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Emilie Albertine Zech

Emilie Albertine Zech[1]

Female 1861 - 1939  (77 years)

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  • Name Emilie Albertine Zech 
    Born 21 Jul 1861  Smirdowo, Kreis Flato, West Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Possible Arrival in US 14 Aug 1882  Ship's Name: Zaandam, Manifest ID Number: 36814 Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Marriage Record 2 Jan 1891  Augusta, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Recorded an event that took place on 21 Dec 1890 at Fairchild, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. 
    Census 1900  Wentworth township, Lake County, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 1905  Cleveland Township, Jackson County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    1905 Wisconsin State Census 
    Age: Abt. 44 
    Naturalization 26 Dec 1905  Naturalization took place at the same time as with her husband, Robert Lange: Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Census 1910  Cleveland Township, Jackson County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Census 1920  Jackson County, Cleveland Township, Wisconsin, near Fairchild Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Census 1930  Eau Claire County, Fairchild Village, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Died 3 Jul 1939  Jackson County, Cleveland Township, Fairchild, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Buried 6 Jul 1939  Fairchild Cemetery, Fairchild, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14
    Notes 
    •        As with Robert Lange, very little is known about Emilie. Born in 1861, she came to the United States in approximately 1880 with two sisters, settling first in the state of Illinois, according to an undocumented obituary. [Dale Lange has been able to locate a possible time of arrival in the U.S. If the Family Tree maker Family Archives CD #356 presents the appropriate Emilie Zech, then she could have arrived in the U.S. on August 14, 1882 on the SS Zaandam. I was not able to find two sisters who arrived at the same time, but there was a Herman Zech who came on the same ship on the same date.]
             The above information was corroborated by data from the U. S. National Archives and Records Administration [EAZ 05], which is given as follows:
      Last Name: Zech
      First Name: Emilie
      Age: 21
      Sex: Female
      Occupation: Unkown
      Literacy: Unknown
      Country of Origin: Germany
      City/Town of Last Residence: Unknown
      Destination City/Country: USA
      Transit and/or Travel Compartment: Staying in the USA [Transit]; Steerage [Travel]
      Manifest Identification Number 36814
      The Manifest Number here matches the Manifest Number of the SS Zaandam, which arrived on August 14, 1882 as indicated above.
             The SS Zaandam was a ship of 3,063 gross tons with a length of 324 ft. and a width of 38. It had one funnel, two masts, an iron hull with a single screw, giving it a speed of 10 knots. It accommodated 500 in first class, 424 in third class. This ship was built by the Nederlandsche Stoomboot Mij Fijenoord in Rotterdam and was launched on May 02, 1882 for the Holland America Line. Its maiden voyage was Amsterdam-New York on July 29, 1882. She was after 1897 to the Austro Americana line, was named the Styria, and was sunk in Chesapeake Bay in collision with a British ship, SS Indrakuala on January 03, 1913. [JosL 02]
             Emilie married Robert Lange in 1890. They moved near Madison, South Dakota to farm. Upon selling their South Dakota farm, near Madison,Robert and Emilie moved back to Fairchild, Wisconsin, near where they were married. Emilie and Robert were parents of six males and one female. Emilie was a housewife and mother during her married life; Robert, a farmer.
             In the 1900 U. S. Federal Census, Amelia is a 38 year old, white married female. She has been married to Robert for nine years and has given birth to six children. She was born in Germany of parents who were both born in Germany. She arrived in the U. S. in 1882 and has been here for 18 years. She was born in July of 1861. She has no employ outside the home. Although her native language is obviously German, she reads, writes, and speaks English. Amelia lives with her husband, Robert, and six children (Ella, Archie or Art, Otto, Paul, Walter, and Max) in Lake County, Wentworth Township, South Dakota. [RL 07.]
             Emilie was naturalized at the same time as Robert. According to Emily Peters, Murphy Library-Special Collections, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, "Until 1922 women automatically achieved citizenship when their husband naturalized, or when they married a citizen. Also, since women could not vote until after 1919, many single women probably didn't bother to naturalize, as there was no practical reason to do so." [RL 11.]
             In the 1910 U. S. Federal Census, Emelie Albertine Zech is the wife of Robert Lange. She is a 48 year old, white, married female. She has been married to Robert for 19 years. She has given birth to seven children all of whom are living. She was born in Germany of parents who were born in Germany. She arrived in the U. S. in 1882. She is not naturalized. Emelie speaks, reads, and writes English, although German is her native language. She has no occupation outside the home. She lives with her husband, Robert, and seven children (Ella, Arthur, Otto, Paul, Walter, Max and Armie) in Cleveland Township, Jackson County, Wisconsin. [RL 09.]
             At the time of the 1920 U. S. Federal Census, Emelie (Amelie in the census) was married to Robert Lange; she is female, white, 58 years of age. She is reported to have arrived in the U.S. in 1882 and was naturalized in 1904. She speaks, reads, and writes English, although German is her mother tongue. She was born in West Prussia, as were her mother and father, whose native language is also German. She has no particular trade or profession. Amelia lives with her husband, Robert, and two children, Paul W. and Max, in Cleveland Township, Jackson County, Wisconsin. [RL 05.]
             In the 1930 U.S. Federal Census, Emilie (Amelia) is the wife of Robert Lange. She is white, 65 year old, married, female. She reads, writes, and speaks English. She has been married for 28 {?) years. She reads, writes, and speaks English although her home language was German. She was born in Germany of parents who were both born in Germany. The record indicates that she immigrated to the U.S. in 1882; she is a naturalized citizen. She has no occupation - thus, she is retired. [RL 06.]
             As a very young child of five years, Dale Lange remembers going to Emilie's funeral. He saw her in a casket in Paul Lange's house. He still recalls the smell of sacarine sweet flowers surrounding her bier. Getting to her funeral also had excitement. Somewhere in Wisconsin, on U.S. Highway 12 out of St. Paul, a big truck passed Max Lange's car, pulled in quickly, and almost forced the car in the ditch. We all could have been killed!
    Person ID I15526  Lythgoe-Donaldson
    Last Modified 5 Mar 2018 

