IN Allen County 1880 Census

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Joseph A. Racht.1

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1880Fort Wayne, Allen County, IndianaIN Allen County 1880 Census1

Citations

  1. [S1596] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Joseph Racht household.

IN Allen County 1890 Census

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IN Allen County 1900 Census

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Nicholas A. Racht.1
Joseph A. Racht.2
Albert J. Racht and Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser.3

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1900Wayne Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, IndianaIN Allen County 1900 Census1
1900Wayne Township, IndianaIN Allen County 1900 Census2
1900Wayne Township, IndianaIN Allen County 1900 Census3

Citations

  1. [S1595] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Nicholas Racht household.
  2. [S1597] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Joseph Racht household.
  3. [S1598] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Albert Racht household.

IN Allen County 1910 Census

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IN Allen County 1920 Census

?, #8945

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1920Wayne Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, IndianaIN Allen County 1920 Census1
1920Madison Township, Allen County, IndianaIN Allen County 1920 Census2
1920Wayne Township, IndianaIN Allen County 1920 Census3
1920Wayne Township, IndianaIN Allen County 1920 Census4
1920Fort Wayne, Allen County, IndianaIN Allen County 1920 Census5
1920Wayne Township, IndianaIN Allen County 1920 Census6
1920IndianaIN Allen County 1920 Census7
1920Wayne Township, IndianaIN Allen County 1920 Census8
1920IndianaIN Allen County 1920 Census9
1920Wayne Township, IndianaIN Allen County 1920 Census10
1920Wayne Township, IndianaIN Allen County 1920 Census11

Citations

  1. [S1602] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Mary Racht household.
  2. [S2742] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Julian Minnick household.
  3. [S2747] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Alfred J. Carter household.
  4. [S1601] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Catherine Racht household.
  5. [S1729] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Clement J. Houser household.
  6. [S2754] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John J. Baltes household.
  7. [S1731] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Theodore Houser household.
  8. [S1600] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Chas L. Houser household.
  9. [S1730] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Mathew Gebhardt household.
  10. [S1509] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John Klingenberger household.
  11. [S2347] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John A. Klingenberger household.

Theodore Raymond Racht1,2,3

M, #8946, b. December 8, 1889, d. February 25, 1952
Father*Nicholas A. Racht1 b. February 1, 1861, d. May 2, 1916
Mother*Catherine "Katie" Head1 b. May 30, 1858, d. March 27, 1938

Family History – see:

     Theodore Raymond Racht, son of Nicholas A. Racht and Catherine "Katie" Head, was born on December 8, 1889 in Troy, Miami County, Ohio.4,3 Conflicting evidence placed his birth in November 1884 (1900 census.)1
He lived with his parents, Catherine and Nicholas, in 1900 at 355 Washington Avenue in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.1
Theodore was enumerated as the son of Nicholas A. Racht on the 1900 U. S. Census of Wayne Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. He was listed as a ten-year-old white male born in Ohio and had attended school for nine month during the year.1
He lived with his parents, Catherine and Nicholas, in 1902 at 327 West Leith Street in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.5
Theodore Raymond Racht lived in 1916 Mt. St. Mary's Seminary, Elnora, Daviess County, Indiana.6 Theodore registered for the draft for World War I on June 5, 1917 at Draft Board 1, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, he was described as medium height and build with brown eyes and hair.3
Theodore married Katheryn (?) circa 1920.7 Theodore Raymond Racht lived with his mother, Catherine, in 1920 at 327 West Leith Street, Indiana.2
Theodore was enumerated as the son of Catherine "Katie" Head on the 1920 U. S. Census of Wayne Township, Indiana. He was listed as a single 30-year-old white male born in Ohio. His father was born in Indiana and his mother in Ohio.2
Theodore Raymond was an upholsterer in 1925 at 327 West Leith Street, Indiana.8
Theodore Raymond Racht lived in 1925 327 West Leith Street, Indiana.8
Theodore Raymond was an upholsterer with his own shop in 1930.9
Katheryn and Theodore Raymond Racht lived in 1930 at 4623 Calhoun in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. Residing with them were..9
Theodore is a head of household on the 1930 U. S. Census of Wayne Township, Indiana. He was identified as a 40-year-old male born in Ohio as were his parents. He was renting a home for $50.00 per month and owned a radio, he was not a veteran. Enumerated with him were: his wife Katheryn.9
Theodore died on February 25, 1952 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, at age 62.4 He was buried on February 28, 1952 in Catholic Cemetery in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, in section D, lot 395.4

Family

Katheryn (?)

Citations

  1. [S1595] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Nicholas Racht household.
  2. [S1601] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Catherine Racht household.
  3. [S4782] Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com (database online), 2002.
  4. [S1621] Virginia F. (Jordan) Bloomfield, Burial Records Catholic Cemetery Ft. Wayne, Vol I 1940 - 1973.
  5. [S1639] Arthur S. Racht Obituary, September 17, 1902.
  6. [S1641] Nicholas Racht Obituary, May 3, 1916.
  7. [S1624] Fort Wayne Public Library, Mungovan Mortuary, 1912-1963 (O - Z), page 637.
  8. [S1636] Fort Wayne City Directory, 1918.
  9. [S2339] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Theodore R. Racht household.

Albert B. Racht1,2

M, #8947, b. October 4, 1891, d. July 29, 1955
Father*Nicholas A. Racht1 b. February 1, 1861, d. May 2, 1916
Mother*Catherine "Katie" Head1 b. May 30, 1858, d. March 27, 1938

Family History – see:

     Albert B. Racht was also known as Albert T.3 Albert B. Racht, son of Nicholas A. Racht and Catherine "Katie" Head, was born on October 4, 1891 in Troy, Delaware County, Ohio.1,4,5
He lived with his parents, Catherine and Nicholas, in 1900 at 355 Washington Avenue in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.1
Albert was enumerated as the son of Nicholas A. Racht on the 1900 U. S. Census of Wayne Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. He was listed as an eight-year-old white male born in Ohio. He had attended school for nine months during the year.1
He lived with his parents, Catherine and Nicholas, in 1902 at 327 West Leith Street in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.6
In December 1915, Albert was a member of the bowling team from the office of the Western Gas Construction company. The office team beat the drawing room team in a series of nine games, winning by about 260 pins.7
Albert B. Racht lived in 1916 Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.8
In January 1916, Albert was promoted from clerk in the boiler shop office to a job in the drafting room at the Western Gas Construction company.9
Albert B. was an engineering draftsman in 1917 at S. F. Boinsy & Company, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.5 At the time of his registering for the draft during World War I in 1917, Albert resided at 237 West Leith Street in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.5 Albert registered for the draft World War I on June 5, 1917 at Indiana.10
In an article in a Ft. Wayne, Indiana newspaper it stated "Albert Racht read a poem (by Riley) at a meeting of the Catholic War Camp Committee July 31, 1917. H. F. Kennerk was the captain of the group." Riley probably would have been James Whitcomb Riley (the Hosier Poet 1849-1916). The Catholic War Camp Committee was a war bond and support group.11

Albert B. Racht lived in 1918 327 West Leith Street, Indiana.12
Albert B. was a draftsman with the Gas company in 1918.12
In June 1919, he was the Lecturer for the Knights of Columbus.13
In June, 1919 Albert was named one of the vice presidents for Allen County for the Hays meeting by Byron Somers, republican chairman of Allen county.14 He lived with his mother, Catherine, in 1920 at 327 West Leith Street, Indiana.2
Albert was enumerated as the son of Catherine "Katie" Head on the 1920 U. S. Census of Wayne Township, Indiana. He was listed as a single 28-year-old white male born in Ohio. His mother was born in Ohio and his father in Indiana.2
Albert married Veronica Carter, daughter of Alfred J. Carter and Margaret McNamara, on June 21, 1922 at Indiana.4,15
Albert visited Catherine "Katie" Head in December, 1922.16
Veronica and Albert B. Racht lived in December, 1922 in St. Louis, Missouri. Residing with them were..16
Albert visited Alfred J. Carter in December, 1922.16
Veronica and Albert B. Racht lived in 1928 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Residing with them were..17
Albert B. was manager of a furnace factory in 1930.18
Veronica and Albert B. Racht lived in 1930 at 314 Crystal in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Residing with them were, their children Robert..18
Albert is a head of household on the 1930 U. S. Census of Illinois. He was identified as la married 35-year-old male born in Indiana as were both of his parrents. He was renting an apartment for $90.00 per month and owned a radio.. Enumerated with him were: his wife Veronica, his sons Robert R.18
Albert B. Racht lived in 1938 New York, New York County, New York.19
Albert died on July 29, 1955 in Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois, at age 63.3
His obituary was published in the The Fort Wayne News-Sentinel Newspaper on August 1, 1955.3 His obituary stated:
Albert T. Racht - funeral services for Albert T. Racht will be held Monday in the Williams funeral Home, Oak Park, Ill. A former Fort Wayne resident, Mr. Racht died at Oak Park Friday. Surviving are the widow, Veronica; a daughter, Patricia Hegg, and three sons, Robert T., Richard A. and Daniel A. Burial will be in Chicago
3

His funeral service was held on August 1, 1955 at Wiliams Funeral Home, Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois.3 He was buried on August 1, 1955 in Illinois.3

