MONTEI ANNEX

 

John Dedrick Norman Montei Pedigree

(Start at generation 2, below.)

 

Special thanks to Pauline Ellen (Montei) MacArthur for compiling much of the information in this annex.

 

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Last Change: 24 July 2017

 

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Generation

 

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6   (?) Manthey

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born .  Died .  Moved to Freidstadt.

 

2. Wife #1: (?)

 

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3. Wife #2: (?)

 

Born .  Died .

 

 

4. Wife #3: (?)

 

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5. Wife #4: (?)

 

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6. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. (?) Manthey: See generation 5, below.

 

5   (?) Manthey

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born .  Died .  Moved to Freidstadt.

 

2. Wife: (?) Rechke

 

Born .  Died .

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Godfried Manthey: See generation 3, below.

 

b. Karl Manthey: Married (?) and had the following children:

 

(1. Godfrey Manthey: Employed as a farmer.

 

(2. Gustav Manthey: Employed as a tailor at Berlin, Germany.

 

(3. Williham Manthey.

 

(4. Julias Manthey: Resided at Reisenburg, Germany.

 

(5. Richard Manthey.

 

(6. Caroline Manthey.

 

(7. Augusta Manthey.

 

(8. Ottelia Manthey. (female)

 

(9. Hilda Manthey.

 

c. Daughter.

 

d. Daughter.

 

e. Daughter.

 

f. Daughter.

 

4   Godfried/Godfrey Manthey

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born about 1824 at Wandaw, Regierung Bezirk Marienwerder, West Prussia.  Died 1895.

 

2. Wife #1: (?) Wendt (perhaps Augusta Wendt)

 

a. Biographical notes:

 

Born .  Died .

 

b. Children:

 

(1. Gottfried Federnhan Manthey/Montei: See generation 3, below.

 

(2. Fredrick August Manthey/Montei "Fritz"/"August": Born May 1857.  Died 1928. Had at least a 10th grade education.  Served in the German Army.

 

1870 US Census: Ferdinand Monte, age 27 (b. Prussia) and employed as a brick mason, resided with August Monte, age 25 (b. Prussia) and also employed as a brick mason, in Saukville Township, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin (Post Office at Saukville).

 

Fredrick married (?) and had the following children (order uncertain):

 

(a. Herman Montei: After World War I moved to Poland.  Married his 1st cousin, Marie Daus, paragraph (3.(b., below.

 

(b. Adolph Montei.

 

(c. Martha Montei: Married (?) Kline.

 

(d. Emma Montei: Married (?) Hebel and had the following children:

 

(1) Ralph Hebel.

 

(2) Cynthia Hebel.

 

(b. Otto/Alto Montei: Killed in action during World War I.

 

 

(3. Wilhelmina "Minnie" Manthey/Montei: Had at least a 10th grade education.  Married (?) Daus and had the following children:

 

(a. Anna Daus.

 

(b. Marie Daus: Married her 1st cousin, Herman Montei, paragraph (2.(a., above.

 

2. Wife #2: Louisa/Lousia Pell

 

a. Biographical notes:

 

Born .  Died .

 

b. Children: (6 total)

 

(1. Augusta Manthey/Montei: Resided in Germany.  Had at least a 10th grade education.  Married (?) Keabl and had the following children:

 

(a. Augusta Keabl: Married (?) Zimke.

 

(b. Daughter.

 

(c. Daughter.

 

(d. Paul Keabl.

 

(2. Godfrey Montei.

 

(3. Karl Montei.

 

(4. Rodulph/Rudolph R. Manthey/Montei: Born about 1858 in West Prussia.  Had at least a 10th grade education.  Served in the German Army.   Immigrated to America in 1882; naturalized 1884.  Apparently resided initially in America in New Jersey, where his daughter, Hattie was born.

 

1920 US Census: Rudolph R. Mantey, age 62 (b. W. Prussia, as were his parents) and employed as a farmer was heading a household in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan (apparently adjacent to the households headed by his nephew, John D. Montei, and his son, Fritz H. Mantey).  He immigrated to America in 1882 and became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1884.  The household also included his wife, Bertha L. Mantey, age 59 (b. W. Prussia; immigrated to America in 1882; naturalized 1884); daughter, Hattie L. Mantey, age 35, single, b. N.J.; son, Adolph A. Mantey, age 21, single, b. MI; and son, Karl F. Mantey, age 17, single, b. MI.

