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Re: St. Louis, Missouri Witte
Posted by: Michael Hessler (ID *****2881) Date: January 16, 2011 at 05:37:03
In Reply to: Re: St. Louis, Missouri Witte by Ellen Hennessy of 425

Generation No. 1

       1. Henry Anthony1 Witte1,2 was born Abt. 1844 in Prussia, Germany3,4, and died 12 February 1899 in St. Louis, Missouri,5. He married Catherine G. Gelenbeck6,7. She was born Abt. December 1851 in Hanover, Germany8,9, and died 20 January 1927 in St. Louis, Missouri, at the age of 75.10.

Notes for Henry Anthony Witte:
1899-       Per the St. Louis, City Directory for 1899:
       Henry A. Witte, carrier r. 2019 Withnell.

02-14-1899 - St. Louis Post Dispatch Death notice:
       Henry A. Witte 55, 2019 Withnell, Uremia

More About Henry Anthony Witte:
Burial: 12 February 1899, Sec. 022, Lot 007N Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri11
Cause of Death: Uremia12
Occupation: 1880, Saddle Tree Plater13
Residence 1: 1880, 1427 North 8th. Street, St. Louis, MO13
Residence 2: 1899, 2019 Withnell, St. Louis, MO14

Notes for Catherine G. Gelenbeck:

1900 Missouri Census:
       Catherine Witte was the head of the household and had 8 children living at home. Catherine and her children lived at 2019 Withnell. She was the mother of 12 children and had 9 living at the time of the Census. She was born in Germany. The 8 children living at home were born in Missouri and their father, Henry A. Witte had been born in Germany. Catherine immigrated to the USA in 1870 and according to the Census had been in the USA for 30 years, but Naturalization was blank. Catherine was a "landlady" who owned her own home & it was mortgage free.

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1911 St. Louis, Missouri Gould's Directory:
       Witte, Catherine wid Henry r 2019 Withnell av.

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01-22-1927 St. Louis Post Dispatch Death Notice:
       WITTE - On Thursday January 20, 1927 at 11:30 pm Catherine G. Witte relict of Henry a. Witte, dear mother of Henry J., Edward H., Frank L., George P. Witte. Kate Hummel, Anthony S., & John A. Witte. Mathilda Burlis & the late Frances Witte & our dear mother-in-law, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt & cousin at the age of 75 years.
       Funeral from Gebken Benz 2630 Gravois Ave. on Monday January 24 at 8:30am to St. Agnes Church thence to S.S. Peter & Paul Cemetery.

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More About Catherine G. Gelenbeck:
Aka (Facts Pg): Gellenbeck15
Burial: 24 January 1927, Sec. 022, Lot 007N Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri16
Census: 1900, Census shows Catherine immigration to the US in 1870 and is a widow who has had 12 children, with 9 children living.
Immigration: 1870, From Germany17
Occupation: 1900, Landlady18
Residence: 1900, 2019 Withnell19
       
Children of Henry Witte and Catherine Gelenbeck are:
+       2       i.       Henry J.2 Witte, born Abt. 1874 in Missouri.
+       3       ii.       Edward H. Witte, born December 1876 in Missouri; died October 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri, at the age of 52..
+       4       iii.       Frank L. Witte, born January 1878 in Missouri; died 1946 in St. Louis, Missouri, at the age of 68..
+       5       iv.       George P. Witte, born December 1880 in Missouri; died June 1940 in St. Louis, Missouri, at the age of 59..
+       6       v.       Catherine M. Witte, born 26 May 1883 in Missouri; died March 1969 in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 85..
       7       vi.       Anton S. Witte20,21, born September 1886 in Missouri22.

More About Anton S. Witte:
Aka (Facts Pg): 1910, Anthony23
Occupation: 1900, Apprentice24

       8       vii.       John A. Witte24, born June 1889 in Missouri24.
       9       viii.       Tillie Witte24, born September 1891 in Missouri25.

More About Tillie Witte:
Aka (Facts Pg): 1910, Mathilda26

       10       ix.       Frances Witte, born March 1894 in Missouri27,28; died September 1917 in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 23..

More About Frances Witte:
Burial: 10 September 1917, Sec. 022, Lot 007N Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri29

Generation No. 2

       2. Henry J.2 Witte (Henry Anthony1)30 was born Abt. 1874 in Missouri31. He married Helen C. (Unknown). She was born 1872 in Missouri32.
       
