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WILMES

WILMES, Adelheid
BORN: Mar 23, 1865, Altharen (parish in Wesuwe)
DIED: Nov 8, 1930, St Louis, MO; buried Sts Peter and Paul/Resurrection Cemetery
PARENTS: Heinrich Bernard WILMES
Anna Catharine BOHLEN
EMIGRATION: 1896
MARRIED: Johan Bernhard Heribert ZURFEHR his entry
CHILDREN: Mary Margaret ZURFEHR 1897-1987, marr Ben ROLING
Mary Cath ZURFEHR 1900-1957; marr Hm ALBERS
Johanna Rose ZURFEHR 1902-1999; marr Luke ABKEMEIER
Heinrich ZURFEHR born 1898 died same year
Bernard H ZURFEHR 1905-1965; marr Anna ROLING
John H ZURFEHR 1906-1955; marr Marie WILLIAMS
Wm Bernard ZURFEHR 1908-1969; marr Flora Almeda SLOAN
NOTES: 1900 MO census, St Louis
ZURFEHR [indexed Lurfchr], Bernhard, Jan 1870, Germany, marr 5 years, emgr 1894
Adelheid, Mar 1865, Germany, 2 of 2 ch living, emgr 1896
Margaretha, Mar 1897, Germany [probably a mistake, no year of emigration]
Katherine, Mar 1900, MO
listed just after Herman ROLFES [from Emmen, Lathen with whom Bernhard emigrated]
RESEARCHERS: Julie Hauser
SOURCES:

Adelheid's date of birth , father's name and husband's name were on her MO death certificate. Research done for Julie Hauser in Wesuwe parish records verified her date of birth and parents' names and supplied village of birth.

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WILMES, Anna Christine
BORN: May 31, 1816, Elbergen (parish in Emsbueren)
DIED: Jul 19, 1899, Petersburg, Dalaware County, IA, buried Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery
PARENTS: Johan Wilhelm WILMES
Susanna HUMBERT
EMIGRATION: 1834
MARRIED: Gerhard Herman GOEDKEN
marriage: ca 1844
CHILDREN: Caroline born ca 1850, IA
Bernard born 1851-52, IA
Johan born 1853-55, IA
George born 1857-58, IA
Ann/Elisabeth born 1860-62, IA
Lisy/Lucy born ca 1864, IA
NOTES: 1870 IA census, Delaware County, Colony Twp
GOTKINS, S H 60, farmer, Prussia
Anna 50, Prussia
Caroline 20, Barney 18, John 15, Gerhard 13, Eliz 10, all born IA
  1880 IA census, Delaware County, Colony Twp
GOODKEN/GOEDKEN G H 87, farmer, Hannover
Annie 63, Hannover
Barney 29, John 27, Geo 22, Annie 18, Lisy/Lucy 16, all born IA
RESEARCHERS: Dave Halm who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect db.
SOURCES:

Most of the information noted above was found in Dave Halm's WCdb. Anna Christina's birth information had been verified in the online Emsbueren parish datenbank.

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WILMES, Anna Gertrud
BORN: Jul 2, 1801, Listrup (parish in Emsbueren)
DIED: Aug 22, 1863, New Vienna, Dubuque County, IA
PARENTS: Johan Wessel GOEDKEN
Elisabeth BRINKER
EMIGRATION: 1845 - arrived New Orleans Dec 15, 1845 on the ship Leontine
GOETKEN, Joh Bernh 50, Emsbuehren to Cincinnati
Gertrud 44, Elis 15, Anna M 10, Joh Gerh 9, Joh Hm 3, Bernh G 6, Joh G 48
MARRIED: Johan Bernard GOEDKEN
marriage: Jan 27, 1830, Emsbueren
CHILDREN: M Elis GOEDKEN born 1830, Bexten; died in USA
A M GOEDKEN born 1833, Bextren; died 1899, KS
Joh Gd GOEDKEN, born 1836 Bexten, died Dubuque, IA
Joh Bd GOEDKEN, born 1839 Bexten; died same year
Joh Hm GOEDKEN, born 1840 Bexten, died 1887, KS
Bd Gd GOEDKEN, born 1843 Bexten, died 1845 on voyage
Catharine GOEDKEN born ca 1848, IA
NOTES: 1850 IA census, Delaware County
GADKOM, John B F 56, Germany
Gertrude 50, Germany
John Gerd 14, Jan Harmen 10, both born Germany
Catherine 2, born IA
RESEARCHERS: Dave Halm who has this emigrant in his WorldConnect db.
SOURCES:

Most of the information noted above was found in Dave Halm's WCdb. Anna Gertrud's birth information and information about her husband and children had been verified in the online Emsbueren parish datenbank.

