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.. Emslanders to the American Mid-West
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Remker/Ramke, Renemann, Rensen/Rensing, Reverman


REMKER, RAMKE

RAMKE, Bernard Heinrich
BORN: Mar 29, 1864, Klosterholte, Bokeloh, baptized in Bawinkel
DIED: between arrival in the US in 1864 and the 1870 census when his family listed without him
PARENTS: Johan Bernard RAMKE
Christina SPRENGER
EMIGRATION: 1864 - arrived Baltimore Nov 8, 1864 on the ship Astronom
RAMKE, Bernhard 29, Hannover to Cincinnati
Maria 20, Bd ½
RAMKE, Maria 60, mother
Helena 17, Wm 27
MARRIED: never married - died as infant
NOTES: for parents and siblings
1870 IA census, Butler County, Dayton twp
REMKER, Barnert 34, Hannover
Krester 25, Hannover
Theodore 4, Bernard 1, both born WI
SOURCES:

Bernard's approximate year of birth and his parents' names were known from the passenger list of the ship Astronom. Because his parents had been married in Bokeloh that parish's records were checked and corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there indicating his baptism took place in the neighboring parish of Bawinkel.

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RAMKE, Helena Adelheid
BORN: June 11, 1847, Laxten (parish in Lingen)
DIED: Mar 22, 1903, Haverhill, IA
PARENTS: Gerhard Heinrich RAMKE
Maria Gertrud BRINKER
EMIGRATION: 1863 with her parents
MARRIED: Herman Wilhelm KNOLL his entry
married Oct 1867, Menominee, Jo Daviess County, IL
CHILDREN: Mary Gertrude KNOLL born 1869, IA
Agnes Christine KNOLL born 1870, IA
Herman Bernard KNOLL born 1871, IA
William Bernard KNOLL born 1873, Jo Daviess County, IL
Bernard J KNOLL born 1876, Jo Daviess County, IL
Helena KNOLL born 1877, Jo Daviess County, IL
Joseph Sylvester KNOLL born 1879, Jo Daviess County, IL
Gerhard Henry KNOLL born 1882, Jo Daviess County, IL
Kanterine Anna KNOLL born 1883, Jo Daviess County, IL
Rose Anna KNOLL born 1887, Jo Daviess County, IL
RESEARCHERS: Dave Halm (davehalm@netins.net) who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database
SOURCES: Helena Adelheid's date and place of birth and her parents' names were stated in Dave Halm's World Connect database. Lingen parish's records was checked and a birth/baptism entry found there for Helena Adelheid. Information about death, emigration, marriage and children was all from Dave Halm's WorldConnect database.

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REMKER (RAMKE), Herman
BORN: Apr 12, 1843, Biene (parish in Lingen)
PARENTS: Gerhard Heinrich RAMKE
Maria Gertrude BRINKER
EMIGRATION: 1865 - arrived Nov 11, 1865 on the ship Iris
Herman RAMKE 22, Biene, Germany to Galena
MARRIED: never married
NOTES: He was isted on the 1895 census in Marshall County, IA - age 52
RESEARCHERS: Dave Halm (davehalm@netins.net) who has this emigrant in his online WorldConnect database
SOURCES: All information was from Dave Halm. Herman's date and place or birth, parents' names and emigration information had been found in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika.

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RAMKE, Johan Bernard
BORN: Aug 10, 1835, Herzford (parish in Schepsdorf)
DIED: Dec 17, 1921, Greene, Butler County, IA, buried Rose Hill Cemetery
PARENTS: Gerhard Heinrich RAMKE
Anna Maria BRINKER
EMIGRATION: 1864 - arrived Baltimore Nov 8, 1864 on ship Astronom
RAMKE, Bernhard 29, Hannover to Cincinnati
Maria 20, Bd ½
RAMKE, Maria 60, mother
Helena 17, Wm 27
RAMKE, Adl 17 was listed separately on the PL
MARRIED: Christina SPRENGER her entry
marriage: Jul 28, 1863, Bokeloh
CHILDREN: Bd Hch RAMKE born Mar 29, 1864, Klosterholte
Theodore RAMKER born 1865, WI
Bernard RAMKER born 1866, WI
Helena RAMKER born 1870, IA
Josephine RAMKER born 1873, IA
Laura RAMKER born 1875, IA
Della RAMKER born 1876, IA
Clara RAMKER born 1879, IA
Arthur James (Otto) RAMKER born 1892, IA
NOTES: 1870 IA census, Butler County, Dayton twp
REMKER, Barnert 34, Hannover
Krester 25, Hannover
Theodore 4, Bernard 1, both born WI
  1880 IA census, Butler County, Dayton twp
RAMKER, Bernard 45, Hannover, farmer
Gustina 34, Hannover
Theodore 14, Bd 12, Lena 9, Josei 7, Laura 5, Dellie 3, Clara 20mo
  1900 IA census, Butler County, Dayton
RAMKER, Benhard Aug 1835, Germany, marr 36 yrs, emgr 1864
Chrisitine Mar 1845, Germany, 7 of 10 ch living, emgr 1864
Clara (age?), Della 23, Otto 8,
listed after SPRINGER family
RESEARCHERS: John Mara and Dave Halm who have this emigrant in their WorldConnect databases
SOURCES:

