Notes
Related to
the
Great Grandparents
of
Dianne Picton

by
Owen Picton


First Notes on Dianne's Paternal side

My Notes on Christian (Chris) Friedrich Joachim Christoph Schrader, paternal grandfather of Dianne's father:


Chris and Augusta Schrader
1886 Wedding Picture




Chris Schrader
about 1837


Chris Schrader Sr. obituary




Mrs. Chris Schrader Sr. obituary




Schrader Family Reunion in Iowa
in 1929




Lawrence Schrader wedding
October 1828




Chris and Augusta Schrader (Schroeder)
1886 Marriage Record #856




Chris Schrader
1937 Death Certificate




Augusta Schrader
1940 Death Certificate




Birth of first child #22
for
Chris and Augusta Schrader (Schroeder)
The 1886 Records at an ELCA church, Lost Nation, Iowa


He came from Germany when he was 6 years old to Monroe, MI, where he grew to manhood. After he was married in 1886, the couple moved to Lost Nation, Clinton Cty, IA where they resided on a farm until 1894 when they moved to Bloomfield, purchasing a 100 acre farm in the Star community. In about 1909 they moved into the town of Bloomfield.

He was a member of the Bloomfield Masonic Lodge , NO.218, A.F. & A.M. , since Febrary 27, 1900.

He was born at Roerkritz, Mecklenburg.
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Mecklenburg at one time was a grand duchy of its own, but had strong relations to neighboring Prussia. Mecklenburg was a "state" of the Federal Republic of Germany, next in line at the shore of the Baltic Sea in direction to the East, neighboring Poland.
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Marriage Information from:
Marriage Records of Monroe County, Michigan
Volume III with Index 1878 - 1887
Page 255

SCHROEDER, Christian - 26yrs (w) - R: Frenchtown - Born: Germany - Occu: farmer
BERNS, Augusta W.F. - 20 yrs (w) - R: Frenchtown - Born: Michigan
M'd: 2 Feb 1866 in Sandy Creek by A. Ch. Bauer, Min
Wit: Henry Schroeder & Chas. Berns - R: Frenchtown
Book 4, Page 377 E.856
Note: the towns of Frenchtown and Sandy Creek are both located in Monroe County, MI
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Christ Schrader found in:
US 1900 census: Lived in: Herrick Precinct, Knox County, Nebraska, Series: T623 Microfilm: 932
Book: 1 Page: 84

Christian Schrader
1910 U.S. Census - Nebraska - Knox - Morton Township - ED# 122
image 6 of 39
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Chris Schrader
1920 U.S. Census - Nebraska - Knox - Other Townships Norton township District 128 \ image 27 of 41
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In the obituary of Chris Schrader of Bloomfield, NE who died at Norfolk Lutheran Hospital on May 9, 1937 it showed that he is also survived by 3 brothers, Henry and William, of Toledo, Ohio and George of Monroe, MI and 1 sister Sophia Cox of Evansville, Indiania


My Notes on Carl (Charlie) Ludwig Heinrich Schrader, father of Christian (Chris) Friedrich Joachim Christoph Schrader:

They say that sometimes if someone is named Carl they call him Charles. I received the following below. I am sure this is our Charles Schrader because the information shown does not conflict with either the 1870 or 1880 census but matches by age to both the 1870 or 1880 census. It is strange that the middle name Frederic is not listed but is strangely listed in both the 1870 and 1880 census. It would be highly unlikely that two Christian Friedrich Schröder's would be born in Mecklenburg on the same day so this must be our Christian Friedrich Schröder.

Someone did some research in this area of Germany and found the following.

Carl Ludwig Heinrich Schröder
b. 28 Sep 1828
m. 23 Oct 1857


Ida Anna Johanna Maria Goldenbagen
b. 16 Jun 1838 (was pregnant with first child at marriage to Carl)

children:

1. Carl Friedrich Ludwig Christian Schröder
b. 14 Feb 1858 christened 21 Feb 1858

2. Christian Friedrich Joachim Christoph Schröder
b. 5 Jul 1859 christened 10 Jul 1859

3. Luise Sophia Wilhelmina Friederica Schröder
b. 30 Jun 1863 christened 5 Jul 1863

The father's parents were Christian Schröder and Maria (Kruse or Rinse)
The mother's parents were Johann Joachim Goldenbagen and (Maria Sophia Dorothea Sund or Maria Sophia Helms)
There appears to be two Johann Joachim Goldenbagen's at the same time and place with different fathers first names and one married to Maria Sophia Sund and the other married to Maria Sofia Helms. I think Maria Sophia Sund is the correct one.
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A Family Tree Maker CD-ROM at the West Point library at West Point, Nebraska has a passenger list of Germans who came to America between 1850-1874. It lists the following including there age when they came to America:

