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The name Modrow origin dates back to the northern German provinces. Modrow's can be found throughout Germany from south to north and east to west. August Modrow moved to a village outside of Exin, Posen called "Miasteczko." This village bordered WestPrueßen and Pommern to the North and Brandenburg to the west. He lived nearly at the border.

In the late 1700's and early 1800's there was a great migration of German's to the Posen area as dictated by King Friedrich II who annexed a large portion of Poland in the 1700's to populate it with German citizens. Most Modrow's can be found in Brandenburg to the west and some in the Pommern area to the north.

There were numerous conflicts with Poland to take back Posen. August Modrow fearing being drafted in the military moved his family to Minden Germany where eventually they left for the United States and came to the state of Minnesota stating in ship records that he and the family were from Minden. Minden is far west of Posen and located in Westphalia very near Bremerhaven.

It is of special note that later church records in Minnesota show 'Eckstein, Bromberg, Posen.' This is inaccurate. There is no such place. 'Eckstein' or 'Eskstein' or 'Ekstein' is a proper surname, not a location. Native Germans living in present day Germany have pointed this out. The city is 'Exin' which was within the jurisdiction of Bromberg and was phonetically misinterpreted by the writer of the church death records from the families giving the information. The proper city of 'Exin' is pronounced 'Eckseen' in German which sounds very much like 'Eckstein' which could easily be misinterpreted as 'Eckstein' to an English speaking individual who did not know the German language fully. August and Julianna's marriage record shows this.    

Modrow's not only immigrated to the United States, but many Modrow's immigrated to the country of Australia. Minnesota, like Wisconsin, are similar in geography to the northern parts of Germany near the Baltic sea of Pommerin (Pomerania). They are relatively flat and have lakes. Windmill's were a source of energy and water irrigation. Windmill's were used from eastern Germany all the way to the Netherlands. Julianna's father, Christian Eichstaedt was most probably a Windmill maker per his job title stated in August's and Julianna's marriage registry. 

 


 

The Modrow Family

(Die Familie Modrow)

 

 


Note:  I would like to thank family from Minnesota who help share much of the information and stories in this account. As living family I will not reveal their names to protect them, but they know who they are. Danke, thank you!!


August Modrow was born 04 April 1821 and lived in Friedheim, Miasteczko, Posen and died 12 March 1898 in Greenwood Township, Hennepin County, Minnesota. He married Julianna Eickstaedt May 21,1842. Per church records she was born 11 November 1822 in Westprueßen and died 28 February 1905 in Greenwood Township, Loretto, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

NEW:   Special marriage notes for August Modrow and Julianna Eichstaedt:

Per church record (#814 594 'Baptisms 1829 - 1840 and Marriages 1829 - 1843 and Deaths from 1819 - 1846 for Exin and Friedheim) it states "August Modrow citizen of Miasteczko, which is in the jurisdiction of Friedheim, married Julianna Eichstaedt the second daughter of von Müller Christian Eichstaedt in Chwalistewo, district of Barbara which is in the jurisdiction of Exin. Additionally the records state that August Modrow was a 'Kolonist' (settler or smallholder) indicating that August was not a natural citizen of Posen, but was believed to be born in Brandenburg near the Berlin area. Later records show that after their marriage August and Julianna moved within a few kilometers from Chwalistewo to the village of Kazemierewo. This is where most of the children were born.

Map and marriage record are attached below.

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Notes for August Modrow:

August and family boarded the ship 'Wieland' at Bremen. Family history can be looked up at the Hamburg Emigration Office. Per the 1880 Greenwood census, August says that he and his parents were all from Prueßen. Per living Modrow's father, 'When August came to America he spoke no English language. Despite the families efforts they could not get August to learn the language. Being older and the insecurity of being in a new and foreign land he felt that people were speaking behind his back.'

A story regarding August:  In their older age Julianna told a story of giving August money to go into town and buy some new pants. He came home quite late that night and Julianna found him trying to repair his old pants because when he went into town he drank up the money that he was suppose to buy new pants with. Worried that Julianna would be upset she found him repairing his old pants. 

More about August Modrow:

Occupation: Farmer - per 1880 census. Note: Most often people coming to the new land gave up their normal occupation they were trained in and became farmers. Not speaking the language caused them to drop their previous occupations and each family coming to America could apply for land grants, which made it easy for them to farm.

