Posted By:michael menke
Subject:Bernard Mersmann, St. Louis Blacksmith from 1840-1874
Post Date:May 11, 2013 at 14:59:29
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Forum:Missouri Genealogy Forum
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Bernard Mersmann was born about 1808-9 in Prussia. He arrived in St. Louis by 1842, where he married Maria Anna Goldstein May 17 1842 in the Old Cathedral in a Catholic ceremony. According to the marriage record he is the son of Gerhard and Cath. Mersmann. His family is in the 1850-60-70 US Federal census for St. Louis. He had at least 8 children, 2 of whom may have died young; they were christened in the Catholic church. He and his wife are buried in Calvary cemetery. I am seeking any information on his German ancestors and immigration to the US. I have extensive documentation on the family in St. Louis to share.