Schroeder, Carl age 36 occupation: farmer
Schroeder, Marie age 32 - wife.
Schroeder, Carl age 8 - son
Schroeder, Chr. age 7 - son
Schroeder, Fried. age 6 - female
Schroeder, Louise age 3 - female
Schroeder, Heinrich age 8 months son

Last Residence: Germany
Port of embarkation: Marseilles
United States arrival date: May 10, 1866
Manifest ID Number: 00030246
Mode of travel: Steerage
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Carl Schroder and family arrived on 10-5-1866 at New York as a Passenger on ship Saxonia having departed from Hamburg, Germany.
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Above information also at Castle Garden:
It shows that they arrived on the ship Saxonia.
The arrival date is turned arround ahowing 10-05-1866 which is Oct 5, 1866.
http://www.castlegarden.org/
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On the 1870 census for Raisinville township, Monroe County, Michigan (roll 691, page 474)
http://www.us-census.org/states/michigan/m-mi.htm#Monroe
Has the following family born in Mecklenburg:
Charles Schrader age 42 laborer - can not write - male citizen of U.S.
Mary Schrader age 32 female - keeping house - can not write
Charles Schrader age 12 at school when census taken
Fridricke Schrader age 9 female - attended school within the last year
Miena Schrader age 6 female - (could this be short for Wilhelmina?)
Henry Schrader age 4
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The 1880 Census place: Frenchtown, Monroe, Michigan
source: FHL 1254596 Nat. archives film T9-0596 page 407B.
Charles Schrader age 51 farmer - born in MECK
Mary Schrader age 42 wife - female - keeping house - born in MECK
Charles Schrader age 22 son - works on farm - born in MECK
Christian Schrader age 21 son - farm laborer - born in MECK
Frederic Schrader age 19 son. - male - laborer - born in MECK
Wilhelmine Schrader age 17 dau. - female - servant - born in MECK
Henry Schrader age 14 son - works on farm - born in MECK
William Schrader age 7 son - at school - born in MI
Sophia Schrader age 3 dau. - female - born in MI

Records differ as follows:
The first name Charles is used in the 1880 census and the 1870 census but Carl on th entry to US record. Family name spelled Schroeder in the 1880 census and entry to US record but Schrader in the 1870 cnesus. Christian Schrader is listed in the 1880 census and entry to US record but not the 1870 census. Frederic is listed as a boy in the 1880 census but as a female in the 1870 census and entry to US record. It shows Wilhelmina in the 1880 census, as Miena in the 1870 census and Louise on entry to US record.
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1900 census for Charles Schrader shows:
1900 U.S. Census • Michigan • Monroe County• Frenchtown Township• ED# 71
Census taken 12 June 1900
image 15 of 39 house #155
Charles Schrader age 71 male; farmer, b Sept 1828 married 42 years; came to US 1866; here 34 years; not a citizen - born Germany
Mary Schrader age 62 wife - female; June 1838 married 42 years; gave birth to 12 children and 8 alive - born Germany, came to US 1866; here 34 years; can read and write but can not speak English
George Schrader age 17; son; male; farm laborer, b Apr 1883; single; - born in Michigan
Edward Schrader age 7; grandson; male; b June 1892; single; - born in Ohio

Charles Schrader found in:
US 1900 census: Lived in: Frenchtown Township, Monroe County, Michigan, Series: T623 Microfilm: 732 Book: 2 Page: 140
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1910 census for Mary Schrader shows:
1910 U.S. Census - Michigan - Monroe County - Frenchtown Township ED# 94 (All southeast of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad)
Census taken 13 May, 1910
image 11 of 13 house #95
Charles Berns age 45; head of house; male; farmer, - born in Michigan
Minnie Berns age 46 female; wife married 23 years; gave birth to 5 children and 4 alive; came to US 1866; - born Germany
Edward Berns age 22; son; male; single; attend school - born in Michigan
Eclita Berns age 18; daughter; female; single; - born in Michigan
Loretta Berns age 16; daughter; female; single; - born in Michigan
George Berns age 14; son; male; single; - born in Michigan
Mary Schrader age 71; mother in law;gave birth to 12 children and 8 alive - born in Germany

The German church baptism record for Mary Schrader shows she was born in 1838 and the next line states her parents were married in 1839.



