Maier Family
In
Perry County, Indiana, U.S.A.


Johann Peter "John" Maier
of

German Ridge, Tobin Township
Perry County, Indiana

Johann Peter "John" MAIER, born 8 Feb 1826, Bechtheim, Hessen, (Hesse, Darmstadt) Prussia (Germany), son of Johannes and Elisabeth Barbara (HELBELING) MAYER (See Chapter 2). John died 2 Aug 1906, German Ridge, Perry County, Indiana, United States of America. John and Katherine and Margaret are buried at the graveyard of the St. John's German Evangelical Church, near their home. The church is no longer standing. (Note: Death record in Book CO-5 on page 35, County Health Office, Tell City, Perry County, Indiana.)
    John married 1st Katherine WAGNER 1856, German Ridge. She died after 21 Jun 1860 and before 17 Jun 1870.
    John married 2nd Margaretha Magdalena "Margaret" (LEISTNER) MANN, widow of Wolfgang MANN, who had been killed by horses running away with the wagon. Margaret was born 14 May 1835, Langenreuth, Oberfranken, Bavaria, Germany, daughter of August George Martin and Elizabetha (LAUTNER) LEISTNER. Margaret died Wednesday, 20 Sep 1905 at her home in German Ridge, Perry County, Indiana. She was 70 years, 4 months and 6 days old. Buried 35 years to the day she went to Perry County. Margaret's photo at left.
    The Mann homestead was in Spencer County, Indiana. They were a German family from Bavaria, Germany. They lived near Evanston.
    John and his half-brother Philipp Jacob MAIER were the first of the Maier family to become a members of a Christian Church. They were confirmed into the Bechtheimer Evangelical Church in Bechtheim, Hessen.
    John and Margaret lived their entire lives together in German Ridge.
    On 21 Jun 1860, the census shows John and Catherin MYER living in Tobin Township, Perry County, Indiana. John age 43 and Catherin age 25. With them were their sons John age 2 and Fredrich age 2 months. They had a Rome Post Office. Real estate valued at $180.00 and personal estate valued at $50.00.
    On 17 Jun 1870, the census shows John MYER age 44 living in Tobin Township, Perry County, Indiana. Rome Post Office. With him were children John age 11; Frederick age 9; Cathrine age 8; Elizabeth age 6; and Margaret age 3. John’s farm was valued at $1,000.00. His personal estate valued at $300.00. Both he and his son John were listed as farmers.
    On 2 Jun 1880, the census shows John (54) and Margarette (46) MAIER were living in Tobin Township, Perry County, Indiana. John and his parents were born in Hesse, Darmstadt. Margarette was born in Bairen. With them were children John D. age 21; Fredrick age 20; Elizabeth age 18; Catherine age 14; Margaret age 13; Anna age 9; Linna age 6; and Henry age 3. Children all born in Indiana.
    On 12 Jun 1900, the census shows John (73) and Margaret (65) MAIER living in Tobin Township, Perry County, Indiana. John was born Feb 1827, Germany. Margaret was born May 1835, Germany. John immigrated in 1852. John was a farmer. They had been married 30 years. Margaret had given birth to 3 children, with 3 living. John owned his farm free of morgage. With them were their children: Lennie age 25, born Apr 1875, IN; and Henry 23, born Nov 1876, IN.



Children of Johann Peter & Katherine (WAGNER) MAIER:

1. John D. MAIER, born Dec 1858, German Ridge, Tobin Township, Perry County, Indiana.
    John married Mollie ___?___ .
    (See John D. MAIER)

2. Frederick "Fred" MAIER, born Apr/May 1860, Tobin Township, Perry County, Indiana.
    Fred married America Jane BARTON OR BURTON.
    (See Frederick "Fred" MAIER)

3. Elisabeth "Lizzie” MAIER, born 1862, German Ridge, Tobin Township, Perry County, Indiana. She died 1940. She married Edward G. DAMM.
    (See #3 following)

4. Katherine “Katie” MAIER, born 1865/66, Tobin Township, Perry County, Indiana.
    Katie married Henry HENNING.
    (See #4 following)

5. Margaret “Maggie” MAIER, born Apr 1869, Tobin Township, Perry County, Indiana.
    Maggie married William CHAMIER.
    (See #5 following)

Children of Johann Peter and Margaretha Magadelena (MANN)(LEISTNER) MAIER:

6. Anna "Annie" MAIER, -born 24 Jul 1871, German Ridge, (Rome Settlement) Tobin Township, Perry County, Indiana. She died 22 Sep 1925, during surgery, Harvey, Cook County, Illinois.
    Annie married Julius MERTEN.
    (See Anna "Annie" MAIER MERTEN)

7. Magdalena "Lena" MAIER, born 25 Apr 1874, German Ridge, Tobin Township, Perry County, Indiana.
    (See #7 following)

8. Henry MAIER, born Nov 1876, German Ridge, Tobin Township, Perry County, Indiana.
    Henry married Jane CASWELL.
    (See Henry MAIER)


