In Howiek a family line with the surname HOBBIE has its origin. The name HOBBIE is also used by the descendants of several other lines. Howiek lies about 1 km southeast of Ocholt, 7 km southwest of Westerstede and is today part of the municipality Westerstede.
The place Howiek is mentioned already on 30 March 1302, when the Apen miners Herbord and Gerhard transferred the farm „Habbonis in Howich (Hauwiek)“ to the monastery Rastede. It remains unclear whether this is the only „Tammelen hus“ in Howiek mentioned in 1428 in the tax register, which at that time was still attributed to the Torsholt peasantry, or the parent house of the „HOBBEN from OCHOLT“ in Ocholt in the direction to Howiek.
In the Mannzahlregister (defence recruitment register) of 1581 the three farmers Johan to Howick, Gerdt to Howick and Oltman to Howick are named under Ocholt after Johann HOBBEN (the latter see under Ocholt). According to this there were only three farms in Howiek at the end of the 16th century and a family name did not seem to be necessary yet. In the Mannzahlregister Johan with two fortified sons as well as Gerdt and Oltman with two fortified servants each. In the Mannzahlregister of 1632 an Oltmann is named HOBBY, who must have been a son of Oltman to Howiek. Between about 1610 and 1630 the three Hausmann families „zu Howiek“ had adopted different surnames in order to be able to assign their children with often same first names better. Oltman probably chose the surname HOBBY because his father was a descendant of the HOBBIE families from Torsholt (3 km northeast) or Apen (6 km west-southwest). This assumption is supported by the preference of the first name „Dierk“ or „Dirich“ at the baptisms of the descendants, which was already common before in Apen and Torsholt. But if one considers all three early first names being frequent in the lineage „HOBBIE from Howiek“, these are Oltmann (from approx. 1550), Dierk (from 1645) and Brunke (from 1676), then the lineage „HOBBIE from Hollwege“ is the only lineage in which all three names were preferred even before 1650. According to this, a descent of the Howieker HOBBIE families from Hollwege 8.5 km north would also be possible. However, this will probably not be proven anymore.
The following picture shows the location of the parent house of the families „HOBBIE from Howiek“ in today’s situation.
In the following the families „HOBBIE from Howiek“ are genealogically described.
The families „HOBBIE from Howiek“ until around 1920
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.
1. Oltman ZU HOWICK, *at 1550, +before 1632 Howiek, Hausmann.
He is the currently secured top ancestor of the families „HOBBIE from Howiek“ and for the first time named 1581 in the Mannzahlregister of Westerstede, also still 1608. Since his son Oltman calls himself HOBBY, he will probably – as explained above – have been a later born son of one of the older families named „Hobbie“ from Hollwege, Torsholt or Apen, which can probably no longer be proven with certainty.
2. Oltman HOBBY, *about 1580 Howiek, +after 1653 ibid., Hausmann.
He is mentioned in the Mannzahlregister of 1632, also still in 1653 together with his servant Gerd. He married Talke NN around 1609 (around 1585-before 1636), with whom he had a daughter Wübbeke HOBBY (1610-1686). Until 22.01.1633 Oltman HOBBY and his wife Talke negotiated a marriage contract for their daughter Wübbeke with the parents of Gerdt EYLERS (1611-1680), Didtrich Eylers and his wife Anna, with whom they accept their son-in-law into their farm. Gerdt EYLERS was their third son.
3. Wübbeke HOBBY, *1610 Howiek, +09.03.1786 ibid., farm heiress.
She married on 22.01.1636 in Westerstede Gerdt EYLERS (1611-03.12.1680) from Howiek, who after the marriage took the name HOBBY. Gerdt EYLERS called HOBBY and his wife Wübbeke had four children, at least two of whom reached adulthood. The whereabouts of Anna HOBBY (*1639) are not yet known. Dirk HOBBY (1645-1685) was the farm heir. Nothing else is known about Oltmann HOBBY (1650-1696).
4. Dirk HOBBY, *12.02.1645 Howiek, +11.06.1685 ibid., Hausmann.
In the land records of 1681 it says: „Dierich Hobbiy has a Junker own heritage (Ocholt)“, in the tax book „Ordinärgefälle Ambt Ape Anno 1685“ under Howiek: „Dierk Hobby belongs to Junker of Bardeleben“. In the 1693 earth book he is described as „Dirck Hobby“. He married Talke Röben (1652-1727) from Mansie in Westerstede in 1672 and had 6 children with her, at least four of whom reached adulthood and married. Brunke HOBBY (1676-1754) was the farm heir, see 5.a). Gesche HOBBY (1678-1734) married the Hausmann Frerich Ulken (1671-1708) from Torsholt in 1699. Nothing else is known about Gerdt HOBBY (*1681). For Johan HOBBY (1682-1727) see 5.b). Talke HOBBY (1685-1780) married in 1707 the Köter Frerk Börjes (1670-1752) from Linswege and had with him at least one son.
5. a) Brunke HOBBY, *16.01.1676 Howiek, +12.11.1754 ibid., Hausmann.
In 1704 he married Anna ‚Margarete‘ Boltjes (1687-1736) from Mansie and had 7 children with her, all of them married. Talcke HOBBY (*1705) married the Hausmann Johann Basen (1694-1735) from Linswege in 1725. Dierk HOBBY (1708-1782) was the farm heir, see 6.a). Hille HOBBY (1711-1793) married the Hausmann Johann Ficken (1702-1774) from Lindern in 1730. Friedrich HOBBY (1717-1795) married Anne Catharine Meinye (*1725) from Hüllstede in 1747 and took the name „Manje“ in her farm, the marriage remained childless. Brunke HOBBY (1719-1807) married Gebke Raschen (1731-1778) from Halstrup in 1751 and took the name „Raschen“ in her farm. Anna Margarete HOBBY (1723-1747) married the Hausmann Frerk Oeltjen (1723-1779) from Hollwege in 1743. Johann HOBBY (1726-1799) married in 1766 in Zwischenahn Helene Klockgether (1749-1819) from Aschwege and took the name „Klockgether“ in her farm.
