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.. Emslanders to the American Mid-West
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MERSCH

MERSCH, Bernard Joseph
BORN: Aug 4, 1826, Spelle
PARENTS: Bernard Heinrich MERSCH
Anna Adelheid REKERS
EMIGRATION: 1849
MARRIED: unknown
CHILDREN: Henry MERSCH born 1876, IN
NOTES: 1900 IN census, Franklin County, Highland
MERSCH, Joseph, Sep 1826, Germany, wid, emgr 1849
Henry 24, IN
SOURCES:

Joseph's month and year of birth and year of emigration were noted on the 1900 census. That information allowed an entry for him to be identified in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika which supplied date and place of birth and parents' names.

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MERSCH, Catharine Adelheid
BORN: Aug 20, 1840, Spelle
DIED: Jun 24, 1874, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH
PARENTS: Bernard Heinrich MERSCH
Maria Catharina SASSE
EMIGRATION: 1866
MARRIED: unknown
SOURCES:

All information, including date and place of death, was taken from Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika.

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MERSCH, Elisabeth
BORN: May 18, 1835, Lohe (parish in Thuine)
DIED: Aug 6, 1911, Ferdinand, Dubois, IN, buried St Ferdinand Cemetery
PARENTS: Johan Bernard MERSCH
Margaretha Aleid DIRKMEYER
EMIGRATION: 1889
MARRIED: Bernard Herman HOGE
CHILDREN: Elisabeth HOGE born Jan 21, 1867, Hannover
Bernard Joseph HOGE born 1868, Lengerich
Gerhard Franz HOGE born 1870, Lengerich
NOTES: 1900 IN census, Dubois County, Ferdinand
HOGA, Henry B, Dec 1822, Germany, marr 34 yrs, emgr 1889
Mary E, May 1835, Germany, emgr 1889, 4 of 6 ch living
RESEARCHERS: Stephen Brockman who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database
SOURCES:

Elisabeth's date and place of birth were noted in Stephen Brockman's WCdb. Thuine parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Maria Elisabeth one month earlier than the WCdb date. Her parents' names as noted above were taken from that record. Information about husband, oldest child and death were from the WCdb. Information about the 2 younger children was from Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika.

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MERSCHER

MERSCHER, Herman Anton
BORN: Jan 7, 1857, Handrup (parish in Lengerich)
DIED: Sep 16, 1932, Clinton County, IL; buried St Boniface Cemetery, Germantown
PARENTS: Franz MERSCHER
Anna Maria Theresia THEISMAN
EMIGRATION: 1881
MARRIED: Antonette THORBECK her entry
marriage Feb 4, 1885, Clinton County
CHILDREN: Anna M MERSCHER born 1885
Katherine M MERSCHER born 1893
Josephine MERSCHER born 1897
Rosalie MERSCHER born 1895
Bernie J MERSCHER born 1899
NOTES: 1910 IL census, Clinton County, Germantown village
MIERCHER, Anton H 53, Germany, marr 25 yrs
Antonette 51, Germany, 4 of 9 children living
Katherine M 16, Rosalia M 14, Josephine C 12, all born in IL
RESEARCHERS: Otto Felschen and David Harris who has this emigrant in their WorldConnect databases.
SOURCES:

Herman Anton's birthdate was on his tombstone. It was also in the WCdb of Otto Felschen and in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika. Both sources listed his parents' names and Tenfelde noted his year of emigration. His marriage was noted in the online marriage index. Names of the chilren were from the WCdbs.

