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Linnea (View posts)
Posted: 937310400000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Duesterhoeft, Trautmann, Wruck

I am looking for the ancestors of Christoph DUESTERHOEFT. According to and LDS ancestral file, there is a Christoph born about the right time whose parents were Martin DUESTERHOEFT and Wilhemina WRUCK, both of whom lived in Marquette County. I am particularly intrigued by this because according to later census records of Christoph in Minnesota, he arrived in the US about 1865, yet I find NO evidence of this family in Minnesota until about 1880. In addition, both Martin DUESTERHOEFT and my Christoph were oringally from Posen. Christoph's wife was Wilhemina TRAUTMANN. If anyone has information on this family, please contact me. THANKS!

WRUCK Family

L.M. Okonek (View posts)
Posted: 939124800000
Classification: Query

I can't help with your DUESTERHOEFT line, but would be interested in your WRUCK line. My grandfather, Joseph OKONEK married a WRUCK. They ended up settling in Minnesota. Don't know if they came by way of Wisonsin or not, but it makes sense.


Linnea (View posts)
Posted: 961416000000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Duesteerhoeft, Trautmann
Hi All!

In Germans to America this weekend I found a passenger list with my Christoph Duesterhoeft, his wife, Wilhelmina Trautmann and two of their children. The destination given was Wisconsin and now I am very confident that they are related to the Martin Duesterhoeft family of Marquette Co. My Christoph was born in about 1815. They emigrated in 1858, a few years before the Martin Duesterhoeft family. Any information would be welcome.

Re: Duesterhoeft/Trautmann

Posted: 1025273334000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Trautmann/Baumbach
My Great Grandfather, Casper Trautmann (born: 21 Aug. 1828) migrated from Bettenhausen/Meiningen Germany to Wisconsin. He married Margarethe Baumbach (born 26 Jan. 1837) in Meiningen, Germany. Could Casper have been a sibling to your Wilhelmine Trautmann? Where can I find the German's to America passenger list?

I am searching for the names of Casper Trautmann's parents, or anyone who has helpful information or a connection. Thank You!

Re: Duesterhoeft

Posted: 1059773033000
Classification: Query
Hello. I have been looking for information about my past for quite some time now. My great grand father changed our name from Duesterhoeft to Desterhoft many years ago. My great grand father then disappeared and no one found out what happened to him. I think we have some ties in northern Wisconsin. As far back as I know, my family has lived in the Milwaukee area. I know my name was changed and I am extremely interested in learning more about my family's past. I feel as though I have a lot of family members out there that I have never met. Please reply if you have any information.

Re: Duesterhoeft/Trautmann

Posted: 1332179354000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Trautmann/Baumbach/Frank/Heldenwonger
Caspar was a brother to Ludwig F. Trautmann, my great-great-grandfather, and Moritz Trautmann. To the best of my knowledge, Ludwig remained in Germany. Two of Ludwig’s daughters, Emma and Carrie, immigrated to Milwaukee and stayed with Caspar and his family. My great-grandmother, Emma, married a Charles Heldenwonger. They had five children, three of whom survived through infancy. Charles Heldenwonger died in an industrial accident and then Emma married Josef Frank, my great-grandfather. I have some notes and pictures of Emma and Carrie and many unidentified members of the Baumbach clan. I would be happy to share any information that I have.

Re: Trautmann in Milwaukee's German Newspapers Index

Posted: 1353504644000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Trautmann Trautman Baumbach
In case it's helpful to your research, the local German papers have family death notices for Casper Trautmann (referencing Marg. Baumbach), multiple notices for a Margaretha Trautmann, and multiple death notices and related clippings for a Moritz Trautmann. Other related items include multiple death notices for Eduard Sigfried Trautmann, 9 month old son of Casper and Marg., but published as "Sigmund Eduard" in another paper.

There are about 45 Trautmann entries found in "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 ...
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