I was in Rock Springs, WY yesterday for a few hours. I knew I had a relative on my fathers side buried there, but didn't know who. I was able to find Anna Margareta Gertrud Bluhm's grave, she was born in 1884, in Konigsberg, East Prussia. She immigrated with her parents. Her mother is Auguste Anna Buettner 1861-1944 My grandfathers mother is Maria Teresa Buettner 1872-1967, the sister of Auguste, they came to America with a third sister, Bertha Marie Buettner 1869-1949. The three sisters were very close, in fact we still have an annual family reunion celebrating them. My grandfather would have known Anna very well, he had the heavy responsibility to be present at her death and was the physician who signed her death certificate. She died of hemiplegia and her husband Carl Edom 1880-1927 died of typhoid fever. Carl also immigrated from East Prussia with his family.
East Prussia was a province of the Kingdom of Prussia from 1773 to 1829 and again from 1878 (with the Kingdom itself being part of the German Empire from 1871); following World War I it formed part of the Weimar Republic's Free State of Prussia, until 1945. Its capital city was Königsberg (present-day Kaliningrad). East Prussia was the main part of the region of Prussia along the southeastern Baltic Coast.
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