I am a descendant of David Luetke and Susanna Schmidt. I have recently begun researching my past and am interested in gaining any possible information I can get regarding these ancestors. I have been unable to leard the names of David Luetke's parents. Also, I know Susanna Schmidt's parents were August Schmidt and Maria Unruh. I am familiar with the Unruh side, but have been unable to learn anything about the Schmidt side. Does your research go in this direction?
My mother was Martha Luetke, daughter of Peter Luetke and Agnetha Jantz. My mother's sister Susanna married a Jacob B. Dirks.Is my uncle Jake also your uncle? I attended a reunion of the Peter Luetke family in Saskatchewan in 1996 which was put together by my cousins, the children of Jacob and Susanna Dirks. In fact, that was the first time I ever met many of my Luetke relatives.
I believe you live in Kamloops, BC, is this correct?I was born just north of Vancouver. I still have several brothers and sisters in the state of Washington, and so I go there about once or twice a year.