Contributed by: William
In 1772 Austria, Prussia (Germany) and Russia partitioned Poland, each taking a share. In 1793 Prussia and Russia carried out a second division and in 1795 Poland ceased to exist as a separate state. In 1815 Austria, Prussia and Russia re-divided their shares of what had been Poland. In 1863 the Russian language was imposed on the peoples of this area and in 1871 they were mandated to speak German. Germany and Russia were allies, shared borders and even people. Catherine the Great (1729-1796) encouraged Germans to settle in Russia. Most Germans who took advantage of this move maintained their German customs and language. In 1890 the Polish Party reestablished itself and at this time many Germans living in that part of Russia began to leave that area of Europe. By 1914 World War One pitted the Germans against the Russians in this on-going border dispute. From 1890 to 1913 many of these Russian-Germans came to America.
Richard Sallet, in his book Russian-German Settlements in the United States, describes one group of Germans as "Volhynia settlers". The area they settled was in the former state of Poland. Volhynia is in the northwest part of the Ukraine and was under Russian control from 1795. He states, "The migration to this area began in 1831 and peaked about 1862." He says the Germans were brought in as tenant farmers and buyers of land by the private efforts of Polish and Russian landlords. Sallet also says "Volhynian Germans are present in America in large numbers. The first ones arrived in 1873 ... a great number of them live in Michigan and Wisconsin. Michigan has two main groups: the settlements of Bay City-Saginaw and those in Berrien County. In fact Berrien County is the stronghold of Volhynian Germans in America. The first of them came to this area around 1890." Richard Sallet also states, in his book, "The family life of the Russian-Germans in America still had strong patriarchal overtones. ... The father hired out all of his sons for wages. In this way the family saved up enough money to rent a farm or to be able to acquire its own land in a new area. The sons of Russian-Germans always, even in America worked for their father until their marriage." He relates that after World War One there was an anti-German sentiment in America and that this led to the next generation becoming estranged from their parents. He states, "Usually the parents speak to their children in German and they respond in English. ... The old people will take their German world with them to the grave. The young will live in an American world." Sallet states that there were 6007 Volhynian Germans in Michigan in 1920. Of those, 2098 lived in Berrien County, Michigan. Of these families, I believe, were the Ottilie Schlacht, Julius Peter and the John Hauch families.
On April 14, 1905 the passenger ship "S.S. Patricia" sailed from Hamburg, Germany. The ship arrived in New York on April 28, 1905. On this ship were:
Johann Hauch 25 years of age
Ottilie Hauch 19 years of age
Wilhelm Hauch 2 months of age
Carl Hauch 60 years of age (Johann's father)
and his wife
Marie Hauch 58 years of age
They had left Solomka, Volhynia, Russia and were headed for Benton Harbor, Michigan. Solomka is 186 miles west of Kiev and just north of Rovno in present day Ukraine. It is listed as a minor village, too small to appear on world maps. Volhynia was a part of Russia that became part of the Ukraine. This area of Russia was once part of Poland and had been occupied by Russia since 1793. Germans had been invited to settle in Russia as early as 1780 by Catherine the Great. Catherine was German herself. She was born in Prussia.
Jerry Frank’s website, http://www.haimila.ca/werner/wervolhynia.htm contains some interesting information about Volhynia. He is quoted, “Volhynia is now a province of modern day Ukraine, with Poland located to the west. In 1793, when Russia claimed this area, there were no Germans in the rural areas of Volhynia. By 1860, there were approximately 4000-5000 Germans in Volhynia. By 1914, around 200,000 Germans were living in Volhynia.” He indicates many of these Germans came from area of Poland known as the “Vistual territory”. Part of the reason they left that area was “loss of privileges and more rigid controls” as well as “massive unemployment”. By 1863 many of the Germans in this area were “living on confiscated land. Polish landlords who still held vast tracts of land in Volhynia invited the Germans of Russian Poland to come and farm their land.” Frank indicates by 1863 “the roads … were strewn with German covered wagons, pulling east.” In a message posted on the website for the SGGEE, Frank also indicates that in 1862 there were “350 German Lutherans living in Friedrichsdorf”, also known as Solomka, and that number was “second only in all Volhynia to Roschischtsche with 450.
In an article by Richard Benert titled “The Lutheran Parishes of Volhnia”, which, can be found at http://www.sggee.org/VolhyniaDioceseHistory.html you can find information about the Parish of Tutschin (Tuczyn) established in the year 1888. One of the Evangelical Congregations in the Parish was Salomka/Solomka, also known as Friedrichsdorf. Bernert says, “due to population growth in and around Rowno, (Rovno) partly due to the completion of the railroad through Volhynia, congregations of Rowno and nearby areas were separated from the Parish of Zitomir in 1888 and formed a new ‘Permanent Adjunct’ or parish in the small town of Tutschin. Benert is quoted “… these were ‘Permanent Adjuncts’ of Zhitomir and Roschischtsche, not parishes, since the Tsarist government’s mistrust of Volhynian Germans in these years militated against the formation of true parishes.” Benert goes on to say “growth occurred in spite of the fact that Tutschin Parish suffered particularly from emigration after 1906, when the Peasant Land Bank took possession of many properties that German colonists had been leasing. To make these lands available for purchase by Russian peasants, the colonists were forced to leave when their lease ran out. Siberia, the Baltic Provinces, Germany and America were their destinations. No fewer than seven German colonies in this parish were decimated in this way.” The Karl Hauch family left the area of Solomka in 1905 for America. Karl is also seen as Carl. Solomka was just north of Rovno in this parish of Tutschin.
On the ship’s manifest, Johann (John) Hauch is listed as a laborer and so is Carl Hauch. The family story is that Carl Hauch did not like it here and stayed long enough to "buy a warm winter coat" and then returned to Germany. It is believed his wife, Marie, must have returned also. He must have also earned enough for passage on the return train to New York and the ship back. At this time Germans were fleeing Russia to avoid persecution and it is not likely that he went back to Volhynia. Catherine the Great had promised the German immigrants to Russia that they could retain their German language and ways. Later Czars began to require them to speak the Russian language and began making service in the military mandatory. The family story is that Johann's wife Ottilie had worked as a domestic for some Russian soldiers and would chase their dog around with a broom. The Russian soldiers could not figure out why the dog always wanted to go outside. Russia had a war going with Japan in 1904 and was not doing well so they began carting off the German men to fight. The story is that Ottilie had to cover Wilhelm's (William's) mouth as they escaped to prevent the Russians from hearing the baby cry. If caught by the Russians and even some Germans they would have been forced to return.
The records for the Hauch family as they came to America are contained in ship manifests. These manifests can be accessed on the internet at http://www.ellisislandrecords.org/
Theses manifests contain about 23 columns of information. This is the transcription of the manifests for the Hauch families who came to Ellis Island New York aboard the ship “Patricia” on April 28, 1905. They had left Germany from the port of Hamburg.
64-13 Johann Hauch 25 M Laborer No
64-14 Ottilie 19 wife F Wife No
64-15 Wilhelm 2mon. child M Child
62-28 Carl Hauch 60 M Laborer No
62-29 Marie 58 wife F Wife No
Nationality/Country Race Destination Ticket to Passage paid
Russian German Benton Harbor, Mich. Yes Self
Russian German Benton Harbor, Mich. Yes Husband
Russian German Benton Harbor, Mich. Yes Father
Russian German Benton Harbor, Mich. Yes Self
Russian German Benton Harbor, Mich. Yes Husband
Money $ 50 been to U.S. Joining Whom been in An
or less before prison Anarchist
-------- No brother Wilhelm Hauch No No
25 No Benton Harbor, Michigan No No
-------- No No No
50 No son Wilhelm Hauch No No
25 No Benton Harbor, Michigan No No
Column 20 Polygamist Health Deformed
No No with father 62-28
No No Dr. certificate Deaf and Dumb
No No with son 64-13 Dr.’s memo Senility
No No Dr.’s memo Senility
*These Dr.’s memos on Carl and Marie Hauch may have been inaccurate as they may have merely been uncooperative.
After viewing this record I searched for Wilhelm Hauch the brother of John Hauch and son of Carl Hauch. He first appears in the 1910 census of Berrien County in Benton Township, Berrien County, Michigan:
Hauch, William, 30 years of age, born in Russia of German ancestry, mason, bricklayer
Hauch, Mary, wife, 30 years of age, born in Russia of German ancestry
Hauch, Rose, daughter, 11 years of age, born in Russia of German ancestry
Hauch, Alvina, daughter, 9 years of age, born in Russia of German ancestry
Hauch, Mender, son, 7 years of age, born in Russia of German ancestry
Hauch, Suzie, daughter, 6 years of age, born in Russia of German ancestry
Hauch, Frederick, son, 3 years of age, born in Michigan of German ancestry
Hauch, Robert, son, 1yr 9/12 years of age, born in Michigan of German ancestry
I have not seen this before but William Hauch is also listed under Bainbridge Township, Berrien County in the 1910 census:
Hauch, William, 37 years of age, born in Russia of German ancestry, farm laborer
Hauch, Mary, wife, 33 years of age, born in Russia of German ancestry
Hauch, Rose, 13 years of age, born in Russia of German ancestry
Hauch, Alvina, 11years of age, born in Russia of Germany ancestry
Hauch, Amanda, 9 years of age, born in Russia of German ancestry
Hauch, Susan, 6 years of age, born in Russia of German ancestry
Note: There are differences in ages and the other two children are not listed? It is possible that they were counted while on a farm performing their labors and also at their home? Perhaps when counted at home they were out working and someone else gave their ages, etc.
