Augustus Heins Hermann Jonas & Wilhelmine R. Gilmeister


Wilhelmine R. Gilmeister

Parents: Johann Heinrich Gilmeister & Maria Sophia Fahs

Birthdate: January 29, 1871 Scranton, Pennsylvania. Died September 22, 1935

Augustus Heins Hermann Jonas

Parents: Augustus Jonas & Friedericka Fischer

Birthdate: November 27 1867, Wallmow, Brandenburg, Prussia.

Augustus Jonas was the second eldest of nine children born to Augustus Jonas Sr. and Friedericka Fischer. Augustus Sr. & Friedericka were born and married in Wallmow, Brandenburg Prussia and had four children in Prussia before emigrating to the United States in 1873. They traveled aboard the ship Cimbria. They settled in the town of Wilson, NY on the southern borderof Lake Ontario. The children of August and Minnie, Mabel, Elmer, and Florence, were the first generation to have the Jonas fmily name Americanized to Jones.

August Jonas died May 9, 1952.

      Wilhelmine "Minnie" Gilmeister & Augustus "Gus" Jonas on their wedding day, February 27, 1893. They were married at St Peter's German Lutheran, Wilson, NY.  
  The steamship CIMBRIA was built for the Hamburg-America Line by Caird & Co, Greenock, and was launched on 21 January 1867. 3,025 tons; 100,93 x 12,1 x 10,34 meters/329 x 39 x 33 feet (length x breadth x depth of hold); straight stem, 1 funnel, 2 masts; iron construction, single screw propulsion, compound engines, service speed 12 knots; accommodation for 58 passengers in 1st class, 120 in 2nd class, and 500 in steerage; with a crew of 120   Maria Wass or Fahs, mother of Wilhemine Gilmeister.    


        Florenc, Mabel, and baby Elmer Jonas