69 v. Charles Theodore Lemberger179,180,181, born 25 Oct 1855 in probably Wayne Co, IN182,183; died 28 Apr 1928 in Indianapolis, Marion Co, IN184,185. He married Oriana Hiatt185,186 20 Oct 1898 in Marion County, IN187; born 1868188; died Aft. 02 May 1928.
Notes for Charles Theodore Lemberger: Letter from Johannes (John) Lemberger (from Craftonville, CA) to H.H. West, 13 May 1900: "Charles, the youngest child, is agent for the United Express Co.. His sister Lizzie is keeping house for him; neither of them is married."
Email from Frank L. Myers (CW4FLM@worldnett.att.net), 28 October 2001: "Other than providing you with information about Caroline, the only other surprise that I have for you is the fact that Charles Lemberger, youngest child of William and Caroline was married. His obituary in the Richmond (Indiana) Item dated 2 May 1928 reads in part, "He moved to Indianapolis about 12 years ago. The widow, Anna, survives." The inscription on his headstone in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery in East Germantown reads in part, "Oriana 1868-19 ". The last two digits have not been carved so she is probably buried elsewhere. I have not found any mention of children. If Charles was married about the time he moved to Indianapolis, his wife would have been about 48. It seems likely that he left no children."
Death, Indianapolis Star, Monday, April 30th, 1928, page 18, provided by Frank Myers LEMBERGER -- Charles T., beloved husband of Ariama (sic) Lemberger, passed away at his home, 1033 Villa ave., Saturday, April 28. Funeral, Wednesday, May 2, 11 a.m., at the home and 2:30 p.m. at the Baptist Church, Cambridge City, Ind. Burial Pershing, Ind.
Death, Indiana State Board of Health, Certificate of Death, Registered No. 12467 Place of Death: County of Marion, Township of Center, City of Indianapolis, 1033 Villa Ave. Full Name: Charles T. Lemberger Sex: male; color or race: white; married; wife Orianna Lemberger Date of Birth: 10-25-1855 Age: 72 years 6 months 3 days Occupation: Clerical work, American R.R. Express Birthplace of deceased: Indiana Name of Father: William Lemberger, born Germany Maiden name of Mother: Katherine Mayer, born unknown Medical certificate of death: Date of death: 4-28-1928 I hereby certify that I attended deceased from 4-26-1927 to 4-28-1928, that I last saw him alive on 4-28-1928 and that death occurred, on the date stated at (illegible). The cause of death was as follows: chronic myocarditis. Signed: J. W. Canaday, M.D., 4-28-1928, City. Place of burial or removal: Pershing, Ind. Date of burial: 5-2-1928 Undertaker: J.C. Wilson Was the body embalmed: yes Address 1230 Prospect St., City Embalmer's license No. 1453 "The above is true to the best of my knowledge" (Informant) Orianna Lemberger (address) 1033 Villa Ave. [provided by Frank Myers, Dec. 2001]
31. Johann Gottlieb6 Lemberger (Elisabetha Magdalena5 Hottmann, Johann Antonius4, Johann (Han?) Jacob3, Johannes (Hans)2, Jacob1)189 was born 18 Oct 1809 in Grunbach, W?rttemberg, Germany190, and died 23 Oct 1872 in Burlington, Des Moines Co, IA. He married Catharina Barbara Bertsch191 1834 in Steubenville, Jefferson Co, OH192,193, daughter of Mathias Bertsch and Marie Schoch. She was born 31 Jul 1812 in Lichtenau, Baden, Germany194,195,195,196, and died 03 Aug 1887 in Red Oak, Montgomery Co, Iowa197,198,199.
Notes for Johann Gottlieb Lemberger: Birth/baptism: Evangelical Church records, Grunbach (Taufregister 1808-1846): Date: born and baptized 18 Oct 1809 in Grunbach Parents: Johann Gottlieb Lemberger, B?rger & Weing?rtner, auch Feldmesser [citizen and vine dresser, also surveyor], and Elisabetha Magdalena Hottmannin Infant: Johann Gottlieb Witnesses: Johann Michael Lemberger, single; Catharina Toblerin, single. [Note: there is also a reference to a location in the family registers, p. 445.]
Letter from Johannes (John) Lemberger to H.H. West, 13 May 1900: "Your grandfather Gottlieb followed [to the US] about 1830. He was a decorative stone cutter by trade, working on tombstones and monuments. Finding no work at his trade in this country, he learned the baker's trade in Chilicothe, Ohio. From there he went to Columbus, Ohio, where he married your grandmother. The remainder of his life you know better than I."
Letter from his father, J.G. Lemberger to William Lemberger, 3 Jan 1841 indicates Gottlieb was in Louisville, KY with Johannes (John). He was, however, by 1 Apr 1841 in Jefferson Co, IA, based on a county property record indicating his ownership of 80 acres in Walnut Township as of that date. There are various deeds and patent transactions on file reflecting that he ultimately owned about 160 acres in that part of Walnut Twp known as Germanville.
Letter from J.G. Lemberger to William Lemberger, 25 Oct 1843 indicated he had heard nothing from Gottlieb.
