I'm hoping somebody on this list can help me.
I am looking for the obituary of John (Johann) H (Hinrich) Beselin (Beseling) to verify this info that I have. I found a tombstone photo on the "Findagrave" website of John H Beselin, Bethlehem Cemetery, Stanton Co., Nebraska and the birth date is an exact match for my person. The info on the wife's tombstone doesn't match but that may be his second wife. Not sure. Assuming Bertha Beselin is his wife.
Baptismal register of the Evangelic Lutheran church in Wesselburen, Germany born on 17, Dec., 1840, baptized on 17, Jan., 1841 Johann Hinrich Beseling from Suderdeich, an illegitimate child of Wiebke Catharina Rehder of that place, who is a daughter of the local labourer Johann Rehder. Alleged father to this child is the farmhand, Hans Hinrich Beseling, from Tetenbull, now resident here, who has done the impregnation in her parents' home.
Godparents: Gustav Wilhelm Carstens of this place, Claus Stark Voss, Juliane Margaretha Rehder.
Marriage register of the Evangelic Lutheran church in Busum, 1868 record #6, married on 07, Jun., 1868 The bachelor Johann Hinrich Beseling from Suderdeich, own son of Wiebke Catharina Rehder of that place (28 years, 6 months) united in marriage to the virgin Anna Magdalena Peters, a legitimate daughter of Claus Hinrich Peters, a carpenter in Westerdeichstrich, and of Margaretha Elsabea, nee Hennings (age 19 years, 5 months).
He immigrated to the USA in 1881. I have noticed that there are no matches for Beseling in the SSI but there are 6 matches for Beselin. I think the "g" in their name got dropped when they came to the USA.
Any questions, please ask.