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ROLVES, ROLFES, ROLFS

ROLFES, Agnes
BORN: May 4, 1806, bapt in Herzlake
DIED: Feb 4, 1888, buried Haverhill, Marshall County, IA
PARENTS: Herbert ROLFES
Anna Maria SANDER
EMIGRATION: 1854 - arrived Jun 1, 1854 New Orleans on the ship Ernestine
KNOLL, Joh Hinrick, 44, tailor Hannover to St Louis
Agnes 47, Johann Bernhard 17, Herm Jos 14, Herm Wm 10 or 12, Maria Helena 9, Joh Hermann 4
MARRIED: (1) Herman Heinrich WILMS died in Germany
(2) Joh Herman Heinrich KNOLL his entry
marriage: Sep 6, 1836, Herzlake
CHILDREN: Maria Anna WILMES Jun 21, 1834, Westrum
  Joh Bd KNOLL born Jun 23, 1837, Westrum m. Car ALBERS
Herman Jos KNOLL born Oct 8, 1839 Westrum
Hm Wm KNOLL born Feb 25, 1842 Westrum m. Hel REMKER
Mary Helen KNOLL born 1845, Hannover m. Sylvester LANG
J Herman KNOLL born 1849 Hannover, m. Josephine LANG
NOTES: 1860 IL census, Menominee
John H KNOLL 51, Hannover, farmer,
Agnes 54, Hannover
John B 23, William 19, Mary 15, Herman 10 all born in Hanover, with farm hand John Yauser from Holland
  1870 IL census, Jo Daviess County, Menominee
KNOLL, Herman J, 60, Tailor from Prussia
Agnes 63, Prussia
KNOLL, Henry 52, farmer from Prussia
Mary 46, Prussia
Clement 20, Kate 18, Henry 16, Bennet 13, Herman 11, Jacob 9 - children, all born IL and presumably the children of Henry and Mary
BUDDEN, Barney 20 farm hand born Il and Mary BUDDEN, dom Servent
  1880 IL census, Jo Davies County, Menominee
KNOLL, Harmon, 71, IL [wrong], Saloon keeper
Agnes, 74, IL [wrong]
next household:
Harmon 30, Hannover, farmer
Josephine 28, IL
Joseph 6, Bernard 4, both born IL
RESEARCHERS: Dave Halm who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database
SOURCES:

Agnes' age and the name of her husband were noted on the passenger list of the ship Ernestina. The baptismal records of her three oldest children traveling with them on the same ship had been found in Herzlake parish. Agnes' marriage record at that parish noted her age and her parents' names enabling her baptismal record at the same parish to be identified. Agnes' marriage record also noted the name of her previous husband. Information about her children and death was taken from the WCdb of Dave Halm. Birth/Baptism entries for the children born in Westrum was found in Dr Remme's online Herzlake database.

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ROLFES, Bernhard August
BORN: Oct 27, 1864, Langen (parish in Lengerich)
DIED: May 10, 1938, Carondelet, St Louis County, MO buried Sts Peter and Paul Cemetery
PARENTS: Bernard Clemens ROLFES
Maria Theresa KALL
EMIGRATION: 1886
MARRIED: Angela GOEVERNMUEHLE born in Grafeld (Oldenburg)
marriage: Oct 12, 1891, St Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Mary A ROLFES, born 1894, MO, m. FRENCH
Christina A ROLFES, born 1896, MO, m. SCHILLI
August B ROLFES, born 1898, MO
Elizabeth ROLFES, born 1900, MO
Henry ROLFES, born 1905, MO
Clements ROLFES, born 1907, MO
NOTES: biosketch of August B ROLFES
  1900 MO census, St Louis
ROLFES, August, Oct 1864, Germany, marr 9, emgr 1886
Angela, Jan 1873, Germany, 4 of 5 ch living, emgr 1890
Marie 6, Christine 3, August 2, Lizzie 3/12, all born MO
SOURCES:

August's date and place of birth was noted in a biosketch for him. That information allowed an entry for him to be identified in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika which supplied parents' names. Information about the children was from the bio-sketch. Death information was from his MO death certificate.

