Sturm Biehn Progenitors

Genealogy

Of the

STURM & BIEHN ANCESTRY

A Record of the Progenitors

of Donald Joseph Sturm

& Joan (Biehn) Sturm

Compiled by Aubrey Backscheider & Mary Berger

Printed: 4/4/2017


“A people who takes no pride in the achievements of their remote ancestors will never achieve anything worthy to be remembered by remote descendants.” – Lord Thomas Macaulay, In & Around Swansea by E.E. Rowse 1896

“He that wishes to be counted among the benefactors of posterity must add by his own toil to the acquisitions of his ancestors, and secure his memory from neglect by some valuable improvement.” Samuel Johnson: Rambler #154 (September 7, 1751)

Table Of Contents

Donald Joseph Sturm 5 FIFTH GENERATION 1810-1890
Joan (Biehn) Sturm 9 Sturm
SECOND GENERATION 1900-1990 Mrs. Sturm
Joseph Sturm 11 Jacob Knabel
Marie (Gutfreund) Sturm 15 Christina (Yunk) Knabel
John Louis Biehn 19 Martin J Doyle Sr.
Marguerite (Seidel) Biehn 22 Bridget (Mchugh) Doyle
THIRD GENERATION 1870-1970 Roger Handley
Edward Sturm 25 Catherine (Fortune) Handley
Lillian (Doyle) Sturm 27 Joseph Gutfreund
Martin Gutfreund 30 Barbe (Lazarus) Gutfreund
Marie (Simon) Gutfreund 33 Adam Simon
Charles Edward Biehn 35 Gertrude (Hoffman) Simon
Caroline (Kieswetter) Biehn 39 Valentin Basler
Elmer Link 42 Karolina (Fey) Basler
Ethel (Mitchell) Link 45 Ludwig Biehn
Oscar Seidel 47 Eva (Biery) Biehn
Elizabeth (Elshoff) Seidel 49 Johann Busch
FOURTH GENERATION 1840-1920 Eva (Zirkel) Busch
Joseph Sturm 50 Jacob Schneider
Mary (Kaenable) Sturm 56 Elisabeth (Schielb) Schneider
Thomas Doyle 58 Jacob Link
Elizabeth (Hanley) Doyle 61 Sarah (Darner) Link
Joseph Gutfreund 64 William Layer
Katharine (Reuter) Gutfreund 67 Rebecca (Muck) Layer
Gutfied Simon 69 Mahlon Mitchell
Pauline (Saelinger) Simon 72 Rebecca (Fleming) Mitchell
Louis Biehn 74 Oliver Hancock
Eva (Busch) Biehn 77 Rachel (Anderson) Hancock
Johann Kieswetter 80 Ancestry Report 98
Barbara (Schneider) Kieswetter 83 Paul E Backscheider Ahnentafel 103
Francis Link 85
Amanda (Layer) Link 88
William Mitchell 91
Ida (Hancock) Mitchell 93

Acknowledgements

This compiled historical record would not be possible without the help of countless volunteers in the greater Cincinnati area. I would foremost like to thank the Family Search center in Norwood, Ohio who have wonderful volunteers filled with invaluable knowledge. I am forever grateful to the Cincinnati Public Library information and reference desk who retrieved of obituaries and Enquirer articles on my behalf weekly. Countless local Genealogical Societies for digging through records alongside me. Half a dozen cemetery workers who went out of their way to locate burial grounds for me when a map just wouldn’t do. Independent researches and genealogists that provided me with useful leads, photos, websites, and information. Various genealogical facebook groups that provide tips on lineage research when a trip over the Atlantic is too costly. The German Genealogical Society with volunteers willing to translate old German documents into English without a dime. The Ohio Genealogical Society and all of it’s local chapters that offer up crucial information on their website for free. Countless relatives and friends that offered pedigree charts and personal insight to enrich the stories of the past. And last but not least, my family for their patience during all of my absences and encouraging me to try my best.

Sample Sturm Genetic Profile via 23 and Me







Left: Don Sturm with his siblings Pat, Gerry, and Rita Sturm.

