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 September 1889, his daughter Hermina Bremmerman bought all of the household furniture as well as all the articles in the bakery and warehouse. Deed records of Cape Girardeau County indicate that the bakery property was sold by William's trustees in August 1889 to Louis Miller.

Book 511D: Cape County Marriage Records 1873-1900
pg. 7: 29 August 1879 Arnold Bremermann - Hermina Thuerkauf
- Married at the home of her father.

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
- Fred dies - 15 Nov 1881 - age 1 yr 3m 14 days - and is the first family member to be buried in Oak Hill Cemetery of Butler, Bates County, Missouri on the western edge of the state.

pg 76:
Bremmerman, Gesine J. Born 16 Aug 1883 Bap. 7 Oct 1883
Parents: Arnold Bremmerman Hermine Theuerkauf
Sponsors: Laura Bierwith, Anna Brandes
- no other record of Gesine has been found.

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.

About her husband, Arnold Bremmermann

One of Butler’s Best and Most Honorable Citizens Gone to Rest.
On last Sabbath the 18th the mortal remains of Arnold Bremmerman were interred in the Butler Cemetery. Mr. Bremmermann was a native of Germany; he was a man of more than ordinary intellectual ability. He was at the time of his death not quite 34 years old. He first came to Bates county about 13 years ago, and was for some time employed as a clerk in dry goods store in Butler. Afterward he was engaged as traveling salesman for a wholesale firm in St. Louis, Returning to Butler some 10 years ago, he has since that time been employed as deputy in several of the county offices, he was also a clerk in the Bates county National Bank. More recently he was a partner with P. J. Jewett, in the furniture business. A few months ago finding his health failing, he disposed of his interest in the furniture store to his partner in hope that rest and recreation would bring him renewed vigor, but alas, that fell destroyer Consumption had lain hold of him and on Friday March 16 1883 at 10 o’clock A. M. he camly and peacefully sank to rest. Deceased was an active and worthy member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. The citizens of Butler and community manifested their appreciation of his worth in one of the largest funeral processions that was ever seen in the city. The hearse was preceded to the cemetery by over one hundrd and twenty members of the Order of Odd Fellows in regalia, with emblems draped in mourning, headed by the Butler Silver Cornet Band. The hearse was followed by one-hundred and fifteen vehicles bearing relatives, friends and acquaintances besides a large number on foot. On the way and at the grave the band played very appropriate and solemn dires.
At the grave the beautiful and impressive funeral service of the Order of Odd Fellows was read by Judge Lefker, acting chaplin. Deceased leaves a wife and one child to mourn his loss.

The Butler Weekly Times
March 21, 1883
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