Casper Gehring was born in Dalsheim Germany Nov 1st 1809 and died June 22nd 1895 aged 86 yrs.
His wife Rosina Schaefer Gehring also born in Dalsheim on July 27th 1821; She died April 12th 1879 aged 58 yrs.
Their 13 children were all born in Dalsheim, two died in infancy.
John Gehring born Oct 4th 1842; died Oct 16th 1918 aged 76 yrs.
Kate Gehring Lorch born March 11th 1843; died Oct 6th 1880 aged 37 yrs.
Jacob Gehring born Dec. 15th 1845; died March 15th 1917 aged 72 yrs.
Phillip Gehring born Oct 10th 1847; died July 30th 1901 aged 54 yrs.
- Elizabeth Sperber-nee Gehring born Feb. 9th 1849; died Aug. 11th 1921 - aged 52
- Frederick Gehring born Aug. 2nd 1851; died Oct 6th 1914 aged 63 yrs.
- Henry Gehring born Apr. 27th 1853; died Jan 4th 1916 aged 63 yrs.
- Charlotte Melber-nee Gehring born May 6th 1855; died March 18th 1911 age 56 yrs
- Rosina Uhinck - nee Gehring born Sept.10th 1857; died Apr. 29th 1885 age 28 yrs
- Minnie Gehring born Jan. 11th 1860; died May 3rd 1918. aged 58 years.
- Eva Margaret Gehring Klaas born Feb. 28th 1863; died May 9th 1950 aged 87 years.
In May 1860 John Gehring at the age of 17 decided to try his luck in America so he came to Cleveland. his uncle Peter Schwartz lived on Schaaf Rd and he employed John to assist with work on his farm. the following year he sent for his brother Jacob who located in Cleveland and worked at his trade as harness maker.
A year later they sent for their brother Phillip - a cabinet maker who after a very long and unpleasant journey arrived in Cleveland.
A little later the brothers sent for their sister Kate, by this time their parents decided they would not allow any more of their family to go unless the remaining members of the family joined those in America.
So in 1866 with the remaining 8 children they came to Cleveland and lived on Pearl Rd for 9 months in what was then the old Bayer home. There they purchased a farm on Memphis Ave between 45th and 50th Streets which extended back to what is now Brooklyn Ave.
Mother Gehring died April 12th 1879-aged 58 yrs.
John Gehring married Phillipina Schwartz. Three children were born to them:
- Emelia Gehring
- John Gehring (Jr), and
Their mother died when Rosina was 9 days old. Aunt Phillipine died, 1879 at the age of 36 yrs. (My mother), Rosina Gehring, then about 19 yrs old kept house for (uncle) her brother until 1880 when he married Christina Stephan. They had 5 children.
Frieda and Alvin died in infancy.
- Gretchen Gehring
- William Gehring
- Frieda Gehring
- Alvin Gehring, and
- Alma Gehring
Emelia Gehring married Henry Peters, they had 3 children;
- Alfred Peters
- Nina Peters
- Florence Peters.
Alfred Peters married Virginia Harbaugh, they have a son Eugene, still a bacholor and Nandine who married John McPherson they have a daughter Jodine, all live in California.
Nina Peters married Wm Nealou - a musician they have a daughter Sharon, who lives with her father and step-mother. Nina and husband were divorced. She then married a James LaMont. Before her 2nd child - Jill - was born she divorced LaMont, then married a Jerry Arnold - & were divorced. Nina's where-abouts is unknown.
(Florence Peters married Fred Bretischnieder.)Fred and Florence Bretischnieder adopted Nina's daughter, Jill. They live in Bedford, Ohio.
(2) John Gehring (Jr.) married Anna Schwartz and they had 3 children;
The latter now Mrs. Elmer Busch.
- Walter died when 15 months old, and
- Martha Gehring and
- Eleanor Gehring,
(3) Rosina Gehring married Herman Peppel, their daughter Matilda married Kermeth Breen.
Herman Peppel died Jan. 22nd 1958.
Rosina (Gehring) Peppel died March 4th 1953.
Anna Gehring nee Schwartz died Jan 6th 1938
(4) Gretchen Gehring married Otto-Arend.
She was born Sept 27th 1881 and died Aug 16th 1916 aged 35 years.
(5) William Gehring married Kate Schoenhoff. they had two children;
- Katherine Gehring and
- Howard Gehring.
Katherine Gehring married William Vassel; They had a daughter; Joanne.
Katherine & Wm were divorced.
Joanne Vassel married Donald Filmer. They have three children.
Katherine then married Jack Golden, they had 2 daughters;
Kathy Golden married Edward Liebenguth on July 21st 61 - husband is in service, they live in North Carolina in a trailer and have a baby girl - Jill, born June 3, 1963.
