Wm. Henry, originally from Osnabruck, Germany (Kingdom of Hanover). In the winter of 1840, Wm. Henry Frommeyer came over on the ship HELENA, landing at Baltimore, MD, and settled near Gettysburg, PA, Adams Co (at Brysonia). His parents had died when he was about 3 years old. He & his 2 brothers then moved in with an aunt. His brothers served in the army of Napoleon. The brothers had not been heard from after the seige of Moscow and were presumed dead. Wm. learned the cooper trade. After his arrival in PA, he purchased a farm in Menallen Twp, Adams Co. He farmed as well as continued in the cooper trade. About 1870, he removed to a farm adjacent to Gettysburg, and after several years, retired from active business.
The family is as follows:
Wm. Henry Frommeyer (d2/10/1880) married first wife: Teresa (Theresa) Covers. They had
3 known children: 1)Henry Gerard who lived in Cincinnati OH. Wife unknown. Had a son, Frank. Frank lived in St Louis, Missouri. 2)Alexander lived in Gettysburg, moved to Missouri and changed his last name to Freeman. Alexander had two sons: Henry Freeman who married Edna Steele and lived in Brunswick. Missouri; and William Freeman who lived in Kansas City, Missouri. 3)Theresa Agness who married John Brink of Cincinnati, OH. The had Mary, Hermann, Rose, Kate, Ida and John.
Wm. Henry married again in abt 1841 to Theresa (Teresa) Baker (Baeker/Backer) also from Osnabruck. They had 9-11 children: 1)David Abrahma (5/27/1850-11/11/1921) married (8/11/1869) Mary McDonald and lived in Gettysburg and York, PA. Child, Kathryn Cecelia (5/1/1879-2/10/1892). 2)Bennet (Bennett) Andrew (b12/1/1837) married (3/25/1860) to Caroline Brady (b4/9/1879). No known children. 3)Clement Augustus (Augustus Clement)(4/20/1839-6/4/1912) married (8/15/1863) to Anastasia Cole (b4/9/1847). Had seven know children: Edward, Hohn, Albert, Laura, Virgie, Emma, & Sallie. 4)Elizabeth (b12/18/1840) married (8/19/1861) Francis W. Orner (Frank Arner) of Arendsville, PA. No known children. 5)Mary (b 12/19/1842) never married. 6)John (b12/24/1844) married 2/14/1871) to Joana Berger (b2/5/1850) and lived in Brooklyn, NY. No know children. 7)Frank Nicholas (b3/4/1846) and married (10/8/1873) to Sarah Allen Kine (Kime/Kline) (b8/17/1851). Nine known children: John (Joseph) Worthington (Wert) who lived in Baltimore, MD.; Mary Etta who became a nun; Jacob Kime/Kine; Elizabeth (Eliza) Anna; Cecelia Dorothy (Dora) who married Edward Beall; Simon Augustus; Emma who married Wilbur James Stallsmith of Baltimore, MD; Estella (Estelle) who married Richard Gott; and Ellen Marguerite (Margaret) (b5/11/1893) who married Howard Madison Garvin (b8/15/1890). 8)Catherine (b4/7/1847) who married (2/9/1869) John Baptist Duchscher (b10/8/1848) and lived in Cincinnati OH; 9)Isaiah Benjamin (5/23/1850-6/16/1903) who married (2/25/1879) to Mary Wassem of Gettysburg. No known children. 10)Cecelia.
Ellen Marguerite, Frank N's daughter, is my grandmother. Marguerite (aka Margaret Frohmeyer)(deceased) and Howard Garvin (deceased) had 4 children: Howard Jr (deceased) Dorothy Marguerite (deceased) and two others still living.
Any info appreciated. Thanks, Marsha.
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