Friday, September 25, 2009

Krefeld Clan

(last edited 12.01.2011)

The marriage of Wilhelm Düselmann and Elisabetha de la Strada in 1826 is a pivotal point, as it brings together two very different traditions -- the catholic de la Stradas, with the male line presumed to have come from Italy (Capri?) a hundred years earlier, and the protestant Düselmanns presumed to originate from the Rhein/Ruhr area (the name may relate to the village of Düssel on the river Düssel, which joins the Rhine at Düsseldorf), but disappearing in the mist quite quickly. As both names are extremely rare in Germany, I am working on the assumption that everybody with one of these names is potentially related.

Many of the descendants stayed in the city of Krefeld for many generations. The town, then known as Crefeld, experienced a boom in silk manufacturing during that era (from the 1760s onwards), so many found work in silk weaving. The proliferation and disappearance of the name Düselmann probably mirrors the boom of the Krefeld silk weavers quite closely. Later (after the boom ended and the weavers were replaced by machines ?), there have also been a few Düselmanns who travelled around the world or emigrated to America.

Name variants: Düselmann, Düsselmann, Dusselmann ; de la Strada, della Strada, Dela Strather, de la Strata ...

My grandmother said that the couple made a deal to have all boys brought up protestants and the girls catholics. Being on the protestant side of the family I didn't know anything about the catholic descendants, until somebody from that side got in touch a couple of years ago. Combining our knowledge and efforts, we now know something about the descendants of 4 of the 13 children (in bold below), but where are the other 9 ??? Some may have died young, but at least 4 others married and had children, so if there are any descendants out there (I think there must be around 1000 of us!), I'd be grateful for any hint and additional information. In exchange, I can offer information going back to the great-great-grandparents of Wilhelm Düselmann and even one generation more for Elisabetha de la Strada (i.e. back to the early 17th century).

Here they are with all the children (13), grandchildren (39), and great-grandchildren (36 -- definitely not enough!) I know of so far:

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Wilhelm Düselmann (Seidenweber)
* 13. 8.1804 Krefeld
+ 17.12.1865 Krefeld
  } oo 21. 9.1826 Krefeld
Elisabetha de la Strada
* 17.12.1804 Krefeld
+ 15.12.1882 Krefeld
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hatten mindestens 13 Kinder und 38 Enkel:

1. Hermann Jacob Düselmann * 18.11.1826
oo Anna Margaretha Weyer
1.1. Friederike Wilhelmine ~ 9.2.1857 Krefeld

2. Wilhelm Düselmann *12.9.1828
oo Maria Helena Theodora Endling:
2.1. Wilhelm ~ 3.12.1854
2.2 Anna Elisabeth *21.09.1856 Krefeld
2.3. Catharina Bertha ~ 6.9.1858
2.4. Gustav Adolf *27.7.1860

3. Friedrich Heinrich Düselmann (?) * 26.10.1829 (falsches Datum oder vor 1835 verstorben)

4. Wilhelmine Düselmann * 9.5.1832
oo 22.6.1859 Wilhelm Puller (46) Seidenweber zu Krefeld
4.1. Carl Heinrich Puller * 27.1.1871
4.2. Wilhelm Puller * 13.10.1859
4.3 Friedrich Heinrich * 1.6.1864 Krefeld,
4.4. Wilhelmine Mathilde *5.10.1875 Krefeld

5. Anna Catharina Düselmann * 12.12.1833

6. Friedrich Heinrich * 17.10.1835 + 4.12.1911 Krefeld
oo 23.5.1862 Krefeld
Catharina Wittig * 25.12.1834 Krefeld + 18.5.1907 Krefeld
(To v. Johann Arnold W. und Margaretha Strasser)
6.1. Johann Wilhelm * 21.6.1862 ~ 14.9.1862 Krefeld
6.2. Elisabeth Margaretha D. *18.7.1863 Krefeld
6.3. Louise Catharine ~ 13.3.1865 Krefeld
6.4. Marie Augustine D. * 15.3.1866 Krefeld
6.5. Carl August D. *30.6.1870 Krefeld
6.6. August Heinrich D. *09.01.1873 Krefeld
6.7. Johanna Catharine ~ 20.9.1875 Krefeld + 19.9.1960
oo Friedrich Carl Schamberg * 16.4.1868 Krefeld + 3.1.1934 Krefeld
6.3.1. Laura Johanna Friedericke (1904-1983)
6.7.2. Helene Maria (1910-1910)
6.7.3. Maria Magdalena (1911-1984)
6.7.4. Hermann Friedrich Carl (1899-1949)
6.7.5. Friedrich Hermann Johann (1900-1944)
6.7.6. Paul (1908-1944)

