Ancestry of the Family Förtmeier
[Foertmeyer]
With a Focus on Spring Grove Cemetery
Where more that one hundred Foertmeyers and their kin are resting


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Special Section


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Foertmeyer Family Pictorial Tree
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The Foertmmeyer Name Origin - The Förthof
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The Mente Family
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List of Foertmeyer and Mente Immigrants
and How and When They Came
... and More
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The Mente Connection


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Foertmeyer, Mente, Rocklin, Wagner, Reum, Knoblaugh, Burt, Yount, Buttemiller, Motz, Cottrell, Driskell, and Schweinlin

This record has been compiled by Charles H. Foertmeyer III, with information also provided by Gayle Marie Foertmeyer Putt, to attempt to shed a little light on who of our Foertmeyer and Driskell family are located here, and precisely where they are buried. Furthermore, I have included the families we have heard mentioned all our lives into which Foertmeyer women married. After all, these were the families that our family associated with and, at that time, considered family as well.

 

This is not intended to be a complete history; however cemetery interment cards can be an interesting source of information, such as the names of parents, spouses, cause of death, and residence address. Therefore, each person’s name in this record is a link to their interment card, home, and photograph, if available. If the individual does not have an individual page, you will be taken to the page upon which they appear.

Of course, as with many projects, this project grew beyond its scope to include relatives and friends of the family wherever I found them. It even became the receptacle of information for extended families, as well.











For quick look-up, the alphabetical surname index contains most of the names you will come across in this project. For those unfamiliar with the family, just browsing through the site is probably the best way to get a handle on it.



I have searched the Hamilton County Ohio Marriage Indexes in search of all relatives and ancestors listed there. The index leads one to the actual marriage license application and marriage return. To view all of those I was able to locate, CLICK HERE
How the Foertmeyers Came From Germany and where they Settled
How the Foertmeyers Came From Germany and where they Settled

Family Group Photos



 

Spring Grove Map

VARIOUS MAPS OF HAMILTON COUNTY AND CINCINNATI

 

PROJECT CONTRIBUTORS

Chuck Foertmeyer

Gayle Foertmeyer Putt

Natalie Foertmeyer

Kim Taylor Westendorf

David Simon

Spring Grove Cemetery

Larry Worrilow

Cindy Foertmeyer Sangenito

Thomas Charles Foertmeyer

Stephanie Foertmeyer

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OTHER CEMETERIES OF INTEREST TO THIS PROJECT

Arlington Memorial Gardens

Vine Street Hill Cemetery

Evergreen Cemetery

Oak Hill Cemetery

St. Joseph New Cemetery

Gate of Heaven Cemetery

Mount Moriah Cemetery

Western Hills Cemetery

Wesleyan Cemetery [A]

Wesleyan Cemetery [B]



Making Sense of Spring Grove Burials

Foertmeyer

 

Section 39 Lot 136:

Foertmeyer / Wagner / Reum

 

 

 

   

 

Unfortunately, there is only one individual marker in the Foertmeyer, Wagner, and Reum Lot.

 

The oldest members of the family can be found here. We start with Doris Georg Förtmeier who came to America in 1861. she was preceeded by several Förtmeiers, the first of which, and not buried here, was Georg Eduard Förtmeier, her first son and third child, coming here in 1846 on the ship Johann George. At the end of this document is a complete list of the Förtmeier children, both those eight who came to the USA and those three who remained in Germany. Immediately below are just those buried in Section 39 Lot 136.


When surfing through this document you will click on links that take you to each person's interment card page. Those page background colors mean something; the light cream color is for Foertmeyers or their direct descendants. The light green backgrounds indicate someone who married into the Foertmeyer family. The light blue background denotes adopted or married an adopted Foertmeyer.


Click Here
 to go back as far as we have been able

Johann Friedrich FöRTMEIER - b.1775 in Loccum
m. 1797 Catharine Elisabeth MELL - b.1779 in Loccum - d.1854 in Bohnhorst
    German records show (so far) two offspring... 


1) Dietrich Friedrich Wilhelm Förtmeier 1798-1861 m. Doris Georg Förtmeier 1802-1864
2) Marie Luise Förtmeier 1799-xxxx m.(1826) Friedrich Wilhelm Moeller 1806-xxxx



 1   Doris Georg Foertmeyer A(0) ** denotes her children

      (Ilse Dorothea GEORGES)

 

1802 – 1864

          m  Dietrich Friedrich Wilhelm Förtmeier

Did not immigrate

1798 – 1861

 

 

 

        **Dorothee Luise Förtmeier Pfannmoeller - 1826-1881 GO
            Arrived New Orleans 1851 with Emma (#12 below)     DISCOVERY!
        **Louise Mathilde Förtmeier - Stayed in Germany - 1828-1854
        **Georg Eduard Förtmeier - Came to Cincinnati and that's all we know - 1830

 2   **Adolph W. Foertmeyer   A(iv)      EXPAND FAMILY

 

