Tischbein Family Tree: First Generation: Joannes Albert Tischbein

First Generation

1. Joannes Albert1 Tischbein was born in Germany 11/20/1841. John Tischbein died 10/18/1925 in Detroit, MI, at 83 years of age. Died while residing at 2149 Campbell, Detroit, MI; buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Detroit.

He married Catherine Gappa in Germany, 1864. Catherine was born in Berlin, Germany 11/22/1841. She was the daughter of John Gappa. Catherine died 12/4/1930 in Detroit, MI, at 89 years of age. Died at Julia Affeld's house located at 1741 Burlingame, Detroit, MI. Influenza was the cause of death. They were married in 1864 and emigrated from Germany in 1887 to the Michigan and Trumbell area of Detroit, Michigan, now known as Corktown. At that time the neighborhood was mostly German; the Irish came later. They brought with them 5 of their children. [ A passenger list of the ship Marsala, which departed Hamburg, Germany for New York, arriving May 19, 1888, includes John and Catherine, 45 and 46 years old respectively, with 5 of their children, Rudolph, 9, Julia, 8, Alice, 7, Joseph, 2 and Anna, 2 years of age, though some names are spelled differently and the ages don't quite match up. ] Shortly after arriving John purchased a storefront at 3419 Michigan Ave. His family lived upstairs and he ran his harness making business downstairs. This building is still standing at Michigan and 23rd Avenues. All 3 of his daughters were married at St. Boniface Catholic Church which is just one block west of Tiger Stadium (a ball park formerly called Briggs Stadium and was razed in 1999). This church is still standing (as of 1993) and is owned by Tom Monihan (sp), owner of Dominoes Pizza and former owner of the Detroit Tigers baseball team.

Joannes Albert Tischbein and Catherine Gappa had the following children:

child 2 i. August2 Tischbein was born in Germany 9/10/1865. August died 2/21/1946 in Yonkers, NY. Buried in the Tischbein family plot in Detroit Holy Cross Cemetery. He married Barbara in NY, NY. According to the Death Certificate, on file at the Yonkers City Hall, filled out by Julia Tischbein Affeld, states August was a retired harness maker. August was living at 305 W. 28th Street, Manhattan, NY, at the age of 80 when on 13 December 1945 he was struck by a truck and fractured his hip. He was conveyed to St. Vincents Hospital (NYC) and treated. He was subsequently sent to Sunny Rest Sanatorium in Yonkers, where he died 1 month and 11 days later. Julia further states that August had a predeceased wife named Barbara? (the questionmark is hers). Edna Centers saw a picture of his family when he came to visit during World War II. She believes he was a ship's cook and that his wife was unhappy and returned to Germany. Art Gelish heard he worked as a cook in a New York City automat.

These are documents surrounding the death of August found among the papers of Elmer Affeld, son of Julia G Tischbein.

child + 3 ii. Rudolph Tischbein was born 8/29/1872.

child + 4 iii. Julia Gertrude Tischbein was born 1877.

child + 5 iv. Alice Tischbein was born 07/15/1877.

child + 6 v. Joseph Tischbein was born 2/19/1880.

child + 7 vi. Anna Tischbein was born 1882.

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