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Rudolph Ullmer.
From [1907 profile].


  
Rudolph Ullmer.
He was born in Germany. Children's baptisms say he was from Ditzingen, in Wurttemberg.
He was born Feb 1845, according to [1918 document] where he says he was age 12 yrs and 4 months on 1 June 1857.
[1900 census] also says Feb 1845. [1910 census] says 1845.
[1907 profile] says born 1842 but in same article says he was 12 in 1857 (born 1845).
Other birthdates seen or implied are 1843 [1862 and 1865 and 1868 and 1871 military records], [1880 census] and 1844 [1870 census].
He came to America 1854 [1900 and 1910 census].

Drummer boy in U.S. Army, 1857-62:
He enlisted in U.S. Army as a drummer boy on 1 June 1857. Enlisted at New York. Signed up for 5 years.
Served in Company A, 2nd U.S. Infantry.
Stationed at Fort Randall, South Dakota (on border of Nebraska) and at Fort Laramie, Wyoming, and at Fort Abercrombie, North Dakota.

Drummer boy in American Civil War, 1861-62:
He served as drummer boy in American Civil War (1861 to 1865). He was in Company A, 2nd U.S. Infantry.
He was present at Siege of Yorktown (Apr-May 1862) and at Battle of Williamsburg (5 May 1862) and at Battle of Hanover Court House (27 May 1862).
Edward Francis Cashel was also at the Siege of Yorktown and the Battle of Williamsburg. (Later, in 1874, Rudolph would marry Cashel's adopted 1st cousin.)
Rudolph was discharged from the army on 1 June 1862 after his 5 years service. Still only a teenager.
Came to Washington, D.C., in 1862. Settled Georgetown, Washington, D.C.

Messenger in U.S. War Department, 1862-69:
He joined U.S. War Department as messenger on 6 Aug 1862.
He is listed as "messenger" in [Washington Directory 1863].

Rudolph mar 1stly, pre-1866, to Caroline Liddane [or Lyddane, born 1845, Maryland].
Clerk in U.S. War Department, 1869 to at least 1910:
[1907 profile] says he became a Clerk in the U.S. War Department in 1869. [His military records] differ. Some say 1869, some say 1874. Note though he says he is "Clerk" in 1870 census.
They are listed in 1870 census in Georgetown. He is Clerk in U.S. War Department.
Caroline died June 1871, age 26 yrs, a month after her child died.
Funeral 26 June 1871 [burial record, Holy Trinity Church].
She was bur Holy Rood Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
Rudolph is listed in [Washington Directory 1873] at "3rd near Fayette" (3rd St near Fayette St), Georgetown.
He had issue by 1st wife:


  1. Agnes Ullmer,
    born D.C., 16 Nov 1866,
    bapt Agnes Lina, 19 Feb 1867 [bapt record, Holy Trinity Church].
    At home in 1880 census.
    She mar --- Beggs.
    She died 1 Dec 1900, age 34 yrs.
    She was bur Holy Rood Cemetery, Washington, D.C.. See grave.


  2. Edward Rudolph Ullmer,
    born Sept 1870,
    bapt 13 Oct 1870 [bapt record, Holy Trinity Church].

    Must be identical with:

    Child of Rudolph Ullmer,
    died young, 1871.
    Funeral 29 May 1871 [burial record, Holy Trinity Church],
    bur Holy Rood Cemetery, Washington, D.C.


Rudolph mar 2ndly, 10 Sept 1874, to Mary Kickham [born Mary McCarthy, born 8 Sept 1852 or 1853, adopted by Kickham].
They lived in Georgetown, D.C. For a time they lived beside Mary's parents.

The family seems to have two houses on 2nd St (O St):
Rudolph is listed in [Washington Directory 1878] as "clerk" at 54 2nd St, Georgetown. Mary's parents are next door at 52 2nd St.
He became Clerk in Adjutant General's Office, in U.S. War Department.
He is listed as clerk in Adjutant General's Office, 34 (clearly typo for 54) 2nd St, in [Washington Directory, 1880]. Mary's parents are next door at no. 52.
They are listed in 1880 census at 54 2nd St, Georgetown. He is Clerk in Adjutant General's Office. They are on same page as Mary's parents who are next door at 52 2nd St.
The address on 2nd St became O St, Georgetown after a great re-naming and re-numbering of streets and buildings.
Rudolph is listed as clerk, 3327 O St Northwest, Georgetown, in [Washington Directory, 1881]. Mary's parents are next door at 3325 O St.

They moved away from her parents on O St.
Rudolph is listed in [Washington Directory, 1882] as clerk in Adjutant General's Office, living 1424 35th St NW.
He is listed in [Washington Directory, 1883] as clerk in Adjutant General's Office, living 1418 35th St NW.
He is listed in [Washington Directory, 1886] as clerk in Adjutant General's Office, living 1420 33rd St NW.
They are listed in 1900 census at 3304 Prospect St, Georgetown, D.C. His name is listed as "Richard" but it is clearly this family. He is what looks like "Government Clerk". Her mother Jane Dornin is staying with them.
Rudolph is listed at 3304 "Prospect Ave", Georgetown, in [Washington Directory 1901].
He was assaulted and injured on Sun 2 Sept 1906 in a dispute over a sports event. See report of injury in [Washington Post, 9 Sept 1906]. See report of conviction in [Washington Post, 2 Dec 1906].
See [1907 profile]. He is Clerk in Adjutant General's Office, in U.S. War Department.
He is listed in 1910 census in Washington. He is Clerk for Government. Mary is listed at her dau Jane's house.

