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STROOT

STROOT, Anna Christina
BORN: Jan 15, 1855, Stroothok (parish in Lengerich)
DIED: Apr 12, 1936 Altamont, Effingham County, IL, St Clair Cemetery
PARENTS: Herman Bernard STROOT
Maria Anna WALLER
EMIGRATION: 1875 (year of her emigration permit)
MARRIED: Andreas Joseph KOLLMAN his entry
marriage: Oct 23, 1876, Effingham County, IL
CHILDREN: Herman KOLLMAN born 1878, IL
Mary KOLLMAN born 1880, IL
Susan KOLLMAN born 1882, IL
Wm KOLLMAN born 1884, IL
Emma KOLLMAN born 1886, IL
Joseph KOLLMAN born 1888, IL
Ludwig KOLLMAN born 1892, IL
Clara KOLLMAN born 1894, IL
Elisabeth KOLLMAN born 1900, IL
NOTES: biographical information for Anna Christina
1900 IL census, soundex K455
KOLLMAN, Andrew, born March 1848, age 52, Germany
living in Effingham County, Moccasin Twp
Christina born Jan 1855, Germany, age 45
Herman 22, Mary 20, Susan 18, Ludwig 8, Clara 5, Elisabeth 3/12, all born IL
RESEARCHERS: Jean Zacha Koehler who has this emigrant in her WorldConnect database
SOURCES: Most information was taken from J Z Koehler's database. The parents' names and date and place of birth was known from Anna Christina's emigration permit (see link to biographical inforamtion above.) Lengerich parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/baptism entry was found there for Anna Christina.

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STROOT, August
BORN: Jun 29, 1850 Hestrup (parish in Lengerich)
DIED: Jan 21, 1945, Otter Tail County, MN
PARENTS: Philipp Bernard STROOT
Maria Anna LOEPKER
EMIGRATION: 1879
MARRIED: Margaret Theresa JENNINGS
marriage: Oct 23, 1883 Wabasha County, MN
CHILDREN: Ben STROOT born ca 1889, MN
Henry STROOT born ca 1894, MN
Lawrence K STROOT born 1897, MN
Laura STROOT born 1897, MN
RESEARCHERS: Dave Halm who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database
SOURCES:

August's date and place of birth and parents' names were found in Dave Halm's WCdb. That information had been taken from Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika. Information about his marriage, children and death was from the WCdb.

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STROOT, Bernard Heinrich
BORN: Aug 3, 1810, baptized in Lengerich
DIED: Mar 29, 1888, Quincy, Adams County, IL; buried St Boniface Cemetery
PARENTS: Bernhard Heinrich STROOT
Margaretha LAU
EMIGRATION: 1860-70
MARRIED: Helena Maria BENEDIXEN her entry
married Sep 22, 1844, Lengerich
CHILDREN: Johan Bernard STROOT born 1846, Gersten, Lengerich
Johan Heinrich STROOT born 1848, Gersten, Lengerich
Clemens STROOT born 1850, Gersten, Lengerich
Anna Carolina STROOT born 1854, Gersten, Lengerich
Anna Maria STROOT born 1856, Gersten, Lengerich
August Clemens STROOT born 1860, Gersten, Lengerich
NOTES: 1870 IL census, Adams County, Quincy
STROOT Bernard 60, Prussia
Helena 51, Prussia
Bernard 24, Johan 22, August 10, all born Prussia
  1880 IL census, Adams County, Quincy
STROOT, Henry 70, Hannover
Mary 60, Hannover
August 20, Hannover
listed after
STROOT, Bernard 33, Hannover and his family
RESEARCHERS: Dave Halm who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database
SOURCES:

Bernard Heinrich's date and place of birth and parents' names were noted in Dave Halm's WCdb. Lengerich parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for him. Information about wife, children and death was from the WCdb.

