Lena Mary Schaefer

Birth*18 February 1879Westphalia, Clinton, MI 
Married NameHufnagel 
Marriage*11 November 1902Henry Hufnagel; Westphalia, Clinton, MI 
Married NamePohl 
Marriage*30 September 1919Bernard Pohl; Westphalia, Clinton, MI; Father Chas. F. Hofstead officiated with witnesses Anthony Pohl and Dorothy Pohl, both of Westphalis 
Burial*1962St. Mary's Cemetery, Westphalia, MI 
Death*1962Clinton County, MI 

Family 1

Henry Hufnagel b. 6 Dec 1875, d. 9 Oct 1904
Child 1.Anna M. Hufnagel+ b. 14 Dec 1903, d. 20 Jul 1983

Family 2

Bernard Pohl b. 14 Mar 1875, d. 1965

Johann Brechting

Family

Child 1.Johann Adolph Brechting+ b. 10 Nov 1799

Matthew Schmidt

Birth*9 November 1857Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
Marriage*12 November 1885Maria Elisabeth Berles; Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; witnesses were Anthony Schmidt & Elizabeth Schuttler 
Occupation*a merchant and marble monument manufacturer 
CauseDeathhad encephalitis 
Death*5 February 1923Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 

Family

Maria Elisabeth Berles b. 31 Mar 1862, d. 21 Apr 1952
Children 1.Robert Anthony Schmidt b. 14 Nov 1887, d. 9 Feb 1962
 2.Minnie Schmidt b. 31 Oct 1890, d. 24 Feb 1979
 3.Frank William Schmidt b. 1 Jun 1892, d. 13 Dec 1971
 4.Florence A. Schmidt b. 21 Mar 1898, d. 16 Jun 1979
 5.Vincent A. Schmidt b. 2 Oct 1906, d. 26 Mar 1978

Joseph Albert Berles

Father*Anton Franz Berles b. 12 May 1825, d. 13 Dec 1905
Mother*M. Wilhelmina Mette b. 24 Sep 1828, d. 8 May 1892
Birth*12 May 1866Dorlar, Westfalen, Preussen 
Christening14 May 1866Dorlar, Westfalen, Preussen; witnesses were Joseph Beste of Menkhaus(?) and Lisette (Knape?) 
Witness: Lissetta Helena Berles
(Witness) Immigration1875Anton Franz Berles, M. Wilhelmina Mette; USA; (rest of family immigrated that yr) 
Marriage*31 July 1890Anna Dozeman; St. Mary's Church, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; Fr. Joseph Schwick officiated with witnesses Clemas Vogt and Rosa Loeman, both of Grand Rapids 
Death*9 March 1956Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
CauseDeathrenal insufficiency 
Burial*Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Grand Rapids, MI 

Family

Anna Dozeman b. 16 Apr 1868, d. 19 Oct 1938
Children 1.Joseph Albert Berles Jr. b. 15 Sep 1891, d. 18 Jan 1926
 2.Elsie Berles b. Jun 1894, d. 1954
 3.Madeline Loretta Berles b. 26 Apr 1902, d. 1987
 4.Maria Berles d. 1959

Anna Dozeman

Father*Albert R. Dozeman b. 1832, d. 10 Jan 1891
Mother*Jane Hengsteboer b. 12 Sep 1829, d. 3 May 1904
Birth*16 April 1868Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
Married NameBerles 
Marriage*31 July 1890Joseph Albert Berles; St. Mary's Church, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; Fr. Joseph Schwick officiated with witnesses Clemas Vogt and Rosa Loeman, both of Grand Rapids 
Death*19 October 1938Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
CauseDeathosteosarcoma of right tibia 
Burial*Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Grand Rapids, MI 

Family

Joseph Albert Berles b. 12 May 1866, d. 9 Mar 1956
Children 1.Joseph Albert Berles Jr. b. 15 Sep 1891, d. 18 Jan 1926
 2.Elsie Berles b. Jun 1894, d. 1954
 3.Madeline Loretta Berles b. 26 Apr 1902, d. 1987
 4.Maria Berles d. 1959

