We are cousins, my father was August Ernst Houdmann, he was your great grand mother Elsie Houdmann Beane, brother. Victor Houdmann and Elise Sommerlatte Houdmann, were my grand parents.
Indeed there were a number of children, 12 to be exact, one child Otto was still born. Edna died in 1917 in Karnes County, Texas.
Victor Houdmann's parent's were Martin Houtmann, and Rose or Rosina Speitel, Martin Houtmann was born on 24 Oct. 1837, in the village of Steige, Alsace Region of France. He married Rose Speitel on 26 April 1871, in the village of Blinschwiller, Alsace Region of France.
Martin Houtmann's, parent's were, Jean Joseph Houtmann, and Marie Heissat. Rose Speitel's parents, were Bernard Speitel and Catherine Schuhler.
I have a very extensive file on the Houdmann/Houtmann and the Sommerlatte Family.
Elise Sommerlatte's, parent's were Friedrich "Fritz" Sommerlatte, and Johanna Eleanore Kulms, Fritz's was born in Worlitz-Anhalt-Dessau, Prussia.
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