Transcription of Anna Sophia Blair’s notes on the William Hauch family of Newark, NJ, in the 1800s


by Conrad W. Terrill, Feb. 2010





     Anna Sophia Blair (1878-1972), a daughter of Andrew Marshall & Emma Magdalena (Hauch) Blair, was a granddaughter of William & Sophia (Jaquillard) Hauch.  She was the family historian of the Blair and Hauch families, and wrote these notes some years before she died.  Judith Devaney, a granddaughter of Anna’s sister Emma, visited Anna in Montclair, NJ, where Anna was living with her sister Helen in December of 1971, to learn all she could of the family history.  Anna graciously let Judy borrow her notes and pictures, which Judy copied and returned.  The following is a transcription of the part of Anna’s notes pertaining to the William Hauch family.  (Anna’s notes also covered the Blair, Catalane, Kehoe and Doyle families, the last three of which bore on the ancestry of sister Emma’s husband.  Judy considers Anna Sophia Blair a family history heroine.)  The page numbering is Judy’s.



Click here to see a photocopy of Anna Sophia Blair’s notes.  (PDF, 3.0 MB)





William Hauch


William Hauch

March 5, 1848

New York

Louisa Hauch

Apr. 11, 1853

Newark, N J

Emma Magdalena

Aug. 28, 1855

      "        " "


Aug. 27, 1857

      "        " "


July 24, 1859

      "        " "


Aug. 25, 1861

      "        " "

Frank Joseph

Oct. 16, 1863

      "        " "

Mary Elizabeth

Dec. 16, 1865

      "        " "

Ida May

May 7, 1869



William Henry Joseph Hauch

Born Jan. 6, 1823

Sophia Jaquillard June 20, 1828 his Wife.


The above list was found later in order of birth.

Previous list was from Hauch Bible.


It was reported that Wm Hauch senior could read, write and speak 5 languages.  I know that after retirement, when relaxing, he was always reading foreign language books.

He was a passenger on the first Central Railroad train to New York, getting on the train at the East Ferry St. Station.  He worked in New York for the Buttekoefer Piano Co.  He was a beautiful carver of Woods and made himself an elegantly

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William Henry Joseph Hauch


carved upright piano.  It was a small low type not heavy like those made 75 yrs. ago.  When retired he had a beautiful vegetable, flower and fruit garden.  Raised grapes and placed white paper bags over the bunches so the grapes would be perfect.  Made a small quantity of grape wine and it looked and tasted delicious, so his friends said, I never had any of it.

     He had no use for men who sat at a bar and guzzled one glass of beer after another, and in most instances could not buy proper Clothes for their children.  He too would not sit at a bar and drink.

     When Grandfather lived in Germany he belonged to the Roman Catholic Church.  On reaching America he renounced the Catholic Church and would not join any other Church.  Grandmother was a Lutheran she often asked him “Where do you want to be buried if you should die before me.”  He replied we have had a good long life together and a Happy one and I want to be laid right alongside you.”  He often gave his reasons to people who wanted him to join the Roman Catholic Church in America He was very set in his views.  He always said he hoped some person would come along some day strong enough to break the power of the R. C. Church.  His reasons as I remember them he did not believe in celibacy and the priests on this score did not practice what they preached.  He did not think God wanted Mens to be dressed

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William Henry Joseph Hauch


as drab as they were, shaved and their bodies covered with cumbersome clothes and live confined some never to see Gods sunlight.  He then talked of the garbs of priests.  Red Velvet, Black Velvet, Green velvet, paid for by parishioners who could not buy clothes for their children.  He spoke of the lace skirts wore over the Velvets, made by Peasants who sat and made lace all day for a few pennies.  Under nourished and under weight.  Their hats belonged in a circus parade Spoke of the collections.  The priests would plead poverty but they didn’t look it and would say if you don’t have any money, place your jewelry on the plate and the poor numb skulls would take whatever jewelry they had and put it on the plate.  The priests ate the fat of the land and those under them got the scraps.

     In spite of all his grumbling, his four sons married Irish Catholic Wives.  Two of the Married Sisters.




William Henry Joseph Hauch

Born Feb. 6, 1823 in Oppau, Germany

Died April 16, 1906

Sophia Jaquillard

Born June 20, 1828 Alsace, (Sielstem? Co. Lauraine

Married Mar. 16, 1847                             France

Died April 16, 1906.





  Taken from German Bible:      Hauch


Edward Hauch geboren

August 25, 1861 –Newark NJ.


