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James owned 500 acres near Grant's Station, Kentucky. In 1808 he built a large brick house just across from the station. A family burial ground lies at the rear of the house and contains the graves of James Henry Ingels, Sr., James Henry Ingels, Jr., and Joseph Ingels.
("Ingels Family" by Kate Ingels Peak and Margaret Ingels, 1945. This 22 page pamphlet was copied from the INGLES drawer, John Fox, Jr., Library, Paris, Kentucky, June 2000, by Robert E. Francis.) 

The Surname Owens means "Son of Owen", the personal name Owen being derived from the old Welch Ewen and ultimately from the Old Greek Euyenee (well born).
Early records mention Robertus Filtus Yewn in Warwickshire Pipe Rolls of 1200 A. D.. Nicholas Filtus Owen of Oxfordshire and Richard Filtus Owen of Cambridgeshire in the Hundred Rolls of 1273 A.D.
Owen Owens who died in 1593 was a noted eccleastice who held office of Arch Deacon of Anglesy.
Among early emigrants from Britain to America were Thomas and Jonathan Owens who are reported in Virginia in 1655. Michael Joseph Owens (1850-1923) was a talented American inventor.
Like most of the counties in Middle Tennessee, Maury was settled largely by revolutionary soldiers or their decendents.
The population of the county in its early history was largely from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. North Carolina gave grants to her soldiers for military service in the Revolutionary War. These grants were located mainly in Middle Tennessee from which cause a large number of North Carolina soldiers settled in that part of the state and not a few in Maury County.
Santa Fe is near the center of District No. 22. It is one of the oldest settlements in the county. The Indian title having been extinguished north of the river before they were south of it, settlements began there earlier. The following families are said to have settled in the county in 1806: the Cougheons and Brooks on Snow Creek; McLeans, Neelys, Cinders, Griffins, Mitchells, Fitzgeralds, Dotys, Aydelottes, Piggs, Ayers, Bakers, Hills, Todds, Seagraves, Lockharts, OWENS and Emistons. In 1807 came the Reaves, Binghams, Wrens, Hunters, and McCrackens.
It is said that Santa Fe was called Pin Hook at first but was changed later to Benton. But on application for post office another change became necessary and it was given its present name of Santa Fe.

Reuben Owens
Reuben Owens was born in 1785 in Georgia. The family moved into Maury Co., TN, and settled in Dist. #19. Reuben married "Polly" Randall February 9, 1814. The marriage was officiated by Robert Sellers, Justice of the Peace in Columbia, TN. Born to this union were William King Owens, David, Noah B., Rachel Ann, Gilford I., Jemina, Thomas, John, and Martha Ann.
William Owens married Margaret Nance February 11, 1832, in Columbia, TN, and four children were born in Maury Co., TN, to this union.
Elizabeth: b. Nov. 1832, m. William Cole Aug. 15, 1849, Jefferson Co., MO.
Elias "Ike", born May 31, 1834; d. Aug. 1, 1915, Potosi, MO; bd. Shirley Cemetery, Shirley MO; m. Dec. 11, 1851, Washington Co., MO, to Sophia Elizabeth Harmon: b. May 1836, IN; d. and bd. Miami, OK; 14 children.
Reuben: b. Oct. 25, 1836; m. Sept.12, 1857, Washington Co., MO, Isabell A. Scott: b. 1839, Kentucky; 6 children.
Andrew: b. Oct. 24, 1938, and it is believed that his mother, Margaret, died in TN. Andrew appears in the 1840 Washington Co., MO, census, Harmony Twp, and we lose track of him after that.
William King Owens' sister, Rachel Ann, m. Clement Nance May 1, 1938, in Maury County. Clement was a brother to Margaret (Nance) Owens.
Huge lead fields were discovered in the rich Mississippi Valley country as early as 1700. This brought abut the migration of emigrants and the settlement of communities such as Potosi, MO.
In the years between 1820 and the Civil War, Potosi continued as a dynamic community, prominent in State affairs and center of the mining industry.
Court records will verify that Clement and Rachel Ann moved from TN into Washington CJo. in 1839. It is natural that William and his children should make the trip at the same time.
The 1840 Washington Co., MO, Census lists William and the four children in Harmony Twp. He had found what he was looking for, and there was promise for the future. Now, all that he needed was a wife to help raise the children and to share in his new found life.
William met a young red-headed girl in southern Illinois by the name of Sarah Ann McCray (McRay). They fell in love and planned to marry, but her father did not think it right that a 17 year old girl should marry an old man of 27 with 4 children. Love has a way of winning out, even though it meant running away from home and never seeing her parents again. This was a new beginning--in a new land.
A house was built, crops set in, and there was time for increasing the family. The children born here were Anna Isabelle, b. Oct. 29, 1844; William Brantley, b. April 17, 1846; Daniel McCray, b. Aug. 28, 1848; and Mary Dosha Ann, b. Feb. 16, 1850.
Sometime between the 1850 census and 1852, William moved his family to Newton Co., MO, leaving Elizabeth, Elias and Reuben in Washington Co., as they had married and were settled in their own homes. Three more children were born to William and Sarah Ann at Granby, MO. They were James Clement, b. June 18, 1852; Hugh Jefferson, b. June 15, 1854; and John Anderson, b. April 14, 1856.
A photograph shows Dilly Fate Owens, 15th child of William King Owens, and his mother, Sarah Ann (McCray) Owens. The picture was taken a short time after William's death on January 15, 1882.
In 1858, William moved his family to Stone Co., MO, where he built his one room log cabin near the confluence of the James and the White rivers. Here they had four more children: Mahaila, b. March 31, 1859; Drucilla, b. April 25, 1861; Roland, b. April 20,1865; and Dilly Fate, b. May 24, 1872.
The information contained herein does not include the families of the first group of children, as they did not live in Stone Co., MO, as far as we have determined. All of the other children grew up in Stone Co. Their families are limited to the children and grandchildren for this account.
by Leonard E. Carey
History of Stone County, Missouri pp. 553-554
Stone County, Missouri, Historical Society 1989

4 "The ancestor Desrosiers, covered with honors, was buried at Champlain on the 9th of August, 1691, at the age of about 72. As for Anne Leneuf, we don't know about her demise. We believe her to have been alive in Champlain in 1701 when "the widow Desrosiers" gave a half minot of grain to the church, for the poor."

