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1921 Genevieve GMEINER

Born c1902 to Gebhard Bernard and Anna (GARDE) GMEINER.


In 1860, the family immigrated from Austria. Gephard, 1, with his parents and two older brothers (Francis 7, Joseph 3), all b Austria, lived on a farm in Washington twp, Sandusky county, Ohio. Nearby are two FLATZ families from Austria, probably cousins [brothers of Gephard's mother]. --18 Jun 1860, p 102. See WorldConnect for more info on this family, and the FLATZ ancestors.

In 1870, Gebhart, age 11, b Austria, lived with his parents and five younger siblings in Monterey, Putnam county, Ohio. Gebhard's parents, George and Mary (FLATS) GMEINER, died there in 1875. --3 Aug 1870, Monterey twp, p 372.

In 1880, Gebhard and siblings lived in Monterey, Putnam county, Ohio.

In 1900, the family lived in Ottoville OH, and comprised: Gephardt, b Jun 1860 GER (parents b GER), immig 1860, brickyard laborer; Anna, b Dec 1869 OH (parents b GER), married 9 years, 3 births/living; George, b Dec 1891 OH, at school; Albert, b Feb 1894 OH; Addie, b Jul 1895 OH. --27 Jun 1900, Monterey twp, Putnam Co OH, ED66 p15A [132]

On 28 May 1906, Gebhard GMEINER filed a Declaration of Intention (to become a naturalized citizen) in Douglas Co WA.

In 1910, the family owned (no mtge) and lived in Rockford WA, and comprised: Gebhard, 51 GER (parents b Germany), carpenter, married 20 years; Anna, 39 NY, (parents b Germany), 6 births/living; George, 18 OH, dept store cashier; Albert, 16 OH, farm laborer; Addie, 15 OH; Leo, 9 OH; Genevieve 8 OH; Gusta[v]e 5 OH. --28 Apr 1910, Rockford, McIntosh, Spokane Co WA, ED139 p5A

(John) George GMEINER, age 25, born Swanton OH, married on 16 Oct 1917 at Dishman WA to Maud Amanda LOCKHART. She was born 26 Oct 1896 to John Wilbur LOCKHART of PA and Isabella Adaliza WATERMAN of NY (or OH). --Marriage Certificate # A 23225, Spokane Co WA (more info on cert). George and Maud had a daughter, Georgiana (PHILLIPS), born in Kellogg ID. Also see the WATERMAN Family history (Mayflower) for more on that line.

In 1920, the family rented at 1613 Cd'A Ave, and comprised: Gebhard, 60 OH (parents b Austria), bridge carpenter; Annie, 49 OH (parents b France); Albert, 25 OH, farmer; Addie, 24 OH, school teacher; Genevieve, 17 OH, student; and Gust, 15 OH, student. --10 Jan 1920 Cd'A, ED206 p13B

Addie GMEINER married on 13 May 1920 to P F GUNNING, in Spokane county WA.

Albert N GMEINER, 30, a restaurant worker in St John (Spokane) WA, married on 21 Feb 1925 to Laura M FOLKINS, 25 MN, at Spokane WA. Laura is the daughter of George FOLKINS of Canada, and Mary REYCRAFT of NY. --Marriage Certificate #A 36131, Spokane Co WA.

Gebhard Bernard GMEINER (1860-1924), and Anna G GMEINER (1869-1929) are buried in St Thomas cemetery.
John George GMEINER, b 17 Dec 1891 OH, died 2 Feb 1940 in Sacramento Co CA, mother maiden name=GARDE.
Leo L GMEINER, born 18 Sep 1900/1901 OH, died 19 Jan 1972 in Sonoma Co CA.

In 1930, Albert, 36, was a grain farmer in Rock Creek Valley pct, Spokane Co WA, with his wife, Laura M, 31 MN, and children Wilma J, 15 months, and Neal A, newborn. --16 Apr 1930, Spokane Co WA, ED158 p2A [210].
Francis G, 25, a newspaper salesman, lived with his wife Lillis 22 WA, and son Daniel F, 2 WA, at 1430 W Mission Ave, Spokane. --12 Apr 1930, Spokane ward 4, ED44 p18A.


George and Mary (FLATS) GMEINER, died 1875 Ohio

(Grandparents of
Genevieve '21 GMEINER). "There are citizens of Putnam county, Ohio, who come here from many states in the Union, as well as many foreign countries. The Austrian empire has contributed some of the best citizens who are now making their homes in this country and among them, George and Mary (FLATS) GMEINER. They were born in or near Tyrol, Austria, and emigrated to the United States in 1846 (actually, 1860). Shortly afterward they moved to Sandusky county, Ohio and purchased forty acres of timbered land, on which was a log school house, that had just been abandoned. They lived in the school house until such time as he was able to provide a better house. George GMEINER cleared his land and had it partly improved when the Civil War broke out. He enlisted in the Seventy-second Regiment, Ohio Volunteer infantry and after his enlistment had expired, in the spring of 1864, he sold his farm in Sandusky county and moved to Putnam county, where he bought eighty acres of timbered land, in Monterey township, four and one-half miles northwest of Ottoville. Here again the family lived in a school house for a short time, Mr GMEINER renting it for about two or three months until he could build a log cabin for the family.

"On this farm George GMEINER and his wife lived, until their death, both dying in October, 1875, she dying on the second of the month and he on the sixteenth. It is a singular coincidence that both of them died at half past three, on a Friday morning.

"When George GMEINER and his wife Mary died they left six children. Frank, the eldest and being about twenty-two years of age at this time. The next eldest child was six years younger than he, his eldest sister being fourteen years of age, at which time she became the housekeeper for the orphan children. The youngest child was only seven years of age. The six children were as follows: Frank, of Ottowa; Gerhard, of Washington; Mary, the wife of Charles DUVALL, of Havana, Arkansas; Leonard, who is a farmer in Putnam county, living between Kalida and Cloverdale; Kate, the wife of Joseph LEATHERMAN, a farmer living near Vaughnsville, in Putnam county; and George, a baker at St Louis, Missouri. Upon the death of his parents, Frank became the executor of his father's will and at his father's request before his death, took his place as head of the family and took charge of the farm and little flock of fatherless children, who were obedient and were industrious and prospered. A few years later, the paternal estate was divided equally, each of the children going into the world to make a living. All of them have become useful members of society."
-- [possibly from "1880 History of Putnam County, Ohio"]

Social Security Death Master Index:

536-05-8712 Albert
533-03-7879 Laura M
534-20-4271 Daniel F
533-01-3975 (Francis) Gustav
519-22-9050 Lillis M
561-01-5281 Leo L