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FIRST GENERATION

JOHANN “JOHN” DAVID AND HANNA WILHELMINE “MINNIE” TORNOW

POMERINA (POMERANIA), GERMANY
John Tornow
BIRTH:02 Oct 1814 - Pomerania, Germany
DEATH:28 Feb 1873 - Bear Creek, Waupaca, WI
BURIAL:Mar 1873 - Town Line Cem, Bear Creek, WI

John was married abt 1842 in Pomerania, Germany to:

Minnie Schmit
BIRTH:20 Mar 1821 - Germany
DEATH:22 Jul 1892 - Wisconsin, USA
BURIAL:Jul 1892 - Town Line Cem, Bear Creek, WI

Johann and Hannah (Minnie) arrived in the United States in 1872, to live with their third child, Fredricka.  They settled on what is now the Otto Tornow farm, in the Town of Bear Creek on CTH O, across the road and up the hill from what was later Wilhelm’s farm.

Johann was killed while logging on the William and Fredricka Boettcher farm.

Children of John and Minnie Tornow:

Fredricka (12 May 1843 - 18 Sep 1920)
Martin (abt. 1845 - )
August (15 Jul 1848 - 31 Aug 1933)
John (abt. 1851 - )
Wilhelm (04 Nov 1853 - 07 Jan 1930)
Alvina (Mar. 22, 1857 - Jan. 23, 1925)
Ferdinand (26 Jun 1858 - 14 Mar 1901)
Wilhelmine (24 Nov 1860 - 24 Aug 1922)
Otto (18 Apr 1864 - 30 Jun 1929)

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