Andrew Jacob Guckenberg was born on Spetember 16, 1853 in Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany. He was the son of Conrad Guckenberger and Katherine Helferich.
Pauline Marie Theby was born on September 22, 1862 in Stanley, WI. She was the seventh of eight children of Andreas Theby and Anna Marie Kern.
Andrew and Pauline were married January 24th, 1882 in Marshfield, WI. They lived in Marshfield until about 1887 when they moved to Colburn Township in Chippewa County.
Family photo taken about 1920.
Back Row: Ed, John, Bill, Minnie, Frank, Rose, Louis, Fred
Front Row: Jake, Andrew, Pauline, Lena
|Pauline Marie(Lena)||January 6, 1883|
|Jacob John (Jake)||June 10, 1885|
|John Peter||September 16, 1887|
|William||April 16, 1890|
|Edward Nicholas||February 24, 1893|
|Rose Mary||March 20, 1895|
|Louis||June 29, 1897|
|Minnie Catherine||April 17, 1900||Louis Letourneau|
|Frank Joseph||April 19, 1902|
|Frederick Eugene||May 30, 1905|
|Pauline at the family farm late in life.|
Andrew was dying of cancer and on March 19, 1936, at the family farm in Huron, he shot himself while sliding down a hill on a sled. After Andrew's death, Pauline moved into the village of Huron and died May 14, 1948.
|Land office records show that Andrew homesteaded 120 acres in section 17 in 1892 and another 40 acres in section 3 just east of the small town of Huron in 1901. It was on this 40 acres that the family farm was located sometime after the turn of the century. The dead-end road today is known as Guckenberg Road. The orange square is where the 40 acre farm was located.|
|The remains of the farm house in 1998.|
This page last modified on November 13, 1999.