 

Rudolph Montei married Bertha (?) (b. abt 1862) and resided in Fair Grove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  Rudolph and Bertha Montei had five children, including:

 

(a. Wiliam Montei: Married (?) and had the following children:

 

(1. Jennie Montei.

 

(2. Margaret Montei.

 

(3. Caroline Montei.

 

(b. Hattie L. Montei: Born about 1885 in New Jersey.  Married (?) Pike.

 

(c. Runald Montei: Married (?) and had the following children:

 

(1. David Montei.

 

(2. Ronald Montei.

 

(3. Elizabeth Montei.

 

(c. Fritz H. Montei: Born about 1895 in Michigan.  Employed as a farmer.

 

1920 US Census: Fritz H. Mantey, age 25 (b. MI, parents b. W. Prussia) and employed as a farmer on a farm he owned with a mortgage.  The household also included his wife, Violet M. Mantey, age 20 (b. MI, as were her parents); and daughter, Frances M. Mantey, age 10 months (b. MI).

 

1930 US Census: Fritz Mantey, age 36 (b. MI, parents b. Germany; m. 1st age 24) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife, Violet Mantey, age 31 (b. MI, as were her parents; m. 1st age 19); daughter, Frances Mantey, age 11 (b. MI); daughter, Crystal Mantey, age 9 (b. MI); son, Cash Mantey, age 7 (b. MI); daughter, Bertha W. Mantey, age 6 (b. MI); son, Edgar Mantey, age 5 (b. MI); and servant, Herman Isler, age 44 and widowed.

 

Fritz H. Montei married Violet M. (?) (b. abt 1900 in MI) and had the following children:

 

(1) Frances Montei: Born about 1919.

 

(2) Crystal Montei: Born about 1921.

 

(3) Carl/Cash Montei: Born about 1923.

 

(4) Bertha Anne/W. Montei: Born about 1924.

 

(5) Edgar Montei: Born about 1925.

 

(d. Adolph A. Montei: Born about 1899 in Michigan.  Still single in 1920.

 

(e. Karl F. Montei: Born about 1903 in Michigan.  Married (?) and had the following children:

 

(1) Carol Montei.

 

(2) Helen Montei. 

 

(5. Otto Manthey/Montei: Had at least a 10th grade education.  Served in the German Army.  Immigrated to the United States in 1883.  Married (?) and resided at 50 Sudlawe, Jersey City, New Jersey.  Had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a. Otto Montei.

 

(b. Freida Montei.

 

(c. Albert Montei.

 

(6. Audolph Manthey/Montei: Had at least a 10th grade education.  Served in the German Army.  Married (?) and had the following daughter:

 

(a. Edith Montei: Married (?) Mansor.

 

3   Gottfreid/Godfreid Federnhan (Manthey) Montei (photos) (more info)

    Godfrey Ferdinand Montei "Ferdinand" (Americanized)

    "Fred" (also seen: G. Ferdinand)

 

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1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 14 January 1844 at Wandaw, Regierung Bezirk, Marienwerder/Marinvader, West Prussia.  Died 14 April 1927, age 83, in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan; interred there in Brookside Cemetery.  Had at least a 10th grade education.  Served in the German Army.  Immigrated to the United States aboard one of the 1st steam ships, which took just six weeks; had been recruited in Germany to work in the salt mines near Detroit, Michigan.  Spelling of surname, Manthey, was changed to Montei during the process of immigrating to the United States.  Subsequently returned to Germany 3 times to visit family. 

 

Did not like salt mine work and the virtual imprisonment associated with his indenture, so he escaped, finding work on a farm in Salem Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan.  In May 1875 moved his young family to Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan, where he cleared land from the forest, built a log cabin (unfortunately, right on the eventual road right of way, so shortly after completion it had to be demolished and replaced by a wood frame structure), and developed a productive farm.  Fred and his descendants who resided in that area were active members of the Fairgrove Church, which was initially organized in 1876, just after his arrival in the area.  That church was completely destroyed by fire on Saturday, 26 February 1966 at about 11 PM and was never rebuilt.

 

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1870 US Census: Ferdinand Monte, age 27 (b. Prussia) and employed as a brick mason, resided with August Monte, age 25 (b. Prussia) and also employed as a brick mason, in Saukville Township, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin (Post Office at Saukville).