5. b) Johan HOBBY, *30.03.1682 Howiek, +28.01.1727 Specken, „Junker“.
He married in 1707 in Zwischenahn Talcke Brüggemann (*1679) from Zwischenahn and called himself „Junker“ when he took over the Köterei Junker in Specken. They had at least three sons. For Gerdt Junkers (1708-1748) see 6.b). For Dirk JUNKERS (1711-before 1785) see 6.c). To Johann Friedrich JUNKERS called HOBBY (1714-1743) nothing else is known so far.
6. a) Dierk HOBBY, *26.09.1708 Howiek, +13.12.1782 ibid., Hausmann.
He married 1738 Hille Hisje (1719-1762) from Torsholt, called himself at times also Hisje and had with her 9 children, of which 5 grew up and married. Anna Margarethe HOBBY (1740-1813) married in 1767 the Hausmann Brunke Röben (1740-1818) from Fikensolt, who then called himself Hissy. Helena HOBBY (1742-1805) married Johann Gerken (1732-1798) from Rostrup in 1768 in Zwischenahn. Brunke HOBBY (1749-1793) was the farm heir, see 7). Talke HOBBY (1755-1782) married in 1780 in Westerstede the Köter Johann Lüers (*1734) from Dänikhorst. Wübke HOBBY (1755-1834) married in 1787 the Köter Friederich Johann Stiefs (1739-1811) from Hüllstede.
6. b) Gerdt JUNKERS, *26.10.1708 Specken, +29.10.1748 ibid., Köter and overseer of the poor.
He married 1738 in Zwischenahn Anna Elisabeth Hinders (*around 1715) from Ohrwege and had 6 children with her. To Thalke JUNKER (*1739) further is not known. Johann Diedrich JUNKER (1740-1825) became a Köter in Specken, married and had at least two children. Gert JUNKERS (1742-before 1818) became Köter in Specken, married and had at least two children. Friedrich JUNKERS (1743-1803) became Köter in Aschhauserfeld, married and had at least two children. The whereabouts of Anna Elisabeth JUNKERS (*1746) are not yet known. Brunke JUNKERS (1748-1809) became Brinksitzer in Bockhorn with at least 5 subsequent generations. This line „JUNKER“ of the families „HOBBIE from Howiek“ will not be continued here.
6. c) Dirk JUNKERS, *13.11.1711 Specken, +before 1785.
At his baptism entry the father is noted as „Johan Hobbie zur Specken“. In first marriage with Cathrin NN (*about 1715) he had at least one daughter Hille JUNKERS (*1736).
In second marriage 1744 with Hille Eilers (*about 1720) he had three children: To Johann Diedrich JUNKERS (*1745) is furthermore not known. Gerd JUNKER (1750-1827) became a Köter in Specken, married Anna Margarete Schumacher (*about 1760) in Zwischenahn in 1785 and had at least one daughter with her. Friedrich JUNCKER (*1755) married Wübke Helene Sandstede (*about 1765) in Zwischenahn in 1792. This line „JUNKER“ of the families „HOBBIE from Howiek“ will not be continued here.
7. Brunke HOBBY, *09.10.1749 Howiek, +06.02.1793 ibid., Hausmann.
He wrote his name „Hobbje“ at his first marriage in 1768 in Westerstede to Hille Töpken (1750-1790) from Querenstede and had 5 children with her, three of whom grew up, married and had numerous descendants. Dirk HOBBY (1773-1808) was the farm heir. The descendants of this „eldest family line“ remained connected to agriculture for a long time, see further under „A) Eldest Howiek family line„. Hermann HOBBJE (1782-1835) and his descendants of the „middle family line“ were mainly active in metal processing, see further at „B) Middle Howiek family line„. Johann Friedrich HOBBJE (1785-1839) and his descendants were mainly engaged in wood processing, see further under „C) Youngest Howiek family line„.
In second marriage he married 1790 Talke Helene Brunken (1760-1801) from Halstrup, this marriage remained childless.
The following Oldenburg Vogteikarte shows to scale the settlement of Howiek at this time and the house man place „Hobbie“.
A) „Eldest Howiek family line“
A.8. Dirk HOBBY, *21.04.1773, Howiek, +22.05.1808 ibid., Hausmann.
He married 1795 Anna Margarete Brunken (1763-1811) from Halstrup and wrote himself „Dierk Hobbje“ at the baptism of the three children. Helene HOBBJE (1796-1822) married the Hausmann Brunke Deye (1787-1855) from Linswege in 1811 and had a son with him. After her early death in 1822, Brunke Deye married her younger sister Marie Elisabeth HOBBJE (1802-1831) in her second marriage, with whom he had two daughters. Brunke HOBBJE (1799-1855) was the court heir.
A.9. Brunke HOBBJE, *14.04.1799 Howiek, +15.01.1855 ibid., Hausmann.
From his first marriage he wrote „Hobbie“ and was married four times. In his first marriage he married in 1816 Anna Margarete Ehlers (1797-1817) from Linswege and had with her the farm heir Johann Diedrich HOBBIE (1817-1906), see A.10.a).
In second marriage he married 1820 Wübke Helena Brünjes (1802-1825) from Ocholt and had with her three children, of which only Brunke HOBBIE (1821-1868) grew up, see A.10.b).
In his third marriage he married Anna Catharine Brünjes (1804-1831), the younger sister of his second wife, and had two children with her. Helene Marie HOBBIE (1826-1893) married around 1850 the official auctioneer Johann Wilhelm Gottfried Geller (*around 1825) from Westerstede. For Eilerd HOBBIE (1830-um 1923) see A.10.c).
In his fourth marriage he married Anna Elisabeth Stamereilers (1809-1888) from Torsholt in 1832 and had 7 children with her, at least 5 of whom grew up and married. For Friedrich HOBBIE (1835-1882) see A.10.d). For Gerhard HOBBIE (1837-1920) see A.10.e). Anna Margarethe HOBBIE (*1840) married the watchmaker Johann Diedrich Kahlen (*1831) from Brockhofe in Zwischenahn in 1864 and had at least one daughter with him. For Hermann HOBBIE (1842-1933) see A.10.f). The whereabouts of Paul Friedrich August HOBBIE (*1844) are not yet known. Marie Elisabeth HOBBIE (1847-1917) married the butcher Friedrich Christoph ‚Gerhard‘ Mayer (1840-1916) from Gießelhorst in 1868 and had 5 children with him.
