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Johannes and Christina Anhorn
Husband's Full Name: Johannes Anhorn
Husband's Place of Birth: Besesina, Besserabia, Russia
Husband's Father's Name: Joseph Anhorn
Husband's Mother's Name: Christine Kohler
Husband's Siblings' Names: Johann, Madalena, Jakob, Anna, Joseph, Jacob, Frederik, Katherine
1st Wife Full Name: Maria Rotacker (died in 1881)
2nd Wife's Full Name: Christina Stadel
1st Wife's Place of Birth: Besesina, Besserabia, Russia
1st Wife's Father's Name: Martin Rothacker
1st Wife's Mother's Name: Anna Elisabeth Teske
1st Wife's Siblings' Names: Unknown)
2nd Wife’splace of Birth: Beresina, Bessarabia, South Russia
1st Family: Children's Names: Maria, Dorothea, Frederika and Johannes who died as an infant
2nd Johannes Jr, Fred, Mathew, Gottlieb, Christian, John, Christina (Mrs. Chris Wagner); Chris, Othelia (Mrs. John Dockter)
Johannes and Maria Rotacker were married in South Russia in 1873. In 1881, after eight years of marriage, she died leaving three young children. This was his first marriage.
In 1881, Johannes married Christina Stadel in South Russia. To this union, six sons, Johannes, Jr, Fred, Mathew, and Gottlieb, Christian, John , and one daughter Christina were born.
In 1894, the family came to the United States homesteading two miles south of Manfred in Manfred Township where another son Chris and a daughter Othelia were born on this farm.