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STROOT, Caroline
BORN: May 19, 1849, Gersten (parish in Lengerich)
DIED: Mar 6, 1910 Aviston, Clinton County, IL, buried St Francis Cemetery
PARENTS: Herman Bernard STROOT
Maria Anna WALLER
EMIGRATION: by 1879
MARRIED: Clemens RAKEL his entry
marriage: Feb 4, 1879, Aviston, Clinton County, IL
CHILDREN: Anna Christina RAKEL born 1881, IL
Bernard Clemens RAKEL born 1883, IL
Katharine RAKEL born 1884, IL
William John RAKEL born 1889, IL
Mary Carolina RAKEL born 1893, IL
NOTES: 1880 IL census, Clinton County, Sugar Creek Twp
RAKEL, Clemenz 26, Germany, Farmer
Caroline, 30 , wife, Germany
1900 IL census, soundex R240
RAKEL, Clemenz, born Sep 1853, Germany, age 46
Clinton County, Sugar Creek Twp
Carolina born May 18, 1848, Germany, age 52
Anna 19, Kath 15, Bernard 13, Wm 11, Mary 11?, all born IL
RESEARCHERS: Jean Zacha Koehler who has this emigrant in her WorldConnect database
SOURCES: Caroline's parents' names were on her death record at St Francis of Assisi parish. Her birthdate was on her tombstone and the 1900 census. Her place of birth was mentioned in J Z Koehler's database. Lengerich parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/baptism entry found there for Caroline. Information about marriage and children was from the database.

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STROOT, Clemens August
BORN: Apr 24, 1860, Gersten (parish in Lengerich)
DIED: Aug 11, 1926, Quincy, Adams County, IL
PARENTS: Bernard Heinrich STROOT
Helena Maria BENEDIXEN
EMIGRATION: 1867 or 1881
MARRIED: (1) Anna Katharine KATHMAN born 1861, IL
marriage Jun 6, 1887, Quincy, IL
(2) Mathilda RIDDER born 1871, IL
marriage Oct 11, 1893, Quincy, IL
CHILDREN: Alphons Clement STROOT born 1889, IL
Maria Dolores STROOT born 1891, IL
Rosalie STROOT born 1894, IL
Helen STROOT born 1896, IL
Edgar Henry STROOT born 1898, IL
Loretta Margaret STROOT born 1900, IL
Edith STROOT born 1903, IL
August STROOT born 1908, IL
Carlene Maria STROOT born 1914, IL
NOTES: 1900 IL census, Adams County, Quincy
STROOT, August, Apr 1861, Germany, marr 6 yrs, emgr 1867
Tillie, 28, IL
Alfonts 10, Rosalia 5, Helena 3, Edgar 1, all born IL
  1910 IL census, Adams County, Quincy
STROOT, August C, 50, Germany, marr 16 yrs, emgr 1881
Mathilda 36, IL, 6 of 6 children living
Alphonse 21, Rosalia 15, Helen 13, Edgar 11, Loretta 9, Edith 7, August 2, all born IL
RESEARCHERS: Gaylon Blank, Dave Halm and Clark Jay Wilson
SOURCES:

August's date and place of birth were noted in several WorldConnect databases. Lengerich parish records were checked and a corresponding baptismal entry was found there for Clemens August. Information about wives, marriages, death and children was taken from the databases and censuses.

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STROOT, Gerhard Heinrich
BORN: Nov 5, 1813, baptized in Lengerich
DIED: Oct 23, 1868, Breese, Clinton County, IL
PARENTS: Herman Albert STROOT
Gesina WIENHOFF
EMIGRATION: by 1868
MARRIED: unknown
SOURCES:

Gerhard Heinrich's date of birth and parents' names were on his death record at St Dominic's parish. His parents' names were known to have occurred in Lengerich parish, so that parish's records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for him.

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STROOT, Helena Carolina
BORN: Jul 1, 1844, Gersten (parish in Lengerich)
PARENTS: Clemens STROOT
Anna Maria Theresa DREES
EMIGRATION: 1865
MARRIED: Heinrich Clemens VOGES his entry
marriage: Sep 11, 1865, Lengerich
CHILDREN: Frank VOGES born 1868, IL
NOTES: 1870 OH census, Adams County, Quincy
FOKAS, Clements, 36, Hannover
Caroline, 26, Hannover
Frank 2, IL
STROOT, Teresa, 50, Hannover
SOURCES:

All information except for child and census was taken from Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika.

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STROOT, Johan Bernard
BORN: May 19, 1847, Lengerich
PARENTS: Clemens STROOT
Carolina KEWE
EMIGRATION: 1875
MARRIED: Anna Maria SCHMIDT
CHILDREN: Franziska STROOT born 1877, MN
Frank STROOT born 1878-79, MN
Lucy A STROOT born 1882, Ida H 1884, MN
John T STROOT born 1886, MN
Georg F STROOT born 1893, MN
NOTES: 1880 MN census, Wabasha County, Glasgow Twp
STROOT, John 35, Germany, farmer
Mary 30, Germany
Franziaka 3, Frank 1, both born MN
  1900 MN census, Polk County, Belgium
STROOT [indexed STREIT], John, May 1847, Germany, marr 24, emgr 1875
Mary A Feb 1850, Germany, 5 of 6 ch living, emgr 1875
Frank H 1878, Lucy A 1882, Ida H 1884, John T 1886, Georg F 1893
SOURCES:

Johan's month and year of birth and year of emigation were noted on the 1900 census. 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 date and place of birth, parents' names and wife's name.

