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Kerkoff, Kerperin, Kersting/Kerstiens, Kessens/Kersens/Kassens, Kessling, Kettel, Keuter(s) (see also Kuiter/Kueter), Kiel, Kiep/Kiepe


KERKOFF

KERKOFF, Bernard
BORN: Feb 3, 1846, Holte
PARENTS: Bernard KERKHOFF
Maria Angela KOORMAN (HOMANN)
EMIGRATION: 1866-70 - from dates on different censues
MARRIED: (1) Mary SIEMER born 1854, IL
marriage: Apr 23, 1872, Calhoun County, IL
(2) Margaret GRUETHER
born ca 1857, IL who may have died Jun 14, 1918, Meppen (St. Joseph cemetery lising for Margaret KERKOFF, no year of birth)
marriage: Nov 9, 1875, Meppen, Calhoun County, IL, St Joseph parish
CHILDREN: Henry KERCKHOFF born 1882, IL
Barnard KERCKHOFF born 1887, IL
Herman KERCKHOFF born 1889, IL
William KERCKHOFF born 1891, IL
Helena KERCKHOFF born 1894, IL
Elisabeth KERCKHOFF born 1896, IL
John KERCKHOFF born 1897, IL
NOTES: 1880 IL census, Calhoun County, Richwood pct
Banard KERKHOFF 23, carpenter from Hannover
Margret 23, IL
Catharine POHLMAN 1, orphan (dtr of Abel POHLMAN & Cath INGELMAN)
Henry KERKHOFF, 44, brother, Hannover
1900 IL census Calhoun County, Richwoods
KERCKHOFF, Bernard born Jul 1846, Germany, emgr 1870
Margaret 43, IL
Henry 18, Barna 13, Herman 11, Willie 9, Helena 6, Lizzie 4, John 3, all born IL
RESEARCHERS: Dolores Rizzo (Imminggenealogy@aol.com) who supplied much of the information about this emigrant
SOURCES: Bernard’s month and year of birth were noted on the 1900 census. His parents’ names were on his marriage record in 1875. An entry in the Holte parish emigration index appeared to have been for his brother so that parish’s records were checked. Corresponding birth/baptism entries were found there for Bernard and his brother.

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KERKOFF, Gerhard Heinrich
BORN: Mar 1, 1836, Holte
DIED: Jul 27, 1897, age 61, Meppen, Calhoun County, IL
PARENTS: Bernard KERKHOFF
Angela KOORMAN (HOMANN)
EMIGRATION: probably 1868
Holte parish emigration list – G H KERCKHOFF emigrated in 1868 from Holte
MARRIED: unmarried in 1880
CHILDREN: 1880 IL census, Calhoun County, Richwood pct
Banard KERKHOFF 23, carpenter from Hannover
Margret 23, IL
Catharine POHLMAN 1, orphan (dtr of Abel POHLMAN & Cath INGELMAN)
Henry KERKHOFF, 44, brother, Hannover
RESEARCHERS: Dolores Rizzo (Imminggenealogy@aol.com) who supplied much of the information about this emigrant
SOURCES: Gerhard Heinrich’s year of birth was known from his age on the 1880 census. His parents were named on his death record at St Joseph parish. His place of birth was known from an emigration list entry thought to have been for him. Holte parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/baptism entry was found there for him.

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KERKOFF, Johan Herman
BORN: May 17, 1850, Holte
PARENTS: Bernard KERKHOFF
Angela KOORMAN (HOMANN)
EMIGRATION: 1880
MARRIED: unknown
NOTES: 1910 OK census, Washita County, Turkey Creek
KIRKHOFF, Burnett, 68, Germany, 2nd marr, emgr 1866
Margrtt 53, IL, 1 of 7 children living
Willie H 19/18, Lizzie 18/14, John 11, all born IL
Harman, brother, 58, Germany, single, emgr 1880
1920 OK census, Washita County, East Turkey Creek
KERKHOFF, Wm 27, IL
Lucy 25, IA
Rosa 2, OK
Herman, uncle, 72, Germany, single, emgr unk
RESEARCHERS: Dolores Rizzo (Imminggenealogy@aol.com) who supplied much of the information about this emigrant
SOURCES:

Herman' s approximate year of birth was known from censuses and his parents' names were k nown from his brother Bernard, with whom Herman was living in 1910. Holte parish records were checked and a corresponding entry was found there for Johan Herman.