Family

Veronica Carter b. 1900
Children

Citations

  1. [S1595] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Nicholas Racht household.
  2. [S1601] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Catherine Racht household.
  3. [S1649] Albert T. Racht Obituary, August 1, 1955.
  4. [S870] Dianne Racht e-mails to Robert Berg concerning Racht family. , May 22, 2002.
  5. [S4333] Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com (database online).
  6. [S1639] Arthur S. Racht Obituary, September 17, 1902.
  7. [S2695] Fort Wayne News Newspaper "Office Team Wins", December 7, 1915.
  8. [S1641] Nicholas Racht Obituary, May 3, 1916.
  9. [S2695] Fort Wayne News Newspaper , January 27, 1916.
  10. [S2252] Young Men Subject to Conscription.
  11. [S1819] Rootsweb Message Boards.
  12. [S1636] Fort Wayne City Directory, 1918.
  13. [S2695] Fort Wayne News Newspaper "Attention - Knights of Columbus", June 1, 1919.
  14. [S2695] Fort Wayne News Newspaper "Allen County Vice Presidents", June 12, 1919.
  15. [S2752] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Index to Marriage Records, Allen County, Indiana, 1824 - 1920, Inclusive, Volume II (F - K).
  16. [S2745] Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette Newspaper "Nellie Dardine", December 24, 1922.
  17. [S1646] Martin E. Racht Obituary, June 25, 1928.
  18. [S2356] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Albert Racht household.
  19. [S1647] Catherine Head Racht Obiturary, March 28, 1938.
  20. [S870] Dianne Racht e-mails to Robert Berg concerning Racht family. , May 23, 2002.

Arthur Francis Racht1,2,3

M, #8948, b. February, 1900, d. September 16, 1902
Father*Nicholas A. Racht1 b. February 1, 1861, d. May 2, 1916
Mother*Catherine "Katie" Head1 b. May 30, 1858, d. March 27, 1938

Family History – see:

     Arthur Francis Racht was also known as Arthur S.2 Arthur Francis Racht, son of Nicholas A. Racht and Catherine "Katie" Head, was born in February, 1900 in Indiana.1
He lived with his parents, Catherine and Nicholas, in 1900 at 355 Washington Avenue in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.1
Arthur was enumerated as the son of Nicholas A. Racht on the 1900 U. S. Census of Wayne Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. He was listed as a three-month-old white male born in Indiana.1
He lived with his parents, Catherine and Nicholas, in 1902 at 327 West Leith Street in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.2
Arthur died on September 16, 1902 at 327 West Leith Street in Indiana, at age 2 of pneumonia at the home of his parents.2
His obituary was published in the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette Newspaper and Fort Wayne New Newspaper on September 17, 1902.4,5 His obituary stated:
Arthur S., son of Mrs. and Mrs. Nicholas Racht, died Tuesday night at 11:45 o'clock at the home of his parents, 327 West Lieth street, of pneumonia. He was about two and a half years old. The funeral arrangements had not been completed last night
2
He was buried on September 17, 1902 in Catholic Cemetery in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, in section C, lot 33.3

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1900Wayne Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, IndianaNicholas A. Racht1

Citations

  1. [S1595] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Nicholas Racht household.
  2. [S1639] Arthur S. Racht Obituary, September 17, 1902.
  3. [S1619] Virginia F. (Jordan) Bloomfield, Burial Records Catholic Cemetery Ft. Wayne, Vol II 1873 - 1939, page 408.
  4. [S1640] Albert J. Racht Obituary, January 5, 1915.
  5. [S2695] Fort Wayne News Newspaper "Arthur Racht", September 17, 1902.

Joseph A. Racht1,2

M, #8949, b. 1823, d. November 27, 1908
     Joseph A. Racht was born in 1823 in Germany.1
Joseph married Frances A. Bastes circa 1848 at Germany.1
Joseph A. Racht and Frances A. Bastes immigrated in 1852 to Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, from Germany. Arriving with Joseph were Frances Racht.3,4
Frances and Joseph A. Racht lived in 1880 in Indiana. Residing with them were, their children Theodore, Albert and Annie..1
Joseph is a head of household on the 1880 U. S. Census of Indiana. He was identified as a 47-year-old male born in Prussia as were his parents. Enumerated with him were: his wife Frances A., his sons Theodore and Albert J., his daughter Annie.1 Joseph A. Racht was employed by N. G. Olds and Sons in 1885 a carpenter.5
Joseph A. Racht lived in 1885 North Side Killea 2 West Calhoun, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.5
Joseph A. Racht lived in 1893 17 Boone, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.2 He was employed by N Y, C & St L R R in 1893 a brakeman.2 His wife, Frances, died on June 18, 1895.6
Joseph A. Racht sold property described as 60x175 feet of Barnett's out lot 4 at Indiana, in June, 1897 to Henry Racht.7
Joseph A. Racht sold propertyh described as 59x176 feet of Barnett's out lot 4 at Indiana, in June, 1897 to Katie Houser.7
Joseph A. Racht sold property described as 76x162 1/4 feet of Barnett's out lot 4 at Indiana, in June, 1897 to Annie Kennard.7
Joseph A. Racht sold property described as part of Barnett's out lot 4 at Indiana, in June, 1897 to Albert Racht.8
Joseph A. Racht sold property described as part of Barnett's out lot 4 at Indiana, in June, 1897 to Nicholas Racht.8
Joseph A. Racht sold property described as part of Barnett's out lot 4 at Indiana, in June, 1897 to George Racht.8
Joseph A. Racht sold property described as 38x162 1/2 feet of Barnett's out lot 4 at Indiana, in June, 1897 to Clemens Houser.7
Joseph A. Racht sold property described as part of Barnett's out lot 4 at Indiana, in June, 1897 to Frances Haas.8
Joseph A. Racht sold property described as part of Barnett's out lot 4 at Indiana, in August, 1897 to Right Rev. Joseph Radamacher, bishop of Fort Wayne.9
On July 23, 1899, Joseph was working as a brakeman on the Grand Rapids and Indiana railroad. At 1 o'clock in the afternoon he had one of his legs severely bruised at Nottawa, Michigan while engaged in switching. He was manipulating the "stake" in pushing a car out upon the main track and his leg was caught between the pole and the car.10
In an article in a Ft. Wayne newspaper it stated that "J. A. Racht was hurt on the job on August 25, 1899, no bones broken."11
Joseph A. Racht lived in 1900 25 Killea Avenue, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.12
Joseph A. was a brakeman in 1900.12
Joseph A. Racht lived in 1900 23 Killea Avenue, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.3
Joseph is a head of household on the 1900 U. S. Census of Wayne Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. He was identified as a 77-year-old widower born in Germany. He was a landlord, the Joseph Smith family was renting most of his house.3
Joseph A. was a brakeman on the Grand Rapids & Indiana railroad in 1901.11
Joseph died on November 27, 1908 at 318 Killea Avenue in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, the cause of death was bronchitis, compliocated with the infirmities of age. He died at the home of his daughter at 1:00 in the afternoon.13
His obituary was published in the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette Newspaper on November 28, 1908.13 His obituary stated:
Joseph Racht, a pioneer resident of this city, died Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Joseph Houser, 318 Killea street, at the age of eighty-six years. The case of death was bronchitis, complication with the infirmities of age. The deceased was born in Germany, but came to this city over half a century ago and had lived here continuously. He was a charter member of St. Peter's Catholic Church and was active in St. Charles' Benevolent society of St. Mary's Church. He leaves four children - Nicholas and Albert Racht, Mrs. Joseph Houser and Mrs. Simon Haas. There are also sixteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. The deceased was widely know and respected in the city. The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the residence and at 9 o'clock from St. Peter's Catholic Church
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Joseph A.'s wake was held on December 1, 1908 at 318 Killea Avenue, Indiana, at the residence at 8:30 in the morning.13
His funeral service was held on December 1, 1908 at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, at 9 o'clock in the morning.13 He was buried on December 1, 1908 in Catholic Cemetery in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, in section C, lot 33.6

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1880Fort Wayne, Allen County, IndianaJoseph A. Racht1
1900Wayne Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, IndianaJoseph A. Racht3

Family

Frances A. Bastes b. 1824, d. June 18, 1895
Children

Citations

  1. [S1596] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Joseph Racht household.
  2. [S1634] Fort Wayne City Directory, 1893-1894.
  3. [S1597] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Joseph Racht household.
  4. [S1604] Frances Haas Obituary, August 13, 1939.
  5. [S1633] Fort Wayne City Directory, 1885-1886.
  6. [S1619] Virginia F. (Jordan) Bloomfield, Burial Records Catholic Cemetery Ft. Wayne, Vol II 1873 - 1939, page 408.
  7. [S2694] Fort Wayne Sentinal Newspaper , June 1, 1897.
  8. [S2694] Fort Wayne Sentinal Newspaper , June 18, 1897.
  9. [S2694] Fort Wayne Sentinal Newspaper , August 9, 1897.
  10. [S2694] Fort Wayne Sentinal Newspaper , July 24, 1899.
  11. [S1819] Rootsweb Message Boards.
  12. [S1635] Fort Wayne City Directory, 1900.
  13. [S1638] Joseph Racht Obituary, November 28, 1908.
  14. [S1603] The Staff of The Public Library of Ft. Wayne and Allen Co., Ft. Wayne Obituary Index 1938 -1949.

