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WELLEN, WELLENS

WELLEN, Anna Christine
BORN: Jan 25, 1829, Gersten (parish in Lengerich)
DIED: Jan 14, 1878, Germantown, Clinton County, IL
PARENTS: Johan WELLEN
Anna Helena LAMMERS
EMIGRATION: 1836 - arrived New Orleans Dec 12, 1836 on the ship Orion
Bernd Jan WELLEN age 37 from Lengerich
with Anna Helena, 34, Anna Christina 8, Jans 6, Bernhardt 3 (died on voyage), Carl 1 Benedictus 21
MARRIED: Johan Albert WINKLER his entry
marriage: Jan 7, 1851, Clinton County, IL
CHILDREN: Hy WINKELER b. 1851, Clinton County; d. 1833; m. OPGENORTH
Herm Albt WINKELER born 1853, IL; died in WY
A Chr WINKELER born 1855, Germantown; died 1883; m. HEGEL
J Herm WINKELER born 1859, IL; died 1863
Joseph WINKELER born 1862, IL; m. LAMMERS
Fr WINKELER b. 1864, IL; d. 1964, St Louis; m. BOLK, m . MESSMANN
John WINKELER born 1867 IL; died within 2 weeks
NOTES: 1850 Clinton County census
Christine WELLEN, age 21, from Germany
living with the BLACKMAN family (English)
RESEARCHERS: Tim Nix (nixtim@auden.webster.edu) who supplied much of the information about this emigrant
SOURCES: Anna Christina's birthdate was found in the lists (before the baptism records begin) of families belonging to St Boniface parish when it was founded. This information corresponded to the family's entry on the passenger list of the ship Orion which supplied their place of origin. Lengerich parish records were checked and a corresponding entry found there for Anna Christina. Her marriage information was found in the index of Clinton County marriages. Tim Nix supplied information about her death and her children.

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WELLEN, Benedict
BORN: Oct 25, 1815, Gersten (parish in Lengerich)
DIED: May 22, 1842, age 26, Germantown, Clinton County, IL; buried St Boniface Cemetery
PARENTS: Johan Heinrich WELLEN
Gesina Adelheid ROBKEN
EMIGRATION: 1836 - arrived New Orleans, Dec 12, 1836 on ship Orion
Bernd Jan WELLEN age 37 from Lengerich
with Anna Helena, 34, Anna Christina 8, Jans 6, Bernhardt 3 (died on voyage), Carl 1 Benedictus 21
MARRIED: unknown
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Benedict's approximate year of birth and probable place of birth were known from the passenger list of the ship Orion. Lengerich parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there from him. His parents' names as noted above were from that document and were the same as those of Bernard Johan with whom he emigrated.

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WELLEN, Bernard Johan
BORN: Mar 20, 1799 in Lengerich
PARENTS: Johan Heinrich WELLEN
Gesina Aleid ROBKEN
EMIGRATION: 1836 - arrived New Orleans, Dec 12, 1836 on ship Orion
Bernd Jan WELLEN age 37 from Lengerich
with Anna Helena, 34, Anna Christina 8, Jans 6, Bernhardt 3 (died on voyage), Carl 1 Benedictus 21
on same ship was Bernhard Heinrich WOBBE
MARRIED: Anna Helena LAMBERS her entry
marriage: Jun 10, 1828, Lengerich
CHILDREN: Anna Christina WELLEN born Jan 25, 1829 m. WINKELER
Johan Hch WELLEN born Nov 5, 1831
Bernhardt WELLEN born 1833
Carl WELLEN born 1835
Andreas WELLEN born Jan 16, 1837 (in MO, 2 weeks after ship arrival)
Johan Bd WELLEN born Feb 26, 1839
NOTES: 1840 IL census, Clinton County
John WELLEN was 40-50, his wife 30-40
1 boy under 5, another 5-10, 1 girl 10-15
  Bernard Johan WELLEN and Bernard WOBBE were 2 of the 21 signers in Schoal Creek of a petition (no date) sent to Bishop Rosati in St Louis requesting that a priest be assigned to their settlement in IL.
RESEARCHERS: Tim Nix who provided information about this family
SOURCES:

Bernard Johan's approximate year of birth and probable place of birth were known from the passenger list of the ship Orion. His birthdate was also found in the pioneer family pages located in front of the earliest baptismal records of St Boniface parish in Germantown. Lengerich parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there from him. His parents' names as noted above were from that document and were the same as those of Benedict with whom he emigrated. Children's information was taken from the St Boniface family pages.

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WELLENS, Christian
BORN: Feb 10, 1845, Lorup
PARENTS: Wilhelm WELLENS geb SCHMEES
Christina WELLEN
EMIGRATION: 1870 - arrived Baltimore Apr 1870 on the ship Ohio
Willens, Christian 25, Cincinnati to US
Wilhelm 15, Hannover to US
  emigration index, Osnabrueck - Christian WELLENS born Feb 10, 1845, son of Wm Wellens geb Schmees and Christina WELLENS, emgr 1870 from Lorup to Am
MARRIED: Minnie
CHILDREN: William WELLENS born 1873, OH
Lana WELLENS born 1875, OH
Mamie WELLENS born 1876, OH
Anna WELLENS born 1878, OH
Catharine WELLENS born 1889, OH
NOTES: 1880 OH census Putnam County, Ottawa
WELLENS, Christ 35, Hannover, carpenter
Minnie 35, Hannover
Willie 7, Lana 5, Mamie 4, Anna 2, all born OH
  1900 OH census, Henry County, Marion
WELLENS, Christ Feb 1845, Germany, marr 25 yrs, emgr 1870, house carpenter
Marg W, Jun 1845, Germany, 6 of 7 ch living, emgr 1869
Cath 11, OH
SOURCES:

Christian's month and year of birth and year of emigration were noted on the 1900 census. That information allowed an entry for him to be identified on an emigration index entry which provided his probable place of birth. Lorup parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for him

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WELLEN, Johan Albert
BORN: Oct 28, 1810, Gersten (parish in Lengerich)
DIED: before Oct 1849 when hiw widow remarried Bernard HAAR
PARENTS: Johan Heinrich WELLEN
Gesina Aleid ROBKEN
EMIGRATION: 1838 - arrived Jan 10, 1838 on ship Cumberland
Jan Albert WELLEN 27, farmer from Lengerich traveling to St. Louis
with Maria 27, Joh Hinr 1, Joh Hinr 62
MARRIED: Maria Gesina LUEBBERS
CHILDREN: Johan Heinrich WELLEN born ca 1837, Hannover
Maria Anna WELLEN born 1839; died Sep 19, 1839, age 6mo, IL
M Cath WELLEN born 1841, IL, marr HEIMAN; died 1877, IL
Beranrd Heinrich WELLEN born 1843, Germantown, IL; died same year
Anna Maria WELLEN born 1844, Germantown, IL
NOTES: 1840 IL census, Clinton County
Alfred WELLEN was 20-30, wife 20-30, 1 boy under 5
he was listed after John WELLEN
SOURCES:

Johan Albert's approximate year of birth and probable place of birth were known from the passenger list of the ship Cumberland. Lengerich parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for him. His parents' names as noted above were taken from that record and were also the parents of two other emigrants who settled in Clinton County, IL - Benedict and Bernard Johan.

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WELLEN, Johan Bernard
BORN: Mar 2, 1825, Clusorth (parish in Bawinkel)
twin with Johan Herman
PARENTS: Johan Gerhard WELLEN (WEELEN in Holland)
Gesina Angela SCHWINDEL (ZWENDEL in Holland)
EMIGRATION: by 1829 moved to Slagharen, Holland
in 1852 emigrated to America
MARRIED: Anna Maria RENSING her entry
marriage: Jun 9, 1853, Hannover (Germantown), Clinton County, IL
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: 1860 IL census, Clinton County
WELLEN J B 35, farmer, Germany
Anna 24, Germany
Anna 6, Margaret 2, both born in IL
  1870 IL census, Clinton County
WILLEN, John Bernard 48, farm laborer from Hannover, his wife Anna Mary 34, born in Holland, Anna 16,in IL, Margaret 12, Mary 9, Gerhard 7, Bernhard 4, Henry 1, all children born in IL
RESEARCHERS: Diana Rensing (Rensing512@aol.com)
SOURCES: Johan Bernard's approximate age was known from IL census information. With that information he was found on an 1829 census for Slagharen and from that document his parents' names and his place of birth were known. A corresponding entry was found for him in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika which gave his exact date of birth, the German spelling of his parents' names and his year of emigration to America. Marriage information was from family researcher Diana Rensing. Children's information was from the 1870 census.

