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The Kornmeyer Paternal Family Line

 

While recently  in Salt Lake City at the Family History Library, I made a quick sojourn into the Kornmeyer family line. If you have been reading my blog you may remember that the Kornmeyers are my husbands paternal line. The first of this line to arrive in the United States was Martin Kornmeyer and his family in October 1850. They had left from the Grandduchy of Baden.as noted in the “Katholisch – Böhringen, Konstanx, Baden” (Catholic Church records)in 1848.

Böhringen

Located in the southern most reaches of Baden,  Böhringen may be found just north west of Konstanz, approximately 10 miles.

Leading west out of Lake Constance is the Rhine River. Munich is northeast of Konstanz.

Josephus Kornmeyer

During my research I found record in “Katholisch – Böhringen, Konstanz, Baden” recording the marriage record for Josephus Kornmeyer and Cecelia Froehlin on 05 May 1735. Then the following children entrants can be found subsequently  by year of the christening.

  • Maria Ursula 02 September 1736
  • Maria Helena 14 March 1738
  • Nicholus 08 December 1740
  • Gregorius  28 February 1743
  • Francisca 26 February 1746

Many entrants in the Catholic Parish records after 1800 show the parents of the bride and groom, this is one way to trace the family line back but this one prior to the 1800 only records the couple and the date. Finding Josephus  and Celcelia parent’s was to take a little more sleuthing.

I was assuming that Josephus was born between 1705 and 1715.

  • I searched the Parish records for Josephus christened during that time period in Böhringen.
  • I searched the Parish records for Josephus christened during that time period in neighboring parish Friedingen
    • Josephus Kornmeyer christened 22 March 1706 son of Gregorius Kornmeyer and Eva Muellerin
    • Josephus Kornmeyer christened 27 July 1706 son of Jacobu Kornmeyer and Maria Bieggerin.

Which couple if either are the parents of our Josephus Kornmeyer? That is a question to be solved another day.

Gregorius Kornmeyer

The following rather poor copy is Josephus and Cecelia’s son Gregorius’s christening in Böhringen, 28 February 1743.


 

 

Gregotius Kornmeyer married Anastatia Martinin 24 April 1765. The following children were christened in “Katholisch – Böhringen, Konstanz, Baden”according to their records to Gregorious Kornmeyer and Anastastia (or Anna Maria) Martinin:

  • Joseph
  • Joannes Baptista
  • Ignatios
  • Ana Maria
  • Maria Ana
  • Victoria
  • Josephus
  • Ignaious
  • Anastatia
  • Phillippus Jacobus  b. 1777 m. 1804 Waldburga Meyer d. 13 April 1824
  • Joannes Georgius
  • Fidelis  b.22 April 1782 m. 09 June 1817 Anna Maria Winier d. 20 Aug. 1857
  • Simon  b. 25 October 1783  d. 10 Dec. 1854

Phillippus Jacobus Kornmeyer

In the records of Böhringen, dated from 1818-1885 I have seen the family pages for Phillip  and his brother Fidel.

Phillip and his wife Waldburga Meyer had 13 children.  Number 5 was Martin b. 18 October 1811.

He had a sister Anna Maria b. 19 Jan 1822 who married a Pius Fahr 15 Nov 1847 in Böhringen

She and Pius have the following:

  • Teressia b. 14 Aug. 1849 Berndorf Rheinland Prusia
  • Dionis b. 08 Dec.  1851 Berndorf Rheinland Prusia d. 05 January 1852
  • Dionys b. 10 April 1853 Gottmadingen Konstanz Baden
  • Lenard b. 1856 Gottmadingen Konstanz Baden m. 22 February 1884 Sophie Fahr
  • Josef b. 18 March 1861 Gottmadingen Konstanz Baden
  • Bernard b. 10 Sept 1863 Gottmadingen Konstanz Baden

What I find interesting is that Berndorf is 480km from Gottmadingen Konstanz Baden. and you see by the map above that Gottmadingen is only 7 miles from Böhringen.

So question for the relatives is “did Anna Maria and her husband start out with Martin and his family for America?”

What about the 1848 Baden Revolution?

 

 

52 Ancestors~ Lewis P. Good

This week after quite a hiatus I am back to working on my husbands family lines. Lewis (Louis) P. Good (Goode) was my husbands paternal 4X great grandfather, His daughter Josephine married Joseph Kornmeyer. Lewis was born in France in 1815. Doing the math from his gravestone I place his birth on May 15 1815. From family stories Lewis was born in France near the Germany French border in a town called Rahafa (?).
There is an area known as the Imperial Territory of Alsace-Lorraine which has changed hands throughout history. After the Franco-Prussian wars it became part of Germany. A large portion of the Alsace population spoke German and kept the German traditions where as the larger population of the Lorraine area were French speaking. France long maintained that its border with Germany should be maintained by the Rhine River but Kaiser Wilhelm and his advisors wanted the western expansion from the Rhine that had been developed during the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alsace-Lorraine

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So when Lewis Good immigrated from this area, prior to 1850 (exact date unknown at this time), he was coming from France. When his children were asked after the 1870 US Census where their father was born it may be listed either as France, Germany or Fr. Germany.

