Herman Heinrich Meckstroth

11 December 1819–1865 (Age 45)
Ladbergen, Tecklenburg, Westphalia, Prussia, Germany

The Life of Herman Heinrich

When Herman Heinrich Meckstroth was born on 11 December 1819, in Ladbergen, Tecklenburg, Westphalia, Prussia, Germany, his father, Hermann Wilhelm Meckstroth, was 44 and his mother, Anna Christina Sophia Grotholtmann, was 36. He had at least 2 sons and 4 daughters with Christina Elsabein Aufderhaar. He died in 1865, in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States, at the age of 46.

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Herman Heinrich Meckstroth
Christina Elsabein Aufderhaar
Christina Elizabeth Meckstroth
Sophia Christina Elizabeth Meckstroth
Sophia Christina Elizabeth Meckstroth
Louise Frederick Meckstroth
Henry William Meckstroth
Edward Henry Adolph Meckstroth

Spouse and Children



    Christina Elizabeth Meckstroth


    Sophia Christina Elizabeth Meckstroth


    Sophia Christina Elizabeth Meckstroth


    Louise Frederick Meckstroth



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Parents and Siblings

    Hermann Wilhelm Meckstroth


    Anna Christina Sophia Grotholtmann




    Hermann Wilhelm Meckstroth


    Anna Christina Elisabeth Meckstroth




    Herman Heinrich Meckstroth


World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1820 · Making Land more affordable

Age 1

"The United States law requiring full payment at the time of purchase and registration of any land. to help encourage sales and make land more affordable, Congress reduced the minimum price of dollar per acre and the minimum size that could be purchased. Most of this land for sale was located on the frontier which was then ""The West"". This Act was good for many Americans, but it was also over used by wealthy investors."
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 13

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

German (Westphalia): topographic name for someone living near an area of swampy underbrush or in a hollow, from Meck (probably from the personal name, see Meck ) + Low German Strut(h), Stroth ‘underbrush’, ‘hollow’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Herman Meckstroth in entry for Edw Hy Meckstroth, "Ohio, Cincinnati, Vine Street Hill Cemetery Index of Burials, 1851-1986"
  • Herman Henry Meckstroth, "United States Deceased Physician File (AMA), 1864-1968"
  • Hermon Henry Meckstroth, "United States Deceased Physician File (AMA), 1864-1968"

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