Ruth Marie Hartwig
b. 6 February 1917, d. 24 April 1994
- Father: Charles Frederick Hartwig b. 7 January 1881, d. 16 November 1967
- Mother: Lucille Christine Kammerer b. 28 January 1887, d. 25 December 1972
- Ruth Marie Hartwig was born on 6 February 1917 in New York.
- She was baptized/christened on 9 September 1917 at Zion Lutheran Church in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.
- A snapshot was taken of the Hartwig and Woolcock families, likely out picking berries, in the fall of 1920.
- Sisters Ruth and Lucille Hartwig appear in a photographic portrait, made about 1921.
- A reunion of the Kammerer family was held in 1923 Kammerer family at the home of Helen Kammerer Hoffman, on the occasion of sister Phoebe Kammerer's Frank's visit from her home in Devil's Lake, North Dakota.
- Charles Frederick Hartwig and Lucille Christine Kammerer appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 746 Spruce Avenue. Other members of the household included Ruth Marie Hartwig, Lucille Katherine Hartwig.
- Charles Frederick Hartwig and Lucille Christine Kammerer appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Niagara Falls, New York, at 746 Spruce Avenue. Other members of the household included Ruth Marie Hartwig.
- She was employed as a typist in a steel alloy plant, according to the 1940 census.
- She married William Joseph Kaestner, son of William Andrew Kaestner and Anna Bald, on 25 July 1942 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York, at Holy Trinity Lutheran church, with Dr. Henry J. Pflum officiating.
- Lou Hartmeister and Lucille Hartwig served as attendants at the marriage of Ruth Hartwig and William Kaestner, 25 July 1942.
- The following appeared on 7 October 1942 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Mr. and Mrs. C. Fred Hartwig, of Spruce avenue, announce the marriage of their daughter, Ruth Marie, to Ensign William J. Kaestner, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William A. Kaestner, of East Orange, New Jersey. The wedding took place on July 25 at the Holy Trinity Lutheran church, in Buffalo, N. Y. Dr. Henry J. Pflum performed the ceremony. /P/ The bride was given in marriage by her father. The attendants were Miss Lucille K. Hartwig and Mr. L. Darwin Wilson, of Wilmington, Delaware. /P/ A reception for the immediate families was held at the Hotel Stuyvesant in Delaware avenue. /P/ Ensign Kaestner is at present stationed at the Navy Base on Staten Island.
- The following appeared on 17 January 1944 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Mr. and Mrs. C. Fred Hartwig, of 746 Spruce avenue, announce the marriage of their daughter, Lucille, to Mr. Louis A. Hartmeister, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Hartmeister, of St. Louis, Missouri, on Saturday, January 8, at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran church, the rev. Arthur A. Schmoyer, D.D., officiating.
Lieutenant Junior Grade and Mrs. William J. Kaestner, sister and brother-in-law of the bride, were the attendants.
Lieutenant Junior Grade and Mrs. William J. Kaestner have returned to their home in New York City after spending the weekend at the home of Mrs. Kaestner's parents.
- The following appeared on 1 August 1949 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: To Mr. and Mrs. William Kaestner, 8239 Krull parkway, August 1, a daughter, Margo Ruth.
- Ruth Marie Hartwig became a widow at the 5 January 1985 death of her husband William Joseph Kaestner.
- The SSDI lists Kensington, Montgomery County, Maryland, as the last residence of record of Ruth Marie Hartwig.
- Ruth Marie Hartwig died on 24 April 1994 at age 77 in Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland, at Holy Cross Hospital.
- She was interred at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland.
- The following appeared in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Ruth M. (Hartwig) Kaestner, 77, of Frederick Avenue, formerly of Niagara Falls, died Sunday (April 24, 1994) in Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, Md., after a long illness. She was born in Niagara Falls on Feb. 6, 1917, the daughter of C. Fred and Lucille (Kammerer) Hartwig. She was a graduate of the former Trott Vocational High School. Before her marriage, she was employed at Vanadium Corp. of America in Niagara Falls. While living in Kensington, she worked as a secretary for 12 years at the Chevy Chase Baptist Church, Chevy Chase, Md. She was the wife of William J. Kaestner, who died Jan. 5, 1985. Mrs. Kaestner is survived by two daughters, Margo Collins of Kensington and Cheryl Bozorgmanesh of Paris; and a sister, Lucille Hartmeister of Youngstown. The Rev. Larry Schmidt conducted graveside services in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, Md. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.
- Last Edited: 1 Dec 2013