It is known that John and Tillie Hauch stayed on Morton Hill in Benton Harbor before moving to New Troy. Perhaps Tillie was watching the children at the William Hauch home when the census takers came. I have not been able to find John and Tillie Hauch in any of the 1910 census records. If she was watching the children perhaps when asked who lived there, Tillie told them but did not include herself or her husband or son? It is interesting that in the 1910 census William and his daughter Rose are recorded as speaking English while his wife, Mary, is recorded as speaking German. All three reportedly could read and write. This family is recorded in the 1920 census also. By this time they are found in Hagar Township and are renting a farm. William is recorded as being a farm worker.
Will Hauch has a Declaration of Intention to become a citizen on file in Berrien County. It is intention No. 958 and was filed on 04 may 1918. This document states that he was 43 years of age and was born in Volhynia, Russia on 25 Dec 1876. It states he sailed from Bremen, Germany on the ship “Brandenberg” and landed in Baltimore, Maryland on 02 Jul 1904. It also states his wife’s name was Mary, that she was 41 years of age and was also born in Volhynia, Russia.
William Hauch died on 15 May 1937. His death record says his name was William Julius Carl Hauch and that he was born in “Salomca, Russia” on 25 Dec 1876, that his wife’s name was Mary and his father’s name was Carl Hauch of Russia. His mother’s name is not recorded in this document. He was listed as a farmer. William Hauch was buried in the Crystal Springs Cemetery north of Benton Harbor, Michigan. He died in Watervliet Township at his son, Robert’s, home. His obituary lists as survivors: wife, Mary, three sons, Fred and Robert of Watervliet Township and William of Benton Harbor; five daughters, Mrs. Alvina Smith, Mrs. Amandy DeWitt, Mrs. Susie Laurick, Mrs. Elsie Virgo, all of Benton Harbor, and Mrs. Ruth Edwards of Sodus; 25 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
In an e-mail from Richard Stephen it was disclosed that two daughters of Karl and Marie (Tiefenbach) Hauch were also in Berrien County, Michigan. Richard is a great grandson of Wilhelmine (Hauch) Gittersonke. Wilhelmine Christine Hauch who had married John Gittersonke in Volhynia and Rosine Anna Hauch who had married Julius Fuhrman in Volhynia came to Berrien County about 1900 with their husbands. Both of these families lived, raised their children and died around Benton Harbor, Michigan.
A check of the St. Petersburg Archives for Volyhnia was made for the name Hauch These archives can be found at: http://pixel.cs.vt.edu/library/stpete/volhynia
They are the marriage, birth and death records for the years 1830-1885. The following were found:
Eva Katharina Hauck was born in Cassel in Odessa. She was the daughter of Jakob and Elizabeth Barbara (Kraft) Hauck. Their children, born in Cassel, were:
Eva Katharina Hauck b. 15 Feb 1833
Barbara Hauck b. 01 Sep 1835
Catharina Hauck b. 23 Mar 1838
Ludwig Hauck b. 10 Mar 1840
George Heinrich Hauck b. 29 Jan 1843
Friederich Hauck b. 31 Oct 1844
Vallentin Hauck b. 16 Mar 1846
Rosina Hauck b. 22 Jul 1848
Simon Hauck b. 28 Oct 1850
Adam Hauck b. 04 May 1857.
Johannes Hauck married 31 Jan 1839 Rosina Brandt in Glueckstal in Odessa.
Eva Hauck was born in Cassel. She was the daughter of Theobald and Salomea (Wiederrich) Hauck. Their children, born in Cassel, were:
Eva Hauck b. 09 Aug 1835
Christina Hauck b. 10 May 1837
Barbara Hauck b. 01 Jan 1839
Peter Hauck b. 04 Nov 1842.
Note Zhitomir was the Parish not necessarily the town although there was a town by that name also. It appears Friederichsdorf, which was also known by Solomka, was in the Parish of Zhitomir and then in the Parish of Rowno before becoming part of the parish of Tutschin.
Christian Hauch was married in Zhitomir in Volhynia on 19 Sep 1845. The name of his spouse was not found but is believed to have been the Henriette Gess listed below.
Henriette Hauch was born in Zhitomir 27 Jul 1846. She was the daughter of Christian Hauch and Henriette Gess.
Ludwig Hauch died at the age of four days on 21 May 1853 in Friederichsdorf (Solomka). He was the son of Christian Hauch.
Friedrika Hauck died at the age of fourty-four years on 06 Feb 1852 in Friederichsdorf (Solomka). She was the wife of Christian Hauch. Friedika’s maiden name was Lechner.
Christian Hauch died on 01 Oct 1867 in Zhitomir at the age of 65 years.
Jacob Hauch married 08 Sep 1853 Rosina Sanftleben in Zhitomir. Their children were:
Wilhelmine Hauch died at the age of one month on 26 Apr 1857 in Friederichsdorf (Solomka).
Rosina Johanna Hauch was born on 23 Jul 1859 in Friederichsdorf.
Caroline Hauch was born 19 Aug 1861 in Friederichsdorf.
Adolph Hauch was born 06 Oct 1864 in Friederichsdorf.
Frederich Wilhelm Hauch was born 20 Jun 1866 in Anieluwka.
Ludwig Karl Hauch was born 18 May 1871 in Friederichsdorf.
Johann George Hauch married ? Oct 1852 Caroline Hammer in Zhitomir. Their children were:
Johanna Louise Hauch was born 08 Feb 1859 in Zhitomir.
Friederich Jacob Hauch was born 05 Nov 1869 in Friederichsdorf.
Johann Christian Hauch was born 22 May 1871 in Friederichsdorf.
Christine Caroline Hauch was born 30 Sep 1877 in Merzchidorf.
Karl Hauch married 02 Oct 1859 Maria Tiefenbacher in Zhitomir.
Wilhelmine Hanch was born 17 Dec 1864 in Shitomir to Karl and Margaretha (Diefenbacher) Hanch should be Hauch not Hanch
Friederich Hauch was born 26 Mar 1869 in Friederichsdorf to Carl and Maria (Diefenbacker) Hauch.
*Johann Martin Hauch was born 19 Apr 1880 in Solomka. He was the son of Carl and Maria (Diefenbacker) Hauch.
Rosina Anna Hauch was born 07 Nov 1871 in Friederichsdorf to Karl and Maria (Tiefenbacker) Hauch.
* This is the John Hauch that came to America in 1905 with his wife and parents and settled in Berrien County, Michigan. These are probably the same Maria?
Rosine Hauch was born 08 Aug 1860 in Friederichsdorf to Christian and Eva (Zielke) Hauch.
Adolph Hauch was born on 18 Mar 1868 in Friederichsdorf to Christian and Eva (Zielke) Hauch.
Louise Maria Hauch was born 18 May 1870 in Anieluwka to Christian and Eva (Zielke) Hauch.
Johann Hauch married 19 Sep 1882 in Zhitomir Parish, Karoline Lemmke.
Karl Hauch married 12 Sep 1883 in Zhitomir, Ernestine Furhman.
Wilhelm Hauk married 24 Nov 1881 in Rozyszcze, Eleonore Gruening.
Adolph Johann Hauch was born 24 Jun 1881 in Solomka (Friederichsdorf). He was the son of Christian and Hannah (Gloske) Hauch.
Christian Hauch married 20 Sep 1874, Johanna Glaske in Zhitomir.
Pauline Louise Hauch was born 03 Dec 1879 in Solomka. She was the daughter of Christian and Johanna (Glaeske) Hauch.
Christian Hauch married 18 Apr 1874 Wilhelmine Schmeichel in Rozyszcze. It was noted, "wife was Gertz". This is the Christian Hauch who immigrated to Berrien County, Michigan in 1896.
Friederich Herrmann Hauch was born 01 Sep 1884 in Solomka. He was the son of Karl and Ernestine (Furhman) Hauch.
Friederich Ludwig Hauch was born 29 Jan 1881 in Solomka. He was the son of Christian and Wilhelmine (Gertz) Schmeichel Hauch.
Heinrich Johann Hauch was born 31 Dec 1882 in Solomka. He was the son of Christian and Wilhelmine (Gertz) Schmeichel Hauch.
Johann Hauch was born 22 Sep 1883 in Karlswadle. He was the son of Friederich and Catharine (Handwerker) Hauch.
Paul Hauck was born27 May 1884 in Helenowka. He was the son of Johann and Julianne (Lausch) Hauck.
Adolph Hauk was born 27 Mar 1881 in Romanow. He was the son of Gottfried and Karoline Hauch.
Johann Hauck was born 27 Apr 1880 in Bryszcze. He was the son of Johann and Christine (Boese) Hauck.
Susanna Hauk was born 12 Sep 1881 in Brischtsche II. She was the daughter of Johann and Christine (Boese) Hauk.
Gottlieb Hauk was born 11 Oct 1882 in Bryszcze. He was the son of Johann and Christine (Boese) Hauk.
Wilhelm Hauk was born 11 Oct 1882 in Bryszcze. He was the son of Johann and Christine (Boese) Hauk.
Gottlieb Hauk died at the age of one month on 21 Nov 1882 in Bryszcze. He was the son of Johann and Anna (Boese) Hauk.
