Herbert Arft1

M, #23821, b. February 17, 1911, d. August, 1970
Father*Henry M. Arft1 b. January, 1881
Mother*Clara Wirth1 b. July 1, 1889, d. October 20, 1955
     Herbert married Helen C. Cherie, daughter of (?) Cherie.2 Herbert Arft, son of Henry M. Arft and Clara Wirth, was born on February 17, 1911 in Missouri.1,3
He lived with his parents, Clara and Henry, in 1930 in Manchester, St. Louis County, Missouri.1
Herbert was a farm laborer in 1930.1
Herbert was enumerated as the son of Henry M. Arft on the 1930 U. S. Census of Missouri. He was listed as a single 19-year-old male born in Missouri as were his parents.1
Herbert died in August, 1970 at age 59.3
Herbert was mentioned in an unknown person 's obituary in February, 2006 as preceding the deceased in death.2

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1930Manchester, St. Louis County, MissouriHenry M. Arft1

Family

Helen C. Cherie d. January 30, 2006

Citations

  1. [S3824] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Henry Arft household.
  2. [S3777] Helen C. Arft Obituary, February 1, 2006.
  3. [S358] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com (database online), 2005.

Clarence William Arft1

M, #23822, b. January 27, 1916, d. February, 1975
Father*Henry M. Arft2 b. January, 1881
Mother*Clara Wirth2 b. July 1, 1889, d. October 20, 1955
     Clarence William Arft, son of Henry M. Arft and Clara Wirth, was born on January 27, 1916 in Missouri.2,3
He lived with his parents, Clara and Henry, in 1930 in Manchester, St. Louis County, Missouri.2
Clarence was enumerated as the son of Henry M. Arft on the 1930 U. S. Census of Missouri. He was listed as a single 14-year-old male born in Missouri as were his parents. He was attending school.2
Clarence married Merilyn Jean Stemme on November 28, 1947 at Missouri.1
Clarence died in February, 1975 at age 59.3

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1930Manchester, St. Louis County, MissouriHenry M. Arft2

Citations

  1. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  2. [S3824] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Henry Arft household.
  3. [S358] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com (database online), 2005.

Henry Irven "Bow Wow" Arft1,2,3

M, #23823, b. January 28, 1922, d. December 14, 2002
Father*Henry M. Arft1 b. January, 1881
Mother*Clara Wirth1 b. July 1, 1889, d. October 20, 1955
Hank "Bow Wow" Arft
Hank "Bow Wow" Arft
     Henry Irven "Bow Wow" Arft, son of Henry M. Arft and Clara Wirth, was born on January 28, 1922 in Missouri.1,2
He lived with his parents, Clara and Henry, in 1930 in Manchester, St. Louis County, Missouri.1
Henry was enumerated as the son of Henry M. Arft on the 1930 U. S. Census of Missouri. He was listed as an eight-year-old male born in Missouri as were his parents. He was attending school.1
His career batting statistics were:

Year Ag Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG TB SH SF IBB HBP GDP
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
1948 26 SLB AL 69 248 25 59 10 3 5 38 1 2 45 43 .238 .355 .363 90 3 0 7
1949 27 SLB AL 6 5 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .400 2 0 0 0
1950 28 SLB AL 98 280 45 75 16 4 1 32 3 2 46 48 .268 .375 .364 102 4 2 3
1951 29 SLB AL 112 345 44 90 16 5 7 42 4 6 41 34 .261 .339 .397 137 4 0 5
1952 30 SLB AL 15 28 1 4 3 1 0 4 0 0 5 7 .143 .273 .321 9 0 0 1
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
5 Seasons 300 906 116 229 46 13 13 118 8 10 137 133 .253 .352 .375 340 11 0 0 2 16
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
162 Game Avg 489 63 124 25 7 7 64 4 5 74 72 .253 .352 .375 184 6 0 0 1 9
Career High 112 345 45 90 16 5 7 42 4 6 46 48 .268 .375 .397 137 4 0 0 2 7

His career fielding statistics were:

Year Ag Tm Lg Pos G PO A E DP FP lgFP RFg lgRFg RF9 lgRF9
+--------------+---+----+------+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
1948 26 SLB AL 1B 69 598 43 3 81 .995 .991 9.29 9.17
1950 28 SLB AL 1B 84 701 51 4 59 .995 .989 8.95 8.51
1951 29 SLB AL 1B 97 820 86 10 100 .989 .990 9.34 8.49
1952 30 SLB AL 1B 10 63 4 1 11 .985 .988 6.70 8.88
+--------------+---+----+------+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
Position Total 1B 260 2182 184 18 251 .992 .990 9.10 8.69
+--------------+---+----+------+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
Overall Total 260 2182 184 18 251 .992 .990 9.10 8.69

He batted and three left, his playing weight was 190 pounds and he was 5'10 1/2" tall.3
His first major league appearance was July 27, 1948.3
Henry married Ruth Lucille Schrader, daughter of Harry F. Schrader and Ethel O. Doss, on February 5, 1949 at Missouri.4,5
His final major league game was May 23, 1952.3 At the time of his death the location for mailing benefits was reported as Ballwin, St. Louis County, Missouri by the Social Security Administration.2
Henry died on December 14, 2002 at age 80.2 His obituary was published on the Historic Baseball web site (www.historicbaseball.com/players/a/arft_hank.html).6 His obituary stated:
Henry "Hank" Arft, a first baseman for the St. Louis Browns from 1948-52, died Dec. 14, 2002, at the age of 80 after a bout with cancer.
In 1951, Arft hit .261 with 7 home runs and 42 RBIs, his most productive season in the major leagues. In his career, he hit .253 with 13 home runs.
Arft is reported to have written about his days in St. Louis in a St. Louis Browns Historical Society newsletter. At the time Arft played, Bill Beeck was drawing fans to see the team with stunts including Eddie Gaedel, a midget player.
"The Brownie fans were the best . . . although Veeck should have owned a circus instead of a ballclub," Arft wrote.
He is also reported to have said, "Who else except a Brownie could say that they played ball with a midget or played in a game that the fans managed?"
Arft retired from baseball in 1953 and became co-owner of Schrader Funeral Home in St. Louis with his wife and brother-in-law. Newspaper reports said he worked until he had surgery a year ago.
6