NEW:  Church death record account for August Modrow (Click on thumbnail image to the left to view whole document)

 

Notes for Julianna Eickstaedt:

Her death is per church records. Per the info that living Modrow provided, 'Julianna and August had one other child named Emma Maria Luce, born 07 August 1876 in Loretto (Greenwood) with a death date unknown. That would mean that Julianna was over 50 when she gave birth to Emma. Per the 1880 Greenwood census - Per church records, Julianna says that she and her parents are from Westprueßen. Julianna was very well educated and was the one who home schooled their children. She taught them math, science and literature. The children remember their mother Julianna teaching them about Gulliver's Travels and many other stories. She was also regarded as a savvy business woman.' Julianna's name has been seen in various records as, 'Juliana, Julianna, Julieana. 

More about Julianna Eickstaedt:

Burial: 03 March 1905, Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Loretto, Minnesota.

Occupation: Housewife - per 1880 census

 

NEW:   Church death record account for Julianna Eickstaedt (Click on thumbnail image to the left to view whole document)

 

 

 

 

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Children of August Modrow and Julianna Eickstaedt

1. Gottlieb August Johann Modrow (August) was born 11 June 1844 in Kazemierewo, Exin, Bromberg, Posen and died 20 October 1892 in Greenwood Township, Hennepin County, Minnesota. He married Johanna Frank, daughter of Peter Frank and Mina Frank, 31 January 1872. Johanna Frank was born 01 December 1855 in Naffin, Pommern, Prueßen, and died 08 January 1930 in Greenwood Township, Hennepin County, Minnesota. The village of Naffin can be found in Johanna's death record in church ledgers. Note: There is reason to believe from records that Johanna's brother may have been 'Johann Frank.'

NEW:   Marriage application and License for Gottlieb Modrow and Johanna Frank (Click on thumbnail images to the left to view full documents)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes for Gottlieb August Johann Modrow:

Gottlieb's has no headstone. Living family member states that he was a schoolteacher in Germany. The records have not been changed at this time. Per his death certificate from the Hennepin County Government building, he was also known as John Gottlieb, or August John, and that he was 48 years, 4 months, and 9 days when he died. Per living Modrow's father, Gottlieb told a story when coming from Germany to America, "We set sail from Hamburg and it took us 90 days to reach the New York mainland. While at sea there were times when there would be a lull in the sea and no wind. We would stand still never moving even as much as 1 knot. Whales would come to play with our small sailing ship. The Captain and crew fearing that the whales would destroy or tip over the small ship attempted to distract the whales by throwing barrels into the sea wrapped in red cloth hoping that the whales would play with the barrels and not destroy the small ship. This went on for many days." There is also information stating that Gottlieb left Germany from the port of Hannover. It appears that the family migrated to the inward part of the country due to the severity of the wars and the threat of the military draft. This was a real hardship for the family. Apparently August and Julianna fled the country to America to avoid the draft and to protect his family. -See August Modrow notes- Gottlieb, owned a 40 acre parcel of land about 10 miles outside of Minneapolis. He traded the land for a 160 acre parcel of land in the Hanover-Corcoran area. At the time it was believed he made a big mistake because Hanover-Corcoran area was regarded as being way out in the sticks, but in later years it proved to be an excellent business decision.

More about Gottlieb August Johann Modrow:

Burial: Salem Lutheran Cemetery, Hanover, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Cause of death: Consumption - Tuberculosis

Occupation: German Schoolteacher, Farmer

 

NEW:  Church death record account for Gottlieb August Johann Modrow (Click on thumbnail image to the left to view whole document)

 

 

 

 

Notes for Johanna Frank:

Per Johanna's death certificate, the informant was Albert Emil Modrow. Per living Modrow's father, "Peter Frank, Johanna's father, left the house one winters day to deliver a load of wood and never returned home or was ever heard from or seen again. For years it was a mystery as to what happened to Peter Frank. In later years it was found that while driving his team of oxen with a full load of wood in his sled over a frozen lake heading to Minneapolis that he and his team of oxen fell through the ice. Peter and his oxen team all perished. It wasn't found out until many years later what had happened to him." Peter brought his family to America from Hannover, Germany. Johanna has a known brother named either 'Johann Frank' or 'Hermann Frank' and at least one sister that lived in Minneapolis, but their names are unknown. It is believed that her mother's name may have been 'Mine' or 'Mina.' Per church records from Salem Lutheran, Johanna Frank was born in Naffin, Pommern, Prueßen. The village of Naffin is now located in Poland. This information was obtained from Johanna's death registry at Salem Lutheran where she attended church.

