Looking for help in Germany in locating information and/or German descendants of Heinrich Eickhoff (b. 1818 in Hanover, Hannover, Prussia) who was married in 1843 to Minnie (Wilhemina?) Sandmann (b. 1822 in Kirchdorf, Hannover). It is believed they were farmers near Kirchdorf. Three of their sons emigrated to the U.S.
The oldest, Heinrich A.(b. May 3, 1844)came to America in 1880 with wife Sofia Dorothea Rodenberg and 4 children: Wilhelm, Heinrich, Maria & Fritz.
#2 Son Dietrich E. (b. Nov 23, 1850)immigrated in 1884 with wife Sofia Marie Dorothea Hugo and 5 children: Heinrich, Wilhelm, Friedrich, Maria & Sofia.
The youngest son, Wilhelm (b. Jan. 30, 1864) immigrated in 1888 and married Dorothea Kischer in Illinois that same year.
Family who visited Kirchdorf years ago were told that church records burned so it would be very difficult if not impossible to find either ancestors or descendants of Heinrich & Minnie. I'm hoping someone will be able to help me make a connection. Would really like to know if they had other children who remained in Germany, if there are descendants still living in & around Kirchdorf, what their death dates were, who their parents and grandparents were, etc.
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