Subject:Re: Vierling/Bierling 1500's Mosbach, Baden
Post Date:October 13, 2012 at 08:26:31
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Dana, thank you for contacting me. I have not done much with the Vierling line (my husband's family) for a long time, so I don't have much to share with you, but I would appreciate any information you have on the descendants of Geroge K. Vierling, the man who immigrated from Germany. First, I have seen his middle name as Kaspar and as Kastant, and I don't know which is correct. Second, his wife was not Georgeanna but Indiana Price, daughter of Wilson Price. Wilson Price was married to either May Williams or Mary Ann Denning or perhaps both. I believe May was Indiana's mother. George William Vierling (Jr.)was married at least twice. His wife Evelyn game him Katie, Vera, Evelyn, August, George W., Mary, Joseph and Charles. There were also three children who died in infancy. His wife other wife was Louvinia who gave him Vivian Mae "Mamie" and Gladys. Louvinia was married a total of five times, the longest to a man named Fayard. I hope you are able to trace the family back to Germany. All I know is that George came to America before the Civil War with one or two brothers and a sister. They landed in New York from Hamburg, Germany. George was fluent in several languages (5 to 7) but he could not find a job in his profession of horticulture, so he took a job as interpreter in the Federal Court in Biloxi where immigrants coming through the port of Gulfport were processed. He was also a carpenter, cabinet maker, and woodcarver. He worked at Beauvoir for Jefferson Davis. There he designed and created gardens, did furniture repair, and made cabinets of cypress that were---at least before Hurricane Katrina---still there. His great-grandson W. L. "Bill" Vierling lived in Biloxi (as late as 2000) and had a good deal of information about him. I don't know if he is still living.