The Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Gerlach family of Papsdorf, Saxony came to the United States in 1882, settling in Moniteau County, Missouri. The Gerlach ancestral villages are in an area known as the Muldental, or Mulde River Valley. These allied families are in our Gerlach direct line ancestry: Wittig, Albert, Lehmann, Fischer, Gatsch, Stuhr, Steier
Gerlach residence, Papsdorf Windmill, Saxony
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Site of the Papsdorf Windmill - home of Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Gerlach
Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Gerlach and his family were residents of the farm and mill that used to stand just northwest of the village of Papsdorf.
Here is a map of the area from around 1839. The yellow square indicates where the Papsdorf Windmill once stood.
Below is an old photograph of the farm and windmill.
The farm house still stands today, however the windmill is gone. Google maps has aerial views that show the property today.
Here is a description of the Papsdorf Windmill, in German.