John Theodore Hamman b. 6 June 1874 in New York Cityd. 30 June 1939 in Tampa, FL (desth certificate #10776)buried in Myrtle Hill Cemetery, here in Tampa. m.1 Ethel Farrell 1895b. about 1878first marriage to ? Hunt. Interesting sidelight: in 1920 census, done in January, she was living as Head of Household with her father, Robert W. Ferrell, but stated she was still married to John Theo., and also stated she had birthed 5 children, with 3 living! Also in the household were Elsie and an eleven-year-old child named Margrette. Children: Ethel Adelle & Elsie Theodora Hamman b. 1896 Myrtle b. 30 August 1898 Ethel married E. Reynolds. Elsie (as you know) married Charles Schierenbeck. Myrtle married Henry Hesdorfer.
John Theodore’s father was John T. (also Theodore?). He’s the “brick wall” I can’t seem to get past. b. 1843 in New York Cityd. 1920 in Brooklyn. Buried 16 Feb. 1920 in Section 83, Lot 20996, Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. His father MAY be John F. Hamman. In the various censes, he gives his mother’s birthplace as New York, Virginia, and England. I’m wondering if he was involved—“connected”—with some form of organized crime. m.1 Susan J. (last name unknown) b. unknownd. unknown Buried 10 July 1886 in Section 72, Lot 7419 in Green-Wood. Don’t know why they weren’t buried together. Children: Ida L. b. 1864 John Theodore Fannie Mae b. 1879 (Your Aunt Fannie, I presume.)
m.2 Josephine (unknown), supposedly emigrated from England at age 15, although censes all state that she was born in New York City. She lists both her parents as being born in England, so I’m figuring it was her mother, possibly pregnant with Josephine, who came over at 15. Josephine b. 1848 in New York City, D. 1928 in Brooklyn, buried Section 83 near or next to John T. No known children.
I’m going to New York City in another 2 weeks, and will be going to the cemetery, and otherwise trying to research these people, so may have more for you later. Do you have an e-mail address? If not, would you be willing to get a free one, just for this correspondence, since (as you may have figured out) i don't check in very often to Genealogy.com.