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THE UNITED STATES ROLLENHAGENS

by Homer Thiel

 

There are five branches of the Rollenhagen family that settled in the United States. Presently, it is unknown how closely the branches are related. The Michigan and Wisconsin Rollenhagens are known to come from the same part of Prussia, from near Stargard in what is now northwest Poland. The New York/New Jersey branch came from near Berlin, which is only about 60 km west of Stargard, so they too may connect. The origins of the other branches is as yet unknown.

The five branches are as follows:

-The Michigan Branch has the most descendants, all of whom are related through Martin Friedrich Rollenhagen (born 1774 in Prussia). About seven or eight of his grandsons arrived in the 1860s through 1880s. Some lived for a short time in Erie County, New York, All eventually settled in Ottawa County and Muskegon County, Michigan, where many of their descendants are found today. Some of Martin's grandchildren remained in the Stargard area, and the Rehling, Bayern Rollenhagens are some of their descendants.

-The Wisconsin Branch was established by Peter Rollenhagen (b. 1805) and Wilhelm Rollenhagen (b. 1827). Peter was from Falkenberg, Kreis Naugard, Pommern, Prussia and Wilhelm is probably his nephew or cousin. They settled in Marathon County, Wisconsin and their descendants lived there and in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin.

- The Minnesota Branch was established by Friedrich Rollenhagen (b. 1837) and Johann Rollenhagen (b. 1840). These two were probably brothers and arrived together in 1870, settling in Faribault County, Minnesota. Their family continues in that area today.

- The Kansas and Colorado Branch was established by Carl Rollenhagen (b. circa 1823) who came to the United States in 1869. His family settled first in Pottowatomie County, Kansas and later moved to Sedgwick County, Colorado. Members live in both areas.

- The New York and New Jersey Branch are descendants of the children and grandchildren of Johann Rollenhagen (born in 1840). He remained in Germany, while members of his family arrived in the late 1890s.

 

Sources of Information

An attempt has been made to document every fact reported here. The main sources of information have been United States Census records (from 1860 through 1920), birth and death data found in the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) found online on the Internet, Civil War pension records found at the National Archives in Washington, D. C., and data collected in Marathon County, Wisconsin by researcher Shelley Green. Emmy Rollenhagen provided data on her family in New York and New Jersey. Further work is planned!

 

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Peter Rollenhagen was born on 4 March 1805 in Prussia. Peter, listed as "knecht," was married on 6 February 1832 in Falkenberg, Prussia to "Jungfrau" [young virgin] Auguste Henriette Brummond [1]. Auguste was born on 22 February 1811 in Prussia. They lived in Falkenberg in the 1830s and probably in or near Hermelsdorf, Kreis Naugard in the late 1830s to the 1850s. The Rollenhagens had emigrated to the United States between 1854 and 1857. On 18 July 1860, Peter and Augusta were living in Berlin, Marathon County, Wisconsin. Peter's real estate was valued at $800 and his personal property at $120. Six of their children were living with them (August, Franz, Friederike, Emilia, Augusta, and Louisa) [2]. In 1868, Peter was named the Sealer of Weights and Measures in Marathon County, Wisconsin [3]. In 1870, Peter and Augusta lived with their son Franz and his wife in Berlin [4].

Peter died on 20/22 October 1877 in Marathon County, Wisconsin from "weaknis" (sic) [5]. Auguste died on 2 October 1887. Peter and Auguste are buried in the Town of Berlin Cemetery, Marathon Co., Wisconsin.[6]

Children

i.

Louise Rollenhagen was born on 10 December 1832 in Falkenberg. Louise married Joseph Welch and Daniel Friedrich Rollenhagen.

ii.

Karl Friedrich August Rollenhagen was born on 4 February 1836 in Falkenburg

iii.

Franz Friedrich Rollenhagen was christianed on 1 July 1838 at Hermelsdorf.

iv.

Bertha Sophie E Rollenhagen was christianed on 11 July 1841 at Hermelsdorf. Sophie married John Snider.

v.

Ernestine Wilhelmine Rollenhagen was christianed on 6 June 1843 at Hermelsdorf

vi.

Friederike Ernestine Rollenhagen was born on 11 June 1846. She was christianed on 28 June 1846 at Hermelsdorf. Frederika was married to Edward Nass.

vii.

Friedrich Wilhelm Rollenhagen was christianed on 8 December 1850 at Hermelsdorf.

viii.

Emilie Rollenhagen was born in 1853/1854 in Prussia. Emilie married Wilhelm Harder (or Harden).

ix.

Augusta Rollenhagen was born in 1856/1857 in Wisconsin. In 1870, Augusta was living with Frederick and Louisa Rollenhagen in Berlin township (perhaps she was Louisa's daughter?).

 

Karl Friedrich August Rollenhagen was born on 4 February 1836 in Falkenburg, Prussia, son of Peter Rollenhagen and Auguste Henriette Brummund. He was baptised on 7 February 1836. August emigrated to the United States in 1857, moving to Marathon County, Wisconsin [7]. He served in Company D of the 8th Wisconsin Infantry during the Civil War. While in service, he was injured on 28 May 1862 at Corinth, Mississippi by a stampede of the mules of the regimental train. The mules became frightened when Confederate shells began exploding at the rear of the line of battle, where the mules were corralled. August was working as a teamster. After his injury, he served as an ambulance driver. His enlistment papers describe August as being 5 ft 7 1/2 inches tall, dark complexion, gray hair, and light hair. At the time of his enlistment he was a lumberman.

August was married in October 1867 in Burlington, Iowa to Catherine Herr. She was born in 1848/1849 in Darmstadt. They were the parents of three sons. In 1870, the Rollenhagens lived in the town of Maine, Marathon County, Wisconsin. August was a lumber dealer and Catherine kept house [8]. In 1880 the Rollenhagens lived on Clarke Street in Wausau, Marathon County, Wisconsin [9]. August was working as a logger, Catherine was keeping house and caring for Paul, the oldest two boys were at school.

