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Albert Gustave Hugo
    Born: July 16. 1842 in Helmstedt, Germany    Immigrated: May 06, 1867
    Died: February 06, 1905 in Okawville, Washington County, Illinois
    Burial: Forest Hill Cemetery Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois

    Father: Dr. Charles Hugo  born: 1814 in Germany  died: December 27, 1874
    Mother:                       born:                    died:

    Married: Katherine Engel born: France in 1848 died: December 27, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois  
    Date of marriage: July 02, 1871     Place of marriage: Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois

    1) Charles John   born: October 19, 1873 in Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois     

    2) Ada M         born:       died: October 1884 in Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois

    3) Albert M       born:      died: December 14, 1882 in Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois
1873 Albert Gustave Hugo
Albert and Kate Hugo moved from Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois to Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas in
1886.  Albert took a position with the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad as a clerk. This was during the
time that
Clifford L. Nichols was the Assistant Superintendent, Eastern Division of the Atchison Topeka &
Santa Fe railroad. This offered Albert a situation where he could remain at that position until his retirement
in 1901 from the railroad.
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Right: Sadie Engel's Guest Book
Albert Hugo November 14, 1878

Below: 1870 Census Albert G. Hugo
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Helmstedt is a city located at the eastern edge of the German state of Lower Saxony. It is the capital of the
District of Helmstedt. In former times the city was also called Helmstädt.  Helmstedt developed in the
vicinity of the Benedictine St. Ludger's Abbey that was founded around 800 by Saint Liudger as a missionary
station. Helmstedt was first mentioned in 952 and became a city in 1247. The area belonged to the Abbacy of
Werden until 1490, when it was bought by the Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg. From 1576 to 1810, the University
of Helmstedt was located here.
From the late 1940s to 1990, the town was the site of a major border crossing between the Federal Republic
of Germany and the German Democratic Republic. The main rail and autobahn route between West Germany and
Berlin, across the GDR, began at the Helmstedt-Marienborn border crossing, also known as Checkpoint Alpha.
Official military traffic from NATO countries to West Berlin was allowed to use only this route.

1877 History of Bureau County Page 279
1877 History of Bureau County Page 408
1880 Census Albert G. Hugo