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Otto MEERSCHEIDT

Otto MEERSCHEIDT

Male 1871 - 1939  (68 years)

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  • Name Otto MEERSCHEIDT 
    Born 21 Jan 1871  Round Top, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1 Jun 1880  La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1895  San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • 630 Guenther
    Census 12 Jun 1900  San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • 302 Adams with his mother
    Census 23 Apr 1910  San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • 332 Adams St.
    Census 7 Jan 1920  San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • 332 Adams St.
    Residence 24 Mar 1920  San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence 1927  San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • 332 1/2 Adams
    Census 8 Apr 1930  San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • 332 1/2 Adams
    Residence 23 Oct 1933  San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Residence 2 Sep 1939  San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • 332 Adams St.
    Religion Lutheran 
    Education Alamo Business College, San Antonio, Bexar, TX 
    Occupation Banker 
    Cause of death Hypertensive Encephalopathy 
    Died 2 Sep 1939  Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 12
    • at John Sealy Hospital
    Buried 3 Sep 1939  Prairie Lea Cemetery, Brenham, Washington, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 12
    • Plot: SECTION 3, RANGE 2
    Person ID I2912  Dyal and Speckels
    Last Modified 23 Apr 2014 

    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  [13
    • by F. Ernst, J. P.
    Family ID F918  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nettie Ottilie GRABER,   b. 4 Jul 1879, Brenham, Washington, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1949, Brenham, Washington, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 30 Apr 1902  Brenham, Washington, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 15
    • by G. Langner, pastor
    Last Modified 8 May 2007 
    Family ID F956  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Jan 1871 - Round Top, Fayette, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Jun 1880 - La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1895 - San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 12 Jun 1900 - San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Apr 1902 - Brenham, Washington, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 23 Apr 1910 - San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 7 Jan 1920 - San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 24 Mar 1920 - San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1927 - San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 8 Apr 1930 - San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 23 Oct 1933 - San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 2 Sep 1939 - San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Sep 1939 - Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 3 Sep 1939 - Prairie Lea Cemetery, Brenham, Washington, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Otto Meerscheidt
    Otto Meerscheidt

    Headstones
    Meerscheidt, Otto and Nettie
    Meerscheidt, Otto and Nettie
    Plot: SECTION 3, RANGE 2

  • Notes 
    • Otto was born on the Friedberger Farm near Round Top. His family later moved to La Grange where he attended public school. After graduating he attended Alamo Business College in San Antonio. He was assistant postmaster in La Grange for a while before becoming a messenger for the Alamo National Bank in San Antonio. He soon was promoted to teller, and a few years later, to vice-president. After forty-two years of service with the bank, he was presented a scroll for his many years of faithful service. He worked in the Federal Reserve Bank during the Wilson, Hoover, and Roosevelt administrations. In 1933 he became Manager of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, holdng that position until his death.

      He was a charter member of the Beethoven Music Club. He enjoyed hunting in West Texas and playing skat with friends. His death occurred in a Galveston hospital. [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S77] Headstone survey, conducted by Robert C. Barritt, 15 Mar 2013.

    2. [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. 129.

    3. [S12] Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Bexar County, Texas, ED 110, p. 15B, line 71.

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

    5. [S1615] U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011), San Antonio, Texas, City Directory, 1895, p. 424.

    6. [S13] Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Bexar County, Texas, ED 61, p. 9B, line 85.

    7. [S14] Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Bexar County, Texas, ED 97, p. 7A, line 1.

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

    9. [S1615] U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011), San Antonio, Texas, City Directory, 1927, p. 794.

    10. [S15] Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Bexar County, Texas, ED 142, p. 5B, line 80.

    11. [S267] The San Antonio Light, Monday, October 23, 1933, p. 1, “Paul Meerscheidt, Former Bexar Tax Collector, Dead”.

    12. [S155] Death Records, File #41840.

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

    14. [S305] Marriage Records, Vol. 14, p. 252.

    15. [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.


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