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DIRKSMEIER - my MATERNAL LINE - mother's -> father's -> father's -> father

  • Carl Heinrich DIRKSMEIER,was born in Brochterbeck, Kreis Steinfurt, Prussia (1828). He immigrated to Boston on his 25th birthday. Carl married 3 times and fathered 6 children. He was an active member of the Holy Trinity Church of Boston. Carl filed a declaration of Intent to be come an American citizen in 1853.
  • Collateral surnames in this line are BOOK, LUENNIMEIER,OSTERHAUS, STERNEMANN, WHALEN WIEMAN
    • Carl Dirksmeier (1821-1881)
    • Mary Ann Hermerler (est. 1821 -1852)
      • Mary Louise Dirksmeier (est 1850 - > married John Christian Wieman
    • Mary Elisabeth Osterhaus (1832-1855)
      • Clemens Dirksmeier
      • Henry Charles Plumer (1856 - 1940) married Marie Sophie Muller
      • Charles Henry Dirksmeier
      • Anna Maria Dirksmeier - died in infancy
      • Mary Dirksmeier married John Whalen
  • In 2000, the family went back to Brochterbeck to visit the family homestead


MULLER - my MATERNAL LINE - mother's -> father's -> mother's -> father

Jacques Muller immigrated to America shortly after his youngest daughter was born. His wife and 4 daughters joined him a couple of years later. They settled in Boston where Jacques opened up a Florist shop on Broadway Street. Jacques brought with him a percusion cap rifle and a branding iron. These 2 ancestral heirlooms are still found in the possesion of Jacques' eldest daughter's descendants.

Jacques was said to be a loyal French resistor. He received a certificate of good conduct from the French army in February of 1857. Oral history states the main reason Jacques fled to America was to ensure that his rifle did fall into German hands and be used against his beloved country.



PLUMER - my MATERNAL LINE - mother's -> father's -> father's -> mother



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