Our French-Canadian Ancestors
Antoine Desrosiers
By Thomas J. Laforest (Vol. II, Chapter 8) 
5 . They had ten children, including at least five were married. Jean was browser. In 1684, he was taken prisoner by Iroquois with his brother Antoine and a dozen other French during transport a shipment of furs in the Great Lakes region. They are stripped and released nine days later DESROSIERS JEAN BAPTISTE, dit Dutremble (I11415)
6 14 children - Anna; Meta; Martha; Selma; Mrs. John Lawhead (1st name unavailable); Samuel; Daniel & Jacob (twins); Armin; 5 more who died at an early age and whose names are unavailable.
Little is known about this family, however, an obituary provided by a member of the family does reveal some things.
Elizabeth, according to her obituary, led an unusually active life, sharing in the "work, joys and sorrows as a faithful pastor's wife" until her husband's retirement in 1902. After her husband's death in 1919, her declining years were spent in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her daughter, Selma, until three months before her death, when Mother and daughter moved to Newburg, Indiana.
A niece, Mrs. Alma Walker, remembers her cousins, Jake, Sam and Dan, who visited in their home in St. Louis while they were attending Pharmacy School and Eden Seminary there.
Elizabeth's obituary says funeral services were held in Newburgh, Indiana, July 10, 1942, with burial in Fairmount Cemetery, Huntingburg, Indiana. It also mentions that there were 33 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

From "Hoffmans 1662 - 1972"
Compiled by Bernice Reinhardt 
7 1762 - Bought property from Catherine Wilson which encompassed t he "Landis Farm" and stretched from N. Reading Ave. back to th e hills. LANDIS GEORGE (I23425)
8 1860 Census - Township 2 S Range 1 W. Washington, Illinois age 35. MATTHEWS MARY Anne (I15639)
9 1870 Census: Elizabeth age 5
Marriage record: Book D, page 79, line 160 (Henry Buck) 
10 1870 Census: Henry age 2
1880 Census: Henry age 12
Christening: June 2, 1868, Centralia Evangelical UCC, Centralia, Marion County, Illinois. 
11 1870 Census: Matilda age 8 GREIMANN MATILDA (I12178)
12 1880 US Census - Richview, Washington, Illinois: Age 55. MATTHEWS MARY Anne (I15639)
13 1880 Williams Twp., Stone Co., Missouri pg38B
Reference: 634 
14 1900 US Census, Page 228B, Line 339, Elizabeth, age 54, born Dec 1845. DINKELMANN ELIZABETH ANNE MARIE (I12222)
15 1900 US Census, Page 228B, Line 339: Clara, age 10, born Nov. 1889 GREIMANN CLARA (I12235)
16 1900 US Census, Page 228B, Line 339: Henrietta, age 19, born Feb. 1881.
Marriage record: Book E, Page 259, Line 109.
17 1900 US Census, Page 228B, Line 339: William, age 30, born Nov 1869.
Marriage Notes: Marriage record: Book E, Page 266, Line 32. 
18 1910 Census from
Name: Oliver C Geines
Birthplace: Illinois
Relationship to Head of Household: Self
Residence: Curtis, Frontier, Nebraska
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year:
Father's Birthplace: Illinois
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
Family Number: 51
Page Number: 2
Collection: United States Census, 1910
19 1910 Census Information from
Name: Philip C Geines
Birthplace: Illinois
Relationship to Head of Household: Self
Residence: Curtis, Frontier, Nebraska
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year:
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
Family Number: 80
Page Number: 3
Collection: United States Census, 1910
20 1979 Washington County History Book

Waldo Brink was born November 11, 1895 to Henry J. and Minnie Brink, nee Hoffman, on a farm in Hoyleton Twp. in the community called North Prairie. This farm had been in the Brink Family since 1845, when Waldo's great-grandfather and great-grandmother, Ernest Freiderich Wilhelm and Anna Maria Ilsabein Meyer Brink came from Eicksen, Rothenuffeln, Kreis Minden, West Prussia, Germany and settled here. They came from Germany to New Orleans and up the Mississippi River by river steamer to Grand Tower, Illinois. Here they were icebound and had to travel by oxcart the remainder of the way to Washington County. They both died within a few months of their arrival and are buried in a small cemetery on the original Brink homestead.
Some of their older sons had come to Washington County a few years sooner, one of which was Wilhelm Brink, grandfather of Waldo. Wilhelm Brink was born on January 24, 1820, married Mary Woepke Gerken on November 25, 1849. They had eight children - four of which lived to maturity - William, Charles, Henry J. and Theodore. Wilhelm died June 11, 1889. His son, Henry J. married Minnie Hoffman, daughter of William A. and Minnie Hoffman, nee Tugel, on February 2, 1882. They lived on the Brink homestead. Henry J. was born on November 17, 1857 and died April 3, 1925. Minnie was born November 14, 1863 and died October 2, 1958. They are buried in the North Prairie Cemetery. Henry J. and Minnie had three children, Hannah, Bertha, and Waldo.
Waldo served in the U.S.Army during World War 1, and upon his return home he married Anna Krughoff, daughter of Frederick and Anna Krughoff, nee Bartlesmeyer, on September 23, 1919. For a few years they rented and farmed in the North Prairie area. They had two daughters, Winona Anna and Minerva Pearl. After the death of Waldo's father in 1925, he and his family moved on the Brink homestead where he and his wife lived the remainder of their lives. Waldo died on October 28, 1967. Anna died on May 28, 1972, and are buried in the North Prairie Cemetery.
Winona and Minerva now own the original Brink farm. Winona married Elmer J. Huckshold on February 27, 1946, and they have two children, Karl Frederick and Kristine Ann. Elmer died in 1972, and Winona and her children moved to the Brink farm in 1974.
Minerva married William J. Clouser on December 28, 1955, and they have one child, Stephen David. They live in St. Louis, MO.


