Sponsors listed on an 1808 baptismal record for a gr-granduncle lists a
Johann Heinrich Roepke from Sorsum. The baptism took place in Elze
(south of city of Hanover) and a Sorsum lies just east of Elze. I'm
inclined to think this Roepke is the father of the child's mother,
therefore a gr-gr-gr-grandfather. Someone said this Sorsum church was
Catholic. Would anyone know where the church records would be held,
since Sorsum is quite small? It lies just west of Hildesheim.
I appreciate any assistance.