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Mester, Carl
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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.

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