I am researching my girlfriend's genealogy, and Lena Melinda Holthaus is her great-great grandmother. Lena b. 28 Sep 1884 or 1887, died 4 Apr 1954. She married Edward Hamann (3/30/1877-12/4/1954). Both died in Washington, Franklin, Missouri, and are buried in St. Francis Borgia Catholic Cemetery in Washington.
Lena's parents were John Clement Holthaus (1846-1934) and Louise Heinemann (1851-1923). Both of them are buried in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Neier, Franklin, Missouri.
Louise's parents were Henry Heinemann and Charlotta Sickendick.
This is as far back as I've been able to go so far. Would like to hear more about Lena being of Cherokee descent. Any hard evidence of this? I am trying to obtain photos of my girlfriend's relations - by any chance do you have any?
My girlfriend descends from Edward and Lena's daughter Tillie, who married Louis Runge.