Waldo Brink and Miss Anna Krughoff, both well-known and popular young people of North Prairie, were united inmarriage Tuesday evening at 8:00 o'clock, the ceremony being performed at the home of Mrs. Martha 'Krughoff. Rev.G. F. Brink of Waterloo was the officiating minister. Dainty refreshments were served after the ceremony had been aid,the families being present. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Brink and is an enterprising young farmer. His sweet and estimable bride is a daugher of the late Fred Krughoff. They will make their home on the Fred Bartelsmeyer farm in North Prairie.

21 30-8-1620 Baptism
The baptismal certificate from 1620, which could be one of the pioneer, was discovered by Nicole Morel-Desrosiers and Jean-Pierre Morel 2007 uncertain. filiatif Act and not because of the absence of the names of his parents to his marriage in New France. The act of the city by Ferdinand 14-04-1617 Desrosiers would be that of a son of Denise Antoine Antoine and Philippex. The marriage contract migrant is cited in a deed of Ameau dated 15-08-1691. (Source File)

22 7 children - possibly 10 - 5 lived to grow up - Marie Elisabeth; Marie Caroline; Christine Caroline; George Joseph; George Wilhelm Joseph; Christina Louise Sophia: Christian Frederick.
A German Catechism which was published in 1819 and has the name Friederich Hoffmann printed on the fly leaf and is now owned by Adele Ahlers of Kirkwood, Mo., contains information pertaining to teh Hoffman family. Among the names of other children of Frederick and Caroline we find: Sun. eve. 11 P.M., Feb. 29, 1848 daughter Christina Wilhelmina died - collaramorbus - lived 15 mos.
A little farther down: Born Jan. 1, 1852 1 A.M. son Christian Friederich Wilhelm - Baptised on Sun. May 9, 1852 in St. Louis. Another notation - Fred William 10 mos. and a few day old died. Another - Born aft. Feb. 21, 1853 Christian Earl Ludwig.
Since the German writing is not too clear on some of this we cannot be sure but believe these also were the Frederick Hoffmans Children.

Frederick William Hoffman, 6th child of Johann Friederich Wilhelm Hoffman and Anne Marie Hoffman (nee Engel), was born at Rothenufeln, Germany, on Aug. 6, 1816 and died in Washington Co., Ill., about 1853. Since he is buried in an unmarked grave in a family burial ground on what was at that time, his farm and we can find no record of his death, by deduction, in relation to other events, we believe his death to have occurred in Nove. of 1853. At any rate, probate court records show his brother John was appointed administrator of his estate on Dec. 1, 1853.
We are not sure when he came to America, but the record of his marriage to Caroline Bocker on Aug. 1, 1839, in Fairfax co., Ohio (Lancaster) has been found.

The History of Washington Co. 1879 notes that the original settlers of Covington Precinct were not German, but that they and their heirs sold their farms to German immigrants from the area of Preusz Minden. This same book, on page 76, says the first German settler in the Covington Precinct was F. W. Hoffman, who came in 1840. Frederick found this record among land grants in our Washington Co. Historical Msueum. The date of purchase was Dec. 30, 1839. Frederick's farm was south of New Minden, presentlyh owned by Walter Nieman. Their first home was a log cabin, which about 1882 was replaced by a new home and the log cabin moved to become a barn.

From "Hoffmans 1662 - 1972"
Compiled by Bernice Reinhardt 
23 71 yrs., St. Malachy's Church - funeral 6/2/92, thurs., 10:00 a.m. LEGUERRIER JULIA (Julie) Marie (I07907)

U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865


Henry Gines



Regiment State/Origin:


Regiment Name:

11 Missouri Infantry

Regiment Name Expanded:

11th Regiment, Missouri Infantry



Rank In:


Rank In Expanded:


Rank Out:


Rank Out Expanded:


Alternate Name:

Henry S./Gines

Film Number:

M390 roll 17
Source Information:
National Park Service. U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2007.
Original data: National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, online , acquired 2007.

In the early 1849's, the people of Germany rebelled aainst their government and it was this internal strife that caused so many people to migrate to America during this period in history. Germany, at that time, had compulsory military training and as a consequence, many families with boys of military age, left their homeland.

At this time, the Hake Family lived in the small village of Hoerdinghausen, under the Council of Wittlage, in the Lutheran parish of Lintorf, in the kingdom of Hanover. The Father, Friedrich Wilhelm and the mother, Henriette Albertina had three sons, Johann Heinrich, Friedrich Wilhelm and Ernst Friedrich. A daughter, Anna, died in her teens of diphtheria. Since Henry would soon attain military age, application for passports to America was made. The family disposed of their small home, built of native stone and disposed of most of their personal possessions. The father, a stone cutter, by trade, walked eleven miles to the mountains and carried lumber to Hoerdinghausen out of which he built a large chest into which they placed those articles which they wished to take to their new home. In addition to being a stone cutter, the father was also the night watchman in the small village of Hoerdinghausen. He walked the streets, nightly, sounding an hourly blast on a horn furnished by the village. At midnight, his wife relieved him of this responsibility in order that he might get a few hours of sleep prior to his returning to his chores in the stone quarry. The editor of this compilation has the wooden mouthpiece which was used on the horn. It was received by him from his father, H. F. W. Hake, a grandson of Friedrich Wilhelm. A photograph of the mouthpiece appears on a later page of this compilation.