His obituary was published in the Slam Sports web site (http://www.sunmedia.ca/Slam021217/bbl_arft-ap.html ).5 His obituary stated:
Henry "Hank" Arft dies at 80
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Henry "Hank" Arft, a first baseman for the old St. Louis Browns, has died. He was 80.
Arft, who after his playing days joined his wife's family funeral home business, died Saturday of cancer.
He played for the Browns from 1948-52 as a "routine, nondescript major leaguer," said Bob Broeg, retired St. Louis Post-Dispatch sports editor and Baseball Hall of Fame sports writer.
Arft's most productive season was 1951, when the player known as "Bow-wow" hit .261 with seven home runs and 42 RBIs. Over his career, he batted .253 with 13 homers.

Broeg said he once got a letter from New York Yankees outfielder Tommy Henrich, when Broeg served on the Hall of Fame committee. Henrich sent Broeg a form letter supporting the Hall of Fame induction of Yankees teammate Joe Gordon. He scribbled in his own handwriting, "Dear Bob, How's Hank Arft?"

"Hank was so proud that Tommy Henrich would remember him," Broeg said. "It warmed my feeling for him. When I gave that to Henry, he was so happy."

After retiring from baseball in 1953, Arft joined his wife and brother-in-law's business as co-owner of Schrader Funeral Home in the St. Louis suburb of Ballwin.

He played golf every week and worked until the day before he underwent surgery a year ago.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth, and daughter Peggy Arft Goethe.

Funeral services are set for Wednesday.
5

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1930Manchester, St. Louis County, MissouriHenry M. Arft1

Family

Ruth Lucille Schrader b. 1922, d. June 18, 2014

Citations

  1. [S3824] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Henry Arft household.
  2. [S358] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com (database online), 2005.
  3. [S3613] RetroSheet, "baseball-reference.com" database.
  4. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  5. [S3860] Hank Arft Obituary (Slam Sports).
  6. [S3859] Hank Arft Obituary (Historic Baseball).

Clarabelle Arft1

F, #23824
Father*Henry M. Arft1 b. January, 1881
Mother*Clara Wirth1 b. July 1, 1889, d. October 20, 1955
     Clarabelle married Herbert Wilcox on October 15, 1949 at Chesterfield, St. Louis County, Missouri.2

Citations

  1. [S3824] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Henry Arft household.
  2. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.

Norman A. Arft1,2

M, #23825, b. October 30, 1918, d. February 2, 2005
Father*Henry M. Arft1 b. January, 1881
Mother*Clara Wirth1 b. July 1, 1889, d. October 20, 1955
     Norman A. Arft, son of Henry M. Arft and Clara Wirth, was born on October 30, 1918 in Missouri.1,2
He lived with his parents, Clara and Henry, in 1930 in Manchester, St. Louis County, Missouri.1
Norman was enumerated as the son of Henry M. Arft on the 1930 U. S. Census of Missouri. He was listed as an 11-year-old male born in Missouri as were his parents. He was attending school.1
Norman married Helen Romine on July 3, 1943 at Chesterfield, St. Louis County, Missouri.3 Norman was the informant listed on the death certificate of Clara Wirth on October 20, 1955.4 At the time of his death the location for mailing benefits was reported as Ballwin, St. Louis County, Missouri by the Social Security Administration.2
Norman died on February 2, 2005 at age 86.2

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1930Manchester, St. Louis County, MissouriHenry M. Arft1

Family

Helen Romine

Citations

  1. [S3824] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Henry Arft household.
  2. [S358] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com (database online), 2005.
  3. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  4. [S5126] Clara Mathilda Arft Death Certificate.

Ida Doerschlen

F, #23826, b. February 13, 1842, d. June 1, 1925
Father*William Eduard Doerschlen b. 1810
Mother*Wilhelmine Pfeifer1 b. April 10, 1813, d. January 6, 1875
     Ida Doerschlen, daughter of William Eduard Doerschlen and Wilhelmine Pfeifer, was born on February 13, 1842 in Germany.2,3
Ida immigrated along with William Eduard Doerschlen and Wilhelmine Pfeifer in 1850.1

