The Beischel Family in Cincinnati, Ohio
Christian Beischel - The Beginning of the Beischel
Family in the United States
Christian Beischel was born on June 14, 1828. According to the
St. Mary's Cemetery (Cincinnati, OH) records, Christian's parents were
listed as Mathias and Magdalena Beischel. However, Magdalena is
actually Christian's step-mother. Christian's birth mother was
Maria Hess. Christian came to the United States in the 1850's
from Gottenheim, Baden, Germany.
On January 7, 1861, Christian married a woman by the name of Mary Smith
at old St. Mary's Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. Christian and Mary had
child and Mary and the child died at the child's birth on December 27,
The funeral took place at Our Lady of Victory Church in Delhi Township
Christian then married Rose Roos (Rose's birthdate is listed as
December 3, 1840) at Our Lady of Victory Church on May 4, 1862.
Christian and Rose had five children:
Christian Beischel died on May 2, 1913 and he is buried at the St.
Mary's Cemetery in St. Bernard (Cincinnati). His wife Rose died on June
18, 1924 and is also buried at St. Mary's Cemetery.
- William - born February 13, 1863
- Jacob - born September 18, 1866
- John - born February 10, 1868
- Benjamin - born April 13, 1871
- Elizabeth - born January 7, 1875
Victor Beischel's Account of our Family History
In 1976, "Vic" Beischel, Grandson of Christian
some of the history of the Beischel Family that settled in the
Ohio area of the United States.
My memory isn’t good enough to support documentation but I will try to
this as I remember beginning with my grandfather, Christian Beischel
came to this country in 1850 from Baden-Baden, Germany. He came
a sailboat that took 56 days and he settled in Cincinnati because he
someone here that would befriend him. The friend took him to a
got him to drive a dray on the Ohio riverfront. While doing that
a doctor who was a very fine man who had a very fine home in Price
He wanted Christian to take care of his gardens, his flowers, his
and whatever else they had in those days. While he was working
doctor he found out that he owned a farm in Delhi. He had sold it
Short estate. The doctor took him out there to see it and he
lease with the Short estate. He married an Irish girl named Mary
his first wife, but she died with their first child and the child died
He then hired two men who helped with the household work and the farm
Both of these men gave him an ultimatum one day that either he get a
to take care of the house or they would quit. About a half an
what was to be my maternal grandmother came across the yard to
had been to the house for Mary’s layout. My mother always joked
horsehair sofa that she saw there that day had a lot to do with the
she had for my grandfather! (Her family name was Rose) She helped
potatoes and then they went to see Father Metzgar at Our Lady of
Church. I think he married them before the prescribed three
had to be published in the bulletin. They lived where the Western
Country Club is today, and up until a few years ago, part of the
house that my father was born in. My father was born in 1863 in
and stayed there until he married my mother.
My mother’s folks came from Alsace-Lorraine, France or Germany.
to either country at different times. My grandfather’s name was
He was a carpenter. He learned the carpenter trade in France and
over on a sailing vessel and got a job in New York. He was
working on a
big building in New York and was sitting on a windowsill when my
who had come on a sailing vessel about 6 months later than him, was
down the street and looked up and recognized him! They had known
in France, so it was only two months or so later that they got
Her name was Mary Diebold. She had a very fine recommendation
people in Montmarte, France that she would qualify as a good maid and
an upstairs maid that the rich people might like in a hotel. At
after they were married they lived in Avondale. My grandfather
for his cousin, a contractor. Frank Diss was the oldest child,
and then a daughter Emma. Then they went to Jefferson City to
build a barracks
in the Civil War. They had a son born down there who’s name was
died and he’s buried in Jefferson City, Indiana. Then they moved
Cincinnati. My mother, Josephine, was the next child and she was
Avondale after they came back from the Civil War project. She
until she was 4. My Grandfather Diss wanted to go into business
but did not want to go in opposition of his relative so he moved down
Delhi (which was known at the time as Muddy Creek). He lived in a
until he had time to build a new house (that is still standing) on
Ave. They had one other daughter named Odelia. We called
her Aunt Tilly.
She died I think in 1933 as a maiden. She was a seamstress who
living sewing for other people.
Both of my mother’s brothers were carpenters the same as her father
Many times when I met the old carpenters 60 or 70 years ago they
my Uncle Frank and my Uncle Gus Diss. Also, my Uncle Gus was the
foreman and framed the roof on Music Hall here in Cincinnati.
