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PRANGER, PRENGER (A - H)

PRANGER, Angela/Anna Maria
BORN: Oct 2, 1844, Werpeloh (parish in Soegel)
PARENTS: Bernard PRANGER
Christina MERTEN
EMIGRATION: 1867 - arrived Baltimore May 27, 1867 on the ship Fides
Bernard PRANGER 48 from Werpeloh to St. Louis
Christine 50, Angela 22, Elise 18
MARRIED: Anton HECKMAN
marriage: May 18, 1868, St. Louis, MO
SOURCES: A Maria's parents' names and age (22) were on her marriage record at Sts Peter and Paul parish. Her probable place of birth was known from the passenger list of the ship Fides. Soegel parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/baptism entry was found there for Angela.

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PRANGER, Anna Adelheid
BORN: Jul 8, 1853, Gross Stavern (parish in Soegel)
PARENTS: Bernard Heinrich PRANGER
Helena Catharine SCHNIEDER
EMIGRATION: 1858 - arrived New Orleans Nov 25, 1858 on the ship Republic
PRANGER, Bern Hinr 57, Hanover to St. Louis, Helena Chatr 47, Joh Gerh 25, Amalia [Anna Maria] 23, Margaretha 21, Gerh Hinr 16, Herm Gerh 13, Joh Heinr 9, Adelheid 5.
MARRIED: Ferd SCHMIDT born 1843, Nassau; died 1927, IL
marriage: 1876, Macoupin County, IL
CHILDREN: Joseph SCHMIDT born ca 1877, IL
Francis SCHMIDT born ca 1880, IL
Henry SCHMIDT born ca 1885, IL
NOTES: 1860 MO census, St. Louis index
PRANGER, Joh B, 28, Hannover, cooper
Helena 27, Anna 3/4, Adl 6, all born Hannover
NOTE: Anna was really born in St Louis and Adelheid was probably the young half-sister of Johan Bernard.
1870 IL census, Greene, County, Bluffdale Pct
PRONGER, B H 70, farmer, Hannover
C 62, Hannover
H G 24, J H 21, A L 16, all born in Hannover
1880 IL census, Macoupin County, Western Mound Pct
SCHMIDT, F J, 38 from Nassau
Adeline, 26, Hannover
Joseph 3, Francis 3mo, both born IL
SCHMIDT, Lewis father, wid, 71, Nassau
Charles, 25, brother, Nassau
RESEARCHERS: Dolores Rizzo (Imminggenealogy@aol.com) who supplied much of the information about this emigrant
SOURCES:

Anna Adelheid's year of birth and parents' names were known from the passenger list of the ship Republic. The family was identified on the 1852 census for Gross Stavern so Soegel parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/baptism record was found there for Anna Adelheid.

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PRANGER, Anna Helena
BORN: Dec 9, 1856, Gross Berssen (parish in Klein Berssen)
DIED: St Louis, MO, buried Apr 1, 1930, age 73, in Sts Peter and Paul Cemetery
PARENTS: Johan Bernard PRANGER
Maria Gesina BEHNEN
EMIGRATION: 1872
MARRIED: Lucas KNESE his entry
marriage: Apr 17, 1877, St. Louis, MO
RESEARCHERS: Bob Behnen (rjbehnen@kvmo.net)
SOURCES: Much of Anna Helena's information was supplied by Bob Behnen. She was listed as an emigrant in the book by Elisabeth Behnen et al. - Berssen - Ein Dorf im Emsland - Orts- und Kirchenchronik which gave her parents' names, date and place of birth and date of emigration. Anna Helena's marriage was at St Anthony of Padua parish.

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PRANGER, Anna Margaretha
BORN: Aug 6, 1854, Gross Berssen (parish of Klein Berssen)
DIED: Jan 9, 1915, St. Louis, MO.
PARENTS: Johann Bernhard PRANGER
Maria Gesina BEHNEN
EMIGRATION: 1872 - Church records note her leaving with siblings on Sep 17, 1872.
MARRIED: Johann Bernhard KERSSENS his entry
marriage: Oct 8, 1874, St. Louis, MO.
CHILDREN: Maria KERSENS born 1875 in St. Louis; m. Benjamin JUENGERMAN
Bernard H. KERSENS born 1880 in St. Louis; m. Mary C. BREER
Hermann L. KERSENS born 1886 in St. Louis; died 1918 in St. Louis.
Cath Elis KERSENS born 1889 in St. Louis; died as infant in St. Louis.
Anna C. KERSENS born 1893 in St. Louis; died 1918 in St. Louis.
Jos Gd KERSENS b. 1895 in St. Louis; m. Irene KUNDA; m. Irma A. ??
RESEARCHER: Bob Behnen (rjbehnen@kvmo.net)
SOURCES: All information for this emigrant was supplied by Bob Behnen. Marriage and baptismal records were found at St. Anthony of Padua parish. The family is buried at Ss. Peter & Paul cemetery. Anna Margaretha Pranger was listed with siblings in the Berssen book by Elisabeth Behnen, et al.

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PRANGER, Anna Maria
BORN: Nov 14, 1835, Gross Stavern (parish in Soegel)
DIED: in Greene County, IL, buried (as Mary A Rawe) in St John Cemetery, Carrollton, no death date on tombstone (as transcribed online)
PARENTS: Bernard Heinrich PRANGER
Helena Catharine SCHNIEDERS
EMIGRATION: 1858 - arrived New Orleans Nov 25, 1858 on the ship Republic
PRANGER, Bern Hinr 57, Hanover to St. Louis, Helena Chatr 47, Joh Gerh 25, Amalia [Anna Maria] 23, Margaretha 21, Gerh Hinr 16, Herm Gerh 13, Joh Heinr 9, Adelheid 5.
MARRIED: Herman Hch RAWE his entry
marriage: May 5, 1859, St. Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Margaret RAWE born ca 1860, St Louis, m. Tobias SIEMER
Ellen RAWE born ca 1865
Elizabeth RAWE born ca 1868
Herman RAWE
William RAWE
Mary RAWE
NOTES: 1860 MO census, St. Louis, ward 2
H. RAWE, 24, mason, Hannover
Maria 24, Hannover, Marg 3/12, St. Louis
Bernard BRANGER, father, 60, Helena, mother, 50, both Hannover
1870 IL census, Greene County, Woodville Pct
RAWE, Joseph 70, Farmer, Prusia
Henry 35 Farmer Prusia
Mary 35 Prusia
Margrt 10, Ellen 5, Lizzie 2
Wm. 32 m Labor Prusia
Ben 27 Labor Prusia
RESEARCHERS: Dolores Rizzo (Imminggenealogy@aol.com) who supplied much of the information about this emigrant
SOURCES:

Anna Maria's birthdate was known from her tombstone. Her parents' names were not on her marriage record at Sts Peter and Paul parish but they were known from a biographical sketch for her husband. Anna Maria's family emigrated together on the ship Carl and that information allowed the family to be identified on the 1852 census for Gross Stavern. Soegel parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/baptism record was found there for Anna Maria.

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PRANGER, Bernard
BORN: May 11, 1843, Werpeloh (parish in Soegel)
PARENTS: Bernard Heinrich PRANGER
Thecla SEGBERS
EMIGRATION: 1849 - arrived New Orleans Nov 26, 1849 on ship Leontine
Bernard PRANGER 36, Waperloh to St. Louis
Tecla 31, Calus 7, Bernd 4, Gerh W 3/4
MARRIED: unknown
NOTES: 1860 IA census, Lee County, Washington Twp
PRONGER, Barnard 48, Hannover
Takla 43, Hannover
Nicholas 19, Barnard 17, Wm 12, all born Hannover
Theodor 7, Mary 5, Anna 2, all born IA
1870 IA census, Lee County, Washington Twp
PRANGER, Bernard 57, Hannover, farmer
Thekla 52, Hannover
Bernard 25, Hannover
Theodor 18, Mary 15, Anna 12, Anna 21 (housekeeper) all born IA
SOURCES:

Bernard's parents' names, his age and probable place of birth were known from the passenger list of the ship Leontine and from censuses. Soegel parish records were checked and a corresponding entry was found there for Bernard.

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PRANGER, Bernard Heinrich
BORN: Apr 13, 1801, Gross Stavern (parish in Soegel)
DIED: between 1860 (census, St Louis, MO) and 1880 (census, Macoupin Co, IL, where wife was listed as widow)
A biographical sketch for his son-in-law, H H RAWE, indicated that Bernard Heinrich and his wife both died at their home in Macoupin county, near Fayette.
PARENTS: Engelbert PRANGER
Margaretha Adelheid RUEKERS
EMIGRATION: 1858 - arrived New Orleans Nov 25, 1858 on the ship Republic
PRANGER, Bern Hinr 57, Hanover to St. Louis, Helena Chatr 47, Joh Gerh 25, Amalia [Anna Maria] 23, Margaretha 21, Gerh Hinr 16, Herm Gerh 13, Joh Heinr 9, Adelheid 5.
MARRIED: (1) Anna Maria FICKER
(2) Helena Catharine SCHNIEDER her entry, widow of Johan BERENZEN
marriage: Feb 14, 1835, Soegel
CHILDREN: Johan Bernard PRANGER born ca 1831
Johan Gerhard PRANGER born ca 1833
Anna Maria PRANGER born ca 1835 m. RAWE
Margaretha PRANGER born ca 1837
Gerhard Heinrich PRANGER born ca 1842, m. Mary G
Herman Gerhard PRANGER born ca 1845 m. Catharine
Johan Heinrich PRANGER born 1848, single in 1880
Adelheid PRANGER born ca 1853
NOTES: 1860 MO census, St. Louis
RAWE, H., 24, mason, Hannover
Maria 24, Hannover, Marg 3/12, St. Louis
BRANGER, Bernard, father, 60, Helena, mother, 50, both Hannover
listing for his widow with son's family
1880 IL census, Macoupin County, Western Mound
PRANGER, Hiram 35, Prussia, farmer
Catharine 29, Nassau
Lewis 2, Anna 1, both born IL
Ellen C PRANGER, 70, mother
listed after
PRANGER, G H 38, Prussia, farmer
Mary G 35, Prussia
Barnet J 9, born IL
Henry 30, Prussia, brother
RESEARCHERS: Dolores Rizzo (Imminggenealogy@aol.com) who supplied much of the information about this emigrant
SOURCES:

Bernard Heinrich year and place of birth and parents' names were on his marriage record in Soegel. The same parish's records were checked further and a corresponding birth/baptism entry was found there for Bernard Heinrich. The name of his first wife was on his second marriage record.

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PRANGER, Bernard Heinrich
BORN: Mar 24, 1813, Berssen
DIED: Sep 12, 1872, Lee County, IA
PARENTS: Bernard PRANGER
Anna Thecla EWERS
EMIGRATION: 1849 - arrived New Orleans Nov 26, 1849 on ship Leontine
Bernard PRANGER 36, Waperloh to St. Louis
Tecla 31, Calus 7, Bernd 4, Gerh W 3/4
MARRIED: Tecla SEGBERS (SABERS) her entry
marriage: Feb 18, 1840, Soegel
CHILDREN: Nicolaus PRANGER born 1840, Werpeloh, Soegel
Bernard PRANGER born 1843, Werpeloh, Soegel
Gerh W PRANGER born ca 1848-49 Soegel; may have died young
Theodor PRANGER born 1852, IA
Mary PRANGER born 1855, IA
Anna PRANGER born 1858, IA
NOTES: 1860 IA census, Lee County, Washington Twp
PRONGER, Barnard 48, Hannover
Takla 43, Hannover
Nicholas 19, Barnard 17, Wm 12, all born Hannover
Theodor 7, Mary 5, Anna 2, all born IA
  1870 IA census, Lee County, Washington Twp
PRANGER, Bernard 57, Hannover, farmer
Thekla 52, Hannover
Bernard 25, Hannover
Theodor 18, Mary 15, Anna 12, Anna 21 (housekeeper) all born IA
  1880 IA census, Lee County, Washington Twp
PRANGER, Tukles 56, Hannover (both parents from Holland!!)
PRANGER, Anna, daughter 21, born IA
RESEARCHERS: John Lake who supplied some of the information about this emigrant anda
LoRetta F Hughes who has this emigrant in her WorldConnect db
SOURCES:

Bernard's parents' names, his age (26) and place of birth were on his marriage record. The Berssen parish online datenbank was checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Bernard Heinrich.

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PRANGER, Bernard Heinrich
BORN: Jan 23, 1819, Werpeloh (parish in Soegel)
DIED: in St Louis, MO, burid May 11, 1882, age 63, in Calvary Cemetery
PARENTS: Angela PRANGER of Spahn (a single mother)
the father was named on the baptismal record as Bernard MOEHLENKAMP genannt (called) SEBERS
EMIGRATION: 1867 - arrived Baltimore May 27, 1867 on the ship Fides
Bernard PRANGER 48 from Werpeloh to St. Louis
Christine 50, Angela 22, Elise 18
MARRIED: Christina MERTEN her entry
marriage: Nov 21, 1842, Soegel
CHILDREN: Angela PRANGER born Oct 2, 1844, Werpeloh, Soegel m. HECKMAN
Elisabeth PRANGER born 1849, Werpeloh, Soegel m. JANSEN
SOURCES: Bernard's approximate year and probable place of birth were known from the passenger list of the ship Fides. Soegel parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/baptism entry was found there for Bernard Heinrich.

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PRANGER, Bernard Heinrich
BORN: Sep 2, 1836 Berssen
DIED: Aug 25, 1876, buried St Clair County, IL, in St. Libory Cemetery
PARENTS: Johan PRANGER
Anna Margaretha AHE
EMIGRATION: 1867 - arrived Baltimore Jun 7, 1867 on the ship Leocadia
MARRIED: (1) Thecla ABELN her entry, widow of GERDES
marriage: Oct 28, 1869, St. Libory, St Clair County, IL
(2) Elisabeth RECKER, widow, born 1844, Willenburg, Laer
marr: 1871, St Libory, St Clair County, IL
CHILDREN: Herman Gerhard PRANGER born May 3, 1870, St. Libory; died following year
  Henricus Liborius PRANGER born 1872, IL; died same year
Clara Elisabeth PRANGER born 1874, IL; died 1874
Conrad Bernard PRANGER born born 1874, IL; died following year
Herman Heinrich PRANGER born born 1876, IL; died 1957
NOTES: 1870 IL census, Washington County, T2,R5
PRANGE, Bernard 35, Hannover, laborer
Thecla 32, Hannover
Gerhard 2/12 IL
SOURCES:

All information except for census was taken from Dr. Heinz Marxkors' book Emigrants from the area of the former County of Meppen. . . Hannover, emigrated to St. Libory, St. Clair County, IL.

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PRANGER, Conrad
BORN: Jul 6, 1835, Gross Berssen
DIED: Jun 30, 1880, Fort Wayne, Allen County, IN
PARENTS: Johan Wilhelm PRANGER
Anna Angela BERNSEN
EMIGRATION: 1864 - arrived NY Jul 28, 1864 on the ship Herzogin von Brabant
PRANGER (indexed TANGER) Conrad, 29, Gr Berssen to Fortwine [Ft Wayne]
Tecla OLTHUES, 29, from Hueven to Fortwine was listed just after him
MARRIED: Anna/Thekla ALTHAUS
marriage: Apr 10, 1865, Allen County, IN
  marriage index - Conrad Pranger and Anna Althouse
Fekla Pranger died Jan 28, 1905, Fort Wayne, IN, age 74
CHILDREN: William PRANGER born 1869, IN
NOTES: 1870 IN census, Allen County, Fort Wayne
PRANGER (indexed PRONGER), Conrad, 40, Prussia
Tekla, 40, Prussia
Wm 8/10, IN
  1880 IN census, Allen County, Fort Wayne
PRANGER, Conrad, 45, Germany
Lydia 45, Germany
Wm 11, IN
  1900 IN census, Allen County, Lake
PRANGER Wm 30, IN with his wife and children
Thakla/Thokla, mother, Jan 1835, OH!, wid, 1 of 1 ch living
SOURCES:

Conrad's year of birth was known from his age (45) at death. Because his parents and several siblings were buried in the same cemetery, the family was able to be identified in the online Berssen Ortsfamilienbuch which supplied Conrad's date and place of birth and parents' names. Information about wife, emigration and death was supplied by Bob Behnen.

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PRANGER, Conrad
BORN: Oct 21, 1846, Klein Berssen
DIED: Jun 29, 1934, St Clair County, IL
PARENTS: Johan Herman PRANGER
Gerdrut BRUNS
EMIGRATION: 1866 - arrived NY Apr 13, 1866 on ship Athena
  Berssen parish emigration list: Conrad PRANGER born Oct 21, 1846, son of Joh Hm PRANGER and Gerdrut BRUNS, emigrated in 1866
MARRIED: Maria SCHMITZ her entry, widow of Gd Hch WESTENDORF
marriage: Feb 4, 1873, St Libory, St Clair County, IL
NOTES: 1880 IL census, St Clair County, T2, R6, Hermantown
Conrad PRANGER [PRAUGER], 33, Hannover, Carpenter
Maria 40, Hannover, wife
  1900 IL census, St Clair County, Fayetteville twp, St Libory
PRANGER, Conrad, Oct 1846, Germany, marr 27 yrs, emgr 1866
Mary Apr 1840, Germany, 0 of 0 children living, emgr 1860
SOURCES:

All information about Conrad except for censuses 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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PRANGER, Elisabeth
BORN: Feb 22, 1849, Werpeloh (parish in Soegel)
PARENTS: Bernard PRANGER
Christina MERTEN
EMIGRATION: 1867 - arrived Baltimore May 27, 1867 on the ship Fides
Bernard PRANGER 48 from Werpeloh to St. Louis
Christine 50, Angela 22, Elise 18
MARRIED: William JANSEN
marriage: Nov 3, 1870, St. Louis, MO
SOURCES: Elisabeth's parents' names and her age (21) were on her marriage record at Sts Peter and Paul parish. Her probable place of birth was known from the passenger list of the ship Fides. Soegel parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/baptism entry was found there for Elisabeth.

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PRANGER, Gerhard Heinrich
BORN: Aug 20, 1842, Gross Stavern (parish in Soegel)
PARENTS: Bernard Heinrich PRANGER
Helena Catharine SCHNEIDERS
EMIGRATION: 1858 - arrived New Orleans Nov 25, 1858 on the ship Republic
PRANGER, Bern Hinr 57, Hanover to St. Louis
Helena Chatr 47, Joh Gerh 25, Amalia [Anna Maria] 23, Margaretha 21, Gerh Hinr 16, Herm Gerh 13, Joh Heinr 9, Adelheid 5.
MARRIED: Maria G MEYERS
marrige: Nov 18, 1868, Greene County, IL
NOTES: 1870 IL census, Greene County, Bluffdale Precinct
PRANGER,  G.H. 27, Hannover
M.G. 27, Hannover
B. G.  3/12,  IL
1880 IL census, Macoupin County, Western Mound
PRANGER, G.H, 38 Prussia
Mary G, 35  Prussia
Barnet J, 9  IL
Henry, brother, single  30 Prussia
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PRANGER, Hiram 35, Prussia, farmer
Catharine 29, Nassau
Lewis 2, Anna 1, both born IL
Ellen C PRANGER, 70, mother
1900 IL census, Greene County, Carrollton Precinct
PRANGER,  Gerhard, Aug 1857, Ger (1842),  42 (57)  marr 32 yr, emgr  1860
Mary, Oct  1845,  54,  Ger,  5 of 10 ch living, emigration unk
Frank  19, Herman  16, Mary  13, Annie  13,  all born IL
NOTE: Gerhard’s year of birth and age could not have been correct as found on this census - age 42 but married 32 years!! With year of birth and age inverted the info fits perfectly with Gerhard Heinrich’s birth info and marriage year.
RESEARCHERS: Dolores Rizzo (Imminggenealogy@aol.com) who supplied much of the information about this emigrant
SOURCES:

