Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Anna (Leland) Woelffer (1859-1892) in Deerfield, Wisconsin

On our Midwest Family History Mystery Tour, we stopped at the St. Paul's Liberty Lutheran Church in Deerfield, Dane County, Wisconsin on 17 September. Linda has at least three ancestors buried here. I posted a picture of the cemetery and her great-great-grandfather Severt T. Leland's gravestone in Tombstone Tuesday - Severt T. Leland (1804-1889) of Deerfield WI, and a picture of the shared grave of her great-grandparents in Tombstone Tuesday - Anna and Torger Leland in Deerfield, Wisconsin.

Today's picture is the gravestone of Anna Sjursdatter (Leland) Woelffer (1859-1892), a sister of Torger Sjurson Leland and a daughter of Sjur (Severt) Torgerson and Brita (Olsdatter) Leland.  It stands near the stone of Severt T. Leland. 

The inscription on the stone (which has "Woelffer" on the raised base) is:

JULY 2, 1892
33 YRS & 1 M

I have been trying to find out more about Anna's husband, Charles Woelffer.   I think that he is the Charles "Wolfer" son of Robert and Augusta Wolfer in Jefferson County, Wisconsin in the 1860 census, and the Charles Woelfer, age 23, in Jefferson County in the 1880 census, and the Charles Woleffer, age 42, living in Jefferson County, Wisconsin with wife Lena and daughter Meta.  He is probably the brother of Ernst Woelffer (born in about 1861) who resides in Dane County, Wisconsin in the 1900 census.  Charles disappears from the census records in 1930, although his widow Lena is still residing in Jefferson County, Wisconsin.

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