Meierding Branch of Joy's Family Tree

Emma Schultz Meierding
Emma SCHULTZ  was born March 16, 1861 in Wisconsin according to her confirmation certificate.  She was the daughter of John Schultz and Mary (Maria S.) Klahre.   She had a sister and brother, Mary and Henry, and  five half sisters Ida, Sophia, Louisa, Augusta, Clara Wiese, and a half brother, Fritz Wiese.

Emma was married to Andrew Frederick Meierding on April 12, 1888 in Falls City, Nebraska.  A copy of their wedding certificate was in Andrew's possession when he died in 1952; you can see it on Andrew Meierding's page.

This photograph was taken at Brown Photographers in Falls City, Nebraska where she lived as a child and a wife raising her three children.   She later moved to Chicago and then Kankakee, Illinois.

She died about December 15, 1935 (depending on how long before her burial she died) in Kankakee, Kankakee, IL (Source: Cemetery records  Burial #10801). 

Both Andrew Meierding and Emma Schultz Meierding are buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen Park, Illinois in unmarked graves.


ELIZABETH MEIERDING, b. Bef. 1889, Falls City, Richardson, NE; d. Aft. 1935, Grants Pass, OR (Source: Was living in Grants Pass, OR in 1935 at time of her mother's death according to newspaper article.??); m. (1) UNKNOWN MADISON; m. (2) UNKNOWN CLARK, Abt. 1913, Falls City, IA

EDWARD HENRY MEIERDING [Joy's grandfather], b. April 05, 1889, Falls City, Richardson, NE; d. April 08, 1967, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA (Source: Death Certificate & memory); m. (1)EDNA WALIZER, December 05, 1910, Beatrice, Gage, NE; m. (2) VIRGINIA MORROW, April 05, 1931, Plymouth, Marshall, IN)

WALTER MEIERDING, b. September 17, 1890, Falls City, Richardson, NE (Source: SSDI); d. March 1970, Burrows, Carroll, IN)