We are looking for the Ancestors and Relatives of Paul Gustav ENGEMANN b. 1863 and Hedwig BEYER ENGEMANN b. 1865.They were born in Germany in Silesia. Here is a brief History of the Engemann's in the United States. When Hedwig Beyer ENGEMANN's young husband Paul Gustav ENGEMANN died at the early age of 40 in 1903, she was left without a means of supporting her four children because Paul's business, a "Beer Garten" in the town of Schweidnitz, Silesia, Preuss went to his partners or brothers (which we do not know).
Being a spiritual person, Hedwig said a prayer, and felt inspired to venture into the New World to seek her fortune.She left her home in Silesia to look for work in the United States.She spoke not one word of English but undaunted set sail for her new home.She left her children with relatives until she could send for them.Hedwig was 38 years old.
The young widow made her way to Green River, Utah where she worked as a cook in the mining camps. In 1908 she sent for her children.However, her eldest daughter Mary only 16 had gotten married and was set to stay behind in Germany.The other four,Herbert 15, Margaret 14, Carl 13 and Paul Robert 10 set sail to reunite with their mother.
Grandmother Engemann worked hard and earned enough money to send all her children to college.Carl Engemann fought in W.W.I and was killed. Herbert graduated from MIT and later married, no children.Margaret also went to MIT where she met a renown physicist Norbert Wiener, they had two girls.Paul married Lillias Nicholas and they had four children.Karl, Jean, Robert and William Herbert.
Paul's children were born just outside Detroit in Livonia.Karl served in the Army and after went to BYU along with Robert.The family moved to California to the Los Angeles area.Karl became the VP with Capitol Records and then moved on to manage the Osmonds.He currently manages Marie Osmond. Karl and his wife Gerri have five children.Robert (Bob) started a group with his friend Jim Pike and they began the famous singing group "The Lettermen".Bob and his wife Betty have four children.Jean married Ed King, a financial advisor and CFO and they have four children.William (Bill) began in the entertainment industry and handled special events.He married had five children.He later divorced and married Kathryn.Kathryn had four children and together they have nine.
Hedwig's progeny now numbers 78.
We are looking to find our cousins that were left in Germany.Marie Luise's Children and Uncle's and Aunt's on the Engemann line.We have lost contact with Marie Luise's children.We want to find our roots in Silesia which is now in Poland.