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Werner Trimborn Family

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4. August Trimborn

Name: August Trimborn
Date of Death: 6/6/1897
Date of Burial: 6/6/1897
Age at Death: 66
Marital Status: Unknown
Cemetery: Calvary Cemetery
Location: Block: 7, Row: 241

1870 Census: Trimborn, August (indexed as Trimbon on FamilyTreeMaker.com)
Age: 38 // Gender: M // Race: W
Birthplace: PRUS
State: Wisconsin // County: MILWAUKEE // Locale: FRANKLIN TWP
Series: M593 // Roll: 1725 // Part: 1 // Page: 74A
Note: Several teamsters listed with family, no last names given

1880 Census: August TRIMBORN Household
Male
Other Information:
Birth Year <1831> // Birthplace PRUSSIA // Age 49
Occupation Lime Manufacturer
Marital Status M <Married> // Race W <White>
Head of Household August TRIMBORN
Father's Birthplace PRUSSIA // Mother's Birthplace PRUSSIA
Source Information:
Census Place Greenfield, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Family History Library Film 1255435 // NA Film Number T9-1435 // PageNumber 67C
Also listed: wife, Sibella; children, Catherine, Werner, Gulnary


IGI-Ger Film #: 1760789

1850 Federal Census
Milwaukee City, 1st Ward, WI, page 176
ID# 15S7a5416926
ID# 15S7a5416927
ID# 15S7a5416928
August Trimborn

From THE HISTORY OF MILWAUKEE, p. 1653:
AUGUST TRIMBORN, section 33 P. O. Hales Corners; a native of Germany; wasborn April 18, 1830. He came to the town of Greenfield when 16 years ofage, with his parents. In 1851 he commenced to burn lime, and has beenengaged in it since, in connection with his farming. There are six kilnson the farm, which have a capacity of two hundred barrels per daythroughout the year. He employs forty men and 18 teams. Mr. Trimbornwas married to Miss Sebilia Lavies, in 1856. She is also a native ofGermany. They have three children--Catherina, now Mrs. Salventeen (sic),Warener (sic) and Goldenary (sic). Family are members of St. Mary'sCatholic Church.


Sybilla Lavies

Savine is the last name given for this woman in research by Ruth(Compton) Anderson forwarded by David and Carmen (Compton Rautio)Steiner, received 21 FEB 2000. Place of birth taken from same report.

Note: First name may have been spelled: Sybilla.

Name: Sybilla Trimborn
Date of Death: 5/29/1897
Date of Burial: 5/29/1897
Age at Death: 68
Marital Status: Unknown
Last Address: 132 Farwell Ave
Cemetery: Calvary Cemetery
Location: Block: 7, Row: 241

Listed as Isabella on 1870 Census (see notes for August)

Could these be her parents (and an aunt)?
Milwaukee, Wisconsin Directory, 1889-90
Margareth Lavies r. 500 National avenue Milwaukee WI 1889
Peter J. Lavies tinsmith r. 500 National avenue Milwaukee WI 1889
Sybilla Lavies r. 500 National avenue Milwaukee WI 1889
Peter J. Lavies tinner 312 4th avenue Milwaukee WI 1890
NOTE: Neither woman found in 1890 listing?


5. Leonard Trimborn

Information on L. Trimborn and family taken from information contained inscrapbooks of Mrs. Anne C. (Spellman) Leahy, including her notes ongenealogy and obituary clipping.

Name: Leonard Trimborn
Date of Death: 8/10/1905
Date of Burial: 8/10/1905
Age at Death: 71
Marital Status: Unknown
Last Address: 252 15 St
Funeral Home: Weiand
Cemetery: Calvary Cemetery
Location: Block: 7, Row: 241

1870 WI Federal Census
Wisconsin, MILWAUKEE, Roll 1726 Book 1, Page 170b
Milwaukee, 1st Ward
3 JUN 1870 / Peter Huegin (sp?), enumerator
lines 10-22, dwelling 57, family 77
Trimborn, Werner, 69, manufacturing lime, real estate: $37,000,personal estate: $25,000, born PRUS
Leonard, 35, manufacturing lime, born PRUS
Anna, 32, keeping house, born PRUS
Meiser, Helene, 31, keeping house, born PRUS
Conrad, 32, passenger agent, born BAV
Mary R., 5, born WI
Leonard, >1, born WI
(Trimborn,) Josef, 7, born WI
Helene, 6, born WI
August, 4, born WI
Conrad, 3, born WI
Peter, 1, born WI
Peter (uncle), 80, born PRUS
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Order of children a little confusing. Josef, Helene, August, Conrad andPeter are children of Leonard and Anna.