More about Johanna Frank:

Burial: 12 January 1930, Salem Lutheran Cemetery, Hanover, Minnesota

Cause of death: Broncho-Pneumonia, Old age, Hernia

Marriage notes:  Witnesses at Gottlieb and Johanna's wedding were Friedrich and Mathilda Modrow.

 

 

NEW:  Church death record account for Johanna Frank - Modrow (Click on thumbnail to the left to view document)

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Children of Gottlieb Modrow and Johanna Frank

      1. Carl August Modrow (Gottlieb, August) was born 29 June 1873 in Greenwood Township, Hennepin County, Minnesota and died 19 May 1903 Greenwood Township, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

Notes for Carl Modrow:

Carl August Modrow never married

Burial: 22 May 1903, Salem Lutheran Cemetery, Hanover, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Medical information: Epilepsy and Consumption - Tuberculosis

Occupation: Farmer - Per 1895 census

 

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      2. Gustave Modrow (Gottlieb, August) was born 13 April 1875 in Greenwood Township, Hennepin County, Minnesota and died 02 April 1937, Greenwood Township, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

Notes for Gustave Modrow:

Gustave name could also be Gustav. He never married. His death and location are per Minnesota Historical Society records.

 


 

      3. Herman Gottlieb Modrow (Gottlieb, August) was born 07 July 1876 in Loretto, Hennepin County, Minnesota and died 11 November 1945, Solana, Minnesota. He married Catherine Wilhelmina Hoops 1903 in Duluth, St Louis County, Minnesota, daughter of Hans Hoops and Magdalena Sellhorn.

Notes for Herman Gottlieb Modrow:

Per living Modrow, 'When Herman and Minnie were living in McGrath, they would pick princess pine moss. They would put it in a wagon box on a sled and haul it to Sturgeon Lake and receive $60.00 for the load. They had rival bidders - Cunningham and Suk.

More about Herman Gottlieb Modrow:

Burial: McGrath, Minnesota

Notes for Catherine Wilhelmina Hoops:

Per living Modrow, 'When Minnie's parents had their farm at Broadway and Upton in Minneapolis, they sold their pickles to Gedney Pickle Factory on Lowry Avenue. In 1899 they were notified by the city that they would have to move since the property was going to be plotted out for home development.

More about Catherine Wilhelmina Hoops:

Burial: McGrath, Minnesota

Children of Herman Modrow and Catherine Hoops are:

    1. Alice Dorothy Modrow, born 11 October 1910, Solana, MN and died 20 December 1980

    2. Albert Herman Modrow, born 15 August 1915, Solana, MN and died April 29, 2005.

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      4. Amelia M. Modrow (Gottlieb, August) was born 20 January 1878 in Greenwood Township, Hennepin County Minnesota. She married Louis Olson.

Child of Amelia Modrow and Louis Olson is:

    1. Alice Olson.

 


 

      5. Adolph Modrow (Gottlieb, August) was born 02 March 1879 in Greenwood Township, Hennepin County, Minnesota and died 01 December 1911 Minnesota.

Notes for Adolph Modrow:

Never married.

Burial: 05 December 1911, Salem Lutheran Cemetery, Hanover, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

Cause of death: Consumption - Tuberculosis

 


 

      6. Ernest Modrow (Gottlieb, August) was born November 1881 in Greenwood Township, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

Notes for Ernest Modrow:

Never married

Cause of death: Alcoholic

Occupation: Cook

 

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      7. Louisa Augusta Modrow (Gottlieb, August) was born 08 February 1884 in Corcoran, Hennepin County, Minnesota and died 10 May 1917 in Corcoran, Hennepin County, Minnesota. She married Franz Alex Max Herrmann 08 November 1906 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, son of Emil Franz Herrmann and Wilhelmine Christinne Catharine Reinking. He was born 29 December 1882 in Corcoran, Hennepin County, Minnesota and died 05 September 1941 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

Notes for Louisa Augusta Modrow:

The informant for Louisa's death was her husband Max Herrmann. He states that his residence is in Hamel, Hennepin County, Minnesota. Per the 1895 census, Johanna Frank lists her daughter's name as Elisabeth, yet, church records have her name as Louisa Augusta. Lizzy is an informal nickname for Augusta.

