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Menkens Descendants

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This is a bloodline genealogy: foster children, adopted children, and stepchildren are not included; multiple marriages are not listed unless they resulted in additional children. The number in parentheses denotes generation number; a plus sign indicates marriage.

Last updated: February 9, 2007

(1) Johann Menkens b. 1615, Bergedorf, d. 3/25/1674, buried Ganderkesee
+ Wunneke Osterloh b. 1622, d. 5/14/1681, buried Ganderkesee
m. 12/3/1643 in Doetlingen
Johann and Wunneke had 6 children:

     (2) Menke Menkens b. 1646, d. 6/5/1730      
     + Alcke Strodthoff b. 7/14/1665, d. 8/30/1690
      m. 11/9/1682
      Menke's 2nd marriage after Alcke's death:
      + Gesche Musegaes b. 4/8/1667, d. 5/19/1754
      m. 5/19/1691
     For a listing of descendents of Menke and Alcke please contact Elsie Saar at saare@attglobal.net

     (2) Johann Menkens b. 4/20/1652, d. ?
      + Giesel Lange b. 11/19/1654, d. ?
     Descendents not traced at this time

     (2) Wunneke Menkens b. 3/17/1655, d. 8/13/1714
     + Tonges Lindemann b. 11/13/1642, d. 10/5/1716
     Decendents not traced at this time

     (2) Gesche Menkens b. 5/10/1659, d. ?
     Descendents not traced at this time

     (2) Catharine Hedwig Menkens 5/15/1663, d. ?
     Descendents not traced at this time

     (2) Hinrich Menkens b. 7/18/1666, Landwehr, Ganderkesee; d. 11/13/1732, buried Ganderkesee
      + Lucke Strodthoff b. 7/16/1671, Ganderkesee; d. 11/7/1723, buried Ganderkesee
      m. 11/13/1694 in Ganderkesee
      Hinrich and Lucke had 7 children:

           (3) Lucke Menkens b. 12/13/1696, d. ?
          Descendents not traced at this time

           (3) Anna Margrete Menkens b. 4/7/1698, d. ?
          Descendents not traced at this time

           (3) Johann Hinrich Menkens b. 3/20/1700, d. ?
          Descendents not traced at this time

           (3) Anna Menkens b. 3/12/1702, d. 5/14/1771
           + Gerd Behrens b. 4/24/1681, d. 11/14/1748;
           Anna's 2nd marriage after Gerd's death:
           m. Anton Boljes b. 1688, d. 11/3/1760
          Descendents not traced at this time

           (3) Christian Menkens b. 1704 in Hengsterholz, d. 2/16/1772, buried Ganderkesee
           + Anna Catharina Ahlers b. 3/19/1709, d. 2/23/1777
           m. 11/20/1731 in Ganderkesee
          Descendents traced below

           (3) Johann Hinrich Menkens b. 3/26/1707, d. ?
          Descendents not traced at this time

           (3) Catharina Menkens b. 5/29/1709, d. 2/25/1782
           + Bartold Hollmann b. 2/2/1701, d. 8/27/1759
          Descendents not traced at this time

           Christian Menkens and Anna Catharina Ahlers had 8 children:

               (4) Catharina Margarete Menkens b. 10/9/1732, d. ?
               Descendents not traced at this time

               (4) Lucke Margarete Menkens b. 3/15/1734, d. 4/24/1796
               + Harm Bleckwehl b. 4/26/1725, d. 7/21/1781
               Descendents not traced at this time

               (4) Hinrich Menkens b. 3/4/1736, d. 10/5/1810
               + Gesche Margarete Nienaber b. 2/13/1729, d. 10/16/1805
               Descendents not traced at this time

               (4) Johann Bernd Menkens b. 11/17/1738, d. ?
               Descendents not traced at this time

               (4) Anna Beeke Menkens (twin) b. 1/22/1742, d. ?
               Descendents not traced at this time

                (4) Gesche Menkens (twin) b. 1/22/1742, d. 10/26/1760
               No descendents

               (4) Christian Menkens b. 7/18/1745, d. 3/3/1787
               + Gesche Margarete Lindemann b. 7/13/1744, d. 5/23/1786
               Christian's 2nd marriage after Gesche's death:
               + Heilke Margarete Eilers, b. 12/25/1758, d. 3/5/1803
               Descendents not traced at this time

               (4) Harm Menkens b. 12/18/1748 in Hengersterholz, d. 10/26/1822, buried Ganderkesee
               + Anna Sophia Sandstedt b. 11/15/1741 in Elmeloh, d. 9/24/1811, buried Ganderkesee
               m. 11/25/1779 in Ganderkesee
               Harm Menkens and Anna Sophia Sandstedt had 3 children:

                     (5) Christian Hinrich Menkens b. 10/31/1780 in Elmeloh, d. 1/13/1844, buried Ganderkesee
                     + Heilke Margarethe Hollmann b. 8/5/1787 in Hengsterholz, d. 4/6/1847, buried Ganderkesee
                     m. 4/5/1809 in Doetlingen
                    Descendents traced below

                     (5) Johann Hinrich Menkens b. 8/22/1783, d. ?
                    Descendents not traced at this time

                     (5) Harmen Menkens b. 9/3/1788, d. 3/23/1832
                     + Heilke Margarete Mahlenhoff b. 6/24/1787, d. 5/3/1818
                     Harmen's 2nd marriage after Heilke's death:
                     + Margarete Adelheit Mahlenhoff b. ?, d. ?
                    Descendents not traced at this time

                     Christian Hinrich and Heilke Margarethe had 3 children:

                          (6) Hermann Menkens b. 12/14/1812 in Hengsterholz, d. 12/3/1870 in Bergedorf of consumption,
                         buried Ganderkesee
                          + Gesche Margarete Kroemer b. 12/3/1811 in Stuhe, d. 3/9/1888 in Cuming County, Nebraska;
                          buried West Point, Nebraska
                          m. 1/16/1840 in Doetlingen
                          Herman and Gesche Margarete had 6 children:

                                 (7) Stillborn son, 7/3/1841 in Bergedorf; buried Ganderkesee
                                 (7) Margarete Menkens, b. 9/19/1842 in Bergedorf
                                 (7) Stillborn son, 10/14/1845 in Bergedorf; buried Ganderkesee
                                 (7) Heinrich Menkens b. 1/20/1847 in Bergedorf
                                 (7) Christian Hinrich Menkens b. 3/10/1851 in Bergedorf
                                 (7) Gesine Margarete Menkens b. 3/4/1857 in Bergedorf

                         Descendants of Hermann and Gesche's four surviving children traced below

                         (6) Anna Catharina Menkens b. 5/11/1817 in Barel; baptised 5/18/1817 in Doetlingen; died 1818, Barel

                         (6) Johann Hinrich Menkens b. 6/27/1820 in Barel; died 1874
                         + Anna Vosteen b. 7/15/1817 in Bergedorf; d. 11/6/1850 in Bergedorf; buried 11/13/1850 in Ganderkesee
                         m. 6/6/1844, Ganderkesee
                         Johann and Anna had one child:

                                 (7) Diedrich Menkens b. 3/4/1845, Bergedorf; baptized 4/6/1845, Ganderkesee; d. ?
                                 Descendants not traced at this time

                         Johann Hinrich Menkens 2nd marriage:
                         + Ahlke Margarete Menkens b. 4/3/1816 in Hengsterholz; died 9/26/1874 in Steinkimmen
                         m. 9/9/1851, Ganderkesee
                         It is unknown at this time if Johann Hinrich and Ahlke Margarete were related by blood
                         Johann and Ahlke Margarete had one child:

                                 (7) Johann Dietrich Menkens b. 10/14/1852 in Steinkimmen
                                 Johann Diedrich married his first cousin, Gesine Margarete Menkens; their descendants
                                 are traced below

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DESCENDANTS OF HERMANN MENKENS and GESCHE MARGARETE KROEMER

During the years of 1883 and 1884, Herman's widow and his four adult children and their families immigrated to America. After a brief stay in Chicago, they eventually came to Cuming Township of Dodge County, Nebraska. This was part of an area of Dodge County known as New Oldenburg or Little Oldenburg because so many Germans from Oldenburg settled there. Little is known about specific details of their life in Dodge County, other than they farmed and were active members of the St. Paul Lutheran Church (northwest of Hooper). We can assume the Menkens family lived a relatively typical 1880's Nebraska life, enduring many hardships yet having a strong family center. By 1900, Herman's widow had died and each of the four families had moved on to Knox County. Herman's second child, Heinrich, eventually settled in Potter County, South Dakota.

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DESCENDANTS OF MARGARETE MENKENS

(7) Margarete Menkens b. 9/19/1842, Bergedorf; d. 8/12/1914 buried Bloomfield
+ Johann Osterloh b. 12/31/1846; d. 8/23/1903 buried Bloomfield
m. ?
Immigrated to America 1884

The 1885 Nebraska State Census of Cuming Township, Dodge County shows Margarete's daughter, Anna Menkens, living with Margarete's brother Heinrich and his wife. Anna used the name Menkens rather than her mother's husband's name of Osterloh. We can only speculate as to the reason. Margaretha and Johann moved to Knox County after 1889.

One child:

         (8) Anna Gesine Menkens (did not use the Osterloh name) b. about 1873, Bergedorf, Ganderkesee; d. after 1930
         + Ferdinand August Lamm b. about 1859; d. after 1930
         m. 2/14/1889 at residence of her parents near West Point
          One known child:
                 (9) Emma Lamm b. about 1901, Illinois
                 + ?
                 Children?

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DESCENDENTS OF HEINRICH HERMAN MENKENS

(7) Heinrich Herman Menkens b. 1//20/1847, Bergedorf, Oldenburg; d. 8/7/1910, buried Lebanon, SD
+ Gesine Margaretha Eilers b. 1/25/1847, Ganderkesee, Germany; d. 3/19/1923, buried Lebanon, SD
m. 10/20/1876
Immigrated to America 1883 or 1884

Heinrich's son's obituary indicates the family stayed a short time in Chicago before coming to Nebraska. Their first Nebraska home was in Dodge County, with Heinrich, Gesine, and their two older children counted in the 1885 Nebraska State Census. They moved to Knox County between 1886 and 1900. In 1900, Heinrich purchased 160 acres of land in Harrison Township, Knox County, for $1775. He sold this land to his sister Gesine Margarethe and her husband Johann Dietrich in 1902 and moved to Potter County, South Dakota in 1908, purchasing a farm about 6 miles south of Lebanon.

Four children:

         (8) Marta Louise Menkens b. about 1878; d. ?
         + Herman Schackel
         m. ?
         (Lived near Crofton in 1910; near Worthington, MN in 1923)
         Children?

         (8) Herman D. Menkens b. 1/22/1881, Oldenburg; d. 2/17/1954, buried Lebanon, South Dakota
         + Otelia Stark b. 10/22/1887, Fairbury; d. 1/29/1974, buried Lebanon, South Dakota
         m. 12/15/1924
         Herman died as he suffered a heart attack while burning leaves and fell into the fire.
         No children

         (8) John Menkens b. 11/22/1886, Dodge County; d. 9/30/1918 in WWI (possibly in the Battle at Argonne?);
         originally buried in France, later exhumed, with his body arriving in South Dakota 4/16/1921;
         buried Lebanon, South Dakota. Services were held at the Castle Grand Theater in Lebanon, South Dakota,
         with an estimated 2,000 persons in attendance. The American Legion Post in Lebanon is named for John and
         another local war casualty: The Dahnke-Menkens Post. John owned a farm 4 1/2 miles south from Lebanon.
         Never married

         (8) Friedericke Christine Menkens b. 5/9/1889, Cuming Co.; d. 1/28/1956, buried Lebanon
         + August Schackel b. 8/29/1879; d. 9/5/1971, buried Lebanon
         m. 3/1910, Gettysburg, South Dakota
         Four children:

                 (9) Matie Schackel b. about 1915; d. ?
                 + Roy Stoner b. ?; d. ?
                 (lived at Gettysburg)
                 Children?

                 (9) Rose Schackel b. about 1919; d. ?
                 + Robert McQaown (McQuown?) b. ?; d. ?
                (lived at Lebanon)
                Children?

                (9) Lillian Schackel b. about 1929; d. ?
                 + Boyd Lake b. ?; d. ?
                (lived at Gettysburg)
                Children?

                 (9) (4th child was a daughter who preceded August in death; where she falls in the birth order is unknown)

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DESCENDENTS OF CHRISTIAN HINRICH MENKENS

(7) Christian Hinrich Menkens b. 3/10/1851, Bergedorf, Oldenburg; d. 7/19/1929 at his youngest daughter's home in Lincoln; buried Bloomfield
+ Elisabeth Louise Friederika Busch b. 10/11/1854, Osternberg; d. 2/20/1918 buried Bloomfield
m. ? before 1879
Immigrated to America on the ship Donau, sailing from Bremen to New York; departing July 18, 1883 and arriving
August 1, 1883.

Christian Hinrich, wife Friederika, and children Minnie and Charles first lived in Chicago, where daughter Sophie was born. They were living in Dodge County, Nebraska by 1885, where daughter Bertha was born, and moved to Knox County by 1890. After Friederika died, Christian lived for 10 years with his oldest daughter, Minnie, and spent the last year of his life in Lincoln with his daughter Kate. The obituary carried in the Bloomfield Monitor refers to Christian as Grampa Menkens and describes him as a kind straightforward man and father, loved and held in the highest esteen by all who knew him.

