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Dorothea J. "Doretta or Dora" Meinscher Grunau
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Birth: Dec. 4, 1856
Goslarer Landkreis
Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Death: Mar. 9, 1929
Williamson County
Texas, USA

Dau of Wilhelm & Marie (Warlich) Meinscher

Immigrated to Texas in 1878 from Bremen GE to the port of New Orleans LA.

Sister to: Charlie, Wilhemina "Minna", Fritz Max "Fred", August Wilhmen, Charles H., William Conrad, Herman Wilhelm, Wilhemina "Minnie", & Anna "Annie.

m. 26 Aug 1880, Travis Co TX---#1 Vinzenz "Vincent" Faist - b, Jan 1855 d. aft 1910 census

3 children:
**Mary Antoinette "Tonie"- b.May 1880 d. aft 21 Apr 1910 m. 1898-Chas. Burton Frost (4 children)

**William Charles - b. 1881 d. 1948, m. -Emilia Ebelt (6 children)

**Charles "Ernest" H.- b.1884 d. 1947, m. #1 Mamie ? m. #2 Mazie "Merle" Smith

m. 4 Jun 1885, Travis Co TX---#2 Otto W. Grunau - b. Jan 1840 Germany, d, 26 May 1906 Austin, Travis Co, TX

3 children:
**Lena - b. 1888 d. 1971 m.1908-Robt. L. Bullock (1 son)

**Charles Conrad - b. 1890 d. 1962 m. Kate Sarah Mitchell

**Alfred William - b. 1895 d. 1959

NOTE: The 2 little boys, Wm. Charles & Charles "Ernest", from Dora's first marriage were both adopted on 27 Mar 1885 - William by the Carl Duesterhoeft family of Austin TX and Ernest by the David O'Brien family also of Austin, who later moved to Port Angeles WA. Both of these families where members of St. Martin's Lutheran Church, where the Meinscher family also attended. Dora went into her second marriage with only her little daughter, Tonie, - who was born 3-months before she married her first husband, Vincent, making it unsure as to whether she was actually Vincent's daughter or making one wonder if perhaps Dora had been married before, as she was 25 years old when they married.

Dora was my great-grand aunt
Family links: 
  Otto W. Grunau (1840 - 1906)
  William Charles (Faist) Duesterhoeft (1882 - 1948)*
  Charles "Ernest" (Faist) O'Brien (1884 - 1947)*
  Lena Grunau Scharnberg (1888 - 1971)*
  Charles Conrad Grunau (1890 - 1962)*
  Alfred William Grunau (1895 - 1959)*
*Calculated relationship
Oakwood Cemetery
Travis County
Texas, USA
Plot: Sec. 2, Lot 501
Maintained by: Donna Meinscher Plessala...
Originally Created by: Fluttergirl
Record added: Jan 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47070180
Dorothea J. Doretta or Dora <i>Meinscher</i> Grunau
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Dorothea J. Doretta or Dora <i>Meinscher</i> Grunau
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