Christiana Franziska Eimer
b. 10 January 1888, d. 8 September 1982
- Father: Louis Eimer b. 22 April 1861, d. 23 December 1951
- Mother: Katrina Franziska Kammerer b. 11 February 1862, d. 8 July 1928
- Christiana Franziska Eimer was born on 10 January 1888 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.
- She was baptized/christened on 16 December 1888 in Suspension Bridge, Niagara County, New York, at the home of her grandparents, according to the churchbooks of Zion Lutheran Church. sponsored by Johannes Kämmerer and Anna Marie Kammerer. The other sponsor was Christian Eimer, likely a brother of Louis.
- She was known as Christie.
- Louis Eimer and Katrina Franziska Kammerer appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 422 Fifth Street. Other members of the household included Christiana Franziska Eimer, Louise Kammerer Eimer and Paul Frederick Eimer.
- Louis Eimer and Katrina Franziska Kammerer appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Niagara Falls, New York, at 422 Fifth Street. Other members of the household included Christiana Franziska Eimer, Louise Kammerer Eimer and Paul Frederick Eimer.
- The following appeared on 4 June 1912 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Invitations are being issued for the coming wedding of Miss Christie Eimer and Mr. George Henry Cooley, which will take place at 6:30 o'clock Tuesday, June 18th, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Eimer of 433? Fifth Street.
- She married George Henry Cooley, son of Moses E. Cooley and Emma Lord, on 18 June 1912 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at Zion Lutheran Church The marriage was witnessed by Albert Edward Cooley and Marie Katherine Kammerer.
- The following appeared on 19 June 1912 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: A very pretty wedding was solemnized last evening at six thirty o'clock when Miss Christie Eimer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Eimer of Fourth street, was united in marriage to Mr. George Henry Cooley of this city. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Herman Brezing of the Zion Lutheran church at the home of the bride's parents. The house was artistically decorated with iris, marguerites, and peonies and the mantle before which the young couple were married was banked with palms and ferns. The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, looked charming in a white crepe de chene robe enriched with lace. She wore a bridal veil caught with lace and carried a shower bouquet of brides roses. The bridesmaid, Miss Marcia Kammerer of Toronto, wore a white embroidered gown over pink satin and a juliet cap and carried pink roses. The groom was attended by his brother, Mr. Albert Cooley and Mr. George Barnett, of Buffalo, played the wedding march. After the ceremony a reception was given, covers being laid for twelve at the bride's table, which was centered with her wedding cake. Mr. and Mrs. Cooley left last evening for an extended trip through Pennsylvania. The bride going away in a blue broad cloth suit and large black hat laden with roses. On their return Mr. and Mrs. Cooley will reside on Third street.
- George Henry Cooley and Christiana Franziska Eimer appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 446 Twelfth Street living next to Christie's cousin John B. Kammerer.. Other members of the household included George Henry Cooley Jr. and Robert Louis Cooley.
- The following appeared on 9 July 1928 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Mrs. Katherine F. Eimer, 66 years old, died in Memorial Hospital at 1 o'clock yesterday, a few hours after she had been admitted to the hospital suffering from heart disease. She had been ill only two days.
Born February 11, 1862, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Kammerer, pioneer residents of Suspension Bridge, Mrs. Eimer lived in this city all her life. In 1883 she was married to Mr. Eimer. Mrs. Eimer was a devoted member of the Zion Lutheran church. She had a wide circle of friends throughout the city.
Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Paul F. Eimer, and two daughters, Mrs. Louise E. Guinther and Mrs. Christie E. Cooley, all of this city. Five sisters also survive. They are, Mrs. Margaret Borth, Buffalo; Mrs. Charles O. Ford and Mrs. A. J. Hoffman, of this city; Mrs. Cornelius Frank, Devil's Lake, N. D. and Mrs. Elizabeth Barnett, of Buffalo. There are three grandchildren, George Henry and Robert Louis Cooley and John Paul Guinther, of this city.
The funeral will be held from the family home, 422 Fifth street, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. Herman Brezing of the Zion Lutheran church officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
- George Henry Cooley and Christiana Franziska Eimer appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Niagara Falls, New York, at 446 Twelfth Street living at the same address as Christie's cousin John B. Kammerer.. Other members of the household included George Henry Cooley Jr. and Robert Louis Cooley.
- Marcia Helena Bradfield crossed the border from Canada at Buffalo on 11 October 1931 for a one-day visit, giving as her arrival contact her cousin Christie Cooley in Niagara Falls. Departure contact was her daughter Frances at their home address, 128 Spodina Road, Toronto. At the time, she had been employed as a Social Service worker for the past five years.
- The following appeared on 26 August 1932 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Mr. and Mrs. George H. Cooley and sons, George H., Jr. and Robert L. of Twelfth street, have left for Linden, N. J., where they will join Mr. Cooley's brother, Albert E. Cooley, and his family, for a two-weeks' fishing trip. Mr. Albert Cooley, now city engineer in Linden, was formerly a resident of this city and has many friends here.
- The following appeared on 24 December 1951 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Masonic services and funeral services for Louis Eimer, 90, former city commissioner of charities and oldest member of Niagara Frontier Lodge 132, F and AM, have been arranged at the Bell Funeral chapel.
Mr. Eimer, who was active until the day before his death, died early yesterday at Memorial hospital after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage on Saturday night.
Niagara Frontier lodge will hold Masonic services for Mr. Eimer at 7 o'clock tomorrow evening. Funeral services will be held at the Bell chapel at 1:20 p. m. on Wednesday. The Rev. Arthur H. Schmoyer, pastor of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran church where Mr. Eimer had been a long-time member, will conduct the services.
Mr. Eimer was born in Germany. He came to the United States in 1875 and to Niagara Falls two years later. He joined Niagara Frontier lodge in 1885 and had been an active ember since that time. He had been awarded the 50-year Grand Lodge service medal and the 60-year Masonic palm. He was the oldest living member in the city to hold the latter citation.
He was also a member of Niagara Chapter 200, Royal Arch Masons; Niagara Commandery 64, Kinights Templar; Woodmen of the World; the old Forty-second Separate company, New York National Guard and the Loyal Order of Moose.
Mr. Eimer held the city commission for 22 years up until the time of his retirement at the age of 71.
Surviving are two daughters, MJrs. John Guinther and Mrs. George H. Cooley, Sr; a son, Paul F. Eimer, this city; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Oakwood cemetery.
- Christiana Franziska Eimer became a widow at the 28 January 1958 death of her husband George Henry Cooley.
- Christiana Franziska Eimer died on 8 September 1982 at age 94.
- She was interred at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia.
- Last Edited: 17 Apr 2015