The first Emslanders arrived in central Missouri
in the mid-1830s. One group came from Lohne, in Schepsdorf parish,
and joined a larger group of emigrants from Westfalen who settled
in Osage County, MO. About the same time early emigrants from
the parishes of Meppen and Twist started arriving in central
Missouri but most of them settled in Cole County, across the
Osage River from Osage County. There were also at that time
a few emigrants from Aschendorf and Heede who settled on both
sides of the Osage River.Father Helias, who founded Catholic
parishes in the late 1830s and the 1840s in several small central
Missouri farming communities, took a census of all his (mostly
German) parishioners in 1838-39 which was entitled Liber
Status Animarum. From that census and from early parish
baptism and marriage records we can identify some of the earliest
Emslands who settled in Cole County, MO. One group lived in
or near Jefferson City and another group settled a little further
to the east in Liberty Township where the small town of Taos
was located, then known as Haarville. It is not clear (to me)
where exactly the boundary was located at that time which would
have separated the parishioners of St. Peter Parish in Jefferson
City from those in St. Francis Xavier Parish in Taos.
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A list of
the earlist Emslanders to settle in Cole County, MO, in the
area which was included in St. Francis Xavier parish (Taos),
during the 1830s (mostly after 1836)
Several of the emigrants named below
still need to have their birth information verified in Emsland
parish records, leaving thier identification as Emslanders
still uncertain although very probable.
KOESTER, born 1808 in Schepsdorf parish,
was listed on the census with his wife Margaretha Adelheid,
born ca 1802, and his brother Johan Herman. Bernard
may have arrived in 1834 on the ship Burgermeister
Schmidt or else in 1836 on the ship Ulysses.
|Johan Herman KOESTER,
born 1794 in Schepsdorf, was not married on the census
but was listed with his brother Bernard Joseph. He may
have arrived in 1838 on the ship Cumberland.
|Herman Heinrich KOETTING
(KORTING), born 1812 in Twist, was still
single on the census and listed with the HOCKER family
from Klein Ringe, Bentheim. He had arrived in 1838 on
the ship Gustav.
NIETERS, born ca 1776, probably in
Meppen, was listed with his wife Wilhelmina
THIEN, born ca 1788, probably in Meppen,
and 5 of their children - Joseph born
1814, Franz born 1817, Elisabeth
born 1822, Catharine born 1824 and
Francesca born 1829. Herman Heinrich
emigrated in 1836 with his son Franz on the ship Ulysses
and his wife Wilhelmina followed the next year with
the other children on the ship Frederica.
born in 1819 in Meppen, was listed on the census with
her parents and siblings and her husband Bernard SCHULTEN,
whom she married in March 1839, was listed just after
the family. Agnes arrived with her mother and siblings
in 1837 on the ship Frederica.
born in 1808 in Meppen, was listed on the census with
her husband Bernard REPHLO who was not an Emslander.
Helena arrived with her mother and siblings on the ship
Frederica in 1837.
born 1811 or 1813 in Meppen, was listed on the
census with his wife Wilhelmina NIETERS,
born 1811 in Meppen. The WAHDEN couple and their infant
son, Carl Joseph Herman born 1836 in
Meppen, made the emigration voyage in 1837 with Wilhelmina's
mother and siblings on the ship Frederica.
|John Bernard WOLKEN,
born 1793 in Hesepertwist, was listed on the census
with his wife Johanna KERPERIN,
born ca 1788, probably also in Hesepertwist, and their
7 children - Johan Heinrich Franz born
in 1815, Johan Herman born in 1817,
Anna Maria born in 1817, Johan
Bernard born in 1820, Franz Leopold
born in 1822 and twins Euphemia Gesina Adelheid
and Anna Maria Helena born in 1825.
The births of all the children have been verified in
Twist parish records. The WOLKEN family arrived in 1837
on the ship Gustav.
A list of
possible Emslanders who settled in Cole County, MO,
in the area included in St. Peter parish (Jefferson
City), during the years 1836 to 1839
Many of the emigrants named below still
need to have their birth information verified in the parish
records of Emsland leaving thier identification as Emslanders
uncertain until that is done.
|Susanna Adelheid KOESTER
was born ca 1810, probably in Lohne, Schepsdorf, and
was listed on the census with her husband Anton BAUERDICK
who was not an Emslander. Susanna Adelheid arrived in
1838 on the ship Cumberland.
|Gerhard Anton KRAMER,
born ca 1805, possibly in Aschendorf, was listed on
the census with his wife Tecla SCHMITZ,
born ca 1803, probably in Aschendorf, and their two
children Anna born ca 1831 and Catharine born ca 1834.
They arrived in 1838 on the ship Charlotte and Louisa.
was born ca 1809, possibly in Aschendorf. He was listed
on the census without a wife but did have a one-year-old
daughter, Mathilda. Anton has not yet been found
on any passenger or emigration list.
born ca 1811, possibly in Aschendorf, was single on
the census and listed with the family of Johan
Herman TELLMAN. He has not yet been found on a passenger
list or emigration list.
born in 1813 in Aschendorf, was single on the census
and listed with the family of Johan Herman TELLMAN.
He was the brother of Johan Herman's wife Susanna TELLMAN.
He has not yet been found on any passenger or emigration
|Johan Herman TELLMAN
born in 1792 in Aschendorf, was listed with his wife
Susanne TELLMAN (also her maiden name)
born in 1801 in Aschendorf, and their 5 children born
in Aschendorf - Anna in 1824, Maria in 1826, Joannes
Everhard in 1828, Elisabeth in 1830, Hermannus in 1833
- and their son Anton born in 1837 in Missouri. Baptismal
records for Herman, Susanna and all the children were
found in Aschendorf parish. In their household in Jefferson
City were also listed 2 TELLMAN brothers - Anton born
ca 1811 and Herman born ca 1813. Herman was Susanna's
brother but it is unclear who Anton was. The TELLMAN
family emigrated in 1837 according to the Osnabrueck
emigration index but they have not been found yet on
any passenger list.
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