|Birth: ||May 24, 1863|
Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
|Death: ||Oct. 2, 1931|
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Louise Sophie [Damke] Nordheim was born in Lavelsloh, Germany. Lavelsloh is a small farming community 55 miles south of Bremen.
Her parents were Friedrich Heinrich Damke and Sophie Dorothea Caroline [Barg] Damke.
Louise had seven siblings. In the 1800s the family had little money or food so chose to have some of the children emigrate to America.
Louise came to the US in 1882 with her younger sister Katherine [Damke] Sengstacke. They both lived in Brooklyn and worked as maids.
They returned to Germany in 1887 and came back with an 8-year-old girl from Lavelsloh, Annie Gieschen (not sure of the spelling).
Louise traveled to Germany once again in 1907.
Louise married Gustav Golding on February 11, 1908. They divorced before January 1910. We have not found any record of Gustav (b. July 19, 1851) in New York City or his parents (Charles Gottfried and Marie [Lahn] Golding) in later census records.
On January 29, 1910, Louise married Ferdinand Nordheim. Ferdinand was a widower. He and his first wife, Ida Busch, had three children: Ferdinand L. (1895-1930), Charles William (1898-1975), and Alma (b. 1904).
Ferdinand was a watch maker. He died in 1947.
Ferdinand V Nordheim (1864 - 1935)*
Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery
New York, USA
Created by: Jeff Sengstack
Record added: Aug 17, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95510256