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STROOT, Johan Heinrich
BORN: March 16, 1818, Gersten (parish in Lengerich)
DIED: Nov 27, 1886, Aviston, Clinton County, IL
PARENTS: Johan Theodore STROOT LUCAS
Margaretha Adelheid SCHOMAKER
EMIGRATION: 1842 - arrived New Orleans Jan 24, 1843 on the ship Elaro
Johan Heinrich STROOT, 24 from Lengerich
on same ship was Marianna FOPPE, 22 from Lengerich
MARRIED: (1) Mary Ann FOPPE her entry
marriage: May 16, 1843, Germantown, Clinton County, IL
(2) Helena Angela BURRICHTER her entry
marriage: Feb 14, 1854, Germantown, Clinton County, IL
CHILDREN: Barnard STROOT born 1844, IL; died 1865, buried in Aviston
John STROOT born 1848, IL
Clemens STROOT born 1852
Henry STROOT born 1857
Anton STROOT born 1859
NOTES: 1850 IL census, Clinton County
STROUT Henry 32, farmer from Germany
Mary 30, Germany
Barnard 6, John 2, both born IL
1860 IL census, Clinton County
STROUT, Henry, 42, farmer, Gemany
Angalia 42, Germany
Bernard 16, Mary 12, Clemens 9, Henry 4, Anton 1, all born in IL
1870 IL census, Clinton County
STORT, Henry 53, farmer from Hannover
Angela 54
Clemens 18, Henry 13, Anton 11
1880 IL census, Clinton County, Breese
STROOT, J Henry, 62, Prussia, farming
Angela 62, Prussia
Henry 23, IL, wife Anna 23, Old
Anton 20, IL
John G-son 2, IL
Clinton County Wills (on the county GenWeb page)
Henry STROOT made his will in 1886
beneficiaries: no wife, children Bernard, Clemens, Anton, Anna Maria m. Gerhard PEEK, Lena Angela, Bernard Henry
History of Marion and Clinton Counties - table at back of book
STROOT, John Henry, Aviston sec 31, f and SR, born Hannover, in CC 1843
Maria A FOPPE, died 1853, first wife, born Hannover, in CC 1843
L Angela BURRICHTER, present wife, born Hannover, in CC 1855
SOURCES: Johan Heinrich's birthdate was on his tombstone. His possible year of emigration was known from the History of Marion and Clinton Counties which indicated he arrived in Clinton County in 1843. That allowed him and his first wife to be identified on the passenger list of the ship Elaro which provided the information that they were from Lengerich. Lengerich parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/baptismal entry found there for Johan Heinrich 11 days later than the tombstone date. The parents' names noted above were taken from that document. Both marriages were at St Boniface parish.

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STROOT, Johan Heinrich
BORN: Jul 3, 1849, Lengerich
DIED: Dec 4, 1921, Wabasha County, MN; buried St Felix Catholic Cemetery in Wabasha
PARENTS: Clemens STROOT
Carolina KEWE
EMIGRATION: 1875
MARRIED: Maria Anna KREYE her entry
marriage; Sep 17, 1880, Wabasha, MN, St Felix parish
CHILDREN: Sophia E STROOT born 1882, MN
Rosa F STROOT born 1883, MN
Anna M STROOT born 1885, MN
Mary Christine STROOT born 1889, MN
Therese E STROOT born 1890, MN
Louisa C STROOT born 1891, MN
Magdalena C STROOT born 1893, MN
Helen F STROOT born 1893, MN
Henry B STROOT born 1895, MN
Julia M STROOT born 1899, MN
Agnes E STROOT born 1902, MN
Leone C STROOT born 1904, MN
NOTES: 1880 MN census, Wabasha County, Wabasha Twp
STROOT, John H, 32, Hannover, farmer
  1900 MN census, Wabasha County, Wabasha City
STROOT, Henry, Jun 1848, Germany, marr 18 yrs, emgr 1875
Mary A, Sep 1861, Germany, 9 of 9 children living, emgr 1877
Sophia 18, Annie M 15, Christine 12, Theresia 10, Luisa 8, Magdelena 6, Heinrich B 4, Julia W 2, all born MN
RESEARCHERS: Dave Halm who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database
SOURCES:

Heinrich's month and year of birth and year of emigration were found on the 1900 census. 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 exact birth information and parents' names. Information about his marriage, children and death was from Dave Halm's WCdb.