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MERSCHER, Johan Heinrich
BORN: Jul 20, 1818, Hestrup (parish in Lengerich)
DIED: Jan 12, 1892, Nodaway County, MO age 73 years, 5 months, 14 days, buried in St Clement Cemetery
PARENTS: Herman Heinrich MERSCHER
Anna Maria MAUENTOEBBEN
EMIGRATION: 1844 to Clinton County, IL
moved to Nodaway County, MO in 1882
MARRIED: Anna Adelheid LANDWEHR
CHILDREN: Johan William MERSCHER born 1854, IL
Bernard Henry MERSCHER born 1856, IL, m. HACKMAN; died 1889
Son Johan William was pastor of St Augustine parish in Ashland iIL at the time an entry for him appeared in the Biographical Review of Cass, Schulyer and Brown Counties in 1892. Information in that entry confirmed that the family settled first in Clinton County before moving to Nodaway County in 1882.
Son Bernard Henry moved to Nodaway County and died there.
NOTES: 1850 IL census, Clinton County
J H MESKER 40
Mary 39
  1860 IL census, Clinton County
MESKER, Henry 42, farmer, Germany
Anna 46, Germany
Anna 8, John 6, H B 5, John B 14, all born IL
SINTZMYER, Johan 20, laboreer, Germany
  1870 IL census, Clinton County
MERSCHER, Henry 52, farmer from Hannover
Anna 54, Hannover, William 16, Henry 14
  1880 IL census, Clinton County, Aviston
MERSCHER 62, Germany, laborer
Anna M, wife, 66, Germany
SOURCES: Heinrich's year of birth was known from his age on the 1870 census and at death. A corresponding brief entry was found for him in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika. Besides birth year (1818) and place (Hestrup/Handrup) the entry also said that he emigrated in 1844 to Germantown, Clinton County, IL. An exact birthdate and parents' names were taken from his baptismal listing in the Lengerich parish records. His wife's surname was known from the baptismal records of their 2 sons at St Boniface parish.

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MERSCHER, Johan Wilhelm
BORN: Dec 27 1827 Hestrup (parish in Lengerich)
DIED: Feb 18, 1880, Germantown, Clinton County, IL
PARENTS: Herman Heinrich MERSCHER
Anna Maria MAUERTOEBBEN
EMIGRATION: by 1846
MARRIED: Wilhelmina GROTE from Oldenberg
marriage: Nov 9, 1852, Germantown, Clinton County, IL, St Boniface, witnesses Johan Bernard ALBERS, Helena GROTE
CHILDREN: Anna MERSCHER, born 1853, IL
Wilhelmina MERSCHER, born 1857, IL
Mary MERSCHER, born 1859, IL
Henry MERSCHER, born 1862, IL
Philomina MERSCHER, born 1864, IL
Franzeska MERSCHER, born 1867, IL
William MERSCHER, born 1870 IL
NOTES 1850 IL Census, Clinton County (online):
MESCHER, Wm 21, Brick Moulder, born Germ, listed with DIME (TIMME?)
1860 IL census, Clinton County (transcribed 1660)
MESKER, Wm 34, merchant, Gemany
Mena 26, Germany
Anna 7, Mena 4, Mary 1, all born IL
1870 IL Census, Clinton County, p. 319:
MERSCHER, Wiliam, 43, farmer from Hannover, Germany
Wilhelmina 36 from Oldenberg, Anna 17, IL, Wilhelmina 13, Mary 11, Henry 8, Philomina 6, Franzeska 3, William 3/12
SOURCES: Johan William's date of birth was on his tombstone, information taken from cemeteries listings on the Clinton County GenWeb page. Another MERSCHER in Clinton County was known to have come from Lengerich so that parish's records were checked and Johan Wilhelm's baptismal record was found there too on the date known from the tombstone. His parents' names were taken from that record. Johan William's wife's name and the year he arrived in Illinois were entered in the tables at the end of the book History of Marion and Clinton Counties. The children's names were from the 1870 census.

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MERSCHER, Sophia (Josephine)
BORN: Sep 28, 1826, Langen (parish in Lengerich)
PARENTS: Hermann Martin MERSCHER
Helena Maria HAARMANN
EMIGRATION: 1851
MARRIED: Gregor TIMPE
CHILDREN: Franz TIMPE born 1853 St. Louis, MO
SOURCES: Although we don't know Josephine'a parents' names from any records so far discovered in America, she certainly seems to be the Sophia (Josephina) found in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika whose date and place of birth, parents' names and year of emigration are quoted above. Josephine's husband's name and child's information are known from the child's baptismal record at St. Joseph's.