Gottfried Hauk died at the age of two years on 09 Feb 1882 in Bryszcze. He was the son of Johann and Christine (Boese) Hauk.
Johann Hauk died at the age of one year on 03 Feb 1882 in Bryszcze. He was the son of Johann and Anna (Boese) Hauk.
Wilhelm Hauk died at the age of three days on 13 Nov 1882 in Bryszcze. He was the son of Johann and Christine (Boese) Hauk.
Alwine Hauk was born 17 Mar 1885 in Brischtsche I. He was the son of Johann and Christine (Boese) Hauk.
Note Christine and Anna (Boese) Hauk may have been the same person or sisters?
Johann Hauk was born 11 Jan 1885 in Brischtsche II. He was the son of Jacob and Emile (Hoffman) Hauk.
Karoline Hauk was born 03 Jun 1885 in Alexandria. She was the daughter of Johann and … (Dombrowski) Hauk.
Lorenz Hauk was born 19 Dec 1883 in Breacstsche. He was the son of Andreas and Anna (Winchmann) Hauk.
Wilhelm Hauk was born 10 Sep 1882 in Bryszcze II. He was the son of Wilhelm and Anna (Gruening) Hauk.
Heinrich Hauke was born 09 Jan 1880 in Solomka. He was the son of Karl and Rosalie (Erdmann) Hauke.
The Christain Hauch that came to Zitomir Parish, Volhynia about 1831 was probably from Poland. There was a Christain Haug from the parish of Pfalzgrafenweiler or Freudenstadt, Wuerttemberg, Germany who immigrated to Poland from Durrweiler about 1802. His wife was Anna (Stauffer) Haug. This Christian Haug was from Dietersweiler and his wife Anna Satufer was from Hallwangen. Freudenstadt was the name of a parish in Wuerttemberg. Their son was Christian Haug who was born 14 Dec 1801 in Durrweiler. Many Germans moved into occupied parts of what had been Poland after 1795 as Napoleon was taking over parts of their native lands. A Christian Hauk is listed as having migrated from Jozefostaw, Mazowien, Poland to Rovno, Volhynia with his family in 1839. This is believed to be the Christian Hauch or his son who lived in Zhitomir Parish, Volhynia during the mid-late 1800s. The first Christian Hauch of Volhynia died when he was 65 years of age in Zhitomir Parish, Volhynia on 01 Oct 1865 at the age of 65 years. His birth year would have been 1801 or 1802 the same as was the Christian Haug born in Durrweiler, Wuerttemberg, Germany.
There appear to be four groups of Hauch “cousins” who came to Berrien County, Michigan. They were Christian Hauch’s family, Karl Hauch’s family and the Zefan (Stephan?) Hauch family. The third of these groups came in 1920 aboard the ship “Rotterdam” sailing from Rotterdam on 12 July 1920. On this ship were: Reinhold Hauch, 32 years of age, his wife, Maria Hauch, 31 years of age, his mother, Anna Hauch, 57 years of age and his children Zephan, 11yrs., Ernst, 7 yrs., Herman, 5 yrs and a notation that Erick Hauch, 1yr died at sea. They are all recorded as Russian/Germans and were from Dolgenbordt, Germany. There is a death notice that states Herman Hauch was born in Ketschendorf, Germany on 23 Dec 1914. All three families state they came here “with cousins”.
After reviewing these parish records for Volhynia it becomes obvious that the Christian Hauch who first came to America in 1896 and settled in Berrien County Michigan was the same as the Christian Hauch who lived in Volhynia in the late 1800s. It is believed that Christian Hauch first came to Volhynia, Russia from Poland when he was six years old in the migration of 1831 with his parents (Christian and Fredericka). His parents settled in Frederichsdorf (Solomka) about 1839. Christian Hauch (1825) lived on a Farm near Rovno, Volhynia. The names Christian, Jacob, Johann and Carl repeat through these families.
The Hauch families in Frederichsdorf, also know as Solomka, Volhynia seem to be the descendants of Christian (1802-1867) and Fredericka (Lechner) Hauch. It appears that Christian and Fredericka had at least four children and probably more. Some of their children were:
Christian Hauch married Henriette Gess 1845
Johann George Hauch married 1852 Caroline Hammer
Jacob Hauch married 1853 Rosina Sanftleben
Karl Hauch married1859 Maria Tiefenbacker
Christian Hauch (1825) married first, Henriette Gess on 19 Sep 1845 in Zhitomir Parish, Volhynia Russia. Their children appear to have been:
Henriette Hauch b. 27 Jul 1846 in Zhitomir Parish
Ludwig Hauch b. 17 May 1853 in Zhitomir Parish
A Christian Hauch who may be one in the same as the one above, married 18 Apr 1874 in Rozyszcze, Wilhelmine (Gertz) Schmeichel. Their children were:
1. Adeline Hauch b. 1874 d. 1974 married 1st to Carl Lachman and they had seven children, Huldina Lachman, Ben Lachman b. 1904, Henry Lachman b, 1898, Otto Lachman b. 1895, Fred Lachman b. 1899, Natlile Lachman who married Harry Madson, and Marion Lachman who married George Heinhart. Carl Lachman died in 1906 and Adeline married 2nd to Albert Krumrie and the had four children, Grace Krumrie who married Forrest Layman, Helen Krumrie who married Ray Dedeck, Emil Krumrie and Delia Krumrie who was born on 01 Aug 1918 and died on 22 Oct 1918.
2. Matilda Hauch b. 16 Dec 1872 d. 24 Mar 1972 who married Gottlieb Krone and they had six children, William Krone, Henry Krone, Charles Krone, Reinhold Krone, Helen Krone and Rosalie Krone.
3. Minnie Hauch who remained in Russia. She married first to John Sedon and had two sons. John was killed in World War I while fighting with the Russian forces. She married 2nd to a man who’s last name was Brown. Minnie died of starvation during the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia.
4. Carl Hauch b. 1878 D. 1960 who married Amelia Hafer and they had four children, Herbert Hauch, Viola Hauch, Victor Hauch and Ella Hauch b, 1913 d, 1921.
5. Fred Hauch b. 29 Jan 1881 in Solomka, Volhynia d. 1966 who married Ida Hafer and they had seven children, Alfred Hauch, Leonard Hauch b. 1910 d. 1954, Leo Hauch, Stanley Hauch, Oscar Hauch, Mable Hauch and Lucille Hauch.
6. Henry Hauch b. 31 Dec 1882 in Solomka, Volhynia d. 1961 who married Rose Krieger and they had seven children, Clarence Hauch b. 1906 d. 1968, Hervey Hauch, b. 1910 d. 1963, Roland Hauch , Ruth Hauch who married Fred Molter, Clifford Hauch, Florence Hauch who married Luther Blickenstaff and Dean Hauch b. 1925 d. 1972.
6. Rhiehold Hauch b. 1885 d. 1959. He married but divorced and left no heirs.
7. Alvina Hauch b. 06 Aug 1886 d. 17 Jan 1980 who married Karl Kraklau and had four daughters, Ada Kraklau who married Albert Joseph, Irma Kraklau who married a man who’s last name was Hettig, Adeline Kraklau who married Richard Anderson and Adena Kraklau who married Joseph Wadsworth. After Karl died Alvina married 2nd to Louis Martin and they had five children, Ruth Martin, Eleanor Martin who married Norman Berg, Ellen Martin b. 1921 d. 1923, Annabelle Martin who married Richard Jung, and Donald Martin.
8. Amalie Hauch b. 04 Jan1889 d. 05 Dec 1986 who married Ralph Schultz and they had four children, Madeline Schultz b. 1907 d. 1964 who married Walter Schaub, Norma Schultz b. 1912 d. 1976 who married Ernest Langer, Eleanor Schultz who married Albert Marquardt, and Raymond Schultz.
and Wilhelmine had two children by her first husband August Schmeichel who were:
Ferdinand Schmeichel b. 1868 who married Tillie Roch and they had two children, Martha Schmeichel who married Herman Fisher and Adolph Schmeichel b. 1896 d. 1930.
Christine Schmeichel b. 1869 d. 1971 who married Herman Burtzlaff and they had seven children, Martha Burtzlaff who married Rawleigh Thornton, Hulda Burtzlaff who married a man who’s last name was Weich, John Burtzlaff, Fred Burtzlaff, Henry Burtzlaff and Alvina Burtzlaff who married Floyd Ray.
Note: Some of the information on the above branch of the Hauch families came from work by Victor Hauch titled, The Hauch Story, which was published in 1977. A copy of this work was purchased from the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, The Hauch Story, 1825-1977. CS 71 .H382 1977.
Most of this blended family moved to Berrien County, Michigan. This Christian Hauch was the brother of Karl Hauch.
Karl Hauch married Marie Tiefenbacker on 02 Oct 1859 in the Zitomir Parish of Volhynia, Russia. The marriage was most likely in Friederichsdorf/Solomka. The Tiefenbacker name is seen in the transcribed Volhynia records as Diefenbacker, Tiefenbacker and Tiefenbach. Marie is possibly the daughter of Michael and Wilhelmine (Hoeppner) Tiefenbach of Solomka. According to a native German Tiefenbach is high German and Diefenbach is low German and are the same name, which means deep stream or perhaps a stream that runs through a deep valley. They say Tiefenbacker means of Tiefenbach. Perhaps this name originates from someone who lived near such a place? There are no less than ten places named Tiefenbach in Germany according to http://www.mapquest.com/ . Karl and Marie (Tiefenbacker) Hauch had at least five children and probably more:
1. Wilhelmine Christine Hauch b. 17 Dec 1863 in Solomka, Rowno Parish, Volhynia, Russia, she married John Gittersonke on 03 Oct 1885 in Zhiomir Parish, Volhynia, Russia and she d. 20 Feb 1938 in Benton Harbor, Michigan.
2. Friederich Hauch b. 26 Mar 1869 in Solomka, Rowno Parish, Volhynia, Russia.
3. Rosina Anna Hauch b. 07 Nov 1871 in Solomka, Rowno Parish, Volhnia, Russia, she married Julius Fuhrman on 12 Feb 1894 and she died on 14 Nov 1952 in Benton Harbor, Michigan.
4. Wilhelm August Hauch b. 25 Dec 1876 in Solomka, Rowno Parish, Volhynia, Russia and he d. 15 May 1937 in Watervliet Township, Berrien County, Michigan.
5. Johann Martin Hauch b. 19 Apr 1880 in Solomka, Rowno Parish, Volhynia, Russia and he died on 02 August 1917 in Weesaw Township of Berrien County, Michigan.
Karl and Marie Hauch also came to America in 1905. He and his wife returned to the "Old Country" after staying in Benton Harbor, Michigan only a short time. Karl and Maria Hauch were the parents of John Hauch who lived in New Troy, Michigan. Karl Hauch was a brother to Christain Hauch of Benton Harbor area. Karl’s son, William Hauch, had immigrated to America in 1904 and came to Berrien County, Michigan and Karl along with John and their wives joined him here in 1905. Karl and Marie’s daughters Wilhelmine Christine (Hauch) Gittersonke and Rosine Anna (Hauch) Fuhrman immigrated about 1900 and lived in the Benton Harbor area of Berrien County also. There is an indication the Rosine’s family was in Canada prior to coming into the States.
If Karl and Marie Hauch returned to Solomka in Volhynia, Russia he may be one in the same as the Karl Hauch living in Saratov, in the Volga Region of Russia in 1915. During World War One the Russian forced the German settlers from the western regions to move to inner Russia. According to a file created by Richard Benert and found on http://www.sggee.org some of these families became separated during this forced migration. Some of the m placed ads in the Saratov “Volkszeitung” newspaper hoping to find and rejoin their lost families. Karl Hauch from Solomka, Rowno, Volhynia on November 1, 1915 trying to find his family. If this was not the Karl who came to Berrien County, Michigan it may have been his son?
It was reported that the John Hauch family lived on Morton Hill in Benton Harbor prior to coming to the New Troy, Michigan area. There is a Morton Street that is on a hill in Benton Harbor. There were boarding houses in that area at that time. It is likely that they lived with relatives, either hers or his. The German immigrants came to Benton Harbor as laborers in the factories and as farmers. It is said that John (Johann) Hauch was a deaf mute and that he worked in a shipbuilding factory in Benton Harbor before coming to New Troy and starting fruit farming. He apparently overcame his handicap and had good mechanical ability. The family also tells the story that Johann’s father taught school and that he brought home a bell from school and with it determined that Johann was deaf. Many of the Volhynian Germans were experienced fruit growers. It is said that the area of Berrien County, Michigan reminded them of the land in Volhynia. The John Hauch family cannot be located in the 1910 census of Berrien County.
Christ Henspeter was born in Germany about 1860. He married Alovina Zordel in Germany. They had two sons, Charles H. born around 1880 probably in Germany and Frederick L. born in 1888. Frederick is recorded as having been born in Chicago, Illinois. So by 1888 they were in America. There was a Charles Henspeter naturalized as a citizen in Plymouth County, Iowa in 1885. This may have been the same Charles. This Henspeter family settled in Saint Joseph, Michigan in Berrien County. They are not listed in the 1892 County Directory but in 1893 there is a marriage record of Alovina Yordel Henspeter. On July 7, 1893 she married Adolph Dombrowsky in St. Joseph, Michigan. Apparently Christ had passed away? She was 32 years old at this time and Adolph was 52 years of age. It is recorded that they were both born in Germany and that her father's name was Chris Zordel.
The Dombrowskys lived with her sons Charles and Frederick at 914 Harrison Avenue in St. Joseph. The 1910 City Directory lists August (Adolph) Dombrowsky as a laborer for John Wallace & Sons Company. His wife's name is reported as Vina. It also lists Charles Henspeter, who would have been about 30 years old, as a bench hand for American Tool Works and Charles was living at this same address. Frederick Henspeter is mentioned also. He would have been around 22 years old at this time and is also living here and is working for the Union Coal and Ice Company.
The 1913 St. Joseph City Directory lists this family at the same address. There is also listed a Clara Dombrowsky, a Laura Dombrowsky and a Mary Dombrowsky. By this time Frederick and Charles Henspeter have moved and Frederick is listed as living at 811 Michigan Avenue but Charles is not listed.
The 1915 St. Joseph City Directory lists the Dombrowsky family as still living at 914 Harrison Avenue but now there is also a Clyde Dombrowsky listed. The 1918 directory also lists a Mable Dombrowsky. The 1920 directory lists the family at the same address but also lists a Clyde Dombrowsky and his wife Tillie Dombrowsky. Clyde is listed as being employed as a woodworker. In 1920 Mable Dombrowsky appears to be the only daughter still at home with Adolph and Alovina? In 1922 the Dombrowskys still are at 914 Harrison in St. Joseph. In 1922 Mable also lives at this address but Clyde and Tillie have moved to 907 Wayne Street in St. Joseph and he is a printer by trade. Clyde, Clara, Laura, Mary and Mable are the children of Adolph and Alvina Dombrowsky.
In December of 1914 Charles Henspeter, who was 34 years old, married Ruth Snodgrass in Niles, Michigan. Ruth was from Niles and was 24 years old. They apparently lived in Niles until around 1918. The 1918 Benton Harbor City Directory list them as living at 941 Pavone Street in Benton Harbor. Charles and Ruth are reportedly working at Patrick's, a dry goods store at 136 Pipestone Street in Benton Harbor. In 1920 Charles and Ruth have moved to 957 Lavette Avenue in Benton Harbor. Charles is listed as a contractor. In 1922 Charles and Ruth have moved to 818 Harrison in St. Joseph, one block from his mother's home (Alovina Dombrowsky) at 914 Harrison. Also listed in the 1922 St. Joseph directory is a Henspeter Electric Shop and Charles is the proprietor. They sold electrical appliances, wiring, washing machines, irons, vacuum cleaners, etc. The business is at 418 State Street in St. Joseph. There are not children noted. This family eventually moved to California.
By 1915 Frederick J. L. Henspeter had married as the 1915 St. Joseph City Directory lists him and his wife Clara as living at 811 Michigan Avenue where he had lived since 1913. He is listed as a foreman at Brown Ice and Coal Company. Clara wasClara Augusta Angolin before the marriage. She was born in Michigan in 1890. In the 1910 City Directory she is listed as being a domestic at 1621 Forres Avenue in St. Joseph. In 1918 Fred and Clara are still living at the same address and he still holds the same job. In 1920 Fred is listed in the Benton Harbor City Directory as working as a molder at the Benton Harbor Foundry Company. No address is given with this listing. Fred and Clara had children:
Henry C. Henspeter b. 18 Sep 1911 d. 20 Sep 1911
Gertrude Henspeter b. 08 Jul 1913
Margaret Henspeter b.13 May 1915
Lillian Henspeter b. 22 Oct 1918
William Henspeter b. 1921 d. 1921 in Galien, Michigan
All were born in St. Joseph, Michigan.
Henry C. Henspeter is buried in the St. Joseph City Cemetery (Lakeview) near his grandmother, Alvine (Zordel) Henspeter Dombrowsky. The stone is not dated but says son of F & C. Henspeter. William Henspeter is buried in the Galien Cemetery as “baby Henspeter”. Gertrude (Henspeter) Herman told me his name was William. This family later moved, about 1921, to a farm on Elm Valley Road in Weesaw Township of Berrien County just northeast of Galien, Michigan.
Clara Angolin's parents were Charles Angolin and Marie (Mary) Tohman. Both are recorded as having been born in Germany around 1860. They had four children, Marthia Angolin who married Max Yeske, Charles Angolin Junior, Herbert Angolin and Clara Angolin.
None of these German families are listed in the 1892 Berrien County Directory. The 1912 St. Joseph City Directory lists Charles Angolin as a laborer and as boarding at 814 Hoyt Street. This was probably Charles Junior and this could have been the family address. By 1917-21 this family had moved to Weesaw Township north of Galien. Their son-in-law, Frederick Henspeter with his wife Clara (their daughter) and Herbert Henspeter moved to this same area. Some of the Angolin and Henspeter family are buried in the Galien Cemetery.