- Kathy Golden and
- Cheryl Golden
Joanne Vassel married Donald Filmer. They have three children;
- Wayne Filmer,
- Wendy Filmer, and
- Keith Filmer.
Howard Gehring married Mary Prell they had one daughter Karen.
Howard and Mary are divorced.
Karen Gehring married Bernard Bialowski.
Jack Golden died Feb. 25th 1951. Katherine married ______ Sammon several yrs later.
(6)Alma Gehring married Otto Arend several yrs after Gretchen Gehring's death, they have 3 children;
- Ruth, now Mrs. Kenneth Young, has a son Kenneth who is in U.S. service and a daughter
- Edna married Benjamin Witchert they had four children,
Edna is divorced. She has a very good position, is high salaried, employed by government.
- Steven and
- Maynard and Virginia have 3 children
all live in Louisville Ky.
- Keith, and
Kate Gehring married Martin Lorch they had two children;
- Rosa Lorch, and
- Johnny. He died in infancy.
Rosa Lorch married Stanley Sheehan they had 3 children;
Rosa divorced Sheehan and she had a hard struggle raising her children.
Ethel Sheehan married Lloyd Shanower - a fine young man, but she fell in love with a boarder William Fentress - and divorced Lloyd who lives in Canton Ohio. Her 2 sons Delmer and Wilbur were adopted by Fentress & live in Salona Beach & Long Beach and their mother lives in Enicitis California. William Fentress died and is buried in San Diego.
- Ethel Sheehan,
- Clyde Sheehan, &
- Carl Sheehan.
Carl Sheehan is married; heard he lives in Willoughby Ohio.
Never heard where Clyde lives, nor whether he is married.
Kate Lorch died in 1880 at the age of 37, her husband died in 1885 age 48.
Rosa Lorch Sheehan born Dec. 18, 1872, died in California Jan. 18th 1942 - 76 years old.
Sophia Gehring died May 21st 1927 - age 76 years.
Jacob Gehring married Mary Kittsteiner they had five children;
Lottie, Johnny and Henry died at the age of 15 & 18 months.
- Eva and
Eva married Wm Williams and had one daughter Gwendolyn who developed tuberculosis and died at the age of 14 years.
Wm died suddenly April 4th 1929 born Oct 14, 1876
Eva died before her mother Apr. 20th, 1938.
Gwendolyn born March 8, 1906 died April 20, 1920
Mary Kittsteiner Gehring born Aug 31st 1855. died May 10th 1938
Phillip Gehring married Sophia Siebenhar they had four children,
Alfred died when 6 mo's old.
- Elmer and
Anna married Harley Thomas they have one son Elmer, they live in the East, their children - twins - are Gary & Ruth Ann. Phillip Gehring developed brain fever and died July 30, 1901 born Oct. 10, 1847. aged 54 yr.
Sophia (Siebenhar) Gehring died May 21st 1927 - age 76 yrs.
Elizabeth Gehring born Feb. 9, 1849 died August 11, 1921. She married John Sperber, five children were born to them,
Rose died at age of five and Lillie age 7 yr.
- Rose Sperber,
- John (Jr.) Sperber,
- Henry Sperber,
- Lillie Sperber &
- Minnie Sperber.
John (Jr.) Sperber married Kate Molder, they have a son and daughter.
- John (III) and
John (III) - a dentist married Leslie Lommler, their son John married Marjorie Howe, they have a son John.The name John is now in the 6th generation.
John Sr's daughter Donna Sperber married Robert Homer. they have 3 sons,
all live in or about Rocky River.
- Scott and
Henry Sperber married Elizabeth Doll Oct. 16th 1897, they had two daughters
His wife died in 1902 following birth of Elsie, aunt Sperber took Henry & children into her home, Elsie had bronchitis a few years later and it left her with a leaking heart and caused her death in summer of 1908.
- Viola and
Viola Sperber married Chester Wieke, both are teachers. Viola teaches art, they live on Hghts
After Elizabeth died Henry Sperber married Maggie Kohl, they were divorced. Maggie died after a long siege of crippling arthritis at the time the Korean War began.
Later Henry Sperber married May Pinkerton, they had
James Sperber married Wava ________, a very fine woman they had two daughters
- a son James Sperber and
- daughter Lillian Sperber.
Cheryl is a student nurse in an Akron hospital. Helen a high school pupil.
- Cheryl &
James Sperber fell in love with a divorcee who has 4 daughters. He and Wava were divorced and Wava a heart broken woman committed suicide by hanging April 27th 1962. He married Maud ________, two of her daughters are married, the 3rd in a girls school in Willoughby and youngest & Helen are in school. James moved from Creston O. to Akron but sold out there recently & they live here on the Hghts. He is an auto salesman & insurance man and wife has charge of a Brown Derby restaurant on Hghts. not far from Viola & Chester's apartment, so Viola and brother have become re-united.
