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Minnie E. Weinkauff Anderson Ristow
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Birth: May 3, 1870
Death: Aug. 19, 1939
Gladwin County
Michigan, USA

Minnie WEEINKAUFF, one of two children, both daughters of Daniel Friedrich Wilhelm & Anna Rosina nee WACHHOLZ WEINKAUFF, was born in Lobens, Kreis Posen, West Prussia.

Minnie was baptized 11 May 1870 Lobsens, Posen, Preussen.

CENSUS: (1880)
The 1880 Michigan, Presque Isle County, Posen Township Federal Census (ED 282; Page 14) enumerated 19 June 1880 by Henry Clothier shows:
WEINKAUF, Daniel, 32, farmer, born Prussia
WEINKAUF, Maria, 10, daughter, born Prussia
WEINKAUF, Paulina, 5, daughter, born Michigan

The Presque Isle County, MI Court House death record shows Ann Weinkauf - age 23 years, 2 months, 15 days died 12 January 1875 Posen Township of a "cold." Anna is buried in the Weinkauff Cemetery (1.3 miles east of M 65 from Posen, MI on the Grand Lake Road on the north side). Anna's is the only known burial. A cement cross has the words "Weinkauff Cemetery 1875". It is not known if other Weinkauff family members are interred in that cemetery.

After her mother's death, her father was a yooung widower. He married a young widow, Louise 'Lizzie' nee BETHKE NEHRING, 06 September 1880 in St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church of Alpena, MI. From Lizzie's prior marriage, 2 sons were born and became members of the new marriage. Minnie now had 2 step-brothers, Ferdinand Nehring and William Nehring, besides her sister Pauline.

HALF SIBLINGS OF MINNIE: (Children of Daniel and Lizzie)
Emil, Julius, Emma, Theodore, Eduard, Emma, Lena, Bertha, Sarah, Frederick, & Martha

Minnie WEINKAUFF married (1) Albert ANDERSON 19 October 1887 in St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church of Alpena, MI. Witnesses at their marriage by Rev. F. W. Wendt were Ernst Marwede, Carl Anderson.

CENSUS RECORDS: (1900 & 1910)
The 1900 Alpena County, MI federal census shows Minnie, 30, married 12 years, born May 1870 Germany, 5 children born with 5 children living, in America 20 years, to America 1880. Her husband is Albert Anderson, 35, married 12 years, born January 1865 Germany, in America 24 years, to America 1876, farmer in Alpena Township. Their children are: Julius, Albert, Agnes, Ferdinand, Rudolph - all born in Michigan.

The 1910 Gladwin County, MI federal census shows Minnie, 39, married 22 years, 10 children born with 9 children living. Her husband is Albert Anderson, farmer in Sage Township. Minnie and Albert were born in Germany. Their children are: Julius, Albert, Agnes, Kerner (sic), Rudolph, Gust, Hattie, Elsie, Samuel - all born in Michigan.

Death certificate of Briley Township (Montmorency County), MI shows ALBERT ANDERSON died 25 October 1916 of blood poisoning caused by ankle being rubbed by rubberboot. He was a lumberman. The certificalte also shows he was buried in Gladwin, MI

After Albert's death in 1916, Minnie nee WEINKAUFF ANDERSON married widower Ferdinand RISTOW 19 April 1919 in Rogers City (Presque Isle County), MI. This was Minnie & Ferdinand's 2nd marriage. Witnesses at Minnie & Ferdinand's marriage by Clergyman Robert Boyer were Mrs. A. J. Cole & Mrs. Robert Boyer, both of Rogers. The marriage record shows Mrs. Minnie Anderson, 47 of Gladwin, MI, domestic, married once before.

CENSUS RECORDS: (1920 & 1930)
The 1920 Michigan, Presque Isle County, Belknap Township Federal Census (ED 314; Page 4B) enumerated 15 January 1920 by Alex McLennan shows:
RISTOW, Ferdinand, head, 49, owns farm free of mortgage, born Michigan, parents born Germany, Farmer
RISTOW, Minnie, wife, 48, born Michigan, parents born Germany
RISTOW, Hattie, daughter, 14, born Michigan
RISTOW, Lawrence, son, 13, born Michigan
RISTOW, Ruth, daughter, 6, born Michigan
(NOTE: No children were born to Minnie and Ferdinand. Hattie, Lawrence, & Ruth are Minnie's children.)

Minnie and Ferdinand Ristow divorced 12 April 1929 in Rogers City, MI with Ferdinand charging desertion.
The 1930 Belknap Township, Presque Isle County, Michigan Federal Census (ED 3; Page 7A) enumerated 18 April 1930 by Otto Grambau shows:
RISTOW, Ferdinand, head, 53, divorced, owns farm with no value listed, born Michigan, parents born Germany, farmer, general farming

OBITUARY: Gladwin County Record (23 August 1939 - Page 1; Column 6)
Mrs. Albert Anderson, a former Gladwin resident, died of a heart attack August 17 at her home in Youngstown, Ohio. Mrs. Anderson was born in Alpena, Michigan, May 3, 1870 and was married to Albert Anderson in 1857. To them was born eleven children. Mr. Anderson and two sons preceded her in death. The Anderson family came from Alpena in 1907 and settled in Sage township. In 1923 she moved to Youngstown, Ohio.
Surviving her are five sons, Julius, Ferdinand, Rudolf and Samuel all of Youngstown, Gustave of Gladwin, four daughters, Mrs. Agnes Weston, Mrs. Ruth Little of Youngstown, Mrs. Hattie Brennaman of Portersville, Pennsylvania, Mrs. Elsie Lloyd of Tulsa, Oklahoma, twenty two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
The body of Mrs. Anderson was brought to Gladwin Saturday. Services were held at the Rogers Funeral Home Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Warkentine officiating. Burial was in Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 8-23/1939 Column 6 Page 1.

Correctly, the gravestone show read Minnie Anderson RISTOW.

Family links: 
  Anna Rosina Wachholz Weinkauff (1851 - 1875)
  Albert Anderson (1865 - 1916)
  Ferdinand William Ristow (1876 - 1956)*
  Albert Hermann Anderson (1891 - 1912)*
  Rudolph Alfred Anderson (1896 - 1975)*
  Gustave D. Anderson (1900 - 1975)*
  Minnie E. Weinkauff Anderson Ristow (1870 - 1939)
  Pauline Caroline Weinkauff Kreft (1875 - 1937)*
*Calculated relationship
Single stone with Albert
Ridge Cemetery
Gladwin County
Michigan, USA
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Record added: Feb 10, 2008
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Minnie E. <i>Weinkauff Anderson</i> Ristow
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