Anna Maria Büser1

(7 March 1837 - 29 August 1920)

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Relationship3rd great-grandmother of The 3 Tracys
Family Group:Weygand
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Some Background

Anna Maria Büser was also known as Annie Früh.3 She was also known as Anna Maria Busser sometimes spelled as Büßer.4
FatherNikolas Büser2
MotherMargaretha Lanz2 (1798 - 23 Nov 1851)

Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildAnna Maria Büser was born on 7 March 1837, in Geiselberg, Waldfischbach, Pirmasens, Kingdom of Bavaria.2,5
ChildShe was christened on 12 March 1837, in Evangelisch-Reformierte Kirche, Schmalenberg, Waldfischbach, Pirmasens, Kingdom of Bavaria.2
BrideAnna Maria Büser married Peter Früh before 1860. Their daughter Eva was born in 1860; the record of Eva's marriage names her parents as Peter Fruh and Anne Mary Bu... (Ann Mary's last name is incomplete in transcription.)6
DeceasedShe died on 29 August 1920 in 200 Stockholm St., Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, at the age of 83.7,8

Children with Peter Früh:

Immigrant Ancestor

In 1858 or 1861, Anna Maria Büser arrived in New York. The 1861 year may be inconsistent with data on the 1875 NY state Census which gives her daughter Eva's age as 15 years (i.e. b.1860) and born in Kings Co. The year 1858 is given in her listing on the 1920 U.S.Census Return.5

Residences and Censuses

Anna Maria Busser and Peter Früh appeared on the 1875 State Census of Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, enumerated 5 June 1875. Their children Eva, Margaretha, John, Peter and Mary were listed as living with them.9
She and Peter Früh appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, at 96 Moore St., enumerated 9 June 1880. Their children Margaretha, John, Peter and Mary were listed as living with them. Peter, 44 years old and born in Bavaria, "Keeps Grocery". Anna, also 44 years old and born in Bavaria, was keeping house; 19 year old Margaretha was employed in tailoring (several of their neighbors were engaged in tailoring); 15 year old son John was a clerk, presumably in the family's grocery store; 11 year old Peter and 9 year old Mary were both attending school. All of the children were born in Brooklyn.10
She and Peter Früh appeared on the 1892 State Census of 96 Moore St., Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, enumerated 16 February 1892, 57 Year old Peter and 56 year old Anna M. are both shown to have been born in Germany and are U.S. Citizens; Peter's occupation is now shown as laborer.11
She appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, at 200 Stockholm St., enumerated 8 June 1900, Anna is the 63 year old (b.1837 in Germany) head of the family and is shown as widowed with three grandchildren living with her: Frank Remlinger (18 yrs); Anna Paul (13 yrs); Maria Paul (10 Yrs). The three grandchildren (children of her daughter Eva by Eva's two husbands) were all born in New York, as were their parents. Anna had lived in the U.S. for 39 years, though the Citizenship - Naturalization box is empty... she would have been included with her husband when he became naturalized (as he did per the 1875 NY state Census). The house they were living in was rented.
Also shown living in the same household were two boarders, 34 year old Andrew Bauer and his son(?) 16 year old John. Both are shown as being fruit peddlers.5
She appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, at 200 Stockholm St., enumerated 19 April 1910. Living with her were Anna's 67 year old brother Henry (Heinrich) Buser, a dairy truck driver, and her grandaughter Mary Paul, 20 years old and an operator in a vest factory. Anna had given birth to 10 children of whom she said only 4 were living in 1910 (Margaretha Weygand, John, Peter, and Mary Koch).12
She appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, at 200 Stockholm St., enumerated 7 January 1920. 82 year old Anna is widowed and living alone in the boarding house she has lived in since at least 1900. She indicates she immigrated in 1858, and is a naturalized citizen. She can read and write, though her mother tongue is German She and her parents were born in Germany. Her daughter, Mary Koch and Mary's husband Henry are living in the same building with their 4 children.13

Will

Anna Maria Früh prepared a will dated before 20 August 1920, at 200 Stockholm St., Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York. The will was undated. She named as her heirs her children, Mrs. Eva Fruh Wemlinger Paul (deceased), Mrs. Maggie Fruh Weygand, Mr. John Fruh, Mr. Peter Fruh, and Mrs. Mary Fruh Koch. Her estate was to be equally divided among them, with daughter Eva's share to be divided among Eva's six children.14

