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Re: Henke from Germany to LeMars, IA
Posted by: Robin Gambaiana Date: August 04, 2001 at 16:28:22
In Reply to: Re: Henke from Germany to LeMars, IA by joanne mohr of 282

John Henry Henke married Mary Tripp. This is what I have on John Henry:

The vessel "Bark Clara" left Bremen, Germany destined for Port of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland and arrived December 17, 1867 with 107 passengers on board. It took nine weeks and three days. Among the passengers were John Henry Henke, August Henke, Bernard Anton Henke, Clements Henke, and their only sister. They were born in or near Oldenburg, Germany to Christoper and Margaretha Henke. Christoper and Margaretha were farmers and owned 40 acres of land. At that time they were considered wealthy. Two brothers remained in Germany. The brothers worked their way west, at whatever jobs were available such as lime plant, ore smelting plant and farmhands. The only information pertaining to the sister Elizabeth, is that she landed in Baltimore, Maryland.

The four brothers took adjoining homesteads near Le Mars, Iowa in the early 1860's.

John Henry became a naturalized citizen of Woodbury County, October 30, 1872.

John Henry sold his homestead and bought the Hotts farm about five miles southwest of Akron, Iowa in 1882. He married Mary Tripp and was blessed with 3 children. One child died as a teenager. Henry Henke was drowned in Sargents Lake southwest of Akron August 17, 1914.

Hope this helps you out some.



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