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Langenhorst, Laurenz 1830-1910 with two wives' families


Posted By: Wilma J. Vande Berg - volunteer (email)
Date: 9/4/2022 at 11:32:13

Langenhorst, Laurens 1830 – 1910 Family

This BIOS for the the Laurens Langenhorst family was compiled by Wilma J. Vande Berg of the Greater Sioux County Genealogical Society. The life and times of Sioux County pioneers can be read about in several Sioux County books. “The Story of Sioux County” by Charles Dyk gives a very colorful account of pioneer life with its joys and hardships. The book “Siouxland A History of Sioux County” by Nelson Nieuwenhuis gives a great historical accounts of the area. The “1908 Sioux County Atlas” also has historical accounts of the various townships of Sioux County. Also, reference the Hospers Centennial Book 1891-1991.

No printed biography for the Laurens Langenhorst family was found. The information found for this narrative had been gathered from various sources and recorded herein as found but may have discrepancies in names, dates and places.

From the Hospers Centennial book 1891-1991, page 16 under the heading of St. Anthony’s Church of Hospers. During the 1880s and 1890s other family names were added to the original charter members of St. Anthony’s including: …… Lawrence and Clem Langenhorst…..
Page 47 is a 1908 plat map of Hospers, just to the north west edge of town across the railroad tracks it lists the owner of N part of S. E. ¼ of Sec 3 as L. Langenhorst.

The 1908 Atlas of Sioux County section 3 page 17. has a photo of the residence of L. Langenhorst.

From the Public Members Trees on ancestry.com (posted by other family members) lists:
Laurenz Langenhorst born 10 Aug 1830 Berge, Emsland, Niedersachsen, Deutschland and died 6 Apr 1910 Hospers, Sioux County, Iowa. He was the son of Johan Volbert Langenhorst 1799-1874 and Anna Margreta Luegermann 1800-1874. On 27 Nov 1866 He married Marie Adelheid Kotte 1828-1881 at Lyons, Clinton, Iowa.

Marie Adelheid Kotte was born 17 Aug 1838 Messingen, Niedersachsen, Germany and died 4 Apr 1881 Monona, Clayton, IA. Her parents were Johann Theodor Kotte born 1793 and Gesina Maria Brommelkamp born 1798. Marie Kotte and Laurenz Langenhorst were the parents of six children listed below.

Laurenz Langenhorst married 31 Dec 1881 at Monona, Iowa to Maria Louisa Thy born 14 Oct 1857 Messingen, Hannover, Niedersachsen Germany and she died 19 Dec 1944 at Hospers IA. Her parents were Johann Heinrich Thy 1824-1897 and Margaretha Adelheid Hoving. Laurenz Langenhorst and Maria Louisa Thy had five children at listed below.

Because of the various sources for the children’s information most comes from family trees done by other family members the information can vary in accuracy.

CHILDREN of Laurenz Langenhorst and Marie Adelheid Kotte

1. Johan Felix Langenhorst 1867-1927 Find A Grave lists Dr Felix John Langenhorst born 2 Oct 1867 at Lyons, Clinton Co. Iowa died 20 Aug 1927 at Chicago Cook Illinois. His wife was Annie ‘Nannie’ Maria McKinley 1870-1925 Langenhorst. Felix was a Physician/Surgeon

2. Anna Johevine Langenhorst 1868-1869 Langenhorst, Anna born 23 Nov 1868 died 19 Feb 1869 dau of Lawrence and Adelheid buried in Hospers Iowa. There were no newspapers at that time to reference for a death article. No county death records either. (The submitter questions the fact that she was buried at Hospers as per the birth of other children as they were living in Clinton IA in 1869 at the time.)

3. Maria ‘Louise’ Langenhorst born 22 Nov1869 Clinton Ia died -1949 Find A Grave lists Maria Louise Claseman born 1869 Iowa died 13 May 1949 Long Prairie, Todd Co. MN.
Sioux County IA marriage record of 10 Apr 1907 at Sioux Co. Iowa to Henry Klaseman.
Public Member Trees on Ancestry.com (done by others) lists Henry Gerhard Claseman born 12 May 1871 Lyon Co. Iowa died 9 Nov 1938 at Todd Minnesota. He married Louise M. Langenhorst born 20 Nov 1869 Lyon County Iowa and she died 13 May 1949 Stearns County MN. Two children listed as Clement Lawrence Claseman 1908-2006 and Lucy Maria Claseman 1910-2005

4. Anna ‘Ida’ Langenhorst born 12 Jun 1871 at Luana, Clayton, Iowa died 27 Oct 1947 Estherville, Emmet, Iowa. Death record listed her as Ida Anna Langenhorst Ricker born 12 Jun 1871 Luan Iowa and died 27 Oct 1947 at Estherville, Iowa. On the ancestry family report her husband was Fredrick William Ricker born 5 Sep 1858 and died 22 Mar 1935 at Hope, Steele, ND . Three children were listed – Genevieve Kathryn Graff 1903-1960, Igantius Earl Ricker 1895-1975 and Lawrence Archibald Ricker 1898-1957.

