I'm writing you thinking that my family tree may be connected to yours and I may be able to get valuable information. My research has just started so I have very little to go on. My family roots are all in New Orleans and I'm now in Tennessee, which makes it difficult. In the months to come, I hope to obtain more by contacting family members, and hopefully uncovering a family bible, birth certificates, etc., if they still exist.
From the dates in your correspondence, I believe it may be possible that my family tree may be a branch off of one or possibly both of yours, but much later.
I'm going by memory, so I can't provide specific dates at this time. My family tomb is in New Orleans St Louis Cemetery #3 (?) on Esplenade Ave about a mile or so from City Park on the left going from City Park toward town. My grandfather is Martin Haerer and his brother is John Haerer. I remember seeing a few Gottlieb's on the tombstone, but don't remember if they were a first, middle or last names. If I'm remembering correctly, it seems to me that John died relatively young - like 35. There may have been a Christian on the tombestone too. Martin was married to Louise Georgi, also in the gravesite. Albert and Clemens brothers and sons of Martin are also buried there. Clemens is my father!
I don't know anything about John or his family. There are some other names on it which I do not recall that may be related to him.
Are any of your ancestors buried in New Orleans? Could you give me their names and where they are buried. Would any of them be buried in St. Lois Cemetery #3? Some of the names on the tombstone have been a mystery to me.
If you don't know where some of your ancestors are buried, please check the Haerer gravesite at said cemetery - (I think I'm giving the right name to it)If you're interested, the cemetery office can show you on the cemetery may where it is.
It just seems to me that if there were other Haerer's in New Orleans, there's problably some connection up the tree somewhere!
Thank you for any information you may be able to provide.