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STROOT, Johan Wilhelm
BORN: Jan 2, 1858, Gersten (parish in Lengerich)
DIED: in St Louis, MO, buried May 25, 1950, age 92, Sts Pete & Paul Cemetery
PARENTS: Herman Bernard STROOT
Maria Anna WALLER
EMIGRATION: 1881
MARRIED: Maria WESTENDORF
marriage: Jan 2, 1884, St Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Mary STROOT born 1884, MO
Henry STROOT born 1885, MO
Anna STROOT born 1887, MO
Clemens STROOT born 1890, MO; died 1920
Elis STROOT born 1892, MO
Joseph L STROOT born 1898, MO; died 1983
William H STROOT born 1902, MO; died 1935
NOTES: 1900 MO census, soundex S363
STROOT, William, born Jan 1859, age 41, Germany
living in St Louis, at 7000 Sharp
Maria born Jul 1864, Germany, age 35
Mary 16, Henry 14, Anna 12, Clemens 9, Elis 7, all born in MO
RESEARCHERS: Jean Zacha Koehler who has this emigrant in her WorldConnect database
SOURCES: All information including Johan Wilhelm's parents' names and date and place of birth were noted in Jean Zacha Koehler's database. A corresponding entry for Johan Wilhelm was identified in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika and that provided birth informaton from Lengerich church records and year of emigration.

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STROOT, Maria Anna
BORN: Jan 1, 1852, Stroothoek (parish in Lengerich)
DIED: 1938, St Louis, MO, buried in Sts Peter and Paul Cemetery
PARENTS: Johan Clement STROOT
Maria Theresa DREES (DRESS)
EMIGRATION: 1865
MARRIED: Joseph GOEKE his entry
CHILDREN: Anna J GOEKE born 1875 m. KRUSE
Josephine A GOEKE 1878, single; died 1959 buried lot 0021E
Joseph G GOEKE born 1883 m. Selma RHEINHARD
Leo J GOEKE born 1889 m. DIEHLSCHNEIDER
NOTES: biographical sketch for husband Joseph Goeke
RESEARCHERS: Jack Coursey who has this emigrant in his WC database
SOURCES: Maria Anna's birthdate and her parents' names were mentioned in a biographical sketch written about her husband. Her surname was known to occur in Lengerich so that parish's records were checked and a birth/baptism entry was found for Anna Maria on the same day as mentioned in the bio-sketch. The parents' names noted above were from that record. Information about marriage and children was taken from her husband's biographical sketch.

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STROOT, Maria Francesca
BORN: Mar 18, 1853, Lengerich
DIED: Aug 25, 1918, Wabasha County, MN; buried St Felix Catholic Cemetery
PARENTS: Clemens STROOT
Carolina KEWE
EMIGRATION: 1875
MARRIED: Johan Bernard PASSE his entry
CHILDREN: Mary PASSE born ca 1877, MN
Edith Anna PASSE born 1879, MN
Elizabeth M PASSE born 1883, MN
Emma C PASSE born 1883, MN
Edw Henry PASSE born 1885, MN
John Bernard PASSE born 1887, MN
Henry H PASSE born 1890, MN
Christina Theresa PASSE born 1893, MN
Frederick Gregory PASSE born 1899, MN
NOTES: 1880 MN census, Wabasha County, Wabasha Twp
PASSA, John B 32, Hannover, farmer
Francis 26, wife, Hannover
Mary 3, Edith 1, both born MN
Lilly MORE 4 mo, born MN
  1900 MN census, Wabasha County, Wabasha City
PASSE, John B, Jun 1848, Germany, marr 23, emgr 1875
Francesca, Aug 1853, Germany, 9 of 9 children living, emgr 1875
Maria M 21, Elisa 17, Emma M 15, Edward 13, John B 10, Heinrich 8, Christina 6, Friedrich 1, all born MN
RESEARCHERS: Dave Halm who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database
SOURCES:

Francesca's date and place of birth and parents' names were taken from Dave Halm's WCdb, based on information found in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika which also supplied year of emigration. Information about her husband, children and death was from the WCdb.

