Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Anna Mena Elisabeth Rapien

Female 1827 - 1919  (91 years)


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  • Name Anna Mena Elisabeth Rapien 
    Born 25 Jul 1827  Mathof, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Name Anna Mena Elisabeth Hoffman 
    Name Anna Mena Elisabeth Wilken 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-16114 
    Died 23 Jun 1919  Elmwood, Cass, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Callahan Cemetery, Elmwood, Cass, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I16114  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2022 

    Father Wilhelm Dietrich Martin Rapien,   b. Abt 1805, Of, Mathof, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Maria Schultz,   b. Abt 1805, Of, Mathof, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F6897  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Joseph Ludwig Johan Hoffman,   b. 20 Dec 1812,   d. 27 May 1874, Plattsmouth, Cass, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 15 May 1861  , Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F10089  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Peter Wilken,   b. Abt 1826, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1861, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years) 
    Children 
     1. Wilhelm "Willliam" Wilken,   b. 8 Aug 1859, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1920, Elmwood, Cass, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F24757  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Anna Rapine was born in Germany on July 25, 1827. She married Peter H. Wilken in 1855 in Germany. They emigrated to Ontario, Canada in 1858. Peter died in 1860 in Canada leaving her with two small children. She then married Joseph Hoffman in 1861. They moved to Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska in 1873 where Joseph died in 1875. Anna lived the rest of her life in Elmwood, Nebraska where she died on June 23, 1919.

      Anna spoke little English and would correct her grandchildren in German. In her later years, she always set in a big black leather chair mounted on wheels. One morning, she pulled herself up to the dresser and while standing up, the chair rolled out from under her and she fell sitting on the floor very hard. She broke her hip as a result and went into a coma, never regaining consciousness. She is buried in Callahan Cemetery, Elmwood, Nebraska.

      Florence Eichmann McLaurin.

  • Sources 
    1. [S35] Vit - ON, Perth - Marriage Register of Perth County 1858-1869.
      Joseph Hoffman Res: McKillop Township Age: 45 Est. Birth: abt 1816 Father: Frederick Mother: Charlotte married Miss A. Wilken Age:: 34 Est. Birth: abt 1827 Born: Germany Res: Waterloo Township Father: Detrich Reppin Mother: Mary married 15 May 1861 county: Perth

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Jul 1827 - Mathof, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 May 1861 - , Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Jun 1919 - Elmwood, Cass, Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Callahan Cemetery, Elmwood, Cass, Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
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