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Hello Westerfelds and Westerfields!


If you have German Westerfeld ancestors, especially from Westphalia and Hanover, please e-mail your gedcom files to beatehauer@hotmail.com
Maybe we can link your line to some other lines.



Benjamin F Westerfield and his wife Julia Ann, nee Gray

The picture shows Benjamin Francis Westerfield and his wife Julia Ann, nee Gray. Benjamin was born Berend Friedrich Westerfeld on 19 Nov 1820 in Oppenwehe, Wehdem parish, Westphalia, Germany. He came to the USA in about 1843 and changed his name. He was a tailor in Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County, Maryland. More information on him and his ancestors and descendancy here.
The photo belongs to Benjamin's descendant Micki Dobson.




Look at our "lost ancestors"-list. Maybe you will find your immigrant Westerfeld ancestor!





Das Wappen von Nordrhein-Westfalen

This is the coat of arms of the German federal state of Nordrhein-Westfalen/North Rhine-Westphalia.

The following list shows some places of origins of Westerfelds, who came to the USA in the 19th century, and some of their descendants:

Kreis/County Minden-Lübbecke: Stemwede:
Oppenwehe -Westerfelds


There is an excellent site for Stemwede genealogy hosted by Jim Jensen.





Das Wappen von Niedersachsen

This is the coat of arms of the German federal state of Niedersachsen/Lower Saxonia.

The following list shows some places of origins of Westerfelds, who came to the USA in the 19th century, and some of their descendants:

Landkreis/County Osnabrück: Bad Essen: Hüsede







Das Wappen von Hessen

This is the coat of arms of the German federal state of Hessen/Hesse.

The following list shows some places of origins of Westerfelds, who came to the USA in the 19th century, and some of their descendants:

Frankfurt am Main: Bonames
Hochtaunuskreis: Friedrichsdorf im Taunus: Burgholzhausen (ehemals/formerly Holzhausen)







Ports of Arrival

Galveston, TX

Information provided by fellow Westerfeld researchers listed by State (the Westerfeld ancestor lived in)

Ohio

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