According to the Internet Surname Database, the Rothmeyer surname has not been researched. I know very little about its origins, as I have done little research on this branch of my tree.
Surname in my Tree
My closest Rothmeyer ancestor is my 2nd great grandmother, Emma T. Rothmeyer (1870-1947). The line goes back to her father, Joseph Rothmeyer (1835-?). Sadly, that’s as far as I’ve gotten.
I believe Joseph Rothmeyer was born in the Germany/Prussia/Austria region of Europe around 1835. This is based on nothing more than supposition and family lore at this point. I do know that by 1870, he had married a woman named Christina and was living in a place called Strawberry Point in Boardman, Clayton, Iowa. 1880 is the last time I see Joseph in the census. Emma was supposedly born a few days after the 1870 census was taken, though I have no proof of this either. She married Joseph Huber on 9 October 1892 in Yankton, Dakota Territory and they lived there for the remainder of their days. They had 8 children: Clara Rose, Christina Ann (my great grandmother), Elenora Bertha, Martha Mabel, Joseph Peter, Mildred Theresa, Alice, and Paul. Emma died on 1 May 1947 and is buried at Sigel Cemetery in Yankton, South Dakota.
It looks like I’m just going to have to buckle down and start doing some real research on this branch of the tree.