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Hollmans from Diepholz to Nebraska 1850's

Hollmans from Diepholz to Nebraska 1850's

Posted: 1037337968000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1044863575000
Surnames: Hollman/Wilke
Looking for family of Hermann Hollmann, b. Oct 23,1831 in Diepholz, Prussia. He came to America in 1854 with a brother, William. They eventually settled in Kramer, Lancaster County, Nebraska. Some references also give the town of Mariendrebber, Prussia. Herman's mother's name was Sophie Wilke. There is also reference to a brother, Bernard as having come to this country and maybe a fourth brother. In an article about William's marriage to Sophie Kramer in Lancaster County, NE, it says that a sister, Caroline Ostman , was present. Her name might have been Orthman. Would like to find more ancesters in Germany. Would be glad to exchange information.

Re: Hollmans from Diepholz to Nebraska 1850's

Posted: 1235490392000
Classification: Query
I have information on a Dina Hollmann which immigrated to Nebraska. She was married to an Othling who also comes from Diepholz.

I think there are three parishes in Diepholz.

Please reply and tell me your mail so I can send you a mail to discuss this further. I don't have many information my self but know where you can get them or I am eventually able to get them for you .I am living about 1 hour drive from Diepholz.

Re: Hollmans from Diepholz to Nebraska 1850's

Posted: 1235579661000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hollman, Orthman
I was very excited to get your response to my message. I don't know of a Dina Hollman that came to Nebraska but have found a Dina Hollman who came with her parents and two sisters in 1832 to one of the New England states (Massachusetts, I think). I am fairly sure she was related to my Hollman family.

There was a Anna Margaretha Caroline Hollman who married an August Heinrich Orthman in Germany and they came to the states in the early 1860's to New Jersey and then on to Nebraska befor 1870. She was a sister to my greatgreatgrandfather, Herman Hollman.

I know that the ancestors that I have found were christened in Mariendrebber.

I would love to find more about the family in Germany. I would be very grateful for whatever information you have or any help in finding someone who can help.

My email is


Re: Hollmans from Diepholz to Nebraska 1850's

Posted: 1336344259000
Classification: Query
If you still need help, I have worked with Diepholz area historian/genealogist Falk Liebezeit for years. He specializes in Diepholz and Mariendrebber records.

John Groweg

Re: Hollmans from Diepholz to Nebraska 1850's

Posted: 1336355736000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hollman
Hi, John,
We corresponded sometime ago, you sent me pictures of the churches in the area where my Hollman ancestors came from. I can't remember if you are the one I corresponded with regarding the Holle farm. I think it was you but it was a while ago.
I do need some help. I tried sending an email to Falk Liebeseit after you suggested it but never heard back. I am on a vacation right now and should be back at home later this week. I would really like to find more about the Hollman family in Germany.

Anita Lampila
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