Michael and Magdalena (Hanauer) Linn were the grandparents of my great-grandmother, Amy Elouise Montgomery Becker. Michael was born September 29, 1825 in Schopp, Trippstadt, Germany. Magdalena's birth took place in Neiderbrunn, Weissenburg, Alsace, France in 1827.
In 1848, Michael left his homeland for America and six years later, in Stark County, Ohio, he and Magdalena married. They settled in Ripley, Ohio where they raised a family of six children, William F., Louis, Emil, Amelia, Flora, and Walter. Two other children, George and Karolina, died before age two.
Michael was a prominent businessman in Ripley. He owned a dry goods store on Main Street in which Magdalena worked along side him. In 1901, Magdalena died with Michael following in 1910. Both are buried in Maplewood Cemetery in Ripley.