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Wilhelm Born in 1793

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Johann Drücke
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Johann Wilhelm Drücke
Johann Peter Bitter
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Elisabeth Bitter
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German FlagOstentrop, 1793-1798. Johann Wilhelm Drücke was born April 17, 1793, in Ostentrop.

Ostentrop is in the county of Olpe, or Kreis Olpe. The county of Olpe is in the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia, or Nordrhein-Westfalen. North Rhine and Westphalia were combined into one state after World War II. Prussia did not acquire Westphalia until the Congress of Vienna in 1815. The postal code for Ostentrop is 57413. It is 67 miles east northeast of Cologne, or Köln. Ostentrop is 2 miles east of the Lenne River, just south of the Ebbe mountains, or Ebbegebirge, in a chain of hills called the Sauerland.

Mariä Himmelfahrt Church, Schönholthausen
Mariä Himmelfahrt Church, Schönholthausen, Kreis Olpe, North Rhine-Westphalia.
Ostentrop is part of the parish of Mariä Himmelfahrt in Schönholthausen, which is one mile to the west of Ostentrop.

Johann Wilhelm was called Wilhelm. He was the second child of Johann and Elisabeth Bitter Drücke. Their first child was Johann Joseph born in 1791.

The Drücke family lived in a house in Ostentrop at the intersection of Mittelweg and St. Lucia Straße. The house was built around 1740. Wilhelm's father was a trader. He bought cured hams from processors in the Ostentrop area and transported them by horse and wagon to Münster, 66 miles to the north, and to Frankfurt, 107 miles to the south. He also dealt in mineral water from the town of Selters (where the name seltzer water originated). Selters is on the route between Ostentrop and Frankfurt, 68 miles from Ostentrop.

Drücke house in Ostentrop
Oil painting of an idyllic scene in Ostentrop, Germany, just to the north of the intersection of Mittelweg and St. Lucia Straße. To the right is a house built around 1740, which was the home of Johann and Elisabeth Bitter Drücke from 1790 to 1835. To the left is a half-timbered structure built by Johann Drüke in 1786, prior to their marriage. The structures are now owned by two brothers, Andre and Markus Eckert, who are renovating them for use as their own homes. Between the two structures in the background is St. Lucia Chapel. Source: Stefan Schröder.

Wilhelm's mother, Elisabeth Bitter, was the second wife of Wilhelm's father Johann. His first wife, Maria Elisabeth Kremer, died in 1790. They had been married 13 years but had no children. Johann remarried within two months.

In 1795, Wilhelm's brother Franz Anton was born in Ostentrop.

In 1797, Wilhelm's sister Maria Katharina was born.

On May 4, 1798, Wilhelm's father Johann Drücke died at age 55. His mother Elisabeth was 27. She had been marrried seven years. Her four children ranged in age from 10 months to six years. Wilhelm was five years old.

Wilhelm's mother Elisabeth remarried that same year on December 27, 1898. Wilhelm's new stepfather was Ferdinand Wortmann, from Lenhausen, 3.5 miles west northwest of Ostentrop, on the Lenne River.

Binolen, 1798-1827. Wilhelm's family moved to Binolen, which is on the Hönne River 23 miles north northwest of Ostentrop, near Balve. Ferdinand and Elisabeth had two children of their own. Binolen is where Wilhelm grew up.

On June 10, 1815, Westphalia became part of Prussia. Westphalia is part of Old Saxony, which consisted of Lower Saxony and western Saxony-Anhalt in addition to Westphalia.

In 1821, Wilhelm's sister and brother marrried into the Gottschalk family. On June 25, Maria Katharina Drücke, 23, married Franz Anton Gottschalk. On November 6, Johann Joseph Drücke, 30, married Antonette Margarethe Gottschalk. Johann Joseph and Antonette Margarethe moved into the house in Ostentrop and had nine children there.

Y-Chromosome DNA

DNA test results for Paul Drueke, a great great grandson of Wilhelm, show that he matches up fairly closely with people whose ancestors are from England (Arnold, Bennett, Lowder, Ozment, Scott, Self, Wooten), Wales (Ellis, Price), Scotland (Armstrong, Russell), and Ireland (Moore). Many people with English names have Germanic origins. The term Anglo-Saxon is used by some historians to designate the Germanic tribes who invaded and settled the south and east of Britain from the early 5th century up to the Norman conquest in 1066. Wilhelm is from Westphalia, which was part of Old Saxony. See CTS10893 Saxon DNA.

