My gg grandfather was Charles Fredrick WEINMANN, b.4 May 1844 Wertenburg Germany. He was 4 y.o. when he came to US.
He enlisted young in NYC Hawkins Zoave Div. He was in Civil War and then served in Reserves until 1875. He was a cigar maker and tobacconist and NY City resident and had m.14 May 1864 in NYC to Elizabeth DITZEL. He d.y. however 3 Apr,1879, NYC, NY.
He is son of William WEINMANN who was a butcher and came to US ca.1840. His mother was Mary _?_, b.1823 Wertenberg Germany and in US on 1870 census shows she had or worked in lager beer saloon.
Charles & Elizabeth had at least 6 children, some of which i have names below: Louis Charles, b.1865 Julius, b.1870 Carrie ?Mae? ?___? Charles Jr., b.1872/3 NYC(birth cert says he was 6th child)
Any info on this line would be most helpful. Happy Trails, Joan in rural MT