Heinrich Drangmeister

M, #17881, b. between 1680 and 1685
FatherAndreas Drangmeister b. 1641/42, d. 24 Jul 1708
Mother(--?--) (?)
Relationship5th great-grandfather of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsPedigree Chart of Albert Bremer
Birth*between 1680 and 1685Heinrich Drangmeister was born between 1680 and 1685 at Scharnhorst, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany.
He was the son of Andreas Drangmeister and (--?--) (?)
Marriage*11 January 1708Heinrich Drangmeister married Catharina Margretha Herds, daughter of Joachim Herds, on 11 January 1708 at Eschede Lutheran Church, Eschede, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Marriage*26 October 1724Heinrich Drangmeister married Anna Ilse Biswinkel, daughter of Heinrich Biswinkel and Marlene Dralle, on 26 October 1724 at Eschede Lutheran Church, Eschede, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Occupation*Heinrich Drangmeister was a Hoefner (farmer) and Geschworener (juryman) in Scharnhorst.

Family 1

Catharina Margretha Herds
Children

Family 2

Anna Ilse Biswinkel b. c 1700
Children

Heinrich Andreas Drangmeister

M, #17895, b. 11 November 1720
FatherWillhelm Drangmeister b. c 1695
MotherCatharina Cors
Relationship5th great-grandfather of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsPedigree Chart of Albert Bremer
Birth*11 November 1720Heinrich Andreas Drangmeister was born on 11 November 1720 at Eschede, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany.
He was the son of Willhelm Drangmeister and Catharina Cors.
Marriage*11 November 1745Heinrich Andreas Drangmeister married Catharina Margaretha Elisabeth Kulfs, daughter of (?) Kulfs, on 11 November 1745 at Eschede Lutheran Church, Eschede, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany; both with a garland.

Family

Catharina Margaretha Elisabeth Kulfs
Children

Heinrich Wilhelm Drangmeister

M, #17849, b. 24 May 1825
FatherJohann Juergen Drangmeister b. 22 Dec 1780, d. 14 Jan 1848
MotherCatharina Maria Winkelmann b. 10 Jun 1787, d. a 1851
Relationship2nd great-granduncle of Verna Jean Bremer
Birth*24 May 1825Heinrich Wilhelm Drangmeister was born on 24 May 1825 at Scharnhorst, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany; twin.
He was the son of Johann Juergen Drangmeister and Catharina Maria Winkelmann.
Baptism29 May 1825Heinrich Wilhelm Drangmeister was baptized on 29 May 1825 at Eschede Lutheran Church, Eschede, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany, godparents: Ann. Mar. Drangmeister, Mar. Doroth. Rinkelmann, Heinr. Weber, Wilh. Kuhls, Heinr. Ruhe, Wilh. Marwede, all in Eschede.
Confirmation*1839He was confirmed in 1839 at Eschede Lutheran Church, Eschede, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany; Elogium: Mediocriter.

Heinrich Wilhelm Drangmeister

M, #17854, b. 4 September 1767, d. 23 December 1840
FatherJohann Drangmeister b. 19 Mar 1727, d. 16 Mar 1798
MotherAnna Margaretha Engel Biswinkel b. c 25 Dec 1745, d. 11 May 1819
Relationship3rd great-granduncle of Verna Jean Bremer
Birth*4 September 1767Heinrich Wilhelm Drangmeister was born on 4 September 1767 at Scharnhorst, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Baptism5 September 1767He was baptized on 5 September 1767 at Eschede Lutheran Church, Eschede, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany, godparents: Wilh. Drangmeister, the father's brother in Scharnhorst; Herman Jochen Biswinckel, the mother's brother in Scharnhorst; Hinrich Ruhe, smith in Eschede.
He was the son of Johann Drangmeister and Anna Margaretha Engel Biswinkel.
Occupation*Heinrich Wilhelm Drangmeister was a shepherd, then renter in Scharnhorst.
Death*23 December 1840He died on 23 December 1840 at Scharnhorst, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany, at age 73.
Burial*27 December 1840He was buried on 27 December 1840 at Eschede, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany.

