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Franz Bernard Simon

Franz Bernard Simon

Male 1858 - 1948  (90 years)

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  • Name Franz Bernard Simon 
    Born 3 Sep 1858  Willebadessen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 5 Sep 1858  Willebadessen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Nov 1948  Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 20 Nov 1948  Brooklyn, Baltimore City, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I64  Simon and Related Families | Descendants of Bernard Simon (1858-1948)
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2017 

    Father Conrad Simon,   b. 15 Nov 1814, Willebadessen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1874  (Age > 61 years) 
    Mother Maria Sophia Schröder,   b. 7 Sep 1817, Willebadessen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1913, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 20 Oct 1838  Willebadessen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F22  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Anna Elisabeth Otterbein,   b. 14 Sep 1857, Salzschlürf (Bad Salzschlirf), Churhessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1892, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 21 Feb 1884  Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Agnes Sophia Simon,   b. 21 Feb 1884, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1885, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     2. Mary Agnes Simon,   b. 13 Aug 1886, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1887, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Pauline Agnes Simon,   b. 18 Sep 1887, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1891, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     4. Baby Boy Simon,   b. Abt 1892, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1892, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F42  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Amelia Zarnitz,   b. 23 Mar 1869, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1952, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 18 Apr 1893  Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Frank Charles Simon,   b. 27 Jan 1894, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1973, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Adam Edward Simon,   b. 12 Apr 1895, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1990, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     3. Emma Marie Simon,   b. 3 Jul 1896, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1959  (Age 63 years)
     4. Joseph Bernard Simon,   b. 2 Dec 1898, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1975, Kenner, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     5. Anthony Edward Simon,   b. 10 Jul 1900, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1900, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     6. George Alphonse Simon,   b. 16 Sep 1901, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1988, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     7. Harry William Simon,   b. 17 Dec 1903, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1986  (Age 82 years)
     8. Bernardine Augusta Simon,   b. 27 Sep 1905, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1991, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     9. Frances Helen Simon,   b. 23 Jul 1907, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1908, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     10. Leo Frank Simon,   b. 12 Jun 1909, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1910, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    Photos
    Simon, Bernard | Zarnitz, Mary
    Bernard and Mary Simon and Children, ca. 1920-1923
    Bernard and Mary Simon and Children, ca. 1920-1923. Photograph from Nettie Simon Clifton, who provided the identifications.
    Simon's Bakery - late 1800s
    Simon's Bakery - late 1800s
    Simon's Bakery at 1752 S. Hanover Street, around 1890s, with Bernard Simon standing in front.
    Simon's Bakery - 1920
    Simon's Bakery - 1920
    Simon's Bakery at 1752 S. Hanover Street in 1920. Copy of photograph from Elizabeth (Libby) Simon Anderson.
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F34  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Sep 1858 - Willebadessen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 5 Sep 1858 - Willebadessen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Feb 1884 - Baltimore, Maryland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Apr 1893 - Baltimore, Maryland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Nov 1948 - Baltimore, Maryland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 20 Nov 1948 - Brooklyn, Baltimore City, Maryland Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Simon, Bernard | Otterbein, Anna Elisabeth
    Simon, Bernard | Otterbein, Anna Elisabeth
    Bernard and Anna Elisabeth Simon, circa 1887. Photo from album of Bernard and Mary Simon, and currently in the possession of Robert M. Simon. Identification by Bernardine Simon Lorenz.
    Simon, Bernard
    Bernard Simon, late 1800s
    Bernard Simon, late 1800s. Photo from album of Bernard and Mary Simon, and currently in the possession of Robert M. Simon. Identification by Bernardine Simon Lorenz.
    Simon, Bernard | Zarnitz, Mary | Simon, Frank C. | Simon, Adam Edward | Simon, Emma
    Bernard and Mary Simon and 3 children
    Bernard and Mary Simon and 3 children, circa 1896. Photo from album of Bernard and Mary Simon, and currently in the possession of Robert M. Simon. Identification by Bernardine Simon Lorenz.
    Simon, Franz Bernard at bakery garage
    Simon, Franz Bernard at bakery garage
    Bernard Simon at side garage entrance of his bakery. Original photo from Nettie Simon Clifton, who provided the identification.
    Simon, Bernard | Zarnitz, Mary
    Bernard and Mary Simon and Children, ca. 1920-1923
    Bernard and Mary Simon and Children, ca. 1920-1923. Photograph from Nettie Simon Clifton, who provided the identifications.
    Simon, Bernard (1858-1948) - Circa 1920
    Simon, Bernard (1858-1948) - Circa 1920
    Detail of Bernard Simon from family portrait, circa 1920-1923.
    Simon, Bernardine and Simon Bakery Wagon
    Simon, Bernardine and Simon Bakery Wagon
    Bernardine Simon and Simon Bakery Wagon. Original photo from Nettie Simon Clifton, who provided the identification.
    Simon, Franz Bernard | Zarnitz, Mary Amelia
    Simon, Franz Bernard | Zarnitz, Mary Amelia
    Bernard and Mary Simon. Original photo from Nettie Simon Clifton, who provided the identification.

