Re: Cont.......OTTO WITTEKIND
Sorry I didn't get back to you right away, been very busy.
My Gr. Grandfather's name is Louis Wittekind.His father was Georg Ernst Ludwig Christoph Wittekind and mother was Augusta Wilhemine Bitterberg.Georg remarried in 1862 to a Susanna Weiss when Louis and brother's (that I know of so far) were young.Louis was born in 1853. possibly 1854 because there may have been an error in the church records because the church records have Georg and Auguste married May 1853 and Louis born Feb. 25, 1853.Now there is 9 months from May to Feb. so being the beginning of a new year, the person who wrote down the date may have put 1853 instead of 1854.But then again, he could have been born before they were married.:+)
Louis has brothers Otto b. 1859, and John R. b. 1858, that I know of so far, plus his half brother's Karl Kasper b. March 6, 1867 and Ludwig b. Jan. 14, 1865 but died at 4mos. old and sister Marie Magdalene Elisabeth b. Aug. 14, 1863, she married Friedrich Elias Kley.
I assume Louis had more siblings since there is a space of 5 years between siblings. I haven't found out what happened to Augusta, she must have died around 1860 or so. Louis being the eldest child was only 9 years old when Georg married Susanna.I have many pictures of ancestors from Germany but don't know who most of them are yet.
Well, I guess that is all for now,, Talk to you soon, keep in touch.Becky