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.. Emslanders to the American Mid-West
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Meeman/Maiman, Meer/Mehr, Mehrjan/Meerjan (see also Jansen), Meibers, Meierdirks see Meyerdirks, Meiersick, Meiners, Memering, Menke, Menniges, Mensen


MEEMAN, MAIMAN, MEHMAN

MAIMANN, Anna Carolina
BORN: May 15, 1850, Andervenne (parish in Freren)
DIED: Jun 1, 1898 Volo, Lake County, IL
PARENTS: Gerhardt Heinrich MAIMAN
Maria Catharina MAMPEL of Hollenstede, Germany
EMIGRATION: 1868 with mother and brother Herman
MARRIED: Hermann Engelbert HERBERS/ HERBES
marriage: Feb 14, 1871, Johnsburg, IL
CHILDREN: Anna HERBES born 1883, Johnsburg, McHenry County, IL
John Engelbert HERBES born 1878 Johnsburg, McHenry County, IL
RESEARCHERS: Susan Walsh Edgell who supplied some of the inforamtion about Caroline and
Joseph Finel who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database
SOURCES:

Information concerning Anna Carolina's date and place of birth and parents' names was received from Susan Walsh Edgell based on entries in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika. She also supplied information about Carolina's marriage and death. The children were noted in Joseph Finel's WCdb.

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MEMANN, Helena/Anna Adelheid
BORN: Jan 1, 1825, Langen (parish in Lengerich)
DIED: Jan 27, 1889, age 64, Germantown, Clinton County, IL
PARENTS: Johan Heinrich MEMANN
Anna Maria BUDDE
EMIGRATION: 1851
MARRIED: Johan Joseph RIPPERDA his entry
marriage: May 18, 1852, Germantown, Clinton County, IL
CHILDREN: Henry RIPPERDA born ca 1852-54, IL
Bernhard RIPPERDA born ca 1856, IL
Anna RIPPERDA born ca 1858, IL
Mary RIPPERDA born ca 1860, IL
Margaret RIPPERDA born ca 1863, IL
NOTES: 1870 IL census, Clinton County, p. 325
RIPENDERG, Joseph, 47, farmer from Hannover
Helena 46, HO, Henry 18 or 16, IL, Bernhard 14, Anna 12, Mary 10, Marg 5
SOURCES: Helena Adelheid's death record at St. Boniface parish included her parents' names and her place of birth but not her husband's first name. Her parents were also named on her marriage record at St Boniface parish. A corresponding entry was found for Helena Adelheid in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika which confirmed her birth information and parents' names. Her children's information was taken from the 1870 census.

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MEEMAN, Herman Heinrich
BORN: Jan 22, 1809, baptized in Lengerich
He had a twin sister Maria Anna who died at birth (obit was written next to her name on her baptismal entry.)
PARENTS: Bernard Heinrich MEEMAN
Maria Elisabeth BERTELS
EMIGRATION: probably in1842
MARRIED: (1) Anna Angela BERGER died 1849, St. Louis, MO her entry
(2) Anna Maria Catharine DICKMAN died 1862, St. Louis, MO
marriage: Nov 22, 1849, St. Louis, MO
(3) Maria Gesina SCHNEIDER
marriage: Dec 29, 1864, St. Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Maria Elisabeth MOHMAN born 1851, St. Louis, MO; died 1852
Franz Heinrich MEHMAN born 1853, St. Louis, MO
Maria Carolina MEEMAN born 1855, St. Louis, MO
Johan Heinrich Joseph MEEMAN born 1857, St. Louis, MO
Maria Elis MEEMAN born ca 1859, St. Louis, MO, died 1860 age 9 mo
Anna Marg MEEMAN born ca 1869, St. Louis, MO, died 1870 age 13 mo
NOTES: 1860 MO census, St. Louis, ward 9 p.551 & 552
Henry MEEMAN 52, Mary 40, John 12, Frances 7, Caroline 5, John 2
SOURCES: H Heinrich's parents' names were known from his second marriage record and his year of birth from a census entry. Walter Tenfelde in his book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika had a corresponding listing for a Herm Heinr MEMANN born 1808 in Handrup (parish Lengerich) but without more specific information except to say that he emigrated in 1842. Herman Heinrich's baptism entry was found in the Lengerich parish records. His wife A Ang Berger died in 1849 and he remarried the same year in St. Joseph parish. His children born 1851-57 were baptized at St. Joseph. His third marriage was also at St. Joseph.

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MAIMAN, Herman Heinrich
BORN: Aug 18, 1853 Andervenne (parish in Freren)
DIED: Sep 30, 1928, Watertown, Codington County, SD
PARENTS: Gerhardt Heinrich MAIMAN
Maria Catharina MAMPEL of Hollenstede, Germany
EMIGRATION: 1868 with mother and sister Carolina
MARRIED: (1) Susanne COLLET
marriage: Nov 25, 1879, Fremont Centre, Lake Co, IL
(2) Mary JANKORD
marriage: Jan 29, 1889, Chickasaw County, IA
CHILDREN: Clara MAIMAN born 1890, IA
Anna K MAIMAN born 1892, IA
Agnes MAIMAN born 1894, IA
Frances MAIMAN born 1897, IA
Violetta MAIMAN born 1899-1900, IA
Herbert MAIMAN born 1903, SD, IA
NOTES: 1900 IA census, Howard County, Howard
MAIMAN, Herman, Aug 1842, Germany
Marg G 31, IA
son (Mathius?), 15, IL
Clara 10, Anna K 8, Agnes 6, Frances 3, Viola, all born IA
  1920 SD census, Codington County, Watertown
MAIMAN, Herman H, 65, Germany
Mary G 52, IA
Agnes 26, Frances 24, Violetta 20, all born IA
Herbert 17, SD
RESEARCHERS: Susan Walsh Edgell who supplied some of the inforamtion about Caroline and
ADB who has this emigrant in his/her WorldConnect database
SOURCES:

Information concerning Herman's date and place of birth and parents' names was received from Susan Walsh Edgell based on entries in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika. She also supplied information about Herman's marriages and his death. The date of the second marriage was from ADB's WCdb.

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MEHMAN, Johan Heinrich
BORN: Oct 15, 1805, baptized in Lengerich
PARENTS: Bernard Heinrich MEEMAN
Anna Elisabeth BERTELS
EMIGRATION: 1846 with wife Anna Marg VOKS
They emigrated from Andervenne so were probably living there at that time.
MARRIED: (1) Anna Margaretha VOKS/FOX her entry
marriage: Nov 18, 1834 in Freren
(2) Catharine Elizabeth LIERMANN (LINSMAN, LIESMAN, LUERSMAN)
marriage: Jul 14, 1847, St. Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Herm Heinr MEHMAN born 1838; died May 1847, St. Louis, MO age 9
Anna Angela MEHMANN born 1849 St. Louis, MO; died 1853
Johan Heinrich MEHMANN born 1851, St. Louis, MO
Johan Heinrich MEHMANN born 1854, St. Louis, MO
SOURCES: Johan Heinrich's first wife's name and his parents' names were on his marriage record in 1847 at St. Joseph parish. With that information an entry was found for him in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika which gave his parents' names, year of emigration, marital information. The entry listed his approximate year of birth as 1807 and said that he emigrated from Andervenne, Freren. A baptismal record for him was not found in Freren parish records but in the neighboring parish of Lengerich there was one for Johan Heinrich MEEMAN with the above listed parents. The entry was two years earlier than the Tenfelde date, which was probably was based on an emigration record, but it was the closest match. Records for the children were from St. Joseph parish.

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MAIMAN, (Johan) Heinrich
BORN: Oct 25, 1840, Andervenne (parish in Freren)
DIED: 1921, Waukegan, Lake Co., IL
PARENTS: Gerhardt Heinrich MAIMAN
Maria Catharina MAMPEL
EMIGRATION: 1865
MARRIED: Mary A GIESELER
marriage: 1872, Wauconda, Lake Co, IL
CHILDREN: Herman MAIMAN born 1880, IL
Henry MAIMAN born 1881, IL
Leo MAIMAN born 1885, IL
Mary MAIMAN born 1893, IL
NOTES: 1900 IL census, Lake County, Wauconde Twp
MAIMAN/MARMAN, Henry Oct 1840, Germany, marr 28 yrs, emgr 1865
Mary 43, IL
Herman 20, Henry 19, Leo? 15, Mary? 7, all born IL
RESEARCHERS: Susan Walsh Edgell
SOURCES:

Heinrich's date and place of birth were supplied by Susana Walsh Edgell. That information was then verified in Freren parish records. Susan also supplied information about wife, emigration and death.