She lived with her parents, Wilhelmine and William, in 1860 at Bonhomme Township, St. Louis County, Missouri.4
Ida was enumerated with her parent William Eduard Doerschlen on the 1860 U. S. Census for Bonhomme Township, Missouri. She was listed as an 18-year-old girl born in Prussia.5
Ida married Wilhelm H. Arft, son of Charles Arft and Wilhelmina Margarethe Bolsenthal, on November 10, 1863 at Ellisville, St. Louis County, Missouri.2,1,6
Ida and Wilhelm H. Arft lived in 1870 at Bonhomme Township in Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Hulda, Rosa, Louise and Bertha..2
Ida was enumerated with her husband, Wilhelm H. Arft under the name of "Ida Arft" on the 1870 U. S. Census for Bonhomme Township, Missouri. She was listed as a 23-year-old female born in Prussia.7
Ida and Wilhelm H. Arft lived in 1880 at Bonhomme Township in Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Hulda, Rosa, Louise, Bertha, Rosalie and August, Ida's father, William Eduard Doerschlen..2
Ida was enumerated as the wife of Wilhelm H. Arft under the name of "Ida Arft" on the 1880 U. S. Census of Bonhomme Township, Missouri. She was listed as a 37-year-old female born in Prussia as were her parents.2
Ida applied for a widow's pension on November 7, 1910 as the result of her husband's service in the Civil War. The witnesses included Ida Doerschlen.8
Ida died on June 1, 1925 at Bonhomme Township in Missouri at age 83, Doctor Henry J. Dionysious was the attending physician, August Edward Arft was the informant on her death certificate.3 Her cause of death was valvular disease of heart.3
The undertaker who handled her arrangements was Wm Schrader & Son in Ballwin, St. Louis County, Missouri.3 Mrs. Ida Arft was buried on June 5, 1925 in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Ellisville, St. Louis County, Missouri.3

Family

Wilhelm H. Arft b. January 14, 1836, d. October 10, 1903
Children

Citations

  1. [S2040] Ancestry World Tree.
  2. [S3825] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William Arft household.
  3. [S5131] Ida Arft Death Certificate.
  4. [S3842] 1860 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Edward Daerschlen household.
  5. [S3843] 1860 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Wm E. Dorchlen household.
  6. [S1] St Louis City Marriages 1804-76, Ancestry.com (database online), 2000.
  7. [S3826] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William Arft household.
  8. [S3858] William Arft Civil War Pension Index.

Hulda Wilhelmina Arft1,2

F, #23827, b. February 2, 1865, d. January 19, 1886
Father*Wilhelm H. Arft1 b. January 14, 1836, d. October 10, 1903
Mother*Ida Doerschlen1 b. February 13, 1842, d. June 1, 1925
     Hulda Wilhelmina Arft, daughter of Wilhelm H. Arft and Ida Doerschlen, was born on February 2, 1865 in Missouri.1,2
She lived with her parents, Ida and Wilhelm, in 1870 at Bonhomme Township, St. Louis County, Missouri.1
Hulda was enumerated with her parent Wilhelm H. Arft on the 1870 U. S. Census for Bonhomme Township, Missouri. She was listed as a five-year-old girl born in Missouri.3
She lived with her parents, Ida and Wilhelm, in 1880 at Bonhomme Township, Missouri.1
Hulda was enumerated as the daughter of Wilhelm H. Arft on the 1880 U. S. Census of Bonhomme Township, Missouri. She was listed as a 15-year-old girl born in Missouri, her parents were born in Prussia.1
Hulda married Fred Wiehage in 1884.2,4
Hulda died on January 19, 1886 at age 20.2

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1870Bonhomme Township, St. Louis County, MissouriWilhelm H. Arft3
1880Bonhomme Township, MissouriWilhelm H. Arft1

Family

Fred Wiehage
Child

Citations

  1. [S3825] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William Arft household.
  2. [S2040] Ancestry World Tree.
  3. [S3826] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William Arft household.
  4. [S3855] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Fred Wiehage household.

Rosa Sophia "Lucy" Arft1,2

F, #23828, b. August 20, 1866
Father*Wilhelm H. Arft1 b. January 14, 1836, d. October 10, 1903
Mother*Ida Doerschlen1 b. February 13, 1842, d. June 1, 1925
     Rosa married August Kliensorge.2 Rosa Sophia "Lucy" Arft, daughter of Wilhelm H. Arft and Ida Doerschlen, was born on August 20, 1866 in Missouri.1,2
She lived with her parents, Ida and Wilhelm, in 1870 at Bonhomme Township, St. Louis County, Missouri.1
Rosa was enumerated with her parent Wilhelm H. Arft under the name of "Louisa Arft" on the 1870 U. S. Census for Bonhomme Township, Missouri. She was listed as a four-year-old girl born in Missouri.3
She lived with her parents, Ida and Wilhelm, in 1880 at Bonhomme Township, Missouri.1
Rosa was enumerated as the daughter of Wilhelm H. Arft under the name of "Lucy Arft" on the 1880 U. S. Census of Bonhomme Township, Missouri. She was listed as a 13-year-old girl born in Missouri, her parents were born in Prussia. She was attending school.1

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1870Bonhomme Township, St. Louis County, MissouriWilhelm H. Arft3
1880Bonhomme Township, MissouriWilhelm H. Arft1

Citations

  1. [S3825] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William Arft household.
  2. [S2040] Ancestry World Tree.
  3. [S3826] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William Arft household.

Louise Selma "Sallie" Arft1,2

F, #23829, b. 1868
Father*Wilhelm H. Arft1 b. January 14, 1836, d. October 10, 1903
Mother*Ida Doerschlen1 b. February 13, 1842, d. June 1, 1925
     Louise married George August Rasch, son of John Rasch and Margareth Werner.2 Louise Selma "Sallie" Arft, daughter of Wilhelm H. Arft and Ida Doerschlen, was born in 1868 in Missouri.1
She lived with her parents, Ida and Wilhelm, in 1870 at Bonhomme Township, St. Louis County, Missouri.1
Louise was enumerated with her parent Wilhelm H. Arft on the 1870 U. S. Census for Bonhomme Township, Missouri. She was listed as a three-year-old girl born in Missouri.3
She lived with her parents, Ida and Wilhelm, in 1880 at Bonhomme Township, Missouri.1
Louise was enumerated as the daughter of Wilhelm H. Arft under the name of "Sallie Arft" on the 1880 U. S. Census of Bonhomme Township, Missouri. She was listed as a 12-year-old girl born in Missouri, her parents were born in Prussia. She was attending school.1

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1870Bonhomme Township, St. Louis County, MissouriWilhelm H. Arft3
1880Bonhomme Township, MissouriWilhelm H. Arft1

Family

George August Rasch b. 1867

Citations

  1. [S3825] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William Arft household.
  2. [S2040] Ancestry World Tree.
  3. [S3826] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William Arft household.

