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KORTE (A - H)

KORTE (J - Z)

KORTE, Johan Bernhard
BORN: Nov 20, 1804, Herzlake (baptismal date)
DIED: 1891, Farming, Stearns County, MN
PARENTS: Bernard Heinrich KORTE
Anna BRUEGGEN
EMIGRATION: by 1868
MARRIED: Anna Maria SCHLEE her entry
marriage: Nov 28, 1826, Herzlake
CHILDREN: Anna Adelheid KORTE born 1827, Herzlake
Herman Wm KORTE born 1830, Vinnen, Holte
M Catherine KORTE born 1835, Vinnen
Bd Hch KORTE born 1838, Vinnen
John Bd KORTE born 1842, Vinnen m. Catharine BLOMS
Anna Angela KORTE born 1846, Vinnen
NOTES: 1880 MN census, Stearns County, Farming Twp
KORTE, Henry 42, Germany, farmer
Mary 36, Germany
Mary 12, Cath 10, Theod 8, Anna 6, Bd 1
Bernard 79, father, Germany
RESEARCHERS: Ruth Gaytan, Pam Drake, Greg and James who have this emigrant in their WorldConnect databases
SOURCES:

Johan Bernard's approximate year and place of birth were noted in various WCdbs. Herzlake parish records were checked in Dr Remme's online database first for a marriage record, which supplied parents' names, and then for a corresponding birth/bapt entry. Information about the oldest child was also from Dr Remme's db and the younger children born in Vinnen from the WCdb. Wife's name and death information were noted in the WCdbs.

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KORTE, Johan Bernhard
BORN: Feb 6, 1834 Gross Stavern (parish in Soegel)
DIED: Nov 4, 1898, Florissant, St Louis County, MO
PARENTS: Herman Bernard KORTE
Catherine Margaretha OLDIGES
EMIGRATION: by 1861
MARRIED: Maria Catharine GERBES her 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:

Johan Bernard's date and place of birth and parents' names were found in Everett T Jorgenson's WCdb. Soegel parish's records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Johan Bernard five days later than that found in the WCdb. Information about his wife, children and death was from the WCdb.

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KORTE, Johan Bernhard
BORN: Jul 28, 1842, Vinnen (parish in Holte)
DIED: May 7, 1923, Farming, Stearns County, MN
PARENTS: Johan Bernard KORTE
Anna Maria SCHLE
EMIGRATION: 1861
MARRIED: Catharine BLOMS
CHILDREN: Katherine KORTE born 1868, MN
Mary KORTE born 1870, MN
Margaret KORTE born 1872, MN
Herman KORTE born 1874, MN
Anna KORTE born 1876, MN
Josephine KORTE born 1878, MN
Theodore KORTE born 1880, MN
John KORTE born 1881, MN
Joseph KORTE born 1885, MN
Theodore Wm KORTE born 1888, MN
NOTES: 1870 MN census, Stearns County, Munson twp
KORTES, John 26, farmer, Hannover
Katharina 26, Hannover
Katharina 2, Mary 6/12 both born Hannover
  1880 MN census, Stearns County, Farming twp
KORTE, John 35, Germany, farmer
Catharine 35, Germany
Cath 12, Mary 10, Mg 8, Hm 6, Anna 4, Josephine 2, all born MN
  1900 MN census, Stearns County, Farming twp
KORTE, John Bernard Aug 1842, Germany, marr 32 yrs, emgr 1861
Katy Jul 1843, Germany 7 of 10 ch living, emgr 1865
Herman 26, Josephine 22, John 18, Jos 14, all born MN
RESEARCHERS: Pam Drake, Ruth Gaytan, Robert LeFevre and Greg who have this emigrant in their WorldConnect databases
SOURCES:

Johan's date of birth and parents' names were found in several WCdbs. Place of birth was noted in Greg's WCdb. Holte parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Johan Bernard about a month earlier than the date in the WCdbs. Information about spouse, children and death was from the WCdbs.