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MEER, MEHR

MEER, Bernard Albert
BORN: Oct 1, 1855, Elbergen (parish in Emsbueren)
DIED: Dec 29, 1944, Ray Twp, Franklin County, IN; buried Holy Family Cemetery, Oldenburg
PARENTS: Herman Heinrich MEER
Euphemia Margaretha WESSELING
EMIGRATION: 1858
MARRIED: Julia DIRKES
marriage: Oct 22, 1882 in USA
CHILDREN: Anna MEER
Henry L MEER born 1886, IN
Joseph MEER born 1887, IN
Elisabeth MEER born 1889, IN
Margaret Anna MEER born 1891, IN
Rosa MEER born 1894, IN
Frank MEER born 1896, IN
Theodore MEER born 1899, IN
Francis MEER born 1902, IN
NOTES: 1880 IN census, Franklin County, Ray twp
MEHR, Ben, Sep 1855, Germany, marr 17 yrs, emgr 1859
Julian, wife, 36, IN
Henry 13, Lizzie 10, Maggie 9, Rosa 6, Frank 4, Theod 1, all born IN
MEHR, Maggie, mother, Nov 1812, Germany, wid, no emgr info
RESEARCHERS: George Young, Aidan Feldman and Linda Allen who have this emigrant in their WorldConnect databases
SOURCES:

Bernard Albert's date and place of birth and parents' names were noted in several WCdbs. That information was then verified in the online Emsbueren Ortsfamilienbuch which included year of emigration. Information about the children was from the WCdbs.

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MEER, Bernard Heinrich
BORN: Apr 1, 1847, Elbergen (parish in Emsbueren)
DIED: Mar 4, 1902, Shelbyville, Shelby County, IN; buried St Joseph's Cemetery
PARENTS: Herman Heinrich MEER
Euphemia Margaretha WESSELING
EMIGRATION: 1858
MARRIED: Rebecca Jane NEWTON
marriage: Nov 17, 1868, St Vincent, Shelby County, IN, St Joseph's parish
CHILDREN: John Henry 1869, IN
Wm Thomas 1871, IN
Anna Euphemia MEER born 1872, IN
Charles Edward 1874
Nora Bertha 1876
Clarence Otto 1880
Arthur Francis MEER born 1882, IN
FredrLawrence MEER born 1884, IN
Mary Agnes MEER born 1886, IN
Rose Elis MEER born 1889, IN
Aldrich Roy MEER born 1892, IN
NOTES: A bio-sketch from Hendricks' History of Shelby County, IN, 1887, is included in the WorldConnect database of Darlynn
  1900 IN census, Shelby County, Adelison twp, Shelbyville
MEER, Henry, Apr 1847, Germany, marr 32 yrs, emgr 1858
Rebecca 51, IN
Anna 27, Arthur 18, Fredr 16, Mary A 14, Rose E 10, aldrich 7, all born IN
RESEARCHERS: Ann Rother, Aidan Feldman, George Young and Darlynn who have this emigrant in their WorldConnect databases
SOURCES:

Bernard Heinrich's date and place of birth and parents' names were noted in several WCdbs. That information was then verified in the online Emsbueren Ortsfamilienbuch. Information about wife, children and death was from the WCdbs and 1900 census.

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MEER, Bernard Lucas
BORN: Feb 26, 1849, Elbergen (parish in Emsbueren)
DIED: Apr 28, 1941
PARENTS: Herman Heinrich MEER
Euphemia Margaretha WESSELING
EMIGRATION: 1860
MARRIED: Agnes HELLMAN
marriage: Oct 26, 1875, Oldenburg, Franklin County, IN, Holy Family Catholic Church
CHILDREN: Herman Henry MEER
Maria Margaret MEER
George MEER born 1882
John Bernard 1884
Joseph Henry 1887
John Henry 1892
NOTES: 1900 IN census, Franklin County, Salt Creek Twp
MEAR, Louis, Mar 1849, IN [place wrong]
Agnes 45, IN
Bennie 15, Joseph 13, Joh 7, all born IN
  1910 IN census, Franklin County, Salt Creek Twp
MEYER, Louis, 61, IN [place wrong]
Agnes, 55, OH
Benjamon 25, Joseph 23, John 11, all born IN
  1920 IN census, Franklin County, Salt Creek twp
MEER, Louis, 71, Germany, emgr 1860
Agnes 65, OH
Ben 35, IN
  1930 IN census, Shelby County, Shelby twp
MEER, John 37, IN, and family
Louis, father, 85, Germany, wid, emgr 1880
RESOURCES: George Young and Aidan Feldman who have this emigrant in their WorldConnect databases
SOURCES:

Bernard Lucas' date and place of birth and parents' names were noted in a couple of WCdbs. That information was then verified in the online Emsbueren Ortsfamilienbuch. Information about wife, children and death was from the WCdbs.

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MEER, Johan Bernard
BORN: Oct 29, 1829, Helte (parish in Bokeloh)
PARENTS: Gerhard MEER
Catharine PETERS
EMIGRATION: by 1858
MARRIED: Emelia GRAEFE (GREVE, GRIEVE)
marriage: Aug 5, 1858, St. Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Johan Herman MEER born 1868, St. Louis, MO
Franz Heinrich MEER, born 1870, St. Louis, MO
NOTES: 1836 census Helte/Komphous , Bokeloh
Gerhard Herman MEHR 45
Catharine PETERS 35
Catharine 14, Margaretha 9, Johan Bernhard 6 Anna Maria 3, Johan Frz 1/4, and Bernhard PETERS, father, 73.
SOURCES: Johan Bernard's parents' names were on his marriage record at St Joseph parish. His approximate date and probable place of birth were known from the 1836 census of Helte. Bokeloh parish records were checked and a corresponding baptismal entry was found there for him. The children born in 1868 and 1870 were baptized at St. Nicolas parish.

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MEER, Maria Angela
BORN: Nov 4, 1824, Helte (parish in Bokeloh)
DIED: Aug 2, 1870, Clinton County, IL, buried St Boniface Cemetery, Germantown
PARENTS: Gerhard Heirich MEER
Catharine PETERS
EMIGRATION: 1851 - arrived New Orleans Nov 21, 1851 on the ship Edmund
Bernd DUST 21 farmer from Hannover to St. Louis
Bernd DUST 50, Anne 54
Maria 19, Adolphine 17
Maria Engel 25, Marianne 2/4
MARRIED: Bernard Heinrich DUST his entry
marriage: Dec 9, 1851, Germantown, Clinton County, IL
CHILDREN: Maria Anna DUST born ca 1850, IL
Herman DUST born 1858, IL
Henry DUST born 1860, IL
NOTES: 1860 IL census, Clinton County
DURST, H B 59, farmer, Germany
Anna 64, Germany
Henry 30, Ann 35 [his wife], Germany
Mary 10, Herman 1, both born in IL
  1870 IL census, Clinton County
DUST, Mary, 43, from Hannover
Anna 20, IL, Herman 12, Henry 10
SOURCES:

Maria Angela's approximate year of birth was known from her age on censuses and the passenger list of the ship Edmund. Her parents were named on her marriage record at St Boniface parish and were known to have lived in Bokeloh parish so that parish's records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Maria Angela.

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MEER, Maria Elisabeth
BORN: Oct 1, 1855, Elbergen (parish in Emsbueren)
DIED: Feb 13, 1946, Bellaire, Harris County, TX; buried Garden of Gethsemani Cemetery, Houston, TX
PARENTS: Herman Heinrich MEER
Euphemia Margaretha WESSELING
EMIGRATION: 1860
MARRIED: (1) Franz Heinrich HOLTMEYER born 1846, Oldenburg
marriage: Apr 27, 1875 Oldenburg, Franklin County, IN, Holy Family Catholic Church
(2) Christopher SCHERER born in Bavaria, a widower with several children
marriage: Apr 24, 1895, Oldenburg, Franklin County, IN, Holy Family Catholic Church
CHILDREN: Bernard Heinrich HOLTMEYER born ca 1877
George Edward HOLTMEYER born 1881, IN
Wm Henry HOLTMEYER born 1890, IN
NOTES: 1880 IN census, Fayette County, Connersville
HOLTMEYER, Frank, 32, Germany
Mary 24, Germany
  1900 IN census, Ripley County, Laughery
SCHERER, Christian, Jul 1849, Germany, emgr 1885
Lizzy, 46, Germany, 6 of 6 ch living, emgr 1860
Adam 24, John 15, Gertie 12, Katie 12, all born IN
HOLTMEYER, Wm, stepson, 9, IN
RESEARCHERS: George Young, Aidan Feldman and Thomas F Cole who have this emigrant in their WorldConnect databases
SOURCES:

Maria Elisabeth's date and place of birth and parents' names were noted several WCdbs. That information was then verified in the online Emsbueren Ortsfamilienbuch. Information about wife, children and death was from the WCdbs.

