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Re: Christian and Rebecca BRODE, Germany>Tamaqua, PA
Posted by: Rose Mulcahy (ID *****9992) Date: September 04, 2002 at 15:23:45
In Reply to: Re: Christian and Rebecca BRODE, Germany>Tamaqua, PA by Bob Nattress of 55

I am working on researching the Wenzel and Kohrock families of Tamaqua. Until recently, I believed that there were only two Kohrock sisters who had travelled to Tamaqua. These sisters, the story goes (and my research proves), married two Wenzel brothers, and were from the same village in Germany. They all emigrated to Tamaqua sometime during the mid 1850's.

Recently, I learned that there was a third Kohrock sister Rebecca Kohrock, who had emigrated to Tamaqua, and married a Christopher Brode. This information was originally recorded by John S. Wenzel, dec'd., of Tamaqua, and subsequently passed on to me.

I have confirmed that the Kohrock family lived in the village of Dankmarshausen, now in the present day German province of Thuringia. According to information that relatives still living there gave me, Rebecca was born 1826.

Her two sisters, who emigrated with her were:

Anna Martha (b. 1831)and Susanna (b. 1836)

The spelling has suffered over the years, variants I have found are: Corack, Kourick, Korock and your variant Korick. Kohrock (pronounced Kor ack) was definately the original spelling since descendants of the same family still spell it this way.

I am very interested in finding out further details about Rebecca, in particular her dates of marriage and death. I would also like to learn about their relationship to the Kohrock/Wenzel clans of Tamaqua.

I have some history on the Kohrocks I can share. Apparently, there are church records in Germany, but the relatives there are really not able to read old German. Church personnel were not very helpful to me folliwing inquiries I made, I assume, because the village lies in the former East. About the village with some pictures see: http://www.geschichte-wak.de/dankmarshausen.htm

Just for your reference, I am the great-great granddaughter of Anna Martha Kohrock Wenzel (1831-1900).


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