Andreas Noe and Carolina Harth
My mother's recollections of
Andrew (Andreas) Noe and Caroline Hart(h) (pre-research)
[Editor's note: please note that research conducted at a later time than
this interview has basically confirmed these two stories. More interestingly,
the research shows that "Dammie" Noe married Abraham Fickeisen's
son Adam, and that they had a child Ida.]
Everything that I have on this line of the family tree is based on my
mother's recollection. Here are two separate stories told at different
Lester Noe was the son of John Noe. He went to Germany during the WorldWar
II, went to Bonn and Strausburg to county records. Both places had been
bombed and burned down. He was in the Navy, maybe in the north. He also
stopped in Amsterdam or Rotterdam on leave. Virginia Meyers Noe was my
9th grade English teacher.
Louis, John and Jake were of a family of six brothers and one sister.
The sister was called "Dammie", because the children of Ida,
her daughter,who married a Moellendick (Phil) couldn't pronounce her name.
Accordingto Lorene, Dammie was very jealous of Grandma Noe. Aunt Ella
came up when Dammie was on deathbed. Grandma refused to go, even though
Ella said you should forgive. Said "I want no part of her."
Grandma (Eva) said she was a liar. Dammie had tried to separate Lou Noe
and Grandma. Dammie bought material that looked like a dress grandma had
and gave it to a woman with a bad reputation, so that grandma would be
blamed for things this woman did. According to my mother, Dammie was always
making trouble for everybody.
The family background of Clara Ida Noe's sister, Ella. Old man Mollendick
came from Germany, and he had six sons and one daughter: Philip, Harry,Henry,
Will, Carl, who had a son Carl, never married, lives in Hollywood,CA,
and Carrie. Carrie married some Fickeisen.
Ella Noe was born August 21, 1882 and died in June of 1968. She marriedWilliam
"Uncle Bill" Mollendick, born the same year, died in 1960.They
settled in Washington Bottom. There is a tree there where George Washingtoncarved
his initials. He was with his army and on the way to some battle.He slept
there, rested up, shot game, had encampment for a few days. Thenhe headed
north and east through Parkersburg, Clarksburg, Harper's Ferry.Also, the
Mollendick farm is right across the Ohio River from BlennerhassetIsland,
where Aaron Burr's farm was.
Their first child, Lowell, died in Grandma Eva Noe's arms as a boy.
Ina was born June 21, 1902. She married Jim Price, who was the same age
and died about 1945. They had Mary Jean Price, who was born about 1928.Mary
Jean married Bruce Sheppard and had three chikdren, Jimmie (1953),Carla
and Cindy. Ina was married a second time to Walter Weber, who had a child,
Bobbie (1931), by a former marriage.
Carl had two sons, Jack, who went to California and another one who stayed
Arthur Mollendick inherited the family farm. He married Christine Sotaw.They
had two children, Charles Arthur, who had several children himself,and
Joan. Joan married a Kaufman, had one boy, settled in Belleville, WestVirginia.
The twins, Evelyn and Elvin, never married.
Interview on 4/8/97
Where did Andrew Noe and Caroline Hart settle?
Pleasant Ridge. You know, Andrew Noe was quite a man. He was the one
that loaned my old boss, N. E. Kidd, the money to become a lawyer. When
he graduated, he wanted to pay Andrew back, but Andrew refused. So he
saidthat he would always help out Andrew's descendants. That's how I got
my first job. N. E. Kidd asked mom (Clara) how I was doing and she told
him that I had had to quit school. So he paid my tuition to business college.I
went through a 2 year program in 9 months. When I got out I was able totake
200 words a minute in shorthand and type 75 words a minute.
Were they married on Pleasant Ridge?
Well, I think they were married in Germany and settled in Stanleyville
(Washington Co., OH), but I'm not sure.
So tell me how their son, Louis Noe, and grandma Eva Fickeisen Noe cameto
settle on a farm in Hopewell, West Virginia?
Louis wanted to get married to Eva, and he asked his sister Dammie to
look around for farms. Dammie heard about a farm in Hopewell (which is
inWood County, West Virginia). Also, Aunt Kate Miller (Eva's sister) was
living over back of Lubeck, WV. They're all buried over there in a cemetery.
Sometime I'll show you where it is. When Louis got married, I think he
was about 24, but his brothers, John and Jake, were around 8 or 9. There
were other children, too. And you know the Moellendicks were all living
over there in Washington Bottom (WV). Well, Old Man Moellendick was in
Wheeling, that's where a lot of them met up, but his sons all moved to
Washington Bottom. Actually, Harry and Henry, I think it was, had a grocery
a few miles away at Martown, and Phillip and Fred lived in Washington
Washington Co. Ohio Marriages 1789-1918 by Wes Cochran.