Thank you so much for your very informative answer to my request about Engter. I believe the German spelling of the family name is Dieker. That is the way it was entered in the Lutheran church records in Ripley County Indiana. I have not seen another spelling for Macke.
Is there any place in Bramsche that would have early records for the Engter section of the city? I am interested in finding out about the Lutheran church or churches of the area to see if they would have marriage records around 1846-1850 or birth and confirmation records around 1800-1850.
Again, any help is appreciated. I can not seem to get across the ocean on these families.