Re: Hammerschmidt Geneology
In reviewing our family tree book, I have noticed that the Grandfather of our ancestor, Adolph Hammerschmidt was Carl Geroge Elbert Hammerschmidt who appears to have been bornin October 1767and died in June 1804 or married Johanna Maria Huffelmann (?)8/15/1778.It appears that they had three children Gustav, born 1802, Carl George born 1799, died 1861 married a Emilie Schwarz in May 1837.The rest I do not understand as it is in German (unfortunately).They also appeared to have had a daughter, Sophie Wilhelmme Christine, born 7/1803 and married a Theodore Sternenberg in 8/1834.Again, the print is very small and in German so I am unsure if I am reading it correctly.Perhaps this is of some help to you.Our ancestor, Adolph, was sone of Friederich Wilhelm Maximillian Hammerschmidt, who was a Lutheran pastor and married a Caroline Schwarz in 1/1860.They had 12 children, of which it appears that six of them died in youth.Adolph's father was born in Schwelm in Westphalia on 5/9/1797.In 1820 he came to Altena as Pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran congregation.Caroline Schwartz was born in Altena, 10/8/1802.Adolph was the 2nd born of his family and was born on 1/30/1827.
Perhaps his brother, Carl, is an ancestor of yours.I hope this information may be of some help to you.I look forward to hearing from you.
Also, we know that a branch of our family moved to the Kansas City area and changed the surname to Hammersmith.This may be of some help to you also.