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WELLEN, Johan Heinrich
BORN: Nov 5, 1831, Gersten (parish in Lengerich)
DIED: Sep 27, 1907 in Aviston, Clinton County, IL; buried St Francis of Assisi Cemetery
PARENTS: Bernard Johan WELLEN
Anna Helena LAMMERS
EMIGRATION: 1836 - arrived New Orleans, Dec 12, 1836 on ship Orion
Bernd Jan WELLEN age 37 from Lengerich
with Anna Helena, 34, Anna Christina 8, Jans 6, Bernhardt 3 (died on voyage), Carl 1 Benedictus 21
MARRIED: Anna Maria WUEBBE
marriage: Oct 14, 1856, Germantown, Clinton County, IL, St Boniface parish
CHILDREN: William WELLEN born ca 1858, IL
Mary Helena WELLEN born 1858, IL, bapt Germantown
Anna Marg WELLEN born 1860, IL, bapt Germantown
Mary Catharine WELLEN born 1863, IL, bapt Damiansville, m. F W LUEKE
Joseph Bernard WELLEN born 1871, IL, bapt Aviston
NOTES: 1840 IL census, Clinton County
John WELLEN was 40-50, his wife 30-40
1 boy under 5, another 5-10, 1 girl 10-15
  1860 IL census, Clinton County
WELLIN, John 28, Germany, farmer
Anna 24, Germany
Marg 1 IL
WEBER, Joseph 20, laborer, Germany
BROOKHOFF, 32, carpenter, Germany
  1870 IL census, Clinton County, Sugar Creek
WELLEN, John 38, Hannover, farmer
Anna 34, Hannover
Catharine 7, IL
BRUGGEMAN, Bd 22, Hannover, laborer
WENDELL, Mary 28, Hannover, domesict servant
RESEARCHERS: Tim Nix who supplied much of the information about this emigrant
SOURCES:

Johan Heinrich's date of birth was on his tombstone. His parents' names were known from a listing of founding families located in front of the earliest baptismal records of St Boniface parish in Germantown. His probable place of birth was from the passenger list of the ship Orion. Lengerich parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for him.

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WELLEN, Johan Herman
BORN: Mar 2, 1825, Clusorth (parish in Bawinkel)
twin with Johan Bernard
DIED: Mar 30, 1877, buried Damiansville
PARENTS: Johan Gerhard WELLEN (WEELEN in Holland)
Gesina Angela SCHWINDEL (ZWENDEL in Holland)
EMIGRATION: between 1862 and 1870
MARRIED: Maria Helena BORGMANN her entry
marriage: Mar 7, 1854, Dalen, Holland
CHILDREN: Anna WELLEN born 1855 Holland, m. SANTEL
Mary WELLEN born ca 1858, Holland
Bernard WELLEN born ca 1862, Holland
Mary E WELLEN born Apr 1870, IL
NOTES: 1870 IL census, Clinton County
WILLEN John Herm 47, farmer from Hannover
Helena 42, Hannover, Anna 15, Holland, Mary 12, Holland, Bernhard 8, Holland, Mary E 5/12 IL
SOURCES: On the 1870 census Joh Herm and family were living next to Joh Bernard Wellen who, from the 1829 census in Slagharen, was known to have had a twin named Johan Herman. Also the date of birth on Johan Herman's tombstone was the same as that of his twin in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika which had given place of birth as Bawinkel. Johan Herman's birthdate was verified in that parish's records. Information about the wife and children is from the 1870 census. His wife's surname was found in the book Auswanderungsliste fuer die fruehere Pfarrgemeinde Twist in den Jahren 1838-1910 nach Amerika. His marriage information, which included place of birth, parents' names and age (29), was found online and submitted by Richard Schaefer.

