Frank J. Geiger1

M, #8971
Father*(?) Geiger
     Frank married Katie Haas, daughter of Simon Haas and Frances Racht, before 1898.1,2
An article in the Ft. Wayne Sentinel Newspaper stated: "Superintendent Gorsline is in receipt of a letter from the Swiss consul at Cincinnati, asking him to locate Frank J. Geiger, who at one time resided in Fort Wayne. Twelve or fifteen years ago Geiger was employed in a hotel or restaurant in this city and since 1890 his relatives and friends in Switzerland have not heard from him. The superintendent is making diligent inquiry about the man today, but fins nobody who remembers hime under that name at least."3,4
Katie and Frank J. Geiger lived in February, 1904 at 316 East Leith street in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. Residing with them were..5
Katie and Frank J. Geiger lived in May, 1917 at 163 East Leith street in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. Residing with them were..5

Family

Katie Haas b. 1868
Child

Citations

  1. [S1604] Frances Haas Obituary, August 13, 1939.
  2. [S2695] Fort Wayne News Newspaper , January 20, 1906.
  3. [S2694] Fort Wayne Sentinal Newspaper , June 1, 1898.
  4. [S2693] Fort Wayne Gazette Newspaper , June 2, 1898.
  5. [S2695] Fort Wayne News Newspaper , May 8, 1917.

Joseph J. Haas1,2

M, #8972, b. 1866, d. before 1939
Father*Simon Haas1,2 b. 1832, d. December 17, 1900
Mother*Frances Racht1,2 b. 1850, d. August 12, 1939
     Joseph J. Haas, son of Simon Haas and Frances Racht, was born in 1866 in Henry County, Ohio.3 Conflicting evidence placed his birth in 1878 (1880 census; age is in error as he was living at the time of the 1870 census.)4
Joseph was enumerated with his parent Simon Haas on the 1870 U. S. Census for Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio. He was listed as a four-year-old male born in Ohio.5
Joseph was enumerated as the son of Simon Haas on the 1880 U. S. Census of Ohio. He was listed as a two-year-old male born in Ohio.4
Joseph moved along with Simon Haas and Frances Racht in 1887 from Napoleon, Ohio to Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.1 Joseph J. Haas and an unknown person obtained a marriage license on June 10, 1898 at Indiana.6
Joseph married Clara Walda, daughter of Frederick Walda, on June 16, 1898 at Allen County, Indiana. recorded in book 23, OSPage 69.7,8
Joseph J. Haas lived in 1900 321 West Leith Avenue, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.9
Joseph J. was a machinist in 1900.9
Joseph J. Haas lived in January, 1906 at South Harrison street in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. Residing with them were..10 He was employed by Penn Company at Indiana, in 1918 a boilermaker.7
Clara and Joseph J. Haas lived in 1918 at 212 Killea Avenue in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. Residing with them were..7 Joseph J. Haas was employed by Van Arnam's in 1925 a machinist.11
Joseph J. Haas and Clara Walda lived in 1925 1905 Riedmiller Avenue, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.11
Joseph died before 1939.1,2

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1870Napoleon, Henry County, OhioSimon Haas5
1880OhioSimon Haas4

Family

Clara Walda

Citations

  1. [S1605] Simon Haas Obituary, December 18, 1900.
  2. [S1604] Frances Haas Obituary, August 13, 1939.
  3. [S1680] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Hy Halteman household.
  4. [S1685] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Simon Haas household.
  5. [S1681] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Simon Haas household.
  6. [S2694] Fort Wayne Sentinal Newspaper "Marriage Licenses", June 10, 1898.
  7. [S1636] Fort Wayne City Directory, 1918.
  8. [S1660] Indiana Marriages, 1845-1920, Ancestry.com (database online), 2000.
  9. [S1635] Fort Wayne City Directory, 1900.
  10. [S2695] Fort Wayne News Newspaper , January 20, 1906.
  11. [S1637] Fort Wayne City Directory, 1925.

Catherine "Minnie" Haas1,2,3

F, #8973, b. 1864, d. before 1939
Father*Simon Haas1,2 b. 1832, d. December 17, 1900
Mother*Frances Racht1,2 b. 1850, d. August 12, 1939
     Her nickname was "Minnie." Catherine "Minnie" Haas, daughter of Simon Haas and Frances Racht, was born in 1864 in Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio.3,4 Conflicting evidence placed her birth in 1858 (1920 census) or in 1870 (1930 census.)5,6
Catherine was enumerated with her parent Simon Haas on the 1870 U. S. Census for Ohio. She was listed as a 6-year-old female born in Ohio.3
Catherine was enumerated as the daughter of Simon Haas on the 1880 U. S. Census of Ohio. She was listed as a single 16-year-old female born in Wurtenberg.4
Catherine married John J. Baltes on May 3, 1892 at Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.2,6,7
Catherine and John J. Baltes lived say 1899 at 59 Eliza street in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. Residing with them were..8
Catherine and John J. Baltes lived in 1900 at 29 Bass street in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. Residing with them were, their children Angela, Joseph and John..9
On January 15, 1904, Minnie won a prize in a progressive pedro game at a party given by the Social Pedro club.10
Minnie Baltes and Katie Geiger attended a day's outing at Oakland farm as guests of Mrs. J. Dickson.11,12
Catherine and John J. Baltes lived in 1920 at 131 Woodland Street in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. Residing with them were, their children Carl, Donald and Georgiana..5
Catherine was enumerated as the wife of John J. Baltes under the name of "Catherine Baltes" on the 1920 U. S. Census of Wayne Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. She was listed as a 62-year-old female born in Ohio, her parents were born in Germany.5
Catherine and John J. Baltes lived in 1930 at 2215 Lafayette in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. Residing with them were, their children Carl, Donald and Georgiana, their married daughter Angela K. Parrot, their grandchild Dorothy Parrot..6
Catherine was enumerated as the wife of John J. Baltes under the name of "Catherine Baltes" on the 1930 U. S. Census of Wayne Township, Indiana. She was listed as a married 60-year-old female born in Ohio, both her parents were born in Germany. She was married at the age of 21.6
Catherine died before 1939.1,2

Family

John J. Baltes b. 1868
Children

Citations

  1. [S1604] Frances Haas Obituary, August 13, 1939.
  2. [S1605] Simon Haas Obituary, December 18, 1900.
  3. [S1681] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Simon Haas household.
  4. [S1685] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Simon Haas household.
  5. [S2754] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John J. Baltes household.
  6. [S2755] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John W. Baltes household.
  7. [S2242] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Index to Marriage Records, Allen County, Indiana, 1824 - 1920, Inclusive, Volume I (A - E).
  8. [S2695] Fort Wayne News Newspaper "Birth Record", September 6, 1899.
  9. [S2694] Fort Wayne Sentinal Newspaper "Baltes", August 18, 1900.
  10. [S2695] Fort Wayne News Newspaper , January 16, 1904.
  11. [S2694] Fort Wayne Sentinal Newspaper , September 11, 1908.
  12. [S2745] Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette Newspaper , September 12, 1908.
  13. [S2695] Fort Wayne News Newspaper "Parrot-Baltes", April 21, 1914.
  14. [S2694] Fort Wayne Sentinal Newspaper "Run Over by Wood Wagon", March 25, 1902.
  15. [S4389] Genevieve Baltes Obituary, December 19, 1900.
  16. [S1672] Indiana Birth Records Index, 1880-1920, Ancestry.com (database online), 2000.

