George W. Hardesty Jr.

M, #211, b. July 28, 1891, d. January 31, 1918
Father*George William Hardesty b. July 24, 1859, d. July 30, 1938
Mother*Mary Elizabeth "May" Head b. April, 1860, d. October 26, 1942
ChartsMichael Head Descendents

Family History – see:

     George W. Hardesty Jr. was also known as George C. Hardesty. George W. Hardesty Jr., son of George William Hardesty and Mary Elizabeth "May" Head, was born on July 28, 1891 in St. Louis, Missouri, 38.647176,-90.22522.1,2 George lived with George William Hardesty from 1900 to 1901 at 2832 North 21st Street, St. Louis, Missouri.1,3,4
George was enumerated as the son of George William Hardesty on the 1900 U. S. Census of St. Louis, Missouri. He was listed as a seven-year-old white male born in Missouri in July 1892. He could read and write and had attended school for nine and one-half months during the year.1
He is included in a photo taken circa 1904. He is young man left front in the photo. Also included in the photo: George William Hardesty, Mary Elizabeth Hardesty, Ethel Hardesty, Lizzie Hardesty, Kate Hardesty, Jo Hardesty and Grace G. Hardesty.5
George Hardesty Family

A newspaper article dated March 17, 1904 reported Newsboy Sues For $20,000
George Hardesty Alleges He Was Thrown Oct. 15 From Transit Car by Conductor.
George W. Hardesty, a newsboy, filed suit against the St. Louis Transit Co. Thursday for $20,000 damages for injuries alleged to have been received by being thrown from a car by a conductor.
The boy alleges that on Oct. 15, 1903, he boarded a car to sell papers and the conductor threw him off at Fifteenth and Benton streets. He claims that his skull was fractured, his nose broken and that he lost the sight of his right eye.6

George was enumerated as the son of George William Hardesty under the name of "George A. Hardesty" on the 1910 U. S. Census of St. Louis, Missouri. He was listed as a single 18-year-old white male born in Missouri. He was employed as a tinners helper in a tin shop.7 George lived with George William Hardesty in 1910 at 2317 University Street, St. Louis, Missouri.7 George was a member of the Woodmen of the World, Benton Camp, Number 248 circa 1910 at Missouri.8 George was a member of Sheet Metal Workers Union, Local 36 in 1910 at Missouri.8 George lived with George William Hardesty in 1916 at 2816 North 23rd Street, St. Louis, Missouri.9
George W. was a tinner in 1916 at Missouri.9 George registered for the draft for World War I on June 5, 1917 at Missouri, he was listed medium height and build, dark brown eyes and light brown hair.2
George W. Hardesty Jr. lived on June 5, 1917 2816 North 23rd Street, Missouri.2
George W. was a sheet metal worker for Haynes-Laugenmiller Mfg. Company on June 5, 1917 at 4057 Forest Park Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri.2
George died on January 31, 1918 in Missouri, at age 26, George William Hardesty was the informant on his death certificate.10,11,8 His cause of death was chronic nephritis.12
His obituary was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Newspaper on February 2, 1918.8 His obituary stated:
Hardesty - entered into rest on Thursday, Jan. 31, 1918, at 1:50 a.m., George W. Hardesty Jr., beloved son of George W. and Mary Hardesty (nee Head), brother of Grace Hardesty, Mrs. W. S. Howell, Mrs. Fred Fischer, Mrs. Paul Gossraw and Mrs. J. J. McMahon. Funeral will take place from family residence, 2816 North Twenty-third street, on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 2 at 2 o'clock, to Sacred Heart Church, thence to Calvary Cemetery. Motor. Deceased was a member of Sheet Metal Workers' Union, Local No. 26, and Woodmen of the World, Benton Camp, No. 248 (c)
8

The undertaker who handled his arrangements was Arthur J. Donnelly at 2039 Market Street in St. Louis, Missouri.12
His funeral service was held on February 2, 1918 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, St. Louis, Missouri.8 George W. Hardesty Jr. was buried on February 2, 1918 in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri, in section 22, lot 112, grave 9004.12,13,814
George W. Hardesty Jr. Tombstone

Hardesty Family Plot

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1900St. Louis, MissouriGeorge William Hardesty1
1910St. Louis, MissouriGeorge William Hardesty7

Citations

  1. [S28] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), George Hardesty household.
  2. [S4353] Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com (database online).
  3. [S468] 1900 St. Louis City Directory, page 795.
  4. [S469] 1901 St. Louis City Directory, page 836.
  5. [S6582] Family Tree titled "All The Seeds," Ancestry World Tree.
  6. [S6948] St. Louis Post Dispatch "Newsboy Sues For $20,000", March 17, 1904.
  7. [S131] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), George Hardesty household.
  8. [S144] George W. Hardesty Jr. Obituary, February 2, 1918.
  9. [S193] 1916 St. Louis City Directory.
  10. [S4572] Roy Madel Death Certificate.
  11. [S15] Calvary Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery Burial Records.
  12. [S4571] George W. Hardesty Death Certificate.
  13. [S15] Calvary Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery Burial Records, Section and Lot Report page 1111, 5/31/1988.
  14. [S552] Tombstone photo, taken by Robert Berg.

Grace G. Hardesty

F, #212, b. February 1, 1902, d. May, 1989
Father*George William Hardesty b. July 24, 1859, d. July 30, 1938
Mother*Mary Elizabeth "May" Head b. April, 1860, d. October 26, 1942
ChartsMichael Head Descendents

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     Grace G. Hardesty, daughter of George William Hardesty and Mary Elizabeth "May" Head, was born on February 1, 1902 in 6506 1/2 St. Louis Aveniue, St. Louis, Missouri, 38.686136, -90.289316.1,2
She is included in a photo taken circa 1904. She is on the right side, being held by George in the photo. Also included in the photo: George William Hardesty, Mary Elizabeth Hardesty, Ethel Hardesty, Lizzie Hardesty, Kate Hardesty, George W. Hardesty Jr. and Jo Hardesty.3
George Hardesty Family

Grace was enumerated as the daughter of George William Hardesty on the 1910 U. S. Census of St. Louis, Missouri. She was listed as an eight-year-old white female. She had attended school during the year.4 Grace lived with George William Hardesty in 1910 at 2317 University Street, St. Louis, Missouri.4 Grace lived with George William Hardesty in 1920 at 2815 21st Street, St. Louis, Missouri.5
Grace married Harry Otto Duetscher, son of Henry G. Deutscher and Ida M. (?), after 1920 at Missouri.6
Grace was enumerated as the daughter of George William Hardesty on the 1920 U. S. Census of Missouri. She was listed as a single 17-year-old white female born in Missouri. She was employed in millinery.5
Grace and Harry Otto Duetscher lived in 1930 at 2914 22nd Street in St. Louis, Missouri. Residing with them were, Grace's brother, Paul W. Gossrau, Grace's sister, Mrs. Catherine Gossrau, their nephew, Paul W. Gossrau Jr..7,8
Grace was enumerated as the wife of Harry Otto Duetscher under the name of "Grace Duetscher" on the 1930 U. S. Census of Missouri. She was listed as a married 28-year-old woman born in Missouri as were both of her parents. She was 22-years-old when married.7
Grace G. Hardesty and Harry Otto Duetscher lived from 1935 to 1940 10 Rio Vista Drive, Ladue, St. Louis County, Missouri.9
Grace was enumerated as the wife of Harry Otto Duetscher under the name of "Grace Duetscher" on the 1940 U. S. Census for Clayton Township, Ladue, St. Louis County, Missouri. She was listed as a married 38-year-old female born in Missouri. She had completed two years of college.9
Grace G. Hardesty and Harry Otto Duetscher lived from 1941 to 1943 10 Rio Vista Drive, Missouri.10,11 Her husband, Harry, died on December 11, 1982 at age 84.12,13
Grace died in May, 1989 at age 87.14 She was buried on May 16, 1989 in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri, in section 22, lot 112.15,14
Duetscher, Eyermann and Randolph Tombstone

Hardesty Family Plot

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1910St. Louis, MissouriGeorge William Hardesty4
1920MissouriGeorge William Hardesty5
1930MissouriHarry Otto Duetscher7
1940Clayton Township, Ladue, St. Louis County, MissouriHarry Otto Duetscher9

Family

Harry Otto Duetscher b. May 30, 1898, d. December 11, 1982

Citations

  1. [S4644] Grace Hardesty Missouri Birth & Death Records Database, Pre-1910.
  2. [S6035] Missouri Birth Records 1805-1980, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007, Grace Hardesty.
  3. [S6582] Family Tree titled "All The Seeds," Ancestry World Tree.
  4. [S131] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), George Hardesty household.
  5. [S132] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), George W. Hardesty household.
  6. [S4874] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Henry G. Duetscher household.
  7. [S2537] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Harry Duetscher household.
  8. [S2538] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Paul Gossrau household.
  9. [S7930] 1940 — Sixteenth Census of the United States (Population Schedule), Missouri, Harry Duetscher household.
  10. [S435] 1943 St. Louis County Directory, page 220.
  11. [S1564] 1941 St. Louis Phone Book.
  12. [S15] Calvary Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery Burial Records.
  13. [S146] Harry O. Deutscher Obituary, December 12, 1982.
  14. [S2220] Internet Site: The Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of St. Louis Web Site).
  15. [S165] Calvary Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery Lot Information Cards.
  16. [S552] Tombstone photo, taken by Robert Berg.

Margret Ethyl Hardesty1

F, #213, b. January 20, 1886, d. May 1, 1953
Father*George William Hardesty b. July 24, 1859, d. July 30, 1938
Mother*Mary Elizabeth "May" Head b. April, 1860, d. October 26, 1942
ChartsMichael Head Descendents

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     She was normally known as Ethel. Margret Ethyl Hardesty, daughter of George William Hardesty and Mary Elizabeth "May" Head, was born on January 20, 1886 in 1112 North 13th Street, St. Louis, Missouri, 38.636858, -90.195837.2,1 Margret lived with George William Hardesty from 1900 to 1901 at 2832 North 21st Street, St. Louis, Missouri.3,4,5
Margret was enumerated as the daughter of George William Hardesty under the name of "Ethel Hardesty" on the 1900 U. S. Census of St. Louis, Missouri. She was listed as a 14-year-old white female born in June 1886 in Missouri. She could read and write and had attended school for four months during the year.3
She is included in a photo taken circa 1904. She is left side rear row in the photo. Also included in the photo: George William Hardesty, Mary Elizabeth Hardesty, Lizzie Hardesty, Kate Hardesty, George W. Hardesty Jr., Jo Hardesty and Grace G. Hardesty.6
George Hardesty Family

Ethel married William Seton Howell, son of (?) Howell, in 1916 at Missouri.7 Ethel and William Seton Howell lived in 1918 at 4452 Farlin, St. Louis, Missouri.8
Margret was enumerated as the wife of William Seton Howell under the name of "Ethel Howell" on the 1920 U. S. Census of St. Louis, Missouri. She was listed as a 33-year-old white female born in Missouri.9 Ethel and William Seton Howell lived in 1920 at 4452 Harlin, St. Louis, Missouri.9
Margret Ethyl Hardesty and William Seton Howell lived in 1930.7
Margret was enumerated as the wife of William Seton Howell under the name of "Ethele Howell" on the 1930 U. S. Census of Missouri. She was listed as a 44-year-old white female born in Missouri as were her parents; she was married at the age of 20.7 Ethel lived with William Seton Howell in 1935 at 4503 Red Bud Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri.10
Margret and William Seton Howell lived in 1940 at 4503 Red Bud in St. Louis, Missouri. Residing with them were, Margret's mother, Mary Elizabeth "May" Head..11
Margret was enumerated as the wife of William Seton Howell under the name of "Ethel Howell" on the 1940 U. S. Census for Block 20, St. Louis, Missouri. She was listed as a married 54-year-old female born in Missouri. She had completed eighth grade.11 Margret was the informant listed on the death certificate of Mary Elizabeth "May" Head on October 26, 1942.12,13,14 Ethel and William Seton Howell lived in 1947 at 4503 Red Bud Avenue, Missouri.15 At the time of of Ethel's death in 1953, Ethel resided at 4429a Floriss Place in St. Louis, Missouri.2 Margret was a member of the Woman's Guild of Bethany E. & R. Church, St. Louis, Missouri .16
Ethel Hardesty lived in May, 1953 4429a Floriss Place, Missouri.16
Ethel Hardesty lived in May, 1953 4429a Floriss Place, St. Louis, Missouri, 38.680998, -90.226383.16
Margret died on May 1, 1953 in Missouri, at age 67, William Seton Howell was the informant on her death certificate.17,16 Her cause of death was lymphatic leukemia.2
Her obituary was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Newspaper on May 2, 1953.16 Her obituary stated:
Howell, Ethel, (nee Hardesty), 4429 Floriss pl., Fr., May 1, 1953, 11:35 a.m., beloved wife of William S. Howell, dear sister of Kitty Gossrau, Jo Eyermann and Grace Duetscher, sister-in-law, aunt and great aunt. Funeral from Calvin F. Feutz Funeral Home 4828 Natural Bridge bl., Mon., May 4, 1 p.m. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Member of Bethany E. and R. Church and Woman's Guild
16

Her funeral service was held on May 4, 1953 at Calvin F. Feutz Funeral Home, Moline Acres, St. Louis County, Missouri, 4528 Natural Bridge Rd. at 11:45 p.m.16
The undertaker who handled her arrangements was Calvin Feutz. Mrs. Margret Ethyl Howell was buried on May 4, 1953 in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri, in section 22, lot 112, grave 9001.18,16 The burial permit was number 4514.
Hardesty Family Plot

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1900St. Louis, MissouriGeorge William Hardesty3
1920St. Louis, MissouriWilliam Seton Howell9
1930MissouriWilliam Seton Howell7
1940Block 20, St. Louis, MissouriWilliam Seton Howell11

Family

William Seton Howell b. September 6, 1881, d. October 25, 1965

Citations

  1. [S6035] Missouri Birth Records 1805-1980, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007, Margret Ethel Hardesty.
  2. [S5291] Ethel Howell Death Certificate.
  3. [S28] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), George Hardesty household.
  4. [S468] 1900 St. Louis City Directory, page 795.
  5. [S469] 1901 St. Louis City Directory, page 836.
  6. [S6582] Family Tree titled "All The Seeds," Ancestry World Tree.
  7. [S2312] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William Howell household.
  8. [S4097] Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com (database online), 2002.
  9. [S133] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William S. Howell household.
  10. [S456] 1935 St. Louis City Directory, page 413.
  11. [S7931] 1940 — Sixteenth Census of the United States (Population Schedule), Missouri, William Howell household.
  12. [S5998] Mary Hardesty Death Certificate.
  13. [S143] Mary Head Hardesty Obituary, October 28, 1942.
  14. [S1570] Mary Head Hardesty Funeral Arrangement Sheet`.
  15. [S518] 1947 St. Louis City Directory.
  16. [S721] Ethel Hardesty Howell Obituary, May 2, 1953.
  17. [S15] Calvary Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery Burial Records.
  18. [S15] Calvary Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery Burial Records, Section and Lot Report page 1111, 5/31/1988.
  19. [S552] Tombstone photo, taken by Robert Berg.

