William Lewis Gordon1,2

b. 1 June 1881, d. 12 January 1941
W. L. Gordon
     William Lewis Gordon was born on 1 June 1881 in Fleming County, Kentucky.3,4,1 He was the son of Lewis Dixon Gordon and Lucy Grace Quaintance.5 William Lewis Gordon was a stenographer in 1900 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.6 He lived in 1904 in 1823 Greenup St., Covington, Campbell County, Kentucky.7 He married Gertrude Rauber, daughter of Jacob Rauber and Verena Johanna Hunziker, on 23 July 1907 in Bellevue, Campbell County, Kentucky.8 William Lewis Gordon and Gertrude Rauber lived from 1907 to 1910 in 407 McKinney St., Dayton, Campbell Co, Kentucky.9 William Lewis Gordon and Gertrude Rauber lived after 1910 in 448 Taylor Ave., Bellevue, Campbell County, Kentucky.9 William Lewis Gordon and Gertrude Rauber lived in 1913 in 2812 Webster Ave, Covington, Campbell County, Kentucky.10 William Lewis Gordon was a writer and publisher from 1913 to 1940 in Cincinnati.2,11 In 1913 he wrote and published the book How to Write Moving Picture Plays, a guide to writing screenplays for silent films. This book is in the Library of Congress and other libraries around the country, and is still occasionally referenced in papers dealing with the history of cinema.

His name also appears in the book as General Manager of the Atlas Publishing Company. In 1921 he authored a highly revised version of this book, How To Write Photoplays.11,12 He founded W. L. Gordon Features in 1917. He also published several books on spelling, grammar, and other subjects of interest to writers.2 In the 1920s he was editor of American Automobile Digest, a periodical covering various aspects of automobile ownership and travel.13 He and Gertrude Rauber lived circa 1930 in Oaklawn Ave. (Oakley), Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.14 William Lewis Gordon died on 12 January 1941 in 46 Oaklawn Dr., Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, at age 59.2,15 He was buried on 15 January 1941 in Rest Haven Memorial Park, Blue Ash, Hamilton County, Ohio.2,15

Children of William Lewis Gordon and Gertrude Rauber

Citations

  1. [S1] Alfred M. Quaintance, Genealogy of the Quaintance Family in Virginia and Kentucky (Englewood, Colorado: Self published, 1968). Hereinafter cited as Quaintances of Va. & Ky.
  2. [S3] Interview with William Douglas Gordon (874 Stag Ridge Rd., Rochester Hills, MI 48309), by Self. Personal collection of W. D. Gordon (Rochester Hills, Oakland County, Michigan).
  3. [S181] 1920 U.S. Census, http://www.heritagequestonline.com, Heritage Quest Online.
  4. [S70] Ancestry.com, 1910 U.S. Census (www.ancestry.com: MyFamily.com). Hereinafter cited as 1910 Census.
  5. [S1] Alfred M. Quaintance, Quaintances of Va. & Ky., Page 47.
  6. [S75] Various, 1900 U.S. Census record, unknown repository address, Genealogy.com Internet Service, Film 1277, Hamilton Co. Book 2, Page 205.
  7. [S142] Book inscription, Handwritten note, 1900-1912, Inscriptions written in books from "The Home Library" series that were given as gifts among family members, Personal collection of W. D. Gordon, Rochester Hills, Oakland County, Michigan, W. L. Gordon
    1823 Greenup St.
    Covington, Kentucky

    Oct. 1904.
  8. [S142] Book inscription, Handwritten note, 1900-1912 Personal collection of W. D. Gordon, To Gertrude from Bill, 7-23-12, Fifth Anniversary.
  9. [S82] W. L. Gordon Family Photo Album, Personal collection of W. D. Gordon (Rochester Hills, Oakland County, Michigan).
  10. [S82] W. L. Gordon Family Photo Album, 1907-1920, Personal collection of W. D. Gordon, States address at 2812 Webster Ave. and describes it as "Webster Ave at 32nd Street." It is dated Nov 23, 1913.
  11. [S158] William Lewis Gordon, How to Write Moving Picture Plays (Cincinnati, Ohio: Atlas Publishing Company, 1914). Hereinafter cited as Moving Picture Plays.
  12. [S168] William Lewis Gordon, How To Write Photoplays (Cincinnati, Ohio: The Writers Digest, 1921). Hereinafter cited as How To Write Photoplays.
  13. [S162] W. L. Gordon, editor, American Automobile Digest (Cincinnati, Ohio: American Automobile Digest, September, 1923). Hereinafter cited as Automobile Digest.
  14. [S83] A. C. Gordon Photo Album, Personal collection of W. D. Gordon (Rochester Hills, Oakland County, Michigan).
  15. [S159] W. L. Gordon Family entry, Rest Haven Cemetery Records, Rest Haven Memorial Park, Blue Ash, Hamilton County, Ohio. Hereinafter cited as Rest Haven Records.

