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Monday, October 10th 2016, 3:31pm

Feske / Fiske Family

Good Morning from California, USA. I am looking for information on the Feske/Fiske family from Brandenburg, Prussia.
What I know:
Michael A Feske b: September 26, 1936 in Brandenburg, Prussia
Married Wilhelmina "Minnie" R Unknown July 28, 1865
She was born December 4, 1842
They came to the US about 1868 with a neighbor Otto Becker b: December 22, 1844

According to Michael's death certificate in the United States his parents were John Feske and Elizabeth Bowmen (I don't know how accurate this is).

Michael had a brother John David Feske b: September 23, 1834 Brandenburg, Prussia
Married Augusta Amelia Michaelis in 1864
She was born August 18, 1842 Falkenstine, Prussia
They had 2 children in Prussia before coming to the States in 1871
Bertha Mary Lizzie Feske b: January 2, 1869
John August Feske b: November 24, 1870

No ship record has been found for Michael or John. Any information on the family would be greatly appreciated. Michael and Wilhelmina are my GGG Grandparents. Michael passed away in 1919 and Wilhelmina in 1926. They first went to Wisconsin for a few years then to Michigan. THey finally made their forever home in North Dakota. Look forward to hearing from you. I can also be reached at
Melissa Vigoren-Garcia

ps is there a website to look up archives from the Brandenburg area?

This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "itsmemismelis" (Oct 10th 2016, 3:34pm)


Tuesday, October 11th 2016, 11:09am

I think I got John David`s arrival aboard the Thuringia Nov 2, 1871 with:
D 32
Marie? 30
Bertha 3
A 11 mths
Wm Michaelis 29
New York PL
Hamburg PL ddep 18 Oct 1871 reads :
D Feske 32
Marie 30
Bertha 3
Aug -
Wm Michaelis 29 all from Breitenstein, Holstein
Holstein should be a fault, as there is a Breitenstein belonging to Falkenstein parish as you already know.




Tuesday, October 11th 2016, 3:34pm

Thank you Thomas for your response!! Is there any records available from this area and what is the name of this location in current day?
"Breitenstein belonging to Falkenstein parish"
Look Forward to hearing back from you


Tuesday, October 11th 2016, 4:09pm

Hi Melissa,

Polish name for Breitenstein is Bobrowko:…rezdenko_County

According to German web sites, e.g.,
Church books do not exist any more.

Minnießs maiden name should have been Baumann.



This post has been edited 6 times, last edit by "rotssaki" (Oct 11th 2016, 4:16pm)