Today’s highlighted couple had consecutive birthdays. The bride’s birthday was yesterday, and the groom’s is today. I will begin by looking at today’s birthday boy.
Louis George Lintner was born on July 31, 1873, making today his 148th birthday. Louis was the son of John and Margaret (Bergmann) Lintner. He was baptized at Peace Lutheran Church in Friedenberg, Missouri. His original baptism record was destroyed along with all the other records from that congregation in a fire. Louis is found in his first census in 1880. I think his age is incorrect. It should have been either 6 or 7, not 8. Louis was the 4th child out of a dozen children born into this Lintner family.
That census entry would be the only one we can view that has Louis as a single person, so let’s take a look at his bride. Her name was Salome Barbara Hoehn, who had her birthday yesterday. She was born on July 30, 1879. She was a product of a Hoehn/Hoehn marriage. Her parents were Adam and Louisa (Hoehn) Hoehn. Salome, sometimes called Sally, was the baby of this Hoehn family which has 11 children listed in our German Family Tree. She, too, was baptized at Peace Lutheran Church in Friedenberg. Salome is found in the 1880 census where it says she was 2 years old. I think that age is also incorrect based on her birthday. She is also called Selma on this entry.
On October 26, 1897, Louis Lintner married Salome Hoehn. That marriage took place at Peace Lutheran Church in Friedenberg. We can take a look at the marriage license for this couple.
The German Family Tree lists 4 children born to Louis and Salome. Two of them were born before the 1900 census was taken. Louis was a farmer all his life.
Next, we see the Lintner family in the 1910 census with 3 children. Adolph, who is seen in the above 1900 census, died in 1905 before his 6th birthday. Salome is called Sarah on this form.
In the 1915 plat maps for Perry County, we find the Louis Lintner farm located south of Perryville and west of Longtown. You can see other Hoehn’s and Bergmann’s living in their “neighborhood”.
We find the Lintner’s in 3 more census entries in which they are living in the same location. Their household is seen in this 1920 census entry. This time, Louis’s wife is called Sally.
The 1930 census shows Louis and “Solomith” in a household that includes their son, Oscar, who had married Zita Bohnert, and had their first child, Sylvia, by this time. There is evidence that Oscar had the nickname, “Boots”. Perhaps someone attached to this Lintner family will tell us how he got pinned with that nickname.
The last census we can view is the one taken in 1940. Their entry spills over two pages. This time there were 3 grandchildren living in their household. They got Salome spelled correctly this time. She and her husband were now in their 60’s.
Louis Lintner died in 1958 at the age of 84. His death certificate says the cause of death was throat cancer. This form says he died at the age of 85, but it also gives his birth year as 1872, which is not correct.
Salome Lintner died in 1960 at the age of 80. She died on Leap Year Day. Her death certificate says she died at the Perry County Memorial Hospital in Perryville.
Louis and Salome are buried together in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Perryville.
The story of this Lintner couple is one of those typical tales of a farmer and a farmer’s wife who raise their family on a farm. Since Perry County is filled with rolling hills, farming is not an easy task around here. Louis farmed through a time when he experienced the use of actual horse power to accomplish his goals, but then saw the advent of farm machinery with combustible engines. The changes in technology likely presented some interesting challenges to him.
Unless I experience some unforeseen difficulties, I should be back to using our museum’s research library for these blog posts tomorrow.