Re: Stobbe-Nebraska 1880s
I'm a Stobbe Family Genealogist.My mother who is now 98 was the 13th child and last born to Justine Rutkowski Stobbe and Francis (Possibly also Franz or Frank) Stobbe.They came from the Danzig region of West Prussia immigrating March 24, 1887.
Francis (Frank) Stobbe was born August 12, 1857 and died in Chicago, IL. February 22, 1927.
Justine Rutkowski Stobbe was born December 8, 1857 and died in Chicago, IL. April 24, 1948
They were married in the Spring of 1882.
Three of the 13 children, Martha, John and Paul (an infant at the time) were born in West Prussia.
My mothers name is Frances Stobbe Englar. She was born on August 10, 1903.All her siblings were born in the late 1800's.I am William (nick name Bill) Englar.Francis and Justine Stobbe were my maternal Grand Parents.
Mothers male siblings changed the spelling from the traditional Stobbe to Stubbe or Stube.
I recently learned (the last couple of years) that my grand father was a Kashub so I've been reading considerable stuff about the Kashub culture.I noticed considerable stuff on the internet.
My grandfather Stobbe also had a brother who immigrated but I have not been able to identify him by a first name.
In addition I have not been able to trace anything earlier than my grandparents themselves.
I have a complete genealogy of descendents down from Francis and Justine in the United States.
Perhaps you might be able to shed some light or provide me with some leads.I'll be happy to share with you the stuff that I have.