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Paul MEERSCHEIDT

Male 1856 - 1933  (77 years)


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  • Name Paul MEERSCHEIDT 
    Born 10 Feb 1856  Nassau, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    • 1900 census: Feb 1857
    Gender Male 
    Census 27 Jun 1860  Fayette County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • P.O. Round Top
    Baptism 1868  [3
    Census 23 Jun 1870  La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 1 Jun 1880  La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • with his parents
    Residence 1895  San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • 302 Adams
    Census 9 Jun 1900  San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Houston St.
    Residence 21 Mar 1904  San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Census 22 Apr 1910  San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • 314 W. Myrtle St.
    Residence 12 Sep 1918  San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • 311 W. Park
    Census 7 Jan 1920  San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • 313 W. Park
    Residence 24 Mar 1920  San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Residence 30 Jun 1920  San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Residence 27 Sep 1921  San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • 313 W. Park Ave.
    Residence 1927  San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • 313 W. Park Ave.
    Residence 2 Jun 1933  San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    • 313 W. Park Ave.
    Education Vanderbilt University 
    Occupation Attorney 
    Occupation County Tax Collector 
    Occupation Real Estate Agent 
    Cause of death Diabetes Mellitus 
    Died 23 Oct 1933  San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 18
    • at 8:50 a.m. at his residence, 313 W. Park Ave.
    Buried 25 Oct 1933  Mission Burial Park South, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Block 6, Lot 667, Space 12
    Person ID I3039  Dyal and Speckels
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2016 

    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  [19
    • by F. Ernst, J. P.
    Family ID F918  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bertha L. FREDE,   b. 4 Jul 1862, La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1948, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 2 Jun 1883  La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [17, 20
    • by L. W. Moore, Judge of 15th District
    Children 
    +1. Laura MEERSCHEIDT,   b. 28 Mar 1884, La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1966, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +2. Leo Paul MEERSCHEIDT,   b. 25 Aug 1885, La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1944, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    +3. Agnes MEERSCHEIDT,   b. 9 Mar 1887, La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1969, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +4. Anna Bozena MEERSCHEIDT,   b. 4 Jan 1890, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Paula Martha MEERSCHEIDT,   b. 13 Oct 1891, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1975, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +6. Hilmar Frank MEERSCHEIDT,   b. 5 Dec 1893, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1976, Las Cruces, Doña Ana, New Mexico, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     7. Mildred Ophelia MEERSCHEIDT,   b. 9 Sep 1896, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +8. Alexander Otto MEERSCHEIDT,   b. 15 Aug 1900, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1979, Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F1020  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Feb 1856 - 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 MapsCensus - 1 Jun 1880 - La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Jun 1883 - 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 - 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 - 22 Apr 1910 - San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 12 Sep 1918 - 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 - 30 Jun 1920 - San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 27 Sep 1921 - 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 MapsResidence - 2 Jun 1933 - San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Oct 1933 - San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 25 Oct 1933 - Mission Burial Park South, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Paul and Bertha Meerscheidt - 50th anniversary photo
    Paul and Bertha Meerscheidt - 50th anniversary photo

    Headstones
    Meerscheidt, Paul and Bertha
    Meerscheidt, Paul and Bertha
    Plot: Block 6, Lot 667, Spaces 11 & 12

    Obituaries
    Paul Meerscheidt obituary
    Paul Meerscheidt obituary
    San Antonio Light, Monday, October 23, 1933, p. 1, “Paul Meerscheidt, Former Bexar Tax Collector, Dead”

  • Notes 
    • “Paul Meerscheidt was born at the Nassau Farm, and attended school in Round Top and later in La Grange when the family lived there. He and his brother Axel were taken to Germany and went to school at Hildesheim. Paul returned to Texas the next summer, but Axel stayed in Germany for several years. In La Grange Paul studied law under Judge Teichmuller and later continued his law course at Vanderbilt University at Nashville, Tennessee. He graduated in the class of 1881. In La Grange he once served as a deputy sheriff for two years.

      “Paul married Bertha Frede in La Grange, practiced law there until 1889, moved to San Antonio, and there joined his brother in the real estate business.

      “In 1900 he was elected County Tax Collector of Bexar County and served until 1908. He and his wife went to Germany in 1908 and celebrated their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary while on board ship.

      “At the age of 57 he had an acute attack of pneumonia, which left him very weak, and was ordered by a physician to spend some time in New Mexico. Some years later he was stricken with diabetes and stayed on a strict diet, using insulin, for nine years. In 1933 he and his wife celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. He was very quiet and reserved, dearly loved and respected by his wife, children, relatives, and friends.

      “In San Antonio he was known as one of the finest citizens and was highly honored and esteemed by all fellow citizens. Paul died of diabetes at the age of seventy-seven.” [21]

  • Sources 
    1. [S155] Death Records, File #44133.

    2. [S77] Headstone survey, conducted by Robert C. Barritt, 16 Jul 2009.

    3. [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. 122.

    4. [S12] Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Bexar County, Texas, ED 88, p. 14A, line 33.

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

    6. [S10] Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Fayette County, Texas, p. 508, line 6.

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

    8. [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.

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

    10. [S13] Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Bexar County, Texas, ED 30, p. 6.

    11. [S778] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005), Registration Location: Bexar County, Texas; Roll 1983587; Draft Board: 2.

    12. [S14] Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Bexar County, Texas, ED 56, p. 5.

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

    14. [S1192] Thursday, July 1, 1920, p. 4.

    15. [S155] Death Records, File #24135.

    16. [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.

    17. [S267] The San Antonio Light, Friday, June 2, 1933, p. 1, “Couple Holds Golden Fete”.

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

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

    20. [S248] Marriage Records, Fayette County, Texas, Vol. 3, p. 58.

    21. [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. 123.


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