Catherine "Kitty" Hardesty

F, #214, b. October, 1889, d. March 1, 1958
Father*George William Hardesty b. July 24, 1859, d. July 30, 1938
Mother*Mary Elizabeth "May" Head b. April, 1860, d. October 26, 1942
ChartsMichael Head Descendents

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     She was normally known as Kate. Her nickname was "Kitty." Catherine "Kitty" Hardesty was also known as Katherine. Catherine Hardesty, daughter of George William Hardesty and Mary Elizabeth "May" Head, was born in October, 1889 in St. Louis, Missouri.1
Catherine was enumerated as the daughter of George William Hardesty on the 1900 U. S. Census of St. Louis, Missouri. She was listed as a ten-year-old white female born in October 1888 in Missouri. She could read and write and had attended school for nine and one-half months during the year.1
She is included in a photo taken circa 1904. She is right side, rear row in the photo. Also included in the photo: George William Hardesty, Mary Elizabeth Hardesty, Ethel Hardesty, Lizzie Hardesty, George W. Hardesty Jr., Jo Hardesty and Grace G. Hardesty.2
George Hardesty Family

Catherine married Paul W. Gossrau, son of Franz Gustave "Frank" Gossrau and Augusta Rost, in 1905 at Missouri.
Paul and Kitty Hardesty Gossrau Wedding

Catherine was enumerated as the married daughter of George William Hardesty under the name of "Katherine Gossrau" on the 1910 U. S. Census of Missouri. She was listed as a married 20-year-old white female born in Missouri. Kate and her husband, Paul Gossrau, were living with her parents.3 Catherine lived with George William Hardesty in 1910 at 2317 University Street, St. Louis, Missouri.3
Catherine was enumerated as the wife of Paul W. Gossrau under the name of "Catherine Gossrau" on the 1920 U. S. Census of Missouri. She was listed as a married 30-year-old white female born in Missouri.4
Catherine "Kitty" Hardesty lived in 1920 2513 West Hebert Street, St. Louis, Missouri.4 Catherine lived with Paul W. Gossrau in 1920 at 2513 West Hebert Street, Missouri.4
Catherine and Paul W. Gossrau lived from 1927 to 1930 at 2906 North 22nd Street in St. Louis, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Paul..5,6
She lived with her brother-in-law, Harry Otto Duetscher and sister Grace, in 1930 at 2914 22nd Street in St. Louis, Missouri.7,8
Catherine was enumerated as the wife of Paul W. Gossrau under the name of "Catherine Gossrau" on the 1930 U. S. Census of Missouri. She was listed as a married 40-year-old woman born in Missouri as were both of her parents. She was 20-years-old when married.8 Catherine lived with Paul W. Gossrau in 1933 at 4543 Athlone Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri.9 Catherine lived with Paul W. Gossrau in 1935 at 1456 East Adelaide Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri.10 Catherine lived with Paul W. Gossrau in 1937 at 1456 Adelaide Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri.11
Catherine "Kitty" Hardesty lived before 1958 4651 Pope Street, St. Louis, Missouri.12
Catherine "Kitty" Hardesty lived in 1958 949 Fontaine Place, St. Louis County, Missouri.12
Catherine died on March 1, 1958 in Missouri, at age 68.13,12
Her obituary was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Newspaper on March 3, 1958.12 Her obituary stated:
Gossrau, Catherine (Kitty) (nee Hardesty), 949 Fontaine pl., formerly of 4651 Pope av., fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Sat., March 1, 1958, beloved wife of the late Paul Gossrau, dear mother of Paul Gossrau Jr., sister of Jo Eyermann and Grace Duetscher, mother-in-law, grandmother, aunt and cousin. Funeral from Calvin F. Feutz Funeral Home, 4828 Natural Bridge blvd., Tues., March 4, 9:30 a.m. to Our Lady of Good Council Church, St. Cyr rd. Interment Calvary
12

Her funeral service was held on March 4, 1958 at Our Lady of Good Council Catholic Church, Bellefontaine Neighbors, St. Louis County, Missouri.12
The undertaker who handled her arrangements was Feutz on March 5, 1958. She was buried on March 4, 1958 in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri, section 22, lot 112, grave 9007.14,12 The burial permit was number 648.
Hardesty Family Plot

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1900St. Louis, MissouriGeorge William Hardesty1
1910St. Louis, MissouriGeorge William Hardesty3
1920MissouriPaul W. Gossrau4
1930MissouriPaul W. Gossrau8

Family

Paul W. Gossrau b. December, 1887
Child

Citations

  1. [S28] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), George Hardesty household.
  2. [S6582] Family Tree titled "All The Seeds," Ancestry World Tree.
  3. [S131] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), George Hardesty household.
  4. [S129] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Paul Gossrau household.
  5. [S511] 1927 St. Louis City Directory, page 1163.
  6. [S2541] 1930 St. Louis City Directory.
  7. [S2537] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Harry Duetscher household.
  8. [S2538] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Paul Gossrau household.
  9. [S512] 1933 St. Louis City Directory.
  10. [S456] 1935 St. Louis City Directory, page 468.
  11. [S516] 1941 St. Louis City Directory.
  12. [S142] Catherine (Kitty) Hardesty Gossrau Obituary, March 3, 1958.
  13. [S15] Calvary Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery Burial Records.
  14. [S15] Calvary Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery Burial Records, Section and Lot Report page 1111, 5/31/1988.
  15. [S552] Tombstone photo, taken by Robert Berg.

Elizabeth Mary "Lizzie" Hardesty1,2

F, #215, b. October 20, 1887, d. April 2, 1922
Father*George William Hardesty b. July 24, 1859, d. July 30, 1938
Mother*Mary Elizabeth "May" Head b. April, 1860, d. October 26, 1942
ChartsMichael Head Descendents

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     Her nickname was "Lizzie." Elizabeth Mary "Lizzie" Hardesty, daughter of George William Hardesty and Mary Elizabeth "May" Head, was born on October 20, 1887 in 1515 Warren Street, St. Louis, Missouri, 38.648967, -90.199345.3,2 Conflicting evidence placed her birth in October 1888 (1900 census.)4 Elizabeth lived with George William Hardesty from 1900 to 1901 at 2832 North 21st Street, St. Louis, Missouri.4,5,6
Elizabeth was enumerated as the daughter of George William Hardesty on the 1900 U. S. Census of St. Louis, Missouri. She was listed as an 11-year-old white female born in Missouri in October 1888. She could read and write and had attended school for nine and one-half months during the year.4
She is included in a photo taken circa 1904. She is second from left middle row in the photo. Also included in the photo: George William Hardesty, Mary Elizabeth Hardesty, Ethel Hardesty, Kate Hardesty, George W. Hardesty Jr., Jo Hardesty and Grace G. Hardesty.7
George Hardesty Family

Elizabeth married Fred Henry Fischer, son of Henry Fischer and Caroline "Carrie" Kuhs, in 1907 at St. Louis, Missouri.8
Elizabeth and Fred Henry Fischer lived in 1910 at 1907 Wright Street in St. Louis, Missouri. Residing with them were, their child, Harry, Fred's father, Henry Fischer..8
Elizabeth was enumerated as the wife of Fred Henry Fischer under the name of "Lizzie M. Fischer" on the 1910 U. S. Census of Ward 3, St. Louis, Missouri. She was listed as a 22-year-old female born in Missouri as were her parents. She had been married for three years and had two children, only one was still living.8
Elizabeth and Fred Henry Fischer lived in 1918 at 2816 North 23rd Street in St. Louis, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Harry and Ruth..1 Elizabeth lived with George William Hardesty in 1920 at 2815 21st Street, St. Louis, Missouri.9
Elizabeth was enumerated as the married daughter of George William Hardesty under the name of "Elizabeth Fisher" on the 1920 U. S. Census of Missouri. She was listed as a 32-year-old white married female born in Missouri.9
Elizabeth Mary "Lizzie" Hardesty lived on April 2, 1922 2816 North 23rd Street, Missouri.3
Elizabeth died on April 2, 1922 at 2816 North 23rd Street in Missouri, at age 34 the cause of her death was cerebral hemorrhage and apoplexy. She died at 2:45 p.m. after an illness of about 2 weeks.3,10,11,12
Her obituary was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and St. Louis Globe-Democrat Newspapers on April 3, 1922.11,12 Her obituary stated:
Fischer - Entered into rest on Sunday, April 2, 1922, at 2:45 o'clock p.m. Elizabeth Fischer (nee Hardesty), beloved wife of Fred Fischer, beloved wife of Fred H. Fischer, dear mother of Harry and Ruth Fischer, daughter of George W. and Mary Hardesty (nee Head), sister of Mrs. W. S. Howell, Mrs. Paul Gossrau, Mrs. James A. McMahon and Grace Hardesty, and the late George Hardesty, and our dear aunt. Funeral will take place from the family residence 2816 North Twenty-third street, on Wednesday afternoon, April 5, at 2 o'clock. Interment in Calvary Cemetery
12,11

Her funeral service was held on April 5, 1922 at 2816 North 23rd Street, Missouri, from the family residence at 2 o'clock.12
The undertaker who handled her arrangements was Arthur J. Donnally on April 5, 1922 at 2039 Washinton Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri. She was buried on April 5, 1922 in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri, in section 22, lot 112, grave 9008.13,3
Hardesty Family Plot

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1900St. Louis, MissouriGeorge William Hardesty4
1910Ward 3, St. Louis, MissouriFred Henry Fischer8
1920St. Louis, MissouriGeorge William Hardesty9

Family

Fred Henry Fischer b. November 29, 1883, d. August 29, 1945
Children

Citations

  1. [S4095] Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com (database online), 2002.
  2. [S6035] Missouri Birth Records 1805-1980, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007, Mary Hardesty.
  3. [S627] Elizabeth Fischer Death Certificate.
  4. [S28] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), George Hardesty household.
  5. [S468] 1900 St. Louis City Directory, page 795.
  6. [S469] 1901 St. Louis City Directory, page 836.
  7. [S6582] Family Tree titled "All The Seeds," Ancestry World Tree.
  8. [S4402] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Fred H. Fischer household.
  9. [S132] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), George W. Hardesty household.
  10. [S15] Calvary Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery Burial Records.
  11. [S714] Elizabeth Fischer Obituary, April 3, 1922.
  12. [S962] Elizabeth Fischer Obituary, April 3, 1922.
  13. [S15] Calvary Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery Burial Records, Section and Lot Report page 1111, 5/31/1988.
  14. [S552] Tombstone photo, taken by Robert Berg.

Josephine F. "Jo" Hardesty

F, #216, b. January 5, 1894, d. April 16, 1979
Father*George William Hardesty1 b. July 24, 1859, d. July 30, 1938
Mother*Mary Elizabeth "May" Head1 b. April, 1860, d. October 26, 1942
ChartsMichael Head Descendents

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Josephine F. Hardesty
     Josephine F. Hardesty, daughter of George William Hardesty and Mary Elizabeth "May" Head, was born on January 5, 1894 in 1516 1/2 Warren Street, St. Louis, Missouri, 38.648967, -90.199345.2,1 Her nickname was "Jo." Josephine lived with George William Hardesty from 1900 to 1901 at 2832 North 21st Street, St. Louis, Missouri.3,4,5
Josephine was enumerated as the daughter of George William Hardesty on the 1900 U. S. Census of St. Louis, Missouri. She was listed as a six-year-old white female born in Missouri. She could read and write and had attended school for nine months during the year.3
She is included in a photo taken circa 1904. She is left side center row in the photo. Also included in the photo: George William Hardesty, Mary Elizabeth Hardesty, Ethel Hardesty, Lizzie Hardesty, Kate Hardesty, George W. Hardesty Jr. and Grace G. Hardesty.6
George Hardesty Family
6
Josephine Hardesty ca. 1910

Josephine was enumerated as the daughter of George William Hardesty on the 1910 U. S. Census of St. Louis, Missouri. She was listed as a 16-year-old white female born in Missouri. She was employed as a trimmer in a millinary shop. She had not attended school during the year but could read and write.7 Josephine lived with George William Hardesty in 1910 at 2317 University Street, St. Louis, Missouri.7 ; Josephine Hardesty6
Josephine Hardesty ca. 1914

Josephine (her first marriage) marrried James J. McMahon (his first marriage) , son of John J. McMahon and Johannah Barrett, on April 12, 1917 at Missouri.8,9
The ceremony was performed by Chaplain Kennedy at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. William Howell.9
Josephine was enumerated as the wife of James J. McMahon under the name of "Josephine McMahon" on the 1920 U. S. Census of Missouri. She was listed as a married 26-year-old white female born in Missouri.10 Josephine and James J. McMahon lived in 1920 at 4444a Harlin, St. Louis, Missouri.10
In 1930 John and Della Eyermann lived at 4406 Athlone Avenue, St. Louis. James and Josephine McMahon lived at 4402 Athlone Avenue. Both were two-family-flats. By around 1940 John Eyermann was married to Josephine Hardesty McMahon. Apparently Della Eyermann and James McMahon died sometime between 1930 and 1940.11,8
Josephine and James J. McMahon lived in 1930 at 4402 Athlone Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri. Residing with them was their child, Margaret.8
Josephine was enumerated as the wife of James J. McMahon under the name of "Josephine McMahon" on the 1930 U. S. Census of Missouri. She was listed as a married 36-year-old female born in Missouri as were both of her parents.8 Mrs. Josephine F. McMahon, James J. McMahon, John H. Eyermann and Mrs. Adele L. Eyermann were neighbors according to the 1930 census.11,8 Her husband, James, died on March 16, 1940 at age 48.12
Josephine (her second marriage) married John H. Eyermann (his second marriage) , son of George F. Eyermann and Kate E. Gerhard, circa 1940 at Missouri.13,10
She is included in a photo taken circa 1947. She is on the left in the photo. Also included in the photo: John H. Eyermann.6
Jo and John Eyermann with Leslie Randolph
At the time of his death in 1953, Josephine resided at 8052 Davis Drive in Clayton, St. Louis County, Missouri.14 Her husband, John, died on February 28, 1953 at age 62. She was the informant on his death certificate.14,15 ; Josephine McMahon Eyermann6
Josephine McMahon Eyermann
ca. 1965

On August 25, 1969 Jo was recognized for 50 years service to the American Legion Auxiliary.66
Josephine McMahon Eyermann
50 Years Award
American Legion Auxiliary
Josephine was a member of the Golden Year American Legion Auxiliary, Post 555 in 1979.15

Josephine died on April 16, 1979 in Missouri, at age 85.16,15
Her obituary was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Newspaper on April 18, 1979.15 Her obituary stated:
Eyermann, Josephine F. (nee Hardesty), fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Mon., April 16, 1979, dear wife of the late John Eyermann, dear mother of the late June McMahon Randolph, dear step-mother of Russell Eyermann, dear sister of Grace Duetscher (nee Hardesty), our dear sister-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, great-aunt and cousin. Funeral from A. H. Bocklage Funeral Home, 6536 Clayton Rd., Thurs., April 19, 9:30 a.m. to St. Joan of Arc Church for 10 a.m. Mass. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Mrs. Eyermann was a member of the Golden Year American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 555. Contributions to charities of your choice preferred. Visitation after 2 p.m. Wed.
15

Her funeral service was held on April 19, 1979 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, St. Louis, Missouri, funeral director was A. H. Bocklage Funeral Home, 6536 Clayton Rd., Clayton, Missouri.15
The undertaker who handled her arrangements was Kinealy Bocklag (A. H. Bocklage). She was buried on April 19, 1979 in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri, section 22, lot 112, grave 6.17,15 The burial permit was number 79 302208.
Duetscher, Eyermann and Randolph Tombstone

Hardesty Family Plot

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1900St. Louis, MissouriGeorge William Hardesty3
1910St. Louis, MissouriGeorge William Hardesty7
1920MissouriJames J. McMahon10
1930MissouriJames J. McMahon8

Family 1

James J. McMahon b. February, 1892, d. March 16, 1940
Child

Family 2

John H. Eyermann b. August 14, 1890, d. February 28, 1953

Citations

  1. [S4645] Josephine Hardesty Missouri Birth & Death Records Database, Pre-1910.
  2. [S6035] Missouri Birth Records 1805-1980, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007, Josephine Hardesty.
  3. [S28] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), George Hardesty household.
  4. [S468] 1900 St. Louis City Directory, page 795.
  5. [S469] 1901 St. Louis City Directory, page 836.
  6. [S6582] Family Tree titled "All The Seeds," Ancestry World Tree.
  7. [S131] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), George Hardesty household.
  8. [S2309] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), James J. McMahon household.
  9. [S6948] St. Louis Post Dispatch "Six Enlistments Yesterday", April 12, 1917, page 3.
  10. [S134] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), James McMahon household.
  11. [S2308] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John H. Eyermann household.
  12. [S6590] James J. McMahon Death Certificate.
  13. [S27] June McMahon Randolph Obituary, June 9, 1961.
  14. [S5662] John H. Eyermann Death Certificate.
  15. [S148] Josephine Hardesty McMahon Eyermann Obituary, April 18, 1979.
  16. [S15] Calvary Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery Burial Records.
  17. [S15] Calvary Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery Burial Records, Section and Lot Report page 1111, 5/31/1988.
  18. [S552] Tombstone photo, taken by Robert Berg.