1880 Census: Leonard TRIMBORN Household
Male
Other Information:
Birth Year <1834> // Birthplace PRUSSIA // Age 46
Occupation Lime Dealer
Marital Status M <Married> // Race W <White>
Head of Household Leanard TRIMBORN
Father's Birthplace PRUSS. // Mother's Birthplace PRUSS.
Source Information:
Census Place Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Family History Library Film 1255436 // NA Film Number T9-1436 // PageNumber 182C
also listed: wife, Anna; children, Joseph, Helen, August, Conrad, Peter;uncle, Peter; father, Werner

In the early 1880s (after 9 JUN 1880, as they family does not appear onthe Census for Brooklyn Township or Dartford Village), Leonard Trimbornand Family resided in Green Lake County, WI, in the home built by Gen.John MacDonald (of Whiskey Ring Scandal fame). They moved back toMilwaukee in 1884, according to information in notes of Anne C.(Spellman) Leahy. Family tradition tells us the MacDonald home was fullyfurnished when the Trimborn's moved in. And, we are also told thatLeonard took part of a large set of china (12 of 24 place settings) whenhe moved out of the house. That china was passed down to Leonard'sdaughter, Helen, and then on to Helen's daughter, Anne (Spellman); Anne,in turn, gave it to her son, James (Leahy) and, after the death of James'widow (1987), the dishes were passed on to James' daughter, Jody Filipi.


Milwaukee, Wisconsin Directory, 1889-90
Leonhard Trimborn r. 175 16th. Milwaukee WI 1889
Leonhard Trimborn 175 16th. Milwaukee WI 1890
Wisconsin Vital Records Death Index, Ancestry.com 15 JAN 2001.
Name: Leo Trimborn
Death Date: 07 Aug 1905
County: Milwaukee
Volume: 32
Page: 0937
Reel: 095
Image: 2745
Index Volume: 10
Sequence #: 393165


Additional information from Margo Goetz, 12 JAN 2000.
______________________
Leonard Trimborn

President of Columbia Publishing Company and Well-known Catholic Succumbs.

Leonard Trimborn, one of the cities oldest residents, died at his home,252 Fifteenth street, this morning [7 AUG 1905]. He was 71 years old.

Mr. Trimborn was formerly in the lime business, the family owning a limekiln outside the city. He accumulated a considerable fortune. Ten yearsago,l when Mgr. Augustin Zeininger, vicar general of the Milwaukeediocese, left to make his home in Europe, Mr. Trimborn succeeded to thepresidency of the Columbia Publishing Company, publishers of the oldestGerman Catholic weekly in the state. The deceased leaves a wife, foursons and one daughter.

He represented the First ward in the common council from 1869 to 1881,and was a member of the board of health.

--from a Milwaukee Paper
[from the papers of Anne C. (Spellman) Leahy;
courtesy of Jody (Leahy) Filipi
______________________