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MEHRJAN

MEHRJAN, Johan Heinrich
BORN: May 12, 1822, Lahn (parish in Werlte)
PARENTS: Abel MEHRJAN
Tecla NIEHUIS
EMIGRATION: by 1853
MARRIED: Maria Catharine DIERKES her entry
marriage: May 31, 1853, St. Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Elisabeth MEHRJAN born 1858, IA
Mary MEHRJAN born 1859, IA
NOTES: 1850 MO census, St Louis
TOENIES, John H 30, laborer, Germany
Mary 22, Germany
Theo 2, MO
MEERJANS, John G 25, Germany
J H 27
  1860 IA cesnsu, Scott County, Davenport
MIRGANS, Henry, plasterer, 36, Hannover
Catherine 34, Hannover
Elizabeth 2, Mary 6/12, both born IA
SOURCES:

Johan'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 censuses. The birth/bapt record of a sibling had been found in Werlte parish so that parish's records were checked again and a corresponding entry found there for Johan Heinrich.

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MEIBERS, MEYBERS

MEIBERS (MEYBERS), Elisabeth
BORN: Apr 13, 1830, Esterwegen (parish in Lorup)
DIED: 1864, Decatur, Adams County, IN
PARENTS: Johan MEYBERS
Christina BRAKE
EMIGRATION: 1845 - arrived NY Jun 21, 1845 on the ship France
MEIBERS, John 44
Christina 46, Nicolaus 20, Maria 12, Bernhard 9, Gesina 5, Elizabeth no age
MARRIED: Johan MILLER born 1815 in Sarlouis, Prussia
marriage: Sep 5, 1850, Adams County, IN
CHILDREN: Margaret MILLER born 1851, IN
John B MILLER born 1854, IN
Peter MILLER born 1857, IN
Christena R MILLER born 1860, IN
Nicholas Francis MILLER born 1862, IN
NOTES: 1850 IN census, Adams County, Washington Twp
MEIBERS, John 57, Germany
Christina 52, Germany
Nicholas 22, Elizabeth 19, Mary 17, Bernard 14, Germany
BRAKE Conrad 19, Germany
MABER, Rossanah 9, Germany
RESEARCHERS: Mel Morris who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database
SOURCES:

Elisabeth's approximate year of birth and parents' names were found in Mel Morris' WCdb. Her probable place of birth was known from brothers whose obits gave their place of origin. Lorup parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Elisabeth. Information regarding her husband, children and death was from the WCdb.

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MEIBERS (MEYBERS), Gesina/Rosina
BORN: Jan 20, 1840, Esterwegen (parish in Lorup)
DIED: Apr 4, 1853, Decatur, IN, probably buried in the Old Catholic Cemetery
PARENTS: Johan MEYBERS
Christina BRAKE
EMIGRATION: 1845 - arrived NY Jun 21, 1845 on the ship France
MEIBERS, John 44
Christina 46, Nicolaus 20, Maria 12, Bernhard 9, Gesina 5, Elizabeth no age
MARRIED: never married - died at age 13
NOTES: 1850 IN census, Adams County, Washington Twp
MEIBERS, John 57, Germany
Christina 52, Germany
Nicholas 22, Elizabeth 19, Mary 17, Bernard 14, Germany
BRAKE Conrad 19, Germany
MABER, Rossanah 9, Germany
RESEARCHERS: Mel Morris who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database
SOURCES:

Gesina's date of birth and parents' names were found in Mel Morris' WCdb. Her probable place of birth was known from brothers whose obits gave their place of origin. Lorup parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Gesina. Information about her death was from the WCdb.

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MEIBERS (MEYBERS), Johan
BORN: Mar 31, 1801, Esterwegen (parish in Lorup) - verified but first name on record illegible
DIED: Jul 26, 1864, Decatur, Adams County, IN
PARENTS: Johan MEIBERS
Elisabeth JANSEN
EMIGRATION: 1845 - arrived NY Jun 21, 1845 on ship France
MEIBERS, John 44, Christina 46, Nicolaus 20, Maria 12, Bernhard 9, Gesina 5, Elizabeth no age
MARRIED: Christina BRAKE her entry
CHILDREN: Johan W MEYBERS born 1822, Esterwegen
Nicholas MEYBERS born 1824, Esterwegen
Elizabeth MEYBERS born 1830, Esterwegen
Maria MEYBERS born 1833, Esterwegen
Johan Bernard MEYBERS born 1835 Esterwegen
Gesina MEYBERS born 1840, Esterwegen
NOTES: 1850 IN census, Adams County, Washington
MEIBERS, John 51, Germany
Christina 52, Germany
Nicholas 22, Elizabeth 19, Mary 17, Bernard 14, all born Germany
BRAKE, Conrad 19, Germany
MABERS, Rossana K 9, Germany
RESEARCHERS: Mel Morris who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect databases
SOURCES:

Johan's date and place (Hemlingen = Huemmling) were found in Mel Morris' WCdb. Because some of his wife's siblings were known to have been born in Esterwegen, Lorup, that parish's records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Johan one day after the WCdb date. His parents as noted above were taken from that record. All other information was taken from the WCdb.

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MEIBERS (MEYBERS), Johan
BORN: Jan 7, 1822, Esterwegen (parish in Lorup)
DIED: Apr 9, 1900, Decatur, Adams County, IN, buried St Joseph Cemetery
PARENTS: Johan MEYBERS
Christina BRAKE
EMIGRATION: 1839 - arrived Philadelphia Jul 20, 1839 on barque Johann George
HEYBERS [MEYBERS] John 17 from Esterwege
  1839 to Philidelphia for 2 weeks
Then to Minster, Ohio, then to St Mary's OH, then Salina OH
1841 arrived in Adams County and farmed until 1845
1847 to Cincinnati
1849 to Decatur
MARRIED: (1) Catharine HIDEMAN died in 1856
marriage: Feb 1843, Fort Wayne, Allen County, IN, at the Cathedral
(2) Margaret SMITH

marriage: Feb 17, 1859, Decatur, Adams County, IN, St Mary's parish
CHILDREN: Mary Catharine MEIBERS born 1860, IN
Anna M MEIBERS born 1862, IN
John William MEIBERS born 1863, IN
Ferona E MEIBERS born 1864, IN
Charles M MEIBERS born 1866, IN
Anna Mary MEIBERS born 1868, IN
Rose M MEIBERS born 1871, IN
George L MEIBERS born 1872, IN
Clara MEIBERS born 1873, IN
Michael Conrad MEIBERS born 1875, IN
Leo R MEIBERS born 1878, IN
NOTES: Mel Morris' WorldConnect db entry for Johan has a long obit and other biographical information
RESEARCHERS: Mel Morris who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database
SOURCES:

Johan's date and place of birth and parents' names were found in Mel Morris' WCdb (for Johan Wilhelm.) Lorup parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Johan one day later than the WCdb date.

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MEIBERS (MEYBERS), Johan Bernard
BORN: Nov 10, 1835, Esterwegen (parish in Lorup)
DIED: Aug 6, 1914, Decatur, IN, buried St Joseph Cemetery
PARENTS: Johan MEYBERS
Christina BRAKE
EMIGRATION: 1845 - arrived NY Jun 21, 1845 on the ship France
MEIBERS, John 44
Christina 46, Nicolaus 20, Maria 12, Bernhard 9, Gesina 5, Elizabeth no age
MARRIED: Distena Mary K KURBER
marriage: Feb 12, 1861, Adams County, IN
CHILDREN: Isadore MEIBERS born 1866
Margaret MEIBERS born 1867
Matilda M MEIBERS born 1870, IN
Mary L S MEIBERS born 1872
Charles O MEIBERS born 1875, IN
Eulalia MEIBERS born 1876, IN
Maria A MEIBERS born 1883
Titus L MEIBERS
NOTES: Lengthy biographical information can be found for Bernard in Mel Morris' WorldConnect db.
  1850 IN census, Adams County, Washington Twp
MEIBERS, John 57, Germany
Christina 52, Germany
Nicholas 22, Elizabeth 19, Mary 17, Bernard 14, Germany
BRAKE Conrad 19, Germany
MABER, Rossanah 9, Germany
RESEARCHERS: Mel Morris who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database
SOURCES:

Bernard's birthdate and parents' names were noted in Mel Morris' WCdb. His probable place of birth was known from brothers whose obits gave their place of origin. Lorup parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Bernard three years and one day earlier than the WCdb date.

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MEIBERS (MEYBERS), Maria
BORN: Jan 8, 1833, Esterwegen (parish in Lorup)
PARENTS: Johan MEYBERS
Christina BRAKE
EMIGRATION: 1845 - arrived NY Jun 21, 1845 on the ship France
MEIBERS, John 44
Christina 46, Nicolaus 20, Maria 12, Bernhard 9, Gesina 5, Elizabeth no age
MARRIED: George Smith born 1827, Prussia
marriage: Jul 15, 1854, Adams County, IN
CHILDREN: John Louis SMITH born 1865, IN
Michael SMITH born 1866
Mary Christine SMITH born 1870
Lewis SMITH born 1871
NOTES: 1850 IN census, Adams County, Washington Twp
MEIBERS, John 57, Germany
Christina 52, Germany
Nicholas 22, Elizabeth 19, Mary 17, Bernard 14, Germany
BRAKE Conrad 19, Germany
MABER, Rossanah 9, Germany
RESEARCHERS: Mel Morris who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database
SOURCES:

Maria's month and year of birth and parents' names were found in Mel Morris' WCdb (for Maria E.) Her probable place of birth was known from brothers whose obits gave their place of origin. Lorup parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Maria. Information about her husband, children and death was from the WCdb.

