The following information is from the files of my mother in law Doris Kaldenbach Bishop (1918-1992). Hope the information is helpful.
Mathias John Kaldenbach was born 20 Nov. 1822 in Berks Co. PA. His parents were Andrew Kaldenbach and Susanna Matilda Young. He was baptized 24 Nov. 1822 at Goshenhoppen Catholic Church in Berks Co. PA, sponsors Matthew Heilbergen and Barbara Heilbergen.
His father died in 1825 in Berks Co. PA and in 1830 the family shows up in the Census of Georgetown Washington D.C.
Family tradition says that Mathias John Kaldenbach studied to be a Catholic priest in Canada but was not accepted due to poor eyesight. He came back to Prince Georges Co. MD where he was a teacher.
Mathias John Kaldenbach married (1st) Elizabeth M. MacCubbin 7 Dec. 1846 in Prince Georges Co. MD. She was the daughter of Dr. John M.S. MacCubbin and Ann Naylor. They had two children:
Julia E. M. Kaldenbach (b. ca. 1848, d. after 1900)
Mathias John Kaldenbach Jr. (b. Dec. 1849, d. 16 Jun. 1894).
Mathias John Kaldenbach married (2nd) Ann Elizabeth Hook, daughter of William H. Hook, on 8 Aug. 1853 in Prince Georges Co. MD. According to her obituary in the Washington Star newspaper 10 May 1864, she died on 8 May 1864 after a severe illness of two weeks leaving a bereaved family and a large circle of friends to mourn her untimely loss.
On 28 Feb. 1859, an act to incorporate the Nottingham Division, number one hundred, of the Sons of Temperance Inc. “Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland, that John M.S. Maccubbin, John T. Stamp, William T. Hyde, M.J. Kaldenback, John W. Coffen, Samueal W. Carey, James Spicknall, M.H. Stamp, Robert Thompson, and James Naylor, of James, and others, officers and members of the Nottingham Division , number one hundred, of the Sons of Temperance, and all others who may become members of said division, and theirs successors, be and they are herby incorporated and made a body politic by the same and number of Nottingham Division, number one hundred, of the Sons of Temperance, and by that name may sue and be sued, and have a common seal, and the same, at their pleasure, to alter, and be entitled to use the powers and privileges incident to such corporation.
Mathias John Kaldenbach married (3rd) Mary Jane Hyde (b. 13 Dec. 1840; d. 26 May 1914) on 21 Apr. 1865 in Prince Georges Co. MD. She is buried at Epiphany Episcopal Church in Forestville MD. They had the following children:
Minnie Iola Kaldenbach (b. 6 Oct. 1870; d. 1946; married William S. Ryon in Nov. 1892)
George Clarence Kaldenbach (b. 19 Apr. 1872; d. 14 Aug. 1918; buried at Epiphany Episcopal Church in Forestville MD)
Ada Florence Kaldenbach (b. 30 Nov. 1873; married Charles Albert Ryon ca. 1894)
Mary Alice Kaldenbach (b. 12 Oct. 1876).
Mathias John Kaldenbach served as Justice of the Peace in Prince Georges Co. MD from 1867 to 1884.
Mathias John Kaldenbach died in 1885.
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