Paulus ROETTER

Paulus ROETTER,
son of a Lutheran reverend in Germany
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Born:4 Jan 1806Nürnberg, Mittelfranken, Bayern, Germany
Married:bef 1836Switzerland
to Sophie BERNER
Married:bef 1845Switzerland
to Anna MUEHLEMAN
Died:11 Nov 1894St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
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|         DESCENDENTS OF      |
|         PAULUS ROETTER      |
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| Scott T.S. Trimble, 8 July  |
|       1996   |
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1 - Paulus ROETTER
       Born -  4 Jan 1806 Nurnberg, Mittelfranken, Bayern, GERM
       Died - 11 Nov 1894 St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
       Note - !BIRTH: Paulus ROETTER was born in Nurnberg, Mittelfranken, Bayern (Bavaria), Germany, on 4 Jan 1806.  The LDS IGI extract says that he was born 5 
              July 1806.  His father is said to have been a Lutheran reverend. 
              !BIOGRAPHY: Paulus studied art in Nuremburg, Dusseldorf, and Munich, and worked briefly in Paris.  In 1825 he settled down in Thun and Interlaken, 
              Switzerland where he became famous as a landscape painter and taught in the schools for twenty years. 
              !BIOGRAPHY: In 1845, with his family and friends, Paulus ROETTER embarked for America to found a communistic colony or settlement.  The plan 
              failed because of their hard struggle in the new environment and he instead established himself in St. Louis, MO, in 1845. 
              !BIOGRAPHY: From 1845-1853, he was installed in the parsonage of St. Mark's Evangelical Church at Third and Soulard Streets.  He served as a 
              minister and teacher for the pioneer congregation.  He taught art at Central High School and was known and respected for his profound piety.
              !CENSUS: 1850 U.S. Census (St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, enum. 2 Aug 1850).  Paul ROETTER is 44 years old, a teacher, born in Germany.  His wife 
              Anna is 25 years old.  Children listed: Arnold (15), Gert. (12), Anna (9), Lydia (4), Salome (2), and [unreadable] (2/12).  They live in the 
              household of the tailor Albert SANDERLOPER (sp?), age 40, born in Germany. 
              !BIOGRAPHY: On 22 Feb 1853, Washington University was established and ROETTER was made a member of the faculty.  He taught modern languages and 
              was the first to teach drawing.  His compensation was fixed at $500 per year.  He also worked in close association with Dr. George ENGELMANN and 
              gained an interest in natural history, making many drawings of biological specimens. 
              !BIOGRAPHY: From 1853-1854, Paulus ROETTER made detailed drawings of specimens on a government expedition under the direction of the War 
              Department that was engaged in biological research from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean.  The purpose was to locate a suitable railroad 
              route from the Mississippi to the West Coast. 
              !BIOGRAPHY: In 1854, "View of Iron Mountain" was painted.  He also made pencil drawings of the the iron fields south of St. Louis. 
              !BIOGRAPHY: In 1856, the expedition reports were published.  In part V, page 57, it has the following statement, "All the figures herewith 
              presented are credited to Paulus ROETTER." 
              !BIOGRAPHY: Paulus ROETTER was listed in the 1856-1857 "Catalogue of the Officers of Washington University" as a Teacher of Drawing of the 
              Academic Department. 
              !BIOGRAPHY: In 1858, George ENGELMANN's "The Cactaceae of the Boundary", part of the "Report of the U.S. and Mexican Boundary Survey", was 
              published with many of Paulus ROETTER's drawings (61 illustrations).  Henry SHAW, who founded St. Louis' Shaw Garden was at one time in search of 
              a botanist and was refered to one of the best -- Dr. ENGELMANN.  ROETTER was long associated with ENGELMANN and today some of his original 
              drawings are in Shaw's Museum and "recognized by authorities as being among the finest ever made."
              !BIOGRAPHY: On 11 May 1859, the Mary Institute for girls was founded and ROETTER was one of the first drawing teachers there.
              !BIOGRAPHY: In 1859, "O'Fallon Park" was painted.  It was once owned by the NASH family, then the Missouri Historical Society, and now it is at 
              the Jefferson Memorial, St. Louis.  The painting shows Victorian gentlemen at ease on the bluffs, a narrow dirt road (probably Broadway), and the 
              river with the Illinois hills in the background.
              !BIOGRAPHY: At the 1859 St. Louis Agricultural and Mechanical Fair he won 2nd prize and silver medal for a landscape in oil. 
              !BIOGRAPHY: Paulus ROETTER was listed in the 1859-1860 "Catalogue of the Officers and Students of Washington University" as Teacher of Drawing 
              under the Academic Department, Teacher of Drawing under the Collegiate Department, and Teacher of Drawing at Mary Institute.  George ENGELMANN was 
              Professor of Botany and Natural History. 
              !CENSUS: 1860 U.S. Census (St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri.  Ward 02, page 620).  Paulus ROTTER (umlaut over the O) is 54 years old, born in 
              Nurnberg, Bavaria, teacher of "droughting", $1700 real estate, $200 personal estate.  His wife Anna is 36, born in Canton, Bern, Switzerland.  
              Children listed: Anna (18), Lydia (13), Salome (11), Simon (11), Josua (8), and Benjamin ROETTER (1 1/2). 
              !BIOGRAPHY: At the 1860 St. Louis Agricultural and Mechanical Fair, Paulus won a 1st prize for a landscape in oil (a grove with cows wandering 
              beneath) and also a 2nd prize in the same category. 
              !BIOGRAPHY: Paulus ROETTER was listed for 1860-1861 as Teacher of Drawing at the Academic Department, Teacher of Drawing at the Collegiate 
              Department, and Teacher of Drawing in Preparatory Classes of the Faculty.
              !BIOGRAPHY: In Jun 1861, Washington University laid him off due to financial problems from the Civil War and decreased student enrollment.  Zeus, 
              a gym instructor, was also let go. 
              !BIOGRAPHY: On 31 Aug 1861, the drawing of the "Residence and Headquarters of General Fremont" appeared in this issue of "Harper's Weekly 
              Magazine".  On 16 Nov 1861, "General Fremont's Army on the March -- Scene Near Warsaw, Missouri" appeared in "Harper's Weekly Magazine".  On 23 
              Nov 1861, "Indian Scouts in General Lane's Camp" and a portrait of General LANE appeared in "Harper's Weekly Magazine".  The picture had great 
              details of the Delaware Indians' costumes, feathers, plumes, ornaments, and utensils.  There was also another pencil sketch, "General Fremont's 
              Camp at Jefferson City, Missouri".
              !WAR: In the Civil War, Paulus ROETTER served in the Home Guard. 
              !BIOGRAPHY: Sometime in the 1860s Paulus was in Springfield, IL, in the service of the Geological Survey. 
              !RESIDENCE: The 1865 St. Louis City Directory lists Paulus ROETTER, artist, 10 Hickory. 