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ROLFES, Bernhard Heinrich
BORN: Mar 31, 1840, Ruehlertwist (parish in Twist)
PARENTS: Rudolf ROLFES
Euphemia Margaretha KÖRTING (GOTTING)
EMIGRATION: 1866
Osnabrueck emigration index - Bernard Heinrich ROLFES, born in 1840, emigrated from Ruehlertwist in 1866 with a brother
MARRIED: Anna Margarethe SCHWIETERS her entry
marriage: Sep 5, 1867, St. Louis, MO
SOURCES: Bernard Heinrich's parents' names and his age (28) were on his marriage record at Sts Peter and Paul parish. His probable place of birth was known from an entry for him in the Osnabrueck emigration index. Twist parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/baptism entry was found there for Bernhard Heinrich.

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ROLFES, Bernard Lucas
BORN: Aug 22, 1862, Lengerich
PARENTS: Philipp ROLVES
Anna Maria ALBERS
EMIGRATION: 1864 - arrived NY Nov 8, 1864 on the ship Georg
P ROLFES 44, farmer from Germany
Mary Anna 30, T (f) 7, C (f) 4, Bernard L 2, George 6 mo
MARRIED: unknown
NOTES: 1870 IL census, Clinton County, Germantown (Hanover)
ROLWES, Philip, 49, laborer from Hannover
Mary 32, Hannover
Christina 11, Lucas 8, Hannover
Elisa 4, IL
  1880 IL census, Clinton County, Sant Fe Twp
MANSING, George 31, Germany, farmer
Theresa 25, Germany
Annie 3, Mary 1, Christena 3 mo, all born IL
MANSING, John, borther 30, Germany, farm laborer
ROLFUS, Lucas, brother-in-law, 18, Germany, farm laborer
SOURCES:

Lucas' parents' names and his approximate year of birth were known from the 1870 census and passenger list of the ship Georg. His sister's and father's baptismal records had been found in Lengerich parish so that parish's records which were checked again and a corresponding birth/bapt record for Bernard Lucas was found there also.

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ROLFES, Georg Christian
BORN: Sep 16, 1854, Ruetenbrock
DIED: Jul 31, 1911, Halbur, Carroll County, IA
PARENTS: Johan Wilhelm ROLFES
Maria Anna BUTER
EMIGRATION: 1884 - according to 1900 census
or possibly arriving NY Oct 18, 1879 on ship Oder
ROLFF, George 26, merchant, Germany to US
MARRIED: Anna Katrina SCHOESSLER born 1863, Nassau
marriage: Sep 16, 1887
CHILDREN: Heinrich Conrad Wilhelm ROLFES born 1888, NE
Anna Dora ROLFES born 1889, NE
maria Helena ROLFES born 1894, IA
Maria Anna ROLFES born 1897, IA
Helen Christina ROLFES born 1901, IA
George Cristian ROLFES born 1905, IA
NOTES: 1900 IA census, Carroll County, Roselle Twp
ROLFES, George, Sep 1855, Germany, marr 13 yrs , emgr 1884
Anna K, Nov 1863, Germany, 4 of 5 ch living, emgr 1886
Anna 10, born NE
William 8, Maria 6, Katy 2, all born IA
RESEACHERS: Ginny (surname unknown) and Michael and Diane Lavenz who all have this emigrant in their WorldConnect databases
SOURCES:

George's date and place of birth and parents' names were found in WCdb of Ginny and had been taken from his baptismal record. Information about his death, wife and children was also from Ginny's WCdb.

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ROLFES, Herman Heinrich
BORN: Dec 26, 1847, Klein Stavern (parish in Soegel)
PARENTS: Johan Gerhard ROLFES
Anna Margaretha KEUTER
EMIGRATION: 1867
MARRIED: Anna Maria Regina GEINER
marriage: Apr 114, 1874, St Libory, St Clair County, IL
CHILDREN: Joh Gd ROLWES born 1875, IL
Anna Maria ROLWES born 1877, IL, died same year
Anna Catharina ROLWES born 1878
Marg Elis ROLWES born 1881, IL; died same year
Hel Adl ROLWES born 1882, IL; died following year
Maria Gertrude ROLWES born 1884, IL; died 1888
Hch Wm ROLWES born 1886, IL
NOTES: 1880 IL census, Washington County, Lively Grove
ROLVES, Henry, 30, Prussia, farmer
Anna 30, IL
John 5, Anna 1, both born IL
  1900 MO census, St Louis
ROLWES, Henry, Dec 1848, Germany, emgr 1867
Anna 52, IL, 3 of 7 ch living
Annie, 20, Henry 14, IL
SOURCES:

Heinrich's date and place of birth and parents' names were 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. Information about his wife, children and death was from the same source.

