BESKE

BESKE

 

Links to the Helbron family come from the marriage of Stephen Smreker (Smrekar) to Josephine Pauline Sophia Beske in 1875. Stephen’s eldest daughter, Maria Theresia, married John Jacob Helbron in 1907. Pauline, as she was known, was the daughter of Wilhelm Heinrich “Henry” Beske and Maria Antonetta “Antonia” Leising of Geseke, Westfalen, Germany. Henry, his wife and four daughters, and his father-in-law, Joseph Leising, all arrived in New York (Castle Garden) aboard the Leopold the First from Antwerp, Belgium on 2 May 1853. Family legend had said that the family immigrated when Henry’s youngest daughter, Pauline, “was just a baby”. Henry’s older brother, Caspar, his wife, and four children immigrated to the U.S., arriving in New Orleans via New York (Castle Garden) on 29 December 1851 from Bremen aboard the Oldenburg.

 

Both Beske families settled in St. Clair Co., IL (just east of St. Louis) in the small town of Mud Creek (present-day St. Libory) and are listed in the 1855 State Census of Illinois.  Caspar, his son Franz, and Henry all served in Co. “B”, 43rd IL Infantry during the Civil War. Henry was seriously wounded at the Battle of Pittsburgh Landing (Shiloh) on 6-7 April 1862. He was discharged on 1 Aug 1862 with total disability, but ultimately died of his wounds in December 1863.

 

About 1878, Antonia Beske and most of the surviving members of the Beske family, moved with the Smreker family to Spielerville (now Subiaco) in Logan Co., AR. The rest of the family remained in St. Clair County, IL.

 

 

Descendants of HEINRICH BESKE I

 

Lineage Last Updated: 10 Jul 2009

 

 

Generation B

 

1.            Heinrich B Beske I. Born ca 1730 in Geseke, Westfalen, Germany; died there 8 Jun 1792. RN=88.

 

               Married Maria Catharina Angela Benert, daughter of Adam Benert and Anna Maria Timmermann, on 1 Oct 1765 at Geseke. RN=89. Children:

 

         2        i.     Joseph Heinrich A Beske. Born 28 Dec 1766 in Geseke, Westfalen, Germany; death date unknown. RN=1110. Descendants unknown.

         3       ii.     Maria Elisabeth A Beske. Born 14 Mar 1768 in Geseke, Westfalen, Germany; death date unknown. RN=1109. Descendants unknown.

         4      iii.     Maria Christine A Beske. Born ca 1771 in Geseke, Westfalen, Germany; died 8 Jan 1831, Geseke. RN=1019. Single; one illegitimate child, Maria Theresia, born 26 Dec 1801 in Geseke. RN=1113.

+       5       iv.     Johann Heinrich A Beske. RN=1020.

+       6        v.     Joseph A Beske. RN=44.

         7       vi.     Heinrich A Beske II. Born 21 Aug 1779 in Geseke, Westfalen, Germany; died 21 Aug 1779 in Geseke. RN=1611. Twin of Joseph. Single; no children.

         8     vii.     Johann Franz Joseph A Beske. Born 23 Jan 1782 in Geseke, Westfalen, Germany; death date and place unknown. RN=1111. Descendants unknown.

         9    viii.     Maria Francesca A Beske. Born 23 Aug 1786 in Geseke, Westfalen, Germany; death date and place unknown. RN=1112. Descendants unknown.

 

 

Generation A

 

5.            Johann Heinrich A Beske. (Heinrich I B). Born 2 Mar 1774 in Geseke, Westfalen, Germany; death date and place unknown. RN=1020.

 

               Married Anna Margarethe Hasse, daughter of Joseph Hasse and Margarethe Grothaus, on 29 Apr 1806 in Geseke. RN=1021. Children:

 

+    10        i.     Johann Christoph 1 Beske. RN=1025.

+    11       ii.     Wilhelm Joseph 1 Beske. RN=1026.

       12      iii.     Andreas 1 Beske. Born 19 Mar 1814 in Geseke, Westfalen, Germany; death date and place unknown. RN=1027. Descendants unknown.

       13       iv.     Adam Heinrich 1 Beske. Born 17 Oct 1817 in Geseke, Westfalen, Germany; died 23 Oct 1817 in Geseke. RN=1028. Single; no children.

+    14        v.     Franz Conrad 1 Beske. RN=1029.

       15       vi.     Maria Elisabeth 1 Beske. Born 6 Feb 1823 in Geseke, Westfalen, Germany; died 23 Nov 1826 in Geseke. RN=1030. Single; no children.

 

6.            Joseph A Beske. (Heinrich I B). Born 21 Aug 1779 in Geseke, Westfalen, Germany; died there on 16 Jul 1830. Occupation: Tailor. RN=44.

 

               Married (1) Theresia Nagel, widow of Conrad Schorlemmer, on 20 Jan 1810 at Geseke, Germany. Theresia was born ca 1778 in Neuhaus, Germany and died 27 Feb 1819 in Geseke. She was the daughter of Bernard Nagel and Elisabeth Schlip of Neuhaus, Germany. RN=45. Children:

 

+    16          i.   Johann Caspar 1 Beske. RN=858.

       17         ii.   Johann Wilhelm 1 Beske. Born 16 Oct 1814 in Geseke, Westfalen, Germany; died there 27 Mar 1879. RN=1014. Single; no children.

+    18        iii.   Wilhelm Heinrich 1 Beske. RN=22.

 

               Married (2) Anna Gertrud Clara Leonard, daughter of Wilhelm Leonard and Elisabeth Meinholf, on 20 Apr 1819 in Geseke. RN=1015. Children:

 

       19        i.     Anna Maria Catharina 1 Beske.  Born 7 Sep 1820 in Geseke, Westfalen, Germany; died there 27 Apr 1824. RN=1016. Single; no children.

+    20       ii.     Anna Maria Theresia 1 Beske. RN=979.

       21      iii.     Antonette Elisabeth Gertrud 1 Beske. Born 5 Apr 1828 in Geseke, Westfalen, Germany; death date and place unknown. RN=1024. Descendants unknown.

 

 

Generation One

 

10.          Johann Christoph 1 Beske. (Johann Heinrich A, Heinrich I B). Born 26 May 1807 in Geseke, Westfalen, Germany; death date and place unknown. RN=1025.

 

               Married Elisabeth Dreves, the daughter of Franz Dreves and Elisabeth Bertels, on 23 Aug 1836 in Geseke. Elisabeth was born ca 1809. RN=1033. Children:

 

       22        i.     Margaretta Gertrud Elisabeth 2 Beske. Born 30 May 1837 in Geseke, Westfalen, Germany; died there 1 Jan 1838. RN=1031. Single; no children.

       23       ii.     Anna Maria Theresia 2 Beske. Born 23 Sep 1838, Geseke in Westfalen, Germany; death date and place unknown. RN=1032. Descendants unknown.

 

11.          Wilhelm Joseph 1 Beske. (Johann Heinrich A, Heinrich I B). Born 3 Oct 1810 in Geseke, Westfalen, Germany; died there 26 Apr 1864. RN=1026.

 

               Married Agnes Bernadina Catharina Stratmann, daughter of Philip Utzel and Elisabeth Stratmann, on 23 Nov 1844 in Geseke. Agnes was born 10 Jan 1815 in Geseke; died there in 1887. RN=1052. Children:

 

       24        i.     Maria Therese 2 Beske. Born 13 Oct 1845 in Geseke, Westfalen, Germany; death date and place unknown. RN=1055. Descendants unknown.

       25       ii.     Caspar Wilhelm Heinrich 2 Beske. Born 23 Jul 1848 in Geseke, Westfalen, Germany; died there 1 Apr 1850. RN=1056. Single; no children.

       26      iii.     Caspar Heinrich Bernard 2 Beske. Born 15 Feb 1851 in Geseke, Westfalen, Germany; died there 31 May 1858. RN=1057. Single; no children.

       27       iv.     Franz Joseph 2 Beske. Born 18 Mar 1855, Geseke in Westfalen, Germany; death date and place unknown. RN=1058. Descendants unknown.

       28        v.     Wilhelm 2 Beske. Born 18 May 1859, Geseke in Westfalen, Germany; died there in 1886. RN=1059. Descendants unknown.

 

14.          Franz Conrad 1 Beske. (Johann Heinrich A, Heinrich I B). Born 9 Mar 1819 in Geseke, Westfalen, Germany; died there 10 Sep 1894. RN=1029.

 

               Married Theresia Sampson, daughter of Joseph Sampson and Theresia Bergmann, in Geseke on 29 Apr 1851. Theresia was born 27 Dec 1828 in Geseke; death date and place unknown. RN=1051. Children:

 

       29        i.     Theresia Gertrud 2 Beske. Born 27 Feb 1852 in Geseke, Westfalen, Germany; death date and place unknown. RN=1062. Descendants unknown.