A.10. a) Johann Diedrich HOBBIE, *25.02.1817 Howiek, +13.02.1906 Westerstede, Hausmann.
He married in 1843 Gesche Maria Ulken (1822-1893) from Garnholt, the marriage remained childless.
A.10. b) Brunke HOBBIE, *10.12.1821 Howiek, +17.05.1868 ibid., Köter.
He married 1844 Talke Helene Moorburg (1822-1871) from Moorburg and had with her three children, of which two grew up and married. For Brunke Diedrich HOBBIE (1846-1928) see A.11.a). Helene Marie Sophie HOBBIE (1852-1927) married in 1880 in Zwischenahn Johann Diedrich Gleimius (1848-1918) from Zwischenahn and had 5 children with him.
A.10. c) Eilerd HOBBIE, *26.05.1830 Howiek, +around 1923 USA, Köter.
He married in 1857 in Westerstede Talke Helene Möhlmann (*1836) from Steinhausen and had with her two sons. For Bernhard ‚Diederich‘ Wilhelm HOBBIE (1857-1950) see A.11.b) and for Carl Friedrich Gerhard HOBBIE (*1860) see A.11.c). Eilerd arrived with his family and his widowed mother-in-law in the USA on 05.05.1870 to settle in Iowa.
A.10. d) Friedrich HOBBIE, *28.03.1835 Howiek, +13.04.1882 ibid., Köter and Hausmann.
He married in first marriage 1861 Gesche Helene Theilken (1836-1871) from Halsbek and had with her two children, of which only one became adult and married. For Bernhard Diedrich HOBBIE(1861-1945) see 11.d).
He married in second marriage 1874 Lena Ahlers (*1850) from Torsholt and had with her three children, two of whom grew up and married. For Friedrich Gerhard HOBBIE (1875-1955) see 11.e). Helene Elise HOBBIE (*1878) had a son Friedrich Heinrich Bernhard Karl HOBBIE (*1902) and married in 1903 in Oldenburg-Ohmstede Heinrich Friedrich August Wieland (*1877) from Bremen.
A.10. e) Gerhard HOBBIE, *10.03.1837 Howiek, +02.12.1920 Ocholt, Heuermann and tenant.
In 1865 he married Anna Marie Claus (1839-1893) from Mansie and had 7 children with her, of whom only three daughters reached adulthood. Marie Elisabeth HOBBIE (1866-1924) remained single. Anna Margarethe HOBBIE (*1867) married the farmer Johann Diedrich Imken (*1868) from Schweiburg in Esenshamm in 1899 and had three children with him. Helene Sophie HOBBIE (*1876) married the worker Johann Diedrich Ferdinand Tönjes (*1870) from Esenshammergroden in Rodenkirchen in 1902 and had two daughters with him.
A.10. f) Hermann HOBBIE, *16.02.1842 Howiek, +30.04.1933 Halsbek, Köter.
He married Gesche ‚Margarethe‘ Bruns (1852-1932) from Lindern in 1876 and had 10 children with her, 7 of whom reached adulthood. Helene Elisabeth HOBBIE (*1878) married the carpenter Johann Hinrich Inhülsen (1877) from Varel in Westerstede in 1904 and had at least one son with him. For Johann ‚Wilhelm‘ HOBBIE (1881-1966) see A.11.f). Helene Marie HOBBIE (1882-1961) married in 1910 in Westerstede the postman Friedrich Hinrich Grobe (1882-before 1961) from Astrup. Johanne Wilhelmine HOBBIE (1886-1981) married in 1912 in Varel Wilhelm Gerhard Janssen (1889-before 1891) from Winkelsheide. Anna Margarethe HOBBIE (*1889) married the carpenter Reinhard Hinrich Wilhelm Schütte (*1886) from Varelersiel in Westerstede in 1913. Fritz HOBBIE (1891-1914) fell in the 1st World War. Friedrich August HOBBIE (1893-1929) remained single. Johann Diedrich HOBBIE (1895-1965) first married in 1919 Sophie Schrör (*1898) from Hüllstederdiele and had with her a daughter Hermine Helene HOBBIE (1918-2004), in his second marriage Johann Diedrich married Katharina Bösch in Hamburg-Altona in 1925 and as a carpenter he arrived in New York on 11.10.1926, 7 months later his wife Katharina joined him.
A.11. a) Brunke Diedrich HOBBIE, *16.12.1846 Moorburg, +15.10.1928 Vreschen-Bokel, Köter, Hausmann.
After the death of his uncle Johann Driedrich Hobbie (1817-1906) he took over the Hausmann position „Hobbie-Howiek“. He married Helene Willjes (1845-1930) from Westerloy in 1872 and had three children with her. Johanne Helene Marie HOBBIE (1873-1940) married the farmer and brewer Johann Brumund (1870-1952) from Vreschen-Bokel in Apen in 1903 and had two children with him. For Bernhard Diedrich HOBBIE (1876-1958) see A.12.a). Anna Marie HOBBIE (1881-1969) married in 1908 in Westerstede Christel ‚Hermann‘ Bredehorn (1881-1943) from Burgfelde and had with her three sons: Hermann Diedrich Bredehorn (1909-1967), Bruno Georg Bredehorn (1911-1911) and Herbert Georg Bredehorn (1913-1993).
A.11. b) Bernhard ‚Diederich‘ Wilhelm HOBBIE, *14.09.1857 Hüllstede, +19.03.1950 Canaan Township, Henry County, IA, USA.
