Re: Joseph Ackermann 1846 in Texas
I don't have a lot of information on Joseph Ackermann who was married to Margarethe Frey.
I believe Joseph's father was also named Joseph Ackermann. Below is a copy of some information sent to me by another distant cousin.
"Louise Ackermann's parents were Joseph Ackermann who immigrated to Texas in 1846 on the ship "Talisman"he was married with two children, but both children died on the six month voyage and his wife died shortly after they moved to New Braunfels, Texas.He then joined the Texas mounted cavalary and served in the Mexican War.After the war was over, he returned to New Braunfels and married Margarethe Frey, they moved to Wetmore, which is now the northeast part of San Antonio, and raised a large family including Louise Ackermann and Joseph Ackermann, Jr.They are buried in the Wetmore Cemetery off of Stahl Rd. and Higgins Rd. in San Antonio, Texas.
Joseph Ackermann immigrated through Galveston, Texas and is listed in the Texas Seaport Museum, he was born in Wuerttemburg, Germany.According to the 1880 census of Bexar County, Margarethe Frey was from Baden, Germany.Unfortunately Ackermann is an extremely common - "Acker" is German for acre and Ackermann essentially translates to "farmer" which is exactly what our
ancestors were.They came to Texas as part of the Adelsverein which was a mass immigration of Germans specifically to Texas."