Mary died 4 Oct 1918, age 65 or 66 yrs.
She was bur Holy Rood Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
Rudolph died days later, 22 Oct 1918, age 73 yrs.
Funeral 25 Oct 1918. He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
He had issue by 2nd wife:


  1. William Joseph Ullmer,
    born 12 July 1875,
    bapt 22 July 1875 [bapt record, Holy Trinity Church], would be after grandfather,
    died 22 July 1890, age 15 yrs,
    funeral 23 July 1890 [burial record, Holy Trinity Church].
    He was bur Holy Rood Cemetery, Washington, D.C. See grave.


  2. Jane Ullmer,
    born "Mary Jane", would be after mother and grandmother, NOT Jane Mary,
    became known as "Jane",
    born D.C., 10 Jan 1877 [grave, bapt record], NOT born Jan 1884,
    bapt Mary Jane, 23 Jan 1877 [bapt record, Holy Trinity Church],
    age 3 in 1880 census, listed as "Mary J. Ullmer",
    at home in 1900 census,
    mar 1900 to Robert E. Smith and had issue.


  3. Charles Rudolph Ullmer,
    born 24 Jan 1879,
    bapt 2 Feb 1879 [bapt record, Holy Trinity Church],
    died 13 Aug 1887 [grave], age 8 yrs, NOT 16 Aug,
    funeral 14 Aug 1887 [burial record, Holy Trinity Church].
    He was bur Holy Rood Cemetery, Washington, D.C. See grave.


  4. Francis Ullmer,
    Frank, Francis Raymond, NOT Francis W.,
    born 12 Feb 1882, D.C.,
    bapt 19 Feb 1882 [bapt record, Holy Trinity Church],
    at home in 1900 census, he is "bank clerk",
    at home in 1910 census, he is bank clerk,
    he is listed as Frank R. Ullmer, clerk, at family home at 3304 "Prospect Ave", Georgetown, in [Washington Directory 1901],
    mar 20 Feb 1911 [St.Patrick's, Washington, D.C.] to Ada H. Birch [bapt 12 June, St. Dominic's, Washington, D.C.],
    he died 7 Apr 1948, Maryland, age 66 yrs,
    bur Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, Maryland, see grave,
    had issue:

    1. Frank Ullmer.


  5. James Ullmer,
    James Daniel Ullmer,
    born in D.C., 4 June 1884,
    grave is wrong to say 5 June 1885,
    census is wrong to say June 1887,
    bapt 19 June 1884 [bapt record, Holy Trinity Church],
    at home in 1900 census,
    at home in 1910 census.
    He died 20 Apr 1916, age 31 yrs.
    He was bur Holy Rood Cemetery, Washington, D.C. See grave.


  6. Frances Ullmer,
    Frances Josephine Ullmer, born D.C., 3 Oct 1886,
    [1900 census] is wrong to say Oct 1887,
    grave is wrong to say 3 Oct 1897,
    bapt 17 Oct 1886 [bapt record, Holy Trinity Church],
    at home in 1900 census,
    at home in 1910 census, listed as "Fannie",
    mar Ross Woodward [Ross Joseph Woodward, born 27 July 1888],
    he served in United States Naval Reserve Force in WWI,
    she died 13 May 1960, age 73 yrs,
    buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C., see grave,
    he died 13 Mar 1963, age 74 yrs,
    bur 18 Mar 1963, Arlington National Cemetery, see grave.


  7. Vincent Ullmer,
    born Raymond Vincent, NOT Vincent Raphall,
    born D.C., 17 Feb 1890 [grave, bapt record],
    census is wrong to say Feb 1889,
    bapt (think 4) Mar 1890 [bapt record, Holy Trinity Church].


  8. Ruth Ullmer,
    Ruth Mary Ullmer, born Washington, D.C., 8 June 1892 [grave, bapt record],
    census is wrong to say June 1893,
    bapt 19 June 1892 [bapt record, Holy Trinity Church].
    At home in 1910 census.
    She mar 30 Aug 1917 [St. Peter's church, Washington] to Alphonsus B. McVeigh and had issue.





Rudolph Ullmer listed as a messenger for the U.S. War Department in [Washington Directory 1863].



Rudolph Ullmer listed on p.41 of Register of the War Department (1889).



Rudolph Ullmer listed on p.263 of Official register of the United States (1907).



Grave of Rudolph Ullmer, Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
From findagrave.com.
Photo by Randy Walsh.



Grave of Frances Ullmer.
Arlington National Cemetery.
From findagrave.com. Photo by Randy Walsh.
See her husband's grave and wider shot.




Baptisms of children



Baptism of Agnes Ullmer, 1867.



Baptism of Edward Rudolph Ullmer, 1870.



Baptism of William Joseph Ullmer, 1875.



Baptism of Jane Ullmer, 1877.



Baptism of Charles Rudolph Ullmer, 1879.



Baptism of Frank Ullmer, 1882.



Baptism of James Ullmer, 1884.



Baptism of Frances Ullmer, 1886.



Baptism of Vincent Ullmer, 1890.



Baptism of Ruth Ullmer, 1892.




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