My mother (Josephine), who moved when she was 4 to “Muddy Creek,” was
years old when she got married to my father. He was 25.
They moved down
to Muddy Creek and he worked for my grandfather, the carpenter
for a while. I believe my oldest brother, Arthur, was born in
and also my sister Loretta. Loretta was born in 1890 on November
was born next, I was 84 on September 30 this year (1976). Another
Florence, who was five years younger than I, died of pneumonia when she
seventeen in 1915. We had been on a farm until that time, but we
the town of Cheviot so that we could get “on the car” more readily than
could on the farm. The next child in our family was Louis.
He passed away
about a year ago. He was born in 1901. He was married to
Clara Focke and
they had one daughter. After him was Clarence born in 1903.
He was married
to the sister of Clara, Luella Focke, and they had one son,
Mary is next. She was born in 1906 in May. She took care of
Josephine, a good part of her life. My sister, Loretta took care
of my mother
after that. Mary is now a widow – having been married to Al
Kenker the box
manufacturer in Cheviot. The next and last is my brother Ralph
who was born
in 1908 and died in 1957. He was married to Helen Imholte.
They had no
I was the first one in the family to marry. I married Edith Frey,
daughter, in Groesback 60 years ago, in 1916 on October 18th. To
born seven sons and two daughters. One of them is sitting here
– that’s Lucy. But I’ll go through all of them for you.
Robert was the
oldest, He was born on Trevor Ave. in Cheviot. The
temperature was 12 degrees
below zero. Dr. McHenry was the doctor assisted by an
Dr. Little. Bob is a contractor here in Cincinnati. They
kind of followed
in their father’s footsteps in the building business. He is 59
now and has 5 children. Next, is David who was born Jan. 13,
1919. He was
also born on Trevor Ave. delivered by Dr. George H. Musekamp.
Dave is 58
and is a diemaker. David has 6 children. Jack was born July
25th in 1920
at Blue Rock and Cheviot Rd. delivered by Dr. George H. Musekamp.
56 years old. He is a salesman and has 4 children. Jane was
born June 20th,
1924 at Blue Rock and Cheviot and was delivered by Dr. Swing.
Jane has 8
children and she lives in Geneva, New York, because her husband was
up there by the American Can Company. He’s now retired. The
next is Tom
born May 31, 1926 on Blue Rock…Momma had been sick for 5 months before
birth and she was attended by Dr. Swing. We never thought Tom
or Momma. Father Tom is a Precious Blood Priest. He’s the
Chaplin of Providence
Hospital. I can look out the window from where I live on Colerain
see the hospital. Next, is Richard who was born Feb. 12, 1928 and
delivered by Dr. Swing. There was a question as to whether he was
or after. If he was born after midnight he would have been born
Birthday. Dr. Swing had three different watches that were at
times. We finally took that he was born after midnight and he was
Richard Lincoln Beischel. Father Richard, also a Precious Blood
and has been in the Missions for about 13 years in Chile. He was
this summer and just went back to Chile again. The next one is
was born in 1930 on Blue Rock Rd. delivered by Dr. Swing. After
born at about 2:00 in the morning his automobile wouldn’t start when he
to go home. I pushed him from our house to Galbraith Rd. where
old Dr. Vanpelt
lived and it still wouldn’t start going downhill so I pushed him to
and he left it at the garage and I took him to College Hill to his
The next morning I went to work after not having been in bed all night
Melbourne, Kentucky to the Sisters of Divine Providence. At about
the afternoon I went down the engineer’s room to take a nap on his
As soon as I laid down someone said here comes the boss and you better
up. Lucy is a Sister of Mercy and has been in the library of
for many, many years. After her came Mark who was born July 8,
was born on Cheviot Rd. and delivered by Dr. Swing. Aunt Irma
kept all the
children out at Sohngen’s in Venice for the whole day so I had some
Sohngen’s owned a brewery and let Ed Frey stay there for the summers
he wasn’t in Florida. Father Mark is a professor at Calumet
of Chicago. Then I guess the last one is Paul. Paul was
born in 1935 in
November. Due to fact that Momma had some special problems it was
that she have him at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was attended by
and Dr. Kettering, an obstetrician. Paul has five children.