6.8. Jean
6.9. Rudolf

7. Karl Düselmann ~ 11.3.1841 Krefeld
oo (1) Maria Schledorn (Schlehdorn)
7.1. Karl Düsselmann * 1868, Techniker in Seidenweberei, 1892 nach Amerika
ausgewandert, oo Elisabeth (erst 1894 ausgewandert)
7.1.1. Carl * 1894 New York Designer
7.1.2. Frederick * 1900 New York Toolmaker
(Söhne und Daten laut Einwanderungsdaten aus USA)

oo (2) Elisabeth Catharina Imig (1851-1924)
7.2. Elise (1876-1944) oo Otto Finkensieper, Alkmaar, NL
7.2.1. Otto (1906-), Theologe
7.2.2. Kurt (1907-), Kaufmann in Scheveningen
7.2.3. Benjamin (1910-) Kaufmann in Scheveningen


7.3. Wilhelm (1878-) oo Hedwig (*1883) aus Wuppertaler Gegend.
Wohnten zunächst in Neuß, 1924 nach USA emigriert
7.3.1. Willi *1909), Arzt in USA, kinderlos (laut Überlieferung)
=William 1909-1996, MD from Rochester 1934, Collier, FL
oo Daisy Ethel + 1994 ?

7.4. Auguste (1880-1968) oo Max Finke (1879-1914), Graveur
7.4.1. Martha (1907-) oo Friedrich Ernst Winkelmann (1905-1975)
7.4.2. Alfred (1908-1989) oo Gerda Reichenbach
7.4.3. Hilde (1910-1989) oo Christian Goetze (1908-1995)
7.4.4. Rudolf (1911-1982) oo Käthe

7.5. Julius (1883-1950) oo Helene Kauer
7.5.1. Ruth (1908-1993)
7.5.2. Werner
7.5.3. Esther

7.6. Alwine oo Willi Esser, Sattlermeister (Sterbeurkunde 36.) Neukirchen-Vluyn
7.6.1. Wilhelm (1911-) oo Gretchen
7.6.2. Juliane (1913-1925)
7.6.3. Otto
7.6.4. Margarete (1917-1964)

7.7. Hedwig oo ... keine Kinder

8. Maria Düselmann ~ 11.3.1841 Krefeld, + 1932 Krefeld (Zwillingsschwester von Karl)
oo Heinrich Wilhelm Schürenberg
8.1. Johann Wilhelm Schürenberg * 17.4.1863
8.2. Anna Maria Sophia Schürenberg * 29.8.1865
8.3. Carl August Schürenberg * 14.10.1867
8.4. Christian Gustav Adolph Schürenberg * 9.4.1870
8.5. Dietrich Johann Schürenberg * 7.12.1872


9. Henriette Düselmann * 19.5.1843 Krefeld, + 2.2.1915 Krefeld
oo 1863 Joseph Hermann Bender, 1840-1912, Conditor zu Krefeld, Zuckerwarenfabrikant
9.1. Gertrud Bender * 16.2.1870 Krefeld + 2.4.1936 Krefeld
oo 15.11.1901 Krefeld Wilhelm Heinrich Habrich, Fabrikdirektor (1866-1945)
9.1.1. Gertrud Habrich (1902-1977)
9.1.2. Luise Philippina Henrietta Eugenie Habrich (1904-1984)
9.1.3. Johann Heinrich Habrich (1907-1980)
9.1.4. Klara Maria Josephine Habrich *12.1.1906 + 17.8.1972

9.2. Josephine Bender * 4.4.1881 Krefeld + 30.6.1966 Krefeld
oo Wilhelm Max Holler (1879-1941)
9.2.1. Max Friedrich Alfred Holler * 29.3.1909 Krefeld + 28.2.1997 Krefeld
oo Liselotte Margarete Wilhelmine Wieder (1910-1972)
9.2.2. Klara Holler (1910-2001)
9.2.3. Walter Holler (1912-1978)
oo Hilde Gilles, Köln,
9.2.4. Otto Holler (1914-1975)
oo Simone de Craene

