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Portraits of
Emigrants from Emsland



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.. Emslanders to the American Mid-West
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Unidentified Children of
Nicolas Abeln and Regina Lehe (Hermes)

The above two photographs were labeled "sister and brother of mother" (who was Anna Adelheid Abeln married to Adrian Johan Stolwik.) The Stolwiks married in St. Louis, MO, in 1852,  moved to Keokuk, IA by 1854, and then on to Fort Madison, Lee County, IA, by 1867, where they both died.

The photograph of the sister was taken in St. Louis, MO.
The photograph of the brother was taken in Bellevue, IA.

The individuals on the photographs are both presumed to be children of Nicolaus Abeln and Regina Hermes (Lehe/Lee) who emigrated from Werlte parish in 1846 on the ship Mata with their children Tekla 22, Maria Catharina 17, Anna Adelheid 14, Johan Herman 9 and Lucas 5. Nicolaus and Regina also had children Joseph born 1824 and Lucia born ca 1827 who emigrated separately, arriving in New Orleans in December 1846. It appears that Joseph may have moved to Bellevue, IA, but that is still uncertain.


Photos are courtesy of Carl Stolwick, a descendant of Anna Adelheid Abeln Stolwik. If you can aid in the identification of the two persons in the photographs, please contact Carl - CarlWyk@aol.com.

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emigrants listed on this website can be sent to Barbara Salibi.
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