Heinrich Wilhelm Anton Tegtmeyer

Heinrich Wilhelm Anton Tegtmeyer

Male 1841 - 1885  (43 years)

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  • Name Heinrich Wilhelm Anton Tegtmeyer 
    Born 18 Dec 1841  Gross Berkel, Hameln-Pyrmont, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Inn keeper in Polle, Germany 
    Died 1885 
    Person ID I35  Tegtmeyer Kenow Family
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2013 

    Father Wilhelm Tegtmeyer 
    Mother Melusine Karoline Hohlbrock 
    Family ID F3007  Group Sheet

    Family 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 
    Children 
     1. Berta Frederika Wilhelmina Caroline Tegtmeyer,   b. 4 Mar 1873, Polle. Hannover, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. William George Tegtmeyer, I,   b. 15 Feb 1875, Geestemunde/ Bremerhaven Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1939, St. Louis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     3. George Henry Tegtmeyer,   b. 4 Dec 1877, Geestemunde, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1969  (Age 91 years)
    Family ID F13  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Heinrich Wilhelm Anton Tegtmeyer
    Heinrich Wilhelm Anton Tegtmeyer

  • Notes 
    • In letter (8/21/1990) from Martha Hedden: Tegtmeyer was in the Kaiser's service; " the saluting, heel clicking kind of person and a very strict disciplinarian". He died about age 42.

      Have copy of Picture of Wilhelm Anton Tegtmeyer taken in Oldenburg, 1884

      In letter from Paul Tegtmeyer:
      With regard to our great grandfather, my information indicates his name was Wilhelm Anton. I believe he was a cavalry officer, probably the equivalent of a captain. I and not certain which army he served in, at least at the time of his death, whether it was the Imperial German Army, or some regiment still attached to the King of Hanover. My grandfather always said how his family had hated the Kaiser and were against the domination of Prussia, and of Hanover becoming part of the German Empire (1870). Hanover was one of 5 Kingdoms (along with Wurtemberg, Saxony, Bavaria and Prussia) and some 30 duchies, electorates and free cities which became the German Empire. It is unclear whether the King of Hanover, at that point a figurehead and vassal of the Kaiser, would have been allowed to have his own army.
      The family lore which I received about his death was that he had accepted a bet or dare to ride his horse into a palace or mansion where he was stationed. He rode in and hit his head on either a chandelier or archway, fell off the horse and broke his neck.
      With regard to any Tegtmeyers further back in time, my grandfather had told me that his grandfather (our G,G,Grandfather) was a “Jagermeister,” which is a game warden or someone who organizes the equipment for a hunt. I have no idea what his dates would be. I am uncertain whether my grandfather ever met him, or where he would have worked.


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