Marguerite Philippine Clara Olm, 18821943 (aged 60 years)

Name
Marguerite Philippine Clara /Olm/
Given names
Marguerite Philippine Clara
Surname
Olm
Married name
Marguerite Philippine Clara /Heinrich/
Married name
Augustina
Also known as
Augustina or /Gussie/
Birth February 28, 1882 24 19
Note: Born Marguerite Philippine Clara known as Augustin…

Born Marguerite Philippine Clara known as Augustina or Gussie.

Literal translation from the birth certificate:

Birth - Certificate for Marguerite Philippine Clara Olm. bom in Limpertsberg* Kanton of Luxemburg on 31 * January 1882 at half pest five p.m. ) This is not part of thedocument- BKTH-CERTIFICATE ihc year one thousand eight hundred and eighty two, the first of the month Pcbruars at seven o'clock in the afternoon appeared before Us Friedrich Klein, the Mayor and Official of the Council of the Parish of RoHmgergrumL in Kanton Luxemburg. Great Dukedom Luxemburg Olm Charles twenty four years old Court-Clerk living in Limpertsberg, who introduced to Ua, a child of female gender, born yesterday at half past five p.m. in the house No/at Limpertsberg Lane, produced by him the introducer and his wife Caroline Schultx, without occupation nineteen years old and living in Limpertsberg and he declared that he wished to give her the first names Marguerite. Philippine. Clara This declaration and introduction took place in the presence of Kellcn Johann Baptist, forty one years old Telegraph Officer of Limpertsberg and Stemel Joseph, twenty six years old Gardener of Limpertsberg and the witnesses have signed together with us this document after it was raid to them Charles Oto J, R Kcllen Sterne! Ffe Klein

The explanation follows supplied by Elodee following research in Luxembourg:

I have been at the National Archives and collected some information about the Olms. First of all, I can confirm now that there were no twins. So definitely, Marguerite Philippine Clara must be 'Gussie'. No idea why she was called Augustine instead of one of her real names, but the parents seem to have been kind of name fetishists. More about that a bit later !

For now, I'm sorry to tell you that we have to correct Gussie's birth date. Elodee, in your second mail, you had written about several documents stating 3 different dates for Augustine's birth. Today, I found the solution for this mistery ! In the ten-years tables, I found her on February 28, 1882. But the certificate that you had sent me was dated 1st of February, and the child was born 'yesterday', thus on 31st of January. In order to check that incoherence, I then searched for the certificate on the microfilm, but couldn't find it around February 1 (those certificates were written into a book, thus they are ordered invariably by date). Searching further, I found Augustine's certificate (Nr 10) between one from Feb 22 (Nr 9) and the next one from March 24 (Nr 11). Thus, the certificate is from 1st of March, Gussie is born 'yesterday' (Tuesday, Feb 28, 1882), and the officer simply had made a mistake by writing down the wrong month name. The person who drew the ten-years tables had noticed this and wrote the correct date into the table. But as the certificate is an official document, he couldn't simply correct the date in it !

Birth of a sisterIda Alexis Philippine Olm
October 12, 1884 (aged 2 years)
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Birth of a sisterAngelina Olm
May 12, 1885 (aged 3 years)
Birth of a sisterMagdalena Olm
December 12, 1887 (aged 5 years)
Birth of a sisterJulie Clara Olm
October 3, 1891 (aged 9 years)
Birth of a brotherCharles August Olm
August 29, 1893 (aged 11 years)
Immigration August 29, 1894 (aged 12 years)
Census January 1, 1900 (aged 17 years)
Address: New Jersey
Religious marriageJohannes HeinrichView this family
May 15, 1906 (aged 24 years) Husband: 30 Wife: 24
Address: FIRST GERMAN BAPTIST CHURCH 336 E 14 Street New York
Note: First German Baptist Church

First German Baptist Church

336 East 14th Street near First Avenue New York, N.Y. 10003

Organ Specifications: 336 East 14th Street and First Avenue (1869-c.1920) ► II/13 Geo. Jardine & Son (c.1869) Sixth Street near Avenue C (1866-1869) • unknown Avenue A near Second Street (1850-1866) • unknown Stanton and Essex Streets (1846-1850) • unknown

The First German Baptist Church was organized in 1846 to serve the large number of German immigrant families living in "Klein Deutschland" ("Little Germany"). For their first four years, the congregation met at Stanton and Essex Streets, and in 1850 they removed to Avenue A near Second Street, where they remained for sixteen years. Following the Civil War, as many residents and churches relocated farther uptown, First German Baptist made plans for a new church, temporarily moving to Sixth Street near Avenue C until a site was purchased on East 14th Street, the northern boundary of Klein Deutschland. In 1866, Julius Boekell designed a fanciful Romanesque-style edifice that had a gabled facade with two narrow towers and many windows. Some sources state that the new church was opened in 1869. The German congregation merged or ceased to exist sometime after 1920.

