I am researching the Dockwell family, and concluded that the original spelling was actually Dockweiler. I know that the family came from Schlesvig-Holstein, possibly the town of Ribe, and that my gr-gr-grandmother Margaret Dockwell married Lars Lauritsen. A number of their 10 children came to Northern Iowa, settling around Hampton. Her brother George Dockwell also came to Hampton. Most with the name spelled Dockwell seem to be descended from him.
It seems likely that they would be cousins to your Dockweiler ancestors in Iowa. My Dockwell families in Iowa include:
1. MARGARET DOCKWELL She married LARS LAURITSEN. He was born in Denmark, and died in Denmark.
Children of MARGARET DOCKWELL and LARS LAURITSEN are:
i. MARE3 LAURITSEN, b. Ribe, Denmark; d. Aft. December 1973, Denmark; m. SCHMIDT, Denmark.
ii. GEORGE LARSEN, d. Minneapolis, Mn.
iii. CARL CHRISTIAN LARSEN, b. June 25, 1871, Ribe, Denmark; d. September 17, 1957, Wayzata, Mn; m. META MARIE PAULSEN, 1901; b. March 23, 1877, , Denmark; d. November 05, 1960, Wayzata, Mn.
iv. ANTON LARSEN, b. December 15, 1880, Ribe, Denmark; d. August 1977, Coal Valley, Il.
v. CARRIE LARSEN, b. November 27, 1883, Ribe, Denmark; d. December 15, 1973, Iowa; m. PETER JORGENSEN, February 25, 1909, Franklin County, Ia; b. July 05, 1881, Denmark; d. October 04, 1960, Hampton, Franklin, Iowa.
vi. KRISTINA LARSEN, b. August 01, 1891, Ribe, Denmark; d. July 07, 1972, Hampton, Iowa; m. PETER PAULSEN, August 1913, Franklin County, Ia; b. May 25, 1878, Denmark; d. January 15, 1937, Hampton, Iowa.
vii. NORA LARSEN.
viii. DAUGHTER LAURITSEN.
ix. SON LAURITSEN.
x. SON LAURITSEN.
3. GEORGE C DOCKWELL was born September 1851 in Denmark. He married KIRSTEN 1888. She was born July 1864 in Denmark.
Children of GEORGE DOCKWELL and KIRSTEN are:
i. ANNA KIRSTEN3 DOCKWELL, b. August 16, 1889, Mo.
ii. GEORGE C DOCKWELL, b. November 18, 1893, St. Louis, Mo; d. November 1963, Coulter, Franklin, Iowa; m. MARIE JACOBSEN, April 25, 1917, St . Johns's Lutheran Church, Coulter, Ia; b. August 10, 1894, Cedar Falls, Ia; d. March 1985, Coulter, Franklin, Ia.
iii. HARRY C DOCKWELL, b. June 1896, Ia.
iv. ELMER P DOCKWELL, b. 1902, Ia.
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