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Amke Christrasten "Emma" Claaßen Decker
Birth: Sep. 6, 1823, Germany
Death: Nov. 23, 1898
Archer County
Texas, USA

Amke was the daughter of Ulrich Eden Claaßen and his wife Almuth Engelken of Eversmeer. She married Röttger Galts Decker in the parsonage of Westerholt , November 3,1844. Here is what the original Westerhold Church record says:

Den 3. Nov. wurde Röttger Galts Decker, 20 Jahre, Arbeiter zu Narp, sweiter Sohn des Arbeiters Gottfried Wilken Decker un dessen Ehefrau Hiemke Röttgers zu Narp, mit Amke Claaßen, 21 Jahre, einsige Tochter des Arbeiters Ulrich Eden Claaßen un dessen Ehefrau Almuth Engelken zu Eversmeer, in der Pastorei zu Westerholt copuliert. (1844)

Translation:

On November 3rd 1844, 20 year old Röttger Galts Decker, a worker of Narp and second son of the worker Gottfried Wilken Decker and his wife Hiemke Röttgers of Narp, married Amke Claaßen, 21 year old only daughter of the worker Ulrich Eden Classen and his wife Almuth Engelken of Eversmeer at the pastor's home in Westerholt.
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They had nine children: Hiemke Maria; Ulrich Eden Freese; Gottfried Röttger; Almuth Engelken; Hauke Wina; Stientje; Antje; Magrace; William Rhinehart. They immigrated from Bremen, Germany to New York on the ship Eider and arrived on March 28, 1885. They settled in the German community of Bowman, Texas and began farming. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Röttger Galts Decker (1823 - 1899)
 
 Children:
  Heimke Maria Decker Forcher (1845 - 1920)*
  Ulrich Eden Freese Decker (1847 - 1927)*
  Gottfried Röttger Decker (1849 - 1916)*
  Almuth Engelken Decker Oltmans (1852 - 1935)*
  Hauke Wina Decker Tammen (1855 - 1937)*
  Stientje Decker Schmith (1857 - 1885)*
  Antje Wilken Decker Koenig (1860 - 1947)*
  Magrace Decker Dietterle (1862 - 1892)*
  William Rhinehart Decker (1865 - 1953)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bowman Cemetery
Bowman
Archer County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Michelle Shreve
Originally Created by: TxRose
Record added: Oct 09, 2007
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Amke Christrasten Emma <i>Claaßen</i> Decker
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Amke Christrasten Emma <i>Claaßen</i> Decker
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Amke Christrasten Emma <i>Claaßen</i> Decker
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Rest in Peace Great-great-great-grandmother
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 Added: Oct. 5, 2010

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 Added: Oct. 9, 2007
 
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