The Origin of the Mengersen Coat of arms goes back to the 12th
century where a knight named Mengersen was fighting in the third crusade.
In the Year 1189 King Frederick I Barbarossa led a German army on the
3rd crusade to recapture Jeruselum. A knight with the last name Mengersen
joined the crusade but before he left, he was married and his wife became
pregnant. While the knight was gone, his wife gave birth to their son
and unfortunately the knight died on the battlefield never knowing if
his child was a boy or a girl.
Lying badly wounded on the field of battle and in his last moments
of life, the knight took two of his eagle feathers from his helm, put
them deep into his own wounds so that the feathers where soaked with
his blood. He then instructed his brave squire to take the eagle feathers,
his golden wedding ring and a message back to Germany to his beloved
wife and his little child. The brave squire took the horse of his master
and the items and made his long way back to his masters wife and son.
The journey took the squire more than two years to complete and when
he arived, he presented the feathers and the golden ring. He then told
them that the knight had always loved them and that they should retain
both items in memory of his great love.
.....and so they did.
Since then our "Family Coat of Arms" is looking like what it is today.
Two red eagle feathers held together by one golden ring.