       30       ii.     Johann 2 Beske. Born 4 Dec 1854 in Geseke, Westfalen, Germany; death date and place unknown. RN=1063. Descendants unknown.

       31      iii.     Gertrud Josephine Elisabeth 2 Beske. Born 12 Feb 1860 in Geseke, Westfalen,Germany; death date and place unknown. RN=1064. Descendants unknown.

       32       iv.     Francisca Catharina Louise 2 Beske. Born 1 Apr 1863 in Geseke, Westfalen, Germany; died there in 1886. RN=1065. Descendants unknown.

 

16.          Johann Caspar 1 Beske. (Joseph A, Heinrich I B). Born 17 Dec 1811 in Geseke, Westfalen, Germany; died 18 Feb 1866 in Mud Creek (St. Libory), IL. RN=858. Occupation: Farmer. Known as “Caspar.” Arrived in New Orleans via New York (Castle Garden) from Bremen aboard the bark Oldenburg on 29 Dec 1851, with wife, and four children (three boys and one girl). 1855 IL State Census, St. Clair County, Township II South, Range VI West. Unable to locate the family in the 1860 Census of Illinois. Surprisingly, at the age of 51, enlisted during the Civil War as a Private, Company “B”, 43rd IL Regiment, IL Infantry on 8 Feb 1862. Mustered out 26 Sep 1864. 1865 IL State Census, St. Clair County, Township 2 South, Range 6 West.

 

               Married Anna Catharina Ursula Pohlmeyer, daughter of Franz Caspar Heinrich Pohlmeyer and Angela Helene Ruer, on 29 Feb 1840 at St. Cyriacus Church in Geseke. Anna was born ca 1814 in Geseke, Westfalen, Germany; died 1868 in St. Libory, St. Clair Co., IL. RN=859. Children:

 

       33        i.     Johann Christoph 2 Beske. Born 26 Jan 1841 in Geseke, Westfalen, Germany; death date and place unknown. RN=860. Arrived with his parents in U.S. in 1851 but no further record of him has ever been found. Not included in the 1855 State Census of IL; presumed single, no children. [NOTE: In 1993, information was received from a Beske descendant that a John Beske had been a chaplain at the Joliet Prison in Illinois, but since no dates were specified, it is unclear whether or not this was RN=860. An attempt to contact the prison was made in early 2009 to verify that a chaplain named Beske actually served there, but no response was received.]

+    34       ii.     Conrad Franz 2 Beske. RN=861.

       35      iii.     Gertrude 2 Beske. Born 24 May 1847 in Geseke, Westfalen, Germany; death date and place unknown. RN=862. Arrived with parents in U.S. in 1851 but no further record of her has ever been found; may have died shortly after arrival in U.S. She was not included in the 1855 State Census of IL; presumed single, no children.

+    36       iv.     Adolph 2 Beske. RN=863.

       37        v.     Caspar 2 Beske. Born ca 1854 in Mud Creek (St. Libory, IL); died there 25 Jun 1860. RN=939. First Beske child born in the U.S. Single; no children.

       38       vi.     Josephine Antonia 2 Beske. Born 11 Apr 1854 in Mud Creek (St. Libory), IL; death date and place unknown. RN=938. Not included in the 1855 State Census of IL; presumed single, no children.

+    39     vii.     Gertrude 2 Beske. RN=1156.

 

18.          Wilhelm Heinrich Henry 1 Beske. (Joseph A, Heinrich I B). Born 30 Mar 1817 in Geseke, Westfalen, Germany; died 13 Dec 1863 in Mud Creek (now St. Libory), IL. He was buried from St. Liborius Church and his grave thought to be at the Church cemetery in St. Libory, St. Clair Co., IL, but the gravesite could not be found by the webmaster in 1984. RN=22. Occupation: Tailor. Arrived in New York (Castle Garden) from Antwerp, Belgium aboard the Leopold the First on 2 May 1853, with wife, four daughters, and Henry’s father-in-law, Joseph Leising (RN=46). [NOTE: Joseph Leising died Oct 1853 in Mud Creek, St. Clair Co., IL; he had only been in the U.S. about 5 months prior to his death.] 1855 IL State Census, St. Clair County, Township II South, Range VI West. Listed in the 1860 Census of St. Clair County, IL as “Henry Baker”. Enlisted as a Private, Company “B”, 43rd IL Regiment, IL Infantry during the Civil War on 8 Feb 1862. Seriously wounded in Battle of Pittsburgh Landing (Shiloh), TN on 6-7 Apr 1862, suffering a gunshot wound to his left thigh causing serious damage to his sciatic nerve. Discharged 1 Aug 1862 at St. Louis, MO. The Illinois Adjutant General’s Report stated Henry died of wounds on 15 May 1862; this was incorrect since military records indicated that he was examined by a physician on 10 Jul 1862 prior to his discharge.

 

               Married Maria Antonetta “Antonia” Leising, daughter of Friedrich Joseph Leising and Maria Elisabeth Josepha Carthaus, in Geseke, Germany on 26 Oct 1844. Antonia was born 6 Jun 1818 in Geseke and died on 24 May 1900 in Spielerville (now Subiaco), Logan Co., AR. RN=23. Buried at St. Benedict’s Cemetery, Subiaco, AR. The 1853 passenger manifest listed her name as “Nanette”; listed in the 1860 Census of St. Clair Co., IL as “Antona”. 1870 Census, St. Clair County, IL, Township 2 South, Range 6 West (Fayetteville). 1880 Census, Logan County, AR, Clark Township. Buried at St. Benedict’s Cemetery, Subiaco, Logan Co., AR. Children:

 

+    40        i.     Elisabeth Sophia Gertrud 2 Beske. RN=636.

+    41       ii.     Josephine Therese 2 Beske. RN=637.

+    42      iii.     Anna 2 Beske. RN=635.

+    43       iv.     Josephine Pauline Sophia 2 Beske. RN=11.

 

20.          Anna Maria Theresia 1 Beske. (Joseph A, Heinrich I B). Born 15 Mar 1823 in Geseke, Westfalen, Germany; death date and place unknown. RN=979.

 

               Married Johann Adolph Tilmann, son of Joseph Tilmann and Gertrud Meier, on 6 May 1843 in Geseke. Adolph was born 16 Sep 1819 in Geseke; death date and place unknown. RN=1023. Children:

 

       44        i.     Joseph 2 Tilmann. Born 1 Aug 1844 in Geseke, Westfalen, Germany; death date and place unknown. RN=1035. Descendants unknown.

       45       ii.     Margarethe Gertrud 2 Tilmann. Born 11 Oct 1847 in Geseke, Westfalen, Germany; death date and place unknown. RN=1036. Descendants unknown.

       46      iii.     Margareta Elisabeth Dorothea 2 Tilmann. Born 3 Oct 1850 in Geseke, Westfalen, Germany; death date and place unknown. RN=1037. Descendants unknown.

       47       iv.     Joseph Wilhelm Carl 2 Tilmann. Born 22 Aug 1853, Geseke, Westfalen, Germany; death date and place unknown. RN=1038. Descendants unknown.

       48        v.     Wilhelmine Francisca Gertrud 2 Tilmann. Born 26 Apr 1856, Geseke, Westfalen, Germany; death date and place unknown. RN=1039. Descendants unknown.

 

 

 

Generation Two

 

34.          Conrad Franz 2 Beske. (Johann Caspar 1, Joseph A, Heinrich B). Born 2 Nov 1842 in Geseke, Westfalen, Germany; died 22 Jan 1870 in Mud Creek (St. Libory), IL. RN=861. Arrived in U.S. with his parents in New Orleans via New York (Castle Garden) from Bremen aboard the bark Oldenburg on 29 Dec 1851. Enlisted as a Private, Co. “B”, 43rd IL Regiment, IL Infantry, during the Civil War on 8 Feb 1862. Mustered out 26 Sep 1864.

 

               Married Elisabeth Bergkötter, daughter of Heinrich Bergkötter and Elisabeth Grosse of Stromberg, Westfalen, Germany, on 3 Jun 1866 at Mud Creek (St. Libory), IL. Elisabeth was born 12 Oct 1845 in Stromberg, Germany; death date and place unknown. RN=867. Children:

 

       49        i.     Gertrude 3 Beske. Born 9 Apr 1867 in Mud Creek (St. Libory), IL; died there 28 Sep 1869. RN=1156. Single; no children.

+    50       ii.     Catherine Elizabeth 3 Beske. RN=932.

