Ehme Jürgens Folkers

M, #15464, b. 24 April 1785
FatherFolkert Eden b. 1 Jan 1727, d. b 31 Dec 1809
MotherEke Catharine Janssen b. a 1750
Relationship2nd great-granduncle of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited27 Jun 2020
Birth*Ehme Jürgens Folkers was born on 24 April 1785 at Aurich-Sandhorst, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB.
BaptismHe was baptized on 29 April 1785 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
Marriage*Marriage: Ehme Jürgens Folkers married Gretje Janssen, daughter of Jann Heyen, on 31 December 1809 at Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB, Per Aurich Marriage Register: Ehme Jurgens Folkerts from Sandhorst, unmarried, 24 years old, youngest son of the deceased Hausmann at that very place (Sandhorst), Folkert Eden; Gerdjen Janssen from Wallinghausen, virgin, 24 years old, the only daughter of the Hausmann at that very place (Wallinghausen) Jann Heyen. 
(Witness) BaptismEhme Jürgens Folkers witnessed the baptism of Folkert Janssen Gronewold on 24 October 1814 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB.
Note*Ehme Jürgens Folkers colonist behind Sandhorst (his brother! Jann Folkers in Sandhorst and his sister Hilke Folkers in Wallinghausen were godparents to his daughter Hilke on 28 Mar 1819. 

Family

Gretje Janssen b. 1785
Children

Folkert Janssen Folkers

M, #15462, b. 6 August 1786
FatherFolkert Eden b. 1 Jan 1727, d. b 31 Dec 1809
Relationship2nd great-granduncle of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited5 Oct 2005
Birth*Folkert Janssen Folkers was born on 6 August 1786 at Aurich-Sandhorst, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
BaptismHe was baptized on 9 August 1786 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB, godparents: Garrelt Thilligs? in Sandhorst; the widow Niene Heeren in Aurich. 
Marriage*Marriage: Folkert Janssen Folkers married Hiemke Maria Rieken on 30 November 1816 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
Occupation*Occupation: Folkert Janssen Folkers was Hausmann and Bauermeister (village mayor) in Sandhorst in 1832. 

Family

Hiemke Maria Rieken

Garrelt Janssen Folkers

M, #15467, b. circa 1790
FatherFolkert Eden b. 1 Jan 1727, d. b 31 Dec 1809
MotherEke Catharine Janssen b. a 1750
Relationship2nd great-granduncle of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited5 Oct 2005
Birth*Garrelt Janssen Folkers was born circa 1790; youngest son; no baptismal record in St Lamberti Lutheran Church in Aurich. 
Occupation*Occupation: Garrelt Janssen Folkers was a Hausmann in Sandhorst. 
Marriage*Marriage: Garrelt Janssen Folkers married Ettje Catharine Friderichs on 1 March 1817 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB

Family

Ettje Catharine Friderichs b. c 1796

Gesche Margaretha Janssen Folkers

F, #15470, b. 1793
FatherFolkert Eden b. 1 Jan 1727, d. b 31 Dec 1809
MotherEke Catharine Janssen b. a 1750
Relationship2nd great-grandaunt of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited29 Jun 2017
Birth*Gesche Margaretha Janssen Folkers was born in 1793 at Aurich-Sandhorst, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
Married Name As of 11 April 1816,her married name was Harms. 
Marriage*Marriage: Gesche Margaretha Janssen Folkers married Harm Everts Harms on 11 April 1816. 
Note*Gesche Margaretha Janssen Folkers was a godmother to a son of her brother Folkert Janssen Folkers in Sandhorst in 1825. 

Family

Harm Everts Harms

Hilke Folkers

F, #15466, b. 28 March 1819
FatherEhme Jürgens Folkers b. 24 Apr 1785
MotherGretje Janssen b. 1785
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited5 Oct 2005
Baptism*Hilke Folkers was baptized on 28 March 1819 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB

Hilke Christiane Folkers1

F, #15469, b. 10 June 1780
FatherFolkert Eden b. 1 Jan 1727, d. b 31 Dec 1809
MotherEke Catharine Janssen b. a 1750
Relationship2nd great-grandaunt of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited4 Nov 2003
Birth*Hilke Christiane Folkers was born on 10 June 1780 at Aurich-Sandhorst, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
Married Name As of 31 December 1809,her married name was Post. 
Marriage*Marriage: Hilke Christiane Folkers married Ede Hinrichs Post on 31 December 1809 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB, Per marriage Register: Ede Hinrichs Post, unmarried, 27 years old, second son of the second marrige of the deceased Hinrich Janssen Post in Wallinghausen, with Hilke Catharine Folkert, virgin, 28 years old, the only daughter of the deceased Folkert Eden Hausmann in Sandhorst. 
(Witness) BaptismHilke Christiane Folkers witnessed the baptism of Folkert Janssen Gronewold on 24 October 1814 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB.
(Witness) BaptismHilke Christiane Folkers witnessed the baptism of Hilke Folkers on 28 March 1819 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB

Family

Ede Hinrichs Post b. c 1782

Citations

  1. Lived in Wallinghausen, godmother to her niece Hilke Folkers in Sandhorst on 28 Mar 1819.

Justine Dorothea Folkers

F, #19059, b. circa 1761, d. 4 April 1779
FatherFolkert Eden b. 1 Jan 1727, d. b 31 Dec 1809
MotherTrienke Lubben b. c 1738, d. 18 Oct 1776
Relationship2nd great-grandaunt of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited4 Nov 2003
Birth*Justine Dorothea Folkers was born circa 1761; based on age at death. 
Death*Death: Justine Dorothea Folkers died on 4 April 1779 at Aurich-Sandhorst, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB, of tuberculosis ("Schwindsucht.") 
Burial*Burial: Justine Dorothea Folkers was buried on 9 April 1779 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB

Trientje Ehmen Folkers

F, #42394, b. 13 April 1826, d. 9 April 1914
FatherEhme Jürgens Folkers b. 24 Apr 1785
MotherGretje Janssen b. 1785
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Immigration StatusImmigrated
Last Edited25 Jul 2019
Birth*Trientje Ehmen Folkers was born on 13 April 1826 at Aurich-Sandhorst, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
Married Name As of September 1854,her married name was Bienhoff. 
Marriage*Marriage: Trientje Ehmen Folkers married Heinrich Ulfert Bienhoff in September 1854 at Camp Point, Adams Co, IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: Trientje Ehmen Folkers died on 9 April 1914 at Golden, Adams Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 87. 

Family

Heinrich Ulfert Bienhoff b. 24 Aug 1828, d. 6 Mar 1916
Children

Ellsworth Dwight "Doc" Foreman

M, #25414, b. 27 December 1916, d. 24 January 2013
Last Edited30 Nov 2015
Birth*Ellsworth Dwight "Doc" Foreman was born on 27 December 1916 at Kamiah, Lewis Co, ID, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Ellsworth Dwight "Doc" Foreman married Alma Lena Zimmerman, daughter of Henry R Zimmerman and Mona Adelene Hartwig, on 26 October 2002. 
Death*Death: Ellsworth Dwight "Doc" Foreman died on 24 January 2013 at Spokane Co, WA, United StatesB, at age 96. 
Obituary*Obituary: Ellsworth Dwight ("Doc") FOREMAN (12/27/1916 - 01/24/2013)
(Age 96)

Doc passed away peacefully January 24th, at Sunshine Gardens. He was born December 27, 1916, the youngest of five children in Kamiah, ID, to Nathan Kelly and Lottie Vlasta (Pitner) Foreman.

He married Claire Rutledge in 1941, joining the Navy in 1942 serving in the Pacific on the aircraft carrier USS Lexington, until 1945. He and Claire had three children.

At the end of WWII he went to Dental School in Portland, OR on the GI bill, completing studies in 1951. He started his private practice in the Spokane Valley, first in Dishman, then in Opportunity, where he retired at age 76.

He was active in his church, Gideons, politics, and Boy Scout Leadership.

He was married to Violet Brown from 1966 until she passed away February 8, 2001, married to Alma Zimmerman from October 26, 2002 until she passed away June 26, 2006, married to Jan Honodel from October 28, 2006 until she passed away in May 10, 2008.

Most Recently, Doc was active in the Valley Church of the Nazarene enjoying Sunday Bible Studies and a Pinochle group.

