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Henry Erxmeyer born 1852 Walsrode, Germany died 1922 Hoboken, New Jersey, a Brief Biographic Sketch|
Henry Erxmeyer was born in Walsrode Germany 1852, the son of Henry Erxmeyer and Dorethe Hogrefe.
He immigrated to the United States and settled in Hoboken in 1871.
Henry married twice and had children by both marriages.
He died in Hoboken in January, 1922.
Henry and several of his sons were carpenters and/or builders.
Birth of Henry Erxmeyer
Heinrich Friedrich Wilhelm Christoph born 13 January 1852 in Walsrode, father, Heinrich Wilhelm Erxmeyer, huausling (some sort of occupation), mother, Johanna Dorothee Marie, nee Hogrefe, was baptized 1 February 1852 in the Evangelical Lutherian Church of St Johannes der Taufer (John the Baptist) in Walsrode. Witnesses were: Christoph Wrede, Friedrich Erxmeyer, and Heinrich Eggers. Jahrgang 1852 Pag. 143 Ifd. Nr. 2 (Information from St John Baptist Chruch, Walsrode, September 2005)
His date of birth as listed in the US records varied:
Records in the US indicate that he was born in Walsrode, Hanover, Germany.
He was listed as the son of Dorethe Erxmeyer at the time of her death in 1882.
Immigration by Desertion 1871
Heinrich Erxmeyer arrived in the USA as a crew member of the ship DONAU in August 1871 whereupon he deserted ship. His brother, Freidrich, was also a member of the crew and also deserted ship. Desertion from the German Merchant Marines in New York Harbor was extremely common.
Many young men who lived near Bremen sailed with the German Merchant Marines. This was the only voyage listed for Henry Erxmeyer.
Marriage of Henry Erxmeyer to Anna Kloppenberg
On October 4, 1874 in Hoboken, New Jersey, Henry Erxmeyer, age 28, son of Henry and Dovette Erxmeyer, occupation, carpenter, married Anna Kloppenberg, daughter of John and Meta Kloppenberg (NJ marriage record).
Heinrich Erxmeyer, born on January 13, 1852 in Walsrode Hannover married Anna Kloppenberg, born March 26, 1853 in Scharnbech, Hannover, witnesses, D. Auholtz and W. Schroeder (GECH).
Kloppenberg, John and Meta. No listings in Hoboken.
Children of Henry Erxmeyer and Anna Kloppenberg
I was not able to find civil and/or church records for the births and/or baptisms of all the children of Henry Erxmeyer. The names and dates of births of some of his children were taken from later records.
Henry Erxmeyer and Anna Kloppenberg had the following children:
1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 : L M Erxmeyer 246 Doremus Ave Glen Rock New Jersey 07452-1201
Death of Henry T. Erxmeyer:
Death of Lydia Klimkeit Erxmeyer:
Lydia M. Erxmeyer, Birth: 23 Mar 1908, Death: 1 May 2000 - Glen Rock, Bergen, New Jersey, United States, Civil: New Jersey
Deceased Name: LYDIA M. KLIMKEIT ERXMEYER LYDIA M. KLIMKEIT ERXMEYER, 92, of Glen Rock died Monday. She was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Glen Rock. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Colonial Home, Fair Lawn. Record, The (Hackensack, NJ) Date: May 2, 2000
August Erxmeyer 1902 218 Park av H Jersey City; Hoboken, New Jersey Carpenter Jersey City, New Jersey, City Directory, 1902
170 Summit Ave, West Hoboken, August Erxmeyer, age 31, carpenter, builder, Agnes, wife age 24, married 4 years, 1 child 1 child still living, Henry son age 3,
WWI DR: August Erxmeyer, 170 Summit Street, West Hoboken, age 39, birth October 4, 1878, ship carpenter -rymus Eng Co foot Morris St Jersey city, Agnes Erxmeyer, tall medium build blue eyes, brown hair.
