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WILHELM HAGELGANS (6 March 1830-11 March 1873) married SOPHIA TROELL
HAGELGANS MYERS (1834-1910). She was a sister of HENRY TROELL, CONRAD TROELL
and ANNA TROELL RABE.
Sophia Elisabeth Troell, twin to Johannes Friedrich, was born on April 16, 1834 in
Conrad Troell and Gertruth Meister. Johannes died at the age of twenty. Sophia
Elisabeth Troell married Wilhelm HAGELGANS on September 22, 1861 in Wichmannshausen,
born March 6, 1830 in Wichmannshausen, Hessen, Germany.
Wilhelm and Sophia had six children:
(1) baby boy born May 19, 1862, died two days later on May 21, 1862.
(2) Conrad Friedrich, born July 25, 1863; died at age 8 months on April 10, 1864.
(3) ANNE CATHARINA, born Feb. 15, 1865; married Joseph Schoelzel; died May 19,
(4) JACOB, born Feb.8, 1867; married Katie Reitzer; died Aug 26, 1932.
(5) George Johannes, born Sep 24, 1869; died at 2 weeks on Oct 10, 1869.
(6) PETER, born Oct 29, 1872; married Rosalia Leitner; died Jan 22, 1929,
A month before her thirty-ninth birthday, Sophia was widowed. Wilhelm, at the age of
forty-three, died on March 11, 1873. Sophie was left with three young children: eight
year old Anne Catharina, six year old Jacob, and four month old Peter.
Sophia's younger brother, Henry, had immigrated
several years earlier to
becoming very successful. One of his dreams was to
have his family come from
He had a brother and three sisters there. In time he was able to send passage money
to his brother, Conrad, and his wife and children; and to his sister, Sophia, and her
three children, and to his sister Anna's family,
although Anna died in
They arrived in the
and traveled down to
Sophie met Ephriam MYERS, and they were married on
April 15, 1886 in
was fifty-two, and Ephriam was sixty-four. He was a carpenter, born in April 1822 in
The 1880 Census was taken six years before Ephriam's marriage to Sophia. At that time,
Ephriam was living in
children. They had four older daughters:
Sophroni, 10 years; Ophe, 7 years; a son, Arron A., 2 years; and a five month old baby
daughter, Maude, born in January 1880. The four older girls were all attending school.
Ephriam's wife, Elizabeth, was recorded as being born
has records for the marriages of the Myers children. The two oldest daughters were
both married before Ephriam married Sophie: Savannah Myers to G. B. SAMPLES on 7 Nov
1883, and Sophinia Myers to G. W. DURHAM on 10 Jul 1884. Ophe Myers married T. P.
there are records of Maud Myers marrying J. F. Dickison on 30 Sep 1897, and Maude
Myers marrying F. D. Shelton on 17 Dec 1911.
The 1900 Census shows Sophia's son, Jacob Hagelgans, his wife Katie and two year old
daughter, Christine, living with Sophia and Ephriam
in the 1910 Census, the situation had reversed and Sophia was living with Jacob and
Katie and their children, still in
had six children with three living, and was a naturalized citizen. A few months later,
on September 4, 1910, Sophia died.
Obituary of Mrs. Sophie Meyer
Mrs. Sophie Meyer, aged 77
years, died Sunday morning at
the home of her son, Jake Hagel-
ganz of this city. Mrs. Meyer
was a native of
maiden name being Sophie
Troell. After the death of her
first husband Mr. Hagelganz,
she was married to Mr. Meyer
who died some time ago. She
She leaves two sons Jacob and
Peter Hagelganz of this city and
one daughter Mrs. Joe Schoel-
zel of Kingsbury and one broth-
er, H. Troell of
remains were shipped on the
Monday noon train to Kings-
bury where burial took place.
SON HAGELGANS - 1862-1862
Wilhelm and Sophia Troell Hagelgans' first child was a son who was neither named nor
baptized He was born May 19, 1862. and died two days later, on May 21, in
CONRAD FRIEDRICH HAGELGANS - 1863-1864
Conrad Friedrich Hagelgans, second son of Wilhelm and Sophia Troell Hagelgans. was
born July 25, 1863, but died eight months later, on April 10, 1864. in Wichmannshausen.
ANNE CATHARINA HAGELGANS SCHOELZEL - 1865-1949
Anne Catharina Gertrude Hagelgans, daughter of Wilhelm and Sophia Troell Hagelgans,
was born February 15, 1865 in
immigrated to the
She arrived at the Port of Baltimore, Maryland on June 24, 1885. Her mother and
brothers came a few months earlier on different ships.