More about Louisa Augusta Modrow:

Baptism: Louisa's sponsor at her baptism was H. Krueger. Could not make out the name of the other sponsor. Her baptism was 12 October 1884.

Burial: 13 May 1917, St Johns Lutheran Cemetery, Maple Grove, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

Cause of death: Eindcalitis

Confirmation: She was confirmed 1898 at the Salem Lutheran Church, Loretto, Minnesota.

Marriage notes: Sponsor's at their wedding were Albert Emil Modrow and Laura Sophia Wilhelmine Herrmann.

Occupation: Housewife

Notes for Franz Alex Max Herrmann:

Franz Herrmann was baptized as 'Franz Alex Max Herrmann.' In the Herrmann family bible where his parents recorded the children's names, they wrote his name as, 'Francis Alex Max Herrmann.' Records indicate that Franz full name was, 'Franz Alexander Maximilian Herrmann.'

More about Franz Alex Max Herrmann:

Baptism: 08 December 1886, St. Johns Lutheran, Maple Grove, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

Verse reading: Psalm 119:106

Burial: 09 September 1941, Hillside Cemetery

Occupation: Sheet Metal Worker/Construction/Machinist

Social Security Number: 472-10-7296

Sponsors/Godparents: Katharina Reinking, Christian Reinking

 

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Children of Louisa Modrow and Franz Herrmann:

 

    1. Max Richard Herrmann (Louisa, Gottlieb, August) was born 26 November 1908, Corcoran, Hennepin County, Minnesota, died, 04 July 1979 in Seattle Washington. Married Eileen Bosworth Lancaster daughter of Walter Lancaster and Annie Laura Dall in Boston, Massachusetts abt. 1927.

 

    2. Frieda Louisa Herrmann (Louisa, Gottlieb, August) was born 23 August 1913, Corcoran, Hennepin County, Minnesota, died 20 March 1915, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

 

    Notes for Frieda Louisa Herrmann:

    THE ANOKA UNION PAPER, Dated 24 March 1915

 

    "The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Max Herrmann of the town of Corcoran, Hennepin County, died 20th of March at Klein's Sanitarium. The parents thinking the child had a bone caught in her throat hurried with her to the closest doctor. It proved to be a severe case of croup and the child died the next day. The age of the child was 18 months."

 

    Per Max Richard Herrmann, Frieda's brother, "My father Max ran his horse to death trying to get Frieda to a doctor in town thinking she was choking to death on a bone when eating supper.

 

    More about Frieda Louisa Herrmann:

    Baptism: 05 October 1913, St. Johannes church, Corcoran, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

    Burial: 22 March 1915, St. Johannes Lutheran, Maple Grove, Corcoran, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

    Sponsor/Godparents: Bertha Stark Reinking and Emil Modrow. 

 

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      8.  Mathilda J Modrow (Gottlieb, August) was born August 14, 1886 in Greenwood Township, Hennepin County, Minnesota and died in 1958 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. She married (1) Walter Day. She married (2) Peter Michaels.

 

Notes for Mathilda J Modrow:

Per living Modrow - Burial services were arranged by Albin Chapel Services, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. When she died, only two of her brothers were living.

 

Marriage notes for Mathilda Modrow and Walter Day:

Mathilda divorced Peter Michaels and Married Walter Day.

 

More about Mathilda J Modrow:

Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

 

Notes for Peter Michaels:

Per living Modrow - Peter was Catholic

 

Children of Mathilda Modrow and Peter Michaels:

 

        1.  Andrew Michaels, born Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

 

            Notes for Andrew Michaels:

            Per living Modrow - He was married twice. He had children with his second wife. He lived in Vallejo, California. He one son. One of his wives

            was Elaine.

 

            More about Andrew Michaels:

            Military service: Army before WWII

 


 

 

      9.  Wilhelm Julius Modrow (Gottlieb, August) was born 11 October 1888, Greenwood Village, Hennepin County, Minnesota and died June 11, 1968 in Buffalo, Wright County, Minnesota.

 

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      10.  Albert Emil Modrow (Gottlieb, August) was born 04 September 1890, Greenwood Township, Hennepin County, Minnesota and died 12 February 1963, Buffalo, Wright County, Minnesota.

 

            Notes for Albert Emil Modrow:

            Per living Modrow - Albert never married.