           1832 – 1893

        3  m1 Elizabeth Kirchoff Foertmeyer

 

           1841 – 1871

                              Clara Foertmeyer Buttemiller  

SG  S. 72  L. 44

                  1858 – 1935

                         4   William Louis Foertmeyer        

 

                  1861 – 1939

                         5               m   Anna Wunder Foertmeyer  1

 

                  1860 – 1941

                         6    Adolphus Foertmeyer              

 

                  1865 – 1865

                         7    Emma D. Foertmeyer               

 

                  1866 – 1895

 

 

 

 2   **Adolph W. Foertmeyer   A(iv)

 

            1832 – 1893

           m2  Clara D. Konnersman Foertmeyer

SG  S. 122  L. 81

            1855 – 1940 

                        10    Charlotte L. Foertmeyer           

 

                   1877 – 1883

                                Adolph W. Foertmeyer           

SG  S. 60  L. 25A

                   1879 – 1944

                        11    Clara Foertmeyer                       

 

                   1891 – 1891

 

 

 

        **William Charles (Carl Wilhelm Förtmeier) Foertmeyer 1834-1907 GO

12   **Emma Foertmeyer Wagner  A(vi)      EXPAND FAMILY

 

             1837 – 1894

      13   m    Steffan Wagner   

 

             1835 - 1873

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

 

 

 

                        14   William S. Wagner

 

             1861 – 1904 

                               Adolphus H. Wagner

SG  S. 126  Lot 5J

             1863 – 1945

                               Charles Henry Wagner

EG  S.   55  Lot 74

             1866 – 1949

                        15   Bertha D. Wagner

 

             1867 – 1895

                        16   Edwin Wagner

 

             1869 – 1873

                        17   H.A. Wagner

 

             1872 – 1873

 

 

            

18   Adam Reum

 

1808 – 1864

             m  Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

19    **Bertha Foertmeyer Reum    A(vii)      EXPAND FAMILY

 

1839 – 1904

        20   m   Herman Frank Reum

 

1837 – 1887

                                  William L. Reum

Wesleyan Cemetery

             1861 – 1903

                         21    Emma D. Reum

 

             1863 – 1958

                         22    Mrs. Ida L. Reum Weiss

 

             1866 – 1917

                                  23   m   William J. Weiss

Vine Street Hill

             1865 – 1909

                                                     24   William F. Weiss

 

                         1896 – 1896

                                                     25   Berta L. Weiss Schutz

 

                          1899 – 1960

                                                             26   m   Charles Schutz

 

                          1891 – 1971

 

 

 

                         27...Otto H. Reum

 

                 1868 – 1951

                         28   Charles Herman Reum

 

                 1869 – 1870

                         29   Frank Reum

 

                 1872 – 1873

                         30   Jennie L. Reum

 

                 1874 – 1964

                         31   Herman O. Reum

 

                 1876 – 1876

                         32   Arthur Reum

 

                 1882 – 1883



        **Charles Henry (Carl Heinrich Förtmeier) Foertmeyer 1841-1912 GO
        **Anne Caroline Sophie Förtmeyer - Stayed in Germany - 1843-1843
        **Louise Friedericke Förtmeyer - Stayed in Germany - 1844-1847
        **Louis C. Foertmeyer - 1849-1914 GO

 

 

 

                         33   Edward W. Foertmeyer   B(ii)

 

                 1880 – 1882

                                         [Son of Louis Charles and Marie Mente Foertmeyer]

 

 

 

The family story is that his nanny set him on a wall while she talked to the beat cop. He fell and suffered fatal injuries. However, Spring Grove records say he died of spinal meningitis. He is found interred at Spring Grove cemetery in the Foertmeyer/Reum/Wagner plot.

 

From the Cincinnati Enquirer, 10 Aug 1882: On Wednesday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock, Edward William, infant son of Louis C and Marie Foertmeyer, age 2 yr. 2 mo. Funeral from residence no. 113 Mill St. on Friday at 2 p.m.

Anna Wunder Foertmeyer  1

     Robert Simpson Cassat
     Katherine Kelso Johnston
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     Mary Stevenson Cassatt --------sib-------- John W. Cassatt
                                                Susanna Wunder --------sib-------- William Wunder
                                                                                   Louise Dowble Wunder
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                                                                                   Anna Marie Wunder Foertmeyer
                                                                                   William Louis Foertmeyer 
 

 



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The large numbers in the diagram below pertain to the numbered name in the tree branch above


 



The photo above shows approximately the area of the plot into which thirty relatives are buried. Some of the graves are contained within one another, as shown in the diagram, and some of the individual graves are very small; the graves in the diagram are not to scale. All in all, it is a crowded plot, yet there are still two graves available for any direct descendant of anyone currently interred there.

