Based on my family research and the "Anna" listed as William's second wife, I am certain that "Anna" is my grandfather's Tante (aunt) Anna (geboren Albrecht) Frankenhauser from Gonzales. If you are interested, I have provided some information on the Albrecht family, Anna's information is noted by asterisks. Anna was 9 months old when she traveled from Bremen to New York to Texas (through Indianola)with her parents and siblings. I am interested in any stories regarding the lives of William, Anna and family.
New Berlin, Guadalupe County, Texas, USA
Hugo J. Albrecht
Geb. 12/19/1906 (? , ? County, Texas, USA)
Eltern: Hermann and Anna (nee Bielke) Albrecht
Married: 11/21/1931 to Venona Engelhardt
Leroy Erwin Rudolf Albrecht (geb. 08/23/1932)
Leslie Arthur Erwin Albrecht (geb. 3/3/1935)
Gest. 10/25/1987 (New Berlin, Guadalupe County, Texas, USA; Buried at
Redeemer UCC Cemetery in Zuehl Community, Marion, Guadalupe County, Texas,
Hermann Gustav Wilhelm Albrecht
Geb. 07/09/1876 (Brodowin; Reg. bei Potsdamm Province, Preussen.
Eltern: Johann (John) O. Albrecht Sr. and Caroline (nee Linar/Lynar) Albrecht
Married: 1904 to Anna Bielke
Johann (Johnny) O. Albrecht
Hugo J. Albrecht (geb. 12/19/1906)
Gest. 10/23/1924 at age 48 years, 3 months and 14 days in Zuehl Community,
Rt. 2 Marion, Texas and buried at Erloeser Evangelische Kirche on the same
Leichentext: Romans 6: 8-11; Isaiah 35:10
(Note: Church book states 1 brother and 1 sister, possibly survivors only-
need to research Willie Albrecht)
Johann (John) O. Albrecht Sr. (Tombstone reads John O. Albrecht Sr.; his
father was also Johann but it is believed his father remained in Germany).
Geb. 06/10/1842 in Brodowin bei Angermuende; Reg. bei Potsdam Province,
Eltern: Johann and Maria Louise (nee Wacke) Albrecht
Married: Unknown date to Caroline (nee Lynar/Linar) Albrecht (note
Caroline’s tombstone reads Lynar while church record book lists spelling
Children: (At time of death, church book indicates 3 sons and 2 daughters.
Hermann Gustav Wilhelm Albrecht geb. 07/09/1876
Gest: 07/27/1919 in Zuehl community at 77 years, 1 month and 17 days and
was buried the following day (7/28/1919) in Evangelischer Erloeser
cemetery in Zuehl, Guadalupe County Texas.
Leichentext: John 5:24-29; I Timothy 6: 6&7
Johann Albrecht (appears to have been in Brodowin Germany in 1842 at the
birth of his son John Sr. above, whose son Hermann was also born in
Brodowin in 1876. Church books in Texas indicate Maria Louise nee Wacke
was this Johann’s wife, and the mother of John Sr. It appears that John
Sr. (Sr. in USA) left Germany after Hermann’s birth in 1876, and before
Indianola, Texas was destroyed by a second devastating hurricane in 1886,
resulting in never being rebuilt. According to Hugo J. Albrecht, our
Albrecht ancestors entered at the port of Indianola. (Note: Current day
Indianola, Texas is not at the same location as the port of entry for our
German ancestors; only the old courthouse floor remains on the beaches of
UPATE 4/12/2008- Via Internet, identified that Johann (John) Sr. (I. shown
above) and his family, wife Caroline and children left Bremen, Germany on
the ship “Hermann” and arrived at Castle Garden, New York (now part of
Ellis Island) on January 8, 1883. Based on Hugo Albrecht’s comments about
Indianola, it is most likely that the family took a steamship from New
York to the Gulf of Mexico with final destination being Indianola, Texas.
It is possible that there were stops in New Orleans, LA and/or Galveston,
TX which was common in that day, before arriving at the port of Indianola.
It will be quite difficult to track arrival at Indianola, TX as there are
limited documents remaining after the city was destroyed for the second,
and last, time in 1886.
With the location of Brodowin, Germany listed as the birthplace of two of
our oldest known ancestors that became Auswanderers and ended up in Texas,
I am requesting assistance from German web sites in hopes of furthering
our knowledge of our German lineage. Brodowin lies 80km northeast of
Berlin, and is an agricultural area positioned between natural lakes.
Notes to organize:
NY passenger list for ship “Hermann” departing from Bremen and arriving at
NY January 8, 1883.
Based on the 1910 census information that Caroline bore 8 children (2 of which were born in Texas, Caroline and Wilhelm). The 1910 census also states that of the 8 children, 6 were living at time of 1910 census.
1/8/1883 Joh. Albrecht, Male, Age 41, Laborer
1/8/1883 Caroline Albrecht, Female, Age 39, Farmer
1/8/1883 Wilhemine Albrecht Female, Age 18, Farmer (would have been 35 at 1900
census and possibly married or living elsewhere in 1900).
1/8/1883 Elise Albrecht, Female, Age 11, Farmer (would have been 28 at
1900 census and possibly married or living elsewhere in 1900.
1/8/1883 August Albrecht, Male, Age 10, Child (listed with family on 1900
census and buried at Redeemer UCC cemetery in Marion (Zuehl), Texas.
1/8/1883 Johann Albrecht, Male, Age 9, Child (would have been 26 at 1900
census but not living with family in 1900).
1/8/1883 Hermann Albrecht, Male, Age 7, Child (lived with family in 1900
and was married at St. Paul, UCC in 1904 to Anna (nee Bielke) Albrecht and
is buried at Redeemer UCC cemetery in Marion (Zuehl), Texas.}
1/8/1883 Anna Albrecht, Female, Age 9 months, Infant (would have been around 18 years old at 1900 census, but not living with family at the time.)
Note: Anna married a Frankenhauser from Gozales, Texas and appears to be he second wife of William Frankehauser based on research.....still confirming.
Note: John and Caroline had 2 children after arriving in Texas, Caroline who married a Bulgerin and Willam who moved to Temple, Texas.
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