Ludwig Ahrens

Birth Name Ludwig Ahrens
Nick Name Louis
Gender male
Age at Death about 53 years, 7 months, 5 days


from William Watkins' research:
"A Ludwig Ahrens, age 17, (b abt 1838), from Karcheez, Mecklenberg, immigrated on the Ship Rhein from Hamburg to New York, on 1 Sept 1855. He was accompanied by Mina Ahrens, age 20, and possibly others of different surname. This is very possibly our man. However, Ludwig/Louis Ahrens is a fairly common name and there are a sufficient number, both here and in Germany, to make positive identification difficult.

from William Watkins' research:
1865 NYS Census, Town of Grand Island, Erie Co., NY, Structure #78 (Log), Family #78:
Frederick Ohrens, 28, b Germany, Alien
Rickie, 27, b Germany
Frederick, 1, b Erie Co."

1880; Census Place: Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio; Roll: 1008; Family History Film: 1255008; Page: 24C; Enumeration District: 044
at 26 Davis St
note spelling, indexed as Arnts

Louis Arnts 39, born in Mecklenburg
Friedericka Arnts 39, born in Mecklenburg
John Arnts 14, born in New York, works in a boiler shop
Mary Arnts 13, born in New York
Louisa Arnts 11, all other children born in Ohio
Sophia Arnts 9
Charles Arnts 6
Catherine Arnts 4
Mina Arnts 1

from William Watkins' research:
5 July 1893, Will (Cuyahoga Co. Probate File # 9191):
I, Louis Ahrens, of the City of Cleveland...being about 53 years of age, and being of sound & disposing mind & memory...give, devise and bequaeth to my wife Fredericka Ahrens all my property, of every kind, nature and description whatsoever, to be hers absolutely and in fee simple...

In testimony Whereof, I have set my hand to this, my Last Will and Testament, at Cleveland, Ohio, this fifth day of July 1893

(signed) Ludwig Ahrens...(witnessed by) Thomas Piwonka, resides at 1452 Broadway, City (&) William Telzrow, resides at 26 Gallup St., City.

(Thomas Piwonka, an attorney, also witnessed the deed of 10 June 1889. William Telzrows signature here bolsters supposition that his wife, Elisa Boldt, was Fredericka's sister.)

from William Watkins' research:
Note: Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, Death Certificate, Louis Ahrens; 26 Davis St, Cleveland; Male; White; Age 53; Birthplace: Cleveland, O; Woodland Cem.; Funeral Firm: Koebler's; D.O. D. Aug. 6, 1893; Phtisis Pulmonalis "


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about 1840 Mecklenburg, Germany   1
Death August 6, 1893 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States   2a


Family of Ludwig Ahrens and Fredericka Boldt

Married Wife Fredericka Boldt ( b. August 27, 1841 d. November 16, 1923 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage before 1865      
Name Birth Date Death Date
John C AhrensDecember 31, 1865July 16, 1939
Mary AhrensMay 25, 1867December 22, 1961
Charles AhrensSeptember 6, 1874September 23, 1942
Henry Albert AhrensFebruary 14, 1884June 6, 1954

Source References

  1. National Archives and Records Administration: 1880 United States Census
  2. William Watkins Research
      • General:

        citing Ahrens Birthday Book. See information for Henry Albert Ahrens (1884-1954) for a description of this book.

      • General:

        citing Ohio Death Certificate.

      • General:

        citing Woodland Cemetery records.

      • General:

        citing Cuyahoga County Marriage License