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Generation No. 1

1. Joannes1 Huch was born Abt. 1795 in Esplingerode i. Harz, Duderstadt, Hannover, Prussia, and died in Esplingerode i. Harz, Duderstadt, Hannover, Prussia. He married Theresa Boehme Abt. 1815 in Esplingerode i. Harz, Duderstadt, Hannover, Prussia. She was born Abt. 1795 in Esplingerode i. Harz, Duderstadt, Hannover, Prussia, and died in Esplingerode i. Harz, Duderstadt, Hannover, Prussia.

On the birth record of his son, Johann Christof, Joannes Huch's occupation is listed as "zimmerman" (carpenter).

Child of Joannes Huch and Theresa Boehme is:

+ 2 i. Johann Christof2 Huch, born 25 May 1816 in Prob. Esplinerode i. Harz, Duderstadt, Hannover, Prussia; died in Hannover, Prussia.

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                                * Esplingerode i. Harz, Duderstadt

Generation No. 2

2. Johann Christof2 Huch (Joannes1) was born 25 May 1816 in Prob. Esplinerode i. Harz, Duderstadt, Hannover, Prussia, and died in Hannover, Prussia. He married Christine Madeheim 22 January 1842 in Esplingerode i. Harz, Duderstadt, Prussia1, daughter of Joseph Madeheim and Francisca Nolte. She was born 04 January 1819 in Esplingerode i. Harz, Duderstadt, Hannover, Prussia1, and died in Hannover, Prussia.

Catholic Church record of Esplingerode Duderstadt Hannover Prussia for Johann Christof Huch lists his birth as 25 May 1816, his baptism as 26 May 1816. The record also lists his father,Joannes' occupation as "zimmerman" (carpenter).

Christine Madeheim is listed in the Stammbuch das Johann Christof Huch of NY 1889 as his mother, wife of Johann Christof Huch, Master Builder, in marriage record of her son Johann Christof Huch to Agnes Deidrich. She is listed as a resident of Hannover at that time (1876).

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Children of Johann Huch and Christine Madeheim are:

3 i. Carl Jacob3 Huch, born 02 August 1842 in Esplingerode i. Harz, Duderstadt, Hannover, Prussia2.

Jacob Carl Huch was baptised on 2 August 1842.

4 ii. Anna Christina Huch, born 17 August 1846 in Esplingerode i. Harz, Duderstadt, Hannover, Prussia2.

Anna Christina Huch was baptised on 17 August 1846.

5 iii. Franz Huch, born 23 November 1849 in Esplingerode i. Harz, Duderstadt, Prussia2.

Franz Huch was baptized on 23 November 1849.

+ 6 iv. Johann Christof Huch, born 28 July 1854 in Hannover, Prussia; died 13 March 1903 in Kings County Hospital, Kings Co. NY.

Generation No. 3

6. Johann Christof3 Huch (Johann Christof2, Joannes1) was born 28 July 1854 in Hannover, Prussia3, and died 13 March 1903 in Kings County Hospital, Kings Co. NY4. He married Agnes Diedrich 23 February 1876 in Hannover, Prussia5, daughter of Franz Diedrich and Katherine Engelhardt. She was born 16 September 1858 in Werschausen, Prussia5, and died 12 April 1934 in 481 Archer Street, Freeport, Long Island, Nassau Co. NY5.

Johann Christof Huch was also known as "Christian" Huch and "Christel" Huch. In the german Roman Catholic tradition, at baptism, two (or sometimes more) given names were selected for a child, the first given name was a spiritual, saints name. The second given name was the secular, or call name, which is the name the person was known by, both within the family and to the rest of the world. The spiritual name, usually to honor a favorite saint, was sometimes repeatedly given to all the children of that family of the same sex. The spiritual name "Johann" , the equivilant of John in English, was a particular favorite with german families, as were the spiritual names Anna and Maria for females. For a child's secular name to be only John, usually appearing spelled as "Johannes" , there usually was no second name given. After baptism, the person would not be known by their first, or spiritual name, but by what might be considered their middle name. In many traditional german naming patterns, this second name is also the name of the child's sponsor at the baptism. So Johann Christof would never have been known as "Johann", but only as "Christof".

