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TELKEN, THELKEN, THEELKEN, DELKEN

TELKEN, Anna Margaretha
BORN: Mar 18, 1812, Schwefingen (parish in Meppen)
DIED: Sep 11, 1845, age 32, St. Louis, MO
PARENTS: Wenceslaus THEELKEN
Anna Maria TEMMEN
EMIGRATION: 1843 - arrived New Orleans May 19, 1843 on the ship J H Adams with her husband and daughter - but only her husband, as head of house, was listed by name - H H Berens from Huentel, travelling to St. Louis with his wife and child (age 5-12.)
MARRIED: Herman Henrich BERENS his entry
CHILDREN: A Maria BEHRENS b. 1836 in Schwefingen, m. LINNEMANN
Bd Heinr BEHRENS born 1843; died 1844, St. Louis, MO
M Catharine BEHRENS (BERNS) born 1845, St. Louis, MO
NOTES: Not long after Anna Margaretha's early death, Herman Heinrich Berens married Maria Gesina Lammers but he died the following year. The widow Maria Gesina then married Joh Gerh Heinr Lampe in 1847 and subsequently moved to Florissant, MO. It is presumed that any surviving children of Herm Heinr Berens and A Marg Thelken would have been brought up in the Lampe household in Florissant.
SOURCES: Anna Margaretha's husband's name was known from the baptismal records of their children and from his entry in the emigration index at the Staatsarchiv in Osnabrueck which gave her name as his wife. Herman Heinrich was working in Schwefingen at the time of their emigration. The children born in St. Louis were baptitized at St. Joseph's parish. Anna Margaretha's death record and that of her child born in 1843 were found in the records of the Old Cathedral.

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THELKEN, Anna Maria Margaretha
BORN: Sep 18, 1837, Schwefingen (parish in Meppen)
DIED: before April 1870 when her husband remarried
PARENTS: Joannes Bernard THEELKEN
Anna Margaretha FELIX
EMIGRATION: 1865 - arrived NY Oct 28, 1865 on the ship Johann Keplar
Margaretha TELKEN age 28 from Schwefingen
MARRIED: Herman Heinrich GROTE his entry
marriage: Jan 20, 1866, St. Louis, MO
SOURCES: Anna Margaretha's parents' names and her age (27) were on her marriage record at Sts Peter and Paul parish. Her parents were known to have lived in Schwefingen and the passenger list of the Johan Keplar said she was from there so Meppen parish records were checked and a corresponding baptismal entry was there for Anna Maria Margaretha.

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THELKEN, Bernhard Heinrich
BORN: May 27, 1822, Backemude (parish in Meppen)
DIED: probably in Davenport, IA
PARENTS: Johann Heinrich THEELKEN
Euphena Maria Adelheid PURK
EMIGRATION: by 1851
He first lived in St. Louis, MO, then moved with his family to Davenport, IA ca 1855-58.
MARRIED: Maria Catherine BRUENING, her entry, widow of Herman Henry FISCHER
marriage: Nov 10, 1851, St. Louis,MO
CHILDREN: Gd Heinr THELKEN born 1853, St. Louis, MO; died 1854
Maria Elisabeth THELKEN born 1855, St. Louis, MO
Margaret THELKEN born 1858-60, IA, m. THOBE
Joseph THELKEN born 1860-61, IA, m. Elisabeth
Francis THELKEN born 1863-66, IA
Lina THELKEN born ca 1868, IA
1860 IA census, Scott County, Davenport
THELKEN B H 39, Clerk, Hannover
Catharine 32, Hannover
Cath 10, Eliz 5, both born MO
Marg 2, born IA
John H 60, Hannover
SOURCES: Bernard Heinrich's parents' names were on his marriage record. His age was known from IA censuses. The Meppen area was thought to be his probable place of birth because a presumed cousin's baptismal record had been found in that parish and Bernard Heinrich's record was also found there. His marriage record and the baptismal records of children born in St. Louis were at St. Joseph's. Information on children born in IA was taken from censuses for Davenport, Scott County, IA.

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THELKEN, Gesina Adelheid
BORN: in Bakemude, bapt Nov 2, 1833, Meppen
PARENTS: Johann Heinrich THEELKEN
Euphena Maria Adeleid PURK
EMIGRATION: arrived New Orleans Nov 5, 1859 on the ship Magdalena
Joh Hch TOLKEN 59 to MO with Adelheid 27
MARRIED: not known
NOTES: listed with sister Maria Elisabeth and her family
1860 census, St. Louis County, St Ferdinand
ABEL, Henry 38, Germany, tailor
Eliza 30, Germany
Henry 6, John 2, Catharine 4, Ellen 6/12, all born MO
THEKER, Adelaide 27, Germany
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Adelheid's approximate year of birth and father's name were known from the passenger list of the ship Magdalena. Other members of this family were known to have been born in Bakemude so Meppen parish records were checked and a corresponding birth/bapt entry was found there also for Gesina Adelheid.

