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Descendants of Henry Brandes




Descendants of Henry Brandes

Submitted by Liz Butcher Poster-#-79-



     

    Descendants of Henry Brandes

     

     

    Generation No. 1

     

    1. HENRY1 BRANDES was born September 06, 1819 in Grandeau, Hanover, Germany, and died 1901. He married (1) HELENA SCHLUETER Abt. 1846 in St. Andrews, Hildesheim,,Brunswick,Germany, daughter of WILLIAM SCHLUETER. She was born September 16, 1818 in Scheswick, Brunswick, Germany, and died May 26, 1879 in Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO. He married (2) SOPHIE Abt. 1880 in Cape Girardeau,Cape Girardeau,MO. She was born March 1826 in Brunswick,Germany.

     

    Notes for HENRY BRANDES:

    Birth: Sep 1817 in ,Grandeau,Hanover,Germany

     

    Note : Excerpt of family history written by Amalia Emile Astholz in 1959

     

    Some years ago in the records at Jackson, I saw that Henry Brandes had applied for citizenship on May 1st, 1850. According to legend Henry Brandes had been an overseeer on the estate of the Duke of Brunswick.

     

    Was married again after his first wife died and this marriage wasn't pleasing to the family. She was spoken of as "the madam." She was in charge of a little store.

     

    Had a tanyard on the lower part of his home lot. He was also a member of the home guard.

     

    He immigrated to the U.S. from Germany in 1849-1850 with his wife and their 3 year old daughter Augusta. Helene must have been pregnant with Emelia at this time.

     

    1850 census is CG, CG, MO, Henry is 30.

     

    1860 census in CG , CG, MO p112 says Henry is 42 and was born in Brunswick.

     

    1880 census in CG, CG, MO says Henry is 61. He's married to his second wife.living with a servant, Anna, and his two stepchildren, Emelia and Edward. This is interesting since his daughter from his first name is Emelia and she was married to Edward. Think census was incorrect.

     

    1900 census in CG, CG, MO says henry is 82. He's living with his second wife Sophie and his stepdaughter Emelia.

     

    Marriage 1 Helene SCHLUETER b: 16 Sep 1818 in ,Scheswick,Brunswick,Germany

    Married: Abt 1846 in Hildesheim,,Brunswick,Germany

     

    Children

    Augusta Henrietta BRANDES b: 1 3 Apr 1847 in ,,Brunswick,Germany

    Emelia BRANDES b: Abt Apr 1850 in Cape Gira rdeau,Cape Girardeau,MO

    Herman BRANDES b: Abt 1855 in Cape Girardeau,Cape Gir ardeau,MO

    Anna BRANDES b: Abt 1857 in Cape Girardeau,Cape Girardeau,MO

     

    Marriage 2 Sophie b: MAR 1826 in ,,Brunswick,Germany

    Married: ABT 1880 in Cape Girardeau,Cape Girardeau,MO

    Sealing Spouse: SUBMITTED

     

    Dob verified from Agnes Astholz Birthday book in possession of Christie

     

    Notes for HELENA SCHLUETER:

    Note: Variation on first name: Helen/Helena

    Name: Helene SCHLUETER

    Sex: F

    Birth: 16 SEP 1818 in ,Scheswick,Brunswick,Germany

    Death: ABT 1881 in Cape Girardeau,Cape Girardeau,MO

    Death date from findagrave.com.

     

    Note: Family history in possession. History written by this individual's granddaughter Amalia Astholz

    in 1959.

     

    Note: She was always spoken of as "Mutter" and never as Grandmother, and she always wore a lace cap. Amalia thinks it was asthma that caused her death and though she couldn't have been more than 63, she was considered quite elderly, so much so that she was not permitted to go down town alone.

     

    Note: Immigrated to the U.S. from Germany in 1849-1850.

     

    Note: 1850 census in Cape GG, MO, Helen is 30.

     

    Father: William SCHLUETER b: in ,,,Germany

     

    Marriage 1 Henry BRANDES b: SEP 1817 in ,Grandeau,Hanover,Germany

    Married: ABT 1846 in Hildesheim,,Brunswick,Germany

     

    Children

    Augusta Henrietta BRANDES b: 13 APR 1847 in ,,Brunswick,Germany

    Emelia BRANDES b: ABT APR 1850 in Cape Girardeau,Cape Girardeau,MO

    Herman BRANDES b: ABT 1855 in Cape Girardeau,Cape Girardeau,MO

    Anna BRANDES b: ABT 1857 in Cape Girardeau,Cape Girardeau,MO

     

    Note: regarding a box of family information sent to S. Roberts April 2004:

    Another item was a box of family letters and certificates...I just opened one letter and it's the remarks from Helen Brandes Schlueter's (Mollie and Agnes' grandma) funeral.

     

    Per Agnes Astholz Birthday Book in Christie's possession verified dob and place born.

     

    More About HELENA SCHLUETER:

    Burial: New Lorimier Cemetary, Cape Girardeau, Mo

     

    Marriage Notes for HENRY BRANDES and SOPHIE:

    Name: Sophie

    Sex: F

    Birth: MAR 1826 in ,,Brunswick,Germany

    Note: In the 1880 census, Sophie is married to Henry. She is 54.

    Note: In the 1900 census in CG, CG, MO, Sophie is 74. Her daughter, Emelia, is

    living with them. This census says that Sophie had 7 children, 3 living.

    Note: Immigrated to the U.S. from Germany in about 1844.

     

    Marriage 1 Henry BRANDES b: SEP 1817 in ,Grandeau,Hanover,Germany

    Married: ABT 1880 in Cape Girardeau,Cape Girardeau,MO

     

    Children of HENRY BRANDES and HELENA SCHLUETER are:

    2. i. AUGUSTA HENRIETTA2 BRANDES, b. April 13, 1847, Brunswick, Germany; d. April 12, 1928, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO.

    3. ii. EMELIA BRANDES, b. 1836, Cape Girardeau,Cape Girardeau,MO; d. 1895, Perrysville, Missouri.

    4. iii. HERMAN BRANDES, b. July 20, 1856, Cape Girardeau,Cape Girardeau,MO.

    5. iv. ANNA BRANDES, b. October 04, 1858, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, Missouri; d. December 30, 1931.

     

     

    Generation No. 2

     

    2. AUGUSTA HENRIETTA2 BRANDES (HENRY1) was born April 13, 1847 in Brunswick, Germany, and died April 12, 1928 in Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO. She married HENRICH ADOLPH ASTHOLZ February 10, 1867 in Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO, son of CHRISTIAN ASTHOLZ and SOPHIE. He was born October 02, 1840 in Grandeau, Hanover, Germany, and died February 07, 1923 in Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO.

     

    Notes for AUGUSTA HENRIETTA BRANDES:

    Note: Augusta was 3 when she immigrated to the US with her father

     

    Name: Augusta Henrietta BRANDES

    Birth: 13 APR 1847 in ,,Brunswick,Germany

    Death: 12 APR 1928 in Cape Girardeau,Cape Girardeau,MO

     

    Father: Henry BRANDES b: SEP 1817 in ,Grandeau,Hanover,Germany

    Mother: Helene SCHLUETER b: 16 SEP 1818 in ,Scheswick,Brunswick,Germany

     

    Marriage 1 Henrich Adolph ASTHOLZ b: 2 OCT 1840 in Gran deau, Hanover, Germany

    Married: 10 FEB 1867 in Cape Girardeau,Cape Girardeau,MO

     

    Note: Augusta died the day before her birthday. Ann told her to rest, so she lay down on her bed and died. Since the next day was her birthday, the children had all planned to give her flowers. Little did they think how she was to have those flowers. Augusta lived to 1 day before her 81st birthday

     

    Note: Henrich died one day before their 56th anniversary and was buried the day of it.

    Note: Henry lived to 82 years of age.

     

    Note : Gave birth to 14 babies, nine grew to maturity.

    Note: Immigrated to the US in 1849.

    Note: 1850 census in CG, CG, MO, 3 years old.

    Note: 1860 census in CG, CG, MO p112, Augusta is 13.

    Note: 1870 census in CG, CG, MO. 23 yrs old.

    Note: 1880 census in CG, CG, MO. 35 yrs old.

    Note: 1900 census in CG Towns hip, CG, MO. 53 yrs old.

    Note: 1910 census in CG City, 63 yrs. old.

    Note: 1 920 census in CG, CG, MO. 72 yrs old.

     

     

    Children per family bible:

    Alexander Astholz b Dec 15, 1867 d Dec 15, 1867

     

    Helena Emilie Henriette Astholz b Dec 15, 1868 d Oct 4, 1870

     

    Agnes Elize Lulu Astholz b Nov 18, 1870 d Feb 10, 1950 married Park H. Adams on June 15, 1891

     

    Henry Arthur Astholz b Sept 22, 1872 d Feb 10, 1931 married Annie Maevers on Sept 6, 1894

     

    Alfred Henry Astholz b Jan 23, 1874 d Dec 22, 1902 married Louise Almyra Howe on Jan 12, 1899

     

    Adolphine Helena Astholz b Sept 9, 1875 d Oct 2, 1876

     

    Alexander Adolph Astholz b Mar 26, 1877 d Oct 23, 1934 married Helena Huallman (unsure of last name on marriage page) on Jan 4. 1900

     

    Anna Bella Astholz b Oct 12, 1881 d Dec 1, 1937 married William D Godefray on July 29,1900

     

    Augusta Astholz b Aug 18, 1880 d Sept 1, 1880

     

    Anthonia Anna Emilie Astholz b Oct 12, 1881 d Jan 29, 1958 married Joseph Goldbaum Aug 12, 1902

     

    Amalia Helena Emilie Astholz b Aug 13, 1883 married William Forrest Smith on Nov. 17, 1909

     

    Artomiese Astholz b May 2, 1885 d May 21, 1885

     

    Albert Friedrich Astholz b Oct 31, 1886 d Oct 12, 1948 married Mabel D. Pillet on Nov 27, 1909 divorce Mabel and married Bertha F. Gilpatrich on Apr 20, 1928

     

    Artomiese Adolphine Astholz b Jan 29,1888 d July 4, 1956

     

    Note: Name and death is based on Astholz family bible records. I have a copy in my possesion.

     

    Note: Amalia Astholz wrote a family history in 1959. I have a copy in my possession.

     

    More About AUGUSTA HENRIETTA BRANDES:

    Burial: Old Lorimer Cemetary Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO

     

    Notes for HENRICH ADOLPH ASTHOLZ:

    Immigrated to the U.S. :

    http://www.maxpages.com/bremen2/A

    YR-LIST SHIP DATE OF ARRIVAL FILM#

    58-0563 REPUBLIC 28 JUN 1858 185

     

    Note: Left his home in Grandeau, in the providence of Hanover, Germany, in his midteens, his parents having died a few years before. He became a sailor on a sailing vessel, and crossed the ocean 5 times. Some years later he made 2 more crossings. Was an overseer on a plantation in Louisiana. Later joined the 5th Missouri Cavalry, from which he was discharged from a the close of hostilities.