John J. Baltes1,2

M, #8974, b. 1868
     John J. Baltes was born in 1868 in Germany.2
John J. Baltes immigrated in 1883 to Pennsylvania traveling Germany.2
John married Catherine "Minnie" Haas, daughter of Simon Haas and Frances Racht, on May 3, 1892 at Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.1,3,4 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.5
In June 1895, John and Henry Honeck, stonemasons put in the foundation for a new air compressor and accumulator at the Wabash Railroad shops in Ft. Wayne.6 In a lawsuit on January 6, 1898 John J. Baltes On January 6, 1898 Justice Bullerman heard the case of the state against Paul Koehler, who was charged with assault and battery. It seem that Koehler and John had some difficulty and met in a saloon. It was alleged that Koehler knocked John down with a straight arm blow in the eye. The justice assessed a nominal fine.7
Catherine and John J. Baltes lived say 1899 at 59 Eliza street in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. Residing with them were..8
Catherine and John J. Baltes lived in 1900 at 29 Bass street in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. Residing with them were, their children Angela, Joseph and John..9
His funeral service was held on August 20, 1900 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.9
On April 19, 1901, John was awarded the contract for the foundation of a new school at the corner of Jefferson and Lafayette streets for St. Mary's Catholic church. The bid which was accepted by Very Reverend John H. Oechtering, pastor was for $2,200.00.10
John was awarded the contract for the brick and stone work for the new academy of St. Patrick's parish on May 1, 1901 with a bid of $1,365.11
On May 23, 1904, John's bid for brick work on the Rice theater on East Berry street in Ft. Wayne was accepted and he was awarded the contract for the work which was to begin the next day.12 In a lawsuit in January, 1912 John J. Baltes was sued by Charles F. Sautbine for $2,500 in damages. He claimed he received iinjuries when a brick was dropped on his head in the constrution of the addition to Sacred Heart academy.13
John J. was a brick and stone contractor in 1920 at Indiana.2
Catherine and John J. Baltes lived in 1920 at 131 Woodland Street in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. Residing with them were, their children Carl, Donald and Georgiana..2
John is a head of household on the 1920 U. S. Census of Wayne Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. He was identified as a married 52-year-old male born in Germany as were his parents. He owned a home which was not mortgaged. He immigrated in 1883. Enumerated with him were: his wife Catherine, his sons Carl Jacob and Donald E., his daughter Georgiana.2
John J. was a building contractor in 1930.3
Catherine and John J. Baltes lived in 1930 at 2215 Lafayette in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. Residing with them were, their children Carl, Donald and Georgiana, their married daughter Angela K. Parrot, their grandchild Dorothy Parrot..3
John is a head of household on the 1930 U. S. Census of Wayne Township, Indiana. He was identified as a 63-year-old male born in Germany as were his parents. He owned a home valued at $5,500.00, he was not a veteran. Enumerated with him were: his wife Catherine, his sons Carl Jacob and Donald E., his daughter Georgiana, his married daughter Angela K. Parrot, his granddaughter Dorothy Parrot.3

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1920Wayne Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, IndianaJohn J. Baltes2
1930Wayne Township, IndianaJohn J. Baltes3

Family

Catherine "Minnie" Haas b. 1864, d. before 1939
Children

Citations

  1. [S1605] Simon Haas Obituary, December 18, 1900.
  2. [S2754] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John J. Baltes household.
  3. [S2755] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John W. Baltes household.
  4. [S2242] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Index to Marriage Records, Allen County, Indiana, 1824 - 1920, Inclusive, Volume I (A - E).
  5. [S2693] Fort Wayne Gazette Newspaper "Suits Filed", October 24, 1894.
  6. [S2694] Fort Wayne Sentinal Newspaper , June 21, 1895.
  7. [S2695] Fort Wayne News Newspaper "Hit Him In The Eye", January 6, 1898.
  8. [S2695] Fort Wayne News Newspaper "Birth Record", September 6, 1899.
  9. [S2694] Fort Wayne Sentinal Newspaper "Baltes", August 18, 1900.
  10. [S2694] Fort Wayne Sentinal Newspaper "Mr. Baltes Gets Contract", April 20, 1901.
  11. [S2694] Fort Wayne Sentinal Newspaper "Contract Awarded", May 2, 1901.
  12. [S2694] Fort Wayne Sentinal Newspaper "Accepted Mr. Baltes' Bid", May 23, 1904.
  13. [S2694] Fort Wayne Sentinal Newspaper , January 24, 1912.
  14. [S2695] Fort Wayne News Newspaper "Parrot-Baltes", April 21, 1914.
  15. [S2694] Fort Wayne Sentinal Newspaper "Run Over by Wood Wagon", March 25, 1902.
  16. [S4389] Genevieve Baltes Obituary, December 19, 1900.
  17. [S1672] Indiana Birth Records Index, 1880-1920, Ancestry.com (database online), 2000.

George Stultz1

M, #8975
Father*Edward M. Stultz1 b. October 19, 1889, d. November 1, 1950
Mother*Agnes Racht1 b. May 20, 1895, d. December 7, 1947

Citations

  1. [S1642] Agnes Racht Stults Obituary, December9, 1947.

Raymond Kull1

M, #8976
     Raymond married Mary Yvonne Stultz, daughter of Edward M. Stultz and Agnes Racht.1

Family

Mary Yvonne Stultz b. May 17, 1916

Citations

  1. [S1642] Agnes Racht Stults Obituary, December9, 1947.

Cecil G. Smith1

M, #8977
     Cecil married Katherine Racht, daughter of Albert J. Racht and Mary E. "Maggie" Phillips.1

Family

Katherine Racht b. 1898

Citations

  1. [S1642] Agnes Racht Stults Obituary, December9, 1947.

Catholic Cemetery (Ft Wayne, IN)

?, #8978
Catholic Cemetery, Ft. Wayne
     
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     Catholic Cemetery (Ft Wayne, IN) is located at 3500 Lake Ave in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, 41.09000, -85.09594.
Years ago, the original Catholic Cemetery was on Cathedral Square. There arose a need for a larger cemetery. The next cemetery was located on Swinney Ave. After only 29 years the need arose for another larger location. In 1872, Bishop Dwenger purchased 120 acres, one mile outside the city limits of Fort Wayne. The bodies have been removed from the other twp cemeteries into the present location. The cemetery was then opened for interments in 1873.1

The following people are buried here.


