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 Anna Catharina <I>Messmann</I> Koppelman

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Anna Catharina Messmann Koppelman

  • Birth 15 Aug 1803 Germany
  • Death 19 Jun 1884 Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
  • Burial Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
  • Plot Area W, Walk 7-8, Lot 275, Grave 2
  • Memorial ID 13327479

Death of an Estimable Lady.—On Friday, 20th inst., Mrs. Anna C. Koppelman, aged 81 years, died at her late residence in Gardenville. She was the relict of the late John H. Koppelman, and was one of the earliest settlers of Gardenville. The funeral took place on Sunday, and was attended by a large concourse of relatives and friends of the family. The religious services were conducted by the Rev. C. G. W. Seigelen and the Rev. Dr. Schwatz. The former delivered a sermon in German and the latter in English. Mrs. Koppelman was one of the first communicants in the church in 1843, and was a steadfast and consistent member up to the day of her death.

Maryland Journal, Towson, Baltimore Co., MD
June 28, 1884, pg. 3

Born in Osnabruck, Kingdom of Hannover, Anna Messmann Koppelman was the wife of Johann Hermann (John Herman) Koppelmann, a German immigrant "market gardener" in Gardenville, Baltimore County, Maryland. Although her maiden name has come down to us as "Maseman," it seems possible that this is an anglicized version of a German name like Massmann or Messmann.

The only hints of her character comes from her husband's 1871 will, in which he speaks of his gratitude to the "industry and frugality of my dear Wife;" and from her obituary, which describers her as "an estimable lady" and "a steadfast and consistent member" of Jerusalem Ev. Luth Church, Gardenville.

As far as we know, she bore Johann Hermann two sons, John George Koppelman and John Henry Koppelman. Her remains, those of her husband, son John Henry and his wife Anna Katherine Weber Koppelman, and several infants, were moved from the Koppelman family cemetery on Frankford Ave at Radecke Avenue to Baltimore Cemetery when the land was sold in 1919; it must have been at this time that the erroneous death date was inscribed on her grave marker.


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  • Added: 11 Feb 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13327479
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Anna Catharina Messmann Koppelman (15 Aug 1803–19 Jun 1884), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13327479, citing Baltimore Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by waldonia (contributor 46824356) .