 

1880 US Census: Ferdinand Montei, age 35 and born in Prussia/Germany (as were his parents), was heading a farming household in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife, Katrina (age 31 and b. in Hanover, Germany, as were her parents); son John, age 5 (b. MI); daughter Hattie, age 3 (b. MI); and boarder, James Van Valkenburg, age 83 and divorced, born in Prussia (as were his parents), employed as a farmer.

 

Of interest, there was also a Ferdinand Monte, age 35 (b. Prussia, as were his parents), heading a household in Menomonie Township, Dunn County, Wisconsin.  The household also included his wife, Louise Monte, age 31; son, Rubert Monte, age 5; son, Wilhelm Monte, age 11 months; and Bertha Gietz, age 10.

 

1900 US Census: G. Ferdinand Montei, age 56 (b. Jan 1844 in Germany; parents b. Germany; immigrated to the US in 1869, naturalizedd), was heading a household in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  He married 1st at age 28.  Other members of the household included Ferdinand's wife, Catherine B., age 50 (b. Sept 1849 in Germany; parents b. Germany; m. 1st age 28; immigrated to the US in 1869, naturalized); daughter, Hettie, age 22 (b. Nov 1877 in MI) and single; son, William, age 18 (b. Jun 1881 in MI) and single; son Godfrey, age 17 (b. Feb 1883 in MI) and single; son, Louis L., age 15 (b. Mar 1885 in MI); daughter, Anna, age 12 (b. Sep 1887 in MI); son, Charley, age 8 (b. Sep 1891 in MI); and a son (not readable), age 6 (b. Dec 1893 in MI).

 

1920 US Census: Ferdinand G. Montei, age 76 (b. Germany, as were his parents) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  He immigrated to the US in 1869 and became a naturalized citizen in 1874.  The household also included his wife, Catherine I./J. (sp), age 70 (b. Germany, as were her parents), who had immigrated to the US in 1868 and became a naturalized citizen in 1874.

 

2. Wife: Katherine/Catherine "Kate"/"Katrina" Margaret Brinkman (photos)

 

Born September/19 October 1849 at Borstel in the province of Niedernachsen, Kingdom of Hanover (West Germany), daughter of Johann Dedrich and Anna Margarita (Ehlers) Brinkman.  Died 2 December 1927/November 1928 in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan; interred there in Brookside Cemetery.  Immigrated to the United States with her brother, Diedrick, in 1867, leaving in April and arriving in July 1867.  Married G. Ferdinand Montei on 14 April 1872 at Salem, Washtenaw County, Michigan.

 

3. Children:

 

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a. Minnie Margaret Montei: (photos) Born 1873 in Salem Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan.  Died there 1878, age 4/5 years; interred Brookside Cemetery (her parents' plot), Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.

 

b. John Dedrich/Dedrick Norman Montei: See generation 2, below.

 

c. Hattie Marie Montei: (photos) Born 30 November 1877 in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  Married William "Will" Towle on 16 January 1901 in Fairgrove Township and resided there on a farm east of Fairgrove.  Hattie and William had the following children:

 

(1. Chesley C./E. Towle: Born 17 April 1902 in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.

 

(2. Lloyd/Layde S./G. Towle: Born 17 July 1905 in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  Married at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

 

(3. Harold J. Towle: Born 6 April 1909 in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.

 

d. William "Will" Gustuf/Gustav/Gustue Montei: (photos) Born 21/22/26 June 1880/81 in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  Died there; interred there in Brookside Cemetery.  Employed as a farmer.

 

1920 US Census: William G. Montei, age 39 (b. MI; father b. Germany; mother b. Prussia) and employed as a farmer on a farm he owned with a mortgage, was heading a household in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan on 28 January 1920, when the census was enumerated in that area.  The household also included his wife, Ada A. Montei, age 38 (b. MI; parents b. English Canada); son, Blenford F. Montei, age 13 (b. MI); daughter, Grace L. Montei, age 11 (b. MI); son, Clayton B. Montei, age 8 (b. MI); son, Donald D. Montei, age 5 (b. MI); son, Kenneth Montei, age 2 years & 1 month (b. MI); and son, Douglas L. Montei, age 3 months (b. MI).