 

36.          Adolph 2 Beske. (Johann Caspar 1, Joseph A, Heinrich B). Born 1 Apr 1849 in Geseke, Westfalen, Germany; died 26 Nov 1885 in St. Libory, St. Clair Co., IL. RN=863. Arrived in U.S. with his parents in New Orleans via New York from Bremen aboard the bark Oldenburg on 29 Dec 1851.

 

               Married (1) Anna Maria Onigmann, daughter of Henry Onigmann and Mary Catherine Pickmeyer of Münster, Westfalen, Germany, on 29 Apr 1873 at St. Liborius Church in Mud Creek (St. Libory), IL. Maria was born 17 Jan 1853 in Mud Creek (St. Libory), IL; died there 11 Nov 1878. RN=866. Her father was one of the first German settlers to the region ca 1839. Children:

 

       51        i.     Thecla 3 Beske. Born 7 Jun 1874 in St. Libory, IL; died there 24 Aug 1880. RN=864. Single; no children.

       52       ii.     John Bernard Adolph 3 Beske. Born 23 Jun 1877 in St. Libory, IL; died there 11 Sep 1877. RN=934. Single; no children.

+    53      iii.     Mary A. 3 Beske. RN=865.

 

               Married (2) Bertha J. Bauer, daughter of John Bauer and Barbara Schlitzbaum, on 27 May 1879 in Fayetteville, St. Clair Co., IL. Bertha was born ca 1863 in Belleville, St. Clair Co., IL; died there 6 Apr 1935 of pneumonia. RN=940. 1920-1930 Censuses, St. Clair Co., IL. Children:

 

       54        i.     Bernard Joseph 3 Beske. Born 8 Feb 1880 in St. Libory, IL; died there 23 Feb 1880. RN=935. Single; no children. Twin of RN=936.

+    55       ii.     Herman Adolph 3 Beske. RN=936. Twin of RN=935.

       56      iii.     Bernard Louis 3 Beske. Born 24 Jan 1884 in St. Libory, IL; died 3 Jan 1944 in Belleville, St. Clair Co., IL. RN=937. Occupation: Iron moulder. Single; no children.

       57       iv.     Wilhelmina Barbara 3 Beske. Born 29 May 1886 in Fayetteville, IL; died 15 Mar 1984 in Tinley Park, Cook Co., IL. RN=739. Married John G. Metze on 28 Dec 1949 in Belleville, IL at the age of 68. No children. John was born 14 Dec 1881 in IL; died Jul 1968 in Belleville, IL. RN=1281. John was a widower with no children.

 

39.          Gertrude 2 Beske. (Johann Caspar 1, Joseph A, Heinrich B). Born 8 Aug 1859 in Mud Creek (St. Libory), IL; died 6 Mar 1927 in Subiaco, Logan Co., AR. RN=933.

 

               Married Johann Heinrich “Henry” Otten, son of Gerhard Otten and Maria Catharina Pohlmeier of Laer, Westfalen, Germany, on 29 Sep 1878 in St. Libory, IL. RN=969. Henry was born in Oct 1853 in Germany; died 29 Jun 1918 in Subiaco, AR. He is thought to have arrived in the U.S. aboard the bark Marco Polo, arriving in New York (Castle Garden) on 20 Apr 1869 from Bremen. Moved to Arkansas ca 1879. 1880, 1900, and 1910 Censuses, Logan County, AR, Clark Township. Both Gertrude and Henry are buried at St. Benedict’s Cemetery, Subiaco, AR. Children:

 

+    58        i.     Catharina “Katie” 3 Otten. RN=970.

       59       ii.     Anton 3 Otten. Born 4 Jul 1881 in Spielerville, AR; died 13 Jul 1950, probably Subiaco, AR. RN=971. Buried at St. Benedict’s Cemetery, Subiaco, AR. Single; no children.

       60      iii.     Francesca “Frances” Gertrud 3 Otten. Born 6 Oct 1883 in Spielerville, AR; died in 1887 in Subiaco, AR. RN=1151. Buried at St. Benedict’s Cemetery, Subiaco, AR. Single; no children.

+    61       iv.     Stephen Andrew 3 Otten. RN=972.

+    62        v.     Maria Elisabeth 3 Otten. RN=1305.

+    63       vi.     Pauline Bernadina 3 Otten. RN=974.

+    64     vii.     Bernard Joseph 3 Otten. RN=975.

+    65    viii.     Joseph Garrett 3 Otten. RN=976.

+    66      ix.     Anna Rose 3 Otten. RN=2856.

       67        x.     Evelyn 3 Otten. Born 28 Mar 1911 in New York, NY; death date and place unknown.  RN=2857. Adopted. Married Henry Wagner on 12 Jun 1939 in Logan Co., AR. RN=2859. Descendants unknown.

 

40.          Elisabeth Sophia Gertrud 2 Beske. (Wilhelm Heinrich 1, Joseph A, Heinrich B). Born 4 Aug 1845, Geseke, Westfalen, Germany; died 28 Feb 1868, Mud Creek (St. Libory), IL. RN=636. The 1863 passenger manifest listed her name as “Lissette”, age 7.

 

               Married (1) Franz Joseph Huneke on 7 Feb 1864 at Mud Creek (St. Libory), IL. RN=952. Franz was born ca 1837 in Germany and died 21 Nov 1865 in Mud Creek. Children:

 

+    68        i.     Mary Gertrude 3 Huneke. RN=953.

 

               Married (2) Anton Kahle, son of Tobias Kahle and Gertrude Kotter, on 17 Apr 1866 at Mud Creek (St. Libory), IL. Anton was born 28 Jan 1843 in Haselünne, Niedersachsen, Germany; death date and place unknown. RN=977. He is thought to have emigrated from Bremen aboard the New Orleans, arriving on 20 Nov 1858. Two children possible but names uncertain. Following Elisabeth’s death, possibly in childbirth, Anton married Mary E. Sanders on 12 Jan 1869 at Mud Creek (St. Libory), IL. RN=1311. Their descendants unknown.

 

41.          Josephine Therese 2 Beske. (Wilhelm Heinrich 1, Joseph A, Heinrich B). Born 20 Dec 1847, Geseke, Westfalen, Germany; died 28 Mar 1921 in Scranton, Logan Co., AR. RN=637. Buried at St. Ignatius Cemetery, near Scranton, Logan Co., AR.

 

               Married (1) Ernst Schweppenstedde, son of Gerhard Schweppenstedde and Margaret Diding, on 28 May 1867 at Mud Creek (St. Libory), IL. Ernst was born 30 Jul 1826 in Sankt Vit (near Wiedenbrück), Westfalen, Germany; died 4 Apr 1887, Spielerville, AR. RN=1069. Buried at St. Benedict’s Cemetery, near Subiaco, Logan Co., AR. Ernst immigrated aboard the Marion, arriving in New Orleans on 21 Oct 1852 from Bremen. [NOTE: This was the third marriage for Ernst, being widowed twice. Married (1) Mary Elizabeth Korte (20 Jan 1832-12 Nov 1859) on 29 Jun 1853 at Mud Creek (St. Libory), IL. RN=1086. Married (2) Therese Harwerth (1841-16 Mar 1867) on 7 Feb 1860 at Mud Creek. RN=1087.] Children:

 

       69        i.     Joseph 3 Schweppenstedde. Born 19 Apr 1868 in Mud Creek (St. Libory), IL; died there 31 Jul 1868. RN=1071. Single; no children.

       70       ii.     Henry 3 Schweppenstedde. Born 19 Nov 1871 in Mud Creek (St. Libory), IL; died 7 Apr 1884 in Spielerville, Logan Co., AR. RN=1072. Buried at St. Benedict’s Cemetery, near Subiaco, Logan Co., AR. Single; no children.

       71      iii.     Adolph 3 Schweppenstedde. Born/died 9 Sep 1873 in Mud Creek (St. Libory), IL. RN=1073. Single; no children.

+    72       iv.     Louis Bernard 3 Schweppenstedde. RN=1074.

       73        v.     Pauline 3 Schweppenstedde. Born 18 Nov 1877 in St. Libory, IL; died 15 Nov 1878 in Spielerville, AR. RN=1075. Single; no children.

+    74       vi.     Anna Maria 3 Schweppenstedde. RN=1076.

       75     vii.     Stephen Anton 3 Schweppenstedde. Born 8 Jun 1883 in Spielerville, AR; died there 25 Sep 1900. RN=1077. Buried at St. Benedict’s Cemetery, near Subiaco, Logan Co., AR. Single; no children.

       76    viii.     Maria Antonia 3 Schweppenstedde. Born 29 Jul 1885 in Spielerville, AR; died there 30 Aug 1890. RN=1078. Buried at St. Benedict’s Cemetery, near Subiaco, Logan Co., AR. Single; no children.

