Martha Jane <I>Chandler</I> Messmer

Martha Jane Chandler Messmer

Birth
Rowan County, North Carolina, USA
Death 17 Dec 1916 (aged 75)
Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA
Plot Potter's Field
Memorial ID 107780207 · View Source
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Martha Jane Chandler was born in June 1840 according to US Federal Census, and in Rowan County, North Carolina. Martha was married to Henry E. Meismer. Through a book published on Elmwood Cemetery Records I was able to locate the grave of my 3rd Great-Grandmother Martha Jane Chandler Meismer. I had looked for her gravesite several times on my own around two decades ago, but Elmwood Cemetery is the Charlotte City Cemetery and she was listed a being buried in Potters Field yet I could not find her on my own. Potters Field is reserved for the least wealthy in the City of Charlotte, and yet anyone can be buried there if the have money as well. Her family was living in the City of Charlotte, so I believe it was a matter of closeness to the family in Charlotte to bury her in Potters Field. Since I originally could not find her headstone and grave plot I just assumed that she did not have a memorial marker. There is an Office for Elmwood Cemetery in the City of Charlotte, and there are written records for every grave plot listing all the details on the person buried there. I personally have been to the Office for Elmwood Cemetery around two decades ago, and I even reserched the name of her husband Henry E. Meismer but he was not to be found in the written records. Therefore, I believe that my 3rd Great-Grandmother Martha Jane Chandler Meismer is buried alone without any family members by her side there in Potters Field section of Elmwood Cemetery in the City of Charlotte. Finally last year 2017 there was a meeting at the Old Mecklenburg Genealogical Society, and the guest speaker was the Director of the Office for Elmwood Cemetery in the City of Charlotte, and he said that he would be willing to go find the exact location of any grave plot. Therefore, I took him up on his offer, and to my complete surprize he found a headstone for my 3rd Great-Grandmother Martha Jane Chandler Meismer. I was greatly overjoyed to learn the discovery, because I had given up all hope of finding her headstone. In fact, once I went to visit her grave plot there were no other headstones nor memorial markers around hers for beyond 20 feet, so hers was the single marker in a sea of green grass in all directions in Potters Field. I know that someone in the family loved her, and either she had money or they had money to buy the Memorial Marker for her. The final resting place for my 3rd Great-Grandmother Martha Jane Chandler Meismer is known, and anyone can go there to visit her as well. No one has to wait two decades to go and see her headstone now. As you can see finding her final resting place has meant a lot to me, because of the surprize of finding her too! There other inportant thing is that she was the wife of Henry E. Meismer, and he was born in Rowan County too. Additionally, he was in the War Between the States, and was a soldier in Company F, 57 Regiment of the North Carolina State Troops, and he did survive "The War." One of their daughters is my direct ancestor or my 2nd Great-Grandmother Sarah Dorcus Meismer, and she was born in Cabarrus County, North Carolina.


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  • Created by: JJH
  • Added: 3 Apr 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 107780207
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Martha Jane Chandler Messmer (21 Jul 1841–17 Dec 1916), Find a Grave Memorial no. 107780207, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by JJH (contributor 47481859) .