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KORTE, Johan Herman
BORN: Dec 10, 1844, Neuboerger (parish in Boerger)
DIED: 1909, Charlestown, Clark County, IN; buried Old St Michael's Cemetery
PARENTS: Nicholas KORTE
Thecla JANSEN
EMIGRATION: 1868-71
  emigration index, Osnabrueck - Joh Hm Korte,born Dec 10, 1844 in Neuboerger, son of Nic Korte and Thecla Jansen emgrated in 1868; brother of mother, Joh Bd Jansen in St Louis, sent travel money
MARRIED: Elisabeth
CHILDREN: Thekla M KORTE born 1872, IN
Ulrich KORTE born 1874, IN
Nicholas J KORTE born 1876, IN
Josephine KORTE born 1881, IN
NOTES: 1880 IN census, Clark County
Carter, Herman 44, farmer, born Baden, both parents born Hannover
Elizabeth 44, Hannover
Tickla 7, Oliver 6, Nickols 2, all born IN
  1900 IN census, Clark County, Charlestown
KORTE, J Herman, Dec 1844, Germany, marr 29, emgr 1871
Elisabeth, Mar 1836, Germany, 4 of 4 ch living, emgr 1871
Ulrich 25, Nicholas 23, Josephine 19, all born IN
RESEARCHERS: Carol Baker who has this emigrant in her WorldConnect database
SOURCES:

Herman's month and year of birth were noted on the 1900 census. The same information and his father's name were found in the WCdb of Carol Baker. That information allowed an emigration index entry for Herman to be identified which supplied probable place of birth. Boerger parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Johan Herman. Information about death and children was from the WCdb.

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KORTE, Johan Wilhelm
BORN: Dec 22, 1845, Gr Stavern (parish in Soegel)
DIED: Apr 21, 1918, Florissant, St Louis County, MO; buried Sacred Heart Cemetery
PARENTS: Herman Bernard KORTE
Margaretha Catharina OLDIGES
EMIGRATION: by 1869
  emigration index, Osnabrueck - Bd Korte born Sep 18, 1848, son of Herman Bernard Korte and Catharine Margaretha Oldiges, emgr 1869 from Gr Stavern to St Louis with father and brother Johan Gerhard born Sep 17, 1850. A brother Johan Bernard 34 owned a farm in St Louis and brother Herman born 1843 and Johan Wilhelm born 1844 had emigrated without permission to America.
MARRIED: Anna Catharine HENKE born ca 1854, MO
marriage: Apr 13, 1875, Florissant, MO
CHILDREN: John Bernard KORTE born 1876, Florissant, MO
Bernard William KORTE born 1878
Joseph Herman KORTE born 1883
Anna Catharine KORTE born 1887, Florissant, MO
Margaret Catherine KORTE born 1888, Florissant, MO
Mary Elizabeth KORTE born 1890, Florissant, MO
NOTES: 1880 MO census, St Louis County, St Ferdinand Twp
KORTE, William, 33, farmer, Prussia
Katharine 27, MO
Barney 4, Wm 2 both born in MO
RESEARCHERS: Russell Gaj who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database.
SOURCES:

Johan Wilhelm's parents' names were on his marriage record at Sacred Heart. His date of birth was on his MO death certificate. Because his children were all born in Gr Stavern, the records of Soegel parish were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for him. Information about his children was from Russell Gaj's WCdb.

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KORTE, Joseph
BORN: Mar 31, 1821, Kamphaus (parish in Bokeloh)
PARENTS: Adam KORTE
Venenna Margaretha JANSEN
EMIGRATION: 1847
Osnabrueck emigration index - Joseph Korte, born 1821, Uebermeuhler nr. Meppen, emigrated in 1847 with his brother Bernh Heinr Korte, born 1824
MARRIED: Maria Gesina SCHMAKERS her entry
marriage: Aug 18, 1853, St. Louis, MO
SOURCES: Joseph's parents' names were kown from his marriage record at St. Joseph parish. He was found in the emigration at Osnabrueck as born just outside Meppen but his baptismal record was not found in that parish. Because Bokeloh parish was nearby, it too was checked and his baptism record was found there.

