Bernard Mersmann was born about 1808-9 in Prussia. He arrived in St. Louis by 1842, where he married Maria Anna Goldstein May 17 1842 in the Old Cathedral in a Catholic ceremony. According to the marriage record he is the son of Gerhard and Cath. Mersmann. His family is in the 1850-60-70 US Federal census for St. Louis. He had at least 8 children, 2 of whom may have died young; they were christened in the Catholic church. He and his wife are buried in Calvary cemetery. I am seeking any information on his German ancestors and immigration to the US. I have extensive documentation on the family in St. Louis to share.