25 June 1838

Baltimore Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland

Gertrud Stratmann joined her older sister, Elisabeth, on the deck of the “Johannes” a fully rigged deep water sailing ship, captained by Master Herman Senkstake. The Baltimore harbor was in sight. Soon they and the seven other passengers from Fuchtorf, among the 150 onboard, would set foot on solid ground after the 32 day voyage crossing the Atlantic from Bremen. Gertrud and Elizabeth would journey to Cincinnati where their sister Christina Maria and brother Kasper had immigrated to in 1836.

Maria Gertrude, born 6 October 1813, and Elizabeth, born on 17 July 1802, were the daughters of Johan Bernd and Anna Maria Elisabeth (Benefader) Schwienheer Strathmann.

Johan Bernd Schwienheer Strathmann was born 21 April 1766 in Füchtorf, Warendorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany the son of Joes Ernestus (1725–1797) and Anna Maria (Budde) Schwienheer (1735–1777).

On 22 May 1798 in Füchtorf, Warendorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Johan Bernd married Anna Maria Elisabeth Benefader (5 January 1775- 14 April 1828), the daughter of Wilhelm Heinrich (1739–1805) and Christina Elisabeth (Westbrink) Benefader (1754–1791) Johan Bernd Schwienheer Strathmann died 14 October 1825 in Fuchtorf.

Children born to them were:

Henricus was born 25 February 1799 on 19 August 1834 he married Elisabeth Brameier.

Maria Catharina born 10 September 1800 on 7 November 1837 she married.

Johan Bernard Kreienbaum. Maria Catharina died 1 May 1861 in Fuchtorf.

Elizabeth was born on 17 July 1802. Died ? in USA.

Anna Maria Catharina was born 30 September 1804 and married Johan Heinrich Baumhöder on 26 May 1840 in Milte, Germany. Anna died 14 June 1856 in Milte.

Johan Bernard born 21 February 1807. Died ? in USA.

Christina Maria born 14 January 1809 married Friederich Wilhelm Elwer on 30 October 1838 in the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Cincinnati, Ohio. Christina Maria (Strattman) Elwer died 1 December 1899 near Delphos, Allen County, Ohio.

Kasper born 25 February 1811. Died ? in USA.

Maria Gertrude was born 6 October 1813 and married Joseph Lammers on 7 September 1841 in the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Cincinnati, Ohio. Maria Gertrud (Stratman) Lammers died 28 December 1890 in Allen County, Ohio.

Johan Heinrich born 29 October 1816. Died ?

Johan Bernard was born 15 December 1820 and died ? in USA.

7 September 1841

Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Joseph Lammers and Gertrud Stratmann were united in marriage before witnesses Caspar Stratmann (her brother) and Francis Stratman.

Children born to Joseph and Gertrud (Stratmann) Lammers were:

Francis Anton born 10 July 1842 died possibly 21 July 1843.

Maria Christina was born 22 December 1843 died ? before 1850.

Elizabeth Wilhelmina born 03 March 1845 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio. Elizabeth was married on 07 May 1861 in St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Delphos, to Henry Caspar Krieft (1835–1919).

Children born to Elizabeth and Henry Krieft were: Francis Joseph (1863–1889) Frederick Louis (1866–1889), William Amos (1867–1924), Maria Olivia (1869–?), Dennis Henry (1871–1948), Maria Loretta (1874–1938), Otto John (1878–1881), Elizabeth Susanna (1878–1934) Edward August (1880–1945), Maria Mathilda (1882–?) and Ida Laura (1884–1957).

Elizabeth Wilhelmina (Lammers) Krieft died 20 April 1908 and Henry Caspar Krieft died 20 March 1919 and are both buried in St. John’s Cemetery, Delphos, Allen County, Ohio.

Philomena Rosa Gertrud born 11 August 1847 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio and died 3 July 1849 at age 1 year and 9 months.

Mary Anna was born 21 July 1849 in Cincinnati, Hamilton county, Ohio she married John Michael Froehler (1849–1925) on 11 May 1871 in St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Delphos, Allen, Ohio.

