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GELLENBECK, Jo(h)an Heinrich "Henry"[1]

Male 1822 - 1887  (64 years)


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  • Name GELLENBECK, Jo(h)an Heinrich "Henry" 
    Born 28 Jan 1822  Mentrup, Kingdom of Hannover Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 30 Jan 1822  Hagen, Hannover, (Germany) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Jan 1887  St. Louis, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I479  Roddy-Benjestorf Family Tree
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2014 

    Father GELLENBECK, Johann Georg [Jürgen?] Heinrich,   b. 24 Nov 1765, Iburg (Maescher?), Osnabrück, HRE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1830, Hagen (Mentrup?), Kingdom of Hannover Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother KRÄMER [KREIMER?], Luzia Catharina Maria,   b. 15 Oct 1789, Bekerode, Hagen, Osnabrück, HRE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1862, Mentrup, Kingdom of Hannover Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 31 Oct 1820  Hagen, Kingdom of Hannover Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F227  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family KONERSMANN, Catharina [Maria] Elisabetha,   b. 22 Apr 1821, Hagen, Kingdom of Hannover Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1903, St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [1
    Married 2 Nov 1849  Hagen, Kingdom of Hannover Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. GELLENBECK, Anna Catharina Gertrud,   b. 5 Dec 1850, Mentrup, Hannover Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1927, St.louis, St. Louis, MO, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Gellenbeck, Anna Maria Elisabeth Sophia,   b. 21 Jul 1852, Mentrup, Hannover Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1884, St. Louis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     3. GELLENBECK, Maria Catharina,   b. 11 Nov 1854, Mentrup, Hannover Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. GELLENBECK, Mathilde Catharina,   b. 20 Feb 1857, Mentrup, Kingdom of Hannover Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1935, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     5. Gellenbeck, Friedrich Wilhelm,   b. 12 Feb 1859, Mentrup ?, Hannover Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1859, Mentrup ?, Hannover Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     6. GELLENBECK, Maria Elizabeth [Margarethe],   b. 16 Apr 1860, Mentrup?, Kingdom of Hannover Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1924, St. Louis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F406  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

    • *(From LDS Family History list. Submitted by Ellen Hennessy, q.v.).

      Johan, unlike his brothers, remained in Hannover long enough to get married and raise a family. On 2 November 1849 he married Catharina Elisabeth Konersmann [Himmermann shows 7 Nov. 1849].
      Johan had 4 daughters by his wife Catharina.
      Apparently the Johan Gellenbeck's were the German equivalent of "sharecroppers", because they are refered to as "the Heurlings" (Heurlinge~ a person who lives in an auxilary building of a farm and works for the farmer and/or leases some land to farm).
      In 1869 (3 years after the Prussian invasion ~ the year Heinrich Benjestorf stowed away to America) the two oldest daughters emigrated to America. [ Did Heinrich Benjestorf meet these two in America, or even on the ship to America, and through them meet Mathilde when she came to America?].
      Finally, on 20 May, 1872 Johan, his wife and two youngest daughters, Maria Catharina & Mathilde Catharina, set sail from Bremen to emigrate to the United States. They arrived in Baltimore, Maryland on 10 June 1872.
      The records show that the Gellenbeck's arrived in Baltimore with THREE children; Matilda Catharina, Marie Catharina & "Elise", a 12 year old girl. [Elise was apparently the Gellenbeck's youngest child]
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      Late August 2002: received a message from Pat (Koebbe) Kroll of Phoenix. Her Great grandmother was Elisabeth (Gellenbeck) Koebbe [possibly "cousin Elise?]. She has church records [St. Anthony of Padua Church in St. Louis] which shows a Joannes Henrick Gellenbeck that died there on 20 January,1887 at the age of 65. This could very easily have been Johan. [He died at the home of his son-in-law, Herman Bange]

    • [1880 Census of St. Louis, Missouri]

      In june, 1880, "Henry" Gellenbeck and his wife, "Mary", were living with their daughter, Sophia and son-in-law Herman "Benge".

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] File (merged): C:\Users\Don\Desktop\RodBen1.fh_data\RodBen1.ged.
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