Frank Simon Feuerstein
5 March 1881 - 10 April 1971









Notes transcribed by Gary Feuerstein from Frank's personal notebook

Born 3/5/1881
1882 Moved to Nebraska farm - 9 miles SE Fremont, Saunders Co. near present site of Leshara. Grew up on farm and attended country school - District No. 96, 8th grade diploma 12/21/97, signed by S.E. Clark, Co. Supt. Worked out on farms, start $14 mo. to $22 per mo. Cornhusking $.02 per bu (to $.025)

1898 fall, 10 wks. term at Fremont Normal School 1899 fall etc. 2-10 wk. terms Fremont Normal School. 1901-2 Fremont Normal 40 or 50 weeks 1902-3 Fremont Normal School 50 weeks

Graduated Fremont Normal School Fall 1903 - Scientific Class

Some work on farm when not in school 1903-4 Taught School - Norden, Nebraska 8 mos. @ $60 (warrants) Summer term 1904 University of Nebraska - (Latin) Fall 1904-5-6 Taught 2-9 mo years Principal at Salem, NE. $630 to 650 per year for Salem teaching.

Summer 1905 Went to Portland - Lewis & Clark Exposition.

Fall 1906 Started Store - Leshara. (Was precinct assessor part time while in store) 1916 Traded store for farm at Seneca, So. Dakota. Rented farm -poor care & poor return. Unable in 30's to pay taxes. Closed out - mostly loss.

1916 Fall at home Leshara - Some carpenter work - painting, cornhusking, etc. (Trip to Okla ...)




Frank Feuerstein World War I registration form. 12 September 1918
Thanks to Jan Corder




1919 Took family - moved to Idaho Falls - & started work for East Side Lumber Co. Aug 13 that year



1904 Family Portrait in Leshara Family Records

Father John N. Feuerstein, Born 11/28/1846 Died 1/19/1925
Mother Annie Philomenia Baus Feuerstein, Born 3/18/1856, Died 12/27/1935


Other members of family:
Mary Isabelle Feuerstein, Born 11/11/1878, Died 1/9/1879 (59 days)
Thomas Daniel, Born 11/16/1882, Died Apr 13 1887 (4 yrs 3 mos 28 days)
Sarah Philomenia, Born Feb 27 1884, Died 7/18/1916 (32 years +)
John Leo, Born 10/24/1888,Died 6/30/1938
Francis Herbert, Born 6/24/1885, Died 5/30/1950
George Urban
Augustine Grover (Gerard), Born 3/8/1890, Died 8/10/1958
Page dated 10/14/58:
Notes copied from InMemoriam Book - Augustine Grover Feuerstein Augustine Grover Feuerstein Born 3/8/1890 Estina Parish Entered into Vest 8/10/58 (1958) Estina Cemetery Age 68 Yrs 5 mos - 2 days Services St. Patrick's Cem. Fremont, Father Flynn 8/12/58 9am Burial Estina Cemetery 10:30 am 8/12/1958

Page dated 11/2/61:
The Baus Family (Copy at Newberg, Oregon, 11/2/61) (At Leona's)

The records of the Church of St. Paul, New Alsace, Ind., under date of 11/3/1846, certify to the Canonical and Legal Marriage of John Baus(age not given) and Mary Olinger (age not given). Records signed by Rev. Martin Stahl Witnesses: Anton Zommerman and Eva Baus. Information from Rev. Joseph Sermersheim (?) of St. Paul Rectory.

Aunt Mary's children: Emily, Elliott, Plymouth, Michigan. Ralph Boutwell, married ?.

Uncle Frank's children: Kate Hinken near Cincinnatti, Diane Steinen, near Cincinnatti. Joe Baus, near Cincinnatti.

Uncle John's children: Sadie Cundiff, Arrowsmith, Ill. Ellen Baus, Saybrook, Ill. Charlie Baus, Cleveland, Ohio.

Aunt Fannie's children: Simon, Artist, Indianapolis; Frank,California; Flora drowned at Lafayette.