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STROOTMAN, STROTMAN, STRODTMAN

STROOTMAN, Anna Margarethe
BORN: Feb 1, 1840, Harrenstaette (parish in Werlte)
DIED: Sep 11, 1886, Meppen, Calhoun County,
PARENTS: Johan Hedinrich STROOTMAN
Gesina SCHRAND
EMIGRATION: 1871 - arrived on ship Nevada with Lambert Droege family
Amma Marg Strotman, age 26
MARRIED: (1) Johan Wilhelm DROEGE his entry
marriage Apr 18, 1871, Meppen, Calhoun County, St Jos
(2) Peter SNYDERS from Holland
Jan 15, 1878, Meppen, IL, St Jos
CHILDREN: Lambert DROEGE born ca 1872, IL
Lucinda DROEGE born ca 1874, IL
Anna DROEGE born ca 1875, IL
Hendrina SNYDERS born ca 1878, IL
NOTES: 1880 IL census, Calhoun County, Richwoods Precinct, House
SNYDERS, Peter 53 Holland
Margret 40 wife Hannover
Antone 25 son Holland
John 20 son IL
DRAAGE, Lambert 8 stepson IL
Lucinda 6 stepdtr IL
Anna 5 stepdtr IL
SNYDERS, Hendrinina 1 dtr IL
RESEARCHERS: Dolores Rizzo (Imminggenealogy@aol.com) who supplied most of the information about this emigrant
SOURCES: Margarethe’s year and place of birth and parents’ names were known from Calhoun County documents. Werlte parish records were checked and a corresponding entry was found there for Anna Margarethe.

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STRUCKMAN

STRUCKMAN, Johan Bernard
BORN: Jul 27, 1863, Herzlake
PARENTS: Herman Bernard Heinrich STRUCKMAN
Anna Maria GOEDIKER
EMIGRATION: 1892
MARRIED: Maria Teckla HELMSING her entry
marriage: May 7, 1889, Herzlake
CHILDREN: Mary STRUCKMANN born 1870, Bakerde, Herzlake
Anna STRUCKMANN born 1894, MO
Bernard STRUCKMANN born 1896, MO
Adelaid STRUCKMANN born 1899, MO
NOTES: 1900 MO census, St Louis
STRUCKMAN, Bernard, Jul 1864, Germany, marr 11 yrs, emgr 1892
Matilda, May 1870, Germany, 4 of 4 children living, emgr 1892
Mary March 1890, Germany, emgr 1892
Anna 6, Bd 4, Adelaid 1, all born MO
SOURCES:

Johan Bernard's month and year of birth were known from the 1900 census. He married before emigrating and his wife was born in Felsen so Herzlake parish records in Dr Remme's online database were checked first for a marriage record which supplied Bernard's birthdate and parents' names and then that information was verified in the parish's baptismal records.

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STRUCKMAN, Josephine
BORN: Mar 12, 1890, Bakerde (parish in Herzlake)
PARENTS: Bernard STRUCKMAN
Teckla HELMSING
EMIGRATION: 1892
MARRIED: unknown
NOTES: 1900 MO census, St Louis
STRUCKMAN, Bernard, Jul 1864, Germany, marr 11 yrs, emgr 1892
Matilda, May 1870, Germany, 4 of 4 children living, emgr 1892
Mary March 1890, Germany, emgr 1892
Anna 6, Bd 4, Adelaid 1, all born MO
SOURCES:

Maria's parents' names were known from the 1900 census (although her mother's first name was incorrect.) Her month and year of birth were known from the same census. Maria's mother had been born in Felsen so Herzlake parish's records in Dr Remme's online database were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Maria Gesina Josephina.

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STUEMPELER

STUEMPELER, Johan Heinrich
BORN: May 29, 1805, Langen (parish in Lengerich)
DIED: Aug 11, 1887 in St. Libory, St Clair County, IL
PARENTS: Herman Heinrich STUEMPEKER gt DETERMAN
Gesina Adelheid STUEMPELER
EMIGRATION: by 1858 - probably arriving New Orleans Jan 3, 1846 on the ship Mata
Joh Hch STUEMPER, 38, farmer from Lengerich, Hannover
MARRIED: (1) Maria Anna OPSCHULDEN died 1855, St. Libory, IL
marriage: Oct 20, 1847, St. Libory, IL
(2) Maria Helen LINGER
her entry
CHILDREN: Heinrich STUEMPELER born 1849, St. Libory, IL
Maria Christina STUEMPELER born 1851, St Libory, IL
Joh Heinr Clemens STUEMPELER born 1861, St. Libory, IL; died same year
Johannes Bernardus Henricus STUEMPELER born 1862, St. Libory
SOURCES: Most information came from Dr. Heinz Marxkors' book Emigrants from the area of the former County of Meppen. . . Hannover, emigrated to St. Libory, St. Clair County, IL. page 72.

