Caroline Charlotte and
Charles Gottfried Hartung (b. November 19, 1838 in Bollstedt, District Mühlhausen, Thüringen, Germany, d. September 14, 1933 in Cologne, Carver County, Minnesota, or in Dahlgren Township, Carver County, Minnesota, 94 years and 10 months of age). He is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Carver, Carver County, Minnesota (source: Mount Hope Cemetery).
After the Napoleonic Wars 1803 to 1815, the city Mühlhausen was part of the Prussian Province of Saxony.
Emigration to United States and active duty in Civil War
Charlotta Goetze wrote around 1970: «He enlisted in the Sixth Minnesota Volunteer infantry and fought in the Civil War. He was in the South 3 years. headed south. He was in battles around Chickamauga, the siege and capture of Chattanooga, Mission Ridge, Pisaca, New Hope Church, Smyrna Church, Peach Tree Creek, and was with Sherman during the siege and capture of Atlanta, Ga. He saw strenuous service until the close of the Georgia campaign. He was given an honorable discharge, having served his adopted country faithfully and well during the darkest hour of its history."
Homesteaded in Minnesota
Spellings and changes of names
Marriage and children
Caroline and Charles Hartung had their home in Dahlgren Township, Carver County, Minnesota. They had ten children born to them (main source: www.findagrave.com):
1) Gustav Rufinius Hartung (b. August 10, 1872). Another first name spelling seen: Gustave and Gustavi.
2) Bertha Hartung (b. October 5, 1873). Got married and lived in Carver County, Minnesota.
3) Charles (Carl, Karl) Hartung (b. January 13, 1875). His nickname was Charlie. He migrated to Bertha in northern Minnesota. Charlie owned a hardware store. He married Caroline. They has two children. Their son lived in Bertha and took over the family business.
4) Edward (Edmund) Hartung (b. March 30, 1877, d. December 29, 1960). Married, number of children was at least three.
5) Charlotta Hartung Goetze (b. July 31, 1878 in Dahlgren township, Carver County, Minnesota, d. December 6, 1973). Nicknames: Lottchen and Lottie. She married Robert Julius Goetze. Name after marriage: Charlotta Hartung Goetze. More about Charlotta and Robert Goetze here...
6) Berthold Hartung (b. February 2, 1880). Businessman.
7) Emma Hartung (b. September 9, 1881). Got
married with JAPS (source: Johnson family pedigree chart). Lived in Redwood, Minnesota. Emma was buried in New Jersey State, United States (source: Johnson family pedigree chart).
8) Otto Hartung (b. November 20, 1884). Inherited the farm, the original homestead in Carver County and lived there.
9) Rudolph Hartung (b. March 3, 1887). Farmer. Homesteaded in northern Minnesota.
10) William (Willie) Hartung (b. June 22, 1889). Farmer. Had a farm right near his brother Otto's farm in Carver County.
xx) August Hartung? (source: Johnson family pedigree chart). The existence of this possible son is not verified.
NO RECORDS OF PREVIOUS ANHALT GENERATION