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WESSELMAN

WESSELMAN, Anna Theresa
BORN: Dec 1, 1866 Gross Dohren (parish in Herzlake)
PARENTS: Johan Bernhard WESSELMANN
Anna Maria BURKE
EMIGRATION: 1882 - arrived Baltimore Sep 1882 on the ship Leipzig
WESSELMANN, Bernh 60, farmer Prussia to Baltimore
Anna 48, Johannes 21, Theresia 16, Caroline 11
MARRIED: (1) George FELKER died 1898, buried St Rose, IL
marriage: Jan 10, 1893, Clinton County, IL
(2) Herman TOEBEN born in MO
marriage: Nov 24, 1903, Clinton County, IL
CHILDREN: Anna FELKER born 1894, IL
Lambert FELKER born 1896, IL, marr. FUEHNE
Rose FELKER 1898 , IL
Bernard TOEBEN 1906, IL
Caroline TOEBEN 1907, IL
Theodoer TOEBEN 1909, IL
NOTES: 1900 IL census, Clinton County, Wheatfield Twp
WESSELMANN, H, Nov 1855, Germany, wid, emgr 1882
Tracy A, sister-in-law, Dec 1866, wid, emgr 1882, 3 of 3 ch living [should be sister]
John P 8, Katie A 6, Bernard J 5, Joseph H 3, Mary 1, all born IL
Annie T 6, Lambert 4, Rosa M 2 (nieces) born IL [FELKER ]
  1910 IL census, Clinton County, Breese Twp (online)
TOEBEN, Herman 35, MO
Thresa 43, Germany, 6 of 6 chidlren living
Bernard 4, Caroline 3, Theodore 1 1/12, all born in IL
FEHLKER (step-children) Annie 16, Lambert 14, Rosie 12, all born in IL
SOURCES:

Some helpful nformation about Anna Theresa was originally found in a genealogy website which is no longer online. The 1910 census provided the names of her two husbands allowing their marriage records to be located in an online county index and allowing an entry for Anna Theresa (with errors) to be found on the 1900 census. That entry supplied her month and year of birth and year of emigration which led to her family being identified on the passenger list of the ship Leipzig. In the website no longer online Herzlake had been noted as place of birth for a sister of Theresa so that parish's records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Anna Theresa.

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WESSELMAN, Bernard Heinrich
BORN: Jun 29, 1858 Gross Dohren (Herzlake)
DIED: Jan 19, 1951, Aviston, Clinton County, IL, buried St Francis Cemetery
PARENTS: Johan Bernhard WESSELMANN
Anna Maria BURKE
EMIGRATION: 1881
MARRIED: Catharine RIBBING
marriage: Oct 25, 1892, Clinton County, IL
CHILDREN: Bernard WESSELMANN born 1893, IL
Edward WESSELMANN born 1895, IL
Henry Anthony WESSELMANN born 1897, IL
Theresa WESSELMANN born 1898, IL
NOTES: 1900 IL census, Clinton County, Germantown
WESSELMANN, Bernard, Jun 1859, Germany, marr 7 yrs, emgr 1881
Katherine 30, IL
Bernard 6, Edward 5, Henry 3, Theresa 1, born IL
John Bern, father, Oct 1821, Germany, marr 47 yrs, emgr 1881
Anna, mother, Aug 1832, Germany, 5 of 7 children living, emgr 1881
SOURCES:

Bernard's month and year of birth and parents' names were noted on the 1900 census. His parents' names and ages corresponded with the parents of another resident of Clinton County who had been born in Gross Dohren so Herzlake parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Bernard Heinrich. His marriage information was from an online county marriage index.

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WESSELMAN, Caroline Antonette
BORN: Apr 29, 1870, Gross Dohren (parish in Herzlake)
PARENTS: Johan Bernhard WESSELMANN
Anna Maria BURKE
EMIGRATION: 1882 - arrived Baltimore Sep 1882 on the ship Leipzig
WESSELMANN, Bernh 60, farmer Prussia to Baltimore
Anna 48, Johannes 21, Theresia 16, Caroline 11
MARRIED: Theodore DIECKMANN
marriage: Jan 17, 1894, Breese, Clinton County, IL
CHILDREN: Anna M DIECKMANN born 1995, IL
Tracy DIECKMANN born 1897, IL
NOTES: 1900 IL census, Clinton County, Wheatfield Twp
DIEKMANN, Theod, Aug 2, 1871, Germany, marr 6 yrs, emgr 1890
Caroline, May 1871, Germany, 2 of 2 ch living, emgr 1882
Annie M 5, Tracy 3, both born IL
SOURCES:

Carolina's date and place of birth and parents' names were noted on a family website no longer online. Dr Remme's online Herzlake parish database was checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Caroline Antonette.