Harry Otto Duetscher1

M, #217, b. May 30, 1898, d. December 11, 1982
Father*Henry G. Deutscher b. November 19, 1863, d. February 24, 1951
Mother*Ida M. (?)2 b. July, 1866
     Harry Otto Duetscher was also known as Deutscher. Harry Otto Duetscher, son of Henry G. Deutscher and Ida M. (?), was born on May 30, 1898 in St. Charles County, Missouri.3,4,1
He lived with his parents, Ida and Henry, in 1900 at 1708 North Third Street in St. Charles, St. Charles County, Missouri.2
Harry was enumerated as the son of Henry G. Deutscher on the 1900 U. S. Census of Ward 4, St. Charles, St. Charles County, Missouri. He was listed as listed as a two-year-old boy born in Missouri as was his mother, his father was born in Illlinois.2
He lived with his parents, Ida and Henry, in 1910 at 2516 Montgomery Street in St. Louis, Missouri.5
Harry was enumerated as the son of Henry G. Deutscher on the 1910 U. S. Census of Ward 18, St. Louis, Missouri. He was listed as an 11-year-old boy born in Missouri as was his mother, his father was born in Illinois; he was attending school.5 Harry Otto Duetscher was employed by Union Electric Light and Power at St. Louis, Missouri, in 1918 as a high voltage electrician.1 At the time of his draft registration for World War I in 1918, Harry resided at 2516 Montgomery Street in Missouri.1 Harry registered for the draft for World War I on September 12, 1918 at Draft Board 18, St. Louis, Missouri, he was described as meduim height and build with blue eyes and brown hair.1
Harry Otto was a maintenance electrician for the light and power company in 1920.5
He lived with his parents, Ida and Henry, in 1920 at 2516 Montgomery Street in Missouri.6
Harry married Grace G. Hardesty, daughter of George William Hardesty and Mary Elizabeth "May" Head, after 1920 at Missouri.6
Harry was enumerated as the son of Henry G. Deutscher on the 1920 U. S. Census of Ward 18, Missouri. He was listed as an single 21-year-old male born in Missouri as was his mother, his father was born in Illinois.6 Harry Otto Duetscher was employed by Union Electric Company at Missouri, in 1920.7
Grace and Harry Otto Duetscher lived in 1930 at 2914 22nd Street in St. Louis, Missouri. Residing with them were, Grace's brother, Paul W. Gossrau, Grace's sister, Mrs. Catherine Gossrau, their nephew, Paul W. Gossrau Jr..8,9
Harry is a head of household on the 1930 U. S. Census of Missouri. He was identified as a married 32-year-old male born in Missouri as were both of his parents. He was renting half of a two family flat for $45.00 per month and was employed as an electrical engineer with the electric company. He was 26-year-old when married for the first time and was not a veteran. Enumerated with him was his wife, Grace G.8 Harry Otto Duetscher and Paul W. Gossrau were shown as neighbors on the 1930 U.S. census; both families were living in the same two-family flat.8,9
Harry Otto Duetscher and Grace G. Hardesty lived from 1935 to 1940 10 Rio Vista Drive, Ladue, St. Louis County, Missouri.10
Harry Otto was an electrical engineer with the electrical utility company in 1940. In 1939 he worked 52 weeks and earned $5,000.00. He worked 40 hours in the period March 24-30, 1940.10
Harry is a head of householdon the 1940 U. S. Census for Clayton Township, Ladue, St. Louis County, Missouri. He was identified as a married 41-year-old male born in Missouri. He had completed college and owned a home valued at $25,000.00. Enumerated with him was his wife, Grace G.10
Harry Otto Duetscher and Grace G. Hardesty lived from 1941 to 1943 10 Rio Vista Drive, Missouri.11,12 Harry Otto Duetscher retired from Union Electric Company in 1964 at Missouri.7 Harry was a member of George Washington Masonic Blue Lodge Number 9.7 Harry was a member of the Company Guild of Union Electric Employees.7
Harry died on December 11, 1982 in Missouri, at age 84.3,7
His obituary was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Newspaper on December 12, 1982.7 His obituary stated:
Duetscher, Harry O., entered into rest on Sat., Dec. 11, 1982, dear husband of Grace Duetscher (nee Hardesty), dear brother of the late Adele Vogle, dear uncle, great-uncle and cousin. Funeral services Tues., Dec 14 at 1 p.m. from Lupton chapel, 7233 Delmar blvd. Interment Calvary. Mr. Deutscher was a retired member of the Union Electric Co. after 42 years and a member of George Washington Masonic Blue Lodge # 9 and the Companies Guild of Union Electric employees. donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Visitation after 2 p.m. Mon.
7

His funeral service was held on December 14, 1982 at Lupton Chapel, University City, St. Louis County, Missouri.7 He was buried on December 14, 1982 in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri, in section 22, lot 112, grave 3.3,7
Duetscher, Eyermann and Randolph Tombstone

Hardesty Family Plot

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1900Ward 4, St. Charles, St. Charles County, MissouriHenry G. Deutscher2
1910Ward 18, St. Louis, MissouriHenry G. Deutscher5
1920Ward 18, MissouriHenry G. Deutscher6
1930St. Louis, MissouriHarry Otto Duetscher8
1940Clayton Township, Ladue, St. Louis County, MissouriHarry Otto Duetscher10

Family

Grace G. Hardesty b. February 1, 1902, d. May, 1989

Citations

  1. [S4775] Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com (database online), 2002.
  2. [S4872] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Henry Duetscher household.
  3. [S15] Calvary Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery Burial Records.
  4. [S358] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com (database online), 2005.
  5. [S4873] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Henry G. Duetscher household.
  6. [S4874] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Henry G. Duetscher household.
  7. [S146] Harry O. Deutscher Obituary, December 12, 1982.
  8. [S2537] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Harry Duetscher household.
  9. [S2538] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Paul Gossrau household.
  10. [S7930] 1940 — Sixteenth Census of the United States (Population Schedule), Missouri, Harry Duetscher household.
  11. [S435] 1943 St. Louis County Directory, page 220.
  12. [S1564] 1941 St. Louis Phone Book.
  13. [S552] Tombstone photo, taken by Robert Berg.

William Seton Howell1

M, #218, b. September 6, 1881, d. October 25, 1965
Father*(?) Howell2
     William Seton Howell, son of (?) Howell, was born on September 6, 1881 in Missouri.3,1
William Seton Howell lived in 1916 4452 Farlin, St. Louis, Missouri.4
William Seton was a tinner in 1916 at St. Louis, Missouri.4
William married Ethel Hardesty, daughter of George William Hardesty and Mary Elizabeth "May" Head, in 1916 at Missouri.5 William Seton Howell was employed by Haynes & Langenberg at 4045 Forest Part Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri, in 1918 as a sheet metal worker.1 Ethel and William Seton Howell lived in 1918 at 4452 Farlin in Missouri.1 William registered for the draft for World War I on September 12, 1918 at Draft Board 21, St. Louis, Missouri, he was listed as tall and stout with gray eyes and dark brown hair.1
William is a head of household on the 1920 U. S. Census of Missouri. He was identified as a 38-year-old white male born in Missouri. His father was born in Illinois and his mother in Pennsylvania. He rented half of a two family flat at 4452 Harlin Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri and was employed as a sheet metal worker, house. Enumerated with him was his wife, Margret Ethyl.6 Ethel and William Seton Howell lived in 1920 at 4452 Harlin in St. Louis, Missouri.6
William Seton was a foreman at Lagenberg Mfg. Company in 1927 at Missouri.7
William Seton Howell lived in 1927 4503 Red Bud Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri.7
William Seton was as a superintendent of a glass business in 1930.5
William Seton Howell and Margret Ethyl Hardesty lived in 1930.5
William is a head of household on the 1930 U. S. Census of Missouri. He was identified as a married 48-year-old male born in Illinois. His father was born in Illinois and his mother in Pennsylvania. William was renting a house at 4503 Red Bud Avenue for $60.00 per month and owned a radio. He was employed as a superintendent in a glass business. Enumerated with him were: his wife Margret Ethyl, his brother-in-law George William Hardesty, his sister-in-law Mary Elizabeth "May" Head.5
William Seton Howell lived in 1933 4503 Red Bud Avenue, Missouri.8
William Seton was a draftsman with St. Louis Heating Company in 1935 at Missouri.9
William Seton Howell lived in 1935 4503 Red Bud Avenue, Missouri.9
William Seton was a sheet metal worker with Home Comfort Furnace and Mfg. Company in 1936 at Missouri.10
William Seton was a metal worker at a furnace manufacturer in 1940. In 1939 he worked 52 weeks and earned $3,000.00. He worked 40 hours in the period March 24-30, 1940.11
Margret and William Seton Howell lived in 1940 at 4503 Red Bud in St. Louis, Missouri. Residing with them were, Margret's mother, Mary Elizabeth "May" Head..11
William is a head of householdon the 1940 U. S. Census for Block 20, St. Louis, Missouri. He was identified as a married 56-year-old male born in Illinois. He was renting a home for $50.00 per month and had completed eighth grade. Enumerated with him were: his wife, Margret Ethyl, his mother-in-law Mary Elizabeth "May" Head.11 Ethel and William Seton Howell lived in 1947 at 4503 Red Bud Avenue in Missouri.12 At the time of of Ethel's death in 1953, William resided at 4429a Floriss Place in St. Louis, Missouri.13 His wife, Margret, died on May 1, 1953 at age 67. He was the informant on her death certificate.3,14
William died on October 25, 1965 in Missouri, at age 84.3,2
His obituary was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Newspaper on October 27, 1965.2 His obituary stated:
William S. Howell, Mon., Oct. 25, 1965, beloved husband of the late Ethel Howell, dear brother of Gertrude Patterson, brother-in-law of Jo Eyermann and Grace Duetscher, uncle of Sumner Patterson and Paul Gossrau. Funeral from Calvin F. Feutz Funeral Home, 4828 Natural Bridge, Thurs., Oct. 28, 2:30 p.m. Interment Calvary
2

His funeral service was held on October 28, 1965 at Calvin F. Feutz Funeral Home, St. Louis, Missouri, 4528 Natural Bridge Rd.2
The undertaker who handled his arrangements was Feutz. He was buried on October 28, 1965 in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri, in section 22, lot 112, grave 5.15,2 The burial permit number was 10202.
Hardesty Family Plot

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1920St. Louis, MissouriWilliam Seton Howell6
1930MissouriWilliam Seton Howell5
1940Block 20, St. Louis, MissouriWilliam Seton Howell11

Family

Margret Ethyl Hardesty b. January 20, 1886, d. May 1, 1953

Citations

  1. [S4097] Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com (database online), 2002.
  2. [S720] William S. Howell Obituary, October 27. 1965.
  3. [S15] Calvary Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery Burial Records.
  4. [S193] 1916 St. Louis City Directory.
  5. [S2312] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William Howell household.
  6. [S133] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William S. Howell household.
  7. [S511] 1927 St. Louis City Directory.
  8. [S512] 1933 St. Louis City Directory.
  9. [S456] 1935 St. Louis City Directory, page 413.
  10. [S457] 1936 St. Louis City Directory.
  11. [S7931] 1940 — Sixteenth Census of the United States (Population Schedule), Missouri, William Howell household.
  12. [S518] 1947 St. Louis City Directory.
  13. [S5291] Ethel Howell Death Certificate.
  14. [S721] Ethel Hardesty Howell Obituary, May 2, 1953.
  15. [S15] Calvary Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery Burial Records, Section and Lot Report page 1111, 5/31/1988.
  16. [S552] Tombstone photo, taken by Robert Berg.

Paul W. Gossrau1

M, #219, b. December, 1887
Father*Franz Gustave "Frank" Gossrau b. circa 1850, d. April, 1897
Mother*Augusta Rost b. April, 1852, d. August 17, 1931
ChartsMichael Head Descendents
     Paul W. Gossrau, son of Franz Gustave "Frank" Gossrau and Augusta Rost, was born in December, 1887 in Illinois.2,3
Paul lived with his parents, Augusta, in 1900 at 646 East 4th Street in Alton, Madison County, Illinois.3
Paul was enumerated as the son of Augusta Rost on the 1900 U. S. Census of Alton, Madison County, Illinois. He was listed as a 12-year-old boy born in Illinois and was attending school.3
Paul married Catherine Hardesty, daughter of George William Hardesty and Mary Elizabeth "May" Head, in 1905 at St. Louis, Missouri.
Paul and Kitty Hardesty Gossrau Wedding

Paul was enumerated as the son-in-law of George William Hardesty on the 1910 U. S. Census for Missouri. He was listed as a 22-year-old white male born in Illinois. Both of his parents were born in Germany. He was an agent for a real estate company.4 Paul lived with George William Hardesty in 1910 at 2317 University Street, St. Louis, Missouri.4
Paul W. Gossrau lived from 1915 to 1916 2521b Hebert Street, St. Louis, Missouri.5,6 Paul was the informant listed on the death certificate of Alfred Gossrau on July 2, 1915.6
Paul W. was an insurance agent on the 2nd floor at 3600 N. Grand Ave. in 1916 at Missouri.5
Paul is a head of household on the 1920 U. S. Census of Missouri. He was identified as a married 32-year-old white male born in Illinois. He rented a home at 2513 West Hebert Street, St. Louis, Missouri and was employed as an insurance salesman. Enumerated with him were: his wife Catherine, his son Paul W.2
Paul W. Gossrau lived in 1920 2513 West Hebert Street, St. Louis, Missouri.2
Paul W. was an assistant manager at the Met Life Insurance Company in 1927.7
Catherine and Paul W. Gossrau lived from 1927 to 1930 at 2906 North 22nd Street in St. Louis, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Paul..7,8
     Paul W. Gossrau lived with his brother-in-law, Harry Otto Duetscher and sister-in-law, Grace, in 1930 at 2914 22nd Street, St. Louis, Missouri.9,10
Paul is a head of household on the 1930 U. S. Census of Missouri. He was identified as a married 42-year-old male born in Illinois, both of his parents were born in Germany. He was renting half of a two family flat for $50.00 per month and was employed as a salesman with in insurance company. He was 22-years-old when married for the first time and was not a veteran. Enumerated with him were: his wife Catherine, his son Paul W.10 Harry Otto Duetscher and Paul W. Gossrau were shown as neighbors on the 1930 U.S. census; both families were living in the same two-family flat.9,10
Paul W. was an insurance agent in 1933 at Missouri.11
Paul W. Gossrau lived in 1933 4543 Athlone Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri.11
Paul W. Gossrau lived in 1935 1456 East Adelaide Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri.1
Paul W. was a filling station manager. The station was located where highway 70 now crosses West Florissant Avenue in 1936 at 4200 West Florissant Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri.12
Paul W. Gossrau lived in 1937 1456 Adelaide Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri.13
Paul W. was an assistant manager with Met Life Insurance in 1938 at Missouri.14

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1900Alton, Madison County, IllinoisAugusta Rost3
1910St. Louis, MissouriGeorge William Hardesty4
1920MissouriPaul W. Gossrau2
1930MissouriPaul W. Gossrau10

Family

Catherine "Kitty" Hardesty b. October, 1889, d. March 1, 1958
Child

Citations

  1. [S456] 1935 St. Louis City Directory, page 468.
  2. [S129] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Paul Gossrau household.
  3. [S2530] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Augusta Gossrau household.
  4. [S131] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), George Hardesty household.
  5. [S193] 1916 St. Louis City Directory.
  6. [S4594] Alfred Gossrau Death Certificate.
  7. [S511] 1927 St. Louis City Directory, page 1163.
  8. [S2541] 1930 St. Louis City Directory.
  9. [S2537] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Harry Duetscher household.
  10. [S2538] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Paul Gossrau household.
  11. [S512] 1933 St. Louis City Directory.
  12. [S457] 1936 St. Louis City Directory.
  13. [S516] 1941 St. Louis City Directory.
  14. [S517] 1938 St. Louis City Directory.

