My great great grandfather was Hermann Heinrich Tegenkamp, his wife was Anna Margaretha Aumann.They were married April 28, 1833 in Dinklage, Oldenburg, Germany, and came to America in 1846/47 with 5 of their 7 children (2 more, including my great grandfather were born in USA).
Anna M. Aumann was born October 24, 1810 in Bakum,Oldenburg, Germany.Her husband was born October 27, 1805 in Dinklage, Oldenburg, Germany. They are buried in St. Mary's, Green Creek Cemetery, Effingham County, Illinois, USA.
I have been told the father of Hermann Heinrich Tegenkamp was also Hermann Heinrich Tegenkamp.That Hermann's father was Heribert Tegenkamp. Heribert's father was Heinrich Tegenkamp.Heinrich's father was Heribert Tegenkamp.Heribert's father was Hinrich Tegenkamp.Hinrich's father was Johan Tegenkamp.Johan's father was Heinrich Tehenkamp.Heinrich's father was Hinrich Teenkamp, and Hinrich's father was Herman Teenkamp/Tedenkamp.Herman's father was Gerd Tedenkamp and Gerd's father was Johan Tedenkamp.I don't have dates at this time.
Much of the Tegenkamp ancestry, at least on the German side, hasbeen done by our Cousin, Franz-Josef Tegenkamp who lives in Lohne, Germany.I have pieced together the Effingham County, Illinois line, and some of the Bruno, Saskachewan, Canada line.
Evidently, at least two brothers, sons of Herman Heinrich Tegenkamp Sr., immigrated to the United States.They were Hermann Heinrich Tegenkamp (my great great grandfather) and Bernard Heinrich Tegenkamp (I know little of Bernard so he may not have immigrated).At least some of Bernard's children immigrated, though, and helped to distribute Tegenkamp genes in North America.Bernard's son, Clemens, landed at the port of New Orleans several years after his uncle Herman Henry and family.Clemens sailed on the ship Hermann, and traveled with the brother of Herman Henry's wife, the Aumann family.He came up through St. Louis, then over to Effingham County, Illinois.There he obtained his citizenship, and married his wife of almost 45 years (married in 1860).He and his wife, Mary Elizabeth Klausing, moved on to Ohio.There is a large concentration of Tegenkamps there.
The Canadian Tegenkamps, as far as I am aware, descend from Herman and Anna Aumann Tegenkamp's grandson and wife, Henry Herman Tegenkamp and Katherine Anne Arnzen. In the fall of 1902, the Reverend Bruno Doerfler, a Benedictine Father and organizer of the mass migration of German American families, joined a group of seventeen families who left the states to answer the call (and obtain free land) to go to Canada. Together with these families, he started a new religious colony in Saskatchewan. It was to have been called St. Bruno, because of the postal address in St. Bruno, Quebec, the name of Bruno for the new settlement was decided upon. In 1905, the railroad was built through Bruno, and in 1906, a small log school was built, and the population began to increase. Henry's uncle Johann Dominikus Tegenkamp and his wife, Theresia Hussman traveled back and forth between the US and Canada."John" is buried in St. Bruno Roman Catholic Cemetery, Bruno, Saskachewan, Canada.I don't believe they had any children, but I'm not sure.
I probably have told you more than you wanted to know.