Lillian lives in Creston O. a few years ago she married Chester Kelly.
Minnie Sperber married David Smyth he was born in Canada & was a mounted policeman there; in Cleveland he was a carpenter. They had a daughter
- Arlene Smyth &
- a son Gordon Smyth.
Arlene Smyth married Fred Tuttle they have two sons, David & Fred, live in Cleveland
After Gordon Smyth returned from U.S. service, he went to Chicago and is in radio & T.V. business, his 1st wife died, he and his 2nd wife have a daughter.
Minnie Sperber Smyth developed cancer and died Dec. 1952. she was born Dec. 2nd 1884
David Smyth died April 25th 1961 aged 84 yrs he was born June 19th 1877.
Uncle John Sperber died.
Fred Gehring married Helen Bayer. She was born January 8th 1853. They had four children;
Anna died in 1918 age 33.
- George Gehring,
- Caspar William Gehring,
- Anna Gehring, and
- Clara Gehring.
George married Pamelia Krather in Dec. 1903, they celebrated their 50th anniversary in Dec. 1953. George died Aug. 4th 1962.
Caspar William Gehring married Lora Wagner, they had 5 children,
- Frieda, living and
- A baby girl died soon after birth.
Lawrence and Milton are bachelors.
Helen married Dean Blake, they had 4 children, three sons and one daughter.
Frieda married Francis Thayer and have one son David born on Labor Day 1959.
Clara Gehring married Lewis Selzer. they had 2 daughters,
- Clara Louise, she married George Alcox and has __________.
- Betty Jane married J. Miko and has ___________
Clara Gehring Selzer born May 3, 1890, died Dec. 23. 1939,
Henry Gehring married Minnie Schrieber they had 3 children,
- Henry (Jr),
- Elizabeth &
Henry Gehring and wife were divorced years ago. he died Jan. 4th 1916 aged 63 yrs
Henry Gehring(Jr) lives in Wooster, as does a son who is in some kind of auto or garage business
Elizabeth Gehring married Wm McClay, they were divorced years ago, they had 2 daughters
- Jane McClay &
- Louise McClay.
Louise has been a semi-invalid most of her life, Elizabeth died March 11th 1962 - aged 77 yrs, she was a cancer victim, buried in Lake View cemetery.
Edward died July 21st 1960, had lung cancer. His wife was Alice Koch. Their daughter is Mrs. Edna Couchey. Their children are Eugene and Alice.
Mrs. Minnie Schrieber Gehring died about 25 years ago.
Charlotte Gehring married Jacob Melber, they had 2 sons,
- Harry Melber and
- Arthur Melber
Harry Melber married Lydia Wagner, they had one daughter - Jeanette.
Harry Melber was born Sept. 29th 1885 and died following a stroke Jan. 16th 1962.
Lydia suffered a heart attack one month later and died Feb. 15th 1962. She was born Oct. 22nd 1884.
Arthur Melber married Sylvia Horosdovsky and had a daughter Dorothy. Sylvia & their 2nd child died April 29, 1919, age 24. Arthur later married Sylvia's sister Fanny.
Dorothy Melber married Walter Roller, they have one son Terry.
Charlotte Gehring Melber died Mar. 18th 1911 - age 56. She was born May 6th 1855.
Jacob Melber died in 1917 age - 68 yrs.
Minnie Gehring born Jan. 11th 1860, died May 3rd 1918 aged 58 yrs.
Rosina Gehring born Sept. 10th 1857 married Wm Uhinck Nov 15th 1881. Two children were born,
Bertha Uhinck married Raymond Sizler Sept. 24th 1927. Raymond suffered a stroke May 25th 1959. died instantly, born Feb. 13th 1888. age 71 yrs,
- Minnie Uhinck born Sept. 27th 1882 died Dec. 25th 1884. - age 2 yrs 3 mos.
- Bertha Uhinck born Aug. 25th 1884.
Mother (Rosina Gehring Uhinck) died Apr. 29th 1885. age 28 yrs.
Wm Uhinck was born in New York City Sept 30th 1849, died in Kaiserslautern Germany Sept. 29th 1924 age 75 yrs.
Eva Margaret Gehring born Feb. 28th 1863. married Fred Klaas Nov. 21st 1882. They had 6 children,
- Bertha Klaas,
- Ida Klaas,
- Emma Klaas
- Edwin Klaas,
- Albert Klaas,
- Ernest Klaas.
Bertha died a few wks after birth
Ida Klaas married Albert Schmitt Sept 8, 1908. They had 2 children,
- Clarence Schmitt &
- Eleanor Schmitt.
