I have limited information on the elder Minnie Lewerenz. Since her son Carl A., or Charley, was born in 1825 I can only guess she was born before 1805. I have been told the Lewerenz family came from an island in northern Germany that I believe was Wollin but another source indicates “Rehberg (Raaberg) SchwinEmunde, Germany”. I have found a Swinemünde on Usedom Island but no Rehberg in that area. I don’t know what Minnie’s maiden name was, but if your Minnie’s husband’s name was Leutric, we have a match. It is an uncommon first name and should be easy to find in a family tree.
Since I posted the “Re: Lewerenz/Ebeling connection” response on 12 Aug 2001 I have found out the man named William August Herman Lewerenz (1819 - 1888) was actually Leutric’s brother and not Carl’s. William’s wife was Elsie Lange (1821 – 1889) and although they visited America, they lived in Germany. In addition, the unknown brother’s name was August Fredrich Wilhelm Lewerenz (1847 – 1907) whose wife was Ulricka Schroeder (1852 – 1935). They lived in Elroy, Wisconsin. Almost all of the male offspring in this branch changed their last name to Leverenz.
Minna J. “Minnie” Lewerenz, the granddaughter of the earlier mentioned Minnie and Leutric was born 14 Aug 1865. She came to America in 1895 with her parents, Carl A. Lewerenz and Henrietta Tratzen and settled in Tomahawk, Wisconsin. She married John Scheffner in 1896 and died shortly after giving birth in 1901. She and John had one surviving child together named Rheinhold (1899 – 1970).
I apologize for the information overload but even if these names don’t fit in your family tree, perhaps someone else out there will learn something about their family that they didn’t know. If so, please feel free to contact me.
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