#3
Elisabeth Maier Damm

of
Cannelton, Perry County, Indiana


Elisabeth "Lizzie" MAIER, born 1862, German Ridge, Tobin Township, Perry County, Indiana, daughter of Johann Peter & Katherine (WAGNER) MAIER. Lizzie died 1940. Lizzie and Edward are buried in Cannelton, Indiana.
    Lizzie married Edward G. DAMM. He was born 1858, Germany, son of Conrad and Maria DAMM. Edward died May 1926.
    On 11 Jun 1900, the census shows Edward (41) and Elizabeth (38) DAMM living on Washington Street, Cannelton, Perry County, Indiana. Edward was born Jul 1858, Indiana. His parents born in Germany. Elizabeth was born Mar 1862, Indiana. Her parents in Germany. They had been married 17 years. She had given birth to 5 children with 5 living. They owned their home with a mortgage. Edward was a Shoemaker. He owned his own shop. With them were their children: Walter E. DAMM age 15, born Sep 1884, IN; Edith B. DAMM age 14, born Apr 1886, IN; Selma P. DAMM age 12, born Dec 1887, IN; Mabel H. DAMM age 7, born May 1893, IN; and Elmer J. DAMM age 3, born Feb 1897, IN.
    On 27 Apr 1910, the census shows Edward G. (51) and Elizabeth (47) DAMM living in Cannelton, Perry County, Indiana. They were born in Indiana and their parents in Germany. They had been married 26 years. She had given birth to 6 children with 5 living. They owned their home free of mortgage. Edward was a Shoe Maker and owned his own shop. With them were their children: Selma DAMM age 22; Mabel DAMM age 16; Elmer DAMM age 13; and Mildred DAMM age 9.
    On 12 Jan 1920, the census shows Edward G. (61) and Elizabeth (57) DAMM living on Washington Street, Cannelton, Perry County, Indiana. They were born in Indiana and their parents were born in Germany. They owned their home free of mortgage. Edward was a Shoemaker. He had his own shop. With them were their children: Selmana DAMM age 33; Mabel DAMM age 27; Elmer DAMM age 23; and Mildred DAMM age 18. They were living on Washington or Hutchison Street. Selma worked at a dry goods store. Mabel was a teacher at a public school. Elmer worked at a public school. (Note: When looking it up on the index for the census, they had the name spelled DAINES.)
    On 14 Apr 1930, the census shows the widowed Elizabeth DAMM age 68 living on Washington Street, Cannelton, Perry County, Indiana. She was born in Indiana and her parents were born in Germany. She owned her home, valued at $2,000.00. They owned a radio. With her were her daughters: Mildred L. DAMM age 28; and Mabel M. DAMM age 34. Mildred was a school teacher at a grade school. Mabel was a teacher at the high school.

Children of Edward G. and Elisabeth (MAIER) DAMM:

3-1. Walter E. DAMM, born 4 Sep 1884. He died 26 Oct 1906. He is buried in Cannelton, Perry County, Indiana.

3-2. Edith Ida DAMM, born 22 Apr 1886, Cannelton, Perry County, Indiana.
    Edith married Harry BELLVILLE.
    (See #3-2 following)

3-3. Selma DAMM, born 28 Dec 1887, Cannelton, Perry County, Indiana.
    Selma married H. C. BEINHAUS.
    (See #3-3 following)

3-4. Mabel DAMM, born 27 May 1893, Cannelton, Perry County, Indiana. She died 3 Jul 1978. Buried in Cannelton, Perry County, Indiana.
    Mabel never married.
    Mable was a home economic teacher at the high school in Cannelton.

3-5. Elmer J. DAMM, born 22 Feb 1897, Cannelton, Perry County, Indiana.
    (See #3-5 following)

