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Frederick GibmeyerAbt 1817 - 1875 (~ 58 years)
Name Frederick Gibmeyer Born Abt 1817 Tecklenburg, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Gender Male Died Baltimore, Maryland Buried 10 Jul 1875 Baltimore, Maryland Person ID I651 Simon and Related Families Last Modified 23 Dec 2014
Family Maria Catherine Elisabeth Koch, b. 6 Apr 1813, Schwagstorf, Ostercappeln, Niedersachsen, Germany , d. 7 Jan 1898, Baltimore, Maryland (Age 84 years) Married 3 Feb 1839 Baltimore, Maryland Children 1. Henry Michael Gibmeyer, b. Abt 1838, Baltimore, Maryland , d. 24 Mar 1898, Baltimore, Maryland (Age ~ 60 years) 2. Bernard Gibmeyer, b. 18 Jun 1843, Baltimore, Maryland , d. 15 Apr 1882, Baltimore, Maryland (Age 38 years) 3. Anna Maria "Mary" Gibmeyer, b. 5 Mar 1846, Baltimore, Maryland , d. Yes, date unknown 4. Johann Gibmeyer, b. 9 Mar 1850, Baltimore, Maryland , d. Bef 1860, Maryland (Age < 9 years) 5. John Frederick Gibmeyer, b. 16 Mar 1853, Baltimore, Maryland , d. 1 Dec 1924, Baltimore, Maryland (Age 71 years) 6. Frances C. Gibmeyer, b. Abt 1856, Baltimore, Maryland , d. 20 Feb 1877, Baltimore, Maryland (Age ~ 21 years) 7. Caroline Gibmeyer, b. 6 Jul 1859, Baltimore, Maryland , d. Bef 1930 (Age < 70 years) Histories Gibmeyer, Fredrick | Schuette, Joseph
The Gibmeyer-Schuette Family -- by Agnes Simon Riesett. Vignettes of members of the Gibmeyer and Schuette families, written down by Agnes Simon Riesett from memories of stories in the family and her personal knowledge of some family members.
Last Modified 26 Jan 2015 Family ID F401 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Event Map Born - Abt 1817 - Tecklenburg, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Died - - Baltimore, Maryland Married - 3 Feb 1839 - Baltimore, Maryland Buried - 10 Jul 1875 - Baltimore, Maryland = Link to Google Earth
Locality of birth given as "Tackelburg" in baptismal record of son, John Frederick Gibmeyer, in Baptismal Register for St. Michael's RC Church, page 15, on microfilm in Maryland Hall of Records, Annapolis, Maryland. Microfilm # MdHR 1538-1.
Province given as "Osnabruk" in baptismal record of daughter, Anna Marie Gibmeyer, in Baptismal Register for St. Michael's RC Church, page 137.
Tecklenburg is a small village about 15 miles (25 km) southwest of the city of Osnabrück, Germany. Both were part of the old Kingdom of Hanover, which was erected in 1803 after Napoleon secularized all the German religious principalities, and confirmed by the Congress of Vienna in 1815. Hanover was annexed by Prussia in 1866. That the identification of "Tackelburg" in the baptismal record of John Gibmayer as being Tecklenburg is correct is indicated by the existence of genealogical records on the web for other surnamed Gibmeyers born in the mid-1800s in Tecklenburg and the nearby village of Lengerich. The region around Osnabrück is today divided between two German States, Lower Saxony (where Osnabrück is found) and North Rhine-Westphalia (where Tecklenburg is found).
Year of birth given as about 1817 in genealogical research of Ormond Donald Higgins.
Year of birth would be 1816-1817, according to age (33 years) in 1850 U.S. Census for Maryland, Baltimore, page 65B, line 31. Place of birth given as Germany. Enumerated as Frederick Gibmeyer, with wife Elizabeth and 4 children.
Year of birth would be 1816-1817, according to age (43 years) in 1860 U.S. Census for Maryland, Baltimore, page 192, line 11. Place of birth given as Prussia. Enumerated as Frederick Myer, with wife Catharine and 6 children, all of whom have the correct names and ages fitting with the Gibmeyer family. The surname was apparently misunderstood by the census taker.
Year of birth would be 1814-1815, according to age (55 years) in 1870 U.S. Census for Maryland, Baltimore, page 161B, line 40. Place of birth given as Hanover [Germany]. Enumerated as Frederick Gipmyer, with wife Catherine and 5 children.
Enumerated as a U.S. Citizen in the 1870 U.S. Census.
Full date from Register of Marriages for St. John's RC Church, Baltimore, Maryland. On microfilm in Maryland Hall of Records, Annapolis, Maryland. Microfilm # MdHR M-1584-1, page LXXV (not in index). Witnesses--Carolo Wagner and Heinrich Fihing (?).
Wife named as Elizabeth Gibmeyer in 1850 U.S. Census.
Wife named as Catharine Myer in the 1860 U.S. Census.
Wife named as Catherine Gipmyer in 1870 U.S. Census.
Day laborer [Ger: Taglohner] (1846 baptismal record of daughter Anna Maria Gibmeyer)
Laborer (1850, 1860 U.S. Census)
Ivory worker (1870 U.S. Census)
Ward 1, Baltimore, Maryland (1850, 1860, 1870 U.S. Census)
383 Canton Avenue (before 1880); 341 Canton Street (around 1880); 2019 Canton Street (after 1887); 2019 Fleet Street (after 1900). All of these addresses are for the same house, according to the research of Agnes Simon Riesett. In 1900, the name of the street was changed to Fleet Street. According to her research, he bought the house in 1857.
The source of the specific date of 10 July 1875 is, sadly, not clear in my notes. Perhaps it is from a church register of interments. His wife is buried in St. Alphonsus Cemetery.
According to the genealogical research of Agnes Simon Riesett, in 1877, Baltimore City land records show that the home owned by Frederick Gibmeyer was sold to his widow by all of his children over the age of 21 and their spouses. Thus, he would have died before 1877 in order for them to have inherited shares in the house.
FAMILY HISTORY SKETCH: The following biographical sketch of was written by Agnes Simon Riesett, from oral history that had come down in the family.
"Frederick Gibmeyer was born 1815-1816, and bought a house at 383 Canton Ave. in 1857. (By 1880, the house number was changed to 341 and in 1887, to 2019. Around 1900, the name of the street was changed to Fleet St.) When he bought the house, he had five children and his last child was born two years later. Two of his sons joined him in the undertaking business. One day, as they were walking past him carrying a coffin which they had just completed, he said that this would be his coffin. His prediction was true. He died within the week. But we don’t when this was. Possibly it was before 1865, since his oldest son, Henry, is shown as cabinet-maker, undertaker, and owner of 383 Canton Ave. as of that year. We know that he died before 1877, because in that year, the children, who apparently inherited the house, deeded it over to their mother."