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John Benning and Anna Katharina “Catherine” (Schoenekamp) Benning

April 10, 2014

Anna Katharina “Catherine” Schoenekamp was born on January 1st 1833 in Borken to John Theodore Steggemann Schoenekamp and Adelheid or Anna Christina (Ruetering) Schoenekamp.

In the 1850 census she was living in the home of Adams Nichols, a physician. She was 17 and listed as Catherine Schoening. On February 24th 1852 she married John Benning, a boarder in the home of her sister, Gertrude (Schoenekamp) Hermeling. John was born on December 26th 1825 in Prussia.

In the 1860 census they were living in Quincy Ward 2, Adams County, Illinois. The household consisted of John (35), Katherine (25), Emily (3), Frances (1), Alida Benning (38). John was a grocer.

In the 1870 census they were living in Quincy Ward 2, Adams County, Illinois. The household consisted of John (45), Kate (38), Amelia (13), Frances (10), Kate (4), and John (1). No occupation was listed.

In the 1880 census they were living in Quincy, Adams County, Illinois. The household consisted of John (55), Catherine (46), Amelia (24), Frances (20), Catherine (14), and John (11). John was a clerk in a grocery store. Amelia was a teacher in a convent. Frances was a domestic servant.

Their daughter Catherine died on March 12th 1884 from consumption. She was 18 years old. John Benning died on October 19th 1889. He was 63 years old. Anna Katharina “Catherine” (Schoenekamp) Benning died on September 17th 1892 from a complication of diseases. She was 59 years old. They are both buried at Saint Boniface Cemetery.

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Maria Anna (Schoenekamp) Reling/Rehling

April 10, 2014

Maria Anna Schoenekamp was born on January 2nd 1830 to Theodore Schoenekamp and Christina (Ruetering) Schoenekamp. Not a lot of information is known about her. Her is the information I have pieced together most guess work and probably incorrect but I will label speculation from stories.

On May 7th 1850 in Quincy there is a marriage document between Bernard Henry Reilink and Mary Ann Shinnink. Taking the fact that cursive can be tricky to read what if it said Reling and Shoening, Schoening being the name that was always given to my family instead of Schoenekamp.

Gesina’s son marriage Lizzie Reling who had a sister named Christine Reling. When Christine died it was said that her father was Barney Rehling. No mother was listed. This all still corresponds between the marriage document and the Christine’s death information.

The original story about Mrs. Rehling’s death as following: She lived on a farm. Her family and her drove to Quincy to watch a circus parade. The team of horses became frightened as the elephants approached and Mrs. Rehling tried to quiet them. The team bolted and Mrs. Rehling was gored by the wagon tongue and died.

Heinrich “Henry” Deters and Marie Gesina (Schoenekamp) Deters

April 10, 2014

Marie Gesina Schoenekamp was born on June 3rd 1826 in Borken to John Theodore Steggeman Schoenekamp and Adelheid or Anna Christina (Rueterting) Schoenekamp.

She was married on August 3rd 1846 in Quincy to Heinrich “Henry” Deters. He was born on June 23rd 1824 in Hanover Germany.

On May 8th 1847 they had a son named Theodore that died in December of 1847. They have a son named Ambrose William on June 19th 1848. They had a daughter named Mary Caroline on January 19th 1850. They had a son named Gerhard “George” Henry that was born on June 2nd 1852. They had a daughter named Marie Josephine that was born on May 27th 1854 that died on June 2nd 1854.

In 1860 they were living in Quincy Ward 2, Adams County, Illinois. The household consisted of Henry (36), Gesina (34), William (12), Caroline (10), and George (8). Henry was a brick maker.

On October 3rd 1860 they had a son named Simon Francis Alois “Frank”. They had a son named Henry Andrew Anthony Boniface Deters on August 18th 1863 that died in March the following year. Sadly on July 5th 1866, Heinrich “Henry” Deters died. He was 42 years old.

In 1870 they were living in Quincy Ward 5, Adams County, Illinois. The household only consisted of Gesina (42) and Frank (8).

In 1880 they were living in Quincy, Adams County, Illinois. The household consisted of Gesina (53) and Frank (19). Frank was a clerk in a dry goods store.

Sadly Frank died on December 8th 1881. He was 21 years old.

In the 1900 census, Gesina was living in Chicago Ward 20, Cook County, Illinois with her daughter Caroline. The household consisted of Fred Happel (60), Caroline (50), Jos (25), Aloysius (23), Frank (21), Gretchen (18), Marie (12), Frederick (10), Isabelle (6), Gesina Deters (72), and a servant, Mary Carlson (26). Fred worked at a Wholesale Jewelry. Aloysisus was a clerk also in the jewelry business. Frank was a travel agent.

Sadly on October 12th 1901, Marie Gesina (Schoenekamp) Deters died. She was 75 years old.

Herman Frageman and Catherine Elizabeth (Schoenekamp) Frageman

April 9, 2014

Catherine Elisabeth “Lizzie” Schoenekamp was born on February 18th 1822 in Borken, Germany to John Theodore Steggemann Schoenekamp and Adelheid or Anna Christina (Ruetering) Schoenekamp. She came with her family to America in 1844.

