Being from the border area, it is said that the first 3 children were born under different national flags. Their names are Danish, but by time of emigration they were listed as from Prussia.
On March 1882 Hamburg Passinger Lists for the S.S. Lessing from Hamburg to New York: farmer Boy Hinrichsen age 25, wife Anna Marie [Redlin] 22, with Amalia (Gertrude) age 4, Julius 11 months,Engeline (Lena) 1 month. All shown from Süderdeich, Schleswig were accommodated on the Zwischendeck.
1. Güde Amalie, 12 Zehlke children in SD; 2. Julius Moritz, 4 children in WA & OR; 3. Engeline Johanne, 4 Isbell children;
Children born in Iowa quickly followed: 4. Johannes/Jake Henricksen, 1 child (as known to me); 5. Christ/Chris, 1 child (as known to me); 6. Katharina/Kate, 7 Kinkade children; 7. Barnhart/Barney, 4 children; 8. William Boy, 5 children; 9. Johanna/Annie,7 Thomas children 10. Juliwa/Beulah, 6 Petersen children; 11. Charles August, 5 children; 12. Leanhart/Leonard, 5 children; 13. Harry, 1 child; 14. David, d. young 15. Eleanor Mae m. Henricksen, 5 children; 16. Daisy d. young 17. 1903 George, no children?;
I think there are at least 20 more grandchildren than these. With all of the children given here, perhaps the rest of this large family will give a holler.