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WESSELMAN, Gerhard Heinrich
BORN: Nov 28, 1855 Gross Dohren (Herzlake)
DIED: Apr 8, 1931, Aviston, Clinton County, IL, buried St Francis Cemetery
PARENTS: Johan Bernhard WESSELMANN
Anna Maria BURKE
EMIGRATION: 1882
MARRIED: Catharine VOSS
CHILDREN: John P WESSELMAN born 1892, IL
Katharine A WESSELMAN born 1894, IL
Bernard J WESSELMAN born 1895, IL
Joseph H WESSELMAN born 1897, IL
Mary WESSELMAN born 1899, IL
NOTES: 1900 IL census, Clinton County, Wheatfield Twp
WESSELMANN, H, Nov 1855, Germany, wid, emgr 1882
Tracy A Dec 1866, wid, emgr 1882, 3 of 3 ch living
John P 8, Katie A 6, Bernard J 5, Joseph H 3, Mary 1, all born IL
Annie T 6, Lambert 4, Rosa M 2 (all noted as nieces) born IL
SOURCES:

Heinrich's date of birth was on his tombstone. His place of birth and parents' names were noted in a family website no longer online. Dr Remme's online Herzlake parish database was checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Gerhard Heinrich.

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WESSELMAN, Gerhard Herman
BORN: Jul 10, 1864 Gross Dohren (parish in Herzlake)
PARENTS: Johan Bernhard WESSELMANN
Anna Maria BURKE
EMIGRATION: 1882
MARRIED: Mary HUELSMAN
CHILDREN: Anna WESSELMANN born 1896, IL
Caroline WESSELMANN born 1898 , IL
Anthony WESSELMANN born 1899, IL
NOTES: 1900 IL census, Clinton County, St Rose Twp
WESSELMANN, Gerhard, Jul 1864, Germany, marr 5 yrs, emgr 1882
Mary 27, IL
Anna 3, Lena 2, Anton 8/12, all born IL
SOURCES:

Gerhard's date and place of birth and parents' names were noted in a family website no longer online. Dr Remme's online Herzlake parish database was checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Gerhard Herman.

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WESSELMAN, Johan Bernhard
BORN: Oct 3, 1822, Westrum (parish in Herzlake)
PARENTS: Johan Herman WESSELMANN
Maria Angela HENGEMUEHLE
EMIGRATION: 1882 - arrived Baltimore Sep 1882 on the ship Leipzig
WESSELMANN, Bernh 60, farmer Prussia to Baltimore
Anna 48, Johannes 21, Theresia 16, Caroline 11
MARRIED: Anna BURKE her entry
marriage: May 9, 1854, Herzlake
CHILDREN: Gd Hch WESSELMANN born Nov 28, 1855, Gross Dohren, Herzlake
Joh BdWESSELMANN born Jun 29, 1858 Gross Dohren, Herzlake
Johan WESSELMAN born Mar 22, 1861, Gross Dohren, Herzlake
Gd Hm Hch WESSELMANN born Jul 10, 1864 Gross Dohren, Herzlake
Anna Theresa WESSELMANN born Dec 1, 1866, Gr Dohren, Herzlake
Car Antoinette WESSELMANN born Apr 29, 1870, Gr Dohren, Herzlake
Anna Theresa WESSELMAN born Feb 26, 1874, Gr Dohren, Herzlake
NOTES: 1900 IL census, Clinton County, Germantown
WESSELMAN, Bernard, Jun 1859, Germany, marr 7 yrs, emgr 1881
Cath 30, IL
Bernard 6, Edw S 5, Henry 3, Theodor 1, all born IL
John Bern, father, Oct 1821, Germany, marr 47 yrs, emgr 1881
Anna, mother, Aug 1832, Germany, emgr 1881, 5 of 7 ch living
SOURCES:

Johan Bernard's month and year of birth, year of emigration, wife's first name and son's name were noted on the 1900 census. Information about other children was found on the passenger list of the ship Leipzig. His age (32) and parents' names were noted on his marriage record. That information allowed entries for the whole family to be identified on Dr. Stefan Remme' website Zur Geschichte von Dohren im Emsland which gave complete birth information for each of them and marriage information for Johan Bernard and his wife.