Bertha Arft1

F, #23830, b. April 20, 1869
Father*Wilhelm H. Arft1 b. January 14, 1836, d. October 10, 1903
Mother*Ida Doerschlen1 b. February 13, 1842, d. June 1, 1925
     Bertha married Amalie Weis.2 Bertha Arft, daughter of Wilhelm H. Arft and Ida Doerschlen, was born on April 20, 1869 in Missouri.1,2
She lived with her parents, Ida and Wilhelm, in 1870 at Bonhomme Township, St. Louis County, Missouri.1
Bertha was enumerated with her parent Wilhelm H. Arft on the 1870 U. S. Census for Bonhomme Township, Missouri. She was listed as a one-year-old girl born in Missouri.3
She lived with her parents, Ida and Wilhelm, in 1880 at Bonhomme Township, Missouri.1
Bertha was enumerated as the daughter of Wilhelm H. Arft on the 1880 U. S. Census of Bonhomme Township, Missouri. She was listed as an 11-year-old girl born in Missouri, her parents were born in Prussia. She was attending school.1

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1870Bonhomme Township, St. Louis County, MissouriWilhelm H. Arft3
1880Bonhomme Township, MissouriWilhelm H. Arft1

Family

Amalie Weis

Citations

  1. [S3825] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William Arft household.
  2. [S2040] Ancestry World Tree.
  3. [S3826] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William Arft household.

Rosalie Emilie Arft1,2

F, #23831, b. October 14, 1860
Father*Wilhelm H. Arft1 b. January 14, 1836, d. October 10, 1903
Mother*Ida Doerschlen1 b. February 13, 1842, d. June 1, 1925
     Rosalie Emilie Arft, daughter of Wilhelm H. Arft and Ida Doerschlen, was born on October 14, 1860.1,2
Rosalie married August Fette circa 1875.3
She lived with her parents, Ida and Wilhelm, in 1880 at Bonhomme Township, St. Louis County, Missouri.1
Rosalie and August Fette lived in 1880 at Bonhomme Township in Missouri. Residing with them were, their child, Emilie..
Rosalie was enumerated as the wife of August Fette under the name of "Rose Fette" on the 1880 U. S. Census of Bonhomme Township, Missouri. She was listed as a married 19-year-old woman born inn Missouri, her parents were born in Prussia.4
Rosalie was enumerated as the daughter of Wilhelm H. Arft under the name of "Rosa Arft" on the 1880 U. S. Census of Bonhomme Township, Missouri. She was listed as a nine-year-old girl born in Missouri, her parents were born in Prussia. She was attending school.1

Family

August Fette b. December 3, 1851
Children

Citations

  1. [S3825] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William Arft household.
  2. [S2040] Ancestry World Tree.
  3. [S3827] Familien Register of Parkway United Church of Christ.
  4. [S3828] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), August Fette household.

August Edward Arft1,2

M, #23832, b. April 19, 1871
Father*Wilhelm H. Arft1 b. January 14, 1836, d. October 10, 1903
Mother*Ida Doerschlen1 b. February 13, 1842, d. June 1, 1925
     August Edward Arft, son of Wilhelm H. Arft and Ida Doerschlen, was born on April 19, 1871 in Missouri.1,2
He lived with his parents, Ida and Wilhelm, in 1880 at Bonhomme Township in St. Louis County, Missouri.1
August was enumerated as the son of Wilhelm H. Arft on the 1880 U. S. Census of Bonhomme Township, Missouri. He was listed as an eight-year-old boy born in Missouri, his parents were born in Prussia. He was attending school.1
August married Amelia C. Weis in 1892.3
From 1900 to 1920 August Edward Arft farmed at Bonhomme Township in Missouri.3,4,5
Amelia and August Edward Arft lived in 1900 at Bonhomme Township in Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Arina, Edwin and Wilfred..3
August is a head of household on the 1900 U. S. Census of Bonhomme Township, Missouri. He was identified as a 29-year-old male born in Missouri as were his parents. He could read write and speak English and owned a farm which was mortgaged and listed on farm schedule 181. Enumerated with him were: his wife Amelia C., his sons Edwin C. and Wilfred C., his daughter Arina.3
Amelia and August Edward Arft lived in 1910 at Manchester Road in Bonhomme Township, St. Louis County, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Arina, Edwin, Wilfred and Olga..5
August is a head of household on the 1910 U. S. Census of Bonhomme Township, Missouri. He was identified as a 37-year-old man born in Missouri, his parents were born in Germany; he had been married for 17 years. He owned a farm which was mortgaged. Enumerated with him were: his wife Amelia C., his sons Edwin C. and Wilfred C., his daughters Arina and Olga K.5 August Edward Arft and John Fred Bopp were shown as neighbors on the 1910 U.S. census.5,6
Amelia and August Edward Arft lived in 1920 at Bonhomme Township in Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Olga and Adele..4
August is a head of household on the 1920 U. S. Census of Bonhomme Township, Missouri. He was identified as a married 47-year-old man born in Missouri his parents were born in Germany. He was owned a home free of mortgage. Enumerated with him were: his wife Amelia C., his son Wilfred C., his daughters Olga K. and Adele.4 August was the informant listed on the death certificate of Ida Doerschlen on June 1, 1925.7
August Edward was a retailer selling building supplies in 1930.8
Amelia and August Edward Arft lived in 1930 at New Manchester Road in Meramec Township, St. Louis County, Missouri. Residing with them were, their child, Adele..8
August is a head of household on the 1930 U. S. Census of Meramec Township, St. Louis County, Missouri. He was identified as a 57-year-old male born in Missouri, his parents were born in Germany. He was married for the first time at the age of 20 and owned real estate valued at $12,000.00 and a radio. He was not a veteran. Enumerated with him were: his wife Amelia C., his daughter Adele.8 Wilfred C. Arft and August Edward Arft were shown as neighbors on the 1930 U.S. census.9,8