Notes from Priscilla Wright Hausmann, received 16 AUG 2002:
Limedealer

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Trimborn Farm
In 1840, lime kilns were build on Jeremiah O'Donnell's land. In the1850's, Trimborn house was constructed of Milwaukee Cream City brick andin an example of Greek Revival construction. The carriage barn (red barnof board and batten construction) and the granary were also built in the1850's.
In 1851, Trimborn Farm, consisting of ten acres, was purchased byWerner Trimborn and Jacob Kier from owner Jeremiah O'Donnell in order toestablish a lime business. In 1855, Werner Trimborn and sons (August andLeonard) became solo owners of the lime industry at Trimborn Farm. Thestone barn was built in 1858. In 1870, the above-ground fruit cellar wasbuilt which is notable for its unusual curved brick roof. In 1873,Trimborn helped build Milwaukee's first municipal waterworks. The farmnow consisted of 550 acres.
However, in 1879, Werner Trimborn passed away.
From 1901-1935, the Trimborn Farm existed as a working dairy farm.In 1919, a portion of Trimborn Farm is sold to Froemming family who builtgreenhouses that operated into the 1980s. In the 1920's, a pump house isconstruction on the original site of the windmill and twin concrete siloswere added to the stone barn.. By 1928, a portion of the Trimborn Farmland is donated to Whitnall Park which now consists of 700 acres. Theproperty now comes under the ownership of Thomas Saxe. Mr. Saxe was thedominant builder and manager of motion picture theatures in Wisconsin.
Finally, from 1935-1952, Trimborn Farm was rented out by the federalgovernment for dairy and sod farming purposes.
From 1945-1951, a part of Trimborn Farm was used as aprivate/commercial air strip. This post war activity included cropdusting, aerial photography and sky writing. These flyers soon went on toestablish the Experimental Aircraft Association, now in Oshkosh,Wisconsin.
From 1945-1979, Trimborn Farm operated as a prominent horse boardingstable with large scale equestrian events and was owned by the GreendaleLand Company.
In 1993, the stack lime kiln on the site of Overlook Lakes was torndown. In 1995, restoration of the Carriage barn and above ground fruitcellar/smokehouse was completed.
Today it is owned by the Milwaukee County Park System and is openfor tours.
© 2002 All Rights Reserved: Village of Greendale


Anna (Hanorce Conteau) Knuth

Death entry from Marla Swanson "place entry" reads: To Mary Convent,Milwaukee , Milwaukee, WI; death date, according to handwritten note ofAnn C. (Spellman) Leahy, was 1 JUN 1925; birth year, according tohandwritten note of Ann C. (Spellman) Leahy, was 1840.

Name: Anna Trimban
Date of Death: 6/5/1925
Date of Burial: 6/5/1925
Age at Death: 86
Marital Status: Unknown
Last Address: St Marys Conven
Funeral Home: Weiand N
Cemetery: Calvary Cemetery
Location: Block: 7, Row: 241

Background on Anna (Knuth) Trimborn and her sister, Philomine:
Maria Secureau was of French descent, and her home was in the RuhrValley. Her parents objected to her marriage to Karl Knuth, who was ofGerman parentage. Their early married life is obscure. It is known thatthe couple had three children: one son, name unknown, and two daughters,Anna and Philomine. It is also known that the Knuth family set sail forthe Americas in 1847.
On arrival in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the father found employment andthe children went to school. They remained in the city for a few years.At the time, Anna was about ten. She took care of the other childrenbecause her mother was very homesick and never adjusted to her new homeand new lifestyle. She became physically ill and died. She is buried inthe St. Anne of Beauprey Cemetery in Montreal.
Karl Knuth wanted to be a farmer. When he heard of the good farmlandnear Milwaukee, WI, he decided to try his luck. He and his three childrenleft Montreal and, on arriving in Milwaukee, he decided to put hischildren in an orphanage until he could establish a house for them. For atime, he visited the children frequently. But, suddenly, the visitsstopped, and the nuns had no further communication with him.
The brother was adopted and not heard from again. And, when Annabecame of adoption age, Werner Trimborn, a benefactor of the orphanage,took her into his home. However, Philomine, Anna's sister, was solonesome that the nuns notified Mr. Trimborn that the feared she wouldbecome ill. Mr. Trimborn adopted Philomine as well, and the two sisterswere never separated again.
Anna, at the age of 21, married Werner Trimborn's son, Leonard, in1860. Philomine later secured employment as a nursemaid in the Goodrichhome in Milwaukee. The two sisters were able to see each other often.And, when Philomine became ill, she returned to the Trimborn home, whereshe died. She is buried in the Trimborn plot in Calvary Cemetery inMilwaukee, WI.
(Item taken from typed material in "Trimborn Scrapbook" kept by AnneC. (Spellman) Leahy; use courtesy of Jody L. Filipi. The author of thisitem was probably Anne C. (Spellman) Leahy; edited for use on this page).


