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The Weiler/Wagner ancestors came to America from Germany and Switzerland between 1834 and 1891 during the mass immigration of Europeans. Some came as eager young teenagers leaving their parents and homeland behind, others were older with spouses and children seeking a better life for their family. They came without knowing the language or what they could expect. They settled the new land and farmed, smithed and used their talents to make a good life in the new world. The confluence of lives and dreams and courage of these men and women has brought us to where we are now and made us who we are.

This chapter recounts the immigration journeys of the John Wagner, Frederick Vesper, Nicholas Giegerich, William Weiler, John Diedrich Hanning, and John Jacob Freyhofer.

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