HERMANN HEINRICH PÖPPELMEIER (1811-1885)
THE SECOND GENERATION-PÖPPELMEIER
ANNE CATHARINE ILSABEIN GLIED (1824- )
THE FIFTH GENERATION-GLIED
Chapter Twenty-One resumes the Pöppelmeier story with our direct line ancestor (#1190), Hermann HeinrichG2 Pöppelmeier. Hermann was the third child of Bernhard and Hanne Pöppelmeier nee Kespohl. The Pöppelmeier and Glied families were twice joined by marriage. First in 1846, when Hermann Heinrich Pöppelmeier wed Anne Catharine Glied. Anne CatharineG5 was the great, great granddaughter of EberdtG1 Glied; the great granddaughter of JobstG2 Glied; the granddaughter of Albert HenrichG3 Glied; and the daughter of Albert HenrichG4 Glied and his wife, Anne Ilsabein Glied nee Westerwelle. The second time these two families were joined by marriage was in 1869, when Philipp Gottlieb Glied wed his first cousin, Hanne Friederike Pöppelmeier, who was the daughter of Hermann HeinrichG2 Pöppelmeier and his wife, Anne CatharineG5 Pöppelmeier nee Glied.
By 1811, the Germans were distressed by the introduction of the French language into the territories occupied by Napoleon's army. The Germans feared the lost of their own language and culture so much that a sense of national identity materialized. Baron Karl von Stein became a minister of the Prussian king and was instrumental in reforming the nation. The Reform Edict of Oct 1807 eliminated serfdom and domestic services to the overlord and provided the freedom to own and use property. By St. Martin's day of 1810, all Prussians would be free. So the peasantry acquired both personal freedom and freedom of movement. Even after the king of Prussia dismissed Stein in Nov of 1808, Stein's reforms were continued by Karl von Hardenberg. In 1811, full freedom of occupation was declared and the Agrarian laws were reformed so that the peasants could own the land they worked.1 It was during this time of reform that Hermann Heinrich Pöppelmeier was born.
The setting for this chapter begins at Bauerschaft Ahmsen, Lippe, now located in the modern day state of Nordrhein/Westfalen, Germany and ends in Lyon Township, located in Franklin County, Missouri.
1101. HERMANN HEINRICHG2 PÖPPELMEIER, the third child of the Tischermeister (master joiner), BernhardG1 and Hanne Pöppelmeier nee Kespohl, was born on 24 Nov 1811 at Bauerschaft Ahmsen #21, Lippe, Germany. He was baptized on 1 Dec 1811 at St. Petri Evangelisch Reformiert Church in Herford, Westfalen, Germany. His sponsors were Hermann Dust of Bauerschaft Biemsen bei Schötmar, the son of the Liebpächter, Peter Dust; and Jobst Henrich Tappe of Bauerschaft Ahmsen.2 He grew up in this locale and was an Erbpächter. In the old German church records, he was listed as Hermann Heinrich Pöppelmeier, but in America he was known as Henry or H. H. Poeppelmeier. Even though Hermann was baptized at the St. Petri Evangelisch Reformiert Church in Herford, it appears that after the death of his mother in 1841, Hermann and his father attended the Evangelisch Münstergemeinde Church in Herford. Hermann probably became acquainted with his future wife, Anne Catharine Ilsabein Glied, at the Evangelisch Münstergemeinde Church.
On 11 Oct 1846, Hermann Heinrich Pöppelmeier, age 36, wed (#179) ANNE CATHARINE ILSABEIN GLIED, age 22. They were married by Pastor Bosse at the Evangelisch Münstergemeinde Church in Herford, Westfalen, Germany. Both Hermann Heinrich and Anne were single at the time of their marriage.3 Hermann Heinrich Pöppelmeier and Anne Catharine Ilsabein Glied were married on the same day as Hermann Heinrich's younger brother, Johann Barthold Pöppelmeier, and Anne Ilsabein Breer, probably in a double wedding ceremony.