He had immigrated to the USA with his parents on 05.05.1870, was there also called „Richard“, „Dick“ and „R.W.“, married in 1878 in Henry County Friederike M. Kuhlmann (1855-1930) from Deckbergen, municipality of Rinteln, and had four children with her. For William Elmer HOBBIE (1880-1967) see A.12.b). Pauline Sophia HOBBIE (1882-1925) married 1907 in Des Moines, IA George Clifford Mathews (1883-1929) from Mt. Union, IA and had with him at least one son. Emma Louise HOBBIE (1885-1964) married Albert Lincoln Wick (*1889) from Iowa, USA around 1912 and had at least three children with him. Otto Henry HOBBIE (1888-1970) became a farmer and married Marie Wick (*1892) from Iowa in 1921 in Henry County Fredericka.
A.11. c) Carl Friedrich Gerhard HOBBIE, *25.04. *1860 Hüllstede, +after 1924 New Lon don, Henry County, IA, USA.
He had immigrated with his parents on 05.05.1870 to the USA, where he was also called „Charles“, „Charlie“ and „Chas“, married Anna Meyer (*1862) from Germany in 1882 in Henry County and had two children with her. For August HOBBIE (1883-1952) see A.12.c). Ida M. HOBBIE (*1885) married Sam H. Budde (*1884) around 1915 and had at least two sons with him.
A.11. d) Bernhard Diedrich HOBBIE,*28.07.1861 Halsbek, +29.06.1945 Rostruperfeld, Heuermann and Köter.
He married in first marriage 1887 in Zwischenahn Helene Bünting (1865-1904) and had 5 children with her. For Friedrich HOBBIE (1887-1960) see A.12.d). Helene Wilhelmine HOBBIE (1889-1975) married in 1913 in Bockhorn the merchant Johann Friedrich Anton Behrens (*1880) from Wildeshausen. Johann ‚Gerhard‘ HOBBIE (1892-1984) became a farmer, married in 1921 in Edewecht Minna Meta Janßen (1892-1979) from Südedewecht and had two daughters with her. Anna Louise HOBBIE (1894-1981) married in 1920 in Holle, municipality of Hude the naval accountant Karl Wilhelm ‚Heinrich‘ Lege (1877-1959). Martha HOBBIE (*1900) left for Amsterdam, Netherlands at the age of 21.
He married in second, childless marriage in 1911 in Zwischenahn Anna Marie Brüntjen widowed Wilking (1872-1953) from Dänikhorst.
A.11. e) Friedrich Gerhard HOBBIE, *06.09.1875 Halsbek, +1955 Oldenburg, worker.
He married 1903 in Oldenburg Martje Willms Klingenberg (1876-1957) from Riepe, municipality of Ihlow and had three children with her. Erna Minna Gerda HOBBIE (1902-um 1955) married the worker Heinrich Wilhelm Schrimper (*1901) from Eversten in 1922 in Osternburg and had three children with him. Friedrich Franz Wilhelm Johann HOBBIE (1904-after 1979) married Minna Karoline Wele Sackhoff (1901-1963) from Eversten in his first marriage in 1929 in Osternburg. Wilhelm Adolf HOBBIE (1906-1976) married Anna Christine Klusmann (1905-1992) around 1955.
A.11. f) Johann ‚Wilhelm‘ HOBBIE, *06.03.1881 Westerloy, +08.02.1966 Halsbek, farmer.
He married Marie Margarete Helene Henkensiefken (1891-1965) from Hoheliet in 1913 and had 7 children with her. Martha Sophie HOBBIE (1914-1999) married in 1938 in Zwischenahn Karl Hots (1913-1993) from Neuengland and had four children with him. Wilhelm Hermann Johann HOBBIE (1916-1941) remained single and died in World War II. August Heinrich HOBBIE (1920-2006) married Elisabeth Marie Helmers (1922-2018) from Aschhauserfeld in Westerstede in 1948 and had two sons with her. Martha ‚Luise‘ HOBBIE (1922-1993) married the young farmer Friedrich Wilhelm Lüttmann (*1921) from Aschhausen in Zwischenahn in 1944 and had 6 children with him. Mariechen Helene HOBBIE (1924-2015) married 1953 in Zwischenahn the farmer Peter ‚Friedrich‘ to Jeddeloh (*1927) from Halfstede and had with him at least two sons. Alma Johanne HOBBIE (1927-1988) married the farmer Dierk Johann Oskar Bruns (1928-2000) from Gristede in Wiefelstede in 1952 and had four children with him. Erich Johann HOBBIE (1934-2016) had married and had three children.
A.12. a) Bernhard Diedrich HOBBIE, *03.01.1876 Moorburg, +02.05.1958 Oldenburg, farmer.
He married Helene Marie Röben (1887-1953) from Osterscheps in Edewecht in 1915 and had 5 children with her in Howiek, three of whom reached adulthood and married. Johann ‚Diedrich‘ HOBBIE (1919-1985) married Annemarie Martens (1926-1954) from Apen in the first, childless marriage, in the second marriage 1958 with Anna Marie Logemann (1922-1993) he had two daughters. Hanna Sophie HOBBIE (1920-2003) married Heinz Frerichs (1922-1999) around 1945 and had two children with him. Georg Heinrich HOBBIE (1927-2002) married Käte Frieda Klingenberg (*1940) from Bremen in 1961 and had two children with her.
A.12. b) William „Willy“ Elmer HOBBIE, *05.04.1880 Mt. Union, Henry County, IA, USA, +1967 Galesburg, Knox County, IA, Real Estate Salesman.
He married Ella Mack Fraker (*1882) in Henry County in 1904 in his first marriage, Velma L. NN (*1886) in his second marriage in 1924. There are no known children for both marriages.
A.12. c) August HOBBIE, *22.08.1883 Pleasant Groves, Des Moines, IA, USA, +1952.
He married around 1919 in Illinois, USA Mable G. Sheckler (1885-1974) from Illinois.
A.12. d) Friedrich HOBBIE, *24.07.1887 Rostruperfeld, +30.01.1960 Westerstede, farmer.
In his first marriage he married Johanne Gesine Wessels (1887-1944) from Reitland in 1911 in Zwischenahn and had four children with her in Rostruperfeld. Anna Helene HOBBIE (*1911) married NN Budden around 1935 and had two children with him. For Gustav HOBBIE (1913-1960) see A.13.a). The whereabouts of Herta HOBBIE (*1922) are not yet known. For Walter HOBBIE (1928-1993) see A.13.b).
He married Auguste Dziarstek (1906-1956) from Olschienen (East Prussia) in his second childless marriage around 1947.
A.13. a) Gustav HOBBIE, *13.10.1913 Rostruperfeld, +21.01.1960 Wilhelmshaven.
Around 1948 he married Agnes Suchanek (1920-2004) and had two children with her.
A.13. b) Walter HOBBIE (1928-1993) see A.13.b).
He married around 1953 Emma Bruns (1932-2014) and had with her four children.
B) „Middle Howiek family line“
B.8. Hermann HOBBJE, *24.06.1782 Howiek, +21.05.1835 Hüllstede, Brinksitzer, blacksmith and miller.
Later he always wrote „Hobbie“, married Anna ‚Margarethe‘ Sieling (1791-1872) in 1814 and had 8 children, 6 of whom grew up and married. Helene HOBBIE (1815-1882) married in 1840 in Westerstede the worker and roadkeeper Anton Gerhard Brötje (1814-before 1882) from Rastede-Südende and had 7 children with him. For Brunke HOBBIE (1819-1898) see B.9.a). Wübke Marie Elisabeth HOBBIE (1822-1917) married in 1849 the Hausmann Hermann Wardenburg (181-before 1917) from Hüllstede and had two children with him. Helene Marie HOBBIE (1826-1858) married Hinrich Johann Niemeyer (1823-after 1856) in Westerstede in 1850 and had three children with him. For Hermann HOBBIE (1827-1901) see B.9.b). Anna Margarete Elisabeth HOBBIE (1832-1916) married the Heuermann and Köter Johann Diedrich Neumann (1830-1876) from Aschhauserfeld in Zwischenahn in 1856 and had two children with him.
B.9. a) Brunke HOBBIE, *19.08.1819 Hüllstede, +29.01.1898 Oldenburg, Köter and blacksmith.
He married in first marriage 1844 in Amsterdam, Netherlands Catharine Elisabeth Altpas (1811-1867) from Wesel and had 6 children with her. For Hermann Wilhelm HOBBIE (1842-1903) see B.10.a). For Anton Gerhard HOBBIE (1844-1895) see B.10.b). Margarete ‚Sybille‘ HOBBIE (1846-1899) married the Catholic locksmith Josef Greter (1852-after 1899) from Kriens, Canton Lucerne, Switzerland in Oldenburg in 1876. For Wilhelm Friedrich HOBBIE (1848-1921) see B.10.c). Catharine Elisabeth HOBBIE (1850-1930) married in 1874 in Bockhorn the Anbauer and Brinksitzer Hinrich Bredehorn (1837-1909) from Grabstede and had 11 children with him. For Conrad Brunke HOBBIE (1852-1895) see B.10.d).
He then married Helene Catharine Wilken (1846-1922) from Gießelhorst in 1869 and had 5 more children with her. For Hermann ‚Georg‘ HOBBIE (1870-1956) see B.10.e). For Heinrich Bernhard HOBBIE (1872-1959) see B.10.f). Anna Helene Friederike HOBBIE (*1875) married the worker Daniel Diedrich Sackmann (*1873) from Ottersberg, district Verden in Atens in 1904. Anna Marie HOBBIE (1877-1959) married the coppersmith Heinrich Hossbach (1879-1966) from Nienburg an der Saale in Oldenburg in 1902 and had 7 children with him. The whereabouts of Johanne Margarete HOBBIE (*1881) are yet unknown.
B.9. b) Hermann HOBBIE, *08.11.1827 Hüllstede, +15.04.1901 Ocholt, Viertelköter, miller and innkeeper.
He married in 1869 in Westerstede Talke Helene Schröder (1846-1894) from Apen and had 7 children with her, 6 of whom reached adulthood. Anna Margarethe HOBBIE (*1870) married in 1894 the farmer and innkeeper Gerhard ‚Friedrich‘ Mayer (1869-1950) from Westerstede and had four children with him. Helene Elise HOBBIE (1873-1957) married Friedrich ‚Bernhard‘ Volkers (1873-before 1957) from Ruttel in Westerstede in 1899 and had two daughters with him. For Hermann Georg HOBBIE (1876-1943) see B.10.g). For Friedrich ‚Gregor‘ HOBBIE (1879-1914) see B.10.h). Hermine HOBBIE (1883-1968) married in first marriage 1910 in Westerstede the postman Johann Friedrich Meinen (1882-before 1925) from Grabstede and had with him two sons, in second childless (?) marriage the building contractor Eltjo Hohenstein (1887-1958) from Lendorp, district Weener. Emma Johanne HOBBIE (1887-1938) remained single.
B.10. a) Hermann Wilhelm HOBBIE, *20.06.1842 Amsterdam, +26.05.1903 Oldenburg, factory worker, locksmith, blacksmith.
He is entered in the Amsterdam baptismal register as „Hermanus Willem“. He was married four times, married Anna Margarethe Hempen (1850-1887) from Dänikhorst in his first marriage in Westerstede in 1868 and had 13 children with her, four of whom reached adulthood. Anna Maria HOBBIE (1870-1904) married in 1893 in Delmenhorst the grinder Gerd Spalthoff (*1867) from Delmenhorst. Bernhard Hermann Johann August HOBBIE (1876-1938) married Johanne Christine Popken (1881-1963) from Oldenburg there in 1906 and lived in Wilhelmshaven as a naval deputy sergeant. Anne Sophie Wilhelmine HOBBIE (*1878) had a son in Delmenhorst who died as a toddler, further information about her is not yet known. For Karl Georg HOBBIE (1879-1952) see B.11.a).
He married in second marriage 1888 Anna Margarete Hempen (1855-1889) from Specken and had a daughter who died as a small child with her.