Doc is survived by children, Bruce (Kathy) of Spokane Valley, Dennis of Seattle, WA, and Linda of Otis Orchards; nephew Don (Marie) Johnson of Spokane; and numerous stepchildren, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial Services will be Wednesday, January 30th at noon at Spokane Valley Church of the Nazarene, 15515 E 20th Ave. Inurnment will be at Riverside Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sunshine Gardens, 10410 E. Ninth Ave, Spokane Valley, WA 99206, in thanksgiving for their wonderful care.

Please visit Ellsworth's online tribute and leave a message of condolence at www.hennesseyfunerals.com. Arrangements entrusted to:

Published in Spokesman-Review on January 27, 2013. 
Burial*Burial: Ellsworth Dwight "Doc" Foreman was buried on 30 January 2013 at Reverside Memorial Park, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA, United StatesB

Family

Alma Lena Zimmerman b. 23 Jan 1922, d. 26 Jun 2006

Margaret Forrester

F, #21891, b. 13 April 1917
Last Edited19 Jan 2006
Birth*Margaret Forrester was born on 13 April 1917. 
Married Name As of 21 June 1943,her married name was Shafer. 
Marriage*Marriage: Margaret Forrester married Roy R Shafer, son of Reinhard (Reiner) John Shafer and Cecil Smith, on 21 June 1943. 

Family

Roy R Shafer b. 14 Jul 1922, d. 3 Jan 1955

Della Mae Forst

F, #25260, b. 24 June 1909, d. 16 May 1996
Last Edited24 Nov 2013
Birth*Della Mae Forst was born on 24 June 1909 at Huntington Co, IN, United StatesB
Married NameHer married name was Reiken. 
Marriage*Marriage: Della Mae Forst married Frederick Dean (Fred) Reiken, son of Reiner Reiken and Emma Lottman
Death*Death: Della Mae Forst died on 16 May 1996 at Wabash, Wabash Co, IN, United StatesB, at age 86. 
Burial*Burial: Della Mae Forst was buried in May 1996 at Fairview Cemetery, Servia, Wabash Co, IN, United StatesB

Family

Frederick Dean (Fred) Reiken b. 27 Feb 1903, d. 10 May 1974

William L Foster

M, #17557, b. 17 May 1924, d. 10 January 1994
Last Edited20 Mar 2002
Birth*William L Foster was born on 17 May 1924. 
SSN*His Social Security Number was 345-16-6644; issued before 1951 at IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: William L Foster died on 10 January 1994 at Chicago, Cook Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 69. 

George Allen Franks

M, #10717, d. 1999
Last Edited25 Jun 2007
Death*Death: George Allen Franks died in 1999. 

Folena Violine Franzen

F, #24751, b. circa 1839, d. 2 November 1885
Immigration StatusImmigrated
Last Edited27 Dec 2011
Birth*Folena Violine Franzen was born circa 1839 at Lutetsburg, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
Married Name As of 1868,her married name was Lottman. 
Marriage*Marriage: Folena Violine Franzen married Jacob Jensen Lottman, son of John P Lottman, in 1868 at GermanyB
ImmigrationImmigration: Folena Violine Franzen and Jacob Jensen Lottman immigrated in November 1871 to Baltimore, (independent city), MD, United StatesB, on the ship Laura from Bremen. 
Census*Census: Folena Violine Franzen appeared on the census of 15 June 1880 at Pleasant Precinct, Jefferson Co, NE, United StatesB
Death*Death: Folena Violine Franzen died on 2 November 1885 at Diller, Jefferson Co, NE, United StatesB

Family

Jacob Jensen Lottman b. 6 Nov 1840, d. 13 Apr 1920
Children

Eleanor Louise Frederick

F, #25263, b. 8 June 1925, d. October 1982
FatherGlen George Frederick b. 17 Dec 1899, d. 10 Feb 1962
MotherIda Engeline Reiken b. 25 Sep 1904, d. 5 May 1967
Relationship3rd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited24 Nov 2013
Birth*Eleanor Louise Frederick was born on 8 June 1925 at Huntington Co, IN, United StatesB
Married NameHer married name was Pressler. 
Marriage*Marriage: Eleanor Louise Frederick married Donald Edward Pressler
Burial*Burial: Eleanor Louise Frederick was buried in October 1982 at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery, Huntington, Huntington Co, IN, United StatesB
Death*Death: Eleanor Louise Frederick died in October 1982 at Huntington, Huntington Co, IN, United StatesB, at age 57. 