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MERTEN

MERTEN, Christina
BORN: Nov 24, 1812, Werpeloh (parish in Soegel)
DIED: in St Louis, MO, buried Dec 20, 1879, age 68, in Calvary Cemetery
PARENTS: Bernard MERTEN
Elisabeth RENSCHEN
EMIGRATION: 1867 - arrived Baltimore May 27, 1867 on the ship Fides
Bernard PRANGER 48 from Werpeloh to St. Louis
Christine 50, Angela 22, Elise 18
MARRIED: Bernard Heinrich PRANGER his entry
marriage: Nov 21, 1842, Soegel
CHILDREN: Angela PRANGER born Oct 2, 1844, Werpeloh, Soegel m. HECKMAN
Elisabeth PRANGER born 1849, Werpeloh, Soegel m. JANSEN
SOURCES: Christina's age varied considerably on different documents for her and a baptismal record was not found for her in Soegel parish in the year corresponding with her age on the passenger list of the ship Fides, which also gave her place of origin. Soegel parish records were checked first for her marriage and that document listed her age as 29. The baptismal records of the same parish were checked again and an entry was found there for Christina corresponding to her age at marriage.

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MERTEN (SLIECKMERTEN), Herman Heinrich
BORN: Apr 1, 1816, Suttrup (parish in Thuine)
DIED: Aug 20, 1837, New York, in hospital
PARENTS: Johan Menger SLIECKMERTEN
Anna Adelheid POETTERING
EMIGRATION: 1837 - arrived NY Jun 27, 1837 on the ship Wilhelm Brant
MARRIED: unknown
SOURCES:

All information, including death and emigration, was taken from Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika.

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MERTEN, Maria
BORN: Nov 2, 1851, Werpeloh (parish in Soegel)
DIED: Dec 15, 1927, Calhoun County, IL, buried St JosephCemetery
PARENTS: Johan W MERTEN
Elisabeth SCHMITZ
EMIGRATION: 1881
MARRIED: Herman FICKER his entry
marriage: Sep 5, 1882, Meppen, Calhoun County, IL
CHILDREN: Marie Elizabeth FICKER born 1883, married Jacob John KIEP
Infant FICKER born 24 Jun 1885, died 27 Jun 1885
Ludmilla Caroline FICKER born 1887, married Henry M. SIEMER
Maria FICKER born 1 Jul 1889, died 6 Jul 1889
Anna Margaretha FICKER born 1890, married Lucas TEPEN
Catherine FICKER born 1895, married Herman Anton BAALMAN
NOTES: 1900 IL census, Calhoun County, Point Pct #160/161
FICKER, Herman born Jul 1852, Germany, m. 18 years, no emgr info
Mary born Nov 1851, Germany, 4 of 7 children living, no emgr info
Lizzie 16, Lena 13, Maggie 9, Katie 4, all born IL
RESEARCHERS: Dolores Rizzo (Imminggenealogy@aol.com) who supplied much of the information about this emigrant
SOURCES: Maria’s parents’ names, her place of birth (Werbeloa) and her age (29) were on her marriage record at St Joseph parish. Soegel parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/baptism entry found for her there. Her year of emigration was taken from censuses.

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MEST

MEST, Anna Catharine
BORN: Feb 18, 1821, Wahn (parish in Soegel)
PARENTS: Johan MEST
Helena ALBERS
EMIGRATION: by 1845
MARRIED: Otto BOHMANN son of Johan BOHMAN and Catharine VOUS
marrige: Apr 15, 1845, St. Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Joseph BOHMAN born 1846
Maria Hel BOHMAN born 1848 St Louis, MO; died before 1850
NOTES: 1850 MO census, St Louis
BURMANN, Otto, 34, Germany
Cath 29, Germany
Jos 4, Germany [place perhaps a mistake]
SOURCES:

Catharine's approximate year of birth was known from the 1850 census. Her parents were named on her marriage record at St Vincent de Paul parish and they were known to have been residents of Soegel parish. That parish's records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Anna Catharine. Her daughter was baptized at St Vincent de Paul.

