Anna Kalert Rebmann

My maternal great grandmother Anna Kalert Rebmann

My great grandmother Anna Marie Kalert was born in St Louis, Missouri, in May 1860. The picture above shows her as a young women in St Louis. Her parents Friedrich and Elisabetha arrived in New Orleans from Bavaria in Germany in May 1857. They settled up the Mississippi river in St Louis and raised a family of 6.

Anna was working as a servant in St Louis in 1880, but by May 1890 she had married Henry Rebmann in Buffalo, NY. I don’t know how she got to New York or how they met.

The two had 5 children between 1890 and 1898, one of whom was my grandmother Louise. Unfortunately Anna’s husband Henry died in 1912 at the age of 47, leaving Anna with the family to care for. My grandmother left school after the 5th grade to help support the family because of this. Times must have been tough!

Anna lived the rest of her life in Tonawanda and Buffalo, NY. She died in December 1930 while living with her daughter Elizabeth.

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