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52 Ancestors ~#34 Philipp Kornmeyer

My husbands 4x great grandfather Phillip Kornmeyer was born and lived his life in Baden Germany, in the agriculture lands on the shore of Lake Constance. The parish records for Boehringen, Konstanz, Baden documents the birth marriages and deaths for local families from 1728 -1900.

I found Phillippus Kornmeyer when I was looking for his son Martin who was the first in my husbands line to immigrate from Germany to the United States. This is a copy  that I made from the microfilm at the Salt Lake City Family History Library.

Martin Kornmeyer Christening 18 Oct. 1811 Boehringen, Baden Germany

Martin Kornmeyer
Christening 18 Oct. 1811
Boehringen, Baden Germany

I have exactly zero language skills. But I understand that this record indicates that Martin who was born on the 18th of October was christened the following day. Martin Kornmeyer, father Philipp Kornmeyer, mother Waldburga Mayer. Having found the birth record for Martin I went browsing for other family members on this same film. In the Kornmeyer listings some were listed as Kornmeier so Philipp (Philippus) Kornmeyer (Kornmeier) and a Nothburger Meyerin (Mayer) have three children. Josephus christened on 29 November 1804, a Joseph christened on 8 January 1807, and Johannes born on 9 July 1810. On a Marriage record for a Katarina Kornmeier to Joseph Uhl 28 April 1824, Katharina’s parents are listed as Philipp Kornmeier and Nothburga Mayer. Then in 1811 Martin is born and the mother is listed as Waldburga Mayer. Philipp and Waldburga go on to have Maria Anna born  2 July 1812, Theresia born 8 Febuary 1813 (died 8 March 1814) Theresia born 9 July 1814 (died 6 August 1814), and Rosa shown born 30 May 1819 ( died 24 Sept. 1843).The next listing was for a Josephus born 8 Jan 1816 to Philipp Kornmeyer and Walburga Nothburga Mayer. Later I found a listing for this Joseph Kornmeier. It is a complete family record.

Joseph Kornmeier Family Record Boehringen, Baden, Germany

Joseph Kornmeier
Family Record
Boehringen, Baden, Germany

Click on image to enlarge. Here we see that Josephs father (Vater) is listed as Philipp Kornmeier, mother (Mutter) is Nothburga Mayer. and date of birth is listed as 8 January 1816.  So at first I thought that Philipp had at least two different wives. But now I think they were all the same person and sometimes she went by her first name and sometimes she went by her middle name. The only spanner in the whole works is the Mayer family listings for Boehringen shows a Nothburga Mayer christened on 23 May 1778 and a Walburga Mayer 22 May 1778. Both parents for these two listings is Joannes Mayer and Maria Ursula Hirlingin. So my question is are Walburga Mayer and Nothburga Mayer one in the same, twins, or just sisters?

Would love to have your comments and thoughts.

From looking back at the possible parents for Philipp I found a Philipp Jacobus Kornmeier christened on 30 April 1777 in Boehringen, Baden, Germany.  Vater was Gregorus Kornmeier and mutter Anastasia Martinin. Now that’s another story for another time.

52 Ancestors ~ #25 Fredrick Joseph Kornmeyer ~ First Generation American

Well I had this blog just about finished and while correcting my horrific spelling I accidently deleted the whole thing, grrrrrr! So here goes, again.

Fredrick Joseph Kornmeyer

Fredrick Joseph Kornmeyer

Fredrick Joseph Kornmeyer was born in 7 July 1867 to Joseph and Josephine (Good) Kornmeyer in Hawkinsville, Oneida county New York. Joseph from an earlier blog was shown as being born in Boehringen, Baden, Germany. Josephine born in New York was the daughter of Lewis P. and Mary (Richards) Good both from France.  Now we should find the family in the 1870 census, but I have had no luck to date. We do have a daughter born Mary Louisa to Joseph and Josephine on 26 December 1871. Unfortunately she dies on 2 May 1872, as shown on findagrave.com in the St John’s Catholic Chrisoton Cemetery, Hawkinsville, New York. The following year on the 19 June 1973 their third child George Lewis is born. Now the story I was told is that Joseph was working on the St. Lawrence River, hauling freight on the river with a team of mules or oxen pulling the canal boat along from the towpath. Now the St. Lawrence is quite a distance from Hawkinsville. Closer to their home is the Black River Canal, which can lead into the Erie Canal.

