Seeking info on my husband's family who came to St. Louis, Missouri between 1847-1852 and have been Lutheran and UCC in Missouri:
Johann Friedrich Schroeder b. 1822 Ostercappeln
(Anna)Maria Schroeder b. 1825 "
Wilhelm Schroeder b. 1833 "
Louisa Schroeder b. 1838 "
Gerhardt Schroeder b. 1839 "
Parents (Maria) Elisabeth nee Wessel b. 1800
Friedrich Schroeder no b. info
Anna Maria went by Maria, was in St. Louis in 1847, married 1st time in 1848. Next known family date is 1852 when Johann Friedrich married in St. Louis. We believe the family came over in at least 2 groups, as Gerhardt was 13 when he arrived in 1852 (believed to be late in year). Johann Friedrich & Gerhardt were founding members of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Maryland Heights, Missouri in 1869.
We can't find anything on this family in Germany, despite almost 5 years of researching, including gen. societies in Germany and trying to contact clergy there. Any family ties or help is greatly appreciated!