Fermazin Family

Fermazin Family

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Caroline Fermazin Steingraber

Caroline Steingraber was born 13 August 1852 in Rynarzewo, (Labischin) Posen, Prussia to Friedrick Fermazin and Louise Bonau. Caroline was one of four children. She died on 13 December 1937 in Fox, Kendall, Illinois.Caroline
Born: Aug.13,1850 Rynarzewo
Bapt. Aug. 18,1850
Witnesses: Eduard Zillmmer, Louise Wienkauf, August Bartung
Father - Einwohner
Entry # 271/1850 page 320-321

On 25 September 1852 her mother Louise Bonau Fermazin died of cholera along with her sister, Henriette in Labischin, Posen, Prussia.

Her siblings were:
Stephan Carl born 15 October 1847 in Labischen and who emigrated to America.
Henriette born 9, October 1843 who died of cholera 27 September 1852.  ,
August born 12 September 1841 who married Ernestine Kurtz and stayed behind in Kawiesezewo, Posen.

We are not sure when Caroline came to the USA. Her nieces came in 1896 and siblings by her father Friedrich Fermazin and Caroline Hartwig came in 1879 and 1880 to Aurora, Kane, Illinois.

Caroline married  William Steingraber about 1885 and they lived and raised their family in the farming communities  of Rost Township Minnesota and then moving to Aurora, Kane, Illinois, and later to  Yorkville, Kendall, Illinois. She was a housewife. It appears, Caroline was the second wife of William Steingraber and her step children resided in the household in the 1900 census. Prior to living in Yorkville Caroline and William lived in Aurora, Kane, Illinos with their children: Julius, Edward, Awiel, Minnie, Willie, Anna, and Johnnie.
Prior to this they lived in Minnesota.  Johnnie was born in Minnesota in 1893 so the family may have lived near Charles Fermazin who would have been Caroline's half brother. Charles and his family were living in Minnesota in 1893.

According to the 1910 Aurora City Directory Carrie Steingraber was a widow living on Summit Avenue.
 Carrie's step mother-in-law was Carrie Fermazin living at 569 5th Avenue and her step brother Charles and wife Minnie were living at 265 N. 5th Avenue. Her sister in law Augusta Giese was living at 268 Hinman Ave.

I am looking for more information on her and her family. Hopefully the 1940 census will give some more clues.

City Directory: 
Aurora, Illinois 1910-11 City Directory. http://www.distantcousin.com/Directories/IL/Aurora/1910_11






Fermazin, Giese, Steingraber.



Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Aurora, Kane, Illinois; Roll: T623_310; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 61.
.1900 United States Federal Census about Carie Steingraber
Name: Carie Steingraber
[Carie Sterisgraber] 
Home in 1900: Aurora, Kane, Illinois
[Kane, Illinois] 
Age: 47
Birth Date: Aug 1852
Birthplace: Germany
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relationship to head-of-house: Wife
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Mother: number of living children: 7
Mother: How many children: 7
Spouse's Name: Wm Steingraber
Marriage year: 1884
Marital Status: Married
Years married: 16
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Wm Steingraber 44
Carie Steingraber 47
Julius Steingraber 27
Edward Steingraber 23
Awiel Steingraber 18
Minnie Steingraber 15
Willie Steingraber 12
Anna Steingraber 10
Johnnie Steingraber



Caroline Fermazin Steingraber

Caroline Steingraber was bron 13 August 1852 in Labischin Posen Prussia to Friedrick Fermazin and Louise Bonau. Caroline was one of four children. She died on 13 December 1937 in Fox, Kendall, Illinois.
 25 September 1852 her mother Louise Bonau Fermazin died of cholera along with her sister, Henriette.

Her siblings were:
Stephan Carl born 15 October 1847 in Labischen and who emigrated to America.
Henriette born 9, October 1843 who died of cholera 27 September 1852.  ,
August born 12 September 1841 who married Ernestine Kurtz and stayed behind in Kawiesezewo, Posen.

We are not sure when Caroline came to the USA. Her nieces came in 1896 and siblings by her father Friedrich Fermazin and Caroline Hartwig came in 1879 and 1880 to Aurora, Kane, Illinois.

Caroline married  William Steingraber about 1885 and they lived and raised their family in the farming community of  Yorkville, Kendall, Illinois. She was a housewife. It appears, Caroline was the second wife of William Steingraber and her step children resided in the household in the 1900 census. Prior to living in Yorkville Caroline and William lived in Aurora, Kane, Illinos with their children: Julius, Edward, Awiel, Minnie, Willie, Anna, and Johnnie.
Prior to this they lived in Minnesota.  Johnnie was born in Minnesota in 1893 so the family may have lived near Charles Fermazin who would have been Caroline's half brother. Charles and family were living in Minnesota in 1893.

