The families „HOBBIESIEFKEN from Linswege“ until around 1920
The surname of the HOBBIESIEFKEN families was repeatedly written as HOBJESIEFKEN (from about 1850), also as HOBBENSIEFKEN (from 1750) and has been partly preserved until today. However, the place of origin of most HOBBENSIEFKEN is Westerloy.
As „Lynsvidon“ already 1124 documentary mentioned, there 1428 in a tax list the about 1400 born free heredity farmer Teyleke HOBBING is listed. More details under „Linswege„.
The great-grandson of this progenitorTeyleke HOBBING, the farm heir Johan HOBBING (*about 1495) had a later-born son named Sieveke HOBBING (about 1540-about 1635). He was listed 1581 in the Westersteder defence recruitment register as Köter (small farmer). In the so-called Weinkaufregister (recording of all legal contracts) for 1623-1639 on page 35 under „Linsswegenn“ (probably in the year 1635) is noted: „Hobbie Sieveken has reached his age on one hundred years. Has deceased and his son Gerth is supposed to sell the Coederey with 2 1/2 Reichsthaler“.
The Köter son Gerth HOBBIE (*about 1570) had again a later son named Siefke HOBBI (about 1600-1674), who is noted in the defence recruitment register of 1635 as „sick“. He is thus the 7th generation, starting from Teyleke HOBBING (*around 1400 Linswege) and probably the eponym for the line „HOBBENSIEFKEN from Linswege“. His son Rencke HOBBE-SIVEKEN (*around 1620) is the first bearer of the name. Although not directly documented so far, he is to be regarded as a fivefold great-grandson of this top ancestor of the „HOBBIE aus Linswege“ families.
The spelling of the names mainly follows the baptismal registers and documents. The German names for farmers and farm hands are retained and are to be interpreted as follows:
„Hausmann“ = farmer with a long-established hereditary farm, first settlers in a village,
„Köter“ = farmer with a smaller, later founded farm,
„Halbköter, Viertelköter“ = Köter with less land,
„Brinksitzer“ = small farmer on the outskirts of the village,
„Anbauer“ = farmer on newly cultivated land,
„Grundheuermann“ = farm hand with own house on non-inherent land,
„Heuermann, Heuerling“ = farm hand without own house,
„Häusling“ = person without own house,
„Dienstknecht, Knecht“ = farm hand.
8. Rencke HOBBE-SIVEKEN, *around 1620 Linswege, Köter.
He was the founder of the side line „HOBBIESIEFKEN“ of the families „HOBBIE from Linswege“ and had at least two sons. Johann HOBBE-SIVEKEN (around 1641-1719) married around 1665 NN Gercke, daughter of the Köter Rencke Gercke, and was 1681 named as Joh. Gerke Hobby Sievken as owner of the Gerke-Köterei in Linswege, thus married there. Gerdt HOBBY- SIEFKEN (1643-1710) continued the Hobbiesiefken line.
9. Gerdt HOBBY-SIEFKEN, *12.12.1643 Linswege, +14.11.1710 ibid., Köter.
He married 1686 Gesche Hulmann (1657-1723) from Linswege and had with her 5 children, of which at least three reached adulthood and married. Siefke HOBBY-SIEFKEN (1689-1740) married 1714 Wübcke Hempenjohanns (1688-1729) from Burgforde, more is not known to him so far. Hille HOBBY-SIEFKEN (1690-1759) married Gerdt Harms (1697-1771) from Zwischenahn in Westerstede in 1720 and had with him a son Gerdt (1732-1743) who was buried under the name „Hobben-Siefcken“. Gerdt HOBBY-SIEFKEN (about 1698-1771) became the heir to the farm.
10. Gerdt HOBBY-SIEFKEN, *around 1698, +21.12.1771 Linswege, Köter.
He married around 1718 Gesche NN (around 1695-1727) and had with her three children, of which at least two married. Ahlke HOBBENSIEFKEN (1722-1789) married Gerd Achtermann around 1750 (around 1720-before 1789). Johann HOBBEN-SIEFKEN (1724-1766) became the farm heir.
11. Johann HOBBEN-SIEFKEN, *13.01.1724 Linswege, +27.01.1766 ibid., Köter.
He married 1747 in Westerstede Grete Westie (about 1714-1766) from Gristede and had with her four children, of which at least two daughters married. In 1768 Hille HOBBEN-SIEFKEN (1750-1769) married Johann Renke Lamken (1733-1809) from Eggeloge, a Viertelköter and schoolkeeper from Eggeloge, who from then on called himself Hobbiesiefken, also Hobbensiefken, and continued the farm inheritance after the early death of his first wife. Hille died in childbed with their daughter Hille Margarethe HOBBENSIEFKEN (1769-1769). Wübke Margarethe HOBBENSIEFKEN (1759-1804) married Weyert Christophers (*about 1755) from Burgforde in 1781.
