Descendants of Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Stelzriede

Fourth Generation


28. Christian Heinrich August Stelzriede (Johann Heinrich , Johann Heinrich , Johann Friedrich Wilhelm ) was born on 27 Apr 1845 in Hille, District Of Minden, Germany. He was christened on 18 May 1845 in Hille, District Of Minden, Germany. He died Unknown.

In 1879 book of houses in Hille (from Hille web site) there is still one Stelzriede house listed. When I (R. Nelson) visited Hille in 1985/6 there was still at least one Stelzriede family in the phone book. Rev. Fred C. Stelzriede said that he had written to the Stelzriede's in Hille, Germany and got a reply that they did not know if we were related to them. Many of the families of the Stelzriede's wives were still in Hille in 1879.

Christian married Marie Elisabeth Borgmann on 19 Apr 1861 in Hille, District Of Minden, Germany. Marie died Unknown.

They had the following children:

  44 M i Christian Heinrich Stelzriede was born on 9 Nov 1862 in Hille, District Of Minden, Germany. He was christened on 9 Nov 1862 in Hille, District Of Minden, Germany. He died Unknown.

29. Carl Heinrich (Charley) Stelzriede [scrapbook] (Johann Heinrich , Johann Heinrich , Johann Friedrich Wilhelm ) was born on 1 Apr 1847 in Hille, District Of Minden, Germany. He was christened on 5 Apr 1847 in Hille, District Of Minden, Germany. He died on 9 May 1910 in Hoyleton, IL. He was buried on 12 May 1910 in North Prairie Cemetery, IL.

Came to US in 1865 to NY them IL. Brother of my great grandfather. Have an obituary translated from German by F.C. Stelzriede. Farmer. Four sons died of 11 children.
Listed as Charley in 1880 census.

Obituary of Karl Henry Stelzriede
(translated from the German by his nephew, Rev. Frederick Carl Stelzriede)

Karl (Charles) Henry Stelzriede was born in Hille, in the District of Minden, Germany on April 1, 1847, and died at his home after long and severe suffering on May 9, 1910.
In 1865 he came to America, landing in New York, and later settled on a farm near (south of) Hoyleton, Illinois.
On March 11, 1875, he was united for life with his now sorrowing wife, Karoline Wilhelmina Sophia Buhrmester. They were blest with eleven children, four sons preceding their father into everlasting life. Brother Stelzriede, under the attentive care of Brother F. M. Rinke, in Hoyleton, Illinois, was soundly converted to God, joined the Methodist Church (German Methodist Church of Hoyleton-North Prairie charge), and was a loyal, faithful member to the end. He was a strong supporter of the parish (congregation), served unselfishly many years as a superintendent, teacher in the Sunday School, and was a trustee of the church. In the last half-dozen years (?) he was suffering and seldom without pain, and has been completely helpless for more than a month.
The family life was affectionate and happy. His home was a house of prayer. Shortly before his end he called his only son to his bedside, laid his hand on his head, and dedicated him anew to the Lord. His father always hoped to see the time when his son would stand on Zion’s wall as a preacher. The Bible and the Apologist (a Methodist Church paper) as well as Christian literature were diligently read by him.
Besides his sorrowing wife he leaves his six daughters, one son, five grandchildren, many relatives (acquaintances?), and a large circle of friends.
The brothers A. F. Ludwig and H. F. Miller (last former pastors of the deceased), of Nashville, Ill., took part in the funeral service. (This is probably a pretty free translation.) The body rests in the cemetery at North-Prairie.

Hoyleton, Ill. F. H. Austermann

[Notes of F.C. Stelzriede: The German-English dictionary I have does not contain all of the words used in the obituaries, consequently I had to guess in some instances at the meaning of the words and the idioms. To make it more difficult the print was the old German type which often made it difficult for me to figure out how the word was spelled. Some of the capital letters are difficult for me to distinguish. However, I think what I have written conveys the meaning fairly well.

In case anyone is interested in knowing, the six daughters and one son of Uncle Charley (as we called him), were, as best I can remember, as follows from eldest to youngest: Lydia (married Louis Pithemann(sic)), Emma (married George Gerling), Clara (married George Hoffman), Anna (married Julius Brink), Esther (married George Hoffman after Clara died), August (who went to Nebraska, married, and worked for Railway Express; never became a minister), Mabel (married Gus Backsmeier).]