Gertrude Rauber1,2

b. December 1877, d. 11 February 1966
Gertrude Rauber, 1907
     Gertrude Rauber was born in December 1877 in Zofingen, Canton Aargau, Switzerland.2 She was the daughter of Jacob Rauber and Verena Johanna Hunziker.3 Gertrude Rauber immigrated on 18 October 1883 to Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.2,4 She was a schoolteacher in 1900 in Cincinnati.3,2 She married William Lewis Gordon, son of Lewis Dixon Gordon and Lucy Grace Quaintance, on 23 July 1907 in Bellevue, Campbell County, Kentucky.5 Gertrude Rauber and William Lewis Gordon lived from 1907 to 1910 in 407 McKinney St., Dayton, Campbell Co, Kentucky.6 Gertrude Rauber and William Lewis Gordon lived after 1910 in 448 Taylor Ave., Bellevue, Campbell County, Kentucky.6 Gertrude Rauber and William Lewis Gordon lived in 1913 in 2812 Webster Ave, Covington, Campbell County, Kentucky.7 Gertrude Rauber and William Lewis Gordon lived circa 1930 in Oaklawn Ave. (Oakley), Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.8 Gertrude Rauber lived circa 1944 in 4795 Rapid Run, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.9 She and Donald William Gordon lived after 1946 in 4253 Glenway Ave., Deer Park, Hamilton County, Ohio.1 Gertrude Rauber died on 11 February 1966 in Kenwood Terrace Nursing Home, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, at age 88.1,10 She was buried on 14 February 1966 in Rest Haven Memorial Park, Blue Ash, Hamilton County, Ohio.1,10

Children of Gertrude Rauber and William Lewis Gordon

Citations

  1. [S3] Interview with William Douglas Gordon (874 Stag Ridge Rd., Rochester Hills, MI 48309), by Self. Personal collection of W. D. Gordon (Rochester Hills, Oakland County, Michigan).
  2. [S75] Various, 1900 U.S. Census record, unknown repository address, Genealogy.com Internet Service, Film 1280, Hamilton Co. Book 1, Page 276.
  3. [S37] Interview with Joyce (Danenhauer) Gordon (Cincinnati, Ohio), by W. Douglas Gordon, 1990's. Personal collection of W. D. Gordon (Rochester Hills, Oakland County, Michigan).
  4. [S213] Jürgen Rauber, online http://www.myheritage.de, Jürgen Rauber (Aarau, Switzerland), downloaded Nov 2013.
  5. [S142] Book inscription, Handwritten note, 1900-1912, Inscriptions written in books from "The Home Library" series that were given as gifts among family members, Personal collection of W. D. Gordon, Rochester Hills, Oakland County, Michigan, To Gertrude from Bill, 7-23-12, Fifth Anniversary.
  6. [S82] W. L. Gordon Family Photo Album, Personal collection of W. D. Gordon (Rochester Hills, Oakland County, Michigan).
  7. [S82] W. L. Gordon Family Photo Album, 1907-1920, Personal collection of W. D. Gordon, States address at 2812 Webster Ave. and describes it as "Webster Ave at 32nd Street." It is dated Nov 23, 1913.
  8. [S83] A. C. Gordon Photo Album, Personal collection of W. D. Gordon (Rochester Hills, Oakland County, Michigan).
  9. [S78] Letter from Gertrude Rauber Gordon (4795 Rapid Run, Cincinnati, Ohio) to Joyce Danenhauer Gordon, 26 Feb 1944; Personal collection of W. D. Gordon (Rochester Hills, Oakland County, Michigan).
  10. [S159] W. L. Gordon Family entry, Rest Haven Cemetery Records, Rest Haven Memorial Park, Blue Ash, Hamilton County, Ohio. Hereinafter cited as Rest Haven Records.

Andrew Felix Danenhauer1

b. 24 November 1890, d. 2 July 1965
Mathilda Ebenhack & Andrew Danenhauer
     Andrew Felix Danenhauer was born on 24 November 1890 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.1,2 He was the son of Andrew Danenhauer and Jeanette Frye.1 Andrew Felix Danenhauer married Mathilda Amelia Ebenhack, daughter of John Ebenhack and Emma Walz, on 11 March 1916 in Cincinnati.1 Andrew Felix Danenhauer was in military service in World War I, with the rank of Sergeant between 1918 and 1919. He was still in Germany in May, 1919, after the war had ended.1,3,4 He married Leona Kreagloh on 8 November 1946 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. This marriage was legally invalid since Andrew was never divorced from Mathilda. It is not known how much of this was known to his second wife.5 Andrew Felix Danenhauer died on 2 July 1965 in Columbus, at age 74.1,6,5 He was buried on 6 July 1965 in Dayton National Cemetery, section 11 row 25 site 14, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio.3 He was a professional baseball player (pitcher), and later an umpire for leagues in the Cincinnati area. He was known as "Lefty Danenhauer." An article in a 1917 newspaper describes him shutting out a team from Hamilton, Ohio.1,7

