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Christian Heinrich Johannes

  • Birth 1835 Germany
  • Death 1919 Two Rivers, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Burial Two Rivers, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Plot 1-49
  • Memorial ID 86011045

Between Dorothea & Carolina S.

Excerpts from a bio. sketch from "History of Manitowoc County Wisconsin", by Dr. L. Falge, 1911-1912, v.2, p.334-339.

Mr. Johannes was born in Bremerhaven, Germany, in 1835, and in 1851 when sixteen years of age emigrated to the United States, settling in Manitowoc county. He found employment in the local sawmill which was the only industry of which Two Rivers boasted at that day. This mill was operated only through the summer months so that through the winter seasons for two years Mr. Johannes availed himself of the opportunity of attending the English school that he might acquaint himself with the language of his adopted land....

When Mr. Johannes had been in America for four years he decided to visit his native land and when he again came to the new world he brought with him his parents, for whom he cared until they were called to their final rest at a ripe old age....

Mr. Johannes was twice married. In February, 1856, at Two Rivers, he wedded Miss Dorothea Schwake, a native of Westphalia, Germany, and unto them were born four children, namely: Caroline, a resident of Yale, South Dakota; Charles, an engineer of Two Rivers; William, engaged as foreman for the Hamilton Manufacturing Company of Two Rivers; and Louis, proprietor of a restaurant at Yale, South Dakota. The mother of this family passed away in 1864... 1865 Mr. Johannes married Miss Caroline Schwake, a sister of his former wife. Unto this union were born six children, as follows: Emma, who married Rev. August Schlei, of Algoma, Wisconsin; Minnie, the wife of Fred Koppleman, of Kossuth, Wisconsin; Fred, superintendent of the Two Rivers Woodenware Company; Christ, manager of the Two Creeks farm for Schroeder Brothers of Two Rivers; Louisa, who married Henry Schmidt, a farmer of Two Rivers township; and Albert.

The last named was born December 6, 1881, in the city of Two Rivers, Wisconsin, and he acquired his education in the common schools. He has always remained with his parents, was reared to agricultural life and has continued to follow that occupation.

Excerpt from: Two Rivers Reporter, Saturday, May 31, 1913:
OLD TIMERS - (photo with article)
The life of Christian Johannes is largely identified with the history of the Two Rivers Manufacturing Company. He came from Germany and reached here in October 1851. His brother William who died recently was then here....

In 1893 he retired to his farm in the town of Two Rivers where he and his wife, who has been his companion for nearly fifty years still reside. They are both in reasonably good health at the age of 78 and 67 respectively.

Caroline was born 23 May 1857
Charles - 11 Jan 1859
William - 1 Mar 1961
Louis - 12 Dec 1863
Emma - 18 Nov 1865
Minnie - about 1868 per 1880 census
Fred - 13 Feb 1971
Christian - 18 Nov 1872
Louisa - about 1875 per 1880 census
Albert - 6 Dec 1881

(Note: Per his children's birth records, his middle name was Heinrich.)

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Christian Heinrich Johannes (1835–1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86011045, citing Pioneers' Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by treefr0g (contributor 47553861) .