Paul W. Gossrau Jr.1

M, #220, b. December 21, 1912, d. April, 1981
Father*Paul W. Gossrau b. December, 1887
Mother*Catherine "Kitty" Hardesty b. October, 1889, d. March 1, 1958
ChartsMichael Head Descendents

Family History – see:

Pau; W Gossrau, Jr
(Catherine Gossrau Facebook)
     Paul W. Gossrau Jr., son of Paul W. Gossrau and Catherine "Kitty" Hardesty, was born on December 21, 1912 in Missouri.2,3
Paul was enumerated as the son of Paul W. Gossrau on the 1920 U. S. Census of St. Louis, Missouri. He was listed as a seven-year-old white male born in Missouri.2 Paul lived with Paul W. Gossrau in 1920 at 2513 West Hebert Street, St. Louis, Missouri.2
He lived with his parents, Catherine and Paul, from 1927 to 1930 at 2906 North 22nd Street in St. Louis, Missouri.4,5
He lived with his uncle, Harry Otto Duetscher and aunt, Grace, in 1930 at 2914 22nd Street in St. Louis, Missouri.6,7
Paul was enumerated as the son of Paul W. Gossrau on the 1930 U. S. Census of Missouri. He was listed as a 17-year-old boy born in Missouri and attending school.7 Paul lived with Paul W. Gossrau in 1933 at 4543 Athlone Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri.8 Paul lived with Paul W. Gossrau in 1935 at 1456 East Adelaide Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri.1
Paul (his first marriage) married Ethyl (?) (her first marriage) before 1937.9 Paul lived with Paul W. Gossrau in 1937 at 1456 Adelaide Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri.9
Paul W. was a filling station owner in 1937 at 4502 West Florissant Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri.9
Paul W. Gossrau Jr. lived in 1938 4678 West Florissant Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri.10
Paul (his second marriage) married June Rose (?) circa 1945 at Missouri.
Paul W. Gossrau Jr. lived in 1946 4401 Harris Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri.11
Paul W. was a station attendant in 1947.12
Paul W. and June Gossrau
(Catherine Gossrau Facebook)

Paul died in April, 1981 in Missouri, at age 68.3

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1920St. Louis, MissouriPaul W. Gossrau2
1930MissouriPaul W. Gossrau7

Family 1

Ethyl (?)

Family 2

June Rose (?)

Citations

  1. [S456] 1935 St. Louis City Directory, page 468.
  2. [S129] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Paul Gossrau household.
  3. [S358] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com (database online), 2005.
  4. [S511] 1927 St. Louis City Directory, page 1163.
  5. [S2541] 1930 St. Louis City Directory.
  6. [S2537] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Harry Duetscher household.
  7. [S2538] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Paul Gossrau household.
  8. [S512] 1933 St. Louis City Directory.
  9. [S516] 1941 St. Louis City Directory.
  10. [S517] 1938 St. Louis City Directory.
  11. [S459] 1946 St. Louis City Directory.
  12. [S518] 1947 St. Louis City Directory.

Fred Henry Fischer1,2

M, #221, b. November 29, 1883, d. August 29, 1945
Father*Henry Fischer3 b. November 4, 1857, d. April 28, 1926
Mother*Caroline "Carrie" Kuhs3 b. 1860, d. before 1910
ChartsMichael Head Descendents
     Fred Henry Fischer was also known as Fisher. Fred Henry Fischer, son of Henry Fischer and Caroline "Carrie" Kuhs, was born on November 29, 1883.2,4
Fred Henry was an errand boy in 1900.3
He lived with his parents, Caroline and Henry, in 1900 at 1508 St. Louis Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri.3
Fred was enumerated as the son of Henry Fischer on the 1900 U. S. Census of Ward 18, St. Louis, Missouri. He was listed as a single 16-year-old boy born in Missouri as were his parents. He had attended school for nine months.3
Fred married Elizabeth Mary "Lizzie" Hardesty, daughter of George William Hardesty and Mary Elizabeth "May" Head, in 1907 at St. Louis, Missouri.5
Fred Henry was a stock clerk in 1910.5
Elizabeth and Fred Henry Fischer lived in 1910 at 1907 Wright Street in St. Louis, Missouri. Residing with them were, their child, Harry, Fred's father, Henry Fischer..5
Fred is a head of household on the 1910 U. S. Census of Ward 3, St. Louis, Missouri. He was identified as a 26-year-old man born in Missouri as were his parents, he had been married for three years. He could read and write and was renting a home. Enumerated with him were: his wife Elizabeth Mary, his son Harry H. his father, Henry.5 Fred Henry Fischer was employed by Brown Shoe Company at 17th and Washington, St. Louis, Missouri, in 1918 as an order clerk.2
Elizabeth and Fred Henry Fischer lived in 1918 at 2816 North 23rd Street in St. Louis, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Harry and Ruth..2 Fred registered for the draft for World War I on September 12, 1918 at Draft Board 18, St. Louis, Missouri, he was listed as medium height and build with blue eyes and brown hair.2 Fred lived with George William Hardesty in 1920 at 2815 21st Street, St. Louis, Missouri.6
Fred was enumerated as the son-in-law of George William Hardesty on the 1920 U. S. Census for Missouri. He was listed as a married 37-year-old white male born in Missouri. He was employed as a stock clerk. Fred, his wife and children were living with his father-in-law, George Hardesty.6 His wife, Elizabeth, died on April 2, 1922 at age 34; the cause of her death was cerebral hemorrhage and apoplexy. She died at 2:45 p.m. after an illness of about 2 weeks.7,8,1,9
Fred married Minnie A. Franz, daughter of August Franz and Catherine Ruehler, circa 1927.10
Fred Henry was a foreman in a dry goods warehouse in 1930.10
Minnie and Fred Henry Fischer lived in 1930 at 2217 St. Louis Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri. Residing with them were, his step-child Grace K. Smith..10
Fred is a head of household on the 1930 U. S. Census of Ward 18, Missouri. He was identified as a 47-year-old male born in Missouri as were his parents, he was married for the first time at the age of 44. He was not a veteran and owned home valued at $3,000.00 and a radio. Enumerated with him were: his wife Minnie A., his step-daughter Grace K. Smith.10
Fred Henry was a clerk at J. C. Penney Company in 1945.4 At the time of Fred's death in 1945, Fred and Minnie resided at 2131 69th Street in St. Louis, Missouri.4
Fred died on August 29, 1945 at 2131 69th Street in Wellston, St. Louis County, Missouri, at age 61, Minnie A. Franz was the informant on his death certificate.4 His cause of death was acute coronary thrombosis.4 Fred Henry Fischer was buried on September 1, 1945 in St. Peters U.C.C. Cemetery in Normandy, St. Louis County, Missouri.4
The undertaker who handled his arrangements was Calvin F. Feutz Funeral Home at 4828 Natural Bridge Boulevard in St. Louis County, Missouri.4

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1900Ward 18, St. Louis, MissouriHenry Fischer3
1910Ward 3, St. Louis, MissouriFred Henry Fischer5
1920St. Louis, MissouriGeorge William Hardesty6
1930Ward 18, MissouriFred Henry Fischer10

Research Note

     Research Note: In the 1920 census Henry Fischer is shown as married to Minnie and Grace Smith is living with them and shown as a step daughter. Henry is 62-years-old and Minnie is 42-years-old.
In the 1930 census Fred H. Fischer is shown as married to Minnie, Grace Smith is living with them and shown as a step daughter. Fred is 47-years-old and Minnie is 52-years-old.
It appears that sometime between the censuses Henry died and his son, Fred, married Minnie who was his step-mother.

Family 1

Elizabeth Mary "Lizzie" Hardesty b. October 20, 1887, d. April 2, 1922
Children

Family 2

Minnie A. Franz b. March 26, 1877, d. March 22, 1946

Citations

  1. [S714] Elizabeth Fischer Obituary, April 3, 1922.
  2. [S4095] Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com (database online), 2002.
  3. [S4040] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Henry Fischer household.
  4. [S5900] Fred Henry Fischer Death Certificate.
  5. [S4402] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Fred H. Fischer household.
  6. [S132] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), George W. Hardesty household.
  7. [S627] Elizabeth Fischer Death Certificate.
  8. [S15] Calvary Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery Burial Records.
  9. [S962] Elizabeth Fischer Obituary, April 3, 1922.
  10. [S4038] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Fred H. Fischer household.

Harry H. Fischer

M, #222, b. December 24, 1908, d. January 18, 1984
Father*Fred Henry Fischer b. November 29, 1883, d. August 29, 1945
Mother*Elizabeth Mary "Lizzie" Hardesty b. October 20, 1887, d. April 2, 1922
ChartsMichael Head Descendents

Family History – see:

     Harry H. Fischer was also known as Fisher. Harry H. Fischer, son of Fred Henry Fischer and Elizabeth Mary "Lizzie" Hardesty, was born on December 24, 1908 in Missouri.1,2,3
He lived with his parents, Elizabeth and Fred, in 1910 at 1907 Wright Street in St. Louis, Missouri.2
Harry was enumerated as the son of Fred Henry Fischer on the 1910 U. S. Census of Ward 3, St. Louis, Missouri. He was listed as a one-year-seven-month-old boy born in Missouri as were his parents.2
He lived with his parents, Elizabeth and Fred, in 1918 at 2816 North 23rd Street in St. Louis, Missouri.4 Harry lived with George William Hardesty in 1920 at 2815 21st Street, St. Louis, Missouri.1
Harry was enumerated as the grandson of George William Hardesty on the 1920 U.S. Census for St. Louis, Missouri. He was listed as an 11-year-old white male.1
Harry married Teresa Hummel, daughter of John Hummel and Elizabeth Kersch, circa 1932.5
Harry served from April 6, 1944 to November 5, 1945 in the United States Navy with the rank of S2.3 At the time of his death the location for mailing benefits was reported as Missouri by the Social Security Administration.6
Harry died on January 18, 1984 at age 75.7,6,3
His obituary was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on January 18, 1984.7 His obituary stated:
Fischer, Harry H., fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Wed., Jan. 18, 1984, beloved husband of Teresa (nee Hummel), dear father of Patricia Stutte, dear grandfather, father-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, nephew, and cousin.
Funeral from Southern Funeral Home, 6322 S. Grand Blvd., Fri., Jan. 20, time later, to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Interment National. Member of V.F.W. Post No. 2101 Massea preferred. Visitation after 1 p.m. Thurs.
7

Harry H.'s wake was held on January 20, 1984 at Southern Funeral Home, St. Louis, Missouri.7
His funeral service was held on January 20, 1984 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, St. Louis, Missouri.7 He was buried on January 20, 1984 in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in Affton, St. Louis County, Missouri, in section X, site 280.3

Family

Teresa Hummel b. October 1, 1910, d. December 27, 1984
Child

Citations

  1. [S132] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), George W. Hardesty household.
  2. [S4402] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Fred H. Fischer household.
  3. [S3758] U.S. Veterans Cemeteries, ca 1800-2004, Ancestry.com (database online), 2005.
  4. [S4095] Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com (database online), 2002.
  5. [S4502] Sylvestor Berg Obituary, May 23, 1958.
  6. [S358] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com (database online), 2005.
  7. [S4503] Harry H. Fischer Obituary, January 18, 1984.

Ruth Fischer

F, #223, b. 1912
Father*Fred Henry Fischer b. November 29, 1883, d. August 29, 1945
Mother*Elizabeth Mary "Lizzie" Hardesty b. October 20, 1887, d. April 2, 1922
ChartsMichael Head Descendents

Family History – see:

Ruth Fischer
     Ruth Fischer was also known as Fisher. Ruth Fischer, daughter of Fred Henry Fischer and Elizabeth Mary "Lizzie" Hardesty, was born in 1912 in Missouri.1
She lived with her parents, Elizabeth and Fred, in 1918 at 2816 North 23rd Street, St. Louis, Missouri.2 Ruth lived with George William Hardesty in 1920 at 2815 21st Street, St. Louis, Missouri.1
Ruth was enumerated as the granddaughter of George William Hardesty on the 1920 U. S. Census for St. Louis, Missouri. She was listed as an eight-year-old white female.1
Ruth married (?) Brown after 1922.3

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1920St. Louis, MissouriGeorge William Hardesty1

Family

(?) Brown

Citations

  1. [S132] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), George W. Hardesty household.
  2. [S4095] Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com (database online), 2002.
  3. [S962] Elizabeth Fischer Obituary, April 3, 1922.

(?) Brown

M, #224
     (?) married Ruth Fischer, daughter of Fred Henry Fischer and Elizabeth Mary "Lizzie" Hardesty, after 1922.1

Family

Ruth Fischer b. 1912

Citations

  1. [S962] Elizabeth Fischer Obituary, April 3, 1922.

James J. McMahon

M, #225, b. February, 1892, d. March 16, 1940
Father*John J. McMahon1 b. September, 1852, d. March, 1909
Mother*Johannah Barrett1 b. July, 1856, d. July 7, 1923
ChartsMichael Head Descendents
James J. McMahon
     James J. McMahon was also known as James A. in his sister-in-law's obituary.2 James J. McMahon, son of John J. McMahon and Johannah Barrett, was born in February, 1892 in Missouri.3,4
He lived with his parents, Johannah and John, in 1900 at 4325 Maffitt Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri.4
James was enumerated as the son of John J. McMahon on the 1900 U. S. Census of Ward 7, St. Louis, Missouri. He was listed as an eight-year-old male born in Missouri; his father was born in New York and his mother in Massachusetts. He was attending school.4
James J. was a salesman in 1916 at St. Louis, Missouri.5
James J. McMahon lived in 1916 4651 Farlin, St. Louis, Missouri.5 At the time of his induction into the U.S. Army in 1917, James resided at 4461 Farlin Street in St. Louis, Missouri.6
James (his first marriage) married Josephine F. "Jo" Hardesty (her first marriage), daughter of George William Hardesty and Mary Elizabeth "May" Head, on April 12, 1917 at Missouri.7,8
The ceremony was performed by Chaplain Kennedy at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. William Howell.8
On August 5, 1917, James was conmissioned as a Captain in the Missouri National Guard.9
James J. McMahon was ordered into active service in the U. S. Army with the rank of Captain on August 5, 1917. He was assigned to First Infantry, Missouri National Guard.61
James J. McMahon

James served overseas from August 3, 1918 to April 20, 1919. He was assigned to the 52nd Pioneer Infantry.6
James is a head of household on the 1920 U. S. Census of Missouri. He was identified as a married 27-year-old white male born in Missouri. His father was born in Maryland and his mother in Massechusetts. He rented half of a two-family flat at 4444a Harlin Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri, two houses away from his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Ethyl and Bill Howell. James was a salesman for a packing house. Enumerated with him was his wife, Josephine F.3 Josephine and James J. McMahon lived in 1920 at 4444a Harlin in St. Louis, Missouri.3
James J. McMahon lived in 1927 5441a Wren Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri.10
James J. was a salesman in 1927 at Missouri.10
In 1930 John and Della Eyermann lived at 4406 Athlone Avenue, St. Louis. James and Josephine McMahon lived at 4402 Athlone Avenue. Both were two-family-flats. By around 1940 John Eyermann was married to Josephine Head McMahon. Apparently Della Eyermann and James McMahon died sometime between 1930 and 1940.7,11
James J. was a life insurance salesman in 1930.7
Josephine and James J. McMahon lived in 1930 at 4402 Athlone Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri. Residing with them was their child, Margaret.7
James is a head of household on the 1930 U. S. Census of Missouri. He was identified as a married 38-year-old male born in Missouri. His father was born in New York and his mother in Massachusetts. He rented half of a two-family flat for $43.00 per month and was employed as a life insurance salesman. He was married at the age of 25. Enumerated with him were: his wife Josephine F., his daughter Margaret June.7 James J. McMahon, Mrs. Josephine F. McMahon, John H. Eyermann and Mrs. Adele L. Eyermann were neighbors according to the 1930 census.11,7
James J. was with Veteran's Welfare Association in 1936 at Missouri.12
James J. McMahon lived in 1936 5926 Pamplin Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri.12
James J. was executive secretary Veterans Welfare Association in 1938 at Missouri.13 At the time of his death in 1940, James resided at 5926 Pamplin in St. Louis, Missouri.14
James J. was a Service Officer with the Veterans Welfare Association in 1940.14
James died on March 16, 1940 at Jefferson Barracks Veterans Administration Facility in St. Louis County, Missouri, at age 48.14 His cause of death was carcinoma, cecum and ascending colon, with intra-abdominal metastases.14 He was buried on March 16, 1940 in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in Affton, St. Louis County, Missouri.14
The April 1940 edition of "Barriage;" the news of the 1328th Infantry Memorial Post of the Americaqn Legion was dedicated to Jim:
It is with deep regret and sincere sorrow that I dedicate this issue of Barrage to the reverent memory of Lieutenant-Colonel James J. McMahon, officer, gentleman and friend.
Jim McMahon was beloved and admired by all who knew him and it was my privilege as well as the privilege of many more of us to serve with him on the Mexican Border and during the first phases of the World War. He was a First Lieutenant in H Company, First Missouri Infantry on the Border and a captain commanding H Company, 138th Infantry while the regiment was in training at Camp Doniphon. Oklahoma. Later he transferred to the 52nd Pioneer Infantry serving with distinction as a company commander in that outfit during the Argonne battle. At the time of his passing, Jim was a Lieutenant-Colonel in the 407th Infantry Reserve. Since the war he has always been active in matters pertaining to the welfare of Veteran~. He was one of the organizers and a Past-Commander of the 138th Infantry Memorial Post, American Legion and a member of Mid-Day Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and secretary of the Veterans Welfare Association.
It is not inappropriate for me to say that the Veterans, those who are disabled as well as those who are in perfect health, are under a deep debt of gratitude for the part he has played in their behalf and now he has gone to join many of his Comrades, whom he aided, in the bivouac of the dead.
Strong, firm, decided in his opinions, yet he was, withal, so gentle and kindly in his attitudes toward others as to never give wanton offense or to perpetuate a thoughtless hurt to others. All who knew him will miss him: and those of us who were more closely associated with him will miss him perhaps even more. We have lost a brave and valiant soldier, a recognized leader and a citizen who hers devoted his life to the services of others: but Jim McMahon's spirit of unselfishness and devotion marches on.
Let us, in the performance of our important duties at this very critical period of our lives, remember the lesson which knowledge and memory of the life of Jim McMahon so forcibly and manly portrays. His record of service and devotion to his Comrades along with his other great services to his country entitles him to a place in the land of perpetual peace and happiness to which I am sure he has been consigned. To his wife and daughter and to the other members of his family we express our heartfelt sympathy which we feel, but which we cannot adequately express in words.
On fame's eternal camping ground,
His silent tent is spread,
And glory guards with solemn round!
The bivouac of the dead.15