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1880Bonhomme Township, St. Louis County, MissouriWilhelm H. Arft1
1900Bonhomme Township, MissouriAugust Edward Arft3
1910Bonhomme Township, MissouriAugust Edward Arft5
1920Bonhomme Township, MissouriAugust Edward Arft4
1930Meramec Township, St. Louis County, MissouriAugust Edward Arft8

Family

Amelia C. Weis b. January, 1874
Children

Citations

  1. [S3825] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William Arft household.
  2. [S2040] Ancestry World Tree.
  3. [S3846] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), August Arft household.
  4. [S3847] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), August E. Arft household.
  5. [S4515] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), August E. Arft household.
  6. [S4514] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John F. Bopp household.
  7. [S5131] Ida Arft Death Certificate.
  8. [S3848] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), August Arft household.
  9. [S3849] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Wilfred Arft household.

William Eduard Doerschlen1

M, #23833, b. 1810
     He was normally known as Edward.2 William Eduard Doerschlen was also known as Daerschlen.2 William Eduard Doerschlen was born in 1810 in Germany.1
William married Wilhelmine Pfeifer circa 1832.3
William Eduard Doerschlen and Wilhelmine Pfeifer immigrated in 1850 from Solingen, Germany. Arriving with William were Ida Doerschlen, Reinhold Doerschlen, Hugo S. Doerschlen, Auguste Doerschlen, Hulda Doerschlen and Richard Doerschlen.3
In 1860 William Eduard Doerschlen farmed at Bonhomme Township in St. Louis County, Missouri.4
Wilhelmine and William Eduard Doerschlen lived in 1860 at Bonhomme Township in Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Ida and Bertha..4
William is a head of household, under the name of "Wm E Dorschlen", on the 1860 U. S. Census for Bonhomme Township, Missouri. He was identified as a 50-year-old man born in Prussia. He owned real estate valued at $3,000.00 and personal property valued at $600.00. Enumerated with him were:, his daughters Ida and Bertha.5
William Eduard Doerschlen lived in 1870 at Bonhomme Township in Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Edward and Richardt..2 William Eduard Doerschlen and Wilhelmina Margarethe Bolsenthal were shown as neighbors on the 1870 U.S. census.2,6
William is a head of household, under the name of "Edward Daerschlen", on the 1870 U. S. Census for Bonhomme Township, Missouri. He was identified as a 61-year-old male born in Prussia. He owned real estate valued at $1,500.00 and personal property valued at $2,000.00 and was a citizen. Enumerated with him were:, his sons Edward and Richardt.2
He lived with his son-in-law, Wilhelm H. Arft and daughter, Ida, in 1880 at Bonhomme Township in Missouri.1
William was enumerated as the father-in-law of Wilhelm H. Arft on the 1880 U. S. Census of Bonhomme Township, Missouri. He was listed as a 70-year-old widower born in Prussia as were his parents.1

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1860Bonhomme Township, St. Louis County, MissouriWilliam Eduard Doerschlen5
1870Bonhomme Township, MissouriWilliam Eduard Doerschlen2
1880Bonhomme Township, MissouriWilhelm H. Arft1

Family

Wilhelmine Pfeifer b. April 10, 1813, d. January 6, 1875
Children

Citations

  1. [S3825] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William Arft household.
  2. [S3841] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Edward Daerschlen household.
  3. [S2040] Ancestry World Tree.
  4. [S3842] 1860 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Edward Daerschlen household.
  5. [S3843] 1860 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Wm E. Dorchlen household.
  6. [S3840] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Wilhelmina Arft household.

Henrietta Arft1

F, #23834, b. 1834, d. May 22, 1886
Father*Charles Arft1 b. 1791, d. before February 1, 1869
Mother*Wilhelmina Margarethe Bolsenthal1 b. March 7, 1805, d. February 2, 1882
     Henrietta Arft, daughter of Charles Arft and Wilhelmina Margarethe Bolsenthal, was born in 1834 in Mecklenburg-Schwerine, Laage, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.1
Henrietta married Johann Gottlieb Klatt on November 20, 1852 at St. Louis, Missouri.2,3
Henrietta was an heir in the will of an unknown person.4
Henrietta died on May 22, 1886 in Sigourney, Keokuk County, Iowa.1 She was buried on May 22, 1886 in Iowa.1

Family

Johann Gottlieb Klatt b. March 21, 1832, d. January 22, 1916
Child

Citations

  1. [S2040] Ancestry World Tree.
  2. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  3. [S1] St Louis City Marriages 1804-76, Ancestry.com (database online), 2000.
  4. [S3905] Charles Arft Probate File.

