Margaretha Elisabeth Wesseling

F, (May 3, 1870 - )
FatherGerhard Wilhelm Wesseling (January 16, 1832 - )
MotherCatherina Adelheid Köster (February 22, 1830 - )
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*3 May 1870Margaretha Elisabeth Wesseling was born on 3 May 1870, at Grafeld, Kreis Bersenbrück, Hanover, Prussia.1 
She was the daughter of Gerhard Wilhelm Wesseling and Catherina Adelheid Köster

Citations

  1. [S60] International Genealogical Index (IGI).

Hermann Heinrich Köster

M, (March 9, 1817 - April 27, 1880)
FatherHermann Gerhard Köster (June 17, 1786 - September 19, 1837)
MotherMaria Catharina Kreiling (May, 1786 - January 8, 1822)
ChartsSelected Descendants of Hermann Gerhard Köster
Descendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Name Variation Hermann Heinrich Köster was also known as Harm Koester Family stories say Hermann Heinrich Köster changed the spelling of his name when a neighbor had the same name and initial. 
Birth*9 March 1817He was born on 9 March 1817, at Dalvers bei Berge, Kreis Bersenbrück, Hanover. 
He was the son of Hermann Gerhard Köster and Maria Catharina Kreiling
Baptism12 March 1817Hermann Heinrich Köster was baptized on 12 March 1817, at St. Servatius Catholic Church, Berge, Kreis Bersenbrück, Hanover, Prussia; baptized Catholic. Godparents were Theodor Henrich Kreiling and Herm. Jürgen Woßerdorf, known as Oldemann and Alheid Krümpelman.1 
Marriage*17 April 1845He married Anna Maria Catherina Lisette Lübbers on 17 April 1845, at Berge, Kreis Bersenbrück, Hanover; Witnesses to the marriage were Friedrich Schulting and Bernd Schulting.2 
Immigration*11 September 1863Hermann Heinrich Köster immigrated on 11 September 1863; He came to America with his eldest son, Herman H. and his daughter Anna in about 1860. They likely came because young Herman was about 16 and would soon be drafted into the Prussian army. Four years later, 1864, sons Wilhelm (William G.) and Heinrich (Henry) came to America. William was 13 years old and Henry was just 10 years old. Harm apparently never applied for citizenship.3 
Misc*30 September 1869He was buying 80 acres of land in Minonk Township from the Illinois Central Railroad Company. It was the W 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of Section 30, Township 28 N, Range 2 E of the 3rd Meridian in Minonk Township. The purchase price was $1452. The flat land of Woodford County was very rich farmland. on 30 September 1869 at Woodford County, Illinois.3 
Census*1870He appeared on the census of 1870 at Woodford County, Illinois; Herman Caster (60) is enumerated on a farm in Minonk Township. He is a farmer from Hanover, with personal property worth $450 and land worth $2500. Living in the same household are John (23), William (18), and Henry (16). The younger men are all listed as farm hands.4 
Death*27 April 1880He died on 27 April 1880, at Minonk, Woodford County, Illinois, at age 63.3 
Burial*He was buried at St. John Catholic Cemetery, Minonk, Woodford County, Illinois.3 

Family

Anna Maria Catherina Lisette Lübbers (February 28, 1813 - September, 1856)
Marriage*17 April 1845He married Anna Maria Catherina Lisette Lübbers on 17 April 1845, at Berge, Kreis Bersenbrück, Hanover; Witnesses to the marriage were Friedrich Schulting and Bernd Schulting.2 
Children 1.Hermann Heinrich Köster+ (August 15, 1845 - April 12, 1913)
 2.Anna Maria Elisabeth Köster+ (February 15, 1848 - October 11, 1868)
 3.Bernard Wilhelm Köster+ (November 10, 1850 - January 31, 1928)
 4.Heinrich Wilhelm Köster (December 23, 1854 - May 14, 1910)

Citations

  1. [S150] Berge-Osnabrück Records 05-03/104,1811-1852 Fiche 05-03/104 #1.
  2. [S90] Katholische Kirchenbüch-Berge,1690 - 1890 Microfische.
  3. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.
  4. [S18] 1870 Federal Population Census,, Illinois, Woodford County, Minonk Twp, M593-295, page 354 listed on the page as page 24.