Children of Andrew Felix Danenhauer and Mathilda Amelia Ebenhack

  • Joyce Margaret Danenhauer1
  • Robert Andrew Danenhauer1

Citations

  1. [S37] Interview with Joyce (Danenhauer) Gordon (Cincinnati, Ohio), by W. Douglas Gordon, 1990's. Personal collection of W. D. Gordon (Rochester Hills, Oakland County, Michigan).
  2. [S60] Unknown subject, unknown file number, Social Security Death Index, unknown series (n.p.: n.pub.). Hereinafter cited as Social Security Death Index.
  3. [S64] U.S. Veterans Administration, Dayton National Cemetery (www.interment.com: Interment.com). Hereinafter cited as Dayton National Cemetery.
  4. [S207] Former Local Pitcher Wins Game in Germany, Hamilton Republican News, Hamilton, Ohio, 2 May 1919, 4, "Lefty" Andrew Danenhauer, the original pepper box, who pitched for the Hamilton Colonials several years ago, and gained quite a reputation for his stunts, has gained a unique distinction along the baseball lines during his service in Germany.

    "Danne" has the honor of pitching the first win in the baseball league of the season division. Danenhauer pitched for the Sanitary Train against the Motor Transport and shut out his opponents while his teammates scored seven runs.

    Ten teams compose the leaegue which Danenhauer is playing in and will run until July 29.

    Danenhauer twirled a few ball games for this local team and during his stay here was quite a favorite among the fans. He is a left hander, of small stature, but possesses a fine curve ball and good control.. Hereinafter cited as Hamilton News.
  5. [S63] Interview with Robert Smith (Bowling Green, Ohio), by W. Douglas Gordon, Nov 2001. Personal collection of W. D. Gordon (Rochester Hills, Oakland County, Michigan). Robert Smith is the grandson of Leona Kreagloh's sister. He grew up knowing Andrew Danenhauer as "Uncle Andy".
  6. [S61] Andrew Danenhauer, Ohio Death records 1958-69, Ancestry.com Internet Genealogical Service, unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as A. Danenhauer Death Record.
  7. [S194] The Krebs Lose to Cincinnati Eagles, Hamilton Evening Journal, Hamilton, Hamilton Co., Ohio, 4 Jun 1917, Page 7, See exhibit of article in image format.. Hereinafter cited as Hamilton Evening Journal.

Mathilda Amelia Ebenhack1,2

b. 5 August 1893, d. 12 May 1989
Mathilda Ebenhack
     Mathilda Amelia Ebenhack was born on 5 August 1893 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.1 She was the daughter of John Ebenhack and Emma Walz.1 Mathilda Amelia Ebenhack married Andrew Felix Danenhauer, son of Andrew Danenhauer and Jeanette Frye, on 11 March 1916 in Cincinnati.1 Mathilda Amelia Ebenhack was a personal secretary to a number of executives in the machine tool business in Cincinnati.2 She died on 12 May 1989 in Cincinnati, at age 95.2 She was buried in Vine Street Hill Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Section 21, lot 60.3,2

Children of Mathilda Amelia Ebenhack and Andrew Felix Danenhauer

  • Joyce Margaret Danenhauer1,2
  • Robert Andrew Danenhauer1

Citations

  1. [S37] Interview with Joyce (Danenhauer) Gordon (Cincinnati, Ohio), by W. Douglas Gordon, 1990's. Personal collection of W. D. Gordon (Rochester Hills, Oakland County, Michigan).
  2. [S3] Interview with William Douglas Gordon (874 Stag Ridge Rd., Rochester Hills, MI 48309), by Self. Personal collection of W. D. Gordon (Rochester Hills, Oakland County, Michigan).
  3. [S148] Vine Street Hill Cemetery Association, compiler, Vine Street Hill Cemetery Records (Cincinnati, Ohio: Vine Street Hill Cemetery Association). Hereinafter cited as Vine Street Cemetery Records.

John Ebenhack1

b. November 1866, d. 3 September 1927
John Ebenhack
     His parents were both from Germany.2 John Ebenhack was born in November 1866 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.1,2,3 He was the son of Johan Ebenhack and Margaretha Roner.4 John Ebenhack married Emma Walz, daughter of John Walz and (?) Hilt, circa 1891 in Cincinnati.1,2 John Ebenhack was a "rubber" of pianos, probably at the Baldwin Piano Co. in 1900 in Cincinnati.2 He and Emma Walz lived in 1900 in 2859 McMicken Ave., Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.2 John Ebenhack died on 3 September 1927 in Cincinnati, at age 60.5 He was buried in Vine Street Hill Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Section 21, lot 60, grave 1.5

Children of John Ebenhack and Emma Walz

Citations

  1. [S37] Interview with Joyce (Danenhauer) Gordon (Cincinnati, Ohio), by W. Douglas Gordon, 1990's. Personal collection of W. D. Gordon (Rochester Hills, Oakland County, Michigan).
  2. [S75] Various, 1900 U.S. Census record, unknown repository address, Genealogy.com Internet Service, Film 1318, Hamilton Co. Book 1, Page 149.
  3. [S148] Vine Street Hill Cemetery Association, compiler, Vine Street Hill Cemetery Records (Cincinnati, Ohio: Vine Street Hill Cemetery Association), Age at death was 60.. Hereinafter cited as Vine Street Cemetery Records.
  4. [S150] Unknown compiler, compiler, Hamilton County Ohio Selected Baptism Records 1879-1879 (n.p.: n.pub.). Hereinafter cited as Hamilton Co. Baptisms 1870-79.
  5. [S148] Vine Street Hill Cemetery Association, Vine Street Cemetery Records.

