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Julia Erxmeyer Lehman Tietjen (1849-1933)

Luise Henritte Julia Erxmeier 25 May 1849 daughter of Heinrich Wilhelm Erxmeier and Johanne Dorothe Marie Hogrefe Meinerdingen, Walsrode-Vorbruck (Ev.- Luth. Kirchengemeinde Walsrode Febuary 2006)

Luise Henriette Julia born 25 May 1849 daughter of Heinrich Erxmeier "gartner" (gardener) and Dorothe Nee Hogrefe baptized June 10, 1849, (St Georg Kirche Meinerdingen, witnesses Luise Ahrens, Luise Ahlborn (?), Henritte Muller, Ernst Eimer and Julia Nienaber - April 2007 Meinderdinger Ev Luth. Church)

US records confirm that Julia Erxmeyer was born on May 25, 1849 in Walsrode, Germany, the daughter of Henry Erxmeyer and Dorethe Hogrefe.

Julia married for the first time in Germany. She immigrated to the United States circa 1873. After the death of her first husband, John Lehman, Julia married Behrend Tietjen. Julia died in 1933.

The Marriage of Julia Erxmeyer and John Lehman

Julie Erxmeyer married John David Lehman (born circa 1846, Wismar, Merklenburg, the son of Christine and Eliza) in Germany. Their daughter, Elizabeth, was born in Germany circa 1871. Based on Julie's date of birth and her daughter Elizabeth's date of birth, I would assume that Julie and John were married circa 1870. They may have married in Lehe.

More on Johann Lehmann:

Bremen Crew:
  1. 4231 Johs Lehmann, 1845, born Wismar, residence Lehe, kohl--, 14 Jul 1871, Donau, Capt G Ernst, sch-dschiff, Bremen to New York
  2. 937 Johs Lehmann, 1845, born Wismar, residence Lehe, steward, 5 Feb 1872, Graf Bismarck, Captain W Nordenholt, to the West Indies Note: My ancestor, Berend Petermann was also on this voyage! See Berend Petermann at Sea Berend Petermann also ended up in Hoboken, New Jersey! See Did Our Ancestors Know Each Other.
  3. 5544, Johs Lehmann, 1845, born Wismar, residence Lehe, steward, 17 Aug 1872, Bremen, Captain Ladewigs ??, to New York
Sailors Registry: Theo Johs, David Lehmann born Wismar, residence Lehe, Hard to read. Lists the same three voyages. No length of service on first voyage. 5 months and 27 days on the Graf Bismarck. Note on last voyage on the Bremen "desertion 14 February 1873, Hoboken"

Hoboken was the port in New York Harbor for the German merchant lines. "Desertion" in New York was extremely common in the German Merchant Marines. Johann Lehmann's brother-in-laws, Fredrich and Heinrich Erxmeyer, "deserted" in New York from the Donau in August 1, 1871. Their other brother-in-law, Heinrich Blanck deserted from the Main 13 August 1871.

See Johann Leham at Sea now or at the bottom of the page.

Children of Julie Erxmeyer Lehman and John Lehman

  1. Elizabeth Lehman, John von Dohren (Von Dorhen - Von Durhen) and Walter Plagemann or Hagmann

    Elizabeth, AKA, Lizzie born February 1871 in Germany.

    Marriage: Lizzie married John von Dohren circa 1889.

    Children of Elizabeth Lehman and John von Dohren:

    1. Julia von Dohren, Henry William Stehn and Charles Bremmer

      Birth: Julia, July 1890, New York (from 1900 NARA copies of the Census.)

      VonDohren Julie Jul 16 1890 22338 Manhattan (NYC Birth Index)

      Marriage 1: Henry William Stehn 1912

      Engagement Announcement*:

      Mr. & Mrs. John von Dohren announce the engagement of their daughter Julia Anna Amelia to Mr. Henry William Stehn
      Thursday, July Sixteenth nineteen hundred eight
      213 Willow Avenue, Hoboken, N.J.

      Wedding Invitation*:

      Mr. And Mrs. John Von Dohren request your presence at the marriage of their
      daughter Julia A. A. to H. William Stehn, M.B.
      Sunday evening, February eighteenth
      Nineteen hundred and twelve
      At half after six o'clock
      New Turn Hall
      New York Avenue and Lewis Street, Union Hill, N.J.

      Copy of the Record of Marriage*:

      Recorded in the Book of Marriage Records of the City of Hoboken, N.J., USA

      Groom, Full Name: Henry W. Stehn, Residence: 100 Highpoint Ave, Weehawken NJ, Age: 24, Occupation: Musician, Place of Birth: US, Name of Father: Heinrich, Maiden Name of Mother: Helen Sardorf (?)

      Bride, Full Name: Julia A. Von Dohren, Color: White, Residence: Same as husband, Occupation: None Stated, Place of Birth: US, Name of Father: Johann, Maiden Name of Mother: Elizabeth Lehmann

      Date of Marriage: Feb 18th 1912, Place of Marriage: Hoboken, NJ, Name of Person Performing Marriage: J. Rudolph

      The copy is dated Feb 19th, 1926

      *Information from these documents provided by Rick Stehn, December 2006


      1. Grace circa 1916 - adopted
        Grace Stehn Heide currently resides in Oregon. She has one son, Gary Heide, a retired Lutheran minister who also resides in Oregon. Gary has two daughters.

        Eric Stehn, November 2006

      Occupation: Henry William Stehn was a violin instructor, and Julia taught piano in her home. Rick Stehn, December 2006

      1920 Census: 1001 High Point Ave, Weehawken, Henry W Stehn, age 32, renting, born NJ, music teacher, Julia wife, age 29, born NY, Grace daughter age 4 born NJ, Wilbert R. Mc Allister, lodger, age 36, born NJ chauffeur garage

      Note: They were listed in the same building as Julia Erxmeyer Lehman Tietjan and her daughters, Elizabeth Lehman Von Durhan Hagmann, and Berthe Lehman Labouseur and their families.