Next page: Kentucky Post Newsdex database, Kenton County Public library. Citing Donald J Sturm Obituary, 3 Feb 2005.



Donald Joseph Sturm Naval service record, Passanger List USS Saratoga, Service Records of WW2 Veterans found at fold3.com.




Left: Joan Sturm holding newborn Barbara Backscheider.

Right: Joan Biehn posing with younger sister Jane.


Left: Kentucky Post Newspaper Index database, Kenton County Public Library, Sturm, Joseph Edward, citing record from 19 Jul 1984 page 11C.

Right: Photo of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Sturm circa 1960 courtesy of Rita Sturm.


Above: Joseph & Marie wedding photo. Below: “United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” database with images, FamilySearch (12 December 2014), Joseph Edward Sturm, 1917-1918; citing Newport County, Kentucky, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,653,776.


Above: “United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QKCH-SPND : 9 April 2016), Joseph Edward Sturm, 26 Apr 1942; citing NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

History of Sturm Electric excerpt from http://www.sturmelectric.com/history.html

(1919) First Generation Begins – Joseph E. Sturm

Joseph E. Sturm started his career as an electrician working for his uncle under Kling Electric, Co. after which he worked as chief electrician at Seagram’s Distillery and at Modern Electric as an electrician and estimator.

(1944) Sturm Electric, Inc. was established

After 25 years of experience, Joseph E. Sturm founded Sturm Electric, Inc. performing work in the residential, commercial, and industrial areas.

(1944) Second Generation Begins – Donald J. Sturm

After serving his country in World War II, one of Joseph’s two sons, Donald J. Sturm joined the company starting the second generation in the electrical contracting industry.

(1951) Second Generation Grows – Gerald E. Sturm

After serving his country in the Korean War, Joseph’s second son, Gerald E. Sturm joined the company.

(1962) Northern Kentucky Electric Authority (NKEA)

Donald was one of the founders of the Northern Kentucky Electric Authority, which he was chairman of in 1969 and 1970.

(1965) Donald J. Sturm Becomes President

Donald became the President working on estimating and project management while Gerald worked in the field. Joseph continued to play an active role in the organization working on special projects.

(1969) 50 Year Edison Award

Joseph received the 50 Year Edison Award from the Cincinnati Electrical Contractors Association.




Left: Marie & Joseph wedding photo

Right: Kentucky Post Newspaper Index database, Kenton County Public Library (http://ipac.kentonlibrary.org:8081/), Sturm, Marie citing record from 27 Sep 1983 page 10b.


Above: Joseph Edward Sturm Family Burial Plot Card, St. Stephens Cemetery Office, 1523 Alexandria Pike # A, Fort Thomas, KY 41075. citing burial permit 14372.




Left: Cincinnati Post Newsdex database, Cincinnati Public Library, John Biehn, Cincinnati Enquirer 03/22/1981 B6:1.

Right: Back row, third from left John Louis Biehn at confirmation of Peace Lutheran Church, Sardenia Ohio.

Below: “United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K8Y8-Y6N : 5 December 2014), John L Sr Biehn, enlisted 27 Apr 1944, Ft Thomas, Newport, Kentucky, United States; citing “Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946,” database, The National Archives: Access to Archival Databases (AAD) (http://aad.archives.gov : National Archives and Records Administration, 2002); NARA NAID 126323, National Archives at College Park, Maryland.

Name (Original) BIEHN JOHN L SR
Event Type Military Service
Event Date 27 Apr 1944
Term of Enlistment Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Event Place Ft Thomas, Newport, Kentucky, United States
Race White
Citizenship Status citizen
Birth Year 1906
Birthplace OHIO
Education Level 4 years of high school
Civilian Occupation Managers and officials, n.e.c.
Marital Status Married
Military Rank Private
Army Branch No branch assignment
Army Component Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source Reference Civil Life
Serial Number 35084047
Affiliate ARC Identifier 1263923
Box Film Number 08923.314


Below: Cincinnati Post Newsdex database, Cincinnati Public Library (hhttp://newsdex.cincinnatilibrary.org), Marguerite Peg Biehn, citing record Cincinnati Post 12/22/1994 14a:2.

Left: Childhood photo of Marguerite Biehn.


Right: Marguerite Biehn Family Burial Plot Card, Spring Grove Cemetery Office, 4521 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45232. springgrove.org, citing record 198918.

Left: 3408 Manor Hill Drive, Cincinnati OH 45220. Former residence of John and Marguerite Biehn.

Below: Painting by Peg Biehn courtesy of Paul Backscheider.




Left: “Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch (8 December 2014), Edward Sturm and Lillie Doyle, 24 Nov 1892; citing Hamilton, Ohio, United States, reference bk 120 p 392 cn 793; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 344,499. Right: Photo of Edward W Sturm courtesy of Rita Sturm. Date and location unknown.



“Cincinnati (Ohio). Health Dept.” database, Lillie Sturm,; citing record ID 448932; Sturm, Lillie Ann (Death, 1912-03-14) 1908-1912 (Cincinnati Birth and Death Records).

Left: Letter from Donald Joseph Sturm to Rita Sturm regarding the photo below circa 1992. Bottom: Photograph of Edward Sturm family.

“Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (8 December 2014), Lillie Ann Sturm, 14 Mar 1912; citing Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, reference fn 15357; FHL microfilm 1,953,234.



Left: “Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (1 April 2017), Martin Gutfrennd and Mary Simon, 21 Feb 1900; citing Cold Spring, Campbell, Kentucky, United States, Madison County Courthouse, Richmond; FHL microfilm 459,940.


Above: Add for Kentucky Dorsel’s flour company located on the SE corner of 11th and Monmouth in Newport.

Below: Kentucky Post Newspaper Index database, Kenton County Public Library (http://ipac.kentonlibrary.org:8081/), Gutfreund, Martin citing record from 28 Dec 1932 page 3.



Kentucky Post Newspaper Index database, Kenton County Public Library (http://ipac.kentonlibrary.org:8081), Gutfreund, Mary, citing record from 12 Sep 1932 page 2.





Left: Cincinnati Post Newsdex database, Cincinnati Public Library Charles E. Biehn, citing record from 05/23/1952 page 32:3.

Right: Cincinnati Times Star Newsdex database, Cincinnati Public Library, Charles E. Biehl, citing record from 05/23/1952 page 4:4.


“Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X6RG-8R6 : 8 December 2014), Charles E Biehn, 23 May 1952; citing , reference Certificate; FHL microfilm 2,246,271.




Left back row, center: Carrie Kiesewetter and four siblings.




“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K6FK-HCN : 12 December 2014), Elmer Ray Link, 1917-1918; citing Dayton City no 2, Ohio, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,832,188.


“United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J4S3-YRW : 8 April 2016), Elmer Ray Link, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


“Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8D4-6K9 : 8 December 2014), Elmer R Link and Ethel Elvora Peck, 15 Nov 1911; citing Miami, Ohio, United States, reference Vol.10 p360 cn 27088; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 550,153.





“Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch (8 December 2014), Oscar Seidel and Elizabeth Elshoff, 15 Feb 1904; citing Franklin, Ohio, United States, reference 8843; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 285,160.






Above: Veterans of the 9th Ohio Infantry at the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the formation of the Regiment (1911). Photo courtesy of Glen Buchman [9].

Left: Hamilton County Works Progress Administration (WPA) 3″ x 5″ grave registration index cards, Cincinnati Public Library Main Branch Genealogy Department.


Below: Cincinnati Equirer Newsdex database, Cincinnati Public Library (http://newsdex.cincinnatilibrary.org), Joseph Sturm, citing record from Cincinnati Enquirer 09/29/1901 3:6.


Above: Photograph of the Ohio Ninth volunteer infantry from Cincinnati and the Civil War: Off to Battle by Robert J Wimberg.

Left: “Cincinnati (Ohio). Health Dept.” database, Joseph Sturm,; citing record ID 448925; Sturm, Joseph (Death, 1901-09-28), 1900-1903 (Cincinnati Birth and Death Records).


Above: Joseph Sturm Family Burial Plot Card, St. Mary Cemetery Office, 701 E Ross Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45217. http://www.cccsohio.org , citing record from 1 February 1859.

Below: Mosler Safe Work Cincinnati Ohio 1880, Joseph Sturm’s place of Employment. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia creative commons.

Left and Below: Joseph Sturm, compiled military service record (Private, Company I, 9th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Complied Service Records of Union soldiers Who Served in the Ohio Union Army during the Civil Warm, microfilm publication record G11-314287277E, M552, (Washington D.C. National Archives), roll 106.


Mary B Knable

1 June 1841 – 21 June 1909 • LRHF­R1B




Thomas E. Doyle

1853 – 3 October 1903 • LRHN­MM3






Above: Cincinnati Post Newsdex database, Cincinnati Public Library (http://newsdex.cincinnatilibrary.org), Thomas Doyle, citing record from 10/05/1903 5:4.

Left: Kentucky Post Newspaper Index database, Kenton County Public Library (http://ipac.kentonlibrary.org), Doyle, Thomas, citing record from 04 October 1903 page.


Above: Cincinnati L&N Railroad bridge Thomas Doyle helped construct circa 1870

Below: “Cincinnati (Ohio). Health Dept.” database, Joseph Sturm,; citing record ID 108391; Doyle, Thomas E. (Death, 1903-10-03), 1900-1903 (Cincinnati Birth and Death Records).

Elizabeth Hanley

10 July 1843 – 12 October 1927 • LRHF­TJT




Left: Kentucky Post Newspaper Index database, Kenton County Public Library (http://ipac.kentonlibrary.org), Doyle, Elizabeth, citing record from 13 Oct 1927 page 1.


“Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8LG-NFX : 8 December 2014), Elizabeth Doyle, 12 Oct 1927; citing Wyoming, Hamilton, Ohio, reference fn 57845; FHL microfilm 1,985,156.



Left: Kentucky Post Newspaper Index database, Kenton County Public Library (http://ipac.kentonlibrary.org), Gutfreund, Joseph, citing record from 23 Sept 1887.

Below: Rebel troops killing the citizens of Lawrence, Kansas, and setting fire to the buildings, August 21, 1863 Author: Harper’s weekly Date: 1863 September 5 Permission: This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published (or registered with the U.S. Copyright Office) before January 1, 1923.




Above: “United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861-1865,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F952-4Z3 : 4 December 2014), Joseph Gutfreund, Private, Company B, 8th Regiment, Kansas Infantry, Union; citing NARA microfilm publication M542 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 4; FHL microfilm 881,840.



Left: Catherine Reuter Gutfreund courtesy of Ancestry.com



“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (13 December 2015), Godfrey (Gutfried) Simon, 1937; Burial, Cold Spring, Campbell, Kentucky, United States of America, Saint Joseph Cemetery; citing record ID 14360065, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.


“Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1962,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N98T-3MN : 20 October 2016), Godfred Simon, 21 Sep 1937; citing Covington, Kenton, Kentucky, United States, Office of Vital Statistics, Frankfort; FHL microfilm 1,913,338.



“Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1962,” database, FamilySearch ( 20 October 2016), Pauline Sallinger in entry for Godfred Simon, 21 Sep 1937; citing Covington, Kenton, Kentucky, United States, Office of Vital Statistics, Frankfort; FHL microfilm 1,913,338.



Left: Civil War Union Army Ohio Cavalry volunteers circa 1861, courtesy wiki creative commons.


Above: “United States Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907-1933,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K6WR-1F9 : 12 December 2014), Louis Biehn, 1907-1933; citing NARA microfilm publication M850 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,634,204.


Above: The History of Brown County, Ohio by Higginson Book Company, 1883. W.H. Beers & Co.; Louis Biehn cited page 223.



Left: Son Jacob Biehn with wife Victoria and four children.


“Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X6GP-BQZ : 8 December 2014), Eva Bush Biehn, 2 April 1915; citing , reference certificate; FHL microfilm 2,372,844.




Left: Peace Evangelical Lutheran church. The Kiesewetters are buried in the cemetery across the street.


U.S., Indexed County Land Ownership Maps, 1860-1918, Collection Number: G&M_27; Roll Number: 27, Ancestry.com 2010 Provo, UT, USA.



