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DÜCK GENEALOGY

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DÜCK SIDE: PETER GRÖNING LINE

Eric Richard Krause, January 26, 1943,
Leamington, Ontario, CANADA

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GRÖNING ANCESTORS

My Great-Great-Grand Mother

Justina Gröning,
(Known also as Widow Enns: Herman Kornelius Enns)
May 11, 1823 - October 24, 1903,
Halbstadt, Molotschna, South RUSSIA - Halbstadt, Molotschna, South RUSSIA
[m. Peter Johann Dück, July 14,1833 - December 24, 1887]

My Great-Great-Great-Grand Father

Peter Groening,
1796 - [?]

[m. Sara Balzer, 1800 - [?]]

My Great-Great-Great-Great-Grand Father

 Peter Peter Groening,
c. 1768 - 1778 to 1827

[m. Justina Friesen - c. 1780 - [?]]

My Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grand Father

Peter Groening

GRÖNING DESCENDANTS

Peter Groening
(? - ?)

  • Children:

    • Peter Groening (b. 1768 to 1778 - 1827)

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Peter Groening
(1768 to 1778 - 1827)

  • Birth: [1768], 1771 [b. 1778, Krebsfeld, Prussia]

  • Death: 1827 in Halbstadt, Molotschna, South Russia

  • First Marriage: Christine Friesen (b. c. 1775)

  • Second Marriage, 1795: Justina Friesen (b. 1780), Krebsfeld, Prussia

    • Children:

  • Peter (b. 1796 - ), Krebsfeld, Prussia

  • Catharina [Catarina, Katharina] (1799 - ) [b. 1798, Krebsfeld, Prussia]

  • Christine (b. c. 1801 - ), Krebsfeld, Prussia

  • Anganetha (b. c. 1804 - ), Krebsfeld, Prussia [More likely born in Molotschna, South Russia]

  • Justina (b. c. 1806 - ), Krebsfeld, Prussia [More likely born in Molotschna, South Russia]

  • Abraham Groening [b. 1807 - ], (b. November 22 [November 27], 1808, Halbstadt, Molotschna, South Russia - April 27, 1834, Halbstadt, Molotschna, South Russia, and  married 29 [24] Oct 1831 in Marienburg, Prussia Anna Wiens (March 9, 1810 - September 14, 1876)

    • Children

      • Abraham Groening (b. 24 AUG 1832)

      • Franz Groening (b. 30 JAN 1834) in Halbstadt, Molotschna, South Russia

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Peter Peter Groening
(1796 - )

  • Birth: b. 1796 - , Krebsfeld, Prussia
  • Marriage: Sara Balzer (1800 - )
  • Children:
    • Justina Groening (b. May 11, 1823 - October 24, 1903) and Herman Kornelius Enns (b. March 18, 1818-January 16, 1855), then Peter Dueck (b. July 14, 1833-December 24, 1887)

ANCESTRAL GENEALOGICAL NOTES

STORY abt. Justina Groening.  She was a widow Enns when she married Peter J. Dueck

The Mennonite church split into Grosse and Kleine Gemeinde (Large and Small congregation).

The Kleine (Small) congregation thought the church was getting too worldly and had separated from the Grosse (Large) congregation around 1812 - 1815.  

Justina's relatives, the Groenings and Baltzers,  were Kleine  (Small). When Justina married her first husband Herman Enns they too were Kleine (Small).  All the Enns' who were Kleine gemeinde left for America in the 1870s. They farmed the original Groening Wirtschaft #16 in Halbstadt. After her first husband Herman Enns died in 1855 Justina remarried.  

Justina Groening/Enns was a widow with 5 young Enns children under 14 years of age.  She had a full farm to look after and it must have been quite a prosperous one.  From all accounts, by the 1850s, there were families that could afford the luxury of hiring farm labourers, housemaids, coachmen, etc.  A year after becoming a widow, on Feb. 16, 1856, she married Peter Johann Dueck.  Peter was one of her hired men and 10 years younger than she and the church had a problem with that.  

An old diary written by a Kleine Gemeinde minister states that he visited widow Enns on January 4, 1856 in Halbstadt and counseled her that she would live in sin if she married the young worker and that she would not be welcome in their church.  Peter was 23 and she was 33 when they married.  

P.S. Through this Justina Groening you [Eric] are a 5th cousin to Matt Groening of The Simpsons!!!! [Note: or a 4th Cousin, once removed]

[Supplied by Louise (Mathies) Ross]

[Note: Mat Groening is also related to my Kornelsen side. For you see, Justina Groening had first married Kornelius Enns (March 18, 1818-January 16, 1855) and when Heinrich Kornelsen (March 1, 1904 - January 10, 1996), brother of Maria Mietz Kornelsen (May 5, 1900 - April 2, 1991) - my grandmother - married "Mary" ENNS, who is in direct line back to Kornelius Enns, bingo, back to Matt Groening. - Supplied by Eric Krause]

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Peter Groening (c. 1796 - ) and Sara Balzer (1800 - )

Eric Krause   -----------------------------------------------------------   Matt Groening

http://www.wolframalpha.com/

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Hi Eric

 I've been in touch with Louise Ross and she told me about your geneology website. Justina Groening was married twice and her first husband was Herman Enns my great great grandfather on my mother's side. That makes Justina my great great grandmother. Seems we're related on both sides of my family and yours ....

Margreta (Kornelsen) Gronski
Mon, 03 Jan 2011 10:15:05 -0400

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Taken shortly before her death

(Helen Koop Johnson, Tapestry of Ancestral Footprints (1995), p. 65c)

(1) PARTIAL GROENING TREE

Peter Groening (Unknown) and Unknown

[Son] Peter Peter Groening (c. (1768-1771) - 1827) and Christine Friesen (c. 1775-),
then Justina Friesen (c. 1780 - )

  • [Son] Peter Groening (c. 1796 - ) and Sara Balzer (1800 - )
  • [Daughter] Justina Groening (May 11, 1823 - October 24, 1903) and Herman Kornelius Enns (March 18, 1818 - January 16, 1855), then Peter Johann Dueck (July 14,1833 - December 24, 1887)

 

 

 

  • [Son] Abraham Groening (November 22 [November 27], 1808 - April 27, 1834) and  Anna Wiens (March 9, 1810 - September 14, 1876)
  • [Son] Franz Groening (January 30, 1834 - June 20, 1901) and Katharina Loewen (November 24, 1839 - February 2, 1868)
  • [Son] Abram [Abraham] Groening (January 11, 1866 - May 01, 1949) and Aganetha Klaassen (November 14, 1868 - August 11, 1944)
  • [Son] Abram A. Groening [Abram Abraham Groening; AA Groening] (March 17, 1894 - August 7, 1917) and Elizabeth Nickel (November 8, 1893 -March 29, 1975)

