Surnames and Queries Archive 2002The most recent queries are on the main Surnames and Queries page.
Surnames and Queries Archives: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
- 30 DEC 2002: ESCHOON@mn.rr.com
- Hi I am looking for information on the surnames Gerdes and Schoon. I believe these families emmigrated during the great emmigration in the late 19th century. My ancestors settled in SW Minnesota, South Dakota, and surrounding areas. They emmigrated from, I believe, Aurich, Emden, and Leer. Thank you, Erica Lovestrand (Schoon)
- 29 DEC 2002: email@example.com
- I am looking for any information on the following surnames; von Aswege, Marks, Mudderman, de Groote, Petters.
Evert Mudderman (My ggggrandfather) born in Ostfriesland, Germany April 14, 1837 and wife Trentja.
David Jan von Aswege (My ggggrandfather) born Aug. 31, 1818 in Germany, and wife Taalkalena Petters, also born in Germany. David pasted away April 10, 1896. They were married in the year of 1840. They had 6 children Jan (John) Davids von Aswege(My gggrandfather) born Oct. 17, 1842 in Klein-Remels, Ostfriesland, Germany. He was confirmed in Remels, Ostfriesland. Janna born in 1846, Luke D born in 1854, Henry D born in 1857, Dena born in 1860, and Lena born in 1862. The family was raised in Midlum, Ostfriesland, Germany. In the year of 1864 their mother passed away and in 1886 the family decided to come to America. After moving to America they changed their name to Aswegan. I was told that the "von" was a title and had a "Squirrel" as there letter/symbol.
Jan (John) Davids von Aswege married Taalkelina de Groot in 1866. They had 8 children with 7 surviving. Harm J, Dave J, Anna, Luke J, Lena, Jennie, Johannah.
Harm J Aswegan (My great grandfather) married Robertha Marks in 1889 in America, they had 14 children. Robertha was born Sept. 19, 1869 in Steenfeld, Kris Lee, Germany. Robertha came to America in 1873. Her parents were Henry & Jessie (Greenfield) Marks. they had 11 children. Henry was born in Collinghorst, Ostfriesland, Germany. Henry's parents are Ludwig & Catharina Elisabeth (Schwartzenberg) Marks. Ludwig was born in Collinghorst, Ostfriesland, Germany, and Catharine was born in Backemoor, Ostfriesland, Germany. They were married July 4, 1830 in Backemoor.
If any one has any kind of information I would be greatly appreciate it. Also I would like to know how I can look up their birth certificates, marriage licenses, death certificates, what names mean, what the family name symbol means, etc.. I am just starting to work on my family tree and have no clue on how to search for information overseas. I was very happy when I accidentally came across this website.
Barbara Crawford firstname.lastname@example.org
- 28 DEC 2002: email@example.com
- I am looking for information on the Ewert name. My great grandfather Wilhelm (William) Ewert defected from the German Army in the late 1890's. We have no information about where he came from. His wife was Auguste Arndt. Thank You, Leslie Osborne
- 26 DEC 2002: Sandjoe57@aol.com
- Smidt, Eme moved from Germany with wife Anna ( Hanna ) Willamena Blei who was born in Werdum, Ostfriesland, Germany on Jan. 28, 1852 to John Blei. Eme ( Ehme) & Anna came to America in 1880 with a daughter named Anna Helen Schmidt born March 8, 1880 in Ostfriesland, Germany. They may had a son born also named Henry in Germany. The family settled in Pekin, Tazewell Co., Illinois. Children born in USA were Frederick Antone Aug. 1881, Johann Ehme Oct. 1882, Johanna Klasine May 1885, William Aug. 1888, Edna ( Edith) Dec. 1890, Clausina Ruth Feb. 1892, Dietrich (Dede) William April 1896. One son, Johann Ehme Schmidt, son of Ehme Schmidt and Antje geb. Blei. b. 20 Oct. 1882, d. 25 Dec. 1883. This imformation was listed in the book " We Will Go to a New Land The Great East Frisian Migration to America 1845-1895 by Robert H. Behrens on pg. 142. Please reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks a million!
- 20 DEC 2002: email@example.com
- Looking for information on Minnie Gillette and Vincent Hitchcock. They were married around 1900 and lived in Utica NY, Amsterdam area. Their daughter Lucy Hitchcock Schutte born 23 Aug 1905 was my grandmother. I believe Vincent was born in Amsterdam area in 1879. I also believe his parents were Seth and Lucy Hitchcock. Minnie was about 3 years older than Vincent and I have no information on her. My name is Lori Schutte Flaherty and you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
- 20 DEC 2002: email@example.com
- I did a very dumb thing, I was researching my great grandmother, Nellie Deforest Schutte born in 1884 in the Utica NY area, and found her father, Harry Deforest born in 1860, also in NY, her mother Sarah Peek. I had a web site up that connecting Harry all the way back to Melchoir Deforest. I e-mailed myself the site and lost it! I have since had a crash and can't seem to get back this information. I would be so grateful if any one "out there" could fill in the blanks for me. The NY state census leads me to believe that Harry's father was David Deforest born in1826 and his mother was Nancy. From further census studies it seems David's father was also David Deforest and Jerusia. Help!!! Thank you so much, Lori Flaherty
- 20 DEC 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org
- I am searching for information on my Great-Grandparents. Roelf Brinkema and Katie DEVOOGD Brinkema emigrated to the U.S.A. in June 1881. They settled first in Iowa and later moved to Nebraska for the remainder of their lives. Family Tree Maker CD # 269, Dutch to America lists a Roelf Brinkema of Bellingwolde-Groningen, Holland emigrating in 1881 at the age of 44. This misses his stated date of birth by two years, 46.
To my knowledge, Roelf and Katie Brinkema brought only 3 children with them on the voyage, however this CD lists 6 children, perhaps nieces or nephews. His occupation is listed as Dagloner (what does that mean?) and of less-well-to-do class or "middling".
Can anyone lead me in a direction so that I may verify this information and indeed prove that this is my G-G Grandfather?
Thanks and Happy Holidays.
- 20 DEC 2002: email@example.com
- Wuebben family from Burhafe, Germany area. Gerhadt, Rev. I.E. Wuebben and others. Rev. I.E. was in one of the first group to be trained at Hermannsburg Mission School. Came to Northern Michigan in July, 1866.
- 9 DEC 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org
- I am looking for any information on John Girgen and Elizabeth Young Girgen who immigrated from Germany to the united states. If anyone has seen that name in their searches, would you contact me. thanks Jean Girgen Junkin
- 9 DEC 2002: email@example.com
- I am researching the following Surnames
These are all variations of the spelling of my maiden name
- 8 DEC 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org
- My grandfather came from Ostfriesland with his parents. All the info I have is my grandfather's father was born in Ostfriesland in 1841. He was married to Wobka Lambertus and she was born in 1838 and I do not know where. They had 3 children names:Gesche born in 1872; Henry (who is my grandfather) born June 11, 1875; and Gerd born 1880. They came to Iowa in 1881. Any info will be appreciated. Walt
- 8 DEC 2002: email@example.com
- Hallo, I am looking for information about my grandmother Schwanette Hermine Janssen. born December 10, 1890 , Breinermoor, father Johann Diedrick Janssen, and her daughter, my mother, Ilse Gertrud Janssen, born March 16, 1918, Collinghorst. I like to know where my grandmother lived in or around Breinermoor and where my mother lived in /around Collinghorst. Both left for The Netherlands in 1926. With many thanks, Harry van Velsen, Groningen, The Netherlands.
- 8 DEC 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hello, I'm looking for the link between the van Ellen family in the USA, Ost Friesland(Germeny) and the Netherlands. If someone can help me, please mail me. Thanks in advanced, Martin van Ellen.
- 8 DEC 2002: Richard_Edzards@msn.com
- I am researching the Edzards Family. I recently found the ship that they came to America on. It was called the Nuernberg. They sailed from Bremen arriving in Baltimore on Nov 13, 1885. The ship list listed their country as Oldenburg and ther last residence as Pfalz. Is it possible that a picture might exist of the ship and how do I find more about Pfalz Thanks, Richard Edzards my e-mail is Richard_Edzards@msn.com.
- 5 DEC 2002: email@example.com
- Hello, I am sending this for my Aunt whose grandfather came from Ostfriesland, Germany. His name is Henry Garretts. According to his obit, 11/17/1934, he was born October 15, 1849. He was named after his father. The family came to America around 1857-58 and settled in Alton, Illinois. Near the year 1877 Henry, her grandfather, moved to Peoria, Illinois where he lived the rest of his life. His wife's name is Johanna and she also came from Germany. This is the extent of information we have on her grandfather. Until I found his obit she didn't know anything at all. Hopefully we can find more for her. Thanks, Cliff Oliver East Peoria, Illinois
- 5 DEC 2002: LCRELIFORD3@aol.com
- We are looking for connections to Harm Gerjets & Albertmina Ubben parents to Ubbe (Ubbo) Ubben Gerjets. We are descendents and would love to trace our lines and maybe add to yours...
Lynne C Reliford Kansas City MO, USA Thank you.
- 1 DEC 2002: Hera2007@aol.com
- Looking for descendents of Engel Wibben Eilers born in 1804 in Oster-Upgant, and Menne Pieter Hayunga. Their children were born in Visquard. They emigrated to northwestern Illinois in the mid 1800s.
- 24 NOV 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Looking for ten Elze family. John ten Elze born in Holland and died in Kansas City 1889. Thank you, Mary Mars
- 22 NOV 2002: OrganistDM@aol.com
- Eleanora (Deerking) Dierking - born 1825 in Hannover, Germany, married to Friedrich (Fritz) Hermerding born 1821 in Hannover as well. Married abt 1846. Other surnames I'm looking for are Dedekind, Dralle, Deecke. Thanks, Debby
- 22 NOV 2002: Sharonmoon6533@aol.com
- Looking for information on HENRY LERHOFF. He was born 1841 in Holtrop. He died in the USA in 1925. He married Peterke Schmidt in the USA. Thanks, Sharon
- 16 NOV 2002: KRodde2082@aol.com
- I am looking for information on PETER RICKEN who came to Illinois about 1860 with is wife LOTTIE VALENTINE. They raised their family in the Downers Grove, IL and Lemont, IL areas. Peter was related to POPPE POPPENGA . Peter's youngest child was PETER JANSSEN RICKEN (1880) The name was most likely RIEKEN/RIECKEN. I would like to contact any relatives . Thank you for your help.
- 16 NOV 2002: ShirleyDees99@myfamily.com
- Looking for family info for these people: JOHN BOHN/BOHNE BORN 1881 from Bremen. HIS FATHER'S NAME ALSO WAS JOHN BOHN MOTHER WAS: BARBRA KEIFER/KEEFER/KIEFER PETER LALYER/LALJER/LAYER AND HIS WIFE WAS: THERESIA ALTEMEIER/ALTEMAYER LALJER. 2 sons John and Peter born in Austria and Temeswar. They also had a daughter-Anna Elisabeth Layer. I HAVE A PHOTO OF JOHN BOHN AND ANNA ELISABETH LAYER BOHN TAKEN IN 1904 IN CINCINNATI, OHIO when they married.
- 16 NOV 2002: email@example.com
- OLTERSDORF- I am looking for information on my great-grandfather FREDERICK (or FRIEDRICH) OLTERSDORF, born approx 1880 in Prussia (or Deutschland). He came to America approx 1885, where they eventually settled in Michigan. He worked at DRY DOCK ENGINE WORKS in Detroit, Michigan, married a lady named EDITH, had at least one child (I think there may be 3-but I am only 100% sue of my grandma ROSELLA) who was born in Michigan. FREDERICK died in SEPT.1952 in MACOMB COUNTY, MICHIGAN. Also, any infomation on his father (or anyone) FREDERICK (or FRIEDRICH) OLTERSDORF 1 born in PRUSSIA in approx. 1851. Heather
- 16 NOV 2002: Joy_Hohensee@duncanaviation.com
- Look for long lost relations: My great-grandparents came to America in 1883 from Germany. The ship was the Main, Bremen to New York, arriving 7 May, 1883. Here is the arrival notice from the New York Times, May 8, 1883. Arrived New York, May 7 Steam-ship Main, (Ger.,) [captain] Heimbruch, Bremen and Southampton 12 ds with mdse and passengers to [agents] Oelrichs & Co. He was born in Etgel, Germany on March 30,1853. She was born in Schnappe Leerhafe, Germany in October 15, 1852. They were married in 1875.
- 16 NOV 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org
- I am looking for any descendents of Johann Mennen Janssen GRONEWOLD (dob) March 25, 1798 and Ehe LUEBBEN (dob) February 20, 1798. Place of birth's Holtrop, Ostfriesland. My gggrandfather is the only one I know of. I was hoping to find brothers or sisters. Thanks for any help I can get.
- 16 NOV 2002: email@example.com
- Vienna and Schoenthal and Poppinga and Grunevald.
- 8 NOV 2002: Katherineebrown@hotmail.com
- I am searching for Gottlieb Heinz - born 1853 in Wuertemberg (?) and came to NY in 1871. When he married in 1880 in Weyauwega, Wisconsin he said his parents were John and Laura Heinz (although Heinz was spelled four different ways on that document alone- that is how it was spelled thereafter). A sister was listed on his obituary as living in Oregon- no name was given. Oldest daughter was named Margaret and oldest son (my grandfather) was named Frank, Jr (he took the name Frank instead of Gottlieb).
Any information on this illusive family would be greatly appreciated!
- 3 NOV 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org
- I am looking for information on my ancestors GOTTFRIED EISENACH (a shipwright) and GEBKE ARENDS. They had a daughter (Trijntje) who was born in Leer in June 1799. Three years later I find that they have moved to Pekela in the Netherlands, from which period I have several data on them. Does anyone know more about this couple's German years, their parents, their origins? Anna van Gelderen
- 2 NOV 2002: Wolfgang.Henninger@staatsarchiv-aur.niedersachsen.de
- Hallo, I'm doing research on the East-Frisian organ builder at Aurich Gerd Sieben JANSSEN (21.10.1802-4.3.1899) of Esens, who was married with Margaretha Helena Hinrichs of Emden and had 8 children. His daughter Sophia Catharina Henrietta (* 24.1849) went to the US and was married - over there or still in Germany - with a certain Fischer. She came back to Germany once in 1925. Who knows anything about her and her descendants? One brother went to Australia, another (Julius) became also organ builder at Aurich. Thanks for your help. Yours sincerely Wolfgang Henninger
- 2 NOV 2002: JRL4U2@aol.com
- My Great Gradfather was Luke Goldenstien born October 27, 1854, Ostfriesland, Germany, Hanover County. He died in Glenvil, Nebr. on Feb. 7, 1929. Married to Mary Hein October 30, 1881. Any inf. please. Jim Larsen Thanks
- 21 OCT 2002: email@example.com
- Looking for information of the Dettamnn (Detmann) family Johann Karl Dredric and his wife was Carolina Louisa Christina Westphal. They immergrated from Germany in 1863. They only place of birth I can find was near the Castle of Kaiser Wilhelm in German Empire. Any Help would be very much appreciated.