12. Johann Renke LAMKEN called Johann HOBBIESIEFKEN, also HOBBENSIEFKEN, *09.03.1733 Eggeloge, +08.09.1809 Petersfeld, Köter.
He married in second marriage 1770 Anna ‚Margarethe‘ Hemmy (1751-1797) from Linswege and had with her 8 children, of which 5 reached adulthood and married. For Johann Hinrich HOBBENSIEFKEN (1774-1845) see 13a). For Christopher HOBBENSIEFKEN (1780-1844) see 13.b). For Johann HOBBYSIEFKEN (1784-1867) see 13.c). Almuth Elisabeth HOBBENSIEFKEN (1791-1830) married the carpenter Johann Albert Rost (1789-1848) from Obenstrohe in Varel in 1817 and had 5 children with him. Anna HOBBENSIEFKEN (1794-1839) married 1818 in Jade the Köter Eilert HOBBIE (1788-1833) from Rastederberg and had with him 5 children, of which only the two daughters Anna HOBBIE (1819-1841) and Margarethe Catharine HOBBIE (1821-1881) reached adulthood and married.
While the original Köterei „Hobbiesiefken“ was located in Linswege, the next generation settled as land cultivators („Anbauer“) in the neighbouring Petersfeld to the east around 1780.
13. a) Johann Hinrich HOBBENSIEFKEN, *19.7.1774 Linswege, +21.05.1845 Petersfeld, Köter and Anbauer.
He married 1798 Helene Sophie Bohms (1780-after 1850) from Westerstede and had with her 7 children, of which four married. Johann HOBBENSIEFKEN (1807-1843) married Gesche Margarethe Bohms (1808-1858) in 1830 and had four children with her, of which only Helene HOBBENSIEFKEN (1831-1888) reached adulthood and married the Anbauer and shoemaker Johann Boltjes (1821-1889) from Linswege in 1851. For Friedrich HOBBENSIEFKEN (1810-1867) see 14.a). For Johann Hinrich HOBBENSIEFKEN (1813-1860) see 14.b). Gerd HOBBIESIEFKEN (1817-1859) was Anbauer and remained single. For Renke HOBBIESIEFKEN (1826-1876) see 14.c).
13. b) Christopher HOBBENSIEFKEN, *30.04.1780 Petersfeld, +07.01.1844 Jührdenerfeld, Anbauer.
He married in first marriage 1811 Gesche Sophia Hienen (1780-1819) from Westerstede and had with her two daughters. Gesche Margarethe HOBBENSIEFKEN (*1813) had an illegitimate son Johann Friedrich HOBBENSIEFKEN (*1836), to whom nothing else is known. Anna Margarethe HOBBIESIEFKEN (1815-1887) married the Heuermann Johann Hinrich Deppe (1824-1869) from Varel in 1852 in Varel and had three children with him.
In his second marriage in 1820 with Wübke Margarethe Gerdes (1798-1862) he had 9 children, 6 of whom reached adulthood and married. For Johann HOBBENSIEFKEN (1823-1897) see 14.d). For Gerd HOBBIESIEFKEN (1825-1898) see 14.e). Anna Elisabeth HOBBENSIEFKEN (1827-1899) married in 1860 the Brinksitzer and innkeeper Eilerd Frers (1823-before 1884) from Linswege and had four children with him. For Hinrich HOBBIESIEFKEN (1832-1899) see 14.f). For Johann ‚Friedrich‘ HOBBENSIEFKEN (1835-1917) see 14.g). Anna HOBBENSIEFKEN (*1838) married the Heuermann Gerd Janßen Oldenettel (*1829) from Marx, with whom she had a daughter, in her first marriage in 1864 in Westerstede, and Gerhard Meihlan from Hüllstede in her second marriage in 1874.
13. c) Johann HOBBYSIEFKEN gen. DIERKS, *10.06.1784 Petersfeld, +18.01.1867 Wapeldorf, Alter Köter.
He was „Alter Köter“ (a long standing Köter), married 1806 in Varel Wübcke Margarethe Dierks (1773-1831) from Obenstrohe and had with her four children, two of whom reached adulthood and married. For Hinrich HOBBIESIEFKEN (1806-1882) see 14.h). Johann HOBBIESIEFKEN (1810-1870) married in 1858 in Varel Anna Margarete Gerdes (1825-1891) from Zetel and had with her only the two daughters Johanne Margarete HOBBIESIEFKEN (1859-1938) and Marie Katharine HOBBIESIEFKEN (1864-1916).
14. a) Friedrich HOBBENSIEFKEN later HOBBIESIEFKEN, *05.07.1810 Petersfeld, +21.12.1867, Heuermann.
He married Helena Janßen (1810-1872) from Burgforde in 1838 and had four children with her. For Johann Hinrich HOBBIESIEFKEN (1839-1872) see 15.a). For Johann Diederich HOBBIESIEFKEN (1842-1911) see 15.b). Friedrich HOBBIESIEFKEN (1847-1907) was a farm worker and remained single. Lena Sophie HOBBIESIEFKEN (1853-1889) was a housekeeper and also remained single.