    Civil War Service Records

    Name: Adolph H. Astholz

    Company: D

    Unit: 4 Missouri Cavalry.

    Rank - Induction: Sergeant

    Rank - Discharge: Q M Sgt.

    Allegiance: Union

    St. Louis, Missouri Directories, 1889-1890

    Name: Adolph Astholz

    Location 2: boards 4040 N. Main

    Occupation: baker

    Year: 1890

    City: St. Louis

    State: MO

    Source Information:

    St. Louis City Directory, 1889. St. Louis, MO: Gould Directory Co., 1889. St. Louis City Directory, 1890. St. Louis, MO: Gould Directory Co., 1890.

     

    Note: Died while sleeping his arm chair one evening. Death Certificate in family possession says he was born on 27 Oct 1840 and died on the 7 Feb 1923. Says he died of Arteriosclerosis.

     

    Church of Latter Day Saints website shows date of death as Feb 9, 1923.

    Family history reads date of death as Feb 9, 1923

     

    Per Agnes Astholz Birthday Book in Christie's possession verified dob and place born. Shows dob as Oct 24 1840 and dod as Feb 8, 1923

     

    Note: Marriage certificate in my possession.

    Note: Henrich died one day before their 56th anniversary and was buried the day of it.

    Note: Henry lived to 82 years of age.

    Note: Augusta died the day before her 81st birthday and was probably buried the day of it.

     

    Note: Immigrated to the US in 1858. Was a real estate agent.

     

    Note: 1870 census in Cape Girardeau City, Cape Girardeau, MO shows Henry as 30,Augusta as 23 and Hellen as 1.

    Note: 1880 census in Cape Girardeau, CG, MO, has "Adolph" 39, Augusta 35, Agnes 9,Arthur 7, Alfred 6, Alexander 3, Anna 1. Augusta's sister Anna is l iving with them. She is 23.

    Note: 1900 census in CG Township, CG, MO. 59 yrs o ld.

    Note: 1910 census in CG City, Henry is 69. Only child at home is Artemisa .

    Note:1920 census in CG City, CG, MO, Henry and Augusta are living next door to Mollie and William Forrest. Henry is 79, Augusta is 72 and Artomisa is 29.

     

    Note: Amalia Astholz wrote a family history in 1959. I have a copy in my possession.

     

    Excerpt from family history called the Poker Game:

     

    Father: Christian ASTHOLZ

    Mother: Sophie

     

    Marriage 1 Augusta Henrietta BRANDES b: 13 APR 1847 in ,,Brunswick,Germany

    Married: 10 FEB 1867 in Cape Girardeau,Cape Girardeau,MO

     

    Children per family bible:

    Alexander Astholz b Dec 15, 1867 d Dec 15, 1867

    Helena Emilie Henriette Astholz b Dec 15, 1868 d Oct 4, 1870

    Agnes Elize Lulu Astholz b Nov 18, 1870 d Feb 10, 1950 married Park H. Adams on June 15, 1891

    Henry Arthur Astholz b Sept 22, 1872 d Feb 10, 1931 married Annie Maevers on Sept 6, 1894

    Alfred Henry Astholz b Jan 23, 1874 d Dec 22, 1902 married Louise Almyra Howe on Jan 12, 1899

    Adolphine Helena Astholz b Sept 9, 1875 d Oct 2, 1876

    Alexander Adolph Astholz b Mar 26, 1877 d Oct 23, 1934 married Helena Huallman (unsure of last name on marriage page) on Jan 4. 1900

    Anna Bella Astholz b Oct 12, 1881 d Dec 1, 1937 married William D Godefray on July 29,1900

    Augusta Astholz b Aug 18, 1880 d Sept 1, 1880

    Anthonia Anna Emilie Astholz b Oct 12, 1881 d Jan 29, 1958 married Joseph Goldbaum Aug 12, 1902

    Amalia Helena Emilie Astholz b Aug 13, 1883 married William Forrest Smith on Nov. 17, 1909

    Artomiese Astholz b May 2, 1885 d May 21, 1885

    Albert Friedrich Astholz b Oct 31, 1886 d Oct 12, 1948 married Mabel D. Pillet on Nov 27, 1909 divorce Mabel and married Bertha F. Gilpatrich on Apr 20, 1928

    Artomiese Adolphine Astholz b Jan 29,1888 d July 4, 1956

     

    Note: First Fire Chief of Cape Girardeau Missouri

     

    History of the fire department - Cape Girardeau

     

    Back in the old days it was the "Pride of Cape Girardeau" . . . and today, the Cape Girardeau Fire Department is still second to none

     

    The fire department originated with the town's first volunteer service, "The Good Intent Fire Company," organized in 1880. In those days firemen were called into action by the clanging of the old Presbyterian Church bell.

     

    That bell brought volunteer firefighters...hand pump...bucket brigade... and a fire wagon to the scene of the fire for many years. This original company was headed by Chief Henry A. Astholz and Captain George W. Greene. Since then the department has had only 12 fire chiefs -- Arthur Leher, Rudolph Stehr, Barney Kraft, Al Dittlinger, John Sullenger, Fred Meyer, George D. French, Harry Rabe, Robert Kammer, Dewey Hinton, Carl Lewis and the present chief, Charles Mills.

     

    Ernst Schaefer and Henry A. Astholz became new members on May 18, 1883, with the latter being elected to captain of the company the following month. Members voted to produce a half dozen axes for use at fires upon the suggestion of Mr. Astholz.

     

    The company began "dressing up" a bit more, the project started with the purchase of new hats, 24 of them, at a cost of $120. It was duly resolved "that all persons admitted as members who receive a hat shall be required to pay at least ten months dues in advance."

     

    At the April 19, 1884 meeting, the company adopted a resolution to "adopt as a uniform to be worn at parades, a blue jacket and shirt, and that a committee be appointed to provide same." The committee later reported that cost of making shirts would be 20 cents per shirt, and that material would cost 38 cents a yard, making total cost of each about $1.25. Conrad Stehr was awarded the job of making shirts, he being lowest bidder.

     

    In these early days the volunteer firemen under Henry Astholz received $3 for fighting a fire and $1 for a drill, averaging about $10 per month.

     

    In 1906 the company headed by Chief Astholtz and Capt. Greene divided the town into four wards. Signals were worked out for the alarm. The person giving the alarm would tap the bell a certain number of times to correspond to the ward in which the fire was located.

     

    Source: This History of the Cape Girardeau Fire Department has been compiled from articles from The Southeast Missourian from 1954 to the present. The articles are available at The Cape Girardeau Public Library and from the book "Cape Girardeau: Biography of a City" by Felix Snider, Ramfre Press, 1956

     

     

    from a message board on http://www.rootsweb.com/~mocapegi/cg-query/cg00-1.htm

     

    DATE: Fri Jan 14 12:09:49 2000

    NAME: Mima M. Vita

    SURNAMES: ASTHOLZ BRANDES

    QRYTEXT: Looking for any member of the ASTHOLZ family. Descendants of Henry Alolph Astholz and Augusta Henrietta BRANDES. Louis Astholz was in Portsmouth, Ohio after 1860, and married my great-great grandmother, Anna Katherina Schedele. Please respond.

    URL:

     

     

    More About HENRICH ADOLPH ASTHOLZ:

    Burial: February 10, 1923, Old Lorimer Cemetary Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO

    Children of AUGUSTA BRANDES and HENRICH ASTHOLZ are:

    i. ALEXANDER3 ASTHOLZ, b. December 15, 1867, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO; d. December 15, 1867, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO.

     

    Notes for ALEXANDER ASTHOLZ:

    This child, the first for Henry Adolph Astholz and Augusta Brandes, died at birth.

     

    Note: Name, date of birth/death is based on Astholz family bible records. I have a copy in my possesion.

     

    Note: Amalia Astholz wrote a family history in 1959. I have a copy in my possession.

     

    ii. HELENA EMILIE HENRIETTE ASTHOLZ, b. December 15, 1868, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO; d. October 04, 1870, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO.

     

    Notes for HELENA EMILIE HENRIETTE ASTHOLZ:

    Note: Helena lived until she was almost 2 and died after a short illness.

    Note: 1870 census in CG city, CG, MO, Helena is 1.

     

    Note: Name, date of birth/death is based on Astholz family bible records. I have a copy in my possesion.

     

    Note: Amalia Astholz wrote a family history in 1959. I have a copy in my possession.

     

    iii. AGNES ELIZE LULU ASTHOLZ, b. November 18, 1870, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, Missouri; d. February 12, 1950, Winter Haven, Polk Co, Fl; m. PARK HORATIO ADAMS, SR., June 15, 1891, St. Louis, Missouri; b. December 26, 1870, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, Missouri; d. July 06, 1942, Winter Haven, Polk Co, Fl.

     

    Notes for AGNES ELIZE LULU ASTHOLZ:

    Agnes Elize Lulu Astholz was named after her Aunt Eliza Astholz and her stepdaughter Lulu.

     

    Email from Cousin Christie 4-26-04

    Last weekend I went to Winter Haven to close up mom and dad's house with Jane. Jane has been living there for the most part since before mom died (1992). It has sold and will close on Friday. We had to go through many generations of pictures and I have found some treasures. One is a autograph book of Agnes Asholtz beginning in November of 1888 from her cousin Lulu Bedell. (Agnes has Lulu as one of her middle names.) Some of the comments are in ?german. It looks as if Park Adams, Agnes Adams, Essmerelda Adams were in a traveling theater company in the mid - late 1890's. They played places like Greenfield Iowa, Marysville, MO, Magnolia Ark., New Lewisville, Ark., Minden, LA, Tex, OK, etc..

    On May 13, 1890 Park H. Adams signed her book, "Friend Agnes, Ever remember you friend. Park H. Adams, Star Theater Co, . I am a bit confused, maybe Agnes and Park married and took Essmerelda with them on tour. Agnes and Essmerelda are written one after usually at the very end of the list but Park is always listed seperately within the list. There is one entry the says, to my friends, Park "The Adam's" Agnes, Sincerely H Beasley. Maybe Agnes and Essmerelda just traveled with Park when he was in the company.

     

    Note: I did not realize that Agnes Elize Lulu Astholz was named after her Aunt Eliza Astholz and her stepdaughter Lulu Tiedemann (Bedell). Also, Lulu married Bert Bedell so that is who gave her the book...Lulu Bedell.

     

    The following Information is from Agnes Astholz' scrapbook dated during the 1880s in possession of Christie, these are excerpts from it:

     

    Tiedemann was a name you see several times in the book. Agnes name is listed on a page with many names and a mosaic type pattern. In the middle it says the School that she taught was Island Station Colorado. I am not sure if this was the location or name of the school. Look at the square with her name and in tiny writing on that square in the corner it say's teacher. I almost missed that. I think this is her page when she was teaching and these are her students names on the page with her. Evidently she was teaching her Aunt Lizzie's children and she lived with the family too. On that page you will see the names Carl and Earl Tiedemann. These would be Agnes Astholz' 1st cousins.

