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Wilhemine Carolina Henrika Norden

Wilhemine Carolina Henrika Norden[1]

Female 1848 - 1917

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  • Name  Wilhemine Carolina Henrika Norden 
    Nickname  Minnie 
    Born  10 Dec 1848  Blankenhagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin (Germany) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • Death certificate and obituary in Freeport Journal-Standard both show her birthday as 10 Dec 1848, but the date in http://FamilySearch.org indicates 10 Dec 1858. Also, the 1867 Mecklenburg-Schwerin shows her age as 18, which would put her birth year about 1849. Typo in the Family Search database?
    Gender  Female 
    Emigration  25 Jun 1884  Gottesgabe, Mecklenburg-Schwerin (Germany) Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Boarded the SS Gellert, operated by the Hamburg America Line, in Hamburg on 25 June 1884. After passing through La Havre, France, they landed at Castle Garden in New York New York on 7 July 1884. Their "dampfschiff", steamship, was captained by Mr. Kopff and the family traveled "zwischendeck", or steerage. The family listed Gottesgabe, Mecklenburg as their residence. Their information shows up in 3 sources (Hamburg Passenger Lists [emigration], New York Passenger Lists [immigration], Castle Garden [immigration]). Interestingly, the US records show them as "Karsten." Some names and dates are different than what I have now. They show Carl born about 1846, Wilhelmine (1851), and children Caroline (1875), Ernst (1876), Carl (1880), Herrmann (1882), and Ida (1883). In particular, I assume that Caroline and Amelia are the same person, as are Ida and Edith. It's also curious that Hermann appears older on his death certificate than he does on these manifests.
    Immigration  7 Jul 1884  Castle Garden, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    _UID  11EC88FE278F1A4CAFC9CD5AF6015E36C937 
    Died  4 Jan 1917  Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    • MRS. CARL KASTEN CALLED FROM LIFE

      SHE WAS A WELL KNOWN MEMBER OF ST. JOHN’S CHURCH

      HAD BEEN A RESIDENT OF FREEPORT FOR MANY YEARS

      Funeral to Be Held Sunday from St. John’s Church—Other Deaths

      Mrs. Minnie Kasten, beloved wife of Carl Kasten, died at 3 o’clock this morning at the family residence on Chippewa street, after an illness of over a year. Her demise was due to disease of the liver. She was a great sufferer but bore her afflictions with true Christian fortitude. She was a devoted wife and mother and a tireless church worker.
      The maiden name of the deceased was Miss Minnie Norton. She was born in Mecklinburg-Schwerin, Germany, Dec. 10, 1848, and spent her girlhood days there. She was united in marriage with Carl Kasten in 1873 and they emigrated to the United States in 1884, coming directly to Freeport and this city had been her home ever since.
      She was a member of St. John’s church and the Ladies Aid society of that church.
      Mrs. Kasten is survived by her husband and five children and seventeen grandchildren. The surviving children are Mrs. Fred Kneller of Silver Creek township, and Mrs. Harry Bender and Herman, Charles, and Paul Kasten, all of Freeport.
      The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock from the family residence and at 2 o’clock from St. John’s church. Rev. Daniel Bierbaum will officiate. The funeral arrangements will be in charge of John Lehman.
    Buried  8 Jan 1917  City Cemetery, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    • Buried in Section 1, Row 22. Row 25 is on west end; Minnie is near the north end.
    Kasten, Minnie (nee Norden) Burial Announcement
    Kasten, Minnie (nee Norden) Burial Announcement
    This article appeared in the Mon, 8 Jan 1917, issue of the Freeport Daily Journal-Standard (p 5).
    Kasten, Karl (1846-1931) and Wilhelmina (nee Norden)(1892 - 1922)
    Kasten, Karl (1846-1931) and Wilhelmina (nee Norden)(1892 - 1922)
    Karl Kasten
    Apr. 20, 1846 - June 30, 1931

    Minnie His Wife
    Dec. 10, 1848 - Jan. 4, 1917

    This stone is frustrating. I tried several times to get a better image of this side to no avail. Children and their dates are listed on the reverse side.

    Freeport City Cemetery, Stephenson County, Illinois.
    Notes 
    • At the time of her death she was living at 102 Chippewa Street.
    Person ID  I256  Page-Dumroese
    Last Modified  15 Jan 2012 

    Father  Carl Ludwig Friedrich Adolph Norden,   b. 10 Jan 1819, Marlow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin (Germany) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Anna Sophia Louisa Maria Waak,   b. 28 May 1821, Blankenhagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin (Germany) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  3 Jan 1851  Blankenhagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin (Germany) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F97  Group Sheet

