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|Family Name: ||westmeyer/westmeier|
|Contributor Name:||Cynthia Kessler
||85 Pineland Drive
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|My relatives came from Germany in 1875|
and settled in Farmers Retreat, Indiana.
Many of them are buried in the St. John's Lutheran Cemetary.
I have records, with dates, of four branches of the family,
compiled to 1955 by Jesse Westmeier of Chicago,
and have tried to continue my branch--the Kessler side.
Three brothers and their sister immigrated to Caesar Creek Township
and each brother had an adjoining farm of 80 acres about 1/2 mile south of Farmers Retreat.
They were Frederick and Elizabeth (Nolte) Westmeier,
John and Clara (Kleine) Westmeyer,
and Garrett and F. Marie (Hausmeyer) Westmeyer
The sister, Marie Elizabeth (Westmeier) had
married Rudolph H. Bulthaup and had an 80-acre
farm 1/2 mile west of Farmers Retreat.
As a child I remember the family reunions there--first at the
various farms around Farmers Retreat where relatives lived,
and then at St. John's Lutheran School.
If you are interested in tracking down any names of relatives/
ancestors/descendents from that time and place, I would be happy
to check the records I have.