Re: Nolte of Germany
Nick is my third cousin, so I have a lot of his family's genealogy information. His parents were Franklin "Frank" A. and Helen (King) Nolte. His grandparents were Arthur E. and Helen May (Menzie) Nolte. His gr-grandparents were Ludwig Hermann (He went by Herman) and Augusta Ann (Voges) Nolte. Gr-gr-grandparents were Ernst Wilhelm "William" and Engel Sophia (Fischer) Nolte. 3rd-gr-grandparents were Heinrich Christian and Engel Maria Justina (Harbord) Nolte.
The German newspaper "Braunschweigischen Anzeigen" of July 12, 1862, (number 168) reports the immigration of Ernst Wilhelm Nolte, his wife Engel Sophe (Fischer), one daughter and four sons, to America.
The oldest son (Ernst Christian August Nolte) remained in Stroit, Germany. His descendants still live in the area.
The second oldest son (Henry Karl Wilhelm Nolte) had emigrated to America some years before, to Wisconsin. He married Caroline Korfmacher in Wisconsin in 1860.
The oldest daughter (Johanna Justina Fredrica Nolte) was given a choice: accompany the family or marry and remain in Germany. Being already engaged, she moved up her wedding date. She married another Nolte (Wilhelm Nolte) of Ammensen, a village 4 km up the road. Her descendants now live in Delligsen and Hannover.
Ernst Wilhelm Nolte, b. 14 Oct 1808, d. 18 Feb 1899
Engel Sophie (Fischer) Nolte, b. 29 Dec 1813*, d. 11 Nov 1876
* One source has her birth date as 13 Mar 1813.
Ernst Christian August Nolte, b. 29 Dec 1833
Henry Karl Wilhelm Nolte, b. 20 Jul 1836, d. 1902
Johanna Justina Fredrica Nolte, b. ?? ??? 1840
Johanna Carolina Wilhelmina Nolte, b. 18 Jan 1844, d. 1886
Henry Ludwig Wilhelm Nolte, b. 10 Mar 1847, d. 1889
Ludwig Hermann Nolte, b. 9 Jun 1849, d. 8 Apr 1930
Carl Wilhelm Nolte, b. 20 Oct 1851, d. 16 Mar 1889
Ernst Ludwig Henry Nolte, b. 12 Sep 1854, d. 1948
The family originally settled in Wisconsin, then later moved to Iowa, setting near Sheffield in Franklin County. Later biographies of Carl Wilhelm "Charles" would state that the emigration occurred in 1861. Source: History of Franklin and Cerro Gordo Counties, Iowa 1883, Page 584,
Chapter XXXIV, West Fork Township, Union Publishing Company, Springfield, Ill. 1883 for personal use only
"Charles Nolte settled in Franklin county in 1873. He is a German by birth, and came to America in 1861, when his father located in Dane Co., Wis. ..."