Hi Ken. Henry & Katherine (Maul) Meisinger didn't have a son Jacob (of course by the birthdates, they would have only been a decade older than your Jake) -- I am wondering if he is the son of one of Henry's older brothers. At this point I have no info on Henry's family. I The 's' or 'ss' would not matter in the least, as spelling varied. Do you know their ancestral village? Ours was Schilling.