James J. was listed in James Louis Mertens's obituary on July 12, 2012 as surviving.16

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1900Ward 7, St. Louis, MissouriJohn J. McMahon4
1920St. Louis, MissouriJames J. McMahon3
1930MissouriJames J. McMahon7

Family

Josephine F. "Jo" Hardesty b. January 5, 1894, d. April 16, 1979
Child

Citations

  1. [S6582] Family Tree titled "All The Seeds," Ancestry World Tree.
  2. [S962] Elizabeth Fischer Obituary, April 3, 1922.
  3. [S134] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), James McMahon household.
  4. [S6639] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John McMahon household.
  5. [S193] 1916 St. Louis City Directory.
  6. [S3033] Internet Site: Soldiers Database: War of 1812 - World War I).
  7. [S2309] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), James J. McMahon household.
  8. [S6948] St. Louis Post Dispatch "Six Enlistments Yesterday", April 12, 1917, page 3.
  9. [S6591] James J. McMahon National Guard Commission.
  10. [S511] 1927 St. Louis City Directory.
  11. [S2308] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John H. Eyermann household.
  12. [S457] 1936 St. Louis City Directory.
  13. [S517] 1938 St. Louis City Directory.
  14. [S6590] James J. McMahon Death Certificate.
  15. [S6670] Unknown author, Barrage magazine memorial to James J. McMahon.
  16. [S2911] Jefferson City News Tribune Newspaper - Online Edition "issue of Juy 12, 2012."

Margaret June McMahon

F, #226, b. 1922, d. June 8, 1961
Father*James J. McMahon b. February, 1892, d. March 16, 1940
Mother*Josephine F. "Jo" Hardesty b. January 5, 1894, d. April 16, 1979
ChartsMichael Head Descendents

Family History – see:

Margaret June McMahon
     
June McMahon
Margaret June McMahon, daughter of James J. McMahon and Josephine F. "Jo" Hardesty, was born in 1922 in St. Louis, Missouri.1 She was normally known as June.
Margaret June McMahon ca. 1927

She lived with her parents, Josephine and James, in 1930 at 4402 Athlone Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri.2
Margaret was enumerated as the daughter of James J. McMahon on the 1930 U. S. Census of Missouri. She was listed as an eight-year-old girl born in Missouri and attending school.23
Margaret June McMahon ca. 1937
Margaret June McMahon attended Webster College at Webster Groves, St. Louis County, Missouri, circa 1940.3
In June, 1940, June performed in the St. Louis Municipal Opera production of "Turning Back the Years."44
June in "Turning Back The Years," she is second from the right

June married Lester Anson Randolph, son of Luther Anson Randolph and Rosetta Ellen Nett, on December 21, 1940 at Church of the Nativity, St. Louis, Missouri, the best man was Carl Ravazza. The bride was given in marriage by Edmund J. McMahon.3,5,6
During the 1941 and 1942 seasons June was in the St. Louis Municipal Opera (Muny) chorus. The Muny is an outdoor musical amphitheatre, located in Forest Park in St. Louis. It was constructed around 1919.3
Muny Opera, St. Louis

The 1942 season at the Muny included:
* Glamorous Night
* Sally
* Song of the Flame
* Hit the Deck
* No, No, Nanette
* The New Moon
* Girl Crazy
* Wildflower
* Roberta
* The Wizard of Oz
* Show Boat.
June McMahon Randolph in Muny Chorus
June is eighth from the bottom in the front row
3
Members of Muny Opera Singing Chorus
June McMahon is on right in front row
She is listed as June Randolph
3
June McMahon
On stage at the Muny
June is in black dress
7
June is second from the right, Muny Chorus, 1942. Listed as an alto
3
June McMahon with cast of Show Boat at Muny
Second from the left
3
June McMahon on stage at the Muny
Second from right in rear row
3
June McMahon
Glamor shot for Muny singers
3
June McMahon (left)
Addressing cards to service men with members of Muny Chorus
3
June McMahon on stage at the Muny
June is on the left
3
On Stage at the Muny
June is second from the right on the piano
3
Marriage Announcement

After she was married and left the Muny she became a blues singer.3
June McMahon Randolph
On Stage
The wedding reception was held at the home of her aunt Grace Deutscher at 10 Rio Vista Drive, Ladue, St. Louis County, Missouri.3 Her wedding dress was described as a frock of Heaven blue crepe silk and a corsage of purple orchids.3
Her wedding announcement stated "Mr. Randolph and his bride have gone East on their honeymoon. They expect to travel for two years before going to Modesto to make their home."3
Around 1945 June wrote a description of her early life:
I was what was commonly and cursedly called, "A very Talented Child." In an age when children were still being taught to be seen and not heard, I was not only always visible, but constantly audible. In fact, since I've arrived at the age of reason, I have harbored a secret, but well-founded, suspicion, that the author of the title "The Terrible Twenties" had seen one of my numerous performances, and it had embittered his whole life.
I was the star pupil of Miss Olivia Gregory's School of Expression and Elocution. Being such, I would express or elocute at the drop of an eyelid. I wonder now if anything could have stopped me, I doubt it, certainly long suffering relatives did their best to discourage the idea, but I was invincible.
I had several tasty little recitations of which I was particularly fond. These, I might add, were all declaimed at the very top of my vocal chords. Even at that tender age I was smart enough to know that the only way to keep my public awake was to shout them into a state of glassy-eyed insensibility, which I was firmly convinced was a tearful tribute to "My Art.
I say tearful because, naturally my little gems of poetry were always grim, if not downright lugubricus. Teachers, parents, total strangers pleaded with me to round out my repertoire with a little comedy, but I'd have none of it. Frivolity? Perish the thought! That would be a prostitution of my talents. So, as a skinny, knobby-kneed, french-bobbed little brat of ten, I gave the full treatment to such juvenile little offerings as "Invictus" by W. H. Henley. I was absolutely mad about that poem, I'd start slow and softly (that is, as softly as I was able) then I'd build it up until the last line "My head is bloody but unbowed" was delivered with the stentorian ring and resonance of a full grown bull in desperate need of a mate. What made all this much worse was that I never possessed anything even remotely resembling a childish treble. My voice changed when I was fourteen months old, and, to this day, remains a combination of Tallulah Bankhead and Leo Durocher. I have never learned to whisper. However, I considered this a tremendous advantage when I was a child, and I was probably right. Naturally they always had to choose me for the lead in all the plays, I was the only one who could be heard. I'm willing to bet anyone right now, and give them odds, that at the age of ten I could have been heard in the middle of Ebbet's Field at a Saturday afternoon double-header.
I remember one play, some sort of Japanese thing, in which I was the villain and carried a huge samurai sword around for three muscle straining acts. My big scene came in the last act, the hero was triumphant, my dastardly deeds outdone, nothing left for me to do but commit hari-kari. This was real drama, at its fiercest and finest, and I reveled as I lay on the floor in the throes of death, asking forgiveness for my misspent life. At this point it was customary for the audience, overwhelmed by my stirring emotional performance to break into loud applause and huzzahs. They were thrilled to the core, it was the first indication that the damned thing had an ending. One kindly old gentleman, who obviously meant well, but knew nothing of drama, even went so far as to gently suggest that maybe it would tighten the action somewhat if I were to die in the first scene. That kindly gentleman was my father who, after seeing me in the little Japanese cutie, could take no more. It was one of the sorrows of my youth, I couldn't understand why dad's meeting nights always had to come on the nights when I recited.
Our charming little class also did choral speaking. Choral speaking, well done, is a true art - but ours was never well done, it was always very much on the rare side. There were six of us, five singularly unattractive little girls, and one little boy whose name was Alexander. Alexander, unforunately, and quite intelligently, was terribly bitter about the whole thing. Alexander's part in "The Congo" by Vachal Lindsay, was to come in heavy on the boom, boom, booms at the end of the stanzas. These booms were supposed to represent jungle drums, but poor Alexander, heartily embarrassed by the whole business, desperately wishing he were somewhere else, would stick in several peculiar sounds, which echoed suspiciously like loud and anquished sobs. I hated him like sin, I wanted that solo part, confirmed ham that I was. The fact that he performed it so badly, and that the other little girls thought he was so wonderful, only confirmed my secret and lonely belief, that I was the only one in the group who had a soul.8

June's husband played in Carl Ravazza's orchestra in California. Carl was the god father for her daughter, Leslie and was best man at her wedding.3
Carl Ravazza and wife with June McMahon Randolph
Biltmore Bowl at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles

In 1935 the Biltmore Bowl was the site of "A Night at the Biltmore Bowl" staring Betty Grable and Lucille Ball.
Eight Oscar ceremonies were held in the Biltmore Bowl during the Academy's early years of 1931, 1935-39, and 1941-42.
Biltmore Bowl during an Academy Award ceremony

She is included in a photo taken circa 1950. The photo was taken at Boise, Ada County, Idaho. She is on the left, rear row in the photo. Also included in the photo: Lester Anson Randolph and Beverly Jo Randolph.3
Lester Randolph Family

She is included in a photo taken circa 1951. She is in the middle in the photo. Also included in the photo: Beverly Jo Randolph.3
Beverly, June and Leslie Randolph
Waiting for furniture from Boise
Margaret June McMahon and Lester Anson Randolph moved in 1952 from Boise, Idaho to Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas. Moving with Margaret were Beverly Jo Randolph.3
Beverly and June Randolph

Just before her death June wrote a memorial to their next door neighbor, Major Eugene F. Moses. Major Moses was killed white ejecting from a USAF B-58A Hustler bomber while performing low-altitude aerobatic flight five nautical miles ENE of Le Bourget Airport, Paris France during the Paris Air Show.
"No one knows you like your neighbors, You can fool everyone else with a big front, but not your next door neighbor. He sees you at your best and at your worst -- when you're tired, cross, mad at your kids or sore at the world in general. The opinion of a neighbor truly counts -- he knows the real you.
For three years now we've been privileged to live next door to a great little guy -- we've talked with him, sorrowed with him, argued with him. We figure we know him better then most people -- that's why we're writing this in tribute to the late Gene Moses, our neighbor and our friend.
Corny Yes: Sentimental? Yes? But that's the kind of a guy he was -- a big broad grin forever on his face -- loving the world and wanting the world to love him. Need anything? If Gene didn't have it, he'd figure a way to get it for you. His house was yours, his car was yours and a large piece of his heart was given to everyone he met -- believe us, there was plenty to go around.
A Saint? Golly no, nothing would be worse then living next to a Saint. He'd argue about everything from politics to our daughter's newest hair-do and was probably one of the most stubborn men put on this earth! He loved to argue and delighted in putting himself far out on a limb and then hanging on through sheer force of guts. About the time you'd start to get a little put out, he'd grin all over his face and admit he was wrong. . .but wasn't if fun to fight. What can you do with a guy like that?
You can love him, that's what, a little more as you get to know him better. Part of us went down with that B-58 in Paris, but we're better for being next door neighbors to a real officer and gentleman -- Major Eugene F. Moses.9
B-58A Hustler "The Firefly"

Margaret died on June 8, 1961 in Texas.5,10 Her cause of death was a brain aneurysm.11
Her obituary was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Newspaper on June 9, 1961.5 Her obituary stated:
Randolph, June (nee McMahon), Fort Worth, Tex., fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Thurs., June 8, 1961, beloved wife of Lester Randolph, dear mother of Leslie Ann, Beverly Jo and Steven Randolph, darling daughter of Josephine Eyermann and the late James J. McMahon, our dear daughter-in-law, sister-in-law and niece. Funeral from Calvin F. Feutz Funeral Home, 4228 Natural Bridge Rd. Thurs., June 15, 10:30 a.m. Interment Calvary. In Parlors after 1 p.m. Wed.
5

Her funeral service was held on June 15, 1961 at 4828 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, Missouri, Calvin F. Feutz Funeral Home, Thursday 10:30.5
The undertaker who handled her arrangements was Feutz. She was buried on June 15, 1961 in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri, in section 22, lot 112, grave 9006.12,5 The burial permit number was 342.
Duetscher, Eyermann and Randolph Tombstone

Hardesty Family Plot

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1930St. Louis, MissouriJames J. McMahon2

Family

Lester Anson Randolph b. May 21, 1914, d. December 9, 1983
Child

Citations

  1. [S15] Calvary Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery Burial Records.
  2. [S2309] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), James J. McMahon household.
  3. [S6582] Family Tree titled "All The Seeds," Ancestry World Tree.
  4. [S6948] St. Louis Post Dispatch "Turning Back The Years", June 3, 1940, page 25.
  5. [S27] June McMahon Randolph Obituary, June 9, 1961.
  6. [S6948] St. Louis Post Dispatch "Margaret June McMahon Wed to L. A. Randolph", December 22, 1940, page 46.
  7. [S6948] St. Louis Post Dispatch "Margaret June McMahon Muny Opera photo", May 24, 1942.
  8. [S6679] June McMahon Randolph, Description of Margaret June Randolph, ca 1945 unknown repository.
  9. [S6680] June McMahon Randolph, Tribute to Major Eugene F. Moses, June, 1961 unknown repository.
  10. [S735] Funeral Card for Margaret June McMahon Randolph.
  11. [S7277] Tricia Morgan Francis e-mail to Robert H. Berg, June 13, 2011.
  12. [S15] Calvary Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery Burial Records, Section and Lot Report page 1111, 5/31/1988.
  13. [S552] Tombstone photo, taken by Robert Berg.

Lester Anson Randolph1

M, #227, b. May 21, 1914, d. December 9, 1983
Father*Luther Anson Randolph2 b. September 1, 1879, d. November 26, 1958
Mother*Rosetta Ellen Nett2 b. 1880, d. 1966
ChartsMichael Head Descendents
Lester Anson Randolph
     Lester Anson Randolph, son of Luther Anson Randolph and Rosetta Ellen Nett, was born on May 21, 1914 in California.3,22
Lester Randolph on tricycle

Lester Anson Randolph lived in 1930 Stockton, San Joaquin County, California.22
Lester Randolph

He lived with his parents, Rosetta and Luther, in 1930 at 100 Knowles Way in Stockton, San Joaquin County, California.4
Lester was enumerated as the son of Luther Anson Randolph on the 1930 U. S. Census of Ward 6, Stockton, San Joaquin County, California. He was listed as a 16-year-old male born in California; his parents were born in Missouri.4
Lester married June McMahon, daughter of James J. McMahon and Josephine F. "Jo" Hardesty, on December 21, 1940 at Church of the Nativity, St. Louis, Missouri, the best man was Carl Ravazza. The bride was given in marriage by Edmund J. McMahon.2,5,62
Lester Randolph
Carl Ravazza Orchestra
Third from left on top

Les Randolf and pet elk Judy on Blackie Wallaces landing strip on Cabin Creek Idaho. Judy stayed for a couple of years then left when mature. They painted a wide stripe on her during hunting season.2
Les and Judy

He is included in a photo taken circa 1950. The photo was taken at Boise, Ada County, Idaho. He is on the right, rear row in the photo. Also included in the photo: Margaret June McMahon and Beverly Jo Randolph.2
Lester Randolph Family
Lester Anson Randolph and Margaret June McMahon moved in 1952 from Boise, Idaho to Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas. Moving with Lester were Beverly Jo Randolph.2
In 1955, Lester opened a Conoco Service Station at 5736 Camp Bowie Road in the west side of Fort Worth.22
Lester Randolph
Conoco Station Opening
His wife, Margaret, died on June 8, 1961.5,7
Lester married Susan (?) in 1963 at Reno, Washoe County, Nevada.2
He is included in a photo taken circa 1965. He is on the right in the photo.2
Les Randolph Family
2
Lester Randolph
At the time of his death the location for mailing benefits was reported as Texas by the Social Security Administration.3
Lester died on December 9, 1983 in Texas, at age 69.3,2

Family 1

Margaret June McMahon b. 1922, d. June 8, 1961
Child

Family 2

Susan (?)