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WELLING

WELLING, Euphemia Maria
BORN: Mar 4, 1850, Wietmarcschen in Bentheim
DIED: Apr 20, 1916, St Louis, MO; buried Clinton County, IL, St Francis of Assisi Cemetery in Aviston
PARENTS: Johan Heinrich WELLING
Euphemia Maria MAIER
EMIGRATION: 1872
MARRIED: (1) George of William GEHRS
(2) Benedict Heinrich LAGER his entry
marriage: Aug 18, 1873, Aviston, Clinton County, IL
CHILDREN: George GEHRS born 1872
  William J LAGER born 1876, Aviston, Clinton Co, IL
Wilhelmina LAGER born 1878
Anton LAGER born 1880, Breese, IL
Margaret LAGER born 1883, Aviston, IL
Frederic LAGER born 1885, Aviston, IL
Caroline LAGER born 1886, Aviston, IL
August LAGER born 1888, Aviston, IL
Euphemia LAGER born 1890, Aviston, IL
Anna LAGER born 1892, Aviston, IL
NOTES: 1880 IL census, Clinton County, Breese
LAGER, Bernard 31, Prussia, farmer
Mary 30, Prussia
William 4, Wilhelmina 1, Anton 1mo, all born in IL
GEHRS, George 7, step-son, born IL
RESEARCHERS: Fred Lager and Dave Halm who have this emigrant in their WorldConnect databases
SOURCES:

Euphemia Maria's date and place of birth and parents' names were found in several WCdbs. Wietmarschen parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for her. Information about her husbands, children, emigration and death was from the WCdbs

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WELP

WELP, Caroline Maria/Helena
BORN: Nov 17, 1850, Wettrup (parish in Lengerich)
DIED: Feb 7, 1925, Pepin Hill, Wabasha County, MN
PARENTS: Johan Bernard WELP
Helena Maria KOSSE
EMIGRATION: ca 1860 to Wabasha, Pepin Twp, MN
MARRIED: Johan Benedict LAGER his entry
marriage: Apr 7, 1869, Wabasha County, MN
CHILDREN: Sophia M LAGER born 1871, MN, died 1910, m. Anton KENNEBECK
Benedict August LAGER born 1872, MN, m. A GRADEN
Edward LAGER born 1873, MN, m. Cath DOOLEY
Mary LAGER born 1875, MN, m. Edw WISE
Frank LAGER born 1877, MN, m. Ida WHALEY
Joseph LAGER born 1879, MN m. M E BERLIN
Henry LAGER born 1882, MN
Annie LAGER born 1884, MN m. Wm MARS
George LAGER born 1887, MN m. M LAGER
NOTES: 1880 MN census, Wabasha County, Pepin Township
LAGER, Benedict, 39, from Hannover, farmer
Caroline 29, wife, Hannover
Sophy 9, Benedict 7, Edward 6, Mary 5, Frank 3, Joseph 9mo, all born in MN
Bernard LAGER 80, father, from Hannover
1900 MN census, Wabasha County, Pepin Twp
LAGER, Benedict born Dec 1841, Germany, m. 29 yrs, emgr 1855
Caroline born Nov 1851, Germany, 9 of 9 children living, emgr 1860
Benedict 27, Joseph 20, Henry 18, Annie 15, George 12, all born MN
Caroline's obituary and link to husband's biographical sketch (online) which has photos of Caroline and Benedict.
RESEARCHERS: Dave Halm who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database
SOURCES: Caroline's parents' names, her approximate year and probable place of bith and her husband's name were known from her family's entry on the the Passe list of emigrants from Wettrup, Lengerich to Wabasha, MN - parents were Bernard Welp and Helena Kosse. She was age 9 in 1860, came from Wettrup or a nearby town and became the wife of Benedict Lager. With this information an entry was identified for her as Carolina Maria in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika which gave her exact date of birth. Children's information was noted in her husband Benedict's biographical sketch. Marriage information was from Dave Halm's database. Her death information was from her obit.

