Frank Joseph Weber1,2

M, #17341, b. May 16, 1875
Father*John Weber1 b. September 3, 1845, d. January 9, 1905
Mother*Anna Maria Schreider1 b. May, 1847
     Frank Joseph Weber, son of John Weber and Anna Maria Schreider, was born on May 16, 1875 in Missouri.1,2
Frank was enumerated as the son of John Weber on the 1880 U. S. Census of Meramec Township, Jefferson County, Missouri. He was listed as a four-year-old boy born in Missouri.1 At the time of at the time of his registration for the draft during World War I in 1918, Frank resided in Festus, Jefferson County, Missouri.2 He was employed by P. P. G. Company at Crystal City, Jefferson County, Missouri, in 1918 as a laborer.2 Frank registered for the draft for World War I on September 12, 1918 at Jefferson County, Missouri, he was listed as medium height and build with gray eyes and black hair.2

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1880Meramec Township, Jefferson County, MissouriJohn Weber1

Citations

  1. [S2188] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John Weber household.
  2. [S4162] Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com (database online), 2002.

William Volmert1

M, #17342
Father*William Volmert1 b. November 29, 1892, d. December, 1978
Mother*Anna Weidinger1 b. 1898

Citations

  1. [S2519] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William Volmert household.

Katherine (?)1

F, #17343, b. 1861
     Katherine (?) was born in 1861 in Missouri.1
Katherine married (?) Weidinger in 1881.1
     Katherine (?) lived with her daughter, Mary, in 1930 at 2638 Ann, St. Louis, Missouri.1
Katherine lived with her child, Mary Katherine Weidinger, in 1930 at 2638 Ann Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri.1
Katherine was enumerated as the mother of Mary Katherine Weidinger under the name of "Katherine Weidinger" on the 1930 U. S. Census of St. Louis, Missouri. She was listed as a 69-year-old widow born in Missouri as was her father, her mother was born in Germany.1

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1930St. Louis, MissouriMary Katherine Weidinger1

Family

(?) Weidinger
Children

Citations

  1. [S2520] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Katherine Coffey household.

(?) Weidinger1

M, #17344
     (?) married Katherine (?) in 1881.2

Family

Katherine (?) b. 1861
Children

Citations

  1. [S1486] Assumption.
  2. [S2520] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Katherine Coffey household.

Viola Volmert1

F, #17345
Father*William Volmert1 b. November 29, 1892, d. December, 1978
Mother*Anna Weidinger1 b. 1898

Citations

  1. [S2519] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William Volmert household.

Elmer Volmert1

M, #17346
Father*William Volmert1 b. November 29, 1892, d. December, 1978
Mother*Anna Weidinger1 b. 1898

Citations

  1. [S2519] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William Volmert household.

Mary Ann Volmert1

F, #17347
Father*William Volmert1 b. November 29, 1892, d. December, 1978
Mother*Anna Weidinger1 b. 1898

Citations

  1. [S2519] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William Volmert household.

Maricah Lee Frank

F, #17348
Father*Seth Charles Frank
Mother*Gina Dee Nesheim

Family History – see:

Nancy Lee Johnsonbaugh1

F, #17349
     Nancy married Vernon Leroy Nesheim.2

Citations

  1. [S3046] Candace Frank Ott e-mail to Bob Berg, May 4, 2004.
  2. [S1486] Assumption.

Vernon Leroy Nesheim1,2

M, #17350
     Vernon married Nancy Lee Johnsonbaugh.1

Citations

  1. [S1486] Assumption.
  2. [S3046] Candace Frank Ott e-mail to Bob Berg, May 4, 2004.

Franz Gustave "Frank" Gossrau1

M, #17351, b. circa 1850, d. April, 1897
Father*(?) Gossrau
     He was normally known as Frank G.2 Franz Gustave "Frank" Gossrau, son of (?) Gossrau, was born circa 1850 in Germany.1
Franz married Augusta Rost on September 5, 1883 at Madison County, Illinois. listed on page 189, license number 737.3,2
Franz Gustave "Frank" Gossrau lived between 1889 and 1890 644 East 4th Street, Alton, Madison County, Illinois.1
Franz Gustave was a stonemason in 1890 at Alton, Madison County, Illinois.1
Franz died in April, 1897 in Illinois.1,4
Franz died intestate and Mrs. Augusta Gossrau was named administrator.4

Family

Augusta Rost b. April, 1852, d. August 17, 1931
Children

Citations

  1. [S2092] Alton Illinois Directory, 1890.
  2. [S2552] Illinois State Archives, "Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900" database.
  3. [S2541] 1930 St. Louis City Directory.
  4. [S2623] Edwardsville Intelligencer Newspaper "Probate Proceedings Before Judge Wm. F. Early", January 4, 1908.
  5. [S2530] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Augusta Gossrau household.
  6. [S2522] Augusta Gossrau Obituary, August 20, 1931.

Augusta Rost1

F, #17352, b. April, 1852, d. August 17, 1931
     Augusta Rost was born in April, 1852 in Germany.1,2
Augusta married Franz Gustave "Frank" Gossrau, son of (?) Gossrau, on September 5, 1883 at Madison County, Illinois. listed on page 189, license number 737.3,4 Her husband, Franz, died in April, 1897.5,6
Augusta was named administrator of Franz Gustave "Frank" Gossrau's estate on April 13, 1897.6
Augusta lived in 1900 at 646 East 4th Street in Alton, Madison County, Illinois, residing with her were, her children Martha, Gustave, Elsie, Paul, Alfred and Adolph.2
Augusta is a head of household, under the name of "Augusta Gossrau", on the 1900 U. S. Census of Alton, Madison County, Illinois. She was identified as a 48-year-old widow born in Germany as were both of her parents. She had eight children, all still living. Enumerated with her were:, her sons Gustave C., Paul W., Alfred and Adolph, her daughters Martha and Elsie D.2
Augusta Rost lived in 1930 1422a Newhouse Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri.3
Augusta died on August 17, 1931 in St. Louis, Missouri, at age 79.1
Her obituary was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Newspaper on August 20, 1931.1 Her obituary stated:
Gossrau, Augusta (nee Rost) - Of 1422 Newhouse avenue, entered into rest on Monday, Aug. 17, 1931, dear mother of Anton, Gustav, Paul and Adolph, Mrs. Marie Schmidt, Mrs. Martha Schlicher and Mrs. Elsie Bader, and our dear mother-in-law, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt, in her eighty-first year. Funeral Friday, Aug. 21, at 1:30 p.m. from the Suedmeyer chapel, 3034 North Twentieth street. Interment Friedens Cemetery. Deceased as a member of Liberty Ladies Aid Society
1