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MEIBERS (MEYBERS), Nicolaus
BORN: Jul 16, 1824, Esterwegen (parish in Lorup)
DIED: Jan 31, 1909, Decatur, IN, buried St Joseph Cemetery
PARENTS: Johan MEYBERS
Christina BRAKE
EMIGRATION: 1845 - arrived NY Jun 21, 1845 on the ship France
MEIBERS, John 44
Christina 46, Nicolaus 20, Maria 12, Bernhard 9, Gesina 5, Elizabeth no age
MARRIED: Mary Elizabeth HEIDEMAN born 1824, Baden
marriage: May 20, 1856, Adams County, IN
CHILDREN: John Bernard MEIBERS born 1857, IN
Mary Christine MEIBERS born 1859, IN
Margaret MEIBERS born 1861, IN
Frank MEIBERS born 1868, IN
NOTES: Mel Morris' WorldConnect db entry for Johan has a long obit and other biographical information
  1850 IN census, Adams County, Washington Twp
MEIBERS, John 57, Germany
Christina 52, Germany
Nicholas 22, Elizabeth 19, Mary 17, Bernard 14, Germany
BRAKE Conrad 19, Germany
MABER, Rossanah 9, Germany
RESEARCHERS: Mel Morris who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database
SOURCES:

Nicolaus' date and place of birth and parents' names were found in Mel Morris' WCdb. His probable place of birth was known from brothers whose obits gave their place of origin. Lorup parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Nicolaus.

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MEIERSICK

MEIERSICK, Gerhard Bernard
BORN: May 12, 1838, Langen (parish in Lengerich)
PARENTS: Benedict MEYERSIEK
Helena ALBERS
EMIGRATION: 1865 - arrived NY Nov 2, 1865 on the ship Columbus
Bernhard MEYERSICK 28, from Hannover to St. Louis
MARRIED: (1) Anna Maria Elisabeth BEELMANN her entry
marriage Jan 27, 1874, St Louis MO
(2) Anna Maria THYEN her entry
marriage: Sep 19, 1882, Fayetteville, St Clair County, IL, St Pancriatus parish
CHILDREN: Maria Elisabeth MEIERSICK born 1875, IL
Maria MEIERSICK b. 1877, d. 1932, Pike County, MO, marr. PURK
Bernhard MEIERSICK born 1879, IL
  Margaret MEYERSICK born 1886, IL
Rose MEYERSICK born1896, IL
Anthony H MEYERSICK born1898, IL
Amanda MEYERSICK born1901, IL
Bernard MEYERSICK born1904, IL
NOTES: 1880 IL census, St Clair County, tw 2, rg 7
MEIERSICK, Bernhard 42, Hannover, farmer
Elisabeth 24, Hannover, wife
Elisabeth 5, Mary 3, Bernhard 1, all born IL
BELLMANN, Henry 17, brother-L, Hannover
for widow and younger children
1920 IL census, St Clair County, Belleville
MEYERSICK, Anna 55, Hannover, wid, no year of emgr noted
Marg 34, Rose 24, Anthony H 22, Amanda M 19, Bd 16, all born IL
RESEARCHERS: Russell Gaj who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database
SOURCES:

Gerhard Bernard's date and place of birth and parents' names were found in Dr. Heinz Marxkors' book Emigrants from the area of the former County of Meppen. . . Hannover, emigrated to St. Libory, St. Clair County, IL on his first wife's entry (although the information for his wife who was incorrectly identified as someone with the same name born 10 years too early.)

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MEINERS

MEINERS, Anna Margaretha (Maria)
BORN: Oct 29, 1809, Hueven (parish in Werlte)
DIED: between the 1850census and 1852 when her widowed husband remarried in St Louis
PARENTS: Johan Wilhelm MEINERS
Adelheid ABELN
EMIGRATION: 1839 - arrived New Orleans Jan 28, 1839 on the ship Julian
ABEN, John 28, Anna Mary 28, Adl 1 from Hueven
MARRIED: Johan ABELN his entry
marriage: Feb 17, 1835, Werlte
CHILDREN: Anna Adelheid born 1837, Hueven
NOTES: 1850 MO census, St Louis
ABEL, John 40, Germany
Mary 41, Germany
Anna 14, Germany
girl baby ½, MO
SOURCES:

Anna Maria's approximate year of birth was known from the 1850 census and the passenger list of the ship Julian which also noted her probable place of birth. Werlte parish records were checked first for a marriage record which supplied parents' names and then for a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found in the same parish for Anna Margaretha.

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MEINERS, Catharine Margaretha
BORN: Feb 11, 1831, Neuboerger (parish in Boerger)
DIED: Jan 18, 1905, Greene County, IL; buried St John Cemetery, Carrollton
PARENTS: Meinard MEINERS
Anna JANSEN
EMIGRATION: 1859 - probably arriving New Orleans Nov 5, 1859 on ship Magdalena
MEINERS, Marg 26, Germany to MO
  Emigration index, Osnabrueck: Margaretha Meyners, age 14+, emigrated from Neuboerger 1859 to Cinn
MARRIED: Johan Gerhard PRANGER his entry
marrige: Aug 28, 1860, St. Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Henry Jos MEINERS, b. 1862, MN, m. BREER, BREER, & PLUESTER
John MEINERS born 1865
Helen Catherine MEINERS born 1867, married William GEERS
Anna Maria MEINERS born 1869, married Bernard LUBBERS
Gerhard B MEINERS born 1872, married Margaret RAWE
Bernard A MEINERS born 1873, married Elizabeth DIERKES
Herman MEINERS born 1877
NOTES: 1880 IL census, Greene County
PRONGER, John G 48, Prussia, farmer
Margareth 50, Prussia
Henry 18, MN
Johney 15, Kate 13, Mary 10, George 8, Benj 6, Harvey 3, all born in IL
  1900 IL census, Greene County
PRONGER, John G, Sep 1833, Germany, marr 40 yrs, emgr 1858
Margaret Feb 1831, Germany, 5 of 7 ch living, emgr 1859
Herman 22, IL
LUBBERS, Margaret G-Dtr, 6, MO
RESEARCHERS: Dolores Rizzo (Imminggenealogy@aol.com) who supplied much of the information about this
SOURCES:

Margaret's date of birth was noted on her death record or tombstone. Her year of emigration was found on the 1900 census which led to an emigration index entry for someone be her name from Boerger. That parish's records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Catharine Margaretha. Her parents as noted above were taken from that record. Margaret's marriage was at Sts Peter and Paul parish.

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MEINERS, Helena
BORN: Nov 19, 1842, Hueven (parish in Werlte)
DIED: in St Louis, MO; buried Feb 16, 1920 in Sts Peter & Paul Cemetery
PARENTS: Joseph MEINERS
Maria Anna SCHLANGEN (SCHLANKER)
EMIGRATION: by 1866
MARRIED: Christian (Johan) WESTERMAN his entry
marriage: Apr 24, 1866, St. Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Mary Elisabeth WESTERMANN born 1867 in St. Louis.
William Gerhard WESTERMANN born 1870 in St. Louis
Anna Maria WESTERMANN born 1872 in St. Louis.
John Joseph WESTERMANN born 1874 in St. Louis; died 1919 in St. Louis.
Mary Helena WESTERMANN born 1876 in St. Louis.
Rosa WESTERMANN born 1879 in St. Louis.
Mary Frances WESTERMANN born 1881 in St. Louis.
Mary Cecilia WESTERMANN born 1882 in St. Louis.
Joseph Herman WESTERMANN born 1884 in St. Louis.
Frank Bernard WESTERMANN born 1885 in St. Louis.
Anna Maria WESTERMANN born 1888 in St. Louis.
NOTES: 1860 MO census, St. Louis
Anton WESTERMAN 54, Hannover, milk dealer
Mary 56, Christ (m) 19, Bd 14, all born Hannover
  1870 MO census, St Louis
WESTERMAN, John 28, Hannover, milkman
Helena 27, Hannover
Lizzie 3, Gerhard 3/12 both born MO
Bernard 24, Hannover
RESEARCHERS: Bob Behnen who supplied much of the information about this emigrant
SOURCES:

Helena's parents' names and age (23) were on her marriage record at Sts Peter and Paul parish. Because her father was known to have died in Werlte parish, that parish's birth/bapt records were checked and a corresponding entry was found there for Helena. The children's information was from Sts Peter and Paul baptismal records.

