I wanted to contact you again concerning information on the Engemann's from Wesphalia and wondering if my great-great-grandfather and his brother are listed.They emigrated to American in 1834 through the Port of New Orleans.It is believed they may have come from and area near Warburg or Eissen, Westphalia.Some information has indicated that Johann Engemann and M. Dierks were his parents.???
A Dr. Monika M. Schulte from Kommunalarchiv Minden responded to a request of mine and indicated that there is a book concerning migration from the Regierungsbezirk Minden(?), especially hidden migration.In the register of that book she found the surname Engemann of 18 different people. All of those families came from an area near Warburg, today in the Kreis Hoxter.I would love to obtain and review that information further!It would sure be a lot easier if I spoke German!
Charles (? Ludwig Carl?) and his brother Henry (Heinrich) Engemann may have left for American from England after a short stint of work there. A relative believes the brothers may have worked in a sugar refinery in London. Another seems to have heard they had a brother George, who did not emigrate.
It is possible they were escaping "conscription" as many young German males were doing during those politically uncertain times leading up to and after 1848 in Germany. There are often discrepencies in the actual birthdates depending on whether or not they were near "conscription age!"
I'm kind of new at all of this genealogy searching, and finding it very interesting. One of aunts, Delphine Engemann Mades, has gotten "the bug", also.
Her Husband's ancestors arrived in Missouri with the Giessen Emigration Company. It would be interesting to see how all of the "American Engemann's" may be connected... there's a group from Utah. I've run across some from Kansas, Michigan, Iowa, and Canada via the internet.
I find it just facinating that you had put together a book of Engemann genealogy! Would it be possible to review it sometime, somehow, some way?
Would you be interested in assisting me with some of your resource/research information on the "European Engemann's?"
Take care... Robert B. Engemann Washington, Missouri