Philipp J. Immel (also spelled Imil) witnessed deed of my gg gfather, Peter Straub in Augusta, Georgia 5 May 1851. Are these two men related? I need to know where in Germany Peter Straub was born, parents names, etc.Why did he and Phillip Immel settle in Augusta, Georgia?
Peter Straub (b. 1810 Germany) was in Augusta by mid 1840's and lived there until his death, killed by a falling tree in 1866. His wife, Margaret Selena (b. 1810) d. 1854.They had one child (to my knowledge) Margaret Clara Straub, b. 1841, my ggmother.Peter remarried in 1855:Mrs. Barbara Meintzer, widow of Christian Meintzer.
Philipp Immel (b. 1823)was a citizen of Bavaria, arrived in USA 1 Aug 1837 at age 14. Received in Augusta, Georgia by T. F. Diel and A. P. Schultz, 18 June 1844. What is relationship to Deihl/Diel/Dial family.
Phillip Immel married Richmond County, Georgia, 8 Oct 1845 Emily Gardner (b. 1831 in Maryland).In 1850 Phillip and Emily were living in Atlanta with 1 year old daughter, Johanna.
In 1860 Phillip Imel (occupation, baker) is listed as head of quite a large household, which apparently were mostly boarders.He is listed with his wife, Emily, John (female, obviously the Johanna age 1 in 1859 census) Imel, age 11 (b. in Ga), Catherine, (Kate) age 3 (b. in England)and among the many houshold occupants listed are Jacob Immel, 21, b. in New York, baker; M. Imel, 18, b. New York, baker; and Mary Dial, age 60, b. Maryland. Philipp died 10 Sep 1861 and is buried in Old Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta.
Phillip's widow,Emily Gardner Immel married Marcus L. Roberts sometime between 1861 and 1870.She is listed with Marcus in 1870 Atlanta, Georgia census with daughter, Kate.Her daughter, Johanna married Alexander St Clair-Abrams 24 Aug 1864 in Bibb County, Georgia.It appears from newspaper articles that Kate had definitely not married by 1877 and had died by the time her mother died in Feb. 1887.
In 1877 Emily is listed along with her daughter, Kate, and Mrs. Mary Diehl in real estate records pertaiing to a lot in Atlanta in which Emily owned 2/3rd interest, Kate owned 1/2rd, and transferred to Mrs. Mary Deihl, 6 April 1875.
Emily died at Tavares, Orange County, Florida, Sunday, 20 Feb 1887. At the time of her death she had only one surviving child, Mrs. Alexander St. Clair-Abrams (Johanna).
Johanna Immel married an interesting man, Major Alexander St. Clair-Abrams (b. 1845 in Louisiana).He was mentioned in Washington D.C. and Atlanta newspaper articles as "one of Florida's leading criminal lawyers".He founded a newspaper in Atlanta in 1872 the "Atlanta Daily Herald". He was a member of The National Rifles Veteran Association (Washington, DC).He also founded the town of Tavares in Lake County, Florida in 1880, naming it"Tavares" for one of his Portuguese ancestor's:Lopez Para y Tavares.