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Bettinger / Reilly Family

Updated 06/06/2010

Source: "The Tibbits (Tibbitts), Reilly, Bettinger, & McCarthy Family Tree Book 1784 to 1994" by Mary Heindel Reilly

The descendant listing below was created by Michael R. Reilly using Family Tree Maker Genealogy Software - See bottom of page for contact instructions regarding updating/corrections.

 

Descendants of Nicolaus Levi (Boettinger) Bettinger, Sr.

Generation No. 1

 

1. NICOLAUS (LEVI) H. (BOETTINGER)2 BETTINGER, SR. (?1) was born March 02, 1820 in Strausbourg, Germany (Source: 1880 Federal Census, Age 57 which would place birth year at 1822 or 1823. The 1920 Census entry for his son Charles indicates that his father was born in Strassbourg (?), Germany.), and died February 10, 1896 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Michael A. Weber 7/27/2003, Vol. 136 Page 290Mary Heindel Reilly indicates death record V137 pg 28.). He married ANGELINE "ANGELA" BRACHMANN (Source: 1880 Federal Census, 1880 Census lists the nickname of Angela.) November 05, 1850 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Milw County Vol. B Pg 245.), daughter of ANTON BRACHMANN and SUSANNA GRUENAWALD. She was born February 17, 1831 in Weiskirchen, Prussia (Source: Michael A. Weber 7/27/2003, Mike has her birth as Feb 1832.), and died September 30, 1895 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Milwaukee County Courthouse, V132 P278.).

Notes for NICOLAUS (LEVI) H. (BOETTINGER) BETTINGER, SR.:

In the book "History of Milwaukee', R977.5959L2, published in 1884, an excerpt under "Boarding Houses and Saloons","Levi H. Bettinger, saloon and boarding-house, No. 775 Pierce Street, is a native of Prussia, born in 1823. July 4, 1840 (Michael A. Weber has it 1842) he came to America and remained four years in New York State, coming to Milwaukee in 1844. He was foreman for Geo. Burnham eighteen years and drove team ten years; was in the brick business twenty-eight years in all. In 1850 he was married to Miss Angelina Brachman, a native of Prussia. They have three sons and four daughters. The family are all members of the Roman Catholic Church."

The same book had an article on his son ...John G. Bettinger, the son of Nicholas and Angeline (Brauckman) Bettinger, who were both born in Prussia. Nicholas Bettinger was born in Germany on March 2, 1822, and his wife on Feb 17, 1832.

The elder Bettinger immigrated to America in 1840 and landed in Buffalo, New York. He remained there a year and then, in company with five cousins, walked to Milwaukee, landing in thee city in 1842. For a time he worked for a Mr. Cooper as a trapper and hunter. He was one of the early settlers and also worked for Solomon Juneau. Subsequently he became foreman of George Burnhams' brick-yard, which at that early day was located on Grand Avenue (now Wisconsin Ave.). Mr. Bettinger was a fine workman, knew how to handle men, and he remained with this firm for twenty-eight years, being in their employee altogether thirty-two years. At the end of that time he determined to go into business for himself, bought some teams and engaged in the contracting business for about eight years. After retiring from business, he spent his last years of his life on South Pierce street. Mrs. Bettinger passed to her last rest in 1897 and was followed by her husband in six months (Death certs. show it was 1895)....." (Note: if this book mentions their deaths, then the orig 1884 book referenced had to be a later reprint. Mike Reilly 7/27/03).

From Michael A. Weber: Owned houses on Pierce St. that was known as

Bettinger's Park.

 

Mary Heindel Reilly surmises that some of his cousins settled in the Milwaukee area and some possibilities are the males who were godparents for his children: Petro Bauer, Joannes Georges Barbian, Nicholas Schuh, Peter Schaus, Charles Lalle), Joseph Amann, and Nicholas Bettinger, Josephus Meminger, Augustus Borgers, Petrus Bettinger, George Amann. Obviously Peter is one of the cousins (or?) but does Nicholas have a cousin with the same name or was he sponsor for one of his own children?

1859 Directory lists 2 Joseph Aman or Amann; a Joseph Meminger, saloon, 325 E. Water; Nicolaus, foreman, Ludington & Co., h cor Thirteenth and Fourteenth.

 

From :Milwaukee City Directory for 1857 & 1858 Volume 1 First Series

Milwaukee: Steam Press of King, Jermain & Co. 205 and 207 East Water

Street

http://www.linkstothepast.com/milwaukee/1858mkedirectoryB.html

the following are listed:

BETTINGER: Neiklous Brick-maker, near Burnham brick- yard

BETTINGER: Valentine Tailor, bds E. Bischof (relation to Nicholas?)

and these possible Brachmann relation:

BRACHMANN: John laborer.

BRACHMAN: Peter laborer, Rail Road, near Brown, N.

BROCKMANN: Ernst mason, Peutonia road, S.Third Avenue.

The 1859 Directory lists the following Brockmann:

Ernst, mason, Harmon bet Sixth and Seventh

Frederick, mason, Twelfth bet Galena and Cherry

Charles, laborer, h e Third Ave. and Railroad.

More About NICOLAUS (LEVI) H. (BOETTINGER) BETTINGER, SR.:

Date born 2: March 20, 1820 (Source: Michael A. Weber 7/27/2003.)

Burial: Holy Trinity Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Holy Trinity Burial Record, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Tombstone reads "Angela Bettinger Geb. 17 Feb 1831; Gest. 30 Sept. 1895 and Nikolaus Bettinger Feb. 2 Marz 1820; Fest. 10 Feb. 1896" and one small corner markers says "Boettinger.")

