Kleiboeker Family Tree - Person Sheet
Kleiboeker Family Tree - Person Sheet
NameMaria Adelheit Dirkes
Birth3 Jul 1805, , Ruesfort, Lower Saxony, Germany
Death5 Oct 1865, New Minden, Washington Co. IL
Burial7 Oct 1865, New Minden, Washington Co. IL
FatherJohann Jakob Dirkes (1767-1834)
MotherCatherina Elizabeth Meier (1773-1829)
Birth23 Jan 1801, Hoerste, Nuenkirchen, Lower Saxony, Germany
Baptism28 Jan 1801, Neuenkirchen-Vörden, Germany
Death13 Oct 1863, Helle, Lower Saxony, Germany
Burial16 Oct 1863, Gehrde Church Cemetery
Marriage27 Mar 1830, , Ruesfort, Lower Saxony, Germany
ChildrenJohann Heinrich (1830-1900)
 Johann Hermann (1837-1837)
 Johann "Dietrich" (1850-1888)
Notes for Maria Adelheit Dirkes
Maria left Germany in 1864 on the ship: Maryland that left Bremen and arrived
New York 8 September 1864. She was listed on the passenger list as Adelheid,
age 58 from Hannover; destination: St. Louis. Also listed on the passenger
list was her daughter Catherine M. age 16 and according to Glazier and Filby
book (known for its errors!) as a son age 14 named Kath. Diedr. I assume this
is the son Johann Diedrich who was 14 at the time. Not listed was Johann
Gerhard. Assume he was left off by Glazier as I found records in Osnabruck
Stadt Archiv, that said he applied to leave to USA with his mother and brother
and sister.

Subsequently Dennis Kruse found the actual copy of the ship Maryland's passenger list. In clear handwriting, we see that H. Steffens was the Captain of the Bark (type of ship) Maryland. They are listed as Adelheid Kleiboeker (note spelling by the Kleiboekers were now different than spelling (Kleyboeker) what was listed on birth records in Germany. Adelheid is listed as 58 years old (female), Catherine M Kleiboeker (female) listed as 16 years, and Joh. Diedr. Kleiboeker (male) as 14 years old. All three are listed as coming from "Casper Gehrde'. In letter exchanges with Professor Holtmann of Oldenburg University in Germany, that Dennis has on file, Casper was a misinterpretation of "Kirchspiel Gehrde." This basically means coming from the area of the Church community of the village of Gehrde. All three had thier destination listed as St. Louis.

In 2011, Dennis Kruse visited St. John’s Lutheran Church in New Minden IL. In the church records there, the pastor, Tim Mueller found a “Katherine Kleiboeker who died October 5th of high fever at the age of 59 years and 11 months. Burial was on October 7th and she was buried there at the St John’s Cemetery in New Minden. This church was one of the original charter churches that helped found the Missouri Synod.
Last Modified 3 Nov 2012Created 1 Feb 2019 By Dennis R Kruse
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