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                                   Agnes Diedrich Huch and 1 year old Elfrieda Huch

                                                        Hannover 1879

His "Stammbuch" or family record book with legal documents, entitled "Stammbuch das Johann Christof Huch of NY " carries the seal of the Katholische Parish Standesamt D. Kon Residenzstadt in Hannover, and contains the record of his marriage to Agnes Diedrich, and the birth and baptismal records of their children. In this book Johann Christof Huch's occupation is listed as Master Builder. His parents are listed there as Johann Christof Huch, Master Builder, and Christine Madeheim, residents of Hannover. So we can assume that Johann Christof was named for his father.

VIEW THE PAGES OF THE STAMMBUCH DAS JOHANN CHRISTOF HUCH OF NY WITH ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS.

Johann Christof Huch's death certificate states that he was in the U.S. for 20 years, which would place his date of immigration sometime around 1883. However, in 1883 there is a ships record for the "Werra" arriving 23 February 1883 in New York from Bremen and Southampton. On this ship is his wife Agnes (Diedrich) Huch, daughter Elfriede age 3, and son Alexander age 2, but there is no record of Johann Christof on the same ship. From the birth and death locations of the children listed in the Stammbuch, it is apparent that this family made several trips back to Hannover from the U.S. They probably immigrated, arriving in New York sometime after 1 August 1880 (Baptismal record of son Franz in Hannover). Daughter Elfrieda (Huch) Wallner's 1900 census record indicates that her year of immigration was 1880, which would also verify that they arrived late in that year, as they are not found on the 1880 Federal Census.

In March 1885 the Huch family was in New York for the birth of daughter Elisabeth. In May of 1888 they were still in New York when their daughter Bertha died. They returned to Hannover in 1889, as evidenced by daughter Margarethe's birth record in November and daughter Elisabeth's death Christmas Day, the 25th of December of that same year in Hannover. The seal of the church that dated and authenticated the records in the Stammbuch is dated 5 November 1889, at the time of daughter Margarethe's birth, 13 years after the first record, Johann Christof and Agnes Deidrich's marriage in 1876.

The family was in the US in 1898 however, and their daughter Elfride's marriage certificate to Josef Wallner in April of that same year records the bride's residence as 229 E. 88th Street in New York City.

This family also cannot be located on the 1900 Federal Census, and it is possible they once again were in Hannover. His death certificate also states that Johann Christof was a resident of New York City for 2 years at the time of his death. This may also indicate that the family was in Hannover during the time of the 1900 census, taken in June.

At the time of his death in 1903, they were residing at 320 Bleecker Street, Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY. His widow, Agnes, was listed in Upington's Directory for the years 1905, 1909 and 1913 still at this same address, her occupation listed as nurse. Per his death certificate, Johann Christof's occupation at that time was a "driver".

Daughter Elfrieda's marriage to Josef Wallner took place at St Joseph's RC Church of Yorkville, New York City, NY. This church has no records of the Huch family, other than Elfrieda's marriage, and her daughter Hildegard Wallner's baptismal record.

Johann Christof's cause of death on the certificate is recorded as Erysipelas Facialis Non Traumatic and Nephritis chronica. All of the entries and records in the Stammbuch are written in german, and his wife records his death there: "Johann Christof gennant Christel Huch gestorben am 3 Marz 1903. Begraben 15 Marz. Krank 4 wochen sterb un verleetzen die in Rose unsurheb" (Johann Christof called Christel Huch died on 13 March 1903, buried 15 March. Sick 4 weeks and died from injuries "caused by a rose").

The literal english translation of this entry was done by the Mormon Family History Library german language experts in Salt Lake City Utah. Several other german translation sources were previously contacted regarding the translation of this unusual phrase "caused by a rose" after translation attempts using a german dictionary failed to make any sense out of it. They all agreed that the phrase and the use of the word "rose" as written, is not a german word known to them, and the usage is very odd. The FHL advised "it was no word we had ever seen before". Several theories have been put forth to explain the use of the word "rose" in this entry. One explanation was that the "rose" came from the slang term "ein Rose haben" for an infection. Another explanation offered that "rose" literally referred to the appearance of the face when broken out with Erysipelas facialis. The face is completely roseate in color with open lesions from the strep infection, which was very often terminal. As one source stated "Once one has seen the roseate face, one would never forget the likeness to a deep red, rose color." Further research has finally determined that the word "rose" in Agne Huch's entry must have been a reference to "Rosej", the "old german" language medical term for Erysipelas which is no longer in use.

