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Reiman, Franz

Submitted by Carole Tucker 

Descendants of Franz Reiman
Submitted by Carole Tucker First Generation 
1. Franz Reiman. Born abt 1816 in Germany. Franz died in Campbell Twp, Warrick County, Indiana on 1 Nov 1877; he was 61. Buried in St. Johns Catholic Cemetery, Warrick Co. Occupation: Ran a flour mill in Warrick County. Education: in Germany. Religion: Catholic.

Franz first married Alma Rosina Katdwitz, in Germany. Born on 17 Feb 1819 in Germany. Alma Rosina died in Campbell Twp, Warrick County, Indiana on 4 Oct 1869; she was 50.

They had the following children:
2 i. August (1839-1909)
3 ii. Robert Franz (1846-)
4 iii. Auguste (1847-1926)
5 iv. Anna Louise (1849-1912)
6 v. Mathilda (1851-1916)
7 vi. Agnes Marguretha (1857-1930)
8 vii. Josephine (1860-1939)
9 viii. Joseph Frank (~1865-1935)

On 5 Sep 1870 when Franz was 54, he second married Elizabeth Goebb, in Vanderburgh County, Indiana, USA.
Second Generation 
2. August Reiman. Born on 31 Jul 1839 in Liegnitz, Silesia, Germany. August died in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska on 4 Jan 1909; he was 69. Buried in Evergreen Cem., Loup City, Sherman, Nebraska.

On 19 Sep 1866 when August was 27, he married Ernestine Caroline Meilchen, daughter of Johann Gottfried Meilchen & Johanne Elenore Jung, in Warrick, Indiana. Born on 11 Dec 1844 in Poischwitz, Selesia, Germany. Ernestine Caroline died in Burkett West Hos, Grand Island, Nebraska on 19 Oct 1921; she was 76.

They had the following children:
i. Robert Francis (1867-1906)
ii. Emma Rosella (1869-1954)
iii. Pauline(Lena) Anna (1872-1952)
iv. Emelia Augusta (1875-1951)
v. Mary A (1879-1964)
vi. Joseph August (1881-1948)

3. Robert Franz Reiman. Born in 1846 in Germany.

On 5 Apr 1874 when Robert Franz was 28, he married Mart Ries, in Vanderburgh County, Indiana, USA.

4. Auguste Reiman. Born on 23 Jan 1847 in Stephansdorf, Germany. Auguste died in St. Mary- of-the-Woods, Vigo, Indiana on 5 Feb 1926; she was 79.

5. Anna Louise Reiman. Born on 13 Mar 1849 in Germany. Anna Louise died in Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana on 24 Oct 1912; she was 63. Buried in Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana.

On 16 Oct 1866 when Anna Louise was 17, she married Herman Sandman, in Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana. Herman died on 14 May 1898 in Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana.

They had the following children:
i. Maria (Mary) (~1868-1953)
ii. Helena Magdalena (~1870-1941)
iii. Franz (~1878-1884)

6. Mathilda Reiman. Born in 1851 in Germany. Mathilda died in Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana on 27 Jan 1916; she was 65.

On 21 Aug 1885 when Mathilda was 34, she married Henry Klass, in Vanderburgh County, Indiana, USA. Born in Henderson County, KY, USA. Henry died on 12 Feb 1905 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

They had one child:
i. Henry Philip (1887-1957)

7. Agnes Marguretha Reiman. Born on 1 Jul 1857 in Germany. Agnes Marguretha died in Princeton, Gibson, Indiana on 8 Mar 1930; she was 72. Buried on 11 Mar 1930 in Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana. Religion: Catholic.

On 8 May 1879 when Agnes Marguretha was 21, she married Paul Farny, in Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana. Paul died on 6 Sep 1924.

They had the following children:
i. John William Will (1883-1919)
ii. Olivia Ollie
iii. Margaret Maggie (1890-1979)
iv. Annie (1886-1963)
v. Robert
vi. Paul 111 (1890-1983)

8. Josephine Reiman. Born on 20 Jul 1860 in Canal, Campbell Twp, Warrick, Indiana. Josephine died in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa on 24 Dec 1939; she was 79. Buried in Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana.

