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The Emil F. "Mickey" Meis III Family Home Page

Updated December 24, 2008


Emil Ferdinand Meis
Spring Branch, TX United States
efmeis@gvtc.com

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Welcome to my family home page. With help from others (Frederick "Fritz" Kruse, Josef Meis & John C. Meis, to name a few!), I have traced my family back to Hermannus Meis in 1675 from Siddinghausen, Germany. About 1850, my great-great grandfather Ferdinand Meis immigrated from Siddinghausen to the U.S. with his mother, Margaret Happe (Meis) Pape, his brothers and the Pape brothers, finally settling in Dyersville, Iowa. My great-grandfather, Henry K. Meis, later moved by covered wagon with his wife, Mathilda "Tillie" Freiburg, and 10 children, settling in Lawton, Oklahoma. My grandfather, Emil F. Meis, was the oldest of the children. He established a grocery store in Lawton called "Meis Brother's Grocery." My father, Emil F. Meis, Jr, was a career soldier in the Army, as was I, just retiring last year after 28 years as a paratrooper and medical evacuation helicopter pilot.
Please contact me if you have any information on new or updated information on the Meis family.

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Family Photos

  • Pape-Meis Brothers (84 KB)
    the Pape-Meis Brothers immigrated to the US in 1850 with Wilhelm Pape and his new wife, Margaret (Happe) Meis, widow of Henrich Meis. Ferdinand Meis in on the front row, second from right.
  • Henry K. Meis Family (102 KB)
    Henry K Meis & wife Mathilda "Tillie" Freiburg. Young man seated in the middle is my grandfather Emil F. Meis. His youngest brother, Ferdinand(between his legs) became a Catholic priest and said the eulogy at Emil's son's funeral (Emil Jr.) in 1984.
  • Weidig Freiburg Family (227 KB)
    My great-grandmother Mathilda "Tillie" Freiburg and her family. Tillie is seated on the far right.
  • Dyersville & New Vienna, Iowa - land ownership (671 KB)
    The picture shows land ownership aound the towns. Late 1800's. Notice the Meis & Pape families.
 

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