- 20 OCT 2002: Serfabri@aol.com
- Please, I need more informations about the surname Osterbuhr in Ostfriesem and in special about this person:
All that I know is that any George (Georg) Carl (Karl) Osterbuhr was born in Germany in the beginning of the century XX ( 1904 more or less 5 years ), and arrive in Brazil with 18 years age. ( 1922 more or less ). He was a father of two women ( Irmgard and Ilse ) and so this surname not continuous in this country, except by the fact that my wife, Alice Osterbuhr Kieling, remains the original name before marriage. We appreciate more information about it.....because is good not forget the origins of the families and it is a wonder gift for the next generations.... Sergio Britto
- 20 OCT 2002: Pgrunhof@aol.com
- LOOKING FOR RELATIVES OF WM GRUNHOF LIVED IN ESSEX COUNTY NJ WAS IN REAL ESTATE WIFE LOISE HAD 2 SONS THAT DIED IN CAR ACCIDENT CIRCA 1940- 1950. PAUL GRUNHOF REDLANDS CA
- 18 OCT 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org
- We are looking for the Beijerbacht name or variations there off, the name more than likely originated in Germany and within a reasonable distance of the Dutch border, Northern-West part of Germany. We will be grateful if any-one can help. Many thanks
- 5 OCT 2002: MJavers@aol.com
- I am looking for any information on Poppe Jever, born on June 6, 1844 in Loquard, Ostfriesland. I am also looking for any information on his wife. Her name was Clara Fluth, born May 8,1843, also in Loquard, Ostfriesland. Or if you would have any information on their families, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
- 5 OCT 2002: email@example.com
- A request from Australia. Any information concerning Roger Alden HIERN/HEIRN from Bremen would be most welcome. Many thanks. Olga
- 5 OCT 2002: B.Bakker@gasunie.nl
- Hello, I'm searching at the fam Kesseling who came to Holland ibetween the years 1800 and 1828. He was an houspainter and was married with Geertruida Koersen. They had as far as i know 3 children named:
Jan Willem born at 1829??
Gerritdina Willemina Jakobina born at 1830 or 1831??
Hendrina Geertruida born at 1831??
The went to ALmelo. Hope that omeone can tel me where i have to search. Brigitte
- 5 OCT 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Looking for Henry and Mary Engler. Came from Ostfriesland area in mid 1800. Mickey
- 5 OCT 2002: email@example.com
- I am interested in seeing if you have any Beckers or Muths in records from Friedeburg?
- 5 OCT 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org
- I am looking for information on Anna M. Woltz, b. 1836 (maybe in Baden). She would have immigrated to the USA prior to 1866. Any help would be appreciated. She is my ggrandmother and I can't find any immigration record. Rich Forney, Denver, Colorado, USA
- 5 OCT 2002: email@example.com
- I think I have narrowed some of my ancestors to near Aurich. Is it possible to have someone look for them in the Aurich-Oldendorf OSB? If they are not in that parish, which parish are they likely to be in. They are:
John Christian HARMS b. 27 Dec 1867 in Dietrichsfeld, East Frisia according to his marriage license. His parents are Harm HARMS b. (possibly in Aug 1845) and Marie FREDRICKS b. (possibly in 1832)
26 SEP 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org Hello, I am researching the following family history: Swygman and Ostendorf/Ostendop/Ostendorph of the Ostfriesland area of Germany. I would appreciate any assistance on the families in the old country. I located your name at the rootsweb.com and would like to hear from you. thanks, Connie Swygman 26 SEP 2002: email@example.com Hello to Cornelia Warner (regarding Fenengas) If you're out there and see this, please contact me. Your e-mail is not working. Rusell 26 SEP 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org I am looking for any information about my ancestor Christian Paul Grimm married Elizabetha Catharina Traudtmanns April 28, 1808 in Evangelisch, Lambsborn, Pfalz,Bayern, Germany. He was born between 1772-1785 in Zweibrucken, Germany and emigrated to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia Canada in 1832. I am trying to find out who his parents were and any other information I can. Thanks for any help you can provide me. 26 SEP 2002: AGHADAMS@aol.com Our great grandfather John Bernard Kohls, born 1830, arrived from Oldenburg, Germany abt. 1848. He became a US citizen in 1854, Covington, KY. He married Mary Elizabeth Lang(e) also from Germany in 1852. She arrived in US in 1838. John Bernard has his name on his Naturalization Decree as Barney Ko--(not sure)s. We know his name was in fact spelled Kohls, until early 1900's when the "s" was dropped from Kohls. I have his original Nat. papers.
He signed all papers we have as John B. Kohls, including civil war papers from Covington, KY, 1861. He had at least one brother. His name was Henry Kohls. We have his fathers name as Herman Kohls born 1805, Germany.
We would like more information on John B. Kohls and wife Mary Elizabeth Lang(e) and their families. We are not sure which port of entry they arrived at on the above stated years or their migration paths in US. We have them in Indiana for sure, MO, and later AZ for sure. Cannot find them on many Census. Did the Germans cooperate with the Census takers well?
John B. was later a member of the Masonic Lodge. ANY help with this would be enormously appreciated.
26 SEP 2002: Annjadee@aol.com We recently returned from Aurich Friesland, looking for info in Christian and Frauke Jurgens. Unfortunately, we went on a Thursday, and Friday is the only day that the Lutheran Pastor can give information. Also, the cemetary was no help. We went to the court house, and were able to find the date that they registered for their marriage in 1867. We tried getting information on Christian's parents, Jurgen Jurgens and Helena Taletta Mohlmann Jurgens, but weren't able to locate anything. I sent an e-mail to the address email@example.com that I was given by the lady at the court house, but haven't heard back.
Any help you can give, would be appreciated.
26 SEP 2002: JohnS@teddergrimsley.com I am searching for Carolyn Jansen, maiden name Smith, age 62 or 63, born in parkersburg WV, living in Hamilton County, OH. 26 SEP 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org Hi, I am looking for information on the SCHUTTE family name. My grandfather was Herman Deforest Schutte, his father was Charles, his mother Nellie Deforest. He was born in the very early 1900's in Amsterdam NY. I have always been told we are of Dutch origins and that we emigrated to the North America is the 1600's. My name is Lori Schutte Flaherty and I live in Buffalo NY. I'd be interested in any information. Thank you!! 16 SEP 2002: email@example.com My Great-Grandfather, John Leonard Reinlasoder was born in Wustendorf, Germany, in 1867 and died in Kalispell, MT, in 1953. My Great-Grandmother (Regina Kern) was born in Bayen, Wirstendorf (sp), Germany in 1870. We have family name showing in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, North Dakota and Montana. Also the name may be spelled differently in Germany Reinlassoder; Reinlassoeder; Reinlasoder and also includes the umlaut .. above the O. Does anyone have information on the family? 16 SEP 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org Hi, I am looking for information on a Jan (John) and Marie Sparenberg. I have found them on a Ship list under Jan and Marie Sparenborg. They arrived on the Strassburg on April 25, 1880 from the port of Bremen. The country states they were from Hannover. I'm not sure were to go from here. Thank you for any help you can give. Michelle (Sparenberg) Gonzales 15 SEP 2002: Billjans@aol.com Hi, I am looking for any information regarding the surname Janssen from Grimersum in Ostfriesland. My grandfather, Heert Janssen was born there on June 9, 1877, and subsequently moved to Hannover, Germany. He was a master baker. Thanks. Bill Janssen 15 SEP 2002: email@example.com NOLL, ZIEGLER, DORRMANN, GAUGER, SINGMANN FAMILIES FROM: BONFELD, KIRCHARDT, MENZINGEN
I am researching the NOLL family that came from Bonfeld, Heilbronn, Württemberg, Germany thru Bremen and landed in Galveston, Texas, USA in January, 1850. Starting with the NOLL family that came to America: Johann Friedrich Noll and wife Christiana ZIEGLER Noll. Johann Friederich's parents were: Johann Adam Noll and Juliana Friederika DORRMANN Noll. Johann Adam's parents were: Johann Adam Noll and Elisabetha GAUGER All of the Noll's were from Bonfeld. All of this info goes back to 1766. The wives families: Christiana ZIEGLER'S parents were:Johann Georg Ziegler and Christine Klein from Kirchardt. Juliana Friederika DORRMAN'S parents were: Johann Georg Dörrman and Christiana Elisabetha Büs(h)ler from Menzingen. Elisabetha GAUGER'S parents were: Georg Gauger from Bonfeld and Magdalena SINGMANN. I am now going to order the LDS films for this other towns mentioned and try to follow the line further back. Any help or interest in these families would be appreciated.
15 SEP 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org I am researching the Dorn family. My great-great-great grandpa was Tamme H. Dorn, born at Fiebing near Strackholt, Germany in 1826. He settled in Springfield, Illinois after coming to the US. He married Ockje Johanna Herren, who had come from Kuchdorf Aurich, Ostfriesland, Germany. In 1885, they went west by train and made their home in Gage County, Nebraska.
Teresa (Dorn) Casart
9 SEP 2002: email@example.com I am looking for my ancestors from Ostfriesland. Many of them came to Northwest Illinois in the late 1800's. Specifically I am looking for -
John Christian HARMS b. 27 Dec 1867,
Harm HARMS b. (possibly in Aug 1845),
Marie FREDRICKS b. (possibly in 1832),
Adele Marie FELLENSICK b. 18 Aug 1877,
Tonjes Henry FELLENSICK b. 11 June 1843, and
Lucya Geraldine Katherine TADDIKEN 8 Jan 1845.
They lived in that Wiefels - Hooksiel area. From what I understand the parrish church is in Jever and it looks like at least one marriage was performed in Jever.
I can not find the surnames FELLENSICK and TADDIKEN so these might be Anglicized forms.
Bill Harms - three generations for Ostfriesland.
5 SEP 2002: ForMarian@aol.com JOOST
Looking for any connection to an ALBERT JOOST born about 1824, Ringstedt, Hanover, Germany. Came to the USA about 1850. Settled in Brooklyn, NY. I have not been able to find any information as to any family of Joost that were in that area at that time. He married Gesche Catherine Bauch from Kohlen, Hanover, Germany, in Brooklyn, NY 10-06-1850 I also have a little information about ; Caroline Charlotte Harms, born 1803 Johann Frederich Bauch and Johann Adolph Bauch from the city of Bielefeld.
5 SEP 2002: Jsemer2000@aol.com Looking for Louise Luedecke (aka) Louise Ripple from Texas 4 SEP 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org I am looking for information on Nantje Willems TIEDENS. Particularly, I am looking for an address he might have had before he emigrated to the United States in 1883. It is my understanding he emigrated from Ditzum. Have also seen references of Emden and Weenermoor, Ostfriesland. My grandfather, Nanno Tiedens, just turned 89 and has mentioned he would love to go to Germany to see where his ancestors came from. You can email at "email@example.com" or "firstname.lastname@example.org". Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. 4 SEP 2002: Gerald.Gerdes@thrivent.com Rectow A.D.
