Nicolas Olm, 1825

Nicolas /Olm/
Given names
Birth March 4, 1825 39 33
Death of a fatherMichel Olm
February 11, 1852 (aged 26 years)
MarriageMargaretha WiltzView this family
April 1, 1856 (aged 31 years)
Remich, Luxembourg
Latitude: N49.630348 Longitude: E6.117838Google Maps™Bing Maps™OpenStreetMap™

Birth of a sonCharles Olm
April 27, 1857 (aged 32 years)
Remich, Luxembourg
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Death of a paternal grandfatherMathias Olm
March 20, 187520 MAR 1785 (aged 50 years)
Marriage of a childCharles OlmCaroline SchulzView this family
June 7, 1881 (aged 56 years)
Birth of a granddaughterMarguerite Philippine Clara Olm
February 28, 1882 (aged 56 years)
Note: Born Marguerite Philippine Clara known as Augustina or Gussie.

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 granddaughterIda Alexis Philippine Olm
October 12, 1884 (aged 59 years)
Birth of a granddaughterAngelina Olm
May 12, 1885 (aged 60 years)
Birth of a granddaughterMagdalena Olm
December 12, 1887 (aged 62 years)
Birth of a granddaughterJulie Clara Olm
October 3, 1891 (aged 66 years)
Birth of a grandsonCharles August Olm
August 29, 1893 (aged 68 years)
Marriage of a grandsonJohannes HeinrichMarguerite Philippine Clara OlmView this family
May 15, 1906 (aged 81 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.
Marriage of a grandsonCarl Jacob BauerIda Alexis Philippine OlmView this family
September 27, 1911 (aged 86 years)

Marriage of a grandsonHarry AppelJulie Clara OlmView this family
January 19, 1913 (aged 87 years)
Death of a granddaughterAngelina Olm
April 1913 (aged 88 years)
Death of a sonCharles Olm
September 6, 1922 (aged 97 years)
Death of a motherAnne Hoffmann


Family with parents
Birth: March 13, 1785Luxembourg
Death: February 11, 1852Luxembourg
Birth: March 30, 1791Bettingen, Germany
Marriage MarriageFebruary 10, 1819Muhlenbach, Luxembourg
6 years
Birth: March 4, 1825 39 33Millenbach, Luxembourg
Family with Margaretha Wiltz
Birth: March 4, 1825 39 33Millenbach, Luxembourg
Birth: April 8, 1831 27 31Remich, Luxembourg
Marriage MarriageApril 1, 1856Remich, Luxembourg
13 months
Charles Olm.jpg
Birth: April 27, 1857 32 26Remich, Luxembourg
Death: September 6, 1922Staten Island, New York, USA