    Documents
    Simon, Franz Bernard - Birth and Baptism Record
    Simon, Franz Bernard - Birth and Baptism Record
    Entry from the Baptismal Register of St. Vitus RC Church, Willebadessen, recording the birth and baptismal dates for Franz Bernard Simon. Note that even the hour of birth (10:00 a.m.) is mentioned. This was the source document for the later letter from the pastor of St. Vitus Church (See other document attached to this record). Taken from LDS…
    Simon, Bernard
    Simon, Bernard
    Certificate of Bernard Simon's birth and baptism, written by the parish priest at St. Vitus RC Church in Willebadessen, Germany.
    Simon, Bernard
    Simon, Bernard
    Bernard Simon Citizenship Certificate, 1892.

    Headstones
    Simon, Bernard
    Tombstone for Bernard Simon
    Tombstone for Bernard Simon, Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, Maryland. Photo taken by Robert M. Simon.
    Simon, Bernard
    Grave Marker for Bernard Simon
    Grave Marker for Bernard Simon in Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, Maryland. Photo taken by Robert M. Simon.

    Albums
    Simon Family Photo Album, Late 1890s
    Simon Family Photo Album, Late 1890s (15)
    These are the photos from an album created by Bernard and Mary Zarnitz Simon in the late 1890s, and handed down to their daughter, Bernadine Simon Lorenz. She is responsible for the labels on the photos. Her descendants have given it to Bob Simon for safekeeping, and he has digitized these photos (and inscriptions on the back of photos). A Shutterfly book of the photos in this album, with commentary by Bob Simon, is available -- send an email for more information.

  • Notes 
    • BIRTH AND CHRISTENING:
      Full date of birth and baptism given in Willebadessen Parish Register in Bistumarchiv Paderborn. LDS FHL Microfilm # 1056022. Baptismal witness--Franz Simon (probably uncle).
      A letter from the parish pastor of St. Vitus Church in Willebadessen, dated 22 February 1881, attesting to the birth and baptism of Bernard Simon, gives the same full dates for his birth and baptism (3 September 1858 and 5 September 1858, respectively). The letter mentions that he was born at 10:00 in the morning. Xerox copy of the letter in the possession of Robert M. Simon.
      Month and year of birth given as September 1858 in 1900 U.S. Census for Maryland, Baltimore, E.D. 299, Sheet 14A, Line 12. Location of birth given as Germany. Enumerated as Bernard Simon, with wife Mary and 4 children and 2 boarders.
      Consistent with age (25 years) in 1884 record of his first marriage to Anna Elisabeth Otterbein. Parents named in this record as Conrad and Sophie Simon.
      Consistent with age (51 years) in 1910 U.S. Census for Maryland, Baltimore, E.D. 380, Sheet 2A, Line 46. Location of birth given as Germany. Enumerated as Bernard Simon, with wife Mary A. Simon and children.
      Consistent with age (61 years) in 1920 U.S. Census for Maryland, Baltimore, E.D. 386, Sheet 2A, Line 21. Country of birth given as Germany. Enumerated as B. Simon, with wife Mary and children.
      Roughly consistent with age (72 years) in 1930 U.S. Census for Maryland, Baltimore, E.D. 4-640, Sheet 5B, Line 81. Location of birth given as Germany. Enumerated as Bernard F. Simon, with wife Mary A. Simon and children.
      Full date given as 3 September 1858 in tombstone inscription in Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, Maryland, for Bernard Simon, recorded by Robert M. Simon on 23 February 2012.

