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FINDING THE IMMIGRANTS! An early German record in St. Peter's Church in St. Louis, Missouri was the key to tracing the immigrants. As parents of their first child Johanne Louise in 1852, "Casper Heinr. Bleikamp" and " Anna Marie Elsabin Treckschmidt" were listed as "beide aus Enger, Krs. Herford, Preussen", which in English meant that both were of the village of Enger, County Herford, Prussia. Searching the microfilm for Enger from the LDS Library revealed the marriage of Casper Bleikamp and Anna Marie Drechschmidt, gave their birth places, and parents' names. Incidentally, Anna Marie was about 4 months pregnant with her oldest child when she and Casper made the trip in steerage on the bark "Edmund".

SPECIAL THANKS TO: Theophil Frank Albert "Ted" Froeschner and Shirley Helen Ogier Froeschner whose conversations for conversations about ancestors and our most treasured Picture Book of Froeschner Ancestors with exact dates for each ancestor, Gayle Schfluetzel who shared her detailed notes, the sexton's burial record in St. Peters Cemetery, St. Louis, and Marie Getty for the immigrant ship information which was passed on by Gayle.

QUESTIONS: Who are the ancestors of Casper Heinrich Bleikamp?

Please contact me by email: Jeanette@Martin-Froeschner.net


updated 27 November 2005