??/ right behind the house????
Barbaras Timeline
City directories, the forerunners of telephone books, provide the primary vehicle for mapping the new family lines in the United States. All locations are in Milwaukee, Wisconsin unless otherwise noted. In 1930/31 there were drastic changes to the names and numbers of Milwaukee streets, we have used the new names here.
Year Location Who
(tba)=Presence asssumed. Directories typically list only male HOH.
Status
()=calculated
General Comments
 
1851 Emigration John Reichert 26
  • Arrival 2-Jun-1851; Le Harve, France to New York on ship George Turner. Next to him in line is Franziska Hauswirth, his future wife. Since she was not from Johlingen, we assume that they met on the ship.
  • He is the first of the family to emigrate and "was really the family patriarch in the US." Several successive emigres will live with him
Franziska Hauswirth 24
 
1855 Watertown, Wisconsin John Reichert  
  • Big German influx to Watertown
  • Caroline, future wife of David Barbaras, is born
Caroline 0
 
1860 Watertown, Wisconsin John Reichert Mason
  • Census. Mislabeled as Richards
  • German names: Johann Reichert and Franziska Hauswirth
Francis 34
Louisa 7
Caroline 5
Charles 1
 
1865 Emigration Michael Reichert  
  • Son of Johann's oldest brother, Franz Anton Reichert, comes over to Milwaukee and lives with Johann.
  • Confirmation of date pending
 
1867 1124 N. Water St. (formerly 608 E. Water) John Reichert Saloon
  • His saloon is at same address
Francis (wife) (tba)  
Louisa Reichert (tba) 14
Caroline Reichert (tba) 12
Charles Reichert (tba) 10
Michael Reichert Plasterer
  • Son of Johann's older brother (who will remain in Johlingen)
  • Not listed again in Milwaukee until 1871, gets married in 1872
  • Johann takes in several family members in the next few years
 
1868 1124 N. Water St. (formerly 608 E. Water) John Reichert Saloon
  • Listed as John Richard.
Francis (wife) (tba)  
Louisa Reichert (tba) 15
Caroline Reichert (tba) 13
Charles Reichert (tba) 11
 
1869 1126 N. Water St. (formerly 610 E. Water) John Reichert Saloon
  • Listed as John Reicherdt.
  • Is the address a typo or is this prep for moving to Market St?
Francis (wife) (tba)  
Louisa Reichert (tba) 16
Caroline Reichert (tba) 14
Charles Reichert (tba) 12
 
1870 1047 Market St.
(formerly 579)
John Reichert Saloon
  • census
  • *The new baby, John, is an enigma and there is no evidence of him after this. We will assume an early death.
Francis (wife)  
Louisa Reichert 17
Caroline Reichert 15
Charles Reichert) 13
John Reichert* baby
 
1871 1047 Market St.
(formerly 579)
John Reichert Saloon
  • Franziska Hauswirth Reichert has died. Related to childbirth?
  • Louisa marries Joseph Franz Memminger 07-Nov-1871.
Louisa Reichert (tba) 18
Caroline Reichert (tba) 16
Charles Reichert (tba) 14
 
1872 1047 Market St.
(formerly 579)
John Reichert Saloon
Caroline Reichert 17
Charles Reichert 15
1043? Market St.
(formerly 575)
Louisa (Reichert) Memminger  
  • Louisa and husband live next door to her father
  • Son, John Joseph Memminger is born 14-May-1872
 
1873 Emigration David Barbaras  
  • Left Le Havre, France and arrived in New York 10-Mar-1873 on board the Thorwaldsen. Listed as "John" on the manifest
  • His naturalization document says that he arrived in May 1871
  • There were three other Barbaras immigrations to the town of Long Grove, Illinos, just north of Chicago. It is possible that he traveled there first.
  • According to Emily Haas, he went to Chicago and worked at the Downer & Bemis Brewing Company
1047 Market St.
(formerly 579)
John Reichert Saloon
Caroline Reichert (tba) 18
Charles Reichert (tba) 16
Karoline Reichert Fabry  
  • Johann's widowed sister, Karoline Reichert Fabry, and her three 3 children emigrate from Johlingen
  • Johann takes them in
  • Both Karoline and her oldest son, Karl, die in 1873
  • Johann raises Edmund and Emma
Karl Fabry (22)  
Edmund Fabry (15)  
Emma Fabry (10)  
1043? Market St.
(formerly 575)
Louisa (Reichert) Memminger  
  • Husband, Joe Memminger, dies 19-May-1873
 
1874 Blatz Brewery John Barbaras* Laborer
  • *I think that this is David, again using the name "John".
  • Emily Haas reported that he started at Blatz, went to Minneapolis and worked at the Minneapolis Brewing Co., then returned to Blatz before starting at Schlitz mid 1875
  • This is most likely when and where David met Caroline. Mr. Reichert ran a saloon on the first floor of his house at the corner of Johnson & Market, right in the middle of Blatz Brewery complex.
1047 Market St.
(formerly 579)
Reichert Branch: Caroline Reichert is the future wife of David Barbaras
579 Market & Blatz Brewery
  • David was a boarder one block (1894 map) from the Reichert saloon and was working at Blatz Brewery. It can be speculated that he ate dinners there or stopped there after work for a pint. And, perhaps, Caroline worked there. (Note that by 1894 there was no more 579 Market as Blatz had expanded.
John Reichert Saloon
  • Louisa's husband, Franz Joseph Memminger, died in 1873 and she is living with her father again
Louisa Reichert 21
Caroline Reichert 19
Charles Reichert turns 17-18, now listed
Edmund Fabry Cigar maker
 
1875 bds. 588 E. Water David Barbaras brewer
  • Northeast corner of Johnson & E. Water. 2 blocks from the Reichert saloon.
  • The closest brewery is Blatz which supports the idea that he continued to work there
  • This is consistent with Emily Haas' account of his movements
  • Lore: David started work at Schlitz 7-May-1875
1047 Market St.
(formerly 579)
John Reichert Saloon  
Louisa Reichert  
Caroline Reichert (tba)  
Charles Reichert (tba) 18
 
1876 bds. 89 Knapp. David Barbaras laborer
  • 89 Knapp is still close to Blatz which brings up the question of whether he was still working at Blatz in early 1876. Perhaps he took a job at Schlitz but hadn't relocated yet?
1047 Market St.
(formerly 579)
John Reichert Saloon
  • Odd, two listings for a Charles at 579 Market. Charles,gas-fitter , is also listed as gas-fitter in the business section; Charles J. is a plumber. Must be the same person listed twice but both seem at odds with upcoming work in a brewery as a cooper and brewer.
Louisa Reichert  
Caroline Reichert (tba)  
Charles Reichert Plumber
Edmund Fabry Cigar maker
 
1877 Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co. David Barbaras brewer
  • David moves north to be near Schlitz. He presumably kept in touch with Caroline.
1047 Market St.
(formerly 579)
John Reichert Saloon
  • Charles home address not listed but is likely here
  • Who is Henry? A cousin who works with Charles at Miller's?
Louisa Reichert (tba)  
Henry Reichert brewer; boards;
Caroline Reichert (tba)  
Charles Reichert (tba) Brewer at Miller's Brewery
 
1878 315 Walnut. David Barbaras brewer
  • lives right next to Schlitz
1047 Market St.
(formerly 579)
John Reichert Saloon  
Charles Reichert brewer
Caroline Reichert (tba)  
 
1879 317 Sherman St. (formerly Shermam) David Barbaras brewer
  • Three blocks from Schlitz
  • marriage to Caroline Reichert 1-Mar-1879
1047 Market St.
(formerly 579)
John Reichert Saloon
  • Caroline moves in with David
Caroline Reichert (tba)  
648 Water St. Charles Reichert Brewer
  • Charles most likely married around this time; his wife, Anna, is listed in the 1880 census
Anna Klier Reichert  
 
1880 502 W, Vine St. (formerly Sherman St.) David Barbaras brewer
  • A few blocks from Schlitz
  • Louise Barbaras, first child, is born
  • David Barbaras is naturalized (Record); Witness, Anton Rieck, is listed as a tailor. There is an Albert Rieck who lives at 83 Knapp, close by Blatz and David's old address of #89, connection? Witness #2, Henry Heizer, is not listed 1879-1881.
Caroline (Reichert) Barbaras (tba)  
Louise Barbaras (tba) (0)
1047 Market St.
(formerly 579)
John Reichert Saloon
  • Son, Charles, has married and is working at a brewery; lives at 648 E. Water St. but will return to 579 Market on or before 1883
  • Daughter, Louisa, was widowed in 1873
Louisa (Reichert) Memminger 27
Jonny Memminger 8
648 Water St. Charles Reichert Brewer
  • Only listed in the census
  • Disappears from the city directories 1880-1882
Anna Klehr Reichert (tba)  
 