    Family  Karl Kasten,   b. 20 Apr 1846, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1931, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1873  Mecklenburg-Schwerin (Germany) Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Children 
     1. Anna Sophia Maria Kasten,   b. 4 May 1871, Blankenhagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin (Germany) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1874, Blankenhagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin (Germany) Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Amelia Kasten,   b. Abt 1873, Mecklenburg-Schwerin (Germany) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Ernest Kasten,   b. 3 Jan 1876, Mecklenburg-Schwerin (Germany) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1912, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Carl Johann Ludwig Martin Kasten,   b. 4 Feb 1878, Basse (Lühburg), Mecklenburg-Schwerin (Germany) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1921, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Hermann Wilhelm Ludwig Carl Kasten,   b. 23 Jan 1880, Basse (Lühburg), Mecklenburg-Schwerin (Germany) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1949, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Ida Friedrike Caroline Kasten,   b. 19 Apr 1883, Basse (Lühburg), Mecklenburg-Schwerin (Germany) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1972, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. August Kasten,   b. 5 Nov 1885, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1887, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Walter Kasten,   b. 28 Dec 1888, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1891, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Paul Frederick Martin Kasten,   b. 16 Aug 1892, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1922, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F96  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Dec 1848 - Blankenhagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin (Germany) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - 25 Jun 1884 - Gottesgabe, Mecklenburg-Schwerin (Germany) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 7 Jul 1884 - Castle Garden, New York, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Jan 1917 - Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 8 Jan 1917 - City Cemetery, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Kasten, Carl Family
    Kasten, Carl Family
    Circa 1890; back row left to right: Carl Jr, Ernst, Amelia, and Hermann; front row left to right: Carl, Edith, and Minnie.
    Kasten, Wilhelmina Marie (nee Norden)
    Kasten, Wilhelmina Marie (nee Norden)
    Wilhelmina (Minna) Marie (nee Norden) Kasten. The back of the photo says "Minna Kasten gb. Norden in Blankenhagen Kreis Rostock." Circa 1915.

    Headstones
    Freeport (Illinois) City Cemetery North Entrance
    Freeport (Illinois) City Cemetery North Entrance
    North entrance (off Lincoln Boulevard)

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Death Certificate, Stephenson County, Illinois.

    2. [S335] Germany: Mecklenburg Census, 1867 (Ancestry), Search = "Ludwig Norden". The census shows these family members and their ages: Ludwig (48), wife Luise (45), and children Minna (18), Sophie (16), Caroline (11), Luise (6), and Fritz (4)..

    3. [S367] Germany: Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898 (Family Search), (accessed 3 Apr 2011); indexing project number: I06430-8; system origin: Germany-EASy; source film number: 68966; reference: V 2 p 155.

    4. [S339] Germany: Hamburg Passenger Lists, 1850-1934 (Ancestry), Staatsarchive Hamburg, 373-7 I, VIII A 1 Band 052 B, Seite 1265 (Mikrofilm Nr. K_1732 (accessed 23 Oct 2010).

    5. [S332] New York Passtenger Lists, 1820-1957 (Ancestry), Year: 1884; Arrival: New York; Microfilm Serial: M237; Microfilm Roll: M237_478; Line: 45; List Number: 828; Search = "Carl Karsten" (accessed 23 Oct 2010).

    6. [S278] Castle Garden Immigration Records, search = "Carl Karsten" (accessed 23 Oct 2010).

    7. [S402] Newspaper: Freeport Journal-Standard, 4 January 1917, page 1.
      MRS. CARL KASTEN CALLED FROM LIFE

      SHE WAS A WELL KNOWN MEMBER OF ST. JOHN’S CHURCH

      HAD BEEN A RESIDENT OF FREEPORT FOR MANY YEARS

      Funeral to Be Held Sunday from St. John’s Church—Other Deaths

      Mrs. Minnie Kasten, beloved wife of Carl Kasten, died at 3 o’clock this morning at the family residence on Chippewa street, after an illness of over a year. Her demise was due to disease of the liver. She was a great sufferer but bore her afflictions with true Christian fortitude. She was a devoted wife and mother and a tireless church worker.
      The maiden name of the deceased was Miss Minnie Norton. She was born in Mecklinburg-Schwerin, Germany, Dec. 10, 1848, and spent her girlhood days there. She was united in marriage with Carl Kasten in 1873 and they emigrated to the United States in 1884, coming directly to Freeport and this city had been her home ever since.
      She was a member of St. John’s church and the Ladies Aid society of that church.
      Mrs. Kasten is survived by her husband and five children and seventeen grandchildren. The surviving children are Mrs. Fred Kneller of Silver Creek township, and Mrs. Harry Bender and Herman, Charles, and Paul Kasten, all of Freeport.
      The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock from the family residence and at 2 o’clock from St. John’s church. Rev. Daniel Bierbaum will officiate. The funeral arrangements will be in charge of John Lehman.

    8. [S418] Illinois: Stephenson County Death Certs, Kastens [sic], Carl. b 10 May 1846, Germany. d 30 Jun 1931, Freeport. Buried: 2 Jul 1931, City Cemetery, Freeport. Retired moulder. Widowed. Spouse: Minnie Kastens. Residence: 940 East Shawnee, Freeport. Parents: unknown. Cause of death: hardening of the arteries. Informant: Herman Kasten, Freeport. Certificate: 19-143; registered 227..