Nine children:

         (8) Wilhemine Helene (Minnie) Menkens b. 7/28/1879, Oldenburg; d. 1/14/1954 buried Bloomfield
         + John George Hafner b. 7/21/1861; d. 8/22/1952 buried Bloomfield
         m. 1900 at Claussen home near Bloomfield/Center
         Five children:

                 (9) Christian Henry Hafner b. 2/15/1901, Knox Co.; d. 4/8/1931 buried Bloomfield
                 + Minnie ? b. 1901-?; d. ?
                 No children

                 (9) Edward Hafner b. 1903 (or 1908), Knox Co.; d. ?
                 + Helena Kersting b. 11/24/1910; d. 6/13/1992
                Three (?) children (acutal birth order unknown):

                         (10) son (may be at Broken Bow)
                         (10) daughter
                         (10) daughter

                 (9) Infant 11/11/1905, buried Bloomfield

                 (9) Frederick William Hafner b. 10/30/1911, Knox Co.; d. 10/17/1927 buried Bloomfield
                 Never married

                 (9) Matilda W. (Tillie) Hafner b. 4/25/1915, Knox Co.; d. 7/2/2000 buried Sandy, Oregon
                 + Bernard Kersting b. 1/10/1913; d. 12/1977 buried Sandy, Oregon
                 ? may have children in Oregon

         (8) Karl Johann Martin (Charles) Menkens b. 4/11/1882, Osternburg, Oldenburg; d. 11/28/1966 buried Bloomfield
         + Anna Bertha Dinnsen b. 1/2/1895, Hamburg; d. 12/6/1994 buried Bloomfield
         m. 4/11/1912
         Six children:

                 (9) Andrew Chris Menkens b. 6/6/1913, Lindy, NE; d. 5/4/1998 buried Eugene, Oregon
                 + Neva Haugen b. 1/31/1916, Niobrara
                 m. 4/27/1939, Vancouver, Washington
                 Two children:

                         (10) Eleanor Ann Nel Menkens b. 4/2/1941, Eugene, Oregon
                         + John Rogers b. 1/23/1941, Belgium, Congo
                         m. 9/2/1961, Portland, Oregon
                         Four children:

                                 (11) Neil John Rogers b. 9/9/1965, Portland, Oregon;
                                 + Crystal Carr

                                 (11) Stephen Andrew Rogers b. 9/7/1967, Portland, Oregon
                                 + Jill Hartman

                                 (11) Nathan James Rogers b. 1/24/1972, Whittier, California
                                 + Kristen Denmark

                                 (11) Jason Matthew Rogers b. 2/13/1979, Fullerton, California

                         (10) Lawrence Andrew Menkens b. 10/31/1945
                         + Anne Murray b. ?
                         m. about 1970
                         Two children:

                                 (11) Stacey Menkens b. about 1972

                                 (11) Kevin Menkens b. about 1973

                 (9) Carl Anton Menkens b. 8/4/1916, Devil's Nest (Knox Co); d. 11/3/1995 buried Bloomfield
                 Never married

                 (9) George Clarence Menkens b. 10/15/1918, Center
                 + Frieda B. Berreth b. 11/18/1917, South Dakota
                 m. 1/30/1952, Council Bluffs, Iowa
                 One child:

                         (10) Debra Ceil (Ceil) Menkens b. 8/13/1952, Sioux City, Iowa
                         + Zort Craig (Craig) Brown b. 11/27/1954, Dexter, Iowa
                         m. 11/12/1983, Lincoln
                         No children

                 (9) Herbert Louis Menkens b. 7/17/1922, Center; d. 2/26/2000 buried Bloomfield
                 Never married

                 (9) Harry William Menkens b. 7/17/1922, Center
                 + Charlotte Odiorne b. 1923
                 One child:

                         (10) Randall Charles (Randy) Menkens b. 6/30/1950
                         + Sherrie ?
                         No children

                 (9) Ruby Ann Menkens b. 7/17/1932, Center
                 + Leonard Roberts b. about 1922
                 Eight children:

                         (10) Constance Jean (Connie) Roberts b. 4/17/1951
                         Not married

                         (10) Patricia Ellen (Pat) Roberts b. 9/20/1952
                         + Robert Ashbacker b. ?
                         m. 6/25/1977
                         Two chldren:

                                 (11) Anna Marie Ashbacker b. 11/21/1981

                                 (11) Nathan Robert Ashbacker b. 4/23/1984

                         (10) Carolyn Faye Roberts b. 1/26/1954
                         + Tony Brown b. ?
                         m. 6/1/1974
                         Two children:

                                 (11) Heather Alison Brown b. 11/23/1974
                                 + Kevin Colsden
                                 Three children:

                                         (12) Abby Colsden

                                         (12) Ryan Colsden

                                         (12) Amanda Colsden

                                 (11) Austin Alan Brown b. 1/3/1977
                                 + Jamie Bachman
                                 m. 5/9/2004

                         (10) Donna Mae Roberts b. 3/6/1956
                         + Mark Wayt b. ?
                         m. 12/12/1981
                                 Two children:

                                 (11) Lindsey Kay Wayt b. 9/6/1981

                                 (11) Wayne Bertram Wayt b. 12/16/1984

                         (10) Denise Rae Roberts b. 3/6/1956
                         + LeRoy Van Glan b. ?
                         m. 3/8/1975
                         Two children:

                                 (11) Tiffany Jean Van Glan b. 9/28/1975
                                 One child:

                                         (12) Sky Rochelle Van Glan b. 5/8/1996

                                 Tiffany married Scott Lincoln Bell 7/7/2003

                                 (11) Alexis Rae Van Glan b. 2/21/1979
                                 One child:

                                         (12) Zoe Rein Van Glan b. 9/7/1999

                         (10) Penny Leah Roberts b. 2/29/1960
                         + Mitch Baier b. 6/29/1954
                         m. 7/21/1984
                         Two children:

                                 (11) Elizabeth Ann Baier b. 3/29/1989

                                 (11) Marcus Joel Baier b. 10/16/1992

                         (10) Keith Leonard Roberts b. 11/1/1964
                         Not married

                         (10) Kent Louis Roberts b. 11/1/1964
                         Not married

         (8) Sophia Gesine Menkens b. 3/20/1884, Chicago; d. 1965, buried Bloomfield
         + Anton Christ Nissen b. 1869; d. 1948, buried Bloomfield
         m. 6/27/1902
         Four children:

                 (9) Frieda Louise Nissen b. 6/6/1903; d. 8/1/1983
                 + Arthur Charles Gaa b. 1895; d. 1954
                 Two children:

                         (10) Donald Arthur Gaa b. 1928
                         + Margaret Theresa Reilly b. 1929
                         Three children:

                                 (11) Donald Arthur Gaa, Jr. b. 1951
                                 + Nancy Nicholas
                                 Two chldren:

                                         (12) Catherine Mary Gaa b. 1985

                                         (12) Margaret Elizabeth Gaa b. 1987

                                 (11) James Thomas Gaa b. 1953
                                 + Christine Ann Piwinski
                                 Two children:

                                         (12) Christyn Ann Gaa b. 1985

                                         (12) Chery Lynn Gaa b. 1987

                                 (11) William Charles Gaa b. 5/11/1954
                                 + Doreen Benno
                                 Three children:

