Saturday, November 2, 2013

H. William and Helena Curth

According to the book SANDUSKY THEN AND NOW, Heinrich Wilhelm Curth was born on May 9, 1820 in Hanover, Germany, and he settled in Sandusky, Ohio in 1850. In the 1867 McKelvey's city directory for Sandusky, H. William Curth is listed among several shoemakers in the business listings for Sandusky.

The 1870 Industry schedules for Sandusky, accessed at Ancestry Library Edition, indicate that H.W. Curth was employed as a shoemaker. He used hand tools to make and repair boots and shoes. SANDUSKY THEN AND NOW states that H.W. Curth was married three times. His first wife,nee Beka West, died in 1852. His second wife, nee Bernahardine Schulte, died in 1864. The third wife of H.W. Curth was the widow Helena Immel, whose maiden name was Schunk. According to U.S. Census records, it appears that Mr. Curth had children with each wife. Helena Curth died on September 16, 1889. H. W. Curth died on November 2, 1893. H.William and Helene Curth were laid to rest in Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. Both H.W. and Helena Curth came to the United States from Germany. They both suffered loss, and I think they worked hard to support their large family. May they rest in peace.

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