My father, William Beischel, was born in February of 1863. The next
two years later, was Jacob. Then came John and next Benjamin who
a boy. They had one daughter who we called Aunt Lizzy. She
was later married
to Hermann Dorr who lived in Northside. He still has grandsons
somewhere – attorneys, building association presidents and whatnot.
My wife, Edith Christian Frey, was the daughter of John Frey and
Luichinger. Her father had been a blacksmith. But Mrs.
died, (my wife’s grandfather) and Mrs. Luichinger couldn’t run the
successfully so she talked John Frey, my mother’s father, into giving
his blacksmith trade and running the store for her. He ran it
for many years and died in March, 1922 at the age of 69. My
died when she was 43 years old. That was Catherine
Luchinger. My wife was
9 years old when her mother died. Mr. Frey, after several years,
his widowed sister-in-law. They didn’t call her mother.
They called her
Aunt Monie which she had been before that. John Frey had 9
Martin Frey, next came Nora who was married to John Nye.
Next was Louis
who stayed in the business with his father and died at age 29 of
He was married to a Boimanmiller girl and they had one son, Louis who
also gone. After Louis came Clara. She married a Honnert –
He was a carpenter at the time she married him. I was in business
for about 20 years. Oscar was next. He moved to California
and died out
there at the age of 84. After Oscar came Ed. He died 10
years ago. Then
came Edith. She died at the age of 70, that’s been almost 16
After her came John who died in 1955. Only one of my wife’s
family is still
living. That’s Alban who was 11 months old when his mother
John Frey, Edith’s father, was the son of old Elias Frey, the
He had several brothers. Louis was a wagonmaker. Julius had
some kind of
business on State Ave. There was one girl, Mrs. Ries, who I knew
that also died.
We bought our furniture one month before we got married. We
rented an apartment
on Pullan Ave. in Northside. We bought our furniture at Alms
because the Frey Co. had a wholesale account there and I saved 10% on
which I needed very much at the time. We had a very fine winter
it was one of the happiest times in my life. We lived next to the
Mamma went there frequently to get new books to read. She
part of them and then I would read up to where she left off. Once
had laryngitis or something I read one of the books to her and she
remembered that. We went out quite a bit because we were on a car
We went to the circus and the theatre quite a bit and had the happiest
ever! Financially, I don’t think it was that good because I was
quite a bit. We stayed there until I realized we were going to
have a new
arrival! They immediately let us know they did not want us there
baby. So we stayed there until October and then rented a house on
Ave. in Cheviot. The first of our children, Robert, was born
was an exceptionally cold winter and I think there was a time that I
not work for six weeks in January and February. When Dave came on
I had left Penker and was working for Honnert. We stayed in
Dave was 8 or 9 months old and then moved to a house in the country at
Rock and Cheviot Rd. where the rest of the children were born.
The second winter in the country Dave had an infected gland in his
that swelled to an enormous size. We had to get a surgeon from
who actually operated on him at the kitchen table! A far cry from
are done today.
Next, I was building St. John’s School in Dry Ridge and I got a call
first time mamma had ever called me at work) to say that Dave got his
cut off on the lawn mower. He tried to pull on the bar on the
front of the
mower and Bob was pushing it. The first time the reel went around
Dave’s finger off and Edith wanted to know if she should keep
them! I called
Dr. Swing and came home. We couldn’t do anything about the
fingers so two
of them are deformed as a result.
At the time Tom was born I was working on some buildings over on
Ave. in Kentucky called Koenig Stores. Mamma was sick for 5
months of pregnancy
with Tom so I was glad when he was born. Here are the troubles I
during that time. I had women of every description staying with
I went to work and they were all unsatisfactory. Until finally I
the end of my rope and went over to Uncle Jake’s to ask one of his
to come and stay with my family so I could have peace of mind that at
part of the household would be there when I got home. I told him
pay him any amount of money and I was quite surprised at the price, but
won’t tell you what it was! She stayed with us until Tom was a
Her name was Ruth Beischel and she was about 19 years old and I have
been grateful for the fine job she did. Tom was born weak and
talk plainly when he first learned to talk. The first thing he
say is “Hold me mamma” and wanted everyone to hold him. But he
a fine priest as all of you know and everyone loves him and knows how
we are of him!
