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Queries - Ancestors surname beginning with M
Mack/Shell, Johannes

Seek parents/vitals/residences for Johannes MACK & wife Anna Margaret ? , arrived Philadelphia 15 Sep 1729 on ship "Allen." Johannes possibly brother of Alexander MACK, founder of Church of the Brethren (AKA Dunkard or German Baptist). Their son John MACK (b 1750/51; d 1783) married Anna Maria SHELL, had children: Johannes (b 1776), & Wilhelm (b 1782). 

2003, Submitter: Robert R. Jackson, email
301 Teakwood Lane, Cedar Hill, TX 75104

Macke/Taylor/Myerweassel, Johann Herman Joseph

Seek info Johann Herman Joseph MACKE B 1 Dec 1817 Oldenburg Ger, and first wife Hannah TAYLOR, m ca 1843 possibly VA. Two ch: Henry b 1844 VA; Mary b 18 Oct 1848 Oldenburg IN. Hannah d 31 Oct 1848 Oldenburg. Joseph then m Theresa MYERWEASSEL May 1849. Five ch: Agnes, Theresa, John, Bernard, Joseph. Joseph St. d 16 Nov 1891 Oldenburg IN.

1998, Submitter: Amy Lampkin, email
713 Dennis Ave., Silver Spring MD 20901

Maneval/Osias, Pierre

Seek info lineage of Pierre MANEVAL b 1662 Dauphine, Frankreich, France. Died 1704 Durrmenz, Wurttemberg, Ger. Lived there late 1600s where Elizabeth, Judit & Jeremie were born. Elizabeth born 1695 m Etienne OSIAS, son of Stephen. Will exchange info. 

1999, Submitter: Theda Brinker
Delta Place, M-4, Lewisburg PA 17837

Mann/Snyder, Johannes Peter

Looking for any information on Johannes Peter Mann born 23 July 1711 in Germany. He had a son, Jacob Mann 1733 who married Anna Margaritha Snyder in New York.

2015, Submitter: M Maher
0538 Carolina Willow Dr. Ft. Myers FL 33913

Marsteller/Mosteller/Mostiller/Mostella/Mastella/Mastriller, Johann Peter

Seek info on Johann Peter MARSTELLER (MOSTELLER / MOSTILLER / MOSTELLA / MASTELLA / MARST1LLER), born 8 May 1705, died about 1772. Emigrated 05 Oct 1737 from Pfungstadt Germany on the "Townsend." Married to Eva Elizabeth SACHS. Not known where he initially settled, but by early 1740's was  in Upper Saucon township, later moved to York, PA. Family migrated early 1770s to North Carolina, not sure whether Johann Peter made the trip since date of death & location of his grave are unknown.

2005, Submitter: Lanell Matsumura, email, Phone: 850- 874-8678.
7117 Pocahontas St., Panama City FL 32404

Martz/Mertz/Marks/Myers/Meyers, Peter

Peter MARTZ b 20 Feb 1789 Lancaster Co PA m Christina MYERS ca 1808 Wayne Co IN; d May 1872 Hamilton Co IN. Seek info Peter's father Nicholas and ancestors. Nicholas' spouse? Also any info Christina MYERS family. 

1998, Submitter: Joyce Wonders
P.O.Box 224, Reynolds IN 47980

Mattil/Martell/Koelsch/Ruby, Catharina Elisabetha

Seek origin of the name MATTIL. Catharina Elisabetha MATTIL (bap 02 Jul 1788, Lambrecht, Pfaltz), daughter of John Jacob MATTIL & Catharina KOELSCH, mar 12 Jun 1816 at Lambrecht to Michael RUBY of the Geiselberg Muhle, Canton Waldfischbach, Pfaltz. The RUBY family originated in area of Bern, Switzerland. Could MATTIL derive from the French surname MARTEL?

2004, Submitter: Verna Forbes Willson, Phone: 801-334-0086
1150 25th St., Ogden UT 84401-2714.

Mattinger/Kastner/Hunt, George

Seek info family in Thaleischweller-Froeschen, Ger of George MATTINGER b ca 1690 and dau Susanna MATTINGER KASTNER, later married someone named HUFF, and Johann Michael MATTINGER IN Lehigh Co PA ca 1750. Also anybody else with this surname. 

1999, Submitter: Angela Hatfield, email
PMB 728, PO Box 959, Kihei HI 96753-0959

Meiser/Hein/Schroeder, Catharina

Seek info on Catharina MEISER (b 19 Apr 1798 in Wustweiler, Rheinland, Pfalz, Bayern), dau of Johannes Nicolaus MEISER and Margaretha HEIN. She m Wilhelm SCHROEDER.