 

1930 US Census: William Montei, age 49 (b. MI, parents b. Germany; married 1st age 20) and employed as a farmer (apparently next door to his younger brother, Otto Montei, was heading a household in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife, Adah, age 47 (b. MI, as were her parents) and married 1st age 18; son, Bleuford Montei, age 24, single, and employed as a farm hand; son, Clayton, age 18 and single; son, Donald, age 15 and single; son, Kenneth, age 12; son, Douglas, age 9; and daughter, Verseta/Verneta, age 6.  All children born Michigan.

 

1940 US Census: William G. Montei, age 59 (b. MI) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan, where he also resided in 1935.  He had completed 8th grade.  The household also included his wife, Ada A. Montei, age 57 (b. MI), who had completed 8th grade; son, Kenneth C. Montei, age 22 (b. MI), single, and employed as a carpenter, who had completed 8th grade; and son, Douglas L. Montei, age 20 (b. MI), single, and employed as a farmer.

 

William Gustuf Montei married Adah/Ada Alberta Bloomfield (b. abt 1882 in MI, d. ; interred with William) on 29 May 1901 and had the following children:

 

(1. Blenford Fred Montei: (photos) Born 1 April 1906 in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  Died 20 November 1992.

 

1940 US Census: Blenford Montei, age 34 (b. MI) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  He had completed 2 years of high school.  The household also included his wife, Alice Montei, ag e33 (b. MI), who had completed 4 years of high school; son, Frederick Montei, age 1 (b. MI); daughter, Lois Marion Montei, age 0 months (b. MI); Alonso Anscomb, age 18, single, and employed as a farm laborer, who had completed 8th grade; and Mary Ann Spencer, age 16 (b. MI) and employed as a maid, who had completed 2 years of high school.

 

Blenford Montei married Alice E. Reavey (b. 31 Mar 1907) and had the following children:

 

(a. Fred Montei.

 

(b. Lois Montei.

 

(c. Lee Montei.

 

(2. Grace Lucile/Lucille Montei: Born 28 February 1908 in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.

 

1930 US Census: Grace Montei, age 22 (b. MI, as were her parents) and single, resided in the household  headed by her cousin, Clare C. Tibbits (male), age 26 (b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. Eng Canada; married 1st age 23) and employed as an assembly man in an auto factory, at 1910 Montieth Street in the City of Flint, Genesee County, Michigan.  The household also included Clare's wife, Bernita I. Montei, age 23 (b. MI, as were her parents) and married 1st age 20; and Clare's sister, Ruby I. Tibbits, age 21 and single.

 

Grace Montei married John Terrill on Sunday, 3 May 1931 and had the following daughter:

 

(a. Jeanine Terrill.

 

(3. Clayton Bloomfield Montei: Born 13 September 1911 in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  Married Gladys Rayl.

 

(4. Donald "Don" D. Montei: Born 2 December 1914 in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan; SSN: 385-03-5854 issued in Michigan.  Died 18 May 2002.  Resided last at Caro, Tuscola County, Michigan, 48723.

 

1940 US Census: Donald D. Montei, age 25 (b. MI) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household on North Mary Road, Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  He had completed 4 years of high school.  The household also included his wife, Ellen M. Montei, age 24 (b. MI), who had completed 4 years of high school.

 

Donald Montei married Ellen Kempf.

 

(5. Kenneth Clare Montei: Born 20 November 1917 in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.

 

(6. Douglas Laverne Montei: Born 11 August 1919 in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  Married Hazel Dorothy Sayers (b. 13 Nov 1929, d. 15 Apr 2007) and resided at Caro, Indianfields Township, Tuscola County.

 

(7. Vernita/Venetia/Venuta Alberta Montei: Born 9 July 1924 in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  Died 1933/34 from complications of convulsions. 

 

e. Godfrey William Montei: (photos) Born 19 February 1883 in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  Died 1960.

 

1910 US Census: Godfrey Montei, age 27 (b. MI, parents b. Germany), was heading a household in Indianfields Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife, Inez Montei, age 32 (b. MI, parents b. OH).

 

1920 US Census: Godfrey Montei, age 36 (b. MI, parents b. Germany) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Indianfields Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife, Inez Montei, age 41 (b. MI, father b. OH, mother b. MA).

 

Godfrey Montei married Inez M. Griffin (photos) (b. 1877, d. 1964) of Caro, Indianfields Township, Tuscola County, Michigan on 15 April 1902 and resided on a farm 2 miles west of Caro.  Godfrey and Inez adopted the following son:

 

(1. Douglas (?) Montei: (adopted)

 

f. Louis "Lewie" Levi Montei: (photos) Born 17 March 1885 in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  Died 9 July 1955 at Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio; interred Mifflin Township Cemetery, Gahanna, Ohio.

