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From: "Mike Bozovich" <>
Subject: My ACKERMANS
Date: Mon, 4 Jan 1999 18:28:41 -0600
Although I'm probably not a DAD, I just finished recording everything I
currently know about my Ackerman ancestors. I thought I would share it with
you and the list...
Godfrey, Madison County, Il
Descendants of Joseph Anton ACKERMAN - 4 Jan 1999
1. Joseph Anton ACKERMAN. He met with an accidental death while working in a
gravel pit. All of the children were quite young at the time.
He was married to Margaritha GOOD. Joseph Anton ACKERMAN and Margaritha GOOD
had the following children:
+4iii.Joseph Anton (Sepatoni) ACKERMAN Jr..
+5iv.Bernard (Ben) ACKERMAN.
6v.Arnold ACKERMAN died. He died at the age of 19, possibly
2. Margaretha ACKERMAN.
She was married to Unknown. Margaretha ACKERMAN and Unknown had the following
8i.Daughter #1 died at a young age.
3. Maria ACKERMAN died about 1946 in Mels, Switzerland. She was a Midwife.
She was ill with Cancer. This eventually led to her death. She had five or
She was married to WILLI. Maria ACKERMAN and WILLI had the following children:
4. Joseph Anton (Sepatoni) ACKERMAN Jr..
Joseph Anton (Sepatoni) ACKERMAN Jr. had the following children:
12ii.Marie ACKERMAN died before 1973.
13iii.Father Arnold ACKERMAN was born on 12 Feb 1904. He died on
10 Jan 1978 in Canton St. Gall, Switzerland. He died of a heart attack. He
was a Catholic Priest in Mulrute, Switzerland.
5. Bernard (Ben) ACKERMAN was born on 19 Aug 1858 in Holy Cross, Canton St.
Gall, Switzerland. He immigrated in 1881 to America. He resided at between
1881 and 1883 in Pennsylvania. He resided in 1883 in Staunton, Macoupin
County, IL. He died on 5 Jul 1951. He was elected as Alderman of Ward II 1894
and 1896 in Staunton, Macoupin County, IL. He was a Brick Building Contractor
in Staunton, Macoupin County, IL. The 1911 Macoupin County history notes that
he constructed most of the schools and the Lutheran Church in town. He was
mentioned as the "leading contractor working on brick buildings. He was buried
in St. Michael's Old Catholic Cemetery, Staunton, Macoupin County, IL. On Dec
7, 1907, he left for a visit to his homeland. There he met and became engaged
to Emma. Because of the illness of her sister, she was not able to accompany
him on his return trip in March, but followed him in July. During his visit,
he stayed with his sister Maria.
He was married to Maria Theresa VOLLMER (daughter of VOLLMER and Rebecca
FURTWANGLER) on 1 Jun 1886 in St. Michael's Catholic Church, Staunton, Macoupin
County, IL. Maria Theresa VOLLMER was born on 28 Aug 1862 in Unter
Glottertahl, Waldkirch, Baden, Germany. She died on 23 Mar 1904 in Staunton,
Macoupin County, IL. She died of Tuberculosis. She was buried in St. Joseph's
Old Catholic Cemetery, Staunton, Macoupin County, IL. As a young girl, she
worked in a sanitarium (Bad, as it was called in Germany). Every year, a man
from Paducah, KY, USA went to Europe on business. His wife and daughter
accompanied him on one of the trips. This man evidently had a very prosperous
liquor business in Paducah, and while he went to France and Italy to purchase
wines, etc., the wife and daughter stayed at the "Bad" where Theresa worked.
The woman took a great liking to Theresa and wanted her to accompany them to
America, where Theresa would become the woman's own personal maid. After a
great deal of persuasion, she consented and went with them.
This family had several servants. Among them was a black butler of whom
Theresa was deathly afraid. He, of course, could speak no German, and she
could speak no English. He did, however, make every effort to be nice to her.
The nicer he was, the more frightened she became. The other servants, sensing
this, told her that he wanted to marry her. Finally, this became too much for
her, and she wrote to her uncle in Staunton, who told her to come to them.
At that time, the train from Paducah only ran as far as Beardstown. It took
her Uncle Furtwangler two days to drive with horse and wagon from Staunton to
Beardstown to pick her up. When she finally reached Staunton, she found that
this Uncle's family was Lutheran. As they tried to persuade her to give up her
Catholic religion and join them, she felt that she had "jumped from the frying
pan into the fire". She was undoubtably happy when she met a good Catholic man
who wanted to marry her.
The other Uncle, Henry Furtwangler, whose family was Catholic, was an alcoholic
and caused his family a great deal of trouble and grief. He had two daughters
and one son. Bertha married Erhart Kapp and became the mother of three sons.