179. ANNE CATHARINE ILSABEING5 GLIED (Eberdt,G1 Jobst,G2 Albert Henrich,G3 Albert HenrichG4 ), the daughter of the Heürling, Albert HenrichG4 and Anne Ilsabein Glied nee Westerwelle, was born on 3 Jul 1824 at Bauerschaft Diebrock #15 in Westfalen, Germany. She was baptized on 11 Jul 1824 at the Evangelisch Münstergemeinde Church in Herford.4
After their marriage, Hermann Heinrich and Anne Catharine made their home in Bauerschaft Ahmsen #21, where Hermann Heinrich was an Erbpächter. Anne gave birth to seven children while living in this locale. In 1853, Hermann Heinrich's brother, Barthold, and his family, left for America and settled in Lyon Township of Franklin Co., MO. By 1864, Germany was at war with Denmark.5 In Jul of 1864, Hermann Heinrich's son, Ulrich Leopold died. Meanwhile, the Civil War was being fought in America. By the end of the Civil War in 1865, the economy of Missouri was in a slump. In 1866, the Prusso-Austrian War started.6 By this time, Hermann Heinrich's oldest son was twenty. Eventually, Hermann Heinrich Pöppelmeier decided to emigrate to America. His reasons for leaving Germany may have been the start of the Prusso-Austrian War and having a son who would be called for military service; his brother, Barthold, may have written letters about his successful life in Missouri; both of his parents were no longer living; and his wife's brother, Johann Hermann Glied, was also living in Missouri. So he applied for permission to leave Germany, settled his accounts, and made plans for the trip.
The family began their journey in the summer of 1867.7 They traveled to Bremen where Hermann Heinrich purchased passage for his family on the Bark Dorette, a sailing vessel. The Dorette was built in Vegesack, Germany in 1855. Her registered tonnage (a ton equalling 100 cubic feet of space) was 615 tons. She was 144 feet in length and thirty feet in breadth and was owned in Bremen by A. C. Pocrantz.8 The Bark Dorette finally arrived in New Orleans on 21 Oct 1867.9 From there, the family traveled up the Mississippi River to Missouri. Their final destination was Franklin Co., MO, where Hermann Heinrich's brother, Barthold, and his family still lived. There was a joyous reunion of the two families, along with the exchanging of all the news from Germany and what was happening in Missouri. Soon after their arrival in Franklin Co., MO, Henry and his family became members of Ebenezer "Stone" Evangelical and Reformed Church.
On the 1 Apr 1868, a warranty deed was executed between Phillip Goode of Saline Co., MO and Henry Pöppelmeier of Franklin Co., MO. Henry bought a parcel of land from Phillip Goode which was described as: The South half of the Northwest quarter of Section (8), in Township (43), Range (3), West, containing eighty acres more or less in Franklin Co., MO.10 A Deed of Trust was executed between Henry and his wife, Anne, to Robert Bridges trustee for Phillip Goode on 3 Jun 1868.11
When the 1870 U.S. Census was taken for Lyon Township, Franklin Co., MO, Henry was enumerated as a 59 year old farmer, who had real estate valued at $1,200 and a personal estate valued at $335. His household consisted of Anne, age 46; August, age 16; Henry, age 12; Caroline, age 10; and Charlotte, age 7.12 On Nov 13, 1871, a Quit Claim Deed was filed for the above described land by Phillip Goode to Henry Poeppelmeier.13 Henry continued to farm his land with the help of his sons.