Census: 1880, Nik Bettinger age 57, b. Germany, married to Angela, age 48, b. Germany, dau's Susan, age 19, b. WI., Margaritha, age 17, b. WI., Charles A., son, age 11, b. WI., and niece (?) Barbara, age 9, b. WI.

Death Cause: Chronic Gastritis

Emigration 1: July 04, 1840, Buffalo, NY (stayed with 5 cousins - their names?)

Emigration 2: 1844, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Occupation 1: 1859, Nicholas Bettinger, brick maker, h on Mukwonago n Kilbourn. (Source: 1859 Milw. City Directory.)

Occupation 2: Bet. 1889 - 1890, Operates Boarding House at 755 S. Pierce (same as his res.)

Residence 1: February 10, 1896, 753 Pierce St. (Source: Michael A. Weber 7/27/2003.)

Residence 2: July 01, 1848, Purchased 40 acres of land at the Milwaukee Land Office, Doc. 25651. Legal Disc. - NWNW 4th PM - 1831 Minnesota/ Wisconsin Frct. Sec. : NO, Township 10N Range 18E Section 25./ (Source: Wisconsin Land Records Ancestry.com.)

Residence 3: 1862, Not listed in Milw. City Directory

Residence 4: 1863, Laborer, h n Mukwonago road nr Muskego (Source: 1863 Milw. City Directory.)

Residence 5: Bet. 1870 - 1871, Brickmaker, res. 775 Pierce (Source: 1870/1871 Milw. City Directory.)

Residence 6: Bet. 1875 - 1876, Nicholas L. Bettinger, res. 775 Pierce (Source: 1875/76 Milw. City Directory.)

Residence 7: 1878, Grader, res. 775 S. Pierce

Residence 8: Bet. 1889 - 1890, 755 S. Pierce (Source: 1889/90 Milw. City Directory.)

More About ANGELINE "ANGELA" BRACHMANN:

Burial: Holy Trinity Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

More About NICOLAUS BETTINGER and ANGELINE BRACHMANN:

Marriage: November 05, 1850, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Milw County Vol. B Pg 245.)

 

Children of NICOLAUS BETTINGER and ANGELINE BRACHMANN are:

i. ANNA AGNES3 BETTINGER, b. May 29, 1851; d. July 06, 1851, Holy Trinity Church, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

More About ANNA AGNES BETTINGER:

Christening: June 01, 1851, Holy Trinity Church, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Sponsors: Petro Bauer and Anna Schuh (Source: 1857/58 Milwaukee City Directory, BAUER: Peter brick-maker, near Burnham brickyard.)

2. ii. JOANNES (JOHN) G. BETTINGER, b. June 21, 1852, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; d. February 06, 1915.

3. iii. NICOLAUS LEVI BETTINGER, JR., b. April 26, 1857, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; d. January 28, 1914, Age 56.

iv. SUSANNAM (SUSAN) BETTINGER, b. July 10, 1860, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; m. EMIL MELMS, October 16, 1880, Holy Trinity Church, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

More About SUSANNAM (SUSAN) BETTINGER:

Christening: July 15, 1860, Holy Trinity Church, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Sponsors: Eva Wallensack and Charles Lall(e)

More About EMIL MELMS:

Religion: Protestant

More About EMIL MELMS and SUSANNAM BETTINGER:

Marriage: October 16, 1880, Holy Trinity Church, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Marriage bann: Church records give husband's name as Emilium Wilms

Witnesses: F. R. Scheeley and Nicholas Bettinger

v. MARGARETHA BETTINGER, b. May 30, 1863, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

More About MARGARETHA BETTINGER:

Christening: June 16, 1863, Holy Trinity Church, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Sponsors: Margaretha Bauer and Peter Schaus(s)

vi. JOSEPH BETTINGER, b. October 16, 1865, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; d. October 19, 1865, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

More About JOSEPH BETTINGER:

Christening: October 16, 1865, Holy Trinity Church, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Sponsors: Joseph Aman(n) and M. Gloiman(?)

vii. JOSEPH BETTINGER, b. November 02, 1866, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; d. September 11, 1867, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

More About JOSEPH BETTINGER:

Christening: November 18, 1866, Holy Trinity Church, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Sponsors: Joseph Meminger and Magan Wallensack (Source: 1857/58 Milwaukee City Directory, MEMINGER: Joseph saloon, 325 East Water.)

4. viii. CHARLES A. BETTINGER, b. July 06, 1868, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

ix. BARBARA BETTINGER, b. August 01, 1870, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

More About BARBARA BETTINGER:

Christening: August 21, 1870, Holy Trinity Church, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Sponsors: Maria Bauer and Petrus (Peter) Bettinger

x. EMMA BETTINGER, b. June 21, 1872, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

More About EMMA BETTINGER:

Christening: June 30, 1872, Holy Trinity Church, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Sponsors: George Amann and Emma Wallensack

xi. ANNA MARIA BETTINGER, b. August 09, 1873, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

More About ANNA MARIA BETTINGER:

Christening: August 1873, Holy Trinity Church, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Sponsors: Nicholas Bettinger (Anna's older brother?) and Maria Bettinger