Frances A. Bastes1,2,3

F, #8950, b. 1824, d. June 18, 1895
     Frances A. Bastes was born in 1824 in Germany.1,2
Frances married Joseph A. Racht circa 1848 at Germany.1
Frances A. Bastes and Joseph A. Racht immigrated in 1852 to Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, from Germany. Arriving with Frances were Frances Racht.4,5
Frances and Joseph A. Racht lived in 1880 in Indiana. Residing with them were, their children Theodore, Albert and Annie..1
Frances was enumerated as the wife of Joseph A. Racht under the name of "Frances Racht" on the 1880 U. S. Census of Indiana. She was listed as a married 55-year-old white female born in Prussia as were both of her parents. She was keeping house.1
Frances died on June 18, 1895 in Indiana.2 She was buried on June 19, 1895 in Catholic Cemetery in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, in section C, lot 33.2

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1880Fort Wayne, Allen County, IndianaJoseph A. Racht1

Family

Joseph A. Racht b. 1823, d. November 27, 1908
Children

Citations

  1. [S1596] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Joseph Racht household.
  2. [S1619] Virginia F. (Jordan) Bloomfield, Burial Records Catholic Cemetery Ft. Wayne, Vol II 1873 - 1939, page 408.
  3. [S2040] Ancestry World Tree.
  4. [S1597] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Joseph Racht household.
  5. [S1604] Frances Haas Obituary, August 13, 1939.
  6. [S1603] The Staff of The Public Library of Ft. Wayne and Allen Co., Ft. Wayne Obituary Index 1938 -1949.

Theodore Racht1

M, #8951, b. 1858, d. 1886
Father*Joseph A. Racht1 b. 1823, d. November 27, 1908
Mother*Frances A. Bastes1 b. 1824, d. June 18, 1895
     Theodore Racht, son of Joseph A. Racht and Frances A. Bastes, was born in 1858 in Indiana.1
He lived with his parents, Frances and Joseph, in 1880 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.1
Theodore was enumerated as the son of Joseph A. Racht on the 1880 U. S. Census of Indiana. He was listed as a single 22-year-old white male born in Indiana. He was working as a laborer.1
Theodore died in 1886. He was buried in 1886 in Catholic Cemetery in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, in section C, lot 33.2

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1880Fort Wayne, Allen County, IndianaJoseph A. Racht1

Citations

  1. [S1596] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Joseph Racht household.
  2. [S1619] Virginia F. (Jordan) Bloomfield, Burial Records Catholic Cemetery Ft. Wayne, Vol II 1873 - 1939, page 408.

Albert J. Racht1,2

M, #8952, b. 1869, d. January 4, 1915
Father*Joseph A. Racht1 b. 1823, d. November 27, 1908
Mother*Frances A. Bastes1 b. 1824, d. June 18, 1895
     Albert J. Racht was also known as Joseph A.3 Albert J. Racht, son of Joseph A. Racht and Frances A. Bastes, was born in 1869 in Indiana.1
He lived with his parents, Frances and Joseph, in 1880 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.1
Albert was enumerated as the son of Joseph A. Racht on the 1880 U. S. Census of Indiana. He was listed as an eleven-year-old white male born in Indiana. He was attending school.1
Albert J. was a teamster in 1885.4
Albert J. Racht lived in 1885 North Side Killea 2 West Calhoun, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, a boarder.4
Albert (his first marriage) married Mary E. "Maggie" Phillips (her second marriage), daughter of Patrick Phillips and Catherine Boyal, on October 11, 1892 at Allen County, Indiana; recorded in book 20, page 103.5,6,3
Albert J. Racht purchased property described as part of Barnett's out lot 4 at Indiana, in June, 1897 from Joseph Racht.7
Mary and Albert J. Racht lived in 1900 at 25 Killea Avenue in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. Residing with them were, their children Emmett, Agnes, Gladys and George and other relatives Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser..5
Albert is a head of household on the 1900 U. S. Census of Wayne Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. He was identified as a 31-year-old married white male born in Indiana, both of his parents were born in Germany. He owned a home which was mortgaged and was employed as a railroad brakeman. Enumerated with him were: his wife Mary E., his son George Albert, his daughters Agnes and Gladys R., his step-son Emmett Sherland.5
In February, 1903, Albert was a prize winner at a pedro party given by lodges 19, 36 and 50 of the A. O. U. W. (Ancient Order of United Workmen.)8 Albert J. Racht was employed by the Lima Northern Railroad in July, 1914 as a brakeman.2
Albert died on January 4, 1915 in Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio, at the home of his sister, Mrs. Ziggs, of a heart attack.2
His obituary was published in the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette Newspaper on January 5, 1915.2 His obituary stated:
Albert J. Racht, aged forty-five years, a resident of Fort Wayne, was found dead yesterday at the home of a sister, Mrs. Ziggs, at Napoleon, O. Death was due to heart trouble. The deceased left Fort Wayne last July and was employed as a brakeman on the Lima, Northern Railroad. Surviving are the wife and seven children, Emma, George, Agnes, Gladys, Catherine, Eugene and Josephine Racht, all of whom reside in this city, and the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Ziggs of Napoleon, and Mrs. Joseph Houser, and Nicholas Racht of this city. The remains will reach Fort Wayne this morning at 11 o'clock and will be taken to the family home, at 324 Brandriff street, where funeral services will be held at an hour to be announced later
2

His funeral service was held on January 5, 1915 at 324 Brandiff Street, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, at the family home.2 He was buried on January 5, 1915 in Catholic Cemetery in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, in section B, lot 462.9

Family

Mary E. "Maggie" Phillips b. April 4, 1868, d. November 1, 1943
Children

Citations

  1. [S1596] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Joseph Racht household.
  2. [S1640] Albert J. Racht Obituary, January 5, 1915.
  3. [S1660] Indiana Marriages, 1845-1920, Ancestry.com (database online), 2000.
  4. [S1633] Fort Wayne City Directory, 1885-1886.
  5. [S1598] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Albert Racht household.
  6. [S1629] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Index to Marriage Records, Allen County, Indiana, 1824 - 1920, Inclusive, Volume III (L - R).
  7. [S2694] Fort Wayne Sentinal Newspaper , June 18, 1897.
  8. [S2695] Fort Wayne News Newspaper , February 27, 1903.
  9. [S1619] Virginia F. (Jordan) Bloomfield, Burial Records Catholic Cemetery Ft. Wayne, Vol II 1873 - 1939, page 408.
  10. [S1602] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Mary Racht household.

Annie Racht1

F, #8953, b. 1871
Father*Joseph A. Racht1 b. 1823, d. November 27, 1908
Mother*Frances A. Bastes1 b. 1824, d. June 18, 1895
     Annie Racht was also known as Frances.2
Annie married (?) Ziggs.3 Annie Racht, daughter of Joseph A. Racht and Frances A. Bastes, was born in 1871 in Indiana.1
She lived with her parents, Frances and Joseph, in 1880 at Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.1
Annie was enumerated as the daughter of Joseph A. Racht on the 1880 U. S. Census of Indiana. She was listed as a nine-year-old white female born in Indiana.1
Annie visited Joseph Houser and Mrs. Catherine Houser at Hoagland, Allen County, Indiana, circa August 1, 1890 while there they attended a festival given by the Hoagland band. Annie was the winner of a $5.00 cake. The following evening they gave an ice cream party in honor of their guests.4

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1880Fort Wayne, Allen County, IndianaJoseph A. Racht1

Family

(?) Ziggs

Citations

  1. [S1596] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Joseph Racht household.
  2. [S2695] Fort Wayne News Newspaper "Houser", July 2, 1915.
  3. [S1640] Albert J. Racht Obituary, January 5, 1915.
  4. [S2694] Fort Wayne Sentinal Newspaper , August 7, 1890.