Population Schedules, Census of the United States, 1850; Publications of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29, National Archives Building, Washington, DC; National Archives microfilm publication M432, roll 185,Iowa, Jefferson Co, Walnut Twp (Germanville), page 37, dwelling 21, lines 31-38, enumerated 14 Nov? 1850. John C. (sic) Lemberger, age 41, farmer, real estate $800, born Germany. Barberry (sic) Lemberger, age 38, female, born Germany Frederic Lemberger, age 15, male, born Ohio Henry Lemberger, age 10, male, born Kentucky Charles Lemberger, age 8, male, born Iowa Wilhelmina Lemberger, age 6, female, born Iowa John Lemberger, age 4, male, born Iowa Caroline Lemberger, age 2, female, born Iowa
Iowa, State Population Census, 1856; Des Moines County, Burlington Township; From Iowa GenWeb site: http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/ia/dmoines/ ; transcribed by Sonja Reid, firstname.lastname@example.org, downloaded 16 Oct 99: [written page no.] NONE [printed page no.] 434 [dwelling no.] 918 [family no.] 1114 [name] JOHN G. LAMBURGER [age] 44 [sex] M [married] X [years in Iowa] 15 [place of birth] GERMANY [occupation] STONECUTTER [alien] X [militia] X [own home] MISSING [name] BARBARA LAMBURGER [age] 44 [sex] F [years in Iowa] 15 [place of birth] GERMANY [name] FREDRICK LAMBURGER [age] 21[sex] M [years in Iowa]15 [place of birth] GERMANY [naturalized voter] X [militia] X [name] HENRY LAMBURGER [age]15 [sex] M [years in Iowa] 15 [place of birth] KY [name] CHARLES LAMBURGER [age] 13 [sex] M [years in Iowa] 13 [place of birth] IA [name] WILLMENA LAMBURGER [age] 12 [sex] F [years in Iowa] 12 [place of birth] IA [name] JOHN LAMBURGER [age] 8 [sex] M [years in Iowa] 8 [place of birth] IA [name] JACOB LAMBURGER [age] 5 [sex] M [years in Iowa] 5 [place of birth] IA [name] LEWIS LAMBURGER [age] 1 [sex] M [years in Iowa] 1 [place of birth] IA [NB: see notes under Frederick Lemberger for additional 1856 census information]
Business Directory and Review of the Trade, Commerce and Manufactures of the City of Burlington, Iowa, for the Year Ending May 1, 1856 (Burlington: Hawk- Eye Power Press, 1856) does not contain any personal or residential listings, but does contain a listing of churches, of which was the German Lutheran, corner of 6th and Columbia, pastor Rev. Fausel. This was probably the church the family attended.
The 1859 Burlington city directory (the first one published) lists no Lembergers.
He sold the Jefferson County properties in January 1865, and next acquired two adjacent lots (841 and 842) between North Street and Iowa Street in Burlington, Des Moines Co. See Deed Record, Des Moines Co, Iowa, Book 29, p. 75, which reflects his purchase of these properties from Edward and Pamelia Joy for $2000. He sold those properties on 15 Apr 1869 to Paul Dorn for $2650 (Deed Record, Des Moines County, Iowa, Book 36, p. 76). In about 1868 he built a new house at 2057 Gnahn Street in Burlington, where it is believed he lived for the rest of his life, according to the newspaper article which follows.
"Fifth Generation In Lemberger Home," Burlington, IA Hawk-Eye Gazette, Thurs, July 27, 1950, p. 3: The 2-story brick home of C. M. Lemberger, 2057 Gnahn street, is an 82-year-old post-war residence. It was erected after the Civil war in1868 by John G. Lemberger, a native of Germany and great-grandfather of the present owner. The children of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Lemberger, Ivan Alan, 13, and Richard Randall, 10, are the fifth generation of Lembergers to live in the home. The structure has been modernized, but its basic lines remain unchanged. Its construction was delayed for 3 years after the site was purchased apparently because of shortages after the war between the states. However, the land was not idle during those early years. John G. Lemberger set out 40 rows of grapes, each of which was about 150 feet long. He made a press room and wine cellar in the 7-room building and wine was made there for about 50 years. Although not used, the house has one of the few remaining wine cellars in Burlington. One of the original rows of grapes still survives and it shows prospects of high production this year. C. M. Lemberger remembers that 1,600 gallons of wine were made one year. "We had a lot of fun, but no one got drunk in those days," he added. Most of the wine buyers were immigrants who lived on North Hill. * * * The old structure was built with soft red bricks made in Burlington. It isn't difficult to heat in winter and is exceptionally cool in summer, Lemberger remarked. The place is surrounded by 1and five-eights [sic] acres of ground which in addition to grass contains fruit trees, berry plants and a garden. "All this is okay," Lemberger commented, "but it interferes with my fishing." His lawn mowing equipment consists of a power mower and 3 non-power ones. * * * The present owner of the place has lived there since about the age of one, and his father, Gus A. Lemberger, who died in 1949, lived there nearly all his life. The grandfather of C. M. Lemberger, Henry Lemberger, who was active in city politics, and was chief of police here at one time, also lived in the house. [Two photos, captions: 1) C. M. Lemberger home as it appears today (Hawk-Eye Gazette photo). 2) C. M. Lemberger Home, Photographed in 1900.]
Population Schedules, Census of the United States, 1870; Publications of the Bureau of the Census, National Archives Building, Washington, DC; Iowa, Des Moines Co, 1st Ward, Burlington; page 66, lines 25-28; NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 388, 28 Jun 1870: LEMBERGER, JOHN G., age 60, male/white, vine growing, real property $5000, personal property $3000; b. Wuttemberg; father & mother of foreign birth; US citizen. LEMBERGER, KATHRINA B., age 57, female/white, keeping house; b. Baden; father & mother of foreign birth. LEMBERGER, MINA, age 26, female/white, at home; b. IA; father & mother of foreign birth. LEMBERGER, JACOB, age 19, male/white, tinner's apprentice; b. IA; father & mother of foreign birth.
Should show up in 1860 census in Burlington Twp, Des Moines Co IA.
Notes for Catharina Barbara Bertsch: Lichtenau, Barbara Bertsch's birthplace, is located on the Rhein River west of Baden-Baden. According to a local history article dealing with George M. West, she settled initially in Cincinnati, OH after coming to America.
