Jo Ann Cathey1

F, #3841
ChartsNicholas Schamberger Descendant Chart (Indented)
     Jo (her first marriage) marrried circa 1952; (her marriage license for her second marirage stated she was divorced.)2
Jo (her second marriage) married Robert S. Elliott on March 11, 1954 at Maplewood, St. Louis County, Missouri.2 Jo Ann Cathey and Francis Charles Berg obtained a marriage license on July 3, 1956 at Clayton, St. Louis County, Missouri, recorded in book 68, page 547.1,3
Jo (her third marriage) married Francis Charles Berg (his second marriage) , son of Leonard Maximilian Berg and Othelia "Tillie" Meyer, on July 7, 1956 at Missouri.4

Family 1

(?) (?)

Family 3

Francis Charles Berg b. August 25, 1931, d. July 13, 1973

Citations

  1. [S87] Marriage License Index, St. Louis County.
  2. [S7505] Robert S. Elliott - Jo Ann Cathey marriage license.
  3. [S7504] Francis C. Berg - Jo Ann Cathey marriage license.
  4. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.

Joseph Frank

M, #3842, b. 1802
Father*Nicolas Frank1,2 b. circa 1777
Mother*Magdalena Froivoit2,1

Family History – see:

     Joseph Frank, son of Nicolas Frank and Magdalena Froivoit, was born in 1802.3
Joseph was a lumberjack in 1827.1
Joseph Frank lived in 1827 Felsenbach, Guebwiller canton, départment of Haut-Rhin, région of Alsace-Lorraine, France.1 Marriage banns for Joseph Frank and Marie Anne Erny were published on April 29, 1827 at Haut-Rhin.1 Marriage banns for Joseph Frank and Marie Anne Erny were published on May 13, 1827 at Haut-Rhin.1
Joseph married Marie Anne Erny, daughter of Dominic Erny and Salome Latscha, on May 17, 1827 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Lautenbachzell, Guebwiller canton, départment of Haut-Rhin, région of Alsace-Lorraine, France. witness included: Joseph Andres, Dominic Andres, John Baptist Erný and Joseph Verlen.3,2
Joseph was a day laborer in 1830.4
Marie and Joseph Frank lived between 1830 and 1842 in Haut-Rhin. Residing with them were, their children Nicholas, Joseph and Marie..3,5,6
Joseph was a lumberjack between 1835 and 1845.3,5,6
Joseph was a laborer in 1839.7
Marie and Joseph Frank lived in 1845 in Haut-Rhin. Residing with them was their child, Salome.8

Family

Marie Anne Erny b. 1803
Children

Citations

  1. [S2762] Frank- Erny, Marriage Banns.
  2. [S2746] Frank-Erny Marriage Record: entry for Joseph Frank - Marie Anna Erny, May 17, 1827 Church of Latter Day Saints Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah.
  3. [S2728] Nicolas Frank, Birth Record.
  4. [S2730] Bernard Frank, Birth Record.
  5. [S2732] Joseph Frank, Birth Record.
  6. [S2729] Marie Anne Frank, Birth Record.
  7. [S2777] Joseph Frank, Baptismal Record.
  8. [S2767] Salome Frank, Baptismal Record.
  9. [S2766] Bernard Frank, Baptismal Record.
  10. [S2816] Maria Anna Frank, Baptismal Record.

Joseph Frank

M, #3843, b. May 10, 1839, d. July 12, 1891
Father*Joseph Frank1 b. 1802
Mother*Marie Anne Erny2,1 b. 1803

Family History – see:

     He lived with his parents, Marie and Joseph, between 1830 and 1842 in Felsenbach, Guebwiller canton, départment of Haut-Rhin, région of Alsace-Lorraine, France.3,2,4 Joseph Frank, son of Joseph Frank and Marie Anne Erny, was born on May 10, 1839 in Haut-Rhin, at five o'clock in the evening.5,6,2,7,8 He was baptized on May 11, 1839 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Lautenbachzell, Guebwiller canton, départment of Haut-Rhin, région of Alsace-Lorraine, France.1 His birth was registered by Xavier Thomas, Mayor and officer of the state on May 11, 1839 at Lautenbachzell, Guebwiller canton, départment of Haut-Rhin, région of Alsace-Lorraine, France, Joseph Andres, a 65-year-old schoolteacher from Lautenbachzell, and Xavier Meyer, a 35-year-old lumberjack of Lautenbachzell, were witnesses.2
Joseph Frank and Nicholas Frank were found in the passenger list for the George Hurlbut arriving at the port of New York, New York, on February 2, 1859. The ship had departed from the port of Le Havre, France.9 The George Hurlbut was a 3-masted, square-rigged ship, 1047 tons, built in Essex, Connecticut in 1850, and registered at New York on 23 December 1850. She sailed originally in the Hurlbut Line between Havre and New York, with the winter crossing (between December and March) from Havre to New Orleans, until mid-1854, when she was transferred to Hurlbut's Antwerp-New York service. In 1856, Ezra D. Post, master, she was advertized as sailing in Tapscott's Line of New York-Liverpool packets, and in 1859, Thomas S. (or L.) Masson, master, as sailing in the Post Line of New York-Mobile packets and in the Stanton & Thompson Line of New York-New Orleans packets.10
Joseph Frank and Nicholas Frank immigrated on February 2, 1859 to New York, New York County, New York, from France.9,11,12,13
Joseph is a head of household, under the name of "Joe Frank", on the 1860 U. S. Census for Liberty Township, Cole County, Missouri. He was identified as a 20-year-old white male born in Germany, a laborer. Enumerated with him was his brother Nicholas.5
Joseph served from June 19, 1861 to October 1, 1861 in the Missouri Home Guard, Capt. McKinney's Co. (C), 1 Regiment U. S. Reserve Corps., stationed at Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. He served as a private, being paid $30.94 on August 22, 1864.14,15,16 The Cole County regiment of the Home Guard was organized in Missouri at large between June 11 and July 1, 1861, under the authority of General Lyon. They were involved in post duty at Jefferson City and guard and scout duty in Cole, Callaway, Miller, Moniteau and Osage Counties. They were at Osage Bridge from September 3 to October 1. The unit was disbanded on October 1, 1861.17
Joseph was a sponsor for Lizzie Huffmeyer's baptism on October 6, 1861 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Taos, Cole County, Missouri.18
Joseph Frank On his military record, he is described as 24-years-old, 5 feet, 11 inches tall, black hair, brown eyes, dark complexion. He is single, a farmer, naturalized in Moniteau County, Missouri. in 1862.19
Joseph enlisted in the Union Army, 5th Regiment of the State Militia Cavalry Volunteers, Co. E, Captain Maus Commanding. Joseph was ranked a musician in the Army. on August 13, 1862 at Cole County, Missouri.20,19
The regiment was organized first at Saint Joseph, Missouri in March and April, 1862 and attached to District of Central Missouri, Department of Missouri, until February, 1863.
SERVICE--Duty in Central District of Missouri till February, 1863. Operations in Carroll, Ray and Livingston Counties July 27-August 4, 1862. Grand River August 1. Near Barry Section August 14. Iron County September 11. Liberty and Sibley's Landing October 6 (Cos. "A," "B," "D" and "K"). California House October 18. Independence February 3, 1863, (See 5th Regiment State Militia Cavalry (New) for further service.) Regiment lost during service 21 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 47 Enlisted men by disease. Total 69.
The regiment was reorganized February 2, 1863, from 13th Regiment, State Militia Cavalry. Attached to District of Rolla, Department of Missouri, until June, 1863. District of the Border, Dept. of Missouri, until October, 1863. District of Rolla, Department of Missouri, until muster Out.
SERVICE--Independence, Mo., February 8.1863 (Cos. "C," "D." "F"). Blue Springs March 22. Independence March 23. Headquarters at Waynesville. Scouts from Waynesville June 20-23 (Co. "H"). Scout from Salem and skirmish July 3 (Co, "D"). Scout from Houston to Spring River Mills and skirmish August 6-11 (Cos. "B," "C," "F" and "G"). Jack's Ford August 14 (Detachment). Warrenaville August 25 (Detachment). Texas County September 11-12 (Detachment). Near Houston September 12 (Detachment). Near Salem September 13 (Cos. "C," "M"). Near Man's Creek October 14 (Detachment). King's House, near Waynesville, October 26 (Co. H). Scout from Houston to Jack's Fork November 4-6 (Cos. "B." "G," "I"). Scouts from Houston November 23-29 (Detachment), and December 9-19. Scouts from Salem December 26-29 (Cos. "C," "M"). Scout from Houston into Arkansas, with skirmishes February 5-17, 1864 (Detachment). Independence April 23. Scouts from Big Piney July 5-6. Scout in Shannon County July 18-21 (Detachment) - Rolla August 1. Scouts in Moniteau and Morgan Counties September 11-18 (Detachment), Scout in Texas County September 14-21 (Detachment). Thomasville September 18. Waynesviile September 30 (Co. "B"). Moreau Bottom, Jefferson City, October 7. Booneville October 9. Lexington October 19. Independence October 22. Big Blue and State Line October 22. Westport October 23. Engagement on the Marmiton, or battle of Charlot, October 25. Mine Creek, Little Osage River, Marias des Cygnes, October 25. Near Centreville November 2 (Co. "K"). Operations near Wayneaville December 1-3 (Detachment). Big Piney December 2 (Detachment). Scouting and escort duty in District of Rolla till July, 1865. McCartney's Mills January, 1865 (Detachment). Scout in Shannon County January 2-7 (Cos. "C," "D," "M"). Operations about Waynesyille January 16-22. Scouts from Salem and Licking to Spring River, Ark., and skirmishes February 23-March 2. Scouts from Waynesville to Hutton Valley, Rolla and Lebanon March 5-12. Near Rolla March 24 (Co. "E"). Mustered out July 8, 1865. Regiment inst during service 19 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 93 Enlisted men by disease. Total 114.21
Joseph was mustered in on August 13, 1862 Missouri. Remarks made on Muster Roll: furnished own horse and equipment, valued between $75.00 and $165.00. Loss of haversack due to neglect cost him $.67.20,19 The haversack was the messkit and "purse" for the soldier. Made of painted canvas, haversacks were to be marked on the flap with the letter of the company and number of the soldier. Each soldier was assigned a number and all of their equipment was marked and stored by the number. While in the field the haversack and canteen were worn on the left side and hung at the hip, the canteen outside of the haversack. The Haversack served as the messkit and "purse" for the Infantry soldier while out in the field. The tin cup would be fastened to the outside strap so that the cup could be easily removed while on the march. Inside the haversack cooking utensils such as a small frying pan, tin plate and silverware were stored. Small cloth bags were used to store food items such as saltpork and hardtack; two or three days worth of rations would be carried in the haversack. Many soldiers kept a "housewife" in their haversack. The housewife, a sewing kit often made by spouse or family member, stored a few needles, some thread and spare buttons for patching or mending trousers or the uniform coat.
http://www.nps.gov/fols/Soldier_Equipment/Haversack___Canteen/body_haversack___canteen.html.