Lillian Henspeter married John Hauch (II) of New Troy (Weesaw Township), Berrien County on December 21, 1934 in South Bend, Indiana. John is the son of, John Hauch and Otillie Schlacht who were both born in Solomka, Volhynia, Russia. John Hauch (I) was born on 19 Apr 1880 and Tillie was born in 1886. John and Lillian Hauch had eight children:
Lucille Ann Hauch born in 1936
Loretta Lee Hauch born in 1938
John Hauch (III) born in 1940 also called Buck died Apr 1980
During World War Two John Hauch (II) served with the Marines and upon his return after the war the following were born:
James Dean Hauch born in 1946
Jane Rae Hauch born on 04 Nov1949
Joyce Elaine Hauch born in 1951
Julia Joy Hauch born in 1952 died 09 May 2007
Jerry Joe Hauch born in 1954 died 27 Nov 2001
John Hauch (I) parents were Karl Hauch and Mary Diefenbacker or Tiefenbacker or Tiefenbach, both born in Solomks, Volhynia, Russia around 1840. John Hauch (I) along with Tillie and their son William came to America in 1905. Some members of the family say that William was born on the ship coming over. It is recorded that he was born in Russia. I have heard from family members that Tillie had to hide the infant William under her clothing as they made their escape from Russia. It is reported that she said that they had to cover the baby’s mouth so they would not be discovered.
John Hauch (I) died at 37 years of age on August 2, 1917. Tillie and John had five children at that time:
*William Hauch (Howe) born 02 Feb 1905 in Russia
August Hauch born 18 Aug 1907 in Benton Harbor, Michigan
Lydia Hauch born 10 Dec 1910 in New Troy, Michigan
Otto Hauch born 14 Aug 1913 in New Troy, Michigan
John Hauch born May 13, 1916 in New Troy, Michigan
*William Hauch changed his name to Howe as he thought this was how the name sounded when pronounced.
Otillie (Schlacht) Hauch had remarried by 1920. She married Julius Peter. They lived on a farm at the northeast corner of the intersection of Pardee and Wagner Roads in New Troy, Weesaw Township of Berrien County, Michigan. Julius was born in Roschische Parish, Volhynia, Rusiia. Julius was widowed and had six children:
Anna (Ida) Peter born 24 Jun 1910 in Russia
Olga (Vie) Peter born 03 May 1912 in Russia
*Martha Peter born 26 Jan 1914 in Dowagiac, Michigan
Elsie Peter born 18 Jul 1915 in Baroda, Michigan
Adolph Peter born 25 Sep 1916 in Baroda, Michigan
Edna Peter born 22 Aug 1918 in Baroda, Michigan
*Martha reportedly died of tuberculosis as a young woman.
In the 1920 Census of Berrien County Ida is recorded as Anna and Vie is recorded as Olga, which is her given name. After this marriage took place Tillie and Julius had six children of their own for a total of seventeen in this extended family:
Gustie Peter born 15 Apr 1920 in New Troy, Michigan, died 1999
Gustave Peter born 15 Apr 1920 in New Troy, Michigan
Albert Peter born 23 Aug 1923 in New Troy, Michigan
Evelyn Peter born 22 May 1925in New Troy, Michigan
Geraldine Peter born about 1927 in New Troy, Michigan
There was also a stillborn baby.
Notes: Geraldine died at the age of seven from diphtheria.) and Gustave was known as "Feach" and “Gust”. Gustie and Gust were twins.
Julius Peter reported that his parents were born in Poland but spoke German and that he was born in Russia and spoke Russian. This I feel proves these were Russian-German families living in Volhynia, which had been part of Poland. The Julius Peter family immigrated in 1912. In 1920, Julius, Tillie, and William and the two older Peter children are listed as aliens (not yet citizens). It is reported that Julius's first wife's name was Ann Getz. Julius Peters, Tillie Peters, John Hauch (I), Geraldine Peters and the stillborn infant are buried together in the New Troy Cemetery.
The 1920 census-taker spelled the Hauch name as Hough. I have also seen it spelled Houk and Hauck. The census-takers were dealing with a language barrier and they often spelled names as they sounded. A person fluent in German said that hauch is German for breath and that it is pronounced howg. There is a guttural sound at the end that could be ch or gh. William Hauch later changed his last name to Howe as he felt this was a truer spelling of the name than Hauch. Schlacht is the German word for battle. In German cuisine there I a dish called a Schlacht Plate. It consists of lots of meat products, sausages and such. Apparently it would prepare you for battle.
John (Johann) Hauch died in 1917 and is buried in the New Troy Cemetery. Ottilie also known as Tillie Hauch, whose maiden name was Schlacht or Schlack, remarried Julius Peter and they lived on the corner of Wagner and Pardee roads in New Troy, Michigan. Tillie died on 13 May 1968 at the age of 82. This group of Germans from Russia tended to marry other Germans from Russia or Germany. There were three groups of these Germans in Berrien County, one group from the Volga region and the other from Volhynia as well as some from Germany. Julius and Tillie Peter are buried adjacent to John Hauch (I). Ottilie's brother Edward Schlack lived and farmed in Sawyer, Michigan.
Liber “D” of the Berrien County Death Records lists the death of John Hauch (I) on page 245. John Hauch died in Weesaw Township of Berrien County, Michigan on 12 Aug 1917. It states that he was 37 years old and that he died of tuberculosis. It also states that he was born in Russia. He would have been born in the year 1880. Most of these records give age in years, months and days but in this case it is not. The names of his parents are not recorded in this record.
It was customary for German Catholics to name their children after saints. The first name might have been John and the middle name Carl. The person would have been known as Carl. Several children in the same family may have the same first name John but their middle name would have been the name they went by. Since many in this Hauch family appears to have only one given name it is probable that they were Protestants and not Catholics. Ottilie or Tillie Peter attended a Lutheran Church. Several of the Lutheran churches in Berrien County had services in German. German was her native tongue although she also spoke Russian. Solomka, Rowno Parish, Volhynia, Russia had a large German Lutheran population.
The 1920 Census of Berrien County lists the Julius Peter family. Ottilie also known as Tillie (Schlacht) Hauch Peter was reportedly born in Russia and spoke Russian. The census reports that her mother and father were born in Poland and spoke German. This is further evidence of the Germans who were living in Volhynia, Russia.
I believe this family line goes as follows:
Christian Haug from Dietersweiler married Anna Stauffer from Hallwangen about 1800 probably in Wuerttemberg, Germany. They migrated to Poland about 1802. Their son was Christian Haug/Hauch
Christian Hauch born in 1801 in Durrweiler, Wuerttemberg married Fredericka Lechner about 1820 probably in Poland. They migrated from Poland to Volhynia, Russia about 1831. Their son was Karl Hauch.
Karl Hauch married Marie Diefenbacker or Tiefenbacker in Volhynia, Russia in 1865. Their son was Johann Martin Hauch.
John Martin Hauch married Otillie Schlacht in Volhynia, Russia about 1904. They immigrated from Solomka, Volhynia, Russia to the U. S. aboard the ship “Patricia” in 1905. Their son was John Hauch (II).
John Hauch (II) married Lillian Henspeter in South Bend, Indiana in 1934.
Their daughter Jane Rae Hauch married William Brackett in Lakeside, Berrien County, Michigan in 1970.
Four groups of families by the name of Hauch in Berrien County, Michigan:
Solomka was a small village of farmers in Volhynia, Russia. The Germans knew Solomka, as Friedrichsdorf. It is now located in Ukraine just north of Rivne. Solomka had the second largest concentration of Germans living in Russia in 1862. This is such a remote and small village that at one time all these Hauch families living there must have been related. The Hauch families in Friderichsdorf, also know as Solomka, Volhynia seem to be the descendants of Christian (1802-1867) and Fredericka (Lechner) Hauch. It appears that Christian and Fredericka had at least four children and probably more. It is believe they came to that area about 1831.
1. Karl and Marie (Tiefenbach) Hauch: Karl Hauch married 02 Oct 1859 Maria Tiefenbacher in Zhitomir Parish, Volhynia, Russia. They came to America in 1905 but returned to the “Old Country”. Four of their children, Wilhelmine, Rosina, William and Johann, remained in Berrien County, Michigan:
Wilhelmine Christine Hauch b. 17 Dec 1863 in Solomka, Rowno Parish, Volhynia, Russia, to Karl and Margaretha (Diefenbacher) Hanch, should be Hauch not Hanch. She married John Gittersonke on 03 Oct 1885 in Zhiomir Parish, Volhynia, Russia and she d. 20 Feb 1938 in Benton Harbor, Michigan.
Friederich Hauch was born 26 Mar 1869 in Friederichsdorf to Carl and Maria
Rosina Anna Hauch was born 07 Nov 1871 in Friederichsdorf to Karl and Maria (Tiefenbacker) Hauch. She married Julius Fuhrman. Rose Fuhrman died on 14 Nov 1952 in Benton Harbor, Michigan.
William Hauch was born on 25 Dec 1876 in Volhynia, Russia. He married Mary Kraklau. He died in Watervliet, Michigan on 15 May 1937.
Johann Martin Hauch was born 19 Apr 1880 in Solomka. He was the son of Carl and Maria (Tiefenbacker) Hauch. He married Ottilie Schlacht in Volhynia, Russia. He died in 1917 and is buried in the New Troy Cemetery, New Troy, Michigan.
2. Christian and Johana (Glakse) Hauch: Christian Hauch’s death record gives his father as Christian Hauch and his mother as “unknown”. He married 2nd to Renate (Halfrect) Burtzloff and this marriage record gives his mother’s maiden name as “Sielke”. There was an Eva Zielke who married a Christian Hauch in Volhynia, Russia. Christian Hauch was born on 26 Aug 1854 in Russia. Christian Hauch married 20 Sep 1874, Johanna Glaske in Zhitomir Parish, Volhynia, Russia. He died on 09 Apr 1931. Their children were:
A. Bertha Henrietta Hauch born 9 Jul 1875 in Friedrichsdorf, Volhynia, Russia
B. Friedrich Johann Hauch born12 Sep 1876 in Friedrichsdorf
Bertha Hauch was born on 09 Jul 1877 in Volhynia. She married Fred Orlasky of Benton Harbor. She died on 26 Jan 1943.
