Yet Another “Cross the Creek” Wedding

Emma Caroline Weber would be celebrating her 130th birthday today.  She was born on July 28, 1890, the daughter of Herman and Wilhelmine (Hoffmann) Weber.  That makes her one the members of the “Ridge Webers”.  Emma was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altenburg.  Below is her baptism record in two images.

Emma Caroline Weber baptism record Immanuel Altenburg MO

Emma Caroline Weber baptism record 2 Immanuel Altenburg MO
Emma Caroline Weber – Immanuel, Altenburg, MO

A civil birth record from Perry County is displayed here in two images.

Emma Caroline Weber birth record 1 Perry County MO

Emma Caroline Weber birth record 2 Perry County MO
Emma Weber birth record – Perry County, MO

Emma is found in the 1900 census at the age of 9.  She was the first child born into her family.

Emma Weber 1900 census Brazeau Township MO
1900 census – Brazeau Township, MO

I found a few photos that show Emma as a child.  Remembering that she is the oldest child in the family makes it easier to pick Emma out of these family photos.

Herman Weber family 1
Herman Weber family – Emma standing in the middle

Next, we find one in which the children are a little older and one more child added.

Herman Weber family 2
Herman Weber family – Emma standing in the middle of the back row

Meanwhile, Emma’s future husband had his beginnings in the Shawnee Township of north Cape Girardeau County.  His name was William Hutteger.  William was born on November 29, 1889, the son of Johann and Mary Elizabeth (Steiner) Hutteger.  We also can view a civil birth record from Cape Girardeau County.  It is a little harder to read.

William Hutteger birth record 1 Cape Girardeau County MO

William Hutteger birth record 2 Cape Girardeau County MO
William Hutteger birth record – Cape Girardeau County

There is some confusion about the year of William’s birth.  The above form says he was born in 1890.  His baptism record from Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells shown below says he was born in 1889.  His later death certificate also states he was born in 1889.

William Hutteger baptism record Immanuel New Wells MO
William Hutteger baptism record – Immanuel, New Wells, MO

William’s father died in 1891, leaving Mary Elizabeth as a widow.  We find William living in his brother, Edward’s, household, which included his mother in the 1900 census.

William Hutteger 1900 census Shawnee Township MO
1900 census – Shawnee Township, MO

We find William and his mother in the 1910 census, the same year that William and Emma would be married.

William Hutteger 1910 census Shawnee Township MO
1910 census – Shawnee Township, MO

On November 22, 1910, William Hutteger “crossed the creek” to marry Emma Weber at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altenburg.  Here is the marriage license for this couple.

Hutteger Weber marriage license
Hutteger/Weber marriage license

Their church marriage record is shown below in two images.  It says Emma was from Friedland, which is another name for The Ridge.

Hutteger Weber marriage record Immanuel Altenburg MO

Hutteger Weber marriage record 2 Immanuel Altenburg MO

We have this photograph of the wedding party of William and Emma.

Hutteger Weber wedding
William and Emma Hutteger wedding

In 1917, William had his World War I draft registration completed.

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William Hutteger – WWI draft registration

It must have been fairly early in Emma’s life that the photo below must have been taken.

Emma Weber Hutteger
Emma Hutteger

This couple had five children, three boys and two girls.  When the 1920 census rolled around, we find this Hutteger household.  I also included the household of William’s older brother, John Hutteger.

William Hutteger 1920 census Shawnee Township MO
1920 census – Shawnee Township, MO

Next, we find the Hutteger family in the 1930 census.

William Hutteger 1930 census Shawnee Township MO
1930 census – Shawnee Township, MO

A plat map produced for Cape Girardeau County in 1930 shows a parcel of land owned by William Hutteger.

William Hutteger land map 1930
William Hutteger land map – 1930

The last census that we can view is the one taken in 1940.

William Hutteger 1940 census Shawnee Township MO
1940 census – Shawnee Township, MO

William had his World War II draft card completed in 1942.

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William Hutteger – WWII draft card

At some point later in their lives, William and Emma must have moved to Jackson, Missouri.  The family gathered for the photograph shown below, probably sometime in the 50’s.

William and Emma Hutteger family
William and Emma Hutteger family

Front row (L to R):  Florence, Emma, Willliam, Viola

Back row (L to R):  Melvin, Delmar, Wilbert

In 1960, William and Emma celebrated their 50th anniversary.  An invitation was sent out to announce this event.  The event was to take place at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Jackson.

William and Emma Hutteger 50th anniversary invitation
Hutteger 50th Anniversary Invitation

A local newspaper carried a story about this gathering.  In order to make it large enough to read, I am placing three images here.  You will have to read down the first column before going to the 1st image to begin reading the second column.

William and Emma Hutteger 50th anniversary article 1

William and Emma Hutteger 50th anniversary article 2

William and Emma Hutteger 50th anniversary article 3

Another photograph was taken of this family at that occasion.  This one shows the five Hutteger children along with their spouses.

William and Emma Hutteger 50th anniversary photo
William and Emma Hutteger family – 50th Anniversary

Emma Huttiger died in 1964 at the age of 73.  Her death certificate says she died of ovarian cancer at the Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

Emma Hutteger death certificate
Emma Hutteger death certificate

William Hutteger died 2 years later in 1966 at the age of 76.  His death certificate states that he also died at Southeast Hospital.  His mother’s maiden name is mistakenly given as Steinhoff instead of Steiner.

William Hutteger death certificate
William Hutteger death certificate

William and Emma are buried together in the Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson, Missouri.

William and Emma Hutteger gravestone Russell Heights Jackson MO
William and Emma Hutteger gravestone – Russell Heights, Jackson, MO

I feel the need to give some credit to our museum’s friend and supporter, Diane Anderson, for being the source of many of the photographs shown in this post.  She is a great source for information on several of the surnames that are subjects on this blog, including the Ridge Webers.

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Half of the concrete floor for our museum addition was poured yesterday.  I promised a few videos from that pouring.   Enjoy.

 

 

 


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