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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.

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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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