My KIESEWETTER family settled in Brown Co.Ohio in the 1850's.
The naturalization census records say they were from Austria.
A brother on the Hamburg lists came from Kemzendorf, Austria.
But, I cannot find Kemzendorf,Austria!
Their inlaws were
SCHUBERT from "Silesia"
Their close Austrian neighbors in Brown County were:
POHL unknown village of origin
FEIKE from Setzdorf (now Valpenna near Opava in Czech).
HAUKE from Setzdorf (now Valpenna near Opava in Czech).
FLASSIG from Setzdorf (now Valpenna near Opava in Czech).
Is anybody out there researching Kiesewetter, Schubert, Pohl, Flassig,
Feike, Hauke ?
Should I hire a Czech researcher to see if my Kiesewetters are also from Setzdorf?
(I have exhausted all Ohio KIESEWETER records looking for place of
Any help would be sincerely appreciated!
Johannes Kiesewetter was born January 21, 1819 in Austria the
son of Joseph and Magdalena Kiesewetter.
At the age of 38 he came to America by sailing ship (ship name unknown).
He, his wife Christine Schubert, daughter Franciskah Romanda,
(and possibly his mother-in-law Rosalie Schubert) left Austria May 23,
1853 and landed in New York July 17, 1853. (Hamburg records missing
Could not find them in "German to America"
They first settled in Maurystown, highland, Co. Ohio.
In 1855 Johann bought 46 acres in Brown County Ohio. He was
declared a United Sates citizen May 31, 1859 also in Brown Co. His first
wife Christine died July 7,1860.
Ohio Johannes remarried. He married Anna
Barbara Schneider who was born 28th of October 1827 from
from the tiny village of Hoheinod in the German state of Rheinland-Pfalz
The marriage was the 12 of November 1861 at the German Lutheran Church
Johannes died 29 of February 1888 and was buried in the Arnheim
Church Cemetary in Brown Co. Ohio. He was survived by his widow Barbara
and five children.