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KERPERIN

KERPERIN, Anna Gesina
BORN: Mar 5, 1820 Nieuw Schoonebeek, Holland (parish in Twist, Emsland)
DIED: as Anna Maria Brandkamp geb Kerperin on Mar 26, 1901, age ca 83, buried St Francis Xavier Cemetery, Taos, MO
PARENTS: Johan Friedrich KERPERIEN
Anna Helena WOLKEN
EMIGRATION: 1840 - arrived New Orleans Jan 2, 1841 on the ship Rebecca
Frederick KERPERI 50, from Hespertwist, Helen WOLKEN 50, Frank KERPERI 22, Elisabeth (really Anna Gesina) 20, Maria 18, Herman 17, Margaret 10
Twist Emgration Book - Anna Gesina KERBERIN born Mar 5, 1820, was listed with her parents (Colonists in Schoonebeek) and 4 siblings
MARRIED: (1) Herman Heinrich KOETTING
marriage: Oct 2, 1844, Taos, Cole County, MO
(2) Stephan BRANDKAMP
marriage: Nov 18, 1856, Taos, Cole County, MO
CHILDREN: Anna Elisabeth KOETTING born 1845, Cole County, MO
?John Herman KOETTING born 1846, Cole County, MO
Euphemia Mar Eliz KOETTING born Feb 1850, Cole County, MO
Joh Bd Frederick KOETTING born Sep 1850, Cole County, MO
Euph Mar Magdalena KOETTING born 1853, Cole County, MO
Maria Margaret BRANDKAMP born 1857, Cole County, MO
Maria Helen BRANDKAMP born 1860, Cole County, MO
NOTES: 1850 MO census, Cole Co, MO
Cutting, Herman H, 39, farmer, Germany
Mary, 24, Germany
Herman H, 4, MO
1880 MO census, Cole Co, MO
KOETTING, Bernard 29 born MO
Mary 22, Elizabeth 8/12
Gesina BRANDKAMP
1900 MO census, Cole County, Liberty Twp
KOETTING, Bernard 50, MO
Lizzie 20, Jennie 17, Annie 16, Conrad 12, Andrew 11, Bernadine 10, Josephina 7, Thecla 5, Arthur 3, all born MO
BRANDKAMP, Anna, mother, March 1818, Netherlands, widow, 1/1 chidlren living, emgr 1836
RESEARCHERS: Gus Sexton (Gussexton@aol.com) who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database
SOURCES: Anna Gesina's date and place of birth and parents' names were found in the book Auswanderungsliste fuer die fruehere Pfarrgemeinde Twist in den Jahren 1838-1910 nach America. That birth information was verified in Twist parish records. Anna Gesina's first husband's name was known from an entry for her in Margaret Gentges' book Immigrants to Osage County, Missouri and their Immigrant Ships. Entries for both of her marriages and for the baptisms of her children (checked through 1860) were found in the records of St. Francis Xavier parish in Taos.

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KERPERIN, Euphemia Margaret
BORN: Dec 29, 1830 Nieuw Schoonebeek, Holland (parish in Twist, Emsland)
PARENTS: Johan Friedrich KERPERIEN
Anna Helena WOLKEN
EMIGRATION: 1840 - arrived New Orleans Jan 2, 1841 on the ship Rebecca
Frederick KERPERI 50, from Hespertwist, Helen WOLKEN 50, Frank KERPERI 22, Elisabeth 20, Maria 18, Herman 17, Margaret 10
MARRIED: Gerard Herman POETCHER his entry
marriage: Feb 24, 1852, Taos, Cole County, MO
NOTES: 1850 MO census, Cole County
Cappeno, Frank, 32, Farmer, Germ
Helena 26, Germany, Helena 2, MO
Helena 60, Germ, Marg 20, Germ
SOURCES: Margaret's approximate year and probable place of birth were known from the 1850 MO census and the passenger list of the ship Rebecca. An exact date and place of birth and her parents' names were found in the book Auswanderungsliste fuer die fruehere Pfarrgemeinde Twist in den Jahren 1838-1910 nach America. That birth information was verified in Twist parish records. Margaret's marriage was at St Francis Xavier. No baptism records for children of this couple were found in the same parish.

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KERPERIN, Friederich
BORN: Jan 3, 1791, Twist (parish in Gross Hesepe at that time)
DIED: 1841-1850, probably in Taos, Cole County, MO
PARENTS: Franciscus KERBRING
Anna Maria BRUEMMER (her surname not on baptism 1791)
EMIGRATION: 1840 - arrived New Orleans Jan 2, 1841 on the ship Rebecca
Frederick KERPERI 50, from Hespertwist, Helen WOLKEN 50, Frank KERPERI 22, Elisabeth 20, Maria 18, Herman 17, Margaret 10
MARRIED: Anna/Joanna Helena WOLKEN her entry
marriage: Feb 7, 1815, Twist
CHILDREN: Joh Heinr Franz KERPERIEN born Nov 10, 1816, Nieuw Schoonebeek, NL
A Ges KERPERIN b. Mar 5, 1820, N Schoonebeek (Elis on PL)
M Bernadian KERPERIN born Feb 23, 1822, N Schoonebeek
Johan Hm KERPERIN born Jul 18, 1826, Nieuw Schoonebeek
Euph Mg KERPERIN born Dec 29 1830 Nieuw Schoonebeek
NOTES: 1850 MO census, Cole County
Cappeno, Frank, 32, Farmer, Germ
Helena 26, Helena 2, MO, Helena 60, Germ, Marg 20, Germ
RESEARCHERS: Gus Sexton (gussexton@aol.com) who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database
SOURCES: Friederich's approximate year and probable place of birth were known from the passenger list of the ship Rebecca. With that information an entry was for found for his family in the book Auswanderungsliste fuer die fruehere Pfarrgemeinde Twist in den Jahren 1838 - 1910 nach Amerika which gave the names of his parents and exact birthdates for his children. Gross Hesepe parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/baptism entry was found there for Friederich. The marriage information was taken from Gus Sexton's WorldConnect database.

