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Rev. Bernhard KROEKER

Rev. Bernhard KROEKER[1]

Male 1848 - 1927  (79 years)

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  • Name Bernhard KROEKER 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 29 Feb 1848  Margenau, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 1 Mar 1868  Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • by Bernhard Peters
    History One record says he was born 1 Mar 1848. Henderson EMB p. 47: baptized by Bernhard Peters. Died "Morgens 8 Uhr; begraben d. 25. bei Henderson Nebr." He immigrated from Margenau, Molotschna, bound for Sutton, Nebraska, per the Bremen departure lists. The 1880 Nebraska Census, pg. 453b shows his grandmother as Helena Dick. In Menn. Rundschau, Jan 4, 1899, pg. 2, he refers to a "cousin Johann Langemann" in Crimea. How were they cousins?
    Obituary - Born in Molotschna Colony Russia in 1848 to Martin Martin Kroeker and Helena Enns Kroeker. Was a member of a Mennonite colony in the Ukraine. He had 15 siblings, all but one of which remained in the Ukraine or Crimea, and only four of whom a death date is known. Married Katarina Ott in 1868. In 1878 they emigrated to the U.S. on the S.S. Strassburg. There they lost a young son, Johan, who was buried at sea. They arrived in America July 2, 1878.
    They had two daughters, Helena and Maria, at the time. They lost an infant daughter, Elizabeth, and one of a set of twins, Cornelius, at 7 days of age. His twin, Justine, died at around 7 years. They had five more children who survived to adulthood: Katherine (Rev. Abraham Wiens), Bernhard, Sarah (Dr. Oskar Andersson), and Anna (Voth) and Henry.
    They settled in Nebraska, York County, Henderson area. Bernhard was a minister and a farmer. In 1893 they moved to Genoa, Colorado, then, in 1897, to Richmond, Texas, near Galveston, as part of a newly-formed Mennonite farming community.
    On September 8, 1900, the infamous Galveston Hurricane struck the area. The Kroeker's newly built farmhouse was destroyed by high winds and tsunami-type waves. Katarine Ott Kroeker died in that storm. At least 6,000 people in the Galveston area died also as a result. Sarah Kroeker Andersson later wrote a widely distributed account of their family's experience in the storm. Katarina Ott was apparently laid to rest in the area.
    Rev. Kroeker returned to Nebraska where he married Maria or Marie Friesen, and then returned to Texas for a time. They had two children, Martin and Peter. Rev. Kroeker died in York County, Nebraska, 1927. 
    Immigration 2 Jul 1878  Strassburg; New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Occupation Farmer, Preacher 
    Reference Number 141be 
    Died 22 Apr 1927  Henderson, York, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • at 8 am.
    Buried 25 Apr 1927  Faith Evangelical Bible Cemetery, Henderson, York, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I584  Reid Family | Lynn's side of the family
    Last Modified 1 Mar 2014 