When Richard was born Dr. Swing was the physician for the Cinti. Boxing
and he naturally attended all the fights. So he was down at the
Lightweight Championship of the World at the arena down on Vine St.
I called his house and told him we needed at doctor. His wife
said he was
at the fight. When we got him from there he was in a pretty bad
he didn’t want to leave the fight when it was a question as to whether
Miller would be the Lightweight Champion of the World!
Lucy’s story I already told about being on the cot at a job in
KY for the Sisters of Divine Providence. Well, she got her name
Lucy who was there at the time and I guess I liked her and they sent
kinds of cute little presents for Lucy when she was born. I’ve
there a few times since then. Once was when Lucy wanted to enter
but it didn’t seem like the place she wanted to go so later she joined
Sisters of Mercy.
I already told how at Mark’s birth everyone stayed at Sohngen’s.
The last one is Paul who was born at Good Sam. He was born with
in his arm torn or something and it was straight up and we were
that he would never be able to use that arm or even get it down.
parallel to his head. I would venture he was 3 or 4 months old
put his arm down on the pillow! He was also at Good Sam for about
after Edith went home. He had impetigo which is a skin disease
that a lot
of children got in the hospital. Paul had a bath in baby oil
for a whole year.
Today is January 29, 1977 at about 4:30 in the afternoon looking at 3
4 feet of snow! It was 10 below this morning. It’s 20
“Maybe you can tell us how life on the farm was,” Lucy asked.
I was born on a farm in Monfort Heights about a half mile West of
Rd. At that time it was called Pleasant Ridge Pike. Now
it’s called West
Fork Rd. My folks moved there in March of 1890 and I was born in
1892. I can recall many things from the time I was 4 or 5 yrs.
seems to me that my worries started then already. I remember one
fine horses dying and the replacement was not so easy. I remember
crying and I guess I did too. At any rate, that must be about the
started taking over the worries for the family.
To get on with more interesting things:
I went to school when I was almost 6. At that time if you lived
near a certain
distance from a parochial school, you were allowed to go to the public
by the parish priest for 2 or 3 years.
On the farm we were practically self-sufficient. We raised
ate. We had potatoes and kept them in bins in the cellar.
We also had apples
in the cellar. We killed hogs for meat and kept it in brine in
We had cabbage for sauerkraut kept in a barrel. We buried turnips
covered with rye straw and then covered with dirt to save them.
open these mounds very often, just as we needed to use them. We
apples in the sun and took them up to the attic and in the winter that
the fruit we had. We had berries and carrots. We had a
barrel of flour
and mother made all of the bread we ate. She had yeast that she
as a starter to make all of her own bread. When I was about 9
yrs. old I
was sent to Cheviot with a chip basket with 3 or 4 dozen eggs and 3 or
lbs. of butter and I took it to the grocery where I traded it for
that we needed like sugar, starch, and coffee. I would come home
dollar or something like that left over.
It’s 1977 at 2:30 in the afternoon. It’s Fr. Dick’s 49th birthday today.
“Tell us about your jobs, “ asks Lucy.
I’m going to make an attempt to leave you with the knowledge of some of
jobs I had in the construction industry. Some work I had was
for Honnert and later for architects and engineers. The first job I
had as a foreman was for the Penker Construction Company. It was in
1918 after a real bad winter that Theodore Penker called me and said I
you’ve been home long enough – you better come to work tomorrow. So he
me the plans to put the piers and the footings on the Gold Register Co.
on Reading Road. In May 1918 I went to join Honnert with an agreement
receive a percentage of the profits. The first job that I took care of
the First Romanian Baptist Church at Dayton and Whiteman Streets in
It was very near where my grandfather lived and I could go over there
get my lunch.
List other jobs he worked on…
(Not all are included here – I have transcribed only those with stories
The next job I worked on was a remodeling job of St. Edward’s on Clark
The job was to remodel the inside of the church and the front and put a
on it. I remember what a dangerous job it was. For some unknown reason
thought I could build a steeple without figuring on scaffolding.
A job that stands out in my memory as giving me the most worries of any
I had ever done and was the least fitted for was the Moose Temple. It
after WWI and the Moose membership had no work on their regular jobs so
decided to build this temple with their own members who were out of
They hired a superintendent who was qualified but not for the kind of
that was supposed to be done there. They dug the whole basement with
wagons and teams of mules and shoveled all the ground and sand into
and hauled it away. The back part of the building which was, I think,
ft. long and 50 ft. wide, was supposed to be 12 ft. deeper than the
of it. That was supposed to be the power plant and heating systems.
the Mila Motor Car Co. right across the alley started to crack, the
of Directors sued the Moose people for the damage to their property and
the city of Hamilton enjoined them from proceeding with the work. They
it out to a contractor and I was sent there.
