My Reitmeyer (aka Reitmeier/Reithmeyer) was from the Drohne, Germany area which is located near Dielingen that is near Minden,
Germany. MARIE MARGARETHE ENGEL REITMEYER married Gerd Friedrich Pohlmeyer (aka Friedrich Wedig) in the Evangelical Lutheran
Church of Dielingen in 1818. They settled on
a farm in the nearby town of Drohne where they raised 11 known children as follows, all
born between the years 1821 and 1846:
Gerd Heinrich, Johann Heinrich Wilhelm,Anne
Frederike Engel, Henriette Margarethe Elisabeth, Marie Margarethe Louise, Frederike
Louise Henriette, Herm Friedrich, Marie Henriette Sophie, Friedrich Heinrich Phillip,
Johann Carl Wedig, and Agnes Henriette Engel
Wedig. Notice all of the children were given the surname Wedig. This is the way it
is written in their christening records of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Deilingen with their father's surname being Pohlmeyer.
The christening records note that the name of
the family farm was "Wedig".
If you think there may be a connection with your Reitmeyer/Reitmeier/Rethemeyer family, please write. I have also taken down info on
other Reitmeyer family members found in the church records of Dielingen. If interested, I'd be glad to provide that information. Please write at VLP2460@AOL.COM