Johann Christof Huch died at Kings County Hospital on 13 March 1903 and is buried at Most Holy Trinity Cemetery, 675 Central Avenue, Brooklyn NY Block 35, Row 8, graves 26 & 27, as "Gustave" Huch with his wife Agnes (Diedrich) Huch, their daughter Elfrieda (Huch) Wallner and two of Elfrieda's children, Joseph and Elsa Wallner, along with Johann Christof and Agnes (Diedrich) Huch's grand daughter, Margarethe Caroline Leopold. The Eickhorn funeral home who handled the arrangements is no longer in existance.

Johann Christof Huch's death certificate lists his name as "Gustave" and the Most Holy Trinity Cemetery also records his burial as "Gustav". In German, the letters CH and G are interchangeable, due to the similar sounding pronunciations. Likewise, the letters F and V are also interchangeable, so with these substitutions of letters, it would explain how "Christof" became "Gustave" in these records.

City of New York STATE OF NEW YORK CERTIFICATE AND RECORD OF DEATH #4734

GUSTAVE HUCH

I hereby certify that I attended deceased from Feb 21 1903 to March 13 1903, that I last saw him aliveon the 13 day of March 1903, that he died on the 13 day of March 1903, about 7:30 o'clock A.M. and that to the best of my knowledge and belief, the cause of his death was as hereunder written.

Erysipelas Fascialis Non Traumatic et Nephritis Chronica

Witness my hand this 13 day of March 1903, Signature of C.H. McVeau, MD Kings County Hospital

Place of Burial: Holy Trinity Cem

Date of Burial: March 15 1903

Undertaker: Eichhorn & Son

Residence: 309 Hamburg Ave

Date of Death: March 13, 1903

Full Name: Gustave Huch

Age, in years, mos, and days: 49 years

Color: White

Single. Widowed, or Married: Married

Occupation: Driver

Birthplace: Germany

How long is US if foreign born: 20 years

How long resident in City of New York: 2 years

Father's Name: Christopher Huch

Father's Birthplace: Germany

Mother's Name: Agnes Huch (Note: This is his wife's name, his mother was Christine Madeheim)

Mother's Birthplace: Germany

Place of Death: Kings County Hospital

Last place of Residence: 320 Bleecker Street, Bkyln

Class of Dwelling: Hospital

Direct cause of death: Erysipelas Facialis

Indirect cause of death: Neparitis Chronica

Permission to remove to: 320 Bleecker Street

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                                                 Agnes Diedrich Huch

Agnes (Diedrich) Huch was a midwife, and was licensed by the State of New York, Department of Health, Albany NY, Division of Maternity, Infancy and Child Hygiene. At the time of Agne's death, they issued a Certificate of Merit in memory of her work, which included her 1934 license, her photographs and a notation that she was still licensed at the time of her death and in good standing with the Dept. This information was found in a letter from the State of NY Dept of Health dated 20 April 1934 to Agne's daughter Hildegard (Wallner) Joseph, although the actual certificate has never been located. A letter sent 14 June 1996 to this agency regarding this Certificate of Merit was answered by The State Education Department, Albany NY, who currently regulates the midwifery profession. Their reply was that they did not have any records regarding midwifery practice for the period of time in question, and they have no idea what happened to the records from that time.

After the time of her husband, Johann Christof Huch's, death, Agnes can be found listed as a "nurse" in the 1905, 1909, 1910 and 1913 Upington's General Directory for Brooklyn NY, living at 320 Bleecker Street. She is also listed in the 1933-34 Polks Directory as a "midwife", living at 74 261st Street, Floral Park NY. A letter from the Greater Ridgewood Historial Society, 1820 Flushing Avenue, Queens NY indicates that the 1899 and 1900 Brooklyn Directories have no Huch entries. It has been speculated that the family had returned to Hannover for a visit during this period of time. (See Johann Christof Huch).

Her daughter, Elfreida, married Josef Wallner in St Joseph's Church of Yorkville, 404 East 87th Street, New York NY. This church was contacted for records of the Huch family, and the only records they had was that of the marriage of Elfrieda, and the baptism of Elfrieda's daughter Hildegard Elizabeth. Elfrieda's son, Albert Joseph Wallner, was baptised at the Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 259 North Fifth Street, Brooklyn, NY, and this church was also contacted regarding Huch family records. They only record they had was that of Albert J. Wallner's baptism. To date the Huch family church has not been located.