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ROLFES, Johan Gerhard
BORN: Feb 21, 1836, Hesepertwist (parish in Twist)
DIED: 1921- Jefferson City, Cole County, MO; buried St Peter's Cemetery
PARENTS: Rudolf ROLEFES
Maria Catharine ALBERS
EMIGRATION: by 1860
MARRIED: Maria Magdalen SOMMERSEISSEN 1841-1923
marriage: Apr 10, 1860, Taos, Cole Co, MO, St Francis Xavier parish
CHILDREN: Mary ROLFES born 1861, MO
Catharine ROLFES born 1863, MO
Anna ROLFES born 1865, MO
Henry ROLFES born 1867, MO
Margaret ROLFES born 1868, MO
Elizabeth ROLFES born 1870, MO
Bernard ROLFES born 1872, MO
Herman ROLFES born 1877, MO
Johan ROLFES born 1878, MO
Christina ROLFES born 1880, MO
NOTES: 1839 census - Hesepertwist
Rudolf ROLEFES, Colonist 31
Maria Cath ALBERS, 33
Anna Cath 6, Johan Gerd 3 1/4, Joh Hm 1/4
  1880 MO census, Cole County, Liberty Twp
ROLFES, John G 44, Prussia, farmer
Mary M 39, Prussia
Mary 19, Cath 17, Anna 15, Henry 13, Marg 12, Eliz 10, Bd 8, Herm 3, Joh 2, Christina 5 mo, all born MO
  1900 MO census, Cole County, Jefferson
ROLFINS, John G, Feb 1836, Germany, in US 28 yrs [wrong]
Marry M, Mar? 1840, Germany, in US 28 yrs [wrong]
Ben 28, MO
  1910 MO census, Cole County, Jefferson City
ROLFES, John G 64, Germany, marr 1
Mary M 70, Germany
This ID is not 100% certain but seems very likely
SOURCES:

Johan Gerhard's month and year of birth were noted on the 1900 census. Because someone by his name with the correct age was noted on the 1839 Hesepertwist census, Twist parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for him (same month and year as on census.) His parents' names as noted above were from that record.

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ROLFES, Johan Herman
BORN: Sep 3, 1875, Emmen (parish in Lathen)
DIED: Jun 30, 1952, St Louis, MO; buried Mt Olive Cemetery
PARENTS: Herman Heinrich ROLFES
Anna KOSSE
EMIGRATION: 1894 - arrived Baltimore May 23, 1894 on the ship Weimar
ROLFES, Joh Hm 18, Emen, Hannover to St Louis where he had a cousin
MARRIED: Maria
CHILDREN: Heinrich ROLFES born 1897, MO
Lizzie ROLFES born 1899, MO
NOTES: 1900 MO census, St Louis
ROLFES, Herman, Sep 1875, Germany, marr 4 yrs, emgr 1894
Maria 29, MO
Heinrich 3, Lizzie 1, both born MO
WILMES, Fritz, boarder, Jan 1856, Germany
listed just before Bernhard ZURFEHR with whom Bernhard emigrated
SOURCES:

Herman's month and year of birth and year of emigration were found on the 1900 census and his birthdate was on his MO death certificate. That information corresponded to an entry for him on the passenger list of the ship Weimar which supplied probable place of birth. Lathen parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Johan Herman.

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ROLFES, Johan Herman Christian
BORN: Nov 13, 1833, Messingen
PARENTS: Johann Christian ROLFES
Maria Gertrud KEVEN
EMIGRATION: 1850-53
MARRIED: Elizabeth
CHILDREN: Mary ROLFES born 1864, KY
Denna ROLFES born 1868, KY
Frances ROLFES born 1875, KY
Ella ROLFES born 1882, KY
Della ROLFES born 1885, KY
NOTES: 1900 KY census, Jefferson County, Louisville
ROLFES, Chris, Nov 1833, Germany, marr 39 yrs, emgr 1850
Eliz, Oct 1843, Germany, 7 of 13 children living, emgr 1855
Mary 36, Denna 32, Frances 25, Ella 18, Della 15, all born KY
SOURCES:

Christian's month and year of birth and year of emigration were known from the 1900 census. This information allowed an entry for him to be identified in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika which supplied exact birth information and parents' names.