Theodore Racht - 1886. in section C, lot 33.2

Mrs. Frances A. Racht - June 19, 1895. in section C, lot 33.2

Lucy Racht. in section C, lot 34.2

Simon Haas - December 20, 1900. in section C, lot 266.3

Arthur Francis Racht - September 17, 1902, aged 2. in section C, lot 33.2

Mrs. Margaret Houser.4

Joseph A. Racht - December 1, 1908. in section C, lot 33.2

Albert J. Racht - January 5, 1915. in section B, lot 462.2

Nicholas A. Racht - May 3, 1916, aged 55. in section D, lot 34.2

Charles L. Freed - January, 1918.1

Margaret Houser - January 1, 1923. in section A, lot 265.5

Martin Edward Racht - June 27, 1928, aged 43. in section D, lot 34.2

Richard Houser - April 6, 1937, aged 3.6

Mrs. Catherine Racht - March 29, 1938, aged 79. in section D, lot 34.7,2

Louis A. Parrot - June, 1938, aged 76.4

Theodore Arthur Houser - November 30, 1939, aged 57. in section A, lot 380. Tombstone Photo.5

Charles Lewis Houser - June 1, 1942, aged 58. in section A, lot 265.8,9     

Mary E. "Maggie" Phillips - November 4, 1943, aged 75. in section B, lot 462.10

Mrs. Agnes Houser - August 3, 1944, aged 68. in section A, lot 380. Tombstone Photo.11

Mrs. Monica M. Houser - November 30, 1944, aged 59. in section K, lot 67.12,13

Mrs. Agnes Stultz - December 10, 1947, aged 52. section B, lot 462.14,15

Mrs. Catherine T. Freed - November, 1950.1

Joseph P. Racht - January 25, 1952, aged 45. in section B, lot 462.16

Theodore Raymond Racht - February 28, 1952, aged 62. in section D, lot 395.10

Mrs. Agnes C. Carteaux - April 5, 1952, aged 72.17

Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser - August 19, 1953, aged 67. in section K, lot 67.18,9

James Michael Houser - February 4, 1954. in section K, lot 93.19

Theodore S. Carteaux - September 28, 1959, aged 53.20

Milton T. Houser - November 13, 1962, aged 28. in section K, lot 110.21

Mrs. Estell Pearl Houser - July 16, 1963, aged 70.22

Edward J. Houser - September 2, 1969, aged 54. section D, lot 474.23,9

John J. Houser - January 22, 1971, aged 64. in section A, lot 380. Tombstone Photo.9

Florence V. (?) - September, 1971, aged 66. in section A, lot 380. Tombstone Photo.9

Charles A. Houser - June 12, 1972, aged 74.4

Francis L. Carteaux - January 8, 1974, aged 58.17

Mrs. Nellie M. Carteaux - August 12, 1974, aged 66.20

Mrs. Margaret C. Carteaux - May 15, 1975, aged 64.20

Gladys R. Racht - November 2, 1977, aged 80. in section B, lot 462.24,25

Louis M. Houser - 1997. Tombstone Photo.1

Mrs. Claudine M. Houser - March, 2003. Tombstone Photo.1

Earl J. Houser - May, 2003, aged 92. Tombstone Photo.1

Mrs. Alice M. Houser - 2005. Tombstone Photo.1

Mrs. Rosemary A. Dawson - October 2, 2010, aged 84.1

Donald P. Houser - January 13, 2011.1

Citations

  1. [S556] Internet Site: Find-A-Grave Web Site).
  2. [S1619] Virginia F. (Jordan) Bloomfield, Burial Records Catholic Cemetery Ft. Wayne, Vol II 1873 - 1939, page 408.
  3. [S1618] Virginia F. (Jordan) Bloomfield, Burial Records Catholic Cemetery Ft. Wayne, Vol II 1873 - 1939, page 185.
  4. [S2040] Ancestry World Tree.
  5. [S1618] Virginia F. (Jordan) Bloomfield, Burial Records Catholic Cemetery Ft. Wayne, Vol II 1873 - 1939, page 222.
  6. [S2095] Obituary of Richard Houser.
  7. [S1647] Catherine Head Racht Obiturary, March 28, 1938.
  8. [S1654] Charles Lewis House Obituary, May 29, 1942.
  9. [S1620] Virginia F. (Jordan) Bloomfield, Burial Records Catholic Cemetery Ft. Wayne, Vol I 1940 - 1973, page 288.
  10. [S1621] Virginia F. (Jordan) Bloomfield, Burial Records Catholic Cemetery Ft. Wayne, Vol I 1940 - 1973.
  11. [S1656] Mrs. Agnes Houser Obituary, August 1, 1944.
  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 289.
  14. [S1642] Agnes Racht Stults Obituary, December9, 1947.
  15. [S1621] Virginia F. (Jordan) Bloomfield, Burial Records Catholic Cemetery Ft. Wayne, Vol I 1940 - 1973, page 638.
  16. [S1650] Joseph P. Racht Obituary, January 23, 1952.
  17. [S6376] Comment posted to Berg family tree on Rootsweb. Comment submitted by Marilyn Horrell on October 5, 2010.
  18. [S1651] Clement J. Houser Obituary, August 17, 1953.
  19. [S1659] James Michael Houser Obituary, February 3, 1954.
  20. [S6376] Comment posted to Berg family tree on Rootsweb. Comment submitted by Marilyn Horrell on October 2, 2010.
  21. [S1620] Virginia F. (Jordan) Bloomfield, Burial Records Catholic Cemetery Ft. Wayne, Vol I 1940 - 1973.
  22. [S6194] Estella Houser Obituary, July 14, 1963.
  23. [S1657] Edward J. Houser Obituary, September 1, 1969.
  24. [S1643] Gladys R. Racht Obituary, November 1, 1977.
  25. [S1622] Allen County Public Library, Burial Records Catholic Cemetery Ft. Wayne 1974 - 1983, page 223.

Rt. Rev. Msgr. D. Lawrence Monahan

M, #8979
     Rt. Rev. Msgr. D. Lawrence Monahan lived at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.
D. performed the funeral service for Catherine "Katie" Head, it was held on March 29, 1938 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Indiana.1
D. performed the funeral service for Charles Lewis Houser, it was held on June 1, 1942 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Indiana.2
D. performed the funeral service for Agnes Whalen, it was held on August 3, 1944 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Indiana.3
D. performed the funeral service for Monica M. Schimmell, it was held on November 30, 1944 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Indiana.4
D. performed the funeral service for Agnes Racht, it was held on December 10, 1947 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Indiana.5

Citations

  1. [S1647] Catherine Head Racht Obiturary, March 28, 1938.
  2. [S1654] Charles Lewis House Obituary, May 29, 1942.
  3. [S1656] Mrs. Agnes Houser Obituary, August 1, 1944.
  4. [S1653] Mrs. Monica Houser Obituary, November 22, 1944.
  5. [S1642] Agnes Racht Stults Obituary, December9, 1947.

Reverend Herman B. Herbst

M, #8980
     Herman performed the funeral service for Eugene E. "Gene" Racht, it was held on December 7, 1962 at St. Gaspar Del Bufalo Catholic Church, Rome City, Noble County, Indiana.1

Citations

  1. [S1648] Gene Racht Obituary, December 6, 1962.

Orange Cemetery (Rome City,IN)

?, #8981
Orange Cemetery
Rome City, Indiana
     
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     Orange Cemetery (Rome City,IN) is located in Rome City, Noble County, Indiana, 41.47080, -85.39220.

The following people are buried here.


Eugene E. "Gene" Racht - December 7, 1962.1

Citations

  1. [S1648] Gene Racht Obituary, December 6, 1962.

Father Edward Hession

M, #8982
     Edward performed the funeral service for Joseph P. Racht, it was held on January 25, 1952 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.1

Citations

  1. [S1650] Joseph P. Racht Obituary, January 23, 1952.