3-6. Mildred DAMM, born 1900/01, Cannelton, Perry County, Indiana.
    Mildred married Christopher Columbus "Chris" TREMPER 7 Jun 1937, Indiana. (Note: Chris' 1st wife was Anna E. BENCE 4 Oct 1914. He divorced her. He raised their son, George William TREMPER, born 30 Jul 1915 - died circa 2001.) He was born 25 Oct 1891, Grandview, Spencer County, Indiana, son of William Sr. and Carrie (GABBERT) TREMPER. Chris died Jun 1975. Burial in Grandview Cemetery, Grandview, Spencer County, Indiana.
    On 5 Jun 1917, Chris' World War I Draft Registration Card has, Christopher Columbus TREMPER age 25, born 25 Oct 1891, Grandview, Spencer County, Indiana. He was living on Market Street, Grandview, Spencer County, Indiana. He was a self-employed Merchant. He was medium height, slender with blue eyes and dark color hair. He had a crippled hand. He was married with one child.
    On 16 Apr 1940, the census showes Chris (48) and Mildred (38) TREMPER living in Grandview, Spencer County, Indiana. Both said to have been born in Indiana. In 1935, Chris was said to have been living in the same house and Mildred in rural Perry County, Indiana. Chris was a Proprietor of a Restaurant. Mildred was a Public School Teacher. Chris had 2 years of high school. Mildred had 4 years of college. Also there was Chris' son, George TREMPER age 24, born IL. Waiter in Restaurant, 4 years of high school. They were all living with Chris' parents, William (81) and Carrie (74) TREMPER. Both said to have been born in Indiana. They owned their home, valued at $2,500. They both had 8th grade educations.
    In 1942, Chris' World War II Draft Registration Card has, Christopher Columbus TREMPER age 50, born 25 Oct 1891, Spencer County, Indiana. Living in Grandview, Hammond Township, Spencer County, Indiana. Self-employed. Restaurant owner. Closest relative was Mildred TREMPER, same address.
    In 1955, Mildred sent this note to Beatrice (MERTEN) FRAKES, "Monday Dear Beatrice: Just a note. I was very glad to hear from you. I am so glad Judy got such a fine fellow. I am sorry she didn't finish her school work but we can't stop them when they want to get married. Each one must live their own life. I sent your letter to Aunt Janes. I heard she is very poorly. I think she had a stroke. I dont' write to her as often as I should. I am sending you a small gift for Judith. I didn't know where to send it so I thought you could keep it for her until she comes home. The pillow slips are for her and the towel is for you. The towel is the last of the cotton mill at Cannelton. They went out of business so that is a rememberance of it. I painted them. Don't forget the towel is for you. I wish the new couple all the success possible. With love Mildred."



#3-2
Edith Ida Damm Bellville

of
Cannelton, Perry County, Indiana


Edith Ida DAMM, born 22 Apr 1886, Cannelton, Perry County, Indiana, daughter of Edward G. and Elisabeth (MAIER) DAMM. She died Dec 1970. Last place of residence was Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana.
    Edith married Harry BELLVILLE 13 Apr 1903, Spencer County, Indiana. He was born 15 Apr 1880, Indiana.
    On 27 Apr 1910, the census shows Harry (30) and Edith (24) BELLVILLE living in Cannelton, Perry County, Indiana. They and their parents were said to have been born in Indiana. He was a Millwright at a Mill. They owned their home free of mortgage. With them were their children: Clarence E. BELLEVILLE age 5, born IN; and Wanda L. BELLEVILLE age 3, born IN.
    On 12 Sep 1918, Harry's World War 1 Draft Registration Card has, Harry BELLVILLE age 38, born 15 Apr 1880. He was living in Cannelton, Perry County, Indiana. He was a Millwright at Lehman Mfg. Co in Cannelton. His nearest relative was his wife Edith BELLVILLE. He was short with medium build, blue eyes and gray hair.
    On 12 Jan 1920, the census shows Harry (39) and Edith (33) BELLVILLE living on Fifth Street, Cannelton, Perry County, Indiana. They and their parents were said to have been born in Indiana. They owned their home free of mortgage. He was a house carpenter. With them were their children: Clarence BELLVILLE age 14, born IN; Wanda Lee BELLVILLE age 12, born IN; and Dortha BELLVILLE age 6, born IN. (Note: ancestry.com has the name listed as BILLINGER and Herritage Quest has the name listed as BELLNER.)
    On 14 Apr 1930, the census shows Harry (49) and Edith (43) BELLVILLE living on Fifth Street, Cannelton, Perry County, Indiana. He was said to have been born in Indiana, his father in Ohio and his mother in Indiana. Edith and her parents were said to have been born in Indiana. Harry was 25 and Edith 19 when they married. Harry was a Draftsman at a toy factory. He was not a veteran. They owned their home, valued at $1,000.00. They owned a radio. With them was their daughter, Dorothy BELLVILLE age 16, born IN.
    In 1960 she was living in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana.

Children of Harry and Edith Ida (DAMM) BELLVILLE:

3-2-1. Clarence Elmer BELLVILLE, born 29 Jun 1905, Perry County, Indiana. Clarence died 17 Mar 1992. His last place of residence was Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana.
    Clarence married Hazel ___?___ . She was born 1909/10, Indiana.
    On 15 Apr 1930, the census shows Clarence E. (25) and Clara (20) BELLVILLE living in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. They and their parents were said to have been born in Indiana. They owned their home, valued at $5,000. Clarence was not a veteran. With them was their daughter, Peggy L. BELLVILLE age 2 years and 4 months, born IN.
    In 1942, the city directory shows Clarence E. and Hazel BELLVILLE living in Evansville, Indiana.

