George Peter Meinhardt b. 24 July 1828 in Prussia was my GG Grandfather. He married my GG Grandmother, Catherine Haag, in Washington Co, WI abt 1860.The Haag family immigrated from Germany in 1854.George, per the Haag family genealogy, was somewhat an earlier immigrant.He was farming 80 acres on the West half of the SE Quarter of section 22, Township 12 N range 18 E which he had purchased on Jan 15, 1853,This is abt 12 miles N of Schlesingerville in the township of Wayne in northern Washington Co.Within a year or so of his marriage, this land was sold, Jan 3, 1861, to a Frederich Meinhardt.In the spring of 1864 George and Catherine moved to Chippewa Falls, WI along with Catherine's family the Haag's.
The Haag and Meinhardt farms were located between the present day towns of Cadott and Boyd.I have a very interesting family genealogy regarding my Haag family, but know nothing about George, other than his date of birth and place of birth, Prussia. There is an 1860 Wayne, Washington Co, WI Census that shows an Anna and Charles Meinhardt, Mary Small, and Frederich all born in Prussia living in the HH w/George and Catherine.So, I have to assume this is possibly George's mother, brother's, and perhaps Mary is a sister.
George is buried in WI in the same private cemetery that his father-in-law, George Adam Haag, is buried in.
I would greatly appreciate any info regarding this Meinhardt family.