39. Documentation for Mary Koch
(1817 to 10 Apr 1883)
mother of Hannah Stuebe
(Jan 1838 to 12 Mar 1908)



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Mary (or Mara) Koch was born in 1817, in Pomerania, Prussia, Germany.
(1) Her parents are not known.(2) Mary Koch married Phillip Stuebe in Germany.(3) Phillip Stuebe was born September 18, 1817, in Pomerania, Prussia, Germany.(4) His parents are not known.

Phillip and Mary (Koch) Stuebe and their children immigrated to the United States in 1856.
(5) Phillip and Mary Stuebe had six children, all of whom were born in Germany:

Hannah Stuebe was born in Germany in January 1838. She immigrated to the United States in 1856.(6) Hannah Stuebe married Gottfried Lorenz after she came to America. His parents are not known.

The 1900 census indicates Hannah was the mother of 9 children and that only 4 were alive at the time of the census.
(7) The five children of Gottfried and Hannah Lorenz that appear in census records are: Emma, Wilhelmina "Minnie" Fredericka, Louise or Louisa, Mary, and Fred Lorenz.(8) Truxton James Older, a grandson of Minnie Lorenz, stated to Curtis L. Older that Minnie's given name was Wilhelmina Fredericka Lorenz and that her parents were Gottfried Lorenz and Hannah Stuebe.

The date and location of death for Gottfried Lorenz is not known. Hannah (Stuebe) Lorenz died in 1908 and is
buried at Springhill Cemetery in Danville, Illinois.(9)

Frederick Christian Stuebe was born in Germany in 1841, He died in Danville, Illinois, in 1916. He married Frederica Pries on June 8, 1865.(10) She was born in Germany in 1847. She died in Danville, Illinois, in 1908. Civil War records list a STUEBE, Frederick, Recruit, Danville, Feb 27, 1864, Mustered out July 10, 1865, Company C, Company "C" 12th Illinois Infantry, (Three Year Service).(11) Cristina Fuchs was a niece of Frederica Pries Stuebe who was related to Wilhelmina Fredericka "Minnie" (Lorenz) Older. Cristina Fuchs married Julius Zillman and was a grandmother of John George Zillman who married Wilma Jane Older. Thus, John and Wilma Jane (Older) Zillman had similar relatives. Frederick Christian Stuebe was also related to the mother of John George Zillman, the husband of Wilma Jane Older.

Frederick and Frederica (Pries) Stuebe were the parents of ten children: Frank (1866-1933); Louis (1869-1962); George (1872-1942); Lydia Coit (1875-1964); William (1877-1944); Albert (1880-1946); Josephine Riener (1882-1957); Lina (1885-1906); Phil (1889- ); and Ernest (1894- ).

John Stuebe was born in Germany in 1841. He died in Danville, Illinois, in 1934. He married Caroline Kraft on December 18, 1880, in Vermilion County, Illinois.(12) She was born in 1861. She died in Danville, Illinois, in 1906. Civil War records list a STUBE, John Private, Danville, Sep 18, 1861, Disch, July 23, 1862; wounds, Company "K" 37th Illinois Infantry.(13) John and Caroline (Kraft) Stuebe had a son named Leonard who was born in 1881 and died in 1934.

Mary Stuebe was born in Germany in 1848. She died in Danville, Illinois, in 1937. She married Frederick Buy on August 28, 1867, in Vermilion County, Illinois.(14) He was born in Germany in 1844. He died in Danville, Illinois, in 1933. Civil War records list a BUY, Frederick, Private, Danville, Feb 6, 1865, MO Jan 27, 1866 as Corporal, Company "E" 149th Illinois Infantry.(15) Fred and Mary (Stuebe) Buy had eight children: Edward, born 1867; Carl, born 1874; Bill, born 1876; Harry, born 1879; Lulu; Mayme; Alice; and Jenny, born in 1871.(16)

Fredericka Stuebe was born in Germany in 1844. She married George J. Walz on April 23, 1864, in Vermilion County, Illinois.(17) He was born in 1830 and died in 1907 in Danville, Illinois. George J. and Fredericka (Stuebe) Walz had six children: George Jr.; Harry, born in 1865; Karl, born in 1867; Albert, born in 1871; Emma Renckin, born in 1875 and died in 1953; and Lena Woolsey, born in 1878.

Frederick Stuebe was born in Germany in 1846. He died in Oakwood, Illinois, in 1933. He married Mary Hageman on December 5, 1867, in Vermilion County, Illinois.(18) She was born in 1844. She died in Oakwood, Illinois, in 1927. Civil War records list a Frederick Stebe, 35th Illinois Infantry, Company D, Soldier's Rank_In - Pvt., Soldier's Rank_Out - Corpl.(19) Fred and Mary (Hageman) Stuebe had five children: John, Fred, Pete, Harry, and Oscar.

