CARL F. AND CAROLINE J. "LENA" EGGEBRECHT WITTENBURG
Carl Franz Christian Friedrich Wittenburg was born in August 4, 1862 in Germany; his parents were Christian Friedrich Johann and Friedericka Schroeder Wittenburg. Carl married Caroline “Lena” Johanna Christiane Friedericka Eggebrecht on December 17, 1884 in Jordenstorf, Mecklenburg Schwerin, Germany. Caroline was born on December 4, 1865 in Germany; her parents were Joachim and Henriata “Maria” Tesner Eggebrecht. Carl and Caroline came to the United States in 1885. In 1887, Carl Wittenburg worked as a salt packer for the Nelson Holland Company and resided at 116 Schemm Street in Saginaw, Michigan.
Carl and Caroline had the following children:
Louise F. “Lizzie” Wittenburg was born November 28, 1886 in Saginaw, Michigan.
Emil Wittenburg was born in June 1889.
Edna Wittenburg was born in July 1892
Ernest Wittenburg was born July 18, 1895 in Lakefield Township.
Clara Wittenburg was born December 2, 1898 Lakefield Township.
In 1896, Carl, Caroline and their family were living in Lakefield Township in Section 10 on a 60 acre farm on the south side of Swan Creek Road between Merrill and Fenmore Roads. Their neighbors were Caroline's sister and brother-in-law, Edmond and Wilhelmina Eggebrecht Lux; Charles Zarbock, L. Downing; Jesse Baker; George W. Long; Felix Carpenter and Ed Vondette.
By 1900, Carl, Caroline and their family were living in James Township, Saginaw County on Swan Creek Road.
Sources: Charlotte Huebner; 1896 Lakefield Township Plat map; 1900 United States Census; Louise “LizzieWittenburg birth record”, Ernest and Clara's birth record; Mecklenburg Germany Parish Register Transcripts 1740-1918.
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