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Re: Smyser/Schmeiser Family Reunion 2004
Posted by: Jim Smyser (ID *****0943) Date: July 31, 2003 at 23:03:51
In Reply to: Re: Smyser/Schmeiser Family Reunion 2004 by Laurence Smiser of 636

I think that probate document is a forgery or suspect at best. Here is why:

Martin Schmeisser was a second officer in command under Frederick V and was *mortally* wounded at the battle of Wurtemburg. His last words were "Though all the world is lost, I stand firm in my faith." (From Mentzel's "History of German Warriors"). Martin was a devoted Luthern.

His widow Anna Barbara emigrated to America with her children Mathis, George and Margaret to start a new life. She probably came in the company of her future husband. It was Martin's death that lead to their emigration to America. She was already a widow for over a year before coming to america.

Regards,

Jim


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