Posted By:Julianne Mevis
Subject:Re: Moericke, Germany, Wisconsin
Post Date:February 04, 2006 at 11:32:52
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Forum:Moericke Family Genealogy Forum
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Are you related to Marvin Richter? He has been researching
the Moericke family for some time. He visited us some years ago.
Christian Friedrich Moericke,51, Kolonist, and his wife, Charlotte Marie Louise Brettke,no age, and children, Friedrich August,20; Johann Friedrich Wilhelm,10; Ernestine Amalie,26; Augusta Juliane Henriette,17; Ernestine Wilhelmine Pauline,15; Louise Augusta,13; and Louise Christiane Matilde Moericke,5; all immigrated in 1852, from Place of Origin: Hampshire/Sternburg, Destination: Nord Amerika, according to the Brandenburg,Prussia Emigration Records. There are daughters with the same given names. It is my understanding that the German people gave their children the names of the baptismal sponsors. There were two Godmothers and Godfathers. Hence, the daughters would have three names, a given name and the names of two Godmothers and the sons, the names of two Godfathers plus a given name. My husband descends from Friedrich August Moericke. Please email me at my email address. Julianne Mevis