Frederich Arft1,2

M, #23835, b. 1819
Father*Charles Arft1 b. 1791, d. before February 1, 1869
Mother*Wilhelmina Margarethe Bolsenthal1 b. March 7, 1805, d. February 2, 1882
     Frederich Arft, son of Charles Arft and Wilhelmina Margarethe Bolsenthal, was born in 1819 in Mecklenburg-Schwerine, Laage, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.2,3
Frederich married Elizabeth Donke on September 7, 1851 at St. Louis County, Missouri.4,5
Elizabeth and Frederich Arft lived in 1870 in Lebanon, St. Clair County, Illinois. Residing with them were, their children Julius and Hermann..2
Frederich was a carpenter from 1870 to 1880.2,3
Frederich is a head of household on the 1870 U. S. Census for Illinois. He was identified as a 51-year-old male born in Prussia as were his parents; he owned real estate valued at $4,000.00 and personal property valued at $100.00. Enumerated with him were:, his sons Julius and Hermann.2
Frederich Arft lived in 1880 in Illinois. Residing with them were..3
Frederich is a head of household on the 1880 U. S. Census for Lebanon, St Clair County, Illinois. He was identified as a married 60-year-old carpenter born in Mecklenburg as were his parents. Even though he is listed as married his wife is not included in the residence. Enumerated with him were:, his sons Julius and Hermann.3
Frederich was an heir in the will of an unknown person.6

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1870Lebanon, St. Clair County, IllinoisFrederich Arft2
1880Lebanon, St Clair County, IllinoisFrederich Arft3

Family

Elizabeth Donke b. 1820
Children

Citations

  1. [S2040] Ancestry World Tree.
  2. [S3829] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Frederich Arft household.
  3. [S3830] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Fred Arft household.
  4. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  5. [S1] St Louis City Marriages 1804-76, Ancestry.com (database online), 2000.
  6. [S3905] Charles Arft Probate File.

Elizabeth Donke1

F, #23836, b. 1820
     Elizabeth Donke was born in 1820 in Germany.2
Elizabeth married Frederich Arft, son of Charles Arft and Wilhelmina Margarethe Bolsenthal, on September 7, 1851 at St. Louis County, Missouri.3,4
Elizabeth and Frederich Arft lived in 1870 in Lebanon, St. Clair County, Illinois. Residing with them were, their children Julius and Hermann..2
Elizabeth was enumerated with her husband, Frederich Arft under the name of "Elizabeth Arft" on the 1870 U. S. Census for Illinois. She was listed as a 50-year-old female born in Prussia.2

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1870Lebanon, St. Clair County, IllinoisFrederich Arft2

Family

Frederich Arft b. 1819
Children

Citations

  1. [S2040] Ancestry World Tree.
  2. [S3829] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Frederich Arft household.
  3. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  4. [S1] St Louis City Marriages 1804-76, Ancestry.com (database online), 2000.

Louis Arft1

M, #23837, b. 1841
Father*Charles Arft1 b. 1791, d. before February 1, 1869
Mother*Wilhelmina Margarethe Bolsenthal1 b. March 7, 1805, d. February 2, 1882
     Louis Arft was also known as Lewis.2 Louis Arft, son of Charles Arft and Wilhelmina Margarethe Bolsenthal, was born in 1841.2
Louis enlisted in the Union Army on September 4, 1862.2
Louis was mustered in on September 9, 1862. He served as a private in Captain Cleveland's Company A. of the 9th Regiment of the Enrolled Missouri Militia.2
Louis was not mentioned in the will of an unknown person on March 25, 1882.3

Citations

  1. [S2040] Ancestry World Tree.
  2. [S3033] Internet Site: Soldiers Database: War of 1812 - World War ISoldiers Database: War of 1812 - World War I).
  3. [S3905] Charles Arft Probate File.

Wilhelmina Arft1

F, #23838, d. before 1882
Father*Charles Arft1 b. 1791, d. before February 1, 1869
Mother*Wilhelmina Margarethe Bolsenthal1 b. March 7, 1805, d. February 2, 1882
     Wilhelmina married Lewis Schacht on February 20, 1851 at St. Louis County, Missouri.1,2
Wilhelmina died before 1882.3

Citations

  1. [S2040] Ancestry World Tree.
  2. [S1] St Louis City Marriages 1804-76, Ancestry.com (database online), 2000.
  3. [S3905] Charles Arft Probate File.

Lewis Schacht1

M, #23839
     Lewis Schacht was also known as Schat.2
Lewis married Wilhelmina Arft, daughter of Charles Arft and Wilhelmina Margarethe Bolsenthal, on February 20, 1851 at St. Louis County, Missouri.2,1
Lewis was an heir in the will of an unknown person.3

Family

Wilhelmina Arft d. before 1882

Citations

  1. [S1] St Louis City Marriages 1804-76, Ancestry.com (database online), 2000.
  2. [S2040] Ancestry World Tree.
  3. [S3905] Charles Arft Probate File.

Johann Gottlieb Klatt1

M, #23840, b. March 21, 1832, d. January 22, 1916
Johann Gottlieb Klatt
From Family Tree on Ancestry
     Johann Gottlieb Klatt was born on March 21, 1832 in Czarnikau, Posen, Germany.1
Johann married Henrietta Arft, daughter of Charles Arft and Wilhelmina Margarethe Bolsenthal, on November 20, 1852 at St. Louis, Missouri.2,3 Johann Gottlieb Klatt was buried on January 22, 1916 in Sigourney, Keokuk County, Iowa.1
Johann died on January 22, 1916 in Iowa, at age 83.1

Family

Henrietta Arft b. 1834, d. May 22, 1886
Child

Citations

  1. [S2040] Ancestry World Tree.
  2. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  3. [S1] St Louis City Marriages 1804-76, Ancestry.com (database online), 2000.