This is an Excel file showing graphically who came to America and when, and who, including offspring, and who were all here together... CLICK HERE








Section 113 Lot 8

No Monument

 

 

 

   

 

 

Charles Henry Foertmeyer MD C(iv)

Married

Virginia Louise Driskell Foertmeyer

1917 – 2011

 

1921 – 2002

“Poppy”

 

“Grandma”




Charles Henry Foertmeyer MD [II]

 



Virginia Louise Driskell Foertmeyer

 

 

Interment Number:

225827

Interment Number:

211977

Interment Date:

11/03/2011

Interment Date:

10/15/2002

Location:

LN-113-8-15

Location:

LN-113-8-14

Name:

CHARLES H FOERTMEYER

Name:

VIRGINIA L FOERTMEYER

Date of Birth:

10/09/1917

Date of Birth:

07/07/1921

Birth Place:

CINCINNATI, OHIO

Birth Place:

OWENSBORO, KENTUCKY

Date of Death:

10/28/2011

Date of Death:

10/11/2002

Death Place:

FAIRFIELD, OHIO – MERCY

Death Place:

FAIRFIELD, OHIO – MERCY

Name of Father:

CHARLES G FOERTMEYER

Name of Father:

GARLAND DRISKELL

Name of Mother:

BLANCHE (COLE) FOERTMEYER

Name of Mother:

RUTH MARIE SCHWARTZ

Sex:

MALE

Sex:

FEMALE

Marital Status:

WIDOWER

Marital Status:

MARRIED

Name of Spouse:

VIRGINIA (DRISKELL) FOERTMEYER

Name of Spouse:

CHARLES H FOERTMEYER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

Louis Charles Foertmeyer A(xi)

Married

Marie S. Mente Foertmeyer  A(xi)s

1849 – 1914

 

1845 – 1925

Son of Doris Georg Foertmeyer

 

 

 

   

 

 

Charles George Foertmeyer MD  B(i)

Marriage License Application

Blanche Cole Foertmeyer

1871 – 1947

 

1875 – 1965

Son of Louis and Marie

 

“Grandma Foertmeyer”

 

 

   

 

 

Edna Wilhelmina Foertmeyer Emerson B(iii)

Eugene George Foertmeyer B(iv)

1882 – 1918

1885 – 1928

Marriage License Application

Married Frederick Wilson Emerson

Married  Mae Rocklin

1881 – 1969

No Children

THE ACCIDENT

 

From diary of Blanche Cole Foertmeyer:

Oct.  7, 1918:  Our baby (Charles Henry Foertmeyer) has the flu, fever 103. Dr. Neitus attending. Charles G. out with Edna & children - all very ill.

 

Oct. 14, 1918:  No hope for Edna. Brought Blanche & Chas. here. Edna died 5:23 P.M. was just 36 years old last Aug. The flu spreading. Schools and other places closed.

 

 

 

   

 

 

William Edward Foertmeyer B(v)

Married

Carrie Virginia Ferguson Evans Foertmeyer

1889 – 1968

 

1892 – 1972

“Uncle Will”

 

“Aunt Carrie”

 

Carrie Virginia Evans was born a "Ferguson" but was adopted by her grandparents, Charles W. Evans and Sarah Anderson Evans. Carrie's mother died shortly after her birth. Her father, John C. Ferguson, traveled for a living and felt he could not care for an infant. Therefore, she was adopted by her maternal grandparents.

 

 


 

        

 

 

Louis Edward Foertmeyer C(i)

Nellie M. Swann

1899 – 1965

1903 – 1960         no children

“Uncle Louie”

Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk City, Virginia

 

Louis served in the Army during WWI, but his enlistment lasted only a short time before the war ended. He was honorably discharged on December 20, 1918. He attended the University of Cincinnati for a couple of months before giving up college and traveling to New York to work for the Dalton Adding Machine Co. He returned home shortly after when he became ill, and upon recovering, again joined the army. He was briefly married (December 22, 1924...noted in Blanche's diary) to Nellie Swann, but she didn't want to move away from Norfolk, and Louis didn't want to stay, so they separated. Louis never remarried and never had children.

 

 

 

 

   

 

Alma Grace Foertmeyer Burt C(ii)

Marriage License Application

Robert Victor Burt

1902 – 1975

 

1900 – 1982

“Aunt Alma”

 

“Uncle Bob”

 

 

   

 

Marie Elenore Foertmeyer Knoblaugh C(iii)

Marriage License Application

Armand Frank Knoblaugh

1908 – 1988

 

1903 – 1984

“Aunt Mimi”

 

“Uncle Armand”

 






Section 113 Lot 320

Foertmeyer / Rentz

 

 

 

      

 

Charles H Foertmeyer M.D. A(viii)

Marriage License Application

Rosa Rentz Foertmeyer

1841 – 1912

 

1844 – 1918

Son of Doris Georg Foertmeyer

 

 

 

 

 

Julia A. Rentz

1846 – 1932

Rosa’s Younger Sister






 Section 114 Lot 144D

Driskell

 

 

The Driskell branch of the family comes from Garland and Ruth Driskell, parents of Virginia Louise Driskell Foertmeyer. To their grandchildren they were affectionately known at Boo Boo and Granddaddy.

