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GANSEFORTH

GANSEFORTH, Angela
BORN: Dec 11, 1838 Herbrum (parish in Aschendorf)
PARENTS: John GANSEFORT
Tiberia REHNEN
EMIGRATION: 1860 - arrived NY Oct 18, 1860, on the ship North America
GANSEFORTH, Angela 21, Germ to US
  emigration index, Osnabrueck - Engel GANSEFORTH emgrated from Herbrum in 1860, daughter of Johan GANSEFORTH
MARRIED: John ROLAPE
CHILDREN: John ROLAPE born 1864
Anna ROLAPE born 1869 m. BOLTZ
NOTES: 1900 IN census, Allen County, Fort Wayne
BALTER?, 55, Germany
Anna M born 1868, IN, wife
Angela K 8, Bd L 6, Hilda 3, Grace 3/12, all born IN
ROLAPE, Angela, M-i-L, Dec 1838, Germany, 3 of 5 children living, emgr 1861
SOURCES:

Angela's date of birth and parents' names were noted in a book of German immigrants in Allen County, IN. Her probable place of birth was known from an emigration index entry for her. Aschendorf records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for her. Information about her husband and children was from the Allen County, IN, book.

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GANSEFORTH, Gesina
BORN: Jan 1, 1845 Herbrum (parish in Aschendorf)
PARENTS: John GANSEPORT
Tiberia REHNEN
EMIGRATION: 1866 - arrived NY Aug 6, 1866, ship Germanic
GANSEFORT, M G 21, Germ to US
  emigration index, Osnabrueck - Gesina GANSEFORTH emgrated from Herbrum in 1866
MARRIED: Bernhart RENSMANN
CHILDREN: Clara RENSMAN born 1869, IN
Bernhart RENSMAN born 1872, IN
Juliana RENSMAN born 1879, IN
NOTES: 1880 IN census, Allen County, Fort Wayne
RENSMANN, Bernhart 37, Hannover, clerk
Gesania 35, Hannover
Clara 11, Bernhart 8, Juliana 1, all born IN
SOURCES:

Gesina's date of birth was noted on her sister Angela's entry in a book on Germans in Allen County, IN which was also the source of her married surname. Her probable place of birth was known from an emigration index entry for her. Aschendorf parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for her.

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GANSEFORTH, Johan
BORN: Apr 14, 1845, Walchum (parish in Steinbild)
DIED: Mar 20, 1920, St Louis, MO; buried Sts Peter and Paul Cemetery
PARENTS: Serverin GANSEFORTH
Maria Angela STOLTE
EMIGRATION: 1873 - arrived NY Sep 1873 on the ship Hermann
Joh GANSFORTH, age 28, Germany to US
MARRIED: Maria Angela JANSEN her entry
marriage: Apr 17, 1877, St Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Thecla GANSEFORTH born ca 1879
Helena GANSEFORTH born ca 1882
NOTES: 1880 MO census, St Louis
GANSEFORTH, Johan 35, Germany, laborer
Angela 28, Germany
Heckla, 7 months, born MO
  1900 MO census St Louis
GANSEFORTH (indexed GAMEFORTH), John May 1845, Germany, marr 24 years, emgr 1872
Angela 48, Germany, 2 of 2 children living, emgr 1871
Tackla 20, Helena 18, both born MO
SOURCES:

Johan's date of birth and prents' names were on his death certificate. His parents were also named on his marriage record at Sts Peter and Paul parish. Because the surname occurred in Steinbild parish, that parish's records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for him.

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GEBBEN

GEBBEN, Bernhard Heinrich
BORN: Jun 2, 1848, Lastrup (parish in Holte)
PARENTS: Herman Heinrich GEBBEN
Elisabeth HENGEMUEHLE
EMIGRATION: 1873 - arrived NY Oct 4, 1873 on ship Deutschland
GEBBEN/GOBBEN, Henry B 25, farmer, Germany to USA
Margaretha 21
MARRIED: (1) Margaretha
(2) Maria POHLMAN born ca 1856, IL
marriage: Apr 17, 1877, Calhoun County, IL
CHILDREN: George GEBBEN (adopted), born 1873, IL
NOTES: 1880 IL census, Calhoun County, Point pct
GEBBEN, Bernhard 29, farmer, Hannover
Mary 24, IL
Gerhard 7, IL - adopted
  1900 IL census, Calhoun County, Point pct
GEBBEN, Barney born Jun 1848, marr 23 years, emgr 1874, farmer
Mary born 1855, IL, 0 children
  1910 IL census, Calhoun County, Point Pct
GAONI, Barney 61, Germany married 2x emgr 1875
Mary 54, IL, married 1x, 0 children
George, 12, IL, adopted son
  1920 census, Calhoun County, Point Pct
GEBBEN, Bernard 71, Han; emgr 1873
Mary 64, IL
George, son 22, US, single, orphan
RESEARCHERS: Dolores Rizzo (Imminggenealogy@aol.com) who supplied much of the information about this emigrant
SOURCES:

Bernard's parents' names were known from documentation in Calhoun County. His month and year of birth were noted on the 1900 census. His surname was known to occur in Holte parish so that parish's records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Bernard Heinrich.

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GEBBEN, Johan Heinrich
BORN: May 15, 1808, Lastrup (parish in Holte)
DIED: in St Louis, buried May 19, 1884, age 76, Calvary Cemetery
PARENTS: Herman Heinrich GEBBEN
Anna Margaretha BURCKEN
EMIGRATION: 1839
arrived N.O. Jan 2, 1839 on ship George Washington:
John Henr GABBEN 30, farmer from Lastrup, going to St. Louis, travelling with 2 bags, a musket and a pistol
MARRIED: Maria Gesina HENGEMUEHL (HANGMUEHL)
marriage: Jan 4, 1842, St. Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Herman Heinrich GEBBEN born 1844, St. Louis, M
Helen Catharine CHEGGEN born 1847; died 1849, St. Louis, MO age 2
Marianna GEBBEN born 1849, St. Louis, MO
John GEBBEN born 1852, MO (census)
Joseph(ine) GEBBEN born 1854, St. Louis, MO
Bernard Herman GEBBEN born 1856, St. Louis, MO
Angela Cath GEBBEN born & died 1858, St. Louis, MO
NOTES: 1860 MO census, St. Louis index, ward 7, p. 268
Henry GIBBINS 49, Mary 45, Henry 16, Mary A 11, John 8, Josephine 6, Bernard 4
SOURCES: Johan Heinrich's parents' names and his age were on his marriage record at the Old Cathedral. His place of birth was known from the passenger list of the George Washington, on microfilm. His exact date of birth was found on his baptismal record in the Holte parish records. The baptismal and death records of his children were found at St. Joseph's parish.

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GEBKEN

GEBKEN, Johan Herman
BORN: Jul 8, 1838 Bredenberg (parish in Boerger)
DIED: in St. Louis, MO, buried Dec 27, 1911, age 74, in Sts Peter and Paul Cemetery - John H Gebken
PARENTS: Johan GEBKEN
Tobia STRICKER
EMIGRATION: by 1860 when he married
Osnabrueck emigration index - Johan Herman GEBKEN born 1839 Bredenberg was denied permission to emigrate in 1859 (more on this)
MARRIED: Thecla BECKER her entry
marriage: Jun 19, 1860, St. Louis, MO
Portrait photo of Johan Herman Gebken and Thecla Becker
CHILDREN: Johann Herman Jr GEBKEN born 1861, MO
Anna GEBKEN
Helena GEBKEN
Henry A GEBKEN
Mary GEBKEN born 1879, MO
NOTES: Johan Herman served in the Civil War from 1861 until 1862 when he was honorably discharged.
RESEARCHERS: Ulrike Toebben (ulrike.toebben@web.de) who is descended from a sibling who remained in Germany.
SOURCES: This identification is not 100% certain because Johan Herman's parents' names were not on his marriage record at Sts Peter and Paul parish. Someone by the same name emigrated from Boerger the year before his marriage and that person's birth/baptism record was found in the Boerger parish records. The parents' names as given above were taken from that baptismal record. Supporting this ID is the year birth (ca 1837) of Johan H Gebken who was buried in the same plot with a Thecla Gebken who appears to have been his wife.