Lewis Good married Mary Elizabeth Richards sometime around 1834. Mary or Elizabeth is shown as also being born in France on any census where she herself is enumerated.  Their first of 9 children Mary Good was born  about 1835 in Oneida  county New York State followed by Louisa in 1837, Lewis N. 1839, John 1841, Charles 1843, Peter R. 1845, Josephine 1848, Catherine 1851, and Frank in 1855.

Lewis Good lived continuously in the Boonville area of Oneida County New York from 1835 until his death in 1860

In the 1860 US Non population Census taken in June just 2 months before his death we find this listing. (Click on images to enlarge.)

1860 Non Population Census pg, 1

1860 Non Population Census pg, 1

1860 Non Population census pg.2

1860 Non Population Census pg.2

50 Acres improved, 33 Acres unimproved, $1660 cash value of farm, $50 value of farming implements and machinery,  3 milk cows, 2 working oxen, 5 other cattle, 5 sheep, 2 swine, $284 value of livestock, Produced during the year:50 bushels of rye, 100 bushels of oats, 100 bushels of irish potatoes. 10 bushels of barley, 200 lbs of butter,  6 tons of hay, $80 value of animals slaughtered

Lewis died August 15, 1860 at 45 years 3 mos.

Louis Good Saint Johns Catholic Chrisoton Cemetery Hawkinsville, Oneida County, New York, USA Added by: Joseph Pfeiffer Jr to Findagrave.com

Louis Good
Saint Johns Catholic Chrisoton Cemetery
Hawkinsville, Oneida County, New York, USA
Added by: Joseph Pfeiffer Jr to Findagrave.com

52 Ancestors – Nehemiah Thomas Case and Lavina Lucus

Week 37 – Large Family. Amy Johnson Crow challenges us , “So let’s feature an ancestor who had a large family or who was a member of a large family.”
It has been a while since I have done a story on my husbands line so this weeks blog is on a Kansas farmer with a very large family, that of Nehemiah Thomas Case and his wife Lavina Jane Lucus. They are my husbands 2x great grandparents.

Nemiah Thomas Case Family

Nehemiah Thomas Case Family about 1905

Nehemiah was born 24 June 1836 in Ohio. The first record I have found for Nehemiah is the 1850 US Census Jefferson County Illinois. This shows Nehemiah T. Case, 13 years of age and living with John D. Westcott and Family. I did a quick check to find out what was Westcott’s wife’s maiden name. It was Willis, so no known association there.

1850 US Census Jefferson County Ohio

1850 US Census
Jefferson County
Ohio

The next time we find Nehemiah in the Civil War records, he enlisted in Company E 1st (State of) Illinois Cavalry. He was mustered in on 8 Aug. 1861 a resident of Hillsboro. His original company served as guards for supply trains and depots. His record indicates that he was captured at Lexington Missouri. To learn more about what happened at Lexington MO visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Battle_of_Lexington

Nehemiah was mustered out of the Cavalry on 14 July 1862 .

In 1866  Nehemiah marries Lavina Jane Lucus in Illinois. Nehemiah was 15 years older then Lavina. Their first child of record was born Charles Wesley(#1) on 24 November 1867 in Nebraska. A daughter Ellen(#2) or Ella was born 18 October 1869 also in Nebraska.  The 1870 US Census shown below listed Nehemiah as Thomas M. Case but Lavina, Charles, and Ellen are a match.

1870 US Census Pawnee County Nebraska

1870 US Census Pawnee County Nebraska

The following year Eva(#3) is born 9 February 1871, followed by George Washington(#4). George being my husbands great grandfather. A son Frances(#5) is born on 10 March 1874 and sadly died 5 months later 16 August 1874. Their next child is a daughter named for her mother, Lavina Jane (#6) born 23 April 1875. Lavina Jane is the last child to be born in Nebraska. The Family has moved to Kansas by 1877 where a son is born and named for his father Nehemiah Thomas(#7). In April of 1880 another daughter Mary Elizabeth(#8) is born.

1880 US Census Elk Creek Township Republic County Kansas

1880 US Census
Elk Creek Township Republic County Kansas

You can see here that Mary Elizabeth is 2 months old on the day the census was taken at Elk Creek township in Kansas.

In February of 1882 Ina(#9) was born, and in January of 1884 a son John W. (#10) joined the family.

In the 1885 Kansas State census the family is located in Highland Township in Washington County Kansas.

1885 Kansas State Census Highland Township Washington County

1885 Kansas State Census Highland Township Washington County

The following January 1886 Lavina gives birth to Benjamin(#11). The first born Charles Wesley is 19 and out on his own.

