J. Bernard Beste - 1802-1892 - Illinois
My 3rd great-grandfather was J. Bernard Beste who was born in Ottmarsbücholt, Westfalen, Germany.He married Maria K. Lutke-Bocktrup. They had 5 daughters Elisabeth, Maria Anna, Getrude, M. Theresaand Anna Christina. They came to America in 1867 through New Orleans, LA and settled in Effingham County, Illinois.
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