14. b) Johann Hinrich HOBBENSIEFKEN also HOBBIESIEFKEN, *23.11.1813 Petersfeld, +16.09.1860 ibid., Heuermann and Anbauer.
He married 1836 Helene Ötjendierks (1813-1852) from Petersfeld. They had 5 children, of whom only one son reached adulthood and married. For Johann HOBBENSIEFKEN (1840-1903) see 15.c).
14. c) Renke HOBBIESIEFKEN, *06.03.1826 Petersfeld, +12.01.1876 Oldenburg, Anbauer and carpenter.
He married 1850 in Westerstede Gebke Margarethe Heinen (1825-1903) from Conneforde and had with her 8 children, of which at least two married. Gebke Margarethe HOBBIESIEFKEN (*1852) arrived with mother and four siblings in the USA in 1879, whereabouts still unknown. Johann Hinrich HOBBIESIEFKEN (1856-1923) also arrived in the USA in 1879 and was called „Henry J. Hobbiesiefken“ by the US Census in 1905 and 1920, probably remained single. Anna Elisabeth HOBBIESIEFKEN (*1859) was present when the mother emigrated, whereabouts not yet known. For Gerd HOBBIESIEFKEN (1861-1933) see 15.d). Friedrich HOBBIESIEFKEN (1865-1956) also arrived with his mother and four siblings in the USA in 1879, married Sophie Johanna Grabenkamp (1865-1946) from „Prussia“ around 1889 and had two daughters with her.
14. d) Johann HOBBENSIEFKEN, *20.04.1823 Jührdenerfeld, +01.01.1897 ibid., Anbauer.
He married Helene Sophie Bohms (1818-1890) in 1851 and had four children with her, three of whom reached adulthood and married. Wübke Marie HOBBENSIEFKEN (1855-1919) married the innkeeper Brunke Janßen (1843-1901) from Petersfeld in 1874 and had 8 children with him. For Johann HOBBENSIEFKEN (1858-1928) see 15.e). For Friederich HOBBENSIEFKEN (1861-1937) see 15.f).
14. e) Gerd HOBBIESIEFKEN, *01.03.1825 Jührdenerfeld, +30.10.1898 Torsholtermoor, Anbauer.
He married 1851 Thalke Margarethe Büntjen (1822-1890) from Hüllstede and had 7 children with her, four of them reached adulthood and married. Gerd Christoph HOBBIESIEFKEN (1857-1933) married Anna Margarethe Kruse (1860-1892) from Hollwege in his first of three marriages in 1884 and had three children with her, of which only the son Fritz Wilhelm HOBBIESIEFKEN (1886-1914) had a daughter, who died as a child, before his early death in the war. In Gerd Christoph’s second marriage in 1892 he married Anna Sophie Klinkebiel (1865-1909) from Hüllstede and had two children with her, both of whom died as children or adolescents. And in his third marriage in 1910 with Anna Elsabeth Elisabeth Büsing (1866-1931) remained childless. For Johann Diedrich HOBBIESIEFKEN (1860-1928) see 15.g). Anna Sophie HOBBIESIEFKEN (1863-1933) married the coater Ernst Christian Gerhard Baars (*1856) from Wahnbek in Oldenburg in 1887 and had at least one son with him. Meta Helene HOBBIESIEFKEN (*1866) married the Grundheuermann Johann Hinrich Janßen (*1860) in 1889 and had at least two children with him.
14. f) Hinrich HOBBIESIEFKEN, *01.09.1832 Jührdenerfeld, +10.01.1899 Moorburg, Heuermann.
In 1862 he married Anna Elisabeth Fickenfrers (1837-1910) from Mansie and had 7 children with her, 6 of whom reached adulthood. Johann HOBBIESIEFKEN (1862-1927) was a worker and remained single. His twin brother Friedrich HOBBIESIEFKEN (1862-1918) died – apparently single – living at home in Hüllstederdiele. Anna Marie HOBBIESIEFKEN (1863-1917) married the Anbauer Johann Hinrich Diers (1861-1912) from Wiefelstede in Zwischenahn in 1886 and had 5 children with him. Lena HOBBIESIEFKEN (1866-1892) married in 1890 the Anbauer Friedrich Hinrichs (1851 before 1920) and had at least one son with him. Meta HOBBIESIEFKEN (*1872) married Johann Hinrich Gerdes (*1875), a farm worker from Astederfeld, in Westerstede in 1897. For Georg HOBBIESIEFKEN (1876-1952) see 15.h).
14. g) Johann ‚Friedrich‘ HOBBENSIEFKEN, *21.01.1835 Jührdenerfeld, +03.03.1917 Liethe, Heuermann.
He married Helene Böltjes (1834-1918) from Linswege in 1866 and had two children with her. Anna ‚Elise‘ Marie HOBBIESIEFKEN (1868-1949) married Gerhard Adolf Böse (1866-1918), a shoemaker and saddler from Barschlüte, in Rastede in 1894 and had four children with him. For Johann ‚Friedrich‘ Christopher HOBJESIEFKEN (1871-1948) see 15.k).
