Hallman Family Genealogy Forum
Emilie Lisette Demant was my great grandmother. She was born in Stabeno, Germany. Her parents were Gottlieb Demant & Anna Rumpe. Anna was about 7 years older than Gottleib & was apparently a servant in the Demant household when she got pregnant by Gottlieb. As soon as Emilie was 6 weeks old the family shipped Gottlieb, Anna, & Emilie off to Texas. Gottlieb apparently didn't live too long after they arrived. Anna remarried to a man whose last name was Ringener, but I don't know much about that family. This was pre-1860 Texas & women were scarce. Widows didn't stay unmarried long.
Emilie married Thomas Jefferson Hallman. They had 3 children--Florence Nightingale, who married Oscar W. Hooper & was my grandmother; Arthur, & 'Detty.' I never knew Aunt Detty's actual name. Hallman deserted her for a schoolteacher & eventually moved to Olney, Texas. He & the schoolteacher had a mentally retarded son who died in 1961. Emilie married a widower named August Kopisch & had several children with him.
You can contact me at email@example.com. I'd be interested in knowing about Lisette Emilie. As far as we know, Gottlieb & Anna had only the one child. However, there is a Demant family in Texas to whom were are said to be related.
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