Ludwig (Louis) Thom was born October 20, 1825 and died December 13, 1894
He was married to Augustina Hofferman in 1853.
Augustina was born January 29, 1825 and died May 6, 1920
Augustina Death Certificate
Ludwig and Augustina were the parents of five known children:
3. Fridrich (Fred)
5. Louise (seen as Elisa on the 1870 census)
1. Anna born about 1854
If anyone has any information about Anna, please contact me.
2. Charles (also known as Carl) was born October 8, 1856
He came to the United States with his family about 1860, settling in Minnesota.
On January 30, 1880 he married Wilhemina Dresow in Carver County.
Wilhemina was the daughter of John and Johanna Kusserow Dresow.
She was born July 15, 1859 in Germany.
Charles and Wilhemina had 3 children:
When the 1885 Minnesota Territorial Census was taken, Charles and Wilhemina were living in Long Prairie
in Todd County. Wilhemina's parents John and Johanna Dresow were also living there and they were all
still living there when the 1895 census was done.
Wilhemina's father John became ill and passed away June 20, 1989; sometime after, her mother Johanna
returned to Carver County to live. Charles and Wilhemina continued to live in Long Prairie at least until
after the 1905 Territorial Census was taken. Then they either decided to move from Minnesota or
they were visiting their son in North Dakota, whenWilhemina became ill and died
from Septicemia on April 1, 1908 in Drake, McHenry County, North Dakota.
She is buried in the Drake Cemetery.
Obituary 1 Obituary 2
After Wilhemina's death, Charles and his son, Charles, jr. moved to Battle Ground, Clark County, Washington
On the 1910 census, Charles and daughter Wilhemina are living in the same household as Charles, jr.
Charles met and married AnnaWille.
Anna was born January 8, 1892 in Todd County, Minnesota, and the daughter of Richard and Charlotte HartungWille.
Anna was 36 years younger than Charles and the sister of his daughter-in-law.
Charles and Anna had 3 children:
Charles died December 27, 1927 in Crawford, Clark County Washington
Anna died December 30, 1987
Fridrich was born March 29, 1859
He married Elizabeth May on March 8, 1882
She was the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth May.
Fridrich and Elizabeth had 6 children:
Fred died January 5, 1939
Elizabeth died June 11, 1939
4. & 5. Agusta or possibly Augusta
and Elisa (also seen as Louise)
I have no information about Agusta or Elisa
If anyone has any information they would like to contribute to this page,
please contact me.
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