Immigration to the United States

Ellis & Rush County Kansas, USA 1875-1878

    Johann Heinrich3 was the son of Johannes Basgall2, the oldest grandson of Jann Baptist Pasqual1 and Stephanida Ivanova. He was the oldest grandchild carrying the Basgall Surname. Johann Heinrich was born in Rothammel, Russia in 1795 to Johannes Basgall and Christina Stork along with 3 younger brothers and 4 younger sisters. According to the 1798 census he would have sat on Jann Baptist Pasqual’s1 knee on at least an occasion or two and maybe much more. He would have made the trip to Papas in Franzosen Russia and played in Rossoshi Brook just as his father and uncles had played. The favorite game would have been reliving the adventures of his grandfather’s travels going from Europe to Russia and meeting the young maiden Stephanida his grandmother.
    When Papa Jann1 came to Russia there was a 100 year decree that provided the immigrants several special rights but none as important as the exclusion to service in the Russian Military. The old bearded story teller Jann1 would have repeated the horrors he had seen during the Seven Years War in Europe and his Journey to the Volga River in Russia many times around the evening fire side. Johann Heinrich3 would have listened intently to these stories from his grandfather and father. He would have been spared the conflicts of war that Jann1 had lived because of the manifesto issued by Catherine the Great and his grand father’s courageous journey to Russia. In 1873 the 100 Year Manifesto was coming to an end and at that time Johann Heinrich3 would know better than any living Basgall what was to come. He was 80 years old, a dominate figure in the family’s decisions to come and the guardian of several of his grandsons.
    Johann Heinrich Basgall3 (b 1795) married Barbara Ditzel (b 1793) in 1815. Barbara was from neighboring Volmer Colony. The family was blessed with 9 children while living in Rothammel, Russia, five boys and four girls. Konrad4 was born 1817, Katharina 1819, Margareta 1822, Elizabeth 1824, Friedrich 1825, Apollonia 1827, Johannes4 1828, Jacob 1832 and last Joseph4 was born in 1833. Barbara, spouse to Johann Heinrich and mother or grandmother to those that were destined to immigrate to Pfeifer, Kansas, Ellis County, USA passed away in 1864. Her loss at a rather young age may have actually made it a little easier for the families that were facing the long journey. Johann Heinrich3 lived to be 85 when he passed away in 1880 only a couple of years after the great immigration to the America’s. No small task for the time he lived in. The oldest son Konrad4 died young at the age of 29 in 1846. He had two boys Johannes E5 age (b 1839) and Joseph W5 (b 1842) that would later rely on guidance from their Great Grandfather Johann Heinrich3 and Uncles Freidrich, Johannes4 and Joseph4. Jacob the youngest son of Johann Heinrich also died young at age 14 in 1846.
    The 1857 census of Rothammel Russia tells part of the story. Johann Heinrich3 (b 1795) was 61 years old, is listed as head of household with Barbara Ditzel (b 1793) still at his side. At this point in time all the daughters have married and moved on to live with in-laws but their sons and their families are still with the household. Konrad4 the oldest has passed away but the 2 grandsons Johannes E5 (b 1839) and Joseph5 (b b1842) are living with grandpa and grandma along with several uncles and other grandkids. Granddaughter from Konrad 4Margaretha (b 1845) is living with the in laws, her grandfather on her mothers side Andreas Kress as both Konrad4 and Mother Christina Kress have passed away. Son Freidrich (b 1825), wife Anna Elisabeth Fisher (b 1831) along with 4 grandchildren are in the household. Son Johannes4 (b 1828), wife Elizabeth Sommer (b 1830) with 3 grandsons are also part of the household. Finally, Joseph4 (b 1833) and wife Elizabeth Lizzie Fisher4 (b 1835) along with 2 children are part of the household. All told it was one large family of 19 or more. Can you imagine dinner time?
    A very important observation is found in Johann Heinrich 3Basgall’s household from the 1857 census. All of the adult Basgall’s that were part of the 1875-1877 immigration to Ellis & Rush County Kansas, USA are living together as one family. Many of the grand daughters not in the household will also immigrated with their spouses taking the same journey with the family to America. The only people that did not immigrate from the household were Johann Heinrich3 and wife Barbara along with oldest living son Freidrich and family. Most likely the oldest son stayed behind to take care of 80 year old Johann Heinrich3. Later Freidrich would have made the trip but political changes made it very dangerous to try to leave Russia after the early immigrants left. It was this period of time, with these families together under one roof that ultimately determined the fate of all the future generations of Basgall’s that originated from the great immigration to Rush and Ellis County, Kansas, USA. If you are part of this family line you owe a lot to the wisdom and love of this 80 year old man that encouraged and guided his family through the Immigration Years even though he was too old to follow? He passed on the lessons he learned from the master storyteller Jann Baptist Pasqual1 that ultimately saved the Basgall Family Name.