 

               Married (2) John Nepomucene Wamister, son of Johann Joseph Wamister, on 24 May 1887 in Spielerville, AR. He was born on 16 Oct 1864, probably in Grub (near St. Gallen), Switzerland; died 1929 in Scranton, Logan Co., AR. He was a widower. RN=1070. Per the 1920 Census, he said he arrived in the U.S. in 1883 but is actually thought to have arrived in New York aboard the Elbe on 9 Sep 1882 from Bremen via Southhampton. Buried at St. Ignatius Cemetery, near Scranton, Logan Co., AR. Children:

 

       77        i.     Aloisius Johann 3 Wamister. Born 3 Nov 1888 in Spielerville, AR; died there 14 Aug 1889. RN=1150. Single; no children.

       78       ii.     Bertha Elisabeth Lizzie“ 3 Wamister. Born 3 Nov 1888 in Spielerville, AR; death date and place unknown. RN=1148. Married John Schmitz, son of P.W. and Elizabeth Schmitz, on 7 Aug 1917 in Spielerville, AR. RN=1149. John was born Aug 1891 in Logan Co., AR; death date and place unknown. 1900, 1910, and 1920 Censuses, Logan Co., AR. No known children.

       79      iii.     Mary A.3 Wamister. Born ca 1900, place unknown; death date and place unknown. RN=6421. Adopted. Descendants unknown.

 

42.          Anna 2 Beske. (Wilhelm Heinrich 1, Joseph A, Heinrich B). Born 22 Feb 1850 in Geseke, Westfalen, Germany; died 31 Aug 1877 in Mud Creek (St. Libory), St. Clair Co., IL. RN=635.

 

               Married Louis Scherder, son of Heinrich Scherder and Catherine Gelsing, on 11 Nov 1873 in Mud Creek, IL. Louis was born 4 Dec 1848 in St. Clair Co., IL; died 21 Feb 1905 in Pike Co., MO. RN=1160. His parents had emigrated via New Orleans on 23 Dec 1846 aboard the London from Bremerhaven. Louis is buried at St. Clement Cemetery, St. Clement, Pike Co., MO. Children:

 

       80        i.     Henry Bernard 3 Scherder. Born 26 Jul 1873 in St. Libory, IL; died 5 Jul 1950 in Pike
Co., MO.
RN=1163. Married Frances “Fannie” Helen Baumann, daughter of Joseph Baumann and Margaret Wilson, on 28 Jul 1906 in Pike Co., MO. RN=3365. Fannie was born 1 Jun 1871 in MO; died 27 Nov 1949 in Louisiana, Pike Co., MO. Both Henry and Frances are buried at St. Clement Cemetery, Bowling Green, Pike Co., MO. No children.

       81       ii.     Ernst August 3 Scherder. Born 23 Sep 1875 in St. Libory, IL; died there 4 Sep 1876. RN=1164. Single; no children.

       83      iii.     Mary Catherine “Katy” 3 Wente Scherder. Born 13 Aug 1876 in St. Libory, IL; death date and place unknown. RN=7378. Descendants unknown. [NOTE: In the 1880 Census of St. Clair Co., IL, there was a daughter, “Katy”, age 3 listed. This is Mary Catherine “Katy” Wente, born 13 Aug 1876, from the marriage of Mary Kriegl (RN=1168) to Henry Wente (RN=7233). Henry died 25 Jun 1876 in St. Libory, IL. However, the 1880 Census listed her as Daughter, not Step-daughter.]

       82       iv.     Louis William 3 Scherder. Born 26 Aug 1877 in St. Libory, IL; died there 17 Sep 1877. RN=1165. Single; no children.

 

               Following Anna’s death in 1877, Louis married Mary Kriegl Wente, daughter of Frederick Kriegl and Min Lohmann, on 27 Sep 1879 at St. Libory, IL. RN=1168. Mary was born 4 Nov 1852 in IL; died 8 Jun 1929 in Pike Co., MO. Both Louis and Mary are buried at St. Clement Cemetery, Pike Co., MO. Children:

 

       83        i.     Frank 3 Scherder. Born 16 Dec 1881 in St. Libory, IL; died 2 Mar 1906 in Pike Co., MO. RN=1167. Buried at St. Clement Cemetery, Pike Co., MO. Single; no children.

       84       ii.     Adelaid “Addie” 3 Scherder. Born Feb 1883 in Pike Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=7373. Descendants unknown.

+    85      iii.     Louis H.3 Scherder. RN=7374.

+    86       iv.     Joseph T.3 Scherder. RN=7375.

       87        v.     Ida Maria 3 Scherder. Born 28 May 1890 in Pike Co., MO; died there on 29 May 1907. RN=7376. Buried at St. Clement Cemetery, Pike Co., MO. Single; no children.

+    88       vi.     Frederick William 3 Scherder. RN=7377.

                                                                                                                                                                                          

43.          Josephine Pauline Sophia 2 Beske. (Wilhelm Heinrich 1, Joseph A, Heinrich B). Born 11 Mar 1852 in Geseke, Westfalen, Germany; died 30 Sep 1929 in Clarksville, Johnson Co., AR. RN=11. Known as “Pauline”. Listed in the 1863 passenger manifest as “Pauline”, age 9 months. [NOTE: This confirms a family legend that the family arrived in the U.S. when she “was just a baby”.]

 

               Married Stephen Smrekar, son of Josef Smrekar and Maria Micheli, on 8 Jun 1875 in St. Libory, IL. Stephen was born 14 Sep 1838 in Osojnik, Carniola, Austria (present-day Slovenia); died 7 Jul 1918 in Subiaco, Logan Co., AR. RN=10. Immigrated to U.S. ca 1871. [NOTE: All descendants of Stephan Smrekar reflect the surname spelling of “Smreker]. Children:

 

       89        i.     Joseph Mathias 3 Smreker. RN=603. [Refer to Smrekar genealogy for details].

       90       ii.     Anton3 Smreker . RN=604. [Refer to Smrekar genealogy for details].

       91      iii.     Marie Theresia 3 Smreker. RN=5. [Refer to Smrekar genealogy for details].

       92       iv.     Henry John 3 Smreker. RN=605. [Refer to Smrekar genealogy for details].

       93        v.     Agnes Marie 3 Smreker. RN=606. [Refer to Smrekar genealogy for details].

       94       vi.     Johann Wilhelm 3 Smreker. RN=607. [Refer to Smrekar genealogy for details].

       95     vii.     Josephine Henrica 3 Smreker. RN=608. [Refer to Smrekar genealogy for details].

       96    viii.     Anna Marie 3 Smreker. RN=609. [Refer to Smrekar genealogy for details].

       97      ix.     Ludwig Stephen 3 Smreker. RN=610. [Refer to Smrekar genealogy for details].

       98        x.     James 3 Smreker. RN=1174. [Refer to Smrekar genealogy for details].

 

 

 

 

Generation Three

 

50.          Catherine Elizabeth 3 Beske. (Conrad Franz 2, Johann Caspar 1, Joseph A, Heinrich B). Born 27 Apr 1870 in Mud Creek (St. Libory), IL; death date and place unknown. RN=932.

 

               Married Joseph Sommer, son of Frederick Sommer and Anna Margaret Speckhals, on 9 Nov 1887 in Washington Co., IL. RN=3912. He was born 16 Dec 1860 in Plum Hill Twp., Washington Co., IL; died 28 Nov 1931 in Mascoutah, St. Clair Co., IL. Children:

 

+    99        i.     Anthony Frederick 4 Sommer. RN=3944.

     100       ii.     Bertha Elizabeth 4 Sommer. Born 22 Mar 1890 in Okawville, IL; died there 29 Jun 1920. RN=3945. Married Joseph Mattern on 23 Jan 1912, place unknown. RN=3950. He was born ca 1888, place unknown; died 1 Aug 1946 in Mascoutah, IL. Descendants unknown.

+  101      iii.     Henry Christian 4 Sommer. RN=3946.

     102       iv.     Aloysius “Alvis” 4 Sommer. Born 19 Apr 1895 in Okawville, IL; died 21 Apr 1964 in St. Louis, MO. RN=3947. Married Alwine (Alvina) Lintker, daughter of John and Anna Lintker of Johannisburg, Washington Co., IL, on 11 Sep 1928 in St. Libory, St. Clair Co., IL. Alvina was born ca 1905 in Johannisburg, IL; died 6 Nov 1964, place unknown. RN=3952. Both Alvis and Alvina are buried at St. Barbara Cemetery, Washington Co., IL. Descendants unknown.

+  103        v.     Aurea Veronica 4 Sommer. RN=3948.

 

53.          Mary A.3 Beske. (Adolph 2, Johann Caspar 1, Joseph A, Heinrich B). Born 3 Oct 1878 in St. Libory, IL; died 5 Mar 1968 in Sparta, Randolph Co., IL. RN=865.

