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Thiesfeld and Theesfeld Families of the USA

This page is for the surname Thiesfeld.  If you have comments relative to the family or would
like your Thiesfeld ancestors to appear on this page, please contact  nancy@lincolnfamily.org.
I'd welcome any further information about these or any other Thiesfeld/Theesfeld families who came to the US.  

The various branches of the family in the US will be found under the state where the family
 originally settled in the US.

MINNESOTA


Heinrich Wilhelm Thiesfeld
  b. of Hingste, Wechold, Hannover, Germany
& Sophie Maria Williges
  b. 29 May 1797, Horst, Wechold, Hannover, Germany
  d. 17 Dec 1842, Hingste, Wechold, Hannover, Germany
  m. 6 Jun 1825, Hingste, Wechold, Hannover, Germany
|    Thiesfeld
|      b. Germany
|    Johann Heinrich Thiesfeld*
|      b. 10 Mar 1827, Hingste, Wechold, Hannover, Germany
|      d. 7 May 1890
|    & Christina Elisabeth Rebbe
|      b. 15 Jun 1829, Drverden, Hannover, Germany
|      d. 12 May 1872, USA
|      m. 11 Oct 1853, St.Cosmaeet-, Damiani Kirche, Hassel/Weser, Germany
|    |    Thiesfeld
|    |      b. 15 Oct 1854, Fredelake, Wechold, Hannover, Germany
|    |      d. 3 Nov 1854, Fredelake, Wechold, Hannover, Germany
|    |    Margarete Dorothea Thiesfeld
|    |      b. 26 Mar 1856, Fredelake, Wechold, Hannover, Germany
|    |      d. bef 1935
|    |    & Fred Schuft
|    |    Sophie Marie Thiesfeld
|    |      b. 7 Mar 1858, Fredelake, Wechold, Hannover, Germany
|    |      d. 18 Nov 1863, Fredelake, Wechold, Hannover, Germany
|    |    Heinrich Friedrich Dietrich Thiesfeld
|    |      b. 12 May 1861, Fredelake, Wechold, Hannover, Germany
|    |      d. 30 May 1935, Glencoe, McLeod, Minnesota
|    |    & Anna Dorothea Bargmann
|    |      b. 17 May 1872, Eitzendorf, Hannover, Germany
|    |      d. 9 Jul 1941, Glencoe, McLeod, Minnesota
|    |      m. 7 Apr 1893, Hamburg, Carver, Minnesota
|    |    |    Heinrich_Hermann Friedrich Gottfried Thiesfeld
|    |    |      b. 4 Jun 1894, Green Isle, Sibley, Minnesota
|    |    |      d. 30 Aug 1983, Glencoe, McLeod, Minnesota
|    |    |    & Elisa M. Buckentin
|    |    |      b. 17 Aug 1894, Hamburg, Carver, Minnesota
|    |    |      d. 6 Nov 1988, Glencoe, McLeod, Minnesota
|    |    |      m. 28 Oct 1919, Hamburg, Carver, Minnesota
|    |    |    Sophia Dorothea Thiesfeld
|    |    |      b. 23 Nov 1895, Green Isle, Sibley, Minnesota
|    |    |      d. 23 Mar 1996, Glencoe, McLeod, Minnesota
|    |    |    & Ernst Heinrich Friedrich Brelje
|    |    |      b. 21 Oct 1891, Glencoe, McLeod, Minnesota
|    |    |      d. 10 May 1975, Glencoe, McLeod, Minnesota
|    |    |      m. 23 Sep 1919, Glencoe, McLeod, Minnesota
|    |    |    Maria Dorothea Thiesfeld
|    |    |      b. 25 Aug 1897, Green Isle, Sibley, Minnesota
|    |    |      d. 15 Jun 1977, Glencoe, McLeod, Minnesota
|    |    |    & Christoph Hanson
|    |    |      b. 8 Apr 1897, Minnesota
|    |    |      d. 11 Aug 1963, Minnesota
|    |    |      m. 12 Oct 1921, Glencoe, McLeod, Minnesota
|    |    |    Dietrich Friedrich Hermann Thiesfeld
|    |    |      b. 1 Aug 1899, Green Isle, Sibley, Minnesota
|    |    |      d. 16 Jun 1984, Moses Lake, Grant, Washington
|    |    |    & Emma Juliana Pauline Lemke
|    |    |      b. 4 Aug 1904, Johnson, Traverse, Minnesota
|    |    |      d. 21 Oct 1994, Moses Lake, Grant, Washington
|    |    |      m. 12 Apr 1923, Glencoe, McLeod, Minnesota
|    |    |    Wilhelmina Anna Thiesfeld
|    |    |      b. 24 Jan 1902, Green Isle, Sibley, Minnesota
|    |    |      d. 8 Jul 1972, Glencoe, McLeod, Minnesota
|    |    |    & Otto John Wilhelm Mackenthun
|    |    |      b. 26 Dec 1898, Green Isle, Sibley, Minnesota
