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WESTENDORF

WESTENDORF, Johan Wilhelm
BORN: Sep 25, 1844, Eisten (parish in Soegel)
DIED: in St Louis, MO, buried Mar 23, 1928, age 83, Sts Peter and Paul Cemetery
PARENTS: Herman Heinrich WESTENDORF
Phenne Maria LAKERS
EMIGRATION: before 1866
Osnabrueck emigration index - Joh Wilhelm WESTENDORF born Sep 24, 1844 emigrated from Eisteen, Soegel before 1866
MARRIED: Elisabeth MEYER
marriage: Jan 21, 1873, St. Louis, MO
SOURCES: Johan Wilhelm's parents' names were on his marriage record at Sts Peter and Paul parish with the mother's name given as Gesina Sebers (his step-mother, since 1851). His probable year of birth was known from his age at death. The probable place of birth was known from an entry (presumably for him) in the Osnabrueck emigration index, which had a birthdate corresponding to his age at death. Soegel parish records were checked and a birth/baptism record was found for the date stated in the emigration index and with the same father's name as on the marriage record but the mother's name on that birth/baptism record was Phenne Maria Lakers.

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WESTENDORF, Ulrich
BORN: Feb 10, 1819, Eisten (parish in Soegel)
DIED: Mar 25, 1893, Davenport, Scott County IA
PARENTS: Lambert Heinrich WESTENDORF
Maria Gertrud SANDKER
EMIGRATION: Before 1852
MARRIED: Fredereka LAMPING (from Oldenburg)
marriage: Aug 3, 1852, St. Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Theresa WESTENDORF born 1854, MO
Henry WESTENDORF born 1855, IA, m. LAUFKETTER
Gertrude WESTENDORF born 1858; died young
August Clemence WESTENDORF born 1859, Davenport, IA, died 1936
Frank WESTENDORF born 1862, Davenport, IA, died 1893
Gertrude WESTENDORF born 1864 m. HIEBING
Bernard Anton WESTENDORF born 1866, Davenport, IA
George William WESTENDORF born 1868
Catharine Frances WESTENDORF born 1869, m. VOSS
Francis Joseph WESTENDORF born 1871
NOTES: 1860 IA census, Scott County, Davenport
WEST……[WESTENDORF], Ulrich 40, laborer, Hannover
Frederica 28, Oldenburg
Louisa 6, MO
Henry 4, Gertrude 2, Augustus 6/12, all born IA
RESEARCHERS: Jo Banks (josiebanks@aol.com)
Cathy Joynt Labath (labaths@att.net)
SOURCES: Most of the information came from Jo Banks and Cathy Joynt Labath who have this emigrant on their genealogy webpage Our Families - descendants of Henrich Westendorf. Ulrich's birth information was verified in the church records of Soegel and his parents' names were taken from that document.

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WESTER

WESTER, Anna Adelheid
BORN: Aug 22, 1840, Klein Berssen
DIED: before 1867 when widowed husband remarried at Sts Peter and Paul parish
PARENTS: Johan Gerhard Anton WESTER
Margaretha FICKER
EMIGRATION: 1853 - arrived New Orleans Dec 1, 1853 on the ship Ernestine
Gerhard Anton WESTER, age 50, farmer from Hannover going to St Louis
Margaretha 47, Elisabeth 15, Adelheid 11, Helena 9, Hch 7, Tecla 3
MARRIED: Johan Heinrich SILLIES his entry
marriage: Nov 22, 1858, St. Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Anna M SILLIES born 1859, MO
NOTES: 1860 MO census, St Louis index
SELIOS, Henry 25
Anna 20, Anna M 01
SOURCES: This ID is not 100% certain because Anna Adelheid's parents' names were not on her marriage record at Sts Peter and Paul parish. Her approximate year of birth was known from her age on the 1860 census and that corresponded with an entry for Anna Adelheid Wester, an emigrant in the book by Elisabeth Behnen et al. - Berssen - Ein Dorf im Emsland - Orts- und Kirchenchronik. Her parents' names and date and place of birth were taken from that entry. In support of this ID, the second wife of Johan Heinrich Sillies was witness in 1868 for the marriage of Anna Tecla Wester (a Wester-Ficker daughter) with Herman Schrand and all of the other Wester-Ficker children were also married in south St Louis.