Pauline Louise Hauch was born 03 Dec 1879 in Solomka, Volhynia, Russia. She married August Schultz on 28 Apr 1900 in Benton Harbor, MI. She died on 31 Dec 1959.
Fred Hauch b. 12 Sep 1877 d. 28 Jan 1950 who married Anna Tiefenbach on 18 Sep 1900 in Bridgman, MI. He died on 28 Jan 1950.
Adolph Johann Hauch was born 24 Jun 1881 in Solomka (Friedrichsdorf), Volhynia, Russia. He married 15 Oct 1904 in Benton Harbor, MI to Amelia Geschefske. He died on 04 Jan 1958.
Rose Hauch was born 06 May 1886. She married 04 May 1907 in St. Joseph, MI to Leopold Nehring and they lived in Lydick, Indiana. She died on 09 Jul 1977.
Hilda Hauch b. 1891 who married Andrew E. Wallen and lived in Kansas City, Missouri.
William Hauch b. Mar 1894 of Benton Harbor. He died on 18 May 1962 in Nenana, Alaska.
Christian Hauch appears to have immigrated in 1894. There is Christian “Hauck” who is on a passenger list from Hamburg, Germany. His departure date was 31 Dec 1894 and he was forty years of age making his birth year 1854. He is recorded as being from Rovno, Russia and sailed on the ship “Slavonia”. His destination was New York. This record also indicates he was an “Arbeiter” (butcher). Christian Hauch arrived in New York on 17 Jan 1895. His wife, Johana Hauch and children, immigrated to America aboard the S.S. Dresden from Bremen, Germany and arrived in Philadelphia on 17 April1897. Their final destination was Benton Harbor, Michigan and it is assumed Christian Hauch was already there waiting for them. Christian Hauch married 2nd to Renate Halfrect on 14 Dec 1908 and they had a son:
J. Jacob Hauch born 1910 d. 1911
3. John and Anna Hauch: This family settled in Sawyer, Chickaming Township, Berrien County, Michigan about 1920. There are tombstones in the Riverside Cemetery there for:
A. John Hauch b. 06 Nov 1862 d. 15 Jan 1933
B. Anna Hauch b. 25 Dec 1859 d. 26 Nov 1946 wife of John
C. Louie Hauch b. 10 Nov 1889 d. 08 Jun 1966 son of John
D. Marie Hauch b. 1898
E. August G. Hauch b. 18 Aug 1907
F. Bernice L. Hauch b. 22 Jan 1911 d. 13 Nov 1953 wife of August
G. Clifford D’Wayne Hauch b. 01 Oct 1950 d. 09 Apr 1954
H. Nancy Lee Hauch b. 29 Jul 1956 d. 29 Jul 1956 twin with Sharon daughter of Albert
Sharon Kay Hauch b. 29 Jul 1956 d. 29 Jul 1956 twin with Nancy daughter of Albert
Herman Hauch b. 23 Dec 1914 d. 25 May 2001
Adelcy Hauch b. 27 Dec 1916 d. 08 May 1995 wife of Herman
John Hauch sailed for America from Bremen, Germany aboard the S.S. Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse arriving in New York on 22 Apr 1914. He was headed for Bridgman, Michigan. He said his nearest living relative in the country he came from was a cousin Karl Hauch of Solomka, Wolyn. Wolyn is another name for Volhynia, Russia. He filed a Declaration of Intention to become a citizen in Berrien County on 21 Apr 1919. On this record he stated he was born on 06 Sep 1862 in “Alexander Russia”. He also stated that his wife, Anna, was living in Brandenburg, Germany at that time and that she was also born in “Alexander Russia”. Anna Hauch’s death record gives her father as Gottlieb Bark and her mother as Caroline Straussen. About eight miles to the south east of the village of Solomka was the village of “Aleksandrija” (Alexander). This John Hauch appears to be one in the same as the Johann Hauch recorded as having been born on 02 Nov 1862 in Friderichsdorf, Volhynia, Russia to Jacob Hauch. The difference in date may be a birth date versus a baptism date. Jacob Hauch married Rosina Senftleben on 08 Sep 1853. Some of the children of Jacob and Rosina would have been, Wilhelmine Hauch who died on 26 Apr 1857 at the age of one month, Rosina Johanna born 23 Jul 1859, Caroline Hauch born 19 Aug 1861, Adolph Hauch born 06 Oct 1864, Friedrich Wilhelm born 20 Jun 1866, Ludwig Karl Hauch born 18 May 1870 and Reinhold Hauch born in July of 1888. John Hauch’s death record gives his father’s name as Jacob Hauch and his mother’s name as Ernestine “Zampilaben” (Senftleben).
John Hauch’s son, Reinhold Hauch, moved to Benton Harbor and is buried in the Crystal Springs Cemetery there. He died on 13 Apr 1929 and was born in Jul of 1888 in Russia. He immigrated to America in 1920 with his family, aboard the ship S. S. Rotterdam sailing from Rotterdam and arrived in New York on 12 July 1920. On this ship were: Reinhold Hauch, 32 years of age, his wife, Maria Hauch, 31 years of age, Anna Hauch, 57 years of age and his children Zephan, 11yrs., Ernst, 7 yrs., Herman, 5 yrs and a notation that Erick Hauch, 1yr died 07 Jul at sea. They are all recorded as Russian/Germans and were from Dolgenbordt, Germany. His closest living relative in the country he came from was a brother-in-law Emil Klienicken also of “Dolgenbrodt Beeskov”. This ship listing says he is traveling to join his father “Zephan Hauch” in Sawyer. Why this record gives the father’s name as Zephan rather than Johann is not known. Reinhold Hauch married Maria Kelmchien.
There is a death notice that states Herman Hauch was born in Ketschendorf, Germany on 23 Dec 1914. Herman Hauch died on 25 May 2001. Herman married Adelcy Sonnenberg.
Louie Hauch’s death record gives his father’s name as John Hauch and his mother’s name as “unknown”. His wife is recorded on this document as “Marie Hebner Hauch”. He was born on 10 Nov 1889 in Russia and died on 08 Jun 1966. Their son, John Herman Hauch was born 13 Sep 1927 and died on 24 Nov 2005. John Herman Hauch married Lillian Rose Klatt.
Arthur Hauch’s death record gives his father as Reinhold Hauch and his mother as “Marie Riske”. Marie, whose maiden name was Klemchien married 1st Reinhold Hauch and second Fred Reske. Reinhold Hauch died on 13 Apr 1929. Marie Reske died on 06 Mar 1982. Arthur Hauch was born on 30 Sep 1926 and died on 29 Mar 1979. Arthur Hauch married Edith Barnes. Clifford Hauch’s death record gives his father’s name as Arthur Hauch and his mother as Edith Barnes.
4. Christian and Wilhelmina (Gertz) Hauch: Christian Hauch was married before he married Wilhelmina (Gertz) Schmeichle in Volhynia Russia. Christian Hauch was born in 1825. He died in Benton Harbor, Michigan in 1907. Christian Hauch married 18 Apr 1874 Wilhelmine Schmeichel in Rozyszcze, Volhynia, Russia. It was noted "wife was Gertz". Wilhelmina was born on 12 Aug 1846, so she was 21 years younger than Christian. The Christian and Wilhelmina Hauch family states that the children of Christian Hauch by his previous marriage were:
A. Christian Hauch
B. John Hauch
C. Jacob Hauch
D. Rose Hauch
According to the family the name of the first wife is unknown. They also state that Christian, Jacob and Rose came to America. Christian Hauch married second 18 Apr 1874 in Rozyszcze, Volhynia, Russia to Wilhelmine (Gertz) Schmeichel. They came to America in 1896. Their children were:
E. Adeline Hauch b. 16 Dec 1873 d. 20 Oct 1974 who married 1st to Carl Lachman and 2nd to Albert Krumrie
F. Matilda Hauch b. 16 Dec 1873 d. 24 Mar 1972, a twin with Adeline, she married to Gottlieb Kron
G. Wilhelmina (Minnie) Hauch who stayed in Russia married 1st to John Sedon and 2nd to … Brown
H. Carl Hauch b. 1878 d. 1960 who married Amelia Hafer
I. Fred Hauch b. 1881 d. 1966 who married Ida Hafer
J. Henry Hauch b. 31 Dec 1882 d. 10 May 1961 who married Rose Krieger
K. Reinhold (Harold?) Hauch b. 1885 d. 1959 served in WWI
L. Alvina Hauch b.188? who married 1st Karl Kraklau and 2nd Louis Martin
M. Amalie (Mollie) Hauch b. 04 Jan 1889 d. 05 Dec 1986 who married Rudolph Schultz
Note: There is a conflict here between the birth date of the twins and the marriage date of their parents. Wilhelmine had two children by her first husband August Schmeichel who were:
Ferdinand Schmeichel b. 1868 d. 1956
Christine Schmeichel b. 1869 d. 1971
All except one of Wilhemina (Gertz) Schmeichle-Hauch’s children lived in Berrien County, Michigan. Her 1st husband died in a fall from a building the date being between 1869 and 1874. Their son Ferdinand Schmeichel was the first of the family to come to America in 1894. He married Tillie Roch and they had two children, Martha who married Herman Fisher and Adolph b. 1896 d. 1930. This name was changed to Smikle in the records here. Christine Schmeichel was brought to America by her brother and she married here, on 01 Jan 1898, to Herman Burtzlaff. They had children, Martha who married Rawleigh Thornton, Hulda who married … Weich, John, Fred, Henry and Alvina who married Floyd Ray.