On 9 Nov 1885, Catharina Barbara (Bertsch) Lemberger filed a "Declaration for an Original Pension of a Mother," based on the Civil War service of her son, Frederick Lemberger. She apparently died before the pension was fully processed and approved. Transcription:
State of Iowa, County of (Des Moines scratched out) Montgomery. On this ninth day of November, A.D. one thousand eight hundred eighty five, personally appeared before me William C. Pattison Clerk District Court, the same being a court of record within and for the county and State aforesaid, Katherin Barbara Lemberger, a resident of Burlington, county of Des Moines, in the State of Iowa aged seventy three years, who, being duly sworn according to law, makes the following declaration in order to obtain the pension provided by Acts of Congress granting pensions to dependent mothers: That she is the widow of John G. Lemberger, and mother of Frederick Lemberger who enlisted under the name of Frederick Lemberger at Knoxville on the ninth of August, A.D. 1862 in Co. I, 33rd Iowa Inf Vol in the war of 1861, who was wounded on the fourth day of July 1863 and died on the 27th day of July, A.D. 1863 that said son left neither widow nor child under sixteen years of age surviving; that she was in part dependent upon said son for support; that her husband, the aforesaid John G. Lemberger, is dead, that there were surviving at date of said son's death, his brothers and sisters, who were under sixteen years of age, as follows: (none), that she has heretofore not applied for a pension, that she has not aided nor abetted the rebellion, that she hereby appoints John L. Lemberger, 200 N. Main St., Burlington, Iowa her attorney to prosecute the above claim; that her residence is at No. 1857 in Lemberger street, in the city of Burlington, county of Des Moines, State of Iowa, and that her post office address is Burlington, Iowa.
(signed) Catharina Barbara Lemberger (affidavit following not transcribed)
Obituary, The Red Oak Sun, 5 Aug 1887 Mrs. Lemberger, mother of Mrs. Geo. M. West, while passing from one room to another on Tuesday, tripped and fell on the floor. She was injured internally and suffered greatly until Wednesday evening when she died. Her three sons living in Burlington were notified by telegraph and one of them, Henry, arrived yesterday afternoon and took the remains back for burial. Mrs. Lemberger was born at Lichtenau, Baden July 31, 1812 and came to America in 1830; was married in Ohio in 1834 and of her ten children five survive her.
Obituary, The Burlington Daily Hawkeye, Thurs., 4 Aug 1887 AN UNEXPECTED CALL Mrs. C.B. Lemberger died yesterday at her daughter's home in Red Oak. Mr. Henry Lemberger received a brief telegram about half past 10 last night announcing the wholly unexpected death of his aged mother at the home of his sister, Mrs. George M. West of Red Oak. She was supposed to be in her usual health and was expected home today from a protracted visit to the daughter named and the blow is one of peculiar suddeness and sadness. Mrs. C.B. Lemberger was well known among a large circle of friends here, and was remarkable for her activity and youthful sunny disposition. She was born in Germany in July 1812 and came to America in 1828. She was married at Steubenville Ohio to Mr. Lemberger whose death occurred in Oct. 1873. Together they came to Burlington in 1841 and she has since continuously resided here. She was a devout member of the Lutheran church and her good name and works will live after the sound of her voice has long been hushed. She leaves 3 sons in this city, Henry L., our city marshall with whom she made her home, John L. Lemberger with J.C. McKell, and C.W. Lemberger with Leicht Bros., and one Jacob L. in Los Angeles, Ca. Her only daughter is Mrs. West who closed her eyes in death. She also lieves (sic) 3 sisters, Mrs. Jacob Pilger Sr., of our city, Mrs. John Spielman of Fairfield, and Mrs. Henry Kuern living near that place, together with one brother, Chris Berge in Ohio. Mr. Henry L. will leave this morning for Red Oak and return to this city with the remains. The funeral will probably be held Sunday.
Obituary, Burlington Daily Hawkeye, Sat., 6 Aug 1887 The remains of Mrs. C.B. Lemberger who died at Red Oak on Wednesday came in yesterday morning and the funeral will be held according to the announcement published elsewhere. Mrs. Lemberger suffered a heavy fall on Tuesday and on Wednesday was taken with severe conjestive chill which was quickly followed by her death. She was only sick 24 hours and her death was a sad shock to her friends and family.
Marriage Notes for Johann Lemberger and Catharina Bertsch: According to information in the H.H. West book, supplied by Frederick G. Lemberger, the marriage took place in
Children of Johann Lemberger and Catharina Bertsch are: 70 i. Frederick7 Lemberger200, born Abt. 1835 in Franklin Co, Ohio201,202,203,204,205; died 26 Jul 1863 in Gayoso Army General Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee206,207,208.
Notes for Frederick Lemberger: There is an open issue as to exactly when Frederick Lemberger was born.
H.H. West: "Was born February 27, 1835. He enlisted in the Civil War from the State of Iowa, and was wounded at St. Helena, Arkansas, July 4, 1863, and died at Memphis, Tenn. The reports on file at the Adjutant's Office, State of Iowa, report him as enlisting at the age of 23; 5 feet 7 1/2 inches tall, gray eyes; light hair. There is something wrong in the date of his birth, as if he was born in 1835, he must have been at least 26 years of age when he enlisted, even if he enlisted when the war broke out in 1861."
