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Sophie Dorothea Stahlhuth

Female 1827 - 1920  (93 years)


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  • Name Sophie Dorothea Stahlhuth 
    Born 27 Jun 1827  Pollhagen, , Hannover, Preussen Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Died 15 Oct 1920  Quincy, Adams, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Woodland Cemetery, Quincy, Adams, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2375  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2016 

    Father Ernst Heinrich Stahlhuth,   b. 16 Jun 1799, Meerbeck, Schaumburg-Lippe, Preussen Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1889  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Johanne Sophie Eleonore Guesewelle,   b. 23 Mar 1794, Pollhagen, Schaumburg-Lippe, Preussen Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1848 and 1850  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 28 Apr 1820  Meerbeck, Hannover, Preussen Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F122  Group Sheet

    Family Henry Lahrman,   b. 23 Feb 1823, Hanover, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1891  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 01 Apr 1849  St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • Missouri Marriages to 1850, St. Louis County on Ancestry.com lists marriage date as June 1, 1849
      St. Louis, Missouri Marriages 1804 - 1876, Vol. 4 page 261 on Ancestry.com lists marriage date as April 1, 1849
      Which is correct?
    Children 
     1. Ernstine Lahrman,   b. Abt 1852, , , Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Amelia Lahrman,   b. Abt 1854, , , Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Philipine Lahrman,   b. Abt 1857, , , Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Evangelica Elisa Lahrman,   b. Abt 1859, , St. Charles, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Heinrich George Lahrman,   b. 28 Mar 1854, , St. Charles, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1854, , St. Charles, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     6. Malinde Hennriette Lahrman,   b. Abt 1862, , St. Charles, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F963  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Henry Lahrman and Dorothea Stahlhuth marriage record
April 1, 1849
    Henry Lahrman and Dorothea Stahlhuth marriage record April 1, 1849
    "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991," database with images, FamilySearch, St. Louis > Marriage records 1848-1852 vol 4-5 > image 138 of 642; Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City.
    Vol. 4, p 261

  • Notes 
    • May be spelled Lahrman
      Methodist circuit rider
      Marultor (sp?) daughter married, she committed suicide Philadelphia

      REF: IGI
      Alternate birth date: 05 MAR 1825
      Could this be a sister of the same name?
    • REF: FindaGrave.com Richard S. Clark post
      Birth: Jun. 27, 1827 Nordsehl, Schaumburger Landkreis, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
      Death: Oct. 15, 1920 Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, USA

      [NOTE - The International Genealogical Index, notorious for it's lack of documentation, lists that Dorothea was born in Pollhagen, Prussia. German Methodist church records state she was born in Nordsehl, in the principality of Lippe-Detmold. These two historical locations are only about 2 1/2 miles apart in modern day Germany.]

      Dorothea immigrated to the US at the age of 19, landing at St. Louis, Missouri with a number of relatives. She married Henry Lahrmann on 1 April 1849 in St. Louis, who had been received by the church the previous year. He joined their ministry in 1850. Based on his years of service to the church, Dorothea received a monthly pension from the church until her own passing.

      The 1860 census shows the family residing in St. Charles, Missouri, in the same home as the family of her brother, Gottlieb; the 1870 census shows them in Pekin, Illinois; the 1880 census shows them living in St. Louis, Missouri. Their daughter Amelia Marie "Mollie" married Oscar O. Bird in Henry county, Iowa during 1876. An 1881 Burlington, Iowa newspaper reported that Rev. H. Lahrman of St. Louis was a guest at the Bird home in Burlington. A Burlington newspaper also reported in 1890 that Rev. Henry Lahrman of Keokuk, Iowa, was representing the St. Louis District at the German Methodist conference being held in Burlington.

      Henry and Dorothea may have been short-term residents of Burlington, Iowa, when Henry died on 12 June 1891. Burlington newspapers reported that Henry was among residents who protested the pavement of Franklin street between 6th and 7th streets in May 1891. In October of 1891, Dorothea was among those ordered to pay for improvements to Franklin street in 5 equal annual payments.

      A biography stated Dorothea kept home for her youngest son (Edwin Henry) for 14 years, prior to entering the "Old People's Home" of Quincy, Illinois in 1907. This implies that they lived together since about 1893, and can be found together in the 1900 census of St. Joseph, Missouri. The 1910 census showed that Dorothea was living at the retirement home, and listed as the mother of 11 children, 5 living. The home was administered by the St. Louis Conference of the German M. E. Church. She died there 10 years later, months after the 1920 census.

      Census records reveal the names of 7 children, 5 of whom were survived their mother. The 1900 census lists her as the mother of 11 children, 6 living. Daughter Malinda Henriette Lahrman died in 1908. Those not linked below include:

      Daughter Annie Ernstine, born March 1852 in Illinois, last seen with her parents in the 1870 census of Pekin, Tazewell county, Illinois. She married John Daniel Hoffman about 1874, and was the mother of sons Elmer Owen and Ray Eugene Hoffman, both born in Iowa. Annie was with her husband in the 1905 & 1910 census of Schenectady, New York; he died in Moline, Illinois in 1914 and was buried there. Annie died in 1934 and was buried in New York.

      Son Heinrich George Lahrman, reportedly born and died less than a month later in St. Charles, Missouri during 1854.

      Daughter Phillipine, born about 1856 in Missouri, last seen with her parents in the 1880 census of St. Louis, Missouri. This might be the "Mrs. Phillip" Lahrman who died in 1895 and is buried in St. Joseph, Missouri per Find A Grave. This would be during the time that Dorothea was living with her son Edwin in St. Joseph.

  • Sources 
    1. [S70] International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
      Birth: 27 JUN 1827 Pollhagen, , Hannover, Preussen


    2. [S10] 1860 U. S. Census, National Archives and Records Administration, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2009;), St. Charles City, St. Charles County, Missouri, Roll 644 p 758.

    3. [S70] International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
      Marriage: 28 APR 1820 Meerbeck, , Hannover, Preussen
      Spouse: Ernst Heinrich Stahlhut

    4. [S168] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, (Name: Missouri State Archives; Location: Jefferson City, Missouri;), 1849, Image 54 of 149, Volume 4, p 261.
      This is to certify that Henry Lahrman and Dorothea Stahlhuth both of St. Louis Mo were joined together in holy matrimony on the first day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty nine by me Philip Kuhl, Minister of the Gospel
      St. Louis April 18th 1849
      Filed April 28th 1849