Christian Wacker

Male 1856 - 1932  (75 years)


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  • Name Christian Wacker  [1
    Born 16 Dec 1856  Freudenthal, Freudental, Odessa, Kherson, Russia (See notes) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Christened 18 Dec 1856  Freudental, Freudental, Odessa, Kherson, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Possible Arrival in US 28 Sep 1874  New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    On the ship, Deutschland, from Bremen, Germany, origin, Russia 
    Age: Abt. 17 
    Wacker, Christian.  New York Passenger Lists, 1920-1957; Arrival, 28 Sep 1874, New York City, New York, USA
    Wacker, Christian. New York Passenger Lists, 1920-1957; Arrival, 28 Sep 1874, New York City, New York, USA
    Christian Wacker and two brothers: Johann John and Carl Wacker
    Census 1880  Bon Homme County, Dakota Territory Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    1880 U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: Abt. 23 
    Wacker, Henry.  1880 U. S. Federal Census, Bon Homme County, Dakota Territory
    Wacker, Henry. 1880 U. S. Federal Census, Bon Homme County, Dakota Territory
    Henry Wacker; his wife, Katherine Harsch; their children: Christian, Barbara, Magdalene.
    Census 1900  Township 99, Hutchinson County, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    1900 U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: Abt. 43 
    Wacker, Christian (spelled Wakker).  1900 U. S. Federal Census, Township 99, range 56, Hutchinson County, South Dakota
    Wacker, Christian (spelled Wakker). 1900 U. S. Federal Census, Township 99, range 56, Hutchinson County, South Dakota
    Christian Wacker; his wife, Elisabeth Kaiser Wacker; their children: Paulina Helena, Hulda, Clara, Edmund, Minna
    Census 1910  Unincorporated Village of Garrison, Township 141, range;14, McLean County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    1910 U. S. Federal Cenus 
    Age: Abt. 56 
    Wacker, Christian.  1910 U. S. Federal Census.  McLean County, Township 141, range 14, North Dakota
    Wacker, Christian. 1910 U. S. Federal Census. McLean County, Township 141, range 14, North Dakota
    Christian Wacker; his wife, Elisabeth Kayser; their children: Helen, Hulda, Clara, Edmund, Minna, Freda, Ruth
    Census 1915  Garrison, McLean County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    1915 North Dakota State Census 
    Age: Abt. 59 
    Wacker, Christian.  1915 North Dakota State Census, Garrison, McLean County.
    Wacker, Christian. 1915 North Dakota State Census, Garrison, McLean County.
    Christian Wacker; his wife, Elizabeth Kayser Wacker; some of their children: Helen, Edmund, Freda, Mina, Ruth.
    Census 1920  Garrison, McLean County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    1920 U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: Abt. 60 
    Wacker, Christian.  1920 U. S. Federal Census; Garrison, McLean County, North Dakota
    Wacker, Christian. 1920 U. S. Federal Census; Garrison, McLean County, North Dakota
    Christian Wacker; his wife, Elizabeth Kayser; their children: Elfreda and Ruth
    Census 1925  Garrison, McLean County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    1925 North Dakota State Census 
    Age: Abt. 68 
    Wacker, Christian.  1925 North Dakota State Census, Garrison, McLean County
    Wacker, Christian. 1925 North Dakota State Census, Garrison, McLean County
    Christian Wacker; his wife, Elizabeth Kayser Wacker; some of their children: Helen and Ruth.
    Census 1930  Garrison, McLean County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    1930 U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: Abt. 74 
    Wacker, Christian.  1930 U. S. Federal Census. Garrison, McLean County, North Dakota
    Wacker, Christian. 1930 U. S. Federal Census. Garrison, McLean County, North Dakota
    Christian Wacker; his wife, Elizabeth Kayser Wacker; two of their children: Helena and Ruth.
    Died 7 Aug 1932  Worrall Hospital, Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 12
    Wacker, Christian.  Certificate of Death, 32-10223 (1932) State of Minnesota.
    Wacker, Christian. Certificate of Death, 32-10223 (1932) State of Minnesota.
    Place of death:Worrall Hospital, Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota. Edmund Wacker, informant.
    Buried 8 Aug 1932  Garrison Cemetery, Garrison, McLean County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 13
    Christian Wacker, headstone1; Garrison Cemetery, Garrison, McLean County, North Dakota.  [ChW 11.]
    Christian Wacker, headstone1; Garrison Cemetery, Garrison, McLean County, North Dakota. [ChW 11.]
    Christian Wacker, headstone2; Garrison Cemetery, Garrison, McLean County, North Dakota.     [ChW 11.]
    Christian Wacker, headstone2; Garrison Cemetery, Garrison, McLean County, North Dakota. [ChW 11.]
    Person ID I2408  Lange Pierce
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2018 