In the 1856 Iowa state census, Frederick is listed as being 21 years old, which would fix his birth date in 1835. See notes under Johann Gottlieb Lemberger, his father. However, in addition to the entries pertaining to the family and household of Frederick's father and mother, there was also this entry, which is so far unexplained: [written page no.] NONE [printed page no.] 248 [dwelling no.] 385 [family no.] 457 [name] CICERO BAQUET [age] 25 [sex] M [married] X [years in Iowa] 5 [place of birth] FRANCE [occupation] WAGGON MAKER [alien] X [militia] X [own home] MISSING [name] MARGARETT BAQUET [age] 20 [sex] F [married] X [years in Iowa] 5 [place of birth] GERMANY [name] FRANCES A. BAQUET [age] 2 [sex] M [years in Iowa] 2 [place of birth] MO [name] CRISTEENA BAQUET [age] 1 [sex] F [years in Iowa] 1 [place of birth] IA [name] FRED L*MBERGER [age] 21 [sex] M [years in Iowa] 1 [place of birth] GERMANY [occupation] WAGGON MAKER [alien] X [militia] X [name] JAMES L*MBERGER [age] 19 [sex] M [years in Iowa] 1 [place of birth] GERMANY [occupation] WAGGON MAKER [Source: Iowa, State Population Census, 1856; Des Moines County, Burlington Township; from Iowa GenWeb site: http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/ia/dmoines/ ; transcribed by Sonja Reid, email@example.com, downloaded 16 Oct 99]
Double enumerations are certainly not unheard of in various censuses, but this one is curious. It appears that these two Lembergers were boarders with their employer in the wagon making trade. The data on this Fred matches that of our Frederick with respect to his age and occupation (Frederick's compiled military service record states he was a wagon maker), and it seems highly unlikely that there were in Burlington in 1856 two young men of age 21 named Fred Lemberger who were wagon makers. Yet the Fred enumerated with the Baquet family was listed as an alien who had been in Iowa only one year, and born in Germany. Our Frederick was erroneously enumerated with his family as having been born in Germany, but is indicated as a "naturalized voter." There is also so far no explanation for the James listed with Fred in the Baquet household. In our Lemberger family, there is no James, and no Jacob (equivalent to James) who would fit this description. Nor did our Frederick have a brother by any name anywhere around 19 years of age. It is quite possible that neither of these Lembergers was at home when the enumeration was made, and that the data was provided by one or another of the Baquets, who may not have known accurate information about the two. The other possibility remains, of course, that these two are from another, unrelated Lemberger family.
Burlington Business Directory and Review of the Trade, Commerce and Manufactures of the City of Burlington, Iowa, for the Year Ending May 1, 1856 (Burlington: Hawk Eye Power Press, 1856): On p. 8, "there is a carriage factory, which employs 20 hands, and the workmanship is said to be equal to anything brought from the east." Later (no page number) there is a listing for Gerlinger & Bishop Wagon Factory, located on Jefferson between 5th and 6th Streets.
The First Annual Directory of the City of Burlington, Iowa, for 1859 (Burlington: I.L. Corse & Son, 1859), p. 29 lists Baquet, Cicero, wagon maker, 14 5th St. On p. 46 is an advertisement for F.C. Crowley, Manufacturere of Carriages and Wagons, 3rd and Valley Streets. Gerlinger & Bishop not listed. On p. 108 in the classified section there are several wagon and carriage makers listed: Bennet J. Boquet C. Bischoff G. Cornwell W. Crowley, F.G., (adv. p. 46) Burg & Hertzler (adv. p. 36) Hinkle H. No Lembergers listed in the residential section.
From this I would conclude that in 1856, the two Lembergers were living with Baquet as co-workers at the Gerlinger & Bishop plant, but that Baquet later went into business for himself.
The pension application file initiated by his mother, Catharina Barbara (Bertsch) Lemberger includes a form letter from the Department of the Interior Pension Office to the War Department requesting a report on Frederick Lemberger. In response, the Adjutant General's Office sent this reply:
(File Number) 332.561 Adjutant General's Office Washington, Mar 12, 1886 It appears on the Rolls in file in this Office that Frederick Lemberger, Pvt. age 23, was enrolled on the 9th day of August, 1862, at Knoxville, Ia., in Company "I" 33d Regiment of Iowa Inf. Volunteers, to serve three years, and mustered into service as a Private on the 1st day of October, 1862, at Oskaloosa, Iowa. On the Muster Roll of Company "I" of that Regiment, from date of M in to Dec. 31, 1862, he is reported absent Left in Regtl Hosp. St. Louis Mo. Dec. 22/62, Jany. to Feby./63 present. Same to June 30/63. July & Aug/63 reports him died July 26/63 in Hosp. Memphis, Tenn. of wounds recd. in the Battle of Helena, Ark., July 4/63. Co was in Battle of Helena. Transcript from Inventory of Effects shows he died in Gayoso G.H. at Memphis, Tenn. July 27th 1863 of Intermittent Fever.
This record thus indicates that his birth year was 1839, not 1835, and is consistent with his age as it appears in the actual compiled military service record. However, in the 1850 census, he is enumerated as 15 years old, which lends weight to the 1835 birth date. Similarly, in the 1856 Iowa state census, he is reported as 21 years old, which also yields a birth date of 1835. It seems unlikely that his age was misreported in either the 1850 or 1856 census, as the ages of all other family members are recorded accurately. There was likewise no apparent reason for him to have misrepresented his age when he enlisted for Civil War service. It appears most likely that his age was incorrectly entered when he mustered in, or that subsequent clerks misread the original entry.
71 ii. Elizabeth Catherine Lemberger, born 11 Mar 1838; died 26 Nov 1839. 72 iii. Henry H. Lemberger209, born 04 May 1840 in Louisville, Jefferson Co, KY210,211; died 11 Aug 1919 in Burlington, Des Moines Co, IA212. He married Louisa Wollman213,214 14 Oct 1865 in Burlington, Des Moines Co, IA; born 31 Oct 1843 in Nauheim, Hessen-Nassau, Germany215,216,217; died 24 Sep 1886 in Burlington, Des Moines Co, IA.
Notes for Henry H. Lemberger: During the Civil War, he was said to have enlisted in the Iowa Lances. Apparently the regiment was disbanded after a short time.
Population Schedules, Census of the United States, 1870; Publications of the Bureau of the Census, National Archives Building, Washington, DC; Iowa, Des Moines Co, 6th Ward, Burlington; page 35, lines 20-24; NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 388, 19 Aug 1880: LEMBERGER, HENRY, age 30, male/white, tobacco dealer, real property $1500, personal property $8000; b. KY; father & mother of foreign birth. LEMBERGER, LOUISA, age 26, female/white, keeping house; b. Prussia; father & mother of foreign birth. LEMBERGER, JOHN, age 3, male/white; b. IA; mother of foreign birth. LEMBERGER, G.A., age 2, male/white; b. IA; mother of foreign birth. LEMBERGER, LOUISA, age 5 mo., female/white; b. IA; mother of foreign birth; born in Jan 1870. [NB: note discrepancy between stated age and birth month.]
Population Schedules, Census of the United States, 1880; Publications of the Bureau of the Census, National Archives Building, Washington, DC; Iowa, Des Moines Co, Burlington (ward not noted); ED 110, page 7, lines 1-3; NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 337, 5 Jun 1880: (no house number) Sunnyside Street LEMBERGER, HENRY, white/male, age 40, married, cigar manufacturer; b. KY; father b. Wurttemberg; mother b. Wurttemberg. LEMBERGER, LOUISA, white/female, age 36, wife, married, keeping house; b. Nassau; father b. Nassau; mother b. Nassau. LEMBERGER, GUSTAVE, white/male, age 11, son, at school; b. IA; father b. KY; mother b. Nassau. LEMBERGER, MINNIE, white/female, age 10, daughter, at school, b. IA; father b. KY; mother b. Nassau. LEMBERGER, HENRY, white/male, age 8, son, attended school in past year; b. IA; father b. KY; mother b. Nassau LEMBERGER, FREDERICK G., white/male, age 5, son, b. IA; father b. KY; mother b. Nassau LEMBERGER, IOWA, white/male, age 11 months; b. Aug , son, b. IA; father b. KY; mother b. Nassau
Gould's City and Classified Business Directory of the City of Burlington, 1894 (comp. & pub. by Ora J. Gould, printed Burlington, IA, Conrad Lutz Printing and Binding), p. 205: Lemberger, Henry, retired, r 1857 Lemberger st. Gould's for 1898/99, p. 237: Lemberger, Henry, retired, r 1857 Lemberger
FHL 1020199, Iowa State Historical Dept. Museum, Archives, Des Moines, Iowa; Iowa Census, Des Moines County, Vol. 321, 1895 City of Burlington First Ward p. 64/67, lines 30-31 to p. 65/68 lines 1-3 Dwelling 70, family 27 Lemberger, Henry, age 53, white male, widower, b. Kentucky, occupation ____maker, religion Luth., entitled to vote Lembeger, Louisa, age 24?, white female, single, b. Iowa, Des M., ____ house, religion Luth. Lemberger, Henry, age 22, white male, single, b. Iowa, Des M., ____der, religion Luth., subject to military duty, entitled to vote Lemberger, Fred, age 20, white male, single, b. Iowa, Dea M., ____er, religion Luth. subject to military duty Wallman, Kat, age 55, white female, single, b. Germany, no occupation listed, religion Luth. [NB: This last is possibly a sister to Louisa Wollman.]
Population Schedules, Census of the United States, 1900; Publications of the Bureau of the Census, National Archives Building, Washington, DC; Iowa, Des Moines Co, Burlington; ED 4, sheet 17, lines 68-82; NARA microfilm publication T623 roll 429: 237 Lemberger Street [NB: bracketed by Osborne, Gnahn & Birdie Sts.] LEMBERGER, HENRY, head, white/male, b. May 1840, age 60, widowed; b. KY; father b. Germany, mother b. Germany; occupation police officer, can read/write/speak English; owns free a farm, 5 farm schedules. LEMBERGER, GUSTAVE A., son, white/male, b. Jun 1868, age 31, divorced; b. IA, father; b. KY; mother b. Germany; occupation gardener; can read/write/speak English. LEMBERGER, LOUISA M., daughter, white/female, b. Mar 1870, age 30, single; b. IA; father b. KY; mother b. Germany; can read/write/speak English. LEMBERGER, FRED G., son, white/male, b. Mar 1875, age 25; single; b. IA; father b. KY; mother b. Germany; occupation compositor; can read/write/speak English. LEMBERGER, CHESTER M., grandson, white/male; b. Apr 1895, age 5; single; b. IA; father b. IA; mother b. IA.
Burlington IA Hawkeye Lifestyles: 10/13/97 Brakeman got into row as drunks visited train Railroading in the latter years of the 19th century could be a dangerous profession. Train wrecks were common, bandits abounded and fatal slips and falls occurred with distressing regularity. Then, of course, there were the drunks. George Thompson, a brakeman on a freight moving through Burlington, encountered this latter hazard early in the morning of Jan. 22, 1892. Thompson's train had come to a momentary stop across Jefferson Street to await the coupling of a local freight car, and the brakeman was using the few idle moments for a quick nap in the caboose. Outside the window, the city's gas lamps flickered bravely against the winter's gloom and from numerous bars and bawdy houses came voices of raucous revelers well fortified against the cold. Suddenly, the door leading to the caboose's rear platform was thrown open and with a mighty blast of cold air and beery breath, two very drunk strangers roared into the car. The lead figure was a portly gentleman resplendent in striped trousers, a fashionable brimmed hat and a great coat with a velvet cape. His much smaller companion was plainly dressed in a brown coat and greasy cap. The alarmed Thompson sprang to his feet, shouted an objection and tried to force the intruders back through the door but his visitors were not to be denied. "Get out," yelled Thompson, "you don't belong here."Nonsense," replied the larger of the two men as he gestured broadly, nearly sweeping the befuddled brakeman aside. "Tell me my good man," the stranger boomed, "is this, perchance, the special train to `The Bed of Roses?' At the mention of this well-known local house of ill repute, the smaller man began a fit of guffaws and elbow nudging. "No, it's not. You must get off!" countered Thompson as he vainly pushed against the unyielding bulk of his unwanted visitor. "It's not?" was the response. "Then surely this must be the fast train to the `World's Fair'". With the reference to the second equally well-known whore house, the smaller man nearly fell to his knees with uncontrollable giggling. The brakeman had had quite enough. He stuck his face inches from the boozy countenance of the well-dressed visitor and shouted, "Damn you! Get off the train.The drunk countered by striking Thompson in the nose and the situation began to deteriorate rapidly. The brakeman lashed out with his lantern and soundly connected with the left ear of the second visitor. Things became confused at this point. Thompson remembered someone was attempting to throttle him and that he grabbed a nearby ax and struck his assailant on the head. The larger man staggered backward and Thompson seized the opportunity to throw himself through the caboose's front door and run down Jefferson Street. Close behind came the two drunks, one bleeding badly and loudly, threatening to kill the trainman. Thompson had opened up a nice lead on his pursuers when he turned the corner on Main Street and spotted Policeman Rupp on his nightly patrol. The frightened brakeman reached the sanctuary of the officer's side but the two drunks had now disappeared. Upon hearing the story, Rupp enlisted the aid of Night Sergeant Lemberger and began a search for the two assailants. Nearly an hour passed before they were found at the Western Union office, where Dr. McKitterick was treating the larger drunk for a nasty scalp wound. The wounded man still was feisty, and as the officers entered the room he was declaring, "I'll kill him. I'll kill him. If I can't do it, I have a big brother that can. Let me at him. After being placed under arrest and walked to the station house, the two men became subdued. The larger man identified himself as traveling salesman F.O. Boomer of Chillicothe, Mo., while his companion was Joe Gahegan of Denver, Colo. After spending the night in jail, the two were fined $5 each and ordered to leave town. A shaken Thompson also left the following morning to rejoin his train, thankful he had survived yet another risk of railroading. Bob Hansen's column on Burlington-area history appears each Sunday.