Children born were:

Ositha Marie (1872–1960), Albin John (1873–1959), Joseph C (1875–1950), John Michael (1878–1954), Francis Henry (1880–1938), Mary Christina (1882–1968), Barbara Gertrude (1884–? ), Henry (1886–1974), Anna (Froehler) Rademacher (1889–1983) and Claudowold Claude (1893–1957).

Mary Anna (Lammers) Froehler died 19 October 1920 in Heisler, Alberta, Canada.

The 1850 Federal Census of the 11th Ward of Cincinnati enumerated on 21 September 1850 list Joseph Lammers age 43, Gertrut age 37 with daughters Elisabeth , 5, and Mary age 1.

Catherine Maria Bernadine born 15 June 1851 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Catherine married Gerhard Josef Otte (30 March 1842 - 4 August 1922) on 27 June 1872 in St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Delphos.

Children born to them were: Frank Joseph (1873 - 1948), Gertrude (Otte) Karter (1875 - 1945), Balbina Maria (Otte) Held ( 1879 - 1922), Odilo O. (1881 - 1947), Chelldonia Maria (Otte) Kullman (1884 - 1918), Simeon Fenton (1889 - 1962) and Charles Lawrence (1893 - 1972).

Catherine Maria Bernadine (Lammers) Otte died 29 March 1924 in Cullman, Cullman county, Alabama and is buried in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Cullman, Alabama

The St. John’s 1865 Parish Register notes that Joseph Lammers came to Delphos in 1850 and his wife, Maria Gertrud, arrived in 1851.

Angelica Maria was born 26 September 1854 in Delphos, Allen county, Ohio. Angelica married John George Banzhof (1852–1888) on 16 October 1873 in St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Delphos.

Five children were born to Angelica and John: Anna Gertrude (Banzhof) Dunn (29 July 1874 - 3 February 1950), Florentia Christina (Banzhof) Heyser (11 April 1877 - 5 August 1931), Cecilia Bernardina (9 August 1879 - ? ), Gertrude E (Banzhof) Odenweller (3 November 1882 - 5 February 1967) and John Henry George (3 February 1886 - 29 October 1936).

Angelica Maria (Lammers) Banzhof died 15 February 1929 and John George Banzhof died 14 November 1888. Both are buried in St. John’s Cemetery, Delphos, Allen County, Ohio.

Joseph Lammers died 26 September 1855 and Gertrud (Stratmann) Lammers 28 December 1890. Both are buried in St. John’s Cemetery, Delphos, Allen county, Ohio

Joseph Lammers was the son of Franz Anton and Anna Maria (Hartke) Lammers

Franz Anton Lammers was baptized August 28, 1780 in the Catholic Church in Oythe. He was a son of the farmer Franz Anton Lammers, also known as Herbers, and his wife Catharina Margaretha Nordmann. In Vechta on 1. Nov. 1804 Franz married Anna Maria Hartke.

Children born to Franz and Anna Maria (Hartke) Lammers were:

Josephine Rosa born ?.

Joseph born 12. September 1806 in Vechta.

Bernard Anton 12 March 1809 in Vechta on 18 November 1834 he married Cath. Elis. Fangmann.

Gertrud Bernadina Maria Franziska born in Vechta on 27 June 1815.

Franz Wilhelm Anton born 15 February 1818 in Vechta.

Elisabeth Josephina Henrika Wilhelm born in Vechta on 19 November 1820.

Karl Reinhold born 1 November 1824 in Vechta.

Anna Maria (Hartke) Lammers died in Vechta on 24. June 1833.

After the death of his first wife, Franz married on 24 February 1835 Maria Agnes Meinerding, born in Bakum 19 October 1800. A month later Maria Agnes died in Vechta on 28 May 1835.

On 7 November 1837 Franz married Catharina Margaretha Phaff, born in Dinklage 30 April 1801 and died a widow in Vechta on 5 August 1874.

One child was born to Franz and Catharina.

Maria Josephine Sophia born in Vechta 28 September 1839 and died 4 January 1842.