Monday, January 24, 2011

HAUSMANN family - Illegitimacy as Reason for Moving

Sometimes it is hard to determine why a family moved from one place to another. In my husband's family I have a good clue as to why the family of George HAUSMANN and Victoria ZIRGER moved from Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio to Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio in 1900.

In 1880, the HAUSMANN family was living in Bucyrus. The children were baptized and had first communions there at Holy Trinity Catholic Church into the 1890s.

On 1 January 1900, Paul HAUSMANN was baptized at Holy Trinity Church. He was the illegitimate son of George and Victoria's daughter Clara. Paul was born to Clara on 12 December 1899. Clara's brother Thomas and sister Matilda Hausmann served as the godparents.
Holy Trinity (Bucyrus, Ohio), 1882-1924 Baptisms, page 99, Paulum Robert Housmann, 1900; digital images, FamilySearch Record Search (http://pilot.familysearch.org : accessed 13 November 2010).

Paul's birth was reported in Lucas County, Ohio, possibly after his baptism and their move. It is unlikely that Paul would have been born in Lucas County and then taken back to Bucyrus for his baptism. On the Lucas County Record of Births, his parents are listed as George Hausmann and Clara Hausmann. So is his grandfather also his father? Or was George listed as the father because he would take up those duties for his grandson?

By 1 June 1900, the entire Hausmann family was living in Toledo. Paul is listed as the son of George and Victoria in the 1900 census. In 1910, he is listed as their grandson but in 1920 he is again their son.

When Paul married in 1919, he lists George Hausmann and Victoria Reinboldt as his parents. The maiden name of his grandmother should be Zerger or Zurcher, but he may have been thought it was Reinboldt since one of Victoria's sisters married a Reinboldt.

Clara went on to marry Ernest CARR around 1902 and have six more children, including my husband's great grandmother.

Here's what I think may have happened. Clara got pregnant and had an illegitimate son, Paul. The family decided to cover up this birth and moved to Toledo, where Paul was raised as the son of George and Victoria instead of a grandson. Maybe Paul knew who his mother really was and the family just wanted to keep up appearances in the neighborhood. Maybe Paul never knew that his sister was really his mother. But a move so soon after an illegitimate birth may have been an easy way to conceal the truth.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Ernest CARR and Clara HAUSMANN death certificates

Ernest CARR and Clara HAUSMANN were married around 1902 and lived in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio.

Ernest (aka Harry) CARR died on 11 March 1930 in Toledo.
Ohio, Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953, file no. 17489, Harry Carr, 17 May 2010; digital images, FamilySearch Record Search (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 17 May 2010).

 Clara HAUSMANN CARR died on 21 September 1938 in Toledo.
Ohio, Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953, file no. 53254, Clara Carr, 21 September 1938; digital images, FamilySearch Record Search (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 17 May 2010).

 They were both buried in Calvary Cemetery in Toledo.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Victoria ZIRGER baptism

Victoria ZIRGER was born 17 December 1852 (although death certificate gives date as 23 December 1852) to Lewis ZIRGER and Regina DANNEMILLER. She was born in Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio. On 11 January 1853, she was baptized at St. Bernard Catholic Church in New Washington, Crawford County, Ohio.

Below is her baptismal entry in the St. Bernard church records:

It reads:
anno 1853 die 11 Baptizavi victoriam filiam leg. Ludivici Corker et Regino Thanemuler natam die 17 Decembrii Patrini fuerunt Bendictus Corker et Anna Keirer
P A Capeder

St. Bernard (New Washington, Crawford County, Ohio), 1844-1926 Baptisms, image 12, Victoriam Corker; digital images, FamilySearch Record Search (http://pilot.familysearch.org : accessed 15 November 2010).

Monday, January 17, 2011

Ernest CARR and Clara HAUSMANN family

Ernest "Harry" CARR was born 27 Jan 1879 in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. He was the son of Michael CARR and Emma COLBURN. Around 1902, he married Clara HAUSMANN. She was born 14 September 1878 in Bucryus, Crawford County, Ohio. She was the daughter of George HAUSMANN and Victoria ZIRGER.

Harry and Clara resided in Toledo and had 6 children. Harry died on 11 March 1930 in Toledo. Clara died on 21 September 1938 in Toledo. They were both buried in Calvary Cemtery in Toledo.

Their children were:

Agnes Naomi CARR born 9 Jul 1903 in Toledo. She married Frank P RYAN (abt 1902 - 1958). She died on 24 May 1980 in Toledo.

Neomi CARR born 15 Jul 1905 in Adams Township, Lucas County, Ohio. This child either died before the 1910 census or is a second report of the birth of their first child, Agnes Naomi.

Esther CARR was born 21 February 1906. She married Carson DEWESE (1905-1976) on 1 May 1926 in Wood County, Ohio. She died 29 November 1978 in Toledo.

George Michael CARR was born 14 March 1908 and died 26 December 1908. He was buried in Calvary Cemetery in Toledo.