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. JOANNES (JOHN) G.3 BETTINGER (NICOLAUS (LEVI) H. (BOETTINGER)2, ?1) was born June 21, 1852 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: 1880 Federal Census, Joihn indicates he and his parents were all born in Bavaria, Bayern (note: may have been looking at wrong document - Mike Reilly 7/30/03) Maria was born in Wisconsin, but her father in Germany and mother in Bohemia. This contradicts info in Mary Heindel Reilly book. The Holy Trinity Baptism record shows a date of June 27, 1852 and being born (no Milw County record?) on June 21 1852 in Milwaukee.), and died February 06, 1915 (Source: Calvary Cemetery, Burial Record, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.). He married MARIA (MARY) SCHRAM May 1878 in Holy Trinity Church, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, daughter of MATHIAS SCHRAM and BARBARA MAY. She was born March 20, 1850 in West Prussia (Source: 1930 Federal Census, lists age as 80 yrs born in 1849.), and died April 22, 1935 in South 92nd Street, Milwaukee (Source: Calvary Cemetery, Burial Record, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.).

Notes for JOANNES (JOHN) G. BETTINGER:

The following article is from "Memoirs of Milwaukee County", "John G. Bettinger is one of the prominent citizens and business men who played an important part in the development of the Cream City. He was born in Milwaukee on June 21, 1852, the son of Nicholas and Angeline (Bruckman) Bettinger, who were born in Prussia.... John was reared in Milwaukee and received his education in the Eight Ward and at Trinity school; he was reared in the Catholic faith and joined the church when quite young. He resided at home with his parents until he was twenty-one years of age (approx 1873). For two years he worked in a distillery in Milwaukee, and then engaged for three years in the buying and selling of horses with Wirth Brothers. After his marriage (May 1878) Mr. Bettinger returned (from where?) to Milwaukee and worked for one year in a distillery, which burned, then engaged in the saloon business at 593 Park street and continued in the business for twenty-eight years. He was a hard worker, attended to all his business himself, and never even had a bar-tender. Mr. Bettinger owns nine cottages, a hotel on South Pierce Street, known as Bettinger's Court, and he also has a two-story frame building on the same street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues, and another on Twenty-ninth avenue, and a saloon on Park street. He owns a farm of twenty acres where he now lives, and just completed one of the most up-to-date residences in the town. Mr. Bettinger went into the country for the benefit of two of his children, who are invalids. He and his wife like the country and expect to make their home there the rest of their days. They have eight children...."

Additional Mary Heindel Reilly comments - " The 1870/78 Milw City Dir. shown in his father's history verifies John lived with his parents until he married, which is a tradition his children continued. It is not known which two children are invalids. One might be his oldest son, Nicholas, because he wasn't employed. The following event must have occurred in John Bettinger's younger days when he was only 27 yrs old. This is a newspaper article from the Milwaukee Sentinel, August 12, 1879, 3/8: "Last evening John Bettinger and Fred Weidner were hauled into the lock-up for their part into the assault on Officers Pringle and Arnold." John Bettinger was quite the entrepreneur and had his fingers in quite a few pots. He seemed to hold substantial land holdings. I wonder what happened to the family and their property?"

More About JOANNES (JOHN) G. BETTINGER:

Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Block 16, Row 106, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Census: 1880, Milwaukee ED 128 dated 6/1/1880 w/ Maria age 30 and Nicholas age 1.

Christening: June 27, 1852, Holy Trinity Church, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Emigration: 1865, According to Census

Occupation 1: Bet. 1889 - 1890, Scavenger, res. 753 Park (Source: 1889/90 Milw. City Directory.)

Occupation 2: 1878, Teamster, bds. 775 Pierce (Source: 1878 Milw. City Directory.)

Residence: Bet. 1875 - 1876, Bds 775 Pierce, no occupation listed

Sponsors: Margaretha Brachmonet (Brachmann) and Joannes Georges Barbian (possible namesake relative?)

Notes for MARIA (MARY) SCHRAM:

SCHRAMM, Nikolaus, age 33, village of Thailen with mother, Katharina ge. Wiesen, age 65, sister, Elisabeth age 29, son, Nikolaus Schramm, age 5

Possible relationship to Maria

source: http://freepages.family.rootsweb.com/~konrath/emigrantsrecords.html

More About MARIA (MARY) SCHRAM:

Burial: April 22, 1935, Calvary Cemetery, Block 16, Row 106, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Census: April 30, 1930, 508-518 Greenfield Township

Residence 1: 1920, Census at Woodlawn Ave., Greenfield, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Residence 2: 1930, Census - Greenfield Township 508-518, census taken 4/30/1930

More About JOANNES BETTINGER and MARIA SCHRAM:

Marriage: May 1878, Holy Trinity Church, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

Children of JOANNES BETTINGER and MARIA SCHRAM are:

i. NIKOLAUS4 BETTINGER, b. March 03, 1879 (Source: 1930 Federal Census, Age 51 and born in 1878.).

More About NIKOLAUS BETTINGER:

Residence: 1884, Living with parents (Source: Milw City Directory 1884.)

ii. ANGELINE "ANGELA" BETTINGER, b. July 07, 1881, Park Street, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Milw County Vol. 21 pg147.); d. May 13, 1884, 593 Park Ave., Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Holy Trinity Death Record, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Record doesn't show her parents names but they show that an Angeline Bettinger was 2 yrs, 10mos., old when she died. Calvery Cemetery record.).

More About ANGELINE "ANGELA" BETTINGER:

Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Block 4, Row 140, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

iii. BARBARA BETTINGER, b. March 11, 1883; m. DR. J. G. KUHNMUENCH.

