|Birth: ||Feb. 10, 1858|
Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
|Death: ||Oct. 5, 1956|
Frederick Henry William Baumgarten, son of Friedrich Baumgarten and his wife Wilhelmine Estdorf, was born on February 10, 1858 in Barum, Hanover, Germany. As an infant he received the Sacrament of Holy Baptism. At the age of three years he came to the United States with his parents. The family settled on a farm in the town of Westfield, Sauk County, Wis. There he received his secular and religious education in the parochial school of Zion's Lutheran church, of which congregation his parents were members. In the midst of that congregation he was then also confirmed by the Rev. Kessler. He remained a faithful member of the Lutheran church all his life. His youth was spent chiefly in the Town of Westfield. On November 25, 1881, he was married to Miss Emma Brueckner of the Town of Westfield, a daughter of Rev. Brueckner, then a pastor of Zion's Lutheran church in the Town of Westfield. This union was blessed with seven children of whom one, a daughter Bertha, died in infancy, while another daughter, Helen, died at the age of 23 years.
After their marriage the young couple first settled on the farm of the groom's mother in Town of Westfield. In the year 1894 they then moved to Ableman, Wis., now called Rock Springs, where they remained until the year 1900 when they came to the Baraboo community settling first on a farm near the city and then in 1915 on the place on Crawford Street, which then remained his residence for the rest of his life.
While living in Baraboo the deceased was a faithful member of St. John's Lutheran church. In the year 1931 the deceased and his wife celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Had he lived until the 25th of November of this year they would have able to observe the 75th anniversary of their marriage.
The deceased enjoyed good health most of his long life. About twelve years ago, however, he contracted a severe case of pneumonia from which he recovered but slowly, and since then he has been in failing health. For the last three years he has been confined to his bed, but was a very patient sufferer and seldom complained. On Friday, October 5, 1956, he was taken to the local hospital where he passed away on that same day in the evening at 10:00 o'clock. His age came to 98 years, 7 months and 23 days.
He is survived by his aged wife, by four sons, Fred Jr, Alex and Otto of Baraboo, and Edward of Rock Springs, by 1 daughter, Mrs. Gary Van Loenen of Prairie du Sac,. by 38 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and one great-great- grandchild, also by one half sister, Mrs. Elsie Schultz of the Town of Westfield, and many more distant relatives.
Funeral services were held at St. John's Lutheran church and burial in Walnut Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons and nephews, Arthur, Ted, Harold Baumgarten, Robert Van Loenen, Ernest Koenig and Henry Schultz.
Heinrich Christoph Friederich Baumgarten (1825 - 1867)
Wilhelmine Katherina Henrietta Estorf Meyer (1830 - 1881)
Emma Louise Brueckner Baumgarten (1863 - 1957)
Friedrick Wilhelm Baumgarten (1882 - 1971)*
Bertha Anna Dorothea Baumgarten (1883 - 1885)*
Louise Wilhelmina Agnes Van Loenen (1886 - 1960)*
Alexander Herman Heinrich Baumgarten (1890 - 1979)*
Edward Ludwig Baumgarten (1892 - 1984)*
Otto William Baumgarten (1898 - 1968)*
Helen Louise Baumgarten (1904 - 1928)*
Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Baumgarten (1850 - 1910)*
Dorothea Elisabeth Baumgarten Wolter (1853 - 1921)*
Johann Heinrich Baumgarten (1855 - 1915)*
Frederick Henry William Baumgarten (1858 - 1956)
Gustav Heinrich August Baumgarten (1860 - 1948)*
Anna Katherina Baumgarten Koenig (1863 - 1941)*
Herman John Baumgarten (1866 - 1945)*
Infant Meyer (1869 - 1869)**
Elise D Meyer Schulze (1870 - 1963)**
Wilhelmina Meyer Choinski (1872 - 1948)**
Carl Meyer (1874 - 1894)**
Otto August Wilhelm Meyer (1877 - 1956)**
Walnut Hill Cemetery
Plot: Section C 3
Created by: Lyle Baumgarten
Record added: Mar 30, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50466214