     

    I found this interesting because based on the family history written by Molly it mentions that teaching was the reason Agnes originally went out to Colorado and was living with her Aunt Lizzy. Then as we all know she went into doing plays with the Star Theatre Company.

     

    Speaking of the Star Theatre Company...several of the cast members and the dates the plays opened and closed and the cities they went to are all listed. I think it is very important to somehow get this on the web. I will eventually try to post it so other families that may have had relatives with the Star Theatre Co will have access to it.

     

    I did notice the name Klaiber on several pages. I looked all through my database and was unable to find anything on them. I know that Aunt Lizzies (Eliza Astholz) ranch in Colorado was either called Second Creek or that was the area. On the signature part of the Klaiber pages they have First Creek and it is dated Nov 22,1888. Maybe First Creek and Second Creek are close together . I saw a signature for a Benjamin Klaiber, Gus Klaiber (signed your friend) and a Martha Klaiber who was on the school page so Agnes taught her.

     

    There are signatures from the Mueller's also. This is from Henry Mueller. Based on the signature I noticed the middle initial A. which I did not have before. Wonder what that stands for? He wrote:

     

    Be as happy and lighthearted and gay as those (and he points to a bird with chicks in a nest - picture in the book) and see in all clouds their silver lining. Your Uncle H.A. Mueller Columbus Nebraska March 31st 1889.

     

    From the family history written by Mollie Astholz:

    Anna ("Tante") married Henry Mueller and lived for a few years in Columbus, Nebraska. There he died abt 1890 leaving her with three small children.

     

    That means that he signed the autograph book and died less than a year later at the age of 33. Isn't that sad? After that Anna Brandes lived with her sister Emelia and her brother-in-law Edward Thilenius based on the 1900 Census in Perrysville, Perry, Missouri and Anna has her 2 children living with her. This would have been Helen and Werner Mueller. The middle daughter Gertrude had died of diptheria abt 1886 when she was 3. Then 4 years later she loses her husband. How hard could it be! It is heartbreaking in some of these stories!

     

    Just to help you picture Anna look at that picture of her as a child in the old Brandes family photo - she is the youngest daughter. Everyone should have that. If not let me know.

     

    There is also a page from Anna (Brandes) Mueller dated April (4?) 1889. It is written in German and I will forward it to Mima for her friend to translate. I did find another page that I believe is written by Anna since the writing is identical but she only signed it Columbus Nebraska 4-4-1889. It is written in German too.

     

    I found numerous Tiedemann pages. Based on the signatures I was able to once and for all put to rest the spelling of their last name. That has been quite an issue since it has been spelled several ways! There was an autograph from Carl Tiedemann. Remember, Agnes taught him in school. He wrote:

     

    Dear Aggie,

    In the woodbox of your memory drop one chip for your cousin Carl Tiedemann

    and it is dated Mar 18-1889. Kinda cute. Carl is the son of William and Aunt Lizzie.

     

    Another is written in German (sending to Mima) and signed Wm. (Wilhelm Henrich Tiedemann). Wilhelm is Aunt Lizzie's (Eliza Astholz) husband and the house in which Agnes was living. This was her aunt and uncle. There is one more page signed by a Tiedemann dated 1889 and says Second Creek but it is also written in German and I can't tell who it is that signed it.

     

    Aunt Eliza Astholz was married to Wilhelm Henrich Tiedemann. Wilhelm Henrich Tiedemann was previously married to someone and they had a daughter named Lulu Tiedemann. Evidently his first wife must have died and left him widowed and with a daughter Lulu Tiedemann (Bedell). Lulu is the stepdaughter to Eliza Astholz (Aunt Lizzie). Lulu married Bert Bedell and had one daughter. All this is supported on pg 12 of the family history of Mollie.

     

    Lulu and Agnes were quite good friends while she lived in Colorado and in the Tiedemann home. Lulu is the person who gave Agnes the scrapbook. I am assuming they were closr in age but I do not have a birthdate of Lulu. I will check into that. Lulu drew a very elaborate bird with Agnes name in it and signed a page with this:

    Dear Aggie -

    Where ever you go, and what ever you meet, always do your best.

    Angels can do no more.

    Your Cousin Lulu Bedell

    Second Creek Nov 18-1888.

     

    Another is signed:

    To Miss Agnes

    Among the tributes offered here

    Gems of Fancy -love- and truth

    None more earnest - more sincere

    Even from friends you've loved from youth-

    So with best wishes I remain

    Your friend until we meet again.

    Mrs. H.L. Bedell Haven of Rest Ranch Colorado

     

    There is no date on this entry and I am not sure who this is. My guess would be it is either Bert's mother (the writing looks like someone older) or a siblings wife. I just don't know. It was nice though.

     

    Here's another:

     

    To: Agnes

    Alas! By some degree of woe

    We every bliss must-gain;

    The heart-can ne'er a transport know

    That never feels a pain.

    A.J. Bedell

    Hardin, Colo Mar 28-1889

     

    There is another page signed Compliments of J.P. Bedell. I don't know who either of them are but they are somehow related. Lulu and Bert only had 1 child and it was a daughter per the family history of Mollie. J.P. and A.J. I would guess would be a man's name so maybe they are siblings of Bert?

     

    Agnes future husband Park also signed the book. It had:

    Friend Agnes:

    Ever remember your friend

    Park H. Adams

    Star Theatre Co. May 13, 1890

     

    Agnes and Park married a little over a year later. Park and Agnes knew each other since they were both from Cape Girardeau. I am not sure if he followed her there or what, but I did find an interesting tidbit by calculating dates. Park and Agnes married June 15, 1891. Essie was born February 02, 1892. If you add the months she was either premature or they had to get married. I think the latter because based on the family history from Stephanie the parents of Park and Agnes were surprised to find them married. (I have them married in St. Louis, Missouri but the way the family history is written it sounds like Agnes parents went to Colorado and found them married out there. Maybe they had a second wedding for appearances???) Agnes was out visiting her Aunt Lizzie. Wonder if that was why she decided to go visit...so she could get away from her family and get married since she was pregnant??? Looks like about 7 1/2 month pregnancy. That is very interesting!

     

    Another relative (I think through marriage) is Annie Joyce. Park Adams had a sister Cora Adams who married Edward Thorton Joyce. Cora and Edward had two children that I know of and they were Floyd and Mamie. I am assuming that Annie is a sister to Edward Joyce since I don't find the name Annie for children of Floyd and Mamie. I do know of a relative Laurie Catero who is a descendant of Cora Adams but I have written her numerous times over the last few years and given her a bunch of information and she will not share with me what she has for some reason. I have no clue why. I have given up on her.

     

    She wrote:

    Apr-30-1890

    Dear Aggie

    May your hours glide sweetly in the future

    As the day I first met thee

    And may that fond and loving heart of yours,

    Never be troubled with pain or sorrow,

    And may your life be strewn with flower and evergreen

    But of all, I will ask of you Dear Agnes,

    When you pluck the last rose of the year

    Please pluck one in remembrance of me.

    Your friend, Annie Joyce

    Note: Annie (born 1867) is the sister of Edward Thorton Joyce

     

    Another Joyce relative who I don't know how they are related signed it:

    Dear Agnes,

    There is a day of sunny rest

    For every dark and troubled night

    And grief may hide an evening guest

    But joy shall come with early light

    Beatrice Joyce

    May 1, 1890

     

    Note: Beatrice Joyce (born 1867) is the sister of Edward Thorton Joyce

     

    Agnes must have traveled on a steamer called "Idlewild" as a few entries have this on it. They are dated Aug 25, 1890 so she was evidently traveling then. I have not been able to find anything out on this steamer.

     

    Another interesting entry:

    Charles Bieger Trunk Maker

    12 South Broadway

    The man that opened Maxwell's

    Trunk at the Southern Hotel

    St. Louis MO

     

    A mosaic page with numerous names and in the middle it says: Columbus Nebraska April 2, 1889 10:15 PM Columbus Gang Club

     

    A mosaic page with numerous names and in the middle it says: April 3, 1889 Columbus Glee Club

     

    A page that has City of New Brunswick(?)

    To: Agnes -

    May there be just clouds

    enough in your life to cause

    a glorious sunset.

    Your friend and Country Doc

    Andy Siebert (?), Jr.

     

    There are many other pages that I believe are signed by the actors and actresses of the Star Theatre Company. I have just not had a chance to compare them yet. It is quite an interesting scrapbook and gave me several pieces of information that I did not know previously.

     

    Note: Information is from immediate family members and written and audio tape family history in my possession.

     

    Note: Name, date of birth/death/marriage is based on Astholz family bible records. I have a copy in my possesion.

     

    Note: born 1 month after her older sister Helena Emilie Henriette died. Even though Agnes was the third child, she became the oldest.

     

    Note: Amalia Astholz wrote a family history in 1959. I have a copy in my possession.

     

    Agnes went to German Lutheran School and was confirmed in the Lutheran Church. She attended the Normal School in which she earned a two year teaching certificate. Her first year of teaching was at St. Genevieve and the second year she worked in Colorado near her Aunt Lizzie. (per Agnes autograph scrapbook there is a page that lists her teaching in Island Station Colorado and lists her students names including the Tiedemann's children Ernie and Carl - these were Aunt (Eliza Astholz) Lizzie's children with William Tiedemann. Aunt Lizzie lived on a ranch near Denver in Second Creek Colorado and Second Creek is signed in the book.

     

    She decided teaching was not what she wanted to do and became a clerk in a St. Louis commission house. One weekend her parents decided to pay her a visit and much to their surprise found she was married to Park Adams who they considered young, irresponsible and without a job. The mothers of Park and Agnes bought them home and set them up at housekeeping in a cottage across the street from her parents. Park went to work in his fathers newspaper office.

     

    Agnes played the piano (on an old fashioned square piano) and played many of the the old time songs out of her papa's book on old "war songs" while her family stood around the piano and sang.

     

    Agnes and Park became interested in theatricals. At first it was home talent plays and then several succesful benefit shows. They joined a traveling troupe (Star Theatre) but were not a great success even though they probably enjoyed the experience.

     

    Agnes, nicknamed "Ag" had a wonderful disposition and was always optimistic at every turn. They moved to Winter Haven Florida between 1910-1914 in time for the big land boom and bought all the land in which they could make a down payment. Several years later they moved to Tampa returning to Winter Haven in 1933.

     

    Note: worked in downtown Tampa at the Court House for the Draft Board during W.W.I

     

    More About Agnes Astholz:

    Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Tampa, Hillsborough Co, Fl

    Death Cetificate Number: 4407 Polk Co, Fl

     

    1910 Census Cape Girardeau, 3rd Ward, Cape Girardeau Co, Mo pg. 165A April 30, 1910

    Dwelling #378 620 Jefferson Ave.

