Frances Winge (-2G)
*my direct-line ancestors. The (-2G), etc., after the names indicates the number of generations before Erven Thoma.
Her siblings born before her include: Adelheid (Adeline) (b. 23 Apr. 1876), Hedwig (Hattie) (b. 13 Sep. 1877), Martha (b. in Jan/Feb. 1880), Margaretha (b. 2 Sep. 1881), William R. (b. 19 May 1883), and Robert (b. 30 May 1885). Martha died in the U.S. in Nov. 1880; Margaretha died on 28 June 1882; Robert died on 18 Oct. 1886 days before Frances was born..
A letter from a living descendant says she was born on 23 Sep. 1886 and died on 27 Aug. 1982 but an included chart says she was born on 23 Oct. The S. S. application also says October.
The 1886 St. Louis Directory lists her father, a carpenter, living at 1220 S. 9th St. But during the same year the family moved to 3811 Texas Ave. in St. Louis because her brother Robert died on 18 Oct. 1886 while living at the Texas address. Also, the St. Louis Directory of 1887 shows her father, a cabinet maker, living at the rear of 3811 Texas Ave.
The 1890 Directory shows her father, a carpenter, living at 3742 Oregon Ave. The 1891 Directory shows him as a cabinet maker, living at the same address. The 1892 Directory shows him as a cabinet maker, living on the north side of Neosho, near 16th St. The 1893 and 1894 Directories list him as a carpenter living on the north side of Neosho, near 17th St. The 1895 Directory calls him a cabinet maker, living at the same address. The 1896 Directory also calls him a cabinet maker, but he is living at 4449 S. 17th St. The 1897-99 Directories list William, cabinet maker, living at 4460 S. 17th St.
She is listed in the 1900 Missouri Census, district 179, sheet 6, line 48 for St. Louis. The address is 4460 South 17th St. With her are her parents, sisters Adelheid and Emma, and brothers Alois, Johann, Wilhelm, and Theodore. Sister Hedwig has married and moved to her own home. Frances is 13 years old and was born in Oct. 1886 in Missouri. She can read, write, and speak English.
When her sister Adeline got married on 20 Dec. 1904 the family was living at 4460 S. 17th St. in St. Louis.
Frances married William P. Corneli on 12 Nov. 1907 in St. Louis, MO by a 4th district Justice of the Peace (application #138967; license book 68, page 233). At that time William was 34 and living at 3027 Easton Ave. Frances was 21 and living at 4460 S. 17th St.
She is not listed in the 1910 Missouri Census for her parents because she married and moved before then.
She is listed in the 1910 Fec. Census for Missouri (enum. district 298, supv. dist. 10, ward 19, vol. 111, sheet 2, line 28). She is 23 years old and has been married 3 years. No children. She can speak English and can read and write. She was born in Missouri but her parents were born in Germany. Her husband, William Corneli, is 38 years old and is a clerk. He was born in Missouri but his mother was born in France and his father in Germany. He can read and write and speaks English. They are renting the house at 3027 Easton Ave. in St. Louis City. Living there with them are Lizzie Corneli, the sister-in-law of Frances, and Theresa Etavard also her sister-in-law. Lizzie and Theresa were both born in Missouri but have a German father and a French mother. Lizzie is 59 and has been single; Theresa is 48 and is widowed without children.
Her son Phillip (Philip?) was born on 25 Apr. 1911 in St. Louis.
The 1916 St. Louis Directory shows William Corneli, traffic mngr at 813 N. 4th St., living at 3423 Giles Ave. The 1917 Dir. has William C. Corneli, traffic mngr at 813 N. 4th St. living at 1126 Dover Place. The 1918 Dir. has Wm. Corneli, mgr [manager] at Schisler-Corneli Seed Co., living at 1126 Dover Pl.
When her husband registered (roll 1683749, board 12, serial 2683, order 1491) for the WWI draft in Sep. 1918, he gave his address as 1126 DoverPlace in St. Louis. The registration card gives Frances, at the same address, as his nearest relative.
The 1920 Fed. Census for Missouri (enum. district 225, sheet 4, line 69, vol. 186, reel 954) was taken on 5 Jan. 1920. Frances and her family are living at 1126 Dover Place in St. Louis City. She and her husband, William, own the house without a mortgage. Frances is 33 years old. Her husband William Corneli is 47 years old Their son Philip, born in Missouri, is 8 years old and was at school. William is working with the traffic (auto?). William was born in Missouri; his father was German, his mother was French. Frances was born in Missouri and speaks English.
The 1924 St. Louis Dir. has Wm. Corneli, clk [clerk] at Schisler-Corneli S [Seed] Co., living at 1126 Dover Pl. The 1925 St. Louis Directory shows Wm. Corneli, clk at Schisler-Corneli S. [Seed] Co., home at 1126 Dover Pl. The 1926 Dir. shows Wm. Corneli, clk at Corneli Seed Co., home at 1126 Dover Pl. The 1927 St. Louis Directory has the same information as in 1926. The Corneli Seed Co. was located at 303 S. 7th St. The 1930 County Dir. does not list a related Corneli.
The 1930 Fed. Census for Missouri (T626_1233, enum. dist. 565, supv. dist. 9, page 8B, lines 83-85, dated April 4) shows Frances and her husband living in ward 12 of St. Louis. Frances is 44 years old, born in Missouri, parents born in Germany. She was married at age 23. She can read, write, and speak English. She is not in school and has no occupation listed. William is 57 years old, father born in Germany, mother born in Alsace-Loraine. He was married at age 23. He is not in school but can read, write, and speak English. His occupation is listed as salesman of coal. He is not a war veteran. They own the house at 1126 Dover and it is valued at $15,000. Their son Phillip is 18 years old, born in Missouri, parents also born in Missouri. Phillip is a salesman for cookies. He is not in school but can read, write, and speak English. He is single. They have a radio set.
When her son Philip applied for a Social Security card in Nov. 1935, he and his parents were still living at 1126 Dover Pl.
The 1936 City Dir. has William (Frances) Corneli with a home at 1126 Dover Pl.
She was still married to William Corneli in 1944, according to the obituary of her mother. They had only the one child, Philip, who died in 1998.
The 1946 City Dir. has Wm. (Frances) Corneli with a home at 1126 Dover Pl.
Her S. S. number was 486-38-8379 issued in Missouri on 6 Feb. 1952. At the time of her application she was still living at 1126 Dover Place in St. Louis and she was 65 years old. She was not employed at the time of her application.
William died on 19 Oct. 1956 in St. Louis. A letter to me from a living relative says he died on 19 Sep. but an enclosed chart indicates 19 Oct. He is buried with his wife in a cemetery in north St. Louis County, one with two names [but see below]. His death certificate (file # 35393) says he died on 19 Oct. 1956 at home, 1126 Dover Place in St. Louis. Cause of death was chronic myocarditis due to arteriosclerosis which he had for 10 years. At death he was 83 years, 9 months, 24 days of age and was born on 25 Dec. 1872 in St. Louis. He was an accountant at the family business, Corneli Seed Co. His parents' names were given; his wife Frances was the informant. He did not have a S. S. number and he was never in the Armed Forces. He was buried in St. Peter's Cemetery on 22 Oct. The funeral director was Schumacher at 3013 Meramec.
She died on 27 Aug. 1982 in zip code area 63111 which is in St. Louis. She is buried with her husband in a cemetery in north St. Louis County--one with two names or perhaps St. Peters on Hucas & Hunt..
Created Tue, Apr 25, 2000. Update 13 Mar. 2007.