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Linda Mimm (Mihm) Hodges
Summer Shade, Kentucky

My paternal gr gr grandmother was Christina MEINERT b. 23 Sept. 1814 in Bruschied, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany. Her parents were Johann Adam MEINERT (1788-1860) and Anna Catharina PETRY (1792-1848).

Christina MEINERT married 26 May 1838 to Heinrich (Henry) GEMMEL b 13 Jan. 1814. They were blessed with 9 children, one of which was Anna "Christina" GEMMEL b. 24 June 1845 and d. 10 Feb. 1922 in Sharpsburg, Pa. She immigrated 9 Apr. 1868 thru Hamburg, Germany.

Anna "Christina" GEMMEL married 1st to Jacob FORSTER (1827/32-1890) and raised 8 children. After Jacob's death, she remarried 13 Sept. 1899 to George ESCHMAN b.13 May 1840 & d. 13 Feb. 1915. One of Jacob & "Christina's" daughters was my grandmother, Mary C. FORSTER b. 16 Sept. 1876 & d. 20 Nov. 1960.

Mary FORSTER married 21 Jan. 1896 to John N. MIMM, b. 4 Feb. 1864 & d. 18 Mar. 1934. John was the son of Joseph MIMM (1830-1876) and Margaretha GANSTER (1839-1910/20). Margaretha was the daughter of John & Catherine GANSTER of Etna, Pa. A son of John & Mary MIMM was my father, Regis George MIMM b. 18 Dec. 1906 & d. 13 July 1964.

Regis married 12 Dec. 1932 to Irene Olga GOLKE b. 22 May 1916 & d. 24 Oct. 1979. On my maternal side, Irene GOLKE's parents were Gustave R. GOLKE b. 13 Jan. 1882 & d. 17 June 1958 and Olga S. HAMMERMEISTER b. 26 May 1886 & d. 19 Sept. 1960. Gustave & Olga married 25 Nov. 1904 and divorced in 1919. Olga remarried first, Felix BLASZKIEWICZ (1877-1938) then Charles P. ARNOLD b. 10 July 1881 & d. 28 Jan. 1966. Olga's father was Samuel HAMMERMEISTER b. 28 Feb. 1864 & d. 23 Mar. 1959 in Germany.

Most of these families are buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Sharpshill, Pa., some without stones. Other internment sites in Allegheny County are Allegheny Cemetery, Jefferson Memorial Park & St. Joseph's Cemetery in Sharpshill, Pa.

LDS Findings

While looking at some print-outs we have from Latter Day Saints, I found a Joannis GEMMEL who married Maria Elisabetha MAYNARTIN (MEINERT?) on 17 Feb. 1789 in Oldenburg. Also found 3 children for them, Maria Margaretha GEMMEL, chr. 22 June 1790, Anna Elisabetha GEMMEL, chr. 22 Nov. 1791, & Joannes GEMMEL, chr. 23 Oct. 1793. Could this be the grand-daughter of Johann Thomas MEINERT who married Eva Elisabeth FEY? The marriage month & year are the same.

Found this on a print-out from LDS: Batch or film #994571 on GEMMEL (Dau. of Johann Nikolaus MEINERT & Elisabetha Catharinae HENN) Maria Elisabetha MEINERT (MAYNARTIN) born Dec. 1765. Married 17-Feb-1789 Oldenburg, Bundenbach to Johannes Thomas GEMMEL born 16 June 1759 Oldenburg.

Possible ch:
1) Maria Margaretha GEMMEL, chr. 22-Jun-1790 Oldenburg
2) Anna Elisabetha GEMMEL, chr. 22-Nov-1791 Oldenburg
3) Joannes GEMMEL, chr. 23-Oct-1793 Oldenburg. Johannes Thomas GEMMEL was the son of Jois Nicolai GEMMEL & Anna Mariae FEY (FEYIN) who married 25-Jly-1758 Oldenburg. Jois N. family group number is 980273.