Henry Drangmeister

M, #104, b. 17 April 1816, d. 23 December 1895
FatherJohann Juergen Drangmeister b. 22 Dec 1780, d. 14 Jan 1848
MotherCatharina Maria Winkelmann b. 10 Jun 1787, d. a 1851
Relationship2nd great-grandfather of Verna Jean Bremer
Immigration StatusImmigrated
ChartsPedigree Chart of Albert Bremer
Name Variation Henry Drangmeister was also known as Johann Heinrich (Henry) Wilhelm Drangmeister.
Birth*17 April 1816He was born on 17 April 1816 at Scharnhorst, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany.
He was the son of Johann Juergen Drangmeister and Catharina Maria Winkelmann.
Baptism21 April 1816Henry Drangmeister was baptized on 21 April 1816 at Eschede Lutheran Church, Eschede, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany, godparents: the Schuster (shoemaker) Wilh. Beneke in Eschede, the Imker (bee master) Joh. Heinr. Niemann, Joh. Heinr. Winkelmann in Dalle, Joh. Heinr. Drangmeister in Scharnhorst, Christoph Hauer in Scharnhorst, Wilh. Deneke in Scharnhorst, Heinr. Wilh. Marwede in Endeholz, Johann Heinrich Drangmeister in Kragen.
Confirmation*1830He was confirmed in 1830 at Eschede Lutheran Church, Eschede, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany; religious skills: average, ability of reading: rather, of writing: readable.
Marriage*circa 1845He married Anna Dorothea Elisabeth Helm, daughter of Johann (Fredrich) Helm, circa 1845; not in Eschede or Suelze, Hannover.
Occupation*Henry Drangmeister was a renter and journeyman carpenter at Scharnhorst, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Immigration*20 November 1854He and Anna Dorothea Elisabeth Helm immigrated on 20 November 1854 to New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA, on the ship Bessel from Bremen, Germany. The passenger list shows their place of origin as Scharnhorst and their destination to be Indiana.
The passenger list also shows the death of 3 members of their family: Wilhelm, age 3, on 26 September 1854; Marie, age 6 months on 2 October 1843 and Heinrich, age 5, on 31 October 1854.
MemoThe following is from the Ocheyedan, IA Centennial Book of 1991: They left Hannover, Germany, approximately 1850, with three children. The middle child died near shore and was buried in Germany. In their 5 week sail boat trip the nursing baby became very ill and passed away. The mother dressed the baby for burial and covered the body with her prettiest white apron. They were told to put the baby on deck and they could see the baby one more time in the morning. Next morning the baby was gone. Buried at sea. Then the mother became very swollen from all the milk and desperately ill. The only way to solve the problem was for the husband to suck the milk. She was spared and soon returned to health. One daughter came with them to America. Five daughters and two more sons were born in America.
Census*28 June 1860Henry Drangmeister and Anna Dorothea Elisabeth Helm appeared on the census of 28 June 1860 at Ward 3, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, PA.
Census25 July 1870Henry Drangmeister and Anna Dorothea Elisabeth Helm appeared on the census of 25 July 1870 at Crete Twp, Will Co, IL.
Census*26 June 1880Henry Drangmeister and Anna Dorothea Elisabeth Helm appeared on the census of 26 June 1880 at Crete Twp, Will Co, IL.
Death*23 December 1895Henry Drangmeister died on 23 December 1895 at Will Co, IL, at age 79.
Obituary*27 December 1895His obituary follows: From the Joliet News Weekly - Friday, Dec 27, 1895, page 8
     Died - At his residence near the State Line last Monday, Henry Drangmeister aged 80 years. Mr Drangmeister leaves a large family well provided for. He was a respected farmer of a kind disposition and very benevolent.
Burial*27 December 1895He was buried on 27 December 1895 at St Johns Lutheran Church of Eagle Lake North Cemetery, Beecher, Will Co, IL.

Family

Anna Dorothea Elisabeth Helm b. Apr 1826, d. 21 Aug 1911
Marriage*circa 1845He married Anna Dorothea Elisabeth Helm, daughter of Johann (Fredrich) Helm, circa 1845; not in Eschede or Suelze, Hannover.
Children

Henry Albert Drangmeister

M, #1109, b. 30 April 1895, d. 23 April 1971
FatherJohannes (John) Drangmeister b. 7 Feb 1865, d. 27 Oct 1934
MotherAmanda Schultz b. 25 Jun 1875, d. 27 Jan 1935
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Birth*30 April 1895Henry Albert Drangmeister was born on 30 April 1895 at Endor, Crete Twp, Will Co, IL.
He was the son of Johannes (John) Drangmeister and Amanda Schultz.
Baptism19 May 1895Henry Albert Drangmeister was baptized on 19 May 1895 at St Johns Lutheran Church of Eagle Lake, Beecher, Will Co, IL.
(Witness) Census19 June 1900He appeared on the census of 19 June 1900 in the household of Johannes (John) Drangmeister and Amanda Schultz at Crete Twp, Will Co, IL.
Confirmation*1909Henry Albert Drangmeister was confirmed in 1909 at St Johns Lutheran Church of Eagle Lake, Beecher, Will Co, IL.
CensusApril 1910He appeared on the census of April 1910 at Crete Twp, Will Co, IL.
WW1 Draft*9 June 1917He registered for the draft of WWI on 9 June 1917 in Crete, Will Co, IL, Occupation: Farming; Employer: Father; Height: Tall; Build: Medium; Eyes: gray; Hair: Brown.
(Witness) Census3 March 1920He appeared on the census of 3 March 1920 in the household of Johannes (John) Drangmeister and Amanda Schultz at State Line Road, Crete Twp, Will Co, IL.
Census3 March 1920Henry Albert Drangmeister appeared on the census of 3 March 1920 at State Line Road, Crete Twp, Will Co, IL.
Marriage*24 October 1923He married Marie Elizabeth Dumbsky on 24 October 1923.
Census*3 May 1940Henry Albert Drangmeister and Marie Elizabeth Dumbsky appeared on the census of 3 May 1940 at Dyer, Lake Co, IN.
WW2 Draft*1941Henry Albert Drangmeister registered for the draft of WW2 on 1941 in Dyer, Lake Co, IN.
Death*23 April 1971He died on 23 April 1971 at Dyer, Lake Co, IN, at age 75.

Family

Marie Elizabeth Dumbsky b. 4 Jul 1904, d. 23 Oct 1982
Marriage*24 October 1923He married Marie Elizabeth Dumbsky on 24 October 1923.
Child

Hinrich Drangmeister

M, #17885, b. 20 July 1710
FatherHeinrich Drangmeister b. bt 1680 - 1685
MotherCatharina Margretha Herds
Relationship4th great-granduncle of Verna Jean Bremer
Birth*20 July 1710Hinrich Drangmeister was born on 20 July 1710 at Scharnhorst, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany.
He was the son of Heinrich Drangmeister and Catharina Margretha Herds.
Baptism23 July 1710Hinrich Drangmeister was baptized on 23 July 1710 at Eschede Lutheran Church, Eschede, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany, godparents: Hinrich Klintzen in Lingwedel; Hans Capze? in Oelen?, Juergen Drangmeister in Scharnhorst; Hinrich Mueller in Scharnhorst.

