Charles H. Horstman

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Name Charles H. Horstman
Born 1884-06-25
Gender M
Died 1968-02 Casper, Natrona County, Wyoming
Buried Horstman Plot, Casper, Natrona County, Wyoming
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Father August Gustav Heinrich Horstman b. (1855-11-30, Brackrade, Oldenberg, Germany) d. (1942-01-03, Ida Grove, Ida County, Iowa)
Mother Fredericka Ernestina Eggert b. (1860-06-20, Beuchow Insel Rugen, Germany) d. (1953-07-03, 611 South Main Street, Ida Grove, Ida County, Iowa)
Married 1880-12-10, Lowden, Cedar County, Iowa
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Family Esther Short
Married 1910-04-06, Casper, Natrona County, Wyoming
Children 1 Carl Edgar Horstman b. (1915-02-21) d. (2006-02-03)
2 Elizabeth C. Horstman b. (1913-03-04, Casper, Natrona County, Wyoming) d. (2007-06-01, Cody, Park County, Wyoming)


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August Heinrich and Fredericka Horstman Family - circa 1915
Back row from left: Charles, Edward, Paul, August Heinrich, Alfred, August Dietric, Otto.
Front row from left: Eitel, Fredericka, Fannie, August Frederick. c. 1915
Charles H. Horstman
Horstman Family
Horstman family group photo - Possibly taken at the passing of August Frederick Horstman in 1920? This photo seems to be taken circa 1928 based on the appearance of Carl Edgar Horstman (b 1915) in similar photos. I do not show any immediate family members passing in the 1928 time frame.
611 South Main Street, Ida Grove, Ida County, Iowa


1 NOTE Charles H. was a banker in Casper, WY. He may have been involved in Church of the holy oil scandal due to his association with the bank in Casper. The teapot dome scandal. This involved the cathloic church in Los Angeles, CA. and and oil scandal in WY. and UT.? SS death index shows place of death as Kansas City, MO?

Lived in Burbank, CA. in 1942? See the obit for his father, August Heinrich Horstman.

From Judith (Horstman) Wells April 2000 - We are still missing Charles H. who I think also lived in Wyoming. I vaugely remember meeting him.


Charles was in Denver, Colorado in 1966 (see obit for his brother, Alfred)

Hi Roger, Yes, my mother has that same 4 generation photo. I saw it this past year, as we laughed over the “ZZ Top” looking beard. The couple photo… I’ll have to send on to my mother for verification.

My mother told me yesterday that Charles changed his name, and that his birth name was Carl Johanne (sp?). And, when he married Ester, she saw this real name on their marriage certificate and said that their first boy would be named Carl as she liked his birth name. The H. in Charles H. didn’t stand for anything.

I didn’t know about the two “n’” in Horstman. Very interesting but not uncommon from what I’ve learned about genealogy…changing spellings, etc.

Thanks again! I can’t tell you how thrilling this is. My mom will be here with us in Custer for Easter, so we’ll have time to visit more about this.