    Daughters of Clarence Elmer BELLVILLE:

    3-2-1-1. Peggy Lee BELLVILLE, born Nov 1927, Indiana.
    Peggy married 1st ___?___ KEIFER.
    Peggy married 2nd ___?___ HOLLAND.

    3-2-1-2. Nancy Ann BELLVILLE, born Sep 1939, Indiana.



3-2-2. Wanda Lee BELLVILLE, born 9 Apr 1907, Perry County, Indiana. Wanda died 21 Feb 2007, Ashtabula, Ashtabula County, Ohio, age 99.
    Wanda married ___?___ SPECK.
    Wanda lived in Mansfield, Ohio at one time.
    According to Wanda's death record, she had a high school education. She had been employed at the Mansfield News Journal and was a Linatype Operator. She was also listed as having been divorced.
    Wanda had no children.

3-2-3. Dorothy BELLVILLE, born 24 Aug 1913, Perry County, Indiana. Dorothy died 22 Apr 2007, Watertown, Jefferson County, Wisconsin.
    Dorothy married Tootie ROSENBERGER.
    Dorothy lived in Brookville, Indiana.

    Sons of Tootie and Dorothy (BELLVILLE) ROSENBERGER:

    3-2-3-1. Harry ROSENBERGER,

    3-2-3-2. Arnold ROSENBERGER,


#3-3
Selma Damm Bienhaus

of
Evansville, Vanderburg County, Indiana


Selma DAMM, born 28 Dec 1887, Cannelton, Perry County, Indiana, daughter of Edward G. and Elisabeth (MAIER) DAMM. She Oct 1972. Her last place of residence was Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana.
    Selma married Herman Carl BIENHAUS. He was born 12 Oct 1884. He died Sep 1973. His last place of residence was Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana.
    On 12 Sep 1918, Herman's World War 1 Draft Registration Card has, Herman Carl BIENHAUS age 33, born 12 Oct 1884. Was living at 205 New York, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. He was a farmer. His nearest relative was his wife, Agnes Barbara BIENHAUS. He was tall with medium build, brown eyes with brown, slightly balding hair.
    On 8 Apr 1930, the census shows Herman C. (45) and Selma (42) BIENHAUS living 204 West Michigan, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. They were born in Indiana, as were their parents. They owned their home, valued at $3,500.00. He was 30 the first time he married. She was 40 the first time she married. He was a truck driver for an oil company. He was not a verteran. With them were his two daughters from a previous marriage, Margaret age 13; and Mildred age 11.


#3-5
Elmer Damm

of
Cannelton, Perry County, Indiana


Elmer DAMM, born 22 Feb 1897, Cannelton, Perry County, Indiana, son of Edward G. and Elisabeth (MAIER) DAMM. Elmer died 1 Dec 1965. He is buried in Cannelton Cemetery, Cannelton, Perry County, Indiana.
    On 5 Jun 1918, Elmer's World War 1 Draft Registration Card has, Elmer J. DAMM age 21, born 22 Feb 1897, Cannelton, Indiana. He was living at 2014 Mack, Detroit, Michigan. His nearest relative was E. G. DAMM, his father, who lived in Cannelton, Indiana. Elmer was medium height and build with gray-blue eyes and light brown hair.
    Elmer served in the medical department of the United States Military during World War 1. He was stationed in Michigan at one time.
    I can't find Elmer in the 1930 census.


#4
Katherine Maier Henning

of
Troy Township, Perry County, Indiana


Katherine "Katie" MAIER, born Nov 1865, Tobin Township, Perry County, Indiana, daughter of Johann Peter & Katherine (WAGNER) MAIER.
    Katie married John Henry HENNING. He was born Sep 1872, Indiana. His parents were from Germany.
    On 26 Jun 1900, the census shows Henry J. (27) and Kate (34) HENNING living in Troy Township, Perry County, Indiana. She was born Nov 1865, IN. He was born Sep 1872, IN. With them were their children: Lizzie age 4, born Dec 1895, IN; and William age 2, born Apr 1898, IN.
    On 5 May 1910, the census shows John H. (37) and Katie (44) HENNING living in Troy Township, Perry County, Indiana. Katie had given birth to 6 children with 5 living. John was a farmer. They owned their farm free of morgage. With them were their children: Lizzie age 14; William age 12; Lena age 9; Herman age 5; and Edward age 2.
    On 5 Jan 1920, the census shows J. H. (47) and Katie (54) HENNING living in Troy Township, Perry County, Indiana. They owned their home free of morgage. Henry and Will were farmers. With them were their children: William age 21; Lena M. age 18; Herman L. age 15; and Edward age 12.
    On 17 Apr 1930, the census shows John H. (54) and Catherine (64) HENNING living in Troy Township, Perry County, Indiana. He was born in Indiana and his parents in Germany. She was born in Indiana, her father in Germany and her mother in Indiana. He was 21 and she was 31 when they married. They owned their home. He was a farmer. He was not a veteran. With them was their son, Edward G. HENNING age 22. Edward was a school teacher.