The oral tradition of the family is that Agnes delivered her daughter, Elfrieda (Huch) Wallner's son, Albert Joseph Wallner, although that fact is not indicated on his birth certificate and the name of another midwife appears on this record. She was the sponsor for her grandson, Albert Joseph Wallner at his baptism, and also the sponsor for her daughter Elfrieda's first child, daughter Hildegard Wallner's baptism. .

Another oral tradition is that Agnes was the youngest of 8 children. To date the names of her siblings have not been located.

Agnes "adopted" Arthur Paul Beck, who the family called "Uncle Arthur", although it is uncertain if this was a legal adoption.

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                                                          Arthur Paul Beck

The Stammbuch of her husband Johann Christof Huch of New York 1889 contains records and church certifications of Johann Christof Huch and Agnes Diedrich's marriage in Hannover Germany, and also the births, baptisms and the deaths of four of their five children. Their children's entries are written in german by Agnes, the appropriate births and baptisms registered by the Katholische Parish Standesamt D. Kon. Residenzstadt Hannover.

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                             Katherine Engelhardt Diedrich, mother of Agnes Diedrich

The photograph on the table is probably Katherine's husband, Franz Diedrich, and was probably taken at the time of his death in April 1892.

Daughter Katharine Christine Elsbeth Elfriede, known as "Elfrieda" was born 19 February 1878 in Hannover, and baptised 4 April 1878 in Hannover. Agnes' entry records her death (translated from the german): Died on 16 May 1907 Midday 11:30. Burial on 18 May near her father Christoff Huch in Holy Trinity Church.

Son Franz Johann Christof Alexander Huch, known as "Alexander", was born 14 July 1880 in Hannover, and was baptised 1 August 1880 in Hannover. Agnes' entry on his death reads (translated from the german): Died on 12 July 1883 in New York. Buried Lutheran Cemetery Grave 63. (Note: Cemetery is Lutheran "All Faith" Cemetery in Middle Village NY)

Daughter Margarethe Agnes Johanne Christine Katherine, known as "Margarethe", was born 3 November 1889 in Hannover, and baptised 19 November 1889 in Hannover. There is no entry under the remarks regarding her death, so it is assumed that Margarethe survived her mother.

Daughter Elizabeth Huch, "Else", was born 22 March 1885 in New York, and no notation appears for her baptism. The entry for her death, translated from the german reads: Died in Hannover on 25 December 1889 Strangvieder Church Grave 3699.

Daughter Bertha Johanne Katharina, known as "Bertha" was born 5 July 1887 in New York and there is no notation for a baptism. The entry for Bertha's death, translated reads: Died on 26 May 1888 Buried Lutheran Cemetery Grave 63. (Note: Cemetery is Lutheran "All Faith" Cemetery in Middle Village NY)

Agnes also made entries for the births of her daughter Elfrieda's children, Hildegard Elizabeth Wallner 9 October 1898 in New York City, and Albert Joseph Louis Christopher Wallner 16 February 1901, along with two other children that died at birth, Joseph 23 November 1903, and Elsa 7 May 1907. And another entry then appears regarding Elfrieda's death: Born 19 February 1878, Died May 16, 1907 Wed. 12:30 pm 7 days after stillborn birth. Blood poisoning/circulation.

Daughter Margarethe's children are noted as: Margarethe Carolin Leopold born November 1913. Theodor Leopold born 10 September 1915, died 3 months. Joseph Leopold born 11 August 1929. Agnes did not enter her grand daughter Margarethe Carolin Leopold's death in the Stammbuch, but she died at age 2 days old and was interred on 21 November 1913, in the same grave at Most Holy Trinity Church where Agnes (Diedrich) Huch would be interred 21 years later.

Agnes (Diedrich) Huch died on 12 April 1934 at 3:12 pm at the home of her grand daughter Hildegard (Wallner) Joseph at 481 Archer Street, Freeport, Long Island (Nassau Co.) NY. Arrangements were handled by Chester Fulton & Sons, 49 West Merrick Road, Freeport NY, and the church services were at the Holy Redeemer Church in Freeport Long Island. She was interred in the Most Holy Trinity Cemetery, 675 Central Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, Block 35, Row 8, Graves 26 & 27 with her husband Johann Christoff Huch (who is recorded in these records as "Gustave" Huch), their daughter Elfrieda (Huch) Wallner and two of her children, Joseph and Elsa Wallner, and Agne's grand daughter Margarethe Carolin Leopold.

