Seeking relatives and/or 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 m. Johanna Amelung 1852 Immanuel Olivette dtr Johanna m. Andreas Seeger
(Anna)Maria Schroeder b. 1825 " m. H Hoffmann 1848 Holy Ghost, m. H. Ruppel 1854 Holy Ghost in City
Wilhelm Schroeder b. 1833 " m. Margaretha Feger 1857 Holy Ghost
Louisa Schroeder b. 1838 " m. Benjamin Doering 1857 Holy Ghost
Gerhardt Schroeder b. 1839 " m. Catherine Schulte 1866 Immanuel Olivette, m. Maria Biermann Walz Zion Luth. Dorsett, m. Anna Holtrup Wackwitz Zion Luth. Dorsett
Parents (Maria) Elisabeth nee Wessel b. 1800 d. 1886
Friedrich Schroeder no b. or d. 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 Olivette. 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 & School 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. Have lots of info once in St. Louis, esp. 1890's - present for Gerhard & descendents. Any family ties or help is greatly appreciated!