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Johann Frederich Tonsing

Male 1825 - 1886  (61 years)


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  • Name Johann Frederich Tonsing 
    Gender Male 
    Born 27 February 1825  Linnerheide, Wittlage, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    • Linnerheide
    Baptism 6 March 1825  Barkhausen, Wittlage, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • sponsor: Johann Friedrich Tönsing
    Cause of Death Heart; Tuberculosis  [5, 6
    Confirmation 14 April 1839  Barkhausen, Wittlage, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Immigration 1842  Baltimore Co., Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Occupation Shoemaker, Farmer 
    Residence(s) 1825: #32A Linnerheide, Wittlage, Hannover, Germany
    1839: #21 Linnerheide, Wittlage, Hannover, Germany
    1842: Linne, Barkhausen, Hannover, Germany  [4, 7, 8
    Died 13 November 1886  Bedford, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Headstones Submit Headstone Photo Submit Headstone Photo 
    Person ID I1688  Lisa's Genealogy
    Last Modified 24 October 2009 

    Father Johann Heinrich (Henry) Tönsing,   b. 25 October 1798, Brockhausen, Wittlage, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 June 1853, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Mother Maria Elisabeth Lindemann,   b. 2 February 1793, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 September 1831, Linnerheide, Wittlage, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 8 December 1819  Wittlage, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence(s) 1822: House 53B, Brockhausen, Hannover, Germany
    1824: House 43B, Brockhausen, Hannover, Germany
    1825-27: House 32A, Linnerhaide, Hannover, Germany
    1831: house 21B, Linnerheide, Hannover, Germany  [11, 12
    Family ID F1262  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Eleanor (Maria Elizabeth) Boehning,   b. 27 April 1830, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 December 1905  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 5 November 1847  Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14
    Residence(s) 16 Nov 1855: purchased 40 or 100 acres (Lot 1) in T6W R12, Independence twp.
    1860: Independence Twp., Cuyahoga Co., Ohio
    1875-1880: Bedford Twp., Cuyahoga Co., Ohio  [15, 16
    Children 
     1. Heinrich F. Tonsing,   b. 21 July 1850, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1878, Bedford Twp., Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     2. John Frederick Tonsing,   b. 27 September 1852, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 August 1909, Bedford Twp., Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    +3. Johann Heinrick Tonsing,   b. 4 January 1855, Independence Twp., Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 December 1919, Bedford Twp., Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +4. Anna M. E. Tonsing,   b. 4 April 1857, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 April 1933  (Age 76 years)
     5. Clamer Frederick Louis Tonsing,   b. 7 July 1859, Bedford Twp., Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 June 1886, Bedford Twp., Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     6. Elinor M. Tonsing,   b. 1860,   d. June 1882  (Age 22 years)
    +7. Regina Marie Tonsing,   b. 7 September 1861, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 October 1930  (Age 69 years)
     8. Henry Tonsing,   b. 1867,   d. 1894  (Age 27 years)
     9. Johann William Tonsing,   b. 2 March 1867, Bedford Twp., Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 June 1886, Bedford Twp., Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
     10. Frederick Tonsing,   b. 31 December 1867, Bedford, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1870, Bedford, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     11. Sophia Tonsing,   b. 22 July 1871, Bedford, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1880, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 8 years)
     12. Martin E. Tonsing,   b. December 1873, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about June 1890  (Age ~ 16 years)
    Family ID F1050  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Freiderich Tonsing traveled with Heinrich Bohning a schoolmate, and Ernst Borges.

      "John and Maria Elizabeth had thirteen children. One was killed in 1909 by a bull, and four died of consumption between the ages of 16 and 28.

      John F. was one of eleven men who met at the farm home of Kasper Henry Scherler in Independence OH in 1854 to organize the Evangelican Lutheran Congregation of St. Johns. The eleven men were John Henry Bicker, Herman Henry Bohning, John Henry Bohning, Ernst Frederick Borges, Gerhardt Henry Hellman, Louis Holter, Frederick Matthias, Kasper Herman Scherler, John Henry Weber, Kasper henry Wischmeier and John F. Toensing. The first building on the corner of Granger and Turney Roads was dedicated Oct. 14, 1854 with 36 communicant members.

      Twenty-five years later the cornerstone was laid for a larger church, and on July 1, 1879 the new church was dedicated with both German and English worship services. The first church was used until 1895 as a school, moved elsewhere, used as a farm building, then burned accidently in its 7th decade. In 1954, the 75th anniversary of St. Johns, Garfield Heights OH, membership was 900 with six generations represented."

