Nanon Grace Osterkamp, the first child of Walter H. Osterkamp and the former Ruby Gall, was born in 1921 or 1922. At that time, her family lived at 2825A Magnolia Avenue, but moved when she was a toddler to 3819A Minnesota Avenue, where they would stay until about 1939. In 1939 or 1940, the family moved to 9408 Sterling Place.

Nanon was an accomplished pianist. In high school, she was an accompanist with the boys' glee club and participated in the Washington University Music Festival. Her high school yearbook characterized her as having "[r]hythm in her fingertips, [m]usic in her soul." In 1941, she was featured as a piano player several times on KWK radio in St. Louis.

Nanon later married Emanuel J. Masconi. She died in Washington, D.C. on October 8, 1962, and is buried at Sunset Memorial Park and Mausoleum, 10180 Gravois Road, Affton, Missouri.

Family Edit


 Emanuel J. Masconi




 Walter H. Osterkamp (1890-1963)
 Ruby Osterkamp (Gall) (1898-1974)


 Walter H. Osterkamp, Jr. (1924-1993)


 Emil Osterkamp (1853-1914)
 Christina Osterkamp (Hanewinkel) (1856-1927)
 James Gall (1857-1924)
 Sarah Gall (Milligan) (1864-1941)


 Hicke Osterkamp (1819-1889)
 Caroline Osterkamp (Nicolai) (1829-1884)
 Joannes Heinrich Hanewinkel (1810-1897)
 Josephina Kurten Hanewinkel (1819-1891)
 Alex Gall (18??-1???)
 Mrs. Gall (18??-1???)
 James Milligan (18??-1???)
 Sarah Milligan (Harris) (18??-1???)

Sources Edit

St. Louis City Directory, 1921-23, 1925 & 1939 (entries for Walter H. Osterkamp).

U.S. Census Report, 1930 (entries for Walter H. Osterkamp and family).

St. Louis Post-Dispatch obituary for Nanon Grace Masconi, Oct. 9, 1962, p. 5C.