Ruth CARR was born 19 October 1909. She married Wayne NEISWENDER (1906 - ?) and Theodore KUKOWICZ (1919 - 1998). She died on 11 October 1984 in Oregon, Lucas County, Ohio.

Emma CARR was born 24 August 1912. She married William L McLAUGHLIN (1908 - 1991). She died on 22 November 1991 in Oregon, Lucas County, Ohio.

Please email me at genwishlist@gmail.com if you would like to collaborate on this line.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Welcome to Mr. Gen Wish List

Welcome to the Mr. Gen Wish List blog. My name is Tina Lyons and this blog will be a companion website to my other genealogy blog Gen Wish List. At Gen Wish List, I blog about my own ancestors and general genealogy topics. On the Mr. Gen Wish List blog, I'll be blogging about my husband's ancestors.

My husband's family tree has its roots in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. His ancestors came to Toledo from many of the northern counties in Ohio. His family also has been found in Montgomery County and Butler County, Ohio. Beyond Ohio, his ancestors came from Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, England, Ireland, Scotland and Germany. You can see more details about his ancestors on the Surname tab above.


The goal of this new blog is to write one post each week about one of the family groups in his family tree. Then I will add documents and other information about that family over the course of the week. So far I have written about two of his families. The first was the family of Lewis ZIRGER and Regina DANNEMILLER. I included the passenger list for the family in another post. The second family was George HAUSMANN and Victoria ZIRGER and I also added their death certificates.

I'd love to hear from anyone who has connection to my husband's family tree. Please email me at genwishlist@gmail.com and we can collaborate.

George HAUSMANN and Victoria ZIRGER death certificates

Victoria ZIRGER and George HAUSMANN lived in Crawford County, Ohio before moving to Perrysburg, Wood County, Ohio. On 5 October 1928, Victoria was hit by an automobile while crossing the street and died.





Ohio, Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953, file no. 64544, Victoria Hausman, 5 October 1928; digital images, FamilySearch Record Search (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 18 July 2010).

On 11 January 1933, George HAUSMANN died from arteriosclerosis in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio.
Ohio, Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953, file no. 4129, George Hausmann, 11 January 1933; digital images, FamilySearch Record Search (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 19 July 2010).

They were both buried in St. Rose's Catholic Cemetery in Perrysburg and are listed in the St. Rose Church records.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

George HAUSMANN and Victoria ZIRGER family

George HAUSMANN was born on the 20th of June 1846 in Neunoffen, Alsace, France. His parents were Andre HAUSMANN and Barbe WOLFF. He immigrated to the United States around 1871. On 7 February 1876, he married Victoria ZIRGER in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio. Victoria was born 23 December 1852 in Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio to Lewis ZIRGER and Regina DANNEMILLER. George and Victoria settled in Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio, where they had eight children.

In 1900, the family moved to Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. Around 1916, George and Victoria moved to Perrysburg, Wood County, Ohio. 

Victoria was killed after being hit by a car on 5 October 1928 in Perrysburg, Wood County, Ohio. George died on 11 January 1933 in Toledo. They were both buried in St. Rose's Catholic Cemetery in Perrysburg.

Their children were:

Regina HAUSMANN born in November 1876 in Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio. She married Joseph V DAWSON around 1901. She died 23 February 1945 in Mount Clemens, Macomb County, Michigan.

Clara HAUSMANN was born 14 September 1878 in Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio. married Ernest CARR (1879-1930) around 1902. She died on 21 September 1938 and was buried in Calvary Cemetery in Toledo.

Matilda HAUSMANN was born 9 March 1881 in Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio.She married Sylvester FARMER about 1908. She died in June 1969.

Helena Maria HAUSMANN was born 7 September 1883 in Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio. She died on 11 April 1888 in Bucyrus and was buried in Holy Trinity Cemetery in Bucyrus.

Thomas Anthony HAUSMANN was born 3 January 1886 in Bucyrus. He married Mae O'ROURKE on 17 January 1956 in St. Clement Church in Toledo. He died in June 1976.

George Edward HAUSMANN was born 26 January 1888 in Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio. He served in the US Navy. In the 1910 census, he was serving on the USS Minnesota and in 1920 he was on the U.S. Submarine No. 7. He married Edna Clara CHASE on 31 January 1920 in Escambia County, Florida. He died in Riverside County, California on 14 March 1956.

Esther Theresa HAUSMANN was born 6 March 1890 in Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio. She married Willard Levi KILLE (1888-1968) on 22 May 1912 in Lucas County, Ohio. She died in October 1986.

Julius Louis HAUSMANN was born 13 July 1894 in Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio. He married Olga HAGEN (1900-1994) on 21 November 1918 in Lucas County, Ohio. He died on 18 September 1961 in Toledo and was buried at Calvary Cemetery in Toledo.

If you would like to collaborate on this line, please email me at genwishlist@gmail.com.

