Mitch Blank's North-German Genealogy Site
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This page created October 6th, 2008, last updated January 21st, 2021
Viola Hartig's grandmother
Father Johann Friedrich Martin "Friedrich" GLEI, ca 1798-1851
Mother Maria Carolina Friedrika "Carolina" JONAS Glei Lüthke, 1815-1874
Louise Christine Maria GLEI Rohloff Schäfer, 1849-
Partner Friedrich LENSCHOW
Son Hermann Johann Friedrich ROLOFF, 1873-
Husband Friedrich Johann Ludwig "Fritz" ROHLOFF, 1847-
Daughter Louise Johanna Caroline Charlotte ROHLOFF, 1876-1876
Daughter Caroline Friederike Anna "Anna" ROHLOFF, 1880-1883
Daughter Alma Dorothea Christina ROHLOFF Hartig, 1882-1964
Husband Michael SCHäFER, 1844-1909
19 November 1849 - Born at Möllenhagen, Kreis Waren, Mecklenburg-Schwerin
2 December 1849 - Baptized there. Godparents were Caroline Loiuse Gebhard, day laborer's wife from Möllenhagen, Johann Christian Theodor Holzhauer, day laborer from Möllenhagen and Maria Jonas, girl from Groß Varchow
Sometime before 1855 - Grandfather Jürgen Johann Friedrich JONAS died
1864, age 14 - Confirmed there
7 February 1874, age 24 - Mother Maria Carolina Friedrika "Carolina" JONAS Glei Lüthke, age 59, died there of Brustkrankheit (pneumonia, consumption)
Until 1875, age 25 - Resided there
November 1881, age 31 - Emigrated at Bremen, Germany. Loiuse, her husband, her two children, her nephew John Gley and his wife Maria traveled together on the ship Köln.
13 November 1881, age 31 - Immigrated at Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland
27 December 1882, age 33 - Daughter Alma Dorothea Christina ROHLOFF Hartig born at Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
16 December 1883, age 34 - Daughter Caroline Friederike Anna "Anna" ROHLOFF, age 3, died there
28 January 1890, age 40 - Half-sister Albertine Carolina Johanna "Caroline" GLEY Johannsen, age 53, died at Milwaukee of influenza
Sometime before 1892 - Husband Friedrich Johann Ludwig "Fritz" ROHLOFF died in Milwaukee?
27 August 1892, age 42 - Married Michael SCHäFER, age 48, at Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Milwaukee
29 September 1895, age 45 - Granddaughter Lilly Anna Alma ROLOFF born at Milwaukee
As of sometime before 1897 until sometime after 1920 - Resided at 1237 N Pierce there. (Pre-1929 numbering system.)
1 June 1900, age 50 - Recorded in the Federal census there. She was living with her second husband, Michael Schaefer and her daughter, Alma Roloff.
9 February 1901, age 51 - Grandson Fritz Albert August "Fred" ROLOFF born there
1902, age 52 - Naturalized
25 November 1902, age 53 - Granddaughter Viola Louisa Hermine Sophia HARTIG Benz born at 255 Booth St, Milwaukee
14 December 1902, age 53 - Godparent when Viola Louisa Hermine Sophia HARTIG Benz (her granddaughter) baptized at Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church there
10 February 1903, age 53 - Grandson Walter Carl Heinrich ROLOFF born there
14 August 1904, age 54 - Granddaughter Lydia Olga Anna Alma HARTIG born there
25 April 1909, age 59 - Granddaughter Irmgard Bertha Theresa Julehen HARTIG Zastrow born at 44 Chambers St there
18 December 1909, age 60 - Husband Michael SCHäFER, age 65, died there of Krebs (cancer)
20 April 1910, age 60 - Recorded in the Federal census there. She was living with her son-in-law Charles Hartig's family and stepson Michael Schaefer.
2 June 1915, age 65 - Grandson Raymond Carl Rudolf Wilhelm HARTIG born there
27 June 1915, age 65 - Godparent when Raymond Carl Rudolf Wilhelm HARTIG (her grandson) baptized at Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church there
January 1920, age 70 - Occupation listed as boarding house proprietor. Her granddaughter's future husband, Edward Benz, was one of her boarders.
9 January 1920, age 70 - Recorded in the United States Census at Milwaukee. According to the census, she had never learned to speak English.
As of sometime before 1923 until sometime after 1927 - Resided at 1490 N Richards there. (Pre-1929 numbering system.) She was living first in the lower flat and later upstairs with her daughter Alma and son-in-law Charles Hartig with granddaughter Viola Hartig and her husband moving into the lower flat.
7 April 1930, age 80 - Recorded in the United States Census there
Sometime after 1930 - Died in Milwaukee?