 

  

   



Garland Driskell
1893 – 1960
M
Ruth Marie Schwartz Driskell
1898 – 1989





Section 101 Lot 473
Evans

Carrie Virginia Ferguson Evans Foertmeyer's Family



John C. Ferguson**
Carrie Foertmeyer's Father
Sarah Anderson's son first marriage
1869 - 1907



Virginia Estella Joynes Ferguson**
Carrie Foertmeyer's Mother
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1873 - 1892



Sarah Anderson Evans
Carrie Foertmeyer's Grandmother
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1842 - 1925

Charles W. Evans
Carrie Foertmeyer's Step-Grandfather
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1841 - 1930



Josephine F. Evans
Carrie Foertmeyer's Aunt
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1866 - 1886

**Although born Fergusons, the two children apparently adopted the Evans name

Although there are two graves earmarked
for Helen and Philip Williams at Spring
Grove, they were actually laid to rest in
Evergreen Cemetery, 25 Alexandria Pike,
Southgate, Kentucky (Sec-16, lot-89 W1/2)

Philip Dowe Williams
Carrie Foertmeyer's Uncle by Marriage
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1885 - 1976

Helen Evans Williams
Carrie Foertmeyer's Aunt
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1886 - 1970

 

 
        Sarah Anderson Ferguson (1842 - 1925)  M  John Ferguson (Sarah's 1st Marriage)
               
                Daughter) Josephine Ferguson Evans (1866 - 1886)
 
               Son)      John C. Ferguson        (1869 - 1907)  M   Virginia Estella Joynes Ferguson (1873 - 1892)
                       
                              Daughter) Carrie V. Foertmeyer (1892 - 1972)  M  William E. Foertmeyer (1889 - 1968)
 
        Sarah Anderson Ferguson Evans (1842 - 1925) M  Charles W. Evans (1841 - 1930)(Sarah's 2nd Marriage)
                
               Daughter) Helen Evans Williams (1886 - 1970)  M  Philip Dowe Williams (1885 - 1976) 
                       
               Carrie Virginia Foertmeyer was raised by her grandparents, as her mother died as a result of
               Carrie's birth, and her father left her upbringing to Charles and Sarah Evans, her grandmother
               and her step-grandfather. This is reflected in the 1900 and 1910 Federal Censuses:
               
               1900
 
Name:                          Carrie S Evans
Age:                           8
Birth Date:                    Mar 1892
Birthplace:                    West Virginia
Home in 1900:                  Highland, Kentucky
Race:                          White
Gender:                        Female
Relation to Head of House:     Granddaughter
Marital Status:                Single
Father's Birthplace:           Ohio
Mother's Birthplace:           Ohio
Occupation:                    View on Image
Household Members:
Name                   Age
Charles W Evans        57
Sarah A Evans          55
Helen M Evans          13
Carrie S Evans         8
Minnie Kleinsmith      19
 
      1910
 
Name:                           Carrie V Evans          
1910:                           18
Birth Year:                     abt 1892
Birthplace:                     Virginia
Home in 1910:                   Campbell, Kentucky
Race:                           White
Gender:                         Female
Relation to Head of House:      Granddaughter
Marital Status:                 Single
Father's Birthplace:            Ohio
Mother's Birthplace:            Ohio
Neighbors:                      View others on page
Household Members:
Name                     Age
Charles W Evans          66
Sarrah A Evans           64
Carrie V Evans           18
Mary Muller              48
 
 
                       
 
 
                                                

 


 

Garden Mausoleum
M104-G1-0

Dorothy E. Foertmeyer
1923 - 2003

 

 


 

Section 72 Lot 159

Foertmeyer / Devou

 

 

 

 

    

 

William Charles Foertmeyer A(v)

M Emily Catherine “Amelia”

Ottilia Foertmeyer

1834 – 1907

Bultmann Foertmeyer

1861 – 1897

Older brother of Louis Charles

1838 – 1909

Marriage License Application Index

Never married

 

 

      

 

 

Nellie Foertmeyer Devou

George N. Devou

Alice Devou

1867 – 1959

1869 – 1934

1897 – 1963

Daughter of William C .


 

Granddaughter of William C.

George N. DeVou [ who married Nellie Foertmeyer ] was the nephew of William P. DeVou, Jr. who donated the land for Devou Park along with Charles DeVou ( who was, I believe, his brother).

Birth: Jul. 18, 1855     Death: Dec. 8, 1937

William P. Devou, Jr. was born in 1855 at Ninth and Race Streets, Cincinnati to William P. Devou, a wholesale milliner, and Sarah Ogden Devou. This photo was taken in 1870 when William was 15, before he was sent to Germany for his high school and college education. When he returned he became a bookkeeper for his father and later entered the real estate business where he accumulated considerable property. At one time his holdings were estimated to be $6,000,000. Even with his wealth and property he was an eccentric recluse. He lived in a storeroom and spent little on clothes or ammenities. He had few friends. He personally collected rent from his tenants. He was close to his parents, and in their memory, donated the family farm, Devou Park, to the city of Covington, KY. Devou died of pneumonia in 1937 and was buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, section 52, lot 140. The bulk of his million dollar estate was left to the city of Covington for the upkeep of Devou Park.
William P. Devou, Jr.

