Huber Family History & Information
Thomas Michael Huber was born December 16, 1821 in Renchen, Achern, Baden, Germany. His parents were Anselm Huber and Elisabeth Heilig both were born in Renchen, Achern, Baden, Germany. He did have at least 8 siblings. His wife was Anna Marie Goldschmidt who was born March 29, 1828 in Baden Baden, Germany. Her parents and siblings are unknown. It is believed that Anna and her parents were Jewish. Thomas Huber's occupation in Germany is unknown but believed he was a farmer.
On February 10, 1852, a Thomas Hober (Huber) and a Nanette Goldschmidt were at the port of Le Havre, France. They boarded a ship named "Amelia" with the destination of the USA. The Amelia arrived in the harbor of New Orleans on 31 Mar 1852. The passenger listing stated that Thomas and Anna and about forty other passengers were from Switzerland. Believe that most of them were from Germany. Maybe the reason why it was stated that they were Swiss could be because in Le Havre that most of customers information were written by French/English speaking people. Of course, they could write down names of people and/or villages/towns only in the way they understood. In the Baden, Germany area the dialect is very related to the Swiss-German.
At least seven months later, they were living in Cincinnati, Ohio. Thomas Huber on October 29, 1852 submitted his Declaration of Intentions (DOI) at he Hamilton County Courthouse in Cincinnati, Ohio. He stated in his DOI that he was a native of Baden, Germany. Copy of Thomas Huber's Declaration of Intention (DOI)
Thomas and Anna Huber established themselves in the Mohawk area of Cincinnati, Ohio. For about a decade, they were living on Pleasant St. between Henry & Findley Streets. In late 1862, they moved to 88 Mohawk St. (In 1896 the number "88" would change to "286") This would be their residence for the rest of their lives together.
They were the parents of five known (1870 Census) children: Mary (1858); Michael (1861); Emilie (1864); Caroline (1866); and William (1867). All were born in Cincinnati, Ohio and were raised Roman Catholic.
Thomas Huber's occupation while living in Cincinnati, Ohio, was a plasterer and whitewasher for more than forty years.
Anna Marie (Goldschmidt) Huber passed away on April 4, 1893, at the age of 65 years and 7 days. Her illness and cause of death was carcinoma ventriculus (stomach cancer). She was buried in section 6, single, lot 1162, at St. Mary's Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Four years later, on August 8, 1897, at the age of 75 years and 7 months, Thomas Michael Huber passed away. His funeral and burial services were handled by Joseph Schreiber & Son. He was buried August 10, 1897 in section 9, Single, Lot 2472 at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Descendants Report of Anton Huber and Helena Kirn
Anton Huber and Helena Kirn are the Great Great Grandparents of Thomas Michael Huber and our ancestor. There is a descendants report located on our Tom & Sharons Family Tree Maker Home Page.
Bavarian Land History by Friedrich Blendinger
The Bavarian Land History compiled by Friedrich Blendinger was described as follows: The emigration to North America from the governing district of Bavarian in the years (1846-1852). There is a record that would indicate Thomas Huber either owned land or inherited land in the Bavarian area. Journal for Bavarian Land History, Vol 27, (1964) pages 431-487. The entry for Thomas Huber can be found on page 472. Not able to fine the actual record.
Special Thanks to Ingrid Götz
Renniche, Germany is inscribed on Thomas Michael Huber's burial marker at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio. His son William Huber was the informant.
I had been unable to located the village, town or city. Using this website, I requested for anyone who could help us locate Renniche, Germany. Well, we have heard from Ingrid Götz who is the co-coordinator of their "emigration project" for the Historical Society Offenburg, Germany. Keep in mind this town is near but not part of her emigration project area. Through her efforts she uncovered the baptizimal record of Thomas Michael Huber, who was born December 16, 1821 and baptized December, 21 1821 in Renchen, Achern, Baden, Germany. This is a huge find for all of the descendants of Thomas Michael Huber.
Ingrid, we deeply appreciate your time and effort.
Thank you and God bless you.
The City of Renchen, Achern, Baden, Germany
Renchen is located in north central Ortenaukreis on the edge of the Black Forest foothills. The landscape includes vineyards, streams, and forests. Its elevation ranges from 150 meters to 353 meters above sea level. Renchen is 62 km from Karlsruhe, 75 km from Freiburg, and 17 km from Offenburg and 30 km south of Baden-Baden. The villages of Erlach, Ulm, and die Maiwaldsiedlung have been incorporated into the city. Renchen has a population of about 6,700.
Renchen is first mentioned historically in the year 1115. It is located on the old Roman road connecting the cities of Basel (Switzerland) and Baden-Baden. It's town charter (Stradtrecht) was granted in 1326, but was later relinquished.
Renchen was under the jurisdiction of the Bistums Strassburg, and served as temporary summer headquarters for the Strassburger Fürstbischöfe. The site of the Fürstbischöfe castle is now a park.
The city was destroyed during the Thirty Years' War (1618-1647) and again during the Farmers' Rebellion (circa 1815).
Renchen's most famous resident was the Baroque author Johann Jakob Christoph Grimmelshausen. He lived in the city for nine years, and also lived in nearby Offenburg and Oberkirch. He wrote "Simplicius Simplicissmus". Since 1760, there has been a Grimmelshausen Memorial at the "Simplicissmushaus" next to the Rathaus.
The city is home to the Grimmelshausenbrunnen (fountain), Grimmelshausenarchiv, and a puppet museum.
The villages of Erlach, Ulm, and the Maiwaldsiedlung have been incorporated into Renchen. The city has a population of about 6,700.
Catholic parish -- Renchen Catholic parish is old. Ulm (Offenburg) was the Mother Church for Renchen and other villages. The village of Wagshurst was an affiliate of Renchen until 1798. Renchen Catholic books begin as follows -- baptisms 1650, marriages 1655 (gaps 1725-1730 and 1778-1791), and deaths 1660 (gaps 1755-1774). Records covering 1650-1900, including a family book from 1715-1900, are available through LDS family history centers.
Evangelical parish -- Renchen Evangelical parish was established in 1929. Earlier it was affiliated with Oberkirch (until 1913), Achern, and Illenau (an institutional parish in Achern). The village of Appenweier is an affiliate of Renchen. Renchen Evangelical church records begin 1890.
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