Charles and Caroline owned timberland on the east side of the road south of Hoyleton, and near the Peithman family farm on the hill. The farming operation included grain, livestock and poultry farming. The 1938 Stelzriede family reunion was held on the Sunday before labor day in September. The dinner was served in the pasture under the shade trees.
Carl is buried in plot row 14, grave 32 of the North Prairie Cemetery. The cemetery is located at the corner of North Prairie Road and Pinoak Road. Information from Fred Backsmeier - 11/2004.

Carl married Karoline Wilhelmine Sophia (Caroline) Buhrmester [scrapbook] on 11 Mar 1875. Karoline was born on 13 Oct 1850 in Germany. She died on 15 Jan 1933. She was buried in North Prairie Cemetery, IL.

Details from Claude Stelzriede - found info in a book on the history of Washington County, IL. 10/2003
North Prairie Cemetery web site has birth as 1856, death as 1811.
Birth year should be 1850 instead of 1856 based on 1880 census. Photo shows that she was still alive in 1914. Family Search Internet site has death as 1933.

from Fred Backsmeier - 11/2004: Caroline came to America at the age of 11.

Carl and Karoline had the following children:

  45 M i C. Heinrich (Henry) Stelzriede was born on 6 Nov 1875. He died on 6 Apr 1884. He was buried in North Prairie Cemetery, IL.

Listed as C. Herman on the North Prairie Cemetery web site, but Henry in other family notes.
from Fred Backsmeier 11/2004:
Buried row 1, grave 27.
+ 46 F ii Emma Caroline Sophia Stelzriede
+ 47 F iii Lydia Mary Stelzriede
+ 48 F iv Clara Louise Stelzriede
+ 49 F v Anna Louise Stelzriede
  50 M vi G Eddy Stelzriede was born on 20 Nov 1885. He died on 19 Jun 1886. He was buried in North Prairie Cemetery, Washington County, IL.

From Claude Stelzriede - 10/2003.
and from Fred Backsmeier - 11/2004.
  51 M vii E Oskar Stelzriede was born on 11 Feb 1887. He died on 15 Feb 1887. He was buried in North Prairie Cemetery, Washington County, IL.

From Claude Stelzriede - 10/2003.
North Prairie Cemetery web site has birth as 2/11/1887, death as 2/15/1887.
Fred Backsmeier matches web site info. 11/2004
  52 M viii Ludwig Stelzriede was born on 10 Apr 1888. He died on 28 Apr 1888. He was buried in North Prairie Cemetery, Washington County, IL.

From the North Prairie Cemetery web site.
  53 F ix Esther Sophia Stelzriede was born on 7 Jan 1890. She died on 10 Jul 1936.

Listed on web site for Krughoff/Peithmann families from around Hille that moved to North Prairie, IL. Was 2nd wife of George Hoffmann. Listed under children of Mary Krughof (1856-1928) & Henry Hoffman. There is a lot of detailed information about others in this family on the site.
        Esther married George Henry Hoffman on 13 Apr 1914. George was born on 15 May 1878 in Hoyleton, IL. He died on 10 Sep 1955 in Washington County, IL. He was buried in North Prairie Cemetery, Washington County, IL.
+ 54 M x Carl August Stelzriede
+ 55 F xi Mabel Edna Stelzriede

30. Christian Frederick (Frederick) Stelzriede [scrapbook] (Johann Heinrich , Johann Heinrich , Johann Friedrich Wilhelm ) was born on 27 Mar 1849 in Hille, District Of Minden, Germany. He died on 21 Jan 1902 in Hoyleton, IL. He was buried in North Prairie Cemetery, IL.

Came to U.S. in 1867 to Washington County, IL. Died of pneumonia at age of 52.

Obituary of Christian Frederick Stelzriede
(translated from the German by his son, Rev. Frederick Carl Stelzriede)

Christian Frederick Stelzriede was born March 27, 1849 at Hille in the Prussian District of Minden, Germany, and died after a short illness of pneumonia easily (softly or quietly?) and blessed in the Lord on January 21, 1902.
He came to America in 1867, and came to Washington County, Illinois, and settled here. He united himself to our Church (German Methodist, Hoyleton-North Prairie, charge) in 1870, was a faithful upright Christian (or Christ, playing on his name), and led a quiet Christ-like life.
In 1870 he entered into the holy estate (of matrimony) with Christine Louise (born) Krueger. They were blest with two sons and two daughters (Henry, Arthur, Ida, Amelia). His wife went ahead of him to praise (glory? heaven?).
On May 30, 1889 he was again united (in marriage) with Mary A. Krietemeier, the now sorrowing wife. They were blest with five children, however, one child went on ahead to the Father in heaven (or perhaps it should be preceded its father into glory).
Brother C. (Christian) witnessed with clear consciousness that the Lord was with him and that he was ready to go home.
He leaves behind him his deeply grieving wife, eight children, and two brothers, together with many acquaintances and friends, who look after him (whose eyes follow him?) in the hope of a blessed meeting again (reunion?).