Emma Walz1

b. 20 January 1872, d. 12 October 1941
Emma Walz
     Her parents were both from Germany.2 Emma Walz was born on 20 January 1872 in Pennsylvania.2,3 She was the daughter of John Walz and (?) Hilt.1,4 Emma Walz married John Ebenhack, son of Johan Ebenhack and Margaretha Roner, circa 1891 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.1,2 Emma Walz and John Ebenhack lived in 1900 in 2859 McMicken Ave., Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.2 Emma Walz died on 12 October 1941 in Cincinnati, at age 69.3 She was buried in Vine Street Hill Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Section 21 lot 60 grave 2.5

Children of Emma Walz and John Ebenhack

Citations

  1. [S37] Interview with Joyce (Danenhauer) Gordon (Cincinnati, Ohio), by W. Douglas Gordon, 1990's. Personal collection of W. D. Gordon (Rochester Hills, Oakland County, Michigan).
  2. [S75] Various, 1900 U.S. Census record, unknown repository address, Genealogy.com Internet Service, Film 1318, Hamilton Co. Book 1, Page 149.
  3. [S148] Vine Street Hill Cemetery Association, compiler, Vine Street Hill Cemetery Records (Cincinnati, Ohio: Vine Street Hill Cemetery Association), Date on headstone.. Hereinafter cited as Vine Street Cemetery Records.
  4. [S81] Henry Hilt Photograph, Personal collection of W. D. Gordon (Rochester Hills, Oakland County, Michigan).
  5. [S148] Vine Street Hill Cemetery Association, Vine Street Cemetery Records.

John G. Ebenhack1,2

b. 20 December 1891, d. 7 August 1955
     John G. Ebenhack was born on 20 December 1891 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.2,3 He was the son of John Ebenhack and Emma Walz.1 John G. Ebenhack was in military service in World War I between 1917 and 1919. He was in the medical departments at Greenleaf, Georgia and McClellan, Alabama. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal 18 Aug 1919.4 He married Elizabeth Bertie.5 On 17 Dec 1935 he obtained U.S. patent 2,024,279 for a device for vulcanizing rubber.6 John G. Ebenhack died on 7 August 1955 in Cincinnati, at age 63.3 He was buried in Vine Street Hill Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Section 21 lot 60 grave 3.7

Children of John G. Ebenhack and Elizabeth Bertie

Citations

  1. [S37] Interview with Joyce (Danenhauer) Gordon (Cincinnati, Ohio), by W. Douglas Gordon, 1990's. Personal collection of W. D. Gordon (Rochester Hills, Oakland County, Michigan).
  2. [S75] Various, 1900 U.S. Census record, unknown repository address, Genealogy.com Internet Service, Film 1318, Hamilton Co. Book 1, Page 149.
  3. [S148] Vine Street Hill Cemetery Association, compiler, Vine Street Hill Cemetery Records (Cincinnati, Ohio: Vine Street Hill Cemetery Association), Date on headstone.. Hereinafter cited as Vine Street Cemetery Records.
  4. [S77] Official Roster of Ohio Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the World War, 1917-1918, Volumes I-XXIII (Columbus, Ohio: F. J. Heer Printing Co., 1926), Volume 5. Hereinafter cited as Ohio Military Men, 1917-18.
  5. [S148] Vine Street Hill Cemetery Association, Vine Street Cemetery Records, Burial record.
  6. [S192] Vulcanizing Device, Patent no. 2,024,279 for a Vulcanizing Device (Washington, D.C.: United States Patent Office, 17 Dec 1935). Hereinafter cited as Patent for Vulcanizing Device.
  7. [S148] Vine Street Hill Cemetery Association, Vine Street Cemetery Records.
  8. [S191] Robert Danenhauer, "John Ebenhack family," e-mail message from e-mail address (Hamilton, Ohio) to Douglas Gordon, 12 Nov 2009. Hereinafter cited as "John Ebenhack family."