Her funeral service was held on August 21, 1931 at Suedmeyer Chapel, St. Louis, Missouri.1 She was buried on August 21, 1931 in Friedens Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.1

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1900Alton, Madison County, IllinoisAugusta Rost2

Family

Franz Gustave "Frank" Gossrau b. circa 1850, d. April, 1897
Children

Citations

  1. [S2522] Augusta Gossrau Obituary, August 20, 1931.
  2. [S2530] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Augusta Gossrau household.
  3. [S2541] 1930 St. Louis City Directory.
  4. [S2552] Illinois State Archives, "Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900" database.
  5. [S2092] Alton Illinois Directory, 1890.
  6. [S2623] Edwardsville Intelligencer Newspaper "Probate Proceedings Before Judge Wm. F. Early", January 4, 1908.

Martha Gossrau1

F, #17353, b. January, 1882
Father*Franz Gustave "Frank" Gossrau1 b. circa 1850, d. April, 1897
Mother*Augusta Rost1 b. April, 1852, d. August 17, 1931
     Martha married (?) Schlicher.2 Martha Gossrau, daughter of Franz Gustave "Frank" Gossrau and Augusta Rost, was born in January, 1882 in Illinois.1
Martha lived with her parent, Augusta, in 1900 at 646 East 4th Street in Alton, Madison County, Illinois.1
Martha was a saleswoman in 1900.1
Martha was enumerated as the daughter of Augusta Rost on the 1900 U. S. Census of Alton, Madison County, Illinois. She was listed as a single 18-year-old girl born in Illinois and working as a sales woman.1

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1900Alton, Madison County, IllinoisAugusta Rost1

Citations

  1. [S2530] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Augusta Gossrau household.
  2. [S2522] Augusta Gossrau Obituary, August 20, 1931.

Gustave C. Gossrau1,2

M, #17354, b. September 6, 1884
Father*Franz Gustave "Frank" Gossrau1 b. circa 1850, d. April, 1897
Mother*Augusta Rost1 b. April, 1852, d. August 17, 1931
     Gustave C. Gossrau was also known as Gustave Frank.3 Gustave C. Gossrau, son of Franz Gustave "Frank" Gossrau and Augusta Rost, was born on September 6, 1884 in Illinois.3,1
Gustave lived with his parents, Augusta, in 1900 at 646 East 4th Street in Alton, Madison County, Illinois.1
Gustave C. was an apprentice butcher in 1900.1
Gustave was enumerated as the son of Augusta Rost on the 1900 U. S. Census of Alton, Madison County, Illinois. He was listed as a single 15-year-old boy born in Illinois and working as an apprentice butcher.1
When he registered for the draft during World War I, he state his five, Bertha, had not lived with him for eight years and her location was unknown.3
Gustave married Bertha Gronholt on April 12, 1905 at St. Louis County, Missouri.4
Gustave C. lived in 1918 at 3824 North 25th Street in St. Louis, Missouri, residing with him were.3 He was employed by Fisher Meath Company at Union Market, St. Louis, Missouri, in 1918 as a butcher.3 Gustave registered for the draft for World War I on September 12, 1918 at Draft Board 2, St. Louis, Missouri, he was listed as tall with a medium build with blue eyes and blond hair.3
Gustave C. was a drafstman for Title Insurance Company in 1930.2
Bertha and Gustave C. Gossrau lived in 1930 at 4353 Olive in St. Louis, Missouri. Residing with them were..2
In April 1930, Gus was listed as having a radio program called "Classical Gems" on radio station KWK in St. Louis from 2:30 to 3:30.5

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1900Alton, Madison County, IllinoisAugusta Rost1

Family

Bertha Gronholt b. January 11, 1894, d. July, 1964

Citations

  1. [S2530] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Augusta Gossrau household.
  2. [S2541] 1930 St. Louis City Directory.
  3. [S4099] Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com (database online), 2002.
  4. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  5. [S2623] Edwardsville Intelligencer Newspaper "Radio Station Listings", April 18, 1930.

Elsie D. Gossrau1,2

F, #17355, b. May 6, 1886, d. April 23, 1973
Father*Franz Gustave "Frank" Gossrau1 b. circa 1850, d. April, 1897
Mother*Augusta Rost1 b. April, 1852, d. August 17, 1931
     Elsie D. Gossrau, daughter of Franz Gustave "Frank" Gossrau and Augusta Rost, was born on May 6, 1886 in Illinois.1,2
Elsie lived with her parent, Augusta, in 1900 at 646 East 4th Street in Alton, Madison County, Illinois.1
Elsie was enumerated as the daughter of Augusta Rost on the 1900 U. S. Census of Alton, Madison County, Illinois. She was listed as a single 14-year-old girl born in Illinois and was attending school.1
Elsie married Edward G. Bader, son of (?) Schindle, in 1916.3
Elsie and Edward G. Bader lived in 1920 at 2203 Salisbury Street in St. Louis, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Edward and Raymond..4
Elsie was enumerated as the wife of Edward G. Bader under the name of "Elsie Bader" on the 1920 U. S. Census of St. Louis, Missouri. She was listed as a 30-year-old married female born in Illinois, her father was listed as born in France and her mother in Germany.4
Elsie and Edward G. Bader lived in 1930 at 104 West Redondo Boulevard in Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California. Residing with them were, their children Edward and Raymond..3
Elsie was enumerated as the wife of Edward G. Bader under the name of "Elsie Bader" on the 1930 U. S. Census of Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California. She was listed as a 42-year-old female married for the first time at the age of 28. She was born in Missouri, her father and her mother were born in Germany.3
Elsie died on April 23, 1973 in California, at age 86.2,5

Family

Edward G. Bader b. June 30, 1886, d. October 28, 1966
Children

Citations

  1. [S2530] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Augusta Gossrau household.
  2. [S2525] California Death Index, 1940-1997, Ancestry.com (database online), 2000.
  3. [S2546] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Edward Bader household.
  4. [S2547] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Edward Bader household.
  5. [S358] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com (database online), 2005.

