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  1. Theresia Lux: Birth: 25 NOV 1849 in Bresnitz,Silesia,Prussia. Death: 17 JUN 1906 in St. Paul,Ramsey,MN

  2. August Lux: Birth: 24 DEC 1852 in Bresnitz,Silesia,Prussia. Death: 19 OCT 1910 in Duluth,St. Louis,MN

  3. Robert T. Lux: Birth: 6 MAY 1854 in Cleveland,Cuyahoga,OH. Death: 8 AUG 1896 in Wadena,Wadena,MN

  4. Anna Lux: Birth: 25 OCT 1857 in Shakopee,Scott,MN.

  5. Joseph Lux: Birth: 13 JUN 1862 in Jordan,Scott,MN. Death: 3 NOV 1914 in Portland,Multnomah,OR

  6. Sophia Lux: Birth: 22 FEB 1866 in Jordan,Scott,MN. Death: 10 JAN 1945 in Los Angeles,Los Angeles,CA

  7. Ferdinand Joseph Lux: Birth: 18 JAN 1869 in Jordan,Scott,MN. Death: 5 MAR 1913 in Sabula,Jackson,IA


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1. Title:   St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Jordan, Minnesota
Page:   Lux Florianus
2. Title:   1857 Minnesota Terr. Census
Page:   MN > Scott > Belle Plaine Pct.
3. Title:   1865 Minnesota Census
Page:   MN > Scott > Belle Plaine Twp
4. Title:   1870 Federal Census
Page:   MN >Scott > Belle Plaine
5. Title:   1875 Minnesota Census
Page:   MN > Scott > Belle Plaine Twp
6. Title:   1880 Federal Census
Page:   MN > Scott > Belle Plaine
7. Title:   1885 Minnesota Census
Page:   MN > Scott > Belle Plaine
8. Title:   1895 Minnesota Census
Page:   MN > Scott > Jordan
9. Title:   Minnesota Cemetery Inscription Index (Select Counties)
Page:   St. John Baptist Cal., Sand Creek-Jordan, Scott
10. Title:   Obit: Florian Lux
Page:   Pg. 8, Col. 2
Publication:   The Jordan Independent
11. Title:   Gravestone
Page:   St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Jordan, Minnesota
12. Title:   Email: 2007-05-31: Gilchrest, Ann

Notes
a. Note:   that time a German speaking area. It is now part of Dolnoslaskie province in southwestern Poland. They were married in Briesnitz, Silesia in 1850. Their first two children, Theresia and August, were born in Briesnitz, Silesia. The LUX family left Prussia in about 1852. The 1900 Federal census indicates that Florian arrived in the United States in 1852. It is believed that they spent some time in Cleveland, Ohio, before making the journey to Minnesota. Their third child, Robert Lux, was born in Cleveland in May 1854. They probably traveled by riverboat, down the Ohio River and up the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers to Shakopee. The 1895 Minnesota census indicates Florian arrived in Minnesota in 1856. Florian quickly established a farm in Belle Plaine Township, south of Jordan, Minnesota. The 1880 platte map of Scott County shows that Florian owned 238 acres on the eastern border of the township. Theresia passed away in May of 1878. In July of 1881, Johanna John [nee Knapp], widow of Richard John, also from Briesnitz, arrived in Jordan. She and Florian were married the same day, so it must be assumed that they knew one another in Silesia. By 1895, Florian and Johanna had moved into the town of Jordan. Florian died of chronic kidney disease on 18 May 1903. He is buried in the St. John the Baptist cemetery in Jordan. OCCUPATION: Farmer CENSUS: 1857 Minnesota Territorial Census: MN, Scott, Belle Plaine Precinct. 1 Nov 1857 Florian Lux, age 31, M, W, born in Germany, Occupation: Farmer CENSUS: 1865 Minnesota State Population Census: MN, Scott, Belle Plaine Township. 1 June 1865 [Microfilm reel #393, Vol. #9] Florian Lux, M CENSUS: 1870 Federal Census: MN, Scott, Town of Belle Plaine Lux Florian, age 44, M, W, Farmer, Value of Real Estate: 6000, Value of personal property: 1700, birthplace: Schleswig. CENSUS: 1875 Minnesota State Census: MN, Scott, Town of Belle Plaine. 1 May 1875 Florean Lux, age 50, M, W, born in Prussia, fa born Prussia, mo born Prussia CENSUS: 1880 Federal Census: MN, Scott, Belle Plaine, 1 June 1880 Lux Florian, W, M age 53, widowed, Occupation: Farmer, birthplace: Prussia [Transcribed as "Floria"] CENSUS: 1885 Minnesota Census: MN, Scott, Belle Plaine. 13 May 1885 Florian Lux, age 59, M, W, birthplace: Prussia. CENSUS: 1895 Minnesota Census: MN, Scott, Jordan. 13 June 1895. Lux Florian, age 69, M, W, born in Germany, resident of this state 39 yrs, resident of this ED 10 yrs, occupation, none. [indicates arrival in Minn in 1856.] CENSUS: 1895 Scott County Directory. Jordan, Second Ward Lux, Florian; Jordan P.O.; Occupation: retired; Nationality: German; Politics: Democrat; Religion: Catholic. CENSUS: 1900 Federal Census: MN, Scott, Sand Creek Twp, Jordan 2nd Ward. 4 June 1900. Lux, Florian, head, W, M, born Dec 1825, age 74, married 19 years, birthplace: Germany, fa birthplace Germany, mo birthplace Germany, Immigration: 1852, 48 years in U.S., Pa, Occupation: retired [transcribed on Heritage Quest as "Florence"] IMMIGRATION: 1852 - Ship Richard Morse, from Liverpool, England, to New York, arrived on July 23, 1852. Florian Lux, age 26 Theresa Lux, age 26 Theresa Lux, age 2 August Lux, Inft On the same page are the Joseph Schindler family, so they obviously traveled together. OBITUARY: The Jordan Independant, Jordan, MN, May 21, 1903 (Pg 8, Col 2): "Florian Lux, one of the oldest settlers of this region-coming here in the 50's, died at his home in Jordan, Monday, aged nearly seventy eight. He had been sick with a chronic kidney disease for some time. Three sons and two daughters survive him. The funeral occured from St. John's Catholic church, yesterday morning, and the interment in the Catholic cemetary." BURIAL: St. John The Baptist Cemetery, Jordan, MN.
Note:   BIOGRAPHY: Florian and Theresia Lux were born in Silesia, Prussia, at


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