|    |    |      d. 1 Jul 1972, Glencoe, McLeod, Minnesota
|    |    |      m. 7 Jun 1923, Glencoe, McLeod, Minnesota
|    |    |    Christina Sophia Ella Thiesfeld
|    |    |      b. 22 Nov 1903, Green Isle, Sibley, Minnesota
|    |    |      d. 9 Jul 1992, Glencoe, McLeod, Minnesota
|    |    |    & Arthur Brelje
|    |    |      b. 2 May 1899, Glencoe, McLeod, Minnesota
|    |    |      d. 25 Jan 1978, Glencoe, McLeod, Minnesota
|    |    |      m. 21 Aug 1923, Glencoe, McLeod, Minnesota
|    |    |    Martin Wilhelm Friedrich Thiesfeld
|    |    |      b. 10 Jun 1906, Glencoe, McLeod, Minnesota
|    |    |      d. 3 Feb 1997, Glencoe, McLeod, Minnesota
|    |    |    & Hilma Caroline Sorenson
|    |    |      b. 15 Dec 1907, Stanley, Wisconsin
|    |    |      d. 26 Nov 1998, Glencoe, McLeod, Minnesota
|    |    |      m. 5 Jun 1932, Glencoe, McLeod, Minnesota
|    |    |    Arnold Heinrich Otto Thiesfeld
|    |    |      b. 4 Sep 1913, Glencoe, McLeod, Minnesota
|    |    |      d. 9 Jan 1999, Glencoe, McLeod, Minnesota
|    |    |    & Luverne Bierman
|    |    |      b. 13 Feb 1919
|    |    |      m. 15 May 1938, Glencoe, McLeod, Minnesota
|    |    Hermann Heinrich Friedrich Thiesfeld
|    |      b. 8 Jun 1868, Fredelake, Wechold, Hannover, Germany
|    |      d. 29 FEB 1869, Fredelake, Wechold, Hannover, Germany
|    |    Marie Margareta Thiesfeld
|    |      b. 2 Jan 1870, Fredelake, Wechold, Hannover, Germany
|    Johann Heinrich Thiesfeld*
|      b. 10 Mar 1827, Hingste, Wechold, Hannover, Germany
|      d. 7 May 1890
|    & Sophia Hoffmeier
|      b. 20 Apr 1831
|      d. 13 Jul 1895
|      m. aft 1872
|    Friedrich Wilhelm Anton Thiesfeld
|      b. 29 Jun 1834, Of Heesen, Hilgermissen, Hannover, Germany
|      d. 7 Feb 1887, Hamburg, Carver, Minnesota
|    & Dorothea Margaretha Adelheid Borrmann
|      b. 11 Feb 1835, Wechold, Hannover, Germany
|      d. 23 Dec 1915, Glencoe, McLeod, Minnesota
|      m. 1863, Germany
|    |    Maria Elisabeth Dorothea Thiesfeld*
|    |      b. 20 Dec 1865, Heesen, Hilgermissen, Hannover, Germany
|    |      d. 4 Nov 1946, Glencoe, McLeod, Minnesota
|    |    & John Herman Bargmann
|    |      b. 28 Apr 1861, Eitzendorf, Hannover, Germany
|    |      d. 23 Jul 1946, Glencoe, McLeod, Minnesota
|    |      m. 22 Nov 1889
|    |    |    Henry D. Bargmann
|    |    |      b. 22 Nov 1890
|    |    |      d. 11 Aug 1979
|    |    |    & Bertha Katherine Anna Brelje
|    |    |      b. 30 Dec 1892
|    |    |      d. 8 OCT 1971/1972
|    |    |      m. 22 Oct 1916, Glencoe, McLeod, Minnesota
|    |    |    Dora Bargmann
|    |    |      b. 17 May 1893
|    |    |      d. 22 Sep 1987
|    |    |    & Robert Perschau
|    |    |      b. 5 Jul 1889
|    |    |      d. 3 Feb 1955
|    |    |      m. 5 Jan 1919
|    |    |    Edwin Bargmann
|    |    |      b. 15 Jun 1902
|    |    |      d. 17 Oct 1986
|    |    |    & Martha Brelje
|    |    |      b. 19 May 1902
|    |    |      d. 13 Oct 1986
|    |    |      m. 12 Nov 1926
|    |    Maria Elisabeth Dorothea Thiesfeld*
|    |      b. 20 Dec 1865, Heesen, Hilgermissen, Hannover, Germany
|    |      d. 4 Nov 1946, Glencoe, McLeod, Minnesota
|    |    |    Frederick Thiesfeld
|    |    |      b. 1884
|    |    |      d. 1959
|    |    Heinrich Thiesfeld
|    |      b. abt 1866, Germany
|    |      d. bef 1880, Germany
|    |    Maria Margaretha Thiesfeld
|    |      b. 17 Sep 1867, Heesen, Wechold, Hannover, Germany
|    |      d. 7 May 1949, Gaylord, Minnesota
|    |    & Johann Diedrich Meyer
|    |      b. 16 Oct 1856, Hilgermissen, Hannover, Germany
|    |      d. 28 Jul 1927, Gaylord, Minnesota
|    |      m. 5 Mar 1886, Hamburg, Minnesota
|    |    |    William John Frederic Meyer
|    |    |      b. 6 Mar 1887, Sibley Twp., Sibley, Minnesota