14. h) Hinrich HOBBIESIEFKEN, *01.12.1806 Obenstrohe, +19.11.1882 Wapeldorf, Brinksitzer and weaver.
He married in first marriage 1839 in Varel Anna HOBBIE (1819-1841) from Jaderberg, daughter of Eilert HOBBIE (1755-1793) from the family line „HOBBIE from Rastederberg“, and had with him two descendants deceased as infants.
He married in second marriage 1842 in Varel Gesche Margarethe Rost (1820-1885) from Obenstrohe and had with her 6 children, of which 5 reached adulthood and married. For Johann HOBBIESIEFKEN (1843-1897) see 15.m). For Hinrich HOBJE-SIEFKEN (1846-1879) see 15.n). On Wilhelm HOBJESIEFKEN (1851-1892) see 15.o). Elise Sophie HOBBENSIEFKEN (1856-1929) married in 1883 in Schweiburg the Köter Hermann Friedrich Bädeker (1860-1899) from Rönnelmoor and had 6 children with him. For Friedrich HOBBIESIEFKEN (1862-1940) see 15.p).
15. a) Johann Hinrich HOBBIESIEFKEN, *06.02.1839 Linswege, +28.01.1872 Wiefelstede-Bokel, Heuermann and blacksmith.
He married 1866 in Rastede Gesche ‚Helene‘ Küpker (1848-1929) from Hankhausen and had three sons with her. Johann ‚Friedrich‘ HOBJESIEFKEN (1866-after 1920) emigrated 1885 together with his remarried mother and all siblings to Texas and was noted there at the Census as a single „Fred Hobbesiefken“. For Hinrich Gerhard HOBBIESIEFKEN (1868-1941) see 16.a). For Johann HOBJIESIEFKEN (1871-1938) see 16.b).
As widow Gesche ‚Helene‘ Hobbiesiefken nee Küpker (1848-1929) had married the Heuermann and blacksmith Hinrich Kuck (1850-1919) in 1875 in Rastede, had 5 children with him in there and arrived with husband, the three sons from first marriage and four children from second marriage with the ship „Weser“ on 03.10.1885 in Galveston, TX, USA. The Kuck family later settled as „Cook“ in Stephens County, OK, USA.
15. b) Johann Diederich HOBBIESIEFKEN, *15.05.1842 Linswege, +26.07.1911 Varel, Anbauer.
He married Helene Sophie Brunken (1862-1937) from Hollwege in 1885 and had four children with her, two of whom reached adulthood and married. For Friedrich HOBBIESIEFKEN (1894-1917) see 16.c). Anna HOBBIESIEFKEN (1899-1979) married the coater Heinrich Willjes (1897-1979) from Westerloy in 1920.
15. c) Johann HOBBENSIEFKEN, *19.02.1840 Petersfeld, +17.10.1903 ibid., Anbauer.
He married Talke Margarethe Beeken (1844-1919) from Petersfeld in 1868 and had 6 children with her, at least four of whom reached adulthood and married. For Johann Hinrich HOBBENSIEFKEN (1869-1944) see 16.d). Helene Sophie HOBBENSIEFKEN (*1874) had the illegitimate son Johann Diedrich Hobbensiefken later Kruse (*1897), and married in 1897 the musketeer Wilhelm Georg Kruse (*1876) from Garnholterdamm. For August Heinrich HOBBENSIEFKEN (1880-1962) see 16.e). Anna Elise HOBBENSIEFKEN (1884-1966) married the farm hand Friedrich August Lamken (1881-before 1966) in 1906.
15. d) Gerd HOBBIESIEFKEN, *30.12.1861 Petersfeld, +18.04.1933 Iowa, USA.
He emigrated to Iowa with his mother and four siblings in 1879 and married Anna Martha Disque (1860-1935) from Burlington, Des Moines County, IA, USA around 1890. They had four children. The whereabouts of Arthur HOBBISIEFKEN (*around 1895) and Edna HOBBISIEFKEN (*around 1898) are not yet known. Norma HOBBISIEFKEN (*1902) married in 1922 in Burlington, Des Moines County, IA John W. Hoffer (*1898) and had at least one daughter with him. For Lawrence Gerd HOBBISIEFKEN (1905-1999) see 16.f).
15. e) Johann HOBBENSIEFKEN, *18.05.1858 Jührdenerfeld, +29.10.1928 ibid., farmer and turner.
He was also mill owner and married Anna Elise Theilengerdes (1863-1932) from Jührden in Westerstede in 1884. They had 7 children, three of whom reached adulthood and married. For Johann HOBBENSIEFKEN (1885-1919) see 16.g). On Gerhard HOBBENSIEFKEN (1899-1952) see 16.h). For Friedrich HOBBENSIEFKEN (1903-1977) see 16.k).