Margaret Ebenhack1,2

b. 22 September 1895, d. 31 December 1991
     Margaret Ebenhack was born on 22 September 1895.1,3 She was the daughter of John Ebenhack and Emma Walz.1 Margaret Ebenhack died on 31 December 1991 at age 96.3

Citations

  1. [S37] Interview with Joyce (Danenhauer) Gordon (Cincinnati, Ohio), by W. Douglas Gordon, 1990's. Personal collection of W. D. Gordon (Rochester Hills, Oakland County, Michigan).
  2. [S3] Interview with William Douglas Gordon (874 Stag Ridge Rd., Rochester Hills, MI 48309), by Self. Personal collection of W. D. Gordon (Rochester Hills, Oakland County, Michigan).
  3. [S60] Unknown subject, unknown file number, Social Security Death Index, unknown series (n.p.: n.pub.). Hereinafter cited as Social Security Death Index.

Andrew Danenhauer1,2

b. July 1864, d. 16 February 1912
     Andrew Danenhauer was born in July 1864 in Ohio; Both of his parents were born in Germany.2,3 He married Jeanette Frye circa 1890.1,2 Andrew Danenhauer was a driver for a brewery in 1900 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.2 He and Jeanette Frye lived in June 1900 in 513 Findlay St., Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.2 Andrew Danenhauer lived in 1910 in Ward 13, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. The census form indicates that he was a "patient" at the location where the census was taken.3 He died on 16 February 1912 in Cincinnati, at age 47. It is not known if he died while still at the facility where he was listed in the 1910 census.4

Children of Andrew Danenhauer and Jeanette Frye

Citations

  1. [S37] Interview with Joyce (Danenhauer) Gordon (Cincinnati, Ohio), by W. Douglas Gordon, 1990's. Personal collection of W. D. Gordon (Rochester Hills, Oakland County, Michigan).
  2. [S75] Various, 1900 U.S. Census record, unknown repository address, Genealogy.com Internet Service, Film 1276, Hamilton Co., Book 2, Page 182.
  3. [S70] Ancestry.com, 1910 U.S. Census (www.ancestry.com: MyFamily.com). Hereinafter cited as 1910 Census.
  4. [S206] Ancestry.com, compiler, Ohio Deaths, 1902-1932 (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com). Hereinafter cited as Ohio Deaths, 1902-1932.

Jeanette Frye

b. February 1871
Nettie Frye & son Andrew Danenhauer
     Jeanette Frye was also known as Nettie, which was the only name that she was known by within the family.1 She was born in February 1871 in Ohio.2 She married Andrew Danenhauer circa 1890.1,2 Jeanette Frye and Andrew Danenhauer lived in June 1900 in 513 Findlay St., Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.2 Jeanette Frye was buried on 3 September 2008 in Reading Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Her ashes, formerly in the possession of her niece, were finally buried.3

Children of Jeanette Frye and Andrew Danenhauer

Citations

  1. [S37] Interview with Joyce (Danenhauer) Gordon (Cincinnati, Ohio), by W. Douglas Gordon, 1990's. Personal collection of W. D. Gordon (Rochester Hills, Oakland County, Michigan).
  2. [S75] Various, 1900 U.S. Census record, unknown repository address, Genealogy.com Internet Service, Film 1276, Hamilton Co., Book 2, Page 182.
  3. [S177] Anita Bunn, "Correspondence with Anita Bunn," e-mail message from e-mail address (Cincinnati, Ohio) to Douglas Gordon, 2007-2008. Hereinafter cited as "E-mail from Anita Bunn."

Donald William Gordon1,2

b. 1908, d. 4 December 1969
     Donald William Gordon was born in 1908 in Dayton, Campbell County, Kentucky.1 He was the son of William Lewis Gordon and Gertrude Rauber.2,1 Donald William Gordon and Gertrude Rauber lived after 1946 in 4253 Glenway Ave., Deer Park, Hamilton County, Ohio.2 Donald William Gordon died on 4 December 1969 in 4253 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. He died of a coronary thrombosis.1,3 He was buried on 6 December 1969 in Rest Haven Memorial Park, Blue Ash, Hamilton County, Ohio.2,3 He was born with some brain damage suffered at birth, and lived with his mother until she died. He was then able to live mostly independently, with assistance from his brother, Cedric.2

Citations

  1. [S37] Interview with Joyce (Danenhauer) Gordon (Cincinnati, Ohio), by W. Douglas Gordon, 1990's. Personal collection of W. D. Gordon (Rochester Hills, Oakland County, Michigan).
  2. [S3] Interview with William Douglas Gordon (874 Stag Ridge Rd., Rochester Hills, MI 48309), by Self. Personal collection of W. D. Gordon (Rochester Hills, Oakland County, Michigan).
  3. [S159] W. L. Gordon Family entry, Rest Haven Cemetery Records, Rest Haven Memorial Park, Blue Ash, Hamilton County, Ohio. Hereinafter cited as Rest Haven Records.

