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Philip Frederick1 Gottschalk

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Philip Frederick1 Gottschalk

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Surnames: Gottschalk, Pohlman, Brunke,
First Generation
1. Philip Frederick1 Gottschalk was born in Hortonville, NY December 17, 1882. Philip died December 1966 in Hankins, Sullivan Co.,
NY, at 83 years of age.
He married Edith St. John October 13, 1910. Edith was born in Fremont, Sullivan Co., NY March 13, 1888. Edith was the daughter of
Berdine St. John and Helen Sarah Strain. Edith died July 1985 in Hankins, Sullivan Co., NY, at 97 years of age.
Philip Frederick Gottschalk and Edith St. John had the following children:
+ 2 i. Philip S.2 Gottschalk was born July 15, 1911.
+ 3 ii. Robert Bruce Gottschalk was born April 11, 1913.
+ 4 iii. James Joseph Gottschalk was born July 27, 1918.
Second Generation
2. Philip S.2 Gottschalk (Philip Frederick1) was born in Hankins, Sullivan Co., NY July 15, 1911.
He married Dorothy McGuire March 20, 1938. Dorothy was born in Calicoon, NY March 20, 1918.
Philip S. Gottschalk and Dorothy McGuire had the following child:
5 i. Lou Ann3 Gottschalk. She married Sigfried Kelting. Sigfried was born in Germany. (See Sigfried Kelting for the continuation of this
line.) Living individual, details withheld
From "Standard History of Adams and Wells Counties, Indiana," Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1918, p. 866-869.
ANDREW GOTTSCHALK. Without doubt Andrew Gottschalk is one of the most widely known men of Adams County. His business and
personal interests have been identified with the town of Berne almost from its establishment, and through his business and
participation in business affairs he has been one of the constructive forces in the growth and development of that community. Mr.
Gottschalk is a former county treasurer, and viewed from whatever angle his life presents many achievements which reject honor
upon the name.
While he is himself a native of Indiana, he belongs to a long line of German ancestors of the Kingdom of Wuertemberg. A professor
in a Pennsylvania college as a result of much research has established the fact that this branch of the Gottschalks has a continuous
history in Wuertemberg for fully a thousand years. Mr. Gottschalk's grandfather Andrew was a tiller of the soil and spent all his life
in Wuertemberg. The family was Lutherans. The grandfather had six children, three sons and three daughters. All of them came to
the United States. The oldest was Jacob Gottschalk, who was born October 15, 1808. His first wife died in Germany, leaving two
children, Barbara and Mary, the former now deceased, and the latter the widow of John Shigley, living at Berne. For his second wife
Jacob Gottschalk married Christina Fox, who was also born in Wuertemberg. Their oldest child, George, was born in that country. In
1845 Jacob Gottschalk and his little family consisting of his wife, their one child and his two older children, set sail from Havro,
France, and after ninety-three days on the ocean landed in New York City. They first located in Montgomery County, Ohio, where
three other children were born. The oldest of these, Sarah, is now a widow, Mrs. Betzner, living in Miami County, Indiana. Michael is
a resident of Wells County, Indiana, and has a family. John died after his marriage in Fulton County, Indiana, and left sons and
daughters.
Towards the close of the decade of the '40s the Gottschalk family came over the rough roads and through the woods into Wells
County, Indiana, locating on a farm in Nottingham Township, where the industry of Jacob Gottschalk cleared up about eighty acres.
He lived there as an industrious and competent farmer until his death on January 26, 1877. His wife died in 1855. He was a democrat
and both were active members of the Evangelical Association. Several other children were born to them after they moved to Wells
County. Mathias is now a farmer in Miami County and is married and has a family. Jacob, Jr., died in childhood in Wells County. The
next in age is Andrew. Fred R. lived for many years on the old homestead in Wells County, where he died January 26, 1907, just
thirty years to the day after his father's death. He was then forty-nine years of age and left a family of children. Noah, the youngest
child, still lives on a part of the old homestead in Wells County and is married and has a family. Mr. Andrew Gottschalk was born on
a farm in Nottingham Township of Wells County, November 13, 1850. He was only five years old when his mother dieDIED His father
afterwards married Mrs. Elizabeth Walters ShepherDIED She was a native of Germany and by her first marriage had two sons and by
her marriage to Jacob Gottschalk was the mother of five. One of these second children, Amanda, now makes her home with Mr.
Andrew Gottschalk.
Andrew Gottschalk grew up on his father's farm was educated in the district and private schools of his native county and his first
occupation away from the farm was teaching in his home township. He followed that occupation for about two years. Besides the
local schools he attended a normal school at Bluffton.
On May 7, 1872, Mr. Gottschalk moved to Linn Grove in Adams County, and there went to work as a druggist. A few months later he
formed a partnership with Mr. Peter Hoffman under the name of Hoffman & Gottschalk. Mr. Hoffman took the business at Linn