5. Maria Sophia Langenhorst 1872-1873 Find a Grave lists Maria Langenhorst born 24 Dec 1872 Clayton Co. Iowa died 8 Sep 1873 Monoma, Clayton County Iowa.

6. Clara Maria Langenhorst 1876-1946 Illinois death Index lists Clara Marie Heying born 21 Oct 1876 Luana, Iowa died 29 May 1946 Elmhurst, Du Pate, Illinois. Her husband was Joseph Heying.
The ancestry.com family report lists Joseph Herman Heying born 1876 at Liberty Dubuque IA and died 29 Apr 1955 New York, married 27 Apr 1897 Iowa. The children listed were – Adelhaide Marie Heying 1898-1990, Vincent Joseph Antonie Heying 1901-1991, Harold Anthony Heying 1906-2003, Edna Philomena Heying 1909-1990, Anne E. Heying 1913-2000, Anthony Lewis Heying 1913, and Clara Jospehine Heying 1916-1993.

CHILDREN of Laurenz Langenhorst and Maria Louisa Thy (note the birth place of the children seems uncertain in some of the records, Laurenz’s obit states moved to Sioux county Iowa in about 1894.)

7. Clemens Wilhelm Langenhorst born 14 Oct 1882 Luana Clayton Iowa and died 29 Sep 1941 died 29 Sep 1941 Le Mars Plymouth Iowa. He married 19 Apr 1904 Hospers IA to Magdalena R. Hentjes born 5 apr 1882 Iowa, she died 29 Jun 1962 Le Mars Iowa. Their children listed were – Lawrence J. Langenhorst 1906-1982, Thedore C. Langenhorst 1908, Olivia R. Langenhorst 1904-1997, and Harold John Langenhorst 1918-1994.

8. Johan Heinrich Langenhorst 1885-1885 Langenhorst, John Heinrich ‘ Henry’ born 19 Apr 1885 Clayton IA died 1 May 1885 son of Lawrence and Maria Louise Thy 1857-1944. Buried in St. Anthony’s cemetery Hospers IA.

9. Antonette Elizabeth Langenhorst born 17 Jul 1887 Iowa and died 6 Mar 1969 Long Prairie, Todd, MN. She married on 21 May 1907 in Sioux County IA to Joseph Bernard Claseman born 1876 died 26 Jun 1949 Long Prairie MN. Their children listed were - Angeline Marie Claseman 1908-2002, Frances Ann Claseman 1911-1994, Clarence Francis Claseman 1914-2002, Geraldine Marie Claseman 1918-2005

10. Angelicka ‘Angeline’ Katerina Langenhorst born 20 Apr 1890 Luana, Iowa and died 4 Jun 1976 at Sheldon, Iowa. She first married Harry Louis Schaffhausen born 23 Jan 1892 Minnesota and he died Jan 1922 Hospers, Iowa. Their children listed were – Ethyl Marie Schaffhausen 1916-1995, Lloyd M. Schaffhausen 1917-1987 and Dorothy Lucinda Schaffhausen 1921-2020.
Aneline Langenhorst married John William Jungers born 14 Mar 1880 Hospers Iowa and died 6 May 1965 Hospers IA. They were married 22 Jan 1934 at Hospers IA. He was first married to Rosa Becker she died 1926. One of their children was Bernice Ann Jungers born 1911 at Hospers IA, who married John James Huygens, their daughter was Mary Ann Huygens Hatfield born 27 May 1944 Hospers IA.

