Charles Fredrick William Steidtmann1

#5947, b. 28 May 1880, d. 9 Oct 1930
Last Edited:28 Apr 2017
FatherCharles Fredrick Steidtmann Jr.2 b. 17 Jul 1839, d. 23 Nov 1915
MotherJulia Catherine Fulda2 b. 11 Sep 1842, d. 10 Apr 1907

Children of Charles Fredrick William Steidtmann and Lucille Beatrice Tucker

Outline of Life Events:

BirthCharles Frederick Steidtmann was born on 28 May 1880 at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.2
Census1880, sonWilliam Steidtmann (given age 1 day) was enumerated as a son of C. Steidtmann (given age 40) on the 1880 Census, living at 1593 Tchoupitoulas Street in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.3
Residence, Moved-childrenWhen his sister Edna was about 16 years old, which would have been about 1894, Charles Fredrick William Steidtmann moved with his family to Springfield, LA.4
Census1900, sonHe was enumerated as the son of Charles Steidtmann (given age 60) on the 1900 Census at Tangipahoa Parish, LA.5
MarriageCharles Fredrick William Steidtmann married Lucille Beatrice Tucker, daughter of Millard Fillmore Tucker Sr. and Julia L. Bradley, on 23 Nov 1904 at Tangipahoa Parish, LA.1
Census1910William Steidtmann (given age 29) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1910 census, living at Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Beatrice Steidtmann (given age 28), daughter Beatrice L. Steidtmann (given age 4). They were truck farmers. Living on neighboring farms were their daughter Edna's family and her husband's parents.6
DraftRegCharles Fredrick William Steidtmann was required to register for the third draft of World War I, held on 12 Sep 1918. At that time, he was living at 202 East Elder Street in South Bend, St. Joseph County, IN, with his wife, Beatrice. He was employed as a concrete foreman for Stuart & Co. in South Bend. Charles was described as being of medium height and stout build, with blue eyes and sandy hair.7
Census1920William Steidtman (given age 39) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1920 census, living at 202 East Elder Street at South Bend, Portage Township, St. Joseph County, IN. Also living in the house was his wife Beatrice Steidtman (given age 39), daughter(s) Lucile Steidtman (given age 14). They rented their home. William worked as a concrete foreman in the construction industry.8
Census1930William Steidman (given age 49) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1930 census, living at Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Beatrice Steidman (given age 49), his daughter(s) Ruth and Susie. They owned their home. William was a contractor, building bridges.9
DeathCharles Fredrick William Steidtmann died at age 50 when he was struck by a train on 9 Oct 1930 in Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA. He apparently did not see or hear the train as it approached. He was crossing the tracks and had almost cleared them when he was struck, the impact throwing him a distance of forty feet onto the station platform. He was taken immediately to the emergency room, but was pronounced dead there.10,11,12
BurialHe was buried at Ponchatoula Cemetery in Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.11,12


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