Descendants of Peter Meisberger
According to immigration records, the Meisbergers came to the United States in the 1840s originating from the German state of Rheinland-Pfalz. There is some evidence that the family came from a city in Rheinland-Pfalz called Namborn (present day Bavaria).
Generation No. 1
1. PETER1 MEISBERGER was born WFT Est. 1750-1781 in Prussia, Germany, and died WFT Est. 1806-1842 in Prussia, Germany. He married MARIA MARGARETA in Prussia, Germany. She was born 1767 in Germany, and died August 18, 1849 in Ripley Co. IN..
Children of PETER MEISBERGER and MARIA MARGARETA are:
Generation No. 2
2. PETER JR.2 MEISBERGER (PETER1) was born 1799 in Rheinland, Pfalz-Prussia, Antwerp (Germany), and died January 16, 1875 in Ripley Co., IN. He married MARY. She was born 1807 in Germany.
Notes for PETER JR. MEISBERGER:
Naturalization Records, Ripley County Circuit Court, Order Book F. 1843-1846, p 259. Peter Meisberger 19 Mar 1845 Court; b. Rhine Prov. Prussia, application; is 50; children: Catherine 19, Peter Jr. 12, Nicholas 7.
Will and Testament: Peter Meisberger. Signed January 16, 1872 and filed December 10, 1878. (Date of death not confirmed)
"In the name of the most blessed Trinity, I the undersigned Peter Meisberger, residing at St. Magdalene, Shelby Twp., Ripley Co., Ind., do hereby declare with free will and sound mind, that after my death my wife Mary Meisberger shall inherit and take charge of all my property, Personal and Real Estate, to have and to own, at her will and disposal; and hereby declare this as my last will and testatment; in the presence of the undersigned witnesses. This the 16th day of January, 1872".
Peter X Meisberberger, mark
Witnesses: John Merl, Joseph Regenold
Notes for MARY: The 1880 census lists Mary as the 73 year old grandmother of Peter Meisberger.
Children of PETER MEISBERGER and MARY are:
3. JOSEPH2 MEISBERGER (PETER1) was born May 19, 1805 in Antwerp, Germany, and died November 14, 1887. He married ELIZABETH SISTERHEIM 1828 in Germany. She was born 1809 in Germany, and died November 21, 1886 in Ripley Co. IN..
Notes for ELIZABETH SISTERHEIM: Burial:St. Madgalene Cemetery Jefferson Co. St. Magdalene moved from Jefferson Proving Ground.
Children of JOSEPH MEISBERGER and ELIZABETH SISTERHEIM are:
Generation No. 3
4. PETRUS3 MEISBERGER, JR. (PETER JR.2, PETER1) was born Abt. 1833 in Prussia, and died August 1, 1872 in Shelby Twp., Ripley Co. IN. He married MARIA STULIG April 24, 1855 in Ripley County, IN, daughter of JOHANNES STULIG and MARIA PERING. She was born 1837 in France.
Notes for PETRUS MEISBERGER, JR.: Naturalization Records, Ripley Co, Court House, Order Book F. 1843-1846, Circuit Ct. pg 259
1860 Census: Indiana Ripley County p. 392
1870 Census (G.S. Film #593 Roll 355 - Shelby Twp., Ripley Co., IN)
Ripley County Marriages in 1855, p. 50 at Ripley Co., Historical Society
St. Magdalene Catholic Church Records Book 1 pg. 18 and pg 78 Deaths. Peter died at age 38 years, 11 mos and 20 days.
Notes for MARIA STULIG: Last name uncertain...it is listed in the records as Stohlich, Stuhlig or Stulig.
Children of PETRUS MEISBERGER and MARIA STULIG are:
Generation No. 4
5. NICOLAS4 MEISBERGER (PETRUS3, PETER JR.2, PETER1) was born June 30, 1872, and died 1937. He married ROSEMARY SCHREINER, daughter of PETER SCHREINER and MARY ECKEL. She was born December 18, 1873.
More About NICOLAS MEISBERGER: Baptism: July 7, 1872, St. Magdalen Church, sponsors: Nicolas Nauert and Cath. Meisberger Schutz
Children of NICOLAS MEISBERGER and ROSEMARY SCHREINER are:
Generation No. 5
6. JOSEPH5 MEISBERGER (NICOLAS4, PETRUS3, PETER JR.2, PETER1) was born 1894, and died 1934. He married (1) LORETTA SYNNOTT MEYER. He married (2) HATTIE CALVERT 1914.
More About JOSEPH MEISBERGER: Cause of Death: Rheumatic Heart
Notes for LORETTA SYNNOTT MEYER: Loretta also had two children from a previous marriage.
7. PETER5 MEISBERGER (NICOLAS4, PETRUS3, PETER JR.2, PETER1) was born 1896, and died 1947. He married CATHERINE RITTER 1925. She was born 1973.
More About PETER MEISBERGER: Cause of Death: Stroke
8. WILLIAM5 MEISBERGER (NICOLAS4, PETRUS3, PETER JR.2, PETER1) was born 1899. He married MARIE WOLF 1920.
9. ROSE5 MEISBERGER (NICOLAS4, PETRUS3, PETER JR.2, PETER1) was born 1901. She married (1) EDWARD KNEFF 1920. She married (2) JOSEPH SPRINGER 1924. He died 1970.
10. RALPH O.5 MEISBERGER (NICOLAS4, PETRUS3, PETER JR.2, PETER1) was born September 23, 1911 in Cincinnati, OH, and died June 14, 1971 in Cincinnati, OH. He married ELIZABETH ELLEN LUCKETT 1933, daughter of JOSEPH LUCKETT and EUGENIA THOMAS. She was born July 22, 1912, and died April 11, 1994 in Cincinnati, OH.
Marriage Notes for RALPH MEISBERGER and ELIZABETH LUCKETT: Met on October 11, 1932 while watching the Holy Name Parade.
11. NORBERT5 MEISBERGER (NICOLAS4, PETRUS3, PETER JR.2, PETER1) was born September 16, 1915 in Cincinnati, OH. He married CLARA LESTER. She was born August 23, 1919 in Somerset, KY.