|Birth: ||Aug. 3, 1848|
|Death: ||Nov. 12, 1918|
Black Hawk County
Louis was born in the city of Heilbronn, Wurttemberg (Germany) in 1848. He came to America aboard the passenger ship SS Donau in 1872, arriving on October 5. At the time of the 1880 census he was a laborer on the farm of Jerome Petty in Liberty Township, Putnam County, Missouri. He married Julia Wood in 1882 and they had 6 children in Missouri between 1884 and 1894 - Jessie, Luella, Elta, Charles, Otto and Fred. Otto passed away in 1893. Louis and his family moved to Des Moines, Iowa in about 1896 before the birth of their last child, Emma Nina, in 1899.
Louis spent most of his life as a laborer. In 1897 he worked for the National Starch Manufacturing Company in the Chesterfield area of Des Moines. In 1900 he was a janitor at the Youngerman Block, a 7-story office building at the northwest corner of 5th and Mulberry.
In about 1914, Louis, his wife Julia and their youngest children Fred and Nina moved to Floyd County, Iowa, where Louis and Fred worked as farmhands in Riverton Township. The family later moved to Waterloo, Iowa, where Louis passed away in 1918.
Christiane Rosine Bloss May (1811 - 1900)
Julia A. Wood May (1861 - 1928)*
Jessie Margaret May Damon (1884 - 1966)*
Luella May McClelland (1885 - 1942)*
Elta Charlotte May Ostermann (1888 - 1951)*
Charles Harrison May (1890 - 1951)*
Frederick Eugene May (1894 - 1954)*
Emma Nina May Crandall (1899 - 1963)*
Luise Karoline May Bucher (1843 - 1908)*
Louis Christian Christoph May (1848 - 1918)
Black Hawk County
Plot: Section M, Lot R, Row C
Created by: Mike May
Record added: Nov 12, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80302723
RIP Great Grandpa, thank you for coming to America!|
Added: Nov. 12, 2011