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Stilgenbauer/Stillabower-- also Spohn, Feigert/Feikert, Hauf/Huff, Goppert
Posted by: Sarah Norman (ID *****1103) Date: October 08, 2007 at 04:42:56
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I'm looking to see if there is a connection between a Catharine/Katharina "STILGENBAUER" born 25 Jan 1821 & a Jacob Stilgenbauer born ca. 1808.

Catharine/Catherine/Katharine "STILGENBAUER" married a Peter SPOHN in Germany sometime between 1836 & 1839. Peter & Catharine Spohn had a son Jacob C. Spohn in Germany in December 1839.

The young SPOHN family immigrated to the U.S. circa 1842 or 1843. Some of the Spohn children: Catharine, Mary, Levi, Helen/Helena, & Margaret were born in Pennsylvania (probably Bucks Co., Pennsylvania) & later children: Lydia & Caroline were born in Indiana. However, there is some evidence to suggest that there may have been Stilgenbauer relatives in "Bucks Township, Tuscarawas, Ohio."

Peter SPOHN died in 1855. Sometime between about 1858 & 1862 Catharine/Katharina STILGENBAUER SPOHN m. Peter FRIES (Some reports have Peter FRIES coming back to Indiana from the California gold rush.)

CHILDREN of Catharine/Katherina STILGENBAUER:
Dr. Jacob C. Spohn m. Mary MILLER & Ella J. REX.
Catherine Spohn m. Jacob ZIMMER.
Mary Spohn m. Frederick ZIMMER & John MATTERN.
Helen Spohn married John HASLANGER.
Levi Spohn died in the Civil War (reportedly of measles).
Margaret Spohn m. Rev. Harrison Monroe SCHWALM.
Lydia Spohn m. Joseph DEAGLE & George H. GRISE.
Caroline Spohn m. William/Wilhelm LANG.
Abraham "Abe" FRIES m. Fanny FOLTZ.

According to her obituary in Bremen, Indiana, Catharine Stilgenbauer SPOHN FRIES was born 25 Jan. of 1821 or 1822 in "Hobsteden" of "Hessen Hamburg." A German researcher was able to give me more correct spellings: "The village where Katharina was born is correctly spelled Hoppstädten, or if written without the "Umlaut" (two dots) over the "a", Hoppstaedten. Katharina was from what was until 1866 the very small German state of Hesse-Homburg -- Homburg, not Hamburg -- (in German: Hessen-Homburg) in western Germany. Hesse-Homburg was a Landgraviate (in German: Landgrafschaft), meaning that its reigning monarch was a Landgrave."

Catharine Stilgenbauer may have gone by the name "Otilla" or "Otille" as that name was associated with her in some recollections.

We have seen multiple spelling's for Catharine Spohn's maiden name: Stillenbacker, Stillenbarger, Stilgenbous, Spillenbauer, Stilchendour, Stiltchendourer to name a few, but so far, Stilgenbauer/Stillgenbauer looks the most pausible, especially since it seems many of the "Stilgenbauers" in the U.S. during the 1880 census time frame were from "Hesse."

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NOW TO JACOB STILGENBAUER---

Marshall County Indiana Marriages 1833 - 1919
Name Name Date Book Page
STILGENBAUER, Jacob FEIGERT, Margarette 23 October 1881 E 352
STILLABOWER, Elizabeth M. GOPPERT, Nicolaus 9 October 1887 [don't know of any connection here, but she is a STILLABOWER-- could she be the widow of Jacob above?]

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Could this Jacob Stilgenbauer be related to Catherine/Katharina Stilgenbauer? He is the right age to be an older brother to her. Also, there don't seem to be any other Stilgenbauers in the Marshall Co., IN, Elkhart Co, IN, St. Joseph Co., IN, Fulton Co., IN, Starke Co., IN, Pulaski Co.,IN, or Kosciusko Co., IN 1880 census. If the information that follows is correct, he would have been an elderly man coming from Ohio to Indiana. Would he have come to Indiana to be with a dau. & son-in-law or would he come to be near a sister or a cousin?