According to the 1910 Aurora City Directory Carrie Steingraber was a widow living on Summit Avenue.
I am looking for more information on her and her family. Hopefully the 1940 census will give some more clues. Carrie's step mother-in-law was Carrie Fermazin living at 569 5th Avenue and her step brother Charles and wife Minnie were living at 265 N. 5th Avenue. Her sister in law Augusta Giese was living at 268 Hinman Ave.





City Directory: 

Aurora, Illinois 1910-11 City Directory. http://www.distantcousin.com/Directories/IL/Aurora/1910_11

Fermazin, Giese, Steingraber.



Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Aurora, Kane, Illinois; Roll: T623_310; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 61.
.1900 United States Federal Census about Carie Steingraber
Name: Carie Steingraber
[Carie Sterisgraber] 
Home in 1900: Aurora, Kane, Illinois
[Kane, Illinois] 
Age: 47
Birth Date: Aug 1852
Birthplace: Germany
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relationship to head-of-house: Wife
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Mother: number of living children: 7
Mother: How many children: 7
Spouse's Name: Wm Steingraber
Marriage year: 1884
Marital Status: Married
Years married: 16
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Wm Steingraber 44
Carie Steingraber 47
Julius Steingraber 27
Edward Steingraber 23
Awiel Steingraber 18
Minnie Steingraber 15
Willie Steingraber 12
Anna Steingraber 10
Johnnie Steingraber



Saturday, May 28, 2011

Decoration Day

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I hope each of you enjoys your holiday, but how many remember when it was called Decoration Day? AND, how many know how it got started. As Wikipedia so nicely puts it -- Began as a ritual of remembrance and reconciliation after the civil war.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Mystery Monday



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Looking for Bertha Fermazin Watkins


Looking for any information on Bertha Fermazin.
Born:1864 Schubin, Posen, Prussia
Immigrated: 1878 Ship: Weiland with Mother Caroline Hartwig, Brother, Reinhart,
Parents: Friedrich Formazin and Caroline Hartwig
Residence: 1880 Aurora, Kane, Illinois
Married:29 November 1887 St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Aurora, Kane, Illinois
 In searching Ancestry.com I found a James David Watkins WWWI Draft Registration Card of Elgin, Illinois age 33. Draft Registration card dated 18 February 1885 but could find no more on James David Watkins.

In Searching Ancestry.com this is the only close Bertha Watkins and JD Watkins I can find.
Texas did not begin to record birth’s and death’s until 1903 and was not enforced for several years. 

1900; Census Place: San Antonio Ward 5, Bexar, Texas; Roll: T623 1611; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 95.
John Watkins 40 born 7/1859 in TX, married 13 yrs, parents GA, carpenter, owned home 315 Chestnut
Bertha W Watkins 40 born 6/1859 TX, parents Germany, mother of 5 children, all living
Ella Watkins 11 10/1888 TX, at school
Ralph Watkins 9 7/1890 TX, at school
Charley Watkins 8 5/1892 TX, at school
Stanley Watkins 6 11/1893 TX
Nelson Watkins 4 12/1896 TX

10 May 1910; Census Place: San Antonio Ward 6, Bexar, Texas; Roll: T624_1531; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 46; Image: 490.
Bertha A Watkins 50 widow, born TX, parents Germany, owned home, mother of 6 children, all are living.
Ella Watkins 21 daughter, born TX, father TX
Charles Watkins 17 son, TX, works at print office
Nelson Watkins 14 son, TX
James Watkins 9 son, TX

Name: Ralph G Watkins Age in 1910: 19 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1891 Birth Place: Texas Relation to Head of House: Apprentice Seaman Father's Birth Place: Texas Mother's Birth Place: Texas Home in 1910: San Francisco Assembly District 45, San Francisco, California [US Naval Training Station] Marital Status: Single 

Stanley Watkins is not found in 1910 record. 