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MEST, Maria Helena
BORN: Feb 15, 1829, Wahn (parish in Soegel)
PARENTS: Johan MEST
Helena ALBERS
EMIGRATION: by 1851
MARRIED: George Heinrich CLECKER son of Heinrich CLECKER and Elisabeth VOS
marriage: Sep 28, 1851, St. Louis
CHILDREN: Helene CLECKER born 1873, St Louis
Heinrich CLECKERborn 1858, St Louis
NOTES: 1850 MO census, St Louis
MEST, Helene 55, Germany
Helene 20, Rosina 17, Joseph 15
  1860 MO census, St Louis
KLECKER, Heinr 30, Hannover
Helene 29, Hannover
Helene 7, Heinr 1 8/12, both born St Louis
SOURCES:

Helena's approximate year of birth was known from censuses. Her parents were named on her marriage record at St Vincent de Paul parish and they were known to have been residents of Soegel parish. That parish's records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Maria Helena.

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MEST, Wilhelm
BORN: Jul 25, 1818, Holte
PARENTS: Johan Caspar MEST
Anna Thekla SCHMITTS (SCHMITZ)
EMIGRATION: probably 1850 - arriving Baltimore Jul 17, 1850 on the ship Albert:
Wilhelm MEST, 32
MARRIED: Angela HOORMAN her entry
marriage: Oct 12, 1852, St. Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Johan Caspar MEST born 1857; died 1859, St. Louis, MO
SOURCES: Wilhelm's parents' names were known from his marriage record at St. Joseph parish. Someone by his name was found listed on the FTM cd index to Germans to America as arriving on the ship Tyringham and his approximate year of birth was taken from that entry. His bride was thought to have been from Holte and the surname MEST occurs there too so the Holte parish records were checked and a baptismal entry was found for him there. Information about the child was from St. Joseph parish records.

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MEYER, MEIER

MEYER, Anna Margaretha
BORN: Feb 1, 1821, Wehm (parish in Werlte)
DIED: 1887, Florissant, St Louis County, MO, buried Sacred Heart Cemetery
PARENTS: Herman MEYER
Phenenna Maria GRUMMEL
EMIGRATION: 1843
Osanbrueck emigration index – Heinrich GERMING born Apr 23, 1815, Hopsten emigrated in 1843 from Werlte with wife Anna Margaretha MEYER
MARRIED: Heinrich GERMING
CHILDREN: infant GERMING died Sep 1846, age 8 mo, Florissant, MO
Louise GERMING born 1847, Florissant, MO
Margaretha GERMING born 1851, Florissant MO
Heinrick GERMING Jr born 1856 (buried in Sacred Heart Cem, 1856-1888)
Helena GERMING who married KEVE in 1870
SOURCES: Anna Margaretha’s year of birth was known from her tombstone. Her probable place of birth was known from an emigration index entry for her husband and from records of presumed siblings also living in Florissant. Werlte parish records were checked and a corresponding record was found there for her with the same parents as those of the presumed siblings.

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MEYER, Anna Maria
BORN: Jul 3, 1825, Handrup (parish in Lengerich)
DIED: Nov 18, 1899, Germantown, Clinton County, IL
PARENTS: Heinrich MEIER
Anna Maria ANTERS
EMIGRATION: 1868 - arrived Baltimore Oct 15, 1868 on the ship Stella
Bernhard HILMES 44, from Prussia
Anna Maria 43, Theresia 15, Johan B 12, Bernh Joh 7, Joh Aug 4
Bernh Alb 65, Ges Ad 73
MARRIED: Bernard HILMES his entry
marriage: Jan 27, 1852 Lengerich
CHILDREN: Maria Theresia HILMES born 1853, Drope (Lengerich)
Johann Bernard HILMES born 1856 Drope (Lengerich)
Bernard Johann HILMES born 1861 Drope (Lengerich)
Johan August HILMES born 1864 Gersten (Lengerich)
NOTES: 1870 IL census, Clinton County, p. 335
HILMES, Bernhart, 46, Farmer from Hannover
Anna 44, Hannover, Bernhard 9, Hannover
with Albert 67 and Addelade 77 both Hannover
  1880 IL census, Clinton County, Germantown
HILMES, Bern 56, Hannover
Mary 55, Hannover
John 23, son, Hannover
SOURCES: Anna Maria's age and place of birth were on her death record at St Boniface parish. With that information an entry was found for her in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika which included her parents' names, marriage information and year of emigration but not her exact date of birth. Lengerich parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/baptism entry was found there for Anna Maria. The children were all listed in the Tenfelde book.

