AS RECORDED IN:
COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF
TOLLAND AND WINDHAM COUNTIES CONNECTICUT.
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF PROMINENT AND
REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS AND OF MANY OF THE EARLY SETTLED FAMILIES
PUBLISHER: J.H.BEERS & CO., CHICAGO; 1903 P. 1011
HENRY LINDEMAN, one of Windham county’s successful agriculturists, and a
highly respected citizen of Woodstock, was born in Hanover, Germany, Aug. 16,
Henry Lindeman, father of Louis Henry, was also born in Germany and died in that
country in 1864 at the age of sixty-six years.
He was an extensive horticulturist and exporter of seeds and made his
first consignment of flower and vegetable seeds to the United States in 1842.
His land was located just outside of Bremerhafen and was a model of
cultivation. He married Anna Ohland,
who came to America, after the death of her husband, in company with her oldest
daughter, in the spring of 1869. She
died in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1871 at the age of sixty-eight years, and lies buried
at Cypress Hills Cemetery. She was
the mother six children, namely: Louis
Henry, who was really named after his father, but translated the name Ludwig to
Louis after coming to this country; John
Henry, who was a farmer for several years in Kansas, where he married and died;
Elise, who died at the age of four years;
Johanna, married to William Thiers, who is living retired in San Leandro,
Cal.; Katherina, widow of Louis
Meyer, a former tailor of Brooklyn, N.Y., where she still resides;
Herman, also a tailor in Brooklyn.
Lindeman family originated in Holland, although members of it settled in Germany
as far back as the fourteenth century. One
or more of the descendants became missionaries, and a lake in Alaska is named
Lindeman’s Lake in honor of one of these, who was killed by the natives.
Henry Lindeman attended school in Germany until fourteen years of age and then
worked in his father’s garden about six years, when he leased twelve acres of
land in Dorum, Lande Wursten, Germany, and engaged in market gardening.
Sept. 16, 1866, Mr. Lindeman sailed from Bremerhafen on the sailing
vessel “Teona,” and after a tempestuous passage of six weeks’ duration
landed at New York, Oct. 27, 1866; thence he came direct to Woodstock, and went
to work for Henry T. Child, in whose employ he remained for six years.
In 1873 he took up the florist’s trade and bought the greenhouses known
as the “Lester” place of three acres, etc., in Woodstock, to which he has
added until he now owns forty-five acres, all under a high state of cultivation.
He also raises nursery stock, vegetables and vegetable plants and garden
truck generally, and is a model gardener. By
close application to his business he has become very successful and is
recognized as one of Woodstock’s substantial citizens.
Lindeman is a good-natured and generous gentleman, is a good neighbor, and
enjoys the unfeigned respect of all who know him.
In religion Mr. Lindeman was a member of the German Lutheran Church while
in the old country, but since coming to Woodstock he has affiliated with the
First Congregational Church, to the support of which he is a liberal
contributor. In politics he is a
staunch Republican, and has served as a member of the district school committee,
but as a rule has been too busy to give attention to politics.
Lindeman was joined in marriage May 9, 1858, to Sophia Magdalene Tewes, a
daughter of Heinrich and Regina (Thoda) Tewes, of Germany.
Mrs. Lindeman, with her six children, followed her husband to America,
landing at Castle Garden, New York, June 4, 1868, after a voyage of forty-nine
days. She died in Woodstock, March
28, 1900, at the age of sixty-five years, and lies buried in the family lot in
Woodstock Hill cemetery. Mrs.
Lindeman was the mother of fourteen children, born in the following order, the
first named six in Germany: Dora
Anna, owner and manager of “Elmwood Hall,” a summer boarding house in
Woodstock, unmarried; Eide Henry, a
cabinet-maker living in Brooklyn, N.Y., and married to Augusta Conklyn, who has
borne him two sons; William John, a
farmer of Woodstock, Conn., who married Alice (Robinson) Hyde, and has one son;
August Eibe Herman, blacksmith and wheelwright, who died in Woodstock,
unmarried, when twenty-four years old; Louis
Henry, a farmer and well driller in
Southbridge, Mass., who married Harriet E. Allen, of North Woodstock, and has
two daughters; Johanna Magdelene,
who assists her sister at “Elmwood Hall,” unmarried;
Mary Lizzie, a stenographer, unmarried;
Henry Albert, farming in Slocum, R.I.;
Sophia Magdelene, a twin of Henry Albert, who died when one year and two
months old; Edward John, who died at
the age of fourteen years; John
Albert, a farmer and unmarried; Herman
George, who died at the age of one year; Louisa
Justina, at home, unmarried; and
Charles Tewes, unmarried; who is associated with his father.
The eight children last named were born in Woodstock.
Mr. Lindeman came to America a poor boy, by his energy, perseverance and
industry he has won for himself a competence and reputable standing among his
fellow-citizens. For twenty-one
years Mr. Lindeman had charge of the trees, shrubs, and floral department of
Roseland Park for the late Hon. Henry C. Bowen and to him is due the credit of
having made it one of the most beautiful parks in the country.
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