2 Jan 1920;Census Place: San Antonio Ward 7, Bexar, Texas; Roll: T625_1779; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 87; Image: 815.
Bertha W Watkins 60 TX, father Germany, mother TX, owned home 1425 Montana St
Ralph George Watkins 29 single, carpenter
Charles A Watkins 28 single, printer for public
Stanley Watkins 27 single, butcher/own shop
Nelson Watkins 25 single, butcher/own shop
James Milton Watkins 19 mechanic/machine

1930; Census Place: San Antonio, Bexar, Texas; Roll: 2297; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 123; Image: 417.0.
Bertha W Watkins 70 TX, parents Germany, address change to 1423 Montana St, no radio
Stanly R Watkins 36 single, fruit/vegetable retail store
Ralph G Watkins 39 divorced, house carpenter

Nelson H Watkins 34, married at 29, cutter/meat market, owned home 1419 Montana St, had radio
Louise B, wife, 31, born TX, parents TX

21 Apr 1930; Census Place: San Antonio, Bexar, Texas; Roll: 2296; Page: 40A; Enumeration District: 112; Image: 1013.0.
Charles A Watkins 37 married at 27, rented home 1705 E Houston St, sign printer, had radio
Jenevieve M Watkins 37 born LA, parents LA
Leroy E Blowers 15 stepson, TX, father IA, messenger for telegraph
Joseph H Watkins 9 son
Vey Bertha or Bertha Vey Watkins 6 daughter

1930; Census Place: San Antonio, Bexar, Texas; Roll: 2297; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 123; Image: 420.0.
Robert Augustus Mcneal/McNeil 50 born VA, parents VA, owned home 1428 Montana St, carpenter 
Ella Caroline Mcneal 42 born TX, parents TX, married age 20
James W Mcneal 18 
Harvey Mcneal 16 
Stanley Mcneal 15 
Robert Mcneal 14 
Ollie M Mcneal 12 daughter
Doris Mcneal 10 
Lurine Mcneal 8 
Loma J Mcneal 6 
Russel A Mcneal 4 
Nelson A Mcneal 3 Albert Nelson McNeil 10 Jan 1927 Male Bexar mother Ella Watkins
Glene L Mcneal 1 9/12 …his record not listed
Gerald Mcneal McNeil 19 Mar 1930 Male Bexar mother Ella Watkins
Geraldine Mcneal Geraldine McNeil 19 Mar 1930 Female Bexar mother Ella Watkins

James Milton Watkins is not listed in the 1930 census.

Texas Birth Index 1903 - 1997 - Ancestry.com

McNeil ? Born 2 Oct 1917 Bexar - father Robert McNeil…Ollie Mae 
Married Andrew William Smith

OLLIE M SMITH 
02 Oct 1917 - 21 Feb 1989 
Last residence 77022 (Houston, Harris, TX)

McNeil ? Born 21 Feb 1920 Bexar - father Robert McNeil…possibly Doris

Joseph Henry Watkins 15 Dec 1920 Bexar 

JOSEPH H WATKINS 
15 Dec 1920 31 Jan 1988 
Last residence 78221 (San Antonio, Bexar, TX)

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Cristel Louise Watkins 4 Jan 1937 Female Bexar 
Nelson Hunston Watkins - Louise Bertha Wille

Valerie Ann Langfeld 30 Jul 1962 Female Bexar 
George A Langfeld - Cristel Louise Watkins

Unable to find anything further on Valerie Langfeld 
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Melvin George JR. Quinney 18 Apr 1948 Male Bexar 
Melvin George Quinney - Bertha Vey Watkins

Marvin Gene Quinney 8 Jun 1949 Male Bexar 
Melvin George Quinney - Bertha Vey Watkins

Larry Marshall Quinney 17 Sep 1952 Male Nueces 
Melvin George Quinney - Bertha Vey Watkins
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Sarah Ann Quinney 9 Jul 1984 Female Bexar 
Melvin George Quinney JR. - Deborah Carr Gustafson

Matthew Kyle Quinney 3 Oct 1989 Male Bexar 
Melvin George Quinney JR. - Deborah Carr Gustafsan
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Kenneth James Quinney 29 Jul 1976 Male Bexar 
Marvin Gene Quinney - Gail Marie Ballard

? Gail Marie Ballard 12 Aug 1954 Female Wichita 
Dempsey Ernest Ballard -Mary Alice Pfeseifer
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Michael Sean Quinney 3 Mar 1973 Male Bexar 
Larry Marshall Quinney - Deborah Sue Nealy
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Doris Fay Smith 7 Jul 1937 Female Bexar 
Andrew William Smith - Ollie May McNeil

Andrew William JR. Smith 10 May 1940 Male Bexar 
Andrew William Smith - Ollie Mae McNeil

Stanley Aurther Smith 8 Dec 1941 Male Bexar 
Andrew William Smith - Ollie Mae McNeil
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? Houston is county seat for Harris county and south of San Antonio
Allen Craige Barlow 18 Mar 1952 Male Harris 
A C Barlow - Loma Jean McNeil 

Andrew Clayton Barlow 31 Dec 1960 Male Harris 
A C Barlow - Loma Jean McNeil 

Annette Carolyn Barlow 1 Jan 1946 Female Harris 
A C Barlow - Loma Jean McNeil 

Erin Elaine Barlow 23 Dec 1948 Female Harris 
A C Barlow - Loma Jean McNeil 

Mark Steven Barlow 9 Dec 1955 Male Harris 
A C Barlow - Loma Jean McNeil 

Wanda Faye Barlow 22 Apr 1942 Female Harris 
A C Barlow - Loma Jean McNeil
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Unable to find death records for any of the sons of Bertha and John nor Ella Watkins McNeil. 