Family

Donald Edward Pressler b. 29 Jan 1921, d. 23 Sep 2001

Glen George Frederick

M, #25262, b. 17 December 1899, d. 10 February 1962
Last Edited24 Jun 2019
Birth*Glen George Frederick was born on 17 December 1899 at Huntington, Huntington Co, IN, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Glen George Frederick married Ida Engeline Reiken, daughter of Reiner Reiken and Emma Lottman
Death*Death: Glen George Frederick died on 10 February 1962 at age 62. 
Burial*Burial: Glen George Frederick was buried in February 1962 at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery, Huntington, Huntington Co, IN, United StatesB

Family

Ida Engeline Reiken b. 25 Sep 1904, d. 5 May 1967
Children

Glen George Frederick Jr

M, #25265, b. 23 October 1926, d. 29 January 2013
FatherGlen George Frederick b. 17 Dec 1899, d. 10 Feb 1962
MotherIda Engeline Reiken b. 25 Sep 1904, d. 5 May 1967
Relationship3rd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited24 Nov 2013
Birth*Glen George Frederick Jr was born on 23 October 1926 at Bippus, Huntington Co, IN, United StatesB
Burial*Burial: Glen George Frederick Jr was buried on 4 February 1982 at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery, Huntington, Huntington Co, IN, United StatesB
Death*Death: Glen George Frederick Jr died on 29 January 2013 at Huntington, Huntington Co, IN, United StatesB, at age 86. 

Mareke Frerichs

F, #39191, b. 6 April 1759, d. 6 September 1842
Last Edited24 Oct 2018
Birth*Mareke Frerichs was born on 6 April 1759 at Strackholt, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
Married Name As of 2 October 1777,her married name was Aden. 
Marriage*Marriage: Mareke Frerichs married Habben Ehmen Aden, son of Johann Ehmen Aden and Almuth Jansen, on 2 October 1777 at Felde, Ammerland, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
Death*Death: Mareke Frerichs died on 6 September 1842 at Grossefehn-Holtrop, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB, at age 83. 

Family

Habben Ehmen Aden b. 11 Sep 1736, d. 24 Mar 1819
Child

Toebke Janssen Frerichs

F, #39195, b. 15 November 1823, d. 24 September 1895
Immigration StatusImmigrated
Last Edited24 Oct 2018
Birth*Toebke Janssen Frerichs was born on 15 November 1823 at Grossefehn-Holtrop, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
Married Name As of 31 May 1845,her married name was Aden. 
Marriage*Marriage: Toebke Janssen Frerichs married Habbe Lubben Aden, son of Luebbe Von Bockner Habben and Mareke Habben Aden, on 31 May 1845 at Grossefehn-Holtrop, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
Death*Death: Toebke Janssen Frerichs died on 24 September 1895 at NE, United StatesB, at age 71. 

Family

Habbe Lubben Aden b. 11 Oct 1817, d. 2 Oct 1897
Child

Margaret Louise Freyborg

F, #1622, b. 5 July 1916, d. 6 December 2002
Last Edited21 Oct 2005
Birth*Margaret Louise Freyborg was born on 5 July 1916. 
Marriage*Marriage: Margaret Louise Freyborg married Alvah Martin Christopherson
Married NameHer married name was Christopherson. 
Death*Death: Margaret Louise Freyborg died on 6 December 2002 at Brookings, Brookings Co, SD, United StatesB, at age 86. 
NoSSN*No record of her Social Security Number was found on 21 October 2005. 

Family

Alvah Martin Christopherson b. 6 Mar 1913, d. 11 Feb 1989

Ettje Catharine Friderichs

F, #15468, b. circa 1796
Last Edited20 Sep 2001
Birth*Ettje Catharine Friderichs was born circa 1796. 
Marriage*Marriage: Ettje Catharine Friderichs married Garrelt Janssen Folkers, son of Folkert Eden and Eke Catharine Janssen, on 1 March 1817 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
Married Name As of 1 March 1817,her married name was Folker(t)s. 
Married Name As of 1 March 1817,her married name was Folkers. 

Family

Garrelt Janssen Folkers b. c 1790

Marie Elisabeth Garrels

F, #15479
Last Edited20 Sep 2001
Marriage*Marriage: Marie Elisabeth Garrels married Christoph Godfried Wahren-dorff
Married NameHer married name was Wahren-dorff. 

