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Wilhelm Kersten and Wilhelmine Stenzel

HUSBAND:
Wilhelm KERSTEN. [How are we Related].
Born on 8 August 1823 at Boock, Kreis Randow, Pommern, Prussia; son of Johann KERSTEN and Wilhelmine WITT.

He married Wilhelmine STENZEL [F41] on 12 October 1850 at Boock, Kreis Randow, Pommern, Prussia.

He was a carpenter. He created his own blueprints. He was asked to go to the shipyards in Stettin to be an architect. His wife didn't want him to go. She didn't want to leave the farm. Therefore, they remained in Boock.

He died 4 August 1908 at Boock, Kreis Randow, Pommern, Prussia. His grandson, Max Paul Christian Kersten loved him very much. Wilhelm died while Max was away from home. On the night that Wilhelm died, Max saw him in a dream. He saw a bright light coming toward him. In the light he saw his grandfather Wilhelm. Wilhelm held out his had toward Max, and then he was gone. Max later received a letter from his family telling him that his grandfather Wilhelm had died on that very night.

WIFE:
Wilhelmine STENZEL.
Born 20 April 1825 at Boock, Kreis Randow, Pommern, Prussia; daughter of Christian STENZEL and Christine WITTKOPP.

She married Wilhelm KERSTEN on 12 October 1850 at Boock, Kreis Randow, Pommern, Prussia.

She died on 10 February 1913 at Boock, Kreis Randow, Pommern, Prussia.

CHILDREN of Wilhelm KERSTEN and Wilhelmine STENZEL:
  1. Karl August Wilhelm KERSTEN. Born 12 January 1852 at Boock, Kreis Randow, Pommern, Prussia. He married Friedericke Wilhelmine ELLMANN on 24 November 1876 at Klempenow, Kreis Randow, Pommern, Prussia. He was a Carpenter. They emigrated to America. He worked in the steel mills at Duluth. He helped his nephew, Max Paul Christian KERSTEN, emigrate to America by agreeing to be his sponsor. He died on 18 October 1950 at Duluth, Minnesota. Spouse of Karl August Wilhelm KERSTEN: Friedericke Wilhelmine ELLMANN. Born 24 FEB 1854 at Klempenow, Kreis Randow, Pommern, Prussia; daughter of Johann (Albert) ELLMANN and Caroline MATZ of Klempenow. Children of Karl August Wilhelm KERSTEN and Friedericke Wilhelmine ELLMANN:
  2. Wilhelmine Friedericke Auguste KERSTEN. Born 31 AUG 1855 at Boock, Kreis Randow, Pommern, Prussia. She married 5 MAR 1881 at Boock, Kreis Randow, Pommern, Prussia Franz Ernest Karl BETHSOLD, son of Johann Wilhelm BETHSOLD [F44] and Dorothea Caroline MOLL [F45]. She died 11 SEP 1936 [1937 - S3]. [see her husband for their children].
  3. Wilhelm August Karl KERSTEN. [How are we Related]. Born 7 July 1858 at Boock, Kreis Randow, Pommern, Prussia. He married Berta Ernestine Caroline BARTEL on 10 July 1886 at Boock, Kreis Randow, Pommern, Prussia. He died on 3 November 1943.
  4. August Carl Wilhelm KERSTEN. Born 17 August 1860 at Boock, Kreis Randow, Pommern, Prussia. He died 2 January 1862 at Boock, Kreis Randow, Pommern, Prussia.
  5. Albert Wilhelm KERSTEN. Born 7 November 1862 at Boock, Kreis Randow, Pommern, Prussia. He died 2 May 1863 at Boock, Kreis Randow, Pommern, Prussia.
  6. Berta Ernestine Augusta KERSTEN. Born 14 JUN 1866 at Boock, Kreis Randow, Pommern, Prussia. She married 2 FEB 1894 at Boock, Kreis Randow, Pommern, Prussia to Rudolf August Emil GIESE. She died 15 MAY 1955 at Boock, Kreis Randow, Pommern, Prussia. Spouse of Berta Ernestine Augusta KERSTEN: Rudolf August Emil GIESE. Born in 1865; son of Dorothea KASSUBE. He was a farmer. He died 13 MAY 1953 in Boock, Kreis Randow, Pommern, Prussia. Children of Berta Ernestine Augusta KERSTEN and Rudolf August Emil GIESE:


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