1 December 2003



My 2nd Great Grandfather was Andreas Langbein, aka Andrew Langbein.    He migrated to America from Saxony, Germany in 1840 and gave his age as 31, (i.e. born 1809).   His Permanent Entry Number was 1977147.    Later St.Louis Census records he gave his age as ten years older (i.e. born 1799).   More research is needed to determine the name of his wife.    It appears that they did marry in Germany (possibly about 1829) and their first three children were born in Germany.    Their children are: Hennietta, born about 1830 in Germany and married to Rev. Herman Fick.   Their last known location was Collinsville, IL;    Mary/Maria, born in November 1832 in Germany and married in 1851 to William Heinrich (Henry) Schuetz/Schutz;    Amalia Dorothy, born about 1834 in Germany and married 25 April 1858 to Heinrich Ermentraut;   Christine Johanne Magdalene (my Great Grandmother) born 18 October 1843 in likely St.Louis, Missouri and married 3 November 1861 to Johann Michael Juch;   Augusta born about 1847.


Andreas Langbein died intestate.  This is an affidavit by Henry Schutz,

 administrator of the Andrew Langbein Estate, listing the heirs.


This is a receipt for $577 that my great grandparents

 received as heirs of Magdalena’s father’s estate.


My Great Grandmother apparently mostly used her given name Magdalena LANGBEIN.    She married my Great Grandfather Johan Michael JUCH on 3 November 1861 in St.Louis, Missouri.    She died at age 46 on 22 February 1890, a widow and leaving three orphaned children; my grandfather Michael age 8; his sister Lena (Magdalene) age 13 and his brother Albert age 10.   At the time of her death she was living at 1944 Palm, St.Louis, Missouri.   She is buried in the Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, St.Louis, MO


Following is page one & page two of my great grandmother’s Last Will & Testament.   Please note that at the top of page two my great grandmother designates her brother-in-law, Henry Schuetz as “Curator” of the three children, which includes Walter Juch my grandfather!







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