William P. Devou, Jr. Cemetery Card
1855 - 1937




Young William P. Devou, Jr.


Charles P. Devou

Charles P. Devou
1858 - 1922

 

 

 

 


Section 122 Lot 81

Foertmeyer / Konnersman

 

 

 

Clara D. Konnersman Foertmeyer

Ethel M. Campbell Foertmeyer

M     Walter John Foertmeyer

1855 - 1940
Second wife of

1896 – 1980

1891 – 1968

Adolph W. Foertmeyer A(iv)

 

 

Son of Adolph W. Foertmeyer A(iv)

and Clara D. Konnersman Foertmeyer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Historical Note

Walter J. Foertmeyer

Louisa Konnersman

 

1928 – 1972

1849 – 1928

 

Son of

Sister of

 

Ethel M. Campbell Foertmeyer

and Walter John Foertmeyer

Clara D. Konnersman

Foertmeyer

 

 

 

 

The mystery here on this plot is that there is only one marker. It seems to fit, on the surface, but it does not match up with the cemetery records at all. The spelling of the last name is different. It fits closest to Louisa Konnersman, although the first name is only an initial, which appears to be an I, not an L. Her parents were John and Mary Konnersman, so that doesn’t provide an explanation either. Also, although close, the dates are slightly different than those stated for Louisa. If this isn’t supposed to be Louisa, then even the cemetery doesn’t know who it is.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 60 Lot 25A

Foertmeyer / Hoffschneider

 

 

 

Adolphus W. “Dolph” Foertmeyer MD

   M        Marie Teresa Hoffschneider Foertmeyer

1879 – 1944

1873 – 1958

Hamilton County Coroner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 60 Lot 21A

 

 

 

 

Adolph W. “Duff” Foertmeyer

1921 – 1990

Never Married

Son of Adolphus “Dolph” Foertmeyer

 


 

Section 131 Lot F

Foertmeyer / Schweinlin

 





Lee Hearne Taylor

1915 – 1983
Graceland Cemetery Sidney, Ohio
First Husband of Maree Foertmeyer
Father of Kim Taylor Westendorf (Greg)


Maree Foertmeyer Schweinlin

1920 – 1996
Daughter of Adolphus W. “Dolph” Foertmeyer
Sister of Adolph W. “Duff” Foertmeyer
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Frederick H. Schweinlin

1923 – 1996
Second Husband of Maree Foertmeyer
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.
Maree Foertmeyer and Adolph “Duff” Foertmeyer were adoptive children of Adolphus and Marie Foertmeyer. They were, however, natural brother and sister who were adopted from the orphanage at the same time. Their birth mother’s maiden name was Bessie May Smith.




1891 - 1962     1892 - 1967

Buried in Vine Street Hill Cemetery are Frederick's parents, Frederick Schweinlin and Alma Pauline Rabe Schweinlin. They are located in Section 22 Plot 12




Jacob Frederick Schweinlin     -     Margareta Theisinger Schweinlin
1869 - 1950                                     1873 - 1950

Buried in Spring Grove Cemetery are Frederick's grandparents, Jacob Frederick Schweinlin and Margareta Theisinger Schweinlin. They are located in Section 7 Plot 2040




Rosa Schweinlin
1897 – 1905



Karl & Margaret M. Schweinlin
1909 - 2002       1912 - 1995
Buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, are Jacob and Margareta's daughter Rosa who is located in Section 9 Lot 4395. Their other son, Karl Schweinlin, and his wife Margaret Klink, are located in St. Joseph's New Cemetery. They are entombed in the outdoor mausoleum; Nativity Terrace Crypt F-105.

 

 

 


 

Section 100 Lot 341

Mente

 

  

 

Not buried in Spring Grove, but the parents and grandparents to some of the following Mentes are William Heinrich Mente and Elizabeth Sophia Fricke Mente. Marie Mente Foertmeyer (Section 113 Lot 8) was born to Heinrich Wilhelm Mente and his first wife, Wilhelmena Dorthea Fricke. There were 4 children: Louis, Betti, Marie, and Adolph. Betti and Adolph were somehow "retarded" or disabled. In his will, Wilhelm left most of his estate to their care. When Wilhelmena died, he married her sister, Marie Wilhelmine Sophie Henrietta Fricke. They had 9 more children: Emil, William, Alvin, EUGENE, Charles , Elise Bertha "Otillie", Karl Julius, Richard, and Emilie. Any of these children buried in Spring Grove will have their mother's name below their listing in green type.

 


Wilhelm Heinrich Mente




Marie Wilhelmena Sophie
Henrietta Fricke Mente



:


Wilhelm Heinrich Mente





When Herr Mente died, most of his children were living in the United States. Having never immigrated himself, his funeral was held in Germany and this photo was taken to send to his children abroad who could not attend.


