Genealogy: Family Histories
Frederick "Fred" C. Hawes Family
Compiled and Edited by Michael R. Reilly
Last Revised 06/15/2005
Descendants of Frederick "Fred" HawesGeneration No. 1
1. FREDERICK "FRED"1 HAWES was born Abt. 1850 in Germany. He married SOPHIA VON WALTERS 16 Oct 1870 in Waukesha. She was born Abt. 1851, and died 18 Feb 1931.
Notes for FREDERICK "FRED" HAWES:
Golden Wedding - Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hawes
A half century of married life of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hawes was celebrated at their beautiful farm home in the village of Templeton, Wis., Oct. 16th, surrounded by their children and their families. The dining and living rooms were decorated with yellow chrysanthemums, the wedding cake was trimmed with yellow; and the bride's cake had fifty orange blossoms upon it. Favors were tiny yellow baskets, each containing an orange blossom. Place cards were alos yellow.
From 3 to 5 o'clock friends and neighbors called to offer congratulations. The Ladies Aid of the M. E. church, of which Mrs. Hawes has been a member for more than thirty years, and president for many years, presented her with ten dollars in gold. The children's gift to their parents was $100 in gold.
Mr. Hawes came to this country from Germany at the age of 14 years, and with his parents, settled on a small farm south of Waukesha, later purchasing a large farm near Baraboo, where the parents lived many years, passing on at the advanced ages of 89 and 94 years respectively.
Mrs. Hawes, nee Sophia Von Walters, was also born in Germany, coming to Waukesha at the age of 18 years. The long and tedious journey proved too much for her parents, the father dying three days after arriving in Waukesha and the mother following to the Great Beyond in two weeks' time. Many were the trials and heartaches of this family of two brothers and three sisters bereft in a strange country.
Mr. Hawes marriage to Sophia Von Walters occurred in Waukesha, Oct. 16, 1870. They went directly to Chicago where Mr. Hawes found employment in his uncle's coal yards remaining five years. Returning, Mr. Hawes purchased land where part of the village of Templeton now stands. As his family became larger and with several growing boys he became a tenant on the late Wm. Weaver's farm. Here the family remained nineteen years and from this home the children one by one went out into homes of their own. Mr. Hawes later built on his remaining 26 acres in the village, managing this farm himself and making it a model of neatness and thriftiness. He and his wife are spending their declining years in peace and plenty.
Ten children were born to this worthy couple, all of whom are living and all were present at the golden wedding, but one son, Walter, the great distance and his work preventing. The sons and daughters are: Mary, wife of W. H. Kramer, bookkeeper at the General Motors Works, Janesville; William, proprietor of Meadowbrook farm, Pewaukee, who married Miss Irene Edwards; Lewis, proprietor of Highland View farm, Lisbon, and who married Miss Ida Ochempa; Lydia, widow of the late Lewis Schock, East Troy; Caroline, widow of the late Dr. J. D. Lee, Menomonie, who made the supreme sacrifice in the recent war; Fred Jr., , superintendent of an electrical crane plant in Huntington, Ind., whose wife, formerly Miss Maud McCasen, passed on Oct. 9th at her home in Huntington, leaving her husband, two children and an aged father and mother of Plainville, Wis.; Walter, professor of chemistry in Spokane High School, at Spokane, Wash., unmarried; Elmer, salesman for the La Crosse Plow Works, who married Miss Beulah Faust; Luella, wife of Victor Hammond, a steel structural engineer, employed by the government at Newark, N. J.; Martha, wife of Edward Carmiff, employed as conductor on the N. W. R. R.. The grandchildren are; Harvey and Howard Hawes, Gladys, Delores and Maurice Kramer, Shirley and Fred Hawes, III. Boyd and June Carmiff.
Their ten sons and daughters have all been successful in chosen line of work and as they gathered at this fifieth anniversary they became as little children, the mother gathering them into dinner and after singing the Doxology, each one took his or her place at the table as they did when children.
On Sunday the family again gathered together at Meadowbrook farm when the day passed quietly. As the evening shadows began to fall all joined in singing, "God Be With You Till We Meet Again," and all departed to their homes to resume their various duties in life.
Irene Edward Hawes; Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, October 21, 1920
More About FREDERICK "FRED" HAWES:
Emigration: Abt. 1864
Occupation: Bet. Oct 1870 - Oct 1875, Found employment in his uncle's coal yards in Chicago remaining five years
Notes for SOPHIA VON WALTERS:
Mrs. Fred C. Hawes, aged 80, passed away at her home, 417 S. Grand Ave.,, Wednesday afternoon after a lingering illness, Until seven years ago she made her home in Sussex and was active in the affairs of the Methodist church there. Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, February 19, 1931
Survived by husband, daughter Mrs. H. W. Kraemer, of Janesville; William and Lewis Hawes (Ida must have died already), Pewaukee; Mrs. Lydia Shock, of Tampa, Florida; Mrs. Carol H. Lee of San Diego, Calif.; Mrs. V. E. Hammond of Hillside, N. J.; Elmer J. of Waukesha, Mrs. C. E. Canniff of Milwaukee; Fred C. Jr., of Huntington, Ind.; Walter C. of Spokane, Wash.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 1:15 p.m. at the Arthur D. Gasper Funeral home and 2:30 p.m. at the Methodist church at Sussex. Rev. C. W. Heywood officiated with interment at Rose Hill cemetery, Sussex, Wis.
More About FREDERICK HAWES and SOPHIA VON WALTERS:
Marriage: 16 Oct 1870, Waukesha
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