Jacob Rauber1,2

b. 15 April 1846, d. 5 October 1922
Jacob Rauber
     Jacob Rauber was also known as Jakob Native German spelling.3 He was born on 15 April 1846 in Aarwangen, Switzerland.1,2,4,3 He was the son of Friedrich Rauber and Anna Maria Bösiger.3 His parents were also born in Switzerland.2 Jacob Rauber married Verena Johanna Hunziker, daughter of Samuel Hunziker and Verena Lüthi, circa 1875 in Switzerland.1,2 Jacob Rauber and Verena Johanna Hunziker lived circa 1875 in Zofingen, Canton Aargau, Switzerland.1 Jacob Rauber immigrated on 18 July 1882 to New York, New York. The probable reason for leaving Switzerland was the economic depression of the 1870s and 80s, when many Swiss emigrated to "Argentina, Australia, and especially the United States."2,5,6 He was naturalized on 20 July 1888 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.5 He was a saddler and upholsterer in 1900 in Price Hill, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.2 He and Verena Johanna Hunziker lived in 1900 in 3107 Warsaw Ave., Price Hill, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.2 Jacob Rauber was an upholsterer working from home in 1920 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio.7 He and Verena Johanna Hunziker lived in 1920 in 4795 Rapid Run Rd., Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio. They were living in the household of Robert and Lydia Thompson.7 Jacob Rauber died on 5 October 1922 in Cincinnati, at age 76.8 He was buried in Vine Street Hill Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Section 21 grave 336.9

Children of Jacob Rauber and Verena Johanna Hunziker

Citations

  1. [S37] Interview with Joyce (Danenhauer) Gordon (Cincinnati, Ohio), by W. Douglas Gordon, 1990's. Personal collection of W. D. Gordon (Rochester Hills, Oakland County, Michigan).
  2. [S75] Various, 1900 U.S. Census record, unknown repository address, Genealogy.com Internet Service, Film 1280, Hamilton Co. Book 1, Page 276.
  3. [S213] Jürgen Rauber, online http://www.myheritage.de, Jürgen Rauber (Aarau, Switzerland), downloaded Nov 2013.
  4. [S148] Vine Street Hill Cemetery Association, compiler, Vine Street Hill Cemetery Records (Cincinnati, Ohio: Vine Street Hill Cemetery Association), Age at death was 76.. Hereinafter cited as Vine Street Cemetery Records.
  5. [S151] Unknown compiler, compiler, Citizenship Record Abstracts, Hamilton County Ohio 1837-1916 (n.p.: n.pub.), Rauber, Jacob age 42 from Switzerland, via Havre to New York, arrived 7/18/1882, made declaration 7/20/1888. Hereinafter cited as Hamilton Co. Citizenship Records.
  6. [S221] Clive H. and Head, Randolph C. Church, A Concise History of Switzerland (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013), Quoted from page 175. Also "The new wave of emigration peaked between 1880 and 1885.". Hereinafter cited as History of Switzerland.
  7. [S181] 1920 U.S. Census, http://www.heritagequestonline.com, Heritage Quest Online, Series T625, roll 1393, page 104, Robert J Thompson as head of household.
  8. [S148] Vine Street Hill Cemetery Association, Vine Street Cemetery Records, Date on headstone.
  9. [S148] Vine Street Hill Cemetery Association, Vine Street Cemetery Records.

Verena Johanna Hunziker1,2

b. 27 August 1843, d. 17 May 1922
Verena Hunziger
     Verena Johanna Hunziker was born on 27 August 1843 in Hendschiken, Lenzburg, Canton Aargau, Switzerland.1,3,2 She was the daughter of Samuel Hunziker and Verena Lüthi.2 Verena Johanna Hunziker was baptized on 13 September 1843 in Hendschiken, Lenzburg, Canton Aargau.2 She married Jacob Rauber, son of Friedrich Rauber and Anna Maria Bösiger, circa 1875 in Switzerland.1,3 Verena Johanna Hunziker and Jacob Rauber lived circa 1875 in Zofingen, Canton Aargau, Switzerland.1 Verena Johanna Hunziker immigrated on 18 October 1883 to Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio; Verena and the children arrived over a year after Jacob. The ship was named the "Canada".3,2 She and Jacob Rauber lived in 1900 in 3107 Warsaw Ave., Price Hill, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.3 Verena Johanna Hunziker and Jacob Rauber lived in 1920 in 4795 Rapid Run Rd., Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio. They were living in the household of Robert and Lydia Thompson.4 Verena Johanna Hunziker died on 17 May 1922 in Cincinnati, at age 78.5 She was buried in Vine Street Hill Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Section 21 grave 335.6 Her parents were also born in Switzerland.3

Children of Verena Johanna Hunziker and Jacob Rauber

Citations

  1. [S37] Interview with Joyce (Danenhauer) Gordon (Cincinnati, Ohio), by W. Douglas Gordon, 1990's. Personal collection of W. D. Gordon (Rochester Hills, Oakland County, Michigan).
  2. [S213] Jürgen Rauber, online http://www.myheritage.de, Jürgen Rauber (Aarau, Switzerland), downloaded Nov 2013.
  3. [S75] Various, 1900 U.S. Census record, unknown repository address, Genealogy.com Internet Service, Film 1280, Hamilton Co. Book 1, Page 276.
  4. [S181] 1920 U.S. Census, http://www.heritagequestonline.com, Heritage Quest Online, Series T625, roll 1393, page 104, Robert J Thompson as head of household.
  5. [S148] Vine Street Hill Cemetery Association, compiler, Vine Street Hill Cemetery Records (Cincinnati, Ohio: Vine Street Hill Cemetery Association), Date on headstone.. Hereinafter cited as Vine Street Cemetery Records.
  6. [S148] Vine Street Hill Cemetery Association, Vine Street Cemetery Records.