     

    Adams Park H. WM39 M1 19 years Mo Mo In Editor Printing Office Rent House

    Agnes Wife WF39 M1 # of children 8/7 Mo Germany Germany

    Ogarita Dau WF12 S Mo Mo Mo

    Queena Dau WF10 S Mo Mo Mo

    Park H. Jr. Son WM 8 S Mo Mo Mo

    Albert H. Son WM 6 S Mo Mo Mo

    Agnes Dau WF 4 S Mo Mo Mo

    Anthony B. Son WM 2 S Mo Mo Mo

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    1920 Census Tampa, Hillsborough Co, Fl pg. 151A Jan 15, 1920

    Dwelling #337 1211 Platt St.

     

    Adams Parks H. R WM49 M Y Y Mo Mo Mo Commerical Taylor Bundy Co.

    Agnes Wife WF48 M Y Y Mo Germany Germany German

    Albert H. Son WM16 S Y Y Mo Mo Mo

    Agnes Dau WF14 S Y Y Y IL Mo Mo

    Anthony B. Son WM12 S Y Y Y Mo Mo Mo

    John O. Son WM10 S Y Y Y Mo Mo Mo

     

    Note: Typed letter from Agnes Astholz Adams age 56 and living in Crystal River near Homasassa to her daughter Agnes Adams Sagin age 20. The letter is dated July 2, 1926 and mailed to the Tampa Real Estate Board where Agnes Adams Sagin was working. Agnes had been married to George for 10 months.

     

    My Dear Agnes,

     

    Have been intending to write for the past few days but it seems there is always so much to do and then hen I feel like it and have the time I have no stationary or stamps, or something else turns up. Am always glad to get your letters howeverm even though they do teem with damns. It is certainly too bad that you have had such set backs, but that is life all the way through. I have had my share of similar experiences I can assure you. There is only one thing to do however and that is grin and bear it and forget about them.

     

    Wish you could come up Saturday - tomorrow - as we are going to have a big celebration here at Homosassa - a county affair. Then had a write from Uncle Jim at West Palm Beach, saying he would be here to spend Sunday with us. He is going to Winter Haven Saturday and spend the night there and then come over here. Would like so much for him to see you. Am sorry Tony will not be here at the time.

     

    Tony's last letter was rather encouraging in a way, as he says he likes his job better all the time and that if Dad will help him get started he will open a studio here when he returns after Xmas. Says he may go to Toldeo or Cleveland before coming home. He is certainly enjoying the mountains and the climate there as well as the fruits and berries.

     

    Nook has been at Shell Island all weed and I look for him to come home tomorrow. He and Charlie Miller and Gred Holland are camping out down there and having a big time. Things are rather quiet around the house here with only Dad and I; Jones comes over and takes a meal with us at least once a day however.

     

    Ogie is getting along fine and her children are certainly improving in appearance. There are ever so much better in health than they were. Queena said when she was here that they did not look like themselves anymore. Ogie too feels mcuh better here than she did in Tampa. Horace is doing fairly well and I beleive he will make some money here this fall and winter if he keeps on. He is getting the knack a little more now.

     

    Hope you will be able to come up before my flowers are all gone. They are certainly getting lots of attention from every one that passes. There isn't a day that I don't cut at least one bouquet for some one. Have been supplying the churches with flowers the past few weeks and will send some both to the Presbyterian and to the Baptist churches again Sunday as they have asked for some.

     

    In looking over my checkbook and return checks I find that I did not send you the two dollare for flowers for Albert's grave Decoration Day as I promised, so am enlosing it in this. I certainly thought I had done so and can't imagine how I forgot it.

     

    We have gotten rid of the cattle on the streets now and they are watching them and taking the strays up rigidly. It is an improvement for our streets to be rid of the sight of them, I can assure you.

     

    Will have to go up town to mail this as I have no stamps here and Dad forgot to bring me any envelopes. Love to you both and hope to see you soon. Wish I could help you to get your car right away so you could come tomorrow. We are all homesick for a sight of you.

     

    Lovingly, Mother

     

    On the back of this letter was a handwritten letter saying: Mr. Jones in Tampa last weeks but forgot your address or he would have called on you. Am sending you by parcel post a few tomatoes & carnations our of my garden. Hope you will enjoy both.

     

    The letterhead is from The Adams Company - under that it says Manufacturing Agent, Wholesale Distributors, Novelties and Specialties, Premium Goods

    P.O. Box 2363 Tampa, Florida

     

    Source - information given by her grandaughter Jean Sagin Montney:

    Agnes was very prominent in club work and associated with Women of National Prominence, Mrs. Carrie Chapman Cott being one of her most intimate. She was Chairman of the Florida Federation of Womens Club and a college graduate at the turn of the century. She wrote a society column and had a Christmas poem published in a book she gave her grandaughter Jean. It is probably out of print by now.

     

    This is a poem written by Agnes Astholz Adams found when Christie closed the Winter Haven house. This was in Agnes' possessions.

     

    A REAL CHRISTMAS

     

    I was five years old that Christmas but I remember well

    Every detail of that evening - how we listened for the bell

    To tell us Santa Claus was ready and just about to leave -

    The signal for our entering our presents to receive.

    First there’d be an early supper, then a bath, and freshly dressed,

    For of course on Christmas Eve we had to look our best.

    Then the line-up in the kitchen, waiting for the bell to ring,

    And the music soft, playing holy music, "Christ is King."

    Came our cue to sing our song "Silent Night, Holy Night."

    Happy, carefree, joyous, gay, we sang that song with all our might.

    While marching to the parlor the wonder there to see;

    The grand array of presents and the great big Christmas tree

    In a corner of the room that was meant for only me.

    A table stood in front of it with tiny dishes rare;

    A little stove with pots and pans, and a lovely rocking chair.

    And dolls! Too beautiful for words each on her little throne;

    One dressed in pink and one in blue, and all this mine alone.

    A great big Santa Claus stood beneath my little tree

    With candy, nuts and fruits galore. And this, too was for me.

    My prayer that night, that blessed night, was one of thanks and love.

    For parents, dear old Santa Claus, and Christ, our Lord, above.

    Agnes Astholz Adams

     

     

    While Christie was cleaning out the house in Winter Haven she ran across

    "The Emerson Birthday Book" given to Agnes signed on the inside cover:

    " Miss Agnes Astholz With the Compliments of the Season, from her friend M.R.H. and dated Dec 25, 1887. In this book was a wealth of information regarding family members. This included dates of birth, where they were born, dates of death and where they died.

     

    Inside the book is illustrated. The cover page has a picture of Ralph Waldo Emerson. The copyright is 1881.

     

     

     

     

    More About AGNES ELIZE LULU ASTHOLZ:

    Burial: Woodlawn Cemetary in Tampa Florida

     

    Notes for PARK HORATIO ADAMS, SR.:

    Agnes was working as a clerk in a St. Louis commission house. One weekend her parents decided to pay her a visit and much to their surprise found she was married to Park Adams who they considered young, irresponsible and without a job. The mothers of Park and Agnes bought them home and set them up at housekeeping in a cottage across the street from her parents. Park went to work in his fathers newspaper office.

     

    Park and Agnes became interested in theatricals. At first it was home talent plays and then several succesful benefit shows. They joined a traveling troupe called the Star Theatre Company but were not a great success even though they probably enjoyed the experience.

     

    They moved to Winter Haven Florida between 1910-1914 in time for the big land boom and bought all the land in which they could make a down payment. Several years later they moved to Tampa returning to Winter Haven in 1933.

     

    Park Horatio started the 1st newspaper in Winter Haven. He was in the citrus business. Park bought orange groves and acreage in Winter Haven during the land boom but then had to sell it to pay the taxes. Park had made money many times and lost it. He also worked in a five and dime which was a big deal back then.

     

    Note: worked in downtown Tampa at the Court House for the Draft Board during W.W.I.

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    Obituary: July 6, 1942

    Winter Haven Former Publisher Dies

     

    Park H. Adams 71 former Winter Haven publisher died today after a long illness. He was a native of Cape Girardeau, Mo coming here 1914 when he founded a publishing corporation which issued several newspapers. Several year later he moved to Tampa returning here 1933. He is survived by his widow Mrs. Agnes Adams of this city, three sons Park H. Adams Houston, Tx, Pvt. Antonio B. Adams Lowery Field Denver, Co, Pvt. John Q. Adams Sheperds Field, Tx. Three daughters Mrs. Essye Greathouse Tampa, Mrs. Queena Dahlgren Winter Haven, Mrs. Agnes Sagin Brownwood, Tx. Three sisters in Calf. Two of his sons, a son-in-law, and three grandsons are in the military service.

     

    Note: Cora, Nellie, Hattie and Lady Mae were his sisters. All his sisters not just the three mentioned ended up in California. The two sons that were in the service at the time of his death in 1942 were Tony and John Q (Nook). Park, Jr. was in WWI in the Navy per the census he was listed as a veteran and based on pictures we have of him in uniform in Winter Haven in the 40's I believe he was also in WWII even though it is not mentioned in the above obit and I'm not sure why??? The son in law is George Sagin. I am not sure who the three grandsons would be. One could be Donald Russell - Essmeralda's son with William Russell and another could be Robert Guy Greathouse "Guy" Essie's son with Robert Greathouse but I can not figure out who would be the third grandson. Ogarita had 2 children - 1 boy and 1 girl (I did have a third child Melvin Williams born 1921-1923 but am not sure where I got that info so deleted him) but mom always thought there was only 2 children and both were sick when they were young and died so I'm just not sure. The census also does not support more than the two children William P and Lillian. Queenas boys both died in childhood we know that. Park Jr married but did not have children. Albert never married. Agnes had Jean. Tony never married and Nook had Jack but he was too young in 1942. Any ideas who the third grandson is??? I believe that the obit was incorrect.

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    1910 Census Cape Girardeau, 3rd Ward, Cape Girardeau Co, Mo pg. 165A April 30, 1910

    Dwelling #378 620 Jefferson Ave.

     

    Adams Park H. WM39 M1 19 years Mo Mo In Editor Printing Office Rent House

    Agnes Wife WF39 M1 # of children 8/7 Mo Germany Germany

    Ogarita Dau WF12 S Mo Mo Mo

    Queena Dau WF10 S Mo Mo Mo

    Park H. Jr. Son WM 8 S Mo Mo Mo

    Albert H. Son WM 6 S Mo Mo Mo

    Agnes Dau WF 4 S Mo Mo Mo

    Anthony B. Son WM 2 S Mo Mo Mo

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    1920 Census Tampa, Hillsborough Co, Fl pg. 151A Jan 15, 1920

    Dwelling #337 1211 Platt St.

     

    Adams Parks H. R WM49 M Y Y Mo Mo Mo Commerical Taylor Bundy Co.

