Margheim Ludwig

Male 1885 - 1951  (66 years)


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  • Name Margheim Ludwig 
    Born 3 Feb 1885  Merkel, Saratov Province, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Oct 1951  Scottsbluff, Scottsbluff County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mitchell Valley Cemetery, south of Mitchell, Scottsbluff County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I00001  Margheim Family from Gottlieb
    Last Modified 15 May 2006 

    Father Margheim Friedrich Ferdinand,   b. 1847, Merkel, Saratov Province, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1908, Merkel, Saratov Province, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Brunz Eva Elizabeth,   b. 16 Dec 1859, Merkel, Saratov Province, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1894, Merkel, Saratov Province, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 1874  Merkel, Saratov Province, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0013  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Foos Elizabeth,   b. 9 Apr 1885, Dietel, Saratov Province, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1970, Gering, Scottsbluff County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 24 Jan 1904  Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Margheim Jacob,   b. 15 Oct 1904, Windsor, Weld County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1927, Havre, Hill County, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
    +2. Margheim George,   b. 21 Apr 1906, Wellington, Larimer County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1975, Gering, Scottsbluff County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    +3. Margheim Alexander,   b. 10 Jan 1908, Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1962, Thornton, Adams County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    +4. Margheim John,   b. 3 Jun 1910, Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1995, Anaheim, Orange County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +5. Margheim Carolyn Mae,   b. 11 Aug 1912, Bison, Rush County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 2005, Scottsbluff, Scottsbluff County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    +6. Margheim Louis, Jr
    +7. Margheim Fred E.,   b. 13 Jun 1921, Henry, Scottsbluff County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 2007, Scottsbluff, Scottsbluff County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +8. Margheim Helen
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2005 
    Family ID F0001  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Ludwig Margheim and Elizabeth Foos Family, Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado 1910
    Ludwig Margheim and Elizabeth Foos Family, Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado 1910
    L to R: Jacob, Ludwig holding Alexander, Elizabeth holding John and George.
    Ludwig Margheim (Left) Kansas Pacific Railroad, Russell County, Kansas 1908.
    Ludwig Margheim (Left) Kansas Pacific Railroad, Russell County, Kansas 1908.
    Ludwig (Louis, Sr.) Margheim and Elizabeth Foos, Lyman, Scottsbluff County, Nebraska 1949.
    Ludwig (Louis, Sr.) Margheim and Elizabeth Foos, Lyman, Scottsbluff County, Nebraska 1949.

    Documents
    Ludwig (Louis) Margheim US census for Colorado 1910.
    Ludwig (Louis) Margheim US census for Colorado 1910.
    Listed in the census for Fort Collins, Larimer, County, Colorado. Family Group 62. Lines 55 thru 59.
    Ludwig (Louis) Margheim Declaration of Intention 1911
    Ludwig (Louis) Margheim Declaration of Intention 1911
    Filed 15 Sep 1911 Gering, Scottsbluff County, Nebraska.
    Ludwig (Louis) Margheim US census for Scottsbluff County, Nebraska 1920.
    Ludwig (Louis) Margheim US census for Scottsbluff County, Nebraska 1920.
    Listed in rural Mitchell, Family Group 135, lines 12 thru 19.
    Ludwig (Louis) Margheim Second Declaration of Intention 01 Apr 1942.
    Ludwig (Louis) Margheim Second Declaration of Intention 01 Apr 1942.
    Filed at Gering, Scottsbluff County, Nebraska.
    Ludwig (Louis) Margheim Petition for Naturalization 01 Apr 1942.
    Ludwig (Louis) Margheim Petition for Naturalization 01 Apr 1942.
    Filed at Gering, Scottsbluff County, Nebraska.

    Headstones
    Ludwig (Louis, Sr.) Margheim and Elizabeth Foos
    Ludwig (Louis, Sr.) Margheim and Elizabeth Foos
    Mitchell Valley Cemetery, Mitchell, Scottsbluff County, Nebraska

