Much good information about Emslanders can be found in
the gedcom databases which make up the WorldConnect website
This resource has been used extensively in the process
of identifying emigrants for this website.
Bernsen, Olivia A: FTM webpage Family
Trails to Texas
Emslanders in Clinton County, IL, and Texas
BRUEMMER, HEIMAN, SCHUERMANN, WILKENS
Brumbaug, Kay: FTM webpage Descendants
of Joseph Engelken
Enslanders (mostly Engelken) in St. Louis, MO, Jo Daviess
County, IL, Alamakee County, IA, and Nemeha, KS
Budden, John: Budde-Budden-Kefing
Emslanders in Menominee, IL
Labath, Cathy Joynt and Jo Banks: Our
Families - Descendants of Heinrich Westendorf
Emslander Westendorf in Davenport, IA
Emslanders in Clinton County, MO
HAAR, HEIMAN, SCHURMAN, WILKEN
Weber, Joseph Brian: FTM sites The
Joseph Weber Family Info Depot; Descendants of Henry George
Menken and Descendants
of John Menken (Menke)
Emslanders in Clinton County, IL, and neighboring counties
No attempt will be made here to include
all books written about locations in Emsland. Mentioned below
are only books which have been helpful for this project, especially
those which were the source of some information about the emigrants
listed on this website.
Auswanderungsliste fuer die Fruehere
Pfarrgemeinde Twist in den Jahren 1838 - 1910 nach Amerika,
published by the Gemeinde Twist
This book devotes one page to each emigrating family, supplying
valuable birth information for each individual and names of
parents, grandparents, and in some cases, great-grandparents.
Bechtluft, Horst H, 200 Jahre Moorkolonien
Twist, 1786-1986, Ein Lesebuch and den Anfaengen, compiled
by Horst H. Bechtluft, published by Gemeinde Twist, 1986
The chapter entitled Twister Auswanderung nach USA -
Neuanfang in der Neuen Welt by Horst H Bechtluft and
Hermann Levelink has a list of families which emigrated from
St. George parish in Twist to America and gives the names
of both emigrating parents, how many children they had and
the year of emigration.
Behnen, Elisabeth et al., Berssen - Ein
Dorf im Emsland - Orts- und Kirchenchronik,
published by the Gemeinden Gross Berssen and Klein Berssen,
This book contains a very useful list of emigrants from Gross
and Klein Berssen. Those listed were born in one of those
villages and they registered their intent to emigrate with
the parish. Entries for the years 1842 to 1873 contain date
and place of birth, parents' names and year of emigration.
Earlier and later entries have less information.
Tandecki, Norbert and Reinhard Cloppenburg,
Status Animarum, 1749 - see details under Emsland
Church Records, Status Animarum
Tenfelde, Walter, Auswanderungen
und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika,
publ: Heimatverein Lingen (Ems), Lingen 1998, ISBN: 3-9800064-6-8
A book listing emigrants from the former Kreise Lingen -
an excellent resource for this project!
See Emsland - Civil Records
for more details.