Lavina continues to have children. Next in line is Arthur E. (#12) born in December of 1888.

In 1889 Nehemiah enrolls as a Civil War Veteran where his residence is listed as Walnut, Crawford County, Kansas.

Kansas Enrollment of Civil War Veterans

Kansas Enrollment of Civil War Veterans

In June of 1891 daughter Hellen(#13) is born. She is shown in the 1900 U.S. Census and as Nellie in the 1895 Kansas State census.

The next child I have a record of is Zelina Dora(#14) born in May of 1893.

The Kansas State Census in 1895  for the N.T. Case family shows only five children at home.

1895 Kansas State Census Victor Osborn County

1895 Kansas State Census
Victor Osborne County

Our next Federal census is 1900 and we see that Lavina has given birth to 16 children and 13 are still living. Lavina was only 48 years old in 1900. They had been married 33 years. Only six children are living at home in this 1900 census, so 7 are out on their own and 3 have died. I am missing two that apparently did not survive childhood long enough to he counted in a census.

Nehemiah dies 18 November 1904 at the age of 68. Considering how many children Lavina gave birth to, it is amazing she lived to the age of 71. Lavina died in 1922.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

52 Ancestors- #44- Ina Case

Ina Mae Case

Ina Mae Case

 

My husband’s grandmother was Ina Mae Case born 14 May 1900, to George and Myrtus (Rudy) Case in Osborn County Kansas.

1900 US Census Liberty, Osborne County, Kansas

1900 US Census
Liberty, Osborne County,
Kansas

In the 1905 Kansas State Census the George Case Family is located in  Liberty, Kansas(remember to click on images to enlarge).

1905 Kansas State Census Liberty, Osborne County

1905 Kansas State Census
Liberty, Osborne County

The family continues to grow and by the 1910 US Census we see Ina’s mother has had nine children with eight still living, you would think that was enough.

1910 US Census Osborne County, Kansas

1910 US Census
Osborne County, Kansas

But by the 1920 US Census, Myrtus has two more children the last being Anna who was born in 1914. Myrtus died in 1916 when Ina was just 16.

Ina (second from left) school photo

Ina (second from left) school photo

Ina and her older siblings take over mothering the baby Anna. I do think that Myrtus probably died in childbirth after so many children.

1920 US Census Waldo, Russell County, Kansas

1920 US Census
Waldo, Russell County, Kansas

When  Ina graduates high school and finds herself still unattached she goes to work as a teacher, which was typical of the time. This is where Roy O. Kornmeyer literally falls into her life. They are married 11 June 1920 in Russell, Kansas. 19 May 1922 their son is born and they name him after his father. Ina does not have any other children but continues to lend a hand taking care of her baby sister. Roy junior and Anna grow up only eight years apart in age.

Times were definitely changing for families in middle America. Families were starting to get smaller. Women were working outside the home.

Ina Case on Tractor

Ina Case on Tractor

And children were moving off the farms and working in town. Ina and Roy were an example. They moved to Salina where Roy worked as an Auto Mechanic. When World War II came along they both worked in the airplane factory working on the planes being built to fight in the war. Ina was quite proud of the work she did. For a time after the war Ina continued working outside the home, she worked in a dress shop when they lived in Yuba City and also at the exchange on Beale Airforce Base, this was in the 1950’s.

Wherever their son moved to, Roy and Ina followed. They were a constant in their grandchildren’s lives. When Roy and Ina decided that Roy should retired they tried living several different places and about 1964 settled in Kingman, Arizona. Four years later they talked their son, and his wife, into moving there. Ina’s  sister Anna even moved to Kingman in the 1980’s until after her husband Lester died, then she moved back to Kansas near her brothers.

Ina Mae (Case) Kornmeyer May 2000

Ina Mae (Case) Kornmeyer
May 2000

Ina continued having an impact in her grandchildrens lives. Ina died just one month short of her 101 birthday on 26 April 2001.

 

 

52 Ancestors~#40 Roy Otis Kornmeyer the first

Did you miss me? I retuned from a week of working on genealogy at the Salt Lake City Family History library, and immediately got sick. Then there was Christmas to get ready for and my sister and genealogy research partner has been here. I’m now so behind that there is little hope of catching up, but will try.

My husband’s namesake and grandfather is my feature ancestor this week. To enlarge any picture just click on the picture.

Roy O. Kornmeyer

Roy O. Kornmeyer

Roy was born 20 March 1897 to Fredrick and Laura (Tabler) Kornmeyer in Kansas. He had two brothers and three sisters.

1900 US Census finds Roy (3) in Russell county Kansas at home with Fred Kornmeyer (30) a farmer, born in New York his wife Laura (30) born in Missouri, Roy’s older brother Clarence (5) and younger brother Howard, just 6 months old.