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WESTER, Anna Margaretha
BORN: Feb 28, 1836, Klein Berssen
PARENTS: Johan Gerhard Anton WESTER
Margaretha FICKER
EMIGRATION: 1851 - with her sister Maria Gesina
they arrived New Orleans November 28, 1851on the ship, Italy
MARRIED: (1) Johan Bernhard STAGGE/HEGGE
marriage: 1854, St. Louis, MO
(2) Theodor DAVABARTH??? (bride was widow STEGGE)
marriage: Oct 12, 1858, St Louis, MO (very bad record, Sts Peter and Paul)
RESEARCHERS: Jeanne McEnery: (JMcenery@aol.com)
Rodney and Marjie Rausch (rausch02@swbell.net)
Mary Thien (blues09@mindspring.com)
SOURCES: Margaret and her sister Maria Gesina and their husbands were witnesses for each other's marriage at Sts. Peter and Paul. Their emigration year, parents' names and birthdates were all taken from the book Berssen - Ein Dorf im Emsland; Orts und Kirchenchronik which based its entries on church records. The ship's name and arrival date were supplied by Mary Thien

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WESTER, Anna Maria
BORN: Nov 17, 1843 Laehden (parish in Holte)
PARENTS: Johan Rudolf Laurent WESTER
Maria Adelheid WINKLER
EMIGRATION: 1865 - arrived NY Sep 29, 1865 on the ship Republic
Mar WESTER 24, Hannover to NY
MARRIED: Albert Herman KOCK his entry
marriage: 1866, St. Libory, St Clair County, IL
CHILDREN: Elisabeth KOCK born 1866; died 1872, IL
SOURCES:

All information about Anna Maria was taken from her husband's entry in Dr. Heinz Marxkors' book Emigrants from the area of the former County of Lingen. . . Hannover, emigrated to St. Libory, St. Clair County, IL.

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WESTER, Anna Thecla
BORN: Dec 3, 1849, Klein Berssen
PARENTS: Gerhard Anton WESTER
Anna Maria/Margaretha FICKER
EMIGRATION: 1853 - arrived New Orleans, Dec 1, 1853 on the ship Ernestine
Gerhard Anton WESTER, age 50, farmer from Hannover going to St Louis
Margaretha 47, Elisabeth 15, Adelheid 11, Helena 9, Hch 7, Tecla 3
MARRIED: Johan Herman SCHRAND his entry
marriage: Sep 1, 1868, St. Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Johan SCHRAND born ca 1871, MO
Bernhard SCHRAND born ca 1876, MO
NOTES: 1880 MO census, St Louis, 2nd enumeration
SCHRANDT, Herm 35, from Hannover, laborer
Thekla 32, Hannover
Johan 9, Bernhard 4, both born in MO
SOURCES: Anna Thecla's parents' names were on her marriage record at St Francis de Sales parish. Her approximate year of birth was known from the passenger list of the ship Ernestine and her place of birth known from a list of emigrants in the book by Elisabeth Behnen et al. - Berssen - Ein Dorf im Emsland - Orts- und Kirchenchronik. Klein Berssen parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/baptism entry found there for Anna Thecla

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WESTER, Helena
BORN: Sep 13, 1842, Klein Berssen
DIED: Jun 4, 1923, buried Sts Peter and Paul cemetery, St. Louis, MO
PARENTS: Johan Gerhard Anton WESTER
Margaretha FICKER
EMIGRATION: 1853 - arrived New Orleans, Dec 1, 1853 on the ship Ernestine
Gerhard Anton WESTER, age 50, farmer from Hannover going to St Louis
Margaretha 47, Elisabeth 15, Adelheid 11, Helena 9, Hch 7, Tecla 3
MARRIED: Bernard WOLKEN his entry
marriage: Feb 3, 1863, St. Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Mary WOLKEN born 1866, St. Louis
Gerhard Hch WOLKEN born 1868, St. Louis
Joh Theod WOLKEN born 1870, St. Louis
Anna Marg born 1873, St. Louis
Rudolph Francis WOLKEN born 1876 (twin of Anton)
RESEARCHERS: Jeanne McEnery ( JMcenery@aol.com)
Rodney and Marjie Rausch (rausch02@swbell.net)
Mary Thien (blues09@mindspring.com)
SOURCES: Helena's year of birth was known from family sources and from the passenger list of the ship Ernestine. Her place of birth was known from entries for her siblings on a list of emigrants in the book Berssen - Ein Dorf im Emsland; Orts und Kirchenchronik. The entry in the book thought to have been for Helena had her parents' surnames reversed so the baptismal records for the parish in Berssen were checked. The baptismal entry for Helena in 1842 had her parents names written as given above, just as they had been given for her siblings in the Berssen book. Helena's baptismal entry, however, had been altered at a later date to indicate that her parents' surnames should be reversed. There was also a note on Helena's baptismal record referring to her emigration in 1853 making it appear that the original baptismal entry had been altered to reflect erroneous information found on the emigration list. Helena's date and place of death and information about her children was supplied by family researchers.

