MONSEES, Louis M.: Louis was born in Pettis County November 20, 1858. Son of John H. and Lucinda Momberg Monsees. John H. was born in Hanover German in 1836 and died in Canada in 1908. John and Lucinda had 11 children: Mrs. Catherine Myers, Mrs. Margaret Claggett, Martin A., Benjamin O., Mrs. Anna Glenn, George H., William C., Alonzo, Ira., and Mrs. Flora Robertson. Lucinda was born 1841 in Morgan County, MO, the daughter of Lewis Momberg, a native of Hanover, Germany. His father-in-law, Mr. Goetz, accompanied the Mombergs to this country. Louis married Miss Rickey Kastens, daughter of Richard and Christina Schultzhauer Kastens, natives of Hanover, Germany and Missouri, respectively, in 1880. Richard was born 1819 and died 1906, Christina was born 1828 and died 1871. Louis and Rickey had: Nicholas who married Mollie Hyatt and had 5 children, Vivian, Shelby, Louis Hyatt, Albert J., and George A; D.O. Monsees who married Ethel Shy and has three sons, David, Robert and Dan; Aundo Monsees died when four years old; Kalo Monsees born 1896.

Source: McGruder, Mark A. History of Pettis County, Missouri (Topeka: Historical Publishing Company, 1919)
Submitter: Robin Helman