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KERPERIN, Johan Heinrich Franz
BORN: Feb 19, 1816, Hesepertwist (parish in Twist)
PARENTS: Johan Friedrich KERPERIEN
Anna Helena WOLKEN
EMIGRATION: 1840 - arrived New Orleans Jan 2, 1841 on the ship Rebecca
Frederick KERPERI 50, from Hespertwist, Helen WOLKEN 50, Frank KERPERI 22, Elisabeth 20, Maria 18, Herman 17, Margaret 10
MARRIED: Helena (Euphemia Margaretha) SCHNIEDERS her entry
marriage: May 18, 1847, Taos, Cole County, MO
CHILDREN: A M Hel KERPERIN born 1848, Taos, MO m. HATTING (his entry)
Anton Frederick KERPERIN born 1851, Taos, MO
Anna Mar KARBERIN b. 1856, Taos, MO; probably died as infant
Margaret KERPERIN born 1858, MO, MO
Herman KERPERIN born 1862, Taos, MO
NOTES: 1850 MO census, Cole Co
Cappeno, Frank, 32, Farmer, Germany
Helena 26, Germany, Helena 2, MO
Helena 60, Germany, Marg 20, Germany
1860 MO census, Cole County, Liberty Twp
Frank CAPPERMAN42, farmer from Hannover
Ellen 36, Hannover
Ellen 12, Fred 9, Marg 2
1870 MO census, Cole County, Liberty Twp
Frank KERPERIN 55, from Holland
Helene 46 from Prussia
Fred 20, Marg 12, Herman 8, all born in MO
SOURCES: Franz's approximate year and probable place of birth were known from the 1860 and 1870 MO censuses and the passenger list of the ship Rebecca. An exact date and place of birth and her parents' names were found in the book Auswanderungsliste fuer die fruehere Pfarrgemeinde Twist in den Jahren 1838-1910 nach America. His marriage was at St. Francis Xavier parish and his children were baptized there.

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KERPERIN, Johan Herman
BORN: Jul 18, 1826 Nieuw Schoonebeek, Holland (parish in Twist, Ensland)
DIED: Aug 1, 1903, buried Taos, Cole County, MO, St Francis Xavier Cemetery
PARENTS: Johan Friedrich KERPERIEN
Anna Helena WOLKEN
EMIGRATION: 1840 - arrived New Orleans Jan 2, 1841 on the ship Rebecca
Frederick KERPERI 50, from Hespertwist, Helen WOLKEN 50, Frank KERPERI 22, Elisabeth 20, Maria 18, Herman 17, Margaret 10
MARRIED: (1) Anna Margaretha HEET
marriage: May 8, 1855, Taos, Cole County, MO
(2) Anna Adelheid ALING
marriage: Dec 30, 1863, Taos, Cole County, MO
photo of Johan Herman Kerperin and wife Anna Adelheid Aling
CHILDREN: M Johanna Helene KERPERIN born 1859, Taos, MO
Margaret KARBEIN born 1861, Taos, MO; probably died as an infant
Margaret KERPERIN born 1864, Taos, MO
Maria Catharine KERPERIN born 1866, Taos, MO
Frank KERPERIN born 1867, Taos, MO
NOTES: 1860 MO census, Cole County, Liberty Twp
J H CAPPERMAN 34, farmer from Holland
Margaret 32 from Germany
Ellen 1, MO
1870 MO census, Cole County, Liberty Twp
KERPERIN, John H 46 born Holland
Anna 38, Born Holland
Helene 11, Marg 5, Caroline 4, Frank 2, all born MO
1880 MO census, Cole County, Liberty Twp
KERPERIN, Jno H 54, farmer from Holland
Anna 48, Prussia
Helena 20, Marg 15, Cath 14, Frank 12, Henry 9, Adelied 9, all born MO
1900 MO census, Cole County, Liberty Twp
KERPERIN, Henry 29, MO
John H, father, Jul 1825, Germany, m. 36, emgr 1840
Anna, mother, Feb 1832, Germany, 5/5 ch, emgr 1863
Kath 34, Marg 35, sisters, MO
SOURCES: Herman's exact date of birth was on his tombstone. Hisprobable place of birth was known from the 1860 and 1870 MO censuses and the passenger list of the ship Rebecca. An exact date and place of birth and his parents' names were found in the book Auswanderungsliste fuer die fruehere Pfarrgemeinde Twist in den Jahren 1838-1910 nach America. That birth information was verified in Twist parish records. Both of his marriages were at St. Francis Xavier parish and his children were baptized in the same parish (records checked only through 1869).

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KERSTING - KERSTIENS

KERSTING (KERSTIENS), Maria Gesina Catharina Helena
BORN: Mar 20, 1822, Bawinkel
PARENTS: Gerhard Herman KERSTIENS
Euphenia Gesina SCHONHOFF
EMIGRATION: 1852
MARRIED: Johan Gerhard NIEBEL wid of Anna Maria TIMER
marriage: Jan 27, 1853, St. Louis, MO
SOURCES: Maria Gesina's parents' names were on her marriage record at St. Joseph's parish. Her date and place of birth, parents' names and emigration year were from Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika.

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KESSENS, KERSENS

KERSENS, Anna Adelheid
BORN: May 1, 1856, Boerger
DIED: Jul 24, 1885, Calhoun County, IL; buried St Joseph Cemetery, Meppen
PARENTS: Nicolaus KERSENS (KESSENS)
Anna BÄCKER (BECKER)
EMIGRATION: by 1885
MARRIED: Johan Herman PEHM his entry widow Maria SCHUMACHER (or SCHMACHER)
marriage: Feb 19, 1885, Calhoun County, IL
SOURCES:

Anna Adelheid's age (27) and her parents' names were on her parish death record. Her parents were also named on her marriage record. Because her surname was known to occur in Boerger and her husband was from there, that parish's records were checked and a corresponding entry was found there for Anna Adelheid.