My Notes on Augusta Wilhelmina F Berns, paternal grandmother of Dianne's father:

She had Chas. Berns as witness to her marriage.This Chas. Berns was a brother of Augusta.

My Notes on August Berns, father of Augusta Wilhelmina F Berns:

In the 1870 census he is shown with the last name of Barnes and in the 1880 census as Berns.
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August Barnes and Fredrick Burgart families are on same page with 4 other houses in between (are they related?)
US Census Michigan Monroe Raisinville township take in July 1870
http://epiphyte.libofmich.lib.mi.us/CensusImages/Roll691/460.pdf
On the 1870 census for Raisinville township, Monroe County, Michigan (roll 691, page 460)
August Barnes age 45 farmer - born in Mecklenburg $1200 value of real estate, $500 value of personal property, - male citizen of U.S.
Lissa Barnes age 38 female - keeping house - born in Mecklenburg
Charles Barnes age 6, male, born in Michigan
Augustus Barnes age 4 female, born in Michigan
Lena Barnes age 2 female, born in Michigan
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Christ Burghardt family (is there a connection)
1870 US Census Michigan Monroe Whiteford township
http://epiphyte.libofmich.lib.mi.us/CensusImages/Roll691/518.pdf
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The 1880 Census place: Frenchtown, Monroe, Michigan
source: FHL 1254595 Nat. archives film T9-0595 page 396C.
August Berns age 54 farmer - born in MECKLENEBURG
Elizabeth Berns age 47 wife - female - keeping house - born in MECKLENEBURG
Charles Berns age 18 son - works on farm - born in Michigan
Augusta Berns age 14 daughter - servant - born in Michigan
Carolina Berns age 12 daughter. - at home - born in Michigan
Sophia Berns age 9 dau. - female - at school - born in Michigan
Alvina Berns age 4 daughter. - at home - born in Michigan
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There was a Christian Berns with a family listed on the same 1880 census page who is 8 years younger and also born in Mecklenburg.
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1900 census for Elizabeth Berns shows:
1900 U.S. Census • Michigan • Monroe County• Frenchtown Township• ED# 71
Census taken 27 June 1900
image 37 of 39 house #368
Elizabeth Berns age 67 female; old, b April 1833, married; gave birth to 5 children and 5 alive; came to US 1862; here 38 years; - born Germany
Fannie Berns age 34 daughter - female;May 1876 single, school teacher; - born Michigan, image 37 of 39 house #367 her son Charles Berns lives in next house:
Charils Berns age 35; son; male; farmer, b June 1864; married 13 years; - born in Michigan
Minnie Berns age 36 female; b June 1863, married 13 years; gave birth to 5 children and 4 alive; came to US 1867; here 33 years; - born Germany
Edward Berns age 12; son; male; b Jan 1888; single; attend school - born in Michigan
Eclita Berns age 9; daughter; female; b May 1891; single; - born in Michigan
Loretta Berns age 6; daughter; female; b Sept 1893; single; - born in Michigan
George Berns age 4; son; male; b Jan 1896; single; - born in Michigan

Berns, Elizabeth
US Census 1900: Lived in: Frenchtown Township, Monroe County, Michigan, Series: T623 Microfilm: 732 Book: 2 Page: 151
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William Burgard family(born 1879)
1900 U.S. Census - Michigan - Monroe - Raisinville township- ED# 81 image 20 of 37

Burgard, William found in:
US 1900 census Lived in: Raisinville Township, Monroe County, Michigan,
Series: T623 Microfilm: 733 Book: 1 Page: 297a
Only Burgard in Michigan in the1900 census

Fredereca Berns born Apr 1838 (two sons William & August) come to US-1882
1900 U.S. Census - Michigan - Monroe - Raisinville township- ED# 81
image 36 of 37