¬ Проводник получил нагоняй за проникновение в поезд пьяниц. В последние годы 19 столетия работа на железной дороге была опасной профессией. Крушения поездов были обычным фактом, бандиты были в изобилии, а фатальные ошибки допускались с удручающей частотой. Ну и ,конечно, было много пьяниц. Джордж Томпсон, проводник в товарном поезде, следующим через Берлингтон, столкнулся с этой неприятностью ранним утром 22 января 1892 года. Поезд Томпсона сделал короткую остановку на Джефферсон Стрит, чтоб дождаться пока будут прицеплены местные товарные вагоны, и проводник использовал несколько свободных минут для короткого отдыха в служебном вагоне. За окном браво мерцали городские газовые лампы, несмотря на зимний мрак и уныние, а из многочисленных баров и публичных домов доносились хриплые голоса кутил. Неожиданно дверь, ведущая в заднюю часть служебного вагона, распахнулась, и, сопровождаемые резким порывом холодного ветра и пивным дыханием, в нее ввалились двое изрядно подвыпивших незнакомца. Один из них был дородным джентльменом, облаченным в полосатые брюки, модную шляпу с полями и вельветовый плащ. Второй, более низкий, был одет в простое пальто и засаленное кепи. Встревоженный Томпсон вскочил на ноги, издал протестующий возглас и попытался вытолкать непрошенных гостей прочь, но те были явно против. «Уходите!»-кричал Томпсон,-« вы не должны здесь находиться!» «Бесполезно»- ответил больший из двух мужчин, почти отталкивая сбитого с толку проводника в сторону. «Скажи мне, мой милый,»-прогрохотал здоровяк,-«это, случайно, не специальный поезд, следующий в «The Bed of Roses»? я имею в виду этот хорошо известный уединенный дом с дурной славой». Тут меньший начал подталкивать спутника локтем и грубо засмеялся. «Нет, это не так! Вы должны уйти!»- настаивал Томпсон, продолжая толкать непреклонные фигуры. «Нет?»- последовал ответ-« Тогда, конечно, это скорый поезд в «World’s Fair»» При упоминании о втором не менее известном борделе, мелкий согнулся пополам ,содрогаясь от безудержного хихиканья. Для проводника это было слишком. Он вплотную подскочил к дородному джентльмену и закричал : «Черт бы вас побрал! Убирайтесь из поезда!». Реакцией пьяницы был удар Томпсона в нос. И с этого момента ситуация начала быстро ухудшаться. Проводник накинулся на них со своим фонарем и серьезно зацепил левое ухо второго визитера. С этого момента события становятся спутанными. Томпсон помнит, что его кто-то пытался душить и что он схватил близлежащий топор и ударил им противника по голове. Здоровяк пошатнулся и Джордж воспользовался возможностью, вытолкнул его из поезда и побежал вниз по Джефферсон Стрит. Сзади бежали двое пьяниц, один из которых был в крови и угрожал убить проводника. Последний мог бы уже стать добычей своих преследователей, когда повернул на Главную улицу и увидел полицейского Раппа, совершавшего ночной обход. Испуганный Томпсон достиг, наконец, «убежища» рядом с полицейским, но пьяницы исчезли. Выслушав историю, Рапп обратился за помощью к сержанту Лембергеру и начал поиск напавших. Прошло около часа, когда их обнаружили в Western Union office, где доктор McKitterick осматривал отвратительную рану на голове здоровяка. Раненый мужчина все еще был зол и, когда вошли офицеры, продолжал повторять : «Я убью его! Я убью его! Если я не смогу этого сделать, у меня есть старший брат, который сможет! Пустите меня к нему!» Будучи задержанными и препровожденными в полицейский участок, двое мужчин смягчились. Высокий джентльмен сказал .что он коммивояжер из Chillicothe и его зовут F.O. Boomer, в то время, как его спутник- Joe Gahegan из Denver, Colo. После ночи, проведенной в тюрьме им было выдано распоряжение покинуть город, и каждый был вынужден уплатить штраф в суме 5 $. Потрясенный Томпсон был в то же утро отпущен, для того ,чтоб он присоединился к поезду, он был полон благодарности .что выжил в еще одной неприятности на железной дороге. Колонка Боба Хансена про историю Берлингтона появляется каждое воскресенье. Burlington IA Hawkeye Lifestyles: 01/15/96 Frederick Chanell was not feeling especially well. He had been up all night drinking with his low life friends, his head hurt, he was in a bad mood and he was facing a long work day before he could find a cool dark corner to nurse his hangover. What made matters worse was he had to endure these discomforts while surrounded by noisy drunks, for Chanell was the day bartender at Burlington's Orchard City Hotel bar in the spring of 1891. As Chanell stood glumly polishing glasses and hearing the same stories for the third time, he suddenly became aware of an especially foul odor emanating from the far end of the bar. There, wreathed in blue smoke, sat Walter O'Brien, a carriage washer at Strickland's stables. O'Brien had just stoked up one of the cheap stogies that he prized. Without