Frederick EMBSHOFF was born near Hanover, Germany, in 1827. He came to New Orleans in 1854 with his young wife Catherine NORDEN. They made their way to Cincinnati, where I believe they had relatives, and began raising their family. Much of the family is buried in the beautiful Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati. The family was well-to-do, enough to pay for a large monument. Documentation for this cemetery is also excellent, so finding graves is straightforward.
Charles SINDLINGER was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1842, and came to Cincinnati with his parents before 1850. He married Adelaide BOEHM, born in France about 1844, in Cincinnati. He and Adelaide were also buried in Spring Grove.
Frederick George EMBSHOFF, third son of Frederick and Catherine EMBSHOFF, was born in Cincinnati in 1860, and married Melanie SINDLINGER in 1888. Melanie was born to Charles SINDLINGER and Adelaide BOEHM in 1871. Frederick died in 1910 in Cincinnati; Melanie died in Los Angeles in 1950, but she was returned to Spring Grove Cemetery to be buried near her husband.
Arthur Charles EMBSHOFF was the oldest of the three sons of Frederick and Melanie SINDLINGER EMBSHOFF. He was born in 1890 in Cincinnati, met his future wife, Leota Mae FRAZEE, in Metaline Falls, Washington, and married her in 1918 in Osage, Iowa. Arthur and Leota called several places home during their lives together; Arthur died in Tucson in 1958, and Leota died in 1973 while she was visiting one of her daughters in Woodstock, Illinois, but they were buried together in the small Oak Grove Cemetery in Mitchell, Iowa, outside Osage.
Leota FRAZEE was born in 1897 in Osage, Iowa. She was the daughter of Frank FRAZEE and Matilda McGINTY. Frank was born in 1869 in Waterloo, Wisconsin, just east of Madison, the son of George Timothy FRAZEE and Chloe SQUIRE. Matilda was born in Iowa in 1873, daughter of Edward Henry McGINTY and Margaret Ann EVANS. Frank and Matilda were married in 1895 in Osage, Iowa, and both of them are buried in the Osage City Cemetery, Matilda dying fairly young in 1927, Frank living until 1959. There is a large FRAZEE stone in the City Cemetery.
Edward Henry McGINTY, father of Matilda McGINTY FRAZEE, was born about 1843 in New York City, and his wife Margaret Ann EVANS was born in 1848 in Illinois. Edward and Margaret married in Nora Springs, Iowa, in 1870, and Matilda was the eldest child, born in 1873. Edward McGINTY died in 1889, and Margaret remarried to Edward BURNS. Edward died in a railroad accident in Minnesota, but he was interred in the Osage City Cemetery, along with Margaret Anna BURNS.
Edward McGINTY's parents are as yet unknown to me, but they may have been born in Scotland (they could have been Irish). I suspect they died in New York City.
George Timothy FRAZEE, father of Frank, was born either in Calais, Maine, or possibly across the border in New Brunswick, Canada, in 1843. He served on the side of the north in the Civil War, and somehow ended up in Waterloo, Wisconsin, where he married Chloe SQUIRE in 1867. Chloe Ette SQUIRE was born in 1846 in Apulia, New York, the daughter of Linus SQUIRE and Polly BARNUM, but her family moved to Waterloo shortly after 1850. Chloe SQUIRE died in Seattle, Washington, in 1923, while George FRAZEE died in Portland, Oregon, in 1927. I recently discovered, through the help of Noel Bourasaw of the Skagit River Journal of History & Folklore, that George FRAZEE and Chloe SQUIRE were buried in Union Cemetery in Sedro-Woolley, Washington. Another son, Charles Morris FRAZEE, had a hospital in Sedro-Woolley and had his parents buried there. Diane Partington was kind enough to get pictures for me.
Linus SQUIRE, father of Chloe Etta SQUIRE FRAZEE, was born in 1810 in New York, and his wife Polly BARNUM was born in Pompey, New York, in 1811. They were married in 1833 in New York, and moved out to Waterloo, Wisconsin, about 1851. The SQUIRE family, including Linus and his brother Austin and their wives and children, was quite prominent in Waterloo. Linus died in 1868, and Polly died in 1881, and both are buried in a small cemetery south of Waterloo. The family had an impressive monument and an enclosed grave area, but unfortunately the graves are now very overgrown.
Linus SQUIRE was the son of Jonathan SQUIRE and his second wife Joanna HOLMES. Jonathan was born in Massachusetts in 1779 and Joanna was born about 1784. They moved west to Fabius, New York, near Syracuse, and both died there, Joanna in 1835, and Jonathan in 1857. They were buried in the old Apulia Cemetery, now somewhat neglected. The grave of Joanna HOLMES was falling over and difficult to read.
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