The family set sail across the Atlantic early in 1848. Their ship was caught in a hurricane and was buffetted about for three months which ultimately forced the craft south of the equator. Anchor was finally cast at New Orleans, Louisiana where the Hake family transferred to a river steamer and proceeded to St. Louis where they landed later in 1848. The first family home was established in this city when the boys were aged 17, 14, and 12, respectively. A descendant has deduced that this first residence was in the neighborhood of Warren and 12th streets which is in the northern part of the city. Henry, as he was commonly called, joined a Methodist Church in the vicinity. The father, Frederick, though a stone cutter in Germany, did not follow this trade in his new environment but worked at miscellaneous jobs which he sought out.

There is an interesting side light to the arrival of the family in St. Louis. Having announced to their neighbors in Hoerdinghausen their intention to migrate to the United States, they gathered for a farewell party prior to their departure. A neighbor handed a letter to Frederich, Sr. addressed "August Schmidt, America" and asked that he deliver it. Little did he realize the wide spaces in the United States. However, we are told that they did actually meet Schmidt in St. Louis and that he finally delivered the letter from Germany.

Henry was employed as a cooper and remained in St. Louis for several years where he joined the Washington Street Methodist Episcopal Church in 1850. Fred, the second son, started as an apprentice in the tailoring trade in Germany but did not care for that type of activity and turned to bookbinding in his new home. He became a great lover of books as was evidenced by the vast library which he accumulated during his lifetime. He is also reputed to have learned the art of knitting in Germany. It was a common practice for the women of the families to do the spinning while the men often did the knitting. Ernst worked in St. Louis for a cigar maker.

Apparently, it was never the intention of the Hake family to settle permanently in an urban area. Rather, it was their ambition to acquire title to and to live on a portion of the vast prairies of the middle west. By coincidence, an acquaintance from near the present site of Nashville came to St. Louis to market some produce. Friedrich, Sr. accompanied him in his oxen drawn wagon to Nashville and then continued, on foot, to the home of Herman Backs of North Prairie, a distant relative. He stayed overnight and revealed his ambitious plan to his host. The next day, he packed their few belongings, after having been in the city for about one year, and moved into a small log cabin on the Herman Backs farm. This farm is owned, today, by Herman Maschoff and occupied by the Backs brothers and sisters, grandhcildren of Herman. The farm is located on the west side of State Highway #127. Incidentally, Henry remained in St. Louis but the father, mother, and two younger sons made the move to North Prairie. The three men split rails, presumably to earn sufficient money to ultimately purchase the land which they desired. Friedrich, Jr. worked, part-time, for the Henry, Carter and Kennedy families. Ernst worked for a family named Craig. Here the boys leaned the English language. The Craigs were especially interested in teaching young Ernst.

Some years later, the father purchased the farm which was later owned by his son Ernst, then by his son Julius and today by Warner Clark who married LaVonne, the daughter of Julius. The farm consisted of 160 arcres and on it, the family built a log cabin. Land, of course, was comparatively cheap. A short distance northwest of their farm stood a small Methodist Church erected and attended by the early English settlers. The first German people also attended this church. Later, when the commuity became almost 100% German, a German Methodist Church was organized and the same building was utilized for this purpose. Friedrich was a charter member of this new congregation. As the membership increased, a larger edifice was built on the Christ Brink farm. It was named the Emmanuel Methodist Church of North Prairie. The building still stands but the congregation has disbanded. Land was given by Fred W. Krughoff, Jr. for a cemetery. This ended the established practice of burying the deceased near their homes. Adults were, for many years, buried in rows and children were also buried in their rows. This practice originated in Germany because of a scarcity of land. This custom was later abolished in the North Prairie Cemetery and it became possible for a family to purchase a burial lot large enough to accommodate the entire family after death. Another interesting German custom was, in the event of death, to hold brief services in the home of the deceased, then the body was interred after which mourners and friends entered the church for a memorial service.

Late in 1857, Henry moved to North Prairie from St. Louis and acquired the farm now occupied by Howard Hake, his grandson. He built a home for his bride-to-be. On March 18, 1858, he returned to the city where he married Louisa Blomberg. He had belonged to the Washington Street Methodist Church in St. Louis but transferred his membership to the North Prairie church. Frederick, the second son, married the daughter of a charter member of the Emmanuel Methodist Church, Sophia Charlotte Hartmann. At this time, Frederick was 26 years of age and Charlotte was 18. This union was blessed with 15 children. As mentioned before, he was not only a lover of books but was a devoutly spiritual man. As a lay pastor, he filled various pulpits on innumerable occasions and served as Sunday School Superintendent for almost 40 years. He dispensed homeopathic medicines to his friends. Not being licensed, he was not permitted to make a charge for his medications. (His nephew, Henry, son of Ernst, later also became much interested in the study of medicine and practiced homeopathy, also on an unlicensed basis, among his relatives without the benefit of remuneration). He was also known as an expert horticulturist. Frederick suffered a heart attack on January 13, 1903 while walking to Huegly Station where he planned to board a train for Nashville to transact business. Funeral services were held in the Emmanuel Church on which occasion a sermon was preached by the Presiding Elder, the Reverend Mohle of Belleville assisted by the Reverends H. W. Miller and Pannwitt. His wife followed him in death on August 16, 1925, attaining the age of 83 years.

Karl Weber was, as has been pointed out, an adopted son of Frederick, Jr. He came to live with the family about three months before his mother died. His father was confined to a hospital and probably died there. The Webers had lived in Nasville with their three children, Rebecca, Karl and Lenora. The mother died of tuberculosis. After her death, Karl went to live with the Frederick Hakes, the baby, Lenora, went to the Ernst Hake home and Becky made her home with the Henry Hakes. Lenora later lived with a Korf family who had no children of their own. Becky later joined the family of the Chris Fiekers. She married a man named Anderson, had one daughter and died at a comparatively young age. Mrs. Fieker was Martha Brink of North Prairie. Mrs. Karl Weber's mother was a sister of Henriette Albertina Hake, the mother of the three brothers which accounted for their willingness to give temporary homes to the Weber children.

