1+ x Auswanderer/Innen aus Ohlenrode today part of Kalefeld
1. John Ferdinand
born in 1795 in Ohlenrode, Kingdom of Hanover, Germany who married
2. oo Johanna Catherine Sophia Geweck on April 17, 1823 in Wetteborn, (Wittenborn by Bad Segeberg)
a village 2 K from Ohlenrode.
3. His son,
William Fred Nodurft Sr, came to America on the sailing ship Bremen, May 1853
via New Orleans and
settled in Strawberry Point, Iowa. Note: Ohlenrode is about 10 K from Rhuden where my ancestors originated.
from Raymond Nodurft, 2009, 92 years old.
4. Wessel, William ; * 15. Dec.
1851 Oldenrode, Braunschweig, Germany
V.: Joh. Christian Wessell, * 1805 Ahlshausen, Braunschweig, Germany
M.: Johanna Obermann, *27. Feb. 1800, ...., Germany
+ 07. Mar. 1868, ..., MO, USA
Ankunft /Arrive 1853 USA
+ 14. March 1943 Jackson, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA
.... The Southeast Missourian, Cape Girardeau MO, Monday, March 15, 1943 page 2
Jackson--Wm. Wessell, 91 years old, died of the infirmities of advanced age at
St. Francis Hospital Sunday afternoon
at 1:50 o'clock.
The body was brought to Jackson and will be at the Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home until time for funeral services which
will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, beginning with short service at the funeral home, and then at the Evangelical
Church. Rev. Herman Borne will be in charge of the last rites. Interment will be in the old city cemetery.
Mr. Wessell was born in Altenrode, Germany, but came to this country when he was about three years old. having lost
his parents early in life, he was reared by relatives in Hubble Township. On Nov. 25, 1874, he was married to Mathilda
Altenthal, and the two operated a farm eight years, then came to Jackson, where he engaged in cabinet making, and
associated himself with R.C. Kneibert in the furniture business at a place where the Schade Cafe now is located. After
that he was in partnership with John Parmenter in his own building, now the Jones Drug Store. He then had a small furniture
business in the Hoffmeister building, now the Illers-Hoffmeister grocery store. His son then became his partner in business,
and when that partnership was dissolved, he devoted himself to repair work and carpentering. While so engaged at the
present county courthouse in 1908, he fell from a scaffold and broke a hip. Since that time he had lived in Cape Girardeau
with a daughter.
Mrs. Wessel died 37 years ago. He is survived by one son, Wm. Wessell of Pierce City; three daughters, Mrs. Anna
Heinberg of Jackson, Mrs. Minnie Priest of Cape Girardeau and Mrs. Tillie Peterman of Oklahoma, 11 grandchildren,
seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
5. oo 25. Nov. 1875 Cape Girardeau Co., MO, USA
Marie Mathilda Altenthal,
V.: Joh. Henry Conrad Altenthal * 29.Jan 1830, Sehlem, Hannover, Germany
+ 04. Aug. 1900 Jackson, MO, USA
oo 03. Mar. 1853 Cape Girardeau, MO, USA
M.: Jane Sophia Caroline Klemme, * 22. Oct. 1831 ...., Brunswick, Germany
+ after 1900 in Cape Girardeau, MO, USA
7 children / Kinder: 6 girls, 1 boy.
* 15 May. 1854 Cape Girardeau, MO, USA
+ 28. Feb. 1907 Cape Girardeau, MO, USA
4 Kindern / Children: 3 girls, 1 boy