Zalewski Family Genealogy

Mathias Balthazar FIRMENICH[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11]

Male 1838 - 1931  (~ 93 years)


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  • Name Mathias Balthazar FIRMENICH 
    Born Feb 1838  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Baptism Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    Cologne Cathedral 
    Birth 11 Feb 1840  Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 9, 12
    Birth 12 Feb 1842  Eicks, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 6, 8
    Immigration 22 Apr 1847  New York, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 9, 13
    Naturalization 1852  [14
    Occupation 1870  [5
    Laborer 
    Immigration 1880  [7
    Name Mathias Firminich  [15
    Occupation 1890–99  Ashland, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Millwright at Mowatt & Thompson, 303 Seventh Avenue E 
    Residence 1880  Brighton, Marathon Co., Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1882  Ashland, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Occupation 1880–1910  Farmer Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 9
    FamiySearch ID KVVH-BCD 
    Died 26 Sep 1931  Ashland, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 26 Sep 1931  Ashland, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Address:
    Saint Agnes Cemetery 
    Person ID I329  Zalewski Family
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2010 

    Father Johann Peter FIRMENICH,   b. Abt 1792, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1872, Brown, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Mother Anna Marie VOISSEL,   b. Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1860, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 30 Mar 1832  Buervenich, Rheinland, Preussen Find all individuals with events at this location  [19, 20
    Family ID F195  Group Sheet

    Family Paulina Henrietta THOMPSON,   b. 5 May 1849, Granville, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1910, Sanborn, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 11 Feb 1867  Holland, Brown, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 10, 15, 21
    Children 
     1. Albert J M FIRMENICH,   b. 29 Mar 1868, Wrightstown, Brown, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1938, International Falls, Koochiching, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     2. Mary F FIRMENICH,   b. 19 Jan 1870, Wrightstown, Brown, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1913  (Age 43 years)
     3. Henry William FIRMENICH,   b. 14 Aug 1871, Wrightstown, Brown, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1941  (Age > 71 years)
     4. Emma Jane FIRMENICH,   b. 23 Jun 1873, Wrightstown, Brown, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1941, Ashland, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     5. Frank Charles FIRMENICH,   b. 23 May 1875, Wrightstown, Brown, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1941  (Age 65 years)
     6. Anna P FIRMENICH,   b. 13 Jun 1877, Wrightstown, Brown, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1885  (Age 7 years)
     7. Hattie Bertha FIRMENICH,   b. 14 Jul 1879, Wausau, Marathon, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1885  (Age 6 years)
     8. Edmond F FIRMENICH,   b. 4 Dec 1880, Brighton, Marathon Co., Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1885  (Age 4 years)
     9. Sarah E FIRMENICH,   b. 9 Dec 1882, Brighton, Marathon Co., Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1885  (Age 2 years)
     10. Rose C FIRMENICH,   b. 20 Sep 1885, Ashland, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1978  (Age 92 years)
     11. Ida V FIRMENICH,   b. 26 Oct 1887, Ashland, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1952, Ashland, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     12. Clara Etta FIRMENICH,   b. 12 Dec 1889, Ashland, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1981, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     13. Edna Gertrude FIRMENICH,   b. 2 Jul 1892, Ashland, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1971, Grand Coulee, Grant, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 20 Jan 2016 
    Family ID F103  Group Sheet

  • Notes  Immigration:
    • Name: Mathias Fermaintz
      Arrival Date: 22 Apr 1847
      Estimated birth year: abt 1843
      Age: 4
      Gender: Male
      Port of Departure: Antwerp, Belgium
      Ship Name: Epervier
      Port of Arrival: New York, New York
      Line: 33
      Microfilm Serial: M237
      Microfilm Roll: M237_66
      List Number: 191
      Page Number: 2
    • Obviously incorrect since he was married in 1867 in Wisconsin and is noted in the 1850-1880 census records.