Hoyleton, Ill. H.F. Miller

(Note of F.C. Stelzriede: Who was the other brother? Was he in Germany? I thought there was one brother who died earlier in Colorado of tuberculosis. Also, I am pretty certain there was one grandchild at the time of father’s death, namely, Helen (Stelzriede) Copenbarger, Henry’s eldest daughter.)

The photograph, in the possession of Murl Sickbert, is mounted under a convex glass cover in a wooden frame. The picture was pushed into the convex glass giving an almost three dimensional look. Murl has Fred and Mary's wedding certificate (in German) also.

Christian married (1) Christine Louise (Louisa) Krueger in Oct 1875 in IL. Christine was born on 30 Jun 1858 in North Prairie, IL. She died on 26 Oct 1887.

Died by being kicked by a calf according to the memoirs of Gus Meyer. But the memoirs of Fred C. Stelzriede say that she died in childbirth with her fifth child. Perhaps both are correct?
North Prairie is near Nashville, IL.

Christian and Christine had the following children:

+ 56 M i Henry Frederick Christian Stelzriede
+ 57 F ii Ida Stelzriede
+ 58 F iii Emelia Mary (Amelia, Millie) Stelzriede
+ 59 M iv Arthur F. Stelzriede
  60 F v Frieda Julia Maria Stelzriede was born in Oct 1886. She died about 1887.

Info from phys@fgi.net - Phyllis Scott on genealogy.com.
Also on North Prairie Cemetery site - death date is 1/28, assume that the year is 1887.

Christian married (2) Anna Marie Charlotte (Mary) Krietemeier [scrapbook] on 30 May 1889 in Hoyleton, IL. Anna was born on 2 Jul 1868 in Elberfeld, Germany. She died on 2 Sep 1935. She was buried in North Prairie Cemetery, IL.

In 1920 IL census as Mary Stelzriede with daughter Julia, but not other children? At 1300 Bond Street, Brookside Twnshp., Centralia, IL.
Also - naturalized in 1878, has immigrated in 1892 - not right, owned home - no mortgage, Harry (age 21) & Ruth (22) Poryau were boarders.

Christian and Anna had the following children:

  61 F vi Frieda Julia Maria Stelzriede was born on 5 Jun 1891 in Hoyleton, IL. She died on 23 Jul 1891 in IL. She was buried in North Prairie Cemetery, IL.

Some info from phys@fgi.net - Phyllis Scott on genealogy.com.
+ 62 F vii Mae Mary Elizabeth Stelzriede
+ 63 M viii Frederick Carl Benjamin (Fred) Stelzriede
+ 64 F ix Ruth Helen Sophia Stelzriede
+ 65 F x Julia Emma Augusta (Babe) Stelzriede

33. Levi (Levy) Steltzriede (Ernst Heinrich (Henry) Steltzriede , Johann Cord , Johann Friedrich Wilhelm ) was born in 1844 in MI. He died Unknown.

in 1870 census in MI spelled as Stelzrieder. Farmer. Married to Barbara. Two boys, Henry(4) & Ernst(2).
Lewis Schultz (age 35, from Canada), laborer lived with them.


In 1880 census in MI spelled as Stellzriede - at least in online version. George Toenklein, age 29 (b.1851) farm laborer, lived with the family.

In 1900 census in MI.

Levi married Anna Barbara (Barbara) Nuechterlein on 23 Apr 1865 in Frankenmuth, MI. Anna was born on 14 Jun 1846 in Rosstal, Bavaria, Germany. She died on 24 Jun 1906 in Frankenmuth, MI.

In 1870 census.
In 1880 census. Both parents born in Bavaria. Spelled as Stellzriede in this census.
Most information from the Nuechterlein genealogy web site. 10/2004
Anna Barbara was the second oldest child with 5 brothers and one sister.