              !RESIDENCE: The 1866 St. Louis City Directory lists Paulus ROETTEO, landscape painter, 10 Hickory. 
              !BIOGRAPHY: In 1867 Paulus ROETTER went to Cambridge, MA, to work with Louis AGASSIZ for whom he drew biological specimens as an artist in the 
              Harvard Museum. 
              !BIOGRAPHY: In 1869 Paulus ROETTER finished the painting of "Cambridge" which was in the posession of Mrs. J. OBERMEYER in 1928. 
              !RESIDENCE: The 1870 St. Louis City Directory lists Paul ROETTER, architect, 512 Hickory. 
              !CENSUS: 1870 U.S. Census (St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, roll 812, page 237, enum. 14 Jul 1870).  Paul RATTER is 60 years old, artist, $2500 personal 
              estate, born in Bavaria, citizen.  Wife Anna was born in Switzerland, keeps house.  Children are Simon (20), Joshua (18), Ben (11), Daniel (10), 
              Cornelia (8), & John (6). 
              !RESIDENCE: The 1872, 1874, 1875, and 1876, St. Louis City Directories list Paul ROETTER, artist, 512 Hickory. 
              !BIOGRAPHY: In 1876, at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, PA, Paulus ROETTER's ichthyological drawings (done in his work with AGASSIZ) 
              were awarded the highest honors.  They were later exhibited in Paris where they also received the highest recognition. 
              !RESIDENCE: The 1877, 1878, 1879, and 1880 St. Louis City Directories list Paul ROETTER, artist, 512 Hickory Street. 
              !RESIDENCE: The 1881 St. Louis City Directory lists Paulus ROETTER, artist, 512 Hickory Street. 
              !RESIDENCE: The 1882 and 1883-84 St. Louis City Directories list Paul ROETTER, artist, 512 Hickory Street. 
              !BIOGRAPHY: In 1884, Paulus ROETTER retired from his work at Cambridge, MA, and permanently moved back to St. Louis, MO, according to some of the 
              articles  about him. 
              !RESIDENCE: The 1884-85, 1885-86, 1886-87, 1887-88, 1888-89, and 1889-90 St. Louis City Directories list Paul ROETTER, artist, 512 Hickory Street. 
              !RESIDENCE: The 1890-91 St. Louis City Directory lists Paulus ROETTER, arist, 512 Hickory Street. 
              !RESIDENCE: The 1894-95 St. Louis City Directory lists Paul ROETTER, artist, 512 Hickory Street. 
              !DEATH: On 11 Nov 1894, Paulus ROETTER died at the age of 89 years old when he slipped and broke his hip while on his daily walk to Forest Park, 
              St. Louis, Missouri. 
              !QUOTE: "Kaum mag der griffel ansudeuten, den Reichthum der Natur Verschwendung Selbst in dem tiefsten Mereskoth." = "Never can the pen point out 
              the riches of nature that are lavished even in the depths of the sea's slime." 
 sp- Sophie BERNER
       Born - Abt  7 Nov 1819 SWIT
       Mar. - Bef 1836 
       Note - !BIRTH: Letha HARDIN wrote that Sophie was born on November 7.  She was born approximately 1819 or 1820, according to some prior information. 
     2 - Arnold Paul ROETTER
           Born - 1835/1836 SWIT
           Died - Abt 1891 St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
           Note - !MARRIAGE: Arnold Paul ROETTER married Anna Elise SCHMIDT on 2 Feb 1860 in St. Louis.  Marriage performed by Hugo KREBS, witnessed by Franz W. 
                  FORREGE and Dorette RICHTER.  St. Louis Book 10, Page 115. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1865 St. Louis City Directory lists Arnold Paul ROETTER, Capt. 41st Missouri Regiment, 281 Carondelet Avenue. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1869 St. Louis City Directory lists Arnolt ROETTER, produce dealer, 3800 Broadway. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1872 St. Louis City Directory lists Arnold P. ROETTER, salesman for Marshall BROTHERTON, res. rear of 3931 Broadway. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1874 St. Louis City Directory lists Arnold P. ROETTER, foreman for Parker, Spencer & Co., 3937 Broadway. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1875 St. Louis City Directory lists Arnold P. ROETTER, foreman for Parker, Spence & Co. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1876 St. Louis City Directory lists Arnold P. ROETTER, salesman for E.H. Hymers & Co., 3929 Broadway. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1877 St. Louis City Directory lists Arnold P. ROETTER, salesman for E.H. Hymers & Co., rear of 3929 Broadway.
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1878 St. Louis City Directory lists Arnold P. ROETTER, salesman for E.H. Hymers & Co., 3908 Bellefont Road. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1879 St. Louis City Directory lists Arnold P. ROETTER, lumber, 4010 N. 10th. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1880 St. Louis City Directory lists Arnold P. ROETTER, salesman for James Gray & Son, 2817 S. 8th. 
                  !CENSUS: 1880 U.S. Census (St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri.  Vol. 32, E.D. 65, Sheet 38, Line 1).  Arnold ROETTER is 44 years old, traveling 
                  agent, born in Switzerland, father born in Bavaria, mother born in Switzerland.  His wife Elizabeth is 40 years old, born in Prussia, both 
                  parents born in Prussia.  Children listed: Pauline, Attila, Lydia, Walter, Willie, Lycenda, Lizzie, and Ella ROETTER.
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1882 St. Louis City Directory lists Arnold P. ROETTER, clerk for H.S. Falter Manufacturing Co., residing at 2829 S. 8th. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1883-84 St. Louis City Directory lists Arnold P. ROETTER, guard, 2829 S. 8th. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1884-85 St. Louis City Directory lists Arnold ROETTER, guard, 2831 S. 9th. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1885-86 St. Louis City Directory lists Arnold P. ROETTER, foreman, 2831 S. 9th. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1885-86 St. Louis City Directory lists Arnold P. ROETTER, foreman, 2421 Buena Vista. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1887-88 St. Louis City Directory lists Arnold P. ROETTER, lumber, 2421 Buena Vista. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1887-88 St. Louis City Directory lists Arnold P. ROETTER, clerk, 2421 Buena Vista. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1891-92 St. Louis City Directory lists Arnold P. ROETTER, lumber, living at 1816A Lami. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1896-97 St. Louis City Directory lists Paul A. ROETTER, 1924 Hickory Street.  Perhaps instead referring to son Arthur ROETTER?
     sp- Anna Elise SCHMIDT
           Born - 1840 GERM
           Mar. -  2 Feb 1860 St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
           Note - !NAME: "Elizabeth" 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1890-91 St. Louis City Directory lists Elizabeth ROETTER, widow of Arnold, 2421 Buena Vista. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1894-95 St. Louis City Directory lists Elizabeth ROETTER, 1924 Hickory Street. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1900-01 St. Louis City Directory lists Elizabeth A. ROETTER, 1852A Oregon Avenue. 
