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Marie Goldfuss
Posted by: Sylvia Peters (ID *****9801) Date: September 13, 2004 at 02:27:08
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I recognize the name Ernestine Butt,my mothers grandmother. Her husband, "Grandpa Goldfuss" lived to be 90 years old. He died in Chicago. The dates of his life are therefore corrrect. They came to America sometime just before the end of the 19th century.
Their daughter, Marie, was my grandmother. She had a younger sister who died as a young woman with TB. ("Tante Lisia", spelled phoneticaly). She was supposed to be very beautiful. I don't believe there was any issue. After her death, her husband (a Swede I only know as "Johnson") became enamored and subsequently married my Aunt Resi (my mothers older sister). That's another story that I don't know has ever been written down. I know these things because my mother told me the stories when I was a child. It all happened in Chicago before I was born. After the second World War my mother was contacted by a Dr. Gerhard Hirte from Berlin. He was investigating the Goldfuss line. As I understand, his mothers grandfather was the brother of our "Grandpa Goldfuss". They were the last of the sons "Goldfuss" from our line. Dr. Hirte's mother was Helene Goldfuss Bauerlein.
The Goldfuss story all began with the Ritte Von Goldfuss, Lord of the the castle and domain on the River Donau, in what is now Austria, in 1660. He had 2 sons so that may account for other lines of Goldfuss. The records are unclear until l720 except for a son born l680.


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