Jno. R. Gerdes
Buersches Au. 1
We have been searching for the family of my grandfathers brother, Lubbe Gerdes, born 11-14-1835 in Aurich-Oldendorf. The rest of the family immigrated to the USA. Lubbe is of course with the umlat for the U. We know that Lubbe was an organ repairman and a musician, family lore has it he repaired the organ in the Kaiser's church. One of my uncles went to Germany in the 1920's and I remember a book of music composed by a Siegfried Gerdes, a son of Lubbe. Over the years everything has been lost but the above address, could anyone tell me the name of the city so that I could search telephone recordst to see if there are Gerdes in that area' Help would be appreciated. gerald
1 SEP 2002: email@example.com Moin, moin aus Aurich/Ostfriesland! I'm looking for the descendantes of three brothers. 1) Hermann Schoone (last adress: New Yorck) 1) Andreas Schoone (last adress: Worthington, MN) and 3) Eberhard Schoone (last adress: Jersey-City). They all went from the little village Großefehn (near Aurich) to the USA ca. between 1920+1930. Thank you for your help. Edo Müller, Kaperei 19, D-26605 Aurich firstname.lastname@example.org 1 SEP 2002: CQUAMME@satx.rr.com My husbands last name is quamme however his name was taken from a valley in Norway. No one seems to know the correct spelling since there is no Q in the Norwiegen alphabet. Any help would be great! Thanks Tammy Quamme 31 AUG 2002: email@example.com I am looking for my Steur/Stoehr/Stohr ancestors in Ostfriesland, Germany. I am looking for the manifest lists for Ship Bremen from Hanover/Bremen arrival in NY May 1 1869 passengers Egge Geerds STOEHR & Luekkelina W. STOEHR traveled with their children. Also manifest list for Ship Deutschland from Bremen to NY arrival May 11, 1868 (Passengers Hinrich STOEHR & Wilhelm STOEHR). Also, any information on their ancestors in Eisinghausen, Leer - Geerd Hinderks STEUR m1805 Moederke Egges EEKHOFF, Hinderk Hinderk STEUR b 1786, Hinderk G STEUR b 1744 and his parents Geerd S STEUR b 1706 & Geeske DIRKS b 1714. Also Wilhelm Berend STOEHR b 1784 m Weykas Janssen PASTOOR b 1787, Jan Jannes H PASTOOR b 1751 m Lumke DAVIDS b 1752, David HINRICHS b 1712 m Wubke JACOBS b 1782. Any and all information appreciated. Tara firstname.lastname@example.org 28 AUG 2002: email@example.com Abba Noen Uphoff born August 27, 1812 Christened August 29, 1812 Engerhafe Church 27 AUG 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org My grandfather came from Germany in the 1860's. He settled in Perry County Mo. I have checked some of the entries from Germany at the Library Germany Boat arrivals. I have found August, from Hamburg 5/10/1867 Age 34. Herm from Bremen on 6/24/1876 Age 30. Gustav from Bermen 9/13/1867 Age 23. I'm looking for possible relatives of my grandfather. He was 23 when he arrived. Since my father was one of the younger children we don't have much information other than my immediate uncles, Aurther. Edwin, Oscar, Waldemar (or Walter) and Elmer. I have met the last five and some of their families, all of whom settled in Nebraska. My father's name was William and we lived in Perry County, Mo. My e-mail address is email@example.com. 25 AUG 2002: Daver1934@aol.com JANSSEN,,,, Would like to locate Ubbo Janssen, son of Peter Janssen and Grandson of Ubbo Janssen and Tobina Reiter. Ubbo was was born 10 Jan. 1935 and is married to Marja Dreesen. Believe Ubbo possiby lives in Emden. DE. His Grandmother Tobina Reiter is My fathers first cousin. 25 AUG 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org My wife's grandfather, Carl Frank Behrens, came to the U.S. with his Aunt/Uncle (names unknown) about 1899 from Germany at the age of approx. 18 mos. old; eventually ending up in Chicago. He ran away from home in his early teens, living on the streets, and eventually working for Stanley Tools in Niles, Ohio. He never told any of his family about his origins. Behrens is a Northern German name to the best of our research and have found the Behrens site for Ostfriesland. Any info out there on this name? 24 AUG 2002: Tenbrunos@aol.com Searching for Willm Janssen Alberts born 1796. Farmer at Monkeboe, Germany. Father was Johann Wobben. Willm married Engel Tjebben 1803. Looking for information this family and their ancestors. 22 AUG 2002: email@example.com van der Werf, or in American writing Vanderwerf, originated Ost Friesland. Migrated to USA, date unknown. Is there anyone looking into this matter? Cor Jacobi 20 AUG 2002: Sam2173@scattercreek.com Looking for any info on REDENIUS. Mostly in the midwest. Great-grandfather Hiram (Hie) and great-grandmother Anna were first cousins. I can't find an exact match for either of their parents. 18 AUG 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org Hello I am researching the Burke surname and have reached dead ends with this one for awhile now all I have is Herman Burke and his wife Louise Kline were the parents of my Grandparents and I cannot find a clue except I know Herman was in Detroit mi 1920s to 1930s so far. There children were Mary aka May and Minnie and Walter if there were more I do not know. Thank You and Good Luck to all. Cheryl 18 AUG 2002: PlanitJanitSC@aol.com Hello, I am still trying to find the birthplace of my 3 x great grandfather. He was George Claassen, I think he was born about 1794 possibly in Ostfriesland. He emigrated to England in 1825 with his wife Anna Catherina Korte following him to England the following year with their first born Gottfried. They then had Anna Catherina, Carel, Elizabeth, Henrietta and Louisa. All the children except Henrietta are shown on the 1841 UK Census. Anna Catherina died in October 1841and George remarried and had four more children. In the 1851 Census Anna Catherina was married, Louisa was the only child from the first marriage on the Census. The others I have been unable to find. Sorry to ramble on so much but I have been looking for George's birthplace for nearly 13 years so would be grateful for any help you can give me. Janet 17 AUG 2002: email@example.com In the OSB Larrelt I found the following line:
Vrouke *12.12.1714 Larrelt (Eltje Onneken), 669
Can someone explain the meaning of the name between brackets.
17 AUG 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org My grandmother wrote that Henry John Heyen was born in Germany, 9/24/1832 near Bremen, Ostfriesland, Germany. He had two brothers, William and Heye. He came to America and settled in Gillespie, Illinois probably in the 1850's or 1860's. Would like information about ostfriesland Germany during that period and any information about Henry John Heyen. 17 AUG 2002: email@example.com Looking for: Garralt J. Schmidt (7/14/1860-1/7/1912) who had children Weye and John who came to America in the 1860's or so. Garralt lived in Poghausen Germany. Anyone heard of these names? 17 AUG 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org Researching PYKA, JASCKOWITZ, ADAMIETZ, JURECZKI, MAZUREK, POSTERT, ANDERWALD, CZERNER, GERSDORFF. Any information will be appreciated. Thank you. Betty, San Antonio, Texas USA
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13 AUG 2002: email@example.com I am looking for information about our JANSSEN family. Poppe Carl Janssen was born february, 28, 1869 in Jarssum (Ostfriesland). His wife was Margarete Anna Elisabeth Kloppenburg. They emigrated 1904 or 1905 from Neuender Altengroden (Jeverland) to North Dakota, Mc Kenzie, Charlson. They had four children Karl, Alvin, Paul and Margarete. Please let me know if anybody is still alive and where do they live know. 12 AUG 2002: Annjadee@aol.com I am looking for G.G. grandparents of Christian (Ben) Jurgens and Mary (Frauke) Huls Jurgens from Aurich Ostfriesland. They had 5 children; John, Jurgen, Chris, Ben and Mary. They left Germany and came to the U.S. to Nebraska. We are planning on visiting Ostfriesland in Sept. to research the Jurgens. Nancy Dimick 11 AUG 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org I am still searching for ancestry of DICK LOGER, Tichelwarf, Germany 27 Oct 1858. GRACE VOGT , Bundehammerich, Germany 14 Oct 1863. They were married in 1883 and came to America in 1884. Her parents were GEORGE VOGT, TENA HACKEN. I would appreciate any information on any of the above. Thanks 11 AUG 2002: email@example.com Researching: FOKKEN, JUNKER, HEERTS, FOLKERT, WESSELS, BRUNS KOHKMAN, UHLENHOPP. Brenda 11 AUG 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org • I am looking for any descendants of Harm Willms. Some of his children came to America. My great great grandfather, Albert Willms, buried in the Buck Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Buck Grove, Iowa, came to America before the 1900's.
• My Great Great Great Grandfather, Remmer Cirksena, came to America on the ship the Hermann. He traveled from Bremen and landed in New York 10-16-1873. I would like any all information about him. I believe his father's name was Jon, Johann or John. He died in Blackhawk County, Iowa, and was interned there at Parkersburg, Iowa.
Randy Cirksena Jr.
11 AUG 2002: email@example.com Looking for information on the German family history of Heije Renken WESSELS b. 1802 Osfriesland, d. 1852 Hanover Germany. He was married about 1832 to Gepke Janssen SCHMIDT,. Neermoor, Germany, d. 9 Dec 1872, Timbercreek Township, Marshall County, Iowa. Gepke came to the US with her four youngest children in 1861 and they settled in German Valley, near Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois. I am also researching the line of Peter ALBERTUS who married into the Wessels family b. 15 Sep 1824, Ostfriesland, d. 1 Jul 1890, Freeport, Stephenson Co., Illinois (son of Ulbt ALBERTUS and Susan ALBERTUS). Other Ostfriesland names in my line are: IBLINGS, HARBERTS, and BOHEN. Many of their descendants still reside in German Valley. 11 AUG 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org I am french. I search my ancestors in Germany. I search all on THADE MULLER and URSULA KURZIN ? at OWINGEN or in HOHENZOLLERN. Their son is THOMAS MULLER born in 1776. Thank you. 4 AUG 2002: email@example.com I am looking for a John Thomas Borchers born in Germany. he was married to Becke or (Becker) Liems(?)spelling, she was born in 1830 in Germany and died Jan 21, 1895 in Oregon. They were in California by 1854, that's when my great grandfather Henry was born, they had two other children Louis born 1868 in California and John Thomas jr. born 1864 in California, died 1926 in Oregon. I have run into a dead end. If you can help e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you Ella 4 AUG 2002: email@example.com Researching the Johann Dahlman family from somewhere in Ostfriesland. He, along with his wife Martha (Schonebaum), came to the United states in 1870, settling in Grundy County, Iowa. Any help will be appreciated. Thank You. 4 AUG 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org MAMMENGA Jelte Mammenga born January20, 1858 in Germany. He came to the US in 1880 at the age of 24. He worked until he had enoukgh money to send for Siever A. Rohf & his father Thees Mammenga. They came in 1882 and lived in Illinois. sieverdina Albertina Rohf was born February 1, 1862 in Eastfriesland Germany, daughter of Albert Rohf. Thee's father was John Mammenga-mother Hindrena Schroeder-all of Germany. Can anyone give me any information on these people or any Mammenga's? Marlys 4 AUG 2002: email@example.com I am hoping someone can help me on the name HENKE-, Bernard Anton Henke, and brothers Clements, August and John Henry, came to America thru Bremen,Germany in 1867. Parents were Christof Henke and Margarethe VELOOH(?) I am given the names of Learnigin , near Oldenburg, Germany. Born, 29,October 1834, for Bernard Anton Henke who came to Plymouth Co. Iowa and died 28 March 1923,Akron,Ia. A sister Elizabeth also immigrated at the same time and two brothers were left in Germany along with the parents that did not immigrate. If anyone could help me to locate information on this family or where to search I would be very thankful. 4 AUG 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org I am looking for George bauer from ostfreisland. they came to Iowa then Nebraska early 1900s 4 AUG 2002: Eltion@aol.com i am looking for jessica thorup 4 AUG 2002: Sdoltmanns@aol.com I am looking for information on Hilarius Oltmanns and Catherine Rink They were married in Ostfriesland, Germany about 1858 and either just Hilarius or both immigrated to America with some of their children about 1884. Hilarius was born Feb. 1, 1834 in Crildumersiel, Ostfriesland and died Aug. 12, 1896 in Jones County, IA. Catherine was born about 1834 in Ostriesland and died before 1895 in Iowa or Germany.
Looking for any information on the town of Oltmannsfehn. Thanks, Sharon
24 JUL 2002: email@example.com Looking for parents and siblings of Veban/William Obermier/Obermeyer. He could have been married in Pilsum, Ostfriesland, Germany as his wife was from there.
24 JUL 2002: Asbree1@aol.com I am researching my Weber family. Johann Weber born 1823 (not positive) in Hanover or Wuertenburg
Catherine Klauck born 1826 ? died 1918 Cincinnati, Oh U.S.A. child Barbara born 1849 Wuertenburg
I would like to go back from 1823 to Johan's parents--Mathia Weber and Marie Albert
Catherine's parents-Nicholas Klauck and Barbara Sprang
Allene Asbree Murphy
24 JUL 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org I am researching the following names from Ostfreisland:
HAUEN, Reiner: Ostfreisland, place unknown, came to US in 1850's, used the surname HOWEN in the US
PENNING, from Kleinhesel, Ostfreisland, came to US in 1857
JANNSEN, or JANSEN, Ostfreisland, place unknown
I would like to here from anyone having info on these surnames. They all lived in Illinois in the US, The HOWENS & some PENNINGS moved to Lyon County, Iowa around 1890
Thanks Stan Howen
24 JUL 2002: email@example.com I am looking for any information on the names Hillmer and Nordbrook in Ostfriesland. Thank you for any help. 24 JUL 2002: DDJOMO@aol.com DeBuhr, anglicized to DeBower. Any information? Thanks very much. Dolores Johnson 24 JUL 2002: Sillysugar1212@hotmail.com I am researching Beufart Dubims who died in Bucks County PA in 1842. 14 JUL 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org I am researching Meyer, from Friedeburg and Willhelmshaven, as well as Niemeyer, whom I believe is from Bremen. I am visiting Friedeburg beginning August 12, and I am hopeful to locate living descendants of Gerda Meyer and John Henry William Niemeyer. Margery Meyer Salisbury Davis 14 JUL 2002: DianLawrence@aol.com I am looking for any information on my great great grandfather, Frederick Kuebler. He was born Feb 14, 1828 in Michael-Stadt Hessen, Germany. He emigrated to Pennsylvania in 1847. He married a Miss Pfaff in Kentucky and she died Feb 1863 in Wisconsin. They had five children. He then moved to Minnesota where he married Barbara Lena Kunz (daughter of John Kunz and Helena Rusterholtz) on March 19, 1866 in Wabasha (Reeds Landing) Minnesota. They had four children: Annie Amelia, Frederick J, Louis P, and Lillian Agusta. Any information would be very helpful. Thanks so much. 12 JUL 2002: email@example.com Looking for information on the parents of Theobald Stimpert born March 20 1830 in Baden, Germany and died April 19, 1872. Also on his wife Charlotte Muller, born February 13, 1824 in Baden, Germany; died July 8, 1901. Anyone with any information on the Stimpert or Muller surname I would love to hear from you!! 12 JUL 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org Hi, I am looking for information on John T. Borgman born on December 4 1836 in Filsum, Ostfriesland,Germany. I don't know who his parents were. He emigrated to the USA somewhere around 1880. to the USA. His wife was Gretja (Grace or Gretie) Everts. They had four children. Three died, two girls and one boy, of scarlet fever before coming to the USA. One son, John Theodore, survived. John Theodore later married Johanna nee Eden daughter of Trintje M. and William or Wilhelm J. Eden. I don't have any information about where they were born. Sarah Borgman 12 JUL 2002: email@example.com Hi, I'm descended from the Rust family of Wybelsum, Ostfr. My g-grandfather, Harms Peters Rust, b. 29 Jun 1863 in Wybelsum, emigrated to the Freeport area in Illinois, perhaps Ridott, and died 10 Feb 1899. He married Marie Sophia Mund 17 Dec 1885, I think in Ridott. Does anyone know when Hiram came to the U.S. and on what ship? (He became known as Hiram Peter Rust here.) Thanks, Steve Fry 12 JUL 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org Is Grothusen a friesen surname? I was told that it was by someone I met at a meeting. I had no clue what he was talking about. Unfortunetely, I have essentially no information on my families' ancestry. My grandfather Harry Grothusen (deceased), who was born in the USA (~1890) never told anyone about his families' roots.
Thanks for any information or leads about the Grothusen name.