Uncle Dick's children: Iva Neilman, 2642 N. Herding St., Indianapolis; Ollie Baus, Indianapolis Uncle Adam, (btr.(?) Helen Baus)

Page not dated but numbered with previous sheet:
Baus Family Continued:
Grandfather John Baus - Born in Germany
Grandmother Mary Olinger Baus - Born in Germany
Anna Baus Feuerstein (married John F.)
Minnia (Philomena) Baus Stiekel (no children) husband John Stiekel killed in RR accident Baggoar Ma. (?)
Mary Baus Boutwell Day (?) Children: Leo Canch; Ralph and Emily, Plymouth, MI; Eve (or Eva) Baus Grismore (George G.), Norwood, Ohio Adam Joseph Baus (Elmer deceased) Helen, Cincinnatti, Ohio
Simon Baus (Ninos) Simon - Frank, Herbert, Flora
Dick Baus children: Iva Baus Neiman; Ollie Baus, Indian ... (?)
Frank Baus: Ninos John, Joseph, Katie, Diene all deceased
John Baus lived in Saybrook, IL
Ninos: Charlie, Sadie, Ella, (Another Son)
Leo Baus
George Baus


Page dated 11/30/65:
FS Feuerstein Family Records

Children in Father's Family - Feuersteins - Indiana

Appolonia, born June 1838, Married Adam Rull ? (Roell)
Kasper, born April 1840, married Catherine (Kate) Henniger
Jacob (Jake), born Feb 1841, died March 22, 1907
Barbara , born June 24, 1843 married Conrad Herzog?
Kate, born March 18 1845
John N., born Nov. 28 1846, married Anna Baus
Ruth, born March 15, 1848
Mark, born April 25, 1850
Goerge, born Sept. 25, 1853
Mary , born March 28, 1855
Elizabeth, born Nov. 29, 1856
Fannie, born Jan. 13, 1858
Paul, born Nov. 6, 1861


Transcribed from notes by Helen Stewart. November 1989.

Frank Simon Feuerstein was born in Mankato, Minnesota on 5 March 1881 to John Nicholas Feuerstein and Anna Magdalen Baus, the third of 14 children. The family migrated South and eventually settled on a farm in Nebraska, outside Leshara. Frank attended Fremont Normal School where he graduated with a teaching degree about 1902. Frank met Grace Ostenberg from Mead, Nebraska, a fellow teacher, and they were married December 28, 1910 in Claremore, Oklahoma

Frank left teaching and, starting about 1906 in Leshara, ran a Mercantile Business. Frances Helen (Helen), their first child, was born in April 1913; Kathleen Monica (Kap), in December 1914. In August 1917, Frank and Grace moved to Idaho Falls, accepting an invitation from John Poitevin, a businessman from Leshara, whose children were taught by Frank, to work in the East Side Lumber Company at West 13th and Curtis St. in Idaho Falls. Frank worked in the office. They settled in the John Poitevin home on West 14th. John was away in World War 1. After he returned, the family moved to a small home on Curtis St. while their new home was being completed at 355 West 14th - the family home.

By that time, Mary Ann (1917) and Charles Francis (Chic) (1919) had been added to the family. John Thomas (Tom) (1921) arrived in the new home. During Frank's years in Idaho Falls, he worked for the Poitevin brothers for 24-1/2 years, served 2 terms in the State Legislature about 1932, appraised land for the government in Central Oregon, served on the board of public assistance for Idaho Falls and then in later years helped people with their income tax in his home.

Besides spending her time at home with the 5 children, Grace helped with a big garden and yard - part of the ground where the LDS Church stands on W. 14th St. - raised chickens, helped process them for Fred's Cafe on Broadway where State Hardware is now located. She helped with special dinners in Holy Rosary Church. She was the coffee maker for these affairs, making it in an old fashioned clothes boiler. She served as President of the Catholic Women's League many years ago. Grace was an accomplished pianist and oil painter.


Family Portrait 18 September 1949

When they arrived in Idaho Falls, the family went to church and catechism in a building on Eastern Ave. - now known as Dusty's Tavern - and helped with the building of the Catholic Church and school and Sacred Heart Hospital. Helen started school in the Central School on Water and Elm St., and entered Holy Rosary the first year it was built as a 3rd grader. All 5 children graduated from this school.

Helen - Mrs. Charles Stewart - lives in Idaho Falls
Kathleen - Mrs. Andy Young - lives in Shelley, Idaho
Mary Ann - Mrs. Lloyd Brown - lives in Boise, Idaho
Charles - Florence Manfredo - lives in Vancouver, Washington
Tom - Betty (deceased) - lives in Aberdeen, Washington


Feuerstein Family ca. 1938

Conversation with Charles "Chic" Feuerstein 15 November 1989

Frank Feuerstein was a devoted walker. He collected a menagerie of articles picked up during his walks including marbles and hub caps. He walked daily until at least his 80th birthday, usually from home to the John Hole Bridge, about 5 miles away.