He moved to Saint Louis County, Minnesota in 1893 and then to the National (Soldier's) Home in Milwaukee in Virginia, Saint Louis County, Minnesota.

August died on 23 September 1913 at the Northwestern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer soldiers. Catherine had preceded him in death.

Children

i.

Robert Rollenhagen was born in August 1868 in Wisconsin.

ii.

Charles (Carl) Rollenhagen was born in September 1869 in Virginia, Saint Louis County, Minnesota.

iii.

Paul Rollenhagen was born in July 1878.

 

Robert Rollenhagen was born in August 1868 in Wisconsin, son of August and Catherine Herr Rollenhagen. Robert was married to Mary. Mary was born in 1874. Robert died in 1932. Mary died in 1940.

 

Franz Friedrich Rollenhagen was christianed on 1 July 1838 (1880 census says 1845) at Hermelsdorf, Prussia, son of Peter and Auguste Brummond Rollenhagen. He was married on 16 December 1869 in Berlin, Marathon County, WI to Christiana Romke [10]. Christiana was born in 1855/1856 in Mecklenburg, daughter of Christian Romke and Christiene Blum. The wedding was performed by Wm. Hudloff, a Evangelical Lutheran pastor in Berlin. It was witnessed by Gottfried Stubbe and Wm. Rollenhagen. In 1870, Franz's parents lived with the couple on their farm in Berlin. Franz's real estate was valued at $3000 and his personal property at #292 (he had probably purchased his father's farm) [11].

In 1880, they were living next door to August Rollenhagen on Clarke Street in Wausau, Wisconsin [12]. At that time Frank was in the hospital, Christiana was keeping house, children Emma and Martha were at school, and son Henry was at home.

Children

i.

Emma Rollenhagen was born in 1871/1872 in Wisconsin.

ii.

Martha W. Catherine Rollenhagen was born on 12 December 1873 in Wausau [13].

iii.

Henry Rollenhagen was born in 1875/1876 in Wisconsin.

 

Bertha Sophie E Rollenhagen was christianed on 11 July 1841 at Hermelsdorf, daughter of Peter Rollenhagen and Auguste Drummond. Sophia was married by Justice of the Peace I. E. Thayer on 5 May 1860 at the residence of A. Young in Wausau, Marathon County, Wisconsin to John Snider [14]. John was born in Germany, son of William and Margaret Snider. He was a blacksmith in Wausau at the time of his marriage.

 

Friederike Ernestine Rollenhagen was born on 11 June 1856, daughter of Peter and Auguste Brummond Rollenhagen. She was christianed on 28 June 1846 at Hermelsdorf. She emigrated with her parents to the United States in 1856, settling in Berlin, Marathon County, Wisconsin.

Frederika was married on 4 September 1866 in Berlin at her father's home to August Edward Nass [15]. Edward was born on 1 July 1842 in Hohenshenen, Prussia, son of O. E. Nass and Friederike Fiebelkorn. A Lutheran pastor, J. Jacob Hoffman performed the ceremony, which was witnessed by Carl Neumann and Frantz Rollenhagen. Edward served in Company A of the 3rd Wisconsin Infantry during the Civil War. In 1870, the Nass family lived in Berlin, Marathon County, Wisconsin. Edward farmed and Frederika kept house [16].

Edward died on 10 November 1917. Fredericka died on 25 November 1927 in Berlin at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Herman Kilian. The Wausau Record Herald reported: Mrs. Fredricka Nass, nee Rollenhagen, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Herman Kilian of the town of Berlin, yesterday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock after an illness of five weeks. The body is to be buried Tuesday afternoon following funeral services at the residence at 1:30 o'clock and at the Grace Lutheran church of the town of Berlin at 2:00 o'clock, the Rev. August Bergman officiating. Burial will be in the town of Berlin cemetery.

The deceased was born June 11, 1846, in Germany and came to America in 1856, settling in the town of Berlin. She was one of the earliest settlers in that township, having lived there for seventy-one years. She was married to Edward Nass September 4, 1866, in the town of Berlin. Her husband died ten years ago. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Herman Kilian of the town of Berlin: eleven grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.Edward and Frederika are buried in the Town of Berlin Cemetery.

Children

i.

Matilda Nass was born in 1876/1877 in Wisconsin. She may be the daughter who married married to Herman Kilian.

ii.

Otto Nass was born in 1878/1879.

 

Emilie Rollenhagen was born in 1853/1854 in Prussia, daughter of Peter Rollenhagen and Auguste Drummond. Emilie was married on 25 February 1876 to Wilhelm Harden (or Harder?) [17]. W. Hudloff, pastor at the Evangelical Lutheran church in Berlin, performed the ceremony, which was witnessed by Emilie's brother-in-law Edward Nass and Fred Uecke (perhaps Youker). Wilhelm was the son of John Harden and Johana Uecker (Youker?) and was a farmer living in Stettin, Marathon County, Wisconsin.

 

Daniel Friedrich (Fred) Rollenhagen was born on 31 January 1836 in Kilzeig, County Saatzig, Prussia, the son of Anna Sophia Rollenhagen [18]. He was baptised into the Evangelical (Lutheran) church on 7 February 1836.

Fred emigrated to the United States around 1857 (per 1920 census, naturalized in 1860). He served in Company K of the 51st Wisconsin Infantry during the Civil War, enlisting on 6 April 1865 in Berlin, Marathon County, Wisconsin and being discharged on 21 August 1865 in Madison, Wisconsin [19]. His enlistment papers descibe his as being 5 ft 4 inches tall, dark complexion, brown eyes, brown hair, and working as a laborer.