1881 325 W. Brown (formerly Harmon) David Barbaras brewer
  • Was George Barbaras somebody living with David but with a different last name? There are no plausible George Barbarases that I can see in the U.S.?
  • Jacob is listed in 1882
Caroline (Reichert) Barbaras (tba)  
Louise (tba) (1)
George Barbaras brewer
1047 Market St.
(formerly 579)
John Reichert Saloon
  • Xaver Schmidt is a brewer living across the street from Louise at 590 Market.
Louisa (Reichert) Memminger  
TBD Charles Reichert Brewer
  • Disappears from the city directories 1880-1882
Anna Klehr Reichert (tba)  
 
1882 325 W. Brown St. David Barbaras brewer
  • Charles is born
  • Note that Louise and Charles are also the names of Caroline's two oldest siblings
Caroline (Reichert) Barbaras (tba)  
Louise (tba) (2)
Charles (tba)  
r. 286 1st Avenue Jacob Barbaras* brewer
  • *This is almost certainly a mispelling. Jacob Barbanes was a brewer at Philip Best Brewery
1047 Market St.
(formerly 579)
John Reichert Saloon  
TBD Charles Reichert Brewer
  • Disappears from the city directories 1880-1882
Anna Klehr Reichert (tba)  
413 Walnut St. Xaver Schmidt Brewer
  • Marries 24 Jun 1882
Louisa (Reichert) Memminger  
 
1883 325 W. Brown St. David Barbaras brewer
  • Emily is born
  • Eleanora reports that Caroline was "a very good zither player"
Caroline (Reichert) Barbaras (tba)  
Louise (tba) (3)
Charles (tba) (1)
Emily (tba)  
1047 Market St.
(formerly 579)
John Reichert Saloon
  • Is Charles still married?
Charles Reichert cooper
Anna Klehr Reichert (tba)  
413 Walnut St. Xaver Schmidt Brewer
  • Address listed as 413 4th but I'm assuming a typo
Louisa (Reichert) Memminger  
New York Emilie Kosack Doerschlag  
  • Emilie Kosack married Max Doerschlag in Germany. They, along with Emilie's 24 year old brother, Wilhelm, come over to New York. There are 3 unidentified Kosacks with them.
 
1884 325 W. Brown St. David Barbaras brewer  
Caroline (Reichert) Barbaras (tba)  
Louise (tba) (4)
Charles (tba) (2)
Emily (tba) (1)
1047 Market St.
(formerly 579)
John Reichert Saloon  
Charles Reichert (tba)  
Anna Klehr Reichert (tba)  
413 Walnut St. Xaver Schmidt Brewer
  • Marries 24 Jun 1882
Louisa (Reichert) Memminger  
Emigrations
Initial Wilke Emigrations (Confusion Reigns)
Timeline as reported by Eleanora Falk:
  • The two oldest Wilke children, Hermann and Bertha come over first, in 1884, on separate ships.
  • It is reported, unconfirmed, that the Wilkes come from Schivelbein, Pommern, Germany
  • Hermann earned money which he sent to Bertha and she came over next
  • They both established themselves in Pittsburgh and sent money to the siblings and parents who immigrated later
  • Alvin Falk wrote Bertha that there were lots of jobs in Milwaukee and that presumably established Milwaukee as the final destination for all the Wilkes.
What we know:
  • Assertions and timeline reported by Eleanora Falk have been spot on: confirmed through city directory listings and the immigration dates reported in later censuses
  • Bertha's 1884 immigration record is unambiguous. Alvin Falk is on the same ship, exactly as reported by Eleanora
  • There appears a Hermann Wilke in Pittsburgh, 1n 1885, which would confirm Eleanora's account that he was first over and went to Pittsburgh
  • The naturalization record for Charles Wilke that shows an immigration date of July 1884 seems solid. The two witnesses at the ceremony were Frank Lenzner, polisher living on Second Ave., and William Dolgner who lived on 3rd ave., were also used by Herman Gutknecht (husband of Emma Wilke) at his naturalization.
What remains unclear:
  • who is missing in the directories????
  • We have no immigration records for the Wilkes other than Bertha's
  • Bertha was supposedly next to come over after Hermann. She arrived 15-Nov-1884. But Charles reported that he came over in July. The others reported (on censuses) that they came over in 1884 but they would have had to arrive in December, possible but less likely
  • We see no evidence of the Wilke parents and the other five children until 1890. Yet various censuses and naturalization records list 1884 as the immigration date
Albert Wilke (tba) (48)
  • Albert Wilke, the father, shows up in the city directory in 1886
Wilhelmina Wilke (tba) (46)
  • 1884 emigration date reported in 1900 census
Hermann Wilke (tba) (22)
  • Oldest child of Albert Wilke and Wilhelmina Greffin and older brother of Bertha Wilke, the future wife of Alvin Falk.
  • Hermann came over first, probably immigrated in early 1884
  • Earned money which he sent to his sister, Bertha, to come over.
Bertha Wilke (21)
  • Bertha was the second oldest and the next to arrive: Nov 15, 1884 in Baltimore on the ship Hermann
  • She met future husband, Alvin Falk, on the ship. She and Alvin would beget Eleanora Falk, wife of Harry Barbaras.
  • Next to Bertha in the single women's exit line was Mathilde Falk, Alvin's 17 y.o. sister
  • Alvin went straight to Milwaukee; Bertha went to be with Hermann in Pittsburgh.
August Wilke (tba) (18)  
Albert Wilke (tba) (15)  
Minnie Wilke (tba) (12)  
Emily Wilke (tba) (11)
  • 1884 emigration date reported in 1900 census
Charles Wilke (tba) (10)
  • This is a confusing and unconfirmed listing. We see no evidence of the Wilke parents and the other five children until 1890. This naturalization record perfectly matches th profile of Charles Wilke and shows an emigration date of July 1884. Confirmation of identity: naturalization record for Hermann Gutknecht has the same witnesses
  • Did he come alone, with family friends?
Ida Wilke (tba) (7)  
Emma Wilke (tba) (6)  
Initial Falk Emigrations: Alvin Falk was the father of Eleanora Falk, future wife of Harry Barbaras
  • Two Falk children, Alvin and Mathilda came over first
  • Alvin Falk and Bertha Wilke, future parents of Harry Barbaras, meet on the ship
  • The parents of Alvin and Mathilda and three of their siblings come over 8 months later
Alvin Falk (23)
  • Arrived: Nov 15, 1884 in Baltimore on the ship Hermann along with his 17 y.o. sister, Mathilde Falk.
  • Met future wife Bertha Wilke on the ship
  • Alvin went straight to Milwaukee
  • Next to Bertha in the single women's exit line was Mathilde Falk, Alvin's 17 y.o. sister
Milwaukee Emilie Kosack Doerschlag  
 
1885 rear 615 6th David Barbaras brewer
  • 6th St. is right near Schlitz. #615 positioning needs to be resolved after the 1930/1931 changes
Caroline (Reichert) Barbaras (tba) (wife)
Louise (tba) (5)
Charles (tba) (3)
Emily (tba) (2)
r. 2703 W. Wisconsin Ave. (formerly Grand Ave) Alvin Falk Blacksmith
  • Future father of Harry Barbaras; future husband of Bertha Wilke
1047 Market St.
(formerly 579)
John Reichert Saloon
  • Charles is back with his father. Where was he?
Charles Reichert cooper
Anna Klehr Reichert (tba)  
413 Walnut St. Xaver Schmidt Brewer
Louisa (Reichert) Memminger  
Emigrations
Arrival of Falk Parents and 3 Additional Children From Prussia
Johann Falk (59)
  • Parents of Alvin Falk
  • Arrived: 15-Jun-1885 on the ship EMS They came from Pollnow, Germany, part of Pomerania in Prussia, and now part of Poland.
  • Johann (John) and his wife, Bertha Winter Falk along with and three of their children, Maria (21), Carl (10), Robert (9).
Bertha (Winter) Falk (50)
Maria (21)
Carl (10)
Robert (9)
Wilke
  • No listings available until 1886 except for Hermann. Are they in Milwaukee yet?
51 3rd ave., Pittsburgh Hermann Wilke (identity speculative) laborer
  • Eleanora Falk Barbaras reported that Hermann was doing "forestry" work in Pittsburgh and that his younger sister, Bertha, was doing house work to earn enough money to bring over their parents and siblings.
  • See 1884 notes
Pittsburgh (speculative) Bertha Wilke  
1926 Vine Emilie Kosack Doerschlag  
  • Living with her brother, William (Wilhelm)
 