John and Augustina
John and Augustina

Note: Believed to be from their wedding.
Residence June 17, 1906 (aged 24 years)
Birth of a daughterRuth Caroline Heinrich
February 13, 1907 (aged 24 years)
Note: http://apps.sd.gov/applications/PH14Over100BirthRe…

http://apps.sd.gov/applications/PH14Over100BirthRec/resultdetail.asp?Action=ViewDetail&StateFileNumber=17419&EventDate=19070213&LastName=HEINRICH&FirstName=RUTH

Birth Information for RUTH HEINRICH (State File Number: 17419)

File Date: 02/18/1907 Sex: Female Birth Date: 02/13/1907 City/County: CHARLES MIX Mother's Name: ANGUSLINA OLEN Father's Name: JOHN HEINRICH

Birth of a sonCarl August Heinrich
April 15, 1908 (aged 26 years)
Note: http://apps.sd.gov/applications/PH14Over100BirthRe…

http://apps.sd.gov/applications/PH14Over100BirthRec/resultdetail.asp?Action=ViewDetail&StateFileNumber=30293&EventDate=19080415&LastName=HEINRICH&FirstName=CARL

Birth Information for CARL HEINRICH (State File Number: 30293)

File Date: 05/14/1908 Sex: Male Birth Date: 04/15/1908 City/County: CHARLES MIX Mother's Name: AUGUSTINA OLM Father's Name: JOHN HEINRICH

Immigration December 1, 1908 (aged 26 years)
Residence December 1, 1908 (aged 26 years)
Birth of a sonWalter Wilhelm Heinrich
December 7, 1909 (aged 27 years)
Marriage of a siblingCarl Jacob BauerIda Alexis Philippine OlmView this family
September 27, 1911 (aged 29 years)

Birth of a sonDaniel John Heinrich
January 2, 1912 (aged 29 years)
Marriage of a siblingHarry AppelJulie Clara OlmView this family
January 19, 1913 (aged 30 years)
Birth of a daughterMyrtle Violet Heinrich
April 18, 1913 (aged 31 years)
Death of a sisterAngelina Olm
April 1913 (aged 31 years)
Death of a motherCaroline Schulz
February 27, 1914 (aged 31 years)
Birth of a sonSamuel Milton Heinrich
August 19, 1915 (aged 33 years)
Birth of a daughterMildred Meta Heinrich
August 14, 1917 (aged 35 years)
Death of a fatherCharles Olm
September 6, 1922 (aged 40 years)
Death of a sisterMagdalena Olm
October 31, 1934 (aged 52 years)
Birth of a grandsonNeville Douglas Heinrich
February 19, 1936 (aged 53 years)
Death of a husbandJohannes Heinrich
May 5, 1936 (aged 54 years)
Cause: Cardiac Failure
Burial of a husbandJohannes Heinrich
May 6, 1936 (aged 54 years)
Address: Laidley Cemetery Cemetery Reserve Southern St Laidley QLD 4341
Cemetery: Laidley Cemetery
Note: Section 3 Lot 272
Note: The Courier Mail The Courier Mail Wednesday 6 May 1936
John Funeral Notice
John Funeral Notice