Clarence Schmitt married Marian Fier. they had three children,
- Douglas Schmitt who was killed on Christmas eve in Texas where his father was in service in the medical corps
- Thomas Schmitt now a student at Wittenberg College in Springfield O. and
- Sharon Schmitt a high school student.
Clarence Schmitt is a doctor and on the staff at Aultman hospital in Canton, where they live.
Douglas 1-1/2 yrs. old, fell out of a friend's auto, an oncoming bus struck him, he died instantly.
Eleanor Schmitt married Wm Boddy, they have 3 children,
They live up above Herbst's Hill off Broadview Rd.
- Kathleen now a student at college in Kent,
- Wm Jr. in high school and
- Jeffrey in Kindergarten.
Emma Klaas married Wm Huy May 29th 1911. They have 3 children,
Ethel Huy married Thomas Greaves and they have 2 daughters,
- Ethel Huy,
- Evelyn Huy &
- Wm Huy, Jr.
Betty Carol Greaves married Dale Cockran Sept 14, 1962, they live above Cockran funeral parlor on Holman Ave.
- Beverly Greaves &
- Betty Carol Greaves
Thomas & Ethel Greaves are semi invalids, both in wheel chairs. Tom, for five yrs or more, crippled with arthritis and Ethel victim of multiple sclorosis & palsy. Just too pitiful for 2 such fine people both in early fifties. They live in Parma.
Evelyn Huy married Max Beyer, they have a son now in service in Germany; & a daughter, Nancy.
Nancy Beyer married Thomas Fink, they have two little girls
Before Jeri was born Fink decided home and family were not to his liking, he wanted to be carefree, so they are divorced, Nancy & children live with her parents in Parma. Nancy is a lovely mother, her little girls are beautiful.
William Huy Jr. married Alice Hartley Sept 24th They have one son,
- Sheryl Fink born Jan. 26, 1961,
- Jeri Fink born June 4, 1962.
- William now attending school.
Edwin Klaas married Edna Weeber They had five children,
- Marjorie Klaas,
- Meriam Klaas
- (a still born son)
- Myrtle Klaasand
- Edwin Klaas Jr.
Marjorie married Donald Barrett, now a Lt. Col. in air corps. at present they are living in suburb of Omaha Neb. but their own house is in Tuscon Ariz. he is eligable for pension soon, and plans to teach when pensioned. They have two sons,
- Donald Barrett now attending college and
- Douglas Barrettin high school.
- Beth Ann Barrett is in Kindergarten
Meriam Klaas married Richard Hoagland. They have 2 daughters and a son.
Think all are in school. They live in Las Vagas Neveda.
- Diana Hoagland,
- Daron Hoagland,
- David Hoagland.
Myrtle born May 16th 1928 married James Goff. they have 2 girls Myrna & Karen. about 10 & 7 yrs old, Myrtle taught kindergarten severals yrs & was to teach again this yr. while preparing dinner for her family, she suffered a stroke and died en route to parma Community Hospital (a 10 minute drive from their house, age 34 yrs.
Edwin Klaas Jr. born Dec. 29th 1934 married Marian Herman, they have
Albert Klaas born June 11th 1897, married Mildred Balke, they have 3 children.
- a son Bruce Klaas,
- and daughter Wendy Sue Klaas
Ernest Klaas born Oct. 8th 1898. married Arnes Peterson, they have 3 daughters
- Virginia Klaas employed at Sedlak machine Co for 26 yrs.
- HowardKlaas born April 2nd 1922 married Louise Fisher, they have 3 children Charlotte, Sharon Lee & Gary, all in school. They live in Berrea, he owns Berea Cab Co.
- Doris Klaas born April 16th 1928 married Donald Hershey they have five children
Dale & Douglas in high school, Debbie in 1st grade, David 3-1/2 yrs. Duane born Nov 6, 1963, They live in Columbia Sta.,
- Dale Hershey,
- Douglas Hershey,
- Debbie Hershey,
- David Hershey &
- Duane Hershey
- Eileen Klaas,
- Shirley Klaas &
- Joyce Klaas.
Eileen Klaas married George Taylor, both graduates of Ohio State college, both employed in Space work, live in Eau Gallie Florida They have four children,
- sons George Taylor and
- Max Taylor and
- Cheryl Arnes Taylor, and
- Sara Eileen Taylor.
Ernest & Arnes are divorced.
Shirley born June 20th 1931 married Michael Novak they have 6 children,
All but Keith are in school, they live in Mantua O.
- Michael Novak Jr.
- Michelle Novak,
- Scott Novak,
- Pamela Novak,
- Christ Novak, and
- Kieth Novak.
Joyce born May 28th 1935 married Joseph Edw. Rosenlieb Dec. 28th 1957 they have 3 children,
They live in Garfield Hghts.
- Jay &
Ernest married Mary Ineman, they have a daughter Anna Marie (nickname Penny.)