|Birth: ||Apr. 10, 1828, Germany|
|Death: ||Sep. 22, 1919|
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.
On January 7, 1849 at Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio she married Peter Teipel, and they moved to Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky where they became the parents of 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. 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 and Mike Roberts 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.
Peter Teipel (1821 - 1909)*
Catherine Teipel Schrage (1854 - 1882)*
Maria Elizabeth Teipel Ohnefloss (1855 - 1895)*
Elizabeth Teipel Thoss (1857 - 1897)*
Peter Anthony Teipel (1859 - 1892)*
Frank J Teipel (1864 - 1945)*
Henry Edward Teipel (1871 - 1951)*
Mother Of God Cemetery
Created by: Sharlotte Neely Donnelly
Record added: Jan 05, 2013
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