Black River at Hawkinsville, New York http://www.nyroute28.com/towns/boonville.php

Black River at Hawkinsville, New York
http://www.nyroute28.com/towns/boonville.php

That looks like quite a formidable river in winter. I wonder if he could have been working along the towpath on the Black River Canal, when he fell into the river and came down with pneumonia? Subsequently Joseph died from pneumonia on 13 October 1873.  Now George was only 4 mos. old and Fredrick was  just 6 when they lose their father.

The next piece of evidence in this story for Fredrick is found on findagrave.com, in that same cemetery where Mary Louisa Kornmeyer is buried. We find this stone for George. I personally can not read the date and I have not as yet visited this cemetery but it is indexed with a death year of 1874. Could it actually be 1884?

George Lewis Kornmeyer son of J & JK Kornmeyer died 28 June 1874 Added by: Joseph Pfeiffer Jr

George Lewis Kornmeyer
son of J & JK Kornmeyer
died 28 June 1874
Added by: Joseph Pfeiffer Jr at findagrave.com

Another three years later Josephine herself gets pneumonia and on 27 August 1877 she too dies. Fredrick is barely 10 years old and both of his parents are gone. The family story is that Fredrick and his brother go and live with a relative of Josephine possibly  a Good.  So, was that George Lewis or was there another brother. Until I can locate Fredrick and whom ever in his family in the 1870 and 1880 census, I can not resolve this.

The family story goes on to tell of Fredrick moving west with the Fred Good family. What year, we can not be sure, but the story continues with  Fredrick as a young man working on two separate cattle drives from Texas to Colorado. It is during one of those cattle drives that he meets Laura Tabler in Great Bend, Kansas.

Laura Tabler

Laura Tabler

On 19 December 1893 Fredrick Joseph Kornmeyer marries Miss Laura Ellen Tabler in Great Bend, Kansas.

Now this is another time I wish the 1890 US census had survived. As it were the first census we have for Fredrick is not until the 1895 Kansas State Census.

1895 Kansas State Census Fairview, Russell county, Kansas

1895 Kansas State Census
Fairview, Russell county, Kansas

In this census for Russell County, Kansas we find Fred Kornmeyer (25 years old) born in New York and having moved from New York to Kansas and  working as a Farmer. Laura (25) born in Kansas. Clarence (6 months old) born in Kansas.  It is known that Clarence was born on 21 October 1894. Notice two doors up is a F.J. Good and family. Could this be the family member that Fredrick came west with? While it shows F.J. Good was born in New York it has him moving to Kansas from California. Hmmm!

So we do find the family in the 1900 census for Fairview, Russell county, Kansas. Fredrick (30) is a Farmer, Laura (30) is shown as born in Missouri, Clarence (5) born in Kansas, Roy (3) born in Kansas, and Howard (6 months)also born in Kansas. We still see the Good family two houses away but F.J. Good is shown as Frank Good in this census.

In 1902 there is the County map for Township 11 South Range 13 West. It shows Waldo, Kansas and highlighted is the Fred Kornmeyer 3/4 section with Frank Good in the section directly south. Also note a CE Tabler has that  remainder of the section where we find Fredrick.

1902 Waldo, Russell County, Kansas

1902 Waldo, Russell County, Kansas

24 May 1903 Wilma Kornmeyer is born in Waldo Kansas to Fredrick and Laura. On 20 December 1908 the couple celebrate the birth of twin girls Alma and Ida. Sadly less then two months later 5 February 1909 Ida dies.

