Oldenburg,  Fred

Oldenburg, Fred

Male 1830 - 1913  (82 years)

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  • Name Oldenburg, Fred  [1, 2
    Born 27 Nov 1830  Peckatel, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Feb 1913 
    Person ID I427  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 

    Father Oldenburg, Christian,   b. 1803,   d. 1876, Mecklinburg, Schwerin, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Burns, Sophia Marie,   b. 1805,   d. 1869, Mecklinburg, Schwerin, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married Mecklenburg-Schwerin Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Documents
    Christian Oldenburg - Mecklenburg-Schwerin Census, 1867
    Christian Oldenburg - Mecklenburg-Schwerin Census, 1867
    Family ID F463  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family McCarty, Rosa A.,   b. 28 Feb 1833, County Fermanaugh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jun 1899  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 01 Dec 1863  Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Notes 


    • Oldenburg, Frederick McCarty, Rose Source:Jo Daviess Co.,
      IL Marriage Index Volume B, 1855-1865, pg. 427
    Children 
     1. Oldenburg, Henry,   b. 1865, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1942  (Age 77 years)  []
     2. Oldenburg, Fred D.,   b. 1871, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     3. Oldenburg, John B.,   b. 24 Sep 1869, Rawlins Twp., Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1941  (Age 71 years)  []
     4. Oldenburg, Nathan,   b. 1872, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     5. Oldenburg, Sarah M.,   b. 1866, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     6. Oldenburg, Roseann,   b. Oct 1868, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 21:29:03 
    Family ID F280  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Nov 1830 - Peckatel, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 01 Dec 1863 - Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Fred Oldenberg - 1910 United States Federal Census
    Fred Oldenberg - 1910 United States Federal Census
    Fred Oldenburg - 1880 United States Federal Census
    Fred Oldenburg - 1880 United States Federal Census

  • Notes 


    • Embarked on the sailing vessel "Humboldt", March 1, 1854. On the 22nd of April following he landed in New York City and made his way directly to Jo Daviess County Illinois.

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      Portrait and Biographical Album of Jo Daviess and Carroll Counties, Illinois (1889), p. 471-72

      Fred Oldenburg: This gentleman may be classed among the most prosperous and prominent farmers and stock-raisers of Jo Daviess County. He has been a resident of Northern Illinois over 30 years, and first settled on land now occupied by the present site of Galena. Next he removed to another farm in the same township, and from there, in 1871, to the valuable homestead which he owns. This comprises 329 acres of land, located on section 1. It is nearly all in a productive condition, and stocked with excellent grades of cattle, horses, and swine. As a farmer, Mr. Oldenburg has been uniformly successful; while as a business man and a member of the community, his record does him great credit. He began life here very poor in purse; and, by the exercise of his native energy, has arisen to an enviable position, socially and financially.

      The native place of our subject was on the other side of the Atlantic, in the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg, Germany, where his birth took place Nov. 27, 1831(sic). His parents, Christian and Mary (Burns) Oldenburg, were natives of the same Province as their son, and there spent their entire lives; the mother dying at the age of sixty-four years, and the father when seventy-three. They were most worthy people, and members in good standing of the German Presbyterian Church. Their family consisted of four sons, namely: Christopher, who married a lady of his own country, and continues to reside there, engaged in farming; Fred, our subject; Christian, who came to America, married Miss Lena List, and, with his family, resides in West Galena Township; and John, a shoemaker by trade, pursuing his calling in Galena. Henry died in July, 1882, leaving a daughter, who lives in Galena.

      Mr. Oldenburg, our subject, received a good education in the free schools of his native Province, and remained there until a young man twenty-three years old. Then, desirous of bettering his condition, he determined to cross the Atlantic, and embarked on the sailing-vessel “Humboldt,” at Hamburg, March 1, 1854. On the 22d of April following he landed in New York City, and made his way directly to this county. He was ready to accept whatever came to hand in the way of employment, and was soon engaged as a farm-laborer. With genuine German thrift and prudence, he soon began to save money; and thus obtained sufficient means to make his first purchase of land. In the meantime he was married in Galena, in November, 1865, to Miss Rosa McCarty. This lady was born in County Fermanagh, Ireland, Feb. 29, 1833, and is of Irish ancestry. Her father, Patrick McCarty, was a farmer of modest means, and died in his native land, at the advanced age of eighty years. Later, his widow came to the United States, and died at her home, in Galena, in 1888. She was in her girlhood Sarah McCormick.

      Mrs. Oldenburg was reared and educated in her native country, and, when reaching womanhood, came to America with other members of the family. Her first home in this county was Galena, where she lived until her marriage. She is now the mother of six children, namely: Henry, Sarah M., Rosanna C., John B., Fred D., and Nathan, Jr.; all of whom are at home with their parents. The latter are members in good standing of St. Michael’s Catholic Church at Galena. Mr. Oldenburg has always voted the Republican ticket, and has held the various township offices. He was largely instrumental in laying off Rawlins Township, believing that in many respects it would be of great advantage to the people.

      Research Note: "where his birth took place Nov. 27, 1831" is incorrect. The Tombstone date is Nov. 27, 1830 which does otherwise agree with the ages and dates in this article.

  • Sources 
    1. [S381] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;), Database online. Year: 1880; Census Place: West Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois; Roll: T9_217; Family History Film: 1254217; Page: 449.3000; Enumeration District: 68; Image: 0279.
      Record for Fred Oldenburg

    2. [S389] 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online. Year: 1910; Census Place: Rawlins, Jo Daviess, Illinois; Roll: T624_294; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 26; Image: 873.
      Record for Fred Oldenberg

    3. [S592] Tombstone - Galena St Marys Catholic Cemetary.
      Oldenburg, Frederick Sr. Nov 27, 1830 - Feb 15, 1913

    4. [S596] Staatsarchiv Hamburg. Hamburg Passenger Lists, 1850-1934 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008, Direckt Band 005 15 Jul 1853 - 13 Apr 1854, page 161.
      1854, Oldenburg, F laborer
      Christian laborer
      Born: Perkatel Mecklinburg
      Ship: Humboldt, Capt. P. N. Paulsen
      Where?: New York
      Departure Date: Feburary 28


    5. [S602] Mecklenburg-Schwerin Census, 1867, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online.
      Record for Christian Oldenburg

    6. [S204] Jo Daviess County Illinois Marriage Records, Book B, 1855-1865, page 427.