Our Goal:

To acknowledge and honor
The people who have shared
our shops and homes in
German Village for the last
150 years
German Village House Histories
David and Alison Randall
39 E. Beck Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215


For information on having your
home or shop history completed,
go to:
Historic German Village
South Third Street
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Biographical Notes:

Henry Waldschmidt was born about 1860 in Ohio. He and his wife Willa had three daughters Clara, Eveline, and Henretta. He was part of a German Village blacksmithing business that lasted into the 1940's.

James Cattrell was born in 1839 in Ohio. He married Addie in 1884 and they had children Minnie and Harry. He worked as a hostler (1888), driver (1889), conductor (1890), and motorman(1898).