Gerlach residence, Papsdorf Windmill, Saxony

Monday, July 11, 2011

Sophie Gerlach

Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Gerlach's second wife was Johanna Sophie Lippert.  She married J.F. Wilhelm Gerlach between November 1879 and July 1882, possibly at Pöhsig, Saxony.  She was born 29 Dec 1833 in Saxony, Germany to Carl Lippert and Christina Radd. She died on 2 Jul 1926, in Cole County, Missouri. 

This was also her second marriage, her first was to Gottlob Fleischer.  They had the following children:
  • Bertha came with her mother and step-father to Moniteau County, Missouri in 1882.  She was born about 1874. On February 2, 1898, she married Dietrich Hofmockel at Trinity Lutheran Church, Russellville, Cole County, Missouri. 
  • In 1913, Bertha visited her sister, Mrs. A. Helwig, who lived at Weberstrasse 18, Grimma, Saxony. 
Sophie Gerlach had a sister, Wilhelmine Lippert, who also came to Missouri.  She was born on 11 Mar 1842, and died on 19 Apr 1908.  Wilhelmine married Hermann Becher.

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