Category Archives: RUMPF

John RUMPF and Louisa RUDENBECK family

John RUMPF was born 4 July 1839 in Mecklenberg, Germany. His father’s name was also John. Around 1867, he married Louisa RUDENBECK. Louisa was born 9 April 1839 in Mecklenberg.

They had two children in Germany before immigrating. The Rumpf family arrived in New York City on 13 November 1872 aboard the ship Germania. John, Louisa (listed as Sophia Jr) and their children, Charles (Carl) and Minnie (Wilhemine) traveled along with John’s father, John, and possibly his grandmother, Sophia.

They lived in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. Louisa died on 27 July 1910 in Toledo. John died on 14 March 1918 in Toledo.

Their children were:

  • Charles A R RUMPF born 22 Feb 1867 in Germany. He married Caroline Sophia REHM around 1889. He died on 26 April 1951 in Sylvania, Lucas County, Ohio.
  • Mina Mary Kustoe “Minnie” RUMPF was born 18 May 1870 in Germany. She married Edward BIGGAM on 2 July 1890 in Lucas County. She died on 5 April 1944 in Toledo.
  • Christian John RUMPF was born 26 October 1876 in Toledo. He married Bertha MUSCH on 17 October 1900 in Lucas County, Ohio. He died on 5 November 1951 in Toledo.

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Christian John RUMPF and Bertha MUSCH family

Christian “Christ” John RUMPF was born 26 October 1876 in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. He was the son of John L RUMPF and Louisa RUDENBECK.

On 17 October 1900, he married Bertha MUSCH in Lucas County, Ohio. Bertha was born 24 November 1879 in Germany to William Albert MUSCH and Marie Elizabeth EICKBRECHT.

Bertha died on 2 November 1946 in Toledo. Christian died on 5 November 1951 in Toledo.

Note: William MUSCH and Marie EICKBRECHT were married in Lucas County, Ohio 10 months after Bertha’s birth date. It is possible that one or both of them are not her biological parents, but she identifies them as such.

They had two daughters:

  1. Mabel M RUMPF was born about 1904. She married Frank Benjamin ELLIS on 26 August 1920 in Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan. She died on 26 July 1964 in Toledo.
  2. Esther RUMPF was born 7 May 1906 in Toledo. She married Edmund SALZWEDEL. She died on 24 January 1990 in Maumee, Lucas County, Ohio.

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Frank Benjamin ELLIS and Mable RUMPF marriage

Frank Benjamin ELLIS married Mabel M RUMPF on 26 August 1920 in Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan.

“Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925,” digital images, FamilySearch Record Search (http://pilot.familysearch.org : accessed 9 May 2010), entry for Frank Ellis and Mabel Rumpf, marriage 1920, Monroe, Michigan; from Michigan Secretary of State. “Marriage records, 1868-1925.” Michigan Department of Vital Records, Lansing, Michigan. FHL microfilm, 187 reels. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Frank Benjamin ELLIS and Mabel RUMPF family

Frank Benjamin ELLIS was born 2 January 1902 in Liberty Township, Wood County, Ohio. Frank was the son of James ELLIS and Margaret WARNER. At age 18, he married 16 year old, Mabel M RUMPF on 26 August 1920 in Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan. Mabel was born circa 1904 to Christian John RUMPF and Bertha MUSCH. They lived in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. Mabel died on 26 July 1964 in Toledo. Frank died on 6 February 1965 in Toledo.

They had 5 children:

Laverne ELLIS was born 11 December 1921. She married Eugene MEEKER. She died 27 March 1991 in Sylvania, Lucas County, Ohio.

Arlene ELLIS was born 21 February 1923. She married William SPEICHER. She died on 21 July 1982 in Maumee, Lucas County, Ohio.

Frank Carl ELLIS was born 27 December 1924. He served in WWII aboard the USS Antona. He married Betty Lou DEWESE. Frank died on 23 April 1985 in Toledo.

Marvin ELLIS was born 11 November 1926. He married Joyce BAUER. He died on 3 December 2001 in Toledo.

June ELLIS was born 31 May 1930. She married Raymond NIESE. She died on 5 September 2007.

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