         3 - Pauline ROETTER
               Born - 1862 MO
         sp-  BENNETT
         3 - Attila ROETTER
               Born - 1863 MO
         3 - Lydia ROETTER
               Born - 1865 MO
         3 - Walter J. ROETTER
               Born - 1867 MO
         3 - William H. ROETTER
               Born - 1869 MO
               Died - Aft 1935 
         3 - Lucenda ROETTER
               Born - 1872 MO
         3 - Elizabeth ROETTER
               Born - 1877 MO
         3 - Etta Marie ROETTER
               Born -  7 Jan 1880 MO
               Died - 20 May 1910 
         sp- Thomas Ambrose QUIRK
         3 - Arthur ROETTER
         3 - Matilda ROETTER
     2 - Gertrude Sophie ROETTER
           Born - Abt 1838 SWIT
           Died - Aft 1880 
     sp- Jacob HIOB
           Born - 1841 Hesse-Darmstadt, GERM
           Mar. - 24 Mar 1866 St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
           Died - Aft 1880 
           Note - !BIOGRAPHY: Kenneth HIOB says that Jacob HIOB was supposed to go into some kind of indentured servitude deal upon arriving in America, but he 
                  jumped ship at New Orleans and made his way up to St. Louis instead. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1865 St. Louis City Directory lists Jacob HIOB, tinsmith, bds. at 49 S. 2nd. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1866 St. Louis City Directory lists Jacob HIOB, tinner for Charles CAJACOB, 49 S. 2nd. 
                  !MARRIAGE: Jacob HIOB married Gertrude Sophie ROETTER on 24 Mar 1866 in St. Louis.  Marriage performed by Charles PICKER, J.P., witnessed by 
                  Charles HINCKLER(?) and Salome ROETTER.  St. Louis Book 12, Page 285. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1867 St. Louis City Directory lists Jacob HIOB, tinner for C. CAJACOT, 215 Mulberry. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1868 St. Louis City Directory lists Jacob HIOB, tinsmith, 215 Mulberry. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1870 St. Louis City Directory lists Jacob HIOB, lampmaker F. Meyrose & Co., Hickory between Carondelet and 7th. 
                  !CENSUS: 1870 U.S. Census (St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, roll 812, page 237, enum. 14 Jul 1870).  Jacob HIOB is 29 years old, works in lamp yeac. 
                  (sp?), $500 personal estate, born in Hesse-Darmstadt.  His wife Gertrude is 29y, born in Switzerland, keeps house.  Children are Louis (2) and 
                  Albert (2/12). 
                 !RESIDENCE: The 1872 St. Louis City Directory lists Jacob HIOB, tinner, 514 Hickory.  Then it lists another Jacob HIOB, tinner F. Meyrose & 
                  Co., 733 S. 4th.  There is also an (unknown) HIOB, barkeeper, bds. 309 S. 2nd. 
                  !CENSUS: 1880 U.S. Census (St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, Vol. 32, E.D. 62, Sheet 11, Line 8).  Jacob HIOB is 39y, born in Hesse-Darmstadt, keeps 
                  tin store (?).  His wife Gertrude is 40y, born in Switzerland, father born in Bavaria, mother born in Switzerland, keeps house.  Children are 
                  Louis (12), Albert (10), Rudolph (7) and Robert (2).  The family lives at 4037 Broadway. 
                  !BURIAL: According to Ken HIOB, Jacob is buried at a cemetery on Balls Ferry Road, outside of Jennings, MO, suburb of St. Louis. 
         3 - Louis HIOB
               Born - 1868 MO
         3 - Albert A. HIOB
               Born - May 1870 MO
               Died - Aft 1939 
         sp- Carrie A.
         3 - Rudolph HIOB
               Born - 1873 MO
         3 - Robert HIOB
               Born - 1878 MO
     2 - Anna Valeria ROETTER
           Born -  9 Nov 1841 Thun, Bern, SWIT
           Died - 24 Sep 1891 St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
           Note - !RESIDENCE: Anna ROETTER was 18 years old on the 1860 census of St. Louis, MO. 
     sp- Philip August MEINBERG
           Born - 22 Apr 1841 Muelhausen, Prevssen, GERM
           Mar. -  1 Oct 1864 St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
           Died - 29 Dec 1896 St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
           Bur. - Bellefontaine Cm, St. Louis, MO
           Son of Johann Gottfried MEINBERG & Christiana Welhelmina BARLOESIUS
           Note - !MARRIAGE: Philip A. MEINBURG, age 23 years, married Anna V. ROETTER, 22 years, on 1 Oct 1864 in St. Louis.  Marriage performed by Charles 
                  PICKER, J.P., witnessed by T.H. and G. ROETTER.  St. Louis Book 11, Page 489. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1865 St. Louis City Directory lists August MEINBERG, bookbinder, St. Joseph between 5th and 6th. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1866 St. Louis City Directory lists August MEINBERG, bookbinder, r. ns. al. between Hickory and Rutgers. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1867 St. Louis City Directory lists Philip A. MEINBERG, foreman of bindery, Republican Office, 518 Hickory. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1869 St. Louis City Directory lists Philip MEINBERG, bookbinder at 411 St. Charles, res. 1244 S. 2nd. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1870 St. Louis City Directory lists Philip A. MEINBERG, bookbinder for R & T.A. Ennis, 1244 S. 2nd. 
                  !CENSUS: 1870 U.S. Census (St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, roll 813, page 651, enum. 2 Jun 1870).  August MEINBERG is 28y, born in Prussia, 
                  bookbinder, $400, citizen.  His wife Anna is 27y, born in Switzerland, keeps house.  Children are Edward (4) and Paul (1). 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1871 St. Louis City Directory lists Phillip A. MEINBERG, bookbinder for C. MORITZ, 1244 S. 2nd. 
                  !CENSUS: 1880 U.S. Census (St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, Vol. 32, E.D. 41, Sheet 30, Line 30).  Phil A. MEINBERG is 40y, born in Prussia, 
                  bookstore.  His wife Anna is 38y, born in Switzerland, father in Bavaria, mother in Switzerland, keeps house.  Children are Edward (15, works 
                  in store), Paul (11), Daniel (10), Joe (7), and Phil A. (2).  Family is 1505 Jackston Street.
                  !BURIAL: Letha HARDIN wrote that Philip MEINBERG was buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.  At the time of his death he lived at 
                  4315 Labadie St. 
         3 - Edward Jacob MEINBURG
               Born - 31 Aug 1865 St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
               Died - 28 Jan 1946 St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
         sp- Anetta Belle GENAIL
               Born - 25 Feb 1868 Victoria, Jefferson, MO
               Died - 22 Jun 1952 St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
         3 - Paul Gottfried MEINBERG
               Born - 19 Jun 1867 St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
         3 - Paul Philip MEINBERG
               Born -  8 Oct 1868 St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
         sp- Anna DROZDA
         3 - Daniel Franz MEINBERG
               Born -  2 Sep 1871 St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
         sp- Sophie MONTGOMERY
         3 - Josua (Joe) MEINBERG
               Born - 25 Jun 1874 St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
         sp- Wilhelmina BUERMANN
         3 - Phil August MEINBERG Jr.
