Hermine Anna Elisabeth Riedesel was born December 2, 1885 in Wunderthausen to Johann Georg and Katherine (Riedesel) Riedesel. Her father was by then the owner of the house and property known as Weymers. She was the sixth of eleven children. She came to be known as Hermine though that name was not recorded when she was baptized.
The entire family emigrated to America in the early 1900s. Her sister Emilie Lisette had gone in 1902 as a newlywed and sister Luise went in 1903. The remaining family traveled on the ship Rhein out of Bremen, landing in New York on October 25, 1906.
Hermine was soon married to a second-generation Wunderthäuser, Frank Henry Strackbein. They were married on April 28, 1909 and took up farming in the Spring Rock Township. They had two daughters in short order but no more children followed.
She died at the age of 66 on July 23, 1952. Frank lived until May 14, 1974. They are buried at St. Paul’s Cemetery in Wheatland.
Obituary of Hermine (Riedesel) Strackbein
Ancestry of Hermine Riedesel
Ancestry of Frank Henry Strackbein
Hermine and Frank Strackbein in 1909 (photo)
Hermine and her sisters Emma and Lisette (photo)