    Father Martin Martin KROEKER,   b. 7 Jun 1806, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1856, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Mother Helena ENNS,   b. 21 Jun 1806, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1855, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 4 Dec 1828  Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F15773  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Katharina OTT,   b. 10 Mar 1851, Margenau, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1900, Galveston, Harris, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 7 Sep 1869  Margenau, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
    +1. Helena O. KROEKER,   b. 11 Aug 1870, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1966, Dallas, Polk, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     2. Johann KROEKER,   b. 6 Jun 1874, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Jun 1878, at sea Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
    +3. Maria KROEKER,   b. 13 Jan 1877, Margenau, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1937, Dallas, Polk, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    +4. Katharina KROEKER,   b. 12 Dec 1878, Henderson, York, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1946, Chicago, Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +5. Bernhard Ott KROEKER,   b. 7 Sep 1880, Jansen, Jefferson, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1948, Jansen, Jefferson, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     6. Sarah KROEKER,   b. 13 Mar 1882, Henderson, York, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1969, Östergötlands Län, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +7. Anna O. KROEKER,   b. 11 Oct 1883, Henderson, York, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1962, Jansen, Jefferson, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +8. Heinrich O. KROEKER,   b. 31 Aug 1885, Henderson, York, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1958, Jansen, Jefferson, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     9. Elisabeth KROEKER,   b. Abt 1888, Henderson, York, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1889, Henderson, York, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
     10. Justina KROEKER,   b. 10 Apr 1890, Henderson, York, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Mar 1897, Genoa, Lincoln, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)
     11. Cornelius KROEKER,   b. 10 Apr 1890, Henderson, York, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1890, Henderson, York, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Ships
    S.S. Strassburg-1872
    S.S. Strassburg-1872
    The steamship STRASSBURG was built for Norddeutscher Lloyd by Caird & Co, Greenock (yard #166), and was launched on 24 May 1872. 3,025 tons; 107,06 x 11,89 meters (length x breadth); straight stem (first Norddeutscher Lloyd high-seas vessel so built), 1 funnel, 2 masts; iron construction, screw propulsion, twin single-expansion engine, service speed 11 knots; accommodation for 60 passengers in 1st class, 120 in 2nd class, and 889 to 900 in steerage; crew of 70 to 100. The STRASSBURG was the "name ship" of the 13 vessels of Norddeutscher Lloyd's Strassburg Class of passenger vessels, and was built for the Line's New Orleans service. 3 September 1872, maiden voyage, Bremen - Southampton - New York. 16 October 1872, first voyage, Bremen - Havre - New Orleans. 1874, given new boilers and compound engine, service speed 12 knots. Made one voyage to Hankau for a cargo of tea, being the first German steamship through the Suez Canal. 16 February 1881, first voyage, Bremen-Baltimore. 11 November 1881, first voyage, Bremen-South America. 1883-1896, primarily to South America. 1885, refitted in Bremerhaven. 2 August 1893, last voyage, Bremen-New York (12 roundtrip voyages). 25 January 1896, last voyage, Bremen-South America. August 1896, sold to Tardi & Co, Genoa, for scrapping. 1897, scrapped at Genoa.
    Family ID F450  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Maria D. FRIESEN,   b. 20 May 1866,   d. 1 Nov 1923, Jansen, Jefferson, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 19 Nov 1901  Jansen, Jefferson, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Nebraska, Marriages, 1855-1995
    Children 
    +1. Peter F. KROEKER,   b. 18 Sep 1902, Richmond, Fort Bend, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1995, Dallas, Polk, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    +2. Martin F. KROEKER,   b. 16 Dec 1904, Richmond, Fort Bend, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1987, Dallas, Polk, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Family ID F15804  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Feb 1848 - Margenau, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 1 Mar 1868 - Molotschna Colony, South Russia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Sep 1869 - Margenau, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Nov 1901 - Jansen, Jefferson, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Apr 1927 - Henderson, York, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Kroeker, Bernhard-1848
    Kroeker, Bernhard-1848

    Headstones
    Kroeker, Bernhard-1848 (HS)
    Kroeker, Bernhard-1848 (HS)

  • Sources 
    1. [S98] Genealogical Registry and Database of Mennonite Ancestry (GRANDMA 3.0), (Published by the Genealogy Project Committee of the California Mennonite Historical Society; 4824 East Butler Avenue, Fresno, California 93727-5097; Phone (559) 453-2225).

    2. [S68] Henderson, Nebraska, Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Church Family Book, Pgs. 46, 47.

    3. [S200] Miscellaneous, Groff, Sharon, letter to John D. Thiesen, 8 Jan 1999.

    4. [S235] United States Federal Census, Township #10, York, Nebraska; Enumeration District #129, Pg. 6.

    5. [S68] Henderson, Nebraska, Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Church Family Book, Pg. 47.

    6. [S112] Migration From the Russian Empire, Lists of Passengers Arriving at the Port of New York, (published by the Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1995), Pg. 136.