Ilse Magdalena Drangmeister

F, #17931
FatherWillhelm Drangmeister b. c 1695
MotherCatharina Cors
Relationship5th great-grandaunt of Verna Jean Bremer
Ilse Magdalena Drangmeister was the daughter of Willhelm Drangmeister and Catharina Cors.
(Witness) Baptism10 March 1748Ilse Magdalena Drangmeister witnessed the baptism of Anna Ilse (Maria) Dorothea Drangmeister on 10 March 1748 at Eschede Lutheran Church, Eschede, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany; godparents: Ilse Magdalena Drangmeister, the father's sister, Heydmann's wife in Heese; Anna Margaretha, Dietr. Kulf's wife in Eschede; Anna Dorothea Elisabeth Rodewalt, Wilhelm Gottschalk's wife in Wschede.

Ilse Marie Drangmeister

F, #17858, b. 17 December 1777
FatherJohann Drangmeister b. 19 Mar 1727, d. 16 Mar 1798
MotherAnna Margaretha Engel Biswinkel b. c 25 Dec 1745, d. 11 May 1819
Relationship3rd great-grandaunt of Verna Jean Bremer
Birth*17 December 1777Ilse Marie Drangmeister was born on 17 December 1777 at Scharnhorst, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany.
She was the daughter of Johann Drangmeister and Anna Margaretha Engel Biswinkel.
Baptism21 December 1777Ilse Marie Drangmeister was baptized on 21 December 1777 at Eschede Lutheran Church, Eschede, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany, godparents: Ann Ilse Ilper, Ilse Margreth Marten, Casten Hinr. Misselhorn, Hinr. Michel Kaiser, all in Scharnhorst.
Marriage*before 1805She married Johann Heinrich Gottschalck before 1805 at Scharnhorst, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany.

Family

Johann Heinrich Gottschalck

James Anthony Drangmeister

M, #3297, b. 30 January 1941, d. 5 October 2003
FatherBruno Erich Drangmeister b. 29 Mar 1909, d. 31 Aug 1973
MotherLydia Wilhelmina Reckow b. 17 Dec 1917, d. 8 Sep 2002
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Bremers in Helsinghausen
Descendants of Fileke Flasbarth
Birth*30 January 1941James Anthony Drangmeister was born on 30 January 1941 at Hammond, Lake Co, IN.
He was the son of Bruno Erich Drangmeister and Lydia Wilhelmina Reckow.
Marriage*James Anthony Drangmeister married Barbara Lucille Sullivan at Concordia Lutheran Church, Hammond, Lake Co, IN.
Residence*June 1998James Anthony Drangmeister lived at 1233 E Highway 330, Griffith, Lake Co, IN, in June 1998; Phone no: 219-865-8866.
Death*5 October 2003He died on 5 October 2003 at Griffith, Lake Co, IN, at age 62.
Burial*He was buried at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, Lake Co, IN; Served in US Army - Vietnam.

Family

Barbara Lucille Sullivan b. 29 Oct 1943, d. 17 Oct 1995
Child

James Phillip Drangmeister

M, #5657, b. 13 May 1968, d. 8 April 2004
FatherJames Anthony Drangmeister b. 30 Jan 1941, d. 5 Oct 2003
MotherBarbara Lucille Sullivan b. 29 Oct 1943, d. 17 Oct 1995
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Bremers in Helsinghausen
Descendants of Fileke Flasbarth
Birth*13 May 1968James Phillip Drangmeister was born on 13 May 1968 at Hammond, Lake Co, IN.
He was the son of James Anthony Drangmeister and Barbara Lucille Sullivan.
Death*8 April 2004James Phillip Drangmeister died on 8 April 2004 at Griffith, Lake Co, IN, at age 35.
Obituary*13 April 2004His obituary follows: James Drangmeister
     James Phillip Drangmeister, age 35, of Griffith, IN passed away Thursday, April 8, 2004. Survived by brothers, Steven, Anthony Drangmeister of IN and David Bruno (Christy) Drangmeister of Valparaiso; sister Laura (Matt) Anderson of MN, niece, Alicia Anderson of MN, loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by his father James Anthony Drangmeister and Barbara Lucille (nee Sullivan) Drangmeister. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 15, 2004 at 11 a.m. from Griffith Lutheran Church, 1000 N. Broad St., Griffith, IN with Pastor Andrew Balley officiating. Burial will follow at Calumet Park Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Directly at the church, until time of services at 11 a.m. James was born in Hammond, IN, a graduate of Lake Central High School and was a member of Griffith Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the family. Stilinovich & Wiatrolik Funeral Home, 7535 Taft St., Merrillville, IN, in charge of arrangements. 219-738-3223.
Published in The Times from 4/13/2004 - 4/14/2004.
Burial*15 April 2004He was buried on 15 April 2004 at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, Lake Co, IN.