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WILMES, Anna Maria
BORN: Nov 28, 1838 Lengerich
DIED: in St Louis, buried Sep 26, 1914, age 75, in Sts Peter and Paul Cemetery
PARENTS: Johann WILMES
Maria Theresia WEHLAGE
EMIGRATION: 1853 - arrived New Orleans Nov 30, 1853 on the ship Bluecher
Johann WILMERS 44, from Lengerich
Maria Theresa 44, Carolina 21 (who died on the voyage, Nov 23), Anna Hilke (must be Anna Maria) 16, Benedix 12, Christine 7
MARRIED: Bernard BRUEGGEMANN his entry
marriage: 1855, St Louis, MO, Sts Peter and Paul parish
CHILDREN: Bd BRUEGGEMAN b. 1858, MO; d. 1917, m. Cath BELZER
Caroline BRUEGGEMAN b. 1860, MO; died 1866
Christina BRUEGGEMAN b. 1862; d. 1924; m. A J KIRCHOFF
An Mar BRUEGGEMAN b. 1865; d. 1946; marr Severin PRAG
Caroline BRUEGGEMAN b. 1867; d. 1957, m. Bdct Jos LAGER
Andrew BRUEGGEMAN b. 1873; d. 1937, Toldeo, OH
Jos B. BRUEGGEMAN b. 1874; d. 1922, m. A FLECHENSTEIN
Eliz Chr BRUEGGEMAN b. 1877; d. 1948, never married
NOTES: 1860 MO census, St. Louis
Bernard BRUGGEMAN 29, market garden, from Hannover
Maria 21, Hannover, Bernard 2 1/2 MO, Caroline 1/3
with Benedict WILMES 18, Hannover (brother of Maria)
next family listed was Bernard WILMES (Maria's parents and sister)
  1900 MO census, St Louis
BRUEGGEMANN, Bernard, Jan 1830, Germany, marr 55 years, emgr 1850
Anna M, Nov 1838, Germany, 7 of 10 ch living, emgr 1853
Joseph B 24, Christine E 12, both born MO
SOURCES: Anna Maria's approximate year of birth was known from her age at death and on the 1860 census. With that an entry was identified for her in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika which gave her year of birth, parents names and year of emigration as 1853 and stated she had emigrated from Lengerich. That parish's records were checked and a corresponding birth/baptism entry found for her there.

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WILMES, Bernard Heinrich
BORN: Oct 25, 1850, Lorup
DIED: Jun 28, 1920, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH; buried St Mary's Cemetery
PARENTS: Bernard Heinrich WILMES
Thecla HUENTELMANN
EMIGRATION: 1873
MARRIED: Helena JUNGSTUEFEL her entry
marriage: May 13, 1873, Esterwegen
CHILDREN: Bernard H WILMES born 1875, IN
Henry WILMES born 1877, IN
Lucas WILMES born 1880, IN
Herman WILMES born 1883, IN
George WILMES born 1885, IN
NOTES: 1900 OH census, Hamilton County, Cincinnati
WILMES, Bernard H, Oct 1850, Germany, marr 27 yrs, emgr 1873
Helena Apr 1845, Germany, 5 of 6 ch living, emgr 1873
Bernard H 25, Henry 23, Lucas 30, Herman 17, George 15
SOURCES:

Bernard's date of birth and parents' names were on his OH death certificate. His mariage had been in Esterwegen, Lorup so Lorup's records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there for Bernard Heinrich.

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WILMES, Caroline
BORN: May 15, 1817 Hestrup (parish in Lengerich)
DIED: Jul 15, 1878, age 61, St Louis, MO
PARENTS: Herman Johan WILMES
Gesina HEESE (or SIEPEN?)
EMIGRATION: 1868 - arrived Baltimore Oct 15, 1868 on the ship Stella
Bernhard KOEBBE 54, from Prussia
Caroline 51, Christine 19, Bernhard 15, Th August 11
MARRIED: Joannes Bernard KOEBBE his entry
marriage: Aug 24, 1844, Lengerich
CHILDREN: Christine born 1849, Drope, Lengerich
Bernhard Wilhelm born 1853, Drope, Lengerich
Theodor August Philipp born 1857, Drope, Lengerich
SOURCES: Carolina's approximate year of birth and her married surname were known from her death record at St Anthony of Padua parish. That corresponded with an entry for her with her family on the passenger list of the ship Stella and with that an entry was identified for her in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika.  Tenfelde's entry gave her year of birth, parents names (as stated above), marriage information and year of emigration as 1868, destination as St Louis. Lengerich parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/baptism entry was found there for her although the mother's surname on that entry (difficult to read) looked more like Siepen. Information about the chidlren was also taken from the Tenfelde book.

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WILMES, Herman Heinrich
BORN: Jan 26, 1813, Lengerich
DIED: Mar 31, 1897 Ferdinand Twp, Dubois County, IN, buried St Ferdinand Cemetery
PARENTS: Gerhard Heinrich WILMES
Maria Gesina AHILLEN
EMIGRATION: 1844
MARRIED: Gesina
CHILDREN: Henry WILMES born 1859, IN
Bernard WILMES born 1861, IN
Anna WILMES born 1863, IN
Joseph WILMES born 1870, IN
NOTES: 1880 IN census, Dubois County, Ferdinand Twp
WILLMES, Henry H 67, Hannover, farmer
Cassino 55, Hannover
Henry 21, Bernard 19, Anna 17, Jos 10, all born IN
SOURCES:

