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Re: Walkenhorst Family in Utah
Posted by: Laura Stolk (nee Gross) (ID *****5824) Date: January 11, 2008 at 17:21:22
In Reply to: Walkenhorst Family in Utah by Jon Walkenhorst of 19

Hi Jon,

Thank you for letting us know. I have been in contact with several Walkenhorst researchers in the St. Louis area and one in New Orleans, but none so far in Salt Lake City.

We have all seemed to agree that Walkenhorsts in the U.S. migrated from the same general area. However, it has been difficult to impossible to locate migration records. Seems like they came from what is now the Northeastern part of Germany (Hannover, Prussa, Westphalia.)Do you have any migration information?

It sounds like that if my Cincinnati line and your Salt Lake City line crosses, it would have been before migration.

Since my last post, I have completed the genealogy of my Cincinnati Walkenhorst ancestors and have written a narrative about them, which took me nearly five years to complete.

In my research, I have found that Casper Walkenhorst migrated to Cincinnati, Ohio in 1853 from the Kingdom of Hannover. He came with his wife (Catherine who went by Kate), two children (Henry & Mary), his brother Franz Walkenhorst and Franz's wife (Anna.) Casper and Kate ended up having nine children all together (see below.) Franz and Anna had four children. However, Franz, Anna, and all of their children died between 1866-1872, probably of cholera.
Walkenhorst: from Hannover to Cincinnati
Casper Walkenhorst(1822-1882)
wife = Catherine (Kate) (1824-?)
son = Frank Henry Walkenhorst (1849-1914)
wife = Elizabeth Kuhn (1849-1931)
daughter = Mary Walkenhorst (1851-?)
husband = Louis Bramkamp (1848-?)
daughter = Caroline Walkenhorst (1856-?)
daugther = Mimie Walkenhorst (1859-?)
son = Casper Henry Walkenhorst (1861-1931)
wife = Ameilia Weber (?-1920)
daughter = Lizzie Walkenhorst (1865-?)
son = Casper Walkenhorst, Jr. (1867-1867)
son = Fred Walkenhorst (1869-?)
wife = Margaret (1871-?)
son = Willie Walkenhorst (1871-?)

Walkenhorst: from Prussia to Cincinnati
There was one other Walkenhorst that settled in Cincinnati at about the same time. That was Joseph Walkenhorst and he migrated from Prussia. His wife was Nancy O. They had a son, also named Joseph. Joseph Sr. was killed during the Civil War. Young Joeseph was a Blacksmith like his father, however I do not know if there continued to be lineage from this line.

Walkenhaus: from Suerbeg to Cincinnati
Another family by the very similar name of Walkenhaus lived in Cincinnati at this time as well. In this line, Friedrich Walkenhaus migrated on a ship called the Luna from Bremen to Baltimore then settled in Cincinnati. They were farmers and came from a town called Suerbeg. Their names were Friedrich and Catharine Walkenhaus. Their children were Caspar and Catharine.

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