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GB (#47300473)
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I am a descendant of Germans-from-Russia, as well as immigrants from Holland and from Posen, Prussia [now Poznan, Poland]. The following was written 8Jun2010 and tweaked a couple times since then, most recently 3July2010.

Links have been lost with some collateral ancestors. I have been organizing family reunions to bring together far-flung & sometimes unknown cousins of various degrees. I am looking for:
1. descendants of Izaak Suwyn [Suwijn] and Elisabeth nee Puttler Suwyn, and of their daughters Jeanette or Jean Suwyn [m. Clifton Friesner] and Elinor Suwyn [who had at least one child--a dau; Elinor's married name unknown, if any]. Izaak was the brother of Pieter Suwyn of Holland and later of Marathon County, Wisconsin; possibly of Sarah nee Suwijn VanHee of Holland and later of upstate New York; of several siblings who stayed in Holland or predeceased him; and of Abraham Suwyn of Holland and later of Milwaukee--my Great-Grandfather. I am also looking for Sara's descendants.
2. descendants of, or persons related to, Mary Elisabeth Dross, mother of Catherine Elisabeth nee Hirsch Bohl of Russia, later of Nebraska, and finally of Wisconsin. Especially interested in finding Catherine's SISTER [maiden name Hirsch], who reportedly also came to the US from Russia, according to a recently-found Hirsch cousin in Germany who recently emigrated from Russia. Also any other related Drosses.
3. descendants of "Mrs Miller," possibly married to a Friedrich/Frederick] Miller; they were possibly of Canada's prairie provinces, of North Dakota, and/or of Wisconsin. Mr & Mrs Miller also were possibly parents or other relatives of Syd Miller and wife of Sun City, AZ, in the late 20th century, and were probably closely-related to Catherine Elisabeth nee Hirsch Bohl of Russia, later of Nebraska, and finally of Wisconsin. "Mrs Miller" might have been an aunt of Catherine Hirsch Bohl, and so her maiden name might have been Dross. [I have access to 1930s/1940s snapshots of "Mrs Miller."]
4. descendants of Philipp Hein, b. 1866, of Russia, later of Sutton, Clay County, Nebraska. Mr. Hein is listed by my Grandparents on their Ship's Passenger List as "Uncle" and as their destination in the United States. I believe Mr. Hein was my Grandfather's Uncle, as I believe my Grandfather's mother's maiden name was "Hein."
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Kevin Stocker
George & Elizabeth Zwetzig / Henry & Elizabeth Braun
I read with some interest your memorial of Elizabeth Zwetzig Braun. She was my grandmother.
I will clairify the details about her life.
Elizabeth Zwetzig (born in 1901) was the oldest child of Geroge and Zwetzig. The family, 3 sons and 4 daughters, immigrated from the Volga River region of Russia to the United States in 1917, settling in Fort Morgan, Colorado before moving to Gering, Nebraska.
She married Henry Braun in Minatare, Nebraska in 1920. Henry & Elizabeth were amoung the first German immigrants in the North Platte Valley to purchase farm property and feed livestock. They raised 5 children (1 son and 4 daughters). Henry Braun was a successful farmer and cattle feeder and was well known and recognized his for progressive innovations in Nebraska agriculture.
Elizabeth was a homemaker that cared greatly about her family and friends.
Both were very generous and kind hearted toward strangers and people in need.
Henry & Elizabeth were members of Salem Congreational Church and The Germans from Russia Historical Society.
Henry died in 1980 at the age of 87.
Elizabeth died in 1985 at the age of 84.
Both are buried in the Fairview Cemetary at Scottsbluff, Nebraska near her parents, George and Elizabeth Zwetzig.
Added by Kevin Stocker on Oct 17, 2011 10:53 PM
Hal Sperber
Zwetzig, Elizabeth
According to the Riverside cemetery records in Sterling, she is buried there but there is no headstone. The only Zwetzig there, I took a picture of for you if you would like it. The records did say that Jacob Zwetzig was the lot owner of the gravesites of the Zwetzigs buried there. Incidently, there is an infant Zwetzig buried at the foot of Elizabeth's grave according to the Riverside cemetery records

Oddly enough, I was in the Fort Morgan cemetery and saw 2 stones with the name Zwetzig.
Added by Hal Sperber on Jul 25, 2010 7:20 PM
Judy H
RE: Gohlke / Rosenau
Hi,

My pleasure to take the photos for you. I added the photos for Ernestine Gohlke and Edward Janke. The view shot on Ernestine's page shows all 6 markers.

Carl and Anna's photos were added a few weeks ago.

Enjoy!
Added by Judy H on Jul 16, 2010 12:44 AM
kate
RE: Marinus VanHee gravestone
Hello GB,
Sorry I didn't know about John and his wife when I went looking for Marinus. I will try to get there again to see if I can locate them. I did look around for Marinus' wife as it said father on his stone but did not see anything for her. If I can find the brother and his wife perhaps she is there with them. I can tell you that Marinus' stone is a flat stone. not too hard to find. Not sure about east-west etc, but if you walk diagonally across the cemetery from the entrance gate you will find it near that far corner.

I will send you a note when I get back there to look for the others.

Kate
Added by kate on Jul 04, 2010 6:49 AM
Renee R
RE: Photo of Reggie Gohlke Suwyn's grave.
You are very welcome, I'm glad I could help.

Take Care,
Renee
Added by Renee R on Jun 30, 2010 3:10 PM
Mary Jo Noce
Marinus Van Hee
Hi! I've been to Brighton Cemetery and looked at all the grave markers that I could get to. However, there are many stones that are inaccessible. I'm trying to find a record of the plot number. If I can find out Marinus's plot number, then I'll go back with a scythe and try again to find it.
Mary Jo
Added by Mary Jo Noce on Jun 18, 2010 8:54 PM
Mary Jo Noce
Marinus Van Hee
Hi! I've been to Brighton Cemetery and looked at all the grave markers that I could get to. However, there are many stones that are inaccessible. I'm trying to find a record of the plot number. If I can find out Marinus's plot number, then I'll go back with a scythe and try again to find it.
Mary Jo
Added by Mary Jo Noce on Jun 18, 2010 8:43 PM
Judy H
Gohlke / Rosenau
Besides Herman Gohlke and Ottilie Rosenau, I have photos for Carl Rosenau, Anna Gohlke, Ernestine Gohlke and Edward Janke. They were all on the same lot. If you add pages, I can upload those photos also.
Added by Judy H on Jun 10, 2010 11:04 PM
 

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