  • [Son] Homer Philip Groening and Margaret Wiggum

  • [Son] Matthew Abram Groening (February 15, 1954 - ) and Deborah Caplan

(2) DÜCK / GROENING TREE

  • Jacob Dück (1756 -)  and Helene Friesen (1779 -)

  • (Son) Johann Dück (September 10, 1802 - September 25, 1875)  and Maria Loewen (February 15, 1807 - February 27, 1868)

  • (Son) Peter Johann Dück (July 14,1833 - December 24, 1887) and Justina Groening (May 11, 1823 - October 24, 1903)


(3) SOME CONNECTIONS THROUGH GROENING TREE

ENNS

  • Kornelius Enns (August 11, 1788 - November 15, 1826) and Suzanna Neufeld (November 10, 1793 - March 16, 1829)
  • [Son] Herman Kornelius Enns (March 18, 1818 - January 16, 1855) and Justina Groening (May 11, 1823 - October 24, 1903)

[Helen Koop Johnson, Tapestry of Ancestral Footprints (1995), p. 56]

  • Note: Justina Groening (May 11, 1823 - October 24, 1903) is also related to the wife of Heinrich Kornelsen (March 1, 1904-January 10, 1996), - brother
    of Maria Mietz Kornelsen (May 5, 1900 - April 2, 1991)] - he married Maria C J "Mary" Enns  who is a descendant of  Kornelius Enns (August 11, 1788 - November 15, 1826)

 

 

 

 

 

REGIER

  • Johann “Hans” Regier (b. August 12, 1759) and Catharina Epp (b. February 9, 1764-)
  • [Daughter] Aganetha Regier (1793-1863) and Johann Johann Klassen (July 19, 1785 - 1841)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PETERS

  • Gerhard Peters (Before 1752-)

  • Gerhard Gerhard Peters (August 10, 1772-February 15, 1848) and Agatha Bueckert (December 6, 1778-February 26, 1846)

  • Franz Gerhard B Peters (October  27, 1810-March 8, 1849) and Justina A Lemke (Lemmke) (April 10, 1815-March 1, 1857)   

  • Gerhard Franz L Peters (February 28, 1838, Schoenau, Molotschna, South Russia-May 1, 1907, Schoenfeld, Schoenfeld, South Russia) and Sara H G Enns (December 6, 1847- January 12, 1921, Rudnerweide, Molotschna, South Russia) [They had a store so were called Petashbount Peters]

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[Through cousin Helen (Ehrlicher) Koppel in Arizona I found out we have a relative called Aganetha Rogalski in Winnipeg who is our 1/2-2nd cousin and also our 3rd cousin. Her mother was Maria Peters whose mother was Sara Enns, whose mother was Justina Groening whose first husband was an Enns. Justina Groening's 2nd husband was Peter J. Dueck, whose son was Johann P. Dueck, whose son by his first marriage was Abram Dueck, 1/2 brother to mother Margaretha Dueck/Mathies. -- Above narrative supplied by Louise Ross]

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EPP

  • Peter Epp (1681/90-1733) and Anna Claassen, (1683-1730)

  • [Son] Peter Epp (January 23, 1725-) and Catharina Wiens (November 12, 1730-January 6, 1776)

  • [Daughter] Catharina Epp (February 9, 1764-) and Johann “Hans” Regier (b. August 12, 1759)

 

 

KLASSEN

  • Abraham Klassen (February 17, 1721/1722-October 21, 1788 and Katharina Dyck (May 3, 1724-December 15, 1779)
  • [Son] Johann Klaassen (March 8, 1758-October 9, 1812) and Helena Konrad (September 29, 1752-Novemebr 30, 1818
  • [Son] Johann Johann Klaassen (July 19, 1785-October 28, 1841)
  • [Son] Rev. Abram [Abraham] Regier Klassen (September 9, 1828-August 26, 1906) [Rev. Abram R. Klassen] and Helena Martens (May 28,1833-May 6, 1894)
  • [Daughter] Aganetha Klaassen (November 14, 1868-August 11, 1944) and Abram [Abraham] Groening (January 11, 1866-May 01, 1949)

MARTENS

  • Gerhard Martens and Unknown

  • [Son] Gerhard Gerhard Martens (c. 1788 -January 31, 1842) and Anna Klein (1805-).

  • [Daughter] Helena Martens (May 28,1833-May 6, 1894) and Rev. Abram [Abraham] Regier Klassen  [Rev. Abram R. Klassen]  (September 9, 1828-August 26, 1906)

 

 


(4) THE GROENINGS ET AL

  • Matthew Abram Groening (pronounced /ˈɡreɪnɪŋ/ GRAY-ning) was born February 15, 1954 in Portland, Oregon: Father, Homer Philip Groening; Mother, Margaret Wiggum; Homer, born in Main Centre, Saskatchewan, Canada, grew up in a Mennonite, Plattdeutsch-speaking family. Matt's grandfather Abram Groening was a professor at Tabor College, a Mennonite Brethren liberal arts college in Hillsboro, Kansas before moving to Albany College (now known as Lewis and Clark College) in Oregon in 1930 --- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Groening

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  • First Marriage: Peter Groening (b. c. 1771) and Christine Friesen (b. c. 1775)

  • Second Marriage: Peter Groening (b. c. 1771) and Justina [?] (b. c. 1780)

    • Children from both marriages:

      • Peter (c. 1796 - ) married Sara Balzer (b. 1800) - Children: Justina: (May 11, 1823 - October 24, 1903) who married Herman Kornelius Enns (March 18, 1818 - January 16, 1855), and later Peter Johann Dueck (July 14, 1833 - December 24, 1887)

      • Catharina (1799 - )

      • Christine (c. 1801 - )

      • Anganetha (c. 1804 - )

      • Justina (c. 1806 - )

      • Abraham (c. 1807 - )

[Helen Koop Johnson, Tapestry of Ancestral Footprints (1995), p. 51]


Johann Regier 1802-42.

Oberschulze (Vorsteher) Johann Regier was the son of Catharina Epp (b. 1764) and Johann “Hans” Regier (b. 1759) who settled in Kronsgarten near Ekaterinoslav shortly after 1800. Catharina was the daughter of Peter Epp (1725-89), renown Ältester of the Danziger Old Flemish Gemeinde who spearheaded the immigration to Russia in the 1780s. Another daughter Aganetha Regier (1793-1863) married Johann Klassen (1785-1841), Tiegerweide (originally Tiege), who served as Oberschulze of the Molotschna Colony from 1827-33. Aganetha and Johann Klassen had a daughter Aganetha married to David A. Friesen (1807-93), Halbstadt, Oberschulze of the Molotschna from 1848-65. Son Abraham Klassen (1828-1906) was a Kleine Gemeinde minister and eventually settled in Alexanderfeld, Ks. His descendants include Matt Groening, founder of the TV show “The Simpsons”. Catharina Epp and Johann Regier had another daughter Katharina married to Martin J. Barkman (1796-1872), Rückenau. Their son Jakob (1824- 75) was a Kleine Gemeinde minister who drowned in the Red River in 1875.

