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John Henry Behrends
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Birth: Dec. 11, 1863, Germany
Death: Mar. 17, 1938
Plainview
Hale County
Texas, USA

His birthplace is listed as Asfriesland, Germany on his death certificate but I can not locate a place with that name. It could be Ostfriesland (Eastern Germany). Also have seen name listed as Johann Hinrich Behrends.

Father: H Behrends

Marriage:
Anna Catharina Weber in 1884
St John Lutheran Church, Lizard, Pocahontas, Iowa
50th Anniversary photo in "Interments" (see sources below).

Children:

Henry (Lena), Andrew (Helen Story), Lydia (Carl Frederick Sjogren), Grace (John Saathoff), George, Ann, Otto, Mattie, Rank.

Occupation: Farmer

Residence:
1967-1880 Germany
Came to the United States - 1880 age 17 and settled ?
Salinas, Kansas (worked near for many years)
Abt 1884-1910 Gilmore City, Iowa
(1909 - went to Texas in search of land)
23 Dec 1910 - 1929 moved his wife and children to Kress, Swisher, Texas
1929 - 1932 Hereford, Texas
1932 - 1938 moved back to Kress, Swisher, Texas. Lived with son Rank until his death.

Religion: Lutheran Church

"Interments in Swisher County, Texas and Vicinity 1890-1990." Tule Creek Genealogical Society, Kress, Texas, pg 39.

Death Certificate of Anna Catherina Behrends, #20911, Texas Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics. (available for free at familysearch.org).

Death Certificate of John Henry Behrends, #15258, Texas Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics. (available for free at familysearch.org).

Death Certificate of Rank J Behrends, #9383, Texas Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics. (available for free at familysearch.org).

"Windmilling in Swisher County, Texas. Swisher County Historical Commission." pg 157-158.

Klapp family Tree by CarolW16@ancestry.com
(marriage place and alternate name spellings). 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Anna Catharina Weber Behrends (1868 - 1940)
 
 Children:
  Lydia Albertina Behrends Sjogren (1894 - 1976)*
  Rank J Behrends (1896 - 1942)*
  Otto Edward Behrends (1900 - 1931)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Kress Cemetery
Kress
Swisher County
Texas, USA
Plot: Lot 15
 
Created by: Sharon Bart
Record added: Jan 08, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 63913520
John Henry Behrends
Added by: David Sifford
 
John Henry Behrends
Cemetery Photo
Added by: GenFreaks
 
 
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