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KORTE, Margaret Elisabeth
BORN: Dec 2, 1839, Whem (parish in Werlte)
PARENTS: Bernard Heinrich KORTE (KOTTE)
Gesina EILERS
EMIGRATION: 1857 - arrived New Orleans Nov 16, 1857 on ship O'Thyen
Elisabeth KORTE 17 Germany to US, servant
Fredericka KORTE, 17, servant
MARRIED: Johan Herman GIERS
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
GEERS, John H 45, Hannover, milkman
Eliza 41, Hannover
Helena 14, Anna 11, Henry 8, Eliza 7, bernard 5, Ida 1, all born in MO
SOURCES: Elisabeth's parents' names and her age (25) were on her marriage record at Sts Peter and Paul parish. When her birth/baptism record was not found in Soegel or Holte, where here surname was known to occur, Werlte parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/baptism entry was found there for her.

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KORTE, Maria Catharine
BORN: Sep 14, 1835, Vinnen (parish in Holte)
DIED: Jun 24, 1910, buried Farming, Stearns County, MN
PARENTS: Bernard KORTE
Anna Maria SCHLE
EMIGRATION: by 1864
MARRIED: Gerhard LUECKEN
CHILDREN: Henry LUECKEN born 1860
Gerhart LUECKEN born 1862
Bernard LUECKEN born 1864, MN
Mary LUECKEN born 1866
John LUECKEN born 1867
George LUECKEN born 1869
Katherine LUECKEN born 1871
Herman LUECKEN born 1873
Angela LUECKEN born 1875
RESEARCHERS: Pam Drake, Ruth Gaytan, Robert LeFevre and Greg who have this emigrant in their WorldConnect databases
SOURCES:

Catharine's date of birth and parents' names were found in several WCdbs. Place of birth was noted in Greg's WCdb. Holte parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Maria Catharine two weeks earlier than the date in the WCdbs. Information about spouse, children and death was from the WCdbs.

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KORTE, Maria Theresa
BORN: Jul 6, 1823, baptized in Freren
PARENTS: Herman Heinrich KORTE
Maria Aleid HOLSTEN
EMIGRATION: 1845 - arrived New Orleans Feb 19, 1846 on the ship Rebecca
Marie Theresa KORTE, age 23, from Freren
Heinrich KUETER 28, from Freren, was on the same ship
MARRIED: Johan Heinrich KUETER his entry
marriage: Dec 8, 1846, St. Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Joseph KUETER, born 1854, IA
Theresa KUETER, born 1859, IA
Herman KUETER, born 1864, IA
NOTES: 1870 IA census, Jackson County, Tete des Mort
KUETER, Henry, 51?, farmer, Hannover
Theresa 45, Hannover
Joseph 16, Theresa 11, Herman 6, all born IA
SOURCES: This ID is not 100% certain because neither Maria Theresa's parents' names nor her age were on her marriage record at St Joseph parish. She is presumed to have been the passenger by the same name traveling to America on the same ship, the Rebecca, as her future husband. Based on the age and place of origin of that passenger, Freren parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/baptism entry found there for Maria Theresa.