More About BARBARA BETTINGER:

Residence: 1884, 455 American Avenue, Milwaukee

iv. MARY BETTINGER, b. March 04, 1885 (Source: 1930 Federal Census, Age 46, but Mary Heindel Reilly has yr as 1885.); d. August 30, 1952, 1215 S. 15th Place (Source: Calvary Cemetery, Burial Record, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.).

More About MARY BETTINGER:

Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Block 16, Row 106, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

v. JOHN BETTINGER, b. September 13, 1886; d. September 01, 1944, 1305 S. 40th Street (Source: Calvary Cemetery, Burial Record, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.).

More About JOHN BETTINGER:

Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Block 16, Row 106, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Census: 1920, 593-61-86 Res. Park St, and is a saloon bartender.

Occupation: 1884, Lives with parents and is a saloon keeper. (Source: Reilly book by Mary Heindel Reilly, Note following his entry in Section F-1 page 8 indicates he was living with parents in 1884, he was born in 1886..)

vi. EVA BETTINGER, b. November 13, 1887 (Source: Reilly book by Mary Heindel Reilly, A note follows on page Section F-1 page 8 that she was living with parnets in 1884 but she was born in 1887.).

vii. HELEN BETTINGER, b. September 22, 1890; d. March 27, 1892 (Source: Calvary Cemetery, Burial Record, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March 27 may be the burial date not the date of her death on the 25th per Mary Heindel Reilly.).

More About HELEN BETTINGER:

Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Block 4, Row 140, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

viii. MARTHA BETTINGER, b. July 30, 1892 (Source: SSDI.); d. February 20, 1988, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; m. FRANCIS SLATTERY; b. June 30, 1892 (Source: SSDI.); d. August 1967, Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas.

More About FRANCIS SLATTERY:

Occupation: 1930, Dentist

 

3. NICOLAUS LEVI3 BETTINGER, JR. (NICOLAUS (LEVI) H. (BOETTINGER)2, ?1) was born April 26, 1857 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Reilly book by Mary Heindel Reilly, Lists Baptismal Cert. as birth date source. Christening on May 3, 1857. In 1994 Mary Heindel Reilly notes that Holy Trinity Church is now Our Lady of Guadalupe church.), and died January 28, 1914 in Age 56 (Source: Mount Olive Burial Record, Milwaukee, Mary Heindel Reilly has his death as in 1902, this was the year his son Nicholas accidentally died.). He married BERTHA SCHMIDT May 05, 1879 in Holy Trinity Church, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Holy Trinity Marriage Record, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.), daughter of FERDINAND SCHMIDT and WILHELMINA DREWS. She was born Bet. April 15, 1860 - April 14, 1861 in Stettin, Pommern (Pomerania), Prussia, German Empire - East (Source: Birth Year, Birth year mistake - Bertha would have been only 10 years old when first child was born. 1920 Federal Census lists her as age 58. The 1930 Census taken on 4/14/1930 lists her age as 69 yrs. Michael A. Weber has her birth as October 1860.), and died February 1942 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: 1930 Federal Census, Bertha is age 69 and living with her daughter Helen on Seventh Ave in Milwaukee, ED 296, Ward 23. The Reilly book shows her in a 1940 photo with her children. Note: Michael A. Weber has her death as Feb 1942.).

Notes for NICOLAUS LEVI BETTINGER, JR.:

His daughter, Helen (Bettinger) Ode, said her father, Nicholaus, was a good man, a good provider, and had invested in a tavern. Because he was such a jolly, kind and happy go lucky man, they wanted him in the tavern to liven it up and he eventually became an alcoholic. When his son, Frank, was two or three years old (abt 1900) his wife, Bertha, kicked him out of the house because of his drinking.

There are several unflattering newspaper articles about a Nicholaus Bettinger. As it is unlikely they were about his father, and there isn't any knowledge of another relative with the same name, and especially because of Helen's description of her father above, they are being attributed to Nicholaus Jr. The articles are all from the Milwaukee Sentinel as follows (source: Reilly book by Mary Heindel Reilly):

August 16, 1879, 8/2: "Chief Kenedy is thinking of revoking the license on which Nick Bettinger keeps a saloon and dance house. The man's place has given police considerable trouble of late."

August 15, 1886, 7/5: "Nicholas Bettinger, a city scavenger, gave himself up at the central station at a late hour last night, reporting that he had accidentally shot Herman Wodtke, on Thirteenth Avenue. Bettinger says he was shooting an air-gun at a post in his yard, when he noticed a crowd gathering on the prairie two blocks away. Going over there he found Wodtke bleeding profusely from a bullet-hole in his back. Believing that the ball was one fired from his gun he gave himself up. Wodtke was in critical condition at an early hour this morning."

August 22, 1886, 3/5: "Herman Wodtke died yesterday morning from the effects of a pistol shot accidentally inflicted a week ago by Nicholas Bettinger. Wodtke was 54 years of age and leaves a wife and three children. Bettinger was arrested yesterday afternoon, and will be held on a charge of manslaughter."

August 24, 1886, 2/7: "The coroner's jury yesterday exonerated Nic Bettinger from blame for the accidental shooting of Ludwig Wudke. Dist. Atty. Williams says the verdict will not interfere with the criminal proceedings,, however, and the Mr. Bettinger will be arraigned on Sept. 1 to answer the charge of manslaughter. Mr. Bettinger, who is spoken of in the highest terms by his friends, is much affected by the bad accident."