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KERSENS, Gerhard
BORN: Jan 19, 1823, Esterwegen (parish in Lorup)
DIED: Aug 25, 1858, St Clair County, IL, record at St Libory parish
PARENTS: Wilke KESSENS
Margaretha EILERS
EMIGRATION: by 1858
MARRIED: unknown
SOURCES:

All information about Gerhard 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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KERSENS, Gerhard
BORN: Sep 20, 1850, Boerger
PARENTS: Herman Gerhard KERSENS
Gesina (Genovefa) WOESTE
EMIGRATION: 1872
MARRIED: Catharine SCHLANGEN
marriage: Jan 3, 1880, St. Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Mary KERSENS born 1882, MO, married LINVEKE
Bernard KERSENS born 1884, MO married Adl BERNSEN
Anna KERSENS born 1886, MO, married Lawrenz RIEGEL
George KERSENS born 1889, MO, married Mamie AUSTRO
Katherine KERSENS born 1895, MO, died 1917
Rosa KERSENS born 1895, MO, married Nic FERENBACH
NOTES: Bio-sketch from History of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis
  1900 MO census, St Louis
KERSENS, Gerhard, Sep 1850, Germany, marr. 20 years, emgrated 1872
dairyman on Adams, near Manchester Ave
Katherine 40, MO, 6 of 7 children living
Mary 15, Bernard 15, Annie 13, George 10, Katherine 3, Rosa 3, all born MO
SOURCES:

Gerhard's date and place of birth and parents' names were noted in his bio-sketch. That information was then verified in Boerger parish records. Information about his marriage was from St Bernard parish records and information about his children and his immigration was from the bio-sketch.

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KESSENS, Gesina
BORN: Jul 3, 1830, Esterwegen (parish in Lorup)
PARENTS: Nicolaus KESSENS
Gesina/Gebina KORTE
EMIGRATION: 1868 - arrived NY Jun 15, 1868 on the ship Hermann
Nicol KESSENS 67, Esterwegen to US
Gesina 58, Ges 32 [KESSENS wid of ROHJANS and her children ROHJANS], Anna 9 ½, Christian 7, Gesina 5, Wilhelm 9mo
MARRIED: Christian ROHJANS who appears to have died in Germany
marriage: May 30, 1854, Lorup
CHILDREN: Johan Nicholaus ROHJANS born 1855, Esterwegen
Anna Christina ROHJANS born 1857, Esterwegen
Christian ROHJANS born 1859, Esterwegen
Gesina/Rosina ROHJANS born 1862
Wm G ROHJANS born 1864, Esterwegen
NOTES: 1870 IN census, Allen County, Fort Wayne
RUHANS, Rosina [born KESSENS] 38, Prussia
John 15, Anna 13, Christian 10, Rosina 8, Wm 6, all Prussia
KESSENS, Rosina 63, Prussia
SOURCES:

Gesina's maiden name was known from the Lorup parish baptismal records of her children listed with her on the 1870 census. Her marriage record was located at the same parish and that document noted her date and place of birth and parents' names, information which was then verified in Lorup baptismal records.

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KESSENS, Herman
BORN: Oct 23, 1818, Doerpen
PARENTS: Herman KASSEN
Helena MOERKER
EMIGRATION: 1847 - arrived New Orleans May 1847 on the ship Von Vincke
KASSENS Herm 28 from Dorpen
KASSENS, Angela 21, from Dorpen
Osnabrueck Emigration Index - Herman KESSENS (son of parents named above) emgrated from Doerpen to Am in 1847 with his sister Angela
MARRIED: Maria Catharine ALBERS
marriage May 25, 1847, St. Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Maria Helena KESSENS, born 1848, St. Louis, MO
Catharine CASSEN born ca 1851, MO
Helena Katharine KASSENS born ca 1856, MO, m. ROESING
NOTES: 1860 MO census, St. Louis, ward 1
CASSEN, Herman, 41, Hannover, day laborer
Catharine 41, Hannover
Catharine 9, Lena 3 3/4, both born in MO
SOURCES: Herman's parents' names were on his marriage record at St Vincent de Paul parish. His approximate year of birth was known from his age on the 1860 census and the passenger list of the ship Von Vincke which also gave his probable place of birth. Doerpen parish records were checked and a corresponding entry found there for Herman. His first-born child is known from her baptismal record at Sts Vincent de Paul parish and the other two from their entry on the 1860 census. The marriage of Helena, born in 1856, was also at St Vincent de Paul parish.

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KERSENS, Herman Heinrich
BORN: Mar 1, 1853, Boerger
DIED: May 8, 1929, St Libory, Howard County, NE
PARENTS: Hermann Gerhard KERSSENS
Genovefa WÖSTE
EMIGRATION: 1873
MARRIED: Helena HAUKAP
CHILDREN: Maria Katharine KERSSENS born 1879, NE
Elizabeth KERSSENS born 1883, NE
Caroline KERSSENS born 1886, NE
Henry G KERSSENS born 1888, NE
NOTES: 1900 NE census, Howard County, St Libory Pct
KERSSENS, Henry, Mar 1853, Germany, marr 22 years, emgr 1875
Helena, 1852, Germany, 4 of 4 children living, emgr 1873
Mary K 20, Eliz 16, Caroline 14, Henry G 12
RESEARCHERS: Bryon Bryon who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database
Bob Behnen who is related through Heinrich's brother
SOURCES:

Heinrich's date of birth was noted in the WCdb of Bryon Bryon. Bob Behnen identified him as a brother of Johan Bernard Kerssens who had been born in Boerger. That same parish's records were then checked and a corresponding baptismal entry was found there for Herman Heinrich. Information about Heinrich's wife, children, immigration and death was taken from the WCdb and the 1900 census.

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KESSENS, Johan
BORN: Mar 28, 1841, Esterwegen (parish in Lorup
DIED: Jun 17, 1916, Kelly, KS
PARENTS: Johan KESSEN
Anna BRAKE
EMIGRATION: 1853
MARRIED: never married - ordained a priest in 1869
RESEARCHERS: Colleen Mueller who has this emigrant in her WorldConnect database (as Kassens)
SOURCES:

Johan's date and place of birth and parents' names were found in the WCdb of Colleen Mueller. That information was verified in Lorup parish records. Information about his emigration was from the same WCdb.