John R. Grothusen
12 JUL 2002: email@example.com Looking for the passenger manifest for the German ship "Oder" that arrived in NY from Bremen on 11/21/1882. Specifically, a passenger named Franz Balkie was on the ship with his family. I need to verify his family were on the ship with him. 12 JUL 2002: Burken35@aol.com I am looking for any information on the wilken family from Friedeburg. Bernhard or Bernard and Theile Wilken left there for the United States in 1850. Any information will be appreciated. The name and addresses of the Lutheran Churches would also be helpful. Burney Wilken 12 JUL 2002: Marquis52@aol.com I am looking for information on Verona Renata Berends, my grandmother, and her family. She lived in Leer, went to highschool there before 1914 when she came to California. She had two brothers and her husband was Dr. Charles Marquis. We have post cards from Norderney and Leer. She might have been from Austria originally. She was born around 1899. Many thanks. She was Verona Renata Berends Marquis and I am Verona Marquis Leefeldt. 12 JUL 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org Looking for my GGgrandfather, John Frederick FREUCHTENICHT (could be spelled FRUECHTENICHT). He was born 10 Feb 1831, Esens, East Friesland, Hannover. His obituary indicates he emigrated in 1857 and lived in Cincinatti, Ohio. After his wedding to Almuth Marie JURGENS (JUERGENS) of Oldenburg, Germany, in 1858, the couple lived in Dixon, Illinois and subsequently moved to LeMars, Iowa.
Thank you for any help you can provide. Paula Hinkel
30 JUN 2002: email@example.com Wilhelmina Gerdes born 1850 30 JUN 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org I'm looking for infomation on relatives of my Grandfather, William VonHollen. Arrived in New York approx. 1910 age 14 or 15, in the company of two sisters and one brother (nicknamed Pete). He left Whedel, Germany near Bremerhaven. He settled in West New York, New Jersey as a confectioner, (ice cream and chocolate). He married Viola Space and had one son, William L. Von Hollen ( my father) on Oct. 15, 1921, died 26 Dec. 2001. My father worked for Westinghouse Elevator Division in Jersey City, New Jersey and lived first in Fairview, NJ then Hopatcong, NJ since 1963. 30 JUN 2002: email@example.com Looking for any info. on this family. emigrated to America in the 1800's. thankyou. 30 JUN 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org Hello, I am looking for info on the Pree family of Nenndorf, as well as the Meins family of the same area. They came to America at the turn of the century and settled in central Illinois. Thanks! 25 JUN 2002: Gudoo@aol.com Did anybody come across a family Schwarte or Schwarz that traveled from germany (they came from Norden or Marienhafe in Ostfriesland) to the USA - New York it is said - around 1853-54-55? The first names of the parents were Hermann Johann and Hilke. (They were both born in 1823). Their children were born between 1843 and 1854 and were called Emil, Ubbo, Hermann Johann and Anna. Maybe Anna as the youngest was not born yet when they traveled. 25 JUN 2002: email@example.com Surnames: Brown, and Baumann
I am looking for some one who can translate the information from my great Uncle John Brown's 1878 Baptismal Certificate. A copy is attached. Trying to establish a church name and Town. A Copy is attached. Thank you. Rod Van Horn in North Dakota
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25 JUN 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org I am looking for the SONIUS family from Ditzum and Loppersum, Ostfriesland. Hienrich SONIUS was born in Ditzum in 1854, the son of Johannes Harms SONIUS and Bauwiene Andersa WARNKE. He was from Loppersum and she from Wybelsum. Heinrich married Rixte KOSTER from Ditzum. They immigrated to Iowa. Rixte's parents from Ditzum, Rinder KOSTER and Rixte SEIMENS also migrated. Rixte may be buried in Hartley, Iowa. Rinder was living in Fostoria 1900. 25 JUN 2002: email@example.com I am searching for any dates about FEILMANN borned in Jever before 1830. best regards Enrique Kahn 25 JUN 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org I am looking for HIBBELER, BUSS and BUSKER families. Edna 16 JUN 2002: email@example.com Researching TEBBEN and BROUWER surnames. KUEHLERS (CUHLERS), FRIELING, ECKHOFF, MULLER (MUELLER) also. Need info on Conrad TEBBEN, b.1834, married to Elizabeth FRIELING, b. 1834. Also, Koene BROUWER, married to Dorthea ECKHOFF (unknown birth dates), parents of Ubbo BROUWER, b. 23 Jan 1858. 16 JUN 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org i am looking for information on any Osterbuhr's Or Osterbur's thank you. donel Osterbuhr 16 JUN 2002: Giselle.SENATOR@coe.int Searching for descendants born in Emden, Aurich and Norden - lived there until 1930s.
Searching all Wolff, Schulenklopper, Driels, Weinburg and Ballin descendants and ascendants from Ostfriesenland from Aurich, Norden and Emden - My descendants arrived before 1690 and some stayed (and died there)up until 1930s. I have some info on these families and would gladly help others and exchange information. Giselle
16 JUN 2002: email@example.com Looking for information about Renke Erfeling (Erfling) born Feb. 23. 1845 in Jheringsfehn/ Ostfriesland, and Jann Gronewold born Jan. 17. or 24. 1857 in Veenhusen/ Hatshausen. 6 JUN 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org I am looking for any information on Johann (John) *Cassens* and Caroline *Lueken*, both of *Dornum*. They were married in 1871, and sailed to U.S. (Galveston) that same year. They settled in Texas. Any info. would be greatly appreciated. Also, if anyone knows where I can obtain information on Dornum, that too would be very helpful. Cynthia *Cassens* LeDonne 6 JUN 2002: email@example.com I hear so much about recruitment and advertising to bring Germans to America. Do you know where I could find a copy of a newspaper ad or flyer from the 18th or 19th century? Thank you Carrie Eldridge 6 JUN 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org HI- My inquiry is for information on GUNTHER HINTE, probably born in SCHWANEWEDE near BREMEN in the early 1700s or maybe JEIMEKE, Amt GIFHORN. Germany. Regards Bill HINTE email@example.com 6 JUN 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org I am looking for lost relatives of my grandfather, Gerd Loning (Loening). He was born in 1867 in Beschotenweg, Germany. His mother was Antje Loning/Loening. his father was killed in service before they were married. Antje was born appx. 1847. she later married Wm. Kadus. in either Weener or Bunde. Antje's parents were probably Karl/Antje. I'm sure there were sisters & brothers of Antje.Jr. I have no idea if they stayed in Germany or came over here. Any info would be GREATLY appreciated!!! 25 MAY 2002: email@example.com Looking for information on Wilhelm Bohman born 1810 Ostfriesland and his wife Gerke Treicks born 12-16-1806. Kae 25 MAY 2002: KJAartist@msn.com Anyone with information on Jann Hikos Janssen, born in Ostfriesland, and emmigrated to the Unites States in the early 1930's please contact me, John Janssen at KJAartist@msn.com. 25 MAY 2002: MDevriesli@aol.com I am interested in finding descendants of Jurjen Weerts Kolkmann (1781-1848) and Tjakomina Peters (1781- ) of Tichelwarf, Weener, Ostfriesland. If you have information on other Kolkmann family members, I would be interested in hearing from you, also. Mary DeVries-Lindquist 25 MAY 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org I am searching my mother's family. She was born and raised in Forreston Illinois. Her relatives include:
Martha Annette Swalve (b. 5/23/1928 Forreston, IL d. 5/16/1970). She married Samuel A Wubbena.
Henry (Heinrich?) Heeren married to Albertje Ravenstein. They had a duaghter Minnie Heeren (b. 12/13/1873 d. 6/29/1948).
Harmke Saathoff (b. 3/23/1840 Forreston IL d. 10/17/1914 Forreston, IL). Any further information on these names would be greatly appreciated. I have a few more names along the Wubbena name which I traced back to Tergast, Ostfriesland, Germany. Thanks!!
25 MAY 2002: email@example.com Hello, I am interested in finding information on my great-great grandparents HARM WHEELHOUSE born in 1862 in Weener, Ostfriesland and his wife SUSANNA MOLLENKAMP born in 1851. I have been able to find out that they sailed from Bremen in 1906. I have not been able to locate anyone before Harm and Susanna. Please help?? Thank you, Traci Luedtke 25 MAY 2002: DickGroenewold@wincup.com Thanks for the tremendous response from this website. I've been able to trace back some of my relatives including Heye D. Groenewold (Woltzeten ) and Trienke Edzards (Pilsum). I found grandfather's name on a memorial in the church yard in Woltzeten. What a wonderful surprise. Would like to find records of siblings or cousins or descendents who may still be alive. Van D. Groenewold, aka, firstname.lastname@example.org 25 MAY 2002: email@example.com Re: Ostfriesland ancestors
My Ostfriesland ancestors include: Siebelt Luken GOLDENSTEIN b. 8 May 1829; Trientje STROMER b. 9 Oct 1835; Herman Lammers KOLLMANN b. 31 Jul 1822; Almt Behrens E. JANSEN b. 5 Jan 1835; Luke Johannssen GOLDENSTEIN b. 12 April 1779; Fulke Johannssen THADEN b. 9 Oct 1795; Dick Gerdes STROMER b. 12 Aug 1804; Elisabeth E. HINRICKS b. 14 Oct 1808.
If you have some of the same ancestors, perhaps we can share information! Beverly Wolf
25 MAY 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org My husband's grandfather, Klaas Boomgarden, made a ship for each of his children. I saw one several weeks ago and it was "The Fairmont". Does anyone have any information on this ship? Thank you 25 MAY 2002: Daver1934@aol.com Would like to located the children of Hans-Jurgen Saul, They are Hans-Jurgen Saul Jr. and Heiko Saul. Grandmother was Anna Reuter. Believe they still live in Germany. 25 MAY 2002: email@example.com Hi, I am looking for any information about the Kuhling family. I am intrested in Herman. He came to the United States from germany. Herman was baptised at evangelisch, muelheim an der ruhr, rheinland. Preussen. Thank you for all your help. Lynn Deck Canada 25 MAY 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org Names I research: Wedler, Gerbig, Rueffer,Strobel,Schielke, Montabon, Zagel, Detjens, Hipke, Meiers. Fran Montabon 12 MAY 2002: email@example.com ANY ONE WITH INFO ON CONRAD BEER, OR ELLA BEER [HENDRICKS] CAME TO THE UNITED STATES AROUND THE YEAR OF 1882 FROM BREMERHAVEN,PROVIENCE OF HANOVER WEST GERMANY. CONRAD WAS BORN ON FEB. 17 1873, AND ELLA HENDRICKS BORN ON FEB 2 1873. THEY WERE MARRIED ON DEC. 11 1895. CONRAD DIED JUNE 4 1941, AND ELLA DIED AUG 4 1947. IN THE USA. WOUND LIKE TO HAVE MORE INFORMATION WHAT SHIP THEY CAME ON AND IF ANY LIVING RELATIVES STILL IN GERMANY. THANK YOU FOREST SHEARER. MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS FORNBEV@AOL.COM . 12 MAY 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org ANY ONE WITH INFORMATION ON EILERT FOLKERTS WHO ARRIVED IN THE UNITED STATES ARRIVED ON MARCH 9 1894. LEFT BREMEN GERMANY. WOULD LIKE INFORMATION WHY HE WAS SENT TO THE STATES AND HIS AGE . WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HIS MOTHERS NAME AND HIS FATHERS NAME AND HOW MANY BROTHERS AND SISTERS IF ANY. HIS BIRTHDAY WAS MARCH 23 1881? CAN BE CONTACTED AT FORNBEV@AOL.COM THANK YOU BEVERLY SHEARER 11 MAY 2002: Townsac@msn.com Looking for ancestor of Johannes Fredrick Peters-Zitteda, born on June 24, 185? in Rorichmoor, Ostfriesland-Germany. He emmigrated to America in 1876 in a sailboat with 20 people on board and naufragated near San Juan del norte in Nicaragua. If anybody knows about this please contact Kay Lietsch at E-mail Townsac@msn.com 11 MAY 2002: email@example.com Harm Folkert Krull
born Liemonwalde Ostfrieoland, Germany - came to Linn Tounship Woodford County, Ill. Married Rachel Poppinga 6th August 1880. Should of seperated from brothers.
11 MAY 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org I am looking for ship of Gust. Marquard age 30, from Gross Drensen in Prussia He arrived from Hamburg to USA onboard Bohemia on May 8 1882. Manifest ID number 60006.
How may I look at the whole passenger list.
I am also looking for Hettman, Stadtlander, and Grahlman names of which Stadtlander and Grahlman are also from Gross Drensen. Some of them arrived with a Guse family on the Borussia Ship and arrived in New York Harbor 19 November, 1869.
11 MAY 2002: email@example.com I am looking for information on Our Grandmother KATRINA DOORN b.5 1 1867 in Wittumd Germany. Her parents were JOHN DOORN and ETTA ELITS. She came to Minonk, Illinois, about 1887 with her mother and two sisters. She married JOHN ADEN and moved to Nebraska in 1889. Bernice Aden 11 MAY 2002: FRAEIS@aol.com Who knows Willem KONING * 1858 mentioned in churchbook Stapelmoor as son of Jürgen Koning and Lena Wessels?
Who knows Peter ENNEN mentioned 1729 in churchbook Bunde as "Ouderling" and also known for "Schatzungsregister"ß
11 MAY 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org I am looking for information on Frank John Paul Carouge who came to the United States in 1882 and settled in Baltimore Maryland. The only other information I have is from the 1910 Census that states that he was German and came from German parents. Any help would be appreciated. James H. Hull, Jr. 11 MAY 2002: email@example.com Hello! My name is Friedhelm Andre Wempen, living in north Germany. The area is called Ostfriesland and I am seeking for relatives whom emigrated to the States. Best regards, Friedhelm 11 MAY 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org I am looking for missing family members in Germany. My ancestors were Meinert/Minert Huls (born 21 April 1837 Hanoer or Munich area, died 27 Aug 1891, Basco, IL) and Saarke (Sara) Fecht - born 7 Dec. 1835 in Wiesens, died 17 Oct 1908 in IL. The came to America in 1871-1872 and settled near Carthage IL. I know that Sara had 2 brothers in Ostfriesland. It is also rumored that Huls had many relatives in Ostfriesland as well.
