Lengnick, Emil Edward (card 1/2)
BG November 12, 1942 p. 1
E. E. Lengnick Buried
Emil Edward Lengnick, sixty-
six, died at his home here at 6
o’clock Tuesday morning after a
brief illness. Funeral services
were conducted at St. Helena’s
Episcopal church Wednesday af-
ternoon at 4:30 o’clock, the Rev.
R. Maynard Marshall officiating.
Burial followed in the church-
Surviving are his widow, Mrs.
Lena Wood Lengnick; two sons,
C. Alfred Lengnick, of Beaufort,
and Lewis W. Lengnick, of Hono-
lulu; one grandchild, Paula Wood
Lengnick of Beaufort; a third
son, E. E. Lengnick, Jr., died in
Mr. Lengnick was born in
Charleston November 24, 1876,
the son of Charles Alfred and
Mrs. M. M. Lengnick, but moved
to Beaufort at the age of six. For
many years he was associated
with his brother, Marion Leng-
nick, in the mercantile business
under the firm name Lengnick
Brothers but retired some years
During the first World War
he was chairman of the Beaufort
county chapter of the American
Red Cross and at the time of his
death was chairman of the Beau-
fort County rationing board. He
had been trustee and treasurer
of the Beaufort Township lib-
rary since its organization in
1917 and for many years had
been first junior and then senior
warden of St. Helena’s Episcopal
Active pallbearers, J. F. Mars-
cher, A. A. Marscher, Hardee
McLeod, E. B. Rodgers, J. E. Mc-
Teer, G. W. Kinghorn.
A large number of relatives
and friends attended the service.
The floral offering was beautiful.
Edward Jr.’s parents were Emil Edward and Pauline (Lena) Wood Lengnick.
Lena presented a paper to the Clover Club, and you can find a copy of her work, “Beaufort Memoirs” at the Beaufort District Collection in the Beaufort County Library in Beaufort. I’ve published bits from it here on the blog.
Lengnick, Lena Wood (Mrs. E. E.) (card 1/1)
BG October 12, 1961 p. 2
Rites Set Tomorrow
For Mrs. Lengnick
Funeral services for Mrs. E.
E. (Lena Wood) Lengnick, 81,
who died Sunday in Savannah,
will be held at 4 p.m. tomorrow
from the Carteret Street Metho-
dist Church, conducted by the
Rev. R. S. Kaney and the Rev.
John W. Hardy of the Episco-
pal Church. Burial will be in
the St. Helena Churchyard.
A native of Aiken, she mov-
ed to Beaufort inn 1904 and was
active in the Methodist Church,
the Clover Club, and a garden
club. The late Mr. Lengnick died
in 1942. He was a businessman.
Surviving are two sons, L. W.
Lengnick of Honolulu, Hawaii,
and C. Alfred Lengnick of
Beaufort; a sister, Mrs. Susie
A. Brigham of Augusta, Ga.;
three granddaughters, two
great-granddaughters, two great
grandsons, two nephews and
Morrall Funeral Home is in
charge of funeral arrangements.
If you’ve been following the story of Georgia Bateson, an orphan of Savannah, you’ll know that we’ve been solving her life story from 1870-1956. We learned that she married Albert Carl Lengnick.
So now we want to know more about the Lengnicks, a Beaufort family who was originally from Germany.
I found several old obituaries in the obituary card file at the Beaufort County Library in the Beaufort District Collection.
Georgia and her husband moved away from Beaufort, but he still had Lengnick family in the area.
I’ll start with this obituary for his nephew. When we found the Lengnick plot at St. Helena’s churchyard, I wondered why he died so young.
Lengnick, Edward E., Jr.
BG P.4 September 17, 1925
Beaufort Boy, Very Popular at
Key West, Fla., Where He
Worked, Left Dispondent
Key West, Fla., Sept 17.—(Spe-
cial.)—Edward E. Lengnick, Jr., age
22, employed as solicitor in sales de-
partment of the Key West Electric
Company, committed suicide here at
8 o’clock on Monday morning, by
shooting himself in the head at his
room in the Kweco Inn, where he had
been residing along with other em-
ploys of the company since coming
to Key West about two years ago.
Lengnick left a note which read:
“Something is and has been eating
my heart and soul away for some
time. Life has become unbearable
and I am unable to stand the mental
agony any longer. Edward, Jr.”
No other apparent reason was
given for the act.
Young Lengnick was quite popu-
lar in this community and was held
in high esteem by his associates and
many other acquaintances.
Young Lengnick, son of Mr. and
Mrs. E. E. Lengnick, this city, was
buried here in St. Helena’s church-
yard Wednesday afternoon at 5
Lengnick, Edward, Jr.
BG P.4 September 24, 1925
EDWARD LENGNICK, Jr.
WAS CHARMING YOUTH
Just a tribute to this dear young
fellow who has left so many friends
to mourn his loss.
A general favorite from his baby-
hood he indeed leaves a void among
the young people with whom he was
associated so closely, and also to his
older friends who held him so dear.
Although making his home in an-
other place since manhood, his visits
were always occasions of pleasure to
Beaufortonians, and Edward was
always a welcome guest; his cordial
manner and charming personality en-
dearing him to all with whom he
came in contact.
Graduating at the Beaufort High
School, he was selected president and
valedictorian of the class of 1918, and
a bright and promising future seemed
assured. But his health became im-
paired while a student at the Georgia
School of Technology, and, when he
returned home a sick boy, it was re-
alized he was no longer his buoyant,
cheerful self. From that time on-
ward, he made a brave fight against
heavy odds; but the conflict was too
long and too hard, and on the 17th
of September he left this painful life
to enter the rest of Paradise where he
longed to be.
