Meyer from Hagen by Osnabrueck

Hi Susan,

These records are abstracted from the records of St. Martinus parish in
Hagen, Kreis Iburg, which is close to Osnabr�ck. The list covers
emigrants from Hagen up to 1868. I don't know what to say about the
discrepancy in birth dates, but I always keep in mind the possibility of
transcription error in abstracts.

When I finally discovered my ancestor in this parish, I was acting on an
educated guess after many years of fruitless research. Sylvia Moehle
then verified his birthdate through emigration records at the State
Archhive in Osnabr�ck. We were planning a visit to Germany shortly
thereafter and were able to search Church records ourselves at the
Diocesan Archives. (Fred mentioned professional researchers, including
Sylvia, in his 30 May message to Mary Koelzer.)

We met, as well, with newly discovered relatives whom I had located
through the phone book, matching names with the area. That was a
wonderful experience, which included their giving me a copy of all the
research I had just spent two days gleaning from the archives - and
much, much more. So-o-o, if you should find that the Meyer mentioned in
the Hagen abstractions is your ancestor it might be worthwhile writing
to the Abkemeyers in the neighborhood. I notice in the phone book that
there are several in Bad Laer, Hilter, Georgsmarienhutte and Bad Iburg -
all nearby.

Hope this helps.

Good luck,

Genealogy wrote:


Thank you so very much for looking that up. I don't think the
Palatinate area contained the Hagen that is by Osnabrueck,
though....there are several Hagens in Germany. I'm afraid I don't know
enough about the various districts at the time to know for sure,

The birthdate is off by several years - my John Christopher was born
January 3, 1803, and the birthdate I have was provided by both his wife
and his son, separately. His age according to the passenger list
matches with the birthdate I have, also.

Oddly, though, the emigration date is almost identical - my John
Christopher Meyer's vessel sailed on May 15, 1837 from Bremen, and he
was Roman Catholic.

Now I don't know what to think!<G>


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