I'm looking for the parents and family of my great-great-grandmother:
Christiane Dorothea HOFFMANN
b.August 14, 1821 in Norden, Hannover
d.January 31, 1877 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin
She married around 1846-1849 Andreas Christoph HARTMANN b.1820 in Veckenstedt bei Wernigerode, Sachsen-Anhalt. The story is they met and married on the ship when they immigrated. I have not been able to find the immigration record as yet.
There are a number of microfilmed church records, Reformed, Catholic, and Mennonite at LDS for Norden, but there are no HOFFMANNs mentioned in any of them. I've checked them all at least twice. I know she went to the Reformed Church in Wisconsin. I also checked the one microfilm on civil registration records for Norden, even though the only available dates were from 1809-1814.
Might anyone be researching the HOFFMANN family from this area? Or might anyone have any suggestions?
I was told Christiane came from a "well-to-do" family and she brought a lot of beautiful linens and silverware with her. Her second, third and fourth sons were named Frank, Henry (Heinrich) and Karl, names not found in her husband's family.
I would appreciate any comments, suggestions, help. Thank you so much.
Laguna Beach, California, USA