There is an Ernestina Hauch buried in the Crystal Springs Cemetery in Benton Harbor. She was born on 20 Aug 1863 in Germany and died on 07 Jul 1933. Her father is recorded as “John Fehrman” and her mother as “Rose Fehrman”. Her obituary is in the paper as “Mary Hauch” and it gives her daughter as Mrs. August Zepig, her sons as, William and Julius, a sister as Mrs. Samuel Yops and a brother as Gustave “Fahrman” who was living in Germany. Her son is also buried there and he was William Hauch who died on 27 Apr 1973 at the age of 69. William was born in Russia and his father is recorded as Karl Hauch and his mother as unknown. William’s wife, who is also buried there, was Lydia Radtke born 23 Dec 1904 in Russia and died on 21 Oct 1980. Lydia’s parents are recorded as Ferdinand and Mariana Radtke. It is not clear whom Ernestina’s husband Karl Hauch was. He may have been the cousin that John Hauch (#3) referred to as still living in Volhynia, Russia. Ernestine and William Hauch sailed to America aboard the ship George Washington from Bremen, Germany on 24 Oct 1923 arriving at Portland, Maine on 02 Nov 1923. On this ship manifest she is recorded as being 55 years of age and William as 20 years old. This record also indicates she was born in Germany and William was born in Russia and that their last residence was “Freistadt”. The nearest living relative in the county from which they came is listed as her uncle “Friedrich Jobs of “Bielitz Schlesien”. She was joining her brother, Julius Fuhrman in Benton Harbor. Also traveling with Ernestine and William were Samuel Jobs age 28 and Pauline Jobs age 24 and they were all headed for Benton Harbor, Michigan.
It has yet to be determined how these groups were related but it appears they were as close as 1st cousins. They all have connections to Solomka, Volhynia, Russia. It is possible Christian Hauch’s wife prior to Wilhelmina was Eva Zielke. The Christian Hauch who was born in 1854 came to Benton Harbor about the same time as Christian Hauch who was born in 1825. Chrisitna Hauch (1854) may have been the son of a previous marriage, probably to Eva Zielke. Eva (Zielke) Hauch was having children as late as 1870 and Christian married Wilhelmina in 1874.
Looking at the Lutheran Church parish records for the area of Volhynia, Russia I believe that:
1. Christian Hauch was born in Germany about 1802. He died in Volhynia, Russia on 04 Apr1867. His wife, Fredericka Hauch died in Volhynia, Russia on 06 Feb1852 and would have been born about 1808. Her maiden name is recorded as Lechner. Christian may have been married at one time to an Eva Zelt as 1.A. (below), who is presumed to be one of his sons, listed on his death record his mother as Eva Zelt. His four sons are thought to be:
1.A. Christian Hauch was born about 1825. He likely married Eva Zielke and then Wilhelmina Gertz. He also may have married a Henrietta Gess. A Christian Hauch married on 19 Sep 1845 Zhitomir Parish, Volhynia and the brides name is not legible but was probably Henriette Gess. Henriette Hauch was born 27 Jul 1846 Shitomir to Christian & Gess (?), Henriette. His likely children with Eva were:
1.A.1 Ludwig Hauch born 17 May 1853 died 21 May 1853 in Zhitomir Parish.
1.A.2. Christian Hauch born 1854 who married Johanna Galske and then Renate Halfrect. He was married 20 Sep 1874 in Zhitomir to Johanna Glaesske. His children with Johanna were:
1.A.1.1. Bertha Henrietta Hauch born 9 Jul 1875 in Friedrichsdorf
1.A.1.2. Friedrich Johann Hauch born12 Sep 1876 in Friedrichsdorf
1.A.1.3. Pauline Louise Hauch born 03 Dec 1879 in Friedrichsdorf
1.A.1.4. Adolph Johann Hauch born 24 Jun 1881 in Friedrichsdorf aka Solomka
1.A.1.5. Rosine Hauch born 06 May 1886
1.A.1.6. Zella Hauch born May 1887
1.A.1.7. Alvina Hauch born 1890
1.A.1.8. Hilda Hauch born 1892
1.A.1.9. William Hauch b. Mar 1894
and with Renate were:
1.A.1.10. Jacob Hauch born 1910 d. 1911
1.A.3. Rosine Hauch born 08 Aug 1860 in Friedensdorf to Christian & Zielke, Eva
1.A.4. Adolph Hauch born 18 Mar 1868 in “Friedensdorf” to Christian & Zielke, Eva
1.A.5. Louise Maria Hauch born 29 Oct 1870 in Friedrichsdorf to Christian & Zielke, Eva
Christian Hauch then married on 18 Apr 1874 in Rozyszcze, Volhynia, Russia to Schmeichel, Wilhelmine, “wife was Gertz” and their children were:
1.A.6. Mathilde Johanna Hauch born 16 Dec 1874 in Friedrichsdorf to Christian & Groz?, Wilhelmine, a twin
1.A.7. Adeline Auguste Hauch born 16 Dec 1874 in Friedrichsdorf to Christian & Groz?, Wilhelmin, a twin
1.A.8. Wilhelmine Karoline Hauch born18 Nov 1876 in Friedrichsdorf to Christian & G-tz, Wilhelmin
1.A.9. Carl Hermann Hauch born17 Sep 1878 in Friedrichsdorf to Christian & Gerz, Wilhelmine
1.A.10. Friedrich Ludwig Hauch born 29 Jan 1881 to Christian & Gerz, Wilhelmine in Friedrichsdorf aka
1.A.11. Heinrich Johann Hauch born 31 Dec 1882 to Christian & Gerz, Wilhelmine in Friedrichsdorf aka Solomka
1.A.12. Reinhold (Harold?) Hauch b. 1885 d. 1959 served in WWI
1.A.13. Alvina Hauch b.1887 d. ?
1.A.14. Amalie (Mollie) Hauch b. 04 Jan 1889 d.05 Dec 1986
1.B. Johann George Hauch born about 1830 who married Caroline Hammer in Oct 1852 in Zhitomir Parish. Their children were:
1.B.1. Johanna Louise Hauch born 08 Feb 1859 in Shitomir, Parish to Georg & Hammer, Karoline
1.B.2. Friedrich Jacob Hauch 05 Nov 1869 in Friedrichsdorf to Johann & Hammer, Karoline
1.B.3. Johann Christian Hauch22 May 1871 in Friedrichsdorf to Johann & Hammer, Karoline
1.B.4. Herrmann Heinrich Franz Hauch born 21 Mar 1875 in Friedrichsdorf to Johann Georg & Zimmer (?), Caroline (possibly same as couple as above)
1.C. Jacob Hauch born about 1832 who married Rosina Sanftleben on 08 Sep1853. Their children were:
1.C.1. Rosina Johanna Hauch born 23 Jul 1859 in Friedrichsdorf to Jacob & Sanftleben, Rosina
1.C.2. Johann Hanch born 02 Nov 1862 in Friedrichsdorf to Jacob & Sanftleben, Rosina “could be
1.C.3. Adolph Hauch born 06 Oct 1864 in Friedricksdorf to Jacob & Sanftleben, Rosine
1.C.4. Caroline Hauch born19 Aug 1861 in Friedricksdorf to Jacob & Sanftleben, Rosine
1.C.5. Friedrich Wilhelm Hauch born 20 Jun 1866 in Anieluwka to Jacob & Sanftleben, Rosine
1.C.6. Ludwig Karl Hauch born18 May 1870 in Anieluwka to Jacob & Sanftleben, Rosine
1.D. Karl Hauch born about 1838 who married l 2 Oct 1859 in Zhitomir Parish to Maria Tiefenbacher. Their children were:
1.D.1.Wilhelmine Christine “Hanch” born 17 Dec 1864 in “Shitomir” to Karl & Dieffenbacher Margaretha
1.D.2. Friedrich Hauch born 26 Mar 1869 in Friedricksdorf to Carl Dieffenbacker, Maria
1.D.3. Rosina Anna Hauch born 07 Nov 1871 in Friedrichsdorf to Karl & Tieffenbacher, Maria
1.D.4. Wilhelm August Hauch born 25 Dec 1876 in Friedrichsdorf to Karl & Diefenbacher, Marie
1.D.5. Johann Martin Hauch born19 Apr 1880 to Carl & Diefenbacher, Marie in Friedrichsdorf
The following families appear to be the sons of Jacob and Rosine (Sanftleben) Hauch of Volynia, Russia:
Hauch, Jacob 08 Sep 1853 Zhitomir Parish, Volhynia, Russia married Senftleben, Rosina
Hauch, Rosina Johanna born 23 Jul 1859 in Friedrichsdorf, Volhynia, Russia to Jacob & Sanftleben, Rosina
Hanch, Johann born 02 Nov 1862 in Friedrichsdorf to Jacob & Sanftleben, Rosina “could be Hauch”
Hauch, Adolph born 06 Oct 1864 in Friedricksdorf to Jacob & Sanftleben, Rosine
Hauch, Caroline born 19 Aug 1861 in Friedricksdorf to Jacob & Sanftleben, Rosine
Hauch, Friedrich Wilhelm 20 Jun 1866 in Anieluwka to Jacob & Sanftleben, Rosine
Hauch, Ludwig Karl 18 May 1870 in Anieluwka to Jacob & Sanftleben, Rosine
1900 census of Greenwood Township, Taylor County, Wisconsin:
John Hauch 46 years of age born July 1853 in Russia immigrated in 1893
Anna Hauch 42 years of age born Feb 1858 in Russia 7 children 0 living
Adolph Hauch 35 years of age born Oct 1864 in Russia immigrated in 1891
Augusta Hauch 32 years of age born Dec 1867 in Russia
Tresa Hauch 12 years of age born Jun 1887 in Russia
Rudolph Hauch 10 years of age born Jul 1889 in Russia
Hellen Hauch 5 years of age born Feb 1895 in Russia
Frederich Hauch 2 years of age born in Jan 1898 in New Jersey
An Adolph Hauch died on 05 Oct 1907 # 4-279. His death record gives his date of birth as 10 June 1864 in Russia. Date of death was 05 Oct 1907. Father “Jacob”, mother “information not given”. Wife’s name: “Augusta”.
