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Rakers/Rockers/Roeckers (B - Helena)


RAKERS, ROCKERS, ROECKERS (B - Helena)

RAKERS, Bernard Heinrich
BORN: Oct 4, 1818, Gross Hesepe
PARENTS: Johan Heinrich RAKERS
Anna Maria Elisabeth RHEINERS (whose mother was Anne KLOENE)
1839 census - Gross Hesepe:
Herinr RACKERS 60 with wife Elisabeth KLAENE 56
Bd Heinr 20, H H 18, Marg 14, Elis 12, M Hel 3
EMIGRATION: probably 1848
Osnabrueck emigration index - the widow RAKERS emigrated in 1848 from Gross Hesepe with 5 children
MARRIED: Maria Magdelena ALBERS
marriage: Sep 12, 1865, St. Louis, MO
SOURCES: Bernard Heinrich's parents' names and his age were on his marriage record at Sts Peter and Paul parish. A corresponding entry was found for him on the 1839 Gross Hesepe census but on that document the mother's surname was KLAENE, different the mother's name on his marriage record which was RHEINERS. Gross Hesepe's parish records were checked and a baptismal entry was found for Bernard Heinrich whose parents had the same surnames as the parents on his marriage record (RAKERS and RHEINERS/RAINERS.) The marriage record of his parents, however, showed that the bride's mother's name was KLAENE. The reason that Bernard Heinrich's mother's name was changed from RAINERS to KLAENE on the 1839 census is not known.

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RAKERS, Bernard Heinrich
BORN: Oct 11, 1822, Ruehlertwist (parish in Twist)
PARENTS: Herman Heinrich RAKERS
Euphemia/Anna Margaretha SCHNIEDERS
EMIGRATION: mid-1850s
MARRIED: Anna/Helena Maria MOELLER her entry
CHILDREN: Anna Margaretha RAKERS, born 1849 Ruhlertwist
Euphemia Adelheid RAKERS, born 1852 in Ruhlertwist
John Gerhardt RACKERS, born 1856, Taos, MO
Hermann Henry RACKERS, born 1860, Taos, MO
Bernard Henry RACKERS, born 1863, Taos, MO
NOTES: 1860 MO census, Cole County, Liberty Twp, p. 299
B H RUCKERS, farmer from Germany
Anna 32, from Germany
John 4, born MO
Margaret 11, Adeline 9 born Germany
  1880 MO census, Cole County, Liberty Twp, p. 103a
RACKERS B Hy 57, farmer from Prussia
Anna M 57, Prussia
Henry 19, Bernard 17, MO
SOURCES: There was an entry for the family of Bernhard Heinrich Rakers, his wife Anna Maria Moeller and their 2 daughters in the book Auswanderungsliste fuer die fruehere Pfarrgemeinde Twist in den Jahren 1838 - 1910 nach Amerika which gave birthdates for each person. All of them corresponded to the ages of the B H Ruckers family on the 1860 MO census. Twist parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/baptism entry found there for Bernard Heinrich. The children born in Taos were baptized at St Francis Xavier parish.

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RAKERS, Bernard Herman
BORN: Jul 1, 1829, Ruehlertwist (parish in Twist)
DIED: Apr 24, 1883 in Taos, Cole County, MO, age 53
PARENTS: Gerhard Herman RAKERS
Maria Gesina LAMMERS
EMIGRATION: 1840 - arrived New Orleans Jan 2, 1841 on the ship Rebecca:
Herman RAKIS 68, farmer from Meppen, going to Missouri
with Gesina LAMMERS 48, Herman RAKIS 20, Catharine 16, Helen 13, Bernard 11
MARRIED: Anna Maria SANNING her entry
marriage: Apr 10, 1855 Taos, Cole County, MO
CHILDREN: Francis RACKERS born 1856, MO
Maria Anna Margaret RACKERS born 1858, MO, m. SCHULTE
Herman John RACKERS born 1861, MO, m. SCHEPPERS
Helena RACKERS born 1864, MO
NOTES: 1860 MO census, Cole County, Liberty Twp, p. 297
Bernard ROCKERS 32, farmer from Germany
Mary 25 from Germany
Frank 3, Margaret 1, born MO
1880 MO census, Cole county, Liberty Twp p 102b
RACKERS Bernard 50, from Prussia
listed with daughter's family
SCHULTE Ben 26, farmer born in MO
Anna M 20, MO, August 2/12, MO
RESEARCHERS: Grace Blank (BGrace3@aol.com)
Gus Sexton (Gussexton@aol.com), who has this emigrant in his online WorldConnect database.
SOURCES: Bernard Herman's date of birth and parents' names were found in the book Auswanderungsliste fuer die fruehere Pfarrgemeinde Twist in den Jahren 1838 - 1910 nach Amerika. His birth information had also been cofirmed by a professional researcher. The marriage, death and children's information came from Gus Sexton's online WorldConnect database (which, however, has different parents listed for Bernard Herman.)

