Re: Deters, Cincinnati, OH
have seen Debra Patek’s posting on the Rabe forum.She did some excellent research, including two Rabe brothers who married two Deters sisters.Henrich Arend Rabe married Anna Maria Deters whilst Johan Henrich Rabe married Maria Catharina Deters both marriages on Nov 21, 1815 in Damme, Oldenburg in the parish Vechta.
From the first named marriage, my gg-grandmother Bernadina Rabe was born 1818, Oct 6.She later emigrated to Cincinnati and married Friedrich Honkomp, also of Oldenburg origins.Debra is descended from the second Rabe/Deters marriage.
Curiously, the mother of both Rabe’s was also a Deters,(Elizabeth born abt 1765) and the father Johan Casper Rabe was Elizabeth Deters 2nd cousin.
I have an old “visiting card” photograph of “Mrs Deters”.The same is penciled in either by my g-grandmother (it was her collection) or by my great-aunt who passed it on to me. The woman appears to be about 60, hair parted in the middle.On the back of the photograph, “J.H Meyer, photographer, 465 vine street Cincinnati, O.”Another picture taken apparently at the same time and place shows a man about 30 years old, “Frank Deters”.I guess these pictures are from around 1880