Summary of the most important extensions, changes and verifications of the new tree versions

Tree of Johan Ernst Osterwisch (Dec.04)

Tree of Johan Ernst Osterwisch (Dec.04_2)

  • Marriage of Christian Ludwig (Louis) Osterwisch, son of Christian Friedrich Osterwisch, with Elizabeth Seeger and birth of his children:
    • Christian Wilhelm Osterwisch
    • Louis Christian Wilhelm Osterwisch
    • Friedrich Heinrich Osterwisch
    • Emma Catharina Charlotte Osterwisch
    • Christian “Friedrich” Carl Osterwisch
    • Louise Emma Anna Osterwisch
    • Wilhelmine “Louisa” Osterwisch
    • William Christian Osterwisch
    • Christian Wilhelm Osterwisch
    • Sophia “Lena” Osterwisch

Tree of Carl Friedrich Osterwisch (Dec.04) (interesting for Don)

  • Marriage of Friedrich Wilhelm Osterwisch, son of Carl Friedrich Osterwisch and birth of his children:
    • Charlotte Wilhelmine Louise
    • Charlotte Louise
    • Carl Friedrich Wilhelm
    • Henriette Charlotte
    • Christian Carl Ludwig
    • <unknown>, died before baptism

Tree of Gerd Henrich Osterwisch (Dec. 04)

  • Children of Charlotte Friederike Louise Osterwisch, who married Heinrich Wilhelm Bohnenkamp. Heinrich Wilhelm adopted the name Osterwisch and turned back to Bohnenkamp later.
    • Anna Maria Charlotte Louise
    • Christian Ludewig
    • Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig and his children:
      • Charlotte Louise Engel
      • Christian Friedrich Ludwig
      • Heinrich Ludwig Wilhelm
    • Henriette Charlotte Louise

Tree of Carl Friedrich Osterwisch (Oct.05)

  • I found the day of death of Gerd Herman Osterwisch and Margarehta Elsabein Osterwisch and could verify that her maiden name was Martelmeyer. I also found how old they were at their day of death. Thus I could determine the year of birth of both. Gerd Herman was 78 years old and Margarehta achieved the high age of 93 years.

Merged trees created (June 06)

Finally we found the missing link between the Cincinnati Osterwisches and the German Osterwisches. With the last piece of this puzzle we could now merge the tree of Carl Friedrich Osterwisch (Cincinnati Osterwisches) and the tree of Johan Ernst Osterwisch (German Osterwisches).

1 or 2 years ago I got several photocopies of handwritings ((1, 2, 3: old German Suetterlin writing type) dealing with different Osterwisch family members from my father. One of those seemed to be a type of contract of the year 1764. In March 2006 I sent this (3 pages) to a transcription service and received it back right after Easter. See the German transcription document here. This is the result:

My Findings in the church registry:

1. My ancestor Johann Friedrich Osterwisch (born on January 18, 1732) married "Martelmeyer's daughter" (according to my findings in the church archive) in 1756. They had 3 children, 2 daughters and a son. The son Johann Friedrich Osterwisch was born on July 13, 1760. His father Johann Friedrich died in August 1764.

2. Gerdt Hermann and Margretha Ilsebein had 6 children. One of them was Carl Friedrich Osterwisch (born October 15, 1778). All the Cincinnati Osterwisches are descendants of Carl Friedrich.

Contract transcription and conclusion:

Thus little Johann Friedrich was 4 years old when his father died and the widow "Martelmeyer' daughter" was alone with all the work on the farm at the end of 1764.

The contract is of 1764 and it tells that Gerdt Hermann Maschmeyer from Arrenkamp married widow "Margretha Ilsebein Osterwisches" by a marriage contract and took over the name Osterwisch. The contract states that Gerdt Hermann and Margretha Ilsebein should conduct the farm until Johann Friedrich was old enough to do that himself.

So it is very likely that "Martelmeyer's daughter" is Margretha Ilsebein.

So Carl Friedrich Osterwisch and Johann Friedrich Osterwisch were half brothers (same mother).

Netherland branch (June 08)

Ludwig Henrich Osterwisch was born on April 15, 1764 in Menen (Niedermehnen) as the son of Gerd Henrich Osterwisch. Ludwig Henrich came to the Netherlands assumingly between 1780 and 1790. There the name changed to the Netherlands spelling “Oosterwijk”. At that time young men often went to the Netherlands seeking for jobs. Cornelis (Cor) Johannes Oosterwijk is today living in Eindhoven. His grandfather was Johannes Oosterwijk.



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