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LAGER, Anna Maria her website entry
born October 31, 1844, Lengerich; died March 12, 1910, Wabasha County, MN; married Joseph PASSE

March 17, 1910 Wabasha Herald,
"Mrs. Joseph Passe, maiden name Anna Maria Lager, born in Gersten, Kreis Lengerich Oct. 30, 1844, at age 22 came to America with her parents and remained with then in Clinton County, Illinois for some time. In 1867 she came to Wabasha with a relative and on Feb. 2, 1869 she was married to Joseph Passe of Wabasha.....(she had) 2 brothers: Benedict and Bernard Lager, and two sisters, Mrs. Henry Bitler (Bitter?) and Mrs. Frank Markus, who live in Aviston, Illinois."
This obit was sent to me by Jenny Welp.

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LAGER, Johan Benedict his website entry
born December 5, 1841, Lengerich; died March 1904, Wabasha County, MN; married Caroline WELP (her obit, below.)

Johan Benedict emigrated with his family in 1856, settling first in Jo Daviess County, IL, and moving on to Pepin Township, Wabasha County, MN, three years later.

There is a biographical sketch for him and a photo of Benedict and his wife Caroline from the book History of Wabasha County, published in 1920 which can be found online at: http://www.rootsweb.com/~mnwabbio/2l.htm
NOTE: this biography incorrectly lists his birthdate as March 21, 1841.

Benedict's obituary in the
Wabasha Herald newspaper, Thursday, March 2, 1905:
"Benedict Lager died at his late residence in Pepin township at 11 o’clock Wednesday night [1 Mar 1905]. His funeral will be held from St. Felix church Saturday morning. While attending the world’s fair at St. Louis last fall, Mr. Lager took a cold from which he never fully recovered. A few weeks ago, as a last hope to save his life, he was operated on and came out from under the operation in good condition. Other complications set in and he did not have the physical strength to ward them off and died, as above.
Deceased was one of the old residents of the county. He operated one of the best farms in Pepin and was a very well off man. He leaves to mourn for him a wife and a large family of grown up children. He held for many years the office of township supervisor. He was also a member of the school board in his district and was for many years a member of St. Joseph’s Society of this city. He was a native of Germany and was a good man and a good citizen. The sympathy of the community is extended to the afflicted family."
This obit was sent to me by Paul Grass.

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LAKE, Anna Angela her website entry
born Nov 1, 1826, Schwefingen, Meppen; died Nov 4, 1899, Fort Madison, Lee County, IA; married Herman Heinrich SCHULTE.

"Mrs Angelia Schulte died Saturday, November 4, 1899 at Two O'clock PM at the residence of Mr and Mrs Barney Lake, 1325 Fifth St aged about 72 years. The deceased was the widow of Henry Schulte, an old and highly respected resident of the city. She is survived by a sister who resides in Jefferson City. MO The funeral will be at St Mary's church at nine this morning.(Wed Nov 9) Rev Kern officiating. ."

This quote was from a Fort Madison, IA newspaper, perhaps the Fort Madiosn Democrat," Nov 9, 1899.

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LAKE, Johan Bernard his website entry
born March 23, 1820 in Helte, Bokeloh; died Mar 20, 1908, Fort Madison, Lee County, IA; married Maria Adelaid MEINERS

"BERNARD LAKE: At his home 1329 Fifth St, at 3:30 PM Friday March 20, 1908, of old age, Bernard Lake aged 80 years. Deceased was born in Meppen, Hanover, Germany and had been a resident of Fort Madison 53 years. He was a member of St Mary's Church and of the Catholic Benevolent society. He is survived by the following children, Mary Zumbraegel, Bernard Lake Jr and Joseph Lake, besides fifteen grandchildren. Funeral Monday March 23 9 AM St Mary's church, Rev Father Kern officiting. Interment in the Catholic cemetery."

This quote was from the newspaper Fort Madiosn Democrat on March 21, 1908.

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LEMKER, Bernard Heinrich his website entry
born July 16, 1840, Salzbergen; died January 8, 1929, Haverhill, Marshall County, IA; married Mary Theresa WELP

Among the men who have been closely identified with the interests of Marshall county since 1872, and who is now leading a retired life at Haverhill, is Mr. Henry Lemker. He was born in Hanover, Germany, July 15, 1849, a son of John Bernard and Katharina (Fehren) Lemker. He was married in Jo Daviess County, Illinois to Miss Theresa Welp who was born in that county on February 28, 1848. Her parents are Henry and Theresa (Kobbe) Welp. Mr. and Mrs. Lemker are the parents of five children, namely Katharina, Bernard, Henry, Mary, and Theresia, of whom Bernard is deceased.

This quote, supplied by Dave Halm, was from the Atlas of Marshall County, Iowa Publishing Company – Davenport, Iowa – 1907, Jefferson Township

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MANEMANN, Clemens his website entry
born October 31, 1813, Lengerich; died November 16, 1894, Menominee, Jo Daviess County, IL; married Marianna STOCKEL

Clemens MANEMANN was one of the first settlers in Menominee, Jo Daviess County, IL. A Biographical Sketch from his obituary in the Galena, IL Weekly Gazette is included in his entry in Dave Halm's WorldConnect database.