    After many years of struggling to survive with poor health conditions, hunger, constant broken promises from the Russian Government and talk of losing the exemption from military service the immigrants were becoming very uneasy. In 1871 Russian Czar Alexander II did in fact revoke the exemption from military service. The Mennonites acted first by researching alternatives and electing to start immigration to Newton, Marion County, Kansas, USA in 1873 - 1874. For them losing the exemption form military service was a deep religious issue. At the same time American Railroad companies were fast spreading across the Midwest and acquiring large amounts of land in Kansas to develop. The Old Wild West days in Kansas were coming to an end as cattle drives we limited to starting in Dodge City, Kansas and new homesteading laws were enacted. Most importantly the Kansas Legislature passed and act in 1874 allowing a militia law exemption for those that objected for religious reasons. The Mennonite move was the trigger that opened the passage for many to the USA from Russia.
    With Alexander II revoking the military exemption and information of the Mennonites progress leaving parts of South Russia and was getting back to the Volga River Region it was time for the Midwestern USA Immigrants to start planning their journey. In 1874 the German Colonies called there leaders together in Herzog, Russia sister colony to Victoria, KS just east of Hays, to look at the alternatives. After deliberating the delegates chose to send representatives to the Midwestern USA and in particular areas advertised by the Kansas Pacific and Atchison Railroad and Topeka & Santa Fe Railroads. According to the Kansas Historical Society the following group was sent to investigate the lands noted; Peter Stoechlien, Jacob Ritter, Nicholas Schamme, Peter Leiker and Anton Wasinger. In 1874 this first group was sent to look at Kansas and other areas for settlement.
    From the Rothammel Colony the representative going to Herzog Russia for planning may have been Nikolaus Rothammel. What would make this significant is that Nikolaus Rothammel is married to Johann Heinrich Basgall’s 3daughter Apollonia Basgall. She is the sister to Johannes4 that would turn out to be the leader of the Basgall group leaving Russia. This or some other link to the Council Meetings in Herzog, Russia would bring the needed information to the home of Johann Heinrich Basgall3 Family. The Basgall family would soon have their family meeting and plan their immigration strategy.
    As a family Martin Basgall4 (b 1854) and his wife Anna Elizabeth Appelhanz either drew the short straw or volunteered to be the first Basgall’s to immigrate to America.
    Martin4 was the third son to Johannes J (b 1828) and grandson of Johann Heinrich Basgall3. At the time Martin4 and Anna Elizabeth (Appelhanz) were planning their immigration they had one child Joseph5 (b 1874). Once harvest was over the family would have the funds to begin their travels to America. The trip would require a train ride to Germany and a steam ship (SS Frisia) ride to the America’s. All told it was about 3 or 4 weeks travel time. However, during the trip across the Atlantic tragedy would strike this young family. Son Joseph 5dies and is documented as died in route. Unfortunately, this was just the start of many tragedies that lead to the deaths of over 15 Basgall’s during the immigration period from late 1875 to early 1877, all died in their childhood or as young adults. It appears that some kind of influenza hit the Rothammel Colony taking a very high toll on the family. Once in the states Martin4 and Anna Elizabeth settled in Ohio for a short period until the remainder of the family arrived the next year.
    All told Johann Heinrich3 and families would loose 10 grandkids during the period from when Martin4 would leave Russia and the family would unite in Rush and Ellis County Kansas. First was Martin’s4 son Joseph5 noted above. Then Johannes Joseph5 son of Johannes4 and grandson of Johann Heinrich3 lost his daughter Margaretha6. The worst single family loss was Johannes E5 son of Konrad4 and grandson of Johann Heinrich3 lost 5 children in about 6 months. Maria6 age 9, Johannes6 age 8, Elisabeth6 age 5, Joseph6 age 3 and Anna Elisabeth6 age 1. The trip to America would take it toll on the large group just as it did on Martin’s5 family. Joseph W 5son of Konrad4 and grandson of Johann Heinrich3 would lose and infant just before setting underway and his 3 year old daughter Elisabeth6 in route and Joseph K5 son of Joseph4 and grandson of Johann Heinrich3 would lose his infant daughter Christina6 as buried at sea. The great grandchildren of Johann Heinrich6 paid a high price for the freedom of the Basgall family in 1876.