2006, Submitter: Rita Hines, email
5283 Ruthton Road, Columbus, OH 43220.

Meister, Louis

Seek origin of Louis MEISTER (b 1834 Germany, d 5 Jul 1889 Colfax, McLean Co., Illinois), a butcher in Colfax 1860-1886. He man Maria _? (b 28 Aug 1836 Austria, d 11 Oct 1912 Colfax). Children: Martin (b 1858), Ross Erassmus (b 1860), Margaret Gertrude (b 1862), Elizabeth G. (b 1864), Mary (b ?), & Lena (b 1868).

2002, Submitter: Lynn Bernhard, email, Phone: 801-491-8929
2445 W 450 West #4, Springville UT 84663-4950

Mellinger/Hamilton, Melchoir

Seek death date of Melchoir MELLINGER (b 1725?), arr 1772, 1st wife died on voyage. Also need birth & death dates of his 2nd wife Marguerita HAMILTON, & place of burial. Their son Jacob MELLINGER was born 1780 in Strausberg or Lampeter Co., PA. Jacob had a son Melchoir who came to Ohio. 

2002, Submitter: Verna Mellinger, email

Mercer/McVicker/Dawson/Fair/Staley/Petty/Suddeth/Evick/Fisher, Edward

Seek info/origins for Edward MERCER & wife Ann, of Frederick Co., VA prior to 1743. In 1760 sold 200 acres to son Moses MERCER. Moses (d.c.1796, will 28 Sep 1796) & wife Dianah had children Dianna (Mercer) McVICKER; Mary (Mercer) DAWSON; Ann MERCER (d. bef 1793), m. Thomas J. FAIR Sr, had 3 children, he m.2nd 1793 to Jane Sylvia ?; John MERCER (d. young, will 1748, probate 1749, left everything to father); Gidian MERCER, Edward MERCER, William MERCER. Other surnames: STALEY, PETTY, SUDDETH, EVICK (orig Wilhelmsfeld, Germany), FISHER (Eve & Sarah).

2003, Submitter: Josephine Neff
4355 S. Wapak Rd. #8, Cridersville OH 45806

Mertz/Straub, Peter

Seeking reliable proof Peter MERTZ b 22 Oct 1774, d 6 Feb 1845, & his wife Catherine (maiden name?) b 8 Nov 1776, d 30 Sep 1852, are parents of Sarah MERTZ b Jun/Jul 1808. Sarah m 30 March 1828 to Benjamin STRAUB, Sr. All near Freeburg, Snyder Co PA. Sarah died, & buried Elkhart Co. & Benjamin died & buried Snyder Co. They were Lutherans, had a large family. 

1999, Submitter: Patricia Shelley
54152 Brookstone Ct., Elkhart IN 46514-4892

Messerchmidt/Messerschmitt/Kreig/Krebe, (no name)

Seek info on MESSERCHMIDT, MESSERSCHMITT, KREIG, and KREBS families residing mid-1700s in Gommersheim, Bavaria. 

2002, Submitter: Lynn Bernhard, email, Phone: 801-491-8929
2445 W 450 West #4, Springville UT 84663-4950

Messerschmidt/Zuber, Johann Christoph

Seek parents of Johann Christoph MESSERSCHMIDT (d 1857), a farmer of Duttweiler, Bavaria; also parents of his wife Johnaetta ZUBER (man 1808 in Duttweiler).

2002, Submitter: Lynn Bernhard, email, Phone: 801-491-8929
2445 W 450 West #4, Springville UT 84663-4950

Michel/Maurer/Kast, Christian

Seek info Christian MICHEL b 20 Sep 1811 m Elisabetha MAURER 8 May 1835, she b 11 Jun 1811. Children: Katherina Elisabeth b 5 Nov 1835; Maxmillian b 3 Oct 1843; Katherina b March or April 1851. All of these events in Stahlberg, Germany. Maxmillian and Katherina (1851) came to America. Katharine married (first name?) KAST.

2000, Submitter: Dorothy Logozzo
123 Patricia Way, Hamilton MT 59840

Miller, Jacob I.

Seek parents of Jacob I. MILLER, b 05 Jan or 22 Jan 1815, Fairfield Co. or Hocking Co., OH; had son Michael Mason MILLER. Parents maybe born in Virginia. 