15. f) Friederich HOBBENSIEFKEN, *16.03.1861 Jührdenerfeld, +09.10.1937 Moorwinkelsdamm, farmer, innkeeper, timber manufacturer.
He married Johanne Catharine Rietforts (1863-1942) from Grabstede in Westerstede in 1887 and had 8 children with her. Helene Katharine HOBBENSIEFKEN (*1887) married in 1908 in Bockhorn the cartwright Friedrich ‚Wilhelm‘ Helmers (*1881) from Grabstede and had three children with him. Anna HOBBENSIEFKEN (*1889) married the carpenter Friedrich Gerhard Köhne (1879-1922) from Grabstederfeld in Bockhorn in 1908 and also had three children with him. Johann Hinrich HOBBENSIEFKEN (1891-1914) married Margarete Luise Frers (*1889) from Neuengland in Westerstede in 1913 and had with him a son who died as a child, he himself fell in France. For Friedrich HOBBENSIEFKEN (1892-1980) see 16.m). For Georg HOBBENSIEFKEN (1895-1973) see 16.n). Elise Wilhelmine HOBBENSIEFKEN (1897-1981) married in 1921 in Bockhorn the teacher Gustav Friedrich Popken (1879-1942) from Ellenserdammersiel and had a daughter with her. Frida Johanne Marie HOBBENSIEFKEN (1899-1953) married the accountant Hermann August Osterkamp (*1901) in Bockhorn in 1926 and had two children with him. On Wilhelm Gustav HOBBENSIEFKEN (1902-1968) see 16.o).
15. g) Johann Diedrich HOBBIESIEFKEN, *30.04.1860 Torsholt, +09.06.1928 Torsholter-Ostermoor, farmer.
He married Catharine Schröder (1864-1918) from Altenkamp in Westerstede in 1886 and had 6 children with her, four of whom reached adulthood and married. Marie Helene HOBBIESIEFKEN (1887-1952) married in first marriage 1911 in Westerstede the worker Fritz Bley (1887-before 1919) from Jeddeloh II, in second marriage 1921 in Zwischenahn the KöterJohann Christian Helms (*1869) from Rostrup. Johann Diedrich HOBBIESIEFKEN (1895-1929) married Helene Margarete HOBBIEBRUNKEN (1901-1993) from New England in 1926 and had two daughters with her. Martha Sophie HOBBIESIEFKEN (1901-1974) married the administrator Friedrich Lehmann (1890-1966) from Gristede in Westerstede in 1922 and had at least one son with him. Helene Johanne HOBBIESIEFKEN (1904-1933) married the farmer Alert Lehmann (1889-1968) from Gristede in Wiefelstede in 1925 and had two children with him.
15. h) Georg HOBBIESIEFKEN, *2007.1876 Halsbek, +17.04.1952 Westerstede, farmer and lease holder.
He married in 1903 in Westerstede Johanne Helene Margarete Wilken (1879-1927) and had 10 children with her, 7 of whom reached adulthood and married: For Johann Hinrich HOBBIESIEFKEN (1903-1970) see 16.p). Anna Margarethe HOBBIESIEFKEN (1905-1968) married the farm heir Friedrich Heinrich Oltmann Janssen (1905-after 1968) from Apen-Bokel in Westerstede in 1930. For Georg August HOBBIESIEFKEN (1907-1943) see 16.q). Martha Helene HOBBIESIEFKEN (*1909) married the electrician Johann ‚Friedrich‘ HOBBIEBRUNKEN (1907-1980) around 1940 and had at least one son with him. Fritz HOBBIESIEFKEN (1911-1944) married Gerda Hoyer (1912-2008) around 1935 and had a daughter with him. Johanne HOBBIESIEFKEN (1915-1987) married around 1940 Paul Fr. Janssen (1911-1975). Ella Marie HOBBIESIEFKEN (1919-2002) married around 1940 NN Schmidt (*around 1915) and had two children with him.
15. k) Johann ‚Friedrich‘ Christopher HOBJESIEFKEN later HOBBENSIEFKEN, *19.02.1871 Südende, +13.05.1948 Rastede, turner.
He wrote himself, as well as his children, from 1923 Hobbensiefken again. He married 1895 in Rastede Anna Janßen (1871-1955) from Osterscheps and had with her four children: To Friedrich Adolf Diedrich HOBJESIEFKEN (1896-1986) see 16.r). Anna Helene Elise HOBJESIEFKEN (1898-1967) married the baker Friedrich Wilhelm Meinen (*1896) in Rastede in 1921 in her first marriage, Gerhard Hermann Oltmanns (um 1898-nach 1967) in her second marriage around 1930. Emil Gerhard Magnus HOBJESIEFKEN (1900-1962) remained single. For Herbert Johann Marcus HOBJESIEFKEN (1904-1946) see 16.s).
15. m) Johann HOBBIESIEFKEN, *18.03.1843 Obenstrohe, 25.03.1897 Wapeldorf, Brinksitzer.