               Born - 18 Jul 1878 St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
 sp- Anna MUEHLEMAN
       Born - 1824 Bern, SWIT
       Mar. - Bef 1845 SWIT
       Died - Aft 1870 MO
       Note - !FAMILY: The 1884-85 St. Louis City Directory lists a Eugene MUEHLEMANN who works at Anheuser-Busch, the place that Ernest CASTELHUN would later 
              work.  This guy, possibly a relative, appears in other directories along with other MUEHLEMANNs, all of whom should be researched.
     2 - Lydia Pauline ROETTER
           Born - 17 Sep 1846 St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
           Died - 13 May 1926 San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
           Bur. - 28 May 1927 Mtn View Cem, Alameda, CA
           Note - !RESIDENCE: Lydia ROETTER was 13 years old on the 1860 census of St. Louis, MO. 
                  !BIOGRAPHY: Coddie FRASER's notes say that Frances TRIMBLE told her that Lydia was very beautiful and was called the "Belle of St. Louis". 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1865 St. Louis City Directory lists Lydia P. ROETTER, teacher at Lafayette School, residing at 10 Hickory Street. 
                  !OCCUPATION: An 11 Dec 1866 letter of resignation (to take effect 21 Dec 1866) to the Board of Directors shows that Lydia P. ROETTER was first 
                  a pupil and then a teacher at the Clark School, St. Louis.  On 3 Jan 1867, she would marry Friedrich Karl CASTELHUN. 
                  !CENSUS: 1920 U.S. Census (San Francisco, San Francisco, CA).  Lydia CASTELHUN is 65 years old.  Children: Carl (37) and Ella (35).  They lied 
                  about their ages since Lydia was actually 75, Carl was 53, and Ella was 52.  Paul TRIMBLE said that Ella was always self-conscious about age.  
                  During World War I, Ella tutored Frances in German while her father was away at war.  One day Frances practiced by saying how old her 
                  grandmother was.  This greatly upset Ella so much that she would no longer teach Frances any German.  Ella didn't think that Frances should 
                  know how old her grandmother was, much less say it out loud! 
                  !DEATH: Grandma Frances' notes say, "Lydia Pauline Roetter Castelhun died in 1926, I believe.  She spent all but the last day or two of her 
                  final illness (a bowel obstruction) at our Spruce St. home.  As I recall, I was a Junior in High School at the time of her death - which would 
                  confirm the 1926 date.  I think we had lived in the Spruce Street house only a short time then."  Other notes say, "... died from bowel 
                  obstruction.  She had a heart condition which made surgery inadvisable." 
                  !OBITUARY: From either the San Francisco Chronicle or Examiner, 15 May 1926, "CASTLEHUN -- In this city, May 13, 1926, Lydia Pauline, widow of 
                  the late Dr. Frederick Karl CASTELHUN, beloved mother of F.C., Ella, Dr. Paul, J. Erwin and the late Walter CASTELHUN, Mrs. M.C. DARNTON of 
                  New York and Ernest CASTELHUN of St. Louis, a native of St. Louis. /// Notice of funeral will appear in Tuesday morning's papers." 
                  !BURIAL: Lydia Pauline CASTELHUN was buried 18 May 1926 at Cypress Lawn, Colma, San Mateo, CA.  On 28 May 1927 she was transferred to Mountain 
                  View Cemetery, Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, Alameda County, CA.  The burial records say that she was 79 years old, born in St. Louis, died in San 
                  Francisco.  Cremated, Plot 5 127 w 1/2, Order #15703.  Record located in Book 10, page 93.
     sp- Friedrich Karl CASTELHUN /Dr.
           Born - 28 Feb 1828 Nordheim, Hesse-Darmstadt, GERM
           Mar. -  3 Jan 1867 St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
           Died -  1 Nov 1905 San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
           Bur. -  7 Apr 1918 Mtn View Cem, Alameda, CA
           Son of Johannes CASTELHUN /Dr. & Anna Maria CHRISTMAN
           Note - !BIRTH-CHRISTENING: According to the Nordheim Lutheran Church records (FHL Europe microfilm #1347137), Frederick Karl CASTELHUN was born at 
                  4:00 am, on 28 Feb 1828, and he was christened on 2 Mar 1828. 
                  !GODPARENTS: Friedrich Karl CASTELHUN, schoolteacher and paternal grandfather.
                  !IMMIGRATION: Came to the United States in 1846. 
                  !BIOGRAPHY: In the 1960s Paul TRIMBLE wrote some short histories based on the oral tradition passed down from his mother Frances.  He wrote, 
                  "Although born of German nobility, he [Friedrich Karl CASTELHUN] nevertheless entertained lofty ideas of justice.  He always felt that the 
                  American Indian was greatly wronged by the principle of Manifest Destiny which robbed the Red Man of his lands.  He was also a staunch 
                  believer in democracy, but at the same time, he never forgot, nor allowed his children to forget, his German heritage.  Partly in tribute to 
                  his new home in democratic America, he declined to use the 'von' in his name after he settled here." 
                  !EDUCATION: Received his MD from the University of Michigan in about 1852 or 1857, later studied in Vienna for two years. 
                  !BIOGRAPHY: Paul TRIMBLE's short history also says, "Doctor CASTELHUN made the acquaintanceship of a number of literary figures, among them 
                  being Mr. L. Frank BAUM, well known as the author of the "OZ" books ("The Wizard of Oz", etc.).  Another acquantanceship of his was Rutherford 
                  B. HAYES, 19th President of the United States.  Mr. HAYES coached my great-grandfather in English while my great-grandfather coached Mr. HAYES 
                  in German."
                  !WAR: Civil War, served as a surgeon -- 2nd Regiment, United States Reserve Corps of Missouri Volunteer Infantry 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1864 St. Louis City Directory lists Freidrick C. CASTELHUN, physician, 139 Carondelet Avenue.
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1865 St. Louis City Directory lists F. Charles CASTELHUN, physician, 139 Carondelet Avenue. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1866 St. Louis City Directory lists Frederic Charles CASTELHUN, physician, 139 Carondelet Avenue. 
                  !MARRIAGE: F.C. CASTELHUN, 38 years old, married Lida Pauline ROETTER, 20 years old, on 3 Jan 1867 in St. Louis, MO.  Marriage performed by 
                  Charles PICKER, J.P., witnessed by John CASTELHUN and Paulus ROETTER.  St. Louis Book 12, Page 555. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1867 St. Louis City Directory lists F.C. CASTELHUN, physician, 1833 S. 7th. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1868 St. Louis City Directory lists Carl CASTELHUHN, physician, 1833 S. 7th. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1869 St. Louis City Directory lists F.G. CASTELHUN, physician, 1833 S. 7th.