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KERSENS, Johan Bernard
BORN: May 4, 1848, Boerger
DIED: Jan 10, 1932, St Louis, MO, buried St Peter and Paul Cemetery
PARENTS: Hermann Gerhard KEESSENS
Genovefa WÖSTE
EMIGRATION: 1866
  emigration index, Osnabrueck - Joh Bd Keesens, born May 5, 1848, Boerger, son of Hm Gd Keesens and Genofeva Woeste, emigrated to America Jun 1866
MARRIED: Anna Margaretha PRANGER her entry
marriage: Oct 8, 1874, St. Louis, MO, St Anthony of Padua parish
CHILDREN: Maria KERSENS born 1875, St. Louis; marr. Benjamin JUENGERMANN
Bernard H KERSENS born 1880, St. Louis; marr. Mary C. BREER
Hermann L KERSENS born 1886, St. Louis; died 1918, St. Louis.
Catharina Elisabeth KERSENS born 1889, St. Louis; died as infant
Anna C KERSENS born 1893, St. Louis; died 1918, St. Louis.
Jos Gerh KERSENS born 1895, St. Louis; m1 Irene KUNDA; m2 Irma A ?
NOTES: Bio-sketch from History of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis
RESEARCHERS: Bob Behnen who supplied much of the information about this emigrant
SOURCES:

Bernard's date and place of birth were found in a bio-sketch for him. That information was then verified in Boerger parish records. His parents, as noted above, were taken from that record. Information about wife, children and death was supplied by Bob Behnen.

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KESSENS, Nicolaus
BORN: March* 1801, Esterwegen (parish in Lorup)
*day of the month under a blot on record
PARENTS: Caspar/Christian KESSENS
Gesina DUETTMANN
EMIGRATION: 1868 - arrived NY Jun 15, 1868 on the ship Hermann
Nicol KESSENS 67, Esterwegen to US
Gesina 58, Ges 32 [KESSENS wid of ROHJANS and her ROHJANS children:] Anna 9 ½, Christian 7, Gesina 5, Wilhelm 9mo
MARRIED: Gesina KORTE her entry
marriage: Feb 12, 1828, Lorup
CHILDREN: Gesina KESSENS born 1830 Esterwegen; married ROHJANS
NOTES: 1870 IN census, Allen County, Fort Wayne
HECKE, Herman 40, Bavaria, teamster
Rosina [born AHRENS] 23, Prussia
Herman 6, Christian 2, both born IN
KERSON, Niklas, 70, Prussia, laborer
ARNTZ [AHRENS], Elissie, 15, Prussia, domestic servant
  for wife with daughter
1870 IN census, Allen County, Fort Wayne
RUHANS, Rosina [born KESSENS] 38, Prussia
John 15, Anna 13, Christian 10, Rosina 8, Wm 6, all Prussia
KESSENS, Rosina 63, Prussia
SOURCES:

Nicolaus' daughter's baptismal record was found in Lorup parish after her Rohjan children had been identified. His wife's name was known from that record which enabled Nicolaus' marriage record to be identified in records of the same parish. That document noted his age and parents' names which allowed his birth/bapt record to be located again in Lorup parish, although on his marriage record the father's name was listed as Caspar and as Christian on his baptismal record.

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KEESENS (KERSENS), Nicolaus
BORN: Dec 20, 1845, Boerger
PARENTS: Hermann Gerhard KEESSENS
Genovefa WÖSTE
EMIGRATION: by 1879
MARRIED: Anna
CHILDREN: Catharine born ca 1879, IL
NOTES: 1852 Boerger census
Herman Gerhard KESSENS 46, Eigener, his wife Genovefa 36 and children: Elisabeth 11, Herman 8, Nicolaus 6, Johan Bernard 4, Gerhard 2, and parents Herman 82 and Elisabeth 72.
: 1880 NE census, Howard County, St Libory Twp
KARSSENS, Nicolas 32, Hannover, farmer
Anna 26, Hannover
Catharin 1, IL
RUPKE, Mary 73, Hannover, other
Helena 31, IL
SOURCES:

Nicolaus' approximate year of birth was known from the 1880 census. Another Kerssens, Herman Heinrich, living in St Libory Twp was born in Boerger, so that parish's records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Nicolaus with the same parents as Herman Heinrich. The parents named above were taken from that record.

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KESSENS (KASSENS), Theodor
BORN: Jan 22, 1832, Esterwegen
DIED: Nov 11, 1900, Vincennes, IN; buried Mt Calvary Cemetery
PARENTS: Johan KESSENS
Anna BRAKE
EMIGRATION: 1849
MARRIED: Anna Elizabeth ALTHOFF born 1839, Osterwick, Germany
CHILDREN: John William KASSENS
William Henry KASSENS
Rose KASSENS
Mary KASSENS
Anna KASSENS
Agnes KASSENS
Henry Casper KASSENS born 1873, IN
Frank KASSENS born 1879, IN
Katherine KASSENS born 1881, IN
NOTES: 1900 IN census, Knox County, Vincennes
CASSING, Theodore May 1830, Germany, marr 43 yrs, emgr 1849
Elizabeth Jun/Jan 1839, Germany, 8 of 9 ch living, emgr unk
Frank 21, Katy 19, both born IN
RESEARCHERS: Collene Mueller who has this emigrant in her WorldConnect database (as Kassens)
SOURCES:

Theodore's birthdate and parents' names were noted in Colleen Mueller's WCdb. Because both his parents' surnames were known to occur in Esterwegen that parish's records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found for him there 6 months later than the WCdb birthdate. Information about emigration, wife, children and death was from the WCdb and census.