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RAKERS, Euphemia Adelaide
BORN: May 19, 1852 Ruehlertwist (parish in Twist)
DIED: Dec 12, 1936, buried in Taos, Cole County, MO, St Francis Xavier Cemetery
PARENTS: Bernhard Heinrich RAKERS
Anna Maria MOELLER
EMIGRATION: mid-1850s
MARRIED: Joseph Herman Mathias FORCK born in MO
marriage: Sep 30, 1870 in Taos, Cole County, MO
CHILDREN: John B H FORCK born ca 1871, MO
John Gerhard FORCK born ca 1876, MO
John Frank FORCK born ca 1879, MO
NOTES: 1860 MO census, Cole County, Liberty Twp, p. 299
B H RUCKERS, farmer from Germany
Anna 32, from Germany
John 4, born MO
Margaret 11, Adeline 9 born Germany
1880 MO census, Cole County, Liberty Twp #48/48
FORK, Jos Herm 33 Carpenter born in MO
Ephemia 28 born Prussia
Jno B H 9, Jno Gerh 4, Jno Frank 1, all born in MO
SOURCES: Euphemia Adelheid's approximate year of birth was known from her age on censuses. An entry for her family had been identified in the book Auswanderungsliste fuer die fruehere Pfarrgemeinde Twist in den Jahren 1838 - 1910 nach Amerika which gave her birthdate and parents' names. That information was verified in Twist parish records. Euphemia Adelaid's marriage was at St Francis Xavier parish. Her full birthdate (but with year as 1851) was on her tombstone.

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ROCKERS, Euphemia Margarethe
BORN: Apr 27, 1835, Hesepertwist (parish in Twist)
PARENTS: Friederick KERPERIN ecu ROCKERS
Marie Catharine WOLKEN
EMIGRATION: 1840 - arrived New Orleans Jan 2, 1841 on the ship Rebecca
Herman ROHLKERS 48, farmer from Twist going to Jefferson City
Catharine WOLKEN 49 and children, Maria 22, Herman 20, Helen 19, Adelheid 17, Gerhard 14, Henry 12, John 9, Gesina 5 (must be Euph Margarethe)
MARRIED: unknown
NOTES: 1850 MO census, Cole County, p 65
Frederick ROCKERS 50, farmer from Germany
Mary C 53, Herman 22, John H 21, John Henry 18, Marg 17, all born Germany
next door is
Henry H ROCKES 28, laborer from Germany listed alone
RESEARCHERS: Gus Sexton (gussexton@aol.com) who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database
SOURCES: Margarethe's parents' names and her approximate year of birth were known from the 1850 census With that information she was identified on an entry for her family in the book Auswanderungsliste fuer die fruehere Pfarrgemeinde Twist in den Jahren 1838 - 1910 nach Amerika which listed her exact birthdate and place of birth. Twist parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/baptismal entry was found there for Euphemia Margarethe.
RAKERS, Euphemia Maria Catharine
BORN: Apr 7, 1828 Ruehlertwist (baptized in Twist)
DIED: before April 1869 when her husband remarried
probably Jan 8, 1869 (uxor WILBES mortua), Taos, Cole County, MO
PARENTS: Herman Heinrich RAKERS
Anna Margaretha SCHNIEDERS
EMIGRATION: by 1855
MARRIED: Bernard Heinrich/Herman WILBERS
marriage: Aug 27, 1855 in Taos, MO
CHILDREN: Maria Marg WILBES born 1858, Taos, Cole Co, MO; died young
Maria Margaret WILBES born 1861, Taos, Cole Co, MO; died young
John Bernard WILBES born 1864, Taos, Cole Co, MO; died young
John Herman WILBES born 1867, Taos, Cole Co, MO
NOTES: 1860 MO census, Cole County, p. 299
WILBERS, B H 27, farmer from Germany
Catharine 29, Germany
Carrot RUCKERS 24, Laborer from Germany
for husband and his second wife
1870 MO census, Cole County, p. 282
WILBERS, Bernard 37, Prussia
Mary 20, Prussia
Herman 3, Gerard 4/12 both born in MO
RESEARCHERS: Edith S who has this emigrant in her WorldConnect database
SOURCES: Maria Catharine's parents' names and her date of birth were known from Edith S' WorldConnect database. That information was then verified in Twist parish records where a corresponding birth/baptism entry was found for her close to the date in the database. Her marriage was at St Francis Xavier parish and the children were baptized in the same parish. Her death record was also found there.