Monica M. Schimmell1,2

F, #8983, b. January 29, 1885, d. November 26, 1944
Father*George Schimmell
Mother*Kresenzia Schoenle3
     Monica M. Schimmell was also known as Schimmele.2 Monica M. Schimmell, daughter of George Schimmell and Kresenzia Schoenle, was born on January 29, 1885 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.4,5
Monica married Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser, son of Joseph Houser and Catherine Racht, on May 28, 1907 at Allen County, Indiana. book 30, OSPage 240.1,2 Mrs. Monica M. Houser attended the bridal shower for Clara C. Houser on May 13, 1911 at Indiana.6
Monica and Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser lived in 1918 at 301 West Leith Street in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. Residing with them were..7,8
Monica was enumerated as the wife of Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser under the name of "Monica Houser" on the 1920 U. S. Census of Indiana. She was listed as a 34-year-old female born in Indiana. Both of her parents were born in Germany.9
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..10
Monica M. was an office clerk at an electrical factory in 1930.10
Monica was enumerated as the wife of Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser under the name of "Monica M. Houser" on the 1930 U. S. Census of Wayne Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. She was listed as a married 45-year-old female born in Indiana, her parents were born in Germany. She was married for the first time at the age of 22.10
Monica and Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser lived in 1944 at 301 West Leith Street in Indiana. Residing with them were..4 Monica was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and the Rosary Society .4
Monica died on November 26, 1944 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, at age 59 she had been ill several weeks.4
Her obituary was published in the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette Newspaper on November 27, 1944.4 Her obituary stated:
Mrs. Monica Houser, 59, of 301 West Leith street, died at 3 a. m. Sunday at the Lutheran hospital. She had been ill several weeks. She was a lifelong resident of this county. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic church and of the Rosary Society. Survivors include the husband, Clement; three sons, Leo of this city, Pvt. Joseph C. with the army and C/MMM Raymond, in the navy; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Kell and Mrs Edgar Nelson of this city; two brothers, George and John Schimmell, and two sisters; Mrs. James Crowe of this city and Mrs. Theodore Ortlieb, Milwaukee, Wis., and six grandchildren. The body was removed to the Mungovan & Sons mortuary. It will be taken to the residence today and friends may call there after 7 p. m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 8:30 a. m. at the residence and at 9 a. m. at St. Patrick's Church, Rt. Rev. Msgr. D. L. Monahan will officiate and interment will be in the Catholic cemetery
4

Monica M.'s wake was held on November 28, 1944 at 301 West Leith Street, Indiana, the body was first removed to the Mungovan & Sons mortuary and later returned to the residence for the wake.4
Her funeral service was held on November 30, 1944 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, the service was performed by Rt. Rev. Msgr. D. Lawrence Monahan.4 Mrs. Monica M. Houser was buried on November 30, 1944 in Catholic Cemetery in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, in section K, lot 67.4,5

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1920Fort Wayne, Allen County, IndianaClement Joseph "Clem" Houser9
1930Wayne Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, IndianaClement Joseph "Clem" Houser10

Family

Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser b. February 13, 1886, d. August 16, 1953
Children

Citations

  1. [S1651] Clement J. Houser Obituary, August 17, 1953.
  2. [S1660] Indiana Marriages, 1845-1920, Ancestry.com (database online), 2000.
  3. [S1623] Fort Wayne Public Library, Mungovan Mortuary, 1912-1963 (H - O), page 362.
  4. [S1653] Mrs. Monica Houser Obituary, November 22, 1944.
  5. [S1620] Virginia F. (Jordan) Bloomfield, Burial Records Catholic Cemetery Ft. Wayne, Vol I 1940 - 1973, page 289.
  6. [S2251] Clara Houser Shower.
  7. [S1636] Fort Wayne City Directory, 1918.
  8. [S4322] Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com (database online).
  9. [S1729] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Clement J. Houser household.
  10. [S2352] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Clement J. Houser household.
  11. [S1626] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Index to Birth Records 1887 - 1920 Inclusive, Allen County, Indiana, Volume 2 (D - J).

Velma Marie Houser1,2

F, #8984, b. 1911
Father*Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser1 b. February 13, 1886, d. August 16, 1953
Mother*Monica M. Schimmell1 b. January 29, 1885, d. November 26, 1944
     Velma Marie Houser, daughter of Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser and Monica M. Schimmell, was born in 1911 in Indiana.2
Velma married Edgar A. Nelson.1
Velma was enumerated as the daughter of Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser on the 1920 U. S. Census of Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. She was listed as a nine-year-old female born in Indiana.2
She lived with her parents, Monica and Clement, in 1930 at 301 West Leith Street, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.3
Velma was enumerated as the daughter of Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser on the 1930 U. S. Census of Wayne Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. She was listed as a single 19-year-old girl born in Indiana as were her parents. She was not working or attending school.3

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1920Fort Wayne, Allen County, IndianaClement Joseph "Clem" Houser2
1930Wayne Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, IndianaClement Joseph "Clem" Houser3

Citations

  1. [S1651] Clement J. Houser Obituary, August 17, 1953.
  2. [S1729] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Clement J. Houser household.
  3. [S2352] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Clement J. Houser household.

Edgar A. Nelson1

M, #8985
     Edgar married Velma Marie Houser, daughter of Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser and Monica M. Schimmell.1

Family

Velma Marie Houser b. 1911

Citations

  1. [S1651] Clement J. Houser Obituary, August 17, 1953.

(?) Houser1

F, #8986
Father*Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser1 b. February 13, 1886, d. August 16, 1953
Mother*Monica M. Schimmell1 b. January 29, 1885, d. November 26, 1944
     (?) married Robert J. Keller.1

Citations

  1. [S1651] Clement J. Houser Obituary, August 17, 1953.

Robert J. Keller1

M, #8987
     Robert married (?) Houser, daughter of Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser and Monica M. Schimmell.1

Family

(?) Houser

Citations

  1. [S1651] Clement J. Houser Obituary, August 17, 1953.

Leo Joseph Houser1,2

M, #8988, b. March 26, 1908, d. December 2, 1978
Father*Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser1 b. February 13, 1886, d. August 16, 1953
Mother*Monica M. Schimmell1 b. January 29, 1885, d. November 26, 1944
     Leo Joseph Houser, son of Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser and Monica M. Schimmell, was born on March 26, 1908 in Allen County, Indiana.3,2
Leo was enumerated as the son of Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser on the 1920 U. S. Census of Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. He was listed as an 11-year-old male born in Indiana.4
He lived with his parents, Monica and Clement, in 1930 at 301 West Leith Street in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.5
Leo Joseph was a stenographer in 1930.5
Leo was enumerated as the son of Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser on the 1930 U. S. Census of Wayne Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. He was listed as a single 32-year-old male born in Indiana as were his parents. (Age is actually 22-years-old.)5
Leo died on December 2, 1978 at age 70.3

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1920Fort Wayne, Allen County, IndianaClement Joseph "Clem" Houser4
1930Wayne Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, IndianaClement Joseph "Clem" Houser5

Citations

  1. [S1651] Clement J. Houser Obituary, August 17, 1953.
  2. [S1626] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Index to Birth Records 1887 - 1920 Inclusive, Allen County, Indiana, Volume 2 (D - J).
  3. [S1614] Louise (Martin) Palmer, Index to Obituaries, Ft. Wayne 1976 - 1980, page 117.
  4. [S1729] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Clement J. Houser household.
  5. [S2352] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Clement J. Houser household.

