A great aunt of mine, Dora Nienstedt, daughter of Ernst Friedrich Nienstedt from Zeven, lived in Brokel, Germany,(beginning of 20th century) after she married a certain Siefers. Her father was Ernst Friedrich Nienstedt, my great grandfather who emigrated about 1890 to America. I am presently trying to find out his birth date and the one of his son Karl Nienstedt,who apparently followed Ernst Friedrich Nienstedt, my great grand father, later to America. Karl apparently married an Irish woman in America. Dora had also a sister called Elly who lived in Walsrode, Germany. My grandfather Friedrich Nienstedt was born in 1872 in Zeven, Germany. That is all I know from my mother, Dorothea born Nienstedt. Please note that, unfortunately, Hartmut Nienstedt died in April 2004. He was my cousin.