It's been 10 years since Jason and Kathryn were on-line. Did you get your answers? Lottie and Georg Jr. were twins. They had an older brother, Henry, b. 16 Aug 1840. He died bet. 1900 - 1905 in Oklahoma. He m. Mary A. Brides who was also born in Germany. They had 6 children (George, William, Charles, Elizabeth, Matilda and Frank). Back to the twins. They were the children of Georg Friedrich Oldenburg Sr. b. 26 Mar 1796 and d. 09 Apr 1856. He married SISTERS! First, Anna Maria Dorothea Caroline Backhaus in 1821 b. 16 Dec 1801 in Landesbergen and d. 02 Nov 1838. They had 8 children (Diedrick, Wilhelmina, Louise, Caroline, Friedrich, Doretta, Friedrich and Sophia). When she died, he married her sister, Marie Lucie Wilhelmina Backhaus b. 29 Apr 1810 in Landesbergen. They had 3 children (Henry and the twins, Lottie and Georg). Georg (the twin) married Anna Bruns 06 Feb 1873 and had 8 children (Mina, Georg, Dora, Addie, Lucy, Gussie, Freddie and Lottie - mostly these are nicknames). I don't mean to sound old, but I knew Dora. She married Ernest Carl Mayland who was b. 30 Dec 1869 in Landesbergen and d. 17 Feb 1950 in Ottumwa, Iowa. They homesteaded in South Dakota where their son, George, was born in 1908. I knew him for almost 40 years. He was my Dad's first cousin who married my mother after dad died. I buried him in 2001 in Thomasville, Georgia.
Kathyrn - Olaf suggested I call you, but your number has changed. E me at email@example.com. I am very much interested in the photos that both Jason and Kathryn have. Can we share?Please? I will be in Sigourney in May 2011 doing more research.