Left: John and Barbara Kiesewetter sitting in front of a quilt on rocking chairs, courtesy of Ancestry.com





Top: “Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch (8 December 2014), Francis D. Link and Amanda Belle Layer, 29 Jan 1885; citing Miami, Ohio, United States, reference pg297 cn16525; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 550,149.

Middle: “Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch ( 8 December 2014), Francis D Link, 13 Jun 1925; citing Washington, Miami, Ohio, reference fn 36493; FHL microfilm 1,992,674.

Bottom: Mother, Uncle John, Uncle Will, and Frank Link courtesy of Ancestry.com.




Bottom: “Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (8 December 2014), Amenda Belle Tink, 08 Sep 1942; citing Covington, Miami, Ohio, reference fn 55282; FHL microfilm 2,024,034.    
Top: “Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch ( 8 December 2014), Francis D. Link and Amanda Belle Lager, 24 Jan 1885; citing Miami, Ohio, United States, reference 565 #3; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 1,954,037.




“Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XZ8Z-56P : 8 December 2014), William H. Mitchell and Ida A. Hancock, 25 Jan 1880; citing Shelby, Ohio, United States, reference Pg 305; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 562,860.




“Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FCF2-YSR : 25 April 2016), Arthur Touchtone and Ida Hancock Mitchell, 1914.


Above: “Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8FX-NFV : 8 December 2014), John G Curtis and Ida A. Mitchell, 12 Mar 1918; citing Hancock, Ohio, United States, reference p 495 cn 989; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 1,299,111.

Ana Vera Backscheider

Ancestry Composition

Ancestry Composition

Your genome tells the unique story of your ancestry: where your ancestors lived, when they contributed to your family tree, and how their DNA was passed down to you through your parents. For more information about your results, see Frequently Asked Questions.

French & German

48.7%

British & Irish

9.7%

Scandinavian

1.2%

Finnish

0.4%

Broadly Northwestern European

19.9%

Ana Vera Backscheider    100%

Eastern European    13.5% Southern European 2.6%

Italian

1.8%

Iberian

0.2%

Broadly Southern European

0.5%

    Broadly European    3.7%

Your Ancestry Timeline

How many generations ago was your most recent ancestor for each population?

How to interpret this result

    This module uses your Ancestry Composition results to estimate the generation range where you are likely to have had a single relative who descended from a single population.

    These results may be helpful for learning about your genealogy, in figuring out from which ancestors a particular ancestry may have been inherited, or for piecing together the history of their likely migrations.

    For technical details on how this feature works, read our white paper.

Wondering where your 48.7% French & German ancestry came from?

By comparing your parents’ DNA to your own, we’ve determined how your ancestry composition was inherited. Learn more about the benefits of connecting.

            Mother

European

European

Aubrey Backscheider

French & German

28.0%

British & Irish

7.1%

Scandinavian

0.0%

Finnish

0.2%

Broadly Northwestern European

9.3%

French & German

20.7%

British & Irish

2.6%

Scandinavian

1.2%

Finnish

0.1%

Broadly Northwestern European

10.6%

Eastern European    0.8%    Eastern European    12.7% Southern European    2.3%    Southern European    0.3%

Italian

1.8%

Iberian

0.2%

Broadly Southern European

0.2%

Italian

0.0%

Iberian

0.0%

Broadly Southern European

0.3%

Your Ancestry Composition Chromosome Painting

These are your chromosomes; we’ve painted them with your Ancestry Composition results. The first 22 are called autosomes and come in pairs of two, each represented by one of the colored horizontal lines in the graphic below. Chromosomes have different lengths, and are named 1 through 22, when sorted by size (scientists are not very creative). Lastly, we also look at ancestry on your X chromosome: two copies like the autosomes if you are female, and only one copy if you’re male (that you got from mom).

    Ana Vera Backscheider    100%

Genotype data is not available for these regions because their genetic sequence is highly repetitive, and therefore not readily tested via current genotyping technology.

Broad regional assignments: Sometimes a piece of DNA matches a regional population but cannot be assigned to a more specific population. In such a case we assign the DNA “broadly” to that regional population rather than a specific one.

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