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Harloff Family

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Re: Harloff Family

Posted: 1357230186000
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Wow. Lots of excellent information about this family! See also family tree with Daniel F Harloff titled “Alsatian Roots and all Germanic.” The family arrived in America before February 1872, when Anna Harloff was born in Illinois, and probably in 1870-1871.

The Harloffs seem to have been members of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church (see below) where there may be more family records.

About the various extra Harloffs: They clog up the discussion a bit and perhaps should be set aside for now. It remains to be seen whether there is a grandfather in common for Daniel Harloff and August Harloff and other Harloffs in Chicago. They do NOT have the same father. Daniel’s father is Carl Friedrich Harloff and Daniel is born in Suelze (sp). The August Harloff mentioned is said to be born in Suelze also (see link), but he is the son of August Christian Adolf Harloff b 1811; both immigrated to Chicago. August senior’s brother Johan Friedrich Joachim Harloff b 1819 also immigrated to USA 1869.

SOURCE: RootsWeb World Connect tree titled “Houser, Muser, Labs…”:

Daniel immigrated a year or two after August and co., which fits the traditional pattern of immigrants going to join others who had forged ahead.

The thread has CERTAINLY located Emma’s grandparents in Germany! Amazing, and I hope the original poster will return to find this wonderful news and thank the volunteers. Looking again above, at the birth record for
Daniel Joachim Tugendreich Harloff
Born 05 May 1831 in Sulze, Mecklenburg-Schewern, Germany
FATHER: Carl Friedrich Harloff
MOTHER: Dorothea Maria Friedrike Heldt

This birth record matches with Daniel Harloff b 05 May 1831 who died in Chicago. Another clue: Daniel had a son named Carl Friedrich Harloff!

Daniel Harloff born 05 May 1831, died 04 Jan 1913 buried at Forest Park(?)/Waldheim
Caroline “Lina” Ganiadian (sp?) born 02 Nov 1834 died 13 Feb 1898
Immigrated about 1870-1871
3 known CHILDREN:
1.) Emma Harloff born 06 Feb 1866 in Germany married abt 1888 to Frederick Schoenbrodt (children see below)
2.) Anna Harloff b 24 Feb 1872 in Illinois married 30 Sep 1899 1900 to August Eiser (children Gertrude and Howard)
3.) Carl Friedrich Louis Johann Harloff b May 1876 Illinois married 16 Sep 1899 to Ida Steinbach. (Carl and Ida had a daughter Irene b Dec 1899)

About CAROLINE EMMA HARLOFF (called Emma) 06 Feb 1866 Germany - 03 DEC 1935 Chicago

Married Frederick Schoenbrodt (called Fritz) born about 1862
CHILDREN all born in Chicago
Ada Schoenbrodt b 02 March 1889 married Harry Kelly, next married Robert Clacher b So America
Anna Schoenbrodt b 20 Sep 1892 (d bef 1930) married Louis Thomas in 1914
Walter Charles Schoenbrodt 30 Jan 1896 married Jeanette Clacher
Fred Schoenbrodt born 26 Oct 1900 married Darlene Alzada b Chicago 1895

Emma and Fred’s son Fred, enlistment in the US Army in World War II:
Fred C. Schoenbrodt junior born 1900
Enlisted 22 August 1942 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Rank: Private, Warrant Officers, Civil Life
Level of education: grammar school
Civilian Occupation: semiskilled chauffeurs and drivers, bus taxi truck tractor

About CARL F. HARLOFF (called Charles) 29 May 1876-1916

Birth Record for Carl F. Harloff
From St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church records 1876
FATHER Daniel Harloff
MOTHER Caroline Gaudian
Carl born 29 May 1876 and baptized 09 July 1876 at St. John’s Church (Elgin, Illinois). LINK:

Here are the sponsors at Carl’s baptism 1876. This list also shows Daniel Harloff as a sponsor at two baptisms:

The Charles F. Harloff who married Ida Steinbach 16 September 1899 was born about 1877, so he is likely “your” Carl F./Charles F. Harloff. Here in 1910:

Cook County, Illinois
Chas Harloff 33
Ida Harloff 30
Chas Harloff 3

Carl F. Harloff b 1876 is likely the Charles F. Harloff who died 1916 in Muskegon County, Michigan (father’s name given as Daniel Harloff on death record).

Charles was frequently used as an Anglecisation for Carl, which seems odd to us nowadays, as Carl is a perfectly good name!

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