When the 1880 U.S. Census was taken for Lyon Township, Franklin Co., MO, Henry was still the head of his household which consisted of his wife, Anne; his sons, William and Henry; and his daughter, Charlotte.14 On 5 Aug 1885, about two months before Henry's death, Henry and Anne sold their farm to their son, Henry A. Poeppelmeier.15 On 10 Oct 1885, Johann Hermann Heinrich Poeppelmeier died and was buried in what is now known as the old section of Ebenezer "Stone" Church Cemetery in Franklin Co., MO. His head stone lies broken into three parts in the old section of Ebenezer "Stone" Cemetery.16
After the death of her husband, Henry, Anne probably went to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Justine and Friedrich Breder. The date and place of her death is not known. She was the baptismal sponsor of Theodor Adolph Gliedt, who was baptized on 8 Jan 1888 at the Evangelical (Trinity) Lutheran Church at Freistatt, Lawrence Co., MO. The last reference to her was on the death entry of Charlotte Poeppelmeier, which stated that Charlotte was survived by her mother and siblings.
The seven children of Hermann Heinrich and Anne Catharine Ilsabein Pöppelmeier nee Glied:
1252. FRIEDRICH WILHELMG3 PÖPPELMEIER (GliedG6 ) (1847-1936). SEE CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO.
1253. ULRICH LEOPOLDG3 PÖPPELMEIER (GliedG6 ) (1849-1864), the second child of the Erbpächter, Hermann Heinrich and Anne Catharine Pöppelmeier nee Glied, was born at 3 A.M. on 3 Jun 1849 at Bauerschaft Ahmsen #21, Lippe, Germany. He was baptized on 10 Jun 1849 at the Evangelisch Münstergemeinde Church in Herford, Westfalen, Germany. His sponsor was Ulrich Poeppelmann of Laer.17 Ulrich Leopold died on 10 Jul 1864 in Verden, Hannover, Germany.18 It is believed that Ulrich was in the military at the time of his death, as Verden, Hannover was a military city.
1254. HANNE FRIEDERIKEG3 PÖPPELMEIER (GliedG6 ) (1851-1930) SEE CHAPTER SIX.
1255. WILHELMINE JUSTINEG3 PÖPPELMEIER (GliedG6 ) (1853- ). SEE CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE.
1256. HEINRICH ADOLPH RUDOLPHG3 PÖPPELMEIER (GliedG6 ) (1857-1945). SEE CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR.
1257. HANNE CAROLINEG3 PÖPPELMEIER (GliedG6 ) (1860-1925). SEE CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE.
1258. FRIEDERIKE CHARLOTTE AMALIEG3 PÖPPELMEIER (GliedG6 ) (1863-1893), the seventh and last child of the Erbpächter, Hermann Heinrich and Anne Catharine Ilsabein Pöppelmeier nee Glied, was born at 9 A.M. on 15 Jun 1863 at Bauerschaft Ahmsen in Lippe, Germany. She was baptized on 19 Jun 1863 at the Evangelisch Münstergemeinde Church in Herford, Westfalen, Germany. Her sponsor was Anne Lindeman of Ahmsen.19 She was about four years old when her family came to America. Friederike Charlotte Amalie, better known as Charlotte, was confirmed in 1877, on Palm Sunday, at Ebenezer Evangelical and Reformed Church in Franklin Co., MO.20 She was still living in her parents' household which was located in Lyon Township when the 1880 U.S. Census was taken.21 Sometime after 1882, Charlotte moved to St. Louis,22 where she lived the rest of her life. Charlotte died of acute gastritis on 24 Jul 1893 at 916 Garrison AVE in St. Louis, MO. She was buried on 27 Jul 1893 in the new Bethlehem Cemetery in St. Louis, MO. Charlotte, age 30, was single at the time of her death. She was survived by her siblings and mother.23
This concludes the story of Hermann HeinrichG2 Poeppelmeier, his wife, and their unmarried children. Chapters Twenty-Two through Twenty-Five covers the stories of the married children of Hermann HeinrichG2 and AnneG5 Poeppelmeier nee Glied. The Poeppelmeier story continues in Chapter Twenty-Two with Hermann Heinrich Poeppelmeier's eldest son, Friedrich WilhelmG3 Poeppelmeier.
End-Notes1 Diether Raff, A History of Germany From The Medieval Empire to the Present, (Berg, Oxford, Hamburg, New York: St. Martin's Press 1988), pp. 44-46.
