Aw: Oldenburg-L Digest, Vol 27, Issue 22

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Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 15:22:22 -0800 (PST)
From: L Wessels <>
Subject: [OL] Leerhafe Onken/Groot
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Hallo all,
New information found on marriage license.

  Friedrich ONKEN had a Plants & flowers greenhouse in Leerhafe,

Germany. He married Maria Groot

Friedrich had 4 children:

Wilhelm F. ONKEN: born on 23 Jul 1885 in Leerhafe Ostfriesland Germany --

Immigrated to USA arriving March 18, 1902 at Ellis Island. Married & died
in Benson,

Illinois USA -- He is my husband's grandfather.

  Friedrich ONKEN was born in Germany. He died in Germany? He took over a

Family greenhouse?

       Johann C. ONKEN was born about 1880 in Leerhafe, Ostfriesland,
Germany. He

immigrated on 8 Mar 1895 to Iowa. He married, had no children and he died

Wheaton, DuPage County, Illinois.

      Marie ONKEN was born in Germany. She married and they had a casket

business in Germany which they moved to Greece. She died in Athens,

Thank you for the help!

Laraine Wilson Wessels
Peoria, Illinois