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1870 St. Louis City Directory lists F.C. CASTELHUN, physician, 1831 S. 7th. 
                  !CENSUS: 1870 U.S. Census (St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri.  Ward 02, page 443).  F.C. CASTELHUN was 42y, born in Hesse, a doctor, MD.  His 
                  wife Lydia was 22y, born in MO.  Children listed: F.C. and Ella CASTELHUN.  Also living with the family were John CASTELHUN (79) and M.A. 
                  CASTELHUN (66).  There is also a servant Emelie SHRULER (?), born in Canada, and an Emmie BIEDEMAN from Saxony who works as a household nurse.
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1871 St. Louis City Directory lists Frederick C. CASTELHUN, physician, 1833 S. 7th. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1872 St. Louis City Directory lists Frederick C. CASTELHUHID, physician, 1833 S. 7th. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1873 St. Louis City Directory lists F.C. CASTELHUN, physician, 1833 S. 7th. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1874 St. Louis City Directory lists F. Carl CASTELHUN, physician, 1833 S. 7th. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1875 St. Louis City Directory lists Charles F. CASTELHUN, physician, 1833 S. 7th.
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1876 St. Louis City Directory lists Frederick CASTELHUN, physician, 1833 S. 7th. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The CASTELHUN family lived in San Francisco, CA, at least from before Aug 1877 (possibly back to Nov 1875) and and moved back to 
                  St. Louis before February 1878. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1878 St. Louis City Directory lists Charles F. CASTELHUN, physician, 705 Lafayette. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1879 St. Louis City Directory lists Frederick C. CASTELHUN, physician, 703 Lafayette. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1880 St. Louis City Directory lists Charles F. CASTELHUN, physician, 810 Hickory. 
                  !CENSUS: 1880 U.S. Census (St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri.  Vol. 31, E.D. 21, Sheet 38, Line 10, enum. 11 Jun 1880, #1).  F.C. CASTELHUN is 
                  50y, born in Hesse-Darmstadt, doctor of medicine.  His wife Lydia is 34y, born in St. Louis, father born in Bavaria, mother born in 
                  Switzerland.  Children listed: Carl, Ella, Maida, Ernst, and Paul.  Also listed is family servant Catherine SANDGRAF, 22y, born in St. Louis, 
                  father born in Hesse-Darmstadt, mother born in Baden. 
                  !CENSUS: 1880 U.S. Census (St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri. Vol. 42, E.D. 406, Sheet 14, Line 3, enum. 12 Nov 1880, #2).  All the information 
                  on the "Charley CASTELHUN" family is the same as enumeration #1 except that now it lists Lydia's father as born in Switzerland instead of 
                  Bavaria, and Ernest CASTELHUN is shown as born in California instead of Missouri.  Catherine SANDGRAF is gone, but instead there are (1) a 
                  visiting teacher, Anna STROTHOTTE, 40y, born in Bavaria, widowed, and (2) a family servant, Katharina MIDS, 23y, born in Missouri, both 
                  parents born in Prussia. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1881 St. Louis City Directory lists Charles F. CASTELHUN, physician at 1542 Carondelet Avenue, r. Oregon Avenue near Osceola.
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1882 St. Louis City Directory lists Frederick C. CASTELHUN, physician at 1544 Carondelet Avenue, r. east side of Oregon Avenue
                  near Osceola. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1883-84 St. Louis City Directory lists F.C. CASTELHUN, physician at 1544 Carondelet Avenue, residing at the north side of 
                  Keokuk Avenue near Iowa Avenue. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1884-85 St. Louis City Directory lists F. Carl CASTELHUN, physician at 1544 South Broadway, residing at Keokuk Avenue near 
                  Iowa Avenue.
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1885-86 St. Louis City Directory lists F. Carl CASTELHUN, physician at 1544 South Broadway, r. at Iowa Avenue near Keokuk.
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1886-87 St. Louis City Directory lists F. Charles CASTELHUN, physician at 229 S. Jefferson Avenue.
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1899 San Francisco City Directory lists F. Carl CASTELHUN, a physician at 935 Market, residing at 1046 Valencia Street. 
                  !CENSUS: 1900 U.S. Census (San Francisco, San Francisco, California.  Vol. 30, E.D. 111, Sheet 4, Line 57).  Fred C. CASTELHUN is 72y, born 
                  Feb 1828 Germany, physician, renting a home, immigrated to the U.S. in 1846, was naturalized as an alien, and has been in the U.S. for 54 
                  years.  His wife Lydia P. was born Sept 1846 in Missouri, married 32 years.  Children listed: Fred C. (lawyer), Ella (schoolteacher), Paul R. 
                  (at college), Erwin (at college), and Walter CASTELHUN (at school). 
                  !HONORS: The following is from the 23 Jun 1900 issue of the San Francisco Chronicle -- "SPECIMEN OF LOCAL ART / Bronze Tablet in Honor of Dr. 
                  CASTELHUN /// When the seventieth birthday of Dr. Friedrich Karl CASTELHUN, the noted German-American poet of this city, was publicly 
                  celebrated his friends and admirers subscribed to a fund for the purpose of having his celebrated poem, 'Pflegt die Deutsche Sprache,' cast in 
                  bronze and the tablet presented to the German-American Normal College at Milwaukee.  The tablet has just been finished and is on exhibition at 
                  213 Kearny street.  It is a magnificent piece of the sculptor's art, the work of M.P. NIELSEN.  A bust of Dr. CASTELHUN in relief surmounts 
                  the tablets, while the poem, with an appropriate dedication, fills the entire space of the tablet, which is 22 by 33 inches." 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1905 San Francisco City Directory lists F. Karl CASTELHUN, a physician residing at 1078 Valencia Street. 
                  !DEATH: Frederick Karl CASTELHUN died 1 Nov 1905 at 1078 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA.  He died of "Pott's Disease" (which he'd had 
                  since August 1904), contributing "chr. pulm. [unreadable]". 
                  !OBITUARY: From either the San Francisco Examiner or Chronicle, 3 Nov 1905, "CASTELHUN -- In this city, November 1, Dr. Frederick Karl 
                  CASTELHUN, beloved husband of Lydia P. CASTELHUN, and father of F. Carl, Ernest, Dr. Paul, Erwin, Walter, Ella and Maida CASTELHUN, and 
                  brother of Mrs. Louise CADDY, F.J., J.C. and the late Marie CASTELHUN and the late Mrs. August WEIDENBACH, a native of Nordheim, 
                  Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, aged 77 years, 8 months and 4 days.  (St. Louis papers please copy.) /// Friends are respectfully invited to attend 
                  the funeral services Friday, November 3, at 10 o'clock, at 1078 Valencia street.  Cremation, Odd Fellows Cemetery." 