                                         (12) Keri Ann Gaa b. 2/22/1976

                                         (12) Brian William Gaa b. 1987

                                         (12) Laura Carolyn Gaa b. 1990

                         (10) Marlene Delores Gaa b. 1932
                         + Paul Clifford Bliss b. 1924; d. 1989
                         Three children:

                                 (11) Paula Marlene Bliss b. 1954
                                 + Bertal Rupp
                                 One child:

                                         (12) Jillian Gaa Rupp b. 1990

                                 (11) Pamela D'Ann Bliss b. 1958
                                 + Theodore Hammond
                                 One child:

                                         (12) Molly Clark Hammond b. 1996

                                 (11) Patricia Gaa Bliss b. 1959
                                 + Thomas Nickolas Contos
                                 Two children:

                                         (12) Paul Thomas Contos b. 1991

                                         (12) Matthew Alex Contos b. 1992

                 (9) Henry Christ Nissen b. 1906; d. 1979
                 + Lenora Dorthea Zwonitzer b. 1909; d. 1999
                 Three children:

                         (10) Dorothy Emma Nissen b. 11/11/1934
                         + William Hampton Turnage b. 7/6/1930
                         Five children

                                 (11)Richard Hampton Turnage b. 9/10/1957
                                 + Jill Journey b. 4/5/1957
                                 Three children:

                                         (12)Sarah E. Turnage b. 7/31/1988
                                         (12) Kelsey Ruth Turnage b. 7/12/1989
                                         (12) Mary M. Turnage b. 2/2/1992

                                 (11) John Chris Turnage b. 12/20/1959
                                 + Pat Denley b. 1/17/1958
                                 Three children:

                                         (12) Mary Helen Turnage b. 4/25/1989
                                         (12) John Chris Turnage II b. 9/26/1991
                                         (12) Caroline E. Turnage b. 1/7/1993

                                 (11) Jane Susan Turnage b. 11/12/1961
                                 + James Campbell Woods b. 9/5/1960
                                 Three children:

                                         (12) James Campbell Woods, Jr. b. 6/20/1990
                                         (12) Julia Anne Woods b. 4/14/1995
                                         (12) Jessica Laurel Woods b. 8/21/1997

                                 (11) William Carl Turnage b. 3/6/1963
                                 + Therese Marie Felan b. 12/21/1964
                                 Two children:

                                         (12) Elizabeth a. Turnage b. 12/21/1997
                                         (12) William H. Turnage b. 5/1/2000

                                 (11) Amy Kathryn Turnage b. 9/1/1964
                                 + Patrick Michael Hanley b. 5/4/1964
                                 One child:

                                         (12) Ian Patrick Hanley b. 2/16/1987

                         (10) David Marvin Nissen b. 8/21/1938
                         + Kathleen Watson b. 5/31/1942
                         Four children

                                 (11) David Edward Nissen b. 10/20/1961
                                 + Sandra Lynn Flanagan b. 6/1/1962
                                 Three children:

                                         (12) David Chris Nissen b. 5/1/1985
                                         (12) Matthew Ray Nissen b. 7/11/1986
                                         (12) D. Edward Nissen b. 9/5/1990

                                 (11) Donald Marvin Nissen b. 1/1/1963
                                 + Lisa Margaret Bousquet b. 7/27 ??
                                 Two children:

                                         (12) Lauren B. Nissen b. 4/8/1992
                                         (12) Tyler D. Nissen b. 8/13/1994

                                 (11) Denise Marie Nissen b. 4/1/1964
                                 + Steve Schindler b. ?
                                 Two children:

                                         (12) Stephanie L. Schindler b. 11/5/1984
                                         (12) Amanda Schindler b. 7/18/1987

                                 Denise's 2nd marriage to Robert McNight b. 1/21/1967
                                 One child:

                                         (12) Gordon E. McNight b. 7/12/1999

                                 (11) Larry Dean Nissen b. 10/13/1965
                                 + Janice Perez b. ?
                                 Three children:

                                         (12) Brittony N. Nissen b. 5/15/1986
                                         (12) Adam Seth Nissen b. 2/10/1988
                                         (12) Alisha N. Nissen b. 5/20/1990

                         (10) Ruth Ann Nissen b. 12/16/1942
                         + James Milton Tanquary b. 5/4/1940
                         Four children

                                 (11) Michael Todd Tanquary b. 6/20/1961
                                 + Tamela Lynn Rhoden b. ?
                                 One child:

                                         (12) Holly Michelle Tanquary b. 8/12/1984

                                 (11) Raymond Leroy Tanquary b. 12/13/1962
                                 + Belinda Leigh Wert b. 10/30/1964
                                 Two children:

                                         (12) Coty Tyler Tanquary b. 3/6/1988
                                         (12) Chad Taylor Tanquary b. 4/3/1991

                                 (11) Theresa Ann Tanquary b. 4/14/1964
                                 + Jeffrey Lee Zieber b. 6/19/ ??
                                 Two children:

                                         (12) Zachary Lee Zieber b. 9/23/1993
                                         (12) Tyler James Zieber b. 11/24/1998

                                 (11) Jeffrey James Tanquary b. 4/15/1967
                                 + Melinda Sue Stull b. 1/6/1968
                                 No children

                 (9) Alma Johanna Nissen b. 1907; d. 2003
                 + Kenneth Donald Weaver
                 Three children:

                         (10) Cleo Ann Weaver b. 1930
                         + Egan Rachel
                         Four children:

                                 (11) Paulette Ann (Polly) Rachel b. ?

                                 (11) Thomas Egan Rachel b. ?

                                 (11) Jill Rachel b. ?

                                 (11) William Rachel b. ?

                         (10) Janet Corine Weaver b. 1934; d. 1995
                         + Henry Hockman
                         Four children:

                                 (11) Nancy Ann Hockman b. ?

                                 (11) Cathy Hockman b. ?

                                 (11) Daniel Hockman b. ?

                                 (11) Jennifer Hockman b. ?

                         (10) Marilyn Kathleen Weaver b. 1936
                         + Arnold Martz b. ? d. 2002
                         Two children:

                                 (11) Scott Arnold Martz b. 1955

                                 (11) Karen Marcella Martz b. ?

                 (9) Ann G. Nissen b. 1908; d. 1993
                 + George Reichel b. ? d. ?
                 No children

         (8) Bertha Johanna Menkens b. 6/29//1885, Dodge Co.; d. 1943 buried Bloomfield
         + Louis Sieling b. 1881; d. 1960 buried Bloomfield
         Five children:

                 (9) Ella Sieling b. 1907, Nebraska; d. ?
                 + Edward W. Kortum b. 7/1/1900; d. 8/1962
                 Two children:

                         (10) Alta L. Kortum b. 1926

                         (10) Peter L. Kortum b. 1929

                 (9) Emma Sieling b. 1908, South Dakota; d. ?
                 + Arthur Wendt b. 1/9/1902; d. 8/1964
                 Children?

                 (9) Lillian (Lily) Sieling b. 1911, South Dakota; d. ?
                 + Harvey Adams
                 Children?

                 (9) Minnie Sieling b. 1912, Nebraska; d. ?
                 + Kenneth Manzer
                 Children?