Anna Maria Born in 1799

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Johann Struck
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Anna Maria Struck
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Maria Elisabeth Pflug
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German FlagNiederhelden, 1799-1827. Anna Maria Struck was born March 21, 1799, in Niederhelden.

Niederhelden is in the county of Olpe, or Kreis Olpe. The county of Olpe is in the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia, or Nordrhein-Westfalen. North Rhine and Westphalia were combined into one state after World War II. Prussia did not acquire Westphalia until the Congress of Vienna in 1815. Niederhelden is seven miles southwest of Ostentrop. It is 26 miles south southeast of Binolen. The postal code is 57439. Niederhelden is in a chain of hills called the Sauerland.

Anna Maria's parents were Johann and Maria Elisabeth Pflug Struck. Johann was a farmer, and the family lived in Niederhelden.

St. Hippolytus Church, Schönholthausen
St. Hippolytus Church, Helden, Kreis Olpe, North Rhine-Westphalia.
Niederhelden is part of the parish of St. Hippolytus in Helden. Helden is one mile west of Niederhelden by the small back road called the Dorf Straße. The distance is a mile and a half by the main road called the Repetal Straße, which runs along the Repe River. This road is called hotel row. There are several hotels along the road, including the Landhotel Struck, which has been in operation for over 90 years and is probably owned by descendants of Anna Maria Struck's family. Other hotels include the Platte, which is very fancy and has a golf course, and the Hotel Repetal, where Peter and Marilyn Biggins stayed in 2007 when they visted the Sauerland.

Struck Hotel
Landhotel Struck, Niederhelden. The Repe River is in the foreground.

On June 10, 1815, Westphalia became part of Prussia.

Wilhelm and Anna Maria Marry in 1827, Have 2 Children

Wilhelm Drücke, 34, and Anna Maria Struck, 28, were married at St. Hippolytus in Helden on October 30, 1827. Witnesses were Hermann Göbel and Wilhelm Göbel, both of Niederhelden.

Niederhelden, 1827-1831. After the wedding, Wilhelm and Anna Maria Struck Drücke lived in Niederhelden, where Wilhelm was a farmer.

On October 16, 1828, Wilhelm and Anna Maria had their first child, Maria Elisabeth Antonetta. Godparents were Maria Elisabeth Pflug Göbel from Niederhelden and Ferdinand Wortmann, a farmer from Binolen. Ferdinand was probably Wilhelm's stepbrother.

On October 20, 1831, Wilhelm and Anna Maria had a second daughter who died the day she was born.

Wilhelm Widowed at Age 38

Niederhelden, 1831-1833. With Anna Maria's death in 1831, Wilhelm was widowed at age 38 after only four years of marriage. He had one child, Maria Elisabeth Antonetta, age 3.

Anna Maria Dies in 1831 at Age 33

Anna Maria Struck Drücke died on December 6, 1831, in Niederhelden. She was 33 years old. She left her husband Wilhelm and daughter Maria Elisabeth Antonetta. She had been married four years. Anna Maria was buried in Helden on December 9.

Bernardina Heller Born 1812

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Johann Everhard Franciscus Heller 1766-1827
Anna Catharina Maria Pulte 1730-1783 German Flag
Josephina Bernardina Heller
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Anna Clara Francisca Elisabeth Cosak 1782-1823
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German FlagRieflinghausen, 1812-1833. Josephina Bernardina Heller was born January 6, 1812, in Rieflinghausen. Godparents were Herr Schultheiß Caspar Belke from Niederhelden and Lillod Kaufmann from Menden.

Rieflinghausen is in the county of Olpe, or Kreis Olpe. The county of Olpe is in the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia, or Nordrhein-Westfalen. North Rhine and Westphalia were combined into one state after World War II. Rieflinghausen is 2.5 miles southwest of Helden. The postal code is 57439. Rieflinghausen is in a chain of hills called the Sauerland.

Bernardina's parents were Johann Everhard and Klara Kosack Heller. The family lived in Rieflinghausen, which is part of the parish of St. Hippolytus in Helden.

