I just could not resist writing this story. If you read yesterday’s post, you know that one of its main characters was named Johann Conrad Ochs, whose mother was a Stuebinger. In this post, one of the characters is named Johann Conrad Stuebinger. I really do not know if there is any family relationship between the Johann Conrad in yesterday’s story and the Johann Conrad in this post. Having said that, I am going to start with the birthday girl who led me to write this post.
Anna Marie Margarethe Boxdorfer was born on July 10, 1872, so today is a very special birthday for her. She would be 150 years old today if she was still alive. Anna was the daughter of Heinrich and Elizabeth (Rauh) Boxdorfer. A previous post, Baltimore Boxdorfer, told the story of Anna’s parents. Anna was baptized at Peace Lutheran Church in Friedenberg. We first see her in a census in 1880 at the age of 8. Her father was a farmer in the Central Township of Perry County.
Since Anna got married before the next census can be viewed, I will discuss the man who would become her first husband. This is where we look at the Johann Conrad Stuebinger that was mentioned earlier. Conrad was born on January 21, 1869, the son of Johann Eberhardt and Eva (Herman) Stuebinger. Conrad was also baptized at Peace Lutheran Church in Friedenberg. We find a young John C. Stuebinger in the 1880 census for the Cinque Hommes Township. There were two Stuebinger households listed right next to each other on this census page. One was a farmer, and Conrad’s father was a blacksmith.
Conrad’s father died in 1875, and his mother married again. Her second husband was Franz Eichhorn. We see the Eichhorn household in the 1880 census for Salem Township that includes Conrad Stuebinger.
Conrad Stuebinger married Anna Boxdorfer on October 24, 1893 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Perryville. The church record for that event is displayed below.
One child, a girl named Emma, was born to this couple in 1894. However, before Conrad and Anna could be shown in a census in 1900, Conrad died in 1899 at the age of 30. He was buried in the Peace Lutheran Cemetery in Friedenberg.
I was unable to find Anna Stuebing and her daughter, Emma, in the 1900 census. Then, before the 1910 census, Anna married again, so let’s take a look at the man who would become her second husband.
Gotthilf Herold was born on February 20, 1873, the son of Henry and Katherine (Popp) Herold. Records for the Herold’s are found in the Friedenberg Remembrances book, so Gotthilf was likely baptized at Peace Lutheran Church. We find Gotthilf in the 1880 census at the age of 7. His family was living in the Central Township where his father was a farmer.
I was also unable to find Gotthilf in the 1900 census. Then, on November 26, 1907, Gotthilf Herold married Anna Stuebinger. Like Anna’s first wedding, this one also took place at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Perryville. Below is the church record for that occasion.
We can also view the marriage license for this couple.
In the 1910 census, we find Gotthilf living with his father. Anna is listed as a daughter-in-law, and Emma Stuebinger was a granddaughter. Gotthilf was a farmer.
One child was born to this couple in 1915, a girl named Talitha. We find the following Herold household in the 1920 census. It included the Stuebinger daughter and the Herold daughter.
The 1930 census is the last one I was able to locate for the Herold’s. Only Talitha Herold remained in the household.
Anna Herold died in January of 1940 at the age of 67. Her death certificate is pictured here.
I figure Gotthilf should be in the 1940 census, but I was unsuccessful in finding him. He died in 1943 at the age of 70. We can also view his death certificate.
An obituary for Gotthilf Herold was published in the Perry County Republican. You can click on the images to enlarge them.
Gotthilf and Anna Herold are buried together in the Peace Lutheran Cemetery in Friedenberg. The date of Gotthilf’s death was never inscribed on this gravestone.
Since Anna had just one daughter with each of her two husbands, the branches of the Stuebinger and Herold family trees mentioned in this blog do not have any future Stuebinger’s or Herold’s.