Alfred Gossrau1

M, #17356, b. September 2, 1892, d. July 2, 1915
Father*Franz Gustave "Frank" Gossrau1 b. circa 1850, d. April, 1897
Mother*Augusta Rost1 b. April, 1852, d. August 17, 1931
     Alfred Gossrau never married.2 Alfred Gossrau, son of Franz Gustave "Frank" Gossrau and Augusta Rost, was born on September 2, 1892 in Alton, Madison County, Illinois.2 Conflicting evidence placed his birth in September 1891 (1900 census.)1
The undertaker who handled his arrangements was Landvogt L. & U. Company at 3710 North 9th Street in St. Louis, Missouri.2
Alfred lived with his parents, Augusta, in 1900 at 646 East 4th Street in Alton, Madison County, Illinois.1
Alfred was enumerated as the son of Augusta Rost on the 1900 U. S. Census of Illinois. He was listed as an eight-year-old boy born in Illinois and was attending school.1 At the time of his death in 1915, Alfred resided at 2140a Salisbury Street in St. Louis, Missouri.2 He was employed by Peters Shoe Company at St. Louis, Missouri, in 1915 as a shoe cutter.2
Alfred died on July 2, 1915 at 2140a Salisbury Street in Missouri, at age 22, Paul W. Gossrau was the informant on his death certificate.2 His cause of death was mitral regurgitation.2 Alfred Gossrau was buried on July 4, 1915 in Friedens Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.2

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1900Alton, Madison County, IllinoisAugusta Rost1

Citations

  1. [S2530] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Augusta Gossrau household.
  2. [S4594] Alfred Gossrau Death Certificate.

Adolph Gossrau1

M, #17357, b. November, 1889
Father*Franz Gustave "Frank" Gossrau1 b. circa 1850, d. April, 1897
Mother*Augusta Rost1 b. April, 1852, d. August 17, 1931
     Adolph married Genevieve (?)2 Adolph Gossrau, son of Franz Gustave "Frank" Gossrau and Augusta Rost, was born in November, 1889 in Alton, Madison County, Illinois.1,3 Conflicting evidence placed his birth on November 1, 1890 (WWI Draft Card) or in 1892 (1930 census.)2,3
Adolph lived with his parents, Augusta, in 1900 at 646 East 4th Street in Alton, Madison County, Illinois.1
Adolph was enumerated as the son of Augusta Rost on the 1900 U. S. Census of Illinois. He was listed as a ten-year-old boy born in Illinois and was attending school.1 Adolph Gossrau was employed by Western Union Telegraph Company at St. Louis, Missouri, in 1917 as a commercial manager.3 At the time of (an unknown value) in 1917, Adolph resided at 3824a North 25th Street in St. Louis, Missouri.3 Adolph registered for the draft for World War I on June 5, 1917 at Draft Board 1, St. Louis, Missouri, he was listed as tall with a medium build with brown eyes and blond hair.3 He was employed by Western Union Telegraph Company at Missouri, in 1930 branch or department manager.4,2
Genevieve and Adolph Gossrau lived in 1930 at 6931 Olive Street Road in University City, St. Louis County, Missouri. Residing with them were..2
Adolph was enumerated on the 1930 U.S. Census of Central Township, University City, St. Louis County, Missouri, where he was listed as a married, 38-years-old male, married at the age of 27. He was employed as a telegraph branch manager. He was a lodger in the household of Junius Chapman (no known relationship.)2

Family

Genevieve (?) b. November 29, 1898, d. March, 1976

Citations

  1. [S2530] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Augusta Gossrau household.
  2. [S2536] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Junius Chapman household.
  3. [S4098] Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com (database online), 2002.
  4. [S2541] 1930 St. Louis City Directory.

Marie Gossrau1

F, #17358, b. circa 1885
Father*Franz Gustave "Frank" Gossrau1 b. circa 1850, d. April, 1897
Mother*Augusta Rost1 b. April, 1852, d. August 17, 1931
     Marie married (?) Schmidt.1 Marie Gossrau, daughter of Franz Gustave "Frank" Gossrau and Augusta Rost, was born circa 1885.2
Marie Schmidt lived in 1930 at 3010 North Taylor Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri. Residing with them were, their child, Marie..
Marie was enumerated on the 1930 U.S. Census of St. Louis, Missouri, where she was listed as a 29-year-old widow born in Illinois, both of her parents were born in Germany. She was a servant in the household of Charles McElroy (no known relationship.)3

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1930St. Louis, MissouriCharles McElroy3

Family

(?) Schmidt
Child

Citations

  1. [S2522] Augusta Gossrau Obituary, August 20, 1931.
  2. [S1486] Assumption.
  3. [S2544] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Charles McElroy household.

Anton Gossrau1

M, #17359, b. circa 1885
Father*Franz Gustave "Frank" Gossrau1 b. circa 1850, d. April, 1897
Mother*Augusta Rost1 b. April, 1852, d. August 17, 1931
     Anton Gossrau, son of Franz Gustave "Frank" Gossrau and Augusta Rost, was born circa 1885.2

Citations

  1. [S2522] Augusta Gossrau Obituary, August 20, 1931.
  2. [S1486] Assumption.