On April 1st 1845 in Quincy she married Herman Frageman/Fragemann. Herman was born on November 3rd 1820 in the same location.

In the 1850 census they were living in Quincy North Ward, Adams County, Illinois. The household consisted of Herman (30), Elisabeth (29), Herman (2), and Mary (1). Herman was a laborer. Sadly their daughter Mary died after the 1850 census.

In the 1860 census they were living in Quincy Ward 5, Adams County, Illinois. The household consisted of Herman (40), Elizabeth (36), Herman (12), Christine (9), Caroline (7), Henry (4), and Barney (2). Herman was a brickyard laborer.

Their son Herman died on October 12th 1865. He was 17 years old.

In the 1870 census they were living in Quincy Ward 5, Adams County, Illinois. The household consisted of Herman (49), Lizzie (49), Christina (18), Henry (14), Barney (11), and John (8). Herman was a pack house laborer and Henry was a cigar maker.

In the 1880 census they were living in Quincy, Adams County, Illinois. The household consisted of Herman (60), Elizabeth (57), Barney (22), and John (17). Herman worked in a wood yard. Barney was a marble cutter. John was a brick maker. This census also told us that Herman had Rheumatism.

Sadly on March 18th 1883, Catherine Elizabeth (Schoenekamp) Frageman died. She was 61 years old.

In the 1900 census Herman was living in Quincy Ward 5, Adams County, Illinois with his daughter Christina. The household consisted of Joseph Thuer (54), Christina (48), and Herman Frageman (80). Joseph was a baker.
On February 24th 1907 his son John died. He was 46 years old.

In the 1910 census Herman was living in Quincy Ward 5, Adams County, Illinois with his daughter Caroline. The household consisted of John Kuhlman (59), Caroline Kuhlman (58), Elizabeth Kuhlman (34), and Herman Frageman (88). John was a molder.

Sadly on February 14th 1915, Herman Frageman died. He was 94 years old. They are both buried Saint Boniface Cemetery.

Johannes “John” Heinricus Hermeling and Gertrude (Schoenekamp) Hermeling

April 7, 2014

Johannes “John” Heinricus Hermeling was born on September 26th 1811 in Borken, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany to Johannes Theodore Hermeling and Maria Christina (Buseminking) Hermeling. He was baptized the same day in Sankt Remigus Katholisch, Borken, Westfalen, Prussia.

On November 16th 1841 he married Gertrude Schoenekamp. He was 30 years old and she was 18. Gertrude was born on April 20th 1823 in Borken to Johan Theodore Schoenekamp and Anna Christina (Ruetering) Schoenekamp.

According to Settling in Missouri by R.A. Hermeling his grandparents, John Hermeling and Gertrude (Schoenekamp) Hermeling migrated to Missouri in 1842. It is in an untitled version of this same story that he places their migration to Missouri in 1845 instead of 1842.

In A BRIEF OUTLINE OF FAMILY HISTORY by R.A. Hermeling , his grandparents “decided to join the many emigrants leaving for America. Four of Gertrude’s sisters and their husbands agreed to go along.”

According to state archives in Muenster and in Detmold, West Germany in Westphalian emigrants in the 19th century: emigration from the governmental district of Muenster, part 1, John and Gertrude came to America in 1844. The same can be said about the Schoenekamp family through the same document in the same year. Were the Hermeling family and the Schoenekamp family on the same ship? My best guess is yes.

In the document, A BRIEF OUTLINE OF FAMILY HISTORY, the voyage was made on a sailing ship and crossed the Atlantic Ocean. This trip took six weeks. In this same document he gives a story about their stay on the ship. In it he writes that the women took turns in preparing meals for all on board. He wrote that Gertrude said that it sometimes became a “difficult chore on the storm tossed ships. Sometimes a group of women would be sitting on the deck peeling potatoes for a meal. A huge wave would suddenly hit the craft and potatoes would go rolling across the deck, some of them going overboard.”

He also gives us that “after crossing the Atlantic, the ship sailed around the tip of Florida into the Gulf of Mexico, landing at the Port of New Orleans.” It is at this time in New Orleans that in the story Settling in Missouri that John Hermeling heard of the “fertile soil for wonderful farmlands in Missouri, which President Tyler was urging young people to take over, free, to build a future for themselves.” In Pioneers he writes the President at the time as James K. Polk instead of Tyler and Polk asking newlyweds to migrate to the Middle and Northwestern States, instead of just Missouri.

It is the president that would give us the about range that their true migration to Missouri would have been. John Tyler was president from 1841 to 1845. James Polk was president from 1845 to 1849. My best guess is Polk.

Through the Illinois Marriages to 1850, we can see Lizzie Frageman’s marriage to Herman on April 1st 1845 and Gesina Deter’s marriage to Heinrich on August 3rd 1846. This quickly dismisses the part in A BRIEF OUTLINE OF FAMILY HISTORY where R.A. Hermeling wrote “Four of Gertrude’s sisters and their husbands agreed to go along” when referring to coming to America. This information and the immigration of the Schoenekamp family tells me that Gertrude’s sisters were married in America not Germany.