The Danville, Illinois Directory for 1889 lists a Phillip Stuebe of Danville, Illinois, with an occupation of laborer, Location 2: Alexander 2d e North Fork.
(20) Phillip Stuebe died October 19, 1889, in Danville, Illinois.(21) Mary (Koch) Stuebe died April 10, 1883, in Danville, Illinois.(22)

The 1860 U. S. Census for Illinois, Vermilion County, Danville Township, lists Philip Steber, age 44, male, laborer, real estate = $240, personal property = $50, born in Germany, Mary Steber, age 49, female, born in Germany, Hannah Steber, age 21, female, born in Germany, John Steber, age 20, male, laborer, born in Germany, Fredrich Steber, age 19, male, laborer, born in Germany, Rebecca Steber, age 17, female, born in Germany, and Fritz Steber, age 15, male, laborer, born in Germany.
(23) It is evident the family was in America by no later than 1860.

The 1870 U. S. Census for Illinois, Vermilion County, Danville Township, lists Phillip Stube, age 53, male, white, farmer, real estate = $3,000, personal = $250, born in Prussia, parents of foreign birth, male citizen of U. S. of 21 years of age or older, and Mary Stube, age 53, female, white, keeping house, born in Prussia, parents of foreign birth.
(24)

Living nearby to Phillip and Mary Stuebe in 1870 are Frederick Buy, his wife, Mary (Stuebe) Buy, and their two year old son Edward Buy.
(25) Also living nearby is a son, Frederick (Christian) Stube, age 27, and his wife, Fredericka (Pries) Stube, age 24, and their two children, James and Louis.(26) Another son also lives very near to Phillip and Mary Stuebe in 1870. Fritz (Frederick) Stube, age 24, and his wife, Mary (Hageman) Stube, age 25, and their two children, John Stube, age 2, born in Illinois, and Fritz Stube, age 4 months, born in February 1870.(27)

The 1880 U. S. Census for Illinois, Vermilion County, Danville Township, identifies many members of the Phillip and Mary Stuebe family. In the margin of the census records, the street location of these families is noted as Bowman Avenue. This section of Danville was very likely the section known as Germantown. The Germantown fire station stood at the intersection of Bowman Avenue and Fairchild Street. The 1880 census lists Dwelling 329, Family 344, Phillip Stebe, age 67, railroad laborer, born in Prussia, parents born in Germany, Mary Stebe, age 63, wife, keeps house, born in Germany, parents born in Germany.
(28)

Living in the same neighborhood in 1880 is Dwelling 328, Family 343, Fred Stebe, age 34, railroad watchman, born in Prussia, parents born in Germany, Mary Stebe, age 35, keeping house, born in Prussia, parents born in Germany, and their children: John Stebe, age 12, son, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, Fritz Stebe, age 10, son, George Stebe, age 8, son, Edward Stebe, age 5, son, Caroline Stebe, age 4, daughter, and Charles Stebe, age 1, son.
(29)

Another son of Phillip and Mary Stuebe is listed in 1880 in Dwelling 332, Family 347. Fred Stebe, age 37, works in coal mine, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, Frederika Stebe, age 33, keeps house, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, Frank Stebe, age 14, son, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, Louis Stebe, age 11, son, George Stebe, age 8, son, Liela Stebe, age 5, daughter, Harry Stebe, age 3, son, and Willis Stebe, age 2 months, born in March, son.
(30)

A daughter of Phillip and Mary Stuebe, Mary Buy, was listed as Dwelling 333, Family 348, in the 1880 census. Fred Buy, white, male, age 34, retail grocer, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, Mary Buy, white, female, age 32, wife, keeps house, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, Edward Buy, age 13, son, at school, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, Jenny Buy, age 9, daughter, Carl Buy, age 6, son, Nellie Buy, age 4, and Harry Buy, age 10 months, born in August, a son.
(31)

The 1900 U. S. Federal Census for Illinois, Vermilion County, Danville Township, Danville Ward 4, helps identify the year of immigration to the United States of the Phillip Stuebe family. Dwelling 406, Family 439, Stuebe, Fritz, head, white, male, born Oct. 1846, 53 years old, married 35 years, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, immigrated 1866, 34 years in U. S., can read, write, and speak English - yes, Stuebe, Fredericka, wife, white, female, born Nov 1851, age 48, married 35 years, mother of 12 children, 10 living, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, immigrated 1866, 34 years in U. S., can read, write, and speak English.
(32)