saying a word, Chanell put down his bar rag and stalked to where O'Brien sat quietly puffing away. The barkeep put his offended nose within a few inches of the offending cigars, then calmly reached over and with his forefinger flicked the cigar onto the floor. O'Brien sat there open-mouthed for a moment, staring at Chanell. Then he bent over, retrieved his cigar and, without saying a word, replaced it in his mouth. Chanell glared at the carriage washer for a moment and then with a mighty backhand blow sent the cigar flying across the room. An ominous quiet had fallen over the Orchard City bar as the patrons waited for the drama to play itself out. O'Brien followed the flight of his disappearing cigar and then turned to express his displeasure with the barkeep. O'Brien said he was unwilling to have a "scrap" in his favorite saloon but if Chanell would accompany him to the nearby levee he would gladly thrash him to within an inch of his life. That was satisfactory to Chanell so the two men headed for the river, followed by a large and boisterous crowd that grew as it neared the levee. O'Brien opened the festivities by landing a tremendous right cross on Chanell's mustache, destroying a couple teeth in the process. But the bartender had enough teeth remaining to bite down on O'Brien's hand and begin chewing it through. The carriage maker used his free hand to grab Chanell by the throat and begin throttling him but Chanell broke free and raced to a nearby pile of paving stones with the obvious intent of employing them in his defense. O'Brien checked this maneuver by grabbing a club and laying open Chanell's head. Rocks and clubs were then dispensed with by mutual consent. Chanell was chewing on O'Brien's ear when officers Riepe and Lemberger arrived to put a stop to the fracas. O'Brien then returned to the Orchard City bar for another cigar while the now unemployed Chanell was hauled off to jail, where he finally found a cool dark corner to nurse that hangover.
Фредерик Чанелл чувствовал себя не слишком хорошо. Он всю ночь был на ногах и пил с друзьями сомнительного происхождения, у него болела голова, настроение было ужасным, а впереди еще предстоял долгий рабочий день, прежде, чем он смог бы уединиться в темном спокойном уголке и вылечить похмелье. Ситуацию ухудшал тот факт, что Чанеллу приходилось терпеть эти неудобства, будучи окруженным шумными пьяными: дело в том, что весной 1891 года он работал дневным барменом в баре Burlington's Orchard City Hotel. Итак, Фредерик угрюмо стоял ,полируя стаканы и выслушивая те же самые истории по третьему разу, как вдруг почувствовал отвратительный запах, исходивший из дальнего конца бара. Там, в клубящейся голубой дымке, сидел Уолтер О’Брайен, мойщик карет из Стриклендских конюшен. Он только что зажег одну из дешевых тонких сигарет, которые выиграл. Не говоря ни слова, Чанелл отложил тряпку и крадучись подошел к тому месту, где О’Брайен тихо выпускал круги дыма. Бармен нагнулся и остановил свой раздраженный нос буквально в нескольких дюймах от отвратительной сигары, затем спокойно взял ее и одним движение большого пальца стряхнул на пол. С минуту Уолтер сидел с открытым ртом, уставившись на Чанелла. Потом нагнулся, поднял сигару и ,не говоря ни слова, снова засунул ее в рот. Бармен несколько мгновений свирепо смотрел на мойщика карет, а после сильным ударом тыльной стороной руки отправил сигару в полет через всю комнату. Зловещая тишина повисла в баре Orchard City- посетители застыли в ожидании предстоящего «спектакля». О’Брайен последовал за своей исчезнувшей сигарой и вскоре вернулся, чтоб выразить свое неудовольствие бармену. Он сказал, что не желает устраивать потасовку в своем любимом баре, но если противник желает последовать за ним на ближайшую набережную, то он, Уолтер, с радостью изобьет бармена до полусмерти. Чанеллу это подходило, и двое мужчин направились к реке, сопровождаемые большой и шумной толпой, которая все возрастала по мере приближения к набережной. «веселье» начал О’Брайен, сильно ударив Фредерика по правой полосе усов, выбив пару зубов. Но у бармена еще оставалось достаточно зубов, чтоб укусить противника за руку и начать врезаться в нее все сильнее. Мойщик карет ухватил бармена свободной рукой за горло и принялся его душить, но тот высвободился и побежал к близлежащей груде брусчатки с очевидным намерением использовать ее для защиты. О’Брайен предотвратил этот маневр, схватив дубинку и ударив Чанелла по голове. После этого камни и дубинки были отложены по обоюдному согласию. Бармен как раз жевал ухо противника, когда подоспели офицеры Riepe и Lemberger, чтоб остановить драку. О’Брайен возвратился в бар и закурил новую сигару, а уволенный Чанелл был препровожден в тюрму, где он, наконец, нашел тихий уголок для того, чтоб вылечить похмелье.
