This is an update on Monika Bredl (1855-1929) who emigrated with her husband Georg Aschenbrenner from Markt Eisenstein, Bohemia in 1877 and settled in Stetsonville, Taylor Co, WI. She later moved to Park Falls, Price Co, WI to be nearer to her sons Edward and Lawrence Aschenbrenner of Park Falls.
I have learned that two of Monika's siblings also immigrated to America: Franziska and Anton. In February of 2007, I obtained information on the children of Michael Bredl and Franziska Rohrbacher (Monika's parents) from the archives in Pilzen, Czech Republic. According to these records, Franziska, Monika's sister, married a man by the name of Wallner; it was also recorded that Franziska died in America in 1936.
I recently obtained additional information from the Wisconsin marriage records that are available through the Wisconsin Historical Society. On January 13, 1890, in Fifield, Price County, WI, Anna Walner, daughter of Jacob Walner and Franciska Brodl (Bredl), married Michael Hilgart, listed as a farmer near Fifield. On that same day and place, Anton Bredl, son of Michael Bredl and Franciska Rohrbacher, married Matilda Rollhagen Anton's occupation is listed as a farmer near Fifield. Apparently, Franziska Wallner's husband Jacob had died by 1891; it is not known whether Jacob died in Bohemia or in America. On November 23, 1891, Franziska Bredl Wallner, daughter of Michael Bredl and Franziska Rohrbacker, married Anthony Aschbeck in Auburndale, Wood Co, Wisconsin. As stated in a previous posting, Franziska and Jacob Wallner also had a son George (Wallner) who immigrated to Sherry, Wood Co, WI. He is listed in the 1905 Wisconsin Census for that town. Also in a previous posting, a descendant of George Wallner, states that George was the son of Jacob and Franciska Wallner and grandson of Michael Bredl and Franziska Rohrbacher.
Other questions remain about the family of Monika Bredl. Was Monika related to August (age 76) and Franciska Bredl (age 70), who are listed as next-door neighbors in the small town of Hamburg, Marathon County, WI in the 1880 US census? Living with August and Franciska were their son, William Bredl (age 30) and daughter-in-law, Auguste (age 21). The birthplace for the Bredl family is given as Baden. However, this may well have been a mistake on the part of the census taker, as George and Monika Aschenbrener are listed as born in Baden in that census as well. Could August have been an uncle and William a cousin of Monika? Could the Wilhelm who died and was buried in the Forest Home Cemetery in Fifield, WI in 1904 be this William?
An Anton Bredl died and was buried in 1895, in the Forest Home Cemetery of Fifield, WI. As noted above, Monika's brother Anton was married in Fifield in 1890. Could this be the same man?
Was Monika Bredl (Bradle) related to Joseph and Frank Bredl, brothers who settled in Eisenstein, WI (just down the road from Fifield, WI) and Laona, WI, respectively. Their father was Johann Bredl, who was born in Markt Eisenstein and died at Frank's home in Marshfield in 1901. Although no link has been found, it is probable that they were at least distant cousins.
Maybe this additional information will prove useful to other Bredl family researchers.