Person:Paul Tonsing (10)

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Paul Gerhardt Tonsing
m. 26 Feb 1852
  1. Jobst Heinrich Toensing1852 - 1852
  2. Clara Elisabeth Tönsing1853 - Abt 1854
  3. Marie Sophie Tönsing1853 - Abt 1854
  4. Dorothea Wilhelmine Tonsing1855 - 1909
  5. Wilhelmina Tonsing1856 - 1938
  6. John Frederick Tonsing1858 - 1919
  7. Carolyn Eleanor Tonsing1860 - 1916
  8. William Henry Tonsing1863 - 1933
  9. Paul Gerhardt Tonsing1870 - 1936
  • HPaul Gerhardt Tonsing1870 - 1936
  • WRuth Martin1873 - 1967
m. 7 Sep 1893
  1. Evan Walker Tonsing1894 - 1947
  2. Orpah Tonsing1896 - 1973
  3. Luther Maurice Tonsing1897 - 1952
  4. Cyril Martin Tonsing1901 - 1902
  5. Robert Lowe Tonsing1902 - 1998
  6. Ida Tonsing1908 - 1989
  7. Ernest Frederick Tonsing1908 - 1995
  8. Paul Martin Tonsing1917 - 2011
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3] Paul Gerhardt Tonsing
Gender Male
Birth[4][5][6] 3 Jan 1870 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, OH, USA
Education[14] 1875 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, OH, USAin a parochial shoool
Occupation[15] 1880 Salem Township, Ottawa County, OH, USAa farm workers
Residence[16][17][1] From 1886 to Jul 1888 Waterville, Marshall County, KS, USA
Education[17][1] 1888 Atchison, Atchison County, KS, USAenrolled in the first class
Other[17][1][18] From 1887 to 1895 Atchison, Atchison County, KS, USAplayed center for the college football team
Occupation[19] 1893 Atchison, Atchison County, KS, USAa carried papers
Marriage 7 Sep 1893 Atchison, Atchison County, KS, USAto Ruth Martin
Ordination[13] 20 Oct 1894 Topeka, Shawnee County, KS, USA
Graduation[1][21] 1895 Atchison, Atchison County, KS, USAfirst graduating class
Occupation[20] 1895 a preacher
Occupation[13] From 1 Jun 1895 to 1 Apr 1900 Saint Paul's Lutheran Church, , Beloit, Mitchell County, KS, USAa pastor
Occupation? From 1 Jun 1895 to Feb 1901 Zion Lutheran Church, 621 N Mill St, Beloit, Mitchell County, KS, USA
Residence[10][24][1] From Jun 1895 to Feb 1900 Beloit, Mitchell County, KS, USA
Ordination[13] 19 Oct 1895 Abilene, Dickinson County, KS, USA
Occupation? 1897 Scottsville, Mitchell County, KS, USAa minister to a nondenominational congregation
Census[27] 1 Jun 1900 Hardy, Nuckolls County, NE, USA
Occupation[13] 1900 Union Lutheran Church, , Hardy, Nuckolls County, NE, USA
Residence[10][24][26] From Feb 1900 to Jun 1902 Hardy, Nuckolls County, NE, USA
Occupation[17] 1901 Walton, Lancaster County, NE, USAa minister
Occupation? From 1901 to Nov 1925 Western Chief, 500½ Commercial, John A. Martin Bldg, Atchison, Atchison County, KS, USAan editor and publisher of the official organ of the I. O. R M.
Residence[34][1] 1902 Atchison, Atchison County, KS, USA
Occupation? From 1902 to 1913 Tonsing's Printery and Book Store, 500½ Commercial, John A. Martin Bldg, Atchison, Atchison County, KS, USAa publisher, job printing and linotype composition
Occupation? From 1902 to 1936 Directory of Atchison City & County, , Atchison, Atchison County, KS, USAa compiler, publisher and printer
Residence[14][59] 1903 Atchison, Atchison County, KS, USA
Residence? 1903 311 North Third, Atchison, Atchison County, KS, USA
Census[38] 1 Mar 1905 Atchison, Atchison County, KS, USAKansas State Census
Occupation[39][40][41] From 5 Oct 1906 to 13 Aug 1920 Church Visitor, 500½ Commercial, John A. Martin Building, Atchison, Atchison County, KS, USAan editor, publisher and proprietor