Die Volksfreund Tribune (Burlington IA) [provided by Yvonne Lemberger Baller, January 2003] Thursday August 14, 1919 [Translation] Henry Lemberger Dead Was one of the oldest residents of the city. And was very widely known and respected. Was a true servant of the public. With Henry Lemberger, who Monday morning at about eleven o'clock departed this life, the city lost one of its best citizens, a truthful and honest man, trustworthy and honest. His word was as good as his bond, and with him there was never a deviation from a promise given. Those who knew him well will not soon forget him, and his name will always have an honorable ring. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, on 4 May 1840, he came with his parents to Burlington when he was just one year old. They came up the Mississippi, but from Keokuk on they had to go with a team of oxen, as the river was frozen over. He enjoyed his education in Burlington's public schools, which in those days were of a very primitive type, but whatever he may have missed in school, he taught himself from books. He had good judgement about public issues, which was sought out and valued. When the Civil War broke out, he joined the civil guard known as the Iowa Lancers. In 1864 he established with his father as partner a cigar factory, in which he was successful and conducted until 1877. From 1881 to 1884 he operated, with L.M. Pilger as partner, a wholesale cigar shop. Along with the long deceased John Niewoehner he built the first streetcar line in Burlington, which ran from the foot of Washington Street to Baumberger's - today's Krueger Park. He was the first president of the enterprise and later its secretary and treasurer. He served the community in many ways in public office and overall he earned for himself the reputation of an honest man and a trustworthy and incorruptible public servant. Thus he was in 1876 elected Road Supervisor, a post he held for several terms. Later he was for many years the city marshal, having been earlier a constable, when he was incorporated into the police force, where he rose from level to level until he was made chief of police. And a better chief Burlington has never had. His conscientiousness in duty did not please some, and so he made enemies, and that caused him to leave public service and retire. On his beautiful estate on Sunnyside, in his vineyards and orchard and between his flowerbeds, is where he felt at home. There he forgot all care, and was happy and at peace. He only seldom came down to the lower city, as his home offered him all he wanted. Now he has found peace. He is no more, but his memory will be kept in honor by very many of the best residents of the city. On 14 October 1865 he made a lifelong union with Miss Louise Wollmann. She preceeded him in entering Eternity after a happy marriage of 21 years. He left behind three sons and a daughter, who deeply mourn a good father: Gustave A. Lemberger, Henry W. Lemberger, Fred. G. Lemberger and Miss Louise Lemberger, all living in Burlington. With these also mourn three brothers and a sister: Charles W. Lemberger of Burlington; John L. Lemberger of Ottumwa; Frank J. Lemberger and Mrs. Minnie West of Los Angeles, Calif. He also leaves behind four grandchildren. [Note: The account of his coming to Burlington at age one would be accurate if it said "Iowa," as the family lived in Germanville, Jefferson Co, until sometime between 1850 and 1856. The Frank J. mentioned here must have been Jacob F.] Дата: Вторник, 14 августа 1919 года Умер Генри Лембергер. Один из самых старых жителей города. Широко известный и уважаемый. Он действительно служил обществу. С Генри Лембергером, который ушел из жизни в понедельник утром в одиннадцать часов, город потерял одного из своих лучших граждан, правдивого, заслуживающего доверия и честного человека. Его слово было твердым, а обещания нерушимыми. Все, кто был хорошо с ним знаком, никогда не забудут его, а его имя всегда будет освещено ореолом чести. Родился он 4 мая 1840 года в Louisville, Kentucky, в Берлингтон он приехал с родителями, когда ему едва исполнился год. Они поднимались по Миссисипи, но начиная с Keokuk им пришлось ехать в упряжке, потому, что река замерзла. Ему нравилось учиться в Берлингтонской школе, которая в то время была довольно примитивной (простой), и чтоб не скучать он учился также самостоятельно. Когда началась гражданская война, он присоединился к «народному ополчению», получившее название Айовские уланы. В 1864 году вместе со своим отцом открыл табачную фабрику, которой успешно руководил до 1877 года. С 1881 по 1884 год вместе с L.M. Pilger управлял оптовым табачным магазином. Через некоторое время вместе с уже давно умершим John Niewoehner основал первую в Берлингтоне трамвайную линию, которая проходила, начиная с Washington Street до Baumberger's - сегодня Krueger Park. Он был первым президентом этого предприятия, а после- секретарем и казначеем( заведующим финансами). Он работал на разных направлениях в государственном учреждении, и в целом, заработал себе репутацию честного человека и заслуживающего доверия и неподкупного государственного служащего. Итак, в 1876 году он был избран Road Supervisor( скорее всего- сотрудник, проверяющий работу шоферов), на этом посту он пребывал несколько сроков. Позже в течение многих лет он был начальником городской полиции, когда Лембергер только присоединился к полиции- он был констеблем, после его повышали все выше и выше до тех пор, пока он не стал шефом. Лучшего шерифа в Берлингтоне еще не было. Его добросовестность в выполнении обязанностей многих не устраивала, и у Лэмбергера появились враги ,в связи в этим он вынужден был оставить службу и уйти на пенсию. В своем прекрасном поместье в Sunnyside среди виноградников, садов и клумб он чувствовал себя чудесно. И ,оставив все заботы, был счастлив в спокойствии и мире. И только иногда Генри спускался в город, ибо его поместье могло предоставить ему все необходимое. Сейчас он обрел спокойствие. Его больше нет, но память о нем будут чтить лучшие жители нашего города. 14 октября 1865 года он связал свою жизнь с мисс Louise Wollmann. В счастливом браке они прожили 21 год. Он оставил после себя 3 сына и дочь, которые горько оплакивают отца: Gustave A. Lemberger, Henry W. Lemberger, Fred. G. Lemberger и мисс Louise Lemberger, все они живут в Берлингтоне. С ними так же безутешны трое братьев и сестра умершего: Charles W. Lemberger of Burlington; John L. Lemberger of Ottumwa; Frank J. Lemberger и Mrs. Minnie West of Los Angeles, Calif. Так же Лембергер оставил четверо внуков.
Notes for Louisa Wollman: Her birthplace is now Bad Nauheim, which is in the modern German state of Hessen.
Burlington, IA: Burlington Daily Gazette, Sat., p.m., 25 Sep 1886, p. 3, col. 6 (provided by Judy Zervas, 12 April 2004) THE DEATH ROLL. MRS. HENRY LEMBERGER. Yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock Louisa, wife of City Marshal Henry Lemberger, after an illness of some weeks. Her health became delicate several weeks ago and rapidly developed into quick consumption. She ws the mother of four children, who, with her husband, will have the sincere sympathy of many friends. The funeral will be held from her late residence in Sunnyside Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Next part