Friedrick Berns come to US 1867
1900 U.S. Census - Michigan - Monroe - Monroe city - ED# 76
image 3 0f 36
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1910 census for Charles Berns shows:
1910 U.S. Census - Michigan - Monroe County - Frenchtown Township ED# 94 (All southeast of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad)
Census taken 13 May, 1910
image 11 of 13 house #95
Charles C. Berns age 45; head of house; male; farmer, - born in Michigan
Minnie Berns age 46 female; wife married 23 years; gave birth to 5 children and 4 alive; came to US 1866; - born Germany
Edward Berns age 22; son; male; single; attend school - born in Michigan
Eclita Berns age 18; daughter; female; single; - born in Michigan
Loretta Berns age 16; daughter; female; single; - born in Michigan
George Berns age 14; son; male; single; - born in Michigan
Mary Schrader age 71; mother in law;gave birth to 12 children and 8 alive - born in Germany
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1920 census for Charles Berns shows:
1920 U.S. Census - Michigan - Monroe County - Frenchtown Township District # 108 (part of) All S.E. of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern R.R.
Census taken 7 and 8 day of January, 1920
image 4 of 13 house #34
Charles C. Berns age 55; head of house; male; farmer, - born in Michigan, both parents born in Mecklenburg, Germany
Minnie Berns age 56 female; came to US 1866; naturalize 1873; - born Mecklenburg, Germany
George L Berns age 24; son; male; married; - born in Michigan
Belmnot Y Berns age 21; daughter- in law; female; married; - born in Michigan, both parents born in Michigan


My Notes on Elisabeth Burgard, mother of Augusta Wilhelmina F Berns:

It was indicated on the 1880 US census that both her parents were born in Mecklenburg, Germany.

There is a Samuel Burgard born abt. 1877 in and a Henry Burgard born 1870 in Michigan. Is she connected to one of these people in any way?

How is our Elizabeth Burgard connected to other Burgard's?



My Notes on Hans J Petersen, maternal grandfather of Dianne's father:


Hans and Sophie Petersen




Han Peterson obituary




Mrs. Han Peterson obituary




Rocking chair belonged to Anna Schrader's mother Sophie Boll




The clock was received as a wedding present by Hans J Petersen and his wife (Dianne's great grandparents)


From obituary:
At the age of 16 he emigrated to this country where he first worked in Scott Cty, IA.

From 1880 to 1900 he resided in Crawford Cty, IA where he was married in 1884. In 1900 the couple moved to a farm in Knox Cty, NE, and continuing to farm until 1911, when because of failing health he moved to the West edge of Bloomfield. Later they moved into there home in East Bloomfield.

He was active to the organization of St Mark's Lutheran Church, and was one of the first who assumed with five others the dirrection of congregational affairs - as member of the church council,
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The clock Dianne (Schrader) Picton has in her living room in Blair was originally received by Hans J Petersen and his wife as a wedding present. He left his pipe on train when they moved from Iowa and when the rest of the family came, Henry, a son, found it. According to Harvey Petersen when Hans Petersen got old he was blind but he still smoked a curved pipe.

His obituary says he was married 14 Mar 1884 at a Lutheran Church, Dennison, IA. This agrees with the below note.

A note we have says Hans J. Petersen, Schleswig, Deutschland. Then under that Sophie M. W. Boll, Holstein, Deutschland. Under her name it has the date March 1884 with an arrow to Denison, Iowa. At the bottom of the note is the word Dreifaltigkeits
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We know that Hans J Petersen lived in Crawford County, IA 1884 to 1900.

In 1892 a list called the "Crawford Farmers Directory of 1892" was made and listed our Hans J Petersen at the post office of Charter Oak.
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Hans is a short form of Johannes or Johann
Hans meaning is ,God is kind or good, it is a hebrew name
Here are some other names Hansi, Hänsel, Hanneke.

Jochim is also of hebrew origin meaning raised up (lifted up) from God
Here are some other names Joachim, Achim Akim.
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There is a Hans Petersen who came from Germany on May 25, 1872 at age 16. His port of embarkation was Hamburg and he came on a ship named Thuningia.
Is this our Hans Petersen?)
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There are two Hans Petersen on the 1880 census for Iowa of about the right age. The first is the right age and the second is a year too old.
- The first is the exact right age and living at Davenport, Scott, IA which is where his future wife was living at at the time. I vote for this person.
- The second Hans Petersen on the Iowa 1880 census is a year too old and living at the HENDRICKSON family, 26 years old from Schleswig and living in Clinton, IA.