Fred lived in Berlin, Marathon County, Wisconsin from 1865 until December 1886. He was married first on 6 April 1863 in Berlin township to Louise Rollenhagen Welch [20]. Louisa was born on 10 December 1832 in Prussia (probably Falkenberg), daughter of Peter and Auguste Brummond Rollenhagen. Minister J. Jacob Hoffman performed the ceremony, which was witness by Mr. and Mrs. F. Rollenhagen.

Louise had been married first on 18 April 1859 in Wausau to Joseph Welch [21]. A Justice of the Peace, Burton Hillard, performed the ceremony, which was witnessed by R. F. Manson and A. Poor. They were apparently divorced prior to April 1863 (perhaps as early as prior to July 1860). Louisa may have had a son, Wilhelm, born in November 1859.

In 1870, Fred and Louisa farmed in Berlin twp. Fred's farm was valued at $400 and his personal property at $168 [22]. Louisa died on 9 May 1875. She is buried in the Town of Berlin Cemetery, Marathon County, Wisconsin.

Fred soon remarried on 13 November 1875 in Marathon County, Wisconsin to Maria Ernestine Huehnerfuss [23]. She was born in March 1849 in Liebenow, Brandenburg, daughter of Wilhelm and Christina Bertha Huhnerfuss (emigrated to the United States in 1867 per 1920 census). Wilhelm Rollenhagen and Robert Heyse (or Weyse) witnessed the marriage, which was performed by Reverand Wm. Hudloff of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. In 1870 through 1872, Frederick Rollenhagen was the Berlin town chairman and in 1878, F. D. Rollenhagen was the town assessor [24].

In 1880 they were living in the town of Berlin, Marathon County, Wisconsin. Fred was farming, Ernestine keeping house, and Mathilde, Emielie, and Julius were at school. The youngest three children; Martha, Emma, and Bertha were at home, along with Ernestine's mother [25]. In 1890, Fred lived in Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. Ten years later Frederick and Ernestine were living in Ludington, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. Fred was farming, their four surviving children lived at home, and his daughter Ricka lived next door [26]. In 1915, he was living in Fall Creek, Wisconsin. In 1920, Fred and Ernestine lived with their sons Ernest and Frederick in Ludington twp, Eau Claire County [27].

Fred died on 9 April 1924 in Ludington, Wisconsin. Ernestine died on 23 August 1938 in Fall Creek, Wisconsin.

Children

Louisa's first child, father unknown

i.

Wilhelm Rollenhagen was born in November 1859 in Wisconsin.

by Friedrich and his wives

i.

Frederike E. (called Ereka or Ricka) Rollenhagen was born on 9 October 1863. She married to H. A. Huehnerfuss [28]. Huehnerfus was born in Germany, son of Wilhelm Huehnerfus and Christine Uecker. Wm. Hudloff, pastor at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Berlin, performed the ceremony, which was witnessed by Friedrich Sabattke and Albert Garske.

i.

Mathilde Rollenhagen was born on 7 October 1865 in Wisconsin. Mathilde married a Bradal.

ii.

Emilie Rollenhagen was born on 15 December 1867 in Wisconsin. Emilie married a Baumgart.

iii.

Julius Rollenhagen was born on 8 July 1871in Wisconsin.

iv.

Martha M. Albertine Rollenhagen was born on 12 November 1874 in Wausau, Wisconsin [29]. Martha was married on 27 January 1895 in Wausau, WI to Richard Bleichrodt [30].

v.

Emma Rollenhagen was born on 27 October 1876 in Wisconsin.

vi.

Bertha Wilhelmina Mathilde Rollenhagen was born on 28 November 1879 in Berlin [31]. (died before 1900?)

vii.

Heinrich Herman Friedrich Rollenhagen was born on 5 May 1881 [32]. (died before 1900?)

viii.

Otto Rollenhagen was born on 3 June 1883. (died before 1900?)

ix.

Friedrich Rollenhagen was born on 25 October 1885. (died before 1900?)

x.

Anna Rollenhagen was born on 10 June 1887. Anna married a Fenner.

xi.

Ernest Rollenhagen was born on 21 May 1889. Ernest farmed in 1920, and his parents and brother Frederick lived with him. He died June 1963 [33].

xii.

Friedrich Rollenhagen was born on 21 May 1891. Fred died in March 1987 in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin [34].

 

Frederike E. (called Ereka or Ricka) Rollenhagen was born on 9 October 1863, daughter of Daniel Friedrich Rollenhagen and Louisa Rollenhagen. She married in 1877 to Herman A. Huehnerfuss [35]. Huehnerfuss was born in August 1859 in Germany, son of Wilhelm Huehnerfuss and Christine Uecker. Wm. Hudloff, pastor at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Berlin, performed the ceremony, which was witnessed by Friedrich Sabattke and Albert Garske. In 1900, the Huehnerfuss family lived next door to her father Fred Rollenhagen in Ludington, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin [36]. Herman was a farmer and son Albert worked as a day laborer.

Children (1900 census says Ricka had 9 children, 2 deceased).

i.

Albert Huehnerfuss was born in January 1878 in Wisconsin.

ii.
iii.
iv.

Emma Huehnerfuss was born in July 1881 in Wisconsin.

v.

Lena Huehnerfuss was born in July 1887 in Wisconsin.

vi.

Ernest Huehnerfuss was born in July 1887 in Wisconsin.

vii.

Amanda Huehnerfuss was born in January 1890 in Wisconsin.

viii.

Julius Huehnerfuss was born in December 1892 in Wisconsin.

ix.

Edgar Huehnerfuss was born in March 1899 in Wisconsin.

