Walter Sweetman married Sophia Sandgathe. She was the sister of my great grandfather Johann Franz Hugo (Hugo) Sandgathe. My grandparents were Hugoâ€™s daughter, Beth Sandgathe, and Phil Gervais. Phil and Beth Gervaisâ€™ farm was next door to a Sweetman farm, just east of Currie on Hwy 30.
I am trying to fill in the descendants of Franz Nicholas Sandgathe and Catharina Haferkamp. Those individuals were the parents to Hugo and Sophia. They had eight children total. I have the descendants of most of those siblings.
Sophia was the only Sandgathe sib to remain in the Currie area. The Sandgathe name is now centered in Oregon (Hugo) and Canada (the other sibs). I have very little information on the Sweetman line from Walter and Sophia and I would like to fill it in. Several others in the Sandgathe line who are doing genealogy work would also be interested in this information. What little information I have is below. I have a fair amount of Sandgathe information including partial ancestors for an additional six generations back from Sophia.
The Sandgatheâ€™s came from Borbeck, Westphalia, Prussia (Germany). This was a small community just outside and on the northwest side of Essen. It is now just a neighborhood in Essen. Sophia was evidently born in Gelsenkirchen, Westphalia, Prussia. This community is close to Borbeck and just northeast of Essen. If you search Expedia.com, it will place both on a map. Also, there are some nice period maps (1880â€™s) available. The Atlas des Deutschen Reichs by Ludwig Ravenstein 1883 is richly detailed (and shows Borbeck). It is available on-line from the Memorial Library at the University of Wisconsin-Madison http://www.library.wisc.edu/etext/ravenstein
I have many of the descendents from the Sandgathe line (with some holes). It is an unusual last name; so far, it appears that most with that name are related.
Franz Nicholas Sandgathe (Hugo and Sophiaâ€™s father) was a captain in the Uhlan Calvary of the Prussian Army. He fought in the Franco-Prussian War. They came to America to keep their son out of the army and poor economic conditions in Germany. Katharina (Hugo and Sophia's mother) was tired of the men in the family dying in war, and encouraged him to start a new life in the west. In Germany, they were well off enough to have maids etc. They emigrated via New York with family in 1882, and settled in Currie, MN.
Franz Nicholas Sandgathe died in Salt Lake City, UT in 1889. We do not know what he was doing there when he died.
In 1900 or 1901 Hugo and Sophia's brother Felix, with their sister Paula and her husband William Donnelly, moved to Granum, Alberta. Another brother, Francis Nicholas Sandgathe followed shortly after. In 1902 Katharina arrived with Emil. Katharina died in 1916 from pneumonia after returning from a trip visiting Hugo in Oregon. Hugo arrived in Canada in 1909 to operate two steam-powered threshing machines. Hugo left Granum after the threshing was finished and went to Winnipeg. In 1910 he moved on, expecting to end up in California.
Hugoâ€™s first wife, Eleanor Ewen, had died young (1906). Hugo left his daughter, Beth (age 9), with Eleanorâ€™s sister, Anna Hoffman, to be raised. Hugo ended up in Oregon, married Anna Boller, and started another family. This is the source of the Oregon Sandgatheâ€™s. The Canadian Sandgatheâ€™s are from the rest of the family.
I have a family photo taken in 1874 in Germany with Hugo, Sophia, and Maria as young children. The first child, Elizabeth Lucia, had died prior to 1874. There are separate photos of Franz Nicholas Sandgathe in his Prussian army uniform and Katharina later in life.
Children of Franz Nicholas Sandgathe and Catharina Haferkamp. This list is the 2nd generation only. I have information through the 6-7th generations in some cases if interested.