Civil War Haversack
Joseph Frank and Mary Ann Frank were shown as neighbors on the 1860 U.S. census.22,5
Joseph became step-father of Joseph Frank.
Joseph was listed in a muster roll on April 6, 1865 Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri. After muster-out, he was transferred to command of F. M. Avey by G. O. dated March 23, 1865 and April 5, 1865 at Rolla, Missouri.20
Joseph was mustered out on June 2, 1865 Missouri. At discharge he was a private in company E, 5th Regiment Missouri State Militia Cavalry. He had last been paid to October 31, 1864, and was due pay for the use and risk of his horse and equipment from June 30, 1864 to August 2, 1864. Valuation of the horse was $130.00 and equipment was $20.00. His clothing account had last been settled June 30, 1865 for $58.78.20,19
Joseph Frank purchased property at Missouri on September 8, 1865 from Christopher Wagner and Elizabeth Wagner, his wife.23 The deed stated: This deed made and entered with this eighth day of September, eighteen hundred and sixty five, by and between Christopher Wagner and Elizabeth Wagner, his wife, of the County of Cole and State of Missouri, parties of the first part and Joseph Frank, of the County of Cole and State of Missouri, party of the second part, Witnessethm that the said parties of the first part in consideration of Two thousand five hundred Dollars to them paid, by the said party of the second part, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, do by these presents, bargain, sell and confirm, unto the said party of the second part, the southwest fractional quarter of section (28) twenty eight, Township (44) forty four, Range (10) ten, west, containing one hundred and fifty eight 45/100 acres, more or less, situated in the County of Cole State of Missouri. To have and to hold the same together with all the rights, immunities, privileges and appurtenances, to the same belonging to the said party of the second pare, and to them, their heirs and assigns forever the said Christopher Wagner hereby covenaqnting that he and his heirs, executors and administrators shall and will warrant and defend, the title to the premises, to the said party of the second part, and to their heirs and assigns, forever, against the lawful claims of all persons, whomsoever. In witness whereof, the said part of the the first part, has herunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written. Signed Christopher Wagner and Elizabeth Wagner
State of Missouri
County of Cole
Be it remembered that on this eighth day of September A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty five, before me, the undersigned a Notary Public within and for said COunty and State, came Christopher Wagner and Elizabeth his wife, who are both personally known to me to be the same persons whose names are subscribed to the foregoing instrument of writing as parties thereto and they acknowledged the same to be their act and deed, for the purposes therein mentioned and the said Eliszbeth Wagner, being by me first made acquainted, with the contents of said deed acknowledged on an examination separate and apart from her husband that she executed the same and relinquished her dower, to the Real Estate therein described, freely and without compulsion or undue influence of her said husband. In testimony whereof, I here unto set my hand and seal the date last aforesaid. Signed John F. Wielandy, Notary Public
File Sept 8, 1865, W. H. Lusk Clerk, J. Conrath, D. C.23
Joseph Frank furnished a deed of trust to John F. Wielandy and Christopher Wagner on September 8, 1865 in connection with the purchase of property from them.24 The deed of trust stated: This deed made and entered into this eighth day of September, eighteen hundred and sixty five by and between Joseph Frank of the County of Cole and State of Missouri party of the first part and John F. Wielandy of the same County and State, party of the second part and Christopher Wagner of the same County and State, party of the third part. Witnesseth that the said party of the first part in consideration of the debt and trust, herein after mentioned and created and of the sum of one dollar to him paid by the said party of the second part, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, does by these presents grant, bargain, and sell, convey and confirm, unto the said party of the second part, the following Real Estate to wit: The southwest fractional quarter of section Twenty eight (28) in Township forty four (44) Range Ten (10) containing one hundred and fifty eight 45/100 acres, more or less, situated in the County of Cole and State of Missouri, aforesaid. To have and to hold the same, together with the appurtenances to the said party of the second part and to his successor or successors in this trust forever. In trust however for the following purpose. Whereas the said Joseph Frank, party of the first part, has executed and delivered, to the said party of the third part his negotiable note dated September 8, 1865, in words and figures as follows: $1500.00. Three years after date, I promise to pay to the order of Christopher Wagner, the sum of Fifteen hundred dollars, for value received, negotiable and payable, without defalcation or discount, with interest at the rate of six percent per annum, payable annually at the expiration of each year from this date. Signed Joseph Frank
and whereas said Joseph Frank has agreed with said party of the third part to cause all taxes and assessments, general and special, to be paid whenever imposed upon said property, and within the time required by law and in case there should be any taxes now in arrears, or in case there should be any default in the punctual payment of the same, at any time hereafter, said party of the third part, or his assigns, at their option, may pay the sum as scheduled said property and all accounts so expended shall become a debt, ______________, in like manner by this deed of trust. Now if said promissory note shall be punctually paid at maturity, and if the covenant aforesaid shall be well used, truly kept and all amounts expended as aforesaid shall be refunded and repaid to the said party of the third part or his assigns by said Joseph Frank, or his legal representative, then the property herein before conveyed shall be released at the cost of said party of the first part, but if said promissory note, or any part thereof, or any part of the interest falling due on the same, at the expiration of each year, shall be allowed to remain due and unpaid, or in case payment of an amount expended as aforesaid should not be made or in _____said covenant, or any part thereof shall not be fully kept, then this deed shall remain in full force;____ said party of the second part, or in the event of his absence from the State, sickness, disease or other disability, or refusal to ______ the acting Sheriff for the time being of the County of Cole, upon request of the legal holder of said note, his agent or attorney in fact may proceed, to sell the property herein before described or any part thereof, at public vendue to the highest bidder at the front door of the Courthouse in the City of Jefferson for cash, first giving four weeks public notice of the time, terms, and place of sale, ___ of the property, to be sold by advertisement in a public newspaper published and issued in said City of Jefferson, and upon such sale shall execute and deliver, a deed or deeds, in fee simple of the property sold, the purchaser or purchasers thereof. (and all statements in every such deed contained, in relation to the execution of the trust, shall in all Courts of Justice, be held to be prima facie true) and receive the proceeds of sale, of which shall be paid, first the cost and expenses of this trust, and next all amounts expended as aforesaid, for taxes and other purposes, as above mentioned and next the amount of said note to the legal holder thereof together with all interest and damages which may accrue this ____, and the remainder, if any, shall be paid to the said party of the first part, of his legal representatives. And the said party of the second part covenants faithfully to perform and fulfill the trust herein created. In testimony whereof, the parties have hereunto set their hands and seals, the day and year aforesaid. Signed Joseph Frank
Be it remembered that on the eighth day of September eighteen hundred and sixty five, before me the undersigned in and for said County and State, came Joseph Frank, who is to me personally known, to be the same person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument or writing as party thereto and he acknowledges the same to be his act and deed, for the purposes therein mentioned. Signed Francis Roer, a Notary Public, Cole Co. Mo.
I hereby enter full satisfaction on the within Deed of Trust the 20th day of January, 1877. Signed Christ. Wagner.24
Joseph (his first marriage) married Mary Ann Hoffmeyer (her second marriage), daughter of Bernard Huffmeyer Sr. and Catherina Sommerheisel, on November 14, 1865 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Missouri, the marriage ceremony was performed by Reverend Ferdinand Mary Helias d'Huddeghem, the best man was Nicholas Frank; according to the rights of their church. Official Church record reads "Joseph Franck & Annam Hoffmeyer, cum Archiepiscopi Dispensatione ob 1 gradum Affinitatis coram Nicolao Franck & Francisce Eppenhoff in Matrimonio coran me contracto benedixi. F. N. Helias."25,26,27,7,28
In 1870 Joseph Frank farmed at Liberty Township in Missouri.25
Joseph Frank is enumerated on the Agriculture Schedule of the 1870 U.S. Census for Liberty Township, Missouri. He owned a farm of 40 acres of improved land and 149 of unimproved land. The farm implements used are valued at $50.00. His livestock included 3 horses, 1 mule, 2 milch cows, 2 other cattle,4 sheep, 25 swine, all valued at $350.00. His winter wheat crop was 200 bushels, Indian corn crop yielded 200 bushels, and oat crop yielded 130 bushels. His sheep yeilded 8 pounds of wool. He grew 50 bushels of Irish potatoes. His cows produced 50 pounds of butter. His fields grew 2 tons of hay. The value of animals slaughtered or sold for slaughter was $100.00. The estimated value of all farm production, including betterment and additions to stock was $500.00.29
Joseph Frank purchased land at Missouri on January 29, 1870 from Ignatz Hoffmeyer.30
Joseph is a head of household on the 1870 U. S. Census for Missouri. He was identified as a 31-year-old white male born in France. He is a citizen. Both his parents were foreign born. He was a farmer with real-estate valued at $2,000.00 and personal property valued at $500.00. Enumerated with him were:, his sons Joseph and Bernard, his daughters Mary Ann, Kate, Barbara and Elizabeth.25 Joseph Frank, Bernard Huffmeyer Jr. and Ignatz Huffmeyer were neighbors according to the 1870 census. They were living in Liberty Township, Missouri.25,31,32
In 1874, the Land Delinquent List of Cole County, state of Missouri, included:
Joseph Frank     
Part of Section: se frl     
Section: 28     
Township: 44     
? E or W of survey: 10     
Acres: 81 21/100     
Valuation: $300.00     
Total taxes, penalties, interest and costs: $5.25.33 Bernard Huffmeyer Jr. and Joseph Frank were shown as neighbors on the 1880 U.S. census.6,34
Joseph is a head of household on the 1880 U. S. Census of Liberty Township, Missouri. He was identified as a 40-year-old widowed or divorced white male born in Alsace who was a farmer. Both his parents are listed as being born in Alsace.. Enumerated with him were:, his son Bernard, his daughters Barbara and Elizabeth.6 His filed a Claim of Officer and Soldier for Invalid Pension, in connection with his application for a military pension based on his service in the Civil War on January 9, 1884.35 The text of CLAIM OF OFFICER AND SOLDIER FOR INVALID PENSION.
State of Missouri
County of Cole
On this 19th day of January A. D. 1884, personally appeared before me J. J. Sommer a Justice of the Peace of the Township of Liberty in and for the County and State aforesaid Joseph Frank who, being duly sworn according to law, declares: That he is aged forty four years; that he is the identical person who enlisted under the name of Joseph Frank in the Volunteer service of the United States at Jefferson City Missouri on the 13th day of August in the year 1862 in 5th Regiment of Cavalry M. S. M. in the War of the Rebellion and was honorably discharged on the 2nd day of June in the year 1865; that his personal description is as follows: Age 23 yr when enlisted, Height 5 ft 10 in, complexion Dark, hair Black, eyes Grey; that, while in the service aforesaid, and in the line of duty, he received the following In 1864 during Price raid in Missouri and while in the Service of the U. S. I was ruptured from which I have suffered ever since so that I was unable to (follow my) perform labor on my farm at times during the year. That he hereby appoints (blank) his attorney to prosecute his claim; that he has never received or applied for pension; that his residence is in the County of Cole and State of Missouri; and his post-office address is Osage City.
(Claimant's signature) Joseph Frank
Also personally appeared Adam Koehler residing at Osage City in Cole Co. Mo. and Fred Truetzel residing at Osage City in Cole Co. Mo, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who being by me duly sworn, say: They were present and saw Joseph Frank the claimant, sign his name to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of said claimant and their acquaintance with him, that he is the identical person he represents himself to be; and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.
Signatures of Witnesses. Adam Koehler
Fred Truetzel
Sworn and subscribed before me, this 19th day of January A. D. 1884, and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, etc., were fully made known and explained to the applicant and witness before swearing, including the words follow my erased, and the words (blank) added; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
J. J. Sommer Justice of the Peace
State of Missouri
County of Cole
I R. A. Standish Clerk of the County Court, in and for the County and State above named, do hereby certify that J. J. Sommer Esq., before whom the foregoing affidavits were make, and who has thereto signed his name, was, at the time of so doing, a Justice of the Peace in and for the County and State above named,duly commissioned and sworn, that all his official acts as such are entitle to full faith and credit, and that his signature thereto is genuine.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto signed my name and affixed my official seal this 26th day of January, 1884
R. A. Standish, clerk stated: (an unknown value.)35 The text of a letter from the Department of the Interior. Pension Office. Washington D. C. on January 31st 1884, stated: Sir, In your claim for Invalid Pension you fail to give the company of the 5th Mo Militia Cavalry in which you served. No action can be taken in the case until this omission shall have been supplied by a statement file in this office giving your full military service, which statement should be furnished without delay. Please return this letter with your reply.
Very respectfully, Wm. W. Dudley, Commissioner.35 The text of the reply from Joseph to the previous request for further information on his military service stated: I have served in Company (E) 5th regiment of Cavalry M. S. M. Vol Captain C. B. Maus and was in the service of the U. S. from the 13th day of August 1862 until 2nd day of June 1865. In 1864 during General Sterling Price last raid in Missouri I was ruptured caused by my horse falling, was never treated while I was in the service for said rupture. Our regiment was principally engaged fighting Missouri bushwachers.
Joseph Frank
Subscribed and sworn to this 9th day of February 1884 before the undersigned a justice of peace in and for the County of Cole in the State of Missouri.
J. J. Sommer, Justice of the Peace.35 The text of a request from the Department of the Interior, Pension Office, So Division, to the Adjutant General stated: Respectfully requested of the Adjutant General U. S. A. a report of service and disability in the case No. 506486, of Joseph Frank Pri. Co. E. 5 Mo. S. M. Cav.. Disabled by Rupture State of Mo.
Discharged June 2, 1865.
Please give a full military history.
Wm. W. Dudley Commissioner.35 The text of an affidavit signed by Joseph Frank, it stated: In the claim for Invalid Pension No 506.486 of Joseph Frank, Claimant states that he left Alsace, France in December 1858 and arrived in New York in January 1859. In September 1859 I arrived at Osage City, Cole County, Missouri where I have resided since. My occupation was before enlistment and since my discharge, farming. My disability first appeared during Gen. Price's raid in the fall of 1864 when my horse fell and I was ruptured. I have received medical treatment by Dr. Pondrom Jefferson City, Missouri, were he is now practicing Medicine. I have performed labor on my farm since my discharge, but, am not able to perform hard labor.
Joseph Frank
Subscribed and sworn to before the undersigned a Justice of the Peace within and for the County of Cole in the State of Missouri this 17th day March 1884.
J. J. Sommer Justice of the Peace.35 The text of of a letter from the Assistant Adjutant General at the War Department to the Commissioner of Pensions stated: Respectfully returned to the Commissioner of Pensions, Joseph Frank, a Private Recruit of Company "E", 13th Regiment Mo S M Cav afterward "E" 5th Mo S M Cav Volunteers, was enrolled on the 13th day of August, 1862, at Jefferson City Mo during the war and is reported on Roll of Company dated Aug 31st 1862 , present, and so ???? to Feb 28th /.65, (Now 5th Mo S M Cav) transferred to Detachment 5th M S M Cav and reported on Roll of Det Mch & Apr/.65, absent on scout. (no date). Mustered out as Private of Co E on Detachment Mo Roll at Rolla Mo June 2nd, 1865.
Co. Morning Reports C E 5 Mo. S M Cav. shows him Mar. 15/64 sick, Mar. 16/64 returned to duty; May 5/64 sick, May 9/64 returned to duty; May 31/64 sick, June 3/64 returned to duty, Sept. 1/64 sick; Mar. 23/65 sick; Mar. 25/65 returned to duty.
No evidence of alleged injury. Nature of sickness not stated. Regmt. Hospl. records not on file.
M Davenport.35
Joseph appeared as a veteran in the the Special Schedule - Surviving Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines, and Widows, etc. of the 1890 U.S. Census of Taos, Cole County, Missouri, he was listed as having been a private In Company D, 26th Missouri Volunteers serving from 1862 to 1864 with no disabilities.36
In a Church census conducted in 1890, Joseph is listed as a widower, with children Barbara, Elizabeth, and Bernard.37 The text of Declaration for Original Invalid Pension dated January 28, 1890 stated:
State of Missouri
County of Cole
On this 28 day of January, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety personally appeared before me, Clerk of the Circuit Court, a court of record within and for the County and State aforesaid, Joseph Frank, aged 51 years, a resident of the town of Osage City, county of Cole, State of Mo. who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical Joseph Frank who was enrolled on the 13th day of August, 1862, in Company E, of the 5 Regiment of Missouri Cavalry, commanded by Captain C. B. Maus, and was honorably discharged at Rolla, Mo. on the 2nd day of June, 1865; that his personal description is as follows: Age, 51 years; height, 5 feet 10 inches; complexion dark; hair black; eyes gray; that while a member of the organization aforesaid, in the service and in the line of his duty between Lexington and Indepedence, in the State of Missouri on or about the (blank) day of October, 1864, he was ruptured on both sides caused it by falling with his horn got a hernia inguinalis on both sides that he was treated in hospitals as follows: (blank) that he has not been employed in the military or naval service otherwise thatn as stated above that since leaving the service this applicant has resided in the County of Cole in the State of Missouri, and his occupation has been that of a farmer.35 His, applied for a pension on January 28, 1890, under the Pension Act of 1890, as the result of his service in the Civil War.35 His filed an affidavit, in connection with his application for a military pension based on his service in the Civil War on February 11, 1890.35 The text of the affidavit stated: State of Missouri
County of Cole
In the matter of Pension Claim of Joseph Frank, of Osage City, Mo. late of Co E 5-Regt-Mo Cav.
On this 11th day of February, A. D. 1890, personally appeared before me, a Clerk, Circuit Court in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths, Ernest Kieselbach aged 54 years, a resident of Jefferson City in the County of Cole and State of Missouri whose post-office address id Jefferson City, and John Kieselbach aged 49 years, a resident of Jefferson City in the County of Cole and State of Missouri whose post-office address is Jefferson City well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declares each for himself, in relation to aforesaid case, as follows:
(Note.-Affiants should state how they gained a knowledge of the facts to which they testify.)
Ernest Kieselbach, served as a Private in the 5th Missouri Cavalriy Rgt. was acquainted with Joseph Frank and during the raid of Price's Army in the year 1864, through Missouri, our Regiment was persuing the enemy, and I know that the horse which Joseph Frank rode, struck and fell and Joseph Frank was thrown head over and I know that said Frank was severely hurt.
John Kieselbach, a Private in the 5th Missouri Cavalriy Rgt. was a a comrade of Joseph Frank of the same Regiment, were well acquainted and knows positively that Joseph Frank during General Price's Raid through Missouri in the year 1864, within October between California and Lexington, when the Regiment in hot pursuing the enemy, Joseph Frank was by the fall of his horse thrown off and severely hurt, which pressed afterwards as I knowed , very hard on said Joseph Frank.
Signature of Affiants: Ernest Kieselbach, John Kieselbach
Sworn to and subscribed before me this day by the above-named affiants, and I certify that I read said affidavit to said affiants, and acquainted them with its contents before they executed the same. I further certify that I am in nowise interested in said case, nor am I concerned in its prosecution; and that said affiants are personally known to me and that they are creditable persons. W. H. Lusk, Clerk Circuit Court Cole Co Mo.35 The text of the General Affidavit stated: In the matter of the pension claim of Jos. Frank, late of Co E 5 Mo Cav
On this 5th day of March, A. D. 1890, personally appeared before me, a (blank) in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths, John Baldwin aged 62 years, a resident of Jefferson City in the County of Cole and State of Missouri whose post-office address is Jefferson City, and well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declares each for himself, in relation to aforesaid case, as follows: I learned and have been well informed and being aware of that said Joseph Frank contracted in the line of duty, while in military service of the United States and during Price's raid through Missouri in September in the year 1864 his disability, viz: double inguinal hernia
further declare that he has no interest in said case, and that he is not concerned in its prosecution.Signature of Affiants: John Y. Baldwin
Sworn to and subscribed before me this day by the above-named affiant, and I certify that I read said affidavit to said affiant and acquainted him with its contents before he executed the same. I further certify that I am in nowise interested in Said case, nor am I concerned in its prosecution; and that said affiant is personally known to me and that he is a creditable person.
Official Signature: W H Lusk Clerk Circuit Court Cole Co Mo.35 His filed an affidavit, in connection with his application for a military pension based on his service in the Civil War on March 5, 1890.35 The text of the General Affidavit stated: In the matter of pension claim of Jos Frank, late of Co E. 5 Mo. Cav.
On this 16 day of June A. D. 1890, personally appeared before me, a Clerk Circuit Court in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths, John Y. Baldwin aged 62 years, a resident of Jefferson City in the County of Cole and State of Missouri whose post-office address is Jefferson City and well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declares each for himself, in relation to aforesaid case, as follows: I served with claimant Joseph Frank, being a Sergeant in Company E, 5th Missouri Cavalry, during the late war. We have been comrades from his entering the Regiment till my discharge from the army. I had a positive knowledge that said Joseph Frank fell from his horse during Genl Price's raid, when our Regiment was in hot pursuit of the enemy, and present(?) that he contracted inguinal hernia by this fall from his horse, which stumbled and threw him over the saddle. It happened on the route between California and Lexington Mo. in November 1864.
and further declare that I have no interest in said case, and am not concerned in its prosecution.
Signature of Affiants: John Y. Baldwin
Sworn to and subscribed before me this day by the above-named affiant, and I certify that I read said affidavit to said affiant, including the words April(?) erased, and the words June added, and acquainted him with its contents before he executed the same. I further certify that I am in nowise interested in said case, nor am I concerned in its prosecution; and that said affiant is personally known to me and that he is creditable person.
W. H. Lusk Clerk Circuit Court Cole Co Mo.35 His filed a General Affidavit, in connection with his application for a military pension based on his service in the Civil War on June 16, 1890.35 The text of Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions, June 19, 1891
Respectfully requested of the Adjutant General U.S.A. a report from the records of his OFfice as to the presence or absence, on or about Oct, 1864 of John Y. Baldwin Sergt E. 5 Mo S. M. Cav. Ernest Kieselbach, John Kieselbach of Co E. 5 Mo S. M. Cav. and the station, at that date, of the organization.
Claim No. 506486 Joseph Frank Pr. E 5 Mo S. M. Cav
Green? B. Kaum, Commissioner.
War Department, Record and Pension Division, Washigton, Jun 20 1891
Respectfully returned to the Commissioner of Pensions.
The rolls show that John Y. Baldwin, Ernst Kieselbach, John Kieselbach mentioned in the preceding endorsement were present during the period named in that endorsement: Return does not report them absent. During the period named the station of the company and regiment was as follows: Springfield Mo. Oct 31/ 64.
By authority of the Secretary of War: F. C. Ainsworth, Major and Surgeon, U. S. Army. stated: (an unknown value.)35 His filed a report from the Adjutant General of the U.S.A., in connection with his application for a military pension based on his service in the Civil War on June 19, 1891.35 His filed a statement, in connection with his application for a military pension based on his service in the Civil War on June 19, 1891.35 The text of the statement/Department of the Interior stated: (an unknown value.)35 His filed a Letter, in connection with his application for a military pension based on his service in the Civil War on June 19, 1891.35 The text of the letter stated: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions, Washington, D. C.
Sir: To aid this Bureau in the adjudication of the above cited claim, please furnish a statement in your own handwriting, setting forth all the facts within your personal knowledge relative to the incurrence of Hernia of both sides.
In your reply please be as specific as possible in respect to dates, and describe as clearly as you can the nature, symptoms, and extent of the disability.
Your immediate answer, indorsed upon the back of this letter, will be appreciated.
Very respectfully, Green B. Raum, Commissioner.
John Y. Baldwin
Jefferson City, Mo.
Return reply: June 23th, 1891
Mr. Green B. Raum
Dear Sir
About two years after the war Joseph Frank told me that he was badly rupturt and that he was not able to work much I never seen it but I know that he is down with it neerly all the time now: anyman can see it from the outside and he is now not able to do anything. I dont know what it is as I have never seen it but everybody calls it Rupture.
I remain yours in F C and L
John Y. Baldwin
Jefferson City
Cole County MO.35
Joseph died on July 12, 1891 at Liberty Township in Taos, Cole County, Missouri, at age 52 he died as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Witnesses included Stephen Ortmeyer, Mrs. Peter Dierckx, and Mr. Hoffman..38,39,8
On July 12, 1891, Joseph committed suicide after murdering a man. The following article appeared in the Jefferson City Daily Tribune:
MURDER AND SUICIDE
A Bloody and Fearful Double Tragedy Enacted at Taos Early Sunday Morning.
Joseph Frank Kills a Friend and neighbor and then sends two bullets crashing through his own head.
The Causes that led to the killing an Unsolved Mystery.
The shooting of an Inoffensive and Helpless old man Undoubtedly premeditated.
The Awful Work witness by an entire Congregation Helpless to prevent it
Details of the affair.
     A most bloody and distressing double tragedy took place about 10 o'clock Sunday at the little town of Taos ten miles southeast of here, which ended the earthly career of Francis Berme le Mans and Joseph Frank, two well-known citizens of Liberty township. The facts in the case, as gathered from the witnesses who testified at the coroner's inquest, are about as follows:
     The two men had attended the Catholic church and left the building after mass. While walking through the church yard several parties noticed that Frank was talking in a very angry manner and Mr. Berme le Mans was evidently trying to explain something. Mr. Stephen Ortmeyer approached them and begged Frank not to engage in a quarrel on Sunday in the presence of the congregation. They passed out of the church yard and down the road until nearly opposite the residence of Mrs. Peter Dierckx, Frank having a grip on one of Mr. Berme le Mans arms. No one imagined that anything serious was about to happen. Frank was heard to say "You have been talking and telling lies about me in Jefferson City and I intend to settle this matter now."
     Mr. Berme le Mans, according to the testimony of some, said: "Joe, I never told any lie about you or done you any harm in my life."
     About this time it was observed that Frank was trying to draw a pistol from his pocket. Mr Ortmeyer attempted to interfere, and said: "For God sake, Joe, don't shoot." The words were scarcely out of his mouth when there was a report. The ball struck Mr. Berme le Mans on the right side and above the abdomen. He staggered, but did not fall, and grabbing Frank by both arms, said: "For God sake, Joe, don't shoot me." A brief struggle ensued and Frank freed his pistol arm and, placing the weapon over Mr. Berme le Mans' left ear, fired. The latter fell dead at his feet and never spoke.
"O, Joe, what have you done," said Mr. Ortmeyer. "You have killed him."
     Frank surveyed his victim for a minute and, moving down the road a few steps, placed the pistol to his head and snapped it, some say three times and others less. Mr. Hoffman attempted to grab the pistol, but was not successful. Frank then walked down the road and toward Schubert's store for 250 yards and, stepping to the side of the road, sent a bullet crashing through his head. Two shots were heard and it is probable that the first one was a premature discharge of the weapon. He shot himself just below the right ear and the bullet ranged up and passed out at the opposite side of the head. He fell forward on his face with the pistol under him. Death must have resulted instantly. The pistol used was an American bulldog, 32-calibre and appeared to have never been used before.
Intense Excitement
     The most intense excitement prevailed, as a number of the congregation witnessed the killing. For a time everyone was dazed and then as the people began to appreciate the full extent of the terrible crime there was angry muttering against Frank. The act was denounced as a cold-blooded and cruel murder of an inoffensive old man who was not believed to have an enemy on earth. But threats were idle, as Frank was beyond the reach of human vengeance.
The coroner, Judge J. M. Oldham, was notified by telegraph from Osage City and arrived at the scene of the tragedy about 2:30 o'clock. A jury was sworn in for each case and a number of witnesses examined, which resulted in eliciting about what has been stated.
     A Tribune reporter visited the scene during the afternoon and found the body of Frank lying a short distance from the road and weltering in a pool of blood. Someone had thrown a sheet over him to keep the flies away. A small crowd had collected and the tragedy was the sole topic of discussion, and Frank was bitterly denounced. After examining the body the coroner turned it over to relatives.
     Mr. Berme le Mans had fallen in the middle of the road nearly in front of the residence of Mrs. Dierckx. To protect the body from the heat of the sun, it had been carried in the school house and here the coroner held the inquest. The eyes were open and face bore a horrified look. A large crowd had collected and the killing was excitedly discussed.
     "What did he kill poor old Berme le Mans for?" could be heard on all sides. The question proved to be a hard one to solve, and after two hours investigation, the Tribune reporter felt like giving it up.
     From the best rumors obtainable it appears that Frank had applied for a pension and had employed Mr. Berme le Mans to write letters to Washington. His claim was rejected, and it seems that he thought Mr. Berme le Mans had done something to prevent him from drawing the pension. This story is generally credited as the cause of the tragedy. Others say that they quarreled over politics, and still others that Mr. Berme le Mans had said something which reflected on Frank's family.
     No one knew that there was any trouble between them. They had been warm friends for a number of years and Mr. Berme le Mans had boarded with Frank until a few months ago, and if they had ever quarreled the matter was a secret between the two. Both men were well and favorably known.
The Murdered Man
     Mr. Berme le Mans had been teaching the Catholic school at Taos for the last five years. Prior to coming to Taos he had resided in Osage county for twenty-five years or more and had followed school teaching. He was possessed of a splendid education and was very popular. At the time of his death he was a member of the democratic county central committee and took quite an interest in politics. He was a refined gentleman, inoffensive and kind-hearted. Probably no man in that part of the county was more universally respected and esteemed for his good qualities. He was probably 60 years old, single, as far as is know, and has no relatives living in this country. It is said that he owned considerable property in Osage county and Canada. His effects had not been examined when The Tribune reporter left.
The Murderer and Suicide
     Frank was about 50 years old. He was raised in this country and served through the war in the federal army. Those familiar with his war record say that he made a good soldier.
     He owned a farm two and a half miles above Osage City and was an industrious and intelligent farmer. He stood well n the neighborhood and never had any serious trouble before, and in fact, it was never known that he owned a pistol until after the shooting.
     The killing of Mr. Berme le Mans was undoubtedly premeditated, otherwise Frank would not have gone to church with a pistol in his pocket. He had nothing to fear from Mr. Berme le Mans physically, and it appears that the latter was very anxious to avoid a quarrel.
     The Tribune reporter called on Rev. Father Schmidt in the hope of obtaining information. The latter knew nothing that could have led to the terrible tragedy. He expressed the most sincere regret over the affair, but it was entirely unforeseen and consequently nothing could have been done to prevent it.
     It is seldom, indeed, that such a tragedy occurs where hundreds of people know both parties, and yet the crime is so hard to account for. Some think that Frank was laboring under a mental derangement. This appears to be the most reasonable solution, for a sane man would hardly commit such a crime without great provocation.
     Both the dead men were buried yesterday afternoon. Mr. Berme le Mans was buried in the Catholic cemetery at Taos. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Father Schmidt. A large number of friends attended the funeral and paid a last tribute to the deceased.
     Frank's funeral was conducted by the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization he had belonged to for a number of years. He was buried in the National Cemetery, near this city.
Frank was Insane
     After the remains of Frank were interred in the National Cemetery yesterday afternoon, one of the neighbors of the dead man stated to Postmaster Stampfl that he was undoubtedly insane. About ten days ago, it is said, that in talking to one of the neighbors Frank said that he might as well give up; the whole world was against him, and everything was going wrong. It is also said that Frank had taken up an idea that Capt. Schoennen of Osage City, who had always been one of his best friends, was an enemy.38