Census[42] 15 Apr 1910 Atchison, Atchison County, KS, USA
Occupation[42][5][43] From 1910 to 1936 a printer
Residence[4][44][45][32][46][47][36] From 1910 to 1936 Atchison, Atchison County, KS, USA
Occupation? 1913 District News, , Atchison, Atchison County, KS, USAa printer
Occupation? 1913 The Midland, , Atchison, Atchison County, KS, USAa printer
Occupation? From 1913 to 1917 The Optimist, , Atchison, Atchison County, KS, USAa printer
Census[48] 1 Mar 1915 Atchison, Atchison County, KS, USA
Occupation? From 1916 to 1936 Kansas Synod Lutheran, , Atchison, Atchison County, KS, USAa printer
Occupation? 1917 District Bulletin, , Atchison, Atchison County, KS, USAa printer
Other[49] 1918 flu
Census[35] 1 Jan 1920 Atchison, Atchison County, KS, USA
Occupation[10][13] 1920 Bendena, Doniphan County, KS, USAa supply pastor
Occupation[13][50] From 4 Jan 1920 to 1929 Saint Paul's Lutheran Church, , Valley Falls, Jefferson County, KS, USAa supply pastor
Other[51] 12 Apr 1920 Kansas City, Jackson County, MO, USAattended a convention of the Inter-Church World Movement
Other[52] From 2 Jun 1921 to 25 Jun 1921 Kansas City, Jackson County, MO, USAoperation
Other From 4 Oct 1922 to 2 Oct 1923 The Fraternal Order of Redmen
with Ruth Martin
Other were right-handed
with Ruth Martin
Other[53] 11 Oct 1922 Peabody, Marion County, KS, USAattended Kansas Lutheran Synod
Other[54] 4 Jul 1924 Corning, Nemaha County, KS, USAslight but painful burns on his arms when the radiator cap blew off
Census[55] 1925 Atchison, Atchison County, KS, USAKansas State Census
Occupation[56] 1928 Lutheran Church, , Bendena, Doniphan County, KS, USAa supply pastor
Occupation[57] 1929 Atchison County's First Farmers Directory, , , Atchison County, KS, USAa publisher
Census[43] 1 Apr 1930 Atchison, Atchison County, KS, USA
Other[58] 19 Oct 1931 Atchison, Atchison County, KS, USAwas issued a Kansas Motor Vehicle Operator's License no. 586744, age 61, height 5' 10", sex male, color white, color hair light, color eyes dark, weight 306 lbs
Occupation[4] 1936 an English Lutheran minister
Occupation[44] 1936 500½ Commercial, John A. Martin Building, Atchison, Atchison County, KS, USAa job printer
Occupation[13] Lancaster, Atchison County, KS, USAa supply pastor
Occupation? Directory of Arkansas City, , Arkansas City, Cowley County, KS, USAa compiler, publisher and printer
Occupation? Directory of Joplin, , Joplin, Jasper County, MO, USAa compiler, publisher and printer
Occupation? Directory of Winfield, , Winfield, Cowley County, KS, USAa compiler, publisher and printer
Occupation[12] Snowden Mize Newsletter, 500½ Commercial, John A. Martin Building, Atchison, Atchison County, KS, USAan editor and publisher
Residence? Atchison, Atchison County, KS, USA
Death[4][7][1] 1 Mar 1936 Atchison, Atchison County, KS, USAgeneral blood stream infection, due to abscessed ears
Burial[8][9][10] 3 Mar 1936 Mount Vernon Cemetery, Atchison, Atchison, Kansas, United StatesRE-BL68
Other[17] 1936 spinal meningitis
Religion[11][10] Atchison, Atchison County, KS, USA

Autobiography by Paul Tonsing

To write an autobiography, however short presupposes that you have had a life unusual in some particular way. While I cannot alarm any except a hum-drum existence, yet there are periods of my life, which, I think, have something of special interest to my children and grand-children.