2 Germany, Prussia, Westfalen, Herford, St. Petri Evangelisch Reformiert Church Records, FHL film #0473629, Vol.-1, p. 201, Civil Stand, Ahmsen, 1811 Birth Records.
3 Germany, Prussia, Westfalen, Herford, Evangelisch Münstergemeinde Church Records, FHL film #0473667, Vol.-9, entry #4 Lippe, 1846 Marriage Records.
4 Ibid., FHL film #047365, Vol.-9, Entry #161, 1824 Birth Records.
5 Diether Raff, op. cit., p. 110.
7 Fritz Verdenhalven, Die Auswanderer aus dem Fuestentum Lippe (bis 1877), (Bielefeld: Sievert & Sieveking, 1980), p. 189, entry #211.
8 Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, Connecticut, Dec 1991
9 National Archives, Ship Passenger Lists, Port of New Orleans, LA, NAR film #52, Collection M259, Bark Dorette, 21 Oct 1867.
10 Information submitted by Jean Panhorst, Gerald, MO, 1990.
12 Missouri, Franklin County, Lyon Township, Cedar Creek PO, 1870 U.S. Census, FHL film #055274, p. 34, 224/219.
13 Information submitted by Jean Panhorst, Gerald, MO, 1990.
14 Missouri, Franklin County, 1880 U.S. Census on microfilm at Missouri State Archives in Jefferson City, MO, Lyon Township, p. 36. Information courtesy of Jean Panhorst, Gerald, MO, 1990.
15 Missouri, Franklin County, Land Records, FHL film #0940977, Vol.-27, p. 534.
16 Missouri, Franklin County, Ebenezer Evangelical and Reformed Church Records, StLGS film #131, Vol.-1, Part-9, entry #13, 1885 Death Records. Tombstone found in old section of Ebenezer Cemetery located north of Gerald in Franklin County, MO.
17 Germany, Prussia, Westfalen, Herford, Evangelisch Münstergemeinde Church Records, FHL film #1051677, Lippe, entry #15, 1849 Birth Records. NOTE: THE SURNAME ON HIS ONLY SPONSOR WAS SPELLED PÖPPELMANN, BUT IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE SPONSOR WAS ACTUALLY SIMON ULRICH PÖPPELMEIER WHO DID LIVE AT LAER. THERE WERE NO PÖPPELMANNS LIST IN THE CHURCH RECORDS.
18 Ibid., NOTE: Death date notation was found on birth record.
19 Ibid., FHL film #1051680, entry #6, Lippe, 1863 Birth Records.
20 Missouri, Franklin County, Ebenezer Evangelical and Reformed Church Records, StLGS film #131, Vol.-1, Part-3, entry #15, 1877 Confirmation Records.
21 Missouri, Franklin County, 1880 U.S. Census on microfilm at Missouri State Archives in Jefferson City, MO, Lyon Township, p. 36. Information courtesy of Jean Panhorst, Gerald, MO, 1990.
22 Charlotte Poeppelmeier does not appear in Communicant list of Ebenezer "Stone" Evangelical and Reformed Church of Franklin County, MO after Pent. 1882.
23 Missouri, St. Louis, Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church Records, Concordia Historical Institute hereinafter CHI film #1001, Book-3, p. 366, entry #23, 1893 Death Records. Also (New) Bethlehem Cemetery internment records, hand copied from original internment book Jun of 1990, p. 10, entry #357, Charlotte Poeppelmeier, 30 years, 9 months, female, white, born Germany died at 916 Garrison AVE on July 24, 1893, acute Gastritis, Dr. Wm. G. Moore of 3091 Easton AVE, Undertaker-M. Hermann; Interment lot 6/4 block-3, section-1, date of burial July 27, 1893. Tombstone in New Bethlehem Cemetery reads: Charlotte Poeppelmeier, geb. 15 Jul 1863; gest 24 July 1893.