 

            More about Albert Emil Modrow:

            Burial: 14 February 1963, Salem Lutheran Cemetery, Hannover, Hennepin County, Minnesota

 


 

      11.  Heinrich Modrow (Gottlieb, August) was born 01 April 1892, Greenwood Township, Hennepin County, Minnesota and died January 1967 in Illinois.

 

            Notes for Heinrich Modrow:

            Per living Modrow - Henry never married. It is believed that he worked for the railroad in Illinois.

 


 

2.   Wilhelmine Modrow  (August) was about 1847 in Kazmierewo, Exin, Bromberg Stadt, Posen, Germany.

 


 

3.   Emilie Modrow (August) was born October 1854, Kazmierewo, Exin, Bromberg Stadt, Posen, Germany and died 19 June 1865 in Exin, Bromberg Stadt, Posen, Germany.

 

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   4.  New:  Friedrich Gustav Modrow (August) was born 29 May 1857 in Kazmierewo, Exin, Bromberg Stadt, Posen, Germany and died 27 June 1946 in Hennepin County, Minnesota. He married Emile Roepke, 06 October 1880, daughter of Carl Roepke and Wilhelmine Bursch. She was born 25 October 1860 in Posen, Germany and died 17 October 1927 in Greenwood Township, Hennepin County, Minnesota. Birth Note: Per Friedrich's death record at Salem Luthern it states that he was born in 'Eckstein, Bromberg.' This was a mistake as there is not a place called Eckstein - 'see marriage notes for August and Julianna.'

 

 

 

 

Notes for Friedrich Gustav Modrow:

New information:  It was believed that Friedrich's middle name was 'Carl,' but birth records found in Exin, Posen revealed that his given name was 'Friedrich Gustav Modrow.' He was baptized June 1857 by Clergyman named 'Theden.' Sponsors for his baptism were, 'August Beier, Georg Krueger and Christian Eichstaedt who was his Grandfather. It was also discovered that he had a brother named 'Ernst August Modrow' who was born July 1862 and died one month later in August 1862. Additionally the records state that his father 'August Modrow was a 'Kolonist' (settler or smallholder) indicating that August was not a natural citizen of Posen as previously believed, but was born in Brandenburg near Berlin.

 

Birth records for Friedrich Gustav Modrow: (click on thumbnail to expand document)

 

 

 

More notes for Friedrich Gustav Modrow:

Per living Granddaughter to Friedrich Gustav Modrow, as told to her by her father: "Friedrich was very strict and expected a hard days work out of even young children. She remembers being told that Friedrich bought each of his son's a farm when they were ready to go off on their own into the world." Per the 1895 Minnesota state census for Greenwood County, Friedrich states that he has been in Minnesota for 29 years which would mean that he came to Minnesota about 1866. Also per the same census, Friedrich parents, August and Julianna, were living with them. Per the 1880 Greenwood census, Friedrich states that he is from Prussia. In the 1900 census he states that he is from Eckstein, Bromberg, Posen, Prussia.

 

Note: "In 1918 because of WWI, all Germans were required to register with the U.S. government. There was a clear paranoia in the United States against Germans at the time because of the actions of the German Kaiser and the war in Europe. When doing research it was found that when the original Modrow family that came from Germany registry was found there were many Modrow entries. Only one Modrow, Friedrich Gustav Modrow, confirmed that he could even speak the English language. Even though being in the United States for some time, the Modrows were very German and still held to their German roots and traditions. They were obviously reluctant to learn the English language or they were insecure in their ability to converse with the new language."

 

More about Friedrich Gustav Modrow:

Burial: 30 June 1946, Salem Lutheran Cemetery, Hanover, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Cause of death: Cardiac Decompation

Occupation: Farmer - per 1895 Minnesota state census

 

Notes for Emilie Roepke:

Her head stone states that her name is Emilge. This is also on the church records. This could be because the church used a lot of Latin. Per her death certificate it states that she was married at the time of death. The undertaker was Thompson Brothers. The informant was Friedrich Gustav Modrow, her husband. It also states that Friedrich's residence was Loretto when he signed the death certificate.

 

Marriage notes for Friedrich Gustav Modrow and Emilie Roepke:

The marriage date states that is was 06, October 1880.