170 Summit Av, West Hoboken, Erxmeyer, August, 41, carpenter, house, Agnes, wife, age 35, Henry, age 13, Helen, age 3, Cook, Henry , brother, age 36, clerk office
1930 Census:716 10th Street Union City August head, R $45, age 51, carpenter, building, Agnes wife age 46, Henry L son age 23, draftsman architect, Helen daughter age 13,
WWII DR: S August Erxmeuer 713 10th St, Union, age 64, dop Oct 4, 1878, Hoboken, Agnes Erxmeyer, employer a Montague and Sons Co, Jersey City
Death: Birth: 1878 Death: Dec. 20, 1945 Machpelah Cemetery North Bergen Hudson County New Jersey, USA Created by: Pat Record added: Aug 23, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 29248462 - August Erxmeyer --- 1878- 12-20-1945 Agnes Erxmeyer --- 1884 - 3-3-1946
Death of Agnes Erxmeyer: 1946 Machpelah Cemetery North Bergen, buried with members of the Cook family.
Birth: Adolph was born on August 2, 1881 in New Jersey.
Adolph H. Erxmeier Gender: Male Birth Date: 02 Aug 1881 Birthplace: Hoboken, Hudson, New Jersey Father's Name: Hen. Erxmeier Father's Birthplace: Ger Father's Age: 29y Mother's Name: Kloppenburg Mother's Birthplace: Ger Mother's Age: 28y Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C00656-1 System Origin: New Jersey-EASy GS Film number: 494193 Reference ID:
Death: Adolph Erxmeyer, 119 Park Ave Hoboken, age 1 year, 8 months and 13 days, died on May 15th 1883 of convulsions due to Meningitis, physician, S. E. Lowenthal (NJDR). Adolph was buried in Weehawken Cemetery Hoboken. His body was later transferred to the Erxmeyer plot in Grove Church Cemetery.
Henry Erxmeyer in the Hoboken Directory of 1875-76
City directories were like phone books before telephones. Henry Erxmeyer appeared for the first time in the Hoboken directory in 1875. He was listed as a carpenter, address 103 Washington, St.
Death of Anna Klobbenburg Erxmeyer
Anne Erxmeyer, born in Germany, in US for 7 years, age 28, died on August 6th 1881at 130 Newark Street in Hoboken, cause of death, inflammation of the brain and paralysis, duration of illness, 4 days, Physician, E. J. Lowenthal (NJDR).
Anna must have died as a complication of childbirth. Her son, Adolph was only 4 days old at the time of her death. She was originally buried in the Weehawken Cemetery. Her body was moved on April 16, 1883 to the Grove Church Cemetery and interred in the Erxmeyer plot.
Note: Her body was moved after Henry had remarried.
Marriage of Henry Erxmeyer to Whilimina Andres
Henry Erxmeyer married Whilimina Andres, born in Germany, in New Jersey circa 1882.
I cannot find the civil record or the church record for this marriage This is a period of time when the church marriage records are missing. Whilimina would have been around 33 years old (old for a first marriage). In addition, she was older than Henry by a year or two. It is possible that Whilimina Andres was a widow.
Children of Henry Erxmeyer and Wilhelmina Andres
Henry Erxmeyer and Wilhelmina Andres had the following children:
Naturalization of Henry Erxmeyer
Both Fred and Henry Erxmeyer were naturalized on April 6, 1888 in Hudson County Common Pleas Court. Frederick listed his age as, 42. Henry listed his age as 34. They both said they were born in Germany and immigrated on July 15, 1871.
Note: They jumped ship in August 1871.
Henry Erxmeyer, Sharpshooter
The Erxmeyer brothers, Henrich and Friedrich were sharpshooters and marksmen.
Among the companies was the Hoboken City Schuetzen Corps whose captain was Henry Erxmeyer.