Mary E. "Maggie" Phillips1,2,3

F, #8954, b. April 4, 1868, d. November 1, 1943
Father*Patrick Phillips2
Mother*Catherine Boyal2
     Her nickname was "Maggie."3 Mary E. "Maggie" Phillips, daughter of Patrick Phillips and Catherine Boyal, was born on April 4, 1868 in Ireland.1,4
Mary (her first marriage) marrried (?) Sherland (his first marriage) circa 1885.1
Mary (her second marriage) married Albert J. Racht (his first marriage) , son of Joseph A. Racht and Frances A. Bastes, on October 11, 1892 at Allen County, Indiana; recorded in book 20, page 103.1,5,6
On August 9, 1897, Maggie was on trial for provoking Josie Conner in Squire France's court. Both parties lived on Killia street.3
Mary and Albert J. Racht lived in 1900 at 25 Killea Avenue in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. Residing with them were, their children Emmett, Agnes, Gladys and George and other relatives Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser..1
Mary was enumerated as the wife of Albert J. Racht and Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser under the name of "Mary Racht" on the 1900 U. S. Census of Wayne Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. She was listed as a married 32-year-old white female born in Indiana, both of her parents were born in Ireland. She had been married for eight years and had five children with four still living.1 Her husband, Albert, died on January 4, 1915; at the home of his sister, Mrs. Ziggs, of a heart attack.7
Mary E. "Maggie" Phillips lived in 1918 324 Brandiff Street, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.8
Mary E. lived in 1920 at 225 Columbia Avenue in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, residing with her were, her children Agnes, Gladys, Katherine, Eugene, Joseph, Diane and Edward.9
Mary is a head of household, under the name of "Mary Racht", on the 1920 U. S. Census of Wayne Township, Indiana. She was identified as a 51-year-old widow born in Indiana. Enumerated with her were:, her sons Eugene E. and Joseph P., her married daughter Agnes Racht, her daughters Gladys R. and Katherine, her granddaughter Diane G Stultz, her son-in-law Edward M. Stultz.9
Mary E. "Maggie" Phillips lived in 1925 510 East Wayne, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.8
Mary E. "Maggie" Phillips lived in 1930 at 1404 Spy Run Avenue in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. Residing with them were, their children Eugene, Joseph and Gladys, their married daughter Mrs. Agnes Stultz, their daughter-in-law Pansy M. Racht, their grandchild Mary Yvonne Stultz..10
Mary is a head of household, under the name of "Mary Rocks", on the 1930 U. S. Census of Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. She was identified as a 62-year-old widow born in Indiana, her parents were born in Ireland. Enumerated with her were:, her sons Eugene E. and Joseph P., her divorced daughter Agnes Racht, her daughters Gladys R., her granddaughters Mary Yvonne Stultz, her daughter-in-law Pansy M. Cook.10
Mary E. "Maggie" Phillips lived in 1943 202 West Butler Street, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.11
Mary died on November 1, 1943 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, at age 75 following four years of heart trouble.11
Her obituary was published in the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette Newspaper on November 2, 1943.11 Her obituary stated:
Mrs. Mary Racht, 75, of 202 West Butler street, died Monday afternoon at 3:20 o'clock at St. Joseph's Hospital following an illness of four years of heart trouble. she was a native and lifelong resident of Fort Wayne and a member of St. Patrick's Catholic church. Her husband Albert, died 30 years ago. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. M. E. Sherland of McGee, Ark., Mrs. C. G. Smith of Cleveland, O., Mrs. Agnes Stults and Miss Gladys Racht, both of Fort Wayne; three sons, George of Cleveland, Eugene of Rome City and Joseph Racht of Fort Wayne; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The body was taken to Mungovan & Sons' Mortuary where services will be held at a time to be announced
11
She was buried on November 4, 1943 in Catholic Cemetery in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, in section B, lot 462.12

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1900Wayne Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, IndianaAlbert J. Racht1
1920Wayne Township, IndianaMary E. "Maggie" Phillips9
1930Fort Wayne, Allen County, IndianaMary E. "Maggie" Phillips10

Family 1

(?) Sherland
Child

Family 2

Albert J. Racht b. 1869, d. January 4, 1915
Children

Citations

  1. [S1598] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Albert Racht household.
  2. [S1624] Fort Wayne Public Library, Mungovan Mortuary, 1912-1963 (O - Z), page 637.
  3. [S2694] Fort Wayne Sentinal Newspaper , August 9, 1897.
  4. [S1621] Virginia F. (Jordan) Bloomfield, Burial Records Catholic Cemetery Ft. Wayne, Vol I 1940 - 1973, page 638.
  5. [S1629] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Index to Marriage Records, Allen County, Indiana, 1824 - 1920, Inclusive, Volume III (L - R).
  6. [S1660] Indiana Marriages, 1845-1920, Ancestry.com (database online), 2000.
  7. [S1640] Albert J. Racht Obituary, January 5, 1915.
  8. [S1636] Fort Wayne City Directory, 1918.
  9. [S1602] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Mary Racht household.
  10. [S2348] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Mary E. Rocks household.
  11. [S1644] Mrs. Mary Racht Obituary, November 2, 1943.
  12. [S1621] Virginia F. (Jordan) Bloomfield, Burial Records Catholic Cemetery Ft. Wayne, Vol I 1940 - 1973.

(?) Sherland1

M, #8955
     (?) (his first marriage) married Mary E. "Maggie" Phillips (her first marriage), daughter of Patrick Phillips and Catherine Boyal, circa 1885.1

Family

Mary E. "Maggie" Phillips b. April 4, 1868, d. November 1, 1943
Child

Citations

  1. [S1598] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Albert Racht household.

Emmett Sherland1

M, #8956, b. September, 1886
Father*(?) Sherland1
Mother*Mary E. "Maggie" Phillips1 b. April 4, 1868, d. November 1, 1943
     Emmett Sherland, son of (?) Sherland and Mary E. "Maggie" Phillips, was born in September, 1886 in Indiana.1
He lived with his parents, Mary and Albert, in 1900 at 25 Killea Avenue in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.1
Emmett was enumerated as the stepson of Albert J. Racht and Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser on the 1900 U. S. Census of Wayne Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. He was listed as a single 13-year-old white male born in Indiana as were both of his parents. He had attended school for eight months during the year.1
Emmett Sherland lived in 1947 McGehee, Desha County, Arkansas.2

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1900Wayne Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, IndianaAlbert J. Racht1

Citations

  1. [S1598] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Albert Racht household.
  2. [S1642] Agnes Racht Stults Obituary, December9, 1947.

George Albert Racht1,2

M, #8957, b. May 5, 1893, d. March 20, 1966
Father*Albert J. Racht1 b. 1869, d. January 4, 1915
Mother*Mary E. "Maggie" Phillips1 b. April 4, 1868, d. November 1, 1943
     George Albert Racht, son of Albert J. Racht and Mary E. "Maggie" Phillips, was born on May 5, 1893 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.1,2
He lived with his parents, Mary and Albert, in 1900 at 25 Killea Avenue in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.1
George was enumerated as the son of Albert J. Racht and Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser on the 1900 U. S. Census of Wayne Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. He was listed as a seven-year-old white male born in Indiana. He attended school for eight months during the year.1 At the time of his draft registration for World War I in 1917, George resided in Helfor, Canton County, Utah.2 He was employed by a railroad at Utah, in 1917 as a boiler maker.2 George registered for the draft for World War I on June 5, 1917 at Utah, he was described as medium height and build with blue eyes and dark hair.2
George served in 1918 in the U.S. Army during World War I.3
George married Grace Woods on October 23, 1933 at Allen County, Indiana.4 George Albert Racht was employed by the Wabash Railroad roundhouse at Indiana, before 1936 a boilermaker.5 He moved circa 1936 from Fort Wayne, Indiana to Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.5
George Albert Racht lived in 1947 Ohio.6 He retired from a railroad circa 1960.
George died on March 20, 1966 in Ohio, at age 72.5,7
His obituary was published in the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette Newspaper on March 22, 1966.5 His obituary stated:
George A. Racht. Services and burial for George A. Racht, brother of Miss Glady Racht, 204 W. Butler St., will be Wednesday in Cleveland. Mr. Racht, 73, Cleveland, died Sunday at his residence. A native of Fort Wayne, he was a boilermaker at the old Wabash Railroad roundhouse here. He moved to Cleveland about 30 years ago and was a retired railroad employe. Surviving besides Miss Racht are his wife, Grace; another sister, Mrs. Catherine Smith, Cleveland, and a brother, Emmett in Arkansas
5

His funeral service was held on March 23, 1966 at Ohio.5

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1900Wayne Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, IndianaAlbert J. Racht1

Family

Grace Woods b. 1892

Citations

  1. [S1598] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Albert Racht household.
  2. [S4780] Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com (database online), 2002.
  3. [S1636] Fort Wayne City Directory, 1918.
  4. [S1631] Fort Wayne Public Library, Marriage Records, Allen County, Indiana, 1931 - 1936, Vol. IV (R - Z).
  5. [S1645] George A. Racht Obituary, March 22, 1966.
  6. [S1642] Agnes Racht Stults Obituary, December9, 1947.
  7. [S2691] Ohioi Deaths, 1908-1944 and 1958-2000, Ancestry.com (database online), 2005.

