Person:Bertha Sass (1)

Bertha Henriette Emilie Sass
m. 25 Nov 1854
  1. Wilhelmine Amalie Alwine Sass1858 -
  2. Carl John Ferdinand Sass1861 - 1943
  3. Bertha Henriette Emilie Sass1866 - 1932
m. 16 May 1890
  1. Paul Otto Kautz1886 - 1961
  2. Marie M. Kautz1888 -
  3. Anna E. Kautz1891 -
  4. Edward R. Kautz1893 -
  5. Ewald Alvin Kautz1895 - 1948
  6. Berthold Otto Kautz1897 -
  7. Helmut Kautz1899 -
Facts and Events
Name Bertha Henriette Emilie Sass
Gender Female
Birth? 4 Mar 1866 Kösternitz, Pommern, Preußen, Germany
Marriage 16 May 1890 Soltikow, Pommern, Preußen, Germanyto Reinhard Johan Carl Kauz
Emigration? 13 Apr 1892 From Liekow, Pommern, GermanyShip DIDAM from Amsterdam
Death? 2 Aug 1932 St Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States

With some luck, I have managed to find Bertha in the Soltikow (Kreis Schlawe, Pommern) church register (I worked this out from her brother's last place of residence "Lika" as Leikow - Leikow is found in the Nemitz & Soltikow church records. And these are online with the Polish Archives. In the baptism records, we find the birth of Paul Otto Richard SASS to the unmarried BERTHA SASS of Leukow born. 12 Feb 1886 (matches the birth date from his death record in St. Paul, MN) baptised 25 Feb in Soltikow godparents (all of "Leukow"): 1. Arbeitsmann Carl SASS (her brother - my gg grandfather 2. ??? Carl Henning 3. Dienstmadchen Ida KAUTZ (probably a sister to Reinhold Kautz)

appears that she is still not married as of July 1888 - she appears as godparent to twin daughter (Anne Martha Franzisca & Marie Emma Luise) of Ernst Bewersdorff & Albertine Burow of Leukow

An Auguste SASS of Leukow shows up as godparent to another set of twins in Dec 1888 (Emma & Emil of Carl Baerfels & Auguste KUNDE) - possible sister?

baptism of another out of wedlock child, but this time with father listed: REINHARD KAUZ, Arbeiter in Leukow per matrim. ??? Ev. Soltikow 17 Mai 1890 Unmarried Bertha SASS, dayworker in Leukow daughter MARIE MARTHA AUGUSTE 11 September 1889 godparents: dayworker Heinrich GILLASCHKE dayworker Wilhelmine KLATT dayworker Bertha GLUSCHKE all of Leukow --- then it appears to be an out of wedlock birth to Auguste SASS, dayworker in Leukow to ANNA MARTHA MARIA born 29 Sep 1889

marriage record - 16 Mai 1890 Arbeiter Johann Carl REINHARD KAUZ in Leukow (11/5 1865) 25 J. BERTHA Henriette Emilie SASS (4/3 1866) 24 J. father Tageslöhner FRIEDRICH SASS in Leukow

….. daughter EMMA ANNA IDA (1892) b. 8 Januar Abend 8 Uhr to Reinhard KAUZ Tageslohner in Leukow & Bertha SASS godparents: 1. Friedrich BOTTIN - Kusserow 2. Wilhelmine MUTZ - Leukow 3. Johanne KAUZ - Gerbin

Immigrated with husband Reinhold Kautz and father Friedrich Sass in 1892. Lived in Mendota Township, Dakota County during 1890s. Moved to St. Paul - 1222 W. 7th St. by 1915. Paul Zemke Sr. can remember going to visit the Kautz family in St. Paul when he was young. He thinks that Bertha was Carl Sass' only other sibling.

Source Citation: Year: 1892; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: M237; Microfilm Roll: 585; Line: 7.

NY Passenger List p. 431 ARRIVAL NY 13 Apr 1892 Departure Amsterdam Ship Name DIDAM

Reinhard KAUTZ 28 - able to read & write = YES Bertha KAUTZ 25 - able to read & write = NO Paul 6y Marie 2y Anna 2m

Port of Embarkation = Amsterdam Native County = Germany, Destination = New York

Did not find father Friedrich SASS on ship list, but did find a KARL GROTH 25y, laborer, destination = St. Paul - is he connected to Bertha Groth, wife of Carl SASS?

1930 Census, St. Paul, Ward 5, Ramsey Co, MN, ED 62-55, Sheet 6A, p. 88 1222 W. 7th St. Bertha H. Kautz, rent, $29 per month, age 66, widowed, age at marriage22, b. Germany, emig. 1892, occupation: none Marion Schoemacker, daughter, age 40, widowed, age at marriage 24, b.Germany, emig. 1892, occupation: fur operation, retail furrier Ewald D. Kautz, age 34, single, b. Minn, occupation: ?man, St??? works Berthold Kautz, age 32, single, b. Minn, Cranesman, Steel works

1932 St Paul City Direcotry Bertha Kautz (wid Reynold) h 1222 W 7th Bert O. - Cranemn Ewald E prsmn NW Stamp Wkds Paul O (FlorenceS9 loader J. L . Shiely Co Richard P elctn r1117 Pleasant av — DEATH Ramsey, MN - Mrs Bertha Kantz - 2 aug 1932 Minnesota death Index