 

Wilhelm Rollenhagen was born on 26 September 1827 in Prussia (Wilhelm is probably a cousin or nephew of Peter Rollenhagen). He was married in 1858 in Ripon, Wisconsin to Friederike Sann. Friederike was born on 28 September 1829 (or 1830) in Prussia. Friederike emigrated to the United States in 1856(or 1857 per 1900 census) and moved to Ripon, where she met Wilhelm. Two years after their marriage they moved to Berlin twp, Marathon Co., Wisconsin. In 1860, Wilhelm was living and farming next door to the Peter and Augusta Rollenhagen family. Wilhelm's real estate was valued at $70 and his personal property at $15 [37]. In 1870, Wilhelm farmed in Berlin township while Friederike kept house. Their farm was valued at $500 and their personal property at $204. Son Herman was attending school, learning to read and write [38].

Wilhelm witnessed Fred Rollenhagen's wedding to Ernestine Huhnerfuss in Marathon County, Wisconsin in 1875. In 1880, Wilhelm was living near Fred in Berlin township [39]. Wilhelm worked as a farmer, Friederike was keeping house, three children, Herman, Emielie, and three-year-old Heinrich, were at home; another two children, Wilhelm and Bertha, were at school. A boarder named Wilhelm Hinz lived with the family.

Wilhelm died on 17 April 1888 [40]. Fredericka was living with her son Herman in 1900 [41]. Fredericka died on 15 February 1915 in Stettin, Marathon County, Wisconsin at the home of her son Herman. The Wausau Pilot reported: Mrs. Fredericka Rollenhagen, a resident of the town of Berlin for fifty-seven years, passed away at the home of her son, Herman Rollenhagen, of the town of Stettin, early Sunday morning, February 14, 1915. Deceased received a broken leg through an accident on June 13, 1914 and had been ill since that time. Mrs. Rollenhagen was born in Germany, September 28, 1930, being eighty-four years, four months and seventeen days of age. She came to America in the year 1856 and went directly to Ripon, Wis., where she lived for two years and where she was also married in 1858. Mr. and Mrs. Rollenhagen went from Ripon to the town of Berlin, where deceased had lived for fifty-seven years, being one of the first residents of that place. Mr. Rollenhagen preceded her in death. The funeral takes place Thursday afternoon at one o'clock from the home and at two o'clock at the Immanuel church, the Rev. Koepp will have charge of the services. Burial will be in the town of Berlin cemetery. The following children survive, Herman Rollenhagen and Mrs. Carl Hintze of the town of Easton, Mrs. Albert Bothner of the town of Berlin and Mrs. William Bartman of Irma [42].

cemetry photo, submitted by Nicole J (Sann) Loomis

obits, submitted by Nicole J (Sann) Loomis

Children

i.

Herman (August/ Albert) Rollenhagen * 22 Oct 1859 in Berlin Marathon County WI; gestorben.gif (112 Byte) 16 Feb 1944

ii.

Ela Rollenhagen was born in 1861/1862 in Wisconsin.

iii.

Emilie (Amelia/Emily) Friederike Rollenhagen * 4 Dec 1863 in town of Berlin, Marathon County, WI;
gestorben.gif (112 Byte) 23 Jan 1950. She was married on 24 October 1882 to Carl Christoph Adolph Hintz. Carl was born in Germany, the son of Friedrich and Wilhelmina Hintz.F. G. Reinke, an Evangelical Lutheran pastor, performed the ceremony, which was witnesed by Herman Rollenhagen and Julius Breitenfeld.

iv.

Wilhelm Rollenhagen was born in 1865 in Wisconsin.

v.

Bertha Rollenhagen was born in 1868/1869 in Wisconsin. She married Albert Bothner

vi.

Heinrich Rollenhagen was born in May 1877 in Wisconsin. In 1900, he was living with his brother Herman in Berlin.

 

Herman Rollenhagen was born in 1859 in Wisconsin, son of Wilhelm and Frederike Sann Rollenhagen. On 22 May 1886 Herman was married to Anna Maria Steffenhagen. Anna was born in April 1868 in Germany and emigrated to the United States in 1878 (she and Herman had no children). In 1900, Herman was a farmer in Berlin, Marathon County, Wisconsin. His mother and brother Henry (Heinrich)  lived with Herman and Anna that year. Herman was a Marathon County supervisor in 1897, 1898, 1902, and 1903. Herman also worked as a saloon keeper and lived in Merrill, Lincoln County, Wisconsin. Herman died from cardiac exhaustion on 16 February 1944. Anna died in 1956. They are buried in Big Hill Cemetery in Berlin twp, Marathon County, Wisconsin.

 

Wilhelm Rollenhagen was born in December 1865 (1866 per 1900 census) in Wisconsin, son of Wilhelm and Frederike Rollenhagen. Wilhelm was married circa 1896 to Ida Plisch. Ida was born in January 1878 in Wisconsin, daughter of Robert Plisch. In 1900, the Rollenhagens lived in Berlin, Marathon County where Wilhelm worked as a blacksmith. The family lived in Easton, Marathon County in 1910 Wilhelm running a blacksmith "country shop". In 1920, they remained there, with children Martin, Violet, and Eldred living at home. Violet was working as a waitress in 1920.

Ida died on 7 November 1944 in Marathon County, Wisconsin from heart failure. William died in 1950. Ida is buried in Restlawn Cemetery in Wausau.

Children

i.

Arnold G Rollenhagen was born on 6 January 1896 in Wisconsin.

ii.

Martin Rollenhagen was born on 22 June 1898 in Berlin. Martin died from "respiratory failure, pneumonia, exposure to cold" on 4 December 1940 in Easton. The Daily Tribune Herald reported: Funeral services for Martin Rollenhagen, town of Easton, who died last night at 10 o'clock at his home, will be held Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock at St. John's Lutheran church in the same township. The Rev, J. H. Nau will officiate and burial will be in Restlawn park. The body is at Helke funeral home.

