I am researching my OLDENBURG family in Chicago, IL.Mary or Marie Oldenburg was born Sept. 16, 1871, and married August Licht.These are my great-great grandparents.
A Mary Oldenburg appears on the 1880 Census in Chicago as the daughter of John Oldenburg, born 1838 and Sophia Oldenburg, born 1848.Birthplace of parents is listed as Mecklenburg, Germany.
Furthermore, a sister is listed on the census, and EMMA OLDENBURG born in 1874.
The 1890 census does not include Cook County, Chicago, IL.By 1900, Mary is married to August Licht, Emma has disappeared (probably married) and parents John and Sophia are no longer listed anywhere.
There is another John and Sophia Oldenburg family on the 1880 Chicago census but the dates are not right.My John and the other John are very close in age, however, and might be brothers.Often, german families have more than one son named Johann or John with different middle names.
I'm seeking more info on anyone here who sounds familiar.I have photos and descendant reports to share from Mary Oldenburg and August Licht to the present.
Thank you, Chris Kleinlein firstname.lastname@example.org