Genevieve (?)1

F, #17360, b. November 29, 1898, d. March, 1976
     Genevieve married Adolph Gossrau, son of Franz Gustave "Frank" Gossrau and Augusta Rost.1 Genevieve (?) was born on November 29, 1898 in Missouri.1,2
Genevieve and Adolph Gossrau lived in 1930 at 6931 Olive Street Road in University City, St. Louis County, Missouri. Residing with them were..1
Genevieve was a telegraph operator for Western Union Telegraph Company in 1930.3
Genevieve was enumerated under the name of "Genevieve Gossrau" on the 1930 U.S. Census of Central Township, University City, St. Louis County, Missouri, where she was listed as a married 30-year-old woman born in Missouri. Her father was born in the Irish Free State and her mother in Missouri. She was married for the first time at the age of 19 and was employed as the operations managerfor a telegraph company. She was a lodger in the household of Junius Chapman (no known relationship.)1
Genevieve died in March, 1976 in St. Louis, Missouri, at age 77.2

Family

Adolph Gossrau b. November, 1889

Citations

  1. [S2536] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Junius Chapman household.
  2. [S358] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com (database online), 2005.
  3. [S2541] 1930 St. Louis City Directory.

(?) Gossrau1

M, #17361

Family

Children

Citations

  1. [S1486] Assumption.
  2. [S2526] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Reinholt Gossrau household.

Reinholt Gossrau1

M, #17362, b. December 12, 1845
Father*(?) Gossrau1
     Reinholt was leader of the Maennerchor at Alton, Madison County, Illinois.2 Reinholt Gossrau, son of (?) Gossrau, was born on December 12, 1845 in Germany.1,2
Reinholt was a music teacher in 1866 at Germany.3
Reinholt Gossrau immigrated in 1866 to Illinois, from Germany.4
Reinholt was teaching music in 1870.5
Reinholt is a head of household, under the name of "Reinhart Großrau", on the 1870 U. S. Census for Illinois. He was identified as a 30-year-old male born in Saxony. His personal property was valued at $100.00.5
Reinholt married Catherine Herman circa 1871 at Illinois.1
Reinholt was owner of a shoe store in 1880 at Illinois.1
Reinholt is a head of household on the 1880 U. S. Census of Illinois. He was identified as a 34-year-old man born in Prussia as were both of his parents. Enumerated with him were: his wife Catherine, his sons Otto J. and Emil Eleilert.1
Catherine and Reinholt Gossrau lived between 1889 and 1890 at 624 East 2nd Street in Alton, Madison County, Illinois. Residing with them were, their children Otto, Emil, Frieda and Herman..6
In April, 1893, Reinholt purchased a valuable violin from a repair shop in St. Louis. The violin was over 400 years old and was made by an old master. St. Louis critics pronounced it a n exceedingly fine instrument.7 Reinholt Gossrau was elected musical director of the Alton City Band on March 11, 1895.8
Reinholt held a party on July 24, 1895 for the members of the Alton Maennerchor of which he was Musical Director.9
On December 12, 1895 the members of the Alton Maennerchor and the White Hussars gave a surprise 50th birthday party for Reinholt at Turner Hall in Alton.2 He was elected turn warden of the Alton Turnverein in January, 1908 at Illinois.10 He was elected secretary of the Germania Building and Loan Association in November, 1908 at Illinois.11
Catherine Herman was appointed executrix of the estate of Reinholt Gossrau on October 18, 1916.12
In 1910, in the book St. Louis, The Fourth City, Walter B. Stevens wrote "He is a very prominent resident of Alton, Illinois, especially among the German-American citizens there, and his name is an honored one on commercial paper. He has attained prominence in financial circles, being now the secretary of the Alton Germania Building & Loan Association."4

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1870Alton, Madison County, IllinoisReinholt Gossrau5
1880IllinoisReinholt Gossrau1

Family

Catherine Herman b. 1856
Children

Citations

  1. [S2526] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Reinholt Gossrau household.
  2. [S2623] Edwardsville Intelligencer Newspaper , December 13, 1895.
  3. [S2524] Walter B. Stevens, St. Louis History of the Fourth City 1763-1909 Volume II, page 676.
  4. [S2524] Walter B. Stevens, St. Louis History of the Fourth City 1763-1909 Volume II.
  5. [S2543] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Reinhart Großrau household.
  6. [S2092] Alton Illinois Directory, 1890.
  7. [S2623] Edwardsville Intelligencer Newspaper , April 26, 1893.
  8. [S2623] Edwardsville Intelligencer Newspaper , March 15, 1895.
  9. [S2623] Edwardsville Intelligencer Newspaper , July 26, 1895.
  10. [S2623] Edwardsville Intelligencer Newspaper , January 4, 1908.
  11. [S2623] Edwardsville Intelligencer Newspaper , November 19, 1908.
  12. [S2623] Edwardsville Intelligencer Newspaper , October 18, 1916.

Catherine Herman1,2

F, #17363, b. 1856
     Catherine Herman was born in 1856 in Illinois.1
Catherine married Reinholt Gossrau, son of (?) Gossrau, circa 1871 at Illinois.1
Catherine was enumerated as the wife of Reinholt Gossrau under the name of "Catherine Gossrau" on the 1880 U. S. Census of Alton, Madison County, Illinois. She was listed as a married 24-year-old woman born in Illinois, both of her parents were born in Prussia.1
Catherine and Reinholt Gossrau lived between 1889 and 1890 at 624 East 2nd Street in Alton, Madison County, Illinois. Residing with them were, their children Otto, Emil, Frieda and Herman..3
Catherine was appointed executrix of the estate of Reinholt Gossrau on October 18, 1916.4
She lived with her son-in-law, Otto H. Kramer and daughter, Frieda, in 1920 at 518 East 9th Street in Alton, Madison County, Illinois.5
Catherine was enumerated as the mother of Otto H. Kramer under the name of "Katherine Gossrau" on the 1920 U. S. Census of Illinois. She was listed as a 63-year-old widow born in Illinois, both of her parents were born in Germany.5

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1880Alton, Madison County, IllinoisReinholt Gossrau1
1920IllinoisOtto H. Kramer5

Family

Reinholt Gossrau b. December 12, 1845
Children

Citations

  1. [S2526] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Reinholt Gossrau household.
  2. [S2525] California Death Index, 1940-1997, Ancestry.com (database online), 2000.
  3. [S2092] Alton Illinois Directory, 1890.
  4. [S2623] Edwardsville Intelligencer Newspaper , October 18, 1916.
  5. [S2531] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Otto H. Kramer household.