From here until 1936 we have the census proof that Fredrick and Laura continued on working this same farm outside of Waldo, where they raised not only their five children but also cattle, and crops, which would have included alfalfa, corn, and wheat, which Fred faithfully rotated, being the  good farmer.

I am surprised that I have not found them in the 1940 census for they should be either there near Waldo or maybe they have already moved into Luray for Fred would be 73 and hopefully retired from the farm.

Laura (85) dies 30 December 1954 in Luray Kansas and  is buried in Waldo, Kansas. Fredrick (90) dies 24 September 1959 in Luray and is buried along with Laura in Waldo.

52 Ancestors ~ #22 Joseph Kornmeyer

Joseph Kornmeyer (2x great grandfather on my husbands paternal line) was born Dec. 7, 1840 in Baden Germany and christened in Boehringen, on Aug 27, 1840. His parents were Martin and Maria Ursula (Uhl) Kornmeyer. Joseph was part of generations of Kornmeyers that are listed in the Catholic Church there in Boehringen.

Joseph Kornmeyer

Joseph Kornmeyer

Map Boehlringen, Baden, German

Location Map Boehringen, Baden, German

This map shows the town circled in red.

The surrounding country side today is still farmlands. It is about 1 mile to the lake below and less then 6.5 miles to Lake Konstanz. Children born to Martin and Maria where: (1) Therese (1835), (2)Martin (1836), (3)Peter (1838), (4) Joseph, (5) Gabriel (1842), (6) Philipp (1844) and (7) Mathilda (1846).

Joseph was 8 in 1848 when the parish records state that the family left for America. His mother had either just died or died on the trip to Rotterdam, where they boarded the Ship Jane E. Williams, for an average 3 month voyage to New York, arriving on October 7, 1850. Wow two years to go from Baden Germany to New York. What hardships did they have on their travels? Were the docks swarming with travelers for the gold fields in California? Was there a lot of illness around them?  I would think that was quite the adventure for a 10 year old boy. I wonder if he was sorry they were leaving everything familiar for the hope of a better life in America?  From my own experience of moving when I was ten, I was quite angry  for several years, and we only moved about 200 miles.

Immigrant Ship

Immigrant Ship

 

In the 1860 Census for Boonville, New York we find Joseph (19) listed as a farmer the same as his father and the other members of the family. His father has married Rosa Jackle and  Joseph has a new sister listed as Amelia (11) born in New York and a new brother John (5) born in New York. The age for Amelia is probably off as is Phillip’s age which is also listed as 11 and he should be 16 while I would hazard a guess that Amelia is barely 10.

1860 US Census Boonville, New York

1860 US Census
Boonville, New York

In the 1870 census Joseph would be 30. But I have been unable to locate him He married Josephine Isabella Good  in 1868.

Josephine Isabella (Good) Kornmeyer

Josephine Isabella (Good) Kornmeyer

They had three children only one lived to raise a family of their own. Fredrick Joseph Kornmeyer was born July 7, 1869 in Hawkinsville, New York, Mary Louisa was born December 26  1871 and died a little over 4 mos. later on May 2, 1872.

 

Mary Louise Kornmeyer Daughter of Joseph and Josephine Kornmeyer source: Find a Grave photo by Joseph Pfeiffer Jr.

Mary Louise Kornmeyer
Daughter of Joseph and Josephine Kornmeyer
source: Find a Grave
photo by Joseph Pfeiffer Jr.

 

 

 

 

Their third child George Lewis Kornmeyer was born  19 June 1873.

Four months later Joseph Kornmeyer died  at 33 years of age on 13 October 1873.

Joseph Kornmeyer source: Find a Grave photo by Joseph Pfeiffer Jr.

Joseph Kornmeyer
source: Find a Grave
photo by Joseph Pfeiffer Jr.

 

 

 

His son George dies the following year on 28 June, 1874,

George L. Kornmeyer son of J & JL Kornmeyer source: Find a Grave photo by Joseph Pfeiffer Jr.