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GEILING

GEILING, Bernard Heinrich
BORN: Sep 26, 1840, Dalem (bapt in Twist, Emsland)
PARENTS: Gerhard Heinrich GEILING
Maria Gesina KOK
EMIGRATION: 1847 - arrived New Orleans Dec 30, 1847 on the ship Epaminondas
GEILING, G H 29, Germany to US
Maria C 32, Bernhart 1, Henry 6
MARRIED: unknown
NOTES: 1880 IL census, St Clair County
GEILING, Berd H, 40 wid, Prussia
  1900 IL census, St Clair County, Fayetteville Twp
GEILING, Henry, Oct 1841, Germany, wid, emgr 1848
SOURCES:

Bernard Heinrich's approximate date of birth was known from censuses. His brother Bernhard was known to have been born in Dalem and baptized in Twist so Twist parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Bernard Heinrich. His parents' names as noted above were from that record.

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GEILING, Johan Bernard
BORN: Oct 9, 1846 Dalem (baptized in Twist)
DIED: Oct 6, 1877, IL, buried St Clair County; St Libory Cemetery
PARENTS: Gerhard Heinrich GEILING
Maria Gesina KOCK
EMIGRATION: 1847 - arrived New Orleans Dec 30, 1847 on the ship Epaminondas
GEILING, G H 29, Germany to US
Maria C 32, Bernhart 1, Henry 6
MARRIED: Angela Maria SCHNIETZMEIER born 1842, Nantenghausen, Boke; died 1872, buried St Libory
Henry GEILING married Mary SCHNITZMEIER Jan 30, 1866, St Clair County (Illinois statewide index)
CHILDREN: Maria Theresia born 1866 IL
Anna Theresia born 1868 IL
SOURCES:

All information except emigration was taken from Dr. Heinz Marxkors' book Emigrants from the area of the former County of Meppen. . . Hannover, emigrated to St. Libory, St. Clair County, IL. The children were baptized in St Libory parish.

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GELS - GELZE, CHELZE

GELZE (CHELZE), Herman Bernard
BORN: Jun 8, 1823, Plankorth (parish in Bawinkel)
PARENTS: Joan Albert GELZE (CHELZE)
Maria Adelheid GEBBEN (CHEBBEN)
EMIGRATION: 1846
MARRIED: Margaretha WESSELS her entry widow of Friedrich HEIDTMAN
marriage Feb 25, 1851, St. Louis, MO
SOURCES: Herman Bernard's parents' names were known from his marriage record at St. Joseph's. His date and place of birth, parents' names and year of emigration were found in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika.

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GELS, Johan Gerhard
BORN: Aug 5, 1815, Biene (parish in Lingen)
DIED: Apr 13, 1903, buried in Jefferson City, Cole County, MO, St Peter Cemetery
PARENTS: Johan Gerhard GELS
Anna Catharine SCHOMAKER
EMIGRATION: by 1849, probably arriving New Orleans Jun 23, 1845 on the ship Luntine
GELS, J G, 29 from Brem (Biene?) traveling to St. Louis
MARRIED: Margaretha Elisabeth TRANEL her entry
marriage: Nov 26, 1849, Jefferson City, Cole County, MO
CHILDREN: Margaretha GELS born ca 1850, MO
Mary GELS born ca 1852, MO
Catharine A GELS born ca 1854, MO
Herman GELS born ca 1859, MO
NOTES: 1860 MO census, Cole County, Jefferson City, p. 359
John G GELSE 48, laborer from Germany
Elizabeth 45 from Germany
Marg 10, Mary 8, Cath 6, Herman 1, all born in MO
1880 MO census, Cole County, Jefferson City, p 57
GELS, John G 64, Prussia, carpenter
Margaretha E 63, Prussia
Katy 25, MO
listed nextdoor to B H UPSCHULTE (whose wife was Marg Elis GELS)
SOURCES: Johan Gerhard's parents' names were not on his marriage record at St Peter parish but his date of birth was on his tombstone. The name Gels was known to occur in Ksp Lingen so that parish's records were checked and a birth/baptism entry was found there on the same date as the birthdate on the tombstone. Johan Gerhard's parents' names as noted above were taken from that record.

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GELZE, Margaretha Aleid
BORN: Jan 27, 1813, Plankorth (parish in Bawinkel)
DIED: Jul 21, 1850, St. Louis, age 37
PARENTS: Johan Albert GELZE
Maria Aleid GEBBEN
EMIGRATION: 1846
MARRIED: Joannes WESTERKAMP
SOURCES: Margaretha Aleid's year of birth and maiden name were known from her death entry in St. Joseph's records. Her date and place of birth, parents' names and year of emigration were found in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika which also mentioned her date (off by 3 weeks) and place of death. Her husband's name was on from her death entry in St. Joseph's records.

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GELSHORN

GELSHORN, Herman
BORN: Jul 5, 1841, Lingen
DIED: in St Louis, buried Apr 17, 1898, age 57, Sts Peter & Paul Cemetery
PARENTS: Johann Christian GELSHORN
Anna Maria SCHONHOFF
EMIGRATION: 1864 - arrived NY May 28, 1864 on the ship Jupiter
Herm. Gelshorn, 22, Joiner, from Lingen to Cincinnati
MARRIED: Anna Helena SCHUMACHER born in MO
marriage: May 1, 1873, St Louis, MO,
CHILDREN: August GELSHORN born ca 1874, MO
Emelia GELSHORN born ca 1875, MO
Oscar GELSHORN born ca 1877-79; died 1911, age 34
Paul GELSHORN born ca 1886; died 1908, age 22
NOTES: 1880 MO census, St Louis (LDS online census)
GELSHORN, Norman 39, from Hannover, cabinet maker
Anna 29, born MO
August 6, Emelia 5, Oscar 1, all born in MO
RESEARCHERS: Helmut H Agena who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database
SOURCES: Herman's parents' names were on his marriage record at St Vincent de Paul Catholic parish. The record stated that Herman was not Catholic. With this information an entry was identified for him in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika which supplied his date and place of birth and emigration information. Lutheran church books were quoted as the source of the birth information. Some of the information about the children was taken from teh WorldConnect database.

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GERARD

GERARD, Marcus (Max)
BORN: Feb 7, 1859, Aschendorf
PARENTS: Gerlach Friedrich Gerard GERHARD
Gesina TERVEER
EMIGRATION: 1882
MARRIED: Christine BRAKE
marriage: May 7, 1884, Decatur, Adams County, IN, St Mary's parish
CHILDREN: Wilhelmina Catherine GERARD born 1885, IN
Fred GERARD born 1886, IN
Carl Conrad GERARD born 1888, IN
Maria Gesina Christina GERARD born 1890, IN
Roman Maximilian GERARD born 1892, IN
Frances Rosa GERARD born 1893, IN
Gertrude Helen GERARD born 1895, IN
Margaret GERARD born 1898, IN
NOTES: 1900 KY census, Jefferson County, Louisville
GERARD, Marc, Feb 1859, marr 27 yrs, emgr 1882
Christine 38, IN
Minnie 15, Carl 11, Maria 10, Roman 7, Helen 5, Margarett 1, all born IN
  1910 KY census, Jefferson County, Louisville
GERARD, Marcus, 57, Germany, emgr 1882
Christina 42, IN
Minnie 25, Carl 25, Mary 28, Romuh 17, Helen 15, all born IN
Margrett 11, Marcus 9, Emily 7, all born KY
RESEARCHERS: Mel Morris who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database as Maximillian Gerard
SOURCES:

Marcus' month and year of birth were noted on the 1900 census. His place of birth and parents' names were noted in Mel Morris' WCdb. Aschendorf parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Marcus Johannes Jakobus Gerard. Information about wife and children was from the WCdb.