I knew as little about sheet-piling as an atheist does about Sunday. I
find a fine old gentleman who had done sheet-piling many places along
Big Miami River which goes through Hamilton. He said if I would pay him
or $20 he would spend two days with me making a lumber list and a
of how to sheet-pile this extra depth. I had to make a drawing of this
take it to the Building Commissioner’s office and they immediately
it and told me to go ahead with it. But I’m positive I didn’t get very
sleep until the sheet-piling was done and the deep foundation was in
back filled. Uncle Lou, my brother, worked up there as a laborer for me
3 or 4 months. Every Sunday night I got him and took him back on
Next I worked on the North College Hill Public School. [After that in
1922, I remember, when I came home and I saw a sign on the door that
Edith’s father had died – Mr. Frey.] In 1923 I built St. Stephen’s
and rectory on Eastern and Donham Ave. In 1924 I found myself back in
again at the Notre Dame Academy. That was a six-story college building.
Several times I spent 6 or 8 months as a superintendent on outside work
would always find myself on one or two inside jobs and then I stayed
One of them was the Condon School for crippled children.
In 1927 I spent quite a bit of time on the Crosley mansion that Tom now
in the chauffeur’s quarters of as the Chaplain of Providence Hospital.
of the time I spent between there and Mt. Healthy High School. It was
only a high school, but also an enormous gym where they still play
basketball tournaments around here. I always remember that the concrete
were all exposed. We had so much trouble because there were two big
trees that overhung the roof of the school. Every time a walnut fell
in the concrete somebody had to pick it up because it was going to show
the finished ceiling.
From there I went to the Bell Telephone Co. in Mt. Healthy not maybe a
and a half from where Paul lives now. Nothing special remembered from
just the same hard work as on all the jobs.
In 1929 I went to St. Agnes Church and School on California Ave. in
Hill. It was a beautiful granite building. The whole outside was what
called seamed-face granite. The granite was quarried up in the eastern
of granite district but it was granite that was grown flat on the
and it got its discoloration from rusty water running through the
stone that colored them the beautiful brown and golden colors.
I have to laugh when I say this, but when I went to Melbourne, Kentucky
build St. Anne’s Convent and that is when Lucy was born. She is named
I went to work, I think, at St. Boniface School in 1932. From St.
School I went to build a diary barn for Mr. Bosse. He brought his
to school every day and he said if he ever had anyone build anything
the guy I want to build it because he never walks, he runs all the
So I built a dairy barn in 3 or 4 weeks.
From there I went to Ohio Life Insurance Co. on Reading Road. It had
a recording company – a factory style. Everything was taken down except
core skeleton and that was faced with limestone and that’s where I set
biggest stone and the heaviest stone I ever had. It weighed 11 tons. It
a stone over the entrance that had a big eagle on it and the words,
Life Insurance Co.”
I spent 8 or 10 weeks on a jury, but when we got the contract to
the Reds ballpark, I had to get permission from the Jury
go out there because he agreed with me that couldn’t delay Opening Day
because I was on the jury. I had to promise him that I’d come
day and serve the rest of my term on the jury – which I never did!
I then went to the Lawrenceburg Distillery owned by the O’Shaughnessy
who originally purchased the land from the Sisters at Melbourne, Ky.
one of their Sisters as an O’Shaughnessy daughter. So that’s how
to bid on the distillery down there. A number of things happened
job. One of them was that I went down to find out how many men we
bring from Cincinnati so that when we got the job I would try to carry
the order I got from the union down there. But immediately the
one man to be the carpenter foreman. I had an agreement from the
that I could bring a carpenter foreman, a laborer foreman, a cement
foreman, and a couple other fellows with me. When this man wasn’t
carpenter foreman, he immediately became rather difficult and made a
of trouble. We finally settled by giving him the name carpenter
but he didn’t have anything to say because Joe Kraemer went down with
everyday and was the actual carpenter foreman. The man’s name was
Clark. He had been up here in Cincinnati as a nonunion man.
