May 2023:
If a tree appears in the name line, then there is a link to the corresponding entry in

The bell founder Johannes Delapaix from Arnsberg (see here) married (oo1653) a daughter of the Arnsberg mayor Georg Morck.

February 2023: I entered the descendants of Bernard (John B.) Frese *1824 from the USA as best I could.

January 2023: Johann and Elisabeth Willerscheidt came to Obermarsberg between 1806 and 1809. After his time as a soldier, the state had given him an administrative job as a "Fruchtmesser" and later as a usher. His son Bernard Willerscheidt (*1796) was married to the youngest daughter of the mayor Hermann Josef Steinhoff.

Josef Gies, son of Johannes Gies (*1779), married the widow of J.Paul Rumpf, Christine Schulte (*1782), in 1811.
The granddaughter Maria emigrated to the USA in 1880/81.

December 2022: The Heinrich(Henry) Gerdes family - Franziska(Francis) Rumpf added, who decided to start a new business in Texas/USA in 1867.


If you want to contribute to the content or you are a member of the "Sippe", you can get a user account here.

Special thanks go to my grandson Florian, on whose initiative everything was created.

With his suggestions, contacts and photos, Ulli Fobbe also plays a large part in this site. You can read a lot on the website.

Horst Stolp should also be mentioned, who made his notes and the family register of Johann Tusche/Maria Bigge available.

Tobias Bracht also contributed his part to the side. His personal memories and documents are worth reading at

Last but not least, the information from Franz Josef and Maria Dicke from Obermarsberg should be mentioned, who not only has the Marsberg family tree of Libor Tegethoff in his database and has shown us a line up to Charlemagne, but also created the family tree of the Frese family .

The Warburg genealogical tables, made available online as a pdf download by the Westphalia-Lippe Regional Association, have also been included in this family tree. There are a few nice stories to read about, among other things, the inheritance of Corvey Abbey.

My aunt Thea left me her family tree and my brother Antonius sent me some death certificates and photos, and then there were also Karl-Heinz and Marie-Luise Runte with their contributions.

Through the notes of my uncle Franz I received the necessary information about the ancestors on my mother's side. In the meantime, many church registers have been put online under the Matricula project, so that the data from the FamilySearch database can be seen as confirmed, but some have also been corrected.

There was a connection to the knights "von Rump(f)" and their later ancestral seat, today's "Haus Wenne" near Eslohe. The "nobilis" Caspar Rumpf marries Anna Margaretha de LaPaix from Arnsberg, is probably also named in the will of Anna Elisabeth von Rumpf and von Weichs (heirs of the "Haus Wenne" ) are godparents to his children.

Presumably economic reasons caused the blacksmith Johann Josef Limberg (my great-great-grandfather) and some of his siblings to leave Reiste. After the death of his father (+1848) he went to Grevenstein, Clemens(tailor) and Caspar(carpenter) in the USA and Caspar went on to Australia. Clemens took the name of the farm Roggemann as his family name in the USA. In the Sauerland people were often better known by their house- or farm- name or by an additional name. Christian Limberg from Dorlar married the heiress of the Rogge(mann) farm at (Nieder)Reiste in 1737.

as far as Franz Frese

Franz Anton Frese *1884
Birth: June 20, 1884Niedermarsberg
Occupation: Laborant
Death: March 28, 1954Niedermarsberg
Maria Bieker *1892 1916
Birth: December 23, 1892Giershagen
Death: October 22, 1970Niedermarsberg
Josef Rumpf *1887
Birth: October 29, 1887Grevenstein
Occupation: Schreiner
Death: July 19, 1974Warstein
Theresia Limberg *1888
Birth: January 4, 1888Grevenstein
Death: February 17, 1930Grevenstein
Heinrich Fobbe *1879
Birth: August 16, 1879Obermarsberg
Occupation: Maurer
Death: February 17, 1970Obermarsberg
Maria Oberhoff *1886
Birth: August 6, 1886Obermarsberg
Death: April 6, 1928Obermarsberg
Johann Tusche *1893 1943
Birth: January 16, 1893Obermarsberg
Occupation: Maurer
Religion: Katholisch
Death: August 22, 1965Obermarsberg
Maria Bigge *1903
Birth: August 27, 1903Giershagen
Religion: Katholisch
Death: May 1, 1988Obermarsberg
Theresia Schraub *1897
Birth: May 12, 1897Beisinghausen
Death: February 6, 1980Warstein
Anton Mörs (1719–1805) Wilhelm Willi Fobbe (1905–1998) Andrew Bruchard Marum (1907–2003) Johannes Fabri (1810–1871) Franz Anton Frese  (1884–1954) Wilhelm Enst (…–…) Johann Joseph Joseph Rumpf (1833–1869) Johann Fobbe (1804–1866) Andrew Bruchard Marum (1907–2003) Edward Irvin Roberts (1897–1966) Elisabeth Schlüter (1879–1931) Matthäus Mönig  (…–…) Heinrich Fobbe (1873–1923) Joseph Frese (1870–1898) Maria Catharina Holle (1752–…)