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MEINERS, Herman (Engelbert)
BORN: Jun 11, 1824, Teglingen (parish in Meppen)
PARENTS: Johan Heinrich MEINERS
Helena ROBBEN
EMIGRATION: by 1848
MARRIED: Sophia KUCHENBUCH
marrriage: Aug 12, 1858, St. Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Aloysius born 1872; died Aug 1873, age 1, St. Jos
Maria Franceska born 1874; died Jul 1875, age 10 mo, St. Jos
SOURCES: Herman's parents' names were known from his marriage record at St. Joseph. Teglingen was known to be his place of origin because his sister's baptismal record had been found there. His age was taken from an entry for him as a farmhand on an 1839 census for Teglingen and a corresponding baptismal entry was found for him in the Meppen parish records. Information on the children was taken from St. Joseph's parish index of deaths.

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MEINERS, Johan
BORN: Sep 22, 1848, Bockhorst (parish in Esterwegen)
DIED: Jul 25, 1919, Covington, Kenton County, KY; buried Mother of God Cemetery
PARENTS: William Heinrich MEINERS
Margaret HANNEKEN
EMIGRATION: 1871
MARRIED: Gesina HEINZEN 1856-1932, daughter of Henry HEINZEN and Gesina ORTMAN
CHILDREN: Henry MEINERS born 1880, KS
Mary MEINERS born 1882, KS
Annie MEINERS born 1885, KY
Cecelia MEINERS born 1898, KY
NOTES: 1900 KY census, Kenton County, Covington
MINERS, John, Sep 1847, Germany, marr 17 yrs, emgr 1871
Gesina, Jul 1857, Germany, 4 of 8 ch living, emgr 1882
Henry 20, Mary 18, born KS
Annie 15, Cecelia 2, born KY
listed nextdoor ot Nicholas MINERS born 1867, Germany and his family
SOURCES:

Johan's date of birth and parents' names were on his KY death certificate. In 1900 he was living nextdoor to Nicholas Meiners who was thought to be from Esterwegen. That parish's records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Johan.

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MEINERS, Maria Adelaid
BORN: Oct 6, 1820 Teglingen (parish in Meppen)
PARENTS: Johan Heinrich MEINERS
Helena ROBBEN
EMIGRATION: 1846
lived for a while in St. Louis then moved to Fort Madison, IA
MARRIED: Johan Bernard LAKE his entry
marrriage: Aug 10, 1847, St. Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Herman Heinrich LACKE born 1848, St. Louis, MO
Maria Helena LAKE born 1852, St. Louis, MO
Bernhard Johan LAKE born 1855, St. Louis, MO
SOURCES: Maria Adelheid's parents' names were known from her marriage record at St. Joseph parish. Her place of origin was known from an entry for her, no age, in the emigration index in Osnabrueck which gave her year of emigration as 1846. Her age was known from an entry for her on an 1839 census for Teglingen. A corresponding baptismal entry was found for her in the Meppen parish records. Information on the children came from their baptismal records at St. Joseph.

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MEINERS, Maria Gesina
BORN: Jan 20, 1825, Hüven (Parish of Werlte)
DIED: Dec 11, 1911, St. Louis, MO
PARENTS: Johann Wilhelm MEINERS
Phenenna Adelheit SANDMANN
EMIGRATION: ca 1872-73
MARRIED: Hermann Henrich (Anton) HÖMMEKE his entry
marriage: Nov 26, 1850, Werlte
CHILDREN: Joh Wm HÖMMEKE born 1852, Apeldorn; m. Anna KOTTER; d. 1904 St. Louis
Herm Henrich (Gerhard) HÖMMEKE born 1857, Apeldorn; d. 1889, St. Louis
Catharina HÖMMEKE born 1864, Hüven; died 1864 in Hüven
Catharina HÖMMEKE born 1866, Hüven; m. Bernard PLEIS; died 1941 St. Louis
RESEARCHER: Bob Behnen (rjbehnen@kvmo.net)
SOURCES/NOTES: All information for this emigrant was supplied by Bob Behnen. Baptismal and marriage records were found at Werlte parish. The family is buried at Ss. Peter & Paul cemetery. Her emigration year was taken from Catherine Hoemmeke Pleis' 1920/30 census data.

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MEINERS, Thecla
BORN: Dec 3, 1833, Neuboerger (parish in Boerger)
DIED: Jul 23, 1913, St Louis, MO
PARENTS: Meinard MEINERS
Anna JANSEN
EMIGRATION: by 1869
MARRIED: (1) MULLER
(2) Christian GRINN

marrriage: Jan 12, 1869, St Louis, MO
SOURCES:

Thecla's birthdate was on her death certificate. Her parents were noted on her marriage record. A possible place of birth was known from an emigrtion index entry for her presumed sister Margaretha from Boerger. That parish's records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Thecla. The last name of her first husband was known from her marriage record in 1869 at Sts Peter and Paul parish.

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MEMERING

MEMERING, Anna Christina
BORN: Sep 27, 1846, Esterwegen (parish in Lorup)
DIED: Dec 27, 1891, Vincennes, Knox County, IN
PARENTS: Caspar MEMERING
Catharine BRACKE
EMIGRATION: possibly arriving Baltimore Jun 28, 1867 on the ship Victoria
MEMMEING, Anna 21 and Maria 18, Prussia
MARRIED: (1) Johan Heinrich HORSTINGS
marriage: Oct 8, 1867, Vincennes, Knox County, IN
(2) Joseph KAPPS
marriage: Sep 14, 1880, Vincennes, Knox County, IN
CHILDREN: Henry HORSTINGS born 1869
Katherine HORSTINGS born 1870
Benjamin HORSTINGS born 1872
Casper HORSTINGS born 1875
John Henry HORSTINGS born 1876
Casper HORSTINGS born 1879
  Mary Maggie KAPPS born 1882, IN
Marie KAPPS born 1886, IN
NOTES: 1870 IN census, Knox County, Johnson twp
HORSTING, Henry 44, farmer, Prussia
Annie 24, Prussia
Mary 12, Lizzie 3, both born IN
listed on same page as Anna Chr's parents
  1880 IN census, Knox County, Deckertown
HORSTING, Annie, 33, Prussia
Lizzie 14, IN, stepdaughter
Katie 9, Benie 8, Casper 1, all born IN
RUPRET, Tresia, 17, IN, other
KREGER, August, 25, Germany, other
Annie was listed just before her parents
RESEARCHERS: Clark Benson, Lisa Mouzin and a couple of others who have this emigrant in their WorldConnect databases
SOURCES:

Anna Christina's date and place of birth and parents' names were known from several WCdb entries for her. Lorup parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt record was found there for Anna Christina. Information about her death, husbands, marriages and chidlren was taken from the WCdbs.

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MEMERING, Caspar
BORN: Sep 22, 1815, Esterwegen (parish in Lorup)
DIED: Aug 24, 1884, Vincennes, Knox County, IN
PARENTS: Caspar MEMERING
Anna BREER
EMIGRATION: 1868 - arrived Baltimore Oct 20, 1868 on the ship Berlin
Caspar Memering, 59, from Heidmuehlen, Germany
Catharine 45, Caspar 17, Margareth 9, Gesina 8, Heinrich infant
MARRIED: Catharine BRAKE her entry
marriage: Jan 20, 1846, Lorup
CHILDREN: A Christina MEMERING born sep 26, 1846, Esterwegen
Maria Anna MEMERING born Sep 16, 1848, Esterwegen
Kasper MEMERING born Aug 7, 1851, Esterwegen
Marg Agnes MEMERING born Aug 18, 1854, Esterwegen
Gesina MEMERING born Apr 10, 1857, Esterwegen
Henry MEMERING born Mar 19, 1867, Germany
NOTES: 1870 IN census, Knox County, Johnson Twp
MEMERING, Casper, 56, farmer, Prussia
Catharine 49, Prussia
Casper 18, Henry 3, both born Pr
  1880 IN census, Knox County, Deckertown
MEMINNG, Casper, 65, Prussia
Katie 53, Prussia
next household
MEMINNG, Casper, 28, Prussia
Mary 21, IN
Sena 10mo, IN
RESEARCHERS: Clark Benson, Lisa Mouzin and a couple of others who have this emigrant in their WorldConnect dbs
SOURCES:

Caspar's date and place of birth and parents' names were known from several WCdb entries for her. Lorup parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt record was found there for Caspar. Information about his death, wife, marriage and chidlren was taken from the WCdbs.