                 (9) Harvey Sieling b. 1925
                 + ?
                 Children?

         (8) George Paul (Paul) Menkens b. 12/25/1887, Dodge Co.; d. 12/18/1970, Holt Co.,
         buried O'Neill; served in WWI
         + Laverne Irene Klintobe b. 2/24/1918; d. 1992, buried O'Neill
         Six children:

                 (9) James Paul Menkens b. 1937
                 + ?
                 Children?

                 (9) Janice Lafern Menkens b. 6/17/1938
                 + Leo Alden Tyrrell b. 12/24/1932
                 m. 9/6/1958
                 Four children:

                         (10) Keith Allen Tyrrell b. 10/10/1958
                         + Annette Baldwin b. ?
                         m. 7/3/1989
                         Four children:

                                 (11) Abigail Tyrrell b. 8/27/1991

                                 (11) Hannah Tyrrell b. 9/25/1993

                                 (11) Luke Tyrrell b. 9/25/1995

                                 (11) Grace Tyrrell b. 11/20/1999

                         (10) Pamela Lynn Tyrrell b. 11/20/1060
                         + Eric G. Frank b. ?
                         m. 11/18/1989
                         Two children:

                                 (11) Meredith L. Frank b. 8/6/1991

                                 (11) Matthew L. Frank b. 12/18/1993

                         (10) Kevin Dean Tyrrell b. 12/25/1962
                         + Susan Mahan
                         m. 4/21/1984
                         Four children:

                                 (11) Brandon Tyrrell b. 12/10/1984

                                 (11) Travis Tyrrell b. 6/18/1986

                                 (11) Rebecca Tyrrell b. 8/3/1988

                                 (11) Breanna Tyrrell b. 12/6/1989

                         (10) Kimberly Sue Tyrrell b. 3/19/1966
                         + Glenn Carlson b.?
                         m. 9/17/1995
                         Two children:

                                 (11) Alexa Brinn Carlson b. 7/16/1996

                                 (11) Joshua Paul Carlson b. 8/24/1998

                 (9) Constance Arlene Menkens b. 5/23/1940
                 + Dean Earl Frick b. ?
                 m. 11/19/1960
                 Three children:

                         (10) Michele Renee Frick b. 3/30/1962
                         + Carl Boice Zander b. ?
                         m. 2/29/1984
                         Three children:

                                 (11) Danielle Fauve Zander b. 10/16/1987

                                 (11) Nicole Roxann Zander b. 10/16/1988

                                 (11) Zachary Dean Zander b. 11/22/1996

                         (10) Nadine Leigh Frick b. 5/7/1963
                         + James Barrett Benton b. ?
                         m. 1/18/1986
                         Four children:

                                 (11) Jessica Blair Benton b. 1/21/1988

                                 (11) Julia Michelle Benton b. 11/22/1991

                                 (11) Michael James Benton b. 8/7/1993

                                 (11) Emma Elizabeth Benton b. 8/11/2000

                         (10) Sarah Kathleen Frick b. 3/16/1976
                         + Jeffrey Scott Odom b. ?
                         m. 3/3/2001
                         One child:

                                 (11) ? b. 10/2004 ?

                 (9) Jerry Mack Menkens b. 1942
                 + ?
                 Children?

                 (9) Lynn A. Menkens b. 1954
                 + Jim Henderson
                 Children?

                 (9) Bruce Menkens b. 1955
                 +?
                 Children?

         (8) Christian Henry (Chris) Menkens b. 4/26/1890, Knox Co.; d. 6/11/1967, buried Bloomfield
         Never married

         (8) Martha Menkens b. 6/2/1892, Knox Co.; d. 2/1976, buried Mason City, Iowa ??
         + Robert Cross b. ?; d. ?
         m. ?
         Four children:

                 (9) Arvilla Cross b. about 1914
                 + Elmer Hinzman b. ?
                 Children?

                 (9) Raymond Cross b. about 1916
                 Never married

                 (9) Hazel Cross b. about 1919
                 + ? Walton
                 Children?

                 (9) Marvin Cross b. after 1920
                 Never married

         (8) Henry (Fred?) Menkens b. 1893, Knox Co.; d. early 1940's; buried Bloomfield (grave not marked)
         Never married

         (8) Katharina M. (Kate) Menkens b. 5/10/1898, Center, Knox Co.; d. 7/28/1993, buried Lincoln Memorial
         + Fred Seegert b. about 1889; d. 1973, buried Lincoln Memorial
         m. about 1918?, Bloomfield
         Three children:

                 (9) Geneva Seegert b. 8/11/1919
                 + Lambert (Bert) Lamplot b. 12/30/1916; d. 2/1984
                 Two children:

                         (10) Gary Lamplot b. about 1942
                         + ?
                         No children

                         (10) Gene Lamplot b. ?
                         + Jill Janoucek b. ?
                         One child:

                                 (11) Danny Paul Lamplot b. ?

                 (9) Florence M. Seegert b. 1/17/1921
                 + Roy H. Fish b. 10/24/1924; d. 3/24/1988
                 Two children:

                         (10) Sharon Fish b. about 1950
                         + Steve Radke ?
                         Children ?

                                 (11) Greg Radke ?

                         (10) Robert Fish b. ?
                         + ?
                         No children

                 (9) Melba M. Seegert b. 11/5/1925; d. 2/27/1996, buried Lincoln Memorial
                 Never married

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DESCENDANTS OF GESINE MARGARETHE MENKENS

(7) Gesine Margarethe Menkens b. 3/4/1857, Bergedorf, Oldenburg; d. 5/27/1940, buried Bloomfield
+Johann Dietrich Menkens b. 10/14/1852, Bergedorf, Oldenburg; d. 2/1/1917, buried Bloomfield
m. 1882?
Gesine and Johann Dietrich were first cousins (Gesine's father and Johann's father were brothers)
Immigrated to America 1884

Gesine and Johann Dietrich first lived in Chicago, losing two young daughters. They moved to Dodge County, Nebraska in time to be counted in the 1885 Nebraska State Census. Their children Lena, Lizzie, Herman, and Martha were born in Dodge County. The two youngest children, John Henry and Carl, may have been born in Dodge County or in Knox County. The family was in Knox County in time to be counted in the 1900 Federal Census. In 1902, Gesine and Johann Dietrich purchased 160 acres in Harrison Township from Gesine's brother Heinrich.

Eight children:

         (8) Gesine Mathilda Johanna b. 1883, Oldenburg; d. 7/19/1884, buried Waldheim Cemetery, Chicago

         (8) Anna M. b. 1884, Chicago?; d. 6/1/1884, buried Waldheim Cemetery, Chicago

         (8) Helene (Lena) Menkens b. 7/7/1885, Dodge County; d. 1957, buried Bloomfield
         +August Binger b. 1867; d. 1942, buried Bloomfield
         Four children:

                 (9) Gesine Binger b. ?
                 + Jack Wagner (or John Wagner?) b. ?
                 Four children:

                         (10) Emma Wagner b. ?

