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Mathias Lux: Obituary and 1850 NY Census
Posted by: Christina Vander Vorst Date: November 11, 2000 at 12:34:56
In Reply to: Peter, Matthew, Mary Lux, IA, Germany by Mitch Vander Vorst of 371

Ok, I thought it might be good to get some actual sources on here. So here are some of the sources I have on Mathias. I also have a letter from Viola, Peter's daughter, which talks about Mathias' reasons for coming to America, if any of you are interested.

_Delhi Monitor_, Delhi, IA, December 09, 1886
Mathias Lux
LUX (same as above in Manchester Press]
Mr. Lux was born in Prussia, Germany, June 02, 1809. He was married in 1837, and emigrated to the United States in 1849, settling in New York State, where he lived until the year 1856, when he came to Dubuque, Iowa, and remained ther until 1866, from which place he removed to Delhi township, where he resided all the time up to his death. He was the father of 12 children, six of whom survive him. An aged wife, a brother in Germany, and 4 sons, Peter, Joseph, John and George Lux, and 2 daughters, Mrs. Catherine Wagner and Mrs. John McElmeel, besides a large circle of friends are left to mourn. The children were all present at the time of his death.

Mr. Lux had been as well as usual until a few days before his death. He was a faithful member of the Roman Catholic church, an honest upright man, and respected by all who knew him. The funeral was held Monday, at Worthington, Rev. Father Herr, officiating.
1850 Census, New York
1st Ward Schenectady City, 30th August (p.98)

Mathias Lux, age 41, male, tailor, born in Germany
Maria C. Lux, age 35, female, born in Germany
Eve C. Lux, age 12, female, born in Germany, attending school
Peter Lux, age 10, male, born in Germany, attending school
Joseph Lux, age 7, male, born in Germany, attending school
Eliza Lux, age 2, female, born in Germany

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