Month: November 2015

The Glittering Stars Might Fall, But Volke Could Trust Him Always: Part IV

Volke’s parents, Ulfert and Fredericka Behrens essentially raised her daughter, but it was not over when her father died. Upon the death of her father in 1889, Volke thought she was entitled to the $250 Habbe Habbus had given to her parents around the time their daughter Reka was born. Volke even insisted that her […]

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The Glittering Stars Might Fall, But Volke Could Trust Him Always: Part III

The story of the daughter of Volke (Behrens) Sartorius continues… According to the newspaper account, Volke’s daughter Reka lived with her for about a year shortly after her marriage in 1872. She then returned to live with her grandparents, Ulfert and Fredericka Maria Hermanns (Lichtsinn) Behrens where she stayed until her marriage and making the household […]

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The Glittering Stars Might Fall, But Volke Could Trust Him Always: Part II

“She had no fear of Harm.” A newspaper today would appear insensitive if it made word plays that poked fun at the names of key characters in a court room drama, but that was not the case in 1892. The Quincy Daily Journal of Friday, February 05, 1892 had a great time with the name of […]

The Glittering Stars Might Fall, But Volke Could Trust Him Always: Part I

I’m still trying to locate information on a “Harm Habbus” who apparently was in Clayton Township, Adams County, Illinois, in 1872 or so. This is part of an 1892 newspaper clipping from the Quincy [Illinois] Daily Journal that references Habbus as the father of a baby born to Volke Behrens, daughter of Ulfert Behrens in […]

My Missing 1870 People

Genealogists remember the people they can’t find instead of the ones they can. It’s that way with three of my direct line ancestors who remain elusive in the 1870 census: Ira William (or William Ira) Sargent John/Johann Henry/Hinrich Ufkes Sophia Elizabeth (Derle) Trautvetter It’s not for lack of trying to find them. Sargent Ira (Ira […]