Discovering Another Immigrating Ancestor

 

 

 

Of the eleven children in my twice great grandfather’s family, eight of them immigrated to the United States. Also, one grandchild and after Diedrich Förtmeier’s death, so did his wife, Ilsa Dorothea Georges, my twice great grandmother.

 

 

http://www.online-ofb.de/male.gifDiedrich Friedrich Wilhelm FöRTMEIER 
b. 21.02.1798 in Loccum
d. 24.05.1861 in Bohnhorst

Bemerkungen:(notes)

Konfession: EV   (Confession)                                                          Immigrated to Cincinnati
geboren: ?      (born)                                                                         Stayed in Germany
Alter: 63J        (older)                                                                        Destination Unknown
gestorben: ?   (died)                                                                         Immigrated to Louisville
begraben: 29.05.1861 in Lavelsloh (buried)
Beruf: Schullehrer (Job: Teacher)

 

Familien (families)

Kinder (children)

1.Ehegatte:
(1st spouse)

http://www.online-ofb.de/female.gifIlse Dorothea GEORGES
b. 1800 in Negenborn
d. 1864  in  Cincinnati

http://www.online-ofb.de/female.gifDorothee Luise FöRTMEIER                 b. 1826 in Essern  d. 1881
http://www.online-ofb.de/female.gifLouise Mathilde FöRTMEIER                b. 1828 in Essern, d. 1854
http://www.online-ofb.de/male.gifGeorg Eduard FöRTMEIER                   b. 1830 in Essern 
http://www.online-ofb.de/male.gifWilhelm Adolph FöRTMEIER                b. 1832 in Essern  d. 1893
http://www.online-ofb.de/male.gifCarl Wilhelm FöRTMEIER                      b. 1834 in Essern  d. 1907
http://www.online-ofb.de/female.gifEmma Louise Bertha FöRTMEIER        b. 1837 in Bohnhorst d. 1894
http://www.online-ofb.de/female.gifFriederike Bertha FöRTMEIER              b. 1839 in Bohnhorst d. 1904
http://www.online-ofb.de/male.gifCarl Heinrich FöRTMEIER                     b. 1841 in Bohnhorst d. 1912
http://www.online-ofb.de/female.gifAnne Caroline Sophie FöRTMEIER      b. 1843 in Bohnhorst, d. 1843
http://www.online-ofb.de/female.gifLouise Friederike FöRTMEIER              b. 1844 in Bohnhorst, d. 1847
http://www.online-ofb.de/male.gifCarl Louis FöRTMEIER                          b. 1849 in Bohnhorst, d. 1914

 

Bemerkungen:(notes)

Eltern (parents)

Geschwister (siblings)

Vater:
(father)

http://www.online-ofb.de/male.gifJohann Friedrich FöRTMEIER
b. 1775 in Loccum

Keine Geschwister gefunden!
(No siblings found!)                        My thrice great grandfather

                                                       and grandmother…

Also Immigrated to Cincinnati:

Georg Heinrich FöRTMEIER b. 1850 d. 1877 Died of TB

Georg was the illegitimate son of Dorothee Luise FöRTMEIER

Mutter:
(mother)

http://www.online-ofb.de/female.gifCatharine Elisabeth MELL
b. 1779 in Loccum
d. 1854 in Bohnhorst

 

 

 


              

http://www.online-ofb.de/female.gifDorothee Luise FöRTMEIER              m. Johann Adam Pfannmoeller 1855 in Louisville

              Dorothee Luise FöRTMEIER                
http://www.online-ofb.de/female.gifLouise Mathilde FöRTMEIER             m. Unknown and stayed in Bohnhorst, Germany d. 1854 at 26 years old  

 

 http://www.online-ofb.de/male.gifGeorg Eduard FöRTMEIER                b. 1830 in Essern  (drops off radar completely)

                   

http://www.online-ofb.de/male.gifWilhelm Adolph FöRTMEIER             m1. Elizabeth Kirchoff   m2. Clara Konnersman  in Cincinnati         

http://www.online-ofb.de/male.gifCarl Wilhelm FöRTMEIER                   m. Emily Catherine “Amelia” Bultman in Cincinnati (William Charles Foertmeyer)

http://www.online-ofb.de/female.gifEmma Louise Bertha FöRTMEIER     m. Stephan Wagner in Cincinnati        

http://www.online-ofb.de/female.gifFriederike Bertha FöRTMEIER           m. Hermann Reum in Cincinnati (pronounced roym)           

http://www.online-ofb.de/male.gifCarl Heinrich FöRTMEIER                  m. Rosa Rentz in Cincinnati                 

http://www.online-ofb.de/female.gifAnne Caroline Sophie FöRTMEIER     d. in infancy or stillborn 1843

http://www.online-ofb.de/female.gifLouise Friederike FöRTMEIER             d.a child 1844-1847


http://www.online-ofb.de/male.gifCarl Louis FöRTMEIER                       m. Marie S. Mente in Cincinnati (these are my great grandparents)

                

 

 

Olbers

Hammonia

 

 

Dorothea and Emma arrived in New Orleans  in 1851 on the Olbers.

Carl and Bertha arrived in 1856 on the President Smidt.

Adolph, Doris, Georg, and Louis arrived 1861 on the Hammonia.

 

What's this mean? George was born to Dorothea in 1850. In 1851 Dorothea went to America without her baby Georg. She must have left him with Doris (his grandmother) to raise.

 

Strange... When Georg did come in 1861 Dorothea was already married to Johann Pfannmoeller (1855) and living in Louisville. Emma, who had traveled with her, married Stephan Wagner in 1860. The 1870 census shows Georg living with Louis and Emil Mente in Emma's home in Cincinnati. Georg was now 20. Georg died in 1877 from TB after his wife gave birth to Lillian Foertmeyer in 1876. We can

surmise then that he married between 1870 and 1876. Prior to 1864 Georg probably stayed with his grandmother Doris. She passed in 1864.

 

This begs the question, why wasn't he reunited with his mother in Louisville?