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Any info on my Husand great grandfather. We know they came from Germany in late 1800's. Grandmothers name Johanna. She did have sibling but don't know names. They lived in Balta. Md. He worked in a cigar factory in the city. Johanna married William Scheufele and moved to Catonsville md. William grew up on Smallwood St off of Wilkins Ave. in Balti. and Johanna must likely lived in same neighhoode.Any help appricated Thanks
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Anton Fangmann of Lohne, Steinfeld, Oldenburg, Germany came over in 1860 and lived in Baltimore a few years before moving to Louisville. He learned cigarmaker in his hometown in Germany. He did not have a daughter named Johanna that I know of and his brother Clemens was in Louisville too.

Fangmann referral

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Arlyn at has more information on these Fangmann.


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I, too, am researching the Fangmann surname
and have managed to obtain the church records
for Anton's siblings. The information is as
Parents: Johan Herm Fangmann and Maria Catharina
Gertrud Kroger

Franz Henrich b. 1 Dec 1825
Catharina Elisabeth b. 11 Jun 1827
Maria Anna b. 28 Sep 1829
Anton b. 16 Oct 1831
Bernard b. 12 Mar 1835
Gertrud b. 20 Sep 1836
Stillborn Daughter b 3 Dec 1838
Clemens b. 17 Aug 1840

Birthplace for all is Bokern, Lohne,
Oldenburg, Germany.
Would like to catch up with any relatives
and also track down the rest of this family!

Fangman of Bokern

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Joan, Here is what I have from my church record search. Which line are you?


I. Johan Herm Fangman and Maria Elisabeth Wende of Spreda church Langforden, had a son: ...(I have ordered the Langforden film)

Johann Herm/Henrich FANGMANN b~1798 Langforden d 5 jan 1864 Bokern
m. 1 Feb 1825 Maria Catharina Gertrud Kroeger b Feb 9 1797 d 8 Jun 1865 Bokern
witnesses at wedding were their brothers Johan Joseph Fangman and Friderick Kroger
- Franz Henrich b. 1 Dec 1825
-Catharina Elizabeth b 11 Jan 1827. She was the 3rd wife. After CarlÂ’s death, their kids moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. I have their descendents.
m. ~1859 in Steinfeld to Carl Henrich Buddelmeyer d bef 1878
-Maria Anna, b 28 Sep 1829 a widow
m2. 22 Feb 1859 Arnold Meyer
-Anton b 16 Oct 1831 Bokern. Learned cigarmaking as a teen, then was a sailor for 5 years before marraige. Immi to Baltimore in 1860, was in Louisville KY 1863-68, and Omaha, NE 1868-78 and ran cigar stores. Moved to homestead in Platte Co NE 1878-96, then to Humphrey, NE. d. Jan 1927 Humphrey, NE. (Arlyn Bernhardt)
-member of St. Bernard Church in Platte Co. 1881, Grandville Tsp 1900 census citizen, residence at 502 N Chestnut. (rootsweb)
m. 10 Jan 1860 Carolina Bockmann b 11 Oct 1832 (10/10/31) Steinfeld d. 17 Sep 1912 Humphrey, NE. 1900 census 8children, 5 living.
-Anton Jr. b. ~1861 Baltimore, lived in Granville Tsp, Platte Co 1899
-Josephine b. ~Louisville, KY d. -Frederick F., b. Jul 1870 NE owned land in St. Bernard Tsp, Platte Co 1899, also land in Humphrey in 1900 (rootsweb)
m. 1893 Mary b Jan 1873 IO, 4 kids: Leanar, Carrie, Antonette, Leona
-Joseph, lived in Granville Tsp, Platte Co 1899
-Mary m. Nig Brachle of NE
-Bernard b 12 Mar 1835, d 20 May 1835
-Maria Gertrud b 20 Sep 1836
m. 25 Nov 1862 Johann Dominicus Lubbe of Bokern
Heinrich b 31 Oct 1862, godfather was uncle Carl Buddelmeyer
Maria Anna Lisette b 21 Jul 1864, godmother was Maria Anna Fangmann
-stillborn daughter 3 Mar 1838 Bokern
-Clemens Fangmann. Lived in Louisville, KY in 1868. b. 17 Aug 1840 Bokern d8Jan 1915 Jefferson Co., KY Moved to US after marriage
m. 23 Nov 1864 Maria Agnes Bockmann b 5 Aug 1838 d 2 Sep 1914 Kenton Co. KY. These might be their kids-
Bernard b~1874 b 1964
Clem b 1882 d 1938 Jefferson Co. Louisville

Scheufele Link

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Please contact asap, have desperately been searching for my grandfathers,grandmother who lived in Catonsville, MD with last name of Scheufele. My grandfather died young in 1954 and my grandmother has Alzheimer's and has lost details, remembers visiting this grandmother(Scheufele) who was a self-proclaimed "faith healer" who later started her own church in the basement of her home in Catonsville. My grandfathers name was Walter Edgar Lettau, his mothers name was Elizabeth Lilly Scheufele.


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Hi. I have a Elizabeth b.8-19-1891 marr. to Gus Latell. We aren't sure of last name spelling. Elizabeth was know as lizzie. Her mother and father are William and Johann.I feel these are probally who you are looking for because how many faith healers could have been in catonsville. Do you have any other names. THERE ARE SEVERAL PEOPLE WORKING on this family. You can e-mail me at Did grandfather have a nick name? Looking forward to hearing from you Molly Scheufele
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waiting for reply. Elizabeth has one sister still living. Thelma Neighoff she is 93 and lives in Reistertown Md. We don't have info on Elizabeth's family and I would like to add her. can you send info.


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Hi Molly,
Will email you at address provided. Sounds like it's a match. The Elizabeth you posted is my great-grandmother only "Gus Latell" should be August Lettau, her husband. Can provide info & names, I am confirming my tree with certified copies of birth, death, and marriage certificates, etc. Have found add'l info on Elizabeths family since posting my previous message and will be trying to get certifications to confirm. Will be happy to contribute any info I can to any others out there researching this tree. Names included are listed in "Subject" line.

family link

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robin did you recieve and of my email with info on scheufele family. molly
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