Preliminary Data as of September 10, 2006
Seek information about ancestors of Johann Heinrich Wellhausen (John Henry) born 1819 Bavaria, Germany, departed from Bremen, Germany to United States of America aboard ship Olbers, arrived at the Port of New Orleans, Louisiana, December 8, 1836, and his wife Maria Anne Winker (Mary Ann) born about 1818 in Germany. Couple most likely married about 1841 in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, before the birth of their first child in 1842.
Wellhausen children’s given names: John Henry, Charlotta, Frederick W., Mary, Christina Augusta, and Emma L. Family moved to St. Helena Parish, which later became Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana.
Henry Wellhausen sworn in as a naturalized citizen in 1851. Occupation listed as blacksmith and wheelwright. He made real estate investments in St. Helena Parish, and died about 1864, most likely buried in Amite City, Louisiana. Family moved to Belton, Bell County, Texas in mid-1870s. Mary Ann Wellhausen died and buried in S. Belton Cemetery 1880.