Louis Constans

Louis and Margaret Constans

Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 7th ed., 1912

Louis Constans, a native of Montgomery County, Ohio, was born Oct 14, 1842, and is a son of Peter and Charlotte (Blessing) Constans, natives of Alsace, France, now Germany, who immigrated to Montgomery County, Ohio, in 1841.

In 1849 moved to Newport where Peter Constans established a brewery.  Louis Constans was educated in Newport, and in September, 1861, he entered the Fifteenth Kentucky Volunteers as a private, but was mustered out as second lieutenant, having served through the entire war.

 On January 4, 1864 he married Miss Margaret Schraffenberger, a native of Bavaria, Germany, who bore him eight children.   He returned to Newport in 1867, was elected city treasurer, and also served as mayor of Newport ten months, 1874-1875, when he resigned.  He was elected city treasurer in 1879.

Mr. Constans is a member of the Masonic fraternity, of the Knights of Honor and also of the G. A. R.


Children of Louis Constans and Margaret Schraffenberger

1. Caroline Constans b-1864 in Newport; d-30 Oct 1935 in Los Angeles California
2. Edward G Constans b-1866 in Newport; d-27 Feb 1937 in Los Angeles California
3. Clara Magdalene Constans b-31 Nov 1869 in Newport; d-7 May 1944 in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles Ca. br-Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale Ca.
4. Ella Constans b-1872 in Newport; br-21 Nov 1898 in Evergreen
5. Margaret Constans b-1874 in Newport; br-29 Oct 1904 in Evergreen
6. Lottie Constans b-1876 in Newport
7. Louis F Constans b-1878 in Newport; d-21 Nov 1912 in Los Angeles California; br-Evergreen
8. Edward George Constans b-31 Jan 1887 in Newport; d-27 Feb 1937 Eagle Rock California; ashes br-29 Apr 1937 in Evergreen


Louis Constans died 17 Nov 1902 in Newport and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery.  Margaret moved to Los Angeles, California after he died and she died there 31 Dec 1920. Her ashes were brought back to Evergreen.

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