Mercydorf
in Banat, founded in 1734 & remained a German Banat village until 1988

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Gier & Kern

Families of Mercydorf

of Cathy RotherGert Fresenburg geb. Gier

This is the only information we have on our paternal grandfather. 

Peter Gier was born 10 March 1861 in Mercydorf - died on 27 September 1924 in St. Louis, Mo.  Son of Georg Gier and Katharina Kern.  We were told he was in a orphanage.

Peter married 27 January 1885 Mercydorf to Katharina Hummel b. 20 Aug 1866 Sackelhausen - d. 20 Feb 1942 St. Louis, MO, USA. [Her parents were ] Tv. Peter Hummel * 17 February 1838 & Katharina Gotz-Goetz *

[They were] Married: 27 January 1885 in Sackelhausen

Photograph from the collection of
Gertrude Fresenburg, nee Gier.

Peter Gier sitting: and Katharina Hummel sitting:
Cathy's mother, Catherine: sitting front row - center.

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[Issue:]

  1. Peter * 28 December 1885 Sac. + 1899 Sackelhausen

  2. Anna * 31 December 1887 Sac. + 31 March 1961 in St. Louis, Mo. oo 5 May 1906 Andrew Goetz Sac. St. Louis, Mo. Andrew * 14 November 1882 Sac. +17, October 1954 St. Louis, Mo.

  3. Gertrude * 8 June 1890 Sac. + 27 February 1983 St. Louis, Mo. oo 8 August 1908 Nicolaus Staudt Johannesfeld St. Louis, Mo.   Later divorced and they re-married in 1930   Nicolaus * 9 December 1886 Johannesfeld + 9 December 1959 St. Louis, Mo.

  4. John (my dad) * 30 November 1891 Sac. + 11 May 1973 St. Louis, Mo. oo 16 June 1917 Elisabeth Molitor Billed St. Louis, Mo. Elisabeth * 4 August 1896 Billed + 3 July 1944 St. Louis, Mo. Tv. Joseph Molitor & Elisabeth Klein Billed (Triple wedding)

  5. Jacob * 26 November 1893 Sac. + 27 February 1948 St. Louis, Mo   oo 16 June 1917 Barbara Tettamble-(Detample) St. Louis, Mo.   Barbara * 4 November 1896 Sackelhausen + 26 May 1972 St. Louis, Mo. Tv. Johann Tettamble & Barbara Kiefer Sack. (Triple wedding)

  6. Andrew * 21 April 1895 Sackelhausen + 21 September 1909 age 14 while in St. Louis, Mo.

  7. Katherine * 26 December 1898 Sackelhausen + 14 July 1966 St. Louis, Mo. oo 16 June 1917 Frank Brandt St. Louis, Mo. Frank * 24 April 1896 + 9 April 1962 St. Louis, MO.   Sv Matthias Brandt & Margaretha Senscer (Triple wedding)

  8. Catherine * 13 November 1902 Sackelhausen + 1 February 1975 St. Louis, Mo.   oo 7 August 1920 Philip Martini St. Louis, Mo.   Philip * 25 May 1895 Kovasci + 29 September 1967 St. Louis, Mo. Tv. Michael Martini & Theresia Senser

  9. George (twin) * 21 August 1905 Sackelhausen + 25 September 1947 St. Louis, Mo.   oo 12 May 1928 Susan Batsch St. Louis, Mo.   Susan * 8 July 1906 in Ciacoua + 10 November 2001 St. Louis, Mo.   Tv. Matthew Batsch & Barbara Oesterling

  10. Andrew (twin) * 21 August 1905 Sackelhausen + 1905 Sackelhausen

  11. Peter (twin) * 24 February 1909 St. Louis, MO. + 1 May 1909 St. Louis, Mo.

  12. Joseph (twin) * 24 February 1909 St. Louis, Mo. + 15 June 1909 St. Louis, Mo.

 

 Contact Researchers:

Cathy RotherGert Fresenburg

2003-07 Cathy Rother & Gert Fresenburg

Last Updated

November 05, 2008

 

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