Charles Edward Steidtmann Sr.

#5948, b. 9 Jun 1894, d. 3 Mar 1981
Last Edited:6 May 2017
FatherLouis Albert Steidtmann b. 25 Apr 1873, d. 18 Mar 1936
MotherBertha Anna Hils b. 25 Feb 1871, d. 18 Nov 1932

Children of Charles Edward Steidtmann Sr. and Gertrude Josephine Ortte

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
BirthCharles Edward Steidtmann Sr. was born on 9 Jun 1894 at Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.1,2
Census1900, sonHe was enumerated as the son of Louis Steidtmann (given age 27) on the 1900 Census at Tangipahoa Parish, LA.3
OccupationIn June 1917, he worked for the city school board in Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, LA, as Supervisor of Gardens.1 By 1930, he was a teacher at Warren Easton Boys High School in New Orleans. The 1932 Warren Easton yearbook shows that he taught English and had degrees described as "B.S., A.M."4 In 1938, he was teaching at Samuel J. Peters Boys High School, and by 1942 was principal at Franklin Rogers Elementary School.5 He later worked as principal for Gayarre High School, and by 19526 was principal of Martin Behrman High School, at least through 1955.7
DraftRegCharles Edward Steidtmann Sr. was required to register for the first draft of World War I, held on 5 Jun 1917. At that time, he was living at 1017 Cole Street in Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, LA. He was single, and worked as Supervisor of Gardens for the city School Board. He was described as being of medium build, with blue eyes and brown hair.1
MilitaryCharles Edward Steidtmann Sr. enlisted in the military during World War I on 25 Oct 1917. He was admitted to the Naval Hospital at New Orleans on 29 Sep 1918 with Influenza, and released from the hospital on 7 October. His rank at that time was SC2-NR.8 He was released from military service on 30 Sep 1921.2
MarriageHe married Gertrude Josephine Ortte in Dec 1922 at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.9
Census1930Charles Steidtmann (given age 35) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1930 census, living at 1421 Hillary Street at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Gertrude Steidtmann (given age 34), his son(s) Charles, his daughter(s) Gertrude L. Also living with them were two boarders, Walter N. and Bertha Gladke, and Lucian Smith, a servant. The Steidtmanns owned their home, which was valued at $6,800. They owned a radio. Charles worked as a public school teacher, and was a veteran of the World War.10
ResidenceAt the time of his brother Eustace's death on 1930, Charles Edward Steidtmann Sr. lived at 1421 Hillary Street in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.11
Census1940Charles E Steidtmann (given age 46) was enumerated on the 1940 census as the head of a household, living at 1421 Hillary Street at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA. Also living with him was his wife, Gertrude Steidtmann (given age 44), his son(s) Charles E, his daughter(s) Lorraine. Also living with them was a lodger, Kenneth E Whitekettle. The Steidtmanns owned their home, which was valued at $5,500. Charles had five years of college education, and Gertrude had completed one year of college. He worked 30 hours per week as a high school professor. During 1939, he earned $2,400 for 39 weeks of work, and also received income from other sources.12
DraftRegCharles Edward Steidtmann Sr. registered for the fourth draft for World War II on 27 Apr 1942. This registration was also known as the "old man's draft". At that time, his residence was at 1421 Hillary Street in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA, and he gave the name of his wife, Gertrude Ortee Steidtmann, as someone who would always know his address. He was employed by the Orleans Parish Board, working at the Franklin-Rogers School on Dumaine Street. He was described as being 5 feet 10 1/2 inches tall and 179 pounds, with hazel eyes, brown hair, and ruddy complexion.5
Death, WidowHe was left a widower at age 78, when his wife, Gertrude Josephine, died on 27 May 1973 at Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.13
DeathCharles Edward Steidtmann Sr. died at age 86 on 3 Mar 1981 in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.2,14

Citations:

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  2. [S788] "U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File Index, 1850-2010." Website (database). Online http://www.ancestry.com
  3. [S374] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  4. [S1696] Warren Easton High School. New Orleans, LA. The Eagle. Yearbook, 1932.
  5. [S867] Ancestry.com. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  6. [S1697] Warren Easton High School. New Orleans, LA. The Bee Hive. Yearbook, 1952.
  7. [S722] . New Orleans City Directories, 1930-1956.
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  9. [S326] Ancestry.com. New Orleans, Louisiana Marriage Records Index, 1831-1964 (Database online). 2002.
  10. [S277] 1930 U.S. Census. LA. Orleans Parish. population schedule.
  11. [S550] Report of the Death of an American Citizen. image of original.
  12. [S791] 1940 U.S. Census. LA. Orleans Parish. population schedule.
  13. [S473] (Newspaper Unknown). LA. Obituary article.
  14. [S356] Jim Perrin. E-mail message.