Hi, from the surnames of your ancestors, I ascertained that they would be from the Ostriesland area of northwest Germany, which is where Emden is. Emden, IL was named for Emden Germany. I also googled "Ubbenga" and found the following on the Ostfriesland Genealogy website:
Wednesday, August 06, 2008 — Michael msc...@aol.com
Meindert Ubbenga Emden 1843 US circa 1874
It appears that someone else is climbing your tree!
rfs in omaha, ne
On Sun, 4 Jan 2009 18:39:33 -0800 (PST) billd52...@gmail.com writes:
> This is my great-great-great-grandpa. He was born on or about > October > 13, 1843. He married Lena Behrends who was born on December 23, > 1853. > When they move to the US they settled in Hartsburg, IL which is in > Logan County. The town nearest to Hartsburg is Emden, IL. I find it > ironic that there is an Emden, Germany and that they lived by > Emden, > IL. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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