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Notes for Anna Maria German:

The Family of George Meister & Anna Maria German

August 28, 1837 - George Meister married Anna Marie German in Franklin Co., PA

December 19, 1837 - daughter Catharine born in Pennsylvania
July 15, 1839 - daughter Christianna born in Pennsylvania

1840 census Guilford Twp., Franklin Co., PA
Household 433/473 Census taken October 17, 1850.
George Mysters
1 male 20-30 (George. age 22)
1 female 20-30 (Mary, age 21)
2 females under age 5 (Catherine, age 2, & Christine, age 0)
In same town is Philip German, age 30-40, with wife, age 30-40

August 02, 1841 - daughter Margaret born in Pennsylvania
October 24, 1843 - son John born in Pennsylvania
June 22, 1846 - son Hiram born in Pennsylvania
September 13, 1848 - daughter Anna Marie born in Pennsylvania

1850 census Guilford Twp., Franklin Co., PA Page before is stamped 243 and also stamped 122.
Household 433/473 Census taken October 17, 1850.
George Meister, age 32, farmer, b. Germany
Mary, age 31, b. Germany
Catherine, age 12, b. PA
Christine, age 10, b. PA
Margaret, age 8, b. PA
John, age 5, b. PA
Hiram, age 3, b. PA
Mary, age 2, b. PA

May 26, 1851 - son George born in Pennsylvania
January 01, 1854 - son Daniel born in Pennsylvania

Moved from Franklin Co., PA to Carroll Co., IL in April 1856 according to Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Carroll County, Munsell 1913
Center Hill United Brethren Church, Carroll Co., Illinois
The Prairie Advocate, 29 Oct 2003, contained an article announcing the 146th anniversary of the Center Hill Church. The articles states that in 1857 the Bickelhaupt's, George Meister and John P. Fulrath families came to Illinois and settled in the area. Land was bought from John Fulrath and in the spring of 1874 the Schauts and John Patton along with other church members built the church.

June 25, 1858 - daughter Sarah Elizabeth born in in Caroll Co., Illinois

1860 census Carroll Twp., Carroll Co., IL, page 230 July 23, 1860
Household #1717/1586
George Meister, age 45, farmer, b. Darmstadt
Mary, age 44, b. Darmstadt
Hiram, age 14, b. PA
Ann M., age 11, b. PA
George, age 9, b. PA
Daniel, age 7, b. PA
Sarah E., age 2, b. IL

May 19, 1861 - son William born in Caroll Co., Illinois
June 19, 1864 - son Franklin born in Caroll Co., Illinois

1870 census Mt. Carroll, Carroll Co., IL page 23, stamped page 155
Household #161/160
George Meister, age 52, farmer, b. Darmstadt
Mary, age 50, b. Darmstadt
George, age 18, b. PA
Daniel, age 16, b. PA
Elizabeth., age 12, b. IL
William, age 10, b. IL
1878 Carroll, Carroll Co., IL Directory
DANIEL MEISTERS - Lives with father; Sec. 9; Mt. Carroll
G. MEISTERS, Sr., Farmer; S.9; P.O. Mt. Carroll
G. MEISTERS, Jr., Carpenter; Sec.10; P.O. Mt. Carroll

1880 United States Census Mount Carroll, Carroll, Illinois Page Number 508A
Eliza MEISTERS Wife M Female W 21 PA Keeping House GERMANY GERMANY
Howard MEISTERS Son S Male W 1 IL PA PA

Anna Marie German Meister died May 15, 1883 in Caroll Co., Illinois

1900 census Mt. Carroll, Carroll Co., IL page 144A
Household #131/133
John Fulrath, head, Sept 1830, age 69, md 45 yrs, Germany/Germany/Germany, imm 1851, in US 49 yrs, na, farmer
Catherine, wife, Dec 1837, age 62, md 45 yrs, PA/Germany/Germany
George Meister, father-in-law, Sept 1818, age 81, widowed, Germany/Germany/Germany, imm 1837, in US 63 yrs, na

