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Surname Saturday: Rothmeyer — 3 Comments

  1. Hello Jenny, I think I have some info about the Rothmeyers that might help you. Joseph died in Yankton May 17, 1907 and is buried at Sacred Heart Cemetery. His first wife Christina Wagner, your ancestor is buried at the Sigel cemetery. She died April 3, 1894. Joseph remarried January 11, 1899–Margaret Steffen and she is also buried at Sacred Heart Cemetery (died 1938). According to some trees on ancestry (including one by JHuber), Joseph’s parents were Louis and Kathrina Breimar (Rothmeyer) who were born in Bavaria and died in Germany. Joseph’s brother Mathias did come to the US also and stayed in the Elkadar, Clayton Co., Iowa area while Joseph and Christina moved to South Dakota.

    Mary Lou

  2. Also looking for info on my Rothmeyer relatives. Franz Rothmeier brought his two sons, Franz- 8yrs, and Gregor- 6yrs, from Austria to Nebraska in 1880’s. The name of the elder Franz Rothmeier was Johann (Johannes?) Rothmeier, whose wife was Catherine (Meines, Names?) Family information said they were from Stockerau, Jungwindl (?), Austria.

    If you know anything about this part of the family, I would appreciate any information.

    Thanks,

    Jane (Rothmeyer) McCarthy

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