                         (10) Bernadine Wagner b. ?

                         (10) Leila Wagner b. ?

                         (10) Mryon (or John?) Wagner

                 (9) John H. (Johnny) Binger b. 1903; d. 1969, buried Bloomfield
                 Never married

                 (9) Alice Binger b. 1913; d. ?
                 + Erwin Kusel (SSDI lists b. 11/26/1905; d. 4/1966, SSN issued Wisconsin;
                 not sure if this is the right Erwin Kusel) (or is it Irvin Kusel)
                 One child:

                         (10) ? Kusel b. ?

                 (9) Florence Binger b. 1916
                 + Clarence Kusel (SSDI lists b. 1/6/1913; d. 5/24/1993, SSN issued Oregon;
                 not sure if this is the right Clarence Kusel
                 One child:

                         (10) Daughter Kusel b. ?

         (8) Louisa Hermina (Lizzie) Menkens b. 10/27/1889, Cuming County; d. 1/1979 buried Bloomfield
         +William Lovejoy b. 1874, New York; d. 9/29/1959 buried Bloomfield
         m. 4/19/1906, Center
         Eight children:

                 (9) Matilda (Tillie) G. Lovejoy b. about 1908; d. 4/1983
                 + Lloyd Powell (living at Center at time of Lizzie's death)
                 One child:

                         (10) Helen Powell b. ?

                 (9) Rose Lovejoy b. about 1912; d. ?
                 + Everett Hart b. ? (living at Ogallala at time of Lizzie's death)
                 Four children:

                         (10) Harold Hart b. ?

                         (10) Margaret Hart b. ?

                         (10) Earl Hart b. ?

                         (10) Ralph Hart b. ?

                 (9) Infant daughter 1919

                 (9) Edith M. Lovejoy b. about 1921; d. ? in New York
                 + ? Neals (or Neale?)(living at Deposit, NY at time of Lizzie's death)
                 m. in New York
                 Three children:

                         (10) Marie Tiffany Neals b. ?

                         (10) Bernard Neals b. ?

                         (10) Dorothy Neals b. ?

                 (9) Infant daughter 1921

                 (9) Harry H. Lovejoy b. about 1923
                 + Ardith ? b. ? (living at Center at time of Lizzie's death)
                 Children?

                 (9) Leona Lovejoy b. about 1927
                 + Raymond Jefferies (living at Rogers, AK at time of Lizzie's death)
                 Three children:

                         (10) Irene Jefferies b. ?

                         (10) Vell Jefferies b. ?

                         (10) Lois Jefferies b. ?

                 (9) Infant daughter (birth date & order unknown)

         (8) Herman Henry Menkens b. 4/14/1891, Dodge County; d. 7/28/1962 buried Bloomfield
         Never married

         (8) Martha Johanna Menkens b. 2/25/1893, Dodge Co.; d.12/14/1965, buried Waterloo, Douglas Co.
         + Ernest Burton Stout b. 6/3/1887, Plum Valley (Center); d. 5/22/1970 buried Elkhorn, Douglas Co.
         m. 6/3/1913
         Thirteen children:

                 (9) Willard Fremont Stout b. 10/29/1914, Center; d. 2/2/1974, Omaha
                 + ?
                 Children?

                 (9) Richard John Stout b. 9/8/1916, Bloomfield; d. 8/18/1998, Omaha
                 + Roberta Ryan b. 5/15/1927
                 Five children:

                         (10) James Ernest Stout b. 5/22/1947, Omaha
                         + ?
                         One child:

                                 (11) ? b. ?

                         (10) Raymond Allen Stout b. 10/11/1948, Omaha

                         (10) Carol Ione Stout b. 2/16/1952, Omaha
                         + Glenn Wharff b. ?
                         Three children:

                                 (11) ?

                                 (11) ?

                                 (11) ?

                         Carol Ione Stout 2nd marriage:
                         + Vern Forbes b. ?
                         One child:

                                 (11) ?

                         (10) Gladys Marie Stout b. 8/11/1955
                         + Corbey Carroll Kennedy b. ?
                         Children?

                         (10) Helen Ann Stout b. 8/7/1956, Omaha; d. 12/7/1984, Omaha
                         + ?
                         Three chlidren:

                                 (11) ?

                                 (11) ?

                                 (11) ?

                 Richard John Stout 2nd marriage:
                 + Francis D'Agata b. 3/30/1928; d. 1/1/1993, Omaha
                 m. 7/19/1971, Omaha

                 (9) Clifford Ernest Stout b. 7/12/1918, Center; d. 9/25/2002
                 + Julia Halverson b. 8/12/1919, Center
                 m. 5/4/1938
                 Three children:

                         (10) Harvey Stout b. 8/17/1938, Bloomfield
                         + Opal Behrens b. 9/10/1941
                         m. 5/8/1965, Columbus
                         Four children:

                                 (11) ?

                                 (11) ?

                                 (11) ?

                                 (11) ?

                         (10) Eileen Julia Stout b. 2/24/1942, Bloomfield; d. 7/19/2001, Woodbury, Minnesota
                         + Leon William Anders b. 11/19/1940, Bloomfield
                         m. 8/6/1961
                         Two children:

                                 (11) ?

                                 (11) ?

                         (10) David Duane Stout b. 5/19/1959
                         + Laurie Broders b. ?
                         m. 10/25/1980
                         Two children:

                                 (11) ?

                                 (11) ?

                 (9) Edward Martin Stout b. 4/21/1920, Center; d. 12/9/1994, Omaha
                 + ?

                 (9) Florence Gertrude Stout b. 4/7/1922, Center; d. 11/11/1978, Omaha
                 + Richard Raff b. ?; d. 2/2/1990, Creighton
                 m. 9/1/1942
                 Five children:

                         (10) Henry Raff b. 3/20/1943
                         + Janice ? b. ?
                         Two children:

                                 (11) ?

                                 (11) ?

                         Henry Raff 2nd marriage:
                         + Kathi ? b. ?
                         Two children:

                                 (11) ?

                                 (11) ?

                         (10) Donald Raff b. 10/22/1044
                         + Delores Sheer b. ?
                         m. 6/4/1965
                         One child:

                                 (11) ?

                         Donald Raff 2nd marriage:
                         + Bitsy ? b. ?
                         m. 1977
                         Children?

                         (10) Dale Raff b. 9/12/1948
                         + Kathy ? b. ?
                         Three children:

                                 (11) ?

                                 (11) ?

                                 (11) ?

                         (10) Allen Dennis Raff b. 12/31/1954
                         + Kai ? b. ?

                         Allen Dennis Raff 2nd marriage:
                         + Linda ? b. ?
                         m. 1974 ?
                         One child:

                                 (11) ?

                         (10) Darrel Ray Raff b. 10/26/1959
                         + ?

                 (9) Ira Gerhart Stout b. 9/5/1924, Center
                 + Rose Spears b. 10/11/1927
                 m. 2/12/1955
                 Two children:

                         (10) Douglas Stout b. 11/26/1957
                         + Cheryl Divoche b. ?
                         m. 2/12/1985
                         Three children:

                                 (11) ?

