Ehlmanns in America–The 1930s

The 1930s
From the St. Charles Cosmos-Monitor–Wednesday, August 27, 1930:

GOLDEN WEDDING WAS OBSERVED NEAR HARVESTER
Large Crowd Gathered for Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Diedrich Ehlmann
A very nice reception was tendered Mr. and Mrs. Dietrich Ehlmann, on their Golden Wedding anniversary at the home of their daughter and son in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Oetting at Harvester, Sunday afternoon, by their children, grandchildren and friends.
The afternoon was spent in playing all sorts of games and social conversation. Delicious refreshments were served during the afternoon and enjoyed by all. In the evening all were invited into…

From the St. Charles Cosmos-Monitor, Wednesday, August 27, 1930:

Father  is 74, Daughter Wed 16 Years Today
“Diedrich Ehlmann Celebrating Birthday Anniversary — Mr. and Mrs. Hy Oetting Married in 1914.”
“Today is the double anniversary of the birthday of Dietrich Ehlmann of this city, and the marriage of his daughter, Mrs. Henry Oetting of Harvester. Mr. Ehlmann is celebrating his seventy-fourth birthday anniversary and Mr. and Mrs. Oetting were married 16 years ago.
It was only a few weeks ago when Mr. and Ms. Ehlmann celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary. The elderly couple were married August 3, 1880 in the Lutheran Church. Their daughter, Metta, and Henry Oetting were united in marriage August 26, 1914 in the Lutheran parsonage by Rev. Miesle. Since then they have made their home near Harvester.
Mr. Ehlmann was born in Hanover, Germany in 1856 and came to this country when he was three years old. He is a retired farmer and now resides at 562 Jefferson Street.
No special celebration has been planned for the joint anniversary and Mr. Ehlmann is quietly spending the day at his home, receiving a few visitors. Mr. and Mrs. Oetting are at their home on the farm.”

Dietrich Ehlmann (1856) died December 20, 1930. At the time of his death, he was living at 562 Jefferson St. Charles.

Obituary from the St. Charles Cosmos-Monitor, Wednesday, December 24 1930:

WELL KNOWN MAN PASSES AWAY TO-DAY

Dietrich Ehlmann Succumbs After Being at Hospital Nine Days –Funeral incomplete-

Dietrich Ehlmann, age 74 years of 562 Jefferson street, passed away at the St. Joseph Hospital this morning, Saturday, December 20th, 1930) at 10:45 o’clock. He was taken to the hospital nine days ago an underwent an operation last Monday.
The deceased is survived by his wife, Mrs. Carrie Ehlmann, (nee Bull), six children and one sister. The children are: Gus and Edwin of this city, Martin of Harvester, Mrs. Fred Nesslage and Mrs. Herman Schone of St. Charles and Mrs. Henry Oetting of Harvester. Mrs. Anna Buthfer of this city is the suriving sister.
Mr. Ehlmann was born in Hanover, Germany, August 26, 1856, and came to America when he was three years old. His mother passed away when he was very young and his father and the five children settled near Harvester. Mr. Ehlmann continued in the footsteps of his father and was a successful farmer. He retired six years ago and moved to St. Charles.
On August 1st this year, Mr. Ehlmann and his wife celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. The couple were married by Rev. Graebner in the Lutheran Church, fifty years ago on that date.
Mr. Ehlmann was one of the best known and highly esteemed citizens of the county and his many friends mourn his death.
The funeral of Mr. Dietrich Ehlmann who passed away Saturday morning at the St. Joseph’s Hospital will take place tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Lutheran Church on Sixth and Jefferson streets, and interment made in the cemetery of that congregation.

As the obituary notes, Diedrich had been taken to the hospital and underwent an operation which was obviously unsuccessful. His death certificate states he had been treated from December 1 to December 20, had undergone an operation on December 15 and then died from “General Peritonitis Due to Gangrenous Appendix.”dietrich ehlmann death cert

An Obituary from the St. Charles Banner News June 24, 1931:

Obituary DIED
Mrs. Caroline Ehlmann, widow of the late Dietrich Ehlmann, died yesterday evening at six o’clock at her home at 562 Jefferson Street. She was seventy years, seven months and nineteen days old. She has been a resident of St Charles for many years and has made many friends here.
Those who survive are her six children, Mrs. Fred Nesslage, Mrs. Henry Oetting, Mrs. Herman Schone, Gus, Edwin and Martin Ehlmann and twenty-five grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held at 2:15 o’clock from the residence Friday thence to the Lutheran church. Interment will be made in the cemetery of that congregation.

carolina ehlmann death cert

Diedrich and Caroline’s grave marker in Immanuel Lutheran Church’s cemetery.

grave marker dietrich and caroline

562 jefferson st.
Martha Ehlmann nee Esselmann was the widow of Edwin Ehlmann, son of Dietrich Ehlmann. Edwing and Martha purchased this home after Diedrich and Caroline died. Edwin and Martha married Nov. 5, 1919. Edwin died in 1967.

