Katherine Dankers was born 12 May 1846 in Deinste, Stade, Lower Saxony, Germany to Peter Dankers and Anna Hackman and died 14 February 1914 Lake City, Minnesota, United States of cirrhosis of the liver. She married Martin Heinrich Ehlers (1847-1916) 1871 in Germany.


  • Her death certificate lists her parents as Peter Dankers and Anna Hackman.
  • FamilySearch has a genealogy with parents and grandparents, but the father as Peter Dankers Haeusling and the mothers last name as Lemmerman.


1880 Census shows a Dietrich Dankers living next door with same immigration and nationality dates. He is likely her brother. 1880 Census shows a John Dankers living in Goodhue County with his in-laws. Possible brother.


Offspring of Martin Heinrich Ehlers and Katherine Dankers (1846-1914)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Anna Maria Ehlers (1876-1961) 18 January 1876 Germany 20 October 1961 Lake City Hospital, Lake City, Minnesota, United States Henry M. Bremer (1868-1935)
Deitrich Ehlers (1878-)
Catherine Ehlers (1880-1973)
Meta Ehlers (1882-1956)
Elsie Ehlers (1885-1978)
Heinrich Ehlers (1885-1917)
Martha Ehlers (1886-1944)


Footnotes (including sources)

Ω Birth
  • Location may then have been described as "Deinste, Bargstedt, Hannover, Prussia", but Bargstedt is now a separate town.
¶ Death
  • death certificate

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