Lucinda Klatt1

F, #23841, b. April 23, 1856, d. August 9, 1867
Father*Johann Gottlieb Klatt1 b. March 21, 1832, d. January 22, 1916
Mother*Henrietta Arft1 b. 1834, d. May 22, 1886
     Lucinda Klatt, daughter of Johann Gottlieb Klatt and Henrietta Arft, was born on April 23, 1856.1
Lucinda died on August 9, 1867 in Sigourney, Keokuk County, Iowa, at age 11.1

Citations

  1. [S2040] Ancestry World Tree.

Frances T. Isermann1,2

F, #23842, b. 1875
Mother*Threase (?) b. 1849
     Frances T. Isermann, daughter of Threase (?), was born in 1875 in Germany.3
Frances T. Isermann immigrated in 1879 from Germany.4 She was naturalized in 1885.3
Frances married William L. Arft, son of August Arft and Bertha Doerschlen, in 1892.1,4
Frances and William L. Arft lived in 1900 at Lamar Township in Barton County, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Roy and Carl..5
Frances was enumerated as the wife of William L. Arft under the name of "Francis Arft" on the 1900 U. S. Census of Lamar Township, Missouri. She was listed as a 25-year-old woman born in Germany as were her parents. She could read, write and speak English and had been married for eight years, having born two children, both still living.4 Her husband, William, died on December 23, 1906 at age 38.1
Frances T. lived in 1920 at Richland Township in Barton County, Missouri, residing with her were, her children Roy and Carl.3
Frances is a head of household, under the name of "Francis T. Arft", on the 1920 U. S. Census of Richland Township, Missouri. She was identified as a 45-year-old widow born in Germany as were her parents. Enumerated with her were:, her sons Roy Allen and Carl M.3 Louis Albert Arft and Frances T. Isermann were shown as neighbors on the 1920 U.S. census.3,2
Frances lived with her child, Carl M. Arft, in 1930 at Richland Township in Missouri.6
Frances was enumerated as the mother of Carl M. Arft under the name of "Francis T. Arft" on the 1930 U. S. Census of Richland Township, Missouri. She was listed as a 55-year-old widow born in Germany as were her parents. She was married for the first time at the age of 19.6

Family

William L. Arft b. February 16, 1868, d. December 23, 1906
Children

Citations

  1. [S2040] Ancestry World Tree.
  2. [S3833] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Louis A. Arft household.
  3. [S3834] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Framcos T. Arft household.
  4. [S3832] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William Arft household.
  5. [S3831] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Herman Arft household.
  6. [S3836] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Carl M. Arft household.

Edward Heinrich Arft1

M, #23843, b. July 19, 1869
Father*August Arft1 b. November 8, 1842, d. November 10, 1891
Mother*Bertha Doerschlen1 b. 1848, d. December 31, 1880
     Edward Heinrich Arft, son of August Arft and Bertha Doerschlen, was born on July 19, 1869.2

Citations

  1. [S2040] Ancestry World Tree.
  2. [S2247] Ancestry - FamilyHistory.com Message Boards , Kristie Kern, October 16, 2002: "Doerschlen in Missouri."

Dora Matilda Tucker1

F, #23844, b. August 16, 1890, d. August, 1975
     Dora Matilda Tucker was born on August 16, 1890.2 Conflicting evidence placed her birth in 1900 (1920 census.)3
Dora married Louis Albert Arft, son of August Arft and Bertha Doerschlen, in 1907.1,4
Dora was enumerated as the wife of Louis Albert Arft under the name of "Dora M. Arft" on the 1910 U. S. Census of Richland Township, Barton County, Missouri. She was listed as a married 19-year-old woman born in Missouri as was her father, her mother was born in Indiana. She had been married for three years and had one child, still living. She could read, write and speak English.5
Dora and Louis Albert Arft lived in 1920 at Richland Township in Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Albert, Mildred and Lela..3
Dora was enumerated as the wife of Louis Albert Arft under the name of "Dora E. Arft" on the 1920 U. S. Census of Richland Township, Missouri. She was listed as a married 20-year-old female born in Missouri, her parents were born in North Carolina.3
Dora and Louis Albert Arft lived in 1930 at Richland Township in Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Mildred, Lela and Lyle..6
Dora was enumerated as the wife of Louis Albert Arft under the name of "Dora M. Arft" on the 1930 U. S. Census of Richland Township, Missouri. She was listed as a married 38-year-old female born in Missouri as were her her parents. She was married for the first time at the age of 16.6 At the time of her death the location for mailing benefits was reported as Lockwood, Dade County, Missouri by the Social Security Administration.2
Dora died in August, 1975.2

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1910Richland Township, Barton County, MissouriLouis Albert Arft5
1920Richland Township, MissouriLouis Albert Arft3
1930Richland Township, MissouriLouis Albert Arft6

Family

Louis Albert Arft b. March 29, 1871, d. May 7, 1949
Children

Citations

  1. [S2040] Ancestry World Tree.
  2. [S358] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com (database online), 2005.
  3. [S3833] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Louis A. Arft household.
  4. [S2247] Ancestry - FamilyHistory.com Message Boards , Mary Murphy, March 17, 2001, Louis Albert Arft.
  5. [S3838] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Louis Arft household.
  6. [S3837] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Lewis A. Arft household.

Ada Matthes1

F, #23845, d. May, 1894
     Ada married Louis Albert Arft, son of August Arft and Bertha Doerschlen, circa 1893.1,2
Ada died in May, 1894.2

Family

Louis Albert Arft b. March 29, 1871, d. May 7, 1949
Child

Citations

  1. [S2040] Ancestry World Tree.
  2. [S2247] Ancestry - FamilyHistory.com Message Boards , Mary Murphy, March 17, 2001, Louis Albert Arft.