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ROLFES, Leopold
BORN: May 16, 1822, Lengerich
DIED: before Oct 1849 when his widow remarried in St Louis, MO
PARENTS: Johan Bernard ROLFES
Anna Adelheid OTTEN
EMIGRATION: by 1848
MARRIED: Theresa FOX (gt KALLAGE) her entry
marriage: Dec 26, 1848, St. Louis, MO
SOURCES: Leopold’s parents’ names and his age (25) were on his marriage record at St Mary of Victories parish. Because his surname and surnames of persons associated with him occurred in Lengerich, that parish’s records were checked and a corresponding entry was found there for Leopold.

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ROLFES, Margaretha
BORN: Feb 1, 1861, Klein Stavern (parish in Soegel)
PARENTS: Jan Gerd ROLFES/ROLWES
Anna OLLIGES/OLDIGES
EMIGRATION: after 1865 when a sibling was born in Soegel and before 1872 when her father died in IL
MARRIED: unknown
NOTES: 1880 IL census, St Clair County
BORGMEYER, John 49, Prussia, hotel keeper
Anna 49, Hannover
Anna 19, Mary 17, Theodore 16, Stephen 14, Edw 5, all born IL
ROLWIS, Margaretha 19, step-daughter, Hannover
BARTKE, Bernard 16, Gerhard 14, IL, gurdiane sons
ROLWIS, Anna 24, Hannover, servant
SOURCES:

All information except census 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. Her entry contained a note that she lived with her mother and half-siblings

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ROLVES, Maria Anna
BORN: Dec 27, 1858 in Herzlake
DIED: Nov 6, 1924, Germantown, Clinton County, IL; buried St Boniface Cemetery
PARENTS: Herman Bernard ROHLWES
Maria Elisabeth ALBERS
EMIGRATION: 1882-85
MARRIED: August Ernst KOHRMAN
marriage: Sep 23, 1884, Germantown, Clinton County, IL
CHILDREN: Elizabeth KOHRMAN born ca 1886, IL m. VOSS
Katharine KOHRMAN born 1887, IL m. TIMMERMANN
Anna KOHRMAN born 1889, Germantown, IL, m. Bd HEIDEL
Josephine KOHRMAN born ca 1891, IL; m. HEITHAUS
Joseph KOHRMAN born ca 1895, IL
Clara KOHRMAN born ca 1898, IL
Frances KOHRMAN born ca 1900, IL
NOTES: 1900 IL census, Clinton County, Germantown
KORMAN [indexed SOEMAN], August, Nov 1854, Germany, marr 16, emgr 1873
Marie, Dec 1858, Germany, 8 of 8 ch living, emgr 1882
Kattie 13, Anna 10, Josephine 9, Bernadine 7, Joseph 5, Clara 3, Frances 2/12, all born IL
  1910 IL census, Clinton County, Breese
KOHRMAN, August, 55, Germany, emgr 1874
Mary 51, Germany, 8 of 8 ch living, no emgr info
Josephine 19, Bernadine 17, Joseph 15, Clara 12, Francis 10
  1920 IL census, Clinton County, Breese
KOHRMAN, Anna, 61, Germany, wid, emgr 1885
Joe 24, Frances 19, both born IL
SOURCES:

Maria Anna's date and place of birth and parents' names were from Herzlake parish records included in research done for descendant Bernice Hennekes. Maria Anna's marriage was at St Boniface parish.

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ROLVES, Maria Anna/Johanna
BORN: Mar 22, 1818, Dalum (parish in Gross Hesepe)
DIED: Mar 7, 1901, St. Libory, St. Clair County, IL
PARENTS: Lucas ROLFES
Maria HUMBERT
EMIGRATION: 1840
MARRIED: Caspar TRUETGEN (TRUEPKEN) his entry
marriage: Aug 32, 1843, St. Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Tobias Lukas TRUETGEN born 1845, St. Libory, IL
Maria Anna TRUETGEN born 1846, St. Libory, IL
Gerhard Heinrich TRUETGEN born 1847, St. Libory, IL
Maria Helena TRUETGEN born 1849, St. Libory, IL
Anna Helena TRUETGEN born 1850, St. Libory, IL
Maria Catharina TRUETGEN born 1852, St. Libory, IL
Margaretha TRUETGEN born 1854, St. Libory, IL
Joh Liborius TRUETGEN born 1856, St. Libory, IL
SOURCES: There were no parents' names nor any witnesses mentioned on the 1843 marriage record at St. Joseph parish. The emigration index in Osnabrueck listed a Caspar TRUETGEN, age 30, from Aschendorf who emigrated in 1837 and married a girl from Dalum, Meppen. The same index had a listing for Maria Anna ROLFES from Dalum who emigrated in 1840 with her brother Gerhard Heinrich. She was also found on the 1839 census for Dalem, Hesepe, age 20, with her widowed father Lucas ROLFES and two brothers. Her exact date of birth was taken from Dr. Heinz Marxkors book Emigrants from the area of the former County of Hummling … Hannover, emigrated to St. Libory, St. Clair County, IL which also gave the parents' names, Maria Anna's date and place of death and names and birth information for the children.

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ROLFES, Maria Catharina
BORN: Jan 13, 1851 Klein Stavern (parish in Soegel)
DIED: Oct 31, 1905, St Clair County, IL, buried St Libory Cemetery
PARENTS: Johan Gerhard ROLFES
Anna Margaretha KEUTER
EMIGRATION: 1870
MARRIED: Bernard FRANKE born 1836, Bad Laer; died 1903
marriage: May 5, 1874, St. Libory
CHILDREN: Anna Margaretha FRANKE born 1876, IL; died following year
Hch FRANKE born 1879, IL
Anna Adl FRANKE born 1881, IL
Maria Gertr FRANKE born 1884, IL; died following year
Anna Mrg FRANKE born 1886, IL
Cath Rosalie FRANKE born 1888, IL
Liborius Hch FRANKE born 1892, IL
NOTES: 1900 IL census, St Clair County, Fayetteville
FRANKE, Bernard, Dec 1838, Germany, marr 26 yrs, emgr 1854
Catharine Jan 1852, Germany, 5 of 9 ch living, emgr 1870
Henry 21, Ardelia 18, Maggie 14, Katy 11, Liborius 7, all born IL
SOURCES: All information, except census, was found in 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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ROLFES, Maria Christine
BORN: May 15, 1860, Lengerich
DIED: Aug 12, 1925, Germantown, Clinton County, IL
PARENTS: Philipp ROLFES
Maria Anna ALBERS
EMIGRATION: 1864 - arrived NY Nov 8, 1864 on the ship Georg
P ROLFES 44, farmer from Germany
Mary Anna 30, T (f) 7, C (f) 4, Bernard L 2, George 6 mo
MARRIED: (1) Johan B KARHOFF
marriage Nov 8, 1881, Clinton County, IL
(2) Clemens August MAUE

marriage: Mar 23, 1883, Clinton County, IL
NOTES: 1870 IL census, Clinton County, p. 331
Rolwes, Philip, 49, laborer from Hannover
Mary 32, Hannover, Christina 11, Hannover, Elisa 4, IL
1910 IL census, Clinton County, Breese Twp (County GenWeb page)
MAUE, Clemens 52, IL
Christina 49, Germany, 7 of 9 children living
Philip 23, Mary 20, Agnes 16, Joseph 13, Alvesino 10, Leo 10, margrette 7, all born in IL
SOURCES: Christine's date and place of birth were on her tombstone. Lengerich parish records were checked and a corresponding entry, 1 day earlier than the date of the tombstone, was found for Maria Christine. The parents' names mentioned above were taken from that record. Information for both marriages was taken from the Clinton County marriage index on that County's GenWeb page.

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ROLFES, Maria Gesina
BORN: Nov 22, 1817, Nieuw Schoonebeek, Netherlands (parish in Twist, Hannover - Emsland)
DIED: Jun 2, 1867, age 49, Osage County, MO
PARENTS: Bernard Heinrich ROLFES
Euphemia Maria WOLKEN
EMIGRATION: 1845 - arr New Orleans Dec 5, 1845 on the ship Astracan
Gerhd B THALKEN age 33, from Holland, travelling with Gazina R 28, Bernard H 1
MARRIED: Gerhard Bernard TALKEN his entry
marriage: Aug 26, 1845, Twist
CHILDREN: Bernhard H TALKEN b. ca 1845, Holland; d. 1846, St. Louis, MO
Gerard Herman TALKEN born 1847, MO
Johan Henry TALKEN born 1853, MO
SOURCES:

Maria Gesina's age and parents' names and their place of residence were noted on her marriage record. Twist parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Maria Gesina. Death information for the oldest child was recorded at the Old Cathedral in St Louis, MO. The children born 1847 and 1853 were baptized at St Francis Xavier parish in Taos. MO. Maria Gesina's death was recorded in the Hoar book on deaths in or near Westphalia, Osage County, MO.

