Looking for information on Michigan Meixner families.My g-g-grandfather, (Johann) Gottlieb Meixner came to the US from Wurttemberg, Germany around 1867 and settled in Detroit, MI.He married Elisabetha Albrecht in 1868, then following her death in 1875, Gottlieb married her sister, Barbara in 1876.Gottlieb's children were:Herman b. 1870, John b. 1873, Gottlieb b. & d. 1875, August b. 1876, Elizabeth "Liz" b. 1878, Catherine b. 1879, Sophia b. 1884, Charles b. 1885 and Rose b. 1890.
Only Herman, John and August are known to have children. However,we don't have any information on Catherine at all.Also, there is a mysterious "Fred" Meixner who lives with them in 1896 then disappears.One relative says Fred fought with his parents and ran off to NY, another says he fought with his parents and moved to OK.Any clues?