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German immigrants in Loutre Township
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German immigrants in Loutre Township
Posted: 07/12/2019 - 11:57 am
The 1840's saw an influx of German immigrants into the southern part of the County. The original groups were Catholic peasant farmers from the Bocholt area. Share or query here for information about your German ancestors.

Germans, Loutre 1850 census, homeplace & ship info
Posted: 08/16/2019 - 9:06 am
File Attachment: 1593888293_Germans_in_Loutre_by_1850_v.7.2020.pdf
This list includes those who declared Prussia/ Hannover/ Saxony/ Bavaria or Holland as birthplace in Loutre Township on the 1850 census; including name, spouse, ship, land patent and hometown. It is a work-in-process and additional info or corrections are most welcome. Looking for info on these families: Ittner/Ettner, Bobbs/Bapst, Bennet/Bernett, Arnold and Zeagler/Souder. Please email if you have more details.

Keeken Catholic Church History
Posted: 09/19/2019 - 1:52 pm
File Attachment: 1568919585_Keeken_Catholic_Church_History.pdf
Many of the Loutre Germans came from the town of Keeken, Kleve. Click on the above link for a history of the Catholic Church copied from the internet.

Letters home to Germany 1844-47
Posted: 07/18/2020 - 2:55 pm
This link is to letters written from a German immigrant to his family and friends, describing the details of life in Rhineland, MO, in the 1840's.