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Jacob Leuenberger and Margareth Streich

Jacob and Margareth Streich Leuenberger

Jacob Leuenberger and Margareth Streich are Ritchey’s great-great-grandparents.  Both were born in Germany and came to the United States before their marriage in Johnson County, Iowa, on May 27, 1869.  They had 9 children.  Rosa, born March 31, 1876, married George Edwin Hertz – my husband is their descendant.  The other 8 children were Mary, Ellen, John, Maggie, Lavina, Will, Delvie and Jacob.  Jacob passed away in 1895, and Margareth August 14, 1911.  They are buried in Oakland Cemetery in Solon, Iowa.

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