Mary Lou Bonnifield
Date 14 February 2010
I am a descendant of Matthaus Kolba who arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1854. His son Christian was also on that ship with his wife, Maria Kaperick (Casperik) and two children. Matthaus died in New Ulm, Texas 14 Oct 1855. Christian, Maria and their family moved to Wisconsin. Maria passed away in Reedsburg, Sauk County, Wisconsin 14 Feb 1904. Christian moved to New Brighton, Nicollet County, Minnesota to live out his life with his daughter Ernestine Kolba Fluegge (Mrs Ludwig (Louis) Fluegge and her family. Christian passed away in Brighton Township, Nicollet County, Minnesota on 15 Oct 1906 and is buried in the Brighton Lutheran Cemetery which stands on land his son-in-law donated to the Brighton Lutheran Church. I enjoy this site and hope to meet other descendants. Thank you for all your work.