Otto J. Gossrau1,2

M, #17364, b. August 13, 1872, d. before 1930
Father*Reinholt Gossrau1 b. December 12, 1845
Mother*Catherine Herman1 b. 1856
Otto J. Gossrau
     Otto J. Gossrau, son of Reinholt Gossrau and Catherine Herman, was born on August 13, 1872 in Alton, Madison County, Illinois.1,3,4
Otto was enumerated as the son of Reinholt Gossrau on the 1880 U. S. Census of Illinois. He was listed as a seven-year-old boy born in Illinois and attending school.1
In the book St. Louis, The Fourth City, Walter B. Stevens wrote "Otto was a pupil in the public schools to the age of fourteen years, having, however, previously attended a German school. When his education was completed he received practical experience in his father's coal business, acting as his assistant for two years, and then feeling the necessity of more thorough preparation for the active duties of business life, he entered Jones Commercial College, where he spent three months. During that period he utilized his musical talent as a source on revenue. He had been instructed in music by his father."3
He lived with his parents, Catherine and Reinholt, between 1889 and 1890 at 624 East 2nd Street in Alton, Madison County, Illinois.5
"After leaving business college Otto accepted a clerical position in the office of the grain commission house of Hunter Brothers, where he remained for about six months. On the expiration of that period he accepted the position of assistant bookkeeper with the Dey Rubber Company, with which he continued for about a year. He then became ill with typhoid fever, which prevented his active participation in business life for several months, and when he had recovered his health he established a general fire insurance and real-estate agency at Alton, Illinois, conducting the business with success for six years."3
Otto married Wilhelmina H. Joesting, daughter of Frederich Wilhelm Joesting and Wilhelmina D. Nienhaus, on September 19, 1894 at Illinois.2,3 Otto J. Gossrau was elected band master of the Alton City Band on March 11, 1895.6
Otto's comrades in the White Hussar band called at his home on August 13, 1895 in honor of his 24th birtday. He was presented with a handsome gold and silver mounted ebony baton.4
Otto accepted a position with a Chicago Insurance company and on October 2, 1895 left to fill his new position. When he went to the depot the members of the White Hussars Band were waitinig for him. As the train pulled out he stood on the coach steps listing to the last farewell music of his old comrades. Something must have happened with that position as he subsequently is shown to still be Alton and still involved with the White Hussars Band.7
Saturday night, August 15, 1896 about 9:30, as he was going home up Henry street and was just in the act of crossing Seventh street, Otto was confronted by a highwayman, who sprung out from behind a tree box with the order, "hands up," emphasized with a pointed pistol. Otto had a bundle under each arm, but it didn't take him long to lay them down, and then he sailed into that robber. The latter was game but wasn't in it with the stalwart leader of the Hussars. He lit out leaving his pistol and hat. The pistol proved to be empty. Otto said his assailant was a white man.8 He was elected leader of the White Hussars Band in January, 1898.9
At the May 1898 Illinois State Democratice Convention, Otto was chosen as secretary and a member of the senatorial delegation.10
"On the expiration of that period he was elected city treasurer for a term of two years and on his retirement from that position was appointed city comptroller, filling the office for two terms."3
Otto J. was City Comptroller of Alton, Illinois in 1900.2 He lived with Henry J. Nienhaus, in 1900 at 603 East 8th Street in Alton, Madison County, Illinois.2 Otto J. Gossrau and Frederich Wilhelm Joesting were shown as neighbors on the 1900 U.S. census.
Otto was enumerated as the son-in-law of Henry J. Nienhaus on the 1900 U. S. Census for Illinois. He was listed as a married 27-year-old man born in Illinois. He had been married for five years. He was listed as son-in-law on the census however it was most likely grand-son-in-law. Based on the statement in Walter B. Stevens book, St. Louis History of the Fourth City 1763-1909, that his wife was the daughter of Walter Joesting and verified by the 1870 census. He was employed as the City Comptroller of Alton, Illinois.2 Otto J. Gossrau and Mrs. Wilhelmina H. Gossrau moved in 1903 from Alton, Illinois to St. Louis, Missouri. Moving with Otto were Irma K. A. Gossrau.
After moving to St. Louis, while awaiting a favoring operation in the business world and not wishing to be idle, he entered the Washington National Bank, giving his services without salary for the purpose of obtaining experience in banking and also with the hope it would lead to a position. After a few weeks he was made collection clerk and thus served for a few months, when he became bookkeeper, acting in that capacity for eight months. He was then transferred to the savings department and acted as receiving and as paying teller. On severing his connection with the Washington Nation Bank, he entered the Jefferson Gravois Trust Company as assistant secretary but when two months had passed his ability recommended him for promotion and he was made secretary and treasurer.3
Otto J. was a bank cashier in 1910.11
Wilhelmina and Otto J. Gossrau lived in 1910 at 3302 Shenandoah Street in St. Louis, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Irma..3
Wilhelmina and Otto J. Gossrau lived in April, 1910 at 3721 Wyoming Street in St. Louis, Missouri. Residing with them were, their child, Irma..11
Otto is a head of household on the 1910 U. S. Census of Ward 13, St. Louis, Missouri. He was identified as a 37-year-old man born in Illinois as was his mother, his father was born in Germany. He had been married for 15 years; he could read, write and speak English and was renting a home. Enumerated with him were: his wife Wilhelmina H., his daughter Irma K. A.11 Herman John Gossrau and Otto J. Gossrau were shown as neighbors on the 1910 U.S. census.12,11
He was the leader of the White Hussar Band at Alton and was president of the Southwestern Mercantile Association.13
Otto J. was an auditor for a banking company in 1920 at Missouri.14
Wilhelmina and Otto J. Gossrau lived in 1920 at 3451 Haliday Street in St. Louis, Missouri. Residing with them were, their child, Irma..14
Otto is a head of household, under the name of "O. J. Gossrau", on the 1920 U. S. Census of Missouri. He was identified as a 45-year-old male born in Illinois, both of his parents were born in Germany. He owned a home free of mortgage and was employed as a auditor - banking company. Enumerated with him were: his wife Wilhelmina H., his daughter Irma K. A.14
Otto died before 1930.15

