James Otto Schlapp

James Otto Schlapp

Male 1911 - Abt 1981  (69 years)

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  • Name James Otto Schlapp 
    Born 14 Dec 1911  Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt. 1981 
    • U.S. Census Ward 1, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, OH 1920: "Theodore R. Schlapp, age 39 b. Abt. 1881 Ohio, father b. Germany mother b. France, steam fitter-ship yard, wife Maggie, age 39 b. Abt. 1881 Indiana parents b. Indiana; two children b. Indiana: Ruth 10, James O. 9."

      Honolulu, Hawaii Passenger & Crew Lists, 1909-1959: "James Otto Schlapp, age 17 b. 14 Dec 1909 [sic; age 15 b. 1911] Cleveland, OH, single; S.S. President Cleveland: departed 28 Oct 1927 San Francisco, arrived Nov 1927 Honolulu." (This vessel, launched in 1921, became a troop transport 15 Sep 1942 as "USS Tasker H. Bliss," and was torpedoed/sunk 12 Nov 1942.)

      Merchant Seaman: "James O. Schlapp, 8 Feb & 19 Feb 1929 arrived Port Angles, WA from Vancouver, BC on H.M. Storey," a 10,763-ton tanker owned by Standard Oil, California. (This vessel was sunk in 1943 by Japanese submarine.)

      U.S. Census of Merchant Seamen, Crews of Vessels, (Port on 15 Feb 1930, Marcus Hook, Delaware, PA): "James Schlapp, age 21 b. Abt. 1909 Ohio, Able Seaman, name & owner of vessel: S.S. Sunoil, Sun Oil Co.; nearest relative - 413 9th St, San Pedro, Los Angeles County, CA."

      U.S. Census Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA (crews of vessels) 1940: "James Otto Schlapp, age 29 b. Abt. 1911 Ohio, education: 10 yrs, married [sic], residence in 1935: San Pedro, CA, boatswain-seaman."

      Merchant Seaman: "James O. Schlapp, 13 May 1940 arrived NYC from Colombia & Venezuela on ship Falcon; 15 Jun 1940 in NYC on ship Chipana; 14 Jul 1941 NYC from West African Coast on ship Cathlamet;10 Aug 1941 Fall River, MA from Liberia & Nigeria on ship West Lashaway; 19 Feb 1942 NYC to Baltimore from Sri Lanka on ship Exchange; 11 Apr 1943 NYC from Murmansk, Russia on Liberty Ship Nicolas Gilman (launched 25 July 1942); 6 Jun 1943 in NYC on Liberty Ship Lou Gehrig (launched 17 Jan 1943); 6 Dec 1943 NYC from Algeria on Lou Gehrig; 17 Feb 1944 NYC and Boston on Lou Gehrig; 8 Oct 1944 NYC from Algeria on Liberty Ship Moses Austin (launched 10 Apr 1943); 21 Dec 1944 NYC from France on Moses Austin; 14 Mar 1945 NYC from Belgium on Moses Austin; 2 Jun 1945 NYC from France on Moses Austin; 6 Sep 1945 NYC from Belgium on Moses Austin; 4 Jul 1946 NYC from Dutch West Indies on ship Caribbean; 19 May 1948 NYC from England on ship William Wilkins."

      Oakland, CA Tribune, 11 Jul 1948 p. 6: "Seaman Brought Ashore. GOBH, Erie, 10 Jul (AP--S.S. Mauretania arrived Thursday, having altered her course in mid-Atlantic to bring an injured sailor here. The S.S. Tomahawk radioed the Mauretania for assistance for seaman James O Schlapp, who had suffered a skull fracture in a fall. Schlapp was transferred from the Tomahawk to the Mauretania and returned here."
    Person ID I12930  Complete
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2013 

    Father Theodore Raymond Schlapp,   b. 8 Jan 188, Cinncinati, Ohio, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1960, Oceanside, San Diego County, California, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 177 years) 
    Mother Madge L. Thomas,   b. 29 Apr 1880, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt. 1928, Prob. Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 5 Jun 1905  Hamilton County, Ohio, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • LDS FamilySearch Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958: "Theodore Schlapp, b. Ohio, father: Jacob Schlapp mother: Louisa Miller, single; & Maggie Volderauer, age 25 b. Abt. 1880 Ohio, father: George [sic] Thomas mother: Cook [sic], widow; m. 5 Jun 1905 Hamilton County."
    Family ID F5764  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart