Oh my, Erich, I posted this message so long ago and never checked responses, nor was notified--
lots of interesting information has poured in. Who was your grandmother's father and grandfather?
My ancestors were:
1.HINRICH1 VON BARGEN was born in Neuenland, Germany.He married CATHARINA MARGARETHA PAPEN.
HINRICH VON BARGEN and CATHARINA PAPEN's son was:
2. HEINRICH VON BARGEN, b. 1784, Blumenthal, Niedersachen, Germany; d. October 09, 1876, Blumenthal, Niedersachen, Germany.
He married REBECKA FEIKEN.
HEINRICH VON BARGEN and REBECKA FEIKEN's son was:
3. DIETRICH VON BARGEN, b. February 07, 1821, Cranenburg, Niedersachen, Germany; d. December 10, 1898, Cranenburg, Niedersachen, Germany.
He married MARIE HINCK March 31, 1852 in Cranenburg, Niedersachen, Germany, daughter of CLAUS HINCK and CATHERINE PLATE.
Children of DIETRICH VON BARGEN and MARIE HINCK were:
4. CLAUS VON BARGEN, b. July 24, 1855, Cranenburg, Niedersachen, Germany; d. November 06, 1949, Rochester, Olmsted Co., Minnesota.
HEINRICH VON BARGEN, b. June 26, 1852, Cranenburg, Niedersachen, Germany.
CLAUS VON BARGEN, b. January 22, 1854, Cranenburg, Niedersachen, Germany; d. September 15, 1854, Cranenburg, Niedersachen, Germany.
DIEDRICK VON BARGEN, b. November 16, 1857.
JOHANN VON BARGEN, b. February 07, 1860; d. January 03, 1919, Red Wing, Goodhue Co., Minnesota.
FRIEDRICK VON BARGEN, b. February 01, 1863, Hamburg, Germany; d. August 18, 1933, Alma, Mason Co., Minnesota.
CATHARINA VON BARGEN, b. October 04, 1865, Germany; d. April 12, 1943, Red Wing, Goodhue Co., Minnesota.
HEINRICH VON BARGEN, b. September 25, 1868; d. March 03, 1871.
MARGARETHA VON BARGEN, b. April 21, 1871; d. June 26, 1939.
The 4.CLAUS VON BARGEN, above, born July 24, 1855 married ANNA GERTRUD MUELLER October 08, 1878 in Hannover, Hannover, Germany.
They emigrated to Goodhue Co., MN in the USA in, along with several of his brothers and sisters in, I think, 1883.He was my great grandfather.
We have much on his descendants, but seek information on collateral lines and back into Germany.Claus' brother Friedrick went on to Washington State, where there is another group of Von Bargens.
Please email me directly with more questions or information.
Gail Von Bargen,