Ida Louise Arft1

F, #23846, b. December 13, 1873, d. June, 1874
Father*August Arft1 b. November 8, 1842, d. November 10, 1891
Mother*Bertha Doerschlen1 b. 1848, d. December 31, 1880
     Ida Louise Arft, daughter of August Arft and Bertha Doerschlen, was born on December 13, 1873.1 She was baptized on February 16, 1874 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Ellisville, St. Louis County, Missouri.2
Ida died in June, 1874.1,2 She was buried in 1874 in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Ellisville, St. Louis County, Missouri.2

Citations

  1. [S2040] Ancestry World Tree.
  2. [S946] St. Louis Genealogical Society, Old Cemeteries St. Louis County, Missouri Volume I.

August Wilhelm Arft1

M, #23847, b. July 8, 1875, d. August 19, 1877
Father*August Arft1 b. November 8, 1842, d. November 10, 1891
Mother*Bertha Doerschlen1 b. 1848, d. December 31, 1880
     August Wilhelm Arft, son of August Arft and Bertha Doerschlen, was born on July 8, 1875.1
August died on August 19, 1877 at age 2.1,2 He was buried in August, 1877 in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Ellisville, St. Louis County, Missouri.2

Citations

  1. [S2040] Ancestry World Tree.
  2. [S946] St. Louis Genealogical Society, Old Cemeteries St. Louis County, Missouri Volume I.

Wilhelmina Selma Louise Arft1

F, #23848, b. July 3, 1877, d. August 13, 1877
Father*August Arft1 b. November 8, 1842, d. November 10, 1891
Mother*Bertha Doerschlen1 b. 1848, d. December 31, 1880
     Wilhelmina Selma Louise Arft, daughter of August Arft and Bertha Doerschlen, was born on July 3, 1877.1,2
Wilhelmina died on August 13, 1877.1,2 She was buried in August, 1877 in Old St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Ellisville, St. Louis County, Missouri.2

Citations

  1. [S2040] Ancestry World Tree.
  2. [S946] St. Louis Genealogical Society, Old Cemeteries St. Louis County, Missouri Volume I.

Wilhelmine Pfeifer1

F, #23849, b. April 10, 1813, d. January 6, 1875
     Wilhelmine Pfeifer was born on April 10, 1813 in Germany.2,3
Wilhelmine married William Eduard Doerschlen circa 1832.1
Wilhelmine Pfeifer and William Eduard Doerschlen immigrated in 1850 from Solingen, Germany. Arriving with Wilhelmine were Ida Doerschlen, Reinhold Doerschlen, Hugo S. Doerschlen, Auguste Doerschlen, Hulda Doerschlen and Richard Doerschlen.1
Wilhelmine and William Eduard Doerschlen lived in 1860 at Bonhomme Township in St. Louis County, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Ida and Bertha..4
Wilhelmine was enumerated with her husband, William Eduard Doerschlen under the name of "Wilhelmina Dorschlen" on the 1860 U. S. Census for Bonhomme Township, Missouri. She was listed as a 48-year-old female born in Prussia.5
Wilhelmine was enumerated with her husband, William Eduard Doerschlen under the name of "Wilhelmina Daerschlen" on the 1870 U. S. Census for Bonhomme Township, Missouri. She was listed as a 58-year-old female born in Prussia.2
Wilhelmine died on January 6, 1875 at age 61.3 She was buried in January, 1875 in Old St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Ellisville, St. Louis County, Missouri, (located behind a little old school house off of Reinke Road. It is actually the last marker of the old St. John's Lutheran cemetery.)3

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1860Bonhomme Township, St. Louis County, MissouriWilliam Eduard Doerschlen5
1870Bonhomme Township, MissouriWilliam Eduard Doerschlen2

Family

William Eduard Doerschlen b. 1810
Children

Citations

  1. [S2040] Ancestry World Tree.
  2. [S3841] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Edward Daerschlen household.
  3. [S946] St. Louis Genealogical Society, Old Cemeteries St. Louis County, Missouri Volume I.
  4. [S3842] 1860 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Edward Daerschlen household.
  5. [S3843] 1860 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Wm E. Dorchlen household.

Fred Wiehage1

M, #23850
     Fred married Hulda Wilhelmina Arft, daughter of Wilhelm H. Arft and Ida Doerschlen, in 1884.1,2 His wife, Hulda, died on January 19, 1886 at age 20.1
Fred lived in 1930 at Henry Avenue in St. Louis County, Missouri, residing with him were, his child, Emil.2
In 1930 Fred Wiehage farmed at Henry Avenue in Bonhomme Township, St. Louis County, Missouri.2
Fred is a head of household on the 1930 U. S. Census of Bonhomme Township, St. Louis County, Missouri. He was identified as a widowed 73-year-old man born in Missouri, his parents were born in Germany. He owned a farm valued at $8,000.00 and listed on farm schedule 96. Enumerated with him was his son Emil.2 Fred Wiehage and Christ F. Arft were shown as neighbors on the 1930 U.S. census.2,3

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1930Bonhomme Township, St. Louis County, MissouriFred Wiehage2

Research Note

     Research Note: Son, Emil born 2 years after wife's death.

Family

Hulda Wilhelmina Arft b. February 2, 1865, d. January 19, 1886
Child

Citations

  1. [S2040] Ancestry World Tree.
  2. [S3855] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Fred Wiehage household.
  3. [S3854] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Christ Arft household.