ZOBEL ANNEX

 

John David Zobel Pedigree

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Origin of the surname “Zobel”

 

 

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4   George Zobel

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born Austria.  Died .

 

2.  Wife: Katherina Ungar/Unger

 

Born Austria.  Died .

 

3.  Children:

 

a. Martin Zobel: See generation 3, below.

 

b. George Zobel, Jr.: (photos) (perhaps) Born February 1887 in Austria-Hungary.  Died 1 November 1967 at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York; interred North Watertown Cemetery, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Immigrated to the US in 1923.

 

1930 US Census: George Zobel, age 43 (b. Romania (Austria was crossed out); parents b. Austria Romania) and employed as a nickel plater in a brass factory, was heading a household at 614 Water Street in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  He immigrated to the US in 1923 (still an alien), married 1st at age 22, and his residence was valued at $3,000.  The household also included his wife, Mary Zobel, age 41 (b. Romania (Austria was crossed out); parents b. Austria Romania), who immigrated to the US in 1923 (still an alien) and married 1st at age 20; and nephew, Michael Horith, age 17 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a messenger boy in the telegram industry.

 

1940 US Census: George Zobel, age 53 (b. Austria Hungary) and employed as a nickel plater in a machinery plant, was heading a household at 614 Water Street in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  He had completed 8th grade, and his residence was valued at $2,000.  The household also included his wife, Mary Zobel, age 51 (b. Austria Hungary) and employed in a machinery plant, who had completed 8th grade; lodger, John Zobel, age 21 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a core maker for an air brake company, who had completed 8th grade; and lodger, Martin Horeth, age 21 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a core maker for an air brake company, who had completed 8th grade.  George and Mary resided in the same house on 1 April 1935, and John and Martin resided elsewhere in Watertown.

 

At age 24 George Zobel married Maria "Mary" Horeth (photos) (b. 9 Jun 1889 in Austria-Hungary, d. 22 Jun 1967), age 22, daughter of George and Mary (Emerick) Horeth, on 7 January 1912 in Jefferson County, New York.  Maria immigrated to the US in 1923.  No children.

 

3   Martin Zobel (more info)

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born 21 September 1884 in Austria-Hungary.  Died .  At age 68, while stateless, sailed in tourist class aboard the SS America, departing Bremerhaven, Germany on 20 April 1953 and arriving at New York City on 28 April 1953 with destination 776 Landsing Street, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  He was accompanied by his wife, Katharina Zobel, age 55 and also stateless.

 

1918 WWI Draft Registration: Martin Zobel, age 33 (b. 21 Sep 1884 in Austria-Hungary), an alien, and employed as a machine operator for the New York Air Brake Corporation, resided with his wife, Katrina Sobel/Zobel, at 417 East Moulton Street, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1920 US Census: No record found.

 

1930 US Census: No record found.

 

1940 US Census: No record found.

 

2.  Wife: Katharina Toeper/Toper/Topar (more info)

 

Born about 1898 (perhaps b. 7 Dec 1897 in NYS); daughter of John and Katherina (Horith) Topar (d. 26 Feb 1920; interred North Watertown Cem., Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY).  Died (perhaps Jul 1975 in Monroe Co., NY).  At age 17, while employed as a domestic servant residing at 271 East Moulton Street in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, Katherina married Martin Zobel, age 30 and employed as a laborer residing at the same address, on 16 January 1915 (license issued 13 Jan 1915) at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, witnessed by Martin Schneider.

 

3.  Children:

 

a. John Zobel: See generation 2, below.

 

b. Michael Zobel: (photos)

 

c. George Zobel, II: (photos)

 

d. Rose Zobel: (photos) Married (?) Maurer.

 

e. Marie Zobel: (photos) Married (?) Emrich.

 

f. Martin Zobel, Jr.: (photos)

 

g. Katherine Zobel: (photos) Married (?) Fleisher.

 

h. Christine Zobel: (photos) Married (?) Horeth. 

 

2   John (NMI) Zobel (photos) (more info)

(also seen: John J. Zobel)

 

Zobel, John & Marie (Schneider) wedding (157) #.jpg

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born 1 June 1919 at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 6 February 2010, age 91, in Genesee Township, Allegany County, New York.  Resided for many years at 776 Lansing Street, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Subsequently resided at a nursing home in Watertown.  In March 2009 moved to the VA hospital in Batavia, Steuben County, New York.

 

1940 US Census: John Zobel, age 21 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a core maker for an air brake company, resided in the household headed by his uncle, George Zobel, age 53 (b. Austria Hungary) and employed as a nickel plater in a machinery plant, at 614 Water Street in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

 

2.  Wife: Marie Schneider (photos) (more info)

 

Born 26 January 1923 in Romania; daughter of Martin and Maria (Schatz) Schneider (more info).  Died March 1979; interred North Watertown Cemetery, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Marie immigrated to the US from Bukarest, Rumania with her parents and younger sister on 19 August 1924.  She married John Zobel of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York on 11 April 1945/46 in Concordia Lutheran Church, Watertown.

 

1930 US Census: John Bachner, age 42 (b. Austria-Romania; parents b. Austria-Romania), divorced, and employed as a laborer in a foundry, resided as a boarder in the household headed by Zebara Habalau, age 38 (b. Austria-Romania), at 666 Grant Street in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  He married 1st at age 21.

 

1940 US Census: John Bachner, age 43 (b. Austria-Hungary) and employed as a maulder [molder] for an Air Brake Company, was heading a household at 408 Davis Street in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  He had completed 8th grade.  The household also included his wife, Mary [(Schatz)(Schneider)] Bachner, age 38 (b. Austria-Hungary), who had completed 8th grade; step-daughter, Marie Schnieder, age 17 (b. Austria-Hungary) and single, who had completed 4 years of high school, with no occupation recorded; daughter, Rose Bachner, age 12 (b. NYS); daughter, Helen Bachner, age 10 (b. NYS); daughter, Elizabeth Bachner, age 8 (b. NYS); and son, John Bachner, age 5 (b. NYS).  Of interest, the household headed by Michael Schatz, age 66, was enumerated on the same census page.  On 1 April 1935 they resided in the same city.

 

3.  Child:

 

a. John David Zobel: See generation 1, below.

 

1   John David Zobel (photos) (more info)

"David"

 

Born 1946 at the House of the Good Samaritan Hospital, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Married Annette Marie Smalley, descendant # 6.1 of generation 13 of the Descendants of Almond Henry Drake in 1981.

 

See Annette's Page for More Info

 

Other, still unidentified, Zobel names:

 

1. (?) Zobel:

 

a. Johann/John Zobel: Born 1882 in Germany.  Died 1917 in Jefferson County, New York; interred North Watertown Cemetery, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Married Catherine (?) (b. 1862, d. 1923; interred with Johann) and had the following son:

 

(1. Johann Zobel: Born 1911.  Died 5 March 1912; interred with his parents in North Watertown Cemetery, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

 

b. George Zobel: Born about 1886 in Hungary/Germany.  At age 24 immigrated to the US, departing Bremen, Germany and arriving at Ellis Island, New York City on 27 September 1910 aboard the steam ship Kaiser Wilhelm II.  His point of contact in the US was his brother, Johann Zobel.  Married Kathe (?) in Germany and settled at Watertown, New York.

 

 

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