George Henry Tegtmeyer

George Henry Tegtmeyer

Male 1877 - 1969  (91 years)

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  • Name George Henry Tegtmeyer 
    Born 4 Dec 1877  Geestemunde, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • per Paul Tegtmeyer
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1 Aug 1892  Departure: Bremerhaven Arrival: New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • SS Weimar
    Medical Had at least one heart attack, see portion of letter from Paul under Misc. Notes.
    Hypertension 
    Occupation Worked For The Erie Railroad In NY City--? Secretary 
    Religion Members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Jersey City, NJ; George was a member of the Church Council 
    Died 1969 
    Person ID I32  Tegtmeyer Kenow Family
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2013 

    Father Heinrich Wilhelm Anton Tegtmeyer,   b. 18 Dec 1841, Gross Berkel, Hameln-Pyrmont, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1885  (Age 43 years) 
    Mother Bertha Schroeder,   b. 12 May 1850, Fahrenholz, Lower Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1927, Oldenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 25 Jun 1872  Polle. Hannover, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F13  Group Sheet

    Family Meta Katherina Matthias,   b. 1886,   d. 1956  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 20 Dec 1902  St. Paul's Evangelical Luth. Church; Jersey City, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. (Private) Tegtmeyer Jr
     2. Martha Adele Tegtmeyer,   b. 20 Jan 1914,   d. 21 Oct 1995, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Family ID F20  Group Sheet

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    George Henry Tegtmeyer
    George Henry Tegtmeyer

  • Notes 
    • They have 2 grandchildren as of their 53rd wedding anniversary

      Have copy of his picture; taken in Hoboken, NJ 1902

      You may have interest in contrasting the temperaments and life styles etc. of my grandfather and father and yours, their brother and cousin.
      I was 16 when Georg Sr. died and I spent quite a lot of time with him especially during the couple years prior to his death, as he lived with us for a while after getting out of the hospital following a heart attack. He was not a man of funny stories, or colorful adventures or anecdotes. He was stolid and somber, not very communicative or affectionate. He was fairly intelligent but gave little thought to anything beyond practical, day-to-day matters. Although not a particularly spiritual man, he went to church every Sunday of his life until his late 80’s, because “you were supposed to,” and he gained a certain status in the community by being his church secretary continuously for 53 years. He was an extremely conscientious and loyal employee, although an unambitious one. He often turned down offers of promotion if he thought they would be too stressful or “raise him above his station.” He went decades without a sick day and seldom used vacation time. He was faithful to his wife, but treated her like a servant, a role she was not uncomfortable in. He was a harsh disciplinarian with his children, insisted on quiet, conformity and order and gave little encouragement to their education or advancing themselves. He rarely used alcohol, but tended to get nasty and aggressive when he did. He smoked cigars until his early 70’s.
      His one interest or hobby was weight-lifting, which he did on a daily basis until his late 70’s and his physique, even as a very old man was impressive. He bragged that his weight never changed over a half century (age 30-80..165lbs). He was also rather vain about his naturally wavy pale blond hair, which you might assume from his picture.


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