Can anybody help me find info on my great father in-law, Hermann Hemesath, immigrated to US from Germany?

by admin on February 20, 2010

He either owned or worked in a brewery in St Paul, Minnessota. I live in Austria now and have no job and no credit card so I am finding it very difficult to research. I know from the few pictures I have found that he worked in St Paul in 1955. I have only been able to find his New York entrance records. It is very important to my mother in law. Her mother told her he abandoned her but apon the mothers death, she found a box full of letters from him saying how much he loved her and pleading for her to write him. My mother in law lived a horrable life and if I could shed just a little bit of light on her past, I hope it will bring her some closure. I believe he died in 1965 and was born in 1911. Ihope someone can help.

If this is the same man, then I’m afraid he did die in 1965.

Herman Hemesath died in Santa Cruz, California on 28 March 1965. It lists his date of birth as 30 May 1911 in Germany.

Ironically, I found 2 other men with the same name living in Iowa. One was born in 1908 and died in 2000, the other is still living. I have no idea if there was any relationship between them all.

I did find several telephone listings and addresses for people with this last name (which I’ve organized by state for you) at this site: http://www.whitepages.com/10001/log_feature/sort/search/Replay/?search_id=50191321541355727642&sort=state

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GenevievesMom February 21, 2010 at 4:38 am

If this is the same man, then I’m afraid he did die in 1965.

Herman Hemesath died in Santa Cruz, California on 28 March 1965. It lists his date of birth as 30 May 1911 in Germany.

Ironically, I found 2 other men with the same name living in Iowa. One was born in 1908 and died in 2000, the other is still living. I have no idea if there was any relationship between them all.

I did find several telephone listings and addresses for people with this last name (which I’ve organized by state for you) at this site: http://www.whitepages.com/10001/log_feature/sort/search/Replay/?search_id=50191321541355727642&sort=state
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wendy c February 21, 2010 at 4:48 am

I applaud Genevieve.. and might add some. On http://www.rootsweb.com there are family files, and several for the Iowa group, and their lineage from Germany (?). They could be distantly related.
But, perhaps the father remarried and has other children who would be 1/2 siblings to your mother in law. Getting more details about her father, including an obituary, may open that door. Since he died in Calif.. that is where the search needs to go.
Please drop me a note via my profile. I will do some digging tonite, and if you write to me, I can let you know how that turns out. It may take me a few days.
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Sanjeev T February 21, 2010 at 5:16 am

___police help, or, private detective___
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Niclas S March 4, 2012 at 4:54 pm

I have very detailed info about a Hermann Hemesath born in Essen, Germany, May 30th 1911. I am not sure if this is the person your are looking for, but he had quite an interesting career. Send me a mail if you are interested.

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