Monday, September 19, 2011

Guest blogger, Greg Farino and The Dueber Family Genealogy

Greg Farino's great grandfather, Phillip Klaus and his family.  Mr. Klaus started working for Dueber-Hampden Watch Works shortly after its inception in Newport, Kentucky and stayed with the company after it had moved to Canton, Ohio. He worked there until his death in 1909.

 
This month’s blog walks us through John C. Dueber’s family history and is written by Greg Farino. Greg is from Michigan and is an amateur genealogist who has been working on his own personal genealogy for 17 years.

His interest in Dueber Hampden all started after learning that his maternal great grandfather, Philipp Klaus worked for the company as a watch case maker and later a watch inspector (image above). Mr. Klaus started working for the company shortly after its inception in Newport, Kentucky and stayed with the company after it had moved to Canton, Ohio. He worked there until his death in 1909.

In addition, Greg is also helping with questions on the Dueber-Hampden Watch Works Facebook. He has been quite successful in uncovering information about the Dueber Family Tree.

Thanks Greg for this blog edition.



John Carl Dueber comes to America
John Carl Dueber was born in Netphen, Kreis Siegen, Prussia, Germany on January 25, 1841, was baptized, January 27, 1841 in Netphen, Westfahlen, Prussia  (Family History Library).

John was the oldest of six children born to Johannes and Katharina Schmitt Dueber. Three of his siblings (names unknown) all died in infancy in Prussia. His sister Maria Paulina (Pauline), born October 12, 1843, and his brother Hermann, born March 4, 1848. Hermann is believed to have died in Germany prior to the family leaving for the United States.

John arrived in New York with his parents and sister aboard a ship called the Herder which departed from Bremen, Germany and arrived in New York on October 20, 1853 (See ship log below). The date of departure from Germany is unknown as all of the records were destroyed. The ship record indicates that their final destination was Cincinnati, Ohio. It is unknown as to why the family picked Cincinnati as their destination.

There have been several articles written about John which stated that he was 9 years old when he arrived in the United States. This is not true; he was 12 years old as the ship record indicates. This information is easily verified by the fact that he was born in 1841 and arrived in the USA in 1853.
  
John arrived in New York with his parents and sister aboard a ship called the Herder which departed from Bremen, Germany and arrived in New York on October 20, 1853.  The ship record indicates that their final destination was Cincinnati, Ohio.

Maria Paulina (Pauline) Dueber --Sister of John C. Dueber
Maria Paulina (Pauline) Dueber was born October 13, 1843 in Netphen, Westfahlen, Prussia. She married Henry Hoffman on August 11, 1874 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. They had 5 children, all of which died young. Maria Paulina (Pauline)died on Nov 2, 1906 in Canton Stark County, Ohio and was buried in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Place of burial is unknown.

Dueber's father and mother pass away
Records of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Cincinnati, Ohio indicate that on August 17, 1854, Johannes Dueber (John's father) died. The cause of death or burial location is not listed. Cemetery records of the cemeteries I have contacted in the Cincinnati area has revealed nothing. This does not conclusively mean he isn't buried in one of those cemeteries. It's not unusual for cemetery records from that time period to not reflect burials. I do however believe that he is buried in an unmarked grave in St John's German Catholic Cemetery, St. Bernard Township (Cincinnati), Hamilton County, Ohio as this is the same cemetery his wife Katharina is buried in.


In 1860 John, his mother Katherine and sister Paulina were living in the household of Mr. Joseph Jones and his family. According to the 1860 U.S. census, John's occupation is listed as a 'goldsmith'. The surname is shown as Dower, not Dueber. Misspellings of names, especially surnames on census records was/is very common as the census takers rarely (if ever) asked how the name was spelled. They simply wrote it down as it sounded to them. This type of thing is how the Soundex System (sounds like) came to be. (Source: 1860 United States Census, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, 15th Ward).