George L. Kornmeyer
son of J & JL Kornmeyer
source: Find a Grave
photo by Joseph Pfeiffer Jr.

 

and Josephine died three years later, 27 August 1877.

 

 

 

 

52 Ancestors – #18 Martin Kornmeyer – Original Immigrant

Tonight I thought I would work on my husbands line. The Kornmeyer family. My husband has been very accommodating with my interest in genealogy so I want to give a little back by highlighting Martin Kornmeyer the first of his line to immigrate to the United States.
Martin was born in Boehringen, Konstanz, Baden, Germany to Philipp and Waldburga (Meyer) Kornmeyer 18 Oct. 1811 as recorded in the Local Parish Book

Boehringen Germany Record Book

Boehringen Germany Record Book

It was very exciting for me when I found this film in Salt Lake City Family History Library back in 2005. It shows the mothers maiden name.

Martin Kornmier

Martin Kornmeyer

Since I do not read or write German, while looking through the films I had this cheat sheet to help with locating the records I was looking for.

Research Guide - German

Research Guide – German

Martin was one of 5 children I found born to Philipp and Waldburga. Of those 5 I only found 2 living to adulthood, Martin and  a brother Joseph born Jan 8, 1816 and who died Aug. 30, 1878.

In  Germany Martin marries Maria Ursala Uhl on May 20, 1833.  They have 7 children: Theresa born 1835, Martin b. 1836, Peter b. 1838, Joseph b. 1840, Gabriel b. 1842, Philipp b. 1844, and Mathida b. 1846.

The Boehringen accounts show that the Martin Kornmeyer family left for America in 1848. They Arrive in New York Oct. 7, 1850 on the Jane E. Williams out of Rotterdam.

Partial Passenger List Jane E. Williams out of Rotterdam

Partial Passenger List
Jane E. Williams
out of Rotterdam

Listed#24 Martin Kornmeyer, 38, M, Farmer, from Baden; Rosa Jackle, 28, F, from Baden; Theresa Kornmeyer, 15, F, from Baden; Martin Kornmeyer, 14, M, from Baden;Peter Kornmeyer, 10, M, from Baden; Jos. Kornmeyer, 10, M, from Baden; Gabriel Kornmeyer, 8, M, from Baden; Philipp Kornmeyer, 6, M, from Baden; Mathilda Kornmeyer, 4, F, from Baden. Maria Ursula is not included and there is no mention of her death on board during the sailing. It also took them two years to travel from Boehringen to New York. I looked for her death online in Germany and in the Netherlands  but have been unable to locate where and when she dies.

The first Census I have for Martins family in is the 1860 US Census.

1860 US Census Boonville, New York

1860 US Census
Boonville, New York

Here we see Martin Corneyer (49) a farmer born in Baden with a wife (40) also born in Baden, Teressa (23) born in Baden, Martin (24) b. Baden, Peter (23) b. Baden, Joseph (19) b. Baden, Phillip (11) b. Baden, Amelia (11) b. New York, and John (5) b. New York.

1875 New York State Census

1875 New York State Census

In the 1875 New York State Census we find Martin Kornmeyer (64)  born in Germany listed as a Farmer, a naturalized citizen his wife Rosa (54) also born in Germany, John (20) their son born in Oneida, Amelia (22) Daughter born in Oneida, Frank (14) son born in Oneida, and Anna B. (7) Grand daughter born in Oneida.

the 1880 US Census also shows the family in Boonville, Oneida County, New York

1880 US Census Boonville, New York

1880 US Census
Boonville, New York

Listed is Martin Kornmeyer (69)  a naturalized citizen still a farmer b. Baden as were both parents, his wife Rosa (59) Keeping House b. Baden as were both of her parents. Next we have Frank (19) son a Laborer b. New York and both parent b. Baden, Anna (13) neice at home born in New York and both of her parents b. Baden, John (7) grandson b. New York father listed b. Baden, mother b. New York.

Martin Kornmeyer dies 27 September 1882 in Hawkinsville New York  at 71 years of age.

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