Oldenburg, Christian

Oldenburg, Christian

Male 1834 - 1895  (61 years)

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  • Name Oldenburg, Christian  [1, 2, 3
    Born 23 Apr 1834  Peckatel, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Sep 1895  Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Diabetes
    Buried Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Greenwood Cemetary
    Person ID I863  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2018 

    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  [6
    Documents
    Christian Oldenburg - Mecklenburg-Schwerin Census, 1867
    Christian Oldenburg - Mecklenburg-Schwerin Census, 1867
    Family ID F463  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family List, Magdelena,   b. 1 Mar 1847, Alsace, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1914, Rawlins Twp., Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 22 Sep 1870  Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Oldenburg, Henry Joseph (Hj),   b. 1871, Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1942, Rawlins Twp., Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [Natural]
     2. Oldenburg, Frank,   b. 1872,   d. 23 May 1933, Seattle, King, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)  [Natural]
     3. Oldenburg, Christian (C.a.),   b. 23 Jun 1874,   d. 30 Sep 1955, Bismarck, Mandan County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [Natural]
     4. Oldenburg, Mary M.,   b. 16 Dec 1875,   d. 24 Feb 1946, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [Natural]
     5. Oldenburg, Lena,   b. 6 Jun 1877,   d. 22 Oct 1960  (Age 83 years)  [Natural]
     6. Oldenburg, John,   b. 1878  [Natural]
     7. Oldenburg, Albert J.,   b. 15 Dec 1883, Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1939, Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)  [Natural]
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F266  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Apr 1834 - Peckatel, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Sep 1870 - Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Sep 1895 - Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Media0001.j2k
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    The Humboldt Safe.pdf
    The Humboldt Safe.pdf
    [New York; Humboldt; Hamburg; Long Beach].pdf
    [New York; Humboldt; Hamburg; Long Beach].pdf

  • Notes 

    • Source: Album of Jo Davies County, Illinios, Chapman Bros., 1899, pages 436-439

      Christopher Oldenburg may be properly mentioned among those of the practical and successful farmers and stock-raisers of West Galena Township; he being the proprietor of the old Henry Cormith farm, located on sections 10 and 11 of what is now Rawlins Township. This comprises 160 acres of thoroughly cultivated land. with good buildings and a fair as sortment of live-stock. Prior to his purchase of this property, Oldenburg had been in the employ of Mr. Corwith a number of years; and later rented from him.

      Mr. Oldenburg has been a resident of this county since 1854, in which year he emigrated to the United States with his brother Frederick; a biography of whom will be found elsewhere in this work,

      He was born in the Grand Duchy of Mecklenbug, April 23, 1837, and was the third in a family of five children. He received a good education in his native tongue, and was a youth of seventeen years when he set out for America with his parents. They embarked at Hamburg on the sailing vesseI "Humboldt," which landed them seven weeks later in in New York City. Thence they came directly to this county, and our subject started out on his own account; employing himself as a farm-laborer a number of years. In the meantime he saved what he could of his earnings, lived economically and thus laid the foundations for his future property.

      Our subject was married, at the farm which he now owns; Sept. 22, 1870, to Miss Lena List. This lady was born in what is now the German Province of Alsace, March 1,1850, Her father was a farmer by occupation, and the parents, although then under the doininion of the French Government, spoke the German language in their family. They also emigrated to the United States, in 1854 and first located in Menominee Township, this county, where the father secured land, upon which he labored until his death, in the year 1884, when he was seventy-two years old. The wife and mother is yet living, and is seventy-five years old; she
      makes her home with her younger son, Jacob, in Menominee Township. Both she and her husband became identified with the German Catholic Church in their younger years.

      Mrs. Oldenburg is the eldest daughter and fifth child of her parents, whose family consisted of four sons and two daughters. The children all came to America with their parents, and later all were married. One son, Christian, is since deceased, leaving a wife and family. The eldest living is Adam, who married Miss Mary Anner, and is farming in Menominee Township; John to to wife Mis Barbara Meyer, and they live on a farm near Cramville, Iowa; Jacob occupies the old homestead in Menominee Township; he married Miss Lena Smith; Abbie is the wife of Theodore Galey, and they reside on a farm near Alden, Iowa. Mrs. Oldenburg recieved a fair education, and as she grew to woman-hood became familiar with all usefull household duties; remaining under the home-roof until her marriage. She is now the mother of seven children, namely: Henry, Frank, Christ, Mary, Lena, John, and Albert. They are all at home with their parents. Mr. and Mrs. Oldenburg are connected with the German Lutheran Church; and our subject, politically, supports the principles of the Republican party.

  • Sources 
    1. [S327] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ancestral File (TM).

    2. [S1055] Illinois, Marriage Index, 1860-1920, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2015;).
      Record for Christ Oldenburg

    3. [S651] Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;).
      Record for Albert J. Oldenburg

    4. [S590] Tombstone, Greenwood Cemetary, Galena, IL.
      Oldenburg, Christoper, Apr 23, 1824 - Sept 14, 1895

    5. [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


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

    7. [S290] Portrait and Biographical Album of JoDaviess County, Illinois, (Name: Champman Bros., 1889. Chicago;), page 436.