Wilhelm Geldmacher was born 8 Jan 1837 in Waldeck. He was probably born in Adorf. He came to Galveston, TX in 1859 and lived in TX until his death in 1900. He married in 1864 Marie Luise Wilhelmine Schulze of Annaburg, Saxony, Germany. They were married in Fayette County, TX. They had 13 children: Paul, Otto, Karl, Herman, Emma, Ottilie, Minnie, Ida who lived to be adults. They other children died at young ages including Wihelm, Jr., Anna Christina, and three other infants. Any idea who Wilhelm's parents could have been?