      EMIGRATION:
      Arrived in Baltimore, Maryland on 1 April 1881, on board S.S. Hermann, North German Lloyd Shipping Line of Bremen, bearing 1365 aliens and 6 U.S. citizens. Entry #1027 on passenger list is for "Bernhard Simon, age 22, farmer." Soundex indexes and passenger lists for the Port of Baltimore on microfilm at the National Archives, Washington, D.C.
      1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 U.S. Census entries gives year of immigration as 1881, consistent with the above.
      Traveled back to Germany and returned to Baltimore, Maryland on 23 May 1901, in company of nephew, Edward Simon, on board S.S. Frankfurt. Soundex indexes and passenger lists for the Port of Baltimore on microfilm at the National Archives, Washington, D.C.

      NATURALIZATION:
      An index card record exists for the naturalization of Bernhard Simon on 30 September 1892 at the U.S. District Court for Maryland. Witness was John H. Baer, and the certificate number was given as JWC #22,. folio 108. No other records of naturalizations before the U.S. District Court in Baltimore, prior to 1906, exist. Card located in Index 142 at the Maryland Hall of Records, Annapolis, Maryland.
      A copy of this naturalization certificate has been passed down through the family, verifying that this is the correct naturalization information for Bernard Simon.
      1920 U.S. Census record gives year of naturalization as 1892, further confirming the above.

      MARRIAGES:
      First marriage: Register of Marriages for Holy Cross RC Church, Baltimore, Maryland. On microfilm at the Maryland Hall of Records, Annapolis, Maryland. Microfilm # MdHR M 1918-1. Witnesses--Philipp Bopp and Theresia Kroenung.
      Second marriage: Register of Marriages for St. Alphonsus RC Church, Baltimore, Maryland. On microfilm at the Maryland Hall of Records, Annapolis, Maryland. Microfilm # MdHR M 1598-2. Witnesses--Anton Zarnitz and George Werneke.
      Second marriage also evidenced in U.S. Census Records.
      - 1900 U.S. Census identifies wife as Mary Simon and states that they were married for 16 years. This number refers to the number of years since the first marriage of Bernard Simon, so they must have been confused by the question posed by the census taker.
      - 1910 U.S. Census identifies wife as Mary A. Simon and states that they were married for 17 years, consistent with the known marriage date in 1893.
      - 1930 U.S. Census identifies wife as Mary A. Simon, and gives ages at first marriage as 25 and 24 years, repectively, consistent with Bernard's age at his marriage to Anna Elizabeth Otterbein (1883-1884) and Mary's age at her marriage to Bernard (1893-1894).

      OCCUPATION: Baker (family history, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 U.S. Census).

      ADDRESSES:
      Initially lived with sister (Anna Maria Sophia Simon Otterbein) and her husband Adam Otterbein in Baltimore, Maryland, according to family history compiled by Nettie Simon Clifton.
      In 1888, established Simon's Bakery at 1752 South Hanover Street, Baltimore, Maryland, and lived there for the remainder of his life.
      1752 South Hanover Street, Baltimore Maryland (1890 Baltimore Directory, 1910 U.S. Census, 1920 U.S. Census, 1930 U.S. Census)

      DEATH AND BURIAL:
      Full dates of death and burial from Register of Interments for Holy Cross Parish, Baltimore, Maryland, copied by Edward Riesett and Agnes Simon Riesett. Buried at Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, Maryland.
      Full date in tombstone inscription in Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, Maryland, for Bernard Simon, recorded by Robert M. Simon on 23 February 2012.


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