Meinert Huls's parents were Jacob Meinert Huls and Tette Margaretha Metha Janssen Huls. I don't have their birth or death dates. If anyone has has information regarding HULS or FECHT, please share. Thank you. - Katie Hoke (email: KatieHoke@yahoo.com). Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
11 MAY 2002: email@example.com I am looking for any information on my mother in law Nealy Lloyd Fowlks Born Sept.3, 1888 in Tennessee City, Tennessee, Died Jan.4, 1970 in Holdenville, Oklahoma. She was adopted by Uncle John Fowlks and Aunt Bettie Lucas. Married a William Patton Chadwick in Sept. 19, 1903 in either Dickson, Tennessee or Holdenville Oklahoma. More likely Dickson since they came to Oklahoma with three children (Walter, Lydia and Ella) from that area. Would appreciate any information for our newly developing.family tree. 11 MAY 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org I am seeking info on the family of Ludwig JUERGENS who was born in 1830's in, I believe, Bremen, Germany. He immigrated to Wisconsin, probably in the late 1860's or early 1870's, with his three youngest children - Emil, Louis Wilhelm and Carl. Louis Wilhelm Juergens graduated from Rush Medical College in Chicago (year unknown) and settled in Boltanville, WI to practice. Here he met and married Anna MORGENROTH - daughter of Charles Morgenroth. Charles Morgenroth was originally from Lower Saxony (Neidersachen). Any information would be appreciated - especially concerning Ludwig Juergen's wife and/or the places of origin of either family. --- Bruce and Kristine Reilly 5 MAY 2002: MBeckley@attbi.com Boeckli / becklee / Beckley
I am looking for information on a Uriah/Ulrich Boeckli/Beckley born about 1750 in Germany . Went to America and fought with the Continental armies. Anyone having any information or other places I may search . Please e mail me at Mbeckley@attbi.com Thank you
5 MAY 2002: Rsrcher@aol.com Hi, The problem I'm having is the only place I found info on my ancestor was on the Kashubian Research List - surnames " Franciszek Skuczynski married Victoria Kizewski" This site no longer exists and I've searched & searched everywhere with no results. I hope you can help me! Darlene I can't figure it out? 5 MAY 2002: WWILHELMDOPP@aol.com Dear Sir, My mother was from Groothusen. Her father was killed in the 1 WW in 1914 in French. Do you have any informatio on Weermann. Thanks, Wim D. Dopp 28 APR 2002: email@example.com WEISBROD
Searching for death date and place of burial of my g-grandfather, PHILIPP WEISBROD (b. 08.1.1858 in Reilingen, Germany).
His parents were Johann Peter WEISBROD and Marie Katharina WEISBROD. His siblings were: Johann Peter, Anna Maria, Johann Georg, Eva Katharina, Anna Katharina, Johann Jakob, Eva Maria, Jakob, Ludwig Karl and Michael.
Everyone except Anna Maria Weisbrod (b. 11.08.1853, Reilingen; d. 26.07.1930, Reilingen) immigrated to Cincinnati, Ohio-USA and were cigar makers.
Where did Philipp Weisbrod go? Who did Anna Maria Weisbrod marry? Children?
28 APR 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org FREUDENBERGER / ZIMMERMAN Bad Rappenau, Germany
Searching for distant FREUDENBERGER and/or ZIMMERMANN relatives still living in Bad Rappenau, Germany. My g-grandmother was Louise Wilhelmine Freudenberger b. 13.4.1864 in Bad Rappenau. Her parents were Johann August Freudenberger (b. 06.6.1839; d. 07.1.1912 in Bad Rappenau) and Luise Karolina Zimmermann (b.10.6.1838; d. 03.2.1923 in Bad Rappenau. Their children were: Louise Wilhelmine, Marie, Karl Wilhelmn, Karoline, Elisabetha Karolina, Johann August, Katharina, Marie and Wilhelmine Freudenberger.
Louise Wilhelmine and Marie immigrated to Cincinnati, OH -USA in 1881. Other family members remained in Bad Rappenau. Seeking contact with anyone recognizing these names to help identify old photographs. Carole Weisbrodt Lannom
27 APR 2002: SharliBird@aol.com Searching for information on Mathew Matelski and ancestors/relatives. The only information I have is that he was a farmer who immigrated to USA from Prussia and died in Warroad, MN, USA. He had at least one son, Stephen George Matelski (08/15/1903 - 03/19/1995) who married Francis Martha Mager ( - 1974). There was some movement in the family from MN to Chicago, IL because Stephen had a son Ernest Frank Matelski who may have been born either in Chicago, IL or Williams, MN. Anyone with info, please contact Alex Matelski @ email@example.com 27 APR 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org I am looking for information about my grandpa's family. His name was GEORG KARL HEINRICH REINERS and he was born in Oldenburg, Germany, in 03.01.1870. His parents were LUDWIG REINERS and MARIE REINERS. I Know that he had a sister named Lili who lived in Osterschaps around 1957, and that she had a grandson named Robert. Also, he had another sister named Sofie died in 16.04.1956, and maybe a brother named Hermann. Perhaps, some members of the family lived in Delmenhorst. GEORG KARL HEINRICH REINERS came from Germany to Brazil, got married and had 2 sons and a daugther. He lived in Cuiabá , Mato Grosso, until his death. He left many descendants and most of them live in Cuiabá. If you have any news about his family in Germany, please tell me. Thanks. 23 APR 2002: Fahnenlied@aol.com Looking for any family or friends who knew Heinrich( Henry) Kluin in New York. Henry owned a Sports Bar in the Bronx in the 1930`s. He was born before 1897. His sister Erna Kluin was my Grandmother from Ihren/Ihrhove. We need information about his father. There were numerous children one sister immigrated to Australia or New Zealand. Who was Heinrich married to in NY? Did he have any children? Heinrich came to NY before the WW2. Thank you for any info. Fahnenlied 23 APR 2002: email@example.com Searching for ancestry and decendants of Harm Christians born holthershide and Hendrika Ruiter . They were married in Bunde, Germany. Imigrated to the U.S. in 1895. They both died shortly after arriving here we believe he died in 1901 and she died 1905 she had remarried to a man with the last name of Haben. We have located her grave in Sibley Ia. Harm died some where between Walnut township Ia. And Sibley Ia. All 6 of their children were given out to other familys. Would defenitly be interested in finding out where Harm died. 19 APR 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org I'm looking for information on the name EIHAUSEN. My great-grandmother was Margaret Eihausen born on Dec 9, 1871 near or in Fedderwarden. She came to America sometime around 1905. She was married to Tom Harms in Fedderwarden Nov 7, 1896. 19 APR 2002: email@example.com I'm in search of information regarding my great grandfather, Stephen Mudder. Stephen was born in Bunde, Germany on December 19, 1868. He would later wed Grace Verbena Oorlog in Avon, South Dakota. Grace, also born in Bunde, Germany (July 30, 1882) was the daughter of George Oorlog (born March 7, 1854, in Bunde, Germany) who with his wife and family came to the United States on or about April 25, 1892. 19 APR 2002: GmaCarol203@aol.com MY GREATGRANDMOTHER EKA BRUNS WAS BORN HOLLEN 1838, DAUGHTER OF ENNE/ENNIS BRUNS AND W/1 NAME UNKNOWN. EKA SAID TO HAVE COME TO USA 1852 WITH SISTER BERTJE BRUNS WHO MARRIED JOHN FENNING/PENNING AND WENT TO BETHALTO, IL. EKA MARRIED JOHN THEEN (JANN THEYEN) IN ALTON IL DEC. 1857. JOHN/JANN B. JULY 25,1834 REMELS AREA, SON OF THEYE FOCKEN THEYEN B. 11/17/1801 POGHAUSEN AND GESCHE MARGARETHA WEYMANN DIRKS B.5/44/1801 SPOLS, UPLINGEN PARISH. JOHN/JANN IMMIGRATED TO USA 1851. THEYE AND GESCHE THEYEN IMMIGRATED TO USA 1855. IN 1978 I FOUND IN THE REMELS CHURCH BOOKS THAT THEYE FOCKEN THEYEN'S PARENTS WERE TEYE TEYEN (A HOUSEMAN) OF POGHAUSEN AND AMEKA JELSCHEN. JOHN AND EKA LIVED IN ALTON IL WHERE HE WAS A BLACKSMITH. SEEKING INFORMATION ON BRUNS, THEYEN/TEYEN/THEEN, DIRKS, JELSCHEN FAMILIES. CAROL BOULRIS, NEEDHAM, MASSACHUSETTS 19 APR 2002: APRBOOKXS4U@aol.com on November 11th, 2001 Dennis Geiseman was asking for his roots in Hatzum. I have some data material for him, but unfortunately the email returned. If he reads this message, please send me your new email-address. Kind regards, Almuth Petersen-Roil 19 APR 2002: MessbacherPetra@aol.com Hello, my name is Petra Messbacher and I try to find some traces of my grandmothers grandfather, named Franz Adelhard. A few facts I know: He went to America in 1890 (that time) to Lincoln Nebraska. He left my pregnant grand-grand-mother in the region of Bamberg (south-Germany). It is known that he came by ship from Bremen to America and then must have married a woman from England. It is told that either had four sons or four children. He still must have lived in the 1920s in Lincoln or surrounding. So I'm interessted in all stories of ADELHARDS in Nebraska. Please contact me. Thanks. 19 APR 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org Bruno S. Englemann 19 APR 2002: JS19668@aol.com Am searching for Steinbrugge in Rabber, Wittlage, Barkhausen Germany. 11 APR 2002: email@example.com I am looking for information from OSB WESTERENDE-KIRCHLOOG:
Need OSB record #1689 - Johann TJARKS, ref. #557.
Need OSB record #547 (or #647?) - Trienke TJARKS, ref. #103.
Any information preceding record #103 for Friderich Ulrich APKEN.
Any information Ehmina Janssen KRUSE (believed to have married "MOORMANN"), born 18 March 1849, ref. OSB #1206, died after January 1925. Possibly lived in AURICH.
I have my Kruse family tree available on a website for review. If you are interested, please email me. Ostfriesen surnames include; Alberts, Apken, Dirks, Eilts, Fluek, Friedrichs, Garbrands, Harms, Heinen, Hinrichs, Jansen, Jannsen, Jantje, Jimmel, Kruse, Lammerts, Loeschen, Lueppen, Moormann, Nanninga, Orbenga, Roolfs, Rysdick, Schusters, Siebelts, Simons, Sneider, Strenge, Sybels, Tammen, Tiarks, Tjaden, Tjarks, Ulbets, Uphoff, Weinholz.
10 APR 2002: JFonkert@aol.com Ridott / German Valley, Illinois
Butler / Hardin / Grundy Counties, Iowa
I am researching a group of families from the West Frisian island of Terschelling (off the northern coast of the Netherlands) that settled nearby the East Frisians, first in the Ridott/German Valley area of Stephenson County, Illinois, and later in the Ackley area near the junction of Butler, Hardin and Grundy counties in Iowa. I am trying to find out how these two groups got together. Anyone with clues or ideas, please contact me. I am particularly interested in the Pals family because there appear to have been Pals families from both Ostfriesland and Terschelling.
10 APR 2002: Maureen0614@aol.com Someone has been kind enough to alert me to your website. I am researching the families HANNEKEN, BOLLWIEN and KOOP from Papenburg, Germany. My great grandfather, William Hanneken, son of Bernard and Marie, was born in August, 1873 and emigrated to New York/New Jersey in 1895. His wife, Johanna Bollwien/Bolwin, was born in 1881 in Papenburg to Johannes Bollwien and Margarethe Koop. She emigrated with her parents in 1897. I am also in touch with the descendants of Nicholas and Margaret Hanneken, who emigrated to New Jersey. Nicholas came in 1897 and Margaret came in 1900 with their four small children: Bernard, Veronika, Elizabeth and Margaret. If anyone has any information on the ancestry of these families or on descendants in Germany, please contact me at Maureen0614@aol.com Thank you, Maureen Smith 7 APR 2002: FRAEIS@aol.com Who knows
Jan/s Baumann, born 1865 Bunde or Weener
Tönnis Baumann, born 1875 Weener
Antje Baumann, born 1877 Weener
6 APR 2002: Istj0306@aol.com I'm researching my ggrandparents. Any information you might have would be greatly appreciated.
* Gabrand (Gabbrand) Jurrens, b. 1865, Ostfriesland, d. 1948, Lyon County Iowa
* Henrietta Claausen, b. 1870, Ostfriesland, d. 1936, Lyon County Iowa
* Henry Laackmann, b. 1875, Schleswig-Holstein??, d. 1937, Lyon County Iowa
* Augusta ????, b. 1884, d. Doon, Iowa, 1968.
6 APR 2002: Istj0306@aol.com I'm researching my ggrandparents. Would love to hear from any "cousins" out there.
* Helmer Kruse, b. 1851, Simonswolde, d. 1924, George, IA
* Antje "Anna" Wolff (Wolfe, Wulf) b. 1857, Ihlowerfehn, d. 1922, George, IA
* Michaeel Nagel, b. 1855, Eddelack, d. 1929 Doon, IA
* Dora Schlimme, b. 1860, Davenport, IA, d. 1951, Doon, IA
6 APR 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org Hello all of you, is anyone of you knowing Mrs Sharon Burke? I found her query as follows on the Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild http://istg.rootsweb.com/1800/othyen18541108.html
Correspondence 06/08/01 passenger #252-256 ROSSMULLERMy ancestors are Eilert Rossmuller and family, 252-256. They settled in St. Clair County, Illinois but later moved to Gage County, Nebraska. The father Eilert died a few months after coming to America. His children were Eilert (not Eilers), Meta, Trentje and Albert. The mother died before sailing and I am trying to locate a name, as well as birth or death dates on the father or the parents' ancestory. Please e-mail me at Sharon Burke if you know of any information.I have important news for her concerning those emigrants #252-256, in fact we have descendants of this family related to our Becker family of Vossbarg, Ostfriesland. I tryed to contact Sharon under her email address as given before - however got no response. So, if anyone is knowing Sharon, please make her contacting me!
Thank you, Jürgen Adams
6 APR 2002: email@example.com Need parents & place of birth for Henry HARMS born 16 June 1830-31 Ostfriesland. Came to US 1853. First to ILL, Neb. then settled in Craig, Holt Co., MO. married 3 times, Rossmiller, Minnie Ohlenseele, Mrs. Anna Gerdes. died Holt Co. MO 13 January 1916. 1 APR 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org At one time, I received some information about the Muntinga family. It was listed as Muntinga 2 which I could download and muntinga.rtf which I couldn't download. I feel that would have the info that I want for my relation but can't seem to remember where I received that. I know, I should have written it down but I didn't. Would the person please send it again? email@example.com THANKS 1 APR 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org Did Jan Hanssen Jacobs, a Deichsticher in Pilsum, b. 29 Sep. 1801 have any siblings (brudern oder schwestern)? Leonard J. Jacobs 1 APR 2002: email@example.com We are looking for the name of Beijerbacht, Beijerbach, Beijerbag people moved to Amsterdam and Outshoorn around 1710-1760. Any information you can suggest as to how to go about it be much appreciated. H. P . Beijerbacht 1 APR 2002: FRAEIS@aol.com Who knows:
- Christ Bohling son of Heinrich Christoph Bohling and Lena Wessels married 1879, living Breda
- Margaretha Bohling married to Johannes Clausen 1900, Iowa
- (all siblings):
Rikkea Wessels, born 1878 Stapelmoor
Folkertdina Wessels, born 1874 Stapelmoor
Harbertdina Wessels, born 1869 Stapelmoor
Geeske Wessels, born 1866 Stapelmoor
Grietje Wessels, born 1864 Stapelmoor
(last to US with sister Lena after 1885)
- Jantje Poel * 12.2.1842 Christian-Eberhards-Polder married to Jan Leuning/Löning * 18.10.1845 Bunde
- Descendants of:
John Baumann married 1888 to Christine Goldhorn, born Bunde 1870 as children are known:
Chris, Sophie, John, Minnie, Nan,Mattie, Ben, Fred, Frank, Bert.
