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 Dorothea Catharine Marie “Dora” <I>Freise</I> Kukuck

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Dorothea Catharine Marie “Dora” Freise Kukuck

  • Birth 27 Sep 1825 Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
  • Death 13 Nov 1891 Kankakee County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Kankakee County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 6627494

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.



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  • Maintained by: My Family United
  • Originally Created by: Rosetta
  • Added: 22 Jul 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6627494
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dorothea Catharine Marie “Dora” Freise Kukuck (27 Sep 1825–13 Nov 1891), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6627494, citing Shreffler Cemetery, Kankakee County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by My Family United (contributor 46590689) .