Adams County ILGenWeb Project
Bornmann Family History
|Henry BORNMANN, born in 1800 in Hatzfeld,
circuit of Giessen, Grand duchy of Hessen, was a paper miller, and
married Elizabeth KUHN, born in the circuit of Wittgenstein. In
1834 they came to America, and located in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania.
In 1838 the family came to Quincy. There being no paper mill here,
Henry BORNMANN conducted a lime kiln. His wife died in 1849
of cholera and he became a victim of the same plague in 1851. The
eldest son, Henry, born in Germany, was a watchmaker and died of the
yellow fever in New Orleans in 1852. Theodore BORNMANN, the second
son, born September 24, 1843, in Quincy, grew up in this city, where he
for many years was engaged as a painter and paper hanger. In
November, 1864, he married Mary WALDHAUS, daughter of George F. and
Marie GASSER WALDHAUS. She died twenty-six years ago, and a year
later Theodore BORNMANN married Mrs. Katherine EISENSTEIN, widow of
Louis EISENSTEIN. Sons of Theodore and Mary WALDHAUS BORNMANN
living are: George, Albert, William, Frank, and Frederick; besides one
daughter, Cora, wife of Frank REED, in Ellendale, North Dakota. Two
grandsons of Theodore BORNMANN, Elmer and August, sons of George
BORNMANN, are serving in the army of the United States.
Surnames included in the Bornmann family history are Eisenstein, Gasser, Kuhn, Reed and Waldhaus.
QUINCY AND ADAMS COUNTY HISTORY AND REPRESENTATIVE MEN by David F. Wilcox. Chicago: Lewis Publishing, 1919. p. 342.
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