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WELP, Heinrich Joseph
BORN: Apr 24, 1852, Stovern (parish in Salzbergen)
DIED: Oct 14, 1941, St Anthony, Dubois County, Indiana
PARENTS: Joseph WELP
Anna Margaretha STEIN
EMIGRATION: 1870
MARRIED: Elisabeth ECKERT
marriage: Sep 19, 1876, St Anthony, Dubois County, IN
CHILDREN: Henry Joseph WELP born 1877, IN
John WELP born 1878, IN
Bernard WELP born 1881, IN
Joseph WELP born 1882, IN
Anna WELP born 1885, IN
Mary WELP born 1888, IN
Frank J WELP born 1889, IN
John Adam WELP born 1891, IN
Mary Elizabeth WELP born 1893, IN
Bertha WELP born 1896, IN
Rosina WELP born 1898, IN
NOTES: 1900 IN census, Dubois County, Jackson Twp
WELP (WILP), Joseph, Apr 1852, Germany, marr 24 yrs, emgr 1870
Elizabeth Mar 1855, Germany, 9 of 10 ch living, no emgr info
John 21, Benj 19, Jos 17, Anna 14, Mary 12, Frank 11, Lizzie 9, Bertha 6, Rosa 4
Joseph Sr, May 1817, Germany, wid, emgr 1870
RESEARCHERS: Dave Halm and Riley Lamkin who have this emigrant in their WorldConnect databases.
SOURCES:

Heinrich Joseph's date and place of birth and parents' names were found in 2 WCdbs. Salzbergen parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for him one year later than the date in the WCdbs. Information about his wife, children and death was taken from Dave Halm's WCdb.

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WELP, Johan Bernard
BORN: Dec 3, 1820, Wettrup (parish in Lengerich)
DIED: Before 1900 when his wife was listed without him, living with son Frank
PARENTS: Johan Heinrich WELP
Maria Aleid THIEN
EMIGRATION: ca 1860
MARRIED: Maria Helena KOSSE
CHILDREN: Caroline Maria WELP born1850 Wettrup m. Benedict LAGER
Johan Joseph WELP born 1959, Wettrup m. Hel McGOWAN
Maria Anna WELP born 1860 Wettrup m. Anton PASSE
Frank WELP born ca 1864, MN
Clements WELP born ca 1866, MN
NOTES: 1880 MN census, Wabasha County, Pepin Township
WELP, Bernard 60, farmer, Hannover
Mary, wife 58, Hannover
Joseph 19, Hannover
Frank 16, Clements 14, both born MN
Josephine VOS, daughter 10, born WI
RESEARCHERS: Dave Halm who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database
SOURCES: Bernard's approximate year and probable place of bith and his wife's name and year of emigration were known from his family's entry on the the Passe list of emigrants from Wettrup, Lengerich to Wabasha, MN. With that information an entry was identified for him, as Johan Bernard Heinrich Franz Welp, in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika which gave Bernard's exact date and place of birth and his parents' names. The three children born in Wettrup also had entries in the Tenfelde book. The two born in MN were taken from the 1880 census.

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WELP, Johan Gerhard
BORN: Dec 27, 1857 Stovern (parish in Salzbergen)
DIED: Feb 1, 1935, Schnellville, Dubois County, IN
PARENTS: Joseph WELP
Anna Margaretha STEIN
EMIGRATION: 1870
MARRIED: Catherine STRIEGEL
marriage: May 8, 1883, Celestine, Dubois County, IN
CHILDREN: Marian Marg WELP born 1884
John Joseph WELP born 1885, IN
Rosina Clara WELP born 1887, IN
Veronica Elis WELP born 1889, IN
Leo C WELP born 1891, IN
Edw Jos WELP born 1893, IN
Cyrene J WELP born 1894, IN
Theodor J WELP born 1898, IN, IN
Mary Susanna WELP born 1900
Albert Leopold WELP born 1902, IN
NOTES: 1880 IN census, Dubois County, Jefferson Twp
WELP, Joseph 60, farmer, Minserland
Margaret 57, Hannover
Garret 22, Catharine 15, Hannover
  1900 IN census, Dubois County, Jefferson Twp
WELP, Gerhard, Dec 1857, Germany, marr 17 yrs, no emgr info
Catharina 40, IN, 8 of 9 children living
John 14, Rosa 13, Verona 11, Leo 9, Edw 7, Cerine 5, Theodor 3, Mary 9/12, all born IN
RESEARCHERS: Dave Halm who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database
SOURCES:

