Goehle Introduction -
Catherine Furst Scwarzmeier Lindemann -
Julius Lindemann -
Thanks to Mark Soltysiak, a descendant of Catherine Lindemann Beyerkohler
Van Loo and her first husband, Charles Beyerkohler, for information he has
provided on Catherine Lindemann Beyerkohler Van Loo.
information he supplied is entered in green type.
Birth of Catherine Lindemann, 1866
Sophia Cath Lindemann born February 7, 1866, the daughter of Julius Lindermann of Bettmar, Braunschweig,
nee Furst, born Aschaffenburg, Bavaria, was baptized on April 8, 1866, address 216 2 Ave.,
Rivington German Presbyterian Chruch, New York City, sponsor Sophia Furst.
- Sophia Cath. Lindemann went under the name Catherine.
Various records indicate that she was called Kate or Katie.
- Sophia Furst was the wife of Catherine Furst's brother, Ludwig
Marriage of Catherine Lindemann and Charles Beyerkohler, 1888
Catherine Lindemann and Charles Beyerkohler were married on May 19, 1888 in the
Deutsche Evang. Kirche on Madison and Montgomery Street.
Charles Beyerkohler, 244 3rd Street, age 23, single, occupation,
cigar box manufacture, born in Germany, father's name, Martin BeyerKohler,
mother's maiden name, Mary Loeffler, married Catherine Lindemann, of
244 3rd Ave, age 22, single, born in New York, father's name, Julius Lindemann,
mother's name, Catherine Furst , on May 19, 1888,
witnesses, Louis Jacob of Jersey City and Henry J. Metz.
The marriage was performed by Pastor B. Krusi at 270 Madison Street, New York.
A stamp on the certificate says Deutsch Evang. Kirche. Cor. Madison and
Montgomery Sts. N.Y. This was a German Presbyterian Church.
(New York Certificate of Marriage #6378, State of New York for 1888)
The Church records lists,
Karl Beyerkohler, 23, occupation "segarbox manuf" born,
(Need to transcribe town) Bayern, 244 Third Street between Ave. B & C,
to Katherine Lindemann, 22, (?) born New York, 244 3 Street, witnesses, Louis Jacob,
Jersey City and Henry J Metz.
Children of Catherine Lindemann and Charles Beyerkohler
Minnie Beyerkohler (1888-1977) and Jacob Westrich
Minnie born October 3, 1888.
Note: I did not find a birth record in the NYC archives for Minnie Beyerkohler. Births before 1900 were frequently not recorded.
Marriage: King Co. certificate 883, 1912, Minnie Beyerkohler 526 E 6th Street Manhattan age 23, born Manhattan, father
Charles Beyerkohler, mother Kate Lindemann, married
Jacob Westrich of 336 _ Bronx, age 30, single, decorater, born Germany, father, Charles, Westrich, mother,
Louisa Tiebald, 1st marriage for both, 396 Grahahm Ave, Brooklyn, 20
January 1912, witnesses Fred Dieter, and Annie Dieter, minister W Walentu (?),
Question: Why were they married in Brooklyn if he was from the Bronx and she
was from Manhattan?
Note: See next section for more information on the children of Minnie Beyerkohler and Jacob
Death: The record is very dark and hard to read. Marie Westrich age 25,
330 West 21 Street Queens, single, date of birth May 29, 1913, age 25,
factory pencil ---, father, Jacob Westrich, born US, mother Minnie Beyerkohler, born US, Pulmonary phihyesis (?) nephritis,
died Aug 12, 1928 buried Lutheran Cemetery Aug 15, 1938.
- Mildred, October 3, 1913
Marriage: Ellsworth Breedon, 1938
Death of Ellsworth Breedon:
born 04 Aug 1904, died
06762 (Middlebury, New Haven, CT),
- Marie married Edwin Soltysiak
- Ruth married _____ George
Death of Mildred:
Mildred W. Breedon,
BIRTH: 25 Sep 1913,
DEATH: 14 Sep 2009 - Naugatuck, New Haven, Connecticut
CIVIL: New York
Mildred W. Breedon,
Gender: F (Female),
Age at Death: 95,
Death Date: 14 Sep 2009,
Death Place: Naugatuck,
Obituary Date: 17 Sep 2009,
Newspaper Title: Waterbury Republican-American,
Newspaper Location: Waterbury, CT, USA,
Birth Date: 25 Sep 1913,
Spouse's Name: E. Robert Breedon,
Parents' Names: Jacob and Minnie (Beyerkohler) Westrich,
Childrens' Names: Marie and her husband, Edwin Soltysiak, of Orange, and Ruth George of Milford,
Siblings' Names: Marie Westrich and Marie Jaspers,
Number of Grandchildren: 2
Birth: Sep. 25, 1913
New York, USA
Death: Sep. 14, 2009
New Haven County
MIDDLEBURY - Mildred W. Breedon, 95, formally of Woodside Heights, passed away on Monday, Sept. 14, 2009, at the Glendale Center in Naugatuck. She was the wife of the late E. Robert Breedon.
