Moin und Frohe Pfingsten,
hier die Weiterleitung einer Buchvorstellung über die Nachkommen von Oldenburger Auswanderern.
Mit genealogischen Grüßen aus dem verregneten Wiefelstede
I am donating four Family History Books to the Leigh Public Library. These
books are a compilation of over six years of research. Each is in a binder
with a table of contents and index for easy reference.
THE HINRICH GROTELUSCHEN FAMILY HISTORY
The Groteluschen Family, from Oldenburg, Germany, is the largest family ever
to settle in the State of Nebraska, as can be determined. Most of the
Lueschen and Lusche Families are members of this family as their ancestors
were named Groteluschen and the actual German Church records verified this
Much confusion has arisen over the years as to the correct spelling of the
name. The “e" (Grotelueschen) was added in the United States to replace the
German umlaut. This happened to other German names, also.
Larger families from the area, who intermarried into the Groteluschen
Family, include Asche, Ahrens, Bakenhus, Hake, Hespe, Hillen, Korte, Loseke,
Marty, Muhle, Sander, and Wurdeman.
THE HARBERT WURDEMANN FAMILY HISTORY
Originally spelled in Germany with two n’s, the Wurdeman Family grew to be
Larger families from the area, who intermarried into the Wurdeman Family,
include Ahrens, Asche, Bakenhus, Feye, Groteluschen, Loseke, and Wilke.
THE MICHAEL ERB FAMILY HISTORY-
Records from this family date back to at least 1620 in Freisenheim. In the
later 1800’s, this was a large family in the Shell Creek and Columbus area.
Many have moved away, and across the United States the family is quite
Larger families from the area, who intermarried into the Erb Family, include
Engel, Groteluschen, Kumpf, Loseke, Marty, and Morlok.
THE CLAUS EHLERS FAMILY
This family originated from Schleswig-Holstein, and one of the largest
surnames in Germany. Today the surname is spread out extensively in
Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
These books can also be viewed via the internet at the following website-