1900 United States Federal Census-12

In the 1910 US Census Roy is now 13. And the family now shows two sisters Wilma who is 6 and Alma who is 16 mos. old. Clarence is now 15 and Howard is 10. Alma’s twin Ida died 5 February 1909 at about 1 1/2 months.

1910 US Census Waldo, Russell County Kansas

1910 US Census
Waldo, Russell County
Kansas

Roy Kornmeyer and Motorcycle 1912YaleIn 1919 Roy was working as a handyman electrician. One day while working in the attic at a one room school he fell through the ceiling into the classroom were Ina Mae Case was teaching.

US World War 1 draft Registration card

US World War 1 draft Registration card

They were married  11 June 1920 in Russell Kansas. The census that year was taken early on 6 January 1920 and shows Roy Kornmeyer (22) a boarder in the home of an Alice Cade. Roy is shown as single and working as a machinist at a garage.

1920 US Census Luray, Russell County Kansas

1920 US Census
Luray, Russell County
Kansas

Their one and only child was born 19 May 1922 in Luray, Kansas.

The 1930 census finds the Roy Kornmeyer family living in Salina, Kansas. Roy(33) a mechanic in a garage, Ina(29) his wife, and their son Roy Jr. (7). The census in 1930 asked if the family owns a radio. They did not. This census also asks the value of the home, and if they own or rent. The value they placed on their home was $2853 and they indicated they owned their home. Roy Jr. is indicated to have attended school in the past year.

1930 US Census Salina, Saline County Kansas

1930 US Census
Salina, Saline County
Kansas

Here are two city directories for Salina Kansas that shows Roy working as a mechanic.

1937 Salina Kansas City Directory

1937 Salina Kansas City Directory

1941 Salina Kansas City Directory

1941 Salina Kansas City Directory

 

 

 

 

 

 

When the 1940 US Census was taken Roy(43) is shown indexed incorrectly as Ray O Rahmeyer, Ina  (39) and Roy O. Jr. (17).

1940 US Census Salinas, Saline County, Kansas

1940 US Census
Salinas, Saline County,
Kansas

When WWII was going Roy and Ina were working in Wichita Kansas for Boeing and then moved out to LA in California and they both at Lockheed in Burbank. After the war they moved back to Wichita and they went back to working for Boeing. After the war about 1947 the family moved to Yuba City California where Roy worked as a mechanic for  Frank Morgan in Marysville, where they sold Tucker and Studebaker. Later he went to work for a company that sold Nash cars as a mechanic.

Dave, Roy Sr., Roy 111, Ina Kornmeyer

Dave, Roy Sr., Roy 111, and Ina Kornmeyer

Then in 1956 the family moved to Placerville, California and for a time Roy and Ina lived in Pollock Pines.

Roy and Ina Kornmeyer circa 1955 Yuba City

Roy and Ina Kornmeyer
circa 1955 Yuba City

About 1960 Roy retired. He had been a mechanic and machinist all his adult life. When he retired they moved to Project City near Lake Shasta in northern California. Another move saw them to Apache Junction, Arizona and that was too hot for them so they relocated for the cooler climes of Kingman Arizona. In 1968 their son and his family joined them in Kingman.

Roy was always interested in cars, but kept the old 1956 Studebaker his Uncle had given him until about 1989. He son while also loving cars seemed to change cars as often as he changed socks. Roy taught his grandsons the ins and outs of cars and they developed a true appreciation for cars. His grandson said that  “he was a true mechanic, he would fix anything that was broken instead of buying a replacement. Like the time he riveted a new head on a broken ignition key for me. ”

The following is a quote from his son.

.. He was of course, a mechanic ever since he got married an left home. He loved to ride motorcycles when he was young. All old timers that are no longer made. Used to take me hunting and fishing all the time, when I was young. I once saw him put his arm down the cylinder of the engine block, lift it out and set it up on his bench, so he was  stouter than all get out. He was a good Dad, but didn’t hesitate to fan my drawers, if he thought I needed it (and I probably did). Don’t know what else to tell you. He was a good Dad.

Roy Kornmeyer died 30 January 1991 in Kingman Arizona. He is buried in Waldo Kansas.

Image from findagrave.com added by: Suz

Image from findagrave.com
added by: Suz

 

52 Ancestors- #37 George Case

George W. Case

George W. Case

This week I am writing about my husband’s paternal great grandfather. To enlarge any image just click on the image.

George Washington Case was born 21 October 1872 in Nebraska to Nehemial Thomas and Levina J. Case. In the 1870 US Census Thomas and Lavina were living in Pawnee county Nebraska.  By the 1880 US Census the family has moved to Elk Creek township in Republic County, Kansas where George is one of 7 children. In the 1885 Kansas state Census George (12 years old) is in Highland, Washington county, Kansas. When this photo was taken the last of 11 children had been born.