Edward J. Houser1

M, #8989, b. January 18, 1915, d. August 30, 1969
Father*Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser1 b. February 13, 1886, d. August 16, 1953
Mother*Monica M. Schimmell1 b. January 29, 1885, d. November 26, 1944
     Edward J. Houser was employed by Industrial Piping & Engineering Company at Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, as an engineer and designer.2 Edward J. Houser, son of Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser and Monica M. Schimmell, was born on January 18, 1915 in Indiana.3,4
Edward married Ida May (?)2
Edward was enumerated as the son of Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser on the 1920 U. S. Census of Indiana. He was listed as a five-year-old male born in Indiana.5
He lived with his parents, Monica and Clement, in 1930 at 301 West Leith Street in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.6
Edward was enumerated as the son of Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser on the 1930 U. S. Census of Wayne Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. He was listed as a single 15-year-old boy born in Indiana as were his parents. He was attending school.6 Edward was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society, Catholic Order of Foresters and Fraternal Order of Eagles.2
Edward died on August 30, 1969 in Lake Orion, Oakland County, Michigan, at age 54 he suffered an acute coronary occlusion. He and his wife were spending the weekend at Lake Orion.2,7
His obituary was published in the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette Newspaper on September 1, 1969.2 His obituary stated:
Edward J. Houser, 54, of 2626 North Highlands Blvd.., died at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Lake Orion, Mich., after suffering an acute coronary occlusion. He and his wife, Ida May were spending the weekend at Lake Orion. A lifelong Fort Wayne resident, he was employed as an engineer and designer for Industrial Piping & Engineering Co. He was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society, Catholic Order of Foresters and Fraternal Order of Eagles. Also surviving are two sons, Dean Edward, Guam, and Anthony Edward at home; a daughter, Mrs. Rebecca Dirig, Fort Wayne; three brothers, Leo J. and Raymond J., Fort Wayne, and Joseph, Palm Springs Shores, Fla; two sisters, Mrs. Robert Keller and Mrs. Edger Nelson, Fort Wayne; and three grandchildren. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Mungovan & Sons Mortuary, Calhoun St., and at 10 a.m. in Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Msgr. William M. Faber officiating. Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Rosary services will be there at 8 p.m.
2

Edward J.'s wake was held on September 2, 1969 at Mungovan & Sons Mortuary, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.2
His funeral service was held on September 2, 1969 at Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, the service was performed by Msgr. William M. Faber.2 Edward J. Houser was buried on September 2, 1969 in Catholic Cemetery in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, section D, lot 474.2,4

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1920Fort Wayne, Allen County, IndianaClement Joseph "Clem" Houser5
1930Wayne Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, IndianaClement Joseph "Clem" Houser6

Family

Ida May (?)

Citations

  1. [S1651] Clement J. Houser Obituary, August 17, 1953.
  2. [S1657] Edward J. Houser Obituary, September 1, 1969.
  3. [S1656] Mrs. Agnes Houser Obituary, August 1, 1944.
  4. [S1620] Virginia F. (Jordan) Bloomfield, Burial Records Catholic Cemetery Ft. Wayne, Vol I 1940 - 1973, page 288.
  5. [S1729] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Clement J. Houser household.
  6. [S2352] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Clement J. Houser household.
  7. [S1611] Staff of Public Library of Ft. Wayne and Allen County, Index to Obituaries, Ft. Wayne 1966 - 1970, page 120.

Raymond J. Houser1

M, #8990
Father*Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser1 b. February 13, 1886, d. August 16, 1953
Mother*Monica M. Schimmell1 b. January 29, 1885, d. November 26, 1944

Citations

  1. [S1651] Clement J. Houser Obituary, August 17, 1953.

Joseph C. Houser1

M, #8991, b. May 4, 1917, d. June 18, 1976
Father*Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser1 b. February 13, 1886, d. August 16, 1953
Mother*Monica M. Schimmell1 b. January 29, 1885, d. November 26, 1944
     Joseph C. Houser was also known as Raymond Joseph.2 Joseph C. Houser, son of Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser and Monica M. Schimmell, was born on May 4, 1917 in Allen County, Indiana.3,4
Joseph was enumerated as the son of Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser on the 1920 U. S. Census of Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. He was listed as a male born in Indiana.2
He lived with his parents, Monica and Clement, in 1930 at 301 West Leith Street in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.5
Joseph was enumerated as the son of Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser on the 1930 U. S. Census of Wayne Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. He was listed as an eight-year-old boy born in Indiana as were his parents. He was attending school.5
Joseph enlisted in the private in the U. S. Army for service in World War II on August 26, 1942 at Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. His enlistment record indicated he was single, 65 inches tall, weighed 164 pounds and was a high school graduate.6
Joseph served in 1944 in the U.S. Army as a Private.7
Joseph married (?) (?)8
Joseph died on June 18, 1976 at age 59.3

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1920Fort Wayne, Allen County, IndianaClement Joseph "Clem" Houser2
1930Wayne Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, IndianaClement Joseph "Clem" Houser5

Family

(?) (?) d. July 15, 1961

Citations

  1. [S1651] Clement J. Houser Obituary, August 17, 1953.
  2. [S1729] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Clement J. Houser household.
  3. [S1614] Louise (Martin) Palmer, Index to Obituaries, Ft. Wayne 1976 - 1980, page 117.
  4. [S1626] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Index to Birth Records 1887 - 1920 Inclusive, Allen County, Indiana, Volume 2 (D - J).
  5. [S2352] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Clement J. Houser household.
  6. [S4391] WW II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, Ancestry.com (database online), 2005.
  7. [S1653] Mrs. Monica Houser Obituary, November 22, 1944.
  8. [S1608] Staff of Public Library of Ft. Wayne and Allen County, Index to Obituaries, Ft. Wayne 1936-1938, page 135.

V. Rev. Msgr. Charles F. Girardot

M, #8992
     Charles performed the funeral service for Clement Joseph "Clem" Houser, it was held on August 19, 1953 at St. Jude's Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.1

Citations

  1. [S1651] Clement J. Houser Obituary, August 17, 1953.

Theodore Arthur Houser1,2

M, #8993, b. June 4, 1882, d. November 27, 1939
Father*Joseph Houser1 b. January 4, 1843, d. February 7, 1920
Mother*Catherine Racht1 b. April 10, 1851, d. July 1, 1915
     Theodore and Agnes had four known children.3 Theodore Arthur Houser, son of Joseph Houser and Catherine Racht, was born on June 4, 1882 in Hoagland, Allen County, Indiana.2,4,1,5 Conflicting evidence placed his birth in 1886 (1920 census.)6 Theodore Arthur Houser moved in 1892 from Hoagland, Indiana to Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.1
Theodore married Agnes Whalen, daughter of Patrick Whalen, circa 1905.1 Theodore Arthur Houser attended the bridal shower for Clara C. Houser on May 13, 1911 at Indiana.7
Theodore Arthur was listed in Catherine Racht's obituary as surviving.8 Theodore Arthur Houser was employed by S. F. Bowser & Company at corner of Creighton and Browser, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, in 1918 as a machinist.2
Agnes and Theodore Arthur Houser lived from 1918 to 1925 at 322 Killea Avenue in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. Residing with them were, their children John and Louis..9,6,2 Theodore registered for the draft for World War I on September 12, 1918 at Draft Board 3, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, he was listed as having a medium build and height, light gray eyes and black hair.2
Theodore is a head of household on the 1920 U. S. Census of Indiana. He was identified as a 36-year-old male born in Indiana. His father was born in Indiana and his mother in Germany. He was employed as a machinist with a railroad. Enumerated with him were: his wife Agnes, his sons John J. and Louis M.6 Theodore Arthur Houser was employed by Horton Mfg Company in 1925 a foreman.9 Theodore was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society and Modern Woodmen of America .1
Theodore died on November 27, 1939 at Berghoff Brewery in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, at age 57 of a heart attack while at work. Investigated by Dr. Walter Kruse, Allen county coroner.1
His obituary was published in the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette Newspaper on November 28, 1939.1 His obituary stated:
Brewery Worker Dies Suddenly - Theodore A. Houser, 54, an employe of the Berghoff Brewery, died suddenly at 3:20 Monday afternoon while working at the Berghoff plant. Death was due to a heart attack, according to Dr. Walter Kruse, Allen county coroner, who investigated. The deceased resided at 322 Killea avenue. born at Hoagland, he had resided here since 1909. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic church, the Holy Name Society and Modern Woodmen of America. Survivors include the widow, Agnes; two sons, John J. and Louis Houser of this city; four grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Klingenberger and Mrs. Agnes Carteaux of this city and Mrs. Anna Kennerk of New Haven, and two brothers, Charles and Clement Houser of Fort Wayne. The body was removed to Mungoven & Sons' mortuary. Funeral services will be arranged later
1

