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Margaretha Barbara (Hartman) Meisner (abt. 1747)

Margaretha Barbara (Barbara) Meisner formerly Hartman
Born about in Germanymap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married before 1778 in Grimm, Saratov, Russiamap [uncertain]
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] in Grimm, Saratov, Russiamap
Profile last modified | Created 13 Jul 2016
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Biography

Volga German
Barbara (Hartman) Meisner is a Volga German.
Barbara (Hartman) Meisner has German Roots.


Family #41 in the 1798 Grimm census.
Appendix #9 of the 1798 Grimm census.

In The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766, his wife is listed as Margaretha Barbara Risch, daughter of Johann Michael Risch. [1]

In the 1775 census, Johann Heinrich Meisner's wife is named Margaretha Barbara with no maiden name listed. They had one son, Alexander, born in 1767, age 7.5.

It's not clear if Margaretha Barbara Risch died before bearing any children, allowing Johann Heinrich to remarry Margaretha Barbara Hartman and have a child with her by 1767. The seven-year gap between children suggests the death of one wife and the remarriage of her widowed husband before continuing his family. Could he have married his second wife in 1775 or earlier, but they did not have a child until 1778? That is what is not known.


1775 Grimm Census [2]

Family # 41
Head of the Household Johann Heinrich Meniner [?] [sic], age 31 should be Meisner
Wife Margaretha Barbara Meniner [?] [sic], age 27
Child #1 Alexander Meniner [?] [sic], age 7 years 6 months


In the 1798 census, Johann Heinrich Meisner's wife is clearly identified as Margaretha Barbara Hartman, and they have a son Alexander, born in 1767, now age 31. This is probably an error, though, because son Alexander was born to Johann Heinrich and his first wife. What is clear, however, is that Johann Heinrich's first wife had passed away almost three decades earlier, and second wife Margaretha Barbara Hartmann would have probably been the only mother he remembered. It is perhaps for that reason that it didn't occur to Johann Heinrich to identify Jakob Alexander as his son by his first wife.


1798 Grimm Census [3]

Family # Appendix #9
Head of the Household Heinrich Meisinger, age 55
Wife Margaretha Barbara Hartmann Meisinger, age 51
Child #1 Jakob Alexander Meisinger, age 31
Wife of child #1 Katharina Schäfer, age 28
Grandchild #1 Johannes Meisinger, age 8
Grandchild #2 Christina Barbara Meisinger, age 5
Grandchild #3 Margaretha Barbara Meisinger, age 3
Child #2 Kaspar Meisinger, age 19
Child #3 Johann Georg Meisinger, age 16
Child #4 Ludowika Meisinger, age 18
Child #5 Katharina Margaretha Meisinger, age 14
Child #6 Margaretha Meisinger, age 12
Child #7 Henrietta Louisa Meisinger, age 9


Neither she nor her husband were still living by the 1834 census. Had the Margaretha Barbara of this profile survived, she would have been 87 years old.


Sources

  1. Eichhorn, Dr. Alexander, Dr. Jacob and Mary Eichhorn, The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766; Bonn, Germany and Midland Michigan, USA; Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, Deiningen, Germany, 2012.
  2. The 1775 and 1798 Census of the German Colony on the Volga, Lesnoy Karamysh, also known as Grimm; Published by the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA; Published date: 1995; family #41 in the 1775 Grimm census, Johann Heinrich Meniner [sic] family.
  3. The 1775 and 1798 Census of the German Colony on the Volga, Lesnoy Karamysh, also known as Grimm; Published by the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA; Published date: 1995; Appendix family #9 in the 1798 Grimm census, Heinrich Meisinger family.

See also:

  • Schmick, Henry. AHSGR Grimm VC, www.ahsgr.org, Ahnentafel Chart for Koreen Printz Goodman to 12th Gen Michael Meisner and Anna Katharina Haag. Tenth Generation: #896 Johann Heinrich Meisner (b. 17 Mar 1744 Reichelscheim, Germany). He married #897 Margaretha Barbara Hartmann (b. 1747) on 31 May 1763 in Hohn, Holstein, Denmark. All debts paid, wants to remain as farmers. Parents to Johann Heinrich Meisner: #1792 Johann Gottlob Meisner (b. 1701 in Reichelsheim). He married #1793 Elisabeth Chatharina Lauth (b. 20 Jul 1712 in Klein-Gumpen, Germany). Emailed to Koreen Goodman 20 Apr 2018.


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