Dwelling 407, Family 440, Lorenz, Anna, head, white, female, age 62, born January 1838, widowed, mother of 9 children, 4 living, born in Germany, father born in Germany, mother born in Germany, year of immigration to the United States - 1856, number of years in the United States - 43, can read? yes, can write? yes, can speak English? no, own or rent? own, free or mortgage? free, farm or house? house, Lorenz, Mary, daughter, white, female, born 1869, age 30, single, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, can read, write, and speak English, Lorenz, Fritz, son, white, female, born 1871, age 28, single, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, can read, write, and speak English.
(33)

Dwelling 408, Family 441, Long, Gottleib, head, white, male, born Jan. 1862, 38 years old, married 15 years, born in ?, parents born in Germany, can read, write, and speak English, own or rent? own, free or mortgage? free, farm or house? house, Long, Louisa, wife, white, female, born October 1865, age 34, married 15 years, mother of 5 children, 4 living, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, can read, write, and speak English.
(34)

The 1900 U. S. Census for Illinois, Vermilion County, Danville Ward 6, lists John Stuebe, age 59, born in Germany, race - white, head of household, immigration year 1857.(35) The 1900 U. S. Census for Illinois, Vermilion County, Blount Township, Dwelling #336, Family #343, lists Frederick Buy, head, white, male, born October 1844, age 55, married, 32 years, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, immigration year - 1856, naturalized, can read - yes, can write - yes, can speak English - yes. Mary Buy, wife, white, female, born Oct 1848, 51 years old, married, 32 years, mother of 8 children, 8 children living, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, can read - yes, can write - yes, can speak English - yes. Carl Buy, son, white, male, born Dec 1873, age 26, single, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany.(36)

Children (
Stuebe), born in Germany:
i. Hannah, born in 1838
ii.
John, born in 1841
iii.
Frederick Christian, born in 1841
iv.
Fredericka, born in 1844
v.
Frederick, born in 1846
vi.
Mary, born in 1848


REFERENCES

1. Genealogical chart, Illiana Genealogical Society, Danville, Illinois, created February 4, 1994, by ? Myers, of ?, Missouri; 1870 U. S. Census for Illinois, Vermilion County, Danville Township, Roll M593_285, Page 155, Image 312, Post Office - Danville, Dwelling 908, Family 871, Mary Stube, age 58, female, white, keeping house, born in Prussia, parents of foreign birth.

2. Genealogical chart, Illiana Genealogical Society, Danville, Illinois, created February 4, 1994, by ? Myers, of ?, Missouri.

3. Marriage Abstracts, Vermilion County, Illinois, 1878-1881. December 18, 1880, John Stuebe married Caroline Kraft: John Stuebe, 39, Danville, Illinois, father - Phillip Stuebe; mother - Mara Koch, occupation farmer, married by J. Moeller, pastor. Caroline Kraft, 20, Danville, Illinois, born in Pennsylvania, George Kraft, Margarethe Struhfuss, 2nd marriage. This record can be found at the County Court Records, Film # 1298746 - 1298749; Genealogical chart, Illiana Genealogical Society, Danville, Illinois, created February 4, 1994, by ? Myers, of ?, Missouri.

4. Genealogical chart, Illiana Genealogical Society, Danville, Illinois, created February 4, 1994, by ? Myers, of ?, Missouri.

5. 1900 U. S. Federal Census for Illinois, Vermilion County, Danville Township, Danville Ward 4, Roll T623_348, Page 18B, Enumeration District 72, Dwelling 407, Family 440, Lorenz, Anna, head, white, female, age 62, born January 1838, widowed, mother of 9 children, 4 living, born in Germany, father born in Germany, mother born in Germany, year of immigration to the United States - 1856, number of years in the United States - 43, can read? yes, can write? yes, can speak English? no, own or rent? own, free or mortgage? free, farm or house? house,

6. Ibid.

7. Ibid.

8. Marriage License, State of Illinois, Vermilion County Court House, Danville, Illinois, Volume V, Vermilion County, Illinois, Marriages, James G. Older and Minnie F. Lorenz, married May 21, 1885, Vermilion County Court records, film #1298746:1298749. Minnie Lorenz lists her parents as Gottfried Lorenz and Hannah Stuebe.

9. Fred Lorenz is buried with his mother, Hanna Stuebe Lorenz, at Springhill Cemetery in Danville, Illinois, as is Mary Lorenz. Curtis L. Older visited the graves with his father about 2001.

10. Vermilion County Court Records, Danville, Illinois, Film #1298746 - 1298749, Frederick Stube and Fredericka Priess, married June 8, 1865, Vermilion County, Illinois.

