I'm searching for information about my Albers line of the family. My gggg-grandfather, Geert Albers. He was born in Slue, Drenthe, Netherlands January 19, 1792. He married the widow Fenne Swiers van Engen in 1816. Geert, whose father was Teunis, took Fenne's last name, we're not exactly sure why, but were told it was often done to be able to inherit property.
Fenne and Geert had a son, Harm van Engen who was born Feb. 28, 1820 in Emlenkamp (now Emleichham), Hanover, Germany who married Aoltien Peters who was born in 1826 in Wilsum, Hanover, Germany. (sidenote: Aoltien Peters wore goudere corijzer of the best family.)
If you have any information on this Albers family, I would appreciate any help I can get.