He married 1872 in Rastede Almuth Margarethe Catharine Wemken (1845-1917) from Bekhausen and had with her four children, three of whom reached adulthood and married. Johann ‚Hinrich‘ HOBJESIEFKEN (1874-1916) married Meta Johanne Wieker (*1878) from Hammelwarden in Strückhausen in 1898 and had with her two daughters who died young. For Wilhelm Hinrich HOBBIESIEFKEN (1876-1958) see 16.t). Anna Margarethe HOBBIESIEFKEN (1879-1968) married the worker Friedrich ‚Gerhard‘ Cordes (1875-1954) from Jaderberg in Jade in 1901 and had 6 children with him.
15. n) Hinrich HOBJE-SIEFKEN, *26.02.1846 Wapeldorf, +23.05.1879 Linswege, Brinksitzer, tailor.
He married 1871 in Rastede Gesche Margarethe Oltmanns (1842-1925) from Bekhausen and had with her three children, two of whom reached adulthood and married. For Hinrich ‚Wilhelm‘ HOBJESIEFKEN (1872-1962) see 16.u). Gesine Marie HOBJESIEFKEN (1876-1932) married the carpenter Johann Friedrich Anton Sommer (1872-1930) from Rastede-Brink in Rastede in 1898 and had three children with him.
15. o) Wilhelm HOBJESIEFKEN, *26.12.1851 Wapeldorf, +20.08.1892 Bremen, brewery worker, beer seller.
He married around 1875 Margrethe Meyer (around 1851-1903) and had with her three sons who all died as children or teenagers.
15. p) Friedrich HOBBIESIEFKEN later HOBJESIEFKEN, *27.01.1862 Wapeldorf, +28.06.1940 Kötermoor, farmer.
He married Johanne Mathilde Wessels (1862-1946) from Frieschenmoor in Strückhausen in 1886 and had 5 children with her, four of whom reached adulthood. Alma Johanne Elisabeth HOBJESIEFKEN (1887-1971) married the Heuerköter Hinrich Wilhelm Nuttelmann (1882 before 1971) from Ovelgönne-Neustadt in Schwei in 1909 and had two daughters with him. Johann Friedrich ‚Anton‘ HOBJESIEFKEN (1894-1915) fell in France. Martha Elise Wilhelmine HOBJESIEFKEN (1899-1989) married the farmer Friedrich Georg Nuttelmann (1897-1946) from Frieschenmoor, the half nephew of her brother-in-law, in Schwei in 1921 and had 7 children with him. Henny Catharine HOBJESIEFKEN (*1906) married Johann Diedrich Deharde (*1898) from Rastede-Neusüdende in Schwei in 1926.
16. a) Hinrich Gerhard HOBBIESIEFKEN later HOBBISIEFKEN, *15.03.1868 Hankhausen, +24.08.1941 Sumner County, KS, USA.
Like his older brother, he was naturalized in 1901 in Texas as „H. G. Hobbisiefken“. In 1904 he married in McPherson County, KS, Sophia Mugler (1864-1950) and had two daughters with her. Emma HOBBISIEFKEN (*1889) married around 1913 NN Hurt (around 1887-before 1920) and had a son with him. Inez D. HOBBISIEFKEN (1907-1986) married Irwin Henry Knakstedt (1905-1997) of Inman, Superior Township, McPherson County, KS, USA in 1929 in Kansas.
16. b) Johann HOBJESIEFKEN later HOBBESIEFKEN, *07.02.1871 Wiefelstede-Bokel, +1938 Stephens County, OK, USA, farmer.
After immigration in 1885 he was naturalized as „John Hobbesiefken“, married Pauline NN (1880-1954) from Germany in 1902 and had four children with her. Dora HOBBESIEFKEN (1905-1988) married NN Britt around 1925 (*around 1902) and had at least one son with him. To Fred HOBBESIEFKEN (1908-1948) and John H. HOBBESIEFKEN (1910-1967) further is not known so far. George W. HOBBESIEFKEN (1914-1990) married Minnie NN (1914-1982) in his first marriage around 1940 and Dora M. Clour (1916-2004) in his second marriage in Cooke County, TX in 1983.
16. c) Friedrich HOBBIESIEFKEN, *20.11.1894 Petersfeld, +06.10.1917 ibid., farmer.
He married Meta Hotes (*1892) from Garnholterdamm in 1916 and had a son with her. For Rudolf Diedrich HOBBIESIEFKEN (1917-1968) see 17.a).
16. d) Johann Hinrich HOBBENSIEFKEN, *19.03.1869 Petersfeld, +13.01.1944 Westerstede, farmer.
He married Helene Haukenfrers (1875-1929) from Linswegerfeld in 1897 and had three children with her: Minna HOBBENSIEFKEN (*1898) married Wilhelm Oeltjen (*1896) from Linswege in 1920. For Johann HOBBENSIEFKEN (1900-1974) see 17.b). Henriette HOBBENSIEFKEN (1906-1924) died young.