New York Times August 27, 1895
Henry Erxmeyer in the 1880 Federal Census
The 1880 United Stated census in New Jersey lists the family Henry Erxmeyer at 130 ???? Avenue Hoboken under the spelling "Axmeyer", as follows:
Henry Erxmeyer in the 1885 New Jersey State Census
Ward 2, Henry Erxmeyer M, Wilihmame Erxmeyer F, Henry Erxmeyer M, August Erxmeyer M, Laura Erxmeyer F, Minnie Erxmeyer F
Henry Erxmeyer in the 1895 New Jersey State Census
I did not find the family of Henry Erxmeyer in the 1895 New Jersey Census.
Henry Erxmeyer in the 1900 Federal Census
Henry Erxmeyer and family were listed at 214 Park Avenue in Hoboken as follows:
Note: Henry and August are not Whilimina's sons. They are Henry's by his first marriage.
Henry Erxmeyer in the 1905 New Jersey State Census
The family of Henry Erxmeyer was listed at 214 Park Avenue as follows:
In addition to Henry and his family there were 11 tenants in the building.
Henry and family have been at this address at least since the 1900 census.
Henry Erxmeyer in the 1910 Federal Census
Henry Erxmeyer and his second wife and two daughters were listed on Park Avenue as follows:
Henry Erxmeyer III
Henry Erxmeyer (the son of the above Henry Erxmeyer), and his family were listed at 174 Summit Avenue, West Hoboken as follows:
August Erxmeyer, son of Henry Erxmeyer, and his family were listed at 170 Summit Avenue, West Hoboken as follows:
Henry Erxmeyer in the 1915 New Jersey State Census
Henry Erxmeyer was listed in the 1915 New Jersey State Census ED 4, Ward 1, 214 Park Avenue as follows:
Henry Erxmeyer in the 1920 Federal Census
I was not able to find Henry Erxmeyer in the 1920 Census. He did not die until 1922.
Henry Erxmeyer III
Henry's son, Henry Erxmeyer was listed at 174 Summit Avenue in West Hoboken:
Note: West Hoboken later became Union City.
Henry's son, August Erxmeyer, was listed 170 Summit Avenue in West Hoboken:
Henry Cook must be Helen's brother.
January 1899 Christian Fischer et ux to Henry Erxmeyer --- Bloomfield St 25x100 $1,500 1 yr
October 29, 1900: John Schmalz with Henry Erxmeyer all carp work required for wagon shed to be erected on the s. e. cor Grand and 8th strs $1,550. Hoboken
November 1901: Henry Erxmeyer with Jos. F Hourigan all plumbing work required for five story double apartment house to be known as 214 Park Ave, Louis Meyster & sons, archt. $2,039.50 August 1902: Henry Erxmeyer submitted a bid of $27,995 for all carpenter work on the erection of a new public school at 8th and Adams. His was the highest of three bids.
November 1903: Hoboken Wm Stems with Henry Erxmeyer all work required in the erection of a four story frame house with brick cellar, on the s. e. cor 14th and Adams sts., Goe C Brokhaus arct. $8,600
June 8, 1907 tenement house plan approved Hoboken Henry Erxmeyer 708 and 710 Willow Ave to 5 story brick $50,000. See Hoboken Houses Henry Erxmeyer's nephew, Herman Blanck, lived at 710 Willow in 1909.
June 14, 1907 Architect Louis Meysire [?] has completed plans for Henry Erxmeyer of 216 Park Avenue, Hoboken for the erection at 708 and 710 Willow Avenue between Seventh and Eight Streets. Hoboken. The building will measure 88x83. The front will be of pressed brick with blue stone trimmings. The apartments will consist of four rooms and bath for four families on each floor. The building will have all the latest improvements, including tiled vestibules, open plumping, cabinet mantels, dumb waiters, fire escapes and will cost about $50,000
December 16, 1907, Willow Ave. w side 102 ft n of 7th st 84x100 Hoboken Land and Impt co to Henry Erxmeyer....$1.
In March 1899 Henry Erxmeyer's horse took fright while standing at the corner of Summit and Thorn Streets in Jersey City. The horse, pulling a buggy, ran down Thorn to Central to Prospect, to to Palisades to Franklin to Ogden and to Ferry street where the horse and the buggy were stopped by a boy. One of the shafts of the carriage was broken. It was fixed and Henry Erxmeyer drove back to Hoboken.
