Caroline <I>Lichteisen</I> App

Caroline Lichteisen App

Neuhaeusel, Departement du Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France
Death 29 Jul 1892 (aged 61)
Cleveland, Oswego County, New York, USA
Burial Jewell, Oneida County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 29954193 · View Source
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Born May 30, 1831-1/2, Alsace-Lorraine France-2 [Germany-1]; d. July 29, 1892,-4/6 Cleveland, Oswego, New York, age 61 of breast cancer-5/6; m. (1) unk.; b. unk.; d. unk.

She had a varied life in her early years. Born to an unwed mother, by age 3 her mother married and six months later a new addition arrived in the way of her brother Johannes, then another brother Ignace who only lived about 2 months, and then another brother. By this time the economics were so bad in Alsace and the political atmosphere was ripe for yet another war that the family decided to get out of the line of fire. They traveled across country to Le Harve, France where they departed aboard the Iowa bound for America. The family disembarked at NYC on May 29, 1839.-7 From there they would have continued upriver on the Hudson River to the Erie Canal and made their way to Central New York. Caroline was listed as only 7 years old on the deparkation manifest, though she would have turned 8 the following day.6 They found themselves just outside of Syracuse, New York in a place called Manlius Station (now Minoa), which was heavily settled with others previously come from the same region in Alsace and Lorraine. So they felt at home among people of like language and customs. However, they did not tarry long as they once again went across the water, this time Oneida Lake, and settled in Oswego County where 4 more children were born.-1/2/4

In 1847, after the last of the children were born, the family bought a 100 acre farm in the Town of Vienna, still on the north shore of Oneida Lake. The only Catholic Church in the area at this time was in North Bay, but this was actually closer to their home than Cleveland, where St. Mary's was built later.

Children of Caroline Lichteissen and _________(Cleveland, Oswego, NY)

i Margaret b. 1849/50
d. unk.

Caroline m. (2) Martin App Sr.,4 1850-6; b. 1824, Mecklenberg, Schwerin, Wurttëmburg, Germany 6; d. June 1, 1910,-4/6 Cleveland, Oswego, New York. They are buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, on the Cleveland/Vienna line on the north shore of Oneida Lake.

In the mid-1860's they had the misfortune to have three of their young sons pass away. They were each buried in St. John=s Cemetery in North Bay, more likely death as the result of some disease as yet unknown

In 1870 her daughter Margaret and her husband, were also living within their household.-2

App, Caroline, wife of Martin App, died last Saturday evening, July 29, 1892, at 9 o'clock, from cancer. She had been ill nearly 3 years and a great sufferer during the past year. Her age was 61 years and 26 days. Deceased was born in Germany and came to this country in 1840 when 9 years of age. She was married in 1850, and had lived here for 24 years. She was the mother of 6 boys and 2 girls, one of the latter by her first husband. Three of the children -- John, George, and Carrie survive her. Deceased was well known throughout this region; a woman of tireless industry, helpful and sympathetic; whose loss is felt among her numerous friends, and mourned in the family circle, where as a devoted wife and mother, she was ever loved and honored. Funeral services were held in St. Mary's church Tuesday morning, conducted by Rev. Fr. McGlynn. [Lakeshore Press, July 1892]

Children of Caroline Lichteissen and Martin App (North Bay, Oneida, NY)

ii Anthony App b. May , 1853
d. February 3, 1864, 11 y, 8 m, 20d

iii Martin, Jr., App b. March 10, 1854
d. June 10, 1863, 9 yrs, 3 mos

iv Frank J. App b. 1857
d. March 28, 1884
m. Mary Keogh

v Caroline App b. September 16, 1859
d. September 8, 1904, Cleveland, NY
m. Henry Griesmyer, January 8, 1885

vi Aloysius App b. April 14, 1861
d. April 22, 1863, 2 yrs, 8 dys

vii John J. App b. 1863
d. June 5, 1925, Denver, Colorado
m. Sarah Foster (Tuft)

viii George C. App b. 1869
d. unk.
m. Eva Weber

1 1860 census, Vienna, Oneida, NY, p. 125
2 1870 census, Cleveland, Oswego, NY p.2
3 North Bay Cemetery, North Bay, Oneida, NY
4 St. Mary's Cemetery, Cleveland, Oswego, NY
5 Charlene Weed, Village of Cleveland Historian
7 NY Passenger Lists 1839
Bitz Genealogy
Litchison Family Research, Krista H. Sweetser

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Caroline [App] His Wife Died July 29, 1892, AE 62 yrs.




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