Bernardina's paternal grandparents were Caspar and Anna Catharina Maria Pulte of Rieflinghausen.

Bernardina's maternal grandoparents were Friedrich and Antonette Cosak of Menden.

On June 10, 1815, Westphalia became part of Prussia.

Wilhelm and Bernardina Marry in 1833, Have 7 Children

Wilhelm Drüke, 39, and Bernardina Heller, 20, were married at St. Hippolytus in Helden on February 12, 1833. Witnesses were Franz Anton Heller from Rieflinghausen and Hermann Göbel from Niederhelden. The latter also had been a witness at Wilhelm's first marriage.

Niederhelden, 1833-1854. After the wedding, Wilhelm and Bernardina Heller Drücke lived in Niederhelden, where Wilhelm was a farmer.

On December 4, 1833, Wilhelm and Bernardina had their first child, Klemens Franz Wilhelm Anton. Godparents were the parish priest at St. Hippolytus, Father Klemens Anton Spieker, and Maria Katharina Gottshalk from Seidfeldt in the parish of Stockum.

On Christmas Eve, December 24, 1835, Wilhelm and Bernardina had their second child, Everhard. Godparents were Everhard Wortmann from Binolen and Theresia Heller Gabriel from Helden. Everhard was probably Wilhelm's stepbrother.

On August 6, 1838, Wilhelm and Bernardina had their third child, Charlotte. Godparents were Charlotte Heller from Rieflinghausen and Friedrich Anton Wortmann, Wilhelm's stepfather from Binolen.

On October 31, 1840, Wilhelm and Bernardina had their fourth child, Anna Maria Sophia Klementina. Godmother was Berhardina Pulte, who was the cook for the parish priest in Schönholthausen, Father Pulte. Godfather was Wilhelm Drüke, son of Johann Joseph Drueke from Ostentrop. The godfather, Wilhelm, was 17 and the nephew of the baby's father, Wilhelm.

On February 15, 1843, Wilhelm and Bernardina had their fifth child, Anna Elisabeth. Godmother was Anna Elisabeth Struck Gerke, widow of Johann Peter Gerke from Niederhelden. Godfather was Kaspar Heller, a farmer from Oberveischede, 3.5 miles south of Niederhelden, probably related to Bernardina.

On January 13, 1846, Wilhelm and Bernardina had their sixth child, Anna Sophia. Godmother was Anna Elisabeth Struck Kordes, wife of Joseph Kordes, a farmer from Helden. Godfather was the parish priest at St. Hippolytus, Father Johann Wilhelm Pulte. The Kordes home is No. 19 on this Helden Map.

On January 18, 1853, Wilhelm and Bernardina had their seventh child, Peter Wilhelm. Godmother was Berhardiona Pulte Sauer, wife of Everhard Sauer from Jäckelchen, 2.5 miles south of Niederhelden. Godfatrher was Peter Göbel, a farmer from Niederhelden.

Wilhelm Dies at Age 61 in 1854

Wilhelm Drüke died in Niederhelden on October 24, 1854. He was 61. He was buried at St. Hippolytus on October 27.

Bernardina Widowed at age 42

Niederhelden, 1854-1887. Upon the death of Wilhelm, Berardina was widowed at age 42. She had been married for 21 years. She was left with eight children ranging in age from 22 months to 26.

In 1857, Bernardina's son Eberhard, age 22, emigrated to America, from Bremen to Castle Garden in New York on the ship C.J. Borgstedt, arriving on October 6. The 1907 history of St. Mary's Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, lists Eberhard Druecke as one of the founding parishioners in 1857. Eberhard eventually moved to Milwaukee, where he married and raised a family and worked as a tanner. Eberhard died some time between 1900 and 1910.

On January 30, 1862, Bernardina's daughter Charlotte married Joseph Vogt in Helden. They had nine children in Helden. In 1883, they emigrated from Helden to Grand Rapids, Michigan. Joseph's first wife Lisette Gabriel had died in 1860. They had had three children in Helden.

On November 27, 1866, Bernardina's son Clemens married Josephine Drueke in Helden. They had two children.

On February 26, 1867, Bernardina's daughter Anna Maria Sophia Klementina, 26, married Clemens Henze, a widower. Clemens had prviously been married to Catherine Bayer and had three children. They had two children of their own.

