Herbst - Grimm Photo AlbumSecond Great Grandfather, Friederich Wilhelm Herbst born in 1821 Bavaria, Germany married Catherine Schildknecht born 1823 in Gossniedershiem, Pfalz, Bayern, Germany.
Great Great Grandmother
Catherine Herbst nee Schildknecht
10 Jan 1823 - 26 Apr 1908 Shilo, St. Clair, Illinois. Buried Shilo Cemetery, Shilo, Illinois
On May 1, 1853 Friederich, Catherine and their five children left Germany. They boarded the SS Clinton at Le Havre, France and immigrated to America, arriving in New Orleans, Louisiana on May 20, 1853. They then ascended up the Mississippi River arriving in St. Louis, Missouri. Then driving by oxen pulled wagon, they traveled another 30 miles to Madison County, Illinois. After settling in Blackjack, Jarvis Township, Maidson County, Illinois, Mr. Herbst erected a building and opened a blacksmith shop.
They had three more children born in this area:
On September 27, 1861 Friederich left his home and mustered in the Union Army of the 43rd Illinois Infantry Company B. He mustered out of the 43rd in Little Rock, Arkansas. No record has been found of his whereabouts after this date.
Elizabeth Grimm wife of Martin Herbst
First Great Grandparents Martin and Elizabeth Grimm Herbst
Blackjack, Jarvis County, Illinois abt. 1916
Second Great Parents Joseph Grimm 1816-1879 and Christine Fells Grimm 1820-1860 were Elizabeth's parents. Both born in Germany and both died in Illinois. Joseph was a Carpenter by trade.
Joseph mustered into the Missouri Infantry, 5th Regiment, Company I in 22 Nov 1862 and mustered out at the end of the war.
They are both buried in the Old Blackjack Cemetery, Madison County, Illinois.
April 16, 1890 - May 1980
This Picture taken about 1912, during the time my grandmother worked as a Housekeeper in Collinsvill, Illinois for Dr. & Mrs. Wadsworth. She worked there from age 13 until she married my granfather when she was 23 years old.
22 Jan 1886 - 29 Sep 1961
Clara and William were married in Collinsville, Ill on January 2, 1913 as the certificate below indicates.
From this Union four children were born:
Meta Anna - April 26, 1914 - May 1, 2006
Gottlieb Martin - June 9, 1916 - April 12, 1973
Carolyn May - May 2, 1920 - April 6, 2005
Russell William - May 11, 1922 - Jan 9, 1923