Joseph Heinrich Hemsteger came from Alt Schermbeck, Germany to the US in the early 1800's. He settled in Ohio where he lived his entire life. There he met and married Theresia Dobmeyer who was from Leysau Germany. Together they had 12 children. The name Hemsteger is not that common, so my research includes all that I found both here in the states and in Alt Schermbeck Germany. They proved to be an interesting group with occupations such as priest, tailor, florist and artists.

Maternal branches researched include Richter, Schmidt, Weisgerber, Kolbe, Firstoe, Berry, Tibesart and many others.