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NIETERS, Maria Helena her website entry
born November 22, 1808, Meppen; died December 28, 1879, Jefferson City, MO; married Johan Bernard REPHLO

Maria Helena NIETERS emigrated from Germany at the age of 29. She arrived in New York on August 2, 1837 on the ship Frederia in the company of her mother and 5 siblings. Her father and a brother had made the journey to America a year earlier. The family was reunited in Cole County, MO, and all members were listed in Father Helias' 1839 census (Status Animarum) of Catholics in the central Missouri area. On July 15, 1838 Helena married Johan Bernard Rephlo who was born about 1800 in Westfalen, Germany. He was a stone mason and helped to build the first Catholic church at Taos, even though that one was made of logs. He also assisted on the second and third churches in that same place. Bernard and Helena moved to nearby Westphalia in Osage County, MO where Bernard also helped in the building of the church there. In 1850 they moved to Jefferson City where he opened a general store in a log building which also served as their home. Bernard and Helena had at least 7 chidlren born between 1839 and 1852 but only son Francis was listed with his mother on the 1860 census.
Bernard Rephlo died in 1858 leaving his widow Helena in charge of the business. She continued to run it for the next 20 years with the help of her son Frank, just a teen-ager when his father died. After Helena's death in 1879, Frank took over the business and 5 years later eracted a more substantal buidling to house the store and also serve as his home. It was located on the corner of Main and Walnut Streets in Jefferson City.

Most information in the sketch above was taken from an entry for Helena's son F H Rephlo on pages 286-87 of the book Illustrated Sketch Book and Directory, Jefferson City and Cole County, MO, 1900, J W Johnston ed., Tribune Printing Co, Jefferson City, MO.

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PASSE, Johan Herman his website entry
born July 10, 1845 in Wettrup, Lengerich; died Sep 7, 1933, Wabasha County, MN; married Maria Anna SCHUTH

"Herman Passe, a representative farmer of Wabasha Township, who, since he came to America fifty years ago, has through continued industry, built up a fine home and estate, was born in Hanover Germanty, Jul 9, 1845, son of Gerhardt Passe and Angela (Kosse) Passe. His parents being farmers, he was brought up to agricultural pursuits in his native land, being associated with his father until 1870, when, at the age of 25 years, he came to the United States. Two of his brothers had preceded him to Wabasha County, Minn., and were living in Wabasha Township, and there he first directed his steps, arriving at Read's Landing, July 4. Mr. Passe easily found work as a farm hand and was thus employed until 1877. By that time he had saved some money and was ready to start in on his own account. Accordingly he purchased 100 acres in Pepin Township, of which 40 acres were improved, but there were no buildings. For a residence he built a small frame house, adding other structures as they were needed, his stable being built of logs. He grubbed and cleared more of the land and resided on that farm for fifteen years, and, in fact, still owns it. In 1892 he bought 135 acres adjoining in Wabasha Township, and moved his frame house onto his new property. Since then he has bought 100 acres in Pepin Township adjoining, and now has 335 acres. Of this, 230 acres is improved land, the rest being in pasture and timber. His improvements include the erection of a good two-story eight-room frame house; a barn, 36 by 80 by 16 feet, with stone basement and cement floors; a tile silo 16 by 30 feet, and other buildings. The house and other buildings are electrically lighted. As a general farmer and stock raiser Mr. Passe has met with much success. His farm is well stocked with high grade Shorthorn cattle, Poland-China hogs and Shropshire sheep. In its operation he is ably assisted by his sons August and Christian. Politically he is a Republican and for some years served in school office, as clerk and treasurer of District No. 102. Mr. Passe was married, November 27, 1878, to Mary Anna Schuth, who was born in Hanover, Germany, November 1, 1859. She came to America alone at the age of 18 years after the death of her father, having already a sister here, and was followed by her mother a year later, in 1878. Mr. and Mrs. Passe have had eleven children, who were born as follows: Caroline M., June 7, 1880, Mary C., April 30, 1882; August, April 22, 1884; George, February 26, 1886; William A., January 22, 1888; John Bernard, April 8, 1891; Theresa F., October 5, 1892; Christian B., December 24, 1895, Lucy C., March 5, 1898; Herman C. and Frank H. (twins), February 9, 1903. Caroline is now the wife of J. J. Angelbeck, a farmer of Highland Township. Mary C., who married Joseph Suilmann of Pepin Township, died January 3, 1913. August and Christian, both of whom are as yet unmarried, are helping to operate the home farm. George is on a farm at Merrifield, Minn. William A., a farmer, is also residing at Merrifield. John Bernard is residing on the home farm, but owns a farm in Pepin township. Theresa F. is a trained nurse, being a graduate of St. Raphael's Training School for Nurses at St Cloud, in 1918, and of the Chicago Lying-in Hiospital in 1919. Lucy C., who graduated from St. Felix high school in 1915, and from Wabasha high school training department in 1916, is now a public school teacher. The twins, Herman C. and Frank H., are living on the home farm. Mr. Passse and his family are Catholic in religion and members of St. Felix parish at Wabasha.