Herman Heinrich's date of birth was on his tombstone. A probable place of birth was known from an entry in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika for someone with his name and the same year of birth. Lengerich parish records were checked and a birth/baptism entry was found there for Herman Heinrich 1 week earlier than the date on the tombstone. His parents' names as noted above and year of emigration were from that entry

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WILMES, Johan Benedict
BORN: Aug 12, 1841, Hestrup (parish in Lengerich)
DIED: in St. Louis, MO, buried Nov 6, 1909, age 67, Sts Peter and Paul Cemetery
PARENTS: Bernhard Johann WILMES
Maria Theresia WEHLAGE
EMIGRATION: 1853 - arrived New Orleans Nov 30, 1853 on the ship Bluecher
Johann WILMERS 44, from Lengerich
Maria Theresa 44, Carolina 21 (who died on the voyage, Nov 23), Anna Hilke (must be Anna Maria) 16, Benedix 12, Christine 7
MARRIED: probably Catharine KUNNEKE
marriage: Jun 25, 1872, St. Louis, MO
NOTES: 1860 MO census, St. Louis
Bd BRUGGEMAN 29, market garden, Hannover
Maria 21, Hannover, Bd 2 1/2 MO, Caroline 1/3
with Benedict WILMES 18, Hannover
next entry on census was
WILMES Bernard 50, Theresia 49, Christina 13, all born Hannover
1880 MO census, St Louis
WILMES, Benedick 37, Hannoer, Gardener
Catharine 26, Prussia
Annie 4, Henry 11 mo, both born MO
SOURCES: Benedict's approximate year of birth was known from his age at death and his age on the 1860 census. His parents' names and probable place of birth were found on the passenger list of the ship Bluecher. Lengerich parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/baptism entry found there for Johan Benedict. The marriage was at St Anthony of Padua parish but parents' names were not stated on the record.

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WILMES, John Wilhelm
BORN: November 15, 1834, Altenluenne (parish in Luenne)
DIED: Mar 24, 1912, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH; buried Old St Joseph Cemetery
PARENTS: Johan Heinrich WILMES
Euphenia Aleid PREUN
EMIGRATION: 1853
MARRIED: Elizabeth
CHILDREN: Lizzie WILMES born 1869, OH
Bernard WILMES born 1871, OH
NOTES: 1900 OH census, Hamilton County, Cincinnati
WILMES, William, Nov 1834, Germany, marr 38 yrs, emgr 1850
Elizabeth, Jun 1837, Germany, 2 of 5 ch living, emgr 1864
Lizzie 31, Bernard 29, both born OH
SOURCES:

Wilhelm's month and year of birth were on the 1900 census and his parents' names on his OH death certificate. That information allowed and entry for him to be identified in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika which supplied place of birth.

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WILMES, Maria Christine
BORN: Jun 25, 1846, Hestrup (parish in Lengerich)
DIED: died in  St Louis, MO, buried Apr 14, 1905, age 59, at Sts Peter and Paul Cemetery
PARENTS: Bernhard Johann WILMES
Maria Theresia WEHLAGE
EMIGRATION: 1853 - arrived New Orleans Nov 30, 1853 on the ship Bluecher
Johann WILMERS 44, from Lengerich
Maria Theresa 44, Carolina 21 (who died on the voyage, Nov 23), Anna Hilke (must be Anna Maria) 16, Benedix 12, Christine 7
MARRIED: Michael BETZ
marriage Apr 10, 1866, St. Louis, MO,
NOTES: 1860 MO census, St. Louis
Bernard BRUGGEMAN 29, market garden, Hannover
Maria 21, Hannover, Bd 2 1/2 MO, Caroline 1/3
with Benedict WILMES 18, Hannover
next entry on census was
WILMES Bernard 50, Theresia 49, Christina 13, all born Hannover
RESEARCHERS: Tom King (tomking3@lycos.com) who is a descendant
SOURCES: Maria Christina's parents' names and her age (20) were on her marriage record at Sts Peter and Paul parish. Her probable place of birth was found on the passenger list of the ship Bluecher. Lengerich parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/baptismal entry found for her there.

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WIMBERG

WIMBERG, Maria Catharina
BORN: Mar 3, 1836, Lorup
DIED: ca 1894 in Lancaster, Fairfield County, OH
PARENTS: Anton WIMBERG
Margaretha SCHWARTE
EMIGRATION: 1869 - arrived Baltimore Sep 10, 1869 on the ship Leipzig
BEHNEN, Tobias, 28, Catherine, 30; Herman, 4
MARRIED: Tobias BEHNEN his entry
marriage: Sep 15, 1863 in Lorup
CHILDREN: Herman Anton BEHNEN born 1864, Lorup
Anna Marg BEHNEN born 1866, Wachtum; died same year
M Kath BEHNEN born 1869, OH; died 1939, OH; marr BUEHLER
NOTES: 1880 OH census, Fairfield County, Lancaster
BEHNERR, Tobias, 38, Hannover, tailor
Mary 44, Hannover
Herman 18, Hannover
Mary 10, OH
RESEARCHERS: Bob Behnen (the.behnen.family@sbcglobal.net)
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All information about Maria Catharine was received from Bob Behnen. Birth information had been verified in Lorup parish records.

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