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George Ehrhard Beer

George Ehrhard Beer

Male 1821 - 1864  (43 years)

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  • Name George Ehrhard Beer 
    Born 4 Jan 1821  Wurzelbrunn, Floss, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Christened 5 Jan 1821  Lutheran Evangelical Church, Floss, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Arrival 7 Sep 1853  New York, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Sailed from Bremen aboard the "Bremerhaven" 9 Jul 1853. The Captain was C Hilken, and there were 267 passengers.
    Residence 1855  Manitowoc, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1860  Manitowoc, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 29 Oct 1864  Manitowoc, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I64  Master
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2017 

    Father Johann Georg Baer,   b. 21 Aug 1785, Wurzelbrunn, Floss, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1854, Wurzelbrunn, Floss, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Anna Maria Jakob,   b. 1782, Goesen, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1851, Floss, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Family ID F417  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Julia Kathrina Zinns,   b. 3 Aug 1830, Wissembourg, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1884, Manitowoc, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 20 Mar 1858  Manitowoc, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
    +1. Anna Georgeana Beer,   b. 22 Jan 1859, Manitowoc, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1940, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +2. Dora Julia Beer,   b. 8 Sep 1860, Manitowoc, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1919, Manitowoc, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2012 
    Family ID F31  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Jan 1821 - Wurzelbrunn, Floss, Bavaria, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 5 Jan 1821 - Lutheran Evangelical Church, Floss, Bavaria, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - 7 Sep 1853 - New York, New York, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1855 - Manitowoc, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Mar 1858 - Manitowoc, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Manitowoc, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Oct 1864 - Manitowoc, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    George Ehrhard Beer 1821-1864
    George Ehrhard Beer
    This framed miniature portrait of George Beer was kept by his wife, Julia, after his death. With frame it measures about 4.5" by 4". This type of remembrance disappeared with the growth of photography. Perhaps the lack of a photo of George is why she had one made of her daughters at the death of her husband. http://jemgen.com/TNGV7/showmedia.php?mediaID=337
    Floss, Bavaria - protestant church
    Floss, Bavaria - protestant church
    Wurzelbrunn, Floss, Bavaria, Germany
    Wurzelbrunn, Floss, Bavaria, Germany

    Documents
    George Beer Vaccination Certificate 1821
    George Beer Vaccination Certificate 1821
    Schutz-Impfungs-Schein (immunization paper) Das im koniglich Baierischen Gerichtsnezirk Neustadt a.d. Waldnaab zu Floss der Pfarrei Floss Ev.Rel. (Church of Floss, Protestant Religion). It took place 25 Mar 1821. His name was Georg Erhard Baer from Wurzelbrunn, age 4 months and 20 days. Smallpox - on the eighth day he was checked over and it was found the immunization had taken. This was done on 1 June 1821 and signed by Dr Steiner.

    Headstones
    George Beer Grave Marker
    George Beer Grave Marker
    Beer-Kern Grave Marker
    Beer-Kern Grave Marker

    Immigration
    Ship Manifest for Bremerhaven 1853
    Ship Manifest for Bremerhaven 1853
    George Beer and Ernst Kern arrived in New York, 7 Sep 1853, on board the Bremerhaven, a 3 masted schooner.
    George Beer declaration of intent
    George Beer declaration of intent
    Bremerhaven ex Rochester
    Bremerhaven ex Rochester
    The US ship ROCHESTER was built at Bath, Maine, by Levi Houghton in 1837. 563 tons; 131 ft 2 in x 30 ft 10 in x 15 ft 5 in (length x beam x depth of hold). In 1850, the ROCHESTER was purchased by a Bremen shipowner, LF Kalmann, and renamed BREMERHAVEN. In 1865, during the dispute over Schleiswig-Holstein, the BREMERHAVEN was re-registered under the neutral Russian flag. In 1870, the BREMERHAVEN ex ROCHESTER was sold to a Norwegian firm. Its last recorded voyage was from London to New York in 1877.

    Sources:
    William Armstrong Fairburn, Merchant Sail (Center Lovell, Maine: Fairburn Marine Educational Foundation, [1945-1955]), vol 5, pp 3192, 3221, and 3264.
    Rolf Reinemuth, Segel aus Downeast; Die unerschrockenen Männer von der Weser und ihre prächtigen Schiffe aus Neu-England (Herford: Koehler, c1971), pp. 37 and 139.
    Lithograph of original oil painting by unknown artist.