Sources - Citations

  1. [S469] Margaretha Früh, Certificate of Baptism - Photocopy (20 October 1861), Paper Files of Sean C Tracy, Tracy Home Office. The certificate of baptism does not show the name of the church or instituion which issued it.
  2. [S1097] Deutschland, ausgewählte evangelische Kirchenbücher 1500-1971, (Online subscription database. Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com Operations, Provo, Utah) Accessed: June 2018, Bayern; Pirmasens u Schmalenberg; Taufen, Heiraten, Tote u Konfirmationen 1822-1865; names, events, dates, relationships, locations.
  3. [S1094] Peter Früh household, 1875 New York State Census, Kings Co., New York, population schedule, Brooklyn, Sheet 9, Line 33, dwelling 28, family 92, Salt Lake City: Family Search. , shows name as Annie.
  4. [S1032] “Family Search - Memories, Photos, and Stories,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Family Search: ( https://familysearch.org ); ; https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/KT32-DFJ?1=1&parents=LKM7-QWP_297H-25X; accessed June 2018.
  5. [S1091] Anna Fruh household, 1900 U.S. Census, Kings Co., New York, population schedule, 200 Stockholm St, Brooklyn Ward 28, Enumeration District 0501, Page No. 4381 B, Sheet No. 19, dwelling 125, family 444; Washington: National Archives. , names, events, dates, relationships, locations.
  6. [S1032] “Family Search”, https://www.familysearch.org/search/linker?pal=/ark:/61903/1:1:244G-CVK&id=LKM7-QWP&hinting=%2Ftree%2Fperson%2Fdetails%2FLKM7-QWP&icid=ft-hinting; accessed June 2018; marriage inferred from parents' names.
  7. [S1093] New York, New York, Extracted Death Index, 1862-1948, database on-line (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014). Indices prepared by the Italian Genealogical Group and the German Genealogy Group, and used with permission of the New York City Department of Records/Municipal Archives., Gives age at death (83), date and place; Certificate No. 17850.
  8. [S1101] Anna M. Früh, Petition, Citation, Original Will, Proofs of Will, Orders, Etc., Digital Files of Sean C. Tracy, Tracy Home Office, names, events, dates, relationships, locations.
  9. [S1094] Peter Früh household, 1875 New York State Census, Kings Co., New York, names, events, dates, relationships, locations; shows wife's name as Annie and Margaretha is named as Maggie.
  10. [S1092] Peter Frueh household, 1880 U.S. Census, Kings Co., New York, population schedule, 96 Moore St., Brooklyn, Enumeration District 152, Sheet 31, dwelling 103, family 1; Washington: National Archives. , names, events, dates, relationships, locations.
  11. [S1095] Peter Früh household, 1892 New York State Census, Kings Co., New York, population schedule, 96 Moore St.16th Ward, Brooklyn, 22nd Election District, 7, LINES 16 & 17; Salt Lake City: Family Search. , names, events, dates, locations.
  12. [S1098] Fruh Anna household, 1910 U.S. Census, Kings Co., New York, population schedule, 200 Stockholm St., Boro of Brooklyn New York City, Enumeration District 853, Page No. 3601 (hand-written), Sheet No. 9 B, dwelling 48, family 239; Washington: National Archives. , names, events, dates, relationships, locations.
  13. [S1099] Fruh Anna household, 1920 U.S. Census, Kings Co., New York, population schedule, 200 Stockholm St., Brooklyn, Enumeration District 1219, Page No. 4301 (hand written), Sheet No. 8 A, line 9, dwelling 41, family 192; Washington: National Archives. , names, events, dates, relationships, locations.
  14. [S1102] Anna Fruh Will (unknown date), Anna M. Früh Last Will and Testament; Kings County Surrogate's Court; Liber 517 of Wills pg. 215; Digital Files of Sean C. Tracy, Tracy Home Office.Names, events, relationships, locations (will undated).
  15. [S1032] “Family Search”, https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/KT32-DFJ; names, events, dates, relationships, locations.
  16. [S1092] Peter Frueh household, 1880 U.S. Census, Kings Co., New York.
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