Posted By:Jeffery Meiring
Subject:Joseph & Catherine MEIRING death certs. & graves?
Post Date:September 24, 2007 at 22:01:16
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Forum:Vigo County, IN Genealogy Forum
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Looking for the death certificates and graves of Joseph MEIRING (b. abt. 1804 Prussia) and Catherine Sehon MEIRING (b. abt. 1810 Hannover, Germany). They are my g/g/grandparents. In about 1873, Joseph and Catherine Meiring moved with their daughter and son-in-law William and Elizabeth Meiring Schmiemann from Ohio to Indiana. According to the death records of the Schmiemannís eldest daughter, Catherine Mary Schmiemann, she was born in Terre Haute, Vigo Co., Indiana, therefore, they apparently stayed in Terre Haute for a period of time. Then according to the 1880 Fed. Census, the Schmiemannís lived in Bigger Twp., Jennings Co., Indiana. However, only the father Joseph Meiring, age 75, was recorded living in the household at the time. Apparently, Catherine had passed away between 1873, when the family moved to Indiana, and 1880, when the census was taken. The family eventually moved to Kansas in about 1886 without the father. It is assumed, therefore, that both Joseph and Catherine Meiring died in Indiana and are both buried somewhere in Indiana. Is it possible that Catherine Meiring passed away in Vigo County? Or, perhaps the Jennings County area before the 1880 census? It is known that Joseph Meiring had children living in and around Jennings, Ripley and Jefferson Counties by the 1880 census. Also, the Schmiemannís lived down the road from sister and brother-in-law Nicholas and Theresa Meiring Stark in Bigger Twp., according to the 1880 census. Could Joseph Meiring be buried in Jennings County? Thank you for your help!