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Paul Fredrick  HIRSCH

Paul Fredrick HIRSCH

Male 1871 - 1939  (68 years)

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  • Name Paul Fredrick HIRSCH  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 14 Mar 1871  Woifelwitz, Sachsen, GERMANY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Buried Oct 1939  Glendale Cemetary, Des Moines, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Died 27 Oct 1939  Des Moines, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Notes 

    • Paul Fredrick and Herman Raymond were twins, born in Woifelwitz Germany. They were the oldest of four children when they came to America in 1886. Their father had died just shortly before their mother Pauline Uber Hirsch came to America . Also Selma, and Martha the youngest. I have been told that Paul was a small man, but a hard worker. While he and Hilma lived in Des Moines they had a house on Hickman Rd. No heat in the winters except for a cook stove. Paul worked as a Harness maker and later at a furniture store! They raised five children. Nora was the third eldest.
      After My father Donald Lee Short passed away I recieved the Hirsch Family Bible published in 1890 in Chicogo Illinios. It was all typed in German except for the headings with the illustrations. Inside HilmaAnnetta Hirsch; Pauls wife wrote all of thier childrens birthdates Baptisums, and confirmation dates as well as the preachers name and church. The big secret was one legal looking form folded up inside it! It was all written in German and had the German seal on it. Everyone in the family knew about it, but it was Olde Formal German and most people could make out what it all meant! In 1999; 113 years after it was written I had it translated word for word with explinations of some of the terms. What it turned out to be was a revised birth certificate for the youngest Minna Selma Martha Hirsch born to Friedrich and Pauline UBER Hirsh. When baby Minna Selma Martha Hirsch was born on Janurary 3th 1876 the town was called WOIFELWITZ in the county of STREHLEN, GERMANY. Ten years later, evidently for passport idenification she had to have it revised because the name of the town was changed to FRIEDERSDORFF, and still in STREHLEN Co. The form was filled out on February 18, 1886.
      This document answered alot of questions that hadn't been asked yet! Like the Hirsch's lived in Woifelwitz Germany where he was a "Blue Colar" or laborer, said to have been a butcher. They were of the PROTESTANT faith know here as Lutheran. His wife's maiden name was UBER. It even gives the place of birth; at their apartment at 8:00 AM on Janurary 3 1876. It even points out that the baby was given three first names. That must have been unusual even for those times.
      The BIG mystery still exist! The document was signed by Friedrich Hirsch on February 1886. Pauline Uber Hirsch brought their four children to America in August of 1886, but was listed as a widow, and nothing was ever know about what happened to him! Or at least no stories were ever passed on to the grandkids!
    Person ID I0769  Short Family Tree - Donald 'Shorty' Short
    Last Modified 21 Nov 2008 

    Father Friedrich HIRSCH,   b. 6 Oct 1839, Brosowo,Culm, Westpreussen, Gremany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1886, Friedersdorf, Strehlen, GERMANY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Mother Pauline UBER,   b. 8 Feb 1847, Woifelwitz, Sachsen, GERMANY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1916, Marathon, Clarke County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married GERMANY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hilma Annette GULBRANSON,   b. 19 Aug 1875, Alta, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1960, Des Moines, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 17 Apr 1900  Marathon, Clarke County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
    +1. Nora Lorrane HIRSCH,   b. 21 Aug 1905, Des Moines, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1980, Des Moines, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Family ID F15  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Mar 1871 - Woifelwitz, Sachsen, GERMANY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Apr 1900 - Marathon, Clarke County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Oct 1939 - Glendale Cemetary, Des Moines, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Oct 1939 - Des Moines, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S02247] Short Andrew.FTW.
      Date of Import: Sep 9, 2001

    2. [S02253] Shorts Line.FTW.
      Date of Import: Mar 11, 2002

    3. [S02257] Brittain12GED.FTW.
      Date of Import: Dec 27, 2002

    4. [S02276] HirschGED.GED.
      Date of Import: Jul 27, 2003