      The story of Julia's first marriage to Henry William Stehn goes like this: Elizabeth Lehmann von Dohren and Henry William Stehn's mother were exceptionally close friends and very strong-willed women. They made a pact that when their children (Julia and Henry) grew up, they would marry. That came to pass in 1912. From my mother's recollections of the talk of the time, they were completely mismatched from the very start. After a relatively short period of marriage, Henry (who was reported to be very good looking) began to fool around. Julia (also reported to be very good looking) soon followed suit. The result was - my father! Evidently, Julia and Henry's divorce was a monumental scandal. My mother recalls being told that it was reported heavily in both the Hudson Dispatch and Jersey Journal, and that photographers followed them around, taking pictures through the back windows of cars, etc.

      Rick Stehn, December 2006

      H. William Stehn M. B.
      At age 26 founded the Hudson County College of Music and Art, in Weehawken - the first college of music in the state of New Jersey. H. William Stehn was born in Hoboken Mach 11, 1888 to John Henry Stehn born Norlede, Germany and Helen F Stehn (nee Seedorf) born Lesum Germany. (Note: I found this on line and cannot find it again, MLB 2015)

      Mrs. H. William Stehn Daily News 07 April 1930

      "The mystery of the disappearance of Mrs. H. William Stehn from her home at 100 Highpoint ave, Weehawken Heights, N. J. has been solved by the arrest of Wilbur McAllister, thirty four, a former boarder of the Stehns who has been missing since Mrs. Stehn left home with her adopted daughter Grace more than a month ago. McAllister was located working in a garage in Plainfield, N. J. McAllister was take to police headquarters at Union Hill to face a robbery charge."
      Elopement of Julia - The Jersey Journal of May 21, 1920:
      Vet Who Eloped Gets 18 Months for Auto Theft

      For his part in the theft of an automobile from a garage at 1435 Park Avenue, Hoboken, Wilber McAllister who disappeared with Mrs. Rose sic Stehn, wife of Prof. J William Stehn, a North Hudson musician and was afterward located in Plainfield, will serve 18 months in the county Penitentiary.....

      McAllister pleaded non vult to receiving stolen good in the hope of escaping a sever sentence. In doing so he turned state's evidence agains two companions. But a jury acquitted, the other young men of complicity in the crime.

      It is possible that McAllister connection with the flight of Mrs. Stehn from her home in Weehawken contributed to the severity of his punishment. Mrs. Stehn is now stoping with friends near Dunellen until the wave of gossip abates. McAllister who boarded in the Stehn home, stole and sold the auto just before he and Mrs. Stehn left town.

      1921 Divorce: In October 1921 Prof. Henry W. Stehn of Highpoint avenue Weehawken was grated a divorce from his wife Julia A Stehn who had eloped with Wilbur A Mcallister a former soldier.

      Child of Julia Von Durhan and Wilbur McAllister:

      1. Wilbert Elmer Stehn born on March 14, 1920 the son of Julia Von Dorhen and Wilbur McAllister.
        My father had no birth certificate. I have copies of his correspondence with the City of Plainfield and the State of NJ requesting a search, and both came back as "No Record". The following is a record of his Certificate of Baptism
        Wilbert Elmer Stehn Child of Henry William Stehn And his wife Julia Anna Amelia Stehn nee Von Dohren Born March 14, 1920 at Plainfield, N.J. Was Baptised On the sixteenth day of March 1922 Sponsors: Elsie Busch By George J. Steinert EvLuth
        (He was the pastor at St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Union City)

        (My mother reports that Elsie Busch was a close friend of Julia's, and accompanied her to Plainfield, NJ for the birth of my father)

        Rick Stehn, December 2006

        Wilbert Elmer Stehn died on June 20, 2005. He married June Edith Boulter of Union City on November 14, 1942. They met and were married at St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Union City, NJ. They had two children. Judith Boulter Stehn Collier (born 1944) and Eric Howard Stehn (born July 26, 1950). Wilbert served as a Storekeeper 1st Class at the Brooklyn Navy Yard during World War II. Wilbert and June originally resided at 12 Oak Street in Weehawken. Following the war, Wilbert (known as "Bill") went to work for Grove, Shepherd, Wilson & Kruge, an international construction company. He traveled extensively during his long employment with them. The Stehn family moved to 55 Bonn Place, Weehawken in 1956, then to 57 Hudson Place, Weehawken in 1958 where they resided until 1972. In 1972 they moved to 87 Franklin Street, Tenafly, NJ where my mother still resides.

        Judith Boulter Stehn married Paul David Collier on May 1, 1964. They have one daughter, Eileen Suzanne Collier, and a grandson Andrew.

        Eric Howard Stehn married Carol Ann Harris on August 25, 1975. We have two children, Thomas Eric Stehn and Linda Christine Stehn.

        Eric Stehn, November 2006

        Death 2012 - Eric Stehn:

        Eric "Rick" Stehn

        AGE: 61 - Aberdeen

        Eric "Rick" H. Stehn, 61, of Aberdeen, NJ, formerly of Weehawken, NJ, entered into rest on Saturday, April 7, 2012. He was the beloved husband of 36 loving years to his wife, Carol H. Stehn (nee Harris); A cherished father to his son, Thomas E. Stehn and his daughter, Linda C. Stehn; An adored son to his mother, June Stehn and his late father, Wilbert Stehn; A loving brother to his sister, Judith Collier and her husband Paul; A dear brother-in-law to John Harris and his wife Debbie and Mary Garreau; Also survived by his loving nephew and nieces, John R. Harris and his wife Kathy, Allison Griffith and her husband Rob, and Eileen Renowden and her husband Mike.