In third marriage 1890 he married Meta Hempen (1860-1898) from Specken, the younger sister of Anna Margarethe Hempen (1855-1889) and had two daughters with her. The whereabouts of Gretchen Maria Hermanda HOBBIE (1891-around 1970) is not yet known. Minna Rosa Emilie HOBBIE (*1893) married in 1914 in Rüstringen the Torpedo Chief Machinist Hugo Alfred Sturm from Kleinhamsdorf, district Weimar. He married in his fourth childless marriage around 1899 Johanna Carolina Beimoor (1864-1936) from Langförden.
B.10. b) Anton Gerhard HOBBIE, *12.06.1844 Amsterdam, +16.12.1895, Oldenburg-Osternburg, machine fitter.
In the Amsterdam baptismal register he is registered as „Antoon Gerrit“. In his first marriage he married Anna Maria Friederike Meyer (1842-1874) from Oldenburg-Eversten and had three children with her. Anna Christine Bertha HOBBIE (1869-1956) married Friedrich Meyer (*1868), a postman from Rastede-Neusüdende, in Oldenburg in 1893. For Johannes Adalbert Wilhelm HOBBIE (*1871) see B.11.b). Mathilde Amalie Clara HOBBIE (*1873) had a daughter Hollmanda Wilhelmine Bertha HOBBIE later married Huntemann (1890-around 1962).
He then married Johanne Katharine Dorothee Wuttje (1850-1939) from Oldenburg-Osternburg in 1875 and had 6 children with her, four of whom reached adulthood. August Sophus Hermann HOBBIE (1876-1900) became a railway mechanic. Sophie Hermine Margarete HOBBIE (1878-1968) married the lithographer Friedrich Hinrich Gerhard Janßen (1887-1968) from Oldenburg in Oldenburg in 1911. Pauline Josephine Amalie HOBBIE (*1883) married Heymann Cohn (*around 1880-1923) in Oldenburg in 1903. Paul Anton Elimar HOBBIE (1885-1945) was a locksmith, locomotive heater and last locomotive driver in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
B.10. c) Wilhelm Friedrich HOBBIE, *14.04.1848 Amsterdam, +08.07.1921 Oldenburg-Ohmstede, miller, worker, stoker, locomotive driver.
In the Amsterdam baptismal register he is registered as „Willem Frederik“. In his first marriage he married Johanne Margarete Caspers (1854-1896) from Grabstede in Oldenburg in 1875 and had 9 children with her, 5 of whom died as a child. For Hermann Johann ‚Wilhelm‘ HOBBIE (1875-1915) see B.11.c). For Eduard Karl Friedrich HOBBIE (1877-1956) see B.11.d). Martha Katharine Wilhelmine HOBBIE (1882-1971) married August Dorileit (*1877), a shipyard firefighter from Galbrasten, Ragnit County, in Bant in 1901. The whereabouts of Frieda Margarethe HOBBIE (*1892) are not known yet.
He married the widowed Henriette Christiane Graalmann (1859-1924) from Carolinensiel in Oldenburg in 1899 and had a daughter who died as a baby.
B.10. d) Conrad Brunke HOBBIE, *26.12.1852 Amsterdam, +26.11.1895 Augustfehn, blacksmith, factory fitter.
In the Amsterdam baptismal register he is registered as „Coenraad Brunke“. He married Dina Anna Catherine Janßen (1855-1931) from Apen-Bokel in Oldenburg in 1875 and had 7 children with her, three of whom reached adulthood. August Diedrich Konrad HOBBIE (*1887) is presumably identical with August HOBBIE, a sergeant who died in Latvia on 11.09.1916 and who rests in tomb 106 of the war gravesite Dweten in Latvia. Otto Ludwig Hermann HOBBIE (1890-1918) married Fraukea Gerhardine Jelken (1890-1975) in Großefehn in 1918 and fell in France one month after his marriage. Alwine Bernhardine HOBBIE (1895-1962) married Hans Diedrich Conrad Buderich (1892-1968) from Bremen in 1920 in Apen.
B.10. e) Hermann ‚Georg‘ HOBBIE, *22.05.1870 Hüllstede, +1956 Oldenburg, pay servant
He married Johanne ‚Gerhardine‘ Margareta Ostendorf (1877-um 1946) from Wittmund in Oldenburg in 1901 and had 5 children with her, three of whom reached adulthood and married. Lina Wilhelmine HOBBIE (*1901) married Carl Adolf Wiemken (*1902) from Rüstringen in Oldenburg in 1928. For Herbert Albert Brunke HOBBIE (1903-around 1958) see B.11.e). For Kurt Georg HOBBIE (1915-2007) see B.11.f).
B.10. f) Heinrich Bernhard HOBBIE, *06.07.1872 Hüllstede, +11.04.1959 Oldenburg, farmer and railway worker.
He married Anna Finken (1879-1958) from Hülseberg (Osterholz-Scharmbeck) in Oldenburg in 1900 and had 11 children with her, 7 of whom reached adulthood and married. For Georg Bernhard HOBBIE (1900-1974) see B.11.g). For Walter Friedrich HOBBIE (1905-1979) see B.11.h). Johann Diedrich HOBBIE (1907-1990) married Martha Oltmann (1912-1995) in 1936 and had two daughters with her. Helmut Franz HOBBIE (1909-1944) married Anna Adele Witte (1911-1987) in 1934 and had three daughters with her, he fell at sea in the Mediterranean Sea. For Brunke Heinrich HOBBIE (1915-1987) see B.11.k). Adolfine Helene HOBBIE (1918-2005) married around 1940 NN Wienand (around 1915-around 1945) and had two children with him. Anna Helene HOBBIE (1920-2006) married Alwin Fülle (1921-1942) in 1941.
B.10. g) Hermann Georg HOBBIE, 21.02.1876 Ocholt, +03.02.1943 Westerstede, farmer and innkeeper.