Agnes Racht1

F, #8958, b. May 20, 1895, d. December 7, 1947
Father*Albert J. Racht1 b. 1869, d. January 4, 1915
Mother*Mary E. "Maggie" Phillips1 b. April 4, 1868, d. November 1, 1943
     Agnes Racht, daughter of Albert J. Racht and Mary E. "Maggie" Phillips, was born on May 20, 1895 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.1,2
Agnes was a YMCA worker.3
She lived with her parents, Mary and Albert, in 1900 at 25 Killea Avenue, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.1
Agnes was enumerated as the daughter of Albert J. Racht and Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser on the 1900 U. S. Census of Wayne Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. She was listed as a five-year-old white female born in Indiana.1
Agnes Racht lived in 1912 324 Brandriff street, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.4
In 1912, Agnes caused quite a stir when she left home with a vaudeville company. A newspaper article state: So long as she had her rosary and her prayer book, Miss Agnes Racht did not feel the need of protection in her long trip home from Brookhaven, Mississippi, where the Western Vaudeville company, with which she left home, went stranded. She was inclined today to be much put out at the fact that a "nosey" Y. M. C. A. man had asked her a lot "of fool questions" and then had telephoned the Indianapolis police from Bloomington, Ind., to be on the lookout for her.
     "I was going along minding my own business when he started asking me a lot of fool question," she declared today in discussing the intervention of a Y. M. C. A. leader who found her travelling alone. "He called the police, and when that copper grabbed me at the station and began asking some questions I was mad enough to spit fire. I didn't need any protection. I had my rosary and my prayer book along with me and was able to protect myself."
     Miss Racht, who is but eighteen years of age, joined the vaudeville company last September and started on a tour of the south. At Brookhaven, Mississippi, she left the company because it looked like it might go broke and started to work in a syrup factory to get money on which togo home. The mayer of Brookhaven interested the Elks lodge in the girl's case, and a ticket was purchased for her to Indianapolis, where she at first said her home was. She had money to pay her fare from Indianapolis to Fort Wayne and adopted the subterfuge so that her mother would not worry about her.
     "I can travel any place alone and may decide to go back to Brookhaven again, as I have some mighty good friends there," she said.4
Agnes married Edward M. Stultz, son of Joseph J. Stultz, on November 6, 1915 at Indiana. recorded in book 32, page 13.5,6,7 Agnes Racht lived with her mother, Mary, in 1920 at 225 Columbia Avenue, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.5 Agnes Racht and Edward M. Stultz were divorced between 1920 and 1930.8
Agnes was enumerated as the married daughter of Mary E. "Maggie" Phillips under the name of "Agnes Stultz" on the 1920 U. S. Census of Wayne Township, Indiana. She was listed as a married 24-year-old female born in Indiana. Agnes, her husband and daughter were residing with her mother.5
Agnes and Edward M. Stultz lived in 1925 at 1710 Cortland Avenue in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. Residing with them were..9
She lived at the residence of her father, Mary E. "Maggie" Phillips in 1930 at 1404 Spy Run Avenue in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.8
Agnes was a cook in a restaurant in 1930.8
Agnes was enumerated as the divorced daughter of Mary E. "Maggie" Phillips under the name of "Agnes M. Stultz" on the 1930 U. S. Census of Indiana. She was listed as a divorced 34-year-old female born in Indiana as were her parents.8
Agnes died on December 7, 1947 at 204 West Butler Street in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, at age 52 following a heart attack three days earlier.3
Her obituary was published in the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette Newspaper on December 9, 1947.3 Her obituary stated:
Rites Wednesday For Mrs. Stults - Funeral services will be held Wednesday for Mrs. Agnes Racht Stultz, 52, widely known YMCA worker, who died at 5:45 p.m. Sunday at her home, 204 West Butler Street, following a heart attack three days before. Services will be held at 9 a.m. at Mungovan & Sons Mortuary and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. D. L. Monahan officiating. Burial will be in the Catholic Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Ed; one daughter, Mrs. Raymond Kull, and one son, George Stults, Cleveland; two sister, Gladys Racht, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. C. G. Smith, Cleveland; three brothers, George and Joseph Racht, both of Cleveland, and Gene Rock, Rome City, and one half-brother, Emmett Sherland, McGehee, Ark.
3

Her funeral service was held on December 10, 1947 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, the service was performed by Rt. Rev. Msgr. D. Lawrence Monahan.3 Mrs. Agnes Stultz was buried on December 10, 1947 in Catholic Cemetery in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, section B, lot 462.3,2

Family

Edward M. Stultz b. October 19, 1889, d. November 1, 1950
Children

Citations

  1. [S1598] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Albert Racht household.
  2. [S1621] Virginia F. (Jordan) Bloomfield, Burial Records Catholic Cemetery Ft. Wayne, Vol I 1940 - 1973, page 638.
  3. [S1642] Agnes Racht Stults Obituary, December9, 1947.
  4. [S2695] Fort Wayne News Newspaper "Rosary and Prayer Book", December 20, 1912.
  5. [S1602] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Mary Racht household.
  6. [S1629] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Index to Marriage Records, Allen County, Indiana, 1824 - 1920, Inclusive, Volume III (L - R).
  7. [S1660] Indiana Marriages, 1845-1920, Ancestry.com (database online), 2000.
  8. [S2348] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Mary E. Rocks household.
  9. [S1636] Fort Wayne City Directory, 1918.
  10. [S1624] Fort Wayne Public Library, Mungovan Mortuary, 1912-1963 (O - Z), page 777.

Gladys R. Racht1,2

F, #8959, b. August 19, 1897, d. October 30, 1977
Father*Albert J. Racht1 b. 1869, d. January 4, 1915
Mother*Mary E. "Maggie" Phillips1 b. April 4, 1868, d. November 1, 1943
     Gladys R. Racht, daughter of Albert J. Racht and Mary E. "Maggie" Phillips, was born on August 19, 1897 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.1,3 Gladys R. Racht never married.3
She lived with her parents, Mary and Albert, in 1900 at 25 Killea Avenue, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.1
Gladys was enumerated as the daughter of Albert J. Racht and Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser on the 1900 U. S. Census of Wayne Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. She was listed as a two-year-old white female born in Indiana.1
On November 20, 1913, Gladys attended a surprise bithday party for George Huber.4 Gladys R. Racht was employed by Hazzard's in 1918 an operator.5
Gladys R. Racht and Katherine Racht lived in 1918 324 Brandiff Street, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.5 Gladys R. Racht lived with her mother, Mary, in 1920 at 225 Columbia Avenue, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.6
Gladys was enumerated as the daughter of Mary E. "Maggie" Phillips on the 1920 U. S. Census of Wayne Township, Indiana. She was listed as a 22-year-old white female, born in Indiana and was not employed.6
She lived with her parents,Mary, in 1930 at 1404 Spy Run Avenue, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.7
Gladys was enumerated as the daughter of Mary E. "Maggie" Phillips under the name of "Gladys B. Rocks" on the 1930 U. S. Census of Indiana. She was listed as a single 32-year-old female born in Ohiio, her parents were born in Indiana.7 Gladys R. Racht retired from General Electric Company in 1961.2
Gladys R. Racht lived circa 1965 204 West Butler Street, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.2
Gladys died on October 30, 1977 at University Park Nursing Home in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, at age 80.2
Her obituary was published in the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette Newspaper on November 1, 1977.2 Her obituary stated:
Gladys R. Racht, 80, formerly of 204 W. Butler St., died at 4:15 p.m. Sunday in University Park Nursing Home. Miss Racht, a native of Fort Wayne, retired from General Electric Co. in 1961. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Mungovan & Sons South chapel and at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where Rosary services will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery. Preferred memorials are gifts to the Northeast Indiana Heart Association
2

Gladys R.'s wake was held on November 1, 1977 at Mungovan & Sons South Chapel, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.2
Her funeral service was held on November 2, 1977 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.2 She was buried on November 2, 1977 in Catholic Cemetery in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, in section B, lot 462.2,3

Citations

  1. [S1598] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Albert Racht household.
  2. [S1643] Gladys R. Racht Obituary, November 1, 1977.
  3. [S1622] Allen County Public Library, Burial Records Catholic Cemetery Ft. Wayne 1974 - 1983, page 223.
  4. [S2695] Fort Wayne News Newspaper , November 22, 1913.
  5. [S1636] Fort Wayne City Directory, 1918.
  6. [S1602] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Mary Racht household.
  7. [S2348] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Mary E. Rocks household.

Joseph Houser

M, #8960, b. January 4, 1843, d. February 7, 1920
Father*Alois Hauser1 b. January 30, 1790, d. August 31, 1863
Mother*Frances Theresia Beriche1 b. 1803, d. January 15, 1877
     Joseph Houser, son of Alois Hauser and Frances Theresia Beriche, was born on January 4, 1843 in Hoagland, Allen County, Indiana.2,1
Joseph (his first marriage) married Annie Leitner (her first marriage) in 1864 at Indiana.1
Joseph (his second marriage) married Catherine Racht (her first marriage), daughter of Joseph A. Racht and Frances A. Bastes, in 1874 at Indiana.1
Catherine and Joseph Houser lived in August, 1890 in Indiana. Residing with them were..3
Joseph and Catherine were visited by Katie Haas and Annie Racht circa August 1, 1890 while there they attended a festival given by the Hoagland band. Annie was the winner of a $5.00 cake. The following evening they gave an ice cream party in honor of their guests.3
Joseph was listed in Catherine Racht's obituary as surviving.4
Joseph Houser lived in 1918 318 Killea Avenue, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.5
Joseph was enumerated as the father-in-law of Matthew C. Gebhardt on the 1920 U. S. Census of Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. He was listed as a 78-year-old widower born in Indiana. Both of his parents were born in Germany.2
Joseph died on February 7, 1920 in Indiana, at age 77.1

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1920Fort Wayne, Allen County, IndianaMatthew C. Gebhardt2

Family 1

Annie Leitner
Children

Family 2

Catherine Racht b. April 10, 1851, d. July 1, 1915
Children

Citations

  1. [S2040] Ancestry World Tree.
  2. [S1730] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Mathew Gebhardt household.
  3. [S2694] Fort Wayne Sentinal Newspaper , August 7, 1890.
  4. [S2695] Fort Wayne News Newspaper "Houser", July 2, 1915.
  5. [S1636] Fort Wayne City Directory, 1918.
  6. [S1652] Theodore A. Houser Obituary, November 28, 1939.
  7. [S1598] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Albert Racht household.

Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser1,2,3

M, #8961, b. February 13, 1886, d. August 16, 1953
Father*Joseph Houser1 b. January 4, 1843, d. February 7, 1920
Mother*Catherine Racht1 b. April 10, 1851, d. July 1, 1915
Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser
     His nickname was "Clem." Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser, son of Joseph Houser and Catherine Racht, was born on February 13, 1886 in Hoagland, Allen County, Indiana.1,2,4,3
Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser purchased property described as 38x162 1/2 feet of Barnett's out lot 4 at Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, in June, 1897 from Joseph Racht.5 He moved in 1898 from Hoagland, Indiana to Indiana.2 Clement lived with Mary and Albert J. Racht, in 1900 at 25 Killea Avenue in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.1
Clement is a head of household on the 1900 U. S. Census of Wayne Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. He was identified as a 31-year-old married white male born in Indiana, both of his parents were born in Germany. He owned a home which was mortgaged and was employed as a railroad brakeman. Enumerated with him were: his wife Mary E., his son George Albert, his daughters Agnes and Gladys R., his step-son Emmett Sherland.1 Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser was employed by in the tool division of the General Electric Company from 1901 to 1946.2
Clement married Monica M. Schimmell, daughter of George Schimmell and Kresenzia Schoenle, on May 28, 1907 at Allen County, Indiana. book 30, OSPage 240.2,6 Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser attended the bridal shower for Clara C. Houser on May 13, 1911 at Indiana.7
Clement Joseph was listed in Catherine Racht's obituary as surviving.8 Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser was employed by General Electric in 1918 as a machinist.3
Monica and Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser lived in 1918 at 301 West Leith Street in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. Residing with them were..9,3 Clement registered for the draft for World War I on September 12, 1918 at Indiana, he was listed as having a medium build and height, blue eyes and black hair.3
Clement is a head of household on the 1920 U. S. Census of Indiana. He was identified as a married 34-year-old male born in Indiana as were both of his parents. Enumerated with him were: his wife Monica M., his sons Leo Joseph, Edward J. and Joseph C., his daughters Velma Marie and Beatrice Marie.10
Clement Joseph was an assembler at a truck factory in 1930.11
Monica and Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser lived in 1930 at 301 West Leith Street in Indiana. Residing with them were, their children Leo, Velma, Beatrice, Edward and Joseph..11
Clement is a head of household on the 1930 U. S. Census of Wayne Township, Indiana. He was identified as a married 44-year-old male born in Indiana as were his parents. He owned a home valued at $7,000.00 and a radio. He was married for the first time at the age of 21 and was not a veteran. Enumerated with him were: his wife Monica M., his sons Leo Joseph, Edward J. and Joseph C., his daughters Velma Marie and Beatrice Marie.11
Monica and Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser lived in 1944 at 301 West Leith Street in Indiana. Residing with them were..12 His wife, Monica, died on November 26, 1944 at age 59; she had been ill several weeks.12 Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser retired from General Electric Company in 1946.2 Clement was a member of St. Jude's Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society, the Fraternal Order of Police and a charter member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church.2
Clement died on August 16, 1953 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, at age 67 after an illness of several weeks.2
His obituary was published in the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette Newspaper on August 17, 1953.2 His obituary stated:
C. J. Houser, Retired GE Employe, Is Dead - Clement J. Houser, 67, 2509 Woodward Ave., died at 1:45 a.m. yesterday in the Lutheran Hospital after an illness of five weeks. He was living with his daughter, Mrs. Edgar A. Nelson, at time of his illness. He was born in Hoagland and lived in Fort Wayne since he was 12. He was employed in the tool division of the General Electric Co. for 43 years before his retirement in 1946. He was a member of St. Jude's Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society, the Fraternal Order of Police, and a charter member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Nelson and Mrs. Robert J. Keller; four sons, Leo J., Edward J., Raymond J., and Joseph C., all of Fort Wayne, and 11 grandchildren. His wife, Monica, died nine years ago. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the D. O. McComb & sons Funeral Home. Services will be at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home and at 9 in St. Jude's Catholic Church, the V. Rev. Msgr. Charles F. Girardot officiating. burial will be in Catholic Cemetery. The Holy Name Society members will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home
2

Clement Joseph's wake was held on August 17, 1953 at D. O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.2
His funeral service was held on August 19, 1953 at St. Jude's Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, the service was performed by V. Rev. Msgr. Charles F. Girardot.2 Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser was buried on August 19, 1953 in Catholic Cemetery in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, in section K, lot 67.2,13

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1900Wayne Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, IndianaAlbert J. Racht1
1920Fort Wayne, Allen County, IndianaClement Joseph "Clem" Houser10
1930Wayne Township, IndianaClement Joseph "Clem" Houser11

Family

Monica M. Schimmell b. January 29, 1885, d. November 26, 1944
Children

Citations

  1. [S1598] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Albert Racht household.
  2. [S1651] Clement J. Houser Obituary, August 17, 1953.
  3. [S4322] Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com (database online).
  4. [S2040] Ancestry World Tree.
  5. [S2694] Fort Wayne Sentinal Newspaper , June 1, 1897.
  6. [S1660] Indiana Marriages, 1845-1920, Ancestry.com (database online), 2000.
  7. [S2251] Clara Houser Shower.
  8. [S2695] Fort Wayne News Newspaper "Houser", July 2, 1915.
  9. [S1636] Fort Wayne City Directory, 1918.
  10. [S1729] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Clement J. Houser household.
  11. [S2352] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Clement J. Houser household.
  12. [S1653] Mrs. Monica Houser Obituary, November 22, 1944.
  13. [S1620] Virginia F. (Jordan) Bloomfield, Burial Records Catholic Cemetery Ft. Wayne, Vol I 1940 - 1973, page 288.
  14. [S1626] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Index to Birth Records 1887 - 1920 Inclusive, Allen County, Indiana, Volume 2 (D - J).

Edward M. Stultz1,2

M, #8962, b. October 19, 1889, d. November 1, 1950
Father*Joseph J. Stultz2
     Edward M. Stultz, son of Joseph J. Stultz, was born on October 19, 1889 in Logansport, Cass County, Indiana.1,2
Edward married Agnes Racht, daughter of Albert J. Racht and Mary E. "Maggie" Phillips, on November 6, 1915 at Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. recorded in book 32, page 13.1,3,4 Edward M. Stultz lived with his wife and daughter at his mother-in-law's, Mary, in 1920 at 225 Columbia Avenue, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.1 Edward M. Stultz and Agnes Racht were divorced between 1920 and 1930.5
Edward was enumerated as the son-in-law of Mary E. "Maggie" Phillips on the 1920 U. S. Census for Wayne Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. He was listed as a married 30-year-old white male born in Indiana as were both of his parents. He was employed as a bill paster for an ad agency.1
Edward M. was a clerk in 1925 at 1702 Calhoun, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.6
Agnes and Edward M. Stultz lived in 1925 at 1710 Cortland Avenue in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. Residing with them were..6
Edward died on November 1, 1950 in Indiana, at age 61.2 He was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.2

Family

Agnes Racht b. May 20, 1895, d. December 7, 1947
Children

Citations

  1. [S1602] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Mary Racht household.
  2. [S1624] Fort Wayne Public Library, Mungovan Mortuary, 1912-1963 (O - Z), page 777.
  3. [S1629] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Index to Marriage Records, Allen County, Indiana, 1824 - 1920, Inclusive, Volume III (L - R).
  4. [S1660] Indiana Marriages, 1845-1920, Ancestry.com (database online), 2000.
  5. [S2348] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Mary E. Rocks household.
  6. [S1636] Fort Wayne City Directory, 1918.

Mary Yvonne Stultz1,2

F, #8963, b. May 17, 1916
Father*Edward M. Stultz1 b. October 19, 1889, d. November 1, 1950
Mother*Agnes Racht1 b. May 20, 1895, d. December 7, 1947
     She was normally known as Yvonne. Mary Yvonne Stultz, daughter of Edward M. Stultz and Agnes Racht, was born on May 17, 1916 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.1,2
Mary married Raymond Kull.3
She lived with her grandparents, an unknown person and Mary, in 1930 at 1404 Spy Run Avenue in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.4
Mary was enumerated as the granddaughter of Mary E. "Maggie" Phillips under the name of "Yvonne M. Stultz" on the 1930 U. S. Census for Indiana. She was listed as a 13-year-old girl born in Indiana as were her parents. She was attending school.4

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1930Fort Wayne, Allen County, IndianaMary E. "Maggie" Phillips4

Family

Raymond Kull

Citations

  1. [S1602] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Mary Racht household.
  2. [S1628] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Index to Birth Records 1887 - 1920 Inclusive, Allen County, Indiana, Volume 2 (Rich - Z).
  3. [S1642] Agnes Racht Stults Obituary, December9, 1947.
  4. [S2348] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Mary E. Rocks household.

