M. Barbara Wirth

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surname:  Wirth  
given name(s):  (Margarete) Barbara  
usually known as:  Barbara  
married name:  Barbara Meyer  
birth date/place:  7 May 1829 Mantel, Bavaria
died:  19 November 1920  
cemetery/city:  Union Milwaukee, WI
father:  J. Bartholomaeus Wirth  
mother:  M. Elisabethe Kunz  
spouse:  G. Wilhelm Meyer  
marriage date/place:   1853 Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Barbara Meyer   (1854--1942)
Wilhelmine F. Meyer   (1856--1941)
Johann A. Meyer   (1857--1937)
Edward Meyer   (1859--1930)
William H. Meyer   (1862--1941)
A. Elisabetha Meyer   (1864--1944)
G. Leonhard Meyer   (1866--1949)
M. Kunigunde Meyer   (1867--1953)
G. Hermann Meyer   (1870--1913)
A. Carl Meyer   (1872--1951)


immigration: Arrived in USA in 1852.

records and documents:

additional information:
Hugo Wallschlaeger's genealogical records say that Barbara was born in "Mandel, Bavaria". Church and census records also state that she was born in Bavaria. The Trinity (Milwaukee) church record for her marriage lists her birthplace as "Mantel" or "Mandel" (hard to read). A transcription of Immmanuel (Cedarburg) church records lists her brother's birthplace as "Mantel, Bavaria".

Information from Oskar Kammerer in Mantel confirms that this is the right village.

Barbara and her husband were Lutherans, a minority in southern Germany, which may be part of the reason they came to America. But Mantel had a thriving Lutheran church.

John Bartelt 2006-01-30