Aunt Beatrice Miller says her maternal grandfather, Nicholaus Bettinger, was killed in a ditch by horses. He was a teamster. Ellen (Ode) Luhm says he died in an excavation accident. He and his team of horses fell into an excavation he was working on and was killed in 1902.

Two sources indicate his death in 1902 but the only Nic Bettinger that matches his birth year is one dying in 1914. No official source yet found for to validate the 1902 death.

More About NICOLAUS LEVI BETTINGER, JR.:

Burial: January 31, 1914, Mount Olive Cemetery, Blk 11, row 6, Grave 14, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Calvary Cemetery, Burial Record, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, No other Bettinger or relative appears to be buried near him. His family must have truly disowned him.)

Christening: May 03, 1857, Rev Joseph Sadler

Occupation 1: August 1879, Owns saloon and dance house

Occupation 2: August 1886, Listed as being a Scavenger.

Residence 1: January 28, 1914, 22nd Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Residence 2: 1880, Census lists as age 23, working as a teamster, living with Berth, age 19, and dau/ Margaritha, age 2.

Residence 3: 1891, Living at 755 Pierce with his father Nicolas and sister Barbara, and brother Charles A., and he is listed as a scavenger. (Source: 1891 Wright's Milwaukee Directory.)

Sponsors: Nicolaus and Eva Wallensack

Notes for BERTHA SCHMIDT:

After kicking out here husband abt 1900 she supported herself and the two children left at home, Helen and Frank, by working on consignment cases for people who were ill or having babies. When Helen married Walter Ode, Bertha continued to live with her son Frank, above her brother's tavern, Herman Schmidt's Tavern, on the corner of Forest Home and West Grant streets on Milwaukee's southside. When Frank decided to move out to California (abt 1919), she moved out to the Muskego farm of her daughter and husband, Helen and Walter Ode. (Source: Reilly book by Mary Heindel Reilly).

More About BERTHA SCHMIDT:

Emigration: Bet. 1873 - 1874 (Source: Reilly book by Mary Heindel Reilly, and Michael A. Weber notes., Depending on source: either 1873 or 74.)

Naturalization: 1889 (Source: Michael A. Weber 7/27/2003.)

Residence: 1930, Living with dau. Helen Ode on 7th Ave., Milwaukee

More About NICOLAUS BETTINGER and BERTHA SCHMIDT:

Marriage: May 05, 1879, Holy Trinity Church, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Holy Trinity Marriage Record, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.)

Marriage bann: June 14, 1879, Milw Sentinel page 2, col 4 "The Marriage records...Marriage Records recorded last week: Nicholaus Bettinger (laborer) and Bertha Schmidt."

Witnesses: Joannes Bettinger and Francisco Bauer

 

Children of NICOLAUS BETTINGER and BERTHA SCHMIDT are:

5. i. MARGARETHA4 BETTINGER, b. September 14, 1879, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; d. September 21, 1952, Buena Vista, Pewaukee Lake, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

ii. JOANNES BETTINGER, b. March 1881.

iii. NICHOLAS BETTINGER, b. Bef. September 16, 1883, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Waukesha Freeman Sept. 20, 1900, 1/5, Article says he was 17 yrs old at death.); d. September 16, 1900, Cemetery, Elm Grove, Waukesha, Wisconsin (Source: Waukesha Freeman Sept. 20, 1900, 1/5, Also Waukesha Death Record Vol.2 P 343 R1135 Image 1961 found at Ancestry.com.).

Notes for NICHOLAS BETTINGER:

Source: The Waukesha Freeman, Sept 20, 1900, 1/5: On Sunday Sept 16, 1900, Nicholas Bettinger and friend Herman Brandt took the train from Milwaukee to the Town of Brookfield (Waukesha County) to do some hunting. They took rifles and a pistol. On the way back they stopped off at the train station at Elm Grove and walked to the nearby local cemetery to eat their lunch. During this time Herman accidentally discharged his shotgun , hitting Nicholas in the bowel and groin area. As he went off in search of help, he heard a gun shot and returned to find that Nicholas had shot himself in the head with the pistol. After and inquiry, Herman was cleared of any malicious criminal act.

6. iv. MARY BETTINGER, b. 1884; d. 1985.

7. v. IDA BETTINGER, b. December 20, 1888; d. December 28, 1979.

8. vi. HELEN BETTINGER, b. February 19, 1892, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; d. September 16, 1989, Nursing home, Hales Corners, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

9. vii. FRANK BETTINGER, b. 1897.

 

4. CHARLES A.3 BETTINGER (NICOLAUS (LEVI) H. (BOETTINGER)2, ?1) was born July 06, 1868 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: 1930 Federal Census, Age 62.). He married HELEN ?. She was born Abt. 1867 in Trier, Germany (Source: 1930 Federal Census, age 62.).

Notes for CHARLES A. BETTINGER:

Note: Charles A. Bettinger isn't listed as a son of Nicholas Bettinger, Sr. in Mary Heindel Reilly's book, there is a "Augustus Carolus Bettinger" born abt the same time and it's my guess (Michael R. Reilly 7/31/03) that the name actually Translated into Charles Augustus(?) Bettinger.

More About CHARLES A. BETTINGER:

Name 2: Augustus Carolus Bettinger

Christening: July 19, 1868, Holy Trinity Church, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Sponsors: Augusta Borgers and Eva Kausch

More About HELEN ?:

Emigration: 1887 (Source: 1920 Federal Census.)

Naturalization: 1891 (Source: 1920 Federal Census.)