16 e)August Heinrich HOBBENSIEFKEN later HOBBIESIEFKEN, *20.05.1880 Petersfeld, +06.01.1962 Rastede-Südende, farmer.
In his first marriage he married Catharine Margarete Rosskamp (1886-1922) from Heidkamp in Rastede in 1913 and had with her the daughter Hertha HOBBIESIEFKEN (*1920), who married Georg ‚Hermann‘ Willers (1923-1981) in Wiefelstede in 1951.
In his second marriage he married Anna Wilhelmine Bohlje (1897-1979) from Eggeloge in Rastede in 1926, with whom he had the twin sons Helmut HOBBIESIEFKEN (1928-2014) and Günther HOBBIESIEFKEN (1928-2005).
16. f) Lawrence Gerd HOBBISIEFKEN, *09.05.1905 Burlington, Des Moines, IA, USA, +24.04.1999 Fountain Valley, Orange Couny, CA, USA.
He married around 1931 in Los Angeles Anita C. Zalazar (1909-2007) from there and had with her a daughter Norma Ann HOBBISIEFKEN (1932-1999) and a son Lawrence John HOBBISIEFKEN (*1934).
16. g) Johann HOBBENSIEFKEN, *2.02.1885 Jührdenerfeld, +14.04.1919 ibid., farmer.
In 1909 he married Anna Margarete Schnapper (1886-1935) from Moorburg and had with her three children, two of whom reached adulthood: Else HOBBENSIEFKEN (1910-1968) and Johannes HOBBENSIEFKEN (1912-1964).
16. h) Gerhard HOBBENSIEFKEN, *14.04.1899 Jührdenerfeld, +25.12.1952 Westerstede, farmer.
He married Frieda Siems (1902-1985) from Felde in 1923.
16. k) Friedrich HOBBENSIEFKEN, *30.01.1903 Jührdenerfeld, +01.06.1977 Westerstede, farmer, miller, sawmill operator, cartwright.
He married Anna Magdalene Ulken (1899-1988) from Hüllstede in 1923 and had two sons with her.
16. m) Friedrich HOBBENSIEFKEN, *26.10.1892 Moorwinkelsdamm, +11.07.1980 ibid., m.
He married Anna Karoline Meinen (1895-1982) from Grabstede in 1920 in Bockhorn and had four children with her, three of whom were married. For Werner ‚Friedrich‘ HOBBENSIEFKEN (1920-1999) see 17.c). Hedwig Johanne HOBBENSIEFKEN (1921-2010) married Heinrich Hedemann (1919-2005), a master blacksmith and agricultural machinery technician from Linswege, around 1950 and had two sons with him. Johann Wilhelm HOBBENSIEFKEN (1923-1943) fell as a single in East Prussia. Lydia Emma Helene HOBBENSIEFKEN (1927-2011) married around 1950 the farmer Werner Hellmers from Eggeloge and had four children with him.
16. n) Georg HOBBENSIEFKEN, *26.02.1895 Moorwinkelsdamm, +21.03.1973, farmer.
He married 1922 in Bockhorn Marie Elise HOBBIEBRUNKEN (1895-1971) from Eggeloge and had with her four children, of which two daughters reached adulthood and married: Anna ‚Elfriede‘ HOBBENSIEFKEN (1929-around 2000) and Hella HOBBENSIEFKEN (1931-1990).
16. o) Wilhelm Gustav HOBBENSIEFKEN, *30.03.1902 Moorwinkelsdamm, +20.12.1968 Hoheliet, farmer.
He married 1928 in Westerstede Martha Elise Alberts (1903-1985) from Hoheliet and had with her at least two daughters: Almuth Johanne HOBBENSIEFKEN (*1931) and Irmgard Hermine HOBBENSIEFKEN (1937-1985).
16. p) Johann Hinrich HOBBIESIEFKEN, *23.11.1903 Halstrup, +25.06.1970 Mansie, farmer.
He married Hertha Claus (1915-2002) in Westerstede in 1938 and had two sons with her.
16. q) Georg August HOBBIESIEFKEN, *05.03.1907 Westerstede, +19.02.1943 Russia, shoemaker.
In 1928 he married Anna ‚Helene‘ Hassmann (1909-before 1970) from Ihorst and had with her a son Heino HOBBIESIEFKEN (1928-2005).
16. r) Friedrich Adolf Diedrich HOBJESIEFKEN later HOBBENSIEFKEN, *20.03.1896 Rastede-Brink, +10.12.1986 Oldenburg, tax official.
He married in 1922 in Rastede Gretchen Helene Bielefeld (1898-1978) from Niederort and had two children with her.
16. s) Herbert Johann Marcus HOBJESIEFKEN later HOBBENSIEFken, *23.03.1904 Rastede, +28.02.1946 Russia, turner.
He married Anna Oeltjen (1905-1979) from Rostrup in 1930 in Rastede and had two sons with her.
16. t) Wilhelm Hinrich HOBBIESIEFKEN, *19.12.1876 Wapeldorf, +29.01.1958 ibid., farmer.
