|I am researching the Fortmeyer family from Irvington, Illinois. Surnames include Vortmeier, Fordmeyer, Marquis, and of course Fortmeyer. |
I have traced the family back to the 1800's in Germany. They immigrated to Illinois in 1862 and changed their name from Vortmeier to Fortmeyer.
August (Gus) Fortmeyer (b.1863, d.1911) moved from New Minden, Illinois to Treistatt, MO in the late 1870's. He married Elizabeth Marquis (b.1866). His father was Carl Heinrich Christian Vortmeier; his mother was Christine Marie Ilsahein Schnake both from Germany.
Any information regarding this family is appreciated. I am also willing to share my information with anyone interested.