I have a marriage for Gustav(e) MESSINGER or MESSENGER and Catharine Collins 5th August 1850 at St Mary, Whitechapel. Both give their address as Chicksand Street.
I cannot find Gustav and Catherine in 1851, I've checked the whole of Chicksand Street and then further afield abut no luck. Same for 1861.
I do have them in 1871 (RG1- 452 Folio 40 page 3). They have three children all born in Middlesex according to the entry but their births are registered in Whitechapel 1854 and a further two in Shoreditch in 1860 and 1869. Despite knowing where they are, I still can't find them.
Any help in tracking them down is very welcome.