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HORN Family History - Generation 2

William Horn (John, Henry Joseph)
1820 - 1895

According to the 1860 Federal Census William Horn was living in Harford County with his wife Margaret. In 1880 William Horn was living at the home of Henry Joseph Horn in Baltimore City. William is identifed as Herny's brother, male, widower, age 56, born Germany, both parents born Germany. He may have been retired by then as no occupation is provided in the record. The Census place was 5th Ward, Precinct 1, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Maryland [source: 1880 Federal Census]. William is not enumerated in the 1900 census.

Birth: 1820 Hesse-Darmstadt (source: 1860 Federal Census)

Spouse: Margaret (last name unknown) born 1825 in Pennsylvania (source: 1860 Federal Census). Their marriage probably took place in Pennsylvania or Maryland.

Emigration/Naturalization: unknown, assumed to be around 1834 through the port of Baltimore, MD.

Children: Henry, Jacob, John

Census records:
1850 Federal Census,
Residence, Jarrettsville, Harford County, MD. Household #708.
William Horn, 30, b. 1820 Germany,
Margaret Horn, 26, wife, b. 1824 PA

1860 Federal Census (Series M653, Roll 476, Pg 499).
Residence: Jarrettsville, Marshall District, Harford County, MD.
William Horn, 40, Farmer, born Hesse-Darmstadt (Germany). Value of real estate $300, personal estate $50.
Margaret Horn, 35, wife.

Death/Burial: Buried in the Salem Evangelical Church Cemetery is a William Horn, death date 1 May 1895. Also listed is a Margaret Horn, death date 25 June 1877. She is not enumerated in the 1880 census in which her husband is listed in the Henry Joseph Horn (his brother) household in Baltimore.

Adam Horn (John, Henry Joseph)
1823 - 1885

Adam Horn is enumerated in the 1850, 1860, and 1880 Census records, living in Jarrettsville, Harford County, Maryland. His age in 1880 is given as 57 years old, his occupation is farmer, and he was born in Hesse Darmstadt, as were his parents. Adam's wife's name was Charlotte, same age, occupation housekeeping. Charlotte was born in Hilwart Hesse (Germany), her parents were born in Prussia.

Birth: 1823 Hesse-Darmstadt

Spouse: Charlotte Lemsermire, b. 11 November, 1821, died 26 August 1900. Buried Salem Evangelical Church Cemetery, Jarrettsville, MD. Marriage date and place unknown.

Emigration/Naturalization: unknown, but probably around 1834 through the port of Baltimore, MD.

Children: Henry, William, Jeremiah, Mary Ellen, Laura E., Phillipina, and Adam.

Census records:
1860 Federal Census
Residence: Jarrettsville, MD
Adam HORN, 40, Farmer, Value of Real Estate $150, value of personal property $50, born Hesse-Darmstadt
Charlotte Horn, 37, born Hanover (Germany)
Henry Horn, 14, born MD
William Horn, 7, born MD
Jeremiah Horn, 5, born MD
Mary E. Horn, 2, born MD
Charlotte Horn, 1/12, born MD

1880 Federal Census
Residence: Jarrettsville, MD
Adam HORN, 57, born Hesse-Darmstadt, parents born Hesse-Darmstadt.
Charlotte Horn, 57, keeping house, born Hanover, parents born Prussia.
William Horn, age 27, Single, born in MD, occupation Blacksmith
Jeremiah Horn, age 24 Single, born in MD, occupation Farmer
Mary Ellen Horn, age 22, Single, born in MD
Laura E. Horn, age 19, Single, born in MD
Phillafina S. Horn, age 17, Single, born in MD
Adam HORN, age 15, single, born in MD

Death and Burial: Adam Horn was enumerated in the 1880 census. There is an Adam Horn buried in Salem Evangelical Church Cemetery who died on 23 July 1855; this is therefore not him, but most likely a relation. Another record, which is most likely the correct one, for Adam Horn is dated 3 May 1885. His wife Charlotte is enumerated in the 1900 census, shortly before her death, as a widow (age 77) living with her son-in-law Adam R. Stiltz (50), daughter Laura E. (39), and grandson Harrold Stiltz (10). Residence: Bel Air, MD.

