Louis Jacob Culmann

Louis Jacob Culmann

Male 1876 - 1962  (85 years)

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  • Name Louis Jacob Culmann 
    Born 17 Jul 1876  Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Jan 1962  Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 25 Jan 1962  Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Sect 50 Lot 138 No. 4, marker Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Flanner & Buchanan Funeral Home
    Notes 
    • 20 Apr 1910 Indianapolis IN Star, p. 10: "Real Estate Transfers and Building Permits. . . . Henry Moore to Louis J. Culmann et. ux., part lot 40, West's heirs' addition, 30 1/2 x 150 feet, improved, east side Missouri Street, north Eleventh Street. $1,300.00."

      4 May 1910 Indianapolis IN Star, p. 9: "Building Permits. . . . Louis Culmann, barn, 1111 North Missouri, $200."

      6 Nov 1912 Indianapolis IN Star: "CITY NEWS BRIEFS. Eugene Perrin, 707 Drake St, was arrested yesterday afternoon after he had admitted the theft of $30 during the last month from Louis Culmann, baker, 1212 North Senate Avenue, by whom he was employed. Culmann said he had been missing money since employing Perrin seven years ago. The police learned that Perrin had been purchasing clothing and other articles with a salary of only $5 per week."

      17 May 1916 Indianapolis IN Star, p.13: "Three Tied for Honors at Crooked Creek Shoot. . . . L. Culmann 50 41 . . . Mrs. Culmann 25 11."

      17 May & 1 Dec 1916 Indianapolis IN Star listed results of Crooked Creek Gun Club trap shoots for both L. Culmann and Mrs. L. Culmann.

      2 May 1917 Indianapolis IN Star, p. 11: "Culmann New President of Crooked Creek Gun Club. . . . Louis Culmann was elected President . . ."

      7 Nov 1917, 26 Nov 1919 Indianapolis IN Star listed results of Crooked Creek trap shoots for only L. Culmann.

      WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918: "Louis Jacob Culmann, age 42 b. 17 Jul 1876, home address: 1212 North Senate Ave, Indianapolis, IN; self-employed baker at same address, nearest relative: Mamie Katherine Culmann at same address; short, slender, brown eyes, dark hair, no disabilities."

      11 Dec 1919 Indianapolis IN Star listed results of Crooked Creek trap shoots for "Culmann, 41 . . . and [Roy E.] Thomas, 22."

      5 Jan, 11 May, 25 May, and 3 Aug 1921 Indianapolis IN Star listed results of Crooked Creek trap shoots for L. Culmann and Mrs. L. Culmann.





    Person ID I13496  Complete
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2018 

    Father John Culmann,   b. Aug 1844, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1913, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Mother Anna Margaret Hummerhagen,   b. Mar 1852, Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1930, Prob. Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Married 23 Sep 1873  Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941: "John Culmann & Margaaret Hummerhagen, m. 23 Sep 1873 Marion County."
    Family ID F5956  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mamie Katherine Thomas,   b. 4 Feb 1887, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1969, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 20 Jun 1906  Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • LDS FamilySearch Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992: "Louis J. Culmann, age 30 b. Abt. 1876 Indiana, father: John Culmann mother: Hummerhagen, single; & Mamie K. Thomas, age 20 b. Abt. 1886 Indiana, father: Robert Thomas mother: Davenport, single; m. 20 Jun 1906 Marion County."
    Children 
    +1. John Louis Culmann,   b. 18 Apr 1910, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1971, Miami, Dade County, Florida, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    +2. Louis Charles Culmann,   b. 13 Oct 1918, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1997, Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F5952  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Jul 1876 - Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Jun 1906 - Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Jan 1962 - Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 25 Jan 1962 - Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Sect 50 Lot 138 No. 4, marker Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Louis Jacob Culman (1876-1962) & Crooked Creek Gun Club
    Louis Jacob Culman (1876-1962) & Crooked Creek Gun Club

    These photos were scanned from a page of three snapshots in the World War I photo album of Roy Elmer Thomas.