Catherine Rademacher

Father*John Peter Rademacher b. 21 Apr 1824, d. 8 Mar 1911
Mother*Theresia Platte b. Aug 1827, d. 21 Apr 1870
Birth*2 September 1857Westphalia, Clinton, MI 
(Witness) Marriage21 February 1876Caroline Diebold, John Willibald Rademacher; Westphalia, Clinton, MI; John E. Rieffert, Minister of the Gospel, officiated, witnesses were Anthony Geller and Catherine Rademacher, both of Westphalia 
Married Name17 September 1878Berles 
Marriage*17 September 1878John Adam Berles; St. Mary's Catholic Church, Grand Rapids, MI; witnesses were William Drueke & Elizabeth Berles 
CauseDeathhad toxic adenoma of thyroid 
Death*20 November 1937Portland, Ionia, MI 
Burial*24 November 1937Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; buried with her daughter, but not by her husband 

Family

John Adam Berles b. 13 Jun 1855, d. 29 Jan 1892
Child 1.Antoinette Regina Berles b. 3 Dec 1889, d. 16 Apr 1963

John Peter Rademacher

Father*Franz Anton Rademacher b. 17 Jun 1788, d. 2 May 1869
Mother*Maria Elisabeth Bayer b. 15 Oct 1797, d. 1 Jun 1876
Birth*21 April 1824Helden, Westfalen, Preussen 
(Witness) ImmigrationFranz Anton Rademacher, Maria Elisabeth Bayer; from Germany to the USA on the ship Columbia arrriving on 24 June 1836 in New York and went to Detroit MI, then moved to Westphalia MI in 1839 
Marriage*18 October 1848Theresia Platte; St. Mary's Church, Westphalia, MI; John and Theresia needed dispensation in order to be married. They were cousins. John's grandmother and Theresia's grandfather were brother and sister. (Excerpt from family tree book, page 41, of Mary Sue Lamble.) 
Marriage*16 August 1870Margaret Affhalter; Westphalia, Clinton, MI; Fr G. Godez officiated with Albert Damsky of Westphalia as witness, other witness not recorded 
CauseDeathhad senility and heart failure 
Death*8 March 1911Westphalia, Clinton, MI; grandson Louis Bertram was informant on death cert 
Burial*11 March 1911St. Mary's Cemetery, Westphalia, Clinton, MI 

Family 1

Theresia Platte b. Aug 1827, d. 21 Apr 1870
Children 1.Elizabeth Rademacher+ b. 26 Feb 1850, d. 7 Oct 1913
 2.John Willibald Rademacher b. 18 Dec 1851, d. 11 Jun 1917
 3.Theresa Rademacher b. 9 Aug 1854, d. 7 Sep 1942
 4.Catherine Rademacher+ b. 2 Sep 1857, d. 20 Nov 1937
 5.Mary Bernardina Rademacher b. 23 Jul 1860, d. 9 Oct 1933
 6.William Rademacher b. 22 Feb 1863, d. 7 Jun 1949

Family 2

Margaret Affhalter b. 19 Mar 1829, d. 13 Jul 1897

Theresia Platte

Birth*August 1827Westfalen, Prussia 
Baptism20 August 1827Helden, Westfalen, Prussia 
Marriage*18 October 1848John Peter Rademacher; St. Mary's Church, Westphalia, MI; John and Theresia needed dispensation in order to be married. They were cousins. John's grandmother and Theresia's grandfather were brother and sister. (Excerpt from family tree book, page 41, of Mary Sue Lamble.) 
Married NameRademacher 
Death*21 April 1870Westphalia, Clinton, MI 

Family

John Peter Rademacher b. 21 Apr 1824, d. 8 Mar 1911
Children 1.Elizabeth Rademacher+ b. 26 Feb 1850, d. 7 Oct 1913
 2.John Willibald Rademacher b. 18 Dec 1851, d. 11 Jun 1917
 3.Theresa Rademacher b. 9 Aug 1854, d. 7 Sep 1942
 4.Catherine Rademacher+ b. 2 Sep 1857, d. 20 Nov 1937
 5.Mary Bernardina Rademacher b. 23 Jul 1860, d. 9 Oct 1933
 6.William Rademacher b. 22 Feb 1863, d. 7 Jun 1949

Antoinette Regina Berles

Father*John Adam Berles b. 13 Jun 1855, d. 29 Jan 1892
Mother*Catherine Rademacher b. 2 Sep 1857, d. 20 Nov 1937
NicknameNettie 
Birth*3 December 1889Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
Death*16 April 1963Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
CauseDeathacute pulmonary embolus 
Burial*Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Grand Rapids, MI; by her mother 