Mr. Rollenhagen was born June 22, 1898, in the town of Berlin. Unmarried, he worked on the farm of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Rollenhagen, both of whom survive him. Also surviving are two brothers, Arnold and Eldred Rollenhagen, town of Texas, and a sister, Mrs. Leslie Newell, 618 1/2 Jackson street.

iii.

Bernard Rollenhagen was born on 25 April 1900 in Berlin. He died from "septic pneumonia following erysipelas of the face with infection extending into skull- relieved by operation and drainage" on 24 September 1916 in Wausau, Marathon County, Wisconsin. The Wisconsin River Pilot reported: Bernard Rollenhagen, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Rollenhagen of the town of Easton, succumbed to pneumonia at the Wausau hospital Sunday morning. He had been suffering with pneumonia three weeks and was in the hospital ten days when the final summons came. The young man was born in the town of Berlin, April 25, 1900, and was sixteen years and five months of age. His funeral was conducted this afternoon at 1:30 at the family home in the town of Easton and at two o'clock at the church in that town. Rev, Boettcher had charge of the services. Besides his parents he leaves one sister, Violet, and three brothers, Arnold, Martin and Eldred.

iv.

Benjamin Rollenhagen was born in 1900/1901 in Wisconsin.

iv.

Violet Rollenhagen was born in 1902/1903 in Wisconsin. Violet was married to Leslie Newell.

v.

Eldred Rollenhagen was born on 25 April 1914 in Wisconsin. Eldred died in November 1978 in Pine County, Minnesota.

 

Arnold G Rollenhagen was born on 6 January 1896, son of Wilhelm and Ida Rollenhagen. Arnold served in the army during World War I. Arnold was married circa 1917/1918 to Norma M(?). Norma was born on 25 October 1896 in Wisconsin. In 1920, they lived in Texas township in Marathon County. Arnold worked in a paper mill. Normadied in 1975. Arnold died on 8 January 1958. Norma died in May 1975 in Marathon County. They are buried in Restlawn Memorial Park.

Child

i.

Rosa A Rollenhagen was born around December 1918 in Wisconsin.

 

Frances Rollenhagen was born in October 1877 in Wisconsin (parents born in Germany). In 1900, she was working as a waitress in the Hotel Belvedere in Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin.

 

 

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Fred Rollenhagen was born in January 1837 in Prussia. He was married circa 1864/1865 to Friederika Ganzow. Friederika was born in November 1843 in Prussia. They emigrated to the United States, arriving on 2 May 1870 aboard the Ocean Queen. The ship traveled from Swinemunde, Copenhagen, and Christiansand to New York City. Friedrich and Friedericke were accompanied by their two children and by Johann Rollenhagen, a 31-year-old laborer who may have been Friedrich's brother. Fred was later a naturalized U.S. citizen.

In 1880, the family lived in Dunbar twp, Faribault County, Minnesota. Fred was farming, Friederika was keeping house, and their oldest daughter, Amelia, was working in the house. In 1900, Fred and Fredricka were still farming in Dunbar twp. They lived with six of their children and a servant, William Fuchs.

Fred died between 1900 and 1910. In 1920, his widow managed the farm, living with four of her children. Friederika lived with her son Fred and his wife Addie in 1920.

Children (one child died prior to 1900)

i.

Amelia Rollenhagen was born in 1865/1866 in Prussia.

ii.
iii.

Bertha Rollenhagen was born circa 1867 in Prussia.

iv.

Herman Rollenhagen was born in April 1871 in Minnesota.

v.

William Rollenhagen was born in September 1873 in Minnesota.

vi.

Anna Rollenhagen was born in February 1876 in Minnesota.

vii.

August Rollenhagen was born on 20 November 1878 in Minnesota.

viii.

Otto Rollenhagen was born on 28 January 1885 in Dunbar twp, Faribault County, Minnesota. Otto died in April 1975 in Faribault County, Minnesota.

ix.

Rudolph Rollenhagen was born on 31 August 1889 in Minnesota.

x.

Frederick Rollenhagen was born on 31 May 1892 in Minnesota.

 

Herman Rollenhagen was born in April 1871 in Minnesota, son of Fred and Friederika Ganzow Rollenhagen. He was married around 1898 to Louisa. Louisa was born in October 1879 in Iowa (parents were German). In 1900, the family lived in Dunbar twp, Faribault County, where Herman farmed.

 

William Rollenhagen was born in September 1873 in Minnesota, son of Fred and Friederika Ganzow Rollenhagen. William was married circa 1903 to Anna. Anna was born in 1878/1879 in Germany. In 1910, the Rollenhagens farmed in Dunbar twp, Faribault County. They continued to operate their farm there in 1920.

Children

i.

Arnold Rollenhagen was born on 10 July 1904 in Minnesota. He died on 6 May 1995 in Minnesota (SSDI).

ii.

Henry Rollenhagen was born in 1906/1907 in Minnesota.

iii.

William P Rollenhagen was born on 17 August 1908 in Minnesota.

iv.

Edna Rollenhagen was born in 1910/1911 in Minnesota.

v.

Freda Rollenhagen was born in 1913/1914 in Minnesota.

vi.

Alma Rollenhagen was born in 1916/1917 in Minnesota.

vii.

Adena Rollenhagen was born in 1917/1918 in Minnesota.

 

August Rollenhagen was born on 20 November 1878 in Minnesota, son of Fred and Friederika Ganzow Rollenhagen. August was married circa 1903/1904 to Lillie. Lillie was born in 1878 in Minnesota (parents born in Minnesota). In 1910, they farmed in Dunbar twp, Faribault County. They were still farming there in 1920. August died in December 1972 in Faribault County, Minnesota.

Children

i.

Lucilla Rollenhagen was born in 1906/1907 in Minnesota.

ii.

Harold Rollenhagen was born in 1910/1911 in Minnesota.

iii.

Hedie(?) Rollenhagen was born in December 1919 in Minnesota.

