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Driveway to Harpstrite Family Cemetery South of New Baden ILPhoto taken by Marilyn Luebbers Morrison
July 2011.
(I64 in the background)

Harpstrite Family CemeterySpelling variations of this family name in Clinton County are HERBSTREITH, HERBSTREIT, HERBSTREITE, HERBSTREITHE, HARPSTREIT, and HERPSTREITH.

Harpstrite Family CemeteryReading of the stones is at

Harpstrite grandchild 1864Possibly child of Anton or Adolph Harpstrite.

Harpstrite, Johann/JohnClose-up.
Original family surname spelling Herbstritt
Several variations throughout Clinton County cemeteries

Harpstrite, Johann/John BaptisteBaden- Ettenheim, Wuertenberg, Germany. Immigrated to America in 1833 to port in New Jersey. Johann Baptiste, his wife, Mary Sophia Ramer, and three sons, Anton, Edward, and Augustus. Moved westward, living in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana, where fourth son, Charles, was born 1840. Settled in Lookinglass township Clinton County IL in 1844, purchasing the parcel of land where this cemetery now sits. Anton stayed and raised his family in Clinton County IL. Augustus, Edward and Charles moved north by 1855, to settle and prosper as farmers and businessmen in Macon County IL - Decatur and near Sangamon.

Harpstrite, Johann/John BaptisteMid-distance.

Harpstrite, Johann/John Baptiste and Mary Sophia (nee Ramer)

Harpstrite, Mary Sophia nee Romer Close-up.
Died during cholera epidemic

Harpstrite, Mary Sophia nee RomerIrwin "Lou" Luebbers, next to the gravesite of his ancestor, summer 2011

Harpstrite, Mary Sophia nee Romer
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