Another article concerning the murder and suicide by Joseph Frank from the Cole County Democrat read: News reached the city Sunday that Mr. F. Berme le Mans, of Liberty township, had been shot and killed by Mr. Joseph Frank, of the same towonship, at the little village of Taos Sunday morning about 8 o'clock. The coroner went to the scene of the murder and from him it is learned that Mr. Frank began quarrelling just after church about some matter not well understood, when Frank drew the ever ready pistol and fired, striking Berme le Mans in the breast. The latter grabbed him and said, "Joe you are not going to kill me?' When Frank fired again, sending a bullet through Berme le Mans Head, causing instant death. The murderer put the pistol to his own head and snapped it, but it failed to fire, when he ran off about two hundred yards and shot himself dead. Both were good citizens and the sad affair, involved in mystery as it is, has cast a gloom over the entire townsip. Mr. Berme le Mans was a popular man, a bachelor and without family or kinsmen in this country. He was a member of the Democratic County Central Committee and one of the best workers in the committee, by whom he will be greatly missed. He was a good, honest man, true to his party and his friends and devoted to his church. His death will be universally regretted. Mr. Frank has always been regarded as a good man., and his conduct is inexplicable to his friends. A well-to-do farmer and the father of an interesting family, no one can account for his action, though the presence of a pistol at church with him would indicate that it was premeditated. The funeral of Mr. Berme Le Mans took place at Taos last Monday afternoon and was largely attended. Mr. Frank was interred in the National cemetery last Monday, the G.A.R. Post having charge of the funeral ceremonies.40 He was buried on July 12, 1891 in 1024 East McCarty Street in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, in section 8, row 1, number 5, site 775.41,42,39,8
Joseph died intestate and Bernard Frank was named administrator.43 The inventory of the estate included:
[
Description of property:  
5 kegs $.50
1 churn $.50
400 oak shingles $4.00
1 cupboard $2.00
1 bedsted & bedding $6.00
1 bedsted & bedding $8.00
1 center table $1.50
3 pair lace curtains 2.00
3 pair cheese cloth curtains $.25
1 bedsted & bedding $4.00
1 table $.75
1 mirror $.35
1 lamp $.15
1 dozen chairs $3.00
2 tables #1.00
2 buckets $.25
1 tin bucket $.25
2 wash tubs $.50
1 sewing machine $5.00
1 cooking stove $20.00
1 shelf $.50
1 coal oil can $.25
1 clock $1.00
1 kitchen safe $1.00
1 cupboard  
9 calves $36.00
3 mules $275.00
2 horses $140.00
1 two- horse wagon $30.00
1 set of wagon harness $5.00
1 set of plow harness $3.00
1 two-horse wagon $10.00
1 binder new $100.00
1 binder old $5.00
20 bu. of corn $10.00
10 shoats $15.00
55 hogs $247.50
16 cows and 1 bull $170.00
13 stacks of wheat estimated at 1200 bu $720.00
20 loads of hay $80.00
3 loads of oats estimated at 50 bu. $10.00
20 acres of corn $175.00
1 grain drill $20.00
2 two-horse steal beam plows $10.00
1 cultivator $5.00
2 one-horse plows $3.50
1 hay rake $1.00
forks $1.75
2 shovels $.80
1 sleigh $10.00
1 two-horse harrow $.50
2 one-horse harrow $1.75
2 grinding hoes $.40
3 hoes $.80
2 axes $.80
5 bushels of wheat $3.50
1 mirror $.25
1 coal oil lamp $.20
3 flat irons $.50
2 dish pans $.25
3 doz. plates $.75
2 doz. cups & saucers $.75
2 sugar bowls $.25
4 dishes $.40
3 glass dishes $.15
1 sup bowl $.25
1/2 doz. tumblers $.50
10 fruit jars $.40
2 cream pitchers $.40
2 cream pitchers $.20
1 doz. knives and forks $.25
1/2 doz. tablespoons $.10
1/2 doz. teaspoons $.10
1 coffee mill $.10
19 sheep $35.00
18 geese $4.00
2 turkeys $1.00
5 doz. chickens $12.00
2 rolling colters $2.00
2 double trees $.60
1 cross cut saw $2.00
3 wedges $.55
5 lbs wool $1.00
7 sacks $.75
1 wheel barrow $1.00
2 log chains $1.25
1 post augur $.75
1 brush scythe $1.00
3 scythes $1.50
2 old grain cradle $.75
1 ballance $1.00
1 cash $2.50
4 hams weight 35 lbs. $2.80
5 pieces of bacon weight 75 lbs. $6.00
4 jars of lard weight 96 lbs $6.70
3 old barrels $.50
1 iron kettle $.75
1 grindstone $.40
700 lathes $1.50
2 mauls $.20
1 buck saw $.65
1 heating stove $1.00
1 old bedsted $.25
1 hay knife $.50
2 bundles of binding twine $.80
6 empty barrels $5.00
3 diz. milk crocks $2.00
1 brass kettle $1.50
  _________
Total amount of appraisement: $2,280.85