Censuses indicate that Gerhard H was born in Aug 1842-43 and that his mother was probably Ellen C (living nextdoor in 1880) and that he had certainly one brother Heinrich born ca 1850 and probably another one, Herman, born ca 1845. The years of birth for these 3 brothers and their names correspond with sons of Bd Hch Pranger and Helena C Schnieder.

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PRANGER, Gerhard Wilhelm
BORN: Jan 12, 1848, Werpeloh (parish in Soegel)
PARENTS: Bernard Heinrich PRANGER
Thecla SEGBERS
EMIGRATION: 1849 - arrived New Orleans Nov 26, 1849 on ship Leontine
Bernard PRANGER 36, Waperloh to St. Louis
Tecla 31, Calus 7, Bernd 4, Gerh W/H 3/4
MARRIED: unknown
NOTES: 1860 IA census, Lee County, Washington Twp
PRONGER, Barnard 48, Hannover
Takla 43, Hannover
Nicholas 19, Barnard 17, Wm 12, all born Hannover
Theodor 7, Mary 5, Anna 2, all born IA
SOURCES:

Wilhelm's parents' names and probable year and place of birth were known from the passenger list of the ship Leontine. Soegel parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Gerhard Wilhelm.

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PRANGER, Herman Gerhard
BORN: Sep 15, 1812 Berssen
DIED: Sep 16, 1848; buried St. Libory, St Clair County, IL
PARENTS: Conrad PRANGER
Adelheid MIDDENDORF
EMIGRATION: 1842 - arrived Baltimore May 10, 1842 on the ship Gustav
Herman Gerh PRANGER, 30, from Grossenberssen
MARRIED: Anna Margaretha SCHNIEDERJANS her entry
married Feb 10, 1847, St. Libory, St Clair County, IL
CHILDREN: Bernard PRANGER born 1848, IL
NOTES: for remarried wife and son
1850 IL census, Washington County, District 20
WILKINS, William 33, Germany, farmer
Margaret 33, Germany
Barney 3, Mary 8/12 both born IL
SOURCES:

All information except passenger list and census was from Dr. Heinz Marxkors' book Emigrants from the area of the former County of Meppen. Hannover, emigrated to St. Libory, St. Clair County, IL.

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PRANGER, Herman Gerhard
BORN: Aug 14, 1845, Gross Stavern (parish in Soegel)
PARENTS: Bernard Heinrich PRANGER
Helena Catharine SCHNEIDERS
EMIGRATION: 1858 - arrived New Orleans Nov 25, 1858 on the ship Republic
Bern Hinr 57, Hanover to St. Louis
Helena Chatr 47, Joh Gerh 25, Amalia (Anna Maria!) 23, Margaretha 21, Gerh Hinr 16, Herm Gerh 13, Joh Heinr 9, Adelheid 5
MARRIED: Catharine SCHMIDT born ca 1855, Nassau
marrige: Feb 2, 1876, Macoupin County, IL
CHILDREN: Lewis PRANGER born 1878, IL
Anna PRANGER born 1879, IL
Leo PRANGER born 1882, IL
Wm PRANGER born 1884, IL
Eliz PRANGER born 1886, IL
Petah PRANGER born 1887, IL
NOTES: 1870 IL census, Greene County, Bluffdale Pct
PRANGER, B H 70, Hannover
C. 62, H G 24, J H 21, A L 16, all born Hannover
  1880 IL census, Macoupin County, Wester Mound Pct
PRANGER, Hiram 35, Prussia
Cathaerine 25, Nassau
Lewis 2, Anna 1, both born IL
Ellen C, mother, widow, 70, Prussia
  1900 IL census, Macoupin County, Brusy Mound Pct
PRANGER H G, Dec 1845, Germany, marr 23 yrs, emgr 1858
Catherine, Apr 1856, Germany, emgr 1860
Leo 18, Wm 16, Lizzie 14, Petah 13, all born IL
  1910 IL census, Macoupin County, Carlinville City
PRANGER, Herman G 64, Germany
Kath 59, Germany, emgr 1856
Leo 27, Wm 26, Eliz 24, all born IL
RESEARCHERS: Dolores Rizzo (Imminggenealogy@aol.com) who supplied much of the information about this emigrant
SOURCES:

