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Alexander MEERSCHEIDT

Alexander MEERSCHEIDT

Male 1853 - 1921  (68 years)

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  • Name Alexander MEERSCHEIDT 
    Born 3 Jan 1853  Nassau, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • 1900 census: Jan 1854
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As Axel 
    Census 27 Jun 1860  Fayette County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • P.O. Round Top
    Census 23 Jun 1870  La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1 Jun 1880  La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • with his parents
    Census 9 Jun 1900  San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Houston St.
    Residence 21 Mar 1904  San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 25 Apr 1910  Seattle, King, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • 3614 East John St.
    Residence Jan 1920: 5214 12th Ave. N.E., Seattle, King, Washington 
    Residence 24 Mar 1920  Seattle, King, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Occupation Lawyer 
    Occupation Real Estate Agent 
    Died 12 May 1921  Seattle, King, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I2909  Dyal and Speckels
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2015 

    Father Arthur Carl Wilhelm Gustav Anton Archibald VON MEERSCHEIDT-VON HUELLESSEM,   b. 16 Apr 1827, Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1887, Boerne, Kendall, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Amanda Karoline VON ROSENBERG,   b. 15 Jun 1832, Memel, Memel, Preußen, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1911, La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 9 Nov 1850  Fayette County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • by F. Ernst, J. P.
    Family ID F918  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lillian KOERBER,   b. 16 Jun 1858,   d. 18 Jan 1878  (Age 19 years) 
    Married Jul 1877  Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F954  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Olga REMER,   b. 4 Feb 1864, New Braunfels, Comal, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1931, Seattle, King, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 16 Feb 1881  New Braunfels, Comal, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    • by T. G. Muelder
    Children 
     1. Arthur Remer MEERSCHEIDT,   b. 22 Jan 1882, La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1914, Seattle, King, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     2. Carl Julius MEERSCHEIDT,   b. 28 Sep 1883,   d. 9 Feb 1884  (Age 0 years)
     3. Lilly MEERSCHEIDT,   b. 18 Nov 1884,   d. 25 Nov 1884  (Age 0 years)
    +4. Beulah Anna MEERSCHEIDT,   b. 20 Aug 1887, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1958, Aberdeen, Grays Harbor, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     5. Emita Carola MEERSCHEIDT,   b. 7 Jul 1891, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1968, Seattle, King, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +6. Erna Dora MEERSCHEIDT,   b. 24 Jul 1893, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1989, Seattle, King, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
    +7. Ilma Ottonie Martha MEERSCHEIDT,   b. 2 Oct 1902, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1979, Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Photos
    Axel Meerscheidt family
    Axel Meerscheidt family
    Last Modified 8 May 2007 
    Family ID F1000  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Jan 1853 - Nassau, Fayette, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 27 Jun 1860 - Fayette County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 23 Jun 1870 - La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Jul 1877 - Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Jun 1880 - La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Feb 1881 - New Braunfels, Comal, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 9 Jun 1900 - San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 21 Mar 1904 - San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 25 Apr 1910 - Seattle, King, Washington, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 24 Mar 1920 - Seattle, King, Washington, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 May 1921 - Seattle, King, Washington, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Axel Meerscheidt
    Axel Meerscheidt

  • Notes 
    • At age thirteen “Axel” was sent to live with his aunt and uncle, Emma and Karl Koerber, in Bad-Herzberg, Germany. This would be the first of eleven trips to Germany. It was there that he began his formal education, taking an advanced course in architecture at the University of Hildesheim and taking graduate courses in Paris. It was also in Germany that he married his cousin, Lilly Koerber who had become ill with tuberculosis and had fallen in love with him. Axel was fond of her and grateful to her parents for all of the assistance with his early life, that he married Lilly in July 1877 at Braunschweig. The soon left for the United States, where she died a year later.

      Axel studied law under Judge Teichmuller in La Grange and passed the bar exam. Then he moved to San Antonio where he built a real estate business. He fell in love with Olga Remer of New Braunfels and married her in 1881. They lived twenty-five years in a beautiful home in San Antonio. He became rather successful in the real estate business there, where a residential district was named “Meerscheidt Addition.”

      Axel and Olga also enjoyed an active social calendar. He belong to several clubs, such as the Beethoven Verein and the Casino Whist Club. He loved to travel to Europe, where he would visit his son, Arthur, a chronic invalid who lived with a famous physician. Axel would take his family to Europe for periods up to a year. While he and Olga traveled, the children would study in German private schools.

      In 1906, after his tenth trip to Europe, he moved with his family to Seattle, Washington. He remained in the real estate business, but he also enjoyed political discussions and taking care of his garden, and parties, including the Sunday night suppers on Mercer Island. However, he succumed to a heart ailment in 1921. [13]

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

    2. [S12] Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Bexar County, Texas, ED 88, p. 14A, line 44.

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

    4. [S10] Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Fayette County, Texas, p. 508, line 4.

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

    6. [S971] La Grange Deutsche Zeitung, Thursday, March 31, 1904, p. 5.

    7. [S14] Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, King County, Washington, ED 68, p. 9.

    8. [S13] Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, King County, Washington, ED 89, p. 7B, line 74.

    9. [S1281] San Antonio Evening News, Wednesday, March 24, 1920, p. 11.

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

    11. [S304] Marriage Records, Vol. F, p. 133.

    12. [S370] The von Rosenberg Family of Texas, ed., Alma von Rosenberg Tomlinson, (Toepperwein Publishing Co. (Boerne, TX, 1949); reprint: Nortex Press (n.p., 1986)), p. 116.

    13. [S370] The von Rosenberg Family of Texas, ed., Alma von Rosenberg Tomlinson, (Toepperwein Publishing Co. (Boerne, TX, 1949); reprint: Nortex Press (n.p., 1986)), p. 117.