Anna Maria Catherina Lisette Lübbers

F, (February 28, 1813 - September, 1856)
ChartsSelected Descendants of Hermann Gerhard Köster
Descendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Name Variation Anna Maria Catherina Lisette Lübbers was also known as Elisabeth. 
Birth*28 February 1813She was born on 28 February 1813, at Halle, Kreis Osnabrück, Hanover. 
Marriage*17 April 1845She married Hermann Heinrich Köster, son of Hermann Gerhard Köster and Maria Catharina Kreiling, on 17 April 1845, at Berge, Kreis Bersenbrück, Hanover; Witnesses to the marriage were Friedrich Schulting and Bernd Schulting.1 
Death*September 1856Anna Maria Catherina Lisette Lübbers died in September 1856, at Melvina, Carlo, Hungary, at age 43; She died while they were traveling to the USA.2 
Burial*She was buried at Gestrid, Gesztered, Hungary.2 

Family

Hermann Heinrich Köster (March 9, 1817 - April 27, 1880)
Children 1.Hermann Heinrich Köster+ (August 15, 1845 - April 12, 1913)
 2.Anna Maria Elisabeth Köster+ (February 15, 1848 - October 11, 1868)
 3.Bernard Wilhelm Köster+ (November 10, 1850 - January 31, 1928)
 4.Heinrich Wilhelm Köster (December 23, 1854 - May 14, 1910)

Citations

  1. [S90] Katholische Kirchenbüch-Berge,1690 - 1890 Microfische.
  2. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.

Hermann Heinrich Köster

M, (August 15, 1845 - April 12, 1913)
FatherHermann Heinrich Köster (March 9, 1817 - April 27, 1880)
MotherAnna Maria Catherina Lisette Lübbers (February 28, 1813 - September, 1856)
ChartsSelected Descendants of Hermann Gerhard Köster
Descendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Name Variation Hermann Heinrich Köster was also known as Koester He changed his name to the American spelling when he moved to Bartelso, Ill. 
Birth*15 August 1845He was born on 15 August 1845, at Dalvers bei Berge, Kreis Bersenbrück, Hanover. 
Baptism16 August 1845He was baptized on 16 August 1845, at St. Servatius Catholic Church, Berge, Kreis Bersenbrück, Hanover; He was born in Dalvers. Godparents are Joh. Heinrich Loddike, H. Bernd Köster and Wilhelmina Lübbers.1 
He was the son of Hermann Heinrich Köster and Anna Maria Catherina Lisette Lübbers
Immigration*11 September 1863Hermann Heinrich Köster immigrated on 11 September 1863. 
Misc*14 April 1868He was making his application for naturalization. on 14 April 1868 at Woodford County, Illinois. 
Marriage*18 April 1876He married Feritje Catherine Vosseler on 18 April 1876, at Illinois. 
Census1880Hermann Heinrich Köster appeared on the census of 1880 at Woodford County, Illinois; Herman (34) is enumerated on a farm in Minonk Township with his wife Catherine (35) and children William (3), Catherine (2) and Philip (6/12). Herman and Catherine were both born in Hanover, with their parents also born in Hanover. The children were born in Illinois. Also living with the family is Henry Har (47) as a hired man. He was born in Oldenburg.2 
Marriage*3 November 1883He married Renske Janssen Harms, daughter of Gerhard Harms and Ripke Hininalis, on 3 November 1883, at Minonk, Woodford County, Illinois. 
Marriage*5 October 1890Hermann Heinrich Köster married Anna Tripp on 5 October 1890, at Illinois. 
Census*1900Hermann Heinrich Köster appeared on the census of 1900 at Clinton County, Illinois; Herman J."Kerester" (55, born Aug 1844) is enumerated on a farm in Santa Fe Township with his wife Anna (56, born June 1843) and children Herman (15, born April 1885) and George (13, born October 1886). Both Herman and Anna were born in Germany and the children were born in Illinois. Herman immigrated in 1863 and Anna in 1865. The couple has been married 10 years.3 
Death*12 April 1913He died on 12 April 1913, at Bartelso, Clinton County, Illinois, at age 67. 
Burial*He was buried at St. Cecelia Catholic Cemetery, Bartelso, Clinton County, Illinois