        Rick was born in Jersey City, NJ. He was a US Army veteran of the Vietnam War and honorably discharged in December, 1974. He graduated with a Bachelors of Science Degree from Montclair State College and pursued a career in sales. He had a passion for coaching and was a member of the Board of Trustees for the Matawan/Aberdeen Babe Ruth League, and coach for the Huskies Indoor Soccer League.

        Published in Asbury Park Press on Apr. 10, 2012

        Death of Wilbert Stehn: WILBERT E STEHN, 14 Mar 1920, 20 Jun 2005 (V), 07670 (Tenafly, Bergen, NJ), (none specified), 157-03-3344, New Jersey

      1930 Census: 102 Highpoint Road Weehawken, Bremer, Charles, head, age 46, married at age 45, rent $45, born United States, Proprietor feed, Julia Bremer, wife age 38?, born New York, Grace Stehn step daughter age 14, Wilbert Stehn, age 10, step son both born New Jersey. Same house as "Plagemann", Walter, head own $9,000, painter shipping, born Germany immigrated 1898, age 59, Elise wife, age 59, born Germany immigrated 1873, Von Dohren, John, age 31, stepson, Tietjen, Julia, mother in law age 80 widow, born Germany immigrated 1873.

      More on Henry William Stehn

      Henry William Stehn the first husband of Julia von Dorhen Bremer was born in Hoboken March 1888.

      1900 and 1910 Censuses: did not find

      WWI DR: Henry William Stehn born March 11, 1888 Hoboken, 100 Highpoint Ave. Weehawken Ave, Music Instructor, self employed, wife and one child medium heigh, slender build, blue eyes blond hair bold, June 1917

      Second Marriage: Mabel

      WWII DR: Henry William Stehn 33 Carnation St Bergenfield, Bergen, NJ, age 54, born March 11, 1888 Hoboken NYJ wife Mr Mabel Stehn dame address, occupation, director of music 1 Dumont bd of Edu, High School Dumont Bergen NJ

      Sailing 1957: From Le Havre to New York, Henry Stehn born Hoboken and Mabel Stehn born Jersey City.

      Death of Henry William Stehn:

      Death of Mabel Stehn: 19 Jan 1900, Death: 24 Jan 1994 - Venice, Sarasota, Florida, United States, issued New Jersey

      Henry William Stehn

      More on Wilbur R. McAllister (1894-1977)

      1920: The 1920 census directly connects Wilbur (Wilbert) Mc (Mac) Allister to Julia Stehn. He was listed as a lodger - "Wilbert R. Mac Allister, age 36, born NJ, chauffeur, garage". This would suggest that he was born in New Jersey circa 1884. I believe the year of birth was incorrectly listed. He was born in 1894.

      Notes: Dispite the age and year of birth as indicated in the 1920 census later records indicate that Wilbur McAllister was born in 1894.

      The 1920 census shows:

      • Connection to Julia
      • Right occupation
      • Right middle initial
      • Right birth state
      • Limited number of "Wilbur" MaAllisters (variety of spellings) in records. There was one other Wilbur born in N. J. around the right time - "Wilbur J MacAllister" born May 27, 1885.
      • "Wilbert" was a lodger and not a family member so the possibility of misinformation about him is higher than normal for the censuses. Plus he and Julia had recently had a child together while Julia was still married to Henry Stehn - "Wilbert" born March 1920.
      Birth: Wilbur R. McAllister was born May 2, 1894, Oxford, New Jersey (Warren County)

      WWI Draft Registration 1917: Wilbur Rolston Macallister, 80 River Street, Hoboken, NJ, born May 2, 1894, Oxford, NJ, automobile mechanic, self employed, 80 River Street Hoboken, NJ, single, medium height, medium build, brown eyes, black hair, 1917

      1920: March 14, 1920 Birth of "Wilbert Elmer Stehn" child of Julia Von Durham and Wilbur Mcallister. May 1920 "elopement" of Julia Stehn and Wilbur McAllister. Wilbur was sentenced to 18 months in the county penitentiary for auto theft.

      More: Wilbur married in 1928. "They had a daughter Evelyn born December 27, 1928. The following December, they had a son, Alan. The 1930 census does not show him living with them." (Info from Judy, a descendant, July 2018)

      Marriage 1928: Wilbur R McAllister Marriage Date: 4 Aug 1928, Marriage Place: Manhattan, New York, USA, Spouse: Rosalind R Hansen, Certificate Number: 19299

      1933: Birth of daughter Ann 11- 2-1933 - mother Anne Yann McAllister.

      1935: Wilbur was living in Kingston New York per 1940 census.

      1935: Wilbur R McAllister 1935 123 Henry Kingston, New York, USA, Occupation: Employee ERA, Spouse: Anna McAllister, Publication Title: Kingston, New York, City Directory, 1935

      1936: Wilbur R McAllister 1936 Kingston, New York, USA Spouse: Anna McAllister Publication Title: Kingston, New York, City Directory, 1936 "Rem to Waterbury Conn."

      1940: Waterbury Conn. 162 Colonial Wilbur McAllister 42 born New Jersey, service mgr. private repair, Anna McAllister 31, born Germany, wife, alien, Ann McAllister 6, daughter, born New York, Edward Jordan 22, lodger, Residence in 1935, Kingston, New York

      WWII Draft Registration: Wilbur Rolston McAllister, 25 Rosette Street Waterbury, New Haven Conn, age 47, born Oxford, NJ, May 2, 1894, Mrs. Anna Mc Allister Scorill Mdg Co. 99 Mill Street Waterbury New Haven Conn.