Mildred was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Sept. 25, 1913. She was the daughter of the late Jacob and Minnie (Beyerkohler) Westrich. She worked for the Waterbury tax office as a tax clerk for many years until her retirement.
She is survived by two daughters, Marie and her husband, Edwin Soltysiak, of Orange, and Ruth George of Milford; two grandchildren, Mark Soltysiak and Linda Foster; and one great-granddaughter, April. Predeceased by two sisters, Marie Westrich and Marie Jaspers.
Arrangements: Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Friday, Sept. 18, 2009, at Old Pine Grove Cemetery, 390 Meriden Road, Waterbury, at 11:00 a.m. There are no calling hours. The Alderson Funeral Home of Cheshire, 615 S. Main St., is in charge of arrangements. To place an online condolence, or to light a candle in Mildred's name, please visit www.aldersonfuneralhomes.com.
Old Pine Grove Cemetery
New Haven County
Created by: Michael Ryley Bradbury
Record added: Sep 16, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42029085
- Louise, born January 26, 1916
Marriage: William Jasper
LOUISE JASPER, born
26 Jan 1916, died
065-10-4303, issued in
New York (SSDI)
OTHER: Herndon, Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
Chestnut Grove Cemetery
Created by: Hope
Record added: Jan 28, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17722292
William F. Jaspers 1907-1975
NAME: William Jaspers
BIRTH: 21 Feb 1907
DEATH: Oct 1975 - Arlington, Arlington, Virginia, USA
CIVIL: New York
1920 Census: East 3rd Street, Mina Westrich, head, age 30, married, examiner,
clothing, Marie, daughter age 7,
Mildred daughter age 6, Louisa daughter age 3 yr 11 mo., all born NY. Where was Jacob?
Minnie Westrich 36, housekeeper,
Marrie Westrich 13,
Mildred Westrich 11,
Luise Westrich 09,
Paul Popkin 42, lodger. Where was Jacob?
Death of Jacob Westrich: Jacob Westrich age 53, died April 19, 1935,
at Harlem Hospital, "single", born USA, father, Charles Westrich born Germany, Mother, Louisa
Thiabald, born Germany, address 125 W 97th Street, buried Lutheran Cemetery April 22, 1935
Manhattan Certificate #9153 1935
1940 Census: Assembly District 6, Manhattan, New York City, New York, New
614 East 5th street, Minnie Westrich, age 51, widow, house cleaning domestic.
Death of Minnie Westrich:
born, 03 Oct 1888, died
06762 (Middlebury, New Haven, CT),
06702 (Waterbury, New Haven, CT),
SS# 158-01-1600, issued,
(Social Security Death Index)
"Middlebury — Mrs Minnie (Beyerkohler) Westrich, 88, 348
Kelly Road, widow of Jacob
Westrich, died Tuesday morning at her home.
Buried in the Old Pine Grove
Mrs. Westrich was born Oct. 3, 1888 in New York City
the daughter of the late Kate (Lindermann)
Beyerhohler Van Loo.
She had lived in Middlebury for the
past seven years.
Mrs Westrich leaves two daughters, Mrs
Mildred Breedon of Middlebury and Mrs Louise Jaspers of Virginia; a brother
John Van Loo of Washington, N. Y.; a sister Mrs Madeline Shine of
Titusville, Fla.; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren."
Naugatuck Daily News, March 21, 1977
More on Jacob Westrich: Born circa 1882, US, son of Charles Westrich and Louisa Thibald.
Not listed WWI Draft Registration. Did not find him on US censuses on Ancestry.com.
- George Beyerkohler, 1890 per 1890 NYC Police census
1890 NYC Police Census
A federal census was taken every ten years. Unfortunately, the 1890 federal
census burned before it could be microfilmed. Fortunately, there was a
"Police" census done in NYC in 1890.
Charles "Beyer", age 28, his wife Kate, age 25, daughter Minnie age 2, and son George age
3 months were listed at 88 Sheriff street. This was also the home Kate's mother,
Catherine Furst Lindemann, and of her sister, Minnie, the wife of Peter Goehle.