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WESTER, Johan
BORN: Mar 4, 1826, Klein Berssen
  1909, St Louis, MO; buried Sts Peter and Paul Cemetery
PARENTS: Joan Eilard WESTER
Elisabeth NORTMANN
EMIGRATION: 1850
  Berssen parish emigration list - Joannes Wester born Mar 4, 1826, son of Joan Eilard Wester and Elisabeth Nortmann of Kl Berssen, emigrated on Spe 27, 1850
MARRIED: Maria Gesina HELLE her entry
marriage: Jun 7, 1853, St. Louis, MO
NOTES 1860 MO census, St. Louis
John WESTER 32, milk dealer, HO
Mary 31, Hannover
FIDSLE, Bernard 19, serving, Hannover
SCHNEIDER, Lucas 26, Hannover
ETLE, Anna 24, Hannover
  1870 MO census, St Louis
WESTER, John 44, Hannover
Mary 50, Hannover
HELLE, Engel 52, Hannover
  1880 MO census, St Louis
WESTER, John 54, Germany, Huckster
Maria 65, Germany
Maria HELLE, sister 67, Servant
  1900 MO census, St Louis, ward 12
WESTER, John, Mar 1827, wid, Germany, emgr 1850
HELLER, Anna, SisterL, Jan 1814, Germany, wid, no children, emgr 1855
SOURCES:

Johan's month and year of birth and year of emigration were known from the 1900 census. Maria Adelheid Wester from Kl Berssen, wife of Meinert Siemer, was listed on the 1860 census 3 houses away from John Wester so Berssen parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Johan with the same parents as those of Adelheid. This ID is supported by the Berssen parish emigration list which indicated that Johan had emigrated in 1850, the same year noted on the 1900 census.

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WESTER, Johan Bernard
BORN: Aug 7, 1853, Klein Berssen
PARENTS: Johan Gerhard WESTER
Maria Helena GERTKEN
EMIGRATION: probably 1879 - arriving NY May 16, 1879 on the ship Rhein
Bernard WESTER 26, farmer
MARRIED: Thecla GROTEGEERS her entry
marriage: Oct 3, 1882, St. Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Maria Helen, born 1884, St. Louis
Johann Gerhardt (George), born 1885, St. Louis
Anna (Annie) Katharine WESTER, born 1887, St. Louis
John Anton WESTER, born 1888, St. Louis
Mary Helen WESTER, born 1890, St. Louis
Stephen Bernard WESTER, born 1892, St. Louis
William Aloysius WESTER, born 1896, St. Louis
Herman Joseph WESTER, born 1899, St. Louis
RESEARCHERS: Phil Wester  (ppwester@hotmail.com)
SOURCES: All information about this emigrant was supplied by family researcher Phil Wester who verified Johan Bernard's birth in Klein Berssen parish records. He took the emigration information from the Germans to America series. The marriage record was at Sts Peter and Paul parish and the children were baptized at St Francis de Sales parish.

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WESTER, Johan Gerhard
BORN: Feb 6, 1814, baptized in  Klein Berssen
DIED: Oct 16, 1845, St. Louis, MO, age 31
PARENTS: Johan Herman WESTER
Maria Adelheid LAMPE
EMIGRATION: by 1845
MARRIED: Lucia KROEGER
marriage: Jul 8, 1845, St. Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Johan Gerhard WESTER born 1846, St. Louis, MO
SOURCES: Johan Gerhard's parents' names were on his marriage at St Vincent de Paul parish and his approximate year of birth was known from his age on his death record at the same parish. The Berssen parish records were checked because a record for his brother had already been found in that parish and a baptismal entry was also found there for Johan Gerhard. Information about his child was from the baptismal records of St. Vincent de Paul parish.

