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Franz "Frank" WALMER

Franz "Frank" WALMER

Male 1874 - 1946  (72 years)

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  • Name Franz "Frank" WALMER 
    Born 17 Mar 1874  Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Link WikiTree Profile 
    Note
    • See notes for Charles Joseph Walmer regarding his arrival in New York from Germany.

      Franz Walmer changed his name to John Muller, and lived in Oakland, CA in 1936. He is also found on the 1910, 1920 and 1930 US Census living near the 1910 home of his brother Charles J. Walmer in Bernardsville, NJ. He was a baker, as was Charles. It is unknown when or why Franz changed his name.

      So far, I have been unable to find him on the 1900 Census, though believe he was living in New York at the time. 1900 is also about the time he was married to Louise or Louisa who was born in Germany, and his eldest daughter Emma was born circa 1900 in New York.

      Future researchers should also look at the surname "Miller" as this was often how "Muller" was transcribed. No other records have been located for Franz/John or Louise/Louisa, or any of their children, Emma, William, Joseph, or Philomena. The latter three were all born in New Jersey, and were likely well known to the children of Charles. Some of the photos of Charles children whilst visiting NJ contain unknown individuals. Some of whom could be these cousins.

      -- MERGED NOTE ------------

      See notes for Charles Joseph Walmer.
      Born Franz Walmer (brother of Charles and Joseph [Jose']). Changed his name to John Carl Muller after arriving in the USA.
    Departure 1890  Achern, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation 1890 
    Baker 
    • Still a baker in 1930
    Arrival 12 Mar 1890  Castle Garden, The Battery, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    SS Friesland from Antwerp. His age is listed as 15. Franz traveled alone 
    Ship SS Friesland
    Ship SS Friesland
    Census 1910  Bernardsville, Somerset, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1920  Bernardsville, Somerset, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1930  Bernardsville, Somerset, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1935  Oakland, Alameda County, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 12 May 1946  Alameda County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • This only seems a likely death record for this person and remains unconfirmed
    Death Jun 1969  Vacaville, Solano County, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • This is a possible match for Franz Walmer aka John C. Muller. However, the CDI shows his birthplace as California
    Alternate Name John Carl Muller 
    Person ID I420  Black Oliver
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2016 

    Father "Opa" WALMER,   b. 1850, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother "Oma" (WALMER),   b. 26 Feb 1850, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1930  (Age < 79 years) 
    Married Bef 1874 
    Family ID F77  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family # Louise BIEHN,   b. 1877, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1900 
    Children 
     1. Emma MULLER,   b. 1900, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. William MULLER,   b. 10 Jul 1904, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1990, Davis, Yolo County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     3. Joseph MULLER,   b. 15 Jan 1906, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1972, Morristown, Morris, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     4. Philomena M MULLER,   b. 1908, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 13 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F1275  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Mar 1874 - Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeparture - 1890 - Achern, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - SS Friesland from Antwerp. His age is listed as 15. Franz traveled alone - 12 Mar 1890 - Castle Garden, The Battery, New York, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1910 - Bernardsville, Somerset, New Jersey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1920 - Bernardsville, Somerset, New Jersey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930 - Bernardsville, Somerset, New Jersey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1935 - Oakland, Alameda County, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 May 1946 - Alameda County, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Jun 1969 - Vacaville, Solano County, California Link to Google Earth
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  • Places
    Castle Garden
    Castle Garden

    Wikipedia Castle Clinton


  • Sources 
    1. [S180] Baden Germany Emigration Index.

    2. [S128] Passenger Records, The Battery.

    3. [S5] 1910 United States Federal Census, Year: 1910; Census Place: Bernards, Somerset, New Jersey; Roll: T624_907; Page: 14B; Enumeration District: 108; Image: 808.

    4. [S9] 1920 United States Federal Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: Bernards, Somerset, New Jersey; Roll: T625_1067; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 116; Image: 832.

    5. [S6] 1930 United States Federal Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Bernards, Somerset, New Jersey; Roll: 1383; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 0002; Image: 288.0; FHL microfilm: 2341118.

    6. [S22] California Death Index, Place: Alameda; Date: 12 May 1946; Social Security: 572096664.