  • Notes 
    • George emigrated from Bavaria in 1853 with Ernst Kern. It appears they came together on the ship, and went into the mercantile business together in Manitowoc. They may have been boyhood friends. They married sisters and had families in Manitowoc, George dying in 1864 at age 43, and Ernst in 1876 at age 48.

      Following from Manitowoc County Genealogy Page of Local Marriages: http://www.2manitowoc.com/

      BEER: Geo. Ehrhard
      b: Bavaria
      res: Manitowoc, merchant
      p: John and Margaretha Beer
      m: 20 Mar. 1858 at Manitowoc
      to: Julia Zinns dau. of Christian and Catharina Zinns

      Manitowoc Pilot, JANUARY 4, 1870, THURSDAY
      business cards:

      ERNST KERN:
      (Successor of Beer & Kern)
      Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, Crockery, fancy goods, glass-ware, boots and shoes, ready-made clothing, paper hangngs, hats and caps, to?? children's cabs, live goose feathers, bird cages, kerosene oil and lamps, &c. A share of public patronage, solicited. Store on York street, near its intersection with Eighth.

      EDWARDS' MANITOWOC DIRECTORY FOR 1868-1869
      Zinns Albert J., teacher, r. Jay, cor. 7th
      Zinns Edward F., clerk, John F. Zinns, bds. Jay, cor. 7th
      Zinns John F. grocer, 8th, cor. Jay, r. Jay, cor. 7th
      DRY GOODS, RETAIL
      Kaern Ernest, drygoods, York nr. 8th, r same

      Manitowoc Pilot, JANUARY 4, 1870, THURSDAY
      business cards:

      L. KAISER,
      York street, opposite Beer & Kern's store, Manitowoc,
      Paper Hanger, Upholsterer, CARRIAGE RIMMER, and HARNES MAKER Recommending himself in those branches promises to execute all orders with promptness and in the best style.

  • Sources 
    1. [S226] George Beer Vaccination Certificate (Reliability: 3).
      Schutz-Impfungs-Schein (immunization paper) Das im koniglich Baierischen Gerichtsnezirk Neustadt a.d. Waldnaab zu Floss der Pfarrei Floss Ev.Rel. (Church of Floss, Protestant Religion). It took place 25 Mar 1821. His name was Georg Erhard Baer from Wurzelbrunn, age 4 months and 20 days. Smallpox - on the eighth day he was checked over and it was found the immunization had taken. This was done on 1 June 1821 and signed by Dr Steiner.
      See photo of original on this site.

    2. [S31] 1860 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.), Year: 1860; Census Place: Manitowoc Ward 2, Manitowoc, Wisconsin; Roll: M653_1418; Page: 584; Image: 258. (Reliability: 3).
      page line dwelling no. family no. Persons living in family on age sex occ r.e.val. pers. prop. val. born
      2 2 11 11 George Beer 37 M Dry Goods Merchant 200 750 Bavaria
      2 3 11 11 Julia Beer 30 F -- -- -- France
      2 4 11 11 Anna Beer 1 F -- -- -- Wisconsin
      2 5 11 11 Catharine Zins 65 F Nurse -- -- France
      2 6 12 12 Ernest Kern 32 M Dry Goods Merchant 200 750 Bavaria
      2 7 12 12 Menna Kern 25 F -- -- -- France
      2 8 12 12 Victoria Zins 32 F Seamstress -- -- France
      2 9 12 12 Emil Messner 8 M -- -- -- Wisconsin
      2 10 12 12 Edward Messner 6 M -- -- -- Wisconsin
      2 11 12 12 Victor Messner 1 M -- -- -- Wisconsin
      2 12 13 13 O. Torrison 30 M Dry Goods Merchant 2000 2000 Norway
      2 13 13 13 Martha Torrison 24 F -- -- -- Norway
      2 14 13 13 Thomas Torrison 4 M -- -- -- Wisconsin
      2 15 13 13 Amelia Torrison 2 F -- -- -- Wisconsin
      2 16 13 13 Isaac Torrison 6/12 M -- -- -- Wisconsin
      2 17 13 13 Emily Iverson 18 F Servant -- -- Norway
      2 18 13 13 Ole Gunderson 25 M Clerk -- -- Norway