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GERBES

GERBES, Herman Heinrich
BORN: Nov 3, 1838, Gross Stavern (parish in Soegel)
DIED: Aug 21, 1910, Salisbury, Chariton County, MO
PARENTS: Bernard Abel GERBES
Anna Margaretha BRUNZEN
EMIGRATION: 1865 - arrived NY Dec 19, 1865 on the ship America
GERBES, H 27, Germany to USA
emigration index, Osnabrueck - H H GERBES from Gr Stavern, over 14, emigrated in 1865 to St. Louis
MARRIED: Maria Gesina DIERKES
marriage: Jan 10, 1871, Florissant, MO
CHILDREN: Anna Maria Helena GERBES born 1871, Florissant , MO
Bernard GERBES born 1873, Florissant, MO
Helena Mary born 1876, Florissant, MO
Herman Bernard born 1880, Florissant, MO
Mary Anna born 1882, Florissant, MO
Herman Henry born 1885, Florissant, MO
Margaret born 1887, Florissant, MO
NOTES: 1870 MO census, St Louis, St Ferdinand
GERBES, John 45, Hannover, farmer
Mary 38, Hannover
Elizabeth 13, Marg 11, Helene 9, Barney 6, Anna 1, all born MO
KORTE, Herman 64, Hannover
GERBES H H 30, laborer, Hannover
  1880 MO census, St Louis County, St Ferdinand Twp
GERBES, Henry 40, farmer, Prussia
Mary 28, Prussia
Barney 7, Ellen 4, Harmon 4 mo, both bon MO
listed 2 entries after
GERBES, John 55, Prussia, farmer
Mary Ann 49, Prussia
Ellen 19, Barney 16, Anna 12, Willie 9, all born MO
  1900 MO census, Chariton County, Salisbury
GERBAS, Henry Sep 1840, Germany, wid, emgr 1867
Barney 27, Harmon 20, Annie 18, all born MO
DIKAIS, Maggie, sister, Apr 1857, Germany, single, emgr 1897
RESEARCHERS: Russell Gaj who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database
SOURCES:

Herman Heinrich's approximate date of birth was known from censuses and his age (73) on his death certificate. His parents were named on his marriage record at Sacred Heart parish. His probable place of birth was known from an emigration index entry thought to have been for him. Soegel parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Herman Heinrich. Information about his wife and children was from Russell Gaj's WCdb.

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GERBES, Johan Bernard
BORN: Feb 19, 1825, Gross Stavern (parish in Soegel)
DIED: Feb 17, 1889, Florissant, St Louis County, MO, buried Sacred Heart Cemetery
PARENTS: Bernard Abel GERBES
Anna Margaretha BRUNZEN
EMIGRATION: by 1854, possibly arriving New Orleans Mar 12, 1849, on ship Fana
John Bernh GERDES, age 21, Hannover to MO
MARRIED: Maria Anna SIEVERS her entry
marriage: Jul 18, 1854, Florissant MO, St. Ferdinand parish
CHILDREN: Margaret GERBES born Jun 12, 1855, Florissant, MO
Elisabeth Margaret GERBES born 1857, Florissant, MO
Helena Anna GERBES born 1861, Florissant, MO
John Bernard GERBES born 1864, Florissant, MO
Mary Ann GERBES born 1866, Florissant, MO
Anna Maria GERBES born Sep 1, 1868, Florissant, MO
Herman William GERBES born Apr 24, 1871, Florissant, MO
NOTES: 1870 MO census, St Louis, St Ferdinand Twp
GERBES, John 45, Hannover, farmer
Mary 38, Hannover
Elizabeth 13, Marg 11, Helene 9, Barney 6, anna 1, all born MO
KORTE, Herman 64, Hannover
Gerbes H H 30, laborer, Hannover
  1880 MO census, St Louis, St Ferdinand Twp
GERBES, John 55, Prussia
Mary Ann 49, Prussia
Ellen 19, Barney 16, Anna 12, willie 9, all born MO
  for widow living next to daughter
1900 MO census, St Louis, St Ferdinand Twp
GERBES, Mary, Mar 1832, Germany, wid, emgr 1850
listed just before family of daughter Elizabeth married to KORTE
RESEARCHERS: Russell Gaj who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database
SOURCES:

Johan Bernard's approximate year of birth was known from censuses. His probable parents' names and probable place of birth were known from his presumed younger brother Herman Heinrich who was living with him in 1870. Soegel parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Johan Bernard with the same parents as Herman Heinrich. Information about Johan Bernard's wife, most of his children and death was from Russell Gaj's WCdb.

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GERBES, Maria Catharine
BORN: Apr 20, 1831, Gross Stavern (parish in Soegel)
DIED: Feb 2, 1903, Glasgow, Howard County, MO
PARENTS: Bernard Abel GERBES
Anna Margaretha BRUNZEN
EMIGRATION: by 1862
MARRIED: Johan Bernard KORTE his entry
CHILDREN: Margaret KORTE born 1861, MO
Bernard KORTE born 1863, MO
Anna/Maria KORTE born 1866-68, MO
Katherine KORTE born 1871, MO
Theresa KORTE born 1873, MO
Anna Maria KORTE born 1876, MO
NOTES: 1880 MO census, St Louis County, St Ferdinand Twp
KORTE, John Barney 47, farmer, Prussia
Mary Katie, 48, Prussia
Maggie 18, Barney 16, Mary 12, Katherine 9, Theresa 7, Anna 4, all born MO
RESEARCHERS: Everett T Jorgenson who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database
SOURCES:

Maria Catharine's date of birth was found in Everett T Jorgenson's WCdb. Her husband had been a witness at the marriage of Herman Heinrich Gerbes who was from Soegel parish. That parish's records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Maria Catharine one day earlier than that found in the WCdb. Information about her husband, children and death was from the WCdb.

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GERDES, GEERDES

GERDES, Johan Bernhard
BORN: Jan 28, 1818, Apeldorn (parish in Bokeloh)
PARENTS: Lucus GERDES
Maria SCHNELKE (SCHNELTEN on baptism)
EMIGRATION: by 1854, probably in 1850
emigration index, Osnabrueck - Joh Bernh GEERDES of Apeldorn/Bokeloh emgrated Mar 9, 1850 (no age), with Johan Gerd GEERDES
MARRIED: Adelheid Thecla KNOLL
marriage: Sep 30, 1851, St. Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Anna GERDES born 1852, MO
Christian GERDES born ca 1860, MO
NOTES: 1860 MO census, St. Louis, ward 1, p. 320
Bernard GHERDES 42, Hannover
Thekla 30, Hannover
Anna 7, Christ 1/2 both born in MO
SOURCES: Johan Bernard's parents' names were on his marriage record at St Joseph parish. His approximate year of birth was known from the 1860 census and his probable place of birth from an emigration index entry which was probably for him. Bokeloh parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/baptism entry was found there for Johan Beranrd.

