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Surname Totzke

Surname Totzke

Beverlee Wightman (View posts)
Posted: 946207276000
My gggrandfather was August Totzke married to Fredericka Claver in Germany. their daughter was Florentine who married Frederick Leitz.Does anyone know of these people, where they came from in Germany or any of their relatives? the years would have been approx early to mid 1800's.

Any information would be appreciated. Please email me directly.

Totzke - from Pommen, Kries Stolp

Linda Schwartz (View posts)
Posted: 948029387000
I have a Franz Totzke, son of Ferdinand Totzke and Caroline Rhea Rand.
born Kries Stolp, Pommen, Prussia emigrated to US abt 1880
left a brother August in Germany. He also had a sister who settled with him in Brown Co Dakota territory in Andover
any of this sound possible?


John Totzke (View posts)
Posted: 948453775000
Beverlee, I have a ggrandfather named Aug Totzke who was born on 2-12-1861 died on 4-24-1939 in WI. He moved from Ger to Appleton,WI in the 1880's He was the son of Carl and Caroline (Panitzke) Totzke bdays unknown. Aug married a Albertina Korth born on 2-17-1864. Carl and Caroline never came to usa. Let me know if this helps!! John
Posted: 948541029000
Edited: 1017176311000
My grandfather, August Totzke, son of Carl and Caroline (nee Panitzke) was born at Schoenehr, kreis Lauenberg, Pommern 13 Feb 1861 and emigrated to US Apr 1891. Had brothers Albert Herman, possibly more. Settled in Appleton, Outagamie WI.


Beverlee Wightman (View posts)
Posted: 950359878000
John: Thanks for your reply.Your August would have had to be a brother of my FLorentina. ( Not beyond the realm of possibility).I have so little information. I'll try searching the parents, etc. I am certain that there were relatives in Ohio and in Michigan. This is like looking for the needle in the haystack!! My ancestors were in Rochester, NY and became citizens in Rochester. I found the paperwork. However, the details were "born in Germany" and no other info....I found what little I have in copies of death certificates. So, if you happen across anything that might clarify who these folks were and where they came from, please let me know.
Thank you.
Beverlee wightman

August Totzke

Beverlee Wightman (View posts)
Posted: 950360082000
Hi Linda:
Thank you for answering. I really do not know but you have given me some information which may be very helpful. I'll start looking

Totzke Surname

Beverlee Wightman (View posts)
Posted: 950360448000
Hi Arlene:
Thank you for your answer. Could be! You and John and Linda certainly have given me some information to look into. Your August may have been a brother to my Florentina. Florentina settled in Rochester, NY with her husband, Frederick Leitz. I know they had relatives in Michigan and Ohio, because I remember my grandmother talking about going out to visit them when she was a young girl.
Thanks again for your information.
Beverlee Wightman


John Totzke (View posts)
Posted: 950364574000
How did you go about finding citizenship papers? My family (I heard) filed for citizenship at Pittsburg, PA which is not too far from Rochester, NY.


John Totzke (View posts)
Posted: 950364642000
How is my favorite aunt doing?


jBEverlee Wightman (View posts)
Posted: 950446286000
Hi John:
We went to the main courthouse in Rochester.What led us there was some microfilm at LDS, census records, etc. If I remember correctly, we needed the ward and specific location where individuals were living.
I can't help but wonder if there is relationship. There are not very many people with this name. In fact, I never knew my ggrandmother's maiden name until I saw it on her death certificate! Apparently, her mother's name was Frederica Claver. Does that mean anything?

You might find something via LDS. I've used them in various places, but the one with the greatest number of references and with the best trained volunteers, is in Rochester. They were very helpful. I doubt I would have found out what I found had it not been for them.
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