Tuesday, May 4, 2010

This tombstone resides in the cemetery of St Anthony church in Oberselters, Nassau, Germany. Amazingly the Burbach family has lived in this tiny village for over 200 years. To be sure, remnants of the family have emigrated to the United States in the 1840s/50s. The destinations selected ranged from Milwaukee, WI to St Louis, MO, and the hill country of Texas.  My G-g-grandfather Georg left Oberselters about 1847 and settled in Villmar, Nassau, Germany where he met and married Catharina Caspari.  They has three sons before they emigrated to Milwaukee in 1856.  Sadly, their oldest son, Adam, was buried in Villmar in 1854.  George was one of eleven children which may explain why the family name still appears in the parish cemetery.
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