#52ancestors No. 19 – Sophia Maria Wilhelmine Warnke

This is my 19th post for the 52 ancestors challenge from Amy Crow over at “No story too small”.


This time it is about my 2nd great grandmother Sophia Maria Wilhelmine WARNKE who was born on July 18, 1860 in Kastahn, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany.

She was the oldest of ten children of the farmer Johann Friedrich Gottlieb WARNKE and his wife Maria Elisabeth Wilhelmine née OLDENBURG.

church & cemetary Diedrichshagen

church & cemetary Diedrichshagen


On July 29, 1860 she received her christening in the local church of the parish in Diedrichshagen. In the file below her baptism entry is the one No. 21

Warnke Sophia Maria Wilhelmine 1860 baptism

In the same church she got confirmed into lutheran religion on March 21, 1875 and she married the mason Joachim Heinrich Gottlieb FREYTAG from Diedrichshagen on December 7, 1883.

civil wedding certificate Warnke - Freytag

civil wedding certificate Warnke – Freytag

The couple had three children I know of so far:

  • Emma Wilhelmine Elisabeth (* July 26, 1884 + November 11, 1972) – my greatgrandmother
  • Christine Sophia Dorothea (* August 27, 1885 + 1973)
  • Gottlieb Hans Heinrich (* June 20, 1888)

While checking my sources for this post it striked me that I didn’t have any entries for her for the censuses 1867, 1890, 1900 or 1919. I checked those online today again – but nothing. I wonder where she is. And her family, too.

I haven’t found a death entry so far for her.







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