Conrad Castrop of Westphalia, MO
Looking for info to flesh out Conrad A. Castrop family of Westphalia, MO.Conrad was born in Delbruck, Westfalen, Germany on Dec. 18, 1807.His parents were Franz Kastrop of Bleiwasche?, Germany and Maria Franziska Heitman of Delbruck.They were married about 1804 in Delbruck at St. Johannes the Baptist Church.Conrad married Bernadina Koester of Delbruck, born about 1822.They came to America with the early waves of German immigration and settled in (helped found?) Westphalia, MO.They had several children, one of whom is my ancester, Maria Catherina Castrop, born Feb. 23, 1858 in Westphalia, and died Apr. 22, 1953 in Westphalia.She married William Herman Knuever about 1881 in Westphalia.Would appreciate any help anyone might be able to give on port of arrival (suspect N.O.) and dates,info on the Knuever family, confirmation of parents birthdates and places of residence, date of death for Conrad and Bernadina.