NEHIMA_1

The extent of George’s education according to the 1940 US Census was through the 7th grade. That was probably about 13 years of age. With all those brothers and sisters he was probably expected to work either on his fathers ranch or at a neighbors farm where he could contribute to the family income.

On 19 March 1895 George Case marries Myrtus Mable Rudy the daughter of Samuel and Anna (Clutter) Rudy. They had eleven children. Matilda Velma was born in 1896, Valeria Maude born 1897, Georgian Violet born 1899, Ina May born 1900, Fannie Elizabeth born 1901, Vesta Arvilla born 1903, Elmer Ellsworth born 1906, Horace Gilbert born 1908, Ralph George born 1911. Samuel Paul born 1913, Anna Esther born 1914.

Back row Paul, Ina, Violet, Ralph, & Elmer Front row Matilda, Anna, Papa, Maude, Vesta, Fannie & Horace. Salina Kansas

Back row Paul, Ina, Violet, Ralph, & Elmer
Front row Matilda, Anna, Papa, Maude, Vesta, Fannie & Horace. Salina Kansas

From the 1900  through the 1910 US Census we find George and Family living in Osborne county Kansas. Where he is farming his own place.

1900 US Census Liberty, Osborne county, Kansas

1900 US Census
Liberty, Osborne county, Kansas

1905 Kansas State Census Liberty, Osborne County, Kansas

1905 Kansas State Census
Liberty, Osborne County, Kansas

1910 US Census Valley, Osborne County, Kansas

1910 US Census
Valley, Osborne County, Kansas

According to the 1910 census Mrytus at that time  had given birth to 9 children 8 of which were still living. Looking at the birth years she had a child every year except between Vesta and Horace. There we see a gap between Vesta and Elmer and again between Elmer and Horace. In one of those gaps is where she more then likely lost a child.

Mrytus died 19 September 1916 and was buried in Waldo Kansas. Their youngest, Anna, was only 2 years old.  Did Mrytus die in childbirth or just too worn out from all those births? Anna the last child was raised mostly by her older sisters. Along with their own children. She was not much older then some of her nieces and nephews.

From 1916 and through the 1925 Kansas State Census we have George living in Waldo, Russell county Kansas. In the 1920 census he is working as an Electrician for a Light Company. In the 1925 Kansas census he does not have an occupation nor is he looking for work.

1920 US Census Waldo, Russell County, Kansas

1920 US Census
Waldo, Russell County, Kansas

1925 Kansas State Census Waldo, Russell county

1925 Kansas State Census
Waldo, Russell county

In the 1930 US Census we find him in Sublette Haskell County Kansas. Here we find George working for an Oil Company.

1930 US Census Sublette Haskell County, Kansas

1930 US Census
Sublette Haskell County, Kansas

In the 1940 US Census George is still living in Sublette.

1940 US Census Sublette, Haskell County Kansas

1940 US Census
Sublette, Haskell County Kansas

When George dies 09 October 1954 he is in Clay Center Kansas. He also is buried in Waldo, (now shown as Osborne County) Kansas.

George Case’s grandson wrote the following when I asked him about his grandfather Case.

He liked to own land and used to tell me that if I had two nickels to rub together, to buy land with one of them. He was generous to a fault when I was around him, and liked to help people out. He came from a fairly large family, and I never knew much about his background.

When Granddad died, he left all his money to the girls and all his land to the boys. Mom also inherited the mineral rights to a section of land, down by Walsenburg CO, but I have no idea what ever happened to that.

Paul, Ralph, Grandpa Case, Elmer, and Horace

Paul, Ralph, Grandpa Case, Elmer, and Horace

52 Ancestors ~#34 Philipp Kornmeyer

My husbands 4x great grandfather Phillip Kornmeyer was born and lived his life in Baden Germany, in the agriculture lands on the shore of Lake Constance. The parish records for Boehringen, Konstanz, Baden documents the birth marriages and deaths for local families from 1728 -1900.

I found Phillippus Kornmeyer when I was looking for his son Martin who was the first in my husbands line to immigrate from Germany to the United States. This is a copy  that I made from the microfilm at the Salt Lake City Family History Library.

Martin Kornmeyer Christening 18 Oct. 1811 Boehringen, Baden Germany

Martin Kornmeyer
Christening 18 Oct. 1811
Boehringen, Baden Germany

I have exactly zero language skills. But I understand that this record indicates that Martin who was born on the 18th of October was christened the following day. Martin Kornmeyer, father Philipp Kornmeyer, mother Waldburga Mayer. Having found the birth record for Martin I went browsing for other family members on this same film. In the Kornmeyer listings some were listed as Kornmeier so Philipp (Philippus) Kornmeyer (Kornmeier) and a Nothburger Meyerin (Mayer) have three children. Josephus christened on 29 November 1804, a Joseph christened on 8 January 1807, and Johannes born on 9 July 1810. On a Marriage record for a Katarina Kornmeier to Joseph Uhl 28 April 1824, Katharina’s parents are listed as Philipp Kornmeier and Nothburga Mayer. Then in 1811 Martin is born and the mother is listed as Waldburga Mayer. Philipp and Waldburga go on to have Maria Anna born  2 July 1812, Theresia born 8 Febuary 1813 (died 8 March 1814) Theresia born 9 July 1814 (died 6 August 1814), and Rosa shown born 30 May 1819 ( died 24 Sept. 1843).The next listing was for a Josephus born 8 Jan 1816 to Philipp Kornmeyer and Walburga Nothburga Mayer. Later I found a listing for this Joseph Kornmeier. It is a complete family record.