 

More about Emilie Roepke:

Burial: 20 October 1927, Salem Lutheran Cemetery, Hanover, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

Cause of death: Augiesa Pectonis-Duration of 3 days

Occupation: Housewife

 

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Friedrich Gustav Modrow and Emilie Roepke Family

(Friedrich and Emilie are seated in the center)

 


 

Children of Friedrich Modrow and Emilie Roepke:

 

 

     1.  Theresa Helena Modrow (Friedrich, August) was born 16 October 1881, Greenwood Township, Hennepin County, Minnesota and died 11 December 1953, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. Married David Bies. He died 26 August 1948, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

 

                Notes for Theresa Helena Modrow:

                Theresa is buried in Greenwood Township, Hennepin County, Minnesota. Presumably in Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery. Per living Modrow,

                Theresa had no children.

 

                Notes for David Bies:

                Death date and location per Minnesota Historical society data

 


 

      2.  Lydia Alvina Modrow (Friedrich, August) was born 03 November 1882, Greenwood Township, Hennepin County, Minnesota and died 06 September 1924, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

 

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      3. Daniel Julius Modrow (Friedrich, August) was born 31 October 1883, Greenwood Township, Hennepin County, Minnesota and died 05 January 1884, Greenwood Township, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

 

                Notes for Daniel Julius Modrow:

                Daniel's death date is per the births and deaths records in Greenwood Township.

 

                More about Daniel Julius Modrow:

                Cause of death: Infection of the lungs

 

      4.  Charles Friedrich Gustave Modrow (Friedrich, August) was born 25 November 1884, Greenwood Township, Hennepin County, Minnesota and died 11 October 1934, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

 


 

       5.  Emma Emila Modrow (Friedrich, August) was born 18 May 1886, Greenwood Township, Hennepin County, Minnesota and died 24 July 1942, Hennepin County, Minnesota. Emma married Albert Bies. Albert died 27 April 1955.

 


 

       6.  Emil Wilhelm Modrow (Friedrich, August) was born 19 May 1887, Greenwood Township, Hennepin County, Minnesota and died 18 March 1963, Staples, Todd County, Minnesota.

 


 

       7.  Helene Augusta Modrow (Friedrich, August) was born 26 February 1889, Greenwood Township, Hennepin County, Minnesota and died 23 April 1918, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. Helene married Fred Bachman.

 

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       8.  Alvina Augusta Modrow (Friedrich, August) was born 16 April 1890, Greenwood Township, Hennepin County, Minnesota and died 12 November 1971, Crystal, Hennepin County, Minnesota

 

 


 

       9.  Wilhelm Friedrich Heinrich Modrow (Friedrich, August) was born 07 March 1892, Greenwood Township, Hennepin County, Minnesota and died 31 March 1969, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

 


 

      10.  Louis Heinrich Modrow (Friedrich, August) was born 16 May 1893, Greenwood Township, Hennepin County, Minnesota and died 16 May 1961, Rockford, Wright County, Minnesota. Louis married Emma Catherine Daluge. She was born Noverber 1928.

 

                    Notes for Louis Heinrich Modrow:

                    Louis is buried at St. John's Cemetery, Hessen, Hennepin County, Minnesota. Louis and Emma had one girl.

 


 

      11.  Elsamina Modrow (Friedrich, August) was born 28 April 1895, Greenwood Township, Hennepin County, Minnesota and died 27 May 1961, Hennepin County, Minnesota. Elsamina married (1) Unknown Hawthorne and married (2) Unknown Kuehn.

 

                    Notes: Per living Modrow - Some information saying she resided in California. Per Granddaughter to Alvina Modrow, 'Elsie was the 'Black Sheep' of

                    the family. She moved to California and lost all her money to ' some man.' Alvina's Granddaughter goes on to say that she always remembered

                    Elsie being so nice to her and taking her shopping. Sadly, she died alone with no friends or family. Alvina said that very few people came

                    to her funeral and nobody to her internment.'

 


 

      12.  Wilhelmina Olga Modrow (Friedrich, August) was born 21 May 1896, Greenwood Township, Hennepin County, Minnesota and died 05 September 1972.

 

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      13.  Herman Albert Modrow (Friedrich, August) was 24 September 1897, Greenwood Township, Hennepin County, Minnesota and died 18 February 1967, Robbinsdale, Hennepin County, Minnesota. Herman married (1) Gladys C. Ryan. She died 17 June 1935 in Hennepin County, Minnesta. (2) Florence Vivian French. She was born 1906 and died 1990.

 

Notes for Herman Albert Modrow:

Per living Modrow - Herman was known as quite a character with a good sense of humor.

