Hello, Your genealogy posting helped me clear up a link to my family tree. Thank you for such a detailed web page with sources and photographs.
Mary LENZ, who married William Ludwig HEISE, is the sister to my relative, Katherine Margaretha LENZ. Katherine was born in 1844 in Baltimore, Maryland. Katherine married Frederick STISSEL on 28 Oct 1866 in St. Paul's German Evangelical Lutheran Church in Baltimore, Maryland. (If you have or come across any information on Frederick STISSEL, who was born in Obervorschutz, Kurhessen, Germany/Prussia, was a Union Civil War veteran, and was a wool scourer and dyer in Baltimore City, please let me know. I am searching for his siblings and parents.)
Katherine and Mary's parents were Heinrich LENZ and Susanna Margaretha EMRICH/EMMERICH. Susanna was born about 1807 in Bleichenbach, Hessen, Germany.
Katherine and Mary's siblings included: Johannes LENZ b. 21 Aug 1830, d. 19 Nov 1912 Heinrich LENZ b. 25 Apr 1833, d. 28 May 1876 Susanne Margaretha LENZ b. about 1841
I will be happy to share my sources, documents, and other family information with you. If, in your research you come across any information on the STISSEL family, please contact me. Sincerely, Dawn