Joseph Kornmeier Family Record Boehringen, Baden, Germany

Joseph Kornmeier
Family Record
Boehringen, Baden, Germany

Click on image to enlarge. Here we see that Josephs father (Vater) is listed as Philipp Kornmeier, mother (Mutter) is Nothburga Mayer. and date of birth is listed as 8 January 1816.  So at first I thought that Philipp had at least two different wives. But now I think they were all the same person and sometimes she went by her first name and sometimes she went by her middle name. The only spanner in the whole works is the Mayer family listings for Boehringen shows a Nothburga Mayer christened on 23 May 1778 and a Walburga Mayer 22 May 1778. Both parents for these two listings is Joannes Mayer and Maria Ursula Hirlingin. So my question is are Walburga Mayer and Nothburga Mayer one in the same, twins, or just sisters?

Would love to have your comments and thoughts.

From looking back at the possible parents for Philipp I found a Philipp Jacobus Kornmeier christened on 30 April 1777 in Boehringen, Baden, Germany.  Vater was Gregorus Kornmeier and mutter Anastasia Martinin. Now that’s another story for another time.

52 Ancestors ~ #25 Fredrick Joseph Kornmeyer ~ First Generation American

Well I had this blog just about finished and while correcting my horrific spelling I accidently deleted the whole thing, grrrrrr! So here goes, again.

Fredrick Joseph Kornmeyer

Fredrick Joseph Kornmeyer

Fredrick Joseph Kornmeyer was born in 7 July 1867 to Joseph and Josephine (Good) Kornmeyer in Hawkinsville, Oneida county New York. Joseph from an earlier blog was shown as being born in Boehringen, Baden, Germany. Josephine born in New York was the daughter of Lewis P. and Mary (Richards) Good both from France.  Now we should find the family in the 1870 census, but I have had no luck to date. We do have a daughter born Mary Louisa to Joseph and Josephine on 26 December 1871. Unfortunately she dies on 2 May 1872, as shown on findagrave.com in the St John’s Catholic Chrisoton Cemetery, Hawkinsville, New York. The following year on the 19 June 1973 their third child George Lewis is born. Now the story I was told is that Joseph was working on the St. Lawrence River, hauling freight on the river with a team of mules or oxen pulling the canal boat along from the towpath. Now the St. Lawrence is quite a distance from Hawkinsville. Closer to their home is the Black River Canal, which can lead into the Erie Canal.

Black River at Hawkinsville, New York http://www.nyroute28.com/towns/boonville.php

Black River at Hawkinsville, New York
http://www.nyroute28.com/towns/boonville.php

That looks like quite a formidable river in winter. I wonder if he could have been working along the towpath on the Black River Canal, when he fell into the river and came down with pneumonia? Subsequently Joseph died from pneumonia on 13 October 1873.  Now George was only 4 mos. old and Fredrick was  just 6 when they lose their father.

The next piece of evidence in this story for Fredrick is found on findagrave.com, in that same cemetery where Mary Louisa Kornmeyer is buried. We find this stone for George. I personally can not read the date and I have not as yet visited this cemetery but it is indexed with a death year of 1874. Could it actually be 1884?

George Lewis Kornmeyer son of J & JK Kornmeyer died 28 June 1874 Added by: Joseph Pfeiffer Jr

George Lewis Kornmeyer
son of J & JK Kornmeyer
died 28 June 1874
Added by: Joseph Pfeiffer Jr at findagrave.com

Another three years later Josephine herself gets pneumonia and on 27 August 1877 she too dies. Fredrick is barely 10 years old and both of his parents are gone. The family story is that Fredrick and his brother go and live with a relative of Josephine possibly  a Good.  So, was that George Lewis or was there another brother. Until I can locate Fredrick and whom ever in his family in the 1870 and 1880 census, I can not resolve this.

The family story goes on to tell of Fredrick moving west with the Fred Good family. What year, we can not be sure, but the story continues with  Fredrick as a young man working on two separate cattle drives from Texas to Colorado. It is during one of those cattle drives that he meets Laura Tabler in Great Bend, Kansas.

