Elisabeth "Elise" Mueller was born in about 1828 in Darmstadt, in the Grand Duchy of Hesse, which was then an independent member of the German Confederation. After moving to Belleville, Illinois, she and her husband, Joseph Martin, had two children: Augusta (1857) and Fred (1912).

In the 1870s, the family moved to St. Louis, and lived at 2407 DeKalb Street from at least 1878 to 1882. By 1887, Joseph and Elise moved to 2208 Clark Avenue.

Elise, who continued to live at 2208 Clark Avenue after Joseph's death in 1894, died of nephritis at Jefferson Hospital, 2604 Gamble Street, on June 17, 1906. She was buried on June 19 at Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery, 7030 Gravois Avenue.

Family Edit


 Joseph Martin (1829-1894)


 Augusta Osterkamp (Martin) (1857-1923)
 Fred Martin (1860-1912)


 Julia Lippelmann (Martin) (1881-1961)
 Fred Osterkamp (1885-1947)
 Elda Martin (1885-1958)
 Walter R. Osterkamp (1888-1916)
 Cliff Osterkamp (1892-1959)


 Harry W. Lippelmann (1906-1964)
 Vernon Lippelmann (1911-1957)
 Sue McConnell (Osterkamp) (b. 1935)
 Waite Osterkamp (b. 1939)

Sources Edit

U.S. Census report, 1860 (entries for Joseph Martin and family).

Passport application by Joseph Martin, April 27, 1870.

St. Louis City Directory, 1878-82, 1887, 1890-91, 1894 (entries for Joseph Martin).

U.S. Census report, 1880 (June) (entries for Joseph Martin and family).

U.S. Census report, 1880 (Nov.) (entries for Joseph Martin and family).

St. Louis death register, on file with the Missouri State Archives, vol. 48, p. 257, reel C647.

St. Louis death register for portion of 1894 (entry for Joseph Martin).

Notice of burial permit for Elisabeth Martin, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 20, 1906, p. 18.

Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery records (entries for Elisabeth, Fred and Joseph Martin).