The eldest, August, worked for Bernard Ackerman as a carpenter and remained in
Staunton until his death. He left a wife and two sons. Shortly after Carita
left for the convent, the rest of this family moved to St. Louis. Fred and
Herman (the two younger sons) lived there together. Fred never married, but
took care of his parents in their old age. Herman's wife died. He has to
The second daughter, Regina, married a Mr. Hornung and lived in St. Louis.
They had two sons and a daughter born after Carita went to the convent. A son,
August, married and lived in Staunton. Bernard (Ben) ACKERMAN and Maria
Theresa VOLLMER had the following children:
+14i.Margaret (Maggie) ACKERMAN.
+15ii.Carolina Theresa (Lena) ACKERMAN.
+16iii.Augustine Robert (Gus) ACKERMAN.
17iv.Mary Louissa (Louise) ACKERMAN was born on 1 Oct 1890 in
Staunton, Macoupin County, IL. She died in Sep 1891 in Staunton, Macoupin
County, IL. She was buried in St. Michael's Old Catholic Cemetery, Staunton,
Macoupin County, IL.
18v.William Bernard (Bill) ACKERMAN was born on 1 Mar 1893 in
Staunton, Macoupin County, IL. He served in the military in 1916 in National
Guard, Staunton, Macoupin County, IL. A federal emergency was declared by
President Wilson in 1916 when the Mexican bandit Pancho Villa was raiding the
border and killing Americans both in Mexico and in bordering states. Bill
served along that border for a couple of months in both 1916 and 1917. By that
time the U.S. was at war with Germany and on August 5, 1917, his unit of the
National Guard was transferred into the U.S. 42nd Division. That division was
generally called the Rainbow Division, the name having been given to it by its
first Chief of Staff, then Colonel Douglas MacArthur, probably because its
various units were from 26 different states. This Division was quickly
dispatched to France and experienced much bitter trench warfare in such battles
as Aisne Marne, St. Mihiel, and Meuse-Argonne, but not one of the four boys
from Staunton was wounded. (Harry Hopper, Jr., Merle (Happy) Funderburk, and
Norwood W. Easley served with Bill.) These four were assigned to the Army of
Occupation after the Armistice. Several of Bill's interesting letters from
France were published in various issues of the Staunton Star-Times. He died on
7 Feb 1959. He received a degree in Masters Degree of Accountancy in De Paul
University, Chicago, IL. After his military service in WWI, he worked for a
time, then went to the University with only an 8th grade education. After only
four years there, he was awarded his Masters Degree and passed the C.P.A. exam.
In his first year, he completed the equivalent of a high school education plus
the first year of college. Later, he worked at the university, taught a class
in accounting, plus continued his own studies. He never married.
+19vi.Charles Albert (Pete) ACKERMAN.
20vii.Sister Mary Amalia (Amy) (Carita) ACKERMAN was born on 26 Sep
1899 in Staunton, Macoupin County, IL. She entered the convent 22 Nov 1915 and
was invested 28 Jun 1916.
He was married to Emma WAHLWEND in Sep 1907. Emma WAHLWEND was buried in St.
Joseph's Old Catholic Cemetery, Staunton, Macoupin County, IL. Prior to her
marriage to Bernard, she had previously been to America and had lived in St.
Louis for five years. She had come to America with her brother (Martin) and
his wife, the wife's sister and the wife's sister's husband. The latter was
named Laeffle and he donated the bells to St. Anthony's Church at the time the
church was built. Emma married a policeman by the name of Schumacher in St.
Louis, who, after a short married life, died. After Schumacher's death, she
returned to Switzerland where she and her sister, Bertha, worked in a dry goods
store. She had lived in St. Louis for five years and had been back in
Switzerland 16 years when Bernard met her.
A grandniece, Mrs Ed Schneider (Clara), of 5 River Bluff Place, St. Louis, and
a grandnephew, Emil Scheid, who runs a hardware store on Manchester Ave.,
Maplewood, MO, are relatives of Emma. They are grandchildren of her brother
7. Katherina ACKERMAN. She and her husband produced 14 children, four of whom
died in infancy or childhood.
She was married to Jacob ACKERMAN. Katherina ACKERMAN and Jacob ACKERMAN had
the following children:
21i.Bonaventur ACKERMAN died before 1973. He was married twice.
His first wife died young. His second wife died about 1973/4.
22ii.Sister Gottharda ACKERMAN was born on 26 Sep 1889. She died
on 16 Aug 1983.
23iii.Sister Arnoldine ACKERMAN died on 25 Sep 1970. She was a
Kindergarten School Teacher.
25v.Gottfried ACKERMAN died in Nov 1977. Although he married,
they had no children.
26vi.Julia ACKERMAN died before 1973.
9. Daughter #2.
She was married to VOGLER. Daughter #2 and VOGLER had the following children:
32i.Marie VOGLER died after 1986. She never married. For years
she worked and took care of her very sick mother. Marie lives in the ancestral
home, an old house built into the side of a mountain.
11. Anna ACKERMAN was born after Jul 1896. She died on 29 Jun 1985 in
Anna ACKERMAN and BERTSCH had the following children:
14. Margaret (Maggie) ACKERMAN was born in Mar 1887 in Staunton, Macoupin
County, IL. She died in 1906 in Staunton, Macoupin County, IL. She was ill
with Pneumonia. This eventually led to her death.
She was married to Frank KRUPINSKY. Frank KRUPINSKY died in a mental
institution, Seattle, WA. Margaret (Maggie) ACKERMAN and Frank KRUPINSKY had
the following children:
+39i.Stephanie (Fanny) (Frances) KRUPINSKY.
15. Carolina Theresa (Lena) ACKERMAN was born on 6 Feb 1888 in Staunton,
Macoupin County, IL. She died on 19 Apr 1972 in West Frankfort, Franklin Co.,
She was married to Frank Rheinhardt Karl WYSUP (NEE WEISHAUPT) (son of John
WEISHAUPT and Amelia) on 18 Sep 1907 in St. Michael's Catholic Church,
Staunton, Macoupin County, IL. Father Zurbonzen solemnized the marriage.
Frank Rheinhardt Karl WYSUP (NEE WEISHAUPT) was born on 4 Apr 1883. He died in
Apr 1972. Frank "Americanized" his last name to Wysup. Carolina Theresa
(Lena) ACKERMAN and Frank Rheinhardt Karl WYSUP (NEE WEISHAUPT) had the
+42iii.Mary Delores WYSUP.
43iv.Margaret (Sister Vivian) WYSUP.
+44v.Josephine Cecelia WYSUP.
+46vii.Frank WYSUP Jr..
47viii.James WYSUP died. Died at age of 2 (?) of pneumonia.
16. Augustine Robert (Gus) ACKERMAN was born on 20 Aug 1889 in Staunton,
Macoupin County, IL. He died on 17 Jan 1955.
He was married to Bess KERWIN in 1921. Bess KERWIN died on 26 Oct 1968.
Augustine Robert (Gus) ACKERMAN and Bess KERWIN had the following children:
48i.Mary Theresa ACKERMAN was born on 26 May 1922. She died on
11 Sep 1983 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL. She was a Nurse and Anesthetist. After
some years, she gave this up and after a job or two went to work in one of the
Chicago, IL post offices. She worked there about 16 years until her death.
She was ill with Cancer in Chicago, Cook Co., IL. This eventually led to her
death. She never married.
+49ii.Agnes Carita (Rita) ACKERMAN.
19. Charles Albert (Pete) ACKERMAN was born on 10 Jan 1895 in Staunton,
Macoupin County, IL. He died on 22 Sep 1976.
He was married to Catherine GRIFFIN. Charles Albert (Pete) ACKERMAN and
Catherine GRIFFIN had the following children:
50i.Ann Elizabeth ACKERMAN was born on 23 Oct 1929. She died on
28 Jun 1942. She drowned.
+51ii.Margaret Mary ACKERMAN.
24. Arnold ACKERMAN died before 1973. He and his wife had 5 or 6 sons.
Arnold ACKERMAN had the following children:
27. Martina ACKERMAN was ill with Severe Stroke in Nov 1974. She died early
She was married to ARNITZ.
28. Werner ACKERMAN was born about 1898. He died on 22 Feb 1981.
He was married to Elisa. Werner ACKERMAN and Elisa had the following children:
29. Joseph ACKERMAN was born in Apr 1900. He died after Jun 1986.
Joseph ACKERMAN had the following children:
66iii.Erwin ACKERMAN. He never married.
30. Franz ACKERMAN died before 1973 in Canada. Shortly after his marriage, he
met with an accidental death. While felling a tree, his ax became stuck. In
the process of removing it, the ax head flew off the handle and struck him in
the head, killing him. At that time, his new wife was two weeks pregnant with
their daughter, Margo. He immigrated to Vancouver, Canada. Franz was about 50
when he married a woman of about 25 (in Canada).
Franz ACKERMAN and Lydia had the following children:
31. Theresa ACKERMAN was born on 27 Dec 1907.
She was married to Oscar GOOD in Oct 1936. Oscar GOOD died on 24 May 1986.
Theresa ACKERMAN and Oscar GOOD had the following children:
68i.Oscar GOOD resided at in Lusanne, Switzerland.
Well, who knows, this may serve to "hook somebody up" to my tree. This
information is my "starting point" for further research.
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