Adolph Frederich Meissner

20 March 1861–10 September 1939 (Age 78)
Cashton, Monroe, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Adolph Frederich

When Adolph Frederich Meissner was born on 20 March 1861, in Cashton, Monroe, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Friederick Adolph Meissner, was 57 and his mother, Eva Dorothea Krauss, was 23. He married Loretta Haskins on 17 September 1883. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 4, Nueces, Texas, United States in 1910 and Ancon, Panama Canal Zone, United States in 1920. He died on 10 September 1939, in Moore, Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Moore, Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States.

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Adolph Frederich Meissner
Loretta Haskins
Marriage: 17 September 1883
Thallia Dorothea Meissner
Albert William Meissner
Adolph Elmer Meissner
Louie Carl Meissner
Manley Maderio Meissner
Charles Whittier Meissner
Carrie Hilda Meissner
Paul Revere Meissner
Lillian Olive Meissner
Edith Goldie Mae Meissner
Percy James Meissner

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17 September 1883


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1865 · Juneteenth (Slaves Were Freed)

Age 4

"On June 19, 1865, Gordon Granger (Union Major) read General Orders, No. 3 to the people of Galveston. The statement was written as follows: ""The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere."""
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 21

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from Meissen in Germany, earlier ( 968 ad ) recorded as Misna, Misina, named for the small river Misna (today Meisabach), whose name is very ancient, probably pre-Slavic. The place was famous in the Middle Ages for the fine linen cloth produced there, and the German surname may also be an occupational name for a manufacturer or seller of such wares.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Adolph Meissmer in household of Frederick A Meissmer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Adolph F Messener, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Adolph F Meissner, "United States Census, 1930"

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