      1944: Living in Waterbury, Conn. wife Anne Yann. (Judy, July 2018)

      1946: Wilbur R Mcallister 1946 387 Willow H Waterbury, Connecticut, USA Occupation: Heating Erig Publication Title: Waterbury, Connecticut, City Directory, 1946

      1949: Wilbur R McAllister 1949, 663 Watertown av, Wallingford, Connecticut, USA, Occupation: Oil Burner Serviceman, Spouse: Anna McAllister, Publication Title: Wallingford, Connecticut, City Directory, 1949

      1964: Divorce - Gertrude E M Mcallister, Spouse's Name: Wilbur R Mcallister, Divorce Date: Jan 1964, Divorce Place: Dade, Florida, USA Certificate Number: 586. - Is this relavant? MLB

      1964 Marriage: Wilbur R McAllister Spouse: Anna Yann County of Marriage: Dade Marriage Date: Feb 1964 Volume: 2198 Certificate: 3553 Source: Florida Department of Health (Note: This was from an index I could not view the actual document - MLB.)

      1941: Petition for Naturalization, Superior Court, New Haven, Anna Yann/Jann born 2 Nov 1908 in Schnatittenbach, Germany Arrival date: 30 Apr 1928 Arrival Place: New York N. Y. no husband listed, 25 Rosette ST Waterbury, Conn. 5 fet 2 inches, 130 pounds, gray eyes, brown hair, Immigrated for Nurnbern, Germany, from Bremerhaven, arriving New York April 30, 1928 on the SS Dresden.
      Anna Yann 1941
      1968: Wilbur R McAllister, 1968, 33 Niagara, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA, Occupation: Burner Service Man, Spouse: Anna McAllister, Publication Title: Waterbury, Connecticut, City Directory, 1968

      1977: Wilbur R McAllister, Birth Date: 2 May 1894, Death Date: 16 Oct 1977 Cemetery: Vine Lake Cemetery Burial or Cremation Place: Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States of America Spouse: Anna McAllister

      Death State of Massachusetts: 16 October 1977 Mills, Massachusetts, Wilbur R Mcallister born New Jersey

      Death SSDI: Wilbur McAllister, SSN: 044-03-2411, Last Residence: 02054 Millis, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, Born: 2 May 1894, Last Benefit: 02054 Millis, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, Died: Oct 1977, State (Year) SSN issued: Connecticut (Before 1951)

      Find a Grave: On tombstone:
      Wilber R. NcAllister May 2, 1894 - October 16, 1977
      his wife
      Anna Yann November 2 1908 - Sept. 19, 1995

      Military plaque: Wilber R. McAllister Sgt US Army World War I born May 2, 1894 died October 16, 1977

      Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death : Wilbur McAllister Gender: Male Birth Date: 2 May 1894 Death Date: 16 Oct 1977 SSN: 044032411 Enlistment Date 1: 17 Jan 1918 Release Date 1: 7 Feb 1919

      Petition for Naturalization, date??: Miami Florida, Anna Yann McAllister, P. O.Box 61, Marathon, Dade, Florida, housewife, born Nov. 2, 1908, in Bayern, Germany, blond, grey eyea, 135 pounds, husband, Wilbur McAllister, married 11-9-46 Waterbury, Connecticut, he was born May 2, 1894 at Oxford, N.J., child Ann Rose, born Kingston, N. Y. 11-2-33 resides Paterson, N. J. Ann Yann entered the United States at New York, April 30, 1928 from Germany on the SS Dresden

      Other Wilbur MacAllister born NJ: Ancestry and Family History Search also lists a "Wilbur J. MacAllister" in New Jersey in the 1885 census in Camden, N. J. Ages were not given in this census but it is indicate that he was a child between the age of 0 and 4 years. He was listed in the 1905 census in Camden born circa 1883. His parents were Joseph and Mary. Siblings, Emma, Ida, Gertrude, Jennie and Beatrice. He was married, wife Arabella, and had a daughter Katherine and son Joseph as listed in the 1930 census in Collingwood, Camden, NJ. Also listed in Collingwood in the the 1910 and 1920 censuses. He was a lawyer by occupation. Listed in 1942 WWII Draft Registration in Collingwood. Wilbur Joseph "MacAllister", birth date, May 27, 1883. wife, Arabella Collingwood, Camden, N. J. Always listed as "MacAllister". Death, Age 79 Wilbur Macallister Birth Date 27 May 1883 State New Jersey Event Date Sep 1962.

      Marriage of Julia von Dorhen Stehn to Charles Bremer: Charles Bremer circa 1927/28

      Julia in later years:

      In her later years, Julia lived in an apartment building on the corner of 19th and West Streets in Union City. She had suffered a minor stroke circa 1942, and was employed by Peter Freund Textiles (a sweater factory) located on 82nd Street and Boulevard West (now JF Kennedy Boulevard) in North Bergen.

      My mother believes that Julia's marriage to Charles Bremer was for the sole purpose of financial support. Her recollection is that Julia "threw him out", but she had no idea why. They were separated, but may never have been formally divorced.

      Rick Stehn, December 2006

      Death of Julia Von dohren Stehn Bremer: 1944. "killed by an automobile while crossing Palisade Avenue in Weehawken, NJ in 1944"

      Julia is buried in the Heide family plot at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus, NJ.

      Her headstone reads:

      Julia Stehn Bremer
      1890 - 1944

      Julia's second husband, Charles Bremmer was the son of Julia Erxmeyer Lehman Tietjen's sister Berthe. See Berthe now or at the bottom of the page.

    2. John, June 1898 (1900 census)

      Birth: Did not find, August 2008.

