Born: Aug.13,1850 Rynarzewo
Bapt. Aug. 18,1850
Witnesses: Eduard Zillmmer, Louise Wienkauf, August Bartung
Father - Einwohner
Entry # 271/1850 page 320-321
On 25 September 1852 her mother Louise Bonau Fermazin died of cholera along with her sister, Henriette in Labischin, Posen, Prussia.
Her siblings were:
Stephan Carl born 15 October 1847 in Labischen and who emigrated to America.
Henriette born 9, October 1843 who died of cholera 27 September 1852. ,
August born 12 September 1841 who married Ernestine Kurtz and stayed behind in Kawiesezewo, Posen.
We are not sure when Caroline came to the USA. Her nieces came in 1896 and siblings by her father Friedrich Fermazin and Caroline Hartwig came in 1879 and 1880 to Aurora, Kane, Illinois.
Caroline married William Steingraber about 1885 and they lived and raised their family in the farming communities of Rost Township Minnesota and then moving to Aurora, Kane, Illinois, and later to Yorkville, Kendall, Illinois. She was a housewife. It appears, Caroline was the second wife of William Steingraber and her step children resided in the household in the 1900 census. Prior to living in Yorkville Caroline and William lived in Aurora, Kane, Illinos with their children: Julius, Edward, Awiel, Minnie, Willie, Anna, and Johnnie.
Prior to this they lived in Minnesota. Johnnie was born in Minnesota in 1893 so the family may have lived near Charles Fermazin who would have been Caroline's half brother. Charles and his family were living in Minnesota in 1893.
According to the 1910 Aurora City Directory Carrie Steingraber was a widow living on Summit Avenue.
Carrie's step mother-in-law was Carrie Fermazin living at 569 5th Avenue and her step brother Charles and wife Minnie were living at 265 N. 5th Avenue. Her sister in law Augusta Giese was living at 268 Hinman Ave.
I am looking for more information on her and her family. Hopefully the 1940 census will give some more clues.
Fermazin, Giese, Steingraber.
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Aurora, Kane, Illinois; Roll: T623_310; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 61.
.1900 United States Federal Census about Carie Steingraber
|Name:||Carie Steingraber |
|Home in 1900:||Aurora, Kane, Illinois |
|Birth Date:||Aug 1852|
|Relationship to head-of-house:||Wife|
|Mother: number of living children:||7|
|Mother: How many children:||7|
|Spouse's Name:||Wm Steingraber|
|Occupation:||View on Image|
|Neighbors:||View others on page|