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GERDES, Johan Gerhard
BORN: Mar 1, 1822, Apeldorn (parish in Bokeloh)
PARENTS: Lucas GERDES
Maria SCHNELKER
EMIGRATION: 1850
Osnabrueck emigration index - Joh Bernh GEERDES emigrated from Apeldorn, Bokeloh on Mar 9, 1850 with Johan Gerd GEERDES
MARRIED: (1) Anna Maria Elisabeth SCHULTE
(2) Apollonia SCHMIDT
marriage: Feb 19, 1867, St. Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Gerhard Hch GERDES born 1847, St. Louis, MO
A M Elis GERDES born 1848, St. Louis, MO
Anna GEHRDES born ca 1858, MO
NOTES: 1839 census, Apeldorn, Bokeloh
Lukus GERDES, 66, Heuerman
Maria 59, Bernhard 21, Gerhard 16
1860 MO census, St. Louis, ward 1, p. 320
Gerhard GEHRDES 38, Hannover, shoemaker
Elis 33 born Prussia, Anna 1 1/2 MO
listed just next door to Bernhard GEHRDES
SOURCES: Gerhard's parents' names and his age (49) were on his marriage record in 1867 at Sts Peter and Paul parish. An entry was found for his family on the 1839 census for Apeldorn and with that information the parish records for Bokeloh were checked. A baptismal entry was found there for Johan Gerhard. The name of his first wife was known from the records of his children baptized in 1847 and 1848 at St Vincent de Paul parish and the 1860 census. Information about the child born in 1858 was taken from the 1860 census.

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GERDES, Johan Gerhard
BORN: Nov 25, 1833, Klein Stavern (parish in Soegel)
DIED: Aug 27, 1869, buried in St Clair County, IL, in St. Libory Cemetery
PARENTS: Gerhard Heinrich GERDES
Helena JANSEN
EMIGRATION: 1866 - arrived Baltimore Oct 22, 1866 on the ship Humbolt
GERDES, Joh Gerh 22, farmer Germany to USA,
Thekla 28, Thekla 27 [died on voyage]
MARRIED: Thecla ABELN her entry
marriage: Aug 26, 1866, Soegel
SOURCES:

All information except for ship listing was taken from Dr. Heinz Marxkors' book Emigrants from the area of the former County of Aschendorf/Huemmling. . . Hannover, emigrated to St. Libory, St. Clair County, IL.

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GERDES, Johan Heinrich
BORN: Nov 22, 1860, Varenrode (parish in Thuine)
DIED: Nov 6, 1955, Seguin, Sheridan County, KS
PARENTS: Johan Gerhard GEERDES
Anna Adelheid FOCKS
EMIGRATION: 1886
MARRIED: Caroline
marriage: Jan 20, 1896, Leoti, Wichita County, KS
CHILDREN: Helen GEERDES born 1898, KS
Rosa GEERDES born 1899, KS
John C GEERDES born 1901, KS
Henryf GEERDES born 1903, KS
Anna C GEERDES born 1905, KS
Joseph B GEERDES born 1907, KS
Thresa GEERDES born 1909, KS
George GEERDES born 1912, KS
NOTES: 1900 KS census, Wichita County, Edwards Twp
GEERDES, Henry, May 1860, Germany, marr 4 year, emgr 1886
Lane A, Jan 1869, Germany, 2 of 2 ch living, emgr 1886
Helen 2, Rosa 1, both born KS
  1910 KS census, Wichita County, Edwards Twp
GEERDES, Henry, 49, Germany, marr 14 yrs, emgr 1886
Caroline, 41, Germany, 7 of 7 ch living, emgr 1886
Helena A 12, Rosa 11, John C 9, Henry 7, Anna C 5, Joseph B 3, theresa 1, all born KS
  1930 KS census, Sheridan County, Logan
GEERDES, Henry, 65, Germany
Lena, 61, Germany
John C 28, Henry 27, Jos B 22, Teresa 20, George 18, all born KS
SOURCES:

Information about Johan Heinrich's birth, emigration, marriage and death was from Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika.

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GERDES, Theodore
BORN: Jun 21, 1841, Gross Stavern (parish in Soegel)
PARENTS: Lucas GEERDES
Walburgis LUEBBERS (LUBLER on marriage record)
EMIGRATION: 1866
Osnabrueck emigration index - Theod GERDES II born Jun 21, 1841, Gross Stavern, emigrated in 1866
MARRIED: Maria Helena MIDDENDORF
marriage: Sep 13, 1870, St. Louis, MO
SOURCES: Theodore's parents' names and his age (28) were on his marriage record in 1870 at Sts Peter and Paul parish. An entry for him in the Osnabrueck emigration index gave his exact date and place of birth which was then verified in the Soegel parish baptismal records

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GERTKEN, GERDKEN

GERTKEN, Johan Heinrich
BORN: May 7, 1823, Ahmsen (parish in Holte)
PARENTS: Johan Heinrich GERDKEN
Gesina NIEHUS
EMIGRATION: 1846
Holte Emgr List - Joh Hch GERTKEN, 23, emgr from Ahmsen in 1846
MARRIED: Maria Anna
CHILDREN: Gesina GERKEN born 1858, MN
Theodore GERKEN born 1859, MN
Thecla GERKEN born 1860, MN
Heinrich GERKEN born 1863, MN
Theodore GERKEN born 1865, MN
Maria born GERKEN born 1867, MN
Margareth GERKEN born 1873, MN
NOTES: possibly:
1850 IL census, Calhoun County
GADKIN, Henry 27, Germany, laborer
listed on Henry Sleeper farm
  1860 MN census, Stearns County
Henry GERKEN 36, Hannover
Mary A 31, Hannover
Rosena 2, Theodore 10/12 both born MN
  1870 MN census, Stearns County, Munson Twp
JERKEN, Heinrich 47, farmer, Hannover
Marianna 42, Hannover
Cissina 12, Thecla 10, Hch 7, Theod 5, Maria 3, all born MN
Helena 19, MN (probably daughter of Joh Theod)
  1880 MN census, Stearns County
GERTHIN 57, Hannover, farmer
Mary A 52, Hannover
Henry 17, Mary 12, Margareth 7, all born MN
SOURCES:

This ID is not 100% certain but seems likely.
Heinrich's approximate year of birth was known from censuses. His probable place of birth was known from an emigration index entry thought to have been for him. Because Johan Theodor Gertken who was living in the same township on the 1870 census was from Holte, that parish's records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Johan Heinrich, a brother of Johan Theodore. This ID is supported by the fact that Helena age 19 who was living with Heinrich in 1870 was probably a daughter of Johan Theodore although her place of birth whould have been Hannover instead of MN.

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GERTKEN, Johan Heinrich
BORN: Apr 30, 1845, Ahmsen (parish in Holte)
DIED: Jul1 8, 1881, Munson Twp, Stearns County, MN
PARENTS: Theodore GERTKEN
Anna M WOLTERS
EMIGRATION: 1865 - arrived Sep 29, 1865 on the ship Republik
GERTKEN, J F/T, 53, farmer Hannover to NY
Anna Maria 50
Joh Heinr 20, Helena 16, Gesina 12
Holte emgr list - Joh Theod GERTKEN emgr 1865 from Ahmsen with wife and 3 children
MARRIED: Catherine KOETTER
marriage: Feb 19, 1878, Richmond, Stearns County, MN
CHILDREN: John GERTKEN born 1879, MN
NOTES: 1870 MN census, Stearns County, Munson Twp
JERGEN, Theodor 57, farmer, Hannover
Maria 50, Hannover
Heinrich 24, Casina 16, both born Hannover
NIEHAUS, Herman 30, Hannover
  1880 MN census, Sterns County
Henry GERTKEN 32, Prussia, farmer
Katie 23, Prussia
John 2, MN
RESEARCHERS: Pam Drake who has this emigrant in her WorldConnect database
SOURCES:

Heinrich's approximate year of birth was known from censuses and the passenger list of the ship Republic. His probable place of birth was known from an emigration index entry for the family. Holte parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Johan Heinrich. His parents' names as noted above were taken from that entry. Information about the marriage and child was from the WCdb.

