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Albert Adams1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 was born March 29, 1823 in Pomerania, Prussia, and died October 21, 1919 in Charter Oak, Crawford County, Iowa. He married Marianne Amalia Pioch on Abt. 1844 in Pomerania.

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The following was researched and provided by Cynthia Simon:

ALBERT ADAMS was born on 29 Mar 1823 at Pomerania, Prussia. He married Amalia Pioch circa 1844 at Pomerania, Prussia. He died on 21 Oct 1919 at Charter Oak, Crawford Co., IA, at age 96. Albert died of old age. , He was buried at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Charter Oak, Crawford Co., IA. , ,
He was also known as Albert Adam. , He was in the paper making trade before 1870 at Germany. He immigrated on 25 May 1871 to New York, NY; Albert, his wife and their five boys emigrated from Wussow, District Lauenburg, Pomerania, Prussia in 1871.(Now Osow in Poland). Their emigration papers, releasing them from Prussian Citizenship, were dated 28 March 1871. They sailed on the ship Gessner which sailed from Bremen (Bremerhaven), Germany and landed in NYC on 25 May 1871. From NYC, the family went to Chicago IL, where they stayed for about 8 years. In 1872, Louise, Albert and Amalia's daughter moved to Iowa. William, the oldest boy, followed, purchasing land in 1875. Albert and most of the remaining family followed about 1879. Two of the older girls, Albertina Hoffman and "Mrs.. Klopesh" stayed in Chicago. Another daughter, Mrs.. John Miller, lived "in an eastern city." Since the girls immigrated at different times, it is unclear if Mrs. Miller was ever in Chicago. Albert was a worker in a lead pipe factory between 1871 and 1879 at Chicago, Cook Co., IL. He lived in 1879 at Crawford Co., IA. He was a farmer after 1879 at Crawford Co., IA. Sometime before 1895, Albert purchase 160 acres in Section 24 of Hanover Twsp., Crawford Co., IA (E 1/2 of SW 1/4 and the W1/2 of SE 1/4). (I think this may have been the first property Albert bought in the area.); The plat map for 1895 shows Albert owning this property. Albert bought 80 acres on 26 Oct 1880, the W 1/2 of SW 1/4 of Section 25 in Hanover Twsp. of Crawford County, Iowa. He brought the property by way of mortgage, paying off the debt on 20 Nov 1885 for $616.00. He was naturalized on 9 Nov 1883 at Denison, Crawford Co., IA. On 20 Nov 1883, Albert and his wife bought another 80 acres, W 1/2 of NE 1/4 of Section 25 of Hanover Twsp.. They agreed to pay $100.00 at 7% interest.
"96 Yrs Old - Albert Adams of Charter Oak Passed Away," Denison Bulletin, Denison, Crawford Co., IA, 29 Oct 1919. Hereinafter cited as Adams, Albert Obituary.
Ibid., NINETY-SIX YEARS OLD
Albert Adam of Charter Oak Passed Away October 21.

One of the oldest men in the county passed away on Tuesday, October 21, 1919, when the death of Albert Adam occurred at the home (of) his son Gust at Charter Oak, where he has made his home for the last twenty years. He came to America with his family in 1872, establishing his home in Chicago. He spent about 40 years of his life in Crawford county and was highly respected by all his acquaintances. The funeral took place at Charter Oak October 22 and interment too place in the Lutheran cemetery. Rev. Amstein officiating.
Six of his nephews* -- Wm. Bergstadt, Herman Adams, Rudolph Adams, Quincy Adams, Herman Adams, and Wm. Hoffman acted as pallbearers.
We quote the following for the Charter Oak Times: Albert Adams, who was no doubt the oldest man in this community failed to awaken to life yesterday morning, his soul having taken the long journey while his body was at rest.
Mr. Adams had for many years made his home with his son Gust, where he was made as comfortable as so old a man can be made. He made many friends here, and all speak of him as a fine old gentleman.
He has not been sick. He ate a good supper Monday night and to all outward appearances he was in his usual good health. Tuesday mourning when Mrs. Adams called him to his breakfast he did not answer. He seemed to have gone to sleep and drifted to that sleep from which there is no awakening in this world.
Mr. Adams was born in Pomerania, Germany, March 29, 1823,and lived in Germany until 1872 when her emigrated with his family to America. He was married when about 21 years of age, and to this union a large family was born. The children have scattered far and wide, until it is not known where they all are. As near as can be told, seven are still alive. These are Gust, our neighbor; Rudolph , living in Nebraska, William in Texas; Charles, who has not been heard from in many years; Mrs. Hy Bergstadt of Denison; Mrs. Hoffman of Chicago; Mrs. Klopsch of Chicago.**
In direct descent from Mr. Adams are 27 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and a few great great grandchildren.
Mr. Adams learned the paper making trade and followed it in Germany, but in American he sought other employment. In Chicago he worked in the lead pipe factory, and after he came to Crawford county he ran a farm. For many years he has been unemployed, except at such small work as he found on the farm of his son to keep him in exercise.
The Adams family came to Crawford county in 1879, and from that day to this, they have been good citizens of this county.