Family 1

Feritje Catherine Vosseler (January 12, 1840 - July 18, 1882)
Marriage*18 April 1876He married Feritje Catherine Vosseler on 18 April 1876, at Illinois. 
Children 1.Wilhelm Henry Koester (February 13, 1877 - June 29, 1901)
 2.Katharina Mary Koester+ (April 7, 1878 - January 12, 1941)
 3.Philip John Koester+ (January 11, 1880 - January 4, 1943)
 4.Lisette Elizabeth Koester (October 14, 1881 - November 20, 1958)

Family 2

Renske Janssen Harms (January 29, 1855 - April 28, 1887)
Marriage*3 November 1883Hermann Heinrich Köster married Renske Janssen Harms, daughter of Gerhard Harms and Ripke Hininalis, on 3 November 1883, at Minonk, Woodford County, Illinois. 
Children 1.Hermann Gerhard Koester+ (April 27, 1884 - March 1, 1953)
 2.Gerhard Wilhelm Koester+ (October 30, 1885 - September 7, 1967)

Family 3

Anna Tripp (June, 1843 - January 24, 1917)
Marriage*5 October 1890Hermann Heinrich Köster married Anna Tripp on 5 October 1890, at Illinois. 

Citations

  1. [S90] Katholische Kirchenbüch-Berge,1690 - 1890 Microfische.
  2. [S17] 1880 Federal Population Census, , Illinois, Woodford County, Minonk Twp, ED 222, page 10 B.
  3. [S37] 1900 Federal Population Census, , Illinois, Clinton County, Santa Fe Twp, ED 12, T623 243, page 5A.

Anna Maria Elisabeth Köster

F, (February 15, 1848 - October 11, 1868)
FatherHermann Heinrich Köster (March 9, 1817 - April 27, 1880)
MotherAnna Maria Catherina Lisette Lübbers (February 28, 1813 - September, 1856)
ChartsSelected Descendants of Hermann Gerhard Köster
Descendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*15 February 1848Anna Maria Elisabeth Köster was born on 15 February 1848, at Dalvers bei Berge, Kreis Bersenbrück, Hanover. 
She was the daughter of Hermann Heinrich Köster and Anna Maria Catherina Lisette Lübbers
Baptism18 February 1848Anna Maria Elisabeth Köster was baptized on 18 February 1848, at St. Servatius Catholic Church, Berge, Kreis Bersenbrück, Hanover; She was born 15 February 1848. The record may say she was born in Hahlen, near Manslage. Godparents are Elisabeth von der Haar Köster, Anna Lübbers and Bernd Markus.1 
Marriage*19 November 1866She married Wilhelm Bruning, son of Johann Herman Bruning and Geske Margaretha Prulls-Otjen, on 19 November 1866, at Minonk, Woodford County, Illinois.2 
Death*11 October 1868Anna Maria Elisabeth Köster died on 11 October 1868, at Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, at age 20. 
Burial*She was buried at Yankee Hill Cemetery, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. 

Family

Wilhelm Bruning (September 21, 1841 - November 8, 1914)
Child 1.Anna Maria Bruning (March 9, 1868 - November 11, 1871)

Citations

  1. [S90] Katholische Kirchenbüch-Berge,1690 - 1890 Microfische.
  2. [S60] International Genealogical Index (IGI).