The sketch above was a quote from the book History of Wabasha County, 1920, by Franklin Curtiss-Wedge.

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PRANGER, Johan Bernard his website entry
born August 29, 1831, Gross Stavern, Soegel; died June 20, 1912, Greene County, IL; married Helena JANSEN

A biographical sketch for Johan Bernard taken from Biographies, History of Greene & Jersey Counties, IL, 1885, Springfield, IL, Continental Historical Co., can be found online at http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilmaga/greene/1885bios/pranger_jb.html.  

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RAWE, Herman Heinrich his website entry
born December 12, 1835 in Laehden, Holte; died May 12, 1912 in Greene County, IL; married Anna Maria PRANGER.

A biographical sketch for Herman taken from Biographies, History of Greene & Jersey Counties, IL, 1885, Springfield, IL, Continental Historical Co., can be found online at http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilmaga/greene/1885bios/rawe.html.
(Note: the birth year as 1855 in the bio-sketch was probably a typo.)

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ROECKERS, Gerhard Bernard (J) his website entry
born November 19, 1869, Helte, Bokeloh; married (1) Catharine FARWEG, (2) Bernardine MATHIAS; died August 31, 1951, Gardenville, St Louis County, MO

Bernard J. Roeckers, truck gardener, of 4503 Siebert avenue, distinguised himself in religious circles as a result of the active part he took in the organization of St. George's Parish. He was born November 20, 1869, at Helte by Meppen, Germany, and came to this country in 1891, after having acquired an education at the parochial school in his native land. On May 8, 1896, he married Miss Catherine Farweg and they became the parents of one daughter, Caroline, now the wife of George Steck. The death of his first wife occurred November 6, 1897, and in 1899, on February 16, occurred his marriage to Bernardine Mathias. In 1904 he bought the farm he now cultivates, and in 1922 made a trip to Germany for a visit with relatives. Mr Roeckers has always been an energetic and faithful worker in the parish he helped to found. He is a member of the Western Catholic Union and belongs to the Holy Name Society of St. George's Parish.

Bio-sketch from History of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis, 1924, Western Watchman Publishing Co., St Louis, MO, p. 60

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ROLFES, Bernard August, his website entry
born October 27, 1864, Langen, Lengerich; married Angela GOEVERNMUEHLE; died May 10, 1838, Carondelet, St Louis County, MO

August B. Rolfes
Prominent among the truck gardeners of St. Louis County is August B. Rolfes, of Affton, Mo., who for nearly half a century has been active in the affairs of his community. He was born Oct 27, 1864 in Langerich in Hanover, Germany, and came to this country in 1886, after having been educated in the schools of his native land. Arriving in this country he settled in the St. Louis district and immediately engaged in truck farming. His marriage to Angela Goevermuehle occurred October 12, 1891, and to them were born six children, namely, Mary A., born August 8, 1894, now the wife of Louis French; Christina A., born December 24, 1896, now the wife of William Schilli; August B., Jr., February 28, 1898; Elizabeth, born May 8, 1900; Henry, born December 18, 1905, and Clements, born March 6, 1907. Mrs. Rolfes was born January 11, 1873 at Grafeld, Germany, and came to this country in 1888, locating at Germantown, Ill., where she lived with a sister until coming to St. Louis. Her death occurred July 4, 1913. Mr. Rolfes served four years as trustee of St. George's Parish and is a member of the Holy Name Society of that parish, and of St. George Branch of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. He is also a member of St. Boniface Benevolent Society of St. Boniface Parish and St. Anthony Benevolent Society of St. Anthony's Parish since its organization.

Bio-sketch from History of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis, 1924, Western Watchman Publishing Co., St Louis, MO, p. 172

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SANDERS, Nicolaus his website entry
born May 6, 1853, Werpeloh, Soegel; died January, 1944, St Louis, MO; married Helena JANSEN

"Nicholaus Sanders, retired, of 2931 LaSalle Street, was born May 6, 1853 at Werpeloh, Germany, and was educated in the parochial schools. Upon coming to this country in 1884 he took employment in the rolling mills, remaining in that line until 1892, when he bought a small dairy on Menard street. He purchased, in 1896, the property at 2931 La Salle street. In 1916 he retired from the diary business and continues to enjoy the best of health. On Jan 8, 1885 Mr Sanders was united in marriage to Miss Helena Lansen [Jansen] and the union was blessed with nine children, born as follows: Johann B., Oct 23, 1885; Nicholaus W., Dec, 1886; Magdalena Dec 4, 1888; Elizabeth Feb 2, 1891; Matilda, Sept. 8, 1894; Anna, July 26, 1895; Carolina, Sept. 4, 1899; Marria, Aug 7, 1901, and Margaretha, Sept 1907. Mrs. Sanders was born Sept. 11, 1861 at Segel, Germany. She was a daughter of Nicholaus and Elizabeth (Pesken) Lansen. She came to this country in 1884. Mrs Sanders was always active in church work and a member in all the Ladies Sodalities of St. Henry's Parish. She died Nov. 3, 1921, and was buried from St Henry's Church. Mr. Sanders still takes an active interest in church work and is a member of St. Peter and Paul Parish Society."