Citations

  1. [S4286] Texas Birth Index, 1903-1987, Ancestry.com (database online), 2005.
  2. [S6582] Family Tree titled "All The Seeds," Ancestry World Tree.
  3. [S358] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com (database online), 2005.
  4. [S7453] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Luther A. Randolph household.
  5. [S27] June McMahon Randolph Obituary, June 9, 1961.
  6. [S6948] St. Louis Post Dispatch "Margaret June McMahon Wed to L. A. Randolph", December 22, 1940, page 46.
  7. [S735] Funeral Card for Margaret June McMahon Randolph.

Steven James Randolph1,2

M, #228
Father*Lester Anson Randolph2 b. May 21, 1914, d. December 9, 1983
Mother*Margaret June McMahon2 b. 1922, d. June 8, 1961

Family History – see:

     Steven married Ritsuko (?) circa 1980.3

Family

Ritsuko (?)

Citations

  1. [S27] June McMahon Randolph Obituary, June 9, 1961.
  2. [S4286] Texas Birth Index, 1903-1987, Ancestry.com (database online), 2005.
  3. [S6582] Family Tree titled "All The Seeds," Ancestry World Tree.

Leslie Ann Randolph1

F, #229
Father*Lester Anson Randolph b. May 21, 1914, d. December 9, 1983
Mother*Margaret June McMahon b. 1922, d. June 8, 1961

Family History – see:

Citations

  1. [S27] June McMahon Randolph Obituary, June 9, 1961.

Beverly Jo Randolph1

F, #230, b. January 14, 1948, d. September 29, 1971
Father*Lester Anson Randolph b. May 21, 1914, d. December 9, 1983
Mother*Margaret June McMahon b. 1922, d. June 8, 1961
ChartsMichael Head Descendents

Family History – see:

Beverly Jo Randolph
     Beverly Jo Randolph, daughter of Lester Anson Randolph and Margaret June McMahon, was born on January 14, 1948 in Boise, Ada County, Idaho.2
She is included in a photo taken circa 1950. The photo was taken at Idaho. She is on the left, front row in the photo. Also included in the photo: Margaret June McMahon and Lester Anson Randolph.2
Lester Randolph Family

She is included in a photo taken circa 1951. She is on the left in the photo. Also included in the photo: Margaret June McMahon.2
Beverly, June and Leslie Randolph
Waiting for furniture from Boise

Beverly moved along with Lester Anson Randolph and Margaret June McMahon in 1952 from Boise, Idaho to Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.2 ; Beverly Jo Randolph2
Lesslie Ann Randolph
Beverly and June Randolph
2
Beverly Jo Randolph
2
Beverly Jo Randolph
; Beverly Jo Randolph2
Beverly Jo Randolph

Beverly served circa 1965 in the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam. She held the rank of Airman First Class.
Beverly married Thelby Monroe Morgan Jr, son of Thelby Monroe Morgan Sr and Betty Gertrude Reeves, on January 15, 1968 at Texas.2,3 Beverly Jo Randolph was issued a U. S. passport on May 7, 1968 at McGuire AFB, Trenton, Burlington County, New Jersey.2
Beverly Jo Randolph Passport

Beverly died on September 29, 1971 in Texas, at age 23.2 She was buried in 1971 in Moore Cemetery in Arlington, Tarrant County, Texas.2
Beverly Jo Randolph Morgan Tombstone

Citations

  1. [S27] June McMahon Randolph Obituary, June 9, 1961.
  2. [S6582] Family Tree titled "All The Seeds," Ancestry World Tree.
  3. [S4025] Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2005.

Margaret King1

F, #231, b. 1826, d. July 6, 1901
     Margaret King was born in 1826 in Ireland.2,3 Conflicting evidence placed her birth various dates between 1825 and1835 (1860, 1870, 1880 and 1890 census.)4,5,6,7
Margaret King immigrated in 1845.4
Margaret married Martin Head, son of Captain Michael Head and Mary Connaly, circa 1851 at Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio.7
Margaret was enumerated with her husband, Martin Head under the name of "Mary Head" on the 1860 U. S. Census for Ohio. She was listed as a 25-year-old white female born in Ireland.7
Margaret and Martin Head lived in 1865 at East Washington Street and Jefferson Street in Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio. Residing with them were, their children Mary, John, Catherine, Elizabeth and Marie..8
Margaret was enumerated with her husband, Martin Head under the name of "Mary Head" on the 1870 U. S. Census for Ohio. She was listed as a 40-year-old white female born in Ireland as were both of her parents she could not read or write.5
Margaret was enumerated as the wife of Martin Head under the name of "Maggie Head" on the 1880 U. S. Census of Ohio. She was listed as a 47-year-old white female born in Ireland and was keeping house.6
Margaret was enumerated as the wife of Martin Head under the name of "Margaret Head" on the 1900 U. S. Census of Ohio. She was listed as a 75-year-old married white female born in Ireland in 1825 and had been married for 44 years and had three children, two still living. (Probably should have been three children living and two dead as she had five children). She immigrated to the United States in 1845 and could not read or write.4
Margaret died on July 6, 1901 in Ohio, cause of death was congestion of lungs, age was 75.2,9
Her funeral service was held on July 8, 1901 at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio, the service was performed by Father Michael Pütz.9 Mrs. Margaret Head was buried on July 8, 1901 in St. Augustine Catholic Cemetery in Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio, in section D, lot 122, grave3. The church record shows as Margaret English (headstone). The stone is carved with the name "Head" but lists no names.10

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1860Napoleon, Henry County, OhioMartin Head7
1870OhioMartin Head5
1880OhioMartin Head6
1900OhioMartin Head4

Family

Martin Head b. 1816, d. February 1, 1902
Children

Citations

  1. [S1579] St. Augustine Catholic Church, St. Augustine Church Baptismal Register.
  2. [S1574] Henry County, Ohio Death Records Volume 5, 1900 - 1908, page 200, entry 79.
  3. [S2140] J. John Head Record of the Inmates of the Little Sisters of the Poor.
  4. [S157] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Martin Head household.
  5. [S154] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Martin Head household.
  6. [S156] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Martin Head household.
  7. [S153] 1860 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Martin Head household.
  8. [S297] Mrs. L. B. English, Family Group Sheet for William and Elizabeth English Family.
  9. [S1577] St. Augustine Catholic Church, St. Augustine Church Death Book.
  10. [S1580] St. Augustine Catholic Church, St. Augustine Church Cemetery and Burial Records.

Catherine "Katie" Head

F, #232, b. May 30, 1858, d. March 27, 1938
Father*Martin Head b. 1816, d. February 1, 1902
Mother*Margaret King b. 1826, d. July 6, 1901

Family History – see:

     Catherine is the niece of Patrick O'Keefe; this is based on Patrick's obituary. The obituary did not say if Kate was a niece on Patrick or his wife's side.1 Was normally called Katie. Catherine "Katie" Head, daughter of Martin Head and Margaret King, was born on May 30, 1858 in Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio.2,3,4 Conflicting evidence placed her birth in May, 1861 (1900 census.)5
Catherine was enumerated with her parent Martin Head on the 1860 U. S. Census for Ohio. She was listed as a two-year-old white female born in Ohio.2
She lived with her parents, Margaret and Martin, in 1865 at East Washington Street and Jefferson Street, Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio.6
Catherine was enumerated with her parent Martin Head under the name of "Katie Head" on the 1870 U. S. Census for Ohio. She was listed as a 12-year-old white female born in Ohio and was attending school.3
She lived with her parents, Margaret and Michael, in 1874 at 1714 Cass Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri.7
Catherine was enumerated as the daughter of Martin Head under the name of "Katie Head" on the 1880 U. S. Census of Ohio. She was listed as a single 22-year-old white female born in Ohio and employed as a dress maker.8
Catherine married Nicholas A. Racht, son of Joseph A. Racht and Frances A. Bastes, in 1882 at Ohio.6,5
Catherine and Nicholas A. Racht lived in 1885 at 127 Calhoun in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. Residing with them were, their children Martin and Lucy..9 She moved circa 1895 from Ohio to Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.10
Catherine and Nicholas A. Racht lived in 1900 at 355 Washington Avenue in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. Residing with them were, their children Martin, Theodore, Albert and Arthur..5
Catherine was enumerated as the wife of Nicholas A. Racht under the name of "Kate Racht" on the 1900 U. S. Census of Wayne Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. She was listed as a 39-year-old white female born in Illinois and had been married for 18 years with four children, all still living. She was employed as a dress maker. Both of her parents were shown as born in Ireland.5
Catherine and Nicholas A. Racht lived in 1902 at 327 West Leith Street in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. Residing with them were, their children Theodore, Albert and Arthur..11 Her husband, Nicholas, died on May 2, 1916 at age 55; at the family home, following an illness of two years due to a complication of diseeases. He had been bedfast for six weeks.12
Catherine "Katie" Head lived in 1918 327 West Leith Street, Indiana.13
Catherine was a dressmaker in 1918.13
Catherine lived in 1920 at 327 West Leith Street in Indiana, residing with her were, her children Martin, Theodore, Albert and Anna.14
Catherine is a head of household, under the name of "Catherine Racht", on the 1920 U. S. Census of Wayne Township, Indiana. She was identified as a 61-year-old widow born in Ohio. Both of her parents were born in Ireland. She owned a home at 327 West Leith Avenue which was mortgaged. Enumerated with her were:, her sons Martin Edward, Theodore Raymond and Albert B., her sister Anna.14 Catherine "Katie" Head and Charles Lewis Houser were shown as neighbors on the 1920 U.S. census.15,14
Catherine was visited by Albert B. Racht and Veronica Racht in December, 1922.16
Catherine "Katie" Head lived in 1928 327 West Leith Street, Indiana.17
Catherine "Katie" Head lived in 1930 329 Leith Street, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.18
Catherine is a head of household, under the name of "Mary C. Racht", on the 1930 U. S. Census of Wayne Township, Indiana. She was identified as a 71-year-old widow born in Ohio, her parents were born in Ireland. she owned a home valued at $6,000.00 and a radio.18 Charles Lewis Houser and Mrs. Catherine Racht were shown as neighbors on the 1930 U.S. census.18,19 Catherine was a member of the Rosary society of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana .10 Catherine was a member of Daughters of Isabella of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana . The Daughters of Isabella is a Catholic Women's Organization. It is made up of members in the U.S.A. and Canada, each working together in one common bond of "Unity, Friendship AND Charity". This fraternal order is not a parish or diocesan organization, it is an international order of Catholic women who are dedicated to their church, family and needs of their fellow men. The only requirements necessary to become a member are that you must be a practising catholic woman in union with the Holy See.10
Catherine died on March 27, 1938 at 327 West Leith Street in Indiana, at age 79 she had been in failing heath for several years.6,10
Her obituary was published in the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette Newspaper on March 28, 1938.10 Her obituary stated:
Catherine Racht, 79, a resident of the city 43 years, died at 2 a. m. yesterday at her home, 327 West Leith street, after a serious illness of one week. she had been in failing health for several years. She was born in Napoleon, O., Mrs. Racht was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic church, the Rosary society and the Daughters of Isabell. The husband, Nicholas Racht, died 20 years ago. Surviving are two sons, Theodore Racht of this city and Al Racht of New York city, and a brother, John Head of Toledo, O. The body was returned to the residence from Mungovan & sons' mortuary. Services will be held there at 8:30 a. m. Tuesday and at 9 a. m. at St. Patrick's Catholic church with Rev. D. L. Monohan officiating. Interment will be in the Catholic cemetery. Members of the Rosary society will conduct services at the residence this evening
10

Catherine's wake was held on March 28, 1938 at 327 West Leith Street, Indiana, after the body was returned from Mungoven and Sons morturary.10
Her funeral service was held on March 29, 1938 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, the service was performed by Rt. Rev. Msgr. D. Lawrence Monahan.10 Mrs. Catherine Racht was buried on March 29, 1938 in Catholic Cemetery in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, in section D, lot 34.10,20
From a biography of Elizabeth Head written by Pauline English:
Lizzie's sisters did not stay in Napoleon. Her sister Kate married a man named Racht, and they lived in Fort Wayne. The families must have remained close. The newspaper account of Jean and Leo's wedding shows his cousin, Martin Racht, served as Leo's best man. Kate died in the 1940's.21

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1860Napoleon, Henry County, OhioMartin Head2
1870OhioMartin Head3
1880OhioMartin Head8
1900Wayne Township, Fort Wayne, Allen County, IndianaNicholas A. Racht5
1920Wayne Township, IndianaCatherine "Katie" Head14
1930Wayne Township, IndianaCatherine "Katie" Head18

Family 1

Carl Cooper
Child

Family 2

Nicholas A. Racht b. February 1, 1861, d. May 2, 1916
Children

Citations

  1. [S2695] Fort Wayne News Newspaper "O'Keefe", March 13, 1911.
  2. [S153] 1860 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Martin Head household.
  3. [S154] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Martin Head household.
  4. [S1624] Fort Wayne Public Library, Mungovan Mortuary, 1912-1963 (O - Z), page 637.
  5. [S1595] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Nicholas Racht household.
  6. [S297] Mrs. L. B. English, Family Group Sheet for William and Elizabeth English Family.
  7. [S489] 1874 St. Louis City Directory, page 397.
  8. [S156] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Martin Head household.
  9. [S1633] Fort Wayne City Directory, 1885-1886.
  10. [S1647] Catherine Head Racht Obiturary, March 28, 1938.
  11. [S1639] Arthur S. Racht Obituary, September 17, 1902.
  12. [S1641] Nicholas Racht Obituary, May 3, 1916.
  13. [S1636] Fort Wayne City Directory, 1918.
  14. [S1601] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Catherine Racht household.
  15. [S1600] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Chas L. Houser household.
  16. [S2745] Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette Newspaper "Nellie Dardine", December 24, 1922.
  17. [S2140] J. John Head Record of the Inmates of the Little Sisters of the Poor.
  18. [S2354] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Mary C. Racht household.
  19. [S2353] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Charles L. Houser household.
  20. [S1619] Virginia F. (Jordan) Bloomfield, Burial Records Catholic Cemetery Ft. Wayne, Vol II 1873 - 1939, page 408.
  21. [S744] Research Papers, Elizabeth Head English Family. Prepared by Pauline English.