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MEYER, Anna Maria
BORN: Jun 30, 1849, Werlte
DIED: Sep 26, 1879; buried St Libory, St Clair County, IL
PARENTS: Gerhard Wilhelm MEYER
Anna Margaretha NORTMAN
EMIGRATION: by 1869
MARRIED: (1) Theodore NORTRUP (1841-72)
marriage: Jun 8, 1869 St. Libory, St Clair County, IL
(2) Johan Heinrich SCHULTE-IMHOF born 1838 Sentrup/Glane
marriage: Jan 21, 1873 St. Libory
CHILDREN: Herman NORTRUP born 1870, IL; died same year
Conrad Henry SCHULTE-IMHOF born 1874, IL
Maria Elisabeth SCHULTE-IMHOF born 1875, IL
Maria Adelheid SCHULTE-IMHOF born 1879, IL; died 1880
NOTES: probably for the two children
1880 IL census, Saint Clair County, Hermantown
BOSSE, Conrad 45, Hannover
Elizabeth 39, Hannover
Bernhard 13, Hannover
SCHULTE, Conrad 6, Marie 4, both born IL, boarders
LUECHTEFELDT, Conrad 26, IL, boarder
SOURCES:

All information except census was taken from Dr. Heinz Marxkors' book Emigrants from the area of the former County of Aschendorf/Huemmling. . . Hannover, emigrated to St. Libory, St. Clair County, IL.

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MEYER sive ROEMER, Anna Maria Carolina
BORN: Oct 15, 1845, Hestrup (parish in Lengerich)
DIED: Jan 8, 1881, Wabasha County, MN, buried St Felix Cemetery
PARENTS: Johann Bernard ROEMER
Anna Maria Theresia MEYER
EMIGRATION: 1873-74
MARRIED: Benedict DREES his entry
marriage: Feb 26, 1867, Lengerich
CHILDREN: Carolina Theresa born Sep 29, 1867, Hestrup
Bernhardt DREES born Feb 20, 1870, Handrup
Carolina DREES born Mar 31, 1871, Handrup
Clemens DREES born Oct 18, 1873, Hestrup
Mary DREES born 1876, MN
Anna DREES born 1878, MN
NOTES: 1880 MN census, Wabasha County, District 177
DREES (indexed as DELLS), Benjamin 43, Hannover, farmer
Anna 33, Hannover
Theresia 13, Clement 6, both born Hannover
Mary 4, Annie 2, both born MN
FREESE, Clements, 23, laborer, Hannover
RESOURCES: Dave Halm who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database
SOURCES:

Anna Maria Carolina (Meyer sive Roemer) was recognized as Benedict Drees' wife in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika which provided her birth information and parents' names and her marriage information. Information about her children and her death was taken from Dave Halm's WCdb.

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MEYER, Anna Maria Chararine
BORN: Feb 6, 1845 Herssum (parish in Holte)
PARENTS: Lambert MEIER
Maria Catharine THOMAS
EMIGRATION: 1845 - arrived New Orleans Jan 27, 1846 on the ship Diantha
Lant MEYER 40, with Cath 38, Wilh 5, Adlh 3, Maria 1/2
  Holte Emgr List - Lambert MEYER, no age, with wife A Cath THOMS and 3 children, Gerh Wm, M Adl, A M emigrated in Oct 1845 from Herssum to St Louis
  emigration inex Osnabrueck - Lambert MEYER, 29 (should be 39), emgrated from Herssum, Holte, in 1845, with wife Cath 35, and children Wm, M Adl, M Cath
MARRIED: unknown
NOTES: with mother, step-father and siblings
1850 MO census, St Louis County, District 82
BUSKIN, Albert 33, Germany, farmer
Mary C 40, Germany
MEYER, William 8, Mary A 6, Mary 5, all born Germany
SOURCES:

Anna Maria's approximate year of birth was known from the 1850 census and passenger list of the ship Diantha. Her probable place of birth was known from emigration index entries for her family. Holte parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Anna Maria Catharine.