History of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis, p. 74, 1924, St Louis, Western Watchman Publishing Co

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SCHAPER Johan Gerhard Engelbert his website entry
born January 17, 1830 in Gross Dohren, Herzlake; died August 7, 1915, St Louis, MO; married Christina THEISMAN

"Engelberth G. Schaper, deceased, was prominently identified in Catholic circles, as well as a successful buisness man. He was born January 17, 1830, a native of Hanover, Germany, and came to this country after his marriage to Christina Theismann, who was born November 23, 1835. Upon coming to St. Louis they became members of St. Joseph Parish. He established a seed business and met with success in that line. Later he purchased 50 acres of land in the district now included in St. Engelberth Parish. He was one of the first to settle in this district. Mr. Schaper was a prime mover in the organization of St. Engelberth Parish. Mr. Schaper called the first meeting at his residence, and it was there that St. Engelberth Parish was founded, and named in honor of his patron Saint - Engelberth. Mr. and Mrs. Schaper are the parents of four children: August, Catherina, Rosa and Mary, all of whom are educated. Mr. Schaper died August 7, 1915, and his wife April 23, 1889"

Bio-sketch from History of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis, 1924, Western Watchman Publishing Co., St Louis, MO, p. 74

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SCHEER, Johan Bernard his website entry
born April 27, 1849 Lengerich; died Apr 2, 1928 St Louis, MO; married Maria Gesina HINRICHS

Bernhard J. Scheer, a native of Hanover, Germany, was born April 27, 1849, was educated in the parochial school and until 1866 was employed as a shepherd in Germany. Coming to America during that year he settled in Breeze, Ill., and for four years worked on a farm. In 1870 he came to St. Louis and, securing employment as a driver, remained at this occupation until 1874, when he engaged in the dairy business in South St. Louis. His success in this line was evident from the beginning, and in 1881 he bought property and erected a fine dairy, which for many years was the largest in St. Louis. He also erected a handsome residence and since 1906 has been living in retirement at 2753 Magnolia avenue. His principal occupation at the present time is looking after his extensive property holdings. On August 18, 1874, he was married to Gesina Hinrichs, and to the union has been born fourteen children: Maria Anna, on June 23, 1875; Henry George, on August 19, 1876, who died August 12, 1909; Anna Marie on January 25, 1878, who died in 1881; Rose Johanna, on December 25, 1879, who died September 12, 1907; Bernard John, on July 9, 1881; August John, on June 4, 1884; Katharine Anna, on February 22, 1886; Anthony Henry, on July 23, 1888; John Anton, on September 2, 1889; William Aloysius, on July 1, 1891; George Henry, on April 6, 1893, who died June 19, 1894; Frank August, on August 11, 1895; Clara Marie, on December 6, 1896. Mrs Scheer was born in 1854, at Hueven, Kreis Soegel, Germany, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerhard H Hinrichs, the former a prominent dairyman of St Louis, who died September 4, 1876. Her mother passed away November 14, 1895. Mr. Scheer served two terms as president of the Benevolent Association and for eight years was president of the St Louis Dairymen's Association. Mrs. Scheer belongs to the Ladies Sodality and other societies.
Mr. Scheer is a son of the late Bernhard and Anna Marie Saller Scheer, who came to St Louis in 1868. The father died March 11, 1869, and some time later the widow married G. Ubben. She passed away March 4, 1898.

History of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis, p. 65, 1924, St Louis, Western Watchman Publishing Co

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SCHLEPER, Gerhard Heinrich his website entry
born November 17, 1847, Hueven, Werlte; died Nov 7, 1930, St Louis, MO; married Anna Maria BERLAGE

"Charles Schleper was born Oct 13, 1885 [in St Louis] …..
Henry G. Schleper, retired, father of Charles Schleper, was born Nov. 17, 1847, in Germany. His father, Gerhard H. Schleper and mother, Adelia Mueller, three brothers, Tobias, Henry J., and Bernard J., and one sister, Mary, were residents of St. Louis until the death of the mother in 1847. Henry G. Schleper came to this country in 1867. On February 15, 1876, he married to Anna M. Berlage, and to them were born, besides Charles, one daughter, Rose, on May 21, 1889, wife of Leinweber, and Joseph., May 18, 1891, husband of Leland Kirkpatrick. He has led an active life both in church and business circles, and now makes his home with Charles Schleper at 4430 Manchester avenue, St Louis, Mo."