They all settled in
of how her mother had to leave a boyfriend in
much she missed him for awhile. But then she met Joseph SCHOELZEL, and on October 2,
years. Joseph was born in
certificate by his son, Arthur. A paper found inside Annie's Bible gave his birthplace
as Breslau, Schlesien, Preussen, Germany.
Annie and Joseph settled on a farm in
the land. Joseph became well known for his large, delicious watermelons. He was very
meticulous and knew exactly how many watermelons he had growing. His daughter
remembered the time he discovered a watermelon missing and hid near his watermelon
patch to try to catch the culprit if he returned. The waiting paid off when he saw a
neighbor jump the fence. The neighbor's explanation was that his girlfriend wanted one
and he had taken it for her!
Joseph and Annie became the parents of nine children. Two children died before the
1900 Census as in that census, Annie stated she was the mother of seven children with
JACOB JOHN (JAKE) HAGELGANS - 1867-1932
Jacob Hagelgans was born February 8, 1867 in
child of Wilhelm and Sophia Troell Hagelgans. At the age of seventeen he came alone
on the ship Nuenberg departing from
his Uncle Henry Troell had settled. Early in 1885 his mother and younger brother
came, and his sister arrived that summer. Ten years later, on Oct 19, 1894, Jacob
applied for Naturalization in
On June 12, 1900 Jake married KATIE REITZER in
with parents Ambrose and Ottilia Reitzer, and eight children ranging from twelve year
old Charley to one year old Cathrina, who would turn two in June of that year. Baby
Cathrina's birthdate fits Jacob's wife, Katie's. The two oldest children in this
Reitzer family were Charley and Lucy. And Jacob and Katie gave these names tO tWO Of
their children. In that 1880 Census, Ambrose Reitzer was 47, a farmer and justice,
born at "
Hellen, 9: Shela, 8: Dommick, 7: Xavier, 6: Ottilia. 3: and Cathrina, 1.
In the 1900 Federal Census, Jacob and Katie and two year old, Christine, were living
with his mother, Sophia and her husband, Ephriam
Katie and Jacob, who went by "Jake", had five children: Sophie, Ofelia, Lucy, Thekla,
and Joe. Christine died January 12. 1905, at the age of six. Jake's seventy-six year
old mother, Sophia Troell Hagelgans Myers, was living with them. but died a few months
later. Jake was recorded as a house painter. In the 1920 Census, he was farming. Eight
children were then living at home. Jake died August
26, 1932 in
Katie ("Katherine" on her tombstone), died February 28, 1953, and they were buried in
JACOB SONNY HAGELGANS - born Mar 13, 1893; died Dec 1, 1894 - (Possibly Jacob's son
from a previous marriage)
CHRISTINE HAGELGANS - born Nov 25, 1898; died Jan 12, 1905 - (Possibly Jacob's
daughter from a previous marriage)
SOPHIE HAGELGANS - 1901-
OFELIA HAGELGANS - 1903 - Married Terry MUNK
LUCY HAGELGANS - 1905 - Married Jessie Lee CASEY
THEKLA ANNA HAGELGANS - born Dec 19, 1907; Bap. in
1910. Married -
JOSEPH AUGUST (JOE) HAGELGANS - born Sep 30, 1909- Bap. in Emanuel's Lutheran Ch.
Apr 3, 1910. Was a veteran of three and a half years of service in WWII, serving
nineteen months in
He received Good Conduct Medal, European Theater Ribbon, & seven Battle Stars.
(From undated newspaper clipping in Anne Catharina Hagelgans Schoelzel's Bible.
Joe was her nephew.) He married Mrs. Josie Lorenz, 28 Dec 1945 in Guadalupe Co. TX.
1952 Seguin Phone Book listed Joe & Josie Hagelgans, with Joe as Employed RAFB.
LOLA JANE HAGELGANS - born 3 June 1911 in
EDWARD DANIEL (EDDIE) HAGELGANS - born Oct 11, 1913; Married - Died Jan 17, 1967.
CHARLES (CHARLIE) HAGELGANS - born Dec 3, 1915; - Married Anita Mildred SCHWERDTFEGER,
23 Jun 1935 in Guadalupe Co. TX.
GEORGE HAGELGANS - born Sep 9, 1919.
