+ Maria Amalie Zantop
2. Pauline Von Deck
+ Adam Koerner III
4. Ruth E Koerner
+ George Willard Munson
5. Edward Deck (Ned) Munson
+ Debra Florence Dahlquist
6. Scott Edward Munson
Emil Von Deck and Maria Zantop were married about 8 years after the Koerners of the previous post, so the type of information on the Marriage Certificate and Return of a Marriage form is basically the same as we have already seen. Fortunately, the copy quality is much better on this certificate so we do not have to guess at some of the last names.
|Emil von Deck & Maria Amalie Zantop|
Certificate of Marriage
One piece of information which was unreadable on the Koerner certificate but which is very clear here is the name of the minister and church which performed the marriage: Dr. E. F. Moldehnke pastor of St Peter's German Lutheran Church. St. Peters is still an active church today at 53rd Street and Lexington Avenue. By searching the church historical records I may be able to find other references to the Von Decks or Zantops.
On the Return of a Marriage, Emil von Deck's birthplace is listed as New York City and his current address is 447 East 78th Street, New York City. This is in a neighborhood on the Upper East Side which is known as Yorkville. Many German immigrants lived in this neighborhood. Emil's birthdate is April 29th and he was 25 on his last birthday. This means he was born in 1862. Like Adam Koerner, his occupation is listed as barber.
|Return of a Marriage|
Emil's father is Johann Matthaeus von Deck. From Census records we know that he used the name Matthaeus and/or Matthew and was born in Germany about 1821. It was not uncommon in Germany at the time for a family give two or more of their children the same first name with a different middle name to distinguish. Matthaeus may have had a brother named Johann Frederick or Johann Adam and so he chose to use his middle name regularly. Notice as a witness to the marriage on the bottom of the return, he signs his name as Matthaeus Deck. He address is 329 East 72nd Street, not too far from where Emil lived.
Emil's mother is Lina Angelica Junginger. From census records we know that she was born in Germany about 1830. We also know that she died before 1900 when Matthaeus is recorded in the Census as a widower.
Maria Amalie Zantop was my father's Great-Grandma Von Deck. She was born September 28, 1866 in Johanisburg, East Prussia. Although a strong German presence existed there at the time, Johannisburg is located in Poland today and has changed it's name to Pisz.
|Pisz, Poland today from the website http://www.pisz.pl/|
Maria's parents are recorded as Carl Zantop and Amalie Ziehfuss. So far, I have been unable to locate any additional information about Carl. It is probable that he stayed in Europe or died before the rest of the family came to America.
Amalie and four Zantop siblings came to America: Maria, Pauline, Minna and Richard. Pauline is one of the witnesses to Emil & Maria's marriage. She lived in the city and never married. She is burried next to Maria in Greenwich, Connecticut. Minna married Julius Becker in 1895. They moved to Greenwich some time between 1900 and 1910. Amalie lived with them. Richard died in 1895 at the age of 18.
Emil and Maria moved to Greenwich, Connecticut some time before 1900. Their two children, Richard and Pauline (my Grandma Munson's mother), were born in New York City before they moved. Emil and Maria are burried together at Putman Cemetery in Greenwich, Connecticut. Pauline and her husband Adam Koerner are burried with them.