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Ancestry of the Family Förtmeier [Foertmeyer] With a Focus on, but not limited to, Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio


Where more than one hundred Foertmeyers
and their kin are resting



ORIGINAL FOERTMEYER PLOT
Purchased 1864


Förtmeier Church Records from Loccum
(Kirchenbuch)


Förtmeier Church Records from Lavelsloh
(Kirchenbuch)


List of Foertmeyer and Mente Immigrants
and How and When They Came


Foertmeyer Family Pictorial Tree



The Foertmmeyer Name Origin - The Förthof



Another Förtmeier Home and Farm
Messlingen, Germany


What Immigration did to the Family Förtmeier



Available Marriage Licenses



The Mente Family



The Seinecke Family



The Leicht Family



The Wunder Family
Connection


Why the Mass Emigration from Germany in the 1800s?


Heinrich Mente Eulogy and Last Will and Testament





























Foertmeyer, Mente, Seinecke, Rocklin, Wagner, Leicht, Leurck, Reum, Knoblaugh, Burt, Yount, Buttemiller, Motz, Cottrell,
Treinen, Driskell, Schweinlin,
Schwartz, Thüme, and Maienschein

Distribution of Family Names in Germany

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.






How the Foertmeyers Came From Germany and where they Settled
How the Foertmeyers Came From
Germany and where they Settled

Family Group Photos




Making Sense of Spring Grove Burials

Foertmeyer
Section 39 Lot 136:
Foertmeyer / Wagner / Reum

Spring Grove Map

   

Unfortunately, there is only one individual marker in the Foertmeyer, Wagner, and Reum Lot. I suppose these three families felt it sufficient to mark their passing with just one monument marker bearing their surnames. This, despite there being 30 individuals burried here.


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 Georges Förtmeier 1802-1864
2) Marie Luise Förtmeier 1799-xxxx m.(1826) Friedrich Wilhelm Moeller 1806-xxxx


In the embedded chart below there are three "EXPAND" notes after the names of three ancestors. They indicate that there is a page that expands that person's downline. Here are the links to those family's downlines:

        Adolph W. Förtmeier.....

        Emma Förtmeier Wagner...

        Bertha Förtmeier Reum...
    Click Here

    Click Here

    Click Here




@@ 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's Relationship to Mary Cassatt
                
               Robert Simpson Cassat
               Katherine Kelso Johnston
                        |
                        |
               Mary Stevenson Cassatt --------sib-------- John W. Cassatt
                                                                                   Susanna Wunder --------sib-------- William Wunder
                                                                                                                                           Louise Dowble Wunder
                                                                                                                                                |
                                                                                                                                                |
                                                                                                                                        Anna Marie Wunder Foertmeyer
                                                                                                                                        William Louis Foertmeyer 
 



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

Emma Foertmeyer Charles Schutz Jennie Reum Eda Weiss Adolph W. Foertmeyer Elizabeth Foertmeyer Doris Foertmeyer Adam Reum H.F. Reum Emma D. Reum Otto H. Reum Bertha Foertmeyer Reum Charlotte L. Foertmeyer Adolphus Foertmeyer Clara Foertmeyer William Louis Foertmeyer Anna Wunder Foertmeyer Edward W. Foertmeyer Steffan Wagner Wlliam S. Wagner Bertha D. Wagner H.A. Wagner Edwin Wagner Arther Reum Emma Foertmeyer Wagner Former Grave of Georg Henry  Foertmeyer Herman O. Reum Charles Herman Reum Frank Reum William F. Weiss William F. Weiss Berta Schutz Berta Weiss Schutz Emma D. Reum Otto H. Reum William J. Weiss


 



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 [II]


Virginia Louise Driskell Foertmeyer


Read More About the Extended Foertmeyer Family

 

 

   

   
   
Edna Emerson Booley's Fatal 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.

 

   



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 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.

 

 

   

 

 

 

   

 




Foertmeyer - Treinen
Oak Hill Cemetery
Section: 19K       Lot: 1265


Mary Elisa Treinen
1955
Nikki's Sister

Natalie "Nikki" Treinen Foertmeyer
01 JAN 1957 - 18 AUG 2018
Tom's Wife

Thomas Heston Foertmeyer
20 FEB 1955
Nikki's Husband


Nikki


Nikki and Tom
   







Section 113 Lot 320

Foertmeyer / Rentz

 

 

 

      

 

 

 



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
"Granddaddy"
M
Ruth Marie Schwartz Driskell
1898 – 1989
"Boo Boo"





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
***
1873 - 1892


Sarah Anderson Evans
Carrie Foertmeyer's Grandmother
***
1842 - 1925


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


Josephine F. Evans
Carrie Foertmeyer's Aunt
***
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
***
1885 - 1976


Helen Evans Williams
Carrie Foertmeyer's Aunt
***
1886 - 1970
                 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.
	



Garden Mausoleum
M104-G1-0



Dorothy E. Foertmeyer
1923 - 2003


 


 

Section 72 Lot 159

Foertmeyer / Devou



 

 

                       

 

       



                       


 
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 Walter John Foertmeyer Sr. Ethel M. Campbell Foertmeyer Louise Konnersman Walter John Foertmeyer Jr.


	                         OTHER CHILDREN OF A.W. FOERTMEYER & CLARA KONNERSMAN

    	               Charlotte L.                    1877-1883     Spring Grove Sec. 39 Lot 136	
	               Adolphus William                1879-1944     Spring Grove Sec. 60 Lot 25A
	               Robert                          1888-1968     Unknown
	               Clara    (Twin Sister of John)  1891-1891     Spring Grove Sec. 39 Lot 136    
                       Walter John                     1891-1968     [See Above]

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










Section 60 Lot 21A






Section 131 Lot F





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


Frederick H. Schweinlin
1923 – 1996
Second Husband of Maree Foertmeyer
.
.
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

 


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.


Graveside Eulogy for Heinrich Wilhelm Mente


Last Will and Testament of Heinrich Wilhelm Mente




In the chart below, the two Fricke sisters were actually half-sisters, having the same father [Johann Heinrich Tiede Fricke] like the Mente children did, but also like the Mente children, their mothers were half-sisters. Dorothea Fricke's mother was Dorothee Auguste Habichhorst, and Henrietta Fricke's mother was Marie Charlotte Habichhorst. Johann Tiede Fricke was a forester in Harpstedt (Eugene Mente said he was a forester for the King of Hannover), his bride was Catherine Marie Charlotte Habichhorst.


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




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







Section 31A Lot 0
Breitfeld





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)















                      



                           







                               



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.

Note:   To locate this family, Click Here       To view family record, Click Here



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

Note:   To locate this family, Click Here       To view family record, Click Here



 


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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