    Father Johann Nikalaus Wacker,   b. 1811, Freudenthal, Odessa, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1856, Freudenthal, Odessa, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Katherine Harsch,   b. Abt. 27 Apr 1824, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1907, Tripp, Hutchinson County, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married 8 Apr 1845  Freudenthal, Odessa, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Family ID F874  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Kayser,   b. 1 Jan 1865, Alexanderhilf, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1935, Garrison, McLean County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married Abt. 1879  Freudenthal, Odessa, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 11, 15
    Children 
     1. Johanna Wacker,   b. 11 Mar 1884, Prob. South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1884, Prob. South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [Birth]
     2. Paulina Wacker,   b. Feb 1886, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Helena Wacker,   b. Nov 1887, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1944, Prob. Garrison, McLean County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)
     4. Hulda Wacker,   b. Jun 1890, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Clara Marie Wacker,   b. 26 Jul 1893, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1978, Hospital, 423 West Lake Street, Waterville, Le Sueur County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +6. Edmund E. Wacker,   b. 16 Jul 1895, Freeman, Hutchinson County, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1976, Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [Birth]
     7. Minna Wacker,   b. Aug 1898, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Elfreda Wacker,   b. Abt. 1901, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location
    +9. Ruth E. Wacker,   b. 3 Apr 1908, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1999, Prob. Garrison, McLean County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F780  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    •        The birth place of Christian Wacker is given in the Johnson Family Tree on Ancestry.com as Alt Freudental, Odessa, Russia. It has not been possible to verify or document that information as accurate. The date is also given as 16 December 1857, which I have not been able to verify. This information could be private information that the Johnson Family has. I provide it here as information that someone needs to check out if at all possible. I try as much as possible to document the information that I place into my website. While I cannot verify this information, it is information that is plausible, but it needs verification.
             On September 28, 1874, Christian and two brothers arrived in New York City on board the ship, Deutschland, from Bremen, Germany, origin Russia. They were without their parents and sisters. They arrived prior to the remainder of the family. There are questions that are raised about this situation.
      What is the reason for this early departure?
      Why the family split up? Was it monetary?
      When these three arrived, where did they go?
      Who met them in New York?
      Where did they go? Who gave them directions to the Dakotas? (Carl must have known something.)
      There may be other questions as well.
             Karl did know something and he wrote about it. See Karl Wacker and the document the wrote under Histories. This is important information. [KlW 03.]
             In the 1880 U. S. Federal Census, Christian Wacker is a 23 year old, white, single male. He was born in Russia of parents who were both born in Russia. He is at home. Nothing further is given in the census record. He lives with his parents, Henry and Catherine, and two sisters: Barbara and Magdalene. The family lives in Bon Homme County, Dakota Territory. [HW 01.]
             In the 1900 U. S. Federal Census, Christian Wacker (spelled Wakker) is a 43 year old, white, married male. He was born in Russia of parents who were both born in Russia. He is married to Elisabeth Kaiser and has been married to her for 18 years. He emigrated to the U. S. in 1874 and has lived in the United States for 26 years. He is a naturalized citizen. He is employed as a salesman of dry goods. He has not been unemployed. He reads, writes, and speaks English. He owns his own home free and clear. He lives with his wife, Elisabeth, and six children: Paulina, Helena, Hulda, Clara, Edmund, Minna. The family lives in Township 99, Range 56, Hutchinson County, South Dakota, in an unincorporated village, Freeman Town. [ChW 01.]
             In the 1910 U. S. Federal Census, Christian Wacker is a 56 (?) year old, white, married male. He is married to Elisabeth Kaiser Wacker and has been married to her for 27 years. According to this census taker and the information given him, Christian was born in Germany of parents who were both born in Germany, all of whom speak German. This fact is in doubt since other information suggests he was born in Russia. However, the reader will either have to make up his/her mind or do more research on the issue. Christian speaks, reads, and writes English. He is a retail Merchant, who runs a department store. He is an employer. He owns his own home, free and clear. He lives with his wife, Elisabeth, and seven children: Helen, Hulda, Clara, Edmund, Minna, Freda, Ruth. The family lives in the unincorporated village of Garrison, Township 141, range 14, McLean County, North Dakota. [ChW 02.]
             In the 1915 North Dakota Census, there is not much information provided. Christian Wacker is a foreign born male. He is living with his wife, Elizabeth, also foreign born, a daughter Helen, who is between 20 and 60, a son Edmund, between 5 and 20, and three daughters, between five years and 20, all white. The family lives in Garrison, McLean County, North Dakota. [ChW 07.]
             In the 1920 U. S. Federal Census, Christian Wacker is a 60 year old, white, married male. He was born in Russia of parents who were also born in Russia. Both he and his parents spoke German. He owns his own home free and clear. He immigrated in 1875 and is a naturalized citizen. He reads, writes, and speaks English. He has no employ at the present moment. He lives with his wife, Elizabeth, and two daughters, Elfrieda and Ruth. The family lives in the city of Garrison, McLean County, North Dakota. [ChW 05.]
             In the 1925 North Dakota State Census, Christian Wacker is a 68 year old, white foreign born male. He lives with his wife, Elizabeth, a white, 60 year old, foreign born female. Two children live with them: Helen, 20-60 year old female whose actual age is not give, Ruth, 17, in the 5-20 year old category. The family lives in Garrison, McLean County. [ChW 08.]
             In the 1930 U. S. Federal Census, Christian Wacker is a 71 year old, white, married male. He was born in Russia of parents who were also born in Russia. He spoke German before entering the United States. This census record indicates that immigration took place in 1883, eight year later that in the last census record. I would tend to believe the earlier record. It also indicates that he is a naturalized citizen. He owns his own home that is valued at about $4,000. He is married to Elizabeth Kayser. That marriage took place when he was about 23 years old or in about 1879. He is able to read, write, and speak English. Christian is not employed in any occupation at this time. He lives with his wife, Elizabeth, and two daughters, Helen and Ruth. The family lives in Garrison, McLean County, North Dakota. [ChW 06.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S8071] Clara Marie Wacker (Buck) (Eggers), death certificate #[unreadable] (1978), Minnesota Department of Health, Section of Vital Statistics, Minneapolis, Minnesota. [CWa 02.].