 

1920 US Census: Louis L. Montei, age 34 (b. MI, parents b. Germany) and employed as manager of an ice cream company, was heading a household on East Washington Street, Marion, Marion County, Ohio.  The household also include his wife, Hazel L. Montei, age 28 (b. OH, as were her parents); and mother-in-law, Sally Ann Ross, age 70 (b. OH, as were her parents) and widowed.

 

1930 US Census: Louis L. Montei, age 45 (b. MI, parents b. Germany; married 1st age 31) and employed as a dairy products buyer, was heading a household at 100 Druxel Avenue in the Village of Bexley, Marien Township, Franklin County, Ohio.  The household also included his wife, Hazel L. Montei, age 39 (b. OH, as were her parents) and married 1st age 25; daughter, Betty L. Montei, age 8 (b. OH); and son, Tommie R. Montei, age 4 years 4 months (b. OH).

 

1940 US Census: Louis Montei, age 55 (b. MI) and employed as a purchasing agent for a milk manufacturer, was heading a household on S. Drexel Avenue, Bexley, Franklin County, Ohio. Louis had completed 8th grade. The household also included his wife, Hazel Montei, age 48 (b. OH), who had completed 4 years of high school; daughter, Betty Lou Montei, age 18 (b. OH) and single, who had completed 4 years of high school; and son, Thomas Montei, age 14 (b. OH), who had completed 1 year of high school.

 

  Louis Levi Montei married Hazel Lenona Ross (photos) (b. 28 Feb 1891 at Gahanna or New Albany, Franklin Co., OH, d. 11 Mar 1962 at Columbus, OH; interred with Louis) of Columbus, Ohio on 11 November 1916/13 at Columbus.  Louis and Hazel were in the milk and ice cream business.  They had the following children:

 

(1. Robert Alexander Montei: Born 4 July 1920 at Marion, Marion County, Ohio.  Died 17 February 1925.

 

(2. Betty Lou Montei: (photos) Born 1922 at Marion, Marion County, Ohio.  Married Robert "Bob" Arthur Ramsey (b. 19 May 1922 at Columbus, Franklin Co., OH, d. there 5 Apr 1985 from complications of bone marrow cancer), son of Raymond Arthur and Lelah (Ottman) Ramsey of New York, on 1 December 1951 at Columbus.  Robert Ramsey was employed as an attorney.  Betty and Robert travelled extensively and had the following children:

 

(a. Ross "Sandy" Alexander Ramsey: (photos) Born 1954 at Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.  Employed by Trans World Airlines.  Married Ingrid Klose in 1975 and resided in Tennessee.  Ingrid was also employed by Trans World Airlines.

 

(b. Raymond Craig Ramsey "Craig": Born 1955 at Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.  Graduated from Ohio State University.  Employed in the computer business.  Married Cindy Voelker of Columbus, Ohio in 1986 and resided in Ohio.  Patti was employed as Manager for a museum.

 

(c. Bruce Andrew Ramsey: Born 1957 at Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.  Graduated from Ohio State University.  Employed as Chief Editor for Comm III, which produces television programs and commercials.  Married Patti Click of Columbus, Ohio in 1985 and resided in Ohio.

 

(3. Thomas "Tom"/"Tommy" Ross Montei: (photos) Born 15 December 1925 at Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.  Died 17 December 2007 on 37th wedding anniversary (also seen: d. 5 Apr 1985, which could be Jo Ellen's death, and is also the date given for Robert Arthur Ramsey, husband of Betty Lou, above).  Married (1st) Mary (?) on 10 February 1951.  Tom married (2nd) Jo Ellen Gibson (photos) (b. 1928), daughter of Edward P. (d. before 1970) (photos) and Inez (Hecox) Gibson (photos) (d. Jun 1989, age 92), in 1967 and adopted the following children:

 

(a. Todd Ross Montei: (photos) (adopted) Born 1968 at Lockbourne (just south of Columbus), Franklin County, Ohio.  Married Deborah Howald and had the following son:

 

(1) Aidan Ross Montei: (photos) Born 2007.

