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John August Grenzig Sr. and Family
abt 1878

Helena Sophie
8/1/1867 - 3/18/1927  age 59
John August Jr.
6/30/1863 - 4/8/1944  age 80
Sophie Carolina Zander
8/25/1835 - 9/14/1922  age 87
John August Sr.
2/4/1833 - 8/12/1908  age 75

Arrived in the USA June 1870


John August Grenzig Sr.

bulletBorn Feb 4th 1833  Britten Dorgan Germany
bulletTwo brothers and one sister
bulletMoved to Berlin to learn the Mason trade.  abt 1850's
bulletMarried Sophie Zander: June 15th, 1862  age 29
bulletChildren: John August, June 1863; Helen, Aug 1867; 
Robert, Feb 1870
bulletImmigrated to USA: June 1870, Ship: Westphalia
bulletContracted Small Pox abt 1871,72
bulletBuilt a 4 Family Home at 25 Starr St., Brooklyn NY, June 1873
bulletBecame a US Citizen Date Unknown
bulletWorked as a Mason
bulletWorked as a Printer for George Monroe Publisher
bulletRetired 1888 (age 55) and opened a candy store at 25 Starr St.
bulletDied: August 12, 1908 age 75
bulletBuried at Evergreen Cemetery
bullet25 Starr St. home was sold - between 1911- 1920
bulletSophie moved in with William Klein

See AJG Letter 1970, or  JAGJr. Letter 1942   for more detail