor 46932792) .