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Christopher Messerschmitt
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Birth: Apr. 1, 1848
Munich (München), Germany
Death: Jun. 13, 1898
Trenton
Mercer County
New Jersey, USA

Trenton Sunday Times-Advertiser, August 5, 1917

What the Germans Have Done For Growth of Third Ward

Another Third Ward German identified with musical interests was Christopher Messerschmitt. He married in the early 1870's a Miss Haslach, daughter of Francis Haslach, himself a man of note in the Mill Hill section. He was an expert machinist and from his arrival here in 1851 was with the old Trenton Iron Company till his death 26 years later. This Mr. Haslach was an old-fashioned Bavarian who always took his children to Sunday School to make sure that they got there and would not contract a debt even to give himself a home. It thus happened that he counted up his money one day and finding he had just enough to erect a house with two rooms downstairs and one upstairs, he entered into a contract for that amount of construction a 221 Second Street. Later he accumulated enough to add a kitchen and two rooms upstairs, and finally out of another year's careful savings he put on a third story. In this three-story brick dwelling, Mr. Haslach raised his family and here also Mr. Messerschmitt lived till his death 18 years ago. Older citizens will have no difficulty in recalling the familiar features of the accompanying picture. He looked like one of the heaviest men in Trenton, owing to peculiarities of his makeup, but actually never weighed more than 220 pounds. Besides giving music lessons, Mr. Messerschmidt was the clarinet player in the Opera House orchestra for 25 years and he was a member at different times of Petermann's and Winkler's Bands. Mrs. Messerschmitt also was a musician, playing the organ in St. Francis Church from the time she was about 11 years old and continuing there for 38 years. She filled other engagements as well. It is not strange to find the offspring of this worthy couple musically gifted.
Miss May succeeded her mother as organist at St. Francis and besides is a favorite violinist. Adeline is a harpist, Eva and Jennie are pianists, Helen is a cellist and Chris, Jr., the youngest child, can handle the cornet. The sisters play together as an orchestra.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Johanna Haslach Messerschmitt (1859 - 1910)*
 
 Children:
  Emma Mae Messerschmitt Franz (1882 - 1964)*
  Adaline K. Messerschmitt (1884 - 1964)*
  Eva Cecilia Messerschmitt (1887 - 1887)*
  Eva W. Messerschmitt Cooper (1890 - 1967)*
  Joanna Cecelia Messerschmitt (1892 - 1976)*
  Helen T Messerschmitt Ullrich (1895 - 1981)*
  Christopher F. Messerschmitt (1897 - 1958)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Francis Cemetery
Trenton
Mercer County
New Jersey, USA
 
Created by: Roger
Record added: Mar 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49288977
Christopher Messerschmitt
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Christopher Messerschmitt
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Christopher Messerschmitt
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 Added: Sep. 23, 2014

- Pinky
 Added: Aug. 14, 2014
May GOD Bless you as you have blessed us kin all so very well!
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: Mar. 5, 2014
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