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1880Alton, Madison County, IllinoisReinholt Gossrau1
1900IllinoisHenry J. Nienhaus2
1910Ward 13, St. Louis, MissouriOtto J. Gossrau11
1920St. Louis, MissouriOtto J. Gossrau14

Family

Wilhelmina H. Joesting b. May 29, 1871, d. June 17, 1951
Child

Citations

  1. [S2526] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Reinholt Gossrau household.
  2. [S2527] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Harrison Nienhaus household.
  3. [S2524] Walter B. Stevens, St. Louis History of the Fourth City 1763-1909 Volume II, page 676.
  4. [S2623] Edwardsville Intelligencer Newspaper , August 16, 1895.
  5. [S2092] Alton Illinois Directory, 1890.
  6. [S2623] Edwardsville Intelligencer Newspaper , March 15, 1895.
  7. [S2623] Edwardsville Intelligencer Newspaper , August 23, 1895.
  8. [S2623] Edwardsville Intelligencer Newspaper , August 21, 1896.
  9. [S2623] Edwardsville Intelligencer Newspaper , January 18, 1898.
  10. [S2623] Edwardsville Intelligencer Newspaper "Named The Delegates", May 3, 1898.
  11. [S3754] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Otto Gossrau household.
  12. [S3755] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Herman J. Gossrau household.
  13. [S2524] Walter B. Stevens, St. Louis History of the Fourth City 1763-1909 Volume II, page 678.
  14. [S2542] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), O. J. Gossrau household.
  15. [S2541] 1930 St. Louis City Directory.

Emil Eleilert Gossrau1,2,3

M, #17365, d. May 16, 1964
Father*Reinholt Gossrau1 b. December 12, 1845
Mother*Catherine Herman1 b. 1856
     Emil Eleilert Gossrau, son of Reinholt Gossrau and Catherine Herman, was born on January 3, 1874 in Alton, Madison County, Illinois.2,3 Conflicting evidence placed his birth in 1876 (1880 census.)1
Emil was enumerated as the son of Reinholt Gossrau on the 1880 U. S. Census of Illinois. He was listed as a six-year-old boy born in Illinois and attending school.1
He lived with his parents, Catherine and Reinholt, between 1889 and 1890 at 624 East 2nd Street in Alton, Madison County, Illinois.4 Emil Eleilert Gossrau was elected secretary of the Alton City Band on March 11, 1895.5 He was elected secretary of the White Hussars Band in January, 1898.6
Emil married Capitola R. Linkogle, daughter of Francis M. "Frank" Linkogle and Priscilla Jane Manning, on November 5, 1902 at St. Clair County, Illinois.2,7,8,9
Emil Eleilert was an office clerk for a railway company in 1910.7 Capitola and Emil Eleilert Gossrau lived in 1910 at 1719 Alay in Houston, Harris County, Texas.7
Emil is a head of household on the 1910 U. S. Census of Ward 3, Houston, Harris County, Texas. He was identified as a 33-year-old male born in Illinois as was his mother, his father was born in Germany. This was his first marriage, he had been married for seven years. He was renting a home. Enumerated with him was his wife, Capitola R.7 Emil Eleilert Gossrau was employed by Galveston Wharf Company at Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, in 1918 as general agent.3 At the time of his draft registration for World War I in 1918, Emil resided at 1807 25th Street in Galveston, Galveston County, Texas.3 Emil registered for the draft for World War I on September 12, 1918 at Texas, he was described as tall and stout with gray eyes and brown hair.3
Emil Eleilert was president of a manufacturing company in 1930.10 Capitola and Emil Eleilert Gossrau lived in 1930 in Glendale, Los Angeles County, California.10
Emil is a head of household, under the name of "Emil E. Goseran", on the 1930 U. S. Census of California. He was identified as he was listed as a 54-year-old male born in Illinois as was his mother, his father was born in Germany. He was married for the first time at the age of 27 and owned a radio and a house valued at $18,500.00. He was not a veteran. Enumerated with him was his wife, Capitola R.10
Emil died on May 16, 1964 in Los Angeles County, California.2

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1880Alton, Madison County, IllinoisReinholt Gossrau1
1910Ward 3, Houston, Harris County, TexasEmil Eleilert Gossrau7
1930Glendale, Los Angeles County, CaliforniaEmil Eleilert Gossrau10

Family

Capitola R. Linkogle b. April 13, 1882, d. May 31, 1972

Citations

  1. [S2526] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Reinholt Gossrau household.
  2. [S2525] California Death Index, 1940-1997, Ancestry.com (database online), 2000.
  3. [S4745] Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com (database online), 2002.
  4. [S2092] Alton Illinois Directory, 1890.
  5. [S2623] Edwardsville Intelligencer Newspaper , March 15, 1895.
  6. [S2623] Edwardsville Intelligencer Newspaper , January 18, 1898.
  7. [S3742] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), E. E. Gossrau household.
  8. [S2040] Ancestry World Tree.
  9. [S2552] Illinois State Archives, "Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900" database.
  10. [S3743] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Emil E. Gossrau household.