Built in 1867, it was sold in 1983 by Edward Ehlmann.

562 Jefferson St.

1931 Probate Dietrich Ehlmann
On January 13, 1931, Caroline Ehlmann, as Executrix of the estate of Dietrich Ehlmann filed an inventory of the Real and Personal property of the estate of Dietrich Ehlmann.

Lot Number Six (6) of Boone’s Survey of St. Charles Commons, commencing at a point on Jefferson Street…and being the same lot conveyed by Henry Moehlenkamp and Emma Moehlenkamp, his wife, to Dietrich Ehlmann, by deed dated December 4, 1920…value $4,500.

Also…Eighty acres …Survey 308..being the same two tracts of real estate conveyed by George Blume and wife to William Moehlenkamp…Also a tract of land in U.S Survey No. 743 conveyed by Laurence Cribben and wife to William Moehlenamp…beginning at a stake on the Missouri river…containing 20 acres more or less…and being the same Real Estate conveyed by Anna C. M. Moehlenkamp, widow, and others to Dietrich H. Ehlman, Jr., by deed dated June 30th, 2904…appraised at $5,500.

Total valuation of Real Estate is appraised at $10,000.

These three tracts of land are the family farm on Jungs Station Road, Diedrich’s St. Charles home at 562 Jefferson, and the farmland on Greens Bottom Road.

Grandpa and Grandma Buy the Farm

May 10, 1932 Deed of Trust, Martin L. Ehlmann and Clara Ehlmann to Edwin Ehlmann, 2nd part and Gustav Ehlmann, 3rd part, one undivided one-half interest of in and to…80 acres

This Deed, Made and entered into this 10th day of May, 1932 by and between Martin L. Ehlmann and Clara Ehlmann, his wife, of the County of St. Charles, State of Missouri, parties of the First Part and Edwin Ehlmann of the County of St. Charles, State of Missouri, party of the Second Part and Gustav C. Ehlmann of the County of St. Charles, State of Missouri, party of the Third Part:
WITNESSETH, That the said parties of the First Part, in consideration of the Debt and Trust hereinafter mentioned and created, and of the sum of One Dollar, to them paid by the said party of the Second Part, the receipt of which is hereby acknowlede, do by these presents Grant, Bargain and Sell, Convey and Confirm, unto the part of the second part one undivided one half interest of, in and to the following described Real estate lying and being in  the county of St. Charles and State of Missouri, to-wit:
1st: Eighty (80) acres cut off, by parallel lines running east and west of the North end of the Southwest fractional quarter of Section 15 in Township 46 North Range 4 East, said eighty acres to include so much of the Northwest corner of Survey No. 308 as lies within the Southwest quarter of said Section 15;
2nd: Five and 33/100 acres, being the Nothern part of the Southwest fractional quarter of said Section 15, and being Southwest of said Survey 308;
The above two described tracts of land being the same conveyed to George Blume and wife to William Moehlenkamp by deed dated November 30th 1854 and recorded in the Recorder’s Office of St. Charles County, Mo., in Book C No. 2 page 90.
3rd: A tract of land in U.S. Survey No. 743, containing 12 acres, more or less, and being that certain tract of land in said Survey 743 originally containing 20 acres conveyed by Laurence Kribben and wife to William Moehlenkamp by deed dated March 25th, 1859, and recorded in the Recorder’s Office of St. Charles County, Mo., in Book I No. 2 page 270, in which said deed said 20 acres is particularly described as follows: A tact of land in the County of St. Charles and State of Missouri, and in Greens Bottom and known and designated in the office of the Surveyor General as part of Survey No. 743, ….containing 20 acres, more or less; save and excepting from said 20 acre tract 8 acres thereof conveyed by John Wm. Moehlenkamp and wife of John Frederick Berlekemp by deed dated April 16th 1869, and recorded in the Recorder’s Office of St. Charles County, Mo., in Book M. No. 2 page 354.
Said 12 acre tract here described being bounded on the north and east by lands of the heirs and legal representatives of J. Phil Hoehn, on the south by land now or formerly owned by Hoester, and on the West by land now or formerly owned by Schurmann.

All of the above three parcels of land here described being the same conveyed to Dietrich H. Ehlmann, Jr., by Anna C. M. Moehlenkamp, et al, by deed dated June 30th, 1902 and recorded in the Recorder’s Office of St. Charles, Mo, in Book 86 page 71.

This deed of trust was cancelled September 17, 1945 by Wilhelmina Ehlmann, Administratrix.
The farm on Jungs Station Road shortly before or after it was sold by Grandma Ehlmann March 27, 1978 to Taylor-Hitt Construction Company and later developed into Country Mill Estates.

grandmas farm

The farm property as it looks today. The street leading out to Jungs Station Road was the driveway of the farm.
grandmas farm larger rotated2

grandmas farm larger rotated

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