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Louis Duenweg  



Miss Lois Temple, 681 Swan, is spending a few weeks at Lake Maxin- kuckee, the guest of her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Duenweg. Mr. and Mrs. Duenweg and family have been at Lake Maxinkuckee a number of weeks and have purchased a cottage there. Terre Haute Saturday Spectator, Saturday, July 30, 1921


Louis Duenweg b. 1839 near Cologne,Germany/Prussia d. 9 May 1913 - Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, son of P John & Friedrika (Mebus) Duenweg; married May 7 1864 Catherine van Schellenbeck/Lehelbubeck b. 1842 Cologne Germany Prussia d. 9 May 1930 - Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana buried 12 MAY 1930. Both buried Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana
    Mr. LOUIS DUENWEG, who for fifteen years has had charge of the books of the distillery now operated by Cox & Fairbanks, is a native of Germany, near Cologne, where he was born about the year 1837. At the age of nineteen years he had become a graduate and shortly after began at keeping books. In 1859 he emigrated to the United States and located at Terre Haute, where in 1864 he took charge of the books of Alex. McGregor & Co., distillers. Since that time he has had charge of the books of that institution during the different changes of proprietorship. It is now about twenty-three years since he first began at bookkeeping. During that time he has probably at one time done a greater amount of work than any other bookkeeper of Terre Haute. The firm with which he is now connected is the largest of the city.- History of Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN - 1880 - businesses

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    Louis DUENWEG Highly influential and honored for his broad participation in the financial industrial and commercial progress of Terre Haute Louis Duenweg has for almost half a century been a notable figure in the substantial development of his city and state He is a strong and able representative of Germany his fatherland and America his adopted country and the land to which he has donated his best energies of body and mind since the earlier years of his mature life He is a native of that country born near the city of Cologne on the 9th of October 1837 his education in the fatherland including not only a scholastic but a commercial training In 1856 he became a bookkeeper in the great iron works of Ruhrort known as Phoenix II but three years later came to the United States with the determination to become an independent factor in Terre Haute the city of his location.

    Mr Duenweg is therefore within a year of having attained the golden anniversary of his settlement in this city The first few months therein were spent in search of employment and in 1860 he commenced to learn the printer's trade with the German newspaper then in existence Finally he reached the position of foreman but six months in this capacity determined him to enter the field of business He was a fine accountant and within the succeeding three years was bookkeeper for the packing company of Farrington & Williams H D Williams wholesale grocer and the distillery of Alexander McGregor & Company He served the last named from 1864 to 1869 when H H ulman purchased the distillery and Mr Duenweg not only continued in his old position but later on bought a small interest in the business He thus continued with H ulman & Fairbanks and Cox & Fairbanks, successive proprietors of the business, and when Mr. Cox retired from the firm he became joint owner of the same, his partner being Crawford Fairbanks. These two gentlemen finally organized the Terre Huate Distillery COmpany, and in 1887 Mr. Duenweg retired from the business, leaving Mr. Fairbanks as sole proprietor.

    Since the time of his retirement from the Terre Haute Distilling Company twenty years ago Mr Duenweg has been identified with many important enterprises all highly successful For a number of years he was extensively interested in lead and zinc mines of the Joplin district Missouri and has developed several very productive properties During this period he was president of the Center Valley Lead and Zinc Company and secretary of the Duenweg Mining Company The little city of Duenweg Missouri a place of 2,500 pop ulation founded largely upon the industries of this and other mines was named in honor of this sturdy Terre Haute citizen For a number of years Mr Duenweg was also president of the Vigo Clay Company and has long been connected with the Central Manufacturing Company of this city successively as secretary president and director At the present time he is president of the Union Savings Association president of the Star Exploring and Mining Company vice president of the Terre Haute Abattoir and Stock Yards Company and vice president of the People's Brewing Company

    On May 7 1864 Mr Duenweg was married to Miss Catherine van Schellenbeck who was born in Cologne Germany and they have the following children Mathilde Otto E interested in mining properties at Webb City Missouri Louis secretary and treasurer of the Central Manufacturing Company of Terre Haute Annie R who married Frank Temple manager of the Central Manufacturing Company and Bertha who became the wife of LW Ott of Indianapolis now a resident of California pg. 632-3 Greater Terre Haute and Vigo County closing the first century's history of city and county, showing the growth of their people, industries and wealth By Charles Cochran Oakey

    How Duenweg, Misouri Got Its Name
      Otto Duenweg and his father, Louis, of Terre Haute, Indiana, had been interested in the mining district since 1894. Their first investments in Missouri were made by Louis Duenweg, in Aurora. In that same year both Louis and Otto were associated in the opening of The Silver Dick mine in Center Valley, north of Webb City. A year later, in 1895, a new camp southeast of Webb City, where G. P. Ashcraft and J. Allen Hardy had been opening up some great lead diggings, attracted the attention of the Indiana capitalists. The Duenwegs purchased some of the largest of the newly discovered mines. The mining camp became known from that time on as "Duenweg", in honor of the men who had undertaken the development of this new territory.