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GERTKEN, Johan Heinrich
BORN: May 5, 1850, Ahmsen (parish in Holte)
PARENTS: Tobias GERTKEN
Margaretha CORDES
EMIGRATION: 1872 - arrived NY Apr 22, 1872 on the ship Wyoming
GERTKIN, John H 22, laborer from Germany to US
MARRIED: Helena
CHILDREN: Tobias GERTKEN born 1880, MN
Nicholas GERTKEN born 1882, MN
Elizabeth GERTKEN born 1883, MN
Margaret GERTKEN born 1885, MN
Joseph GERTKEN born 1893, MN
NOTES: 1880 MN census, Sterns County
Henry GERTKEN 30, Prussia, farmer
Helen 29, Prussia
Toby 5mo, MN
  1900 MN census, Stearns County, Munson twp
GERTKEN, John, May 1850, Germany, marr 22 yrs, emgr 1871
Helena Apr 1850, Germany, 5 of 7 ch living, emgr 1878
Tobias 20, Nicholaus 18, Eliz 17, Marg 15, Jos 7, all born MN
SOURCES:

Johan Heinrich's month and year of birth were noted on the 1900 census. Because other Gertkens in Stearns County had come from Holte, that parish's records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Johan Heinrich. His parents' names as noted above were from that entry.

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GERTKEN, Johan Theodor
BORN: Sep 23, 1812, Ahmsen (parish in Holte)
DIED: Dec 5, 1870, Richmond Village, Munson Twp, Stearns County, MN
PARENTS: GERTKEN, Johan Heinrich
NIEHAUS, Gesina
EMIGRATION: 1865 - arrived NY Sep 29, 1865 on the ship Republik
GERTKEN, J F 53, farmer Hannover to NY
Anna Maria 50
Joh Heinr 20, Helena 16, Gesina 12
Holte emgr list - Joh Theod Gertken emgr 1865 from Ahmsen with wife and 3 children
MARRIED: (1) unknown (groom was widower on 1844 marriage record)
(2) Anna Maria WOLTERS her entry
marriage: Apr 29, 1844, Holte
CHILDREN: Johan Heinrich GERTKEN born 1845-48, Hannover
Helena GERTKEN born 1849, Hannover
Gesina GERTKEN born 1853, Hannover
NOTES: 1870 MN census, Stearns County, Munson Twp
JERGEN, Theodor 57, farmer, Hannover
Maria 50, Hannover
Heinrich 24, Casina 16, both born Hannover
RESEARCHERS: Pam Drake and Lisa Farrand Kemp who have this emigrant in their WorldConnect databases
SOURCES:

Theodor's approximate year of birth was known from the 1870 census and the passenger list of the ship Republik. His probable place of birth was known from an emigration index entry for his family. Holte parish records were checked first for a marriage record which supplied parents names and then for a corresponding birth/bapt entry which was found in the records of the same parish. Information about children was taken from censuses and passengerlist of the ship Republik. His death information was noted in a WCdb.

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GERTKEN, Lucas
BORN: Apr 14, 1848, Ksp Holte
PARENTS: Tobias GERTKEN
Margaretha CORDES
EMIGRATION: by 1877
MARRIED: Margaret
CHILDREN: Gustoph GERTKEN born 1877, MN
Jacob GERTKEN born 1882, MN
Aloys GERTKEN born 1885, MN
Maria GERTKEN born 1887, MN
Anna GERTKEN born 1889, MN
Monica GERTKEN born 1891, MN
Theresia GERTKEN born 1893, MN
Agnes GERTKEN born 1895, MN
Barbara GERTKEN born 1897, MN
Alphonse GERTKEN born 1899, MN
NOTES: 1880 MN census, Sterns County
GERTKEN, Leukas 33, Hannover, school teacher
Margaret 19, MN
Gustoph 3, MN
GERTKEN, Coling Henry 21, MN, blacksmith
  1900 MN census, Stearns County, Munson twp
GERTKEN, Lucas, Apr 1848, Germany, marr 20 yrs
Marg, 39, MN, 9 of 10 children living
Jacob 18, Aloys 15, Maria 13, Anna 11, Monica 9, Theresia 7, Agnes 5, Barbara 3, Alphonse 1, all born MN
SOURCES:

Lucas' month and year of birth were noted on the 1900 census. Because other Gertkens in Stearns County were from Holte, that parish's records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry found for him. His parents' names as noted above were taken from that record.

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GERTKEN, Maria Gesina
BORN: Jun 3, 1853, Ahmsen (parish in Holte)
PARENTS: Theodore GERTKEN
Anna M WOLTERS
EMIGRATION: 1865 - arrived Sep 29, 1865 on the ship Republik
GERTKEN, J T, 53, farmer Hannover to NY
Anna Maria 50
Joh Heinr 20, Helena 16, Gesina 12
Holte emgr list - Joh Theod GERTKEN emgr 1865 from Ahmsen with wife and 3 children
MARRIED: unknown
NOTES: 1870 MN census, Stearns County, Munson Twp
JERGEN, Theodor 57, farmer, Hannover
Maria 50, Hannover
Heinrich 24, Casina 16, both born Hannover
SOURCES:

Maria Gesina's approximate year of birth and parents' names were known from the 1870 census and the passenger list of the ship Republik. Her probable place of birth was known from an emigration index entry for the family. Holte parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Maria Gesina.

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GERTKEN, Maria Helena
BORN: Apr 15, 1849, Ahmsen (parish in Holte)
PARENTS: Johan Theodor GERTKEN
Anna Maria WOLTERS
EMIGRATION: 1865 - arrived Sep 29, 1865 on the ship Republik
GERTKEN, J T, 53, farmer Hannover to NY
Anna Maria 50
Joh Heinr 20, Helena 16, Gesina 12
Holte emgr list - Joh Theod GERTKEN emgr 1865 from Ahmsen with wife and 3 children
MARRIED: Lambert KNESE his entry
CHILDREN: Anton KNESE born 1872, MN
Mary KNESE born 1874, MN
Helena KNESE born 1876, MN
Theodor KNESE born 1878, MN
Anna KNESE born 1879-80, MN
Margaret KNESE born 1882, MN
Lambert KNESE born 1884, MN
Lucas KNESE born 1888, MN
NOTES: 1880 MN census, Stearns County
KNESE, Lanbert 30, Hannover
Helena 31, Hannover
Anton 8, Mary 6, Helena 4, Theodore 2, Anna 6 mo, all born MN
  1900 MN census, Stearns County, Munson Twp
KNESE, Lambert, Sep 1841, Germany, m. 28 yrs, emgr 1860
Helena Apr 1849, Germany 7 of 8 ch living, emgr 1865
Anna 20, Marg 18, Lambert 16, Lucas 12, all born MN
SOURCES:

Helena's month and year of birth and year of emigration were known from the 1900 census. That allowed an entry for her to be identified on the passenger list of the ship Republik which supplied her parents' names. An emigration index entry for the family supplied her probable place of birth. Holte parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Maria Helena.

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GIERS, GEERS, GEHRS, GOERS

GIERS, Anna Adelheid
BORN: May 2, 1841, Klein Stavern (parish in Soegel)
PARENTS: Gerhard Heinrich GEER
Helena JANSEN
EMIGRATION: 1864 - arrived NY Nov 14, 1864 on the ship Dorette
Adelhaid GERS 23, from Stavern in Hannover
Wilhelm WOEBBEN 27, from Stavern was on the same ship
MARRIED: Johan Wilhelm WOBBEN his entry
marriage: Nov 26, 1864, St. Louis, MO
SOURCES: Adelheid's parents' names and her age (26) were on her marriage record at Sts Peter and Paul parish. Her probable place of birth was known from the passenger list of the ship Dorette. Soegel parish records were checked and a corresponding baptismal entry was found there for Anna Adelheid.

