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