Children of Johann Huch and Agnes Diedrich are:

+ 7 i. Elfrieda4 Huch, born 19 February 1878 in Hannover, Prussia; died 16 May 1907 in Ridgewood, Queens Co NY.

8 ii. Franz Johann Christoff "ALEXANDER" Huch, born 14 July 1880 in Hannover, Prussia5; died 12 July 1883 in Brooklyn, NY5.

Franz Johann Christof Alexander Huch was known as "Alexander". His birth is registered in #2377, birth register of K. Pr. Standesamt D. Kon. Residenzstadt, Hannover. He was baptised 1 August 1880 in Hannover Germany in the same church. He died at age 2 years, 11 months, 27 days, in Brooklyn NY and is interred in All-Faith Lutheran Cemetery, 67-29 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village NY 11379, Lot 19, Map 3A, Grave 63, Burial Book #1176151, with his sister, Bertha Huch.

+ 9 iii. MARGARETHE Agnes Johanne Christine Katharin Huch, born 03 November 1889 in Hannover, Prussia.

10 iv. ELISABETH Huch, born 22 March 1885 in Brooklyn, NY5; died 25 December 1889 in Hannover, Prussia.

Elisabeth Huch was known as "Else". She died in Hannover Prussia while her family was visiting, on Christmas Day, 25 December 1889, at age 4. She is buried in the Strangvieder Church cemetery there in grave 3699.

11 v. "BERTHA" Johanne Katharina Huch, born 05 July 1887 in Brooklyn, NY5; died 26 May 1888 in Brooklyn, NY5.

Bertha Johanne Katherina Huch was known as "Bertha". She died at age 11 months, and is interred in All-Faith Lutheran Cemetery, 67-29 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village, NY 11379, Lot 19, M ap 3A, Row 2, Grave 63 with her brother Alexander.

Generation No. 4

7. Elfrieda4 Huch (Johann Christof3, Johann Christof2, Joannes1) was born 19 February 1878 in Hannover, Prussia5, and died 16 May 1907 in Ridgewood, Queens Co NY6. She married Josef Louis Wallner 17 April 1898 in St Joseph's RC Church of Yorkville, 404 E. 87th St, NY NY 100287. He was born 23 October 1873 in Pastetten Bavaria, and died 08 February 1953 in New Hyde Park, North Hempstead, Nassau Co., New York.

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                                    Katherine Christine Elsbeth Elfriede Huch
                                                          Age 5  1883

Katherine Christine Elsbeth Elfriede was known as "Elfriede" or "Elfrieda". The Katherine in her name is probably for Katherine Englehardt, her maternal grandmother, and the Christine is probably for her paternal grandmother, Christine Madeheim. The Huch family followed one of the many traditional german Roman Catholic naming patterns, giving their oldest daughter the names of both the wife's mother and the father's mother, which were also always the names of saints. It is unknown who Elsbeth was, and may be an abbreviated form of the name Elisabeth which appears in the Stammbuch of Johann Christof Huch 1889 in which the records of the full names of his children are recorded.

Elfrieda was born in Hannover Prussia, her birth is recorded in the Stammbuch of her father, Johann Christof Huch of NY 1889, as #662 in the birth register of K. Pr. Standesamt D. Kon. Residenzstadt in Hannover. On the June 1900 Federal Census in the Borough of Brooklyn, Kings Co, NY, where Elfrieda is living at 347 Grove Street with her husband, Josef Wallner and daughter Hildegard Elizabeth, it states that Elfrieda immigrated to the U.S. in the year 1880. She would have been approximately two years old at that time. To date, no record can be located to verify this immigration date. There is a record however, of her arrival in New York on 23 February 1883 from Bremen-Southampton aboard the ship "Werra" with her mother Agnes (Diedrich) Huch and her two year old brother Alexander. She is listed as three years old on the ships record, but would actually have been five years old. Her father, Johann Christof Huch, does not appear on this passenger list.

Whether this trip was the return from one of several her family made back to Hannover, or if this is the arrival of the Huch family for the first time in the U.S. and an error made regarding her father's record, to date has not been determined. The oral tradition of the family is that Elfrieda immigrated when she was 2 years old, which may point to the validity of the 1880 date recorded on the 1900 census record.

