Arthur Christian Mathias and Irma Emma Anna (Weiberg) Mathias

April 14, 2014

Arthur Christian Mathias was born on July 8th 1887 to Christian Mathias and Mary (Fetz) Mathias.

His father died on May 29th 1899. In the 1910 census he was living with his mother and was an engineer a brewery.
On January 16th 1917 he married Irma Emma Anna Weiberg. She was born on Juoly 9th 1892 in Evansville to Frederick Weiberg and Katharine (Blaul) Weiburg.

On October 2nd 1918 they had a daughter named Kathryn Mary Mathias.

In the 1920 census they were living in Evansville Ward 6, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. The household consisted of Arthur (32), Irma (27), and Katherine (1). Arthur was a city mechanician, a person trained in the design or production of machinery.

On May 24th 1920 they had twins Albert Christian Mathias and Arthur Frederick Mathias. On September 17th 1922 they had a daughter named Virginia Lee Mathias.

In the 1930 census they were living in Lake Wales, Polk County, Florida. The household consisted of Arthur (42), Irma (37), Catharine (11), Arthur (9), Albert (9), and Virginia Lee (7). Arthur was a superintendent at citrus groves.

Sadly on May 5th 1969, Irma Emma Anna (Weiberg) Mathias died. She was 76 years old.

Arthur Christian Mathias died on December 30th 1978. He was 91 years old.

Albert Charles Mathias, Mary Elizabeth (Ledbetter) Mathias, and Katherine (McNulty) Mathias

April 14, 2014

Albert Charles Mathias was born in August of 1880 to Christian Mathias and Mary (Fetz) Mathias.

His father died on May 29th 1899. In the 1900 census he was living with his mother and was a clerk.

On August 11th 1902 he married Mary Elizabeth Ledbetter. She was born on February 28th 1877.

In the 1910 census they were living in St. Louis Ward 16, Saint Louis City, Missouri. The hold consisted of Albert (28), Mary (30), their adopted daughter, Edna (9), a boarder named Harry New (25). Albert was a clerk at a Railroad.

Sadly on April 4th 1917, Mary Elizabeth (Ledbetter) Mathias died. She was 40 years old.

Later that year on October 10th Albert married Katherine McNulty. She was born in about 1887 to Patrick McNulty and Mary (Rogers) McNulty.

In the 1920 census they were living in Indianapolis Ward 4, Marion County, Indiana. The household consisted of Albert (38), Katherine (33), and Edna (19). Albert was a manager at an oil company. Edna was a telephone operator.
On October 3rd 1924 they had a son named Albert Charles Mathias.

In the 1930 census they were living in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. The household consisted of Albert (48), Katherine (43), and Albert (6).Albert was a supervisor for an employment industry.

In the 1940 census they were living in Warren, Marion County, Indiana. The household consisted of Albert (58), Katharine (52), Albert (16), Katharine’s mother, Mary McNulty (83), and Albert’s mother, Mary Mathias (79). Albert was a clerk at a wholesale oil company. Katharine was a manager at Journalist Company.

Sadly on March 20th 1941, Albert Charles Mathias died. He was 60 years old.

His son Albert Charles Mathias died in Yugoslavia. He was shot down on March 6th 1944. He parachuted out of his fighter and his group circled until he landed. He waved to the circling fighter but they had to leave because they were low on fuel. Although it was written that our armed forces were in the area within 24 hours, Albert’s body was never found. It was suspected that guerilla forces captured and killed them. He received the DFC and Purple Heart posthumously. He was declared dead two years old on March 6th 1946.

Katherine died in 1960.

Helen Gertrude “Dodo” (Sundermann) Fendel

April 14, 2014

Helen Gertrude “Dodo” Sundermann was born March 29th 1894 in Evansville to Frederick William Sundermann and Anna Katharina (Fetz) Sundermann. In the 1910 census she was a dressmaker and lived with her parents in Evansville. She was also written as Dodo on the census.

On November 25th 1912 she married Tony William Fendel. He was born on March 29th 1894 to John Fendel and Lena (Herscher) Fendel.

In the 1920 census they were living in Evansville Ward 6, Vanderburgh County, Indiana with Tony’s parents. The household consisted of John Fendel (64), Lena Fendel (52), Tony (27), and Gertrude (23). John was a laborer and Tony was a shipping clerk.

Sometime before the 1930 census, Tony and Helen divorced.

