My Great-Grandfather Martin Haselhorst was born in Hoerste Westfalen Germany on February 15, 1821. We believe he came to the United States in or around 1852. He married Anna Brockelmann (b. January, 1833 in Delbrieck Padenborn Germany) in the mid 1850's. They settled in the St. Libory area of Illinois. To this marriage the following children were born: Anton who married and had two boys and two girls; Stephen (my grandfather)(b. February 28, 1859 in Illinois) who married Marie Catherine Deimeke (daughter of Anton Deimeke and Theresa Potthost and was born September 16, 1862) and they had six boys, Ben, Henry, Anton, Frank, Joseph, John (my father) and four girls, Theresia, Anna, Mathilda and Rose; Gertrude who was married to a man named Morgan and they had one girl and four boys and lived in the St. Louis area. Two other children, Martin and Mary never married. Recently in some of the newly published census records, in 1900 and 1910 my Great Grandmother is listed as having 7 children. We are only aware of the 5 listed here. My Great-Grandfather was a tailor by trade and made predominately men's trousers. In 1869 he and his family moved to St. Rose, Illinois. Of my father's brothers and sisters (listed above) Henry, Frank, Joseph, John and Rose relocated to Kansas in the Ellis, Rush, Russell County areas. The remainder brothers and sisters remained in the St. Rose, Trenton, Breese towns in Illinois. We believe Great-Grandpa Martin came into the USA via the New Orleans port and traveled up the Mississippi River until they came to the St. Louis area. From there they went to the St. Libory, Illinois area.
There is another "Haselhorst" family I have corresponded with. They predominately are in the Nebraska area. Many previous and present generations have the same names. Would like to find the connection between them and us.