Hilka  Garrels

Hilka Garrels[1]

Female 1867 - 1937  (70 years)

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  • Name Hilka Garrels 
    Born 23 Jun 1867  Germany (Most Likely Ostfriesland) Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Died 6 Jul 1937 
    16 May 1984  Grundy Center, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2235  Gerber Family Tree
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2015 

    Father Garrett F Garrels 
    Mother Antje Klingenberg,   b. 18 Jan 1825, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1884, Grundy County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Family ID F0356  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Johann Berends Haan,   b. 30 Jan 1857, Pilsum, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1937, Rock Rapids, Lyon County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 18 Aug 1887  Grundy Center, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Dehaan
    +2. Altje Dehaan,   b. 31 Aug 1888,   d. 25 Apr 1976  (Age 87 years)
    +3. John Dehaan,   b. 01 Jul 1890,   d. 14 Mar 1919  (Age 28 years)
     4. Agnes Dehaan,   b. 17 Dec 1892,   d. 2 Jul 1973, Lyon County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +5. Hilka Dehaan,   b. 21 Oct 1895, Matlock, Sioux, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1981, Rock Rapids, Lyon County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +6. Anna Dehaan,   b. 7 Sep 1898, George, Lyon County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1975  (Age 76 years)
    Photos
    Haan, John/Garrels, Hilka Photograph
    Haan, John/Garrels, Hilka Photograph
    John Haan and Hilka Garrels and son John
    Haan, John Sr. and Jr. Family Photograph
    Haan, John Sr. and Jr. Family Photograph
    Shows John Haan with Hilka Garrels Haan and their children. Already married is John DeHaan with Mabel Schlotfeldt.
    DeHaan, John and Siblings
    DeHaan, John and Siblings
    Photograph of John DeHaan and Sisters
    Headstones
    DeHaan Burial Monument
    DeHaan Burial Monument
    Photograph of DeHaan family monument at Riverside Cemetery, Rock Rapids, Lyon County, IA.
    Histories
    Haan, John and Hilka Garrels Marriage Record
    Haan, John and Hilka Garrels Marriage Record
    Marriage record of John Haan and Hilka Garrels provided by descendent Lana Kratz.
    Last Modified 24 Mar 2011 
    Family ID F0123  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Jun 1867 - Germany (Most Likely Ostfriesland) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Aug 1887 - Grundy Center, IA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps - 16 May 1984 - Grundy Center, IA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Haan, John/Garrels, Hilka Photograph
    Haan, John/Garrels, Hilka Photograph
    John Haan and Hilka Garrels and son John

    Headstones
    Garrels, Hilka - Headstone
    Garrels, Hilka - Headstone
    Hilka Garrels Headstone - Riverside Cemetery, Lyon County, IA
    Garrels, Hilka Headstone
    Garrels, Hilka Headstone
    Headstone of Hilka Garrels Haan (DeHaan)

    Histories
    Garrels, Hilka Obituary, pg. 1
    Garrels, Hilka Obituary, pg. 1
    Obituary of Hilka Garrels pg. 1 provided by descendent Lana Kratz.
    Garrels, Hilka Obituary pg. 2
    Garrels, Hilka Obituary pg. 2
    Obituary of Hilka Garrels pg. 1 provided by descendent Lana Kratz.

    Passenger Lists
    Garrels, Hilka - Passenger List
    Garrels, Hilka - Passenger List
    S.S. Main Passenger List from 16 May 1884

    It appears Hilka's mother died around 8 days after arriving in the US with Hilka. She was buried in Grundy County, IA. Either that was her intended final destination, or that was as far as they travelled before she passed away.

    Ship Photos
    S.S. Main
    S.S. Main
    Hilka Garrels Ship - S.S. Main

  • Notes 
    • 1895 Census confirms birth year. 1915 Iowa census shows an HL Garrels from Canaan, Henry Iowa at about the same age. It is possible he is a brother. He lists Germany as his birth place. Also listed in Henry, IA is an Albert L Garrels in 1930 census (about same age).

      Iowa Marriage Records show her mother's name is Aije, not Antje as it appears on the ship's passenger manifest.

      Garrels were also present in Ireton, IA. The earliest known from 1839 could have been her mother. At least one of Hilka's children was born in Matlock, Sioux County, IA, which is very close to Ireton. Appears to be many Haans in the area as well, so this is likely the family that appears to be related to Hilka.

      1880 Census shows a Harmon Garrels and siblings living with Weert and Sara Garrels in Franklin, Des Moines, IA. His birthplace is listed as Ostories Laduch.

      1920 Census confirms German heritage. So does her obituary.

      It is unclear at this point the exact location from which Hilka immigrated. Census data and her obituary shows she came from Germany, and her name is spelled "Hilke", the German form. According to her obituary she is from the Emden area, Ostfriesland, Germany. Emden may have been her port of departure. Most German immigrants at that time came to the US through New Orleans.

      Lana Kratz, a decendent of Hilka, stated in an email that her mother told her that Hilka was from Emden. It is unknown as to where her mother received that information. It was possibly passed down from generation to generation. It is confirmed by information of Familysearch.org.

      There is another family from the same area (Theodorus Garrels and Hilke, or Hilka according to census, Harms) who came from Germany. Hilka came from Ostfriesland, but it is unclear the origin of Theodorus. In any case, their families have many similarities. Birth dates of the children are within 2 years from each other. Their childrens names are Trientje (Trina), Agnes (?), Harm, Elske (or Elka), Helen (Hilka). Theodorus and Hilke Harms were married in Parkersburg, Butler County, IA. You will find Haan's and Garrels both in that county. In fact, there was a Bena Garrels born in Emden who immigrated with her parents, Jacob Sluiter and Anna Garrels.

      From Appledorn genealogy:
      [387] Theodorus Garrels married Hilke Heren Harms in 1885. Mrs. Garrels was born Hilke Heren in Ogle County, llinois. Her parents died when she was very young and she lived with the Wesley Harms family. At the age of eight 8
      moved with her foster parents to near Parkersburg, Iowa where she lived for many years. Here she met Mr. Garrels. They were married and soon after that moved to Lyon County. The Garrels farmed until they retired to George many years later.


      [386] [SOURCE] "In and Around George, Iowa 1871 - 1912" [GEO 0148]
      Cresent Publishing Company, Hills, Minnesota, 1971
      reprinted: Kruger Office Supply, George, Iowa, 1998

      [384] [SOURCE] 1900 USA Census - Iowa (Lyon County), Wheeler Township
      Supervisor District No.: 11; Enumeration District No.: 57
      Page 74A; Sheet: 10; Line: 46

      [385] [SOURCE] Germans to America, Ira A. Glazier and P. William Filby, Scholarly Resources
      listed as Garrels, Theod., age: 22; ship's name: Weser
      manifest ID: 36138, embarkation: Bremen, debarkation: -

  • Sources 
    1. [S0003] 1900 US Census.

    2. [S0010] Census Data.