reka behrens

Another Second Husband Who Was a Union Soldier

A little preliminary work on Reka Behrens (daughter of Volke (Behrens) Sartorius), indicated that Reka’s  second husband, Charles S. Kirkham, was a Union Civil War veteran. Given that Reka was born in the early 1870s, I had not thought immediately that one of her husbands could have been a Civil War veteran. That was my […]

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Volke Behrens’ Daughter Reka was Not Herman Sartorius’ Daughter

We have mentioned Volke Behrens before on this blog. Volke Behrens was born in 1850 in Weene, Ostfriesland, Germany, to Ulfert Gerdes and Fredericka Maria (Lichtsinn) Behrens who later settled in the northeastern portion of Adams County, Illinois. That is probably where Volke Behrens gave birth to a daugher in  the early 1870s, before her marriage […]