In reply to:
Gerald Price 8/04/02
Unless you know something I don't know, "Mose" Thurmer was not born in Germany.Moses Thurmer was the son of Harmon G. (George) Thurmer & Nancy Anna Armstrong, born 3 Jan 1840, Knox. Co, died 21 June 1911, Knox. Co.
Harmon appeared in the 1900 Census saying that HE was born in Germany.
From my notes on the 1870 Census, household of George Thurmer.Born approx. 1814, Prussia.
"The middle initial of his son Harmon was "G." The 1870 Census lists a female named "Alvenia" Thurmer, born in Prussia in 1846, keeping house.Also listed was a male, named Charles Miller, born in Saxony in 1835, presumably with his two children,Chistopher Miller, born 1859 in Tennessee, and Julias Miller, born 1862 in Tennessee.The relation between the Millers and the Thurmers is unknown at this time.Since "Alvenia" was close to the same age as "Harmon" it is probably her brother, but she is also too young to have children 8 & 11, (i.e. the Miller children)."
Harmon & Nancy Anna were married June 7, 1868 in Knoxville.Nancy was the daughter of Alexander Morrow Armstrong and Martha (Patsy) Merriman.Both the Armstrong's and Merriman's were quite distinguished families in early East Tennessee history.
I did not know that your "Mose" Thurmer's first name was Aaron.The name Aaron comes from the Armstrong line.Aaron Armstrong was Nancy Anna Armstrong's grandfather, born Aug. 3, 1787, died Nov. 22, 1809.
I wish I knew more about the Thurmer's though.