His remains were brought to Beau-
fort and laid to rest in the church-
yard of old St. Helena’s, of which he
was a member from childhood. The
services in the church were conducted
by the rector, Rev. Maynard Marshall,
assisted by the Rev. Mr. Kirkland of
the Methodist church. The pallbear-
ers were selected from his friends, all
in the height of young manhood, who
tenderly laid their comrade to rest
under quantities of flowers sent to
his bereaved family, to whom the
sympathy of an entire community is
There in the family burial lot he
sleeps his last long sleep, while we,
secure in the thought that we can
never drift beyond God’s love and
care, know that—
“All Souls are Thine: we must not say
That those are dead who pass away
From this our world of flesh set free
We know them living unto Thee.”
Good night, Edward. We’re here, and we’re thinking about you.
Christopher Remington Bateson of Lancashire, England, was the first Bateson to cross the Atlantic from England to America. I’m not exactly sure of the date of the crossing, but we know that he was in New York by 1839 because of a New York City Directory.
Recently, I found this record on FamilySearch. It’s a record of the ship “Independence” crossing from Liverpool, England, to the Port of New York in June, 1842. Christopher Bateson is on board, but not his wife Mary, nor his sons Christopher Henry or Thomas.
Julie in Brussels thinks that he has been on a voyage to pay his last respects to his father, the Rev. Christopher Bateson in England, who died in the spring of 1842.
And the existence of this crossing in 1842 gives us hopes that there is also an earlier record of his first crossing. Why not? New records are becoming available every day!
Sometimes things are easy.
And y’all know that sometimes they are not.
I was worried about Georgia Bateson Lengnick’s death certificate. You can take a look at the death cert by clicking here – LengnickGeorgiaDeathCert1956 – and worry along with me, if you are so inclined.
The death cert says that her body was “removed”, not buried or cremated, but also that she was at Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Louis County, Missouri. That doesn’t even make sense.
So through the magic of the internet, I found a Memorial Park Cemetery website. And there’s a “Contact Us” form!
I’m not very bold, because I have found that if I speak up and ask for help, sometimes I’m ignored. Then I get my feelings hurt. Or if I speak up and ask for help, sometimes I’m ridiculed. Then I get my feelings hurt. Or if I speak up and ask for help, sometimes people get mad at me. Then I get my feelings hurt.
I don’t like getting my feelings hurt. I need my feelz intact, not bruised.
What if I don’t get a reply? They must get lots of requests for this kind of stuff. They should charge for this. It’s research. What if they charge?
Then I reckon I’ll pay. I have to know where Georgia is.
Your Name: Ruth Rawls
Your Email: ruthmarierawlsATgmailDOTcom
Subject: Georgia Bateson Lengnick
Message: I am researching the family of Georgia Bateson Lengnick, who died on January 19, 1956, according to her death certificate obtained online at the Missouri Digital Heritage website.
According to her death certificate, in box 24a: “Burial, Cremation, Removal (Specify)”, it is specified as a removal, but the cemetery is listed as Memorial Park Cemetery.
I’m confused as to what “Removal” means, and if Georgia Bateson Lengnick is truly buried in Memorial Park.
Thank you in advance for any advice you can offer.
Julie in Brussels, a dedicated Bateson researcher, found a website for the state of Missouri and its digital heritage.
Did I mention that Julie is a persistent genius? On it she found Bateson surnames, and by a stroke of persistent genius, she found *Georgia Bateson Lengnick*, even though Georgia is listed as Georgia Lengnick with nary a Bateson as a clue.
If you’ll take a look at the certificate, you’ll see that she died January 19, 1956, at age 85 of a cerebral hemorrhage. The informant is J. W. Williams, who is her son-in-law, and he gets a few things wrong. He correctly states that her father is Thomas R. Bateson (and we’d love to know what the R. stands for. Remington, like his father and his son?), and he further states that her mother is Agnes Mann, which we know is not correct. Agnes is actually her grandmother. Georgia’s mother was Martha Mann Bateson, who died when Georgia was a very little girl.
The informant further states that Georgia’s husband was *Alfred* Carl Lengnick, but this could have been a transcription error, for the responses were typed onto the form. Her husband’s name is actually *Albert* Carl Lengnick, and his father’s name was Carl Alfred Lengnick.
Now I need your help. I want to create a memorial on findagrave.com, for there isn’t one for Georgia.
I decide to use the cemetery listed on the death certificate, which is Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Louis County, Missouri. I find two cemeteries by this name in St. Louis County, and I’m guessing it’s the cemetery with over 16,000 memorials on findagrave and over 54,000 burials, not the one with 2.
Here’s the stumper: on the bottom left-hand corner of the certificate, there’s a box marked 24a. “Burial, Cremation, Removal (Specify)” And it’s typed “Removal”.
What does this mean, and where is Georgia? (blowing hair out of face and staring off into space…)
July 13, 1967
Flat 5, “Chevron”
122 Maine Parade
Dear Mr. McDonald:
In reviewing some papers, I ran across a copy
of my letter to you of July 25, 1965, which led me to
wonder if you had ever received the letter. In case
it went astray, another copy is enclosed. It would be
most interesting to hear from you.
I hope this find you in good health.
Very truly yours,
There’s something I love about all this letter-writing back and forth, and maybe you love the same thing. Years went by without reply, yet they kept holding out a little candle in the darkness, that someone, someday, was going to answer them.