Johann Regier (1802-42) lived in Schönsee. He served as Oberschulze or district mayor of the Molotschna from 1833-41 succeeding his brother-in- law Klassen. Dr. James Urry has written: “...Johann Regier....even according to his opponents, was a competent administrator. Assisted by the district secretary appointed by the government, Regier was a keen supporter of the Agricultural Union as Cornies expanded its activities. But Regier had a dreadful weakness: he drank to excess. As his drinking problems increased he was called before his congregation and forced to repent his ways. Repentance, however, did not result in increased sobriety, and Warkentin, obviously faced with a dilemma if Regier was banned by his congregation yet remained district mayor, appealed to the other elders to assist him in a complaint to the Guardian’s Committee which might result in Regier’s removal. The other [pietistic] elders, no doubt suspicious of Warkentin’s motives, refused to support such a move. They pointed out that the affairs of the District Office were all in order and that Regier’s drinking did not interfere with his fulfilling the duties of office,” (Urry, 127-128).

In spite of strong opposition Regier was elected for a third term in 1838. For the next term starting in 1842, Jakob Warkentin put up his own candidate for Oberschulze, namely, Peter Toews, of Tiege. In spite of his successful election Johann Regier continued to carry out the duties of Oberschulze even though his term had expired. Another election was ordered but Regier died before it was completed with the result that Peter Toews was elected with 800 votes (see Golden Years, 285). Historian Henry Schapansky has speculated whether Johann Regier may also have been a pietist which would help explain why Cornies defended him so loyally: “His daughter and the Defehr relatives were among the first Brüdergemeinders.”

http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/admin/vh_external/plettfoundation/Preservings/Preservings24.pdf  - Preservings, No. 24, December, 2004


Homer Simpson has Canadian Mennonite roots

First comes the news that the irreverent, beer-guzzling, dough- nut-chomping cartoon character Homer Simpson is Canadian.

Now it turns out he’s got Mennonite roots as well. “The Simpsons” is a popular television show created by Matt Groening. In a front-page article in the August 23 Regina Leader-Post, Scott Foster notes that Homer Simpson is named after Matt’s father, Homer Groening, who was born to Mennonite parents in Main Centre, Saskatchewan, in 1919.

Matt’s great-grandfather had moved to the area from the United States in 1908 to homestead. Most of the family, except an Uncle Frank who married a local woman, Agnes Cornelson, later returned to the U.S.

Asked about Homer Simpson’s ancestry at a comedy festival in Montreal this summer, Matt Groening said that since his Dad was born in Canada and Homer was named for him, “that would make Homer Simpson a Canadian.”

The revelation created a small buzz in the media.

“I hope Canadians won’t hold it against the show now that they know,” Groening said.

(A web check reveals that Great-Grandmother Groening was Aganetha Klassen, daughter of Kleine Gemeinde minister Abraham Klassen of Kansas.)

Although Matt Groening named the Simpsons’ characters after family members, he insists the personalities do not match. In fact, says reporter Foster, Homer Groening was the “antithesis” of the Simpson character. He was “a model citizen,“ active in the Boy Scout movement and later attending Linfield College, a Baptist school. He was a decorated war hero.

He was also filmmaker, cartoonist, and ad man who inspired his son Matt.

“He was a hard-working, complicated guy who had a lot of conflicting impulses,” Matt has said of the real-life Homer. “He was raised as a Mennonite, which is sort of like the Amish, and he spoke German until he went to school. He and I had a contentious relationship.”

To those Mennonites uncomfortable with the Simpson connections, Bart Simpson would probably say, “Don’t have a cow!” Main Centre oldtimers might shake their heads a little over both Homers—real and fictional—and mutter that it just goes to show what can happen when you let the boys off the farm.

—Dora Dueck

http://www.canadianmennonite.org/vol06-2002/6-19/artsculture.html


CHILDREN OF PETER GROENING (1771) AND CHRISTINE FRIESEN (1775-), THEN JUSTINA [?]

  • Abraham [1807 - ]

  • Justina [1806 - ]

  • Anganetha [1804 - ]

  • Catarina [1798 - ]

  • Peter (1796 - )


[Matt Groening geb. 1954 (#28112), ist Gruender des Fernseh-Programms "Die Simpsons". Sein Urgrossvater Abraham Klassen (1828-1906), Prangenau, war ein Prediger der Kleinen Gemeinde und zog 1874 nach Amerika ]

Thus Matt Groening's  great-grandfather was Abraham Klassen (1828-1906)

[http://chortitza.heim.at/BProm.htm ]


27.Rev. Abram Regier Klassen 1828-1906 Helena Martens 1833-1894

Already a minister when he arrived in Rosenort, Rev. Klassen seemingly had many arguments with other leaders. Discontent with both the church and the countryside of southern Manitoba he packed his bags and moved to Alexanderfeld, Kansas. His leanings were toward baptism by immersion and later it seems he was rebaptized and became a KMB minister? His best known offspring is Matt Groening - creator of the Simpsons.

http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~eidse/pioneers.html


Hi Lori,


Johann Klaassen, born in 1758 and married to Helena Konrad. They had Johann Johann Klaassen who married Aganetha Regier. Their child Abraham Klaassen born on Sept 9, 1828 and died in 1906 was married to Helena Martens. They had 16 children but 9 lived to adulthood. Of the 9, one was Peter A. Klaassen (my great grandfather) and his sister Aganetha Klaassen (married Abram Groening...they were the great grandparents of SIMPSONS creator Matt Groening who is my 3rd cousin...but never met him). Peter A. Klaassen married Maria Jantzen in 1892 in Hillsboro, Kansas. They had 17 children. One of thiers was Daniel W. Klaassen, my grandfather. He married Tina Klassen(daughter of ARD.D Klassen and Margaretha Braun...A.R.D Klassen was the grandson of DAVID KLASSEN...delegate from Russia...and they were in the first wave of Mennonites on July 31, 1874 who arrived in Manitoba.). Daniel W. Klaassen and Tina Klassen had 6 children. My mother Fern Klaassen married Tony Longo.