Info from Catherine Lindemann and Charles Beyerkohler's Descendent,
In April 2004, Mark Soltysiak (the great grandson
of Catherine Lindemann through her daughter, Minnie) contacted me by email. Over the next few months he has
provided the following information.
Catherine Lindmann Beyerkohler and Charles Beyerkohler had a daughter, Minnie, born Oct. 3, 1888.
Minnie Beyerkohler married
"Jacob Jacob Westrich (born Aug. 8, 1882) in the
lower east side of Manhattan and had three children,
one of whom, Mildred Catherine Westrich (Breedon) is
my grandmother (and who is 92 and in great health). "
Children of Minnie Beyerkohler and Jacob Westrich:
- Marie born 1912, died of TB 1938
- Mildred Catherine born September 25, 1913, Brooklyn.
Married: Ellworth Breedon, First Presbyterian Church, 5th Ave., NYC, on February 14, 1938
- Louise born 1916, died May 9, 1977
Death of Minnie Beyerkohler:
Mrs. Westrich was born Oct. 3 1888 in New York city, the daughter of the late J.
Beyerkohler and Kate (Lindermann) Van Loo. She had lived in Middlebury for the past seven
years. Mrs Westrich leaves two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Breedon of Middlebury and Ms. Louis
Jaspers of Virginia; a brother, John Van Loo of Washington, N.Y.; a sister Mrs. Madeline (Van Loo)
Shine of Titusville, Fl.
Waterbury American, Tuesday March 17, 1977
Kate Lindermann "was married to a Beyerkohler who died at 21 years in a fishing accident".
- "Kate Lindermann remarried in 1898 and became
Charles Beyerkohler, Death, 1891
Thanks to Mark Soltysiak for the information on his early death.
Charles Beyerkohler, age 27 years 9 months, married, cigar maker, born, German,
in US and NYC 18 years, father, (a letter I can't quite make out which may be C. It is not M.) Beyerkohler,
born Germany, mother, ______, born Germany, address, 88 Sherriff Street, tenement, died on
September 19, 1891 around 1 P.M., chief cause of death, lobar pneumonia, contributing cause,
pleurisies chronic, duration 8 days,
buried Lutheran Cemetery. (NYC Death Certificate #32675, 1891)
Notes on the death of Charles Beyerkohler:
Mark Soltysiak said the family story was that Charles died at age 21 in a fishing accident.
There is a tendency to romanticize stories over time, especially when it relates to death at a young age.
It is possible that Charles Beyerkohler developed pneumonia after having been out fishing.
Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection.
- Pleurisy is an inflammation of the membrane (pleura) that surrounds the lung. It generally involves painful breathing, coughing, and a buildup of fluid in the pleural cavity.
- Katherine's sister, Minnie Lindemann Goehle, and her family including Catherine
Furst Schwarzmeier Lindemann, lived at 88 Sherrif St from 1890, where they were listed in the 1890 NYC Police Census,
at least 1894 when her son, Frank, was born.
Marriage of Catherine Lindemann Beyerkohler to Joe Garri Van Loo
Thanks to Mark Soltysiak for the information to a second marriage to Van Loo.
Kate Lindemann Beyerkohler married Joe Garri Van Loo in 1896, Manhattan certificate #16575.
Joe Garri Van Loo, 548 1st Avenue, 28, single, born in New Jersey,
1st marriage, father, Cornelius Van Loo, mother, Addie, married Kate Beyerkohler, 374 4th Street, age 30, widow,
born in New York, father, Julius Lindemann, mother, Kate, 2nd marriage, on October 18, 1896.
Witnesses: Minnie Goehle and Peter Goehle. The ceremony
was performed by John Palmer.
737 W. 6th Street.
Minnie Goehle was Catherine's sister, Minnie Lindemann Goehle. Peter was Minnie's husband.
Children of Catherine Lindemann Beyerkohler and Joe Garri Van Loo
Kate Lindemann Beyerkohler and Joe Garri Van Loo had:
- Madeline [Mattie] Van Loo Bivona Shine (1898-)
(Madeline/Martha) Mattie K Van Loo born April 26, 1898, 522 E 5th Street, father, Joseph Van Loo, born in US, age 30,
labourer, mother, Katherine Lindemann, born in the US, age 32, third child of mother, 2 living (that would include
Mattie) Manhattan certificate #18057, 1898.
1st Marriage: Joseph Bivona, based on 1930 census.
Bivona Joseph, Apr 14, 1915 and Madeline Vanloo, Manhattan 9541
WWIDR for Joseph Bivona: Joseph John Bivona, cannot read address,
born September -- 1896, New York, father born Mari--ro, Italy employer, F. M. Stark, 61 & 63 E 53rd Street
Brooklyn, New york
Wife, Madeline Bivona, 81 East 4th Street, NY, USA, black hair black eyes medium build medium height.