I haven't yet been able to verify any of the information about Jacob Stilgenbauer.

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As found on www.familysearch.org...

IGI Individual Record
Jacob Stilgenbauer Male
Birth: 01 JUN 1808 Hoppstaedten,Meisenheimkries, , Rheinland, Preussen
Christening:
Death: 21 JAN 1886
Burial: Argus, , , Indiana
Spouse: Marg. Figert
Marriage: 1882 Argus, , , Indiana

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Jacob Stilgenbauer Male
Birth: 01 JUN 1808 Hoppstaedten,Meisenheimkries, , Rheinland, Preussen
Christening:
Death: 21 JAN 1886
Burial: Argus, , , Indiana

Father: Philipp Peter Stilgenbauer
Mother: Anna Elizabeth Smith
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Another sumbitter had this info.
Husband: ?Philipp Peter Stilgenbauer
Birth: 27 JAN 1782
Christening:
Marriage: 1805
Death: 02 APR 1855
Burial: 04 APR 1855 Lint-Fiat Cemetery,Bucks Township, , Tuscarawas, Ohio
Wife Anna Elizabeth Smith?
Birth: 1791
Christening:
Marriage: 1805
Death: 1845
Burial: 1845 Lint-Fiat Cemetery,Bucks Township, , Tuscarawas, Ohio

Children
1. Jacob Stilgenbauer
Male
Birth: 01 JUN 1808 Hoppstaedten,Meisenheimkries, , Rheinland, Preussen
Christening:
Death: 21 JAN 1886
Burial: Argus, , , Indiana
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Still another submitter....
Husband?Jacob Stilgenbauer
Birth: 01 JUN 1808 Hoppstaedten,Meisenheimkries, , Rheinland, Preussen
Christening:
Marriage: 1835 <Bucks Twp, Tuscarawas, Ohio>
Death: 21 JAN 1886 Argus, , , Indiana
Burial: Argus, , , Indiana

Wife Katharina Gross
Birth: 14 MAR 1803 Medard, Rheinland, Preussen
Christening:
Marriage: 1835 <Bucks Twp, Tuscarawas, Ohio>
Death: 22 AUG 1880
Burial: Lint-Fiat Cemetery,Bucks Township, , Tuscarawas, Ohio
Children
1. Louisa Stilgenbauer
Female????
Birth: 1838 <Bucks Twp, Tuscarawas, Ohio>
Christening:
Death:
Burial:

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A PEDIGREE RESOURCE FILE:

Jacob Stilgenbauer Compact Disc #79 Pin #312556
Pedigree
Sex: M
Event(s)
Birth:
1 Jun 1808 Hobsteten,Hessen,Hamburg,Germany
Death: 21 Jan 1886 Argus,,Indiana [the correct spelling is ARGOS]
Burial: Argus,,Indiana
Parents
Marriage(s)
Spouse: Katherine Gross Disc #79 Pin #312557
Marriage: abt 1832 Germany
Spouse:
Margaret Figert Disc #79 Pin #312558
Marriage: 1882 Argus,,Indiana

Submitter
Kay Donna Silva SANDERS
1581 E Temple Way Apt# 407 Los Angeles,Califolrnia
Submission Search: 1998802-1030103134547
URL:
CD-ROM:
Pedigree Resource File - Compact Disc #79
CD-ROM Features:
Pedigree View, Family View, Individual View, Reports, Downloadable GEDCOM files, Notes and Sources.
Order Pedigree Resource File CD-ROMS
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Household Record 1880 United States Census
Jacob STILGENBOUR Self M Male W 72 HESSE HAMBERG Butcher HESSE HAMBERG HESSE HAMBERGE
Catharine STILGENBOUR Wife M Female W 77 HESSE HAMBERG HESSE HAMBERG HESSE HAMBERGE

Source Information:
Census Place Bucks, Tuscarawas, Ohio
Family History Library Film 1255071
NA Film Number T9-1071
Page Number 19C
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I went searching for Margaret FEIGERT in Marshall Co., IN in the 1880 census & came up with this.... So "Feigert/Feikert" may be a married name.