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ROLFES, Maria Gesina
BORN: May 29, 1859, Kl Stavern (parish in Soegel)
DIED: Mar 10, 1881, St Clair County, IL, buried St Libory Cemetery
PARENTS: Johan Gerhard ROLFES
Anna Margaretha KEUTER
EMIGRATION: by 1879
MARRIED: Herman BERENS born 1855, IL
marriage: May 6, 1879, St. Libory, St Clair County, IL
CHILDREN: Anna Theresia BERENS born 1881, IL; died same year
NOTES: 1880 IL census, St Clair County, district 62
BEHNES, Herman 24, IL
Mary 21, Hannover
SOURCES:

All information, except census, was found in 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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ROLFES, Philipp
BORN: baptized Mar 25, 1820, Lengerich
DIED: Oct 3, 1902, Germantown, Clinton County, IL
PARENTS: Bernhard Heinrich ROLFES
Anna Aleid OTTEN
EMIGRATION: 1864 - arrived NY Nov 8, 1864 on the ship Georg
P ROLFES 44, farmer from Germany
Mary Anna 30, T (f) 7, C (f) 4, Bernard L 2, George 6 mo
MARRIED: Maria Anna ALBERS her entry
CHILDREN: Theresa/Thecla? ROLFES born ca 1857, Hannover
Christina ROLFES born 1860, Lengerich m. KARHOFF, m. MAUE
Bernard L ROLFES born ca 1862, Hannover
George ROLFES born ca 1864, Hannover
Elisabeth ROLFES born ca 1866, IL
NOTES: 1870 IL census, Clinton County, p. 331
Rolwes, Philip, 49, laborer from Hannover
Mary 32, Hannover, Christina 11, Hannover, Elisa 4, IL
SOURCES: Philipp's approximate date and probable place of death were known from his death record at St. Boniface parish which also gave his parents' names. Lengerich parish records were checked and a baptismal entry was found there for him. Philipp's wife's surname is known from her death record at St. Boniface parish in Germantown which stated she was Philipp's widow. The children's information was taken from the 1870 census.

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ROLFES, Theodor
BORN: Mar 31, 1836, Gersten (parish in Lengerich)
DIED: Jul 15, 1907, Aviston Clinton County, IL, buried St Francis of Assisi Cemetery
PARENTS: Johan Gerhard ROLFES
Gesina Adelheid WILMES
EMIGRATION: 1861
MARRIED: (1) Maria Catharine TIMMER
marriage May 13, 1862, Germantown, Clinton County, IL, St Boniface parish
(2) Caroline ROTKER daughter of Wilhelm ROTKER and Elisabeth PICKER
marriage Nov 20, 1877, Aviston, Clinton County, IL, St Francis of Assisi parish
CHILDREN: Elizabeth ROLVES born 1875, IL
Frank ROLVES born 1876, IL
Anna ROLVES born 1879, IL
NOTES: 1870 IL census, Clinton County, Germantown Twp
ROLWES, Theodore 35, Hannover, farmer
Mary 40, Hannover
TIMMERS, Gerhard 70, Hannover, no occupation
  1880 IL census, Clinton County, Sugar Creek Twp
ROLVES, Theodore 43, Germany
Caroline 23, IL, wife
Elizabeth 5, Frank 4, Anna 1, all born in IL
Lena ROTCHER SisterL 14, Henry BrotherL 11, both born IL
1900 IL census, Clinton County, Sugar Creek Twp
ROLVES, Theodor, Mch 1836, Germany, marr 26 yrs, emgr 1861
Caroline 45, IL, 6 of 10 children living
Frank 23, Anna 21, Katie 18, Theodor 14, Anton 7, Mary 4, Otto 1, all born IL
  Clinton County, IL, Wills - on county GenWeb page
Theodore ROLVES made will 1907 (no age or death info)
beneficiaries - wife Caroline
RESEARCHERS: Nancy and Rob Rolves
SOURCES:

Theodor's date of birth was on his tombstone. Because his surname was known to have occurred in Lengerich parish, that parish's records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for him on the same date as on the tombstone. Theodor's parents' names as noted above were from that record.

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