Family

Christoph Godfried Wahren-dorff
Child

Bill John Garretts

M, #39699, b. 8 January 1926, d. 21 January 2012
FatherWilliam F Garretts b. c 1894, d. 1 Nov 1963
MotherElla Knebel b. c 1902
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
MilitaryWorld War II
Last Edited7 Dec 2019
Birth*Bill John Garretts was born on 8 January 1926 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
Military*Military: Bill John Garretts was in the US Navy during World War II. 
Marriage*Marriage: Bill John Garretts married Sherry Dale Wilts on 8 August 1947. 
Death*Death: Bill John Garretts died on 21 January 2012 at Morton, Tazewell Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 86. 
Obituary*Obituary: [Published in Peoria Journal Star on January 24, 2012]
MORTON - Bill J. Garretts, 86, of Morton died at 11:46 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.

He was born Jan. 8, 1926, in Peoria to William and Ella (Knebel) Garretts. He married Barb Patterson on Dec. 14, 1984, in Canton.

Surviving are his wife, Barb Garretts of Morton; four sons, Steve (Vickie) Garretts of Greeley, Colo., Vernon (Kathy) Garretts of Princeville, Larry Garretts and Gary Garretts, both of Peoria; two stepsons, Brent (Jeanne) Reddish of Washington and Brady Reddish of Jacksonville, Fla; five grandsons, Jeremy Garretts, Scott Garretts, Ryan Garretts, Brandon (Kelly) Garretts and Reed (Ashley) Garretts; four granddaughters, Amber (Greg) Denzel, Amy Garretts, B.J. Martin and Michelle Akridge; three stepgrandsons, Kyle Reddish, Cody Reddish and Chris (Jamie) Reddish; three stepgranddaughters, Randi (Patrick) Vaughn, Jolene (Steve) Aldus and Nicole (Reese) Reed; several great-grandchildren; one brother, Vernon (Gertrude) Garretts of Canton; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Jeanine Gottschalk.

Bill was a World War II Navy veteran and served as a captain with the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Division 4.

He worked at Keystone Steel & Wire Co. for 30 years, retiring as a supervisor in 1979 and also retired from PNC Bank.

He was a member of Northwoods Community Church in Peoria, where he served as head usher for the past 18 years. Bill served on multiple boards and committees for Concordia Grade School, Trinity Lutheran Church and Calvary Bible Church.

He was a former lead trainer for Peoria Obedience Training Club.

Bill excelled in everything that he became involved with throughout his life.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton, with Pastor Cal Rychener officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Roberts Cemetery in Morton, where military services will be conducted.

Memorials may be made to Methodist Hospice, 221 NE Glen Oak Ave., Peoria, IL 61636; to the Northwoods Community Church Building Fund, 10700 N. Allen Road, Peoria, IL 61615; or to Rosewood Care Center, 900 Centennial Drive, East Peoria, IL 61611.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.knappjohnson.com. 

Family

Sherry Dale Wilts b. 8 Nov 1928, d. 5 Jun 2009

Henry Garretts

M, #1246, b. 15 October 1851, d. 16 November 1934
Immigration StatusImmigrated
Last Edited3 Mar 2019
Birth*Henry Garretts was born on 15 October 1851 at GermanyB
Marriage*Marriage: Henry Garretts married Frauka Johanna (Frances) Hartwig, daughter of Reiner Michels Hartwig and Tomke Dirk Lottman, on 4 November 1877 at Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
Note*She was living in Peoria, Peoria Co, IL on 4 Apr 1890 when she sold her undivided portion of the farm inherited from her parents to brother John for $200. 
Death*Death: Henry Garretts died on 16 November 1934 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 83. 

Family

Frauka Johanna (Frances) Hartwig b. 5 Dec 1858, d. 14 Nov 1942
Children

John F Garretts

M, #40019, b. 6 June 1891, d. 17 September 1948
FatherHenry Garretts b. 15 Oct 1851, d. 16 Nov 1934
MotherFrauka Johanna (Frances) Hartwig b. 5 Dec 1858, d. 14 Nov 1942
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited3 Mar 2019
Birth*John F Garretts was born on 6 June 1891 at IL, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: John F Garretts married Hilda Mansdotter Rosdahl
Death*Death: John F Garretts died on 17 September 1948 at age 57. 

Family

Hilda Mansdotter Rosdahl b. 24 Nov 1897, d. 8 Jan 1982
Child