    Loss of family was not only afflicted upon the great grandchildren. In March of 1876 only 3 months before the large group was to leave Rothammel someone who would have been very instrumental in the planning, Joseph Basgall4 (b 1833) age 43 passed away. Folklore passed down from John K Basgall5 (b 1862), his son who was a young man at time of immigration says he was killed defending their home from Cossack Raiders in the little village of Rothammel. It is impossible to confirm how he passed but I believe he fought for his beliefs and family. Joseph4 was the son of Johann Heinrich3 and the brother to Johannes4. As a result, Johannes4 was the only fourth generation Basgall born in Russia that immigrated to America. The burden of over 30 Basgall family members traveling to the Americas now fell on his shoulders as the eldest to lead the group.
    Elisabeth Basgall (Fischer) 4 spouse of Joseph4 would make the trip as a widow after the loss of Joseph4 and continue the family dream of finding a better life for the Basgall family and protecting her 3 sons; Joseph K4, John K4, and Jacob4 from the Russian military. Her beautiful little tombstone can be found in the Pfeifer Ellis County, Kansas, grave yard as “Lizzie Urban Daughter of Fisher”. All told 8 young men were making the trip that would have ended up in the Russian military.
    Once harvest was over and funds collected the time was at hand for the large group of Basgall’s to begin their immigration journey. In many ways they followed the same plan as Johannes’s son Martin only a year earlier. Basgall families that made the journey were all direct descendants of Johann Heinrich and consisted of 3 basic family groups. They to would start with a various train rides to Germany and board the SS Frisia in Hamburg for the trip to New York. On the records of the SS Frisia in 1876 which documents Elizabeth Basgall (Fischer 1835-1891) (Wife of Joseph Basgall 1833-1876) and other Basgall’s traveling at the time as Baskel.
    Johann Heinrich’s middle son Johannes J Basgall (b 1828) would have been the group leader with his wife Elisabeth Sommer. They have four unmarried children with them; Joseph E. Clemens (b 1856), Apollonia (b 1860), Christina (b 1862) and Elisabeth (b 1864). Their oldest son Johannes Joseph (b 1851), his wife Catharina Hartmann and daughter Catharina (b 1876) also traveled with the group. Younger brother Martin and wife went the year before.
    Johann Heinrich’s older son Konrad passed away young and the grandparents raised the 2 grandsons. The grandsons traveled with their extended families as part of the large Basgall group led by Uncle Johannes. They would be Johannes E (b 1839), with wife Elisabeth Appelhanz and their 2 daughters Christina Elisabeth (b 1863) and Apollonia (b 1865). They had the misfortune of loosing 6 children before leaving Russia. The other grandson was Joseph W (b 1842) and his wife Elisabeth Weingardt with 3 children; Jacob A (b 1869), Joseph B (b 1870) and Elisabeth (b 1873). However, Elisabeth was buried at sea and did not survive the trip.
    The final family group was the family of Johann Heinrich’s youngest son Joseph (b 1833). With Joseph passing away only months before the journey wife Elisabeth (Lissie) (b1835) and oldest son Joseph K (b 1855) would share the burden with the help of Brother In-Law Johannes. This group would include Joseph’s wife Catherina Falkenstein (b 1854) and infant child Christina (b 1865). Elisabeth’s children would complete the group with Christina (b 1859), John K (b 1862), Jacob (b 1865) and Barbara (b 1872). This Basgall group would also suffer the lost of their youngest with infant Christina being buried at sea.
    With all the tragedy they endured the truly amazing characteristic of this group was how they pulled together. In fact the first order of business after arriving in the states was to meet up with Martin Basgall and wife Anna Elizabeth Appelhanz for a truly wonderful family reunion. What made this reunion wonderful and turned the tide of tragedy was the birth of baby girl Anna Maria to Martin and Anna Elizabeth. Most of the large group of Basgall’s would be there for the birth. Anna Maria Basgall was born on 12 October 1876 in Canal Fulton, Ohio USA and would be the first American born United States Citizen for the Basgall’s. The Basgall’s would soon after travel to Topeka, Kansas for a short stay. While in Topeka Joseph K and Catherina (Falkenstein) would have their first American born child with Catharina (b 1877). During this period Joseph worked for the Railroad and lived in Topeka. Later the group would all meet in Holy Cross, Kansas, later to be called Pfeifer, Kansas where they would homestead. That same year Johannes E and Elisabeth (Appelhanz) had twin boys Johann and Joseph (b 1877). The Basgall Family Tree was taking off.
