Stobbe, 1870's Swaroczyn > Pittsburgh > Nebraska
I was happy to receive your post about your Stobbe family.I can fill you in a little more about the Nebraska Stobbe's.Jacob Stobbe was born abt 1814 and died 9 Mar 1872.His birth record is in LDS #1619034, Liebschau parish, West Prussia and his death record is in LDS #585987, Gardschau parish, West Prussia.The Polish names for these are Luibszewo and Godziszewo.They are located about 13-15 miles or so southwest of Gdansk.There is another very good LDS film, #1619034, an index of birth, marriage and death of the Liebschau parish.Check it out at familysearch.org; go to the library catalog and do a search using the the film number.
Jacob married Margarethe Chojnacka on 19 Jan 1840 in Rukosin, Liebschau parish.She was born abt 1815.They had the following children: Marianna, b. 20 Dec 1840, Rukosin; Catherina, b. 28 Feb 1847, Swaroszyn; Johann*, b. 15 Apr 1849, Swaroszyn; Joseph*, b. 1847, Swaroszyn; Nicolaus, b. 14 Dec 1851, Swaroszyn; Catherina, b. 12 Dec 1853, Swaroszyn; Jacob, b. 17 Feb 1856, Swaroszyn; Paulina, b. 16 Jan 1859, Swaroszyn.I cannot explain the gap between 1840-1847 of no children. Your guess is as good as mine.
The sons Jacob, Johann and Joseph migrated to Pittsburgh, PA, then on to Sherman County, Nebraska.I have many descendants of Johann (John) and Joseph. I can put them in an attachment and email to you if you'd like.Johann married Marianna Wesierska, niece of my ggg-grandmother.Jospeh married Annie Kaszlon first, then Julia Krajewski later in Nebraska.I can place both the Wesierska and Kaszlon families in the Gardschau and Liebschau parishes of West Prussia.Jacob Stobbe stayed in Pittsburgh.He did stay in touch with his brothers.I have seen newspaper articles about family members going to Pittsburgh to visit with relatives there.
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