Mueller Family History 3 results

Dora Dietz was one tough cookie!

Amy Johnson Crow at No Story Too Small gave us a new 52 Ancestors challenge for 2015. Each week, we have a different theme about which to write. It's quite the challenge, but I love meeting it and reading how everyone interprets each week.   The theme for 52 Ancestors for week 3 is “strong women”. It's hard for me to pick just one woman in my family … there are many who survived unfathomable experiences. There are women who trekked half-way around the world to ...

Jake and Anna Mueller Wedding Photo

My Grandma Raines' grandparents, Jake and Anna Mueller, were married on October 29, 1895 in Ava, Illinois. This wedding photo was nestled in a box of family portraits that Grandma kept on a shelf above her washing machine ... a likely place for family photos, eh?     Jake is the grandson of Jacob Heinrich Mueller who emigrated from Germany in 1828. Jake was born in 1870 in Turkey Hill, Illinois to Jacob and Dorothea Mueller. He was 88 years old when he died in 1958. Anna ...

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, #2: Jacob Heinrich Mueller

Jacob Heinrich Mueller is my 4th great grandfather on my mother’s side.  He was born in Darmstadt, Germany in 1798 to John George Mueller and Anna Maria Rhutz (1800-1844).  He immigrated to America in 1828 and settled in St. Clair County, Illinois. He was employed as a blacksmith after he arrived in St. Clair County. Jacob married Mary Margaret Weber in 1832 in St. Clair County.  Together, they had at least one child, John Jacob, my 3rd ...