  • Notes 
    • Immigrated to the USA 25 May 1901. Port of entry was New York, N.Y. Ship was the "Kaiser Wilhelm II". Destination was Russell, Kansas. He went to work for the Kansas-Pacific Railroad spending time at Russell, Kansas, and later at Sugar City, Crowley County, Colorado, and in 1903, Windsor, Weld County, Colorado. After he married in 1904, his family moved to Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado. In the fall of 1908 he moved his family to Scottsbluff, Scottsbluff County, Nebraska. His family then split time between Scottsbluff and Fort Collins until 1911. The Great Western Sugar Company started to build a sugar factory in Scottsbluff in 1909, and he obtained a job on the construction crew traveling, and working between Fort Collins and Scottsbluff. In 1911, after the factory was completed, he took a job as a foreman with the Kansas-Pacific railroad and moved to Bison, Kansas. In 1915 he returned to Scottsbluff and began to farm in Mitchell Valley. He later farmed in Henry, Stegall, Gering Valley, Scottsbluff (Lake Alice area) and finally Lyman, Nebraska. He retired in 1949 turning his farm over to sons Louis, Jr. and Fred E. Margheim. He and Elizabeth then moved into the city of Lyman, Nebraska.

      Declaration of Intention filed September 11, 1911 at Gering, Scottsbluff County, Nebraska. Name listed as Louis Margheim. Age 25. Occupation beet worker. Personal description: color white, complexion light, color of eyes blue, other visible distinctive marks: bullet wound on end of index finger left hand. Born Makarowka (Merkel), State of Saratow, Russia on February 3, 1886. Current residence Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Emigrated to the USA from Bremen, Germany on the ship Kaiser Wilhelm II. Last foreign residence was Saratow (Saratov Province), Russia. Arrived New York City May 25, 1901.

      Second Declaration of Intention filed April 1, 1942 at Gering, Scottsbluff County, Nebraska. Residence Rt. 1, Lyman, Nebraska. Occupation farmer. Age 56. Born February 3, 1886 in Merkarowka (Merkel), Russia. Wife Elisabeth. Married January 28, 1904, Fort Collins, Colorado. She was born at Dittel (Dietel), Saratow, Russia April 9, 1885. Entered the USA at Winnipeg, Canada May 1900.

      Petition for Naturalization filed April 1, 1942 at Gering, Scottsbluff County, Nebraska. Date of birth on petition was February 3, 1885. Personal description: male, color white, complexion light, color of eyes blue, color of hair blond, height 5 foot 8 inches, weight 196 pounds, visible distinctive marks scar on index finger left hand.

      The Colorado 1910 United States Census listed the family as living in Fort Collins, Larimer County. Listed family as follows: Louie Morghaim, age 25, entered USA in 1903 (not correct should be 1901, moved to Windsor, Colorado area from Sugar City in 1903). Occupation was Laborer Railroad Section. Lizzie Morghaim, age 25, entered the USA in 1900. Showed Louie and Lizzie as being married for 6 years, and parents of 3 children, all still alive. They were: Jacob age 5, George age 3, Alexander age 2. All born in Colorado. ( Note: Census takers tended to write down what they heard and often mis-spelled names )

      The Nebraska 1920 United States Census for Scottsbluff County, Mitchell Precinct, District 224 Listed as follows: Louis Margheim age 34, entered the USA in 1902; naturalized 1911; wife Elizabeth, age 32, entered the USA in 1902; children: Jake, age 15, born in Colorado; George, age 13, born in Colorado; Alexander, age 11, born in Colorado; John, age 9, born in Colorado; Carolina, age 7 born in Kansas; Louis, age 2 7/12, born in Nebraska. Taken from the Internet, Ancestory.com.

      He assisted in the building of two churches in Scottsbluff County. The German Evangelical St. Paul's Lutheran Church (now St. Paul's United Church of Christ) Mitchell, Nebraska, and the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church (now Immanuel United Church of Christ) Lyman, Nebraska.

      He had a beautiful singing voice. I can remember him singing at church as a child in the 1930's and at his home with his wife Elizabeth playing the organ. He was a great story teller. I (Clarence Jake Margheim) can recall him telling stories from books he had read with the family gathered around him. Thats how I learned about "Robinson Crusoe" in 1935. The first book I became familiar with as a child. He told the stories in German and translated to English for us children.

      Helen Foos Gravette Gaab, Fresno, California (Elizabeth's neice) remembers Ludwig telling stories about Russia when her family visited Ludwig and Elizabeth in 1929. The following is one of them: "Ludwig left Merkel, with a one horse sleigh, to go to one of the nearby villages to purchase supplies. On the way back to Merkel he was caught up in a snow storm. The blizzard was so severe that Ludwig thought that he would freeze to death. He used some blankets and furs that he had in the sleigh to cover his horse, then turned the sleigh upside down and got under it. He packed snow around the inside of the sleigh, and covered himself with some remaining furs and blankets. He thus managed to survive the blizzard. The next day the storm abated and he was able to resume his journey back to Merkel".