The Denison Bulletin - 29 Oct 1919
* These were actually his grandsons.
**The Charter Oak Times states "eight are still alive" and listed "Mrs. John Miller, who was last heard from in an eastern city."
(The Charter Oak Tine Obit, was published the week prior, on 22 Oct 1919.).
Albert Adams entry, Death Records, Book 2, page 224, Office of the Registrar, County Court House, Denison, Crawford Co., IA. Hereinafter cited as Adams, Albert Death Record.
Funeral Card, Collection of Cynthia Simon, 304 Hillcrest Blvd., Ballwin, MO.
Individual's gravestone.
"Adams, Albert Obituary", 29 Oct 1919.
Glazier & Filby, compiler, Germans to America Volume 25, page 161. Hereinafter cited as Germans to America.
Mortgage Deed: He signed his name Adam, Crawford County, Iowa, Denison, IA. Hereinafter cited as Albert Adams 1883 Deed.
"Adams, Albert Obituary", 29 Oct 1919.
Prussian Government papers, Albert Adam and family, release from Prussian citizenship, 1871.
"Adams, Albert Obituary", 29 Oct 1919.
"Obituary of G. A. Adams," Charter Oak Times, Charter Oak, IA, 4 Jan 1934, Says they lived in Chicago until Gus was 13 (1878/79). Hereinafter cited as Adams, Gustav Obituary.
"Adams, Albert Obituary", 29 Oct 1919.
Contract Land Deed, Crawford County, Crawford Co., IA. Hereinafter cited as Adams, Albert 1885 Land Deed.
Albert Adams, Naturalization papers, (1st papers - 27 Sept 1881, 2nd papers - 9 Nov 1883); Office of the Registrar, County Court House, Denison, Crawford Co., IA.
Albert Adams 1883 Deed.
Individual's gravestone, Old Catholic (Irish) Cemetery near Denison, IA (Sec 18 East Boyer).
Ibid., Old Catholic (Irish) Cemetery Sec 18. East Boyer Township.
death book 2, page 224


document releasing Albert Adam and his family from their Prussian citizenship

The translation is as follows:

Köslin [Coeslin], 14 March 1871


The undersigned representative of the Royal Prussian Government herewith certifies that the petition of leaseholder Albert Adam of Wussow, Administrative District of Lauenburg, and his wife Marianne née Pioch and the following minor children under paternal control:

1. Wilhelm Johann Friedrich, born 4 June 1851,
2. Rudolph Friedrich, born 8 October 1860,
3. Carl Magnus, born 10 June 1863,
4. Gustav Adolph, born 18 September 1865,
5. Adolph Hermann Wilhelm. born 26 October 1868

to be released as Prussian subjects for the purpose of emigrating to North America has been approved. Effective with the delivery of this document into the hands of the petitioner, the named persons are released from all duties and obligations as subjects of the Prussian Crown.

Royal Prussian Government
Ministry of Internal Affairs

Delivered into the hands of petitioner
in Lauenburg, 28 March 1871

signed: District Administrator [Landrat]


In the upper left-hand corner of the document is the fee stamp. The fee Albert Adam was charged was half a Thaler (or to use the post-1902 revised spelling: Taler) or 15 Groschen. One Taler was divided into 30 Groschen. (The English word "dollar" derives from the German word "Taler".) Prior to German unification in 1871, the various German states had separate currencies. Germany became a unified country on January 18, 1871, and in 1873, the Mark, divided into 100 Pfennig, replaced all the old currencies as the new national currency. Taler coins, however, which were silver, remained in circulation in northern Germany until 1907 and were worth 3 Marks.


More About Albert Adams:
Burial: Unknown, St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Charter Oak, Crawford Co., IA. , ,.
Census: 1880, Hanover, Crawford, Iowa.
Immigration: May 25, 1871, New York, NY.
Naturalization: November 09, 1883, Denison, Crawford Co., IA..
Occupation: 1880, Farmer.

More About Albert Adams and Marianne Amalia Pioch:
Marriage: Abt. 1844, Pomerania.

Children of Albert Adams and Marianne Amalia Pioch are:
  1. +Gustavus Adolph Adams, b. September 13, 1865, Danzig, Pomerania/West Prussia (Now Gdansk in Poland),, d. December 27, 1933, Charter Oak, Crawford County, Iowa.
  2. Adolph Herman Wilhelm Adams, b. October 26, 1868, d. date unknown.
  3. Carl Mangus Adams, b. June 10, 1863, d. Bet. 1919 - 1933.
  4. Rudolph Friedrich Adams, b. October 08, 1860, d. July 13, 1943, O'Neill, Holt Co., NE.
  5. Wilhelm Johann Friedrich Adams, b. June 04, 1851, d. February 20, 1939, Denison, Crawford Co Iowa.
  6. Louisa Adams, b. December 01, 1848, (now Szczecin), Settin, Pomerania, d. December 22, 1934, Denison, Crawford Co., IA.
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