|    |    |      d. 24 Dec 1960, Gaylord, Minnesota
|    |    |    & Rose Schmidt
|    |    |      b. 10 Mar 1896
|    |    |      d. 17 Apr 1937
|    |    |      m. 2 Jun 1915
|    |    |    Henry John Meyer
|    |    |      b. 18 Sep 1889
|    |    |      d. 24 May 1958
|    |    |    Ernest Herman Meyer*
|    |    |      b. 11 Feb 1892, Sibley Twp., Sibley, Minnesota
|    |    |      d. 5 Mar 1982, Gaylord, Minnesota
|    |    |    & Minnie Manthey
|    |    |      b. 13 Dec
|    |    |      d. 6 Dec
|    |    |    Ernest Herman Meyer*
|    |    |      b. 11 Feb 1892, Sibley Twp., Sibley, Minnesota
|    |    |      d. 5 Mar 1982, Gaylord, Minnesota
|    |    |    & Helen Dorothea Emma Kramer
|    |    |      b. 14 Dec 1898, Gibbon, Minnesota
|    |    |      d. 12 May 1989, Gaylord, Minnesota
|    |    |      m. 12 Dec 1929, Gibbon, Minnesota
|    |    |    Arthur Friedrich Meyer
|    |    |      b. 14 Mar 1894
|    |    |      d. 11 Jul 1964
|    |    |    Frieda Elizabeth Anna Meyer
|    |    |      b. 27 Apr 1896, Gaylord, Minnesota
|    |    |      d. 8 Jan 1997, Gaylord, Minnesota
|    |    |    & Otto Severin
|    |    |      b. 12 Jun
|    |    |      d. 3 Jun 1970, Gaylord, Minnesota
|    |    |      m. 2 Sep 1917
|    |    |    Laverna Meyer
|    |    |      b. 7 MAR 1897/1898
|    |    |    Otto Diedrich Meyer
|    |    |      b. 13 Jan 1899
|    |    |      d. 23 Nov 1971
|    |    |    & Anna Ebert
|    |    |      b. 5 Apr 1898
|    |    |      d. 18 Dec 1977
|    |    |    Laura Dorothea Mary Meyer
|    |    |      b. 21 Jan 1903
|    |    |      d. 28 Sep 1987
|    |    |    & Louis Uecker
|    |    |      b. 22 Aug 1900
|    |    |      d. 27 Jun 1965
|    |    |      m. 8 Sep 1926, Gaylord, Minnesota
|    |    |    Alfred Henry Meyer
|    |    |      b. 18 Jul 1905, Gaylord, Minnesota
|    |    |      d. 4 Jun 1994, Gaylord, Minnesota
|    |    |    & ELse Uecker
|    |    |      b. 7 Jan 1907, Gaylord, Minnesota
|    |    |      d. 18 Mar 1986, Gaylord, Minnesota
|    |    |      m. 30 Sep 1939, Gaylord, Minnesota
|    |    Sophie Thiesfeld
|    |      b. 2 Jan 1875, Heesen, Wechold, Hannover, Germany
|    |      d. 12 Jun 1948
|    |    & Henry H. Jensen
|    |      b. 31 MAR 1871/1872, Glencoe, McLeod, Minnesota
|    |      d. 30 Sep 1947
|    |      m. 20 Jun 1895, Helen Twp, Minnesota
|    |    |    Arthur Herman Jensen
|    |    |      b. 7 Apr 1896
|    |    |      d. 25 Apr 1984
|    |    |    & Erna Sophia Ruehmer
|    |    |      b. 10 May 1899
|    |    |      d. 26 Jan 1986
|    |    |      m. 1 Jun 1920
|    |    |    Lydia Jensen
|    |    |      b. 6 Oct 1898
|    |    |      d. 12 Mar 1964
|    |    |    & Percy J. Hall
|    |    |      b. 20 Dec 1893
|    |    |      d. 30 Nov 1964
|    |    |      m. 1 Feb 1921
|    |    |    Harvey Jensen
|    |    |      b. 4 Oct 1901
|    |    |      d. 7 Nov 1979
|    |    |    & Eleanor Kattke
|    |    |      b. 13 Oct 1906
|    |    |      m. 12 Aug 1926
|    |    |    Elvin Edward Jensen*
|    |    |      b. 19 Oct 1904
|    |    |      d. 9 Aug 1991
|    |    |    & Alma Schlauderhoff
|    |    |      b. 15 Sep 1908
|    |    |      d. 21 Jun 1967
|    |    |      m. 23 Sep 1928
|    |    |    Elvin Edward Jensen*
|    |    |      b. 19 Oct 1904
|    |    |      d. 9 Aug 1991
|    |    |    & Eleanor Booth Carstens
|    |    |      b. 25 Oct 1910
|    |    |      m. 13 May 1971
|    |    |    Mathilda Bertha Jensen
|    |    |      b. 11 May 1907
|    |    |      d. 12 Jan 1993
|    |    |    & Donald Clarke King
|    |    |      b. 2 Nov 1902
|    |    |      d. 10 Jun 1985
|    |    |      m. 13 Apr 1927
|    Thiesfeld
|      b. Germany
|      d. Germany
|    Thiesfeld
|      b. Germany
|      d. Germany


Sisters, Anna and Maria Thiesfeld left their home in Wechold, Germany, arriving at Ellis
 Island 26 Aug 1923.  Anna was 17 and Maria was 22.  They arrived on the ship "Albert
 Ballin", departing from the port of Hamburg, Germany. gave their destination as
Glencoe, MN...to their uncle, Diedrich Thiesfeld and wife, who paid for their passage.  
Their father is given as Lud. Thiesfeld of Wechold, Germany.  I don't know just how they
fit in to the family.  An Anna Thiesfeld married 10 Nov 1926 to Arthur W. Buckentin of
Minnesota.  It could be the same Anna.


MISSOURI

Diedrich Thiesfeld
     b. 14 May 1846 Compe, Hannover, Germany
     d. 10 Jan. 1924  Fairfax, Atchison, Missouri
     md. 1879
Helen Phillippina Kuechemann
     b. 14 Sept. 1855
     d.  5 Dec. 1917 Fairfax, Atchison, Missouri
Children:
1.  Agusta b. 1879 Fairfax, d. 1959 Fairfax, Atchison, MissouriEmma  Katherina 1881 Fairfax, Atchison, Missouri
2.  Emma  Katherina 1881 Fairfax, Atchison, Missouri
3.  Anna Louise b. 6 Jan 1883-5 Fairfax, d. 10 May 1965
4. William Frank b. 15 Oct. 1886 Fairfax, d. 22 Dec. 1956  md. Okie Marie Stamper
5.  Mary Bertha b. 1888 Fairfax, d. 1969   md. Joe Young Seymour