    Agnes Wife WF48 M Y Y Mo Germany Germany German

    Albert H. Son WM16 S Y Y Mo Mo Mo

    Agnes Dau WF14 S Y Y Y IL Mo Mo

    Anthony B. Son WM12 S Y Y Y Mo Mo Mo

    John O. Son WM10 S Y Y Y Mo Mo Mo

     

    More About Park Horatio Sr. Adams:

    Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Tampa, Hillsborough Co, Fl

    Death Cetificate Number: 14?? Polk Co, Fl (Vol. 10??6)

     

    On Birth Certificate for daughter Agnes dated March 2, 1906 shows Park as a Sales Agent for National Cash Register

     

    In 1926, a hurricane struck Florida that - if it were to happen today - would cause $100 billion in damage, notes Roger Pielke Jr., with the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

     

    History of Early Florida

    The Resettlement Administration's summary of the factors which led to the distressed condition of many Florida farmers must be read as having particular application to the unfortunates who were lacking in one or all of those qualifications for successful farming. The summary follows:

     

    "During the years of 1924 and 1925 Florida was experiencing one of the biggest real estate `booms' in its history. It was at this time that farm land prices rose and labor became so scarce that large numbers of farmers felt they would make more money by selling their farms for speculation and working in the small towns where labor was very scarce. This continued until the fall of 1925. The farmers lost their farm holdings and the economic balance of their farms was completely reversed.

     

    "In the fall of 1925 the bottom fell out, or the `boom' broke, so to speak, and since work ceased within the cities the farmers were forced to return to their farms. Most of them had been subdivided by some real estate promoter or had been sold several times, thus causing the farmers considerable delay and expense in obtaining their farms again and replacing the crops and fruit trees.

     

    "This adjustment was getting well under way by 1927, but in the fall of that year Florida received another hardship, which was the hurricane. This did the greatest damage that had ever been done within the state. Farm homes, crops, fruit trees, and other types of development were demolished, or put out of commission for several months. In the early fall of the next year the 1928 hurricane followed in the same tracks. It was not quite so strong, but enough to ruin the crops and destroy a large number of houses, barns, etc.

     

    "This about depleted the farmers of all their operating capital, and most of them had gone in debt heavily to rebuild and repair their homes. The banks were the main source of credit for rebuilding the state agricultural disaster. Furthering their hardships was the failure of the banks. This began in 1928, and, as we all know, many were closed by the end of 1929. The banks had been the lifesavers for the agricultural crisis but now there were no hopes from them.

     

    "The prospects for all crops were increased by the beginning of the next year, but then came the fruit fly which swept all of South Florida and parts of North Florida. In the counties where the fruit fly was found it was necessary that all fruit and vegetables be destroyed. This again unbalanced farm economics for that year.

     

    "It again left many farmers depleted of cash and there were no banks or people willing to loan, or had the money to loan, to refinance these farmers.

     

    "Conditions were again headed towards normal when Florida suffered the most severe freeze it had had since 1896. This was in the winter of 1931-32. Crops were completely killed to the lowest point of the state and for most farmers this was the last straw. Following this freeze was another, not quite so severe but enough to throw hundreds of other farmers out of business.

     

    "The above factors, among many other general economic factors, led to Florida's lowest point in agricultural production and to thousands of farmers being left without operating credit, and, in many cases, without homes."

     

    For the rehabilitation of the unfortunate farm families, chiefly Negroes, who were hardest hit by the factors recited, Resettlement Administration has done effective work, reaching some 7,000 beneficiaries who have been put on their financial feet by loans of Federal funds, taught improved methods of farming and of home-making, tumble-down cabins have been replaced by neat bungalows with modern conveniences and these people have got a new start on the road toward whatever independence they are able to achieve and maintain.

     

    Before proceeding northward, we swing eastward again to Dade City, seat of Pasco County, an important cross-roads through which almost all motorists pass on the way to Tampa or St. Petersburg from Jacksonville and Northeast Florida. The town takes its name from Major Dade, U. S. A., famed in Florida annals as the victim of an Indian massacre. In the Seminole war of 1835 Major Dade and his command of 110 men were ambushed by the Indians and all but three were slaughtered, a few miles north of the little city which now bears his name.

     

    Info from ancestry.com:

     

    Park Adams obituary info

    Author: Diane Bland Date: 25 Nov 2000 9:22 AM GMT

     

    Park and Agnes Adams are buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Tampa FL (Hillsborough Cty) I have this info from Tombstones Park b.12 26 1870 d. 7 6 1942 Agnes b.11 18 1872 d. 2 12 1950 I know family lived in Polk County Fl I have other info if you check this messge I will try to help.

     

    I am granddaughter of Esmerelda,I am trying to find info also . Park and family are on 1900 MO Census SD12 ED25 sheet 25 family in FL abt 1914 see 1920 FL census SD1 ED40 sheet 20 I use public library computers

     

     

    Here are some of the US statistics for 1904. The year is 1904...one hundred years ago. What a difference a century makes!

     

    The average life expectancy in the US was 47 years.

     

    Only 14% of the homes in the US had a bathtub.

     

    Only 8%of the homes had a telephone.

     

    A three-minute call from Denver to New York City cost $11.00.

     

    There were only 8,000 cars in the US, and only 144 miles of paved roads.

     

    The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

     

    Alabama, Mississippi, Iowa, and Tennessee were each more heavily populated than California. With a mere 1.4 million residents, California was only the 21st most populous state in the Union.

     

    The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower. The average wage in the US was 22 cents an hour.

     

    The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year.

     

    A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year, a dentist $2,500 per year.

     

    A veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year. A mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.

     

    More than 95 percent of all births in the US took place at home.

     

    Ninety % of all US physicians had no college education. Instead, they attended medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press and by the government as substandard.

     

    Sugar cost four cents a pound.

     

    Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.

     

    Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.

     

    Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used borax or egg yolks for shampoo.

     

    Canada passed a law prohibiting poor people from entering the country for any reason.

     

    The five leading causes of death in the US were.

    1. Pneumonia and influenza

    2. Tuberculosis

    3. Diarrhea

    4. Heart disease

    5. Stroke

     

    The American flag had 45 stars. Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Hawaii, and Alaska hadn't been admitted to the Union yet.

     

    The population of Las Vegas, Nevada, was 30!

     

    Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented.

     

    There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.

     

    Two of 10 US adults couldn't read or write. Only 6 % of all Americans had graduated high school.

     

    Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at corner drugstores. According to one pharmacist, "Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health." (Shocking!)

     

    Eighteen percent of households in the US had at least one full-time servant or domestic.

     

    There were only about 230 reported murders in the entire US.

     

    And I forwarded this from someone else without typing it myself, and sent it to you in a matter of seconds! Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years ... it staggers the mind.

     

    Per Agnes Astholz Birthday Book in Christie's possession verified dob, place born and dod.

     

    More About PARK HORATIO ADAMS, SR.:

    Burial: Woodlawn Cemetary in Tampa Florida

     

    iv. HENRY ARTHUR ASTHOLZ, b. September 22, 1872, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO; d. February 10, 1931; m. ANNIE MAENERS, September 06, 1894, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO; b. 1871, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO.

     

    Notes for HENRY ARTHUR ASTHOLZ:

    Note: Mechanic. Lived in Washington D.C. during WWI.

    Note: Arthur and Anna lived in Anna's mom's home.

    Note: 1880 census in CG, CG, MO, Arthur is 7.

     

    Note: 1900 CARBONDALE CITY CENSUS PAGE 8

    N. EAST STREET - House #154, Dwelling #387, Family #400

    MAYHEW, Sylvester, head, Feb 1855, age 45, md 19yr, VA, unk, unk, Car Inspector, R.R.

    MAYHEW, Cynthia C., wife, Apr 1862, age 38, md 19yr, 3ch, 3 lv, IL, unk, unk, None

    MAYHEW, Fannie, dau., Oct 1883, age 16, IL, VA, IL, At School

    MAYHEW, Inez, dau., Nov 1885, age 14, IL, VA, IL, At School

    MAYHEW, Ross, son, July 1887, age 12, IL, VA, IL, At School

    ASTHOLZ, Arthur, boarder, b mo blank, 1873, age 27, md 1yr, IL, unk, unk, Machinist R.R. Shops

    MASON, Herbert, boarder, b mo blank, 1874, age 26, IL, unk, unk, Brakeman, R.R.

    SHILLA, Matthew, boarder, b mo blank, 1872, age 28, KY, unk, unk, Brakeman, R.R.

    LEGG, Frank, boarder, b mo blank, 1875, age 25, IN, unk, unk, Engineer, R.R.

    GILL, James, boarder, b mo blank, 1878, age 22, IL, unk, unk, Fireman, R.R.

     

    Left school at about age 13 and in 7th grade and got a job. In later years he regretted his lack of education and took several correspondence courses in math. Arthur worked in a foundry and eventually became a very good mechanic.

     

    When he was young he and "some of the boys" used to go swimming in the river even diving from the top of ferry boats. When his mother learned of that she worried greatly over it for fear of what she might hear next. Once he had his hand caught in some machinery and a joint of one finger was amputated and another finger was badly mangled.

     

    In 1894 Arthur married Annie Maeners in the parlor of Annies family home on S. Lorimer. The couple lived most of their lives in Annies family home.

     

    During World War I, they lived in Washington, D.C. where Arthur worked in the shipyards.

     

    He had one child Arthur "Artie" who married twice but never had children.

     

    Note: Name, date of birth/death/marriage is based on Astholz family bible records. I have a copy in my possesion.

     

    Note: Amalia Astholz wrote a family history in 1959. I have a copy in my possession.

     

    Per Agnes Astholz Birthday Book in Christie's possession verified dob and place born. Shows dod as Jan 11, 1931

     

    Notes for ANNIE MAENERS:

    Note: Name and marriage is based on Astholz family bible records. I have a copy in my possesion.

     

    Note: Amalia Astholz wrote a family history in 1959. I have a copy in my possession.

     

    v. ALFRED HENRY ASTHOLZ, b. January 23, 1874, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO; d. December 22, 1902, Hoopeston,Vermilion, IL; m. LOUISE ALMYRA HOWE, January 12, 1899, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO; b. Abt. 1878, Winsor, Canada.

     

    Notes for ALFRED HENRY ASTHOLZ:

     

    Note: Went by the name of "Fred."

    Note: 1880 census in CG, CG, MO, Fred is 6.

    Note: Baptised and Confirmed in the Lutheran Church

     

    Note: Amalia Astholz wrote a family history in 1959. This is an excerpt:

     

    I have little recollection of Fred at home. He left home at an early age and I fear got in the habit of roughing it. He seems to have had a "roving foot" and mother said she never knew where his next letter might come from. They ususally were from somewhere out west. It seems he could never stay put, but worked at one place long enough to have fund to go on or if no funds he managed to go anyway. Sometimes he would stop at Aunt Lizzie's in Colorado or Aunt Anna Mueller's in Columbus, Nebraska. A western citizen once visiting in the Cape told Mother he had been in their town for a long time and being a likeable person they had hoped to keep him there, but that restless foot took him on. He spent some time in Cripple Creeks during the "Wild West" days. Once the family learned of an awful catastrophe at a mine where Arthur had been working and for a long time his mother thought he must have died. Months later a letter from Alfred came from another location that said he had left that town shortly before the accident.