Son HAGELGANS - born after 1920; Married -
PETER HAGELGANS - 1872-1929
Peter Hagelgans was born October 29, 1872 in
of Wilhelm and Sophia Troell Hagelgans. He immigrated in 1885, at the age of twelve
and a half, to
was a carpenter. He died January 22, 1929, and Rosalia on April 6, 1939, both in San
for nineteen years at
Wheat, also listed this address as hers. Peter and Rosalia were buried in the
Baby HAGELGANS - born and died 1895
JOSEPHINE HAGELGANS - born Sep 1896
JOHN WILLIAM HAGELGANS - 1897-1945
Married Dora (1897-1971); Baby Dena R. Hagelgans - born and died in 1925. John, Dora
and Dena are buried in
FRANZ JOSEF HAGELGANS - born Sep 18, 1901; Bap. in
GISELA Lina HAGELGANS - born Dec 22, 1903; Bap. in
Married John J. LEMASKY on October 4, 1920; She became a great musician.
OTTO JOSEF HAGELGANS - born March 29, 1906; died in 1983; Bap.in Emanuel's Lutheran
Marcos Cemetery, Hays Co.
ANNIE HAGELGANS - 1908 - Married Fred WELGE
ANTOINETTE LILY MARY HAGELGANS - born March 12, 1910; Bap. in Emanuel's Lutheran Ch.
Mar.31, 1911; Married Mr. Wheat.
ALFRED Georg HAGELGANS - born October 28, 1912; Bap. in Emanuel's Lutheran Ch. Dec 29,
1913; Died July 13, 1940.
ELISABETH "Ella Eugenie" HAGELGANS - born November 3, 1914; Bap. in Emanuel's Lutheran
Information obtained from Census Records, Emanuel Lutheran Church Records (obtained by
Joan Lorenz Waldbusser), Marriage Records, Cemetery
The following marriages were found in the INDEX to BEXAR COUNTY MARRIAGE RECORDS.
Only the marriages performed before 1926 had the licenses copied on film. The dates
are not included in the index. All of the marriages listed below would have been
performed after 1925, as none of their licenses were found, with the exception of
Gisela L. Hagelgans & John J. Lemasky; whose license was found on film with the date
of October 4, 1920.
License # GROOMS/HAGELGANS Volume Page
88774 Otto Hagelgans & Mary Welge 46 469
80363 Frank Hagelgans & Myrtle Loeschman 40 103
117707 Ed Hagelgans & Ruby Rhodes 69 207
132650 George Hagelgans & Dessie Marie Sissons 77 186
146549 E. D. Hagelgans & Vivian G. Payne 83 619
151053 Edward Hagelgans & Bernice Leitner 86 20
162354 Edward Hagelgans & Ruth Lillian Millican 91 287
182339 George Hagelgans & Opal Farris Allison 100 609
193072 Otto J. Hagelgans Jr. & Hazel F. Geissler106 27
195126 J. C. Hagelgans & Betty Louise Crum 107 11
195957 Frank Allan Hagelgans &.
250791 Lawrence Jerome Hagelgans & Virginia Keyes 133 366
255935 Frank Allan Hagelgans & Margaret Ann High 135 681
258885 Alvin Reese Hagelgans & Betty Lou Cullum 137 264
58077 Gisela L. Hagelgans & John J. Lemasky 22 452
(Gisela was a great musician)
77878 Annie Hagelgans & Fred Welge 38 140
119814 Ruby Hagelgans & Paul Carmichael 70 621
135925 Roena Hagelgans & Willie Eugene Barnett 78 578
181304 Katie Hagelgans & William Bothe 100 304
Anna HAGELGANS and Jos SCHOELZEL 1 269 Oct 2, 1888
Jacob HAGELGANS and Katie REITZER 3 424 Jun 12, 1900
Peter HAGELGANS and Rosalia LEITNER 2 205 Dec 25, 1894
Charlie HAGELGANS & Anita Schwerdtfeger12 455 Jun 22, 1935
Joe A. HAGELGANS and Mrs. Josie LORENZ 16 534 Dec 28, 1945
John W. HAGELGANS "Father" - 1897-1945
Dora HAGELGANS "Mother " - 1897-1971
Dena R. HAGELGANS - 1925-1925
Otto J. HAGELGANS "Father" - 1905-1983
Mary M. HAGELGANS "Mother"- 1907-1971
WITH SPECIAL APPRECIATION TO JOAN LORENZ WALDBUSSER, ARLINE HANNICH
KREGER, HERBERT SCHOELZEL and the LEHMANN FAMILY.
Stand: April 2008