 

(b. Julia Kimberly Gibson Montei: (photos) (adopted) Born 1970 at Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.  Married Brian Boyer (photos) (b. 1967) in 2007.

 

g. Anna Dora Montei: (photos) Born 1 September 1887/89 in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  Died August 1932/33.  Educated and employed as a nurse.  Married Ralph/Rudolph Sutton; divorced shortly after.  Anna was employed as a nurse at Caro, Michigan before moving to Butte, Montana.

 

h. Charles “Charley” Dedrick Montei: Born 28/29 September 1892/91 in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan (also seen: b. Salem, Washtenaw Co., MI).  Died after 14 March 1971.  Veteran of World War I; served 20/18 months total, 18/14 of which were in France.  Had a furnace business at Dayton, Ohio.

 

1920 US Census: Charles D. Montei, age 28 (b. MI; parents b. Germany) and employed as a salesman for a dairy, was boarding in a household at 55 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio (Precinct A, Ward 8) headed by Chalkley Dawson, age 85, and his wife, Joanna, age 65.

 

1930 US Census: Charles Montei, age 38 (b. MI, parents b. Germany; married 1st age 24) and employed as a furnace merchant, was heading a household on Richland Avenue in Harrison Township, Montgomery County, Ohio.  The household also included his wife, Blanche Montei, age 38 (b. TN, father b. TN, mother b. OH) and married 1st age 21; and son, William Moore, age 16 (b. OH, father b. OH, mother b. TN) and single.

 

1940 US Census: Charles Montei, age 49 (b. MI) and employed as manager of a furnace works, was heading a household at Oakwood, Montgomery County, Ohio.  He had completed 1 year of high school.  The household also included his wife, Blanche Montei, ag 52 (b. TN), who had completed 2 years of high school.

 

Charles Montei married (1st) Hazel Louise Bergman of Columbus, Ohio on 15 June 1920 and in 1971 resided at Dayton, Ohio.  Charles married (2nd) Blanche (Hall) Moore on 10 June 1925, who had the following children from her 1st marriage:

 

(1. Richard Moore: Born 1911.

 

(2. William Moore: Born 1914.

 

i. Otto Rudolph Montei: (more info) Born 16 December 1893/94 in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan (also seen: b. Salem, Washtenaw Co., MI).  Died, age 55 from complications of cancer of the spine; interred Caro Cemetery.  Employed as a farmer; took over operation of his father's farm in Fairgrove Township.

 

1920 US Census: Otto R. Montei, age 26 (b. MI, parents b. Germany) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife, Bessie Montei, age 27 (b. MI, as were her parents); daughter, Helen L. Montei, age 5 (b. MI); daughter, Dorris L. Montei, age 3 years & 3 months (b. MI); and daughter, Catherine I. Montei, age 1 year & 4 months.

 

1930 US Census: Otto Montei, age 35 (b. MI, parents b. Germany; married 1st age 19) and employed as a farmer (apparently next door to his younger brother, William Montei), was heading a household in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife, Bessie Montei, age 37 (b. MI, as were her parents) and 1st married age 21; daughter, Lucille Montei, age 15 and single; daughter, Alice Montei, age 13; daughter, Irene Montei, age 11; daughter, Martha Montei, age 9; son, Linal Montei, age 7; son, Paul Montei, age 5; daughter, Shirley Montei, age 1 year 6 months; and lodger, Edgar Power, age 24 (b. Eng Canada, as were his parents), single, immigrated to the US in 1925, who was employed as caretaker of Fox Farm.

 

1940 US Census: Otto R. Montei, age 45 (b. MI) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  He had completed 8th grade.  The household also included his wife, Bessie Montei, age 47 (b. MI), who had completed 4 years of high school; daughter, Martha E. Montei, age 19 (b. MI) and single, who had completed 4 years of  high school; son, Linale P. Montei, age 17 (b. MI) and single, who had completed 2 years of high school; son, Paul E. Montei, age 15 (b. MI) and single, who had completed 1 year of high school; daughter, Shirley J. Montei, age 11, who had completed 4th grade; Dale Murphy, age 26, single, and employed as a farm laborer, who had completed 4 years of high school; and Charles Redick, age 26, single, and employed as a farm laborer, who had completed 2 years of high school.

 

Otto Rudolph Montei married Bessie Dowling on 29 October 1913/10 and had the following children:

 

(1. Helen Lucille Montei "Lucille": Born 20 July 1914 in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  Married Reginald Ashmore/Ashmond in October/November 1937 and resided at Caro.

