Caroline L. Barkow

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surname:  Barkow  
given name(s):  Caroline Louise  
usually known as:     
married name:  Caroline Burmeister  
birth date/place:  28 May 1809 Dargsow, Pomerania, Prussia
died:  29 November 1890  
cemetery/city:  David Star Kirchhayn, WI
father:  Martin Barkow  
mother:  S. Louise Ramthun  
spouse:  Johann G. Burmeister  
marriage date/place:     Dargsow, Pomerania, Prussia

Albertine F. Burmeister   (1833--1910)
Wilhelm F. Burmeister   (1842--1863)
Johann A. Burmeister   (1846--1847)
Martin A. Burmeister   (1852--?)


immigration: Traveled on the bark "Proteus" with husband and two oldest children, from Stettin. Landed in New York 7 September 1843, and came to Wisconsin.

records and documents:
Manifest for Proteus. David Star church records.

additional information:
Her husband is buried at David Star in Kirchhayn, Wisconsin. We did not see her grave, but it may be there.

Clifford Neal Smith's "Nineteenth-Century Emigration of Old Lutherans from Eastern Germany" lists this family (Caroline, husband, and first two children) among those emigrating from Kreis Cammin, Pomerania, to the USA in 1843. The date is confirmed by the passenger arrival list. It lists Johann Burmeister as an "inhabitant" of "Cretlow"  (Kretlow), so they probably lived there before emigrating.

The 1850 census also lists Frederica and Wilhelmina Barkow (ages 32 and 30) as living with the Burmeisters. It seems likely that they were younger sisters or cousins of Caroline.

David Star church records list Caroline's birthplace as Dargsow, Cammin, Pomerania.

Smith's list of emigrants also includes "Barckow, Ernestine Friderike Luise, 21, w", apparently the wife of Ernst Ludwig Ferdinand Prachnow, a weaver from Kretlow. This may be one of the "Prochnow" familiies that settled in Jackson.

Caroline Barkow may not have been legally married when Albertine was born. Perhaps they were married by an "Old-Lutheran" pastor, not recognized by the Prussian state.

John Bartelt 2006-01-30