Sincerely,
Cameron Longo

http://boards.tiscali.ancestry.co.uk/surnames.klaassen/23/mb.ashx

Cameron Longo

Where are you from?
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Where did your Epp Family originate
in Prussia, I believe

List your Epp Family Genealogy:
 

Peter Epp born in 1681/90 and died 1733, who married Anna Claassen, born 1683 and died 1730. They had Peter Epp, born Jan 23, 1725 in Prussia, who married Catharina Wiens, born Nov 12, 1730 and she died Jan 6, 1776. Their daughter Catharina Epp was born Feb 9, 1764 in Danzing Prussia. She married Hans Regier, born Aug 12, 1759. Their daughter Aganetha Regier married Johann Johann Klaassen born July 19, 1785 in Vistula River, Poland. They had a son [sic] named Abraham Klaassen (a KLEINE GEMEINDE minister) born in Sept 9, 1828, who married Helena Martens. They had 16 children, with Peter A Klaassen( and his sister Aganetha Klaassen marrying Abram Groening, she was the great grandmother of Matt Groening, creator of the tv show THE SIMPSONS) married Maria Jantzen in Jan 20, 1890 in Hillsboro, Kansas. They had been born in Russia. They had 17 children, including Daniel W. Klaassen born in 1909. He married Tena Klassen(daughter of Abram R.D. Klassen and Margaretha Braun). They had 6 children including Fern Klaassen, my mother. My mother married Antonino Longo and had 5 children, including me, Cameron Longo born in 1972.

Do you have any comments or suggestions?
Interesting to read all the family trees, and to find out how we are all related. Since I was adopted into the Klaassen-Longo family, and as an adult, I have traced my roots on my Native/French/Scottish side back to the 1600's. In my Metis family lineage, there is so much intermarriage going on...that in one community in Duck Bay, Manitoba, everyone is related, not once, or twice, but sometimes up to 10 times...(eg...second cousin, sibling, half second cousin, married to third cousin once removed, fourth cousin, fifth half cousin etc...very hard to document but kind of amusing)...similar to Mennonite family tree that I have done in our Klaassen/Jantzen/Braun/Heinrichs/Klassen tree...

http://pub22.bravenet.com/guestbook/show2.php?usernum=1842770198


Hello,
Just found out that Matt Groening, the creator of the tv show THE SIMPSONS is my third cousin! I knew that my adopted family of Mennonite heritage seems to be related to every other Mennonite, it seems.
Matt's dad Homer Groening, and my Mom are second cousins. My Grandpa Daniel Klaassen is first cousin to Matt's grandpa Abram A Groening. Matt's great grandpa and grandma are Abraham Groening who married Aganetha Klaassen. Aganetha Klaassen is the sister to my great grandpa P. A. Klaassen (or Peter A. Klaassen). Their parents are Abraham Klaassen and Helena (nee Martens) Klaassen, who were born in Russia.

Anyhow,
Later!

http://cameronlongo.blogspot.com/2004_11_01_archive.html


The Groenings, The Simpsons and The Mennonites
posted by Tim Nafziger on 08/16/07 at 12:03 PM

In honor of the recent release of The Simpsons Movie, I've invited Dale Suderman in as a guest blogger to share some little known history of the Simpsons.

"The Simpsons" is the best satire of contemporary American culture. For those interested in Mennonites involved in mass culture, it is also a case study of a family morphing from immigrant Mennonite experience to pop culture celebrity in four generations.

For two decades "The Simpsons" cartoon show on the Fox network has made people laugh and groan at the antics of the most dysfunctional—but ultimately loving-- family in America. Homer and Marj Simpson and their three children, Bart the brat, Lisa the child genius and Maggie the pacifier-sucking infant along with Grandpa Abraham live in the mythical city of Springfield.

The creative genius of the show, Matt Groening, has been coy about Springfield's location—even suggesting it might be Winnipeg, Manitoba since his father was born Canadian. He has alluded to the Mennonite and Germany language origins of his family. Matt Groening has recreated his own family tree in the names of his cartoon characters. Most obviously, his real life parents are Homer and Margaret Groening, and he does have a sister named Lisa.

The show is preoccupied with religious— and some might say also sacrilegious -- themes. From Reverend Lovejoy—of complex denominational identity to neighbor Ned Flanders—the born-again, Bible believing neighbor, Groening wrestles with complex issues of faith and meaning in all his characters.

When Bart's tree house burns down, the Amish show up for a barn raising. Marj says, "Oh, those Amish are so industrious, unlike those shiftless Mennonites and the scene shifts to "Mennonites" shooting dice and smoking cigarettes. In-jokes like this go over the heads of most viewers.

Reconstructing the genealogy of Matt Groening one finds a fascinating saga.

The story begins in the 1870s when Abraham Groening emigrated from the Ukraine and became a leading member of the Gnadenau Krimmer Mennonite Brethren church located southwest of Hillsboro in Marion County, Kansas. He was a school board member of a one-room school district and hired his 16-year-old son, Abram Abraham Groening—soon known as AA Groening-- to teach a room full of youngsters—most of them his siblings.

In 1908, AA Groening is among the first 39 students in the newly opened Tabor College meeting in the Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro. Seven years later he graduates and begins some graduate work at Kansas University and teaches part-time at his alma mater. He is what is known as a promising young lad.

But there is a shadow on the horizon. War fever is breaking out with the looming conflict with Germany. The Groenings speak both High German and the Plautdeutsch dialect. They are pacifists by religious conviction. A draft notice is sent to AA Groening.

Vigilante groups in Kansas are out to prove their patriotism and protect America by kicking some German pacifist's butt. One night, they pick Abraham Groening as a target. He gets wind of this and drives his family to his brother-in-law's house. John Siebert hides the car in the barn, the Groenings in the attic and tells his own family to keep quiet. The youngest child was told she nearly suffocated as her sister held her hand over her mouth to keep quiet. The vigilantes came on horseback with torches and guns, circling the house but not entering. Shortly thereafter, on September 18, 1918 the pater familias Abraham Groening had a quick farm sale and moved his family to Hepburn, Saskatchewan. Apparently they later relocated to Main Centre, Saskatchewan.

According to the Investigative Reports of the Bureau of Investigation, 1908-1922, roll # 705, an agent from the Bureau of Investigation—the predecessor of the FBI—came to Hillsboro looking for AA Groening. He interrogated John Siebert rather firmly. Siebert claims he does not speak the English so good, does not recall ever discussing religion or politics with Groening and says that Groening went to Canada because he thought farming would be easier near the Arctic Circle.

The draft-dodging AA Groening marries in Canada, begins a family and has a son named Homer. When the war is over he does more graduate work at the University of California and returns to Tabor College as a professor in 1920. By 1930 he is Dean of Tabor College and instrumental in starting the athletic department. His parents Abraham Groening have also returned to Hillsboro and retire there.

In 1930, AA Groening and family—including his ten-year-old son Homer move to Oregon where AA teaches at Albany College—later known as Lewis and Clark College.

Homer marries Margaret Wiggam. He has strong aesthetic interests and works in advertising but also makes films and writes poetry and cartoons. He fights in World War Two as a pilot—which probably produced some interesting conversations with his father.