                  !BURIAL: Friedrich Karl CASTELHUN was originally buried 3 November 1905 at the I.O.O.F. Crematory on Mission Street in San Francisco, 
                  California, by undertaker H.F. Maass Co.  In 1918 he was transferred to (or buried at) Mountain View Cemetery, Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, 
                  Alameda County, California.  The burial records says that he was age 77y, 8m, 4d.  He died 1 Nov 1905 in San Francisco from "Pott's Disease".  
                  Cremated, Plot 5 127 w 1/2, order #2685.  Book 8, page 127.  Scott TRIMBLE visited the cemetery on 12 Jan 1994 and 13 Jan 1996.
         3 - Frederick Carl CASTELHUN Jr.
               Born - 14 Jul 1867 St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
               Died -  7 Jan 1940 Oakland, Alameda, CA
               Bur. -  9 Jan 1940 Mtn View Cem, Alameda, CA
         3 - Ella CASTELHUN
               Born - 31 Oct 1868 St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
               Died - 30 Dec 1961 San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
               Bur. -  2 Jan 1962 Mtn View Cem, Alameda, CA
         3 - Rudolph CASTELHUN
               Born -  3 Nov 1870 St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
               Died - 22 Aug 1877 San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
         3 - Maida CASTELHUN
               Born - 11 Dec 1872 St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
               Died - 12 Dec 1940 San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
               Bur. - 14 Dec 1940 Mtn View Cem, Alameda, CA
         sp- Frank Gelett BURGESS
               Born - 30 Jan 1866 Boston, Suffolk, MA
               Mar. - Not Married
               Died - 17 Sep 1951 Carmel, Monterey, CA
         sp- Charles M. DARNTON
               Born - Bef 1872 
               Mar. - 24 May 1906 New York, New York, NY, divorced
               Died - 1941 
         3 - Ernest CASTELHUN
               Born - 26 Nov 1875 San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
               Died - 13 Jul 1937 St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
               Bur. - 21 Mar 1940 Mtn View Cem, Alameda, CA
         sp- Anna Gertrude MUELLER
               Died - Abt Jun 1927 St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
         3 - Paul Roetter CASTELHUN /Dr.
               Born - 19 Feb 1878 St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
               Died - 16 Dec 1969 San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
         sp- Minnie Elizabeth CASE
               Born -  4 Oct 1879 San Bernardino, CA
               Mar. - 11 Mar 1908 Sacramento, Sacramento, CA
               Died -  4 Apr 1936 San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
               Dau of Marion Fletcher CASE & Harriet Maria SIMMONS
         sp- Lucy B. SMITH
               Born - 18 Oct 1891 
               Died - 30 Jun 1983 San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
         3 - Johannes Erwin CASTELHUN
               Born -  8 Nov 1880 St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
               Died - 22 Aug 1969 San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
         sp- Clara Belle TURPIN
               Born - 26 Feb 1885 San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
               Mar. -  8 Feb 1911 San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
               Died - 17 Aug 1955 San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
               Bur. - 19 Aug 1955 Cypress Lawn Cem, San Mateo, CA
               Dau of Frederick Light TURPIN & Isabella MCNEW
         3 - Walter CASTELHUN
               Born - Dec 1889 San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
               Died -  9 Jan 1919 San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
               Bur. -  2 Jul 1919 Mtn View Cem, Alameda, CA
     2 - Susanna Salome ROETTER
           Born - 17 Oct 1848 St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
           Died - Aft 1880 
           Note - !BIRTH: Letha HARDIN wrote that Salome's first name was Susanna and that she was born on 17 October 1848.  I had estimated 1848 based on 
                  census information. 
                  !RESIDENCE: Salome ROETTER was 11 years old on the 1860 census of St. Louis, MO. 
     sp- Edward L. MUELLER
           Born - 1840 MO
           Mar. - 23 Mar 1869 St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
           Died - Aft 1880 
           Note - !RESIDENCE: The 1866 St. Louis City Directory lists Edward L. MUELLER, Mueller & Fisher, Carondelet Avenue between Soulard and Lafayette. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1867 St. Louis City Directory lists Edward L. MUELLER, Carondelet Avenue between Soulard and Lafayette.
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1868 St. Louis City Directory lists Edward L. MUELLER, com. mer. and provision dealer, 211 Pine, r. es. Carondelet Avenue 
                  between Lafayette and Soulard. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1869 St. Louis City Directory lists Edward L. MUELLER, commission merchant at 211 Pine, residing at the east side of 
                  Carondelet Avenue between Lafayette and Soulard. 
                  !MARRIAGE: Eduard L. MUELLER married Sallie ROETTER on 23 Mar 1869 in St. Louis, MO.  Marriage performed by H. BRASCHLER.  St. Louis Book 14, 
                  Page 61.
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1870 St. Louis City Directory lists Edward L. MUELLER, com. mer. at 211 Pine, 1718 S. 2nd. 
                  !CENSUS: 1870 U.S. Census (St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, roll 811, page 442, enum. 4 Jun 1870).  E.L. MUELLER is 30 years old, born in MO, both 
                  parents foreign, a merchant commissioner.  His wife Salome is 25, born in MO, keeps house.  Daughter Ida is 5/12, born in January.  Also in 
                  the household are servants Marie KARSA (?), 16y, Bohemia, and Lydia LAMPA (?), 21y (?), Bohemia. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1871 St. Louis City Directory lists Edward L. MUELLER, com. mer. at 211 Pine, 1503 S. 9th. 
                  !CENSUS: 1880 U.S. Census (St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, Vol. 32, E.D. 60, Sheet 1, Line 1, enum. 1 Jun 1880).  Edward L. MUELLER is 39y, born in 
                  St. Louis, parents born in Saxony, com. merchant.  His wife Salie is 29y, born in St. Louis, father born in Baden, mother born in Switzerland, 
                  keeps house.  Children are Ida (10), Annie (8), and Ella (2).  There is also a servant Mary BORUGESSER (sp?), 17y, born in St. Louis, parents 
                  born in Germany.  Family is at 4445? Decatur Street. 
         3 - Ida A. MUELLER
               Born - Jan 1870 St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
         3 - Annie MUELLER
               Born - 1872 St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
         3 - Ella MUELLER
               Born - 1878 St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
     2 - Simon ROETTER
           Born -  9 Jun 1850 St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
           Died - Aft 1883 
           Note - !BIRTH: Letha HARDIN wrote that Simon was born on 9 Jun 1850.  I had estimated 1849 based on census information. 
                  !RESIDENCE: Simon ROETTER was 11 years old on the 1860 census of St. Louis, MO. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1867 St. Louis City Directory lists Simeon ROETTER, tinner for C. CAJACOB, 208 2nd. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1869 St. Louis City Directory lists Samuel ROETTER, porter for Edward L. MUELLER, res. Hickory near Carondelet Avenue. 