 

               Married Henry J. Middendorf on 23 Oct 1900 at St. Libory, IL. RN=1282. Henry was born May 1876 in Germany; died 25 Jun 1934 in Belleville, St. Clair Co., IL. Arrived in the U.S. via Baltimore from Bremen aboard the Munchen on 29 Aug 1899. Children:

 

     104        i.     Anna E.4  Middendorf. Born 30 Oct 1901 in Fayetteville, IL; death date and place unknown. RN=4392. Descendants unknown.

     105       ii.     Mary T.4  Middendorf. Born 16 Sep 1903 in Fayetteville, IL; death date and place unknown. RN=4393. Descendants unknown.

     106      iii.     Henry Otto 4  Middendorf. Born 7 Jan 1905 in Fayetteville, IL; death date and place unknown. RN=4394. Descendants unknown.

     107       iv.     Frances 4 Middendorf. Born 31 May 1907 in Fayetteville, IL; died there 12 Jun 1907. RN=6614. Single; no children.          

     108        v.     George Adolph 4  Middendorf. Born 22 Feb 1910 in Fayetteville, IL; died 9 May 1925 in Fayetteville, St. Clair Co., IL. RN=4395. Single; no children.

     109       vi.     Elizabeth M.4  Middendorf. Born 2 Feb 1914 in Fayetteville, IL; death date and place unknown. RN=6615. Descendants unknown.

 

55.          Herman Adolph 3 Beske. (Adolph 2, Johann Caspar 1, Joseph A, Heinrich B). Born 19 Apr 1881 in St. Libory, IL; died 14 Nov 1952 in Belleville, St. Clair Co., IL. RN=936. Occupation: Iron molder.

 

               Married Rose Barbara Roesch on 1 May 1906 in Belleville, IL. RN=1012. Rose was born Jun 1880 in IL; died 18 Sep 1926 in Belleville, IL. Children:

 

+  110        i.     Alice O.4. Beske. RN=1003.

+  111       ii.     Arthur Herman 4 Beske. RN=1009.

     112      iii.     Roland W.4 Beske. Born 29 Oct 1919 in Belleville, IL; died there 29 Jun 1920. RN=1010. Single; no children.

 

58.          Catharina “Katie” 3 Otten. (Gertrude Beske Otten 2, Johann Caspar 1, Joseph A, Heinrich B). Born 20 Mar 1880 in Spielerville, Logan Co., AR; died 6 Mar 1927 in Subiaco, Logan Co., AR. RN=970.

 

               Married Otto Joseph Floren on 22 Nov 1904 in Spielerville, AR. RN=1303. Otto was born 15 Sep 1876 in New York, NY; died 22 May 1940 in Subiaco, AR. Both “Katie” and Otto are buried at St. Scholastica’s Cemetery, New Blaine, Logan Co., AR. Children:

 

     113        i.     Gilbert A.4  Floren. Born 4 Nov 1906 in Subiaco, AR; died 3 Jun 1982 in Paris, Logan Co., AR. RN=2854. Descendants unknown.

     114       ii.     John G.4  Floren. Born 17 Nov 1908 in Subiaco, AR; died 21 Feb 1991 in Paris, AR. RN=2855. Married Rosie M. Schowlm on or about 4 Jun 1936 in Logan Co., AR. RN=7236. Rosie was born 13 Oct 1910, place unknown; died 10 Feb 1998 in Paris, AR. Both John and Rosie are buried at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Paris, AR. Descendants unknown.

     115      iii.     Pauline J.4  Floren. Born 14 Oct 1910 in Subiaco, AR; died 13 Apr 1994 in Subiaco, AR. RN=2849. Descendants unknown.

     116       iv.     Joseph 4  Floren. Born 16 Sep 1912 in Subiaco, AR; death date and place unknown. RN=2850. Descendants unknown.

     117        v.     Edward L.4  Floren. Born 28 Apr 1914 in Subiaco, AR; died 9 Apr 1996 in Ft. Smith, Sebastian Co., AR. RN=2853. Buried at Fort Smith National Cemetery, Sebastian Co., AR. Descendants unknown.

     118       vi.     Agatha 4  Floren. Born 24 Jul 1916 in Subiaco, AR; death date and place unknown. RN=2851. Married George H. Ahlert on 27 Jun 1939 in Sebastian Co., AR. RN=7237. George was born 6 Jan 1911, place unknown; died 13 Mar 2000 in Ft. Smith, Sebastian Co., AR. Descendants unknown.

     119     vii.     Anton R.4  Floren. Born 13 May 1918 in Subiaco, AR; died 14 Dec 2008 in Ft. Smith, Sebastian Co., AR. RN=2852. He is buried at St. Benedict’s Cemetery, Subiaco, AR. Single; no children.

 

61.          Stephen Andrew 3 Otten. (Gertrude Beske Otten 2, Johann Caspar 1, Joseph A, Heinrich B). Born 30 Nov 1885 in Spielerville, Logan Co., AR; died 3 Jun 1928 in Subiaco, AR. RN=972.

 

               Married Josephine Angelina Helmer on 18 Oct 1910 in Paris, Logan Co., AR. RN=1304. She was born 30 Jan 1885 in Paris, AR; died 22 Aug 1971 in Tulsa, OK. Children:

 

+  120        i.     Catherine Josephine 4 Otten. RN=2838.  

     121       ii.     Cecilea Angelina 4 Otten. Born 2 Nov 1917 in Paris, AR; died 23 Apr 2000 in Paris, AR. RN=2839. Married Bruce Elbert Worley on 31 Jul 1944 in Tulsa, OK. RN=2844. Bruce was born 13 Jan 1912 in Yell Co., AR; died 13 May 1999 in Ft. Smith, Sebastian Co., AR. Descendants unknown.  

     122      iii.     Hilda Maria 4  Otten. Born 18 Feb 1920 in Paris, AR; death date and place unknown. RN=2840. Married Evan Sterling Manus on 3 Jul 1946 in Tulsa, OK. RN=2843. Evan was born 6 Jul 1914 in Sebastian Co., AR; died 3 Apr 1997 in Tulsa, OK. Descendants unknown.

     123       iv.     Veronica Hermena 4  Otten. Born 7 Apr 1925 in Paris, AR; death date and place unknown. RN=2841. Married Gladius Adolphus Binz on 26 Nov 1946 in Tulsa, OK. RN=2845. Gladius was born 16 Feb 1919 in Logan Co., AR; died Oct 1986 in Tulsa, OK. Descendants unknown.

 

62.          Maria Elisabeth 3 Otten. (Gertrude Beske Otten 2, Johann Caspar 1, Joseph A, Heinrich B). Born 13 Nov 1887 in Spielerville, AR; died 7 Apr 1972 in Paris, Logan Co., AR. RN=973.

 

               Married Caspar Nehus on 28 Apr 1908 in Spielerville, AR. RN=1305. He was born 1 Jun 1884 in Paris, AR; died 12 Jul 1962 in Paris, AR. Children:

 

     124        i.     William “Bill” H.4  Nehus. Born 15 May 1909 in Paris, AR; died 14 Jun 1978 in Paris, Logan Co., AR. RN=2860. Married Ocie V. Kimberling, daughter of Samuel Kimberling and Mami Lorena Smith, on 4 Jan 1939 in Logan Co., AR. RN=7239. She was born 19 Aug 1915 in Logan Co., AR; died 21 Dec 2005 in Paris, AR. She is buried at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Paris, Logan Co., AR. Descendants unknown.  

     125       ii.     Gertrude H.4 Nehus. Born 23 Apr 1911 in Paris, AR; died 16 Apr 1989 in Paris, AR. RN=2861. Descendants unknown.  

     126      iii.     Paul J.4  Nehus. Born 1913 in Paris, AR; death date and place unknown. RN=4938. Descendants unknown.  

     127       iv.     Emil Ernest 4 Nehus. Born 17 Jun 1915 in Paris, AR; died 22 Jun 1989 in Ozark, Franklin Co., AR. RN=2862. Married Elizabeth Kelton on or about 15 Dec 1938 in Logan Co., AR. RN=7238. Descendants unknown.  

     128        v.     Frank O.4  Nehus. Born 24 Oct 1917 in Paris, AR; died 20 Jul 1993 in Paris, AR. RN=2863. Descendants unknown.  

     129       vi.     Leonard L.4 Nehus. Born 20 Dec 1919 in Paris, AR; died 14 Apr 2002 in Paris, AR. RN=2864. Descendants unknown.   

     130     vii.     Marion C. “Sonny” 4 Nehus. Born 10 Nov 1923 in Paris, AR; died 26 Apr 2003 in Paris, Logan Co., AR. RN=2866. Buried at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Paris, Logan Co., AR. Descendants unknown.  