Bernard's date and place of birth (as Lingen) and parents' names were noted in John Mara's WCdb. Lingen parish records were checked without success. Because his wife had been born in Bokeloh that parish's records were checked and a marriage record was found there for them which noted date and place of birth and parents' names for bride and groom. Schepsdorf parish records were then checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Johan Bernard. Information about children born in the US and death was from the WCdbs.

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RENEMANN

RENEMANN, Maria Caroline
BORN: Dec 14, 1844, Brockhausen (parish in Lingen)
DIED: Oct 15, 1925, Carlyle, Clinton County, IL, buried St Mary's Cemetery
PARENTS: Gerhard Heinrich REENEMANN
Maria Adelheid KAHL
EMIGRATION: 1871
MARRIED: Leopold DETERS born 1852, Assendelft, Holland; died 1924, Carlyle
marriage: Nov 8, 1875, St Louis County, MO
CHILDREN: Henry Joseph DETERS born 1876, St Louis, MO; m. Anna ILGES
Mar Theresa DETERS b. 1878, St Louis, MO; m. Jos LANGHAUSER; d. 1951, IL
Hm Bd DETERS born 1880, St Louis, MO; m. M C VON BOKEL; died 1960, IL
Maria Helena DETERS born 1882, St Louis, MO
Anton DETERS born 1885, St Louis, MO
An Thereesa DETERS b. 1887, St Louis, MO; m. Frk ORTMANN; died 1980, IL
NOTES: 1880 MO census, St Louis
DETERS, Leo P, 27, Holland, Dairy Man
Caroline, 33, Germany
Joseph 4, Mary 2, Lilli 1, both born MO
John PEUSHING Holl, painter
H W MOELMAS, other, 76, Germany
RESEARCHERS: Franklyn Prieskop who supplied information about this emigrant
SOURCES:

Maria Carolina's date and place of birth were supplied by Franklyn Prieskop. Lingen parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for her. Her parents' names as noted above were taken from that document.

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RENSING

RENSING, Anna Maria
BORN: Sep 23, 1835, Holland (both parents born in Emsland)
PARENTS: Johan Heinrich RENSING (born in Bawinkel, died in Slagharen)
Anna Aleid TEUNIS/TONNIES (born Dalum, died in Clinton County, IL)
EMIGRATION: 1846 - arrived New Orleans Nov 19, 1846 on ship Wakema/Wakona
Jan Gerard WELLEN 25, farmer, with wife Anna Lydia 46, and step-children (born RENSING) Anna Maria 11, Gerard Hendriks 9, Hermanus 5
MARRIED: Johan Bernard WELLEN his entry
marriage: 1853, Germantown
CHILDREN: Anna WELLEN born 1854, IL
Margaret WELLEN born 1858, IL
Mary WELLEN born 1861, IL
Gerhard WELLEN born 1863, IL
Bernhard WELLEN born 1866, IL
Henry WELLEN born 1869 IL
NOTES: 1850 IL census, Clinton County (online page 3 #210-211)
John WELLIN 27, farmer from Germany
Anna 50, Mary 14, Henry 12, Harman 8, all born Germany
1870 IL census, Clinton County, p. 379
WILLEN, John Bernard 48, farm laborer from Hannover, with wife Anna Mary 34, born Holland, Anna 16, IL, Margaret 12, Mary 9, Gerhard 7, Bernhard 4, Henry 1 all children born IL; (they were listed just after John Gerhard Willen who was married to Anna Maria's mother)
RESEARCHERS: Diana Rensing (Rensing512@aol.com)
SOURCES: Anna Maria's date of birth in Holland and her parents' names and place of birth in Emsland were known from Dutch records. Her emigration year, the ship name and her marriage information were from family researcher Diana Rensing. Passenger names and ages were from passenger list of the Wakema/Wakona on microfilm. Children's names were from the 1870 census.