Elizabeth "Lizzie" Head

F, #233, b. August 4, 1864, d. June 30, 1948
Father*Martin Head b. 1816, d. February 1, 1902
Mother*Margaret King b. 1826, d. July 6, 1901

Family History – see:

     Her nickname was "Lizzie."1 Elizabeth "Lizzie" Head, daughter of Martin Head and Margaret King, was born on August 4, 1864 in Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio.2,3,4,5 She was baptized on August 14, 1864 at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio, by Father Michael Pütz.6
She lived with her parents, Margaret and Martin, in 1865 at East Washington Street and Jefferson Street, Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio.4
Elizabeth was enumerated with her parent Martin Head under the name of "Lizzie Head" on the 1870 U. S. Census for Ohio. She was listed as a six-year-old white female born in Ohio and had attended school during the year.2
Elizabeth was enumerated as the daughter of Martin Head under the name of "Lizzie Head" on the 1880 U. S. Census of Ohio. She was listed as a 15-year-old single white female born in Ohio, she was keeping house.7
Elizabeth married William English, son of John English, on November 28, 1882 at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Ohio. The marriage ceremony was performed by Father Michael Pütz. Henry County Ohio marriage index, Volume 5, page 34.3,4,8,9
Elizabeth was a sponsor for Charles William Head's baptism on February 15, 1885 at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Ohio.6
Elizabeth was enumerated as the wife of William English under the name of "Lizzie English" on the 1900 U. S. Census of Ohio. She was listed as a married 35-year-old white female born in Ohio in August 1864. She had been married 17 years and had five children all of whom were still alive and living at home.10 Her husband, William, died on May 25, 1907 at age 47; cause of death was Bright's disease. He was listed as a bookkeeper.11,12
Elizabeth is a head of household, under the name of "Elizabeth English", on the 1910 U. S. Census of Ohio. She was identified as a 45-year-old white widow born in Ohio. She owned a home at 334 East Front Street, Napoleon, Ohio free of mortgage and was employed as a dress maker. She had six children, five of whom were still living. Enumerated with her were:, her sons Leo William, Carl Martin and Raymond John, her daughters Estelle Elizabeth and Helen.11
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Head lived in 1910 384 East Front Street, Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio.11
Elizabeth lived in 1916 at 334 East Main Street in Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio, residing with her were, her child, Carl.13

Elizabeth "Lizzie" Head lived on January 29, 1920 334 East Main Street, Ohio.14
Elizabeth is a head of household, under the name of "Elizabeth English", on the 1920 U. S. Census of Ohio. She was identified as a 55-year-old white widow born in Ohio. She owned a house at 334 East Main Street in Napoleon, Ohio free of mortgage. She could read and write and was employed as a clerk in a dry goods store. Enumerated with her were:, her daughters Estelle Elizabeth and Helen.14
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Head lived in 1930 at 324 East Main Street in Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio. Residing with them were, their children Estelle and Helen..15
Elizabeth is a head of household, under the name of "Elizabeth English", on the 1930 U. S. Census of Ohio. She was identified as a 65-year-old widow who had been married for the first time at age 18. She was born in Ohio, her mother and father in the Irish Free State. She was emplyed as a baker at home at 324 East Main Street which she owned. Elizabeth also owned a radio. Enumerated with her were:, her daughter Estelle Elizabeth, her married daughter Helen English, her son-in-law Clarence L. "Cap" Grim.15
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Head lived in 1947 334 East Main Street, Ohio.16
Elizabeth died on June 30, 1948 in Ohio, at age 83 (tombstone inscription).3,4 She was buried in July, 1948 in St. Augustine Catholic Cemetery in Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio, in section D, lot 122, grave 6.5,1718
Elizabeth Head English Tombstone

From a biography written by Pauline English, Elizabeth's grand-daughter-in-law:

Just down the street from William English and the Honecks on East Washington St., lived Martin and Margaret Head and their family of one son and four daughters, including Lizzie, who was five years younger than William English. When she was seventeen, Willie gave her a cameo ring. Later he gave her the cross on a chain that she is wearing in the tintype.
Lizzie was only eighteen years old when she and Willie, at 23, were married. They had more than twenty-two good years together until, in 1903 or 1904, he began to suffer from Bright's disease. His bouts of illness, when he couldn't work, became more frequent. Their son, Leo, went to work at Spengler's grocery before finishing high school, in order to help out. William was not able to work at all for a year and a half before his death in 1907. Helen, the youngest, was just six years old when her father died. Elizabeth was a widow for all the years after, until she died in 1948, almost eight-four years old.
How did she manage? For a while she went to work in a dry goods store downtown. Also, she was well known for her cakes, and supplemented their income by baking her famous angel food cakes to order, as well as wedding cakes. They had a vegetable garden and preserved much for the winter, putting potatoes, apples, etc. down in a root cellar. They sun dried green beans, which Ray raved about all his life. No beans had ever tasted as good since, as the one he remembered from his youth. Later, as the children grew and left, she did what many widows in those days did. She took in borders. At that time, a bachelor away from home didn't take an apartment. He lived in a boarding house, or boarded with some family. And many a widow who owned her own home made use of it in that way. Earl Grieser boarded with her in 1924, when the Creamery was incorporated, until 1930. He was from Holgate, Ohio. Another who boarded there in the '20's was Cyril Bennis, Regina's nephew. Dick English also boarded with his grandmother for a time. Helen worked at the Creamery when she was old enough, helping out on Saturdays. Later she worked for the Signal, Napoleon's newspaper, for eight years. Early in the second week of June, 1948 Grandma began to feel vaguely unwell and tired, so a young girl, Rita Eisel, was engaged to stay with her. A week or so later, I became ill (it was shortly before Therese was born) and Grandma insisted that Rita be sent to stay with me, and her grand-daughter, Pat Grim, came to help her.
I was sick for two weeks, until the night before Therese was born, when I began to feel much better. Therese arrived about noon on June 30th. I was told that Grandma said several times that day, "I wonder how Polly is doing." Early in the evening, after she and Pat had supper, she told Pat she was going to lie down. She asked her to call her mother (Helen), and Leo and Ray in Toledo, and to call the priest. This Pat did, and at nine o'clock, having received the last sacraments, with all her family around her, she died. How did she know she was going to die? I have marveled at such a death ever since.1,4

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1870Napoleon, Henry County, OhioMartin Head2
1880OhioMartin Head7
1900OhioWilliam English10
1910OhioElizabeth "Lizzie" Head11
1920OhioElizabeth "Lizzie" Head14
1930OhioElizabeth "Lizzie" Head15

Family

William English b. August 11, 1859, d. May 25, 1907
Children

Citations

  1. [S744] Research Papers, Elizabeth Head English Family. Prepared by Pauline English.
  2. [S154] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Martin Head household.
  3. [S158] Lucille Sunderman e-mail to Robert H. Berg, August 13, 1997.
  4. [S297] Mrs. L. B. English, Family Group Sheet for William and Elizabeth English Family.
  5. [S666] Henry County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, Cemeteries, Napoleon Township, Henry County, Ohio, page 107.
  6. [S1579] St. Augustine Catholic Church, St. Augustine Church Baptismal Register.
  7. [S156] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Martin Head household.
  8. [S664] The 1st Marriage Book of Henry County Ohio.
  9. [S1578] St. Augustine Catholic Church, St. Augustine Church Marriage Book.
  10. [S177] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William English household.
  11. [S178] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Elizabeth English household.
  12. [S1574] Henry County, Ohio Death Records Volume 5, 1900 - 1908, page 132, entry 42.
  13. [S1586] 1916 Farm Journal Directory of Henry County, Ohio, page 25.
  14. [S356] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Elizabeth Head English household.
  15. [S2230] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Elizabeth English household.
  16. [S1871] 1947 Napoleon Ohio City Directory.
  17. [S1580] St. Augustine Catholic Church, St. Augustine Church Cemetery and Burial Records.
  18. [S552] Tombstone photo, taken by Robert Berg.

John M. "Johnny" Head1

M, #234, b. January 23, 1860, d. November 17, 1940
Father*Martin Head b. 1816, d. February 1, 1902
Mother*Margaret King b. 1826, d. July 6, 1901

Family History – see:

     John M. "Johnny" Head was also known as J. John.2 Was normally called Johnny. John M. "Johnny" Head, son of Martin Head and Margaret King, was born on January 23, 1860 in Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio.3,4,2
John was enumerated with his parent Martin Head on the 1860 U. S. Census for Ohio. He was listed as a five-month-old white male born in Ohio.3
He lived with his parents, Margaret and Martin, in 1865 at East Washington Street and Jefferson Street in Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio.5
John was enumerated with his parent Martin Head under the name of "Johnny Head" on the 1870 U. S. Census for Ohio. He was listed as a ten-year-old white male born in Ohio and had attended school within the year.4
John was a sponsor for Anna "Annie" Head's baptism in May, 1876 at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio.6
John was enumerated as the son of Martin Head on the 1880 U. S. Census of Ohio. He was listed as a 20-year-old single white male born in Ohio and was working in a factory.7
John married Jennie Virginia "Jennie" Halterman, daughter of Henry Halteman and Louise (?), on May 18, 1882 at Ohio. The marriage ceremony was performed by Father Michael Pütz. Henry County Ohio marriage index, Volume 4, page 293.8,9,10 John M. "Johnny" Head and Jennie Virginia "Jennie" Halterman were divorced before 1900; (his admission to the Little Sisters of the Poor home in 1928 stated he was married to Virginia Halterman.)11,2
John was enumerated as the son of Martin Head on the 1900 U. S. Census of Ohio. He was listed as a divorced 39-year-old white male born in Ohio in 1861; he was employed as a stave jointer.11
John M. was a stave joiner in 1900 at Ohio.11
John M. "Johnny" Head lived from May, 1928 to November, 1940 Little Sisters of the Poor, Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, resident number 121, his occupation was listed as laborer.12,2
John died on November 17, 1940 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, at age 80.12,2 He was buried in St. Augustine Catholic Cemetery in Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio, in section D, lot 122, grave 2. The church record shows as John English (headstone). The stone is carved with the name "Head" but lists no names. Undertaker was Blanchard Brothers.13,2
From a biography written by Pauline English:
Lizzie's brother, John, Helen Grim remembers for his poetry, which he wrote all the time, even in the night when he couldn't sleep. During the Depression, in his old age, he became disoriented. Leo's mother and sister told Leo they thought Uncle John had gone to Toledo, and asked him to look for him. Leo was able to find him and arranged for him to go to the Little Sisters, who cared for him until he died. John is buried in Napoleon, Ohio.14

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1860Napoleon, Henry County, OhioMartin Head3
1870OhioMartin Head4
1880OhioMartin Head7
1900OhioMartin Head11

Family

Jennie Virginia "Jennie" Halterman b. May 8, 1861, d. April 2, 1946
Children

Citations

  1. [S1576] Henry County, Ohio Birth Records, Book 3, page 89.
  2. [S2140] J. John Head Record of the Inmates of the Little Sisters of the Poor.
  3. [S153] 1860 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Martin Head household.
  4. [S154] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Martin Head household.
  5. [S297] Mrs. L. B. English, Family Group Sheet for William and Elizabeth English Family.
  6. [S1579] St. Augustine Catholic Church, St. Augustine Church Baptismal Register.
  7. [S156] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Martin Head household.
  8. [S158] Lucille Sunderman e-mail to Robert H. Berg, August 13, 1997.
  9. [S664] The 1st Marriage Book of Henry County Ohio.
  10. [S1578] St. Augustine Catholic Church, St. Augustine Church Marriage Book.
  11. [S157] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Martin Head household.
  12. [S1646] Martin E. Racht Obituary, June 25, 1928.
  13. [S1580] St. Augustine Catholic Church, St. Augustine Church Cemetery and Burial Records.
  14. [S744] Research Papers, Elizabeth Head English Family. Prepared by Pauline English.

Marie Frese

F, #235, b. 1864
Father*Ernhardt Frese
Mother*Catherine (?)
     Marie Frese, daughter of Ernhardt Frese and Catherine (?), was born in 1864 in Hannover, Region Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.1
She lived with her parents, Margaret and Martin, in 1865 at East Washington Street and Jefferson Street, Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio.2
Marie was enumerated with her parent Ernhardt Frese on the 1870 U. S. Census for Township 3 North, Range 8 West, Madison County, Illinois. She was listed as a 16-year-old white female born in Hanover.1

Citations

  1. [S1189] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Ernhardt Frese household.
  2. [S297] Mrs. L. B. English, Family Group Sheet for William and Elizabeth English Family.

Mina Frese

F, #236, b. 1868
Father*Ernhardt Frese
Mother*Catherine (?)
     Mina Frese, daughter of Ernhardt Frese and Catherine (?), was born in 1868 in Hannover, Region Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.1
Mina was enumerated with her parent Ernhardt Frese on the 1870 U. S. Census for Township 3 North, Range 8 West, Madison County, Illinois. She was listed as a 12-year-old white female born in Hanover.1

Citations

  1. [S1189] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Ernhardt Frese household.

John Henry Geders1

M, #237, b. January 18, 1879, d. December 12, 1949
Father*Theodore Geders2 b. October 29, 1853, d. September 24, 1926
Mother*Mary van der Mierden2 b. April 22, 1851, d. October 16, 1927
ChartsNicholas Schamberger Descendant Chart (Indented)
     John Henry Geders, son of Theodore Geders and Mary van der Mierden, was born on January 18, 1879 in St. Louis County, Missouri.3,4,5,1
He lived with his parents, Mary and Theodore, in 1880 in St. Louis, Missouri.6
John was enumerated as the son of Theodore Geders on the 1880 U. S. Census of Missouri. He was listed as a two-year-old boy born in Missouri, his father was born in Germany and his mother in Holland.6
When John and Antonia were married, her parents gave them 18 acres on Woodlawn Avenue in what is now Warson Woods. This land had originally been owned by the Vogelesang family. They later bought an additional 36 acres from John Vogelesang. When they purchased this land in 1904, there was already a frame house on the property, and this house faced south towards Manchester Road. There was an old log cabin approximately 30 feet to the west of the house, and this log cabin was the original 11 mile post on the Santa Fe Trail. Later a house was built on the southwest corner of Manchester Road and Woodlawn Avenue, and this house became the 11 mile house. John Blase ran the 11 mile house years before prohibition. John said the Pony Express used the old Santa Fe trail, which eventually became Manchester Road. The original 18 acres were in what is now Woodlawn Farm subdivision. John started the Woodlawn Dairy Farm on this property which was run by the family until the late 1970s and was famous for among other things it's ice cream and Egg Nog.1,7 John Henry Geders and Antonia Katherine Deutschmann obtained a marriage license on November 25, 1901 at Missouri.3
John married Antonia Katherine Deutschmann, daughter of George Deutschmann II and Anna Antonia Berg, on November 27, 1901 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. The marriage ceremony was performed by Reverend Henry Van der Sanden Vicor General and Chancellor. witnesses were Henry Geders and Ernestine Vogelgesang.3,8
John Henry and Antonia Deutschmann Geders Wedding

He is included in a photo taken circa 1902. He is second from the right in the back row in the photo. Also included in the photo: Joseph J. Deutschmann, Antonia Katherine Deutschmann, Otto Albert Deutschmann, Anna Antonia Berg, George Deutschmann II, George Francis Deutschmann, Mary Amalia Deutschmann, Rosa Agnes "Rose" Deutschmann and John Henry Deutschmann.9
George Deutschmann Family

John witnessed the baptism of Estella Antonia "Stella" Berg on August 31, 1902 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Missouri.10
John Henry was a dairy farmer in 1910 at Central Township, St. Louis County, Missouri.11
Antonia and John Henry Geders lived in 1910 at Central Township in Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Arthur, Marie, Rose and Theresa and other relatives Elizabeth Hosenfeld..11
John is a head of household on the 1910 U. S. Census of Central Township, Missouri. He was identified as a 31-year-old man born in Missouri,his father was born in Germany and his mother in Holland. This was his first marriage and he had been married for nine years. He could read, write and speak English and was renting a farm listed on farm schedule 69. Enumerated with him were: his wife Antonia Katherine, his son Arthur John, his daughters Marie Antonia, Rose Catherine and Theresa A., a servant Elizabeth Hosenfeld (no known relationship.)11 John Henry Geders, Wilhelm Heinrich Koebel, Joseph Rosemann, Herman Rosemann and Otto Rosemann were neighbors according to the 1910 census. They were living in Central Township, Missouri.12,13,11
John Henry was the owner of a dairy farm in 1918 at R.F.D. 13, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.5
John Henry Geders and Antonia Katherine Deutschmann lived in 1918 R.F.D. 13, Missouri.5 John registered for the draft for World War I on September 12, 1918 at Draft Board 1, Clayton, St. Louis County, Missouri, he was listed as tall with a stout build with gray eyes and brown hair.5
John Henry was a dairy farmer in 1920.14
Antonia and John Henry Geders lived in 1920 at Woodlawn Avenue in St. Louis County, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Arthur, Marie, Rose, Theresa, John, George and Leona..14
John is a head of household on the 1920 U. S. Census of Central Township, Missouri. He was identified as amarried 40-year-old male born in Missouri; his father was born in Prussia and his mother in Holland. He owned a dairy farm which was mortgaged and listed on farm schedule 63. Enumerated with him were: his wife Antonia Katherine, his sons Arthur John, John A. and George Francis, his daughters Marie Antonia, Rose Catherine, Theresa A. and Leona Gertrude.14
John was a sponsor for Vincent Joseph Deutschmann's baptism on December 25, 1920 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Missouri.15 John was the informant listed on the death certificate of Mary van der Mierden on October 16, 1927.16,17
John Henry was the owner of a dairy farm in 1930 at Central Township, Missouri.18
Antonia and John Henry Geders lived in 1930 at Central Township in Missouri. Residing with them were, John's sister, Marie E. Geders..18 John Henry Geders and Arthur John Geders were shown as neighbors on the 1930 U.S. census.18,19
John is a head of household on the 1930 U. S. Census of Central Township, Missouri. He was identified as a 52-year-old bon in Missouri; his father was born in Germany and his mother in Holland. He was not a veteran and owned a farm listed on schedule 3. He was married at the age of 22. Enumerated with him were: his wife Antonia Katherine, his sons John A. and George Francis, his daughters Marie Antonia, Rose Catherine and Leona Gertrude, his sister Marie E.18
When The Trust Company of Kirkwood was rechartered in 1934, John was one of the new board of directors.20
John died on December 12, 1949 in Missouri at age 70.20,4
His obituary was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper on December 14, 1949.21 His obituary stated:
John H. Geders Funeral; Owner of Woodlawn Dairy
Funeral services for John H. Geders, owner of the Woodlawn Farm Dairy Co., Warson Woods Village, will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Peter's Church, 225 West Argonne drive, Kirkwood. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery.
Mr. Geders, 70 years old, died Monday at Deaconess Hospital. He founded the dairy company in 1908 and had been active in its management until last year. He lived on Woodlawn drive, Warson Woods Village.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Antonia Deutschmann Geders; four sons, Arthur J. Geders, John A. Geders, George F. Geders and Joseph E. Geders; six daughters, Mrs. Clarence Vohsen, Mrs. Edmund Rotter, Mrs. Robert Schmitz, Mrs. Richard Walters, Mrs. Benjamin Lowell and Sister Alponse Marie of the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood, and three brothers and a sister.
21
His funeral service was held on December 16, 1949 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Missouri.21 He was buried on December 16, 1949 in St. Peter Catholic Cemetery in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, section 2, row 37, plot 1.22,23,16
Antonia Deutschmann and John Geders Tombstone