    To get closure on this chapter of the Basgall Heritage you need to take a look at the 1880 census taken in Rush and Ellis County Kansas. From this you can see the occupations and locations of the different family members.
    Johannes (b 1828) now documented as John Basgall at age 51 is listed as a farmer with his wife Elizabeth (Sommer) keeping house. Younger daughter Elizabeth is also listed in the household and no marriage record has been found for Elizabeth. Their middle daughter Christina is listed as Pauline and as a servant for the N. B. Hedden family in the Hays area. The following year she will marry Johannes Dome in Victoria. The family is living in Illinois Town Ship of Rush County, Kansas. Later to be called Loretto. Daughter Apollonia is listed as a servant working for A. S. Hall family and will marry Christian Stegman the next year and is not listed in the household.
    The older boys of Johannes now have their own households. At the time of the 1880 census Johannes J (b 18510) is not present in the household. It is hard to determine if he is simply in the fields, a laborer for the Railroad or possible handling cattle. However, his family is documented as Catharina Basgall (Hartmann) as keeping house with children Catharina 4 and Apollonia 1. Catharina would go on to marry George Urban and have a strong presence in Pfeifer, Kansas and Apollonia would marry Adam Urban and they would make Loretto, Kansas home. Martin (b 1854) must be with his brother Johannes and is not accounted for in the 1880 census either. However, wife Anna Elizabeth (Appelhanz) and children Anna Maria 4 and Johann 1 are in the household. Remember Anna Maria is the first born natural USA citizen. She marries Michael Stegman. Johann would die within a couple of months of the census. These households are in Pfeiferstown, Ellis County Kansas more commonly referred to as Pfeifer. The youngest son Joseph E. Clemens (b 1856) is now married to Elisabeth (Schaefer) with a daughter Elisabeth age 1. They also have a Sister In-Law Barbara Schaefer living with the family and are in Hays City. Joseph’s occupation is clerk and would later lead him and his family to owning their own grocery store and having a building in the historic district of Hays City noted as the Basgall Grocery Store built in 1917 at 1100 Main Street.
    The youngest son of Konrad is Joseph W with wife Elisabeth (Weinhardt). From the census data they have opened their house in a big way. They have 3 sons at home; Jacob age 11 who later will marry Pauline Schmidt, Joseph age 8 who will later marry Anna Helen Voltz and John referred to in the census as Hans age 2 who will later marry Anna Maria Bahl. Johannes is documented as a laborer. The household is in Freedom and Wheatland Township, Ellis County Kansas. However, the household also has a John Basgall listed as brother age 18. This can only be Cousin John K. Basgall (b 1862), son of Widow Elizabeth (Fisher) born in 1862. He also is listed as laborer and leads us to think the two young men have jobs someplace close to or in Hays City, Kansas. Lastly, and most difficult to interpret is a Catharine age 22 with daughter Anna age 5 and son Jacob age 2. Since Catharine is listed as sister in-law and the family does not fit into the Basgall Family Tree it appears she is married to a Weinhardt or has a maiden name of Weinhardt. More research is needed to tell the story.
    Just a little to the east in Pfeiferstown we find Konrad’s oldest son Johannes E. documented as John Basgall with wife Elisabeth Appelhanz documented as Lisbeth. Johannes states he is a farmer with a full household of kids. Christina age 16 who later will marry John Schlitter. Apollonia age 15 who later will marry George Jacobs. The twin boys age 3 and Johannes will marry Catherine Schoenfeld and Joseph who will marry Katherine Burghardt. The youngest at age 1 is Adam which we have no future information on at this time.
