Once was lost in time, but not forgotten, but now is found with more clues. I wish I could say we have found her family and more about her, but we have some exact data to work with now, which is more than I had hoped to receive at this time. Happy dance fantastic!
She was first noticed as a mention in the Meyer Book as Doris married to a König or Koenig, Konig. Nothing more to note whether in Germany or a emigration to United States of America. Nothing for sure to know if she was Liese, who came with Frederick Meyer in 1869 to Galena, Illinois as a single woman or even with her husband.
Katharina Dorothea Elisabeth Meyer born 12.9.1845. Babtised on the 14th day of September. Nahrendorf church. She lived with her parents at Eichdorf, a little village near nahrendorf and Oldendorf in the state of Lüneburg, Lower Saxony. Sometime before 1847 the family moved to the village Oldendorf an der Göhrde. [Later 1857 her father moved to Röthen in the Göhrde forest just past Oldendorf.]
Her godmothers : Katharine Margarethe Dorothea Luhmann, Hauswirths frau aus Eichdorf Katherine Dorothea Elisabeth Luhmann Hauswiths tochter daher.
Marriage for Dorothea was in Barskamp 3.12.1865 record a/1865 Nahrendorf [We might later look to Barskamp for more information about the König family.] Marriage with Heinrich Carl Dieterich König, a Schullehrer aus Altgarge.
So now we will look for more on the Katharina Dorothea Elisabeth König (nee MEYER) family at Barskamp and at Altgare of Bleckede and Tosterglope. I think I read something about schoolteachers of Barskamp. Lucky for us there is a chronik or history of the village online. Definitely a peek into Tosterglope It helps to read it and even to make a comment or two if it's possible.
After we have explored those sources I will check Aida and Hamburg Passenger list for any hints that they came to United states.
Note: I am not sure who the godmothers are. Possibly Catharina Margaretha LUHMANN sisters and or a wife of her brother. I hope to check on that soon. I have realized that my family tree of church records did stop with Catharina Margaretha 's generation. I only have the added information by Herr Hermann Luhmann of Quickborn.
Note: Hint - Two Meyer brothers families mentioned on the cover.
Well I really must run. I am considering doing a special blog post for tomorrow's Mothers day.
You can check and see if I did or simply went outside today.