Johan Drangmeister

M, #17942, b. between 1602 and 1622
Relationship7th great-grandfather of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsPedigree Chart of Albert Bremer
Note*Johan Drangmeister was a Hoefner (farmer) in Endeholz, Eschede parish, mentioned in the printed tax list of 1628.
Birth*between 1602 and 1622He was born between 1602 and 1622 at Germany; date of birth is based on marriage info and/or birth of first child.

Family

Children

Johan Drangmeister

M, #17943, b. between 1650 and 1655
FatherJohan Drangmeister b. bt 1602 - 1622
Relationship6th great-granduncle of Verna Jean Bremer
Birth*between 1650 and 1655Johan Drangmeister was born between 1650 and 1655 at Scharnhorst-Endeholz, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany.
He was the son of Johan Drangmeister.
Marriage*13 November 1681Johan Drangmeister married Trine Winkelman on 13 November 1681 at Eschede Lutheran Church, Eschede, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany.

Family

Trine Winkelman

Johann Drangmeister

M, #17852, b. 19 March 1727, d. 16 March 1798
FatherHeinrich Drangmeister b. bt 1680 - 1685
MotherAnna Ilse Biswinkel b. c 1700
Relationship4th great-grandfather of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsPedigree Chart of Albert Bremer
Birth*19 March 1727Johann Drangmeister was born on 19 March 1727 at Scharnhorst, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany.
He was the son of Heinrich Drangmeister and Anna Ilse Biswinkel.
Baptism25 March 1727Johann Drangmeister was baptized on 25 March 1727 at Eschede Lutheran Church, Eschede, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany, godparents: Michael Marweh, Casten's son in Rebberlah; Madlene Biswinckels, the mother's sister in Rebberlah; Anna Marweh, the father's cousin in Scharnhorst.
Occupation*between 1767 and 1798He was a Schoolmaster for 31 years between 1767 and 1798 at Scharnhorst, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Marriage*9 June 1767He married Anna Margaretha Engel Biswinkel, daughter of Hans Biswinkel, on 9 June 1767 at Eschede Lutheran Church, Eschede, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany; (both without a garland, since the bride was already pregnant.)
Death*16 March 1798Johann Drangmeister died on 16 March 1798 at Scharnhorst, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany, at age 70 of Schwindsuch (tuberculosis.)
Burial*20 March 1798He was buried on 20 March 1798.

Family

Anna Margaretha Engel Biswinkel b. c 25 Dec 1745, d. 11 May 1819
Marriage*9 June 1767He married Anna Margaretha Engel Biswinkel, daughter of Hans Biswinkel, on 9 June 1767 at Eschede Lutheran Church, Eschede, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany; (both without a garland, since the bride was already pregnant.)
Children

Johann Heinrich Drangmeister

M, #17856, b. 20 November 1772, d. 13 October 1831
FatherJohann Drangmeister b. 19 Mar 1727, d. 16 Mar 1798
MotherAnna Margaretha Engel Biswinkel b. c 25 Dec 1745, d. 11 May 1819
Relationship3rd great-granduncle of Verna Jean Bremer
Birth*20 November 1772Johann Heinrich Drangmeister was born on 20 November 1772 at Scharnhorst, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany.
He was the son of Johann Drangmeister and Anna Margaretha Engel Biswinkel.
Baptism24 November 1772Johann Heinrich Drangmeister was baptized on 24 November 1772 at Eschede Lutheran Church, Eschede, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany, godparents: Hans Juergen Brockelmann in Scharnhorst, Hinrich Wilhelm Drangmeister in Scharnhorst and Werner von der Ohe, Hauswirt in Rebberlah.
(Witness) Baptism21 April 1816He witnessed the baptism of Henry Drangmeister on 21 April 1816 at Eschede Lutheran Church, Eschede, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany; godparents: the Schuster (shoemaker) Wilh. Beneke in Eschede, the Imker (bee master) Joh. Heinr. Niemann, Joh. Heinr. Winkelmann in Dalle, Joh. Heinr. Drangmeister in Scharnhorst, Christoph Hauer in Scharnhorst, Wilh. Deneke in Scharnhorst, Heinr. Wilh. Marwede in Endeholz, Johann Heinrich Drangmeister in Kragen.
Death*13 October 1831Johann Heinrich Drangmeister died on 13 October 1831 at Scharnhorst, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany, at age 58.
Burial*15 October 1831He was buried on 15 October 1831.

Johann Hermann Drangmeister

M, #1113, b. 1 February 1899, d. 17 February 1899
FatherJohannes (John) Drangmeister b. 7 Feb 1865, d. 27 Oct 1934
MotherAmanda Schultz b. 25 Jun 1875, d. 27 Jan 1935
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Birth*1 February 1899Johann Hermann Drangmeister was born on 1 February 1899 at Crete Twp, Will Co, IL.
He was the son of Johannes (John) Drangmeister and Amanda Schultz.
Baptism15 February 1899Johann Hermann Drangmeister was baptized on 15 February 1899 at St Johns Lutheran Church of Eagle Lake, Beecher, Will Co, IL.
Death*17 February 1899He died on 17 February 1899 at Crete Twp, Will Co, IL.
Burial*19 February 1899He was buried on 19 February 1899 at St Johns Lutheran Church of Eagle Lake North Cemetery, Beecher, Will Co, IL.