- Margaret c. 1916
- Catherine c. 1918
Death of Joseph Bivona:
Before 1930. She was listed as a widow in the 1930 census. Not listed in the
NYC Death Index.
Marriage: Bivona, Madeline, Jan 17, 1931 Manhattan 3701 to Shine, George
George Shine 50, shipping clerk lumbar co.,
Madeline Shine 42
Catherine Bivona 22, typist advertising co.
WWIIDR for George Shine: George Anthony Shine 286 E 10th street born Sept 3, 1889 wife Madeline Shine, employee F. ?. Honerkamp Co.
MADELINE SHINE, born
26 Apr 1898, died
06854 (Norwalk, Fairfield, CT),
New York (SSDI)
Other Shines in the SSDI in Fairfield County, Ct.:
JAMES SHINE, born
23 Aug 1897, died
06851 (Norwalk, Fairfield, CT),
New York (SSDI)
M A SHINE, born
28 Oct 1904, died
09 Oct 1993,
06897 (Wilton, Fairfield, CT),
MAYBELLE SHINE, born
26 Feb 1904, died
06430 (Fairfield, Fairfield, CT).
WILLIAM P SHINE,
born 06 Mar 1928, died
26 May 1997,
06432 (Fairfield, Fairfield, CT),
New York (SSDI)
With Catherine Van Loo
- John Van Loo, August 15, 1900 - July 1979
John Van Loo, August 15, 1900 - July 1979
WWI Draft Registration: John Joseph Van Loo, 420 E 5th Street NY
age 18, born August 15, 1900, piano maker, Krenich (?) and Back, 223 E 23 rd Street NY, next of kin, Katherine
VanLoo 410 E 5th Street NY height medium, build medium
eyes blue hair brown, September 12, 98
1930 Census: No
John Vanloo, SSN: 084-01-2492, Last Residence: 10992 Washingtonville, Orange, New York,
Born: 15 Aug 1900, Died: Jul 1979
Catherine Lindemann Beyerkohler Van Loo in the 1900 Census
Can't read street address, can't read first name of Mr. Van Loo, head, born 1855, age 35 born
New Jersey, electrician (?)
Kate wife, born 1865, age 34,
Minnie daughter, Aug 1888,
Mathilda, daughter Mar 1893
Death of Joseph G Van Loo 1902
Joseph G Van Loo, died October 18, 1902. married, occupation, gen repairing, age 34, resident of NYC
12 years, father Conelius Van Loo, born Holland, mother Adriana
__ born Holland, place of death Belview Hospital, cause of death asal----a,
buried Lutheran Cemetery.
Catherine Lindemann Beyerkohler Van Loo in the 1910 Census
Catherine Lindemann Beyerkohler Va Loo and her children were listed in the 1910 census at 526 6th Street as
NARA T624, film 10331, page 188A
- Van Loo, Kate, head, age 45, 5 children, 3 still living, born,
NY, occupation, (I can't read it very well), visit ? work? shop?
- Minnie, daughter, age 21, single, born NY, occupation, ? clothing?
- Martha, daughter, age 12, born NY.
- John, son, age 9, born NY
Catherine Lindemann Beyerkohler Van Loo in the 1920 Census
410 5th street,
Manhattan Assembly District 8, New York, New York
Katherine Vanloo 55
John Vanloo 19, piano maker, piano factory,
Pete Parnk 24, boarder
Catherine Lindemann Beyerkohler Van Loo in the 1930 Census
East 5th Ave (Can't read): Katherine VanLoo head rent $17, age 65, widow,
Madeline, Bivona daughter, age 31, widow, leather worker, shop
Margaret Bivona granddaughter, age 14,
Catherine Bivona granddaughter, age 12.
Death of Catherine Lindemann Beyerkohler Van Loo, 1944
From Mark Soltysiak, August 23, 2004
According to my grandmothers records, Kate (Lindermann) Van Loo died on Monday April 13, 1944 at home on 5th Street.
NYC Death Record: Kate Van Loo 506 E 5th Street widow of Joseph born Feb 14, 1865***, age 79 years, 1 mo and 30 days,
housewife, father John* Lindemann born German, mother Sophia Gray**
born Germany, died April 13, 1944 at 506 5th Street of natural causes, informant Madeline Shine daughter 286 E 10th
Street, buried Lutheran Cemetery April 17, 1944.
- *Father, "Julius" Lindemann
- **Mother, Catherine Furst Schwartzmeier Lindemann
- ***Date of Birth, February 7, 1866