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SUHR

SUHR, Maria Catharine
BORN: Jan 27, 1829, Lotten-Wester (parish in Haseluenne)
DIED: Dec 11, 1905, St. Louis, MO
PARENTS: Herman Heinrich SUHR
Anna Maria BRUEGGEN
EMIGRATION: 1846
Osnabrueck emigration index - Catharine SUHR, 18, from Lotten, Haseluenne, emigrated in 1846
MARRIED: Herman Anton KUPER his entry, widow of Maria Helena JAHNSEN
marriage: Jan 1, 1850, St. Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Franz W KUPER b.1853, St. Louis, MO, m. M Adelheid BOELSCHER
Geo Alvin KUPER b. 1854, St. Louis, d. 1924, St. Louis, m. Anna KASSAU
Catharine Adelheid KUPER born 1857, St. Louis, MO
Charles Louis KUPER b. 1860, St. Louis, d. bef 1906
Anna Maria KUPER b. 1863, St. Louis, d. abt 1866
Maria Anna KUPER b. 1866, St. Louis, d. 1942, St. Louis
Cecelia Helen KUPER b 1870 St. Louis, d 1936 St. Louis, m Philip QUANTE
Anthony Henry KUPER b 1874 St. Louis, d 1936, Venice, Ill, m Mary FOLEY
RESEARCHER: Susan Knighton (SusanK521@juno.com), a descendant
SOURCES: Maria Catharine's parents' names were on her marriage record at St. Joseph parish. The entry for her in the Osnabrueck emigration index gave her approximate year and probable place of birth. Haseluenne parish records were checked and a baptismal entry was found for her there. Maria Catharine's death information and information about the children was supplied by Susan Knighton.

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SURMEYER

SURMEYER, Anna Angela
BORN: Jan 21, 1838, Niederlangen (parish in Lathen)
PARENTS: Johan SURMAN (SURMEYER)
Tecla WAGENMACHER or EVERS
EMIGRATION: probably 1841 with mother
MARRIED: Johan Bernard BORGMEYER born 1830 Wewer
marriage: Oct 28, 1856, St. Libory, St Clair County, IL
CHILDREN: Wilhelm BORGMEYER born 1858, IL
Joh Heinrich BORGMEYER born 1859, IL
Maria BORGMEYER born 1861, IL
Theodor 1863, BORGMEYER born IL; died 1807,IL
Stephan BORGMEYER born 1865, IL
Edward BORGMEYER born 1875, IL
NOTES: 1880 IL census, St Clair County (possibly East St Louis)
BORGMEYER, John, Prussia, 49, Hotel Keeping
Anna 49, Hannover
Mary 17, Theodore 16, Stephen 14, Edward 5, all born IL
ROLWIS, Marg, step-daughter, 18, Hannover
BARTKE, Bernard, son 16, IL, BARTKE 14, IL, son
ROLVES, Anna other, 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.

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SURMEYER, Anna Helena
BORN: Jun 21, 1837, Niederlangen (parish in Lathen)
PARENTS: Johan Herman SURMEYER
Maria Tecla KLAS (CLASSEN)
EMIGRATION: 1841 with parents and siblings
MARRIED: Antone H HEINE
marriage: May 6, 1856, Adams County, IL
CHILDREN: John H HEINE, born 1864, IL
Frank H HEINE, born 1867, IL
Helena B HEINE, born 1872, IL
Mary C HEINE, born 1874, IL
Joseph A HEINE, born 1877, IL
NOTES: 1880 IL census, Adams County, IL, Quincy
A H HEINE, 47, Prussia, Retail Grocery
Helena 43, Hannover
John H 16, Frank H 13, Helena B 8, Mary C 6, Joseph A 3, all born IL
Louis REIDE 33, Bavaria and nor KENNEY 35, Ireland
  1900 IL census, Adams County, Quincy
HEINE, Antin H, Jul 1833, Germany, marr 44 yrs, emgr 1845
Anna H, Jun 1837, Germany, 3 of 10 ch living, emgr 1842
SOURCES:

Anna Helena's parents' names, her probable place of birth, year of emigration and husband's surname were known from an entry for her father in the book Bornmann's Sketches of Early Germans of Quincy and Adams County, Illinois. Her month and year of birth were known from the 1900 census. Lathen parish records were checked and a corresponding entry was found there for Anna Helena. Marriage information was from the IL statewide marriage index online.