     

    When the Spanish American War was declared, he enlisted in the Army and went to Cuba where he was in the battles of San Juan Hill and El Caney. When he came home from the service his health was very poor and he spent time recuperating from a tropical fever he had suffered from the poor food in the army.

     

    While in camp in Florida before going to Cuba, he sent home two small alligators. One soon died, the other we named Gen. Safter and had him in a pen for quite a while, but he finally escaped. We always thought he muct have made his way down to the pond and that some day we might see a grown reptile, but we saw no more of him.

     

    In 1899 he married Louise Howe of Winsor, Canada. They had a baby but the child did not live.

     

    He became a brakeman on a run from Chicago to Danville, Illinois. On December 22, 1902, while leaving his train to go to the station for orders, he failed to see a train coming in the opposite direction and was killed instantly. Louise came to visit at our home agter Fred was gone, but a few years later we learned of her remarriage.

     

    Peculiar coincidence in the fall of 1943, I was going from St. Louis to Toledo to spend a week-end with Virginia who was visiting Tone and Joe. (Anthonia Astholz and Joe Goldbaum). Due to an accident on the line ahead, our train was held up for six hours at that very station at Hoopeston, where Fred was killed.

     

    Note: Name, date of birth/death/marriage is based on Astholz family bible records.

     

    History of the fire department - Cape Girardeau

    And recorded on June 11, 1883: To Ernst Schaefer for repairing nozzle for hose, $6; June 9, 1884: M. Eswein for services, $1.50; F. Hanny for beer, $2; Wm. Paar for secretary service, $11; Feb 8, 1886, John Greib, $2, and Alfred Astholz, $3, for keeping up fires in engine room during January.

     

     

     

    Notes for LOUISE ALMYRA HOWE:

    Note: Louise Howe was from Winsor, Canada. She remarried after Alfred died in 1902.

     

    Note: Name and marriage is based on Ashtolz family bible records in my possesion

     

    Note: Amalia Astholz wrote a family history in 1959. I have a copy in my possession.

     

    vi. ADOLPHINE HELENA ASTHOLZ, b. September 09, 1875, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO; d. October 02, 1876, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO.

     

    Notes for ADOLPHINE HELENA ASTHOLZ:

    Note: Name, date of birth/death is based on Astholz family bible records. I have a copy in my possesion.

     

    Note: Amalia Astholz wrote a family history in 1959. I have a copy in my possession.

     

    vii. ALEXANDER ADOLPH ASTHOLZ, b. March 26, 1877, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO; d. October 23, 1934, St. Louis, Missouri; m. HELENA KUELMER, January 04, 1900, Jackson, Cape Girardeau, Missouri; b. February 1880, Jackson, Cape Girardeau, Missouri; d. Bef. 1934.

     

    Notes for ALEXANDER ADOLPH ASTHOLZ:

    When an infant had a very severe case of whooping cough. One night after a bad attack the doctor was called and pronounced him dead. Being in the middle of the night the udnertaker was not called, but Grandmother Brandes "laid him out." Sometime later, in passing she laid her hand on Ollie and as she did she thought she felt a quiver. Taking him into her arms she wrapped him in a wool blanket and proceeded to rub him until he began to breath again. On her way home after daylight she met the doctor starting his rounds. When she told him that Ollie was alive he though she had lost her mind but ran to see.

     

    As a child things were always happening to Ollie. As a small boy he broke his arm and sometime later broke the other one. Once at a 4th of July he was badly burned playing with powder.

     

    Ollie had been very much in love with Mellie McClure of a well to do farm family in Illinois. It was evidently mutual and for a year or two the family expected it to end happily ever after and never quite understood why it didn't.

     

    He married Helen Kuelmer in a pretty home ceremony at her parents home in Jackson. They had three children .

     

    Note: Name, date of birth/death/marriage is based on Astholz family bible records. I have a copy in my possesion.

     

    Per Agnes Astholz Birthday Book in Christie's possession verified name, dob and place born. Dob is different than family bible and lists as March 26, 1876. Will leave 1877 per family bible.

     

    Note: Amalia Astholz wrote a family history in 1959. I have a copy in my possession.

     

    Note: Find a Grave website says date of death is 1934

     

    More About ALEXANDER ADOLPH ASTHOLZ:

    Burial: Old Lorimier Cemetary, Cape Girardeau, Missouri

     

    Notes for HELENA KUELMER:

    Note: Died at about 60 years of age.

     

    Note: Name and marriage is based on Astholz family bible records in my possesion

     

    Note: Amalia Astholz wrote a family history in 1959. I have a copy in my possession.

     

    viii. ANNA BELLA ASTHOLZ, b. October 12, 1878, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO; d. December 01, 1937, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO; m. WILLIAM D. GODEFRAY, July 29, 1900, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO; b. 1870, Albany, New York.

     

    Notes for ANNA BELLA ASTHOLZ:

    At the same time Annabell was born, there was another baby in the womb that was half developed. It had been conceived 4 and 1/2 months before. This is very

    rare, but the Astholz's didn't want any Doctors doing research on it.

    Anna was a beautiful girl and always doing for others. She was a very loveable person and had many friend and beaus. She taught school for several years, first in country schools, then in the town school.

     

    In her late teens Anna was engaged to Otis Miller , a very good looking medical student and they planned to marry after his graduation. He was a prominent families son of the county and a favorite nephew of a prominent lawyer.

     

    Then she met Will Godefry. Her mother used to say she was "hypnotized" by him. They were married at a home ceremony on July 29, 1900. He gave her some lovely diamonds and fine beautiful clothes. Ann was not always happy though. Will was very dictatorial and of a jealous disposition even though she never gave him cause to be.

     

    After a few years of marriage they moved to Spokane Washington where Will became a realtor.

     

    They had two boys William and Charles.

     

    After more than a year of poor health, Ann died in 1937 of complications of ailments. "Tone" and cousin Helen spent the last few months with her. The funeral was followed by cremation and her ashes were buried in the family lot of the old Lorimer Cemetary.

     

    Note: Name, date of birth/death/marriage is based on Ashtolz family bible records in my possesion

    Note: Amalia Astholz wrote a family history in 1959. I have a copy in my possession.

    Note:

    1880 census in CG, CG, MO, Anna is 1 yrs old.

    1900 census in CG Township, CG, MO. Anna is 21 years old.

     

     

    Per Agnes Astholz Birthday Book in Christie's possession verified dob and place born.

     

    More About ANNA BELLA ASTHOLZ:

    Burial: December 1937, Old Lorimer Cemetary Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO

     

    Notes for WILLIAM D. GODEFRAY:

    His family was Episcopalian, so Ann, Amalia and Messie joined the Episcopal church.

     

    Note: S.Roberts shows dob as Birth: ABT 1880 in Britt, Hancock, Ia

     

     

    ix. ASTHOLZ, b. October 12, 1878, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO; d. October 12, 1878, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO.

     

    Notes for ASTHOLZ:

    This child was born only half developed, the same day Annabell was born. The doctors think she was conceived 4 and 1/2 months before.

     

    Note: Amalia Astholz wrote a family history in 1959. I have a copy in my possession.

     

    x. AUGUSTA ASTHOLZ, b. August 18, 1880, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO; d. September 01, 1880, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO.

     

    Notes for AUGUSTA ASTHOLZ:

    Note: Name, date of birth/death is based on Astholz family bible records in my possesion

     

    Note: Amalia Astholz wrote a family history in 1959. I have a copy in my possession.

     

    xi. ANTHONIA ANNA EMILIE ASTHOLZ, b. October 12, 1881, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO; d. January 29, 1958, Sylvania, Ohio; m. JOSEPH GOLDBAUM, August 12, 1902; b. April 22, 1876, Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas; d. July 02, 1965, Toledo, Lucas, Ohio.

     

    Notes for ANTHONIA ANNA EMILIE ASTHOLZ:

    When Tone was small she and Messie were often mistaken for twins but they only looked alike in build. In the early years their mother would dress them alike probably because it was easier. When she was twelve Tone had a period of religious fervor and wanted to be confirmed in the Lutheran Chruch. . For a time Tone went to the Lutheran School and was confirmed at age 13. Confirmation was always held on Palm Sunday with Communion the follwing Thrusday. There had to be a white dress, possibly of Challis and a second day dress. After that the whole family went to dinner and gave presents. There was always a class party at one of the homes and each one had to ahve and autograph album in which all the others wrote those memorable verses.

     

    Tone was always romantic. She had a notbook of sentimental quotations she had copied from hither and yon. Next to Ann, she was the prettiest of the family and never lacked for beaus or friends. As girls at home , Tone usually got out of doing the things she didn't want to do. At times she would start in and clean the shole house and then woe to anyone who walked across her freshly scrubbed floor.

     

    Tone told her sister Messie secretly that she was going to elope on the following Wednesday with Joe. Messie was skeptical and did not take her seriously since Tone had always spoken of eloping. She Messie because she needed white gloves and a few extra things since she did not have a trouseau. She wore a little black and white lawn dress that she made herself of five yards of material at 3 cents per yard. The whole dress cost fifteen cents!

     

    In mid-afternoon they phoned from Jackson that they had married and wanted Messie to tell "Papa." He was quite hurt at first, but after a bit accepted it as something he could do nothing about. When Tone and Joe came to the house later that evening, Tone was disappointed that they were readily welcomed. They stood at the gate and asked "may we come in?" Tone had hoped that there would be something like "never darken my door again," to be followed by tearful reconciliations.

     

    Joe was a nephew of Neuman Erb, who built the railroad from St. Louis to Memphis, The offices at that time were at Cape and Joe was of that force. Joe and Tone started their married life in Cape girardeau but when Mr. Erb sold that line and acquired interest in the Pere Marquette, they were transferred to Milwaukee and then later to Toledo.

     

    Joe came from a very wealthy Jewish family and owned his own rail car. Always most considerate of Tone, he bought her beautiful clothing.Tone was very generous and did many lovely things for others, a habit which grew stronger over the years. She would send her niece Agnes Adams her clothing once she tired of them, and Agnes always had beautiful new clothing and was dressed to the nines.

     

    Joe and Tone were happily married for over fifty years. They had no children.

     

    Tone was sick for several months and died January 29, 1958 in Sylvania, Ohio.

     

    Note: Name, date of birth/death/marriage is based on Astholz family bible records. I have a copy in my possesion.

     

    Note: Amalia Astholz wrote a family history in 1959. I have a copy in my possession.