    Widow Elizabeth Lissie (Fisher) age 46 spouse of Joseph Basgall appears to be holding things together the best she can. She is listed as head of household but only daughter Barbara age 8 and a second daughter referred to as Catharina age 3 are documented on the census. Catharina must actually be granddaughter from son Joseph K and Catharine (Falkenstein). Joseph K and Catharina do not show up in the census. It is assumed Joseph is a laborer with the Railroad or handling cattle. Most likely in or near Topeka, Kansas as Catharina was born in Topeka and their second daughter Elizabeth Catherine was born in 1879 also born in Topeka. Lissie’s oldest daughter Christina has married Alois Hartman and is also in or near Topeka as the birth of her first 2 children Alois (b 1879) and Johannes (b 1881) are documented in Topeka. Son Johannes is living with Cousin Joseph documented as a laborer. In 1882 he marries Anna Katharina Dreher and is a leading elder in establishing St. Mary’s Church and Parish in Loretto, Kansas. Youngest son Jacob age 15 is nowhere to be found in the 1880 Census, he is either working as a laborer possibly with oldest brother Joseph K or just hiding down by the Smokey Hill River playing as the sons of Jann Baptist Pasqual did in the Rossoshi Brook outside Franzonsen, Russia a century ago. Jacob will marry Anna Margaretha Urban in 1884 and will have the largest family line of the group. Included in the family line are several Catholic Nuns and World War II veterans.
    Widow Lissie remarries to John George Urban in 1882. Her daughter Barbara marries her husband’s son George John Urban in 1891. Making for very interesting conversation of what was going on in the hay loft. The oldest son Joseph K spends a lot of time in Topeka and ends up outside of Spearville, Kansas which is just east of Dodge City. In the 1891 photo he has taken on the look of a true cowboy and most likely was handling cattle but could have be working for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad. His daughter, the first born in the USA, Catharina marries Johannes Peter Schmidt and stays in Pfeiffer, Kansas home until about 1906 at which time they move west to Offerle, Kansas which is just a little east of Spearville.
    There seemed to be a strong draw back to Topeka, Kansas. It’s documented that the son of Konrad, Joseph B Basgall (b 1843) had a farm outside of Topeka from arriving in 1876 to 1881 when he move the family to Hays. Joseph K and Sister Catharina children of Lissie both had several children in Topeka and at least 2 married partners born in Topeka.
    All good things seem to close with a celebration and in those days the big celebrations were around a Hochzeit. The Hochzeit is a German Traditional Wedding Celebration that would last 3 days. There was not a Hochzeit for anyone in Johann Heinrich’s family in 1875, 1876 and 1877. These years were occupied with planning saving and the journey to the United States. However, in the fall of 1878 all that was behind them. After harvest was in and the now that the immigration years were behind them the Basgall’s would have had their first Hochzeit in America. It would have included the “Freiesmaenner” or matchmaker accompanying Joseph E Clemens Basgall, son of Johannes, to the house of Elizabeth Schaefer to request her father’s permission to discuss marriage planning. Once the discussion was over and the courting was complete the celebration would begin. All the emotions of the last four years associated with fear of the unknown, homesickness and the tragedy from so many lost. They finally would have the overwhelming joy of seeing their fruits of the journey. This would be a time for celebration. It would have been a time for crying and a time for laughter. Food, drink and folk music would be enjoyed in abundance as part of the Hochzeit. The brides show would be sold off to help the couple begin anew and the wedding march would have been a grand event as the couples would line up to follow the leading couple in dance.
    It would be amazing to go back now and see the journey of the immigration years coming to an end first hand with all the passion and emotion of those that lived it. Just to be part of the celebration. We would see the concern and homesickness of elders like Johannes for family like their brother Fredrick and father Johann Heinrich that they had left behind and would never see again. The tragedy and joy of the young couples that lost loved ones on the trip while at the same time starting again. Seeing the joy of the first infants born in the new land with Martin, Joseph K, and Joseph W. Finally, we would share the adventure and excitement of the children like Jacob, Hans, and Barbara. As children they fled a country, went overland to a European seaport, boarded the SS Frisia, traveled by sea to an exciting new land and finally boarded a train to take them to a new place they would call home.
    Let us never forget the journey this group of 31 undertook in their lifetime. Their courage and bravery gave many the opportunities to live in freedom and pursue dreams cherished so dearly. Maybe you are one of those.