11. Joseph A. Trimborn

Joseph A. Trimborn r. 175 16th. Milwaukee WI 1889

Wisconsin Vital Records Death Index, Ancestry.com 15 JAN 2001.
Name: Jos A Trimborn
Death Date: 16 Dec 1894
County: Milwaukee
Volume: 20
Page: 0106
Reel: 078
Image: 0680
Index Volume: 07
Sequence #: 393164

Name: Joseph A Trimborn
Date of Death: 12/18/1894
Date of Burial: 12/18/1894
Age at Death: 32
Marital Status: Unknown
Last Address: 2411 Cedar St
Cemetery: Calvary Cemetery
Location: Block: 7
Row: 241n


Augusta Buchholz

--two possible AUGUSTA BUCHOLZ found in Milwaukee County, WI in 1880Census:
(1) Auguste BUCHHOLZ / Female
Other Information:
Birth Year <1870> // Birthplace PRUSSIA // Age 10
Occupation At School
Marital Status S <Single> // Race W <White>
Head of Household Hermann BUCHHOLZ
Relation Dau <Daughter>
Father's Birthplace PRUS
Mother's Birthplace PRUS (Wilhelmine)
Source Information:
Census Place Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Family History Library Film 1255439 // NA Film Number T9-1439 //Page Number 391D
(2) Agusta BUCHHOLZ / Female
Other Information:
Birth Year <1864> // Birthplace MECKLENBURG // Age 16
Occupation Works In Hat Factory
Marital Status S <Single> // Race W <White>
Head of Household Charles BUCHHOLZ
Relation Dau <Daughter>
Father's Birthplace MECKLENBURG
Mother's Birthplace MECKLENBURG (Dora)
Source Information:
Census Place Bay View, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Family History Library Film 1255435 // NA Film Number T9-1435 //Page Number 123B

Joseph A. and Augusta (Buchholz) Trimborn had a son, Norval P. Trimborn, born September 27, 1893 in WI (probably Milwaukee); he died January 30, 1975 in Xenia, Greene County, OH. He married Della K. LNU about 1922. She was born December 01, 1895 in IL; she died May 13, 1991 in OH (probably Xenia). The couple had two children: Norval P., Jr., born about 1923, and Ralph, born about 1927.

Norval's name had been incorrectly placed in the Alvin and Odelia (Trimborn) Krahn family.

6. Helena Trimborn

Information on H. (Trimborn) Mizer and family taken from informationcontained in scrapbooks of Mrs. Anne C. (Spellman) Leahy, including hernotes on genealogy and obituary clipping.

1870 WI Federal Census
Wisconsin, MILWAUKEE, Roll 1726 Book 1, Page 170b
Milwaukee, 1st Ward
3 JUN 1870 / Peter Huegin (sp?), enumerator
lines 10-22, dwelling 57, family 77
Trimborn, Werner, 69, manufacturing lime, real estate: $37,000,personal estate: $25,000, born PRUS
Leonard, 35, manufacturing lime, born PRUS
Anna, 32, keeping house, born PRUS
Meiser, Helene, 31, keeping house, born PRUS
Conrad, 32, passenger agent, born BAV
Mary R., 5, born WI
Leonard, >1, born WI
(Trimborn,) Josef, 7, born WI
Helene, 6, born WI
August, 4, born WI
Conrad, 3, born WI
Peter, 1, born WI
Peter (uncle), 80, born PRUS
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Order of children a little confusing. Josef, Helene, August, Conrad andPeter are children of Leonard and Anna.

U.S. Census > 1900 > Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Roll 1805 Book 1, Page199
Line 38: Mizer, Helen, 62
Also listed: daughter, Anna C., 21

1920 U.S. Census • Wisconsin • Milwaukee • Milwaukee • ED# 174 --Sheet194A
Line 21: Mizer, Helena, 81
Also listed: daughter, Anna C. Dietz--listed as widow; granddaughter,Helen M. (Dietz)

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Helena (nee Trimborn) Mizer

"We have loved her in life, let us not forget her until we have conductedher, by our prayers, into the house of the Lord." --St. Ambrose.

In Pious Memory of

Helena Mizer, Nee Trimborn

Born April 0, 1838, in Germany
Died September 11, 1926

Prayer.

Absolve, we beseech the, O Lord, the soul of Thy servant, Helena, that,being dead to this work, she may live with Thee, and whatever sins shemay have committed in this life through human frailty, do Thou, of Thymost merciful goodness, forgive. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Merciful Jesus grant her eternal rest. (7 years indulgence.)

My Jesus, Mercy! (800 days indulgence.)

Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation! (800 days indulgence.)

Diederich-Schaefer Co., Milwaukee

* * *

Solemn requiem high Mass and funeral services for Mrs. Helena Mizer, 88,who died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Anna C. Dietz, 532Bradford av., were held Monday morning at Gesu church, followed by burialin Calvary cemetery.

