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|Name||Carl Friedrich Hermann Purf [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8]|
|Born||18 Jul 1830||Neustadt an der Orla, Germany |
|Military service-1||Between 27 Feb and 17||(Civil War) Company C, Second Regiment of Minnesota Cavalry Volunteers, Fort Snelling, Minnesota|
|Immigration||Abt 1850||Arrived at yet unidentifed American port from, Germany|
|Naturalization||25 Feb 1856||Naturalization Petition, Court of Common Pleas, Circleville, Pickaway County, Ohio|
|Property-1||10 Oct 1857||NE 1/4 of Section 15, Township 108N, Range 19W, Merton Township, Steele County, Minnesota, 160 acres, transfer from United States to Herman Purfeerst, Steele County, Minnesota|
|Property-2||25 Oct 1860||NE 1/4 of Section 15, Township 108N, Range 19W, Merton Township, Steele County, Minnesota, 160 acres, transfer from Herman Purfeerst to Fred A. Schattlan, Steele County, Minnesota|
|Property-3||25 Oct 1860||S 1/2 of NW 1/4 and N1/4 of NW 1/4 of Section 15, Township 108N, Range 19W, Merton Township, 120 acres, transfer from Frederick Schettlan to Herman Purfeerst, Steele County, Minnesota|
|Property-4||8 Jul 1862||SE 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Section 15, Township 108N, Range 19W, 40 acres, Merton Township, Steele County, Minnesota, 40 acres, transfer from Herman & Catherine Purfeerst to Charles Purfeerst, Steele County|
|Military service-2||27 Feb 1865||(Civil War) Voluntary enlistment certificate, Rochester, Minnesota|
|Property-5||8 Mar 1867||NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Section 2, Township 108N, Range 20W, Merton Township, Steele County, Minnesota, 10 acres transfer from Charles Purfeerst to Herman Purfeerst, Steele County, Minnesota|
|Military service-3||Jun 1890||US Federal Census, Surviving Soldiers, Sailers and Marines and Widows, Steele County, Minnesota|
|Died||19 May 1906||Owatonna, Steele County, Minnesota |
|Buried||21 May 1906||Merton Township Cemetery, Steele County, Minnesota |
|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 1||Katherine Kiser, b. 7 Jun 1828, Bavaria, Germany , d. 17 Jun 1871, Merton Township, Steel County, Minnesota (Age 43 years)|
|Married||6 Mar 1857||Covington, Fountain County, Indiana |
|Family ID||F00803||Group Sheet|
|Family 2||Elizabeth Schmidt, b. 24 Jan 1835, Mecklenburg, Germany , d. 6 May 1922, Owatonna, Steele County, Minnesota (Age 87 years)|
|Married||2 Jan 1872||Deerfield Township, Steele County, Minnesota |
|Family ID||F00804||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.