                  !RESIDENCE: Simon ROETTER was 20y, store clerk, on the 1870 census of St.Louis, MO. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1871 St. Louis City Directory lists S. ROETTER, clerk for E.L. MUELLER, 512 Hickory. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1872 St. Louis City Directory lists Simon ROETTER, porter for Billings & Stevens, 512 Hickory. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1874 St. Louis City Directory lists Simon ROETTER, bookkeeper, bds. 512 Hickory. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1875 St. Louis City Directory lists Simon ROETTER, student at Jones' Commerical College, 512 Hickory. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1878 St. Louis City Directory lists Simon ROETTER, artist, 512 Hickory. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1879 St. Louis City Directory lists Simon ROETTER, bookkeeper for Missouri Glass Co., 512 Hickory. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1881 St. Louis City Directory lists Simon ROETTER, assistant bookkeeper for Emil WACHTER, residing at 512 Hickory Street.
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1883-84 St. Louis City Directory lists Simon ROETTER, bookkeeper for E.L. Mueller & Co., 512 Hickory Street. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1888-89 St. Louis City Directory lists Samuel ROETTER, pedlar, residing at 711 Biddle.
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1897-98 St. Louis City Directory lists Samuel ROETTER, laborer, 512 Hickory Street. 
     2 - Joshua Elias (Joseph) ROETTER
           Born - 23 Jan 1852 St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
           Died - 15 Mar 1933 
           Note - !BIRTH: Letha HARDIN wrote that Joshua's first name was Elias and that he was born on 23 Jan 1852.  I had known his middle initial was E. and 
                  had estimated 1852 based on census information. 
                  !RESIDENCE: Josua ROETTER was 8 years old on the 1860 census of St. Louis, MO.
                  !RESIDENCE: Joshua ROETTER was 18 years old on the 1870 census of St. Louis, MO. 
                  !OCCUPATION: The 1870 census lists Joshua ROETTER as a store clerk. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1871 St. Louis City Directory lists Joseph ROETTER, driver for E.L. MUELLER, 512 Hickory.
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1872 St. Louis City Directory lists Joseph E. ROETTER, bookkeeper for Edward MUELLER, 512 Hickory. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1873 St. Louis City Directory lists Joseph ROETTER, clerk for Edward L. MUELLER, 514 Hickory. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1875 St. Louis City Directory lists Joseph E. ROETTER, bookkeeper for Edward L. MUELLER, 512 Hickory. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1875 St. Louis City Directory lists Joseph ROETTER, clerk, bds. 512 Hickory. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1880 St. Louis City Directory lists Joshua ROETTER, mess. House of Delegates. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1881 St. Louis City Directory lists Joshua E. ROETTER, clerk, boards at 512 Hickory Street.
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1882 St. Louis City Directory lists Joseph ROETTER, driver, 112 S. 20th. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1883-84 St. Louis City Directory lists Joseph ROETTER, packing, 512 Hickory Street. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1890-91 St. Louis City Directory lists Joseph ROETTER, porter, living at 1100 S. 4th. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1897-98 St. Louis City Directory lists Joseph ROETTER, oysters at 2351 Market. 
                  !BIRTH: Letha HARDIN wrote that Joshua died 15 Mar 1933.  I only have record of him up until 1897 so far.
     2 - Benjamin ROETTER
           Born -  3 Jan 1859 St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
           Died - 24 May 1904 
           Note - !BIRTH: Letha HARDIN wrote that Benjamin was born 3 Jan 1859.  I had estimated 1858 based on census records. 
                  !RESIDENCE: Benjamin ROETTER was 1 1/2 years old on the 1860 census of St. Louis, MO. 
                  !RESIDENCE: Ben ROETTER was 11 years old on the 1870 census of St. Louis, MO.
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1877 St. Louis City Directory lists Benjamin ROETTER, clerk, 512 Hickory. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1878 St. Louis City Directory lists Benjamin ROETTER, salesman for C. Lee BYRNE, 512 Hickory. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1879 St. Louis City Directory lists Benjamin ROETTER, salesman for C. Lee BYRNE, 512 Hickory. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1880 St. Louis City Directory lists Benjamin ROETTER, tinner, 512 Hickory. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1881 St. Louis City Directory lists Benjamin ROETTER, porter, 512 Hickory. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1883-84 St. Louis City Directory lists Benjamin ROETTER, clerk, 512 Hickory Street. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1884-85 St. Louis City Directory lists Benjamin ROETTER, agent, 512 Hickory Street. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1885-86 St. Louis City Directory lists Benjamin ROETTER, clerk, 512 Hickory Street. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1886-87 St. Louis City Directory lists Benjamin ROETTER, packer, 512 Hickory Street. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1888-89 St. Louis City Directory lists Benjamin ROETTER, clerk, 512 Hickory Street. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1889-90 St. Louis City Directory lists Benjamin ROETTER, packer, 512 Hickory Street. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1890-91 St. Louis City Directory lists Benjamin ROETTER, clerk, n512 Hickory Street. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1894-95 St. Louis City Directory lists Benjamin ROETTER, oysters, 2218 Pine. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1895-96 St. Louis City Directory lists Benjamin ROETTER, confectionary at 2351 Market. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1896-97 St. Louis City Directory lists Benjamin ROETTER, oysters at 2351 Market.
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1897-98 St. Louis City Directory lists Benjamin ROETTER, oysters at 2351 Market. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1899-1900 St. Louis City Directory lists Benjamin ROETTER, driver, living at 2351 Market. 
                  !BIRTH: Letha HARDIN wrote that Benjamin died 24 May 1904.  I only have record of him up to 1900. 
     2 - Daniel ROETTER
           Born - 21 Jun 1860 St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
           Died -  7 Apr 1910 MT
           Bur. - Roundup, Musselshell, MT
           Note - !BIRTH: Virginia (ROETTER) MEI wrote that Daniel was born 21 Jun 1860. 
                  !RESIDENCE: Daniel ROETTER was 10 years old on the 1870 census of St. Louis, MO. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1879, 1881, 1882, 1883-84, 1884-85, and 1885-86 St. Louis City Directories list Daniel ROETTER, artist, 512 Hickory Street.
                  !FAMILY: Daniel and Albina also had a set of twins who died at birth. 