My days of leisure in a hospital suggested to me, the beginning of this unimportant yet perhaps interesting narrative, interesting perhaps to only a very small circle.

I am told that my birth took place at 40 Burton street, Cleveland, Ohio, Jan. 3, 1870. I'm glad that it was this year as it has always been easy to calculate from an 0 year. My father was Ernst Tonsing who came from Hanover, Germany, 18[45] He died when I was 3 years old. He was drowned in a mill pond about 6 blocks south-east of 40 Burton st. and was buried in the [Monroe] street cemetery. He had been a cabinet maker for many years, was in business for himself and was burned out without insurance seveal [sic] times. The only recollection I have of him is the riding to the cemetery in a closed hack. This one even alone is indelibly stamped on my mind in connection with my father.

My mother was Anna Maria Walker. She also came from, [Brockhausen] Hanover, Germany, 18[45]. She married my father when 16 years of age. She bore him-[eight] children, [three] boys and [five] girls. Their names follow—

The twins died when they were but one year old with the cholera. Six grew to maturity, John who lived at 40 Burton St. until his death in 1919 from a paralytic stroke, Dora (Schroeder) died aged in 19[09]of a paralytic stroke, Carrie Voelzow who died of a paralytic stroke 19[16]x

My mother was a widow 4 years.  During this time she sent her younger children to school while the older ones worked.  Mother at first sewed vests for stores and afterwards kept boarders.  She paid off the indebtedness on her home, improved and built a barn at the alley.  

The things I remember of those years are of course not chronologically related. I will tell of a few incidents as they occur to me.

I went to a parochial school 2 years, 1875-77, on Jersey street. A Mr. Arnold was teacher. He was a cousin of some kind. He gave me special attention. This made some of the boys jealous and got me a number of whippings. Mr. Arnold would hold my hand at the wrist, palm up and whip hard with a ruler. My hand some times would swell and feel as if it were cracked in the middle. This man nevertheless thought so much of me that he wanted my mother to let him adopt me. I remember when I was about 6 years old one of the boys was found with a paper of fine cut chewing tobacco in his pocket. Mr. Arnold sent me out to the toilet (out doors) with it to throw it away. Instead I hid it and after school I took it home, hid it in the barn and there is where Willie Rische and I learned to chew like pirates. Mr. Arnold was a good instructor and I learned to read and write German well. Our school was let out at 3 to let all get home before the free school (public school, and the Catholic school closed for the day). A series of disastrous fights proved the wisdom of this precaution. Before this was done I remember of a broken arm, a busted head and other injuries sustained in the fights.

The boarders at home led me into all kinds of trouble. I remember one Sunday morning they sent me to Mr. Freese's grocery with a note. It told him to give me all the beer I could drink and they would pay for it. I was so drunk that I was away off for a long time. My mother was told where I was and she ran down and found me lying in Freese's yard drunk. She took me home and thrashed me, not knowing that the boarders should have been punished instead. I was about four when this occurred but I remember the whole incident well. One evening they taught me a very indecent prayer. I remember it well. When I went to bed I asked my mother if I couldn't say a new prayer they had taught me. She said, go ahead. When I was in the midst of it she yanked me up and spanked me good. I did not even know the meaning of the words. I could talk only German (Plat Deutsch [sic]) until I was 5 years old and when I went to school I learned the book German (Hochdeutsch [sic]).

