The information from this line is primarily from Patrica DeGrafft Platz. Patricia wrote "Faith & Marriage: The Einig Family" and shared it with me in July 2000. She noted that there were other contributors including: Karl-Josef Tonner of Germany, Mick Carline of NE (who helped with the Schneider info); Richard Gundrum of IN; Dorothy Lombardi of CO, and Regina Gonella of CA.
Bartholomaus Einig also known as: Barthol; Bartholomew, Barthel b. ?? ___ 1826, Germany, died ?? ___ 1876, FL. Occupation: sawmill owner, engineer, m. (1) 15 Jan 1849, in OH Lorain Co. to Magdalena Schneider, b. ?? ___ 1832, Germany, m. (2) 18 Nov 1873, in FL Volusia Co. to Charlotte Smith, b. ?? ___ 1855, MS.
Barthol Einig came to the US in OH in 1841 at age 15. He was listed on the 1850 (roll 672) Cuyahoga Co. (Cleveland) Census as a 24 year old engineer with real estate valued at $200 - born Germany. An 1857 Russia Twp. OH plat map shows an Einig and Freeman sawmill. The 1860 Lorain Co. OH Census - Amherst Twp. p. 150 shows:
* Einice, Bartholomar age 34, farmer, real estate valued at $800 with personal goods valued at $300, born in Prussia.
* Magdalena age 28 Prussia
Lorain Co. OH Land records show that he bought land from Andrew Schneider in 1860 (Book 14, p. 549, lot 1 Amherstville); Nehemiah Gibson in 1860 (Book 14, p. 500 lot 1, Amherstville), and from Hiram Belden in 1860 (Book 14, p. 550 lot 1 Amherstville). Also, it shows that Magdalena Einig bought land from Samuel Kendeigh in 1864 (Book 19, p. 218, lot 72 Amherstville) and also from Edward F. Howe (Book 22, p. 495, lot 33 Amherst)"
At some time between 1860 and 1869, he moved to Florida. Florida land records she shared include the following: "We, C. Morrow and J.R. Watson do solemnly swear that we have known Bartholomew Einig for seven years past, and that he is the head of a family consisting of a wife and two children, a citizen of the United States; that he is an inhabitant of the west half of North East quarter of .... and that no other person resided upon the said land... to the right of Homestead or Pre... That the said Bartholomew EInig entered upon and made settlement on said house and made it his exclusive home from the first day of October 1869 to the present time and that he has since.. settlement plowed, fenced, and cultivated about 10 acres of said land and has made the following improvements... built a house with several rooms, planted an orange grove of 100 trees besides others kinds of fruit trees, ditched and drained about 40 acres for planting sugar cane... 18th day December 1875.
He died in Florida and his will was dated 15 August 1876.
Magdalena: Her birth year from the 1850 Cuyahoga Co. (Cleveland) Census.
Charlotte: She had two sons but we don't know who the father was - second husband or Einig. LaGrange Co. FL 1885 Census #46 lists Barrien Nail from GA (41) and CJ (presumably Charlotte) age 30 from MS, with sons M 12 from FFl, and son Jos. son 8 from FL. Did she remarry? A Charlott J. Einig was married to Joseph C. Sandaford in 1882 in FL ???
(1) John Einig (son of Bartholomaus Einig and Magdalena Schneider) m. in FL, Mary Ellen Patterson, (daughter of Unknown Patterson). John died FL ?. John was the inventor of the Steam chime whistle known as "Big Jim". The SS John EInig Liberty ship was named for him. This information was from Rootsweb Duval Co. FL - Einig, Hanson 9 Mar 1999.
(2) Catharine Einig (daughter of Bartholomaus Einig and Magdalena Schneider) b. ??/??/1849/50, OH. She died as an infant.
(3) Mary Einig (daughter of Bartholomaus Einig and Magdalena Schneider).
(4) Anna Einig (daughter of Bartholomaus Einig and Magdalena Schneider) b. 1859, m. 18 Jun 1876, in FL Volusia, Robert W. Carlisle, b. 1855.
(5) Robert Bartholomaus Einig (son of Bartholomaus Einig and Charlotte Smith).
(6) Alfred Joseph Einig (son of Bartholomaus Einig and Charlotte Smith).