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RAKERS, George Albert
BORN: Dec 24, 1866, Emlichheim, Bentheim
DIED: Dec 21, 1930, Quincy, Adams County, IL, buried Calvary Cemetery
PARENTS: Albert Johan RAKERS
Margaretha Adelheid LUETTEL
EMIGRATION: 1890
MARRIED: Josephine Gertrude STRUNK born 1867 Quincy, IL
marriage: 1895 in Quincy
CHILDREN: Hilda RAKERS born 1898, IL
Selma RAKERS born 1900, IL
Louis RAKERS born 1902, IL
Hubert RAKERS born 1904, IL
Amelia RAKERS born 1906, IL
Stella RAKERS born IL
NOTES: 1900 IL census, Adams County, Quincy
Rakers, George, Dec 1868, Germany, emgr 1890
1910 IL census, Adams County, Quincy
RAKERS, George, 42, Germany, m. 15 yr, emgr 1880
Josephine, 41, IL 6/6 ch
Hilda 12, Selma 10, Louis 8, Hubert 6, Amelia? 4, Stella?, all born IL
SOURCES:

Information about George's birth and parents (from parish records in Germany) was found on a Rakers family outline acquired by a family researcher. The outline also supplied information about George's wife and his death.

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ROECKERS, Gerhard Bernard (J)
BORN: November 19, 1869, Helte (parish in Bokeloh)
DIED: Aug 31, 1951, Gardenville, St Louis County, MO; buried Resurrection Cemetery, St Louis
PARENTS: Johan Herman ROECKERS
Maria Gesina SCHULTE
EMIGRATION: 1891 - probably arriving NY Nov 18, 1891 on the ship Waesland
ROCKERS, Bernard 20, Holland to Cincinnati
Herman 24
MARRIED: (1) Catherine FARWEG died 1897, St Louis, MO
marriage: May 8, 1896 St. Louis, MO
(2) Bernardine MATHIAS
marriage: Feb 16, 1899 St. Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Caroline ROECKERS born 1897, MO, marr. George STECK
NOTES: biographical sketch for Bernard J Roeckers
1900 MO census, St Louis
ROECKERS, Bernard, Nov 1869, Germany, marr 1 year, emgr 1891
Berdina, Oct 1862, Germany, emgr 1888
Caroline, Feb 1897, MO
SOURCES:

Bernard's date and place of birth were noted in a bio-sketch for him. Bokeloh parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Gerhard Bernard.

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RAKERS, Gerhard Heinrich
BORN: Jan 11, 1843, Nieuw Schoonebeek, Holland (parish in Twist, Emsland)
DIED: February 6, 1922 at Oconee, Shelby County, IL
PARENTS: Gerhard Herman RAKERS
Anna Margaretha WUEBBELS
EMIGRATION: 1868-70
MARRIED: (1) Anna Maria Helena POLLMAN her entry
marriage: Jun 13, 1878, Shelby County, IL
(2) Euphemia Maria POLLMANN her entry
marriage: Jan 11, 1881, Shelby County, IL
CHILDREN: Margaret RAKERS born 1884, IL
Herman RAKERS born 1886, IL
Ben RAKERS born 1887, IL
Henry RAKERS born 1889, IL
Mary RAKERS born 1892, IL
John RAKERS born 1895, IL
Cath RAKERS born 1896, IL
NOTES: 1900 IL census, Shelby County, Oconee Twp
RAKER, Henn born Jun 1844, Germany, marr 20 years, emgr 1870
Mary born Oct 1862 at sea, 7 or 7 children living, emgr 1862
Margaret 16, Herman 14, Bennie 13, Henry 11, Mary 8, John 5, Catharine 4
  1910 IL census, Shelby County, Oconee Twp
RAKERS, Henry 67, Holand, parents born Germ
Mary, 50, place of birth ** (which presumably means at sea)
Marg 27, Herm 25, Ben 23, Henr 20, may 18, John 16, Cath 14, all born in IL
RESEARCHERS: Rev David H Kraus
SOURCES:

Gerhard Heinrich's date of birth was known to family researcher Rev. Kraus. His date of birth, and parents' names were also noted in the book Auswanderungsliste fuer die fruehere Pfarrgemeinde Twist in den Jahren 1838 - 1910 nach Amerika. Twist parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Gerhard Heinrich.