Grove, while in November, 1872, Mr. Gottschalk came to Berne, which was then just an incipient village, possessing only two
general stores and a blacksmith shop and saloon. The railroad had passed through this section of Adams County in the summer of
1871. Their pioneer drug enterprise was established in a small building east of the railroad, where the office of the Berne Lumber
Company was later establisheDIED Mr. Gottschalk began selling drugs from that site on November 12, 1872. On July 1, 1874, they
moved the stock into a new building, and in September, 1907, the partnership was dissolved, Mr. Gottschalk becoming sole
proprietor of the store at Berne. In 1912 he supplanted his old business house by the erection of a fine block 22 by 80 feet, two
stories and basement, but on the same lot which he has occupied since July, 1874. Here he is proprietor of one of the best equipped
and stocked stores of its kind in Adams County. Mr. Gottschalk is a licensed pharmacist, having received his certificate as a result of
many years' practical experience.
All of his early contemporaries in business at Berne have since died or retired, and he is now the oldest business man in the town
and has one of the oldest stores in the county. As a business man he has been very popular as well as successful and has made his
store a center of the social life of the community. Mr. Gottschalk is a director of the Bank of Berne.
Early in life he became a local leader in the Democratic Party. From 1877 to 1883 he was postmaster of Berne, and from 1880 to
1882 was local justice of the peace. He was a member of the Democratic Central Committee of the county from 1882 to 1884, and in
the latter year was a delegate to the Democratic State Convention at Indianapolis. In 1884 Indiana was one of the two states that
decided Mr. Cleveland's election, and Mr. Gottschalk thus had more than local prominence in the election of the first democratic
president from the time of the Civil war. He was also on the county ticket the same year, and was elected treasurer, moving to
Decatur in September, 1885, to assume the duties of that office. He was re-elected in 1886 and served two terms. Among other
offices he has been trustee of Monroe Township, for many years was notary public and has been especially influential among the
English speaking people of the southern half of Adams County. It is said that his services have been in demand more than those of
anyone else in advising people in matters of business transactions, in the drawing up of wills and the settling up of estates .
On May 9, 1875, in Shelby County, Ohio, Mr. Gottschalk married Miss Laura Sheets. She was born in Texas January 22, 1852,
daughter of Philip and Cornelia (Monger) Sheets, both natives of Germany. At the time of her birth her father was a regular soldier
in the United States Army, stationed near San Antonio, Texas, guarding the frontier against Indian troubles. When the War of the
Rebellion broke out in 1861 he was at San Antonio, and was offered the privilege of remaining with the Confederate forces or going
north. He chose the northern side, and going to Shelby County, Ohio, enlisted with an Ohio regiment and was all through the Civil
war. He died in Shelby County October 1, 1882, and his widow passed away in 1889 at the home of her daughter in Berne. Mrs.
Gottschalk's mother was a Catholic. Mrs. Gottschalk was a devoted wife and mother and was the type of woman whose presence is
greatly missed in any community. She died at Berne January 11, 1910. Mr. Gottschalk has long been prominent in the Evangelical
Association, has been an official member of his church, class leader and superintendent of the Sunday school. And otherwise
interested in every moral and religious influence in his home community.
Mr. and Mrs. Gottschalk had five children. The second, Oliver E., died May 15, 1883, when about four and a half years of age. The
oldest, Cora BORN, is a graduate of the State Normal School at Terre Haute, was a successful teacher in her home county for several
years, also taught at Anderson, and is now the wife of Hon. Benjamin F. Welty. Mr. Welty is a graduate of the Law School of
Michigan University and is now a special attorney at Lima, Ohio, and congressman from the Fourth Ohio District. Mr. and Mrs. Welty
have one daughter, Gene G. Thurman A. Gottschalk, the oldest son, was educated in the Berne High School, in an institution of
higher education at Naperville, Illinois, and also in Indiana University. He lives near Berne and by his marriage to Nellie Simison has
two children, John R. and Elizabeth L., both now in school. Wilda MARRIED is a graduate of the Blaker School of Indianapolis and is
now the wife of E. K. Shally of Berne. They have two children, Marcelle G. and Andrew DIED The youngest of the children is True
Palmer, who graduated from the Berne High School in 1912, later from Heidelberg College at Tiffin, Ohio, and had entered upon a
successful career as a teacher when he resigned to enlist in the National Army. He is now in the Medical Corps of the Nineteenth
Field Artillery, located at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas.
Mr. Andrew Gottschalk is a past chancellor of Berne Lodge of Knights of Pythias, and represented his district in the Grand Lodge at
Indianapolis in 1900. He is a charter member of the Knights of Pythias.

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