Children of Henry Witte and Helen (Unknown) are:
       11       i.       Louis M3 Witte33, born Abt. 1899 in Missouri34.
       12       ii.       Lorilla Witte35, born Abt. 1900 in Missouri36.
       13       iii.       Victor R. Witte37, born Abt. 1902 in Missouri38.
       14       iv.       Henry R. Witte39, born Abt. 1903 in Missouri40.
       15       v.       Solomia (?first letter of name) Witte41, born Abt. 1907 in Missouri42.

More About Solomia (?first letter of name) Witte:
Aka (Facts Pg): 1910, Name might be Dolomia

       3. Edward H.2 Witte (Henry Anthony1)43 was born December 1876 in Missouri43, and died October 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri, at the age of 52.44. He married Jennie (Unknown)45 Abt. 1905. She was born Abt. 1882 in Missouri, and died May 1921 in St. Louis, Missouri at abt. age 38.46.

More About Edward H. Witte:
Burial: 19 October 1928, Sec. 024, Lot 3352, Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri
Occupation: 1900, Bookbinder47

More About Jennie (Unknown):
Burial: 16 May 192148
       
Child of Edward Witte and Jennie (Unknown) is:
       16       i.       Eugene E.3 Witte49, born 1906.

       4. Frank L.2 Witte (Henry Anthony1)50 was born January 1878 in Missouri50, and died 1946 in St. Louis, Missouri, at the age of 68.. He married Kate M. (unknown)51. She was born January 1878 in Missouri52, and died January 1956 in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 77.53.

More About Frank L. Witte:
Burial: 04 September 1946, Sec. 014, Lot 0326, Resurrection Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri54
Occupation: 1900, Stairbuilder55
Residence: 1920, 2025 Withnell56

More About Kate M. (unknown):
Burial: 04 January 1956, Sec. 014, Lot 0326, Resurrection Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri
       
Children of Frank Witte and Kate (unknown) are:
       17       i.       Dee Dee3 Witte57. She married Unknown Fluger58.
       18       ii.       Clarance H. Witte59, born Abt. 1902 in Missouri60; died April 1977 in St Louis, Missouri at the age of 74..

More About Clarance H. Witte:
Burial: 23 April 1977, Resurrection Cemetery, St. Louis, MO61

       19       iii.       Vanita Marion Witte62, born Abt. 1904 in Missouri63. She married Thomas Delmastro64.

More About Vanita Marion Witte:
Aka (Facts Pg): Marion

+       20       iv.       Frank L. Witte, born 09 October 1906; died May 1960 in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 53..
       21       v.       Raymond L. Witte65, born Abt. 1911 in Missouri66.
       22       vi.       Wilbur J. Witte67, born Abt. 1915 in Missouri68.
       23       vii.       Rita Jane Witte69, born Abt. 1919 in Missouri70. She married Lou Atnes71.
       24       viii.       Mary Witte71, born Abt. 1922 in Missouri72.


       5. George P.2 Witte (Henry Anthony1)73 was born December 1880 in Missouri74, and died June 1940 in St. Louis, Missouri, at the age of 59.. He married Bertha E. (Unknown)74. She was born Abt. 189275, and died October 1966.

Notes for George P. Witte:
1907 -        According to the 1907 Jefferson County, Missouri Official Directory:
       George P. Witte, was a merchant and rent his home and had a post office box in Barnhart, Missouri.

Anthony(Tony) Hummel, great nephew of Geroge Witte, has a picture that has written on the back, "Anton Hummel & George, General Merchandise Store, Barnhart, Missouri." Another picture that Tony has is of "Old McDonnell's 1909, friend of Witte's, Barnhart, Missouri." The name was probably, James McDonnell who was a farmer and rented and had a post office box in Barnhart, Missouri.

1910 Census - for Jefferson County, Missouri, Rock Township, East Part:
       Witte, George P. 29, head of household, age 29, married 1 year, born in Missouri & mother & father were born in Germany, he was a merchant, general
       Witte, Bertha, wife 18
       Witte, Florence daughter 3/12months
       Witte, John A. Brother, 20 he worked as a salesman at the general store.


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