    Family Robert M. Lange,   b. 13 Apr 1865, Hoffmannsdorf, Kreis Wirsitz, Posen, Preussen Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1932, Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 21 Dec 1890  Bridge Creek, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16
    Notes 
    •        By 1905, the Robert Lange family had moved from South Dakota to Wisconsin. It is my conjecture [DLL] that after marriage in Wisconsin, Emilie and Robert went to South Dakota to establish a homestead. When they had met homestead criteria, they probably sold the farm, moved back to Wisconsin, and bought a farm in Cleveland Township, Jackson County, Wisconsin. This conjecture will need proof.
    Last Modified 5 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F7154  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S250] Obituary and Death Certificate.
      Undocumented Obituary, Mrs. Robert Lange. [See EAZ 01.] See also Emilie Albertine Lange, Wisconsin death certificate (July 3 1939), uncertified copy, filed August 11, 1939. [See EAZ 03.]

    2. [S230] William Zech, death certificate (March 1, 1945). [WZ 01.].
      Emilie Albertine Lange, Wisconsin death certificate (July 3 1939), uncertified copy, filed August 11, 1939. [See EAZ 02.]

    3. [S279] Emilie Zech entry, SS Zaandam Passenger Manifest 35814, in Passenger and Immigration Lists: Germans to America, 1875-1888, Family Archive #356. Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 1999. [Taken from Glazier, Ira A., and P. William Philby, eds. Germans to America Volumes 32-56. Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 1993-97. [EAZ 03.].

    4. [S8235] Emilie Zech, Germans to America Passenger Data File, 1850-1897. College Park, MD: The U.S. National Archives & Records Administration, http://aad.archives.gov/aad/ [EAZ 05.] [Go Passenger Lists; Type in Emilie Zech.].

    5. [S9170] J. J. Oetjen, Lutheran Minister. Marriage of Emelie Zech and Robert Lange, 21 December 1890. A Register of Deeds Form. [DLL.].

    6. [S281] Robert Lange household, 1900 U.S. census, Lake County, South Dakota, Wentworth township, page 11A, dwelling 174, family 176; National Archives micropublication T623, roll 1551. [RL 07.].

    7. [S8117] Robert Lange, 1905 Wisconsin State Census, Jackson County, Wisconsin, Cleveland Township, sheet 06, family 103, line 29; Wisconsin State Census, 1905, roll CSUSAWI1905_13. Wisconsin, Wisconsin State Census, 1905. Microfilm, 44 reels. Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison Wisconsin. Ancestry.com. (2007). Wisconsin State Censuses, 1895 and 1905 [database online]. Provo, UT: The Generation Network, Inc. [RL 12.].

    8. [S258] Robert Lange, declaration of intention, 31 October 1896, Lake County, South Dakota, and naturalization record, 26 December 1905, Volume C, page 60, Naturalization Records, Jackson County, Black River Falls, Wisconsin. [RL 10.].

    9. [S282] Robert Lange [written Robert M. Lang] household, 1910 U. S. Census, Jackson County, Wisconsin, Cleveland Township, ED 76, SD 6, sheet 174A, dwelling 18, family 18; National Archives micropublication T624, Roll 1713. [RL 09.].

    10. [S280] Robert Lange household, 1920 U. S. census, Jackson County, ED 48, page 6A, , family 102; National Archives micropublication T625, roll 1990, image 0167. [RL 04.].

    11. [S283] Robert Lange household, 1930 U.S. census, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, town of Fairchild, ED 18-21, SD 4, sheet 4A, dwelling 95, family 96; National Archives micropublication T626, roll 2572, image 143.0. [RL 06.].

    12. [S230] William Zech, death certificate (March 1, 1945). [WZ 01.].
      Emilie Albertine Lange, death certificate (July 3 1939), State of Wisconsin, Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics, uncertified copy, filed August 11, 1939. [EAZ 02.]

    13. [S237] Obituary.
      Undocumented Obituary, Mrs, Robert Lange. [EAZ 01 indicates she died on Monday, 03 July, her funeral was on "Thursday," July 6, 1939; and she was interred on the same day.]

    14. [S8782] Emilie Zech Lange. {2012). Ancestry.com. Find a Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Find a Grave Memorial # 28286107. [EAZ 06.].

    15. [S251] Marriage Certificate.
      Lange-Zech Marriage, marriage certificate (December 21, 1890), Register of Deeds, Eau Claire County, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, filed January 2, 1891. [EAZ 03.]

    16. [S9169] Emilie Albertine Zech - Robert Michael Lange marriage. (2000). Ancestry.com. Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1820-1907 [database online]. Volume 2, page 49. provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations. [EAZ 07.].