1910 census none found-check for spelling variations?
1913 Plat Map Fred Hauch section 11 and John Hauch section 13 (32 N2E)
1920 census of Greenwood Township, Taylor County, Wisconsin:
Herman Hauch age 44 years born in Russia immigrated in 1895 (born 1875)*
Lena Hauch 39 years of age born in Russia
Henry Hauch 22 years of age born in New Jersey
Edward Hauch 20 years of age born in New Jersey
Mary Hauch 18 years of age born in Wisconsin
Anna Hauch 14 years of age born in Wisconsin
Ella Hauch 2 years and six months old born in Wisconsin
Fred Hauch 48 years of age born in Russia immigrated in 1900 (born 1871)*
Pauline Hauch 44 years of age born in Russia
Henry Hauch 24 years of age born in Russia
Joseph Hauch 22 years of age born in Russia
Anna Hauch 18 years of age born in Wisconsin
Mary Hauch 16 years of age born in Wisconsin
Rose Hauch 12 years of age born in Wisconsin
Bertha Hauch 9 years of age born in Wisconsin
Robert Hauch 5 years of age born in Wisconsin
The 1900 passenger list for Fred Hauch indicates he is coming from “Solowka”, Russia and going to “Rice Lake” (Rib Lake) Wisconsin to his brother’s J. Hauch. Was this Solomka, Russia? Rib Lake is in Greenwood Township, Taylor County, Wisconsin where John Hauch had located.
The following appears to be two daughters of Johann George and Karoline (Hammer) Hauch of Volhynia. The information was provided by Myrna J. Coubrough on 30 Oct 2008.
Hauch, Johann Georg married Oct 1852 in Zhitomir Parish to Hammer, Caroline
Hauch, Johanna Louise was born 08 Feb 1859 Shitomir to Georg and Hammer, Karoline
Hauch, Friedrich Jacob was born 05 Nov 1869 Friedrichsdorf (aka Solomka) to Johann and Hammer, Karoline
Hauch, Johann Christian was born 22 May 1871 Friedrichsdorf to Johann and Hammer, Karoline
Hauch, Herrmann Heinrich Franz was born 21 Mar 1875 Friedrichsdorf to Johann George and Zimmer (?), Caroline (possibly same as above-Hammer)
Hauch, Christine Caroline was born 30 Sep 1877 in Merzchidorf to Johann & Hammer, Caroline
According to Myrna J. Coubrough of Saskatchewan, Canada,
“The two women who married into our branch of the Rothenburgers were
Christine, and her sister, Louise Katherina, daughters of Hans Georg Hauch and
Catherine Hammer. As far as I can tell, Hans Georg was born about 1840,
Catherine, about 1844, and Louise on 10 May 1865. I don't have any dates for
Christine, but she was born in Volhynia, as was the rest of her
Louise and Christine Hauch married two brothers, Gottlieb and Karl Rothenburger (older brothers of my mother's grandfather). Christine had previously been married to a man named Schultz by whom she had a daughter, Alvina. He seems to have died soon after the baby was born, so Christine was a young widow with an infant when she married Karl. Her daughter Alvina eventually married Karl's younger brother, Ludwig.
Louise's first husband was Gottlieb Rothenburger, born 2 April 1864, in Zhitomir, Volhynia, oldest son of Adam Rothenburger and Karoline Rauch/Rauche. They had five kids, that I know of, but I don't know much other than their birthdates:
1. Freidrich, born 26 May 1889, came to Rosthern, Sask., in May 1907.
Rosine, born 6 Jan 1891;
3. Phillipina, born 12 Dec 1892; she was married and had children, but I don't know any more details.
4. Adolf, born 8 Oct 1895; married Christine Klee, dau William Klee and Barbara Kraushar, on 16 Jan 1917; had Holdine, b 24 Aug 1917, Eston, Sask., and Lawrence, b 26 Sept 1921, d 4 Jul 1936, Pouce Coupe, BC. Christine Klee was born 15 Feb 1898, at Pine Ridge, Manitoba; she died 12 Jul 1978, at Surrey, BC. Adolf died 16 Feb 1954, at Shearer Dale, BC, but that's all I have about this family.
5. Joseph Rothenburger was born 11 Feb 1898, supposedly not long after his father died of drowning.
I don't have any certificates for this family, only what other cousins have given me.
I don't have the exact date when Louise and Gottlieb were married, but it was around 1888. According to my grandmother, her father, Herman Rothenburger, youngest son of Adam and Karoline, born Dec 1885, was about three when both his parents died. Herman and his sister Bertha were taken in and raised by his brother, Gottlieb, who was either newly married or about to be.
After Gottlieb died, Louise married again, about 1901, to a Samuel Stubel/Stuble, born about 1835, by whom she had three more children. Again, though, I have only what I have collected from other cousins. Samuel and Louise's children were Christine Stubel, born 26 Dec 1902, Solmka, Rovna, Volhynia, Russian Poland; Samuel Stuble, 24 May 1904, and Juliana, born about 1905. Samuel, Sr., apparently died about 1905. The following year, his widow married yet again, to Martin Strunk, a man about
15 years her junior.
Martin and Louise had one son, John, born 25 Jan 1907, in Volhynia. Sometime later, they came to the US, and ended up in Benton Harbour, Michigan. According to the IGI, Louise died there 20 Jan 1940; her son John in the same place, 7 Apr 1954, and Martin Strunk at Plainwell, Michigan, 8 Oct 1966.
I don't know what happened to Louise's other Stubel children, but her daughter Christine Stubel married my mother's cousin, Freidrich Rothenburger, son of William Rothenburger and Katherine Kraushar, 16 April 1922, at Rosthern, Sask. Freidrich, born 20 Oct 1896, at Springfield, Manitoba, died 27 Apr 1984 at Surrey, BC. Christine died in the same place a couple of weeks later, on 14 May 1984.
As for Louise's sister Christine, I don't know if she was older or younger than Louise. I also don't know for sure if there were other children in the family. I think there was at least one son, but I have no idea what his name was. I do know that, after her first husband died, Christine married my grandmother's uncle, Karl Rothenburger, born 19 Feb 1868, in Freidrichsdorf. He was the second son of Adam Rothenburger and Karoline Rauch, next after Gottlieb who was married to Christine's sister Louise.
I don't know exactly when Karl and Christine were married, but I think it was in Saskatchewan. They had five kids (besides Alvina Schultz, from Christine's first husband):
1. Adolf married Matilda Hartz, daughter of a Mr. Hartz (whose first name I don't know), and Katy Trautman.
2. Pauline married a widower, Mr. Hartz, with three small children. His first wife, Katy Trautman, had three kids and apparently died quite young. Mr. Hartz then married Pauline, who raised Katy's kids - Matilda, a boy, and another child of unknown gender. I don't think Pauline had any of herown. Thus, Adolf was married to his sister's stepdaughter.
3. Amelie (Ah-MAIL-yuh), known as Molly, married Joe Roth, but I don't know if there were any children.
4. Henry, born 1900, married Kate Rathgeber, only daughter of Andrew Rathgeber and Christine Metzler (sister of Mom's father), in about 1924. They had 10 kids, all born in Saskatchewan: John, 1925; August, 1926; Christine, 1927; Walter, 1929; Matilda, 1930; Ernest, 1932; Mildred, 1933; Hilda, 1934; George, 1939; and Margaret, 1944. Henry died in January 1964, and Kate in April the same year.
5. Albert Rothenburger, youngest son of Adolf R & Tilly Hartz, married Margaret Rathgeber in February 1931. Margaret, fourth child of Andrew Rathgeber and Kate Hollinger, was a half-sister to my mother's father. Albert and Margaret had five kids: George, 1932; Alice, 1933, Arnold, 1935; Bernice, 1937; and Florence, 1939. Albert died 17 Jan 1971. I don't know exactly when Margaret passed on, but it was after Albert, and before 1998.”
A Louise Hauch died in Benton Harbor, Michigan as Louise Strunk on 20 Jan 1940. Louise’s death record gives her father as “George Hauch” and her mother as “Caroline Hummer” (Hammer). Her birth date is given as 10 May 1865 and the birthplace as “Poland”. This record also indicates both George and Caroline were also born in “Poland”. This is the Louise Hauch married 1st Gottlieb Rothenburger.