Mrs. Mizer was one of Milwaukee's early residents, having lived heresince 1847. At the age of nine she came to America in a sailing vesselfrom her birthplace, Germany. Landing at Montreal, the family came toMilwaukee one month later.

Besides Mrs. Dietz, with whom she made her home, she is survived byanother daughter, Mrs. George R. Best.

--from a Milwaukee paper
[from the papers of Anne C. (Spellman) Leahy;
courtesy of Jody (Leahy) Filipi]
____________________

Name: Helena Mizer
Date of Death: 9/13/1926
Date of Burial: 9/13/1926
Age at Death: 88
Marital Status: Unknown
Last Address: 532 Bradford Ave
Funeral Home: Peacock
Cemetery: Calvary Cemetery
Location: Block: 7
Row: 283 &

From: Priscilla Hausmann // Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2003 08:30:34 -0500
Anna Catherine Mizer ( b. 10 July 1878; d. 5 Dec. 1962) was married 18Nov. 1902 in Gesu Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin to MATHIAS ALBERT DIETZ(b. 11 July 1869; d. 8 May 1916). Fourteen yrs. before her death (about1948), she was mauled & clawed on the hip by a large black labrador dog.Her hip bone was completely splintered. The doctors were amazed that sheeven lived. Then 2 yrs. later (about 1950), she suffered a stroke and wascompletely paralyzed. Her daughter, Helen, took care of her all of thattime. Helen (b. 11 Aug. 1904; d. 6 Jan. 1996) was the one who told meabout the dog incident. Helen never married.

Also from Priscilla Hausmann, received in FAX 7 JUL 2003
Helena's birth record: #10 from the Registers at City Hall InFussenich (unlaut on 'u'), near Geich, GER. Signed by Cramer.
Helena Trimborn came over to America in 1847 at the age of nine withher father, Werner Trimborn, her two brothers, and her stepmother, andafter the latter's death, Helena kept house for the family. Like herbrothers, she inherited a lot of money, but she put hers into rental realestate and thus did not lose her money when the great depression of 1893struck. She lived quite well as a result.


Conrad Mizer\Meuszer

IGI-Ger File #: 1760750

Note: Name may have originally been spelled: MEUSER (See IGI-NA SourceCall #: 1126249 // Batch #: 7812320 // Sheet #: 21).

Milwaukee, Wisconsin Directory, 1889-90
Conrad Mizer r. 94 6th. Milwaukee WI 1889
Conrad Mizer pass. agent 400 E. Water 94 6th. Milwaukee WI 1890(Milwaukee, Chicago and St. Paul RR)


Conrad MIZER / Male
Other Information:
Birth Year <1838> // Birthplace BAVARA // Age 42
Occupation R. R. Agent
Marital Status M <Married> // Race W <White>
Father's Birthplace BAVARIA
Mother's Birthplace BAVARIA
Source Information:
Census Place 4th Ward, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Family History Library Film 1255437 // NA Film Number T9-1437 // PageNumber 157D
Also listed: Wife, Helen; daughters, Mary K. and Annie.


17. Leonard John Mizer

Name: L J Mizer
Date of Death: 10/3/1870
Date of Burial: 10/3/1870
Age at Death: 1
Marital Status: Infant/child
Last Address: 673 East Water St
Cemetery: Calvary Cemetery
Location: Block: 7, Row: 241


18. August Conrad Mizer

Name: Aug C Mizer
Date of Death: 3/28/1872
Date of Burial: 3/28/1872
Age at Death: 0
Marital Status: Infant/child
Last Address: 673 East Water St
Cemetery: Calvary Cemetery
Location: Block: 7, Row: 241


19. Helena Sibilla Mizer

Name: Helena S Mizer
Date of Death: 2/22/1873
Date of Burial: 2/22/1873
Age at Death: 0
Marital Status: Infant/child
Last Address: 673 East Water
Cemetery: Calvary Cemetery
Location: Block: 7, Row: 241

From Priscilla Hausmann in FAX received 7 JUL 2003:
Helen's birthday is either 2 JAN or 7 JAN; her date of death is 15 FEB or18 FEB; her headstone lists name as Sibilla H. Mizer rather than HelenS. Note: Cemetery records list her as Helena S.