Ernst, when his father could spare him, worked for a family named Craig. They were proud of this teen-ager and it was while he worked for the Craigs that he learned the English language and had the benefit of other related schooling. He was known as a man well versed in the language of his new country and a speaker of fluent English. North Prairie was originally settled by New Englanders, a great many of whom were textile workers. They did the knitting, spinning and weaving in their homes being employed by a large textile company. They were, for the most part, poor farmers and did not meet with great economic success so many of them moved to Kentucky and Tennessee. South of this area, where the Hakes lived, there were several Englishmen who were relatively successful in their farming ventures. Among these were the Henrys and Thompsons who lived their latter days in Nashville.

Ernst's wife, Sophia Schnakenberg Hake came to America with a family named Brink. At tht time, ships did not transport single women without proper chaperonage. Sophia, as a young girl was named Tibke. She came to America under that name with her cousin, Vupke. She worked for an English family the head of which once suggested to her that she choose a name more to her liking than Tibke. On an impulse, she selected "Sophia" and that became her legal name. In later life, she often commented about her choice and wondered why she chose it. Whether Vupke changed her name is not known. Those who knew Sophia agreed that she was a happy person. She used to tell her children and grandchildren about the street dances which she enjoyed in the streets of Hanover. She also described their colorful costumes and the flowers which were strewn in the streets during their festivities. Sophia had a brother in Schenectady, New York, who came to visit her on at least one occasion after he retired. She also had a sister in Sandoval with whom she frequently socialized. A humorous incident is associated with the wedding of Ernst and Sophia. Some of our young readers are probably not familiar with the community participation in a charivari (commonly known as shivaree) following weddings of well known neighbors. The imminent wedding plans of this young couple were a well guarded secret. Only a few of their male friends were apprised of the coming nuptial event. They suggested to their wives that they get ready to make a trip to Nashville on the pretext of business needs. Instead of going to Nashville, however, they stopped at the previously selected home where the wedding was to be held and served as witnesses. This secrecy dampened the enthusiastic celebration which normally followed the knotting of marital bonds.

The original log cabin, built by Friedrich, Sr., stood on the site of Warner Clark's garage which is located on the farm which our pioneer ancestor purchased and cultivated. During the latter years of its existence, it was used as a cattle stall and chicken house. It has disappeared from the scene although many descendants now living still remember it. The home which replaced the log cabin is pictured on a later page of photographs appearing in this study.

About 1857, H. W. Finke and his wife, Maria Elsaben, came to America from Hanover, Germany with their two sons, Heinrich and Casper. Heinrich married Louisa Joebker, a niece of Henrietta Albertina, the wife of Friedrich, Sr. Casper married Mary Krueger. They lived in St. Louis and then North Prairie. Maria Elsaben, it will be remembered, was a sister of Friedrich. A study of the Finke family presents another challenge to the genealogist but it is mentioned here only to show how the family is related to the Hake line.

Pictured on a later page are the two churches which figured prominently in the lives of the early Hakes. The views at the top of the page are of the John the Baptist Lutheran Church in Lintorf, Germany where our ancestors attended. It is very likely that the stones came from the same quarry in which Friedrich worked although long before his time since the church is known to be about 1000 years old. It was originally a Catholic Church but became Lutheran following the Great Reformation. The Lutheran Church is today the state church in Germany and is supported entirely by public taxes. The two lower photographs are of the Emmanuel Methodist Church of North Prairie to which earlier reference has been made. Friedrich, Sr. and his two older sons were charter members of this church. Ernst, while a regular attendant, was only 13 years of age at the time that the church was organized and is not listed as a charter member.

There are in the United States and in the midwest, in particular, families who spell their name "Haake". If that branch is related to ours, the relationship is probably rather remote since the earliest records show our ancestors spelling their name "Hacke" which became "Hake" after arrival in the United States. The "Low" German dialect seemed to prevail among our ancestors. However, when the editor of this publication visited in Hoerdinghausen last summer the common language was more like the "High" German which he studied in college.


On one of the rare occasions when the three Hake families met for a reunion, the assembly was held on the Henry Huck farm at North Prairie. The exact date of the picnic has not been positively confirmed but available evidence points to the above date. At the picnic, a band, quartette and baseball teams composed of members of the Hake families performed. Henry F. W. Hake, son of Ernst, gave a talk in Low German in which he traced the history of the family. It was translated into Hihg German and reproduced in the Nashville Volksblatt. It appears below as carefully translated into English which is probably more understandable to the majority of our readers. It is interesting to note that Frederick's wife, Sophia, and Ernst and his wife, Sohia, were in attendance at this outing. The High German version is reproduced following the English text.

The descendants of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Hake, who have increased within 70 years from 5 to 148 members, held a reunion in North Prairie on Monday. Pictures of the two ancestors had been enlarged by the artistic hand of young Herbert Hake (a great-grandson) from a photograph. A quartet composed of Elmer, Julius, Harvey and Louis Hake sang familiar hymns and the Hake Band played appropriate music. The following people attended the reunion from a distance: Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hake and Miss Ella Hake from Benton; Martin Hake and wife, and Melvin Hake and wife from Centralia; as well as Melvin Hake and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Hake, Bert Hake and family, and Miss Gertrude Hake from St. Louis.