3 Johann Heinrich 4 Johannes J Basgall b 1828/1829 Rothammel, Russia m 1850 d 1913 Pfeifer, KS USA i 1876 SS Frisia USA
+ Elizabeth Sommer b 1830 Pfeifer, Russia d 1888 Pfeifer, KS USA i 1876 SS Frisia USA

3 Johann Heinrich 4 Johannes J 5 Johannes Josef Basgall Jr b 1851 Rothammel, Russia m 1870 Rothammel, Russia d 1944 Pfeifer, KS USA i SS Frisia USA 1876
+ Catharina Hartmann b 1853 Rothammel, Russia d 1922 Pfeifer, KS USA i SS Frisia USA 1876

3 Johann Heinrich 4 Johannes J 5 Johannes 6 Catharina Basgall b 1876 Rothammel, Russia m 1893 Pfeifer, KS USA d 1913 i SS Frisia 1876 USA
+ George A Urban b 1873 d 1940

3 Johann Heinrich 4 Johannes J 5 Martin Basgall b 1854 / 1855 Rothammel, Russia m 1873 Rothammel, Russia d 1924 Pfeifer, KS USA i one year earlier in 1875 SS Frisia USA
+ Anna Elizabeth Appelhanz b 1855 Russia d 1892 Pfeifer, KS USA i SS Frisia USA 1875

3 Johann Heinrich 4 Johannes J 5 Martin 6 Joseph Basgall b 1874 d 1875 Died at Sea SS Frisia 1875

3 Johann Heinrich 4 Johannes J 5 Josef Joseph E Clemens Basgall b 1856 Rothammel, Russia m 1878 Kansas, USA d 1935 Hays, KS USA i SS Frisia USA 1876
+ Elisabeth Schaefer b 1856 Kamenka, Russia d 1910 Hays, KS USA i SS Donau USA 1878

3 Johann Heinrich 4 Johannes J 5 Appolonia Basgall b 1860 Rothammel, Russia m 1881 Kansas, USA d 1917 Ellis, KS USA i SS Frisia USA 1876
+ Christian Stegman b 1854 Pfeifer, Russia d 1914 Excelsior Springs, MO USA i SS Frisia USA 1876

3 Johann Heinrich 4 Johannes 5 Christina Elisabeth Basgall b 1862 / 1863 Rothammel, Russia m 1881 Victoria, KS USA d 1946 Pfeifer, KS USA i SS Frisia USA 1876
+ Johannes Dome b 1860 / 1863 Pfeifer, Russia d 1949 Pfeifer, KS USA i SS Frisia USA 1876

3 Johann Heinrich 4 Johannes 5 Elisabeth “Liese” Basgall b 1864 Rothammel, Russia d 1946 Pfeifer, KS USA i SS Frisia USA 1876

3 Johann Heinrich 4 Joseph Basgall b 1833 Rothammel, Russia m 1854 Rothammel, Russia d 1876 Rothammel, Russia
+ Elizabeth “Lissie” Fischer b 1835 Rothammel, Russia i 1876 USA i SS Frisia d 1891 Pfeifer, KS, USA Remarried 1882 + John George Urban m Pfeifer, KS - No Additional Children - Daughter Barbara Married Son of John George Urban

