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Wadekamper/Wedekamper Anywhere!

Updated November 9, 2000

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The Wadekamper Family in Minnesota have had an anual 4th of July ,Family reunion in Rice County,Minnesota,for over 100 years,but we,re the only ones and its gotten a lot smaller.Our Herman Wadekamper came over from Germany in 1855,and settled in Shieldsville,Rice,Minnesota.As far as I have been able to find out,we have no other relatives this side of the Atlantic.Herman and his wife Mary Oels and 3 children arrived 19 Feruary 1855,aboard the Bark Wilhemine,from Dissen,near Osnabruck.Herman and Mary were married 14 July 1850 in Worburg.Family tradition says Herman was a Military Officer.Hopefully someday I will have the time and finances to research further,but if any body can tell me anything furthur,that would be great.

 
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