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KESSENS, Wilhelm
BORN: Aug 26, 1833, Esterwegen (parish in Lorup)
PARENTS: Nicolas KESSENS
Gesina KORTE
EMIGRATION: 1866
MARRIED: Elizabeth KRAMER her entry
CHILDREN: Christina KESSENS born 1877, IN
Teresa KESSENS born 1881, IN
Henry KESSENS born 1884, IN
NOTES: 1900 IN census, Allen County, Fort Wayne
KISSEN, William, Aug 1833, Germany, marr 33 yrs, emgr 1866
Elizabeth, Sep 1848, Germany, 7 of 8 ch living, emgr 1866
Christina 23, Teresa 19, Henry 16
WAGNER, Wm 25, IN, boarder
Lena [Kessen], his wife, 23, IN
SOURCES:

Wilhelm's month and year of birth were known from the 1900 census. His wife Elisabeth was identified from her birthdate on the census as Elizabeth Kramer who had an entry in the book on German families in Allen County, IN. Her place of birth was identifed in the book as Lorup so that same parish was checked for Wilhelm and a corresponding entry was found there for him. His parents' names as noted above came from that record.

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KESSLING

KESSLING, Heinrich Gerhard
BORN: Mar 16, 1849, Papenburg
PARENTS: Fridrich KESSLING
Thecla KRAMER
EMIGRATION: 1892 - arrived NY, Oct 26, 1892! on the ship The Stuttgart
KESSLING, Hch 43, Papenburg to Erlanger, KY
Elisabeth 30
MARRIED: Elisabeth
NOTES: 1900 KY census, Kenton County, Erlanger
KESSLING, Henry, Mar 1848, Germ, marr 19 yrs, emgr 1882
Elisabeth Apr 1862, Germ, 0 of 1 ch living, emgr 1882
SOURCES:

Heinrich's month and year of birth and wife's name and age were on the 1900 census. That information allowed an entry for him to be identified on the passenger list of the ship The Stuttgart even though it arrived in 1892 and the 1900 census said he arrived in 1882. The passenger list supplied his probable place of birth. Aschendorf (St Antonius) records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Heinrich Gerhard.

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KETTEL

KETTEL, Anna Margaretha
BORN: Jan 28, 1789, baptized in Freren
DIED: between arrival in US in 1854 and the 1870 census, probably in St Louis
PARENTS: Herman KETTEL
Adelaid
EMIGRATION: 1854 - arrived New Oleans on 18 Jan 1854 on the ship Jeverland
HAAR, Johan H 66, Germany to US
Margaret A 57, Marianna 28, Anna E 25
MARRIED: Johan Heinrich HAAR his entry
marriage: Jan 4, 1813, Freren
CHILDREN: Margaretha Aleid HAAR, 28 Dec 1813, Freren (married and remained in Freren)
Anna Aleid HAAR, 1 Nov 1815, Freren
Johan Heinrich HAAR, 12 Sep 1817, Freren
Bernard Henry HAAR, 28 Oct 1819, Freren
Maria Anna HAAR, 24 Dec 1821, Freren
Maria Angelina HAAR, 21 Oct 1824, Freren
George Henry HAAR, 16 Aug 1826, Freren
Joh Herm HAAR, 7 Apr 1829, Freren, died 1831, Freren
Johan Bernard HAAR, 27 Aug 1831, Freren
Johan Herman HAAR, 23 Apr 1834, Freren
Marg Cecilia HAAR, 21 Nov 1836, Freren, died 1838, Freren.
RESEARCHERS: Tom King (tomlking@sbcglobal.net)
SOURCES:

Information about Anna Margaretha's date and place of birth, her parents' names and information concerning her marriage, children and emigration was supplied by Tom King. Birth information came from Freren parish records

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KEUTER(S)

KEUTER, Herman Gerhard
BORN: Apr 17, 1829, Klein Stavern (parish in Soegel)
DIED: Apr 23, 1871, buried St Libory Parish Cemetery, St Clair County, IL
PARENTS: Bernard Heinrich KEUTER
Maria DUEING
EMIGRATION: by 1871
MARRIED: unknown
NOTES: probably
1870 IL census, St Clair county, twp 2, rg 6
KEITER, Bd 39, Hannover
Elizabeth 40, Hannover
Anna 7, Bd 5, Henry 3, Joseph 2, all born IL
Gd 45, hired man, Hannover
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.

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KEUTER, Johan Bernard
BORN: Aug 21, 1832 Kl Stavern (parish in Soegel)
DIED: Jan 15, 1884, buried St. Libory, St Clair County, IL
PARENTS: Bernard Heinrich KEUTER
Maria DUEING
EMIGRATION: by 1858
MARRIED: (1) Marianna born 1823; died 1857, St. Libory
(2) Elisabeth JANSEN
marriage: Feb 9, 1858, St. Libory
CHILDREN: Joh Bd KEUTER born 1859, IL; died same year
Jos Anton KEUTER born 1859, IL; died 1868
Maria Anna KEUTER born 1860, IL
Maria Anna Elisabeth KEUTER born 1862, IL
Joh Bernard Hch KEUTER born 1864, IL
Herman Heinrich KEUTER born 1867, IL
Hch Jos KEUTER born 1868, IL
Anna Maria Elis KEUTER born 1870, IL
Joh KEUTER born 1870, IL
Maria Catharine KEUTER born 1872, IL; died 1874
NOTES: 1870 IL census, St Clair county, Twp 2, Rg 6
KEITER, Bd 39, Hannover
Elizabeth 40, Hannover
Anna 7, Bd 5, Henry 3, Joseph 2, all born IL
Gd 45, hired man, Hannover
SOURCES:

