Thanks for the information on C. August Meissner. He was a brother to my ancestor Wilhelm Meissner who settled near Reinbeck, Iowa. Gustav Meissner, who was in the grape industry in Bushberg, Mo near St. Louis was another brother. Their parents settled in Staten Island, NY from Muehlhausen, Germany.
I would be very willing for you to pass my email address on to anyone who is looking for this family. I have a few photos of these brothers, some with their families.