Person Sheet


Name Ida Bertha Pauline Alexander57,34
Birth 18 Sep 1843, Prussia
Immigration abt 1856
Burial Nov 1911, Silver Lake Cemetery, Portage, Columbia, Wisconsin
Death 3 Nov 1911, Portage, Columbia, Wisconsin
Father Wilhelm Alexander (1818-)
Mother Wilhelmina Pieper (1821-1863)
Spouses:
1 Rev. Andrew Tarnutzer34,55, 3C3R
Birth 22 Nov 1834, Schiers, Graubünden, Switzerland56
Christen 23 Nov 1834, Schiers, Graubünden, Switzerland56
Immigration 26 May 1846, New Orleans, Louisiana
Death 16 Jan 1898, Portage, Columbia, Wisconsin
Burial 19 Jan 1898, Silver Lake Cemetery, Portage, Columbia, Wisconsin
Occupation Minister, Troy township board chairman (1866-8), farmer
Religion Evangelical Association, Methodist (1885)
Alias/AKA Andreas
Father Nicholas Tarnutzer (1805-1870)
Mother Barbara Kessler (1802-1870)
Marriage 17 Sep 1863, Honey Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin58,34
Children: Barbara (1865-1865)
Anna (1866-)
William L. (1866-1952)
John Andrew (1870-1938)
Ida (1872-1892)
Arthur Conway (1874-1946)
Gustav A. (1875-)
Benjamin Charles (1877-1946)
infant (1881-<1882)
Arthur Andrew Alexander (1882-1963)
daughter (1885-<1900)
Notes for Ida Bertha Pauline Alexander
Another source in the Ancestral File has her birthdate as 20 November 1843. The 1900 census gives her birthdate as September 1843. The 1880 census shows that she and her parents were born in Prussia. Erhart Mueller provides a short biography of her.

She was living on Carroll Street in Portage, Columbia County, at the time of the 1900 census.
Research
1860 U.S. census, Sauk Co., Wisconsin, r. 1429, p. 853
1880 U.S. census, Columbia Co., Wisconsin, r. 1420, p. 234A
1900 U.S. census, Columbia Co., Wisconsin, r. 1718, p. 276A, E.D. 22
Notes for Andrew (Spouse 1)
He was born in the Pusserein district. The godparents and witnesses at his christening were Andreas Luk, Jacob Casal, Anna Luk, Martin Hartmann, Murtha Heldstab.

He is mistakenly listed as "Anne, f, age 12" with his parents on the passenger ship list. His surname is mistakenly given as Kessler on the 1850 Swiss census.

Quite likely to be the Andrew Tarnutzer who received his citizenship papers on 1 Feb 1865 in Sauk Co., Wisconsin. Andrew Tarnutzer was elected chairman of the town board of Troy Township, Sauk County, on 8 April 1866 and relected on 2 April 1867 and 7 April 1868.59

From the birthplaces of the children, Andrew and Ida moved up the Wisconsin River to Portage, Columbia Co., Wisconsin, about 1866. He attended school in Switzerland until 1846 when he emigrated with his parents. He still owned his parents' farm in Troy Township, Sauk Co., Wisconsin, in 1880. This farm was just opposite the Black Hawk/Swiss/Evangelical Cemetery, where they were buried.

Andrew entered the ministry of the Evangelical Association in 1855. He was on probation in the Cedar Rapids Mission, traveling from place to place for one year. The Portage Conference was formed in the spring of 1856 and he was one of the founders. He was the Presiding Elder of this conference as of 1880.

Erhart Mueller provides additional information about him in a short biography.

Research
40 12 (Index, p. 205; v. A, p. 369), 38 (v. 25, no. 170),
Wisconsin pre-1907 death index microfiche
1835 Swiss census, Schiers, Graubünden, v. CB IV 15, p. 298 (no. 938) [LDS FHL microfilm 1475935#3]
1838 Swiss census, Schuders, Graubünden, v. CB IV 24, p. 202, no. 45 [LDS FHL microfilm 1475937]
1850 Swiss census, Schuders, Graubünden, v. CB IV 35, p. 337 (no. 3) [LDS FHL microfilm 1475950]
1850 U.S. census, Sauk Co., Wisconsin, r. 1006, p. 92
1860 U.S. census, Sauk Co., Wisconsin, r. 1429, p. 748
1880 U.S. census, Columbia Co., Wisconsin, r. 1420, p. 234A

IGI data
Batch #: 8009201, Sheet #: 93, Source Call #: 1260679
Notes for Andrew & Ida Bertha Pauline (Family)
They were married by the pastor of their congregation, Rev. C. A. Schnake. Another source also gave the marriage as on 16 january 1864 at Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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