ILLINOIS

Ulrich Thiesfeld b. abt. 1807 Westerholt, Hannover
Lipke or Wubke Thiesfeld b.1813 Hannover
   1. Carl b. 1840 Westerholt, Hannover
   2.  Gesche b. 1838 Westerholt, d. 1928
   3.  Hinrich b. 1843 Westerholt,
   4.  Johann b. 1846 Westerholt
   5.  Heimke b. 1851 Westerholt
   6.  Etje b. 1853 Westerholt
   7.  Bernh.(Behrend) b. abt 1856  Westerholt
   8.  Ulrich b. 1859 Westerholt
1880 census, Olio, Woodford, Illinois p. 544A

Carl Theesfeld (1840-1924) (child #1 of Ulrich) md. Antje DeFreese
   1.  Herman Behrends Theesfeld b. 1894 Illinois

Heinrich Theesfeld(child #3 of Ulrich) b. abt. 1843 Germany md. 1869 Illinois to Anna Kathrina Siebens
Children:
1.  Ulrich  b. 10 Oct 1870   Woodford Co. Illinois
2.  Simon b. 8 Feb. 1872  Illinois md. 1897 to Wilhelmina Folkers at Manson, Calhoun, Iowa
3.  Tena b. 14 May 1873 Woodford Co. Illinois
4.  Charles Heinrich (Carl) b. 13 Nov 1874 Woodford Co. Illinois
5.  Margaret W. b. 14 Apr. 1876 Flanagan, Livingston, Illinois
6.  Martin William b. 3 Dec 1877 Flanagan, Livingston, Illinois
7.  Sena b. 17 Dec 1881 Illinois
8.  Henry b. 26 Nov 1888  Del Rey Co. Illinois
possible child, Mary, b. 1884
In 1880, they were at Nebraska, Livingston, Illinois...1880 census p. 26C.


John Thiesfeld b. 1846 Hannover (child #4 of Ulrich)
Gretchen Thiesfeld b. ab.t 1856 Hannover
  1.  August b. 21 Oct 1874 Woodford Co. Illinois
  2.  Ulrich Janssen b. 26 Apr. 1876 Woodford Co. Illinois
  3.  Aggie (Anne?)  b. 21 Aug 1877 Woodford Co. Illinois
  4.  Margreta (Margaret)  b.31 Oct. 1878 Woodford Co. Illinois
  5.  Minnie b. 26 Jan 1881 Illinois
  6.  Sena b. 7 Apr. 1882
  7.  John b. 5 Dec 1883
  8.  Charles b. 27 Jun 1885 Illinois
  9.  George b. 29 Apr 1887 Iroquois Co. Illinois
 10. John b. 15 Apr 1889 Iroquois Co. Illinois
 11. Henry b. 22 May 1891  Illinois
1880 census Olio Woodford, Illinois p. 542A

Sophia Thiesfeld b abt.  1862  Illinos
1880 census, Peotone, Will, Illinois p. 380A

NEBRASKA

Information on the Nebraska Thiesfelds came from Carolyn Thiesfeld Bartels
at  jcbartels@alltel.net

Gerd Henrich Thiesfeld d. 17 Sep 1859
md.
Catharina Dora Stieghan b. 16 Aug 1791  d. 26 Nov 1856
Child:
Johann Gerd Thiesfeld
b. 23 Sep 1829
d. 1855 Dolldorf, Hannover, Germany

Johann Gerd Thiesfeld (1829-1855)
md. 
Anna Maria Margaretha Misegades
Children:
1.  Gerd Heinrich Friedrich Thiesfedl b. 1856
2.  Margaretha Maria Doris Thiesfeld b. 1859
3.  Christian Dietrich Friedrich Thiesfeld b. 1860
4.  Friedrich Dietrich Wilhelm Thiesfeld b. 1862
5.  Dietrich Friedrich Christian Thiesfeld b. 7 Jan 1864 
6.  Rudolph Hermann Diederich Thiesfeld b. 7 Jan 1864 d.7 Jun 1924
7.  Hermann Friedrich Thiesfeld b. 1865
8.  Georg Heinrich Friedrich Thiesfeld b. 1867
9.  Dorette Louise Thiesfeld b. 1869

