Thursday, March 28, 2013

Jacob and Katharina Hornig

According to his death certificate, Jacob Hornig was born in Germany on September 25, 1845 to Michael and Catherine Hornig. Records on file at the Erie County Probate Court indicate that on January 26, 1869, Jacob Hornig married Catharine Balduff.

In 1870, Jacob Hornig was a marble cutter in Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio. Most likely, this tombstone for young Grace Barney was created by Jacob and Philip Hornig in 1871.

You can see his initial and last name at the base of Grace's tombstone.

In 1880, he was still associated with a marble works, but he had moved to Vermilion, Erie County, Ohio. In 1880, the Jacob Hornig household consisted of:

Jacob Hornig - age 35, born in Baden
Catherine Hornig - age 51, born in Baden
Their children were: Walter E., age 10; Clara, age 8; Emma, age 5; and George, age 2

In 1900, Jacob and Catherine were living in Vermilion, but Jacob listed his occupation as farmer at this time. The children still at home were: George, age 22; and Carl, age 18. Jacob said he had been living in the U.S. for 41 years, and Catherine had been living in the U.S. for 52 years.

On March 28, 1918, Jacob Hornig died at his residence on South Street in Vermilion, Ohio, after a lengthy illness. An obituary for Mr. Hornig appeared in the April 2, 1918 issue of the Sandusky Star Journal. Funeral services for Jacob Hornig were held at the family residence, with Rev. Moyer of the Methodist Episcopal Church officiating. Burial was in Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. Jacob Hornig was survived by his wife, two daughters, and three sons. Mrs. Jacob Hornig passed away in 1924 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Rev. and Mrs. P.H. Welsheimer of Canton, Ohio. Mrs. Hornig was also buried at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery.

(Note: As often is the case,  there are many variations in the spelling of the first and last names of members of the Hornig family, depending on the source of the record.)

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