Katherine Racht1

F, #8964, b. 1898
Father*Albert J. Racht1 b. 1869, d. January 4, 1915
Mother*Mary E. "Maggie" Phillips1 b. April 4, 1868, d. November 1, 1943
     Katherine Racht, daughter of Albert J. Racht and Mary E. "Maggie" Phillips, was born in 1898 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.1
Katherine married Cecil G. Smith.2
In August 1913, Catherine was one of 25 girls selected to receive a prize at a parade in Robison park. She received a solid gold set ring.3 Katherine Racht was employed by Home Tel Company at Indiana, in 1918 an operator.4
Katherine Racht and Gladys R. Racht lived in 1918 324 Brandiff Street, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.4 Katherine Racht lived with her mother, Mary, in 1920 at 225 Columbia Avenue, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.1
Katherine was enumerated as the daughter of Mary E. "Maggie" Phillips on the 1920 U. S. Census of Wayne Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. She was listed as a single 18-year-old white female born in Indiana. She was working in a Electric and Light factory.1
Katherine Racht lived in 1947 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.2

Citations

  1. [S1602] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Mary Racht household.
  2. [S1642] Agnes Racht Stults Obituary, December9, 1947.
  3. [S2695] Fort Wayne News Newspaper "These Received Gold Rings", August 21, 1913.
  4. [S1636] Fort Wayne City Directory, 1918.

Eugene E. "Gene" Racht1,2

M, #8965, b. 1904, d. December 4, 1962
Father*Albert J. Racht1 b. 1869, d. January 4, 1915
Mother*Mary E. "Maggie" Phillips1 b. April 4, 1868, d. November 1, 1943
     His nickname was "Gene." Eugene E. "Gene" Racht was also known as Rock.3 Eugene E. "Gene" Racht, son of Albert J. Racht and Mary E. "Maggie" Phillips, was born in 1904 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.1 Eugene E. "Gene" Racht lived with his mother, Mary, in 1920 at 225 Columbia Avenue, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.1
He was a well-known skydiver during the 1920s and 30s.4
Eugene was enumerated as the son of Mary E. "Maggie" Phillips on the 1920 U. S. Census of Wayne Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. He was listed as a 16-year-old white male, working in an Electric and Light factory.1
Eugene E. "Gene" Racht lived in 1925 1816 Hoagland Avenue, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.2
Eugene E. was Fort Wayne Trans Company in 1925. A master mechanic.2
Eugene married Pansy M. Cook, daughter of Andrew J. Cook and Bessie M. (?), in 1929.5,6
He lived with his parents,Mary, in 1930 at 1404 Spy Run Avenue in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.7
He lived with his father-in-law, Andrew J. Cook and mother-in-law, Bessie M. (?) in 1930 at Orange Township in Wolcottville Town, Noble County, Indiana.6
Eugene E. was a chauffeur for a traction company on April 13, 1930.7
Eugene was enumerated as the son of Mary E. "Maggie" Phillips under the name of "Eugene E. Rocks" on the 1930 U. S. Census of Indiana. He was listed as a married 26-year-old male born in Indiana as were his parents. He was working as a chauffeur for a traction company and was not a veteran.7
Eugene was enumerated as the son-in-law of Andrew J. Cook on the 1930 U. S. Census for Orange Township, Indiana. He was listed as a married 26-year-old man born in Indiana as were his parents. Two weeks earlier Pansy, Gene and Phylis were listed in the census of Allen county as living with Gene's mother. Possibly they moved in between the census.6
Eugene E. was an aviator in passenger service on April 29, 1930.6
Eugene E. "Gene" Racht lived in 1947 Rome City, Noble County, Indiana.3
Eugene died on December 4, 1962 in Indiana, cause of death was a heart attack.4
His obituary was published in the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel Newspaper on December 6, 1962.4 His obituary stated:
Racht, Eugene - services at 9:30 a.m. today in St. Gaspar del Bufalo Catholic Church in Rome city, Rev. Herman B. Herbst officiating. Burial in Orange Cemetery in Rome City
4
His obituary stated:
Services Friday For Gene Racht - Funeral services for Eugene (Rock) Racht, 58, will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Gaspar Del Bufalo Catholic Church, Rome City, the Rev. Herman B. Herbst officiating. Burial will be in Orange Cemetery, Rome City. A well-know parachutis and sky diver in the 1920s and '30s, Mr. Racht died Tuesday night of a heart attack. Friends may call at L. E. Home, Rome City, where Rosary services will be held today at 8 p.m.
4

His funeral service was held on December 7, 1962 at St. Gaspar Del Bufalo Catholic Church, Rome City, Noble County, Indiana, the service was performed by Reverend Herman B. Herbst.4
Eugene E.'s wake was held on December 6, 1962 at L. E. Berhalter and Son Funeral Home, Rome City, Noble County, Indiana.4 He was buried on December 7, 1962 in Orange Cemetery in Rome City, Noble County, Indiana.4

Family

Pansy M. Cook b. June 11, 1908, d. October, 1971

Citations

  1. [S1602] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Mary Racht household.
  2. [S1636] Fort Wayne City Directory, 1918.
  3. [S1642] Agnes Racht Stults Obituary, December9, 1947.
  4. [S1648] Gene Racht Obituary, December 6, 1962.
  5. [S358] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com (database online), 2005, www.ancestry.com.
  6. [S2340] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Andrew J. Cook household.
  7. [S2348] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Mary E. Rocks household.

Joseph P. Racht1

M, #8966, b. August 5, 1906, d. January 22, 1952
Father*Albert J. Racht1 b. 1869, d. January 4, 1915
Mother*Mary E. "Maggie" Phillips1 b. April 4, 1868, d. November 1, 1943
     Joseph P. Racht, son of Albert J. Racht and Mary E. "Maggie" Phillips, was born on August 5, 1906 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.1,2 Joseph P. Racht never married.2 He lived with his mother, Mary, in 1920 at 225 Columbia Avenue, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.1
Joseph was enumerated as the son of Mary E. "Maggie" Phillips on the 1920 U. S. Census of Wayne Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. He was listed as a 14-year-old white male and was working as a delivery boy.1
Joseph P. Racht lived in 1925 510 East Wayne, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.3 He was employed by Fort Wayne Trans company in 1925 chauffeur.3
He lived with his parents,Mary, in 1930 at 1404 Spy Run Avenue in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.4
Joseph P. was a chauffeur for State Cab Company in 1930.4
Joseph was enumerated as the son of Mary E. "Maggie" Phillips under the name of "Joseph P. Rocks" on the 1930 U. S. Census of Indiana. He was listed as a single 24-year-old male born in Indiana as were his parents. He was working as a chauffeur for the State Cab Company and was not a veteran.4
Joseph P. Racht lived in 1943 Indiana.5
Joseph P. Racht lived in 1947 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.6 He was employed by the Sacred Heart Home at Avilla, Noble County, Indiana, from December, 1951 to January, 1952.7
Joseph died on January 22, 1952 at Sacred Heart Home in Avilla, Noble County, Indiana, at age 45.7
His obituary was published in the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel Newspaper on January 23, 1952.7 His obituary stated:
Joseph P. Racht - A Fort Wayne native and employe of the Sacred Heart Home at Avilla, 44-year-old Joseph P. Racht, died Tuesday afternoon at the home, where he had worked since December. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. survivors include two brothers, Gene, Rome city, and George, Cleveland; a half-brother, M. E. Scherland, McGhee, Ark., and tow sisters, Mrs. Cecil Smith, Cleveland, and Miss Gladys Racht, Fort Wayne. The body was taken to the Mungovan & Sons Mortuary. Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home and 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, the Rev. Edward Hession officiating. Burial will be in the Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today
7

Joseph P.'s wake was held on January 24, 1952 at Mungovan & Sons Mortuary, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.7
His funeral service was held on January 25, 1952 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, the service was performed by Father Edward Hession.7 Joseph P. Racht was buried on January 25, 1952 in Catholic Cemetery in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, in section B, lot 462.7

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1920Wayne Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, IndianaMary E. "Maggie" Phillips1
1930Fort Wayne, Allen County, IndianaMary E. "Maggie" Phillips4

Citations

  1. [S1602] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Mary Racht household.
  2. [S1621] Virginia F. (Jordan) Bloomfield, Burial Records Catholic Cemetery Ft. Wayne, Vol I 1940 - 1973, page 638.
  3. [S1637] Fort Wayne City Directory, 1925.
  4. [S2348] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Mary E. Rocks household.
  5. [S1644] Mrs. Mary Racht Obituary, November 2, 1943.
  6. [S1642] Agnes Racht Stults Obituary, December9, 1947.
  7. [S1650] Joseph P. Racht Obituary, January 23, 1952.

(?) Parmer1

M, #8967, d. before 1920
     (?) married Anna "Annie" Head, daughter of Carl Cooper and Catherine "Katie" Head.1
(?) died before 1920.1

Family

Anna "Annie" Head b. May, 1876

Citations

  1. [S1601] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Catherine Racht household.

