Looking for info on great-grandmother, came to USA at. 1870 married a Philip Gruss

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Margarethe A. Fuchs  born March 1854   in Bavaria Germany

My great-grandmother  looking for her family.

Possibly related to a 'Brendel'
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edited by Chris Whitten

How could I ever thank you for all that info. I would have never found all

of this. I could not even find her parents name. If you are connected to

Margaret Fuchs Gruss in anyway, I would love to email back and forth

thank you just is not enough, I've been looking for so long. for my

ancestors from Germany. Maybe I should mention the other names and

hopefully get result even close to this.  Her husb. Philipp Gruss we're not even sure

what part of Germany he came from. But with this info. I might be able to find

something.  Thanks sosososo much > chris.10888@yahoo.com        Chris Skelton

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Minnesota, Territorial and State Census, 1849-1905

1875 Census, Stearns, Saint Joseph, Minnesota

Andrew Fuchs 66 ~ born, Bavaria

Kath(?) Fuchs 44 (possibly short of "Katherine" or "Kathleen") ~ Bavaria

Margaret Fuchs 20 ~ Bavaria

Baltus Fuchs 18 ~ Minnesota

Fransiska Fuchs 12 ~ Minnesota


1870 United States Federal Census

Ohio, Cuyahoga, Cleveland Ward 11

Susan Fuchs ~ 48 ~ Bavaria

Barbara Fuchs ~ 19 ~ Bavaria

Jacob Fuchs ~ 15 ~ Bavaria

Margret Fuchs ~ 13 ~ Bavaria


FindAGrave Website

Margaret Fuchs Gruss

Birth: Mar. 23, 1855

Death: Sep. 11, 1947

Note: Died at age 94. Buried in separate area designated for elderly residents of the Little Sisters of the Poor Nursing Home. Area is marked with a single marker.

Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery (old)
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Plot: Sec 13W Lot 00LS

(Source: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=41871431)


St. Joseph Catholic Church Records (Marriages) 1870 - 1896

St. Louis, Missouri

Groom: Philipp Gruss

Grooms Parents: Sebastian Gruss (deceased) + Catharina AMEND Gruss

Bride: Margaretha Fuchs

Brides Parents: Laurent Fuchs + Margaretha HERZING Fuchs

Witnesses: Georg (George?) Brendel + Maria Christmann

Date: 6 February, 1883

(Source: http://genealogyinstlouis.accessgenealogy.com/dettleff-marr1896.htm)








by Matt Bowler G2G4 (5.0k points)
Nice work, Matt

Actually, those 1870 and 1875 census records might be someone else. IF Philip and Margaret Gruss were living in Bonhomme, St. Louis, Missouri in 1900 with children Mary, Annie, Christine and Joseph, then Margaret Fuchs emigrated in 1882, the year before she married, in which case she wasn't here to be in those earlier census records.

Also, if that 1900 census is them, it indicates that Philip Gruss arrived to the U.S. in 1867, and was born April 1845 in Germany and was a railroad watchman. (Source: US Census: Year: 1900; Census Place: Bonhomme St Louis Missouri; Roll: 888; Page:  21A; Enumeration District: 0111; FHL microfilm:  1240888.)

A Phil. Gruss, 22, arrived NYC on the "Sidon" 11 Nov 1867. He is not travelling with any other Grusses. (I.e., he appears to be on his own)  (Source: NY Passenger lists 1820-1957, Year:  1867; Arrival:  New York United States; Microfilm Serial: M237; Microfilm Roll:  288; Line: 28; List Number:  1184.)


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