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Bornmann, Henry
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Henry BORNMANN, born in 1800 in Hatzfeld, circuit of Giessen, Grand duchy of Hessen, was a paper miller, and married Elizabeth KUHN, born in the circuit of Wittgenstein. In 1834 they came to America, and located in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. In 1838 the family came to Quincy. There being no paper mill here, Henry BORNMANN conducted a lime kiln. His wife died in 1849 of cholera and he became a victim of the same plague in 1851. The eldest son, Henry, born in Germany, was a watchmaker and died of the yellow fever in New Orleans in 1852. Theodore BORNMANN, the second son, born September 24, 1843, in Quincy, grew up in this city, where he for many years was engaged as a painter and paper hanger. In November, 1864, he married Mary WALDHAUS, daughter of George F. and Marie GASSER WALDHAUS. She died twenty-six years ago, and a year later Theodore BORNMANN married Mrs. Katherine EISENSTEIN, widow of Louis EISENSTEIN. Sons of Theodore and Mary WALDHAUS BORNMANN living are: George, Albert, William, Frank, and Frederick; besides one daughter, Cora, wife of Frank REED, in Ellendale, North Dakota. Two grandsons of Theodore BORNMANN, Elmer and August, sons of George BORNMANN, are serving in the army of the United States.

Surnames included in the Bornmann family history are Eisenstein, Gasser, Kuhn, Reed and Waldhaus.

QUINCY AND ADAMS COUNTY HISTORY AND REPRESENTATIVE MEN by David F. Wilcox. Chicago: Lewis Publishing, 1919. p. 342.

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