 

Rudolph Rollenhagen was born on 31 August 1889 in Minnesota, son of Fred and Friederika Ganzow Rollenhagen. Rudolph was married prior to 1915 to Julia. Julia was bornon 2 February 1890 in Minnesota (parents were German). In 1920, the Rollenhagens farmed in Dunbar twp, Faribault County. Rudolph died in May 1973 in Faribault County, Minnesota. Julia died in June 1975 in Faribault County, Minnesota.

Children

i.

M----- Rollenhagen was born in 1914/1915 in Minnesota.

ii.

Mila(?) Rollenhagen was born in 1915/1916 in Minnesota.

 

Frederick Rollenhagen was born on 31May 1892 in Minnesota, son of Fred and Friederika Ganzow Rollenhagen. Fred was married to Addie. Addie was born on 4 March 1894 in Minnesota (parents German). Fred was a farmer in 1920, living in Dunbar twp with his wife and mother. Frederick died in April 1985 in Faribault County. Addie died in August 1985 in Faribault County, Minnesota.

 

William P Rollenhagen was born on 17 August 1908 in Minnesota, son of William and Anna Rollenhagen. William was married on 4 November 1938 at Northwood, Worth County, Iowa to Margaret Crumb. Margaret was born on 16 December 1917 at New Richland, Freeborn County, Minnesota, daughter of Winfred and Mary Crumb. She died on 15 July 1981 at Wells, Faribault County. William died there in May 1983.

Children

i.

Richard Rollenhagen died before July 1981.

ii.

Patricia Rollenhagen.

iii.

Scott Rollenhagen

iv.

Thomas Rollenhagen

 

Frank Rollenhagen was born in 1861/1862 in Germany. He emigrated to the United States (perhaps in 1869?). Frank was married prior to 1887 to Gerta. Gerta was born in 1861/1862 in Germany. She had emigrated in 1884. In 1910, they lived with their six children next door to Friederika Rollenhagen in Dunbar twp, Faribault County.

Children (one child died prior to 1910)

i.

Otto Rollenhagen was born in 1886/1887 in Minnesota.

ii.

Anna Rollenhagen was born in 1889/1890 in Minnesota.

iii.

Gertrude Rollenhagen was born in 1890/1891 in Minnesota.

iv.

Herbert Rollenhagen was born in 1896/1897 in Minnesota.

v. Leonard Rollenhagen was born in 1899/1900 in Minnesota.

vi.
vii.

George Rollenhagen was born in 1905/1906 in Minnesota.

 

Johann (John) Rollenhagen was born in April 1840 in Germany. He emigrated to the United States on 2 May 1870, arriving with Friedrich and Friederike Rollenhagen aboard the Ocean Queen, which sailed from Swinemunde, Copenhagen, and Christiansand, Denmark. Later Johann became a naturalized citizen. He was married circa 1883/1884 to Bertha. Bertha was born in April 1866 in Germany. She emigrated in 1883. In 1900, they lived on a farm next door to Fred Rollenhagen in Dunbar twp, Faribault County, Minnesota. In 1920, Bertha and son Herman lived ona farm in Clark twp, Faribault County.

Children (three children died prior to 1900)

i.

Herman Rollenhagen was born on 31 May 1890 in Minnesota. Herman died in April 1973 in Faribault County, Minnesota.

ii.

Lizzie Rollenhagen was born in September 1893 in Minnesota.

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vi.

Emma Rollenhagen was born in May 1898 in Minnesota.

 

 

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Carl Rollenhagen was born circa 1823/1824. He was married prior to 1854 to Dora. Dora was born in October 1830 in Germany. The couple arrived in New York City aboard the ship Holsatia, on 1 June 1869, traveling from the ports of Hamburg and Havre. With them were their two sons. Carl was reported to be a laborer. In 1900 Dora reported that she was widowed, she was living with her son Franz.

Children

i.

Friedrich Rollenhagen was born in 1853/1854 in Germany. Friedrich was apaprently dead prior to 1900.

ii.

Franz Rollenhagen was born in December 1857 in Germany.

 

Frank Rollenhagen was born in December 1857 in Germany, son of Carl and Dora (XXX) Rollenhagen. Frank emigrated to the United States in 1878 and was a naturalized citizen.He was married circa 1884 to Mary. Mary was born in April 1866 in Hesse, Germany and emigrated in 1882, becoming a U.S. citizen in 1887. In 1900, the Rollenhagens and their seven children, along with Frank's mother Dora lived on a farm in Lone Tree twp, Pottawatomie County, Kansas. Frank died between 1910 and 1920. In 1920, Mary and the family lived in Sedgwick County, Colorado. Mary ran the family farm, with the help of the children.

Children

i.

Carl J. Rollenhagen was born on 17 May 1887 in Kansas.

ii.

Theresa H. Rollenhagen was born in May 1889 in Kansas.

iii.

Myrtle H. Rollenhagen was born in February 1891 in Kansas.

iv.

Walter F. Rollenhagen was born on 28 October 1892 in Kansas. Walter died in February 1978 in Pottawatomie County, Kansas.

v.

Esther Rollenhagen was born in May 1895 in Kansas.

vi.

Dora L Rollenhagen was born in September 1897 in Kansas.

vii.

Frank O. Rollenhagen was born on 26 January 1899 in Kansas. Frank died in October 1966 in Sedgwick County, Colorado.

viii.

Edwin A Rollenhagen was born on 15 April 1902 in Kansas. Edwin died on 4 March 1988 in Sedgwick County, Colorado.

ix.

Earl E. Rollenhagen was born on 27 October 1904 in Kansas. Earl died in July 1986 in Sedgwick County, Colorado.

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Raymond P. Rollenhagen was born on 24 January 1907 in Kansas. Raymond died in June 1975 in Sedgwick County, Colorado.

xi.

Francis G. Rollenhagen was born in 1909/1910 in Kansas.