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SURMEYER, Herman Heinrich
BORN: Jun 9, 1823, Niederlangen (parish in Lathen)
PARENTS: Johan Heinrich SURMEYER
Maria Tecla CLASSEN
EMIGRATION: by 1854, probably arriving New Orleans Jan 2, 1841 on the ship Rebecca
Henry SURMEIER 17 from Niederlange to Illinois
MARRIED: Creszentia METZGER from Wuertenburg
marriage: May 16, 1854, Adams County, IL
CHILDREN: Kati SURMEYER born 1855, IL
Mary Teckla SURMEYER born 1857, IL
Frank SURMEYER born 1859, IL
Helena SURMEYER born 1863, IL
Herman SURMEYER born 1865, IL
George SURMEYER born 1869, IL
Ida SURMEYER born 1873, IL
NOTES: 1860 IL census, Adams County, Quicy, Ellington Twp
Henry SUHMIRRER, 37 from Hannover
Cresence 27,
Kati 5, Meany 3, Frank 1
  1870 IL census, Adams County, Quincy
SURMEIER, Henry, 47, lime burner, Hannover
Gr…? 36, Wuertenburg
Catharine 15, Takle 13, Frank 11, Helena 7, Herman 5, George 1, all born IL
  1880 IL census, Adams County, Quincy
Henry SURMEYER, 57, Hannover
Cracaus, 46, Wurtenburg
Kate 22, Frank 20, Ellen 17, Herman 15, George 13, Ida 7, all born IL
SOURCES:

Henry's approximate year of birth was known from his age on censuses. Because a Surmeyer family from Lathen had settled in Adams County, the Lathen parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Herman Heinrich, a son of that Adams County family. His parents' names as noted above were taken from that record. Information about his wife was taken from an entry for her in the book Bornmann's Sketches of Early Germans of Quincy and Adams County, Illinois. Information about the marriage was from an online marriage index.

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SURMEYER, Johan
BORN: Feb 9, 1801, Niederlangen (parish in Lathen)
DIED: Aug 21, 1850 in St. Libory, St Clair County, IL
PARENTS: Herman Heinrich SURMEYER
Maria SCHULTEN
EMIGRATION: 1840 - arrived New Orleans Jun 5, 1840 on the ship Johann George
Johan SUHRMEYER 40, from Hannover
  emigration index Osnabrueck - SUHRMEYER, no name (f), from Niederlangen, age 40, emigrated to America in 1841, married with 2 children, husband already there
MARRIED: (1) Maria Thecla EVERS
marriage: May 1, 1827, Lathen
(2) Regina Phillipina REME born 1816 Haren, Ostercappeln
marriage: Feb 6, 1844, St. Libory, St Clair County, IL
CHILDREN: J Wm SURMEYER b. 1830, Niederlangen, Lathen; died 1917, IL
Anna Maria SURMEYER born 1831, Niederlangen, Lathen
Anna Angela SURMEYER born 1838, Niederlangen, Lathen
Johan Ludovicus SURMEYER born 1845, IL
Maria SURMEYER born 1847, IL
Joh Hch SURMEYER born 1849, IL
SOURCES:

Maria Catharina SURMEYER born 1850, IL
All information except emigration 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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SURMEYER, Johan Bernard
BORN: Sep 23, 1831, Niederlangen (parish in Langen)
PARENTS: Johan Herman SURMEYER
Maria Thekla CLAES (KLASSEN)
EMIGRATION: ca 1841 when his parents probably emigrated
MARRIED: unknown
NOTES: 1870 IL census, Adams County, Ellington Twp
SURMINS, John H 72, Hannover
Tallula 70, Hannover
Bernard 38, Hannover
SOURCES:

Bernard's approximate year of birth and parents' names were known from the 1870 census. Because his parents were known to have come from Lathen parish, that parish's records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Johan Bernard.

