This information about my greatgrandparents, Paul GEISENHEIMER and Marie Charlotte Amalie HESS, is from documents that have been re-copied many times, so it is very hard to read. But, so far, this is how I think it goes:
Paul GEISENHEIMER was born 23 January 1867 in Gotha or Goda, Germany. Paul was the son of George GEISENHEIMER & Luise DUMAR (Luise was the daughter of Sieghinde Dumar). Paul GEISENHEIMER departed from Germany on board the Elbe, via the port of Bremen, and arrived in New York on 4 May 1885.
Marie Charlotte Amalie HESS, born 13 August 1864 (maybe in Boilstaedt, I don't know if that is spelled right), daughter of Wilhelm HESS & Marie Catherine (POPEL) HESS. She was baptized on 4 December 1864. The Godmother was Mrs Marie Lieselette Amalie LACHRINGER (or LECHRINGER, LACHNINGER, LECHNINGER) or something close to that spelling. At the bottom of the birth and christening certificate it says Bd 11 (Fol.cortaf_122 No8 the priest offece has witnessed this Boilstaedt April 20 1888).
Marie Charlotte Amalie HESS married Paul GEISENHEIMER 20 January 1888 in Camden, Camden, New Jersey, USA.
I've been told that Charlotte HESS (as she liked to be called) originally travelled to the USA alone and returned often to her home in Germany. But so far I've not been able to find her listed on any ship's passenger list prior to marriage and only found her listed once after her marriage to Paul GEISENHEIMER. I am still looking for the immigration information for Charlotte HESS.
I'm also searching for any possible church records which might have information about members of this family and/or their ancestors and other relatives.
Eventually I hope to find more information in Europe about our DUMAR, GEISENHEIMER, HESS & POPEL lines, but being unfamiliar with German genealogy sites and resources I have very little idea where to go from here.
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