Farm (ca 1880) of Bernard (Barney) Dirksen
2 1/2 miles west of Bellevue, IA
Bernhard Lucas Dirksen was born Jul 30, 1837 in Gross Dohren, Herzlake.
He emigrated with his father and sibilings in 1859,
arriving Baltimore November 14 on the ship Ernestine.
On Jun 25, 1861, he married Christina Josephine Kleine in Bellevue IA.
Christine Josephine Kleine was born Nov 9, 1843 in Gersten, Lengerich.
She emigrated at age 12 with her parents and siblings,
arriving New Orleans Dec 16, 1856 on the ship Neptun.
Bernhard Lucas died Dec 18, 1888 in Bellevue, IA.
Christine Josephine died Jul 1, 1920 in Mapleton, IA.
detail of central
portion of family group
Photo courtesy of Theresa A Dirksen (email@example.com.)
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