Monday, January 3, 2011

ZURCHER and DANNENMULLER families - passenger list


Louis ZURCHER, his wife Regina DANNENMULLER and their first 3 children (Eva, Benedict, and Sophia) immigrated to the United States from the Alsace Lorraine region of France. The family arrived in New York City on 9 October 1838 aboard the ship Albany.

Aboard the ship was also Regina's parents, Benoit "Benedict" DANNENMULLER and  Madeleine BECHEL and her siblings.
It is interesting to note that Lewis is on line 47 of the passenger list. Further down the list Regina is listed along with the children on lines 66-69. Although this could be a different man, I believe that the family all arrived on the same ship.

line 31 - Beledich Dannenmuller - 48 - M - farmer - from France - to United States
line 32 - Magdalean - 45 - F
line 33 - Magdalena - 18 - F
line 34 - Josephine - 16 - F
line 35 - Stephan - 11 - M
line 36 - Julie - 8 - F
line 37 - Metardus - 5 - M
line 47 - Louis Zircher - 28 - M - Farmer - from France - to United states
line 66 - Regina Zircher - 25 - F
line 67 - Evia - 4 - F [Eva born 16 December 1833]
line 68 - Benard - 2 - M [Benedict born October 1835]
line 69 - Josephine - 1 - F  [Sophia born about 1837]

"New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957," digital images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 14 November 2010), passenger list, Albany, 9 October 1838.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Lewis ZIRGER and Regina DANNEMILLER family

Louis or Ludwig ZIRGER/ZERGER/ZIRCHER/ZURCHER was born 13 April 1809 in Schirrhein, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France. His parents were Louis ZURCHER and Marie Eva SCHNEIDER. He married Regina DANNEMILLER/DANNENMULLER on 26 January 1833 in Schirrhein. Regina was born on 2 May 1812 in Schirrhein to Benoit DANNENMULLER and Madeleine BECHEL.

On 9 October 1838, the family arrived in New York City aboard the Albany. They settled in Chatfield Township, Crawford County, Ohio where they attended St. Stephen's Catholic Church. Then moved to Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio and attended St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

Lewis died on 18 December 1891 and Regina died on 19 October 1898. They are both buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Tiffin.

Their children were:
Eva ZERGER was born 16 December 1833 in Schirrhein. Married Louis MILLER on 26 Jun 1855 at St. Joseph's Church in Tiffin. She died on 17 April 1884 and was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery in Tiffin.

Benedict ZERGER was born October 1835 in Schirrhein. He died 29 August 1855 and was buried in St. Stephen's Cemetery in St. Stephen's, Crawford County, Ohio. He is also listed on his parent's gravestone.

Sophia ZERGER was born around 1837 in Schirrhein. She first married Jacob PAUL (1830-1897). Then she married Jacob FRIEDMAN (1822-1900) on 7 February 1898 in Stark County, Ohio. She died on 29 January 1920 in Massilion, Stark County, Ohio and was buried in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Perry Township, Stark County, Ohio.

Marcus ZERGER was born April 1840 in Ohio. He married Catharina BIHN (1845-1928) in St. Joseph's Church in Tiffin. He died in 1905 and was buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Tiffin.

Catharine ZERGER was born 10 May 1842 in St. Stephens, Crawford County, Ohio. She married Sebastian FRITZ (1839-1900) on 22 August 1865 in Stark County, Ohio. She died 31 May 1922 in Massilion, Stark County, Ohio.

Anna ZERGER was born 6 March 1844 and baptized 28 April 1844 in St. Stephen's Church in Crawford County. She married John BOERNER (1839-1908) on 20 November 1866 in St. Joseph's Church in Seneca County. She died 29 October 1915 in Massillon, Stark County, Ohio and was buried in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Perry Township, Stark County, Ohio.

Cordelia ZERGER was born October 1846 and baptized 20 Feb 1847 in St. Bernard's Catholic Church in New Washington, Crawford County, Ohio. She married Charles REINBOLT (1843-1914) on 2 March 1870 in Seneca County. She died 17 December 1907 in Clinton Township, Seneca County, Ohio and was buried in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Pleasant Township, Seneca County, Ohio.

Franciska Martha ZERGER was born 13 March 1850 and baptized 22 April 1850 in St. Bernard's Church in New Washington, Crawford County, Ohio. She married John DANNEMILLER on 18 November 1879 in St. Joseph's Church in Tiffin. She died on 19 February 1927 in Tiffin and was buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Victoria ZERGER was born 23 December 1852 in Tiffin and baptized 11 Jan 1853 in St. Bernard's Church in New Washington, Crawford County, Ohio. She married George HAUSMANN (1846-1933) on 7 February 1876 in St. Joseph's Church in Tiffin. She died on 5 October 1928 after being hit by an automobile in Perrysburg, Wood County, Ohio. She was buried in St. Rose Catholic Cemetery in Perrysburg.

If you would like to collaborate on this line, please email me at genwishlist@gmail.com.