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MEYER, Gerhard Wilhelm
BORN: May 24, 1841, Herssum, baptized the following day in Holte parish
DIED: Jul 28, 1923, Florissant, MO and buried Jul 30 in Sacred Heart Cemetery
PARENTS: Johan Lambert MEIER
Catharine THOMES
EMIGRATION: 1846 - arrived New Orleans Jan 27, 1846 on the ship Diantha
Lant MEYER 40, with Cath 38, Wilh 5, Adlh 3, Maria 1/2
Holte parish emigration list - Lambert MEYER, no age, with wife A Cath THOMS and 3 children, Gerh Wm, M Adl, A M
MARRIED: Helena MEIER daughter of Johan MEIER and Helena COHEN, died Mar 5, 1938, Florissant, MO
marriage: Apr 6, 1869, Florissant, MO
CHILDREN: Catharine MEYER born Dec 19, 1870, Florissant, MO
Anna Margaret MEYER born Oct 14, 1872, Florissant, MO
M Hel MEYER b. Sep 4, 1874, Florissant, MO, marr Hm Joh TIMME
John William MEYER born Sep 19, 1877, Florissant, MO
J Lambt Wm MEYER b. Oct 23, 1879, Florissant, MO, m. Hel A BIPPEN
Hm J Conr MEYER b. Jun 6, 1882, Florissant, d. 1936, m. Mg Cat KORTE
Mg Johanna MEYER born Oct 16, 1884, Florissant, MO, died 1889
Hy Jos MEYER b. Mar 24, 1887, Florissant, d. 1933, m. A M BEHLMANN
Ant Valentine MEYER b. Feb 13, 1889, Florissant, d. 1968, m. M E KEEVEN
Fran Cat MEYER b. Aug 10, 1893, Florissant, MO, d. 1967, m. Fred GERBES
Bernard Aloysius MEYER born Apr 14, 1896, Florissant, MO
RESEARCHERS: Helga Schulte-Passlack (HelgaSP@t-online.de) who lives in Germany and is descended from Wilhelm's uncle Bernard H H MEYER who did not emigrate. She would enjoy hearing from descendants of Wilhelm.
Russell Gaj who has this emigrant listed in his online WorldConnect database.
SOURCES: Wilhelm's parents' names were known from his marriage record at Sacred Heart parish and the Holte parish emigration list. His year of birth was known from his age on the passenger list of the ship Diantha. Information for children and death information were from Russell Gaj's database.

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MEYER, Herman Heinrich
BORN: Jan 1, 1855, Esterwegen (parish in Lorup)
DIED: Feb 19, 1943, Richmond, Stearns County, MN
PARENTS: Johan Heinrich MEYER
(Wobke) Walburga HERMSEN
EMIGRATION: 1877
MARRIED: Anna Margaretha HANEKEN her entry
marriage: May 14, 1877, Brussels, Calhoun County, IL
CHILDREN: Maria MEYER born 1878, Brussels, IL; died as infant
Henry Bernard MEYER born 1880 Richmond, MN
Catharine MEYER born 1882 Richmond, MN
Christian MEYER born 1884 Richmond, MN
Mary Walburga MEYER born 1887 Richmond, MN
Elisabeth MEYER born 1892 Richmond, MN
Margaret MEYER born 1894 Richmond, MN
Helena MEYER born 1897 Richmond, MN
NOTES: 1900 MN census, Stearns County, Farming twp
MEYER, Henry Herman, Jan 1855, Germany, marr. 23yrs, emgr 1877
Margeretha, Nov 1856, Germany, 7 of 8 ch living, emgr 1877
Barney Henry 19, Katy 17, Christ 15, Mary 13, Lizzie 8, Marg 5, Hel 3, all born MN
SOURCES:

Herman Heinrich's date of birth and parents' names were known from a family history written by Rev. Alexander Korte. He noted the place of birth as Bockholte but no corresponding record was found in Werlte parish records. The neighboring parish of Lorup was then checked and Herman Heinrich's birth/bapt record was found there. Information about his death, wife, marriage and children was from the family history.