Carpenters Strike, 19--
Twenty carpenters employed by Henry Erxmeyer of 10th and Clinton streets walked off the job at a new building on 15th street. The strike was called to protest the mason and labourer's grievances against non union labor being employed in Hoboken.
Henry Erexmeyer Jr. defends his father 1900
May 10, 1900 Henry Erxmeyer filed a complaint against Christopher Simonson for assault and battery. Both men were members of the Carpenters Local Union 467. While in a saloon discussing wages Simonson accused Henry Erxmeyer sr of hiring scab workers. Henry Sr was described as a "contractor employing many carpenters." Henry Jr. defended his father. Simonson "a large, muscular Swede who spoke pigeon English" responded by knocking him down, beating and kicking him severely. (Jersey Journal, May 10, 1900)
St Matthew's Lutheran Church Hoboken
Henry Erxmeyer was on the church council at the time St Matthew's Lutheran church celebrated its 50 anniversary in 1908.
1915 Real Estate
Building operations in Hoboken, H. Erxmeyer, Sr. to alter building No. 1028 Willow Ave $1,480.00. (Board of Trade Bulletin, Vol. 4)
Death of Henry Erxmeyer, 1922
Henry Erxmeyer, born January 13, 1852 in Germany, the son of Henry and Dorethe Erxmeyer, both born in Germany, occupation, builder, age 69 years, 11 months and 23 days, the husband of Whilimina Andres, died at 541 Central Avenue in Jersey City on January 5th, 1922, cause of death, chronic myocarditis, ill since December 28, 1921. Henry was buried in the Erxmeyer plot in Grove Church Cemetery.
Filled February 10 1922.
Henry Erxmeyer of Hoboken New Jersey —
First: Standard will format about sound mind, debts paid, etc.
Second: "household furniture, beds, bedding, and all jewelry and articles appertaining to housekeeping to my beloved wife, Wilhelmine Erxmeyer".
Third: "I hereby direct that my executors and trustees may sell my carpentering and contracting business at any time they see fit. They must however, first offer it to my two sons, Henry and August, and allow them to buy said business at the price my executors unanimously agree on. Should the said Henry and August not be ale to pay for the same in cash, my executors may accept in lieu thereof a mortgage or any other good security from them. If said two sons are not willing to purchase said business, them my executers may sell the same at any time and price on which they unanimously agree, to any other person or persons. The money derived from said sale is to be divided in equal parts among my children and wife. My wife to share equally with each child, that is, she is to get the same share as each child would get."
Forth: The provisions for his wife were given in "lieu of dower". "She is not to have any dower in my estate. I hereafter made her one of the executors and trustees, but in case she re-marries, then her right to be executor and trustee one or both of them, is to immediately cease."*
Fifth: He gives his executors and trustees control over the estate as they see best.
Sixth: If any of his children die before receiving his or her share then that share should go to the offspring of that child. If the child has no offspring the share should be divided equally among the surviving children. On the death of his wife her share should be divided equally among the children.
Seventh: He appointed his wife, Wilhelmina, and his children Henry and Wilhemina as his his executors and trustees. He appointed August to replace anyone who could not fulfill their duties for what ever reason. In the case of a second vacancy he apointed his daughter Lulu.
The will was signed the 5th of April, 1911.
The will was signed on Februar 10, 1922 by Wilhelmina Erxmeyer, Wilhemina Erxmeyer and Henry Erxmeyer.
* Wilhelmina was born circa 1849, so she was about 73 years old in 1922.
Death of Wilhelmina Erxmeyer, 1927
Wilhelmine Erxmeyer, age 78, buried November 4, 1927. Buried in the Erxmeyer plot in Grove church Cemetery.
The sons of Henry Erxmeyer in the 1930 Federal Census
August Erxmeyer was listed in the 1930 Federal Census at 716 Tenth Street, Union City, New Jersey as follows:
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