Levi and Anna had the following children:

+ 66 M i Henry Steltzriede
  67 M ii Ernst Steltzriede was born in 1869 in Saginaw, MI. He died Unknown.
  68 M iii William Steltzriede was born in 1873 in Saginaw, MI. He died Unknown.
        William married Mary Seidel on 29 Sep 1895. Mary was born on 10 Aug 1873 in Saginaw, MI. She died on 10 Jun 1948 in Saginaw, MI. She was buried in Oakwood Mausoleum.

Saginaw Public Library obituary index.
  69 F iv Barbara Steltzriede was born in 1875 in Saginaw, MI. She died Unknown.
+ 70 M v John H (Johnny) Steltzriede

34. Henry F. Steltzriede [scrapbook] (Ernst Heinrich (Henry) Steltzriede , Johann Cord , Johann Friedrich Wilhelm ) was born in 1848 in Saginaw, MI. He died in 1932 in Saginaw, MI.

Found photos and information in online book about Saginaw, MI early history. Also date of death.

In 1850 census?;
Children's info from Jacob family tree info - passed on by Bud (Claude) Stelzriede.

In 1870 census (22 years old) living with parents. Listed as Heinrich (son). Catherina from Hannover, Henry from Prussia. Both father and son - farmers. Name spelled as Stelzrieder.
http://epiphyte.libofmich.lib.mi.us/CensusImages/Roll701-702/314.pdf

In 1880 census.

Henry married Katherine Seidel [scrapbook] on 19 Jul 1871. Katherine was born in 1848 in Rosstal, Bavaria, Germany. She died after 1937 in MI.

In 1880 census. Spelled Cathrine.

Henry and Katherine had the following children:

  71 M i Henry Steltzriede was born after 1871. He died in 1890.

Henry and Willie died the same night of a disease that many of the children had. Henry and Louis were twins.
  72 M ii Louis Steltzriede was born after 1871. He died in 1902.

Twin brother of Henry. Louis drowned in the Saginaw River.
+ 73 F iii Caroline Steltzriede
+ 74 F iv Mary Steltzriede
  75 F v Elizabethe (Lizzy) Steltzriede was born in 1875 in MI. She died Unknown.

In 1880 census.
        Elizabethe married John P Seidel on 24 Nov 1897. John was born on 10 Feb 1868 in Saginaw, MI. He died on 31 Jul 1960 in Saginaw, MI. He was buried in Holy Cross, Saginaw, MI.
  76 M vi William (Willie) Steltzriede was born in 1877 in MI. He died in 1890.

Died same night as Henry of a disease.

In 1880 census.
  77 F vii Anna Steltzriede was born on 24 Jun 1879 in Saginaw, MI. She died before 1940.
+ 78 F viii Emma Steltzriede
  79 F ix Henrietta (Hattie) Steltzriede was born on 1 Apr 1882 in Saginaw, MI. She died on 29 Mar 1971 in Saginaw, MI. She was buried in Holy Cross, Saginaw, MI.

Saginaw Public Library obituary index. It appears that she never married.
  80 M x Marten E Steltzriede was born about 1886 in Saginaw, MI. He died in Nov 1893 in Saginaw, MI.
  81 F xi Clara Steltzriede was born on 14 Jun 1889 in Saginaw, MI. She died on 11 Dec 1972 in Saginaw, MI. She was buried in Holy Cross, Saginaw, MI.

Saginaw Public Library obituary index.
        Clara married Arthur B Kluck. Arthur died Unknown.

36. Carl Friedrich August (Frederick) Stelzriede (Carl Franz Heinrich , Johann Cord , Johann Friedrich Wilhelm ) was born on 21 Mar 1837 in Hille, District Of Minden, Germany. He was christened on 27 Mar 1837 in Hille, District Of Minden, Germany. He died on 19 Mar 1874 in Saxtown, IL. He was buried in Freivogel Cemetery, Millstadt, IL.

Farmer with $2000 in land and $200 in personal estate in 1870 census.

Death info comes from newspaper article quoted by Marshall E. Stelzriede and verified by 1874 land grant listing from St. Clair, IL that has the word "massacre" noted, and by the death register also, that lists just the two Stelzriede's; 65 year old father from Germany and his son. The newspaper clipping lists Frederick (35), his wife Anna (35), son Carl (3) and Anna (7 months). The "proof of death" records give the ages that help confirm the identities. They owned 60 acres of land.

