Wednesday, March 23, 2011

March newsletter

The meeting was held in the museum in the country store March 17th. The new furnace was discussed and work will begin sometime in April. The plumbers have been busy restarting furnaces that were flooded out. The water has been turned back on in the building since the pipes will be unlikely to freeze again this year. The old dumb waiter will be removed soon.

The Christmas decorations have been taken down and stored away except for the dining room which we decided to leave as a display to promote the Christmas dinners.

Long time member Esther Borchers passed away on March 16th.

The Ft. Loramie girls basketball team went to the state championship and unfortunately didn't prevail but they should be very proud of what they accomplished this year. The Anna girls won their state championship.

The book committee met and tossed around some ideas. The book will contain updated information on Peter Loramie and his store and the fort. More has become available since the invention of the internet in the last 25 years. Also more will be included on the native American tribes in the area, the one-room schools and the canal and lake. There are also new businesses and organizations.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Dinklage people

This is what I have found so far.

Herman Heinrich Barlage came to this country when he was 28. He met his wife, Catherine Ording, in Dayton where he was working for a distillery. She was also from Oldenburg but I don't know if she was from Dinklage. He may have been an only child. I found his obituary but the print makes it hard to read besides being in German. They came to Ft. Loramie and had a farm in section 7 in McLean Twp. He died in 1914 at age 86. Their children were Catherine, Henry, Joseph and Mary. Joseph seems to have inherited the farm.

The earliest I have is Joseph born in 1820 and immigrated in 1836. His wife was Catherine Brandewie. They had 9 or 10 children and had a farm in section 6, Jackson Twp, Auglaize Co. He died in 1900 at age 79. I have an obituary but it says little except what the area was lacking when he came here. He immigrated in 1836.

I'm not sure about this family. There seem to have been several and I can't tell if they were related. I don't know if there was only one immigrant with children or if there were several brothers. John Bramlage owned the flour mill in Loramie. Henry Bramlage Sr. is mentioned in Annals of St. Michael's as one of the parish pioneers.

There are several Grieshops. There are 3 Henry Grieshops. One was born in 1833 and died in 1908 in Minster. He was married twice. Henry Grieshop Sr. was born in 1798 and died in 1889 at age 91 in Egypt. There were 2 Henrys born in 1805 and 1810 and lived in Chickasaw. More research is required.

Bernard Prenger was born in 1832 and came to the US at age 7 with his parents. His obituary mentions a stormy sea voyage. It looks like his parents died early leaving 3 children alone. At age 23 he married Agnes Albers. She was born in Ohio. They lived in Deiters school district. Bernard died in 1915. His parents were Herman Marcus Prenger and Katharina Middendorf. The immigrated in 1837.

Clemens Seger was married to Elizabeth. They lived in section 4 in Dirksen school district and had 12 or 13 children. I think he was born in 1820 and may have had more than one wife and died in 1875.

I believe the immigrant was Arnold born in 1820. In 1850 his wife was named Ann and in 1860 his wife was named Margaret. At least some of his children were named Henry, John, Mary and Catherine. Henry was born in 1834 in Oldenburg. His wife was Maria. He had children Herman, August and Mary. They lived in Deiters school district. They were neighbors of Prengers. In 1910 Herman and August were living together in Franklin Twp. I don't think either ever had children but August was married. There was a Joseph Sextro born in 1853 in Germany and whose wife was, yep, Mary born in 1867. They had 5 children.

If anyone wants to dispute or clear up any of this information PLEASE email me. I would also like to have photos of the early families. And let me know if you know of any other families from Dinklage.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

More foreign origins, OPQR

Olberding, Steinfeld
Oldiges, Kastelberger, Hannover
Ording, Oldenburg
Ontrup, Walstegge, Koblenz, Westfalen
Osterholt, Holland
Otte, Herbergen, Hannover
Otting, Oldenburg?
Overbeck, Bavaria
Overman, Damme
Pauwell/Powell, Holland
Pfefferle, Baden
Pieper, Mauris
Pille, Oldenburg
Pilliod, Bourogne, Haut-Rhin, France
Pleiman, Alfhausen, Hannover
Poeppelman, Damme, Oldenburg
Polschneider, Oldenburg
Pottkotter, Dulman, Westfalen
Prenger, Bunne, Dinklage, Oldenburg
Puthoff, Damme, Oldenburg
Quartman/Quatman, Langforden, Oldenburg
Quinlin, Ireland
Rahe, Schinkel, Osnabruck
Raistet, Baden
Raterman, Alfhausen, Hannover
Reichert, Heidelberg, Baden
Rengers, Medeln, Prussia, Westfalen
Renneker, Neuenkirchen-Vorden, Oldenburg
Rethman, Oldenburg
Reuss, Bavaria
Rieger, Wurtemburg
Riethman, Coesfeld
Ritter, Lohlbach, Hessen
Rohler, Westfalen
Roman, Wurtemburg
Ronnebaum, Damme, Oldenburg
Rosengarten, Straelen, Rheinprovinz, Dusseldorf, Kreis Geldern
Rotert, Hannover
Rottinghaus, Oldenburg
Ruhe, Ostbevern, Westfalen
Rulmann, Westfalen