Johann Juergen Drangmeister

M, #17843, b. 22 December 1780, d. 14 January 1848
FatherJohann Drangmeister b. 19 Mar 1727, d. 16 Mar 1798
MotherAnna Margaretha Engel Biswinkel b. c 25 Dec 1745, d. 11 May 1819
Relationship3rd great-grandfather of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsPedigree Chart of Albert Bremer
Birth*22 December 1780Johann Juergen Drangmeister was born on 22 December 1780 at Scharnhorst, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany.
He was the son of Johann Drangmeister and Anna Margaretha Engel Biswinkel.
Baptism24 December 1780Johann Juergen Drangmeister was baptized on 24 December 1780 at Eschede Lutheran Church, Eschede, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany, godparents: Joh. Heinr. Winckelmann, Hauswirt in Starkshorn, Hans Juergen Dralle in Scharnhorst, Johann Kiskel, tailor in Rebberlah, Juergen Heinr. Lutterloh in Eschede.
Marriage*9 April 1809He married Catharina Maria Winkelmann, daughter of Johann Christian Winkelmann and Anna Ilse (Maria) Dorothea Drangmeister, on 9 April 1809 at Scharnhorst, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Occupation*Johann Juergen Drangmeister was a carpenter, herdsman (1834) and renter in Scharnhorst.
Death*14 January 1848He died on 14 January 1848 at Scharnhorst, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany, at age 67 of Brustkrankheit (probably tuberculosis.)
Burial*17 January 1848He was buried on 17 January 1848 at Eschede Lutheran Church, Eschede, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany.

Family

Catharina Maria Winkelmann b. 10 Jun 1787, d. a 1851
Marriage*9 April 1809He married Catharina Maria Winkelmann, daughter of Johann Christian Winkelmann and Anna Ilse (Maria) Dorothea Drangmeister, on 9 April 1809 at Scharnhorst, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Children

Johann Willhelm Drangmeister

M, #17897, b. 23 August 1746
FatherHeinrich Andreas Drangmeister b. 11 Nov 1720
MotherCatharina Margaretha Elisabeth Kulfs
Relationship4th great-granduncle of Verna Jean Bremer
Birth*23 August 1746Johann Willhelm Drangmeister was born on 23 August 1746 at Eschede, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany.
He was the son of Heinrich Andreas Drangmeister and Catharina Margaretha Elisabeth Kulfs.
Baptism28 August 1746Johann Willhelm Drangmeister was baptized on 28 August 1746 at Eschede Lutheran Church, Eschede, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany, godparents: Johann Anthon Niebauer, stepfather; Juergen Drangmeister, shepherd in Scharnhorst; Johann Heinrich Kulfs, the mother's brother, Hawswirt in Eschede.

Johannes (John) Drangmeister

M, #1039, b. 7 February 1865, d. 27 October 1934
FatherHenry Drangmeister b. 17 Apr 1816, d. 23 Dec 1895
MotherAnna Dorothea Elisabeth Helm b. Apr 1826, d. 21 Aug 1911
RelationshipGreat-granduncle of Verna Jean Bremer
Birth*7 February 1865Johannes (John) Drangmeister was born on 7 February 1865 at Crete Twp, Will Co, IL.
He was the son of Henry Drangmeister and Anna Dorothea Elisabeth Helm.
Baptism12 February 1865Johannes (John) Drangmeister was baptized on 12 February 1865 at St Johns Lutheran Church of Eagle Lake, Beecher, Will Co, IL.
Name Variation12 February 1865 As of 12 February 1865, Johannes (John) Drangmeister was also known as Conrad Wilhelm Ferdinand Drangmeister.
(Witness) Census25 July 1870He appeared on the census of 25 July 1870 in the household of Henry Drangmeister and Anna Dorothea Elisabeth Helm at Crete Twp, Will Co, IL.
Confirmation*1879Johannes (John) Drangmeister was confirmed in 1879 at St Johns Lutheran Church of Eagle Lake, Beecher, Will Co, IL.
Census1880He appeared on the census of 1880 at Crete Twp, Will Co, IL.
Marriage*22 October 1893He married Amanda Schultz on 22 October 1893 at St Johns Lutheran Church of Eagle Lake, Beecher, Will Co, IL.
Census*19 June 1900Johannes (John) Drangmeister and Amanda Schultz appeared on the census of 19 June 1900 at Crete Twp, Will Co, IL.
CensusApril 1910Johannes (John) Drangmeister and Amanda Schultz appeared on the census of April 1910 at Crete Twp, Will Co, IL.
Census3 March 1920Johannes (John) Drangmeister and Amanda Schultz appeared on the census of 3 March 1920 at State Line Road, Crete Twp, Will Co, IL.
Occupation*26 April 1930Johannes (John) Drangmeister was Farmer on 26 April 1930 at Crete Twp, Will Co, IL.
Census26 April 1930He and Amanda Schultz appeared on the census of 26 April 1930 at Crete Twp, Will Co, IL, Crete Twsp; Will Co; IL; ED-99-4; 26 April 1930; p184 5A.
Death*27 October 1934Johannes (John) Drangmeister died on 27 October 1934 at Crete Twp, Will Co, IL, at age 69.
Burial*30 October 1934He was buried on 30 October 1934 at St Johns Lutheran Church of Eagle Lake North Cemetery, Beecher, Will Co, IL.

