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Elisabeth (Schäfer) Meissner (1863 - 1948)

Elisabeth (Elizabeth) Meissner formerly Schäfer aka Schaefer, Schaffer, Meisner
Born in Grimm, Saratov, Volga, Russiamap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 1888 in Grimm, Volga, Russiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 16 Jul 2019
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Volga German
Elizabeth (Schäfer) Meissner is a Volga German.
Elizabeth (Schäfer) Meissner has German Roots .

Elisabeth Schäfer (Schaefer/Schaffer) was born in 1863 in Grimm, Volga, Russia.

She married Georg Jakob Michael Meissner and they had at least four recorded children. They are found in Grimm census records. Their daughter Louise was born just after the census was taken in 1897.

Her husband died in 1900 in Grimm.

Elizabeth came with her daughter Amalia Meissner Albrandt to America in 1912.

Elizabeth Meissner died at age 85 in 1948 in Chicago, Illinois.

Grimm Census

  • Family #412 in the 1897 Grimm census.[1]
Head of the household Michael Meisner, age 72
Wife Elisabeth Meisner, age 66
Child #1 Georg Jakob Meisner, age 36
Wife of Child #1 Elisabeth, age 33
Grandchild #1 Amalia Meisner, age 8
Grandchild #2 Anna Meisner, age 5
Grandchild #3 Karl Meisner, age 2


  • 6 Aug 1912 - Departure: Hamburg via S.S. Prinz Oskar[2]
Carl Meissner, age 17, single farm laborer, Krym
Elisabet, age 48, widowed mother
Anna, age 20, single
Louise, age 15
Travelling with Johannes Albrandt and wife Amalie (Meissner) Albrandt and child Emma
  • 20 Aug 1912 - Arrival: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA[3]
Index card lists birth as Tasnak Karawus and Last Residence: Krym, but writing on page two of ship manifest appears to be Lesnoi Karamysch.


  • 1 Mar 1948 in Chicago, Illinois


MEISSNER -Elizabeth Meissner, beloved wife of the late George; fond mother of Anna Schneider, Carl, Louise Roth. and the late Amalia Albrandt, grandmother of ten grandchildren, great-grandmother of six great-grandchildren. Services Thursday, March 4, 2 p.m., at funeral home. 5308 Belmont Avenue. Interment St. Lucas Cemetery.[4]


  1. 1897 Grimm (Lesnoi Karamysh), Russia Census List, Translated by Richard Rye, Compiled and edited by John Groh, Contributor Henry Schmick; American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA; Published 2017; page 169, family #412, Michael Meisner family.
  2. "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1883-1945," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 March 2018), Elisabet Meissner, 1912; citing Immigration, NARA microfilm publication T840 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,402,605.
  3. "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger List Index Cards, 1883-1948," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 March 2018), Elisabet Meissner, 1912; citing Immigration, NARA microfilm publication T526 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,380,290.
  4. Death Notice, Elizabeth Meissner, 3 Mar 1948, Wednesday, Chicago Tribune Article Link
  • Daughter Louise's death record lists his name as Michael: "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994," database, FamilySearch ( : 16 March 2018), Louise Roth, 01 Feb 1976; citing Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, source reference , record number , Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm.

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