In 1900 he married Johanne ‚Elisabeth‘ Mayer (1881-1954) from Westerstede and had 7 children with her. Hermann HOBBIE (1900-1930) was a bank clerk and remained single. Friedrich HOBBIE (1902-1943) married Helene Sophie Frerichs (1905-1960) in Apen in 1929. Elisabeth HOBBIE (1903-1978) married the farmer Erich Gerhard Heinrich Hedden (1902-1981) from Seefelderaußendeich in Westerstede in 1925 and had two daughters with him. For Gerhard HOBBIE (1905-1972) see B.11.m). Helene HOBBIE (1906-1970) married the railway secretary Hermann Karl Havekost (1903-1977) from Elmeloh in Westerstede in 1930 and had three children with him. Marie HOBBIE (1909-1977) married the farmer Heinrich ‚Wilhelm‘ Lueken (1901-1975) from Großenkneten in Großenkneten in 1931 and had three children with him. Anna HOBBIE (1910-2013) married Eduard Brumund-Rüther (1904-1962) in her first marriage in 1938 and had four children with him, in her second marriage around 1972 her widowed brother-in-law Hermann Karl Havekost.
B.10. h) Friedrich ‚Gregor‘ HOBBIE, *17.02.1879 Ocholt, +11.06.1914 ibid., innkeeper.
He married in 1907 in Westerstede Anne ‚Helene‘ Frerichs (1881-1974) from Heubült and had two children with her. For Gregor HOBBIE (1909-1944) see B.11.n). Marga HOBBIE (1911-2005) married Hans Schneider (1913-1992) around 1935 and had two sons with him.
B.11. a) Karl Georg HOBBIE, *25.10.1879 Oldenburg-Bürgerfelde, +04.07.1952 Varel, heater and haulier.
In his first marriage in 1907 he married Rebecka ‚Mathilde‘ Lehmhus (1879-1930) from Moordorf, municipality Altenhuntorf and had four children with her, three of whom reached adulthood. The whereabouts of Helene HOBBIE (1906-1931) are unknown yet. Carla ‚Hermine‘ Johanne HOBBIE (1909-2003) had two illegitimate children born in Oldenburg, Karla Mathilde Herma HOBBIE (*1931) and Walter August HOBBIE (*1935), of whom at least Walter assumed the surname WILDE. She married Walter Bockmerhagen in 1936. Around 1940 Herrmann Wilhelm HOBBIE (1911-2003) married Emma Feldhaus (1912-1987) from Halen, municipality Emstek and had at least one daughter with her.
Karl Georg HOBBIE married Hermanda Sophie Scheedemann (1903-1973) from Brake in his second marriage in Oldenburg in 1932 and had two daughters with her, one of whom reached adulthood and married: Irmgard Luise Hermanda HOBBIE (1933-2010).
B.11. b) Johannes Adalbert Wilhelm HOBBIE, *02.02.1871 Oldenburg-Osternburg.
His whereabouts are not yet known.
B.11. c) Hermann Johann ‚Wilhelm‘ HOBBIE, *09.08.1875 Oldenburg, +17.07.1915 Italy, carpenter.
He married in 1908 in Ofen Gerhardine ‚Katharine‘ Elise Meinen (1880-1962) from Oldenburg-Etzhorn and had with her three children who all died as children. He died in the 1st World War.
B.11. d) Eduard Karl Friedrich HOBBIE, *24.09.1877 Oldenburg-Bürgerfelde, +23.07.1956 Wilhelmshaven, locksmith and works guide.
He married 1899 in Bant Johanne Gesine Köster (1877-1945) from Wittmund and had with her two children. For Eduard Johann ‚Wilhelm‘ HOBBIE (1900-1978) see B.12.a). Gretchen Henriette Emma HOBBIE (1903-1979) married the gardener Karl Richard Bernhard Koch (*1904) from Heppens in Rüstringen in 1927.
B.11. e) Herbert Albert Brunke HOBBIE, *03.09.1903 Oldenburg, +around 1958, police candidate, locksmith.
He married 1926 in Oldenburg-Eversten Hertha Elisabeth Margarete Müller (1907-around 1973) from Petersfehn and had with her two sons. Georg Helmut HOBBIE (1926-1999) married 1949 in Oldenburg Wilgard Karla Dorothea Freter (*1928) from there and had two sons. Herbert Johann Adolf HOBBIE (1929-um 1987) was married twice.
B.11. f) Kurt Georg HOBBIE, *02.06.1915 Oldenburg, +25.01.2007 ibid., gardener.
He married Hildegard Gergl (1918-1968) around 1942 and had two children with her.
B.11. g) Georg Bernhard HOBBIE, *03.06.1900 Oldenburg, +18.10.1974 ibid., coachman.
He married 1924 in Hatten Adele Katharine Mathilde Mohrbeck (1890-1985) from Delmenhorst and had with her 5 children, four of whom reached adulthood: Bernhard Ernst HOBBIE (1927-2015), Erna Käthe HOBBIE (1928-2000), Hanna HOBBIE (1931-2011) and Anneliese HOBBIE (1933-2010).
B.11 h) Walter Friedrich HOBBIE, *11.07.1905 Oldenburg-Bürgerfelde, +03.08.1979 Westerstede, administrative employee and office clerk.
He married Anna Finken (1909-1997) from Bremen-Oberneuland in 1933 and had three children with her.
B.11. k) Brunke Heinrich HOBBIE, *21.08.1915 Streekermoor, +22.08.1987 Oldenburg, cartwright.
He married in 1939 in Berne Henny Anni Diederike Spark (*1914) from Weserdeich and had three children with her, two of whom reached adulthood and married.
B.11. m) Gerhard HOBBIE, *25.10.1905 Ocholt, +27.05.1972 Westerstede, miller and mill owner.
He married Carola Walter (1909-1986) around 1931 and had 6 children with her.
B.11. n) Gregor HOBBIE, *27.7.1909 Ocholt, +08.02.1944 Latvia, innkeeper and merchant.
He married Erna Helene Hammje (1910-1987) from Mansie in 1936 and had three children with her before he died in World War II.
B.12. a) Eduard Johann ‚Wilhelm‘ HOBBIE, *17.03.1900 Bant, +before 11.04.1978, ship engineer.
He married in 1934 in Hamburg Klara Käthe Schneider (1906-1978) from Alexandrowo, district Schubin.