Gerhard's date and place of birth and parents' names were found in Dave Halm's WorldConnect database. That information was then verified in Salzbergen parish records. Information about wife, children, emgration and death was from the WCdb.

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WELP, Johan Joseph
BORN: Oct 21, 1859, Wettrup (parish in Lengerich)
DIED: Mar 10, 1933, Wabasha County, MN
PARENTS: Johan Bernard WELP
Helena Maria KOSSE
EMIGRATION: 1860
MARRIED: Helena McGOWAN born Aug 1866, MN, parents from Scotland and Ireland
marriage: Oct 13, 1886, Wabasha County, MN
CHILDREN: Helen Rose WELP born 1887, MN
Mary WELP born 1890, MN
Caroline WELP born 1891, MN
Hugh H WELP born 1893, MN
Joseph WELP born 1896, MN
Leo J WELP born 1898, MN
NOTES: 1880 MN census, Wabasha County, Pepin Township
WELP, Bernard 60, farmer, from Hannover
Mary, wife 58, Hannover
Joseph 19, Hannover
Frank 16, Clements 14, both born MN
Josephine VOS, daughter 10, born WI
1900 MN census, Wabasha County, Pepin Twp
WELP, Joseph born Oct 1859, Germany, m. 13 yrs, emgr 1860
Helena born Aug 1866, MN, 6 of 6 children living
Helen 12, Mary 10, Caroline 8, Hugh 8, Joseph 4, Leo 1, all born MN
RESEARCHERS: Dave Halm who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database
SOURCES: Joseph's parents' names, his approximate year and probable place of bith and year of emigration were known from his family's entry on the the Passe list of emigrants from Wettrup, Lengerich to Wabasha, MN. With that information an entry was identified for him, as Johann Joseph Welp, in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika which gave his exact date and place of birth and his parents' names. Death, marriage and children's information was taken from Dave Halm's database.

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WELP, Maria Anna
BORN: Aug 26, 1860 Wettrup (parish in Lengerich)
DIED: Mar 22, 1932, MN
PARENTS: Johan Bernard WELP
Helena Maria KOSSE
EMIGRATION: 1860
MARRIED: Bernard Anton PASSE his entry
marriage: Jan 14, 1879, Wabasha County, MN
CHILDREN: Josephine Anna PASSE born 1881, MN
Rosa PASSE born 1883, MN
Joseph PASSE born 1886, MN
John B PASSE born 1887, MN
Margaret PASSE born 1889, MN
Dora PASSE born 1892, MN
Anton F PASSE born 1895, MN
Theodore PASSE born 1897, MN
George B PASSE born 1901, MN
NOTES: 1880 MN census, Wabasha County, Pepin Township
PASSE, Antone 29, from Hannover, farmer
Mary 22, Hannover
1900 MN census, Wabasha County, Pepin Twp
PASSE, Anton born Oct 1850, Germany, m. 21 years, emgr 1870
Mary born Aug 1856, Germany, 8 of 8 children living, emgr 1860
Rosa 16, Joseph 14, John 13, Maggie 10, Dora 7, Anthony 5, Theodore 3, all born in MN
RESEARCHERS: Dave Halm who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect database
SOURCES: Mary Ann's probable place of bith, her parents' names, her husband's name and her year of emigration were known from her family's entry on the the Passe list of emigrants from Wettrup, Lengerich to Wabasha, MN. Her age on the list was given as 10 which must have meant months rather than years when compared with her age on the 1880 census. With that information an entry was identified for her, as Maria Anna Welp, in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika which gave her exact date and place of birth, her husband's name and marriage date and her parents' names. Information regarding death, marriage and children was taken from Dave Halm's database.

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