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Vicki Sanow (View posts)
Posted: 963144000000
Classification: Query
I would like to exchange family records with descendants of the family of Johann Wilhelm (William) FLOETER (1861-1927) and Auguste Wilhelmine SALZWEDEL (1862-1945), who lived in Crystal Lake TWS, Marquette County. Their children were Emil (1889-1960) married Lydia HOFFMAN; Gustav (1890-1976) m. Olga KRAUSE; Henry (1892-1970) m. Irene TESKE; Albert (1893-1967) m. Anna KOHNKE; Fredrick (1895-1973) m. Elsie POLENSKE; Leonard (1898-1974) m. Mabel KRUEGER; and Ewalt (1900-1977) m. Mary KRUEGER.


Posted: 963489600000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1017934789000
Surnames: POLENSKE
Hi again Vickie,
I have POLENSKES and SALZWEDELS in my family tree. EMIL POLENSKE came from Niekosken, Posen, and eventually settled in Hastings, NE. Also have JULIUS SALZWEDEL, son of MARTIN SALZWEDEL, from East Prussia. Wondering if their is any connection to the Polenske and Salzwedel families of Marquette Co., WI.


Vicki Sanow (View posts)
Posted: 963748800000
Classification: Query
My grandmother's brother Johann Wilhelm (William) FLOETER
(1861-1927) married Auguste Wilhelmine SALZWEDEL, who was born 22 Sep 1862 in Pammin, Brandenburg, and died 11 Jan 1945 in Budsin, Crystal Lake TWS, Marquette County. Her parents were August S. SALZWEDEL and Johanna Christina SCHOEWE.
One of William and Auguste's sons, Fredrick Arthur FLOETER (1895-1973) married Elsie Louise POLENSKE (1896-1985).

Albert Kohnke

Posted: 971870400000
Classification: Query
Edited: 993683544000
Surnames: Ross, Giseburt, Kohnke, Purse
I have 4 generations of the Albert Kohnke family descendants who settled in Marquette County, Wisconsin. Please contact me by email:

Johanna Christina Schoewe

Mark Schoewe (View posts)
Posted: 991656000000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Schoewe
Trying to obtain more information on Johanna Christina you know her father's or mother's name?

Re: FLOETER Family

Posted: 1000186896000
Classification: Query
My cousin twice removed is the husband of Victor son of your Emil Floeter

Re: Albert Kohnke

Posted: 1092546231000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1110299600000
Surnames: Ross, Kohnke, Purse
New email address:

Re: POLENSKES/Schoewe connection

mark schoewe (View posts)
Posted: 1133492034000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Schoewe
Looking for connections to one Christian Schoewe who
emmigrated from Germany to Milwaukee, Wisconsin around
1850. Later married one Marie Ebert(nee)Wendt (widowed
as Wendt)in 1859. Parent's name Johann and Catherine Schoewe of Prussia. Albert was one of Christian's sons born around 1860 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. If you have any
information, pls contact me

Re: FLOETER Family

Posted: 1278954812000
Classification: Query
My father-in-law was Frederick William Floeter, was surprised to find other Floeters living here in the U.S.A.His father was Julius Floeter, His parents wereFriedrich andEva and they were married in 1833 in Czarnikau,Posen,Prussia. Perhaps they are part of your family.Doris Floeter Weber

Re: Schoewe & Schöwe in Milwaukee's German Newspapers Index

Posted: 1370613923000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1370613969000
Surnames: Schoewe Schöwe Bast Kramer
"Looking for connections to one Christian Schoewe who emigrated from Germany to Milwaukee, Wisconsin around 1850. Later married one Marie Ebert(nee)Wendt (widowed as Wendt)in 1859 ... Albert was one of Christian's sons born around 1860 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. If you have any information ..."

I've indexed some Schoewe family names found in the local German-American newspapers: a Christian Schöwe, who received a letter postmarked from Prussian Stargardt in the 1860s. This comes from a list of letters held at the post office prior to being returned; family death notices for an Albert Schoewe in 1900; other Schoewe names Augusta, Rev. Gustave; Mrs. Bertha Bast (née Schoewe), Helen Kramer (referencing Schoewe).

"Milwaukee's German Newspapers; an index of death notices and related items" (1844-1950).
Gary Rebholz, compiler/editor
Milwaukee Wis.
Indexing Milwaukee's German newspapers continuously since 2007... helping family researchers collect evidence of our historic German-American culture.
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