|Notes for Joachim "James" Moritz Heinrich GENTEMANN|
|born 13 Mar 184446|
47 refers to him as Joachim.
According to the 1860 census, John was 26, a farmer, born in Hannover. His wife, Angeline was 20, born in Prussia. Living with them was daughter, Mary Ann, 1 yr., born in Missouri, and James GENTEMANN, age 16, born in Hannover, as well as Christoph, age 10, born in Hannover, Antonio SUMMER, age 16, born in Prussia, and Catherine GENTEMANN, age 12, born in Hannover.
1870 Census lists their personal estate at $700 and says James was born in Prussia, Catherine in MO. Joseph SAALE age 15 at the time lived with them.
1870 Ag census lists 31 imporved acres, $1800 as the value of the farm, $50 in machinery, 4 horses, 1 mule or ass, 3 milk cows, 1 sheep, 12 swine, $600 livestock, 400 bushels winter wheat, 100 bushels indian corn, 200 bushels oats, 12 bushels irish potatoes, 100 lbs butter, 1 ton hay, $50 livestock slaughtered or sold for such, $600 all productions.
1880 Ag census lists 35 imporved acres, 8 acres wooded, $1800 as the value of the farm, $200 in machinery, $30 fences, $50 wages paid the last year, 4 horses, 1 mule or ass, 1 milk cow, 4 other cows, 4 cows sold living, 50 lbs butter, 8 sheep, 4 lambs dropped, 1 sheep purchased, 1 sheep sold living, 4 fleeces totaled 25 lbs, 40 swine, 50 barnyard poultry, 6 others, $100 livestock, 27 acres made 500 bushels winter wheat, 10 acres made 100 bushels indian corn, 5 acres made 100 bushels oats, 1 acre made 40 bushels irish potatoes, 100 dozen eggs, $650 all productions, 5 acres mown, 3 tons hay.
1880 census: James, 36, Katharine, 36, Joachim, 13, Anna, 12, Henry, 10, Joseph, 7, John, 5, Anton, 3. Joachim, Anna, and Henry are in school.
The 1900 census lists James as the head of the household, a farmer, able to read, write, and speak English, who owns his farm by mortgage. Living with him are his wife, Catherine, his son Anton, a farm laborer, his daughter, Matilda,and his son, Charles. He has had 8 children, 8 living at this time. He immigrated in 1854 and became a naturalized citizen.
1910 census lists James, age 66, as widowed and living with James Jr., age 40, Charles, age 28, and Mathilda, age 22. He immigrated in 1854 and is listed as an alien, not naturalized. He is a farmer and owns his farm free and clear.
Assumption burial book says died at 85 yrs.
From the newspaper: Mr. James Gentemann died Thursday afternoon Feb. 28 at three o'clock after several days of illness mostly due to infirmities of old age at home of his younger daughter Mrs. Menne on West Church Street. Funeral was Monday morning Mar. 4th, 9 o'clock from home of Ed Menne to Assumption Catholic church here. Celbrant at requiem was Father Alphons Westhoff, grand nephew of the deceased, deacon Father M. B. Hellreigel, resident chaplain at convent here, subdeacon Father Clement Moenig, pastor Assumption parish. Father Westhoff also delivered the sermon, Father Moenig the burial service at grave. Internment in old division of parish cemetery. Pallbearers 5 grandsons, Alphons Leo, Wilbert, and Louis Orf of Dardenne, James Gentemann of O'Fallon, and ALois Wilmes, a nephew of Josephville. His wife, who was Miss Kate Saale died in 1901. One brother the youngest of the family Christopher residing in North Dakota. Two daughters, Mrs. August Orf of Dardenne and Mrs. Ed Menne of O'Fallon, 4 sons, Henry of Millwood, Lincoln Co. John, Anton, and Charles of O'Fallon, numerous relatives to mourn for him. Mr. Gentemann was born in Hildesheim, Germany on March 12 or 13 1844 came to America in 1854 via New Orleans, where his father became ill with cholera and died. The family came to Missouri and settled on a farm 3 miles west of O'Fallon on the John Gentemann place. Mr Gentemann is the last of the 17 charter members of Assumption parish, when they had their first meeting in brick public school house in August 1869. The brick school house was on the present convent grounds, just north of the twin or double tree, easily seen in convent park.
Special Schedule of surviving soldiers, marines and widows, etc. lists James Genteman on S.D. 1, E. D. 334 Dardenne Twp. of St. Charles Co., MO house # 316, Family # 332:
James Genteman/Private/Company D/4th MO Cavl/Enlistment Aug 1861/Post office address O'Fallon.
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