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Family roots - the origin of our family
The origin of our family " Engelkes " is East Frisia. And so far we know, all Engelkes world-wide have their roots in this beautiful region in the northern Lower Saxony (Germany)
|Our branch of family are descendents from
Hinrich Engelkes (born.:16.12.1864; died 19.05.1926 in Leer/Ostfr.)
& Johanna Friederike Engelkes, born as Schippers (born.: 02.08.1886 in Nesse/Ostfr., died. 19.02.1929).
Hinrich and Johanna had 8 children:
Heinrich, Ella, Johann, Gerhard, Ulrich, Fritz, Karl and
But we are further on the search for our
We already know:
The Engelkes family goes back on Hinrich Engelkes and Gesche Engelkes geb. Harms, Grandparents of our GGFather Hinrich, which lived at the beginning of the 19th century in Leer/Ostfr. Its son Hinrich Engelkes (the father of our Hinrich E) was married to Elske Wambkelina E.born as Rodewald on 27.4.1856 .
Very many people with the name Engelkes are still living in the Netherlands and in the USA. How the family strings are connected , we cannot say.
We have the copy of a document ("
State OF Illinois, Ogle County ") about Wilke
Engelkes (born . 3.2.1836 in Eilsum. died 7.2.1912 in
White Rock, Illinois.) who married Trientje Harms in
1886. In the 2nd document is noted that Wilke E., citizen
of the kingdom of the " King of Hanover "
became at 21.1.1874 citizen of the " United States,
State of Illinois ". Wilke E. was a founder of the
Elim municipality of White Rock. His father was probably
the 1802 born Wilken Engelke, his grandfather the 1776
born Engelkes or Wilke Hillers ( from Visquard / Ostfr.).
A further family goes back on Antje Engelkes, geb. Jannsen, which was born at 24.6.1790 in Visquard. Their granddaughter Frauke E., geb. Hettinga (* 11,3,1834 in Pilsum) emigrated 1884 to America and became the grandmother of the Engelkes in PARK RAPIDS in MINNESOTA. Also in this family there are children with the name Wilke.
If one assumes the first name further-left itself with the Engelkes in paternal line, then one of the Wilke's must have had a brother with names Hinrich or Heinrich.
That is possibly the missing link between the Engelkes in the United States and the Heinrich descendants in East Frisia or Germany. And we look up!!!
For all, who are interested, here are a list of all informations we have about the roots of the american engelkes. (LIST)
Who has thus a Heinrich in its ancestor list, is probably related to us.
By the way: The oldest ancestor of
Engelkes in the USA is Hilke Engelkes born 1735 born and
died 1780 in Ihrhove/Ostfr.
ENGELKES world-wide: Email-List
|Country / Name||residence||homepage|
|Engelkes, Dora und Sven|
|Engelkes, Frauke & Peer||Siegen||Homepage|
|Engelkes, Lore †||Wolfsburg|
|Engelkes, Maike, Caspar & Rike||Weddingstedt|
|Engelkes, Ralf-Dieter & Birgit|
|Engelkes, Kimberly||Seattle, WA|
|Engelkes, Heiko †||Paris||Homepage|
|Engelkes, Nina (Catharina)|
|Engelkes, Eleni Julia|
|Engelkes, Chad||Holland, IA|
|Engelkes, Charles||La Porte City, IA|
|Engelkes, David||Wellsburg, IA|
|Engelkes, Eileen M.||Rochelle, IL|
|Engelkes, Eddi||Hartley, IA|
& Billy Joe
Children: Joe ('88) Everett ('87)
|Engelkes, John R.||Homepage|
|Engelkes, Johnaengelkes A||Wellsburg, IA|
|Engelkes. Kimberly||Parkersburg, IA|
|Engelkes, Mary Susan||Concord, CA|
Engelkes literature of the world
Theodor Fontane: Stechlin
"So war denn also das Programm festgestellt, und nachdem Dubslav mit Engelkes Hilfe seinen noch ziemlich neuen weißen Filzhut, den er sehr schonte, mit einem wotanartigen schwarzen Filzhut vertauscht und einen schweren Eichenstock in die Hand..."
(Theodor Fontane was a famous german poet)