Bakewell - Morgan - Phillippi
Catherine (nee Hostert) Phillippi
Above is a picture of my great-great-grandmother Phillippi (nee Catherine Hostert). Her death certificate, April 25,1915, states that she died of bronchitis, birthplace 'Germany', father's name John Hostert, mother's name 'unknown'. The certificate was signed by Mrs. John Bakewell.
From a letter written by Mathias 'Matt' F. Bakewell on May 26, 1919 from Trier, Germany to his mother, Magdalene (Phillippi) Bakewell, at Lansing. At the time Matt was a member of the US Army of Occupation: "I talked with some people here by the name of Phillippi; but they do not know, of course, of Grandfather who left here 74 years ago." According to that, Michael Phillippi would have departed Trier in 1845, however, his obituary reflects the time of emigration to be 1855-56, after his marriage to Catherine Hostert in Chicago.
John Bakewell family, 1904
seated: John Bakewell & Catherine Phillippi
standing L-R: John, Katie (Sr. Cleta FSOPA), Anna (Morgan), Mary (Mayme Scholtes) and Will
Autobiography & photo of Sister Mary Cleta Bakewell (opens in a new window)
Pictured left-right: Mike Donovan, Michael William Bakewell (1881-1952), Francis Bernard Morgan (1880-1968), Arthur James Bakewell (b. 1899), William Bakewell (1856-1941) & Mathias Francis Bakewell (1889-1973).
The picture was taken at the farm of William & Magdalene (Phillippi) Bakewell outside of Lansing about 1917. My grandfather Francis Bernard Morgan farmed the Morgan homestead outside of New Albin on Iowa River Rd (county rd A26) past the Morgan Bridge until his retirement and the farm was sold.
Morgan school, photographer Bruce Owens, 2003
|The old Morgan school
building is down the road from the Morgan farm house on
land donated by my great grandfather. My grandmother Anna
Bakewell Morgan lived in the Morgan house while teaching
and before she married my grandfather. My mother Kay
Morgan Owens taught her siblings Marietta, Marguerite and
The school was also known as Sand Bank or Iowa Twp. No. 4.
~photos & notes contributed by Ambrose Bruce Owens. His email can be found in the surname registry for Bakewell, Morgan or Phillippi
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