Surnames STAAS and KOENEKE Researching Sophia Dorothy STAAS b. abt. 31 Jan 1841 in Lippe-Detmold, Germany and immigrated 1868 and John Philip KOENEKE b. 03 Dec 1831 in Kurhesson, Germany imm. 1858. They were married 02 Sep 1868 in Freeport, Stephenson County, IL and had eight children, all but the last born in Boone County, Illinois: Louise Sophia Marie b. 02 Sep 1869 Minnie Sophia b. 31 Oct 1870 Mary Henrietta b. 16 Apr 1872 Karolina Amelia b. 26 Jun 1873 Emma Elizabeth b. 12 Nov 1874 William Christ b. 09 Sep 1876**my ggrandfather Philip b. 22 Feb 1878 John Henry b. 31 Jul 1880 Kane County
Am looking for Sophia's and J. Phillip's exact place of birth, confirmation of birth date, and names of parents. Will gladly share my KOENEKE information.