Category Archives: Gotcher Family Research and Stories

Michael Anthony Rusler

I must preface this post by saying that I hope to have more information about Michael Anthony and his time spent in Custer County and hopefully about his death in 1903.  I wanted to get his written so that I … Continue reading

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Charles J Rusler

Charles J Rusler 1849-1930 Charles J Rusler was born August 10,1849 in Baden, Germany to Joseph and Mary Anna Rusler.  In about 1850 his father sailed to America.  After working his way to Illinois, Joseph worked on farms until he … Continue reading

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Children of Joseph and Margaret Rusler

Children of Joseph and Margaret Rusler (Joseph’s 2nd wife) I have to preface this post with  a description of my research process.  I was working on writing this post and started with Mary Susan who I really didn’t have much … Continue reading

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Sophia Rusler Bursing

Sophia Rusler Bursing 1844 – 1918 Sophia Rusler was born October 1,1842 (or 44) in Baden Germany to Joseph and Mary Anna Rusler.  She immigrated to America with her stepmother Margaret (probably) and two younger brothers, Michael and Charles, in … Continue reading

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Joseph Rusler – Immigrant Ancestor

Joseph Rusler 1811-1898 Immigrant Ancestor Joseph Rusler was born January 8,1811 in Baden, Germany.  He married Mary Anna in Baden before 1844.  To them were born three children: Sophia (1844), Michael Anthony (1846), and Charles (1849).  Joseph Rusler started for … Continue reading

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Thriller Thursday – William de Tracey

“Wherever by sea or land they go, forever the wind in their face shall blow” King Henry II of England made Thomas Becket, a low born clerk, his Chancellor.  He and Becket were friends and the king thought they were … Continue reading

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Tracey Immigration – Surname Saturday

Teague Tracey (Trassey?) Our Immigrant Ancestor by Rosanna Ward May 22, 2012 There are a few genealogists who have been trying for years to figure out how our branch of Tracey’s came to America and where they came from.  We … Continue reading

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Reunion Overview

Warning: This post is written mostly for my future research and may therefore be rather boring. But if planning a reunion is something you are thinking about you may want to read on. I started planning my first reunion last … Continue reading

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Tracy-Rusler Reunion 2012 is this week!

Right now, I am really starting to wonder if everything is going to come together and the reunion this weekend will be a success or if it’s all going to flop.  Party planner cold feet I call it.  I have … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Obituary – The Death of a Child

As a mother myself, when I hear about the death of a child it brings terror to my heart.  It physically hurts to think about a child dying.  I have been thinking about this alot today because a young girl … Continue reading

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