Laura Tabler

Laura Tabler

On 19 December 1893 Fredrick Joseph Kornmeyer marries Miss Laura Ellen Tabler in Great Bend, Kansas.

Now this is another time I wish the 1890 US census had survived. As it were the first census we have for Fredrick is not until the 1895 Kansas State Census.

1895 Kansas State Census Fairview, Russell county, Kansas

1895 Kansas State Census
Fairview, Russell county, Kansas

In this census for Russell County, Kansas we find Fred Kornmeyer (25 years old) born in New York and having moved from New York to Kansas and  working as a Farmer. Laura (25) born in Kansas. Clarence (6 months old) born in Kansas.  It is known that Clarence was born on 21 October 1894. Notice two doors up is a F.J. Good and family. Could this be the family member that Fredrick came west with? While it shows F.J. Good was born in New York it has him moving to Kansas from California. Hmmm!

So we do find the family in the 1900 census for Fairview, Russell county, Kansas. Fredrick (30) is a Farmer, Laura (30) is shown as born in Missouri, Clarence (5) born in Kansas, Roy (3) born in Kansas, and Howard (6 months)also born in Kansas. We still see the Good family two houses away but F.J. Good is shown as Frank Good in this census.

In 1902 there is the County map for Township 11 South Range 13 West. It shows Waldo, Kansas and highlighted is the Fred Kornmeyer 3/4 section with Frank Good in the section directly south. Also note a CE Tabler has that  remainder of the section where we find Fredrick.

1902 Waldo, Russell County, Kansas

1902 Waldo, Russell County, Kansas

24 May 1903 Wilma Kornmeyer is born in Waldo Kansas to Fredrick and Laura. On 20 December 1908 the couple celebrate the birth of twin girls Alma and Ida. Sadly less then two months later 5 February 1909 Ida dies.

From here until 1936 we have the census proof that Fredrick and Laura continued on working this same farm outside of Waldo, where they raised not only their five children but also cattle, and crops, which would have included alfalfa, corn, and wheat, which Fred faithfully rotated, being the  good farmer.

I am surprised that I have not found them in the 1940 census for they should be either there near Waldo or maybe they have already moved into Luray for Fred would be 73 and hopefully retired from the farm.

Laura (85) dies 30 December 1954 in Luray Kansas and  is buried in Waldo, Kansas. Fredrick (90) dies 24 September 1959 in Luray and is buried along with Laura in Waldo.

52 Ancestors ~ #22 Joseph Kornmeyer

Joseph Kornmeyer (2x great grandfather on my husbands paternal line) was born Dec. 7, 1840 in Baden Germany and christened in Boehringen, on Aug 27, 1840. His parents were Martin and Maria Ursula (Uhl) Kornmeyer. Joseph was part of generations of Kornmeyers that are listed in the Catholic Church there in Boehringen.

Joseph Kornmeyer

Joseph Kornmeyer

Map Boehlringen, Baden, German

Location Map Boehringen, Baden, German

This map shows the town circled in red.

The surrounding country side today is still farmlands. It is about 1 mile to the lake below and less then 6.5 miles to Lake Konstanz. Children born to Martin and Maria where: (1) Therese (1835), (2)Martin (1836), (3)Peter (1838), (4) Joseph, (5) Gabriel (1842), (6) Philipp (1844) and (7) Mathilda (1846).

Joseph was 8 in 1848 when the parish records state that the family left for America. His mother had either just died or died on the trip to Rotterdam, where they boarded the Ship Jane E. Williams, for an average 3 month voyage to New York, arriving on October 7, 1850. Wow two years to go from Baden Germany to New York. What hardships did they have on their travels? Were the docks swarming with travelers for the gold fields in California? Was there a lot of illness around them?  I would think that was quite the adventure for a 10 year old boy. I wonder if he was sorry they were leaving everything familiar for the hope of a better life in America?  From my own experience of moving when I was ten, I was quite angry  for several years, and we only moved about 200 miles.

Immigrant Ship

Immigrant Ship

 

In the 1860 Census for Boonville, New York we find Joseph (19) listed as a farmer the same as his father and the other members of the family. His father has married Rosa Jackle and  Joseph has a new sister listed as Amelia (11) born in New York and a new brother John (5) born in New York. The age for Amelia is probably off as is Phillip’s age which is also listed as 11 and he should be 16 while I would hazard a guess that Amelia is barely 10.

1860 US Census Boonville, New York

1860 US Census
Boonville, New York

In the 1870 census Joseph would be 30. But I have been unable to locate him He married Josephine Isabella Good  in 1868.

Josephine Isabella (Good) Kornmeyer

Josephine Isabella (Good) Kornmeyer

They had three children only one lived to raise a family of their own. Fredrick Joseph Kornmeyer was born July 7, 1869 in Hawkinsville, New York, Mary Louisa was born December 26  1871 and died a little over 4 mos. later on May 2, 1872.

