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The Birthday of Minna (Grube) Boerner

January 6, 2014

Today, 6 Jan 1856, is the birthday* of Minna Grube, the wife of my great uncle. Bartle Boerner. Bartle had immigrated from Gaulsheim, Germany in September of 1884, and moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Minna, his future wife, was born in Milwaukee of German immigrant parents, Wilhelm and Caroline (Schurmann) Grube.

Milwaukee was a popular city for German immigrants and the young Bartle apparently met Minna fairly soon after his arrival. The couple married on 14 January, 1886**, just days after her 30th birthday. They had three known children: William Peter (1886 – 1949), Anna (1888 – 1962) and Arthur Fredrick (1895 – 1963).

The first two children, William and Anna, were born in Milwaukee; by the time Arthur was born, the family had moved further north in Wisconsin to the Kaukauna/Appleton area in Outagamie County where Bartle and Minna lived the rest of their lives. Minna died on 12 October, 1945.

*Source: Wisconsin, Births and Christenings Index, 1826-1908 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data:

“Wisconsin Births and Christenings, 1826–1926.” Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

**Source: Wisconsin Marriages, pre-1907 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2000. Original data: Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services. Wisconsin Vital Record Index, pre-1907. Madison, WI, USA: Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services Vital Records Division.

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