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Terry Mason's Family History Site

Major lines: Allen, Beck, Borden, Buck, Burden, Carpenter, Carper, Cobb, Cook, Cornell, Cowan, Daffron, Davis, Downing, Faubion, Fauntleroy, Fenter, Fishback, Foulks, Gray, Harris, Heimbach, Henn, Holland, Holtzclaw, Jackson, Jameson, Johnson, Jones, King, Lewis, Mason, Massengill, McAnnally, Moore, Morgan, Overstreet, Price, Peck, Rice, Richardson, Rogers, Samuel, Smith, Taylor, Thomas, Wade, Warren, Weeks, Webb, Wodell, Yeiser.

 

Selected Families and Individuals

Notes


Walter W. Keown

RESEARCHER: Information sent to T.Mason on 4 Jan 2005 by Steve Treanor [stevetrea@sbcglobal.net]. "He farmed in 1910 and in 1920 he was a butter-maker at a creamery."


Herbert Harry Bartlett

RESEARCHER: Information sent to T.Mason on 4 Jan 2005 by Steve Treanor. "Herb was the second child born to Harry and Adie Bartlett of Milwaukee Wisconsin. He only completed an 8th grade education. He was living at home in 1910 (per the census) working as a clerk for a Paper Company. His two sisters, Grace and Katherine were also living in the family home at the time. Herb served in the Army at the Presidio, Camp Fremont and on Angel Island during World War I. He was a corpsman in a medical supply unit and was in training when the war ended. He enlisted on July 24, 1917 in Oakland CA. He was discharged in 1919 as a 1st Sergeant. He seemed to enjoy his time in the military (as evidenced by all of the smiling pictures of him during that time). His skill was that of clerk in the ambulance corps. After the war he stayed in the Reserves and was commissioned as a first Lieutenant. He met Josephine Krembs in Milwaukee through his sister Kitty's husband. They corresponded during his time in the Army. When Herb was 28 he proposed to Josephine giving her what amounted to an ultimatum and a date by which she had to accept. She did and they were married in 1921. Their daughter, Betty, was born in February of 1923. He started his business career in 1919 with a steel company. In 1922 he established a business of his own as a manufacturer's agent in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was an independent broker that was soon sought after to work for one of the larger metals companies -- Chase Companies. In 1926 he became a salesman for the Chase Companies of California as a salesman in the Los Angeles office. In 1929 he was made Manger of the Seattle branch and in 1932 he became Manager of the Los Angeles Branch. In 1935 he became the Chicago branch manager and in 1947 was made the manager of the New York Office. This industry boomed during the war years. Herb was very successful and provided a nice living for the family during some of the toughest economic times in the nation's history. Herb retired in the mid 50's when they were living in Connecticut. In 1955 Josephine had a serious stroke while traveling on a ship to Europe. In 1957 they sold their home in Connecticut and sold most of their worldly possessions and moved to Santa Barbara CA. They rented a two story apartment just blocks from the beach and the Stearns Wharf. They eventually could not handle the stairs and moved up State St. to a single story place. These were homes that the Treanor Family often visited and are filled with pleasant memories. When Josephine passed away in 1969, Herb moved to Rossmore in Walnut Creek. He did not like being alone and soon met and married. Bernice Henderson (aka. Bea). Her mother was still living at the time and he now had a mother-in-law at nearly 80. He and Bea had fun and were active until his illness and death. He had been a smoker from his teenage years into his 70's and that was likely the cause of his death."


