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Arthur Carl Wilhelm Gustav Anton Archibald VON MEERSCHEIDT-VON HUELLESSEM

Male 1827 - 1887  (59 years)


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  • Name Arthur Carl Wilhelm Gustav Anton Archibald VON MEERSCHEIDT-VON HUELLESSEM 
    Birth 16 Apr 1827  Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As Arthur MEERSCHEIDT 
    Also Known As Otto 
    Immigration 2 Jan 1850  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • aboard the “Ohio”
    Census 2 Sep 1850  Fayette County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • in the Carl von Rosenberg household
    Census 27 Jun 1860  Fayette County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • P.O. Round Top
    Census 23 Jun 1870  La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1 Jun 1880  La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Religion Lutheran 
    Occupation Laborer, Farmer, Postmaster 
    Death 7 Apr 1887  Boerne, Kendall, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Burial 9 Apr 1887  Old La Grange City Cemetery, La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    Person ID I2813  Dyal and Speckels
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2020 

    Father Carl Louis Gerhard VON MEERSCHEIDT-VON HUELLESSEM,   b. 12 Jun 1793, Berlin, Brandenburg, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 25 Apr 1829 (Age 35 years) 
    Mother Louise VON GIRSEWALD 
    Marriage 1825  [8
    Family ID F37046  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Amanda Karoline VON ROSENBERG,   b. 15 Jun 1832, Memel, Memel, Preußen, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 29 Aug 1911, La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 79 years) 
    Marriage 9 Nov 1850  Fayette County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • by F. Ernst, J. P.
    Children 
     1. MEERSCHEIDT,   b. 27 Aug 1851, Nassau, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 27 Aug 1851, Nassau, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 0 years)
    +2. Alexander MEERSCHEIDT,   b. 3 Jan 1853, Nassau, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 12 May 1921, Seattle, King, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 68 years)
    +3. Louise MEERSCHEIDT,   b. 25 Jan 1855, Nassau, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 26 Feb 1927, La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 72 years)
    +4. Paul MEERSCHEIDT,   b. 10 Feb 1856, Nassau, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 23 Oct 1933, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 77 years)
     5. Emma MEERSCHEIDT,   b. 19 Apr 1858, Nassau, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1 Oct 1861, Nassau, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 3 years)
    +6. Max MEERSCHEIDT,   b. 10 Feb 1860, Nassau, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 24 Mar 1920, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 60 years)
     7. Arthur MEERSCHEIDT,   b. 9 Oct 1862, Nassau, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 14 Sep 1867 (Age 4 years)
     8. Gerhard MEERSCHEIDT,   b. 2 Feb 1864, Nassau, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Jun 1864, Nassau, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 0 years)
    +9. Anna MEERSCHEIDT,   b. 2 Aug 1865, Nassau, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 29 Sep 1895, La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 30 years)
     10. Lina MEERSCHEIDT,   b. 8 Sep 1868, Nassau, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 24 Aug 1869, La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 0 years)
     11. Walter MEERSCHEIDT,   b. 8 Sep 1868, Nassau, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 24 Sep 1869, La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 1 year)
     12. Otto MEERSCHEIDT,   b. 21 Jan 1871, Round Top, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 2 Sep 1939, Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 68 years)
     13. Martha Caroline MEERSCHEIDT,   b. 24 Jan 1875, La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 28 Jun 1945, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 70 years)
    Family ID F918  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 9 Jun 2007 

  • Headstones
    Meerscheidt v. Huellessem
    Meerscheidt v. Huellessem
    Meerscheidt v. Huellessem, Arthur
    Meerscheidt v. Huellessem, Arthur
    Inscription: In Memory of Arthur Meerscheidt v. Huellessem Born April 16, 1827 in Braunschweig, Germany Died April 7, 1887 in Boerne, Texas

  • Notes 
    • Arthur Meerscheidt’s given name was Arthur Carl Wilhelm Gustav Anton Archibald von Meerscheidt-von Huellessem. He was educated in Braunschweig. At sixteen years of age he became a cadet in Prince Wasa’s Hungarian regiment and age nineteen became an officer in the Hungarian army. He was wounded while fighting as a revolutionary at Czegedin. After recovering from his wound, he traveled down the Danube en route to Constantinople when he was captured by Serbians. He was spared by a friendly Hungarian and was allowed to continue his journey. He then returned home to Germany where he attempted to join the army of Schleswig-Holstein, at his mother’s bidding. However, the war that army was in had ended. Shortly after he sailed for the United States.

      He arrived at the Port of New Orleans, Louisiana aboard the “Ohio” on 2 Jan 1850. From there he met an acquaintance, a man named Jenski, who was from near Nassau in northern Fayette County, Texas. Arthur settled in that area and became a farmer and family man. He later became a merchant in nearby Round Top before moving to La Grange in 1874. There he was appointed Postmaster, in which office he remained until his death. He took a trip west because of ill health, but saw little improvement. He died in Boerne, Texas due to a heart ailment. [2, 10]

  • Sources 
    1. [S77] conducted by Robert C. Barritt, Headstone survey.

    2. [S310] National Archives, Washington, D.C., Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Orleans, Louisiana, 1820-1902.

    3. [S8] United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Seventh Census of the United States, 1850, Fayette County, Texas, p. 193.

    4. [S9] United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Eighth Census of the United States, 1860, Fayette County, Texas, p. 283.

    5. [S10] United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, Fayette County, Texas, p. 508, line 2.

    6. [S11] United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, Fayette County, Texas, ED 55, p. 2.

    7. [S370] ed., Alma von Rosenberg Tomlinson, The von Rosenberg Family of Texas, (Toepperwein Publishing Co. (Boerne, TX, 1949); reprint: Nortex Press (n.p., 1986)), p 113.

    8. [S3605] Neale Rabensburg, Re: Meerscheidt Ancestry.

    9. [S248] Fayette County, Texas, Marriage Records, Vol. B, p. 17.

    10. [S370] ed., Alma von Rosenberg Tomlinson, The von Rosenberg Family of Texas, (Toepperwein Publishing Co. (Boerne, TX, 1949); reprint: Nortex Press (n.p., 1986)), p. 114.