Dear Tom: I was excited to find your Gegenheimer web page.
I am a descendent of Philip Gegenheimer and Catherine Steinbacher
who settled in the New Orleans area in the mid 1800's. They were
my great-great-great grandparents. Their daughter, Jacobina married
Benjamin Reuben Stone - they were my great-great grandparents.
I am a descendent of their oldest daughter, Catherine Elizabeth
Stone. I have many corrections and additions to the outline you
have displayed, and would like to contribute it to your page.
Unfortunately, I don't know how to get the file to you. So if
you could give me instructions
I'd be happy to send it to you. I do have Family Tree Maker
that can put families in outline form. It may take a few days
for me to get it to you because my file is giving me problems
and I have a few additions to make to it.
Back to Philip Gegenheimer: I know he was a baker. In 1860
he was living in New Orleans and working in a bakery. By 1870
they had moved to Gretna (a large German Community) a few miles
from New Orleans and opened up their own bakery on Lafayette Ave.
My great-grandmother, Catherine Elizabeth Stone used to tell my
mother about how they used to deliver bread from boats on the
Mississippi River which is where she met my great-grandfather,
Henry Laque. Something else of note: Jacobina and Benjamin Stone
had two daughters named Catherine.
The oldest was Catherine Elizabeth who married Henry Laque.
The youngest was Catherine Shannon who married Wilton Laque, cousin
If there is anything I can help you with, just let me know.
Sincerely, Linda Robin