just to add another Heinrich, I though I would aske about my ggggrandfather, Heinrich Gerhard Ratjen. He was born in 1823 in Tossens, Oldenburg,Schleswig - Holstein, Preussen. he married a Helena Boekmann.His father Eilert Gerhard Ratjen Married Twice, first to wife Marie Helene Christine Koehler, having 3 children in Burhafe , Hannover, albert Wilhelm 1811, Anna Catharina b 1813 and Gerhard in 1809. He then married Geshe Hedden, they also had 3 children in Tossens Oldenburg, Heinrich Gerhard1823( my relative), helena Maria b 1827 and Johann Heinrich 1825.
heinrich emigtated to Australia in the 1850's and went on to have a very large family. He was a mason
Eilert gerhard Ratjen was born in 1777 in Tossenss
I would love to hear from anyone in relatio to this family