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|Name||Johann Friedrich Purf [1, 2, 3]|
|Born||29 Mar 1832||Neustadt an der Orla, Germany |
|Immigration||29 Apr 1852||Arrived New York City, New York aboard vessel Kosmos from Bremen, Germany|
|Naturalization-1||2 Nov 1852||Naturalization Intention Papers, Franklin County, Ohio|
|Property-1||29 Sep 1857||Fountain County (Indiana) Deed Book 21, Page 436, Property Lot 71, Vances Addition, Covington, Fountain County, Indiana|
|Naturalization-2||14 Jan 1858||Naturalization Petition and Order, Fountain County, Indiana|
|Property-2||25 Jun 1860||Fountain County (Indiana) Deed Book 23, Page 246, Property Lot 72, Vances Addition, Covington, Fountain County, Indiana|
|Property-3||19 Jan 1870||Fountain County (Indiana) Deed Book 31, Page 144, Property Lot 101, Covington Old Plat, Covington, Fountain County, Indiana|
|Property-4||21 Jun 1872||Fountain County, (Indiana) Deed Book 33, Page 351, Property Lot 68, Vances Addition, Covington, Fountain County, Indiana|
|Died||1 Feb 1885||Covington, Fountain County, Indiana |
|Buried||3 Feb 1885||Mount Hope Cemetery, Covington, Fountain County, Indiana|
|Last Modified||6 Jun 2010|
|Father||Johann David Ernst Purf, b. 27 Jul 1802, Neustadt an der Orla, Germany , d. 1 Jun 1866, Kleineutersdorf, Germany (Age 63 years)|
|Mother||Christliebe Wilhelmine Seltmann, b. 21 Jan 1799, Wildenthal, Germany , d. 2 Feb 1888, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey (Age 89 years)|
|Married||1 Oct 1827||Eibenstock, Germany |
|Family ID||F00636||Group Sheet|
|Family||Catherine Aubart, b. 18 Mar 1838, Prussia , d. 16 Sep 1911, Covington, Fountain County, Indiana (Age 73 years)|
|Married||1 Jan 1855||Covington, Fountain County, Indiana |
|Family ID||F00602||Group Sheet|
|Photos||A3. St. John the Baptist Evangelical Church,|
Neustadt an der Orla, Germany.
This picture of St. John the Baptist Evangelical church was taken by the Author during a year 2000 research trip to Neustadt, Germany. Many Purfürst family members who emigrated to America once lived in and around the village in which this church is located. The parish baptism, marriage and burial registers, dating back to 1600, revealed considerable information on our ancestors.
In 1294 the Landgraf Albrecht von Thuringer (The Count Albrecht Thuringa) and his wife Elisabeth, the widowed Countess of Arnshaugh, built a chapel in Neustadt and dedicated it to John The Baptist. Although having since undergone a number of alterations, the structure seen here was completed in 1534 and is said not to have changed since.
The Lutheran church of St. John the Baptist was the family parish for the Purfürst family groups listed below.
* ILLINOIS, Cook County - Arno Walter Purfürst and Wilhelmine Purfürst
* INDIANA, Fountain County - Carl Friedrich August Purfürst and Johann Friedrich Purfürst.
* MINNESOTA, Rice County - Karl Friedrich Ernst Purfürst.
* MINNESOTA, Steele County - Carl Friedrich Herman Purfürst.
* MISSOURI, St. Louis County - Johann Friedrich Jacob Purfürst.
* NEW JERSEY, Essex County - Johann David Ernst Purfürst, Christiana Paulina Purfürst, Robert Richard Purfürst and Ida Francisca Purfürst.
* TEXAS, Harris County - Ernst August Purfürst.
* FINLAND, Helsinki - Carl Wilhelm Alfred Purfürst
See the individual Histories for the geographical locations associated with the families for more information on the family groups.
See the History of St John's the Baptist church for more information on the parish.
See the History of Neustadt, Germany for more information on the village where the church was located.