Bertha QUINNEY Birth Date: 25 Dec 1923 Death Date: 7 Mar 2005 Social Security Number: 467-12-7872 State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: Texas Death Residence Localities ZIP Code: 78221 Localities: San Antonio, Bexar, Texas 

Melvin QUINNEY Birth Date: 3 Oct 1914 Death Date: 11 Sep 2003 Social Security Number: 431-24-1892 State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: Arkansas Death Residence Localities ZIP Code: 78221 Localities: San Antonio, Bexar, Texas 

Nelson MCNEIL Birth Date: 10 Jan 1927 Death Date: 11 May 1984 Social Security Number: 464-24-6463 State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: Texas Death Residence Localities ZIP Code: 73101 Localities: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma 

?
Glenn MCNEIL Birth Date: 17 Jun 1928 Death Date: Jun 1984 Social Security Number: 453-34-3497 State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: Texas Death Benefit Localities Zip Code: 79772 Localities: Pecos, Reeves, Texas Verhalen, Reeves, Texas 

Benjamin Bland McNeil 31 Jul 1960 Male Reeves 
Glenn Leslie McNeil - Carolyn Jewel Walker 

Carolyn Leslie McNeil 7 May 1962 Female Reeves 
Glenn Leslie McNeil - Carolyn Jewell Walker 

James Russell McNeil 10 Oct 1963 Male Reeves 
Glenn Leslie McNeil - Carolyn Jewell Walker 

Lowery Walter McNeil 6 Feb 1959 Male Reeves 
Glenn Leslie McNeil - Carolyn Jewel Walker

Carolyn Jewel Walker 25 May 1933 Female Wheeler 
Lowery Benjamin Walker - Jewell Beatrice Trimble

Gardner Bain McNeil 10 Feb 1993 Male Harris 
Lowery Walter McNeil - Alice Jane Gardner 

Parks Walker McNeil 2 Aug 1994 Male Harris 
Lowery Walter McNeil - Alice Jane Gardner

Camille Rose McNeil 28 Jun 1986 Female Harris 
Benjamin Bland McNeil- Kimberly Dee Atkins 

James Glenn McNeil 17 Jan 1982 Male Harris 
Benjamin Bland McNeil- Kim Dee Atkins

Jacob Lowery McNeil 8 Sep 1996 Male Harris 
Benjamin Bland McNeil- D'Anna Kathleen Hughes 

Jordan Alexander Knox 27 Oct 1989 Male Midland 
Robert Perry Knox JR. - Carolyn Leslie McNeil 

Samantha Jae Knox 20 Jun 1984 Female Midland 
Robert Perry Knox JR.- Carolyn Leslie McNeil

Danielle Eilene McNeil 2 Jun 1989 Female Harris 
James Russell McNeil - Cheryl Lynn Johnson 

Elizabeth Alma McNeil 29 Aug 1982 Female Potter 
James Russell McNeil - Cheryl Ann Bullard 

Kevin Peter McNeil 26 Mar 1981 Male Potter 
James Russell McNeil - Cheryl Ann Bullard


I could not find Bertha Fermazin in census records and unable to find John Watkins in 1880 record. This may be him in 1870 and Wilson county is close to Bexar county. 

1870; Census Place: Precinct 2, Wilson, Texas; Roll: M593_1609; Page: 459; Image: 266.
Post Office: La Vernia 
Rodrie? Watkins, male, 41, GA
Lavina Watkins, 44, GA
George, 12, TX
John, 10, TX
Benj, 9, TX
Mary, 7, TX
Nathan, 4, TX
Willis, 3, TX
Augustus, 1, TX

Willis Watkins abt 1798 South Carolina …and others.

1860; Census Place: Not Stated, Bexar, Texas; Roll: M653_1288; Page: 466; Image: 456.
Post Office: San Antonio
B B Watkins 31 GA
Lavina Watkins 35 GA
P R Watkins 10 AR male
Georgiana Watkins 3 
John M Watkins 1



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