? Eggert Family Genealogy

    Heinrich Wilhelm Holste  

Birth:        11 Dec 1795 Großenheidorn, Steinhude, Schaumburg-Lippe, Germany
Baptism:      14 Dec 1795 Steinhude, Schaumburg-Lippe, Germany
Death:        27 Mar 1866 Großenheidorn, Steinhude, Schaumburg-Lippe, Germany
Burial:       31 Mar 1866 Steinhude, Schaumburg-Lippe, Germany
Religion:     Lutheran

Father:    Johann Diedrich Holste (~1752 Altenhagen, Schaumburg-Lippe, Germany)
Mother:    Henriette Dorothea Kramer (~1755 Hagenburg, Schaumburg-Lippe, Germany)

Married	Helene Sophie Gerloff (~1796 Suckow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany ✝︎1847 Großenheidorn, Steinhude, Schaumburg-Lippe, Germany)
	     Aug 1824 Suckow?, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany
    1. Pauline Marie Dorothe Louise Holste (*1821 Berlin, Germany ✝︎1883 Steinhude, Schaumburg-Lippe, Germany)
    2. Holste ()

Joiner and master carpenter in Großenheidorn Nr. 59. He was a soldier in the Schaumburg-Lippe military in the Napoleonic Wars, serving twice in France. He is said to have marched in a victory parade in Berlin after Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo. It was in Berlin that he met his future wife in an inn. He returned to Großenheidorn, but two years later told his uncle about the liason, whereupon the uncle recommended that they go to Berlin to find her. So they hitched up a horse and wagon, packed oats, hay, and straw, and trekked to Berlin. She had returned to her parents in Mecklenburg, but they were given the address and followed her there. There they found her, first their little girl, then the young mother, peeling potatoes in the kitchen. Their joy was great at the reunion. Most likely they married in Mecklenburg, then returned to Großenheidorn. They brought with them a nectarine tree (Apelpeskenbom), descendants of which are still tended in the Thiele family.

Taufpate: der Verwalter Kühn zu Hagenb.

Sources: STEIN, AB795(Item: D, Page: 1, 5), WIEG(Page: 305), AB1195, AB200(Items: 1–4)
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Last changed: 4 Nov 2015