I have just recently learned that the name of my ggg-grandmother was
BARTLING. Maria Dorothea (she was called Dorothea) BARTLING , born 9 Nov
1812, married Henry J. (or Johann Heinrich) WALTER in Hannover and their
first children were born in Negenborn, near Bissendorf, which is just north
of the city of Hannover.They immigrated to the US around 1848 and lived
south of Chicago near Monee and Crete, Illinois, until the 1870's, when they
moved to Washington County, Nebraska. Henry died there in 1885. Later
Dorothea moved with son Henry to Dixon County, Nebraska. I have noticed
that wherever they lived, there were Bartling families nearby, who were
members of the same Lutheran church. There were also folks from Empede, too,
particularly the Stuenkels.
Bob, do you know any more about the family of your Catherine Bartling? She's
the right age to be a possible sister or cousin of my ggg-grandma.