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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.

 

 

 

 

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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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