Family

Amanda Schultz b. 25 Jun 1875, d. 27 Jan 1935
Marriage*22 October 1893He married Amanda Schultz on 22 October 1893 at St Johns Lutheran Church of Eagle Lake, Beecher, Will Co, IL.
Children

John Henry Drangmeister

M, #9984, b. 8 August 1928, d. 1 March 1995
FatherWalter Richard Drangmeister b. 3 May 1900, d. 22 Feb 1944
MotherFlorence Dumbsky b. 30 Dec 1908, d. 7 Feb 1994
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Birth*8 August 1928John Henry Drangmeister was born on 8 August 1928 at Calumet City, Cook Co, IL.
He was the son of Walter Richard Drangmeister and Florence Dumbsky.
(Witness) Census12 April 1940John Henry Drangmeister appeared on the census of 12 April 1940 in the household of Walter Richard Drangmeister and Florence Dumbsky at Calumet City, Cook Co, IL.
Marriage*15 October 1949John Henry Drangmeister married Adeline Wontor on 15 October 1949 at Chicago, Cook Co, IL.
Death*1 March 1995John Henry Drangmeister died on 1 March 1995 at Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV, at age 66.

Family

Adeline Wontor b. 15 Jun 1927, d. 31 Oct 1971

Maria Dorothea Drangmeister

F, #17888, b. 21 July 1719
FatherHeinrich Drangmeister b. bt 1680 - 1685
MotherCatharina Margretha Herds
Relationship4th great-grandaunt of Verna Jean Bremer
Birth*21 July 1719Maria Dorothea Drangmeister was born on 21 July 1719 at Scharnhorst, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany.
She was the daughter of Heinrich Drangmeister and Catharina Margretha Herds.
Baptism23 July 1719Maria Dorothea Drangmeister was baptized on 23 July 1719 at Eschede Lutheran Church, Eschede, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany, godparents: Mrs Ilse Dorothea Tievermanns in Habighorst; Catharina Schulze, Bestenbostel's maid-servant; Maria Radmann, maid-servant in Eschede; Catharina Radmann in Steinhorst.
Marriage*before 6 January 1770She married (?) Misselhorn before 6 January 1770; based on baptism record of niece Marie Magdelen Drangmeister on 6 Jan 1770.
(Witness) Baptism7 January 1770Maria Dorothea Drangmeister witnessed the baptism of Marie Magdalen Drangmeister on 7 January 1770 at Eschede Lutheran Church, Eschede, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany; godparents: Marie Dorth. Drangmeister Misselhorn, the father's sister; Ann Magd. Biswinckel Dralle, the mother's sister, both from Scharnhorst; Ann Magd. Kuthen Leezen in Rebberlah.

Family

(?) Misselhorn

Marie Drangmeister

F, #21943, b. circa May 1854, d. 2 October 1854
FatherHenry Drangmeister b. 17 Apr 1816, d. 23 Dec 1895
MotherAnna Dorothea Elisabeth Helm b. Apr 1826, d. 21 Aug 1911
RelationshipGreat-grandaunt of Verna Jean Bremer
Birth*circa May 1854Marie Drangmeister was born circa May 1854 at Scharnhorst, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany.
She was the daughter of Henry Drangmeister and Anna Dorothea Elisabeth Helm.
Death*2 October 1854Marie Drangmeister died on 2 October 1854 at At Sea onboard ship to America.

Marie Dorothea (Friedricka) Drangmeister

F, #103, b. 4 November 1847, d. 20 May 1933
FatherHenry Drangmeister b. 17 Apr 1816, d. 23 Dec 1895
MotherAnna Dorothea Elisabeth Helm b. Apr 1826, d. 21 Aug 1911
RelationshipGreat-grandmother of Verna Jean Bremer
Immigration StatusImmigrated
ChartsPedigree Chart of Albert Bremer
Descendants of Bremers in Helsinghausen
Descendants of Fileke Flasbarth
Birth*4 November 1847Marie Dorothea (Friedricka) Drangmeister was born on 4 November 1847 at Scharnhorst, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Name Variation4 November 1847 As of 4 November 1847, Marie Dorothea (Friedricka) Drangmeister was also known as Friedricka Drangmeister.
She was the daughter of Henry Drangmeister and Anna Dorothea Elisabeth Helm.
Baptism14 November 1847Marie Dorothea (Friedricka) Drangmeister was baptized on 14 November 1847 at Eschede Lutheran Church, Eschede, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany, Godparents: Catharine Misselhorn in Scharnhorst; Marie Dorothea Lutterloh in Scharnhorst; Friederike Frosbusch in Eschede.
(Witness) Immigration20 November 1854She immigrated on 20 November 1854 to New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA, with Henry Drangmeister and Anna Dorothea Elisabeth Helm on the ship Bessel from Bremen, Germany. The passenger list shows their place of origin as Scharnhorst and their destination to be Indiana.
The passenger list also shows the death of 3 members of their family: Wilhelm, age 3, on 26 September 1854; Marie, age 6 months on 2 October 1843 and Heinrich, age 5, on 31 October 1854.
(Witness) Census28 June 1860Marie Dorothea (Friedricka) Drangmeister appeared on the census of 28 June 1860 in the household of Henry Drangmeister and Anna Dorothea Elisabeth Helm at Ward 3, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, PA.
Marriage*4 October 1866Marie Dorothea (Friedricka) Drangmeister married Heinrich (Henry) Conrad Bremer, son of Friedrich Bremer and Engel (Sophie) Dorothee Heerhorst, on 4 October 1866 at St Johns Lutheran Church of Eagle Lake, Beecher, Will Co, IL.
Census25 July 1870Marie Dorothea (Friedricka) Drangmeister appeared on the census of 25 July 1870 at Crete Twp, Will Co, IL.
Census*29 June 1880She appeared on the census of 29 June 1880 at Crete Twp, Will Co, IL.
NoteShe and Heinrich (Henry) Conrad Bremer lost five children, four of them of diphtheria in a seven day period (16 Dec 1883 - 23 Dec 1883).
Photo*circa 1885Marie Dorothea (Friedricka) Drangmeister and Heinrich (Henry) Conrad Bremer appeared in a photo circa 1885 at Will Co, IL.
Note*The Drangmeisters came west to Crete, IL by wagon and horses. They settled on a farm just north of the Bremers. Over the years their farm and the Bremer farm has been sold and built up with houses. In 1990, Mrs Minnie (Bremer) Wolf, Christoph's daughter, lived on the original farm owned by Heinrich, which consisted of 8 3/4 acres with the farm buildings. After her death, the farm went to her nephew, Bob Meyer, who in 1997 still owned it. His daughter lived in it.
     On Dec 31 1877 the State of Iowa deeded land to the Sioux City and St. Paul Railroad. On Nov 1 1882 the north one half of section 13, Horton township was sold to an individual for $1300. Six days later the land was sold for $1840 and one day later for $2160. Finally on Dec 29 1890 the land was sold to Heinrich Bremer of Crete, Illinois for $3820. The legal papers were recorded in the Osceola County Courthouse on Mar 19 1891.
     Whether Henry Bremer (son of Heinrich) brought the legal papers for the land purchase to the Osceola Courthouse is not known, but it is known that he was here in 1892. Henry started farming and was joined in the spring of 1894 by his brother Herman. The two men worked together that year.
     In 1897 the land was purchased from Heinrich Bremer by the two brothers, each purchasing a quarter section for $2000. Henry bought the west quarter and Herman the east one. The land still belongs to the Bremer family and is farmed by descendants. Martha Bremer (Allen's wife) and Tom Bremer living on the respective farms.
Memo*19 December 1899Endor, Will Co, Ill.
               December 19, 1899