Cemetery Info

 
St. Mary's Cemetery, Sharpshill, Pa.
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ARTURE, Joseph 1900 - 1971
ARTURE, Mercedes (MIMM) 17 Nov. 1903 - 27 July 1959 Wife of Joseph
ARTURE, Robert F. 17 July 1935 - 25 Jan. 1993 Son
ARTURE, John J. 18 Oct. 1926 - 3 May 1989 Son
ARTURE, Dorothy M. (CUNNINGHAM) 6 June 1926 - 3 Feb. 1998 Wife of John J.

ESCHMAN, Leo J. 9 Dec. 1879 - 4 Aug. 1955
ESCHMAN, Frances C. (FORSTER) 29 Jan. 1887 - 23 May 1983 Wife of Leo J.
ESCHMAN, George 13 May 1840 - 13 Feb. 1915
ESCHMAN, A. Christina (GEMMEL) FORSTER 24 June 1845 - 10 Feb. 1922 Wife of George
FORSTER, Jacob 1832 - 1890 Husband of Christina
FORSTER, George 25 May 1878 - 1961
FORSTER, Dorothy A. (Sellman) 18 July 1877 - 12 Feb. 1958 Wife of George

MIMM, John N. 4 Feb. 1864 - 18 Mar. 1934
MIMM, Mary C. (FORSTER) 16 Sept. 1876 - 20 Nov. 1960 Wife of John N.
MIMM, Joseph 1896 - 1896 Son
MIMM, Charles M. 15 Apr. 1900 - 1901 Son
MIMM, Margaret A. (FARRELL) 28 Nov. 1909 - 25 May 1997 Wife of Regis G.

PETZENHAUSER, John 1887 - 1936
PETZENHAUSER, Elizabeth (FORSTER) 24 Jan. 1884 - 18 Sept. 1958 Wife of John


Allegheny Cemetery
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MIMM, Regis George 18 Dec. 1906 - 13 July 1964 Husband of Irene & Margaret


St. Joseph's Cemetery, Sharpshill, Pa.
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MIMM, Joseph (Mihm) 1824 ? - 7 Sept. 1876 Husband of Margaretha


Jefferson Memorial Park, Pittsburgh, Pa.
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ARNOLD, Olga S. (HAMMERMEISTER) 26 May 1886 - 19 Sep 1960
STEINFELD, Irene (Golke) MIMM 26 May 1916 - 24 Oct 1979
MUDRICH, Helene (Golke) 25 Dec 1905 - 18 Dec 1999 (Aunt)

Duncan Heights Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa.
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HERRERA, Genevieve (GOLKE) 10 Jan. 1912 - 11 July 1935 Wife of Paul


County Farm - Fairmont, W. Va.
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GOLKE, Gustave R. 13 Jan. 1882 - 17 June 1958


My Personal Info:

I am originally from Pittsburgh, PA. As a child, I grew up in Homewood. We lived on McComb St, and I attended Holy Rosary School & Church. I later attended Westinghouse High, but left there in the middle of my Jr. year & graduated from Baldwin High in 1958. I married a soldier from Kentucky, where I now live.

Together with my sister, Audrey MIMM SETTELMAIER, of Verona, PA, we have been collecting family tree information for several years. Our family has spread over the years. Our brother Donald MIMM resides in Calabash, NC; sister, Arlene MIMM HARANCHER lives in Zelienople, PA; and sister, Johanna MIMM PECK relaxes in Spring Hill, Florida.

Below is my tree surname list and I'd love to hear from anyone having any connection with these branches, or any of those listed above. If you would like to share information, please send me E-Mail and I promise to respond!! Hope to hear from you soon.

My E-Mail address: lhodges@scrtc.com

Surname List (all Western Pennsylvania)
FORSTERGANSTERGEMMELMEINERTMIMM GOLKEHAMMERMEISTER


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