|Death: ||May 13, 1868|
Provided by Raymond Shaefer:
Son of Gerhard Gerling and 1st wife Anna Christina Wilmes, born Apr 18, 1824 Osterath, Germany
Husband of Sibilla Agnes Hahn, married Oct 16, 1851 Westphalia
Notes for HEINRICH (AKAHENRY) GERLING:
Family listed as early Niederrhine emigrants that settled in the Loose Creek Area Marriage record: Osage Co, Missouri Court Records Heinrich was christened November 7, 1840, Imm, Havre, N.O. Edmund Perkins
INFORMATION SUBMITTED BY FATHER DONALD J. ANTWEILER, PASTOR OF ST.
THOMAS THE APOSTLE CHURCH IN ST. THOMAS, MO DATED 7/13/1999 PARENTS LISTED AS HENRY GERLING AND AGNES HAHN FOR:
1) Anna Margaret Gerling born 9/10/1852 and baptized 10/03/1852 (Godparents: Ann Margaret Hahn and P. Ehrensberger)
2) Anna Christina Hubertina Gerling born 4/20/1854 and baptized 5/21/1854 (Godparents: Christina Gerling and J. Matt (?) Hahn)
Information from MARRIAGES, Performed in or Near Westphalia, (Osage County) Missouri
Compiled by Cletus A. Hoer and published in June 1995, Page 10 Marriage Date 21 October 1851 Henry Gerling, 27 years old, son of Gerhard Gerling & Christina Krone with Agnes Haar,19 years old, daughter of Matthia Haar & Anna Margarita Dorech
Excerpts taken from a letter by Heinrich Körschges to his family in Germany.
North America St. Thomas, Cole County May 24 1868
I received your letter on April 20th. I'm so late in answering your letter because on the following:
Sunday there happened an accident to Heinrich Gerling when we had divine service. In the afternoon after the 3 divine service he wanted to mount his horse. Having one foot in the stirrup he wanted to swing his leg his other foot over the saddle. As he did so the horse jumped and threw him off so that his right leg hit on a tree stump that was cut about one foot above the ground and broke his shin, so that the bone could be seen from the outside. There lives in St. Thomas a German physician who was close to the church where the accident happened. They carried Gerling to a house where the bone was set. In the evening eight men took him to his home. There they had to put cold water and compresses on the leg every five minutes. The leg wound didn't bleed. Heinrich was a big, thick and heavy man. The compresses and water was put on as long as the doctor ordered it to be done. The doctor came on horseback every day. One day Heinrich would complain of backache, on another he would complain of chest pains. He had to cough up what looked like pus. He asked the doctor for medicine. The chest pains
were increasing. The doctor ordered more medicine. On the ninth day it got so bad that the doctor said that he did not think that Heinrich would not live another 48 hours. Then they asked for the priest to give him the Last Sacraments. Heinrich lived until the 15 of May.
***The 20th of April in 1868 was on a Monday. Thus Heinrich's accident happened on April 26, 1868.
He lived for 19 days after the accident.***
Cletus Hoer's Book on Marriages lists this marriage as Oct 16, 1851 in or near Westphalia, Mo. History of Osage County - Marriages in 1851 notes this marriage date, Unterrified Democrat, July 8, 2008 edition.
Saint Thomas Cemetery
Created by: Arlee
Record added: Mar 04, 2013
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