1 APR 2002: Mom1123@aol.com I am working on a monument/gravestone for my immigrant great grandmother and want to know if it is proper to say she was born in Aurich, Ostfriesia or Aurich, Ostfriesland? Thank you very much. 31 MAR 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org Do you have records of the Surname--Pommer that lived in Loquard in the late 1800's Thank You. Al Janssen--Waverly, Iowa 30 MAR 2002: email@example.com Looking for the parents of Jan Eils BONN, or any other information of the family.
b. 28 Oct 1819 in Leer, Ostfriesland, Germany; d. 16 Jan 1904 in Forreston, Ogle County, Il; Came over to America in 1866. An obituary for John Eils Bonn appears in the Ostfriesische Nachrichten (Newpaper of the Ostfriesens in the midwest) 1 Feb 1904.
Married in 1842 to Sarah POST b. 19 Apr 1819 Birth Place: Leer Ostfrieseland, Germany Father: Abraham Arends POST (1772-) Mother: Trientje Berends VAN AHLEN (1778-) She is the daughter of Abraham POST, as confirmed by Die Familien der Festung und des Dorfes Leerort (1600-1900) bearbeit von Wilhelm Lange 1984 Verlag Ostfriesische Landschaft, Georgswall 3, 2960 Aurich1 Staats-und Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg Carl von Ossietzky (page 240).
- M: Yan Eils BONN1 (Died as Child)b. 14 Feb 1843 Birth Place: Leer Ostfrieseland, Germany d. 15 Oct 1850 Age: 7 Death Place: Leer Ostfresland, Germany
- F: Trintje Johanna BONN b. 23 Nov 1846 Birth Place: Leer Ostfrieseland, Germany
- M: Jacob Eils BONN b. 26 May 1850 Birth Place: Leer Ostfresland, Germany
- F: Toof Toshlee BONN (Stillborn)b. 30 Nov 1852 Birth Place: Leer Ostfresland, Germany
- F: Hanna Maria BONN b. 31 Oct 1853 Birth Place: Leer Ostfresland, Germany
- M: Jon Eils BONN (Died as Infant)b. 8 Jul 1856 Birth Place: Leer Ostfresland, Germany Death Date: 9 Dec 1857 Death Place: Leer Ostfresland, Germany
- M: Jan Eils BONN (Died as Infant)b. 4 Nov 1858 Birth Place: Leer Ostfresland, Germany Death Date: 19 May 1860 Death Place: Leer Ostfresland, Germany
30 MAR 2002: Luvmysuits@aol.com I am hoping that someone out there can help us find the ancestors of my grandmother, Hazel Marie ROSCHEWSKI Sandersfeld. She was born on February 9, 1907, in the Gage County, Beatrice, Nebraska area. She is the daughter of Fred ROSCHEWSKI and Hanna Agusta SCHANK. Fred ROSCHEWSKI was the son of Martin ROSCHEWSKI, Sr. and Hanna Augusta SCHANK . There was also a brother named Martin ROSCHEWSKI, Jr. Hannah Augusta SCHANK was the daughter of Carl W. SCHANK and Tena BOLDT. She had a brother named Charles ROSCHEWSKI. We think that Charles married someone by the name of Anna WEIDENHAMMER. If anyone can help us find the long lost ancestors of Hazel Marie ROSCHEWSKI Sandersfeld, please do not hesitate to e mail me with any information you have. My grandmother just turned 95 years old, and we would like to be able to present her with this information. Looking forward to hearing from you soon. Pegi Taylor 25 MAR 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org I'm writing this to find the family of Hilka Huisanga of Pogum Ostfiesland Germany.She's my great grandmother.She married Jasper Westerman 12/19/1892 in the U.S.A. She came to America as a child born in 12/20/1872.She taught school for a number of years.She died in 1933 and was buried in Lennox south dakota. any help would be great. Thanks
Steve and Sandy Westerman
25 MAR 2002: ForMarian@aol.com Looking for information on the Joost family from LINTIG or Nierdersachen on or about 1848 or 1850. 25 MAR 2002: email@example.com My Ostfriestland Harberts Ancestors are as Follows:
Descendants of Unkown Harberts
Generation No. 1
1. UNKOWN1 HARBERTS
Children of UNKOWN HARBERTS are:
2. i. HARBERT WILHELMS2 HARBERTS.
ii. HARMNE HARBERTS, m. ? WILHELMS.
Generation No. 2
2. HARBERT WILHELMS2 HARBERTS (UNKOWN1) He married JANNTJE JANSHEN.
Child of HARBERT HARBERTS and JANNTJE JANSHEN is:
3. i. WILHELM (WILLIAM)3 HARBERTS, b. January 19, 1831, Loquard, Ostfriesen, Germany; d. February 02, 1903, Cokeland, Dorchester County, Maryland.
Generation No. 3
3. WILHELM (WILLIAM)3 HARBERTS (HARBERT WILHELMS2, UNKOWN1) was born January 19, 1831 in Loquard, Ostfriesen, Germany, and died February 02, 1903 in Cokeland, Dorchester County, Maryland. He married SCHWANTZE (SUSIE) DUIS JANSSEN Bef. 1858 in Loquard, Ostfriesen, Germany. She was born June 1829 in Germany, and died May 03, 1907 in Vienna, Dorchester County, Maryland.
Children of WILHELM HARBERTS and SCHWANTZE JANSSEN are:
i. HERBERT4 HARBERTS, b. October 08, 1858, Germany; d. April 16, 1920, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota; m. BANKA (BECKY) HARBERTS; b. June 12, 1867, Germany; d. December 28, 1958, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota.
ii. JOHANN (JOHN) HARBERTS, b. August 15, 1860, Ostfriesland, Germany; d. July 12, 1944, Rushmore, Nobles County, Minnesota.
iii. JANTZE (JENNIE) JANSSEN HARBERTS, b. August 20, 1862, Loquard, Ostfriesen, Germany; d. February 23, 1952, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota; m. FRITZ (FRED) VANDERBERG, April 06, 1891, Ackley, Hardin County, Iowa; b. 1850, Berlin, Germany; d. April 21, 1926, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota.
iv. JAKOB HARBERTS, b. November 28, 1864, Germany; d. 1934, Rushmore, Nobles County, Minnesota; m. JOHANNA G. TJADEN, January 03, 1902, Cambridge, DorchesterCounty, Maryland; b. January 25, 1885; d. March 20, 1968, Rushmore, Nobles County, Minnesota.
v. HANKO HARBERTS, b. February 02, 1866, Ostfriesen, Germany; d. March 10, 1938, Rushmore, Nobles County, Minnesota; m. DENA G. TJADEN, February 02, 1900, Little Rock, Lyon County, Iowa; b. June 18, 1880, Ostfriesen, Germany; d. February 05, 1957, Rushmore, Nobles County, Minnesota.
vi. WILHELM ( WILLIAM) HARBERTS, b. September 24, 1870, Gemany; d. July 23, 1950, Burlington Flats, Otsego County, New York.; m. JUATJE G. (TILLIE) TJADEN, November 22, 1904, Cambridge, Dorchester County, Maryland; b. November 07, 1882, Germany; d. April 20, 1942, Burlington Flats, Otsego County, New York.
vii. ANKE (ANNIE) GRIETJI (GRACE) HARBERTS, b. February 08, 1873, Emden, Ostfriesen, Germany; d. November 14, 1945, University Hospital, Anoka, Anoka County, Minnesota; m. ALBERTO BURNS BROWN, June 11, 1890, Lee Township, Franklin County, Iowa; b. April 14, 1864, Galesburg, Kalamazoo County, Michigan; d. January 08, 1955, Anoka, Anoka County, Minnesota.
Our Elusive one is Annie we just have had no luck what so ever in finding out when she Immigrated all we know for sure is that it was before her parents who came over in 1886, that she was at one time in German Twp. Ogle County when she first came over but was in Iowa by 1890. We are pretty sure she immigrated with brothers Herbert, Jacob I think that their parents sent them over with a relative who was coming.
25 MAR 2002: Luvmysuits@aol.com My cousins and I are researching the SANDERSFELD family. We know that our great grandfather Cassen Meenken SANDERSFELD b. 8-24-1875, was the only one in his family that came to the United States in the late 1800's. He eventually settled in the Gage County, Nebraska area. He was the oldest of six children of Meenke CaBen SANDERSFELD b. 12-5-1836, and Gesche Heyen GARRELS b. 6-15-1847. There were twins Heye Meenken and Jann Meenken b. 5-4-1877. They also had a sister Antje Meenken b. 8-27-1887 d. 3-18-1891. We would like very much to know about his long lost family in the Firrel, Hessel, Strackholt areas of Ostfriesland. Some of his family names include SANDERSFELD, GARRELS, KEISER, DUIS, ALJETS, DIRCKS, and BRAU. We are also researching our great grandmother Gretje (Grace) MEINTS from Strackholt. She came to the United States in the late 1800's with her parents Heye Janssen MEINTS b. 7-17-1842, and Antje Amanda Geska SCHUSTER b. 7-17-1843, and her 8 brothers and sisters. They first settled in the Golden, Illinois area, and later in the Gage County, Nebraska area. We would also like to know more about the family she left behind in Strackholt. Some of her family names include MEINTS, SCHUSTER LUBINUS, LUDECKE, ZIMMERMAN, MENNEN, FRERICHS. Thank you everyone for any help you might be able to give us.
21 MAR 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org I´m looking ancestors of Alejandro Bronislav Jedrysiak, born september 21, 1945 in Westrhauderfehn, Germany. I believe his mother was Genoveva Grayper and his father Bronislav Jedrysiak. I know that they left the place in a ship around 1947-1950. Thank you for any help you can give me in this matter. 21 MAR 2002: email@example.com Searching for Peter VISSERING, of Filsum Germany, wife name of Anna Dicken, my g-grandparents. They were parents of Bertje Meta Vissering, who was born July 9, 1844. Also searching John KLEEMAN of Altenburg Germany, father of Lambertus Kleeman, who was born October 9, 1875. And for, John EWEN of Germany, husband of Bertja Meta Ewen. Thank you for any help you can give, Carl Jones 21 MAR 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org Surnames: DENKER, MEINTS, MENSSEN, BRUMNS, BEHRENS. George Esen Denker, born March 17, 1823 in Fulkum, died in Quincy, IL 28 Sep 1910; his first marriage was to Johanna Meints. His daughter Antje married Jacob Esen Menssen in Westerbur, Ost. before immigrating to IL. His daughter Minnie married George F. Brumns, and lived in the Pekin, IL area. Another daughter Katrina married John J. Behrens in Il, but moved to Cedar County, NE. Son Henry Sebens Denker married Altjen Hedden in MO and lived in the Pekin, IL area. Daughter Mary married Nickolas Woll, living the last 20 - 30 years of their lives in San Jose, Mason Co., IL. 14 MAR 2002: Sayspazz@aol.com Vonitzen/Itzen? Located Charles and Sophia Vonitzen in l880 census of Fennimore Wisc....Can't locate anything about them....have their surnames? Charles was 30 and wife Sophia was 20. Sandy 14 MAR 2002: Calhounms@aol.com I am researching the name Ruestman (Rustman). My great-grandmother came from the Dornum-Hage area and settled first in Illinois and then on to Lyon Co. in Iowa. 14 MAR 2002: email@example.com I am researching Heinrich Andreas Wieburg born October 13, 1846 in Wittmund. I have his parents listed as Johann Heinrich Wieburg and Hilke Maria Frerichs.
I found Heinrich listed on the passenger list from Bremen on the ship Asia arriving in New York on June 16, 1866. This all I have found to date.
9 MAR 2002: Sandjoe57@aol.com I am researching my great-grandparents: Ehme Schmidt ( Eme Smidt ) born abt 1849 in Germany and died 1899-1900 in Pekin, Illinois, who married my great grandmother Anna Willamena Blei who was born January 28, 1852 in Verdum, region of Ostfriesland,Germany to John Blei & mother unk. They crossed the seas and arrived in America in 1880. I have two of their children listed that came with them on this trip:
1.) Henry Schmidt and Anna H. Smith born March 08, 1880, Ostfriesland,Germany and died in Pekin Illinois in 1953.
Their other children were:
3.) Frederick Antone Smith August 01, 1881
4.) Johann Ehme Schmidt October 29, 1882
The baby's german name was Johann ( John) Ehme Schmidt, son of Ehme Schmidt and Antje geb. Blei. b. 20 Oct. 1882, d. 25 Dec. 1883. This imformation was listed in the book " We Will Go to a New Land The Great East Frisian Migration to America 1845-1895 by Robert H. Behrens on pg. 142.
5.) Johanna Klasine Smith May 08, 1885 Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL.
6.) William E. Smith August 31, 1888
7.) Edna Edith Smith December 26, 1890
8.) Zennie Clausina Ruth Smith February 28, 1892
9.) Dede Dietrich William Smith April 12, 1896
grand-daughter of Zennie (Smith) Williams
8 MAR 2002: PSimon7536@aol.com My great grandfather was named Frank or Franz GIESKE. Research so far indicates that he was born March 29, 1840 in Horsten, Malgartan in the Kingdom of Hannover. he came to the USA about 1866 (about the same time that Prussia annexed Hannover). He first settled in Covington, Kentucky where he married Elizabeth Broerman about 1868. Their first child was born there. By 1872 they were living in Cincinnati where the other five childred (including by own grandfather, William Gieske) was born. After that date we have fairly good records up to the present time. Now, we would like to prove his birth in the town indicated and, if possible, take his ancestry back as far as possible.
