Zwickelhuber Becomes Kranawetter

Today is another travel day for me, so I have no time to research or write. Two years ago on this date, I wrote this post that tells a story about the origination of the name, Kranawetter. I’m sharing it again today.

Joseph Zwickelhuber arrived in America on June 13, 1853 aboard the Ernst Moritz Arndt.  He was 9 years old at the time.  As you can see on the passenger list for this ship, Joseph arrived with his parents, Paulus and Theresia (Kranawetter) Zwickelhuber and three other siblings.

Zwickelhuber names Ernst Moritz Arndt passenger list Zwickelhuber family – Ernst Moritz Arndt – 1853

There were several other names of families on the passenger list for this ship that settled in the Shawnee Township of Cape Girardeau County.

Not even two months their after arrival in America, the father, Paulus Zwickelhuber, died on July 25, 1853.  His death record can be found in the books of Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg.  At that time, Rev. Georg Schieferdecker was the pastor of that congregation.  Here is that death record.

Paulus Zwickelhuber death record Trinity Altenburg MO Paulus Zwickelhuber death record – Trinity, Altenburg, MO

Here is a transcription of some of the pertinent information in this…

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