11. The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, a cooperative effort by the National Park Service (NPS) and several other public and private partners, to computerize information about the Civil War. Internet address: www.itd.nps.gov/cwss. See STUEBE, Frederick, Company "C", 12th Illinois Infantry, (Three Year Service).

12. Marriage Abstracts, Vermilion County, Illinois, 1878-1881. December 18, 1880, John Stuebe married Caroline Kraft: John Stuebe, 39, Danville, Illinois, father - Phillip Stuebe; mother - Mara Koch, occupation farmer, married by J. Moeller, pastor. Caroline Kraft, 20, Danville, Illinois, born in Pennsylvania, George Kraft, Margarethe Struhfuss, 2nd marriage. This record can be found at the County Court Records, Film # 1298746 - 1298749.

13. Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System. See John Stube, 37th Illinois Infantry, Company K, Soldier's Rank_In - Pvt., Soldier's Rank_Out - Pvt., Film Number M539 roll 88.

14. Vermilion County Court Records, Danville, Illinois, Film #1298746 - 1298749, Mary Steube and Frederick Buy, married August 28, 1867, Vermilion County, Illinois.

15. Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System. See Frederick Buy, Infantry - 149th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1865), Company E, Soldier's Rank_In - Pvt., Soldier's Rank_Out - Corpl., Film Number M539 roll 13; also see 135th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864), Fredrick Buy, 135th Illinois Infantry (100 Days, 1864), Company K, Soldier's Rank_In - Pvt., Soldier's Rank_Out - Pvt., Film Number M539 roll 13.

16. 1900 U. S. Census for Illinois, Vermilion County, Blount Township, Roll T623_348, Page 17B, Enumeration District 56, Dwelling #336, Family #343, Frederick Buy, born October 1844, age 55, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, immigration year - 1856, Mary Buy, wife, born Oct 1848, 51 years old, mother of 8 children, 8 children living, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, Carl Buy, son, born Dec 1873, age 26, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, Lulu Buy, daughter, born Nov 1882, age 17, Mamie Buy, daughter, born Aug 1885, age 14, Alice Buy, daughter, born Oct 1889, age 10.

17. Vermilion County Court Records, Danville, Illinois, Film # 1298746 - 1298749, Frdericke Stube and George Walz, married April 23, 1864, Vermilion County, Illinois.

18. Vermilion County Court Records, Danville, Illinois, Film # 1298746 - 1298749, Mary Hageman and Frederick Stuebe, married December 5, 1867, Vermilion County, Illinois.

19. Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System. See Frederick Stebe, 35th Illinois Infantry, Company D, Soldier's Rank_In - Pvt., Soldier's Rank_Out - Corpl., Film Number M539 roll 86.

20. 1889 Danville, Illinois Directory, Phillip Stuebe, laborer, Location 2 - Alexander 2d e North Fork.

21. Genealogical chart, Illiana Genealogical Society, Danville, Illinois, created February 4, 1994, by ? Myers, of ?, Missouri; tombstone of Phillip Stuebe probably still exists somewhere in Danville, Illinois. Locate on next trip to Danville if possible.

22. Ibid, tombstone of Mary (Koch) Stuebe probably still exists somewhere in Danville, Illinois. Locate on next trip to Danville if possible.

23. 1860 U. S. Census for Illinois, Vermilion County, Danville Township, Roll M653_233, Page 594, Post Office - Danville, enumerated June 7, 1860, by Hamilton White, Dwelling #310, Family #314, Philip Steber, age 44, male, laborer, real estate = $240, personal property = $50, born in Germany; Mary Steber, age 49, female, born in Germany; Hannah Steber, age 21, female, born in Germany; John Steber, age 20, male, laborer, born in Germany; Fredrich Steber, age 19, male, laborer, born in Germany; Rebecca Steber, age 17, female, born in Germany; and Fritz Steber, age 15, male, laborer, born in Germany.

24. 1870 U. S. Census for Illinois, Vermilion County, Danville Township, Roll M593_285, Page 155, Image 312, Post Office - Danville, Dwelling 908, Family 871, Phillip Stube, age 53, male, white, farmer, real estate = $3,000, personal = $250, born in Prussia, parents of foreign birth, male citizen of U. S. of 21 years of age or older, Mary Stube, age 53, female, white, keeping house, born in Prussia, parents of foreign birth.

25. Ibid, Dwelling 904, Family 867, Frederick Buy, age 26, male, white, grocer, real estate = $2,000, born in Prussia, parents of foreign birth, male, citizen of U. S. 21 years of age or older, Mary Buy, age 21, female, white, keeping house, born in Prussia, parents of foreign birth, Edward Buy, age 2, male, white, born in Illinois, parents of foreign birth.

