Today’s Tidbit | October 27, 1860 – Heinrich and Eliese Heinke

On this day, 149 years ago, my 2nd great grandparents, Hienrich and Eliese (Schroebke) Heinke along with their 2 daughters, Caroline and Amelia, arrived at Castle Garden in New York City. The ship’s record indicates that they had been living in Bretwisch (West Pomerania) Prussia (later, part of East Germany) before traveling to Hamburg to board the ship, “Deutschland“. E. Wesselhöft was the ship’s master.

"Deutschland" passenger list showing Heinke family

"Deutschland" passenger list showing Heinke family (click to enlarge)

The Heinkes arrived in Eldorado Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI in the fall of 1860. Three more children, Laura, Elisabeth, and Reinhard were born to them while living there. In 1879, they settled on the farm in Royalton Township. The location of their farm can be seen on this 1890 plat map.

Heinke property in Royalton Twp., Waupaca Co., WI (click to enlarge)

Heinke property in Royalton Twp., Waupaca Co., WI (click to enlarge)

This Heinke Rd. sign marks the way to the former location of the Heinke farm.

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Sign for street leading into former sight of the Heinke farm in Royalton Twp.

In 1883, their daughter, Laura, married Frank Weller, who had a farm nearby.

Heinrich and Eliese Heinke are both buried in Little Wolf Cemetery, Manawa, Waupaca Co., WI

This Week’s Family Anniversaries | May 17 – May 23, 2009

Heinrich (Friedrick) Heinke – Born May 20, 1820 in Pomerania, Bretwisch, Prussia. He married Maria Elizabeth (Eliese) Schroebke on June 1, 1855. Heinrich died on March 26, 1914 in Royalton, Waupaca Co., WI and is buried in Little Wolf Cemetery, Manawa, Waupaca County. He is my 2nd great grandfather.

Samuel Cleveland and Persis Hildreth – Married May 23, 1682 in Chelmsford, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts Bay Colony. They are my 7th great grandparents.

Stefan Jackowski and Agnes Schevkoski – Married May 23, 1916 in Princeton, Green Lake Co., WI. Stefan is my 2nd great grandfather.

Daniel Bradley and Mary Williams – Married May 21, 1662 in Haverhill, Essex Co, Massachusetts Bay  Colony. They are my wife’s 8th great grandparents.

Joan Hook – Died May 20, 1619 in Sussex Co, England. She was born in abt. 1555. Joan is my 10th great grandmother.

Abigail Eddy – Died May 20, 1687 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Bay Colony. She was born on October 6, 1601 in Cranbrook, Kent, England. Abigail is my 9th great grandmother.



This Week’s Family Anniversaries | April 26 – May 2, 2009

Joseph Voiland – Born April 29, 1828 in Essert, Belfort, France. He died on February 24, 1911 in Clintonville, Waupaca Co., WI and is buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Manawa, Waupaca Co., WI. Joseph married Marie Felicitee (Sadie) Romond on March 26, 1857 in Essert. He is my 2nd great grandfather.

Jemima Day – Born May 2, 1791 in Swanzey, Cheshire Co, NH. She married Orrin Parker on November 19, 1807 in Decatur, Otsego Co., NY. Jemima is my wife’s 4th great grandfather.

Helen Alice Weller – Born April 30, 1901 in Little Wolf Township, Waupaca Co., WI. Helen died on February 8, 1992 in Clintonville, Waupaca Co., WI and is buried in St. Rose Cemetery, Clintonville. She is my great aunt.

Nelson Alonzo Harris and Louisa Marie Cleveland – married April 27, 1844 in Cherry Valley, Ashtabula Co., OH. They are my 2nd great grandparents.

The above is based on information from several sources and isn’t fully verified at this time.