[Original Message]
Date: 5/17/03 4:37:21 PM
Subject: Stelzriede Murders

Good Evening Mr. Stelzriede, Thank you for your note of April 27. Please accept my apologies for this very tardy response, but working 6 days a week tends to allow precious little time for trips to the library. I was able to stop in this afternoon however, and I was able to pick up some information for you. Hopefully it'll be something you don't have, so my trip won't be in vain.
This is the story of one Fred Steltzenreide, a 35 year old man living on his farm, along with his 28 year old wife, Anna; their 3 year old son, Carl; their 7 month old daughter, Anna; and Fred's 70 year old father, Carl.
It seems that Fred had promised some potato sets to a neighboring farmer by the name of Snyder (I haven't been able to pin down his exact identity yet). Mr. Snyder decided to pop in on the evening of March 20, 1874 to pick up his potatoes, and upon opening the front door, found Fred laying there on the floor in a pool of blood. He summoned some of the local neighbors, all of whom refused to enter the house for fear of what they may find. They opt to send somebody up here to Belleville to summon the county Sheriff.
Sure enough, the entire family had been murdered some time the evening previous by somebody wielding an axe, and $100 stashed away at the family home had come up missing (I'm sure quite a large sum of money at that time). Fred lost 3 fingers in fighting the fugitive, and from what the newspaper account tells, was nearly decapitated. Carl, Fred's father, seemed to have struggled some with the intruder as well, but Anna and the children were still in bed, as if they had been killed in their sleep.
The funeral was the following Sunday, March 22 at the Zions Church. Zion was the local Evangelical Church; it would later become a part of the Evangelical and Reformed, and eventually part of what we now know as the United Church of Christ. It has quite a history to be proud of, as it dates back to 1836. The newspaper recounts 1000 people attending the funeral, with burial being at Freivogel, the Church Cemetery. It got its name from the gentleman who donated the parcel of land to the church for the cemetery, and I believe this is where the church originally began.
The Steltzenreide's originally had a marker on their grave. Some years after their deaths, however, somebody got the bright idea to exhume the family and move their remains to Walnut Hill Cemetery here in Belleville. The headstone was trucked up here to the cemetery, where I believe it still stands, but the remains remain at Freivogel. It was later decided that Freivogel would be their eternal resting place. Why the headstone was never returned to its rightful place, I can only speculate that perhaps the stone was feared in too fragile to risk being trucked back to Millstadt.
A couple of men were initially arrested in connection with the murders. One was listed as Fred. Boeltz, who was married to Anna's sister. He was reported to have been quarreling with the Steltzenreide's just prior to the murders. Another man listed was one John Afkhen. I forget just what his connection was at the moment. At one time, the county offered a $1,000 reward, as did one of Fred's brothers; several people were arrested and subsequently released, and nobody was ever convicted in the killings.
Local legend says that townsfolk were still fearful into the 1940's of the man who committed the "Saxtown Murders". Saxtown is an unincorporated area that sits between Millstadt and Floraville. Hopefully I can get back to the library and get some more information for you before your kinfolk head this way. Perhaps I can be of service while they are in town as well to show the cemetery and what not. That, however, is all I have for the moment.
Regards,
Jim Stoeber
Belleville, Il

Greetings Once Again Mr. Stelzriede,
I had promised you updates as I went along in the murders of the Fred Steltzenriede family on March 19, 1874. I got to the Belleville library today and found some new discoveries. Last time, I discussed the Belleville newspaper mentioning a farmer named Snyder who had been promised some potato seed by Fred Steltzenriede, and had the misfortune of finding the murdered family. This turns out to be a chap named Ben Schneider, who at the time was a 28 year old farmer who lived just a few farm houses down from Fred, with his wife, Katie. Ben and Katie lived in their later years in the town of Millstadt itself, right down the road from a fella named Wilson Baltz, who wrote a small book about the murders back in 1974. Ben passed away in 1927, Katie in 1941, and both are laid to rest at Mt. Evergreen Cemetery in Millstadt. Mr. Baltz also confirmed what I had said; some family and friends of the Steltzenriede family had at one point decided to have the remains of the family exhumed and moved up here to Walnut Hill Cemetery in Belleville. The furthest they got with this project was getting the headstone moved up here; the trustees of Freivogel Cemetery in Millstadt decided that Freivogel was to be their final resting place forevermore. The Steltzenriede stone sits at Walnut Hill to this day, methinks because it's too old, fragile, and heavy to be safely removed back to Freivogel. I also have a more precise location of where the Steltzenriede family farm ( 60 acres if I saw correctly ) is located. Perhaps I can drive out there in the morning before heading to the grocery store and get a better look at the place, thereby being able to show you and or your kinfolk where it is whenever y'all get the chance to come visit. The original farmhouse was torn down in 1954, but to the best of my knowledge, the barn still stands - or at least it did in the late 1980's. That's all I have for now. I'll be in touch. Sincerely Yours,
Jim Stoeber

