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Portraits of
Emigrants from Emsland



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.. Emslanders to the American Mid-West
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Johan Bernard Rackers & Catherine Talken

Johan Bernard Rakers was born November 13, 1818 in Ruehlertwist.
He emigrated in 1838 before his parents and siblings
and married Maria Catharine Thalken in 1846 in Taos, Cole County, MO.
He died in 1909.

Maria Catharen Thalken was born Nov 7, 1824 in Hesepertwist.
She emigrated with her parents and siblings in 1840 on the ship Johann George.

The photo above was copied from page 113 of the book
History of St. Francis Xavier Church, Taos, Missouri, Illustrated, 1838-1988
purlished in 1988 by the St. Francis Xavier Sesquicentennial Committee
and availabel for purchase through the parish.

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