Hermine Theuerkauf

Hermine Theuerkauf
Born in 1858, Hermine was the 4th of 7 children. She was later known as Hermina.

Her father William was a farmer and baker. He operated the Theuerkauf Bakery on the southwest corner of Broadway and Sprigg.  According to City Land Tax records, he owned 4 lots in 1872, 9 lots in the city in 1885.  By 1890, the number had grown to 15.  William died in 1889, and was buried in the old Lorimier Cemetary in Cape Girardeau. Dora's mother was Johanne Sophia Allers (1825-1869). William and Johanne were married 30 Nov 1851 in Cape Girardeau. Both were German immigrants.

It's not known when he began his bakery business, but after he died in 1889, his daughter Hermina Bremmerman bought all of the household furniture as well as all the articles in the bakery and warehouse.

Book 511D: Cape County Marriage Records 1873-1900
pg. 7: 29 August 1879 Arnold Bremermann - Hermina Thuerkauf

Book 451A: Trinity Lutheran Baptisms 1869-1900
pg 66:
Bremmerman, Fred Born 1 Aug 1880 Bap. 26 June 1881
Parents: Arnold Bremmerman Hermine Theuerkauf
Sponsors: Wm. Theuerkauf

pg 76:
Bremmerman, Gesine J. Born 16 Aug 1883 Bap. 7 Oct 1883
Parents: Arnold Bremmerman Hermine Theuerkauf
Sponsors: Laura Bierwith, Anna Brandes

1880 Census:
Living in Butler, MO with husband Arnold. Sister Dora Theuerkauf is a member of the household at the time of the Census taking.

1910 Census:
Living with brother Fritz/Frederick on South Compton Avenue, St. Louis, MO.
She is a widow.

Hermine died 12 Aug 1911 at St. Mary's Infirmary in St. Louis of appendicitis. Her occupation is listed dressmaker on her death certificate.