Reunion speeches were made by the Reverend E. Hemke of North Prairie and the Reverend L. Duewel and Mr. Henry Hake of Nashville, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Hake of North Prairie. In his speech, Mr. Hake said, in part: "If I had the gift of oratory and vocabulary of a William Jennings Bryan, this task would be much simpler, and I would be able to tell you the story of our family tree more eloquently. Since this is not the case, I shall be brief. In the year 1848, there lived in the small village of Hoerdinghausen, in the district of Wittlage, in the kingdom of Hanover, in old Germany, a family of five persons. To this family there came glowing reports of America, the New World, with endless forests and great prairies still untouched and still waiting for settlers. These reports awakened in the family a tremendous desire to emigrate to the New World. The decision to leave Germany was quickly made, and preparations for the long and difficult journey were soon begun. The family home and household effects were sold at auction. Clothing and other personal belongs were packed into one large chest and a single suitcase. Thus, Father Frederick William Hake with his wife and three sons boarded a sailing ship. They turned their backs on what had been their homeland in cramped and crowded Germany and eagerly faced the prospect of a new home in a spacious land of freedom. After almost three months on the vast ocean, during which they were tossed by angry waves, forced to live on the ship's hard-tack, buffeted by storms, abandoned by favorable winds in long days of calm, and weakened by seasickness, they finally arrived at the mouth of the Mississippi River near the city of New Orleans. Here, they were transferred with their meager belongings from the sailing ship to a steamboat which brought them slowly upstream to St. Louis. The river port was the first home of our ancestors in the land of freedom.

But it was never the intention of our patriarch to become an urban settler. His goal and desire were to live among the open fields. He wanted to build his home on the prairie, and after two years, he finally succeeded in doing so. In the year of 1850, here on the beautiful North Prairie of the American Egypt, a tract of land was purchased from the government. Amid the high grass of the prairie, a log cabin was built. The tough prairie sod was broken, fields were enclosed with rail fences, oxen pulled the plows, and the virgin soil was seeded. It was a labor of inspiration and perspiration, but Almighty God, whom they had learned to trust in their homeland, responded to their daily supplications by blessing their endeavors. Food sprang from their fields in abundance, and flowering vines beautified their humble dwelling.

Years passed. The three sons grew to manhood. Looking upon the daughters of their adopted land, they found them beautiful, and each of them chose a bride. Here then, grew the main branches of our family tree. From these main branches grew twigs, which, in time, became new branches. These, in turn, grew other twigs. Today, we see this large tree in all of its beauty standing before us. When our eyes look upon all who stand in its shade, we say with the Psalmist: 'Greatly has the Lord blessed us. Let us be joyful!'

Our founding elders lived in this land of freedom for 39 years. For the past 33 years, they have been at rest. Three of the main branches of our tree, a Mother and two Fathers, have also crossed the Jordan and have entered the gates of the Heavenly Jerusalem. The other three main branches, two Mothers and a Father, are still with us, this afternoon. We are grateful that they are here. Whenever we hold their hands in family fellowship, we are filled with wonder and gladness. The burdens of the day have been heavy for them, and the evening of their lives is drawing near. We pray that God will permit them to be among us for a little longer.

Our ancestor chose farming to earn his livelihood, and most of his descendants have also chosen this noble occupation. But we are also represented in other professions. We could move to a different land
and continue to have all the skills necessary to insure our comfort and well-being. We are not only farmers who till the land, seed the land and, almost by magic, produce bread from the land. We also have the Miller, who guides the golden bounty of our fields through his rollers and sieves and produces the white flour which our wives and daughters use to bake bread for us. We have the Sawmill Operator who takes our logs and converts them into boards, rails and beams. We have the Carpenter who assembles this lumber and builds a sturdy dwelling with it. We have the Plumber (also called the Tinsmith) who can provide us with a roof and rainspouts. We have the Decorator who can give our homes a beautiful appearance. We have the Stone Mason who can lay solid foundations and erect strong chimneys. We have the Blacksmith who swings his hammer beside anvil and forge. We have the Storekeeper who takes our eggs in trade, candles them, rejects the bad ones, and weighs our sugar and other staple commodities. We have the Artist who, with pen and ink, can transfer our likeness to paper so that our descendants can see how we looked, long after we have turned to dust. We have the Locomotive Engineer who sits with his hand upon the throttle and his eyes upon the rails, and who makes the great engine cough and thunder according to his will as it pulls the long train with ever-increasing speed behind it.

We have Ministers of the Gospel who proclaim to us the good news of Zion, who warn the sinner, strengthen the weak and comfort the sorrowing. We have the Trained Nurse who attends the sick with dedication and compassion. We have Teachers, both men and women, who instruct our children and prepare them for their future careers. We have the Professor who continues to educate our young people in college, after they have graduated from our grade and high schools. We have also been blessed in the field of music. As our grandfather blew his horn while serving as a Night Watchman in Germany, many of his descendants have followed his example by becoming horn players. But we do not merely coax music out of Horns. We also play the Piano, the Organ, the Violin, the Clarinet, the Accordion, the Ocarina, the Jew's Harp, the Roller Organ and the Phonograph. Nor have we lagged behind in the Art of Singing. Among us, there are Soloists, Duet, Quartet and Choral Singers. Oh, this glorious Art of Song which has refreshed so many a weary pilgrim! Even in our early youth, many of us showed great aptitude for singing. The story goes that I began singing solos before I was a year old. Often in the middle of the night, when my father and mother yearned for peace and quiet after the day's toll, Mother accompanied my singing by marching back and forth with me as I sang. As I grew older, Father added a drum beat to my musical exercises, and this brought the concerts to an end.

Before I close, I should like to mention that, among us, we have never had a Drunkard. Not one of us has ever had to spend time in jail. Not one of us has ever neglected his family. Not one of us has ever run away with the wife of another. We have never planted potatoes in the light of the moon, nor have we slaughtered our hogs when the moon was bright. Like a burr on a woolen stocking, we have always been attached to the church of John Wesley and to the party of Abraham Lincoln. All of us hope that, when we elect a new President this fall, we shall succeed in choosing a President who is, first of all, a loyal American, and that the welfare of the United States will be closer to his heart than the welfare of England and France. Let us elect a President who is willing to make an honorable peace with Germany, and who is willing to accept Germans and the descendants of Germans as human beings. Let us have a President who esteems the Constitution and the laws of this land more highly than his personal theories. Let us have a President who knows how to resolve the problems of our war-torn society and the conflicts which divide Labor and Management. Only then will we have Peace, and the Star Spangled Banner once more ' triumph shall wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.'"