1886 rear 615 6th David Barbaras brewer
  • no listing for 1886
  • Charles dies
Caroline (Reichert) Barbaras (tba)  
Louise (tba) (6)
Charles (tba) (4)
Emily (tba) (3)
1047 Market St.
(formerly 579)
John Reichert Saloon
Charles Reichert cooper
Anna Klehr Reichert (tba)  
413 Walnut St. Xaver Schmidt Brewer
Louisa (Reichert) Memminger  
TBD John (Johann) Falk  
  • Father of Alvin has just emigrated but is not listed yet. Children Maria, Carl and Robert came over with him and children Carl, Charles, and Robert show up in the city directory in the following years.
  • There is one new John Falk listed but identification is uncertain: laborer 369 16th
Bertha (Winter) (wife) (tba)
Charles (tba)
Robert (tba)
TBD Alvin Falk (tba)  
  • no listing for 1886
  • Eleanora Falk reported that he wrote to Bertha in Pittsburgh and told her to come to Milwaukee where there were lots of jobs
  • We assume that they got married in 1886 as their first child was born Jan-1887
Wilke
  • Hermann, August and Albert Jr., the older children, should start showing up in the listings but there is nothing until 1890. Mystery. Are they somewhere else, a smaller city that does not have a directory record?
rear 2104 Cherry Albert Wilke, Sr. mason
  • This Albert Wilke first shows up in Milwaukee in 1886 which would be consistent with a recent crossing
  • Eleanor reports that Bertha's father, Albert, was a bricklayer which matches this listing of mason
  • He also disappears in a few years which would be consistent with reports of his early death in an accident
  • Seven additional Wilke children eventually show up in the city directories. Have they come over yet? August is 20, the others may be too young to be listed.
Wilhelmina (Greffin) Wilke (tba) (wife)
TBD Hermann Wilke (tba)  
  • Bertha comes to Milwaukee. Is Hermann still in Pittsburgh?
  • Bertha gets married 4-Sep-1886
  • There are other August Wilkes in the Milwaukee directory but they can be ruled out
Bertha Wilke (tba)  
August Wilke (tba) (20)
Albert Wilke, Jr. (tba) (17)
Minnie Wilke (tba) (14)
Emily Wilke (tba) (13)
Charles Wilke (tba) (12)
Ida Wilke (tba) (9)
Emma Wilke (tba) (8)
28th St. & Vliet Emilie Kosack Doerschlag  
  • She is living within two blocks of David Barbaras' house on 29th. Her husband is a cabinetmaker.
 
1887 rear 615 6th David Barbaras brewer
  • John Henry (Harry) is born
  • Charles died in 1886
  • Still living by Schlitz
Caroline (Reichert) Barbaras (tba)  
Louise (tba)  
Emily (tba)  
John Henry (Harry) (tba)  
416 5th St. John Reichert Saloon
  • Blatz Brewery has taken over 579 Market.
  • John moves to 416 5th St.
  • Son, Charles, has moved to 658 Water St.
658 E. Water St. Charles Reichert Cooper
Anna Klehr Reichert (tba)  
1517 Cherry St. Xaver Schmidt Brewer
Louisa (Reichert) Memminger  
TBD John (Johann) Falk  
  • Father of Alvin
  • There are two John Falks listed, identification is not currently possible: John Falk, mason, r. 350 17th; John Falk, teamster, 663 9th
  • Johann et. al. came over in 1885 but the new children are not listed in Milwaukee until next year. Too young?
Bertha (Winter) (wife) (tba)
Charles (tba)
Robert (tba)
Wilke, Falk, and the start of the West Medford Ave. (formerly Kilbourn) Complex
  • Kilbourn was renamed and renumbered around 1930. Here is the 1894 map and the 1910 map
  • Hermann, August and Albert Jr., the older children, still no record
r. 2480 West Medford Ave1 Alvin Falk Blacksmith
  • Their first child, Emil H. Falk is born
  • One of the first two Wilke families for the W. Medford Ave. complex of houses
Bertha (Wilke) Falk (tba) (wife)
2480 West Medford Ave1 Albert Wilke, Sr. laborer
  • The Wilkes appear to be the primary drivers of the complex. The Falks are living in the rear of the house.
Wilhelmina (Greffin) Wilke (tba) (wife)
TBD Hermann Wilke (tba)  
  • Why aren't Herman, August and Albert Jr. listed anywhere? There are other August Wilkes in the Milwaukee directory but they can be ruled out
August Wilke (tba) (21)
Albert Wilke, Jr. (tba) (18)
Minnie Wilke (tba) (15)
Emily Wilke (tba) (14)
Charles Wilke (tba) (13)
Ida Wilke (tba) (10)
Emma Wilke (tba) (9)
28th St. & Vliet Emilie Kosack Doerschlag  
 
1888 east side 29th, 1 n. Vliet David Barbaras brewer  
Caroline (Reichert) Barbaras (tba)  
Louise (tba)  
Emily (tba)  
John Henry (Harry) (tba)  
658 E. Water St. John Reichert  
  • John's move to a new saloon, after Blatz took over his Market St. location, appears brief
  • John moves in with son, Charles
Charles Reichert brewer
Anna Klehr Reichert (tba)  
453 6th St. Xaver Schmidt Brewer
Louisa (Reichert) Memminger  
423 11th John (Johann) Falk laborer
  • We presume that Charles and Robert are siblings of Alvin, birth dates unknown
Bertha (Winter) (wife) (tba)
Charles trunkmaker
Robert clerk
r. 2480 West Medford Ave1 Alvin Falk Blacksmith  
Bertha (Wilke) Falk (tba) (wife)
Emil Falk (tba) (1)
2458 West Medford Ave4 (formerly Kilbourn) Albert Wilke, Sr. mason
  • Albert moves a few houses away
Wilhelmina (Greffin) Wilke (tba) (wife)
2523 Fond Du Lac Ave Herman Wilke dairyman
  • 2523 Fond du Lac Ave is right around the corner from W. Medford Ave; long shot possibility that that is Bertha's older brother from Pittsburgh
TBD August Wilke (tba) (22)
  • Still no sign of Herman, August and Albert Jr.
Albert Wilke, Jr. (tba) (19)
Minnie Wilke (tba) (16)
Emily Wilke (tba) (15)
Charles Wilke (tba) (14)
Ida Wilke (tba) (11)
Emma Wilke (tba) (10)
28th St. & Vliet Emilie Kosack Doerschlag  
  • Her parents immigrate and move in with her and Max
 
1889 r. 454 29th7 David Barbaras brewer
  • Arthur is born 30-Oct-1889
  • Caroline dies 10 days after his birth, 8-Nov-1889
  • Arthur is wet-nursed by Mary Henrietta Reichert, wife of Michael Reichert, who lived on N. 7th, approx 2 miles away.
Caroline (Reichert) Barbaras (tba)  
Louise (tba)  
Emily (tba)  
Harry (tba)  
Arthur (tba)  
432 Kilbourn(?) St.
(formerly 432 Cedar St.)
John Reichert Saloon
  • John is now working at the saloon of Louis and Auguste Richter and living in the building.
  • Biddle Street (see inquest ref.), now East Kilbourn Avenue, ran from the lake bluff to the river. On the other side of the river was Cedar Street, now West Kilbourn Avenue, which originally extended west to N. 12th Street. In 1929, a bridge was erected, the road was widened, and the two streets became one with the new name of Kilbourn.
Charles Reichert cooper
Anna Klehr Reichert (tba)  
453 6th St. Xaver Schmidt Maltster
Louisa (Reichert) Memminger  
423 11th John (Johann) Falk laborer  
Bertha (Winter) (wife) (tba)
Charles laborer
Robert laborer
2480 West Medford Ave1 Alvin Falk Blacksmith  
Bertha Wilke Falk (tba)  
Emil Falk (tba) (2)
2458 West Medford Ave4 (formerly Kilbourn) Albert Wilke, Sr. mason
  • The older children begin to be listed in 1890, they certainly must be already living here now
Wilhelmina (Greffin) Wilke (tba) (wife)
TBD Herman Wilke  
  • Still no sign of Herman, August and Albert Jr.
August Wilke (tba) (22)
Albert Wilke, Jr. (tba) (20)
Minnie Wilke (tba) (17)
Emily Wilke (tba) (16)
Charles Wilke (tba) (15)
Ida Wilke (tba) (12)
Emma Wilke (tba) (11)
492 28th St. Emilie Kosack Doerschlag  
  • Her husband dies 20 Feb 1889 after a long illness.
 