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WESSELS, WESSEL

WESSELS, Anna
BORN: Apr 11, 1888, Esterwegen (parish in Lorup)
DIED: Aug 22, 1973, Delhi Twp, Hamilton County, OH; buried St Stephen Cemetery
PARENTS: Johan WESSEL
Anna OTTEN
EMIGRATION: 1899
MARRIED: unknown
NOTES: 1900 OH census, Hamilton County, Cincinnati
SANTEN, Wm Apr 1868, Germany, marr 6 yrs, emgr 1890
Kerena? Feb 1869, Germany 2 of 2 ch living, emgr 1893
Joh 5, Wm 2, both born OH
WESSELS, Anna, S in Law, Apr 1888, Germany, emgr 1899
RESEARCHERS: Paul Amend who supplied all of the information about this emigrant
SOURCES:

Birth and death information for Anna was supplied by family researcher Paul Amend. Because German parish records on microfishe for use by researchers are available only until 1875, Anna's birth/baptism could not be verified in Lorup parish records.

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WESSELS, Anna Gesina
BORN: Jan 11, 1812, Doerpen
DIED: Oct 26, 1875, buried St Libory, St Clair County, IL
PARENTS: Herman Bernard WESSELS
Anna Margaretha CONEN
EMIGRATION: by 1845
MARRIED: (1) Mr SCHROEDER
(2) Johan Herman BAALMAN
his entry
marriage: Sep 7, 1845, St Libory, St Clair County, IL, St Libory parish
CHILDREN: Maria Clara BAALMAN born 1847, IL; died before 1860 it seems
Gerhard Anton BAALMAN born 1849, IL; died 1886
Anna Adelheid BAALMAN born 1851, IL; died 1883
Margaretha BAALMAN born 1853, IL
NOTES: 1860 IL census, Washington County, Twp 2 Rg 5
BOHLMAN, J H 47, Germany, farmer
Anna 48, Germany
Gerhard 11, Anna 10, Margaret 7, all born IL
  1870 IL census, BAARMAN, John H 56, Hannover
Anna 60, Hannover
Anna 19, Margeret 16, Gerhardt 21, all born in IL
SOURCES:

All information except censuses was taken from the entry for her husband JHm Baalman 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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WESSELS, Anna Margaretha
BORN: Aug 21, 1818, Klein Berssen
PARENTS: Johan Herman WESSELS
Catharine Maria BUETER
EMIGRATION: by 1851
MARRIED: (1) Friederich HEITMAN
(2) Herman Bernard GELZE (CHELZE) his entry
marriage Feb 23, 1851, St. Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Maria Catharine HEITMAN born 1850 St. Louis, MO
Casp Friederick (Julius) HEITMAN b. 1850 St. Louis, MO; d. 1852
SOURCES: The emigration index in Osnabrueck indicated 2 women with the name Marg WESSELS emigrated in 1845 and 1846 from Gross and Klein Berssen, born 1817 and 1820. Records for Klein Berssen parish were checked for that span of years and Margaretha's baptismal record was found there with parents' names the same as on her marriage record at St. Joseph parish. Information about the children was also from the St. Joseph parish records.

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WESSEL, Bernard Heinrich
BORN: Dec 19, 1819, Lastrup (parish in Holte)
DIED: Oct 16, 1845, St. Louis, MO, age 25
PARENTS: Johan Bernard WESSEL
Gesina MEYER
EMIGRATION: probably 1844 - arriving New Orleans Nov 12, 1844 on the ship Favorite
Bernard WESSEL, 24, from Germany
Marian Anna WESSEL, 29
Osnabrueck emigration index - Bernard Heinrich WESSEL 25 with sister Maria Engel 29, emigrated in 1844 from Lastrup, Holte
MARRIED: It appears he never married.
SOURCES: Bernard Heinrich's parents' names were not on his death record at St. Vincent de Paul parish but his age was. Someone with his name, same age, was found on in the Osnabrueck emigration index and listed as emigrating from Holte. That parish's records were checked and the baptismal entry for that Bernard Heinrich was found. It is very probable that this Holte baptismal record was for the Bernard Heinrich who died in St. Louis in 1845 but there is not enough evidence at present to say this ID is absolutely certain.