 

(2. Doris Leone Montei "Alice": Born 15 September 1916 in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  Married Robert "Bob" Enos and resided at Detroit, Michigan.  Doris and Robert had the following daughter:

 

(a. Daughter: Born 1939.

 

(3. Catherine Irene Montei "Irene": Born 9 September 1918 in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  Married Roman Smith and resided at Big Rapids, Michigan.  Catherine and Roman had the following daughter:

 

(a. Daughter.

 

(4. Martha Elaine Montei: Born 27 September 1921/20 in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  Married Meredith McAlpine and resided at Detroit, Michigan.

 

(5. Linal/Linel/Linale/Linald/Linol Paul Montei: (male) Born 11 November 1922.  Employed with his father on the family farm.

 

(6. Paul Eugene Montei: Born 21 October 1924.  Employed with his father on the family farm.

 

(7. Shirley J. Montei: Born about 1928.  Married Wayne Binder and resided at Caro, Indianfields Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.

 

2   John Dedrich Norman Montei:

 

Born 6 March 1875 in Salem Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan.  Died 14 March 1971 in the Evangelical Church Home, New Carlisle, Indiana (also seen: d. at Niles Barrien, MI); interred Brookside Cemetery, Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  Married Sarah “Sadie” Ellen Cool on 8 March 1899 in Fairgrove Township (near Caro), Tuscola County, Michigan.

 

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Other, still unidentified, Montei names:

 

1. Adolph Montei: (perhaps Rudolph's brother)

 

1930 US Census: Adolph Montei, age 38 (b. Poland, father b. Poland, mother b. Russia; married 1st age 22; spoke German) and employed as a moulder in an auto parts factory, was heading a household at 1132 Paul Street in the City of St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan (apparently 2 doors from his brother, Rudolph's household).  The household also included his wife, Olga Montei, age 30 (b. Russia, as were her parents; married 1st age 15; spoke German); son, Edward Montei, age 14 (b. MI, father b. Poland, mother b. Russia); daughter, Alma Montei, age 13 (b. MI); son, Howard Montei, age 11 (b. MI); daughter, Edna Montei, age 9 (b. MI); daughter, Frieda Montei, age 7 (b. MI); son, Arthur Montei, age 5 (b. MI); son, Eugene Montei, age 3 (b. MI); and daughter, Lillian Montei, age 3 months (b. MI).

 

2. Rudolph Montei: (perhaps Adolph's brother)

 

1930 US Census: Rudolph Montei, age 39 (b. Poland, father b. Poland, mother b. Russia; married 1st age 19), widowed, and employed as a moulder in an auto parts factory, was heading a household at 1134 Paul Street in the City of St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan (apparently 2 doors from his brother, Adolph's household).  The household also included his son, Robert Montei, age 17 (b. MI, father b. Poland, mother b. Russia) and single; son, Irvin Montei, age 15 (b. MI); daughter, Irmgard Montei, age 12 (b. MI); and daughter, Sylvia Montei, age 9 (b. MI).

 

3. John Montei: Born about 1850 in Germany.

 

1940 US Census: John Montei, age 90 (b. Germany), a widower, and employed as a farmer, was heading a household at Garden Valley, Jackson County, Wisconsin.  He had completed 8th grade.  The household also included his son, Harry Montei, age 33 (b. WI) and single, who had completed 8th grade.

 

4. August Montei: Born about 1886 in Germany.

 

1940 US Census: August Montei, age 54 (b. Germany), single, and employed as a farmer, was heading a household at Garden Valley, Jackson County, Wisconsin.  He had completed 8th grade.

 

5. Hulda Montei: Born about 1899 in Wisconsin.

 

1940 US Census: Hulda Montei, age 41 (b. WI), single, and employed as a domestic servant in a private home on E. Wells Street, Milwawkee, Wisconsin.  She had completed 5th grade. 

 

6. Michael Montei: Born about 1903 in Pennsylvania.

 

1930 US Census: Michael Montei, age 27 (b. PA, parents b. OH) and employed by Prudential Insurance was heading a household on Carpenter Road, Flint City, Genesse County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife, Zelma Montei, age 22 (b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. MI); son, Melvin Montei, age 2 (b. MI); and daughter, Madeline Montei, age 1 (b. MI). 

 

 

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