Herman John Gossrau1,2,3

M, #17366, b. November 4, 1882
Father*Reinholt Gossrau1 b. December 12, 1845
Mother*Catherine Herman1 b. 1856
     Herman John Gossrau, son of Reinholt Gossrau and Catherine Herman, was born on November 4, 1882 in Alton, Madison County, Illinois.3 Conflicting evidence placed his birth in November 1883 (1880 Census.)1
He lived with his parents, Catherine and Reinholt, between 1889 and 1890 at 624 East 2nd Street in Alton, Madison County, Illinois.4
Herman (his first marriage) married Laura Tillewein (her first marriage), daughter of Lawrence Tillewein, before 1910.5
Herman John was a bookkeeper for a brokerage in 1910.6 Laura and Herman John Gossrau lived in April, 1910 at 3740 Connecticut Street in St. Louis, Missouri.6
Herman is a head of household on the 1910 U. S. Census of Ward 13, St. Louis, Missouri. He was identified as a 27-year-old man born in Illinois as was his mother, his father was born in Germany. He had been married for two years; he could read, write and speak English and owned a home which was mortgaged. Enumerated with him was his wife, Laura.6 Herman John Gossrau and Otto J. Gossrau were shown as neighbors on the 1910 U.S. census.6,7 His wife, Laura, died on September 21, 1910 at age 26.5
Herman (his second marriage) married Pearl Garde, daughter of (?) Garde and Hannah (?), in 1914.2 Herman John Gossrau was employed by Lafayette - South Side Bank at Lafayette and Broadway, St. Louis, Missouri, in 1918 as a bank teller.3 Pearl and Herman John Gossrau lived in 1918 at 2620 Tennessee in St. Louis, Missouri.3 Herman registered for the draft for World War I on September 12, 1918 at Draft Board 14, St. Louis, Missouri, he was listed as medium height and build with gray eyes and blond hair.3
Herman John was a bank teller in 1920.8
Pearl and Herman John Gossrau lived in 1920 at 2620 Tennessee Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Herman and Garde..8
Herman is a head of household on the 1920 U. S. Census of St. Louis, Missouri. He was identified as a married 35-year-old man born in Illinois. His father was born in Germany and his mother in Illinois. He was renting a home and employed as a bank teller. Enumerated with him were: his wife Pearl, his sons Herman J. and Garde.8
Herman John was a salesman for George M. Forman & Company in 1930.9
Herman John was a salesman in 1930.2
Pearl and Herman John Gossrau lived in 1930 at 3532 Pestalozi Street in St. Louis, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Herman..9
Pearl and Herman John Gossrau lived in 1930 at 3330 Pestalozzi Street in St. Louis, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Garde and Herman, Pearl's mother, Hannah Garde..2
Herman is a head of household on the 1930 U. S. Census of Missouri. He was identified as a married 45-year-old male born in Illinois. He was renting half of a two family flat for $60.00 per month and owned a radio, he was employed as a salesman. He was 29-years-old when married for the first time and was not a veteran. Enumerated with him were: his wife Pearl, his sons Garde and Herman J., his mother-in-law Hannah (?)2

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1910Ward 13, St. Louis, MissouriHerman John Gossrau6
1920St. Louis, MissouriHerman John Gossrau8
1930MissouriHerman John Gossrau2

Family 1

Laura Tillewein b. July 16, 1884, d. September 21, 1910
Child

Family 2

Pearl Garde b. 1886
Children

Citations

  1. [S2526] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Reinholt Gossrau household.
  2. [S2534] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Herman J. Gossrau household.
  3. [S4100] Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com (database online), 2002.
  4. [S2092] Alton Illinois Directory, 1890.
  5. [S2521] Laura Gossrau Obituary, September 22, 1910.
  6. [S3755] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Herman J. Gossrau household.
  7. [S3754] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Otto Gossrau household.
  8. [S2533] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Herman Gossrau household.
  9. [S2541] 1930 St. Louis City Directory.

Frieda M. Gossrau1

F, #17367, b. July, 1882
Father*Reinholt Gossrau1 b. December 12, 1845
Mother*Catherine Herman1 b. 1856
     Frieda M. Gossrau was also known as Frieda C.2 Frieda M. Gossrau, daughter of Reinholt Gossrau and Catherine Herman, was born in July, 1882 in Alton, Madison County, Illinois.1
She lived with her parents, Catherine and Reinholt, between 1889 and 1890 at 624 East 2nd Street, Alton, Madison County, Illinois.3
Frieda married Otto H. Kramer in 1910.
Frieda and Otto H. Kramer lived in 1920 at 518 East 9th Street in Alton, Madison County, Illinois. Residing with them were, their children Carl, Louise, Edwin and Frieda, Frieda's mother, Catherine Herman..2
Frieda was enumerated as the wife of Otto H. Kramer under the name of "Frieda C. Kramer" on the 1920 U. S. Census of Illinois. She was listed as a married 31-year-old female born in Illinois. Her father was born in Saxony, Germany and her mother in Illinois.2

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1920Alton, Madison County, IllinoisOtto H. Kramer2

Family

Otto H. Kramer b. 1886
Children

Citations

  1. [S2526] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Reinholt Gossrau household.
  2. [S2531] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Otto H. Kramer household.
  3. [S2092] Alton Illinois Directory, 1890.