 

Children of CHARLES BETTINGER and HELEN ? are:

i. MATHEW CHARLES4 BETTINGER, b. October 15, 1894.

ii. GEORGE BETTINGER, b. Abt. 1904.

iii. MARY BETTINGER, b. October 25, 1906.

iv. MARGARET BETTINGER, b. Abt. 1909.

v. BARBARA BETTINGER, b. Abt. 1910.

 

Generation No. 3

 

5. MARGARETHA4 BETTINGER (NICOLAUS LEVI3, NICOLAUS (LEVI) H. (BOETTINGER)2, ?1) was born September 14, 1879 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and died September 21, 1952 in Buena Vista, Pewaukee Lake, Waukesha, Wisconsin. She married GEORGE EDWARD TIBBITS April 26, 1899 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, son of GEORGE TIBBITS and MARIA BOISCLAIR. He was born March 05, 1878 in Bay City (Saginaw City Hall), Saginaw, MI, and died December 25, 1959 in Ashland, Ashland, Wisconsin.

More About MARGARETHA BETTINGER:

Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

More About GEORGE EDWARD TIBBITS:

Burial: St. Agnes Cemetery, Ashland, Ashland, Wisconsin

Christening: March 29, 1878, St. Andrews Church, Saginaw City, Saginaw, MI.

More About GEORGE TIBBITS and MARGARETHA BETTINGER:

Divorce: Unknown

Marriage: April 26, 1899, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

Children of MARGARETHA BETTINGER and GEORGE TIBBITS are:

i. LAURA ANN L.5 TIBBITS, b. 1899.

ii. NATALIE "NETTIE" MARIE (TIBBITTS) TIBBITS (Source: Miller West Bend.FTW, Date of Import: Feb 11, 2001.), b. December 09, 1900, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Miller West Bend.FTW, Date of Import: Feb 11, 2001.); d. August 08, 1975, St. Joseph's Hospital, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Miller West Bend.FTW, Date of Import: Feb 11, 2001.); m. WILLIAM PATRICK REILLY (Source: Miller West Bend.FTW, Date of Import: Feb 11, 2001.), September 05, 1921, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Savannah, Chatam, Georgia (Source: Miller West Bend.FTW, Date of Import: Feb 11, 2001.); b. August 31, 1898, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Miller West Bend.FTW, Date of Import: Feb 11, 2001.); d. August 29, 1980, Tampa, Florida (Source: Miller West Bend.FTW, Date of Import: Feb 11, 2001.).

More About NATALIE "NETTIE" MARIE (TIBBITTS) TIBBITS:

Burial: August 1975, Holy Cross Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Miller West Bend.FTW, Date of Import: Feb 11, 2001.)

Funeral Services: St. Sebastian's Church, Wauwatosa, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Hobbies 1: Parish volunteer work - sewing and baking

Hobbies 2: Abt. 1965, Attended German language and watercolor painting classes at La Farge Senior Center, MIlw.

More About WILLIAM PATRICK REILLY:

Burial: September 05, 1980, Holy Cross Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Miller West Bend.FTW, Date of Import: Feb 11, 2001.)

Education: St. Patrick's Grade School, Milw. (near south side); Marquette Academy (Marquette High School today).

Funeral Services: St. Pius X Parish, Wauwatosa, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Hobbies 1: Abt. 1945, Softball and bowled in a left-handers league (Meno. Falls).

Hobbies 2: Cut hair - mainly relatives.

Occupation 1: 1921, Supervisors on docks, and railroad detective In Savannah, GA.

Occupation 2: Bef. 1921, Picking tomatoes - Alexandria, Virginia (living on Duke or King St.)

Occupation 3: Bet. 1926 - 1929, New Orleans, LA.; demonstrated products in dept stores; lived in mobile home court. Also worked in other southeast states.

Occupation 4: Abt. 1929, Worked at "Black Eagle" gas station; family lived in West Allis, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Occupation 5: Abt. 1931, "W.P. Reilly, President, Perfecta Mfg. Co., 326 W. State St., Milwaukee 3, Wisconsin; (Phone) Broadway 2310.

Occupation 6: Aft. 1945, Julius Rasmussen & Co. (Robt E. Reilly said his father still self-employed aft WWII).

Occupation 7: Abt. 1946, "Consultant, Mechanical Power Transmission Specialist", Rasmussen company.

Occupation 8: Aft. 1946, Invented "V-Belt Fastener", sold rights to another company.

Occupation 9: Aft. 1960, Aft retirement from Rasmussen, he worked part-time as a Milw. law firm messenger.

Pets: Bet. 1930 - 1936, Had a German Shepard named "Zip" in West Allis, and a St. Bernard named "Ponce".

Residence 1: Aft. September 15, 1921, 20 West Taylor St., Savannah, GA.

Residence 2: Abt. December 1925, 373 21st. St., 2nd Ward, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Residence 3: Abt. 1927, Farm (Location ? Source: Thomas James Reilly)

Residence 4: Abt. 1931, Small Pewaukee lake cottage aft fire detroyed Milw. residence.

Residence 5: Bet. 1931 - 1933, 59th St. near Greenfield Ave., West Allis, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Residence 6: Abt. 1934, 8626 W. Oakland St., West Allis, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Residence 7: Bet. April 1935 - 1949, Moved to Menomonee Falls, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Residence 8: Bef. August 1936, 200 Fond du Lac Ave., Menomonee Falls, Waukesha, Wisconsin. (Old Weber house)

Residence 9: Abt. 1940, Water St., Menomonee Falls, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Residence 10: Abt. 1945, Appleton Ave., Meno. Falls.

