30 July 2011

Wilhelmine Florentine Charlotte (Wehrmann) Fiegenbaum

1834 — 1903

drawn portrait of Wilhelmine Florentine Charlotte (Wehrmann) Fiegenbaum
Missouri; date?  From Fiegenbaum-Gerber family; all rights reserved.

Wilhelmine Florentine Charlotte (Wehrmann) Fiegenbaum

Florentine, as she was commonly known, was born and baptized in Almena, Principality of Lippe (in northwestern Germany). At about the age of 17, she; her father, Johann Henrich Adolph Wehrmann; her step-mother, Wilhelmine (nee Meier); her brother, Conrad Heinrich Adolph Wehrmann; her sister, Friederike Henriette Wehrmann; and her half-sister, Dorothea Charlotte Wehrmann; emigrated from Almena. The family departed Bremen aboard the ship Rebecca and landed at New Orleans, Louisiana on 4 November 1851. They settled in eastern Missouri, just west of St. Louis, among a growing community of immigrants from north-west Germany.

In 1853, Florentine married Hermann Heinrich Fiegenbaum, who had emigrated in 1841 from the village of Ladbergen, Province of Westphalia, Kingdom of Prussia as part of a group of 13 members of a nuclear and extended family group. Florentine and Hermann became the parents of 12 children. Records of their marriage and of the births, baptisms and also some deaths of the children are recorded in the archives of the German Evangelical Church on Charrette at Holstein, Warren County, Missouri.

At some time between 1880 and 1890, Florentine and Hermann and their younger, unmarried children moved west to Lafayette County, Missouri. They became members of Zion Church at Mayview.

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Wilhelmine Florentine Charlotte Wehrmann's family

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