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SURMEYER, Johan Herman
BORN: Jan 30, 1798, Niederlangen (parish in Lathen)
DIED: 1872
PARENTS: Jan Henrich SURMEYER
Maria SCHULTE
EMIGRATION: 1841
  emigration index, Osnabrueck - H SUHRMEYER, 46, from Niederlangen. emgr 1841 with wife and 6 children
MARRIED: Anna Maria Thekla KLASEN her entry
Sep 17, 1822, Lathen
CHILDREN: Anna Helena SURMEYER, born 1837, Niederlangen, marr Ant HEINE
Herman Heinrich SURMEYER, born 1823, Niederlangen
Johan Bernard SURMEYER, born 1831, Niederlangen
NOTES: 1860 IL census, Adams County, Quincy
John SUMEIER 63, retired, Hannover
Mary 61, Hannover
  1870 IL census, Adams County, Ellington Twp (a.com)
SURMINS, John H 72, Hannover
Tallula 70, Hannover
Bernard 38, Hannover
SOURCES:

Johan's month, year and place of birth were noted in the book Bornmann's Sketches of Early Germans of Quincy and Adams County, Illinois. Lathen parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for him six months earlier than the date in the Bornmann book. His year of death was also noted in the Bornmann book.

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SURMEYER (SURMAN), Johan Wilhelm
BORN: Jul 9, 1830, Niederlangen (parish in Lathen)
DIED: Sep 1, 1917; buried St Clair County, IL, St. Libory Cemetery
PARENTS: Johan SURMAN (SURMEYER)
Tecla WAGENMACHER or EVERS
EMIGRATION: 1841
MARRIED: (1) Anna BUSCH or BUSS (1836-65)
marriage: 1857, St. Libory, St Clair County, IL
(2) Maria Catharine DETERS her entry
marriage: Apr 10, 1866, St. Libory, St Clair County, IL
CHILDREN: Theodor SURMEYER born 1860, IL
Heinrich SURMEYER born 1863, IL
  Anna Maria SURMEYER born 1867, IL; died 1927, IL
Johan Herman SURMEYER born 1868, IL; died as infant
M Adl SURMEYER born 1872, IL
Conrad SURMEYER born 1875, IL; died 1879
Joh Hch SURMEYER born 1878, IL; died 1892
Bernard SURMEYER born 1880, IL
Anton SURMEYER born 1883, IL; died 1884
A Cath SURMEYER born 1887, IL
NOTES: 1860 IL census, Washington County tw 2 rg 5
SURMEYER [indexed SUNNYER, SUMPMYRE], Wm 25, Hannover
Anna 20, Hannover
Theodor 3/12, IL
  1870 IL census, St Clair County, Tw 2, Rg 6
SURMAER, William 25, Hannover, farmer
Catharine 26, Hannover
Theodore 10, Henry 7, Mary 6/12, all born IL
  1880 IL census, St Clair County, Tw 2, Rg 6
SURMEIER, Wm 45, Hannover, farmer
Catharine 37, Hannover
Theodore 20, Henry 17, Adalide 7, John 2, all born in IL
  1900 IL census, St Clair County, Fayetteville
SURMEYER, William, Jul 1837, Germany, marr 34 yrs, emgr 1841
Catharine Jan 1844, Germany, 5 of 12 children living, emgr 1864
Mary 30, Anna 12, both born IL
  1910 IL census, St Clair County, Fayetteville
SURMEIER, Wm, 75, Germany, marr 2, emgr 1842
Cath 67, Germany, marr 1, 3 of 9 ch living, emgr 1865
SOURCES:

All information except 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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SWIS

SWIS, Johan Theodor
BORN: Aug 30, 1829, Messingen
PARENTS: Herman Bernard SWIS
Anna Christina SCHULTEN
EMIGRATION: 1866 - arrived NY Aug 22, 1866 on the ship Bremen
SWIS, Herm 60, Germany to US
Anna 60, Theo 36, Bernhard 26, Marie 25, 2 infants each 5 mo old
MARRIED: Gertrude VANWINNEL
CHILDREN: Mary SWIS born 1870, OH
Joseph SWIS born 1872, OH
Louey/Anthony SWIS born 1874, OH
Kate SWIS born 1876, OH
Caroline SWIS born 1878, OH
Bernard SWIS born 1879, OH
NOTES: 1880 OH census, Hamilton County, Cincinnati
SWISS, Theo 41, Hannover
Gertrude 35, Prussia
Mary 10, Joseph 8, Louey? 6, Kate 4, Caroline 2, Ben 1, all born OH
  1900 OH census, Hamilton County, Cincinnati
SWIS, John T, Aug 1829, Germany, marr 32 yrs, emgr 1866
Gertrude, Apr 1841, Germany, 4 of 7 ch living, emgr 1867
Anthony 26, Caroline 22, Bernard 20, OH
Mary, Dau-Law, 26, IN
SOURCES:

Johan's month and year of birth and year of emigration were known from the 1900 census. 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 provided date and place of birth and parents' names. His wife's surname was known from the OH death certificate of their daughter Caoline Gross 1877-1948.

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