Louis Schillinger and Louisa Bauer were married on 21 September 1885 in East New York. I recently acquired their marriage record from the New York Municipal Archives, and it contains vital clues to further research on the Bauer family. Previously, all I had confirmed was that Louisa Bauer’s mother was also named Louisa, as she shows up in census records as a widow living with her daughter and son-in-law. I did not know the father’s name or the mother’s maiden name. Now I do, thanks to this valuable vital record.
According to the Marriage Record of Town of New Lots, East New York:
Louis Schillinger married Louisa Bauer on 21 September 1885.
Both were residents of East New York at the time of their marriage.
Louis was 22 years old and Louisa was 20 years old (which would make their birth years approximately 1863 and 1865, respectively).
Louis was working as an architect.
It was the first marriage for both of them.
Louis’ parents were listed as Xavier Schillinger and Catherine Autetter. [These names were already known to me, but they are alternate spellings for his first name and her last name.]
Here’s the really exciting news! Louisa’s parents are listed as Anton Bauer and Louisa Hoefler.
The attestator [witness] was A. Nieman of East New York.
I created a family hourglass chart to illustrate how the Schillinger generations go. I’ve also created a family group record as a .pdf file that has more information than last night’s post. To explain:
An hourglass chart shows both the ancestors and descendants of the couple at the center of the hourglass. In this case, I’m showing all the information about the known ancestors, but I have limited the descendants to 2 generations and blanked out the information on the one living person (my Pop) for privacy reasons.
A family group record is all the information about one family laid out in a very organized fashion and is a standard form in genealogical research. In this case, I’m only including the FGR for Louis F. Schillinger and his wife, which will include their children, but not their ancestors or their descendants beyond their children. I’ve only included notes from Louis and his wife.