I am looking for families descended from emigrants who were members of the Venne Lutheran Church, in Venne Germany, in the 1800's. The largest number of these immigrants settled in Jackson County, Indiana. They were the early pioneers of the communities of Sauers, Dudleytown, White Creek, Jonesville, Borchers, Brownstown, Waymansville, Vallonia, Tampico, Wegan, Seymour, Cortland, Acme, Bobtown, to name but a few. Some of the names listed are: ABKE, AHLBRAND, ANDREES, THELMANN, BURBRINK, ROTERT, TOPIE, HURRELBRINK, HAVEKOTTE, BECKMANN, FRISCHE, BETTENBROCK, BOSSE, STEINKAMP, BROCKHOFF, MOHLENBRUCH, BRUGGERMANN, BRINKMANN, EGGEMANN, DINKELMANN, LUBKER, TORMOEHLEN, NIEMANN, SCHOMAKER, OTTE, ELLERMANN, LAMBRING, ENGEL, FRANKE, FRAUMANN, SCHMIDT, GAUSMANN, STROTHMANN, GILDEHAUS, GRAVE/GRAFE, HACKAMNN, STICHAN, MEYER/MEIER, SCHUETTE, TOBROCKE, SCHULTE, HAGEMANN, HARTMANN, HEHEMANN, SCHNITTKER, MOELLER/MILLER, KNOST, KNOSTMANN, PRUSS, WISSMANN, PETERS/PETERSCHLINGMANN, BORGMANN/BERGMANN, HOLLENBECKE, HINNEFELD, DUNKER, MOHLENKAMP/MELLENCAMP, IMBUSCH, IMSIEKE, PARDIEK, KALMEI (Kolwei?), KAMPMANN, VORNHOLT, NORDMANN, KLEEKAMP/CLAYCAMP, VONDERBECKE, SOLLMANN/ZOLLMANN, SCHMERSAL, UPHAUS/UBHAUS, KOCH, KOSTER, PLEGGENKUHLE, KUHLMANN, KRUSE, NIEHAUS, DRIFTMEYER, NOELKER, NIEWEDDE, SAUER, SCHNEIDER, RITTMANN, ROTERT, STROBECKE, WESSEL, SCHROEDER, SCHWARZE, STOCKHOWE, KREYENHAGEN/KREINHAGEN, STUCKWISCH, SURENKAMP, THOERNER, WIETHORN, WINTER, WOLKA. If you are a descendant and have information about your ancestors and their descendants, I would like to hear from you.