On This Day … 29 June

June 29th, 2012 |

1828 – Henry Assmann (26) married Elisabeth Hammerschmidt (35) in Kirchveischede, Germany 184 years ago.  (4th great-granduncle)

1865 – James Bittles (37) married Margaret Reid (37) in Chicago, Illinois 147 years ago.  (3rd great-granduncle)

1897 – Hillard Bentgen was born in Chicago, Illinois 115 years ago to William Bentgen & Carrie Hanson.  (2nd cousin 3x removed)

1897 – Annie Klepaczyk was born in Detroit, Michigan 115 years ago to Anthony Klepaczyk & Sophia Nowak.

1898 – Edward Thomas (24) married Anna Kessler (22) in Detroit, Michigan 114 years ago.  (1st cousin 3x removed)

1909 – Anton Ostrowski died 103 years ago in Detroit, Michigan.  He was 74 years old.  (3rd great-grandfather)

1918 – Donald Strnad was born in Michigan 94 years ago to Frank Strnad & Marie Schultheis.

1930 – Blanche Hopp was born 82 years ago to Harry Hopp & Martha Hincka.  (2nd cousin 1x removed)

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Spotlight Sunday – Mary Kessler Schulte

October 2nd, 2011 |

Name:  Mary Katherine Kessler

Birthday:  May 1858, Wisconsin

Parents:  Christopher Kessler & Anna Maria Assmann

Siblings:  John, Joseph, Mathias, William, Edmund, Clemens, Clara, John

Relationship:  married to August Schulte, mother of 2 children

Children:  Edmund & Loretta

Hometown:  Detroit, Michigan

Last Known Residence:  Detroit, Michigan

Education:  educated, able to read & write

Church:  St. Joseph’s & Our Lady of Sorrows – Detroit, Michigan

Death:  September 12, 1938 of pneumonia, 80 years old

Cemetery:  Mt. Elliott Cemetery – Detroit, Michigan

Relationship to Me:  2nd great-grandmother

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Spotlight Sunday – Theresia Assmann Hanson

September 11th, 2011 |

Name:  Theresia Assmann

Birthday:  September 10, 1827

Parents:  Mathias Assmann & Maria Elisabeth Schneider

Siblings:  Frank, Hermann, Catharina, Anna Maria, John, Elisabeth

Relationship:  married to Peter Hansen, mother of 7 children

Hometown:  Westphalia, Germany

Immigration:  June 4, 1836 aboard “Alexander”

Last Known Residence:  St. Ignace, Mackinac, Michigan

Education:  able to read,write and speak English

Occupation:  Housewife

Church:  St. Ignatius Church, St. Ignace, Michigan

Death:  November 20, 1914

Cemetery:  Saint Ignatius Loyola Catholic Cemetery

Relationship to Me:  3rd great-grandaunt

Sympathy Saturday – Theresa Assmann Hanson

September 10th, 2011 |

Theresa Assmann Hanson died November 20, 1914.  Her married name of “Hanson” has been spelled a variety of ways so I am unsure of the proper spelling.  Theresa was the last of her family to die.  After she married Peter they moved to the upper peninsula of Michigan and seemed to move about a lot.  Peter died first in 1890.  Theresa moved to St. Ignace, Mackinac, Michigan where she remained until she died.  Her maiden name is spelled “Ossman” though I am sure that is how it was pronounced.  (3rd great-grandaunt)


Tombstone Tuesday – Anna Maria (Assmann) Kessler

August 23rd, 2011 |

Anna Maria Assmann Kessler died January 28, 1903 – 11 months after her beloved husband Christopher.  She rests beside him in Mt. Elliott Cemetery in Detroit, Michigan.  It is not clear on large their grave markers are as they had sunk a couple inches beneath the earth.  I had pulled away the grass to photograph the stone, but if there is more further down I did not capture it.  (3rd great-grandmother) (clicking on the photo makes it larger)

Spotlight Sunday – Christopher Kessler

July 31st, 2011 |

Name:  Christopher Kessler

Birthday:  March 13, 1821

Parents:  Nikolaus & Petronilla (?) Kessler

Relationship:  Married to Anna Mary Assmann, brother of Susanna Hoeninghausen.

Children:  John, Joseph, Mathias, William, Mary, Edmund, Clemens, Clara & Reverend John.

Hometown:  Germany

Last Known Residence:  Detroit, Michigan

Church:  St. Joseph’s Church, Detroit, Michigan

Immigration:  about 1846, became a United States citizen

Education:  Able to read & write

Occupation:  Carpenter

Death:  February 28, 1902 of heart disease & dropsy

Cemetery:  Mt. Elliott Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan

Relationship to Me:  3rd great-grandfather