In the 1930 census she was living with her sister, Rose in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. The household consisted of Walter Weber (48), Rose Weber (46), and Helen Fendel (24). Walter was a retail merchant at a grocery store. Helen was a seamstress.

In the 1940 census she was still living with her sister Rose. They were living in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. The household consisted of Rose Weber (56) and Helen Fendel (44). Rose took over Walter’s job as a proprietor of a Retail Grocery Store. Helen became an operator bunch breaker at a Cigar Factory.

Sadly on December 29th 1892, Helen Gertrude “Dodo” (Sundermann) Fendel died. She was 88 years old.

Ralph Elmer Pritchett and Adeline “Ada” Norma (Sundermann) Pritchett

April 14, 2014

Adeline “Ada” Norma Sundermann was born on March 6th 1889 in Evansville to Frederick William Sundermann and Anna Katharina (Fetz) Sundermann. In the 1910 census she was living with her parents and was a dressmaker.

On September 25th 1912 she married Ralph Elmer Pritchett. He was born on July 29th 1889 to Frank and Louise Pritchett. Apparently his father was the former sheriff and police chief.

On August 22nd 1913 they had a son named Frank William Pritchett. On July 15th 1915 they had a daughter named Ruth Rose Pritchett. On December 1916 they had a daughter named Mary Julia Pritchett who died on February 5th 1917 due to pneumonia.

In the 1920 census they were living in Evansville Ward 5, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. The household consisted of Ralph (30), Ada (30), Frank (6), and Ruth (4 and 6/12). Ralph was a line man in the public utilities industry.

In the 1930 census they were living in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. The household consisted of Ralph (39), Ada (41), Frank (16), Ruth (14), and Helen (8). Ralph was a truck driver in the electrical industry.

In the 1940 census they were living in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. The household consisted of Ralph (50), Ada (51), and Helen (18). Ralph was a truck driver in the gas and electrical industry.

Sadly on November 21st 1942, Ralph Elmer Pritchett died. He was 53 years old.

On March 11th 1981, Adeline “Ada” Norma (Sundermann) Pritchett died. She was 92 years old.

John Vincent Sundermann and Lula (Brown) Sundermann

April 14, 2014

John Vincent Sundermann was born on November 27th 1886 in Evansville to Frederick William Sundermann and Anna Katharina (Fetz) Sundermann. In the 1910 and 1920 censuses he worked as a molder at a stove factory.

During World War I, the War Department informed his parents that he had been killed in action. It was written that their mourning turned to joy when they recieved a letter, written by him, from an Army Hospital weeks after the date he was said to have been killed.

On May 18th 1920 he married Lula Brown. She was born on October 4th 1889.

In the 1930 census they were living in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. The household consisted of John (43), Lula (40), and Lula’s mother, Polly Ann Morgan (76). John was a tool grinder at a furniture shop.

In the 1940 census they were living in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. The household consisted of John (53) and Lula (50). John was a janitor at a printing company.

John Vincent Sundermann died on January 22nd 1965. He was 78 years old. His wife, Lula (Brown) Sundermann died on October 26th 1969. She was 80 years old.

Herman Mueller and Minnie (Sundermann) Mueller

April 14, 2014

Minnie Sundermann was born in July of 1884 in Evansville to Frederick William Sundermann and Anna Katharina (Fetz) Sundermann. In the 1900 census she was living with her parents and was a cigar maker.

On February 8th 1910 she married Herman Mueller. He was born on August 5th 1886.

In the 1910 census they were living in Evansville Ward 5, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. The household consisted of Herman (23) and Minnie (24). Herman was a painter.

On November 10th 1910 they had a daughter named Dorothy. They had a son named Herman William Mueller on June 23rd 1913 that died on July 4th 1913. They had a son named Ronald William Mueller that was born on November 4th 1916 and died on December 5th 1918 due to Pneumonia.

In the 1920 census they were living in Evansville Ward 5, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. The household consisted of Herman (33) and Minnie (35). I am unaware of why their daughter Dorothy is not written on the census.

After the census on March 14th 1920 they had a son name Jerome “Jerry” Mueller.

Sadly on March 24th 1926, Minnie (Sundermann) Mueller died. She was 41 years old. She died from atrophic cirrhosis of the liver. Her infant child that lived for two days died from hemorrhages nephritis.

In the 1930 census Herman was living in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. The household consisted of Herman (45), Dorothy (19), Jerry (10), and Minnie’s mother, Annie Sundermann (70). Herman was a mail clerk at a post office. Dorothy was a stenographer at a law office. Annie was a servant for a private family.

