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Maria Gertrude Meiners Teipel
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Birth: Apr. 10, 1828, Germany
Death: Sep. 22, 1919
Kenton County
Kentucky, USA

The daughter of Johann Gerhard Meiners and his first wife Maria Elizabeth Heuer Meiners, Maria Gertrude Meiners Teipel was born April 10, 1828 in Ankum, Germany, the last-born and only girl of four children. She also had four younger half-siblings. Her stepmother was Elizabeth Dunker Meiners. Orphaned at age six, she came to America in 1847. Her older brother Herman Heinrich Meiners, who came to America first, worked for six years as a stone mason to raise enough money to bring both Gertrude and their brother, Johann Gerhard "George" Meiners, to America. She traveled from Bremen, Germany to Baltimore, Maryland and then on to Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio to join her brother and begin work as a maid-servant.

About 1848 in Cincinnati she married Peter Teipel, also from Germany, and they moved to Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky where they became the parents of Elizabeth Teipel Geller, Catherine Teipel Schrage, Maria Elizabeth Teipel Ohnefloss, Elizabeth Teipel Thoss, Peter Anthony Teipel, Joseph Teipel (who became a priest), Frank J. Teipel, Marie Emilie Gertrude Teipel, and Henry Edward Teipel. In the 1860 and 1870 censuses, she and her family lived in Adams County, Illinois. She died at age 91 on September 22, 1919 in Covington and is buried in Mother of God Cemetery.

Thanks so much to Mary Donnelly Minges and other Meiners family researchers for so much of this information. Any errors, however, are mine alone. Please go to the "edit" link on this site with any corrections or additions.
Family links: 
  Peter Teipel (1821 - 1909)*
  Elizabeth Teipel Geller (1850 - 1909)*
  Catherine Teipel Schrage (1854 - 1882)*
  Maria Elizabeth Teipel Ohnefloss (1855 - 1895)*
  Peter Anthony Teipel (1859 - 1892)*
  Frank J Teipel (1864 - 1945)*
  Henry Edward Teipel (1871 - 1951)*
*Calculated relationship
Mother Of God Cemetery
Kenton Vale
Kenton County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: Sharlotte Donnelly
Record added: Jan 05, 2013
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Maria Gertrude <i>Meiners</i> Teipel
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- Michelle 💕ღ
 Added: Jan. 16, 2014
Where are your parents, Johann Gerhard Meiners and Maria Elizabeth Heuer Meiners, buried?
- Sharlotte Donnelly
 Added: Jan. 10, 2013
Where are your other four children (Elizabeth Teipel Thoss, Joseph Teipel, Frank J. Teipel, and Marie Emilie Gertrude Teipel) buried?
- Sharlotte Donnelly
 Added: Jan. 10, 2013
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