      Otto Duenweg was only 25 years old when the town was given his last name. He died just 13 years later, August 14, 1908, in Manitou Springs, Colorado, after undergoing emergency surgery. Mr. Duenweg was on a vacation trip with a group of friends from Webb City, when he was stricken with an illness. - The History of Duenweg, Missouri: Home of the Old Federal Mine by Billie June (Bartley) Ingram, please contact City Hall.

    Men of Indiana in nineteen hundred and one (1901) by Adolph Benesch (1901 Indianapolis, Ind., Cleveland, O., The Benesch publishing company)

    They have the following children :
      2 Matilda DUENWEG b. 1865 d. 10 Sep 1911 - Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana buried Highland Lawn Cemetery in Terre Haute
      3 Otto Eugene DUENWEG b. 1868 d. 14 Aug. 1908 Manitou Springs, Colorado buried Highland Lawn Cemetery in Terre Haute
      4 Louis DUENWEG b. Aug 1871 - Indiana
      5 Anna R. DUENWEG was born 1874/1880 Indiana
      6 Bertha DUENWEG m. Louis W. Ott of Indianapolis now a resident of California


    Second Generation

    4 Louis DUENWEG b. Aug 1870/1 - Indiana, d. Dec 1924 - Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana; m. Marie K Coons b. 6 Apr 1882 d. Nov 1927 - Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana. Both buried Highland Lawn Cemetery in Terre Haute
      Lewis Duenweg b. 26 Jul 1915/1916 - Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana; d. b. 1916 d. 2005 buried Highland Lawn Cemetery in Terre Haute
        director of training & communications for the Detriot Edison Co. Detriot, Michgian?

        1936 Louis Duenweg (E.E.) died last December. He had been a resident of Grosse Pointe Park, Mich. - ROSE-H ulMAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Echos Vol. 2005-2006, No. 2 Spring 2006
      Otto E Duenweg b. 16 Jun 1918 - Vigo, Indiana, d. 2003d. 2005 buried Highland Lawn Cemetery in Terre Haute
      Beatrice L. Duenweg b. born January 22, 1913 Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana d. July 27, 1989 Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana

        Beatrice L. Duenweg, 76, of Terre Haute died at 1:45 p.m. Thursday, July 27, 1989 in Union Hospital. She was a retired Gerstmeyer High School teacher and had worked at Terre Haute North High School.

        She was born January 22, 1913, in Terre Haute to Louis Duenweg and Marie Koons Duenweg.

        Survivors include two brothers, Otto E. Duenweg of Napoleon, Ohio, and Louis Duenweg of Detroit, Michigan; and cousins.

        She was a member of the Vigo County Teachers Association.

        Services were in the Patrick J. Ryan Funeral Home. Burial was at Highland Lawn Cemetery in Terre Haute.


    5 Anna R. DUENWEG was born 1874/1880 Indiana. She appeared in the census Apr 1910 & 1920 in Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana. She died Jan 1924 Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana buried Highland Cemetery Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana. Her name also given as Dunney. Given name also appears in birth records of her children as Susan; married 28 Jul 1896 in Marshall Co., Indiana Frank E. TEMPLE divorced before 1920. Children were:
      Lois M. TEMPLE, born 31 Jan 1900 Vigo Co., Indiana Book H-6. p. 61 d. 1978; married ROBERT LEWIS OSMAN HAIGSr.b. was born on 30 Dec 1897 Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana d. Feb 1983 both buried Highland Cemetery Terre Haute, Indiana
      Richard Duenweg. TEMPLE. b.1904 d. 1968
      Ruth E. TEMPLE b. 30 Aug 1906 - Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana





    1887 Terre Haute,Vigo Co. Directory

    Page 171
    Duenweg Louis, res 517 S 7th.
    Duenweg Matilda Miss, res 517 S 7th.
    Duenweg Otto, clrk T H Distilling Co,res 517 S 7th.






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