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WESSELS, Clemens
BORN: Aug 20, 1821, Gersten (parish in Lengerich)
PARENTS: Johan Heinrich WESSELS
Maria Catharine KLAES
EMIGRATION: 1846
MARRIED: (1) Antoinette LINGER
marriage: Feb 1, 1847, St. Louis, MO
(2) Maria Anna FOX
(her father was born KALAGE)
marriage: Jan 9, 1849, St. Louis, MO
SOURCES: Clemens' parents' names were on both his marriage records at St Vincent de Paul parish. A brief entry was found for him Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika which gave his approximate year (1820) and probable place of birth (Gersten, Lengerich.) The records for Lengerich parish were searched and a corresponding baptismal entry was found there for him. The year of emigration was also included in the Tenfelde entry.

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WESSELS, Gesina Maria
BORN:

Feb 24, 1869, Esterwegen (parish in Lorup)

DIED: Aug 3, 1951, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH
PARENTS: Johan WESSELS
Anna OTTEN
EMIGRATION: 1893
MARRIED: Wilhelm R SANTEN
marriage: 1894, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH
CHILDREN: Christine SANTEN, d ied 1976; m. Edw J BIEKER.
John Bernard SANTEN, born 1894, Cincinnati, OH; d. 1975, Cincinnati
William H. SANTEN, born 1898, Cincinnati, OH; died 1973, Saint Louis, MO
Lou Ann SANTEN, born 1899; died 1973.
Anna Louise SANTEN, born 1900, Cincinnati, OH; died 1987, Columbus, OH
Marie J. SANTEN, born 1905, Cincinnati, OH; died 1999, Cincinnati
Harry A. SANTEN, born 1907, Cincinnati, OH; died 1989, Cincinnati
Anthony SANTEN, born 1910, Cincinnati, OH; died 1946, Cincinnati
Joseph G. SANTEN, born 1910, Cincinnati, OH; died 1960, Cincinnati
Paul Amend
NOTES: 1900 OH census, Hamilton County, Cincinnati
SANTEN, Wm Apr 1868, Germany, marr 6 yrs, emgr 1890
Kerena? Feb 1869, Germany 2 of 2 ch living, emgr 1893
Joh 5, Wm 2, both born OH
WESSELS, Anna, S in Law, Apr 1888, Germany, emgr 1899
  1910 OH census, Hamilton County, Cincinnati
SANTEN, Wm 42, Germany, marr 16 yrs, emgr 1890/92
Gesina 41, Germany, 6 of 7 ch living, emgr 1893
Joh 15, Wm R 12, Anna L 9, Christina 7, Mary 4, Henry 2
RESEARCHERS: Paul Amend who supplied much of the information
SOURCES:

Gesina's date and place of birth and parents' names were known to family researcher Paul Amend. That information was verified in Lorup parish records. Paul also supplied information about her death husband, marriage and children.

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WESSELS, Heinrich
BORN: Jul 2, 1826, Muehlbergen, Esterwegen (parish in Lorup)
PARENTS: Herman WESSELS
Thecla JANSEN
EMIGRATION: by 1867
MARRIED: (1) Maria Anna RUETTER her entry widow of Bernard KAHLE
marriage: Jan 8, 1867 St. Libory, St Clair County, IL
(2) Adelheid WANGELPOHL wid of WIEBLER
marriage: Jun 5, 1877, St. Libory, St Clair County, IL
CHILDREN: Anna Thecla WESSELS born 1868, IL
Liborius Heinrich WESSELS born 1870, IL
Louis WESSELS born ca 1873, IL
Margaretha WESSELS born 1878, IL
Adelheid WESSELS born 1878, IL; died 1880
Herman Heinrich WESSELS born 1879, IL
NOTES: 1880 IL census, St Clair County
WESSELS, Henry 48, Hannover, farm renter
Adelaide 38, Hannover
WIEBLER (step-children)Catharine 18, Gerhard 16, Louis 14, born Clinton County, IL
WESSELS, Tekla 12, Louis 7, Liborius 9, Margaretha 2, Herm Heinrich 6 mo, all born St Clair County
WIEBLER (step-children) Anna 9, John 7
SOURCES:

All information 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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WESSELS, Heinrich Johan
BORN: Sep 27, 1876 Esterwegen (parish in Lorup)
DIED: Apr 5, 1970, Hamilton, Butler County, OH; buried St Stephen's Cemetery
PARENTS: Johan WESSELS
Anna OTTEN
EMIGRATION: Oct 12, 1892
MARRIED: Johanna Marie WILKE born 1875 in Goldenstedt, Germany
marriage: Nov 25, 1901, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH
CHILDREN: Anna Josephine WESSELS born 1902, OH
Alma L WESSELS born 1903, OH
Joseph WESSELS born 1904
John WESSELS born 1905
Ralph Henry WESSELS born 1907
M Mildren WESSELS born 1909, OH
Henry Francis WESSELS born 1912, OH
Ferdinand Luke WESSELS born 1915, OH
Francis J WESSELS born 1915, OH
RESEARCHERS: Paul Amend who supplied all of the information about this emigrant
SOURCES:

Information concerning Heinrich Johan's birth, death, marriage, children and emigration was supplied by family researcher Paul Amend. Because German parish records on microfishe for use by researchers are available only until 1875, Heinrich Johan's birth/baptism could not be verified in Lorup parish records.

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WESSELS, Herman
BORN: Sep 7, 1835, Muehlbergen, Esterwegen (parish in Lorup)
DIED: Sep 18, 1910, St Clair County, IL; buried St Libory
PARENTS: Herman WESSELS
Thecla JANSEN
EMIGRATION: 1858 - arrived New Orleans Nov 25, 1858, on ship Republic
Herm WESSELS 24, from Hannover to St. Louis
Lucas 16, Tekla 50
MARRIED: Margaaretha KINKELAAR born in Gelderland, Holland
marriage: 1865, St. Libory, St Clair County, IL
CHILDREN: Herman Gd WESSELS born 1865, IL
Anna Gesina WESSELS born 1868, IL; died the following year
Johanna Christina WESSELS born 1870, IL; died the following year
Bernard WESSELS born 1872, IL
Maria Marg WESSELS born 1875, IL
Johan Gerhard WESSELS born 1878, IL
Herm Hch WESSELS born 1880, IL
Theresia Joanna WESSELS born 1882, IL
Wm Hch WESSELS born 1885, IL
NOTES: 1880 IL census, St Clair County, Hermantown
Herman WESSELS 45, Hannover
Marg 36, Holland
Herman 15, Bd 9, Mary 5, John 3, Henry 5 mo - all born in IL
Listed nextdoor to Henry and Gertrude POLLMAN
  1900 IL census, St Clair County, Fayetteville
WESSEL, Herman, Sep 1834, Germany, marr 25 years, emgr 1858
Maggie Feb 1844, Germany, 6 of 9 ch living, emgr 1858
William 15, IL
SOURCES:

Most information 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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WESSELS, Herman Johan
BORN: Jan 13, 1872, Esterwegen (parish in Lorup)
DIED: Dec 3, 1962, Covington, KY, buried St John's Cemetery, Ft Mitchell, KY
PARENTS: Johan WESSELS
Anna OTTEN
EMIGRATION: 1888 - on the ship Batavia
MARRIED: Anna BRAKE her entry
marriage: 1902 in NY
CHILDREN: John Nicholas WESSELS, born1902; died 1965, Sarasota, FL
Fr Ludmilla WESSELS born 1907, Covington, KY;
died 1994, KY
Alma Ros WESSELS, b. 1910, Covington; d. 1999; Ft Wright, KY
Joh Elis Ludmilla WESSELS, b. 1913, Covington, KY; d. ca 1971
RESEARCHERS: Julie Randolf who has this emigrant listed in her WorldConnect database
SOURCES: Herman's date and place of birth were given in Julie Randolf's database. Lorup parish records were searched and a corresponding entry found there for him. The parents' names noted above were taken from that record. Information on the marriage was taken from the database. Death, emigration and children's information was supplied by family researcher Paul Amend.