John Willibald Rademacher

Father*John Peter Rademacher b. 21 Apr 1824, d. 8 Mar 1911
Mother*Theresia Platte b. Aug 1827, d. 21 Apr 1870
Birth*18 December 1851Westphalia, Clinton, MI 
Marriage*21 February 1876Caroline Diebold; Westphalia, Clinton, MI; John E. Rieffert, Minister of the Gospel, officiated, witnesses were Anthony Geller and Catherine Rademacher, both of Westphalia 
Witness: Catherine Rademacher
Occupation*a farmer in Westphalia MI 
CauseDeathhad mitral regurgitation 
Death*11 June 1917Westphalia, Clinton, MI 
Burial*14 June 1917St. Mary's Cemetery, Westphalia, Clinton, MI 

Family

Caroline Diebold b. 15 May 1854, d. 27 Jan 1938

Mary Bernardina Rademacher

Father*John Peter Rademacher b. 21 Apr 1824, d. 8 Mar 1911
Mother*Theresia Platte b. Aug 1827, d. 21 Apr 1870
NicknameDena 
Birth*23 July 1860Westphalia, Clinton, MI 
Married NameHeimler 
Marriage*22 May 1897Albert Heimler; Elbridge, Oceana, MI; Father Bruno Torka officiated with witnesses Will Heimler of Elbridge and Frances Voss of Grand Rapids 
Witness: Frances Margaret Voss
CauseDeathhad arteriosclerosis and a cerebral hemorrhage 
Death*9 October 1933Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
Witness: Albert Heimler
Burial*12 October 1933Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 

Family

Albert Heimler b. 26 Sep 1861, d. 20 Sep 1939

William Rademacher

Father*John Peter Rademacher b. 21 Apr 1824, d. 8 Mar 1911
Mother*Theresia Platte b. Aug 1827, d. 21 Apr 1870
Birth*22 February 1863Westphalia, Clinton, MI 
Marriage*1886Katherine Theresa Schwartz; Wright Twp., Ottawa, MI 
(Witness) Death9 November 1935Katherine Theresa Schwartz; at home, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
Occupation*William and his son, Adolph, operated the Rademacher Grocery on Bridge St in Grand Rapids. William previously had a general store in Ottawa County. 
Death*7 June 1949at home, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 
Burial*10 June 1949Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI 

Family

Katherine Theresa Schwartz b. 10 Jun 1866, d. 9 Nov 1935

Theresa Rademacher

Father*John Peter Rademacher b. 21 Apr 1824, d. 8 Mar 1911
Mother*Theresia Platte b. Aug 1827, d. 21 Apr 1870
Birth*9 August 1854Westphalia, Clinton, MI 
Married Name14 May 1872Bertram 
Marriage*14 May 1872John Peter Bertram; Clinton County, MI 
Death*7 September 1942Westphalia, Clinton, MI 

Family

John Peter Bertram b. 7 Sep 1844, d. 10 Nov 1929

Franz Joseph Wilhelm Knoche

Father*Joan Franz Knoche b. 5 Feb 1816
Mother*Maria Catherine Droste b. 1822
Birth*12 June 1845Dorlar, Westfalen, Preussen 

Maria Elisabeth Knoche

Father*Joan Franz Knoche b. 5 Feb 1816
Mother*Maria Catherine Droste b. 1822
Birth*2 August 1847Dorlar, Westfalen, Preussen 
Death*16 April 1853Dorlar, Westfalen, Preussen; (age 5yr 4m 6d) 

Wilhelm Knoche

Father*Joan Franz Knoche b. 5 Feb 1816
Mother*Maria Catherine Droste b. 1822
Birth*21 March 1850Dorlar, Westfalen, Preussen 
Death*3 April 1858Dorlar, Westfalen, Preussen 

Francesca Knoche

Father*Joan Franz Knoche b. 5 Feb 1816
Mother*Maria Catherine Droste b. 1822
Birth*20 February 1852Dorlar, Westfalen, Preussen 
Baptism23 February 1852Dorlar, Westfalen, Preussen; witnesses were Franz Grobbel of Nierentrop and Maria Francisca Voss of Altenilpe 