3 Johann Heinrich 4 Joseph 5 Joseph K Basgall b 1855 Rothammel, Russia m 1873/ 1874 Schuck, Russia d 1916 Spearville, KS, USA i SS Frisia USA 1876
+ Catharina Katherine Falkenstein b 1854 / 1855 Schuck Colony, Russia d 1945 Offerle, KS, USA i SS Frisia USA 1876

3 Johann Heinrich 4 Joseph 5 Joseph K 6 Christina Basgall b 1875 Rothammel, Russia d 1876 Buried at Sea SS Frisia

3 Johann Heinrich 4 Joseph 5 Christina Kristina Basgall b 1859 Rothammel, Russia m 1878 Victoria, KS USA d 1923 Loretto, KS, USA i SS Frisia USA 1876
+ Alois (Peter Aloysis) Hartmann b 1856 Rothammel, Russia d 1940 Loretto, KS, USA

3 Johann Heinrich 4 Joseph 5 Johann or John K Basgall b 1862 Rothammel, Russia m 1882 Pfeifer, KS USA d 1927 Loretto, KS USA i SS Frisia USA
+ Anna Katharina Dreher b 1864 Neu-Obermunjou, Russia d 1948 Loretto, KS USA i SS Gellert USA 1876

3 Johann Heinrich 4 Joseph 5 Jacob Jakob Basgall b 1865 Rothammel, Russia m 1884 Pfeifer, KS, USA d 1927 Loretto, KS USA i SS Frisia USA 1876
+ Anna Margaretha Urban b 1865 Kamenka, Russia d 1942 Loretto, KS, USA i SS Herder 1877

3 Johann Heinrich 4 Joseph 5 Barbara Basgall b 1872 Rothammel, Russia m 1891 Pfeiffer, KS USA d 1929 Loretto, KS USA i SS Frisia USA 1876
+ George John or Jerome Urban b 1867 Kamenka, Russia d 1963 Loretto, KS, USA – Son of John George Urban i SS Herder 1877

3 Johann Heinrich 4 Konrad 5 Johannes (Hens) E Basgall b 1839 Rothammel, Russia m 1861 / 1862 Rothammel, Russia d 1924 Pfeifer, KS USA i SS Frisia USA 1876
+ Elisabeth Appelhanz b 1844 Rothammel, Russia d 1937 Pfeifer, KS US i SS Frisia USA 1876

3 Johann Heinrich 4 Konrad 5 Johannes (Hens) 6 Christina Elisabeth Basgall b 1863 Rothammel, Russia m 1881 Victoria, KS USA d 1933 Pfeifer, KS USA i SS Frisia USA 1876
+ John Schlitter b 1856 Kamenka, Russia d 1900 Pfeifer, KS USA

3 Johann Heinrich 4 Konrad 5 Johannes (Hens) 6 Apollonia Basgall b 1865 Rothammel, Russia m 1885 Pfeifer, KS USA d 1933 Pfeifer, KS USA I SS Frisia USA 1876
+ George Jakobs (Jacobs) b 1866 Russia d 1936 Pfeifer, KS USA

3 Johann Heinrich 4 Konrad 5 Joseph W Basgall b 1842 Rothammel, Russia m 1864 Rothammel, Russia d 1922 Hays, KS USA i SS Frisia USA 1876
+ Elizabeth Weinhardt b 1846 Rothammel, Russia d 1901 Hays, KS USA i SS Frisia USA 1876

3 Johann Heinrich 4 Konrad 5 Joseph W 6 Jacob A Basgall b 1868 / 1869 Rothammel, Russia m 1890 Hays, KS USA d 1898 Hays, KS USA
+ Paulina Schmidt b 1872 Russia i SS Frisia USA 1876

3 Johann Heinrich 4 Konrad 5 Joseph W 6 Joseph B Basgall b 1870 Rothammel, Russia m 1895 Hays, KS USA d 1959 Hays, KS USA i SS Frisia USA 1876
+ Anna Helen Voltz b 1872 IN d 1956

3 Johann Heinrich 4 Konrad 5 Joseph W 6 Elizabeth Basgall b 1873 Rothammel, Russia d 1876 on trip to USA SS Frisia

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