I read on your web site about the existence of an Ortssippenbuch dealing with Horsten (1682-1900) Band 13. and thought it might be of value to me. Could you tell me if my ancesters appear in it? If so, I would definitely like to buy a copy, if one is still available.
Thank you for any help you can give me in this matter.
7 MAR 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org I don't have a query right now but, in going over my records, I found the year of immigration for my and my husbands ancestors. They originated near Emden. I was just so excited as I hadn't looked just for that before.
I feel it is because of this group that I pursued this angle. THANKS
7 MAR 2002: email@example.com I am searching for any HINTE surnames that are listed. Regards W.R.HINTE. firstname.lastname@example.org 7 MAR 2002: email@example.com Margaret Elizabeth Onken (1869-) married to GErd Toben Onken (1857-1907) married in 1888 lived in Wittmund. Margaret moved to US in 1908 after Gerd's death. Her children were Frederick Wilken Henken(1892-), GErhard Johan Henken (1894-1925), twins Hendrich Martin Henken & Edward Cornelius Henken (1898-), Wilhel Johan Henken (1902-), Hinrich Harmes Henken(1904-1928), Martin Henken (1906-1912) and my grandmother Anneta Maria Elise Henken (1900-1972)
I am looking for relatives of my great grandmother, Margaret Elizabeth Onken and her siblings who continued to live in the area of Wittmund or Leerhafe: Her parents were Gerd Johnson Onken (leerhafe) & Ocheta Marie Hendrix (updorf) lived in Wittmund during marriage.
Siblings to Margaret Elizabeth Onken were Henkick Onken (1866-1945), George Onken (1873-), Frederick Toben Onken(1815-)
Thank you so much for any information you might be able to send to me
Linda Davis Okazaki
7 MAR 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org Johann Friedrich Meyer of Bühren, Germany (Niedersachsen/Ostfriesland) married to Gretje Reents Lükens (1824-1854).
Children: Reent(1824-1824), Anna Johanna Catharina Janssen (1848-), Reinhard Bernahard Janssen (1851-1927) and Gretje (1853-1853. Johann remarried Altje Heyen Cramer(1833-1887). Altje had a daughter Foskea Gretjelina Cramer as well as my great grandfather Heiko Georg Hasseler. Altje was divorced from Heiko's father Dirk Focken Hasseler. Reinhard (aka R. B. Meyer) came to America and settled in Detroit, MI. He married Henrietta. They are in the 1900 census and the 1890 city directory. I'm looking for further information on this family, in particular the Johann - Altje connection. Also any information on Meiko Meyer (1870-1908), Jennie Meyer Friesma (1867-), Diederich Meyer(1863-1889), Minnie Meyer Brown (1872-) and Grietje Meyer Teunis (1865-). Jennie and Mieko were in Detroit, the others probably were but not sure. Meiko sponsored Heiko when he came to the USA in 1884. They are all connected in some way to my family.
7 MAR 2002: email@example.com Update to January 2002 Query
Folkert W. Gerdes' widow Mary Ray Gerdes of Cass County Illinois did not marry T. John Franken as I said in an earlier query January 2002. She married T.John Franken's brother William Franken.
7 MAR 2002: Tbd450@aol.com Have you ever come across the name Didawick? If so, I would like very much to hear about it. I think there were some in North Germany and Austria in the seventeen hundreds.
Thanks, T. Didawick
7 MAR 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org Looking for John Gorath 28 FEB 2002: email@example.com I'm looking to borrow the issues of the newspapers "Ostfriesische Nachrichten" between 1916 and 1946 and "Ostfriesen-Zeitung" between 1946 and 1971. I would appreciate your help. 28 FEB 2002: HeinzAnneNey@aol.com There suppose to been a heinrich de Buhr who went to Illinois in 1890. I think he was born in Ihrhove or Barge, Germany. His brother was my grandmothers husband Eilert de Buhr, who died in 1897 in Irhove. My grandmother had lost contact with Heinrich de Buhr in Illinois, after she married again in 1903. I am out her second marrige, but Eilert and and my gr. mother haf four children. They always wondered what happend to Heinrich. 28 FEB 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org I am trying to locate my Grandmother who was german, born in Russian Occupied Poland at about1897-9 ...Her name would have been Augusta T. Heindrick coming to the US in about 1910...She was greeted by her older sister Emma
Thank you for your help Dianne G. Silsbee
28 FEB 2002: JS19668@aol.com We are researching Steinbrugge from Rabber, Germany and then to Ohio 24 FEB 2002: email@example.com Hello, My name is Gloria Busman and I have recently begun the geneological hunt. I have three family surnames I would be interested in finding more about. They are Busman, Smidt, and Husinga. Any help you could give me would be much appreciated.
1858A Montclair Drive
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29464
24 FEB 2002: MRodenbaeck@t-online.de i am looking for the family name: RODENBÄCK in the usa ... 24 FEB 2002: PatCasjens@aol.com Looking for information on Eilt Harms CASJENS born about 1818 in Germany. He emigrated to the U.S. with wife Anna (Fenty?) and 4 children (Kriene, Emma, Elsie and Eilt Herman) in 1857. She died in the U.S. and Eilt Harms Casjens is believed to have gone back to Germany leaving the 4 child behind. I believe that Eilt died 2 Feb. 1896 in Warsingsfehn, Germany. Any help in locating records especially in Germany would be appreciated. 24 FEB 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org I am searching for information on the SUNTKEN surname. My great grandfather Jilde/Julfert Jurgens OMMENs mother was Teiti M. SUNTKEN from Germany. His father was John Ludwig OMMEN. Other children that I know names of were the following:
• John/Johann Ludwig OMMEN Gretchen/Gretije OMMEN who married someone whose last name was Habben. When Jilde died in Michigan his obit said Gretchen lived in Royal Illinois. He also left family in Germany.
• Jildes/Julferts brother, John Ludwig OMMEN married Theda G.J. SUNTKEN. Theda was born July 24, 1872 in Germany d. July 11, 1946 and is buried in Anchor Illinois.
• John Ludwig OMMEN b.Jan.20, 1870 in West Dunum Germany d.Sept. 9, 1917 in Schoolcraft, Michigan in a car train accident on his way with family to visit family in Sunfield, Michigan.
• Ludwig W. OMMEN-John and Thedas son b.July 10, 1899 in Illinois d. Sept. 9, 1917 in Schoolcraft, Michigan in a car train accident.
• Thedas brother was John SUNTKEN I believe he, his wife, a 1 year old baby Marie SUNTKEN-who was age 9 in 1917 Edward SUNTKEN-who was 8 in 1917 were John SUNTKENs children.
I am not sure how George SUNTKEN is related. They were all on the trip to Michigan from Illinois to visit family that had moved there from Illinois.
I am trying to find out where the SUNTKENS were born in Germany or anything else I can find out.
Thank you! (o:
24 FEB 2002: Lordjim10@aol.com Searching for any information, descendants/ancestors of family name HESSENIUS from Westrhauderfehn and perhaps Leer. In particular, Jochem HESSENIUS (George Hessenius), born in Westrhauderfehn on 11Jan1840, son of Eilert Jochems HESSENIUS and Arendje Antons ENGELS. He emigrated to the USA circa 1860 and married Margaret Frances Connors of Boston, MA. One sister, Lina (né) HESSENIUS ZACKARIUS and one brother, Peter HESSENIUS, also emigrated to the USA. One brother, Anton HESSENIUS still living in Westrhauderfehn in 1913. Six other brothers remained in Ostfriesland. Appreciate any and all information. Thank you! 24 FEB 2002: JS19668@aol.com I am searching for information on Johann Frederick Steinbrugge born 10-20-1820 in Rabber, Germany Kr. Barkhausen, also Louisa his daughter. 16 FEB 2002: BBSaffig.email@example.com I am looking for possible descendants of
1) HERMAN GOSEVOERT, in 1476 mentioned in a contract between the Chieftain Hycko Mauritze of DORNUM, representing Countess Theda of East Frisia, and a farmer. (cf Osfriesisches Urkundenbuch). The event took place at Aurich;
2) GOSEVORTH family members (various different spellings), living in about 1550 in JEMGHUM/JEMGUM, East Frisia.
My name and address are:
16 FEB 2002: JudyByJudy@aol.com Hi! I am looking for five brothers, Joachim, Rudolph, Fred, John, and Carl Schultz who immigrated to America in about 1853 - 1854. Carl sailed from Hamburg on 23 Mar 1854 and his passport says there are further records in Struttgart. Does anyone know what kind of records these might be and how do I go about finding them? I don't know what part of Germany these brother's lived in prior their emmigration. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Judy 16 FEB 2002: NormanBacker800@msn.com Backer Family relatives 11 FEB 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org Attention Jerry Knock: I have been trying to reach you regarding the Rubbie and Venenga research in Minnesota but your email address does not work. Please contact me. Russell Hewitt 11 FEB 2002: email@example.com Searching for any information on the wife of PETER DAVIDS ODHEN, born in Germany early 1800's. They had a daughter TRIENTJE, born July 6, 1834 in Germany. This WIFE died somewhere between 1834 and 1837. Who is this wife he married?? Searching for information on DIRK ECKHOFF, born Dec. 17, 1834 in Germany. Also please help me find history of JOHANN H MIDDENTS, born Sept. 7, 1863 in UPHUSEN, Ostfriesland, Germany. He came of the U.S. in 1882. Thank you! 11 FEB 2002: FRAEIS@aol.com Who knows: Jan Jakobs born Weener/Rheiderland 1878. Jakob Jakobs born Weener/Rheiderland 1870. Karel Jakobs born Weener/Rheiderland 1873.
Who knows (all siblings): Janna Reents/Reemts/Reints Jans born 1848 Stapelmoor. Bernd Reents/Reemts7Reints jans born 1851 Stapelmoor. Siebentje Jans born 1854 Stapelmoor. Reent/Reint Jans born 1857 Stapelmoor. Eeke Jans born 1859 Stapelmoor. Who knows anything about: Hebe (Heibe) Wessels/Baumann/Bouman * 1832 Stapelmoor oo Abel Abels at Winschoten/Netherland 1858?
Who knows anything about: Gebke Wessels/Baumann/Bouman * 1856 Stapelmoor?
9 FEB 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org Some of the people that I am having a deadend are:
LOGER, Dick 10-27-1858---11-7-1930
VOGT, Grace 10-14-1864---6-28-1936
GEERDS, Jantje 1770---12-14-1847 father Engel Geerds 1748---1-3-1828 von Borenborg, married to Egbertus Dieken(Dyken) who are the parents of
DIEKEN, Cornelia 6-7-1858 Visguard? ---9-25-1938. She was married to Klaas Boomgarden, my husbands grandfather.
TIEDENS, Roelf or Nanno Willems of Hatzum. Roelf was born in 1792 but have nothing on Nanno. Roelf died in Nendorf on 5-4-1855, buried in Emden.
Frerichs/ Tiedens. I noticed this once but can't find the person back to email him/her.
9 FEB 2002: email@example.com Hello looking for family .. . Johann Friedrich Melchers . Was born in Horsten Ostfriesland . Germany on Dec. 1858 . He came to the United States. in the year of 1882 and has resided in Cass co. IL. On nov. 10 1889 . He was married to Anna Hinrichs . 3 children born one surviving . John Henry Melchers ,,,, and was married to Anna Susie Degroot ..... 3 children were born Fred , Elsie ,my father Earl E . Melchers , any information would be helpful ... Mark M Melchers. firstname.lastname@example.org 9 FEB 2002: email@example.com Hi, I'm researching the Arends of Emden Hannover, Prussia. My ggggrandfather was born sometime between 1807 and 1818 in Emden Hannover Prussia and would like any info on him or where I can go for info. I don't know if this is the right query board or not but maybe somebody could lead me in the right direction. It is diffucult as I don't speak or read German.Any help would be appreciated. Thanks ahead of time. Lillian Arends 9 FEB 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org Grandmother was born in Leer, Germay, 4/13/1890. Looking for family-parents were Bernhardt and Christine Meyer. would love information on general occupations in Leer as my mother, age 83, (her daughter) would love to know maybe her mother's family occupation. 9 FEB 2002: BRYANCE@southernco.com My surname, Yance, is pronounced Yonts. From the Yonts Family Center Web page our surname was probably spelled Jans or Jantz and was probably Ostfriesan. Any information pertaining to these families would be appreciated.
Email : email@example.com
or firstname.lastname@example.org 9 FEB 2002: email@example.com Ulpts Claassen marreid Engels Balster on or about 1827 in either Leer or Irhrove Ostfriesland. I am looking for information on his family. Parents of either is what I'm looking for. Thank You 9 FEB 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org I am looking for the birthplace and ancestors of Michael HELMANTEL. I believe he was born in Germany in 1745 and died on 6 Nov 1818 in Smith Co., Tennesee. He was married to Catherine Herman in 1766 in Frederick, Maryland. 9 FEB 2002: Lynngns@aol.com TOBIASSEN - Marx, Germany
EDEN - Abickhafe, Germany
9 FEB 2002: email@example.com Peter and Mary (Mareka) Vanderwerf came from Jennolt, Ostfriesland about 1879 with Wilke, Casjens, Simon and Ida and their families. It has been said that Mary did not survive the trip and Peter stayed in New York where he died. The others settled in the 4 corners area of Iowa (Ackley, Wellsburg, Parkersburg, Applington, etc. Near 1900 the Wilke family moved to Brown County, Minnesota and part of the Simon and Ida families South of Sioux Falls. I have extensive info on the descendants but would appreciate updates. I would especially like to find out what happened to Peter and Mary, go back farther up the tree and down some of the other branches. I would also like to make contact with any relatives remaining in the "old country". 9 FEB 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org I am looking for any information on the surnames, Folkerts, Bockelmann, Doorn, Specht, Zimmerman, Wehausen, Peterson from Ostfriesland, Germany. I'm having a lot of trouble, please help if you can 9 FEB 2002: email@example.com HELLO I AM A DESCENDANT OF ALBERDENA ALBERS WHO BORN IN 1825 IN OSTFREIDSLAND GERMANY SHE MARRIED JAN EVERTS SLEPER. WE HAVE HER LISTED AS ALBERDENA ALBERS JAKOBS ON THE SLEPER FAMILY TREE WHERE DID THE JAKOBS SURNAME COME FROM?WAS SHE MARRIED TO A JAKOBS BEFORE SHE MARRIED JAN EVERTS SLEPER? NEED HELP HERE THANK YOU ROMONA PERKINS 30 JAN 2002: Nanningad@aol.com I am looking for ancestors of Harm Ulphes Nanninga from Victorbur Ost Friesland, b. 1690 - d. August 15, 1758, married to Elizabeth Ocken.