Theodore Arthur's wake was held on November 28, 1939 at Mungovan & Sons Mortuary, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.1 He was buried on November 30, 1939 in Catholic Cemetery in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, in section A, lot 380.10
Agnes and Theodore Houser Tombstone

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1920Fort Wayne, Allen County, IndianaTheodore Arthur Houser6

Family

Agnes Whalen b. November 23, 1875, d. July 31, 1944
Children

Citations

  1. [S1652] Theodore A. Houser Obituary, November 28, 1939.
  2. [S4321] Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com (database online).
  3. [S2247] Ancestry - FamilyHistory.com Message Boards , Carol Smith, Re: Ft. Wayne - Racht Family.
  4. [S1623] Fort Wayne Public Library, Mungovan Mortuary, 1912-1963 (H - O), page 362.
  5. [S2040] Ancestry World Tree.
  6. [S1731] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Theodore Houser household.
  7. [S2251] Clara Houser Shower.
  8. [S2695] Fort Wayne News Newspaper "Houser", July 2, 1915.
  9. [S1637] Fort Wayne City Directory, 1925.
  10. [S1618] Virginia F. (Jordan) Bloomfield, Burial Records Catholic Cemetery Ft. Wayne, Vol II 1873 - 1939, page 222.
  11. [S1672] Indiana Birth Records Index, 1880-1920, Ancestry.com (database online), 2000.

Catherine Racht1

F, #8994, b. April 10, 1851, d. July 1, 1915
Father*Joseph A. Racht b. 1823, d. November 27, 1908
Mother*Frances A. Bastes b. 1824, d. June 18, 1895
     Catherine Racht and Anna Rocht were either sisters or Catherine may have been the mother of Anna.2 Catherine Racht, daughter of Joseph A. Racht and Frances A. Bastes, was born on April 10, 1851 in Germany.1
Catherine (her first marriage) marrried Joseph Houser (his second marriage) , son of Alois Hauser and Frances Theresia Beriche, in 1874 at Hoagland, Allen County, Indiana.1
Catherine and Joseph Houser lived in August, 1890 in Indiana. Residing with them were..3
Catherine and Joseph 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
Catherine Racht purchased propertyh described as 59x176 feet of Barnett's out lot 4 at Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, in June, 1897 from Joseph Racht.4
Catherine died on July 1, 1915 at 318 Killea Avenue in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, at age 64.1,5 Her cause of death was dropsy.5
Her obituary was published in the Ft. Wayne News Newspaper on July 2, 1915.5 Her obituary stated:
Mrs. Catherine Houser, 64 years of age, died yesterday at her home, 318 Killea avenue, after an extended illness due to dropsy. Mrs. Houser was reared in Fort Wayne, her parents coming to this country from German sixty-three years ago. Mrs. Houser was an active member of St. Peter's Catholic church and was a member of the Rosary society and the Christian Mothers' society of that congregation.
     Surviving relatives include the husband, Joseph Houser; six children, Theodore, Charles, Clement, Mrs. Clara Gebhardt, Mrs. Agnes Carteaux and Mrs. Anna Kenner, all of this city; two step daughters, Mrs. Barbara Minnich and Mrs. Lizzie Schick, both of this city; one brother, Nicholas Racht; one sister, Mrs. Frances Sigg; twenty-six grandchildren and one great-grandchild
5

Family

Joseph Houser b. January 4, 1843, d. February 7, 1920
Children

Citations

  1. [S2040] Ancestry World Tree.
  2. [S2247] Ancestry - FamilyHistory.com Message Boards , Carol Smith, Re: Ft. Wayne - Racht Family.
  3. [S2694] Fort Wayne Sentinal Newspaper , August 7, 1890.
  4. [S2694] Fort Wayne Sentinal Newspaper , June 1, 1897.
  5. [S2695] Fort Wayne News Newspaper "Houser", July 2, 1915.
  6. [S1652] Theodore A. Houser Obituary, November 28, 1939.
  7. [S1598] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Albert Racht household.

Charles Lewis Houser1,2

M, #8995, b. May 5, 1884, d. May 28, 1942
Father*Joseph Houser1 b. January 4, 1843, d. February 7, 1920
Mother*Catherine Racht1 b. April 10, 1851, d. July 1, 1915
     Charles Lewis Houser, son of Joseph Houser and Catherine Racht, was born on May 5, 1884 in Hoagland, Allen County, Indiana.2,3,4 Charles Lewis Houser was employed by General Electric Company at Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, from 1903 to 1941 as a machinist and painter.2,4
Charles married Clara Cecelia Weber, daughter of Louis Weber and Mary E. Hale, on October 24, 1906 at Decatur, Adams County, Indiana.2,3 Charles Lewis Houser attended the bridal shower for Clara C. Houser on May 13, 1911 at Indiana.5
Charles Lewis was listed in Catherine Racht's obituary as surviving.6
Clara and Charles Lewis Houser lived in 1918 at 333 West Leith Street in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. Residing with them were..7,4 Charles registered for the draft for World War I on September 12, 1918 at Draft Board 3, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, he was listed as short with a medium build, blue eyes and black hair.4
Clara and Charles Lewis Houser lived in 1920 at 333 West Leith Street in Indiana. Residing with them were, their children Lawrence, Earl, Bernard, Agnes and Clara..8
Charles is a head of household, under the name of "Chas. L. Houser", on the 1920 U. S. Census of Wayne Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. He was identified as a 35-year-old male. Both Charles and his father were born in Indiana, his mother in Germany. He was employed as a machinist in a factory. Enumerated with him were: his wife Clara Cecelia, his sons Lawrence, Earl J. and Bernard Valentine, his daughters Agnes and Clara Maria.8 Catherine "Katie" Head and Charles Lewis Houser were shown as neighbors on the 1920 U.S. census.8,9
Charles Lewis was a machinist in an electirc factory in 1930.10
Clara and Charles Lewis Houser lived in 1930 at 333 West Leith Street in Indiana. Residing with them were, their children Lawrence, Earl, Agnes, Bernard and Clara..10
Charles is a head of household on the 1930 U. S. Census of Wayne Township, Indiana. He was identified as a 45-year-old man born in Indiana, his father was born in Pennsylvania and his mother in Germany. He owned a home valued at $5,000.00 and a radio. He could read and write and was not a veteran. Enumerated with him were: his wife Clara Cecelia, his sons Lawrence, Earl J. and Bernard Valentine, his daughters Agnes and Clara Maria.10 Charles Lewis Houser and Mrs. Catherine Racht were shown as neighbors on the 1930 U.S. census.11,10
Charles Lewis Houser lived in 1939 Indiana.1 He retired from General Electric in 1941 at Indiana, because of ill health.2
Clara and Charles Lewis Houser lived in 1942 at 333 West Leith Street in Indiana. Residing with them were, their children Clara..2 Charles was a member of the Holy Name society of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana .2
Charles died on May 28, 1942 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, at age 58 he had been a patient at the hospital for the last five weeks and have been in ill health for a year.2
His obituary was published in the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette Newspaper on May 29, 1942.2 His obituary stated:
Charles Lewis Houser, 58, of 333 West Leith street, died at 1:15 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Hospital. He had been a patient at the hospital for the last five weeks. Mr. Houser, for 38 years an employe of the General Electric company here as a machinist, retired a year ago, due to ill health. He was born in Hoagland and in 1906 was married in Decatur to Miss Clara Weber of Decatur. The widow survives. Also surviving are three sons, Lawrence of New York city, Earl of Fort Wayne and Bernard of Decatur; three daughters, Agnes of this city and Clara Marie and Rosella, both at home; one brother, Clem, Fort Wayne; three sisters, Mrs. Agnes Carteaux and Mrs. Elizabeth Clingenberg, both of this city, and Mrs. Anna Kennerk, New Haven, and nine grandchildren. Mr. Houser was a member of the Holy Name society of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. The body was taken to the Black funeral home at Decatur, will be returned to the residence today. Friends may call after7 o'clock tonight. Funeral services will be conducted at 9 a. m. Monday at St. Patrick's church with Rt. Rev. Msgr. D. Lawrence Monahan officiating. Burial will be in the Catholic Cemetery
2