History of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis, p. 69, 1924, St Louis, Western Watchman Publishing Co

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SCHLEPER, Johan Bernard his website entry
born April 15, 1849, Hueven, Werlte: died Aug 31, 1920, St Louis, MO; married Mary A FELTMAN

Bernard J. Schleper, 4443 Swan avenue, retired, prominent in St. Bernard's Parish, was born in Germany April 15, 1849, and coming to America in 1881, with his parents, engaged in the dairy business with a brother. Following his marriage, January 11, 1881, to Marie A. Feltmann, he continued in the dairy business until 1897, when he retired from this line of industry and devoted his time to contracting.
Six children were born to the untion, namely, Anna A., October 28, 1881; Marie J., February 16, 1883, who married Henry Kahlmeyer; Catherine D., October 6, 1885, who married Joseph Schroeder; Clara G., February 6, 1887, who married Harold Cline; Henry J., March 3, 1888, who married Mathilda Vogelsang, and Agnes J., July 19, 1895. Mr. Schleper died August 31, 1920.
Mrs. Schleper was born April 12, 1854, at St. Louis, a daughter of John M Feltmann and Katherine G. Edelbrueck, and was one of twelve children. She has always been active in parish circles and is a member of many religious societies.

History of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis, p. 82, 1924, St Louis, Western Watchman Publishing Co

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SCHLEPER, Johan Heinrich his website entry
born April 23, 1820 Ahmsen, Holte; died 1861, Calhoun County, IL; married (1) Catharine KOLDEHOFF, (2) Angela PLAGGENBORG

The following paragraphs about Johan Heinrich were taken from a biographical sketch written about his son Henry born in 1847. In the same book there is a sketch about son Frank born in 1854 but that one does not have any information about the father Johan Heinrich.

"Henry Schleeper, the father of our subject (Henry born in 1847) was born in Hanover, Germany, and came to America when eighteen years of age. He soon located in Calhoun County, where he set himself industriously to improve his financial condition. Being perfectly trustworthy and having good habits he found employment and retained the confidence of those for whom he worked. For quite a length of time he was in the employ of John McDonald, an honored pioneer, and so well did he use his time that he was finally able to establish himself on rented land. For a time he made his home in Richwoods and later in Gilead Precinct, but finally bought a tract of land, a considerable part of which was included in the Illinois river bottoms. He accumulated a large landed estate which is now owned by his heirs. He died on the home farm in 1861. The maiden name of his wife, the mother of our subject, was Catherine Kalverhoff (Koldehoff.) She was a native of the Fatherland and died in Hardin precinct in 1857."

This quote was found on page 692 of the book Portrait and Biographical Album of Pike and Calhoun Counties, Illinois, Biographical Publishing Company, Chicago, 1891

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SCHNELTEN, Gerhard Heinrich his website entry
born January 3, 1847, Laehden, Holte; died Dec 25, 1909 in Greene County, IL; never married

http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilmaga/greene/1885bios/schnelten.html

Biographies; History of Greene & Jersey Counties, IL, 1885; Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co. (online)

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SCHNELT, Johan Bernard his website entry
born November 9, 1835, Laehden, Holte; married Maria Roeve born Oct 12, 1831, Laehden, Holte.

http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilmaga/greene/1885bios/1885index.html

Biographies; History of Greene & Jersey Counties, IL, 1885; Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co. (online)

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SCHNELT, Johan Heinrich his website entry
born August 2, 1842, Laehden, Holte; died 1897 Greene County, IL; probably never married.

http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilmaga/greene/1885bios/1885index.html

Biographies; History of Greene & Jersey Counties, IL, 1885; Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co. (online)

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SCHNELT, Johan Lucas his website entry
born February 13, 1832, Laehden, Holte; died 1909 Greene County, IL; probably never married.

http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilmaga/greene/1885bios/1885index.html

Biographies; History of Greene & Jersey Counties, IL, 1885; Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co. (online)

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SCHNELT, Tobias his website entry
born January 2, 1839, Laehden, Holte; died 1914 Greene County, IL; probably never married.

http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilmaga/greene/1885bios/1885index.html

Biographies; History of Greene & Jersey Counties, IL, 1885; Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co. (online)

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SCHNIEDERS (SNYDER), Johan his website entry
born June 9, 1819, Laehden, Holte; probably died in Greene County, IL; married Nancy PORTWOOD from KY

http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilmaga/greene/1885bios/snyderjohn.html

Biographies; History of Greene & Jersey Counties, IL, 1885; Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co. (online)

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SCHULTE, Herman Heinrich his website entry
born March 4, 1809, Lahre, Haseluenne; died Oct 31, 1897, Fort Madison, Lee County, IA; married Anna Angela LAKE.

"H H Schulte, one of Fort Madison's Old Settlers, and probably the oldest man in the city, died at his home on Fourth Street between Locust and Spruce Streets at 2:30 AM Sunday October 31.
Mr Schulte was born in Lahre, Province Meppen, Hanover, Germany, March 4, 1809. He came to America in the year 1839 and landed at New Orleans the 24th of December. Thence he went to St Louis only remaining a short time, when he went to Taos, Cole County, Mo where he settled on a farm. In November 1837 (should be 1847) he was married to Miss A Angela Lake. Of this union one child, a daughter was born. It died in its infancy. In 1858 he removed to Fort Madison where he has resided ever since. Mr Schulte is survived by his wife. Other surviving relatives in this city are Harmon Schulte, a nephew and Mrs M H Schulte, his niece, Rev Father Schulte of Iowa City is also a nephew of the deceased. The funeral wa held at St Mary's church at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon."
( He is buried at Gethsemane Cemetery with a lot stone mentioning him, his wife, Angela, his brother Henry Joseph and wife Maria Helena, and their daughter Mary Helena.)

