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My g-g-grandfather, Rudolph Thomas was married to a Helena K. or Catherine Thomas (nee:
Landwher). They resided in Baltimore. Helena's dead certificate lists a R. Landwher
from Germany as her father. Her date of death was 02/05/1908. I don't know if she is
related but, my grandfather Rudolph arrived in Baltimore Sept 1845. He was single at the
The following is a listing from a book I believe was entitled, "Baltimore Street
Names, and who their named for".
The following is listed in the book as follows and is provided for your info:
From the 2300 Block of Frederick Avenue north and south
Just west of the west end of Pratt Street, and north of Frederick is Landwher Lane, yet
another monument to a hard-working German. John H. arrived in 1832, a mere child. His
dad disappeared, and he went to work in a hog bristle factory when he was six or seven.
Profits from a grain mill set him up in the business of home development. When his
neighborhood was annexed in 1888, the city named a street from him.