This last week I expanded the information in a "Mini Series Meyer Ahrens Second Marriage" over at arootdiggerblogspot.com on the second marriage of Jürgen Friedrich Meyer geb 1814 with Katharina Margaretha Ahrens at Roethen in the Gohrde forest. The Ahrens family have been evident in our family history tree lineage for some time.
Our Meyer family was quite close with the Henry [Carl] Seil family from Mücklingen who visted Grandfather Herman in Minnesota. I can't explain how the information really makes me happy to know there were more ties than just the involvement of the family with Nahnsen, Kanning, Naefke.Saucke, Grote It goes further now with even more possibilites.
I'll start with the SEIL family possibilites-
In the report of Heinrich Borstelmann about the Halbhof 5 of Mucklingen [You' ll need to click older at the bottom of the page] he tells us that in 1815 Johann Heinrich Ahrens married [Eh.zw.] Kath. Dor. Elisabeth SEIL aus Breese [ and something else I haven't translated yet. It refers to some hof fatherless.?]As you know our Luhmann had Seil in Luben and Breese. I have consulted with Herr Soltau about our Seil from Breese and you should find that share a page or two further back..
How about we review what I can translate of Halbhof 5. Gut Horndorf.
1675- Wüst, noch 1709
1719- Johann Hinrich Meyer, noch 1739.
1749- Kl [ Kirchspiel] Meyer, noh 1779.
1755- Eh.zw. Hans Hinrich Schultze aus ?? [Eddelstorf] Amt. Medingen and Johann Hinrich Meyers Wwe. Ilsa Marg. geb. Bartels.
1765- Eh.zw. Johann Henrich Koopman aus Neestahl u. Marg Elisb Meyer, Hans Henrich Schulten Stiest. (E).[stepdaughter]
1788- Eh.zw. Hinrich Christoph Ahrens sohn des Christoph Ahrens in Boitze, and Dor. Marg. Kopmann, einz daughter des Johann Hinrich Kopmann (E).[could be 1786].
1789- Johann Hinrich [revt or rect?}. Johan Juergen Koopmann
1799- Hinrich Christoph Ahrens
1815- Eh.zw. Johann Heinrich Ahrens and Kath. Dor. Elisabeth Seil. aus Breese a. S. ( ? vaterl. H.).
So that's the little bit from Halbhof 5.The Ahrens/ Seil marriage mention is a good find it's more than I had before. I am not sure if the 1788 or 1799 Ahrens mention are Parents or uncles. Only other sources and I suppose church records can say for sure.
Do you see anything you can add to your family history tree.
Some of the other Hofs had the family names: Koopman, Meyer, and Michels or Michaels, Frombcke, Barge, Bartels, Baucke, Tiedemann, Schmidt, Gerstenkorn, Wolter, Schulz, Deutsch,Radel, Linne, Behne, Jacobs, Willhus, Sell and Voss.
You may notice that some Surnames mentioned are already familiar to us at other villages such as Gut Suechendorf, Neestahl, Ellringen, Nahrendorf, Boitze, Ahndorf.
I found Willhus to be residents of Ellringen. I just might pursue the surname there for more information.
-- The reference to Kopmann in Neestahl.= in Kote 1 an Kloster Medingen at Neestahl- 1816 Eh.zw. Hans Juergen Eggers stepson des Klostergutsmanns u. Hh Johann Friedrich Schulte and Kath Marie Koopman daughter des Hausw. Christian Friedrich Koopmann in Oldendorf.
Kote 2 An Kloster Medingen at Neestahl - 1749 Christian Koopman, noch 1779.
Before that lots of Steckelberg.
Note: Boitze is connected with Neetzendorf, Fladen, Vindorf and Dahlenburg.
Source : Heinrich Borstelmann's book about Landowners and a post of his page here