    2. [S8359] Christian Wacker household, 1900 U. S. Census, Hutchinson County, South Dakota, Township 99, ED 182, SD 2, sheet 6B, dwelling 85, family 85; National Archives micropublication T623, roll 1550. [ChW 01.].

    3. [S8361] Christian Wacker, death certificate no. 32-10223 (1932), State of Minnesota, Division of Vital Statistics. St. Paul. [ChW 03.].

    4. [S9164] Christian Wacker, birth. (2014). Ancestry.com. Russia, Lutheran Church Book Duyplicates Index, 1750-1891 [database online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. [ChW 10.].

    5. [S8370] Christian Wacker, arrival 1874: New York; Microfilm Serial: M237; Microfilm Roll: M237_393; Line 29; List Number 1048. Ancestry.com. (2010). New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [Database Online]. Provot, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. [ChW 09.].

    6. [S8369] Henry Wacker household, 1880 U. S. Census, Bon Homme County, Dakota Territory, ED 97, SD 15, sheet (31) 129.4000, dwelling 249, family 249; National Archives micropublication T9, roll 111, Family History Library Film 254111. [HW 01.].

    7. [S8360] Christian Wacker household, 1910 U. S. Census, McLean County, Township 141, Range 14, Unicorporated Village of Garrison, ED 91, SD 2, sheet 12A, dwelling 266, family 216; National Archives micropublication T624, roll 1144, image 249. [ChW 02.].

    8. [S8367] Christian Wacker household, 1915 North Dakota State Census, McLean County, City of Garrison, line 67, family 17, NDSC, roll 06865. Ancestry.com (2008). North Dakiota State Censuses, 1915 and 1925 (Database Online). Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc. [ChW 07.].

    9. [S8364] Christian Wacker household, 1920 U. S. Census, McLean County, North Dakota, City of Garrison, ED 116, SD 3, sheet 3, dwelling 116, family 120; National Archives micropublication T625, roll 1336, image 783. [ChW 05.].

    10. [S8368] Christian Wacker household, 1925 North Dakota Census, McLean County, City of Garrison, sheet 18, line 8, dwelling 175, family number 185; ndsc, roll 5236. Ancestry.com. (2008). North Dakota State Censuses, 1915 and 1925 [Database Online]. The Generations Network, Inc. [ChW 08.].

    11. [S8365] Christian Wacker household, 1930 U. S. Census, McLean County, City of Garrison, ED 17, SD 1, sheet 5A, dwelling 81, family 83; National Archives micropublication T626, roll 1738. [ChW 06.].

    12. [S8363] Christian Wacker, death date, 7 Aug 1932, Olmsted County, Minnesota. Ancestry.com. (2001). Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002 [Database Online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. [ChW 04.].

    13. [S9165] Christian Wacker, burial. (2012). Ancestry.com. Find A Grave index, 1600s-Current [database online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Memorial ID: 19576995. [ChW 11.].

    14. [S8471] Johann Nicholas Wacker, from Ancestry.com Family Tree owner Jason Zenker, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/6977349/person/-110061124?ssrc= [JNW 01.].

    15. [S9170] Johann Nicholas Wacker, from Ancestry.com Family Tree owner Jason Zenker, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/6977349/person/-110061124?ssrc= [JNW 01.].


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