|Birth: ||Oct. 9, 1808|
|Death: ||Sep. 18, 1891|
Christianne Henriette Huderhus, daughter of Christian Peter Gudehus Huderhus and Catharina Elisabeth Schrader. Christian and Christianne were married in Seinstadt, 1835. Seven children were born to Christian and Christianne's marriage, all born in the fatherland. Four of the children had died before 1850, when the rest of the family immigrated to America: 1) Johann Andreas Gudehus-Moehrig born 1831, died 1834; 2) Joanne Marie Elizabeth Moehrig born 1835, died 1837; 3) Marie Christine Henriette Moehrig, born 1844, died the same year, and 4) unnamed son, born dead 1846, a twin to Fritz Heinrich Freiederich Julius Moehrig.
This story begins in 1850 on board an immigration boat by the name of Vessel "Bark Solan" arriving in Galveston, Texas, November 30, 1850, from Bremen, Germany. The passenger list for this arrival included the Christian Moehrig family of five: Christian age 43, wife Christiana age 42, daughter Anna Maria Sophia age 9 years, sons Christian, Jr. age 7 years, and Fritz Fredrich age 4 years. The name on the Vessel "Bark Solan" manifest was spelled Mohrig, without the "e" which was added later. The boat arrived in Galveston with Master Balleer from Brenan, Germany, on the way to Indianola, Texas. After arriving in Indianola, they completed the trip to New Braunfels, Texas, by ox drawn wagons.
Christina worked in New Braunfels as a housekeeper for the Landys family. Christian Moehrig practiced his trade in America as a shoemaker, first in New Braunfels and then in Comaltown.
Christian Julius Andreas Moehrig became ill and died Monday, May 10, 1886. Christiana died September 18, 1891. They are buried in the Moehrig Cemetery located on the Melford George property, now known as "Georges Ranch", off FM 3009, on Tuscan Hills Drive,
Christian Julius Andreas Moehrig (1807 - 1886)
Anna Sophia Maria Moehrig Krueger (1838 - 1920)*
Christian Moehrig (1841 - 1904)*
Heinrich Friedrich Julius Moehrig (1846 - 1925)*
Inscription on the grave's headstone is in German:
"So schlumnert sonft
Ihr treuen Eltern
Uns zu fruh
Ihr Wart uns Schulz
und were Bather
Ach Wir vergessen
Note: The two graves are now enclosed in an iron fence surrounding the gravesites, as seen 160 years after arriving in America
Created by: billye schulle
Record added: Feb 17, 2010
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