Saturday, April 16, 2016

Peter Westerhouse - Early Years #3

Peter's mother's and grandparent's family, on his mother's side, attended the St. Marien Lutheran Church located in  Wallenbrück, Herford, Westphalia, Prussia.

Peter's grandfather on his mother's side was Caspar Heinrich Brandt, born 3 December 1774, on farm #15 in Diemke, Wallenbrück, Herford, Westphalia, Prussia.  Peter's grandmother, Catharina Ilsabein Kleinegödinghaus, was born 27 July 1768, on farm #18 in Mantershagen, Wallenbrück, Herford, Westphalia, Prussia. St. Marien Lutheran Church records confirm this information.

Peter's mother was Anna Maria Ilsabein Brandt, born 9 May 1803, on farm #16 in Diemke, Wallenbrück, Herford, Westphalia, Prussia. She was christened at St. Marien Lutheran Church in Wallenbrück, Herford, Westphalia, Prussia, 13 May 1803.  St. Marien Lutheran Church records confirm this information.  


St. Marien Lutheran Church Exterior

Peter's mother was the middle child.  Her older siblings were:
          Catherine Elisabeth Brandt, born 2 June 1795
          Peter Heinrich Brandt, born 26 December 1797
          Anna Margaretha Brandt, born 21 August 1800

Her younger siblings were:    
          Marie Elisabeth Brandt, born 8 June 1806
          Peter Heinrich Brandt, born 15 May 1809
          Catharine Ilsabein Brandt, born 25 May 1812

All the children were born on farm #16 in Diemke, Wallenbrück, Herford, Westphalia, Prussia. This information was found at Family Search, an online church index, and needs further verification with church records.  

St. Marien Lutheran Church Interior 


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