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Dorothea Scharnhorst (b. January 28, 1831, d. July 05, 1911)Dorothea Scharnhorst127 was born January 28, 1831 in Prov. of Hanover, Germany128, and died July 05, 1911 in Aullville, Lafayette County, MO128.She married Heinrich Henry Bartels on July 18, 1856 in St Paul's Lutheran Church, Concordia, Lafayette County, MO128, son of H Bartels.
Notes for Dorothea Scharnhorst:
Note:Dorothea's last name was previously listed as Scheringhaus.
I am John Schnakenberg, from Concordia, MO, now living in retirement in Mexico.
I have just found your workup of Heinrich Bartels on WorldConnect and would like to pass along some things I have seen in the Concordia and Ernestville, MO records.
Your records state that Heinrich married Dorothea Scheringhaus on 28 Jan 1856.
St. Pauls Lutheran wedding records named her Dorothea Roepe.The record of the birth of her son Eduard, 20 aug 1860 named her Dorothea Scharnhorst.(There were, at that time, many other Scharnhorsts living in the Concordia area.)
A Wilhelm Roepe died 24Jun 1855 so it is a reasonable guess that Wilhelm was Dorothea's husband.
Identifying her children from Wilhelm is complicated by the fact that a Louis Roepe was married 19 Aug 1853 and immediately began a family.An unknown third Roepe was also having babies at about the same time.
I have from the St. Pauls 150th anniversary book the following;
Rosine Marie Roepe--b. abt jan 1851
Emma Emelie Roepe--b. abt jul 1853
Dorette Marie Roepe--b. abt dec 1853
Maria Dorethea Bette Roepe--b. abt mar 1855
Emma Dorothea Maria Roepe--b. abt jun 1855
Bernhard Friedrich Louis Roepe--b. abt nov 1855
Wilhelm couldhave fathered three of the first four---not much help, is it?Unfortunately the preparers of the book chose to save money by not listing dates of birth and parents.
In 1899 Heinrich, Jr. and Eduard and their families became charter members of St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Ernestville, Mo (about seven miles southwest of Concordia.The register states that both families moved to Blackburn, Mo in 1902.
Came over on a 3 masted scooner. Took 3 months.Settled in Concordia, MO.Was married first to A Roepe.Lived about 5 miles west of Concordia called Sweetwater.
From Robert Bartels, son of Emil Bartels:"About five months before Dad (Emil Bartels) passed away, I had a long talk with him about the family. He passed on to me a lot of information that I had never heard before. Including all of his family, grandmother etc.From what I (Robert Bartels son of Emil) remember from Dad, the woman that all of us in our family decended from was carried by Napoleons army up into Russia when he invaded Russia way back when.She became pregnant at a very early age and as I understand it she had a daughter.It is that daughter that came to the United States at a very early age, and I think was Dad's Grandmother"Was Dorothea the daughter?
Source: Martens Family.
Possible maiden name maybe Scharnhorst?
The Concordian dated July 6m 1911:Grandmother Bartel Dead.Grandmother Bartels died suddenly of old age and the effects of the hot weather at the home of her daughter Mrs Fred Brinkhoff, southeast of Aullville, yesterday evening, July 5, 1911 at 6 o'clock at an age of 80 years, 5 months and 7 days.The funeral will take place from the home of Mrs Mary Kresse in Concordia, tomorrow (Friday) morning at 10 o'clock.Grandmother Bartels, nee Dorothy Scharnhansen was born January 28, 1831, in the Province of Hanover, Germany.She came to America with her parents when only eight years old.She was married twice.Her first Husband was William Roepe; two children born to this union are living.Mrs Mary Kresse and Mrs. Emma Wolters.After the death of her first husband she married Henry Bartels in 1856.The union was blessed with four children, namely:Henry, Edward, Annie (Mrs Fred Brinkhoff) and Martin Bartels.Besides her children, her death is mourned by 32 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.The mourners have our sympathy in their bereavement of a kind mother.
More About Dorothea Scharnhorst:
Burial: Unknown, St Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Concordia, Lafayette, MO.128
Fact 1: Last name may be Stackhaus.
More About Dorothea Scharnhorst and Heinrich Henry Bartels:
Marriage: July 18, 1856, St Paul's Lutheran Church, Concordia, Lafayette County, MO.128
Children of Dorothea Scharnhorst and Heinrich Henry Bartels are:
- +Friedrich Diedrich Heinrich (Henry) Bartels, b. June 22, 1857, Concordia, Lafayette County, MO128, d. February 25, 1916, Kansas City, Jackson County,MO128.
- +Martin Lewis Henry Bartels, b. June 14, 1865, Concordia, Lafayette County, MO129, d. December 02, 1927, Lafayette, Freedom Twnshp, MO129.