Carl married Anna Taty on 13 Mar 1868 in St. Clair, IL. Anna was born about 1845. She died on 19 Mar 1874 in Saxtown, IL. She was buried in Freivogel Cemetery, Millstadt, IL.

Birth year from 1870 census.

Carl and Anna had the following children:

  82 M i Carl Stelzriede was born in 1871. He died on 19 Mar 1874 in Saxtown, IL. He was buried in Freivogel Cemetery, Millstadt, IL.
  83 F ii Anna Stelzriede was born in 1873 in Millstadt, IL. She died on 19 Mar 1874 in Saxtown, IL. She was buried in Freivogel Cemetery, Millstadt, IL.

39. Charles Henry (Henry) Stelzriede (Carl Friedrich August (Charles) , Johann Cord , Johann Friedrich Wilhelm ) was born in 1849 in NY. He died Unknown.

Lived with wife in Carmi, White County, IL. Occupation was bridge carpenter in 1880 census.

Charles H. Stelzriede and Henry Stelzriede son of Carl Friedrich August are the same person. This seems to fit the information that Marshall Stelzriede has. Both were born in NY in 1849.

(Died before 1902? he is not in will of Carl Friedrich August S. but his children are.)

Charles married Elizabeth Daniels [scrapbook] on 3 Mar 1874 in Richview, IL. Elizabeth was born on 15 Jul 1843 in MO. She died after 1920.

Birth date is either the 7th from Darin Harshman or the 15th.

Listed in the 1920 census as Elizabeth Stelzriede, age 76, in Carmi, IL.

Charles and Elizabeth had the following children:

+ 84 F i Susan Stelzriede
+ 85 M ii Charles William Stelzried
+ 86 M iii Benjamin Franklin (Frank) Stelzriede Sr

40. Martin C. Stelzriede (Carl Friedrich August (Charles) , Johann Cord , Johann Friedrich Wilhelm ) was born in 1851 in NY. He died Unknown.

Family is in 1880 census in IL. He worked on the railroad.

Martin married Bell (Belle) about 1870. Bell was born in 1852 in IL. She died Unknown.

Bells's parents were both born in OH.
In 1880 census.
In Missouri in 1900 census as Bell.
Maybe listed as Bella Stilzriede in St. Louis, MO in 1920 census (age 66)?
Listed as Belle in marriage records.

Martin and Bell had the following children:

  87 M i William Stelzriede was born about 1871. He died on 12 Aug 1873 in IL. He was buried in Richview Cemetery, IL.

Death from Claude Stelzriede - photo of tombstone of Belle.
  88 M ii Frederic Stelzriede was born in 1875 in IL. He died Unknown.

From 1880 census.
  89 F iii Maud Stelzriede was born in 1877 in IL. She died Unknown.

From 1880 census.
  90 M iv Clarance F. Stelzriede was born in 1879 in IL. He died on 28 Sep 1882 in IL. He was buried in Richview Cemetery, IL.

From 1880 census.
And death from Claude Stelzriede - photo of tombstone of Belle.
Had 1873 as birth year, but 1880 census gives 1879.
  91 M v James F Stelzriede was born after 1870. He died on 23 Aug 1882 in IL. He was buried in Richview Cemetery, IL.

And death from Claude Stelzriede - photo of tombstone of Belle.
Maybe be the same as Frederic?
J. Stelzriede in NY in 1860 census?
  92 F vi Jennie M. Stelzriede was born after 1870. She died on 6 Oct 1882 in IL. She was buried in Richview Cemetery, IL.

Death from Claude Stelzriede - photo of tombstone of Belle.
May be the same as Maud?
  93 M vii Martin C. Stelzriede was born after 1870. He died on 6 Feb 1882 in IL. He was buried in Richview Cemetery, IL.

And death from Claude Stelzriede - photo of tombstone of Belle.
  94 M viii Eddie Stelzriede was born after 1870. He died on 3 Jul 1891 in IL. He was buried in Richview Cemetery, IL.