In the 1940 census Herman was living in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. The household consisted of Herman (53), his wife, Ruby (40), and Jerome (20). Herman was a mail clerk at a federal post office.

Sadly on January 14th 1959, Herman Mueller died. He was 72 years old.

Walter Weber and Rose (Sundermann) Weber

April 14, 2014

Rose Sundermann was born on May 24th 1882 in Evansville to Frederick William Sundermann and Anna Katharina (Fetz) Sundermann. In the 1900 census she was living with her parents and was a cigar maker.

On February 16th 1904 she married Walter Weber. He was born in March of 1882 to George Weber and Margaret (Bollar) Weber

In the 1910 census they were living in Evansville Ward 5, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. The household consisted of Walter (28), Rose (27), Walter’s parents, George (65) and Maggie (62), and his brother Oscar (19). Walter worked at a retail grocery store.

In the 1920 census they were living in Evansville Ward 5, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. The household consisted of Walter (37), Rose (37), and Rose’s sister, Dodo Fendel (23). Walter was a retail merchant at grocery store.

In the 1930 census they were living in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. The household consisted of Walter (48), Rose (46), and Helen Fendel (34). Walter was a retail merchant at a grocery store. Helen was a seamstress.
Sadly on June 10th 1931 Walter Weber died. He was 49 years old.

In the 1940 census, Rose was living in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. The household consisted of Rose Weber (56) and Helen Fendel (44). Rose took over Walter’s job as a proprietor of a Retail Grocery Store. Helen became an operator bunch breaker at a Cigar Factory.

Sadly on August 19th 1978 Rose (Sundermann) Weber died. She was 96 years old.

James Robert Moore and Minnie (Hermeling) Moore

April 13, 2014

Minnie Hermeling was born on May 20th 1886 in Quincy, posthumously to Minnie (Fetz) Hermeling, a widow. Her father, John Hermeling had died a few months before her birth. Her mother remarried in 1891 to William Kaiser. Sadly on October 19th 1902 her mother died.

Between 4 and 5 am on January 11th 1906 the police arrested Minnie and another young woman named Pearl Frances McDole. They were both found in bed together. At the time of their arrest Minnie gave her name as Marie Van. She said she was the wife of Henry Van, a member of Isle of Bong Bong Company (Henry publically denied his marriage to her). Pearl and Minnie were arrested on the charge of being inmates of a house of ill-fame and were fined $5 and costs. The house of ill-fame was at 221 Broadway and owned by Mollie Harmon.

Both Pearl and Minnie stated that they went to Mollie Harmon’s house to remain there until railroad tickets were wired to Miss Harmon from Nellie Armstrong and they were to be sent to Peoria to enter the Armstrong house as regular inmates.

According to Minnie she met up with Pearl on January 8th at the Brewer’s ball and while they had known each other before the ball they had become much better friends before the dance was over. When it got dark they met up with a young professional man, who was the son of a well-known business man. They spent some time in his office. After that they went to the Harmon home.

Minnie gave many hints about her alias Marie Van being her. She said that her parents were dead and that she had three uncles residing in the city that she refused to give the names of. She also said that she was working for a family on East Kentucky Street as a domestic servant.

In February Minnie resurfaced illegally obtaining clothing from several stores under the alias Miss Markus. She told the police that she needed the clothes to obtain a good appearance to get work. She was quoted as saying “I was penniless. I knew I would have to make a good appearance if I expected to get work. That is why I told clerks in different stores that my name was Miss Markus and that I lived at 1600 Vermont Street. It was done in order to get clothes that would give me a good appearance. I am sick of this life. If my sister in Hannibal will only take me back I will be a changed girl.”

Luckily the tale of Minnie’s bad decisions ends on a good note. According to a later article she had a married sister in Hannibal, either her sister Emily or Mae that expressed a willingness to take her and give her a second chance. In an even later article her crime was stricken from the docket.

On February 11th 1909 at 11:30 am in Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri in the officer parlor on Center street, Minnie married James Robert Moore. They were married by Judge Dent.

Even though in this article is said they were believed to have relocated to South Dakota I find them in the 1910 census living in Chelsea Ward 3, Rogers County, Oklahoma. Their household consisted of J B Moore (38), Minnie Moore (24), Rose Delozier (21), and Benie Harper (20). James worked at restaurant.