Charles Lewis's wake was held on May 29, 1942 at 333 West Leith Street, Indiana, the body, taken to the Black funeral home at Decatur was returned to the residence for visitation.2
His funeral service was held on June 1, 1942 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, the service was performed by Rt. Rev. Msgr. D. Lawrence Monahan.2 Charles Lewis Houser was buried on June 1, 1942 in Catholic Cemetery in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, in section A, lot 265.2,12     

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1920Wayne Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, IndianaCharles Lewis Houser8
1930Wayne Township, IndianaCharles Lewis Houser10

Family

Clara Cecelia Weber b. August 12, 1885, d. February 21, 1964
Children

Citations

  1. [S1652] Theodore A. Houser Obituary, November 28, 1939.
  2. [S1654] Charles Lewis House Obituary, May 29, 1942.
  3. [S2040] Ancestry World Tree.
  4. [S4320] Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com (database online).
  5. [S2251] Clara Houser Shower.
  6. [S2695] Fort Wayne News Newspaper "Houser", July 2, 1915.
  7. [S1636] Fort Wayne City Directory, 1918.
  8. [S1600] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Chas L. Houser household.
  9. [S1601] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Catherine Racht household.
  10. [S2353] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Charles L. Houser household.
  11. [S2354] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Mary C. Racht household.
  12. [S1620] Virginia F. (Jordan) Bloomfield, Burial Records Catholic Cemetery Ft. Wayne, Vol I 1940 - 1973, page 288.
  13. [S1655] Margaret Houser Obituary, December 29, 1922.

Elizabeth "Lizzie" Houser1

F, #8996, b. January 24, 1870
Father*Joseph Houser1 b. January 4, 1843, d. February 7, 1920
Mother*Annie Leitner1,2
     Her nickname was "Lizzie."3 Elizabeth "Lizzie" Houser, daughter of Joseph Houser and Annie Leitner, was born on January 24, 1870 in Huntington County, Indiana.2,4
Elizabeth (her first marriage) marrried Joseph Schick (his first marriage) on May 27, 1895 at Blackford County, Indiana.5,3 Elizabeth "Lizzie" Houser and Joseph Schick were divorced circa 1902.6
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Houser attended a country party in honor of the fifty-first anniverasry of Mr. Jacob Miller's birth on October 13, 1912 at Hoagland, Allen County, Indiana.7
Elizabeth was listed in Catherine Racht's obituary as surviving.8
Elizabeth (her second marriage) married John Xavier Klingenberger (his second marriage) , son of John Xavier Klingenberger and Matilda Lawer, on June 15, 1916 at Allen County, Indiana.1,9 Her husband, John, died on August 28, 1919 at age 52.10,4
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Houser lived in 1930 at 441 East DeWald Street in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. Residing with them were, their children Julian, Norbert and Earl..10
Elizabeth is a head of household on the 1930 U. S. Census of Wayne Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. She was identified as a 60-year-old widow born in Indiana, Her father was born in Indiana and her mother in Ohio. She owned a home valued at $6,000.00 and could read and write. Enumerated with her were:, her sons Julian George, Norbert W. and Earl J.10

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1930Wayne Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, IndianaElizabeth "Lizzie" Houser10

Family 1

Joseph Schick
Child

Family 2

John Xavier Klingenberger b. May 26, 1867, d. August 28, 1919

Citations

  1. [S1652] Theodore A. Houser Obituary, November 28, 1939.
  2. [S2040] Ancestry World Tree.
  3. [S2250] Blackford County Historical Society, Blackford County, Indiana Marriage Records Book A 1839 - 1857.
  4. [S4528] Marilyn J. Horrell e-mail to Robert Berg, December 18, 2004.
  5. [S2247] Ancestry - FamilyHistory.com Message Boards , Carol Smith, Re: Ft. Wayne - Racht Family.
  6. [S2248] Northern Indiana News and Gossip.
  7. [S2249] Country Party.
  8. [S2695] Fort Wayne News Newspaper "Houser", July 2, 1915.
  9. [S2243] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Index to Marriage Records, Allen County, Indiana, 1824 - 1920, Inclusive, Volume II (F - K).
  10. [S2351] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Elizabeth Klingenberger household.

John Xavier Klingenberger1,2,3

M, #8997, b. May 26, 1867, d. August 28, 1919
Father*John Xavier Klingenberger3 b. May 28, 1843, d. May 7, 1921
Mother*Matilda Lawer3 b. 1847, d. June 11, 1924
John X, Klingenberger
From Family Tree on Ancestry
     John Xavier Klingenberger, son of John Xavier Klingenberger and Matilda Lawer, was born on May 26, 1867 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.4,3,5
John (his first marriage) married Mary Eising (her first marriage), daughter of John Eising, on May 28, 1895 at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.6,7
John (his second marriage) married Elizabeth "Lizzie" Houser (her second marriage), daughter of Joseph Houser and Annie Leitner, on June 15, 1916 at Allen County, Indiana.1,4
Mary and John Xavier Klingenberger lived in 1917 at 441 East DeWald Street in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. Residing with them were, their children Norbert, Rosella, Matilda, John and Julian..8 His wife, Mary, died on December 25, 1917.8
John died on August 28, 1919 in Indiana, at age 52.9,5

Family 1

Mary Eising b. circa 1871, d. December 25, 1917
Children

Family 2

Elizabeth "Lizzie" Houser b. January 24, 1870

Citations

  1. [S1652] Theodore A. Houser Obituary, November 28, 1939.
  2. [S2247] Ancestry - FamilyHistory.com Message Boards , Carol Smith, Re: Ft. Wayne - Racht Family.
  3. [S752] International Genealogical Index (IGI).
  4. [S2243] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Index to Marriage Records, Allen County, Indiana, 1824 - 1920, Inclusive, Volume II (F - K).
  5. [S4528] Marilyn J. Horrell e-mail to Robert Berg, December 18, 2004.
  6. [S2695] Fort Wayne News Newspaper , May 29, 1895.
  7. [S2242] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Index to Marriage Records, Allen County, Indiana, 1824 - 1920, Inclusive, Volume I (A - E).
  8. [S2695] Fort Wayne News Newspaper , December 26, 1917.
  9. [S2351] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Elizabeth Klingenberger household.
  10. [S2694] Fort Wayne Sentinal Newspaper , October 17, 1917.