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WESSELS, Johan Bernard
BORN: Nov 27, 1823, baptized in Haseluenne
PARENTS: Bernard Heinrich WESSELS
Anna Angela Van der AHE
EMIGRATION: 1839 - arrived New Orleans Dec 11, 1839 on the ship Kustoff
Bernhard Heinrich WESSELS 43, Hulsen to St. Louis
Anna 44, Johannes Heinrich 19, Johannes Gerhard 18, Johannes Bernd 16, Gerhard Heinrich 10
MARRIED: Margaretha Adelheid KALKMAN her entry
marriage: Jul 30, 1850, St. Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Johan Bernhard Heinrich WESSELS born 1853, St. Louis, MO
Joe WESSELS born ca 1856, MO
George WESSELS born ca 1858, MO
Adelhaide WESSELS born ca 1860, MO
NOTES: 1860 MO census, St. Louis
John WESSELS 36, Dry Goods store, Hannover
Adelheide 33, Hannover
Henry 7, Joe 4, George 2, Adelhaide 0, MO
Henry WESSELS 40, brickyard, Hannover
Elisabeth 34, Hannover, Agnes 6, MO
SOURCES: Bernard's parents' names were on his marriage record at St. Joseph parish. His approximate date and probable place of birth were known from the passenger list of the ship Kustoff. Haseluenne parish records were checked and a baptismal entry was found for him there. The child born in 1853 was baptized at St. Joseph parish. The others were taken from the 1860 census.

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WESSELS, Johan Gerhard
BORN: Apr 17, 1821, Huelsen (parish in Haseluenne)
PARENTS: Bernard Heinrich WESSELS
Anna Angela Van der AHE
EMIGRATION: 1839 - arrived New Orleans Dec 11, 1839 on the ship Kustoff
Bernhard Heinrich WESSELS 43, Hulsen to St. Louis
Anna 44, Johannes Heinrich 19, Johannes Gerhard 18, Johannes Bernd 16, Gerhard Heinrich 10
MARRIED: Maria Anna KROEGER
marriage: May 30, 1848, St. Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Maria WESSELS born ca 1851 m. Conrad RICHTER
SOURCES: Johan Gerhard's parents' names and his age (27) were on his marriage record at St Mary of Victories parish. His probable place of birth was known from the passenger list of the ship Kustoff. Haseluenne parish records were checked and a baptismal entry was found for him there. Information about his daughter was taken from her marriage record at Sts Peter and Paul parish.

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WESSELS, Johan Heinrich
BORN: Feb 12, 1819, Huelsen (parish in Haseluenne)
PARENTS: Bernard Heinrich WESSELS
Anna Angela Van der AHE
EMIGRATION: 1839 - arrived New Orleans Dec 11, 1839 on the ship Kustoff
Bernhard Heinrich WESSELS 43, Hulsen to St. Louis
Anna 44, Johannes Heinrich 19, Johannes Gerhard 18, Johannes Bernd 16, Gerhard Heinrich 10
MARRIED: (1) Bernadina KROEGER
marriage: Apr 29, 1847, St. Louis, MO
(2) Elisabeth RUTKER (probably)
marriage: Oct 19, 1850, St. Louis, MO
NOTES: 1860 MO census, St. Louis
John WESSELS 36, Dry Goods store, Hannover
Adelheide 33, Hannover
Henry 7, Joe 4, George 2, Adelhaide 0, MO
Henry WESSELS 40, brickyard, Hannover
Elisabeth 34, Hannover, Agnes 6, MO
SOURCES: Johan Heinrich's parents' names and his date of birth (Feb 12, 1819) were on his marriage record at St. Mary of Victories parish. His probable place of birth was known from the passenger list of the ship Kustoff. Haseluenne parish records were checked and a baptismal entry was found for him there. Parents' names were not mentioned on the second marriage in 1850 at Sts Peter and Paul parish so this identification cannot be absolutely certain. But the 1860 census inforamtion makes it seem very likely. Additionally, Elisabeth Wessels was godmother in 1853 for a child of Johan Bernard Wessles and Maria Adelheid Kalkmann.