Obit from Fort Madison Weekly Democrat Nov 3, 1897

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SCHULTE (SCHULTEN), Maria Helena her website entry
born February 10, 1816, Plankorth, Bawinkel; died Dec 1895, Fort Madison, Lee County, IA; married Heinrich Joseph SCHULTE.

"MARY HELENA SCHULTE
At the family residence, 1102 Fifth St, Mary Helena, widow of the late H Joseph Schulte, Sunday morning at 8. aged 70 years 10 months. Mary Helena Schulte was born Feb 7 1816 at Frankfort, Parish of Bawinkel, Provence of Moeppen, Hanover, Germany. She arrived in America a few days before Christmas 1839 landing at New Orleans. From there she went to St Louis where on May 10 1840 she married H Joseph Schulte who departed this life Nov 6 1894. They settled in St Louis removing from there to this city June 11 1854 where she has since resided. There were 8 children, 4 of whom died in infancy. Elizabeth (Sister Amanda of Order of Notre Dame) died at age 33 at Highland IL. She leaves to mourn her death two daughters, Mary H of this city and Margaret (Sister Clotilde of Berlin Ontario Canada,) one son Rev A J Schulte of Iowa City IA and one grandson Dr F J Schulte of Burlington IA. She was pioneer in this section of the state and was noted by all who came in contact with her for her fidelity, kind dispostion, womanly virtues and true christian charity. She was an active Catholic and was a member of several Catholic Societies. Funeral will take place from St Mary's ch;urch Wed morning at 9."

Obit from Fort Madison Democrat Dec 7 1895

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SCHUTH, Anton Heinrich his website entry
born Feb 10, 1862, Lengerich; died Jan 11, 1965, Wabasha County, MN; married Maria Caroline EVERS

http://www.rootsweb.com/~mnwabbio/2s.htm

The link above is to Anton Schuth's biographical entry on page 667 of the "HISTORY OF WABASHA COUNTY, MINNESOTA" Compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge and Others, Published Winona, MN by H. C. Cooper, Jr., & Co., 1920


SCHWINDLER, Johan Bernard his website entry
born November 20, 1805, Herzlake; died 1847, Quincy, Adams County, IL; married Gertrude WELLMAN

"John Bernhard SCHWINDELER was born in 1805 in Herzlage, Hannover, where he grew up to manhood and learned the carpenter's trade, also serving in the Hanoverian army. In the fatherland he married Gertrude Wellmann, born in ankum, Hanover. In 1833 they emigrated, coming to America, where they located in Louisville, Kentucky. In the spring of 1836 the family came to Quincy, where he worked at his trade as carpenter. When the Mormon troubles began, John Bernhard Schwindeler was elected as captain of the German Guard, who participated in the Mormon war, the company marching from Quincy to Mauvoo overland. Later he was elected to the office of tax collector of Quincy, and also served as constable. John Bernhard Schwindeler died in 1847, his wife followed him in death in 1849, as a victim of cholera. "
The remainder of the biographical entry is devoted to Johan Bernard's son Charles Ferdinand, a painter by trade, who served as foreman of the volunteer fire department, Liberty No. 3 and later Water Witch No.2. He was also elected to the post of city treasurer in 1883 and agin in 1891."

All information in the sketch above was taken from Quincy and Adams County Hisotry and Prepresentative Men, David F Wilcox ed, vol 1, The Lewis Publishing Co, Chicago and NY, 1919, pp. 315-16

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SEBERS, Heinrich his website entry
born Sep 9, 1825, Werpeloh; died probably in Fort Madison, Lee County, IA, married Maria Anna VASKE.

"Golden Wedding Anniversary
Mr and Mrs Henry Sabers to Celebrate their fiftieth Wedding Anniversary.
Tomorrow Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sabers, of 831 Second street, two of Frot Madison's most highly respected citizens and old settlers, will throw open their hospitable home and entertain a large number of their friends in honor of their fiftieth wedding anniversary. That the occasion will be a delightful one is an assumed fact in the minds of those who are acquainted with Mr. and Mrs. Sabers. The day will be spent in feasting and glad conversation.
Mr and Mrs. Sabers were united in marriage in St Vincent's church, St Louis, Nov 3, 1847 by Rev Father Dama. A short biographical sketch of them will prove of interest. Mr Sabers was born Sep 9, 1925 in Werbel, Ampt Soegel, province of Hanover, Germany. He came to America in the latter part of 1845. His wife, whose maiden name was Mary Anna Vaske, was born Jun 25, 1824 in Cappeln, Ampt Kloppenburg, Arch Duch of Oldenburg, Germany, and came to America in the early part of 1845. As before stated, they were married in St Louis Nov 3, 1847, and in 1850 they came to Iowa, settling at Fort Madison, when this city had less than 1000 inhabitants. They have been prominent citizens of this city ever since. They had no children, but Attorney H S Buescher of this city, is an adopted son.
The Democrat is pleased to offer congratulations, and wishes for them many more years of prosperous married life."

This quote, sent by John Lake, was from the newspaper Fort Madiosn Democrat.