9.3. Nicolas Joseph Bender * 22.4.1864 Krefeld
9.4. Klara Bender * Krefeld

10. August Düsselmann * 1844 + 1899 Malermeister, Branddirektor
oo Anna Josephine Hagermes (Hagemes) (Kath.)
10.1. Josephine Auguste ~ 22.5.1874 Krefeld
oo 6.4.1897 Manhattan (NY) Max Eibel
10.2. Hedwig ~ 23.6.1875 Krefeld
10.3. Walter * 22.12.1882 Krefeld, + 17.10.1943
Walter's seafaring adventures
10.4. Paula * 29.9.1884 Krefeld, + 7.10.1972;
oo Heinrich Ernst Fischer (1883-1957)
10.4.1. Dorothea Josephine * 19.2.1915 + 1.9.2000
10.4.2. Charlotte Paula * 17.5.1916 oo Dietrich, lebt Casa Grande, Ariz.
10.4.3. Walter Otto * 21.10.1918 + 13.6.1978
10.4.4. Ernst August * 10.6.1920 oo Sue; leben in Anderson, S.C.
10.4.5. Eric Lothar * 15.7.1924 West New York (N.J.),
+ 20.4.2007 Anderson, South Carolina (obituary), oo Eloise B. NN

10.5. Wilhelm Düselmann * ? second officer on Hamburg-America Line + in road accident before 1913.

11. Maria Louise Düselmann * 8.1.1847 Krefeld

12. Johanna Caroline Düselmann * 28.4.1848 Krefeld

13. Gustav Heinrich Düselmann * 24.2.1850

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Oh, and if we go one generation further up, we have a few more Düselmann people in the family of Wilhelm's parents, but as far as we know, none of Wilhelm's siblings had grandchildren called Düselmann, so all the 20th century Düsselmanns must descend from Wilhelm Düselmann and Elisabeth de la Strada, and the additional carriers of the name in the 19th century are limited to the following:

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Georg Wilhelm Düsselmann
* ... 5.1757 Dortmund
+ 8.10.1823 Krefeld
} oo 6. 4.1788 Krefeld
Margarete Wilsberg
* 1765 Krefeld (NB -- she was the first to be born in Krefeld)
+ 22.4.1830 Krefeld
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1. Friedrich Heinrich * 2.6.1789, ~ 7.6.1789, ev., Krefeld

2. Elisabeth * 24.9.1791, ~ 2.10.1791, ev. Krefeld

3. Anna Gertraut * 23.9.1795, ~ 26.9.1795, ev., Krefeld

4. Hermann Düsselmann * 17.1.1798, ~ 21.1.1798 ev, Krefeld, Seidenweber
oo Anna Catharina Holz (Holtz)
4.1. Wilhelmina ~ 27.1.1821 Krefeld
vermutlich diese Wilhelmine D oo 14.2.1846 Krefeld Johann Heinrich Schmitz
4.1.1. Maria Catharina Schmitz * 9.4.1856
4.1.2. Wilhelmine Schmitz * 20.11.1858
4.2. Johann ~18.10.1823 Krefeld
4.3. Conrad Wilhelm Düselmann oo Wilhelmina von Amelen (von Ameln) (* 20.3.1831 Rheydt)
4.3.1. Wilhelm Peter Düselmann * 15.11.1856 Krefeld
4.3.2. Wilhelmine Düselmann * 19.10.1857 Krefeld
4.3.3. August Wilhelm Düselmann * 25.8.1859 Krefeld
4.3.4. Heinrich Düselmann * 6.12.1860 Krefeld

4.4. Gertrud Düselmann oo 14.7.1860 Friedrich Wilhelm Groeters
4.4.1. Maria Catharina Groeters ~* 7.12.1862

4.5. Wilhelm Düsselmann, Seidenweber = the father of the large family listed at the top!
4.6. Margaretha Düselmann oo Peter Anton Ropertz