Children of Henry and Katherine (MAIER) HENNING:

4-1. Elizabeth "Lizzie" HENNING, born Dec 1895, Perry County, Indiana.
    Elizabeth married ___?___ TRAPHAGAN.

       Son of ___?___ and Elizabeth (HENNING) TRAPHAGAN:

       4-1-1. son TRAPHAGAN.



4-2. William “Will” HENNING, born 28 Apr 1898, Perry County, Indiana.
    Will married Callie ___?___ .
    (See #4-2 following)

4-3. Lena M. HENNING, born 5 Nov 1901, Perry County, Indiana.
    Lena married David D. DAVIS.
    (See #4-3 following)

4-4. Herman Louis HENNING, born 29 Aug 1904, Perry County, Indiana.
    Herman married Pearl Bonnie Pearl WEEDMAN.
    (See #4-4 following)

4-5. Edward L. HENNING, born 1907/08, Perry County, Indiana.
    (See #4-5 following)

4-6. child HENNING, died young.


#4-2
William Henning

of
Tell City, Perry County, Indiana


William "Will" HENNING, born 28 Apr 1898, Perry County, Indiana, son of Henry and Katherine (MAIER) HENNING. He died Jan 1973. His last place of residence was Urbana, Champaign County, Illinois.
    Will married Callie ___?___ .

Son of William and Callie (___?___) HENNING:

4-2-1. son HENNING.


#4-3
Lena M. Henning Davis

of
Tell City, Perry County, Indiana


Lena M. HENNING, born 5 Nov 1901, Perry County, Indiana, daughter of Henry and Katherine (MAIER) HENNING. She died 25 Oct 1992. Her last place of residence was Tell City, Perry County, Indiana.
    Lena married David D. DAVIS. He was born 9 Nov 1906, Indiana. David died Mar 1984. His last place of residence was Tell City, Perry County, Indiana.
    On 14 Apr 1930, the census shows David D. (23) and Lena M. (28) DAVIS living in Tell City, Perry County, Indiana. They were renting at $8.00 a month. He was a plasterer. He was not a veteran.
    In 1951, Lena and David were living in Clyde, Indiana.
    In 1990, Lena was living in Jasper, Dubois County, Indiana.

Son of David and Lena (HENNING) DAVIS:

4-3-1. son DAVIS.


#4-4
Herman L. Henning

of
Tobin Township, Perry County, Indiana


Herman Louis HENNING, born 29 Aug 1904, Perry County, Indiana. He died 12 Sep 1992. His last place of residence was Cannelton, Perry, Indiana.
    Herman married Bonnie Pearl WEEDMAN 26 May 1926. She was born 25 Nov 1901, Perry County, Indiana, daughter of Eugene and Viola Esther (TINDALL) WEEDMAN. Pearl died 7 May 1986, Perry County, Indiana. Burial in Lilly Dale Cemetery, Perry County, Indiana.
    On 12 Apr 1930, the census shows Herman (26) and Pearl (29) HENNING living in Tobin Township, Perry County, Indiana. Born in Indiana. He was 22 and she was 25 when they married. They owned their home. He was a farmer. With them were their children: Katherine age 3 years and 3 months; and Herman, Jr., born 1 year and 4 months.
    Herman lived in Clyde, Indiana at one time.
    In 1990, Herman was living in Tell City, Perry County, Indiana.

Children of Herman Louis and Bonnie Pearl (WEEDMAN) HENNING:

4-4-1. Katherine HENNING, born 1927, Perry County, Indiana. Katherine died 6 Dec 1977, Tell City, Perry County, Indiana.

4-4-2. Herman Louis HENNING, Jr., born 1929, Perry County, Indiana.

4-4-3. Freida HENNING, born 11 Oct 1930, Perry County, Indiana. Freida died 18 Sep 2009, Tell City, Perry County, Indiana, age 78. Burial 21 Sep 2009, Lilly Dale Cemetery, Perry County, Indiana.
    Freida married William "Ab" TAYLOR in Perry County, Indiana.

4-4-4. Lucille HENNING,

4-4-5. Gladys Louise,

4-4-6. George HENNING,

4-4-7. Violet HENNING,

4-4-8. Homer HENNING, born circa 1940, Perry County, Indiana.
    In 2007, Homer was living in Tell City, Perry County, Indiana.


#4-5
Edward L. Henning

of
Hawesville, Hancock County, Kentucky


Edward L. HENNING, born 1907/08, Perry County, Indiana, son of Henry and Katherine (MAIER) HENNING.
    Edward married and had at least one son.
    They lived in Hawesville, Hancock County, Kentucky, just across the Ohio River from Tell City, Indiana.

Son of Edward L. and ___?___ (___?___) HENNING:

4-5-1. Michael HENNING.