     131    viii.     Betty Jane 4 Nehus. Born Sep 1929 in Paris, AR; death date and place unknown. RN=2865. Descendants unknown.    

     132      ix.     Robert Eugene 4 Nehus. Born 1932 in Paris, AR; death date and place unknown. RN=2867. Descendants unknown.    

     133        x.     Charles L.4 Nehus. Born 4 Jun 1934 in Paris, AR; death date and place unknown. RN=2868. Descendants unknown.   

 

63.          Pauline Bernadina 3 Otten. (Gertrude Beske Otten 2, Johann Caspar 1, Joseph A, Heinrich B). Born 6 Sep 1890 in Spielerville, Logan Co., AR; died 22 Jun 1983 in Jacksonville, Pulaski Co., AR. RN=974.

 

               Married Joseph Anthony Digiacomo on 23 Feb 1909 in Subiaco, AR. RN=1306.  Joseph was born 21 Feb 1886 in Paris, Logan Co., AR; died 30 Oct 1978 in Paris, AR. Both Pauline and Joseph are buried at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Paris, Loagn Co., AR. Children:

 

     134        i.     Loretta G.4 Digiacomo. Born 15 May 1914 in Paris, AR; died 29 Jan 2008 in Jacksonville, Pulaski Co., AR. RN=2869. Married Willard M. Pendergrass, Jr., son of Willard M. and Zone Pendergrass, Sr., data and place unknown. RN=2883. He was born 26 Nov 1908 in Paris, AR; died there 22 Jan 1970. Descendants unknown.  

     135       ii.     Joe Gene 4 Digiacomo. Born 1922 in Paris, AR; died 23 Jan 1938 in Sebastian Co., AR. Buried at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Paris, AR. RN=2870. Single; no children.  

 

64.          Bernard Joseph 3 Otten. (Gertrude Beske Otten 2, Johann Caspar 1, Joseph A, Heinrich B). Born 7 Apr 1896 in Speilerville, AR; died 12 Aug 1949 in Subiaco, Logan Co., AR. RN=975. Buried at St. Benedict’s Cemetery, Subiaco, AR.

 

               Married Lilly Neumeier on 20 Sep 1925 in Paris, AR. RN=1307. She was born 8 May 1901, place unknown; died 24 Apr 1930 in Paris, Logan Co., AR. Children:

 

+  136        i.     Marie 4 Otten. RN=2871.  

+  137       ii.     Robert “Bobbie” Leon 4 Otten. RN=2872.  

 

65.          Joseph Garrett 3 Otten. (Gertrude Beske Otten 2, Johann Caspar 1, Joseph A, Heinrich B). Born 25 Dec 1898 in Speilerville, AR; died 18 Nov 1963 in Bigelow, Perry Co., AR. RN=976.

 

               Married Anna Rose Blattler on 8 Jan 1924 in Paris, AR. RN=1308. Anna was born 10 Apr 1897 in Spielerville, AR; died 24 Apr 1974 in Bigelow, AR. Children:

 

     138        i.     Estelle Rosemary 4 Otten. Born 8 Jan 1924 in Paris, AR. RN=2874. Descendants unknown

     139       ii.     Elizabeth Josephine “Betty Jo” 4 Otten. Born 8 Jan 1924 in Paris, AR. RN=2875. Descendants unknown

     140      iii.     Marjorie Ann 4 Otten.  Born 3 Nov 1928 in Bigelow, AR. RN=2876. Descendants unknown  

     141       iv.     Lorraine Marie Cricket 4 Otten. Born 21 Mar 1934 in Bigelow, AR. RN=2877. Descendants unknown

 

66.          Anna Rose 3 Otten. (Gertrude Beske Otten 2, Johann Caspar 1, Joseph A, Heinrich B). Born 30 Nov 1903 in Subiaco, AR; died 17 Jul 1974, place unknown. RN=2856.

 

               Married Joseph Frank Ahlert on 23 Nov 1926 in Logan Co., AR. RN=2858. He was born in 1887, place unknown; died 1963 in Bigelow, Perry Co., AR. Children:

 

     142        i.     Jerome Joseph 4 Ahlert. Born 27 Dec 1927 in Russellville, Pope Co., AR; died 12 Jul 2006 in Ft. Smith, Sebastian Co., AR. RN=2878. Descendants unknown  

     143       ii.     Raymond George 4 Ahlert. Born 23 Dec 1933 in Russellville, AR. RN=2879. Descendants unknown  

     144      iii.     Rosemary 4 Ahlert. Born 9 Dec 1935, place unknown. RN=2880. Descendants unknown  

     145       iv.     Elizabeth Ann 4 Ahlert. Born 26 Nov 1937, place unknown. RN=2881. Descendants unknown  

     146        v.     Virginia Louise 4 Ahlert. Born 23 Jul 1945, place unknown. RN=2882. Descendants unknown  

 

68.          Mary Gertrude 3 Huneke. (Elisabeth  Beske Huneke 2,Wilhelm Heinrich 1, Joseph A, Heinrich B). Born 18 Nov 1865 in Mud Creek (St. Libory), IL; died 18 Feb 1933, Paris, AR. RN=953. Lived with her grandmother, “Antonia” Beske following death of her father. 1870 Census, St. Clair County, IL (Township 2 South, Range 6 West). Moved to Arkansas with “Antonia” Beske ca 1878.

 

               Married Henry John Elsken, son of Gerhard Elsken, on 25 Nov 1884 at Spielerville, Logan Co., AR. Henry was born 31 May 1863 in Illinois; died 7 Jun 1933 in Paris, Logan Co., AR. RN=954. Occupation: Carpenter. 1900 Census, Logan County, AR (Short Mountain Township, Paris). Both Mary and Henry are buried at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Paris, AR. Children:

 

     147        i.     Maria Elisabeth 4 Elsken. Born 28 Nov 1885 in Spielerville, AR. RN=1152. Descendants unknown.

     148       ii.     Anton Gerhard 4 Elsken. Born 28 Mar 1887 in Spielerville, AR; died 4 Jun 1973, Paris, AR. RN=1153. Buried at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Paris, AR. Descendants unknown.

     149      iii.     Christina Pauline 4 Elsken. Born Nov 1890 in Spielerville, AR. RN=2090. Descendants unknown.

     150       iv.     Conrad 4 Elsken. Born Apr 1892 in Spielerville, AR. RN=2091. Descendants unknown.

     151        v.     Albert 4 M. Elsken. Born 22 Jan 1894 in Spielerville, AR; died Jan 1980 in Fayetteville, Washington Co., AR. RN=2092. Descendants unknown.

     152       vi.     Anna Gertrude 4 Elsken. Born Aug 1896 in Spielerville, AR. RN=2093. Descendants unknown.

     153     vii.     Dora 4 Elsken. Born Mar 1898 in Spielerville, AR; died 8 Feb 1969 in Paris, AR. RN=2094. Married Frank Furstenburg, date and place unknown. RN=2837. Frank was born 23 Feb 1896, place unknown; died 28 Jun 1955 in Paris, AR. Descendants unknown.

 

72.             Louis Bernard 3 Schweppenstedde, Sr. (Josephine Beske Schweppenstedde 2, Wilhelm Heinrich 1, Joseph A, Heinrich B). Born 29 Apr 1875, St. Libory, St. Clair Co., IL; death date and place unknown. RN=1074.

 

               Married Mary Elizabeth Plugge ca 1903 in Spielerville, Logan Co., AR. Mary was born 4 Jun 1882 in Arkansas; died 26 Apr 1921, place unknown. RN=1079. Children:

 

     154        i.     Thresa 4 Schweppenstedde. Born 25 Apr 1905 in Paris, Logan Co., AR; died 25 Jul 1905 in Hartman, Johnson Co., AR. RN=8583. Single; no children.

     155       ii.     Anna L.4 Schweppenstedde. Born ca 1909 in Hartman, Johnson Co., AR; death date and place unknown. RN=1080. Married Calvin Gean on or about 18 Oct 1934 in Johnson Co., AR. RN=7022. He was born 15 Jul 1900 in Arkansas; died Jul 1974 in Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS. Descendants unknown.

     156      iii.     Dorthy F.4 Schweppenstedde. Born ca 1911 in Hartman, Johnson Co., AR; death date and place unknown. RN=1081. Descendants unknown.

+  157       iv.     Lucille M.4 Schweppenstedde. RN=1082.

     158        v.     Aline E.4 Schweppenstedde. Born 22 Feb 1917 in Hartman, Johnson Co., AR; died 1 Jan 2005 in Ft. Smith, Sebastian Co., AR. RN=1083. Married Otto J. Bieker on or about 14 Jun 1937 in Sebastian Co., AR. RN=7023. He was born 15 Sep 1909 in Arkansas; died Nov 1973 in Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., AR. Descendants unknown.