Josephine Philippine Krembs

RESEARCHER: Information sent to T.Mason on 4 Jan 2005 by Steve Treanor. "Josephine grew up in the family home and business in Milwaukee. She had six siblings. Her dad was from Germany and her mother had German parents. German was spoken in the home. Her father was a druggist and they lived in a home attached to the store. It is apparent that she spent some of her early years working in that store. As a young woman she worked in New York City as a bank teller. She lived with her actor brother Felix Krembs while in New York. Josephine married Herbert Bartlett a younger man she had met through his sister's husband. They corresponded during Herb's time in the Army and seemed to enjoy each other quite a bit. Herb's proposal to Josephine was a bit of an ultimatum. Giving her a date to decide or forget it. They were very devoted parents to their daughter Betty. She spoke German although not often. She was very close to her brother Felix and Sister Babe. There is a description of Josephine's Grandmother Louisa Grimm that was written by Fritz Krembs (a grandson) that mirrors the qualities of Josephine (see Louisa Grimm narrative). Josephine was named after her aunt Josephine Krembs Dix. Herb and Jo moved a great deal during their life together. They lived in Salt Lake City (where Betty was born), Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Connecticut and in retirement Santa Barbara. When they moved to Santa Barbara they sold most of their possessions and rented homes in the area. She was a Christian Scientist, however wasn't so committed to it that she wouldn't have a cocktail and see her doctors. Perhaps that is from the experience she had with her pharmacist father and grandfather. She was extremely committed to her daughter's family. She spent entire summers with Betty and the kids at their Connecticut home in the 50's. Herb and Jo were with the family every Christmas and major family event. Josephine had a severe stroke in the '50s while on a ship to England right after Herb had retired. She was disabled the rest of her life but she managed her disability very well. Herb and Jo sold their home in Connecticut and most of their possessions to retire in Santa Barbara California. The Krembs family has a significant history also. It is thought that the Krembs men were physicians to the Royal Courts of Germany dating to the 1300's. Some scholars have said they were expelled from the court when they came in to opposition with the Catholic Church as Anabaptists. The family that came to America were of the Catholic faith. Many Krembs descendents were in medical practice as doctors, pharmacists and dentists."


Marriage Notes for Herbert Harry Bartlett and Josephine Philippine Krembs-36846

RESEARCHER: Information sent to T.Mason on 4 Jan 2005 by Steve Treanor [stevetrea@sbcglobal.net].
Sources:
- Herbert Bartlett and Josephine Krembs Marriage Service Record - St Paul's Church Chicago Illinois.


Herbert Harry Bartlett

RESEARCHER: Information sent to T.Mason on 4 Jan 2005 by Steve Treanor. "Herb was the second child born to Harry and Adie Bartlett of Milwaukee Wisconsin. He only completed an 8th grade education. He was living at home in 1910 (per the census) working as a clerk for a Paper Company. His two sisters, Grace and Katherine were also living in the family home at the time. Herb served in the Army at the Presidio, Camp Fremont and on Angel Island during World War I. He was a corpsman in a medical supply unit and was in training when the war ended. He enlisted on July 24, 1917 in Oakland CA. He was discharged in 1919 as a 1st Sergeant. He seemed to enjoy his time in the military (as evidenced by all of the smiling pictures of him during that time). His skill was that of clerk in the ambulance corps. After the war he stayed in the Reserves and was commissioned as a first Lieutenant. He met Josephine Krembs in Milwaukee through his sister Kitty's husband. They corresponded during his time in the Army. When Herb was 28 he proposed to Josephine giving her what amounted to an ultimatum and a date by which she had to accept. She did and they were married in 1921. Their daughter, Betty, was born in February of 1923. He started his business career in 1919 with a steel company. In 1922 he established a business of his own as a manufacturer's agent in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was an independent broker that was soon sought after to work for one of the larger metals companies -- Chase Companies. In 1926 he became a salesman for the Chase Companies of California as a salesman in the Los Angeles office. In 1929 he was made Manger of the Seattle branch and in 1932 he became Manager of the Los Angeles Branch. In 1935 he became the Chicago branch manager and in 1947 was made the manager of the New York Office. This industry boomed during the war years. Herb was very successful and provided a nice living for the family during some of the toughest economic times in the nation's history. Herb retired in the mid 50's when they were living in Connecticut. In 1955 Josephine had a serious stroke while traveling on a ship to Europe. In 1957 they sold their home in Connecticut and sold most of their worldly possessions and moved to Santa Barbara CA. They rented a two story apartment just blocks from the beach and the Stearns Wharf. They eventually could not handle the stairs and moved up State St. to a single story place. These were homes that the Treanor Family often visited and are filled with pleasant memories. When Josephine passed away in 1969, Herb moved to Rossmore in Walnut Creek. He did not like being alone and soon met and married. Bernice Henderson (aka. Bea). Her mother was still living at the time and he now had a mother-in-law at nearly 80. He and Bea had fun and were active until his illness and death. He had been a smoker from his teenage years into his 70's and that was likely the cause of his death."


Elmer E. Schultz

Received railroad retirement.


Harold Bartlett

Was an auto mechanic in 1920.