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 Bertha <I>Baumeister</I> Settele

Bertha Baumeister Settele

Augsburg, Augsburger Stadtkreis, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Death 12 Sep 1948 (aged 67)
New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Section 12
Memorial ID 39060142 · View Source
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Daughter of Johann Baumeister & Genovefa Dittmayer.
She married Heinrich Settele in Germany on June 4, 1904.
After several miscarriages they had a son, Alfred "Freddy", (b.1906, d. 1993, m. Leocardia "Dot" Sutkiewicz) and a daughter, Bertha, nicknamed Mitzi, (b. 1907, d. 1986, m. Arthur Belanger) before immigrating to the United States.
Her husband came to the States alone, arriving on November 2, 1907, when he became Harry Settele. She arrived with their children the following year on May 2, 1908.
They settled in New Bedford, where he'd found work in the cotton mills.
Bertha had six more living children and one stillborn daughter after arriving in New Bedford, Massachusetts:

Ellen, b. 1909, d. 1988, m. Maurille Gervais
Clara, b. 1910, d. 2005, m. Peter Joseph Eckert
Harry, Jr., b. 1912, d. 2003, m. Mary Anna Josefek
Otto Paul, b. 1913, d. 1997, m. Sophie Julia Kusniesz
Stillborn daughter, 1914
Louis Harry, b. 1915, d. 2001, m. Kathleen Mary "Kay" Higham
Norma, b. 1922, d. 2010. m. David Pimental.

Bertha was grandmother to 23 grandchildren from seven of her eight living children. (Otto and his wife Sophie had none.)

Alfred's children: Bertha (Settele) Thall; Ronald Settele; Pauline (Settele) Heyder; Alfred Settele Jr.
Bertha's children: Arthur 'Sonny' Belanger; Estelle (Belanger) Steffens; Eleanor (Belanger) Zbranek; Raymond Belanger.
Ellen's children: Maurice Gervais; Louis Gervais.
Clara's children: Allan Paul Eckert; Stephen Eckert; David Eckert.
Harry, Jr's children: Maryann (Settele) McCann; Dorothy Ellen (Settele) Bednar; Carol (Settele) Forte; Harry Settele III; Bertha (Settele) Jacob.
Louis' children: Karen E. (Settele) Martin; Lois (Settele) Oullette; Richard H. Settele.
Norma's children: Bertha Settele 'Sara' (Pimentel) Andrews; Donna J. Pimentel.

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Gravesite Details She was cremated and her ashes were buried beneath the hearth of an outdoor fireplace on a small piece of land that wasn't sold with the house. The land was later sold outside the family before the ashes could be moved.
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  • Added: 4 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 39060142
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Bertha Baumeister Settele (2 Nov 1880–12 Sep 1948), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39060142, citing Pine Grove Cemetery, New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by D J Pimentel (contributor 47148697) .