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WESTER, Johan Gerhard Anton
BORN: Oct 18, 1803, Klein Berssen
DIED: Aug 9, 1866, St. Louis, age 63
PARENTS: Johan Herman WESTER
Anna Adelheid LAMPEN/HAEMANN
EMIGRATION: Sep 15, 1853 - arriving N.O., Dec 1, 1853 on the ship Ernestine
Gerhard Anton WESTER, age 50, farmer from Hannover going to St Louis with Margaretha 47, Elisabeth 15, Adelheid 11, Helena 9, Hch 7, Tecla 3
MARRIED: Anna Margaretha FICKER (aka WESSELS) her entry
marriage: in Germany, probably Kl Berssen
note: She was the mother of his children but the wife probably on the passenger list and certainly on US documents was Margaretha WESSEL
CHILDREN: Maria Gesina Wester born 1834, Berssen, m. Theodore THIEN
Anna Marg WESTER born 1836, Kl Berssen, m. STAGGE/HEGGE
Margaret Elisabeth WESTER born 1837, Kl Berssen
Anna Adelheid WESTER born 1840, Kl Berssen
Helena WESTER born ca 1843, Hannover, m. WOLKEN
Joh Heinrich WESTER born 1846, Kl Berssen
Anna Tecla WESTER born 1849, Kl Berssen
NOTES: 1860 MO census, St. Louis Ward 1
Anton WESTER 57, Margaretha 54, Lena 17, Anna 12
RESEARCHERS: Jeanne McEnery ( JMcenery@aol.com)
Rodney and Marjie Rausch (rausch02@swbell.net)
Mary Thien (blues09@mindspring.com)
SOURCES: J Gerhardd Anton's age was known from the 1860 MO census. He and most of his family were found in the emigration section of the book Berssen - Ein Dorf im Emsland; Orts und Kirchenchronik which gave his exact birthdate and his parents' names. The ship's name, arrival date and passenger information was found on the FTM cd index for Germans to America. The death date was from the Bernard Wolken page on Rodney and Marjie Rausch's personal genealogy website Marjie's Ancestors.

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WESTER, Margaretha Elisabeth
BORN: Dec 30, 1837, Klein Berssen
PARENTS: Johan Gerhard Anton WESTER
Margaretha FICKER
EMIGRATION: 1853 - arrived New Orleans Dec 1, 1853 on the ship Ernestine
Gerhard Anton WESTER, age 50, farmer from Hannoer going to St Louis
Margaretha 47, Elisabeth 15, Adelheid 11, Helena 9, Hch 7, Tecla 3
MARRIED: Herman Heinrich TORBORG (TERBORG)
CHILDREN: Anna Elisabeth TERBORG born Nov 10, 1859, St. Louis
NOTES: 1860 MO census, St. Louis index, ward 1
TORBORG Bernard 30, Herman 29, Elisabeth 22
Anna 2, Mary, less than 1 year
SOURCES: This ID is not 100% certain because Elisabeth's parents' names were not on her marriage record at Sts Peter and Paul parish. Her approximate year of birth was known from her age on the 1860 census which corresponded with an entry for Margaretha Elisabeth Wester, an emigrant mentioned in the book by Elisabeth Behnen et al. - Berssen - Ein Dorf im Emsland - Orts- und Kirchenchronik. Elisabeth's parents' names and her date and place of birth were taken from that entry. In support of this ID, Elisabeth Talborg (Terborg) was witness at the marriage (2nd) in 1858 of Margaretha (a WESTER-FICKER daughter) and Theodore DAVABARTH? and all of the other WESTER-FICKER children were married in south St Louis.

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WESTER, Maria Adelaid
BORN: Oct 26, 1812 Altharen (parish in Wesuwe)
DIED: Jul 2, 1893, Damiansville, Clinton County, IL
PARENTS: Johan Gerhard (Jan Geert) WESTER
Maria Helena WILKEN
EMIGRATION: 1839 - arrived New Orleans Jan 27, 1840 on the Louise Fredericke
J. H. SANTEL no age, farmer from Slagharen with 2 SANTELS (no names - she was one of them)
MARRIED: Johan Herman SANTEL his entry
marriage: May 13, 1837, Slagharen
CHILDREN: Anna Maria SANTEL born 1838, Slagharen m. KALMER
Johan Herman SANDEL bapt 1841, St. Louis, MO
Gerhard Henry SANTEL born 1843, Clinton County, IL, m. STUCKENBERG
Herman SANTEL born ca 1846, Clinton County Margareth WOLTERS
Bernard Heinrich SANTEL born 1849, CC, IL, m. WELLEN
John Herman SANTEL, Jr born 1859 m. WOLTERS
NOTES: 1850 Clinton County census:
SANTEL - Harman 35, farmer from Germ with wife Adaline 35, born in German and daughter Mary 13, also born in Germany. The remaining children Henry 6, Herman 4, Barnay 6/12 were all born in IL.
1870 IL census, Clinton County
SANTEL, John Herm, 56, farmer from Holland
Anna M 58, Holland
(at next house) Gerhard H 26, Bernard 21, John 11
RESEARCHERS: Richard Schaefer (RCSTHOR@aol.com) a direct line descendent
Jean Zacha Koehler (jeanzk@mindspring.com) who has this emigrant on her online WorldConnect database
SOURCES: Most information for this emigrant came from family researcher Richard Schaefer or was taken from Jean Zacha Koehler's WorldConnect database. Maria Adelheid's date and place of birth and parents' names had been verified in Wesuwe church records and the marriage information was from Dutch records. The child born in 1841 was baptized at the Old Cathedral in St. Louis.