This also places the Schoenekamp family living in Quincy in 1845. If as stated in many tales by R.A. Hermeling that Gertrude’s sisters and husbands were living in Quincy this would place their time in Missouri after 1846 and before 1847, which is during the presidency of James Polk not John Tyler.

I would like to suggest that based on the evidence that the Hermeling/Schoenekamp family landed in Louisiana, John Hermeling heard of their lands on Missouri but the family moved to Quincy. He got what he needed after a couple of years and moved to Missouri talking a couple of Gertrude’s sisters and husbands into going. They moved their but after the Yellow Fever struck they moved back to Quincy.

John and Gertrude reached Quincy from Missouri by way of an ox drawn wagon followed by a ferryboat. It is still interesting to note that where their home in Missouri stood is now the Missouri State Capitol.

In the 1850 census we find them living in Quincy North Ward, Adams County, Illinois. The household consisted of John (33), Gertrude (26), Christina (3), Theodore (0), and John Benning (25). John Benning was actually the future husband of Anna Katharina (Schoenekamp) Benning, Gertrude’s sister. John Hermeling was a carpenter. It was written in my great grandfather, R.A. Hermeling’s writing that his grandfather, John was such a good carpenter that even at the time of his writing and maybe even now some of the landmarks he made still remain as monuments of his ability.

Their daughter Christina died in 1853, they had a son named Heinricum who was born in 1851 and died in 1854, and a son named Heinirch who was born in 1858 and died in 1859. The rest of their children survived.

In the 1860 census they were living in Quincy Ward 1, Adams County, Illinois. The household consisted of John (51), Gertrude (36), Theodore (10), John (6), Francis (4), and William (3/12). John was a day laborer.
In the 1870 census they were living in Quincy Ward 1, Adams County, Illinois. The household consisted of John (59), Gertrude (47), Theodore (20), John (15), Frank (14), William (10), Edward (7), Joseph (4), and Alois mistakenly written as Adolph (5/12). John was a carpenter, his son Theodore was a chair maker, and his son John worked at a bakery.

In the 1880 census they were living in Quincy, Adams County, Illinois. The household consisted of John (62), Gertrude (56), Frank (23), William (20), Edward (17), Joseph (14), and Alois (10). John was a carpenter, Frank was a machinist, William was a blacksmith, Edward was a painter, and Joseph was a clerk at a laundry place.

In truth in about 1877, Frank and Edward left home for Fort Worth, Texas. Edward became a professional baseball player. He died in the summer of 1885 due to typhoid fever; he was about 22 years old. John and Gertrude feared their other son Frank had also died. On May 20th 1886, their son John died. He was 32 years old.

Johannes “John” Heinricus Hermeling died on May 21st 1888. His obituary tells us that he had been an invalid for the past nine years before his death. His cause of death was apoplexy which he was stricken with five months ago. He was 76 years old.

In 1892 a friend of the family wrote from West Burlington that their happened to a man named Frank Hermeling who was working in the railroad shops down there. The family hoped that by chance this would be Frank Hermeling, the missing son. William went to Iowa and in fact it turned out to be the same Frank Hermeling. They both returned home and Gertrude was overjoyed.

In 1892 their son Joseph Hermeling was accidently shot after returning from a hunting trip. He went to the Riverside Sanitarium and his health had greatly improved but the day before he was to return home he was stricken with a sudden stroke of apoplexy. He was 26 years old.

In the 1900 census Gertrude was living in Quincy Ward 1, Adams County, Illinois. She was living with her son Alois. The household consisted of Alois (30), Ella (30), Clarence (1), and Gertrude (76). Alois was a retail shoe dealer.

Gertrude (Schoenekamp) Hermeling died on February 16th 1903. Her death was from Nephritis and complications of old age. She was 79 years old. Both Gertrude and John are buried at St. Boniface cemetery in Quincy, Illinois.

Theodore Schoenekamp and Christina (Ruetering) Schoenekamp

April 7, 2014

The Beginning of the Shoenekamp / Schönekamp family started with Johan Theodore Steggemann Schoenekamp and Adelheid or Anna Christina (Ruetering/Rötering) Schoenekamp.

According to the site online-ofb.de Johan was born on November 30th 1779 in Borken-Bauerschaft Grütlohn. On February 9th 1819 he married Anna Christina Rötering. According to the site she was born in 1793 in Rhede.

According to the U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s they arrived in America in 1844. Their family was written as John Theodor Schonekamp, Adelheid Rotering, M.A. Schonekamp, A Cath Schonekamp, Gesina Schonekamp, and Elis Shonekamp.

In 1850 they were living in Quincy North Ward, Adams County, Illinois. The family consisted of Theodore (74) and Christina (55). Theodore was a laborer. They lived next door to their daughter, Elizabeth (Schoenekamp) Frageman.

According to online-ofb.de, Theodore died on February 6th 1853. Christina was written as dying on July 6th 1867.