The Heinsohn Family in Texas
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The Heinsohn Family in Texas
This site is devoted to the family history of the six Heinsohn brothers who immigrated
from Oldenburg to Texas between 1845 and 1850.
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At the Heinsohn Family Reunion, we are all descendants of Hinrich "Diedrich" Heinsohn and Anna Marie Rodefeld who lived at Jaderberg near Varel in Oldenburg, now Germany. We usually distinguish between six branches of the family, a branch for each of the six Heinsohn brothers who immigrated between the years 1845 and 1850. The brothers had a sister who died as an infant, and they also had three half-siblings who were born at Jaderberg after they immigrated. Their mother died in 1844. (For more history of the Heinsohns in Germany, see the Hinrich "Diedrich" Heinsohn Family at Dawn Heinsohn's website.) The brothers included the following:
You will notice that the single brothers all immigrated before the married ones. They must have sent promising reports of Texas back to Germany. Wilhelm, Heinrich, Gerhard, Johann, and Anton all lived in the area surrounding Frelsburg which is in Colorado County. Frelsburg is very near the Austin and Fayette County lines and Johann and Heinrich actually lived in Austin County. Johann lived near the Post Oak Point community and that's probably where Heinrich also lived. Gerhard lived first at Frelsburg, but later bought land just inside the Fayette County line near Willow Springs. Friedrich was the only brother to remain in the Galveston area.
- Wilhelm (1814-1885) married Meta Harfst at Jaderberg in 1843 and immigrated in 1850.
- Friedrich (1816-1889) immigrated in 1845 and married Auguste Oehring in 1848.
- Heinrich (1819-ca1851) married Ahlke "Kathrine" Mueller at Jade in 1847 and immigrated in 1850.
- Gerhard (1822-1902) immigrated circa 1847. He married Anna Margrete "Sophie" Fehrenkamp in 1855.
- Johann (1827-1903) immigrated in 1845 with his brother Friedrich. He married Anna M. Meyer in 1853.
- Anton (1829-1901) immigrated in 1847 and married Nancy Stoeltje in 1852.
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with thanks to the many, many Heinsohn cousins who have made our history come alive
by generously sharing their photographs and family stories with me
This website is maintained by Rox Ann Johnson.
Please contact me with any questions or comments about this site that you may have.
The Heinsohn Family research data was organized using Reunion genealogy software for Apple computers.
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This site was last updated on September 6, 2007.