OBITUARY of Laurenz Langenhorst 1830-1910

Laurenz Langenhorst was born in Hanover Germany in 1830 and died at Hospers Iowa April sixth 1910--being in his eightieth year at the time of his demise. His death was caused by a complication of heart and liver trouble.
He left Germany for the United States in 1865--settling in Eastern Iowa. He resided there as a tiller of the soil until in the spring of 1894 he retired from the farm and removed to Hospers to enjoy the fruits of long years of labor. Since that time he has been a resident of Hospers.
The subject of this sketch was twice married. In 1866 he married Miss Marie Adelade Kottee but fifteen years later death parted them. To this union six children were born of whom two are dead. The living in order of their birth are Dr. F. J. Langenhorst of Ashton, Mrs. Henry Claseman of Long Prairie, Minnesota, Mrs. F. W. Ricker of Granville and Mrs. Joseph Heying of Tripp county, South Dakota.
In 1882 Mr. Langenhorst was wedded to Louise Thy. Four children blessed this second marriage--of whom three are living. The surviving children of this marriage are Clem Langenhorst of Hospers, Mrs. Joseph Claseman of Long Prairie, Minnesota and Miss Angie Langanhorst at home. His widow is also left to mourn his loss. The children--with the exception of the doctor--were all at his bedside at the death; the doctor was on his way.
Mr. Langenhorst made many friends during his sixteen years residence in Hospers and these--in addition to the bereaved wife and children--are left to mourn one who had proven himself a man who lived as God wishes us all to live. Funeral services will be conducted from the Catholic church at Hospers at ten o'clock Saturday morning.
Source: Alton Democrat, April 9, 1910.

OBITUARY of Marie Mrs. Laurenz Langenhorst
Funeral services were held January 2 in St. Anthony's church at Hospers for Mrs. Marie Louise Langenhorst, early resident of the Hospers vicinity. Mrs. Langenhorst passed on the preceding Friday after an illness of only a few days.
She was born in Messinger, Hanover, Germany Oct. 14, 1857. In 1881 she came to America and settled around Luana. Here she was married to Lawrence Langenhorst, a widower with four children. The family lived for a time near Luana and Monona and then settled on a farm near Hospers. Mr. Langenhorst died in 1910.
Surviving are five daughters, namely Mrs. Louise Clausman, Sun Prairie, Wis., Mrs. Ida Richer, Spirit Lake, Mrs. Clara Heying, Lombard, Ill., Nettie Clauseman, Long Prairie and Mrs. Angeline Jungers of Hospers. Three sons preceded her in death, Dr. Felix Langenhorst of Chicago, Clem Langenhorst of Hospers, and a son in infancy. She is survived by 25 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren.
Source: Alton Democrat, Jan. 11, 1945.
Her husband's obituary (Alton Democrat, April 9, 1910, his name spelled Laurenz) gives her maiden name as Thy and their marriage year as 1882.
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Another obituary, Sioux County Capital (Orange City), Jan. 11, 1945:
Hospers: Another Pioneer passed away on Friday, December 29 at 5 p.m. Mrs. Maria Louisa Langenhorst died at the age of 88 years. She was born October 14, 1857 at Messinger, Hanover, Germany, and came to America in 1881. She lived at Luana, Iowa, where she became the bride of Lawrence Langenhorst.
Funeral services were held at 9:30 a.m. from St. Anthony's Church with Rev. J. Thoenissen in charge. Interment was in St. Anthony's Cemetery.
She is survived by two daughters, Nettie (Mrs. Joe Clausman) of Long Prairie, Minn., and Angeline (Mrs. J. W. Jungers) of Hospers; three step-daughters, Mrs. Ida Ricker of Spirit Lake, Mrs. Clara Heyina of Lombard, Ill., and Mrs. Louise Clausman. Also 25 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, and two sons, Dr. Felix Langenhorst of Chicago, and Clem Langenhorst, who passed away in 1941.

This is a photo of the Langenhorst family that was in the Public Member Trees Langenhorst family report on ancestry. All of the people on the photo are not identified. The submitter of this BIOS identified some of the people by way of other family reports on ancestry.com.
It was believed to be taken in 1926 at the time of the wedding of Earl Ricker and Ethel Claseman. They are believed to be in the middle row far left. Some of the children in the back row are believed to be of Clara Langenhorst Heying, Vincent on far left and Anna on his right, but their mother may not be pictured. Front center are Felix Langenhorst next to Maria Louisa Thy Langenhorst (his step mother). The man who is fourth from left in second row is Joseph Claseman husband of Antonette Langenhorst. Antonette is in the front row far left. The lady in the front row second from the right with girl in front of her is Louise Langenhorst 1869 Mrs Henry Claseman. The second lady from the left with a young child in front of her is Anna Ida Langenhorst 1871 Mrs. Fredrick Ricker. The second row far right is Genevieve Kathryn Ricker 1903. Second row Third from left is Fredrick Ricker 1858.


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