Frank Josepf Hauch              Died: June 5 1890 Newark NJ

October 16, 1863 Newark NJ


Mary Elisabeth Hauch

December 16 1865 Newark


Ida May Hauch

May 7 1869 Newark NJ  Died Apr 28 1955


Sophia Jacquallard                             )

June 20 1828 Alsas Sielstem Co.{**}   )  Grandmother

Died: 10/27/1903France                     )

Married to William Hauch                 )

March 16, 1847                                  )  Grandfather

Died:  April 16, 1906                         )



William Hauch  (grandfather      OPPAU - GERMANY

born January 6, 1823 in


Luisa Hauch (Louisa)

April 11, 1853  Newark NJ



William Hauch

Born March 5 1868 New York


Edward Hauch

Jan 8 1850  New York    -Died March 21 1851


Ema Magdalena Hauch

August 28, 1855  Newark N J


Albert Hauch

Aug. 27, 1857  NewYork


Sophia Hauch

July 24 1859  Newark NJ.


The above list was given to

me by Ida Patterson.

                           A. S. B.



Was killed by a

Penn train on

Market St., Newark

Station was on the

north side of the Street. It

was a stormy night and he

was on his way either to or

from the Newark Market.

(after Midnight)  He was

married to a Miss Bannon

a sister of Edwards Wife.

The tracks were then on

street level.

                        A.S. Blair





                            Born Aug 25 1861 at Newark NJ

          Edward V Hauch, Sr.

     Preston Hauch 2nd

wife   Anna Bannon                 Believe they lived in

       deceased age 18

children:                             Newark and then Bayonne


          Mabel Brady

     Ida May Hauch        {**}

husband Daniel Brady

husband  William R Murphy

Dtr     Hazel Henkel

Son   William E. Murphy

          Monica Foran

dtr     Bonnie Burke


children of son

          Hazel Hauch McMurray – deceased

      Michael Devon

          William E McMurray          no children

      Kathleen Victoria



          Frank + John Hauch  twins

     Walter Hauch

          John deceased at birth


wife   Catherine Lilly


dtr      Hazel O’Neill

     Robert Hauch   deceased


Wife  Sarah Hill Hauch

          Preston Hauch, 1st

Dtr      Maureen

            died age 4 ½ 




          Edward Hauch Jr.


wife   Wlizabeth Geiger     2nd wife

The best I can do would

          (Ethel Janblyn           1st wife

take a book to write

          (  dtr Rita                     deceased

all the grand children

          son Edward Hauch 3rd

or great grand children

          dtr Elizabeth Ann


          son Frank Hauch




          William Hauch – deceased

This was given to me

wife    Anna Orlofsky

March 1971 —

          dtr – Elaine

Edward (?)? Hauch Sr.


was Emma Magdalena

          Anna V. Hauch

Hauch Blair’s brother.

husband  James Elder


  Dtr     Patricia Bonnacarte


  sons   James – David – George –


              Robert + Donald


  Dtr     Denise




{**  Climbing up the right margin, near the top, apparently in the Ida May Hauch block,  was:}  1218 Bay St. / Santa Monica, Cal. 90405




Jaquillard-Hensler Brewing Co.



Brewing in Newark


 {I’ve put the script in this column down at the bottom.}

Sale of the controlling interest

in the Joseph Hensler Brewing

Co. marks the end of an era.

Hensler’s was the last Newark

brewery still owned by members

of the founding family.

   Brewing in Newark was once

exclusively a family industry—

dominated by such famous names

as Ballantine, Krueger, Wieden-

mayer, Fiegenspan and Hensler.

These, in turn, had succeeded the

pioneers, Schalk Bros., Lorenz &

Jacquillard and Braun & Laible.

   The change began with prohibi-

tion.  Wiedenmayer did not sur-

vive the Noble Experiment.  Bal-

lantine and Fiegenspan, soon after

repeal, passed into the hands of

the Badenhausen group and early

this year Krueger was acquired by

a German syndicate.  Now the

cycle is completed with the trans-

fer of Hensler’s to a Swiss com-


   Through all the changes beer

production in Newark has con-

tinued to rise.  The city’s strategic

location and its abundant supply

of pure water have attracted such

giants as Anheuser-Busch and

Pabst, which have helped expand

Newark’s output to the point

where it is surpassed only by the

breweries of Milwaukee and New

York.  Brewing is one of the city’s

major industries, with an annual

production of more tha six mil-

lion barrels.

   For an enterprise that was

legally dead and physically dor-

mant only a quarter of a century

ago, this is a very robust recovery.