                  !BIOGRAPHY: From Virginia (ROETTER) MEI in a letter to Scott TRIMBLE, 1 July 1996 -- "Daniel + Albina took their large brood to Roundup, 
                  Montana, in 1910 (March) by train from Chicago.  The government offered families a piece of land if they would come out to Montana, work up 
                  the land + live there.  All the kids were young, my father [William] being only 10 yrs old.  When they got there it was horribly cold + snowy 
                  + they had to pitch a tent in which to live.  They had 1 horse for transportation + had to keep the horse in the tent with them so it wouldn't 
                  freeze to death outdoors.  They were there just a short time when my grandfather Daniel got very sick with a goiter problem.  The 2 older sons
                  (Paul + Elmer) had to get on the horse + travel miles looking for a farm house where they could get help for their sick father.  The farmer 
                  brought his wagon to the tent, they put Grandpa in the wagon + took him to the nearest town which was Roundup, Montana -- a few hours trip, 
                  but Grandpa was too sick + died soon after they arrived.  The town of Roundup had something like our modern day garage + bake sale to earn 
                  money to give to Albina so she could take the train back to Chicago with the children after they buried Daniel in the Roundup Cemetary.  The 2
                  elder sons stayed for about 6 months + worked in town to pay for Daniel's funeral expenses.  So that is how Paulus' son Daniel died (age 49)."
     sp- Albina GERBER
           Born -  9 Oct 1864 Kladne, Austria-Hungary
           Died -  6 Sep 1936 Grand Haven, Ottawa, MI
           Bur. - Lake Forest Cem, Ottawa, MI
           Note - !BIRTH: Daughter of Mark GERBER and Josephine. 
                  !MARRIAGE: After Daniel ROETTER's death, Albina married an abusive man a year later.  According to Virginia (ROETTER) MEI, he was so bad the 
                  two older sons threatened him his life if he did not leave, which he eventually did.  A few years later Albina remarried again to a very nice 
                  man, John BOTBYL, with whom she lived to old age, no chldren. 
         3 - Elmer ROETTER
               Born - 21 Apr 1889 
               Died - 18 Jun 1978 
         sp- Edna BOUPAY
               Born - Chicago, Cook, IL
               Died - 1926 
         3 - Mildred ROETTER
               Born - 11 Feb 1891 
               Died - 27 Sep 1962 
         sp- William WETTERMAN
               Mar. - Abt 1909 Chicago, Cook, IL
         sp- Fred TRENT
         3 - Paul ROETTER
               Born - 28 Jul 1894 Chicago, Cook, IL
               Died -  9 Mar 1977 
               Bur. - Fort Meigs Cem, Wood, OH
         sp- Olive PESHEK
               Born - 12 Feb 1894 
               Mar. - 1919 Chicago, Cook, IL
               Died - Abt 1926 Silver City, Grant, NM
         sp- Anna Matilda GILSON
               Born - 21 Nov 1896 Chicago, Cook, IL
               Mar. - 28 Jul 1928 Chicago, Cook, IL
               Died - 17 Mar 1987 Perrysburg, Wood, OH
               Bur. - Fort Meigs Cem, Wood, OH
         3 - William ROETTER
               Born - 16 Nov 1899 Chicago, Cook, IL
               Died -  1 Aug 1980 Park Ridge, Cook, IL
               Bur. - Chicago, Cook, IL
         sp- Dorothy SCHMIDT
               Born - 16 Jul 1901 Chicago, Cook, IL
               Mar. - 30 Jun 1923 
               Died - 21 Mar 1978 Chicago, Cook, IL
         3 - Doris ROETTER
               Born - 18 Feb 1907 Chicago, Cook, IL
               Died - 1990 
               Bur. - Grand Haven, Ottawa, MI
         sp- Jacob TOXOPEUS
               Born - 12 Sep 1905 
               Mar. - 27 Nov 1929 Muskegon, Muskegon, MI
               Died -  3 Sep 1986 
     2 - Cornelia ROETTER
           Born - 31 Jan 1862 St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
           Died -  4 Nov 1936 
           Note - !BIRTH: Letha HARDIN wrote that "Cornelie" was born 31 Jan 1862.  I had estimated 1862 based on census records. 
                  !RESIDENCE: Cornelia ROETTER was 8y on the 1870 census of St. Louis, MO. 
                  !RESIDENCE: The 1899-1900 St. Louis City Directory lists Cornelia ROETTER, 512 Hickory Street. 
                  !DEATH: A letter, dated 2 Jun 1927, to Ernest from Maida CASTELHUN refers to Aunt Nell. 
                  !RESIDENCE: According to a 16 Jun 1935 St. Louis Daily Globe-Democrat article about Paulus ROETTER, Nellie OBERMEYER was then still living.
                  !BIRTH: Letha HARDIN wrote that Cornelia died 4 Nov 1936 and that Mr. OBERMEYER's first name was Joseph. 
     sp- Joseph OBERMEYER
           Mar. - Aft 1899 
     2 - John ROETTER
           Born - 1864 St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
           Died - Aft 1870 
           Note - !RESIDENCE: John ROETTER was 6 years old on the 1870 census of St. Louis, MO. 
     2 - (unknown)
         3 - Mrs. Edwin J. GOULD
               Note - !RESIDENCE: According to a 16 Jun 1935 St. Louis Daily Globe-Democrat article about Paulus ROETTER, Mrs. Edwin J. GOULD was living at the 
                      Congress Hotel. 
         3 - (family) MUELLER
               Note - !FAMILY: According to some old letters, Lydia (ROETTER) CASTELHUN had some MUELLER relatives living in San Jose, Santa Clara County, CA. 
         3 - Mrs. Thomas J. NASH
               Note - !RESIDENCE: According to a 16 Jun 1935 St. Louis Daily Globe-Democrat article about Paulus ROETTER, Mrs. Thomas J. NASH, granddaughter of 
                      Paulus, was living at 6123 McPherson Avenue. 
         3 - Adolph ROETTER
               Note - !MARRIAGE: Adolph ROTTER married Mary SCHILDER on 6 Jul 1858, St. Louis, MO. 
         3 - Charles ROETTER
               Note - !RESIDENCE: The 1880 St. Louis City Directory lists Charles ROETTER, cigars, bds. 315 S. 2nd. 
         3 - Frank ROETTER
               Note - !RESIDENCE: The 1878 St. Louis City Directory lists Frank ROETTER, bartender, bds. 108 N. 5th. 
         3 - George ROETTER
               Note - !RESIDENCE: The 1867 St. Louis City Directory lists George ROETTER, shoemaker, 607 S. 2nd. 
         3 - Louis ROETTER
               Note - !RESIDENCE: The 1889-90 St. Louis City Directory lists Louis ROETTER, blacksmith, boards at 816 Montgomery. 
         3 - Marie ROETTER
               Note - !MARRIAGE: Marie ROETTER married Johann BACH on 21 Nov 1865, St. Louis, MO. 
         3 - Mrs. Mary ROETTER
               Note - !RESIDENCE: The 1890-91 St. Louis City Directory lists Mary ROETTER, widow of John, living at 209 Plum. 
         3 - Pius ROETTER
               Note - !RESIDENCE: The 1883-84 St. Louis City Directory lists Pius ROETTER, cabinet maker, 2228 Julia. 
         3 - Mrs. W. STORK
               Note - !FAMILY: According to some old letters, Mrs. W. STORK, 1815 Kennett Place, St. Louis, MO, was a cousin of Lydia (ROETTER) CASTELHUN.


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