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Posted: 962971200000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1042611950000
Surnames: Meister, Ruff, Hild
I would like to hear from any one that has any information on any of the following people:

Phillip Meister, possibly born in Milwaukee to a Simon Meister. He eventually married an Elizabeth Schneider, moved to Minnesota, had some children and died before 1880.

John Ruff, born around 1842 possibly in Bavaria, served in a Wisconson regiment during the Civil War, married Johanna Schneider, had several children and died in Minnesota in 1896. May have lived in the River Falls area about 1890.

Phillip Hild, born about 1846 possibly in Germany, married an Elizabeth Schneider, had numerous children and died in Bemidji, Minnesota.

If you regognize any of these people, please contact me.

Re: looking for leads - Meister in Milwaukee's German Newspapers Index

Posted: 1352385164000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Meister
"... Phillip Meister, possibly born in Milwaukee to a Simon Meister. He eventually married an Elizabeth Schneider, ..."

There was a Johann S. Meister who died in Milwaukee in 1867. He was married to a Margarethe. There were multiple death notices and other brief clippings in 3 of Milwaukee's German papers at the time. They may reference a son Philipp (German spelling ;-)

There are about 125 occurrences of the name Meister collected in "Milwaukee's German Newspapers; an index of death notices and related items" (1844-1950).

Gary Rebholz, compiler/editor
Milwaukee Wis.
gary.rebholz@gmail.com
Indexing Milwaukee's German newspapers continuously since 2007 ...

Re: finding leads - Meister in Milwaukee's German Newspapers Index

Posted: 1352393725000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1352474239000
Surnames: Meister
A quick look at the death notice for Johann S. Meister includes his wife, and sons Leonhard, John & Philipp (German spelling ;-). The obit. on the same page prints his name as John L. Meister showing that the German papers are not without discrepancies. Who knows what the other two German newspapers printed?

Some Milwaukee researchers and librarians will tell you not to bother with the German papers.

Gary Rebholz, compiler/editor
Milwaukee Wis.
gary.rebholz@gmail.com
"Milwaukee's German Newspapers; an index of death notices and related items" (1844-1950).
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