John HOMMES

Male 1865 - 1938  (73 years)


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  • Name John HOMMES 
    Born 3 Jan 1865  Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Jan 1938  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Rose Hill Burial Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From Augusta Leubecher’s diary: “1912: John Hommes is very sick and he has to have an operation. They also built themselves a new home.”

      1885 Minnesota State Census: Hennepin, Crystal Lake
      Bernard Hommes, 50, born in Prussia,
      Lena,48, born in Prussia
      Charlie, 21, born in Minnesota,
      John, 19, born in Minnesota,
      Fred, 17, born in Minnesota,
      Eddie 15, born in Minnesota,
      Josephine, 10, born in Minnesota,
      Joseph, 9, born in Minnesota,
      Peter, 5, born in Minnesota.

      1900 Census: Minnesota, Stearns Cty, Island Twp., City of St. Cloud: 126 7th Ave. S.:
      Hommes, John, head, age 34, born July (?) 1866, married 7 yrs., born in Minnesota, father and mother born in Germany, occupation: bookbinder;
      Bertha, his wife, born Oct. 1874, age 25, married 7 yrs., has one child who is still living, born in Germany, father and mother born in Germany, came to the US in 1893,
      Neva, their daughter, born Oct. 1895, age 4, single, born in SD, father born in Minnesota, mother born in Germany.

      1905 Minnesota State Census: Stearns, St. Cloud, Ward 2:
      Census Date: 7 Jun 1905
      Hommes, John, born in Minnesota, father and mother born in Germany, book binder;
      Hommes, Bertha, born in Germany, father and mother born in Germany;
      Hommes, Rene, born in Minnesota, father born in Minnesota, mother born in Germany.

      1910 Census: Oklahoma: Oklahoma Cty: Oklahoma City:
      Hommes, John, head, 44, first marriage, married 17 years, born in MN, father and mother born in Germany, bookbinder, own shop;
      Bertha, wife, 35, first marriage, married 17 years, has had 2 children, 1 still living, born in Germany, father and mother born in Germany;
      Rene, daughter, 6, single, born in MN, father born in MN, mother born in Germany.

      1920 Census: Oklahoma, Oklahoma Cty., Oklahoma City:
      Hommes, John, head, age 53, born in Minnesota, father and mother born in Germany, occupation: salesman, printing (next word illegible);
      Bertha, his wife, age 45, born in Wurtemburg, father born in Bavaria, mother born in Saxony;
      Rene, their daughter, age 15, born in Minnesota, father born in Minnesota, mother born in Wurtemberg.

      1930 Census: Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Ward 3, Block 600, 618 W. 11th St.:
      Hommes, John, head, rents, age 64, married, first married at age 28, born in Maine [sic], father born in Missouri, mother born in Ohio, occupation: proprietor, printing shop;
      Bertha, his wife, age 55, married, first married at age 18, born in Germany, father and mother born in Germany, came to the US in 1885, is a naturalized citizen.

      Portions of a Letter from Rex Leubecher to Jerry Lowell, postmarked Jan 10, 2003:
      “..Aunt Bertha and Uncle John moved to Oklahoma City from St. Cloud. My folks were married in September of 1914 and visited them in Oklahoma on their honeymoon. Uncle John had been involved in the printing business. He had made the largest bobook cover out of leather at the time. It was displayed at a World’s Fair. I don’t remember the city but was about in the 1890s or early 1900s. Years back it was displayed at the Pierre Museum, maybe still there. We, our family, went to visisit them in either 1929 or 1930. At that time Uncle John was a “jobber”. He would solicit orders and take to printers to be made. Bertha and John lived in 1/2 of a duplex and Rene and husband Nesbitt Miller lived in the other half. I remembeember they had a connecting door to each side. Later, after our trip, Neb & Rene adopted two girls. Neb had served in the Army and in Oklahoma City was a Doctor optometrist. We have kept in touch with Sherrl the one of adopted daughters of Rene & Neb.

      Address:
      Sherri and Marion Butterfield
      25626 Mosquero Lane
      Mission Viejo, California 92675

      Sherri & Marion have two married daughters and two grandchildren. We have lost track of Mitzi but suppose Sherri would know where she might be.
      Aunt Bertha and Uncle John did have one other daughter--Vera. Vera died at a very young age and don’t know any details.
      In retirement, Aunt Bertha and Uncle John would drive around in the late afternoons. On their last drive together, Uncle John missed the final turn home and asked Aunt Bertha where is our street? Laid his head on the steering wheel and diedd. Bertha managed to stop the car...Bertha died very similarly. Later after John’s death, Bertha and friends would take trips occasionally. Their last trip was to Carlsbad Caverns. Bertha didn’t arise in the morning in a motel and passed away in her sleep.”

      From The Oklahoman newspaper, Jan. 17, 1938: Funeral for John Hommes, 73, 949 East Drive, who was in the printing and engraving business here 32 years, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Monday in the Watts & McAtee Funeral Home. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Hommes died Saturday in the 600 block NE 11th Street while he was going home."
    Person ID I941  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2016 

    Family Amalia Bertha LEUBECHER,   b. 27 Oct 1874, Wendershausen, Tann, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1940, Seymour, Baylor, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 6 Apr 1893 
    Children 
     1. Vera HOMMES,   b. Oct 1895, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1901, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 5 years)
    +2. Rene Violet HOMMES,   b. 21 Mar 1904, St. Cloud, Stearns, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1985, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Headstones
    Hommes family plot
    Hommes family plot
    Histories
    Correspondence. Leubecher, Iva.  Letter written to sister-in-law, Bertha Hommes and her husband, John Hommes.  Second letter in envelope written to sister-in-law Helen Thompson.
    Correspondence. Leubecher, Iva. Letter written to sister-in-law, Bertha Hommes and her husband, John Hommes. Second letter in envelope written to sister-in-law Helen Thompson.
    Written on 23 August 1926.
    Last Modified 8 May 2017 
    Family ID F287  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Jan 1865 - Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Jan 1938 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Rose Hill Burial Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Hommes, John
    Hommes, John