#5
Margaret Maier Chamier

of
Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana


Margaret "Maggie" MAIER, born Apr 1869, Tobin Township, Perry County, Indiana, daughter of Johann Peter and Katherine (WAGNER) MAIER.
    Maggie married William V. CHAMIER 29 Jun 1892, Perry County, Indiana, as his 2nd wife. William was born Apr 1859, Germany. William had one child by first wife. (Note: Maggie's name is spelled MEIER on the marriage record). William's 1st wife was Bertha "Bertie" FOERSTER 12 May 1887, Perry County, Indiana. She was born 1861/62, Kentucky, daughter of John FOERSTER.
    In 1883, William CHAMIER immigrated to the United States from Germany.
    On 4 Jun 1900, the census shows Wm (41) and Maggie (31) CHAMIER living at 510 Bond Street in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. William had a Saloon. With them were their children Bertha age 12; Irene age 7; Paul age 5; and Edward age 4.
    In 1905, William CHAMIER became a naturalized citizen of the United States.
    On 22 Apr 1910, the census shows William (52) and Maggie (42) CHAMIER living at 24 Read Street, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. William was a owner of a Saloon. Maggie had given birth to 5 children and all 5 were living. With them were their children: Irene age 16; Paul age 15; Edward age 13; Helen age 8; and Thelma age 3.
    On 7 Jan 1920, the census shows William (62) and Maggie (52) CHAMIER living at 24 Read Street, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. With them were their children Helen CHAMIER age 18; and Thelma CHAMIER age 13. They owned their home free of morgage. William was a cabinet maker at a furniture factory.
    On 8 Apr 1930, the census shows the widowed Maggie CHAMIER age 61 living at 24 Read Street, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. With her was her daughter Thelma CHAMIER age 23. They owned their home. It was valued at $2,500.00. She owned a radio. Thelma was a stenographer at a church office.

Daughter of William V. and Bertie (FOERSTER) CHAMIER:

5-1. Bertha CHAMIER, born May 1888, Indiana.
    (See #5-1 following)

Children of William V. and Margaret (MAIER) CHAMIER:

5-2. Irene Anna CHAMIER, born June 1893, Indiana.
    Irene married Leo E. GEHLHAUSEN.
    (See #5-2 following)

5-3. Paul W. CHAMIER, born 15 Oct 1895, Tell City, Perry County, Indiana.
    (See #5-3 following)

5-4. Edward John CHAMIER, born 1 Dec 1895, Tell City, Perry County, Indiana.
    Edward married Fredericka (___?___) SAVAGE 1927, Toledo, Ohio.
    (See #5-4 following)

5-5. Helen CHAMIER, born 1901/02, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana.
    Helen married Conrad GLEIM.
    (See #5-5 following)

5-6. Thelma CHAMIER, born 1906/07, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana.
    Thelma married Jerald James CALE.
    (See #5-1 following)


#5-1
Bertha Chamier

of
Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana


Bertha CHAMIER, born May 1888, Indiana.
    On 22 Apr 1910, the census shows Bertha CHAMIER age 21, living in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. She was a nurse for the Ferd GUMBERT Family.
    On 5 Jan 1920, the census shows Bertha CHAMIER age 31 living in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. She was listaed as a servant for a Jewish merchant, the Ferd GUMBERT Family.
    On 12 Apr 1930, the census shows Bertha CHAMIER age 42 living in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. She was a servant for a Jewish merchant, the Ferd GUMBERT Family.
    Bertha never married.


#5-2
Irene Anna Chamier Gehlahausen

of
Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana


Irene Anna CHAMIER, born June 1893, Indiana.
    Irene married Leo E. GEHLHAUSEN 1 Jun 1916. He was born 1886/87, Indiana.
    On 6 Jan 1920, the census shows Leo (33) and Irene (26) GEHLHAUSEN living at 308 Harrison Street, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. They were renting their home. Livng with them was Leo's widowed mother Amelia GEHLHAUSEN age 71, born in Ohio and her parents were born in Germany. Leo was a decorator for a furniture company.
    On 2 Apr 1930, the census shows Leo E. (43) and Irene (36) GEHLHAUSEN living at 804 Fourth Avenue, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. With them was Leo's widowed mother Amelia GEHLHAUSEN age 81. Leo was an interior decorator. They were renting thier home at $28.00 a month.


#5-3
Paul W. Chamier

of
Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana


Paul W. CHAMIER, born 15 Oct 1895, Tell City, Perry County, Indiana. Killed in action 29 Sep 1918, Austria.
    Paul's family moved to Evansville, Indiana when he was two.
    By trade he was a cigar maker.
    On 5 Jun 1917, Paul's World War 1 Draft Registration Card, has Paul W. MAIER born 15 Oct 1895, Tell City, Perry County, Indiana. He was living at 1421 Main Street, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. He was a cigar maker in Evansville. He was single. He was medium height and stout build. He had brown eyes and black hair.
    Paul enlisted into the United States Army leaving for Camp Taylor 6 Oct 1917. From there he was sent to Camp Sevier, South Carolina and later to Camp Merritt, where he sailed for France in the middle of May 1918. He was a member of Company M, 120th infantry in the Wildcat division. He was in the hardest drives on the western front against the Austrians and there was killed 29 Sep 1918, defending his country.