C) „Youngest Howiek family line“
C.8. Johann Friedrich Hobbje, *08.05.1785 Howiek, +21.05.1839 Hüllstede, Köter and carpenter.
He married 1811 in Zwischenahn Margarethe ‚Elisabeth‘ Renken (1789-1870) and had with her two children. Brunke HOBBIE (1812-1893) was the heir. Margarethe ‚Elisabeth‘ HOBBIE (1814-1877) married in 1838 in Westerstede the innkeeper Friederich Töpken (1802-1863) from Lehmden and had two daughters in her ear.
C.9. Brunke HOBBIE, *03.04.1812 Hüllstede, +07.03.1893 ibid., Köter and carpenter.
He married Anna Catharine Bruns (1821-1889) from Dringenburg in Westerstede in 1842 and had 7 children with her, 6 of whom reached adulthood and married. For Johann Friedrich HOBBIE (1843- after 1920) see C.10.a). Margarethe ‚Elisabeth‘ HOBBIE (1845-1894) married Hinrich ‚Wilhelm‘ Raster (1838-1915) around 1875 and had at least one daughter. Anna Margarethe HOBBIE (1850-1880) married in 1873 in Westerstede the Brinksitzer Johann Hinrich Fuhrken (*1847) from Varrel, municipality Stuhr. Lena Sophie HOBBIE (1853-1911) married Johann Friedrich Janßen (1852-before 1911) in Westerstede in 1879 and had three children with him. For Johann ‚Diederich‘ HOBBIE (1856-1933) see C.10.b).
Anna Marie HOBBIE (1859-1924) married the Heuermann and shoemaker Johann Gerhard Pannemann (1858-1926) from Rastede-Neusüdende in Westerstede in 1880 and had three children with him.
C.10. a) Johann Friedrich HOBBIE, *13.10.1843 Hüllstede, +after 1920 USA, carpenter.
He married in 1870 in Westerstede Anna Christine Borchers (1845-before 1920), emigrated with wife and 5 children to the USA and arrived there on 15.05.1884 with the ship „Salier“ as family „Hoblie“. At US Federal Cenus 1900 they lived in Baltimore, MD, USA. They had a total of 7 children, one of whom died as a toddler. For Christian ‚Bernhard‘ HOBBIE (*1870) see C.11.a). The whereabouts of Anna ‚Helene‘ „Lena“ Elise HOBBIE (1872-after 1900) is unknown so far. For Friedrich ‚Wilhelm‘ HOBBIE (*1874) see C.11.b). For August Diedrich HOBBIE (*1877) see C.11.c). For Johann ‚Fritz‘ HOBBIE (*1882) see C.11.d). Lilian HOBBIE (*Oct. 1888) was born in Baltimore, MD, USA and lived with the US Federal Census 1900.
C.10. b) Johann’Diederich‘ HOBBIE, *11.10.1856 Hüllstede, +06.07.1933 ibid., Köter, shoemaker and house slaughterer.
He married Anna Fittje (1862-1947) from Torsholt in 1884 and had 5 children with her. Anna ‚Wilhelmine‘ HOBBIE (1885-1962) emigrated on 13.01.1906 with the ship „Main“ from Bremen to Baltimore, married in Grand Prairie, Platte County, NE in the same year Gerhard ‚Friederich‘ Blessen (1882-1955) from Hollwege and had with him 12 children, 11 of whom reached adulthood. Anna Bertha HOBBIE (1890-1936) married the mechanical engineer Heinrich Wilhelm ‚Rudolf‘ Weers (1889-1958) from Wilhelmshaven in Westerstede in 1912 and had three children with him. For Diedrich ‚Wilhelm‘ HOBBIE (1892-1969) see C.11.e). Marie Johanne HOBBIE (1896-1984) married in 1923 Westerstede the construction technician Diedrich Boyken (1892-1974) from Hengstforde, had with him at least one son and lived last in Wietstock (Ostvorpommern). Johanne Wilhelmine Amalie HOBBIE (1904-1978) married Bernhard Diedrich Beeken (1905-1963) from Petersfeld in 1927 and had 7 children with him.
C.11. a) Christian ‚Bernhard‘ HOBBIE, *24.06.*1870 Hüllstede, +USA.
He came to the USA on 15.05.1884 as „Bernh. Hoblie, 12 years“ 1884 with his parents, the whereabouts is unknown so far.
C.11. b) Friedrich ‚Wilhelm‘ „Willi“ HOBBIE, *20.02.1874 Hüllstede.
He came to the USA on 15.05.1884 as „Willi Hoblie, 9 years“ with his parents, the whereabouts is unknown so far.
C.11. c) August Diedrich HOBBIE, *15.03.*1877 Hüllstede.
He came to the USA on 15.05.1884 as „August Hoblie, 7 years“ with his parents, the whereabouts is unknown so far.
C.11. d) Johann ‚Fritz‘ HOBBIE, *01.02.1882 Hüllstede.
He came to the USA on 15.05.1884 as „Fritz Hoblie, 9 Months“ with his parents, the whereabouts is unknown so far.
C.11. e) Diedrich ‚Wilhelm‘ HOBBIE, *11.04.1892 Hüllstede, +24.12.1969 Westerstede, carpenter.
He married Anna Friederike Gebken (1895-1962) from Leuchtenburg in Westerstede in 1917 and had three children with her. Anneliese Amalie HOBBIE (1918-1997) married around 1947 the worker Georg Diedrich Jelken (*1921) from Linswege. Wilhelm Diedrich Fritz HOBBIE (1921-2016) became an architect in Hüllstede, married Elisabeth Piepers (1918-1997) in 1949 and had two children with her. Hanna Wilhelmine HOBBIE (*1925) married the architect Gerd Ziese (1911-1972) in 1955.
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This compilation of the descendants of the HOBBIE families originally from Howiek was also possible thanks to the information of Michael Hobbie, Hude.
Further information, also on children not listed here, deceased or single, as well as on other descendants after 1900, if known and (e.g. in the case of living persons) not protected, may be given on request, see Contact.