I have a question about the following relative, Gustave Pagenstecher. It is our belief that he had an affair with Mathilde Christina Ostermayer in Texas which resulted in a child named Gustave A. Wiegand (assumed the Mathilde's husband's last name), b. 1893 in Galveston, TX. Gustave named his daughter, Ruth Pagenstecher Wiegand, born. 1915 in San Antonio, TX.
I have listed the genealogy below.
Do you or your family have any information about this story? Texas does not have a birth certificate for Gustave Wiegand.
Dr. Gustave Louis Joseph Pagenstecher, b. 2 Oct 1855 in Haiti, m. Marie Stella Blain on 30 May 1882, and d. in Mexico City, Mexico on 26 Dec 1942. She was born on 10 Oct 1862 in Haiti and died in Mexico City on 1 Oct 1954. Their parents were the German and French consuls in Haiti, respectively.
There is documentation on line of both of them traveling to Texas. He had 3 siblings, Ludovic (returned to Hamburg, Germany), Emma (married name Benohr), and Jeanne Marie (married name Dutton), both of whom stayed in Haiti.
Gustave's father was Rudolf Ludwig Pagenstecher, b. 31 Dec 1822, Osnabruck, Prussia and died on 5 Jul 1875 in Haiti. He was Consul to His Majesty of Prussia in Haiti. He married Marie Claire Julliette de Joie on 22 Oct 1847. She was born 9 Nov 1826 in Haiti and died 23 Feb 1883 in Haiti. Her mother, Bonne Appoline Warlock, was an American citizen from Philadelphia. Her father, Thimoleon de Joie was born in Haiti in 1800, married Bonne in 1820, and died on 10 Jun 1865 in Haiti.
Rudolf Pagenstecher's father was Johann Joachim Ludwig Pagenstecher, b. 26 Dec 1780 in Onasbruck, Germany (or Prussia), m. Marie Sophie Louise Boze on 8 Jan 1818. She was born 25 May 1798 in Curacoa, Antilles, Neerlandaises and died 30 Sept 1867 in Onasbruck, Germany.
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