1890 r. 454 29th7 David Barbaras brewer
  • 3 months(!) after the death of Caroline and 1 year after the death of her husband, David and Emilie Doerschlag marry
  • Their first child together, Loretta, is born
Emily Doerschlag (tba)  
Louise (tba)  
Emily (tba) living with mom at 2468 Kilbourn in census 1895?  
Harry (tba)  
Arthur (tba)  
Loretta (tba)  
432 Kilbourn(?) St.
(formerly 432 Cedar St.)
John Reichert Saloon
  • John dies of injuries after falling down the stairs at Louis & Auguste Richter's saloon where he worked. Children Louise and Charles received his effects.
  • There are no more records for Charles and no records of a widowed Anna. It is possible that he died in 1890
910 Racine St. Charles Reichert cooper
Anna Klehr Reichert (tba)  
722 Walnut St. Xaver Schmidt Maltster
Louisa (Reichert) Memminger  
423 11th John (Johann) Falk    
Bertha (Winter) (wife) (tba)
Charles laborer
Robert laborer
2480 West Medford Ave1 Alvin Falk Blacksmith
  • William H. Falk is born Nov-1889
Bertha Wilke Falk (tba)  
Emil Falk (tba) (3)
William Falk (tba) (0)
2458 West Medford Ave4 Albert Wilke Sr. laborer
  • Name misspelled as Wilcke in the city directory. Are the children here yet and why aren't they listed?
  • Albert Wilke the elder finally appears in the directory
  • Albert Wilke the elder dies 1-Jul-1890 and will no longer be listed; this is consistent with Eleanor's report that "he fell backwards on an iron picket fence and he died" The 5-Jul-1890 issue of The Weekly Wisconsin reports that he was overcome by the heat while working on a new building on Jackson St. and fell off 4th floor scaffolding to the pavement.
  • August marries Wilhelmina Augusta Ottitie Schulz on 1-Mar-1890 and will move next door soon
  • Albert Jr. marries Wilhelmine Hoehnke
Wilhelmina Wilke (tba)  
Herman Wilke (tba)  
Albert Wilke Jr. cutter
Minnie Wilke (tba) (18)
Emilie Wilke (tba) (17)
Charles Wilke (tba) (16)
Ida Wilke (tba) (13)
Emma Wilke (tba) (12)
2456 West Medford Ave5 August Wilke laborer
  • Name misspelled as Wilcke
 
1891 r. 454 29th7 David Barbaras brewer  
Emily Doerschlag (tba)  
Louise (tba)  
Emily (tba)  
Harry (tba)  
Arthur (tba)  
Loretta (tba)  
575 3rd St. Xaver Schmidt Maltster
  • No idea where Anna is and whether Charles is still alive.
  • Louisa will die in 1894 and Anna will marry Xaver.
Louisa (Reichert) Memminger  
TBD Anna Klehr Reichert  
441 12th John (Johann) Falk  
  • Alvin has already moved out and started a family
  • Charles moves out, did he get married?
Bertha (Winter) (wife) (tba)
Robert laborer
1202 Vliet Charles Falk basketmaker
2480 West Medford Ave1 Alvin Falk Blacksmith  
Bertha Wilke Falk (tba)  
Emil Falk (tba) (4)
William Falk (tba) (1)
2458 West Medford Ave4 Wilhelmina Wilke widow of Albert
  • No idea where Minnie really is
  • Eleanor reported that Herman was a forester so gardener here seems consistent
  • August and wife, Wilhelmina Schulz, have first child and prepare to move next door
  • Albert has first child but doesn't move out until 1893
Herman Wilke garderner
August Wilke (and family) Plasterer
Albert Wilke (and family) (tba) Leatherworker (22)
Minnie Wilke (tba) (19)
Emily Wilke dressmaker
Charles Wilke laborer
Ida Wilke (tba) (14)
Emma Wilke (tba) (13)
 
1892 r. 454 29th7 David Barbaras brewer  
Emily Doerschlag (tba)  
Louise (tba)  
Emily (tba)  
Harry (tba)  
Arthur (tba)  
Loretta (tba)  
575 3rd St. Xaver Schmidt Maltster
Louisa (Reichert) Memminger  
TBD Anna Klehr Reichert  
1411 Walnut St. John (Johann) Falk  
  • 1411 Walnut: between 14th and 15th, just south of Fond Du Lac (plate 261, 1910)
Bertha (Winter) (wife) (tba)
Carl basketmaker
Charles barkeeper
Robert carpenter
2480 West Medford Ave1 Alvin Falk Blacksmith  
Bertha Wilke Falk (tba)  
Emil Falk (tba) (5)
William Falk (tba) (2)
2458 West Medford Ave4 Wilhelmina Wilke widow of Albert
  • Herman's death is listed in the directory: 14-Sep-1891; Eleanora reports that he fell out of a fruit tree, broke his arm, got peritonitis and died
  • August moves to 2406 and has a second child
Albert Wilke (and family) cutter
Minnie Wilke (tba) (20)
Emily Wilke  
Charles Wilke tinner
Ida Wilke (tba) (15)
Emma Wilke (tba) (14)
2456 West Medford Ave5 August Wilke (and family) Plasterer
 
1893 r. 454 29th7 David Barbaras brewer  
Emily Doerschlag (tba)  
Louise (tba)  
Emily (tba)  
Harry (tba)  
Arthur (tba)  
Loretta (tba)  
575 3rd St. Xaver Schmidt Maltster
Louisa (Reichert) Memminger  
TBD Anna Klehr Reichert  
1411 Walnut St. John (Johann) Falk  
  • John listed as "died March 9, 1893"
Bertha (Winter) (wife) (tba)
Carl basketmaker
Charles barkeeper
Robert carpenter
2480 West Medford Ave1 Alvin Falk Blacksmith  
Bertha Wilke Falk (tba)  
Emil Falk (tba) (6)
William Falk (tba) (3)
2458 West Medford Ave4 Wilhelmina Wilke widow of Albert
  • Albert is listed as a cutter and a pursemaker living at 1148 22nd St (nearby) in 1893-94, then apparently returns to W. Medford in 1895.
  • Eleanora reports that Minnie Wilke, years unknown, was a live-in servant/house cleaner for a wealthy family who lived on the East Side
Minnie Wilke (tba) (21)
Emily Wilke  
Charles Wilke foreman
Ida Wilke (tba) (16)
Emma Wilke (tba) (15)
2456 West Medford Ave5 August Wilke (and family) Plasterer
1148 22nd. Albert Wilke (and family) cutter
 
1894 r. 454 29th7 David Barbaras brewer
  • Fred is born
Emily Doerschlag (tba)  
Louise (tba)  
Emily (tba)  
Harry (tba)  
Arthur (tba)  
Loretta (tba)  
Fred (tba)  
575 3rd St. Xaver Schmidt Maltster
  • Louise dies 2-Jan-1894
Louisa (Reichert) Memminger  
TBD Anna Klehr Reichert  
1411 Walnut St. Bertha (Winter) Falk widow of John Falk  
Charles barkeeper
J. Robert basketmaker
2480 West Medford Ave1 Alvin Falk Blacksmith  
Bertha Wilke Falk (tba)  
Emil Falk (tba) (7)
William Falk (tba) (4)
2458 West Medford Ave4 Wilhelmina Wilke widow of Albert
  • Charles marries Martha Zellmer but does not move. The actual marriage date might be 1896.
Emilie Wilke dressmaker
Minnie Wilke (tba) (22)
Charles Wilke tinner
Ida Wilke (tba) (17)
Emma Wilke (tba) (16)
2456 West Medford Ave5 August Wilke (and family) Plasterer
1148 22nd. Albert Wilke (and family) pursemaker
 
1895 r. 454 29th7 David Barbaras brewer  
Emily Doerschlag (tba)  
Louise (tba)  
Emily (tba)  
Harry (tba)  
Arthur (tba)  
Loretta (tba)  
Fred (tba)  
623 Poplar St. Xaver Schmidt Maltster
TBD Anna Klehr Reichert  
1411 Walnut St. Bertha (Winter) Falk widow of John Falk  
Charles barkeeper
J. Robert basketmaker
2480 West Medford Ave1 Alvin Falk Blacksmith
  • Eleanora Falk, future wife of Harry Barbaras, is born ~1895
Bertha Wilke Falk (tba)  
Emil Falk (tba) (8)
William Falk (tba) (5)
Eleanora Falk (tba) (1)
2458 West Medford Ave4 Wilhelmina Wilke widow of Albert
  • Albert apparently moves back to W. Medford
Albert Wilke (and family) laborer
Amelia Wilke  
Minnie Wilke (tba) (23)
Charles Wilke (and family) foreman
Ida Wilke (tba) (18)
Emma Wilke (tba) (17)
2456 West Medford Ave5 August Wilke (and family) Plasterer
 
1896 r. 454 29th7 David Barbaras brewer
  • Emilie's father dies
Emily Doerschlag (tba)  
Louise (tba) (16)
Emily (tba) (13)
Harry (tba) (9)
Arthur (tba) (7)
Loretta (tba) (6)
Fred (tba) (2)
623 Poplar St. Xaver Schmidt Maltster
TBD Anna Klehr Reichert  
1411 Walnut St. Bertha (Winter) Falk widow of John Falk  
Charles laborer
J. Robert laborer
2480 West Medford Ave1 Alvin Falk Blacksmith
  • Minnie Wilke marries Jacob Muth; I don't see them anywhere until they are listed back st W. Medford in 1901
  • Charles Wilke works for years at Kieckhefer Bros.
Bertha Wilke Falk (tba)  
Emil Falk (tba) (9)
William Falk (tba) (6)
Eleanora Falk (tba) (2)
2458 West Medford Ave4 Wilhelmina Wilke widow of Albert
Albert Wilke (and family) laborer
Amelia Wilke  
Charles Wilke (and family) foreman, Kieckhefer Bros. (photo)
Ida Wilke (tba) (19)
Emma Wilke (tba) (18)
2456 West Medford Ave5 August Wilke (and family) mason
 