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THELKEN, Helene
BORN: Aug 4, 1853, Gross Fullen (parish in Meppen)
DIED: Aug 25, 1918, St. Louis, MO
PARENTS: Johan Gerhard THELKEN
Anna Catharine JANNING
EMIGRATION: by 1883
MARRIED: (1) unknown
(2) Herman SCHOMAKER
marriage: Oct 6, 1883, St. Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Anna Catherine Bertha SCHOMACHER born 1885, St. Louis, MO, never married
Maria Catherine SCHOMAKER born 1887, St. Louis, MO, m. SALG
Theresia SCHOMAKER born 1889, St. Louis, MO, never married
Margaret Catherine SCHOMAKER born 1892, St. Louis, MO, never married
SOURCES: From family sources, Helena was known to have been a brother of Johan Bernard Thelken, born in 1843 in Gross Fullen. Her approximate year of birth was known from her age on censuses. Meppen parish records were checked and a corresponding baptismal entry was found for her there. Helena's marriage (as a widow) was at Holy Trinity parish and her children were baptized at the same parish.

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THELKEN, Helena
BORN: Mar 12, 1860, Backemude (parish in Meppen)
DIED: Jul 14, 1939, Alton, Madison County, IL
PARENTS: Joseph Anton THEELKEN
Maria PRANGER
EMIGRATION: 1880 - arrived NY May 15, 1880, on the ship Mosel
HUFKER, Josef, farmer 43, from Germany to US
with Helena, 22, August 9, Carl 8, Toni 6, Emma 4, Ferdinand 2, Joseph 11mo
MARRIED: Joseph B. HUFKER wid of Caroline NIEMEIER
marriage Apr 17, 1877, Meppen
CHILDREN: Joseph HUFKER born Mar 1878, Germany
Anton HUFKER born 1879-80, Meppen
William HUFKER born 1880-81, Meppen
Henry HUFKER born 1883, IL
Louis B HUFKER born Mar 1885, IL
John A HUFKER born Sep 1887, IL
Wn J HUFKER born Oct 1889, IL
Lena HUFKER born Jan 1891, IL
Adelaide HUFKER born 1892, IL
Mary HUFKER born Oct 1893, IL
Anna H HUFKER born 1896, IL
Annie HUFKER born Feb 1899, IL
Theresa HUFKER born 1901, IL
NOTES: 1900 IL soundex - H126
HUFKER, Joseph, Madison County, Godfrey Twp, born Jun 1837, Germany
with Helena born March 1863, Joseph Mar 1878, Germany, Henry born 1883, IL, Louis B Mar 1885, John A Sep 1887, Wn J Oct 1889, Lena Jan 1881, Mary Oct 1893, Annie Feb 1899, Charles (SS - Stepson?) Feb 1868, age 32, Germany
RESEARCHERS: Kelly Mullen who has this emigrant on her WorldConnect database
SOURCES: Helena's date and place of birth (Meppen) was on Kelly Mullen's WorldConenct database which also listed Helena's date and place of death, husband's name, marriage information and children's names and dates of birth. Helena's date of birth was verified in the Meppen parish records which was the source of the names of her parents. Passenger list information was found on the FTM cd index for Germans to America.

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TELKEN, Johan Bernard (portrait)
BORN: Nov 12, 1843, Gross Fullen (parish in Meppen)
DIED: Mar 24, 1920, St. Louis, MO, buried at Calvary Cemetery
PARENTS: Johan Gerhard THEELKEN, born in Schwefingen
Catharine Margaretha JANNING
EMIGRATION: 1867-76
MARRIED: (1) Johanna FLYNN
marriage: Dec 19, 1876, St. Louis, MO (no children)
(2) Bertha MENKE from Westfalen (widow of Jos BRUNS)
marriage: Nov 10, 1881, St. Louis, MO
CHILDREN: George H TELKEN born 1882, St. Louis, MO, m. ANDERSON
James TELKEN born 1884, St. Louis, MO, became a priest
Emma TELKEN born 1886, St. Louis, MO, m. SCHWEITZER
H Joseph TELKEN born 1891, St. Louis, MO; died 1914
NOTES: Bertha MENKE had 3 children from her previous marriage to Joseph BRUNS who all took the name TELKEN:
Cecilia born 1869 m. KLUMP
Adam born 1876 m. DIEHL
William born 1879 m. TEPE
RESEARCHERS: Barbara Salibi (emslanders@charter.net) a descendant
SOURCES: Bernard's age and parents' names were on his first marriage record at St. Nicholas parish and on his civil death record. He was Catholic and from Hannover - so probably from somewhere between the Dutch border and Osnabrueck. The surname Teelken was finally found on a microfilm of the Status Animarum (a 1749 church census) for a family living in Schwefingen (Meppen parish) and Bernard's baptismal record was subsequently located in the same parish.  His marriage to Johanna Flynn was found at St. Nicholas parish and his marriage to Bertha Menke and the baptisms of their children were at Holy Trinity parish.