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MEYER, Johan Herman
BORN: Jul 6, 1816, Werlte
DIED: 1858, Florissant, MO, buried Aug 31, 1858, record at St Ferdinand Parish
PARENTS: Herman MEYER
Phenna Maria GRUMMEL
EMIGRATION: by 1850
MARRIED: Angela Maria BEELMANN her entry
marriage: Jul 2, 1850, Florissant, St Louis County, MO
CHILDREN: Johan Herman MEYER born 1852, Florissant, MO; died following day
Margaret Anna MEYER born 1855, Florissant, MO
Herman Bernard MEYER born 1857, Florissant, MO; died following year
RESEARCHERS: Russell Gaj who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database
SOURCES:

Herman's approximate year of birth was noted in Russell Gaj's WCdb. His parents were found on his marriage record at St Ferdinand parish. A sister's marriage record said she was from Vialta so Werlte parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found for Johan Herman.

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MEYER, Johan Herman
BORN: May 17, 1818, Lastrup (parish in Holte)
DIED: In Florissant, MO, buried Jul 22, 1887 in Sacred Heart Cemetery
PARENTS: Herman Heinrich MEYER
Engel/Angela FISCHER
EMIGRATION: probably 1850
Holte parish emigration list - Herman MEIER from Lastrup, Holte (no age), emigrated in 1850
MARRIED: Maria Anna SCHULTE widow of Conrad COON (COONEN, KONEN)
marriage: Feb 2, 1858, Florissant, MO
CHILDREN: Bernard Herman MEYER born 1858
Herman Theodore MEYER born 1863, Florissant, MO
Herman MEYER born 1867, Florissant, MO
Henry Joseph William MEYER born 1870, Florissant, MO
Mary Margaret MEYER born 1872, Florissant, MO
John Bernard MEYER born 1876, Florissant, MO
NOTES: 1860 MO census, St. Louis index, ward 16 (Florissant)
MEYER, Hammond 40, farmer
Mary 27, Barney 2, Ellen 5, Margaret 30, servant, Henry LORFAS 24, farm hand
  1880 MO census, St Louis County, St Ferdinand Twp p 195
MEYER, Herman 63, Prussia, farmer
Mary 47, prussia
Bernard 21, Henry 19, Mary 15, Herman 12, William 10, Margaret 8, John 4, all born in MO
RESEARCHERS: Russell Gaj who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database
SOURCES: Herman's parents' names were known from his marriage at St Ferdinand parish. A possible place of birth was known from an entry for someone with his name on  the Holte parish emigration list. That parish's records were checked and a corresponding baptismal entry found there for Johan Herman. Information about the childreen was taken from Russell Gaj's WorldConnect database.

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MEYER, Johan Lambert
BORN: Jul 24, 1806, baptized in Holte
DIED: before 1849 when his wif remarried in Florissant, MO
PARENTS: Gerhard Wilhelm Henricus MEYER
Anna Maria Helena TÖBBEN
EMIGRATION: 1845 - arrived New Orleans Jan 27, 1846 on ship Diantha
Lant MEYER 40, with Cath 38, Wilh 5, Adlh 3, Maria 1/2
Holte parish emigration list - Lambert MEYER, no age, with wife A Cath THOMS and 3 children, Gerhard Wilhelmm, Maria Adelheit, Anna Maria
Emigration Index, Osnabrueck - Lambert MEYER, 29 (should be 39), emgr from Herssum, Holte, in 1845, with wife Cath 35, and children Wm, M Adl, M Cath
MARRIED: Catharine THOMES her entry
marriage: Apr 15, 1834, Holte
CHILDREN: Gerh Wm MEYER b. May 24, 1841, Herssum, d. 1923, Florissant, m. Hel MEIER
Maria Adelheid MEYER born Dec 11, 1842, Herssum
Anna Maria MEYER born Feb 6, 1845, Herssum
RESEARCHERS: Helga Schulte-Passlack (HelgaSP@t-online.de) who lives in Germany and is descended from Lambert's brother Bernard H H MEYER who did not emigrate. She would enjoy hearing from descendants of Lambert.
Russell Gaj has this emigrant in his online WorldConnect database with name spelled  MEIER.
SOURCES: Lambert's approximate year of birth and probable place of birth were known from the passenger list of the Diantha and emigration list information. With that information a baptism entry for him was found in the Holte parish records. His wife's name was known from the passenger list of the ship Diantha.