    Died:
    • From Superior Telegram, Sept 29, 1931

      AGED PIONEER LAID TO REST
      M.B. Firmenich, 91, Buried in Ashland Cemetery After Final Rites

      ASHLAND, Wis - Final rites for Mathias B. Firmenich, 91, pioneer resident of Ashland and a charter member of the Chequamegon Bay Old Settler's club. who died Saturday were to be held Tuesday morning at the A.F. Anderson residence, 900 Ninth avenue west at 9 o'clock and at the St. Agnes church at 9:30. Burial was to be made in St. Agnes cemetery.
      Born in Cologne, Germany, February 11, 1840, Mr. Firmenich came to Milwaukee in May 1847 and settled with his parents on a farm located in the wilderness 25 miles from that city.
      Coming in contact with Indians who the inhabited the region, he learned to weave baskets from ash wood, a hobby which he enjoyed until the time of his death. His marriage to Miss Pauline Thompson took place at Green Bay, February 11, 1867. Mrs. Firmenich preceded him in death by 21 years.

      Lived With Daughter

      Mr. Firmenich first worked in Ashland as a millwright for the Miller and Ritchie company. He was employed there for four years. and later became connected with D.W. Mowatt firm where he was employed until 1905. He also lived on a farm near Sanborn until 1916. For the past few years he has been making his home with his daughter. Mrs. Andrew Anderson on Ninth avenue west.

      Survivors Listed

      Surviving are: Five daughters, Mrs. Emma Martin, Milwaukee; Mrs. William McKinley, Seattle; Mrs. Tom Gorman, Iron Mountain, Mich.; Mrs. Joseph Fabro and Mrs. A.F. Anderson, Ashland. Two sons, Henry of Elma, Manitoba, and Albert of International Falls; fifty-two grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
      Six of his grandchildren saw service in France during the World war.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Corrigan Family Memories.

    2. [S200] 1880 US Census, Town of Brighton, Marathon Co., Wisconsin; 83; p. 300A; h.1 f.1; Mathias Firmenich; 17 March 2010.

    3. [S174] 1900 US Census, Town of Sanborn, Ashland Co., Wisconsin; 15; p. 3B; h.49 f.50; Mathias Firmenich; 9 June 2010.

    4. [S190] 1905 Wisconsin State Census, Mathias Firmenich; Sanborn, Ashland Co., Wisconsin, pg. 488.

    5. [S183] 1870 US Census, Wrightstown, Brown Co., Wisconsin; p. 433B; h.25 f.25; Mathias Firmenich; 9 June 2010.

    6. [S209] FamilySearch Germany Baptisms, Firmenich, Mathias - Eicks, Rheinland, Prussia; 1816-1845.

    7. [S189] 1930 US Census, Ward 3, District 4, Ashland, Ashland Co., Wisconsin; 2-4; p. 4A; h.92 f.92; Matthias Firmenick; 9 June 2010.

    8. [S192] 1860 US Census, Morrison, Brown Co., Wisconsin; p. 189; h.1425 f.1425; Mathias Firmenich; 9 June 2010.

    9. [S181] 1910 US Census, Town of White River, Ashland Co., Wisconsin; 18; p. 5B; h.72 f.74; M B Firmenich; 9 June 2010.

    10. [S251] Wisconsin Marriages, 1836-1930, 1882; Batch I00837-6, Source 1275774; Ref 1248; Mathius Firminich; 11 February 1867.

    11. [S314] Minnesota Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990, 19 February 2015; Albert M. Firmenick; 22 June 1938.

    12. [S173] 1920 US Census.
      District 8, Ashland Ward 7, Ashland Co., Wisconsin

    13. [S284] New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957.
      Year: 1847; Microfilm serial: M237; Microfilm roll: M237_66; Line: 33; List number: 191.

    14. [S173] 1920 US Census, Ward 7, Ashland, Ashland Co., Wisconsin; 8; p.23; h.1921; Mythias Firmenich; 2 August 2009.

    15. [S47] Wisconsin Marriages, Pre-1907, 283.
      Volume 3

    16. [S46] Ashland, Wisconsin Directories, 1888-93.

    17. [S15] Obituary, Emma Jane Firmenich Obituary, April 29, 1941 - Unknown Paper.

    18. [S341] Headstone.

    19. [S208] FamilySearch IGI - Germany, 3 November 2009; Anna Maria Voissel Marriage Record; Batch: M970333; Source: 0891349; 1800-1875.
      PDF format sent by researcher Paula Griepentrog

    20. [S296] Germany Marriages, 1558-1929, FHL microfilm 891349; 30 Mar 1832; Johann Peter Firmenich & Anna Maria Voissel.

    21. [S5] Marriage Certificate, Mathias Firmenich & Pauline Thompson.