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WESSELS, Lucas
BORN: Mar 6, 1842, Esterwegen (parish in Lorup)
PARENTS: Herman WESSELS
Thecla JANSEN
EMIGRATION: 1858 - arrived New Orleans Nov 25, 1858, on the ship Republic
Herman WESSELS 24, from Hannover to St. Louis
Lucas 16, Tekla 50
MARRIED: Maria MAUE born IL
marriage: Jan 12, 1875, Germantown, Clinton County, IL
CHILDREN: Herman WESSELS born 1878, IL
Anna WESSELS born 1883, IL
Catharine WESSELS born 1895, IL
Mary WESSELS born 1896, IL
NOTES: 1880 IL census, Clinton County, Breese
WESSELS, Louis, 34, Prussia, farmer
Mary 25 born IL
Herman 2, IL
  1900 IL census, Clinton County, Breese
WESSELS, Louis, Mch 1845, Germany, marr 25 yrs, emgr 1858
Mary, 44, IL, 4 of 10 ch living
Herman 22, Anna 17, Mary 4, Cath 5, all born IL
SOURCES:

Lucas' parents' names were on his marriage record at St Boniface parish. His age, as noted on several documents, varied but the passenger list of the ship Republic indicated he had emigrated with his brother and mother. That brother was known to have been born in Esterwegen, so Lorup parish records were checked and a birth/bapt entry was found there for Lucas with year of birth corresponding to his age on the passenger list.

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WESSELS, Lucas (Louis)
BORN: Jan 27, 1880, Esterwegen (parish in Lorup)
DIED: February 02, 1920, Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio; buried St Stephen's Cemetery
PARENTS: Johan WESSESL
Anna OTTEN
EMIGRATION: by 1912
MARRIED: Elisabeth HEIDEMANN born 1876, Hannover
CHILDREN: Ralph H WESSELS born 1912, KY
Louis W WESSELS born 1914 (adopted)
Alma Elizabeth WESSELS born 1917, OH
RESEARCHERS: Paul Amend who supplied all of the information about this emigrant
SOURCES:

Information concerning Louis' birth, death, wife and, children was supplied by family researcher Paul Amend. Because German parish records on microfishe for use by researchers are available only until 1875, Louis' birth/baptism could not be verified in Lorup parish records.

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WESSELS, Ludmilla
BORN: Apr 14, 1883, Esterwegen (parish in Lorup)
DIED: October 13, 1963, Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio; buried St Stephen's Cemetery
PARENTS: Johan WESSEL
Anna OTTEN
EMIGRATION: 1899
MARRIED: Henry J. NICHTING born 1873, Germany
marriage: 1904
CHILDREN: Bernard H NICHTING born 1905, OH
Catherine NICHTING born 1907, OH
Henrietta NICHTING born 1909, OH
Raymond H NICHTING born 1912, OH
Margaret NICHTING born 1914, OH
Harry J NICHTING born 1916, OH
Elmer NICHTING born 1921, OH
RESEARCHERS: Paul Amend who supplied all of the information about this emigrant
SOURCES:

Information concerning Ludmilla's birth, death, marriage and children was supplied by family researcher Paul Amend. Because German parish records on microfishe for use by researchers are available only until 1875, Ludmilla's birth/baptism could not be verified in Lorup parish records.

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WESSELS, Maria Adelheid
BORN: Apr 12, 1829, Gross Berssen (parish in Klein Berssen)
PARENTS: Bernard Heinrich WESSELS
Anna Maria Adelheid BAALMAN
EMIGRATION: 1847
MARRIED: Joseph THIEN his entry
marriage: Apr 24, 1849, St. Louis, MO
SOURCES: Maria Adelheid's parents' names were known from her marriage record at St. Vincent de Paul. A corresponding entry for her was found on an emigrant list in the book Berssen - ein Dorf im Emsland which gave her date and place of birth and parents' names.

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WESSING

WESSING, Maria Gesina
BORN: Jan 11, 1820, Lingen
DIED: Jan 26, 1848, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH
PARENTS: Bernard Heinrich WESSING
Anna Gesina WESSELING
EMIGRATION: 1845
MARRIED: Mr NUESSE
marriage: Feb 24, 1846, New Orleans, LA
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All information, including marriage and death, was taken from Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika.

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