|Birth: ||Oct. 30, 1818|
|Death: ||Jun. 17, 1892|
Anna was the first of six children born to Hinrich Christopher Johann Schletzer and Wiebke Margaretha Möller, an unmarried couple. Anna was baptized into the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Meldorf, Schleswig-Holstein, the city in which she was born, on 05 November 1818.
Details on Anna's early life in Germany are sparse. It is known that her father Hinrich was a butcher. At the age of 26, Anna married the 29 year-old Nicholaus Heinrich "Henry" Rohde, who was himself an illegitimate child. Their wedding took place at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hemmingstedt, Schleswig-Holstein on 08 June 1845.
Henry and Anna were blessed with six known children, five of whom survived into adulthood. They were: (1) Johann Nicholaus "John" on 12 October 1845; (2) Anna Margaretha Catharina "Maggie" on 29 February 1848; (3) Wiebke Margaretha on 18 August 1850; (4) Baby Girl on 24 December 1853 (who was stillborn); (5) Jacob Peter Heinrich "Peter" on 16 January 1855; and (6) Reimer Detlef Friedrich "Fred" on 30 September 1859.
Anna appears in the 1864 Hemmingstedt, Schleswig-Holstein census with her husband and children: Wiebke, Jacob, and Reimer.
She is then recorded as having left for America from Hamburg with her husband and son Reimer on 29 September 1875 aboard the SS Klopstock, a Hamburg-America Line steamship. The three arrived in New York on 14 October 1875 and soon after joined the rest of the family in Anchor, Illinois.
Anna's husband joined with 23 other men, many of whom were relatives, including his three sons, to formally inaugurate St. John's Lutheran Church in Anchor, Illinois on 28 October 1877. Their first spiritual leader was Rev. and fellow German immigrant Hellwig Staehling.
No details about her personality are known to this author. She lived out the remainder of her life in Anchor, Illinois, with her son, Jacob Peter Heinrich Rohde, who waited until his parents had passed before moving his family first to Indiana and then to settle in Oregon.
Hinrich Christopher Johann Schletzer (1793 - ____)
Wiebke Margaretha Möller (1798 - ____)
Nicholaus Heinrich Rohde (1816 - 1898)
Johann Nicholaus Rohde (1845 - 1891)*
Anna Margaretha Catharina Rohde Simpsen (1848 - 1937)*
Wiebke Margaretha Rohde Brandt (1850 - 1879)*
Baby Girl Rohde (1853 - 1853)*
Jacob Peter Heinrich Rohde (1855 - 1930)*
Reimer Detlef Friedrich Rohde (1859 - 1945)*
Headstone top translation (from German): "Here rests in God our beloved father and mother."
Bottom translation: "I will carry you up to the age and until you are gray. I will do it. I want to lift and carry and deliver."
Saint Johns Lutheran Church Cemetery
Created by: Douglas Rohde
Record added: Apr 21, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68709504
Ruhe in Frieden|
Added: Dec. 16, 2013
To your memory with love, Grandma.|
Added: Dec. 16, 2013