 

Carl J. Rollenhagen was born on 17 May 1887 in Kansas, son of Frank and Mary Rollenhagen. He was married circa 1914 to Ella. Ella was born on 19 May 1889 in Kansas (parents were German). In 1920, Carl farmed near his mother in Sedgwick County, Colorado. Carl died in July 1967 in Sedgwick County, Colorado. Ella died in April 1981 in Sedgwick County, Colorado.

Child

i.

Carolyn Rollenhagen was born in 1914/1915 in Colorado.

 

 

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Friedrich Johann Albert Rollenhagen was born on 24 July 1840. He was married to Wilhelmine Charlotte. Friedrich died on 15 April 1918.

Children

i.

Charlotte Rollenhagen was born in 1874/1875 in Germany. Charlotte was living with her brother Charles in Hohoken, New Jersey in 1920. She was working as a hair dresser. Previously she had worked as a hair dresser on a steam ship traveling between Germany and the United States.

ii.

Carl Johann (Charles John) Rollenhagen was born in 1881/1882 near Berlin, Germany.

iii.

Max Rollenhagen

 

Carl Johann (Charles) Rollenhagen was born in 1881/1882 near Berlin, Germany. He emigrated to the United States in 1896 and was naturalized in 1903. Charles was married circa 1903 to Augusta von Minden. Augusta was born on 1 July 1880 in Germany, daughter of Teresa von Minden (Teresa was born circa 1858 and was widowed by 1920, she emigrated in 1889). Augusta emigrated to the United States in 1889, probably with her parents, and was naturalized in 1903. The family lived in New York circa 1904/1905. In 1920, Charles managed a raw hide firm in Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey. His sister Charlotte lived with the family, as did his mother-in-law. Auguste died in February 1969 in Hudson County, New Jersey.

Children

i.

Frederick von Minden Rollenhagen was born on 3 October 1904 in New York.

ii.

Albert Charles Rollenhagen was born on 15 April 1910 in New Jersey. Charles died on 10 February 1998 in Bergen County, New Jersey.

 

Max Rollenhagen lived in Germany (also Brooklyn, New York?).

Children

i.

Hermine Rollenhagen was born on 23 August 1901 in New York. Hermine died on 23 October 1991 in New York City.

ii.

Henry Rollenhagen was born on 30 March 1903 in New York. He died in April 1974 in New Jersey.

 

Frederick von Minden Rollenhagen was born on 3 October 1904 in New York, son of Charles Rollenhagen and Augusta von Minden Frederick was married first to Margaret Lindeman. After she died, he was married to Emmy Marcasiano. Emmy was born on 10 June 1906. Frederick died in April 1971 in Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey. Emmy died in November 1985 in Guildford, Brattleboro, Vermont.

Child

i.

Robert Macy Rollenhagen. (Emmy's father)

 

 

 

1 Trauregster Hinterpommern, Kreis Naugard- information from Claus Rollenhagen's website

2 1860 Census WI Marathon County, Town of Berlin, p. 64 (FHC 805,418).

3 Centennial Book of Berlin

4 1870 Census WI Marathon County, Berlin p. 444a (FHC 553,223)

5 Death Records, Marathon Co., WI, Vol. 3 page 90 #226

6 Cemetery Books of Marathon County, WI, Vol. 6:32

7 Information from Civil War pension papers, United States National Archives

8 1870 Census WI Marathon County, Maine p. 461 (FHC 553,233)

9 1880 Census WI Marathon County, Wausau, Clarke Street, ED 96, page 4

10 Marriage Records, Marathon Co., WI Vol. 5 p. 6

11 1870 Census WI Marathon County, Berlin p. 444a (FHC 553,223)

12 1880 Census WI Marathon County, Wausau, Clark Street, ED 96, page 4. Frank is listed as having "Fistel" [?]

13 Birth Records, Marathon Co., WI Vol. 11:97

14 Marathon Co., WI Marriage Records Vol. 1 p. 160

15 Marriage Records, Marathon Co., WI Vol. 1:67

16 1870 Census WI Marathon County, Berlin p. 441 (FHC 553,223)

17 Marathon Co., WI Marriages Vol. 5 p. 28

18 First marriage record states parents were Gottlieb Rollenhagen and Anne Sophie, second marriage record says mother is Louise Rollenhagen [no father], however his Civil War pension papers clearly indicate he was an illegitimate child

19 Information about Fred Rollenhagen comes from Civil War pension papers, United States National Archives

20 Marriage Records, Marathon Co., WI Vol. 1 p. 221(marriage record gives surname as Wells, but is apparently incorrect)

21 Marriage Records, Marathon Co., WI Vol. 1 p. 241

22 1870 Census WI Marathon County, WI Berlin p. 439a-439b (FHC 553,223). Louisa is misidentified as "Louis"

23 Marriage record Vol 5, page 27 Marathon Co., WI

24 Berlin Memories of 1876 (Berlin, Marathon Co., WI), p. 69-70.

25 1880 Census WI Marathon Co., Berlin twp, ED 82, page 20, line 34. Christine Huehnerfuss was aged 60 and was also born in Prussia

26 1900 Census WI Eau Claire Co., Town of Ludington ED 35 sheet 7B (FHC 1241787)

27 1920 Census WI Eau Claire Co., Ludington twp. ED 139 sheet 3B (FHC 1821984)

28 Marriage Records, Marathon Co., WI Vol. 8 p. 16

29 Birth Records, Marathon Co., WI Vol. 11:120 (father's Civil War pension papers say she was born on 6 Nov. 1874)

30 Denise Bleichrodt-Fox, 11101A NW 39th St, Coral Springs, FL, 33065 is researching the Bleichrodt family, marriage certificate No. 32 (00164), Wausau, Marathon Co., WI

31 Birth Records, MarathonCo., WI Vol. 6:70

32 Birth Records, Marathon Co., WI Vol. 6:225

33 SSDI, SSN 397-24-8307, no final payment location given

34 SSDI, SSN 396-22-7985

35 Marriage Records, Marathon Co., WI Vol. 8 p. 16

36 1900 Census WI Eau Claire Co., Town of LudingtonED 35 sheet 7B (FHC 1241787)

37 1860 Census WI Marathon County, Town of Berlin, p. 64 (FHC 805,418)

38 1870 Census WI Marathon County, Berlin p. 434b (FHC 553,223)

39 1880 Census WI Marathon Co., Berlin twp, ED 82, page 20, line 20. Wilhelm Hinz was a 21 year-old laborer from Mecklenberg.