    3. [S240] New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.), Year: 1853; Arrival: , ; Microfilm serial: M237; Microfilm roll: M237_131; Line: ; List number: . (Reliability: 3).
      Name: George Ehrhard Beer
      Arrival Date: 7 Sep 1853
      Birth Date: abt 1825
      Age: 28
      Gender: Male
      Place of Origin: Kingdom,Bavaria
      Port of Departure: Bremen, Germany
      Destination: Wisconsin
      Port of Arrival: New York
      Port Arrival State: New York
      Port Arrival Country: United States
      Ship Name: Bremerhaven
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=nypl&h=1042417&ti=0&indiv=try

    4. [S195] 1855 Wisconsin State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Page Line Head of Household Males Females Deaf/Dumb Blind/Insane Foreign Born
      2 1 Wm. Snyder 1 2 - - 1
      2 2 Geo. Sohnthard 3 4 - - 5
      2 3 Casper Mesmer 3 2 -- 2
      2 4 Peter Kremers 6 3 -- 7
      2 5 A. Anderson 2 ---- 2
      2 6 D. A. Edwards 5 8 ----
      2 7 Behr & Kern 2 - - - - 2

    5. [S31] 1860 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.), Year: 1860; Census Place: Manitowoc Ward 2, Manitowoc, Wisconsin; Roll: M653_1418; Page: 584; Image: 258. (Reliability: 3).
      Name: George Beer
      Age: 37
      Birth Year: abt 1823
      Gender: Male
      Birth Place: Bavaria
      Home in 1860: Manitowoc Ward 2, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
      Post Office: Manitowoc
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      George Beer 37
      Julia Beer 30
      Anna Beer 1
      Catharine Zins 65

      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=RyB770&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&ssrc=pt_t112736467_p250103009148&srchb=r&gss=angs-g&rank=1&tid=112736467&pid=250103009148&gpid=&gsfn=George%20Ehrhard&gsln=Beer&msbdy=1821&msddy=1864&msbpn=163685&msbpn_PInfo=8-%7C0%7C0%7C0%7C3253%7C0%7C30329%7C0%7C31912%7C163685%7C0%7C&msbpn__ftp=Wurzelbrunn,%20Floss,%20Bavaria,%20Germany&msdpn=53885&msdpn_PInfo=8-%7C0%7C0%7C0%7C2%7C0%7C52%7C0%7C1881%7C53885%7C0%7C&msdpn__ftp=Manitowoc,%20Manitowoc,%20Wisconsin,%20USA&cp=0&cpxt=0&msrpn=53885&msrpn_PInfo=8-%7C0%7C0%7C0%7C2%7C0%7C52%7C0%7C1881%7C53885%7C0%7C&msrpn__ftp=Manitowoc,%20Manitowoc,%20Wisconsin,%20USA&msrpn1=53885&msrpn1_PInfo=8-%7C0%7C0%7C0%7C2%7C0%7C52%7C0%7C1881%7C53885%7C0%7C&msrpn1__ftp=Manitowoc,%20Manitowoc,%20Wisconsin,%20USA&msgdy=1858&msgpn=53885&msgpn_PInfo=8-%7C0%7C0%7C0%7C2%7C0%7C52%7C0%7C1881%7C53885%7C0%7C&msgpn__ftp=Manitowoc,%20Manitowoc,%20Wisconsin,%20USA&msfng=Johann%20Georg&msfns=Baer&msmng=Anna%20Maria&msmns=Jakob&mssng0=Julia%20Kathrina&mssns0=Zinns&mscng0=Anna%20Georgeana&mscns0=Beer&mscng1=Dora%20Julia&mscns1=Beer&_83004003-n_xcl=f&MSAV=1&pcat=ROOT_CATEGORY&h=36231683&dbid=7667&indiv=1&ml_rpos=2

    6. [S422] Manitowoc County Genealogy Website, http://www.2manitowoc.com, (http://www.2manitowoc.com) (Reliability: 3).
      Evergreen Cemetery - BEER:
      [E2-13-4]-Dora Beer ALTER/1860-1919 (see Alter)
      [E2-79-5]-Julia/wife of Geo. Beer/Died July 24, 1884/AE 51 years, ossw:
      [E2-79-5]-George Beer/died Oct. 29, 1864/AE 42 years, ossw:(see KERN)
      http://2manitowoc.com/44Be.html

    7. [S107] Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Marriage Index, Volume 1, Page 236 (Reliability: 3).
      BEER: Geo. Ehrhard
      b: Bavaria
      res: Manitowoc, merchant
      p: John and Margaretha Beer
      m: 20 Mar. 1858 at Manitowoc
      to: Julia Zinns
      p: Christian and Catharina Zinns