(Note: Apparently sent to the US Pension Office)
Gentlemen:

     I take the liberty to address a few lines to you to ask you, whether it is so, as the Attorney's always told my dec'd husband, that every soldier is entitled to a pension, - my dear husband never said anything about pension.
     In 1890 when he was very sick, a letter arrived from Chicago in which he was asked whether he was drawing pension. He was so ill, that I did not care to show him the letter.
     A second and third letter arrived, and as he was somewhat better, I read all the letters to him. His friends advised him to answer the letters, saying that he had earned a pension, as well as many others, having served three years in the war.
     Gentlemen, I beg you, please return to me my marriage certificate, which I never would have sent ??? the certificate of Death, had I not been told that if I would not take it (money) somebody else would.
     Gentlemen, I write German because I can express myself better than in English, and I cannot let the attorney's write for me any more. My dear husband is at rest - relieved from all sickness and Pain. He was a good husband and a good father to my children.
     We have lived happily together for 31 years, and God blessed our union with 10 children, five of which are still living.
     Gentlemen, I did not know my husband before the war.
     I lived with my parents in Pittsburg, PA and in 1862 my parents moved to this place, and we were neighbors of his parents.
     In 1865, he returned from the war, afflicted with chills and fever. We became acquainted and on the 4 of October 1866 we were married.
     The first 2 weeks following our marriage, he was so sick that I expected his death every minute. He vomited blood and passed blood in the stool. However, God made him feel better again, but he always suffered internal pains until he became afflicted with hernia and always had to wear a bandage. I do not know what year it was.
     He always suffered very much with Rhumatism, and Bilious Convulsions and his gall turned into small stones in Consequence of which, he suffered terrible pains.
     The doctors said that his affliction was the result of the hardship of his 3 years service in the war.
     He always recovered so far that we could work together our small farm, and God blessed our work so that he could put his head to rest, as a true father of his family, but alas, too soon.
     He lived 11 months after the stroke of cerebral apoplexy.
     Please do not let any other person take the pension of my husband Henry Bremer. I will be satisfied with even a little.
               (Signed) Fredericke Bremer
                    Endor, Will Co, Ill.
Please do not send your answer to Crown Point, Ind. - it takes too long before I get it.
(Translated from the German - Jan 11, 1900)
(Stamped by) US Pension Office - Jan 13, 1900.
(Witness) PhotoMarie Dorothea (Friedricka) Drangmeister appeared in a photo.
Memo5 January 1900Gentlemen:
     Pardon me for writing in German, I am better able to express myself in this language.
     I would have answered sooner but, I have been so deistressed, and put off writing from day to day.
     I will thankfully receive any small allowance you may grant me, and if not, then please inform me so. My dear husband died on the 1st of September 1897, and since then, I had to take care of a sick uncle, who is near 80 years old.
                    With regards,
                    Friedricke Bremer, or
as my children write,
                    (signed) Mrs Henry Bremer
                    Endor, Will Co, Ill
(Translated from the German (by name) Jan 5, 1900.)
(Witness) Census18 June 1900She appeared on the census of 18 June 1900 in the household of Christoph Bremer and Minna Brell at Crete Twp, Will Co, IL.
Memo5 January 1901Gentlemen:
     I take the liberty to write to you myself, as since the death of my dear husband I can not afford to pay for letter writing.
     I would not have sent the certificate of Death; neither my marriage certificate, - if the pension papers had not been sent to me, and when I said, that I would not answer them, then some said, that if I would not try to get it, others would draw it.
     As much as I can see, you have not received the cert. of Death, for you ask for the sam imater(?) No 2., - and the Doctor told me when I asked him about it, that he had taken it to Crown Point, Ind. himself and the marriage certificate, I took to him myself.
     If you have not received the papers, I can send them to you, once more, for old Dr. Sirdler, who treated my husband up to his last day, is still living, and my marriage is recorded in the Church Book, for(?) in 1866, when we were married, it was not necesarry for us to go first to the Court, the ceremony in the Church was sufficient.
     Our marriage was blessed with ten children, four of which died within ten days of Diphtheria, before my husbands death. When my husband died, my youngest girl was 12 years and my eldest boy 10 years old, but in months after my husbands death my youngest son followed him and now I have only five children.
     I was his first and only wife and he was my first and only husband.
                    (signed) Friedericke Bremer
                    Endor, Will Co, Ill.
Memo5 April 1901Gentlemen:
     I transmit to you herewith enclosed, all I believe I am able to furnish except the certificate of death which the doctor has sent away, and I hope, that you will have it by this time.
     Dear gentlemen, I would like to know whether pension was ever paid, which was intended for my dear dec'd husband Heinrich Bremer, we never received anything. All the communications which you have received from Crown Point was sent without me knowing anything about it.
     The first papers which arrived after the death of my poor, dear husband, I signed because I was told, that if I do not apply for it, others would do it.
     It seemed too hard, that others should have that for which my husband had suffered.
     If I am not entitled to anything, I beg you, not to give anything to others, and that the whole matter be allowed to rest as he does.
                    (signed:)Friederika Bremer,
or Mrs. Henry Bremer.
(translated from the German (by name) Apr 5, 1901.)
Memo12 June 1902State of Indiana
Lake County
     I, Friedricka Bremer widow of Henry Bremer dec'd do solemnly swear that the following is a true statement of all my property both personal that(?) - I have a life interest in a woodland farm of about 123 acres the ??? of which is about $200 annual rent, 1 horse 2 cows, ?? sheep, of this she must live and support an invalid or pay ??? annual amt of an entailed ??? ??? ??? ???
                    (signed:) Friederike Bremer
Personally appearred before me a Notary Public of the above county Freidericka Bremer to me well known as a woman of thruth & made affidavit to the above this 9th day of June 1902
(signed by the Notary)
(some additional information is listed below the Notary's signature, which looks like German.)
Census29 April 1910Marie Dorothea (Friedricka) Drangmeister appeared on the census of 29 April 1910 at Horton Twp, Osceola Co, IA, living with her son Henry, because his wife had died and the children needed caring for.
Census1 May 1930She appeared on the census of 1 May 1930 at Crete Twp, Will Co, IL, Crete Twsp; Will Co; IL; ED-99-4; 1 May 1930; p185 6B; Listed with family of Herman Reckow as Mother-In-Law.
Death*20 May 1933She died on 20 May 1933 at Crete, Will Co, IL, at age 85.
Burial*24 May 1933She was buried on 24 May 1933 at St Johns Lutheran Church of Eagle Lake North Cemetery, Beecher, Will Co, IL; Death Certificate listed burial place as Eichmeyer School. The cemetery is located at the original site of the St John Lutheran Church. It was moved about a mile and a half, but the church school building remained and is currently (1997) a private residence. The school was probably known as Eichmeyer.

