My grandmother was born in St. Louis in 1862. Her father spelled the surname Muller but she changed it to Mueller. No nothing about her parents. Anna married Edward Gerst in St. Louis, Mo. She is 8yrs. old in this picture.
My Uncle Fred was a St. Louis, Mo. Police Officer. He and my Aunt Catherine Gerst were married approx. 1910 and they had 2 sons and 2 daughters. He passed away 05/21/1951.
My Mom's siter, Catherine(Kate) Gerst Hembree and her husband Frederick. Picture taken in St. Louis, Mo. Kate and Fred had four children.
Little Anna grew up and married Edward Michael Gerst. She died at age 70, in St. Louis, Mo.
Joseph Xavier Blumfelder, born 03/16/1859 in Munchin, Bavaria, married Wilhelmina Charlotte Rethorst, born 05/01/1862 in Versmold, Westfalen, Prussia, They were married in 1885, in St. Louis, Mo. They had seven children. Joseph died 05/12//1923. Wilhelmina died 11/09/1927.
My grandmother,Anna Mueller married Edward Michael Gerst on 05/24/1881.
Anna was the daughter of John Hermann Muller and Mary Catharina Finder. Edward and Anna had seven children. Anna died in St. Louis, Mo. 07/10/1933.
Adam is my husband's great grandfather who arrived in America in 1857 and first settled in Pekin, Illinois. We have our family traced back to Georg Ripper, 1545, in Erbach, Germany.