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MEMERING, Caspar
BORN: Aug 7, 1851, Esterwegen (parish in Lorup)
DIED: Aug 2, 1925, Vincennes, Knox County, IN
PARENTS: Caspar MEMERING
Catharine BRAKE
EMIGRATION: 1868 - arrived Baltimore Oct 20, 1868 on the ship Berlin
Caspar Memering, 59, from Heidmuehlen, Germany
Catharine 45, Caspar 17, Margareth 9, Gesina 8, Heinrich infant
  emigration index, Osnabrueck, says Caspar Memering and brother Hch born 1867 emigrated in 1868 with parents (named) and 2 sisters, same year, to Vincent PA where 2 sisters lived
MARRIED: Maria Anna HORSTINGS
marriage: Aug 22, 1876, Vincennes
CHILDREN: Gazina Christina MEMERING born 1879, IN
Katherine Anne MEMERING born 1882, IN
Maria Ann MEMERING born 1885, IN
Herman J MEMERING born 1888, IN
Marg Jan Reg MEMERING born 1886, IN
A Eliz MEMERING born 1890, IN
Henry B MEMERING born 1892, IN
Gd Casp MEMERING born 1894, IN
John E MEMERING born 1896, IN
Casper J MEMERING born 1899, IN
NOTES: 1870 IN census, Knox County, Johnson Twp
MEMERING, Casper, 56, farmer, Prussia
Catharine 49, Prussia
Casper 18, Henry 3, both born Pr
  1880 IN census, Knox County, Deckertown
MEMINNG, Casper, 65, Prussia
Katie 53, Prussia
next household
MEMINNG, Casper, 28, Prussia
Mary 21, IN
Sena 10mo, IN
  1900 IN census, Knox County, Johnson Twp
MEMERING, Casper, Aug 1851, Germany, m. 22, emgr 1868
Mary 49, IN
Kate 18, Jan 12, Herman 11, Henry 8, garret 6, John 3, all born IN
RESEARCHERS: Tom, who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect DB
SOURCES:

Caspar's date and place of birth and parents' names were found in Tom's WCdb. Lorup parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Caspar. Information about his death, wife, marriage and children was taken from the WCdb.

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MEMERING, Ferdinand
BORN: Sep 19, 1809, Esterwegen (parish in Lorup)
DIED: May 22, 1886, Vincennes, Knox County, IN
PARENTS: Caspar MEMERING
Anna BREHER
EMIGRATION: by 1886
MARRIED: Nancy
RESEARCHERS: Tom Stevenson who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database
SOURCES:

Ferdinand's date and place of birth and parents' names were noted in Tom Stevenson's WCdb. Lorup parish records were checked and a corresponding entry was found there one month before the WCdb date. Information about his wife and his death were from the WCdb.

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MEMERING, Gesina
BORN: Apr 10, 1857, Esterwegen (parish in Lorup)
DIED: Oct 21, 1938, Knox County, IN
PARENTS: Caspar MEMERING
Catharine BRAKE
EMIGRATION: 1868 - arrived Baltimore Oct 20, 1868 on the ship Berlin
Caspar Memering, 59, from Heidmuehlen, Germany
Catharine 45, Caspar 17, Margareth 9, Gesina 8, Heinrich infant
MARRIED: (1) William HALTER
(2) Gerhard Henry KRAMER
NOTES: possibly
1900 IN census, Knox County, Johnson Twp (a.com)
KRAMER, Henry, Oct 1855, Germany, marr 12
Lucinda, Apr 1857, Germany, 7 of 7 ch, emgr 1867
Anna 11, Mary 9, Frank 7, Lizzie 5, Edward 3, Leo 1, all born IN
RESEARCHERS: Tom, who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect DB
SOURCES:

Gesina's date and place of birth and parents' names were found in Tom's WCdb. Lorup parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Gesina. Information about her death and husbands was taken from the WCdb.

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MEMERING, Heinrich
BORN: Mar 19, 1867, Esterwegen (parish in Lorup)
PARENTS: Caspar MEMERING
Catharine BRAKE
EMIGRATION: 1868 - arrived Baltimore Oct 20, 1868 on the ship Berlin
Memesing, Caspar, 59, from Heidmuehlen, Germany
Catharine 45, Caspar 17, Margareth 9, Gosina 8, Heinrich infant
  emigration index, Osnabrueck - Memering, Hch b. Mar 19, 1867, son of Casp Memering and Cath Brake, emgr with parents, 2 sisters and bro Casper to Vincent PA where 2 sisters lived
MARRIED: unknown
NOTES: 1870 IN census, Knox County, Johnson Twp (a.com)
MEMERING, Casper, 56, farmer, Prussia
Catharine 49, Prussia
Casper 18, Henry 3, both born Pr
SOURCES:

Heinrich's date and place of birth and parents' names were noted on an emigration index entry for him. Lorup parish records were checked and a corresponding entry was found there for him.

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MEMERING, Margaretha
BORN: Aug 30, 1855, Esterwegen (parish in Lorup)
DIED: May 13, 1926, Vincennes, Knox County, IN
PARENTS: Caspar MEMERING
Catharine BRAKE
EMIGRATION: 1868 - arrived Baltimore Oct 20, 1868 on the ship Berlin
Caspar Memering, 59, from Heidmuehlen, Germany
Catharine 45, Caspar 17, Margareth 9, Gesina 8, Heinrich infant
MARRIED: Johan Gerhardt SCHMIDT
marriage: Nov 9, 1880, Vincennes
CHILDREN: Marie Clare SCHMIDT born 1896, IN
Agnes Margaret SCHMIDT born 1881, IN
Anna Katherine SCHMIDT born 1883, IN
John Casper SCHMIDT born 1885, IN
Mary Helena SCHMIDT born 1888, IN
Frank Joseph SCHMIDT born 1889, IN
Edw Michael SCHMIDT born 1891, IN
Henry Louis SCHMIDT born 1893, IN
Cecelia Theckla SCHMIDT born 1898, IN
RESEARCHERS: Tom, who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect DB
SOURCES:

Margaretha's date and place of birth and parents' names were found in Tom's WCdb. Lorup parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Margaretha one year and 2 days later than the date in WCdb. Information about her death, husband, marriage and children was taken from the WCdb.

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MEMERING, Maria
BORN: Sep 16, 1848, Esterwegen (parish in Lorup)
DIED: Feb 7, 1926, Knox County, IN
PARENTS: Caspar MEMERING
Catharine BRAKE
EMIGRATION: probably arriving Baltimore Jun 28, 1867 on the ship Victoria
MEMMEING, Anna 21 and Maria 18, Prussia
MARRIED: Steven ARNOLD
marriage: Oct 28, 1873, Vincennes, Knox County, IN
CHILDREN: Joseph ARNOLD born 1875, IN
John ARNOLD born 1876, IN
Katherine ARNOLD born 1878, IN
Frank ARNOLD born 1880, IN
Herman ARNOLD born 1885, IN
Aloysius ARNOLD born 1889, IN
NOTES: 1880 IN census, Knox County, Vincennes
ARNOLD, Stephen 34, Prussia
Mary 32, Prussia
Joseph 5, John 4, Katie 2, Frank 5/12, all born IN
  1900 IN census, Knox County, Vincennes
ARNOLD, Stephen, Jul 1845, France
Mary, Sep 1848, Germany, marr 26, marr 26, emgr 1872
Katharine 22, Frank 20, Herman 15, Aloysius 11, all born IN
RESEARCHERS: Tom, who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect DB
SOURCES:

Maria's date and place of birth and parents' names were found in Tom's WCdb. Lorup parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Maria. Information about her death, husband and marriage was taken from the WCdb. Children's information was from censuses.

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MEMERING, Ulrich
BORN: Apr 26, 1872, Esterwegen
DIED: Oct 19, 1953, Covington, KY; buried St John's Cemetery, Ft Mitchell, Kenton County, KY
PARENTS: Heinrich MEMERING
Thecla KORTE
EMIGRATION: 1888
MARRIED: Elizabeth BERNES
CHILDREN: Louisa MEMERING born 1898, KY
Edna MEMERING born 1900, KY
Herman MEMERING born 1902, KY, Covington; died 1942, Covington
NOTES: 1900 KY census, Kenton County, Covington
MAMERING, Edward, Apr 1871, Germany, marr 3 yrs, emgr 1888
Elysabeth, 29, KY, 2 of 2 ch living
Louisa 2, Edna 2/12, both born KY
SOURCES:

Edward's date of birth was on his KY death certificate. Because the name was known to occur in Esterwegen that parish's records were checked and a birth/bapt entry was found there for Ulrich 1 day before the death certificate birthdate. His parents' names as noted above were from that record. His wife's surname was from their son's death certificate.