This chart shows the two wives of Wilhelm Heinrich Mente [they were sisters]
and which of his thirteen children were born to each, and the order of their births

 

 

   

 

 

Louis H. Mente MD

M

Wilhelmina “Minnie” Breitfeld Mente

1842 – 1874
Son of Marie Wilhelmena Sophie Henrietta Fricke Mente

 

1851 – 1927

Brother of Marie S. Mente Foertmeyer

 

 

 

 

Cincinnati Enquirer (1872-1922); Feb 19, 1888

 

 

 

 

Section 31A Lot 0

A Mente Aside

 

 

 

  

 

Welhelmina Breitfeld

M         Rev.  Fred Wilhelm Breitfeld

1812 – 1901

1808 – 1892

 

 

 

 



This is where cemetery records show Eddie lies, with his grandparents
Breitfeld and his mother's sister, Aunt Augusta Dotzauer.

 

Edwin “Eddie” Mente

1880 – 1888
Grandson of Marie Wilhelmena Sophie Henrietta Fricke Mente
Son of Louis H. Mente

 

Edwin Space 227 – Fred Breitfeld Space 232 – Wilhelmina Space 230

Augusta Breitfeld Dotzauer Space 228 (Daughter of Wilhelmina Breitfeld and sister of Minnie Breitfeld Mente)
There is no record for a Space 229 or Space 231



Augusta Breitfeld Dotzauer and Expanded Family

 

 



STONE WHEN FOUND HERE

Louis Mente

1867 – 1868
Grandson of Marie Wilhelmena Sophie Henrietta Fricke Mente
Son of Louis H. Mente

Section 29 Lot 0 Space 469

 

 

 

 


 

Section 100 Lot 341

Mente (Continued)

 

 

  

 

 

 

   

 

Mary Conard Mente

M

Emil Arnold Mente

1852 – 1912

 

1850 – 1930
Son of Marie Wilhelmena Sophie Henrietta Fricke Mente

 

 

Brother of Richard W. Mente

 

 

   

 

 

Richard W. Mente

William H. Mente

1867 – 1894 (26 years)
Son of Marie Wilhelmena Sophie Henrietta Fricke Mente

1853 – 1927
Son of Marie Wilhelmena Sophie Henrietta Fricke Mente

Died in a Fall in Colorado

Brother of Emil Alvin Mente

Died in a Fall from a Train

 

 

 

   

 

Emil Alwin Mente

Alvin W. Mente

1912 – 1912
Great Grandson of Marie Wilhelmena Sophie Henrietta Fricke Mente

1855 – 1932
Son of Marie Wilhelmena Sophie Henrietta Fricke Mente

Grandson of Emil Arnold Mente

Son of W.B. Mente & Sadie Kendall Mente

Brother of Emil Arnold Mente

 

 

   

 

Julius C. Mente

Eugene W. Mente

1861 – 1934
Son of Marie Wilhelmena Sophie Henrietta Fricke Mente

1857 – 1951
Son of Marie Wilhelmena Sophie Henrietta Fricke Mente

Brother of Emil Alvin Mente

Brother of Emil Alvin Mente

 

 

 

Charles B. Mente

1859 – 1903
Son of Marie Wilhelmena Sophie Henrietta Fricke Mente

Brother of Emil Alvin Mente

Middle Name "Bodo" meaning in Old German - The Messenger

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

William F. Mente MD

M

Margaret Puthoff Mente

1869 – 1941
Grandson of Wilhelmena Dorothea Fricke Mente

Son of Louis H. Mente MD

and Minnie Breitfeld Mente

 

1875 – 1949





Mente Farm in Negenborn, Germany



Mentes Buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery
686 Mount Moriah Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45245

Section 1 Lot 270





William Benjamin Mente
1881 - 1965
Grandson of Marie Wilhelmena Sophie Henrietta Fricke Mente
Son of Emil Arnold Mente
M


Sadie Kendall Mente

1886 - 1970
***
***


Wood Kendall
1862 - 1953
Sadie's Uncle James Woodruff Kendall
M


Ida Kendall
1866 - 1961
Sadie's Aunt Ida May Kendall
Although William Benjamin Mente and his wife Sadie Kendall Mente are not buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, William is one of the only Mente offspring in America not interred there. Furthermore, their infant son is buried in the Mente plot at Spring Grove as well. Little Emil Alwin died at birth. To my knowledge, William and Sadie had no other children.

