Mike’s mother was Jeralyn (Jeri) Margaret Scherer, daughter of Michael L. Scherer and Grace Janisch.
The Janisch family lived on a farm in Pierce County, Wisconsin, which is southeast of the Twin Cities.
The immigrant ancestor in the Janisch family was Joseph J. Janisch, who was born in Europe in 1851.
It is possible (but not certain) that the following passenger list from the Anna Delano (Bremen to New York, 1855) is Joseph’s family. If so, the record indicates that they were farmers from “Ungarn” (Hungary) headed for Wisconsin.
Unanswered questions about the Janisch family
- When did Mathilda G. Steinhauser move from Pennsylvania (where she was born) to Minnesota?
- Where did Joseph J. Janisch live in Germany (or was it Hungary)?