On May 24, 1870, Bernardina's son-in-law, Clemens Henze, died in Helden, where he was a farmer. He was buried at St. Hippolytus Church on May 26. Klementina was left with five children, including the three from Clemens' prior marriage to Catherine Bayer.

In 1871, Bernardina's two youngest children, Anna Sophia, 25, and Wilhelm Peter, 18, emigrated to America. They were accompanied by Anna Sophia's fiancé Frederick William Wurzburg, 39, and Frederick's five children age 3 to 14. Frederick had married Augusta Heller in 1856, but she died in 1870.

They all left Hamburg on September 6 on the Hamburg America Line steamship Thuringia and arrived in New York at Castle Garden on September 19 after a voyage of 13 days.

S.S. Frisia, sister ship of S.S. Thuringia, 1872
S.S. Frisia, sister ship of S.S. Thuringia, 1872.
S.S. Thuringia passenger list
Cabin Class section of S.S. Thuringia passenger list upon arrival at Castle Garden in New York City on September 19, 1871, showing Anna Drucke, 24.
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Cabin Class section of S.S. Thuringia passenger list upon arrival at Castle Garden in New York City on September 19, 1871, showing Fr. Wurzburg, 39, merchant, and five children: Emma, 14, Caroline, 15, Minna, 7, Friedr., 5, and Wm., 3.
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"Between decks" section of S.S. Thuringia passenger list upon arrival at Castle Garden in New York City on September 19, 1871, showing Wm. Druke, 18, locksmith.

Frederick William Wurzburg had immigrated from Helden to New York in 1847 at age 14, arriving in Baltimore on September 9. He had come with his brother Peter, 24, and sister Anna Catharina, 26. Peter eventually became a shoemaker in Grand Rapids. In 1854, two more brothers of Frederick came to the United States: Frank, 29, to Grand Rapids, where he was a clothes cutter, and John, 25, to New York City, where he was a shoemaker. Frederick became a dry goods retailer in New York City. In 1852, Frederick married Augusta Heller in New York, and they had five children before Augusta died on April 8, 1871.

Frederick and Anna Sophia were married in New York and they lived in New York over Frederick's dry goods store in East Harlem on the southwest corner of Third Avenue and 120th Street at 2198 Third Avenue. William Peter probably lived with them. They remained in New York for two years before moving to Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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F. W. Wurzburg Store, 1872. Then located on the NE corner of Bronson (Crescent) and Canal (Monroe). Source: Grand Rapids Public Library.

Frederick W. Wurzburg was last listed in the New York directory in 1872 and first listed in the Grand Rapids directory in 1873. William Peter Drueke was never listed in the New York directory and first listed in the Grand Rapids directory in 1873. In 1875, Frederick Wurzburg and William Drueke were listed in the Grand Rapids directory at the same address on the west side of the Grand River at 38 Summer Street. Frederick started a department store, F. W. Wurzburg, in Grand Rapids.

On November 23, 1882, William Peter, 29, married Elizabeth Berles, 24, at St. Mary's Church in Grand Rapids. Witnesses were William's brother-in-law, Frederick William Wurzburg, and Laura Gobel. Elizabeth's family was originally from Dorlar, 21 miles northwest of Niederhelden. William Peter went into business as a wholesale liquor dealer in Grand Rapids

Knape & Vogt On August 10, 1883, Bernardina's daughter, Charlotte Drueke Vogt, 45, and her husband Joseph, 56, emigrated from Helden to America with nine children: Peter, 26 (from Joseph's first marriage); Dina, 19; Clemens, 17; Engelbert, 14; Wilhelm, 11; Hubert, 9; Paula, 7; Franz, 4; and Felix, 11 months. They arrived on the ship Rhynland from Antwerp to castle Garden. They lived at 74 Summer Street (226 Summer Avenue NW after 1912) in Grand Rapids. This was just down the block from Charlotte's sister, Anna Sophia Drueke Wurzburg, at 107 (135 Summer Avenue NWafter 1912). In 1887, Charlotte Drueke Vogt’s daughter Bernadine married John Knape. In 1898, John Knape purchased the assets of the Grand Rapids Cycle Company and started the John Knape Machine Co. In 1902, Charlotte Drueke Vogt’s son Englebert Vogt went into partnership with her son-in-law John Knape. In 1906, John and Englebert formed the Knape & Vogt Manufacturing Company. In 1909, Knape & Vogt purchased the Harrison Wagon Works on 40 acres of land at 658 Richmond Street. Harrison had purchased the land from John Adam Schickell for a new wagon works that opened in 1879. Knape & Vogt celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1998. Principal products are drawer slides and adjustable shelving.