      WWI DR: John George Fredrick Von Dohren, 102 Highpoint ave Weehawken, born June 9, 1898, age 20, Export shipping clerk, The _e-les Co, 17 Battery Place New York City, neareast relative Elizabeth Von dohren mother, tall, medium build, blue eyes

      1940 Census: 102 Highpoint ave Weehawken, Bremer, Julia head, 48, "w", Stehn, Wilbert son age 20, stenographer, --- works, Von Dohren, John Brother, 39 single, wood finisher, --- works

      Death: John Vondohren SSN: 138-07-2026 Last Residence: 07047 North Bergen, Hudson, New Jersey, United States of America Born: 9 Jun 1898 Died: Jul 1975 State (Year) SSN issued: New Jersey (Before 1951)

    1899: Real Estate, Weehawken Elizabeth Von Dohren and husband to Caroline Heppel, lots 206, 207 and 208 map Clifton Park.........$2,500 1 year (Jersey Journal, January 27, 1899)

    1900 Census: Yes, see below.

    1906: A party was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. von Dorhen at 213 Willow ave in February 1906 to celebrate the "tenty fifth"* birthday of Mrs. van Dohren. Mr von Dohren was said to be a well know businessman and treasurer of the Hoboken Schuetzen Club. *She was 35 in 1906.

    1908: Tenement house plans approved: Weehawken John Von Dohren northwest corner of Highpoint and Gregory avenues, one three story frame, $7,000 (Jersey Journal, June 20, 1908)

    1910 Census: Weehawken,Ward, 2, John VonDohren, age 44 married 20 years, born Hamburg, Germany, immigrated 1885, naturalized, occupation, "none" produce, Elizabeth, wife, born Germany, immigrated 1873, Julia daughter, age 19, born New York, John Jr son, age 11, born New Jersey, next to and is the same building as, Julia Tietjen, head age 60, widow, 8 children 5 still living, born Germany, immigrated 1873, Fredrick Lehman, son age 24, married 1 year no children, no wife listed with him, born Hoboken, musician

    Note: Neither, Vondohren, Tietjen or Lehman come up on an Ancestry search for this census. It comes up under "Dohren".

    Hamburg Passenger Lists: Von Dohren, J age 32, male, (cannot read occupation) J age 28, female, frau, Julia age 6, female, kinder, all to Hoboken, 3 September 1896, Furst Bismark, Hamburg to New York, Kajute (cabin), Dampfschiff (steamboat).

    Death of John Von Dorhen: Between 1910 and 1920

    Marriage of Elizabeth Lehmann von Dohren and Walter Plagemann (or Hagmann): Unknown. Between 1928 and 1931 Walter Plagemann was a painter on ships. In 1931 he was listed as born in Germany, naturalized US citizen, relative his wife in "100 High" Street Weehawken. He sailed a lot on the Livianthan from Southhampton to New York.

    1920 Census: By 1920 Elizabeth Lehman was married to Walter "Plagemann". John Von Dohren 21, Walter Plagemann 49, Elizabeth Plagemann 49, Julia Tiegjen 71. See Julia Erxmeyer Lehman Teitjan and her children in the censuses

    1930 Census: See Julia above.

    Other: Elizabeth Lehman von Dohren (later Plagemann or Hagmann or Hagemann) lived in the same building as Julie Erxmeyer Lehman Tietjen, for many years.

    Death: Unknown

  2. Aguste, AKA, Gussie was born in December of 1873 in Hoboken.

    Aguste Miriam Anna Melusine Lehman was born on December 27, 1873 in Hoboken and baptized on February 15, 1874, daughter of Johann Lehman of Wismar, Mecklenburg and Julie Erxmeyer of Walsrode, Hannover, sponsors , Anna Kloppenberg, Miriam Krisger, Melusine Erxmeyer, August Frank and Meline Frank. (GECH)

    Note: Anna Kloppenberg later married Julia's brother, Henry Erxmeyer.

    Further Records: In the 1880 & 1885 censuses with her parents.

  3. Berthe Lehmann and John Henry Labouseur

    Berthe born circa 1876 in New Jersey.

    I could not find her baptismal record.

    Marriage: Charlotte Henrietta Anna Berthe Lehmann, born in Hoboken on June 1, 1876 to Johann Lehmann and Julie, nee, Erxmeyer, Berthe married Johann Heinrich Labouseur of 617 Willow Avenue, Hoboken, born on April 23, 1873 in Hoboken, the son of Heinrich and Ann, nee, Ohlandt, 21 November 1894, witnesses, Wm. Erxmeyer and Dora Erxmeyer (GECH).

    John Henry (Johann Heinrich) Labouseur: Born 1873 in Hoboken, son of Hienrich Labouseur and Anne Ohlandt.


    1. John Labouseur (1896-1971) and Emma _____

      Birth: John, March 1896 (per census information) 11 Mar 1896 (Social Security Death Index)

      Marriage: Emma circa 1920 (1930 census)


      1. Ethel circa 1922, NY (1930 census)

      1930 Census: 79th Avenue in Queens

      • Labouseur, John head own, $14,750, radio age 34, married at 24, born NJ, jewelry manufacturer
      • Emma, head, wife age 34, married at 24
      • Ethel, daughter age 8

      Death of John Labouseur: Jan 1971, #132-05-4752, Issued: New York, Death Residence Localities ZIP Code: 11694 Localities: Far Rockaway, Queens, New York, Neponsit, Queens, New York, Rockaway Park, Queens, New York (SSDI, LDS)

      Death of Emma Labouseur: Not in SSDI

    2. Arthur Labouseur (1897-1969) and Gertrude ______

      Birth: Arthur, born August 31, 1897 (Information from Denise Labouseur, the widow of Eugene Labouseur, 2004 and SSDI)

      Marriage: Gertrude (based on the SSDI)


      1. Arthur 1925

        Death: Arthur LABOUSEUR, Birth: 5 Jan 1925, Issued: New Jersey, Death: 13 Aug 1990

