The Langhardt Family


Some families related to the Andres and the Vorsts

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:

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.


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.

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.

photo of "Descendants of Johannes Marten Vorst of Essen" chart