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WESTER, Maria Adelheid
BORN: Sep 8, 1824, Klein Berssen
PARENTS: Johan Eilerd WESTER (marr)
Elisabeth NORDMAN (NOTTMAN)
EMIGRATION: by April 1846 - possibling arriving Jan 3, 1846 on the ship Mata
Maria Adolphina WESTER, 21 from Hannover
MARRIED: Meinert SIEMER his entry
marriage: Apr 14, 1846, St. Louis
CHILDREN: Anna SIEMER born ca 1854, MO
Margaret SIEMER born ca 1857, MO
NOTES: 1880 MO census, St Louis
SIEMER, Meinert 67, from Germany, capitalist
Adelaide, 56, Germany, wife
Anna 16, Maggie, 13, MO
SOURCES: Maria Adelheid's parents' names were on her marriage record at St Vincent de Paul parish. Her approximate year of birth was known from her age on the 1880 census. Several siblings were known to have been born in Klein Berssen so that parish's records were checked and a corresponding birth/baptism entry was found there for Maria Adelheid.

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WESTER, Maria Elisabeth
BORN: Mar 28, 1836, Klein Berssen
DIED: 1871, St Louis, MO; buried Nov 19, 1871, Sts Peter and Paul Cemetery (as Belscher)
PARENTS: Eilard WESTER
Elisabeth NORTMANN
EMIGRATION: 1852
  Berssen parish emigration list - Maria Elisabeth Wester born Mar 28, 1836, Kl Berssen, daughter of Eilard Wester and Elisabeth Nortman, emgr Sep 28, 1852
MARRIED: Bernhard Louis BOELSCHER his entry
marriage: Sep 13, 1853, St. Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Mary BELCHER born 1854, MO
NOTES: 1870 MO census, St Louis
BELCHER, Bernh 40, teamster, Hannover
Elise 38, Hannover
Mary 16, MO
SOURCES:

Elisabeth's approximate year of birth was known from her age on the 1870 census and her age (34) at death. A witness at her marriage was Angela Siemer thought to be Adelheid Wester (wife of Meinart Siemer) from Klein Berssen. A probable place of birth was found in an entry on the Berssen parish emigration list for Adelheid's sister Maria Elisabeth which gave her birth information. Berssen parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Maria Elisabeth, sister of Adelheid.

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WESTER, Maria Gesina
BORN: Dec 25, 1834, Klein Berssen
PARENTS: Johan Gerhard Anton WESTER
Margaretha FICKER
EMIGRATION: 1851 - with her sister Margaret
arrived New Orleans November 28, 1851on the ship, Italy
WESTEN, M G 18, M 16
MARRIED: Theodor Wilhelm THIEN his entry
marriage: 1854, St. Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Henry THIEN born 1855, MO
Gerhard THIEN born 1858, MO
NOTES: 1860 MO census, St. Louis index (ref: p. 422)
Theodor THIEN 28, Mary 26, Henry 5, Gerhard 3
RESEARCHERS: Jeanne McENERY: (JMcenery@aol.com)
Rodney and Marjie Rausch (rausch02@swbell.net)
Mary Thien (blues09@mindspring.com)
SOURCES: Maria Gesina  and her sister Margaret and their husbands were witnesses for each other's marriage at Sts. Peter and Paul. Their emigration year, parents names and birthdates were all taken from   in the book Berssen - Ein Dorf im Emsland; Orts und Kirchenchronik which based its entries on church records. The ship's name and arrival date were supplied by Mary Thien. Information on the children was taken from the 1860 MO census.

