Mitch Blank's North-German Genealogy Site
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This page created July 27th, 2002, updated February 16th, 2014
Edward Benz's great-great-uncle
Father Martin TEWS, 1756-1830
Mother Maria TIETZ Tews, ca 1775-1851
Sister Catharina TEWS Pagenkopf, 1799-1857
Stillborn brother, 1801
Brother Johann "Hans" TEWS, 1802-1872
Martin TEWS, 1805-1878
Wife Maria SCHEDDIN Tews, ca 1807-
Son Johann Ferdinand "Ferdinand" TEWS, 1832-1878
Son Johann Wilhelm "William" TEWS, 1835-1915
Daughter Caroline Wilhelmina Maria "Marie" TEWS, 1839-
25 January 1805 - Born at Lewetzow, Kreis Greifenberg, Pommern
27 January 1805 - Baptized at Behlkow, Kreis Greifenberg, Pommern. Godparents were Martin Klatt, Peter Hoppe and Maria Hoppe
1 August 1830, age 25 - Godparent when August Ferdinand TEWS (his nephew) baptized
July 1846, age 41 - Emigrated at Stettin, Pommern. Martin Tews, his wife, and three children sailed on the ship Vinzenz Priesnitz.
19 August 1846, age 41 - Immigrated at New York, New York County, New York
12 October 1846, age 41 - Purchased property at Mequon, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. 40 acres of the NE quarter of the SE quarter of section 30 from Patrick and Mary O'Neil for $300. This was on the west side of Granville Road between Donges Bay and Mequon Roads.
7 November 1851, age 46 - Exchanged property there. Exchanged his land in section 30 with Phillip Rosenthal for the SE quarter of the SW of section 20. This parcel is on the northeast corner of today's Mequon Road and Farmdale Road.
1855, age 49 - Recorded in the Wisconsin State Census at Mequon
6 July 1855, age 50 - Sells property there. Transfers his land to his son Ferdinand for $1200.
Sometime before 1860 - Wife Maria SCHEDDIN Tews died in U.S.A.
1860, age 54 - Occupation listed as farm laborer
13 July 1860, age 55 - Recorded in the United States Census at Mequon
1870, age 64 - Occupation listed as retired farmer
16 June 1870, age 65 - Recorded in the United States Census at Mequon
Sometime after 1872 - Brother's widow Catharine POLTZIN Tews died
21 March 1878, age 73 - Died at Mequon