The Aleffs are the Paternal relatives of JunieBaby.
This information comes from Phylis and Howard Aleff,
which they gathered during their trip to Dorston, Germany,
where they tracked down and met many of the Aleff relatives,
and filled in the gap on Johann Heinrich for them,
as he was the missing link in their family records.
JunieBaby's Great-Grandfather was born in Dorsten, Germany in l820
and baptized Johann Heinrich. He immigated to the U.S. at the
age of l9 and changed his name to Hubbert. This is on his death
certificate but Howard always thought his name was Andrew. See
the caption in the photo album for the photo called "Andrew
Aleff Branch" for more information on this part of the
Aleff Family. Thanks to Christine Chad for this!
His family never knew what happened to him, as he was never
heard from after he left home in Germany. Of course,
there was no mail or telephone in those days, and perhaps
he could not even read or write. (As the third child
of nine children, in Germany, where the eldest child
always inherits all of the family assets, the present
family figures he knew he had to make his own life.)
Hubbert (Andrew) married Veronica Zimmerman
from Two Rivers, Wisconsin. She died in l873 and Hubbert
died in l893. His death certificate states that he was
born in l822-but his birth records from Germany say l820.
We do not know the date of their marriage. Their oldest
son was Peter.
Peter married Josephine Schreiber around l880. Peter
died Dec 11, l936 at the age of 80 and Josephine died
Nov. 2, l946 at the age of 86.
Joseph William Aleff was their oldest son. He married
Theresa Rose Loesing in Sheboygan, Wisconsin on
June 21, 1910 and they had three children:
Joseph William Aleff died August 14, l957. Theresa
Rose Loesing Aleff died in the fall of 1974.