We the undersigned Appraisers, certify the above to be a full and fair appraisement of the goods, chattels and other Personal Estate of Joseph Frank, deceased, as produced before us, by Bernard Frank, Administrator of Said Joseph Frank, deceased. Given under our hands, this 3d day of August A. D. 1891 F. G. Schoenen, John H. Bremmen, J. J. Sommers.43 The inventory of the estate included:
Real estate as follows:
The south west fractional quarter of section twenty eight (28) township forty four (44) range ten (10) west containing one hundred and fifty eight 45/100 acres more or less. A part of the north west quarter which lays north of a creek running to the Osage river and a part of the fractional north east quarter which lays west of said creek all in section 33, township 44, range 10, beginning at the section corner between the sections 28,29,32,33. Thence south with the section line, between the sections 32 & 33 three chains and seventy six links to the center of a creek, thence meandering down in the center of said creek in east direction to the point where the section line between the sections 28 & 33 intersects said creek, thence west with said section line to the point of beginning containing thirty one acres and twenty one hundredths of an acre (31 21/100). South east fractional quarter (west of Osage river) of section twenty eight in township forty four of range ten west certificate No. 5028 and patent to Benjamin M. Lile containing fourteen and forty two hundredths acres.
Also, personal property, goods and chattels, as follows:
9 calves, 3 mules, 2 horses, 2 two horse wagons, 1 set plow harness, 1 set of wagon harness, 1 binder new, 1 binder old, 20 bu. of corn, 10 shoats, 55 hogs, 16 cows, 1 bull, 13 stacks of wheat estimated at 1200 bu., 120 loads of hay, 3 loads of oats estimated at 50 bu. , 20 acres of corn, 1 grain drill, 2 two horse steel beam plows, 1 cultivator, 2 one horse plows, 1 hay rake, 5 forks, 2 shovels, 1 sleigh, 1 two horse harrow, 2 one horse harrow, 2 grinding hoes, 3 hoes, 2 axes, 5 bu. of wheat, 1 tarpaulin, lot of tools, 1 wheel barrow, 2 log chains, 1 post augur, 1 brush scythe, 3 scythes, 2 old grain cradles, 1 ballance, one cash, 4 hams weight 35 lbs., 5 pieces of bacon weight 75 lbs., 4 jars lard weight 96 lbs., 3 old barrels, 1 iron kettle, 1 grind stone, 700 lathes, 2 mauls, 1 buck saw, 1 heat stove, 1 old bedsted, 1 hay knife, 2 bundles of binding twine, 6 empty barrels, 3 doz. milk croks, 1 brass kettle, 5 empty kegs, 1 churn, 400 oak shingles, 1 cupboard, 2 bedsteds & bedding, 1 center table, 3 pair lace curtains, 3 pair cheese cloth curtains, 1 bedsted & bedding, 1 wash stand, 1 lantern, 1 bedsted & bedding, 1 table, 1 mirror, 1 lamp, 1 doz. chairs, 2 tables, 2 buckets, 1 tin bucket, 2 wash tubs, 1 sewing machine, 1 cooking stove, 1 shelf, 1 coal oil can, 1 clock, 1 kitchen safe, 1 cupboard, 1 mirror, 1 coal oil lamp, 3 flat irons, 2 dish pans, 3 doz. plated, 2 doz. cups & saucers, 2 sugar bowls, 4 dishes, 3 glass dishes, 1 soul bowl, 1/2 doz. tumblers, 10 fruit jars, 2 cream pitchers, 2 pitchers, 1 doz. knives & forks, 1/2 doz. tablespoons, 1/2 doz. teaspoons, 1 coffee mill, 19 sheep, 18 geese, 2 turkeys, 5 doz. chickens, 2 rolling collers, 2 double trees, 1 cross cut saw, 3 wedges, 5 lbs. wool, 7 sacks.43