1897 r. 454 29th7 David Barbaras brewer  
Emily Doerschlag (tba)  
Louise (tba)  
Emily (tba)  
Harry (tba)  
Arthur (tba)  
Loretta (tba)  
Fred (tba)  
623 Poplar St. Xaver Schmidt Maltster
TBD Anna Klehr Reichert  
1411 Walnut St. Bertha (Winter) Falk widow of John Falk  
Charles laborer
J. Robert laborer
2480 West Medford Ave1 Alvin Falk Blacksmith  
Bertha Wilke Falk (tba)  
Emil Falk (tba) (10)
William Falk (tba) (7)
Eleanora Falk (tba) (3)
2458 West Medford Ave4 Wilhelmina Wilke widow of Albert
Albert Wilke (and family) tinsmith
Emily Wilke  
Charles Wilke (and family) foreman
Ida Wilke (tba) (20)
Emma Wilke (tba) (19)
2456 West Medford Ave5 August Wilke (and family) Plasterer
 
1898 r. 454 29th7 David Barbaras brewer
  • Albert Gardere, future husband of Louise: Cigar maker. 691 Market St. He grew up in New Orleans, was a cigar maker there, then moved to Chicago in 1897 where he was a cigar maker. How did they meet?
Emily Doerschlag (tba)  
Louise (tba)  
Emily (tba)  
Harry (tba)  
Arthur (tba)  
Loretta (tba)  
Fred (tba)  
1411 Walnut St. Bertha (Winter) Falk widow of John Falk  
J. Robert laborer
2480 West Medford Ave1 Alvin Falk Blacksmith
  • Albert moves again, to 3022 Calhoun Pl
  • Charles finally moves with family
  • Ida and Emma are probably working, no idea where they actually live
Bertha Wilke Falk (tba)  
Emil Falk (tba) (11)
William Falk (tba) (8)
Eleanora Falk (tba) (4)
2458 West Medford Ave4 Wilhelmina Wilke widow of Albert
Emily (tba) (25)
Ida Wilke (tba) (21)
Emma Wilke (tba) (20)
2456 West Medford Ave5 August Wilke (and family) Plasterer
3022 Calhoun Pl Albert Wilke (and family) tinsmith
1029 30th St. Charles Wilke (and family) tinner
  • 1029 30th St: between W. Pemberton Ave. and Center St. No longer standing. 6-7 blocks from West Medford Ave.(plate 261, 1910)
 
1899 r. 454 29th7 David Barbaras brewer  
Emily Doerschlag (tba)  
Louise (tba)  
Emily (tba)  
Harry (tba)  
Arthur (tba)  
Loretta (tba)  
Fred (tba)  
1411 Walnut St. Bertha (Winter) Falk widow of John Falk  
J. Robert (tba) laborer
2480 West Medford Ave1 Alvin Falk Blacksmith  
Bertha Wilke Falk (tba)  
Emil Falk (tba) (12)
William Falk (tba) (9)
Eleanora Falk (tba) (5)
2458 West Medford Ave4 Wilhelmina Wilke (tba) widow of Albert
Emily (tba) (26)
Ida Wilke (tba) (22)
Emma Wilke clerk
2456 West Medford Ave5 August Wilke (and family) Plasterer
3022 Calhoun Pl Albert Wilke (and family) tinsmith
1029 30th St. Charles Wilke (and family) foreman
 
1900 r. 454 29th7 David Barbaras brewer
  • Louise (listed as "Lizzie") is a servant with the Schiff family, 1539 (formerly #759) Cass St. This is just a few blocks from Albert Gardere's cigar shop but I have no idea how she met him.
  • Emilie's mother is living with Emilie and David
Emily Doerschlag (tba)  
Louise (tba) (20)
Emily (tba) (17)
Harry (tba) (13)
Arthur (tba) (11)
Loretta (tba) (10)
Fred (tba) (6)
1411 Walnut St. Bertha (Winter) Falk widow of John Falk  
Robert machinist
2480 West Medford Ave1 Alvin Falk Fireman
  • Emily Wilke shows up again
Bertha Wilke Falk (tba)  
Emil Falk (tba) (13)
William Falk (tba) (10)
Eleanora Falk (tba) (6)
Bertha (Winter) Falk widow of John Falk
2458 West Medford Ave4 Minnie (Wilhelmina) Wilke widow of Albert
Emily Wilke dressmaker
2456 West Medford Ave5 August Wilke (and family) mason
3022 Calhoun Pl Albert Wilke (and family) tinsmith
1029 30th St. Charles Wilke (and family) foreman
2324 Fond du Lac Emma Wilke clerk
  • Emma is listed at 2324 Fond Du Lac for only this year; she is listed in the census as a servant at 2220 Fond du Lac
545 Astor Street Ida Wilke [census] Servant
  • She is listed in the census as a servant in the home of Bernard Stern
  • Bernard Stern & Sons was a processor of baking flour
 
1901 r. 454 29th7 David Barbaras brewer
  • Louise marries Albert Gardere sometime between 1900-1905
  • Albert left his birthplace of Louisiana, showed up in Chicago in 1897 as a cigar maker, and moved to 391 Market St. (near Schlitz factory) in Milwaukee in 1898.
  • In 1901 he has a new address at 301 5th St. which may be a signal that he married Louise.
Emily Doerschlag (tba)  
Emily (tba)  
Harry (tba)  
Arthur (tba)  
Loretta (tba)  
Fred (tba)  
301 5th Albert Gardere Cigar maker  
Louise Barbaras Gardere (tba)  
2480 West Medford Ave1 Alvin Falk fireman  
Bertha Wilke Falk (tba)  
Emil Falk (tba) (14)
William Falk (tba) (11)
Eleanora Falk (tba) (7)
2478 West Medford Ave2 Bertha (Winter) Falk widow John
  • Betha and Robert have relocated from Walnut St.
Robert O. Falk car-rep
2458 West Medford Ave4 Wilhelmina Wilke widow of Albert
  • Emma returns;
  • Emily has married Fritz Neese; possibly moved to Sheboygen
  • Minnie finally shows up again with husband, Jacob Muth
Ida Wilke (tba)  
Emma Wilke clerk
Jacob Muth teamster
Minnie Wilke Muth  
2456 West Medford Ave5 August Wilke (and family) mason
3022 Calhoun Pl Albert Wilke (and family) tinsmith
1029 30th St. Charles Wilke (and family) foreman
 
1902 r. 454 29th7 David Barbaras brewer  
Emily Doerschlag (tba)  
Emily (tba) (19)
Harry (tba) (15)
Arthur (tba) (13)
Loretta (tba) (12)
Fred (tba) (8)
526 Jefferson Albert Gardere Cigar maker  
Louise Barbaras Gardere (tba)  
2480 West Medford Ave1 Alvin Falk Brewer
  • Emil is only 15, working, and listed now
  • Eleanora Falk attends the Nazareth Lutheran Church school
  • Bertha Winter Falk likely dies 1902-1903. Eleanora reports that "Oh, the funeral. She died from a hernia. Her hernia came forward and it was so big that the inside that it tangled her intestines... something burst and that killed her. See, they had nothing to cure them at that time yet, we didnít have that many doctors. Dr. [Bernly] lived on Fond du Lac Ave. and all that. He was just a young doctor, not very, and he came but he couldnít push this back, you know, so in four days she had passed away. So then she was laid outÖ How old was she then? Sixty-two. She was laid out in the house and then she went to church. They had a church funeral. The church was very small at that time, you didnít have the large churches yet. And the children were all dressed in white and they had black ribbon sashes on and black ribbon in their hair."
Bertha Wilke Falk (tba)  
Emil laborer
William Falk (tba) (12)
Eleanora Falk (tba) (8)
2478 West Medford Ave2 Bertha (Winter) Falk widow of John This is the final reference to Bertha Falk. Is she near death?
Robert O. Falk car-rep
2458 West Medford Ave4 Wilhelmina Wilke widow of Albert
  • Emma moves to 2324 Fond Du Lac again: weird;
  • Emma marries Herman Gutknecht late in the year
  • Ida marries August Fred Raddatz
  • the elder Wilhelmina Wilke seems to be the last person still living at 2408; she will move in with Emma next year
Ida Wilke (tba)  
Jacob Muth teamster
Minnie Wilke Muth  
2456 West Medford Ave5 August Wilke plasterer
3022 Calhoun Pl Albert Wilke (and family) sander
1029 30th St. Charles Wilke (and family) foreman
2324 Fond du Lac Emma Wilke clerk
 
1903 r. 454 29th7 David Barbaras brewer  
Emily Doerschlag (tba)  
Emily (tba)  
Harry (tba)  
Arthur (tba)  
Loretta (tba)  
Fred (tba)  
526 Jefferson Albert Gardere Cigar maker  
Louise Barbaras Gardere (tba)  
2480 West Medford Ave1 Alvin Falk laborer
  • Bertha Winter Falk has died and son, Robert, is not listed in Milwaukee
  • Emma, the youngest Wilke, and her mother, Wilhelmina, move in with Emma's new husband, Herman Gutknecht; they will all move back to W. Medford in 1905
  • Albert and family move to West Bend
  • Ida lives around the corner with hew husband; Note that Herman Raddatz lives at the same address as borther Albert Wilke; Eleanora was quite exercised by the claim that Ida "married her own cousin"
Bertha Wilke Falk (tba)  
Emil chairmaker
William Falk (tba) (13)
Eleanora Falk (tba) (9)
2458 West Medford Ave4 Jacob Muth teamster
Minnie Wilke Muth  
2456 West Medford Ave5 August Wilke (and family) laborer
1029 30th St. Charles Wilke (and family) foreman, Kieckhefer Bros.
1262 30th August Raddatz machinist
Ida Wilke Raddatz (tba)  
846 17th Minnie (Wilhelmina) Wilke widow of Albert
Herman Gutknecht tinner
Emma Wilke Gutknecht (tba)  
 