Gerhard's parents' names were known, probably from his marriage record. His approximate age of birth was known from censuses and the passenger list of the ship Republic. Siblings records had already been found in Soegel parish records so the same parish was checked again and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there also for Herman Gerhard.

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PRANGER, Herman Heinrich
BORN: Feb 10, 1839, Gross Berssen
DIED: Feb 1917, IN, buried Fort Wayne Catholic Cemetery
PARENTS: Johan Wilhelm PRANGER
Anna Angela BERNSEN
EMIGRATION: 1860
  note on baptismal record - auf Amerika gefahren 24.08.1860
MARRIED: Mary E
CHILDREN: John H PRANGER born 1876, IN
Nicolas E PRANGER born 1879, IN
Frank B PRANGER born 1881, IN
Theodore PRANGER born 1883, IN
Clemens J PRANGER born 1886, IN
NOTES: 1900 IN census, Allen County, Adams Twp
PRANGER, Harmon H, Feb 1839, Germany, marr 37 yrs, emgr 1860
Mary E, 56, IN, 10 of 14 children living
John H 24, Nicolas E 21, Frank B 19, Theodore 17, Clemens J 14, all born IN
SOURCES:

Herman's year of birth was known from his tombstone. Because his parents and several siblings were buried in the same cemetery, the family was able to be identified in the online Berssen Ortsfamilienbuch which supplied Herman Heinrich's date and place of birth and parents' names. Information about wife, children and emigration was from the 1900 census.

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PRENGER, Herman Heinrich
BORN: Jul 18, 1840, Neuringe, Bentheim (parish in Twist, Emsland)
PARENTS: Johan Heinrich PRENGER
Anna Maria Gesina WOLKEN
EMIGRATION: by 1850, perhaps in 1841
MARRIED: Maria Joanna BACKERS her entry
marriage: Apr 17, 1866, Taos, Cole County, MO
CHILDREN: Anna Maria Gesina PRENGER born 1867
Bernard Heinrich PRENGER born 1868
Anna Ges Cath PRENGER born 1871
John Henry PRENGER born 1873
Anton Bernard PRENGER born 1874
John PRENGER born ca 1877
Herman PRENGER born ca 1879
NOTES: 1850 MO census, Cole County
John H Prenger, 50, farm from Germ
Mary E, 49, Germ
John H, 18 Mary C 16, John A 13, Eliz 11, Herm H 9, born Germ
Anton 5, MO
1880 MO census, Cole County, Liberty Twp
PRINGER, Henry 36, farmer from Prussia
Anna J 35, Prussia
Mary 13, Catherine 9, Anton 6, John 3, Herman 1, all born MO
John 16, laborer born MO
SOURCES: Herman Heinrich's approximate year of birth was known from his age on the 1850 census. Names of the godparents of Herman Heinrich's children baptized (at least through 1874) at St Francis Xavier parish corresponded to the names of children of Johan Heinrich Prenger and Anna Maria Gesina Wolken or to their spouses. Those names had been found in the book Auswanderungsliste fuer die fruehere Pfarrgemeinde Twist in den Jahren 1838 - 1910 nach Amerika. The Prenger-Wolken couple also had a son Herman Heinrich born in 1840. Twist parish records were checked and a corresponding entry found there for Herman Heinrich. His marriage was also at St Francis Xavier parish.

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