Walter Karstens from California c. 1880 married to Lea Hibbard

+3 votes
196 views

I am seeking information about Walter William Karstens, born in California on Feb. 1, 1880 (I believe).  He married Lea Hibbard (Hibbard-522) and was father to Alyce Karstens Dods Coleman (Karstens-11) and a second daughter Elinor or Eleanor, who may be alive.  I know he worked as a sign painter in San Francisco, and probably died in California.  He is not buried with Lea, so they may have divorced. At one time I believe they lived in Alameda, California.

Thank you for any assistance or information you are able to provide!

 

WikiTree profile: Walter Karstens
in Genealogy Help by Joan Copping G2G Rookie (280 points)

2 Answers

+2 votes
 
Best answer

Use the free search tool at: https://familysearch.org/search

U S  Census, 1880 San Francisco, CA

Citing this Record: "United States Census, 1880," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M6PD-DH2

Self  Charles Carstens  M 39 GER

Wife  Maria Carstens  F 26 GER

Son  Walter Carstens  M 0 CA

Dau  Otelia Carstens  F 5 CA

Son  Irvine Carstens  M 1 CA

Dau  Alice Carstens  F 4 CA   

 

Walter lived in CA, KS, MO, wife Lea/Maude:   Mother Maria is widowed in 1900

https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3A%22walter%20W%22%20%2Bsurname%3Akarstens~%20%2Bbirth_place%3Aca~%20%2Bbirth_year%3A1880-1880~%20%2Bspouse_givenname%3A%22lea%20m%22~%20%2Bfather_givenname%3Acharles~%20%2Bfather_surname%3Akarstens~%20%2Bmother_givenname%3Amaria~

If you trace the above  brother Irvine/Erwin Karstens,  husband of Adeline Esrey  of PA– his parents are also listed as Karstens/Zweig on his death cert as are Walter's.

https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3A%22erwin%20c%22%20%2Bsurname%3Akarstens~%20%2Bbirth_place%3Aca~%20%2Bbirth_year%3A1878-1879~%20%2Bspouse_givenname%3Aadeline~%20%2Bfather_givenname%3Acharles~%20%2Bfather_surname%3Akarstens~%20%2Bmother_givenname%3Amaria~

Charles Karsten b. abt 1841 Germany:  mostly found on CA voter lists prior to 1880 census

https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3Acharles%20%2Bsurname%3Akarstens~%20%2Bbirth_place%3AGER~%20%2Bbirth_year%3A1841-1841~%20%2Bany_place%3Aca%20%2Bany_year%3A1850-1900~

by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (717k points)
selected by Joan Copping
Very helpful, very informative.  Thank you so much!
+2 votes

I believe this may be him:

California, Death Index, 1940-1997 about Walter William Karstens

Name: Walter William Karstens
 
Social Security #: 067031471
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 1 Feb 1880
Birth Place: California
Death Date: 7 Feb 1948
Death Place: Los Angeles
Mother's Maiden Name: Zweig
Father's Surname: Karstens

 

by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
Thank you...that is him!  Definitely helps clarify a point or two!

Related questions

+3 votes
1 answer
+2 votes
4 answers
517 views asked Aug 16, 2012 in Genealogy Help by anonymous
+4 votes
4 answers
220 views asked Sep 1, 2017 in Genealogy Help by Beulah Cramer G2G6 Pilot (238k points)
+3 votes
1 answer
+8 votes
1 answer
90 views asked Mar 13, 2016 in Genealogy Help by anonymous

WikiTree  ~  About  ~  Help Help  ~  Search Person Search  ~  Surname:

disclaimer - terms - copyright

...