Clara Meyers Dannheim

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Wife of
W. Dannheim
Full Name: Clara Meyers Dannheim
Location: Section:Confederate Field, Section 3 (B)
Row:A  Number:5
Reason for Eligibility: Wife of William Dannheim 
Birth Date: July 3, 1867 
Died: January 17, 1939 
Burial Date: January 17, 1939 

DANNHEIM, CLARA HEINSER MEYERS (1866-1939)~ Clara Heinser Meyers Dannheim, Confederate Widow, was born in Germany to the Heinsers‘ on July 3, 1866. In 1886, at the age of 20, Clara settled in Gillespie County, Fredericksburg, Texas. It is assumed at this time she was married to a gentleman with the surname of Meyers. It is assumed that Meyers passed away for Clara married William Dannheim, a Confederate Veteran. William was born in Germany on March 30, 1838, and was part of the Minute Men under Captain Alf. Hunter of Precinct Number 1, 2nd Frontier District. William enlisted in Mason County, Texas on February 13, 1864, and was discharged at the close of the war. After the war, he settled in Gillespie County, Fredericksburg, Texas with his first wife, Sophia Imhoff*. Sophia died on April 27, 1883, and William and Clara married on February 22, 1891, in Gillespie County, Fredericksburg, Texas. Clara and William continued their life in Gillespie County. It is not known if they had any children or if Clara‘s six daughters came from her first marriage. On December 20, 1922, William passed away in Fredericksburg, Texas and is buried in the City Cemetery. Clara assumedly moved to her daughter‘s home in Doss, Texas for that is the location in which she entered the Confederate Women‘s Home on May 30, 1938. Clara died there at the home on January 17, 1939, and was interred in the Texas State Cemetery the following day.

Sources: Confederate Home Roster; Death Certificate; Confederate Home Application; Confederate Widow Pension Application #45240;; 1870 US Census

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