All information except census 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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KEUTERS, Maria Gesina Adelheid
BORN: Sep 11, 1863, Schwartenpohl (parish in Gross Hesepe)
DIED: Sep 5, 1928, St Louis, MO
PARENTS: Albert Heinrich KEUTERS
Maria Gesina BOEKERS
EMIGRATION: 1880 with a brother
MARRIED: Fred H ALBERS born 1854 in Glane, Germany
marriage: Apr 19, 1883, probably in St Louis
CHILDREN: Anna M ALBERS born 1884, MO
Gertrude ALBERS born 1887, MO
Katherine ALBERS born 1889, MO
Rose K ALBERS born 1892, MO
Frank J ALBERS born 1896, MO
Joseph P ALBERS born 1901, MO
NOTES: 1900 MO census, St Louis
ALBERS, Frederick, Oct 1854, Germany, emgr 1874
Sena, Sep 1865, Germany, 6 of 9 children living, emgr 1880
Annie 16, Gertie 14, Kath 10, Rosie 8, Adelia 6, Frank 4, all born MO
Joseph, brother, Jun/Jan 1874, Germany, single, emgr blank
SOURCES:

Maria Gesina's date and place of birth and parents' names were noted in a bio-sketch for her husband. The same date of birth was on her MO death certificate. Gross Hesepe parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Maria Gesina Adelheid 1 year and 3 days earlier than the date from the bio-sketch and death certificate.

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KIEL

KIEL, Bernard
BORN: Sep 20, 1792, baptized in Herzlake
DIED: Feb 18, 1870, Meppen, Calhoun County, IL
PARENTS: Johan Heinrich KIEL
Gesina HEMMEKEN
EMIGRATION: 1845 - arrived New Orleans Jan 3, 1846 on the ship Mata
Joh Bernh KIEL 53 farmer from Hannover
Maria Tekla 54, Maria Gesina 18, Johan Gerhard 16, Johan Herman 14
MARRIED: Tecla WUEBBEN (WOEBBEN)
marriage: Nov 26, 1822, Haseluenne
CHILDREN: Johan Heinrich KIEL born 1821, Flechum, Haseluenne; m. BAALMAN
Johan Gerhard KIEL born 1825, Gross Stavern, Soegel
Maria Gesina KIEL born 1827, Gross Stavern, Soegel m. NIENHAUS
Johan Gerhard KIEL born 1829, Sprackel, Soegel
Johan Herman KIEL born 1831, Sprackel, m. WESTERMAN
stillbirth 1834 in Sprackel, Soegel
RESEARCHERS: Dolores Rizzo (ImmingGenealogy@aol.com) a descendant who supplied much of the information for this emigrant
SOURCES: Bernard's parents' names were on his marrige record. His approximate year of birth (1792-93) was known from his age on the passenger list of the ship Mata and his age at death. His baptismal record in Herzlake parish was discovered by chance while searching for other records.

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KIEL, Johann Heinrich
BORN: Oct 17, 1823, Flechum (parish in Haseluenne)
DIED: Oct 7, 1905 in Meppen, Calhoun County, IL, buried St. Joseph Cemetery
PARENTS: Johan Bernard KIEL
Anna WUEBBEN (WUEBBELS)
EMIGRATION: by 1848, thought to have been 1844
MARRIED: Anna Catharine BAALMAN her entry
marriage: Apr 25, 1848, St. Louis, MO
Portrait of Heinrich Kiel and Catharine Baalmann
CHILDREN: Bernhard KIEL b. 1850, IL, m. SCHLEEPER, m. HASELHORST, m. KOHN BUSSEN
Henry KIEL born 1852, IL
Bernard KIEL born 1854, IL
Anna Maria KIEL born 1854, IL, m. SCHLEEPER
Maria Gesina KIEL born 1856, IL, m. SCHLEEPER
Margaretha A KIEL born 1858, IL m. IMMING
Herman KIEL born 1861, IL, m. IMMING, m. HASELHORST
Gerhard KIEL born 1863, IL; died 1905
Wm Henry KIEL born 1865; died 1866
Catharine KIEL born 1868, IL; died 1955
Henry  KIEL born 1873, IL, m. SIEMER
NOTES: 1850 IL census, Calhoun County, Point Precinct
KIEL, Henry 25, from Germany
Catharine 22, born Germany, Bennet 6/12 born IL
1860 IL census, Calhoun County, Richwoods Precinct, dwelling #401
KEIL, Henry 36, from Germany
Catherine 32, born Germany
Barnard 10, Mary 6 (5), Cynthia (Gesina) 4, Margaret 1, all born in IL
1870 IL census, Calhoun County, Richwoods Pct
KEEL, Henry 54 from Hannover
Catharine 40 from Hannover
Bernhardt 19, Mary 17, Gazena 14, Margaret 11, Herrman 9, George 6, Catharine 3, all born in IL
1880 IL census, Calhoun County, Richwood pct
Henry KIEL 55, farmer from Hannover
Catharine 52, from Hannover
Marg 20, Herman 18, Garrett 16, Catharine 11, Henry 7 all born in IL
1900 IL census, Calhoun County, Richwoods pct
KIEL, Henry born Oct 1824, Ger, marr 51 years, emgr 1844
Catharine born May 1827, 8 of 10 children living, emgr 1844
Garrett 35, Katie 33, both born IL
Newspaper article about Kiel Stone House in Meppen, home built by Johann Heinrich in 1847
RESEARCHERS: Dolores Rizzo (Imminggenealogy@aol.com), a descendant
SOURCES: Heinrich's parents' names were on his marriage record at St. Vincent de Paul parish. His approximate date of birth was known from his tombstone and various records, all a little different. His place of birth was thought to have been Soegel but no baptism was found for him in that parish during the right span of years. A baptismal entry was discovered for him in Haseluenne parish records although the mother's surname was written as Wubbels rather than Wubben and the year was 1823 instead of 1821, as thought. Information for children came from family researcher Dolores Rizzo.