He married Anna Katharine Steenken (1883-1924) from Jaderaußendeich in his first marriage in 1907 in Rastede. During this time he also called himself „Hobjesiefken“ and had 8 children, four of whom reached adulthood and later wrote their name „Hobbiesiefken“ again: Henny Helene Anna HOBJESIEFKEN (1908-1986) married August Diedrich Meinardus (1911-1941) from Lehmden in 1931 and had two sons with him. On Wilhelm Johann Hinrich HOBJESIEFKEN (1909-1995), see 17.d). Anna Maria HOBJESIEFKEN (1911-2001) married the farmer Johann Diedrich Kröger (1904-1970) from Hankhausen in 1932 and had 5 children with him. For Ernst Gerhard Johannes HOBJESIEFKEN (1913-1988) see 17.e.
In his second marriage in 1925 in Rastede with Meta Wilken (1894-1980) from Willbroksmoor he had four more children, who were again christened „Hobbiesiefken“: For Johann Diedrich HOBBIESIEFKEN (1926-2003) see 17.f). For Heinz Georg HOBBIESIEFKEN (1928-1984) see 17.g). Hertha Anneliese HOBBIESIEFKEN (1931-1999) married Walter Arnold (*1930) from Apermarsch in Rastede in 1953 and had three children with him. Alfred Johann HOBBIESIEFKEN (1937-2003) was married twice.
16. u) Hinrich ‚Wilhelm‘ HOBJESIEFKEN, *02.09.1872 Linswege, +22.03.1962 Rastede, mineral water manufacturer.
He married Meta Küpker (1877-1957) from Hankhausen in Rastede in 1902 and had three sons with her: for Heinrich Gerhard Joachim HOBJESIEFKEN (1903-1995) see 17.h). On Gustav Wilhelm HOBJESIEFKEN (1905-1946) see 17.k). For Herbert HOBJESIEFKEN (1914-1992) see 17.m).
17. a) Rudolf Diedrich HOBBIESIEFKEN, *08.04.1917 Petersfeld, +14.06.1968 Westerstede, farmer.
He married around 1946 Ruth Alma Thon (*around 1920) and had two children with her.
17. b )Johann HOBBENSIEFKEN, *03.08.1900 Petersfeld, +1974 Hagenow (Mecklenburg), farmer, worker.
He married in 1927 in Westerstede Gertrud Magda Alice Neumann (*1908) from Astede and had with her at least one son.
17. c) Werner ‚Friedrich‘ HOBBENSIEFKEN, *22.09.1920 Moorwinkelsdamm, +20.02.1999 ibid., farmer and innkeeper.
He married Grete Müller (1926-1991) from Bredehorn in Bockhorn in 1948 and had four children with her.
17. d) Wilhelm Johann Hinrich HOBJESIEFKEN, *16.10.1909 Wapeldorf, +28.12.1995 ibid., farmer.
He married Henny Helene Henriette Meischen (1911-2006) from Jaderberg in 1936 in Rastede and had two children with her.
17. e) Ernst Gerhard Johannes HOBJESIEFKEN later HOBBIESIEFKEN, *24.06.1913 Wapeldorf, +03.08.1988, blacksmith, locksmith, turner.
He was married three times and married in first marriage 1934 in Bockhorn Johanne Anna Gerda Wessels (1913-1940) from Varel and had 5 children with her. In second marriage he married Johanne Denker nee Frers (*1918) in 1948 and in third marriage Elfriede Gerhardine Bosse (1922-1994) from Rastede before 1958.
17. f) Johann Diedrich HOBBIESIEFKEN, *24.02.1926 Wapeldorf, +23.02.2003 Varel, farm worker, turner.
He married in his first marriage in 1947 in Rastede Anna Käthe Ahrien (1921-1979) from Ellwürden and had four children with her. In 1974 he married in Zetel Auguste Albers widowed Kube (1926-2011).
17. g) Heinz Georg HOBBIESIEFKEN, *10.02.1928 Wapeldorf, +29.10.1984 Schortens.
He married around 1950 Hertha Schoon (*around 1930) and had with her at least one son.
17. h) Heinrich Gerhard Joachim HOBJESIEFKEN, *18.01.1903 Rastede, +25.03.1995 ibid., locksmith and mineral water manufacturer.
He married 1929 in Obrighoven, municipality Wesel, Margarete ‚Johanne‘ Abram (1904-1986) from there and had with her two daughters.
17. k) Gustav Wilhelm HOBJESIEFKEN, *08.08.1905 Rastede, +03.03.1946 Russia, locksmith.
He was deistically, married probably around 1935 the denominationless Elise Charlotte Stoll (around 1910-1974), who died in Berlin-Neukölln, and was in the war „Scharführer“ (squad leader) in the transport brigade Speer.
17. m) Herbert HOBJESIEFKEN, *31.08.1914 Oldenburg, +04.02.1992, merchant and soft drink manufacturer.
He married 190 Elfriede Follster (*around 1915) and had two children with her.
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