Andreas Hartfiel and Anna Dorothea Jeske gave birth to their youngest daughter on Dec. 2, 1825. They named her Caroline Charlotte Hartfiel. She was christened in the Lutheran Church in Nakel Posen, Prussia on Dec. 11, 1825. She married Michael Golnick on Oct. 6, 1845. Michael and Caroline’s story is told under Michael Golnik’s link on this website.


Andreas Hartfiel and his wife, Anna Dorothea Jeske, were from Nakel, Germany. Anna Dorothea died young at about age 35 on July 2, 1834, in Nakel. Andreas died in Lodzia, near Nakel, Posen, Prussia, on December 7, 1861, at age 69.

Andreas and Anna had at least three children we found:

1. Eva Rosina Hartfiel – b. 1819. Eva Rosina married Ludwig Krueger on April 21, 1835 in Nakel. They had eight children: Ludwig Wilhelm, Henriette Wilhelmine, August Eduard, Emilie, Friederike Auguste, Caroline, Julius, and Karl Ludwig.

2. Caroline Charlotte Hartfiel – b. Dec. 11, 1825. Her story is told under Michael Golnik’s link on this website.

3. Johann Friedrich Hartfiel – b. April 4, 1830. Johann married Wilhelmine Schulz and they had twelve children (according to the 1900 US Census), eleven of whom we found: Augusta Carolina, Wilhelm Friedrich, Mathilde Wilhelmine, Wilhelmine Emilie, Charlotte Luise, Johann Julius, Berta Wilhelmine, Hulda Amanda, Emma Amalia, Edward August, and Henry Herman. Johann and Wilhelmine and their children Charlotte, Johann, Emma, and Edward emigrated to America in October of 1882 on the ship Rhein. Their youngest son, Henry Herman, was born in Bloomfield, Waushara, Wisconsin. Johann died on April 15, 1904 in Wolf River, Winnebago, Wisconsin. Wilhelmine died on May 18, 1914, in Bloomfield, Waushara, Wisconsin. They are buried in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in East Bloomfield, Wisconsin.