Chic graduated from Idaho Falls High School in 1937. That summer Frank and he drove their Model A Ford to Central Oregon where Frank conducted a botanical survey for the Government on what was to become a dam site. Chic spent about a week with him on this trip. Chic started working for the J.C.Penney company as a sophomore in High School, during the first part of October 1935. He was paid $.15/hr and had to wait until after his 16th birthday on October 24 to collect his first paycheck due to a wage regulation. He worked for the Penney company his entire career, interrupted by College (Idaho State in Pocatello)and World War II, until retirement in 1980.

Chic started ISU in Pharmacy, caught pneumonia and was unable to keep up his studies, accepted a job in the Pocatello Penney store where he met Florence Manfredo who was working in the clerical department. They were known to have violated all rules regarding personal messages in the company mechanical messenger system. They were married January 11, 1943. Chic, Florence, John (1949) and Gary (1950) moved from Albany, Oregon to Longview, Washington in 1951 to accept the job as store manager. Mary Jo (1952) and Robert (1954) were born in Longview. They later moved to Kelso (1954), Butte, Montana (1956) and Aberdeen, Washington (1960) in all of which Chic managed Penney's stores. Chic retired from Penney's in January 1980. Chic and Florence moved to Vancouver, Washington in 1983




Notes from Helen Feuerstein Stewart, about 1985

FEUERSTEIN FAMILY

Frank Simon Feuerstein and Grace Genevieve Ostenberg were married on December 28, 1910 in Claremore, Oklahoma

They both were school teachers and then FranJc went into the Mercantile business for 10 years, before moving to Idaho Falls in August 1917. This buisness was located in Leshara, Nebraska.

Frank taught some of the Poitevin family in Nebraska and after thcy moved and established the EAST SIDE LUMBER COMPANY on West 13th and Curtis St, they gave him a job in their office.

Frank and Grace arrived in Idaho Falls with 2 daughters, Frances Helen and Kathleen Monica. They were settled in the John Poitevin home on West 14th Street. John was away in the World War, and after he rcturned, the froilily moved to a small home on Curtis while their new home was being completed at 355 West l4th - the fa1ilily home. By that time, Mary Ann and Charles Francis had added to the family and John Thomas arrived in the new home.

During Frank' s years in Idaho Falls, he workcd for the Poitevin Brothcrs for 24-1/2 Years, served 2 terms in the State Leg.islature, appraised land for the government, served on the board of public assistance for I F and then in later' years helped people with their income tax in his home.

Besides spending her time at home with thc 5 children, Grace helped with a big garden and yard - part of the ground where the LDS church stands on West 14th - raised chickens, helped process them for FRED'S CAFE on Braodway where STATE HARDWARE is now located. She helped with special dinners at Holy Rosary Church. She was the coffee maker for these affairs and made it in an old fashioned clothes boiler. She served as president of the Catholic Women's Leagure for many years.

The family went to church and catechism when they arrived in Idaho Falls on Eastern Ave, in a building known as DUSTY'S TAVERN and helped with the building of tho Church and SACRED HEART HOSPITAL. Helen started school in the Central School on Water and Elm streets and entered Holy Rosary the first year it was built as a third grader. All 5 children graduated from this school.

Helen - Mrs. Charles Stewart - live in Idaho Falls
Katjleen - Mrs. Andrew Young - lives in Shelley, Idaho
Mary Ann - Mrs. Lloyd Braown - lives in Boise
Charles - lives in Vancouvcr, Wash
Tom - lives in Aberdeen, Wash.






From Tim Winker, 22 September 2005:

Here's a mystery to ponder. I have a family history on the Feuersteins collected by Michael Hoover. He lists the wife of John Nicholas Feuerstein as "Anna Magdalena Baus". You have her as "Annie Philomenia Baus Feuerstein". Her grave stone says "Anna T. Feuerstein".

Attached photos show the Feuerstein grave stones in St. Therese Cemetery (a.k.a. Estina Catholic Cemetery) near Leshara, NE. I will be posting these and others linked to the Feuerstein pages at Winker.net.

Buried in the same cemetery are several members of the FEIST family. Mary Catherine (Feuerstein) Feist was the sister of John N. Feuerstein.

       






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