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From: "Thomas E. Burke" <>
Subject: Re: [POSEN] Fenske from kreis Wirsitz
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2009 10:47:54 -0400
The following are entries from catalog of gravestones in Stearns County,
Minnesota. Stearns county is in north central Minnesota, about 100 miles
north of Minneapolis.
Last Name First Birth Death Cemetery
FENSKE Arthur A 1906 45 Paynesville Twp
FENSKE Hertha E 1914 45 Paynesville Twp
No Bethke's or Wrasse's.
State of MN has very good online registry of deaths at
It shows 494 Fenske's. Info about Arthur A. is
FENSKE, ARTHUR A.
Date of Birth: 02 Jul 1906
Place of Birth: MINNESOTA
Mother Maiden Name: QUIRAM
Date of Death: 27 Jul 1985
County of Death: STEARNS
No info about Hertha Fenske with 1914 DOB. However, there is a Hertha Henske
born 2/11/1897, died three days later. Mother's maiden name SPLITTASTAZER
I searched for Bertha Fenske with DOB 1914. No luck.
The death certificate site has a link to MN births. There are a number of
My father's maternal grandparents came from Kreis Wirsitz and settled in
Hope this is useful
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Sent: March 25, 2009 09:36
Subject: [POSEN] Fenske from kreis Wirsitz
In a few recent inquiries re:FENSKE families from Debenke kreis Wirsitz
Posen I have done my families Fenske from that region and would suggest
have foundg on IGIs that the name is often written as Wenske for the same
families Fenske over different years. Many of my direct families were born
died in Debenke and nearby villages. And for the person searching for a
Gustav Fenske I have August Edward Fenske born 17 Sep 1871 in Saxaren (near
Bebenke) son of Johann Karl Fenske and Charlotte Werner.
I also have seen the surname spelled as Ventzke . Have info on many
other Fenske names in my notes. and would be happy to share. Also have
for Wrasse and Bethke. Betty Fredrich-Krummel
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