Monsignor Felix Vogt
Monsignor Felix Vogt (1881-1958), Dean of St. Mary's Cathedral, Saginaw, Michigan.
Joseph and Charlotte Drueke Vogt had two sons, Hubert and Felix, who became priests. Father Hubert Vogt was the sixth priest to be ordained from St. Mary's Church. He attended St. Francis Seminary in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and finished his theological studies at the University of Innsbruck in Tyrol, Austria, where he was ordained in 1897. He celebrated his first Mass in Helden and eventually was an assistant at St. Mary's Church in West Bay City (now Bay City) from 1901 to 1904. He died February 16, 1904, of typhoid fever. Fr. Felix Vogt attended St. Gregory's seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the Grand Seminary of Montreal. He was ordained in 1909, at St. Andrew's Cathedral by Bishop Henry J. Richter. From 1909 to 1914, he was an assistant at St. Simon’s Church in Ludington, Michigan. In May 1914, he became pastor of St. Philip Neri Church in Reed City. In November 1914, Fr. Felix Vogt baptized Jane Marie Drueke at St. Mary’s Church in Grand Rapids. In 1921, he became pastor of St. Mary's Church in Cheboygan (now St. Mary-St. Charles. From 1923 to 1926, he was State Chaplain, Knights of Columbus. In 1938, the Saginaw Diocese was carved out of the Grand Rapids Diocese by Pope Pius XI, St. Mary's Church became the Cathedral, William F. Murphy became the Bishop, and Fr. Vogt became the Dean of the Cathedral. He was made a Monsignor in 1945 by Pope Pius XII. In 1955, Fr. Vogt became Pastor emeritus of St. Mary's Cathedral. He died July 1, 1958, at St. Mary's Hospital in Saginaw. He is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Saginaw. See excerpts from St. Mary's Cathedral, 1866-1966.

On March 1, 1884, Bernardina's daughter, Anna Sophia Drueke Wurzburg died at age 37. She was buried in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Grand Rapids. She was survived by her husband of 13 years, Frederick William Wurzburg, and five children, one of whom, Francis Lewis, would become publisher of Cosmopolitan in New York City. A child of Francis Lewis, Elinor Craw Wurzburg, would marry William Van Duzer Lawrence, grandson of the founder of Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. Their grandchild, Elizabeth Ann Logie, married William Bloomer, brother of First Lady Betty Ford. Their great grandchild, John Logie, was mayor of Grand Rapids from 1992 to 2003.

In 1885, widower Frederick William Wurzburg, 52, married Theresa, 35, and they had five children.

Bernardina Dies in 1887 at Age 75

Bernardina Heller Drüke died on March 17, 1887. She was 75 years old. She was buried at St. Hippolytus Church on March 21. She had been a widow for 32 years,

Wilhelm and Anna Maria and Bernardina: 9 children, 34 grandchildren, 56 great grandchildren