1904 r. 454 29th7 David Barbaras brewer  
Emily Doerschlag (tba)  
Emily (tba)  
Harry (tba)  
Arthur (tba)  
Loretta (tba)  
Fred (tba)  
209 3rd Albert Gardere Cigar maker  
Louise Barbaras Gardere (tba)  
2480 West Medford Ave1 Alvin Falk Brewer
Bertha Wilke Falk (tba)  
Emil chairmaker
William Falk (tba) (14)
Eleanora Falk (tba) (10)
2458 West Medford Ave4 Jacob Muth teamster
Minnie Wilke Muth  
2456 West Medford Ave5 August Wilke plasterer
1029 30th St. Charles Wilke (and family) foreman, Kieckhefer Bros.
1262 30th August Raddatz machinist
Ida Wilke Raddatz (tba)  
696 Garden Wilhelmina Wilke widow of Albert
Herman Gutknecht foreman
Emma Wilke Gutknecht (tba)  
 
1905 r. 454 29th7 David Barbaras brewer  
Emily Doerschlag (tba)  
Emily (tba)  
Harry (tba)  
Arthur (tba)  
Loretta (tba)  
Fred (tba)  
2436 Cherry Albert Gardere Cigar maker
  • His cigar shop on Grand Avenue is mentioned in this article
Louise Barbaras Gardere (tba)  
2480 West Medford Ave1 Alvin Falk ironworker
  • Wilhelmina moves back to West Medford with son-in-law, Herman Gutknecht, and his wife, Emma Wilke
  • don't know who John Falk is yet
  • Charles moves one street over
  • Eleanora reports that Alvin, her father, "he was a blacksmith also, when he moved to the neighborhood where we lived on 21st, by Sears, across the street. There was a great big blacksmith shop and he worked there. " Sears was located on the northwest corner of Fond Du Lac and North Ave. The 1910 map shows a fence & iron work shop and a wagon shop on the other side of North Ave. between 21st and 20th streets
Bertha Wilke Falk (tba)  
William Falk (tba) (15)
Eleanora Falk (tba) (11)
2478 West Medford Ave2 Wilhelmina Wilke widow of Albert
Herman Gutknecht foreman
Emma Wilke Gutknecht [census]  
2472 West Medford Ave3 John Falk (and family) [census only]
2458 West Medford Ave4 Jacob Muth teamster
Minnie Wilke Muth (tba)  
2456 West Medford Ave5 August Wilke (and family) plasterer
1262 30th August Raddatz machinist
Ida Wilke Raddatz (tba)  
1034 29th St. Charles Wilke (and family) foreman, Kieckhefer Bros.
  • Moves one block away
  • 1034 30th St: between W. Pemberton Ave. and Center St. No longer standing. 6-7 blocks from West Medford Ave. (plate 139, 1910)
 
1906 r. 454 29th7 David Barbaras brewer
  • Harry, male, turns 18 and is listed
  • [It is reported] David Barbaras held the position of chief bartender aty Schlitz giving out the free beer to the employees and was for some time Milwaukee's champion beer stein holder. He held the record for the number of steins of beer he could hold and serve with one hand.
  • When there was an opening in the brewery David Barbaras told son, Harry, to apply for the job. Harry got the job and was assistant on the bottle wagon, delivering beer to saloons and collecting the empty bottles. David's heart was set on Harry being a steam fitter, so he sent the boy to school to learn the trade. Harry, however, did not like steam fitting, and he wanted to work on a boat. He worked as a helper to a steam fitter, still watching his chance for a job on a boat. His chance finally came, and he took it. It was a job as a deck hand on a Great Lakes freighter, the Joseph C. Gilcrest. From then on for about two years he worked on different ships, generally going from one end of the Great Lakes to the other and finally becoming a wheels (roundsman). The pay was quite good, but he saw that there would be a better season ahead for steam fitting so he left the ships and went back to his old trade.
Emily Doerschlag (tba)  
Emily (tba)  
Harry Steamfitter
Arthur (tba)  
Loretta (tba)  
Fred (tba)  
151 7th Albert Gardere Cigar maker  
Louise Barbaras Gardere (tba)  
2480 West Medford Ave1 Alvin Falk ironworker
  • Wilhelmina Wilke, b. 1838, is no longer listed and may have died
Bertha Wilke Falk (tba)  
William Falk (tba) (16)
Eleanora Falk (tba) (12)
2478 West Medford Ave2 Herman Gutknecht foreman
Emma Wilke Gutknecht (tba)  
2458 West Medford Ave4 Jacob Muth teamster
Minnie Wilke Muth  
2456 West Medford Ave5 August Wilke (and family) plasterer
1034 29th St. Charles Wilke (and family) foreman, Kieckhefer Bros.
1262 30th August Raddatz laborer
Ida Wilke Raddatz (tba)  
 
1907 r. 454 29th7 David Barbaras brewer
  • Albert Gardere disappears from the directory; Louise and he have presumably married and probably have left for Mobile, AL.
  • Arthur turns 18 and is listed
Emily Doerschlag (tba)  
Emily (tba)  
Harry Steamfitter
Arthur Machinist
Loretta (tba)  
Fred (tba)  
2480 West Medford Ave1 Alvin Falk ironworker
Bertha Wilke Falk (tba)  
William laborer
Eleanora Falk (tba) (13)
2478 West Medford Ave2 Herman F. Gutknecht foreman
Emma Wilke Gutknecht (tba)  
2458 West Medford Ave4 Jacob Muth teamster
Minnie Wilke Muth  
2456 West Medford Ave5 August Wilke (and family) plasterer
1034 29th St. Charles Wilke (and family) foreman, Kieckhefer Bros.
1262 30th August Raddatz machinist
Ida Wilke Raddatz (tba)  
 
1908 r. 454 29th7 David Barbaras brewer
  • The Garderes disappear; probably have gone to Louisiana; will be in Mobile, Alabama in 1910
  • Arthur turns 18 and is listed
Emily Doerschlag (tba)  
Emily (tba)  
Harry Steamfitter
Arthur Machinist
Loretta (tba)  
Fred (tba)  
2480 West Medford Ave1 Alvin Falk blacksmith
  • Herman Gutknecht, married to the younger sister of Charles Wilke, also works with the latter at Kieckhefer Bros. (verified in directories starting 1910)
Bertha Wilke Falk (tba)  
Emil telephone operator
William finisher
Eleanor (tba) (14)
2478 West Medford Ave2 Herman Gutknecht foreman
Emma Wilke Gutknecht (tba)  
2458 West Medford Ave4 Jacob Muth teamster
Minnie Wilke Muth (tba)  
2456 West Medford Ave5 August Wilke (and family) plasterer
1034 29th St. Charles Wilke (and family) foreman, Kieckhefer Bros.
1262 30th August Raddatz machinist
Ida Wilke Raddatz (tba)  
 
1909 r. 454 29th7 David Barbaras brewer
  • Emily marries Andrew Haas and moves out
Emily Doerschlag (tba)  
Harry Steamfitter
Arthur Machinist
Loretta (tba)  
Fred Student
2404 Cherry Andrew Haas Machinist
Emily Barbaras Haas (tba)  
2480 West Medford Ave1 Alvin Falk blacksmith
Bertha Wilke Falk (tba)  
Emil telephone operator
William finisher
Eleanor (tba) (15)
2478 West Medford Ave2 Herman Gutknecht foreman
Emma Wilke Gutknecht (tba) (wife)
2458 West Medford Ave4 Jacob Muth teamster
Minnie Wilke Muth (tba)  
2456 West Medford Ave5 August Wilke (and family) plasterer
1034 29th St. Charles Wilke (and family) foreman, Kieckhefer Bros.
1262 30th August Raddatz machinist
Ida Wilke Raddatz (tba) wife
 
1910 r. 454 29th7 David Barbaras brewer  
Emily Doerschlag (tba)  
Harry Steamfitter
Arthur Machinist
Loretta "Freda"  
Fred Student
2404 Cherry Andrew Haas Machinist
Emily Barbaras Haas (tba)  
357 Scloner St. (sp?), Mobile Alabama Albert Gardere (census) Confectioner
  • They will be in Mobile until approx.
Lizzie (Barbaras) Gardere (census)  
2480 West Medford Ave1 Alvin Falk blacksmith
Bertha Wilke Falk (tba)  
Emil Clerk, 37 2nd.
William Laborer
Eleanor (tba) (16)
2478 West Medford Ave2 Herman Gutknecht foreman, 909 St. Paul Ave. (Kieckhefer Bros.)
Emma Wilke Gutknecht (tba) (wife)
2458 West Medford Ave4 Jacob Muth teamster
Minnie Wilke Muth (tba)  
2456 West Medford Ave5 August Wilke (and family) plasterer
1034 29th St. Charles Wilke (and family) foreman, Kieckhefer Bros.
1262 30th August Raddatz machinist
Ida Wilke Raddatz (tba) wife
 