Jacob Carl Rauber1,2,3

b. March 1882
Jacob C. Rauber
     Jacob Carl Rauber was born in March 1882 in Switzerland.1,2 He was the son of Jacob Rauber and Verena Johanna Hunziker.1 Jacob Carl Rauber immigrated on 18 October 1883 to Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.2,4 He was a pharmacist in 1900 in Cincinnati.2 He married Isabelle Charlotte Roth on 29 July 1903.5,3 Jacob Carl Rauber and Isabelle Charlotte Roth lived in 1910 in Fredericktown, Knox County, Ohio.5,6 Jacob Carl Rauber and Isabelle Charlotte Roth were divorced on 25 May 1915 in Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio.7 He disappeared about 1917, leaving his family behind, and except for one note saying "Please forgive me", he was never heard from again.8

Children of Jacob Carl Rauber and Isabelle Charlotte Roth

Citations

  1. [S37] Interview with Joyce (Danenhauer) Gordon (Cincinnati, Ohio), by W. Douglas Gordon, 1990's. Personal collection of W. D. Gordon (Rochester Hills, Oakland County, Michigan).
  2. [S75] Various, 1900 U.S. Census record, unknown repository address, Genealogy.com Internet Service, Film 1280, Hamilton Co. Book 1, Page 276.
  3. [S219] Sues For Divorce, The Democratic Banner, Mt. Vernon, Ohio, 31 Jul 1914, page 6. Hereinafter cited as Democratic Banner.
  4. [S213] Jürgen Rauber, online http://www.myheritage.de, Jürgen Rauber (Aarau, Switzerland), downloaded Nov 2013.
  5. [S70] Ancestry.com, 1910 U.S. Census (www.ancestry.com: MyFamily.com), Ohio Miracode Index. Hereinafter cited as 1910 Census.
  6. [S82] W. L. Gordon Family Photo Album, Personal collection of W. D. Gordon (Rochester Hills, Oakland County, Michigan).
  7. [S219] Democratic Banner, 31 Jul 1914, page 6, In the 10 May 1915 edition of this paper, a record of court proceedings indicated that the date of 25 May 1915 was set for the case of "Rauber vs. Rauber." It is assumed that the divorce was granted, as this was about the time that knowledge of the whereabouts of Jacob was lost to the rest of the family. He probably departed to avoid paying alimony and child support.
  8. [S9] Interview with Various family members (Cincinnati, Ohio), by W. Douglas Gordon. Personal collection of W. D. Gordon (Rochester Hills, Oakland County, Michigan).

Lydia Rauber1,2

b. May 1876, d. 1957
Lydia Rauber
     Lydia Rauber was born in May 1876 in Zofingen, Canton Aargau, Switzerland.1,2 She was the daughter of Jacob Rauber and Verena Johanna Hunziker.1 Lydia Rauber immigrated on 18 October 1883 to Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.2,3 She was an artist, working in oil paints.1,4 She married Robert J. Thompson.1 Lydia Rauber and Robert J. Thompson lived in 1920 in 4795 Rapid Run Rd., Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio.5 Lydia Rauber died in 1957 in Cincinnati.1

Child of Lydia Rauber and Robert J. Thompson

  • Wilbert Lee Thompson1

Citations

  1. [S37] Interview with Joyce (Danenhauer) Gordon (Cincinnati, Ohio), by W. Douglas Gordon, 1990's. Personal collection of W. D. Gordon (Rochester Hills, Oakland County, Michigan).
  2. [S75] Various, 1900 U.S. Census record, unknown repository address, Genealogy.com Internet Service, Film 1280, Hamilton Co. Book 1, Page 276.
  3. [S213] Jürgen Rauber, online http://www.myheritage.de, Jürgen Rauber (Aarau, Switzerland), downloaded Nov 2013.
  4. [S3] Interview with William Douglas Gordon (874 Stag Ridge Rd., Rochester Hills, MI 48309), by Self. Personal collection of W. D. Gordon (Rochester Hills, Oakland County, Michigan).
  5. [S181] 1920 U.S. Census, http://www.heritagequestonline.com, Heritage Quest Online, Series T625, roll 1393, page 104.

