PIONEERS AND IMMIGRANTS
Joseph Staudenraus

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Collection George W. Neuman
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Description Albumen print mounted on pink colored card stock of Joseph Staudenraus.

Year Range from 1884
Year range to 1888
Medium Cardstock/Photographic Paper/Ink
Notes Bust view image of STAUDENRAUS, Joseph - Lt., Company F, 19th Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. He wears a dark coat and has a moustache and goatee.

Joseph was born at Laupheim, Germany. He was a son of Ignatz and Magdalena (Aich) Staudenraus. They were natives of Germany and both died there. Joseph emigrated to America in May 1854 at age 20 years. He landed at New York and travelled to Toledo, Ohio, where he was engaged as a shoe maker. Joseph removed to Wisconsin on June 26, 1854 and settled at Oshkosh, Winnebago County. He went to St. Louis and enlisted on Apr. 15, 1861. Joseph was assigned as a Private to Company C, 2nd Regiment, Missouri Volunteer Infantry He was mustered in as a Sergeant in that company. He was then discharged on Aug. 31, 1861 at the end of his term of enlistment. Joseph returned to Oshkosh, where he enlisted on Jan. 29, 1862. He was assigned as above and was then promoted to Orderly Sergeant when the regiment was organized. Joseph was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant of that company while stationed at Chapin's Farm on July 1, 1864. He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant on Nov. 28, 1864 but was not mustered at that rank. He was mustered out on Apr. 29, 1865. Joseph returned to Oshkosh and then went back to his native land. He was married there on Aug. 26, 1865 to Mary Denzel. She was born on Oct. 6, 1841 at Lauphein, Germany. Joseph returned to Oshkosh in fall of 1865 and was engaged in the hotel business, being the owner of the Tremont. He was listed in 1868 as operating a saloon and residing at 81 Waugoo Street in Oshkosh. A Jacob Staudenraus was also residing in Oshkosh at that time. Joseph was listed in the veteran section of the 1885 Wisconsin State census at P.O. Oshkosh. He was leasing the Tremont and had retired by 1888, when he was listed as a member of GAR Post #241 at Oshkosh. Joseph and Mary had four children: Lena, married in Winnebago County on Mar. 20, 1893 to Joseph Berger; Albert A.; Bertha J., married in Winnebago County on Apr. 25, 1895 to Killian Frey; and Emma Staudenraus. Roman S., a brother of Joseph, also resided at Oshkosh. He was married in Winnebago County on Aug. 30, 1869 to Theresa Stietz. Another brother, Jacob, resided in the Dakota Territory in 1888. Joseph was listed in the 1890 federal census as residing in the town of Oshkosh at P.O. Oshkosh. Marie, widow of Joseph, died in Oshkosh at the Tremont House on July 31, 1903. She had been residing there for five weeks after having removed from her home on High Street. She was planning to erect a new home and was staying temporarily with son-in-law K.C. Frey of the Tremont. Joseph had died about a year and one half earlier. Emma, his daughter, was listed in 1905 as residing at the Tremont House.

{US 1890; WC-V 1885; ROV; SCA 1:510-1; T-1868; WCMR v.1 p.439 #2810; OWN 01 Aug 1903}
{WCMR v.7 p.455 #2882; WCMR v.8 p.142 #1059; B-1905}
Object ID P2004.4.2
Object Name cabinet card
People Staudenraus, Joseph
Place Oshkosh, WI
Print size 4.25" x 6.5"
Subjects Portrait photographs
Male
Civil War
Soldiers
Veterans
Grand Army of the Republic
19th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
Immigrants
German-Americans
Shoemakers
Hotels
Saloons
Tremont House
Title Joseph Staudenraus
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