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Joseph Ferdinand Heidenfelder
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Birth: Dec. 29, 1886
Munich (München), Germany
Death: Jun. 20, 1970
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA

Joseph Ferdinand was the son of Maria Anna Heidenfelder and George Alexander Herrmann. Herrmann guard at the Hospital of the Holy Ghost in Wiesenfeld. He may have intended to marry Maria, but supposedly was killed in a logging accident along the Main River in 1866, just before Joseph's birth.

Joseph was brother to Louis (Ludwig) Heidenfelder, and it is possible that Hermann was the father of both Ludwig and Joseph.

Joseph emigrated from Germany in 1887 with his mother Maria and brother Louis (Ludwig).

In 1889, Maria Anna married John Freymeyer (Freymyer) and he was stepfather to Ludwig and Joseph. With Freymyer, she had 3 more children, Joseph and Ludwig's half-siblings; Leo, George and Mary Freymyer.

Joseph married Catherine (Katie) Veronica Kearns on 9/26/1906. They were the parents of Eugene Louis, Lawrence, Charlotte, and Eileen Heidenfelder.

In 1917, Joseph registered for the military, stating that he was a street car repairman for United Railway, was still a citizen of Germany, and lived at 3425 Texas Ave. in St. Louis.

In the 1930s, he lived in St. Louis and worked as a foreman for the streetcar.

JOSEPH F. HEIDENFELDER – fortified with the sacraments of Holy Mother's Church, Sat. June 20, 1970, husband of Clara Heidenfelder, dear father of Eugene and Lawrence Heidenfelder, Charlotte Billy and Eileen Babb, our dear stepfather, father-in-law, brother-in-law, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, great uncle and cousin.
--St. Louis Post-Dispatch 22 June 1970 
Family links: 
  Maria Anna Heidenfelder Freymyer (1856 - 1929)
  Clara M Riebling Heidenfelder (1889 - 1971)
  Catherine Veronica Kearns Heidenfelder (1887 - 1953)
  Eugene Louis Heidenfelder (1909 - 1981)*
  Lawrence Joseph Heidenfelder (1910 - 1990)*
  Charlotte Heidenfelder Billy (1912 - 2002)*
  Eileen C. Heidenfelder Babb (1915 - 1996)*
  Louis E. Heidenfelder (1879 - 1967)*
  Joseph Ferdinand Heidenfelder (1886 - 1970)
  Leo John Freymyer (1890 - 1966)*
  George A Freymyer (1892 - 1962)*
  Mary Ann Freymyer Filla (1895 - 1978)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Bridget Cemetery
Franklin County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Old Section
Created by: Katie
Record added: Aug 19, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29151724
Joseph Ferdinand Heidenfelder
Added by: Katie
Joseph Ferdinand Heidenfelder
Added by: Katie
Joseph Ferdinand Heidenfelder
Added by: Katie
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