Re: TWENTE/TWENTY OF KY-OH
I'm not sure whether I ever answered your post or not.According to the thread, I didn't.So if this is redundant, please forgive the intrusion.
Yes, I am directly related to Philipp Wilhelm Twente, born 18 Sept 1812 in Lengerich, Westfalen, Germany to Sophia Twente, an unmarried mother. I have his birth record.However, I am of his first wife, Sophiah Catharina Elsebein Steinecke, b. 1808, Westfalen, Germany and who he married in 1838.From my research it appears they had one child who did not live, Maria, in 1839.In 1840, Philipp Wilhelm and wife emigrated to America (I have that record).My g-grandfather, Henry Frederick Twenty was b. 1-14-1841, in either Ohio or Kentucky (depending on which census you believe!)There appears to be another child, Levi Larken Twenty, b. 3-27-1848 and died 27 days later, whose tombstone says he is the son of Wm. and Sophiah Twenty.At this point, it appears Sophia died, and soon after he married Mary Elizabeth Culmire, b. 5-15-1820, also in Germany.
It appears she brought at least one child, William, b. 1844, into the marriage.(Some in the family also believe she had a daughter b. abt. 1834, a Mary A. Dale, but I have had no success in finding any information on Mary Elizabeth Culmire or Mary A. Dale.
There is some question whether the next child, Lucinda (m. Fred Wellman & moved to MN)was by Sophiah or Mary.I also have not been able to determine this either.Census records are of no help.
I have pictures I can e-mail of the graves of Philipp Wilhelm, Mary Elizabeth, Levi Larken, as well as my great grandfather and grandmother. I can also e-mail the birth record (in German), mostly translated, if you would like it.
I would like any info you might have on Mary Culmire.I have her birth and death dates from the tombstone, but no marriage date to either a Twenty or a Culmire or possibly a Dale.Consensus pretty well indicates Culmire is not a German name, however, it could easily have been Kohlmeyer, Kolmaier, or any other variation.
Again, if I did not respond in 2006, I apologize.