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Mueller/Muller family of Galveston, 1850's

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Mueller/Muller family of Galveston, 1850's

Posted: 1301336582000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1301336723000
Surnames: Mueller, Muller, Schmerbeck, Wilde
Emma MUELLER/MULLER was born 18 May 1854 in Galveston, TX. Her parents were John Mueller of Germany and Mary Wilde of Switzerland. The family is found on the 1860 Census in Galveston Ward 1 as follows:

Jno Mullr 38
Mary Mullr 27
Emma Mullr 6
Eliz Mullr 2
H Lobosky 22
C Ischart 50

John's occupation is given as "merchant" and the value of his property as $5,000.

Then I lose track of them. I cannot find the Mullers in the 1870 census or thereafter at all. The next sighting of Emma is in 1869, when she arrives in Galveston on 16 Oct on the ship "Iris". She is traveling with a John Muller aged 18 (maybe her brother, or a cousin?) and in the citizenship notes it says "U.S. citizen returning from Germany". I am curious as to why a 15 year old girl would be going back to Germany from TX, and where are her parents?

Emma then marries Robert Louis Peter von SCHMERBECK on 31 Aug 1871 at the tender age of 17. He was much older, being either 28 or possibly as old as 43 if the birth record I found in Germany is accurately dated 1828. They have the following children:

1. Robert Louis**, 1878
2. Julia, abt 1878
3. Aimee, abt 1888
4. Victor Emmanuel, 1891
5. Benno, 1893

** my line

According to Robert Louis the younger's passport application in 1919, Robert Sr died March 1899. Emma Mueller Schmerbeck died 1945, and on her death certificate the following information was provided:

Father's name: John Mueller
Father's birthplace: Germany
Mother's name: Wilde
Mother's birthplace: Switzerland

Am looking for any more information about this Mueller line and the Wilde's of Switzerland as well. Respond by post or email as desired.


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