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GIERS, Anna Margaretha
BORN: Jul 17, 1844, Klein Stavern (parish in Soegel)
PARENTS: Gerhard Heinrich GEERS
Helena JANSEN
EMIGRATION: 1867 - arrived NY Jun 11, 1867 on ship Western Metropolis
Helena GEERS 59, from Germany
Bernhard GEERS 38, joiner, Maria 30, Margaret 21
MARRIED: Bernard PLOTKER or FLOTKEN
marriage: Jul 2, 1867, St. Louis, MO
SOURCES: Anna Margaretha's parents' names and her age (24) were on her marriage record at Sts Peter and Paul parish. She was found on the FTM cd index for Germans to America traveling on the ship Western Metropolis. The Soegel parish records were checked because her parents were known to have been in that parish and a baptismal entry was found for her there.

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GOERS, Anna Maria
BORN: Jul 20, 1821, Lengerich
PARENTS: Johan Joseph GOERS
Anna Engel SPIEKER
EMIGRATION: 1850
MARRIED: (1) Johan Heinrich KOELLEN (ca 1807-1862)
(2) Jedocus/Joseph WERNER
marriage: Dec 11, 1862, Germantown, Clinton County, IL
(3) Bernard Heinrich WALLER his entry, wid M Cath NABUR
marriage: Jan 31, 1882, Germantown, Clinton County, IL
CHILDREN: Herman KOELLEN born ca 1857, IL
NOTES: 1870, Clinton Co., Hanover
WERNER, Joseph, 45, Laborer, Prussia
Mary, 48, Prussia
KOETKEN, Hermann, 13, IL
  1880 IL census, Clinton County, Germantown
A Mary WERNER 59, Hannover, retired housekeeper
enumerated immediately after her is the following family:
Herm KOLLEN 23 IL carpenter
Louise KOLLEN 23 IL
  1900 IL census, Clinton County, Germantown
WALLER, Anna, Jul 1822, Germany, wid, emgr 1850
noname [Dionysius GOERS], brother, Nov 1829, Germany, wid, emgr 1853
RESEARCHERS: Tracy Lewis who supplied much of the information about this emigrant
SOURCES:

Anna Maria's approximate year of birth was known from her age on censuses and her parents' names were on her marriage record at St Boniface parish. Her presumed brother Dionysius was from Lengerich so that parish's records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Anna Maria.

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GEERS, Anton Leopold
BORN: May 6, 1849, Wettrup (parish in Lengerich)
DIED: died Mar 11, 1938, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH; buried Old St Joseph Cemetery
PARENTS: Bernard Albert GEERS
Maria Catharina LAMPE
EMIGRATION: 1877 or 1886
MARRIED: Wilhlmina SCHROEDER
CHILDREN: Mary GEERS born 1880, OH
Katherine GEERS born 1882, OH
Anthony GEERS born 1889, OH
Frank GEERS born 1892, OH
Joseph GEERS born 1894, OH
Lawrence GEERS born 1898, OH
NOTES: 1920 OH census, Hamilton County, Cincinnati
GEERS, Anthony, 70, Hannover, emgr 1886
Wilhelmina, 66, Hannover, emgr 1886
Mary 40, Kath 38, Anthony 31, Frank 28, Joseph 26, Lawrence 22, all born OH
SOURCES:

Anton Leopold's date of birth and parents' names were noted on his OH death certificate. That allowed an entry for him to be identified in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika which supplied place of birth and year of emigration. His wife's name was on Anton Leopold's death certificate.

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GIERS, Bernhard Heinrich
BORN: Mar 22, 1828, Klein Stavern (parish in Soegel)
PARENTS: Gerhard Heinrich GEERS
Helena JANSEN
EMIGRATION: 1867 - arrived NY Jun 11, 1867 on ship Western Metropolis
Helena GEERS 59, from Germany
Bernhard GEERS 38, joiner, Maria 30, Margaret 21
MARRIED: Anna Adelheid NORTMAN her entry
marriage: Jul 2, 1867, St. Louis, MO
SOURCES: Bernard Heinrich's parents' names and his age (38) were on his marriage record at Sts Peter and Paul parish. He was found on the FTM cd index for Germans to America traveling on the ship Western Metropolis, the same ship his bride-to-be was probably on. The Soegel parish records were checked because his parents were known to have been in that parish and a baptismal entry was found for him there.

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GOERS, Bernard Heinrich
BORN: March 18, 1834, Plankorth (parish in Bawinkel)
PARENTS: Theodore Henrick GEERS
Euphemia Maria SWIST
EMIGRATION: 1856 - arrived New Orleans Nov 3, 1856 on the ship Mississippi
Bernh H GEERS 23, joiner, Lingen to Quinsey
tvl with Maria Hel /BURKEN/ 26, Lingen to Quinsey
MARRIED: Maria H (probably Maria Helena BURKEN)
NOTES: 1870 IL census, Adams County, Quincy
GAHRS, Barnard H 36, Hannover, worker in Mill
Maria H 40
John 12, Cath 6, Mary 3, Anna 4/12, all born IL
SOURCES:

Bernard's approximate year of birth was known from the 1870 census and passenger list of the ship Mississippi which also supplied his probable place of birth and year of emigration. This allowed an entry for him to be identified in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika which showed his place of birth to be in Bawinkel, a neighborin parish to Lingen, and supplied exact birth information and parents' names. Bernard's wife's name is from the census and passenger list.

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GOERS, Dionysius
BORN: Oct 3, 1828, Lengerich
DIED: Jan 27, 1904, Germantown, Clinton County, IL
PARENTS: Joseph GOERS
Anna Angela SPIEKER
EMIGRATION: 1853 - arrived New Orleans Nov 30, 1853, on the ship Bluecher
Bernhard GOERS 29, traveling with his mother Engel, 58, brother Dionysius 24, and his sister Christina's family - The ELSBERGS, all from Lengerich
note: 2 of the ELSBERGS' daughters died at sea.
MARRIED: (1) Anna Maria KULL died 1869, Germantown, Clinton County, IL
(2) Mary SPENGEL born ca 1840, perhaps Austria
marriage: Feb 25, 1873, Germantown, Clinton County
CHILDREN: Joseph GOERS born ca 1869, IL
NOTES: 1870 IL census, Clinton County, Germantown P.O., listed twice
GOERS, Dunesens/Dyonisious 37/38
Joseph 1, born IL
1880 IL census, Clinton County, Germantown (p. 585C)
Damsius GOERS 50 Hannover Farmer
Mary Wife 40 OST
Michel 19, Barbara 18, Adam 12, Anna 6M IL
RESEARCHERS: Tracy Lewis (Mo1qedetc@aol.com) who supplied much of the information about this emigrant
SOURCES: Dionysius' death record at St Boniface parish listed his name as Dennis and gave his age at death (75), his place of birth and his parents' names. Lengerich parish records were checked and a corresponding baptismal entry was found for there for Dionysius. His second marriage was at St Boniface parish. His first wife's surname is known from her death record, as wife of Dionysius Geers, at St Boniface parish.