#5-4
Edward John Chamier

of
Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio


Edward John CHAMIER, born 1 Dec 1895, Tell City, Perry County, Indiana.
    Edward married Fredericka (___?___) SAVAGE 1927, Toledo, Ohio. She was born 11 Nov 1900, Ohio. She died Mar 1983. Last place of residence was Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio.
    On 5 Jun 1917, Edward's World War 1 Draft Registration Card has, Edward John MAIER born 1 Dec 1895, Tell City, Perry County, Indiana. He was living at 1421 Main Street, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. He was a foreman at a bridge company. He was single. He was medium height and weighed 145 pounds. He had gray eyes and black hair.
    On 9 Apr 1930, the census shows Edward J. (34) and Fredericka F. (29) CHAMIER living in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. Edward was born in Indiana and Fredericka was born in Ohio. Edward was 31 and Fredericka was 26 when they married. They were renting their home at $35.00 a month. They owned a radio. Edward was a machinist. Also with them was Fredericka's son from a previous marriage Robert L. SAVAGE age 13. Also with them was a cousin Rose L. HARLAF age 30. All but Edward were born in Ohio.


#5-5
Helen Chamier Gleim

of
Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana


Helen CHAMIER, born 16 Dec 1901, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, daughter of William V. and Margaret (MAIER) CHAMIER. Helen died 23 Jul 1985.
    Helen married Conrad GLEIM 29 May 1922. He was born 21 Sep 1896, Cloverport, Kentucky. Conrad died 20 Jul 1958, Evansvill, Vanderburgh County, Indiana.
    On 7 Jan 1920, the census shows Helen CHAMIER age 18 living at 24 Read Street, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana with her parents. Helen was working as a saleslady at a dry goods store.

Son of Conrad and Helen (CHAMIER) GLEIM:

5-2-1-1. Walter C. "Walt" GLEIM, born 1943, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana.
    Walter married Janet Joan SONDGEROTH 1970, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. She was born 1945, Lafayette, Indiana.
    Walter was a school teacher and taught 40 years in the North Posey schools. He was a basketball, football and track coach for 20 years. He also served as Athletic Director for North Posey Jr. High School for 11 years and was principal designee.
    Janet taught for 28 years in public schools at the elementary level and retired from the North Posey Schools.
    In 1990, Walt lived in Evansville, Indiana.

       Children of Walter Conrad and Janet Joan (SONDGEROTH) GLEIM:

       5-5-1-1. Jerrad Joseph GLEIM, born 1975, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana.
    Jerrad married Melissa HODGSON 2002.
    Melissa is from Evansville.

             Son of Jerrad Joseph and Melissa (HODGSON) GLEIM:

             5-5-1-1-1. Ryan Joseph GLEIM, born 2006.

             5-5-1-1-2. Andrew Joseph GLEIM, born 2009.



       5-5-1-2. Curtis Christopher GLEIM, born 1977, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana.
    Curtis married Kristen BURKHART 2002.
    Kristen is from Greenwood, Johnson County, Indiana.

             Children of Curtis Christopher and Kristen (BURKHART) GLEIM:

             5-5-1-2-1.Alexis Elizabeth GLEIM, born 2005, Carmel, Hamilton County, Indiana.

             5-5-1-2-2. Lucas Conrad GLEIM, born 2007, Carmel, Hamilton County, Indiana.


#5-6
Thelma Chamier Cale

of
Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana


Thelma CHAMIER, born 1906/07, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, daughter of William V. and Margaret (MAIER) CHAMIER.
    Thelma married Jerald James CALE.

Daughter of Jerald James and Bertha (CHAMIER) CALE:

5-6-1. Barbara Ann CALE,
    Barbara married Robert W. MAXEDON, II.

Children of Robert W. and Barbara Ann (CALE) MAXEDON:

       5-6-1-1. Robert W. MAXEDON, III,
    Robert married Sherry ___?___ .

             Daughters of Robert W., III and Sherry (___?___) MAXEDON:

             5-6-1-1-1. Kayla MAXEDON,

             5-6-1-1-2. Molly MAXEDON,



       5-6-2. Elizabeth Fae MAXEDON,
    Elizabeth married Gene THOMAS.