The probate of his estate was filed, an inventory was taken on August 4, 1891. Frank Hoffmeyer and John H. Bremmer were the witnesses.43
An interim settlement of his estate was filed on August 11, 1892 with Probate Court, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.43 The settlement stated "Now, at this day comes Bernard Frank, Administrator fo the Estate of Joseph Frank deceased and presents his accounts and vouchers for his 2nd annual settlement and asks the court to approve same as follows, vis:

Balance due of land settlement          1005.40
And the Administrator further charges himself with amounts collected sice last settlement as follows:
To 630 bushels of wheat sold          324.61
To 12 head of hogs sold          157.35
To 2 cows sold          40.00
To 2 cows sold          22.00
To 29 bushels of apples sold          27.00
To 2 hogs sold          30.00

And asks credit for the following amounts
1 To taxes for 1892     30.27
2 To B. G. Fork dues for church     8.25
3 A. M. Beckers for lumber     26.24
4 W. W. Wagner Adm. of John Vlierberghe interest     88.50
5 Charles Dirckx road tax     2.00
6 Henry Schubert for Molds?     19.40
7 Wm. A. Marlock for mower     48.75
8 W. W. Wagner Adm. of John Vlierberghe note     105.10
9 W. W. Wagner Adm. of John Vlierberghe note     144.90
10 Henry Schubert, sundries     24.45
11 B. D. Schlueter sundries     14.50
12 Henry Rakers for work     12.00
13 Martin Keith blacksmithing     12.80
14 William Goetschel for work     48.00
15 Clem Dirckx for work     20.00

To making this settlement     2.00
Probate fees for making settlement     3.25

     1626.36
Total credits     618.40
Balance due     1007.95.43
"
An interim settlement of his estate was filed on August 23, 1893 with Probate Court, Missouri.43
After closing out his estate, the final settlement was filed on February 14, 1894 with Probate Court, Missouri.43 The settlement stated "Now at this day comes Ben. Frank, Administrator of the estate of Joseph Frank, deceased and present his accounts and vouchers for his final settlement and asks the court for approval as follows, vis:

The Administrator charges himself with balance due of each settlement     1007.95

Sold two ewes for     40.00
Sold 21 heads of hogs for     219.00
Sold one ewe for     20.00

And asks credit for the following disbursements
Paid note of Eike Eiken          200.00
Paid Wm. Wagner administrator of John Vlierberghe interest          82.15
Paid Phillip Ott for lumber          43.88
County Taxes for the year 1893          32.98
J. A. Edwards notice of final settlement          2.50
Paid to Wm. W. Wagner Adm. of Jno Vlierberghe note of          1220.00
Probate fees          4.25
Making this settlement          1.00

Debits          1286.95
Total Credits          1586.76
Balance due Administrator     299.81."43

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1860Liberty Township, Cole County, MissouriJoseph Frank5
1870Liberty Township, MissouriJoseph Frank29
1870Cole County, MissouriJoseph Frank25
1880Liberty Township, MissouriJoseph Frank6
1890Taos, Cole County, MissouriJoseph Frank36

Family

Mary Ann Hoffmeyer b. August, 1833, d. January 16, 1900
Children

Citations

  1. [S2777] Joseph Frank, Baptismal Record.
  2. [S2732] Joseph Frank, Birth Record.
  3. [S2728] Nicolas Frank, Birth Record.
  4. [S2729] Marie Anne Frank, Birth Record.
  5. [S1114] 1860 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Joe Frank household.
  6. [S1122] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Joseph Frank household.
  7. [S3384] Margaret H. Gentges, Osage County Missouri Immigrants and ships, page 30.
  8. [S556] Internet Site: Find-A-Grave Web Site).
  9. [S2898] Passenger list Ship George Hurlbut , arrived February 2, 1859.
  10. [S2907] Internet Site: Forrest R. Holdcamper, comp., List of American-flag Merchant Vessels that received Certificates of Enrollment or Registry at the Port of New York, 1789-1867 (Record Groups 41 and 36), National Archives Publication 68-10, Special Lists 22 (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Service, 1968), pp. 276; Carl C. Cutler, Queens of the Western Ocean; The Story of America's Mail and Passenger Sailing Lines (Annapolis: United States Naval Institute, c1961), pp. 388 396, 397, 497, and 521]. I know nothing at present of the George Hurlbut's later history or ultimate fate. Posted by Michael Palmer, March 21, 1998Immigrant Ships, Ship Descriptions from Various Internet Mailing Lists List and from Direct Submissions E-mailed to the Owner of this Web Site).
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  18. [S2653] St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, St. Francis Xavier Church Records, Baptismal Records 1837-1876.
  19. [S4813] Frank Joseph Civil War Record 2.
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  21. [S2871] Frederick H. Dyer Late 7th Connecticut Volunteers, A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, volume III.
  22. [S1115] 1860 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Mary A. Frank household.
  23. [S4237] Frank Joseph-Wagner Deed.
  24. [S4238] Frank Joseph-Wagner-Wielandy Deed of Trust.
  25. [S1118] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Joseph Frank household.
  26. [S4206] Joseph Frank - Ann Hoffmeyer marriage certificate.
  27. [S2653] St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, St. Francis Xavier Church Records, volume 2, marriages, November 14, 1865, reel M 36.
  28. [S4982] Guy M. Sone and Ruth Wells Sone, Marriage Records of Cole Co. Mo. 1821-1900, Recorded Book C, Page 34.
  29. [S2902] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Productions of Agriculture Schedule), Joseph Frank entry.
  30. [S4416] Hoffmeyer Ignatz - Frank Joseph Deed.
  31. [S2363] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Bernard Hoffmeier household.
  32. [S2901] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Ignas Hoffmeier household.
  33. [S3405] Joseph Frank Land Delinquent List.
  34. [S2364] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Bernard Hoffmeyer household.
  35. [S3628] Joseph Frank, Joseph Frank Civil War Pension.
  36. [S1127] 1890 U.S. Federal Census (Special Schedule of the Eleventh Census numerating Surviving Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines and Widows, Etc), Joseph Frank entry.
  37. [S4231] St. Francis Xavier Sesquicentennial Committee, History of St. Francis Xavier Church Taos.
  38. [S2905] Joseph Frank murder and suicide article.
  39. [S4530] U. S. Veterans Administration, "Nationwide Gravesite Locator Website" database.
  40. [S4884] Frank Joseph Murder and Suicide Article.
  41. [S2103] Internet Site: Interments at Jefferson Barracks Cemetery, St. Louis).
  42. [S2622] National Cemetery, National Cemetery.
  43. [S3383] Joseph Frank Probate file.
  44. [S5933] Barbara Frank Death Certificate.
  45. [S2653] St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, St. Francis Xavier Church Records, Marriage Records.
  46. [S5055] Bennett Frank Death Certificate.

Catherine Wolfrum1

F, #3844, b. January 4, 1860, d. July 12, 1943
Father*Ulrich Wolfrum1,2
Mother*Catherine Buchta1,2
     Catherine Wolfrum was a member of at Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.1 Catherine Wolfrum, daughter of Ulrich Wolfrum and Catherine Buchta, was born on January 4, 1860 in Cole County, Missouri.1,3,4,2
Catherine was enumerated with her grandparent, John Wolfrum under the name of "Catherine Wolfrom" on the 1870 U. S. Census for Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as a 9-year-old white female, born in Missouri. Her parents were foreign-born. She has attended school within the year.4
Catherine married Frederick "Fritz" Raithel, son of Wolfgang Adam Raithel and Magdalena Heissinger, on May 5, 1881 at Missouri.5,6,7,8
Catherine and Frederick "Fritz" Raithel lived after 1883 in Missouri. Residing with them were..1
Catherine was enumerated as the wife of Frederick "Fritz" Raithel under the name of "Catherine Raithel" on the 1900 U. S. Census of Marion Township, Centertown, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as a 40-year-old married white female, born in Missouri as were her parents. She has been married for nineteen years and has borne three children, all of whom are living. She is able to read, write, and speak English.9
Catherine and Frederick "Fritz" Raithel lived in 1920 at Booneville Road in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. Residing with them were..6
Catherine Wolfrum lived before July, 1943 R. F. D. #1, Marion, Cole County, Missouri.2
Catherine died on July 12, 1943 at St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City, Missouri, at age 83, Christian Frederich Raithel was the informant on her death certificate.2 Her cause of death was acute entero-colitis, senility, chronic nephritis, and uremic coma.2 Catherine Wolfrum was buried on July 16, 1943 in Riverview Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.2

Family

Frederick "Fritz" Raithel b. January 15, 1857, d. November 18, 1921
Children

Citations

  1. [S768] Chicago, Illinois The Goodspeed Publishing Company, History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage Counties, Missouri.
  2. [S8489] Catherine Raithel Death Certificate.
  3. [S8317] 1940 — Sixteenth Census of the United States (Population Schedule), Missouri, C. F. Raithel household.
  4. [S8370] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John Wolfrom household.
  5. [S768] Chicago, Illinois The Goodspeed Publishing Company, History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage Counties, Missouri, page 881.
  6. [S4975] Frederick Death Raithel Certificate.
  7. [S4982] Guy M. Sone and Ruth Wells Sone, Marriage Records of Cole Co. Mo. 1821-1900, Recorded Book D, Page 229.
  8. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  9. [S4996] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Fred Raithel household.
  10. [S423] Boone Family Tree CD 7.
  11. [S8374] Gisgal (submitter e-mail withheld) member family tree titled "Raithel Family in Illinois Tree" uploaded February 15, 2014,(Online: The Generations Network, Incorporated, www.ancestry.com). Last accessed on February 15, 2014.

