Herman Clements was baptized August 6, 1841 at St. Benedict Church in GERMANY; HANNOVER; LENGERICH. I don't have copies of the records, but a researcher in Germany sent the following to me:
4. BAOS 04-08/102-3 Lengerich St. Benedict 1841/276/85
* 6. August 1841 Handrup ~ 6. August 1841 Lengerich St. Benedict, röm.kath.
Teismann Hermann Clemens, ehelicher Sohn des Johann Heinr. Teismann und der Engel Schlangen in Colon Tieken Heuer in Handrup
Paten: Hermann Heinrich Schlangen in Handrup und Anna Engel Teismann daselbst
I believe he came to America twice: the first time was with his brother Andrew Joseph and an uncle Bernard Kroner on the ship Albers, arriving in New Orleans on October 26, 1852; the second time with the rest of his parents and brothers/sisters on the S/S Sirius arriving in New Orleans on November 20, 1858.
His parents/brothers/sisters are in the 1860 census for Washington County, IL.
Herman and Josephine Riedy had at least four children. The first that I have found was John Joseph who was baptized at St. Joseph Church May 3, 1869. Their third child Maria Theresa was baptized at St. Pancratius Church in Fayetteville, Il.
When the family came to America in 1858, they first lived in Fayetteville and St. Libory, IL. Most were farmers.(Actually, they may have lived in Darmstadt, IL.) Herman's brother (my gggrandfather) Andrew Joseph, lived in St. Louis and worked at Famous/Barr as a Salesman. I believe Herman was a shoe repair/salesman in St. Louis.
He died September 21, 1881 and is buried at Calvary Cemetery in St. Louis.
Herman was married to Josephine Riedy (Riety). Josephine appears to have been married to (?) Meyers first. They had three children (Pauline, Dorothy and Emil).
I would greatly appreciate hearing about your relation to Herman. Does your information match with what I have?
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