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1880St. Louis, MissouriTheodore Geders6
1910Central Township, St. Louis County, MissouriJohn Henry Geders11
1920Central Township, MissouriJohn Henry Geders14
1930Central Township, MissouriJohn Henry Geders18

Family

Antonia Katherine Deutschmann b. September 29, 1882, d. February 15, 1965
Children

Citations

  1. [S805] Jack A. Geders, Kirkwood Historical Review, March, 1984, "Woodlawn Farm Dairy."
  2. [S1466] St. Peter Catholic Church, St. Peter Church Marriage Book One.
  3. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  4. [S1475] St. Peter Cemetery Tombstone Reading.
  5. [S4301] Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com (database online).
  6. [S4243] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Theo. Geders household.
  7. [S2102] Robert S. Geders, Woodlawn Dairy Items in "Robert S. Geders, Woodlawn Dairy Bottles," listserve message July 21, 1999.
  8. [S1089] Sesquicentenial Book Committee, St. Peter's Catholic Church 150 Years Growing . . . Together, page 64.
  9. [S2] Helen Deutschman, Deutschman Diefenbach.
  10. [S1464] St. Peter Catholic Church, St. Peter Church Baptism Book Two.
  11. [S3446] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John Geders household.
  12. [S3444] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William Koebel household.
  13. [S3445] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William S. Snyder` household.
  14. [S6992] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Jno H. Geders household.
  15. [S1465] St. Peter Catholic Church, St. Peter Church Baptism Book Three.
  16. [S2900] Family Tree titled "Geders and van der Mierden Families in St. Louis, Bollinger Co. MO and Holland," Ancestry World Tree.
  17. [S5269] Mary Geders Death Certificate.
  18. [S6994] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John H. Geders household.
  19. [S6995] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Arthur Geders household.
  20. [S802] Gus Engelland, Kirkwood Historical Review, volume XXII, June 1988, "Some Reminiscences of the Two Kirkwood Banks."
  21. [S6948] St. Louis Post Dispatch "John H. Geders Obituary", December 14, 1949, page 31.
  22. [S2220] Internet Site: The Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of St. Louis Web Site).
  23. [S1470] St. Peter Catholic Church, St. Peter Church Death Book Two.
  24. [S552] Tombstone photo, taken by Robert Berg, April 27, 2007.

Arthur John Geders1

M, #238, b. May 14, 1903, d. March 11, 1965
Father*John Henry Geders b. January 18, 1879, d. December 12, 1949
Mother*Antonia Katherine Deutschmann b. September 29, 1882, d. February 15, 1965
ChartsNicholas Schamberger Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     The Berg Family
     Arthur John Geders, son of John Henry Geders and Antonia Katherine Deutschmann, was born on May 14, 1903 in St. Louis, Missouri.2,3
He lived with his parents, Antonia and John, in 1910 at Central Township in St. Louis County, Missouri.4
Arthur was enumerated as the son of John Henry Geders on the 1910 U. S. Census of Central Township, Missouri. He was listed as a six-year-old boy born in Missouri as were his parents.4
He lived with his parents, Antonia and John, in 1920 at Woodlawn Avenue in St. Louis County, Missouri.5
Arthur John was a laborer on a dairy farm in 1920.5
Arthur was enumerated as the son of John Henry Geders on the 1920 U. S. Census of Central Township, Missouri. He was listed as a 16-year-old boy born in Msssouri as were his parents. He was not attending school.5 Arthur John Geders and Eustasia Helen "Babe" Coleman obtained a marriage license on November 20, 1925 at St. Louis County, Missouri.2
Arthur married Eustasia Helen "Babe" Coleman, daughter of Fred Coleman and Emma A. Haeffner, on November 26, 1925 at St. Peter Catholic Cemetery, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.2,3 John Henry Geders and Arthur John Geders were shown as neighbors on the 1930 U.S. census.6,7
Arthur John was a driver for a dairy in 1930.7
Eustasia and Arthur John Geders lived in 1930 at Central Township in Missouri. Residing with them were..7
Eustasia and Arthur John Geders lived in 1930 at Central Township in Missouri. Residing with them were..7
Arthur is a head of household on the 1930 U. S. Census of Central Township, Missouri. He was identified as a 27-year-old male born in Missouri as were his parents. He was not a veteran. Enumerated with him were: his wife Eustasia Helen.7
He is included in a photo taken 1950. He is on the left in the rear in the photo. Also included in the photo: Anna Antonia Berg and Antonia Katherine Deutschmann.8
5 Generations

Arthur John was owner/president in 1965 at Woodlawn Farm Dairy, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.9
Arthur died on March 11, 1965 in Manchester, St. Louis County, Missouri, at age 61.10 He was buried on March 13, 1965 in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Manchester, St. Louis County, Missouri.3
Woodlawn Dairy was sold off and torn down for a development.9
Arthur was mentioned in Theresa A. Geders's obituary in June, 2005 as preceding the deceased in death.11

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1910Central Township, St. Louis County, MissouriJohn Henry Geders4
1920Central Township, MissouriJohn Henry Geders5
1930Central Township, MissouriArthur John Geders7

Family

Eustasia Helen "Babe" Coleman b. October 4, 1906, d. April 12, 1996

Citations

  1. [S1361] Gary V. Deutschmann e-mail to Robert H. Berg, May 23, 2000.
  2. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  3. [S2900] Family Tree titled "Geders and van der Mierden Families in St. Louis, Bollinger Co. MO and Holland," Ancestry World Tree.
  4. [S3446] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John Geders household.
  5. [S6992] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Jno H. Geders household.
  6. [S6994] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John H. Geders household.
  7. [S6995] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Arthur Geders household.
  8. [S2] Helen Deutschman, Deutschman Diefenbach.
  9. [S2102] Robert S. Geders, Woodlawn Dairy Items in "Robert S. Geders, Woodlawn Dairy Bottles," listserve message July 21, 1999.
  10. [S1537] Arthur J. Geders Obituary, March 1965.
  11. [S3926] Theresa Agnes Schmitz Obituary, June 1, 2005.

Marie Antonia Geders1,2

F, #239, b. May 12, 1905, d. October 18, 1952
Father*John Henry Geders b. January 18, 1879, d. December 12, 1949
Mother*Antonia Katherine Deutschmann b. September 29, 1882, d. February 15, 1965
ChartsNicholas Schamberger Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     The Berg Family
     Marie Antonia Geders, daughter of John Henry Geders and Antonia Katherine Deutschmann, was born on May 12, 1905 in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.3,4,5 She was baptized on May 21, 1905 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, the sponsors included Anna Antonia Berg sponsors were Theodore Geders and Antonia Deutschmann.6
She lived with her parents, Antonia and John, in 1910 at Central Township, St. Louis County, Missouri.7
Marie was enumerated as the daughter of John Henry Geders on the 1910 U. S. Census of Central Township, Missouri. She was listed as a four-year-old girl born in Missouri as were her parents.7
She lived with her parents, Antonia and John, in 1920 at Woodlawn Avenue, St. Louis County, Missouri.8
Marie was enumerated as the daughter of John Henry Geders on the 1920 U. S. Census of Central Township, Missouri. She was listed as a 14-year-old girl born in Msssouri as were her parents. She was attending school.8 Marie lived with Antonia and John Henry Geders in 1930 at Central Township in Missouri.9
Marie was enumerated as the daughter of John Henry Geders on the 1930 U. S. Census of Central Township, Missouri. She was listed as a single 25-year-old girl born in Missouri as were her parents.9 Marie was the maid of honor at the marriage of Edmond Adolph Rotter and Rose Catherine Geders on June 25, 1930 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Missouri.10,6,1
Marie married Clarence J. Vohsen, son of John Vohsen and Theresa Hoogstract, on October 30, 1935 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Missouri, the best man was George Francis Geders. The marriage ceremony was performed by Reverend Arthur F. Hoogstract.10,6,11 Her wedding dress was described as white chiffon velvet fashioned on princesse lines. The high neckline was trimmed with a petal collar of the same material. The leg-of-mutton sleeves ended in scallops over the hands.11 At the time of her death in 1948, Marie resided at 1204 North Woodlawn in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.
Marie died on October 18, 1952 at 1204 North Woodlawn Avenue in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, at age 47, Clarence J. Vohsen was the informant on her death certificate.3,4,2,5 Her cause of death was breast cancer with metastisis to lungs.5
The undertaker who handled her arrangements was Lewis H. Bopp, Incorporated in an unknown place , an unknown place ..5
Her obituary was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper on October 19, 1952.12 Her obituary stated:
Vohsen, Marie (nee Geders), 1204 N Woodlawn ave., Kirkwood, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Oct. 18, 1952; wife of Clarence Vohsen, mother of Marie Catherine, Mary Elizabeth, Clarence, Frances and Leona Vohsen, daughter of Mrs. Antonia Geders and the late John H., sister of Arthur J., John A. George F. and Joseph E. Geders, Rose Rotter, Theresa Schmitz and Sister Alphonse Marie, Loretta Walters and Dorothy Lowell, sister-in-aw, daughter-in-law, aunt and cousin.
Visitation hours after 11 a.m. Sun. at the Bopp Chapel, 131 W. Argonne dr., Kirkwood. Services Tues., 9:45 a.m., from chapel to St. Peter's Church, 10 a.m. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery. Knights of Columbus will meet at Bopp Chapel Mon., 8 p.m.
12
Her funeral service was held on October 21, 1952 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Missouri.12 Mrs. Marie Antonia Vohsen was buried on October 21, 1952 in St. Peter Catholic Cemetery in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, in section 5, plot 13NH.2,5
Clarence J. and Marie Geders Vohsen Tombstone

Marie was mentioned in Theresa A. Geders's obituary in June, 2005 as preceding the deceased in death.14

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1910Central Township, St. Louis County, MissouriJohn Henry Geders7
1920Central Township, MissouriJohn Henry Geders8
1930Central Township, MissouriJohn Henry Geders9

Family

Clarence J. Vohsen b. March 17, 1908, d. February 14, 1990

Citations

  1. [S1467] St. Peter Catholic Church, St. Peter Church Marriage Book Two.
  2. [S2900] Family Tree titled "Geders and van der Mierden Families in St. Louis, Bollinger Co. MO and Holland," Ancestry World Tree.
  3. [S1034] Children of Marie Geders and Clarence Vohsen.
  4. [S1475] St. Peter Cemetery Tombstone Reading.
  5. [S5405] Marie A. Vohsen Death Certificate.
  6. [S1464] St. Peter Catholic Church, St. Peter Church Baptism Book Two.
  7. [S3446] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John Geders household.
  8. [S6992] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Jno H. Geders household.
  9. [S6994] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John H. Geders household.
  10. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  11. [S6948] St. Louis Post Dispatch "Geders-Vohsen Wedding", November 3, 1935, page 55.
  12. [S6948] St. Louis Post Dispatch "Marie Vohsen Obituary", October 19, 1952, page 41.
  13. [S552] Tombstone photo, taken by Robert Berg, April 27, 2007.
  14. [S3926] Theresa Agnes Schmitz Obituary, June 1, 2005.

Rose Catherine Geders1

F, #240, b. March 30, 1907, d. October 7, 1996
Father*John Henry Geders b. January 18, 1879, d. December 12, 1949
Mother*Antonia Katherine Deutschmann b. September 29, 1882, d. February 15, 1965
ChartsNicholas Schamberger Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     The Berg Family
     Rose Catherine Geders, daughter of John Henry Geders and Antonia Katherine Deutschmann, was born on March 30, 1907 in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.1,2,3 She was baptized on April 7, 1907 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, the sponsors included Catherina Rosemann sponsors were Joseph Deutschmann and Catherine Knierim.1
She lived with her parents, Antonia and John, in 1910 at Central Township, St. Louis County, Missouri.4
Rose was enumerated as the daughter of John Henry Geders on the 1910 U. S. Census of Central Township, Missouri. She was listed as a three-year-old girl born in Missouri as were her parents.4
She lived with her parents, Antonia and John, in 1920 at Woodlawn Avenue, St. Louis County, Missouri.5
Rose was enumerated as the daughter of John Henry Geders on the 1920 U. S. Census of Central Township, Missouri. She was listed as a 12-year-old girl born in Msssouri as were her parents. She was attending school.5 Rose lived with Antonia and John Henry Geders in 1930 at Central Township in Missouri.6
Rose was enumerated as the daughter of John Henry Geders on the 1930 U. S. Census of Central Township, Missouri. She was listed as a single 23-year-old girl born in Missouri as were her parents.6 Rose Catherine Geders and Edmond Adolph Rotter obtained a marriage license on June 23, 1930 at St. Louis County, Missouri.3
Rose married Edmond Adolph Rotter, son of John Rotter and Anna Langes, on June 25, 1930 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Missouri, the maid of honor was Marie Antonia Geders. The marriage ceremony was performed by Father Eugene Coyle.3,1,7
Rose died on October 7, 1996 at 10417 Garibaldi Place in Frontenac, St. Louis County, Missouri, at age 89.2
Her obituary was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper on October 9, 1996.8 Her obituary stated:
Rotter, Rose C., (nee Geders), fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Mon., Oct 7, 1996, beloved wife of the late Edmund A. Rotter, dear mother and mother-in-law of Edmund J. (Betty), Carl A (Mary Ann), George F. (Mary Michelle), Paul R. (Neff), Gene J., John L. (Peggy) Rotter, Mary A. Philips, Bob, and the late Margaret A Philips and Rosemary Krull (Richard), dear grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend.
Funeral Fri., 10:30 A.M. from Bopp Chapel, 10610 Manchester Rd., Kirkwood to Our Lady of the Pilar Church, 401 S. Lindbergh, 63131 for 11 A.M. Mass. Interment St. Peters Cemetery Kirkwood. Friends wishing may make memorials to Marianists Society Retirement Fund, Multiple Sclerous Society or American Cancer Society. Visitation Thurs. 2-9 P.M.
8
Her funeral service was held on October 11, 1996 at Our Lady of The Piller Catholic Church, Creve Coeur, St. Louis County, Missouri.8 She was buried on October 11, 1996 in St. Peter Catholic Cemetery in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, in section 3, plot 13NH.2
Rose was mentioned in Theresa A. Geders's obituary in June, 2005 as preceding the deceased in death.9

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1910Central Township, St. Louis County, MissouriJohn Henry Geders4
1920Central Township, MissouriJohn Henry Geders5
1930Central Township, MissouriJohn Henry Geders6

Family

Edmond Adolph Rotter b. January 1, 1900, d. March 27, 1967
Child

Citations

  1. [S1464] St. Peter Catholic Church, St. Peter Church Baptism Book Two.
  2. [S2900] Family Tree titled "Geders and van der Mierden Families in St. Louis, Bollinger Co. MO and Holland," Ancestry World Tree.
  3. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  4. [S3446] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John Geders household.
  5. [S6992] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Jno H. Geders household.
  6. [S6994] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John H. Geders household.
  7. [S1467] St. Peter Catholic Church, St. Peter Church Marriage Book Two.
  8. [S6948] St. Louis Post Dispatch "Rose C. Rotter Obituary", October 9, 1996, page 20.
  9. [S3926] Theresa Agnes Schmitz Obituary, June 1, 2005.