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Early Germans

Posted: 16 Jan 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 Feb 2005 2:27PM GMT
Surnames: Brachwitz, Bruder, Ganzert, Goerlitz, Grosskopf, Heinzke, Kettmann, Krueger, Meissner, Moritz, Mueller, Nauert, Nehring, Priem, Prinz, Ramm, Sackewitz, Steger, Wendland, Wieland
My ancestors Nauert, Nehring, Brachwitz, Moritz and Kettmann immigrated from Anhalt-Dessau in Germany to Galveston between 1857 and 1873. They helped settle the community of Dessau, Texas and were very close to the Wieland and Goerlitz families. They married into the other surnames. Members of the extended families settled all over northeast Travis and southeast Williamson counties near Dessau, Richland, Manor, Rice's Crossing, Pflugerville, Yakey Community and Coupland. Wendland and Heinzke families near Taylor, Coupland and Yakey Community. I am seeking anyone with information on the surnames listed.

Death Index

Posted: 4 Feb 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Jun 2001 9:14PM GMT
Surnames: Nehring, Kruger, Meissner, Mueller, Steger
In the book "Index to Early McLennan Co.,Tx. Deaths" I found these names:

Nehring, D. (Mrs.) age 58 F&P; i. at Golinda Cem. 12-10-1906
Nehring, Eugene Leonard age 9 by G.H.; d. 3-21-1914 F&P i. at Lott
Nehring, Josephine Robinson Cem. 2-140
Kruger, Mary infant stillborn 11-9-1898 F&P; 1st St. Cem.
Meissner, Jacob Gustor b. 1839 1st. St. Cem. 1-54
Meisner, J.G. d. 3-10-1902 Odd Fellows Cem.(1st. St. Cem.)
Mueller, Louis age 53 d. 7-3-1894 WTH; F&P; 1st St. Cem
Steger,Mary Alice age 52 nee Harsfield d. 11-24-1912 Compton

Hope this helps !! Good Luck, Nicki
PS, There were some Primm & Prince's listed if you want these names just hollar !!

Re: Early Germans

Posted: 17 Jul 2001 3:14PM GMT
Edited: 8 Apr 2002 5:52PM GMT
Keep up the good work Cary , I am still working on my family I don't thank we will ever complete it.

Good luck
Vera

Re: Early Germans

Posted: 17 Jul 2001 7:57PM GMT
Edited: 19 Feb 2005 2:27PM GMT
Hey, Vera! Isn't it the truth? I'm at the point where research back isn't going anywhere, and while I'm finding some folks laterally few are as interested as I am. Hope ya'll are well.

August Gustav Moritz, b. 1848, Landsberg

Verona Coxe (View posts)
Posted: 11 Oct 2001 3:42AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 12 Oct 2001 11:03AM GMT
Surnames: Moritz
Upon tracing our family tree, we have found an August Gustav
Moritz, born..Nov. 30, 1848, in Spiegel Kr. Landsberg. He apparently came to america sometime in his 20's, possibly with his sister, Carolina Wilemina Moritz.(born Sept. 3, 1844) He also had a twin brother...Julius Friedrich Ferdinand Moritz.
And another brother...Friedrich Wilhelm Moritz. They were the children of Martin Friedrich Moritz and Carolina Willemina Putscher, who were my g.g.g grandparents. We have more names as well. Please let me know if any of these names match.

Re: Early Germans

Posted: 11 Oct 2001 5:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 Feb 2005 2:27PM GMT
Thanks for your reply to my inquiry. The only two Moritz names I have are Sophia Dorothea Moritz (b. 1799 somewhere in Germany d. 1852 Meinsdorf, Anhalt-Dessau, Pruessen, wife of Johann Gottfried Nauert (b. 1806 somewhere in Germany d. 1871 Meinsdorf, Anhalt-Dessau, Pruessen) and someone who is perhaps her younger brother, Peter Moritz (b. 1804 somewhere in Germany d. 1880 Dessau, Travis Co., Texas. Anhalt-Dessau is about 150 miles southwest of Berlin.

Re: Early Germans

Jeanette Watson (View posts)
Posted: 27 Jan 2002 1:05AM GMT
Classification: Query
I may be able to help you. My grandmother's maiden name was Nehring and her mother's maiden name was Prinz. My grandmother was born and raised in the Dessau Community and later lived at Type near Coupland.


Jeanette Watson

Re: Early Germans

Lesley Lisso Koster (View posts)
Posted: 9 Feb 2002 1:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wieland Lisso Goerlitz Grosskopf Moritz Kruger Hennig Thiele Nauert Nehring etc.
Carey, you did not list my father's family name, Lisso, in your group in Dessau Texas, although his great-grandfather Andreas (Andrew ) Lisso, born Steckby, Anhalt-Dessau, and his family were in that group, arriving in 1860 from Andreas' wife's hometown of Meinsdorf Anhalt-Dessau. The others were Friedricke Luedecke Lisso, born in Meinsdorf, and their son Heinrich (Henry) Lisso, born Wulfen, Anhalt-Koethen. I have found that some local genealogical societies and town hall workers in these places when contacted on the town's websites with a question as specific as possible,in German, if you can get help with that, and with the offer to make a donation to the local parish or other charitable fund, will do what they can to help. I can tell you from what I have learned so far is that a number of the families coming between about 1860-1872 to Dessau were from the parishes of the Kirchenkreis of the town of Zerbst. If you get to the website of the Ev. Lutheran Church in Sachsen-Anhalt and then the Kirchenkreis Zerbst they break the area down to the individual parishes and their village churches. Again it's in German, but you can print it out and get some help with words that are not obvious. I have more tips and people working on these families I could add if you wish to email me directly at jkkstrjr@aol.com. And if you have any specific possible towns other that the ones I have seen mentioned for these families please, please, let me know: Wielands in Coswig; Moritz and Grosskopf and Kruger in Meinsdorf and Rosslau; Goerlitz in Zieko and Dessau. I really hope to hear from you and from anyone else interested in tracing the early German settlers of Dessau, TX back to their German roots. How about some of you in Germany in Sachsen-Anhalt? We here in the US could supply great amounts of information about your Texas connections if you know that your family tree has a branch that started out in the Dessau community just outside Pflugerville not far from the Texas capital, Austin. We here are often stopped cold by the fact that few passenger arrival or census records of the mid-nineteenth century list the specific town of our ancestor's birth or last residence and in Germany many of the Bremen port emigration lists were destroyed. Hamburg departures are more complete but don't help much since most of the group coming in that 1850-1880 time period from central Germany left out of Bremen.
Many, many thanks to all who can help. Lesley Lisso Koster

Early Germans

Posted: 19 Jan 2003 5:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have information on the Prinz family. Please contact me if you wish to share information.

Re: Early Germans

Posted: 21 Jan 2003 4:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 Feb 2005 2:27PM GMT
I am interested! Thanks so much. E-mail me directly, and I'll share what I have and what I'm looking for.
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