MARIA nee HIENEMAN
Grandparents of Rufina Sprick
arrived in the U.S.A. from Hanover, Germany in 1841 with his wife Anna Maria,
supposedly landing in New Orleans, Louisiana. The voyage which required 13 weeks
was made in a sailboat.
was a cobbler by trade but became a farmer in the state of Missouri near
Jeffriesburg, Missouri (west of Union). He purchased a 200 acre farm.
When arriving in this country, they had the opportunity to purchase land
for $1.00 an acre where 7th Street in St. Louis is now located.
of his brothers also came to America with them. Jurden became a farmer near
Beaufort, Missouri, and Ludwig lived in Washington (occupation unknown).
George and his wife Anna Maria were born 11 or 12 children. Seven grew to
maturity. The others died in infancy.
son William was born on the ocean. Later in life he served one year in the Civil
War. George's brother Ludwig (known
as Louis) served as Home Guard in the same war.
It is interesting to note that George, Ludwig and his wife were of
families recognized by the German nobility.
seven children are: Dorothea, Henry, Wilmina, Louise, Ludwig, William and John.
married a man by the name of Evert.
married Sophia Kassebaum.
married Frederick Bebermeyer.
married George Lichten.
married Elsie Roth.
married Elsie Duvendeck.
married Carolina Fechtler (my grandparents).