Mitch Blank's North-German Genealogy Site
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This page created October 6th, 2009, updated May 21st, 2010
Edward Benz's first cousin twice removed
Father Martin TEWS, 1805-1878
Mother Maria SCHEDDIN Tews, ca 1807-
Johann Ferdinand "Ferdinand" TEWS, 1832-1878
Brother Johann Wilhelm "William" TEWS, 1835-1915
Sister Caroline Wilhelmina Maria "Marie" TEWS, 1839-
Wife Bertha Helena WENDT Tews, 1834-1905
25 October 1832 - Born at Lewetzow, Kreis Greifenberg, Pommern
29 October 1832 - Baptized. Godparents were Johann Lambrecht, Büdner from Lewetzow, Johann Hoppe, Büdner from Gummin and Maria Scheddin, wife of Gerichtsmann from Klätkow
July 1846, age 13 - Emigrated at Stettin, Pommern. Martin Tews, his wife, and three children sailed on the ship Vinzenz Priesnitz.
19 August 1846, age 13 - Immigrated at New York, New York County, New York
12 October 1846, age 13 - Resided at Mequon, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. The family first settled on the 40 acres of the NE quarter of the SE quarter of section 30, on the west side of today's Granville Road between Donges Bay and Mequon Roads. In 1855 they moved to the SE quarter of the SW quarter of section 20, on the northeast corner of today's Mequon Road and Farmdale Road.
6 July 1855, age 22 - Purchased property at Mequon. Purchased his father's farm for $1200.
4 October 1855, age 22 - Married Bertha Helena WENDT, age 21, at Freistadt, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. The couple had five childen: Emilie Wilhelmine Maria Tews 1856-1856, Herman Tews 1857-, Emilie Magdalene Tews Friede 1862-1931, Julius Tews 1863-, and August Tews 1867-
Sometime before 1860 - Mother Maria SCHEDDIN Tews died in U.S.A.
13 July 1860, age 27 - Recorded in the United States Census at Mequon
16 June 1870, age 37 - Recorded in the United States Census there
21 March 1878, age 45 - Father Martin TEWS, age 73, died there
23 December 1878, age 46 - Died there
Buried at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Freistadt