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Related Kendall's Buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery
686 Mount Moriah Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45245

Section 12 Lot 426




John Kendall
1854 - 1939
Father of Sadie Kendall Mente
M


Ellen Kendall
1856 - 1939
Sadie Kendall Mente's Mother


Florence Marjorie Kendall
1890 - 1963
Sadie's Sister
M


Carrie Kendall Tharp
1877 - 1925
Sadie's Sister


Clarence Kendall
1899 - 1899
Sadie's Uncle James Woodruff Kendall

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Spring Grove Cemetery
Section 100 Lot 345
Mente,
Motz, and Cottrell
[Immediately to the right of the Mente Plot]







Augusta Mente Motz
Sister of William F. Mente MD
Granddaughter of Wilhelmena Dorothea Fricke Mente
1873 - 1957

M



Clemens Henry Motz
Husband of Augusta
***
1870 - 1925



Julius "Jack" Mente, Marie Mente Foertmeyer, Blanche Cole Foertmeyer, Clemons Henry Motz, and Augusta Mente Motz
New Orleans - 1910



Philip R. Cottrell
Husband of Lucille M. Motz Cottrell
1896 - 1978

M



Lucille M. Cottrell
Daughter of Clemens and Augusta Mente Motz
1899 - 1976



J. Louis Motz
Son of Clemens and Augusta Mente Motz
1894 - 1961



Henry H. Cottrell
Son of Philip R Cottrell and Lucille Mente Cottrell
1924 - 1957

Cemetery Records     Original Papers





     This is a recap of information listed above on this page, and then a continuation
     of that information.

     My great grandmother, Marie Mente Foertmeyer [1845-1925], had several brothers 
     among which was Louis H. Mente MD [1842-1874].

     Somewhere around 1865 or so, Louis married Wilhelmina "Minnie" Breitfeld [1851-1927].

     Louis and Minnie had a son named Louis who lived from December 1867 to February 1868, 
     exactly two months. A living son was born to them as well; William F. Mente [1869-1941]. 
     William married Margaret Puthoff [1875-1949]. William and Margaret Puthoff had no children. 
     Louis and Minnie also had a daughter, Augusta E. Mente Motz. This is who we are following 
     right here and now. 

     Augusta E. Mente [1873-1957] married Clemens H. Motz [1870-1975] on September 6, 1893. 
     To this couple was born a daughter named Lucille [1899-1976]. Lucille married Philip 
     Rutherfoord Cottrell [1896-1956]. Their son, Henry H. Cottrell [1924-1957] married 
     Edna Mae Clark [1923-2006] in 1946. He reportedly jumped from a window in New York City, 
     as shown on his interment card, but there was some speculation as to whether or not it was 
     simply a fall by accident.  

     Augusta and Clemens also had a son, John Louis Motz [1894-1961], who married a first 
     wife, Dorothy Blagg Motz [1895-1974] on April 19, 1916. 

     To this union  were born two daughters, Margaret M. Motz [1923-    ], and Elizabeth 
     Motz Sanders [1917-    ].                                 


John Louis Motz's First Wife


John Louis Motz


Margaret Motz Meyer [daughter of John Louis Motz]
Walter H. Meyer [husband of Margaret Motz Meyer]


son of Walter and Margaret Meyer

 

 


 



Section 72 Lot 44

Buttemiller

 

  

 

 

 

   

 

Clara L. Foertmeyer Buttemiller A(iv)1i

Marriage License Application

John Christian Buttemiller MD

1858 – 1935

 

1853 – 1934
Son of George Buttemiller I

Daughter of A.W. Foertmeyer & Elizabeth Kirchoff

 

 

 

 

   

 

George S. Buttemiller MD

M

Erna VonBargen Buttemiller

1878 – 1966
Son of John C. Buttemiller MD

 

1885 – 1973

 

 

   

 

George Buttemiller I
Father of John C. Buttemiller MD

M

Mary T. Rentz Buttemiller

1820 – 1855

 

1830 – 1916

 

 


 

Section 101 Lot 221

Foertmeyer

First Person Buried in Clegg Plot

 

   

 

 

Georg Heinrich “George” Foertmeyer

1850 – 1877

27 Years (Consumption)

 

 

Henrietta Fike Foertmeyer Clegg

1850 – 1923
***

George Heinrich Foertmeyer married Henrietta Fike in ____. To them, on October 13, 1876, a daughter was born, whom they named Lillian Elizabeth. On March 8, 1877 George succomed to tuberculosis, leaving Henrietta and their four month old Lillian behind. George was buried in the Foertmeyer family plot at Spring Grove Cemetery (Section 39 Lot 136 Space 11. In 1885 George was moved to the John Joseph Clegg plot and placed in Space 1. He was the first person to be buried in this plot. Apparently, Henrietta must have loved him very much, because she had herself laid to rest between George and her second husband of many years, John Joseph Clegg. Both had preceeded her in death, John having been killed when he was struck by a streetcar at Main and Canal.

George, having been buried in the Foertmeyer plot would have been in an unmarked grave. None of the original thirty-some graves are individually marked. Being that George's headstone matches both Henrietta's and John's in style and content, I think it safe to say that Henrietta arranged for and paid for a personal stone for George.

George and Henrietta's daughter, Lillian Foertmeyer, was raised in the Clegg household and sometime around 1900 married Dr. Edward Guinn. More can be read about this family at the Lillian Foertmeyer link below.