The Huch family made one or more trips to Hannover while Elfrieda was young. Her family's travels, and the dates they were either in New York or Hannover can be documented by the births, and tragically by the deaths of three of Elfrieda's four siblings. About five months after the voyage aboard the "Werra", in 1883, Elfrieda's younger brother Alexander died on 12 July in New York at age 2 years and 11 months. Then on 26 May 1888, her 11 month old sister Bertha died, also in New York. On a trip to Hannover in 1889 for the holiday season, her sister Elisabeth died on Christmas Day. As no record can be located for her parents on the 1900 Federal Census, it is possible that they also returned again to Hannover during this period after Elfrieda's marriage.

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                                        Elfrieda Huch Wedding Photograph 1898

On 17 April 1898, Elfrieda married Josef Louis Wallner, son of Josef Wallner and Elisabeth Brunner at St. Joseph's Church of Yorkville, 404 E. 87th Street in New York City, NY. The marriage was performed by A. Lammel, a Catholic priest. Her marriage certificate #6172 from the State of NY, City of NY, Borough of Manhattan, indicates that the witnesses to the marriage were Louis Wallner, brother of the groom, and Erna Schlanberger. Elfrieda's residence before her marriage is listed as 299 E. 88th Street in New York City.

Elfrieda's husband, Josef Wallner, was naturalized eight months later, in December of 1898, and his naturalization at that time also made Elfrieda a citizen. Between 1855 and the Cable Act of 1922, a woman automaticallly became a citizen by the naturalization of her husband.

On the record of Elfrieda and Josef's first child, Hildegard Elizabeth's, baptism in 1898, also at St. Joseph's church of Yorkville, their address is listed as 229 E. 88th Street in New York City. It is not known if either this address, or the similar address where Elfrieda was living before her marriage, is an error, and are actually the same address; or if these are two different residences on E. 88th Street. It is likely that they are the same address and that it is the residence of Elfrieda's parents, with whom they may have lived after their marriage.

At the time of the 1900 Federal Cenus, Elfrieda is living with her husband and daughter at the 347 Grove Street, Brooklyn NY address. The census record indicates this residence was rented.

In 1901, at the time of the birth of their son, Albert Joseph Christopher, they are living at 345 South First Street in New York City, near the Zoeller family. Joseph Zoeller had witnessed Josef Wallner's naturalization application a few years earlier and was related to the Wallners through the sisters of Elisabeth Brunner, Josef Wallner's mother.

Elfrieda's mother, Agnes (Diedrich) Huch, was a midwife, and may have delivered Elfrieda's children. The certificate of Albert's birth, #3497, indicates that Elfrieda had given birth to two children and that both were living. Albert was baptised at the Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 259 N. 5th Street in Brooklyn NY.

In 1903, another son, Joseph, was born on 23 November and died two days later on 25 November. He was buried at Most Holy Trinity Cemetery, 675 Central Avenue, Brooklyn NY with his grandfather, Johann Christof Huch, who had died eight months earlier.

The family was living at 209 Onderdonk Avenue, Ridgewood, Queens Co., New York in 1905, when Josef Wallner was a witness to his brother Louis's naturalization. Elfrieda's husband's occupation during all of these years is recorded consistently as blacksmith.

The Stammbuch of Johann Christof Huch records the birth and death of Elfrieda and Josef's daughter Elsa on 7 May 1907. Elsa was buried with her brother Joseph, and grandfather, Johann Christof Huch in Most Holy Trinity Cemetery in Brooklyn. The cemetery's records incorrectly list her as "Joseph" and may have used her father's name for their record, but the 10 May 1907 date of interment indicates that this is where Elsa is buried.

Six days after Elsa's burial, Elfrieda died. Her mother, Agnes (Diedrich) Huch, recorded her daughter's death in german in the Stammbuch: "Gestorben am 16 Mai 1907 Mittags 11:30 Begrabnis au 18 Mai Begraben bei ihr Vater Christof Huch in H. Dreieinigkeit H. Trinite Kirchoff." (Died on 16 May 1907 Midday 11:30 Burial on 18 May near her father Christoff Huch in Holy Cemetery Holy Trinity Church.) Another entry also appears later on in the book, written in English, so perhaps the entry was made by Elfrieda's daughter Hildegard years later after her grandmother died: "Elfrieda Huch Wallner Born Feb 19, 1878 Died May 16 1907 Wed. 12:30 pm 7 days after stillborn birth. Blood poisoning/circulation."

