Texas Family Group Sheet for the Gottfried Conrad BLANKENSTEIN Family


Husband: Gottfried Conrad BLANKENSTEIN
Birthdate: April 14, 1822
Birthplace: Barby, Germany
Death date: October 6, 1900
Place of death: Waco, McLennan Co., Texas
Father: Johann Carl August BLANKENSTEIN
Mother: Catharine Marie WUSTOFF

Marriage date: June 1, 1851
Marriage place: Barby, Germany

Wife: Dorothea Sophia F HERBST
Full Name: Dorothea Sophia Friedericke HERBST
Birthdate: January 15, 1826
Birthplace: Badeleben, Germany
Death date: January 1881
Place of death: Marlin, Falls Co., Texas
Father: Gottlieb Heinrich Christoph HERBST
Mother: Anna Dorothea BEKUR

CHILDREN

Child No. 1: Johannes August Heinrich BLANKENSTEIN
Sex: M
Birthdate: March 14, 1852
Birthplace: Barby, Germany
Death date: January 14, 1858
Place of death: Barby, Germany
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Child No. 2: Louise Marie Emilie Ida BLANKENSTEIN
Sex: F
Birthdate: September 2, 1853
Birthplace: Barby, Germany
Death date: March 9, 1881
Place of death: Marlin, Falls Co., Texas
Marriage date: November 6, 1872
Marriage place: Defiance, Ohio
Spouse's name: Carl "Charlie" FINK

Child No. 3: Gottfried Friedrich August "Fred" BLANKENSTEIN
Sex: M
Birthdate: June 18, 1855
Birthplace: Barby, Germany
Death date: March 22, 1921
Place of death: Gerald Community, McLennan Co., Texas
Marriage date: December 14, 1882
Marriage place: Marlin, Falls Co., Texas
Spouse's name: Marie Dorothea Elisabeth FRIEDRICHS

Child No. 4: Marie Hermine Auguste BLANKENSTEIN
Sex: F
Birthdate: January 27, 1857
Birthplace: Barby, Germany
Death date: January 23, 1858
Place of death: Barby, Germany
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Child No. 5: Caroline Johanna Elisabeth "Lina" BLANKENSTEIN
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Birthdate: May 2, 1859
Birthplace: Barby, Germany
Death date: January 23, 1941
Place of death: Waco, McLennan Co., Texas
Marriage date: December 7, 1879
Marriage place: Waco, McLennan Co., Texas
Spouse's name: Carl Richard SCHMALTZ

Child No. 6: Paul Johannes BLANKENSTEIN
Sex: M
Birthdate: April 13, 1861
Birthplace: Barby, Germany
Death date: July 8, 1862
Place of death: Barby, Germany
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Child No. 7: Rosalie BLANKENSTEIN
Sex: F
Birthdate: April 29, 1863
Birthplace: Barby, Germany
Death date: July 27, 1866
Place of death: Barby, Germany
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Child No. 8: Marie "Mary" BLANKENSTEIN
Sex: F
Birthdate: April 9, 1865
Birthplace: Barby, Germany
Death date: January 25, 1949
Place of death: Waco, McLennan Co., Texas
Marriage date: February 14, 1884
Marriage place: Cleburne, Johnson Co., Texas
Spouse's name: John BAADE

Child No. 9: Ernest August BLANKENSTEIN
Sex: M
Birthdate: May 2, 1867
Birthplace: Barby, Germany
Death date: March 23, 1937
Place of death: Temple, Bell Co., Texas
Marriage date: July 17, 1884
Marriage place: Marlin, Falls Co., Texas
Spouse's name: Myra Evelyn "Nannie" WEEKS

Child No. 10: Johann BLANKENSTEIN
Sex: M
Birthdate: April 2, 1870
Birthplace: Barby, Germany
Death date: About 1872
Place of death: Defiance, Ohio
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Documentation:
* Gottfried and Dorothea's daughter, Lina Schmaltz, was widowed in 1896. Lina's second marriage was to John Henry Schroeder on July 18, 1900, in Waco, Tx.
* Gottfried and Dorothea Blankenstein immigrated to the U.S. in 1870. They lived in Pennsylvania a short while before moving to Defiance, Ohio, where they lived until 1878. In that year, they moved to Texas, settling at Cleburne, in Johnson Co. Dorothea died of pneumonia in 1881 after she had traveled in a stagecoach from Cleburne to Marlin, Texas, to visit her ill daughter, Louise Fink. Gottfried C. Blankenstein died in Waco, Tx. in 1900 and was buried in the First Street Cemetery in Waco near Fort Fisher.

Sources:
* Mrs. Alma Blankenstein Banik,
* Mrs. Marguerite Posey,
* Dianne Blankenstein,
* William Schmaltz,
* Roze Marie Forkel Edrington.
* Courthouse records of McLennan Co., Waco, Tx.
* Microfilm records of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Barby, Germany, obtained through the Mormon Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.
 

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