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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Colonists Saucke, Naefke, from Nahrendorf church to Farnhamville, Iowa.

Farnhamville residents --- This picture taken in 1916 at the Bandshell in Farnhamville has descendents of some Ancestor members from Oldendorf and other villages surrounding Nahrendorf. Nahnsens were from Schleswig-Holstein, but they married Meyer women from Oldendorf. Mosel go back to Boizenburg, a municipality in the district of Ludwigslust, in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. However, their wives were from the west side of the Elbe. Some Mosels were said to live in Bleckede. Vogels were from Bohemia. Kanning from Nienburg and or Heemsen. [ Minnesota Kanning and Iowa Kannings connect.]

Start at front on right side. -
Mary Kanning Abbas, Adolph Nahnsen, Luela Rathel Juergensen, Alta Nahnsen Jochims, August Naefke, Clara Rathel Wrede, Rueben Nolte, Elsie Saucke Horecka, Laurea Nahnsen Trost, Anton Nahnsen, Louise Naefke Mosel, Lillie Saucke Vogel, Luella Kruse Mack, Tillie Nahnsen Kinne,
Last row- Wlm. Kanning, Henry Saucke. [ Two peoplein the back row have missing names. ]

from Oldendorf. NAEFKE from Oldendorf.
More on names from bandshell in Farnhamville. Members from Nahrendorf church.

Farnhamville, Iowa is a city located in the county of Calhoun and Webster county, near the Greene county border. That is why you find that Greene county settlers attended this church. Many of our relatives lived at Webster county, which is also located near the corner by Calhoun county, Iowa. Fort Dodge, and Guthrie are often mentioned hey are in the county of Webster.

Source: These pictures were taken from a little book about the little town of Farnhamville, which I used, when I was at their county library, which was at Rockville. I wish I could find this book to keep for myself. I will try and see if I can round up the name of the book about the celebration of Farnhamville. It may have been called " Then and Now".

Note: Boizenburg - It is situated on the right bank of the Elbe, 53 km west of Ludwigslust, 25 km northeast of Lüneburg and 50 km east of Hamburg. Old GDR.

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