1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 20, 2018 12:05 PM by Jenette Parish

    What were the names of Anna Hiltgen's parents and from where in Europe did they come?


      According to her obituary Anna Hiltgen immigrated here in 1846 with her parents.  Within two years Mr and Mrs. Hiltgen had passed on and Anna married Jacob Traut in Dubuque, Iowa with which documentation lists her last name as Hilgen.  I dug for the descendants of both of her sisters and both of her brothers without answering my question.  What were the names of her parents and from where in the EU did they come?   Burial records in Dubuque are non existent.


      They arrived and died too early for the 1850 federal and too late for the 1845 state census.


      To what leads can you direct me?


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