     159       vi.     Regina C.4 Schweppenstedde. Born 18 Aug 1919 in Hartman, Johnson Co., AR; died 29 Apr 1998 in Derby, Sedgwick Co., KS. RN=1084. Married Eugene H. Lindner, date and place unknown. RN=7024. He was born 22 Jul 1922 in Illinois; died 26 Jun 2004 in Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS. Descendants unknown.

     160     vii.     Louis Bernard 4 Schweppenstedde, Jr. Born 25 Apr 1921 in Hartman, Johnson Co., AR; died 26 Apr 1921 in Hartman, Johnson Co., AR. RN=8583. Single; no children.

 

74.          Anna Maria 3 Schweppenstedde. (Josephine Beske Schweppenstedde 2, Wilhelm Heinrich 1, Joseph A, Heinrich B). Born 14 Jun 1880 in Spielerville, Logan Co., AR; died 5 May 1930 in Paris, AR. RN=1076.

 

               Married Jacob “Jake” V. Koch on 25 Oct 1904 in Spielerville, AR. RN=1085. Jacob was born 14 Feb 1881 in Germany; died 24 Nov 1972 in Paris, Logan Co., AR. Children:

 

     161        i.     William 4 Koch. Born ca 1906 in Paris, AR; death date and place unknown. RN=4939. Descendants unknown.

     162       ii.     Katherine L.4 Koch. Born ca 1908 in Paris, AR; death date and place unknown. RN=4940. Descendants unknown.

     163      iii.     Marie E.4 Koch. Born 1910 in Paris, AR; death date and place unknown. RN=4941. Descendants unknown.

     164       iv.     John L.4 Koch. Born 6 Dec 1911 in Paris, AR; died 31 Jan 1992, place unknown. RN=4942. Descendants unknown.

     165        v.     Lawrence 4 Koch. Born 23 Nov 1913 in Paris, AR; died 1 Apr 2005 in Altus, Franklin Co., AR. RN=4943. Descendants unknown.

     166       vi.     Edward J.4 Koch. Born 4 Jun 1916 in Paris, AR; died there 16 Feb 2007. RN=4944. Buried at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Paris, AR. Descendants unknown.

     167     vii.     Louise 4 Koch. Born 1918 in Paris, AR; death date and place unknown. RN=4945. Descendants unknown.

     168    viii.     Leonard L.4 Koch. Born 3 Dec 1920 in Paris, AR; died there 27 Jul 2003. RN=4947. Descendants unknown.

     169      ix.     Mildred L.4 Koch. Born 1927 in Paris, AR; death date and place unknown. RN=4948. Descendants unknown.

 

85.          Louis H.3 Scherder. (Mary Kriegl Wente Beske 2 Scherder, Wilhelm Heinrich 1, Joseph A, Heinrich B). Born 19 Sep 1884 in Pike Co., MO; died there 13 Aug 1975. RN=7374.

 

               Married Mary G. Wendel, daughter of Henry and Mary Wendel, 26 Jan 1915 in St. Clement, Pike Co., MO. RN=7379. Mary was born 13 Jan 1888 in MO; died 21 Jan 1971 in Pike Co., MO. Both Louis and Mary are buried at St. Clement Cemetery, Bowling Green, Pike Co., MO. Children:

 

     170        i.     Hubert C. 4 Scherder. Born 23 Nov 1915 in Pike Co., MO; killed in action during WWII on 13 Feb 1945 in the Phillipines. RN=7380. Buried at St. Clement Cemetery, Blowling Green, Pike Co., MO. Descendants, if any, unknown.

     171       ii.     Edwin J. 4 Scherder. Born 8 Dec 1917 in Pike Co., MO; died 23 Mar 1979 in Pike Co., MO. RN=7381. Buried at St. Clement Cemetery, Blowling Green, Pike Co., MO. Married Virginia M. Ebers on 16 Feb 1942 in Pike Co., MO. RN=7383. Virginia was born 3 Jul 1921. Descendants unknown.

     172      iii.     Hilda K. 4 Scherder. Born ca 1920 in Pike Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=7382. Descendants unknown.

 

86.          Joseph T.3 Scherder. (Mary Kriegl Wente 2 Scherder, Wilhelm Heinrich 1, Joseph A, Heinrich B). Born 1 Jul 1887 in Pike Co., MO; died there 11 Apr 1959. RN=7375.

 

               Married Mamie A. Belhemann (or Billiman), daughter of Ernest and Josephine Behlemann, on 21 Jan 1914 in Pike Co., MO. She was born 19 Oct 1892 in MO; died 29 Jun 1977 in Pike Co., MO. Her father is thought to have emigrated from Bremen aboard the Weser, arriving in New York on 6 Nov 1868. RN=7384. Both Joseph and Mamie are buried at St. Clement Cemetery, Bowling Green, Pike Co., MO. Children:

 

     173        i.     Florence 4 Scherder. Born ca 1916 in Pike Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=7385. Descendants unknown.

     174       ii.     Wilmer L.4 Scherder. Born 27 Oct 1918 in Pike Co., MO; died 30 Oct 1967, place unknown. RN=7386. He served during WWII as a Corporal with the Mo. Battery “B”, 67th AAA Gunnery Battalion. Married Joyce M. Brown on 7 Jan 1950 in Pike Co., MO. RN=7393. She was born 15 Sep 1923 in MO; died Jun 1987, place unknown. Both Wilmer and Joyce are buried at St. Clement Cemetery, Bowling Green, Pike Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     175      iii.     Edward 4 Scherder. Born ca 1921 in Pike Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=7388. Descendants unknown.

     176       iv.     Agnes 4 Scherder. Born ca 1923 in Pike Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=7387. Descendants unknown.

     177        v.     Clarence J.4 Scherder. Born 1 May 1925 in Pike Co., MO; died 26 Oct 1992 in Bowling Green. Pile Co., MO. RN=7389. Married Doris Burton (?) on 24 Jan 1949, place unknown. RN=7392. Both Clarence and Doris are buried at St. Clement Cemetery, Bowling Green, Pike Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     178       vi.     Leonard W.4 Scherder. Born ca 1928 in Pike Co., MO; died 20 Mar 2006 in Bowling Green, Pike Co., MO. RN=7390. Descendants unknown.

     179     vii.     Irene 4 Scherder. Born ca 1916 in Pike Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=7391. Descendants unknown.

 

88.          Frederick William 3 Scherder. (Mary Kriegl Wente 2 Scherder, Wilhelm Heinrich 1, Joseph A, Heinrich B). Born 7 Mar 1893 in Pike Co., MO; died there 7 Dec 1978.  RN=7377.

 

               Married Eleanor “Ella” E. Orf on 24 Apr 1918 in Pike Co., MO. RN=7394. She was born 27 Sep 1898 in MO; died 9 May 1983 in Pike Co., MO. Both Fred and Ella are buried at St. Clement Cemetery, Bowling Green, Pike Co., MO. Children:

 

     180        i.     Raymond H.4 Scherder. Born 7 Oct 1919 in Pike Co., MO; died 20 Feb 1999 in Bowling Green, Pike Co., MO. RN=7395. Descendants unknown.

     181       ii.     Alfonse J.4 Scherder. Born 20 Oct 1921 in Pike Co., MO; died 3 Mar 1972, place unknown. RN=7396. Buried at St. Clement Cemetery, Bowling Green, Pike Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     182      iii.     Cyril L.4 Scherder. Born ca 1924 in Pike Co., MO; died 24 Apr 1962, place unknown. RN=7397. Buried at St. Clement Cemetery, Bowling Green, Pike Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

 

 

 

 

Generation Four

 

99.          Anthony Frederick 4 Sommer. (Catherine Beske Sommer 3, Conrad Franz 2, Johann Caspar 1, Joseph A, Heinrich B). Born 22 Aug 1888 in Plum Hill Twp., IL; died 22 Nov 1960 in Mascoutah, St. Clair Co., IL. RN=3944. 1920 Census, St. Clair Co., IL.

 

            Married Catherine Mattern on 23 Jan 1912, probably in IL. RN=3949. Catherine was born 11 Feb 1885 in IL; died Apr 1978 in Mascoutah, St. Clair Co., IL. Children:

 

     183        i.     Evangeline 5 Sommer. Born ca 1917 in IL; death date and place unknown. RN=6616. Descendants unknown.

     184       ii.     Joseph 5 Sommer. Born 1919 in IL; death date and place unknown. RN=6617. Descendants unknown.

 

101.       Henry Christian 4 Sommer. (Catherine Beske Sommer 3, Conrad Franz 2, Johann Caspar 1, Joseph A, Heinrich B). Born 7 Feb 1893 in Okawville, Washington Co., IL; died 2 Mar 1961 in Centralia, Marion Co., IL. RN=3946. 1930 Census, St. Clair Co., IL.