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RENSING, Catharine Anna Adelaide
BORN: Nov 2, 1838, Slagharen, Holland (her parents were Emslanders)
DIED: Mar 17, 1886, buried St. Felicitas cemetery, Beaver Prairie, Clinton County, IL
PARENTS: Johan Herman RENSING (born in Lindloh/Ruetenbrock)
Helena Aleida KRUEGER/KRIEGER (born in Clusorth/Bawinkel)
EMIGRATION: 1839 - arrived New Orleans Jan 27, 1840, on ship Louise Friedericke,
J.H.RENSING (only head of household was listed, no age) farmer traveling from Schlagharen, with wife and children
MARRIED: Johan Albert ABKE (APKEN) his entry
marriage Feb 17, 1857, Germantown, Clinton County, IL, St. Boniface Church
CHILDREN: Herman ABKEN born ca 1857, IL (possibly same as Henry below)
Henry APKEN born ca 1862, IL
NOTES: 1870 IL census, Clinton County, (Damiansville) p. 374
APKEN, John A 39, farmer from Hannover
Anna A, 31, Holland, Henry, 8, IL
RESEARCHERS: Diana Rensing (Rensing512@aol.com)
SOURCES: All information was received from Diana Rensing. Catharine Anna Adelaide's birth had been confirmed in Slagharen records and her parents births had been confirmed in parish records of Bawinkel and Ruetenbrock..

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RENSING, Gerhard Heinrich
BORN: Nov 7, 1837, Slagharen, Holland (parents were Emslanders)
DIED: Oct 21, 1913, Germantown, Clinton County, IL, buried in St. Boniface Cemetery
PARENTS: Johan Heinrich RENSING born Plankorth/Bawinkel
Anna Aleid TEUNIS born Dalum/Gross Hesepe
EMIGRATION: 1846 from Slagharen, Holland - arrived New Orleans Nov 19, 1846 on ship Wakona/Wakema age 9
Jan Gerard WELLEN 25, farmer, with wife Anna Lydia 46, and step-children (born RENSING) Anna Maria 11, Gerard Hendriks 9, Hermanus 5
MARRIED: Mary Anna (or Anna Maia) KAULING from Prussia
marriage: Nov 6, 1860 Germantown, IL
CHILDREN: Anna RENSING born ca 1861
Mary Elizabeth RENSING born 1863
Catharine (Kate) RENSING born 1864
Bernard John RENSING born 1867
John Bernard RENSING born 1869
Martin RENSING born 1874
Theresa RENSING born 1875
Theresa RENSING born 1876
Martin A. RENSING born 1878
Julius Gerard RENSING born 1881
Emma Catharine RENSING born 1884
Henry Charles A. RENSING born 1888
Anna Mathilda (Tillie) born 1890
NOTES: 1870 IL census, Clinton County, p. 372
RENSING, GH 32, farmer from Holland
Anne 28 from Prussia, Anna 9, Mary 7, Catharine 5, Bernhard 3, John 1
RESEARCHERS: Diana Rensing (Rensing512@aol.com)
SOURCES: Diana Rensing supplied all information. Gerhrd Heinrich's brith had been verified in Slagharen records and his father's birh was verified in Bawinkel parish records. His mother's place of birth was from Slagharen records. The marriage was at St. Boniface parish.

