Friday, October 7, 2011

Margaret Kraft

According to volume 23 of GERMANS TO AMERICA, Margaret and Jacob Kraft came from Germany to the United States on the ship Bavaria, and arrived in New York's harbor on June 28, 1869. Along with Jacob, who was 38, and Margaret, who was 32, were four children ranging in age from six months to seven years. By 1872, Margaret Kraft died, at the age of 35. She was buried at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. A heart and the word Mother is inscribed above her name.

By the year 1880, according to the U.S. Census, it appears that Jacob Kraft had remarried, and had more children with his second wife. Here are the names of the individuals residing in the Jacob Kraft household in 1880 in Erie County.

Jacob KRAFT,age 48
Henerica KRAFT, age 26
Jacob KRAFT, age 21
Mike KRAFT, age 17
Maggie KRAFT, age 16
Adam KRAFT, age 12
John KRAFT, age 6
Henry KRAFT, age 4
Lera KRAFT, age 2

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