1911 r. 454 29th7 David Barbaras brewer  
Emily Doerschlag (tba)  
Harry Steamfitter
Arthur Machinist
Loretta "Freda" dressmaker
Fred blue-printer
2404 Cherry Andrew Haas Machinist
Emily Barbaras Haas (tba)  
351 Selma, Mobile Alabama Albert Gardere Grocer
Louise Gardere (tba)  
2480 West Medford Ave1 Alvin Falk blacksmith
Bertha Wilke Falk (tba)  
Emil Telephone operator
William Furniture finisher
Eleanor (tba) (17)
2478 West Medford Ave2 Herman Gutknecht foreman, 909 St. Paul Ave. (Kieckhefer Bros.)
Emma Wilke Gutknecht (tba) (wife)
2458 West Medford Ave4 Jacob Muth (not listed) teamster
Minnie Wilke Muth (tba)  
2456 West Medford Ave5 August Wilke (and family) plasterer
1034 29th St. Charles Wilke (and family) foreman, Kieckhefer Bros.
1262 30th August Raddatz machinist
Ida Wilke Raddatz (tba) wife
Augustine Raddatz widow of Ferdinand
 
1912 r. 454 29th7 David Barbaras brewer  
Emily Doerschlag (tba)  
Harry Steamfitter
Arthur Machinist
Loretta "Freda" dressmaker
Fred Electrician
2404 Cherry Andrew Haas Machinist
Emily Barbaras Haas (tba)  
555 S. Cedar, Mobile Alabama Albert (Barbaras) Gardere Grocer
Louise Gardere (tba)  
2480 West Medford Ave1 Alvin Falk machinist
  • August Wilke died: 8-Jun-1912
Bertha Wilke Falk (tba)  
Emil Telephone operator
William Furniture finisher
Eleanor (tba) (18)
2478 West Medford Ave2 Herman Gutknecht foreman, 909 St. Paul Ave. (Kieckhefer Bros.)
Emma Wilke Gutknecht (tba) (wife)
2458 West Medford Ave4 Jacob Muth  
Minnie Wilke Muth (tba)  
2456 West Medford Ave5 Wilhelmina Schulz Wilke (and family) widow, August
1034 29th St. Charles Wilke (and family) foreman, Kieckhefer Bros.
1262 30th August Raddatz machinist
Ida Wilke Raddatz (tba) wife
Augusta Raddatz widow of Ferdinand
 
1913 r. 454 29th7 David Barbaras brewer  
Emily Doerschlag (tba)  
Harry Steamfitter
Arthur Machinist
Loretta (tba) dressmaker
Fred Electrician
2404 Cherry Andrew Haas Machinist
Emily Barbaras Haas (tba)  
555 S. Cedar, Mobile Alabama Albert Gardere Grocer
Louise (Barbaras) Gardere (tba)  
2480 West Medford Ave1 Alvin Falk ironworker  
Bertha Wilke Falk (tba) (wife)
Emil Barkeeper
William Painter
Eleanor (tba) (19)
2478 West Medford Ave2 Herman Gutknecht foreman, 909 St. Paul Ave. (Kieckhefer Bros.)
Emma Wilke Gutknecht (wife)
2458 West Medford Ave4 Jacob Muth brewer
Minnie Wilke Muth (tba)  
2456 West Medford Ave5 Wilhelmina Schulz Wilke (and family) widow, August
1034 29th St. Charles Wilke (and family) foreman, Kieckhefer Bros.
 
1914 r. 454 29th7 David Barbaras brewer  
Emily Doerschlag (tba)  
Harry Steamfitter
Arthur Machinist
Loretta (Freda) Stenographer
Fred Electrician
2404 Cherry Andrew Haas Machinist
Emily Barbaras Haas (tba)  
Mobile Alabama Albert Gardere (tba) Grocer
Louise Gardere (tba)  
2480 West Medford Ave1 Alvin Falk ironworker  
Bertha Wilke Falk (tba) (wife)
Emil comtrav
William finisher
Eleanor (tba) dressmaker
2478 West Medford Ave2 Herman Gutknecht foreman, 909 St. Paul Ave. (Kieckhefer Bros.)
Emma Wilke Gutknecht (wife)
2458 West Medford Ave4 Jacob Muth brewer
Minnie Wilke Muth (tba) (wife)
Emma Stenographer
2456 West Medford Ave5 Wilhelmina Schulz Wilke (and family) widow, August
1034 29th St. Charles F. Wilke (and family) foreman, Kieckhefer Bros.
 
1915 r. 454 29th7 David Barbaras brewer  
Emily Doerschlag (tba)  
Harry Steamfitter
Arthur Machinist
Fred Electrician
2404 Cherry Andrew Haas Machinist
Emily Barbaras Haas (tba)  
Mobile Alabama Albert Gardere Retail Meats
Louise Gardere (tba)  
2480 West Medford Ave1 Alvin Falk Ironworker
  • The Muths were renting rooms to boarders (not clear if it was above their tavern or on West Medford) and Eleanora was preparing meals for them. Harry Barbaras was living with his father at 454 29th but David Barbaras decided to remodel the small house at the back of the lot and Harry lived at the boarding house while he did the work.
Bertha Wilke Falk (tba) (wife)
Emil Falk solr
Eleanora Falk Dressmaker
2816 Meinecke Ave William H. Falk finisher
2478 West Medford Ave2 Herman Gutknecht foreman, 909 St. Paul Ave. (Kieckhefer Bros.)
Emma Wilke Gutknecht (wife)
2458 West Medford Ave4 Jacob Muth teamster
Minnie Wilke Muth (tba) (wife)
Emma Stenographer
2456 West Medford Ave5 Wilhelmina Schulz Wilke (and family) widow, August
1034 29th St. Charles F. Wilke (and family) foreman, Kieckhefer Bros.
 
1916 r. 454 29th7 David Barbaras brewer
  • there is an Angelo Barbaras listed at David's address but this seems insane
  • 2424 Brown was at the norteast corner of 24th and Brown, 5 blocks south of the West Medford houses. Currently a vacant lot.
Emily Doerschlag (tba)  
Harry Steamfitter
Arthur Machinist
Loretta Barbaras (tba)  
Fred Electrician
2424 Brown Andrew Haas Machinist
Emily Barbaras Haas (tba)  
Mobile Alabama Albert Gardere (tba) Grocer
Louise Barbaras Gardere (tba)  
2480 West Medford Ave1 Alvin Falk Ironworker
  • Eleanora Falk and Ida Wilke worked at Rice and Friedman, sewing various garments
  • [Eleanora notes] Jacob Muth was a driver, teamster, for the Waukesha brewery. But the conditions in winter were brutal and the Muths bought a tavern on Vliet St. between 25th and 26th streets, next door to the butcher shop of their friend, Gerhard. They lived ustairs and then turned their house at W. Medford Ave. (Kilbourn) into a boarding house.
  • [Eleanora notes] He [Harry] was working on the boats and he came back home and his father was remodeling the little rear house and they had no room for him to sleep so he came over there and asked for a room. And there was a room right downstairs next to the kitchen so they rented that room to him and he was doing steam fitting work. He worked for, I forget his name now. [Knar, Frank Knar]. His little shop was in the village of Wauwatosa, all this while, yet I think itís still there.
  • Wilke children move into 2228 Kilbourn Ave.
Bertha Wilke Falk (tba) (wife)
Emil Falk solr
Eleanora Falk Dressmaker
2478 West Medford Ave2 Herman Gutknecht laborer
Emma Wilke Gutknecht (wife)
2458 West Medford Ave4 Jacob Muth Teamster
Minnie Wilke Muth (tba)  
Clara Muth telephone operator, Wisconsin Telephone Co.
Emma Muth stenographer
2456 West Medford Ave5 Wilhelmina Schulz Wilke widow, August
August Wilke barnman
Ida Wilke seamstress
Otto Wilke laborer
Walter Wilke woodworker
1034 29th St. Charles F. Wilke (and family) foreman, Kieckhefer Bros.
 
