We know that Adolf Christiansen is buried in St. Paul Evergreen Cemetery, Roselle, Illinois. He is in the same plot as Julia Zimmer-Koester and Robert Koester. We know that Julia is a Zimmer sister and Bertha is a sister. According to his death certificate Alolph was a Saloon Keeper.
Bertha Zimmer traveled from Misselwitz, Posen, Germany December 1, 1905 and arrived December 18, 1905 on the Ship Pretoria sailing from Hamburg, Germany. She was 15 years old when she arrived in the USA. The ship's manifest shows she was traveling to Roselle, Illinois to stay with her brother in law Adolph Christiansen.
Census records in Chicago, Illinois 1910 show an Adolf Christiansen about the same age and a wife named Anna. Anna may be a sister of the Zimmer's.
Myslatkowo Myslontkowo (Misselwitz) Mogilno Civil Registry. These are the various spellings of Misselwitz, Poznan, Germany
The family consists of
Josef/Johan and Paulina Zimmer 1834-1890
Emil married to Anna they lived in Pittsburgh 1870-?
?- Maybe Anna married to Adolph Christenson, Roselle, Ill
Emile married to Robert Monhardt - Roselle Ill and Chgo
Julia married to Richard Koester Roselle 1879-1939
William married to Matilda Hitsman Chica, Ill. 1882-1969
Marie married to Martin Gass Roselle, Illinois 1885-1950
Fred married to Hedwig Polzin Chgo, Illinois 1888-1949
Bertha married to Wiliam Schoenberg chgo, Ill.1890-1975
The family immigrated from Germany, some went to Pittsburgh and most to Roselle-Bloomingdale-Ontarioville, Illinois and to Chicago, Illinois.
There is some evidence that one or two sisters and brothers may have stayed in Germany. That information was on an early death notices, however, they may have come later.
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