Deimund Bricks

Louisa Martha Guth is today’s birthday girl. She was the youngest of at least 7 children born into her family. She was born on April 5, 1875, the daughter of Nickolaus and Louise (Klinger) Guth. The last 4 children, beginning in 1869, were baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Perryville. Two of those children baptized at Immanuel died at very young ages. We cannot view the original records from that church, but we do have some transcriptions we can view. Here is the one for Louisa.

Louisa Guth baptism record – Immanuel, Perryville, MO

Louisa shows up in the 1880 census at the age of 5. The 5 oldest children were all boys, with the two youngest being girls. The other girl in this family, Julia, died at the age of 14, so much of her early life, Louisa was the only girl.

1880 census – Perryville, MO

Next, we will take a look at Louisa’s groom. His name was Edward Deimund who was born on December 5, 1878. His parents were William and Mathilda (Sevens) Deimund. Sevens may be a name that Mathilda took from a previous marriage since there are two Severns step-children listed in the 1880 census. I do not have any baptism information on Edward. I do know that his father was a farmer in the Apple Creek Township. That is where we find Edward in his first census record as an 8 month-old. If the 1878 birth year is correct, this age is not.

1880 census – Apple Creek Township, MO

Edward Deimund married Louisa Guth on August 26, 1900 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Perryville. Here is a transcription of their church record.

Deimund/Guth marriage record – Immanuel, Perryville, MO

We can also view this couple’s marriage license.

Deimund/Guth marriage license

I was not able to find either Edward Deimund or Louisa Guth or the married couple, Edward and Louisa Deimund, in the 1900 census. I think this may be due to the fact that they got married that year. Their mothers (the fathers had died before this wedding) may not have listed their child in the census because they were getting married later that year, and the married couple may have missed the census taker.

The German Family Tree lists 7 children born to this couple. One of them died as an infant. The first census I could find including this couple was the one taken in 1910, in which they had 5 children. Edward was a construction laborer. Also, Louisa’s mother was living in their household.

1910 census – Perryville, MO

Edward had his World War I draft registration completed in 1918. This document says that Edward was a brick mason working for Charles Kiefner.

Edward Deimund – WWI draft registration

One additional child shows up in the Deimund family when the 1920 census was taken.

1920 census – Perryville, MO

The 1930 census says Edward was a 52 year-old bricklayer. Louisa’s mother was back to living in their household.

1930 census – Perryville, MO

The last census we can view is the one taken in 1940. This time, their youngest daughter, Leola, her husband, Robert Smith, and two of their children were living in their household. Edward was still a bricklayer.

1940 census – Perryville, MO

At the age of 63, Edward had his World War II draft card completed. No employer was listed on this form.

Edward Deimund – WWII draft card

I have two photos, one of Edward and one of Louisa, that I think may have been taken on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. If that is the case, these photos were taken in 1950.

I found one more photo to display. It shows Edward and Louisa with one of their grandsons.

Edward and Louisa Deimund with grandson

Edward Deimund died in 1960 at the age of 81. This document says Edward’s parents were Henry and Lydia (Thomas) Deimund. That is very puzzling.

Edward Deimund death certificate

Louisa Deimund died in 1962 at the age of 87. Here is her death certificate.

Louisa Deimund death certificate

Edward and Louisa Deimund are buried together in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Perryville.

Edward and Louisa Deimund gravestone – Immanuel, Perryville, MO

Edward Deimund was a bricklayer in Perryville for a lot of years. Who knows how many Deimund bricks are still found in the old brick homes and building in Perryville. I’m guessing there are plenty.


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