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MEYER, Margaretha
BORN: Apr 6, 1829 Lastrup probably (parish in Holte)
PARENTS: Herman Heinrich Meyer
Engel FISCHER
EMIGRATION: by 1860
MARRIED: unknown
NOTES: 1860 MO census, St Louis County, St Ferdinand twp
MEYER, Hammond 40, farmer, Germany
Mary 27, Germany
Barney 2, Ellen 5, both born MO
Margaret 30, Germany
LORFAS?, Hy 24, Germany, farmhand
SOURCES:

Margaretha's approximate year of birth was known from her age on the 1860 census. Her brother Herman, with whom she was living at that time, had been born in Holte parish so that parish's records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Margaretha with the same parents as those of Herman.

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MEYER, Maria Adelheid
BORN: Dec 11, 1842, Herssum (parish in Holte)
DIED: probably 1926, Florissant, MO and buried Sacred Heart Cemetery (Adelheid MYERS 1842-1926)
PARENTS: Johan Lambert MEIER
Catharine THOMES
EMIGRATION: 1846 - arrived New Orleans Jan 27, 1846 on the ship Diantha
Lant MEYER 40, with Cath 38, Wilh 5, Adlh 3, Maria 1/2
Holte parish emigration list - Lambert MEYER, no age, with wife A Cath THOMS and 3 children, Gerh Wm, M Adl, A M
MARRIED: Probably never married if cemetery identification is correct.
SOURCES: Maria Adelheid's parents' names and her year and place of birth were known from the passenger list of the ship Diantha and the Holte parish emigration list. A baptismal entry was found for her in the Holte parish records.

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MEYERDIRKS, MEIERDIRCKS

MEYERDIRKS, Anna Maira
BORN: Apr 22, 1822, Spelle
PARENTS: Johan Theodor MEYERDIRKS
Margaretha Adelheid KAUKARENZ
EMIGRATION: 1866
MARRIED: Bernhard BOSS who probably died in Germany
CHILDREN: Anna Clara BOSS born 1849, Spelle
Anna Maria BOSS born 1851, Spelle
Johan Bernard BOSS born Sep 7, 1855, Spelle
Maria Anna BOSS born 1857, Spelle
Maria Catharina BOSS born 1860, Spelle; died 1935, OH
NOTES: 1870 OH census, Brown County, Perry Twp
BOSS, Mary A 48, Hannover
Anna 12, Catherine 10, born Hannover
SOURCES:

Anna Maria's approximate year of birth was known from her age on the 1870 census. Her daughters with whom she was living in 1870 had entries in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika and the same source had an entry for Anna Maria which supplied her date and place of birth, parents' names and year of emigration. All the children listed had entries in the same book.

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MEIERDIRCKS, Johan Gerhard
BORN: Oct 27, 1824, Spelle
DIED: Mar 14, 1909, Brown County, OH, buried Holy Ghost parish cemetery, Vera Cruz
PARENTS: Johan Theodor MEYERDIRKS
Margaretha Adelheid KUNKARENS
EMIGRATION: 1852
MARRIED: Maria Catherine BORG her entry
CHILDREN: Joseph John MEIERDIRCKS born 1859, OH
Emma Cath MEIERDIRCKS born 1864, OH
Matthew/Martha MEIERDIRCKS born 1866, OH
Catharine MEIERDIRCKS born 1868, OH
Julia MEIERDIRCKS born 1871, OH
NOTES: 1880 OH census, Brown County, Perry
MEYERDIRKS, George, 55, Hannover
Mary C, 50, Hannover
Joseph 21?, Emma 16, Martha 14, Cath 12, Julia 9, all born OH
BORG, George, 47, B-in-Law, Hannover
  1900 OH census, Brown County, Perry
MEIRDICKS (MURDICKS), George, Oct 1824, Prussia, wid, emgr 1852
Julia, 29, OH
BURKE, Geo, Mar 1832, Prussia, Brother-Law, single, emgr 1857
RESEARCHERS: Lisa Cosby who has this emigrant in her WorldConnect database
SOURCES:

Johan Gerhard's date and place of birth were found in Lisa Cosby's WCdb. That allowed a corresponding entry for him to be found in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika which supplied parents' names and year of emigration. Information about the children and his death was from the WCdb.

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