Elfrieda (Huch) Wallner was 29 years old at the time of her death, dying 9 days after her daughter Elsa. She was interred on 18 May 1907 in the Most Holy Trinity Cemetery, 675 Central Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. (The cemetery and their records are now under the care of Catholic Cemeteries located in Middle Village NY.) John J. Gallagher handled the arrangements, and his funeral home is no longer in existance. Her grave is located in Block 35, Row 8, graves 26 & 27, where she was buried with her father, Johann Christof Huch, son Joseph, and daughter Elsa.

Children of Elfrieda Huch and Josef Wallner are:

+12 i. Hildegard Elizabeth5 Wallner, born 09 October 1898 in New York City, New York; died 30 January 1986 in Glendora, CA. She married (1) John Sylvester Hewitt. Child of Hildegard Elizabeth Wallner and John Sylvester Hewitt is Private. (2) Barney Joseph

+ 13 ii. Albert Joseph Christopher Louis Wallner, born 16 February 1901 in New York City, New York; died 30 November 1972 in Borough of Lincoln Park, Pequannock Twp., Morris Co., NJ.

14 iii. Joseph Wallner, born 23 November 1903.

15 iv. Elsa Wallner, born 07 May 1907.

9. MARGARETHE Agnes Johanne Christine Katharin4 Huch (Johann Christof3, Johann Christof2, Joannes1) was born 03 November 1889 in Hannover, Prussia8. She married Unknown Leopold.

Margarethe Agnes Johanne Christine Katharine Huch was called "Margarethe". She was baptised on 19 November 1889 in Hannover Prussia.

Children of MARGARETHE Huch and Unknown Leopold are:

16 i. Margarethe Carolin5 Leopold, born November 1913 in NY8; died November 1913 in NY8.

17 ii. Theodor Leopold, born 10 September 1915 in NY8; died November 1915 in NY8.

18 iii. Joseph Leopold, born 11 August 1929 in NY8.

Generation No. 5

12.  Hildegard Elizabeth5 Wallner, born 09 October 1898 in New York City, New York; died 30 January 1986 in Glendora, CA. She married (1) John Sylvester Hewitt 11 January 1919 in St. Pancras Church, 72-22 68th Street, Glendale, Queens Co., NY, son of Josephine. She married (2) Barney Joseph 30 December 1930 in Borough of Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY, son of Anna E. Neuweiler and Unknown Joseph.

Child of Hildegard Elizabeth Wallner and John Sylvester Hewitt is Private.

SEE DESCENDANTS OF ANDREAS WALLNER.

13. Albert Joseph Christopher Louis5 Wallner (Elfrieda4 Huch, Johann Christof3, Johann Christof2, Joannes1) was born 16 February 1901 in New York City, New York, and died 30 November 1972 in Borough of Lincoln Park, Pequannock Twp., Morris Co., NJ. He married Helen Barbara Catherine Schaefer 21 January 1931 in St Mathias RC Church, 58-15 Catalpa Ave, Ridgewood, Queens Co., NY 11227. She was born 11 November 1903 in Evergreen Borough of Queens, New York, and died 11 January 1977 in Pequannock Twp, Pompton Plains, NJ, the daughter of George Albert Schäfer and Katherine C. Koehler.

Children of Albert Wallner and Helen Schaefer are Private.

SEE DESCENDANTS OF ANDREAS WALLNER

SEE DESCENDANTS OF GEORG SCHÄFER

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Endnotes

1. LDS Temple Ordinances, Batch 7629636, Sheet 47, Source 1058881

2. LDS Ordinance Index

3. Stammbuch das Johann Christof Huch 1889 K. Pr. Standesamat D. Kon. Residenzdadt Hannover

4. Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY Death Certificate #4734 listed as "Gustave Huch", dated 13 March 1903.

5. Stammbuch das Johann Christof Huch 1889 K. Pr. Standesamat D. Kon. Residenzdadt Hannover

6. Most Holy Trinity Cemetery Record, c/o Catholic Cemeteries, Middle Village NY

7. Marriage Certificate #6172 State of NY, City of NY, Bor. Manhattan, 17 April 1898 and Certificate of Marriage from St Joseph's RC Church of Yorkville, 404 E. 87th St, NY NY 10028

8. Stammbuch das Johann Christof Huch 1889 K. Pr. Standesamat D. Kon. Residenzdadt Hannover