Homer and Margaret have a son Matthew Abram Groening born in 1954. Matt remembers his father's encouragement for sketching and cartooning. Matt graduates from Evergreen College, gets a slacker job in a record store and begins selling his cartoons known as "Life in Hell" from the front counter. He gets an offer to do a cartoon series and the Simpsons begin. The pop icon names his son, Matthew Abram Groening—the fourth generation to use this biblical name.

In 1972, AA Groening returns to Tabor College to receive a distinguished alumni award. He and his wife walk through the old church building where he first took college classes.

In the 1980s Homer Groening returns to Hillsboro and takes assorted cousins and relatives to lunch at the old Iron Kettle Restaurant—the hangout of towns peoples and farmers. He thanks them for their kindness to his family.

This is an inter-generational saga. Abraham Groening is an immigrant from the Ukraine to central Kansas and part of the larger Mennonite migration. He is a leader in the Krimmer Mennonite Brethren Church—a group somewhat more conservative than even the pietist Mennonite Brethren. The faith that prompted him to relocate his family a second time to Canada to avoid the drafting of his sons into the military is complex and unknown. His son Abram Abraham Groening is equally complex and worthy of more research. Here is a man who goes from teaching in a one-room school at age sixteen to a doctorate in science with time at Kansas University, the University of California—probably Berkeley, and the University of Chicago. Somehow he is able to return to his Mennonite Brethren alma mater as faculty and even briefly as Dean without controversy. He moves on to Oregon and continues a distinguished career. His religious affiliation later in life is unknown.

Homer Groening bridges into the world of advertising, media and illustration. The fact that he is a WWII veteran must have produced some interesting dialogue with his father.

Matthew Abram Groening certainly knew the story of his family. While it is said that "Grandpa Abraham" was a mere coincidence presented by his scriptwriters, certainly Matt Groening has retained control of names used in the show.

How much of this is coincidence and merely the whimsy of a creative genius remains open to discussion. One suspects that a more careful examination of the life of AA Groening as the bridge figure would solve part of this puzzle.

A modified version of this article was published in the August 16, 2007 Hillsboro Free Press in the View from Afar column written by Dale Suderman. Thanks to the entire staff of the Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies (Hillsboro, Kansas) and other towns people for their assistance in researching this article. You can contact the writer at Dale.Suderman@gmail.com

http://www.themennonite.org/bloggers/timjn/posts/The_Groenings_The_Simpsons_and_The_Mennonites


  • Children of ABRAHAM GROENING and AGANETHA KLAASSEN are:

  • 134. i. ALMA ALICE6 GROENING.

  • 135. ii. THEODORE GROENING.

  • 136. iii. HELENA GROENING, b. October 23, 1888, Hillsboro, Kansas; d. December 26, 1965.
    iv. AGNES GROENING, b. April 05, 1890, Hillsboro, Kansas; d. July 19, 1891.

  • 137. v. AGNES GROENING, b. November 13, 1891, Hillsboro, Kansas.
    vi. KATHERINE GROENING, b. January 14, 1893, Hillsboro, Kansas; d. December 05, 1894.

  • 138. vii. ABRAM A. GROENING, b. March 17, 1894, Hillsboro, Kansas.

  • 139. viii. ANNA GROENING, b. February 09, 1896, Hillsboro, Kansas; d. March 19, 1990, Newton, Kansas.

  • 140. ix. FRANK GROENING, b. November 02, 1897, Hillsboro, Kansas.

  • 141. x. JACOB K. GROENING, b. August 17, 1899, Hillsboro, Kansas.

  • 142. xi. SAM GROENING, b. April 20, 1902, Hillsboro, Kansas.

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/w/i/e/Thomas-B-Wiens/GENE5-0007.html


1. Gerhard Martens. He married Unknown.

Child of Gerhard Martens and Unknown is:+ 2 i. Gerhard Gerhard Martens was born ABT 1788, and died 31 JAN 1842.

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2. Gerhard Gerhard Martens (Gerhard Martens1) was born ABT 1788, and died 31 JAN 1842. He married Anna Klein. She was born ABT 1805.

Child of Gerhard Gerhard Martens and Anna Klein is:+ 3 i. Helena Martens was born 28 MAY 1833 in Blumenort, Molotschna, South Russia, and died 6 MAY 1894 in Alexanderfeld, Marion Co, KS.

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Descendant Register, Generation No. 3

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3. Helena Martens (Gerhard Gerhard Martens2, Gerhard Martens1) was born 28 MAY 1833 in Blumenort, Molotschna, South Russia, and died 6 MAY 1894 in Alexanderfeld, Marion Co, KS. She married Abraham Klassen, son of Johann Johann Klassen and Aganetha Regier. He was born 9 SEP 1828 in Tiegerweide, Molotschna, South Russia, and died 26 AUG 1906 in Alexanderfeld, Marion Co, KS.

Child of Helena Martens and Abraham Klassen is:+ 4 i. Aganetha Klassen was born 14 NOV 1868 in Prangenau, Molotschna, South Russia, and died 11 AUG 1944.

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Descendant Register, Generation No. 4

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4. Aganetha Klassen (Helena Martens3, Gerhard Gerhard Martens2, Gerhard Martens1) was born 14 NOV 1868 in Prangenau, Molotschna, South Russia, and died 11 AUG 1944. She married Abraham Groening 8 JAN 1888, son of Franz Groening and Katharina Loewen. He was born 11 JAN 1866 in Goldberg, South Russia, and died 1 MAY 1949.

Child of Aganetha Klassen and Abraham Groening is:+ 5 i. Abram A. Groening was born 17 MAR 1894 in Hillsboro, KS.

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Descendant Register, Generation No. 5

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5. Abram A. Groening (Aganetha Klassen4, Helena Martens3, Gerhard Gerhard Martens2, Gerhard Martens1) was born 17 MAR 1894 in Hillsboro, KS. He married Elizabeth Nickel 7 AUG 1917. She was born 8 NOV 1893 in Fjedrovka, Russia, and died 29 MAR 1975.

Child of Abram A. Groening and Elizabeth Nickel is:+ 6 i. Living Groening.

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Descendant Register, Generation No. 6

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6. Living Groening (Abram A. Groening5, Aganetha Klassen4, Helena Martens3, Gerhard Gerhard Martens2, Gerhard Martens1). He married Living Wiggum.

Child of Living Groening and Living Wiggum is: 7 i. Living GROENING.