Franz Anton Knoche

Father*Joan Franz Knoche b. 5 Feb 1816
Mother*Maria Catherine Droste b. 1822
Birth*14 September 1853Dorlar, Westfalen, Preussen 
Baptism16 September 1853Dorlar, Westfalen, Preussen; witnesses were Franz Anton Siepe of Kirchilpe and Theresia (Piepertung?) of Dorlar 

Maria Theresia Knoche

Father*Joan Franz Knoche b. 5 Feb 1816
Mother*Maria Catherine Droste b. 1822
Birth*24 February 1855Dorlar, Westfalen, Preussen 
Christening27 February 1855Dorlar, Westfalen, Preussen; witnesses were Bernadine Timberg or Limberg and Anton Knape, both of Dorlar 

Johannes Knoche

Father*Joan Franz Knoche b. 5 Feb 1816
Mother*Maria Catherine Droste b. 1822
Birth*6 June 1856Dorlar, Westfalen, Preussen 
Christening8 June 1856Dorlar, Westfalen, Preussen; witnesses were Johann Knoche of Altenilpe and Caspar Dettmann of Dorlar 

Anton August Knoche

Father*Joan Franz Knoche b. 5 Feb 1816
Mother*Maria Catherine Droste b. 1822
Birth*15 January 1858Dorlar, Westfalen, Preussen 
Baptism18 January 1858Dorlar, Westfalen, Preussen; witnesses were Franz Anton Borghard of (Tellinghassen?) and Josephine Berles of Dorlar 

Maria Elisabeth Knoche

Father*Joan Franz Knoche b. 5 Feb 1816
Mother*Maria Catherine Droste b. 1822
Birth*12 May 1859Dorlar, Westfalen, Preussen 
Baptism14 May 1859Dorlar, Westfalen, Preussen; witnesses were Wilhelm(?) Schulte of Dorlar and Joseph Knoche of Altenilpe 

M. Catherina Knoche

Father*Joan Franz Knoche b. 5 Feb 1816
Mother*Maria Catherine Droste b. 1822
Birth*13 April 1861Dorlar, Westfalen, Preussen 
Baptism14 April 1861Dorlar, Westfalen, Preussen; witnesses were Adolph Brechting and Franz Beste, both of Nierentrop 

Rodger Wilhelm Knoche

Father*Joan Franz Knoche b. 5 Feb 1816
Mother*Maria Catherine Droste b. 1822
Birth*30 July 1862Dorlar, Westfalen, Preussen 
Baptism31 July 1862Dorlar, Westfalen, Preussen; witnesses were Rodger ? of Dorlar and M. Catharine Dettmann of Altenilpe 

Marianne Knoche

Father*Joan Franz Knoche b. 5 Feb 1816
Mother*Maria Catherine Droste b. 1822
Birth*20 June 1866Dorlar, Westfalen, Preussen 
Christening23 June 1866Dorlar, Westfalen, Preussen 

Twin of Marianne Knoche

Father*Joan Franz Knoche b. 5 Feb 1816
Mother*Maria Catherine Droste b. 1822
Death*20 June 1866Dorlar, Westfalen, Preussen 
Birth*20 June 1866Dorlar, Westfalen, Preussen 

Johann Hellermann

Father*Frederick Hellermann
Mother*Theresa (?)
Birth*2 July 1821Altenilpe, Westfalen, Preussen 
Baptism3 July 1821Dorlar, Westfalen, Preussen; one witness was named Voss 
Marriage*28 November 1844Maria Josephina Knoche; Dorlar, Westfalen, Preussen; witnesses were Joseph Voss, Theresa Berles and Mina Reitz 
(Witness) Christening27 March 1858Johannes Schulte; Dorlar, Westfalen, Preussen; witnesses were Johannes Hellerman and Elisabeth Bòhle, both of Kirchilpe 

Family

Maria Josephina Knoche b. 17 May 1820
Children 1.Marie Elisabeth Hellermann+ b. 27 Jul 1847
 2.Gertrude Hellermann b. 7 Jan 1850
 3.Johannes Joseph Hellermann b. 1 Dec 1852
 4.M. Catharina Hellermann b. 25 Apr 1855
 5.Franz Joseph Hellermann b. 27 Apr 1857
 6.Franz Anton Hellermann b. 22 Jun 1860

Frederick Hellermann

Marriage*Theresa (?) 

Family

Theresa (?)
Child 1.Johann Hellermann+ b. 2 Jul 1821