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Balling Family

Dennis Balling (View posts)
Posted: 25 Nov 2000 11:31AM GMT
We have be able to go back 5 generations and
understand there is a story about how a Balling
had a family on the East Coast and then came
out to California and started a family on the
West Coast. Anton Balling - Edward Anton Balling -
Edward Balling - Kenneth Balling - Dennis Balling
and now my son Dennis Balling Jr. Does anyone
have any information on Anton Balling?

Balling Family

Teresa (Balling) Hosfelt (View posts)
Posted: 27 Dec 2000 4:23PM GMT
We live in Ohio, I have not been so lucky as to going past my grandfather. Is there any chance that we could be from the same line? I have 4 brothers Thomas Joseph, Tony James, Mark Edward and Dennis Lee. Our father was Thomas Joseph ,married Ella Florence Crabbe. Grandfathers name James W.(?) married 1 Lula Dyer married 2 Alice Merck (Merick). Had talked to a distant cousin here that believes g-grandfathers name was John Joseph married 1 Anna Tully married 2 Mary Reardon . gg-Grandfather Johan George Balling married Catherine Gebauren in Cincinnati, Oh. Does any of this fit in to your searches. Other than my father and grandfather the rest is at this point speculation. Thanks , Teresa

Balling Family

Posted: 26 Feb 2001 11:01AM GMT
Edited: 30 Aug 2001 11:43PM GMT
I have found via familysearch.org that Antone Franz Balling was married to Anna Handlos whose father was Matheus Handlos. Her birth day is correct for my relative from Minnesota. The story seems very interesting. I see from CA Death Index that Edward A.'s mother's name was Handlos and William T.'s mother's name was Mandlow (misspelled Handlos?) Would be interested to know what you know.

Re: Balling Family

Roger Moraes (View posts)
Posted: 2 Apr 2002 8:46AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Balling
I had a maternal grandfather, William Theodore Balling, son of Antone Franz Balling, who was born in Germany, date unknown.
Antone married Anna Handlos, born October 18, 1847 in Austria, and died April 09, 1930 in San Francisco and buried in Cypress Lawn Cemetary, Colma, San Mateo, CA.
Antone and Anna had two sons, Edward, born Deember 24, 1880 possibly in Napa California, and William, born January 6, 1883.
In addition to the two sons, there were two daughters, Hilda, and Claire

Re: Balling Family

Posted: 8 Jun 2006 1:11AM GMT
Classification: Query
Dennis- If we are on the same page Franz Anton Balling is the Father of my Grandmother Clara Emily Balling, which would make us cousins. Edward Anton Balling was her brother, as was William Theodore. She also had a sister Hilda Elizabeth Balling. Uncle Ed and Bill lived the San Francisco area of California. As to the two families of Grossvater (Grandfather in German and what he was called in talks with my mother and Grandmother) the story as I learned it was as follows:

Anton was married to Kunigunda Doemlings. They had two sons William Balling and Anton Balling. Anton owned the bar and Kunigunda owned the dry goods store next door. Kunigunda fell in love with Anton's Barkeep and they slipped him a Mickey Finn. They then put him on a train headed to Chicago. Anton woke up half way there and decided to continue to ride to CA. He landed in San Francisco, eventually remarried but failed to tell Grossmutter (Anna Handlos) that he already had a son named William so I grew up with two Uncles named William who had the same father. Kunigunda from my understanding went on to be one of the first women doctors in the United States.

Uncle Ed and Bill helped rebuild San Francisco after the Quake of 1906. they were plumbers and electricians.

Uncle Ed and Aunt Elizabeth lived in the Haight-Ashbury area of San Francisco during and after the hippy movement.