      2. Eugene, July 8, 1926

        Marriage: Denise


        Death of Eugene Labouseur: May 1985, #149-16-8133, Issued: New Jersey, Death Residence Localities, ZIP Code: 08723, Localities: Brick, Ocean, New Jersey, Bricktown, Ocean, New Jersey, Osbornsville, Ocean, New Jersey (SSDI, LDS)

      3. Evelyn

      1930 census: 26 the Street, Union City 1930

      • Labousuer, Arthur, head, R $45, radio, age 32 married at 25, engraver, Jewelry factory
      • Gertrude. Age 29
      • Arthur Jr., son age 5
      • Eugene, son age 3 8/12
      • Evelyn, daughter age 6

      Death of Arthur Labouseur: Nov 1969, #142-05-2575 Issued: New Jersey Death Residence Localities ZIP Code: 07087 Localities: Bergenline, Hudson, New Jersey, Forty Fifth Street, Hudson, New Jersey, Park Avenue, Hudson, New Jersey, Summit Avenue, Hudson, New Jersey, Union City, Hudson, New Jersey, Weehawken, Hudson, New Jersey (SSDI, LDS)

    3. Death of Gertrude Labouseur: Birth Date: 22 Oct 1900, Death Date: Apr 1975, #146-48-7434, Issued: New Jersey, Death Residence Localities, ZIP Code: 07087, Localities: Bergenline, Hudson, New Jersey, Forty Fifth Street, Hudson, New Jersey, Park Avenue, Hudson, New Jersey, Summit Avenue, Hudson, New Jersey, Union City, Hudson, New Jersey, Weehawken, Hudson, New Jersey (SSDI, LDS)

    4. Lizzie, April 1899 (per census information). She may have died. She was listed in the 1900, but not the census.

    5. Julia Labouseur (1901-1982??) and Leonard Haas

      Birth: Julia, April 1901 (per census information)

      Marriage: : Leonard Haas after 1920 census


      1. Gloria circa 1922
      2. Leonard circa 1926

      1930 Census: With Berthe Labouseur in Weehawken.

      Census info indicates Leonard Haas was born circa 1887 in New Jersey of German parents and that Julia and Leonard had been married circa 1920.

      1920 Census: Weehawken; Haas George Self (Head) Male White 66 abt 1854 Married Germany Germany Germany 1882, Haas Catherine Wife Female White 63 abt 1857 Married Germany Germany Germany 1881, Haas Leonard Son Male White 32 abt 1888 Single New York Germany Germany add Haas Walter Son Male White 31 abt 1889 Single New York Germany Germany add
      Death of Julia Haas??: JULIA HAAS, 12 Apr 1898, Feb 1982, 32720 (Deland, Volusia, FL), (none specified), 151-01-6616, New Jersey

    6. August, April 28, 1903 (per census information and SSDI)



      Death: Jun 1985 Social Security Number: 140-01-4227, Issued: New Jersey, Death Residence Localities ZIP Code: 13732, Localities: Appalachian, Tioga, New York, South Appalachian, Tioga, New York (SSDI, LDS)


    • For many years Berthe and Johann Labouseur lived in the same building as Julie Erxmeyer Lehman Tietjen.

    1930 census: Berthe was living with her daughter Julia Labouseur Haas on Highpoint Ave in Weehawken. See Labouseur


    • Her cousins er, Minnie Blanck Reuter and John Blanck, the children of Melosine Erxmeyer and Henry Blanck were renting in the same building.
    • And on the same street another cousin, Charles Bremer, the son of Berthe Erxmeyer and August Bremmer.
  4. Johann born in 1877.

    Johannes Theodore Lehmann was born on ?? and baptized on September 25, 1877, the son of Johannes David Lehmann of Wismar Marylander and Julie Erxmeyer of Walsrohde, Hannover, sponsor was Heinrich Sch??d?? (GECH).

    Death: Johann Lehman, of 156 Park Avenue, Hoboken, age 1 year 2 months, born in Hoboken, died on November 12, 1878, cause of death, marasmus. Marasmus is a wasting away of the body, especially in infants. He was originally buried in the Weehawken Cemetery. His body was moved in April of 1883 to Grove Church Cemetery and interred in the Erxmeyer plot.

  5. Charlotte, AKA, Nolla, was born May 26, 1879.

    Charlotte Henrietta Augusta Lehman was baptized on July 14, 1879, daughter of Johann David Lehman, born in Bleckenberg and Julie Erxmeyer, born in Walsrode, Hannover, sponsors, Charlotte Gesine Johanna Erxmeyer, and Martha--------- (Erxmeyer?), address 3rd Street, Hoboken (GECH).

    Death: Charlotte Lehman died on November 7, 1880 at age 1 year, 3 months of Philisius (I don't know what this is), address 81 3rd Street, Hoboken (NJ Death Certificate). She was originally buried in the Weehawken Cemetery. Her body was moved in April of 1883 to Grove Church Cemetery and interred in the Erxmeyer plot in Grove Church Cemetery. Her death was listed in the German Evangelical Church death records.

  6. George Lehmann and Marie Madeline Wendt

    George born in 1881.

    George Frederick August Lehman was born on May 2, 1881 and baptized on August 21, 1881, the son of Johannes Lehman of Wismar, Mecklenburg and Julie Erxmeyer of Walsrode, Hannover, sponsors, Carl George Paul and Frederich Erxmeyer (GECH).

    1900 Census: Listed with his mother

    Marriage: George August Lehman of 213 Willow Street, Hoboken. born in Hoboken on May 2, 1880, the son of John and Julie Lehman, nee, Erxmeyer, married Marie Madeline Wendt of Hoboken, daughter of Heinrich and Katherine, nee, Kothe, on September 29, 1902, witnesses, Fritz Lehman and Louise Wendt (GECH).


