Katharina Elisabeth Wückert was born 3 February 1879 in Beideck, Russia, to parents Johann Konrad Wickert and Katharina Barbara Worster. Beideck was a neighboring village of Grimm, Russia, where her husband was born.
At this point it's unclear when Katharina Elisabeth married Karl Fritzler. Although son Waldemar was born in 1906, descendants tell me that not all of Katharina and Karl's children immigrated to the United States with them. That means that minimally, the children would have to be at least 17 years of age. That means that the youngest of those children could not have been born later than 1895. If Katharina Elisabeth was the mother of that child, she would have given birth when she was 16. That's pretty young, even for Volga Germans in that time frame. Regardless, it appears that she couldn't have had more than one child who didn't immigrate with them.
As did many other Volga German families, Carl and Elisabeth decided to immigrate to the United States. After taking an arduous journey from the Volga region to Germany, the family departed Germany from Bremen on a ship called the Breslau on 28 March 1912, arriving at the Port of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 111 April 1912.
Name Karl Fritzluz [sic] should be Fritzler
Event Type Immigration
Event Date 1912
Event Place Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Birth Year (Estimated) 1882
Ship Name Breslan [sic] should be Breslau
Traveling with Katarina, age 34, Waldemar, age 5, Karl, age 3, and Alexander, age 10
According to her husband Carl's naturalization record, his surviving children were:
Waldemar Fritzler, born 1906, born in Grimm, Russia
Karl Fritzler, born 1908, born in Grimm, Russia
Alexander Fritzler, born 1911, born in Grimm, Russia
Henry Fritzler, born 1913 in Walla Walla, Washington
Eleanor (Fritzler) Baker, born 1918 in Portland, Oregon
Son Karl died just a few months after the family's arrival in Walla Walla, Washington in 1911. The family was still living in Washington when son Henry was born. A new job took t he family to Portland, Oregon, where daughter Eleanor was born. Katharina Elisabeth and Karl remained in Oregon permanently until their deaths.
1930 United States Federal Census
Name: Elizabeth Fritcler [Elizabeth Fritzler]
Birth Year: abt 1879
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Home in 1930: Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, USA
Map of Home: View Map
Street address: Garfield Avenue
Ward of City: Election Pct. 400
House Number: 764
Dwelling Number: 216
Family Number: 229
Age at First Marriage: 23
Attended School: No
Able to Read and Write: No
Father's Birthplace: Russia
Mother's Birthplace: Russia
Language Spoken: German
Immigration Year: 1912
Able to Speak English: Yes
Household Members: Name Age
Carl Fritcler 48
Elizabeth Fritcler 51
Alec Fritcler 19
Henry Fritcler 17
Eleanor Fritcler 12
1940 United States Federal Census
Name Elizabeth Fritzler
Estimated Birth Year abt 1879
Marital Status Married
Relation to Head of House Wife
Home in 1940 Portland, Multnomah, Oregon
Map of Home in 1940 Portland, Multnomah, Oregon
Street N E Garfield
House Number 3614
Inferred Residence in 1935 Portland, Multnomah, Oregon
Death Place Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, United States of America
Cemetery Rose City Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, United States of America
Has Bio? Y
Spouse Carl Fritzler
Memorial number: 172434723
Funeral will be Monday, 1 p.m. at Pearson mortuary for Mrs. Katherine Elizabeth Fritzler, 3614 N. E. Garfield avenue. Rev. Joseph S. Gyorog will officiate. Burial will be in Rose City cemetery. Mrs. Fritzler died Thursday at a Portland hospital. Born in Russia February 3, 1878, Mrs. Fritzler was the wife of Carl Fritzler. She had lived in Portland 38 years, and was a member of the Second German Congregational church.
"Survivors include the widower; three sons, Walter, Hood River, Alexander and Henry, Portland; one daughter, Mrs. Eleanor Baker, Hood River; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Glanz, Portland; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
"[The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon, Sunday, December 11, 1955, page 49]"
Katharina Elisabeth Wückert was a descendant of Heinrich Wukert, a farmer from Isenburg, and his wife Anna Susanna. They were among the first settlers of the Volga German village of Balzer, Russia. in 1767, the couple had two sons, Johann Heinrich II, age 4, and Johann Weil, 1 month old. They most likely had another son, Andreas, born around 1768.
Some people say that Andreas died in Beideck in 1853, but link assertion still needs to be sourced. I've contacted the Beideck village coordinator at the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia to see if he can confirm that with AHSGR records available to him. I will update this profile after I hear from him.
Andreas married Eva Magdalena and the couple were the parents of Adam Wückert, born in 1808. This, too, needs to be confirmed. There may be a generation missing between the two men, and Andreas may be Adam's grandfather instead of his father.
Adam Wückert married Maria Margaretha Schneider and the couple had seven children, including Johann Konrad Wückert, born in 1844 in Beideck. Johann Konrad and his wife Katharina Barbara Worster were the parents of the Katharina Elisabeth Wückert of this profile.
I am not convinced of this lineage yet; I'm waiting for confirmation from the Beideck village coordinator. If I need to talk with other village coordinators about Wückerts who lived in those villages, I will do so.
The Beideck connection appears to be more recent. The family was probably originally from Balzer or Kraft. In the 1798 census, Balzer and Kraft are the only two villages where male Wückerts were living. At some point after 1798, one of the Balzer or Kraft males moved to Beideck. It's not clear if that was before or after the 1834 census.
"Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820-1948," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2CSR-LQS : 1 October 2015), Karl Fritzluz, 1912; citing Immigration, Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States, NARA microfilm publications M255, M596, and T844 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL film 2,383,478.
1930 United States Federal Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Portland, Multnomah, Oregon; Roll: 1954; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 0494; FHL microfilm: 2341688. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls. See: http://ancstry.me/2hgqxs3.
1940 United States Federal Census, Year: 1940; Census Place: Portland, Multnomah, Oregon; Roll: T627_3392; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 37-404. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls. See: http://ancstry.me/2ApzhUj.
The National Archives at Seattle; Seattle, Washington; Petitions for Naturalization; Record Group Number: 21. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Oregon, Naturalization Records 1865-1991 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Idaho, Oregon, and Washington Petitions for Naturalization, 1932–1991. Records of the District Courts of the United States, RG 21. The National Archives at Seattle, Seattle, Washington. See: http://ancstry.me/2zKBugB.
Oregon, Death Index, 1898-2008, Oregon State Library; Oregon Death Index 1931-1941; Reel Title: Oregon Death Index A-Kl; Year Range: 1951-1960. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Oregon, Death Index, 1898-2008 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000. Original data: State of Oregon. Oregon Death Index, 1903-1998. Salem, OR, USA: Oregon State Archives and Records Center. See: http://ancstry.me/2zvFlgz.
WikiTree profile Fritzler-4 created through the import of Good Family Tree (1).ged on Jul 2, 2012 by Bill Good. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Bill and others.
These sources have dead links and cannot be used. I am in the process of sourcing this profile now. Miller-33353 00:20, 9 November 2017 (EST)
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