    You can see that the facilities "Crooked Creek Gun Club" were rather primitive!

    Louis Jacob Culmann is the third from the left in the top photo.

    Roy Richard Thomas January 2008
    L to R:  Louis Jacob Culman, Lois Joann Culmann, Mamie Katherine Thomas Culmann (1956)
    L to R: Louis Jacob Culman, Lois Joann Culmann, Mamie Katherine Thomas Culmann (1956)
    Mamie Katherine Thomas & Louis Jacob Culman  1956
    Mamie Katherine Thomas & Louis Jacob Culman 1956
    Mamie Katherine Thomas & Louis Jacob Culmann 1956
    Mamie Katherine Thomas & Louis Jacob Culmann 1956

    Donna Everett recalled, May 2008:

    "How about that picture of Louis and Mamie fishing on that boat with her in high heeled shoes!

    That was the way she was. She also was very well known around this town [Indianapolis, Marion, IN] for all her hats. She had more hats than some of the local department stores."
    Louis Jacob Culmann family home
    Louis Jacob Culmann family home

    Fox Hill Drive, Indianapolis, Marion, IN. It appears to be a corner lot with both streets unpaved. The photo was probably taken in the 1920s.

    Documents
    Ira Bert Burks (1880-  ) & Louis Jacob Culmann (1876-1962), affidavit p. 1, 1907
    Ira Bert Burks (1880- ) & Louis Jacob Culmann (1876-1962), affidavit p. 1, 1907

    Civil War pension file of Robert Thomas (1847-1916)
    Ira Bert Burks (1880-  ) & LouisJacob Culmann (1876-1962) affidavit p. 2, 1907
    Ira Bert Burks (1880- ) & LouisJacob Culmann (1876-1962) affidavit p. 2, 1907

    Civil War pension file of Robert Thomas (1847-1916)
    Louis Jacob Culmann (1876-1962) affidavit p. 1, 16 Oct 1916
    Louis Jacob Culmann (1876-1962) affidavit p. 1, 16 Oct 1916

    In support of the Civil War widow pension application of Addie Davenport
    Louis Jacob Culmann (1876-1962) affidavit p. 2, 16 Oct 1916
    Louis Jacob Culmann (1876-1962) affidavit p. 2, 16 Oct 1916
    Louis Jacob Culmann (1876-1962), Postcard (received)
    Louis Jacob Culmann (1876-1962), Postcard (received)

    Gerry Sell, Ancestry.com

    "Transcription of text in document:

    Postmark Elk Rapids Mich Aug 10 8 PM 1909 - with a one-cent stamp

    Mr Louis Culmann
    1212 N Senate Av
    Indianapolis Ind.

    Dear Lou, I think that you had better think about starting the Butcher Shop Don't you think a 5 show would be better? Dan is going to start one next to his store. With Love, M."

    "This postcard (the other side shows a view of Island House, which is now the beloved village library) was mailed from Elk Rapids to Louis's home address. He must have received it - it was postmarked. Nevertheless, the card found its way back to Elk Rapids, and into the hands of a friend who gave it to the library for the photo (which I've also uploaded). I was intrigued by the message, and went looking for Louis. I gather that whoever M was, Louis decided to go ahead with the butcher shop rather than a 5 show [i.e., "nickelodeon."] He kept his bakery, but it would appear that Charles E Simon, who moved into 1210 N Senate Avenue by 1910, was the butcher. . . ."
    Louis Jacob Culmann (1876-1962) Postcard (received)
    Louis Jacob Culmann (1876-1962) Postcard (received)

    Gerry Sell Ancestry.com:

