|Death: ||Jul. 30, 1842|
A review of available records suggests this narrative:
Born circa 1802, Anna Hilgemann nee Peters age 36 immigrated from Lengerich in 1840 with her husband Rudolph and the following Hilgemann children: Joh Fred 18, Christian/Christine 15, Ernst 8, Joh Wilh 5, Herm Rud 3, and Elisabeth 1. Settling in the New Knoxville, Auglaize County, area, she died there in 1842. After her death, the widower Hilgemann married the widow Anna Christine Elisabeth Huenefeld geb. Jacob-Elshove.
Ernst, son of Rudolph (Adolph) Hilgemann and Maria nee Peters, founded the Hilgeman Brick & Tile Co. of New Bremen, Auglaize County, OH, in 1869. Below is from article for "The Towpath", the historical newsletter of the New Bremen Historic Association, by Lucille Francis on the founding of the Hilgeman Brick Yard:
Ernst Hilgeman, a native of Germany, founded the Hilgeman Brick & Tile Co. in 1869. In 1889, the brick works was located on the Ernst Hilgeman farm ½ mile north of New Bremen (see map above). The tile works was located in Kettlersville, 6 miles east of New Bremen. In both the brick and tile yard, 15-18 men were employed.
"The brickyard of J. Hilgeman is a scene of life and bustle from morning to night. Mr. Hilgeman has been crowded with work throughout the entire season. He employs 14 hands and pays a neat weekly payroll. There is an unusual amount of building going on in this vicinity this year and Mr. Hilgeman furnishes the brick for every job. He makes a good quality of brick and is withal a good accommodating man to deal with. Get your brick at Hilgeman's brickyard." (N.B. Sun – 8/17/1895)
New Knoxville Reformed Church - U.C.C. Death Records: Hilgeman, Anna Maria b. 1802- d. 1842-07-30, maiden name: Peters, spouse name: 2557 Hilgeman, Rudolph
Rudolph Hilgeman (1794 - 1861)
Johann Friedrick Hilgemann (1819 - 1901)*
Ernst Hilgemann (1832 - 1920)*
German Reformed Cemetery
Created by: Jane Denny
Record added: Jun 29, 2012
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