Adams County ILTidbits Project

     


Register | Forgot Password
Mester, Carl
Data, images, etc., found on the PikeCoILGenWeb.org website is for the use of individual researchers only. It is NOT for other groups to copy and place on their website.


Previous Article | Next Article

Share
Mester, Carl
Contributed by Adams County ILGenWeb
Print | Save | Discuss (0) | E-Mail | Report



Carl Mester, born 1812 in Osnabrueck, Hanover, came to America in 1838, and located in St. Louis, where he married Louise Schultz, born in 1814 in Herford, Westphalia. In 1846 the family came to Quincy, where the wife died in 1849. Carl Mester then married Henrietta Weber, born 1828 in Lippe-Detmold. For many years he engaged in manufacturing bone meal. Carl Mester died in 1876, his wife departed this life 1911. Ferdinand Mester, a son of Carl Mester, born May 26, 1840, in St. Louis, at the beginning of the Civil war enlisted in the Second Illinois Artillery Regiment, became orderly-sergeant of Battery H, and served to the end of the war; he died in 1916. Carl Mester, Jr., an adopted son of Carl Mester, Sr., enlisted in Company A, Twenty-seventh Illinois Infantry, was taken prisoner, suffered and died in Andersonville Prison. Sons of Carl Mester, Sr., living: George, Theodore, Albert, Arthur; daughters: Mrs. Melina Bredenbeck and Mrs. Henrietta Schumacher.

QUINCY AND ADAMS COUNTY HISTORY AND REPRESENTATIVE MEN by David F. Wilcox. Chicago: Lewis Publishing, 1919. p. 375.

Previous Article | Next Article




Quick Reply
Your Name:
Your Comment:


You may use BB Codes in your message.
Anti-Spam Image:
Type the letters and numbers shown on the left into the box on the right (this is to prevent automated submissions).
security image


Members currently reading this thread:

Submitted: 05/26/10

Views: 90 views. Averaging 0 per day.
In the most recent 30 day period, there've been 0 views.

Previous Article | Next Article