Newark Eve. News July 19, 1957


Jacquillard was the brother of Mother’s Mother,   Sophia Jacquillard Hauch.


When I was a child Grand Ma Hauch told me several times about her brother owning the Hensler Brewing Co., prior to his death but said nothing about the Lorenz family having any interest in it.  His widow later on married the brewmaster Mr. Hensler.  The Lorenz family lived directly across from the brewery in a very well kept house and grounds.  The women on the porch doing fancy work or sewing were all well dressed and groomed.  Grand Ma did say the Lorenz family had a large Plot in Fairmount Cemetery where there was room for Grand Pa and Grand Ma Hauch and believe that is where they are both buried.  Later on

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The Jacob Kaiser Family


I went through the Cemetery and found the plot.  It was large and fenced in with a heavy black iron fence with a large gate.  About 10 years ago all the fences enclosing grave plots were removed to reduce the cost of grass care.

I also had a business card of a Wine store in Lower Manhattan which was owned and operated by Jaquillard Grand Ma’s brother.  It was a long narrow store which at that time was called by the public a hole in the Wall.  You simply drank a glass of wine and went on there was no loitering.


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G[r]and Ma also had an Aunt Sophia Kaiser who with her husband and family lived in the vicinity of the Brewery.  Her husband name was Jacob.  Her oldest son was a Veterinarian, his name also was Jacob and they call him Jake.  He doctored all the horses for the breweries in Newark—Bullantines, Feigenspan, Kohischer, Weidermeyer, Krueger, Schack.  She was always complaining he was over worked.  When there was an Epidemic he stayed in the stables all night.  He was dedicated to the horses.  Ballentines horses were beautiful.  They were dark gray with white stripes, very heavy, tall and big.

Sophia Kaiser had a son in the Real Estate business.  I had to call on him once and he was

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The Kaiser Family


a very pleasant young man.

     Her daughter was a disappointment.  She would not go to College, as her brothers had done, mor would she do anything at all.  She said her mother had sufficient money to hire a maid to do the household chores.  They had a large piece of land, 4 horses, a cow, chickens, dogs, cats, buggies and other conveyances to get around in.

     Mr. Jacob Kaiser her husband had a large frame storage warehouse on Commerce St. Between Broad and Mulberry Sts.  He catered to the farmers who came from S. Jersey to sell their products in the Centre Market which took in all the rear of Public Service Parking lot and extended to West Park St.

                                                                                                                                            A.S. Blair





This is a copy of a letter I found in Mothers effects.

423 West Park Ave.

Waukesha, Wisc.

June 29, 1906

Dear Cousin Emma;

                                    I should have written sooner but we have been very busy picking raspberries.  We would drive out to the farm in the morning and stay all day.  It is about a six mile drive and very good roads.  Uncle (mc cally)? drives with me but he is not at home now.  He has been with my married sister the past two weeks.  They have a very good Doctor a few miles from where she lives and we wanted him to see if he could not help him.  He gets a pain in his left side and very short of breath which hinders him from walking.  Emma when I wrote of the farm that is the birthplace of all my sisters and brothers with the exception of John and Charlie, they were born in New York, and my 3 brothers and one of my sisters still live on it and the place seems very dear to us all.  We still have the same place we had when our father was with us and we take great ^ deal of pleasure in going out to see our folks.  I would like very much to come and see you all and I hope we would love one another dearly.  Maybe next year I can come.  We have had so much expense this last year.  We have City property and you know what it means to keep it in repair.  Emma I am sorry anything happened and I hope you will not let the

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lawyers get a hold of your estate.  Because you know it would be too bad what your Father and Mother worked hard for would go like that.  It is too bad we did not get any of Ida’s letters.  We should liked to have heard from you all.  Have you got one of your Mothers pictures?  If you have I should like one.  We are expecting uncle home today.  It will be two weeks next Tuesday since he went away.  We all think so much of him it seems like six weeks since he went away.  I do hope the Doctor will help him.  Have you got pictures of your folks.  If so would you send them to me.  I would like some of you to come see us.  We would try and make it pleasant for you.  My love to all my Cousins.  I am glad they were all well the time you wrote.  My love and kisses to you and your family.

I remain as ever your loving Cousin

                                                                        Lille Heille

Grandmother spoke of Charles Heille quite frequently.  His photo is in the family Album.

                                                                                                            A.S. Blair

                                                                                                            Easter 1971

                                                                                                            91 ½ yrs. Old.