Albert FUERST

Albert FUERST

Male 1883 - 1957  (73 years)

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  • Name Albert FUERST  [1, 2
    Born 15 Nov 1883  Wiesental, Karlsruhe, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died 31 Jan 1957  San Antonio, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried St. Anthony Cemetery, San Antonio, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I1500  Reunion
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2018 

    Father Matthaus FÜRST,   b. 23 Oct 1848, Wiesental, Karlsruhe, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1894, Wiesental, Karlsruhe, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Margaretha MAIER,   b. 11 Apr 1851, Kirrlach, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1915, Wiesental, Karlsruhe, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 18 Jun 1874  Wiesental, Karlsruhe, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Photos
    Matthaus Furst - Margaretha Maier marrage
    Matthaus Furst - Margaretha Maier marrage
    Family ID F590  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marie Theresa MAUL,   b. 21 Nov 1889, Uttrickshausen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1968, Lakeland, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 25 Oct 1911  Mingo Junction, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Mary Louise FUERST,   b. 15 Jun 1914, Alturas, FL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 2003, Steubenville, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     2. Albert Joseph FUERST,   b. 2 Jan 1922, Mingo Junction, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1994, Brilliant, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. Rose Elizabeth FUERST
     4. William Henry FUERST, Sr.
     5. Margaret Augusta FUERST,   b. 27 Feb 1929, Mingo Junction, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 2018, Lakeland, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     6. Joseph Edward FUERST,   b. 20 Dec 1931, Mingo Junction, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 2018, Cumming, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 22 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F589  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos

    Wedding of Mary Louise Fuerst and Charles Denning in Mingo Junction, OH. 1 June 1946

    Albert and Marie Fuerst. Circa 1955.

    Copy of Manifest of S.S. Finlandia at Port of New York
    Departed Antwerp, Belgium
    Date of Arrival: March 20, 1907

    Family Name: Furst
    Given Name: Albert
    Age: 22
    Married: no
    Calling or Occupation: Florist
    Able to Read & Write: yes
    Nationality/Race: German
    Last Permanent Residence: Wiesenthal, Germany Final Destination: Dayton, Ohio
    By…
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    Albert Fuerst. June 1946.

    Albert and Marie Fuerst standing in front of the family greenhouses at the family home in Deandale, circa 1940.

    Albert and Marie (Maul) Fuerst wedding photo. 25 October 1911.

    Albert and Marie Fuerst. Undated.

    Certificate of Naturalization for Albert Fuerst dated May 19, 1945.

    Albert Fuerst's business card.
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    Albert Fuerst
    Albert Fuerst
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  • Notes 
    • Albert Furst was born in Wiesental, Germany. Nothing is known about his life in Germany. He immigrated to the US in 1907 when he was 24 years old and arrived at the Port of New York aboard the S.S. Finland. At some point after arriving in the US the spelling of his surname was changed to Fuerst. Albert made his way to Dayton, OH and worked at his older brother Josef's florist shop.

      Albert met fellow German immigrant Marie Maul of Mingo Junction, OH and they were married in St. Agnes Church in Mingo Junction, OH on October 25, 1911 by the pastor Father Coffey.

      After their marriage, Albert and Marie lived in Dayton, where Albert worked with his brother. For some reason this arrangement didn’t work out, so they eventually returned to Mingo Junction. This was the time of the “Florida land boom”, and they bought land “sight unseen” in Alturus, FL. Florida was very primitive at this time, and the property was a jungle of palmettos, etc. Albert cleared the land, built a house and planted an orange grove. The closest Catholic Church was in Bartow, where Mass was said only once a month by a missionary priest from Sacred Heart Church in Tampa. About four years later, Marie became very sick with malaria. The doctor advised her to leave the climate and they returned to Mingo Junction. Apparently, they thought that they would eventually return to Alturus, so they just locked up the house and went on, but they never returned. In due time the furniture was stolen piece by piece, and eventually the house was torn down and carted away in the same manner. They finally sold the property to the Mingo National Bank, probably for very little just to get rid of it.

      After returning from Florida, Albert worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad for several years. He was then employed by the Carnegie Steel Company, which had a steel mill in Mingo Junction. He operated the greenhouse which was located within the confines of the mill and raised flowers for use in flower beds adjoining the mill hospital and offices. Later when the greenhouse was discontinued, Albert was transferred to work in the mill proper.

      In the spring of 1923, Albert and Marie moved to a house in Deandale, on the outskirts of Mingo Junction, to have more room for the expanding family. At the house in Deandale, Albert had two greenhouses built across the street from the house. Both were about 20’ by 60’ with gabled roofs and lots of glass. The greenhouses had rows of flowers and vegetable plants (tomatoes, peppers, etc). Folks would come to the house from Mingo Junction to buy flowers and vegetables. Albert also rented a building in Mingo Junction during Easter and Mothers Day to sell flowers.

      In 1946, after Albert had retired, Albert and the family moved to San Antonio, FL. Albert was elected Constable of San Antonio. In this small town there were rarely any law enforcement that required his attention. His main duties were reading water meters, and blowing the siren at noon and six o’clock each day, and in cases of emergencies. He served in this capacity for five years until his health prevented him from taking the position again. Albert died on January 31, 1957 at the age of 74 years of a heart attack in his home in San Antonio, FL and is buried in St. Anthony Cemetery there. [8]

  • Sources 
    1. [S48] Stammtafel der Furst, Hugo Mahl.

    2. [S49] Family Tree of Matthew Furst and Margaret Maier, Louise Fuerst Denning.

    3. [S10] Find A Grave website, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/28150726. Web link has photo of grave stone with birth and death dates listed.

    4. [S34] 1920 U.S. Census Data, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDBY-ZLX. Estimated birth year 1884 in Germany. .

    5. [S35] 1930 U.S. Census Data, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X4WL-56B. Estimated birth year 1883 in Germany.

    6. [S7] Germany, Baden, Archdiocese of Freiburg im Breisgau, Catholic Church Records, 1678-1930, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QP3X-8K13.

    7. [S44] Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XZYF-6PF.

    8. [S17] Bob Fuerst, (Compiled November 2014).