Lewis Dixon Gordon1

b. 4 May 1842, d. 22 January 1929
Lewis Dixon Gordon
     Lewis Dixon Gordon was born on 4 May 1842 in Mason County, Kentucky.1 He was the son of Peter Gordon and Clarissa Berry Loyd. Lewis Dixon Gordon lived before 1871 in Mason County. Sources indicate that he was doing business in Maysville related to farming.2,3 He married Lucy Grace Quaintance, daughter of William Southard Quaintance and Martha Cunningham Darnall, on 4 December 1877 in Flemingsburg, Fleming County, Kentucky.1 Lewis Dixon Gordon was a farmer after 1878 in Fleming County, Kentucky.1 He and Lucy Grace Quaintance lived between 1878 and 1887 in Fleming County. The house on the Elizaville Rd. is still standing today, and has been restored to much of its original condition.4 In September 1887 he bought a house in Lamar, Barton Co., Missouri from George Rief for the sum of $1500.5 Lewis Dixon Gordon and Lucy Grace Quaintance lived from 1887 to 1892 in Lamar, Barton County, Missouri. His brother, Peter Albert Gordon, owned land near Lamar and Lewis moved his family there to work on it as a partner, splitting the profits with Peter. The land consisted of about 170 acres, part of which was referred to as the "Gulf lot." Lewis made numerous improvements on the property, including building a house. He raised hay and also some cattle. Peter made occasional visits to the area, staying as long as six months at a time. When Peter died unexpectedly during a visit in 1891, the disposition of his estate required that the property be sold. Lewis and Grace then returned to Fleming Co. in early 1892.6,7 Lewis Dixon Gordon and Lucy Grace Quaintance lived in 1900 in 834 West Seventh St., Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.8 Lewis Dixon Gordon and Lucy Grace Quaintance lived after 1900 in 1809 Madison Ave., Covington, Campbell County, Kentucky.9,10 Lewis Dixon Gordon died on 22 January 1929 in Covington, Campbell County, Kentucky, at age 86.1,11 He was buried in Flemingsburg Cemetery, Fleming County, Kentucky.1,11 He was the last resident of the farm and house in Fleming County, Kentucky, which was sold about 1901.1

Children of Lewis Dixon Gordon and Lucy Grace Quaintance

Citations

  1. [S1] Alfred M. Quaintance, Genealogy of the Quaintance Family in Virginia and Kentucky (Englewood, Colorado: Self published, 1968), Page 47. Hereinafter cited as Quaintances of Va. & Ky.
  2. [S204] Letter from Richeson and Brodrick (No. 15 Market Street, Maysville, Kentucky) to Lewis Dixon Gordon, 20 Jan 1870; Personal collection of W. D. Gordon (Rochester Hills, Oakland County, Michigan), A handwritten note on an advertisement for the business indicates that Lewis had contacted them about purchasing a four-horse plow.
  3. [S203] Letter from B.A. Wallingford & Co. (Second Street, Maysville, Kentucky) to Lewis Dixon Gordon, 08 Jul 1866; Personal collection of W. D. Gordon (Rochester Hills, Oakland County, Michigan). The receipt indicates that they were "Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Boots, Shoes, Leather and Shoe Stock.", This is a receipt paid by Lewis Dixon Gordon for what appears to be "gaiters" for his "sister."
  4. [S44] LDS Church, 1880 U.S. Census (Salt Lake City, UT: FamilySearch.org, 2001). Hereinafter cited as 1880 Census.
  5. [S193] Local News, The Lamar Democrat, Lamar, Barton Co., Missouri, 22 Sep 1887, page 3, column 6, Geo. Rief, sold his house and lot in Lamar, to L. Gordon of Flemingsburg Kentucky, for $1500. Mr. Reif [sic] will go back to Rich Hill to live. We welcome Mr. Fleming [sic], but we regret the departure of Mr. Rief and family.. Hereinafter cited as Lamar Democrat.
  6. [S1] Alfred M. Quaintance, Quaintances of Va. & Ky., Pg. 27. Letter dated 20 Aug 1889 by William S. Quaintance, mentioning that his daughter (Grace) is living in Lamar, Missouri.
  7. [S100] Estate of P.A. Gordon v. Surviving relatives, Case 25697: Lewis Dixon Gordon gave a detailed deposition on his involvement in the Missouri farming enterprise., Fleming County Courthouse, Flemingsburg, Fleming County, Kentucky.
  8. [S75] Various, 1900 U.S. Census record, unknown repository address, Genealogy.com Internet Service, Film 1277, Hamilton Co. Book 2, Page 205.
  9. [S4] Interview with William T. Gordon (Troy, OH), by W. Douglas Gordon. Personal collection of W. D. Gordon (Rochester Hills, Oakland County, Michigan).
  10. [S106] "Address book of Ella Downing Parker," (MS, 1900-1926; Miami, Florida); unknown repository reference, Arva Jean Moore; Miami, Dade County, Florida. Hereinafter cited as "Ella Parker address book."
  11. [S47] Various Headstones, Flemingsburg Cemetery, Flemingsburg, Fleming County, Kentucky; W. Douglas Gordon.