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=REG&db=updike&id=I07669


Name: Abraham Groening
Birth: 22 Nov 1808 - Russia
Marriage: 29 Oct 1831
Death: 27 Apr 1834 - Russia
Tree Name: Matt Groening

Name: Abraham Groening
Birth: 11 Jan 1866 - Russia
Marriage: 08 Jan 1888 - Alexanderfeld
Death: 01 May 1949 - Hillsboro, Kansas, USA
Tree Name: Matt Groening

Name: Abram A Groening
Birth: 17 Mar 1894 - Hillsboro, Kansas, USA
Marriage: 07 Aug 1917 - Hillsboro, Kansas, USA
Tree Name: Matt Groening

http://www.ancestry.com/community/researchers.aspx?fn=Abraham+Ulysses&ln=
Groening&by=1891&dy=&&dc=

http://www.ancestry.com/community/researchers.aspx?fn=Abraham+Ulysses&ln=
Groening&by=1891&dy=&&offset=10&dc=10&rp=BEEGZmYIgAAEBh13YpQ%3d&dir=forward


Name                                  Birth date                    Birth location                                        Death date                Death location               Age

Justina P B GROENING May 11, 1823              Halbstadt, Molotschna, S. Russia

Katharina GROENING    1799                             South Russia

Peter Peter GROENING  1768

Peter Peter GROENING  1796                              Prussia

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/j/a/n/Ruby-M-Janzen-WA/PDFCOL5.pdf - JANZEN/KARBER KONNECTTIONS


 

Descendants of Peter Groening (ca. 1768) and Justina Friesen whose grandson, Franz Groening (1834–1901) moved from Russia to Kansas in the 1870s. Information from the publication, The Groening–Wiebe Family 1768–1974 by Joel A. Wiebe et.al. Typescript. 58 p.


Name: Peter Groening
Sex: M
Marriage 1 Unknown
Children
Peter Peter Groening
b: ABT 1768

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=updike&id=I07661

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Name: Peter Peter Groening
Sex: M
Birth: ABT 1768
Death: 1827 in Halbstadt, Molotschna, South Russia

Father: Peter Groening
Mother: Unknown

Marriage 1 Justina Friesen b: ABT 1780
Children
Abraham Groening b: 27 NOV 1808 in Halbstadt, Molotschna, South Russia

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=updike&id=I07659

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Name: Abraham Groening
Sex: M
Birth: 22 NOV 1808 in Halbstadt, Molotschna, South Russia 1
Death: 27 APR 1834 in Halbstadt, Molotschna, South Russia

Father: Peter Peter Groening b: ABT 1768
Mother: Justina Friesen b: ABT 1780

Marriage 1 Anna Wiens b: 9 MAR 1810 in Marienburg, Prussia
Married: 24 OCT 1831
Children
Abraham Groening b: 24 AUG 1832
Franz Groening b: 30 JAN 1834 in Halbstadt, Molotschna, South Russia

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=updike&id=I07655 

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Name: Franz Groening
Sex: M
Birth: 30 JAN 1834 in Halbstadt, Molotschna, South Russia
Death: 20 JUN 1901 in Gnadenau, Marion Co, Kansas

Father: Abraham Groening b: 27 NOV 1808 in Halbstadt, Molotschna, South Russia
Mother: Anna Wiens b: 9 MAR 1810 in Marienburg, Prussia

Marriage 1 Katharina Loewen b: 24 NOV 1839 in Sparrau, Molotschna, South Russia
Married: 6 JAN 1858 in Sparrau, Molotschna, South Russia
Children
Abraham Groening b: 11 JAN 1866 in Goldberg, South Russia

Marriage 2 Barbara Loewen b: 15 FEB 1844 in Russia
Married: 5 MAY 1868
Children
Anna Groening b: 8 OCT 1875 in Kansas

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=updike&id=I07652

Name: Abraham Groening
Sex: M
Birth: 11 JAN 1866 in Goldberg, South Russia
Death: 1 MAY 1949

Father: Franz Groening b: 30 JAN 1834 in Halbstadt, Molotschna, South Russia
Mother: Katharina Loewen b: 24 NOV 1839 in Sparrau, Molotschna, South Russia

Marriage 1 Aganetha Klassen b: 14 NOV 1868 in Prangenau, Molotschna, South Russia
Married: 8 JAN 1888
Children
Abram A. Groening b: 17 MAR 1894 in Hillsboro, KS

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=updike&id=I07650

Name: Abram A. Groening
Sex: M
Birth: 17 MAR 1894 in Hillsboro, KS

Father: Abraham Groening b: 11 JAN 1866 in Goldberg, South Russia
Mother: Aganetha Klassen b: 14 NOV 1868 in Prangenau, Molotschna, South Russia

Marriage 1 Elizabeth Nickel b: 8 NOV 1893 in Fjedrovka, Russia
Married: 7 AUG 1917
Children
Living Groening

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=updike&id=I07648


ID: I109426
Name: Peter - GROENING
Surname: Groening
Given Name: Peter -
Sex: M
Birth: BEF 1748
Death: DECEASED

Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
Married: BEF 1768
Children
Peter Peter - GROENING b: ABT 1768
Aganetha P - GROENING b: ABT 1773

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bobstrong&id=I109426

ID: I121627
Name: Peter Peter - GROENING
Surname: Groening
Given Name: Peter Peter -
Sex: M
Birth: ABT 1768
Death: 1827 in Halbstadt, Molotschna, South Russia

Father: Peter - GROENING b: BEF 1748

Marriage 1 Justina - FRIESEN b: ABT 1780
Married: BEF 1796
Children
Peter Peter F GROENING b: ABT 1796 in Prussia
Abraham Peter F GROENING b: 22 Nov 1808

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bobstrong&id=I121627

ID: I105997
Name: Peter Peter F GROENING
Surname: Groening
Given Name: Peter Peter F
Sex: M
Birth: ABT 1796 in Prussia
Death: DECEASED

Father: Peter Peter - GROENING b: ABT 1768
Mother: Justina - FRIESEN b: ABT 1780

Marriage 1 Sara - BALZER b: ABT 1799
Married: BEF 1823
Children
Justina P B GROENING b: 11 May 1823 in Halbstadt, Molotschna, South Russia

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bobstrong&id=I105997

ID: I83140
Name: Justina P B GROENING
Surname: Groening
Given Name: Justina P B
Sex: F
Birth: 11 May 1823 in Halbstadt, Molotschna, South Russia
Death: 24 Oct 1903 in Halbstadt, Molotschna, South Russia

Father: Peter Peter F GROENING b: ABT 1796 in Prussia
Mother: Sara - BALZER b: ABT 1799

Marriage 1 Herman Cornelius N ENNS b: 19 Mar 1818 in Fuerstenau, Molotschna, South Russia
Married: 23 Oct 1841 in Halbstadt, Molotschna, South Russia 1
Children
Sara H G ENNS b: 6 Dec 1847 in Ukraine
Cornelius Herman G ENNS b: 28 Aug 1853 in Halbstadt, Molotschna, South Russia
Herman Herman G ENNS b: 3 Jun 1846

Marriage 2 Peter Johann L DYCK (Dueck) (Dück) b: 14 Jul 1833 in Ladekopp, Molotschna, South Russia
Married: 16 Feb 1856
Children
Johann Peter G DYCK (Dueck) (Dück) b: 22 Aug 1857
Gerhard Peter G DYCK (Dueck) b: 31 Mar 1861

Sources:
Title: #490
Text: Johnson, Helen Koop. "Tapestry of Ancestral Footprints."