                                 (11) ?

                                 (11) ?

                         (10) Debra Stout b. 12/20/1960
                         + Todd Cory b. ?
                         m. 5/15/1992
                         Two children:

                                 (11) ?

                                 (11) ?

                 (9) Leona Gesine Stout b. 9/2/1925, Elgin, Oregon; d. 12/22/2001, Omaha
                 + Donald Frederick Hasenpflug b. 8/20/1924, Creighton
                 m. 8/31/1946, Hiawatha, Kansas
                 Two children:

                         (10) Frederick Lee Hasenpflug b. 7/1/1947

                         (10) Marilyn Jean Hasenpflug b. 12/29/1949, Plainview
                         + Reed Stanley Kadavy b. 5/20/1948, Omaha
                         m. 5/27/1972, Omaha
                         Two children:

                                 (11) ?

                                 (11) ?

                 (9) Vernon Herman Stout b. 8/28/1926, Elgin, Oregon; d. 11/9/1926, American Falls, Idaho

                 (9) Eva Delores Stout b. 7/11/1928
                 + Michael Bauer, b. ?; d. ?

                 Eva Delores Stout 2nd marriage:
                 + Robert Woodworth b. ?; d. 1951, Omaha
                 m. 1947
                 Three children:

                         (10) Sherry Ray Woodworth b. 6/2/1948
                         + Robert Raff b. ?
                         m. 1967
                         Four children:

                                 (11) ?

                                 (11) ?

                                 (11) ?

                                 (11) ?

                         (10) Robert George Woodworth Bauer b. 5/24/1949
                         + Jan ? b. ?
                         Two children:

                                 (11) ?

                                 (11) ?

                         Robert George Woodworth Bauer 2nd marriage:
                         + Connie Ober b. ?
                         m. 6/23/1969
                         One child:

                                 (11) ?

                         (10) Naoma Jan Woodworth Bauer b. 7/3/1950
                         + Anthony Macke b. 1950
                         m. 1969
                         Five children:

                                 (11) ?

                                 (11) ?

                                 (11) ?

                                 (11) ?

                                 (11) ?

                 (9) Mildred Martha Stout b. 4/17/1932
                 + ? Peterson b. ?
                 Four children:

                         (10) Stanley Dale Peterson b. 7/22/1950
                         + Jane ? b. ?
                         One child:

                                 (11) ?

                         (10) Sheila Jane Peterson b. 6/17/1953
                         + Larry Berls b. ?
                         Four children:

                                 (11) ?

                                 (11) ?

                                 (11) ?

                                 (11) ?

                         (10) John H. Peterson b. 5/3/1957
                         + Karen ? b. ?

                         (10) Holly Dawn Gates b. 8/29/1967
                         + Mike Distefano b. ?
                         m. 3/22/1996

                 (9) Luella Darlene Stout b. 4/15/1933; d. 9/5/2001, Omaha
                 + Harold Eugene (Gene) Stebbins b. 10/4/1930
                 m. 3/1/1953
                 Three children:

                         (10) Harold Ernest (Ernie) Stebbins b. 10/27/1954, Omaha
                         + Cindy Lynn Piles b. 11/13/1966
                         m. 6/11/1988
                         Three children:

                                 (11) ?

                                 (11) ?

                                 (11) ?

                         (10) Wesley Alan Stebbins b. 10/3/1956, Omaha
                         + Lynn Marie Strasburg b. 10/19/1956
                         m. 8/31/1984
                         Two children:

                                 (11) ?

                                 (11) ?

                         (10) Jackie Lou Stebbins b. 10/18/1959
                         + Kevin Stuart b. ?
                         m. 11/17/1979, Lincoln
                         One child:

                                 (11) ?

                         Jackie Lou Stebbins 2nd marriage:
                         + Randall Scott Zimmerman b. 3/19/1960
                         m. 10/1/1983, Lincoln
                         Three children:

                                 (11) ?

                                 (11) ?

                                 (11) ?

                 (9) Everett Henry Stout b. 5/17/1934, Center; d. 5/1/1985, Omaha
                 + Bonnie Etchenkamp b. 5/10/1937; d. 7/21/2004, Fremont
                 m. 6/2/1957
                 Two children:

                         (10) Tammy Sue Stout b. 9/22/1959
                         + James Anthony Sanchez b. ?
                         m. 9/27/1997

                         (10) Shelley Stout b. 11/18/1962
                         + David Musk b. ?
                         m. 6/25/1988
                         One child:

                                 (11) ?

                 (9) Irvin Dale Stout b. 1/27/1937, Center
                 + Veronica Peach b. ?; d. 5/1/1986, Decker, Indiana

         (8) John Henry (Henry) Menkens b. 6/28/1896; d. 3/4/1960, buried Bloomfield
         +Cora Myrtle Powell b. 12/29/1906; d. 3/6/1998, buried Bloomfield
         m. 6/15/1926
         Two children:

                 (9) Camilla Arlene Menkens b. 3/27/1927
                 + Robert Bruegman b. 8/3/1925; d. 7/27/2002
                 m. 6/30/1948
                 Six children:

                         (10) Rebecca Lynn Bruegman b. 8/2/1949
                         + Lyle Arthur Kuhlman b. 6//28/1942
                         m. 4/24/1971
                         Three children:

                                 (11) Scott Allen Kuhlman b. 8/8/1973
                                 + Sherri Adkins Koehler b. 10/5/1967
                                 m. 8/31/1999
                                 One child:

                                         (12) Kaylea Elizabeth Kuhlman b. 7/10/2000

                                 (11) Daniel Adam Kuhlman b. 8/6/1983

                                 (11) Amanda Jo Kuhlman b. 9/30/1987; d. 9/30/1987

                         (10) Richard Allen Bruegman b. 9/30/1950
                         + Mary Ann Sunnarborg Mattinen b. 11/10/1948; d. 7/24/1983
                         m. 7/10/1971
                         Four children:

                                 (11) John Robert Bruegman b. 10/21/1971
                                 + Jodi Lin McGee b. 3/3/1973
                                 m. 9/2/1995
                                 Two children:

                                         (12) Mary Ann Bruegman b. 4/13/1998

                                         (12) Nicholas Orin Bruegman b. 9/12/2001

                                 (11) James Allen Bruegman b. 11/24/1972
                                 + Brooke Nelson b. ?
                                 m. 3/27/1999
                                 One child:

                                         (12) Jamee Kurt Bruegman b. 7/4/1998

                                 (11) Sheri Ann Bruegman b. 11/30/1976
                                 + Brian Thompson b. 10/19/1969
                                 m. 11/11/2000
                                 One child:

                                         (12) Hunter Robert Thompson b. 9/7/2002

                                 (11) Shelly Jo Bruegman b. 7/28/1978

                         Richard Allen Bruegman 2nd marriage:
                         + Debra Elain Fritz b. 3/2/1962
                         m. 8/3/1984
                         Two children:

                                 (11) Ashley Ann Bruegman b. 2/4/1985

                                 (11) Jay Robert Bruegman b. 7/11/1989

                         (10) Rosalyn Faye Bruegman b. 10/17/1952
                         + Henry Burke Wittpen II b. 11/22/1953
                         m. 5/17/1981
                         One child:

                                 (11) Henry Burke Wittpen III b. 6/17/1981

                         Rosalyn Faye Bruegman Wittpen 2nd marriage
                         + Bruce Lee Meyer b. 5/19/1952
                         m. 7/7/1984
                         Two children:

                                 (11) Leif Christopher Meyer b. 10/28/1985

                                 (11) Hans Eric Meyer b. 6/25/1990

                         (10) Rita Kay Bruegman b. 4/18/1954
                         + Leon Dale Beckmann b. 1/17/1955
                         m. 2/2/1974
                         Four children:

                                 (11) Chad Henry Beckmann b. 10/9/1976
                                 + Robbin Rene Salts b. 3/25/1977
                                 m. 6/19/1995
                                 Two children:

                                         (12) Chet Levi Beckmann b. 8/8/1994

                                         (12) Cody James Beckmann b. 5/17/1997

                                 (11) Jill Elizabeth Beckmann b. 11/24/1979

                                 (11) Jodi Kay Beckmann b. 9/8/1981
                                 + Trevor Koch b. ?
                                 m. 10/2/2004

                                 (11) Jeffrey Dale Beckmann b. 11/2/1985

                         (10) Robert Henry Bruegman b. 8/22/1963
                         + Lynette Rae Swertzic b. 10/30/1967
                         m. 6/30/1990
                         Three children:

                                 (11) Lexye Nichole Bruegman b. 9/21/1994

                                 (11) Leyton Noelle Bruegman b. 6/2/1997

                                 (11) Lynden Ray Bruegman b. 5/5/2003

                         (10) Ray Alan Bruegman b. 8/22/1963
                         + Dana Lynn Peters b. 9/28/1963
                         m. 6/8/1985
                         Three children:

                                 (11) Brian Emery Bruegman b. 6/23/1989

                                 (11) Sara Lynn Bruegman b. 2/14/1991; d. 2/14/1991

                                 (11) Trevor James Bruegman b. 10/5/1995

                 (9) Lorraine Darleen Menkens b. 2/12/1929
                 + Joseph August Moser b. 12/3/1923; d. 5/5/1982
                 m. 8/24/1948
                 Four children:

                         (10) Steven Henry Moser b. 2/28/1949; d. 1/21/1989
                         + Diane Kay McCormick b. 11/1/1951; d. 11/3/1989
                         m. 1/29/1972
                         No children

                         (10) Douglas Joseph Moser b. 6/6/1951
                         + Sheila Rae Ruhlman Dyson b. 2/11/1949
                         m. 1/26/1974
                         Four children:

                                 (11) Gina Lynn Moser b. 2/13/1970
                                 + Roger Allen Schwindt b. 11/5/1966
                                 m. 12/28/1991
                                 Two children:

                                         (12) Shelby Ruth Schwindt b. 4/5/1991

                                         (12) Tyler Allen Schwindt b. 10/9/1992

                                 (11) Troy James Moser b. 7/26/1972
                                 + Sara Marie Sommer b. 4/7/1976
                                 m. 1/28/2003

                                 (11) Kim Michelle Moser b. 9/16/1975
                                 + Dan E. Bokamper b. 11/3/1973
                                 m. 6/20/1998
                                 One child:

                                         (12) Alle Rae Bokamper b. 5/9/2003

                                 (11) Chelsi Jo Moser b. 11/6/1979
                                 + Nathan Patrick Pehrson b. 3/23/1974
                                 m. 9/30/2000
                                 One child:

                                         (12) Paige Mackenzie Pehrson b. 7/4/2002

                         (10) Lois Karman Moser b. 2/12/1955
                         Not married

                         (10) Janet Ruth Moser b. 10/14/1958
                         + Edward Henry Frisch b. 12/12/1950
                         m. 10/17/1987

         (8) Carl Menkens b. 4/3/1898; d. 3/27/1951 buried Bloomfield
         Never married

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PARENTS OF JOHANN DIETRICH MENKENS

Johann Dietrich Menkens married his first cousin, Gesine Margarete Menkens. Johann Dietrich's father was Johann Hinrich Menkens (Generation 6), brother to Gesine's father, Hermann Menkens. Johann Hinrich's ancestry is detailed at the beginning of this link.

Johann Dietrich's mother was Ahlke Margarete Menkens; it is unknown at this time if there is a bloodline connection to her husband, Johann Hinrich Menkens. Ahlke's immediate ancestry is:

(5) Gerd Hinrich Menkens b. 8/21/1794, Hengsterholz; d. 11/13/1843, Hengsterholz; buried 11/18/1843, Ganderkesee
+ Catharina Margaretha Schwarting b. 10/5/1792, Hensterholz; d. 3/31/1847, Hengsterholz; buried 4/7/1847, Ganderkesee
m. 2/8/1816, Ganderkesee
Ten children:

         (6) Ahlke Margarete Menkens b. 4/3/1816 Hengsterholz; d. 9/26/1874 Steinkimmen
         + Albert Hinrich Stover b. 11/30/1817 Osterhoop; d. 7/3/1847 Steinkimmen; buried 7/7/1847, Ganderkesee
         m. 4/20/1841, Ganderkesee
         Two children:

                 (7) Anna Cathrine Stover b. 4/6/1842, Steinkimmen; d. ?
                 (7) Helene Stover b. 10/23/1844, Steinkimmen; d. ?

         Ahlke Margarete Menkens (Stover) 2nd marriage:
         + Johann Hinrich Menkens, b. 6/27/1820, Barel; d. 1874
         m. 9/9/1851, Ganderkesee
         One child:

                 (7) Johann Dietrich Menkens b. 10/14/1852, Steinkimmen; d. 2/1/1917, Bloomfield

         (6) Johann Diedrich Menkens b. 5/19/1817, Hengsterholz; d. 8/5/1893, Delmenhorst

         (6) Catharine Menkens b. 1/3/1819, Hengsterholz; d. ?

         (6) Claus Menkens b. 1/30/1821, Hengsterholz; d. 4/7/1847, Hengsterholz; buried 4/14/1847, Ganderkesee

         (6) Gretje Menkens b. 11/18/1822, Hengsterholz; d. 1891, Brettorf

         (6) Margrete Elisabeth Menkens b. 12/6/1824, Hengsterholz; d. 1891, Brettorf

         (6) Gesche Menkens b. 12/6/1826, Hengsterholz; d. ?

         (6) Beta Menkens b. 9/12/1828, Hengsterholz; d. ?;

         (6) stillborn son b. 9/29/1831, Hengsterholz; buried 10/1/1831, Ganderkesee

         (6) Anna Gesine Menkens b. 6/24/1833, Hengsterholz; d. 3/21/1834, Hengsterholz; buried 3/26/1834, Ganderkesee