Re: EFFINGHAM CO. IL, TEGENKAMPS
Thank you for the information. I appreciate having it for further research.I'm wondering about a few things.First, When Hermann Heinrich and Anna Margaretha Aumann Tegenkamp and family of four children immigrated to America in 1846, Anna brought a large boiling pot with her from Germany.When they landed in New Orleans, they then traveled up the Mississippi River to St. Louis and then journeyed about 95 miles to Green Creek...toting what they could carry with them all the way.Family rumor has it that your Great Grandma Clara had that pot.Is it in your family still, and if so, could I have a picture of it?
Also, obituaries for your Daddy and Uncle were so short that there was little to glean from them.I never did find one that gave any information other than the fact they died.Would you have any more, or perhaps funeral cards?Is there someone in your family that has written a biography on them?Told a little about who they were, and what they did?I like to give the old numbers and names, some life.
Lastly,I'm looking for pictures, especially the older ones of these family members.I have some...one is so light that I am going to have to try to do some enhancement on it.It looks to be taken around the turn of the century when all the girls were still single.I have a second one that is very nice of the entire family, and it was probably taken at the same time.Then the only pictures of Roscoe and Clara that I have are when they were in their golden years....and I think from a newspaper article.I have none of their family.
I also have Anna's wedding picture.
I'm sure your family has the 50th anniversary picture of Anton and Clara and family and friends.The shawl that Aunt Mayme (Mary) had around her shoulders is now mine.Although wool, I wrap that thing around me when I'm "down" and it is like a supporting arm wrapping around me...no, not just wrapping....embracing.I also have a small wooden plant stand...fern stand, that once belonged to Aunt Mayme (of whom I have a couple pictures in some of her outfits she made).When Mayme died in 1929, my grandmother got it.It then got passed on to my daddy when Grandma died in 1974.Daddy died in 1993, and Mother said it belonged in the blood line, so I got it, and treasure it.
I know that I asked for much...but personal information and pictures are so important for me.My grandmother and family was left out of much of her family activities because my grandfather was a controlling tyrant.She should never had married outside the Catholic Church because it hurt her for many many years.And yet, had she not, I would not be here.