Category Archives: Rusler

Friday’s Faces from the Past – Curious Lushton, Nebraska Picture

This picture has always fired my imagination.  The back says Lushton, Nebraska 1899.  Lushton was a small farm town.  What were all these men doing in town? Why were they lined up down main street? Why are they all dressed … Continue reading

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Thankful Thursday – In Search of Family Stories

This post is written with Thanks to Susan Murphy.  I have finished writing about Michael Anthony Rusler and Augusta Erxleben’s ancestors so now I turn my “pen” to writing about their children.  My problem has been that I don’t have … Continue reading

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Erxleben Siblings

Before I move on to Michael Anthony and Augusta Wilhemina (Erxleben) Ruslers’ children I must do a post on Augusta’s siblings.  This is hard for me because I like to be fairly sure of my facts and the Erxleben’s have … Continue reading

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Augusta Wilhemina Erxleben

Augusta Wilhemina Erxleben                              1854-1927 Augusta Wilhemina Erxleben was born December 7 1854 in Berlin, Germany.  She was the youngest child of Samuel “Frederick” and Johanne Christian … Continue reading

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Frederick Erxleben – Immigrant Ancestor

Samuel Gottfried Erxleben AKA Friedrich (Frederick) Erxleben Frederick is my third great grandfather and until recently he was a brick wall in genealogical terms.  I knew that my great-great grandma Augusta Wilhemina Erxleben, his daughter, was born in Germany and … Continue reading

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Those Places Thursday – Baden, Germany

Baden, Germany  Part of knowing your family history is knowing a little about where they emigrated from and what reasons they might have had for seeking a new life in America when they did.  The Rusler family emigrated from Baden … Continue reading

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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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