Katherine Meisnest, b. 10-30-1860, daughter of George and Mary (Maria)Krall Meisnest of Branch, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin married Anton Stoehr on May 15, 1884.They had three children: 1. George Orlando Stoehr born 10-30-1886 (m. Emma Heath in 1891) 2. Randolph Daniel (Ranny) Stoehr born 10-13-1888 (m. Velma Johnston and later Loretta Marshall Crook)No children. 3. Clara Stoehr died in infancy George had two daughters: Leila and Betty Belle.Leila died in infancy.Betty Belle married Fred MacDonald.
Katherine Meisnest Stoehr From Der Nord Westen, 25 Feb. 1892: Death of 31 yr. old Mrs. Katie Stoehr on Sun. morning, 14 Feb., of pneumonia. She was the daughter of Mr. Geo. Meisnest of Branch. She is survived by 2 children. Burial took place Monday.
Anton Stoehr ran a saloon and hotel in Cato, Manitowoc County Wisconsin in the late 1880's and into the 1890s. At some point in the 1890s Anton "Embarked at Seattle for Alaska nothing heard of him since."It was said that he departed to seek his fortune during the Alaskan Gold Rush.Randolph Stoehr searched for his father for the rest of his life but never uncovered a single clue. -Information from Meisnest Family Record compiled by Randolph Stoehr.