 

More about Herman Albert Modrow:

Burial: Glenhaven Cemetery, Crystal, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

Medical information: Alcoholic

 

Notes for Gladys C. Ryan:

Death date and location per Minnesota Historical Society data.

 

More about Florence Vivian French:

Burial: Glenhaven Cemetery, Crystal, Hennepin County, Minnesota

 


 

      14.  Daniel Modrow (Friedrich, August) was born 14 February 1899, Greenwood Township, Hennepin County, Minnesota and died 16 October 1964, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. Daniel married Alma Mathilda Berg, 02 February 1945. She was born 1909 and died 1995.

 

Notes for Daniel Modrow:

Burial: Glenhaven Cemetery, Crystal, Hennepin County, Minnesota

 

Notes for Alma Mathilda Berg:

Birth and death date per headstone

 

More about Alma Mathilda Berg:

Burial: Glenhaven Cemetery, Crystal, Hennepin County, Minnesota

 

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      15.  Bertha Lena Modrow (Friedrich, August) was born 09 July 1900, Greenwood Township, Hennepin County, Minnesota and died 01 September 1900, Greenwood Township, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

 

More about Bertha Lena Modrow:

Burial: Salem Lutheran Cemetery, Hanover, Hennepin County, Minnesota

 


 

      16.  Arthur Albert Modrow (Friedrich, August) was born 29 September 1901, Greenwood Township, Hennepin County, Minnesota and died 18 October 1904, Greenwood Township, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

 

More about Arthur Albert Modrow:

Burial: 20 October 1904, Salem Lutheran Cemetery, Hanover, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

 


 

      17.  Laura Lillian Modrow (Friedrich, August) was born 24 February 1903, Greenwood Township, Hennepin County, Minnesota and died 06 January 1967, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. Laura married Guy Webb. He was born 28 May 1946, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

 

 

Notes for Laura Lillian Modrow:

Per Granddaughter of Alvina Modrow, 'Lillian - The Flapper- from Websters Dictionary.' A young woman of the period of WWI and the decade thereafter who showed bold freedom from conversations in conduct and dress.' Alvina's Granddaughter just remembers Lillian floating in and out on rare occasion, beautifully groomed, lots of rouge and perfume and very nice. Always smiling, not saying much. Maybe a little intimidated by Alvina. She had a son, Walter, out of wedlock, who is deceased.

 

More about Laura Lillian Modrow:

Burial: Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Cause of death: Cancer.

 

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5.  Mathilda Otillie Modrow  (August) was born 06 March 1860 in Kazmierewo, Exin, Bromberg Stadt, Posen, Germany and died 04 November 1930 in Greenwood Township, Hennepin County, Minnesota. She married Ludwig Herbster on 30 May 1882. Note for Mathilda: Per census records it states that Mathilda was born in 'Kazemierzowo, Poland.' This was incorrect spelling. See August and Julianna's marriage record notes

 

Notes for Mathilda Otillie Modrow:

Per the LDS data - This is where the location of her birth was obtained, her husbands name and their marriage date. Per the 1880 census in Greenwood, Mathilda was born in Prussia.

 

Child of Mathilda Modrow and Ludwig Herbster is:

        i.  Helena Wilhelmina Herbster, born 22 January 1885.

 

More on Mathilda Otillie Modrow:

The data on her birth location is not totally accurate. Her birth place of Kazmierewo, Posen, Germany as Mathilda states in the 1880 census. Posen until 1918 was a German province. After WWI the international community took away Posen from Germany and gave it to Poland. In WWII Adolph Hitler attempted to annex Posen back to Germany.

 


 

6.   New information:  Ernst August Modrow  (August) was born July 1862 in Kazmierewo, Exin, Bromberg Stadt, Posen, Germany and died August 1862 in Kazmierewo, Exin, Bromberg Stadt, Posen, Germany.

 

Notes for Ernst August Modrow:  Ernst lived for one month and died of "Krämpfe" (nerve disease, brain disease).

 

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7.  Bertha Modrow (August) was born June 1864, Greenwood Township, Hennepin County, Minnesota and died 03 December 1864, Greenwood Township, Hennepin, Loretto, Minnesota.

 


 

8.  Helena Marie Modrow (August) was born 02 February 1866, Greenwood Township, Hennepin County, Minnesota and died 05 November 1923, Greenwood Township, Hennepin County, Minnesota. Helena married John Henry Wulf on 16 December 1884, Loretto, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

 

 

 

 

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