 

 

 

Lillian Foertmeyer Guinn Information

Born:   October 13, 1876 in Hamilton County, Ohio
Died: November 6, 1951 in Los Angeles, California [not a certainty]

George was the illegitimate son of Dorothee Luise Förtmeier. His cemetery records show that his father's name was Henry Fortmeyer, but based on German records, George was illegitimate so Henry, if that is his father's name, would not have been Foertmeyer. George did immigrate, and lived in Cincinnati until his untimely death at age 27 of tuberculosis.

 

There were both Fortmeyers (meiers), and Förtmeyers (meiers) in this area of Germany. It seems that the two German ways of writing the names were Förtmeier and Fortmeier, pronounced distinctly differently. Americanized, the meier became meyer for both, but the Förtmeiers dropped the umlaut ö and replaced it with the diphthong oe which carried the same pronunciation.


 

The German Connection

Who Came, Who Stayed

Actual German Records

 

 

Dorothee Luise Förtmeier, B: 02 Jun 1826 in Essern, Nienburg, Lower Saxony, Germany. Mother of George H. who immigrated to Cincinnati D: 1881 Louisville, KY Buried Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville

Arrived New Orleans 1851 on ship Olbers - Traveled with younger sister Emma Förtmeier Wagner

 

Louise Mathilde Förtmeier, B: 10 Mar 1828 in Essern, Nienburg, Lower Saxony, Germany, D: Jun 1854 in Bohnhorst, Nienburg, Lower Saxony, Germany.

Stayed in Germany

 

Georg Eduard Förtmeier, B: 21 Jul 1830 in Essern, Nienburg, Lower Saxony, Germany.

Immigrated to U.S. - Nothing more is known about this brother

 

Wilhelm Adolph (Adolphus William) Foertmeyer, B: 08 Jul 1832 in Bonhorst, Hanover,Germany, D: 07 Jul 1893 in Cincinnati, Ohio, M: Elizabeth Kirchoff, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Buried in Spring Grove Cemetery

 

William Charles (Carl Wilhelm Förtmeyer) Foertmeyer, B: 19 Jun 1834 in Hannover, Germany, D: 19 Jun 1907 in Cincinnati, Ohio, M: Catherine Emily "Amelia" Bultman, 30 Aug 1858 in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co. OH.

Buried in Spring Grove Cemetery

 

Emma Louise Bertha Förtmeyer, B: 03 Apr 1837 in Bohnhorst, Nienburg, Lower Saxony, Germany, D: 07 Aug 1894 in Cincinnati, Ohio, Arrived New Orleans in 1851 on ship Olbers with older sister Dorothea - M: Steffan Wagner, 01 Nov 1860 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Buried in Spring Grove Cemetery

 

Friedericke Bertha Förtmeyer, B: 24 Mar 1839 in Bohnhorst, Nienburg, Lower Saxony, Germany, D: 26 Jun 1904 in 3110 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH, M: Herman Frank Reum, 19 Dec 1860 in Louisville, Jefferson Co. KY.

Buried in Spring Grove Cemetery

 

Charles Henry (Carl Heinrich Förtmeyer) Foertmeyer M.D., B: 01 Mar 1841 in Bohnhorst, Nienburg, Lower Saxony, Germany, D: 30 Aug 1912 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH, M: Rosa Rentz, 03 Feb 1868 in Hamilton Co, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Buried in Spring Grove Cemetery

 

Anne Caroline Sophie Förtmeyer, B: 05 Mar 1843 in Bohnhorst, Nienburg, Lower Saxony, Germany, D: 14 Aug 1843 in Bohnhorst, Nienburg, Lower Saxony, Germany.

Stayed in Germany

 

Louise Friedericke Förtmeyer, B: 29 Oct 1844 in Bohnhorst, Nienburg, Lower Saxony, Germany, D: 16 Feb 1847 in Bohnhorst, Nienburg, Lower Saxony, Germany.

Stayed in Germany

 

Louis C. Foertmeyer, B: 28 Jul 1849 in Bohnhorst, Nienburg, Lower Saxony, Germany, D: 12 Jul 1914 in Cincinnati, Ohio, M: Marie Mente, Abt. 1870 in probably Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH.

Buried in Spring Grove Cemetery

Great Grandfather to Charles H. III, Gayle Marie, Thomas Heston, and John Louis Foertmeyer

 

The above records come from the Lavelsloh Parish church records in Diepenau/Bohnhorst, Germany.

 

 

 


 

One thing I have noticed in working on this project, is that the vast majority of our German ancestors did not live in “Over the Rhine”. If you start checking out some of the addresses shown on the cemetery interment cards you’ll find they no longer exist. That is because most of our ancestors lived in Cumminsville (North Side) around Knolton’s Corner, or in the “West End” where I-75 plowed its way through their old neighborhoods. I have included some map links of old Cincinnati that you can follow to examine the street’s whereabouts back in the day that are under I-75 and its exchanges today.

 

 

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