Note: The Courier Mail The Courier Mail Wednesday 6 May 1936
Birth of a granddaughterJoan Heinrich
July 30, 1939 (aged 57 years)
Marriage of a childHarold WolterMildred Meta HeinrichView this family
April 3, 1940 (aged 58 years)
Address: Tarampa Baptist Church
Birth of a granddaughterHazel Margaret Heinrich
February 8, 1941 (aged 58 years)
Death of a granddaughterJoan Heinrich
February 15, 1943 (aged 60 years)
Cause: Diphtheria
Death February 16, 1943 (aged 60 years)
Cause of death: Cancer
Burial
Address: Laidley Cemetry Cemetry Reserve Southern St Laidley QLD 4341
Cemetery: Laidley Cemetery
Note: Section 3 Lot 272
Family with parents
father
Charles Olm.jpg
18571922
Birth: April 27, 1857 32 26Remich, Luxembourg
Death: September 6, 1922Staten Island, New York, USA
mother
Caloline_Olm.jpg
18621914
Birth: April 3, 1862 27 25Luxembourg
Death: February 27, 1914North Bergen, Hudson, New Jersey, USA
Marriage
Marriage: June 7, 1881Luxembourg
9 months
herself
Augustina
18821943
Birth: February 28, 1882 24 19Limpertsberg, Luxembourg
Death: February 16, 1943Lowood, Queensland, Australia
3 years
younger sister
Declaration of Intent for US Citizenship
18841951
Birth: October 12, 1884 27 22Limpertsberg, Luxembourg
Death: August 22, 1951Valley City, Barnes, North Dakota, USA
7 months
younger sister
18851913
Birth: May 12, 1885 28 23Luxembourg
Death: April 1913North Bergen, Hudson, New Jersey, USA
3 years
younger sister
Madeline Olm
18871934
Birth: December 12, 1887 30 25Rollingergrund, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Death: October 31, 1934New Jersey, USA
4 years
younger sister
Juliet Olm.jpg
18911953
Birth: October 3, 1891 34 29Luxembourg
Death: February 9, 1953Staten Island, New York, USA
23 months
younger brother
18931976
Birth: August 29, 1893 36 31Luxembourg
Death: April 20, 1976Two Harbors, Lake, Minnesota, USA
Family with Johannes Heinrich
husband
Johannes and Augustina
18751936
Birth: September 6, 1875Berlin, Germany
Death: May 5, 1936Lowood, Queensland, Australia
herself
Augustina
18821943
Birth: February 28, 1882 24 19Limpertsberg, Luxembourg
Death: February 16, 1943Lowood, Queensland, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: May 15, 1906Manhattan, New York, USA
9 months
daughter
Ruth, John and Augustina
19071985
Birth: February 13, 1907 31 24Delmont, Charles Mix, South Dakota, USA
Death: September 16, 1985
14 months
son
Carl Heinrich
19081982
Birth: April 15, 1908 32 26Delmont, Charles Mix, South Dakota, USA
Death: August 22, 1982Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
20 months
son
2 years
son
Dan
19121977
Birth: January 2, 1912 36 29Blenheim, Queensland, Australia
Death: March 12, 1977
16 months
daughter
Mildred, Myrtle and Ruth c 1923
19132008
Birth: April 18, 1913 37 31Blenheim, Queensland, Australia
Death: June 21, 2008Kingaroy, Queensland, Australia
2 years
son
Sam 1961.jpg
19151984
Birth: August 19, 1915 39 33Blenheim, Queensland, Australia
Death: December 24, 1984Laidley, Queensland, Australia
2 years
daughter
Mildred, Myrtle and Ruth c 1923
19171986
Birth: August 14, 1917 41 35Blenheim, Queensland, Australia
Death: April 9, 1986
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Note: The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864-1933) Saturday 14 February 1931
Birth

Born Marguerite Philippine Clara known as Augustina or Gussie.

Literal translation from the birth certificate:

Birth - Certificate for Marguerite Philippine Clara Olm. bom in Limpertsberg* Kanton of Luxemburg on 31 * January 1882 at half pest five p.m. ) This is not part of thedocument- BKTH-CERTIFICATE ihc year one thousand eight hundred and eighty two, the first of the month Pcbruars at seven o'clock in the afternoon appeared before Us Friedrich Klein, the Mayor and Official of the Council of the Parish of RoHmgergrumL in Kanton Luxemburg. Great Dukedom Luxemburg Olm Charles twenty four years old Court-Clerk living in Limpertsberg, who introduced to Ua, a child of female gender, born yesterday at half past five p.m. in the house No/at Limpertsberg Lane, produced by him the introducer and his wife Caroline Schultx, without occupation nineteen years old and living in Limpertsberg and he declared that he wished to give her the first names Marguerite. Philippine. Clara This declaration and introduction took place in the presence of Kellcn Johann Baptist, forty one years old Telegraph Officer of Limpertsberg and Stemel Joseph, twenty six years old Gardener of Limpertsberg and the witnesses have signed together with us this document after it was raid to them Charles Oto J, R Kcllen Sterne! Ffe Klein

The explanation follows supplied by Elodee following research in Luxembourg:

I have been at the National Archives and collected some information about the Olms. First of all, I can confirm now that there were no twins. So definitely, Marguerite Philippine Clara must be 'Gussie'. No idea why she was called Augustine instead of one of her real names, but the parents seem to have been kind of name fetishists. More about that a bit later !

For now, I'm sorry to tell you that we have to correct Gussie's birth date. Elodee, in your second mail, you had written about several documents stating 3 different dates for Augustine's birth. Today, I found the solution for this mistery ! In the ten-years tables, I found her on February 28, 1882. But the certificate that you had sent me was dated 1st of February, and the child was born 'yesterday', thus on 31st of January. In order to check that incoherence, I then searched for the certificate on the microfilm, but couldn't find it around February 1 (those certificates were written into a book, thus they are ordered invariably by date). Searching further, I found Augustine's certificate (Nr 10) between one from Feb 22 (Nr 9) and the next one from March 24 (Nr 11). Thus, the certificate is from 1st of March, Gussie is born 'yesterday' (Tuesday, Feb 28, 1882), and the officer simply had made a mistake by writing down the wrong month name. The person who drew the ten-years tables had noticed this and wrote the correct date into the table. But as the certificate is an official document, he couldn't simply correct the date in it !