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TELKEN, Johan Heinrich
BORN: Jan 22, 1798, Backemude (parish in Meppen)
PARENTS: Bernard Heinrich THELKEN, born in Schwefingen
Maria Elisabeth BRUEMMER
EMIGRATION: 1859 - arrived New Orleans Nov 5, 1859 on the ship Magdalena
Joh Hch TOLKEN 59 to MO, Adelheid 27
MARRIED: Euphena Maria Adeleid PURK
CHILDREN: Bernard Heinr THEELKEN born 1822, m. BRUENING
Joh Heinr Jos THELKEN born Bakemuede 1825
Joseph Anton THEELKEN born Bakemuede 1828
Maria Elis THEELKEN born Bakemuede 1831, m. ABEL
Gesina Adeleid THEELKEN born Bakemuede 1833
NOTES: 1860 IA census: he was listed with his son Bernard Heinrich THELKEN in Davenport, IA
1870 MOcensus: he was listed with jos daughter , Elisabeth ABEL, in Florissant, MO
SOURCES: Johan Heinrich's earliest presence in America, known from US documents, was in 1860 when he was listed on the IA census with his son Bernard Heinrich in Davenport. His baptismal entry was found in the Meppen parish records and the birth's of his children were all recorded at the same parish.

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TELKEN, Johan Heinrich (Joseph)
BORN: Jul 25, 1849, Schwefingen (parish in Meppen)
DIED: 1905, St. Louis, MO
PARENTS: Johan Bernard THEELKEN
Anna Margaret FELIX
EMIGRATION: 1866 - arrived NY from Bremen on Oct 22, 1866 on the ship Herman:
Henry THULKEN, age 17, from Schwefingen
MARRIED: Maria MEYER
marriage: May 25, 1875 in St. Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Marg Angela TELKEN born, 1876, St. Louis, MO; died 1882
Maria Francis TELKEN born 1879, St. Louis, MO; died 1914
Angela Emilia TELKEN born 1881, St. Louis, MO; died 1882
Angela TELKEN born 1883, St. Louis, MO, m.  SCHULTE
Mary Lillian TELKEN born 1887, St. Louis, MO; died 1910
Joannes Henry TELKEN born 1889, St. Louis, MO; died 1889
Heinrich Otto TELKEN born 1892, St. Louis, MO; died 1892
SOURCES: Johan Heinrich's parents' names were known from his marriage record at Sts Peter and Paul parish and his date and place of birth and emigration date were found on his entry in the emigration index in Osnabrueck.. That birth information was verified in the Meppen parish records. His children were all baptized at St. Joseph's, except for the last one who was baptized at St. Liborius.

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TELKEN, Johan Herman
BORN: Nov 2, 1807, Schwefingen (parish in Meppen)
DIED: Nov 5, 1848, age 37 (as DELKEN), St. Louis, MO
PARENTS: Joannes Gerhard THEELKEN
Anna Helene TEMMEN
EMIGRATION: Johan Herman THEELKEN of Schwefingen, age 30, emigrated on Jul 24, 1838
MARRIED: Maria Adelaid TEMPE her entry
marriage: Oct 24, 1843, St. Louis, MO
CHILDREN: Anna Maria Margaret TELKEN born 1844, St. Louis, MO,
Herm Hy DELKEN born 1847, St. Louis, MO
NOTES: Herman's widow married Joannes Freymouth in 1849 at St. Joseph's and later moved to Florissant, MO.
SOURCES: Herman's parents' names were on his marriage record at the Old Cathedral. His entry in the emigration index in Osnabrueck gave his age,   place of birth and emigration date. A baptismal entry for him was then located in the Meppen parish records. Johan Herman's two children were baptized at St. Joseph's and his own death was recorded at the same parish.

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TELKEN, Maria Elisabeth
BORN: Mar 4, 1831, Backemude (parish in Meppen)
DIED: 1892, St. Louis, MO, buried in Calvary Cemetery
PARENTS: Johan Heinrich THEELKEN (his father was born in Schwefingen)
Euphena Maria Adelaid PURK
EMIGRATION: by 1854 to St. Louis
She lived for a while in St. Louis, MO, in St. Joseph's parish
and then moved to Florissant, MO, between 1854 and 1856.
MARRIED: Gerhard Heinrich ABEL his entry
marriage: Sep 14, 1852, Meppen
CHILDREN: Bernard Henry ABEL born 1854, St. Louis, MO
Maria Catherine Elisabeth ABEL born 1856, Florissant, MO
John Henry ABEL born 1858, Florissant, MO
Helen Adelheid ABEL born 1860, Florissant, MO
Maria Gesina ABEL born 1862, Florissant, MO
Anna Maria ABEL born 1864, Florissant, MO
Bernard Joseph ABEL born 1867, Florissant, MO
William ABEL born 1870, Florissant, MO
SOURCES: Maria Elisabeth's husband's name was known from the baptismal records of their children. Their marriage was found in the Meppen parish records in 1852 and included their ages and their parents' names. M Elisabeth's baptismal record was then found in the same parish. Her child born in 1854 was baptized at St. Joseph' parish, those born 1858 to 1867 at St. Ferdinand parish in Florissant, MO, and the last one at Sacred Heart in Florissant, MO. Her death date is known from the records of Calvary Cemetry where she is buried in the lot of Frank Christian.

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