Agnes C. Houser1,2

F, #8998, b. August 4, 1879, d. April 2, 1952
Father*Joseph Houser1 b. January 4, 1843, d. February 7, 1920
Mother*Catherine Racht1 b. April 10, 1851, d. July 1, 1915
     Agnes and Francis had five known children.3 Agnes C. Houser, daughter of Joseph Houser and Catherine Racht, was born on August 4, 1879 in Hoagland, Allen County, Indiana.2,4
Agnes married Francis Louis Carteaux on November 12, 1901 at Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.1,5,6
Agnes C. was listed in Catherine Racht's obituary as surviving.7
Agnes and Francis Louis Carteaux lived in 1930 at 2801 New Haven Avenue in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. Residing with them were, their children Henry, Francis, Joseph and Theodore, their daughter-in-law Mrs. Nellie M. Carteaux..8
Agnes was enumerated as the wife of Francis Louis Carteaux under the name of "Agnes C. Carteaux" on the 1930 U. S. Census of Adams Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. She was listed as a married 50-year-old female born in Indiana, father was born in Pennsylvania and her mother in Germany. She was married for the first time at the age of 22.89
Francis and Agnes Houser Carteaux
From Family Tree on Ancestry

Agnes C. Houser lived in 1939 Indiana.1
Agnes died on April 2, 1952 at age 72.10 She was buried on April 5, 1952 in Catholic Cemetery in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.10

Family

Francis Louis Carteaux
Children

Citations

  1. [S1652] Theodore A. Houser Obituary, November 28, 1939.
  2. [S358] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com (database online), 2005.
  3. [S2247] Ancestry - FamilyHistory.com Message Boards , Carol Smith, Re: Ft. Wayne - Racht Family.
  4. [S2040] Ancestry World Tree.
  5. [S2242] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Index to Marriage Records, Allen County, Indiana, 1824 - 1920, Inclusive, Volume I (A - E).
  6. [S1660] Indiana Marriages, 1845-1920, Ancestry.com (database online), 2000.
  7. [S2695] Fort Wayne News Newspaper "Houser", July 2, 1915.
  8. [S2349] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Frank L. Carteaux household.
  9. [S6186] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com (database online), 2006.
  10. [S6376] Comment posted to Berg family tree on Rootsweb. Comment submitted by Marilyn Horrell on October 5, 2010.
  11. [S2245] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Index to Birth Records 1887 - 1920 Inclusive, Allen County, Indiana, Volume 1 (A - C).
  12. [S2244] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Index to Marriage Records, Allen County, Indiana, 1824 - 1920, Inclusive, Volume IV (S - Z).

Francis Louis Carteaux1,2,3

M, #8999
     Francis and Agnes had five known children.4
Francis married Agnes C. Houser, daughter of Joseph Houser and Catherine Racht, on November 12, 1901 at Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.1,5,6
Francis Louis was a meat cutter in a grocery store in 1930.7
Agnes and Francis Louis Carteaux lived in 1930 at 2801 New Haven Avenue in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. Residing with them were, their children Henry, Francis, Joseph and Theodore, their daughter-in-law Mrs. Nellie M. Carteaux..7
Francis is a head of household on the 1930 U. S. Census of Adams Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. He was identified as a married 51-year-old male born in Indiana, his parents were born in France. He was married for the first time at the age of 29 and owned a home valued at $5,000.00 and had a radio.. Enumerated with him were: his wife Agnes C., his sons Henry, Francis L., Joseph E. and Theodore S., his daughter-in-law Nellie M. (?)78
Francis and Agnes Houser Carteaux
From Family Tree on Ancestry

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1930Adams Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, IndianaFrancis Louis Carteaux7

Family

Agnes C. Houser b. August 4, 1879, d. April 2, 1952
Children

Citations

  1. [S1652] Theodore A. Houser Obituary, November 28, 1939.
  2. [S2245] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Index to Birth Records 1887 - 1920 Inclusive, Allen County, Indiana, Volume 1 (A - C).
  3. [S6376] Comment posted to Berg family tree on Rootsweb. Comment submitted by Marilyn Horrell on October 5, 2010.
  4. [S2247] Ancestry - FamilyHistory.com Message Boards , Carol Smith, Re: Ft. Wayne - Racht Family.
  5. [S2242] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Index to Marriage Records, Allen County, Indiana, 1824 - 1920, Inclusive, Volume I (A - E).
  6. [S1660] Indiana Marriages, 1845-1920, Ancestry.com (database online), 2000.
  7. [S2349] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Frank L. Carteaux household.
  8. [S6186] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com (database online), 2006.
  9. [S2244] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Index to Marriage Records, Allen County, Indiana, 1824 - 1920, Inclusive, Volume IV (S - Z).

Anna Rocht1

F, #9000
Father*Joseph Houser2 b. January 4, 1843, d. February 7, 1920
Mother*Catherine Racht2 b. April 10, 1851, d. July 1, 1915
     Anna Rocht was also known as Rock.3 Anna Rocht was also known as Houser.2 She and Catherine Racht were either sisters or Catherine may have been the mother of Anna.4 Anna and John had eight known children.4
Anna married John Kennerk on September 5, 1894 at Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.2,3
Anna was listed in Catherine Racht's obituary as surviving.5
Anna Rocht purchased property described as 76x162 1/4 feet of Barnett's out lot 4 at Indiana, in June, 1897 from Joseph Racht.6
Anna Rocht lived in 1939 New Haven, Allen County, Indiana.2

Family

John Kennerk
Children

Citations

  1. [S2243] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Index to Marriage Records, Allen County, Indiana, 1824 - 1920, Inclusive, Volume II (F - K).
  2. [S1652] Theodore A. Houser Obituary, November 28, 1939.
  3. [S2695] Fort Wayne News Newspaper "Licensed to Wed", September 4, 1894.
  4. [S2247] Ancestry - FamilyHistory.com Message Boards , Carol Smith, Re: Ft. Wayne - Racht Family.
  5. [S2695] Fort Wayne News Newspaper "Houser", July 2, 1915.
  6. [S2694] Fort Wayne Sentinal Newspaper , June 1, 1897.
  7. [S2246] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Marriage Records, Allen County, Indiana, 1921 - 1925, Volume II (G - K).
  8. [S1627] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Index to Birth Records 1887 - 1920 Inclusive, Allen County, Indiana, Volume 2 (K- Rich).