Residence 11: Bet. 1949 - 1955, Fussville (near Meno. Falls.), Waukesha, Wisconsin

Residence 12: 1955, Upper duplex near 68th and Lloyd Sts., Milwaukee

Residence 13: Aft. 1955, Lower duplex at 1309 N. 42nd St., Milwaukee

Residence 14: Bet. 1965 - 1975, Lower duplex at 1740 N. 56th St., Milwaukee (just 1/2 blk north of Washington Blvd.)

More About WILLIAM REILLY and NATALIE TIBBITS:

Marriage: September 05, 1921, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Savannah, Chatam, Georgia (Source: Miller West Bend.FTW, Date of Import: Feb 11, 2001.)

iii. MARGARET K. TIBBITS, b. November 16, 1902 (Source: SSDI.); d. September 1967, Westminster, Orange, CA (Source: SSDI.); m. WILLIAM HERMAN DUMMER; b. 1899.

iv. GLADYS MAE H. TIBBITS, b. 1906; m. (1) AL HIMMELSTEIN; b. February 22, 1896 (Source: SSDI.); d. April 1983, Houston, Harris, TX; m. (2) A. B. HILL; m. (3) ? PARKINSON.

v. CECELIA HATTIE TIBBITS, b. 1908; m. RAYMOND BOETTCHER, SR.; b. February 20, 1905; d. February 1980, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

More About RAYMOND BOETTCHER, SR.:

Residence: 1982, Last SSDI benefit paid to Pardeeville, Columbia, WI.

vi. BEATRICE "BEETS" ALIE TIBBITS, b. 1912; m. RALPH MILLER; b. 1901.

vii. BERNADETTE L. TIBBITS, b. 1914; m. (1) HOWARD KISSNER; m. (2) JAMES GRAY.

viii. GEORGE "BUD" B. TIBBITS, b. February 08, 1916; d. April 09, 1989; m. (1) ESTHER DURRENCE; b. February 23, 1912; d. December 1979, Glennville, Tattnall, GA.; m. (2) JANICE WATERS.

ix. ROBERTA "DOLLY" EVA TIBBITS, b. 1917; m. (1) JOSEPH EBERL; b. 1909; m. (2) JOHN RICHARD ZASTROW; b. 1923.

 

6. MARY4 BETTINGER (NICOLAUS LEVI3, NICOLAUS (LEVI) H. (BOETTINGER)2, ?1) was born 1884, and died 1985 (Source: Reilly book by Mary Heindel Reilly.). She married ART GOAD. He died Aft. September 1971 (Source: Reilly book by Mary Heindel Reilly, Mary and Art Goad were on Nettie and Bill Reilly's 50th wedding anniversary guest list in Sept 1971.).

 

Children of MARY BETTINGER and ART GOAD are:

i. FREDERICK C.5 GOAD, SR., b. February 22, 1903, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; d. January 19, 1996, Franklin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; m. (1) ELSA "ELSIE" ?; b. Abt. 1903 (Source: 1930 Federal Census.); m. (2) EDNA ?.

More About FREDERICK C. GOAD, SR.:

Census: 1930, Only Goad in 1930 Federal Wisconsin Census report with wife Elsa and son Frederick, (Source: 1930 Federal Census, ED 142 Milwaukee.)

ii. CHARLES A. GOAD, b. October 21, 1904 (Source: SSDI, and Milw Co. MR0207 Reel 001847 Ancestry.com, birth matches SSDI. SSN was issued in Missouri.); d. February 1982, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53207 (Source: SSDI, 494-05-8495.); m. MARIE ?; b. May 27, 1906; d. February 28, 1991, Florissant, St. Louis, Missouri (Source: SSDI, Her husband's (?) SSN was also issued in Missouri as was her's.).

More About CHARLES A. GOAD:

Residence: 1982, SSDI last res.

iii. WILLIAM GOAD, d. Died at age 3.

iv. ARTHUR GOAD, b. September 22, 1910; d. June 11, 1988, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: SSDI, SSN 389-03-2805.).

v. LORETTA GOAD, b. Abt. 1918; d. Bet. 1958 - 1959, Washington, D.C.; m. ? MC DOUGALL, Germany.

More About ? MC DOUGALL and LORETTA GOAD:

Marriage: Germany

vi. EUGENE GOAD.

More About EUGENE GOAD:

Residence: 1994, Montello, Wisconsin (no children) (Source: Reilly book by Mary Heindel Reilly, Section F-2 page 1.)

 

7. IDA4 BETTINGER (NICOLAUS LEVI3, NICOLAUS (LEVI) H. (BOETTINGER)2, ?1) was born December 20, 1888 (Source: SSDI.), and died December 28, 1979 (Source: SSDI.). She married (1) ? HUMPHREY. She married (2) AARON LEONHARDT. He died Abt. 1991 (Source: Reilly book by Mary Heindel Reilly.).

More About IDA BETTINGER:

Burial: Good Hope Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Social Security Number: 391-68-7719

 

Child of IDA BETTINGER and ? HUMPHREY is:

i. RUTH5 HUMPHREY, m. WALTER HAHN.