Hans Peterson found in:
US 1900 census: Lived in: Morton Township, Knox County, Nebraska, Series: T623 Microfilm: 932
Book: 1 Page: 65

In a war in 1864, Denmark lost Schleswig to Germany. Do they consider themselves Danish or German?
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There is a HansJPetersen age 17 who departs Hamburg on 3-5-1873 PassengerList. It shows this person is from Alsen, Schleswig (Schleswig-Holstein) and traveling on the ship Thuringia to New York. He arrives at New York on 3-20-1873. Is this our Hans J Petersen?

On his marriage record his last name ends in sen and his fathers ends in son as Peterson.



My Notes on Sophie Wilhelmine Megdalena Boll, maternal grandmother of Dianne's father:

When she was less than one years old she departed Germany with her parents, where they settled in Crawford Cty, IA in July, 1870. There she spent her youth.

Her obituary says she was born in Litenberg, Germany. There is no town with that name.

The following is from Detlef Lehmann-Hinrichs
The town you search for, is Luetjenburg (www.Luetjenburg.de). You should look for it.

I´m part of the Boll family in Lütjenburg, my Grandma was a Boll. I own the destillery Boll.
Can you give me more informations? I don´t know any about a Sophie Wilhelmine Magdalene Boll or her father Henry (Hinrich? Heinrich? Johann?) Boll.
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Someone else sent the follwoing:
Luetjenburg, is 15 km east of Kiel near the Baltic Sea. Another person says it is spelled Lutjenburg,with two dots over the U after the L. The town is located in Holstein, East of Kiel on highway #202, about 30 kilometers east of Kiel.

Her fathers name is given as Heinrich Boll in his daughter Sophia'a obituary.

Her brother Boll, Ernest found in:
US 1900 census Lived in: Peoria Township, Knox County, Nebraska, Series: T623 Microfilm: 932 Book: 1 Page: 92a
The mother Sophie is shown. They came to the US in 1875

The Henry Boll family in the 1880 census is found at Hickory Grove, Scott, IA which is where Davenport, IA is at.




Below Notes on Dianne's Maternal side

My Notes on William Carl Cook (Koch), Paternal grandfather of Dianne's mother:


William and Lena Cook




William Cook obituary


His name changed from Koch to Cook when he came to America.

Most of the below information came from information that Anna (Peters) Cook had.
They lived in Talenz (town) an area called Kaiser lautern. South of Frankfurt. Town is on the border of France and Germany. So close you would not know which country it belonged too. Was a checkpoint crossing of border in time of Franko Prussian War.

He was a personal bodyguard for Kaiser Wilhelm and fought in the Franko Prussian War. Each solder was issued a spoon for eating. The spoon has an initial "K" on it for Koch.

When they came to America they had 2 children. Frieda and William Jr. They all came on a sailboat. They first lived at Utica, NY. Then went to Onawa, Iowa, where they lived until they moved to Morriville, Knox County, Nebr.

While he was dying he relieved his fighting on horseback with the sword during the Franko Prussian War.

Dianne (Schrader) Picton thinks that William Cook may have been born Catholic.
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Below notes from Gina Cook (her husband Mark is a grandson of Ernest Cook):

William and Caroline were married in their native country of Germany, but immigrated to the United States in 1872. They then lived in Lewiston, New York which is located near Niagara Falls. In1878 they moved in Onawa, IA. They had 11 children. In 1903 they moved to a farm near Bloomfield, NE.

According to the Census of Iowa, 1895 , Township of Franklin, County of Monona: William Cook is listed as a 48 year old married male. His place of birth is listed as Germany, and both parents are listed as "foreign". His profession is listed as a farmer, and German Lutheran is listed as entitled to vote in general elections.

According to the Census of Iowa, 1895, Township of Franklin, County of Monona: William Cook's wife is listed as Mrs. Carrie Cook, rather than Lena or Caroline Cook. She is listed as a 48 years old married female. Germany is listed as her place of birth, and both parents are listed as "foreign". She is listed as a housewife, and as fluent in German but unable to read or write in English. Her religion is listed as German Lutheran. While her husband had a check under the heading of "Entitled to Vote in General Election". she of course did not as women did not have the right to vote at that time.

Following Mrs Carrie Cook in the census are the Cook children: Charles age 20, Frank age 14, Martha age 12, Rosa age 10, Henry age 8, Earnest age 6, and August age 4. The place of birth for all the of the children, with the exception of Charles, is Monana County, Iowa. Charles is listed as having been born in N.Y.