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MENKE

MENKE, Anna Margaretha
BORN: Aug 11, 1818, Ruetenbrock
DIED: Nov 12, 1900, buried St. Mary Cemetery, Carlyle, Clinton County, IL
PARENTS: Johan Herman MENKE
Anna Gesina SCHEPERS
EMIGRATION: 1869 - arrived NY Oct 7, 1869 on the ship England
WILKIN, Kaspar 52, Margaretha 51, Adelaid 10, Bernhard 6
MARRIED: Johan Caspar WILKEN his entry
marriage: May 5, 1840, Ruetenbrock
CHILDREN: Joh Hermann Wilken born1841, Hesepertwist
Bernard Albert Wilken born 1843, Hesepertwist
Johann Heinrich Joseph Wilken born 1845, Hesepertwist
Maria Gesina Wilken born 1847, Hesepertwist
Anna Margaretha Wilken born 1851, Hesepertwist
Anna Maria Elisabeth WILKEN born 1853, Hesepertwist
Johann Herman Wilken born 1855, Hesepertwist
Anna Adelheid/Agnes Wilken born 1859 Hesepertwist
Maria Angela Wilken born 1861, Hesepertwist
Johann Bernard Wilken born 1861, Hesepertwist
RESEARCHERS: Olivia Bernsen (oaberns@swbell.net) who supplied most of the information for this emigrant found  in the online WorldConnect database Moravian Connection
SOURCES: All information about Anna Margaretha was supplied by Olivia Bernsen or taken from the WorldConnect database Moravian Connection. The birth information had been verified Ruetenbrock parish records.

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MENKE, Anna/Adelheid Maria Catharine
BORN: Apr 20. 1814 in Haren
DIED: 1852, Germantown, Clinton County, IL (of Cholera, a few days before her husband)
PARENTS: Albert MENKE
Elisabeth MEYERING
EMIGRATION: from Emsland to Slagharen (Amt Hardenberg) by 1834
from Slagharen to America in 1837 - arrived New Orleans Nov 20, 1837 on the ship Charles Henry: Bernard H HEYMAN 26, from Harrenburg, Cath Adelh HEYMAN, age 29 and John Bernd HEYMAN age 3
MARRIED: Bernard Heinrich HEIMANN his entry
CHILDREN: John Bernard HEIMANN born 1834, Slagharen
Harm Hendrik HEIMANN born 1836, Slagharen, Holland, died 1837
Herman HEINRICH HEIMANN born 1839 U.S.
Bernard Henry HEIMANN born 1841
John Henry HEIMANN born 1843
Joh Herm HEIMANN born 1845,  IL; m. SANTEL; died Piqua, KS
Timothy HEIMANN born 1847
Martin HEIMANN born 1850
RESEARCHERS: Richard Schaefer (RCSTHOR@aol.com) a direct line descendent
Jean Zacha Koehler (jeanzk@mindspring.com)
SOURCES: Most of the information was received from Richard Schaefer. Catharine's date and place of birth and parents' names had come from church records of Haren

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MENKE, Bernhard Heinrich
BORN: Jun 24, 1826, Broegbern (parish in Lingen)
DIED: Sep 11, 1852, Clinton County, IL; buried St Boniface parish cemetery
PARENTS: Herman Heinrich MENKE
Maria Engel GELS
EMIGRATION: 1846 to St. Louis
MARRIED: Ann Mary KOEBBE her entry
marriage: Feb 18, 1851, Germantown, Clinton County, IL
SOURCES:

Bernard Heinrich's approximate year of birth was known from his age (26) at death. His parents were named on his marriage record at St Boniface parish. That information 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 date and place of birth and year of emigration.

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MENKE, Gerhard Heinrich
BORN: Sep 26, 1826, Flechum (parish in Haseluenne)
DIED: Feb 10, 1895, Luxemburg, Delaware County, IA
PARENTS: Herman Heinrich MENKE
Maria Adelheid SCHULTE
EMIGRATION: 1845
  Emigration index, Osnabrueck - Heman Heinrich MENKE, age 43, from Flechum, emgrated in1845 with wife Adl age 46, Gd 19, Bd 14, Eng 10, Hm/Hch 5
MARRIED: Katherine Ann THERFORD born 1833 Erfeld, Germany
CHILDREN: Herman MENKE born 1851, IL
Anna/Maria Cath MENKE born 1853, IA
Gerhard Heinrich MENKE born 1855, IA
Anna Maria MENKE born 1857, IA
John Wm MENKE born 1859, IA
Joseph MENKE born 1861, IA
John B MENKE born 1863, IA
Anton MENKE born 1865, IA
Maria Elizabeth MENKE born 1869, IA
Clemens MENKE born 1872, IA
NOTES: 1860 IA census, Dubuque County, Liberty Twp, N Vienna
MINKER, Gerhard H 33, Hannover
Anna E 27, Prussia
Herman 9, born IL
Anna 7, Gerhard H 5, Mary 3, John W 1, all born IA
Herman 54, Hannover
MINKER, Joseph Ernst 18, Oldenburg
WINKLES, Sarah 15, OH
  1870 IA census, Dubuque County, Liberty twp
MENKE, George H 43, Hannover
Anna C, 37, Prussia
Herman 19, IL
Catherine 17, Gerhard 15, Mary 13, John W 11, Joseph 9, John B 7, Anton 5
  1880 IA census, Dubuque County, Liberty twp
MENKE, G Heinrich 53, Hannover, farming
Anna K 47, Prussia
John 21, Joseph 18, Bernard 16, Anthony 14, Clemens 8, all born IA
SANTMAN, Ferd 28, Oldenburg, laborer
OSDENDORF 19, Oldenburg, servant
RESEARCHERS: Rita Cue and Dave Halm who have this emigrant in their WorldConnect databases
SOURCES:

Gerhard's date and place of birth were found in Rita Cue's WCdb. Haseluenne records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Gerhard Heinrich. His parents' names as noted above were taken from that record. Information about the children was taken from the WCdbs and censuses.

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MENKE, Herman Heinrich
BORN: Jun 9, 1802, Huelsen (parish in Haseluenne)
PARENTS: Caspar MENKE in Huelsen
Anna/Maria Margaretha EILERS
EMIGRATION: 1845
  emigration index, Osnabrueck - Heman Heinrich 43, from Flechum, Haseluenne, emgr 1845 with wife Adl 46 and children Gd 19, Bd 14, Eng 10, Hm/Hch 5
MARRIED: Maria Adelheid SCHULTE her entry
marriage: Feb 5, 1825, Haseluenne
CHILDREN: Gerhard Heinrich MENKE born 1826, Flechum, Haseluenne
Bernard MENKE born 1831, Germany
Engel MENKE born 1835, Germany
Herman/Heinrich MENKE born 1840, Germany
NOTES: 1860 IA census, Dubuque County, Liberty Twp, N Vienna
MINKER, Gerhard H 33, Hannover
Anna E 27, Prussia
Herman 9, born IL
Anna 7, Gerhard H 5, Mary 3, John W 1, all born IA
Herman 54, Hannover
MINKER, Joseph Ernst 18, Oldenburg
WINKLES, Sarah 15, OH
  1870 IA census, Dubuque County, New Wine Twp
WINKEL, Frank, 26, Maryland
Angeline 21, Hannover
Albert 6/12
MENKE, Henry 68, laborer, Hannover
SOURCES:

Herman Heinrich's approximate year of birth was known from his age on censuses, at marriage and on an emigration entry. His parents' names were noted on his marriage record and probable place of birth was known from the emigration index entry. Haseluenne parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for him.

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MENKE (later HOFF), Johan George
BORN: Feb 26, 1798, Baccum
DIED: Apr 22, 1875, Clinton County, IL, buried St. Rose Cemetery  (as J George Hoff)
PARENTS: George Henry MENKEN
Suzanna Aleidis WESSELING
EMIGRATION: by 1870
MARRIED: Maria Aleid HOFF her entry
marriage: Sep 12, 1826 Baccum
CHILDREN: Bernard Henry HOFF born 1828 Baccum; died 1902 Fayetteville, IL m. DIEKER
John Clemons HOFF born 1830, Baccum; died 1858 St. Libory, IL
Anna Maria HOFF born 1833, Baccum; m. Bernard FISCHER
Mary Carolina HOFF born 1838, Baccum; died 1929 Lively Grove, IL; m. LAKE
Christina HOFF born 1842, Baccum; died 1925, Germantown, IL; m. T ALBERS
Joh Bernard HOFF born 1836, Baccum; died 1885, St. Libory, IL
Henry George HOFF born 1847 Baccum; m. Fr. ALBERS
NOTES: 1870 IL census, Clinton County, p. 357
FISCHER, Heinr 48, farmer from Hannover
Mary 38, Hannover
August 14, Caroline 11, Joanes/James 9 (must be Bd Clemens), Henry 6, all born in Hannover and Frank 3, in IL
with George HOFF 80 from Hannover
RESEARCHERS: Connie Albers (cla6794@mindspring.com )
Joseph Brian Weber who has this emigrant on his FTM website
SOURCES: Johan George's parents' names were not on his marriage record but his place of origin as Baccum was mentioned on that record. His date of birth as July 16, 1798 and parents' names (mother's surname as Zeplin) were found on the FTM webpage "Descendants of Henry George Menken." His date of birth given on his tombstone was Feb 26, 1789. Baccum records were checked and a birth/baptism record was fround for Joannes George Menken on Feb 26, 1798. The parents' names noted above were taken from that record. Information about the children was taken from the FTM webpage.