26 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I02842)
27 A copy of GRANNY GORE'S OZARK FOLK MEDICINE by Sherman Lee Pompey is stored in microsoft work as Granny.doc. UNKNOWN NANCY E. "GRANY" (I10310)
28 A doctor. PARKER HARRY (I20374)
29 A graduate of Rend Lake School of Practical Nursing, Mt. Vernon, Illinois. KLEIBOCKER KAREN (I17101)
30 A Hansen Landoes of Uerikon is recorded as early as 1372. He was probably born and married there. Hansen Lados appears in the records of Menzinger on 8 January 1393. He was probably married about this date, this may have been his second marriage. LANDOS Hansen (I36168)
31 A letter written by a preacher of Zurich, dated July 19-29, 1659, describes the person and character of Hans Landis and the manner of his execution.

"Havavier Salr, was present at the decapitation of Hans Landis, which circumstance is still fresh in my memory, having witnessed it at the Wolfs-statt, and the whole transaction seems as vivid to me now as though it had transpired but a few weeks ago." In the sequel he describes his person and the manner of his death as follows: "Hans Landis was tall of stature, had a long black beard, a little gray, and a masculine voice. Being led out cheerfully with a rope, to Wolfs-statt the place of decollation, the executioner, Mr. Paul Volmar, let the rope fall, raised both hands to heaven, and said: O! God of mercy, to thee be it complained, that you, Hans have fallen into my hands: for God's sake forgive me for what I must do to you. Hans consoled the executioner, saying: I have already forgiven you, may God forgive you also: I am well aware that you must execute the sentence of the magistracy, be undismayed and see that nothing hinders you in this matter. Whereupon he was beheaded. The people were of the opinion that when the executioner let the
rope go he wanted to give Hans an opportunity to escape; and, moreover, it was a common saying that if he had run off no one would have pursued him. 
LANDIS Hans Heinrich (Heine) (I31688)
32 A Lutheran Teacher. Lived in Decatur, Illinois. BRINK FREDERICK WILLIAM (I02835)
33 A newspaper called THE THURSDAY ADVERTISER, April 14, 1983 on page 3B printed the following article.


Aurora - A southwest Missouri town, Lakeview, is inviting members of the Yocum family to a rendezvous June 10-11, and according to Leroy Armstrong of Aurora there are many in this area who are eligible to attend.

"There are in and around Aurora that are direct descendents of the first Yocums to settle in what is now Stone County," Armstrong said. A few of the family names are: Atkisson, Armstrong, Dummit, Robbins, Kenyon, Williams, Payne, McAnnaly, Lemaster and McKinley.

Armstrong urged members of these families to "gather up your notepads, tape recorder, old family pictures and did up all the family history you can and come to the rendezvous.

This is a unique event and here is a press release explaining the background:

"Whether the name is apelled Yokum, Yocum, Yoachum or Joachim, the Southwest Missouri town of Lakeview, in cooperation with the Indian Point Chamber of Commerce and the Kimberling City Table Rock Lake Area Chamber of Commerce invites members of the Yocum Family and their relatives to attend the Yocum Family Reunion. Every single Yocum in the world from Who's Who to Who's Not is invited to pack vacation bags and head for Southwest Missouri. It is estimated that at least 500,000 people qualify.

"Lakeview, Missouri, is a small village in Stone County, located near Table Rock Lake and three miles west of Silver Dollar City, the Ozarks version of Disney World.

"The first white man to settle in Stone County was one James Yoachum. He and other members of the Yoachum family built log cabins in the early 1800's and lived here in what is now the town of Lakeview.

"What is even more interesting and intriguing about this story is that these Yoachums had a silver mine and made their own money, the Yocum Silver Dollar.

"A recent find of 7 of these Yocum coins in a cave near Branson, Missouri, has excited the interest of many Southwest Missourians. One of these coins will be on display at the Yocum Family Rendezvous. Learn how the Yoachums were able to keep the secret of the mine location.

"All Yocum descendants are to be honored guests at the Grand Opening of the Lost Silver Mine Outdoor Drama. This is a historic re-enactment about the Yoachums, the first white men who came into Ozark Mountain Country. These courageous pioneers came here about 1800 and carved a place to live in the wilderness and a place in the pages of history forever. The Yocum Silver Mine Story, to be seen played out under the stars, is a dramatization of the book, "Traces of Silver," a history of the early 1800's in Ozark Mountain Country.

"The Family Rendezvous date is June 10-11. The area's motels, restaurants and crafts shops will be offering special discounts to all Yocums. Registration to be in Silver Square at the north edge of Lakeview across from the Lost Silver Mine Farm.

Here at the Farm, pioneers harvested the timber to build their cabins and then later to sell as railroad ties. Cattle and deer still graze along the mountain tops as they have for generations. At the Farm you can ride a horse along the former Indian trails or pet a Missouri mule.

Address all inquiries to the Indian Point Chamber of Commerce, Route 1, Box 997
Branson, Missouri 65616, or to the Kimberling City Table Rock Lake Chamber of Commerce, Box 1, Kimberling City, Missouri 65686.

Write about book to : Artie Ayres telephone 1-292-8100 Lakeview, MO; address R. R. 4, 67B, Reed Springs, MO 65737

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Lost Silver Mine, P. O. Box 2057, Lakeview, MO 65737; 417-272-8100


Thank you for writing about the Yocum Family Rendezvous held in Lakeview, MO. In 1983 there were 225 Yocum Family descendants present and over 150 in 1984. All enjoyed the fellowship and sharing of information on their descendanats. Many have indicated they will be returning next year. They came from Tennessee, Oregon, Georgia, Indiana, Ohio, Louisiana, California, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Texas.

