LOUIS MEISINGER

1849–11 January 1894 (Age 45)
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States

The Life Summary of LOUIS

When LOUIS MEISINGER was born in 1849, in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States, his father, Peter Meisinger, was 44 and his mother, Wilhelmina Sulter, was 32. He had at least 2 sons and 3 daughters with ELIZABETH SCHAEFER. He lived in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States for about 20 years. He died on 11 January 1894, at the age of 45.

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LOUIS MEISINGER
1849–1894
ELIZABETH SCHAEFER
1855–1888
John Missenger
1872–
Margaret Missenger
1873–
George Meisinger
1877–1909
Mary Meisinger
1880–1920
Wilhelmina Dupray
1882–1934

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World Events (7)

1861 · The 14th Brooklyn is Known as The Red Legged Devils
Age 12
The 14th Regiment New York State Militia, or 14th Brooklyn, was constituted on May 13, 1847. The 14th Brooklyn received the nickname “The Red Legged Devils” due to their vibrant red trousers. At the time, most Union regiments wore blue. The volunteer militia, led by Colonel Alfred M. Wood, consisted primarily of abolitionists from Brooklyn. They served between the years of 1861 through 1864 and were known for their grit and determination and never stood down from a fight.
1863
Age 14
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
Age 14
The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

South German: habitational name for someone from any of several places called Meising in Bavaria.

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

Sources (7)

  • Louis Missenger, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Louis Meisinger in household of Peter Meisinger, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Louis Meisinger, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"

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