According to information gathered by my great grandfather, Roy Hermeling, Minnie’s first cousin on both sides, Minnie and her husband were cooks in a refugee camp in Cloquet, Minnesota after the disastrous forest fires of 1918. Many people were left homeless after the fires.

In the 1920 census they reappear in Watonga, Blaine County, Oklahoma. The household consisted of only James (51) and Minnie (34). James was a proprietor of a café. While I have yet to locate their 1930 census I did locate the 1940 census.

In the 1940 census they were living in Pacific Grove, Monterey County, California. The household consisted of Elwin Medows (24), James Moore (70), and Minnie (54). No occupation was given for James. Their home in 1935 was listed as Clinton, Henry County, Missouri.

They must have returned to Clinton because that is where Minnie died. The date was December 7th 1945. Her death was from coronary thrombosis due to Bundle Branch Block, a defect of the heart’s electrical conduction system. She was fifty-nine years old. She was buried at Englewood Cemetery in Clinton. I am unaware of when James died, but I am aware that it was after her death.

Wilson Bernard Lane and Emma “Emily” Gertrude (Hermeling) Lane

April 12, 2014

Emma “Emily” Gertrude Hermeling was born on April 4th 1880 in Evansville to John Hermeling and Minnie (Fetz) Hermeling. She was baptized on April 11th in Holy Trinity in Evansville.

Sadly on March 21st 1886 her father, John Hermeling drowned in the Mississippi river. Her mother remarried in 1891 to William Kaiser.In the 1900 census she was a milliner. On October 19th 1902 her mother, Minnie (Fet) Hermeling also died.

It was written that Emily was the best known milliner in the Quincy Area in the early 1900s. She worked for Crooks & Cos Millinery Store. It was written that she designed hundreds of hats, no two alike. They were large hats trimmed with ribbons and bows of artifical flowers and fruits that were in style for a number of years.

On April 20th 1904 at the parsonage of the St. Rose of Lima church she married Wilson Bernard Lane. Her maid of honor was her friend Alta McKenzie. Wilson’s best man was Emily’s cousin, Joseph Hermeling. Wilson Bernard Lane was born on February 10th 1879 in Quincy to Martin Lane and Sarah (Haner) Lane.

In the 1910 census they were living in Hannibal Ward 3, Marino County, Missouri. The household consisted of W.B. (31), Emily (29), and Irmogene (3). He was a foreman.

In the 1920 census they were living in Hannibal Ward 5, Marion County, Missouri. The household consisted of W.B. (40), Emily (39), and Irmogene (12). He was a foreman.

In the 1930 census they were living in Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri. The household consisted of Wilson (51) and Emily (49). He was a foreman.

In the 1940 census they were living in Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri. The household consisted of Wilson (61) and Emily (60). He was a foreman.

Sadly on September 11th 1956, Emma “Emily” Gertrude (Hermeling) Lane died. She was 76 years old. Her death was from Cerebral Hemorrhage, Myocarditis, and Chronic Nephritis.

Wilson Bernard Lane died on April 20th 1961. He was 82 years old. His death was from coronary thrombosis and arteriosclerotic heart disease.

They are both buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Hannibal, Missouri.

Arthur Brown and Frederica Anna Maria “Mae” (Hermeling) Brown

April 12, 2014

Frederica Anna Maria Hermeling was born on May 30th 1878 in Evansville to John Hermeling and Minnie (Fetz) Hermeling. She was baptized on June 9th 1878 in Holy Trinity at Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana.

In the 1880 census she was written as Maria (3). Sadly on March 21st 1886 her father, John Hermeling drowned in the Mississippi river. Her mother remarried in 1891 to William Kaiser.

In the 1900 census she was written as Mary and was a clerk at a store.

On November 23rd 1901 in Palmyra, Marion County, Missouri she married Arthur Brown. He was born on February 20th 1881 in Illinois.

Her mother, Minnie passed away on October 19th 1902.

In the 1910 census they were living in Hannibal Ward 3, Marion County, Missouri. The household consisted of Arthur (29), Mae (30), and Clifton (4). Arthur was an electrician.

In the 1920 census they were living in Hannibal Ward 3, Marion County, Missouri. The household consisted of Arthur (38), Mae (39), and Clifton (13). Arthur was an electrician.

On June 28th 1924, Mae (Hermeling) Brown died. She was 46 years old. Her death was from a disease and melancholia.
In the 1930 census, Arthur (49) was living in Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri. He was a boarder in the home of Bert Ward. Arthur was a superintendent.

Arthur Brown died on June 28th 1967. He was 86 years old.


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