On Saturday night of the reunion, Yocum family members attended the LOST SILVER MINE OUTDOOR DRAMA. This drama is based on the Yocum family who were the first white settlers in this area during the 1800's. They obtained a silver mine and minted the Yoachum Silver Dolar which was dated 1822. If you are ever in this area, stop by to say hello and look at some of the information we have on display in the Welcome Center. There are 81 different spellings of Yocum, Yoakum, Yocam, Yokem, Yochuj, Yokum, Yoachum, etc. so you are probably descended from this family.

The Lost Silver Mine Outdoor Drama is located at the Junction of Highways 76 and 13, Lakeview, Missouri, just three miles west of Silver Dollar City. You can stop by the Welcome and Ticket Center to purchase tickets or call 417-272-8100 to make your reservations. The drama will be open June 11 through October 26, 1985.

The Yocum Family Rendezvous will be held on June 21, 22 and 23, 1985. You name will be placed on our list to send information about the Third Annual Rendezvous in 1985. We hope you will be able to join us at that time. 1985 will be bigger and better than ever before. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to drop us a line at any time.


Carole Young
Office Administrator

Enclosure (Brochure on "The Lost Silver Mine")

The book, TRACES OF SILVER, written by Artie Ayres, is available from this office for $8.75. the outdoor drama is adapted from this book and tells the story of the Yocums in the 1800's.

Copied by Mrs. Loren Roden (cont. from Vol. 8, No. 2)

Yates, C. P. (u.a.)Watren, Nancy E. 1 Dec.1894 W.F.McCullah, Min.
Yates, James R.Mathes, Mary L. 3 Sept.1882 James A. Beshears,Min.
Yates, Wm. (u.a.)Pitts, Beddie A.(u.a.)26 Sept. 1886 J. Johnson, Min.
Yocum, B.F.Kennedy, Delia M. 1 Mar.1893 E.W.Jewitt, JP
Yoachum, Francis Marion
Butler, Martha Frances28 June1863 Thomas M.Cox, JP
Yoachum, Henry T.(u.a.)
Hammer, Winnie E. (u.a.)16 July11900
Yoachum, JacobGalloway, Elizabeth28 June1860 James McGeehee
Yoachum, JacobGarrison, Sarah J.27 Feb.1882 J.F. Seaman, Clerk
Yoachum, JacobGanson, Sarah J. 5 Mar.1882 C.W.Warren, JP
Yochum, JessePlumer, Elizabeth 6 Jan.1861 John Voles, JP
Yochum, JohnGorman, Ellie28 Oct.1895 W.Belt, Min.
Yochum, JohnPitts, Matilda 1 Jan.1852 Jeremiah Oxburn, JP
Yochum, MartinDavis, Sarah W. 8 Jan.1891 M.B.Coin, JP
Yochum, M.B.Wilson, Mary A.13 Sept.1891 Volentine Lassiter, Min.
Yochum, MichaelWatson, Mary24 May1856 Charles Byrd, JP
Yochum, WilliamClifton, Malinda15 Oct. 1875 David Leonard, JP
Young, Pleassant M.(21)
Grissom, Jane B. (17)25 Nov.1878 R. L.Bedingfield, Min.
Youngblood, Jacob Dotson, Delaine27 Oct.1865 John H. Stone, JP

34 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I14122)
35 A Poem written for the 1842 Centennial by Edith Noble Jackson. Taken from "Joseph Henry Noble and Annie Haigh Noble Family History and Genealogy".


With six generations of Noble descent
Can anyone realize what it has meant?

If we have given our best to the progress of life
Standing like rocks in a world of strife.

If we have been lending a hand along the way,
With faith in God growing from day to day.

If those we have met in our work and our play,
Have been made better for our passing their way.

If we have given comfort in sunshine and rain
Then the lives of these Nobles have not been in vain.
36 A successful farmer near Valley City, N. D. 3 children; 12 grandchildren. Lillian and Albert are retired and live in a duplex shared by their oldest son, who has 4 sons and farms some 1230 acres. NOESKE ALBERT (I02504)
37 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I02841)
38 A wealthy farmer in Iowa. CRAMER HERMAN (I19661)
39 A young girl named Ann or Anna lived with the Brinks and died at about the age of 7 or 8. There is a tin type picture of her.
Grace Tschudin says she was one of the twins. Delta Brink Bride thought it was a relative - not one of the twins. Uncle Willie said the twins both died in infancy.
We'll probably never know. Anna and Lydia Brink have birth and death dates of 1870 at the "kleeman" field cemetery. 
40 A. E. R. Brink is the name he went by. (per Frona Bawden) RAVENSCRAFT AMOS (I31122)
41 According to Carolyn Bening, Eberhard and his family emigrated to New Minden, Illinois in 1855. SACHTLEBEN EBERHARD HEINRICH (I13263)
42 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I10023)
43 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I01640)
44 According to death certificate, William was a coal miner. ARNSMEYER WILLIAM (I00081)
45 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I01415)
46 According to Eva Gaither Thornberry, this Benjamin Gaither was a Revolutionary soldier. GAITHER BENJAMIN (I20390)
47 According to grave stone at Methodist Cemetery at Hobart, rural Mt. Vernon, MO his name is Louis C. Fieker b. Sept. 14, 1877. FIEKER LUDWIG CHRISTIAN WILHELM (I17954)
48 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I02952)
49 According to Marriage Cert, the County in Tennessee does not to match a list of known counties. Best guess is that it is referring to Carroll county. CHAVER JOSEPH (I00077)
50 According to Narratives of Randolph County, her name was Carolyn. FRIEMAN FREDERICKA KATHERINE (CARRIE) (I05867)

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