Henry Joseph Horn (John, Henry Joseph)

Birth: Henry Joseph Horn was born in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany to John and Elizabeth Horn on May 20, 1830.

Marriage: November 30, 1850, Baltimore, MD to Ellen Gross, the daughter of Jacob (b. 1776) and Catherine (last name unknown, b. 1793) Gross. Her parents were born in Alsace-Lorraine, France. Ellen was born April 8, 1832 in Jarrettsville, MD. She died May 4, 1916 in Baltimore City, MD [source of birth and death dates: Death Certificate #94887 City of Baltimore.]

Children: George E., John Henry, Mary L., Katherine V.

Death/Burial: March 15, 1917, Baltimore City, MD. Source: Health Department - City of Baltimore, MD. death record #3360, age 85 years 9 months 23 days.

Emigration: 1834 through the Port of Baltimore, MD. According to family records Henry "came to America with his father John Horn when he was about 4 years old in 1834."

Naturalization: 28 Oct 1861, Baltimore, MD [Source: Index to Naturalization Petitions to the US., Circuit and District Courts for Maryland 1797-1951, Hol-Kerr. M1168, Roll 8, Cabinet 37/10.]

U.S. Passport Application: Date: June 13, 1885. Passport Number 2194. In this document, Henry Joseph Horn declared on the 12th of June 1885 that he was born on the 20th day of May, 1830 in City of Hesse Darmstadt, that he was a naturalized citizen of the US. He is described in the passport application as age 55, stature: 5 feet, 5-1/2 inches, feature: prominent forehead, blue eyes, regular nose, medium size mouth, regular chin, silver grey hair, fair complexion and regular face. The Notary Public asked in a letter that accompanied the application if the passport could be provided to the applicant no later than the next Monday as Henry was to leave on his trip on Tuesday. As June 12th was a Friday, the ship would have sailed out of Baltimore harbor on June 16th. Henry's brother Adam had died less than 6 weeks before Henry applied for the passport and perhaps that prompted his decision to travel abroad, most likely to see family in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany. Henry's address was given in the letter as No. 61 Aisquith Street, City of Baltimore, MD. According to the record, Henry's naturalization record accompanied the application, however it is not provided in the record online.

Census Records:

1860 Federal Census
Residence: Jarrettsville, Harford County, MD
Henry J. Horn, 31, Farmer, Value of real estate $3,000, personal property $500. Born Hesse-Darmstadt
Ellen Horn, 29, wife, born Maryland
George Horn, 8, born MD
John Horn, 6, born MD
Mary Horn, 4, born MD
Catherine Horn, 1, born MD
Andrew Emrich, 19, farmer, born Hesse Darmstadt
Catherine Gross, 66, (mother-in-law) born France

1880 Federal Census (Vol 5, E.D. 42, Sheet 2, Line 2)
Residence: 76 Aisquith Street, City of Baltimore, MD.
Henry J. Horn, 50, Occupation: Oyster Packer
Ellen Horn, 47, spouse
Mary L. Horn, 22, daughter,
Kate V. Horn, 20, daughter
Ella V. Horn, 4, grand-daughter
William Horn, 56, Brother

1900 Federal Census:
Residence: 624 East Eager St., Baltimore City, MD
William Weigner, born June 1847,52, married 12 years, born MD, parents born Germany, Shipping Clerk
Mary E. Weigner, wife, b. April 1857, age 43, no children, born MD, father born Germany, mother born MD
Henry J. Horn, father-in-law, born May 1830, age 70, married 44 years, Naturalized 1832, 68 years in USA., not employed
Ellen Horn, mother-in-law, born April 1834, age 66, married 44 years, 8 children born, 3 living, b. MD, parents born Germany.

1910 Federal Census:
Residence: 2400 Block, 2413 Greenmount Avenue, Baltimore, MD
William Weigner, 59, married 24 years, clerk, grocery, worker
Mary E. Weigner, 54, wife, grocer owner
George Weigner, 57, brother, butcher, grocer
Henry J. Horn, 80, father-in-law, married 60 years,
Ellen Horn, 77, mother-in-law, 4 children born - 4 living
Gertrude Heyn, 18 niece, single, born MD.