Charles Edward Steidtmann Jr.

#5979, b. 23 Sep 1924, d. 17 Nov 1968
Last Edited:6 May 2017
FatherCharles Edward Steidtmann Sr. b. 9 Jun 1894, d. 3 Mar 1981
MotherGertrude Josephine Ortte b. about 1896, d. 27 May 1973

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
BirthCharles Edward Steidtmann Jr. was born on 23 Sep 1924 at LA.1,2
Census1930, sonCharles Steidtmann (given age 5) was enumerated as a son of Charles Steidtmann (given age 35) on the 1930 Census. They lived at 1421 Hillary Street at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.2
Census1940, sonCharles E Steidtmann Jr (given age 15) was enumerated on the 1940 Census as a son of Charles E Steidtmann (given age 46), living at 1421 Hillary Street at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA. He attended school, and had completed three years of high school. During 1939, Charles was employed for four weeks, earning eight dollars.3
EducationCharles Edward Steidtmann Jr. graduated in 1944 from Tulane University at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA. He majored in Electrical Engineering, and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and the American Institute of Electrical Engineers. He was also a member of the Naval R.O.T.C. (1941-1943), Taffrail (1942-1943), University Theatre (1942), and the Y.M.C.A. (1942-1943).4,5,6,7
Psgr ListHe was found as a crew member on a passenger list on 14 Dec 1944 at San Francisco, CA. He signed on in San Francisco on 18 Jul 1944; traveled to Guadalcanal BSI; and then returned to San Francisco on the SS Morning Light, serving as 3rd radio operator.8 This ship was a privately-owned cargo vessel operated for the War Shipping Administration.9 Charles had served at sea for two months. He was described as 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 126 pounds, with a scar over his left eyebrow.8
Marriage LicenseHe and Jean Victoria Linsenbard obtained a marriage license in Feb 1951 at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.10
MarriageCharles Edward Steidtmann Jr. married Jean Linsenbard, daughter of Gustave V Linsenbard and Martha E Kiessling, probably at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.11,10
DeathCharles Edward Steidtmann Jr. died at age 44 on 17 Nov 1968 in Sacramento, CA.12
BurialHe was buried at Hope Mausoleum in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.11

Citations:

  1. [S163] Social Security Death Index, viewed on Ancestry.com.
  2. [S277] 1930 U.S. Census. LA. Orleans Parish. population schedule.
  3. [S791] 1940 U.S. Census. LA. Orleans Parish. population schedule.
  4. [S1692] Tulane University. New Orleans, LA. The Jambalaya. Yearbook, 1944.
  5. [S1693] Tulane University. New Orleans, LA. The Jambalaya. Yearbook, 1941.
  6. [S1694] Tulane University. New Orleans, LA. The Jambalaya. Yearbook, 1942.
  7. [S1695] Tulane University. New Orleans, LA. The Jambalaya. Yearbook, 1943.
  8. [S1699] Ancestry.com. California Passenger and Crew Lists, 1882-1959. online database (images).
  9. [S1702] H. R. Everett. Unmanned Systems of World Wars I and II. MIT Press: Cambridge, MA (2015).
  10. [S271] Orleans Parish Marriage Records Database. Website. Online http://www.sos.louisiana.gov
  11. [S473] (Newspaper Unknown). LA. Obituary article.
  12. [S777] California Death Index, 1940-1997. Website. Online http://www.ancestry.com