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GEERS, Gerhard Wilhelm
BORN: Jan 24, 1858, Soegel
DIED: Jul 16, 1912, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH; buried Old St Joseph Cemetery
PARENTS: Johan GEERS
Helena WESTERMAN
EMIGRATION: 1875 - arrived Baltimore Aug 1875 on ship Nurnberg
GEERS, Wm 18, Soegel
  emigration index, Osnabrueck: Wm Geers born 1857 emgrated from Soegel in 1875
MARRIED: Louisa
CHILDREN: Wm GEERS born 1890, OH
Josei GEERS born 1893, OH
Theod GEERS born 1894, OH
Mattie GEERS born 1898, OH
NOTES: 1900 OH census, Hamilton County, Cincinnati
GEERS, Wm, Nov 1857, Germany, mar 12 yrs; emgr 1878
Louisa 39, OH, 4 of 4 ch living, emgr 1880!
Willie 10, Josie 7, Theod 6, Mattie (f) 2, all born OH
SOURCES:

Wilhelm's date of birth and parents' names were on his OH death certificate. His probable place of birth was known from emigration information. Soegel parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Gerhard Wilhelm one day later than the death certificate date.

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GEERS, Herman
BORN: Apr 18, 1842, Klein Stavern (parish in Soegel)
DIED: 1925, Green County, IL, buried St John’s Cemetery, Carrollton
PARENTS: Engelbert GEERS
Anna Maria SCHNIEDERS
EMIGRATION: 1864 - arrived NY May 23, 1864 on the ship Elise and Mathilde
GEERS, Helena 28, Herm 22, Wilhelm 2
MARRIED: (1) Helena SCHNIEDERJANS
marriage: Mar 28, 1864 (hard to read), Soegel
(2) Anna Maria BECKERING her entry
marriage: Feb 24, 1884, Carrollton, Greene County, IL
CHILDREN: Wilhelm GEERS born 1862, Germany
Elvis (Ellen? Elois?) GEERS born 1871, IL
Henry GEERS born 1872, IL
John GEERS born 1874, IL
Bernard GEERS born 1877, IL
NOTES: 1880 IL census, Green County (LDS online)
GEERS, Norm 38, Baden [wrong], farmer
Ellen 40, Baden [wrong]
William 18, Baden [wrong]
Elvis 9, Henry 8, John 6, Barney 3, all born IL
POLEMAN, Annie 17, IL, servant, parents from Baden
VEBER, Joseph 24, MO, works on farm, parents from Baden
RESEARCHERS: Dolores Rizzo (Imminggenealogy@aol.com) who supplied much of the information about this
SOURCES: Herman’s year of birth was known from census information and his tombstone. His first wife’s name was known from baptismal records for his children born in IL. This Geers-Schniederjan couple had been found on the 1852 Klein Stavern census so Soegel parish records were checked. Their marriage record in that parish gave Herman’s date and place of birth and parents' names and that info was then verified in the baptismal records of the same parish.

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GEERS, Johan Benedict
BORN: Oct 28, 1856, Wettrup (parish in Lengerich)
DIED: Jan 25, 1939, Wabasha County, MN
PARENTS: Johann Bernard GEERS
Helena Maria DIEKER
EMIGRATION: 1886
MARRIED: Maria Margaretha SCHUTH, born in Brandscheid, widow of Johan Albert PASSE
marriage: Jul 26, 1892, Wabasha County, MN
CHILDREN: Juliana GEERS born 1893
Gertrude GEERS born 1895, MN
Johann GEERS born 1896
NOTES: 1900 MN census, Wabasha County, Glasgow Twp
GEERS Benedict born Sep 1856, Germany, emgr 1887, married 7 years
Mary Feb 1853, Germany, 11 of 15 children living
Gertrude born 1895, MN
PASSE step children: Augusta 17, Anton 15, Maggie 14, Leo 11, Albert 9
(name hard to read) mother-in-law born Jun 1828, Germany, emgr 1879
RESEARCHERS: Dave Halm who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database
SOURCES:

Benedict's date and place of birth and parents' names were taken from Dave Halm's WorldConnect database, based on information found in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika which also supplied year of emigration. Information about his wife, children and death was from the WCdb.

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GEERS, Johan Bernard
BORN: Jun 2, 1838, Boerger
DIED: Dec 2, 1919, Meppen, Calhoun County, IL; buried in St. Joseph Cemetery
PARENTS: Ulrich GERS gt KOSSWILKEN
Theckla KOSSWILKEN
EMIGRATION: 1866 - arrived Oct 22, 1866 on the ship Carl
Johann GERS 28, from Hannover to St. Louis
Osnabrueck emigration index - J B GEERS, over age 14, emgrated from Boerger in 1866 to St. Louis
MARRIED: Anna Margaretha JANZEN, her entry
marriage: Nov 12, 1867, St Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Ulrich GEERS born 1870, MO; died 1936, Meppen, IL; m. A M PLUESTER
Thecla GEERS born 1874, MO; died 1950, Meppen, IL; m. BRUNDIES
Helena Catharina GEERS born 1876, MO; died 1882, Meppen, IL
Herman GEERS born 1880, IL; died 1882, Meppen, IL
NOTES: 1880 IL census, Calhoun County, Richwoods Precinct, House 215
Barnard KARS 42 from Hannover
Anna 41 from Hannover
Aleck 11 MO, Mary 6 MO, Beana ( f) 4  from MO
RESEARCHERS: Dolores Rizzo (ImmingGenealogy@aol.com) who supplied much of the information for this emigrant
SOURCES: Johan Bernard's parents' names and his age (29 1/3) were on his marriage record at Sts Peter and Paul parish. His probable place of birth was known from an entry for him in the Osnabrueck emigration index. The parish records for Boerger were checked and a birth/baptism entry was found there for him.

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GEERS, Johan Heinrich
BORN: Jun 13, 1813, Muennigbueren (parish in Baccum)
DIED: 1880-1900
PARENTS: Johan Herman GEERS
Anna Maria KOERS
EMIGRATION: 1853
MARRIED: Helena Maria SCHONING her entry
marriage: Feb 1, 1853, Baccum
CHILDREN: Hennan GEERS born 1859, KY
Rosa GEERS born 1867, KY
Gracie GEERS born 1870, KY
NOTES: 1880 KY census, Jefferson County, Louisville
GEERS, Henry, 70, Hannover
Lena, 56, Hannover
Hennan, 21, Rosa 12, Gracie 10, all born KY
SOURCES:

Heinrich's approximate year of birth was known from his age on the 1880 census. His wife had more detailed information on the 1900 census allowing both to be identified in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika which supplied Johan Hienrich's date and place of birth, parents' names, year of emigration and marriage information.

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GIERS, Johan Herman
BORN: Apr 8, 1836, Klein Stavern (parish in Soegel)
PARENTS: Gerhard Heinrich GEERS
Helena JANSEN
EMIGRATION: 1863
Osnabrueck emigration index - J Herm Geers, over age 14, emigrated from Klein Stavern, Soegel in 1863 to St. Louis.
MARRIED: Margaretha Elisabeth KOTTE
marriage: Apr 18, 1865, St. Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Helena GIERS born ca 1866, MO
Anna GIERS born ca 1869, MO
Henry GIERS born ca 1872, MO
Elizabeth GIERS born ca 1873, MO
Bernard GIERS born ca 1875, MO
Ida GIERS born ca 1879, MO
NOTES: 1880 MO census, St Louis, p 588 (LDS online census)
GEERS, John H 45, from Hannover, milkman
Eliza 41, Hannover
Helena 14, Anna 11, Henry 8, Eliza 7, Bernard 5, Ida 1, all born in MO
SOURCES: Johan Herman's parents' names and his age (28) were on his marriage record at Sts Peter and Paul parish. His name was found in the emigration index in Osnabrueck for Soegel so that parish's records were checked and a baptismal entry was found for him there. Information about the chidlren was taken from teh 1880 census.