26. Ibid, Dwelling 906, Family 869, Frederick Stube, age 27, male, white, laborer, real estate = $1,400, personal = $100, born in Prussia, parents of foreign birth, male citizen of U. S. over 21 years of age, Fredericka Stube, age 24, female, white, keeping house, born in Prussia, parents of foreign birth, James Stube, age ?, male, white, born in Illinois, parents of foreign birth, Louis Stube, age 1, male, white, born in Illinois, parents of foreign birth.

27. Ibid, Dwelling 907, Family 870, Fritz Stube, age 24, male, white, laborer, real estate = $600, born in Prussia, parents of foreign birth, male citizen of U. S. of 21 years of age or older, Mary Stube, age 25, female, white, keeping house, born in Prussia, parents of foreign birth, John Stube, age 2, male, white, born in Illinois, parents of foreign birth, Fritz Stube, age 4 months, white, born in Illinois, parents of foreign birth, born in month of February.

28. 1880 U. S. Census for Illinois, Vermilion County, Danville, Roll T9_255, Family History Film 1254255, Page 333D, Enumeration District: 209, Image 0155, Bowman Avenue - probably in Germantown section of Danville, Illinois, Dwelling 329, Family 344, Phillip Stebe, white, male, age 67, married, railroad laborer, born in Prussia, parents born in Germany, Mary Stebe, white, female, age 63, wife, married, keeps house, born in Germany, parents born in Germany.

29. Ibid, Dwelling 328, Family 343, Fred Stebe, white, male, age 34, married, railroad watchman, born in Prussia, parents born in Germany, Mary Stebe, white, female, age 35, wife, married, keeping house, born in Prussia, parents born in Germany, John Stebe, white, male, age 12, son, single, at school, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, Fritz Stebe, white, male, age 10, son, single, at school, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, George Stebe, white, male, age 8, son, single, at school, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, Edward Stebe, white, male, age 5, son, single, at school, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, Caroline Stebe, white, female, age 4, daughter, single, at home, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, Charles Stebe, white, male, age 1, son, single, at home, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany.

30. Ibid, Dwelling 332, Family 347, Fred Stebe, white, male, age 37, married, works in coal mine, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, Frederika Stebe, white, female, age 33, wife, married, keeps house, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, Frank Stebe, white, male, age 14, son, single, at school, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, Louis Stebe, white, male, age 11, son, single, at school, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, George Stebe, white, male, age 8, son, single, at school, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, Liela Stebe, white, female, age 5, daughter, single, at home, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, Harry Stebe, white, male, age 3, son, single, at home, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, Willis Stebe, white, male, age 2 months, March, son, single, at home, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany.

31. Dwelling 333, Family 348, Fred Buy, white, male, age 34, retail grocer, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, Mary Buy, white, female, age 32, wife, keeps house, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, Edward Buy, white, male, age 13, son, at school, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, Jenny Buy, white, female, age 9, daughter, at school, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, Carl Buy, white, male, age 6, son, at home, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, Nellie Buy, white, female, age 4, at home, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, Harry Buy, white, male, age 10 months, August, son, at home, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany.

32. The 1900 U. S. Federal Census for Illinois, Vermilion County, Danville Township, Danville Ward 4, Roll T623_348, Page 18B, Enumeration District 72, Dwelling 406, Family 439, Stuebe, Fritz, head.

33. Ibid, Dwelling 407, Family 440, Lorenz, Anna.

34. Ibid, Dwelling 408, Family 441, Long, Gottleib.

35. The 1900 U. S. Census for Illinois, Vermilion County, Danville Ward 6, Roll T623_348, Page 24A, Enumeration District 74, John Stuebe, age 59, born in Germany, race - white, head of household, immigration year 1857.

36. 1900 U. S. Census for Illinois, Vermilion County, Blount Township, Roll T623_348, Page 17B, Enumeration District 56, Dwelling #336, Family #343, Frederick Buy, head, white, male, born October 1844, age 55, married, 32 years, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, immigration year - 1856, number of years in U.S. - not legible, naturalized, occupation - not legible - possibly farmer, months not employed - zero, attended school during year - blank, can read - yes, can write - yes, can speak English - yes, owned or rental - probably owned, free or mortgaged - free, farm or house - farm, number of farm schedule - possibly 264. Mary Buy, wife, white, female, born Oct 1848, 51 years old, married, 32 years, mother of 8 children, 8 children living, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, can read - yes, can write - yes, can speak English - yes. Carl Buy, son, white, male, born Dec 1873, age 26, single, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany.