SOME FAMILIES RELATED
TO
THE ANDRÉS & THE VORSTS

The Haucks | The Naumanns | The Oberles | The Scherers
The Fitzkams | The Langhardts | The DuPonts | The DelCommunes

First Edition
Compiled by
Louise Vorst Sheppard Wade
November 1, 2009


There are several families in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, which are related to the Vorst and André families through marriages. One family, the Oberle family, is related to both the Vorst and the André families. Damian André married Julia Hauck whose sister Rosina married Louis Naumann.

Some Vorst relations from Germany came to settle in Missouri – the Langhardts and Joseph Paul Vorst, the artist. The Zieglers and the Moores are included in the Vorst Family book.

Through Anna Marie Scherer, who married Joseph Johannes Vorst, the family is related to the many Scherers and also the Fitzkams in Sainte Genevieve.

Here is a list of the families in this edition:

      • Nicholas Hauck
      • Louis Naumann
      • Joseph Oberle
      • Johann Langhardt
      • Nicholas Scherer
      • Philip Fitzkam
      • Jean Francois DuPont (added 7/10/11)
      • Louis J. DelCommune (added 7/2/11)

The color-coding throughout these reports begins with the generation of my grandparents, Louise André and Léon Vorst, being pink and working back through brown, green and blue. Hopefully this will make it easier to follow the generations.


Johann Christian | Wilhelm Philip | Joseph William | Antoinette E.
Mary | Josephine | Clemens Wm Francis | Simon Victor Joseph | Hildegarde Ida

The Langhardt Family
in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri

Color Key: Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4

Wilhelm Langhardt of Essen married Gertrude Vorst, a sister of Joseph Vorst who owned the Southern Hotel in Ste. Genevieve. Their son, Joseph Wilhelm Langhardt, brought his family to Missouri from Germany in 1884 and also settled in Ste. Genevieve.

1. Johann Christian LANGHARDT

Birth: 26 Mar 1788, Essen

 

Spouse: Gertrude KIRCHFELD
Birth: 1783, Essen

 

Children: Wilhelm Philip (1817-)


Johann Christian | Wilhelm Philip | Joseph William | Antoinette E.
Mary | Josephine | Clemens Wm Francis | Simon Victor Joseph | Hildegarde Ida

1.1 Wilhelm Philip LANGHARDT

Birth: 1 Jan 1817, Essen

 

Spouse: Gertrude Antoinette VORST
Birth: 12 Jun 1823, Germany
Father: Johannes Marten VORST (1799-1844)
Mother: Anna Gertrude LEGRAND (1801-1864)
Marr: 29 Sep 1844, Germany

 

Children: Joseph William (1844-1934)


Johann Christian | Wilhelm Philip | Joseph William | Antoinette E.
Mary | Josephine | Clemens Wm Francis | Simon Victor Joseph | Hildegarde Ida

1.1.1 Joseph William LANGHARDT

Birth: 19 Dec 1844, Germany
Death: 22 Jan 1934
Burial: Valle Spring Cemetery, Ste. Genevieve, MO
Occ: Farmer

Old newspaper articles:

Saturday, Feb. 2, 1884
Jos. VORST, Jr., was agreeably surprised this week, when he arrived at DeLassus, to find a cousin of his who has just arrived from Essen, Germany. The gentleman, Mr. Jos. LANGHARDT, was engaged in teaching in the "Old Country," but was obliged to give up his position because his hearing failed him, and now intends to purchase a suitable place in the neighborhood to engage in farming.

Saturday, 26 Apr 1884
Mr. Jos. W. LANGHARDT, nephew of Mr. Jos. VORST of the Southern, has rented Mr. Wm. PALMER's place on the Plank Road and will move into the same in a couple of weeks.  Mr. PALMER intends to live with his son-in-law, Mr. Gregorie ALBERT.

Saturday, 17 May 1884
Joseph LANGHARDT, nephew of Joseph VORST, has moved into Wm. PALMER's house. He came with his family from St. Louis on Tuesday.

Saturday, 9 Aug, 1884
Joseph LANGHARDT bought the Jacob ROTH farm in New Alsace for $2,000. He intends to be a horney-handed son of the soil and see for himself how it is.

Spouse: Gertrude HETTROP/HUTTROP
Birth: 5 Jul 1850, Germany
Death: 19 Sep 1925, Ste. Genevieve Co. MO
Marr: abt 1871

 

Children: Antoinette E. (1872-1928)
  Mary (1881-)
  Josephine (1883-)
  Clemens Wm Francis “Joseph” (1886-)
  Simon Victor Joseph (1888-1979)
  Hildegarde Ida (1893-1974)


Johann Christian | Wilhelm Philip | Joseph William | Antoinette E.
Mary | Josephine | Clemens Wm Francis | Simon Victor Joseph | Hildegarde Ida

1.1.1.1a Antoinette E. LANGHARDT*

Birth: 9 Jul 1872, Germany
Death: 5 Mar 1928, Missouri
Burial: Valle Spring Cemetery, Ste. Genevieve

Antoinette came to America with her family in 1884. She was naturalized 1886.

Sainte Genevieve Herald
Feb. 11, 1893:
MARRIED.
On Thursday, February 9th, 1893, Miss Nettie E. Langhardt was married to Mr. Edward L. Siebert. The ceremony was performed by Rev. F. X. Weiss at the residence of Henry L. Siebert, the groom's brother, at 6 o'clock p.m. and was witnessed by relatives and friends. The bridesmaids were Misses Annie Langhardt and Annie Rehm, while Messrs. Thomas J. Jokerst and Andrew Siebert, Jr., were groomsmen. A splendid wedding supper had been prepared by Mrs. Hy. L. Siebert, to which all did ample justice.
In the evening a ball was given at Union Hall in which many of the friends of the bride and groom participated and danced till a late hour. The ball opened by a grand march headed by the newly wedded couple. The march was pronounced by all who witnessed it to have been the most intricate and successfully led march ever gone through in Union Hall.

The fair bride is the daughter of Mr. Joseph Langhardt of Kehl and teacher of the primary department of our public school, and the groom is the son of Mr. Andrew Siebert of New Bremen, and is in the employ of Jokerst and Brother. Many handsome presents were received by the bride from the numerous friends of the two families, whom the HERALD joins in wishing the happy couple a long life of happiness and prosperity.

Spouse: Edward SIEBERT
Birth: abt 1868
Death: bef 1900
Father: Andrew SIEBERT (1835-1906)
Mother: Elizabeth KLEIN (1840-1905)
Marr: 9 Feb 1893, Ste. Genevieve Co. MO

 

Children: Herbert (1893-)
  Gilbert (1895-)

 

Spouse #2: Charles Gage BRENNEMAN

1.1.1.1b Antoinette E. LANGHARDT* (See above)

Spouse: Charles Gage BRENNEMAN
Birth: IL
Marr: abt 1904

 

Children: Carl (1905-1964)

 

Spouse #1: Edward SIEBERT


Johann Christian | Wilhelm Philip | Joseph William | Antoinette E.
Mary | Josephine | Clemens Wm Francis | Simon Victor Joseph | Hildegarde Ida

1.1.1.2 Mary LANGHARDT

Birth: Mar 1881, Germany


Johann Christian | Wilhelm Philip | Joseph William | Antoinette E.
Mary | Josephine | Clemens Wm Francis | Simon Victor Joseph | Hildegarde Ida

1.1.1.3 Josephine LANGHARDT

Birth: 16 Aug 1883, Germany
Death: 6 Dec 1970, Phoenix, Arizona

I believe that this was Marie Mueller’s “Aunt Josie” who lived in St. Louis. The Mueller girls would often stay with her. She had a player piano that we thought was wonderful!

Spouse: Dr. Joseph KNICHEL
Birth: 14 Jun 1874, St. Louis, MO
Death: 1952, St. Louis, MO
Marr: 24 Jun 1903, Sainte Genevieve, MO

 

Children: Gertrude Anna (1904-1982)


Johann Christian | Wilhelm Philip | Joseph William | Antoinette E.
Mary | Josephine | Clemens Wm Francis | Simon Victor Joseph | Hildegarde Ida

1.1.1.4 Clemens Wm Francis “Joseph” LANGHARDT

Birth: 8 Feb 1886, MO

 

Spouse: Anne D. [--?--]

 

Children: Helen (1920-)
  Ernestine (1925-)
  Gertrude (1927-)


Johann Christian | Wilhelm Philip | Joseph William | Antoinette E.
Mary | Josephine | Clemens Wm Francis | Simon Victor Joseph | Hildegarde Ida

1.1.1.5 Simon Victor Joseph LANGHARDT

Birth: 1 Sep 1888, MO
Death: 21 Mar 1979
Burial: Valle Spring Cemetery, Ste. Genevieve

Name appears also as Victor E. Langhardt.


Johann Christian | Wilhelm Philip | Joseph William | Antoinette E.
Mary | Josephine | Clemens Wm Francis | Simon Victor Joseph | Hildegarde Ida

1.1.1.6 Hildegarde Ida LANGHARDT

Birth: 15 Mar 1893, MO
Death: 12 Sep 1974
Burial: Valle Spring Cemetery, Ste. Genevieve

 

Spouse: George E. MUELLER
Birth: 23 Apr 1893, Sainte Genevieve, MO
Death: 14 Apr 1958
Father: Henry A. MUELLER (1863-1928)
Mother: Maria R. GREMMINGER (1871-1948)
Marr: 5 Jun 1917, Ste Genevieve County, MO

According to the 1900 census, Hilda's and George's families lived on neighboring farms in Ste. Genevieve County. After they were married they lived on Sugar Creek Road about half way between Ste. Genevieve and Bloomsdale. They had eight children, four boys and four girls.


Color Key: Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4


Descendants of Joseph Langhardt & Gertrude Huttrop

  • Joseph William LANGHARDT
    b. 19 Dec 1844, Germany
    d. 22 Jan 1934
    & Gertrude HETTROP/HUTTROP
    b. 5 Jul 1850, Germany
    d. 19 Sep 1925, Ste. Genevieve Co. MO
    m. abt 1871
    • Antoinette E. LANGHARDT*
      b. 9 Jul 1872, Germany
      d. 5 Mar 1928, Missouri
      & Edward SIEBERT
      b. abt 1868
      d. bef 1900
      m. 9 Feb 1893, Ste. Genevieve Co. MO
    • Antoinette E. LANGHARDT*
      b. 9 Jul 1872, Germany
      d. 5 Mar 1928, Missouri
      & Charles Gage BRENNEMAN
      b. IL
      m. abt 1904
    • Mary LANGHARDT
      b. Mar 1881, Germany
    • Josephine LANGHARDT
      b. 16 Aug 1883, Germany
      d. 6 Dec 1970, Phoenix, Arizona
      & Dr. Joseph KNICHEL
      b. 14 Jun 1874, St. Louis, MO
      d. 1952, St. Louis, MO
      m. 24 Jun 1903, Sainte Genevieve, MO
    • Clemens Wm Francis “Joseph” LANGHARDT
      b. 8 Feb 1886, MO
      & Anne D. [--?--]
    • Simon Victor Joseph LANGHARDT
      b. 1 Sep 1888, MO
      d. 21 Mar 1979
    • Hildegarde Ida LANGHARDT
      b. 15 Mar 1893, MO
      d. 12 Sep 1974
      & George E. MUELLER
      b. 23 Apr 1893, Sainte Genevieve, MO
      d. 14 Apr 1958 m. 5 Jun 1917, Ste Genevieve County, MO

 

This chart shows how Joseph Vorst of Ste. Genevieve, the Langhardt family, and Paul Vorst, the father of the artist Joseph Vorst, were related. All were descendants of Johannes Marten Vorst of Essen.

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