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Old Godemann Family Photos and Documents
from Klein Belitz, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany to Falls City, Nebraska

Please Help Find these Mystery Missing Godemann Family Ancestors

 We are still trying to find the parents and town of Hans Heinrich Godemann, born about 1768.  He was the grandfather of Johann Christian Albrecht  Godemann of Klein Belitz.  Hans married Elisabeth Margaretha Scharff of Penzin, at the Neukirchen church on 1 Nov 1793.  We had originally thought that he came from the Satow Godemann families but new research showed that this was not the case.  Another possibility is he was from the Heiligenhagen parish nearby, but research has not found him there.  If anyone has any clues as to Hans' parents or his town it will be very much appreciated.  Also both families came out of Scharf or Scharff families of Penzin, so more research is on going to see where these families are related.

See the Godemann Family from Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany, on-line family tree at RootsWeb

Many thanks go to Grit Ende and her continued research, see her related Godemann line at her Ancestry and Family Research website. 
For best viewing use Internet Explorer for Grit's pages.  Grit has recently (Oct 2005) found many of these Godemann families come from Ties Godemann, born about 1589 in the Satow region of old Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany.  Still missing although are the parents of Hans, born about 1768.

Anna Schroeder Godemann 1831 - 1914

Anna Maria Sophia Godemann nee Schroeder was born on 11 May 1831 in Neukirchen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin.
She married Johann Christian Albrecht Godemann on 28 June 1861 at Neukirchen.  They had 3 children in Germany
and on 15 October 1882 the family came to America on the ship Vandalia and settled  in Falls City,
Nebraska.  Also on board
in 1882 were 2 of Johann Godemann's sisters and families, Maria who married Christian
Papenhagen and Sophia who
married Carl Kiel.  Other related families are Kasten, Huebener, and Eickhoff.

Carl Godemann and Minnie Huebener Godemann

Carl was the 3rd born son of Johann and Anna Schroeder Godemann (top picture).  He was born on
7 June 1866 in Klein Belitz, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany and immigrated in 1882 with his parents on the
ship Vandalia.  Carl married Minnie Huebener on 3 January 1890 in Falls City, Nebraska.  She was born in 1871 in
Wokrent, near Klein Belitz and was the daughter of Johann Peter Huebener and Elisabeth Kopplemann.

Actual Ship Passenger List of Vandalia

 S.S. Vandalia Departure Passenger List - Hamburg

This is the actual passenger list for the boarding of the steam ship Vandalia on 15 October 1882.  There were a total of
993 passengers on board including the Captain and crew.  The Godemanns and relatives started with passenger number
877 of 993.  The header on top states that the ship Vandalia was a Dampf Schiffe meaning Steam Ship or S.S.
 The S.S. Vandalia arrived at the New York Port at Castle Garden
on 3 November 1882.

  Godemann, Johann, Male, age 49, Farmer, from Klein Belitz, Mecklenburg
  Godemann, Sophie, F, 50, Wife, Klein Belitz
  Godemann, Carl, M, 16, Child, Klein Belitz
Godemann, Sophie, F, 20, Child, Klein Belitz
Pappenhagen, Christian, M, 60, Farmer, Klein Belitz
Pappenhagen, Marie, F, 59, Wife, Klein Belitz
Kiel, Carl, M, 49, Farmer, Klein Belitz
Kiel, Elisabeth, F, 51, Wife, Klein Belitz
Kiel, Wilhelmina, F, 22, Child, Klein Belitz
Kiel, Heinrich, M, 7, Child, Klein Belitz
Kiel, Emma, F, 9 months, Infant, Klein Belitz