 

Mary Louise Kornmeyer Daughter of Joseph and Josephine Kornmeyer source: Find a Grave photo by Joseph Pfeiffer Jr.

Mary Louise Kornmeyer
Daughter of Joseph and Josephine Kornmeyer
source: Find a Grave
photo by Joseph Pfeiffer Jr.

 

 

 

 

Their third child George Lewis Kornmeyer was born  19 June 1873.

Four months later Joseph Kornmeyer died  at 33 years of age on 13 October 1873.

Joseph Kornmeyer source: Find a Grave photo by Joseph Pfeiffer Jr.

Joseph Kornmeyer
source: Find a Grave
photo by Joseph Pfeiffer Jr.

 

 

 

His son George dies the following year on 28 June, 1874,

George L. Kornmeyer son of J & JL Kornmeyer source: Find a Grave photo by Joseph Pfeiffer Jr.

George L. Kornmeyer
son of J & JL Kornmeyer
source: Find a Grave
photo by Joseph Pfeiffer Jr.

 

and Josephine died three years later, 27 August 1877.

 

 

 

 

52 Ancestors – #18 Martin Kornmeyer – Original Immigrant

Tonight I thought I would work on my husbands line. The Kornmeyer family. My husband has been very accommodating with my interest in genealogy so I want to give a little back by highlighting Martin Kornmeyer the first of his line to immigrate to the United States.
Martin was born in Boehringen, Konstanz, Baden, Germany to Philipp and Waldburga (Meyer) Kornmeyer 18 Oct. 1811 as recorded in the Local Parish Book

Boehringen Germany Record Book

Boehringen Germany Record Book

It was very exciting for me when I found this film in Salt Lake City Family History Library back in 2005. It shows the mothers maiden name.

Martin Kornmier

Martin Kornmeyer

Since I do not read or write German, while looking through the films I had this cheat sheet to help with locating the records I was looking for.

Research Guide - German

Research Guide – German

Martin was one of 5 children I found born to Philipp and Waldburga. Of those 5 I only found 2 living to adulthood, Martin and  a brother Joseph born Jan 8, 1816 and who died Aug. 30, 1878.

In  Germany Martin marries Maria Ursala Uhl on May 20, 1833.  They have 7 children: Theresa born 1835, Martin b. 1836, Peter b. 1838, Joseph b. 1840, Gabriel b. 1842, Philipp b. 1844, and Mathida b. 1846.

The Boehringen accounts show that the Martin Kornmeyer family left for America in 1848. They Arrive in New York Oct. 7, 1850 on the Jane E. Williams out of Rotterdam.

Partial Passenger List Jane E. Williams out of Rotterdam

Partial Passenger List
Jane E. Williams
out of Rotterdam

Listed#24 Martin Kornmeyer, 38, M, Farmer, from Baden; Rosa Jackle, 28, F, from Baden; Theresa Kornmeyer, 15, F, from Baden; Martin Kornmeyer, 14, M, from Baden;Peter Kornmeyer, 10, M, from Baden; Jos. Kornmeyer, 10, M, from Baden; Gabriel Kornmeyer, 8, M, from Baden; Philipp Kornmeyer, 6, M, from Baden; Mathilda Kornmeyer, 4, F, from Baden. Maria Ursula is not included and there is no mention of her death on board during the sailing. It also took them two years to travel from Boehringen to New York. I looked for her death online in Germany and in the Netherlands  but have been unable to locate where and when she dies.

The first Census I have for Martins family in is the 1860 US Census.

1860 US Census Boonville, New York

1860 US Census
Boonville, New York

Here we see Martin Corneyer (49) a farmer born in Baden with a wife (40) also born in Baden, Teressa (23) born in Baden, Martin (24) b. Baden, Peter (23) b. Baden, Joseph (19) b. Baden, Phillip (11) b. Baden, Amelia (11) b. New York, and John (5) b. New York.

1875 New York State Census

1875 New York State Census

In the 1875 New York State Census we find Martin Kornmeyer (64)  born in Germany listed as a Farmer, a naturalized citizen his wife Rosa (54) also born in Germany, John (20) their son born in Oneida, Amelia (22) Daughter born in Oneida, Frank (14) son born in Oneida, and Anna B. (7) Grand daughter born in Oneida.

the 1880 US Census also shows the family in Boonville, Oneida County, New York

1880 US Census Boonville, New York

1880 US Census
Boonville, New York

Listed is Martin Kornmeyer (69)  a naturalized citizen still a farmer b. Baden as were both parents, his wife Rosa (59) Keeping House b. Baden as were both of her parents. Next we have Frank (19) son a Laborer b. New York and both parent b. Baden, Anna (13) neice at home born in New York and both of her parents b. Baden, John (7) grandson b. New York father listed b. Baden, mother b. New York.

Martin Kornmeyer dies 27 September 1882 in Hawkinsville New York  at 71 years of age.

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