             Daughters of Gene and Elizabeth Fae (MAXEDON) THOMAS:

             5-6-2-1. Aubree THOMAS,

             5-6-2-2. Tristan THOMAS,


#7
Magdalena Maier

of
Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana


Magdalena "Lena" MAIER, born 25 Apr 1874, German Ridge, Tobin Township, Perry County, Indiana, daughter of Johann Peter and Margaretha Magdalena (LEISTNER)(MANN) MAIER. She died 16 May 1951, Welborn Hospital, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. She was buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Tell City, Perry County, Indiana.
    Aunt Lena was confirmed into the German-Evangelical Church on Deer Creek.
    In 1910, the census shows Lena MAIER living in Arkansas with her sister-in-law, America MAIER. She was down there to help after the death of Lena's brother, Fred.
    In 1920, the census shows Lena MAIER living in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. She was listed as a servant in the MAYER Household.
    On 29 Sep 1925, Aunt Lena wrote this letter to my grandmother, Beatrice (MERTEN) FRAKES, "Evansville, Ind--Sep 29, 1925--Dear Beatrice, how are you, I must write you a few lines this very evening to let you know that we got home all right sunday morning six Oclock to Evansville. Bro & wife did not have very much time to spare for to go on the other train for Cannelton for there home, I have not heard from them yet so far I hope they got htere. It has rained so much saturday ngiht here and sunday and it staormed here They say and It rained on the way most of the time I was very tirred and am still. Takes quite a while to get over such a trip I never care to go at night seems to me It is harder on a person. Sister Lizzie and I staid at CHAMIERS sunday and Monday. Monday Evening I came back home again to my job again, and did Floid stay with you a while I gess They are all gone to There places again he must take care of him self yet. I wished I could had a paper from Salem that had the death of sisters I for got to say anny thing about it out there to you, If It is no trouble to send one I wish to have one If you please. I was going to aske so many questions that I wanted to know but di dnot get to do it times are so short a person has no time to think well I hope this finds you both well and getting along well you have such a nice & handy husband I know you will get along and so many good Friends that lie is worth living. well so long write some time. My love to you bouth, Lena" (Note: I tried to type the letter just as it was written. A lot of mispelled words and punctuation makes it hard to read, but her hand writing was very nice.)
    On 1 Dec 1932, Aunt Lena wrote this letter to my grandmother, Beatrice (MERTEN) FRAKES, "Evansville, Ind--Dec 1, 1932--Dear Beatrice, your letter rec was very much suprised to hear from you and that you where quarintine so long that shure was what you call a short (?) and a home to with the chlidren you can be glad that you have some one that lives in the house with you well where there are children there is all ways some thing that comes along that you don't like you have had quite lots of trouble to go through with but where there are children you can expect it. They will get everything comes along. I hope oyu are all right again you are the main one that sees to every thing & you can't be spaired so take care of your self to and ware worm clothes. I think out there is so much colder than here, and how is Mrs. Paul and her little girl and ever one I know has. The Chief of Police got ther baby you never said you don't live so close now so Mr. FRAKES has him a way a long time he shure gets away so much I gess. The boys gets lonesome to see him . Well hope you all get all right ever one and Billie will have a long gime to go to school yet. Well I have him feeling fine & work all day I wish some day I would have not so much to do are have a small house To day I hve him washing windowes & cleaning a pantry one as large you know like you had one in the Farm and cook Three meales a day & wash all The dishes & The dog is gone It seems to me The weeks just fly for me, I get to see Bertha some times and she says to same with her. I have not seen her for over a week or two. They have a new cook again and that takes all her spare time to help her along she has got her a new coat & dress in black this time I will wait Till after Christmas for a coat. They will be cheaper. I have a warm coat to do me I want a sport coat. I had me a new plate of teath made I broke my others I had and had one thooth pulled to so I had that all done now & I were glad to takes (?) a while to get used to the New Teeth and had one filled. So I am all right for a whil are for all times everybody well here only the men here still idle hope times will soon get better so manny out of work here but not so bad like some other places. Farmers dont get enny thing for there stuff. I had a letter from Jane and she said Anna has about 60 or more Turkeys but they dont bring much she thought 4 cents I dont know how manny she sold for Thanksgiving we had a goose for that day we will have a turkey for xmas I get tirred of so much meat. I am sending you a picture of my self I hd some taken about four years ago right after Mrs. Myers died I had gone up home and Mildred took some and that is at Mrs BELLVILLES house Mildred sister The oldest sister at Cannelton and you see there dog some day I will send you some better ones and the other two Bertha taken while she was out there she gave me those she thought she had send you some you can have them. lovet to one & all aunt Lena" (Note: Again I tried to type the letter just as it was written.)
    Lena was a nurse. She was greatly loved by her nieces and nephews.
    Lena never married.
    Lena lived most of her life in Evansville, Indiana.




Chapter 1
Our Maier Family in Germany




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(Great-Great-Grandson of Johann Peter "John" Maier)
(Great-Grandson of Anna (Maier) Merten)
(Grandson of Beatrice M. J. (Merten) Frakes)
(Son of Philip Howard Frakes)


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