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Private Adam Jungbluth

Private Adam Jungbluth

Adam Jungbluth is Ritchey’s great-great-great-grandfather.  He was born August 31, 1828, in Undenheim, Hessen Darmstadt, Germany, the son of Heinrich and Maria Katharina Jungbluth.  Adam married Christine Becker February 12, 1854, at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Germantown, Wisconsin.  Christine was born about 1834 in Prussia, the daughter of Peter and Sophia Katharina (Weimer) Becker.

Adam Jungbluth served with Company G, 17th Wisconsin Infantry during the Civil War – he is listed as Adam Youngblood, his family living in Waukesha County, at the time.  He made it safely through the war and fathered four more children afterwards, for a total of ten.  Adam and Christine’s children are as follows:

  • Dorothea, born 1855
  • Heinrich, born 1858
  • Caroline, born 1859
  • Adam, born 1861
  • Friedrich, born 1863
  • Peter, born 1865
  • Lidea, born 1867
  • George, born 1869
  • Henriette, born 1871
  • Gustav, born 1877

Adam and Christine’s daughter Caroline Jungbluth was born October 11, 1859, in Wisconsin.  She married George Klein October 25, 1881, in Liberty, Wisconsin.  George and Caroline had seven children.  Ritchey is descended from their daughter Edith.

Adam died March 19, 1882, after being kicked in the head by a horse in Marshfield, Wisconsin.  He was buried at Hillside Lutheran Cemetery.  Christine lived with her son George until her death January 25, 1914, and was then buried beside her husband.

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  1. Adam is also my great-great grandfather. I will be visiting Germany this summer and was wondering if anyone knows whether the location of his homestead in Undenheim is known or are there any sites relevant to the Jungbluth family to be seen?

    • Marcus,
      I just missed you as we were there on the 9th of August. It is a beautiful little town with such colorful shutters. We had our lunch by the fountain in the park and really enjoyed looking around. Maybe next time:)

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