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bobstrong&id=I83140


Peter GRONING
Sex: M
Birth: 1778, Krebsfeld, Prussia

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/PRF/individual_record.asp?recid=560068843

AND MARRIAGE 1795  

 Justina FRIESEN
Sex: F 
Birth: 1780, Krebsfeld, Prussia

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/PRF/individual_record.asp?recid=560068844

CHILDREN

  • Peter GRONING
    Sex: M
    Birth: 1796, Krebsfeld, Prussia
    Parents: Father: Peter GRONING  and Mother: Justina FRIESEN

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/PRF/individual_record.asp?recid=560068845&lds=2&region=-1&regionfriendly=&frompage=99

  • Jacob GRONING [??]
    Sex: M 
    Birth: 1797, Halbstadt, Molotschna, Ukraine, Ussr
    Parents: Father: Peter GRONING  and Mother: Justina FRIESEN

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/PRF/individual_record.asp?recid=560068850&lds=2&region=-1&regionfriendly=&frompage=99

  • Catarina GRONING
    Sex: F
    Birth: 1798, Krebsfeld, Prussia
    Parents: Father: Peter GRONING  and Mother: Justina FRIESEN

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/PRF/individual_record.asp?recid=560068846&lds=2&region=-1&regionfriendly=&frompage=99

  • Christine GRONING
    Sex: F
    Birth: 1801, Krebsfeld, Prussia
    Parents: Father: Peter GRONING and Mother: Justina FRIESEN

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/PRF/individual_record.asp?recid=560068851&lds=2&region=-1&regionfriendly=&frompage=99

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  • NOTE THAT THE FOLLOWING  KREBSFELD BIRTH LOCATIONS ARE SUSPECT: "Passports granted in 1803 .... Peter Groening [34] Krebsfeld, Prussia. linen weaver; wife Christine Friesen [28]; children Peter [7], Catarina [4] and Christine [2] - destination Molotschna, Russia " [Helen Koop Johnson, Tapestry of Ancestral Footprints (1995), p. 32 and the family likely arrived in Molotschna, in 1804]]

  • Anganetha GRONING
    Sex: F
    Birth: 1804, Krebsfeld, Prussia
    Parents: Father: Peter GRONING and Mother: Justina FRIESEN

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/PRF/individual_record.asp?recid=560068847&lds=2&region=-1&regionfriendly=&frompage=99

  • Justina GRONING
    Sex: F
    Birth: 1806, Krebsfeld, Prussia
    Parents: Father: Peter GRONING and Mother: Justina FRIESEN

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/PRF/individual_record.asp?recid=560068848&lds=2&region=-1&regionfriendly=&frompage=99

  • Abraham GRONING
    Sex: M
    Birth: 1807, Halbstadt, Molotschna ,Ukraine, Ussr
    Parents: Father: Peter GRONING  and Mother: Justina FRIESEN

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/PRF/individual_record.asp?recid=560068849&lds=2&region=-1&regionfriendly=&frompage=99


(5) BACKGROUND ON GRONING / ENNS / KORNELSEN / PETERS CONNECTIONS

Name: Cornelius - ENNS
Surname: Enns
Given Name: Cornelius -
Sex: M
Birth: BEF 1768
Death: DECEASED
Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
Married: BEF 1788
Children
Cornelius Cornelius - ENNS b: 11 Aug 1788 in Prussia

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bobstrong&id=I86537

Name: Cornelius Cornelius - ENNS
Surname: Enns
Given Name: Cornelius Cornelius -
Sex: M
Birth: 11 Aug 1788 in Prussia
Death: 15 Nov 1826 in Fuerstenau, Molotschna, South Russia
Father:
Cornelius - ENNS b: BEF 1768

Marriage 1 Susanna H B NEUFELD b: 10 Nov 1793 in Neukirch, Prussia
Married: 15 Aug 1811 in Prussia
Children
Sara C N ENNS b: 17 Jun 1812 in Fuerstenau, Molotschna, South Russia
Dietrich Cornelius N ENNS b: 14 Jul 1814 in Fuerstenau, Molotschna, South Russia
Cornelius Cornelius N ENNS b: 23 Jan 1816 in Fuerstenau, Molotschna, South Russia
Herman Cornelius N ENNS b: 19 Mar 1818 in Fuerstenau, Molotschna, South Russia
Katharina C N ENNS b: 14 Oct 1819 in Fuerstenau, Molotschna, South Russia
Anna C N ENNS b: 13 Jan 1823 in Fuerstenau, Molotschna, South Russia
Margaretha C N ENNS b: 23 Dec 1825 in Fuerstenau, Molotschna, South Russia
Justina C N ENNS b: 23 Dec 1825 in Fuerstenau, Molotschna, South Russia

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bobstrong&id=I83126


Name: Herman Cornelius N ENNS
Surname: Enns
Given Name: Herman Cornelius N
Sex: M
Birth: 19 Mar 1818 in Fuerstenau, Molotschna, South Russia
Death: 16 Jan 1855 in Halbstadt, Molotschna, South Russia

Father: Cornelius Cornelius - ENNS b: 11 Aug 1788 in Prussia
Mother: Susanna H B NEUFELD b: 10 Nov 1793 in Neukirch, Prussia

Marriage 1 Justina P B GROENING b: 11 May 1823 in Halbstadt, Molotschna, South Russia
Married: 23 Oct 1841 1
Children
Sara H G ENNS b: 6 Dec 1847
Cornelius Herman G ENNS b: 28 Aug 1853 in Halbstadt, Molotschna, South Russia

Sources:
Title: #490
Text: Johnson, Helen Koop. "Tapestry of Ancestral Footprints."

