Mitch Blank's North-German Genealogy Site
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This page created August 25th, 2012, updated February 18th, 2015, last edited September 23rd, 2018
Viola Hartig's mother's half-brother
Father Friedrich LENSCHOW
Mother Louise Christine Maria GLEI Rohloff Schäfer, 1849-
Hermann Johann Friedrich ROLOFF, 1873-
Wife Bertha BORN Roloff, 1875-1965
Daughter Lilly Anna Alma ROLOFF, 1895-1991
Son Fritz Albert August "Fred" ROLOFF, 1901-1959
Son Walter Carl Heinrich ROLOFF, 1903-
10 April 1873 - Born at Möllenhagen, Kreis Waren, Mecklenburg-Schwerin
4 May 1873 - Baptized at Ankershagen, Kreis Waren, Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Godparents were Hermann Joahnn Friedrich Oppermann, day laborer from Möllenhagen, Friederike Jonas, day loaboer's wife from Puchow and Johann Carl Theodor Lorenz, day laborer from Möllenhagen. He was given his mother's surname of 'Glei'. But from age two, when his mother married, he used his step-father's surname.
7 February 1874 - Grandmother Maria Carolina Friedrika "Carolina" JONAS Glei Lüthke, age 59, died at Möllenhagen of Brustkrankheit (pneumonia, consumption)
November 1881, age 8 - Emigrated at Bremen, Germany. His mother Loiuse, her husband, her two children, and nephew John Gley and his wife Maria traveled together on the ship Köln.
13 November 1881, age 8 - Immigrated at Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland
27 December 1882, age 9 - Half-sister Alma Dorothea Christina ROHLOFF Hartig born at Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
16 December 1883, age 10 - Half-sister Caroline Friederike Anna "Anna" ROHLOFF, age 3, died there
Sometime before 1892 - Mother's husband Friedrich Johann Ludwig "Fritz" ROHLOFF died in Milwaukee?
5 September 1894, age 21 - Married Bertha BORN, age 18, at Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsi. Attendants included August Johansen and Friedrich Johann Ludwig "Fritz" ROHLOFF
29 September 1895, age 22 - Daughter Lilly Anna Alma ROLOFF born at Milwaukee
As of sometime before June 1900 - Resided at 1210 N Pierce St there. (Old pre-1929 street numbering system.)
June 1900, age 27 - Occupation listed as brick layer
2 June 1900, age 27 - Recorded in the United States Census at Milwaukee
9 February 1901, age 27 - Son Fritz Albert August "Fred" ROLOFF born there
14 December 1902, age 29 - Godparent when Viola Louisa Hermine Sophia HARTIG Benz (his half-sister's daughter) baptized at Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church there
10 February 1903, age 29 - Son Walter Carl Heinrich ROLOFF born there
18 December 1909, age 36 - Mother's husband Michael SCHäFER, age 65, died there of Krebs (cancer)
As of sometime before 1913 until sometime after 1922 - Resided at 1368 Booth there. (Pre-1929 numbering system.)
As of 1913 until 1932 - Occupation listed as mason
Sometime after 1930 - Mother Louise Christine Maria GLEI Rohloff Schäfer died in Milwaukee?
As of sometime before 1932 - Resided at 4158 N 14th St, Milwaukee
As of sometime before April 1940 - Resided at 2771 North 5th Street there
April 1940, age 66 - Occupation listed as masonry worker at W.P.A.