Posted By:John Reeb
Subject:Re: George P Reeb
Post Date:May 18, 2006 at 15:43:05
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The name may well have been Miesmer rather than Weisemer. It has been a long time since I did any research in any German records but I do remember that often the M and W were difficult to determine which was which due to the type of penmanship etc. Also, as I mentioned I show no source references in my data for this so to me that is an indication that I simply recorded it as I had received it from another researcher in order to check it out. In fact, one reason for that was I had received some data from that person and often found erors. However, evidently I never got around to proving it one way or other and I admit I lost interest after learning that it was doubtful of any relationship existing to my ancestry.

Did your Caroline Reeb's daughter come to the U.S. married or single. I do not have the marriage record for Caroline and therefore I do not know what her daughter's maiden or married name was. Was she here by 1900? If so I would suggest that you check the year of immigration given in the 1900 census and use that as an approximate of the year she immigrated. Then depending when it was ... you may possibly be able to find it in the Germans to America series which is a fairly large series of volumes available in good Genealogical Libraries. I do know that the Germans to America Series is available in the Sutro Library in San Francisco but not certain when I will be going there. I have relocated to Alameda. However, if you will provide me with some more details as to daughters name and birthdate or age and where I might find her in census in what years etc. then I might be able to help you further. I did make a lot of copies of pages from the Germans to America series of the lists where I found the Reeb name. With enough details I might find her on them or if not I can look for the information the next trip to Sutro or to the local FHC.

John V. Reeb