Rudolph Thiesfeld (1864-1924)
md. 29 Mar 1894
Elise M. Grannamann b. 19 Nov 1870 Burr, Nebraska, d. 30 Dec 1951 Nebraska
Children:

1.  Gerd/George Henry Thiesfeld b. 7 Jan 1895  d. 13 Jan. 1955
2.  Rudolph William Thiesfeld b. 14 Sep 1896  d. 4 Dec 1967
3.  Rosa Lena Thiesfeld b. 16 Sep 1898  d. 15 Apr 1975
4.  Hulda Marie Thiesfeld  b. 20 Jan 1901  d. 9 May 1985
5.  Henry Ervin Thiesfeld  b. 6 Dec 1902  d. 24 May 1983
6.  Harold Dietrich Thiesfeld b. 21 Dec 1904  d. 31 Dec 1904
7.  Alma Harolvina Thiesfeld b. 24 Feb 1906  d. 30 May 1972
8.  Louis William Thiesfeld b. 29 Jul 1908  d. 3 Jan 1988
9.  Reinhold John Thiesfeld b. 20 Aug 1911  d. 4 Jan 1975
10. Lydia Elizabeth Thiesfeld b. 4 Nov 1915


My grandfather came to America with his twin brother, Dick in 1884.  They came on 
the S.S. Baltimore and landed in New York on September 20.  They were each given 
$900 before they emigrated as their oldest brother inherited the German farm.  They
 ran out of money in Chicago, so they stayed there and worked for awhile.  They had 
an older brother, William who settled near Syracuse, Nebraska.  He probably came 
under the same arrangement.  Dick finally settled near Talmage, Nebraska.  
My grandfather, Rudolph, batched with John Bruns, a German friend or possible
 relative, near Burr, Nebraska before his marriage to my grandmother, Elise 
Grannemann.  They were neighbors.  After their marriage they settled near 
Sterling, Nebraska.  My grandmother’s parents were Henry and Christina Von 
Beran Grannemann.  She had one sister who died at the age of 8.  Her parents 
originally settled near Elkport, Iowa before moving to Helena, Nebraska near Burr.  
These communities are all in southeastern Nebraska.  The Grannemanns’ came to 
America in 1857 via New Orleans as their sailship was 16 weeks drifting off course.  
They were meant to land in New York.  The Grannemann’s hailed from Northhemern, 
Land Kreis of Minden in Westfalen.  


Hermann Diederich Rudolph Thiesfeld was born January 7, 1864 and died June 7, 1924 
 He married Elise Mary Grannemann on March 29, 1894.  She was born November 
19, 1870 and died December 30, 1951.  
Ten children were born to them:  
George Henry, January 7, 1895 – January 13, 1955
Rudolf William, September 14, 1896 – December 4, 1957
Rosa Lena Christina Zahn, September 16, 1898 – April 15, 197
Hulda Marie Thiesfeld, January 20, 1901 – died (I need to find the obituary)
Henry Ervin Thiesfeld, December 6, 1902 – died (I need to find the obituary)
Harold Dietrich, December 21, 1904 – December 31, 1904
Alma Harolvina Lowrey, February 24, 1906 – May 30, 1972
Louis William Thiesfeld July 29, 1908 – January 3, 1988
Reinhold John Thiesfeld, August 20, 1911 – January 4, 1975
Lydia Elizabeth Egger, November 4, 1915 – died ( I need to find the obituary).       
All my aunts and uncles stayed in southeastern Nebraska with the exception of
 Alma Lowrey who moved to Spickard, Missouri.  

We have a sketchy history of our Thiesfeld lineage before the immigration of 
my grandfather Rudolph Thiesfeld.  The family originated at Dedendorf from where
 they moved to Dolldorf.  The Thiesfelds worked as hired hands on the Norman farm 
for several hundred years until the farmer Ehler Norman and his wife had three 
daughters but no sons.  The oldest daughter, Catherina Margaretta Elise inherited
 the farm.  She was born September 3, 1760.  She married Jurgen Heinrich Stieghan
 of Ribbesbuttel on January 20, 1786.  The farm seems to have passed thru the 
hands of women for many years since living sons weren’t to be found. 

