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Causes of Death
Of Louisa's three marriages, these two documents of Louisa's third marriage, are the only ones that we could find, thanks to Kathryn and Tom Peters. Louisa was married first to a Civil War soldier named William Schneider. He died in battle just a few months after the wedding, but not before Louisa became pregnant. She gave birth to William Schneider, Jr. Unfortunately, he lived for little more than one year. A year later, Louisa married her second husband, another Civil War soldier name Jacob Bechtold. He survived the war and he and Louisa had five children. When Jacob died in 1887, Louisa was only 40 years old. In 1890, it appears she married for the third time, to Jacob Gammel, documented below.
There is a curious and mysterious entry on the first document, the Marriage Return. For "Last name, if a widow", it says "Greise" or "Greiss".
Marriage Date: May 20, 1890 Marriage Location: Newark, NJ Groom: Jacob Gammel; age 46; born in Germany; occupation: Laborer; His second marriage Groom's Residence: 141 ????? (could be Hansbury or Hamburg), Newark, NJ Groom's Father: ??????; birthplace: Germany Groom's Mother: Margarete Hild?????; birthplace: Germany Bride: Louise Ittlingmeier; age 44; born in Germany; Widowed name: Greiss (?); her third marriage Bride's Residence: 91 Springfield Ave, Newark, NJ Bride's Father: Ludwig; birthplace: Germany Bride's Mother: Margarethe Gauss; birthplace: ? Witnesses: Chr. Schneider and Mathilda Neuler Minister: R. Katerndahl