In 1882 when Josephine was 21, she married Frank Ritz, in Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana. Born in 1860 in Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana. Frank died in Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana in 1894; he was 34.

They had the following children:
i. Adam Joseph (1883-1948)
ii. Joseph (1886-)
iii. Wilhelmina Catherine (Mina) (1888-1949)
iv. Louis (1891-1896)

9. Joseph Frank Reiman Raymond. Born abt 1865 in Warrick County, Indiana, USA. Joseph Frank died in Lansing, Michigan, USA on 9 Jun 1935; he was 70.

On 12 Jan 1889 when Joseph Frank was 24, he married Mildred Lewis, daughter of Dr. J.F. Lewis & Mildred C Hicks, in Henderson County, Kentucky, USA. Born in 1868 in Kentucky. Mildred died in Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana on 21 Apr 1942; she was 74.

They had the following children:
i. Bernice (~1891-)
ii. Edward (~1894-)
iii. Henry Ellis (~1897-1963)
iv. Frank (~1900-)
v. Annabelle (~1902-1986)
vi. Richard P (~1904-1972)
vii. Ottis (1908-1987)

The Family of Franz Reiman and Alma Rosina Katdwitz 
This family came from the area around Liegnitz Germany which is now Legnica , Poland . This area has been a big military center since medieval times. The Soviets used this area for one of the largest Soviet Tank Divisions. 
The Reiman families have said that Franz Reiman was a German War Officer and wanted to get his family out of Germany to America so the sons would not have to serve in the German Military. We have to prove this story. The family apparently didn?t all come at once. It seems tht franz sister in law Theresia Reiman brought Franz and Rosina?s children to America in June of 1859, with the exception of Anna. They came to the Port of New Orleans , and on to Evansville . When she got the family settled, Theresia went back to liegnitz and rejoined her family. In 1864 Theresia, her husband Joseph and their family, including Franz? Anna came to Indiana too. Some of this is supposition which we have pieced together from the records. Franz ran a flour mill at Millersburg in Warrick County . 
The Joseph Reiman who is buried beside Franz in St. John?s Cemetery in Warrick County , appears to be Franz? brother. His wife was Mary Theresia Schultz. 
Over the last year I have compiled the history of this family, and though it is far from complete, I hope that this will help others who might be researching this family. Many of the descendants still live around the Evansville area. 
I will be happy to correct mistakes and I would welcome additions. You may contact me at the address below. 
One surprise that we found as we were checking the 1870 census, was another child of Franz and Rosina. Rosina died in October of 1869. Franz or Frank Reiman and Elizabeth Goebb were married in Vanderburgh County in 1870. In the 1870 census this family is shown with a 5 year old son Frank, which has to be the son of Franz and Rosina. Our families didn?t know about him. 
As we searched for this young Frank, we find him in the 1900 census in Henderson County , KY with hisi family listed as Rayman. We find him married to Mildred Lewis in Henderson County . Then in 1910 we find him in Posey County as Frank Raymond. We find him in the Browning Database listed as J Frank Raymond and again as Joseph Frank Raymond, and all his family continues with the name of Raymond. His descendants may not know of the Reiman name. 
Frank and Rosina?s second son Robert Franz has remained a mystery. We find his marriage to Mary Ries in Vanderburgh County . We find him listed in his sister Matilda?s obit, as living in San Antonio , Tx . Then in his sister Margaret Farny?s obit in March of 1930 he was living in Evansville. That is all we have been able to locate. 
Augusta the third child of Franz and Rosina?s was a Catholic Nun and served as a teacher in various German Convent Schools in southern Indiana. She is buried at St. Mary?s in the Woods in Vigo County , Indiana. 
Carole Tucker
1585 Sage St. #3
Gering, Nebraska 69341

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