Heinrich Wilhelm Köster

M, (December 23, 1854 - May 14, 1910)
Heinrich Wilhelm Köster aka Henry Koster (1854-1910). Henry was a teacher at the Breda school for a number of years.
FatherHermann Heinrich Köster (March 9, 1817 - April 27, 1880)
MotherAnna Maria Catherina Lisette Lübbers (February 28, 1813 - September, 1856)
ChartsSelected Descendants of Hermann Gerhard Köster
Descendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Name Variation Heinrich Wilhelm Köster was also known as Henry Koster. 
Birth*23 December 1854He was born on 23 December 1854, at Hahlen, Kreis Osnabrück, Hanover.1 
He was the son of Hermann Heinrich Köster and Anna Maria Catherina Lisette Lübbers
Immigration*1867Heinrich Wilhelm Köster immigrated in 1867, to Woodford County, Illinois. 
Misc11 January 1876He was making his application for naturalization. on 11 January 1876 at Carroll County, Iowa. 
Census*1880He appeared on the census of 1880 at Carroll County, Iowa; Henry (28) is enumerated as a single boarder with the Herman Luchtel family on a farm in Wheatland Township. He is a teacher, born in Prussia and both his parents were born in Prussia.2 
Census1900He appeared on the census of 1900 at Carroll County, Iowa; Henry (45) is enumerated in Wheatland Township with the family of his brother, William (49), and William’s children Maggie (17), Josephine (14), William (13), Joseph (11), Anna (9), Clemens (5), and Clara (3). William and Henry were born in Germany and all of the children were born in Iowa. William and Henry immigrated in 1867. Henry’s occupation is listed as “A man of leisure.” All others work on the farm.3 
Death*14 May 1910He died on 14 May 1910, at Breda, Carroll County, Iowa, at age 55. 
Misc*He was remembered in an article of local news from Breda in the Carroll Times, Carroll, Iowa.
SUDDENLY CALLED AWAY
People were shocked Saturday morning to hear of the death of Henry Koster, which occurred that morning about 7:30 at the home of his brother William, where he had been making his home for some years. He had been in poor health the past few years with stomach trouble, but not until last week did he complain of feeling worse than usual. Friday morning he was on our streets and consulted a physician while here, but nothing serious was thought of it. Early Saturday morning he became worse and a physician was summoned and all that medical aid could do was done, and returning a few minutes later the physician found that be had been taken with an attack of heart trouble and passed quietly away to the Great Beyond, where pain and suffering are unknown.

Mr. Koster was born December 22, 1854, at Berge, Province of Hanover, Germany, and was therefore 55 years, 4 months and 22 days old at the time of his death.

Deceased was bereft of his mother at the tender age of three years, and at the age of 11 years, in company with his brother William, emmigrated to this country to take up their abode with their father at Mionk, Illinois, who had emigrated here a few years before. He put in four years of study at St. Francis College, of Quincy, Illinois, and four years at Mt. Calvary, Wisconsin.

In 1874 he came to Carroll County, and at the age of 21 he commenced to teach, teaching different schools all over Carroll County. He also taught school in Sioux County. His father died when deceased was 26 years old.

In 1898 he gave up the profession of teaching and has since been making his home with his brother, and devoting some time to his farm in Sioux county. About two weeks ago he returned from his farm, where he went with the intention of putting up a fence on his farm, but his renter was too busy just then, and Mr. Koster remarked at the time, "Maybe I won't have time later on." Little did he dream that his time on this earth was so close
to an end.

Up to two years ago the deceased had been spending the winter months in California and New Mexico. Deceased was highly educated and leaves to mourn his untimely death, two brothers, William of this place, and Herman of Bartelso, Ills.

Funeral services were held Monday morning from St. Bernard's church at 9 o'clock and interment made in the Catholic cemetery.

May he rest in peace.4
 
Burial*He was buried at St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa

Citations

  1. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.
  2. [S17] 1880 Federal Population Census, , Iowa, Carroll, Wheatland Twp, T-9-0330, page 341 C.
  3. [S37] 1900 Federal Population Census, , Iowa, Carroll County, Wheatland Township, ED 53, page 13A.
  4. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, May 17, 1910.