27 December 2007

The Eggeman File

The Eggeman file was originally noted because one of the heirs of Mrs. Mary Eggeman was Louise Wirth, one of the names I had been researching. Turns out that this Louise Wirth of Detroit was not my person of interest, but by now had compiled enough Eggeman information to post.

From the Wayne County, Michigan, Probate File (at the State of MI Archives in Lansing):

Wayne Co., MI, Probate Estate #17390
Eggemann, Mary E. 277 Champlain Street
Died: 31 January 1896
Elmwood Cemetery
No Will
Eggemann, Charley, son, Detroit, Michigan
“, Henry B., son, Detroit
Eggemann, Godfrey S., son, Toledo, Ohio
Kolb, Caroline, daughter, Detroit Eggemann, John R., son, Detroit
“ , Frederick J., son, Toledo, Administrator
Wirth, Louise M., Detroit, daughter, nee Eggemann
Angsbach, Mary E., daughter, Toledo

Property Lot 93(or 83), 92, and 48 Guoni Farm

Mrs. Spangler (note)
V. Geist & Son, Undertaker
Mrs. Wirth to get $189.59

Census data corroborated the family group; in addition, since Henry Miller, born in France, was living with the late Mrs. Eggeman (born in France) and her husband in 1870, he (Mr. Miller) may have been Mrs. Eggeman's father.

1860 MI Wayne, Detroit
Eggeman, Bernhard, 47, butcher, b. Switzerland
“, Maria, 39, France “, Charles, 23, butcher, b. MI
“, Henry, 21, blacksmith, b. OH “, Gottfried, 19, carriage painter, b. OH
“, Caroline, 17, b. MI
“, John, 16, b. OH
“Frederick, 13, b. MI
“, Emma, 5, b. MI “, Louisa, 5, b. MI
“, Elizabeth, 1/12, b. MI

1870 MI Wayne, Detroit
Eggemann, Bernhard, 56, butcher, Switzerland
“, Maria, 48, France “, Louise, 13, MI “, Maria, 11, MI
Miller, Henry, 78, b. France

There is a picture of Civil War veteran Henry B. Eggeman here. And a GAR list here. In the 1871/2 City of Detroit directory, Henry Eggeman is listed as a policeman whose home was at 571 Beaubien.

Godfrey Eggeman was found listed as a Civil War soldier in Company "G", 9th Michigan V.I. in a State of Ohio (probably Toledo) compilation.

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