Wilhelmina H. Joesting1,2

F, #17368, b. May 29, 1871, d. June 17, 1951
Father*Frederich Wilhelm Joesting3 b. June, 1842
Mother*Wilhelmina D. Nienhaus b. 1837, d. before 1930
     Wilhelmina H. Joesting, daughter of Frederich Wilhelm Joesting and Wilhelmina D. Nienhaus, was born on May 29, 1871 in Alton, Madison County, Illinois.1,4
Wilhelmina was enumerated as the daughter of Frederich Wilhelm Joesting on the 1880 U. S. Census of Illinois. She was listed as a nine-year-old girl born in Illinois and attending school.3 Wilhelmina lived with Wilhelmina and Frederich Wilhelm Joesting between 1889 and 1890 at 715 Henry Street in Alton, Madison County, Illinois.
Wilhelmina married Otto J. Gossrau, son of Reinholt Gossrau and Catherine Herman, on September 19, 1894 at Illinois.1,5 She lived with Henry J. Nienhaus, in 1900 at 603 East 8th Street in Alton, Madison County, Illinois.1
Wilhelmina was enumerated as the granddaughter of Henry J. Nienhaus under the name of "Minnie Gossrau" on the 1900 U. S. Census for Illinois. She was listed as a 29-year-old woman who had been married for five years and had one child. She is listed as "daughter" of Henry Nienhaus on the census however it is most likely grand-daughter. Based on the statement in Walter B. Stevens book, St. Louis History of the Fourth City 1763-1909, she was the daughter of Walter Joesting and verified by the 1870 census.1 Mrs. Wilhelmina H. Gossrau and Otto J. Gossrau moved in 1903 from Alton, Illinois to St. Louis, Missouri. Moving with Wilhelmina were Irma K. A. Gossrau.
Wilhelmina and Otto J. Gossrau lived in 1910 at 3302 Shenandoah Street in St. Louis, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Irma..5
Wilhelmina and Otto J. Gossrau lived in April, 1910 at 3721 Wyoming Street in St. Louis, Missouri. Residing with them were, their child, Irma..2
Wilhelmina was enumerated as the wife of Otto J. Gossrau under the name of "Wilhelmine H. Gossrau" on the 1910 U. S. Census of Ward 13, St. Louis, Missouri. She was listed as a married 37-year-old woman born in Illinois, her father was born in Germany and her mother in Missouri. She had been married for 15 years and had one child, still living. She could read, write and speak English.2
Wilhelmina and Otto J. Gossrau lived in 1920 at 3451 Haliday Street in St. Louis, Missouri. Residing with them were, their child, Irma..6
Wilhelmina was enumerated as the wife of Otto J. Gossrau under the name of "Wilhelmina Gossrau" on the 1920 U. S. Census of Missouri. She was listed as a married 44-year-old woman born in Illinois, both of her parents were born in Germany.6 Her husband, Otto, died before 1930.7
Mrs. Wilhelmina H. Gossrau lived in 1930 3451 Halluday Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri.7
Wilhelmina died on June 17, 1951 at 3451 Halliday Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri, at age 80.4 Her cause of death was chronic myocarditis with decompensation.4
The undertaker who handled her arrangements was Beiderwieden Funeral Home, Incorporated at 1936 St. Louis Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri.4 She was buried on June 19, 1951 in Sunset Burial Park in St. Louis, Missouri.4

Family

Otto J. Gossrau b. August 13, 1872, d. before 1930
Child

Citations

  1. [S2527] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Harrison Nienhaus household.
  2. [S3754] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Otto Gossrau household.
  3. [S2551] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William Joesting household.
  4. [S5255] Wilhelmina Gossrau Death Certificate.
  5. [S2524] Walter B. Stevens, St. Louis History of the Fourth City 1763-1909 Volume II, page 676.
  6. [S2542] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), O. J. Gossrau household.
  7. [S2541] 1930 St. Louis City Directory.

Henry J. Nienhaus1,2

M, #17369, b. October, 1812
      The 1900 census states that he is the father-in-law of Otto J. Gossrau who along with his wife, Minnie, is living with him. In Walter B. Stevens book St. Louis History of the Fourth City 1763-1909 it is stated that Minnie was the daughter of William Joesting which has been verified in the 1880 census.1
Henry J. Nienhaus lived between 1889 and 1890 at 603 East 8th Street in Alton, Madison County, Illinois. Residing with them were..2 Henry J. Nienhaus was born in October, 1812 in Germany.1
Henry J. Nienhaus immigrated in 1844 from Germany.1
Henry J. was a carpenter in 1890.2
Henry J. lived in 1900 at 603 East 8th Street in Illinois, residing with him were, his child, Mary, other relative Otto J. Gossrau, Wilhelmina H. Joesting and Irma K. A. Gossrau.1 Henry J. Nienhaus and an unknown person were shown as neighbors on the 1900 U.S. census.3,1
Henry is a head of household on the 1900 U. S. Census of Alton, Madison County, Illinois. He was identified as an 87-year-old widower born in Germany in October, 1812. He immigrated to the United States in 1844 and could not read or write. He owned a home free of mortgage. Enumerated with him were:, his granddaughters Wilhelmina H. Joesting, his great-granddaughter Irma K. A. Gossrau, his son-in-law Otto J. Gossrau.1

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1900Alton, Madison County, IllinoisHenry J. Nienhaus1

Family

Children

Citations

  1. [S2527] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Harrison Nienhaus household.
  2. [S2092] Alton Illinois Directory, 1890.
  3. [S2550] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Fred W. Joesting household.

Mary L. Nienhaus1,2

F, #17370, b. October, 1862
Father*Henry J. Nienhaus1 b. October, 1812
     Mary L. Nienhaus, daughter of Henry J. Nienhaus, was born in October, 1862 in Illinois.1,3 Conflicting evidence placed her birth in 1856 (1920 census.)2
Mary L. Nienhaus lived between 1889 and 1890 128 West 2nd Street, Alton, Madison County, Illinois.4
Mary lived with her parent, Henry, in 1900 at 603 East 8th Street in Alton, Madison County, Illinois.1
Mary lived with her sister, Wilhelmina D. Nienhaus, in 1920 at 715 Henry Street in Alton, Madison County, Illinois.2
Mary was enumerated as the daughter of Wilhelmina D. Nienhaus on the 1920 U. S. Census of Alton, Madison County, Illinois. She was listed as a single 56-year-old woman born in Illinois. Both of her parents were born in Germany.2
Mary L. lived in 1930 at 719 Henry Street in Alton, Madison County, Illinois, residing with her were, her niece Emma Joesting.3
Mary is a head of household on the 1930 U. S. Census of Illinois. She was identified as a single 67-year-old woman born in Illinois. Both of her parents were born in Germany. She owned a house valued at $6,000.00 and a radio. Enumerated with her was her daughter Emma.3

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1920Alton, Madison County, IllinoisWilhelmina D. Nienhaus2
1930IllinoisMary L. Nienhaus3

Citations

  1. [S2527] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Harrison Nienhaus household.
  2. [S2556] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Wilhelmina Joesting household.
  3. [S2557] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Mary L. Nienhaus household.
  4. [S2092] Alton Illinois Directory, 1890.