Person:Friedrich Sass (1)

Johann Friedrich August Sass
m. 30 Apr 1819
  1. Johann Friedrich August Sass1830 - 1902
m. 25 Nov 1854
  1. Wilhelmine Amalie Alwine Sass1858 -
  2. Carl John Ferdinand Sass1861 - 1943
  3. Bertha Henriette Emilie Sass1866 - 1932
Facts and Events
Name Johann Friedrich August Sass
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 6 Feb 1830 Kösternitz, Pommern, Preußen, GermanyNeu Koesternitz, Kries Schlawe
Marriage 25 Nov 1854 Kösternitz, Pommern, Preußen, Germanyto Charlotte Friederika Dorothea Gaulke
Emigration? 1892 From Germany to Minnesota
Census? 1900 Mendota, Dakota, Minnesota, United States
Death[3] 13 Mar 1902 Mendota, Dakota, Minnesota, United States
Burial? Riverview Cemetery, Annapolis St, West St. Paul


born 6 Feb - baptism 7 Feb 1830 father Johann Sass, bauer in Neu Kösternitz mother: Charlotte Fridrika Schmidt name: Johann Friedrich August godparents: 1. Johann Hintz, brauer 2. Friedrich Schmidt, ?? 3. Maria ?offin Sass - Neu Kosternitz

Died in Mendota, Dakota County, Minnesota 1895 - enumerated with dau Bertha (Sass) Kautz & family - he is ae 65y 1900 - Fredrich Sass (looks like Loss or Soss) Grandfather - b. Feb 1830, widowed (married 45 years crossed out), immig. 1892 - alien - Laborer (matches date on gravestone …)

Friedrich is the father of Carl Sass. Carl's parents are listed as Fred and Charlotte Mathilde Sass on his marriage registration to Augusta William.

2017 update

I finally was able to find the Sass family in Neu Kösternitz in Kreis Schlawe. Today the village is called Kościernica.,_Koszalin_County

Link to Koszalin archives with available church books:

Parish records in Pomerania

FOUND in Steglin (part of Wisbuhr church books) 1855 Baptism No. 14 Neu Kösternitz August Friedrich SASS Charlotte Fridrike Dorothea GALUKE son August Fridrich Wilhelm b. 25 Mar 1855

From Bill Krueger: Friedrich is buried in Riverview Cemetery - "there is a tall obelisk-like marker with only his name on it, the dates 2/6/1830 - 3/13/1902 and ( in German) "Rest in Peace". It is a single grave and marker, so I'm sorry to report that it appears that he is not buried with either of his spouses. ... Joachim and Anna Sass' graves - There appears to be some mystery involved, because they are buried in a plot of 6 graves with a very large obelisk marker that bears the name "Hoff". From left to right the foot markers read Charlotte Hoff (with "mother" under the name) 1839-1924, followed by Clara Hoff and the years 1892-1917. The next space is empty. Then Martha Hoff 1890-1904, then Anna Sass (mother) 1831-1902 and Joachim Sass (father) 1821-1910. I have no idea who these Hoff people are, and there is no death certificate for Clara Hoff in Minnesota."

It now appears the Friedrich has a brother, Joachim Sass b. 1820/1821 d.March 29, 1910 in St. Paul? Wife's name: Anna Daughter Mary Ann: b April 4, 1873. Another brother may be Otto Sass.

According to Bill Krueger, family stories have it that the Sass familywas from Pomern and had been in the ship building business, some beingcarpenters and some managers. His father (William) remembers hismother's uncles, Friedrich and Otto - he said that they "were quite baldand that the German they spoke was unintelligible to his father and hisfamily". "They left left the old Polish Corridor area because of toomuch fighting and wars. Joachim and Anna I think wound up in Hamburg...Mary came to this country from Hamburg at age 16 to go to school - something like a finishing school. She was born April 4, 1873 and I don't know where but thought Hamburg. She did not go back to Germany, and due to financial panics, etc. the rest of the family came here. I had a chance to talk with my aunt Harriet before she died, and was able to find out that Mary had settled in Red Wing, Mn. and either worked in or had her own "Ladies Shop", meaning that she made the fancy Victorian dresses and also made the big hats for the properly dressed women of the day. She was married on her 20th birthday, April 4, 1893 in Red Wing to John Gustav Krueger, who was born June 20, 1863 in Baraboo, Wisconsin and grew up in Rochester, Mn. Their children were: Alice, born 4/1/94, William, (my father) born 10/31/95, Harriet, born May 1897, Elinda born 1899, Elmer, born 1903, Howard, born July 1905, Hazel, born 1907, Arthur, born Dec. 1909, Luverne (male) born May 1912 and Eleanor, born 1915 and died 1918. All of these people with the exception of Elinda had children, and all lived to be relatively old to very old again with the exception of Elinda who died in 1960. Now, to tantalize you a little further, my dad said that there were relatives in the "old country" that Mary used to write to. He assumed they were cousins. Correspondence stopped during WW 1 and after the war she was never able to find out what happened to these cousins and never heard from them again. "

1895 Census

ame: Fred Sass Titles & Terms (original): Residence: Mendota township, Dakota, Minnesota Age: 65y Estimated Birth Year: 1830 Place of Birth: Germany Race (original): W Gender: Male Line Number: 13 Family Number: 72 Page Number: 16 GSU Film Number: 000565768 Household Gender Age Ruiholl Kranz M 30y (KAUTZ) Bertha Kranz F 29y Paul Kranz M 9y Mary Kranz F 5y Anna Kranz F 3y Edward Kranz M 1y Fred Sass M 65y

another Fred Sass enumerated in Mendota 1895 ae 60y page is not so clear p. 423 he is listed as resident for 6 years (immig. 1889, b. 1835 Germany) and living next door to Bernhard & Margaret (Franzmeyer) Schwanz F. Schwanz (brother of Bernhard?) was a wedding witness for Carl Sass & Bertha Groth in 1888 in Inver Grove … Must be a connection with SASS, SCHWANZ, FRANZMEYER Is this Fred Sass a cousin of Fred/Friedrich b. 1830 (father of Carl) ? --- any connections to

  1. United States. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T623)
    Mendota Township, Dakota County, Minnesota, Frederich Sass, widowed, b. Feb 1830, Germany.
    DOB on gravestone Friedrich Sass - Riverview Cemetery St Paul.
    DOD on gravestone.