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Terri Kallio (#46954899)
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Bio Photo Surnames I'm researching: Habben, Harms, Bebensee, Nelk, Nelck, Evers, Buss, Watermann, Saathoff, Schmidt, Rebensdorf, Bunge, Kaeding
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Richard Searles
RE: Oleslager vs Olischlager
Hi Terri;

We have been in Loveland since 1991, and before that it was Colorado Springs.

Most of my ancestry research recently has been tracking my wife's Swedish & Norwegian ancestry. Last June we took our daughter & granddaughter to Europe to meet the German, Swedish & Norwegian relatives. That is the high point in ancestry research, to go back to the old countries and meet the family, than walk where your ancestors walked so long ago.

Best Regards ..... Rick
Added by Richard Searles on Feb 15, 2014 10:09 PM
Richard Searles
RE: Oleslager vs Olischlager
Hi Terri;

Herman's son Henry Oleslager is in the 1880 census in Jackson, Michigan, and in July 1881 in New Albany, Indiana marrying Catherine Krummer. I know Henry worked for the railroad, so this maybe why he went to New Albany. Henry's son Herman was born in New Albany in 1882, and was also an engineer for the railroad in New Albany. So it looks like the Oleslagers were tied to the B&O railroad there.

If you have not already contacted the cemeteries, you should do it and see who buried your relatives. Next contact the local library to get copies of the obituaries, wedding announcements and births for the people you are working on. These newspaper items often list other family members and other helpful tidbits.

Best Regards ....... Rick
Added by Richard Searles on Feb 15, 2014 9:31 PM
Richard Searles
RE: Oleslager vs Olischlager
Hi Terri;

Here is what I know so far. Two brothers, Joseph Ohlenschlager arrived in New York from the Baden region of Germany in about 1851, and settled in Buffalo. Two years later his younger brother Herman Ohlenschlager arrived and settled in Buffalo. Both brothers married German women and started families in Buffalo. Joseph stayed in Buffalo and kept the Ohlenschlager name. You can find several Ohlenschlager people buried in the Buffalo area. There are even living descendants in the area today.

Brother Herman (my great-great grandfather) moved on to Detroit, Michigan and changed the family name to Oleslager (we believe to make it more American). He later moved to Jackson Michigan, but is buried in Detroit. Several of Herman's descendants are buried in Jackson. I do know that Herman's oldest son, Henry Oleslager settled in New Albany Indiana, and several members of that family branch are buried in New Albany.

I do not have a Gerhard in the family tree, but it is possible he could have been the son of another Ohlenschlager brother who stayed in Germany (Gerhard is the approximate age of Joseph & Herman's children) and came a generation later than Joseph & Herman. I find the New Albany connection interesting. I would not get to excited about the different name spellings as misspellings back than were common, especially with complex (to Americans) German names.

I do know that both Herman & Joseph being from southern (south-West) Germany were stanch Catholics and arrived in New York on ships from Le Havre, France, indicating they were driven out of Germany as a result of the 1848 Baden revolt (an interesting story by its self). I think we will need to continue poking around to see if we can find a connection between your Gerhard and my Oleslager/Ohlenschlager people.

Best Regards ..... Rick (
Added by Richard Searles on Feb 15, 2014 8:29 PM
typo ...
I mean "border" !!
Added by ZiegeFrau on Sep 26, 2013 4:07 PM
Haack Family
Hello Terri, I am the great grand daughter of Adolph Ludwig Haack who was born in Denmark (near the boarder with Germany) and died in Blair, Nebraska. I am wondering if there is a connection between your Haack ancestors and mine. I would love to compare information! Let me know if you'd like to connect. —Julie in Oregon
Added by ZiegeFrau on Sep 26, 2013 4:07 PM
Loren Bender
John Fogerty
I am no relation to Lt. John Fogerty. Have a great day! Loren
Added by Loren Bender on Sep 12, 2013 7:20 AM

Please email me at rkm4011 @ (remove spaces).
Added by Manigault on Sep 10, 2013 12:19 PM
Watermann - Common Ancestor

I believe we may have a common ancestor in Herman Heinrich Wilhelm Watermann. Do you know anymore about his children? I believe he (listed as William Watermann on my family tree) may have had a son named Charles Edward Watermann (1874 – 1948). Charles is my second great grandfather. Thank you for your time.

Added by Manigault on Sep 06, 2013 5:28 PM
Lindy/Olga Wise
Clarence Knutson/Florence Annala
Terri..have you found burial for Clarence Knutson..d April 1962 and Florence Annala d 1993 in the Leiding cemetery? Florence was first married to Clarence, he died and she married John Annala. If they are in your cemetery, I will enter them in findagrave. Thank you, Lindy Wise
Added by Lindy/Olga Wise on Aug 08, 2013 2:06 PM
Carolina Grave Hunter
RE: Herman Louis Bunge
Hi Terri,

When did you send the email as I have not received it yet.
Added by Carolina Grave Hunter on Jun 28, 2013 11:41 AM
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