The ancestral home of the Brakhage family was in the Lippe Detmold region of Germany. Marriage and birth records for generations of the family can be found in the records of St. Johann Lutheran Church in Lemgo. The christening record of Louise Wilhelmine Henriette Brakhage (pictured left) and her siblings show a birthplace of Entrup. Louise's father, Johann Heinrich Brakhage moved his family to America in the mid 19th century. They settled in the Marion Township of Ft. Wayne, IN. According to Louise Brakhage Reisinger's granddaughter Frances Natho Sutton, the Brakhage farm was located near Concordia College. Young George Reisinger boarded with the family while he was a ministerial student at that college. At the Brakhage farm he met his future bride, Johann Henrich Brakhage's daughter Louise. The couple married in 1856, a week after George was ordained a Lutheran minister.
Family of Louisa Wilhelmine Henriette Brakhage
Louise Wilhelmine Henriette Brakhage (Johann Heinrich, Johann Heinrich) was born February 06, 1839 in Entrup, Lippe-Detmold, Germany, and died February 17, 1888 in Wilton, Muscatine Co, IA. She was christened February 17, 1839 in St. Johann Lutheran Church, Lemgo, Lippe-Detmold, Germany. She married Rev. George Christian Reisinger, third son of Johann Georg Reisinger and his 2nd wife Maria Barbara Beilstein, on September 21, 1856 in Ft. Wayne, Allen County, IN. He was born April 05, 1831 in Wembach, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, and died May 23, 1902 in Springville, Erie Co, NY. Louise was initially buried on Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton, IA on February 21, 1888. She appeared to have been moved, first to the Natho plot in Springhill Cemetery, Danville, IL, then again moved to the Reisinger plot in Springhill after the death of her husband.
Children of Louise Brakhage and George Reisinger are:
Descendants of Johann Heinrich Brakhage
Generation No. 1
Johann Henrich Brakhage was born Abt. 1773 in Germany. He married Catarine Elisabeth Ehlenbrok July 15, 1804 in St. Johann Lutheran Church, Lemgo, Lippe Detmold, Germany.
Child of Johann Henrich Brakhage and Catarine Elisabeth Ehlenbrok is:
Generation No. 2
Johann Heinrich Brakhage (Johann Henrich) was born August 04, 1804 in Lippe Detmold, Germany, and died October 03, 1880 in Marion Township, Allen County, IN. He married Maria Wilhelmine Buhr November 12, 1826 in St. Johann Lutheran Church, Lemgo, Lippe Detmold, Germany. She was born January 02, 1804 in Germany, and died February 14, 1884 in Marion Township, Allen County, IN.
1860 Allen Co, IN Census, Marion Township, p. 565, #897-898
Children of Johann Heinrich Brakhage and Maria Wilhelmine Buhr are:
|St. Johann Lutheran Church, Lemgo Parish,
Lippe-Detmold (translations from original
church records courtesy of James D. Batchelor of Wilton, IA)
Marriage: Johann Heinrich Brakhage N. 11 from Entrup, and Catharine Elisabeth Ehlenbrok from Horn. Lemgo? July 15, 1804
Their son, Johann Henrich was born August 4, baptized August 12, 1804, Witnesses: 1. Joh. Friedrich Brakhage, 2. Franz Henrich Schäfer, 3. Simon Niebuhr, all from Entrup.
Marriage: November 12, 1826 Johann Henrich Brakhage from N. 11, Entrup to Marie Whilhelmina Bueren __?____ Lindemann from N. 36 from Wehrendorf from ___?_____
Baptism: Louisa Wilhelmina Henrietta born Feb. 6, and baptized Feb. 17, 1839, Father: Johann Henrich Brakhage, Mother Wilhelmina Bueren. Witnesses 1. Henrietta Marie Herm, 2. Louisa Prost, 3. Henrietta Niebuhr,
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