m. 1827 Anna Maria Struck 1799-1831

Maria Elisabeth Antonetta Drüke b. 1828

Daughter 1831-1831

m. 1833 Josephine Bernardina Heller 1812-1887

Klemens Franz Wilhelm Anton Drüke 1833-1870  m. 1866 Josephine Drücke 1840-1916
  • Herman Wilhelm Drüke b. 1868
  • Emma Charlotte Drüke b. 1870
Everhard Drüke (Eberhard Druecke) 1835-1900s (1857 to Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA; ca. 1860 to Milwaukee, Wisconsin)  m. Caroline 1842-1910s
  • Wiliam Druecke 1863-1924
  • Joseph J. Druecke 1865-1931  m. Louisa M. 1866-1948
    • Raymond A. Drueke 1896-1985  m. Celeste A. 1899-1990
    • Leona C. Drueke b. 1900
    • Joseph L. Drueke 1905-1971
  • Mary (Maria) C. Druecke 1867-1922  m. 1890 Francis Xavier Kritter 1866-1910
    • Maria Kritter 1891-1901
    • Frances C. Kritter 1896-1960  m. Whitney
    • Frank Joseph Kritter 1899-1970  m. Clementine Barbara Uselding 1905-1990
    • Carl A. Kritter 1902-1962  m. Laura Nancy Church 1905-1976
    • Eugene Lawrence Kritter 1906-1944  m. 1929 Theresa Klich 1909-1995 (parents of Mary Lou Kritter Bohen)
    • William H. Kritter 1908-1984  m. 1931 Agnes "Peggy" Piepenburg 1910-1983
  • Anna Druecke b. 1869   m. Lawrence Connatty b. 1865
  • Emilie Druecke b. 1874  m. 1901 Edward S. Tracy b. 1871
  • Rosa Druecke b. 1878  m. 1900 Archie Richardson b. 1876
  • Caroline Druecke b. 1880  m. Edward Heintz b. 1882
    • Ruth Heintz b. 1907
    • Edward Heintz b. 1913
    • Dolores Heintz b. 1915
Charlotte Drüke 1837-1921   m. 1862 Herman Joseph Vogt-Kösters 1827-1910 (1883 to Grand Rapids, Michigan)
  • Benardina Charlotte Josepha Vogt 1863-1939  m. 1887 John Knape 1862-1914
    • Elizabeth Charlotte Knape 1889-1932  m. 1919 John Robert Fallon 1888-1929 (parents of Marge Fallon Qualmann; grandparents of Jeff Qualmann)
    • Louise Charlotte Knape 1890-1968   m. 1913 John Patrick O'Toole 1886-1951 (parents of Kathleen Mary Lachner; grandparents of Chris Lachner)
    • Joseph J. Knape 1892-1965   m. 1913 Genevieve H. Decomer 1893-1977
    • John C. Knape 1893-1978   m. 1917 Mayme Fritz 1895-1980 (grandparents of Judy Knape)
    • Edna Knape 1895-1917
    • Hubert Francis Knape 1898-1983   m. 1923 Florence Irene Winterhalter 1900-1989
    • Raymond F. Knape 1902-1963
    • Marguerite Knape 1904-1993
  • Johann Clemens Vogt b. 1864
  • Emma Josephine Vogt 1866-1868
  • Maria J. Vogt 1867-1909
  • Englebert Vogt 1868-1931  m. 1900 Lilah Sexton b. 1877
    • Charlotte Elizabeth Vogt 1900-1973  m. 1925 Donald Walton Steketee 1902-1968
    • Frederick J. Vogt 1903-1977  m. Mildred Barton 1900-1996 (parents of Frederick Vogt)
    • Joseph Vogt b. 1906
  • Wilhelm Vogt b. 1870
  • August Hubert Vogt 1873-1904 (ordained a priest in 1897)
  • Pauline Vogt b. 1875
  • Frank Vogt b. 1877
  • Joseph Felix "Felix" Vogt 1881-1958 (ordained a priest in 1909; Monsignor in Diocese of Saginaw)
Anna Maria Sophia Klementina Drüke 1840-1925  m. 1867 Clemens Henze 1835-1870
  • Josephine Bernhardine Henze b. 1868
  • Emma Josephine Henze b. 1870  m. Peter Sauer
    • Wilhelm Josef Sauer d. 1962 (grandfather of Richard Eberhard Schnepper)
Anna Elisabeth Drüke 1843-1864