GWD's first marriage:
oo (1.) 17.11.1782 Krefeld m. Anna Christina Lohr

1. Johann Heinrich * 30.9.1783; ~ 5.10.1783 ev. Krefeld

2. Anna Catharina Elisabeth * 23.4.1786 Krefeld, ~ 30.4.1786 ev. Krefeld.
oo Johann Heinrich Paulsen (* ca. 1780)

2.1. Hermann Paulsen 11. Oct 1818,
2.2. Louise Nanette Paulsen 25.Nov. 1820
2.3. Friedericka Paulsen 14. Juni 1822
2.4. Maximilian Joseph Heinrich Paulsen 11.Nov.1824
2.5. Carl Friedrich Paulsen 14.Mai 1828
2.6. Johanna Caroline Paulsen 23.Sept. 1831

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... which leaves just one Düselmann person unaccounted for:

Anna Christina Düselmann, * 4.3.1804 Bochum

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for the sake of completeness and symmetry, I'll also include the siblings and presumed siblings of Elisabetha de la Strada:


Jacob de la Strada
* 1770/71 Krefeld
+ 28. 6.1814 Krefeld (43 J.a.)
} oo 17. 7.1796 Krefeld
Margaretha Giesen
* 24. 5.1772 Krefeld
+ 6. 1.1831 Krefeld


hatten vermutlich 6-8 Kinder. Sechs Kinder sind urkundlich / standesamtlich belegt:

1. Maria Magdalena * 17.9.1796
2. Katharina Elisabeth * 23.3.1798
3. Marie * 1799/1800 =? Maria Catharina, die oo 21.9.1826 Jacob Joseph Nolden (Doppelhochzeit mit 5.)
4. Guilleaumine * 1802
5. Elisabeth Josephe * 17.12.1804 oo Wilhelm Düselmann
6. Heinrich *1809 oo Gertraud Peters
6.1. Anna Margaretha ~ 22.1.1839
6.2. Elisabeth Henriette ~ 22.11.1841
6.3. Catherina Henriette ~ 16.6.1843; oo 22.8.1863 Heinrich Norbert Hartings


Unter der Annahme, daß Jacob de la Strada der einzige Sohn von Philipp war, oder zumindest der einzige, der in Krefeld blieb und sich dort fortpflanzte, ordnen wir zusätzlich alle in Krefeld erwaehnten de la Stradas der folgenden Generation dem Jacob zu. In der Reihenfolge ihrer Hochzeitsdaten handelt es sich um:

1. Maria Theresia Dominica Josepha oo 18.5.1826 Johann Heinrich Fischer, Krefeld.
(2. Elisabetha oo 21.9.1826 Wilhelm Düsselmann)
3. Maria Catharina, oo 21.9.1826 (gleichzeitig mit 2.!) Jacob Joseph Nolden
4. Peter Matthias I. oo 11.2.1830 Christina Hormes;
II. oo 25.1.1850 Catharina Elisabeth Müller
4.1. Carl Friedrich Wilhelm ~ 21.6.1850 ev. ???!!!! Krefeld
4.2. Anna * 6.3.1853 Krefeld Bockum
4.3. Maria * 6.3.1853 Krefeld Bockum (Zwillinge)
Wenn entweder 1. Maria Theresia oder 3. Maria Catharina identisch ist mit der oben genannten “Marie” ergeben sich hier maximal 2 zusätzliche Kinder, also eine Gesamtzahl von 8.



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6 comments:

taracrawley said...

Hi,

I think we have a family link. I am a descendant of the Wittig line that your Friedrich married into in 1865.

Kind Regards

Tara

Michael said...

hi Tara, that's great, thanks for letting me know. Can you tell me more via email to michaelgrr@yahoo.co.uk ? I don't catalogue descendants systematically and thoroughly, but it's always nice to hear where the other lineages lead ...

Anonymous said...

Take a look here:

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libau_(1911)

The first Officer was a Düsselmann -you get more information if you read the book:

Karl Spindler: Das geheimnisvolle Schiff. Die Fahrt der „Libau“ zur irischen Revolution, Berlin 1921.

Nils

Michael said...

Hi Nils, thanks, yes we knew that, see the link under 10.3. Walter Dueselmann, which leads to a separate blog entry all about his adventures at sea (the Libau wasn't the only dangerous event he was involved in!). While I don't have the Libau book myself, I know somebody who has a copy!

Anonymous said...

You can find/buy a copy of the
book here:

http://www.zvab.com/advancedSearch.do?author=Spindler,+Kapit%E4n+a.+D.+Karl&iref=suggest01

Nils

Michael said...

thanks! just ordered one.

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