The Bachmanns: A German-English Pair

August Emanuel Bachmann was born on October 22, 1864.  His baptism record is part of the Salem Lutheran Church books in Farrar, Missouri.  Here is that record.

Emanuel Bachmann baptism record Salem Farrar
August Emanuel Bachmann baptism record – Salem, Farrar

Emanuel was the son of Heinrich and Ernstine (Koenig) Bachmann.  If you look at the children of these Bachmanns, you will find that their first child, who died right away, was baptized at Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown.  Then, starting in 1858, the rest of their children were baptized at Salem.  In fact, Heinrich Bachmann was one of the charter members of that congregation as we see from this excerpt from one of Salem’s anniversary books.

Salem Farrar charter members
Salem, Farrar charter members

On November 6, 1892, Emanuel married Anna Louise Adelheid Newberry.  Now, if you think that Newberry doesn’t sound like much of a German name, you would be correct.  The Newberry name comes from England.  Back in 1842, Anna’s grandfather, Andrew Newberry married Anne Adler, and it was then that this Newberry name entered the world of German Lutherans.  In 1844, they had a son named Thomas Jefferson Newberry (talk about a name that doesn’t sound German) who later married Christine Metzner, whose family were members of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altenburg.  That couple had a daughter named Anna, who married Emanuel Bachmann.  Here is this couple’s marriage record in the Salem church books.

Bachmann Newberry marriage record Salem Farrar
Bachmann/Newberry marriage record – Salem, Farrar

We will also show the civil marriage license for Emanuel and Anna’s wedding.

Bachmann Newberry marriage license
Bachmann/Newberry marriage license

In addition, we have this wedding photo of Emanuel and Anna.  Again, we see an example of a dark wedding dress with a white veil.

Emanuel and Anna Bachmann wedding

Emanuel was a farmer near Farrar.  The couple had seven children, although one of them died at the age of 5 months, and another one died at the age of 12 years.  Here is the 1920 census showing this family.

Emanuel Bachmann 1920 census Farrar
1920 census – Farrar,MO

I already have done two stories about some children in Emanuel and Anna’s family, so I thought it was about time to do the story of their parents.  One of the previous posts was titled, Did Joe Really Marry Two Frieda Bachmanns? which told the story of how their daughter, Frieda, married Joe Lorenz, and after she died, Joe married the widow of their son, Rudolph, who happened to be named Frieda.  The other post, titled, A Lutheran Genealogist’s Nightmare, told the story of how two other daughters, Esther and Norma, were married on the same day, June 16, 1929.

This photo of Emanuel and Anna was taken later in their lives.

Emanuel and Anna Bachmann
Emanuel and Anna Bachmann

It is my guess that members of Anna’s family, the Newberry clan, who can be found numerous times in the Salem Lutheran church books, may have been very instrumental in helping the Germans in the Farrar area learn the English language.  Certainly by the time World War I came around, it was going to be increasingly important for German churches like Salem to be teaching their children to speak English.  It was also going to be a time when their church would have been going through the transition from strictly German worship services to English services.

Emanuel died in 1923 at the age of 58.  Here is his death certificate.

Emanuel Bachmann death certificate
Emanuel Bachmann death certificate

Anna died in 1941 at the age of 68.  Here is her death certificate.

Anna Bachmann death certificate
Anna Bachmann death certificate

These two are both buried in the Salem Lutheran Cemetery.

If you look at the people with the surname Bachmann in our German Family Tree, you will find them marrying others with surnames that are what could be referred to as “Farrar Names”.  You find the names Lorenz, Steffens, Stueve, Mangels, Mueller, and the list goes on.  The same could be said for the surname Newberry.  In other words, you are likely to see more stories in the future where the names Bachmann and Newberry show up.



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