And death from Claude Stelzriede - photo of tombstone of Belle.

41. William Friedrich Stelzriede (Carl Friedrich August (Charles) , Johann Cord , Johann Friedrich Wilhelm ) was born on 11 Oct 1854 in NY. He died on 9 Jun 1913 in Prescott, AZ. He was buried in Twin Buttes Cemetery, Tempe, AZ.

Dates and marriage from Darin Harshman. 10/2003.

Was a laborer on the railroad in 1880 census in IL.

In AZ, ID, NM, WY, UT census in 1900 and 1910 as W. F.

Probably the William S. of Tempe, AZ in 1902 will of Carl Friedrich August S. (1st listed, he was a son).

William was a railroad foreman for the Phoenix and Maricopa railroad, and the family established a home in Tempe. William ends up owning several blocks of land in what is now downtown Tempe, where Arizona State University is located. He also became a city councilman for a few terms and was well liked in the community.

A family mystery revolves around the following facts: Mary and William died within 6 months of each other in 1913. William's estate is divided into thirds between Ashley Neil Stelzriede (born in 1899) and his two uncles, William F. and John A.W. Stelzriede. These facts are established by numerous court documents and correspondence located in the Charles A. Stauffer papers at the Arizona Historical Society's archives in Tempe.

(from Darin Harshman)

William married Mary Ann Shelton about 1875. Mary was born on 15 Mar 1859 in AL. She died on 17 Dec 1913 in Hayden's Ferry (Tempe), AZ. She was buried in Twin Buttes Cemetery, Tempe, AZ.

Last name and dates from Darin Harshman.

Birthplace is listed as AL in 1880 census.

Birthplace is listed as KY (not AL) in 1900 census.

William and Mary had the following children:

+ 95 M i George Stelzriede
+ 96 M ii William E Stelzriede
+ 97 M iii John A. W. (Jack) Stelzriede

42. Liezette (Lizzie) Stelzriede (Carl Friedrich August (Charles) , Johann Cord , Johann Friedrich Wilhelm ) was born in 1857 in IL. She died before 1902.

Marriage from Darin Harshman. 10/2003

Liezette married (1) Fred Hesse about 1876. Fred was born about 1850. He died before 1880.

From Darin Harshman. 10/2003

Fred and Liezette had the following children:

  98 M i Fred Hesse was born in 1877 in Jefferson County, IL. He died Unknown.

From Darin Harshman. 10/2003

In IL in 1902 will of Carl Friedrich August S. (2nd listed, he was a grandson).

Liezette married (2) Frederick (Fred) Keck on 9 Mar 1886 in St Clair County, IL. Frederick was born about 1860. He died Unknown.

In IL in 1902 will of Carl Friedrich August S. (he was the "petitioner" and a son in law).

Frederick and Liezette had the following children:

  99 F ii Mary Keck died Unknown.

In IL in 1902 will of Carl Friedrich August S. (3rd listed, she was a granddaughter).
  100 F iii Nettie Keck died Unknown.

In IL in 1902 will of Carl Friedrich August S. (4th listed, she was a granddaughter).

43. Anna Amelia (Emily) Stelzriede (Carl Friedrich August (Charles) , Johann Cord , Johann Friedrich Wilhelm ) was born on 9 Dec 1859 in Jefferson County, IL. She died on 6 Dec 1880 in Washington County, IL.

Marriage records indicate a short first marriage to Christian Hasse.
Marriage to C. W. Foster is well documented.

Anna married (1) Christian Hasse on 17 Jun 1876 in Jefferson County, IL. Christian was born about 1850. He died Unknown.

Anna married (2) Charles Walter Foster on 7 Nov 1877 in Jefferson County, IL. Charles was born on 31 Dec 1845 in Jefferson County, IL. He died on 31 Jan 1919 in Washington County, IL.

Was a farmer in the 1900 census.

Charles and Anna had the following children:

  101 M i Walter Lewis Foster was born on 6 Sep 1878 in Jefferson County, IL. He died on 1 May 1955 in Washington County, IL.

In IL in 1902 will of Carl Friedrich August S. (9th listed, he was a grandson).
        Walter married Maggie Jane Haselip on 23 Nov 1904 in Jefferson County, Illinois. Maggie was born on 14 Dec 1878 in Illinois. She died on 24 Apr 1955 in Washington County, Illinois.
+ 102 F ii Lesinda Bell (Bell) Foster

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