2002, Submitter: Jean Mitchell
541 Yaronia Dr. N, Columbus, OH 43214

Miller/Albright, Daniel

Seek to fill in blanks for Daniel MILLER, in 1750 the family in Berks/ Northhampton Co PA with 12 year old son Frederick who in 1763 mar. Eva Maria ALBRIGHT (where?). Next living Northumberland Co 1773. Frederick served w/Capt. Henry Storuch's Co., 6th battalion of Berks Co. militia.

1998, Submitter: Luther Miller, email
1440 Dublin Rd., Maple Glen PA 19002


Miller/Beshore, Mary Margaret

Seek marr & par of Mary Margaret MILLER (b 26 Oct 1852, d 30 Nov, 1929), w/o George W. BESHORE (b 30 Nov 1843, d 03 Jan 1913). They lived in Yoe, York Co, PA. Children: Flora M.; Emma J; William Henry; Amanda; John Andrew; Mary Ell; Cora  Matilda; stillborn twins; infant son; & Horace E. BESHORE.

2005, Submitter: Apryl Anderson, email
L'Adrech, Rte de Vauvenargues, 13100 St Marc Jaumegarde, France

Miller/Mueller/Muller/Peter, Friedrich Robert

Seek info Friedrich Robert MUELLER b. ca 1823 m Appolonia Helene PETER. 1880 Census lists place of birth "Saxony"; for father "Hanover", for mother "Dresden" Imm ca 1856, settled in NY, moved to Union Twp NJ ca 1863. Friedrich d. 1 Mar 1888. His wife b. ca 1839 Bavaria, her parents b. there also. She d. 12 April 1917. Their ch: Friedrich Anton b. 18 Feb 1870; Henry Wm b. 9 Jan 1873; Bertha b. 14 Jun 1879.

1998, Submitter: Doug Davis, email
119 Franklin Ave., Lewes DE 19958-1413 

Mills/May, Lydia Jane

Seek par/sibs of Lydia Jane MILLS (bc 1856, d 18 Mar 1902 prob Mt. Wolf, York Co, PA), w/o Daniel S. MAY (b14 Mar 1850, d 16 Mar 1935). They married in York Co., PA, when & where?

2005, Submitter: Apryl Anderson, email
L'Adrech, Rte de Vauvenargues, 13100 St Marc Jaumegarde, France

Moll/Maul, Charles

Seek ancestry, origin Charles MOLL b 20 Jun 1810, Lehigh Co PA, m ca 1834 Mary HALL. Children: Tilghman b ca 1835; Ephraim b ca 1837; Malinda b ca 1838; John b ca 1846; Margaretta b ca 1851; Franklin b 11 Jun 1857 c 9 Nov 1941 Bethlehem PA. Is there a connection with 1710 NY MAUL family?

1998, Submitter: Gilbert Leach, email
9 Oakwood Dr., Wappingers Falls NY 12590-1207

Morse/Riddle/Dutcher, James

Seek info James MORSE & wife Martha E. RIDDLE, need birthdates & places, when & where married, when & where died, from where might they have emigrated. Their son Fred James MORSE b 3 Oct 1860 in Gouvenor, St. Lawrence Co NY went to NE by himself at about the age of 18 & m Clara Etta DUTCHER 8 May 1881 in Plainview, Pierce Co NE. He died 25 May 1949 in Plainview. 

1999, Submitter: Libby Summers, email
1731 S. W. 17th St., Redmond OR 97756

Motsch, Johann Adam

Looking for emigration record of Johann Adam MOTSCH, b 1834 in Altheim (Rhinelancl/Pfalz), Saarland. Emigrated to New Orleans probably between 1849-1860.

2007, Submitter: Stan Barras, email

Muehlbauer/Kippel/Neuberger/Loebel, Joseph

Seek origin in Ger (Bavaria?) for Joseph MUEHLBAUER b 1850 to Peter MUEHLBAUER and Katharine KIPPEL. He m (1) Mary Anna NEUBERGER and (2) Theresia LOEBEL. Immigrated US 1884 with second wife. 

1999, Submitter: Doris Weaver, email
RR2 Box 257, Vandalia IL 62471-9538

Mueller, Michel

Seek information about the parents of Michel Mueller (1819 – 1919 NY) of Meckesheim, Baden. He emigrated with his Wife Barbara Benz in 1852. They resided in Elma, Erie Co., NY until his death in 1919. 

2015, Submitter: Stuart R. Herlan, 1687 Brookfield Square S, Columbus, Ohio 43229

Myer/Meier/Meyer, Henry

Seeking information on Henry Myer b. Oldenburg Germany b. abt. 1820 married Catherine ?. Settled in Clermont County Ohio.  Could be related to the Renneker orAumann families.

2015, Submitter: M. Hess 657 Kensington Dr. Columbus OH 43230