The Stieghans had no sons but 3 daughters who all lived on the farm.  One of them
 was Catherina Dora Maria born August 16, 1791. Her mother Catherian 
 died February 22, 1803.   Her father, Jurgen Heinrich Stieghan died in 1802. 
 Catherina Dora married Johann Friedrich Leiding (Leyding) on April 29, 1814.
She gave birth to twins who died shortly thereafter.  They had one son, Gerd 
Heinrich Leiding who was born June 21, 1816.  His father died August 19, 1819. 
The widow Lieding, maiden name Stieghan then married Gerd Heinrich Thiesfeld. 
 He worked as lower help in the area of Meemson.  From this marriage there was
 a stillborn child and 6 living children with 4 dying in their youth.  Another 
drowned at the age of 20.  Only the second youngest son survived, Johann Gerd 
Thiesfeld born September 23, 1829.

So now Catheria Dora Stieghan Leiding Thiesfeld has 2 living sons…one from
 each marriage.  According to tradition then, when Leiding was 21 years old, he 
could have taken possession of his father’s farm, but since his mother was the 
owner and not his father, both sons were equally righted.  At the age of 40, he 
did get the farm in 1856 when his mother died, and his half-brother, Johann 
Gerd Thiesfeld bought a larger farm in Dolldorf near Lohe.  Catherina  Dora 
Stieghan Leiding Thiesfeld died November 26, 1856.   His father, Johann Gerd 
Thiesfeld died September 17, 1859.  

Johann Gerd Thiesfeld (the son) married Anna Maria Margaretha Misegades in 1855
 in Dolldorf.  They had 2 daughters and 7 sons as far as we know.  One of those sons
 was my grandfather, Herman Diederich Rudolph born January 7, 1864 – June 7, 1924.  
 He had a twin brother, Diederich Friedrich Christian and an older brother, 
Friedrich Dietrich Wilhelm born in 1862. These 3 brothers all settled in 
southeastern Nebraska as I have already mentioned.  Gerd Heinrich Friedrich born in 
1856 remained on the German farm as I have already noted.  His sister Dorette 
Louise born in 1869 married a Meinking and she remained in Germany near
 the homeplace.  We are familiar with Gerd and Louise because 
my grandmother and father visited them in 1930.  We know nothing about
 my grandfather’s other brothers and sisters except that Margaretha Maria Doris
 born in 1859 may have emigrated to Boston and operated a cranberry bog.  We 
have a Christian Dietrich Friedrich born in 1860, Herman Friedrich born in 1865,
 and Georg Heinrich Friedrich born in 1867 of whom we have no further info

UNKNOWN DESTINATION--Possibly Illinois

The following family left their home in Germany and gave their
 destination as the US.  I don't know where they actually went in the
 US.  Information from passenger list of people who traveled from
 Bremen to New York.  This record is from 1864.

Diedr. Thiesfeld, age 29, of Schierholz, Wechold, Hannover, Germany
Charlotte Thiesfeld age 37
Elisabeth Thiesfeld age 7
Dorothea Thiesfeld age 5
Heinrich Thiesfeld age 4
Charlotte Thiesfeld age 3
Johann Thiesfeld age 9 m.

It is possible that the family above went to Illinois.  Information
 supplied by Debbie Russo (jdrusso@indy.net) on her Thiesfeld family does fit in many
 ways.  Here is her Thiesfeld family:

 Diedrich Thiesfeld  b. ? Nov 1835  d. 21 Feb 1921  (born in Hanover, Germany)
     Charlotte Campe     b. 3 Jan  1827  d. 10 Apr 1875  (  **   **   **             **       )
          Ludwig Henrich  b. 9 Dec 1859  d. 12 Feb 1942  (   **  **    **             **     )
          Maria Katherina Wilhelmina Schroeder  b. 28 Aug 1865  d.  9 Oct 193
               Emma Katherine Maria  b. 25 Dec 1886  d.  4 Sept 1887
               Frederick Wilhelm Deitrich  b. 14 July 1889  d.  6 Mar 1977
               Anna Elise   b. Nov 1891  d. ?
               Walter Johann Friederich  b. 30 Mar 1894  d. 11 Apr 1972
               Laura Emma Sophie b. 19 Jan 1998  d. ? m. 18 Feb 1926 to Wallace Behrens

