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Welcome to

Meissner

Family Website

The principal subject of this website is our Immigrant Ancestor
FRIEDRICH ADOLPH MEISSNER
(who was born 1804 in Saxony
and immigrated to the US in 1845)
and his ancestors and descendants

 

Manly and Hazel Meissner (1958)

 

 

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Latest Updates
January 2014

June 2013

Two sons of Adolph and Loretta wrote autobiographies.

Autobiography of Adolph Elmer Meissner born 1889

Autobiography of Paul Revere Meissner born 1901


EASTVALE INDEX
Eastvale History – Aerial Views – Fuller Ranch

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Eastvale essays by Loren
“Between the Hill and the River”

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TWEEDLE INDEX to Tweedle Family Pages from “My Folks” compilation by Thelma Pritchard Sargent

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Biography of Joseph Alonzo Kleeberger by Doris Klock (2010)

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Images from Meissner Family survey, compiled by L P Meissner about 1958-1960; (Sep 2009)

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Added Dec 2006:

Paul and Ivette Meissner Visit Johanngeorgenstadt (05 Nov 2006)

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Some Puentes family photos

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GEORGE HENRY MEISSNER

Born at Hamburg 23 Feb 1838.

Immigrated to America in October 1845 with Friedrich A Meissner, his mother, and three older siblings.

Fought in the Civil War with Co F, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry, and lost a leg.

Lived at Cass, Hamilton Co, IA 1871-1903.

Then joined his sister at Petaluma, where he died 10 Jan 1924,

survived by two daughters (Kittie, Mary) and two sons (George, Edgar).

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Ernest Frederick Meissner (1859 - 1940) brother of Adolph:
married Martha Bradshaw at Beaver UT in 1883. They had 8 children who survived beyond infancy: Ernest Richard, Frederick, George, Frank, Eva (Lefferson), Nellie (Rose), Martha (Bucknum), and Lena (Stapleton ...)

I’ve only just begun documenting Ernest and his descendants - there’ll be more later.

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Three Oleman brothers - Charles, John, and Henry - settled in Oregon about 1890.

Ernest Meissner moved to the same area about 1914, and his nephew (Adam) Joe Meissner visited Ernest a few years later. Two connections resulted, between Meissner family members and children of Henry Oleman.

Mildred, the youngest daughter of Charles Oleman, wrote down some recollections about her family, just before she died in 1990. These were preserved by Ardeth McBride and are transcribed here.

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Yet another take on the William Brey (Bray) and his parents,

based on census data recently available via www.ancestry.com .

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Why did the Meissner family go to Mexico and Panama?

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Family Tree for Peggy and Loren
in pictorial form

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New information about Loretta’s ancestors:

The mother of William Brey (Bray) was probably Lovina Vanderpool, daughter of Anthony Vanderpool (son of immigrants from the Netherlands) and of Elizabeth Johnson (of Oneida Indian descent). Still nothing more about William Brey’s father, the “Mysterious Red-Haired Irishman.”

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MEISSNER FAMILY REUNION 2004

 


Eulogies for Milton Haddox and Emmet (Skip) Haddox, brothers who died in 2002

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Ancestors of Harriet FUNK (wife of George Louis Henry Kleeberger), from Virginia Chatelain April 1999

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William Reed (1728 -1815) was Loren’s gggg-grandfather (gg-grandfather of Anna C Annie Reed). Data received from Cornwall researchers Edward Martin and Bob Richards during June 2004 includes a photocopy of William’s will and much additional detail concerning children and grandchildren who are mentioned in the will.

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Thomas Henry Tregoning was an uncle of Grace T Tregoning who married Willard Scott Chaddock. Willard was a nephew of Samantha Andrus (g-grandmother of Manly), and Grace was a stepdaughter of James Reed (uncle of Hazel). Thomas Henry was involved in a tragic incident in Colorado in 1873, and apparently died during his attempt to flee to Canada to escape murder charges. (Added 2004).

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San Jose Family Photos

Photos from San Jose CA, 2003

 


New data for Ancestors of Loretta Haskins

Photos from Seth Cole homestead (1805) on the shore of Lake Erie near Dunkirk NY

Updated genealogy for Seth with new descendants of his daughter Maria


Photos from Panama

Chiriqui, Boquete, and Volcán Barú (near where the Meissner family lived about 1920)


200 Years Ago Today Elizabeth Atkins Died

by Dave Atkins (12 Mar 2003)

 


Rogues’ Gallery . . . from pictures in my files.