On September 13, 1867, John's mother, Katharina Schmitt Dueber passed away. Her funeral services were held at Saint Clement Catholic Church in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. A death notice for Katharina was published on page 4 in a German newspaper called the Cincinnati Volksfreund on September 14, 1867. (Image below). She was buried in St John's German Catholic Cemetery, St. Bernard Township (Cincinnati), Hamilton County, Ohio.
A death notice for Katharina was published on page 4 in a German newspaper called the Cincinnati Volksfreund on September 14, 1867.


John Dueber marries Mary A. Daller
On May 23, 1865 John married Mary A. Daller, daughter of John and Teresa Keihl Daller at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral,Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.

The Duebers begin a Family

On April 4, 1866 their first child, Pauline Josephine Dueber was born in Cincinnati. Pauline died on September 22, 1947 in Canton, Stark County, Ohio and was buried in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. She never married.

In 1867 their second child, Helen Dueber was born. Helen died at the age of 3 of unknown causes in 1870 and was buried in St John's German Catholic Cemetery, St. Bernard Township (Cincinnati), Hamilton County, Ohio.

In 1869 their third child, John Dueber was born but died as an infant in 1870. He was buried in St John's German Catholic Cemetery, St. Bernard Township (Cincinnati), Hamilton County, Ohio.


On March 5, 1871 their fourth child, Joseph C. Dueber was born in Newport, Campbell County, Kentucky. It is believed that Joseph was to eventually become the President of the company after his father's passing. However, on December 31, 1899 in Canton, Stark County, Ohio, Joseph passed away from complications of pneumonia which he had suffered from for many years. He was buried in St John's German Catholic Cemetery, St. Bernard Township (Cincinnati), Hamilton County, Ohio. He never married.

John became a naturalized American citizen on July 21, 1871 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.

In 1873 their fifth child, Eleanor Dueber was born but died as an infant in 1873. She was buried in St John's German Catholic Cemetery, St. Bernard Township (Cincinnati), Hamilton County, Ohio.

On July 21, 1874 their sixth child, Albert Miles Dueber was born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Albert became president of the Dueber/Hampden Watch Company after the death of his father. On October 15, 1907, Albert married Jane H. Hollinshead in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. They had 2 children, Mary Jane, 1908‐2003 and Estella Josephine, 1911‐2010. Their marriage ended in divorce. Albert died on April 20, 1945 in Canton, Stark County, Ohio and was buried in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.

On December 21, 1876 their seventh child, John C. Dueber Jr. was born. He died as an infant in Newport, Campbell County, Kentucky on July 15, 1877 from congestion of the brain. He was buried in St John's German Catholic Cemetery, St. Bernard Township (Cincinnati), Hamilton County, Ohio.

In 1881 their eighth child, Clarence Dueber was born but died as an infant in 1881. He was buried in St John's German Catholic Cemetery, St. Bernard Township (Cincinnati), Hamilton County, Ohio.

On December 8, 1885 their ninth and final child, Estella Marie Dueber was born in Newport, Campbell County, Kentucky. Estella married Albert L. Joliet at St. John's Catholic Church in Canton, Stark County, Ohio on February 6, 1912. They had 3 children, Pauline Marie, John Charles and Albert Louis. Estella died November 26, 1976 in Canton, Stark County, Ohio and was buried in St. John's Catholic Cemetery in Canton, Stark County, Ohio.


The Dueber family tree shows John Dueber's  ancestors back to his 2nd great grandparents and descendants up to the children of his youngest daughter. It does not show any of his aunts and uncles.









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The NAWCC 2011 Ward Francillon Time Symposium, is on October 20 – 22, 2011, at the Cincinnati Airport Marriott at Hebron, Kentucky. If you happened to be in the area, we hope to see you there.

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Sources:
Family History Library, Geburten, Heiraten, Tote 1841-1853 Geburten 1854 Film #: 995291

Graphics & images:  Greg Farino, owner.

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2 comments:

  1. Also interested in Dueber history.
    George Dueber

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    1. Hi Mr. Dueber, I haven't forgotten about you. Thanks for being patience. Will be in touch.

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