 

8. HELEN4 BETTINGER (NICOLAUS LEVI3, NICOLAUS (LEVI) H. (BOETTINGER)2, ?1) was born February 19, 1892 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: SSDI.), and died September 16, 1989 in Nursing home, Hales Corners, Waukesha, Wisconsin. She married WALTER H. ODE March 1919 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, son of HENRY ODE. He was born Bef. April 14, 1891 in Wisconsin (Source: 1930 Federal Census, Lists age as 39, census was taken on 4/14/1930.), and died 1950 (Source: Reilly book by Mary Heindel Reilly.).

Notes for HELEN BETTINGER:

"Helen was in the fifth grade when her mother, Bertha, left her alcoholic husband, and her mother took her out of school to help take care of her brother Frank, who was only two or three years old. When Helen was only fifteen years old she worked in knitting mills in Milwaukee and later worked for Gridley Dairy (now Bordens) wrapping butter. These jobs were before she married.

Helen lived with her mother , and brother, Frank, above their Uncle Herman's tavern. It was called Herman Schmidt's Tavern on the corner of Forest Home and West Grant Streets on Milwaukee's southside. Later Uncle Herman sold the tavern and bought a resort on Potter's Lake and moved there with his wife Emma. Because Frank went to California, Bertha broke up housekeeping and moved to the farm to help Helen.

After Helen married Walter, they immediately moved onto a farm in the Town of Muskego in Waukesha county, Wisconsin. After five and 1/2 years the prices on dropped on farm produce and milk and they lost their entire investment. They were forced to leave the farm and move back to Milwaukee. They moved to 1423 South 12th St. in 1925 on Halloween night and eleven days later, their youngest child, Gladys, was born.

Helen lived in her home until 1979 (including 29 yrs after Walter's death), when she came to to live with her daughter Ellen, and her husband Arnold Luhm, in Greendale. She lived with them there for eight and 1/2 years and moved with them to a smaller home in Hales Corners, Wisconsin. Shortly thereafter, Helen went into a nursing home. Fifteen months later she broke her hip and died six days later.

Helen was a hard worker, kept a very neat home and was loved by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

An Aunt Helen was on the 50th wedding anniversary guest list of Nettie (Tibbits) and Bill Reilly's in Sept 1971. Bill and Nettie received gifts from the Ode/Leonhardts." Source The Reilly Book by Mary Heindel Reilly and data from Ellen (Ode) Luhm.

More About HELEN BETTINGER:

Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Residence 1: Aft. 1919, After marriage, moved to farm in Town of Muskego, Waukesha County.

Residence 2: Abt. 1925, Aft 5 1/2 yrs on farm, farm produce and milk prices dropped , and they lost their entire investment.

Residence 3: Bet. October 30, 1925 - 1979, Moved to 1423 South 12th Street on Halloween night

Residence 4: 1979, Went to live with dau. Ellen and her husband Arnold in Greenfield, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Residence 5: Abt. 1988, After 8 1/2 yrs moved with dau. to smaller house in Hales Corners, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Residence 6: Abt. June 1988, Went into Hales Corners nursing home for 15 mos, broke her hip and died 6 days later

More About WALTER H. ODE:

Occupation 1: 1930, Census - Hardware Clerk

Occupation 2: Bef. 1919, Worked for a glue company in Carrolville, Wisconsin as a bookkeeper and late as a chemist before he married.

Occupation 3: Bet. March 1919 - November 1925, Farmer in Town of Muskego

Occupation 4: Bet. November 1925 - 1950, Worked for the Butter Hardware company/store

Residence: 1930, 7th Ave., 23rd Ward, Dist 296, Milwaukee, WI.

More About WALTER ODE and HELEN BETTINGER:

Marriage: March 1919, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

Children of HELEN BETTINGER and WALTER ODE are:

i. WALTER H.5 ODE, JR., b. May 17, 1920 (Source: 1930 Federal Census, Lists him as being 8 yrs old.); m. SHIRLEY ?.

Notes for WALTER H. ODE, JR.:

"Walter and his brother, Roland, served in the Army overseas during WWII. They were able to meet each other once in Manila and again in Tokyo, Japan." MHR

More About WALTER H. ODE, JR.:

Residence: Abt. 1993, Lives in Milwaukee and has a summer cottage on John's Lake, five miles out of Wautoma, Wisconsin (MHR)

ii. ELLEN ODE, b. November 25, 1922 (Source: 1930 Federal Census, Lists age as 7.); m. ARNOLD LUHM.

More About ELLEN ODE:

Occupation: Bef. 1993, Working with husband owning A-L Tool Supply Company, which sells industrial tool supplies in Milwaukee, in business for 38 yrs.

iii. ROLAND W. ODE, SR., b. 1924 (Source: 1930 Federal Census, Age 6.).

iv. GLADYS ODE, b. December 1925 (Source: 1930 Federal Census, Age is 4 yr 4 mos.); m. DAVID KREEL.

 

9. FRANK4 BETTINGER (NICOLAUS LEVI3, NICOLAUS (LEVI) H. (BOETTINGER)2, ?1) was born 1897. He married CATHERINE ROSENMERKEL. She died Aft. 1971.

 

Children of FRANK BETTINGER and CATHERINE ROSENMERKEL are:

i. ETHLYN5 BETTINGER, b. 1925; m. ALVIN ROEPKE; b. 1928 (Source: 1930 Federal Census, Age listed is 1 yr 7 mos.).

ii. DONALD BETTINGER, b. February 18, 1925; d. February 05, 2003, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: JSONLINE.COM, Obit.).

More About DONALD BETTINGER:

Burial: February 08, 2003, Good Hope Cemetery, Milwaukee, WI.

Military service: WWII Navy

 

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