1 Franz Nicholas Sandgathe b: August 28, 1843 in Borbeck, Westphalia, Prussia d: 1889 in Salt Lake City, UT
.. +Catharina Haferkamp b: 1846 in Borbeck, Westphalia, Prussia d: January 20, 1916 in Granum, Alberta m: June 04, 1867 in Borbeck, Westphalia, Prussia
..... 2 Elizabeth Lucia Sandgathe b: September 10, 1868 in Borbeck, Westphalia, Prussia d: Bef. 1874 in Borbeck, Westphalia, Prussia
..... 2 Johann Franz Hugo Sandgathe b: October 22, 1869 in Borbeck, Westphalia, Prussia d: April 23, 1929 in Springfield, OR
......... +Eleanor Ewen b: June 02, 1871 in Gau Algesheim, Hessen, Prussia d: August 14, 1906 in Currie, MN m: November 05, 1895 in Currie, MN
..... *2nd Wife of Johann Franz Hugo Sandgathe:
......... +Anna Marie Boller b: October 13, 1882 in Springfield, OR d: July 16, 1969 in Springfield, OR m: 1914 in Springfield, OR
..... 2 Sophia Sandgathe b: 1871 in Gelsenkirchen, Westphalia, Prussia d: 1956 in St Paul, MN
......... +Walter Sweetman m: 1888
..... 2 Maria Regina Sandgathe b: February 17, 1874 in Borbeck, Westphalia, Prussia d: 1956 in Oakland, CA
......... +Michael McSherry
..... 2 Paula Sandgathe b: 1876 in Borbeck, Westphalia, Prussia d: 1964 in McMinnville, OR
......... +William Donnelly
..... 2 Felix Jacob Sandgathe b: December 01, 1879 in Borbeck, Westphalia, Prussia d: March 20, 1940
......... +Susette Doris Grier b: October 15, 1882 in Fort MacLeod, Alberta d: December 10, 1964 m: Abt. 1904
..... 2 Emil Anthony Sandgathe b: January 27, 1884 in Currie, MN d: March 16, 1978 in Calgary, Alberta
......... +Ruth Foster b: November 30, 1882 in Nova Scotia d: January 01, 1974 in Calgary, Alberta m: February 18, 1908 in Eugene, OR
..... 2 Francis Nicholas Sandgathe b: May 26, 1886 in Currie, MN d: July 12, 1942 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
......... +Mary Bernice Boyle b: September 25, 1885 in Hopewell, New Brunswick d: January 29, 1978 in Calgary, Alberta m: October 11, 1909 in Blairemore, Alberta
Descendants of Sophia Sandgathe and Walter Sweetman
This is the only information I have on the descendants of this family
1 Sophia Sandgathe b: 1871 in Gelsenkirchen, Westphalia, Prussia d: 1956 in St Paul, MN
.. +Walter Sweetman m: 1888
..... 2 Walter Francis Sweetman b: 1888 d: 1963
..... 2 Elizabeth Mary Sweetman b: 1890 d: 1971
..... 2 Helen Margaret Sweetman b: 1891
..... 2 Frances Sophie Sweetman b: 1893 d: 1914
..... 2 Gertrude Sweetman b: 1894
..... 2 Catherine Eleanore Sweetman b: 1896 d: 1984
......... +Serenus Rodick
..... 2 Richard Sebastin Sweetman b: 1899
..... 2 Mary Alice Sweetman b: 1900 d: 1982
..... 2 Gerald Patrick Sweetman b: 1902 d: 1918
..... 2 Hugh Sweetman b: 1903 d: 1984
..... 2 Charles Emil Sweetman b: 1906 d: 1978
............. 3 Walter Sweetman
................. +Pat ???
............. 3 Lucia Sweetman
................. +Nawzad Oyhman
..... 2 John Sweetman b: 1905 in Sioux Falls, SD
......... +Maxine ???
............. 3 Elizabeth Sweetman
............. 3 Helen Sweetman
............. 3 Patty Sweetman
............. 3 ??? Sweetman
..... 2 Margaret Felicity Sweetman b: 1908 d: 1968
......... +John Kilty
..... 2 ??? Sweetman