From the Wadena County Pioneer
Friday, August 14, 1896
From the Wadena Journal
August 21, 1896
(provided by Rick and Holly Johnson)
Very little is known about Robert Lux beyond the obituaries published in the Wadena newspapers in August, 1896. He is buried in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Wadena, Minnesota.
Census records from the 1800s (1870 and 1880 Federal; 1857, 1875 and 1885 Minnesota) indicate that he was born in Ohio, and that he lived in Belle Plain township, just south of Jordan, Minnesota, while growing up. The family record from the Church of St. John the Baptist in Jordan says he was born in Cleveland on 6 May 1854. That record also indicates that he was a witness to the marriage of his sister Anna to Nicholas Knaff in April of 1876.
Robert married Amelia Borgmann of Sauk Centre, Minnesota, on Janaury 27, 1885. They had three children, all boys: Ferdinand (Fred T.), Alex and Everett. According to both the 1920 and 1930 U.S. Federal Census, Everett was born in Washington. From the information in the obituaries, we know that the family lived for a time in Staples, Minnesota, but moved to Wadena shortly before Robert's death.
In September of 1907, Amelia married Peter Gaspard of Sauk Centre, Minnesota. They had two children: Beatrice and Melvin.
Beatrice married John (Jack) Richardson and they lived in St. Cloud. Melvin lived in Long Prairie, Minnesota, but is buried alongside his parents.