Ulrich Wolfrum1

M, #3845
Father*John Wolfrum2 b. circa 1811
Mother*Elizabeth (?)2 b. circa 1807
     Ulrich Wolfrum, son of John Wolfrum and Elizabeth (?), was born in Germany.1
Ulrich Wolfrum lived Cole County, Missouri.3
Ulrich married Catherine Buchta.1
In June, 1870 Ulrich Wolfrum farmed in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.2
Ulrich was enumerated with his parent John Wolfrum under the name of "Ulrich Wolfrom" on the 1870 U. S. Census for Missouri. He was listed as a 30-year-old white male, born in Bavaria. He is a male citizen, and his parents were both foreign-born. His real estate is valued at $2500.00 and his personal property at $500.00.2

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1870Jefferson City, Cole County, MissouriJohn Wolfrum2

Family

Catherine Buchta
Children

Citations

  1. [S768] Chicago, Illinois The Goodspeed Publishing Company, History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage Counties, Missouri.
  2. [S8370] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John Wolfrom household.
  3. [S768] Chicago, Illinois The Goodspeed Publishing Company, History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage Counties, Missouri, page 881.
  4. [S8489] Catherine Raithel Death Certificate.
  5. [S8365] Margaret Raithel Death Certificate.
  6. [S6447] Jefferson City Post-Tribune "issue of April 7, 1970."

Catherine Buchta1

F, #3846
     Catherine Buchta was born in Cole County, Missouri.1
Catherine married Ulrich Wolfrum, son of John Wolfrum and Elizabeth (?).1
Catherine was enumerated as the daughter-in-law of John Wolfrum under the name of "Catherine Wolfrom" on the 1870 U. S. Census for Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as a 33-year-old white female, born in Bavaria. Her parents were also foreign-born.2

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1870Jefferson City, Cole County, MissouriJohn Wolfrum2

Family

Ulrich Wolfrum
Children

Citations

  1. [S768] Chicago, Illinois The Goodspeed Publishing Company, History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage Counties, Missouri.
  2. [S8370] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John Wolfrom household.
  3. [S8489] Catherine Raithel Death Certificate.
  4. [S8365] Margaret Raithel Death Certificate.
  5. [S6447] Jefferson City Post-Tribune "issue of April 7, 1970."

Christian Frederich Raithel1,2

M, #3847, b. March 28, 1882, d. May 4, 1969
Father*Frederick "Fritz" Raithel1 b. January 15, 1857, d. November 18, 1921
Mother*Catherine Wolfrum3,1 b. January 4, 1860, d. July 12, 1943
     Christian Frederich Raithel, son of Frederick "Fritz" Raithel and Catherine Wolfrum, was born on March 28, 1882 in Cole County, Missouri.1,4,5,6,7
Christian was enumerated as the son of Frederick "Fritz" Raithel on the 1900 U. S. Census of Marion Township, Centertown, Cole County, Missouri. He was listed as an 18-year-old single white male, born in Missouri as were his parents. He has attended school within the year and is able to read, write, and speak English.4 Christian Frederich Raithel and Anna Katherine Schnieders obtained a marriage license on June 27, 1907 at Missouri.2
Christian married Anna Katherine Schnieders, daughter of Bernard Herman Schnieders and Anna Maria Katherine Sandt, on July 16, 1907 at Taos, Cole County, Missouri. Recorded in Book 5, page 423.2,8
In 1940 Christian Frederich Raithel farmed at Osage Township in Missouri.7 Christian was the informant listed on the death certificate of Catherine Wolfrum on July 12, 1943.9 At the time of his death the location for mailing benefits was reported as Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri by the Social Security Administration.5
Christian died on May 4, 1969 in Missouri, at age 87.5,6,8
Christian was mentioned in Gladys Hilda Raithel's obituary on February 19, 2012 as preceding the deceased in death.10,11

Family

Anna Katherine Schnieders b. September 19, 1883, d. April 29, 1959
Children

Citations

  1. [S768] Chicago, Illinois The Goodspeed Publishing Company, History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage Counties, Missouri.
  2. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  3. [S423] Boone Family Tree CD 7.
  4. [S4996] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Fred Raithel household.
  5. [S358] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com (database online), 2005.
  6. [S6810] Funeral Card for Christian Raithel.
  7. [S8317] 1940 — Sixteenth Census of the United States (Population Schedule), Missouri, C. F. Raithel household.
  8. [S2040] Ancestry World Tree.
  9. [S8489] Catherine Raithel Death Certificate.
  10. [S2911] Jefferson City News Tribune Newspaper - Online Edition "issue of February 19, 2012."
  11. [S556] Internet Site: Find-A-Grave Web Site).
  12. [S2911] Jefferson City News Tribune Newspaper - Online Edition "issue of February 19, 2012."
  13. [S1594] Internet Site: Under the "Public Member Stories".Ancestry web site).
  14. [S2911] Jefferson City News Tribune Newspaper - Online Edition "issue of July 15, 2010."
  15. [S7522] Wm Ebeler (submitter e-mail withheld) member family tree titled "ourfamily_2012_" uploaded January 7, 2012,unknown repository memo3, unknown repository memo4). Last accessed on January 7, 2012.
  16. [S2911] Jefferson City News Tribune Newspaper - Online Edition "issue of June 15, 2008."

Edmund Ulrich Raithel1,2,3

M, #3848, b. October 20, 1883, d. February 23, 1982
Father*Frederick "Fritz" Raithel1 b. January 15, 1857, d. November 18, 1921
Mother*Catherine Wolfrum1 b. January 4, 1860, d. July 12, 1943
     Edmund Ulrich Raithel, son of Frederick "Fritz" Raithel and Catherine Wolfrum, was born on October 20, 1883 in Cole County, Missouri.1,4,5,6,7
Edmund was enumerated as the son of Frederick "Fritz" Raithel under the name of "Edward Raithel" on the 1900 U. S. Census of Marion Township, Centertown, Cole County, Missouri. He was listed as a 16-year-old single white male, born in Missouri as were his parents. He has attended school within the year and is able to read, write, and speak English.4
Edmund Ulrich Raithel lived before August, 1911 Marion, Cole County, Missouri.2 Maggie Mae Harris and Edmund Ulrich Raithel obtained a marriage license on August 23, 1911 at Missouri.2
Edmund married Maggie Mae Harris, daughter of J. Oliver Harris, on August 23, 1911 at Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. The ceremony was performed by Jno. E. Garman, Judge of Probate Court of Cole County, Missouri. The attendants were Miss Gertrude Harris of Jefferson City and Arthur M. Tremaine of Boone County.2,7,3
Edmund Ulrich Raithel lived in 1918 R. R. #1, Marion Township, Cole County, Missouri.6
Between 1918 and 1940 Edmund Ulrich Raithel farmed at Marion Township in Cole County, Missouri.8,6 Edmund registered for the draft of the United States Armed Forces on September 18, 1918 at Missouri, He is describes as a white native born citizen, of medium height and build, with brown eyes and dark hair. His nearest relative is listed as Maggie May Raithel, his wife.6
Edmund is a head of household, under the name of "E. U. Raithel", on the 1920 U. S. Census of Marion Township, Missouri. He was identified as a 36-year-old white married male, born in Missouri, as were his parents. He rents his farm, numbered 78, and is able to read, write, and speak English. Also residing with this family is Henry Fletcher a 36-year-old laborer.. Enumerated with him were: his wife Maggie Mae, his son Oliver F.8
Edmund is a head of household on the 1930 U. S. Census of Marion Township, Missouri. He was identified as a 46-year-old white male, married since the age of 27 years. He and his parents were born in Missouri. He owns his farm, numbered 21, and is able to read, write, and speak English. He works on his own account and is not a veteran.. Enumerated with him were: his wife Maggie Mae, his son Oliver F.9
A party was held for Edmund Ulrich and Maggie Mae in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary on August 15, 1971 at at their home, Missouri. Among those attending were Mrs. Tom Long, Mr. and mrs. Oliver Raithel and Mr. and Mrs. John McNay, Susan and Johnny..3 At the time of his death the location for mailing benefits was reported as Centertown, Cole County, Missouri by the Social Security Administration.5
Edmund died on February 23, 1982 at age 98.5,7 He was buried circa February 25, 1982 in Riverview Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.7

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1900Marion Township, Centertown, Cole County, MissouriFrederick "Fritz" Raithel4
1920Marion Township, Cole County, MissouriEdmund Ulrich Raithel8
1930Marion Township, MissouriEdmund Ulrich Raithel9

Family

Maggie Mae Harris b. 1892
Child

Citations

  1. [S768] Chicago, Illinois The Goodspeed Publishing Company, History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage Counties, Missouri.
  2. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007, In book 6, page 419.
  3. [S6447] Jefferson City Post-Tribune "issue of August 12, 1971."
  4. [S4996] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Fred Raithel household.
  5. [S358] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com (database online), 2005.
  6. [S431] World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com (database online), 2002.
  7. [S556] Internet Site: Find-A-Grave Web Site).
  8. [S8757] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), E. U. Raithel household.
  9. [S8758] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Edmond U. Raithel household.

Catherine Raithel1,2

F, #3849, b. March, 1885, d. December 24, 1970
Father*Frederick "Fritz" Raithel1,3 b. January 15, 1857, d. November 18, 1921
Mother*Catherine Wolfrum1,3 b. January 4, 1860, d. July 12, 1943
Catherine Raithel
     Catherine Raithel was also known as Katie Raithel.3 Catherine Raithel, daughter of Frederick "Fritz" Raithel and Catherine Wolfrum, was born in March, 1885 in Cole County, Missouri.4,2
Catherine was listed in Catherine Raithel's obituary on April 12, 1900 as surviving.5
Catherine was enumerated as the daughter of Frederick "Fritz" Raithel on the 1900 U. S. Census of Marion Township, Centertown, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as a 14-year-old single white female, born in Missouri as were her parents. She has attended school within the year and is able to read, write, and speak English.2
Catherine Raithel lived before September, 1907 Marion, Cole County, Missouri.6 She and Kelley Columbus Garnett obtained a marriage license on September 4, 1907 at Missouri.6
Catherine married Kelley Columbus Garnett, son of Harvey Garnett and Emma Scott, on September 4, 1907 at Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. The marriage was performed by Henry Bode, Justice of the County Court.6,7 Her husband, Kelley, died on March 2, 1917 at age 31. She was the informant on his death certificate.6,8,7
Catherine married Harley Francis on July 16, 1919 at Moniteau County, Missouri.3
Catherine was enumerated as the wife of Harley Francis under the name of "Kate Francis" on the 1920 U. S. Census of Missouri. She was listed as a 34-year-old married white female, born in Missouri, as were her parents. She is able to read, write, and speak English.9 Catherine Raithel was divorced in 1930.3
Catherine died on December 24, 1970 in Centertown, Cole County, Missouri, at age 85.3
Kelley and Katherine Raithel Garnett Tombstone

Family 1

Kelley Columbus Garnett b. February 10, 1886, d. March 2, 1917
Children

Family 2

Harley Francis b. 1889, d. 1961
Child

Citations

  1. [S768] Chicago, Illinois The Goodspeed Publishing Company, History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage Counties, Missouri.
  2. [S4996] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Fred Raithel household.
  3. [S8374] Gisgal (submitter e-mail withheld) member family tree titled "Raithel Family in Illinois Tree" uploaded February 15, 2014,(Online: The Generations Network, Incorporated, www.ancestry.com). Last accessed on February 15, 2014.
  4. [S768] Chicago, Illinois The Goodspeed Publishing Company, History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage Counties, Missouri, page 881.
  5. [S8405] Independence Bulletin-Journal "issue of April 12, 1900."
  6. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  7. [S556] Internet Site: Find-A-Grave Web Site).
  8. [S8490] Kelly Columbus Garnett Death Certificate.
  9. [S8491] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Harley Francis household.

