DOHRMANN Family

First Generation

Photo

Dohrman Picnic Picture

I believe that Fredrick and Sophia are the older couple standing a little right of center.


1. Fredrick1 Dohrmann was born in Germany February 1854.

He married Sophia unknown Iowa, 1882. Sophia was born Iowa December 1861. The picture that is shown is from a picnic with the Gallmeyers. I believe that Fredrick and Sophia are the older couple standing a little right of center. The rest I can almost guess at but will get them verified.

In the 1880 census Spring Rock, Clinton Co, Iowa page 307, Fredrick Dohrmann (age 25) is living with the Louis Homrighousen Household. Fredrick is noted as being born in Prussia Germany along with his parents. He has an occupation of farm laborer.

In the 1900 census Liberty Twp, Scott Co, Iowa page 204, Fred (age 46) is living with his wife Sophia (age 38), Christopher (age 16), Fredrick (age 12), Minnie (age 9) and Emil (age 4). They have been married for 18 years and have had 4 children. Also noted that Fredrick came to this country in 1873 and was naturalized in 1898. Also noted is that he owns his farm with no mortgage.

In the 1910 census Liberty Twp, Scott Co, Iowa page 132, Fred (age 46, should be 56) is living with his wife Sophia (age 48, should be 58), Fredrick (age 22), Wilehmenia (age 20) and Emil (age 13).

In the 1920 census Liberty Twp, Scott Co, Iowa page 113, Fritz (age 65) is living with his wife Sophia (age 58), Fred (age 32), Sophia, Fred's wife (age 33), Minnie (age 28) and Emil (age 23).

Fredrick Dohrmann and Sophia unknown had the following children:

child 2 i. Christopher2 Dohrmann was born in Liberty Twp, Scott Co, Iowa August 1884. He married Doria unknown 1908. Doria was born Iowa 1888. In the 1930 census Spring Rock Clinton Co Iowa page 125, Christ (age 46) is recorded with his wife Doria (age 41). Christ was first married at age 25 and was born in Iowa. Christ is a cenetery janitor.

child + 3 ii. Fredrick C Dohrmann was born April 1888.

child 4 iii. Wilhelmina Dohrmann was born in Liberty Twp, Scott Co, Iowa February 1891.

child 5 iv. Emil Dohrmann was born in Liberty Twp, Scott Co, Iowa May 1896. We (the Lawrence Godown Family) visited Minnie and Emil in the summer of 1968. We stopped and asked directions and everyone we ask new about this couple (brother and sister). We arrived at the house and were meet by quite a sight, they were both covered in soot as they were cleaning out chimneys. They never invited any of us into the house. They took us to the local restaurant and again everyone we seen knew them. As we sat looking at the menus, Minnie, sitting on a bar stool because she once broke a hip and had trouble getting up and down, began reading out the menu and asking who wanted what. You can imagine the response she got from 5 rather embaressed boys! Dad quitely told her that we all wanted to order ourselves. We ate and the visited Hurbert Hoovers gravesite and memorial. We had been traveling all day and we were a little tired so began the trip back to their farm. Minnie was guiding Dad as he was driving, We drove for a while and Minnie had us look "over there" and you could see the farm. Well we ended up seeing the farm from every high point around and seemed to drive forever. We slept in our trailor for the night and woke up to some rattling going on in the barn just before sunrise. Emil was in the barn "cleaning" up an old buggy that my grandfather Dietrick had his picture taken on. He pulled it out of the barn after a while and we all got in and around it and had a picture taken. Got the pictures back and we could not even see the carriage. Quite a memorable visit. They would not tell us how old they were but turned out that they were in their 70's.

horizontal rule

email graphic Send email to preparer: RichGodown@gmail.com

Table of Contents graphic Return to Table of Contents or Index

Go to Next Page GraphicGo to Next Page

Go to Previous Page GraphicGo to Previous Page