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KOSSEN

KOSSEN, Maria Gesina
BORN: Mar 2, 1833, Boerger
PARENTS: Johan Heinrich KOSSEN
Elisabeth SCHMITZ
EMIGRATION: 1859 - arrived New Orleans Nov 5, 1859 on the ship Magdalena
Gesina COSSEN 26 Germany to MO
  emigration index, Osnabrueck - Gesina KOSSEN, no age, emigrated in 1859 from Neuboerger to St Louis
MARRIED: Johan WILKINS his entry
marriage: May 7, 1861, St. Louis, MO
NOTES: 1860 MO census, St Louis index, ward 7
KOSSEN, Gesina 24, Hannover
SOURCES:

Gesina's approximate year of birth was known from the 1860 census and her age on the passenger list of the ship Magdalena. Her parents' names were noted on her marriage record at St Vincent de Paul parish and her probable place of birth was known from an emigration index entry for her. Boerger parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for her.

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KOSSENJANS

KOSSENJANS, Anna Thecla
BORN: May 17, 1855, Boerger
PARENTS: Nicolas KOSSENJANS
Tabitha SANDKER
EMIGRATION: by 1876
MARRIED: Johan Heinrich SIEMER
marriage: Sep 14, 1876, St Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Herman SIEMER born 1877, IL
Catharine SIEMER born 1879, IL
NOTES: 1880 IL census, Calhoun County, Richwoods Twp
SEAMAR, Henry, 29, Hannover, laborer
Tiecker 24, Hannover
Herman 3, Cath 1, both born IL
RESEARCHERS: Dolores Rizzo (Imminggenealogy@aol.com) who supplied much of the information about this emigrant
SOURCES:

Thecla's age (20) and parents' names were noted on her marriage record at Sts Peter and Paul parish. Because her surname was known to have occurred in Boerger parish, that parish's records were were checked and a corresponding birth/baptism entry was found there for Anna Thecla. Her mother's surname was Stintken on the marriage record and Sandker on the baptismal record.

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KOSSENJANS, Anna Thecla
BORN: Dec 15, 1868, Boerger
PARENTS: Gerhard KOSSENJANS
Helena JANSEN
EMIGRATION: 1887 - arriving Baltimore Jul 28, 1887 on the ship America
MARRIED: (1) father of children obrn 1891 and 1894 (unless they were really Theike children by a previous marriage and not step-children as stated on the census)
(2) Herman/Henry THIEKE from Rhine
CHILDREN: Katherine THIEKE born 1891, IN, m. ALLEN
Marie THIEKE born 1894, IN
Herbert THIEKE born 1897, IN
NOTES: 1900 IN census, Allen County, Fort Wayne
THIEKE, Henry Aug 1868, Germany
Anna T Dec 1868, Germany, m. 11, 5/3, emgr 1894
Katherine 9, Mary 6, IN (step-children)
Hubert, 1899, IN
SOURCES:

Anna Thecla's date and place of birth, parents' names, information about emigration, second husband and children was all found in a book listing Germans living in Allen County, IN. Boerger parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/baptism entry was found for Anna Thecla one day earlier than the date in the book.

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KOSSENJANS, Gesina
BORN: Dec 24, 1850, Boerger
DIED: Aug 12, 1879, Calhoun County, IL, buried St Joseph Cemetery, Meppen
PARENTS: Nicolas KOSSENJANS
Thabita SANDKER
EMIGRATION: 1871 - arriving NY Sep 15, 1871 on the ship Bremen
KOSSENJANS, Gesine, 20, Germany to NY
MARRIED: Meinard SIEMER born 1844, IL
marriage: Apr 16, 1872, Meppen, Calhoun County, IL
CHILDREN: Herman Nicolas SIEMER born 1873, IL
John SIEMER born 1875, IL
Maria Gesina born 1877, IL
RESEARCHERS: Dolores Rizzo (Imminggenealogy@aol.com) who supplied much of the information about this emigrant
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Gesina's age (27) and parents' names were noted on her death record. Because her surname was known to have occurred in Boerger parish, that parish's records were were checked and a corresponding birth/baptism entry was found there for Gesina. Her mother's surname was Stintken on the death record and Sandker on the baptismal record. The marriage was at St Joseph parish.

