Joseph and Madeline Haas


Information comes from the Haas family files at the Campbell County Historical & Genealogical Society in Alexandria.


Joseph Haas Sr. was born in Oberkirchen, Baden Germany and his wife’s name was Madeline. He had three sons also born in Oberkirchen who immigrated to the United States in 1870; Joseph Jr., Leopold and Charles. Joseph Jr. was studying to be a priest in the Catholic Church, but when his mother died, he left the seminary and to avoid the military draft left Germany with his two brothers eventually settling in Newport.

Joseph Haas Jr. was born in 1853 in Baden Germany and died 7 July 1938 in Ft Thomas. He married Elizabeth Wald 1 Oct 1874 at the St Johns United Church of Christ in Newport. They spent their early married years living in Newport but later moved to 125 Dixie Place in Ft Thomas.  Elizabeth was born 5 Jan 1853 in Gehaus, Germany, the daughter of Frederick Christian and Henrietta Wald. Her father was a farmer. She immigrated to the United States in 1867 and lived on Saratoga Street in Newport with an aunt. She died 9 Dec 1920 in Clifton and both she and Joseph were buried in Evergreen.

Children of Joseph Haas and Elizabeth Wald

1. Emma Haas born Dec 1874 in Newport; d-10 June 1961 in Piqua Oh; m-Albert Hoiser 17 Dec 1896 in Newport
2. Charles Haas born 5 Aug 1876 in Newport and died 28 Apr 1946 in Mansfield Oh. He married Wilhelmina Derschael 4 June 1902 in Mansfield. Charles was employed by a watch company in Newport before moving to Mansfield where he worked at the North American Watch Company as a gold plater. In July 1943 he went to work for the Humphrey Manufacturing Company.
3. Joseph Haas was born 6 Jan 1878 in Newport and died 6 Jan 1969 in Ft Thomas. He married Clara Hoeffler 27 June 1900 in Newport. They resided in Newport and then in Ft Thomas. Joseph Haas established the National Band and Tag Company in Newport in 1903. He died 25 Jan 1968 in Ft Thomas.
4. Henrietta Haas born 17 Aug 1880 in Newport
5. Anna Haas born 16 June 1883 in Newport
6. Lillian Haas born 28 Feb 1885 in Newport; d-18 May 1981 in Cincinnati; m-Ira Pfirman 23 July 1910 in Newport
7. Carolina Haas born 24 Mar 1887 in Newport; m-Alfred Allan 1903

Children of Emma Haas and Albert Henry Hoiser

1. Henrietta Hoiser born 17 Oct 1897 in Piqua Oh
2. Albert Henry Hoiser born 14 Aug 1899 in Piqua Oh; died  Mar 1971 in Waverly Tennessee

Children of Joseph Haas and Clara Hoeffler

1. Frederick E Haas 1901-1971
2. Elmer Joseph Edward Haas 18 Nov 1903 in Newport; d-1969

Child of Charles Haas and Wilhelmina Derschael

1. Edna Irene Haas born 19 June 1903 in Mansfield Oh; m (1) Albert B Erdenberger 12 June 1903; m (2) Clarence J Way 18 July 1953
Leopold Haas was born Nov 1858 in Baden Germany, was naturalized 4 Aug 1879 in Campbell Co and died 2 Dec 1932 in Pleasanton Cal. He married Amelia E Geyer 15 Dec 1878 at the St Johns United Church of Christ in Newport. Both Leopold and Amelia are buried in Milan Missouri.

Children of Leopold Haas and Amelia Geyer

1. Harry Leopold Haas born 29 June 1879 in Newport; died 1949 in Milan Missouri; He was a jeweler.
2. Edward Karl Haas born 17 Feb 1881 in Newport
3. Albert Philipp Haas born 18 Sep 1884 in Newport; d-6 Sep 1960 in Hiawatha Kansas
4. George Lee Haas born 28 Sep 1886 in Newport

 Charles (Carl) Haas was a sheet metal worker born 14 Feb 1859 in Germany. He was naturalized 31 Oct 1896 in Cook Co Illinois. He died 3 Mar 1949 in Omaha, Neb. He married Elizabeth Schmidt 5 June 1882 in Newport. Elizabeth and Charles had been acquainted in Germany and traveled to the United States on the same ship. Shortly after marriage they moved to Omaha Neb. where Charles operated his own contracting business.

Children of Charles Haas and Elizabeth Schmidt

1. William Henry Haas born 29 May 1884; died 18 Aug 1963; m-Catherine Christine Jacobsen 5 June 1906
2. Helen Haas born 13 July 1886 in Omaha; died 23 Mar 1913 in a tornado which struck Omaha while she was visiting her parents. M-Charles Nouns 5 May 1911 and they operated a pharmacy in Elkhorn Neb. They had no children.


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