Click on Descendants for more specific information on 3 generations. Also included is an ahnentafel report for Joseph B. Feldhaus for 3 more generations. Surnames include: Abell, Brusselbach, Bryan, Burgess, Burke, Bush, Devine, Feldhaus or Feldhus, Fossing, Fueglein, Grosse Brüggeman, Heggelman, Hillerich, Hogue, Jarboe, Kelley, Kuhlman, Meuter, Miller, Müllenbeck, Nieschmidt, Overby, Roberts, Schweitzer, Seaton, Smith, Topp, Velthus, White, Winn, Yaeger, Zurheiden and Zurheÿden. Other family lines included in the reports: Brinkhaus (and Barfield, McCandless), Jansing, Kline, Reh (and Brotzge, Hagedorn, Kamphaus, Specker, Steffen) and Stoesser will be covered in more detail each in their own section.
First, Joseph B. Feldhaus and then his father and sister, Bernard Anton Feldhaus and Maria Anna (Gertrude) Feldhaus emigrated from Altenberge, Westphalia, Germany (map). Each received permission to emigrate, First Joseph in 1847 and then his father and sister later that same year. All probably came directly to Louisville, KY (map) where Joseph and Bernard first appear on the 1849 Tax List. Joseph married Marie E. Fossing (not sure of the spelling) in 1851. My Grandmother's story was that Joseph and Marie traveled on the same ship from Germany but did not meet until after they arrived in the United States. I have not been able to prove or disprove her story. The task on the Feldhaus family is to try to extend the line even farther and to fill in information. I don't really have a roadblock on this family except trying to read the German Church records in Latin with the use of farm names.
One note of explanation when reading the Ahnentafel report is that Altenberge is in the part of Germany that uses farm names. As a result the records may state the surname as Feldhus now Nieschmidt which means that the name at birth was Feldhus and he is living on the Nieschmidt farm. The reverse of Nieschmidt born Feldhus means the same but does not appear in this family even though it does appear in the Church records. The example shown is in English however Latin words are actually used.
I am specifically looking for the following information:
- What is the correct spelling of Marie E. Fossing's surname (wife of Joseph B. Feldhaus)?
- Did Joseph and Marie travel on the same ship and not meet until after they arrived in the United States like my Grandmother told me?
- When did Joseph, Bernard Anton and Maria Anna (Gertrude) Feldhaus and Marie E. Fossing arrive in the United States and at what port did they arrive? Joseph, Bernard Anton and Maria Anna received permission to emigrate in 1847.
- Are there any descendants of Stanley Joseph Miller born on 17 Nov 1896 (son of Martin Joseph Miller and Joanna Maria Feldhaus) who died in California on 24 Aug 1971 in the Los Angeles area?
- Are there any descendants of Josephine Feldhaus born about 16 Dec 1918 and died 19 Jul 1972 (daughter of George Griffith Feldhaus and Mabel Winn)?
- Information on the death of Edward W. Burke born circa 1893 in IL, married Margaret Mary Feldhaus 4 Jul 1938 in Jefferson Co., KY and died after 1939. His parents were J____ Burke and Mary O'D___nell.
- Information on other marriages of Mabel Winn born 21 Aug 1894 in IN, married George Griffith Feldhaus 27 Jun 1916 in Louisville, KY, married Mr. Hodapp between 1925 and 1930 possibly in OH and died 28 Dec 1969 in Bedford, IN. Her parents are Chas. Wynn and Florence Brundage.