Feldhaus Family Genealogy

Lawrence Bernard Feldhaus

German Catholic Migration
Journals of Henry Bernard Feldhaus, Jr.
Bernard Heinrich Feldhaus
George Schneider
Henry Bernard Feldhaus Jr.
Mary Ann Schneider Feldhaus
(Henry) Joseph Feldhaus
Boulie Family
(Mary) Ann Feldhaus Bledsoe
Catherine (Kate) Elizabeth Feldhaus Orth
John Charles (Charlie) Feldhaus
Anna (Ann) Theresa Feldhaus
Rosa (Rose) Louisa Feldhaus (Sister Mary Olivette)
Clara Feldhaus
Lawrence Bernard Feldhaus
Maps and Index
Mines in the Area

Son of Henry Bernard Feldhaus Jr. and Mary Ann Schneider
Born:     Lawrenceburg, TN on May 6, 1907
Died:     Lawrenceburg, TN December ?, 1987

Lawrence was born in Lawrenceburg Tennesse on May 8, 1907.   He was trained as a brick mason, specializing in iron mill furnace construction, but he worked as a general mason around the country, as far away as Kansas City, Paduca Kentucky, and Birmingham Alabama.   In 1936 at age 29 he married Margaret Martha Holthouse from Lawrenceburg.   They traveled around the country with their young children while he worked as a brick mason.

In 1939 they settled in Lawrenceburg and he worked on the construction of the new Reynolds Aluminum plant in Schefield Alabama.   When it was finished, he began working as a brick mason in the maintenance department, maintaining the brick ovens used to melt the raw aluminum.   He commuted from Lawrencrburg daily.

I remember in January of 1941 I went with him to buy a new 1941 Cheverot sedan.   I was three years old.   A couple of years later he was driving to work one morning with a car load of workers and ran into the back of a truck parked on the road in heavy fog with no lights on.  The right side of the car was totaled, but miraculously, no one was seriously hurt.   New cars weren't being manufactured during the war, so he found a junk car and had it cut in half and welded to the good half of his car.   He drove that car for another three years.

Soon he was promoted to Foreman, a job he held until he retired following a heart attach at age 55.   He lived in Lawrenceburg until his death late in 1987 at 80 years of age.

Lawrence hunted and fished all his life.   He always enjoyed fishing the creeks in Lawrence and Wayne county.   He caught many bass from Napier Lake.   He was also an accomplished Tennessee river fisherman.   As a young man he played poker and later he played bridge.   He was always lucky with cards.   Also, as a young man he was a very good pool player.   After he retired, he took up golf and played several times a week.   He was feared for his abilty to get the ball up an down from anywhere on the course.

Lawrence was good with his hands and could do almost anything.   He was, you might say, a Jack of all trades.   He never met a stranger and had a wide circle of friends from all walks of life.

Lawrence, Rose and Clara

Lawrence's Family

Row 4: (Henry) Joseph Feldhaus, Catherine (Cate) Feldhaus

Row 3: (Mary) Ann Feldhaus, John Charles (Charlie) Feldhaus, (Rose) Feldhaus, (Ann) Theresa Feldhaus

Row 2: (Henry) Bernard Feldhaus Jr., George Schneider, (Mary) Ann Schneider Feldhaus

Row 1: Clara Feldhaus, (Lawrence) Bernard Feldhaus

Jack, Myrtle, Bob, Mama Nelle, Pop, Virginia, Larry, Mary Ann, Margaret, Lawrence 1961

Steve, Lawrence, Larry around 1986

Where Lawrence grew up

The house of Henry Joseph Feldhaus Jr. and Mary Ann Schneider was started April 7, 1902 on several acres of land on the corner of Groh Street and Buffalo Road in Lawrenceburg, TN.   The house featured solid brick masonry and solid brick partitions.   There were three closets, one pantry and china cabinet combined, and one bookcase.   There were two stairways up and a stairway to the cellar.   A hallway ran all the way through the house.   The bathroom was in the back of the house. Water was supplied from a cistern.   A large orchard lay east of the house.   It contained two fruit trees of every kind. Mr. Charles Kamarad and his wife, Theresa Schneider, who was a sister to Mrs. Feldhaus, built their home from the same plan on Brink Street.

Clara, Lawerence, and Rose

Virginia, Margaret, Lawrence, Mama Nell, Frank, Pop 1956

Lawrence and Margaret in their later years