    1. Florence, May 1903 (1905 NJ Census)

      Marriage: _______ Johnson (1930 census)


      1. Warren (1930 census)
        (SSDI) WARREN C JOHNSON, 28 Feb 1927, 16 May 2001 (V), 32822 (Orlando, Orange, FL), (none specified), 137-20-7577, New Jersey

      Death of Florence Johnson: Unknown No SSDI

    WWI DR: George Paul August Lehmann 2 May 1881, hard to read, teamster, Madeline M-- Lehmann wife, tall medium build, brown hair and eyes.

    1910 Census: Union City Ward 1, Hudson, New Jersey, George Lehmann 28, wholesale merchant produce, Lena Lehmann 30, 2 children one living, Florence Lehmann 6 Emmett Nordmann 24, lodger

    1920 Census: No

    1930 Census: Franklin Lakes, Bergen, New Jersey, George A Lehmann 48 own $12,000, salesman, gasoline station, Madeline M Lehmann 51 Florence L Johnson 26, daughter, Warren C Johnson 3 [3 1/12] grandson,

    See Julia Erxmeyer Lehman Teitjan and her children in the censuses

    WWIIDR: George August Lehmann born May 2, 1881 Hoboken New Jersey, living 152 Washington New Milford, New Jersey, contact Mrs. Minnie Werner 152 Washington Ave New Milford, employer, WPA 1080 Broad Street Newark

    Death of George Lehmann: Unknown No SSDI

    Death of Madeline Lehmann: Unknown No SSDI

  7. Henry born May 1883.

    I could not find baptismal record.

    Death: Henry Lehman, age 1 year 11 months and 7 days died in Hoboken on April 17, 1885, (I forgot to record the cause of death), address 88 2nd Street, Hoboken (NJ Death Record). Henry was buried in the Erxmeyer plot at Grove Church Cemetery.

  8. Friedrick Wilhelm Lehman, Elise Gunderman and Nora Warren

    Frederich Wilhelm born in 1886.


    • Church Record: Frederich Wilhelm, son of Johannes Lehmann of Wismar, Mecklenburg, Schwerin ???? and Julie, nee, Erxmeyer of "Waldsrothe", Hanover, was born on May 30, 1886 in Hoboken, and baptized on January 1, 188, address, 404 W. 13th Street in New York City, sponsors, Frederich Adolph and William Frederich Herman Heinrich Carl Erxmeyer (GECH).

    • State Record: very faint and hard to read can just make our Julie Erxmeyer May 30, 1886, 3-31-86, New Jersey
    Other Information:

    • Frederich was also known as Fritz.

    • Friedrich Lehman of 213 Willow Avenue was confirmed on April 8, 1900 at the German Evangelical church in Hoboken.

    • He was a witness at his brother, George's, wedding in 1902 .

    1900 Census: Listed with his mother

    Marriage 1: Elsie Gunderman February 11, 1909. They resided for 10 weeks with Barney Tietjen and Julia Lehman Tietjen at 100 Highpoint ave Weehawken. After some touble with Mrs. Tietjen they moved in with Elsie's mother, Mrs. Gunderman at 254 (?) 1st street. But they did not get on well their either.

    Divorce: A divorce was granted to Elsie Gunderman Lehman in February 1913 and the claim that her husband deserted her.

    Marriage 2: Nora Warren, date and place unknown


    1. Warren March 1914

      Birth: John Joseph Lehman March 3, 1914, 313 Elm Street West Hoboken, son of Frederick Lehman, musician age 28 and Nora Warren age 26, first child of marriage.

      Death SSDI: WARREN LEHMANN, 03 Mar 1914, Feb 1985, 07604 (Hasbrouck Heights, Bergen, NJ), (none specified), 141-09-0268, New Jersey

    2. Lester, born 1918 (per census information)

      Death SSDI: No

    3. Mary born circa 1923 (per census information)

    WWIDR: Not listed on Ancestry

    1920 Census: Yes. See below.

    1930 Census: Yes. See Julia Erxmeyer Lehman Teitjan and her children in the censuses

    1940 Census in Union, New Jersey. Fred Lehmann 54, 6 grade, managing agent real estate, Nora Lehmann 52, 8th grade Lester Lehmann 22, HS 3, ruler, Mary Lehmann 17, HS 2, trimmer textiles

    Death of Frederick Lehamnn: Unknown No SSDI

    Death of Nora Lehamnn: NORA LEHMANN, 29 Jun 1887, Jul 1969, 07304 (Jersey City, Hudson, NJ),(none specified), 153-12-3101, New Jersey

Immigration of Julia Erxmeyer and John Lehman

According to the death record of John Lehman and the 1920 census, Julie, John, and at least one of their children, Lizzie, immigrated in 1873. Their daughter, Gussie, was born in Hoboken in December of 1873.

John Lehman had served in the German Merchant Marines. Like many other German sailors he "deserted", presumably as a method of getting passage to America. He had made three tours as a seaman between 1871 and 1872. He deserted in New York in February 1873. See above.

Julia Lehmann age 23 and Julia Lehamnn (check mark and a letter or number I cannot read, may be a "1".), 299 and 300, immigrated from Bremen, Germany through Southampton to New York in steerage on the Weser arriving in New York on March 28, 1873, 710 passengers.

Julia Erxmeyer Lehman in the 1880 Federal Census

See Julia Erxmeyer Lehman Teitjan and her children in the censuses

The Lehmans in New York City

Julia Lehman was a witness at the baptism of her nephew, Julius Erxmeyer, the son of her brother Friedrick Erxmeyer in June 1888. Her address was listed in the church records as 13 Little??, 12th Street, New York.

They were listed at 404 W 13th Street, New York City when their son Friedrich was baptized in Hoboken in May 1886.