Rosa E. Finke1,2

F, #3850, b. January 26, 1864, d. June 26, 1892
Father*Henry C. Finke1 b. May 23, 1814, d. September 13, 1895
Mother*Sophia Meyer1 b. July 18, 1820, d. March 31, 1915
     Rosa E. Finke, daughter of Henry C. Finke and Sophia Meyer, was born on January 26, 1864 in Missouri.3,2
She lived with her parents, Sophia and Henry, in 1880 at High Street, California, Moniteau County, Missouri.3
Rosa was enumerated as the daughter of Henry C. Finke on the 1880 U. S. Census of California, Moniteau County, Missouri. She was listed as a 16-year-old single white female who was born in Missouri and had attended school during the last year. Her parents were both born in Hannover.3
Rosa died on June 26, 1892 at age 28.2 She was buried in June, 1892 in California Masonic Cemetery in California, Moniteau County, Missouri.2
Rosa E. Finke Tombstone

Rosa was mentioned in Sophia Meyer's obituary in March, 1915 as preceding the deceased in death.4,5

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1880California, Moniteau County, MissouriHenry C. Finke3

Citations

  1. [S768] Chicago, Illinois The Goodspeed Publishing Company, History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage Counties, Missouri, page 940.
  2. [S5444] California Masonic Cemetery, California Masonic Cemetery Burial Records.
  3. [S3160] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), H. C. Finke household.
  4. [S943] Obituary of Sophia Finke.
  5. [S1018] Jessie Paulette Gamm Kittleson, Swillum Family History.

John Henry Starke1,2

M, #3851, b. December 8, 1870, d. January 17, 1947
     John Henry Starke was born on December 8, 1870 in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri.2
John married Mary Fehlings on January 17, 1893 at Missouri.1,2
John died on January 17, 1947 in Missouri, at age 76.2 He was buried circa January 19, 1947 in Assumption Cemetery in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri.3

Family

Mary Fehlings b. February 9, 1870, d. November 27, 1972
Children

Citations

  1. [S770] George (Krcmar) Kishmar, A History of Chamois, Missouri, page 108.
  2. [S8130] Unknown compiler, Family Group Sheet for Johann Heinrich Starke/Catherine Saatmann family Family.
  3. [S556] Internet Site: Find-A-Grave Web Site).

Mary Fehlings1

F, #3852, b. February 9, 1870, d. November 27, 1972
Mary Fehlings
From Family Tree on Ancestry
     Mary Fehlings was born on February 9, 1870 in Rhineland, Montgomery County, Missouri.2
Mary married John Henry Starke on January 17, 1893 at Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri.1,2
Mary died on November 27, 1972 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, at age 102.2 She was buried circa November 29, 1972 in Assumption Cemetery in Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri.3

Family

John Henry Starke b. December 8, 1870, d. January 17, 1947
Children

Citations

  1. [S770] George (Krcmar) Kishmar, A History of Chamois, Missouri, page 108.
  2. [S8130] Unknown compiler, Family Group Sheet for Johann Heinrich Starke/Catherine Saatmann family Family.
  3. [S556] Internet Site: Find-A-Grave Web Site).

Agnes Masson1

F, #3853, b. September 10, 1862, d. July 9, 1895
Father*(?) Masson
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)
     Agnes Masson was also known as Agnes Meesen.2 Agnes Masson, daughter of (?) Masson, was born on September 10, 1862 in Germany.1,3
Agnes married Johann Francis Mertens, son of Peter Lorenz Mertens and Anna Gertrude Schers, in 1880.1,4,3,2
Agnes was enumerated as the wife of Johann Francis Mertens under the name of "Agnes Mertens" on the 1880 U. S. Census of Linn Township, Osage County, Missouri. She was listed as a 17-year-old white female who has been married within the year. She keeps house. She is able to read and write German, but not English. She was born in Missouri, while her parents were both born in Prussia.4
John and Agnes Masson Mertens
Home in Loose Creek
John and Agnes Masson Mertens

Agnes died on July 9, 1895 at age 32.3 She was buried circa July 11, 1895 in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.3

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1880Linn Township, Osage County, MissouriJohann Francis Mertens4

Family

Johann Francis Mertens b. September 5, 1856
Children

Citations

  1. [S770] George (Krcmar) Kishmar, A History of Chamois, Missouri, page 108.
  2. [S3385] Margaret H. Gentges, Osage Co. Mo. Births/Baptisms, page 4.
  3. [S422] Sharon Kliethermes and Rita Kliethermes, Cemeteries of Osage County MO.
  4. [S2576] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John Mertens household.
  5. [S6475] Lorenz J. Mertens Death Certificate.
  6. [S3385] Margaret H. Gentges, Osage Co. Mo. Births/Baptisms, page 72.

Lorenz John Mertens1,2

M, #3854, b. November 19, 1880, d. May 17, 1920
Father*Johann Francis Mertens1,3,4 b. September 5, 1856
Mother*Agnes Masson1,3,4 b. September 10, 1862, d. July 9, 1895
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     Lorenz John Mertens, son of Johann Francis Mertens and Agnes Masson, was born on November 19, 1880 in Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.3,2,5,1,6,4 He was baptized on November 24, 1880 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Loose Creek, Osage County, Missouri.4
Lorenz married Anna Theodora Giesing, daughter of Gerard Giesing and Rosa A. Reymer, circa 1900.7,1,4
Lorenz John was the manager of the Chamois Milling Company in 1913 at Chamois, Osage County, Missouri.8
In 1915 Lorenz John Mertens farmed in Missouri.3,9
Lorenz John Mertens lived in 1915 Crawford Township, Linn, Osage County, Missouri.9
Anna and Lorenz John Mertens lived on June 5, 1917 in Missouri. Residing with them were..2 Lorenz registered for the draft to serve in the military during WWI on September 12, 1918 at Osage County, Missouri, He is described as being a white, native born citizen of medium height, stout build, with grey eyes and brown hair.2
Lorenz John was a self-employed retail merchant and farmer on September 12, 1918 at Missouri.2
Anna and Lorenz John Mertens lived before 1920 in Missouri. Residing with them were..3
Lorenz died on May 17, 1920 in Missouri, at age 39, Anna Theodora Giesing was the informant on his death certificate he was hit and killed by a train while walking back home on the railroad tracks from seeing about his farm crop east of town.1,5 His cause of death was being accidentally struck by a train.3
He attended the public school in Loose Creek and spent his youth on his father's farm.
When 21 years old, he took a course in business and commercial science at Beasleys Academy at Columbia, Mo. In 1902 he settled in Luystown, Mo., where he clerked for six months in his uncle's store. At the end of this period he accepted a position as bookkeeper and general manager for the Morrison Milling Company where he remained for a year.
In 1905 after two years of having been engaged in business at Morrison, Lorenz came to Chamois and went into partnership with his brother Frank in the saloon business. Later he bought out his brother and continued in business until 1911. (His wife had a restaurant adjoining the saloon on the west side of Main at Pacific.
In that year he sold out and organized with others the Chamois Milling Company of which he was made general manager and secretary and built a large mill at Chamois.
A Catholic, Lorenz belonged to the Modern Woodmen of America, of which he later was Head Council.1 Lorenz John Mertens was buried on May 20, 1920 in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Chamois, Osage County, Missouri.3,5

Family

Anna Theodora Giesing b. May 8, 1881, d. February 19, 1951
Children

Citations

  1. [S770] George (Krcmar) Kishmar, A History of Chamois, Missouri, page 108.
  2. [S431] World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com (database online), 2002.
  3. [S6475] Lorenz J. Mertens Death Certificate.
  4. [S3385] Margaret H. Gentges, Osage Co. Mo. Births/Baptisms, page 72.
  5. [S6507] St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery Records.
  6. [S6935] Gerard J. Mertens Death Certificate.
  7. [S6473] Anna D. Mertens Death Certificate.
  8. [S7659] U.S., Indexed County Land Ownership Maps, 1860-1918, Ancestry.com (database online), 2010.
  9. [S769] Osage County Business and Individual Directory.
  10. [S6938] Josephine Walker Death Certificate.
  11. [S556] Internet Site: Find-A-Grave Web Site).

Anna Theodora Giesing1

F, #3855, b. May 8, 1881, d. February 19, 1951
Father*Gerard Giesing2
Mother*Rosa A. Reymer2,1
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)
     Anna Theodora Giesing was also known as Anna D. (w/Lorenz John) Mertens.2,3 Anna Theodora Giesing, daughter of Gerard Giesing and Rosa A. Reymer, was born on May 8, 1881 in Chamois, Osage County, Missouri.2,1,4
Anna married Lorenz John Mertens, son of Johann Francis Mertens and Agnes Masson, circa 1900.2,1,5
Anna Theodora Giesing lived in 1915 Missouri.6
Anna and Lorenz John Mertens lived on June 5, 1917 in Missouri. Residing with them were..3
Anna and Lorenz John Mertens lived before 1920 in Missouri. Residing with them were..7 Her husband, Lorenz, died on May 17, 1920 at age 39. She was the informant on his death certificate.1,8 Her cause of death was Cerebral Hemorrhage, hypertension,
renal damage and arteriosclerosis.2
Anna died on February 19, 1951 at Benton Township in Chamois, Osage County, Missouri, at age 69 The informant on Anna's death certificate was Mary Mertens of Chamois, Missouri..2 She was buried on February 22, 1951 in Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Chamois, Osage County, Missouri.2

Family

Lorenz John Mertens b. November 19, 1880, d. May 17, 1920
Children

Citations

  1. [S770] George (Krcmar) Kishmar, A History of Chamois, Missouri, page 108.
  2. [S6473] Anna D. Mertens Death Certificate.
  3. [S431] World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com (database online), 2002.
  4. [S6935] Gerard J. Mertens Death Certificate.
  5. [S3385] Margaret H. Gentges, Osage Co. Mo. Births/Baptisms, page 72.
  6. [S769] Osage County Business and Individual Directory.
  7. [S6475] Lorenz J. Mertens Death Certificate.
  8. [S6507] St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery Records.
  9. [S6938] Josephine Walker Death Certificate.
  10. [S556] Internet Site: Find-A-Grave Web Site).

Gerard Giesing

M, #3856
     Gerard Giesing was also known as Gerhard Geising.1
Gerard married Rosa A. Reymer.2

Family

Rosa A. Reymer
Child

Citations

  1. [S6473] Anna D. Mertens Death Certificate.
  2. [S770] George (Krcmar) Kishmar, A History of Chamois, Missouri, page 108.

Rosa A. Reymer1,2

F, #3857
     Rosa married Gerard Giesing.1

Family

Gerard Giesing
Child

Citations

  1. [S770] George (Krcmar) Kishmar, A History of Chamois, Missouri, page 108.
  2. [S6473] Anna D. Mertens Death Certificate.

