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Looking for Anna Waldheger

Looking for Anna Waldheger

Posted: 3 May 2009 1:35AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: HEFNER, SCHUTT, WALDHEGER, HOFNER
Hi,

This is my first post.

I am looking for any information on Anna Waldheger, who was supposedly from Bohemia, or Prague. She was born around June 1846 - 1848, emigrated to the US (unknown date) and married Frank Hefner on Aug 16, 1869, in Cleveland. That record has her as 'Anna Valdger.' He was also listed as from Bohemia, a bricklayer and marble-polisher, who came to the US in Jan. 1865. I don't know what happened to him.

She had three children (2 boys & 1 girl) with her husband Frank/Franz, but something must have happened to that marriage since she re-married in Sept 1877, to Alois Schutt, also of Cleveland. She died in 1900.

Thanks for any help. I have more details if anyone needs them.

Allen Koenigsberg
in Brooklyn, NY
allenamet@aol.com

Re: Looking for Anna Waldheger

Posted: 30 May 2009 6:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Valdger, Hefner, Schutt, Waldheger
Anna's husband Frank Haffner/Hefner died on Oct. 3, 1876 from some kind of spinal injury. He is buried at Monroe Street Cemetery.

She remarried in Sept 1877, to Alois Schutt.

But so far, I can find no record of her ship's passage from Prague (Bohemia) to the US, probably in the 1860s; she married her first husband Frank on Aug 16, 1869, in Cleveland. She may have had a sister named Charlotte Waldheger who married R. Heym in 1884, also Cleveland.

Allen

Re: Looking for Anna Waldheger

Posted: 29 Jan 2013 6:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi,

I have since learned that Anna Waldheger came to the US in 1867. It is not clear why she settled in Cleveland, Ohio but she married Frank Hefner (of that place) in 1869.

She would become the mother of a famous balloonist.

Always glad to hear of any information about her and the birth of her son in late 1871 (to husband Frank). That's one record that the Cleveland Archives doesn't seem to have.

Allen
allenamet@aol.com

Re: Looking for Anna Waldheger

Posted: 29 Jan 2013 10:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 29 Jan 2013 10:54PM GMT
Hello,
I found for you an entry in the parish register of births in the city Rokycany. On 29 June 1847 was born Anna Paulina Waldeker (in older records written also as family Waldheger from house Nr.27). The record is attributed with a pencil: to America 1867 (in Czech "do Ameriky"). Father Alois, tanner craft master in Rokycany, mother Marie née Jäger. Records are on-line on web site http://actapublica.eu/, register Rokycany 14, picture 11.
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Re: Looking for Anna Waldheger

Posted: 29 Jan 2013 11:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi

Thank you so much for this information and image from 1847. Her full name was Anna Louise Pauline Waldheger.

Anna indeed went to the US in June of 1867 and settled in Cleveland, Ohio. She may have been the first Waldheger to settle there.

She died there (in Cleveland) in 1900. I thought there was a Josef Waldheger in her family who was a gardener (48 years old in 1867), who also went to the US on the same ship. She also may have had a sister named Charlotte who married R. Heym in America.

Thank you again! How did you find this???

Allen
allenamet@aol.com

Re: Looking for Anna Waldheger

Posted: 30 Jan 2013 11:42AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello Allen,
In the discussion on the web genforum.genealogy.com you wrote four years ago, that there could be a connection to the city Rokycany. I had been looking ahead in Prague. But in applications to the police, I found nothing. It is usually in archiv at least some trace in police applications dated to 19th century. So I looked at the indexes of parish registers of Rokycany. Then it was not so difficult.
This registration of birth is for example interesting, that the grandfather was glove-maker. And Anna had in America a millinery store in Cleveland at the corner of Clark Avenue and Iona Street, as I know.
I am sending old cadastral maps from Rokycany in the Annex. It's from 1838, and there´s written her grandfather Wenceslas, as the owner of land outside the city walls, with the house number #27.
I'll try to find that Joseph, who also went to America - it was Anne's brother.
And maybe very interesting will be: http://www.woodvorwerk.com/vorwerk/p8172.htm
Regards
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Re: Looking for Anna Waldheger

Posted: 30 Jan 2013 4:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 30 Jan 2013 4:48PM GMT
Thank you for the additional information.

It is interesting to see Josef Waldheger (48) on the same ship to the US on June 5, 1867 ('SS Baltic') when Anna was 20 years old. Doesn't that age difference seem large for a brother(?).

Anna married Frank Hefner in Aug. 1869 (Cleveland), when he already had a small child from a previous marriage. Frank, originally a marble polisher and brick layer, became a dealer in cigars, and died on Oct. 3, 1876, in Cleveland in some kind of accident resulting in a spinal injury. I have tried for a very long time to find out exactly what happened to him, but no luck at all. Anna then re-married, to a gunsmith named Alois Schutt.

Anna's first surviving child by Frank (in 1871) became a famous balloonist, acrobat, and inventor ('Prince Leo'). I once wrote an article about him and would be glad to send it to you, if you have a direct email address.

Thanks again, and best wishes,
Allen
allenamet@aol.com

Re: Looking for Anna Waldheger

Posted: 9 Apr 2013 2:30AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Waldheger
Hello. My maiden name is Waldheger. I am a d/o Norman Edward
Waldheger (1911-1977) who was a s/o John Lewis Waldheger (1889 or 1885-1970) who married Marian Koenigsmark 13 Feb 1909. I have been unable to determine the parentage of John Lewis.
There also is an Anton Waldheger (1962 Bohemia - 1899 Cleveland Ohio). Imm.1880, Naturalized 1886, M. to Annie
Lechner 1888. Two of his children (1889 & 1891) were delivered at home (45 Brooker St) by Dr.Rudolph Heym, husband of Lottie Waldheger the sister of Anna Pauline.
Do you have any thoughts on the relationship between Anton
and the two sisters? Thanks

Re: Looking for Anna Waldheger

Posted: 15 Apr 2013 9:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Waldheger, Jaeger, Koenigsmark, Hazen, Bahensky
Hi Jinxy,

John Lewis Waldheger (10 Jan 1885-13 Oct 1970) was the son of John Waldheger (30 May 1853-14 Oct 1909) and Anna (Aug 1856-7 Aug 1920). John 1853 was son of Alois Waldheger and Marie Jaeger of Rokycany, Bohemia.

Circumstantial evidence suggests that Anton (1862-1899) was one of at least 7 children of Alois and Marie, along with Anna, Josef, Marie, John, Alois and Charlotte (Carolina/Lottie). All these children moved to Cleveland in waves, but not the parents.

Marian Koenigsmark (25 Apr 1889-27 Jun 1956) was only child of Josef Koenigsmark (1864-15 Jul 1893) and Anna Hazen (1870-7 Feb 1951), married 21 Jun 1886. Anna Hazen remarried Vaclav/James Bahensky on 28 Jul 1895 and had 7 more children.

Re: Looking for Anna Waldheger

Posted: 21 Apr 2013 7:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello Jinxy
Thank you for the story of Anton Waldheger and Annie Lechner Waldheger's two children delivered by Dr. Rudolph Heym. He and Lottie Waldheger were my husband's grandparents. I've just started working on the Waldheger family but it does seem that Anton was Lottie's brother. I'm wondering about her sister Anna Pauline. She would be 20 years older than Lottie, but I guess that wouldn't be impossible. Do you think there is another Anna? Not Anna Pauline?

Another aside, Lottie's daughters are named Pauline, Marie, Frieda, Charlotte (my husband's mother) and son Dr. Rudolph Heym, Jr. Any new advice is welcomed. Thanks
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