My mother who originally had contact with you here on this website died on February, 27, 2008 in Phoenix, Maricopa Co., Arizona from her coffee and cigarettes--very sad--barely 60 years old!12 Jan 1948 was her birth day in NYC, NY.Her brother William Dennison Buschgen is still alive in Phoenix.
I couldn't do much on my research for my family lines after sending you the notebook a couple years ago--we had a long lasting whirlwind here!I am making it slow down by sitting at the computer and found that the 1900 US Censusis online and viewable now on familysearch.org and it gave me lots of good Birkemeier facts for the Chicago family link we have when Emma Bertha "Birdie" Bueschgen married Charles Walter Birkemeier!
She and Otto (whose baby birth record cleared up for me how he got his Buschgen, he had a native German speaking midwife who wrote him up with it that way with the doulble dot over the u whereas all the other family records had them all written as Bueschgen.Her birth record had a piece of news in that she was listed as the third child and 2 now living, born to this mother. So one between Otto the "Kind first" and Emma Bertha was lost.Otto's birth record lists their mother as Emma Loos and Emma Bertha's birth record lists mother as Emma Soosser.So now I know she was the same woman but with a few middle names to spare.I had wondered if Robert had married more than once until I saw for sure everyone still matching up on all the other particulars and the Census sheet for 1900 Chicago, Cook County.That is also where all their birth records are registered.
The Charles Walter "W." and "Birdie"marriage license and their daughter's/Margaret Grace Birkemeier's birth record for Cook County are both viewable as is the census and numerous other birth and marriage licenses for siblings and neices/nephews of Charles Walter and "Birdie" Emma Bertha Bueschgen Birkemeier.
Did you already know that he was one of 12 children--I have 6 now and my hat is off to that Margarethe Britz Birkemeier from Germany for real!
Terri Dance, now email Terri@DivinaTycheConsulting.com