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RAKERS, Gerhard Heinrich
BORN: Sep 11, 1852, Brockhausen (parish in Lingen)
DIED: May 16, 1937, Aviston, Clinton County, IL
PARENTS: Johan Heinrich RAKERS
Maria Adelheid HERMES
EMIGRATION: 1885 - arrived Apr 1, 1885 (port not mentioned) on the ship Hermann:
Heinr RAKERS 32, farmer from Prussia to USA, with Agnes 24, Caroline 6, Heinrich 3, Maria 9 mo
other RAKERS on same ship: Maria 62, Theresa 17, Albert 16
MARRIED: Maria Agnes REINERMANN her entry
CHILDREN: Anna Maria Carolina RAKERS born 1879 Huevede, Bramsche
Joh Hch RAKERS born 1881, Huevede, Bramsche m. BRUEGGEMAN
Anna Maria RAKERS born 1884, Huevede, Bramsche
and 11 more children born in Aviston, IL
SOURCES: Most of the information for this emigrant came from Bob Rakers of Cole County, MO (a different Rakers line.) A corresponding entry was found for Heinrich in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika which gave his date (same date but a year later than family source) and place of birth, parrents' names, wife's name and year of emigration. The passenger list information was from the FTM cd index to the Germans to America series.

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RAKERS, Gerhard Herman
BORN: baptized Jul 23, 1774 in Gross Hesepe
DIED: 1840-50, probably in Taos, Cole County, MO
The family believes he died within a few years of his arrival in Taos in 1841 but no record of his death has yet been found. His wife was listed without him on the 1850 census.
PARENTS: Johan Bernard RAKERS
Adelheid ROTTGERS
EMIGRATION: 1840 - arrived New Orleans Jan 2, 1841 on the ship Rebecca:
Herman RAKIS 68, farmer from Meppen, going to Missouri
with Gesina LAMMERS 48, Herman RAKIS 20, Catharine 16, Helen 13, Bernard 11
MARRIED: Maria Gesina LAMMERS her entry
marriage: May 1, 1811, Twist
CHILDREN: Joh Hch RAKERS born 1812, Ruehlertwist, m. KOCKS
Maria Adl RAKERS born 1815, Ruehlertwist
M Cath RAKERS born 1817, Ruehlertwist
Joh Bd Rakers born 1818, Ruehlertwist m. THALKEN
J Herman RAKERS born 1821, Ruehlertwist
M Catharine RAKERS born 1824, Ruehlertwist m. ROTHOVE
A Helen RAKERS born 1826, Ruehlertwist
Bernrd Herm RAKERS born 1829, Ruehlertwist, m. SANNING
NOTES: Grace Blank (Bgrace3@aol.com), a descendant
Gus Sexton (Gussexton@aol.com), who has this emigrant in his online WorldConnect database.
SOURCES: Gerhard Herman's birthdate and parents' names had been confirmed in Hesepe and Twist records by a professional researcher. Five of the children were listed with their dates of birth in the book Auswanderungsliste fuer die fruehere Pfarrgemeinde Twist in den Jahren 1838 - 1910 nach Amerika. Gus Sexton's WorldConnect database lists all but the last child (born in 1829.)

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RAKERS, Gerhard Herman
BORN: Oct 17, 1808, Ruehlertwist (parish in Twist)
DIED: Feb 3, 1888, Oconee, Shelby County, IL
PARENTS: Johann Herman RAKERS
Maria Thecla OTTEN
EMIGRATION: 1868
MARRIED: Anna Margaretha WUEBBELS her entry
CHILDREN: Johan Herman RAKERS born 1838, died 1870
Johann Gerhard RAKERS born 1839, died 1839
Johann Geert RAKERSborn 1840 died 1870
Gerhard Heinr RAKERS born 1843, died 1922, m. POLLMAN
Bernard Heinr RAKERS born 1846, died 1907, m. AHRENS
Anna Maria Tekla RAKERS born 1852, died 1923m. POLLMAN
Gerhard Herman RAKERS born 1856, died 1941, m. WESSELS
Maria Helena RAKERS born 1860, died 1894, m. JANNINK
RESEARCHERS: Mary Kay Seymour (mkcmour@cox.rr.com)
SOURCES: Gerhard Herman's date and place of birth and death, his parents' names, his wife's name and year of emigration were supplied by family researcher Mary Kay Seymour. A second source for much of the same information was a document given to Bob Rakers (different Rakers line in Cole County MO) by George Rakers which showed that the source for the birthdate was the parish records of Twist. The childrens' names were also from that document of George Rakers.