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GEERS, Johan Wilhelm
BORN: May 7, 1823, Gross Stavern (parish in Soegel)
PARENTS: Theodor GEERS
Angela STING
EMIGRATION: by 1854
MARRIED: Maria Louise TRENTMANN born Schwagstorf/Ostercappeln
CHILDREN: Henry Gerhard born 1854, IL
Bernard Louis 1856, IL
Theodor Liborius 1858, IL
George Henry 1860, IL
Anna Maria 1862, IL
Bernard Fridr 1865, IL
Elisabeth 1867, IL
Gerhard Henry 1870, IL; died following year
Maria Clara 1873, IL
SOURCES:

All information was taken from Dr. Heinz Marxkors' book Emigrants from the area of the former County of Aschendorf/Huemmling. . . Hannover, emigrated to St. Libory, St. Clair County, IL. The children were all baptized at St Libory parish in St Clair County, IL

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GEERS, Maria Anna Theresia
BORN: Sep 17, 1828, Wettrup (parish in Lengerich)
DIED: Nov 2, 1915, Quincy, Adams Co, IL; buried St Boniface Cemetery
PARENTS: Bernard Heinrich GEERS
Gesina Aleid HOLTMAN
EMIGRATION: by 1848
MARRIED: Heinrich C MEINERS
marriage: May 1, 1848, Quincy, Adams Co, IL
CHILDREN: John Henry MEINERS born 1849, IL
Henry C MEINERS born 1851, IL
Anna Maria MEINERS born 1854, IL
Joseph MEINERS born 1860, IL
Anthony George MEINERS born 1864, IL
Francis Gerhard MEINERS born 1867, IL
RESEARCHERS: Linda Mahood Morgan who has this emigrant in her WorldConnect database (as Anna Maria)
SOURCES:

Anna Maria's date and place of birth and parents' names were found in Linda Mahood Morgan's WCdb. Lengerich parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Maria Anna Theresia one day later than the WCdb birthdate. Information on her husband, children and death was from the WCdb.

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GIESE

GIESE, Gesina Theresia
BORN: Jan 7, 1833, Hestrup/Handrup (parish in Lengerich) -
DIED: Feb 18, 1897, Quincy, Adams County, IL
PARENTS: Johan Bernard GIESE
Maria Adelheid FOPPE
EMIGRATION: ca 1837-38
MARRIED: William TERFORD (TERVORTH) born May 16, 1828, Raesfeld, Westfalen
marriage: Apr 5, 1853, Quincy, Adams County, IL
CHILDREN: Frances Caroline TERFORT born ca 1854
Joseph William TERFORT born ca 1857
Johnie TERFORT born ca 1859
Bernard B TERFORT born ca 1861
RESEARCHERS: Teresa Tully (teresatully@hotmail.com)
SOURCES: All inforamtion was supplied by family researcher Teresa Tully. Gesina Theresa's birth information came from the parish records of Lengerich.

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GIESE, Johan Bernard Clemens
BORN: Dec 4, 1829 in Lengerich (parish)
DIED: 1900, Brown County, IL, buried in Mount Sterling Catholic Cemetery
PARENTS: Johan Bernard GIESE
Maria Adelheid FOPPE
EMIGRATION: ca 1837-38
MARRIED: Anna Margaretha GRUBER born ca 1833
marriage: May 19, 1857, Quincy, Adams Co, IL
CHILDREN: Rosa GIESE born ca 1858
Louise Amelia GIESE born 1860
Mary GIESE born ca 1861
Ida GIESE born 1865
Florentine GIESE born 1866
Johnie GIESE born ca 1868
RESEARCHERS: Teresa Tully (teresatully@hotmail.com)
SOURCES: All inforamtion was supplied by family researcher Teresa Tully. Johan Bernard Clemens' birth information came from the parish records of Lengerich.

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GIESE, Johan Franz
BORN: Apr 29, 1862, Plankorth (parish in Bawinkel)
PARENTS: Gerhard Herman GIESE
Maria Anna SWARTE
EMIGRATION: 1886
MARRIED: Elizabeth
CHILDREN: Frank GIESE born 1896, OH
John GIESE born 1898, OH
NOTES: 1900 OH census, Hamilton County, Cincinnati
GIESE, Frank, Apr 1862, Germany, marr 8 yrs, emgr 1886
Lizzie 32, OH
Frank 4, John 2, both born OH
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Frank's month and year of birth and year of emigration were noted on the 1900 census. That information corresponded with an entry for Johan Franz in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika which supplied exact birth information and parents' names.

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GIESE, Maria Anna
BORN: Aug 6, 1827, Wettrup (parish in Lengerich)
DIED: Jul 14, 1892, Quincy, Adams County, IL
PARENTS: Johan Bernard GIESE
Maria Adelheid FOPPE
EMIGRATION: ca 1837-38
MARRIED: Johan Bernard VONDERHEIDE born Dec 6, 1819
marriage: Aug 19, 1845, Quincy, Adams County, IL
RESEARCHERS: Teresa Tully (teresatully@hotmail.com)
SOURCES: All inforamtion was supplied by family researcher Teresa Tully. Maria Anna's birth information came from the parish records of Lengerich.

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GLASKER

GLASKER, August
BORN: April 5, 1866, Suederweh (parish in Lengerich)
DIED: Sep 14, 1937
PARENTS: Gerhard Heinrich GLASKER
Anna Maria Christina WUEBBELS
EMIGRATION: by 1897
MARRIED: Rosa PLACKE
marriage; Jan 29, 1897, Menominee, Jo Daviess County, IL
RESEARCHERS: Dave Halm (davehalm@netins.net) who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database
SOURCES: Most information was taken from Dave Halm's database which included August's birthdate. Lengerich parish records were checked because an entry for another emigrant who settled in Jo Daviess County with the same surname had been found there. A corresponding birth/baptism entry was found there also for August and the parents' names noted above were taken from that record.

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GLASKER, Franz
BORN: Apr 12, 1864, Sudderwehe (parish in Lengerich)
DIED: Apr 16, 1939, Jo Daviess County, IL
PARENTS: Gerhard Heinrich GLASKER
Maria Charistina WUEBBELS
EMIGRATION: 1882 - arrived Dec 6, 1882 on the ship Zaandam
Franz GLASKEN, 17, butcher from Germany to USA
MARRIED: Anna Maria KAISER her entry
marriage: Jul 16, 1889, Jo Daviess County, IL
CHILDREN: Bernard GLASKER born 1890, WI
Annie GLASKER born 1892, WI
Emma GLASKER born 1895, WI
Celia GLASKER born 1897, WI
Edward GLASKER born 1899, WI
RESEARCHERS: Dave Halm (davehalm@netins.net) who has this emigrant in his online WorldConnect database
SOURCES: This ID is not 100% certain because Franz' parents' names are not known from any US documents. His birthdate of Apr 1865 was given on the 1900 census for Hazel Green Twp, Grant County, WI, making it a close match to the date above, taken from an entry for Franz Viktor Glasker in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika. Place of birth, parents' names and year of emigration were also in the Tenfelde entry.

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GLASKER, Johan Joseph
BORN: Mar 19, 1822, Lengerich
DIED: Dec 13, 1899, Haverhill, IA
PARENTS: Herman Heinrich GLASKER
Maria Catharine JUIRLING
EMIGRATION: 1851
MARRIED: Maria A
NOTES: Johan Joseph Glasker has his name on a church window in Haverhill, IA
RESEARCHERS: Dave Halm (davehalm@netins.net) who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database
SOURCES: All information about Johan Joseph came from Dave Halm's WorldConnect database. Birth information, parents' names and date of emigration had been taken from Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika.

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