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KIEL, Johan Herman
BORN: Nov 15, 1831, Sprakel (parish in Soegel)
DIED: April 1860
PARENTS: Johan Bernard KIEL
Tecla WOEBBEN/WUEBBEN
EMIGRATION: 1845 - arrived New Orleans Jan 3, 1846 on ship Mata
Joh Bernh KIEL 53 farmer from Hannover
Maria Tekla 54, Maria Gesina 18, Johan Herman 14
MARRIED: Gesina WESTERMAN her entry
CHILDREN: Catharine KIEL born ca 1858; died before 1870
Bernard KIEL born ca 1858-60; died 1875, age 17, Meppen, Calhoun County, IL
RESEARCHERS: Dolores Rizzo (Imminggenealogy@aol.com) who supplied much of the information about this emigrant.
SOURCES: Johan Herman's parents' names and his approximate year of birth were known from the passenger list of the ship Mata. His sister Maria Gesina's baptismal entry had been found in Soegel parish so that parish's records were checked again and a birth/baptism entry was also found there for Johan Herman. His wife's name was known from the death record of their son in 1875 and from Gesina's second marriage to Joseph Kesler/Heffler in 1860 which listed her as widow Kiel. Johan Herman's death date was known from the Calhoun County Mortality Schedule for that year.

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KIEL, Maria Gesina
BORN: Jul 8, 1827, Gross Stavern (parish in Soegel)
PARENTS: Johan Bernard KIEL
Tecla WUEBBEN
EMIGRATION: 1845 - arrived New Orleans Jan 3, 1846 on ship Mata
Joh Bernh KIEL 53 farmer from Hannover
Maria Tekla 54, Maria Gesina 18, Johan Herman 14
MARRIED: Heinrich NIENHAUS
marriage: Oct 31, 1848, St. Louis, MO
RESEARCHERS: Dolores Rizzo (Imminggenealogy@aol.com), a descendant
SOURCES: Maria Gesina's parents' names were known from her marriage record at St. Vincent de Paul, her approximate year of birth from the passenger list of the ship Mata and place from family researchers. Her baptism was found in the Soegel parish records.

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KIEP, KIEPE

KIEP, Bernard
BORN: Feb 4, 1868, Esterwegen
DIED: Dec 17, 1937, St Louis, MO; buried Calvary Cemetery
PARENTS: Wilhelm KIEP
Elisabeth LINDEMANN
EMIGRATION: 1893 - arrived Balt, Sep 1893 on the ship Stuttgart
Klien/Kliep, Cath 27, Esterwegen to St Louis, Florissant,
Bd 25, Cath 26, Lena 4
MARRIED: Catharine OTTEN her entry
CHILDREN: William KIEP, born 1895; died 1927, MO
Louis KIEP, born 1898; died 1962, MO
Catharine KIEP, born 1900; died 1971, MO
Elis Hel KIEP, born 1901; died 1954, MO; marr Geo ALEXANDER
M Cath KIEP, born ca 1904; died 1938, MO; marr Wm McKENZIE
NOTES: 1900 MO census, St Louis
KIEP, Bernard, Feb 1868, Germany, marr 7 years; emgr 1893
Catharine, Nov 1867, Germany, 3 of 4 children living, emgr 1893
Wm 5, Louis 2, Cath 4/12, all born MO
SOURCES:

Bernard's date of birth was on his MO death certificate. His probable place of birth was known from the passenger list of the ship Stuttgart. Esterwegen parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Bernard. His parents' names as noted above were taken from that record. Information about the children was from census, burial and death records.

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KIEPE, Maria Helena
BORN: Aug 12, 1820, Haren
DIED: in St Louis, MO, buried Apr 3, 1898, age 78, Sts Peter and Paul Cemetery
PARENTS: Stephan KIEPE
Johanna TERBORG (or VORDES)
EMIGRATION: 1872 - arrived New Orleans May 18, 1872 on ship Frankfurt
HELD, Hr Ad 56, Germany to New Orleans
Helena, 50, Adolph, 27, Elis 22, Herman 19, Anna 17, Gibina 9, Bernhard 8
MARRIED: Heinrich HELD his entry
marriage: Aug 1, 1843, Haren
CHILDREN: Adolph HELD born Feb 13, 1845, Haren
Elisabeth HELD born ca 1850 (PL)
Herman HELD born ca 1853 (PL)
Anna HELD born ca 1855 (PL)
Stephen HELD born Apr 6, 1848
Hebina/Gebina HELD born ca 1860-63 (PL& census)
Bernard HELD born Dec 21, 1862, Haren
NOTES: 1880 MO census, St Louis
HELD, Henry H 66, Germany, Dairy
Helena 60, Germany
Adolph 35, Hebina 20, Berman [Bernard] 17, all born Germany
BAULTE, Fritz 42, Germany, Dairy servant
SOURCES:

Helena's approximate year of birth was known from her age (78) at death and on her age on the 1880 census. Her parents' names were on her marriage record. Helena's probable place of birth was known from a bio-sketch for her son Stephen. Haren parish records were checked and a corresponding entry was found there for Maria Helena. The parents' names noted above were from that record. Children's information was from Haren parish records and the passenger list of the ship Frankfurt.

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