Miscellaneous People and Loose Ends
Loose end 1--Christian Fehrmann
An 1860 census listing for the 11th ward contains:
Christian H. Fehrman, age 56, a wood sawyer from Prussia
Caroline,age 58 from Prussia
Henry, age 22, a cooper from Prussia
This might be Christian the cooper's parents, and a brother. A Caroline is found in Christian's house as a widow in the 1871 city directory,
1857 FEHRMANN Henry cooper 164 Clay L tailor 22 Abigail 1858 None listed 1859 FEHRMANN Henry cooper ss Liberty 1860 FEHRMAN Hy wood sawyer 64 Hughes FEHRMANN Christian cooper wks 16 Schiller 1861 FEHRMANN Christian cooper Schiller Henry cooper sec Liberty Hy lab 64 Hughes 1862 FEHRMANN ________ laborer 66 Hughs Christian 59 W Liberty 1863 FEHRMAN Henry 66 Hughs FEHRMANN Christian cooper 59 Liberty 1864 FEHRMAN Bernhard lab 20 Abigail FEHRMANN Christ cooper 31 Hughs Hy cooper 31 Hughs Valentine baker 67 Bremen 1865 None listed 1866 FEHRMAN Christian cooper wks Schiller 1867 FEHRMAN Christian cooper 31 Hughes 1868 FEHRMAN Christian cooper 700 Main 1869 FEHRMAN Christ. cooper 700 Main 1870 Christ. cooper 700 Main 1871 FEHRMANN Caroline widow 700 Main Christ. cooper 700 Main
The 1864 entry suggests a link between our Christian and "Hy", as both are residing at the same address. A wood sawyer anda cooper might well be working in the same factory, and the occupations may be somewhat interchangeable when described.
And Christian H on the 1860 census might also be known as Henry.
Passenger lists might be used well to identify these families more precisely.
Loose End 2--Louise and Frederick Wiehe
The 1870 census lists the family of Frederick Wiehe:
Wiehe, Frederick, age 29, from Prussia
Mrs. Louisa, age 28 from Prussia
Henry, age 7
Annie, age 6
Maria, age 3
Fehrmann, Katherin, age 63, a widow from Prussia
A marriage record for Friedrich Wiehe and Karolina Fehrmann on 27 July 1862 exists. And, a Frederick Wiehe appears as a witness in a baptism for Louisa, the daughter of Louis Fehrmann.
This Katherine might be the mother of Louis Fehrmann.
Loose End 3--The Indiana Connection
While in Cincinnati, I learned of another family of Fehrman(n)s from Ripley County, Indiana, several of which are apparently buried at St. Marys, a Roman Catholic cemetery.
A death certificate from 1910 for a George W Fehrman, buried at Spring Grove says he was born in Indiana in 1839. His father is listed as George, and mother is Kath Weaver, both born in Germany. The informant is Mrs. Alice Fehrman Engels, 1209 Elm Street.
A death announcement in 1902 for an Anna Ruth Fehrman exists. Her mother is an Engels at 1209 Elm Street.
Cemetery research at St. Mary's and Spring Grove, and census checks for Ripley County Indiana would be the next step to pursue these people.