6 Stumpf Brothers: Joseph

Joseph is born 21 Aug 1855 in Wald-michelbach, Hesse, Germany. He was baptized a day later and his godfather was Joseph Haag of Burstadt.1)Joseph Stumpf, baptism, Bertha Morrissey collection, [privately held by author.] He arrives in New York City on 19 Jun 1882 on the Ship, General Werder where he is listed as a mason, like his father.2)S. S. General Werder, Ship Manifest, arriving New York, City, New York, Jun 1882, Joseph Stumpf; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : 19 Mar 2017) citing “Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1820-1897,” Records of the U. S. Customs Service, Record Group 36, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., microfilm serial M237, roll 453, line 35, list 836.

In 1885, he’s listed as a bookkeeper for his brother, Peter’s company, an Anheuser-Busch distributor.

In Feb 1888, he marries Wilhelmina “Minnie” Dorsam (1867-1914), daughter of Leonard and Elizabeth. The couple produce 5 daughters: Virginia, Gertrude, Florence, Louise and Josephine!

After a successful partnership with brothers Peter and Edward, Joseph died in Richmond on 27 Apr 1936.

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1. Joseph Stumpf, baptism, Bertha Morrissey collection, [privately held by author.]
2. S. S. General Werder, Ship Manifest, arriving New York, City, New York, Jun 1882, Joseph Stumpf; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : 19 Mar 2017) citing “Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1820-1897,” Records of the U. S. Customs Service, Record Group 36, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., microfilm serial M237, roll 453, line 35, list 836.