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Schlotfeldt, Hans Henry Family Farm

BIRTHPLACE OF HANS HENRY SCHLOTFELDT in 1808 AND HIS FATHER IN 1774. These photos were taken by Jim Schlotfeldt in August of 1999. The current owner led Jim to a spot beside a machine building where he scraped away some soil and exposed a stone engraved with the name and the 1774 birthdate of Hans Henry's father, Jochim. We then knew for sure this was the homesite. Fay Schlotfeldt had earlier sent copies of church records to Otto Schlotfeldt of Bordesholm Germany and Hans-Hinrich Schlotfeldt of Flintbek. Those records enabled Hans-Hinrich and his family to lead Jim to this place as well as the family farm in Klein Barkau where Hans & Catherine lived before coming to the U.S. (1835, 40 & 45 census) They are all thatched roofed even today and are tapered inward to help shield the siding from rain. In addition to Jim, cousin Cynthia Stack has visited the person currently farming here. The language differences just yielded that he knew Schlotfeldts once owned it. In 2005, Marga Schlotfeldt of Meimersdorf drove here, a short 2 and a half miles. They now have met the current resident and he is being "visited" often by Schlotfeldts from around the world. Fay has joked he should charge for "tours". In April 2007 Marga found the marriage record of Old Jochim, born 1774 and the widow Cath. Dibbern, (also born a Dibbern). Her grandfather had sold a farm in Meimersdorf and purchased a klein Flintbek farm. Catherine's family, including the husband who had a long illness, had died and after marriage to Jochim he took over running the farm. - Fay Schlotfeldt

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File Size139.33k
Dimensions249 x 388
Linked toKlein Flintbeck, Schleswig Holstein, Germany; Family: Schlotfeldt/Harms (F0789); Hans Henry Schlotfeldt

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