Caroline Maria Johanna Krowas

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Name Caroline Maria Johanna Krowas
Born 1850-11-27 Gingst, Island of Rügen, Germany
Gender F
Died 1938-01-17 Odebolt, Sac County, Iowa
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Father Carl Friedrich Maritz Eggert b. (1824-03-05, Beuchow Insel Rugen, Germany) d. (1917-03-17, Lowden, Cedar County, Iowa)
Mother Ernestina Sophia Johana Martzahn b. (1832-08-28, Bublitz, Pommern, Koeslin Stettin, Prussia) d. (1898-07-29, Battle Creek, Ida County, Iowa)
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Family Carl Adelbert Siebrecht b. (1846-10-12, Gingst, Island of Rügen, Germany) d. (1937, Odebolt, Sac County, Iowa)
Married 1875-09-00
Children 1 Otto Siebrecht b. (c. 1858)
2 Carrie Siebrecht b. (c. 1880)
3 Augusta Siebrecht b. (1883-07-17, Iowa) d. (1974-11-01)
4 Carl J. Siebrecht b. (1886) d. (1967)
5 Martha Siebrecht
6 John Siebrecht
Carl Adelbert and Caroline Maria Johanna Siebrecht née Krowas
Family portrait
Odebolt, Sac County, Iowa c. 1900


1 NOTE Hi Randall,

Wish I could given you more about Caroline Maria Johanna Krowas. This is what I do know - she was born Nov. 27, 1850 according to her obit. around Gingst, Island of Rügen, Germany. She was orphaned at the age of 8 yrs. She came to the USA aboard the ship ‘Prinz Albert’, which left Hamburg, Germany in the later part of 1872 and arrived in New York harbor on Jan. 28, 1873. Caroline was traveling with the Carl & Christine (Marzahl) Eggert family (they had 4 children). Caroline was listed on the ship’s record as being a daughter of the couple, but was really a niece. However, I do not know which of the couple was the blood relative. The entire family settled at Lowden, Cedar Co., Iowa. In Sep. 1875, Caroline married Carl Siebrecht Sr., who she supposedly knew in Insel Rügen, Germany and he & his family arrived in the USA on the same ship. Caroline died Jan. 17, 1938 and is buried at Odebolt, Sac Co., IA. Her death cert. says her father was Carl Krowas, but I have found nothing to confirm this. AND that is all I know. I realize that is a lot, but still her life in Germany is a great mystery. I wonder if she had siblings who might have come to the USA as well, but settled in surrounding states, but no mention was ever make of them visiting, etc. But with everyone from that era deceased, who’s there to tell. Would enjoy hearing from you about your last name, sure is not a real common one. Mary (M. M. Siebrecht)

Hi Mary Carl Krowas was my great-grand father. He came to the US around 1870 with wife Johanna. Their children were Charles, Martha Johanna, and Herbert . They went to LaSalle county, Ill Johanna died on Febr.2,1879. Carl remarried Ernestine Benner. Ernestine had three children Charles, Henry, and Edith. Carl and Ernestine had 4 more children John(my grandfather), Bertha,August, and Minnie. My grandfather changed our name from the w to a v, reasons unknown. Randall (Randall Krovas)

The following from

Carl Adelbert Siebrecht, son of Christian and Frederik Siebrecht, was born in Gingst, Island of Rugan, Germany, October 12, 1846.

In January 1873, Carl came to New York with his parents. In March 1873, he and his sister moved to Illinois. On September 19, 1875, Carl married Carolina Krowas, who was born November 27, 1850, at Gingst Island of Rügen, Germany. She was left an orphan at eight years and came to America, January, 1873, and made her home with an aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Eggert at Lowden, Iowa.

Carl and Carolina came from the same part of Germany and were acquainted with each other before coming to America. After their marriage, they lived in Cedar County, Iowa. They came to Sac County in 1888 and made their home northeast of Odebolt on the farm where their grandson, Kermit Siebrecht now [1977] lives. In 1912, they retired to the town of Odebolt. Carl died in 1937 and his wife Carolina in 1938. They were parents of Otto; Carrie; Augusta (Mrs. Walter Sisk); Carl; Martha (Mrs. Roy Currie); and John.

Otto Siebrecht married Lorinda Sisk. Their children: Glen; Dorothy; Bernice; Lyle; and Wayne

Carl Siebrecht married Ethel Nickels, their children: Morris; Gayle; Miriam; Marjorie.

Martha Siebrecht married Roy Currie, their children: William, Delbert; Ethel.

John Siebrecht married Annie Kessler, their children: Kermit; Lloyd; Merle; Shirley. John’s wife, Annie, died and John later married Hilma Olson and two children were born to them: Robert; and Joan.