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KOSSENJANS, Mathias
BORN: Mar 19, 1853, Boerger
DIED: in St. Louis, MO, buried Dec 23, 1901, age 48, Sts Peter and Paul Cemetery
PARENTS: Johan KOSSENJANS
Maria SCHMEES
EMIGRATION: 1870 - arrived Jul 9, 1870 on the ship Hermann
Math Kossenjans 15, Prussia to US
Osnabarueck emigration index - Mathias KOSSENJANS born Mar 19, 1853, Boerger, son of Joh K KOSSENJANS, koetter and Maria SCHMEES emigrated in May 1870. He had relatives in St Louis, an aunt SELLHOEVE born SCHMEES
MARRIED: Julia SPISINGER born ca 1856, MO, died 1930
marriage: Jan 11, 1876, St Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Emma KOSSENJANS born ca 1876, St Louis
Anna KOSSENJANS born ca 1878, St Louis
Ernst KOSSENJANS born ca 1880, St Louis
NOTES: 1880 MO census, St Louis
KOSSENJANS, Math, 26, born in Prussia, driver
Julie 24, born St Louis
Emma 4, Anna 2, Ernst 3 mo, all born St Louis
Simon HAAS 36, Alsace, Carpenter
  1900 MO census, St Louis
KOSSENJANS [indexed KORRINJANS], Mathias, Jul 1854, Germany, marr 24, emgr 1870
Julia, 42, MO
Ernst 19, John 14, both born MO
SOURCES: Mathias' parents' names and his age (24) were on his marriage record at Sts Peter and Paul parish. With that information an entry was identified for him in the Osnabrueck emigration index which gave his date and place of birth and parents' names. That information was then verified in Boerger parish records.

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KOTTE

KOTTE, Maria Adelheid
BORN: Aug 17, 1838, Messingen
DIED: Apr 4, 1881, Monona, Clayton County, IA; buried Sioux County, IA, St Anthony's Cemetery, Hospers
PARENTS: Johan Theodore KOTTE
Gesina MARS
EMIGRATION: by 1866
MARRIED: Johan Herman Laurenz LANGENHORST his entry
marriage: Nov 27, 1866, Lyon, Clinton County, IA
CHILDREN: Johan Felix LANGENHORST born 1867, IA
Anna Johevine LANGENHORST born 1868
Maria Louisa LANGENHORST born 1869
Anna Ida LANGENHORST born 1871
Maria Sophia LANGENHORST born 1872
Maria Clara LANGENHORST born 1876 Luana, Clayton County, IA
Johan Heinrich LANGENHORST born 1885
RESEARCHERS: Margaret Wheeler and Dave Halm who have this emigrant in their WorldConnect databases
SOURCES:

Maria Adelheid's date and place of birth were noted in two WCdbs. Messingen parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for her. Her parents' names as noted above were from that record. Mariage, children, death and burial information was from the two WCdbs.

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KOTTMANN

KOTTMANN, Johan Herman
BORN: Dec 2, 1838, Elbergen (parish in Emsbueren)
PARENTS: Gerhard Herman KOTTMANN
Anna Maria LAMBERS
EMIGRATION: 1852 to Cincinnati - arriving Oct 28, 1852 on ship Columbia
MARRIED: Mary born 1844, IN
CHILDREN: Anna born 1872, OH
Margaret born 1875, OH
NOTES: 1880 OH census, Hamilton County, Cincinnati
KOTTMAN, John 40, Hannover, shoemaker
Mary 36, IN
Anna 8, Marg 5, both born OH
listed nextdoor to step-father and half-siblings
LOCKHORN, John 66, Hannover, Shoemaker
Margret 37, Christina 33, George 31, all born Hannover
SOURCES:

Johan's year of birth was known from the 1880 census. That and his proximity to the Lockhorn family allowed an entry for him as Johan Herman Lockhorn geb Kottmann to be identified in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika which supplied exact birth date, place of birth, parents' names and emigration information.

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