Monday, June 9, 2008

Query: Sahm of Dubois County

Looking for information on Johann Sahm (born 1782/1783 in Jugesheim, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany; died after the 1860 census for Dubois County, Indiana). The 1860 census is the last record I have of him. He was living with his son Heinrich (born 1818 in Jugesheim, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany; died July 1862 in Dubois County) and Heinrich's wife Magdalena (Lutz or Lotz) Sahm. The surname was actually spelled Stahm in the 1860 census.

Heinrich and Magdalena had a son, John Michael Sahm, who was born in December 1851 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He died in late May or early June 1888 in either Huntingburg or Celestine in Dubois County. I believe he is buried at St. Mary's Cemetery in Celestine. He was married to Klara Oestreich(er), who passed away in October 1915 at St. Anthony and is buried there. Klara's parents were Johann and Elizabeth Regina (Buechlein) Oestreich(er). Johann passed away in August 1851, he is buried at Jasper, Indiana I believe. Elizabeth remarried after the birth of Klara to a man named Hennhoefer. Elizabeth is also buried at St. Anthony Cemetery. Elizabeth's parents were Andrew Buechlein (died 5 February 1852) and Margaret (from Bavaria, died 26 November 1870) Buechlein.

I have a lot of information on the Sahm line, but I'm a bit sketchy on the Oestrichs, Buechlein, and Lutz/Lotz lines.

Michael Sahm
117 Almond Ave.
Modesto, CA 95354

1 comment:

  1. my current contact information is:

    117 Almond Avenue
    Modesto,CA 95354