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RENSING, Johan Herman (sr)
BORN: Oct 25, 1809, Lindloh (parish in Ruetenbrock)
DIED: Nov 27, 1876, Damiansville, Clinton County, IL
PARENTS: Gerhard Heinrich RENSING
Maria Dorothea SCHEMAN
EMIGRATION: he moved to Slagharen, Holland ca 1830-33
then emigrated from there to America in 1839 - arrived New Orleans Jan 27, 1840 on ship Louise Friedericke:
J.H.RENSING (no age) farmer traveling from Schlagharen
with wife and children (unnamed)
they settled in Damiansville, Clinton County, IL
MARRIED: (1) Helena Aleida KRIEGER her entry
(2) Marie Catherine KORTE from Westfalen
marriage: Feb 1, 1853, Germantown, Clinton County, IL, St. Boniface
CHILDREN: Maria Aleida RENSING born 1833; Slagharen; died 1844, IL
John Herman Jr RENSING born 1836, Slagharen, ; died 1920, KS
Cath Anna Adleida RENSING born 1838, Slagharen
Henry Herman RENSING born 1841, Germantown, IL; died 1925
Maria Anna RENSING born 1844, Germantown, IL; died 1844
Maria Adelaide RENSING born Germantown, 1844, IL; died 1845
Helen RENSING born 1846, IL; died 1846
Anna Catharine RENSING born 1849, IL; died 1858
Maria Anna RENSING born Oct 29, 1854, IL; died 1880
John William RENSING born 1857, IL; died 1917, IL
Mary Anna RENSING born 1859
John Bernard RENSING born 1860, IL; died 1880, IL
August RENSING born 1865
August Daniel RENSING born 1867; died 1845
NOTES: 1850 Clinton County census #195-96 (Damiansville)
J. H. RANSON 38, farmer from Germany
Eleanor, 40, John 14, Ardalite 12, all born in Germany,
Henry 9, Mary 4, Catharine 1, all born in IL
1870 IL census, Clinton County, pl 381 (Damiansville)
John H 61, farmer from Hannover
Catharine 40, HO, Anna 15, IL, William 12, Bernhard 9, August 3
RESEARCHERS: Diane Rensing (Rensing512@aol.com)
Jean Zacha Koehler
(jeanzk@mindspring.com)
SOURCES: Information was all received from Diana Rensing or taken  from the online WorldConnect database of Jean Zacha Koehler. John Herman's birth had been confirmed in Ruetenbrock parish records. His second wife was listed as COTTLE in the Clinton county marriage index.

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RENSING, Johan Herman
BORN: Apr 29, 1842, Slagharen, Holland (parents were from Emsland)
DIED: Apr 28, 1904, Damiansville, Clinton County, IL
PARENTS: Johan Heinrich RENSING born in Bawinkel, died in Slagharen
Anna Aleid TEUNIS born in Dalum, died in Clinton County
EMIGRATION: 1846 - arrived New Orleans Nov 19, 1846 on ship Wakema/Wakona
Jan Gerard WELLEN 25, farmer, with wife Anna Lydia 46, and step-children (born RENSING) Anna Maria 11, Gerard Hendriks 9, Hermanus 5
MARRIED: Mary Anna (Anna Maria Adelheidl) PELSTERING
marriage: May 28, 1867, Aviston, Clinton County, IL
CHILDREN: Anna Marie RENSING (1868-1942)
Anthony (Anton) RENSING (1870-1950)
Mary Catherine RENSING (1872-)
Anna Marie Theresa RENSING (1874-1896)
Helen RENSING (1876-1883)
John Albert (1878-1953)
Herman RENSING Henry (1880-1954)
John Joseph RENSING (1882-1883)
Franciska Catherine RENSING (1884-1884)
Bernard Joseph (Ben) RENSING (1885-1963)
Wilhelmina Catherine RENSING (Mina) (1888-1967)
Mary Louise Theresa RENSING (1889-1890)
Anna Elizabeth Lizzie RENSING (1891-1972)
NOTES: 1860 IL Census, Clinton County:
WELLEN, John age 36, farmer born Germany, with wife Anna age 60, born Germany, and step-son RENSING, Herman age 18
1870 IL census, Clinton County, (Damiansville) p. 380
RENSING, John H, 28 farmer from Holland
Mary 23, IL, Anna 1, Anthony 11/12
RESEARCHER: Diana Rensing (Rensing512@aol.com)
SOURCES: Johan Herman's date of birth in Holland and his parents' names and place of birth in Emsland were known from Dutch records. His emigration year, the ship name and his marriage information and children's information were from family researcher Diana Rensing. The marriage was at St Francis of Assisi parish.