 

               Married Mary A. Marks on 28 Jun 1912, place unknown. RN=3951. Mary was born ca 1890 in IL; died before Apr 1930 in IL. Children:

 

     185        i.     Leonard 5 Sommer. Born 13 Feb 1912, probably in Washington Co., IL; death date and place unknown. RN=6618. Descendants unknown.

     186       ii.     Alberta 5 Sommer. Born 29 Aug 1913, probably in Washington Co., IL; death date and place unknown. RN=6619. Descendants unknown.

     187      iii.     Lawrence 5 Sommer. Born 21 Sep 1916 in St. Clair Co., IL; death date and place unknown. RN=6620. Descendants unknown.

     188       iv.     Dorothy 5 Sommer. Born 21 Sep 1916 in St. Clair Co., IL; death date and place unknown. RN=6621. Descendants unknown.

              

103.       Aurea Veronica 4 Sommer. (Catherine Beske Sommer 3, Conrad Franz 2, Johann Caspar 1, Joseph A, Heinrich B). Born 31 Aug 1898 in Okawville, Washington Co., IL; died Jan 1995 in Nashville, Washington Co., IL. RN=3948.

 

               Married William J. Wessel on 26 Apr 1922 in Okawville, IL. RN=3953. He was born 8 Jun 1889 in IL; died 2 Mar 1965 in Washington Co., IL. He is buried at St. Barbara Cemetery, Washington Co., IL. Children:

 

     189        i.     Aurelius B.5 Wessel. Born 30 Aug 1926 in Okawville, IL; died 18 Sep 1971 in VA. RN=6672. Descendants unknown.

     190       ii.     Alice 5 Wessel. Born 1930 in Okawville, IL; death date and place unknown. RN=6673. Descendants unknown.

 

110.       Alice O.4  Beske. (Herman Adolph 3, Adolph 2, Johann Caspar 1, Joseph A, Heinrich B). Born 26 Apr 1907 in Belleville, IL; died 27 Jan 1999 in Belleville, St. Clair Co., IL. RN=1003.

 

Married (1) Andrew Ballard ca 1925 in Belleville, IL. RN=1313. Children:

 

     191        i.     George F.5 Ballard. Born 4 Sep 1927 in Belleville, IL; died 23 Nov 2003 in Belleville, IL. RN=1314. Single; no children.

+  192       ii.     Florence 5 Ballard. RN=1315.

     193      iii.     H. N.5 Ballard. Born 21 Jan 1932 in Belleville, IL; death date and place unknown. RN=1316. No children.

 

               Married (2) Carl Laban Akins on 7 Nov 1945 in Waterloo, IL. RN=1317. Carl was born 9 Oct 1907 in Fayette Co., IL; died 15 Mar 1980 in Belleville, IL. No children.

 

111.       Arthur Herman 4 Beske, D.D.S. (Herman Adolph 3, Adolph 2, Johann Caspar 1, Joseph A, Heinrich B). Born 6 May 1911 in Belleville, St. Clair Co., IL; died there 2 Mar 1998. RN=1009. Occupation: Dentist.

 

Married Edna Emilie Keck on 10 Sep 1935, place unknown.  RN=1013. Edna was born 20 Oct 1912, place unknown; died 28 Sep 1984 in Belleville, IL. Children:

 

     194        i.     Richard S.5 Beske. Born 10 Sep 1936 in Belleville, IL; living. RN=1011. Occupation: Attorney. Single; no children.

 

120.          Catherine Josephine 4 Otten. (Stephen Andrew 3, Gertrude Beske Otten 2, Johann Caspar 1, Joseph A, Heinrich B). Born 5 Sep 1911 in Subiaco, AR; died 3 Sep 1970 in Tulsa, OK. RN=2838.

 

Married George Jacob Geesing on 19 Apr 1932 in Paris, AR. RN=2842. He was born 7 Sep 1906, place unknown; died Nov 1977 in Tulsa, OK. Children:

 

     195        i.     George Ray 5 Geesing. Born 26 Sep 1933 in Paris, AR; died 29 Jul 2004 in Tulsa, OK RN=2846. Descendants unknown.

     196       ii.     Mary Nell 5 Geesing. Born 10 Aug 1938 in Paris, AR. RN=2847. Descendants unknown.

     197      iii.     Jeanette 5 Geesing. Born 11 Dec 1942 in Paris, AR. RN=2848. Descendants unknown

 

136.       Marie 4 Otten. (Bernard Joseph 3, Gertrude Beske Otten 2, Johann Caspar 1, Joseph A, Heinrich B). Born 9 May 1928 in Paris, Logan Co., AR; died 30 Apr 2009 in Tulsa, OK. RN=2871.

 

               Married Bernard “Bennie” W. Willmann ca 1948, place unknown. RN=2884. He was born 26 Apr 1922, place unknown; died 21 Oct 2004 in Owasso, Tulsa Co., OK. Children:

 

     198        i.     Janet Carol 5 Willmann. Born 25 Apr 1949 in Tulsa, OK. RN=2885. Descendants unknown

     199       ii.     Bernard Wayne 5 Willmann. Born 16 Jul 1950 in Tulsa, OK. RN=2886. Descendants unknown.

     200      iii.     Kevin Thomas 5 Willmann.  Born 9 Jun 1953 in Tulsa, OK. RN=2887. Descendants unknown.   

     201      iii.     Mary Beth 5 Willmann. Born 28 Apr 1956 in Tulsa, OK. RN=2888. Descendants unknown.

 

137.       Robert “Bobbie” Leon 4 Otten. (Bernard Joseph 3, Gertrude Beske Otten 2, Johann Caspar 1, Joseph A, Heinrich B). Born 5 Mar 1930 in Paris, Logan Co., AR; died 24 Sep 2003 in Subiaco, Logan Co., AR RN=2872.

 

               Married Florence Christine Schmalz, date and place unknown. RN=2889. Florence was born 4 May 1929 in AR; died 27 Jul 2006 in Ft. Smith, Sebastian Co., AR. Children:

 

     202        i.     Cindy Sue 4 Otten. Born 4 Jan 1961 in Houston, Harris Co., TX. RN=2890. Descendants unknown.

     203       ii.     Sandra Lynn 4 Otten. Born 28 Oct 1965 in Houston, TX. RN=2891. Descendants unknown.

 

157.       Lucille M.4 Schweppenstedde. (Louis Bernard 3 Schweppenstedde, Josephine Beske Schweppenstedde 2, Wilhelm Heinrich 1, Joseph A, Heinrich B). Born 13 Sep 1914 in Hartman, Johnson Co., AR; died 16 Mar 2007 in Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS. RN=1082.

 

Married Herbert J. Rinke, date and place unknown. He was born 26 Apr 1909 in Hartman, Johnson Co., AR; died 20 Aug 1982 in Sedgwick Co., KS. Children:

 

     204        i.     Ronald Harold 5 Rinke. Born ca 1933 in Coal Hill, Johnson Co., AR; died 18 Jul 1939 in Johnson Co., AR. RN=7046. Single; no children.

     205       ii.     Ralph 5 Rinke. Born ca 1935 in Coal Hill, Johnson Co., AR; died 24 May 1943 in Johnson Co., AR. RN=7045. Single; no children.

+  206      iii.     George Edward 5 Rinke. RN=6974.

 

 

 

Generation Five

 

192.       Florence 5 Ballard. (Alice Beske Ballard 4, Herman Adolph 3, Adolph 2, Johann Caspar 1, Joseph A, Heinrich B). Born 29 Dec 1929 in Belleville, St. Clair Co., IL; living. RN=1315. Married a Compton. Children:

 

     207        i.     Cheryl 6 Compton. Born 11 Aug 1968 in Belleville, IL; living. RN=1312. Descendants unknown.

 

206.       George Edward 5 Rinke. (Lucille  Schweppenstedde Rinke 4, Louis Schweppenstedde 3, Josephine Beske Schweppenstedde 2, Wilhelm Heinrich 1, Joseph A, Heinrich B). Born 8 May 1937 in Coal Hill, Johnson Co., AR; died 5 Aug 2005 in Rogers, Benton Co., AR. RN=6974.

 

               Married Alice V. ?, date and place unknown. RN=7015. Children:

 

     208        i.     Allen 6 Rinke. RN=7016. Descendants unknown.

     209       ii.     Julie 6 Rinke. RN=7017. Descendants unknown.

     210      iii.     Laurie 6 Rinke. RN=7018. Married a Heath, date and place unknown. RN=7019. Descendants unknown.

     211       iv.     Sherri 6 Rinke. RN=7020. Married a Jiminez, date and place unknown. RN=7021. Descendants unknown.

 

 

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