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- Jean Nenno or "John" or "Johann" (alt Nenne), born
ca. 1782 in Prussia, Germany (by the account of Emily Covert
Roscoe), came to U.S. on 21 Aug 1833, arrived on ship "AngeGardien" started from
Morshweiler, Alsace [Morschwiller is 10 km west of Mulhouse], then to Havre, France,
accompanied by wife and 7 children (Andrie, Mickel, Nickolas, Barbara, Catherine, Pierre,
and Jean). At this time, he was 51, she was 47. He was a carpenter, and apparently had
6-7 other unnamed children. All names were spelled "Nenne" on passenger list.
Don Gentner's Nenno website
claims somewhat differently : that this man was at least born with the name
"Johann Nenno" (John) in Berus, Saarland, Germany (which is near Alsace).
Gained USA citizenship in 1842
- Barbara Kunzler, born 12 Jun 1787 in Berus.
Baptized in St. Martinís RC church, Berus. Emigrated 1833 to New York state.
Lived in Berus, Saarland, Germany. Hamburg, New York (1837); Collins twp, New York (1851);
Langford, New York (1855, 1860). Died 1865 to 1870 in New Oregon, New York;
Buried in St. Maryís cemetery, New Oregon, New York; Barbara spoke French.
Her name was also spelled Kontzler
- Johanna "Hanna" Nenno, born 23 Dec 1812 in Berus.
Baptized in St. Martinís RC church, Berus. Emigrated 1833 to America. Lived in: South
Buffalo, New York (1833-1838); North Collins, New York (1838-); Buffalo, New York (1840).
Died 15 Apr 1845 in North Collins, New York. Buried in North Collins, New York
- André Nenno ("Andrew"), born 20 Apr 1815 in Berus.
Baptized 20 Apr 1815 in St. Martinís RC church, Berus. Occupation: farmer. Emigrated
1833 to New York state. Died 23 Nov 1862 in Langford, New York. Joins lines to Winter,
Jones, Gentner, Degenfelder
- Michael Nenno ("Mickel"), born 12 Feb 1818 in Berus.
Baptized 12 Feb 1818 in St. Martinís RC church, Berus. Occupation: farmer. Emigrated
1833 to New York state. Died 16 Feb 1890 in North Collins, New York. Joins lines to
Clayton Nenno, with whom Tom McFarland exchanged email in April 2001, by way of Michael's
son Nicholas, Nicholas' son Charles "Carl", Carl's son Clayton E. Sr., and Clayton's son
Clayton E. Jr.
- Barbara Nenno, born 3 Apr 1820 in Berus. Baptized 4
Apr 1820 in St. Martinís RC church, Berus. Lived in New Oregon, New York, and Langford,
New York. 24 Apr 1897 in North Collins, New York . On 31 July 2005, this writer (Tom McFarland)
spoke with a descendant of Barbara named Ward Sexton, who had seen both the McFarland
and Gentner websites .
For privacy reasons, Gentner's website displayed Ward Sexton's family lineage only through
Ward's grandfather, Carl Koch, the precise path being :
Barbara (who married Peter Mayer),
Barbara's son Frank (who married Gertrude Wegner),
Frank's daughter Eleanora Mary (who married Edward Geiger),
Eleanora's daughter Dorothea Marie (who married Carl Koch),
Dorothea's daughter Patricia Ann (who married Fred Sexton), and finally to their son Ward Sexton.
- Nickolas Nenno (father), born 27 Mar 1822 in
Berus, Saarland, Germany, married 1843-4 in Buffalo, NY., died 22 Sept 1876 in Nenno,
Wis., buried there in church cemetery. Picture. Owned brewery,
built and operated a store, tavern, post office. Town of Nenno is named for him; joins
lines to McFarland, Roscoe, Illian
- Catherine Nenno, born 20 Sep 1824 in Berus. Emigrated
1833 to America. Lived in Eden, New York; Evans twp, New York, and Hamburg, New York.
Died 10 May 1896 in Evans twp, New York. Buried in Ss. Peter & Paul cemetery, Hamburg,
- Pierre Nenno ("Peter"), born 7 Nov 1826 in Berus.
Occupations: farmer; lumberman in Michigan; hotel keeper in Springville, New York (1880);
hotel keeper in North Collins and Evans, New York. Emigrated 1833 to New York state.
Died 22 Dec 1889 of consumption (tuberculosis); Buried in St. Aloysius cemetery,
Springville, New York
- Magdalena Nenno, born Born 15 Mar 1829 in Berus, died
15 Oct 1831 in Berus. Buried in St. Martinís cemetery, Berus
- Jean Nenno ("John"), born 20 Nov 1831 in Berus.
Emigrated 1833 to New York state, and "moved out west"
Above information supplied by Emily Covert Roscoe, August 1981 and