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ROCKERS, Gerhard Herman Johan
BORN: Mar 31, 1826 Hesepertwist (parish in Twist)
DIED: Sep 24, 1873, Scipio, Anderson County, KS
PARENTS: Herman Friederick ROCKERS
Anna Marie Catharine WOLKEN
EMIGRATION: 1840 - arrived New Orleans Jan 2, 1841 on the ship Rebecca
Herman ROHLKERS 48, farmer from Twist going to Jefferson City
Catharine WOLKEN 49 and ROHLKERS children, Maria 22, Herman 20, Helen 19, Adelheid 17, Gerhard 14, Henry 12, John 9, Gesina 5
MARRIED: Maria Gesina WOLKEN her entry
marriage: May 9, 1854, Taos, Cole County, MO
CHILDREN: A M Cath ROECKERS born 1855, Taos, MO
Frederick Herm Henry ROECKERS born 1856, Taos, MO
John Herman ROECKERS born 1859, Taos, MO
John H ROECKERS born ca 1861, Cole County, MO
Mary Anna ROCKERS born 1861, Cole County, MO
Adelheid (Ellen) ROCKERS born 1865, Scipio, KS
John Bernard ROCKERS born 1867, Scipio, KS
Margaret ROCKERS born ca 1869, MO
NOTES: 1860 MO census, Cole County, Liberty Twp, p. 314
Herman RUCKERS 33, farmer from Germany
Mary 23, from Germany
Cath 6, Henry 4, Herman 1, all born in MO
RESEARCHERS: Gus Sexton (Gussexton@aol.com) who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database.
SOURCES: Gerhard Herman's parents' names were not on his marriage record at St Francis Xavier parish but his approximate year of birth was known from his age on the 1860 census. That date corresponded with the age of a child named Gerhard ROHLKERS on the Rebecca. The godmother for his firstborn child was Anna Maria SANDT (born ROCKERS), a daughter of the same family also on the Rebecca. Gerhard Herman's parents' names and probable place of birth were known from that passenger list so the Twist parish records were checked and a corresponding baptismal entry was found there for Gerhard Herman Johan. The first three children were baptized at St Francis Xavier parish in Taos. Information about children born 1861-69 was taken from Gus Sexton WorldConnect database which was also the source of Gerhard Herman's death information.

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RAKERS, Hendrika Euphemia
BORN: Aug 30, 1866, Esche, Bentheim- baptized same day in Neuenhaus, Bentheim
DIED: Feb 19, 1939 in Indianapolis, Center Township, Marion County, IN; buried St Joseph's Cemetery
PARENTS: Johan Herman RAKERS
Anna Maria FELDMANN
EMIGRATION: 1880
MARRIED: Hendrikus Antonius TEIPEN born 1859, Denekamp NL
marriage: Jun 14, 1887, Indianapolis, Marion County, IN
CHILDREN: M Eliz TEIPEN born 1888, IN
Henry Hm TEIPEN born 1889, IN
Jos Frank TEIPEN born 1891, IN
A Cath TEIPEN born 1893, IN
Eliz Cath TEIPEN born 1895, IN
Rose Cath TEIPEN born 1898, IN
M Hel TEIPEN born 1900, IN
Henry Ant TEIPEN born 1903, IN
Marg Johanna TEIPEN born 1906, IN
NOTES: 1920 IN census, Marion County
TEIPEN, Anthony 66, Holland, emgr 1880
Henrietta 55, Hannover, emgr 1880
Anthony 16, Marg 13 both born IN
  1930 IN census, Marion County
TEIPEN, Henrietta, age 64, widow, born Holland, emgr 1880
listed with Cunningham family, wife, Marg M age 23, probably Henrietta's daughter
family preceeding was Henry A Teipen 26
RESEARCHERS: Sharon Butsch Freeland who has this emigrant in her WorldConneect database
SOURCES:

Hendrika Euphemia's date and place of birth and parents' names were found in Sharon Butsch Freeland's WCdb. Information from a family researcher from baptismal records gave the date one day later, with place and parents the same. Information about spouse, children and death was from the WCdb

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