1917 r. 454 29th7 David Barbaras brewer  
Emily Doerschlag (tba)  
Arthur Machinist
Fred electrician
Loretta Barbaras  
2424 Brown Andrew Haas Machinist
Emily Barbaras Haas (tba)  
Mobile Alabama Albert Gardere Retail Meats
  • Listed here, with wife, with WWI draft registration
Louise Gardere (tba)  
2480 West Medford Ave1 Alvin Falk janitor
  • Harry Barbaras marries Eleanora Falk, 30-Jun-1917
  • Alvin retired and then worked as a janitor at nearby Nazareth Lutheran Church
  • Harry Barbaras and Eleanora Falk married 30-Jun-1917. They were married in the front room of 2480 by the minister from Nazareth Lutheran Church, the service was in German. Alvin Falk added a room to 2480 and the Falks moved upstairs while Harry and Eleanora lived downstairs.
Bertha Wilke Falk (tba) (wife)
Emil Falk clerk, 375 Broadway
Harry Barbaras Steamfitter
Eleanora Falk Barbaras  
2478 West Medford Ave2 Herman Gutknecht presshand
Emma Wilke Gutknecht (wife)
2458 West Medford Ave4 Jacob Muth brewer
Minnie Wilke Muth (tba)  
Clara Muth supervisor, Wisconsin Telephone Co.
Emma Muth stenographer
2456 West Medford Ave5 Wilhelmina Schulz Wilke widow, August
August Wilke cond
Ida Wilke seamstress
Otto Wilke bartender
Walter Wilke helper
1034 29th St. Charles F. Wilke (and family) foreman, Kieckhefer Bros.
 
1918 r. 454 29th7 David Barbaras brewer
  • Fred disappears, not listed
  • Arthur, who never marries, is the last of the children remaining with David
  • Loretta disappears and has presumably married Harold Burroughs and moved into his house; Harold has lived at 1714 Chestnut for several years and she is listed there in the 1920 census.
Emily Doerschlag (tba) (wife)
Arthur Machinist
2424 Brown Andrew Haas Machinist
Emily Barbaras Haas (tba)  
Mobile Alabama Albert Gardere Ship carpenter at Mobile Shipbuilding Co.
  • Listed here, with wife, on WWI draft registration. Albert has apparently changed occupations.
Louise Barbaras Gardere  
2480 West Medford Ave1 Alvin Falk Janitor
  • Fred disappears
  • Arthur, who never marries, is the last of the children remaining with David
  • Loretta disappears and has presumably married Harold Burroughs and moved into his house; Harold has lived at 1714 Chestnut for several years and she is listed there in the 1920 census.
Bertha Wilke Falk (wife)
Emil Falk USA
Harry Barbaras Steamfitter
Eleanora Falk Barbaras  
2478 West Medford Ave2 Herman Gutknecht foreman, AOS Co.
Emma Wilke Gutknecht (wife)
2458 West Medford Ave4 Jacob Muth teamster
Minnie Wilke Muth (tba)  
Clara Muth supervisor, Wisconsin Telephone Co.
Emma Muth stenographer
2456 West Medford Ave5 Wilhelmina Schulz Wilke widow, August
August Wilke cond
Ida Wilke machine operator
Otto Wilke US Army
Walter Wilke machinist
1034 29th St. Charles F. Wilke (and family) timsmith
1714 Chestnut Harold Burroughs Electrician  
Loretta Barbaras Burroughs (tba)  
 
1919 r. 454 29th7 David Barbaras brewer
  • Fred moves nearby. Married?
Emily Doerschlag (tba) (wife)
Arthur Machinist
r. 552 29th St. Fred Barbaras electrician
2424 Brown Andrew Haas Machinist
Emily Barbaras Haas (tba)  
Mobile Alabama Albert Gardere (tba) Ship carpenter
  • Not clear where Louise is. In 1920 she is a maid in Manhattan
Louise Barbaras Gardere (tba)  
2480 West Medford Ave1 Alvin Falk Janitor  
Bertha Wilke Falk (wife)
Emil Falk foreman, Mil shops
Harry Barbaras Steamfitter
Eleanora Falk Barbaras  
Glen Barbaras (0)
2478 West Medford Ave2 Herman Gutknecht foreman, AOS Co.
Emma Wilke Gutknecht (wife)
2458 West Medford Ave4 Jacob Muth driver
Minnie Wilke Muth (tba)  
Clara Muth supervisor, Wisconsin Telephone Co.
Emma Muth stenographer, Aug. Rebhan Co.
2456 West Medford Ave5 Wilhelmina Schulz Wilke widow, August
August Wilke cond
Ida Wilke saleslady GB
Otto Wilke helper
Walter Wilke electrician
1034 29th St. Charles F. Wilke (and family) foreman, National Enamel and Stamping Co.
r. 1714 Chestnut Harold Burroughs US Army  
Loretta Barbaras Burroughs (tba)  
 
1929 r. 454 29th7 David Barbaras brewer
  • Fred and Harold both work at Uihlein-Ortmann Electric
  • Fred lives at 454 1/2. The Haases sem to live in the front house
  • Emily Barbaras Haas wrote a dairy of the family history and David Barbarases life
Emily Doerschlag (tba)  
Fred Electrician at Uihlein-Ortmann Electric
Clara (wife)
454 29th Andrew Haas Machine operator  
Emily Barbaras Haas wife
Harold F. Haas switch board man
455 16th St. Albert Gardere Carpenter
  • In the 1920 census she was a maid in Manhattan. No idea what was going on there. She was later back in Mobile and the couple returned to Milwaukee circa 1928. Glen reports that they returned with a truck filled to the brim with possessions. By 1930, Louise was living with her father and they were divorced.
Louise Barbaras Gardere (tba)  
2480 West Medford Ave1 Alvin Falk Janitor
  • Falks live upstairs, Barbaras downstairs
  • Glen reports playing with William Hackbarth (lived next door on the northeast side) and Harvey Dalli, (lived in the fifth house to the south east). Harvey Dalli "had a barn in his yard in which a lady boarded her pony. The pony, however, grew sick and died and a large truck came and took it away. They erected a huge tent over the door to Harvey's barn. The tent was made of empty flour bags sewed together by Harvey's mother. They then had two forts, one in Harvey's tent and barn, and one in Glen's shed, so they were constantly playing cowboy and Indian, all arrayed in their cowboy and Indian suits with about half a dozen guns stuck in their belts."
Bertha Wilke Falk wife
Emil A. Falk  
Harry Barbaras Steamfitter
Eleanora Falk Barbaras  
Glen Barbaras (10)
Gordon Barbaras (7)
r. 2478 West Medford Ave2 Herman Gutknecht laborer  
Emma Wilke Gutknecht wife
Ervin Gutknecht sign painter
Esther Gutknecht tmkpr, Imperial Knitting Co.
Florence Gutknecht stenographer, Wacho Mfg. Co.
2458 West Medford Ave4 Jacob Muth driver
  • It is reported that John Muth's primary job was dealing liquor from the back of the store during Prohibition
Minnie Wilke Muth wife
John H. Muth manager, Palace Drug Co.
r. 2456 West Medford Ave5 Wilhelmina Schulz Wilke widow, August  
August A. Wilke mechanic
August Wilke auto mechanic
Walter Wilke electrician
1324 29th St. Charles F. Wilke (and family) foreman
  • His first wife, Martha Zellmer, died 21-Jun-1920
  • He is now married to Augusta Zastrow
646 8th Ave., Wauwatosa Harold Burroughs Estimator at Uihlein-Ortmann Electric  
Loretta Barbaras Burroughs (tba)  
 
1930s
  • [Reported by Glen Barbaras] Emma Gutknecht had 3 children: Erwin who never married; Esther who married Walter Barkow and moved away; and Florence who married Arthur Barkow, moved upstairs at 2478 Medford Ave. and started a family. They all met at the Lutheran church. Florence played with Gordon (Barbaras) and me as younger kids and we,cin turn, played with her kids one of whom was Nancy for whom Gordon named his plane, Fancy Nancy. Art got his Ph.D. in physics at Marquette but did his research at Chicago using their equipment.
  • Emil "uncle fat" Falk married later in life to Agnes ? (born in Denmark). She was from Minneapolis and worked for Western Union  transmitting the play by play description of Milwaukee Brewer baseball games by telegraph key. She also handled all the confidential personal wires from Frank Lloyd Wright in Wisconsin. Some involved his women friends but she did not discuss them.  Fat and Agnes lived 2 blocks away in an apartment so they were  always involved with the family as were Bill, Minnie and Harold who lived about 6 blocks away
 
Street name changes and renumbering
Note: by 1929 Kilbourn Ave has been renamed to Medford Ave. with the same street numbering. Oddly, e.g. August Wilke there are Kilbourns mixed with Medfords for the same family. Kilbourn later became West Medford and the numbering was changed.
 Pre 1930Post 1930Notes
12424 Kilbourn Ave.2480 W. Medford Ave. 
22422 Kilbourn Ave.2478 W. Medford Ave. 
 2420 Kilbourn Ave.2474 W. Medford Ave. 
32418 Kilbourn Ave.2472 W. Medford Ave. 
 2416 Kilbourn Ave.empty lot 
 2412 Kilbourn Ave.2464 W. Medford Ave. 
42408 Kilbourn Ave.2458 W. Medford Ave. 
52406 Kilbourn Ave.empty lot, address estimate: 2456 West Medford Avewas in rear
 2404 Kilbourn Ave.empty lot 
7454 29th St.1418 N. 29th St., empty lot, northeast corner of the alley that is just north of W. Vliet St.Map