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A Family Tree Maker CD-ROM at the West Point library at West Point, Nebraska has a passenger list of Germans who came to America between 1850-1874. It lists the following including there age when they came to America:

Koch, Wilh. age 26 occupation: laborer
Koch, Carole age 26 - wife.
Koch, Wilh. age 6 years - male child
Koch, Friedr. age 11 months. - female child

Last Residence: Germany
Port of embarkation: Gibraltar
United States arrival date: June 19, 1873
Ship Name: Cimbina
Mode of travel: Steerage

This is the William Cook family when they came to America. A picture of the ship Cimbria is also available.
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The West Point library at West Point, Nebraska has the 1880 US Census on CD-ROM.
The 1880 Census place: West Fork, Monona, Iowa
source: FHL 1254357 Nat. archives film T9-0357 page 45B.
William Cook age 33 farmer - born in Germany
Caroline Cook age 33 wife - female - keeping house - born in Germany
William Cook age 13 son - at school - born in Germany
Rachel Cook age 8 Daughter - born in Germany
Chas. Cook age 5 son. - male - born in NY
Frank Cook age 2 months son - male - born in IA
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US Census 1900:
William Cook family lived in: Franklin Township, Monona County, Iowa, Series: T623 Microfilm: 449 Book: 1 Page: 59

Census records are usually never completely correct but I have some questions. It shows the birth month and year for those listed (I used these in my family tree). I list 11 children and in the 1900 census shows his wife Caroline gaving birth to 9 children with 6 alive in 1900. They say they were married for 30 years in 1900. It shows Caroline came to the US a year earlier than her husband William Cook yet a ship passenger list has both of them arriving in the US on June 19, 1873.
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His obituary says that he became paralyzed six years before he died and he was an invalid until he died. His funeral service was held in his home.
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The 1910 census is under the name W C Cook in knox county, Nebraska.
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From the death certificate of William Cook:
Cause of death: cerebral hemorrhage
Secondary Cause: cerebral hemorrhage
Mother's Maiden Name: left blank
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Information from Karen Cook (William Cook, Ernest Cook, Ivan Cook, MichaelCook):
William Carl Cook was born in Germany near what is now the border between East Germany and Poland, on December 25, 1846. In Germany he married Caroline (Lena) Lenter.

In 1872 William, Lena, and their two children - William Jr. and Frieda - together with Caroline's parents, four sisters, 1 brother and one nephew immigrated to the United States. When they came to the U.S. they changed their last name to Cook. For several years the William Cook family lived in Lewiston, New York, near Niagara Falls.

In 1878 the Cooks, together with Caroline's parents, sisters, brother, and their families moved to Onawa, Iowa to homestead west of town. They had ten children, four daughters and six sons. In 1903, William sold his farm and moved his family - including William, Jr. and Charles and their wives - to a farm six miles west and one mile south of Bloomfield, Nebraska. Here he farmed for several years and the children attended Morrillville School.

Around 1910, William and Caroline moved to town, living for several years in a home about three blocks north of St. Mark's church. In 1912, William suffered a crippling stroke and on November 19, 1918, he passed away at his home. Caroline passed away on December 23, 1923. Both are buried in the Bloomfield cemetery.
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William Cook Death Certificate
From the death certificate of William Cook:
Cause of death: cerebral hemorrhage
Secondary Cause: cerebral hemorrhage
Mother's Maiden Name: left blank
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Bloomfield Monitor December 28, 1918 pg. 1, col. 5-6
William Cook Dead
There are a few persons who during their lifetime have suffered so much as William Cook. About six years ago he became paralyzed and he has been an invalid ever since.

William Cook was born near Treplow, Germany, Dec. 25, 1846 and where ever he lived in Iowa or Nebraska he was held in highest esteem. The deceased was a man of strong religious character and to his Christ was his only hope in life and death. To Christ he clung in the long dark hours of his death struggle. To his wife he was a noble comrade and to his children a true friend. All who call him their friend miss him sadly. But to the joy of all who knew and loved him it was a special source of comfort that on Nov. 29 he departed with a victor's crown and with an expression of heavenly peace on his countenance.

The funeral services for William Cook were held in the afternoon of Dec. 1 at the home of the deceased in town. Rev. A. Spieckermann conducted them and spoke on Psalm 34-20, "Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all."