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bobstrong&id=I83139

Name: Cornelius Herman G ENNS
Surname: Enns
Given Name: Cornelius Herman G
Sex: M
Birth: 28 Aug 1853 in Halbstadt, Molotschna, South Russia
Death: 1891

Father: Herman Cornelius N ENNS b: 19 Mar 1818 in Fuerstenau, Molotschna, South Russia
Mother:
Justina P B GROENING b: 11 May 1823 in Halbstadt, Molotschna, South Russia

Marriage 1 Katharina - DRIEDGER b: 1855
Married: 1876
Children
Cornelius Cornelius D ENNS b: 28 May 1880 in Schoenbrunn, Schoenfeld, South Russia

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bobstrong&id=I125846


Name: Cornelius Cornelius D ENNS
Surname: Enns
Given Name: Cornelius Cornelius D
Sex: M
Birth: 28 May 1880 in Schoenbrunn, Schoenfeld, South Russia
Death: 4 Feb 1934 in Vineland, Ontario
Reference Number: 060co
 

Father: Cornelius Herman G ENNS b: 28 Aug 1853 in Halbstadt, Molotschna, South Russia
Mother: Katharina - DRIEDGER b: 1855

Marriage 1 Katharina A L "Katherine" JANZEN b: 1 Oct 1880 in Blumenfeld, Schoenfeld, South Russia
Married: 10 May 1903 in Blumenfeld, Schoenfeld, South Russia 1
Children
Living ENNS
Maria C J "Mary" ENNS b: 14 Oct 1906 in Schoenbrunn, Schoenfeld, South Russia

Sources:
Title: #1963
Text: Master - Wilma Turner.FTW

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bobstrong&id=I115730

Name: Maria C J "Mary" ENNS
Surname: Enns
Given Name: Maria C J "Mary"
Sex: F
Birth: 14 Oct 1906 in Schoenbrunn, Schoenfeld, South Russia
Death: 18 Sep 2000 in Leamington, Ontario
Burial: 21 Sep 2000 Leamington, Ontario
Reference Number: 060ma

Father: Cornelius Cornelius D ENNS b: 28 May 1880 in Schoenbrunn, Schoenfeld, South Russia
Mother: Katharina A L "Katherine" JANZEN b: 1 Oct 1880 in Blumenfeld, Schoenfeld, South Russia

Marriage 1 Heinrich Heinrich V "Henry" "Heinz" KORNELSEN b: 1 Mar 1904 in Tiegenhagen, Molotschna, South Russia [NOTE: Heinrich Kornelsen (March 1, 1904-January 10, 1996), brother of Maria Mietz Kornelsen (May 5, 1900 - April 2, 1991)]


Married: 11 Aug 1934 in Vineland, Ontario 2
Children
Living KORNELSEN
Marlene Catherine H E KORNELSEN b: 31 Dec 1936 in Wheatley, Ontario
Living KORNELSEN
John Werner H E KORNELSEN b: 29 Jan 1943 in Wheatley, ON
Living KORNELSEN

Sources:
Title: Cornelsen, Erwin; Gedcom File, Aug 2001
Text: 107 East 58th Ave. Vancouver, BC V5X 1V7
Title: Ontario, Canada. U.M. Churches in Ontario Yearbook, 1984
Page: 71

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bobstrong&id=I295495

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ID: I132048
Name: Sara H G ENNS
Surname: Enns
Given Name: Sara H G
Sex: F
Birth: 6 Dec 1847
Death: 12 Jan 1921 in Rudnerweide, Molotschna, South Russia
_UID: 45D4673DB6B532419261E3B0E2FB9D41DCF0
Change Date: 9 Apr 2007 at 04:56:31

Father: Herman Cornelius N ENNS b: 19 Mar 1818 in Fuerstenau, Molotschna, South Russia
Mother: Justina P B GROENING b: 11 May 1823 in Halbstadt, Molotschna, South Russia

Marriage 1 Gerhard Franz L PETERS b: 28 Feb 1838 in Schoenau, Molotschna, South Russia
Married: 5 Dec 1868 in Halbstadt, Molotschna, South Russia
Children
Peter Gerhard E PETERS b: 19 Dec 1871 in Schoenau, Molotschna, South Russia
Sara G E PETERS b: 20 Aug 1875 in Schoenau, Molotschna, South Russia
Jacob Gerhard E PETERS b: 29 Aug 1882 in Blumenhof, Borozenko, South Russia
Cornelius Gerhard E PETERS b: 11 Mar 1888

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bobstrong&id=I132048 

NOTE FROM LOUISE ROSS: Sara H G Enns (December 6, 1847- January 12, 1921) and Gerhard Franz L Peters (February 28, 1838-May 1, 1907) also had the following child:

  • Maria Peters (September 29, 1890, Rudnerweide, South Russia-)
    • (1) m. May 14, 1911 Heinrich Enns (June 15, 1888-)
      •  No children
    • (2) m. September 18, 1921 Johann Rogalski (November 16, 1888, Johannesheim, South Russia-)
      • Manja Rogalski (from a previous marriage of Johann Rogalsk)
      • Jakob Rogalski (from a previous marriage of Johann Rogalsk)
      • Aganetha Rogalski (November 28, 1922-)
        • Never married .. no children

ID: I122056
Name: Franz Gerhard B PETERS
Surname: Peters
Given Name: Franz Gerhard B
Sex: M
Birth: 27 Oct 1810 in Schoenau, Molotschna, South Russia
Death: 8 Mar 1849 in South Russia
_UID: 69AA65C99127904BB1C2B232BCD6026423D3
Change Date: 9 Apr 2007 at 04:29:42

Father: Gerhard Gerhard - PETERS b: 10 Aug 1772 in Marienburg, Prussia
Mother: Agatha - BUECKERT b: 6 Dec 1778 in South Russia

Marriage 1 Justina A - LEMKE (Lemmke) b: 10 Apr 1815 in Schoenau, Molotschna, South Russia
Married: 28 Jan 1837 in South Russia
Children
Gerhard Franz L PETERS b: 28 Feb 1838 in Schoenau, Molotschna, South Russia

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bobstrong&id=I122056

ID: I87065
Name: Gerhard Gerhard - PETERS
Surname: Peters
Given Name: Gerhard Gerhard -
Sex: M
Birth: 10 Aug 1772 in Marienburg, Prussia
Death: 15 Feb 1848 in South Russia
_UID: 3A37928948C77842ADB001714237C293F2F0
Change Date: 9 Apr 2007 at 02:34:39

Father: Gerhard - PETERS b: BEF 1752

Marriage 1 Agatha - BUECKERT b: 6 Dec 1778 in South Russia
Married: 11 Sep 1798
Children
Gerhard Gerhard B PETERS b: 8 Aug 1799 in Prussia
Elizabeth G B PETERS b: 11 Dec 1801 in Prussia
Franz Gerhard B PETERS b: 27 Oct 1810 in Schoenau, Molotschna, South Russia
Abraham Gerhard B PETERS b: 11 Apr 1821 in South Russia

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bobstrong&id=I87065

ID: I87067
Name: Gerhard - PETERS
Surname: Peters
Given Name: Gerhard -
Sex: M
Birth: BEF 1752
Death: DECEASED
_UID: 96488EA51C594F43A68B59705BD5DD01203A
Change Date: 9 Apr 2007 at 02:34:40

Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
Children
Gerhard Gerhard - PETERS b: 10 Aug 1772 in Marienburg, Prussia