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WESTER, Maria Helena
BORN: Dec 20, 1788, Klein Berssen
DIED: Oct 29, 1846, St. Louis, MO
PARENTS: Joannes WESTER
A Aleidis BAUMHEUER
EMIGRATION: 1845 - arrived New Orleans Jan 3, 1846 on ship Mata
Herman Bd EILERS 64
Maria Helena 58, Anna Marg 22, Joh Bd 18, Hm Hch 16,
MARRIED: Herman Bernard EILERS his entry
CHILDREN: Joh Hm EILERS born 1816 Berssen; marr DREESMAN, ROBBEN
Margaretha Elisabeth EILERS born 1817 Berssen
Joh Gd EILERS born 1819 Berssen; marr TABEN, OLERICH, BAUMEYER
Anna Marg EILERS born 1822, Berssen
Joh Bd EILERS born 1826 Berssen; marr. M G BUNNING
Hm Hch EILERS born 1830 Berssen; marr T TUCHAS
SOURCES:

Maria Helena's approximate year of birth and husband's surname were known from her death record at St Vincent de Paul parish. That corresponded with the family's entry on the passenger list of the ship Mata. Because birth/bapt records for several of the children had already been found in Klein Berssen parish, that same parish's records were checked again (in the online Datenbank) and a corresponding entry was found there also for Maria Helena. Information about her parents and children was from the datenbank.

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WESTER, Maria Helena
BORN: Oct 5, 1831, Klein Berssen
DIED: Apr 2, 1891, Meppen, Calhoun County, IL
PARENTS: Johan Eilard WESTER
Elysabeth NORTMANN
EMIGRATION: 1849
MARRIED: Herman Gerhard GRUETER his entry
marriage: Oct 16, 1849, St. Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Elizabeth GRUETER born 1852, MO
Bernard GRUETER born ca 1856, IL m. 1880 to Gesina Osterman
Louis GRUETER born 1858, IL
Margaret GRUETER born 1859, IL m. 1875 Bernard KERKHOFF
Mary GRUETER born ca 1860, IL m. 1880 to Heinrich KRONABEL
Herman GRUETER born 1862, IL m. 1888 Anna Mary BAALMANN
NOTES: 1860 IL census, Calhoun County
GREETER, Garott 41, laborer, Hannover
Lana 29, Hannover
Eliza 8, Barny 6, Catharine 3, infant 1, all born in MO
1870 IL census, Calhoun County, Point Precinct
GRETHER, Herman, 51, farmer from Hannover
Mary 40, housekeeping, Hannover
Bernhardt 16, farm laborer, Margaret 13, Louis 12, Mary 11, Hermann 8, all born in IL, the youngest 4 all attending school.
1880 IL census, Calhoun County, Richwood
Leana GRUTER 52, from Hannover
Barnard 24, born IL, Mary 20, Harmon 18
RESEARCHERS: Dolores Rizzo (ImmingGenealogy@aolcom)
SOURCES: Maria Helene's parents' names were on her marriage record at St. Vincent de Paul parish. With that information she was identified on a list of emigrants in the book Ein Dorf im Emsland - Orts- und Kirchenchronik which gave her date and place of birth, parents' names and emigration year. The remaining information was from family research. The marriages of the children all took place in Calhoun County, IL.

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WESTERBECKE

WESTERBECKE, Johan Albert
BORN: Oct 7, 1843, Handrup-Hundehoevel (parish in Lengerich)
DIED: Mar 29, 1931, Rhodes, Marshall County, IA, buried St Joseph Cemetery
PARENTS: Johan Herman WESTERBECKE
Helena Adelheid FREESE
EMIGRATION: 1865 - arriving Sep 27, 1865 on the ship New York
Hermann WESTERBECKE, 25 farmer from Hannover to US
Albert WESTERBECKE, 22
MARRIED: unknown
NOTES: 1930 IA census, Marshall County, Eden twp
WESTERBECK, Albert J 86, Germany, boarder, emgr 1865
RESEARCHERS: Dave Halm who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect db
SOURCES:

Johan Albert's date of birth and parents' names were noted in Dave Halm's WCdb. Because a brother was known to have been born in Lengerich parish, that parish's records were checked again and a birth/baptism record was found there for Johan Albert 3 days later than the date in the WCdb. Death information was from the WCdb.

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