     

    Note: Picture of Joe and Tone is on Montney.org

     

    Per Agnes Astholz Birthday Book in Christie's possession verified dob and place born. Shows name as Antonie

     

    Notes for JOSEPH GOLDBAUM:

    Was a nephew of Neuman Erb, who built the railroad from St. Louis to Memphis, The offices at that time were at Cape and Joe was of that force. Joe and Tone started their married life in Cape girardeau but when Mr. Erb sold that line and acquired interest in the Pere Marquette, they were transferred to Milwaukee and then later to Toledo.

     

    Joe came from a very wealthy Jewish family and owned his own rail car. Always most considerate of Tone and bought her beautiful clothing. They were married for over fifty years.

     

    Note: Name and marriage is based on Astholz family bible records. I have a copy in my possesion.

     

    Note: Amalia Astholz wrote a family history in 1959. I have a copy in my possession.

     

    Social Security Number: 5 FEB 1937 702-05-9898

     

    Per Agnes Astholz Birthday Book in Christie's possession verified name, dob and place born

     

    xii. ARTOMIESE LOUISE ASTHOLZ, b. May 02, 1885, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO; d. May 21, 1885, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO.

     

    Notes for ARTOMIESE LOUISE ASTHOLZ:

    During the pregnancy of Artomiese, Augusta (her mother) was under great stress. Henrich was very ill with a carbuncle (what is now a large boil) on his neck. For days his recovery seemed doubtful. It is understandable with several small children and a sick husband the stress that Augusta must have been under. Despite all that is said about worries having no effect on the unborn when the baby came they would not let Augusta see it. Artomiese was born with an awful sore on the neck and shortly choked to death.

     

    Note: Name and date of birth is based on Astholz family bible records. I have a copy in my possesion.

     

    Note: Amalia Astholz wrote a family history in 1959. I have a copy in my possession.

     

    Per Agnes Astholz Birthday Book in Christie's possession verified dob as Nov 19, 1899 and she was born in Detroit Michigan.Shows date of death as March 25, 1900. Also gives middle name of Louise. Will leave dates I have based on family bible records.

     

    xiii. ALBERT FRIEDRICH ASTHOLZ, b. October 31, 1886, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO; d. October 12, 1948, West Palm Beach, Florida; m. (1) MABEL VENETIA PILLET, November 27, 1909, Spokane, Spokane, Wa; b. January 25, 1890, Florida; d. November 1980, San Gabriel, Los Angeles, California; m. (2) BERTHA F. GILPATRICH, April 20, 1928, West Palm Beach, Florida; m. (3) RUTH, Bef. 1946, West Plam Beach, Florida.

     

    Notes for ALBERT FRIEDRICH ASTHOLZ:

    Jim was a very loveable lad and very good looking. As a small boy he had beautiful curls that his mother took pride in shaping around her finger. As was the custom then, he wore kilt suits until he became of school age. He probably had a better education than the other boys in the family and a better sense of business. When a school boy, he got a job as a special delivery boy at the post office and then helped there in other areas. In his late teens he worked as a clerk at the First National Bank and was generally though older than his years. He went out to Spokane to visit Ann and there got a job with a wholesale fruit company as a bookkeeper.

     

    While in Spokane he met Mabel Pillet who was visiting her sister Mrs. Simson. The next year in the fall of 1909, Mabel came out from her home in Indiana to be married which they were on November 27, 1909. They had three daughters on one son but not a happy marriage. They were just not compatible. Mabel grew careless of everything but a good time, careless of her home and personal appearance. They moved to Florida and were divorced.

     

    Jim had a heart attack and recovered. Then October 12, 1948 he died on the gold course.

     

    Note: 1900 census in Cape Girardeau Township, CG, MO. 13 years old.

     

    Note: Name, date of birth/death/marriage is based on Astholz family bible records. I have a copy in my possesion.

     

    Note: Amalia Astholz wrote a family history in 1959. I have a copy in my possession.

     

    Sources:

     

    Title: 1900 Census in Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO

    Page: Cape Girardeau Township

    Text: 13 years old.

    Title: 1930 Census in Palm Beach, Palm Beach, FL

    Note: Albert F. is 42 years old, living with wife Bertha.

     

    from ancestry.com WWII draft registration

    Name: Astholz, Albert Frederick

    Birth Date: 31 Oct 1886

    Birth Place: Cape Girardeau MO

    City/County: Salt Lake City# 3

    State: UT

    Ethnicity: W

     

    Per Agnes Astholz Birthday Book in Christie's possession verified dob and place born.

     

    Notes for MABEL VENETIA PILLET:

    Note: Name and marriage is based on Astholz family bible records. I have a copy in my possesion.

     

    Note: Amalia Astholz wrote a family history in 1959. I have a copy in my possession.

     

    Note: infomration from http://www.familysearch.org

     

    U.S. Social Security Death Index

    Mabel ASTHOLZ

    Birth Date: 25 Jan 1890

    Death Date: Nov 1980

    Social Security Number: 262-34-4438

    State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: Florida

    Death Residence Localities

    ZIP Code: 91775

    Localities: San Gabriel, Los Angeles, California

    Death Benefit Localities

    Zip Code: 91775

    Localities: San Gabriel, Los Angeles, California

     

     

    xiv. ARTOMIESE ADOLPHINE ASTHOLZ, b. January 27, 1888, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO; d. July 04, 1956.

     

    Notes for ARTOMIESE ADOLPHINE ASTHOLZ:

    Note: Name and date of birth/death is based on Astholz family bible records. I have a copy in my possesion. Her death is listed as Artomiese Astholz so I believe she never married since all her other siblings had their married names included. Also, was not married by 1917 per info below she would have been 29.

     

    Note: Mesie was a notary public

    Information from The Cape Rock Gazetteer ~ Source Material

    Abstract of Title

    Out Lots 50 and 51

    Cape Girardeau, MO

    Grant, Bargain and Sell, Convey and Confirm. All of lots Six (6), Seven (7), and Eight (8) in Block Four (4) of Giboney Houck's Fourth Subdivision to the City of Cape Girardeau. Missouri.

    Contains covenant of general warranty against the lawful claims and demands of all persons whomsoever. Witness hands, as follows.

    Louis Houck

    Mary H. Giboney Houck

     

    Acknowledged on the 28th day of July, 1917, by the said Louis Houck and Mary H. Giboney Houck, his wife, as their free act and deed; before Mesie Astholz, a Notary

     

    xv. AMALIA (MOLLIE) EMELIA HELENA ASTHOLZ1,2,3,4, b. August 13, 1883, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, Mo4; d. March 16, 1965, Plattsburgh, Clinton, Ny4; m. WILLIAM FORREST SMITH5,6,7,8, November 17, 1909, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, Mo9,10; b. September 28, 1876, Stoddard,Stoddard,MO; d. 1944, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO.

     

    Notes for AMALIA (MOLLIE) EMELIA HELENA ASTHOLZ:

    [Mollie.FTW]

     

    Amalia Astholz wrote a family history in 1959. I have a copy in my possession.

     

    1900 census in CG Township, CG, MO. Amalia is 16.

    1920 census in CG, CG, MO. Married with 3 children. 36.

     

    Note: living next door to her parents.

     

    Note: Name, date of birth/marriage is based on Astholz family bible records. I have a copy in my possesion.

     

    Note: Amalia Astholz wrote a family history in 1959. In the family history she has the sequence of her name as Amalia Emelia Helena Astholz. I have a copy in my possession.

     

    Excerpt from family history about herself.

    " According to family records born on Thrusday, August 13, 1883. Christened Amalia, Emelia, Helena. It was is seemd at that time God parents were though quite important. I had two, a Mrs. Harting for one and for and Aunt I was named Emelia.(Emelia Brandes) I knew her very little except that occasionally I was sent to take her one of my mothers coffee cakes. Helena was for my Grandmother Brandes. Amalia was for a Mrs. A. Bader and she seemed a most important God Mother, for she was giving me a nice gift on evey occasion. I didn't go to the German school as my older sisters and brothers did, but entered grade school at the ol Lorimier school at the age of six and finished the 8th grade there at 12. The next fall I entered the Normal School, the name of which was changed a year or two later to Southeast Missouri Teachers College. I received my diploma, a life teaching certificate before I was 17. It was not "cum laude" not anything approcahing it, but my Mother felt a certain pride in the fact that I was the youngest ever to have completed the course, tho I had often wished I might have gone another year."

     

    More About AMALIA (MOLLIE) EMELIA HELENA ASTHOLZ:

    Record Change: November 14, 200310

     

    Notes for WILLIAM FORREST SMITH:

    Note: Name and marriage is based on Astholz family bible records. I have a copy in my possesion.

     

    [Mollie.FTW]

     

    William Forrest Smith's middle name is for Nathan Bedford Forrest, a famous

    Civil War soldier who was one of the first heads of the Ku Klux Klan.

    One of William's uncles (on his dad's side) rode with Nathan Bedford Forrest.

     

     

     

     

    More About WILLIAM FORREST SMITH:

    Record Change: September 14, 200310

     

     

    3. EMELIA2 BRANDES (HENRY1) was born 1836 in Cape Girardeau,Cape Girardeau,MO, and died 1895 in Perrysville, Missouri. She married EDWARD THILENIUS Abt. 1878 in Missouri. He was born March 1848 in Cape Girardeau,Cape Girardeau,MO.

     

    Notes for EMELIA BRANDES:

     

    Birth: ABT APR 1850 in Cape Girardeau,Cape Girardeau,MO

    LDS Baptism: 6 NOV 1993 Temple: LANGE

    Note: Emelia and her husband, Edward Thilenius had five boys and one daughter.

     

    1860 census in CG, CG, MO p112 says Emelia is 9.

    1900 Census in Perrysville, Perry, Missouri Anna (Emelia's sister) is living with her

     

    Father: Henry BRANDES b: SEP 1817 in ,Grandeau,Hanover,Germany

    Mother: Helene SCHLUETER b: 16 SEP 1818 in ,Scheswick,Brunswick,Germany

     

    Marriage 1 Edward THILENIUS b: MAR 1848 in Cape Girardeau,Cape Girardeau,MO

    Married: ABT 1878 in ,,MO

    Sealing Spouse: 5 MAR 1997 in LANGE

    Children

    Arnold THILENIUS b: JUL 1879 in Perryville,Perry,MO

    Theodore R. THILENIUS b: APR 1882 in Perryville,Perry,MO

    Helen THILENIUS b: JUN 1883 in Perryville,Perry,MO

    George E. THILENIUS b: DEC 1886 in Perryville,Perry,MO

    Edward THILENIUS b: AUG 1892 in Perryville,Perry,MO

    THILENIUS b: in Perryville,Perry,MO

     

    Per Agnes Astholz Birthday Book in Christie's possession verified dob and place born. Also shows name spelled as Emelie

     

    Notes for EDWARD THILENIUS:

    Name: Edward THILENIUS

    Sex: M

    Birth: MAR 1848 in Cape Girardeau,Cape Girardeau,MO

    LDS Baptism: 17 JUN 1989 Temple: SLAKE

    Endowment: 1 JUL 1989 Temple: SLAKE

    Sealing Child: 3 JUL 1989 Temple: SLAKE

    Note: He was a Miller.