John Vondohren Residence Year: 1891 Street Address: 57 Little W 12th Residence Place: New York, New York Occupation: Produce Publication Title: New York, New York, City Directory, 1891

John Vondohren Residence Year: 1902, 1903 & 1906 Street Address: 5 Little W 12th Residence Place: New York, New York Publication Title: New York, New York, City Directory, 1902

Little West 12 is in the meat packing district on the west side of Manhattan.

1912 John VonDohren, produce 34 Gansevoort h Weehawken NJ

Death of John Lehman, 1897

John Lehman of 213 Willow Street, Hoboken, the son of Christine and Eliza, age 51 years 8 months and 5 days, occupation, merchant, died on January 24, 1897 of chronic nephritis AKA Bright's disease. He was listed as living in the US for 24 years (NJ Death Certificate).

The Marriage of Julie Erxmeyer Lehman to Behrend (Bernhardt) Teitjen

Civil Record: Julie Erxmeyer married Behrend Teitjen, on December 10, 1899, second marriage for both of them, minister, J. Rudulfz, Pastor of E.L.C., witnesses, Melusina Blank, and Johann von Dohren (NJ marriage record).

Note: Johann von Dohren was the husband of Julie's daughter, Lizzie.

Church Record: Behrend Teitjen, bondsman, of 213 Willow ave., Hoboken born on November 27, 1842 in Hanover, son of Jergen Tietjen and Maria, nee, Firke, married Julie Erxmeyer, formerly, Lehman, of 213 Willow Ave, Hoboken, born on May 15, 1849 in B???, daughter of Hein. and Dorethe, nee, Hogreive, witnesses Melusina Blank and Johann von Dorhan (GECH).

November 1900 Julie and Behrend Tietjen allowed George A Bergen to use the north wall of No. 209 Willow as a party wall

Behrend "Tietjen" Residence Year: 1901 Street Address: 213 Willow av H Residence Place: Jersey City, New Jersey Occupation: Police Publication Title: Jersey City, New Jersey, City Directory, 1901

Behrend Teitjen was also know as Barney. He was a Hoboken cop. He was reportedly the "stoutest" cop in Hoboken and weighed 420 pounds in 1904. It was said that when he was 25 he weighed only 130 pounds and when he joined the Hoboken police department in 1883 he weighed only 160 pounds. When he was 50 he said he weighed about 260 pounds. He was born in Germany and came to the US when he was a boy. At his retirement from the police force it was said that his income would be from the rentals in a tenement he owned and from the half pay pension he would receive. He was said to be the best natured cop in Hoboken and to have had two "fads". One was feeding the birds and the other was making friends. He had a retirement party at Carroll's Hall at 12th and Willow.

Behrend Tietjen had a son William born circa 1875. William married Henrietta Jensen in New York in November 1896 without telling his father. Behrend thought his son was too young to marry but when he found about about the elopement he agreed to help the couple out. William Tietjen worked at the store belonging to his step brothers Kiems on Washington street. A son Behrend Tietjen was born March 5, 1897 to William age 22 and Henrietta age 19. In 1900 William, a hardware store clerk, Henrietta, one year old Behrend and Henrietta's sister Lena age 13 were living on Garden Street in Hoboken. In 1910 William Tietjen was a longshoreman living in a boarding house. In 1940 he was listed as divorced, longshoreman living in a boarding house.

Julia Erxmeyer Lehman Teitjen and her Family in the 1900 Federal Census

Julia Erxmeyer Lehman Teitjan and her children in the censuses

Julia Erxmeyer Lehman Teitjen and her family in the 1905 New Jersey State Census

Julia Erxmeyer Lehman Teitjan and her children in the censuses

The Death of Behrend Teitjen, 1906

According to the records for the Grove Church Cemetery, Berend Fritjen, age 66, was buried February 17, 1909.

Behrend Teitjen age 66 years 2 months and 16 days retired born Germany father and mother's names's not listed, 102 Highland Ave. Weehawken 30 years in New Jersey, died 14 February 1909 cancer of the stomach, buried Grove Church Cemetery.

Julia Erxmeyer Lehman Teitjen and her family in the 1910 Federal Census

Julia Erxmeyer Lehman Teitjan and her children in the censuses

Julia Erxmeyer Lehman Teitjen and her family in the 1920 Federal Census

Julia Erxmeyer Lehman Teitjan and her children in the censuses

The Death of Julia Erxmeyer Lehman Teitjen, 1933

Julia Tietjen, 100 High Point Avenue, Weehawken, widow of Deboru (?) Tietjen, born, May 25, 1849, age 83 years, 11 months, and 14 days, died at home, birthplace, Germany, father's name, "?" Erxmeyer, mother's name "?", informant, Elise Hagemann, 100 High Point Avenue, Weehawken, buried, Grove Church Cemetery, date of death, May 9, 1933, sick from December 14, 1932, cause of death, cancerous stomach, liver matasec and acute _____ . Cert #2424

Note: Elise Hagemann was most likely Julia's daughter, Elizabeth Lehman von Dorhen Hagmann.

Descendants of Julia Erxmeyer Lehman Teitjen Through Her Son Arthur Labouseur

Denise Labouseur, the widow of Eugene Labouseur, confirmed that her husband, Eugene (born July 8, 1926, died May 1985), was the son of Arthur Labouseur.

For information on the descendants of Arthur Labouseur go to The Labouseur Descendants of Julia Erxmeyer Lehman Tietjen

Labouseurs in Northern New Jersey

Labouseurs in Northern New Jersey

John Lehman at Sea

Johann Lehmam at Sea

Jon Futter generously shared this image in December 2010. On the back was written: "From the Julia Haas collection, W. Hoboken". Julia Labouseur born 1901 married Leonard Haas sometime after 1920. The woman's skirt and hair dates to circa 1910. So this cannot be a picture of Julia Haas herself. The environment does suggest the New Jersey Palisades near where the Labouseurs lived.

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Hoboken Tunnel


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