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August  Kalthoff 


Maria Katharina Francisca Aloysia Cramer
6/8/1796 - 1896
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August Kalthoff
1826 - 1899
August Kalthoff was born about 1826 in an unknown place overseas in Germany and died about 1899 in an unknown place. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 73 years old.

He dies sometime before the 1900 census.

A son, Matthew, born in November 1869 dies when he is about 6-8 months old. It is believed the Kalthoff family moved while the 1870 census was being collected and were recorded twice -- once before the death of Matthew and again after his death.
Census6/27/1870 Detroit Ward 9 MI (Wayne County) 44 yrs old 
Recorded as dwelling #1012, family #984: August Kalthoff (age 40), Dora (age 31), Mary (7), Robert (4), Matthew (6 months), and Micheal Bullen (age 14). August is a grocer and estimates the value of his personal estate to be $700. August, Dora, and Mary were born in Prussia. Robert was born in New York and everyone else was born in Michigan. Mary has been attending school. No one in the household can read or write. 
Census7/14/1870 Detroit Ward 7 MI (Wayne County) 44 yrs old 
Recorded as dwelling #111411, family #1185: Augustus Kalthoff (age 40), Doroden (wife, age 30) Maria (daughter, age 7), and Robert (son, age 4). Augustus is a laborer and estimates the value of his personal estate to be $800. Augustus, Doroden and Maria were born in Prussia. Robert was born in Connecticut. No one in the household can read or write. They live next door to a retired grocer. 
Census6/28/1880 Hamtramck MI (Wayne County) 54 yrs old 
Recorded in dwelling #391, family #404: August Kalthoff (age 54) Dorothea (age 42), Mary (age 17), Robert (14), Elizbeth (6), Terrese (3), Dorothea (9 months), and Casper Volkenrath (father [???], age 50). August is working in a grocery and Casper is working as a peddler. Casper is a widower. All who are 17 years old or older were born in Germany and those younger were born in Michigan. Elizbeth has been attending school and no one in the household can read or write. The family of Antony Cramer (age 31) is living next door.

NOTE: The June 5, 1865 New York Passenger lists Casper Volkenrath (age 35) and T. Volkenrath (female, age 54). They were traveling from Germany to the United States with A. Kramer (female, age 18) and G. Kramer (male, age 7). Casper's age makes it impossible for him to be the father of August as stated on this census report. 

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4 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
13 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
18 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
27 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
30 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
33 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
39 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
43 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
51 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
53 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
63 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
69 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
71 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
2 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
8 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
35 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
36 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
56 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
59 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
4 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
9 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
11 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
14 1840 Oregon Trail is established
16 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
29 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
34 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
36 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
37 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
39 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
42 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
49 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
50 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
7 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico

Dorothea Cramer
Born about 1839 and died on November 15, 1909
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The Children of August Kalthoff

Robert Casper Kalthoff
Born somewhere in Connecticut about 1866 and died in an unknown location about 1966. Actual dates are unknown and those shown are estimated.

Robert and Matilda had five children:
  • Matilda G (daughter, 1891),
  • Antoinette D (daughter, 1892),
  • Loyola Elizabeth(daughter, 1895),
  • Robert (son, 1897), and
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