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A Family History of Henry George Grabenhorst


Descendents


Henry George Grabenhorst was married three times. He had seven children, eighteen grandchildren, thirty great-grandchildren and numerous great-great grandchildren. These are his descendents and their families.

1-Heinrich Georg (Henry George) Grabenhorst, son of Hans Heinrich Gravenhorst and Dorothea Sabine Heinemann, was born on 17 Mar 1799 in Watzum, Braunschweig, Germany, died on 23 May 1899 in Webster County, Iowa at age 100, and was buried in Dayton Cemetery, Webster, Iowa. 

Henry George married Johanne Rosine Henriette Waupke, daughter of Johann Andreas Waupke and Johanne Lucie Elizabeth Juliane Pape, on 30 Sep 1827 in Klein Vahlberg, Braunschweig, Germany. Johanne was born on 9 Dec 1799 in Klein Vahlberg, Braunschweig, Germany and died on 17 Jun 1831 in Klein Vahlberg, Braunschweig, Germany at age 31. They had four children: Johann Heinrich Andreas, Heinrich Friedrich, Katharina Marie, and Heinrich Christian.

2-Johann Heinrich Andreas (John Andrew) Grabenhorst was born on 10 May 1825 in Klein Vahlberg, Braunschweig, Germany and died between 1900 and 1910, probably in Pennsylvania.

2-Heinrich Friedrich Grabenhorst was born on 8 Feb 1828 in Klein Vahlberg, Braunschweig, Germany and died on 3 Apr 1828 in Klein Vahlberg, Braunschweig, Germany at age 2 months. 

2-Katharina Marie Grabenhorst was born on 8 Feb 1828 in Klein Vahlberg, Braunschweig, Germany and died on 30 Jul 1829 in Klein Vahlberg, Braunschweig, Germany at age 1. 

2-Heinrich Christian (Henry Christian) Grabenhorst was born on 21 Nov 1829 in Klein Vahlberg, Braunschweig, Germany and died on 16 Dec 1922 in Salem, Marion, Oregon at age 93.

Henry George next married Anna Marie Juliane Maseberg, daughter of Johann Carl Maseberg and Anne Dorothea Fricke, on 30 Sep 1831 in Uehrde, Braunschweig, Germany. Anna was born on 27 Aug 1800 in Uehrde, Braunschweig, Germany. In what was an extraordinary move for that time in Germany, Henry George and Anna Marie Juliane were divorced. The reason for the divorce is unknown. It is known that a child, Johann Friedrich Andreas, was recorded in the church books as having been born to Anna Marie Juliane Maseberg and Heinrich Georg Grabenhorst five and a half months after their wedding. One can speculate that perhaps this child was not the child of Henry George and thus the subsequent divorce.

2-Johann Friedrich Andreas Grabenhorst was born on 9 Mar 1832 in Klein Vahlberg, Braunschweig, Germany and died on 13 Apr 1832 in Klein Vahlberg, Braunschweig, Germany at age 1 month. 

Eight months after his marriage to Anna Marie Juliane Maseberg and two weeks after the death of the child, Johann Friedrich Andreas, Henry George married Anna Dorothea Elizabeth Neddemeier on 27 Apr 1832 in Wittmar, Braunschweig, Germany. In their marriage document he is listed as a divorced husband.  Anna Dorothea Elizabeth was the daughter of a carpenter named Brandes from Kissenbruck  and the widow Catharina Elizabeth Lohr Neddemeier. Illegitimate children born during this time in Germany were given the surname of their mother but their biological father was often listed on the birth record. Later, after moving to America, Dorothea's maiden name was given as Brandes or Branders. Dorothea was born on 8 Feb 1807 in Gross Vahlberg, Germany, died on 20 Sep 1885 in Webster County, Iowa at age 78, and was buried in Dayton Cemetery, Webster, Iowa. Henry George and Dorothea had two children: Dorothea Auguste Elizabeth (Dorothy) and Heinrich Friedrich (Frederick).

2-Dorothea Auguste Elizabeth (Dorothea) Grabenhorst was born on 11 Feb 1833 in Klein Vahlberg, Braunschweig, Germany and died on 3 Nov 1914 in Loraine Twp, Henry, Illinois at age 81. 

2-Heinrich Friedrich (Frederick) Grabenhorst was born on 27 Mar 1835 in Klein Vahlberg, Braunschweig, Germany, died on 1 Mar 1927 in Bluff Creek, Monroe, Iowa at age 91. 


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