Johann Veltrop b. 1843, prob. in Westphalia took
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his mother's maiden name (Berkemeier) when he came
to this country in 1882.He had a brother, August,
who also took the name of Berkemeier.
The father of Johann and August was Willhelm Schulz
Veltrop; the mother was Maria Gertrude Berkemeier,
dau. of Herman Berkemeier and Anna Maria Worfenberg.
Johann married Elisabeth Overman (b. 1835).
Anyone who can help me find more on these families
either by contributing information or willing to
co-research, please contact me.