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Dorothea Catharine Marie "Dora" Freise Kukuck
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Birth: Sep. 27, 1825
Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Death: Nov. 13, 1891
Kankakee County
Illinois, USA

Born in Idensen, Kingdom of Hanover to Johann Dietrich Christoph Freyse (sic) (1783-1852) m1810/14 Catharine Sophie Dorothee Senne (1792-1827). Her baptismal name was Katharine Marie Dorothee Freyse, but she was known as Dorothea or DORA. In America the name is usually spelled FREISE.

Dora married Ernst Heinrich Conrad Christoph (Henry) BRANDT on 6 Aug 1846 in Idensen. Four children were born there. Daughter Katharine Henriette Sophie Marie Brandt (1847-1849) was buried in Idensen.

The family immigrated on S. S. Rastede from Bremen to N. Y. 8 Jun 1852 with three children and siblings. The family name was spelled BRAND in America.

Henry purchased land in Limestone Twp. of Kankakee Co. IL but died in a cholera epidemic 2 months after they arrived along with a daughter Dorothy (1850-1852) and his brother and brother-in-law. No grave is found for little Dorothy who may have been buried with her father.

Left with a farm and 2 children, Dora married Ernest Christoph Kukuck on 20 Apr 1853 in Limestone Twp. of Kankakee Co.IL and became the beloved martiarch of two "families" and many descendants.

Two Brand children and 5 of 10 Kukuck children survived to adulthood. 
Family links: 
  Henry Ernst Heinrich Conrad Christoph Brand (1822 - 1852)
  Ernst Christoph Kukuck (1822 - 1894)*
  Henry Ernest Paul Brand (1847 - 1933)*
  Sophia Catharine Dorothea Henriette Brand Zahn (1849 - 1933)*
  Dorothea Brand (1850 - 1852)*
  Mary Dorothea Kukuck Voigt (1855 - 1892)*
  Mary Elizabeth Kukuck Voigt (1857 - 1928)*
  Christian Christopher Kukuck (1860 - 1938)*
  John Jacob Kukuck (1862 - 1942)*
  Rose Catherine Kukuck Piepho (1867 - 1948)*
*Calculated relationship
Shreffler Cemetery
Kankakee County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: My Family United-LTK
Originally Created by: Rosetta
Record added: Jul 22, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6627494
Dorothea Catharine Marie Dora <i>Freise</i> Kukuck
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Dorothea Catharine Marie Dora <i>Freise</i> Kukuck
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Dorothea Catharine Marie Dora <i>Freise</i> Kukuck
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Rest in Peace Great Great Grandmother
- My Family United-LTK
 Added: Aug. 10, 2014
Christmas joy to your memory, great-great-grandmother.
- Rosetta
 Added: Dec. 24, 2009
Your incredible faith, courage and stamina are a testimony to us. May your family continue to blossom, great-great-grandmother.
- Rosetta
 Added: Feb. 6, 2007
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