Hi Gerry, I may have been in touch with you before.My name is Rose MESSERSCHMIDT POSTHUMUS. Do you happen to know the names of Phillip and Christiana's children'snames? I Sure would like to find my G grandfather TheodoreMESSERSCHMIDT's parents.
Just in case I haven't been in touch, I am pasting what info I have on our MESSERSCHMIDTs.
Rose in the Smokies, NC
My MESSERSCHMIDTs settled in the Philadelphia area of PA in 1880.(I know that a clan had settled in the mid-west.) My G grandfather, was Theodore , born 1859 in Germany; however, I have no idea where. Iknow that he had at least 2 brothers, possibly more.When he came to Philly, he left his mother and brothers in Germany. When the mother died, the brothers never told him, so he felt they were no brothers of his, and severed all ties with them.
Side Note:I have not beenable to find a tie to the WWIIAircraft designer, Willy MESSERSCHMITT.WhenWilly died in1976, his picture appreared in our local Wash., DC paper.I swore I was looking at my grandfather, Eugene.
MESSERSCHMIDT, Theodore -- b:7/5/1859(1900 Phila. PA Census) Apprenticed in Germany - Royal Hairdresser - emig: 1880(Family andCensus) - mar: ~1885 Phila, PA (Phila. Census) -wife: Louisa N. nee KOENIG(below) - b: 3/1867Germany (Census) -son: Eugene Louis b: 9/13/1887 Phila, PA- only child. (Census)
MUELLER, Wilhelm - b:~1860 Germany - emig: ? - mar: ~1880 (Ger/PA?) - Lena BAUER- b 1864Lauschied, Rhineland, Germany(IGI) (dau of Michael and Sophia Catharina Elisabetha nee OSTIEN BAUER. (IGI)) Imm. to Philadelphia, PA about 1878-1880 with brother Johannes. - children: Lillian Sophia, Lena Marie, Margaret, Wilhelmina(Minnie)(Family and personal knowledge) Lena Marie MUELLER married Eugene MESSERSCHMIDT (above). 1908-9. in Philly. They had one son William Theodore born 3/2/1910, Phila., PA.