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SEBERS, Thecla her website entry
born January 7, 1818, Werpeloh, Soegel; died July 20, 1898, Lee County, IA, Washington Township.

"Mrs. Theklah Pranger, at her home in Washington township, four miles north of the city, at 2:15 pm Wed July 20, 1898, aged 81 years. Deceased leaves four children, Nick, Theodore, Mrs. Steve Meyer and Mrs. Herman Schulte, also one sister and one brother, Mr. Henry Sabers of 831 Second street and Mrs Mary Mittendorf of 836 third street.
Mrs. Pranger was the widow of Barney Pranger, who died twenty-five years ago. They were married in Hannover, Germany, where Mrs. Pranger was born, and came to America in 1850, locating in St. Louis, where they remained one year and removed to Fort Madison. They lived in the city two years, when they went onto the farm where Mrs Pranger died. The deceased was a Christian woman, loved by all who knew her, a host of friends to lament her demise.
The funeral services were held at St. Joseph's Church Saturday morning at nine o'clock."

This quote, sent by John Lake, was probably from the newspaper Fort Madiosn Democrat.

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STOCKEL, Marianna her website entry
born November 10, 1820, Wettrup, Lengerich; died January 4, 1904, Menominee, Jo Daviess County, IL; married Clemesn MANEMANN

Maria Anna was the wife of one of the first settlers in Menominee, Jo Daviess County, IL. A Biographical Sketch from her obituary in the Galena, IL, Weekly Gazette is included in her entry in Dave Halme's World Connect databse

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STROOT, Anna Christina her website entry
born January 16, 1855, Gersten, Lengerich; died April 12, 1936 Effingham County, IL; married Andrew KOLLMANN

Biographical information about Anna Christina is provided by several documents for her (emigration permit, obit and death certificate) on her entry in Jean Zacha Kohler's WorldConnect database.

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THYEN, Johan Bernard his website entry
born December 16, 1822, Haverbeck, Bokeloh; died March 6, 1907, Pike County, MO; married Maria Gesina KUPER and Margaretha BRUNS.

"BERNARD and MARY THYEN
Undoubtedly encouraged by his children, Mr. Thyen, at age 59, left his home country and came to America. He left behind all  his familiar surroundings and the graves of two wives and a son. We can only admire the faith and trust of this man.

The Thyen family originates near Meppen, Germany, as do many of the early St. Clement families. In the parish of Bokeloh, Johann Bernard Thyen was b. Dec 6, 1821, the son of Herman Heinrich and Anna Margaret (Kunneken) Thyen. Bernard married Maria Gesina Kuper. Five children were born to this union. In 1863, Maria Thyen died in childbirth with the last child, Anthony. Bernard later married Margaretha Bruns. To this marriage, four children were born. The second wife, Margaretha, died before the family moved to the USA in 1881. (The next few paragraphs give information about Bernard's children which can be found on Bernard's emigrant entry and the entries of his various children.)

Bernard Thyen, after coming to St. Clement area, boarded at the homes of his children. In his later years, he was cared for by his daughter, Mary, and husband, Henry Wendel. Bernard died March 6, 1907, and is buried in St. Clement.

Bernard Thyen was known for his woodworking skills. Several of the articles he made are still in use in the home of his great-granddaughter, Hilda (Scherder) Hakenwerth."

All information in the sketch above was taken from pp 180-81 of the book St. Clement Parish, Bowling Green, Missouri; Family of Faith 1871-1966, by Anna Marie Dieckmann Henson, a parish publication.

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UHLEN, Philipp Heinrich his website entry
born February 13, 1864, Handrup, Lengerich; died April 1958, St Louis, MO; married Christina Josephina BRUMLEVE

"Henry P. Uhlen, dairyman, of 2632 Lynch street, was born February 13, 1864, Handrop, Germany, where he was educated and began his agricultural career, as an employe of his father, Clements Uhlen. He remained with his parents until 1884, when he came to this country and settled in St Louis, where he entered the dairy business in 1889. His marriage to Christina Brumleve took place November 12, 1889, and the union has been blessed with six children: Bernhard J., born February 6, 1893, husband of Lillian Pistories; Marie, born March 1, 1895, wife of Henry Krull; Henry born September 13, 1898; Clara, born March 4, 1901; Anna, born February 13, 1904, and Gertrude, born December 4, 1906. Mrs. Uhlen was born November 6, 1867, at Handrup, Germany, and came to this country in 1888, with her parents, Bernard and Mary Brumleve (nee) Claus. The mother died March 18, 1907, and the father passed away February 5, 1903.
Mr. and Mrs. Uhlen are members of the Western Catholic Union and also other various parish societies."

