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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Genealogy with Lena B. Carstensen and Robert Holm surnames in Greene county Iowa.

It is amazing how one can over look a few little facts. Check out who else was from Jackson county Iowa and belonged to the Farnhamville area St. Peters Luth. church by Webster, Calhoun and Greene county Iowa.

Note: You remember Carstensen was second wife to our J.H. Williams son, Johann [first born ] William Meyer. And I think this is her family. His first wife was A. Grote. And yes J.H. Fred had a William as a son also, but he was born after 1882. And this is the same Carstensen family. Also relation to Nahnsen who did come from Clinton county, Iowa. Most of those from Sch. Holstein germany did come from Clinton county.From the Green biographie book of Greene county, Iowa

On the 7th of March, 1893, Mr. Holm was united in marriage to
Miss Lena B. CARSTENSEN, who was born in Jackson county, Iowa, on the 1st of January, 1873, and is a daughter of Godber and Dorothea (JOCHIMSEN) CARSTENSEN both natives of Germany. [The text is blurred here. The date '1st of January, 1873, and the names may not be spelled correctly.] On emigrating to the new world they became early settlers of Greene county, Iowa, and the father died in Dawson township in 1891, but the mother is still living. The marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Holm has been blessed with five children: George J.; Bertha; John H., who died at the age of four and a half years; Bernard T.; and Theodore J."

My mind is doing a little happy dance. Robert HOLM and CARSTENSEN are not new to me. But I happened to read my notes in my special book and saw that Robert HOLM was in Jackson county Iowa. According to this little clip from the Green book of Green county, Iowa, the CARSTENSEN family was from Jackson county or at least Lena was born there. Years ago, when I began searching Farnhamville, I had read a clipping given me by our special helper Christi Chance about her family's' Carstensen from Clinton county Iowa role as a founding father in the development of St. Peters church in the area of Farnhamville.
I assumed they were from Clinton county and no where else in United States, which one should not do in research

You know of course this will bring more searching action with the name Holm and Carstensen. And of course I will have to check the book and other research areas for more about each name to see what else comes up for the home area of Jackson county. I guess, I will have to locate that article again, and some research by Merna Hansen on St Peters church members to review. Of course, I will share it. [lol]
I have been kind of searching here and there to see a common denominator among family and friends. What brought Fred Meyer from Jackson county to
Greene county.
***What brought Fred Meyer from Jo Daviess county Illinois across the river to Jackson county. And does it have anything to do with a Goose Lake?
** Soon, I should show you a map of Jackson county, Iowa.

Note: Something to think on: Where Fred lived in Jackson county Iowa, where some of his Schenk lived, where he got married at Maquoketa ; all of these places are a great distance apart in Jackson county Iowa. It will be important to know who lived exactly where in 1870 there. Verl Matthews has done a lot of research on the family Nahnsen from Sch. Holstein going way back, which I have not shared here.
I may need to review some of the Nahnsen information at

just little excited me, jo

***Note: Be sure to hit previous or check the archives, and the search box to learn more of new aquired information on Fred's activities in Galena, Jo Daviess and Jackson county, Iowa, Amerika.
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