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    1. Re: [BEHREND] Behrend Line from Hamburg, Mecklenburg, Germany to Cedar, Iowa
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: RobAlbert63 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: Message Board Post: Thanks for clarifying the town and that it was in fact in Cedar County, IA!!! I guess my first question about this information, is how did you prove that the Henry Behrend born in Gadebusch in 1846 was in fact YOUR DIRECT ANCESTOR??? I noticed that his tombstone in the cemetery in Lowden only gives year of birth and death (if that is him of course). If you have something that say his exact birthdate and can confirm that this is truly your ancestor then I would concede that you have that generation correct. But from what I am seeing in the church records themselves that is where the information appears to stop being correct. I went to the marriage for Henry's parents. Although he and a few children were born before 1853, the parents did not marry until then, and so the children are initially listed as illegitimate, including Henry. In his parents' marriage record it states that his father is from Holdorf a small village nearby, and HIS father was from Kasendorf, another town in the area. I am not sure how you got the Henry's grandfather as Johann Christoph Behrend born in East Prussia in 1800. He for sure died before his son's marriage in 1853 in Kasendorf. You have the mother of Henry b. 1846 name correctly but date of birth about 1828. The marriage record states that she was born on the 10 Aug 1819. The earlier generations you have boucing all over the map of what is "Germany", and I would say that none of it is correct at all based on my observations of the church records beyond Henry b. 1846, and I am still not sure if you have corroborating evidence to completely prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that Henry is the one born on 23 Apr 1846 in Gadebusch. A person who has the name Henry Behrend being born in 1846 is not enough to tie this individual to your line. Now, because we are talking about Cedar county, IA, he VERY WELL COULD BE the one. Mainly because tons of folks from around Gadebusch came to Cedar and nearby counties in Iowa. My great grandmother was born in Othensdorf near Rehna, which is a stones throw from Gadebusch. Hopefully this will at least let you know what is fact from what is likely not. Not trying to burst your bubble, but I know my Mecklenburg duchies and with just Henry's birth record and his parents' marriage record, the earlier data is incorrect, as long as this is YOUR Henry! :) Robert Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.

    03/22/2012 12:11:46