Magdalena (unknown) CHRISTEN GUGGER


With Joseph R. CHRISTEN:

  1. John C. CHRISTEN (1856-1939)
  2. Elizabeth (CHRISTEN) GEIGER (1867-1923)
  3. Josephine (CHRISTEN) PURSEY (1869-1931)

With Jacob GUGGER:

  1. Joseph P. GUGGER (1873-1910)
  2. Jacob R. GUGGER (1879-1952)


1870 United States census, Macoupin co. Illinois (5 August 1870, page 10, town 9 range 8):

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900 (21 June 1872, volume 5 page 84, license 7515, Macoupin co.):

Jacob GUGGIN [sic] and Mrs. Magdalene CHRISTIAN [sic].

Declaration of Guardian of Minor Children for Pension (from NARA veterans records of Jacob Gugger):

[...] the parents [...] were married at "Carlinville" in the County of "Macoupin" and State of "Illinois" on the "21st" day of "June 1872" by "Henry Eggerstein Pastor St. Joseph's Catholic Church"

1880 United States census, Macoupin co. Illinois (page 273B, Polk township):


There is no Death what seems so is transition
This life of Mortal Breath
Is but a Suburb of the Life Elysian
Whose portal we call Death.

In Loving Remembrance
Mrs. Jacob Gugger
Died May 14, 1891.
Aged 50 Yrs., 3 Mos., 17 Ds.

A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled.

God in his wisdom has recalled,
The boon His love had given;
And though the body moulders here,
The soul is safe in Heaven.