My unmarried sisters were always chasing me to kiss me. I would crawl under the bed and under the table when they had me cornered and fight them off. I remember one occasion when I went to visit my sister Dora. I slid along the dirt street under a heavy wagon, letting my bare feet [trail?] in the deep dust. A wheel ran over my right foot and I was laid up for some time.

One of our boarders was more kind and sympathetic than the others. His name was Fred Buhrweioter [sic]. He worked in some brass works and made me a fine brass top which I kept for many years. I was about 4 years old at this time, also one of the boarders gave me a triangle, which has been doing duty at chavivarees [sic] and amusing children for the last 47 years. At about 4 I wandered away from home and was lost. I was gone several days. The police of the entire city were looking for me and advertisements put in the paper. I was taken in by a saloon-keeper who kept me closely hidden in his house. He fed me all the beer and pretzels I could eat and drink. The back yard had a high board fence and so I was let out in this enclosure. A number [of] people in a wagon were making the most dismal noises with bells and shots and I peaked through a hole in the fence. I saw Gerhardt Jasper who was boarding at our house and others I knew and made my presence known. I was overjoyed to see them. I'm certain the saloon-keeper and his wife tried to kidnap me.

Another incident I remember was when Eddie Teckemeyer and I made a fire in the upstairs of our barn in some paint pots. We were playing some game. When the fire spread we crawled under the new house [the] Dresees [?] were building near the alley and did not crawl out till night. As far as I know my folks never knew how the fire started as this is the first time I ever told it. When 5 I was nearly drowned. A larger boy of 17 coaxed me to go on the ice on the mill pond in which my father was drowned. Unbeknown to him [the] ice had been cut and the water was slightly frozen over. I was sliding a little ahead of him when I plunged in. I distinctly remember opening my eyes when I was down in the water and seeing the sun. I came up twice and was caught by the hair by the young man who pulled me out. I lost consciousness and remember their rolling me on the ice when I cam to. They carried me to Freeses grocery and saloon where they had to thaw my clothes off before they put me to bed. They did not tell my mother till they were ready to send me home. I anticipated a glad welcome, but instead my mother had a stout stick waiting in the corner by the door, and I sure got a good whaling. Somehow I have never felt just right over the reception I received.

One incident impressed me very distinctly. When I was about 4 I witnessed a strike in active operation. In the back yard of the second lot to the south of us was a shop. I often went to see the men work. Once when I went over only about half the old men, whom I knew, were at work. The rest were new. While I was talking to some of them a big crowd came and the doors were filled so I could not get out. The men out on strike had come back with clubs and attacked the new men. I crawled under a bench. One of the old men who knew me pulled me out and put me through a window, and said, "run!" Did I? I believe I did.

When I was seven years and a half old a man came to visit us. My mother told me this was to be my new father and that we were to leave Cleveland in two days. The carpets were already taken up and they were boxing the dishes, etc. I spent the two days sitting on a pile of rag carpets in the kitchen and crying my eyes out. When they wanted to start they had a time making me go. I was promised a colt and that I could ride to and from the fields on the horses. This mollified me somewhat. When we arrived at Oak Harbor my first remembrance was seeing a large bell on a high pole. I ran and rang it and the men came in A hr. too soon for their dinner. My mother being deaf did not hear the bell and the others were all out in the fields putting up hay I believe. After my poor mother had been in the country 3 weeks she took all the packing boxes she had brought and refilled them with her things. When she was about ready to leave step-dad plead so earnestly and vowed vociferously he would quit his drinking that she again unpacked her boxes. Her widowhood had been so...

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  60.   a compiler, publisher and printer
  61.   an editor and publisher
  62.   a pastor
  63.   a minister to a nondenominational congregation
  64.   an editor and publisher of the official organ of the I. O. R M.
  65.   a publisher, job printing and Linotype composition
  66.   an editor, publisher and proprietor
  67.   a printer
  68.   a supply pastor
  69.   a publisher
  70.   a job printer