Christian Henry Meisel

(December 25, 1857 - May 31, 1889)


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Born December 25, 1857 Newark, New Jersey.
Died May 31,1889 Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
Buried Fairmount Cemetery, Newark, New Jersey.

Relatives & friends of Chris Meisel of this city, manager of the Mansfield, O. Base Ball Club and formerly of the Newark Club, fear for his safety. Mr. Meisel obtained a two-days' leave of absence, and left Mansfield for Newark early on Friday morning. He was expected in this city on Saturday, where he was to spend his short vacation with his family, after which he was to rejoin his club at Wheeling, W. Va. Mrs. Meisel, who resides at 306 Bank Street, this city, received a telegram from Mansfield inquiring whether her husband had reached Newark in safety. She called on officer Knapp, who it is said, had received a telegram from Meisel, hoping for encouraging information. Knapp had not heard from him, nor had Harry Meisel, the base ball manager's brother. As Mr. Meisel is not in Nwk, Wh., or Mansfield, and his train was obliged to pass through the ill-fated Conemaugh Valley, his friends are much alarmed. (Newark Evening News, June 4, 1889)

Is Manager Meisel Lost?

That Chris Meisel, of this city, manager of the Mansfield Ohio Baseball Club, manager of last season's Newark team is among the victims of the Johnstown disaster is now believed by nearly all his friends in this city. Mr. Meisel's wife and children live at 306 Bank St.

C.H. Vogele, president of the Mansfield, O., Base Ball Club in a telegram to John H. Bonnell of this city, says that he fears that Meisel is lost. (Newark Evening News, June 6, 1889)

A Meisel Fund Started

The fund being raised for the benefit of the widow & children of "Chris" Meisel, the base ball manager, is beginning to grow… (Newark Evening News, June 10, 1889)

Meisel. On May 31, Christian H. Meisel in his 33rd year. Funeral on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. from the Fairmount Baptist Church, Bank street. Relatives and friends, also the Indians, the Union League, and Washington Council No. 100, A.L. of H., are invited to attend. Relatives will meet at his late residence, No. 81 Wickliffe street at 3 p.m. Interment at Fairmount Cemetery. (Newark Evening News October 18, 1889)