Frederick Waldorf

Frederick Waldorf was born in Germany cir. 1838. He was married to Wilhelmina Luseusky who was born in Germany cir. 1839. Family information says that Frederick's last name may have ben von Waldorf. Wilhelmina had a prior marriage which produced three daughters, Annie, Ida, and Tillie Waldowske and a son, Adolph Waldowske.

In early 2000, Bob Wank, through a search on the web site, found information about a Fredericum Von Waldorff being christened on 8 April 1634 at Sankt Kunibert Katholisch, Koein Stadt, Rheinland,Preussen. His father was Joannis Von Waldorff and his mother was Veronicae Von Bornheim. (Through another source, I have information that says a Johann von Waldorff and a Katharina von Ossendorff were witnesses for the Christening of Johann Daverkausen in 1624 in Koln at St Christopher.) And on the 1920 U.S. Census form shown on August Waldorf’s page, August listed his place of Birth as Preussen. They could be some of our early ancestors. It would be nice to make the connection. Any more researchers out there?

After Frederick and Wilhelmina emigrated to the United States in 1880 or 1881, Frederick worked on the Wabash railroad and took care of the track sections. Frederick died at age 84 in Detroit, Michigan. Wilhelmina also died at age 84, one year after her husband.

I regret that I have no photos of Frederick, but here is a shot of Wilhelmina.

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