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MENKE, Maria Susanna
BORN: Oct 24, 1819, Broegbern (parish in Lingen)
PARENTS: Herman Heinrich MENKE
Maria Engel GELS
EMIGRATION: 1837 to St. Louis, MO
MARRIED: Michael BURCHARDS from Celle
marriage: 1843, St. Louis, MO
SOURCES: Maria Susanna's marriage record with no parents' names, no witnesses, was at St. Joseph's (Maria MENKE to Michael BORGHORT.)   An entry was found for her in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika which mentioned her husband's name and place of origin and that they were married in America. The entry also contained her date and place of birth, parents' names and emigration year.

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MENNIGES

MENNIGES, Herman Heinrich
BORN: Feb 10, 1810, Wahn (parish in Soegel)
PARENTS: Herman MENNIGES
Anna Maria ALBERS
EMIGRATION: 1837 - arrived NY Jun 21, 1837 on ship Charlotte
Wm Mengens 25, Wahn
Hm 25
MARRIED: Angela BRUINS
marriage: 1844, St. Louis, MO
NOTES: 1850 MO census, St Louis
Heinr MENNEGES 38, laborer, Germany
Angela 38, Germany
  1860 MO census, St Louis
MENNIGES, Henry 50, Hannover
Angela 52, Hannover
  1870 MO census, St. Louis City
Henry MENNIGES 60, carpenter, Hannover
Angela 63, Hannover
SOURCES:

Herman Heinrich's approximate year of birth was known from censuses and the passenger list of the ship Charlotte which also supplied probable place of birth. Soegel parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Herman Heinrich. His parents' names as noted above were from that record and they were also the parents of Wilhelm with whom he emigrated and who was a witness at Herman Heinrich's marriage.

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MENNIGES, Wilhelm
BORN: Sep 1, 1813, Wahn (parish in Soegel)
PARENTS: Herman Bernard MENNIGES
Maria ALBERS
EMIGRATION: 1837 - arrived NY Jun 21, 1837 on ship Charlotte
Wm Mengens 25, Wahn
Hm 25
MARRIED: (1) Adelheid SCHNIEDERS
marriage: Feb 11, 1840, St. Louis, MO
(2) Anna
CHILDREN: Gerhard MENINGES born 1844, MO
Herman MENINGES born 1853, MO
Mary MENINGES born 1851, MO
Wm MENINGES born 1867, MO
NOTES: 1860 MO census, St. Louis
Wm MENIGES, 46, tailor, Hannover
Adl 45, Hannover
Gd 16, Hm 7, Mary 9, all St. Louis
  1880 MO census, St Louis
MENNIGES, Wm 66, Prussia, tailor
Annie 46, Prussia
Geo 36, Mary 28, Wm 13, all born in MO
SOURCES:

Wilhelm's parents' names were on his double-recorded marriage record at the Old Cathedral and St Mary of Victories. His approximate date of birth and probable place of birth were known from the passenger list of the ship Charlotte. Soegel parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Wilhelm.

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MENSEN

MENSEN, Bernard Herman
BORN: Mar 20, 1854, Lohne (parish in Schepsdorf)
DIED: 1910-20, North Fork Twp, Delaware County, IA
PARENTS: Bernard Heinrich MENSEN geb GREIVING
Anna Margaretha HERMSEN
EMIGRATION: 1873-76
MARRIED: Gertrude
CHILDREN: Mary MENSEN born 1879, IA
Herm MENSEN born 1881, IA
Bernard MENSEN born 1883, IA
Henry MENSEN born 1885, IA
Albert MENSEN born 1889, IA
John B MENSEN born 1892, IA
Cath MENSEN born 1895, IA
Lena MENSEN born 1897, IA
Hilda MENSEN born 1903, IA
NOTES: 1880 IA census, Caroll County, Kniest Twp
MENSEN, Herman 24, Germany, farmer
Gertrude 22, IA
Mary 1, IA
  1900 IA census, Delaware County, Colony Twp
MENSEN, Herman Mar 1854, Germany, marr 22 yrs, emgr 1876
Gertrud 41, IA 6 of 8 ch living
Mary 21, Herm 19, Henry 14, Albert 11, Cath 5, Lena 2, all born IA
RESEARCHERS: Dave Halm who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database
SOURCES:

Herman's date and place of birth and parents' names were noted in Dave Halm's WCdb and had been taken from Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika. Information about wife, children and death was from the WCdb.

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MENSEN, Bernard Joseph
BORN: Aug 10, 1856, Hebelermeer (parish in Wesuwe)
DIED: May 28, 1935, Clinton County, IL, buried St Dominic Cemetery, Breese
PARENTS: Johan Bernard MENSEN
Anna Helena BROCKMANN
EMIGRATION: 1895 - arrived Baltimore Oct 3, 1895 on the ship Weimar
Bernhard MENSEN, 40, Hebelermeer, traveling to Clinton, IL.
Maria MENSEN, 29
MARRIED: Mary Catharine WUEBKER or WUEBKES her entry
marriage: Apr 30, 1895, Hebelermeer
CHILDREN: Anna Catharine MENSEN, 1897 - died in infancy
Herman Henry MENSEN 1898
Bernard Joseph MENSEN 1900 - 1984; marr Henrica BRUNS
Anna Helena MENSEN 1901 -
Maria Louisa MENSEN 1901 - 1979; marr Herman HEIDEL
Mary Katherine MENSEN 1904 - 1904
Cecelia Mary MENSEN 1905 -
NOTES: 1900 IL census, Clinton County, Breese
MENSEN, Bernhard Feb 1870, Germany, marr 6 yrs, emgr 1895
Mary E/C, Feb 1873, Germany, 2 of 6 ch living, emgr 1895
Herman 2, Bernhart 2/121, both born IL
nextdoor to Herman SCHLEPER born Feb 1851
RESEARCHERS: Bob Behnen who supplied much of the information about this emigrant and Pauline Berens who has this emigrant in her WorldConnect database
SOURCES:

Bernard Joseph's approximate date of birth, calculated from his age on several documents, varied widely. According to the passenger list of the ship Weimar he was born in 1855 but his death record said Aug 1, 1868 and his tombstone Aug 10, 1871! His parents' names were on his death record at St Dominic parish. The correct birthdate was identified by Pauline Berens from Wesuwe parish records and the connection to the same person in Clinton County records was made by Bob Behnen.

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MENSEN, Catharine Aleid
BORN: May 20, 1806 (baptismal date), Freren
DIED: Jan 25, 1892, Menominee, Jo Daviess County, IL, buried BVM cemetery
PARENTS: Albert MENSEN
Gesina (SLOOT) MENSEN
(Sloot had line through it on baptismal record)
EMIGRATION: by 1866 when her husband died in IL
MARRIED: Johan Bernard RICKEN his entry
marriage: Feb 5, 1831, Feren
CHILDREN: Maria Anna RICKE born 1833, Furstenau
Johann Bernhard RICKE born 1837, Freren
Anna Maria Agatha RICKE born 1840, Freren
Johan Heinrich RICKE born 1843, Freren
Bd Hm Hch RICKE born 1846, , Freren
Johan Heinrich RICKE born 1854, Hannover
NOTES: 1880 IL census, Jo Daviess County, Menominee
Rensard SCHURMAN 51, Holl, farmer
Anna Mary 40, Germany
Cornlsen 20, William 14, Cath 11, Augustus 9, Treasaia 6, Mary Anna 3, all born IL
Cathrina RICKEY, 74, Hannover
RESEARCHERS: Dave Halm, Marshall Schultzk, Beth Schuler, James Dunn who have this emigrant in their WorldConnect databases
SOURCES:

Catharine's date and place of birth and parents' names were noted in several WCdbs. Freren parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Catharine Aleid. Information about her husband, death, emigration and children was taken from the WCdbs.

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MENSEN, Johan Albert
BORN: Sep 20, 1845, Lohne (parish in Schepsdorf)
DIED: 1930, buried St Mary's Cemetery, Remsen, Plymouth County, IA
PARENTS: Bernard Heinrich MENSEN geb GREIVING
Anna Margaretha HERMSEN
EMIGRATION: 1866
MARRIED: Maria Anna OVEL born IA
CHILDREN: Herman MENSEN born 1868, IA
John A MENSEN born 1869, IA
Anna MENSEN born 1871, IA
Gerhard J MENSEN born 1874, IA
Margaret MENSEN born 1877, IA
Henry MENSEN born 1880, IA
Josephine MENSEN born 1882, IA
Bernard MENSEN born 1885, IA
Frank MENSEN born 1890, IA
NOTES: 1900 IA census, Plymouth County, Remsen
MENSEN, Albert, Sep 1845, Germany, wid, emgr 1866
Anna 28, Henry 20, Josephine 17, Barney 14, Frank 9, all born IA
RESEARCHERS: Dave Halm who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database
SOURCES:

Albert's date and place of birth and parents' names were noted in Dave Halm's WCdb and had been taken from Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika. Information about wife, children and death was from the WCdb.

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