George William Meister died September 24, 1901 in Caroll Co., Illinois
Martin-Ellis Family
Entries: 1893 Updated: Thu May 2 18:18:45 2002 Contact: Gretchen Ellis Martin
ID: I99651725
Name: George William MEISTER
Given Name: George William
Surname: Meister
Sex: M
Birth: 29 Sep 1818 in Hessen Darmstadt,Germany
Death: 24 Sep 1901 in Mt.Carrol,Carrol Co.,Illinois
MARC: 25/28 Aug 1837 Franklin Co. Pennsylvania
Change Date: 8 Mar 2002
Note: Had a stroke
Marriage 1 Anna Maria GERMAN b: 21 Jan 1820 in Hesse Darmstadt,Germany
Married: 28 Aug 1837 in Franklin Co. Pennsylvania
Catherine MEISTER b: 19 Dec 1837 in Franklin Co. Pennsylvania
Anna MEISTER b: 15 Jul 1839 in Franklin Co. Pennsylvania
Margaretha MEISTER b: 2 Aug 1841 in Franklin Co. Pennsylvania
John MEISTER b: 24 Oct 1843 in Franklin Co. Pennsylvania
Hiram A. MEISTER b: 22 Jun 1846 in Franklin Co. Pennsylvania
Mary MEISTER b: 13 Sep 1848 in Franklin Co. Pennsylvania
George Franklin MEISTER b: 26 May 1851 in Franklin Co. Pennsylvania
Daniel MEISTER b: 1 Jan 1854 in Franklin Co. Pennsylvania
Elizabeth MEISTER b: 25 Jun 1858 in Carrol Co.,Illinois
William MEISTER b: 19 May 1861 in Carrol Co.,Illinois
Franklin MEISTER b: 19 Jun 1864 in Carrol Co.,Illinois
The Downing, Bickelhaupt, and Preston Families of Carroll County, Illinois
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ID: I09321
Name: George Meister 1
Sex: M
Birth: 29 SEP 1818 in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany 2
Death: 24 SEP 1901 in Mt. Carroll, Illinois 2
Immigration: Came to America after he became an adult. 3
Occupation: Worked on a canal in Maryland after coming to America, then farmed in Pennsylvania 3
Emigration: APR 1856 Moved from Franklin County, Pennsylvania to Carroll County, Illinois 3
PROP: 40 acres on Section 9, Mt. Carroll Township, Carroll County, Illinois 3

Marriage 1 Anna Maria German b: 21 JAN 1820 in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany
Married: 28 AUG 1837 in Franklin County, Pennsylvania 2
Catherine Meister b: 19 DEC 1837 in Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Ann Meister b: 15 JUL 1839 in Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Margaret Meister b: 2 AUG 1841 in Franklin County, Pennsylvania
John Meister b: 24 OCT 1843 in Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Hiram A. Meister b: 22 JUN 1846 in Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Mary Meister b: 13 SEP 1848 in Franklin County, Pennsylvania
George Franklin Meister b: 26 MAY 1851 in Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Daniel Meister b: 1 JAN 1854 in Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Elizabeth Meister b: 25 JUN 1858 in Carroll County, Illinois
William Meister b: 19 MAY 1861 in Carroll County, Illinois
Franklin Meister b: 19 JUN 1864 in Carroll County, Illinois

Title: 1900 US Federal Census,Mt. Carroll Township, Carroll County, Illinois
Media: Census
Title: Ellis - Martin Families, through
Media: Internet
Title: Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Carroll County, Munsell 1913
Note: This book's official title is Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Carroll County, Illinois. Munsell published other county history books for Illinois counties, and added the same History of Illinois book to them. I have a reprint version (by the Higginson Book Company, Salem, Massachusetts) which has the History of Carroll County, Illinois portion only (not the History of Illinois).
Media: Book