Cousin Mary

Re: Balling Family

Posted: 8 Jun 2006 1:48AM GMT
Classification: Query
Franz Anton Balling was married to Anna Handlos on March 9, 1880 in San Francisco, CA. Before that he was married to Kunigunda Doemling, on May 5 , 1867.
Anton (my Great Grandfather) and Anna (my Great Grandmother) had four children: Edward Anton, b. December 24, 1880, San Francisco; d. January 1964 in San Francisco; William Theodore, b. January 6, 1883 in San Francisco, CA; d. August 25, 1952 in San Francisco, CA; Clara Emily (my Grandmother), b. November 2, 1884, in Napa, CA, d. July 20 1971 in Whittier, CA; and Hilda Elizabeth, b. January 1, 1888 in CA, d. 1979 in Salem , OR.

Anna was married first to Martian Reiter. They had several children before he died but only one survived Frank Reiter. I believe that he stay in the Minnesota area or at least in the mid-west.

Re: Balling Family

Posted: 8 Jun 2006 2:26AM GMT
Classification: Query
Roger- Think we are cousins! Your maternal grandfather William Theodore was my Great Uncle Bill. Franz Anton Balling was my Great Grandfather. He was born on February 12, 1841 in Stadtlauerlingen, Bavaria, Germany and died November 6, 1916 in Riverside, CA and is buried in the Mt. Olivet Cemetary, San Francisco, CA. Anton and Anna were married March 9, 1880 in San Francisco, CA. Anna was born October 18, 1847 in a village near Vienna, Austria and died April 9, 1930 in Los Angeles, CA and is buried int the Cypress Lawn Cemetary, Colma, San Mateo, CA.

Anton and Anna had four children: Edward Anton, b. December 24, 1880 in San Francisco, CA, d. January 1964 in San Francisco, CA; William Theodore, b. January 6, 1883 in San Francisco, CA, d. August 25, 1952 in San Francisco, CA, Clara Emily (my Grandmother), b. November 2, 1884, in Napa, CA, d. July 20, 1971 in Whittier, CA, and Hilda Elizabeth, b. January 1, 1888 in CA, d. 1979 in Salem, Oregon..

Franz Anton had a first wife by the name of Kunigunda Doemling. They had two sons; William, b. 1868 ( a engineer that lived in a mansion in Pasadena that I visit many times as a child) and Anton (have no info on him)

Re: Balling Family

Mary Sayler (View posts)
Posted: 12 Jun 2006 7:16AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Balling
Dear Cousin!
You have added some good information on the Balling family.
I had heard that William owned a city block in Pasadena, so I guess that must be the mansion.
I have no information at all on the second son of Franz and Kunigunda - Anton.
What type of engineer was the first son William, b. 1868?

I will send you a family picture of Franz, Anna, and the four children.
You probably know that Franz was a tailor, and migrated to England before coming to the USA. I know little of this side trip except he came to the US in 1858, and married Kunigunda May 5, 1867. I do not have any information on where they were married or lived.
My sister has visited the area that Franz came from. In fact, there is a small communit called BallingHaus that is a suburb of Stadtlauerlingen.
It was great hearing from you.

Re: Balling Family

Roger Moraes (View posts)
Posted: 31 Jul 2006 5:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
Dear Cousin!
You have added some good information on the Balling family.
I had heard that William owned a city block in Pasadena, so I guess that must be the mansion.
I have no information at all on the second son of Franz and Kunigunda - Anton.
What type of engineer was the first son William, b. 1868?

I will send you a family picture of Franz, Anna, and the four children.
You probably know that Franz was a tailor, and migrated to England before coming to the USA. I know little of this side trip except he came to the US in 1858, and married Kunigunda May 5, 1867. I do not have any information on where they were married or lived.
My sister has visited the area that Franz came from. In fact, there is a small communit called BallingHaus that is a suburb of Stadtlauerlingen.
It was great hearing from you.

Re: Balling Family

Posted: 27 Sep 2006 4:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Balling, Goldfuss
I am a descendent of Mary Balling b. 1865 in Germany who married Charles Goldfuss. Thery lived in Cincinnati, OH, Her parents were Michael Balling and Margaret Wackerle.
Does this fit into your family?
If so, I would love to hear from you!
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