Harm Ulphes N. had a son named Frerich Harms Nanninga also of Victorbur, b. May 9, 1737 - d. May 24, 1810. Married to Grietje Tjaards.
Frerich Harms N. had a son named Conke Frerichs Nanninga also of Victorbur, b. March 28, 1766 - d. February 14, 1814. Married Antcke Otten
Any Nanninga family connections before Harm Ulphes Nanninga would be appreciated.
Donald W. Nanninga
30 JAN 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org Looking for family of origin of Folker (Folkert) W. Gerdes born October 23, 1834 near Emden, Oesfriesland, Germany. One source says he came to America at age 17 (ca. 1851) to escape the Army. Son William's county history book sketch says his father Folker W. Gerdes came to America ca 1855. He married at age 28 on 04/05/1863 Mary E. Ray in Cass County Illinois. Her family had migrated from the East Coast to Illinois. His naturalization record was filed in Petersburg, Menard County in November 1864. He was a farmer, had several children, joined the Mt. Olive Baptist Church near his farm, was a school superintendent of Pontiac School and was a county commissioner. He died at age 49. His widow married a T. John Franken born Sept 23, 1833 whose first wife was Gretje Franken. Possibility he may have been from Wiesede. 30 JAN 2002: Kay.Blaas@luetjen.b.shuttle.de Hallo, I am looking for two brothers, who emigrated to the USA: Ihnke Eiben (born 18.1.1814) and Friedrich (born 31.1.1827) Lütjens in Reitzburg/Burhafe/Wittmund. Their father Ihnke Eiben Meents changed his surname to Lütjens. It is said, that the two brothers fought on different sides during the Civil War.We have some photos made in Peoria, Chatsworth and Fairbury, Illinois. I found a farmer in this region, called Lutjens, who can only remember his grandfather Ulrich. But I am convinced from the photos, that there must be some more Lutjens. There must have been a rich American Luitjens of Dutch origin, who died without heir in the middle of the 19.th century, so some of the Lütjens changed their name to Luitjens. For any information thank you.
Kay Lütjen Blaas
30 JAN 2002: email@example.com Looking for any Emkes relatives that might be out there. 30 JAN 2002: DoornkampT@vertis.nl Hello, My query: Dirk Juergens (born ABT 1720) married to Engel Hinderks (born ABT 1722, died 16 jun 1782 Ihren), child Jan Dirks born 13 mar 1762 Ihren), all in OSB Ihrhove #2218. If anybody has data on these people, it would get me out of a nasty dead end.
28 JAN 2002: G-C.SCHLEEHAUF@bigpond.com I am seeking information on my grandfather, Friedrick Wilhelm Heinrich August Carl Schleehauf who was born in Wilhelmshaven on March 24 th 1891. I am also seeking further information on his parents. From naturalisation papers I have found his father's name to be August Schleehauf. It is believed his mother's maiden name was ARNOLD and that she may have originated from the Friesischian Islands. My great grandfather, August was a German Naval Officer involved in flying Zeppelin Airships from Lake Constance at Friedrickshaven. My grandfather, Friedrick is believed to have attended the University of Leipzig where he became proficient in building in steel concrete and timber. He also joined the German Navy but was later discharged due to injuries he received during his service. He departed Germany and sailed to Australia on board the LOTHRINGEN, arriving at the port of Brisbane on April 6th,1914. Friedrick had one brother, Adolph who later joined the Foreign Legion. He served under the name of Lieutenant Danne and was killed in Africa whilst serving with this unit. There were also two sisters, Meta and Marie. They both emigrated to America and Marie is supposed to have married a pastry chef by the name of Paul Kampie. I have no further information on this branch of the family and greatly appreciate any assistance in this matter. I have no objections in being contacted via my E-mail or by telephone here in Australia. My phone number is 07 46987820.
25 JAN 2002: Zassy1007@aol.com Hello. My Surch names are WATERMANN; HAUTJER; HINNERS; KUPER; DOJEN; AHLERS; HOLLMANN; KÖRTE; JELTEN. I am searching in Holtland; Nortmoor; Brinkum; Detern; Rhaude; Ostercheps. Greetings, Sabine Zastawniak 25 JAN 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org Looking for ancestors and/or place of birth of my grandfather, JOHANN GARRELT WILLMS, born July 24, 1866 somewhere near Ostfriesland area of Germany. Died January 4, 1913 Minden, Nebraska U.S.A. Father was JOHANN WILLMS, mother was ALTJE ALBERTS. He had a brother Charles. He married Rixte Johanna Jelken in 1895 in Franklin County, Nebraska. Have 22,000 East Frisian names in my database including OSTERBUHR, JELKEN, YELKEN, SAATHOFF, FRERICHS, ALBERTS, RUHS, WITTFOTH, JURGENS, RADEMACHER, ALBERS and many others if anyone needs assistance. 23 JAN 2002: ROJDOC@aol.com Looking for Justina Joachim, married Peter Ravenstein in Oldersum 23 JAN 2002: S61VIKING@aol.com Researching the following names: Weiland, Krall (Krull?)
Particular Weiland - John Ben b. 7 Mar 1830 m. 1862 d. 19 Jul 1914 Born in Twixlum, Ostfriesland, emigrated to Grundy County, Iowa in 1886 with three youngest children. Died in Bristow, Grundy County, Iowa and buried in Britt, Hancock, Iowa. I am interested in his parents and other ancestors.
Particular Krall ( Krull?) - she is wife of John Ben. Name is Tetta Krull/Tena Krall (?) Married in 1862 to John Ben Weiland, died 15 Jan 1883. Died in Twixlum, Ostfriesland. She and John had 11 children of which there were three sets of twins. Four of the children died in Twixlum(?), the remaining seven all emigrated to Grundy County, Iowa. I am interested in her full name, parents and other ancestors.
Thank you for any assistance.
23 JAN 2002: Nelcyn@foxvalley.net Looking for information on the LOSSAU and ENGELMANN-ENGLEMANN families.
Johann Frederick Wilhelm Lossau b. 25 Apr 1842, Leer
• Father Freidrich Wilhelm Lossau(1813 - 1888 Bartenstein, East Prussia, son of Carl Lossau)
• Mother Janna Bastians Waltheri (1817 - 1888 Leer, daughter of Bastian Janssen Waltheri)
Johann married Marie in 1873, Chicago. Marie came to America 1870, alone?
Marie Englemann or Engelmann b. 3 Jan 1853 Remels, died 1928 Kane Co. Illinois
• Father George?
• Mother unknown
Johann F. W. Lossau had a brother August, b. Leer, who did not come to America. August had 9 children, and was living in Aurich in 1909. Children were: Fritz b. 1873, Wilma b. 1875, Gredel b. 1877, Herman b. 1878, Anna b. 1880, August b. 1881, Carl b. 1882, Julius b. 1884, and Marie "Mizi" b. 1888. I hope someday to find descendants of this family in Germany and correspond with them. Cynthia
19 JAN 2002: email@example.com Backemoor, das kleine Dorf in Ostfriesland! Hallo ! Ich wollte nur mal eben mein Heimatdrf Backemoor vorstellen !!!
mfg ralph Dietert
19 JAN 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org
Researching the following; Bruno Wiard PENNING b. Abt. 1810 d. UNK Wiard Albers PENNING b. UNK d. UNK Teetje Bruns SMIT b. UNK d. UNK Evertje LEEMHUIS b. March 03, 1812 d. UNK The above persons lived in the area of Bunde/Weemer/Bunderhammrich, Ostfriesland, Germany.
Hilkedena EVEN b. March 04, 1852 d. December 1930 Bruno PENNING b. March 24, 1844 d. January 26, 1919 Bruno Jajo PENNING b. April 22, 1885 d. October 12, 1966 The above persons lived in the area of Bunde/Weemer/Bunderhammrich, Ostfriesland, Germany.
They emigrated to the Iowa/Illinois area of USA around 1880-1900.
Cora BOEKELMAN b. October 22, 1884 d. April 21, 1955 Kobus BOEKELMAN b. December 1838 d. July 09, 1909 Helen BRUNS b. abt. 1840 d. 1888 Elskaline BRUNS b. UNK d. UNK The above persons lived in the Hannover area of Germany and emigrated to the Iowa/Illinois area of USA.
Unknown dates of emigration. Likely late in the 1800's, but not sure of this.
Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank-You, Lynn Penning
17 JAN 2002: email@example.com Hi! My great-grandfather Koene Block born in Emden, 1/15/1834, married Elsie Reck or Rech, and they had 4 children: John, George born 8/28/1865, Lucy (my Grandmother) born 12/24/1869, and Charlotte born 6/18/1874. Their mother apparently died in Germany, and they all immigrated except I have no information on John.
George immigrated and settled in Sibley, Ia. where his father and sister, Charlotte joined him in about 1894 or 1895. Lucy immigrated with her husband Herman Viet in 1891 and settled first in Freeport, Il.
George and his father Koene moved to DeSmet, S.D. in 1901, and Lucy moved to Parker, S.D. after the death of her husband and Charlotte and her husband moved to the Parker area, too. I also would like information regarding the Lauterbach family from Emden, also. The family except for Esterdine who died in Germany in 1948 immigrated in the 1890's to Ackley, Ia. Geike Lauterbach married Aita Van Velde in 1856 and they had 7 children. I don't know who Esterdine married in Germany, but would like to contact relatives in Germany. I know a little more about the Lauterbachs than the Blocks and that name may have gotten changed at some time to Americanize it. I would like to learn about the Rechs and Van Veldes, too. Any information about these people would be of great interest to me.
17 JAN 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org Searching for info on: Rieke Sunke Damm b. Oct. 9, 1834 and his wife: Tertje Elisabeth Classen b. Feb 6, 1837.
My grandfathers brothers: Aljet Damm b. bet 1873-1874 and Hinrixus Damm b. bet 1875-1880
Aljet Hadels Damm & wife Hinderika Uphoff
Hadel Janssen Damm, Etje Aljets; Rieke
16 JAN 2002: SHARONKN@MSN.COM Hi, I'm Looking for any infor on my Great Great Grandfather Johann Fatke born 24 Sep 1842 possibly near Brunow or Klüß, these 2 small towns are in Mecklenburg-Schwerin 17km south of Parchim. Johann's brother, Freidrich Christian Fatke was born in Brunow in 1850.
Johann's parents where Joachim Fatke and Dorothea Schmidt and no other info is known.
Johann Fatke was naturalized in Iroqouis Co., Illinois in 1888 and according to an obit immigrated in 1880. Johann married Marie Brinkmann 1868 She was also born in Mechlenberg Schwein Germany She was also in the 1880 censes with John and her children Maria was born Jan 31, 1840 Some of the family say that August Brinkman was her twin Brother who also was here in the 1880 censes .
Children all from Mecklenburg and born possibly Klüß from 1880 Census.
• Anna Augusta Maria Fatke age 14
• Whilhelmina Louise Augusta Fatke age 10
• William Fatke age 8
• August Brinkmann age?
Wilhelmina Louise Augusta Fatke, her great grandmother, married Edward Schoon in Danforth, Ill in 1889. (Sharon's great grandparents )
If anyone can verify some of this or add to her ancestors with church records, or other info that will be great.
The FHC has these microfilm numbers. Does anyone have these films and records that they can do a look up for me ??
• #68970 has Brunow, births, marriages, deaths from 1787 to 1876
• #68971 has Brunow, births, marriages, deaths from1645 to 1787
• #68973 has Klüß, births, marriages, deaths from 1677 to 1867
Contact Sharon Napier directly at: email@example.com
15 JAN 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org I am looking for information on Rudolf Ladenburg born 1881 son of Albert Ladenburg. Please let me know if you can help. Thanks. 15 JAN 2002: email@example.com JACOBS, SMIT, SCHMITT, SCHMIDT, HINDERKS
Looking for any info on John Jacobs, b. 5 Arp 1837 in East Friesland, (Germany as per death certificate). His wife Antje Smit, b.10 Sep 1840 in Bunda, Ostfriesland, Germany. They were married in Forreston, Ogle, IL and died in the surrounding area.
Any help appreciated!
13 JAN 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org Look for parents/siblings of Johanna JANSSEN, b. 1 Mar 1862, in or near Emden, Ostfriesland, emigrated to Clearfield Co, PA, USA in October 1887, married Cassen Harms MULLER, who emigrated also in Oct 1887 from Norderney to Clearfield Co., PA. 9 JAN 2002: Wolletz3@aol.com My G-G-Grandfather, Helmer Huisman was born in Thlorferfem Amt Aurich, Ostfriesland, Germany on October 3, 1852. His parents Jacob Huisman and Amtja (Eleanor) Ulores were born there as well, possibly. Helmer had two brothers, Harry and Eilert. Eilert was born in 1877. Am looking for more information on the family. 8 JAN 2002: NRodrigue@aol.com Bernard HELMS and Catherine G. JANSSEN from Wittmund area. Immigrated in 1852 from Bremen with two children. Settled in Whiteside County Illinois as farmers. He was born 1817; she was born 1823. I have not been able to find them in Germany. I have citizenship papers to prove their birth and place in Ostfreisland. Does anyone have information on these two? They are my great great grandparents. 8 JAN 2002: email@example.com Looking for any information in regards to a Hinrich Harms JUILFS. Need information on his birth date and death date, parents, etc. I have everything else coming forward. I have information stating, "Weber bei Holtrop, Lgbr. In Holtrop-felde) Also being from the Aurich Ortssippenbuch. This Hinrich Harms JUILFS married Gesche Harms and later her sister Elske Harms. Both were daughters of Harms Harms b. January 24, 1775 Holtrop, Ger. D. April 24, 1843 Holtrop/Wiesens.
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6 JAN 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org Pannhoff, Osterkamp, Frerichs, Saathoff
Would like to correspond with anyone interested the above names. Carole Pannhoff
6 JAN 2002: email@example.com Fruhling- I would be interested in any information anyone might have on this surname. Thank you. 6 JAN 2002: firstname.lastname@example.org Searching for my ancestors surnames of: FREUDENBERGER, WEISBROD, KLARE, HENKE, BROERMANN and many more German surnames. Does anyone recognize any of these surnames? I do have a lot of information on them, but would like to connect with others. Thank you. Carole Lannom - USA, Ohio