Frances Racht1,2

F, #8968, b. 1850, d. August 12, 1939
Father*Joseph A. Racht1,2 b. 1823, d. November 27, 1908
Mother*Frances A. Bastes1,2 b. 1824, d. June 18, 1895
     Frances Racht, daughter of Joseph A. Racht and Frances A. Bastes, was born in 1850 in Germany.2,1,3
Frances immigrated along with Joseph A. Racht and Frances A. Bastes in 1852 at Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.4,1

Frances married Simon Haas circa 1864.1,5
Frances was enumerated with her husband, Simon Haas under the name of "Frnacis Haas" on the 1870 U. S. Census for Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio. She was listed as a 20-year-old female born in Prussia as were both of her parents.3
Frances was enumerated as the wife of Simon Haas under the name of "Frances Haas" on the 1880 U. S. Census of Ohio. She was listed as a married 30-year-old female born in Prussia as were both of her parents.6 Frances Racht and Simon Haas moved in 1887 from Napoleon, Ohio to Indiana. Moving with Frances were Joseph J. Haas.7
Frances Racht purchased property described as part of Barnett's out lot 4 at Indiana, in June, 1897 from Joseph Racht.8 Her husband, Simon, died on December 17, 1900; of cancer of the stomach.7
Frances was listed in Catherine Racht's obituary as surviving.9 Frances Racht was a charter member of at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.5
Frances died on August 12, 1939 at 136 West Leith Street in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.1,2
Her obituary was published in the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel Newspaper on August 13, 1939.1 Her obituary stated:
Mrs. Frances Haas, 89, died at 6:40 o'clock last night at her home at 136 West Leith street, after an illness of only a few days. Mrs. Haas was born in Germany, but was brought to Fort Wayne by her parents when she was little more that a year old. Active until a short time before her death, she was well know in Catholic Church circles. She was a charter member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, but in recent years had attended St. Patrick's Church where she was a member of the Rosary Society. Her husband, Simon Haas, died 40 years ago. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Frank Geiger; a son, Frank Geiger, and 10 grandchildren, all of Fort Wayne. The body was taken to the Mungovan & Sons mortuary and will be returned to the home Monday afternoon. Funeral services will be announced later
1

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1870Napoleon, Henry County, OhioSimon Haas3
1880OhioSimon Haas6

Family

Simon Haas b. 1832, d. December 17, 1900
Children

Citations

  1. [S1604] Frances Haas Obituary, August 13, 1939.
  2. [S1603] The Staff of The Public Library of Ft. Wayne and Allen Co., Ft. Wayne Obituary Index 1938 -1949.
  3. [S1681] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Simon Haas household.
  4. [S1597] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Joseph Racht household.
  5. [S1638] Joseph Racht Obituary, November 28, 1908.
  6. [S1685] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Simon Haas household.
  7. [S1605] Simon Haas Obituary, December 18, 1900.
  8. [S2694] Fort Wayne Sentinal Newspaper , June 18, 1897.
  9. [S2695] Fort Wayne News Newspaper "Houser", July 2, 1915.

Simon Haas1

M, #8969, b. 1832, d. December 17, 1900
     Simon Haas was born in 1832 in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.2,3
Simon married Frances Racht, daughter of Joseph A. Racht and Frances A. Bastes, circa 1864.1,4
Simon Haas immigrated in 1866 to Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio.2
Simon is a head of household on the 1870 U. S. Census for Ohio. He was identified as a 37-year-old male born in Wurtenberg as were both of his parents. He was a drayman with real-estate valued at $1,000.00 and personal property valued at $600.00. Enumerated with him were:, his son Joseph J., his daughters Katie and Catherine.5 Simon Haas was naturalized on March 30, 1872 at the Henry County Probate Court in Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio.3
Simon is a head of household on the 1880 U. S. Census of Ohio. He was identified as a married 47-year-old male born in Wuertenberg as were both of his parents. Enumerated with him were: his wife Frances, his son Joseph J., his daughters Catherine and Katie.6 Simon Haas and Frances Racht moved in 1887 from Napoleon, Ohio to Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. Moving with Simon were Joseph J. Haas.2 Simon Haas was employed at Haas Foundry and Machine Works, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, between 1887 and 1900.2
Simon was a laborer in 1893.7
Simon Haas lived in 1893 357 East Washington Avenue, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.7 In a lawsuit in October, 1894 in the Superior Court, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, Simon Haas was sued by John J. Baltes for $200 on work and labor. W. & E. Leonard were the attorneys for the plaintiff.8
Simon Haas lived in 1900 321 West Leith Avenue, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.9
Simon died on December 17, 1900 in Indiana, of cancer of the stomach.2
His obituary was published in the Fort Wayne Morning Journal-Gazette Newspaper on December 18, 1900.2 His obituary stated:
Simon Haas Dead, aged resident passed away, from cancer of the stomach. Was a Native of Germany, and a Highly Respected Citizen - Formerly Employed at the Bass Foundry -- Other Deaths and Funerals. Mr. Simon Haas, residing at 24 West Leith street, and one of the well known people of the city, passed away Monday afternoon, as a result of cancer of the stomach, from which he had suffered intensely and long. He was aged 68 years, and leaves a widow and three children. Mrs. Frank Geiger, Mrs. John Baltes and Mr. Joseph Haas. Mr. Haas was a native of Germany, being born in that country in the year 1832. In the year 1866, he emigrated to America, settling first in Napoleon O., where he lived for 21 years. He then came to Fort Wayne, where he was employed in the Bass Foundry and Machine works, until compelled by his terrible disease to give up his occupation. The funeral will be held Thursday at 8:30 a. m. from the residence and at 9 a. m. from St. Peter's Catholic church, of which he was a member
2

His obituary was published in the Fort Wayne Sentinal Newspaper on December 18, 1900.10 His obituary stated:
Simon Haas, sixty-eight years of age, died Monday evening at his home, 24 West Leith street, after an extended illness from cancer of the stomach. Mr. Haas was a native of Germany, where he was born in 1832. He came to America in 1866, settling at Napoleon, Ohio, and in 1887 removed to Fort Wayne, where he has been employed at the Bass foundry. Surviving are the widow and three children - Mrs. Frank Geiger, Mrs. John Baltes and Joseph Haas. Deceased was a devoted member of St. Peter's Catholic church.
     Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 8:30 from the residence and at 9 o'clock from St. Peter's church
10

Simon's wake was held on December 19, 1900 at 24 West Leith Street, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, at his residence.2
His funeral service was held on December 20, 1900 at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.2 He was buried on December 20, 1900 in Catholic Cemetery in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, in section C, lot 266.11

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1870Napoleon, Henry County, OhioSimon Haas5
1880OhioSimon Haas6

Family

Frances Racht b. 1850, d. August 12, 1939
Children

Citations

  1. [S1604] Frances Haas Obituary, August 13, 1939.
  2. [S1605] Simon Haas Obituary, December 18, 1900.
  3. [S1606] Simon Haas, Naturalization Second Papers.
  4. [S1638] Joseph Racht Obituary, November 28, 1908.
  5. [S1681] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Simon Haas household.
  6. [S1685] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Simon Haas household.
  7. [S1634] Fort Wayne City Directory, 1893-1894.
  8. [S2693] Fort Wayne Gazette Newspaper "Suits Filed", October 24, 1894.
  9. [S1635] Fort Wayne City Directory, 1900.
  10. [S2694] Fort Wayne Sentinal Newspaper , December 18, 1900.
  11. [S1618] Virginia F. (Jordan) Bloomfield, Burial Records Catholic Cemetery Ft. Wayne, Vol II 1873 - 1939, page 185.

Katie Haas1,2

F, #8970, b. 1868
Father*Simon Haas1 b. 1832, d. December 17, 1900
Mother*Frances Racht1 b. 1850, d. August 12, 1939
     Katie Haas, daughter of Simon Haas and Frances Racht, was born in 1868 in Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio.2,3
Katie was enumerated with her parent Simon Haas on the 1870 U. S. Census for Ohio. She was listed as a 2-year-old female born in Ohiol.2
Katie was enumerated as the daughter of Simon Haas on the 1880 U. S. Census of Ohio. She was listed as a 12-year-old female born in Ohio. She was attending school.3
Katie visited Joseph Houser and Mrs. Catherine Houser at Hoagland, Allen County, Indiana, circa August 1, 1890 while there they attended a festival given by the Hoagland band. Annie was the winner of a $5.00 cake. The following evening they gave an ice cream party in honor of their guests.4
Katie married Frank J. Geiger, son of (?) Geiger, before 1898.1,5
On January 15, 1904, Katie won a prize in a progressive pedro game at a party given by the Social Pedro club.6
Katie and Frank J. Geiger lived in February, 1904 at 316 East Leith street in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. Residing with them were..7
On February 10, 1904, Katie entertained the Social Pedro club at her home.8
Minnie Baltes and Katie Geiger attended a day's outing at Oakland farm as guests of Mrs. J. Dickson.5
At a meeting of the Apres-midi club at the home of Clara Haas on January 19, 1906, Katie won a prize in a card game.5
Minnie Baltes and Katie Geiger attended a day's outing at Oakland farm as guests of Mrs. J. Dickson.9,10
Katie and Frank J. Geiger lived in May, 1917 at 163 East Leith street in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. Residing with them were..7

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1870Napoleon, Henry County, OhioSimon Haas2
1880OhioSimon Haas3

Family

Frank J. Geiger
Child

Citations

  1. [S1604] Frances Haas Obituary, August 13, 1939.
  2. [S1681] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Simon Haas household.
  3. [S1685] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Simon Haas household.
  4. [S2694] Fort Wayne Sentinal Newspaper , August 7, 1890.
  5. [S2695] Fort Wayne News Newspaper , January 20, 1906.
  6. [S2695] Fort Wayne News Newspaper , January 16, 1904.
  7. [S2695] Fort Wayne News Newspaper , May 8, 1917.
  8. [S2695] Fort Wayne News Newspaper , February 9, 1904.
  9. [S2694] Fort Wayne Sentinal Newspaper , September 11, 1908.
  10. [S2745] Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette Newspaper , September 12, 1908.