Marriages and children
Michael 1794-1855 60 years old
Jakob 1802-1835 32 years old
Heritage Pursuit, Cached version from Julie Edwards, 27.02.2010
SEXAUER BROS.. carriage manufacturers. Sulphur Springs. To give a short sketch of the family, it is necessary to go back to one Christian Sexauer, who when a young man emigrated, from Baden, Germany, about the year 1827, and landed in New York, but had resolved to push on to the West. Accordingly he set out for Oho, and located at Sandusky City. After a few years residence there, he removed to Bucyrus, and there pursued his trade of shoemaking. On the same Ship, there sailed a maiden of his nativity (Baden), one Carolina Schindler, who was also en route to Sandusky City, Ohio, and who shortly afterward moved to Bucyrus, which. no doubt had something to do with the attraction of young Sexauer thither, as subsequent events proved. There they united their fortunes in matrimony, and indeed the financial part was easily united as neither one had much to begin with except willing hands and good health, which was. their capital stock. Here they lived happily for a number of years, when the cold hand of death snatched the husband and father from the family circle, leaving the widow and four sons the eldest about 6 years, and the youngest a mere infant, viz., William F., Christian. C. F. and Lewis. Subsequently, the widow married J. G. Kinninger, of Galion, a wagon-maker by trade. In the meantime William F. had gone to live with Stephen Brinkman, a chair manufacturer, and learned that trade with him. Christian had been living with a family in Bucyrus until about 17 years of age when he went to John Sims, and learned the trade of harness-making. When his apprenticeship had been served, he spent some time traveling and working at, his trade, with the intention of improving thereby. He finally located in Elgin, Ill., and began business for himself in 1860, and died there in 1877, leaving four orphan daughters, as his wife had died a flew days previous. C. F. and Lewis lived with their mother and step-father, the former going into the wagon-making business, which he learned thoroughly. The latter, when about 13 years old, was apprenticed to the painters trade with Jefferson Morton. At the termination of his apprenticeship, he traveled some in connection with the interests of his trade. In the meantime, their step-father had moved from Galion and opened a wagon - shop here (Sulphur Springs) in 1849. C. F. being his only help, and in fact the sole conductor of the business, as both parents were advanced in years and requiring the assistance of their son. In 1862, the three brother; William F., C. F. and Lewis, entered into partnership, under the firm name of Sexauer Bros., for the purpose of manufacturing carriages and wagons. (For particulars of this industry see township history.) They employ from eight to ten men, besides what they do themselves, in the various departments. William and C. F. attend principally to the woodwork, as in that they are both proficient and Lewis takes charge of the painting department, the iron work is under their own supervision, which is sufficient guarantee that it is well done. They began here with limited means and, although they have not sprung at once to the zenith of a financial success, they have raised steadily and surely in the favor of their patrons. which is indicative of good, honest work and fair dealing, at reasonable prices, theirs is not the hurriedly - made machine work such as floods the country, but everything warranted and made by hand, of the best material. They are all married and have each a home of their own, William. F. was born Nov. 19, 1835. When 21 years old, he married Mary Rupersberger (Jan. 24, 1856). She was born June 8, 1837, in Germany and came here with her widowed mother and four other children two boys and three girls in all, in 1849, and located at Galion. They have five children viz., William, Charles, Frederick, Amanda and Christian. C. F. was born Nov. 17, 1839. He married Mary Ziegler Nov. 26, 1863. She was born Nov. 17, 1841. They have four children living. viz., Ella, Bessie, Susan and Bertha: two deceased, Celia and George L. Lewis was born March 17, 1843. He married Sarah Culver May 24, 1871. She was born in Pennsylvania Sept. 21, 1853. Then have two children living, viz., Laura A. and Walter A., three deceased-Carrie, Edward and Frank.
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