Stories and Pictures from . . .  Meissner Family Reunion 2002 . . . Sebastopol CA, 31 Aug 2002


Autobiography of Adolph Elmer Meissner . . . (3rd child of Adolph and Loretta)

Letters written by Friedrich Adolph Meissner
(in sections with links, for easier browsing)

Adobe Postscript (PDF) version

Text version (useful for searching)

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INDEX

The principal subject of this website is our Immigrant Ancestor
FRIEDRICH ADOLPH MEISSNER
(who was born 1804 in Saxony and immigrated to the US in 1845)
and his ancestors and descendants

Ancestors of Friedrich Adolph Meissner (b 1804) and their history: Johanngeorgenstadt

List of early mining claims from Johanngeorgenstadt with name Meissner and variants

Wisconsin record data for Friedrich Adolph Meissner’s HOMESTEAD 1873

George Henry ( Heinrich ) Meissner - - was he really a son of Friedrich Adolph Meissner (b 1804)?
And, a visit to Schönbach

The three sons of Friedrich Adolph Meissner and Eva Krauss who married and raised families:

Ernest Frederick Meissner (b 1859), Adolph Frederick Meissner (b1861), and August Frederick Meissner (b 1866).

OR: Link to World Connect genealogy for Adolph, or for Ernest, and August.

Descendants of Adolph F Meissner (b 1861): Meissner Cousins and “all” Descendants of Adolph Frederick Meissner

My father, Manly Meissner , and my immediate family

Loretta Haskins (wife of Adolph F Meissner), born 1865: Loretta 1865

Loretta’s Letters from Panama, and her stories about A Pioneer Girl , At Grandma’s House, Oaxaca Jungle, and Panama

William Brey (grandfather of Loretta Haskins) and his ancestors: The Mysterious Irishman

A distinguished ancestor of Loretta (and of William Brey’s wife, Samantha Andrus):

Seth Cole’s Revolutionary War record

Loretta’s gggggg-grandfather James Cole who DID NOT marry Mary Lobel. (Her father was the famous physician Mathieu Lobel who studied the Lobelia plant and named it after himself)

A note concerning the Origin of the name MEISSNER

My Trip: A sort of diary, kinda boring, about a trip I took in 1946

FOR ALL THE DETAILS SEE THESE WEB SITES at WORLD CONNECT

Family of Loren Phillip Meissner and Peggy Louise Pritchard Meissner (with total count: 13,000)

List of direct links to WORLD CONNECT for key ancestors

At all these sites, data for LIVING PERSONS is privatized:
dates of birth have been removed to minimize telemarketing spam and identity theft.

To request a GEDCOM file with the missing data restored, send email to:
Loren P Meissner:

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Please mention Code MZW-0209

* Loren’s and Peggy’s first, second, third, & fourth COUSINS and their spouses etc. *
Cousins (descendants of Adolph Frederick Meissner, etc.) (1,200)

* Ancestors of Loren’s Father - Manly Meissner: *
Ancestors of Adolph Frederick Meissner (900)
Ancestors of Loretta Haskins (1,700)

* Ancestors of Loren’s Mother - Hazel Kleeberger: *
Ancestors of Joseph Alonzo Van Kleeberger (1,100)
Ancestors of Anna C Annie Reed (700)

* Ancestors of Peggy’s Father - A. Thomas Pritchard: *
Ancestors of Aaron Martin Pritchard (2,900)
Ancestors of Emma Christine Atkins (700)

* Ancestors of Peggy’s Mother - Dessie Beebe: *
Ancestors of Fred Monroe Beebe (3,000)
Ancestors of Elizabeth May Ruth (1,400)

You can also try ROOTS WEB GLOBAL SEARCH

These sites are very user-friendly. You can SEARCH any site for a specific name, and you can download a PEDIGREE chart, a DESCENDANT chart, or a GEDCOM file for your genealogical software.

World Connect sites are also easy to update - I try to bring them up to date about every three months. And if you find an error or want to add something, you can add a “post-it” note RIGHT ON THE DATA PAGE that others will see, and I will be notified automatically.

 

MY OTHER RELATIVES:

Kleeberger, Reed, and Reynolds families

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Beebe and Ruth families

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Pritchard Family

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You can send email to me: Loren P Meissner:

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