1853 - 1916
||Carl BAUMSTARK |
|Also Known As
||24 Dec 1853
||25 Aug 1880
||the United States 
||Shoe maker  |
||22 Jun 1916
||Hermann, Gasconade Co, MO
|Cause: sun stroke |
||St. George Cemetery, Hermann, MO 
||Tombstone of Carl and Anna Unkermann Baumstark
- Charles Baumstark, immigrated to this country in August, 1880. His father's name is unknown, but it was told that he made boots for Kaiser Wilhelm. Carl Baumstark was also a shoemaker by trade and upon locating in St. Louis he opened a shop. On account of his health he was forced to retire from shoemaking business but took up carpentry instead and soon became a contractor in which line he was highly successful.
When the family lived on College Avenue in St. Louis they were quite poor. A very wealthy lady named Kulage used to bring them food. Her husband had made a lot of money and se saw a need to help this growing Baumstark family. The Pink Sisters in St. Louis also helped the family. While in St. Louis they attended the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 2011 Linton St.
In 1890 he bought a farm in Hermann, Mo. This farm had a grape vineyard, a two lane bowling alley, a dance hall, and a barn. Many varieties of grapes were grown there and made into wine. The wine was sold until prohibition. Carl retired to this farm in 1891, where he lived until his death on June 22 1916. He died in the arms of his son George.
Carl was said to be a pretty unhappy, closed mouth man and several of his children (especially the older ones) were said to hate him. In his later years he had gray hair and a big gray handlebar moustache. I feel sure he worked himself to death as we Germans have a tendency to do.
||William Means Descendants
||31 Dec 2008 |
||Monica STEPPE, b. 14 Dec 1851, Germany , d. 22 Sep 1897, Hermann, Gasconade Co, MO |
||Muggensturm, Baden, Germany
|>||1. Joseph Emil BAUMSTARK, b. 12 Oct 1877, Busenbach, Eiling, Germany , d. 29 Jul 1926, Hermann, Gasconade Co, MO |
|>||2. Charles Albert BAUMSTARK, b. 8 Nov 1878, Busenbach, Eiling, Germany , d. 20 Jan 1962, Hermann, Gasconade Co, MO |
| ||3. Mary Martha BAUMSTARK, b. 14 Feb 1880, Busenbach, Eiling, Germany , d. 24 Jan 1931, Golden, CO |
|>||4. Peter Paul BAUMSTARK, b. 6 May 1881, St. Louis, MO , d. 23 Nov 1914, Hermann, Gasconade Co, MO |
|>||5. Gertrude BAUMSTARK, b. 19 Aug 1882, St. Louis, MO , d. 20 Jun 1961, Hermann, Gasconade Co, MO |
| ||6. William Henry BAUMSTARK, b. 1 Dec 1883, St. Louis, MO , d. 31 Aug 1915, Hermann, Gasconade Co, MO |
|>||7. Francis Anthony BAUMSTARK, b. 11 Mar 1885, St. Louis, MO , d. 1 Jul 1937, Hermann, Gasconade Co, MO |
| ||8. August BAUMSTARK, b. 9 Jul 1886, St. Louis, MO , d. 23 Sep 1886, St. Louis, MO |
|>||9. Herman BAUMSTARK, b. 9 Jul 1886, St. Louis, MO , d. 4 Feb 1926, St. Louis, MO |
|>||10. August BAUMSTARK, b. 19 Aug 1887, St. Louis, MO , d. 7 Dec 1975, Hermann, Gasconade Co, MO |
| ||11. Sr. Magdalena Victoria BAUMSTARK, b. 7 Feb 1889, St. Louis, MO , d. 22 Oct 1967, Mishawaka, St. Joseph Co, IN |
| ||12. Aloysius Adam BAUMSTARK, b. 16 Jun 1890, St. Louis, MO , d. 25 Dec 1941, Hermann, Gasconade Co, MO |
|>||13. Marcus August BAUMSTARK, b. 24 Apr 1892, Hermann, Gasconade Co, MO , d. 20 May 1961, Hermann, Gasconade Co, MO |
|>||14. George Joseph BAUMSTARK, b. 2 Mar 1894, Hermann, Gasconade Co, MO , d. 18 Jun 1968, Hermann, Gasconade Co, MO |
||29 Aug 2007 |
||Anna UCKERMANN, b. 10 Jun 1868, Mayen, Rhinoborr, Germany , d. 13 Feb 1918, Hermann, Gasconade Co, MO |
||25 May 1901
||St. George Church, Hermann, MO
||3 Jun 2010 |
- [S27701] Baumstark genealogy, Ann Marie Beller Grammer Justiss.