Helena Koentje

14 May 1815–13 December 1907 (Age 92)
Württemberg-Hohenzollern, Germany

The Life of Helena

Helena Koentje was born on 14 May 1815, in Württemberg-Hohenzollern, Germany as the daughter of Johann Koentje. She married Heinrich Friedrich Phillip Wendt on 12 April 1844, in Oldenburg, Germany. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Davis, Stephenson, Illinois, United States in 1870. She died on 13 December 1907, in Cortland, Gage, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Immanuel Cemetery, Gage, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Heinrich Friedrich Phillip Wendt
1818–1890
Helena Koentje
1815–1907
Marriage: 12 April 1844
Louisa Carolina Amalia Magdalena Helena Wendt
1845–1919
Henry Friedrich Phillip Wendt
1846–1916
Mary Louise Henrietta Wendt
1850–1934
Friedrich Ludwig W P Wendt
1853–1853
Wilhelmina Carolina Wendt
1855–1913

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 April 1844
Oldenburg, Germany
children

(5)

    Louisa Carolina Amalia Magdalena Helena Wendt

    Female1845–1919Female

    Henry Friedrich Phillip Wendt

    Male1846–1916Male

    Female1850–1934Female

    Friedrich Ludwig W P Wendt

    Male1853–1853Male

    Wilhelmina Carolina Wendt

    Female1855–1913Female

Parents and Siblings

    Johann Koentje

    MaleMale

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1818

Age 3

Illinois is the 21st state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1846

Age 31

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Dutch: apparently a nickname meaning ‘little cow’ or ‘coot’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Hellen Wendt in household of Phillip Wendt, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Helena Koentje Wendt, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Helena Koentje - Published information: birth-name: Helena Koentje

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