Samuel Hoerger

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Samuel Hoerger

  • Birth 1 May 1820 Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • Death 31 Oct 1886 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Plot Sec B-4 # 475
  • Memorial ID 71534994

Samuel Hoerger came to America under sad circumstances, he had taken active part in the Rebellion of 1848, against the German government, the object of which was the establishment of a Republic. The Revolution being a failure, the patriots fled to escape the State's prisons. Mr. Hoerger first came to Louisville, Kentucky with his brother Christopher; from that place he went overland to California, during the gold fever, hoping to save sufficient means to return to Germany and bring back with him his wife and daughter. Having not written to his wife for several years, he went to Germany in disguise, and met his wife and child whom he found well. His wife, however, had remarried. Asking for the daughter, who was granted him, he returned to America. (1852) Taken from a mother's love and care, and under the guidance of her father, she came to live with her uncle in Louisville, Kentucky. Samuel married again and brought his daughter, Christina to his home in Chicago. The stepmother, who was a Catholic, tried to change Christina's belief, which caused her to leave home. Samuel Hoerger owned a saloon on Cottage Grove, near The University of Chicago in 1880.


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  • Created by: Missy Teague
  • Added: 17 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 71534994
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Hoerger (1 May 1820–31 Oct 1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 71534994, citing Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Missy Teague (contributor 47487097) .