40 Marathon County Genealogical Society Cemetery Project, Vol. X p. X. Fredericka is listed as Frieda

41 1900 Census WI Marathon County, Berlin town ED 71 p. 1 (FHC 1241798)

42 Wausau Pilot, Tuesday 16 Feb. 1915

43 Marriage Records, Marathon Co., WI Vol. 8 p. 211

44 1900 Census WI Marathon County, Berlin town ED 71 p. 1(FHC 1241798)

45 Berlin Memories of 1976 (Berlin, Marathon Co., WI) p. 69-70

46 Death Records, Marathon Co., WI, Vol. 53, p. 182

47 1910 Census WI Marathon Co., Town of Easton, p. 14A (FHC 1375732)

48 1920 Census WI Marathon Co., Easton Town, ED 14 p. 5B (FHC 1821995)

49 Death Records, Marathon County, WI, Vol. 53, p. 643

50 Death Records, Marathon Co., WI, Vol. 49, p. 485

51 Daily Herald (Wausau, Wisconsin), 5 December 1940, page 4

52 Death Records, Marathon County, WI, Vol. 27, p. 818

53 Wisconsin River Pilot, 26 September 1916

54 SSDI, SSN 398-01-2307

55 1920 Census WI Marathon County, Texas township, ED 9 p. 5 (FHC 1821995)

56 SSDI, SSN 387-68-6402

57 Cemetery Books of Marathon County, Wisconsin, Vol. 1:53

58 1900 Census WI Racine Co., Racine Fifth Street ED 31 p. 11B

59 1880 Cenus MN Faribault Co., Dunbar twp ED 51 p. 33 (FHC 1254618)

60 1900 Census MN Faribault Co., Dunbar twp p. 4B (FHC 1240762)

61 1910 Census MN Faribault Co., Dunbar twp ED 76 p. 4B

62 1920 Census MN Faribault Co., Dunbar twp ED 76 p. 3B (FHC 1820828)

63 SSDI, SSN 473-09-4091, last payment to Wells; mother's maiden name from IGI (FHC 1553667)

64 1900 Census MN Faribault Co., Dunbat twp p. 3B (FHC 1240762)

65 1910 Census MN Faribault Co., Dunbar twp ED 76 p. 1A (FHC 1374709)

66 1920 Census MN Faribault Co., Dunbar twp ED 76 p. 2B (FHC 1820828)

67 1910 Census MN Faribault Co., Dunbar twp ED 76 p. 2B (FHC 1374709)

68 1920 Census MN Faribault Co., Dunbar twp ED 76 p. 3B (FHC 1820828)

69 SSDI- SSN 471-44-9681

70 1920 Census MN Faribault Co., Dunbar twp ED 376 p. 4A (FHC 1820828)

71 SSDI, SSN 469-32-3269, last payment to Wells

72 SSDI, SSN 471-26-0211, last payment to Wells

73 1920 Census MN Faribault Co., Dunbar twp ED 76 p. 3B (FHC 1820828)

74 SSDI, SSN 469-40-6661

75 SSDI, SSN 471-76-8432, last payment to Wells

76 undated obituary (found on the Internet), Albert Lea Tribune, Faribault County, Minnesota

77 SSDI, SSN 469-20-7214, last payment to Wells

78 1910 Census MN Faribault Co., Dunbar twp ED 76 p. 4B (FHC 1374709)

79 1900 Census MN Faribault Co., Dunbar twp p. 5A (FHC 1240762)

80 1920 Census MN Faribault Co., Clark twp, ED 74 p. 2 (FHC 1820828)

81 SSDI, SSN 473-30-8847, last payment to Wells

82 1900 Census KS Pottawatomie Co., Lone Tree twp ED 136 Sheet 3B (FHC 1240495)

83 1920 Census CO Sedgwick Co., Precinct 7, ED 216 Sheet 9B (FHC 1820171)

84 SSDI, SSN 512-38-8376, last payment to Blaine/Westmoreland

85 SSDI, SSN 521-48-6010, last payment to Julesburg, CO

86 SSDI, SSN 539-09-5618, last payment to Julesburg, CO

87 SSDI, SSN 521-48-3127, last payment to Julesburg

88 SSDI, SSN 521-48-3123, last payment to Julesburg, CO

89 1920 Census CO Sedgwick Co., Precinct 7, ED 216 Sheet 10B (FHC 1820171)

90 SSDI, SSN 522-48-9203

91 SSDI, SSN 522-74-8656, last payment to Julesburg

92 Information from Emmy Rollenhagen, birth and death dates are from a postcard in possession of her cousin Debbie, the card has a picture of the tombstone

93 1920 Census NY Hudson Co., Hoboken City ED 68 p. 4B (FHC 1821042)

94 SSDI, SSN 151-30-7109

95 SSDI, SSN 113-20-1032, last payment to Ridgewood

96 SSDI, SSN 083-09-5389

97 SSDI, SSN 093-07-2652

98 SSDI, SSN 143-14-2648, last payment to Norristown, Morris County, NJ

99 SSDI, SSN 138-22-9097, also information from Emmy Rollenhagen

 

 

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06. Januar 2008