Household Record 1880 United States Census
Margaret FEIKERT Self W Female W 57 GER Keeps House GER GER
Henry HILTENRINE Other S Male W 12 IN Home GER GER

Source Information:
Census Place District 110, Walnut, Marshall, Indiana
Family History Library Film 1254298
NA Film Number T9-0298
Page Number 222D

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Here's the only other FEIGERT in Marshall Co., IN (or St. Joseph or Fulton Co.). They would be the right age to be grandkids of the Margaret Feigert above.
Household Record 1880 United States Census
Christopher LOLMAUGH Self M Male W 57 FRA Farmer FRA FRA
Barbara LOLMAUGH Wife M Female W 34 OH Keeps House PA PA
Christopher LOLMAUGH Son S Male W 17 IN Works On Farm FRA ---
Mary A. LOLMAUGH Dau S Female W 13 IN FRA ---
Consta LOLMAUGH Dau S Female W 5 IN FRA ---
Harman LOLMAUGH Son S Male W 3 IN FRA ---
Jacob LOLMAUGH Son S Male W 2 IN FRA ---
William FEIKERT SSon S Male W 13 OH OH OH
Civilla FEIGERT SDau S Female W 11 OH OH OH
John FEIGERT SSon S Male W 10 IN OH OH
Source Information:
Census Place District 109, Green, Marshall, Indiana
Family History Library Film 1254297
NA Film Number T9-0297
Page Number 200B
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Based on the above info., I looked for a Feigert (born in OH) who married a Barbara.
http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=self&id=I5831
Name: Charles Feigert
Given Name: Charles
Surname: Feigert
Sex: M
_UID: 78EB00E155E4D711A1ED0010B54434A8D8FC
Birth: ABT 1848 in Ohio

Marriage 1 Barbara Kendle b: 21 JAN 1845 in Ohio
• Married: 6 MAR 1865
Children
1 William Feigert b: 1867 in Ohio
2 Savilla Feigert b: 1869 in Ohio
3 John Feigert b: 1870 in Indiana

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That search lead me to the following possible spouse for Margaret Feigert who married Jacob Stilgenbauer-- If this is correct, then Jacob Stilgenbauer's Marshall Co., IN bride's maiden name was actually Margaretha HAUF/HUFF.

CHARLES FEIGERT Male
Birth:
Christening:
Death:
Burial:
Spouse: MARGARETH HAUF
Marriage: 11 AUG 1842 , Holmes, Ohio
Messages:Extracted marriage record for locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the marriage date.
Source Information:
Batch No.: M514441
Dates: 1825 - 1859
Source Call No.: 0477144 V. 1-3
Type: Film
Printout Call No.: NONE
Type:
Sheet: 00

Charles Feigert Compact Disc #12 Pin #528503
M
Spouse: Margaret (Elizabeth) Huff Disc #12 Pin #528492
Marriage: 11 Aug 1842,Holmes,Oh
Notes and Sources
Notes: None
Sources: None
Submitter Debra HUFF
7190 Evergreen St. Coos Bay OR
Submission Search: 701256-0318100130016

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Margaret (Elizabeth) Huff Compact Disc #12 Pin #528492
Sex: F
Birth: 1822 Reinbeir,Bavaria,Germany
Death: 4 Jul 1890
Father: John Phillip Huff Emigrant Disc #12 Pin #528487
Mother: Catherine (Maria Catherina) Lahm Disc #12 Pin #528488
Spouse: Charles Feigert Disc #12 Pin #528503
Marriage: 11 Aug 1842,Holmes,Oh
Spouse: William Feickert Disc #12 Pin #528501
Notes: None
Sources: None
Submitter Debra HUFF
7190 Evergreen St. Coos Bay OR
Submission Search:
701256-0318100130016
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A Stilgenbauer family tree....
http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=DESC&db=tusc-essex&id=I18206

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I'd like to find out if Jacob Stilgenbauer & Catharine Stilgenbauer Spohn Fries are related. Any help you would have about the Spohn/Stilgenbaur connection would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Sarah


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