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Bertha L. FREDE

Female 1862 - 1948  (86 years)


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  • Name Bertha L. FREDE 
    Born 4 Jul 1862  La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Census 9 Jun 1900  San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Houston St.
    Census 22 Apr 1910  San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • 314 W. Myrtle St.
    Census 7 Jan 1920  San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • 313 W. Park
    Residence 30 Jun 1920  San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1927  San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • 313 W. Park Ave.
    Residence 2 Jun 1933  San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • 313 W. Park Ave.
    Residence 23 Oct 1933  San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • 313 W. Park Ave.
    Residence 1 Apr 1935  San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • 313 W. Park
    Census 17 Apr 1940  San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • 313 W. Park
    Residence Jun 1880: 8th St., San Antonio, Bexar, Texas with her aunt and uncle, Kate and C. L. Wurzbach 
    Cause of death Cerebral Hemorrhage 
    Died 12 Oct 1948  San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • at 1:30 p.m. at her residence, 313 W. Park
    Buried 14 Oct 1948  Mission Burial Park South, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Block 6, Lot 667, Space 11
    Person ID I3040  Dyal and Speckels
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2016 

    Father August FREDE 
    Mother Barbara FINK 
    Family ID F7206  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Paul MEERSCHEIDT,   b. 10 Feb 1856, Nassau, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1933, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 2 Jun 1883  La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 12
    • 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. 23 Jul 1979, Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2009 
    Family ID F1020  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Jul 1862 - 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 MapsCensus - 9 Jun 1900 - 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 MapsCensus - 7 Jan 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 - 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 MapsResidence - 23 Oct 1933 - San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1 Apr 1935 - San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 17 Apr 1940 - San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Oct 1948 - San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 14 Oct 1948 - Mission Burial Park South, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • 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

  • Notes 
    • “Bertha Frede was the only daughter among four children. When she was five years old, both of her parents died in a yellow fever epidemic. The children then lived with their grandmother Elise Frede, and later with their uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. John Schuhmacher in La Grange. Later still they lived for many years with another aunt, Mrs. Kate Wurzbach, in San Antonio.

      “Bertha was married at the age of twenty-one to Paul Meerscheidt in La Grange, Texas. they lived there for six years and then moved to San Antonio in 1889, where her husband went into the real estate business with his brother Axel. They had five girls and three boys. These children all lived to be sturdy men and women; their eldest son Leo died in 1944 at the age of fifty-nine years.

      “Bertha was quiet and gentle, had a fine voice, and was very fond of music. She crocheted beautifully, and much of her work will no doubt be cherished for generations to come. She was interested in flowers, did much of her own gardening, and also enjoyed traveling. In 1946, when 84 years old, she took her first plane trip, flying from San Antonio to El Paso. She was delighted and enjoyed the trip immensely. In 1947, aged eighty-five, Bertha was still very active, attended church every Sunday, and was still very interested in all news of the day and every modern convenience. She died on October 12, 1948 in San Antonio.” [13]

  • Sources 
    1. [S155] Death Records, File #41725.

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

    3. [S12] Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Bexar County, Texas, ED 88, p. 14A, line 34.

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

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

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

    7. [S11] Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Bexar County, Texas, ED 14, p. 50.

    8. [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.

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

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

    11. [S1629] Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Bexar County, Texas, ED 259-138, p. 14B, line 42.

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

    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)), pp. 123-124.


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