The earthly remains of the deceased were laid to rest in the Bloomfield

My Notes on Caroline (Lena) Lenter, Paternal grandmother of Dianne's mother:


The last few years she lived at the home of her son August Cook. Marge Schrader remembers this time with her grandmother living with them.
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Bloomfield Monitor 12-27-1923 pg. 7, col. 5

GRANDMA COOK PASSES AWAY
Mother of Large Family Called to Her Reward on the 23rd of December

Lena Wilhelmine Christine Cook nee Leuter, the subject of this sketch, passed away in the faith of the Redeemer on Dec. 23, 1923, at about six o'clock in the morning, dropsy being the cause of her demise.

Deceased was born June 21, 1846 in Trepton on the Toleuse, near Berlin Germany. In 1886, she was married to Wilhelm Cook who preceeded her in death about five years ago. to this union 11 children were born, two dying in childhood. Those surviving are William Cook, Frieda Wiese, Chas Cook, Martha Clark, Frank Cook, Rose Utecht, Henry Cook, Ernest Cook and August Cook.

Lena Cook was a good wife, taking care of her late husband for years with utmost care and untiring energy. She was a true and tender mother, loving her children in the tenderest way and teaching them the best things of life. Lena Cook was also a pious Christian, placing her whole confidence in her Redeemer in life and in death. She has now gone to her eternal reward.

Funeral services were held for her on Wednesday Dec. 26, at the home of her son, August, about 4 miles east of town. Rev. A. Spieckermann spoke the words of confort. Louis Eggert, Fred Paper, Ad
olph Gerdau, Peter Berner, Fred Peters and Emil Krause were the pall bearers and the Mesdames Jas. Baker, Leopold Ege, Louis Eggert and Emma Stephen carried the flowers.

The earthly remains of Lena Cook were laid at rest in the Bloomfield cemetery.
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Lena Cook Death Certificate

According to the death certificate of Lena Wilheminia Christina Cook:
The cause of death was Chronic Interstitial Nephritis, duration of 5 years, the contributing cause of death was Carcinoma of Uterus, duration of 6 months.

The mother's maiden name was unknown.

My notes on Martin Peters, Maternal grandfather of Dianne's mother:


Martin & Lena Peters on 50th wedding anniversary
L. to R.: Anna (Peters) Cook, Volena, Martins Peters,
Lena (Leuenhagen) Peters, August Peters, Lillian, and Rose




Marge (Cook) Schrader, her Grandma Peters and Paul Cook
taken Nov 1920




Anna (Peters) Cook
our Grandma Cook
Maybe about age 18




Martin and Lena Peters
1894 Marriage




Martin Peters
1900 US passport




Martin Peters
1918 Los Angeles, CA
draft card


Grandma Cook's letter and other sources of hers:
My father paid the mortgage on his parents home so it was clear and passed to John Peters after Thomas Peters died. Then when John died it passed on to present Martin Peters who was named for my dad Martin Christian Peters.

This present owner has six children. The home place will go to youngest son - Gerd. when present Martin dies.

He came to America when he was 17 years old. Borrowed passage money from his dad to come. Come to Schleswig, IA., to friends there. He worked as a hired hand for 3 to 4 years. First, he worked on a farm as a hired hand for 2 years, was not paid and food was poor. Last man he worked for was Jurgen (Bill) Jensen (Anna La Franze's parents) who was very good to him, got paid, good food, and taught him farming. Mrs. was a good cook who fed him well.

He played the accordian well. Played for house dances. He played for a dance in Iowa at Andrew Kahler who was a half brother of Jim Bruhn. There he met Lena Leuenhagen. She was visiting her sister, Mrs. Andrew Kahler. They met at the dance and then corresponded by mail. Her family moved from Iowa to Morriville, Knox County, NE by covered wagon. Lena lived with her parents on a farm near Morriville, Knox County, NE. Then Martin Peters came to Morriville the next spring. They were married at Pierce, NE. Attendents were Fred Soost and Emma Claussen (his wife). A traveling minister married them, no church then, pioneers. First farm rented was near Randolph where Anna Lena Peters was born.

In 1906 or 1907 he had an offer to sell the farm to a prize fighter, a Mr. Joe Stacker. He was paid spot cash for all as the man wanted to invest his money. He got $100.00 per acre and moved to Bloomfield, NE.

He played the accordian until World War I started. This made him so sad that he gave away his accordian to his brother-in-law Willie Levenhagen.