     

    Marriage 1 Emelia BRANDES b: ABT APR 1850 in Cape Girardeau,Cape Girardeau,MO

    Married: ABT 1878 in ,,MO

    Sealing Spouse: 5 MAR 1997 in LANGE

    Children

    Arnold THILENIUS b: JUL 1879 in Perryville,Perry,MO

    Theodore R. THILENIUS b: APR 1882 in Perryville,Perry,MO

    Helen THILENIUS b: JUN 1883 in Perryville,Perry,MO

    George E. THILENIUS b: DEC 1886 in Perryville,Perry,MO

    Edward THILENIUS b: AUG 1892 in Perryville,Perry,MO

    THILENIUS b: in Perryville,Perry,MO

     

    Children of EMELIA BRANDES and EDWARD THILENIUS are:

    i. ARNOLD3 THILENIUS, b. July 1879, Perryville,Perry,MO.

     

    Notes for ARNOLD THILENIUS:

    Name: Arnold THILENIUS

    Sex: M

    Birth: JUL 1879 in Perryville,Perry,MO

    LDS Baptism: 17 JUN 1989 Temple: SLAKE

    Endowment: 1 JUL 1989 Temple: SLAKE

    Sealing Child: 3 JUL 1989 Temple: SLAKE

    Note: !BIRTH: Family history written by this individual's cousin.

    Note: IGI 1993 edition version 3.02

     

    Father: Edward THILENIUS b: MAR 1848 in Cape Girardeau,Cape Girardeau,MO

    Mother: Emelia BRANDES b: ABT APR 1850 in Cape Girardeau,Cape Girardeau,MO

     

     

    ii. THEODORE R. THILENIUS, b. April 1882, Perryville,Perry,MO; m. ARABELLE THIERET, 1905; b. 1885.

     

    Notes for THEODORE R. THILENIUS:

    ID: I182

    Name: Theodore R. THILENIUS

    Sex: M

    Birth: APR 1882 in Perryville,Perry,MO

    LDS Baptism: 17 JUN 1989 Temple: SLAKE

    Endowment: 1 JUL 1989 Temple: SLAKE

    Sealing Child: 3 JUL 1989 Temple: SLAKE

    Note: Family history written by this individual's cousin Amalia.

    Note: IGI 1993 edition version 3.02

    Note:

    Marriage information is from the Perry county marriage records, book 7 page

    204.

     

     

    Father: Edward THILENIUS b: MAR 1848 in Cape Girardeau,Cape Girardeau,MO

    Mother: Emelia BRANDES b: ABT APR 1850 in Cape Girardeau,Cape Girardeau

     

    iii. HELEN THILENIUS, b. June 1883, Perryville,Perry,MO.

     

    Notes for HELEN THILENIUS:

    Father: Edward THILENIUS b: MAR 1848 in Cape Girardeau,Cape Girardeau,MO

    Mother: Emelia BRANDES b: ABT APR 1850 in Cape Girardeau,Cape Girardeau,MO

     

     

     

    iv. GEORGE E. THILENIUS, b. December 1886, Perryville,Perry,MO.

    v. EDWARD THILENIUS, b. August 1892, Perryville,Perry,MO.

    vi. THILENIUS.

     

     

    4. HERMAN2 BRANDES (HENRY1) was born July 20, 1856 in Cape Girardeau,Cape Girardeau,MO.

     

    Notes for HERMAN BRANDES:

    Herman married and moved to Carydan, Kentucky. They had three boys, Arthur,

    Fred and Ollie and two girls, Helen and Virginia. Some living in Henderson,

    Kentucky.

    Note: 1860 census in CG, CG, MO says Herman is 5.

     

    Father: Henry BRANDES b: SEP 1817 in ,Grandeau,Hanover,Germany

    Mother: Helene SCHLUETER b: 16 SEP 1818 in ,Scheswick,Brunswick,Germany

     

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown

    Children

    Arthur BRANDES b: in Carydan,,KY

    Fred BRANDES b: in Carydan,,KY

    Ollie BRANDES b: in Carydan,,KY

    Helen BRANDES b: in Carydan,,KY

    Virginia BRANDES b: in Carydan,,KY

     

    Per Agnes Astholz Birthday Book in Christie's possession verified dob and place born.

    Children of HERMAN BRANDES are:

    i. ARTHUR3 BRANDES, b. Carydan, Kentucky.

    ii. FRED BRANDES, b. Carydan, Kentucky.

    iii. OLLIE BRANDES, b. Carydan, Kentucky.

    iv. HELEN BRANDES, b. Carydan, Kentucky.

    v. VIRGINA BRANDES, b. Carydan, Kentucky.

     

     

    5. ANNA2 BRANDES (HENRY1) was born October 04, 1858 in Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and died December 30, 1931. She married HENRY A. MUELLER Abt. 1881 in Missouri. He was born May 03, 1858 in Magdeburg Germany, and died Abt. 1891 in Columbus, Platte, Nebraska.

     

    Notes for ANNA BRANDES:

    Name: Anna BRANDES

    Sex: F

    Birth: ABT 1857 in Cape Girardeau,Cape Girardeau,MO

     

    From the family history written by Mollie Astholz:

    Anna ("Tante") married Henry Mueller and lived for a few years in Columbus, Nebraska. There he died abt 1890 leaving her with three small children.

     

    Sources:

    1860 Census in Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO Page: p112 is 2 years old.

    1870 Census in Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO Anna is 13.

    1880 Census in Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO: 23 and single. Living with sister Augusta.

    1900 Census in Perrysville, Perry, Missouri Anna is living with her brother-in-law Edward and Sister Emelia. She is 41. 2 children, 2 living.

    1920 Census in Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO Anna is 62 and widowed.

     

    Census for 1890 in Columbus,Platte,NE was destroyed in a fire

     

    Father: Henry BRANDES b: SEP 1817 in ,Grandeau,Hanover,Germany

    Mother: Helene SCHLUETER b: 16 SEP 1818 in ,Scheswick,Brunswick,Germany

     

    Marriage 1 Henry MUELLER b: ABT 1857 in ,,of MO

    Married: ABT 1881 in ,,MO

     

    Children

    Helen MUELLER b: ABT 1881 in Columbus,Platte,NE

    Gertrude MUELLER b: ABT 1883 in Columbus,Platte,NE

    Werner MUELLER b: 14 APR 1885 in Columbus,Platte,NE

     

    Note: Brandes family picture in possession

     

    From an autograph scrapbook of Agnes Astholz in possession of Christie - I have a copy in my possession: A page of the book is written in German and signed Anna (Brandes) Mueller April 1889 in Columbus Nebraska. Mima will translate it.

     

    Per Agnes Astholz Birthday Book in Christie's possession verified dob and place born.

     

    Notes for HENRY A. MUELLER:

    From an autograph scrapbook of Agnes Astholz in possession of Christie - I have a copy in my possession: This is an excerpt written by him:

    Be as happy and lighthearted and gay as those (and he points to a bird with chicks in a nest - picture in the book) and see in all clouds their silver lining. Your Uncle H.A. Mueller Columbus Nebraska March 31st 1889.

     

    From the family history written by Mollie Astholz:

    Anna ("Tante") married Henry Mueller and lived for a few years in Columbus, Nebraska. There he died abt 1890 leaving her with three small children.

     

    That means that he signed the autograph book and died less than a year later at the age of 33.

     

    IM 6-1-04 with Krys Oller about Census of 1890 in Columbus,Platte,NE

    Oller IN [7:20 PM]: Alabama, Minnesota, Ohio, District of Columbia, New Jersey, South Dakota, Georgia, New York, Texas, Illinois, North Carolina

    Oller IN [7:20 PM]: these are the only 1890 census

    Oller IN [7:21 PM]: Nebraska not listed

    LazyOaksCottage [7:21 PM]: so if Nebraska is not listed and that's where they lived they would not have been counted?

    Oller IN [7:22 PM]: they were probably counted for but there was a fire that distroyed them

    Oller IN [7:22 PM]: those are just parcell listings

    LazyOaksCottage [7:23 PM]: parcell listing meaning property?

    Oller IN [7:23 PM]: I don't know

     

    Per Agnes Astholz Birthday Book in Christie's possession verified name, dob and place born. Not sure of spelling of the city of birth. Had info that dod was abt 1890 but would need to be end of 1991 since Werner was born Aug 1 1892.

    Children of ANNA BRANDES and HENRY MUELLER are:

    i. HELENE3 MUELLER, b. July 31, 1887, Columbus, Platte, Nebraska.

     

    Notes for HELENE MUELLER:

    Title: 1900 Census in Perrysville, Perry, Missouri

    Note: Living with mom, Werner, and uncle Edward and Aunt Emelia. 11.

    Title: 1920 Census in Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO

    Note: Helen is 32 and single. Living with her widowed mother.

     

    Per Agnes Astholz Birthday Book in Christie's possession verified dob and place born.

     

    ii. GERTRUDE AGNES MUELLER, b. December 24, 1889, Columbus, Platte, Nebraska; d. 1893, Nebraska.

     

    Notes for GERTRUDE AGNES MUELLER:

    Note: Beautiful child, died of diptheria at age 3

     

    Per Agnes Astholz Birthday Book in Christie's possession verified dob and place born and dod. Also, verified middle name of Agnes.

     

    iii. WERNER MUELLER, b. August 01, 1892, Columbus,Platte,NE; d. April 1967; m. SOPHIE.

     

    Notes for WERNER MUELLER:

    From ancestry.com

    Name: Werner MUELLER

    Sex: M

    Birth: 14 APR 1885 in Columbus,Platte,NE

    Death: APR 1967 in ,,NE

    Note: Social Security Index #508-36-1967

     

    1900 Census in Perrysville, Perry, Missouri

    Note: Werner is 8.

     

    Stephanie has birthdate as Aug 1891 in Columbus, Platte, Nebraska. This would mean that she was pregnant with Werner when Henry died but the family history from Mollie does not support this. It says that he died leaving her with 3 small children.

     

    Per Agnes Astholz Birthday Book in Christie's possession verified dob and place born. This verifies info above from Stephanie

     

     

     

    Endnotes

     

    1. 1900 Census in Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO, Cape Girardeau Township.

    2. 1920 Census in Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO.

    3. Mollie is 46, living with her family and sister Messie.

    4. Mollie.FTW, Date of Import: Apr 20, 2004.

    5. 1900 Census in Richland Township, Stoddard, MO.

    6. 1920 Census in Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO, Cape Girardeau City.

    7. William is 53, living with his family and sister-in-law, Messie.

    8. Mollie.FTW, Date of Import: Apr 20, 2004.

    9. State of Missouri Marriage License. County of Cape Girardeau..

    10. Mollie.FTW, Date of Import: Apr 20, 2004.

     




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