Jenny Preuss


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Cord Gehlken

Jenny Preuss

  • Born: 13 Nov 1848, Germany
  • Marriage: Cord Gehlken on 11 Jun 1870 in Morgan County, Missouri
  • Died: 12 Nov 1923, Lake Creek Township, Pettis County, MO at age 74
  • Buried: Smithton Cemetery, Smithton, Pettis County, MO

bullet  General Notes:

Name: Janice Gehlken
Home in 1900: Haw Creek, Morgan, Missouri
Age: 51
Estimated birth year: abt 1849
Birthplace: Missouri
Relationship to head-of-house: Wife
Spouse's name: Cona
Race: White

Name: Jennie Gehlken
Age in 1910: 61
Estimated birth year: abt 1849
Birthplace: Germany
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Father's Birth Place: Germany
Mother's Birth Place: Germany
Spouse's Name: Card
Home in 1910: Richland, Morgan, Missouri
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female

bullet  Research Notes:

Immigration: November 10, 1868 Arr New York on ship Westphalia from Hamburg, Germany. Germans to America CD has her listed in 1868 as Jenny Preuss, age 20, single. No other Preuss aboard, so apparently came to USA alone, two years before their marriage. Jenny may have been a younger sister or niece of Albert Preuss, who married Cord's older sister Anna Gehlken, and Anna Gehlken Preuss was a sponsor of Cord & Jenny's firstborn Anna.
Cord & Jenny were married "at the residence of and by Sidney C. Jones, J.P." and recorded Morgan County, MO as "Cord Gelkin & Jane Price." Their first two kids are recorded Pyrmont Lutheran Church, but next two in records of Lake Creek Methodist Church of S.E. Pettis County, MO identified as members of the Ebenezer ME congregation near Florence, MO.


Jenny married Cord Gehlken, son of Heinrich "Henry" Gehlken and Becke "Rebecca" Blohm, on 11 Jun 1870 in Morgan County, Missouri. (Cord Gehlken was born on 4 Mar 1850 in MO, died on 21 Jun 1932 in Pettis County, Missouri and was buried in Smithton Cemetery, Smithton, Pettis County, MO.)

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