My mother-in-law's family will be having a Family Reunion Dinner on 04 August 2001 in Filley, Nebraska.I would love to say that I have found more on her family.With such an unusual name, it would seem that tracing WALTKEs would be easier than it is.I was beginning to think they were the only ones in the U.S. (I just found this forum today.)Some of what I have is as follows:
William Janssen b. 09 Feb 1866 Voseberg, Ostfriesland, Germany d. 1937 Buried: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Pickrell, Gage Co., NE m. Antja Henricks HENRICK b. 1866 Strachold, Ostfriesland, Germany (d/o Henrick E. HENRICKS and Fanny JUNEEL)
Children (some born in Craig, Holt Co., MO): John, Christian William, Henry (m. JOUKEN), Elisabeth, Fanny (m. JURGENS), Frederick William, Willie J., Herman (m. OTTERSBERG), Anna Grace, Benjamin Janssen, Agnes (m. MILLER)
Fred Buried: Wymore Cemetery, NE
Anna Elizabeth b. 29 May 1877 Ostfriesland, Germany, d. 1957 Beatrice, Gage Co., NE m. Johann JANSSEN b. 1869 Strachold, Ostfriesland, Germany d. 1941 Beatrice, Gage Co., NE Children: Alvin Luke, Wilhelm Janssen, Christian Johan, Ubbe Fred, Tenna, William B., Fred, Elizabeth, Johnsen
Descendant male surnames include (married to WALTKE women): JANSSEN, AGENA, JOHNSEN, MIHULKA, EVERS, DORN, WILLIAMS, RICKERS, DANCER, ADAMS
Thank you all for your time.Hope to "meet" new cousins soon.