Marriage

First German Baptist Church

336 East 14th Street near First Avenue New York, N.Y. 10003

Organ Specifications: 336 East 14th Street and First Avenue (1869-c.1920) ► II/13 Geo. Jardine & Son (c.1869) Sixth Street near Avenue C (1866-1869) • unknown Avenue A near Second Street (1850-1866) • unknown Stanton and Essex Streets (1846-1850) • unknown

The First German Baptist Church was organized in 1846 to serve the large number of German immigrant families living in "Klein Deutschland" ("Little Germany"). For their first four years, the congregation met at Stanton and Essex Streets, and in 1850 they removed to Avenue A near Second Street, where they remained for sixteen years. Following the Civil War, as many residents and churches relocated farther uptown, First German Baptist made plans for a new church, temporarily moving to Sixth Street near Avenue C until a site was purchased on East 14th Street, the northern boundary of Klein Deutschland. In 1866, Julius Boekell designed a fanciful Romanesque-style edifice that had a gabled facade with two narrow towers and many windows. Some sources state that the new church was opened in 1869. The German congregation merged or ceased to exist sometime after 1920.

Marriage
Burial
Note

John Heinrich (06/09/1875 - 05/05/1936) and Augustina Heinrich nee Olm (31/01/1882 - 16/02/1943)

by Keith Heinrich

Johannes (John) Heinrich was born in Berlin, Germany on Sept 6, 1875 and migrated to America arriving in New York on 20 Nov 1891 at 16 years of age. He travelled from Berlin to Bremen, embarked on the vessel Lahn to New York via Southampton. The ship’s manifest shows that he did not travel with family and the reason for this voyage is not know.

Augustina was born in Luxemburg in 1882 and travelled to New York with her family in 1894. It is believed her family lived in New Jersey at Guttenberg, reasonably close to the Hudson river. In the census of 1900 her occupation is shown as “Dry Goods Manager” and two of her siblings as “Dry Goods Clerks”. Her family was known to be Catholic.

Germany at this time was in the grip of social upheaval, the Franco-Prussian war was a recent memory at the time of John’s birth. The German Empire had been recently formed uniting the 39 formerly separate states. An effect of the unification was the leveling of the ideologies of the states largely Protestant in the north and Catholic in the south.

The government actively opposed Catholic influence on society initially and subsequently promoted it when politically expedient. The ascent of Wilhelm II to the throne in 1888 resulted in dramatic changes in policy. This continual change in the social and political environment caused the departure of many Germans seeking a better situation. We know too that conscription of young men to the Kaiser’s armed forces was underway at this time and can only speculate that some of these events may have triggered the emigration from Germany for John and the family of Augustina.

Little detail is known Joan and Augustina’s intervening years until 1903 at which time John assumed American citizenship. We suspect John spent his teens and early twenties in New York City moving to Rochester to take up his theology studies around 1900 at about 24 years of age. We can only imagine how he met Augustina.

John and Augustina were married on May 15, 1906 at 334 E 14 Street First German Baptist Church in New York. The wedding certificate shows his occupation as Clergyman. The First German Baptist Church was built on East 14th Street in 1866, the northern border of Klein Deutschland, or Little Germany.

The German Baptist Church later became the Ukrainian Autocephalic Church and is now the Town and Village Synagogue. (http://www.arch.columbia.edu/hp/studio/2005-2006/resources/resources_primary6.html)

South Dakota and Heading to Australia

Little is known of the appointment to Delmont, South Dakota. Delmont is a small community, the church was said to have been some way out of town and all that now remains is the cemetery. The church was relocated to Wessington Springs about 75 miles away at some point. Ruth (1906) and Carl (1908) were both born in South Dakota and their records can be found in the state registry. Their siblings were born in Australia (Walter 1910, Daniel 1912, Myrtle (Jackwitz) 1913, Samuel 1915 and Mildred (Wolter) 1917).

In 1908, the Heinrich family responded to a call to serve the congregations of Blenheim and Tent Hill arriving in Brisbane on December 1, 1908. Their travels had taken them from South Dakota to Vancouver where they embarked on the Aorangi which carried them to Brisbane. The following article from The Queensland Baptist (January 1 1909) details the events that unfolded upon arrival at Blenheim.

John and Augustina served the Blenheim and Tent Hill Baptist communities for 22 years and retired in 1931 to a property at Coominya. In 1933 John took up another pastoral assignment in Kalbar. In 1935 his health declined and he passed away May 5 1936 at the age of 60. Augustina continued to live at the farm until her death on February 16 1943. They are buried at Laidley Cemetery.