      John died of consumption (hemorrhage) in 1891 at the age of 66.

      S 249 - 6:127; Sept. 27, 1873; Dec. Term, 1873.
      CHRISTIAN VOTH and MARIA VOTH vs. FRED TONSING, Administrator of the Estate of HERMAN BOEHNING; Money Only.

      S250 - 6:128; Sept. 27, 1873; Dec. Term, 1873.
      FLORA VOTH vs. FRED TONSING, Administrator of the Estate of Herman Boehning; Money Only.

      Flora Voth was called to attend Herman Boehning as a nurse when Boehming was afflicted with smallpox in the spring of 1873. Five days later Mrs. Maria Voth was also called in the same capacity. Boehming died shortly after and the nurses remained to clean and tidy the home.
      The nurses claimed that they presented bills for services to Fred Tonsing, administrator of Boehming’s estate, on August 26, 1873. Tonsing asserted that no bills were presented to him. Flora claimed that her services were worth $300; Mrs. Voth, $200. The administrator valued Flora’s services at $50 and Mrs. Voth’s at $20.
      On September 27, 1873 Flora filed suit in the Superior Court of Cleveland against the administrator for $300. On the same day Mrs. Voth and her husband, Christian, filed a suit for $200. A jury returned a verdict for $40 in favor of Mr. and Mrs. Voth and one for $200 in favor of Flora on December 5, 1873.

      Memorial Record of the County of Cuyahoga and the City of Cleveland, Ohio. Page 509-510
      JOHN H. TONSING, whose name is prominent among the agriculturists of his cummunity, was born in Independence township, Cuyahoga county, Ohio, January 4, 1855. His father was Frederick Tonsing, one of the early settlers of this county: he was a native of Hanover, Germany, and was a youth of sixteen years when he bad farewell to his Fatherland and crossed the seas to America. He married Eleanor Boehning, alsa a Hanoverian by birth, who was a lass of fourteen when she came to this country. He was a shoemaker by trade and followed this occupation several years in Cleveland. When he had saved sufficient means he invested in land and turned his attention to farming. He had a tract of 126 acres under excellent cultivation and all the surroundings indicated the thrift and prosperity of the proprietor. Mr. and Mrs. Tonsing had thirteen children, four of whom are now living: Frederick, who remains upon the old homestead; John H., the subject of this notice; Anna, who is the wife of John Meilander; Marie, who married Michael Manke; Henry, a popular teacher educated at Oberlin College, who died at the age of twenty-seven years; Louis, who died at the age of twenty-seven; William, who died at the age of nineteen; Martin, who was sixteen years of age when the Pale Visitant again entered the household; the other children died in infancy. The father passed away at the age of sixty-one years, in November 1886. He was a most active member of the Lutheran Church, to which he gave a liberal support. In politics he adhered to the Democratic party. Mrs. Tonsing survives her husband, and still resides at the farm.
      John H. Tonsing passed an uneventful youth, attending the common schools of the township and assisting in the work of the farm. At the age of twenty-four years he married Elizabeth Schreiber, a daughter of Carl Schreiber, who was also born, reared and educated in Newburg township. Mr. and Mrs. Tonsing are the parents of six children: Arthur, Laura, Rose, Walter and May, twins, and Viola.
      The farm on which Mr. Tonsing resides with his family is well improved, the buildings being of modern style and conveniently arranged. He is one of the most reliable men of the township, and employing only the most correct methods in all his business operations commands the confidence and respect of all with whom he has any dealings.
      Politically he gives his allegiance to the Republican party. He is an active member of the Lutheran Church, being one of the Deacons. [6, 8, 17]

  • Sources 
    1. [S87] ((__:Never Done Press, 1995)), 18 Mar 1825.

    2. [S423] 18 Apr 1825, Hanover, Germany.

    3. [S990] 27 Feb 1825.

    4. [S1022] .

    5. [S423] .

    6. [S87] ((__:Never Done Press, 1995)).

    7. [S990] .

    8. [S526] The Immigration Story of Ernst Boehning, 1843.

    9. [S381] Tonsing Genealogy Forum, message 19.

    10. [S423] 13 Nov 1886.

    11. [S561] .

    12. [S561] death record of Maria Elisabeth Lindemann, 1831.

    13. [S88] .

    14. [S487] Marriage Index Ohio 1789-1850, (Family Tree Maker, Broderbund), 3 Nov 1847.

    15. [S402] .

    16. [S403] .

    17. [S1839] (Cleveland:WPA, Professional and Service Division, District Four (1939)).



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