History of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis, p. 157, 1924, St Louis, Western Watchman Publishing Co

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WOLKEN, Herman Heinrich his website entry
born June 26, 1843, Herzlake; died 1920, St Louis, MO; married (1) Margaretha WESTERMAN and (2) Caroline BRUMLEVE

"H. H. Wolken, deceased, came to St Louis from Germany during the Civil War when 20 years of age and secured employment in the dairy business, at which he worked until 1867, when he entered the business on his own accord. His birth occured June 26, 1843, at Langera in Dorn, where he attended the parochial school and lived to the time of his embarkment for America. He became one of the leading dairymen of St Louis, operating a modern and fully equipped dairy on property which he purchased and improved. After a successful career he retired in 1912.
"The marriage of Mr. Wolken and Margaret Westermann took place May 1, 1867, and to them were born three children in order as follows: Anna E., on October 5, 1874; Catharine, on December 19, 1877, and Marie on May 2, 1871,. The mother of these children died October 14, 1882, and on April 26, 1883, occurred his marriage to Miss Carolina Brumleve, and this union was blessed with five children, namely: Johan C., born September 12, 1888; Henry B on October 21, 1892; Rose C., born August 25, 1890; Cecelia A., born on October 25, 1895, and Theresa, born on October 15, 1898. Mrs Wolken, the second wife, was born July 16, 1858, at Langrich, Germany, a daughter of Bernhard Brumleve and Marie A Klaas, and she came to America by herself in 1881. The death of Mr. Wolken occurred January 23, 1920.
"Both Mr. and Mrs. Wolken have been active in parish work. The former before his death was prominently identified with the sodalities and local organizations of his parish as well as being connected with many fraternal organizations. Mrs Wolken served six years as president of the Frauen Verein, belongs to the various parish societies and takes a leading part in work of giving church and charitable benefits."

Bio-sketch from History of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis, 1924, Western Watchman Publishing Co., St Louis, MO, p. 186

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WELP, Carolina Maria her website entry
born November 17, 1850, Wettrup, Lengerich; died February 7, 1925 Wabasha County, MN; married Benedict LAGER

Carolina emigrated at age 10 with her family, settling in Wabasha County, MN. Her husband has a biographical sketch online taken from the book History of Wabasha County, published in 1920 which contains a photo of both Benedict and Caroline: http://www.rootsweb.com/~mnwabbio/2l.htm

Carolina's obituary [with correct dates in brackets]
Thursday, February 12, 1925
Pioneer Lady of Pepin Hill Dies of Heart Trouble
Mrs. Caroline Lager, widow of the late Benedict Lager (his obit, above), died at the old home on Pepin Hill Saturday morning [7 Feb 1925] at 2 o’clock, death being due to an attack of heart trouble with which she had been ill for about a week.
Deceased, whose maiden name was Caroline Helen Welp, was born in Hanover, Germany, November 6, 1850 and came to America with her parents when ten years of age, the family settling on a farm on Pepin Hill. She was married to Benedict Lager in April 1870 [St. Felix marriage register: 7 Apr 1869], and has been a resident in Pepin township ever since. She was bereft of her husband on March 4, 1904 [1 March 1905], and is now survived by the following children: Benedict and Joseph of Wabasha, Edward and Frank of St. Paul, Mrs. E. H. Wise, Lake City, Mrs. William Mars, Pepin Hill and Henry and George at home. She is also survived by two brothers, Joseph Welp of Pepin and Clem Welp of Plainview, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Passe of Pepin Hill. Mrs. Lager was one of those hard working pioneer women of the county who went through all the trials and hardships incident to the building up of the country. She was a devoted wife, a kind mother and a dutiful daughter. She was a faithful member of the St. Felix Catholic Church of this city, from where the funeral was held at 10 o’clock, Monday morning, February 9, and interment was made in St. Felix cemetery, Rev. John Bartholome officiating.

Obit received from Paul Grass who also supplied the correct dates.

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WINKLER, Johan Albert his website entry
born September 26, 1823, Langen, Lengerich; died Feb 15, 1883, Germantonw, Clinton County, IL; married (1) Maria Anna Theresia van der HAAR, (2) Anna Christina WELLEN

mentioned in bio-sketch for son Henry on Clinton County IL's GenWeb page - Clinton County Biographies
http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilclint2/bios/clintbio039.htm
reprinted from
Portrait and Biographical Record of Clinton, Washington, Marion and Jefferson Counties, Illinois Chapman Publishing Co., Chicago, IL, 1894

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WORTMANN, Johan Herman his website entry
born November 21, 1828, Laehden, Holte; died September 21, 1899, St Louis, MO; married Catharine KNIESE

"JOHN WORTMANN
John Wortmann, now deceased, was born Oct 18, 1826, at Leiden Kirchspere Halle [should read Laehden Kirchspiel Holte], Germany,  and came to America in 1885. He worked at farming in the old country and for about six years farmed on his own account, but in 1855 emigrated to the United States and settled in St. Louis, where he established a dairy business which proved very successful. He sold out to his son-in-law, William Knese, in 1898 and died September 21, 1899. Apr 17, 1858, Mr. Wortmann married Miss Catherina Knese, who was born October 19, 1835, in Germany. Their five children are Maria, Anton, Anna, Gesina and Catherina. Mrs. Wortmann died Apr 3, 1902. Both Mr. And Mrs. Wortmann were well known as hard working people and were prominent in church affairs in their parish."

The above quote  was found on page 140 of the book History of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis, Western Watchman Publishing Co., St Louis, MO, 1924

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