Hello Ulla! I just emailed you but thought I would drop a note in here as well:
Emilie Hanssen (1858-1939) nee Donnerberg married Gustav F. Hanssen I (1852-1930), son of Andreas Friedrick Hanssen (1811-1860). Andreas was born in Germany and migrated to New Holstien WI, USA, where he met and married Cecilia Chatrina Oesau (1831-1915). Cecilia was bron in Marne, Germany.
Andreas and Cecilia's children, Gustav F (I). , Wilhemine, Betty and Fritz, were born in in the U.S. in New Holstien WI:
Gustav F b.Aug 25, 1852 New Holstien, WI. d. Jul 16, 1930 St. Louis MO. Married Emilie Donnerberg abt 1877.
Gustav and Emilie's Children: 1)Lillian Sophia b Jul 23, 1881 d.Jul 9, 1934 married Harry Elliott James Jun 25, 1902. 2) Gustav F. II b.May 5, 1888 d.Oct 22, 1906. Married Augusta Kolb. 3)Marie Edna "Mae" b Apr 1, 1890 d. Dec 4, 1940 Married Louis John Doerr Aug 16, 1908 4) Honara b. 1879 d.1882 5) Edwin b. 1884 d. 1888
Wilhemine (Mine) Jul 12, 1853, New Holstien, WI d. Not known. Married John Arps and had 4 children: Edward, Albert, Gustav and Otto.
Betty b. Jul 17, 1855, New Holstien, WI. d. Not known. Married Charles Veers abt 1877) and had 4 children: Otto (1883-1977), Agnes (1878-1969), Hermine and Clara.
Fritz was stillborn. No other information.
Lillian Sophia (Hanssen) and Harry James' children:
1)Lillian Marie b. Oct 12, 1912 d. Apr 10, 1996 St. Louis MO. Married: Chester Cornelius Von Rump Jun 30, 1939 2) Emilie Elizabeth b. May 21, 1909 d.Mar 27, 1954 Married Joseph C Harp Arp 27, 1946 3)Harry Elliott II May 30, 1915 d. Dec 28, 1990 Married Naomi Nations Sept 24, 1938
I hope this helps and there is a connection.Who is your grandparents Hanssen? Are you living in Germany now?Currently, I am in Chesapeake, VA, USA.
I would love to find out how we are connected :) My grandmother is Lillian Marie (James) Von Rump. (I said Hanssen as my grandmother's maiden name in my email but its James.)