. John Fredrick HEMMELGARN (Fritz) was born on Dec 14 1830
in Hanver,Amsterdam, Germany.
He died on Sep 23 1923 at Philothea, Ohio
Fritz married Mary Elizabeth SCHMUCKERS
on Aug 8 1856 in Philothea, Ohio
Mary Elizabeth was born on Aug 31 1836
As far as we can tell at this point in time, John (Fritz) came over from Germany.
with his parents and some other brothers and sisters in 1834 or 1835.
The German immigrants landed in Baltimore, Maryland, and made their way,
to Cincinnati, Ohio, by wagon and boat.
They tookthe canal as far as they could and then made their way west.
From Minster to buy land at St. Henry, Ohio. These Hemmelgarns arrived via Baltimore,
with the families of Huelsman, Bruns, etc. Fred married and setteled at Philothea, Ohio.
Fritz and Mary Elizabeth had the following children:
1 August Herman Henry Hemmelgarn
b. Aug 28 1857 d.
Henry married Elizabeth Baumen in 1878
2. John Herman Hemmelgarn
b. Oct. 1 1859 in Philothea, Oh. d. Jan 11 1953 in Philothea, Oh.
John married Mary Pleiman Nieberding in 1880
3. Mary Elizabeth Hemmelgarn
b. Feb 2 1862 in Philothea,Ohio. d
b. Feb 1 1863 in Philothea, Oh. d. Nov 13 1937
Bernadine married Henry Geise on Jan 18 1885
5. Catherine (Katie) HEMMELGARN
b. Mar 20 1868 in Philothea, Oh. d. June 16 1934
Katie married William Pohl on June 6 1896
7. Anna Marie HEMMELGARN
b. July 25 1875 in St. Henry, Oh. d. Dec 7 1957 in Dayton, Oh.
Anna married George Aloysius Henry Pohl on Nov 16 1897
8. Martin HEMMELGARN
b. June 25 1879 in St. Henry, Oh. d. April 14 1952 in Columbia City, In.
Martin married Ida E. Mae Huff Feb 19 1901 in Ft. Wayne, In.
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