When the union
carpenters took over they ran him off the job and he vowed that no
man could ever work on any job in Lawrenceburg. So, that’s what
of the trouble there. One day when I went up on the roof on the
I had sent Joe Kraemer to stretch a line for the saddle of the
that knows the building business knows that they go up on a slope on
parapet wall and a slope roof until they finally train the water over
the drain. When I got up there, a couple hours after they worked
the saddle was smaller on the roof and lower on the parapet wall and I
him why he didn’t stick to the line and he said they didn’t need a big
on that kind of roof. So I said, “That’s it! If you don’t
take orders from
us we might as well stop right here!” So, I went down and got his
ready and gave it to Joe and Joe fired him. So that night
he was sitting
up on the road with a big old 44 revolver and he said, “This is to tell
don’t come here tomorrow morning to work.” So when I came the
he was sitting there again and I stopped to talk to him. I told
if you shoot an unarmed man you know what you’ll get for it.
burned in the electric chair as sure as the Lord made little green
He finally uncocked the gun and I went on down the road to see Victor
and I told him we simply could not finish the job on schedule. We
May to October. They wanted to be making whiskey in
October. He told me
to wait just a few minutes. He and I went to court in
went to see a judge without any legs. He was in a
wheelchair. His name
was Judge Rickens. He wanted to hear my story. He pressed a
button and four
policemen came in. He said, “I want you to go out and pick up
right away.” So it wasn’t but 20 minutes until they brought him
said, “Is this the man?” I said, “Yes, that’s the man.” They read
had told them and the judge said, “we have every evidence from Mr.
that this man doesn’t lie. Now do you agree?” He said, “I
guess I have
to.” The judge said from now on you will never go back into
was the name of the area right out of Lawrenceburg where the distillery
built. We never saw him again after that.
In 1935, I spent several months on Anchor Motor Freight which was one
the first buildings that was built to house trucks that haul
They never hauled automobiles on trucks until 1935.
After I finished that I went to St. Bernard’s Church in Taylor’s
I was there from June until about Christmas. From there I went to
in the beginning of 1936 and after finishing Fort Scott some time prior
June 14 when it opened, I went to St. Anne’s Church in Hamilton and
the footings and foundation before I finally left the employee of
From the time I left there , I supervised many buildings for architects
One of them was Lincoln Court Housing project which had 1,015
One of the biggest in Cincinnati in a permanent housing, all concrete
brick. It moved very fast. They poured four floors every
day on those long
After I finished there I put in 5 or 6 months for the United States
in a housing development in Hamilton.
From there I went to the supervision of bringing soldiers’ barracks
Cincinnati after WWII was over. They were cut into pieces and
on flat cars. At seven different locations we built up temporary
for the soldiers that couldn’t find homes. One was in Winton
house 500 families. One was right across from Baldwin Piano Co.
Ave. One was out in Anderson Township. I had a very fine colored
with me that had just graduated from architecture school. We had
a lot of
work. Finally, we finished all but 30% of it because we ran out
So while they were our money I had a furlough and that’s when I did
of the work on Dave’s house. I went out nearly every day in the
1946. From there I went back again to finish this housing because
reactivated a bill passed that gave them another half a million dollars
finish this up.
I was doing this work when Momma had her first sickness. We
thought it was
stroke. They called it several other things, but she never was
after that. That’s a memorable day for me. I know
that. All through these
jobs --- there are a lot more of them --- the Cincinnati Public
Hamilton County Home and Hospital, Seton High School and many more that
supervised for architects and engineers. Some were for the
some were for Garber and Woodward, some for Bonestein and Schuster.
Finally, I think when Momma got to where she couldn’t help herself much
I think I quit work when I was 65 years old. I went back and did
that again but not much consequences. That’s all for today!
Saturday, February 19, 1977 3:45 PM
I did want to say in addition that if it wasn’t for your mother, I
think I could have successfully carried out all of these jobs that I
because she was with me 100% and she didn’t bother me during the day
if I remember right she only called me once on a job in 20 to 25
I want to give her credit as much as anything for that….
The above is a transcript of Victor Beischel speaking on
cassette tapes with the help of his daughter, Sister Lucy Beischel,
and transcribed by his granddaughter, Brigid Beischel Almaguer, for the
Family Reunion on August 8. 1998.
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