Josephine Mertens

F, #3858, b. April 15, 1904, d. November 25, 1929
Father*Lorenz John Mertens1,2 b. November 19, 1880, d. May 17, 1920
Mother*Anna Theodora Giesing1,2 b. May 8, 1881, d. February 19, 1951
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     Josephine Mertens, daughter of Lorenz John Mertens and Anna Theodora Giesing, was born on April 15, 1904 in Missouri.1,2
Josephine married Edward Walker before 1929.1,2
Josephine Mertens and Edward Walker lived before November, 1929 Chamois, Osage County, Missouri.1
Josephine died on November 25, 1929 at St. John's Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, at age 25, Edward Walker was the informant on her death certificate Death seems to have occurred in St. Louis, Missouri, even though not stated as such on death certificate. Attending physician was Joseph Hardy, MD, who was located in the 1930 census in St. Louis City, Missouri, with an address of 7602 South Broadway..1,2 Her cause of death was Acute myocarditis following influenza.1 Mrs. Josephine Walker was buried after November 25, 1929 in Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery in Chamois, Osage County, Missouri.2

Family

Edward Walker b. February 26, 1902, d. January 10, 1990

Citations

  1. [S6938] Josephine Walker Death Certificate.
  2. [S556] Internet Site: Find-A-Grave Web Site).

Gerard John Mertens

M, #3859, b. November 12, 1906, d. August 2, 1947
Father*Lorenz John Mertens1 b. November 19, 1880, d. May 17, 1920
Mother*Anna Theodora Giesing1 b. May 8, 1881, d. February 19, 1951
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     Gerard John Mertens, son of Lorenz John Mertens and Anna Theodora Giesing, was born on November 12, 1906 in Chamois, Osage County, Missouri.2,3,1
Gerard (his first marriage) married Mary E. Davis (her first marriage), daughter of Barney Davis and Harriet "Hattie" Jones, on January 29, 1929.2,3,4
Some of Gerard's first jobs were with the local International Shoe Factory and the Missouri Pacific Railroad. In November 1932 he and Mary tookover the O. K. Restaurant and with the end of prohibition on April 7, 1933, he started selling beer. They operated this business, which was in a building on Pacific Street, until April 1942.
After the restaurant business was sold, Gerard had various jobs. For two seasons he worked as a deckhand on a Corps of Engineers reconnaissance survey boat, after which he wen t to Washington, Missouri, to work for the Corps for several years. His next job was at the Klondike Silica Quarry near Augusta, Missouri, where he drove a truck hauling spoils to an embankment and at the Tavern Rock Sand Company.
He was a member of the Most Pure Heart of Mary Church in Chamois and of St. Francis Borgia Chruch in Washington and a member of the SEISL Council No. 1121 E. of C. and Washington Lodge No. 1559 B.P.O.E.2,4
Gerard died on August 2, 1947 in Augusta, St. Charles County, Missouri, at age 40, Mary E. Mertens was the informant on his death certificate when the brakes on the truck he was driving for Klondike Silica Quarry failed, the truck crashing down a steep embankment..2,3,1 His cause of death was an accidental skull fracture, resulting from the truck he was driving going over the dump. An inquest was held.1 Gerard John Mertens was buried on August 5, 1947 in Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery in Chamois, Osage County, Missouri.1

Family

Mary E. Davis b. October 5, 1907

Citations

  1. [S6935] Gerard J. Mertens Death Certificate.
  2. [S770] George (Krcmar) Kishmar, A History of Chamois, Missouri, page 107.
  3. [S6507] St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery Records.
  4. [S6933] Kathleen Marie Mertens McClure, Family Group Sheet for Louis and Leona Mertens Family.

Leona Emma Mertens

F, #3860, b. August 4, 1909, d. February 12, 1990
Father*Lorenz John Mertens1 b. November 19, 1880, d. May 17, 1920
Mother*Anna Theodora Giesing1 b. May 8, 1881, d. February 19, 1951
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     Leona Emma Mertens, daughter of Lorenz John Mertens and Anna Theodora Giesing, was born on August 4, 1909.1
Leona Emma Mertens lived in 1915 Chamois, Osage County, Missouri.2
Leona died on February 12, 1990 at age 80.1 She was buried circa February 14, 1990 in Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery in Chamois, Osage County, Missouri.1

Citations

  1. [S556] Internet Site: Find-A-Grave Web Site).
  2. [S769] Osage County Business and Individual Directory.

Edward Walker

M, #3861, b. February 26, 1902, d. January 10, 1990
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)
     Edward Walker was born on February 26, 1902.1
Edward married Josephine Mertens, daughter of Lorenz John Mertens and Anna Theodora Giesing, before 1929.2,1
Edward Walker and Josephine Mertens lived before November, 1929 Chamois, Osage County, Missouri.2 His wife, Josephine, died on November 25, 1929 at age 25. He was the informant on her death certificate.2,1
Edward died on January 10, 1990 at age 87.1 He was buried circa January 12, 1990 in Shirley Cemetery in Mint Hill, Osage County, Missouri.1

Family

Josephine Mertens b. April 15, 1904, d. November 25, 1929

Citations

  1. [S556] Internet Site: Find-A-Grave Web Site).
  2. [S6938] Josephine Walker Death Certificate.

Frank Mertens1

M, #3862
Father*Johann Francis Mertens1 b. September 5, 1856
Mother*Agnes Masson1 b. September 10, 1862, d. July 9, 1895
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     Frank Mertens lived before January, 1905 Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri.2 Katie Gerard and Frank Mertens obtained a marriage license on January 14, 1905 at Missouri.2
Frank married Katie Gerard on January 27, 1905 at Missouri. The ceremony was performed by a Catholic Priest, Arsenius Fahle, O.F.M..2
Frank Mertens advertising in the Hermanner Volksblatt, citing the merits of the Elm Tree Saloon, his establishment. in October, 1909.3
Frank is a head of household on the 1910 U. S. Census of Locust Street, Chamois, Osage County, Missouri. He was identified as a 28-year-old white male, married for five years. He and his parents were born in Missouri. He is able to read, write, and speak English. His home is owned by him, free of mortgage.. Enumerated with him were.4
Frank and Johann Theodore Lock were On the retirement of Theodore Lock from the saloon business, Frank Mertens will assume that business. in November, 1910.5,4
Frank was a dealer in wines, liquors and cigars in 1913 at Chamois, Osage County, Missouri.6
Frank Mertens lived in 1915 Missouri, a saloon keeper.7

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1910Locust Street, Chamois, Osage County, MissouriFrank Mertens4

Family

Katie Gerard

Citations

  1. [S770] George (Krcmar) Kishmar, A History of Chamois, Missouri, page 108.
  2. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  3. [S8985] Hermanner Volksblatt "issue of October 29, 1909."
  4. [S8987] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Frank Mertens household.
  5. [S6908] Unterrified Democrat Newspaper "reprinted from issue of September 15, 1910."
  6. [S7659] U.S., Indexed County Land Ownership Maps, 1860-1918, Ancestry.com (database online), 2010.
  7. [S769] Osage County Business and Individual Directory.

Mary E. Davis1,2

F, #3863, b. October 5, 1907
Father*Barney Davis
Mother*Harriet "Hattie" Jones
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)
     Mary E. Davis, daughter of Barney Davis and Harriet "Hattie" Jones, was born on October 5, 1907 in Mokane, Callaway County, Missouri.1,2
Mary (her first marriage) marrried Gerard John Mertens (his first marriage) , son of Lorenz John Mertens and Anna Theodora Giesing, on January 29, 1929.1,2,3
In June 1927 Mary came to Chamois with several girl friends to work in the International Shoe Factory, where she worked till it closed in December 1929. Mary and Gerard moved to Washington, Missouri 1n 1944. she returned to Chamois in 1947 after her husband's fatal accident. Here she worked for Operman's Pants Factory for four years, for Calverts three years and then at the Linn Mfg. Co. for five years. In 1964 she and JoAnn moved to Jefferson city where she was employed by the State Motor Vehicle Driver's License Department until her retirement in December 1973.1 Her husband, Gerard, died on August 2, 1947 at age 40. She was the informant on his death certificate.1,2,4

Family

Gerard John Mertens b. November 12, 1906, d. August 2, 1947

Citations

  1. [S770] George (Krcmar) Kishmar, A History of Chamois, Missouri, page 107.
  2. [S6507] St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery Records.
  3. [S6933] Kathleen Marie Mertens McClure, Family Group Sheet for Louis and Leona Mertens Family.
  4. [S6935] Gerard J. Mertens Death Certificate.

Barney Davis

M, #3864
     Barney married Harriet "Hattie" Jones.1

Family

Harriet "Hattie" Jones
Child

Citations

  1. [S770] George (Krcmar) Kishmar, A History of Chamois, Missouri, page 107.

Harriet "Hattie" Jones

F, #3865
     Harriet married Barney Davis.1 Her nickname was "Hattie."

Family

Barney Davis
Child

Citations

  1. [S770] George (Krcmar) Kishmar, A History of Chamois, Missouri, page 107.

JoAnn Mertens

F, #3866
Father*Gerard John Mertens b. November 12, 1906, d. August 2, 1947
Mother*Mary E. Davis b. October 5, 1907

Family History – see:

Edward Harrison1,2

M, #3867
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)
     Edward married Rosella A. Mertens, daughter of Peter Hubert Mertens and Emma Minnie Giesing.1

Family

Rosella A. Mertens b. May 7, 1912, d. May 29, 1979

Citations

  1. [S770] George (Krcmar) Kishmar, A History of Chamois, Missouri, page 109.
  2. [S6534] Emma Minnie Mertens Death Certificate.

Dorothy A. Mertens1,2

F, #3868, b. June 21, 1909, d. September 3, 1909
Father*Peter Hubert Mertens1 b. January 1, 1886, d. May 29, 1963
Mother*Emma Minnie Giesing1 b. February 12, 1886, d. December 4, 1953
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     Dorothy A. Mertens, daughter of Peter Hubert Mertens and Emma Minnie Giesing, was born on June 21, 1909.2
Dorothy died on September 3, 1909.1,2 She was buried on September 5, 1909 in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Chamois, Osage County, Missouri.2 She was buried circa February 14, 1990 in Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Chamois, Osage County, Missouri, This conflicts with information from source #6507. Are these the same cemetery?3

Citations

  1. [S770] George (Krcmar) Kishmar, A History of Chamois, Missouri, page 109.
  2. [S6507] St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery Records.
  3. [S556] Internet Site: Find-A-Grave Web Site).

Wilber Carl Barbarick1,2

M, #3869
Father*Hubert O Barbarick3 b. 1895
Mother*Anna E (?)3 b. 1900
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)
     Wilber married Virginia A. Mertens, daughter of Peter Hubert Mertens and Emma Minnie Giesing, on April 9, 1939 at Chamois, Osage County, Missouri. The marriage ceremony was conducted by the Reverend G. J. Nolte, a Roman Catholic Clergyman.1,2

Family

Virginia A. Mertens b. June 5, 1919, d. August 31, 1970

Citations

  1. [S770] George (Krcmar) Kishmar, A History of Chamois, Missouri, page 109.
  2. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  3. [S6928] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Hubert O. Barbarick household.

Martin A. Maschmann1,2

M, #3870, b. April 23, 1898, d. July, 1987
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)
     Martin A. Maschmann was born on April 23, 1898.2
Martin married Virginia A. Mertens (her second marriage), daughter of Peter Hubert Mertens and Emma Minnie Giesing.1
Martin died in July, 1987 at age 89.2 He was buried on July 27, 1987 in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Affton, St. Louis County, Missouri.2
Martin A. and Virginia Mertens Maschmann Tombstone

Family

Virginia A. Mertens b. June 5, 1919, d. August 31, 1970

Citations

  1. [S770] George (Krcmar) Kishmar, A History of Chamois, Missouri, page 109.
  2. [S552] Tombstone photo, taken by Robert Berg, September 2011.