          Sophie Rebecca  b. 26 Oct 1861
          Nikolaus Ulfert   b. 15 Apr 1859  m. 13 Oct 188?
                 Geska Sophia  b. 18 July 1883
                  Melosine Lienche Elizabeth b.  5 June 1885
                  Maria Wilhelmina Katherine  b.  1 Dec 1886
                  Diedrich Heinrich    b.  31 Oct 1888
                  Johann August Friederich  b. 16 July 1890
                  Anna Emma Sophia  b.  3 March 1892
                  Charlotte Frieda   b.  3 Nov 1893
                  Nickolaus  b. 7 Dec 1894  d.  18 Dec 1894
                  Minna Emma Dorothea  24 Nov 1895
                  Heinrich Nikloaus 15 Aug 1897 d. 13 Oct 1899

          Johann Heinrich Deitrich   b. 29 Jan 1864 d. 29 Dec 1879

           Melosina Dorothea  25 Dec 1867  d. 18 Sept 1925
           Wilhelm Heinrich Schroeder b. ?             d. ?                 m.  6 Aug 1891
                    Christoph Diedrich  b 20 Seot 1892  d.  30 Sept 1892
                     Wilhelmina Sophie Dorothea  b. 13 May 1894  d. 22 Feb 1895
                     Albert Heinrich Carl b. 14 Oct 1895  d. ?
                     Edward Friedrich Heinrich  b. 13 Jan 1897  d.  10 Mar 1968
                     Anna Elizabeth  b. 2 June 1998  d. ?
                     Bertha Charlotte  b. 7 Nov 1900  d. 13 Aug 1980
                     August Wilhelm  b.  24 Mar 1902  d. ?
                     Linda Marie Wilmelmina  b. 22 Dec 1905  d. ?
                     Philip Alfred Frederick b. 3 Sept 1907  d. ?
                     Loraine Maria  b.  11 Oct 1909  d. ?

          Frederich Heinrich  b. 21 Feb 1869  d. 4 Sept 1946
          Emma Maria Hermine Voight  b.  25 Dec 1874  d. 13 Apr 1952 m. 6 June ??
    *               Johann Heinrich Dietrich b. 24 Apr 1897  d. 22 Feb 1992
                     Fred August Wilhelm b 14 July 1999  d. ??
                     Frieda Maria Charlotte b 16 Nov 1901  d.  26 Oct 1978
                     Lenora Ann Melosina  b. 18 Feb 1905  d. ??

Dietrich and second wife: m. July 1876
Wiebke Henning Engeland  b. 8 Nov 1840 d. 15 May 1877 (born in Germany)
       (widow of Claus Engeland.  m. 11 July 1869)
       ( they had one child: Anna Magelina Engeland b. 19 May 1872  d. 23 Dec 1880)

Dietrich and third wife:  m. 27 Sept 1878
Sophia Maria Dorothea Schneeweis  b. 7 Aug 1844  d. 19 Oct 1883
       Charlotte Marie Dorothea b. 14 June 1880  d. 2 July 1954
       Wilhelmina Friedricka Geske b. 24 Mar 1882  d. ?
Dietrich and fourth wife: m. between 1884 and 1888
Maria Bernan Voigt  b. 16 Feb 1834  d. 10 July 1909  (she was born in Austria)
     (widow of Carl Voigt, children:  Louise, Johann, Emma)

Dietrich and fifth wife: m. 13 Oct 1903
Maria Schultz Lorenz  b. 12 July 1849  d. 10 July 1901
      (she was married to Johann Lorenz on April 4, 1875 and came to America in 1882 to Beecher, IL)
      (she is buried with Lorenz)


Johann Heinrich Dietrich Thiesfeld  (my grandfather)
Hattie Marie Gast b. 24 Sept 1897  d. 24 Jan 1963  m. 23 June 1921
      Verlin Thiesfeld   b. 23 Oct 1922  d.
       Franklin Thiesfeld b. 2 Dec 1924
       Ruth Marie  b. 23 Sept 1930  (my Mom!)
       Eleanor Ann  b. 2 Jan 1939
















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