Family

Heinrich (Henry) Conrad Bremer b. 30 Dec 1838, d. 1 Sep 1897
Marriage*4 October 1866She married Heinrich (Henry) Conrad Bremer, son of Friedrich Bremer and Engel (Sophie) Dorothee Heerhorst, on 4 October 1866 at St Johns Lutheran Church of Eagle Lake, Beecher, Will Co, IL.
Children

Marie Magdalen Drangmeister

F, #17855, b. 6 January 1770
FatherJohann Drangmeister b. 19 Mar 1727, d. 16 Mar 1798
MotherAnna Margaretha Engel Biswinkel b. c 25 Dec 1745, d. 11 May 1819
Relationship3rd great-grandaunt of Verna Jean Bremer
Birth*6 January 1770Marie Magdalen Drangmeister was born on 6 January 1770 at Scharnhorst, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Baptism7 January 1770She was baptized on 7 January 1770 at Eschede Lutheran Church, Eschede, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany, godparents: Marie Dorth. Drangmeister Misselhorn, the father's sister; Ann Magd. Biswinckel Dralle, the mother's sister, both from Scharnhorst; Ann Magd. Kuthen Leezen in Rebberlah.
She was the daughter of Johann Drangmeister and Anna Margaretha Engel Biswinkel.

Mary Jane Drangmeister

F, #10008, b. 25 May 1932, d. 15 May 2002
FatherHenry Albert Drangmeister b. 30 Apr 1895, d. 23 Apr 1971
MotherMarie Elizabeth Dumbsky b. 4 Jul 1904, d. 23 Oct 1982
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Birth*25 May 1932Mary Jane Drangmeister was born on 25 May 1932 at Dyer, Lake Co, IN.
She was the daughter of Henry Albert Drangmeister and Marie Elizabeth Dumbsky.
(Witness) Census3 May 1940Mary Jane Drangmeister appeared on the census of 3 May 1940 in the household of Henry Albert Drangmeister and Marie Elizabeth Dumbsky at Dyer, Lake Co, IN.
Note*July 1998Mary Jane Drangmeister live in Michigan part of the year and Florida the rest of the year. in July 1998.
Death*15 May 2002She died on 15 May 2002 at Osprey, Sarasota Co, FL, at age 69.