If your interested in our Dahlenburg ancestors lives and places, then you could find this link of the small quote from " Dahlenburg Old Views" of interest. [translated]
On the 57th In August 1905, the craftsmen involved in the construction of the St John's church presented the photographer. In the front row, seated from left: 1. Maurer Schulz from Buendorf, 3. Kantor Menke, 4. Pastor Luke, 5. Maurermeister Stute. Third row: First from left: apprentice Heinrich Kruse. In the excerpts from the book for this article they were refering to some photographs and postcards, which I can't reproduce here. [ Dahlenburg in Alten Ansichten ]]
You may have noticed that I have mentioned many times the M & M guy in Fairmont and his vast knowledge about our Families. And yes it includes a vast amount of association of names. I try to recall those many associations from time to time. I was reminded today of his comment about a Kantor at the church and the large organ as I found this article about the Dahlenburg town.
It reminded me that earlier this year Herr Rose mentioned that maybe our grgrgrandmother Henke family name might not be that, but maybe MENKE. He said he saw something in the church records that refered to a woman MENKE. I wish he had told me more specifics of that, but he didn't. He also didn't know I had received some information from the Bergen church Pastor in Belsen landkries Celle.
Ssince she had lived by Mueden, he had suggested, I contact the Fassberg church. Sorry to say I that I haven't yet done so. Why you wonder.
Later the information from the Bergen church and family information from Soltau has been put out at the Gedbas and so I thought no need. I also specifically wrote to one of the site managers that dealt with those family names. Even so, I am not sure how the pastor at Bergen got that little bit of information if Heinrich Heins and Anna Maria Henke were married in the Mueden Oertze area.
To make a long story short, there has been very little information about Henke at the Soltau - Fallingbostel family names. I really do need to find more information. And still write to the church. My thought is that they must have emigrated there, though I have seen a few mentioned in the German phone book. It is so far a dead end with the Henke family name surname.
I did find her death recorded at the Nahrendorf church. The documents on the marriage of Anna Maria Henke's daughter can be seen further back of this arootdiggerblogspot of Juergen Heinrich Wilhelm Meyer and Maria Dorothea Heins marriage and their family records.
So since Herr Rose told me that, I have been looking for information on Menke, while I am researching family surname ancestors in the various Celle archives and
Always hopeful for a clue as a rootdigger digs on.