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RENSING, Johan Herman (jr)
BORN: Jul 23, 1836, Slagharen, Holland (his parents were Emslanders)
DIED: Sep 21, 1920, Chanute, Neosho County, KS
PARENTS: Johan Herman RENSING  born in Lindloh, Ruetenbrock
Helena Adelheid KRUEGER (KRIGER) born in Clusorth, Bawinkel
EMIGRATION: arrived New Orleans Jan 27, 1840 on the ship Louise Friedericke,
J.H.RENSING, (the father, no age), farmer traveling from Slagharen with family   (children on list were not mentioned by name)
MARRIED: (1) Mary Adelheid HEIDEMANN born 1838; died 1874, IL
marriage: Nov 22, 1859, Germantown, Clinton County, IL
(2) Magdalena Amelia STOLTZING, born ca 1847, IL
marriage: Nov 23, 1875, Damiansville, Clinton County, IL
CHILDREN: John Herman RENSING born 1860 IL; died 1938, OR
Mary Katherine RENSING born 1862 IL; died 1944, KS
Henry RENSING born 1864, IL; died 1930, NM
Elizabeth RENSING born 1866, IL; died 1945, KS
Theodore RENSING born 1868, IL; died 1939, KS
Joseph Clarence RENSING born 1871, IL; died 1951, KS
Aloysius RENSING born 1874, IL; died 1956, KS
George R RENSING born 1876; died 1909
Ann RENSING born 1879; died 1965
William RENSING born 1881; died 1954
Bertha Magdalena RENSING born 1883; died 1962
Francis J RENSING born 1885; died 1907
Julius Edward RENSING born 1891; died 1963
Fred Paul RENSING born 1895; died 1895
RESEARCHERS: Diane Rensing (Rensing512@aol.com)
SOURCES: Diana RENSING supplied all of the info. John Herman's birth information had come from Slagharen records. The births of his parents were confirmed in Ruetenbrock and Bawinkel records. The marriage in 1859 was at St Baonface parish and in 1875 at St Damian parish.

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RENSEN, Johan Wilhelm
BORN: Sep 16, 1803, baptized in Klein Berssen
DIED: Sep 21, 1843, St. Louis, MO, age 40
PARENTS: Joannes Lucas RENSEN
Gesina KEUETER
EMIGRATION: 1842 - arrived Baltimore May 10, 1842 on the ship Gustav
Wm RENSEN, 38, from Grossenberssen
with Engel, age 33 from Grossenbersen
Emigration index in Osnabrueck - Johan RENSEN from Gross Bersen, age 39, emigrated in 1842 with wife Engel
MARRIED: Engel
SOURCES: Johan Wilhelm's approximate year of birth was known from his age given on his death record at the Old Cathedral and from his age on the passenger list of the ship Gustav which also named his last place of residence. The records of Klein Berssen parish were checked and a baptismal entry for Johan Wilhelm was found there. His parents' names were taken from that record.

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REVERMAN, Maria Elisabeth
BORN: Aug 27, 1838, Messingen
DIED: Apr 26, 1906, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH
PARENTS: Johan Heinrich REVERMAN
Maria Adelheid WILMES
EMIGRATION: 1860 - arr Baltimore Oct 26, 1860 on ship Schiller
MARRIED: Johan Gerhard WESSLING his entry
marriage: Jan 3, 1861, Cincinnati, OH
CHILDREN: George WESSELING born 1860, OH
Henry WESSELING born ca 1864, OH
Mary K WESSLING born 1866, OH
Bernard WESSLING born 1869, OH
Lizzie WESSLING born 1872, OH
Louisa WESSLING born 1874, OH
Margaret WESSLING born 1877, OH
Mary Philomena (Minnie) WESSLING born 1880, OH
NOTES: 1880 OH census, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, ward 4
WESSLING John G 55, Prussia, porter in store
Mary E, 42, Prussia
Henry 19, George 16, Mary 14, Bernard 11, Elizabeth 8, Louisa 6, Margaret 3, all born in OH
RESEARCHERS: Barbara V Smith, Steven C Wehling and Paul G Stadler who all have this emigrant in their WorldConnectDBs
SOURCES:

Maria Elisabeth's date and place of birth was found in Barbara V Smith's WorldConnectDB and had been taken from German parish records. Because there was discrepency in date in the various WCdbs, Messingen parish records were checked and the date noted above is the correct date. Information about immigration, marriage, children and death was taken from the WCdbs.

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