    "Picture postcard of Island House, the home of Edwin Noble, mailed to Louis Culmann in 1909 from "M." (See photo of reverse and transcription.) The Nobles (and their partners the Dexters) were unquestionably the most prominent industrialists in Elk Rapids history. During the latter half of the 19th century they built an empire that included lumbering and milling and an iron works and a chemical plant and shipping and a large company store that sold every darned thing. At the turn of the last century, it all began to fall apart for Edwin. By the time this postcard was sent, he had turned the house and its island over to the Iron Company. In 1949 it was deeded to the Village of Elk Rapids to be used as a library. If you are ever here, you should visit. It is one of the loveliest libraries you will ever see. I do not know what connection, if any, there might be to Louis or "M." It's entirely possible the card was chosen just because it was an interesting scene."
    Louis Jacob Culmann (1876-1962) Butcher shop or 'nickelodeon'?
    Louis Jacob Culmann (1876-1962) Butcher shop or "nickelodeon"?

    Wikipedia.com: Nickelodeon in Toronto, Canada

    A "nickelodeon" usually had an elaborate front designed to lure customers. Once they paid five cents, a nickel, to go inside, patrons found hard seats and a drab, dark interior, where they could view a silent movie projected in an individual machine. The "nickelodeon" fad gave way after 1915 to the more comfortable movie "palaces," in which silent movies were projected on a large screen for all to view in relative comfort. Louis decided to put his money in a more stable business, a butcher shop.

    Headstones
    Louis Jacob Culmann (1876-1962)
    Louis Jacob Culmann (1876-1962)
    Culmann Family Monument
    Culmann Family Monument

    Find-A-Grave:

    Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Sect 50 Lot 138

    Census Records
    Louis Jacob Culmann (1876-1962)
    Louis Jacob Culmann (1876-1962)

    U.S. Census Ward 3, Indianapolis, Marion County, IN 1900:

    "Son: Louis Culmann, age 23 b. Jul 1876 Indiana, baker, single," in the household of his parents: "John Culmann, age 55 b. Aug 1844, wife Maggie, age 48 b. Mar 1852."


    U.S. Census Ward 3, Indianapolis, Marion County, IN 1910:

    "Louis Culmann, age 33 b. Abt. 1877 Indiana, parents b. Germany, owns bakery 1212 North Senate Ave, wife Mamie, age 23 b. Abt. 1887 Indiana parents b. Indiana; one son b. Indiana: John newborn."
    Louis Jacob Culmann (1876-1962)
    Louis Jacob Culmann (1876-1962)

    U.S. Census Center Township, Marion, IN 1920:

    "Louis J. Culmann age 44 b. Abt. 1876 Indiana, parents b. Germany, baker-owns shop; wife Mamie K., age 33 b. Abt. 1887 Indiana parents b. Indiana; two children b. Indiana: John L. age 10, Louis C. age 1 2/12."
    Louis Jacob Culmann (1876-1962)
    Louis Jacob Culmann (1876-1962)

    U.S. Census Washington, Marion County, IN 1930:

    "Louis Culmann, age 53 b. Abt. 1877 Indiana, parents b. Germany, baker-owns shop, wife Mamie, age 43 b. Abt. 1887 Indiana parents b. Indiana; two sons b. Indiana: John 21, Louis 11; servant: Sarah Green 79."
    Louis Jacob Culmann (1876-1972), John Louis Culmann (1910-1971), & Louis Charles Culmann (1918-1997)
    Louis Jacob Culmann (1876-1972), John Louis Culmann (1910-1971), & Louis Charles Culmann (1918-1997)

    U.S. Census Washington, Marion County, IN 1940:

    "John L. Culmone [Culmann], age 30 b. Abt. 1910 Indiana, residence in 1935: Indianapolis, IN, education: 11 yrs, salesman-department store, wife Lelia, age 27 b. Abt. 1913 Indiana, education: 9 yrs; one daughter b. Indiana: Lois Jean 5; parents: Louis J. Culmone [Culmann] age 63 b. Abt. 1877 Indian, caretaker education: 8 yrs, wife Manie [Mamie] age 52 b. Abt. 1888 Indiana, saleslady education: 8 yrs; brother: Louis C. Culmone [Culmann], age 21 b. Abt. 1919 Indiana, education: college 3 yrs, student."