Anna Sophia Drüke 1846-1884   m. 1871 Frederick William Wurzburg 1833-1924 (1871 to New York, New York, USA; 1873 to Grand Rapids, Michigan)
  • Louisa Anna Wurzburg 1873-1918  m. 1898 Charles N. Hudson 1872-1903
    • Hudson
  • Antoinette Wurzburg 1875-1948  m. 1906 Benjamin E. West 1863-1931
    • Helen West 1911-1988  m. John Thomas Osier 1898-1968
  • Francis Lewis Wurzburg 1877-1954  m. 1905 Evelyn Noble Craw 1879-1964
    • Francis Lewis Wurzburg 1910-1983  m. Muriel Lucille DeCamp 1921-2012
    • Elinor Craw Wurzburg 1911-1991   m. 1930 William Van Duzer Lawrence 1904-1976 (grandson of the founder of Sarah Lawrence College)
    • Evelyn Soule Wurzburg 1911-1979   m. 1937 John Hampton Barnes 1908-1993
    • Frederick William Wurzburg 1914-1999   m. 1941 Mary Celeste Stewart 1914-1995 (parents of Toni Wurzburg Viertel, who has created Toni's Tree)
  • Edmund Walter Wurzburg 1879-1928  m. 1905 Marguerite Clark 1884-1948
    • Jane E. Wurzburg 1906-1971  m. 1933 John Alexander Bowen 1903-1993
    • Emily Wurzburg 1909-1972  m. 1931 Carl Anthony Underhill 1903-1980
    • Margaret Wurzburg 1911-1976   m. James Taylor Wilbur 1907-1963
    • Edmund Walter Wurzburg 1914-1968
    • Stephen Clark Wurzburg 1922-1994   m. 1963 Henrietta Marguerite Seavey 1921-1972
  • Bertha Theresa Charlotte Wurzburg 1881-1968  m. 1907 William Garfield Logie 1881-1977
    • William Garfield Logie 1909-1983  m. Helen "Spinner" Spencer 1910-2010
    • James Wallace Logie 1911-2006   m. 1936 Mary Elizabeth Hoult 1915-1953 (parents of John Logie, Mayor of Grand Rapids 1992-2003)   m. 1958 Jean Carolyn Hewitt Northway 1914-2008
    • Elizabeth Ann Logie 1913-1998   m. 1938 William Stevenson Bloomer 1910-1997 (brother of First Lady Betty Ford, 1918-2011)
    • Charles Frederick Logie 1919-2002   m. 1944 M. Elizabeth Slack 1919-2007
  • Charlotte Wurzburg 1883-1883
Philomena Drüke

Peter Wilhelm Drüke (William Peter Drueke) 1853-1926 (1871 to New York, New York, USA; 1873 to Grand Rapids, Michigan)  m. 1882 Elizabeth Berles 1858-1941
  • William Francis Drueke 1883-1956  m. 1906 Rose Viola Smith 1882-1973
    • Irene Elizabeth Drueke 1907-1937  m. 1937 Philip Edward Cowan 1906-1981
    • Marian Louise Drueke 1908-1991  m. 1964 John Elmer Ederer 1907-1980
    • Joseph William Drueke 1911-1994  m. 1939 Joan Elizabeth Pike 1914-1997
    • William Francis Drueke 1912-2000  m. 1941 Doris Elizabeth McLaughlin 1920-1997
    • Jane Marie Drueke 1914-1998 m. 1937 John Alfred Biggins 1910-1979
    • Rosemary Drueke 1916-1983  m. 1940 James Griffin 1913-1990
  • Antoinette Regina Drueke 1885-1963  m. 1909 George Alphonse Matthews 1884-1963
    • John Thomas Matthews 1911-1970  m. Evelyn B. d. 1961
    • George William Matthews 1914-1995  m. Helen F. Forquer 1912-1993
    • James Joseph Matthews 1916-1979   m. Bernadine Czachorski 1918-2004
    • Thomas E. Matthews 1922-2008  m. Jaquelin M. Siebeneicher 1925-2010
  • Francis Xavier Drueke 1886-1949  m. 1919 Bertha Reidel 1896-1972
    • Edwin Robert Drueke 1924-1987  m. 1947 Ann Theresa Collins 1926-1977
    • Mary Louise Drueke 1927-1972  m. 1949 Charles Weiss 1927-1997
  • Louise A. Drueke 1888-1965  m. 1913 Joseph John Hesse 1888-1975
    • Elizabeth Hesse b. 1915  m. Francis J. DePauw 1920-1971
    • Mary Louise Hesse b. 1917
    • Joseph J. Hesse b. 1918
    • William E. Hesse b. 1923
    • John R. Hesse b. 1925
    • Robert T. Hesse 1926-2007 (professed 1952, ordained 1958)
  • Bernice Drueke 1893-1981  m. 1924 Claude Russel Cheney 1895-1994
    • Mary Patricia Cheney b. 1928  m. Rademacher
  • Richard Karl Drueke 1894-1923
  • Edwin Drueke 1896-1906
  • Clarence Anthony Drueke 1898-1963  m. 1931 Elizabeth A.

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