Eventually, he bought a ranch on the White River at Murdo, South Dakota and moved there.

During World War 2 they moved to Alhambra, CA.

Last years there were happy.

The Peters family in Germany says he went to the USA on 16 Apr 1889 and returned for a visit to Germany in 1900.

So I decided to look at the Ellis Island site for him. It shows Martin Peters in 1900 returning from Germany and destination of Omaha, Nebraska. It says he is a citizen of the United States. The web address for Ellis Island is:

http://www.ellisislandrecords.org/
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Martin Peters at age 16 with residence of Pellworm, Schleswig (Schleswig-Holstein) was on Passenger List departing Hamburg, Germany on 4-3-1889 to New York on a German ship named Hammonia shipping line Hamburg-Amerikanische Packetfahrt-Actien-Gesellschaft (Accommodation Zwischendeck)
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Martin Peters (an American Citizen) returned from Hamburg, Germany to New York arriving on 22 Sep 1900 on the ship Deutschland.

My Notes on Lena Leuenhagen, Maternal grandmother of Dianne's mother:

Some say she was born in Schleswig, IA. Her last name when spoken, sounds like Linehagen but is spelled Leuenhagen.


My Notes on Johann August Leuenhagen, the father of Lena Leuenhagen:

A Family Tree Maker CD-ROM at the West Point library at West Point, Nebraska has a list of Germans on passenger lists who came to America between 1850-1874. It lists the following including there age when they came to America:
Aug. Leuenhagen age 29 occupation: farmer
Heinr. Leuenhagen age 6 months.
Trina Leuenhagen age 3 years
Trina Leuenhagen age 30.

Port of embarkation: Marseilles

August Leuenhagen and family as residence was from Barbeck, Holstein (Schleswig-Holstein) departed Hamburg on 5-5-1866 on the ship Bavaria of shipping line Hamburg-Amerikanische Packetfahrt-Actien-Gesellschaft (accomadation Zwischendeck) to New York.

Note Rose Leuenhagen is not listed so she was not born when they came to the United States. Trina would be a nick name for Catherina.
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Above information also at Castle Garden:
It shows that they arrived on the ship Bavaria.
The arrival date is 1866-05-22.
http://www.castlegarden.org/
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The 1880 census shows him as August Linhogan, everyone matches by name and age except Katie is shown for his wife and daughter whose real names are Catherina. It shows him living at Inland, Cedar, IA and from PRUSSIA.
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Leuenhagen, August, Jr. found in:
US 1900 census Lived in: Columbia Township, Knox County, Nebraska,
Series: T623 Microfilm: 932 Book: 1 Page: 53
August Leuenhagen on the 1910 census at DIXON TWP, GREGORY, South Dakota. This is the same person because Augusta his new wife is shown as coming from Germany in 1895 on both census.

 

My Notes on Catherina (Trina) Stuhr ( Stuehr), the Mother of Lena Leuenhagen:

Anna Cook says her first name is Catherine other sources say Trina. Stuhr had umlants over the u.
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Your names means:
"Stien" is short for "Christina" or "Christine".

"Lenck" is not only a short form, it is also a neat form. The "ck" stands for it in the dialect form. In the high german version the names neat ending would be "chen". So "Len" or neat "Lenck" stands for "Magdalena" or neat "Magdalenachen".

Trin or Trina = Catharina
Liesch = Elisabeth
Ilsch = Ilsabe
Fieck = Sophie
Friedrich is male. Men were called Fred or Fritz.
Friedericke is female. Women were called Fritz or Fritze.
August is male; Auguste is female.
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The following information is from Virginia Stuhr:
Biographical info on Leo Stuhr can be found in Who's Who in Nebraska, 1940. p. 531.
Peter Stuhr can be found in History of the State of Nebraska, Vol. 2. 1882
Hall County Historical Society at 300 W. 2nd St. has much in information.
History of Hall County, 1907
History of Hall Co, 1920, p.23 and possibly 18
Biographical & Historical Memoirs R 978.2 B615
Also R978.2 G753

I have a wonderful little booklet which describes the founding of Grand Island. I bought it at the gift store in the Stuhr Museum several years ago. Today I can't locate it. I know you and your wife would like it. The museum has a website. Perhaps you can learn more there.




Just before Dianne died, she corresponded with a Peters relative in Germany but I do not know where I have placed those letters (many moves).




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